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Cash rewards for studying?

VietNamNet Bridge – A video clip featuring a teacher in a secondary school in HCM City giving cash rewards to students has gone viral.  Illustrative image. – File photo  Du Thi Lan Huong, a guest teacher of Chu Van An Secondary School, appeared with some bundles of cash, awarding the money to a long line ... Read More »

World Cup 2018: Russia promises 'unprecedented' security

At a surveillance centre in Kaliningrad, monitoring teams are keeping a close eye on the city. Russian special forces have been trained to respond to potential attacks on the 12 venues across the country Sitting at their computers, staff are studying CCTV images from more than 700 security cameras. Another 1,200 cameras have been installed at Kaliningrad Stadium, where England ... Read More »

World Cup 2018: Kaliningrad – the venue next door to the West

For European football fans wary of Russia, a World Cup match just 50km (31 miles) across the border from the EU could be just the ticket. The westernmost host city for the tournament, Kaliningrad is a Russian exclave squeezed between Lithuania and Poland. As six of the eight teams playing there are from Europe, many visiting fans could bypass Moscow ... Read More »

Elvis Presley's drummer DJ Fontana dies in his sleep

DJ Fontana, the last surviving member of Elvis Presley’s band, has died at the age of 87. The drummer, whose full name was Dominic Joseph Fontana, played on more than 450 Elvis songs, including Hound Dog and Jailhouse Rock. He also featured on Elvis’s legendary 1968 TV show, which has become known as the ’68 Comeback Special. Fontana died peacefully ... Read More »

IMF: US tariffs could undermine global trade

The Trump administration’s trade policies are likely to hurt the US economy and undermine the world’s trade system, the IMF has warned. IMF head Christine Lagarde has already warned that the US and China trade row threatens global confidence and investment — Photo: EPA IMF Director Christine Lagarde said a trade war would lead to “losers on both sides” and ... Read More »

Two Vietnam’s universities listed in QS top 1,000 schools

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City National University and Hanoi National University have been listed in QS Ranking 2019.  Two Vietnamese universities are listed in QS top 1,000 schools The former is in the group of schools ranked in the 701st to 750th category, while the latter was in the 801st-1,000th group.  According to Nguyen Quoc Chinh, director of the Testing ... Read More »

Rolls-Royce announces 4,600 job cuts

Engineering firm Rolls-Royce is to cut 4,600 jobs over the next two years as part of a major reorganisation. The jet engine-maker says it needs fewer layers of management — Photo: PA Middle managers and back-office staff are to bear the brunt of the cuts, which are expected to hit its Derby base hard. The company is refocusing its business ... Read More »

Unfit in middle age: Are you doomed?

Are you someone in middle age who keeps putting off that planned health kick for another day? If so, a couple of new studies may give you a sense of urgency. One paper found that elevated blood pressure in middle age increases the risk of dementia, while another says being frail at this time raises your chances of an early ... Read More »

Comcast bids for Murdoch's Fox assets in Disney challenge

Comcast, the US media conglomerate, has launched a bid for parts of 21st Century Fox, after getting rebuffed last year in favour of Disney. Comcast said it has offered $65bn (£48.6bn) in cash for assets that include Fox’s film and television studios and international businesses. The bid sets up a fight with Disney, which announced its own plan to acquire ... Read More »

School psychology comes under spotlight in Dong Nai

The Education and Training Department of the southern province of Dong Nai held a seminar on school psychology on June 12 with a view to increasing psychological consultation for students at schools. Pupils join a cooking class at school (Illustrative photo: VNA) Hoang Mai Lan, vice rector of the Tam Hiep senior high school in Bien Hoa city, said students ... Read More »