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The owner of the barbershop has only one hand

HCMCHaving an accident and losing both her left arm, her husband is a silver man, but Ms. Tram overcame her to continue her traditional haircut, raising two children to study.

Le Thi Kim Tram holds a trimmer that runs through the hair of a female guest. After shaping her hairstyle, she used scissors to trim it back. For a 42-year-old woman, this is the most difficult operation because on her hand, three fingers are responsible for holding and pulling, the other two fingers act as a comb. However, the scissors were still as rhythmic as dancing above the guest head. Less than 10 minutes later, the customer has a new haircut.

“For me, since I lost my left arm, maintaining a barber career and having a stable income to support two children with just one right arm has been like a dream,” said the owner.

With short cut or flat hair, the worker has to use a comb to fix the hair regularly to cut, so for Mrs. Tram, these are two difficult hairstyles. However, less than 10 minutes, she finished cutting with the combination of trimmer and scissors. Image: Diep Phan.

She lost her left arm more than four years ago. One morning in August 2016, while carrying her younger brother to work in Dong Nai, the mother of two children fell off the car. The truck came from behind, crushing her arm. Woke up in the hospital with a deformed face, missing left arm, the woman dared not look at the wound. She only saw family members and other patients in the room looking at her and then shed tears.

At first, Tram thought that her life was “over” and could not continue to work, so she intended to get lottery tickets or food to sell. But in my heart, the desire to continue the barbering profession passed down by the deceased father is still burning. During a month in the hospital, the woman always imagined, with this hairstyle, how she would handle it, without her left hand fixed the curls to cut, what to replace.

In the hospital, seeing people in the same situation every day, Tram did not feel guilty. But when they got home, the shop was still open, the maids still welcomed customers, but the owner kept peeking out from behind the kitchen. Doing simple and familiar things like washing dishes, cooking, washing clothes or wearing clothes becomes the pain of a mother of two.

A month later, a male patrons came to get her hair cut. Tram covered her body with a towel. The guest asked, she told the events of her life. The guest thought that he would leave, but suddenly, the guest said: “Before I cut two hands, but now with one arm, just cut one arm, practice with your head”, then sat on the chair. Touched, Ms. Tram holding the trimmer began to try. That day “wrestling” for nearly an hour, managed all the way Ms. Tram also completed the hair for the guests. The guest later also introduced his friends to support her shop.

“I am not satisfied with the hair I have just cut, I am afraid of the guest. But most of all, I am extremely grateful to him because I dare to try it. My imagination at the hospital is far from starting.” , Tram spread her heart.

However, not all guests are “brave” enough to let her cut her hair with one hand. Someone comes and then leaves. Someone also let me try it, but despite being a real guest, I don’t see them coming back again. After half a year since the accident, the shop has had fewer and fewer customers, there are only one person in the whole day. The salary, I only dare to take half because I know I have not done it.

Tram tried to quit his job to change to work as a babysitter at home. But this is also the time when she discovered her son preparing to enter grade 1 imitating his mother, doing everything with one hand. “I saw him go but just swing one hand, the other hand is close to him. I teach him to do housework, he only uses one hand to do.” Asked, he said: ‘You just do like mother,’ she said.

Afraid of being a babysitter, other children also imitated her. Tram gave up her intention to change her career.

Her shop currently has a stable number of patrons.  Photo: Diep Phan.

Her shop currently has a stable number of patrons. Image: Diep Phan.

Less haircut, but she gets to wash her hair more, her right hand takes over the duties of both hands before. Every time she finished her work, her arm would fall loose, trembling with fatigue. Her teeth and mouth are numb with the need to clamp the tap.

Seeing that the shop was empty, she let the assistant workers quit. Before leaving, everyone gathered together to cut the razor into small razors for the owner to use because she knew she could not do it. When she used up, Tram intended to quit washing because she could not cut it herself.

