Read what is in the news today: Politics -- Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan held talks with Chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko in Moscow on Tuesday. -- The 7th diplomatic – defence strategic dialogue between Vietnam and Australia, an annual activity since 2012, took place in the Australian capital city of Canberra on December 10. Society -- Dinh Lam Xuong, a district-level chief judge in the north-central province of Quang Binh, has been dismissed from all Party positions after a video tape of him having sex with a subordinate in his office during work hours was submitted to police investigators. Business -- The export value of fruit and vegetables in the January-November period saw a slight decrease of 0.6 percent year on year to US$3.5 billion, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. -- The third Vietnam Coffee Day kicked off at Dai Doan Ket Square in Pleiku City in the Central Highlands … [Read more...] about Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – December 11
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Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc talks with more than 300 farmers in Cần Thơ City on Tuesday. — Photo VGP CẦN THƠ — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc emphasised the significance of processing to the agriculture sector during talks with more than 300 farmers in Cần Thơ City on Tuesday. The farmers represented tens of millions of farming households nationwide. Speaking to them in the Mekong Delta city, PM Phúc said enhancing infrastructure, increasing resources for natural disaster combat and planning the husbandry sector should be also prioritised. He asked the Ministries of Industry and Trade and Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Vietnam Farmers’ Union to provide more information about the market and possibilities, especially information regarding incentives, capital, varieties and materials for agriculture, via their websites. Other issues needed to be clarified include those relating to … [Read more...] about Prime Minister holds talks with farmers
An online audition contest named “Dreams Come True” that targets to seek Vietnamese musical talents has just been launched in HCM City. The jury of the online audition contest “Dreams Come True” at the launching ceremony in HCM City last week. — Photo courtesy of the organiser To enter the preliminary selection round, contestants should send their audition videos online. Once the videos have been submitted, the jury will select the top 40 candidates to enter the knockout round each week. Each week the contestants will have to go through a special challenge to gain the right to "survive" to enter the final round, with challenges to be announced at the end of each episode. Each episode of 60 minutes will be broadcast live on YouTube at 7.30pm every Thursday. In each episode, a number of contestants will be disqualified until eight winners are selected. The winners will be sent to South Korea for training according to Korean Idol standards and provided … [Read more...] about Online audition contest “Dream Come True” to seek Vietnamese talents
Police investigate the shooting. — AFP/VNA Photo JERSEY CITY — Six people including a police officer and two suspects were killed during an hours-long shootout across a New York suburb not far from the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday, local officials said. "Our officers were under fire for hours," Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly told reporters after the latest high-profile US shooting. In addition to the officer and the suspects, three civilians were killed in the incident that began around midday at a cemetery and ended in a store, Kelly said. Bomb squad officers were examining a stolen U-Haul vehicle "that may contain an incendiary device," he added. No clear reason for the shooting has been given. Five of the dead were found inside a store, said Kelly. "We believe that two of them are bad guys," while the other three are civilians, he said, describing the crime scene as "very extensive, three locations at least." Two other officers were wounded, Kelly told … [Read more...] about Six dead in hours-long New York-area shootout
Illustration by Trịnh Lập By An Phương “Not everyone is an artist, but everyone is a critic.” I reblog this quote or ones with a similar meaning to my personal Tumblr account every time I feel attacked by a random Internet fellow. Unlike Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Tumblr is a social networking platform based on genuine respect, at least in my humble experience. Of course, I’m not here praising Tumblr for being a healthy platform but discussing one of the most relevant topics of today’s society, “criticism culture”. With the introduction of the Internet, followed by “keyboard warriors”, defined as those who behave aggressively online but are too shy to do the same face-to-face, criticism culture seems to be a predictable result. “I’m familiar with the concept of keyboard warrior. In fact, I was once a serious 'warrior' defending my K-pop … [Read more...] about What’s wrong with the internet’s criticism culture?