Veterinary workers culled sick pigs in Thanh Hoa province. (Photo: tienphong.vn) Hanoi (VNA) - Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), relevant agencies and local authorities to urgently implement measures to prevent the spread of African swine fever. The Deputy PM asked local authorities and agencies to provide timely information for pig breeders and to assist those who own infected pigs. The official chaired an emergency meeting on February 28 to discuss measures to prevent and limit the fever’s spread. The move followed a Government order to implement prompt measures to prevent the disease spreading. MARD Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien said African swine fever had been found in 20 communes of 13 districts in four provinces, Hung Yen, Thai Binh, Thanh Hoa and Ha Nam, and Hai Phong city. The total number of culled pigs was nearly 2,350 with estimated losses of tens of billions of dong. Sick pigs were … [Read more...] about Deputy PM urges measures to prevent spread of African swine fever
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Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), relevant agencies and local authorities to urgently implement measures to prevent the spread of African swine fever. The Deputy PM asked local authorities and agencies to provide timely information for pig breeders and to assist those who own infected pigs. The official chaired an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss measures to prevent and limit the fever’s spread. The move followed a Government order to implement prompt measures to prevent the disease spreading. Agriculture Deputy Minister Phùng Đức Tiến said African swine fever had been found in 20 communes of 13 districts in four provinces, Hưng Yên, Thái Bình, Thanh Hóa and Hà Nam, and Hải Phòng City. The total number of culled pigs was nearly 2,350 with estimated losses of tens of … [Read more...] about African swine fever spreading
Viet Nam News LOS ANGELES — The ballots are almost all in! Millions of television viewers around the globe will tune in Sunday to watch the Oscars, the glitziest night in showbiz, but most don’t know how the winners are chosen. Less than 8,000 people in the entertainment industry select the honorees -- and Tuesday marks the final day of voting. The following is a look at the complex, sometimes confounding process that leads to the winners of the 24 Academy Awards: Who votes? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles currently has 7,902 voting members. Academy membership is divided into 17 branches -- actors, directors, producers, costume designers, etc -- and candidates must be active or otherwise have "achieved distinction" in the industry. Applicants must be sponsored by two Academy members representing their branch. Oscar winners and nominees are automatically considered for membership and don’t need sponsors. … [Read more...] about Who votes for the Oscars, and how does it work?
Viet Nam News by Paul Kennedy May 14 1988 started out as a really good day. The sun was shining, I was 15-years-old and on my way to Wembley Stadium to watch Liverpool win the FA Cup. The result was a no brainer. Liverpool, the crème de la crème of English football versus Wimbledon. The Crazy Gang. Liverpool was a team packed with talent. Barnes, Beardsley, Houghton and Hansen. Wimbledon was a team packed with thugs, Vinnie Jones, Andy Thorn, Dennis Wise and some other players no one had ever heard of. Liverpool would win. They had to win, they were the better team. They could not possible lose. They lost. By one goal to nil. My dream day turned into a nightmare. The train journey back north was solemn to say the least. But you know what? Thirty plus years later, this final will still be remembered as one of the greatest in FA Cup history. Not because of the game itself, that was awful, but because it reminded the world of the beauty of the FA Cup. Fast forward to … [Read more...] about Klopp flops in the FA Cup but does it really matter?
Mr Austin Bollinger — Photo courtesy of Family Medical Practice Hanoi Viet Nam News By Mr Austin Bollinger * Physiotherapy is the medical practice of examination and treatment of injuries or disfunction of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Or in more general terms, if you are having pain or dysfunction related of muscles, joints or nerves a physiotherapist can help find the cause and how it can be treated. Many of us have experienced pain, discomfort or a general feeling that something physically is just not working correctly. Most of the time with a little rest or avoidance of activities or positions that exacerbate the symptoms thing go back to normal and we forget anything was wrong. But, what do we do when the symptoms persist or the event that initiated the symptoms was traumatic and rest just simply won’t do? This is where physiotherapy can help alleviate symptoms, restore function and return normalcy to your physical well being. Physiotherapy has a … [Read more...] about What is physiotherapy and how can it help you?
