With the desire to preserve and promote the unique water puppet art of the nation, a young girl named Hoang Huong Giang has implemented a bold project: building a miniature water puppet stage right in the heart of District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Huong Giang (right) and water-puppetry artist Phan Thanh Liem Hoang Huong Giang was born to a family which has a deep passion for arts in Hanoi. Her grandfather is musician Hoang Giac, her uncle is poet Hoang Nhuan Cam, and her father is Hoang Nhuan Ky, a folklore researcher. Giang had worked as a flight attendant for many years. She often spent time after flights exploring other countries’ cuisine and folklore, and found out that many foreigners love Vietnamese water puppetry. But Giang noticed the fact that there are long lines of foreign visitors waiting in front of the two biggest water puppet theatres in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City every night while small traditional puppet wards in the northern villages have gradually … [Read more...] about Young businesswoman promotes water puppetry art to the South
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The Hanoitimes - As if meeting technical requirements to fly to the US is not hard enough, Vietnam Airlines has to ensure the profitability of those flights. Vietnam Airlines, the country's national flag carrier, is having a headache to make non-stop flights to the US profitable, Thanh Nien newspaper reported. Illustrative photo. As if meeting technical requirements to fly to the US is not hard enough, the air carrier has to ensure the profitability of those flights. Practices from major world air carriers have shown that they have to compensate for the losses incurred by the US route with earnings from other lucrative ones or from sales and leaseback. Vietnam Airlines estimated that three to five flights per week to the US would result in a loss of between US$30-50 million per year (according to the exchange rate of 10 years ago) for the carrier. Sources from Boeing also said that 90% of air routes from Asia to the West Coast of the United States cannot earn … [Read more...] about How hard is it for Vietnamese air carriers to fly to the US?
Lieutenant Colonel Dương Văn Toàn As the reality show "Beauty in Action" climbs to a leading position in Việt Nam’s reality TV scene, its scriptwriter – Lt Col Dương Văn Toàn from the Ministry of Public Security of Việt Nam – speaks to Nhân Dân Cuối Tuần (The People' Weekend edition) on bringing the image of police officers closer to the public. Inner Sanctum: Was "Beauty in Action" born out of the need to catch up with the reality show "Stars Enlisted" of the Việt Nam People's Army? Not really. The main purpose of writing is to diversify reality shows in Việt Nam, keeping them entertaining but also adding elements distinctive of the armed forces. All I thought about when writing it was how to create a good show, not making political or social statements. You might have noticed we have reality shows about almost all professions and walks of life in Việt … [Read more...] about Bringing police officers closer to the public
Teams across the globe are working to contain the damage done by plastic waste, Photo: Shutterstock It was in pre-Columbian Mexico that polymers were used for the first time, evolving to the present day. Initially the industry developed synthetic polymers with cellulose and later with the use of petroleum. This evolution allowed polymers to be easier to produce, making it an essential and indispensable material for all forms of use. Miguel Santos Plastic is possibly one of mankind’s best discoveries, but the problem is in the way we produce and consume it. From as far back as 1960, there began to be an awareness of the plastic waste associated with environmental problems. It is estimated that millions of tonnes of plastics are introduced daily into nature, with very high impact costs on ecosystems, the economy, and health. Plastics production requires enormous pressure on nature, due to the extraction of high amounts of petroleum to transport to production sites and … [Read more...] about Adding plastics to the circular economy
Two elephants are released back to the wild. — Photo Courtesy of the Yok Đôn National Park ĐẮK LẮK — Two elephants have been released back to the wild in the Yok Đôn National Park in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk, said Vũ Đức Giỏi, deputy director of the Environmental Education and Services Centre under the national park. The two elephants are P’Lú, 60 years old and Bun Kon, 37 years old. They were used to transport tourists at the Bản Đôn Ecological Tourism Site, run by the Ánh Dương Co Ltd. Animals Asia signed an agreement with the company to release the elephants. Giỏi said while living at the Bản Đôn Ecological Tourism Site, the two elephants were weak and their digestive system was so bad. “If they have to serve tourists every day, their longevity will be short. Being released into nature and searching for … [Read more...] about Two elephants released back to the wild