Mr. Nguyen Van Doi, Director of Binh Thanh Agricultural Service Cooperative in Lap Vo District in Dong Thap Province, said that thanks to favorable weather, and fewer pests and diseases, the investment costs of the 2020-2021 winter-spring rice crop declined significantly. Rice yield is estimated at 7.5-8 tons per hectare. Although there is about one month left before farmers in the Mekong Delta start to harvest the winter-spring rice crop, many traders have come to the fields to deposit to buy fresh paddy at an average price of VND6,200-VND6,800 per kilogram, depending on rice variety, in recent days. “At this price, on average, farmers have a profit of about VND30 million per hectare or more. Such profit is quite high, ensuring farmers have money for a happy Tet holiday. More than 1,000 hectares of winter-spring rice of the cooperative are considered to meet the set requirements,” said Mr. Doi. In Can Tho City, Ms. Lam Thi Chin, a farmer in Dong Binh Commune in Thoi Lai … [Read more...] about Traders flock to Mekong Delta provinces to deposit for winter-spring rice
Igoye wears multiple hats in her job with Uganda’s Ministry of Internal Affairs: She is the deputy national coordinator of the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons department, and the training manager for the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control. Besides monitoring and coordinating all counter-trafficking activities in the country, she has also trained about 2,000 law-enforcement officers in counter-trafficking measures. Her work spans 13 different ministries, directorates, and agencies, as well as outreach to various non-governmental organizations and the media. She recently began a year-long fellowship at Harvard University, though she continues her regular work as well; her latest passion project is building a center for female human-trafficking survivors in Uganda with the $50,000 in prize money that she was awarded by the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation in April. … [Read more...] about The Anti-Human-Trafficking Crusader
Disney Plus See where it all began for Shia LaBeouf in Even Stevens. The comedy hinges on the dynamic between siblings Louis (LaBeouf) and Ren (Christy Carlson Romano): Louis is the carefree mischief maker; Ren the A-grade overachiever. Delivered with superb comic timing, this is quintessential family comedy that lets you marvel at LaBeouf's natural talent in front of the camera. … [Read more...] about 14 of the best TV shows to stream on Disney Plus
Touted as the next Breaking Bad, Ozark only gets better and better as you watch the Byrde family's life spiral out of control. Beginning with a bang, Ozark sees financial advisor Marty's (Jason Bateman) money laundering scheme for a Mexican drug cartel go wrong. His solution? Move his family to the Lake of the Ozarks, where he'll set up a bigger laundering operation. Building on all that potential, Ozark crafts a smart, but most importantly, entertaining story, with a superb stand-out turn from Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde. Great news: Ozark was just renewed for a fourth and final season. … [Read more...] about 55 of the best TV shows to watch on Netflix
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently stated that the Budget 2021 is going to be a landmark budget and since then the expectations from different sectors and industries have gone up.FinTechs operating in the payments space have pinned up their expectations on the government to rationalise the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR), spend heavily on digital infrastructure across India, tax breaks among other demands.Harshil Mathur, CEO and Co-Founder, Razorpay said, “We’ve seen a substantial spike in the adoption of digital payments in the last few months of Covid-19 and the need of the hour is to explore ways to further this adoption. I’m hoping that in the upcoming budget, the Government will think of alternatives to the Zero MDR policy, one of the alternatives could be providing tax incentives for MSMEs towards accepting digital payments, as that will help promote e-payments and drive significant digital adoption amongst businesses."Mathur thinks Initiatives like these … [Read more...] about Budget 2021: What are the demands of payment companies?