Doãn Mậu Diệp. — Photo tienphong.vn Doãn Mậu Diệp, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, speaks to the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about how Việt Nam will revise the retirement age for workers or State employees How do you respond to a proposal that Việt Nam would raise the retirement age for its workers while many people in the working age still can’t find jobs? It is a real fact that in any labour market, job positions are always bigger than the actual number of working people. Yet, in all countries, many people are still unemployed. Japan is a good example. According to a national survey, there is only one candidate for four working positions while the unemployment rate in Japan currently stands at 2.4 per cent. In the real labour market, the mismatch between supply and demand happens in all countries, and Việt Nam is no exception. For example, in the Republic of Korea, the … [Read more...] about Why we have to increase the retirement age?
The latest Ford Trends Report shows how technology has a profound impact on people's life The report features global trends to understand how consumers are changing and how companies must respond. Self-driving cars are a hot topic today, but if you had to choose would you rather your children ride in an autonomous vehicle or drive with a stranger? You may be surprised to learn that 67 per cent of adults would opt for the self-driving car. That insight is one of many revealed in the 2019 Looking Further with Ford Trend Report, released yesterday. The report takes a deep look into the drivers of behavioural change, specifically uncovering the dynamic relationships consumers have with the shifting landscape of technology. In its global survey of 14 countries, Ford’s research revealed that 87 per cent of adults believe technology is the biggest driver of change. While 79 per cent of adults maintain that technology is a force for good, there are large segments of the population … [Read more...] about Latest annual Looking Further with Ford Trends Report released
As it celebrates the tenth anniversary of the LEAP programme, airplane engine-maker CFM International has once again emphasised commitments to the Vietnamese aviation sector. President and CEO Gaël Méheust shared with VIR’s Mai Phuong his thoughts. President and CEO Gaël Méheust CFM has long been a trusted partner for Vietnamese carriers. Can you elaborate on this close partnership and the services you provide? We are proud to be the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial aircraft engines, including our long-term collaborations with various airlines in Vietnam. Earlier this year, we signed a memorandum of understanding with budget carrier Vietjet, who has been a buyer of our engines since 2011. We also work with the upcoming Bamboo Airways and previously with the flag carrier Vietnam Airlines. Our partnership with airlines, including those in this country, is a long-term one because our … [Read more...] about CFM International finds potential market in Vietnam’s aviation industry
Many fear the figure would continue to climb as search-and-rescue teams scour the debris of the Florida town that bore the brunt of the monster storm. "Mexico Beach is devastated," Florida Governor Rick Scott said of the town where Michael made landfall as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday. "It's like a bomb went off," Scott said as he toured the town of 1,000 people on the Gulf of Mexico. "It's like a war zone." Rescue teams were using sniffer dogs in Mexico Beach on Friday in a grim search for victims who may be buried under the rubble in the debris-strewn community. Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), warned that he expected the number of deaths to rise. A bulldozer clears up debris in Mexico Beach, Florida, following Hurricane Michael "I hope we don't see it climb dramatically but I have reasons to believe we still haven't got into some of the hardest hit areas," he said. "What's happening is search and rescue is trying to get into the rubble to … [Read more...] about Hurricane Michael death toll hits 13
Viet Nam News by Paul Kennedy The greatest night of my life was May 25, 2005. I was in Istanbul having just watched Liverpool FC beat AC Milan in the final of the Champions League at the Ataturk Stadium. We shouldn’t have won. We probably didn’t deserve to win, but after 120 nail-biting minutes Liverpool overcame their Italian opponents in a penalty shoot-out. I’m not ashamed to admit it, I shed a tear. That night, and the following morning, the streets of Istanbul were painted red as thousands of Liverpool celebrated their unlikely victory. And when the team returned home with the trophy, thousands of people welcomed them as they paraded their prize around the city. Monday night in Ha Noi reminded me a lot of 2005. In fact as far as passion, intensity and sheer joy, the supporters of Viet Nam surpassed those from my home city. I was not in this country in January when the U23’s reached the final of the Asian Football Championship but I watched closely … [Read more...] about We all need to belong to something
