Journey in Life: miscellaneous
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Monday, December 30, 2019

Két sắt bạc tỷ

xin lỗi, chúng tôi chỉ tiếp tỷ phú; triệu phú hãy tránh ra...
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Welcome to the billionaires’ new piggy bank (lợn đất). A bank vault (hầm) in a grade-II listed 120-year-old former mansion (lâu đài, biệt thự) next to the Dorchester Hotel on London’s Park Lane will open for business next week.

This is no ordinary bank. This one will be slightly more discerning of its customers than the average high street bank branch. “We won’t deal with millionaires,” says Sean Hoey, managing director of the facility, run by International Bank Vaults (IBV). “We will be dealing only with billionaires.”

...The cheapest safety deposit box, which is just 5cm high, 16cm wide and 49cm deep, costs £600-a-year-to rent. That compares to £465 for a box twice the size in Harrods, and £240 in Metro Bank – the UK’s largest supplier of safety deposit boxes with 150,000 boxes across 70 branches.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Bao nhiêu lính Mỹ mất tích ở Việt nam?

theo báo nytimes năm 1996 là hơn 1.600 lính, nhé...

con số của việt nam là... 300.000
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United States officials list 2,143 American members of the military and civilians still missing in action (MIA, mất tích khi làm nhiệm vụ) in Southeast Asia. More than 1,600 of the total were in Vietnam.


American veterans of the Vietnam War took another step toward reconciliation (hòa giải) with their former enemies (cựu thù) today, handing over information about mass graves (hố chôn tập thể) where 600 North Vietnamese servicemen (người phục vụ trong quân đội, quân nhân) are thought to be buried (chôn).

James Brazee, president of Vietnam Veterans of America, handed his counterpart (Nguyen Trong Vinh) in Hanoi a North Vietnamese soldier's ammunition pouch (túi đạn) and gas mask (mặt nạ phòng độc) along with a briefcase packed with papers related to the war that ended 21 years ago.

...The documents, which included maps (bản đồ) pinpointing (định vị) two burial sites in the central province of Quang Tri, increased to more than 6,000 the number of Vietnamese war dead about whom the American veterans group has provided information. The group began the drive in February 1994, asking members to turn in battlefield souvenirs to help Vietnam determine the fate of some of its 300,000 missing servicemen.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Tổng thống Trump bị luận tội, ai đắc lợi?

vậy là Trump nối gót Bill Clinton, trở thành Tổng thống thứ 3 trong lịch sử bị impeach.
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Congress (quốc hội) voted 230-197 to approve the first article and 229-198 for the second.

Members voted overwhelmingly along party lines (theo đường lối của đảng), with three Democrats opposing one or both articles, and one, 2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard, voting “present”.

While announcing the result, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has cast the impeachment as a sad, solemn (trọng thể; chính thức, long trọng; trang nghiêm, uy nghi, uy nghiêm) occasion, shut down applause (tràng pháo tay hoan hô) from Democrats.

Afterward, Pelosi evaded (lẩn tránh) questions about when she will hand the articles of impeachment over to the Senate (thượng viện), indicating that wants to first make sure that the Senate will hold a “fair” trial.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Việt Nam vô địch! Không nói nhiều

đất trời rung chuyển, việt nam vô địch...
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After losing five SEA Games football finals - 1995, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2009 - Vietnam finally ended that unwanted record (kỷ lục không mong muốn) with a 3-0 win over Indonesia at Manila's Rizal Memorial Stadium on Tuesday (Dec 10) .

The Golden Dragons, who went into the gold-medal match as firm favourites (ứng cử viên nặng ký), were rarely (hiếm khi) tested (bị thử thách). Star man Doan Van Hau, who plays in the top Dutch division, opened the scoring (bàn mở tỷ số) after 39 minutes, latching (đóng (cửa) bằng chốt, gài then) on to a Do Hung Dung free kick (cú đá phạt) from the edge (bên lề) of the box (vạch 16m50) for a close-range header (đánh đầu ở tầm gần).

