Trong ba năm, 50 thành viên đội sơ cứu người bị tai nạn của Phạm Quốc Việt đã rời đội do không chịu nổi sự đe dọa, thậm chí hành hung của người nhà nạn nhân.
Đến bây giờ, Việt, 35 tuổi, đội trưởng FAS Angel (First Aid Support – Angel), chuyên sơ cứu người bị tai nạn giao thông ở Hà Nội vẫn chưa quên lần đầu tiên bị đánh khi đang cứu người, cuối 2019.
“Thằng khốn, sao mày làm con tao thế này?”, một người kéo Việt dậy rồi đấm mạnh vào mặt. Anh chưa kịp giải thích, nhiều người nhà nạn nhân vây lấy chửi mắng, đấm đá loạn xạ. Những người xung quanh xúm vào can và nói “Người ta đang cứu con ông đấy”. Lúc này, những người đang hùng hổ lao vào anh mới dịu lại khi nhìn thấy cánh tay đeo băng chữ thập đỏ.
TP HCM – Nhiều người chen vào chánh điện chùa Ngọc Hoàng, quận 1 để dâng lễ và rót dầu nhằm mong làm ăn suôn sẻ, bình an…, sáng mùng 9 Tết.
Mùng 9 tháng Giêng (30/1), nhiều người đổ về chùa Phước Hải hay còn gọi là chùa Ngọc Hoàng (đường Mai Thị Lựu, quận 1) để vía Ngọc hoàng. Theo quan niệm dân gian: “Mùng 8 cúng sao, mùng 9 cúng chư thiên, mùng 10 cúng đất”. Do đó vào ngày này nhiều người đổ về chùa cúng vái cầu mong may mắn, bình an cho bản thân và gia đình.
Good morning. One company controls a wide swath of the concert industry, and lawmakers say music fans are paying the price.
Protesters outside the Senate this past week.Kenny Holston/The New York Times
Ticketmaster has come under intense scrutiny since it botched the rollout of tickets to Taylor Swift’s tour late last year. Though the company has long been accused of anti-consumer practices, the backlash to the Swift debacle brought a new level of public attention. This week, the Senate held a hearing that explored whether Ticketmaster and its parent company, Live Nation Entertainment, have an unfair monopoly over the live music industry.
I spoke with Ben Sisario, who covers the music industry for The Times, about how Ticketmaster become so dominant.
BÀ RỊA – VŨNG TÀU – Tiết trời không thuận lợi nhưng 1.000 cây mai 12 tuổi trồng trên dải phân cách ở huyện Châu Đức nở hoa đón Tết Quý Mão.
Đây là năm thứ 5, những cây mai trồng trên dải phân cách quốc lộ 56 và một số trục đường chính ở thị trấn Ngãi Giao nở hoa đúng dịp Tết Nguyên đán. Những cây mai này hơn 12 tuổi, được chính quyền mua lại từ các vườn nhà dân trên địa bàn với giá một triệu đồng mỗi gốc.
The Vietnamese flag flies atop the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Vietnam has averaged economic growth of 6.3 percent between 2005 and 2017, multiplying its per capita income six-fold to $2,385 last year from $396 in 2000, according to data from General Statistics Office in Hanoi. Photographer: Maika Elan/Bloomberg (Bloomberg)
Vietnam’s Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong has likened his anti-graft campaign to a “blazing furnace,” one that’s caught hundreds of senior officials, business executives and others in its blast over the years. While the country’s position has improved by more than 30 spots over the past decade on a global corruption perception index, it was still at 87th place out of 180 ranked in 2021. Now as Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economy seeks to bolster its appeal as a destination for foreign investment in the midst of mounting trade tensions between the US and China, the fight seems to be flaring again.
Putin Replaces Russia’s Top General in Ukraine After Battlefield Setbacks
Russia’s highest-ranking military officer, General Valery Gerasimov, was promoted to lead the country’s forces (FT) in Ukraine, replacing General Sergey Surovikin. Since Surovikin was appointed three months ago (CBS), Russia has lost control of the southern town of Kherson and struggled to provide basic equipment to the hundreds of thousands of troops it started conscripting in September. Surovikin has also faced criticism for housing hundreds of troops in a building that was bombed by Ukraine. He will now serve as one of Gerasimov’s deputies. Meanwhile, tensions have reportedly flared between Russia’s military and its Wagner Group of mercenaries over which forces deserve credit for alleged territorial gains in the town of Soledar. An unnamed source told the Financial Times that Surovikin’s demotion could be linked to the Wagner Group’s apparent successes.
