Category Archives: Trang tiếng Anh

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Service learning

As manager of a homeless center at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Pennsylvania, Stephanie wrote down on my Service Learning report as follows: “Tam was a wonderful help in our toy area and food pantry. She washed and dried the toys so the children that come to REACH with their families could play with them while I helped the parents find the resources they needed. Also, Tam assisted us in the food pantry by organizing the client cards, dusting and stocking shelves. Through all, Tam maintained a smile and a positive attitude.” I feel happy and re-reading the comment; however, inspired by one of Chị Hằng’s recent posts, I think it would be much happier if I share s the experience with our friends in Dot Chuoi Non.
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Blessed by a homeless person

Chào các bạn,

Dưới đây là bài dịch đầu tiên của Khánh Tâm. Khánh Tâm dịch bài Một người vô gia cư chúc phúc cho mình của Thu Hằng.

Khánh Tâm hiện đang theo đuổi con đường tìm kiếm niềm tin, sức khỏe, đam mê, tha thứ, ngoại ngữ, và niềm vui – KT Hoang is currently in pursuit of 6 F’s: Faith, Fitness, Fondness, Forgiveness, Foreign Languages, and Fun.

Chào mừng Khánh Tâm tới ĐCN nhé. :)

Cám ơn Hằng đã mang Khánh Tâm đến với ĐCN. :)

Chúc Khánh Tâm, Hằng và các bạn luôn vui nhé. :)

Thu Hương,

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Blessed by a homeless person

Hi everyone,

The international student association recently organized a community service activity. We were to collect the leftovers from restaurants, hotels, and supermarkets, and after that, process, prepare, and package the food for the poor and the homeless in the city.
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IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2014:Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

Dear everyone,

The Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), established by  United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988, has just issued the Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2014:Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.

Both the Summary for Policy Makers and the Full Report can be download here.

Below is a video clip on the introduction of the Report and an article by  The Economist blog on  the Report.

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Bio-piracy, defamation and the irony of history

Children hold signs during one of many worldwide “March Against Monsanto” protests against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and agrochemicals, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2013. Photo by Reuters

Sunday, March 02, 2014 09:58

TNN -In a side column to the article entitled In Vietnam, genetically modified organisms find fertile ground to grow, Dr. Vandana Shiva, the Indian scientist and renowned activist on food security and food sovereignty, was quoted as follows: “When corporations claim patents [on seeds], they basically ‘pirate’ traits that nature and farmers have evolved. This is not innovation, it is bio-piracy.” Continue reading

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U.S. Takes a Strong Stance Against China’s Maritime Claims

By Priscilla A. Tacujan

U.S. sailor stands watch in the South China Sea. The United States has made it explicitly clear that international law will be the sole basis for arbitration of disputes among claimants in East and Southeast Asia. Source: CARAT's flickr photostream, U.S. government work.

U.S. sailor stands watch in the South China Sea. The United States has made it explicitly clear that international law will be the sole basis for arbitration of disputes among claimants in East and Southeast Asia. Source: CARAT’s flickr photostream, U.S. government work.

The U.S. State Department has put China on notice: international law will be the sole basis for arbitration the settlement of maritime conflicts in the Asia Pacific. In effect, it has rejected Chinese claims based on historical rights, questioning China’s nine-dash line for “lack of any explanation or apparent basis under international law.” Continue reading

Major legislative overhaul required for deep sea mining

18 February 2014

Mayerbrown – London - Game changing new technology and increased investment have the potential to transform global deep sea mining and the supply of rare earth elements (REE) according to a report published by leading global law firm, Mayer Brown. However major legislative and technical challenges will need to be addressed before this potential can be realised.  Continue reading

CPJ Risk List: Where Press Freedom Suffered

By Maya Taal

On August 31, 2013, Der Spiegel reported that the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) had hacked into the private communications of Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera. The German news magazine, citing documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, reported that the NSA deemed its operation to access the communications of interesting targets specially protected by Al-Jazeera “a notable success.”

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood try to push a journalist, center, away from the police academy where ousted President Mohamed Morsi was on trial on the outskirts of Cairo, November 4, 2013. Perhaps nowhere did press freedom decline more dramatically in 2013 than in polarized Egypt. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood try to push a journalist, center, away from the police academy where ousted President Mohamed Morsi was on trial on the outskirts of Cairo, November 4, 2013. Perhaps nowhere did press freedom decline more dramatically in 2013 than in polarized Egypt. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) Continue reading
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Global trends 2030

Chào các bạn,

Dưới đây là link đến Glocal Trends 2030 (Các khuynh hướng toàn cầu 2030), một tường trình của National Intelligence Council (Hội đồng tình báo quốc gia) của Mỹ vào cuối năm 2012, về các khuynh hướng lớn của thế giới trong thời gian từ đây đến 2030. Đọc để ước tính cái khung lớn cho các hiện tượng có thể của thế giới trong tương lai gần.

Mến,

Hoành

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Tokyo red light district

BBC: “Chào mừng Năm của Gái làng chơi” – Welcome to the year of the whores


    Hôm thứ sáu, mồng một Tết, đài BBC của Anh viết nhầm chữ horse (ngựa) thành whores (gái mãi dâm, gái làng chơi), trên website BBC: “Welcome to the Year of the Whores” (Chào mừng Năm của Gái làng chơi).

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‘Welcome to the year of the whores’: Subtitling error on BBC News ushers in unexpected sign for Chinese New Year

  1. Mistake spotted by many viewers on Friday evening on the hour at 7pm
  2. It happened during the bulletin being presented by Rajesh Mirchandani
  3. BBC insists error was acknowledged and quickly corrected – to ‘horse’
  4. By Mark Duell

    BBC News has marked Chinese New Year by welcoming viewers into the ‘year of the whores’.
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