An American social-ecologist offered her insights into the effects of ocean pollution on fishing communities around the world, including Vietnam, during a panel discussion following a screening of environmental documentary ‘Trashed’ in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday afternoon. The American Center, run by the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, hosted a screening of the feature-length documentary followed by a panel discussion on December 9 as part of an effort to address the global challenge of saving the ailing oceans. First released in May 2012, ‘Trashed’ follows Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons around the world as he explores several destinations that have been hit particularly hard by ocean pollution, including Sidon - the third-largest city in Lebanon, the Gulf of California, and Plymouth - a port city situated on the south coast of Devon in England. In Sidon, a mountain of household garbage towering 40 meters high is wreaking havoc on the Eastern … [Read more...] about US social-ecologist reflects on destruction of world’s oceans at Saigon film screening, panel discussion
The club said it was impressed with Anh's control in the midfield that he displayed at Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC and the national team, especially his excellent performances in the 2020 World Cup qualifiers recently. The decision to trial Anh is partly due to the injury suffered by their top midfielder, Tomas Pina. A chance to play in the La Liga has thrilled Anh, but HAGL FC are not so happy. "Tuan Anh stills plays an important role in our club's plans for the new season," a board member said. Anh is arguably one of the most talented midfielders Vietnam has ever had. In 2016 he played for Yokohama FC in Japan's J2 League, but with limited success. Alaves are entrenched in the La Liga. In the 2018-19 season the club finished 11th. They are currently in 15th place with 18 points from 16 matches. … [Read more...] about La Liga club invites Vietnamese midfielder for trial
May, who was appointed prime minister shortly after Britain voted to leave the EU in June, faced down attempts in both the lower and upper houses of parliament to add conditions to legislation giving her right to launch the divorce. Both houses backed the so-called Brexit bill and after securing symbolic approval from Queen Elizabeth, which could come early on Tuesday, May has the right to begin what could be Britain's most complex negotiations since World War Two. But beyond saying she will begin the formal process by the end of this month, May has yet to answer the question of exactly when, and end nine months of guesswork as to how her government will approach the unchartered territory of leaving the EU. "We are now on the threshold of the most important negotiation for our country in a generation," Brexit minister David Davis said in a statement after parliament approved the legislation on Monday. "We have a plan to build a Global Britain, and take advantage of its new place in the … [Read more...] about May wins right to launch EU divorce talks, question is when?
President Joko Widodo (L) (Photo: AFP/VNA) Jakarta (VNA) - President Joko Widodo on December 12 laid out strategies that could bring about a competitive edge for Indonesia when the country faces pressures from other nations over its trade policies on palm oil and nickel. By reducing imports and boosting exports, the current account deficit could be narrowed and create a stronger comparative advantage for the country, the President said during his visit to automotive manufacturer Isuzu Astra Motor Indonesia (IAMI) in Karawang, West Java. Indonesia has just shipped Isuzu Straga vehicles to the Philippines. However, within the next three years, the cars will be exported to 20 other countries in Africa, East Asia and the Middle East, he said. Indonesia’s automobile exports needed to be increased to at least 1 million vehicles by 2024, from less than 300,000 vehicles currently. That way the current account deficit can be controlled and the trade balance can be managed, … [Read more...] about Indonesia rolls out strategies to ease economic pressure
Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the UN (Photo: VNA) New York (VNA) – During the working term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) in 2020-2021, Vietnam will work hard to contribute to preventing conflicts, promoting preventive diplomacy and dealing with disputes peacefully in the spirit of Article 6 of the UN Charter. Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to the UN, introduced priorities during the country’s tenure in the UNSC at a press conference in New York on December 12. The Ambassador said that Vietnam will also try to engage in the reform of the council’s operation and the active cooperation between the council and regional organisations. He said that Vietnam will voice its opinions on major issues such as the protection of civilians and essential infrastructure works in conflict areas, the safeguarding of women and children during armed conflicts, the settlement of … [Read more...] about Vietnam introduces priorities during tenure in UN Security Council