The Schneider Electric Easy9 RCBO circuit breaker provides improved fire protection Finding out the cause According to data from the Vietnam Fire and Rescue Police Department, 1,453 fires and explosions occurred in the country in the first four months of this year. Every day in May, there were 10 fires or explosions on average, costing approximately VND10 billion ($442,480) each day. About 50-70 per cent of fires are caused by electrical incidents. In a survey conducted in Ho Chi Minh City, 56 per cent of electricity appliances were shown not to meet fire safety standards. Recent cases, including the Carina Plaza disaster and fires in a house near Hoa Hung Market in Ho Chi Minh City or in a block on Tran Phu street in Hanoi, have triggered alarm bells about fire and explosion prevention in residences. Electrical fires usually originate from incorrectly connected electrical wiring, uncontrolled cutting of the wiring harness, and careless additions of equipment into electrical … [Read more...] about Protecting your household from electrical fires
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Certain architecture can help cool down your house in Ho Chi Minh City’s scorching weather without, or less, turning on power-consuming air-conditioners. According to French architect Charles Gallavardin, natural ventilation and sun protection are among the major features of bioclimatic architecture, a type of architecture which can help to significantly reduce the need for air-conditioners. This architect’s designs are based on studying the effects of climatic conditions on people, such as orienting homes in the direction of the main wind, blocking sun to prevent heat, and manipulating moisture. “The more people use air-conditioning, the more the climate becomes hot and the more they need air-conditioning,” Gallavardin told Tuoi Tre News. One of his outstanding works, featured on CNN earlier this year, is the Lo Gom Condominium in District 6, a typical model in the "war" to reduce air-conditioning … [Read more...] about How to cool down your house in scorching Saigon without aircon?
Dr. Philippe Jean Collin. — Photo courtesy of Family Medical Practice Hanoi Viet Nam News Doctor Philippe Jean Collin* Brace yourselves: flu season is on its way to Hanoi. Children are already showing subtle signs of flu, including subdued coughs and stuffy noses. When flu season strikes, your children can be right in the line of fire. Kids are usually the first in a community to get sick with influenza. They’re more likely than adults to catch the flu when they’re exposed to it. And they’re usually to blame for circulating the virus. In addition to coughing, fever and aches, children with flu may also suffer from stomach pain, earaches and even convulsions. Here are six tips to keep in mind to help your kids get through flu season: 1. Make sure your child gets this season’s flu vaccine. Immunise your child against influenza. This is your best bet to keep your child flu-free. The flu shot is up to 90 percent effective for healthy kids. The US … [Read more...] about Flu-proof your kids
If your kids are chattering non-stop about things like emeralds, pickaxes and creepers, you may have a unique opportunity to turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money. Minecraft, a video game phenomenon with over 100 million users, is such a hot property that Microsoft Corp recently forked out $2.5 billion for its maker, Mojang AB. Players build their own worlds via game systems, smartphones, tablets and computers using virtual Lego-like pieces. And as opposed to the shoot-'em-up video games that kids usually gravitate toward, this game teaches them about money. It is "about barter, about value, about how to protect your stuff," says Hank Mulvihill, a financial adviser in Richardson, Texas. "Kids are learning about money on a lot of different levels in Minecraft," says Joel Levin, co-founder of Manhattan-based TeacherGaming, a firm that works with educators to use video games as teaching tools. "There are basic currencies, like emeralds that you dig up and can trade … [Read more...] about What Minecraft is teaching your kids about money
VietNamNet Bridge - If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life with a bit of tranquility, try taking some time off exploring one of these rustic villages. Cua Van Floating Village Cua Van floating village is situated in Hung Thang Commune, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, 20km away from the tourist boat wharf. The fishing village is near a calm bay surrounded by mountains. Travel Website Journeyetc.com recently named Cua Van fishing village on a list of 16 most beautiful ancient villages in the world. The villages all have a quaint, charming beauty, and have preserved traditional culture. The landscape here is extremely romantic and leaves a distinct impression on visitors of boats on a shimmering sea floating on Ha Long. The lives of the people here have not been disturbed by modern life. The village has more than 200 households living mainly by fishing. Cua Van fishing village is appealing not only for its beautiful natural scenery and bustling … [Read more...] about Five peaceful Vietnamese villages for your exploration