Vietnam made it 2-0 in the 59th minute after a scuffed (chạm nhẹ, lướt nhẹ phải (cái gì khi đi qua)) Indonesia clearance (phá bóng) fell to Do, who buried his shot from the edge of the box.

Doan scored his second and his team's third when Indonesia goalkeeper Winata Nadeo flapped at a wide free kick from Nguyen Hoang Duc straight into the path of the SC Heerenveen defender, who slotted home from near the left hand post on 70 minutes. The 19-year-old celebrated by unfurling (mở, trải, giương, phất, dong) a Vietnam scarf (khăn) in front of fans.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Ai xui ai khiến?

một nhóm hacker từ vietnam vừa hack vào cơ sở dữ liệu của bmw, việc này mang lại nhiều lợi ích cho một tập đoàn oto của vietnam
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...Prior to today's revelations (phát hiện, khám phá, tiết lộ), the group has been publicly linked to an attack on Toyota Australia. Weeks after, Toyota Japan and Toyota Vietnam disclosed similar breaches (vi phạm).


China used this strategy to prop its airplane manufacturing sector, and now experts believe Vietnam is doing the same for its fledgling (non trẻ) automotive startup VinFast, which started rolling out its first cars out factory lines this year.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Hãng Ericsson nộp phạt 1 tỉ USD vì hối lộ quan chức 5 nước

trong gần hai thập kỷ, nhằm tăng lợi nhuận...
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The Swedish telecommunications group admitted to a long-running scheme (kế hoạch, mưu đồ) to use agents (nhân viên) and consultants (nhà tư vấn) to bribe (hối lộ) government officials (quan chức chính phủ) in Djibouti, China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Kuwait.

...As part of the settlement, Ericsson struck a three-year deferred prosecution agreement and a subsidiary pleaded guilty to conspiracy (âm mưu) to violate (vi phạm) the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

The conduct admitted by the company between 2000 and 2016 ranged from cash bribes (hối lộ bằng tiền mặt) disguised as sham contracts (hợp đồng giả mạo) to in-kind bribes for government officials and “off-the-books slush funds” used to make payments to customers who would ordinarily not pass its due diligence (thận trọng hợp lý) processes.

Over 17 years in China, subsidiaries funded tens of millions of dollars of gifts, travel and entertainment for officials, while in Vietnam and Indonesia the law-breaking involved millions of dollars to consulting companies to form slush funds (quỹ đen (quỹ do một chính đảng hoặc một doanh nghiệp lập ra để dùng vào những mục đích bất hợp pháp, chẳng hạn (như) để hối lộ, ăn chơi...)), the company admitted.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tin vui đầu ngày

Loài mà thế giới gọi là Hươu chuột (dịch theo tiếng Anh ghi là Mouse deer), ở Việt Nam có lẽ gọi là con cheo cheo, đối với các nhà khoa học tưởng là đã tuyệt chủng từ 30 năm nay nhưng không ngờ vẫn đang tồn tại trong các cánh rừng phía Nam Việt Nam. Chúng có tên gọi như vậy vì tuy là loài hươu nhưng kích thước lại chỉ như con thỏ. Thật là xinh xắn!!!

Hình ảnh do một nhóm các bạn trẻ yêu thiên nhiên ghi lại được qua camera gắn ở gốc cây.

Mong đừng biến nó thành món nhậu đặc sản. Haizzza... Hãy để chúng tự do phát triển trong thiên nhiên đa dạng và đẹp đẽ của chúng ta; by Nguyen Duc Thanh.
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A distinctly (rõ ràng, rành mạch, minh bạch, rõ rệt) two-tone mouse deer that was feared lost to science has been captured on film foraging (lấy cỏ ở (nơi nào); lục lọi ra (cái gì), tìm tòi ra (cái gì); tàn phá, cướp phá, đánh phá) for food by camera traps set up in a Vietnamese forest.

The pictures of the rabbit-sized (nhỏ như con thỏ) animal, also known as the silver-backed chevrotain, are the first to be taken in the wild and come nearly 30 years after the last confirmed sighting.

