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One more of sunken Van Don 02 saved, 11 still missing

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:04 am

Another man from the cargo vessel Van Don 02, which sank on the southern part of East Sea on December 28, has been saved. This now takes the rescued crewmembers to 12. However, another 11 people from the ship are still missing.

Van Dong Port in northern province of Quang Ninh.

Do Thanh Tu, 26, from Hai Phong City was saved by fishing boat number 95690 on December 29, said Do Trieu Quang, the owner of the Van Don 02.


Mr Quang, director of the Quang Ninh Sea Transport, Import and Export Joint Stock Company, also added that Tu’s health is still rather weak.


Earlier on December 28, 11 members of the vessel were saved by two fishing boats from the southern province of Kien Giang.


Pham Xuan Thuy, deputy director of the company said that the sinking incident might have been caused by a tornado, triggered by a low-pressure system.


The remaining crewmembers that were lost at sea have been identified and they are mainly from Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Thai Binh, Ha Noi and Ha Nam.


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Vietnamese ship sinks in East Sea, 12 missing

Source: SGGP

Two year old girl lost in flooding night but still alive!

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 at 6:56 am

Proportion of residents using clean water still low

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 8:51 am

HR management still leaves room for improvement

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 at 4:05 pm

National economy still lacks firm stability

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Health insurance card holders still annoyed by waiting for turns

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Most concerns of health insurance card holders, especially the elder, at state hospitals are that it took hours to see doctors.


At 6 Am everyday, the ward for insurance health examination of Nguyen Tri Phuong hospital in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 5 is not open but patients throng the lobbies and benches around the ward.

Patients wait for seeing doctors at the 115 Hospital (Photo: SGGP)

Moreover, the number of waiting patients for their turns to see doctors on the electronic board is 2,000.  Ms Le Thi Kim Thuy in suburban district Binh Chanh said she had to get up at 4 Am, but she had 2118 number in hand.


Meanwhile another patient in district 7 complained that it took him two hours to able to see doctors but a doctor just had a quick look and asked him to pay money for heart rate monitoring and heart scan. He ought to seek these rooms to have his heart monitored and scanned.


The situation is the same in other public medical clinics. A crowd of patients lie down or sit in every corner and available space in the city-based Traumatic Orthopedic Hospital and People’s 115 Hospital.


In a meeting to review one year implementation of new health insurance law which comes into effect on July 1, 2009, Bui Minh Dong, deputy chief of the city Society Insurance Company said more over 4 million people joined health insurance, 40 percent higher than the time before the new law taking effect but only a few hospitals have applied IT in management of patients practically.


In addition, facilities of some district medical clinics in poor repair can’t satisfy increasing demands as Dr. Tran Thanh My, director of the Traumatic Orthopedic Hospital complained.


Dr. Nguyen Dai Bien, head of the Examination Ward of the People’s 115 Hospital, said it takes a long time find rooms patients need, nurses are assigned to lead patients to exact rooms; however, it is big efforts of the hospital because it serenely lacks personnel and  financial problems.


Moreover, some hospitals want to raise staffs’ monthly earning by encouraging patients to use additional services. Anyone wants to see doctors soon, they should pay additional sum of VND47,000.


It is needed to work out a saving-time examination process.

Source: SGGP

Books for children still a challenge for Vietnamese authors

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:33 pm

It has been a great recent achievement of publishing houses to have attracted children to comic books that have been translated from foreign languages; however, it is a big challenge for Vietnamese writers to fight this wave of translated stories that have captivated over 15 million Vietnamese students.

Vietnamese children captivated to comic books that have been translated from foreign languages; it is however a big challenge for domestic authors to fight this wave of translated stories

The Kim Dong Publishing House, the largest publisher of Vietnamese children’s literature and a forerunner within the Vietnamese publication industry, have tried to offer children a wide range of literature, spanning many genres, including science, art, history, comics, pop-up books and board books by re-publishing old books whose contents cultivate good manners.


The flip side of the publication and distribution of older, quality children’s books is that authors are sluggish in writing new books for children, some of them opting to write for older readers.


In addition, authors who spent their childhoods in wartime and the harsh periods after liberation have little understanding of this generation of children and what type of reading they enjoy. Author Tran Hoai Duong, whose books received a warm welcome from children, admitted that he cannot write anything about online gaming because he does not know anything about it.


Finance tightening and lack of attention of the government have been blamed for the present circumstance. A famous author To Hoai said at a meeting to discuss books for kids in 2008, the situation would be improved if the prize for the literature was raised to VND1 billion.


Meanwhile, author Vo Quang said in a statement that an agency committed to bringing books and children together is needed since the world has set up an International Board on Book for Young People and the US and the UK give prizes to authors who write books for children annually.


It is hoped that the upcoming eighth Congress of Vietnamese Authors will discuss methods to improve the situation. Awareness of books for children should increase and more attention will be paid to children’s literature after the congress.

Source: SGGP

Experts say most Gulf spill oil still in water

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 7:24 am

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Nearly 80 percent of the oil spilled from a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico is still in the gulf, US scientists have estimated, challenging a more optimistic assessment by the US government earlier in the month.


