A sixth-grade girl pulled a handgun from a backpack at her eastern Idaho school on Thursday and opened fire, hitting two fellow students and a member of school staff and inflicting non-life-threatening injuries on them, officials said. The girl was disarmed by a teacher at Rigby Middle School in Rigby, Idaho, a remote community about 270 miles (435 km) east of Boise, and held until law enforcement arrived, Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson said. Her name and exact age weren't immediately released. "She fired multiple rounds inside of the school and out," Anderson said at a news conference. "We don't have a lot of details of why. That is being investigated." Students were sent home with their parents immediately after the shootings and classes will be canceled on Friday, Jefferson School District Superintendent Chad Martin said. "This is the worst nightmare any school district could ever face," said Martin. "We prepare for it and we're never truly ready for it." Several … [Read more...] about Girl in 6th grade detained after Idaho school shooting; 3 injured
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Vo Tri Thanh *Vo Tri Thanh Viet Nam has delivered its economic data in the first quarter. The overall picture is still optimistic with the gross domestic product (GDP) expanding nearly 4.5 per cent – among the best performers in the world. However, is this result good enough for the Southeast Asian country to securely triumph over its target set for the whole year? The first quarter growth, though in the same range as the last quarter of 2020 which also stood at 4.48 per cent, was up from the 3.68 per cent recorded in the first quarter of last year. The renewed outbreak of COVID-19 in some parts of the country, including the capital city of Ha Noi, adversely affected the first-quarter's performance which fell below the Government’s expectation of 5.12 per cent and was lower than the 5.7 per cent expected by Bloomberg’s economists. Despite that, Viet Nam has been widely praised for its economic achievements given all the uncertainty about the prolonged pandemic and uneven … [Read more...] about Does Q1 economic picture satisfy Viet Nam’s expectation?
Considered as the largest panorama oil painting in Southeast Asia, “The Battle of Dien Bien Phu”, on display at Dien Bien Victory Museum promises to be an interesting highlight for visitors to Dien Bien. The extravaganza panoramic painting titled “The Battle of Dien Bien Phu” is on the last stage of creation and will officially be showcased to people in the northern mountain of Dien Bien in 2022. With a total investment of VND40 billion. (US$1.7 million), the artwork is the first 360-degree painting on history in Vietnam, praising the illustrious Dien Bien victory over the French troops in 1954. The painting is 132 meters long and 20.5 meter high. The total area of the canvas is more than 3,000 square meters. “The Battle of Dien Bien Phu” was conceptualized in 2014 and painting started in 2019. It has been 80% completed at the moment. Once to be completed, the painting will be displayed as the centerpiece within a giant … [Read more...] about “The Battle of Dien Bien Phu” : the biggest panorama picture in Southeast Asia revealing encompassing view of epic battle
Judges at the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year photo contest, an annual event sponsored by UK-based The Food Awards Company, has selected several submissions by Vietnamese photographers to take home top prizes in the 2021 iteration of the event. The contest – launched in 2011 to “celebrate the very best in food photography and film from around the world” – accepts photo and video submissions of foods for its various categories, including photographs of food styled for magazines, as well as family themed, food production, and even food in politics categories. With the competition now in its 10th year, judges sifted through almost 10,500 entries from more than 70 countries before announcing the winners online during a live-streamed event on April 28. ‘Taste’ shows a young family preparing food in their home in Lichang, Shanxi, China. This photo won the Grand prize at Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021. Photo: Li Huaifeng Chinese photographer Li … [Read more...] about Picture-perfect: Vietnamese cuisine takes home top prizes at international food photo contest
Here are today’s leading news stories: COVID-19 Updates -- Authorities in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau have agreed to provide COVID-19 treatment for 12 crew members of a Vietnamese cargo ship after they returned to the Mekong Delta province of Long An from Indonesia on April 24. Society -- It is expected to be sunny across Vietnam during the holiday weekend marking Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers’ Day (May 1), the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting reported, adding that occasional showers and thunderstorms may occur in the evening. -- More than 13,200 people were found entering and exiting Vietnam illegally along the country’s borders with China, Cambodia, and Laos in January-March, according to the Border Guard Command. -- Le Loi Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City is partially reopened to traffic on Thursday after the developer of the metro line No. 1 project removed some construction barriers along the … [Read more...] about Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – April 29