Wanting to make more money, the shop owner decided to learn how to cut the razor by herself with the thought “I can’t just rely on others in this lifetime”. “In the early days, every time I clamped a knife to my leg to cut, I felt like I was torturing myself because I bleed every time,” she said. After more than a year, she only mastered this job.

However, during the first year, when Tram tried to adapt to her new body as much as she realized how much her husband wanted to leave her. Once, she offered to cut her husband’s hair, but she was immediately ripped off. During the argument, the husband left home for many days, the young mother tried to commit suicide twice, but both times she was held back. “Remembering the scene where the person under the wheel of a truck doesn’t even die, why die for an unworthy man”, she

She decided to divorce. Parents and children moved to rent a small space, open a shop on Nguyen Cu Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2.

Mrs. My Duyen, 27, a resident of Thao Dien ward, said: “I know Tram has one-handed haircut for a long time, but I do not know what her skills are, so I am afraid of losing my hair. Coming to the shop, it was very strange because no one had ever cut her hair with a trimmer like her. Trâm had a very fast and beautiful cut.

In the evening, after the meal was finished, Ms. Tram accompanied her two children to study.  Parents' evenings usually end at 11am.  Photo: Character provided.

In the evening, after the meal was finished, Ms. Tram accompanied her two children to study. Parents’ evenings usually end at 11am. Image: Characters provided.

Currently, the income from this job helps her to pay the rent and take care of her two children to study. Single mothers are not sad anymore. What is most heartbreaking for her is that for the past several years, she cannot take her two children out by herself. Fear of spending money on motorbike taxi, parents and children often hang around at home.

Once, her 9-year-old son was teased by his friends at school to have a one-handed mother, thinking that it took him 3 months to answer him: “I am very proud of my mother, my mother is one-handed but can we can support our sisters to study “.

“The boy only told me when he said this to you. For several months, he endured being teased by friends and did not let me know,” said Tram, her eyes blurred behind the lenses.

The woman who cuts her hair with one hand supports two children

Tram’s daily work. Video: Luong Anh.

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Michael B. Jordan – Hollywood’s ‘black warrior’

Actor Michael B. Jordan practiced harshly, chose to play many heroic roles to create a beautiful image of people of color in Hollywood movies.

Get the magazine People Voted as “The sexiest man in 2020”, on November 17, photogenic face, muscular muscular, Michael Bakari Jordan could be mistaken for just a “handsome movie man”. In fact, he is considered by experts to be a real Hollywood star, with many roles that are bold in color.

Michael B. Jordan has a strong, masculine beauty. Image: Pop Workouts.

Since 2010, Marvel has been continuously hunting for male stars with good looks and good acting to play movies Avengers, and Michael B. Jordan is one of the most talked out names in fan forums.

He made a mark with the word superhero movie line Black Panther – blockbuster launched in 2018. The villain role of Killmonger, T’Challa’s arch enemy (Chadwick Boseman) like to make shoes for Jordan – a strong physically and mentally strong character, always aspires to become the number one warrior. Jason Guerrasio’s pen Insider wrote: “Jordan turns a film from good to excellent”.

Black Panther was a challenge for Michael B. Jordan where he had to add six pounds of muscle to Killmonger’s shoulder. From a guy “can lift up to 10 kg of weight” as he shared while filming Fantastic Four 2015, Jordan transformed into a model with a strong body.

Michael B. Jordan (left) posed with Chadwick Boseman.  Photo: Entertainment Weekly.

Michael B. Jordan (left) posed with Chadwick Boseman. Image: Entertainment Weekly.

In real life, Jordan and Chadwick Boseman are close like brothers. They know each other from dramas All My Children from 2003. The situation is quite ironic: one person was kicked out of the program and the other was chosen to take his place. The reason is that Chadwick Boseman doesn’t want to play a stereotypical black role: teen, criminal, rebellious. When he brought these things to the producer, they fired their job because they thought he was “complaining too much”. Boseman’s suggestions helped to improve the role Jordan received. Later when they became famous and became friends, they soon realized the harmony of their ideal.