CNN “My behavior encroached on the physical and mental health of minors,” read a court-ordered apology issued by a tattoo artist in China’s Shaanxi province in September. “I am deeply aware of my mistakes,” he added.
The man, who had admitted giving tattoos to 43 minors, became one of the first people charged under a new age restriction law, which came into effect in June. But while many countries enforce similar rules banning young people from getting inked, Chinese state media coverage suggested that protecting minors was as much about ideology as medical welfare.
At the time, tabloid newspaper Global Times argued that tattoos are “driving minors away from establishing socialist core values,” as they can convey “harmful ideas” such as “feudal superstition,” “gang culture” and “overseas culture.”
An op-ed in Beijing Youth Daily meanwhile said that tattoo subculture “clashes” with the mainstream. The legislation, which bans people from even encouraging those aged under 18 to get tattoos, is just the latest move in an expanding crackdown on body art in China. Đọc tiếp Inside China’s crackdown on tattoo culture→
Over platters of fried rice, egg rolls and crab rangoon, Sheng Thao took the microphone and asked for support in June from several dozen people gathered at a Hmong restaurant in Wisconsin.
Ms. Thao, 37, was running to become the mayor of Oakland, Calif., but she took a detour to the Upper Midwest because it has some of the nation’s largest communities of Hmong Americans.
When Ms. Thao spoke, Zongcheng Moua, 60, found himself nodding along, never mind that he lived 2,000 miles away from California. Like Ms. Thao’s parents, Mr. Moua landed in a refugee camp in Thailand after fleeing the war in Laos nearly 50 years ago. His siblings, like Ms. Thao’s parents, struggled to adapt to life in the United States after arriving with no money, formal education or language skills.
The poverty and equity agenda is no longer only about raising minimum living standards and tackling chronic poverty; it is also about creating new and sustainable economic pathways for a more aspirational population.
People from all around the globe launched fireworks and other events to celebrate the end of 2022 and the herald of 2023.
The ‘family fireworks’, which take place three hours before midnight every year ahead of the main show at midnight, fill the sky over the Opera House in Sydney, Australia on New Year’s Eve. Photo by AFP/David Gray
00h10Fireworks explode in Saigon Fireworks explode over the Saigon River. Photo by Quynh TranPeople capture photos of exploding fireworks in HCMC. Photo by Thanh TungA girl sits on her parent’s neck to watch the fireworks. Photo by Thanh Tung
For years, controversy has surrounded FIFA’s choice of the 2022 World Cup host. Thanks to new Qatargate revelations, scathing headlines will haunt this year’s World Cup well after the final showdown between Argentina and France this weekend.
Last Friday, allegations emerged that the Qatari government has bribed current and former members of the European Parliament and their staff to tone down criticism in the lead-up to the prestigious tournament and win other favours. European Parliament’s Bureau met without Eva Kaili, who has been implicated in the Qatargate scandal, on 12 December. Photo: Daina Le Lardic/European Parliament
Intellectual property (IP) law reform and enforcement in Vietnam has been at the center of a broad range of trade agreements the country has signed onto. But change has been slow, and enforcement has been lacking. Here’s how a spat between a cartoon wolf and a cartoon pig could change that.
The owners of the UK’s Peppa Pig, EOne, are suing Vietnam’s Sconnect, the owners of popular YouTube cartoon Wolfoo, alleging trademark and copyright infringement. More specifically, EOne is alleging Sconnect created Wolfoo to look and feel like Peppa Pig to imply the two cartoons were connected.
In its complaint, EOne claims that parts of Wolfoo’s audio have been taken directly from episodes of Peppa Pig and that images of Peppa Pig herself appear on items like clocks and watering cans in the background of Wolfoo videos.
This is currently before the courts in the UK.
But the courts have not been EOne’s only means of recourse.
YouTube, for example, took down 2,000 Wolfoo videos from August to October this year for copyright infringement at the request of EOne. This cost Sconnect US$2 million in lost revenue up to October, according to their own estimates.
In response, Sconnect has made overtures to the Vietnamese government looking for support. It has also countersued in Vietnam and has launched a lawsuit in Russia where, earlier in the year, a copyright infringement case brought by EOne was dismissed in response to sanctions imposed over the war in the Ukraine.