I love Channel 4’s Paralympics advert. But we can’t all be superhumans

I loved the 2012 Paralympics and I’m all for celebrating Paralympians, as visibly disabled and talented people. And I really like that the trailer doesn’t stop at sports people but includes musicians, dancers, cereal-eaters and baby-lifters. However, the hashtag used to promote this film is #yesican – the lyrics to the song used. That in […]

Universal credit earnings calculations unlawful, judge says

In effect, Pantellerisco had been penalised financially because her four-weekly pay cycle did not fit in with the design of universal credit. No “reasonable” secretary of state for work and pensions would have allowed the system to operate as it did in this case, the judge said.

Covid-19 crisis risks UK ‘lost generation’ of people about to retire

Caroline Abrahams, the charity director at Age UK, said: “We know that lockdown has damaged many older people’s physical and mental health. Many older people are also struggling financially and we have heard from a number of furloughed older workers who are really worried that if they lose their job they will find it impossible […]

COVID-19: Central Highland City applies social distancing order

The measure took effect from August 3 and is to last until further notice, according to a decision endorsed by the provincial administration on August 2. Local residents are advised to stay indoors as much as they can, and only to go out for food and medicine or other essential services.

Why our cities get submerged in the monsoon

Our analysis suggests that the recent land use land cover changes result in higher surface temperatures, sensible heat fluxes, and a deeper and moist boundary layer. This causes a relatively higher convective available potential energy and, consequently, heavier rainfall.

Lao Cai police breaks big trans-border drug trafficking ring

Lao Cai (VNA) – Police in the northern border province of Lao Cai said on August 3 that they have broken down a drug trafficking ring, seizing three suspects and 84,800 tablets of meth. Cu A Vang, born in 1972, residing in Nam Tin commune, Nam Po district of Dien Bien province; Tran Thi Din, […]

COVID-19: 21 more cases confirmed, Vietnam has 642 cases

Vietnam has been faced with the second wave of the coronavirus since the first case of community transmission was detected in Da Nang on July 25. The virus has since spread to nine cities and provinces nationwide, with Da Nang topping the list registering 135 cases.

Over 70,600 Hanoians returning from Da Nang test negative for COVID-19

According to Hanoi Mayor Nguyen Duc Chung, the outbreak in Da Nang has gone on to spread to nine provinces and cities nationwide. Indeed, this indicates the dangerousness of the epidemic whilst research shows that a new SARS-CoV-2 strain increases the risk for citizens.

World Bank provides emergency aid to help Vietnam cope with COVID-19

“The COVID-19 situation in Vietnam is evolving quickly,” said Stefanie Stallmeister, Acting Country Director for the World Bank in Vietnam. “This emergency operation will not only support the government to quickly monitor and respond to COVID-19 but also contribute to building a resilient health system for future health emergencies.”

Two more COVID-19 deaths confirmed, both with multiple comorbidities

Both patients were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on July 31.  The previous three deaths were two men, aged 70 and 61, and a 68-year-old woman in central Da Nang city. They all suffered several underlying conditions prior to their deaths, including hypertension, diabetes, leukemia and kidney failure.