Sports News Headlines 7/3

A Vespa GTS Super 125 scooter, worth nearly VND80 million (US$3,760), was presented to the winner of the 'SEA Games Gold Impression' prize, swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien at an awards ceremony on March 5.

Goran to train Dong Tam Long An Dong Tam Long An have appointed Kupunovic Goran as the team's technical director. The Serbian is expected to provide the V-League strugglers with a much needed boost. "We are playing poorly at the moment and we have shortage of trainers, so we decided to invite Goran. He will help us to become more competitive," said Vo Thanh Nhiem, chairman of Dong Tam Long An. The 47-year-old director previously worked for the club in 2007 with Long An's U21 squad. Long An are currently one place off the bottom of the table with thee points after seven games. Their next game will be at home against Dong Nai on March 15. Nam advances in Thailand Ly Hoang Nam strolled into the third round of the Chang Thailand ITF Junior G1 boys singles in Nonthaburi yesterday. His opponent, Oscar Janglin from Sweden, was forced to withdraw with the score at 6-4, 3-0 in Nam's favour. His next opponent will be Jake Delaney of Australia who beat Alberto Lim of the … [Read more...]

Memorial Temple constructed for General Vo Nguyen Giap

Memorial Temple for General Vo Nguyen Giap

A Memorial Temple for late General Vo Nguyen Giap and other national heroes was inaugurated in Tan An Commune in Vinh Cuu District in Dong Nai Province on December 22. The Temple is located on a hill at the upper reaches of the Dong Nai River and covers an area of about 450 square meters in An Vien Vinh Hang Cemetery. The Temple is in Vietnamese-style traditional architecture, a wooden three-compartment house, which was built from October to December. The construction is also a commemorative area for Senior Lieutenant General Tran Van Tra, Lieutenant General Nguyen Binh, female General Nguyen Thi Dinh and military commander and poet Huynh Van Nghe . Provincial leaders and thousands of people attended the opening ceremony honoring heroes of the country. In addition, the Vietnam History Science Association has cooperated with the Antique Association in Thanh Hoa Province and the Association of Lam Kinh Cultural Heritage to cast a bronze drum, a canon and a sword as offerings to … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED ON DEC. 9-20

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The Family Festival Kermesse 2011 Sun 11 Dec 2011, 9 am - 6 pm Thao Cam Vien (Park), 2B Nguyen Binh Khiem, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCM The Family Festival Kermesse 2011 will be held with sport activities, traditional games and many performances. In the festival, young children as well as adults will have fun with all the activities and traditional games from France and many interesting prizes for the winners. During the festival, there are many performances such as Dancing (with Capoeira demo from Dancenter), Circus show, concert, 2 lottery and many more! Also French and Vietnamese food served by experienced chefs will also be available for sale. All proceeds from the Family Festival will be donated to Poussieres de Vie organization. Poussières de Vie is charity organization established in 2003 to help street kids in Ho Chi Minh City and Kontum. We have approached and worked with more than 500 children from 6 to 18 years of age. We have taught these children Vietnamese, … [Read more...]

ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 4/11

HCMC hosts screening of American Documentary Films American filmmaker Steve Klein and film expert Melinda Levin arrived in Ho Chi Minh City to take part in a screening of American Documentary Films on November 2. Steve Klein presented his movie titled “Make Believe” to Vietnamese audience. A coming-of-age journey set in the quirky subculture of magic, “Make Believe” follows six of the world's best young magicians as they pursue the title of Teen World Champion magicians and leads us through their personal journeys of transformation through stage magic. “Make Believe” was the winner of Best Documentary in the Los Angeles Film Festival 2010 and Audience Award in Austin Film Festival 2010. The event is being organized by the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City. His Holiness visits VietnamHis Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa is in Vietnam for a preaching trip from November 1-17 under the invitation of the Hanoi Buddhist Association to commemorate the … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 10/10

Plans in place to ensure price stability The industry and trade sector plans to attempt market regulation in stabilising domestic prices by the end of 2011. The statement was made by an official from the Ministry of Industry and Trade during an online meeting yesterday. Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Le Duong Quang said that, in order to achieve results, a price fever leading up to Tet had to be avoided at all costs. He added that the domestic commodities market would experience complicated fluctuations by the end of the year, affected by factors such as inflation. To reach an annual CPI jump of 18 per cent, balancing supply and demand would be a tough job, necessitating cooperation in following market developments, he explained. Market watch would help regulate the supply and demand of goods and stabilise markets to ensure effective production. Relevant offices are set to promote market controls to ensure the supply of essential goods including petrol, … [Read more...]

