Le Kha Phieu ¡presente!

first_imgOn Aug. 7, another of the heroic and determined generation of revolutionaries who guided Vietnam’s liberation movement passed away. Le Kha Phieu was born in 1931 in Thanh Hoa province in the northern part of Vietnam (then French Indochina). At 15, he joined the revolutionary struggle to gain independence from French imperialism, which had been forced out of Indochina during World War II by Japanese imperialism, but was attempting to reassert dominance. Le Kha Phieu joined the Indochinese Communist Party in 1949, and in 1950 he joined the Vietnam People’s Army to take part in the armed struggle to liberate his country.Le Kha Phieu rose through the ranks, first during the war against French imperialism and then during the long years of war against the U.S. occupation. (en.bocongan.gov.vn, Aug. 14) After the defeat and expulsion of the U.S.-imperialist forces, he also participated in the campaign to stop the invasion by China in 1979, which was motivated by China’s political differences with Vietnam regarding Cambodia. While in the armed forces, Le Kha Phieu held many positions of political leadership. He reached the rank of colonel general and head of the general political department of the People’s Army. In 1991, he was elected to the Central Committee of the Vietnam Communist Party, to the Politburo in 1994 and was elected General Secretary of the party’s Central Committee in 1997. (e.vnexpress.net, Aug. 15) There were serious political differences inside the party and within Vietnam’s general society in the late 20th century. The party was involved in a principled struggle over tactical questions concerning whether and how quickly to introduce capitalist measures into the economy. Could the economic needs of the people be more effectively met by the government through centrally planned development projects or by loosening up some socialist controls and permitting some capitalist development and foreign corporations? Le Kha Phieu was on the losing side of this debate (that argued to not open up the economy), and his five-year term was cut short by a year. In 2001, he was out of that position.  He retired from his official positions in 2006. At that time, he was given many awards for his lifetime of great contributions, including the Golden Star order recognizing his 70 years of dedication and leadership as a member of the party.Le Kha Phieu’s contributions were honored with a two-day official period of mourning. Numerous high level delegations of representatives from the VCP, government, diplomatic and fraternal parties, and popular organizations attended the simultaneous memorials held in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and his birthplace in Thanh Hoa. Numerous tributes were sent recognizing his remarkable role in Vietnam’s wartime and postwar struggles. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

70% of U.S. Farms and Ranches Now Have Internet Access

first_img SHARE By Gary Truitt – Aug 21, 2015 Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News 70% of U.S. Farms and Ranches Now Have Internet Access A royalty free image from the farming industry of a farm worker using a tablet pc to surf the internetA report released this week by USDA shows 70 percent of U.S. farms and ranches now have access to internet. The Computer Usage and Ownership report by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service shows a three percent increase in internet access since 2013. DSL remained the most popular method for accessing internet, accounting for 30 percent of all farms and ranches with internet access.Wireless connection, which accounts for 29 percent, and satellite connection, which accounts for 21 percent of the U.S. total, showed significant growth in the past two years.According to the report, 43 percent of U.S. farms use computers for their business operations. Farmers in the Western states are most likely to use computers for business. In that region, 48 percent of all farms use computers for that purpose. Western region was closely followed by the North Central and Northeast states, where 46 and 45 of all farms followed this practice. Southern states have the lowest percentage in this category. In that region 36 percent of all farms use internet to conduct business. Facebook Twitter 70% of U.S. Farms and Ranches Now Have Internet Access Previous articleCellulosic Ethanol Performance Tests SuccessfulNext articleMinnesota Provides Crop Tour Corn Highlights Gary Truittlast_img read more

Image Magazine: Volume 47, Issue 2

first_imgFacebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Image Magazine Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/image-magazine-staff/ Vintage fever: Fort Worth residents and vintage connoisseurs talk about their passion for thrifting + posts Linkedin Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Image Magazine Staff Image Magazine: Volume 47, Issue 4 ReddIt Sustainability is the new green: Fashion companies work towards environmentally-conscious practices Image Magazine: Spring 2021 Image Magazine: Volume 47, Issue 3 Previous articleParty brings Christmas cheer to Cook’s Children’s patientsNext articleEd and Rae Schollmaier Arena opens Tuesday for dedication Image Magazine Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info Image Magazine Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/image-magazine-staff/ ReddIt Linkedin Cowgirl: A look at the most glamorous women in rodeolast_img read more

