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...]

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Art & Entertainment News 25/11

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Israeli exhibition shows VN's beauty … [Read more...]

Vietnamese films improve cinematography, storylines

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Recently, more directors of Vietnamese dramas and movies have paid greater attention and resources to improving their films' images and storylines to attract viewers. … [Read more...]

Social News 20/11

New campaign fights violence against women Ministries and the UN in Viet Nam launched a national campaign yesterday in Ha Noi asking the public - especially men - to take action to end violence against women. The initiative's timing marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the UN in Viet Nam and other development partners organised the campaign, which … [Read more...]

Social News 20/1

New campaign fights violence against women Ministries and the UN in Viet Nam launched a national campaign yesterday in Ha Noi asking the public - especially men - to take action to end violence against women. The initiative's timing marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the UN in Viet Nam and other development partners organised the campaign, which … [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...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 10-20 (daily updated)

Future Shorts Vietnam - 5 Year Anniversary Sat 15 Nov 2014, 7 pm Saigon Outcast 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, Dist 2, HCMC Future Shorts will be celebrating its fifth year in Vietnam with a screening under the stars at Saigon Outcast on November 15th at 7pm. For the special occasion, we'll be showing the best of the best from the last five years of Future Shorts, and featuring music from DJ Stu Pot. Future Shorts is the world's largest pop-up short film festival, bringing audiences and … [Read more...]

November 10 -16: International Guitar Festival in HCMC

A Nhan Dan selection of noteworthy arts and culture events in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City    HANOI PERFORMANCE Concert and Classical Ballet "Firebird"

8 pm, November 11 and 12 Hanoi Opera House 1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district Ticket prices: VND 200000 - VND 350000 - VND 500000 Subscription Concert Vol.75 "Wagner - Bartok - Brahms" 8 pm, November 13 and 14 Hanoi Opera House 1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district You are invited to Subscription Concert Vol.75 "Wagner - Bartok - Brahms" with: Conductor: Honna Tetsuji Viola Soloist: Imai Nobuko Special Guest Oboe: Furube Ken-Ichi and the Vietnam National Symphony … [Read more...]

Social News 6/11

Drug smuggling ring brought to light Ho Chi Minh City police announced they have smashed a gang trafficking drugs from China. The police said they opened their investigation last month after discovering a man named Nguyen The Manh in Tan Binh district selling drugs to small dealers in Ho Chi Minh City. From Manh, the police tracked down more suppliers and finally reached the ring leader, 36-year-old Vu Xuan Nhat from the northern province of Hai Duong. Nhat bought drug in China and … [Read more...]

Japan gastronomy in town

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Nhat Minh However, local diners are increasingly interested in Japanese culinary culture though the number of Japanese restaurants in the city is not big, though their appearance has not captured much media attention, and though Japanese food, especially raw dishes, is still not popular. Many gourmets say they love Japanese food because it is in general wholesome, and is lower in calories than Western fast food that is excessively rich in fat, salt and sugar. … [Read more...]

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

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

Social News 3/11

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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 … [Read more...]

Establishing the Direction Board for Document ” Bai choi arts in the Central Vietnam”

(Cinet) - Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has promulgated Decision No.3569/QĐ-BVHTTDL on October 27 about establishing the Direction Board to build Document " Bai choi arts of the Central Vietnam" to turn into a list of intangible cultural heritage list of humanity. The Direction Board built Document " Bai choi arts of the Central Vietnam" to submit to the UNESCO Organization including some members as follows: 1. Dang Bich Lien- Deputy Minister of Minsitry of Culture, Sports and … [Read more...]

Hanoi Today

Large avenues and roads More than ten years ago, Hanoi residents were so familiar with the small streets, lanes and short streets, which were laid out in an order similar to a chessboard, that they knew them like their palms. But now nobody can say he/she knows all the roads and streets in Hanoi because the streets are much different than before. With the exception of the old quarter in the centre of the city, a large transport system has been built. All of the new roads are large and … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 20-31 (daily updated)

Subscription Concert Vol.74 "Rheinische" 30 and 31 Oct 2014, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to a subscription concert Vol.74 "Rheinische" with the performance of: Conductor: Olivier Leo Schmidt Piano Soloist: Dao Trong Tuyen And the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra Program Suite for Symphonic Orchestra World Premiere Eight Symphonic pieces from Vietnamese folk song Piano Concerto a-minor Op.54 Vietnam Premiere Symphony No.3 Eb major Op.97 "Rhenish" … [Read more...]

Social News 14/10

New diseases need int'l fightback, experts say More than 100 health, livestock and environment experts from 17 countries are discussing ways to promote collaboration in disease prevention in the face of several newly emerging diseases at a three-day workshop that began in Ha Noi yesterday. They agreed that increased collaboration was needed to prevent and fight the spread of diseases like avian influenza H5N1, H7N9, SARS and Ebola. "We should mobilise society as a whole to participate in … [Read more...]

Highlights for the week 13-18 Oct.

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Japanese Film Festival 2014 - Passion Ha Noi: 10 - 19 Oct 2014 National Cinema Center 87 Lang Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi - Da Nang: 14 - 16 Nov 2014 Le Do Cinema 46 Tran Phu St, Hai Chau Dist., Danang City - Vung Tau: 31 Oct - 02 Nov 2014 Dien Bien Cinema 32 Do Chieu St., Ward 1, Vung Tau City The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam proudly presents Japanese Film Festival: PASSION 2014 from 10 October - 16 November 2014 in Hanoi, Danang, and Vung Tau. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 9/10

Thuy Linh shines at Miss International The strikingly beautiful Vietnamese model Cao Thuy Linh was chosen Best National Costume at the 2014 Miss Grand International (MGI) beauty pageant on October 7. Eighty-five international contestants coming from different countries and territories around the globe participated in the gala affair held in Bangkok, Thailand. Daryanne Lees from Cuba was sashed winner of the MGI 2014. The two runner-up title went to Hiwot Mamo from Ethiopia and Kathryn Kohut … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 8/10

British dance ensemble to brighten Vietnam stages Two stunning contemporary dance productions "Without Stars" and "There We Have Been" inspired by Haruki Murakami's novel Norwegian Wood are set to light up Vietnam stages this October. James Cousins and his dancers will hit the Youth Theatre in Hanoi for a one-night-only show on October 22 and the IDECAF stage in Ho Chi Minh City on October 25-25. A graduate of the London Contemporary Dance School, James Cousins founded his dance company in … [Read more...]

Keeping fit and healthy

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My Tran Fitness center: health, fitness and entertainment … [Read more...]