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Teacher shortage leaves hundreds of kids at home in Ha Tinh

VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of toddlers have been unable to enroll at public kindergartens in Ha Tinh Province this school year due to a serious shortage of teachers. Parents whose children were unable to attend Thach Linh kindergarten in Ha Tinh City, Ha Tinh Province, complain to the school. – Photo Nguyen Van Tu from Thach Linh Ward in ... Read More »

Xiaomi's Poco F1 phone threatens a price war

Xiaomi has unveiled a smartphone with high-end features and a budget price, under a new brand. Marketing for the Poco F1 centres on the speed of its processor — Photo: XIAOMI The Poco F1 features the latest Snapdragon chip, a larger-than-normal 4,000mAh battery and up to eight gigabytes of RAM – matching Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 in those specifications. But ... Read More »

Universities want autonomy but still need the state’s money

VietNamNet Bridge – The National Assembly’s Committee for Culture, Education, the Youth and Children has completed a program on supervising the implementation of the University Education Law at 16 universities in seven cities and provinces. Pham Tat Thang, deputy chair of the committee, told the local press that there are still problems in the autonomy implementation, and that there is ... Read More »

Facebook and Twitter remove accounts linked to Russia and Iran campaigns

Facebook and Twitter say they have suspended or removed accounts linked to Iran and Russia over “inauthentic” or “manipulating” behaviour. More than 650 Facebook pages and groups were said to have been identified as “misleading”, according to founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Meanwhile Twitter said it suspended 284 accounts with apparent links to Iran. It comes a day after ... Read More »

Automatic garbage collecting machine invented by fifth grader

VietNamNet Bridge – An automatic garbage collector invented by Nguyen Quang Dieu, a fifth grader at the Vung Tau Bilingual Primary School, was displayed at the IYRC VIETNAM (International Youth Robot Competition) organized by STEM Education in early August. Nguyen Quang Dieu (middle) at IYRC Vietnam The student from Ba Ria – Vung Tau province began ‘playing’ with machines when ... Read More »

Great British Bake Off contestants revealed for 2018

A techno DJ, research scientist and banker are just three of the contestants vying for this year’s Great British Bake Off crown. This year’s Bake Off Contestants — Photo: CHANNEL 4 The series returns to Channel 4 on 28 August for a second year after moving from the BBC. The presenters and judges remain the same as last year, with ... Read More »

Experts discuss provincial universities’ difficulties

VietNamNet Bridge – Plans to close down universities in provinces and improving the way higher education centres are run in big cities across the country are causing controversy. Students are studying in the library in the Ton Duc Thang University in HCM City. Plans to close down regional universities is causing controversy. — VNA/VNS Photo Phuong Vy The idea was ... Read More »

WHO warning as European measles rate jumps from record low

Europe has seen a big surge in measles cases in 2017, which the World Health Organization says is a tragedy after a record low of 5,273 cases in 2016. Photo: SPL Cases increased four-fold, with more than 20,000 people affected and 35 deaths. Fifteen European region countries, including the UK, had large outbreaks. Measles cases were highest in Romania, Italy ... Read More »

Blockchain may help prevent exam cheating in VN?

VietNamNet Bridge – After a series of exam cheating scandals in northern provinces were discovered, some university lecturers suggested using blockchain technology to prevent cheating.  Mr Nguyen Ngoc Thanh and Pham Dang Thien Duy The typical characteristic of the technology is that the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without alteration of all subsequent blocks, which means ... Read More »

California wildfires: Ferguson Fire near Yosemite contained

A huge, deadly wildfire that burned for weeks and threatened the Yosemite National Park in California has finally been contained. The Ferguson Fire has burned through nearly 97,000 acres (39,250 hectares) of land to the south-west of the park since 13 July. More than 3,000 firefighters have battled the blaze. Two have been killed and 19 injured. Most of Yosemite’s ... Read More »