Chinese journalist still held after one week

first_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Receive email alerts News to go further RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific center_img ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information Organisation Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Journalist and activist Wu Wei, a former Beijing based reporter for the South China Morning Post, reportedly arrested by Beijing police, has not been heard from by family or friends for several days. Several Hong Kong media outlets reported the arrest, based on messages published on the Weibo social network, then relayed by journalist and blogger Wen Yunchao. No information has been released on why she would have been arrested. But the action may stem from her support for the release of human rights advocate Pu Zhiqiang. Reporters Without Borders demands an immediate explanation from the Beijing government.The news followed by one day the arrest of Xiang Nanfu, a regular contributor to the Boxun news website. Several days before that came an official announcement that journalist Gao Yu had been placed in criminal detention. She has not been heard from for more than one week.“As in the case of Gao Yu, the fact that a committed journalist such as Wu Wei has not been heard from is of the utmost concern,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, head of the press freedom organization’s Asia-Pacific desk. “All the more so because the police are stepping up the pace of kidnap-style arrests as the anniversary of the Tienanmin Square events approaches.”Ismaïl added: “In the absence of charges against her, we demand that Wu Wei be released immediately.”Information concerning the journalist’s arrest had circulated on 13 May on Weibo. But, at her family’s request, word of the detention did not immediately circulate more widely.In the run-up to the 25-year anniversary of the Tian’anmen massacre, arrests of dissidents and censorship operations are on the increase in China. The country is ranked 175th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders World press freedom index.Photo : The Standard News May 15, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chinese journalist still held after one week March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick woman preventing spread of COVID-19 in South Sudan

first_img TAGSConcernKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous article‘Lean on me’ is the message that brings hope to local businessesNext articleTime to shift gears for new work opportunities Meghann Scully Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Twittercenter_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNewsLimerick woman preventing spread of COVID-19 in South SudanBy Meghann Scully – June 5, 2020 1867 LIMERICK woman Aine Fay is leading an Irish charity’s efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in poverty-stricken South Sudan – which has one of the weakest health systems in the world.The veteran humanitarian, originally from Bedford Row, manages a team of over 400 staff in the east-African nation as Country Director with Irish aid organisation Concern Worldwide, who she has worked with since 1983. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They are spreading the message to extremely poor and remote communities about the dangers of COVID-19 and how they can prevent its spread – while also providing hand washing stations and distributing food and other essential items.Baby Makur and her mother Myaboth being treated at a Concern Worldwide nutrition clinic in Juba, South Sudan. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith / Concern WorldwideAine said the vast majority of the population are dependent on labouring and other occupations that provide a daily wage – which they need to buy food for survival.“The choice between going hungry – or even dying of hunger – and feeling sick from COVID is somewhat a Hobson’s choice, where they either take what food they can get or have none at all,” she said.Aine and her colleagues were already busy treating children suffering from malnutrition and providing temporary shelter in displacement camps for people fleeing war and hunger when the pandemic struck. The needs in South Sudan were already vast, with over 3.7 million people displaced due to civil war. It was estimated that before the pandemic, 6.1 million people (59 per cent of the population) did not have sufficient access to food.While COVID-19 cases are currently low compared to Ireland (as of June 4 they have 1,317 cases and fourteen deaths), the arrival of new testing kits has resulted in a sharp rise in confirmed cases and it is feared there may be many going undetected.“The numbers are growing rapidly,” said Aine, who previously worked for Concern in countries like Bangladesh, Uganda (after the Rwandan genocide in 1994), Haiti, Afghanistan and Ethiopia.“The difficulty in contexts such as the ones that Concern works in is that social distancing and isolation is a difficult concept for many. “Camps do not have the space to allow for this at any level that would minimise the spread.“In addition, health facilities are already either very weak or indeed non-existent to allow for any sort of treatment or isolation for severe cases.“Despite this, we want to ensure that families continue to have access to medical treatment for the diseases that are widespread in South Sudan – such malaria, upper respiratory infections, and other treatable diseases. “Concern is working with health facilities to ensure that they have good hygiene and social distancing practices in place to prevent the spread of the virus.”South Sudan currently has just 82 intensive care unit beds, four ventilators and one laboratory that is able to test for COVID-19 in the capital city, Juba.While plans are underway to increase this number, there are very few intensive care options for those living outside Juba. The government is seeking assistance to provide more isolation centres for those who need it, and in Unity State in the north of the country, where Concern has programmes, the charity is providing water and sanitation facilities for an isolation centre located there.  Aine said the country also lacks an adequate supply of personal protective equipment (PPE).“The country is very short of PPEs that would help protect front line workers and this will be a major problem as the number of people testing positive grows. “Concern’s work is concentrating on continuing to disseminate messages to the communities on how to mitigate the impact of the virus.“We are encouraging social distancing at events such as training of community members and distributing food and other items that are part of Concern’s work. We are also ensuring that there is a means to practice good hand-washing.”Concern Worldwide has launched an emergency appeal for donations, which can be made on their website at Concern.net. Donations to this appeal will help its teams in 23 countries, like South Sudan, continue their life-saving work. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

