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.
Omar Abdel Baqui Detroit Free Press Published 8:57 AM EST Dec 21, 2018 Michigan lost some living legends in 2018 — people who spent their lives fighting for civil rights, challenging the status quo and perfecting their craft. Although these people are no longer here, their stories, art and work remains with us forever. Here are several notable people tied to Michigan who died in 2018. Aretha Franklin The Queen of Soul died of pancreatic cancer in her Detroit home the morning of Aug. 16. She was 76. Aretha Franklin moved to Detroit at 4-years-old and began her music career at New Bethel Baptist Church — where her father, the Rev. C.L Franklin, was pastor. Franklin's Aug. 31 funeral was fit for a queen, drawing massive crowds of fans, celebrities and media from all over the world. Cliff Russell Media personality Cliff Russell, who died Feb. 18 at age 61, was a man of many trades and a man of many firsts. Russel was a radio … [Read more...] about In memoriam: A look back at who Michigan lost in 2018
Thanh Thanh Cong Investment acquires 35 million SBT shares, lifting ownership to 32 per cent Thanh Thanh Cong Investment JSC has purchased 35 million shares in Thanh Thanh Cong - Bien Hoa JSC (SBT), lifting its ownership in the sugar manufacturer to 158.5 million shares, an equivalent of 32 per cent of SBT’s capital. The number fell short of its total registered purchase of 45 million shares. Shares in SBT were trading at around VND20,000-22,000 (US$0.90) on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange during the purchasing time from November 16 to December 14, putting the deal value at more than VND750 billion ($32 million). Earlier in November, chairwoman of Thanh Thanh Cong Investment JSC Dang Huynh Uc My completed the purchase of 20 million shares of SBT, raising her stake to 10.6 per cent. The two shareholders have a combined stake of 42.6 per cent of the outstanding shares of SBT. In October, the company approved a plan to allow My and her affiliates to increase … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS 20/12
HCM City hopes for continued Japanese investment A Ho Chi Minh City leader has expressed his hope that Japanese businesses will continue to see the city as an attractive investment destination that brings interests to both sides. Standing Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem made the wish while chairing a roundtable between the city administration and the Japanese business community on December 18. HCM City has always taken on board suggestions from foreign businesses, including Japanese, for improving its investment environment and living conditions and adopting appropriate policies to enable foreign investors to operate here, he said. According to Liem, Japan is one of the city’s important partners in several fields. As of last November, it was the fifth largest foreign investor in the city with 1,247 ongoing projects worth a total of nearly 4.2 billion USD. “This figure is very impressive but still not commensurate with the potential and … [Read more...] about Government News 19/12