School healthcare improves, still faces problems: forum The number of medical workers in schools nationwide had doubled in the past five years, but students' healthcare remains an issue to both public health and education sectors, heard a conference yesterday in Ha Noi. The conference, which reviewed the implementation of a prime ministerial instruction issued in 2006 on enhancing medical work in schools, showed that the rate of medical workers at pre-schools and high schools had increased from 17 per cent in 2006 to 37 per cent this year. The number of high schools facilitated with a medical room had also slightly increased from 47 per cent to 52 per cent, while vocational schools increased from 56 per cent to 70 per cent. Many healthcare campaigns addressing anti-infectious diseases and food safety were reported to be successful, helping raise the awareness of students in personal hygiene and disease prevention. However, healthcare work for nearly 25 … [Read more...] about SOCIETY IN BRIEF 18/11
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Separate jails proposed for transgender, gay prisoners Homosexual and transgender prisoners may be housed in jails separate from the general prison population to protect them from sexual harassment under a plan proposed by the Social, Economic and Environmental Institute to the Ministry of Public Security. The institute has been studying gender-related problems for many years and says many countries provide separate jails for transgender prisoners who are classified as trans-female or trans-male. A 2014 report found that the majority of transgender prisoners wanted separate jails to avoid the risks of sexual harassment. Homosexual and transgender prisoners face the highest risk of sexual harassment. The institute cited statistics from the US state of California, which showed 67 percent of homosexual and transgender prisoners have suffered sexual harassment. The institute said that under current infrastructure in Vietnam, transgender prisoners can only either be held in solitary … [Read more...] about Social News 16/1
VietNamNet Bridge – The Binh Minh 02 ship’s case is somehow similar to the CGX case which happened in 2000 in the Atlantic Ocean offshore of Guyana and Suriname. But is it similar? Chinese fishing boats violate Vietnam waters, gov't mulls patrol boats East Sea issue in the spotlight China’s power thirst underpins sovereignty breach Vietnam demands China to pay compensation VN condemns Chinese intrusion The case of Binh Minh 02 ship The red spot is the position of the Binh Minh 02 ship when its cable was cut by Chinese ships Both local and international media on May 27 reported that while a ship of the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), named Binh Minh 02, was conducting seismic surveys at the lot which falls within the country's 200 nautical mile continental shelf on May 26, Chinese vessels cut its exploration cables at a location 120 nautical miles … [Read more...] about Binh Minh ship – another CGX case in East Sea?
VietNamNet Bridge – A bonsai can be seen as a miniature world of a Vietnamese village. An old banyan tree shadows a replica of a temple while a tiny fisherman sits by a pond. To make the beautiful scene, the artisan takes a lot of time and effort to prune the tree and turn it into an artwork using a combination of plants, stones, water and other decorative objects. Nguyen Trong Thanh in Hoang Mai District, Ha Noi, said he had nurtured his passion for bonsai for 20 years. He owns Thanh Cong Ky Vien, a garden with 40 outstanding ornamental trees that have received many prizes in bonsai competitions. The species of trees are various, including guava, banyan, casuarinas and pine. Thanh was one of the many flora and fauna lovers who attended the capital’s first Ornamental Plant and Pet Festival, held from April 27 to May 9 in the Vinhomes Riverside ecological urban area on the outskirts of Ha Noi. Thanh has an old fig tree which he believes brings him luck. The previous owners … [Read more...] about Pets, plants ’not just a hobby’ for Hanoians
Classical Concert “From Bach to the Blues” – Saigon Chamber Music 2015 Sat 01 Aug 2015, 8 pm HCMC Conservatory of Music 112 Nguyen Du Street, Ward 1, HCMC Opening concert of Saigon Chamber Music 2015, featuring the acclaimed Norwegian violinist Atle Sponberg, British cellist Zoe Martlew and Vietnamese pianist Tra Nguyen. The colour-rich playbill embraces the pure beauty of Bach’s music to the strong voices of 20th century in both America and Europe. Program J. S. Bach| Sonata in G-Major for Violin and Continuo BWV 1021 Allegro Moderato | Vivace | Largo | Presto F. Mendlessohn | Trio in D minor | Andante con molto tranquillo M. Ravel | Sonata for violin and cello | Allegro and Trés vif F. Chopin | Ballade in g minor op.23 Zoë Martlew| Shift, Trip for amplified cello and soundtrack Intermission J. S. Bach | Partita no. 2 in D minor for solo violin | Chaconne G. Fauré | Elegie for cello and piano G. Gershwin | Selected pieces from Songbook for … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 20-31