Facing a Friday night funding deadline for dozens of federal agencies, the Congress has no obvious solution for how lawmakers will handle President Donald Trump’s demand for $5 billion to fund construction of his wall along the border with Mexico, as Republicans don’t seem to have enough votes in the House or Senate to back up the President’s call for action on border wall money.“They do not have the votes to pass the President’s proposal,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said of the $5 billion wall plan. Instead of scheduling a vote on the President’s $5 billion in funding for the wall, GOP leaders last Thursday sent the House home for six days, telling lawmakers not to return until Wednesday evening – about 54 hours before funding runs out for about a quarter of the federal government. “Our schedule for next week remains fluid and subject to change,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), offering no clues as … [Read more...] about In border wall money fight, no clear path yet to avoid partial shutdown
Vietnamese Party General Secretary, State President Nguyen Phu Trong welcomed Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, photo: VNA Hari Krishnan R. Nair, president of Western India Cashew Co. Pvt. Ltd. (WIC), spent three days in Vietnam last week to seek business and investment opportunities. On his first visit to the country, Nair met with several domestic partners. “We want to partner up with Vietnamese companies to import farm produce, especially high-quality cashew nuts,” Nair said. WIC is India’s leading exporter of roasted cashew, supplying top supermarkets in the US and Europe in shelf-ready formats. In WIC’s business plan it is expanding export markets, thus it has to seek more cashew materials and Vietnam is a good supplier. WIC is among 60 Indian companies that visited Vietnam last week in search of business and investment opportunities. The enterprises, whose representatives accompanied Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on a state visit to Vietnam during … [Read more...] about Indian firms agree links across range of sectors
National action month on gender equality begins Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyễn Thị Hà gives a speech at the opening ceremony of the national action month on gender equality. — Photo Courtesy of the MOLISA The national action month on gender equality, with the theme of preventing violence and abuse against women and girls, was launched on Wednesday in the southern province of Cần Thơ. The opening ceremony was organised by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in coordination with the Cần Thơ City People’s Committee. As many as 800 students and local residents joined the ceremony. The national action month is organised across the country each year. This year, it will run from November 15 to December 15. Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyễn Thị Hà said Việt Nam had been recognised by international organisations … [Read more...] about Social News 17/11
Vietnam's kiosk at the bazaar (Photo: VNA) The bazaar has 53 kiosks of embassies and 230 commercial and food kiosks of Indonesia. The Vietnam's kiosk included traditional handicraft products such as souvenirs, silk products, handmade embroidered pictures of national landscapes, and ceramic statues and jewelry made from wood and stone. Particularly, Vietnam’s spring roll and coffee have been bought by many visitors because they are well known for many years through the bazaars. During the event, Indonesia also introduces a special art cultural program of Yogyakarta region, as well as art programs of embassies. Speaking at the bazaar, Ms. Mudifah Jusuf Kalla, spouse of Deputy President of Indonesia, emphasized that this is an opportunity to raise funds to support social activities, promoting education and contributing to improving social life in the region. Founded in 1950, WIC is a non-profit social organization consisting of 60% Indonesian members and 40% foreigners. Its motto is … [Read more...] about Vietnam joins annual international bazaar in Indonesia
By Jenny Deam Published 8:36 am CDT, Monday, October 29, 2018 Texas has the 14th highest adult obesity rate in the nation and the seventh highest obesity rate for kids age 10 to 17, according to a new study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Texas has the 14th highest adult obesity rate in the nation and the seventh highest obesity rate for kids age 10 to 17, according to a new study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Photo: BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images Texas children have the seventh highest obesity rate in the nation, according to a new study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Texas children have the seventh highest obesity rate in the nation, according to a new study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Photo: © Kwanchaichaiudom / Fotolia Being proactive about fighting obesity can help reduce cancer risks. The … [Read more...] about One in three Texas adults obese; childhood obesity seventh worst in U.S.