Luong Van Lam My parents recently spent VND12 million ($517) to install cameras inside and outside our family home in the countryside. Dad took a step further by placing a broken one near our chicken coop, just to fake out potential thieves. "We just installed some cameras," Mom told me on the phone while I was at work. "Four of them - inside the house, in the front, out on the street, even at the back," she said. She even sent me the password for a mobile app which would allow me to access the cameras remotely, saying I should check them out once in a while to check the house in case she and Dad were out. "There's only two of you and a few chickens, why spend so much?" I asked. "They bring us peace of mind," Dad replied. "There are so many thieves these days. Our neighbor even has eight cameras." My parents weren't the only ones going paranoid about security and installing cameras. My colleagues, friends and so many people I know have started to buy cameras or other similar … [Read more...] about Security cameras are a rational choice, but are they a solution?
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Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Việt Nam People’s Army Sen. Lt. Gen. Phạm Ngọc Minh welcomes director of the bureau’s International Security Policy Office of Japan’s Ministry of Defence, Yada Junko in Hà Nội on Thursday.— Photo qdnd.vn HÀ NỘI — Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Việt Nam People’s Army Sen. Lt. Gen. Phạm Ngọc Minh received a senior official from the Bureau of Defence Policy of Japan’s Ministry of Defence in Hà Nội on Thursday. Talking to director of the bureau’s International Security Policy Office, Yada Junko, Minh said leaders of the Vietnamese Defence Ministry and General Staff would create the best possible conditions to promote co-operation with Japan on United Nations peacekeeping missions. The two countries should also push their co-operation in other fields, including manpower training, the defence … [Read more...] about Defence ministry supports Vietnam-Japan peacekeeping co-operation: officer
All bets placed on Phu Quoc casino, illustration photo source AFP Key points of Vietnam’s casino legislation Casino operation - Casino operators must open registers or issue electronic cards to monitor visitors leaving and entering their premises. These registers or electronic cards must be kept for a minimum of two years for inspections by local authorities if required, or five years for operators which are permitted to allow Vietnamese citizens. - Dossiers for Vietnamese citizens to present their financial abilities to play in casinos according to Article 12 of Decree 03 need to contain one of the following documents: - Documents proving taxable incomes of Level 3 or higher as prescribed in the Law on Personal Income Tax: A certified copy of the personal income tax declaration already finalised or finalised by the tax office, or a confirmation of tax obligations by tax authorities proving that players have had taxable incomes of Level 3 or higher for one year … [Read more...] about All bets placed on Phu Quoc casino
Former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and actress Julia Roberts are in Vietnam on behalf of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance on a trip to spotlight girls’ education. The Obama Foundation is doing its first ‘Leaders: Asia-Pacific’ program in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 10 to 14, bringing together 200 leaders from 33 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region. Participants, who come from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, will join plenary sessions, skill-building workshops, and leadership training in the inaugural program. Prior to the gathering in Malaysia, Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts, and Lana Condor - a Vietnamese-American actress best known for her role as Lara Jean Covey in Netflix’s film series ‘To All the Boys I've Loved Before,’ are in Vietnam on Monday for activities ahead of their Malaysia program. The three women, together with Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, have met with local … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts in Vietnam for girls’ education program
The Department of Population and Family Planning has proposed subsidizing or waiving hospital fees for the delivery of the second child and offering families having two children soft loans to buy or rent houses. These are meant only for official residents of the city and not migrants, the department said in the proposal, which will be submitted to the administration for drafting the population policy for 2021-25. Other recommendations include extending maternity leave from six months to one year for having the second child and giving the father a month off, increasing the number of days of annual paid leave from 12 for employees having kids under five, and subsidizing kindergarten fees at public facilities for families with two kids. In the last two decades the city's fertility rate has fallen from 1.76 children per woman to just 1.33 against the current national average of 2.1. The rate is "seriously low", and would keep falling without timely intervention, Le Van Thanh, former head … [Read more...] about Saigon couples might get incentives to have second kid