“We had no idea what to expect, so I was surprised and overjoyed when we checked the camera traps and saw photographs of a chevrotain with silver flanks,” said An Nguyen, a scientist and expedition team leader at Global Wildlife Conservation...

Công nghệ rồi cũng thua con người hết

Adidas đóng cửa hai nhà máy speedfactory (sản xuất giày bằng robot) ở đức và mỹ vì khó vận hành, không linh hoạt như nhà máy truyền thống (hàng nghìn công nhân human)
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...The factories were established in 2016 (Ansbach) and 2017 (Atlanta) as part of a strategy (chiến lược) to decentralize (phân cấp) its manufacturing processes. The existing model, like so many other industries, is to produce the product in eastern Asia, where labor and overhead (chi phí hành chính, chi phí sản xuất chung) is less expensive, then ship it as needed. But this is a slow and clumsy model for an industry that moves as quickly as fashion and athletics.

"Right now, most of our products are made out of Asia and we put them on a boat or on a plane so they end up on Fifth Avenue," said Adidas CMO Eric Liedtke in an interview last year at Disrupt SF about new manufacturing techniques. The Speedfactories were intended to change that: "Instead of having some sort of micro-distribution center (tiểu trung tâm phân phối) in Jersey, we can have a micro-factory (tiểu nhà máy) in Jersey."

...As other industries have found in the rush (vội lao tới) to automation (tự động hóa), it's easy to overshoot (cường điệu, phóng đại) the mark and overcommit when the technology just isn't ready. Robotic factories are a powerful tool but difficult to quickly reconfigure (định hình thể, cho một định dạng) or repurpose (chuyển đổi mục đích), since it takes specialty knowledge to set up racks of robotic arms, computer vision systems, and so on. Robotics manufacturers are making advances in this field, but for now it's a whole lot harder than training a human workforce to use standard tools on a different pattern.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Dấu chuột kỷ niệm

đang "dê" chuột duyệt bài, thấy brand thân quen là lưu dấu (tích) ngay :)

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Ai có thể đánh bại Donald Trump?

tỷ phú truyền thông Michael Bloomberg chăng?
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...Mr. Bloomberg’s early moves (động thái sớm) also signaled (báo hiệu) he would be approaching (phương pháp tiếp cận) the campaign (chiến dịch tranh cử) in an unconventional (phi truyền thống) manner: In a dramatic (đầy kịch tính) acknowledgment (thừa nhận) of his own late start in the race, Mr. Bloomberg and his advisers have decided that he would pursue (theo đuổi) a risky strategy (chiến lược đầy mạo hiểm) of skipping all four traditional early-state contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, and focus instead on big states that hold primaries (cuộc bầu cử chọn ứng cử viên của Đảng cho cuộc tuyển cử sắp tới (như) primary election) soon afterward.

Mr. Bloomberg, who flirted with running for president in 2008 and 2016 and early this year, but had never taken a formal step to do so, filed paperwork and qualified for the Alabama primary on Friday afternoon. The Deep South state has the earliest primary filing deadline in the country, effectively forcing Mr. Bloomberg to put his name into contention this week if he did not want to get shut out of the ballot.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Đi đâu loanh quanh cho đời mỏi mệt

nhiều thiếu nữ Việt vào Anh bằng visa du học rồi... biến mất
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Private schools (trường tư) are making hundreds of thousands of pounds from Vietnamese children who are entering Britain on student visas then disappearing, The Times can reveal.

Children as young as 15 are being brought to the UK by suspected  (tình nghi) trafficking (buôn lậu) gangs (băng, nhóm) through legitimate (hợp pháp) visas sponsored (được tài trợ/bảo lãnh) by private schools.

The students typically pay a term’s fees (phí một học kỳ) then go missing within weeks or months of starting at the school. Many disappear into the system and are left at risk of exploitation (bị khai thác) in nail bars (tiệm làm móng), cannabis farms (nông trại trồng cần sa) and brothels (nhà thổ).

photo courtesy: fb tran huu dung.