Michael B. Jordan - Hollywood's 'black warrior'

Black Panther (2018) – Killmonger Takes the Throne. The Cheat.

Both Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan are well aware of the stereotypes of people of color on the screen and strive to change stereotypes. Before his death, “Black Panther” still tried to participate in film projects with roles that give voices to African descent. He focused his efforts on Campaign 42, an organization supporting the treatment of people of color in the COVID-19 epidemic. Chadwick Boseman’s legacy has been and is being continued by friends and colleagues, including Michael B. Jordan.

Michael B. Jordan was born in 1987 in California, USA. From a young age, he was a model and his family oriented to build a career in the entertainment industry. In 2001, he began acting professionally with films Hardball, starring with Keanu Reeves.

More than 20 years old, he participated in TV series like Friday Night Lights, Parenthood… before you get noticed Fruitvale Station (two thousand and thirteen). Ryan Coogler’s film debut was the beginning of the filmmaker’s relationship with Michael B. Jordan, then 25 years old. In Fruitvale Station, Jordan played the role of Oscar Grant III – a young man in real life shot dead by the police in 2009. The film received a series of film nominations large and small and the male lead was honored as a promising actor.

Michael B. Jordan - Hollywood's 'black warrior'

Movie trailer “The Creed”. Video: Warner Bros. Pictures.

Seeing Michael B. Jordan’s image on screen is loved by the audience, director Ryan Coogler knows not to choose the wrong person. He and Jordan continue to make their mark through the film Creed two years later. This time, the story of Rocky earned Michael B. Jordan 10 prestigious film nominations. Selected National Critic Association Creed is one of the 10 films of 2015. Art success with a revenue of 173.6 million USD makes Michael B. Jordan a big Hollywood star. In the same year, he joined the superhero screen as the Human Torch in Fantastic Four. Creed II launch in 2018 following the success of the first. Sheet Variety comment: “Jordan strives every moment with a strong belief that he can do anything”.

The actor always chooses a scenario that depicts the world of people of color through a genuine lens. Black Panther honors African culture, while Just Mercy is a heartbreaking story about a colored man who was falsely sentenced to death. Issues such as social injustice, racism, poverty, evils, conflicts … often appear in Michael B. Jordan’s films.

As the reputation grows, the responsibility becomes more. Michael B. Jordan always thinks that he will use his “soft power” to pursue meaningful projects. He said he inherited his creative personality from his mother – an artist – and discipline from his father – a former Marine. For nearly two decades, he strives to bring the image and life of young Americans of color to the public, upholding the racial and gender diversity in the entertainment industry. Michael B. Jordan’s own company Outlier Society Productions pioneered black artist support clauses to create opportunities for talented but less fortunate people. Becoming a film producer helps him to be more proactive in managing the message and image he wants to target.

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Distinguish fireworks and firecrackers

Explosives when impacted will cause explosions or hissing sounds and color effects in space.

Fireworks when impacted by mechanical, thermal or electrical stimulus pulses will create sound effects, light, color in the space and especially do not cause explosions.

The concept of firecrackers and fireworks is stated in Decree 137/2020 / ND-CP, effective from January 11, 2021, replacing the current Decree 36/2009.

Agencies, enterprises and individuals with “full civil act capacity” are allowed to use fireworks in cases such as holidays, new year, birthdays, weddings, conferences, openings, anniversaries. , according to Article 17 of Decree 137/2020 / ND-CP. Outside of this occasion, anyone who arbitrarily sets off firecrackers or burns smuggled firecrackers will be administratively sanctioned 1-2 million VND, according to Article 10 of Decree 167/2013.

Lawyer Dang Van Cuong said that according to the new decree, fireworks are firecrackers that only glow but do not cause explosions. For example, firecrackers, electric flares, pyrotechnics, glowing incense sticks, … or firecrackers, when fired into the sky, do not cause explosions but only shine.

