Viet Nam News Annual prizes by the Việt Nam Literature & Art Association were presented to 65 of its members early this month in Hà Nội. The awards review and evaluate the performance of artists over the year. Writer Ngô Thảo, former deputy-chairman of the Việt Nam Stage Artists Association spoke about the award. The annual awards from the Literature and Art Association honour the dedication and creative efforts of authors and artists. Do you care about the awards? Myself and other artists are not interested in this award because the prize is not worth the effort we put in. A novel we spend 5 years working on, with 1,000 copies printed, wins just VNĐ5 million or VNĐ10 million. It is not adequate. For the Nobel Prize in Literature, it’s a US$1 million-prize. Of course there are only a few people in the world to receive the Nobel Prize. I want to emphasise that the value of the award must be commensurate with the effort the … [Read more...] about Literature prize needs to promote creativity
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Thu Vân One year go, to this day, I was shivering in fury, agony and disbelief as I wrote an editorial about three kindergarten caregivers slapping the faces of 3-5 years old toddlers, even throwing them up in the air in anger. Today, those feelings are back in full force, and I still can’t control the shivering and the emotions. This time, it is a sixth grader in Quảng Bình Province at the receiving end of violence. In some ways, this is even worse. It was not an adult beating up a child, this time, horrific as that is. This time, an adult got the kids to be violent. Yes, this bears emphasising. An adult, a teacher no less, got her students, sixth graders, to engage in violence on their friend and classmate. The teacher forced the sixth graders to slap one of their classmates 10 times each, and the kid was slapped a total of 231 times for allegedly using foul language in class. Why 231? Because the crime had been “upgraded” to a higher … [Read more...] about We have been slapped. How do we turn the other cheek?
The road is not always smoothBy Dao Quang Minh An employment day for Japanese companies in HCMC - PHOTO: THANH HOA Below are the experiences of a person working at a Japanese company—both pros and cons. I was rather surprised when reading a recent report on recruitment and corporate culture at Japanese enterprises prepared by Navigos—a professional recruiter. The report shows that 77% of the survey respondents voted Japanese companies as the best working environment in Asia. In addition, more than half of the respondents said they are looking for a job at a Japanese firm in the near future. This is much higher than the percentage of those seeking to work for a company of other countries in the region, like Singapore (11%), Vietnam (4%), and South Korea (only 1.7%). The main reasons why they find Japanese businesses attractive are they may be “trained for the right attitude and working style,” work in a “professional environment” and enjoy … [Read more...] about The road is not always smooth
(VEN) - AIP Foundation’s Helmets for Families program, supported by Abbott, emphasized the importance of road safety for children by hosting the “Children Have Fun With Road Safety” festival at Tan Phu Trung Primary School in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City. This is the fifth year that Helmets for Families, supported by the global healthcare company Abbott and in partnership with the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC), Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), and local traffic authorities, is being implemented to encourage quality helmet use among students and their parents. As part of the Helmets for Families program, over 1,100 children attended the festival, which included road safety games, performances and helmet-wearing demonstrations to reinforce previous road safety interventions by AIP Foundation at project schools. In addition to games and performances, a doctor from Cho Ray Hospital spoke to students about the importance of wearing quality … [Read more...] about Speaking to students about the importance of wearing quality helmets