Breeding imported dogs as pets has been now becoming a trend in many in big cities such as Hanoi and HCM City. But there has been an increase in the number of owners attacked, and in some cases even killed, according to Hà Nội Mới (New Hà Nội) Newspaper. Since earlier this year, there were many cases that the people were bitten by their dogs and died of rabies in Hanoi, the newspaper reported. Breeding imported dogs as pets has been now becoming a trend in many in big cities such as Hanoi and HCM City.— Photo nhandaodoisong.vn In earlier August this year, a man living in Thanh Xuân District was bitten in the neck by a 30kg Malinois dog owned by his neighbour. The dog was not wearing a muzzle.The tragic story is just the one in a series of recent fatalities caused by dog bites.In the middle of July, an eight-month old baby girl living on Đội Cấn Street in Hanoi died from bites by her own family’s 40kg … [Read more...] about Deadly dog attacks raise concerns over lax regulations
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Land reclamation at a popular beach in the southern Vietnamese province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, initiated to prepare for the construction of a US$50 million aquarium complex, has been halted to review its impact on the surrounding environment. Nguyen Thanh Long, chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, signed a decision on Tuesday to cease work on the Hon Nguu Aquarium project. The administration asked the provincial Department of Construction to work with the project’s developer, Vung Tau Cable Car Tourism JSC (VCCT), to reevaluate the entire project and its impact on surrounding areas, the environment, and local tourism. A resident looks at the site of land reclamation for the Hon Nguu Aquarium project in Vung Tau City, Vietnam. Photo: Dong Ha / Tuoi Tre The Hon Nguu aquarium complex is planned to be built at the Front Beach, which runs adjacent to Tran Phu Street in Vung Tau City, a popular beach destination in southern Vietnam. The project will cover an area of … [Read more...] about Vietnam halts beachside aquarium project to review environmental impact
TIPPLE: A dry martini mixed with fig juice infused syrup, dry martini, dry gin and lime. Photos courtesy of Senses Restaurant by Minh Thu The beautiful house in the woods with the delightful scent of food in the air reminded me of the witch’s house in the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. I was truly surprised to see such a nice, French-style villa deep in the forest, well-furnished inside and above all, offering delicious food. After a long day trekking in Ba Vì National Park (60km from the city centre) through paths full of obstacles and bushes, all I needed was a place to rest and enjoy some food, because of course, my stomach was growling. Senses Restaurant is located in an old villa nestled under the green canopies of the primary forest. When I entered the restaurant, I was struck by the classy design and decoration. I chose a table near the window to enjoy the spectacular view over … [Read more...] about Fig mania in Ba Vi National Park
Dr Mathieu Nalpas* by Dr Mathieu Nalpas* How was vaccination discovered? The concept of vaccination and immunisation is very ancient. Evidence of early inoculation to protect people from some disease was found in China. However, the rate of success and protection was not very good. The first modern vaccine was developed in England in the late 18th Century and was used against an infectious disease called smallpox or variola. Another version of this infection was affecting cows; its name was cowpox or vaccine. The words vaccine and vaccination come from the vaccine disease. The word vaccine comes from the Latin word vacca, which means cow. In the 18th century, farmers who were milking the cows could get infected with the cowpox virus. They suffered skin lesions and pustules on their hands and arms, but nothing very severe. During smallpox epidemics, the milkmaids would not become infected with smallpox even when in contact with people suffering from the disease. In 1796, … [Read more...] about To-your-health: Vaccination, what is it all about?
Residents of Thanh Thuỷ Commune in Vị Xuyên District said they are still occasionally startled by an explosion somewhere in the mountains nearby, a cruel reminder of a bloody border war 40 years ago. Unexploded ordnance littered the forest floor in Hà Giang Province. — VNS File Photo They first prayed that no one gets hurt by stepping on the unexploded ordnance (UXO) buried in the terrain throughout the north-eastern uplands, especially the northernmost province of Hà Giang, where the bloodiest battles were waged. Bồn Văn Hòn lives just 10km from the centre of Thanh Thuỷ Commune but the journey easily takes more than two hours. Having lost both of his legs in two separate incidents related to unexploded bombs, Hòn uses his arms to move around. Bồn Văn Hòn lost both his legs in two separate incidents involving unexploded ordnance in Vị Xuyên District of Hà Giang … [Read more...] about Unexploded bombs continue to haunt Hà Giang