Although people are allowed to set off fireworks, the use of firecrackers or firecrackers (the type contained in firecrackers) is still strictly prohibited.

High altitude fireworks at Sword Lake. Image: Giang Huy.

With the new regulations, it does not mean that people can comfortably fire firecrackers, but must have enough civil act capacity and burn the right type and at the right time. Civil act capacity is simply understood as a person aged 18 years or over, not suffering from psychological problems leading to loss of awareness or inability to master behavior.

Organizations and individuals are only allowed to set off firecrackers purchased at businesses licensed to produce and trade in fireworks, for example, mainly at some facilities of the Ministry of National Defense, lawyer Cuong said.

In 1994, in the face of rampant firecrackers that caused many deaths and injuries, the Prime Minister issued a directive from January 1, 1995 to prohibit the production, sale and burning of firecrackers, explosives and explosives within the scope of all over the country (excluding fireworks and pyrotechnics). In addition to confiscating material evidences and destroying firecrackers and firecrackers, violating organizations and individuals shall also be fined.

In addition to an administrative fine of 1-2 million VND, the person who fires the firecrackers may be prosecuted for criminal responsibility Disturbing public order or Deliberately inflicting injury according to the 2015 Penal Code.

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Ha Giang tourism is estimated at VND 2,000 billion thanks to demand stimulus – VnExpress

In the past two months, visitors to Ha Giang increased dozens of times over the previous months, bringing in revenue of thousands of billion VND to the mountainous province.

In 2020, due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, tourists to Ha Giang will decline significantly. However, with efforts to stimulate demand, Ha Giang is building an image of a safe destination with magical attraction from triangular flowers, bringing tourism back to the “race track” with a high number of visitors in the last months of the year. .

Specifically, according to statistics of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Ha Giang province, at the end of November, the number of visitors coming here reached more than 1.1 million people. Revenue from tourism is estimated at over 2,000 billion VND. Particularly in October, the number of tourists reached more than 255,000 arrivals, an increase of nearly 12 times over the previous month and an increase of 86% over the same period in 2019.

One of the factors that brings success is Ha Giang’s image promotion and promotion activities widely deployed on the media and social networks.

Experience the downhill on the slope of Quan Ba ​​- Yen Minh, Trang Kem – a travel blogger commented that Ha Giang’s service has developed significantly compared to previous years. “Motorbikes are quite new and sure. Even car rental facilities also invest in very outstanding uniform helmets, full equipment for the trip,” she said.

Tourists appreciate motorbike rental service, accommodation facilities in Ha Giang. Image: Trang Ky.

Endowed with majestic mountains by nature, visitors to Ha Giang are still impressed by the friendly and warm people. This year, to continue to build tourism in the rocky plateau, the Triangular Circuit Flower Festival with the theme “Color of stone flower” was held on the evening of November 28 at March 26 Square with a series of activities such as : motorcycle and bicycle show and competition; Kayak and Sup boat racing, national cultural festival, traditional costume show, triangular cake making competition, linen weaving and Mong khene processing, marathon conquering the cliff of god Ma Pi Leng …

Mr. Nguyen Hong Hai, Director of the Ha Giang Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that the province soon deployed propaganda and promotion of the festival from mid-September to the end of December, encouraging people to plant flowers in the right season. at the same time, to ensure the prevention of Covid-19 epidemic so that the province truly becomes a safe, friendly and attractive destination.

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Three projects won the Ho Chi Minh City artificial intelligence application award

Three AI projects in music, agriculture and healthcare won the award for excellence in the AI ​​Application Innovation Contest, with a reward of 100 million VND.

At the Vietnam Artificial Intelligence Festival (AI4VN) 2020, the Organizing Committee awarded prizes to projects participating in the contest. “The project of innovation applying artificial intelligence in Ho Chi Minh City”November 28 afternoon. The contest is organized by the Department of Science and Technology of Ho Chi Minh City in coordination with the Department of Information and Communication and the Department of Science and Technology Enterprise Development, Ministry of Science and Technology.