Bài trước: Đừng hỏi "Chuông nguyện hồn ai"

Friday, October 25, 2019

Bước đi sai lầm nào khiến Món Huế "sập chuỗi"?

đến cuối năm 2018, công ty này ghi nhận khoản lỗ lũy kế gần 107 tỷ đồng.
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Multiple outlets of the Vietnamese restaurant chain Mon Hue have shut down over the last few days while the company’s headquarters is left untenanted (không được thuê mướn) as more than 100 suppliers are hunting for the firm’s leaders to collect outstanding debts.

Mon Hue is the oldest of the nine restaurant brands operated by Nha hang Mon Hue Co., Ltd under parent company Huy Vietnam. Founded in 2006, Huy Vietnam at the time expressed its ambition to become one of the leading and largest self-managed food and beverage companies in the Southeast Asian country. The company has since expanded its business to include more than 200 restaurants throughout the country, with Mon Hue accounting for half of the outlets.

...A handful of Mon Hue restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City have ceased operation for days. Small notices are glued onto the restaurants’ closed doors, informing customers of the sudden hiatus (chỗ gián đoạn, chỗ đứt quãng, chỗ thiếu sót (trong một loạt sự vật, một bài tường thuật, một loạt chứng cớ...)).


Friday, October 18, 2019

Thứ trưởng Lê Hải An qua đời, bạn bè tiếc thương người trí tuệ và tình cảm

Thứ trưởng Bộ Giáo dục qua đời vì ngã từ tầng 8
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Deputy Minister of Education and Training Le Hai An died at 7:10 a.m. today, October 17, the Ministry of Education and Training said on its website.

He reportedly fell from the eighth floor of Block D at the headquarters of the ministry in Hanoi City.

Hanoi Police and Hai Ba Trung District Police have launched an investigation (điều tra) at the scene (tại hiện trường) but have yet to release (công bố) any information (thông tin).

An was scheduled (lên lịch) to attend (tham dự) a meeting (họp) of the national education council (hội đồng giáo dục quốc gia) chaired by the minister of Education and Training at the ministry’s headquarters.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Những rủi ro khi hẹn hò online, tìm người yêu qua mạng

tưởng hẹn gặp được em người mẫu ảnh, đến nơi em ấy đã phải bay sang thành phố khác để chụp cho album mới, nhờ anh cầm cái vali để lại,

cun cút nghe theo em, ra sân bay bị an ninh giữ lại vì... vali chứa ma túy; em người mẫu cũng bị mafia điều mà thôi
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Denise Milani was a 32-year-old Czech swimwear model (mẫu ảnh chụp đồ bơi/bikini). Paul Frampton was a divorced (đã ly hôn) particle physicist  (nhà vật lý) more than twice her age. What happened next was a tale as old as time: they met online; she sent messages by turns steamy (ướt át; khiêu dâm và đắm say) and adoring (tha thiết); they arranged to meet in Bolivia, where she was doing a photo-shoot.

Alas, when Prof Frampton arrived in La Paz to meet her face-to-face for the first time, she’d had to dash to another shoot in Europe. Could she meet him in Brussels instead? And would he mind, terribly, collecting an empty suitcase of hers and bringing it with him?

Of course, the real Ms Milani had no idea that her photographs were being used by a Bolivian drug gang. Prof Frampton seems to have had no idea either, although a friend warned him — correctly — that drugs were surely concealed in the suitcase linings (lớp vải lót (áo, mũ)). Prof Frampton duly spent several years (vài năm) in a Buenos Aires jail (nhà tù) for smuggling (buôn lậu) 2kg of cocaine.

Photo by Matt W Newman on Unsplash.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Prayut Chan-o-cha dời đô

thủ tướng thái lan tính chuyện dời thủ đô khỏi bangkok vì quá ô nhiễm và tắc đường
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Taking inspiration (lấy cảm hứng từ) from neighbouring Myanmar and similar plans (kế hoạch tương tự) being formulated (đang được hình thành) in Indonesia, the Thai prime minister suggested that relocating (di chuyển tới, xây dựng lại) the capital could help Bangkok overcome its mounting (càng lúc càng tăng, không ngừng gia tăng) urban challenges (thách thức đô thị).

