The Hanoitimes - Based on indexes of average income, freedom and life expectancy, it's evaluated that Vietnamese people are happier than many South East Asian countries and rank 63rd in the world. The above-mentioned position is announced in the World Happiness Report 2013 by Columbia University's Earth Institute, USA on September 10th. The survey conducted from 2010 to 2012 in 156 countries, according to 10-point grading system, including, Denmark is the world's happiest nation. With an average score of 5.333, Vietnam is ranked 63rd. Although Vietnam's position is lower than many countries in the world, but higher than Russia, a powerful country, which is in the 68th place. In Asia area, with this average score, Vietnam is ahead of many countries and territories such as HongKong, Indonesia, Philippines and Laos. China, the biggest developing country in the world and Vietnam's neighbouring country, is 30 grandes lower and ranks 93rd. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese people rank 63rd happiest people in the world.
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VietNamNet Bridge - Experts have warned about the alarming nutritional health of preschool children in HCM City. Parents keep complaining about the lack of nursery schools. Meanwhile, the budget for preschool system development has been increasing steadily. Dr. Do Thi Ngoc Diep, Director of the center, said at a conference discussing the implementation of the school meal project in late February 2014 that the situation of the children's nutritional health is "alarming". According to Diep, 48 percent of preschool children in HCM City are "too fat," 10.5 percent obese and 4.3 percent malnourished. Some analysts have commented that the obesity in HCM City is even more serious than in the US. The nutrition center is considering designing the standard sets of menus for preschool children in an effort to help improve the children's health. The sets of menus would be implemented on a trial basis at six nursery schools in HCM City before they are applied in a large scale. The HCM … [Read more...] about Vietnamese preschool children receive best care in the world?
Sa Pa in Top most beautiful terraces in the world The international tourism electronic communication network (Touropia) has also ranked Douro (Portuguese), Bali (Indonesia), Choquequyrao, Pisác, Salinas de Maras, Ma chu Pich chu, Ollantaytambo (Peru), Longji, Hani (China), Banaue (the Philippines). In 2009, the famous travel magazine Travel and Leisure (US) also voted Sapa terraces in Top 7 most beautiful and spectacular terraces in Asia and the world. Early November 2013, on the 110th founding anniversary of Sapa (1903-2013), the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism decided to rank Sapa terraced fields as the National Landscape site. Biggest rest stop in central Vietnam opens ASTOP, the biggest rest stop in central Vietnam, opened last Saturday in Phu Yen Province's Song Cau Town and is part of the Long Hai resort project invested by Dai Thuan Joint Stock Company and South Korean firm Hoya. With an investment of over US$3 million, the Long Hai resort project has had … [Read more...] about Sa Pa in Top most beautiful terraces in the world
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has become the name that many countries in the world will consider when they look for reliable partners to implement software development projects. The 16th grade has been given to HCM City, while the 23rd to Hanoi. Meanwhile, in the report of Gartner, also a consultancy firm, Vietnam is always among the top 30 leading countries in the world and top 10 leading countries in Asia Pacific in outsourcing and services. In September 2013, the US Software Magazine added Vietnamese FPT Software into the list of the world's 500 biggest software service providers. With the turnover of $81.5 million and the 30.4 percent growth rate in 2012, FPT Software is the first Vietnamese firm found in the list. Prior to that, in 2012, FPT Software won the international award "top 100 global service providers" given by Global Services, an Indian media firm and NeoGroup, an US consultancy firm. Meanwhile, another Vietnamese firm, TMA Solutions, has been added by the US … [Read more...] about Vietnam gets in-grade promotion in the world’s software map
VietNamNet Bridge ' Hanoi has been recognized as the city which has the lowest travel cost in the world. However, this is not enough to persuade travelers to come back to the city for the second and subsequent time. Travel costs low, service quality low as well … [Read more...] about Cheapest tourist city in the world cannot attract many tourists
