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...]

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Celebrity to host concert in memory of composer father

Composed: From right, diva Thanh Lam, her mother Thanh Huong, her daughter Thien Thanh, and her brother - electro music composer Tri Minh, will present in the music show Ban Tinh Ca Cha Viet on November 8. - VNS Photo Giang Huy

HA NOI (VNS) - Diva Thanh Lam and her younger brother, electronic musician Tri Minh, will jointly stage a music show in memory of their beloved father, composer Thuan Yen. … [Read more...]

Social News 28/10

President Obama thanks Vietnamese American nurse Nurse Nina Pham - the first person to catch Ebola on US soil has been declared free of the deadly disease 13 days after testing positive, clearing the way for President Obama to give her a big hug in the oval office. "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today. Throughout this ordeal, I have put my faith in God and my medical team." Pham said on October 24 at a press conference. "The Ebola experience was a very stressful and … [Read more...]

Top attractions in Vietnam worth every visit

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The Hanoitimes - The top 45 most attractive destinations in Vietnam were choosen by by travel companies, Vietnam Record Association and domestic and foreign tourists with the view of seeking and promoting the country's fastinating tourism site. The Top 45 list include Top 5 ancient temples with the oldest education in Vietnam, Top 10 islands with natural beauty, Top 10 destinations for spritual tourism, Top 10 sea tourism landscapes, Top 5 ancient villages and Top 5 markets with specific … [Read more...]

Top 45 attractive destinations in Viet Nam announced

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Guinness Vietnam has announced the top 45 most attractive destinations in Viet Nam, selected during the itinerary of seeking and promoting the country's fastinating hotspots by travel companies, Viet Nam Record Association and domestic and foreign tourists. … [Read more...]

Top 45 attractive destinations in Vietnam announced

Tourists visiting the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam), one of the ancient temples with the oldest education in Vietnam.

(CPV) - Guinness Vietnam has announced the top 45 most attractive destinations in Vietnam, selected during the itinerary of seeking and promoting the country's fastinating hotspots by travel companies, Vietnam Record Association and domestic and foreign tourists. The Top 45 list include Top 5 ancient temples with the oldest education in Vietnam, Top 10 islands with natural beauty, Top 10 destinations for spritual tourism, Top 10 sea tourism landscapes, Top 5 ancient villages and Top 5 markets … [Read more...]

Social News 10/9

Gang sentenced to prison The HCM City People's Court yesterday sentenced the owner of a massage parlor to 12 years in prison for illegally detaining a total of 73 women at a local chain of unlicensed massage parlors after a two-day trial. Phan Cao Tri, 41, the owner of Tan Hoang Phat massage parlors, was sentenced to 12 years for "illegally detaining people" and "extorting people's properties." His accomplices were also given prison sentences for "illegally detaining people". Phan Viet Hau, … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 14/8

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Short film series to be presented in HCM City Ten short films in the series Berlinale Shorts Go Abroad of the International Film Festival of Berlin will be screened at Cafe Thu Bay coffee shop this weekend. … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 10/7

Vietnam among top five nations with highest abortion rate A July 8 meeting in HCM City marking World Population Day announced that on a per capita basis, Vietnam has one of the five highest abortion rates in the world. Delegates at the event reported that Vietnam has the highest abortion rate in the Southeast Asian region, and its birth rate among adolescents aged 15-19 years is rather high (46/1,000). They pointed out that Ho Chi Minh City has the highest abortion rate in Vietnam, … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 15/5

Chinese workers in Vietnam invited to protest illegal oil drill Around 400 workers from the northern province of Thai Binh made a motorbike trip to Haiphong City, in a bid to urge Chinese workers to oppose the illegal oil rig in Vietnamese waters. As the workers' protest progressed on May 14 many others from Chinese-invested factories in Vinh Bao, Tien Lang, Kien Anh and Duong Kinh districts in Haiphong City joined in. The Vietnamese workers hoped to convince Chinese who work and live in … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 1/5

Russia to begin construction on 6th submarine for Vietnam St Petersburg-based Admiralty Verfi shipyard will commence work on its 6th submarine for Vietnam on May 28, according to Russian media sources. This is the final submarine the Russian shipbuilder is providing to Vietnam pursuant to a contract signed in 2009. The first submarine, dubbed HQ-182 Hanoi successfully made its first maiden voyage on January 8, 2014. The second vessel named HQ-183 Ho Chi Minh City docked at Vietnam's … [Read more...]

