Illustration by Trịnh Lập by An Phương Among the nine results listed on Google when I asked the question “Should women drive?” in Vietnamese, six of them gave me negative answers, which inspired me to talk with many people about the topic. This topic has caused controversy among many people recently, especially after several serious car crashes with female drivers occurred. I’m a woman who can’t drive and I don’t plan to learn how to drive anytime soon as I’m totally fine with riding my own motorbike, taking taxis, or booking a GrabBike when necessary. However, I have to admit I have a conflict of interest. While I encourage all my female friends to take driving lessons or drive, I judge, albeit in a low-key way, other women that cut me off as they drive a car. Quang Minh, 32, told me that women are generally not solid drivers of cars. “I’m not saying this because … [Read more...] about Should Vietnamese women drive a car?
Solid state drives vs hard drives
Western Digital unveils its new WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD in HCM City on Thursday. – VNS Photo Thu Ngân Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Technology company Western Digital Corp said it has pushed the boundaries of storage to give gamers a competitive edge. It launched a solid state drive called new WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD in HCM City on Thursday, saying demand from gamers has increased sharply in Việt Nam since, in addition to playing, they also often record, take videos or stream. Advancements in PC and graphics technologies are taking gaming to new heights, but to take advantage of gamers must navigate challenges like higher performance demands and large file sizes, with some games exceeding 100GB, it said. “Virtual reality, immersive features and larger fame file sizes mean longer load times for levels, maps and other in-game actions,” Eyal Bek, vice president marketing, data centre and client computing at Western Digital, said. “All of these … [Read more...] about Western Digital unveils new solid state drive for gamers
At the same time, the country’s top leader shared the view of the Party’s leadership to promote internal power and multiply the national traditional strength so that the Party is capable of leading the Vietnamese people to develop a more prosperous and powerful country of Vietnam. Reporter: Your Excellency the Secretary General and State President, 2018 witnessed the efforts of the whole Party, people and army advancing on the path chosen by the Party, Uncle Ho and the entire people. Could you elaborate on the remarkable achievements that the country obtained last year? Party Secretary and State President: It can be said that 2018 was a year full of hardships and challenges, but the Vietnamese people have surmounted all, making great achievements in many fields, particularly in national construction and development cooperation. These achievements have made up a strong, firm and dynamic Vietnam after 3 years implementing the Resolution of the 12th Party Congress. In … [Read more...] about National unity is source of power: Party Secretary General and State President
U.S. quits U.N. human rights body, citing bias vs Israel, alarming criticsThe Saigon Times Daily U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers remarks to the press together with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, announcing the U.S.'s withdrawal from the U.N's Human Rights Council at the Department of State in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2018 – PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (REUTERS) - The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. Standing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed Russia, China, Cuba and Egypt for thwarting U.S. efforts to reform the council. She also criticized countries which shared U.S. values and encouraged … [Read more...] about U.S. quits U.N. human rights body, citing bias vs Israel, alarming critics
California on Wednesday became the first U.S. state to require solar panels on all new residential buildings as part of efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The California Energy Commission said the new building standards, adopted unanimously by its members, will go into effect on January 1, 2020. "We are the first, we will not be the last," commissioner David Hochschild said after the new mandate was adopted. "This is a landmark vote today." According to the plan, residential homeowners could expect to pay $40 more on their mortgage but should save $80 a month on heating, cooling and lighting bills. The commission said the new standards will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equivalent to taking 115,000 fossil fuel cars off the road. Members said they expect other states to follow suit in coming years. "Under these new standards, buildings will perform better than ever, at the same time they contribute to a reliable grid," Andrew McAllister, a member of the commission, … [Read more...] about California becomes first US state to require solar on new homes