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Change direction of tropical depression may cause downpours in central region

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2010 at 9:25 am

Super Typhoon Megi can change direction

In Uncategorized on October 20, 2010 at 7:04 am

After hitting Vietnam’s East Sea, the super Typhoon Megi has grown stronger as it approached the Philippines’ Luzon Island, said the National Hydrometeorological Forecast Center.

      Storm Megi direction forecast

The eye of storm was located at 16.7 degrees north latitude and 118.1 degrees east longitude and around 620km to the east of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) with gusts from 183-221 kph at noon October 19.

The storm was forecast to move west-northwest with wind speeds of 10-15 kph in the next 24 hours and become stronger even over the next few days.

The storm eye is around 400km to the Hoang Sa Archipelago with gust of over 200kph on October 20 and will move between west-northwest and northwest with wind speed about 10 kph on 21.

Forecasters said waves off the east of East Sea could be great from 12- 14 meters.

According to the weather bureaus throughout the world, the super storm is forecast to head to China.

However, Megi, the strongest storm in the last 20 years in the Eastern East Sea and Pacific region, is a complicated typhoon. It can not give exact forecast of the super typhoon’s course.

In related news, 16 shipwrecked fishermen were rescued from their boat No.0106-Hoa Hai in the Hoang Sa Archipelago region by the Brunei’ naval ship in the evening of October 19. Sinking boat’s captain Nguyen Ngoc Sinh called his family to say they were safe on the same day.

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Source: SGGP

Cameron pledges new direction for Britain

In Uncategorized on May 13, 2010 at 4:57 am

Britain’s new premier David Cameron vowed a “seismic shift” in how the country is governed Wednesday, unveiling a coalition deal and describing a record deficit as its “most urgent issue”.

A day after taking office in Britain’s first power-sharing government since World War II, Cameron said his Conservative party and its Liberal Democrat partners would take Britain in a “historic new direction.”

The detailed joint policy programme published by Cameron — Britain’s youngest prime minister for two centuries — included a pledge not to join the euro and confirmed plans for a fixed five-year term for British parliaments.

“We are announcing a new politics, a new politics where the national interest is more important than the party interest,” he said in an open-air press conference with Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, his deputy.

Britain’s new Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and new Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, pose for pictures on the steps of 10 Downing Street in London.

In Downing Street’s leafy garden — a striking contrast to his predecessor Gordon Brown’s monthly indoor press conferences — Cameron added: “It can be a historic and seismic shift in our political leadership.

“Our liberal-conservative government will take Britain in a historic new direction,” he said.

The 43-year-old got down to work in Downing Street after striking a post-election deal with the Liberal Democrats late Tuesday.

Cameron — who has pulled the party once led by Margaret Thatcher closer to the centre ground — named Clegg and four other members of the centrist party in his cabinet.

Key points of the seven-page coalition accord included:

– a statement that cutting the country’s record deficit was “the most urgent issue” facing Britain.

– an emergency budget within 50 days.

– saying “Britain will not join or prepare to join the euro in this parliament.”

– the cancellation of plans to build a third runway at London’s Heathrow airport.

– stressing that “essential” reform to the banking system is needed to avoid a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis which it blamed on the last government.

Earlier, new Foreign Secretary William Hague insisted the coalition agreement, forged in five days of talks after an inconclusive May 6 election produced the first hung parliament since 1974, would stand the test of time.

“I don’t think it will be a weak coalition. It will be a strong government,” said Hague, adding that the conflict in Afghanistan — where Britain has around 10,000 troops — would be his “most urgent priority.”

New Finance Minister George Osborne added: “Now’s the time to roll up the sleeves, and get Britain working.”

London’s stock market and the pound recovered after a jittery few days ended with Tuesday’s deal, although the currency later gave up early gains.

Bank of England governor Mervyn King welcomed Cameron’s plan to make six billion pounds (seven billion euros, nine billion dollars) of public sector savings in 2010, deeply opposed by his Labour predecessor Gordon Brown.

Britain’s deficit stands at 163.4 billion pounds, or 11.6 percent of gross domestic product — the highest level since World War II. It emerged from recession at the end of last year.

Cameron was asked to form a government by Queen Elizabeth II late Tuesday after Brown resigned.

The race to be the Labour party’s next leader got under way Wednesday, with ex-foreign secretary David Miliband the first to throw his hat into the ring.

US President Barack Obama called Cameron within minutes of his appointment, inviting him to visit in July, Downing Street said — and on Tuesday the US leader called the British premier a “smart, dedicated (and) effective” leader.

Hague will also travel to Washington on Friday for talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, both sides said.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh talked to Cameron, with Singh inviting him for an “early” visit to Delhi.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to hold talks with Cameron in a visit on June 18.

Critics say the deal between the centre-right Conservatives and centrist Lib Dems is an unlikely alliance, since they have strongly differing views on a number of issues.

But between them, they have enough to secure a majority in the House of Commons which Labour and the Lib Dems, seen as more natural bedfellows, did not, although they held talks.

Clegg leads a Liberal party into British government for the first time since 1922.

Source: SGGP

MoIT’s direction on stabilising steel prices

In Uncategorized on April 18, 2010 at 3:27 pm

MoIT’s direction on stabilising steel prices

QĐND – Sunday, April 18, 2010, 21:32 (GMT+7)

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has asked cities and provinces to boost production and control the price of steel.  

Market management departments should deal with speculation and prevent trade fraud leading to State budget’s losses and negative effects on consumers.



The Vietnam Steel Association should help enterprises accelerate steel production projects and reduce steel imports while steel producers are not allowed to increase prices.

The Vietnam Steel Corporation should manage the delivery of steel delivery to facilitate a direct supply to end users and cut out the middle man. It should also make public the discount rate, steel quality and prices to ensure stable production.

According to the MoIT, retail steel prices in March rocketed by VND600,000 per tonne and 1.22 million tonnes of steel were used for construction in the first quarter.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

VN asks WHO for H1N1 vaccine direction

In Vietnam Health on November 30, 2009 at 10:12 am

Following the recent withdrawal of two batches of H1N1 vaccine in Canada due to suspected poor quality, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health has asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to make an official recommendation for Vietnam.

The country has imported around 1.2 million doses of H1N1 vaccine, said the National Steering Board for Vaccination against H1N1 on November 29. GlaxoSmithKline, through the WHO, supplies the vaccine for Vietnam and Canada.

Canadian health authorities decided to suspend the use of two batches of GlaxoSmithKline-supplied vaccine in late October, after higher-than-normal rates of adverse reactions were reported.

Vietnam has suggested the WHO provide another batch of vaccine or use a different supplier to ensure patient safety in case the vaccines were taken from the same batch as that in Canada.

Nguyen Tran Hien, director of the Central Institute of Hygiene Epidemiology, said 40 nations are currently using the H1N1 vaccine with 60 million people now inoculated worldwide.

In related news, the health ministry on the same day reported another death from swine flu. The 59-year-old victim from the northern province of Quang Ninh died on November 26. He also suffered from schizophrenia.

To date, Vietnam has reported 11,000 swine flu infections with 44 fatalities.

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