Like Jakarta, Bangkok is beset (quấy rối, gây phiền toái; bao quanh, vây quanh) by overcrowding, pollution (ô nhiễm), rising sea levels (mực nước biển dâng) and heavy traffic congestion (tắc nghẽn giao thông).

During an address at the Connecting Thailand with the World Conference on 18 September, the retired army general floated (lan truyền (tin đồn); bắt đầu khởi công/khởi sự (kế hoạch, công trình...); cổ động tuyên truyền) two options for a potential move. “The first is to find a city that’s neither too far nor too expensive to move to,” he said, “The second is to move to outer Bangkok to reduce crowding.”

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Khởi nghiệp ngành khách sạn: Startup nên trưởng thành từ vị trí thấp nhất?

vớ vỉn, mua lại luôn 1 khách sạn và đẻ ba con trai nhé :D
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Conrad Nicholson Hilton khởi nghiệp bằng việc mua lại khách sạn đầu tiên ở Cisco, Texas năm 1919 khi ngành dầu mỏ bùng nổ ở đây,

con trai cả Conrad Jr., cưới Elizabeth Taylor năm 1950,

con trai thứ William Barron Hilton (sinh 23/10/1927, mất 19/9/2019, thọ 91 tuổi, tổng tài sản 2,5 tỷ usd theo forbes, ông nội của Paris Hilton, là phóng viên hải quân thời trận trân châu cảng) là người nối nghiệp xuất sắc của cha, pursued new ventures (khởi nghiệp, mạo hiểm kinh doanh), turning the family enterprise, based in Beverly Hills, Calif., into a business that included thousands of hotel rooms, casino-hotels, time-share apartments (căn hộ thuê chung theo thời gian) and an early credit-card company, Carte Blanche. He engineered Hilton’s entrance into the Las Vegas casino market in 1970. He purchased Kirk Kerkorian’s International, the world’s largest resort hotel, renaming it the Las Vegas Hilton, and bought Mr. Kerkorian’s Flamingo as well, renaming it the Flamingo Hilton. The company’s casino-hotels later extended to Atlantic City and other locations.

At varying times the Hilton empire also included the Waldorf Astoria and the Plaza in New York, as well as the Sir Francis Drake in San Francisco, the Mayflower in Washington and the Conrad Hilton and Palmer House in Chicago.

The Hilton company split off its United States and international hotels into separate entities in the 1960s, but reunited its properties in 2006 with the acquisition of more than 400 overseas hotels, creating an empire of 2,800 hotels. Barron Hilton was co-chairman of Hilton Hotels together with the financier Stephen Bollenbach when it was sold for some $26 billion to the private equity group Blackstone in 2007.

Vì sao Trump là nhà đàm phán tồi?

quá dễ đoán, chỉ có “ vụt gậy và quăng bom tình”,

các thành công trước kia, toàn do cấp dưới và cộng sự làm hết mà thôi,

các nhà lãnh đạo thế giới không thể đơn giản là đầu hàng và âm thầm cuốn xéo như một người bị đánh gục trong thỏa thuận kinh doanh.
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...To the extent that Trump and his business did negotiate successful deals, Lapidus said, it was largely because of the skill of his senior executives such as Harvey Freeman and Susan Heilbron, who handled most of the Trump Organization’s Atlantic City and leasing negotiations (hợp đồng thuê tài sản). “They did all the detailed analysis (phân tích kỹ lưỡng) and reading, none of which he would ever do.” Other former Trump business associates say that his frequent (thường xuyên) boasts (khoe khoang, tâng bốc) about beating (đánh bại) the banks (ngân hàng) at the negotiating table (bàn đàm phán) are also overstated (được thổi phồng); it is widely agreed that the negotiating skill of Trump’s then-chief financial officer (giám đốc tài chính), Stephen Bollenbach, is mainly what saved him from a close brush with (tiếp xúc ngắn, gần chạm tới) personal bankruptcy (phá sản cá nhân) when he was $900 million in debt (nợ nần) in 1990.

