By Dialogo July 10, 2009 Hanoi, July 9 (EFE).- Today the Vietnamese National Library opened its first section of books in Spanish in Hanoi, aiming at responding to the demand for reading material in this language on part of the Vietnamese community that speaks or studies it, official sources indicated today. The Spanish section of the library, aimed at encouraging a taste for reading in the Southeast Asian country, has around a thousand books on its shelves and some 1,800 digitalized books at the moment. In a diplomatic note published by the VNA official news agency, the Vietnamese Minister of Culture thanked the Spanish embassy for its activity in obtaining the books that have made the creation of the library’s Spanish section possible. At Hanoi University, where a Spanish department was established in 2002, around 200 students are currently studying Spanish, and around another 170 are learning the language at Vietnam National University in Hanoi. Meanwhile, in southern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City Open University (in the former Saigon) and Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities have similar numbers of students studying Spanish. In the 1970s, Vietnam and Cuba signed an agreement that allowed the Southeast Asian country to send students to the Caribbean nation to learn Spanish during a six-year period, with the result that over the course of time more than 6,200 Vietnamese learned the language of Cervantes.
GUEST BLOG: Eight Tree Stand Safety Tips Hunters Should Know Before Heading to the Woods November 27, 2017 SHARE TWEET Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf PSA, The Blog The sun has risen on yet another opening day of Pennsylvania’s firearm deer season. As the season kicks off, hunters are busily sighting-in rifles, making plans with family and friends, and scouting for areas with promising signs of buck activity.Great strides have been made over the decades to improve hunting safety. Hunters should be proud of the fact that last year, no hunting-related shooting fatalities occurred.This remarkable achievement can largely be attributed to the 2,237 men and women who volunteer to teach hunter-education, which is a mandated course for new license buyers. It’s also testament to a hunting community that remains vigilant about safety.As hunters take to the woods, there is one thing they could do to further ensure their health and well-being, and that is to wear a full-body harness if they plan to use a tree stand. The use of tree stands has skyrocketed over the last two decades and in 2004, we reached a point where injuries from tree stand falls surpassed injuries from firearms.Data concerning tree stand accidents is lacking and is often understated, but some alarming trends are beginning to emerge. Per the PA Game Commission, a hunter who spends 50 years hunting deer with both a bow and a gun, has a 1 in 20 chance of being injured in a fall from a tree stand at some point in their hunting career.Stay Safe by Following These Simple GuidelinesAlways wear a full-body harness (most fall victims in recent studies were not wearing full-body harnesses).Put your full-body harness on the moment your foot leaves the ground, until it returns. This is especially important for those who use tree-climber stands.Don’t leave your stands out in the elements all year long.Inspect your stands and ladders before using them.If you’re hunting in an area with cell reception, keep a cell phone in a reachable pocket.Attach a small, fixed-blade knife to the upper portion of your harness.Wear a whistle.Always let someone know where you’re hunting and when you expect to return.Have fun hunting this year and please be safe!For more information regarding deer hunting season and hunter’s safety, please watch this tree stand safety video or visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website. By: Robert Miller, Governor’s Advisor for Hunting, Fishing & Conservation SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Paul Pogba, Manchester United midfielder, feels “good” during the recovery of the ankle operation to which he underwent four weeks ago. This was shared by the French in their social networks, showing another step in the recovery of the injury that has off the pitch for almost two months.The midfielder has not played with United since last December 26, although He is optimistic about being next Monday in the match against Chelsea corresponding to the Premier League. After a movidito summer and marked by Pogba’s intention to leave Old Trafford, the Frenchman has barely had an impact on his team’s game due to physical problems. Pogba has lost 31 total meetings this ankle injury and has only been able to play 610 minutes divided into eight games.