By Joanna Cannon How much time should your kids spend online? Ten cool things you should be watching on Netflix Clothes you shouldn’t wear after fifty These are real headlines, telling us what we should be reading, watching, wearing and thinking. Magazines and newspapers are filled with shoulds and should nots, musts and must nots. But we don’t read these articles to find out how much time our children should be spending on the internet, or even what we should be wearing in any given situation. We read them to make sure we’re doing the same as everyone else. We read them to make sure we fit in. On the playground, we first begin to notice the differences between ourselves and other children, and we start to mirror the behavior of a dominant group in order to be accepted by them. This mimicry continues into adulthood, and we often unintentionally alter our speech patterns, our expressions and even the tone of our voice, depending on who we’re talking to. Familiarity is … [Read more...] about We All Want to Fit In
Fashion retailers like H&M have suffered from negative comments, photo Le Toan As a consequence of integrating the “nine-dash line” map into online shopping websites in the Chinese market, a great number of local young people have called for a boycott on the Swedish fashion brand, causing a week-long desert atmosphere to drift over most of its outlets in Vietnam. Xuan Huong, a 22-year-old student based in Hanoi, said that as soon as the case flared up, she became no longer interested in shopping with H&M. “I was very disappointed,” Huong stressed. “I used to be a fan of the brand because of the reasonable prices and eye-catching designs of most items. But from now, I may never purchase anything from H&M due to its disrespect to Vietnamese consumers who they have earned from for more than three years.” Dung Thang, a 25-year-old officer in the capital’s Ba Dinh district said, “Before this incident I had no intentions to buy any items from H&M because their … [Read more...] about H&M fighting to save fanbase after social media backlash
Farmers in Phu My District, the chilli hub of Binh Dinh Province, are facing losses due to the falling prices of red chilli. Chilli prices drop sharply According to the farmers, bird's eye chilli prices were VND120,000 (USD5) to VND150,000 per kilo before Tet Holiday. But now the prices have dropped to VND11,000 to VND12,000. While cayenne pepper prices dropped from VND7,000-8,000 to VND3,000-5,000 per kilo. 67-year-old Duong Thi Hang said, "We’re already used to the situation when the prices drop during bountiful harvests. We’re just sad that our effort is not rewarded." She went on to say that the cost to set up a 500-square-metres chilli garden is about VND2.5m (USD108), not including the expenses on pesticide. By the harvest season, each garden would cost at least VND4m. Then they have to spend VND5.5m to VND6m to hire people to pick the chillies. The farmers in Binh Dinh depend greatly on their biggest buyer, China. However, the market is volatile. … [Read more...] about Chilli prices drop sharply after spring harvest
Vietnam gas consumption to double in next 10 years: Fitch Solutions Gas demand is expected to rise from about 9.7 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2020 to above 25.3bcm in 2030, while influx of LNG helps to counter the decline in domestic production. Vietnam’s gas consumption is predicted to accelerate strongly over the coming decade, more than doubling, over the duration of the upcoming Power Development Plan VIII (PDP VIII) [2021-2030]. “The potential of the Vietnamese gas market is strong,” stated the Fitch Solutions in a note, saying in comparison to markets similar in terms the size of the consumer market as measured by population, Vietnam appears undersupplied in gas both in terms of absolute consumption volume and per capita. The domestic gas network is also found deficient with Vietnam ranking 15th out of 17 Asia-Pacific gas markets as per the CIA Factbook in terms of total gas pipeline length, despite having historically been self-sufficient in gas. The … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS APRIL 13
A few miles north of Coal Creek Canyon, through the pines and gambel oak, and past yards, fences and hillsides dotted with “No Trespassing” signs, the Gross Dam horseshoes against two mountainsides to collect Colorado’s most precious resource: water. The Denver metro couldn’t go a day without it, Denver Water Engineering Manager Doug Raitt said as he looked across the frozen Gross Reservoir. Other amenities, sure, but not water. Demand for water in Denver is expected to increase by a third within the next decade, according to the utility’s 2014 study. That could lead to an annual shortfall of more than 34,000 acre-feet of water, enough to last 225,000 people an entire year. Wildfires, drought and climate change constantly endanger the state’s snowpack, which feeds into the utility’s reservoirs and supply streams and rivers. Long-standing conservation efforts — perhaps you’ve seen the billboards — can no longer keep pace with Denver’s growth, said Greg Fisher, Denver Water’s … [Read more...] about How to ensure Denver’s 1.5 million water customers have enough in the future? Expand a reservoir.
Downtown Development District officials are waiting for an opinion from the East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney’s office before selecting an interim executive director and beginning a search for someone to permanently lead the office. Davis Rhorer, who was the only executive director in the DDD’s 34-year history, died in March from complications related to COVID-19. Davis Rhorer, the "godfather of downtown" Baton Rouge, dies of coronavirus at age 65 Davis Rhorer, whose work to rehabilitate the core of Baton Rouge earned him the nickname "Godfather of Downtown," died Tuesday of complication… Mayor-President wants plaza renamed after Davis Rhorer, 'godfather of downtown' Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is asking the Metro Council to rename City Hall Plaza in honor of Davis Rhorer, who died last month at th… Melanie Montanaro, chairwoman of the DDD Board of Commissioners, said Tuesday she should have more information about how to … [Read more...] about Search for new downtown Baton Rouge leader underway as tourism returns