As the great ideals expressed in our own Declaration of Independence are meeting an ominous challenge from those dark forces of our national history, we Americans should stop telling the Vietnamese people how to deal with their problems and instead deal with our own problems as well as problems we are inflicting on the world, including wars on other nations and on the Earth itself. Perhaps we have much to learn from Vietnamese people, including, first of all, how to respond to the global pandemic threatening us all. … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for relations between Vietnam and US?
One of the ideal ways to imbibe interesting culture across the globe is to make a bucketlist of popular UNESCO world heritage sites. With an ethical traveller’s bent of mind, you can help ensure the preservation of natural, cultural, and intellectual heritage. Explorations to heritage sites must be informed as the history is intriguing. Guided trails are the best choice in these case and if you could time it around a local fest or unique practice (such as summer or winter solstice), then the fun factor is immense. SAY HELLO TO MOAI FIGURES ON EASTER ISLAND Region: Rapa Nui In the midst of the Pacific Ocean, The Easter Island covers 63 square miles of land, nearly half of which is in Rapa Nui National Park. It is home to approximately 900 Moai statues, often called ‘Easter Island Heads’. The giant, monolithic carvings are scattered around the island, many stand straight against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, while others are buried up to their necks in mud. … [Read more...] about This summer, head to a UNESCO world heritage site for a dose of culture and history
Jack Ritchie was part of the first generation to begin their teenage years after the 2005 Gambling Act allowed bookmakers, casinos and gambling websites to advertise on television and radio. The industry now spends £1.5bn a year on marketing. Gambling has become normalised and ubiquitous – more than half the teams in the Premiere League carry betting firm logos on their shirts. A 2019 study by GambleAware found a 24% rise in industry spending on advertising and marketing campaigns between 2015 and 2018, and that, even if ads were aimed at adults, children still found them appealing. Jack’s generation was also the first to grow up when it was normal for teenagers to have laptops in their rooms and smartphones in their pockets. That made it possible to gamble 24 hours a day, without leaving your bedroom, without anyone else knowing. … [Read more...] about ‘My son was shaking, trying not to go online’: how the gambling industry got its claws into children
Gracing the walls of the building that houses my office are the names of each fallen brother and sister from my war. Each day, as I pass through the entrance, I see the faces of those I knew, and each time my eye catches a heading for all lost in a given month and year my mind replays conversations had with so many fallen friends. … [Read more...] about Rep. Brian Mast: Memorial Day and my fallen friends show us how to thrive after coronavirus
Notwithstanding attractiveness to parents and students, schools for gifted students are criticized because these schools focus on training students to become “industrial chicken” who will sit for national and international tests. If special schools keep its training strategies, it will be old-fashioned in the present context of Industry 4.0. … [Read more...] about Schools for gifted students need to be reformed in Industry 4.0