SETi and Seoul Viosys Develop Portable ‘Photon Stand’ Surface Disinfection Unit That Kills Viruses…

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 5, 2021 Previous articleEXPLAINER: What US ending Saudi war support means for YemenNext articleWilliams withdraws from semifinals in Australian Open tuneup Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Pinterest Twitter SETi and Seoul Viosys Develop Portable ‘Photon Stand’ Surface Disinfection Unit That Kills Viruses in 10 Minutes Local NewsBusiness TAGS  Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Obama Commends Financial Regulators For Reform Efforts

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Home / Daily Dose / Obama Commends Financial Regulators For Reform Efforts Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Obama Commends Financial Regulators For Reform Efforts Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles President Barack Obama “commended” financial regulators for progress made since the Dodd-Frank Act became law in 2010 at a meeting on Monday with the nation’s top financial regulators and top White House officials in the Roosevelt Room, the White House announced.According to the White House, the president praised the regulators for “efforts to further strengthen the financial system by continuing to implement the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which includes the most sweeping set of financial regulatory reforms since the Great Depression and the strongest consumer protections in history that have afforded millions of hard-working Americans new rights and protections within the financial sector.”Attendees at the meeting, according to the White House, included Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve; Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB); Jack Lew, Treaury secretary; Sarah Bloom Raskin, Treasury deputy secretary; Martin Gruenberg, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA); Thomas Curry, comptroller of the currency (OCC); and Mary Jo White, chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).The president exhorted the regulators and participants in the meeting to “consider additional ways to prevent excessive risk-taking across the financial system,” according to the White House. Participants discussed the importance of mitigating risks to the financial system and identifying and addressing gaps in oversight or areas of overlap by continued coordination through the Financial Stability Oversight Council, of which many of the meeting’s participants were members.While the president was complimentary of the progress the regulators have made toward Wall Street reform in the last four years, not every government official was convinced.”Dodd-Frank is every bit as far-reaching in its harmful consequences for struggling Americans as Obamacare,” House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling said on Monday in statement responding to the meeting. “Thanks to Dodd-Frank, it is harder for low-and moderate-income Americans to buy a home and there are fewer community banks serving the needs of families and small businesses.” Tagged with: Consumer Protection Dodd-Frank Reform Act Financial Regulators President Barack Obama Wall Street Reform White House  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Consumer Protection Dodd-Frank Reform Act Financial Regulators President Barack Obama Wall Street Reform White House 2014-10-07 Brian Honeacenter_img October 7, 2014 1,086 Views Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Colorado Men Sentenced for Role in TARP Fraud Next: Two Hutchens Law Firm Partners Listed Among 2015 Best Lawyers About Author: Brian Honea Subscribelast_img read more

