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Vocational schools look forward to getting every student

VietNamNet Bridge – While training divisions at universities are busy these days dealing with the high numbers of applications, enrollment officers at vocational schools are idle because of the lack of students.  Universities are busy these days dealing with high numbers of applications Finishing secondary education, Huynh Thanh Tung decided not to go to high school, but studied hotel administration ... Read More »

Lombok quake: Rescuers search collapsed mosque for survivors

Rescue workers are searching the ruins of a mosque in Lombok, Indonesia, where it is feared people were trapped by Sunday’s deadly earthquake. The 6.9 magnitude quake is now known to have killed nearly 100 people and left at least 20,000 people homeless. The mosque is one of thousands of buildings in North Lombok that were damaged. Two have already ... Read More »

Good foreign language skills bring more job opportunities: survey

VietNamNet Bridge – Candidates with good foreign language skills can find jobs with incomes 30-50 percent higher than those with no foreign language skills, according to Huynh Diep Tram Anh from the Van Hien University. Candidates with good English skills can find good jobs The average pay businesses offer to workers with good English skills is VND10 million or higher. ... Read More »

Switzerland crash: Twenty dead in WW2 plane crash

Twenty people have died after a World War Two vintage aircraft crashed into a mountainside in eastern Switzerland, police say. The plane – a Junkers JU-52 HB-HOT – was carrying 17 passengers and three crew on a sightseeing flight when it took off on Saturday afternoon. Operator JU-Air said it was saddened by the news and it had set up ... Read More »

Vietnamese students earn big at Invention Creativity Olympic 2018

Vietnamese students enjoyed a successful World Invention Creativity Olympic (WICO) 2018, with three teams bringing home gold medals and one team bagging a silver medal. The Vietnamese delegation competing at the WICO 2018 (Photo: The Vietnamese teams, comprising of 16 high school students competing in four different categories, introduced highly-applicable initiatives, focusing on science and environmental protection. This is ... Read More »

Lombok: Scores die as quake again hits Indonesian island

At least 82 people are now known to have died after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok. Hundreds of people have been wounded by Sunday’s quake, officials say, and the death toll is expected to rise. The magnitude seven tremor was shallow, occurring only 10km (6.21 miles) underground. It damaged thousands of buildings and triggered power cuts. ... Read More »

Alarm rung over percentage of students suffering from depression

VietNamNet Bridge – Many depressed children are judged to be shy and lazy, while parents think they are stubborn and disobedient.  A high number of children are also being misdiagnosed as suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  The 2014 Juvenile Health Report 2014 stated that depression was the most common cause of illness and disability in adolescence (10-19 years old). ... Read More »

Toddler mauled by dog dies in Australia

A 14-month-old girl has died after she was attacked by a dog in Australia, police say. The toddler was mauled by a dog in her family home in Victoria.– Photo: AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORP The toddler was bitten by a German Wirehaired Pointer at a rural property at Neerim Junction, 120km (75 miles) east of Melbourne in the state of Victoria. ... Read More »

Education efforts paid off in mountainous district

Today, Ly Chuy Go, a seventh grader at the Pa Ve Su Ethnic Boarding School in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau’s Muong Te district and his schoolmates are eager to return to school after the weekend.  Le Chuy Go and his friends walk 7km to school  It is a 7km stretch from his house, so Chuy Go and ... Read More »

Fields medal: UK refugee's major maths award stolen

A Cambridge professor who won one of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics, the Fields Medal, has had his award stolen in Brazil. Caucher Birkar was born in Iran but now works at the University of Cambridge — Photo: UNI CAMBRIDGE Professor Caucher Birkar, a Kurd, came to the UK as a refugee from Iran. He was one of four ... Read More »