In its August 4 report, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration found that half the 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled by the April 20 blowout had been evaporated, burned, skimmed or dispersed.

A ship is seen close to the site of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill zone in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. AFP

A team of five scientists from the University of Georgia did their own analysis of the government data and came to a different conclusion.


“We just reanalyzed this report…and then we calculated how much oil is still likely to be out there and that is how we came up to 70 to 79 percent that must be out there,” said Charles Hopkinson, a marine scientist at the University of Georgia.


“One major misconception is that oil that has dissolved into water is gone and therefore, harmless,” he told AFP.


“The oil is still out there and it will likely take years to completely degrade. We are still far from a complete understanding of what its impacts are,” he said.

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Source: SGGP

World No. 2 economy ‘still developing’, says China

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2010 at 11:22 am

China on Tuesday hailed the country’s economic might after it overtook world number two Japan in the second quarter but said it still had tens of millions of people living in poverty.


Thirty years after opening its doors to the world, China has claimed the titles of world’s biggest exporter, auto market and steelmaker in recent years.


Many expect China will this year become the world’s number two economy, just behind the United States — taking the title Japan has held for 40 years and underscoring its emergence as an economic force.


While China has for years stormed ahead with double-digit expansion in gross domestic product, Japan’s growth rates have been comparatively low.


On Monday, Japanese data showed that while Tokyo stayed ahead of its Asian rival in the first half, its second-quarter GDP was smaller than China’s.

File photo shows workers at a hi-tech factory in Shenzhen, southern China’s Guangdong province.

But a commerce ministry official pointed out that in per capita terms, China lags far behind its rivals, and has a long way to go to becoming a world-class power.


“We should not only care about GDP data but also more importantly should pay attention to the per capita figures,” commerce ministry spokesman Yao Jian told reporters at a regular briefing.


He said China’s per capita GDP was 3,800 dollars, around 105th in the world, and added that 150 million of the country’s 1.3 billion people live below the poverty line, according to UN standards. Japan’s per capita GDP is more than 10 times that of China.


“The quality of China’s economic growth still needs to be improved, no matter whether it is in terms of people’s quality of life or in terms of science, technology and environmental protection,” the spokesman said.


“We still have an enormous gap to make up.”


The country’s newspapers insisted that China, while contributing to global growth and helping to drive the world’s recovery from the financial crisis, was still transforming itself into a world-class economic power.


“China’s economic strength is also still at the level of a developing nation. So the world’s second-largest economy is not the equivalent of the second-largest economic power,” the People’s Daily said in a commentary.


In just three decades, China has leapfrogged Britain, France and Germany on its economic ascent and has won developing countries a bigger say in the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.


However, the official China Daily said in an editorial: “The Chinese economy still has a lot more room to grow and can contribute even more to the global recovery.


“But for those who expect China to assume greater international responsibilities just because of the size of its economy, they should take a hard look at the enormous development challenges that the country still faces.”


A columnist for the People’s Daily, Li Hong, offered an optimistic outlook, claiming China could overtake the United States in 15-25 years.


“Our ultimate goal is, naturally, to reach the pinnacle by surpassing the United States and, once again, becoming the largest economy,” Li wrote in the paper, the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist party.

Source: SGGP

Books for children still a challenge for Vietnamese authors

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2010 at 11:17 am

It has been a great recent achievement of publishing houses to have attracted children to comic books that have been translated from foreign languages; however, it is a big challenge for Vietnamese writers to fight this wave of translated stories that have captivated over 15 million Vietnamese students.

Vietnamese children captivated to comic books that have been translated from foreign languages; it is however a big challenge for domestic authors to fight this wave of translated stories

The Kim Dong Publishing House, the largest publisher of Vietnamese children’s literature and a forerunner within the Vietnamese publication industry, have tried to offer children a wide range of literature, spanning many genres, including science, art, history, comics, pop-up books and board books by re-publishing old books whose contents cultivate good manners.


The flip side of the publication and distribution of older, quality children’s books is that authors are sluggish in writing new books for children, some of them opting to write for older readers.


In addition, authors who spent their childhoods in wartime and the harsh periods after liberation have little understanding of this generation of children and what type of reading they enjoy. Author Tran Hoai Duong, whose books received a warm welcome from children, admitted that he cannot write anything about online gaming because he does not know anything about it.


Finance tightening and lack of attention of the government have been blamed for the present circumstance. A famous author To Hoai said at a meeting to discuss books for kids in 2008, the situation would be improved if the prize for the literature was raised to VND1 billion.


Meanwhile, author Vo Quang said in a statement that an agency committed to bringing books and children together is needed since the world has set up an International Board on Book for Young People and the US and the UK give prizes to authors who write books for children annually.


It is hoped that the upcoming eighth Congress of Vietnamese Authors will discuss methods to improve the situation. Awareness of books for children should increase and more attention will be paid to children’s literature after the congress.

Source: SGGP