10 prominent faces of Vietnam cinema 2014

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VietNamNet Bridge - Nguyen Hoang Diep, Thai Hoa, Nguyen Thi Tham and child actress Thanh My were the remarkable faces on movie screens in 2014.1. Nguyen Hoang Diep The female director of "Dap Canh Giua Khong Trung" (Flapping in The Middle of Nowhere) was the most prominent face in Vietnam’s cinema industry when her movie was shown at many international film festivals like Venice (Italy), Busan (Korea), Golden Horse (Taiwan), Bratislava and Toronto (Canada). The success of the movie blew a new wind into the independent cinema of Vietnam, arousing the determination of young filmmakers in the country, who cherish the dream of bringing their stories to the world. Diep is working on a new project, "The Saddest Story in the World". Flapping in The Middle of Nowhere tells the story of a young woman who is desperately trying to find money for an abortion. Eventually, a man offers help, but she is reluctant to take his money because he is in love with her. "I chose this title … [Read more...]

Six more golds for Vietnam at AUG 17

Jakarta , December 19 (VNA)- Vietnamese athletes on December 18 snatched six gold and one silver medals at the ongoing ASEAN University Games 17 (AUG17) in Palembang , Indonesia , increasing their total number of medals to 23. Among the gold medals, two came from Pencak Silat artists Nguyen Thi Thu Ha and Duong Thi Anh Nguyet in the women’s performance doubles and their teammates Vu Quoc Viet, Hoang Quang Trung and Nguyen The Hien in the men’s team performance. In the track and field, Vu Thi Huong, Nguyen Thi Huyen, Quach Thi Lan and Nguyen Thi Thuy brought home the third gold medal in the women’s 4X100m relay while the fourth was bagged by Quach Thi Lan, Nguyen Thi Huyen, Do Thi Thao and Nguyen Thi Thuy the women’s 4x400m relay. The remaining two golds were pocketed by Duong Van Thai and Do Thi Thao in the men’s 1,500m track and the women’s 1,500m track, respectively. The AUG is held every two years by the ASEAN countries in rotation. This … [Read more...]

Phu Yen Studying Promotion Association: Awarding scholarships to 7 poor students

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Mr. Hoang Ngoc Tung, Educational Director of study support Programs of EMW Foundation (SPELL) (office in Danang city), along with leaders of Phu Yen Studying Promotion Association has awarded 7 scholarships to Phu Yen studious poor students, studying at Quy Nhon University (Binh Dinh) and Universities in Danang. Particularly, three students of Quy Nhon University, named Tran Thi Ngoc Lam, Nguyen Thi Thuy Trang and Nguyen Xuan Thiet; 4 students studying at universities in Da Nang city, named Tran Thi Loan (Polytechnics University), Nguyen Ngoc Hien (University of Foreign Languages), Ngo Minh Tuan (Pedagogical University) and Tran Van Thanh (University of Economics). Each student received $740 (equivalent to 15.5 million dongs). As reported, these 7 students, born and lived in the two districts of Dong Xuan, Tuy An and Song Cau town, to be supported for learning by SPELL according to project "helping poor students in disadvantaged areas with learning conditions sponsored by SPELL". … [Read more...]

Social News 13/12

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Vietnam climbs 16 notches in transport infrastructure: WEF … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 12/12

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Ben Tre Coconut Festival – bigger than ever this year The 4th Coconut Festival, set for April 7-13 next year, has been stepped up to a national event and will be bigger and better than ever, Tran Ngoc Tam, head of the organizing board has announced. The festival is an annual celebration of Ben Tre’s uniqueness to the Mekong Delta region, Tam says, adding that this year’s event will include a culture tourism week, southern food festival, beauty pageant, poetry contest, coconut exhibitions and much more. … [Read more...]

Writing & photo contest honoring Vietnamese culture ends

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Photographer Tran Thuy Linh won the first prize at a writing and photo contest named ‘Savour Vietnam’ for the writing titled Hon cho Viet (The spirit of Vietnamese market). The two second awards in the essay category went to Johann Farnhammer, head of development cooperation at the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines and Tran Van Dung from Nghe An Province for the works, "Character-the boundless resource" and Am ap hon Viet (The warm soul of Vietnam). The organizers including Saigontourist Holding Company and Tuoi Tre Newspaper also offered three third prizes and four encouragement prizes. … [Read more...]

Annoying habits commonplace among Vietnamese students, office workers

Tuoi Tre  (Youth) newspaper created an online forum which has received articles and comments from readers since last week.   The undesirable habits among these groups of educated people tend to be more sophisticated, several readers said.

Many Vietnamese students and office workers who are supposed to behave properly to suit their education level find nice habits a luxury. Getting mean in office life … [Read more...]

Social News 11/12

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One killed, 17 injured in highway accidents … [Read more...]

