Lieutenant Colonel Dương Văn Toàn As the reality show "Beauty in Action" climbs to a leading position in Việt Nam’s reality TV scene, its scriptwriter – Lt Col Dương Văn Toàn from the Ministry of Public Security of Việt Nam – speaks to Nhân Dân Cuối Tuần (The People' Weekend edition) on bringing the image of police officers closer to the public. Inner Sanctum: Was "Beauty in Action" born out of the need to catch up with the reality show "Stars Enlisted" of the Việt Nam People's Army? Not really. The main purpose of writing is to diversify reality shows in Việt Nam, keeping them entertaining but also adding elements distinctive of the armed forces. All I thought about when writing it was how to create a good show, not making political or social statements. You might have noticed we have reality shows about almost all professions and walks of life in Việt … [Read more...] about Bringing police officers closer to the public
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By John Mark Jennings | PUBLISHED: August 29, 2019 at 2:51 pm | UPDATED: August 29, 2019 at 2:51 pm Did you have a fun time at our 30th Anniversary Carnival? I think it may have been the best event I’ve attended in Laguna Niguel and I was so proud of our residents, businesses, friends, and neighbors for coming out to celebrate all that makes Laguna Niguel so special. All that sense of community reminds us of the incredible merchants, restaurants, businesses, schools, neighborhoods, and outdoor activities we have in town. As your mayor, I take the responsibility of preserving Laguna Niguel’s natural beauty, open space, and quality of life very seriously. Part of that effort is ensuring that my council colleagues and other decision-makers benefit from all of your great suggestions. Many of you have told me that the one thing you would add to Laguna Niguel (in addition to more carnivals) is a true downtown; a gathering place for our whole city to enjoy. A destination where … [Read more...] about Building a true downtown for Laguna Niguel is closer to reality
By SAM ANDERSON MARCH 20, 2019 The travel guru believes the tiniest exposure to other cultures will change Americans’ entire lives. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The travel guru believes the tiniest exposure to other cultures will change Americans’ entire lives. By SAM ANDERSON photo illustrations by: Zachary Scott Rick Steves can tell you how to avoid having your pocket picked on the subway in Istanbul. He can tell you where to buy cookies from cloistered Spanish nuns on a hilltop in Andalusia. He can tell you approximately what percentage of Russia’s gross domestic product comes from bribery. He can teach you the magic idiom that unlocks perfectly complementary gelato flavors in Florence (“What marries well?”). But Rick … [Read more...] about Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time
By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
opinion The Detroit News Published 11:00 PM EDT Mar 12, 2019 There have been several recent articles, most inaccurate, about the reasons for the policy concerns of the Wayne State University Board of Governors regarding the Wayne State-Henry Ford Hospital System collaboration deal. Given what was recently presented to the board, the opposition of several members to this deal is entirely appropriate. I wanted to set the record straight and discuss our concerns. Wayne State has a decades long medical student education and research collaboration with HFHS, which will continue and so should current negotiations. Several members of the WSU board are, however, opposed to using millions of taxpayer dollars to compensate out-of-state consultants for poor work product. In 2015, President M. Roy Wilson brought in a number of consultants to represent Wayne State in negotiating a stronger relationship with HFHS. After three years of negotiation, the consultants presented a … [Read more...] about Letter: WSU board seeks financial accountability