Vietnam Sustainability Forum 2019 takes place in Hanoi At the forum (Source: VOV) The Vietnam Sustainability Forum 2019 took place in Hanoi on January 18 following the successful organisation of the first event last year. The forum creates a platform for policymakers, non-governmental organisations, businesspeople, and experts at home and abroad to exchange ideas to promote economic growth and sustainable society. Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Le Quang Manh said Vietnam needs more effective solutions to address sustainable issues in the fields of human resources, climate change adaptation, smart agriculture, environment, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “Promoting sustainable development is not only about economic development, but also the settlement of social issues and environmental protection,” he said. In 2018, Vietnam recorded the region’s highest GDP growth at 7.08 percent as well as a trade surplus of 7.21 billion USD, tripling that of … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 20/1
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We don't know how it works in the lesser states of the union, but as the national paper of Texas each year, we select an individual, organization or collection of people from the Lone Star State who have had an uncommonly positive impact on the world over the past year. There is no cash award, but to earn top honors and be named Texan of the Year you need Texas bona fides, a capacity for compassion and a track record of improving the human condition. We won't pretend this is a fair fight. After all, the deeper you dig the more you realize how many amazing things Texans are doing every day all around the world. But we will say that we recognize that this contest is a recognition of someone's role in the fight required to preserve a free society that is capable of advancing human achievement, opening up new opportunities and respecting the rights and dignity of every human being.If that sounds a little theoretical, consider some of the Texans this year who stood up to the … [Read more...] about Who is your pick for Texan of the Year?
TOKYO--(Antara/BUSINESS WIRE)-- Spedagi bamboo bicycle produced by the CV Pirani Works, Indonesia, which was chosen by the ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC: https:www.asean.or.jp/en) as part of its program titled “Good Design Award: ASEAN Design Selection”, achieved a prodigious feat of winning the Gold Award of the Good Design Award 2018, which was announced at the award presenting ceremony held in Tokyo on October 31, 2018. The Good Design Award is one of the most influential design awards in the world operated by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP), also known as the “G Mark”, the ticket to world recognition of quality design products.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181107006035/en/The AJC, an intergovernmental organization of the 10 Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan based in Tokyo, launched the two-year regional program “Good Design … [Read more...] about AJC’s choice brought a Gold Award to ASEAN at the prestigious Good Design Award Ceremony: Indonesian bamboo bicycle receives the Good Design Gold Award
Let's change political landscapeI was born a second-class citizen in apartheid South Africa — no representation for non-whites. For three generations, we were told it would be a long shot that a black man could be president of South Africa. In 1994, I got to vote for Nelson Mandela — the long shot. We came to the polls in South Africa to change the political landscape for an entire nation. For over 200 years in the the United States, we were told an African-American would never be president. They said it would be a long shot. In 2008 and 2012, I got to vote for President Barack Obama — the long shot. We again changed the history and the dialogue of what was possible in this great nation. In 2018, they are telling Texas that a Democrat is a long shot for our Senate race. On Nov. 6, I will be voting for Beto O'Rourke for senator. The long shot is now within striking distance of Ted Cruz. Join me in changing the landscape of Texas politics for generations to … [Read more...] about Letters: Beto O’Rourke, Ted Cruz, Democrats, Van Taylor, Texas State Board of Education
Dr. Mark Currin / Photo contributed by CHI Memorial Dr. Mark Currin / Photo contributed by CHI... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Mobile mammograms offered CHI Memorial's mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at several area locations this month. -Tuesday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.: Primary Healthcare Center, 205 Jenkins Road in Rossville -Saturday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: The Howard School, 2500 Market St. -Friday, Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Partners in Care, 5616 Brainerd Road in Brainerd J. Ted Nelson / Photo contributed by Erlanger J. Ted Nelson / Photo contributed by Erlanger Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. All women between the ages of 35 and 40 should have one screening mammogram. After age 40, a screening mammogram is recommended every year. Any woman who meets these age guidelines and has not had a mammogram in the past 12 months may participate, with or without insurance. Those with insurance must bring an … [Read more...] about Health News: Lung screenings, mobile mammograms offered this month