News / UK and world by Press Association March 24, 2019, 10:51 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter It can be hard to make your political message heard when all around you is noise – but one group of pro-EU protesters have taken their message to their heads, as well as their hearts. Press Association photographer Jonathan Brady found a range of eye-catching headgear among the Remain protesters at College Green outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Badges can help to get a message across – and the European blue of the hat base is sure to remind the public at a mere glance which side you are on. Sometimes multiple badges emphasise the message… …at other times keeping it simple can be just as effective: Homemade customisation was very much on show: And why stop at one hat when two will fit? This hat fan sticks the message in plain sight. While this one may deviate from a Brexit blue base, the accusations of … [Read more...] about In Pictures: Hats off to these anti-Brexit protesters
Opinion PUBLISHED: 10:40 24 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:40 24 March 2019 Brittany Creasey Japan - leading the world in recycling, which Norwich could learn plenty from, says Brittany Creasey Archant In light of this year’s Lord Mayor’s Day theme ‘Love the Earth around you’, what can we learn from other cultures about looking after the streets around us? Japanese culture is very trendy right now; we have been enjoying Japanese food for a long time and are now starting to embrace some of their cultures into our own. Netflix’s hit show Tidying up with Marie Kondo has taught viewers how to respect the space around them and focus on items in the home that bring us joy. There has been a sharp increase in charity shop donations since the show launched. We’ve also seen a rise in beach cleans and litter picking groups. It is clear that we want to do better. We want to be cleaner and kinder to our planet.After … [Read more...] about Can Norwich learn from the Japanese recycling culture?
Ambassador Dương Chí Dũng, head of Việt Nam’s permanent mission to the United Nations in Geneva.VNA PhotoViet Nam News GENEVA — Việt Nam has made constructive contributions to the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which took place in Geneva, Switzerland over the past four weeks. The Vietnamese delegation, led by Ambassador Dương Chí Dũng, head of Việt Nam’s permanent mission to the United Nations in Geneva, contributed ideas to many draft resolutions. It also co-sponsored three resolutions on the right to food, the right to culture, and the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights. Ambassador Dũng delivered speeches at the general debate on the promotion and protection of human rights in multilateralism, the dialogues with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Special … [Read more...] about Việt Nam contributes to human rights council’s session
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam-Singapore Cooperation Centre was officially launched in Hà Nội on Saturday. Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Teo Chee Hean who is in Việt Nam for a six-day visit was present at the event. Its aim is to help narrow the development gap of the newer ASEAN member states, namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Việt Nam (CLMV). The centre was established as part of the Việt Nam – Singapore Training Centre which opened in 2002 under the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) launched in 2000 by then-Prime Minister Mr Goh Chok Tong. Since 2002, more than 10,000 Vietnamese officials have attended courses at the centre ranging from language and communication skills, economic development, trade and tourism, public administration, governance and law and infocomm Technology. At the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ … [Read more...] about Vietnam-Singapore cooperation centre inaugurated
Vietnam News Agency’s Television Centre (Vnews) and the Việt Nam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises introduce a new programme to support small businesses at a ceremony on Saturday. — VNA/VNS PhotoViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Vietnam News Agency’s Television Centre (Vnews), in collaboration with the Việt Nam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (VINASME), introduced a new programme to support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at a ceremony on Saturday. With the first edition airing on March 24, Doanh nghiệp Ngày nay (Today’s Enterprise) will broadcast at 10:15 every Sunday morning and replayed at 10:15am on Wednesdays on the Vnews channel. The 15-minute programme includes two parts. Business dialogue will focus on various subjects such as business laws and regulations, community enterprises and integration and development. The second part, Light up dreams, will promote corporate social … [Read more...] about Vnews launches new programme to support SMEs