Dr Chu Hao and staff at Tri Thuc (Knowledge) Publishing House dream of enriching society by publishing 1,000 academic books via their project Bookshelf of World Knowledge. The plan will last a decade and they’ve managed more than 100 so far. He talked with Vietnam News about the project. In today’s Viet Nam it’s much easier to sell lighthearted literature than factual books. Why did you and your colleagues choose to publish high brow non-fiction? When we set up Tri Thuc Publishing House, we targeted readers who wanted to learn more about academic books from across the world. Many books by sages such as Plato, Aristote, Darwin, Newton, Kant, Hegel and Einstein are considered the foundation of Western thinking but haven’t been translated into Vietnamese, except for a few extracts. Wars and difficult living conditions are partly to blame for this, but the biggest reason is that intellectual circles in Viet Nam don’t do enough to spread their knowledge … [Read more...] about Catching up with the world of knowledge
All eyes will be on London this summer for the 2012 Olympic Games. But while waiting for the world's elite athletes to take the stage, online travel adviser Cheapflights has come up with a top 10 list of no-frills, high-adrenaline and wacky sports which might be entertaining. Reuters has not endorsed this list: 1. Camel Racing Forget horse racing at Ascot. Camel racing in the United Arab Emirates is now the place to be seen. Popular throughout the Middle East as well as Mongolia and Australia, the sport takes place every year from late October to early April. In the dusty desert, camels race along a sand track up to 10 miles long while their owners drive alongside shouting and honking their horns to urge the camels forward. The louder the shouting, the faster they run. But be careful not to get in their way: anywhere from 15 to 70 camels race at a time and onlookers will want to avoid the stampede! Unlike horse racing, there's no betting in camel racing, but, if the sport tickles … [Read more...] about Travel Picks: Top 10 wacky sports around the world
Cu Hoa Van, a revolutionary veteran, who is also former Chairman of the National Assembly’s Nationality Council:“The revolution helped change the life of ethnic minorities”. The August Revolution and National Day brought about the right to mastery to each people and each ethnic group in Vietnam. The lives of people in general and minorities in particular have changed for the better. Currently, asphalted roads connect all villages in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai to districts’ centres. I hope that the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam will further unite in the current time of economic development and national construction. Thanh Sy, a researcher of Quang Ninh Miners’ Movement: The successful August Revolution put an end to colonial exploitation and oppression. Before that, miners were considered slaves and their dignity was trampled upon. Now they are masters of their own lives and directly participate in building the country in general and … [Read more...] about National Day in the heart of Vietnamese and expatriates
Estonian musician Meigo Märk has recently completed walking in Vietnam, the 19th country in his walking journey named ‘The Walk Around the World.’ Estonian musician Meigo Märk has recently completed walking in Vietnam, the 19th country in his walking journey named ‘The Walk Around the World.’ The 27-year-old walker said Vietnam is the country where he has stayed the second longest during his journey so far, and also one of the places he has been most warmly welcomed. With a love of traveling developed at a young age, Märk began his trip in May 2014 from Estonia’s capital Tallinn, after being inspired by people who had achieved similar feats. “There was a strong feeling inside me that pushed me to do this,” Märk told Tuoi Tre News. The man expects to finish around 40,000km in eight to nine years and has covered more than 15,240km up to now. Meigo Märk says hello to Vietnam. Märk shared his experience in … [Read more...] about Estonian musician walking around the world completes Vietnam
MEXICO CITY: Mexico's most powerful earthquake in a century killed at least 58 people, officials said on Friday (Sep 8), after it struck the Pacific coast, wrecking buildings and sending families fleeing into the streets. View of a street at the eastern area of Mexico City after a 8.2-magnitude earthquake. (ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP) Rescue workers rushed to the worst scenes of destruction, in the southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, where officials warned there may be people trapped in the ruins. President Enrique Pena Nieto described the 8.2-magnitude quake as "the largest registered in our country in at least the past 100 years" - stronger even than a devastating 1985 earthquake that killed more than 10,000 people in Mexico City. The head of the country's disaster response agency, Luis Felipe Puente, said 45 … [Read more...] about Mexico’s biggest quake in century kills at least 58