Hai Duong wins three more golds

Hai Duong's sports delegation on December 9 competed in the events of fencing, pencak silat, rowing, archery, boxing, diving, and women's volleyball.>> Tran Thi Len wins first gold for Hai Duong>> Hai Duong delegation currently in 7th place Hai Duong's sports delegation on December 9 competed in the events of fencing, pencak silat, rowing, archery, boxing, diving, and women's volleyball at the 7th National Games and won three golds, seven silvers, and one bronze. Athletes of Hai Duong's rowing team had an excellent competition day as the finalists in seven events. Rowers Le Thi An and Nguyen Thi Trinh grabbed one gold medal in the women's lightweight coxless pair event and together with rowers Pham Thi Hue and Nguyen Thi Huu snatched another gold in the women's heavyweight coxless four event. In addition, the rowing team also pocketed three silvers and one bronze. … [Read more...]

Social News 9/12


ADB urges use of ICT in healthcare … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 8/12


Vietnam Idol kicks off sixth season The 6th season of Vietnamese version of the US television show American Idol has been kicked off on November 28. Viet Nam Idol features contestants between the ages of 16 and 30 who have never taken part in a singing competition. Auditions will be held in the central coastal city of Da Nang, Hue, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Hai Phong, Can Tho, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in January, 2015. The three judges will whittle the top one hundred contestants down to 16, ten, two and finally one. … [Read more...]

Social News 8/12

Traffic police officer faces investigation Police in Ba Ria-Vung Tau yesterday started an investigation into a traffic police officer who allegedly crashed his BMW into a group of militiamen while on patrol on Saturday morning, killing two and seriously injuring at least five others. The policeman was identified as Lieutenant Pham Hong Tuan of Chau Duc District's Traffic Division. According to initial reports, a group of militiamen from Lang Lon Commune and Ngai Giao Town in Chau Duc District were on patrol and had stopped by the roadside in Ngai Giao for a break. The BMW was apparently speeding and crashed directly into the group. … [Read more...]

Binh Duong, T&T to represent VN at AFC Champions League 2015


Binh Duong, T&T to represent VN at AFC Champions League 2015 Becamex Binh Duong and Hanoi T&T will represent Vietnam at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League next year. … [Read more...]

Highlights for the week Dec. 1-6


European Music Festival 2014 Highlights this Week 01 - 06 Dec 2014 … [Read more...]


Hanoi Urban Flea Market in December 2014 Sun 07 Dec 2014, 9 am HERO Bar 42M Yen Phu, Hanoi Hanoi Urban Flea Market - a quite-young-yet-had-some-popularity flea market in the Westlake district as well as Hanoi's expat community and youngsters. This time, in honor of the immortal holiday spirit, we've come to decide to expand our market in both quality and quantity. Ticket price: 10,000 VND Exhibition "The Cosmos and The Sea" Opening: Thu 04 Dec 2014, 6 pm (at both gallery spaces) Main gallery: 04 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015 … [Read more...]

Social News 24/11


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 reached at the first APDF in Incheon, the Republic of Korea in 2012. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 24/11


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

Residents terrorized by explosion of venomous snakes in central Vietnam


The green pit viper, a species of venomous snake, has appeared in urban residential areas in Vietnam's central region at an alarming rate, slithering into kitchens, bedrooms, gardens, and schools. … [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 HCM City on Monday. … [Read more...]

Researcher looks at Hanoi’s iron ‘eyelids’


VietNamNet Bridge - More than 15 years of research culminated in this comprehensive book on the capital's iron works, which includes background on window bars, iron fences and balcony designs. Tran Hau Yen The spent more than 15 years to complete his newly released book on Ha Noi entitled "Song xua Pho cu (Old Window Iron Works on Old Streets)". … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s egg coffee makes world top 10 best drink list


Vietnam's egg coffee makes world top 10 best drink list … [Read more...]

Social News 5/11

Vietnam lifts Ebola quarantine on local visitor A local resident is free to move about unrestricted after testing negative for the deadly Ebola virus, say officials from the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology. Ngo Thi Kim Yen, deputy director of the Danang health department said the quarantine order for Chu Van Chung has been removed but he must remain in the hospital and continue daily monitoring. Chung will be discharged from the hospital if he continues to show no symptoms of the deadly virus during the 21-day incubation period under Ministry of Health guidelines, Yen said. … [Read more...]

Social News 3/11


Annual run raises funds for kids with cancer, heart disease Thousands of Hanoians are expected to participate in a run that will raise funds for underprivileged children with cancer and heart diseases. The annual Ha Noi Run for Children (HRC) on November 9 will begin at the main gate of the Thong Nhat (Reunification) Park on Tran Nhan Tong Street, and go around Thien Quang Lake. Launched by the Embassy of Canada and other agencies, the HRC fundraising event is now considered a fall tradition in the capital city that draws both expatriates and Vietnamese citizens. The event helps raise about US$500,000 each year. … [Read more...]

New treatment brings hopes to Vietnam brittle bone child patients (photos)


A number of Vietnamese child patients of brittle bone disease have benefited immensely from an innovative treatment based on crocodile bone paste, which brings them and their families hopes of a healthier, fulfilling life. … [Read more...]

Journalist Tran Mai Hanh and his memory of April

Late VNA General Director Daoo Tung (center), journalist Tran Mai Hanh (right), and Van Bao   in Tay Ninh forest on 29/4/1975.

(VOVworld) - Whenever I think of the historic event at noon on April 30, 1975, at Independence Palace, I always think of events on the last day of the war, April 29. On the mid-day special news bulletin on May 1, 1975, VOV broadcast an article, the first one on Vietnamese media, about the historic victory of the liberation of Sai Gon on April 30. The article, entitled "Ho Chi Minh City - a golden name", was written by Tran Mai Hanh, a Vietnam News Agency journalist in Sai Gon. The report was also published in the Nhan Dan newspaper under the title "Entering the Presidential Palace of the puppet regime". … [Read more...]

Housing oversupply

A land-lot project in Di An Town of Binh Duong Province - Photo: Manh Tung

Manh Tung There are as many as 112 projects to develop residential quarters and apartment buildings with a combined area of over 6,350 hectares, according to data from the provincial government. … [Read more...]

Parents complain about teachers’ poor classroom-management skills


VietNamNet Bridge - Many teachers in schools around the country are not trained in classroom management skills and handle student behavior in inappropriate ways, parents have complained. A parent in HCM City several days ago sent a letter to Nguoi Lao Dong's editorial board, complaining that a physical-exercise teacher at the Hung Long Secondary School in Binh Chanh District of HCM City beat his daughter's foot, causing it to become black and blue, because she had forgotten to tie her shoelaces during the lesson. … [Read more...]

VN enjoy success in Olympic sports

Karate kid: Nguyen Thanh Duy (right) on his way to a bronze medal on the penultimate day of competition day in Incheon yesterday. Duy took his medal in the men's U60kg karate event. - VNA/VNS Photo Huu Quy

HCM CITY (VNS) - The curtain will fall on the Asian Games (ASIAD) tonight, ending two weeks of competition for Viet Nam's 199 athletes, who have won a total of 36 medals, including victories for the first time in several Olympic sports. … [Read more...]