Are birds singing?
How many bird are singing?
One or two or many?
I think they are a small band
with a lead vocalist.
Their song is unique.
Only one sentence is repeated. Đọc tiếp Prayer 596
REUTERS asahi.com January 14, 2019 at 11:00 JST
The Mekong River (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
MO CAY, Vietnam– In the dead of night, the entire front half of shopkeeper Ta Thi Kim Anh’s house collapsed. Perched on the sandy banks of the Mekong River, it took just a few minutes for one half of everything she owned to plunge into its murky depths.
“Our kitchen, our laundry room, our two bedrooms, all gone,” said Kim Anh, speaking amongst the twisted metal and rubble of her house, from which she still sells eggs, soap and instant noodles to villagers in Ben Tre, a province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region.
when I was a yoga teaching assistant,
I often told our students,
“Smile when you’re painful.”
I’ve done flexibility exercises for about 23 years or more.
I’ve rarely felt painful.
So I’ve rarely told myself,
“Smile when being painful.”
NOVEMBER 24, 2018 SCMP
As Chinese gangs, Latin American cartels and Nigerian brokers widen their international networks, a rising number of vulnerable women and children are being tangled in their web.
It was one of those hot summer days in early August when the skin has no rest from the burning sun, drier than usual. Daniela, from Venezuela, was landing for the first time in Hong Kong, wearing a black jacket, white shirt, bell-bottomed jeans, and high heels.
She was pregnant, but that wasn’t all she was carrying. Strapped to each of her legs were four packs of cocaine.
Washing clothes with you is easy.
You help me wash, squeeze and hang clothes.
Love you, Jesus.
Elizabeth Reichart and –
Garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo by Tareq Salahuddin/Wikimedia Commons
Think about how many sweaters, scarves and other clothes were given as gifts this holiday season. How many times will people wear them before throwing them out?
Probably far fewer than you think. One garbage truck of clothes is burned or sent to landfills every second! The average consumer bought 60 percent more clothes in 2014 than in 2000, but kept each garment for half as long.
Will we visit the doves tomorrow?
I like that place.
I like read a book there
with doves around.
Many doves are there.
Some drink water in puddles.
Some eat something on the ground.
Some talk in small groups.
Some seem to be dating in pairs… Đọc tiếp Prayer 592
Still stuck on coal, the region is missing out on massive price cuts in renewables, writes Courtney Weatherby.
Southeast Asia’s energy demand is expected to grow by two-thirds by 2040, requiring massive investment in new energy generation and transmission. Installed capacity will double from 240 gigawatts to 565 gigawatts, which amounts to adding a bit more than Japan’s total electricity capacity.
To meet their growing needs, countries have to make pivotal choices. They will either lock the region into a carbon-intensive energy future or open up a more sustainable, flexible path based on renewables and energy trading. Outside investors – in particular China – will play a key role in the outcome.
Some of the region’s poorest developing countries face the greatest pressures. Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos can expect their energy demand to grow every year by double digits. Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam project 6-10 per cent annual growth rates.
Last update 17:00 | 02/10/2018 – vietnamnet
The Ministry of Transportation is collecting comments on the draft of a plan to enhance aviation connectivity with tourist markets.
National carrier Vietnam Airlines will only launch direct air service to the United States in 2020, two years later than a prime minister-approved plan, according to the transport ministry’s new draft plan, VnEconomy reported.
The first destination in the US will be one city on the West Coast, either San Francisco or Los Angeles, according to the draft plan.
BREAKING: EU MEMBER STATE ANNOUNCE SCHEME TO TERMINATE ALL INTRA-EU BITS AND WARN INVESTOR COMMUNITY TO NOT INITIATE NEW CLAIMS – BUT VIEWS DIFFER WITH RESPECT TO WHETHER ACHMEA DECISION APPLIES TO ENERGY CHARTER TREATY
Jan 17, 2019 | IAreporter
European Union Member States have issued a political declaration (dated January 15, 2019) addressing the consequences of the European Court of Justice’s Achmea decision in relation to intra-EU bilateral investment treaties – and highlighting a series of new efforts to be taken to bring an end to claims under such treaties