Exploiting Tourism Potential of Vinh Phuc Province

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Located 50 kilometres northwest of Hanoi, Vinh Phuc province is blessed with breathtaking landscapes such as Tam Dao, Tay Thien, Dai Lai and Dam Vac. Especially, Tam Dao resort is rated as one of the most scenic tourism spots in the North of Vietnam. Vinh Phuc also has nearly 500 historical and cultural spots, an human resource important in attracting tourists. Typically, Binh Son Tower in Tam Son commune, Lap Thach district is a unique architecture work built in the Ly dynasty. In addition, … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 21/3

Ha Noi blogger Pham Viet Dao has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to abusing his rights to freedom and democracy.

Ha Noi blogger to spend 15 months in jail for slander The court ruled that his actions had infringed upon State interests, rights and legitimate interests of organisations or citizens under Article 258 of the Penal Code. The jail term will starts from the date he was detained on June 13, 2013, the court ruled. The indictment read that Dao, 62, residing in Buoi ward, Tay Ho district, authored three blogs -Phamvietdao3.blogspot.com, Phamvietdao4.blogspot.com and … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 20/3

A rare species of turtle was discovered and caught at an eco-tourism park in Hanoi on March 17.

Rare, 50-kg turtle found in Hanoi The turtle, that weighs 30 kilos and measures 75 cm in length, is a southern Vietnamese turtle with its scientific name Amyda Cartilaginea, noted Assistant Professor Ha Dinh Duc who has studied turtle species for years. He added that the species primarily lives in canals, rivers, lakes and rice fields. In Vietnam, they are usually distributed in the provinces of Thua Thien - Hue, Dak Lak, Lam Dong, and Khanh Hoa. The 50-year-old turtle is thought to have … [Read more...]

Social Headlines January 7

Tough measures against violators of food safety rules Central and provincial authorities on Thursday suggested tougher measures against violators of food safety regulations in the midst of the Action Month for Food Safety that is taking place until February 25. Violators will have their names publicized in local media as a punitive action, while repeated offenses will result in coerced business shutdown, according to the online conference on Thursday chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc … [Read more...]

Leading players advance at Vietnam Masters

There were no surprises in the second round of the Vietnam Masters tennis tournament in Ho Chi Minh City on December 25, with the stronger players all progressing to the next round. National championship runner-up Nguyen Hoang Thien of Ho Chi Minh City had no difficulty in beating overseas Vietnamese Vu Aterm of the Military Team 6-2, 6-1. The Military Team's Ho Huynh Dan Mach came from behind to overcome Lam Quang Tri of Ca Mau before Tri had to retire with an injury. Tran Hoang Anh Khoa … [Read more...]

Leading players advance at Viet Nam Masters

There were no surprises in the second round of the Viet Nam Masters tennis tournament yesterday in HCM City, with the stronger players all progressing to the next round. National championship runner-up Nguyen Hoang Thien of HCM City had no difficulty in beating overseas Vietnamese Vu Aterm of the Military team 6-2, 6-1. The Military team's Ho Huynh Dan Mach came from behind to overcome Lam Quang Tri of Ca Mau before Tri had to retire with an injury. Tran Hoang Anh Khoa trounced Military … [Read more...]

Four region-based minimum wage levels

VGP - Decree 70/2011/ND/CP dated August 22, 2011 stipulates region-based minimum wage levels for laborers working for companies, enterprises, cooperatives, cooperative groups, farms, households, individuals and agencies, organizations employing laborers. The Government has recently issued Decree 182/2013/ND-CP to replace valid Decree 103/2012/ND-CP, dated December 4, 2012 on monthly minimum wage for employees. Accordingly, since January 1, 2014, the monthly minimum wage for employees will … [Read more...]

Social Highlights for November 5

The host team from Tran Cao Van primary school and Ha Noi's Viet Kids won the two first prizes in the National Robothon (Robot) Competition at Military Zone 5's Sport Centre yesterday.

HCM City to tackle river and canal encroachment Ung Van Thiem encroaches on thousands of square metres used to protect Saigon River The inspection taskforce, led by Mr. Tuan, includes deputy directors from a number of municipal departments and agencies. The results will be issued in a report to the HCM City People's Committee in December. According to Mr. Tuan, the problem of encroachment is not a new issue in HCM City and municipal authorities have taken actions against violators. … [Read more...]

Tam Dao

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Less than two hours from Hanoi, the former French hill station offers a welcome, fresh air break from the stresses of the capital. Driving up the winding road, picnic baskets in tow, it's hard to get used to the stillness. Barely two hours from Hanoi, Tam Dao National Park feels like a different world. A light breeze rustles through the trees; except for the occasional passing car or motorbike, the mountain route is refreshingly empty. Nestled in a valley between sweeping green hills, the … [Read more...]