...When negotiating with countries rather than companies, however, the situation is different. There are only so many countries in the world, and a president must deal with the major ones again and again, and on many different levels—goodwill counts, in other words. Moreover, countries cannot be driven out of business like competitors in business; they don’t file for bankruptcy and conveniently disappear. There is no zero-sum “Only I win” outcome in trade. Above all, national pride (tự hào dân tộc) comes into play—a successful negotiation must leave the other side a face-saving way out. World leaders can’t just surrender (đầu hàng) and slink off (âm thầm cuốn xéo) like someone who’s been beaten on a business deal.

Trời đánh

Sét oánh 1 phát chết 300 con tuần lộc ở Na uy. Bọn này chắc mấy kiếp trước ăn ở thất đức lắm nên kiếp này bị đọa làm súc vật rồi mà vẫn bị trời đánh thánh vật chết cả bầy. Hay chỉ đơn giản là hôm đấy anh Thiên Lôi đang nhắm rượu thì hết mồi nên làm tí thịt huơu nướng thôi nhỉ? 😂, hat tip to Diep Nguyen,
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The Norwegian Environment Agency released images to the public and reported that a total of 323 of the animals were killed during the storm, including 70 calves (con thú con).

A spokesperson for the agency, Kjartan Knutsen, told The Associated Press that reindeer tend to huddle together (túm tụm vào với nhau; nằm rúc vào nhau) in bad weather (thời tiết xấu) which could be the reason why so many were killed at once.

He lamented (than vãn, phàn nàn), “We have not heard about such numbers before. I don’t know if there were several lightning strikes, but it happened in one moment.”

Friday, September 20, 2019

JPMorgan là tổ chức tội phạm?

cướp hàng triệu USD từ các đối tác bằng "thủ đoạn" thao túng giá kim loại...
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...Michael Nowak, the head of precious metals (kim loại quý) trading (giao dịch) at JPMorgan and a bank managing director, and two others, Gregg Smith and Christopher Jordan, were accused of placing fake orders (lệnh mua bán giả mạo) to buy and sell futures contracts (hợp đồng tương lai) — a practice called spoofing (bịp bợm, lừa đảo, chơi xỏ) — to manipulate (thao túng) prices (giá cả). That allowed the men and unidentified (chưa xác định danh tính, "chưa bị lộ") co-conspirators (đồng chủ mưu) “to generate trading profits and avoid losses for themselves and other members of the precious metals desk,” the government said in its indictment.

...The Justice Department charged the men under the federal government’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (Đạo luật về các tổ chức tham nhũng và những ảnh hưởng của xã hội đen), under which prosecutors (công tố viên) pursue (theo đuổi) people involved in an organization that perpetuates organized crime, including gangs and drug cartels. The law is commonly associated with the mafia, but it was used to pursue Wall Street traders in the 1990s.

Bài trước: Thật man rợ

Friday, September 13, 2019

Thật man rợ

Thổ Nhĩ Kỳ nhấn chìm thành phố 12.000 năm tuổi để làm đập thủy điện...
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The ancient settlement (khu định cư cổ xưa) of Hasankeyf will soon be submerged (dìm, nhận chìm) as part of a controversial (gây tranh cãi) dam (đập thủy điện) project – despite residents’ protests (biểu tình phản đối)

After the half-hour drive from Batman in south-east Turkey, the ancient city of Hasankeyf, which sits on the banks of the Tigris River, appears as an oasis.

Hasankeyf is thought to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements on Earth, dating as far back as 12,000 years and containing thousands of caves (hang động), churches (nhà thờ) and tombs (lăng mộ).

But this jewel (viên kim cương) of human history (lịch sử loài người) will soon be lost; most of the settlement is about to be flooded as part of the highly controversial Ilisu dam project.

Photo courtesy luca oliviero