Upon addressing the meeting, NA Chairman Hue said that along with efforts to successfully organise the NA’s 11th session, which is the last of the 14th tenure, preparations for the elections of deputies to the 15th legislature and all-level People’s Councils for the 2021 to 2026 tenure have been underway since the NEC’s fourth session. The responsibility of the NEC is to both direct and guide the organisation of elections of deputies to the 15th NA and People's Councils at all levels for the 2021 to 2026 term, in accordance with the law. This therefore serves to make the process safe, economical, and democratic as a means of electing those who are truly competent and worthy of the confidence of citizens. These efforts will ultimately make the election on May 23 a true festival for the entire population, NA Chairman Hue added. … [Read more...] about Top Vietnamese legislator chairs fifth session of National Election Council
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Speaking at the event, Hue said that along with efforts to successfully organise the NA’s 11th session – the last of the 14th tenure, preparations for the elections of deputies to the 15th legislature and all-level People’s Councils in the 2021-2026 tenure have been actively made since the NEC’s 4th session. Offices in charge of the elections have been set up, documents guiding the elections issued, personnel work preparations stepped up, and dissemination works intensified, he stated. As the remaining workload remains huge, the council’s leader requested that the NEC work to ensure democracy and law abidance during the organisation of elections so that really competent deputies who can represent people’s right to mastery are elected. At the session, the council listened to reports on the implementation of tasks since its 4th session, the establishment and deployment of supervision groups, the preparations for the third consultative conference, and adjustments to the assignment … [Read more...] about NA Chairman chairs National Election Council’s fifth session
President Biden Joe Biden Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Biden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure Jill Biden gives shout out to Champ, Major on National Pet Day MORE on Monday called for calm in the aftermath of a fatal police shooting of a Black man in a Minneapolis suburb shortly after the police chief there said he believed the officer involved mistakenly used a gun instead of a Taser. Biden told reporters in the Oval Office that he had spoken with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Tim Walz White House asks governors for help with Johnson & Johnson vaccine OVERNIGHT ENERGY: China accounted for half of coal-fired electricity in 2020: report | Conservation groups ask Haaland to block oil drilling in Florida preserve | Biden gives NYC green light to study congestion pricing Four Great Lakes governors call on White House to aid in water infrastructure upgrades MORE … [Read more...] about Biden calls for peaceful protests after police shooting of Daunte Wright
The fresh water supply situation has worsened the lingering drought in Taiwan partly because of the Democratic Progressive Party authority's lack of long-term planning for water resource utilization, an expert said recently. Starting from April 6, some parts of central Taiwan suspended the supply of tap water on two days each week to cope with the drought, affecting more than 1 million households. Tang Yonghong, the deputy director of the Taiwan Research Center at Xiamen University, said that the utilization of water resources needs long-term planning as no temporary plan could meet the demands in times of emergency. Taiwan authority has not built more reservoirs to help reserve enough water during the wet season, and only one reservoir built in more than 10 years, Tang said. The local authority has also failed to make any preparations for possible drought ahead of time, Tang said. Last year, no typhoon passed by Taiwan, the first time in 56 years, to bring enough rainfall to … [Read more...] about Natural catastrophe or man-made disaster?
Almost a year on from George Floyd's death, calls to "defund the police" have resurfaced following the killing of Daunte Wright . A 20-year-old Black man, Wright died in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday afternoon after being shot by a police officer. According to the Brooklyn Center Police Department, Wright's car was stopped over an alleged traffic violation, before officers realized the driver had an outstanding warrant. As they tried to take the driver into custody, he returned to the vehicle, prompting one of the officers to open fire. Wright's death came approximately 11 miles north of the south Minneapolis location where George Floyd died while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25 last year after being arrested on suspicion of passing a counterfeit $20 bill. His arrest was caught on camera by a bystander, whose video showed officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes. The video sparked nationwide protests against racial … [Read more...] about ‘Defund the Police’ Movement Reignited by Daunte Wright’s Death