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Vietnam strives to have one million of IT officers with int’l qualifications

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:23 am




Vietnam strives to have one million of IT officers with int’l qualifications


QĐND – Thursday, December 23, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

Vietnam strives to be one of the world’s top 40 nations whose Information Technology (IT) students meet international qualifications by 2015.


This is one of the focal issues debated by delegates at a seminar on training IT human resources in Hanoi on December 23.


Nguyen Nhu Thang, secretary general of the Vietnam Electronic Industries Association said that to fulfill the project’s objectives, Vietnam needs to pay special attention to developing high quality IT staff, who would meet the requirements for international integration. Vietnam now ranks among top five nations in the Asia-Pacific region which have good sources of IT officers.


However, universities and colleges in Vietnam have not achieved good results in training IT human resources. Only one-third of schools meet the requirements in terms of the teaching staff and facilities, said secretary general of the Vietnam Informatics Association, Nguyen Long.


He added that the education sector should call on social organisations to invest in students and help them compete in informatics contests and become international computer programmers.


The Prime Minister has approved a project to promptly turn Vietnam into a power nation in information technology and communications by 2020.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Chief finance officers share information

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2010 at 5:22 pm




Chief finance officers share information


QĐND – Thursday, November 25, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

More than 200 local and foreign chief financial officers (CFOs) gathered in Hanoi on November 24 for a seminar on their role in dealing with fiscal turbulence.


The seminar promoted the sharing of information on corporate finance, integration into the international financial community and harmonizing financial and accounting standards.


Participants also discussed the global accreditation system by the International Association of Financial Executives.


Nguyen Ngoc Bach, director of the CFO Vietnam Club, said the global economy is gaining momentum, but financial downturn is not yet over.


He said the seminar offered an opportunity for CFOs and corporate leaders to develop measures to minimize risks in business operations.


Bach said the implementation of the association’s global accreditation and finance and accounting standards in Vietnam will help standardise financial management systems.


Hiroshi Yaguchi, vice chairman of the association and founder and executive director of the Japan Association for CFOs, told the forum that the world economy is relying on Asia to further grow.


He said the situation remains unstable and unpredictable and a second dip can still be triggered. However, the world economy had fully shifted to Asia.


Le Dang Doanh, former director of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), said Vietnam’s economy has witnessed a significant recovery during the past two years.


It was agreed that skilled human resources is the key to boosting industry and attracting foreign investment.


Public and private investments remain at high levels. However, the exchange rate has been strongly influenced by Vietnam’s rising inflation, budget deficits, increasing public and foreign debt, an international trade deficit and current account deficit.


To combat this, the Vietnamese Government has set an ambitious target of stabilizing inflation while trying to reach a higher economic growth rate.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Four police officers shot dead in Washington state

In World on November 30, 2009 at 4:11 am

Four police officers were shot dead in an execution-style ambush at a coffee shop near a US air force base in Washington state, police said.


Pierce County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ed Troyer said the victims were sitting at a table in the cafe before their shift when a lone gunman entered and started shooting at around 8:15 am (1615 GMT) local time.


“We have somebody out there who blatantly went in and opened fire on four police officers, killing all four of them,” Troyer said following the shooting near McChord Air Force base in Tacoma, south of Seattle.


The identities of the victims were not immediately released although later Sunday police said three men and one woman officer had been killed. All the victims were wearing uniforms, including bulletproof vests.








Four police officers were shot dead in an execution-style ambush at a coffee shop near a US air force base in Washington state, police said.

Troyer said the officers, from nearby Lakewood Police Department, had been specifically targeted, noting that staff and customers at the coffee shop had not been shot at.


“It was definitely an ambush target situation, there were two baristas and some other customers in there. None of them were hurt or shot at or aimed at,” Troyer said.


“This was more of an execution. Walk in with the specific mindset to shoot police officers.”


The suspected gunman was described as a “black male in his 20s or 30s” Troyer told reporters. “He walked in with a handgun, opened fire multiple times and fled the scene,” he said.


The gunman was described as scruffy-looking and fled on foot after the attack, possibly with another man, he said.


Troyer later told King 5 local television that one of the mortally wounded officers may have traded fire with the gunman.


“There is evidence that a Lakewood Police officer fired off some shots and we hope that he hit him,” Troyer said. “If he’s hit, that means that he’s injured somewhere with a gunshot wound.”


Troyer said local hospitals had been alerted in case the suspect sought medical attention.


Police set up tiplines and offered a 10,000-dollar reward for anyone with information about those responsible for the shooting.


Around 200 officers from different law enforcement agencies were involved in the hunt for the shooting suspect late Sunday, police said.


“We have no motive at all,” Troyer told King 5. “I don’t think when we find out what it is, it will be anything that makes any sense or be worth it.”


Local media reports said police had been tackling street gangs in the area recently but Troyer appeared to discount a suggestion that the killing could have been part of an initiation test.


“For a gang member to do something like this would be way out of the box,” Troyer said. “Gangs wouldn’t be happy about this because it would bring attention to them that they don’t want. That’s not the direction we’re going.”


Washington Governor Chris Gregoire voiced his shock at the shootings, which local media said was the worst single loss of life involving law enforcement officers in state history.

“I am shocked and horrified at the murder of four police officers this morning in Pierce County,” Gregoire said.

“Our police put their lives on the line every day, and tragedies like this remind us of the risks they continually take to keep our communities safe.”


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