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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In addition, the capacity of 2,200 teachers and caregivers have been enhanced to support children in building early foundational skills to better equip them to enter the first grade. These are some of the achievements of the ELM toolkit announced at a conference in Hanoi on June 14. Photo: baochinhphu.vn Hoang Duc Minh, Director of the Agency of Teacher and Education Administrators, said the ELM toolkit has proven effective throughout its three-year pilot program. This is a useful toolkit to support teachers in their execution of the early childhood education program, he added. An assessment of the toolkit’s three-year pilot using the method of International Development and Early Learning Assessment (IDELA) has shown a considerable improvement in the IDELA scores in all domains of the benefited children. Motion skills increased from 44 to 56 percent, early literacy skills from 21 to 37 percent, early math skills from 38 to 50 percent and socio-emotional … [Read more...] about Literacy toolkit benefits 4,000 ethnic minority children
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 9 December 2019 - Kerry Logistics Network Limited ('Kerry Logistics'; Stock Code 0636.HK) has for the second consecutive year secured the Platinum Award, the highest honour of The Asset ESG Corporate Awards (the 'Awards', formerly known as The Asset Corporate Awards), as well as the Best Investor Relations Team Award for the first time. Kerry Logistics won the Platinum Award for its laudable efforts in achieving corporate sustainability, with strong management acumen and stringent governance reflected in its financial performance. It also received the Best Investor Relations Team Award in recognition of its investor relations team in new initiatives launched, facilitating outreach and enhancing communication with investors and analysts. William Ma, Group Managing Director of Kerry Logistics, said, "We are grateful to The Asset for acknowledging Kerry Logistics' dedication to the environment, to social responsibilities and to upholding … [Read more...] about Kerry Logistics Secures Accolades at The Asset ESG Corporate Awards for the Second Consecutive Year
Tighter regulations are needed to ensure good quality water is sourced for years to come. A PSI project model implemented in Phu Thanh Commune, Nghe An Province is displayed at a conference in Hanoi. VNS Photo That was the message delivered by Nguyen Thi Hong Khanh, from the Ministry of Construction’s Technological Infrastructure Department. She believes a solid legal framework is necessary to make sure there is plenty of water for future generations. “We need a scheme for the Water Supply Law, and submit it to the Government and the National Assembly,” Khanh said. “It is needed to survey and catalogue important sources to have an effective protection, exploitation and use plan.” There are more than 200 water supply enterprises, mainly operating as joint stock companies. The national programme to ensure water supply and prevent water loss in the 2018-25 period has been implemented to promote investment and improve modern and energy-saving water … [Read more...] about A legal framework for water supply essential in Vietnam
SSI Securities Corporation's office in Hanoi (Photo: nhadautu.vn) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - After having declined for four straight weeks, the Vietnamese market may rebound in December as analysts and securities companies expect that cheaper shares will attract hungry investors amid the world’s volatility. The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange was almost unchanged on December 6 as it gained narrowly by 0.03 percent to end last week at 963.56 points. Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index lost a total of 6.0 percent in four trading weeks since touching the one-year high of nearly 1,024.91 points on November 6. Before touching that amount, the VN-Index had been boosted by confidence in the possibility of a signed US-China trade truce and strong earnings reports produced by large-cap companies. But after that, the market went into a correction phase with large-cap stocks being hit by increased selling from investors. Among the causes were concerns about … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s stocks expected to head up in December