Bau Truc pottery products. (Photo: Ai Nghiem, Hanipha/VOV) The Cham in the southern region have 9 craft villages, 4 of them are famous for weaving and pottery, the traditional Cham handicrafts. These 4 villages are hundreds of years old. They are Bau Truc pottery village in Ninh Thuan, Binh Duc pottery village in Binh Thuan, My Nghiep weaving village in Ninh Thuan, and Tan Chau silk weaving village in An Giang. Nguyen Huu Phuoc, Deputy Representative of the Vietnam Craft Villages Association in Ho Chi Minh City, said, “We must handle the conflict between Cham efforts to preserve their culture and market trends affecting their traditional products. Although their products are handicraft items, several steps can be automated to turn out more sophisticated products. To preserve the cultural identity of each region, more policies, for example on price subsidies, are needed to help producers maintain profits.” The current problem faced by Cham craft villages is that … [Read more...] about Cham ethnic people preserve traditional craft villages
HAROLD Shipman is a former British GP who murdered more people than any other known serial killer. But who was he, how many people did he kill, and what did the Shipman inquiry find? Here's our lowdown... Who was Harold Shipman? Harold Shipman was a former GP who is thought to be the most prolific serial in recorded history. Born in Nottingham on Janyary 13th 1946, Shipman, then 17, watched his mum die of a morphine overdose after a long battle with lung cancer. He went on to murder hundreds of his patients by slipping them lethal painkiller doses. He committed suicide in prison in 2004 after being handed 15 life sentences. How many people did he kill? Harold Shipman murdered an estimated 260 of his patients. The total makes him by far the most prolific serial killer in modern history. Cops grew suspicious when a forged will belonging to patient Kathleen Grundy left him £386,000. Tests on her corpse revealed that she had been killed by a diamorphine overdose. What did the inquiry … [Read more...] about Who was Harold Shipman, how many people did the doctor kill, who as his wife and what did the inquiry find?
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has “quietly solved” the theft of data from 168 million people, which was attributed to a 28-year-old hacker. 168 million users from “some of the internet’s most popular websites,” were affected in the data theft.“The culprit in the breaches is a 28-year-old Arkansas man named Kyle Milliken, who, along with colleagues, stole email addresses and account passwords to feed a lucrative and hugely annoying spam operation that ran from 2010 to 2014,” reported the Daily Beast. “Last month Milliken was sentenced to 17 months at a federal work camp — a sentence lightened by his cooperation with the FBI. He’s set to begin his sentence on May 24. His case remains under seal in federal court in San Jose, California.” Milliken earned so much money from his nefarious internet practices that in 2014, the hacker “was living in a $2 million home behind the gates of a 25,000-square-foot estate in … [Read more...] about Report: FBI ‘Quietly Solves’ Theft of 168 Million People’s Personal Data
Grover Price didn’t set out to enter politics, he said, but his friends and neighbors pressed him into duty.As the founder of the Hope Center, a nonprofit community center on 11th Street Northwest, he became someone people came to for all kinds of help, in part because they didn’t feel they would get any satisfaction going to city government.“They kind of put me in a position where they feel like I can get their voices heard,” Price said.He first emerged as a candidate in 2016, but dropped out of the race early because the Hope Center received its tax-exempt status and began to grow, he said.Price is running again as an independent because he believes the current council is out of touch with regular folks, especially in distressed neighborhoods like his in northwest. He resigned from the board of the Hope Center to eliminate any conflicts of interest should he be elected, but continues to work as a volunteer there, he said.“No one represents the people. … [Read more...] about Candidate Grover Price drawn to run for council by his desire to help everyday people
Personal financial and medical information of more than 4,000 people was mailed to the wrong addresses earlier this year, two state agencies announced on Friday.“Notices containing personal information were mailed to 4,136 individuals at incorrect addresses,” a news release from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services and Department of Human Services said. “It has not been confirmed that any of the notices were actually opened, as they were addressed to the correct individuals but had the incorrect addresses.”The notices went out in February. They could have included some health insurance, medical and financial information, as well as dates of birth, the agencies said.Detailed medical records and Social Security numbers were not shared, so the risk of identity theft is “very low,” a news release from the agencies said. They said they’ve moved to prevent future mishaps.The issue was first discovered March 1. Department of Human … [Read more...] about State incorrectly mailed out personal information to more than 4,000 people