An American social-ecologist offered her insights into the effects of ocean pollution on fishing communities around the world, including Vietnam, during a panel discussion following a screening of environmental documentary ‘Trashed’ in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday afternoon. The American Center, run by the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, hosted a screening of the feature-length documentary followed by a panel discussion on December 9 as part of an effort to address the global challenge of saving the ailing oceans. First released in May 2012, ‘Trashed’ follows Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons around the world as he explores several destinations that have been hit particularly hard by ocean pollution, including Sidon - the third-largest city in Lebanon, the Gulf of California, and Plymouth - a port city situated on the south coast of Devon in England. In Sidon, a mountain of household garbage towering 40 meters high is wreaking havoc on the Eastern … [Read more...] about US social-ecologist reflects on destruction of world’s oceans at Saigon film screening, panel discussion
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BizInfo First Ryan’s Grocery store opens in HCMC Friday, Dec 13, 2019,16:08 (GMT+7) First Ryan’s Grocery store opens in HCMC Leading Singapore-based boutique grocery and butcher brand Ryan’s Grocery officially inaugurated on December 7 its first organic food store in Vietnam at 200 Pasteur, Ward 6, District 3. The opening ceremony welcomed the participation of representatives from the franchisor Ryan’s Grocery, the local franchisee PM Quynh Lam, and especially Mr Roy Kho, Consul General of Singapore in Ho Chi Minh City. First international organic food franchise store Ryan’s Saigon store marks the very first international organic product franchise in the country, with all products on its shelves labelled by world’s leading prestigious institutions – the principle that has helped Ryan’s Grocery gain customers’ trust in its home country from the very first days and is … [Read more...] about First Ryan’s Grocery store opens in HCMC
Hanoi (VNA) – Staged entirely on water and providing a broad overview of village life, from folklore to music, poetry, water puppetry, Buddhism and more, the open-air show “Tinh Hoa Bac Bo” (The Quintessence of Tonkin) is described as a truly standout tourism product of the capital city of Hanoi, helping nudge local culture closer to international friends. The live entertainment show has been open to the public for two years. (Photo courtesy of the organising board) Tuan Chau Hanoi JSC, and takes place on an outdoor stage on the western outskirts of Hanoi. The Quintessence of Tonkin includes six acts presenting traditional elements of the Vietnamese culture in a contemporary and innovative way. The spectacle draws inspiration from Thay pagoda’s history as it tells how it was founded by monk Tu Dao Hanh and the ancient union between religion and monarchy. (Photo courtesy of the organiser) The spectacle draws inspiration from the pagoda’s history as … [Read more...] about “The Quintessence of Tonkin” brings VN culture out to the world
Adam Ward, Country Representative of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in Vietnam (left) and Kate Bronstein, Research Environmental Engineer from RTI International. Air pollution is a mixture of small particles and gases – some we can see and some we can’t. Vietnam’s major cities are gravely affected by poor air quality; indeed, Hanoi was ranked second worst for air quality in the Southeast Asian region in 2018 by Air Visual. Situation in Vietnam When we talk about air pollution, we are referring to: particulate matter 10 micrometers or less in diameter (PM10), PM2.5, black carbon, nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2), sulphur dioxide (SO2), ozone (O3), and volatile organic carbons (VOCs). Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City regularly exceed the safe World Health Organization (WHO) limit for air pollution such as PM2.5 and PM10. So, what is causing this poor air? This has been attributed to five main drivers, including coal power, heavy industry (such as cement … [Read more...] about Tackling Vietnam’s air pollution
May, who was appointed prime minister shortly after Britain voted to leave the EU in June, faced down attempts in both the lower and upper houses of parliament to add conditions to legislation giving her right to launch the divorce. Both houses backed the so-called Brexit bill and after securing symbolic approval from Queen Elizabeth, which could come early on Tuesday, May has the right to begin what could be Britain's most complex negotiations since World War Two. But beyond saying she will begin the formal process by the end of this month, May has yet to answer the question of exactly when, and end nine months of guesswork as to how her government will approach the unchartered territory of leaving the EU. "We are now on the threshold of the most important negotiation for our country in a generation," Brexit minister David Davis said in a statement after parliament approved the legislation on Monday. "We have a plan to build a Global Britain, and take advantage of its new place in the … [Read more...] about May wins right to launch EU divorce talks, question is when?