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?
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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
Doctor Tran Thanh Van, founder of the Rencontres du Vietnam, expressed his honor to welcome 150 international scientists to Vietnam, stating that thanks to this most prominent scientific event in the Asia-Pacific area, Vietnamese scientists now have a wonderful chance to connect with their international counterparts. This is also an excellent opportunities for the young in Vietnam to get in touch with and learn from influential scientific figures in the world. He shared that it was in such a friendly environment that all scientists can freely share their ideas and collaborate to create new ones in order to contribute more to the development of the world. He also insisted that science is the universal truth which could help in strengthening world peace. The presence of the international scientists and their family in Vietnam has shown that we are all like close friends to come and share scientific ideas in the hope for a better and more developed world. “Please help … [Read more...] about Int’l scientific conference launched in Quy Nhon City
Gibs S. Song, Partner at California-based venture capital company Big Basin Capital.� Photo Last year marked an important milestone in the Vietnamese start-up community, featuring Government Scheme 844 towards a national innovation ecosystem by 2025, with attention from investors and the State as well. However, most local start-ups are in their early stages with limited capacity and capital-related obstacles. Viet Nam News reporter Phuong Uyen talks to Gibs S. Song, a partner at California-based venture capital company Big Basin Capital and start-up investor in Viet Nam, about the key to the country’s start-up development and the possibility of a venture capital investment system. Why did you decide to come to Viet Nam as an investor? After I retired from my long-time employment at Samsung Electronics Co., I became an angel investor, and later I joined a fund as an institutional investor. I wanted to move to a different country, and among all the countries I have visited, … [Read more...] about VN’s startups need innovation, more investment