VietNamNet Bridge – “Our people are hard-working but we lack creativity,” former Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan said, expressing his concern about the adaptability of Vietnamese workers in the digital age. Chairman of FPT Software: "I do not need a degree" browser not support iframe. On the occasion of the 2nd APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 2) held recently in Hanoi, VietNamNet co-operated with the World and Vietnam newspaper to organize the online roundtable talks with the theme "Human Resources in the Digital Age: Challenges in Vietnam" in order to provide a multi-dimensional perspective on this issue. This is also a major topic for high-level policy dialogue within the framework of SOM 2. The talks were broadcast live at 10am on May 23, 2017, and streamed live via fanpage Vietnamnet.vn with the participation of four guests. - Mr. Vu Khoan, Former Deputy Prime Minister - Dr. Dao Quang … [Read more...] about Human resource challenges in the digital age:
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U.S. scientists have succeeded in altering the genes of a human embryo to correct a disease-causing mutation, making it possible to prevent the defect from being passed on to future generations. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Professor at Salk Institute's Gene Expression Laboratory and Jun Wu, Salk staff Scientist are pictured in this handout photo obtained by Reuters, August 2, 2017. The milestone, reported in a paper released online August 2 in Nature, was confirmed last week by Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), which collaborated with the Salk Institute and Korea's Institute for Basic Science to use a technique known as CRISPR-Cas9 to correct a genetic mutation for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Until now, published studies using the technique had been done in China with mixed results. CRISPR-Cas9 works as a type of molecular scissors … [Read more...] about U.S. scientists able to alter genes of human embryos
Talk Around Town Euthanasia: human right or path to decadence? by Huong Ly For most people, life is surely their most precious possession, one that they never want to lose. In the Declaration of Independence released by President Ho Chi Minh on September 2, 1945, which gave birth to the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, a sentence was quoted from the US Declaration of Independence"...that all men are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". However, death is the opposite of life. Everyone knows they will die someday, but they do not know exactly when. So, is choosing to die also a right? A patient awaiting death without hope typically has two options. The first is that he or she could ask someone else to help them die, possibly by injecting them with toxic drugs. Second, he or she could accept the pain, boredom, expense and worried family members that come with lying sick in bed. However, choosing to … [Read more...] about Euthanasia: human right or path to decadence?
Woman with muscle disease donates body to science Nguyen Thi Tuy, a native of Ha Nam Province's Phu Ly City, has asked friends to complete paperwork at Ha Noi Medicine University to allow her to donate her body to a hospital after she dies. In an interview with Cong An Nhan Dan newspaper, Tuy said that she has no living relatives. "All parts of my body, except my legs, are sound. I have never had any disease. This is also a way to save money (on funeral expenses)," she said. She hopes that her body or organs can be used to save the life of someone in need. Tuy, who is in her 60s, said she had once dreamt of becoming a petroleum engineer, but she later gave up that ambition. Her mother wanted her to remain single and take care of her sister, who had myasthenia gravis, which severely weakens muscles. When Tuy was 18 years old, she was diagnosed with the same disease, which became progressively worse. In the last 25 years, she has rarely ventured out of her home. Railway traffic hit … [Read more...] about Social News 10/6
Road agency: Big bikes can use expressways The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam said it would implement a six-month pilot plan to permit motorcycles with engine capacity of over 175cc to use three expressways. These expressways are Hanoi-Lao Cai in the country’s north, and the south’s HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay and HCMC-Trung Luong. However, the agency said when the pilot plan is implemented has not been decided. Nguyen Van Huyen, general director of the agency, told the Daily that motorcycles could travel on HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay and HCMC-Trung Luong expressways at a minimum speed of 60 kilometers per hour and a maximum speed of 120 kilometers per hour. However, riders of heavy duty bikes will be permitted to move at a maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour at some sections of the expressways whose road surface is not smooth and speed limit signs will be placed at these sections. Meanwhile, bikers can travel at 60 kilometers per hour to 80 kilometers per hour on … [Read more...] about Social News 29/5