Highland Radio’s Colm Ferriter wins top gong at radio awards

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleAround 20% of LUH stroke patients under 65Next articleAldi postpone selling non-essential ‘middle aisle’ products News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – October 29, 2020 WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Highland Radio’s Colm Ferriter has received the Award for Irish Language Programme of the Year on Commercial Radio stations.The presenter won the top gong for his show ‘Ruaille Buaille’ on Highland Radio.The accolade, sponsored by the BAI, is the highest award to receive.A virtual award ceremony was held last night.Speaking on today’s Nine til Noon Show, Colm says he put a lot of work into the programme over the years and is delighted that that work is being recognised:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/colmferriter.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Twitter Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Highland Radio’s Colm Ferriter wins top gong at radio awards Facebooklast_img read more

Preliminary lithofacies assessment and 40Ar/39Ar ages of Cenozoic volcanic sequences in eastern Marie Byrd Land

first_imgBecause of its remoteness, Marie Byrd Land is among the most inaccessible and least visited parts of Antarctica. However, it contains a very poorly studied, large Cenozoic alkaline volcanic province and an outstanding record of volcanism coeval with glaciation (LeMasurier & Thomson 1990). This short note describes the results of the second of two planned periods of fieldwork, which form part of the West Antarctic Volcano Exploration (WAVE) project. The background to WAVE and preliminary results of the 1989–1990 fieldwork are described in Smellie et al. (1990) and McIntosh et al. (1990). The studies described here took place between 2 November 1990 and 11 January 1991.last_img read more

Lincoln bars Lucy Pinder

first_imgGlamour model Lucy Pinder was banned from serving drinks at Lincoln College last term after a student won a Daily Star competition that featured her as its prize. Pinder, the page three girl famous for not allowing full-frontal pictures of her 32G breasts, was supposed to visit the winner’s local pub and pour drinks with £500 behind the bar.Second year lawyer Ian Brownhill received a call from the newspaper on 1 March congratulating him on being a possible winner. Since his “local pub” was the Lincoln College bar, he needed approval from the bar manager and college administrators for Pinder to visit. Although bar manager Simon Faulkner agreed, college authorities opposed Pinder’s visit.Brownhill said, “I was obviously completely shocked to have won the contest, and only ever entered for a laugh. At no point did I imagine that the College would end up in a national newspaper.”When authorities refused to allow the event on the grounds that Pinder was not a JCR member, JCR President Alasdair Henderson proposed a motion to have her made an honorary member.In a letter to Pinder inviting her to become an honorary JCR member, Henderson said the model held a “high-profile position in the hearts of Lincoln students, women as well as men”.The College still opposed the event, saying that press attention of this nature would be damaging for both the College and the University. The college authorities refused to comment on the case.Dissatisfied with Lincoln’s refusal to host the event, the Daily Star questioned the Lincoln authorities, the JCR president, OUSU and the University Press Office to find out why Pinder was banned.After receiving no response from the College, two reporters arrived uninvited taking photographs and interviewing undergraduates. Their visit resulted in a two page spread in the 8 March issue of the Daily Star. One student was quoted in the story saying the JCR was “gutted”. The article then called the College “prudish” and said it was full of “dusty professors”. Pinder, the newspaper argued, was “too hot for the College to handle”.They believed that Lincoln saw the competition as sexist and hoped to convince them to accept Pinder. “The dons have not just made fools of themselves and insulted Lucy. They’ve also let down their students. Lucy would have injected some fun and excitement into their lives,” the story said.Lucy Pinder’s mother, Jenny, said, “We did feel that possibly the more, shall we say, old fashioned element, think that Lucy’s career choice makes her an unsuitable visitor to the hallowed halls.” She added that “Lucy was amused and philosophical” about the events and that the model would like to send her thanks to Brownhill for entering the competition.Henderson said that he thought Lincoln right in its decision not to allow the competition to go ahead. He said that the College “didn’t appreciate being put on the spot and having to cover for a misunderstanding over allegations of sexism”.Henderson added that, although it was “a bit of a hassle, the whole thing was very funny indeed”.When asked what he thought of the incident, Brownhill said, “Obviously I got the lads’ hopes up, but sadly it wasn’t meant to be.”ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2005last_img read more