Accordingly, they collected plastic bottles and nylon bags and made eco-bricks (made of a plastic bottle or container of some sort, including paper/laminate milk cartons). These activities aimed to raise the awareness of environmental protection of youths, children, and local people, so as to mobilize more people to build a green, clean, beautiful and civilized city. Volunteers in District 3 of the city also conducted social activities at Binh Dan Hospital. Youths inquired after patients’ health and presented more than 300 gifts to needy ones to help ease their difficulties and pain. Youth union members presenting gifts to needy people Held by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union's chapter in Ho Chi Minh City from June 1 to 30 with the theme “Vanguard - Practice - Maturity” the 14th edition includes “Fun Science” events for children and activities to equip at least 5,000 students with life skills, foreign language, and knowledge of … [Read more...] about Youths in Ho Chi Minh City act for the environment
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The Hanoitimes - The central question is whether the US and North Korea can make a turning point to their relationship. What does the world expect from second Trump-Kim summit? The second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended with no agreement, leaving people speculating about the visions for the denuclearization program which has become a thorny matter concerning the whole world for years. US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi summit. Photo: France 24 Talks between Trump and Kim at the summit were reported to be warm but their demands didn’t meet each other. Trump said North Korea wanted all sanctions to be lifted but Washington couldn’t do that. Meanwhile, Pyongyang denied Trump’s claims, saying that they demanded removal of a part, not all sanctions. So how the denuclearization would be to bridge the gap between the two sides? Shifting US-North Korea … [Read more...] about What are visions for the denuclearization after second no-deal summit?
Worth it: Virgil van Dijk has justified his £75 million price tag at Liverpool. (Photo: AFP/Oli Scarff) Jurgen Klopp, who persuaded Liverpool to spend a world-record fee for a defender by completing the £75 million signing of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton last January, might beg to differ with Ferguson's long-held view but generally, the biggest and best-run clubs avoid the January market at all costs. Van Dijk has been a huge success for Liverpool during his 12 months at Anfield and is, perhaps, the exception to the rule that states the January window is dominated by panic buying and expensive mistakes. Having banked the £75 million for Van Dijk, Southampton invested £19.1 million of their windfall on Argentine forward Guido Carrillo from Monaco. After just five Premier League appearances and no goals for the Saints, he was shipped out on loan to Leganes as a costly flop. Carrillo is an example of why Ferguson, and many big clubs and leading managers, have … [Read more...] about Why Liverpool, Man City, Man United and other top clubs are sitting out the January window
BASF promotes recycling of plastic waste with its ChemCycling project Chemical recycling provides an innovative way to reutilize plastic waste that is currently not recycled, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics. Depending on the region, such waste is usually sent to landfill or burned with energy recovery. But chemical recycling offers another alternative: Using thermochemical processes, these plastics can be utilized to produce syngas or oils. The resulting recycled raw materials can be used as inputs in BASF’s production, thereby partially replacing fossil resources. BASF has for the first time manufactured products based on chemically recycled plastic waste and is thus one of the global pioneers in the industry. “A responsible use of plastics is crucial to solve the world’s waste problem. This applies to companies as well as to institutions and consumers. With chemical recycling we want to make a significant contribution in reducing the amount of plastic … [Read more...] about BASF for the first time makes products with chemically recycled plastics
Governments worldwide are concerned with the spread of so-called fake news online, Photo: freepik Last week, Google has been accused of manipulating users to track their activities in the Czech Republic, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, and Sweden. AFP reported that seven European consumer groups filed complaints against Google with national regulators, accusing it of covertly tracking users’ movements in violation of EU data protection regulations. The complaints stated that Google used “deceptive design and misleading information, which results in users accepting to be constantly tracked.” Council official Gro Mette Moen charged, “Google uses extremely detailed and comprehensive personal data without an appropriate judicial basis, and the data is acquired by means of manipulative techniques.” Social media contains risks Over the last years, the emergence of the Internet and social media has brought about quite the information … [Read more...] about Taxing times for the internet icons