Social News 10/12

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National award for media coverage of VN launched The Party Central Committee's Commission for Publicity and Education and Steering Committee for External Information Services launched their first-ever award for Viet Nam-related journalism for overseas audiences yesterday in Ha Noi. Print newspapers, radio, television and e-newspapers published in Vietnamese and foreign languages, both domestically and overseas, are eligible for the prize. Pham Van Linh, deputy chairman of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Publicity and Education and the Steering Committee, said that broadcasting Viet Nam's image to the world and spreading the word about the country's achievements were important tasks. … [Read more...]

Dang Thi Ngoc Han makes splash at fashion week

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(VOV) - Fresh from the 2014 Miss Vietnam jury panel, former Miss Vietnam Dang Thi Ngoc Han is premiering her latest design collection ‘Spring Dream’ in Hanoi at 2015 Spring-Summer Fashion Week. Her collection features 15 high collar designs made of organza material and decorated with soft pastel colour modeled by Vietnam top supermodels. Here are some photos taken on December 8: … [Read more...]

Hai Duong delegation currently in 7th place

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The 7th Nationwide Sports Festival officially opened at Thien Truong stadium (Nam Dinh) on December 6 evening. Hai Duong has sent a large and powerful force of nearly 200 athletes and 42 coaches to the festival to compete in 20 events and set forth to seize 22 – 24 golds, 16 silvers, and 27 bronzes and successfully defend its position among the festival's top 10 provinces, cities, and sectors with the most outstanding achievements. Up to the opening ceremony, Hai Duong delegation had finished competing in the events of traditional boat racing, table tennis, shooting, canoeing, and tennis and snatched six golds, 10 silvers, and 18 bronzes. With the addition of the achievements earned at the 17th ASIAD and SEA Games arenas converted into medals, Hai Duong is now having 14 golds, 10 silvers, and 18 bronzes, temporarily ranking 7th. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 8/12

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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...]

Nam Dinh raises curtain on 7th National Games

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NDO – A dazzling fireworks display lit up the sky of the Thien Truong Stadium in Nam Dinh city, Nam Dinh province on the night of December 6, marking the official beginning of the 11-day 7th National Games, to which Nam Dinh is the major host. >> International standard sports facility debuts in Nam Dinh province Attending the event were Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Pham Hong Ha, and representatives from central and local agencies. … [Read more...]

Female entrepreneur dreams of promoting VN’s fashion

VietNamNet Bridge – Entrepreneur Le Thi Quynh Trang, founder of the Multimedia Joint Stock Company, has realised her dream of promoting Viet Nam's fashion industry. After five years of working with television producers, models and designers, she helped take the nation's fashion industry a step forward and closer to the world's standards by organising the first international fashion week in Viet Nam. She recalled her experience with the industry. When did you have the idea to organise an international fashion week in Viet Nam? … [Read more...]

Social News 4/12

Vietnam to host regional environment ministers’ meetings Vietnam will host the 13th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment (AMME 13), the 14 th ASEAN+3 Environment Ministers’ Meeting and the 5 th East Asia Summit Environment Ministers’ Meeting and related events in 2015. The Prime Minister has asked Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) to coordinate with relevant agencies and localities to prepare for the organisation of these meetings. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has been also urged to work closely with the MONRE to organise meetings on transboundary haze pollution within the framework of AMME 13. … [Read more...]

“Lifebuoy” of many enterprises

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Impacted by the economic crisis, enterprises have faced many difficulties in their production and trading (PT) activities. Banks' debt restructuring has become a "lifebuoy" for many of them. "In between life and death" … [Read more...]

Social News 29/11

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Court sentences four for forging passports, signatures … [Read more...]

Russian movie triumphs at Hanoi int’l film fest

Top prize: Russian actress Anna Levanova, representing the crew of Two Women, receives the Best Feature Film award at the third Ha Noi International Film yesterday.

VietNamNet Bridge – Russian film Two Women won the best feature film award at the third Ha Noi International Film (HANIFF) that closed in the capital city yesterday, Nov 27. Directed by Vera Glagoleva, the film is based on a play by Russian writer Ivan Turgenev. Set in the Russian countryside at the end of the 19th century, it tells the story of the wife of a rich landowner who falls in love with her son's tutor. … [Read more...]

“Two Women” triumphs at Hanoi film fest

Actress Anna Levanova (Source: VNA) Russian film Two Women won the best feature film award at the third Hanoi International Film (HANIFF) that closed in the capital city on November 27. Directed by Vera Glagoleva, the film is based on a play by Russian writer Ivan Turgenev. Set in the Russian countryside at the end of the 19th century, it tells the story of the wife of a rich landowner who falls in love with her son's tutor. The film has garnered high praise for its humanistic and artistic values, winning several awards at film festivals across Russia. … [Read more...]