An drone shot of Thanh An. It is one of six communes in Can Gio District, about 46 km southeast of HCMC's center. The island commune's total area of more than 13,000 hectares accounts for 18 percent of the Can Gio District area. It has around 4,500 residents and a large protective forest area. According to the municipal administration, despite the area of protective forests, the island commune suffers frequent flooding and damage from storms, tropical depression and high tide. Given its geographical location, natural conditions and socio-economic situation, the commune is considered "a locality of special difficulty". Fishing boats head to see against a spectacular rising sun. Since there is no high-speed boat from Can Gio Pier to Thanh An, the transport to and fro takes place on fishing boats. But many tourists from downtown HCMC and Can Gio District visit Thanh An on weekends. As a Covid-19 precaution, people from the … [Read more...] about Life taps a different beat on HCMC’s solo island commune
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At the age of 28 Hope Hicks is set to become President Donald Trump's new White House Communications Director. Hicks will replace Anthony Scaramucci as head of the Trump administration's communications team, according to the Daily Caller , citing a White House insider. The job is a promotion from her role as White House director of strategic communications. The White House did not return Newsweek 's request for confirmation of whether Hicks is taking up the role. Scaramucci, nicknamed "The Mooch," infamously lasted just 10 days in the job. He was fired in early August by recently appointed White House Chief of Staff John Kelly following an expletive-filled conversation with a New Yorker reporter in which Scaramucci accused senior White House staff of being leakers. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned after refusing to work under Scaramucci and his presence in the White House also led to the resignation of former chief of staff Reince Priebus. Hicks, a … [Read more...] about Who is Hope Hicks, the 28-Year-Old Reportedly Tapped to Be Trump’s New Communications Director?
The Yên Dũng Safe Vegetable Cooperative applies high technology in its production. VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết BẮC GIANG — The northern province of Bắc Giang will promote the application of biotechnology and new material technologies to serve socio-economic development, according to the director of the provincial science and technology department Nguyễn Thanh Bình. Located in the northern key economic zone and adjacent to major centres such as Hà Nội, Hải Phòng City, and Quảng Ninh Province, Bắc Giang boasts favourable conditions for economic development. A particular focus of biotechnology and new material technologies are the fields of breeding, preserving, and processing agricultural and forestry products, especially key products such as lychee, Yên Thế free-range chicken, Yên Dũng fragrant rice, Lạng Giang mushrooms, Tân Yên peanuts, Hiệp Hoà grapefruit, and Sơn Động honey; the treatment of waste and wastewater in industrial zones and clusters and trade villages; and … [Read more...] about Bắc Giang taps biotechnology in socio-economic development
Images from Saturday's action in the Premier League. IMAGE: Stuart Dallas, left, celebrates with Ezgjan Alioski after scoring Leeds United's first goal during the Premier League match against Manchester City, at Etihad Stadium, on Saturday. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City slumped to a shock 2-1 home defeat against 10-man Leeds United on Saturday, with two-goal Stuart Dallas scoring the winner in stoppage time. Pep Guardiola fielded a much-changed City side, which struggled to get going in the first half, Leeds taking a surprise lead in the 42nd minute when full-back Dallas drove the ball home off the post with the visitors' first shot. Leeds's joy was short-lived, however, as a VAR intervention saw their captain Liam Cooper sent off just before the break for a dangerous looking challenge on Gabriel Jesus. The depleted visitors then defended en masse, with City struggling to break through, but Ferran Torres broke … [Read more...] about PIX: 10-man Leeds shock Manchester City; Liverpool win
The biblical story of the Passion of Christ tells of how Jesus of Nazareth was condemned to death and nailed to the cross at the orders of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea. Much of the story is based on accounts in the Bible's New Testament and not all of it is historically verified. Did Jesus Christ even exist? Little is known about those ancient days from a purely historical perspective. Even the method of Christ's execution — crucifixion — is hardly documented at all as a widespread punishment in antiquity. Gunnar Samuelson, a historian at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, studied all the Greek, Latin and Hebrew/Aramaic sources he could find to learn more about crucifixion. The research into his doctoral thesis in 2010 took him all the way back into antiquity — from Greek philosopher Homer into the 1st century CE. But Samuelson found that there was hardly any recorded evidence of crucifixion as a common method of execution from that period. But … [Read more...] about Archaeology and Bible experts work together to explain the past