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“Cheo” stage competition seeks new young talents

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(Cinet)- A national competition for professional ‘Cheo’ (traditional opera) young talents took place in Ninh Binh with a participation of 45 Cheo artists from eight art troupes nationwide on November 22. … [Read more...]

Social News 25/11

Vietnam leads way in forest protection Countries that border the Mekong River can learn from Viet Nam's excellent management of its Payments for Forest Environmental Services programme, said Luca Tacconi, Associate Dean of the College of the Asia and Pacific at Australia's Crawford School of Public Policy. Tacconi made the statement yesterday in Ha Noi at a seminar on payments for environmental services. Enterprises benefiting from unharmed forests fund the programme in Viet Nam, while in … [Read more...]

Social News 24/11

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Hanoi to host Asia-Pacific Disability Forum Conference The 2014 Asia & Pacific Disability Forum (APDF) General Conference will be held in Hanoi from November 26 to 28 as an appropriate celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3). The Vietnam Federation on Disability (VFD) told a press conference in Hanoi on November 21 that the biennial event is to review the progress made on the realization of the rights of people with disabilities set in a strategy … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 24/11

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Bun Cha listed top 10 world's best street food … [Read more...]

Vietnam wins more four Asian records

The Asian Records Organisation granted four Asian records to Vietnamese units and individuals at the 29th Meeting of Vietnamese Record Holders in Ho Chi Minh City on November 22. The awards were given to the Binh Tay Food Company for the largest Buddhist flag made of steamed glutinous rice; Huynh Van Rang, the elder climber who has conquered the Fansipan peak for four times; Han Tan Quang for the largest collection of weird-looking stamps and Nguyen Xuan Hoa for the largest Buddha statue made … [Read more...]

Vietnamese, Asian records acknowledged at Ho Chi Minh City convocation

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Many Vietnamese and Asian records were recognized during a convocation of record holders/breakers organized in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday. The Vietnam Record Association’s 29th Convocation was attended by around a hundred record holders from Vietnam, India, Cambodia, and Laos. … [Read more...]

Publisher recalls law book with cover featuring half-naked comedian

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A state-run publisher who allowed a book on Vietnam's Civil Code and its guiding documents to feature a semi-nude, smiling comedian standing on a ball of fire on the front cover said they are recalling the copies. Meanwhile, the creator of the controversial image said his design was for fun only. … [Read more...]

There’s more than one Vietnam for investors

(VOV) -Some of Vietnam's lesser known provinces offer real advantages, said Thomas Jandl, an Asia consultant and expert on the investment advantages of Vietnam's diverse provinces, in his article recently posted on Borderlessnewsonline. Thomas Jandl is a former assistant professor and Scholar-in-Residence at American University in Washington DC. He is the author of Vietnam in the Global Economy: The Dynamics of Integration, Decentralization and Contested Politics. Here's Thomas Jandl's full … [Read more...]

Social News 18/11

Stop preventable deaths: UNICEF UNICEF has launched a campaign called ZEROworkplace that involves companies in its efforts to eradicate preventable child deaths in Viet Nam. ZEROworkplace enables managers to provide critical information to employees in an inexpensive and effective way that can have a lifesaving impact on their children. "In Viet Nam, 100 children die every day from preventable causes," Youssouf Abdel-Jelil, UNICEF's representative in Viet Nam, said at the launch ceremony in … [Read more...]

Mysterious Paintings of Duong Sen

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Duong Sen was born Duong Van Sen in 1949 in Quynh Doi Commune, Quynh Luu District, Nghe An Province. He decided to follow a career in painting but had to put his dream aside to join the army to fight in the southern battlefield for national salvation. After reunification in 1975, he studied at the Faculty of Graphic Design at Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts University. In 1983 he graduated and was appointed to work at Song Be (present-day Binh Duong) Provincial Police Department. But his strong … [Read more...]

Social News 17/11

Newspaper fined for inaccuracy The Ministry of Information and Communications' Deputy Chief Inspector, Do Thi Tinh, has decided to fine the Dan Viet online newspaper VND 15 million (US$714) for publishing inaccurate information. The story in question, "The world's most magnificent presidential palaces," was carried on November 2. The paper could appeal or contest the decision, the ministry said. The Information and Communication Ministry this year has issued fines on a large number of online … [Read more...]

S Korean students win Binh Duong Television Cup

BINH DUONG (VNS) - South Korean University Selection Team beat Dong Tam Long An of Viet Nam 2-1 to take the Binh Duong Television International Football Tournament cup yesterday. In the third-place play-off match at the Go Dau Stadium earlier, Brazilian Sport Clube Capixaba defeated SHB Da Nang 2-1 to secure the bronze medal. The 15th tournament, which is also known as the Number One Cup, featured eight teams divided into two groups. The winners walked away with VND450 million (US$21,500). - … [Read more...]

Long An, RoK squads make it to finals

Dong Tam Long An defeated SHB Danang 2-1 on November 14 to enter the final match of the Binh Duong Television International Football Tournament-Number One Cup. Souleymane Diabate opened the scoring in the first half, later creating the opportunity for teammate Rafael dos Santos Lima to score, as it was 2-0 for Long An. Da Nang's Ho Ngoc Thang, however, narrowed the score after a successful penalty kick. But it was too late to make a difference in the match. In tomorrow's final, Long An will … [Read more...]

Long An, South Korean squads make it to finals

HCM CITY (VNS) - Dong Tam Long An defeated SHB Da Nang 2-1 yesterday to enter the final match of the Binh Duong Television International Football Tournament-Number One Cup. Souleymane Diabate opened the scoring in the first half, later creating the opportunity for teammate Rafael dos Santos Lima to score, as it was 2-0 for Long An. Da Nang's Ho Ngoc Thang, however, narrowed the score after a successful penalty kick. But it was too late to make a difference in the match. In tomorrow's final, … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Facebook rapist gets 13 years

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A Ba Ria Vung Tau court sentenced 24-year-old Pham Vinh Long to 13 years in jail on Wednesday for robbing and raping women he met on Facebook. … [Read more...]

More people rush to Dai Nam after free-admission plan extended

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Tung Le Previously, figures from the Tourism and Travel Center of the park showed hundreds of thousands of people rushed to the park, with the number on Saturday alone amounting to nearly 100,000. … [Read more...]

Da Nang, Sport Clube Capixaba progress to cup semi-finals

DA NANG (VNS) - Vietnamese SHB Da Nang drew with Sport Clube Capixaba of Brazil 2-2 in the last Group B match of the Binh Duong Television-Number One Cup yesterday in Binh Duong Province. Da Nang finished top of the group with five points and will meet a South Korean University Selection Team who finished second in Group A in the semi-finals. Sport Clube Capixaba also ended the group stage on five points and will play Dong Tam Long An. In the earlier match in Group B yesterday, Quang Ninh … [Read more...]

The stars come out for Lynk fashion show

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(VOV) - A large gathering of stars from around the globe came out for the Lynk fashion show on November 11in Ho Chi Minh City co hosted by actress and former Tourism Ambassador Ly Nha Ky, showcasing designs by Peet Duallert and Toni Maticevski. Some photos: … [Read more...]