Richard R. C. Shih speaking at Taiwan Excellence 2018 In the 4.0 era, how important are smart technology applications in our day-to-day lives? Are these applications suitable for use in Vietnam? We have various emerging technologies that impact our lives in different ways today. Take smart technology for example, it makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) to enable a level of cognitive awareness. The technology employs machine learning and Big Data analysis to perform functions that have traditionally been done by humans. This boosts the efficiency, productivity, and functionality of almost anything it is applied to, hence creating a smarter and more comfortable life for us. Vietnam is both qualified and motivated to take the lead in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Smart applications can be applied in various fields in Vietnam, ranging from manufacturing and healthcare to education or home appliances. It also attracts great attention from users in Vietnam. In Vietnam, real … [Read more...] about How does technology make lives faster and easier?
VietNamNet Bridge - Most of the scrap stuck at ports is imported by Vietnamese companies for re-export to China. However, if the re-exports fail, importers will refuse to receive the scrap. Most of the scrap is imported for re-export to China According to Tan Cang Sai Gon Corporation, the volume of waste materials that arrived the port in the first six months of the year increased sharply, with 8,000 containers still uncleared. Vietnamese importers cannot re-export to China as China last year informed WTO that it had stopped importing 24 kinds of waste. The country has prohibited the import of all kinds of household waste. Many enterprises would rather give up imports, because the costs to ruin the scrap would be much higher than the pay for it. As a result, scrap has been left for many days at ports. RELATED NEWS Scrap steel imports threaten Vietnam’s environment Imported waste flooding Vietnam’s ports Mai Nam … [Read more...] about How does waste and scrap enter Vietnam?
Yellow fever vaccination for citizens in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Photo: AFP/VNA) Singapore (VNA) – The Singaporean Ministry of Health is considering adjustments to the Infectious Disease Act’s articles, especially those on denied entry to the country to prevent yellow fever virus. The Southeast Asian country has listed Congo, Ethiopia, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina and Peru among 42 African and South American countries in the endemic areas of the yellow fever virus. Accordingly, all passengers, comprising children from one year old, from those nations, or international tourists once residing and transiting through the 42 countries for more than 12 hours in the latest six days, have to show up proof of yellow fever vaccination, or else they will be denied entering the country. The ministry said that although there are yet no reported cases of yellow fever in Singapore, any importation of the disease to the nation will make it soon become an epidemic there due to the presence of … [Read more...] about Singapore tightens entry regulations to prevent yellow fever
Ngan had a meeting with her Bulgarian counterpart Tsveta Karayancheva on March 25 in Geneva, Switzerland on the sidelines of the 138th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly. NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (L) and her Bulgarian counterpart Tsveta Karayancheva The Vietnamese top legislator noted that Vietnam and Bulgaria have shared sound long-standing traditional friendship, stressing that Vietnamese people always keep in their mind the effective support that Bulgarian people have given to Vietnam in the past struggle for liberation as well as current national construction. She highlighted progress in bilateral ties over the past years, especially in politics and diplomacy, expressing her hope that the two sides will continue increasing the exchange of high-level delegations of sectors, localities as well as parliament agencies to seek specific measures to boost bilateral partnership in all fields. She noted that although two-way trade reached nearly 110 million USD in … [Read more...] about Vietnam NA does its best for stronger Vietnam-Bulgaria ties
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (L) meets her Bulgarian counterpart Tsveta Karayancheva on the sidelines of the 138th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland (Photo: VNA) Geneva (VNA) – The National Assembly of Vietnam always supports government-to-government cooperation and will do its best to elevate bilateral ties with Bulgaria to the next level for a productive trade partnership, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has said. Ngan had a meeting with her Bulgarian counterpart Tsveta Karayancheva on March 25 in Geneva, Switzerland on the sidelines of the 138th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly. The Vietnamese top legislator noted that Vietnam and Bulgaria have shared sound long-standing traditional friendship, stressing that Vietnamese people always keep in their mind the effective support that Bulgarian people have given to Vietnam in the past struggle for liberation as well as current national construction. She highlighted progress in … [Read more...] about Vietnam NA does its best for stronger ties with Bulgaria