The Hanoitimes - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has helped bring down the poverty rate from 60% in the mid-eighties in Vietnam to 16% in 2016. IFAD aids Vietnam’s climate change response IFAD funds VN’s agricultural development project Gov’t direction on IFAD aid Vietnam – the country with more than 70% of the population living in rural areas – has experienced significant changes with the elimination of hunger, reduction of poverty, and most of all the improvement of livelihood over the past 25 years. IFAD's Associate Vice-President Donal Brown. Photo: IFAD How could Vietnam reduce its poverty rate from around 60% of total population in the mid-eighties to 16% in 2016? The presence of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) since 1993 has greatly helped to drive down the rate in the Southeast Asian country. Over the past 25 years, the IFAD has financed total US$565.4 … [Read more...] about How does Vietnam rural area change over 25 past years?
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Viet Nam News Vulcan Augmetics, a start-up that produces modular, affordable prosthetics, has won the first Việt Nam Blue Venture Award, which honours social entrepreneurs who aspire to make a positive change in society and spread the message that a company can both do business well and create a social impact. Thu Ngân asked Trịnh Khánh Hạ, general manager of the company, about its plans. Inner Sanctum: Your company has won the Blue Venture Award. Can you tell us something about it? How did the idea of making modular prosthetics come to you? It has been an extraordinary journey for us since the day Vulcan was founded one year ago until the day we won the Blue Venture Award and became the first Vietnamese start-up to participate in the global award for social enterprises. What that means is we’ll represent Việt Nam and go to London in May 2019 and compete with 20 other winners … [Read more...] about Social start-up seeks to help people with disabilities
Viet Nam News LOS ANGELES — The ballots are almost all in! Millions of television viewers around the globe will tune in Sunday to watch the Oscars, the glitziest night in showbiz, but most don’t know how the winners are chosen. Less than 8,000 people in the entertainment industry select the honorees -- and Tuesday marks the final day of voting. The following is a look at the complex, sometimes confounding process that leads to the winners of the 24 Academy Awards: Who votes? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles currently has 7,902 voting members. Academy membership is divided into 17 branches -- actors, directors, producers, costume designers, etc -- and candidates must be active or otherwise have "achieved distinction" in the industry. Applicants must be sponsored by two Academy members representing their branch. Oscar winners and nominees are automatically considered for membership and don’t need sponsors. … [Read more...] about Who votes for the Oscars, and how does it work?
Crazy: Wimbledon’s Dave Beasant lifts the FA Cup for Wimbledon in 1988 against all odds. — File PhotoViet Nam News by Paul Kennedy May 14 1988 started out as a really good day. The sun was shining, I was 15-years-old and on my way to Wembley Stadium to watch Liverpool win the FA Cup. The result was a no brainer. Liverpool, the crème de la crème of English football versus Wimbledon. The Crazy Gang. Liverpool was a team packed with talent. Barnes, Beardsley, Houghton and Hansen. Wimbledon was a team packed with thugs, Vinnie Jones, Andy Thorn, Dennis Wise and some other players no one had ever heard of. Liverpool would win. They had to win, they were the better team. They could not possible lose. They lost. By one goal to nil. My dream day turned into a nightmare. The train journey back north was solemn to say the least. But you know what? Thirty plus years later, this final will still be remembered as one of the greatest in FA Cup history. Not because of … [Read more...] about Klopp flops in the FA Cup but does it really matter?
Mr Austin Bollinger — Photo courtesy of Family Medical Practice Hanoi Viet Nam News By Mr Austin Bollinger * Physiotherapy is the medical practice of examination and treatment of injuries or disfunction of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Or in more general terms, if you are having pain or dysfunction related of muscles, joints or nerves a physiotherapist can help find the cause and how it can be treated. Many of us have experienced pain, discomfort or a general feeling that something physically is just not working correctly. Most of the time with a little rest or avoidance of activities or positions that exacerbate the symptoms thing go back to normal and we forget anything was wrong. But, what do we do when the symptoms persist or the event that initiated the symptoms was traumatic and rest just simply won’t do? This is where physiotherapy can help alleviate symptoms, restore function and return normalcy to your physical well being. Physiotherapy has a … [Read more...] about What is physiotherapy and how can it help you?