Talk Around Town Exposing children to English at a young age by Kieu Van To be good at English is becoming an obvious head-start for everybody in the current era of globalisation. So most parents have come to expect their children will be equipped with a solid English foundation that will be advantageous for future job-hunting. However, in the mushroom growth of English teaching centres for children in cities, parents themselves are asking questions about when and where their children can start studying foreign languages. They are worried that early learning will be an additional burden for children overloaded with official education programmes at such a tender age. Some scientific researches have proved the profit of learning another language in the infant stage, and say that parents should not waste this potential for their children. According to researchers, the more a child has early access to a foreign language, the more cognitive ability is developed; therefore, parents, in … [Read more...] about Exposing children to English at a young age
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Your say (28-11-2008) A woman’s work is never done, but at what age should she retire? Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers for their opinions on the average retirement age for women. Should it be 50, 55-60 or over 60? Here are some responses: Lawry Beetinyeo, Singaporean, HCM City: There has been a common saying that ‘a woman’s place is at home’ and this is still being said today. I do not know how many women would agree to it nowadays. Today, women have equal opportunities to receive a higher education if they are keen and their family can afford it or through scholarships. Getting a complete education is like having a passport to good employment and better living standards in the future. I believe women should also work as long as they like working, and be up-to-date in their knowledge of activities around the country. Besides bringing additional income to her family, she is also keeping herself physically and mentally fit. Government services have set … [Read more...] about A woman’s work is never done, but at what age should she retire?
Weight loss at any age in adulthood is worthwhile because it could yield long-term heart and vascular benefits, suggests new research published Wednesday in a British medical journal. A goup of researchers led by University College London reported in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, that the longer the exposure to excess body fat in adulthood the greater the cardiovascular-related problems in later life, including increased thickness of the carotid artery walls, raised systolic blood pressure, and increased risk of diabetes. The study used data from 1,273 British men and women, who were classified as normal weight, overweight, or obese in childhood and at 36, 43, 53, and 60-64 years of age. The researchers assessed the effect of lifetime exposure to adiposity on cardiovascular risk factors, including carotid intima media thickness, a surrogate marker for cardiovascular events. The findings indicate that adults who drop a Body Mass Index category--from obese to overweight, or … [Read more...] about Losing weight benefits cardiovascular health at any age: study
Raising awareness of environment since young age Chien Thang By Chien Thang in Hanoi I will turn off the light before leaving the room,” Le Minh Hien, a nine-year-old student in Hanoi, brightly replied to a question that a few minutes before he did not understand what it meant. The question was: “How can we save energy?” and not any primary student can answer this question. Little works for little students Last weekend, Hien and his fellow students of Doan Thi Diem Primary School in Hanoi welcomed a special guest, Martin Lidegaard from Denmark, the country of the Little Mermaid from a fairy tale of Andersen. He is the Minister for Climate, Energy and Building. Mr Lidegaard excited young students by introducing a puppet performance named “Cloudy-Haired Princess”, which told the story of Cloudy-Haired Princess and Big-Eyed Prince in their quest to rescue their kingdom from the threat of “climate change”. What is climate change? It is global … [Read more...] about Raising awareness of environment since young age
VietNamNet Bridge – Mrs. Nguyen Thi Tru in Da Phuoc Commune, Binh Chanh District in HCM City died on July 12, at the age of 123. Mrs. Nguyen Thi Tru. File photo Tru just celebrated her 123rd birthday in May. The woman was honored with numerous certificates for her record. At the age of 120, she received a recognition certificate as Vietnam and Asia’s oldest lady from the Vietnam Book of Records and Asia Book of Records. The World Records Union - Worldkings, based in India, recognized her as the world’s oldest lady when she was 122 and last year, the World Records Association accorded her the same title. According to documents preserved by Tru’s family, she was born on May 4, 1893 in Can Giuoc District in the southern province of Long An. Although she is absent-minded, hard of hearing and unable to move around, she is still smiling frequently when spoken to. Tru had three sons and eight daughters, but only two are still living and both are over 80. She lives … [Read more...] about The world’s eldest woman in Vietnam dies at the age of 123