Launched in early May, the contest has attracted 108 registered projects. The organizers selected the 20 best projects for the final. Three excellent projects using AI to screen for Glorcomosis (medical field), Music ID (in the field of music copyright), and MiSmart (in agriculture) won the excellent joint award.

Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Bui The Duy (left) and Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Duong Anh Duc (right) awarded for the top 3 excellent projects. Image: Organizing Committee.

With Glaucoma screening project, a group of doctors from Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital offer a solution to take stained-color imaging, using AI software (Eye DR). Glaucoma, another name is glaucoma, is a form of eye disease that damages the optic nerve, causing blindness.

The method of papillary color imaging has a shooting speed of 6.5 seconds per image with a sensitivity of over 92%, and a diagnosis accuracy of 92%. The project is highly appreciated, helping to increase the productivity of doctors, reduce administrative procedures in medical examination and treatment …

Music ID is a solution to protect music copyright using AI. By building an algorithm on artificial intelligence, the group of authors come up with a solution to help the creator know if their products are copied, posted on social networks such as Youtube, Facebook … or not. The system helps to detect people who post music products without permission of the author, providing evidence for the creators to work with the poster, regulators to protect copyright.

Project MiSmart creates a drone that can carry up to 23 kg of pesticide sprayed on crops. With built-in artificial intelligence, the device can analyze plant image data, identify plant abnormalities and “diagnose” the type of disease, and then propose the appropriate spraying of pesticides.

Sharing at the awards ceremony, Mr. Pham Thanh Toan, representative of the project MiSmart said, the award not only brings great material value to AI startups. Of greater significance, project teams are allowed to participate in a training course contest with 22 sessions with experts and advisors to help complete the business model, start-up mentality and call for investment capital. These are the greatest values ​​when participating in this contest “, Toan said.

In addition to the three excellent projects, the Organizing Committee awarded 5 consolation prizes, an impressive award for projects. Top 20 projects that reached the final round received certificates of participation in the contest.

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Two more people entering the nCoV infection

On the afternoon of November 28, the Ministry of Health recorded two positive nCoV cases, both of whom entered quarantine immediately in Khanh Hoa.

“Patient 1340”, male, 23 years old, from Nam Ngan ward, Thanh Hoa city, Thanh Hoa province. On November 13, he returned from Japan to Cam Ranh airport on flight VJ8650, isolated immediately after his entry, and took samples for testing in Khanh Hoa. The second test result on 27/11 positive for nCoV, patient treated at Hospital for Tropical Diseases of Khanh Hoa province.

“Patient 1341”, female, 20 years old, in Giang Vo ward, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi. On November 24, she returned from Russia to Cam Ranh airport on flight QH9195, was quarantined immediately after the entry, took samples for testing in Khanh Hoa. The test result was positive once on 27/11 for nCoV, patient treated at Khanh Hoa Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

Previously, on this flight, there were 4 cases positive for nCoV, all isolated in Khanh Hoa province.

Today, 9 people were announced cured, bringing the total to 1,179. The death toll from Covid-19 was 35, with four deaths after three to four negative tests.

The rest of the patients were in stable health, of which 6 were tested negative for nCoV once, 7 were negative for the second time and 12 were negative for the third time.

The total number of people in close contact and entry from the quarantine area is nearly 16,000. In which, isolation concentrated in the hospital nearly 200; Concentrated isolation is more than 14,000, the rest are at home or in accommodation.

Vietnam has not reported cases of Covid-19 for 86 consecutive days in the community. The risk of infiltration is always permanent, especially when increasing the number of flights bringing Vietnamese citizens and water experts. The Ministry of Health recommends that people continue to well implement the “5K Message”, especially wearing a mask and washing their hands with soap and antiseptic solution.

The world records more than 1.4 million deaths from COV in more than 61 million infected people. The US is the country most severely affected by the epidemic, followed by India and Brazil.

Le Nga