Vingroup has invested VND2.4 trillion ($103.2 million) for an 80 percent stake in payment intermediary services firm VINID Joint Stock Company, according to a statement on the National Business Registration Portal. VINID, incorporated this week, has a charter capital of VND3 trillion ($129 million) and its other two founding shareholders are Hanoi-based VICARE Corporation (19 percent) and a person named Nguyen Minh Hong (1 percent). VINID sought to operate in 12 different areas of business, and received a registration certificate from the Hanoi Department of Planning and Investment. The payment services business must wait for State Bank of Vietnam permission, but the company has indicated it intends to begin as soon as it gets the green light. VINID is running Vingroup’s customer loyalty program, issuing VinID cards to customers of all of Vingroup’s subsidiaries. The firm takes care of four million card holders, Pham Nhat Vuong, chairman of Vingroup, told the 2018 annual … [Read more...] about Real estate giant shakes up market with yet another business
US President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP) "I let him know we can't have this, we're not going to have it, and that's the way it's going to be," Trump said in an interview with CBS. Asked if he held Putin personally responsible for interference in the November 2016 presidential vote, Trump replied: "Well, I would, because he's in charge of the country, just like I consider myself to be responsible for things that happen in this country." Trump said he had been "very strong on the fact that we can't have meddling, we can't have any of that." Trump has been under bipartisan fire in Washington for failing to publicly confront Putin over the election interference at the press conference that followed their Helsinki talks. Trump has also appeared on several occasions to question the US intelligence findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 vote in a bid to undermine Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. He did … [Read more...] about Trump says he told Putin ‘we can’t have meddling’ in US vote
Trương Nguyện Thành. — Photo Hoa Sen University A professor at Hoa Sen University in HCM City who shot to fame when he taught a class on innovation wearing a pair of shorts has come up short at the hand of some bureaucrats’ rigid interpretation of regulations. The professor, also famous for encouraging students to think outside the box, was chosen to fill the vacant position of the university’s chancellor by its board of directors, but the municipal education department vetoed the move, citing a “lack of experience”. Dr. Trương Nguyện Thành has since decided to part ways with the university, returning to a position he held earlier in a prestigious school in the United States. The relevant rule being cited from the Law on Higher Education says that a candidate must hold a doctoral degree and have at least five years of experience in a management position, either as faculty dean or the head of a … [Read more...] about Do we want to reverse or advance our brain drain?
VIETNAM 1-2 UZBEKISTAN UZB - Header by defender Rustamjon Ashurmatov, 8' VIE - Free kick by Nguyen Quang Hai, 41' UZB - Andrey Sidorov, 120', following a corner Vietnam Team Stats Uzbekistan 8 Shots 20 3 Shots on target 9 31% Possession 69% 2 Corners 12 12 Fouls 26 2 Yellow cards 3 0 Red cards 0 Vietnam finished as runner-up in the AFC U23 final against Uzbekistan after the latter scored in the last minute of extra time, brining the score to 1-2. In addition to silver medals, the Vietnamese team also received the Fair Play Award for its performance throughout the competition, which took place in China. It was the first time a Vietnamese national team has made it to the final of a continental championship, attracting attention from global football fans. In snowy conditions at the Changzhou Olympic Sports Center, it was Uzbek defender Rustamjon Ashurmatov who scored first with a header in the 8th minute. More than half an hour later, … [Read more...] about Vietnam suffers heartbreak with 2-1 loss to Uzbekistan in U23 Asian Cup final
Hoàng Anh On Monday, Deputy Chairman of the District 1 People’s Committee Đoàn Ngọc Hải in HCM City handed in his papers, admitting failure in his efforts to clear pavements of unauthorized vendors and other forms of illegal encroachment. Hải’s action was remarkable and admirable. He’d promised the public in February last year that he would regain the pavement for pedestrians or resign from his post by the end of the year. The man kept his promise. A public official staking is reputation and career on a promise and then keeping it is virtually unheard of in this country. Unfortunately, it’s not a resignation that we wanted. But, while we bemoan the loss of a sincere official, there must be a recognition that Hải’s failure was not just one of implementing the law, but a failure to place the problem in its proper context and to plan a long-term, feasible solution. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise. … [Read more...] about A complex problem we can’t resign ourselves to