Professional practitioner in Social work with a Master degree in Australia and many years of full engagement in social work and community development in Vietnam and abroad. Special interest in reflecting social issues.
For Tony Nguyen's latest contributions to VietnamTimes, see below:
With support from the Government of Australia, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has provided 1,700 tablet computers to Cambodia's Ministry of Planning, along with a bundle of software, all aimed at improving Cambodia’s social protection system.
Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), one of Singapore's biggest private-sector employers, said on Wednesday (Jul 15) it was laying off staff as part of cost-cutting measures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Chinese technology company Huawei said Tuesday (July 15) that the British government's move to ban the company's involvement in the country's 5G networks is a "disappointing decision" which "threatens to move Britain into the digital slow lane, push up bills and deepen the digital divide."
A 16-year-old student teaches children in an improvised school she has set up under a tree since they have been unable to attend virtual classes in the low-income neighborhood Realidad de Dios, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Guayaquil, Ecuador. A similar story from an ethnic minority boy in Vietnam.
A man in Australia says he was forced to use a knife and seatbeat to fight off a deadly brown snake that had coiled around his leg while driving a truck in Queensland, Australia recently. Police pulled him over after clocking the vehicle at 123 kilometre an hour, but they let him go after they heard his incredible story — and saw the dead snake to prove it.
Walt Disney Co is temporarily closing its Hong Kong Disneyland theme park from July 15 amid rising coronavirus cases, the company said Monday (July 13).
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has warned that snaring of animals has become a crisis that poses a serious risk to wildlife in South-East Asia and could spawn the transmission of zoonotic diseases to humans.
Secretary of United State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced a formal rejection of "most" of China's maritime claims in the South China Sea, marking the turning point as Washington officially directs to Beijing’s ambition to assert control in the strategic waters.
The millionaires, mostly based in the United States and the United Kingdom, say in the open letter that raising the taxes will adequately fund health systems, schools, and security through a permanent tax increase on the wealthiest people on the planet, ‘people like us’.
Russia has become the first country to successfully complete clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine on humans. Sechenov University in Moscow has completed human trials, the first one to do so and the results have proven the medication's effectiveness.
Prof. Hadas Mamane touts breakthrough of using low dose ozone gas to make ethanol, which she says lowers production costs and is "good for the environment".
Patients with abnormally high blood sugar levels are more than twice as likely to die from Covid-19, researchers in China said recently.
When these three A-list, Hallyu stars were discharged from the military last year, their fans were very excited about their drama comebacks. Unfortunately, their recent dramas have pulled them down, and a lot of expectations were not met.
Volkswagen Group Import Company in China will recall 1,637 imported Bentley Bentayga V8 cars in the Chinese market due to concerns over oil leakage and fire.
Due to Covid-19, the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) 2020 in Shanghai from July 09 - 11 adopted a hybrid model where offline exhibitions and online displays took place simultaneously to showcase the latest artificial intelligence (AI) applications and frontier development.
Digital transformation is a tough journey for any business with a high failure rate lying between 60-80% - with no signs of foreseeable improvement.
Hunger linked to the Covid-19 outbreak could cause as many as 12,000 deaths per day by the end of the year, a new report from Oxfam has said on July 09.
China plans to support international cooperation research projects on drugs, vaccines, test kits, and traditional Chinese medicine to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
With the huge success of “Crash Landing on You”, South Korean actress Son Ye Jin will star in her first Hollywood film titled "The Cross".
A single mother lost around $10,000 after being smitten by the sweet words of her so-called lover whom she had befriended via social media.