Polluted water kills fish at Vinh Citadel Polluted water has caused mass fish deaths since early this month in the moat around the ancient Vinh Citadel in the central city of Vinh, Nghệ An Province, an environmental official said. Head of the city’s Natural Resources and Environment Department Nguyễn Huy Hoàng said on Wednesday that after receiving reports about the dead fish, local authorities’ examinations found waste water from local residents’ daily activities being discharged into the moat. The waste water should have been collected and transferred to Hưng Hoà Waste Water Treatment Plant. Since early this year, the dry season has made the moat water stagnant, resulting in a shortage of oxygen that kills fish, according to Hoàng. Relevant agencies are also investigating to see if there are any production units releasing untreated waste water into the moat. Since January 9, people living around the moat have reported that … [Read more...] about Social News 25/1
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Paul Elizondo, a mainstay on the Bexar County Commissioners Court since 1983 and roundly acknowledged as one of San Antonio’s major power brokers over the decades, died early Thursday. His death at home was “unexpected,” his family said. Elizondo was 83. As word of Elizondo’s passing spread, the plaudits flowed in, including from Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, who served with Elizondo on the court for more than 17 years. “He was my closest friend, period,” Wolff said. “We had a number of significant accomplishments, and he played a major role in every one of them. I’m going to miss him terribly.” Wolff ticked off the signature projects he and Elizondo worked on together: The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 13 regional sports parks, the Mission Reach and San Pedro Creek restorations and the downtown county building that bears his name, among other accomplishments. Wolff said he was “totally shocked” by … [Read more...] about Bexar County Commissioner Paul Elizondo is dead at age 83.
Vingroup starts construction of VinUni University in Hà Nội Delegates start the construction of VinUni University in Gia Lâm District, Hà Nội. Conglomerate Vingroup officially started construction of its VinUni University (VinUni) in Gia Lâm District, Hà Nội today. Located inside the VinCity Ocean Park urban area, VinUni will be built in an area of 23 hectares. It will include the main building, student dormitories, a sports complex and technical and support areas. The university is designed by well-known architects from multinational groups like AECOM and HBA, and assessed by Vingroup’s strategic partners including Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania. VinUni’s main building is a 10-storey construction with a tower reaching 108m in height. All of the lecture halls and study rooms are designed flexibly and equipped with the latest technologies to meet advanced teaching and training techniques such … [Read more...] about Social News 15/11
By Madison Iszler Updated 7:40 pm CDT, Friday, September 14, 2018 A woman displays a WeWork branded coffee mug for a photograph at the Embarcadero WeWork offices in San Francisco on Oct. 19, 2017. A woman displays a WeWork branded coffee mug for a photograph at the Embarcadero WeWork offices in San Francisco on Oct. 19, 2017. Photo: Mike Short /Bloomberg Some San Antonio businesses are finding that fully paid health insurance and a generous 401(k) plan are not enough to attract and retain top talent in today’s tight labor market.Here are cool employee perks offered by San Antonio companies. less Some San Antonio businesses are finding that fully paid health insurance and a generous 401(k) plan are not enough to attract and retain top talent in today’s tight labor market.Here are cool employee perks ... more Photo: TOM REEL/SAN ANTONIO … [Read more...] about WeWork opening a downtown San Antonio location
The Texas State Board of Education voted Friday to slice mention of Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from the state’s mandatory history curriculum — but will keep in Moses’ influence on U.S. founding documents, The Dallas Morning News reported.The changes are part of an effort to selectively ”streamline” information in history classes for 5.4 million schoolchildren.As part of its assessment, each historical figure was given a numerical importance rating from 1 to 20 by committee members, according to the newspaper. Clinton, the first woman in U.S. history to win a presidential nomination by a major political party, only ranked a five. Keller, a writer and activist born in 1888 who was the first deaf and blind American to earn a college degree, rated a seven.RELATED: Hillary Clinton through the years 70 PHOTOS Hillary Clinton through the years See Gallery Hillary Clinton through the years A 1992 photo shows then Governor of Arkansas … [Read more...] about Texas board votes to cut Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from history courses