The recognition of the Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark in Cao Bang province as a UNESCO Global Geopark is among the outstanding events in 2018 selected by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has selected 10 top events in fields under its management in 2018. The following are the events. 1. The 8th plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee issued Resolution 36-NQ-TW dated October 22, 2018 on the Strategy on Sustainable Development of the Marine Economy to 2030 with a vision to 2045. The resolution outlines five major policies on developing the marine and coastal economy along with three breakthroughs and seven key groups of solutions. 2. The 14th National Assembly adopted the Law on Measurement and Map. This is the first time Vietnam has had a law regulating professional activities in the field of measurement and mapping, which is significant in the context of the Fourth Industrial … [Read more...] about Resources-environment sector selects top 10 events in 2018
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Midday Trưa Vắng (At Noon), watercolour on dó paper. — Photos courtesy of the artist Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Watercoloured paintings on dó (poonah) paper by Vũ Thái Bình, are on display in Hà Nội reflecting the peaceful and modest daily life. The exhibition Sắc Dó (Colours of Dó Paper) opened on Friday in Hà Nội showcasing 30 of his recent paintings. Bình, 42, is considered as a master of painting on dó paper. Instead of small paintings as usual, he often created large paintings (1m-2m long) which requires high technique and skill. His paintings are memory of his childhood and feelings about the people and the places he visited. Loyal: Đợi (Waiting), 60cm by 120cm showing the dog’s faithfulness, said Vũ Thái Bình. “I tell people memories in the old days, when my parents were often absent from home working, I stay alone … [Read more...] about Paintings depicting daily life on dó paper
A Pablo Picasso portrait of his muse Marie-Therese Walter with future lover Dora Maar emerging from the shadows fetched $69 million at a London sale on Wednesday, a European auction record for a painting. The 1937 Femme au Beret et a la Robe Quadrillee (Marie-Therese Walter) beat expectations it would sell for $50 millionat the sale of impressionist, surrealist and modern art at auction house Sotheby’s. It was the first time the oil on canvas had emerged on the international art market and headlined the auctioneer’s first major sale of the year, it said. The identity of the seller, and its new owner, were not released. "It’s an incredibly important museum quality picture," James Mackie, director of the impressionist and modern art department at Sotheby’s, said last week. "It comes from a key era in Picasso’s career, 1937, when he makes the great painting Guernica," he added, referring to the masterpiece which portrayed the horrors of the Nazi … [Read more...] about Picasso painting of muse, future lover fetches a record of $69 million
Brazil has said that it would reject a USD 20 million aid package from G7 nations to help deal with the Amazon crisis, according to the Brazilian news site G1 Globo. The South American nation has been in the news in recent weeks because of massive fires that have been raging in the Amazon rainforest, 60% of which falls in Brazil. As an increasing number of people, governments, and international forums such as the G7 are now closely observing the environmental catastrophe, fingers are being raised towards the policies of Brazil’s newly elected leader, Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro on the environment Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been in office since January 2019, after running a vitriolic campaign that drew criticism for its far-right positions on issues such as race, gender relations, and the environment. Bolsonaro, like US President Donald Trump, is a staunch climate change sceptic. During his election campaign, Bolsonaro has called climate change predictions a hoax, and … [Read more...] about Explained: Why Brazil’s handling of environment is being called into question
Yamaha's MotoGP rider, Jorge Lorenzo is coming to India later this year and R3 owners have a chance to ride along with him at the Buddh Circuit. Indian automobile website MotorBeam reports.Photograph: Courtesy Buddh International Circuit The Yamaha R3 was recently launched in India and the Japanese bike manufacturing company has now come up with a new marketing initiative. The company is offering some lucky customers of the bike a unique opportunity to ride their bikes on the Buddh International Circuit alongside Yamaha's factory team rider Jorge Lorenzo.Photograph: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images The company will select 30 lucky owners of the R3 and offer them this opportunity. To be eligible for the lucky draw, customers need to buy their bikes before November 10, 2015. This contest also includes all other customers that bought the bike right since its launch in August 2015. Riding alongside a factory team rider will surely be a very memorable experience for customers. Yamaha will … [Read more...] about Want to ride your Yamaha R3 at the Buddh International Circuit?