Most modern cemetery in Vietnam, new threat to Dong Nai river

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VietNamNet Bridge - It remains questionable why the cemetery project near the Dong Nai River which threatens the life of the river, has been approved. In early July 2011, Dona Coop announced the project on building a cemetery which is expected to be the most modern one in Vietnam, to be located on the advantageous position in accordance with oriental geomancy. However, worries and doubts have been raised about the feasibility of the project. The position which the investors calls "advantageous position" is, in fact, is just 100 meters far from the Dong Nai river. Therefore, they have every reason to worry that the cemetery would pollute the river and threaten the means of subsistence of thousands of local people. The paradise for the dead… The An Vien Vinh Hang cemetery covers an area of 116 hectares in the first phase, capitalized at 500 billion dong and it is expected to become operational from the end of 2011. After that, 200 hectares more would be expanded in the second phase of … [Read more...]

List of Elected Candidates into Dong Nai 8th Tenure People’s Council in 2011-2016 Period

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On the morning of May 30, Dong Nai Election Committee officially announced the list of elected candidates into Dong Nai 8th Tenure People's Council in 2011-2016 Period. 99.73 percent of voters went to polls … [Read more...]

SOCIETY IN BRIEF 4/8

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Big electricity savings in Ha Noi this year Ha Noi saved 60 million kWh of electricity in the first seven months of this year, according to Ha Noi Electricity (EVN Ha Noi). The amount accounted for 1 per cent of the total output and exceeded the target set by Viet Nam Electricity by 0.1 per cent. … [Read more...]

Top Vietnamese swimmers to compete in SEA swimming champs

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien

Top Vietnamese swimmers Nguyen Thi Anh Vien and Hoang Quy Phuoc will compete in the 38th Southeast Asian (SEA) Age-Group Swimming Championship, which started on June 6 in Singapore. Seventeen-year-old female Vien, who has returned home from the United States, is set to shine in her favourite events, 200 metre backstroke and 400 metre medley, while Phuoc will hopefully win gold in the men's 200-metre freestyle event. At last year's 27th SEA Games in Myanmar, Vien won three gold medals and Phuoc won one gold. … [Read more...]

Vien, Phuoc to compete in SEA swimming champs

HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese top swimmers Nguyen Thi Anh Vien and Hoang Quy Phuoc will compete in the 38th Southeast Asian (SEA) Age-Group Swimming Championship, which is scheduled to start today in Singapore. Seventeen-year-old female Vien, who has returned home from the United States, is set to shine in her favourite events, 200 metre backstroke and 400 metre medley, while Phuoc will hopefully win gold in the men's 200-metre freestyle event. At last year's 27th SEA Games in Myanmar, Vien won three gold medals and Phuoc won one gold. … [Read more...]

Vietnam targets top swimming prizes at 2014 Asian Games

The 2014 Asian Games (17th ASIAD) promises to be memorable for Vietnamese swimming as top Vietnamese swimmers Nguyen Thi Anh Vien and Hoang Quy Phuoc are prepared to compete for top honours, said the Nhan Dan (People) online newspaper. Although it is one of the two fundamental Olympic sports, swimming has never been a strength of Vietnam's in Asian competitions, even at the Southeast Asian (SEA) level. However, the situation has improved remarkably in the last three or four years thanks to the emergence of a generation of outstanding young athletes like Anh Vien, Quy Phuoc, Tran Duy Khoi, Lam Quang Nhat and Nguyen Thi Kim Tuyen. These Vietnamese swimmers have been gradually re-drawing the regional swimming map with their sparkling achievements in the last two SEA Games editions. After the two gold medals won by Quy Phuoc at the 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia, Vietnam performed even at last year's 27th SEA Games in Myanmar with five gold medals, three of which went to Anh Vien. … [Read more...]

Athletes prepare to write new page in Vietnamese swimming history

Anh Vien is expected to excel in her favourite 200m backstroke at the 17th ASIAD - Incheon 2014

Nhan Dan Online - The 2014 Asian Games (17th ASIAD) promises to be memorable for Vietnamese swimming as top swimmers Nguyen Thi Anh Vien and Hoang Quy Phuoc are prepared to do combat for top honours. Medal target Although it is one of the two fundamental Olympic sports, swimming has never been a strength of Vietnam's in Asian competitions, even at the Southeast Asian (SEA) level. However, the situation has improved remarkably in the last three or four years thanks to the emergence of a generation of outstanding young athletes like Anh Vien, Quy Phuoc, Tran Duy Khoi, Lam Quang Nhat and Nguyen Thi Kim Tuyen. These Vietnamese swimmers have been gradually re-drawing the regional swimming map with their sparkling achievements in the last two SEA Games editions. After the two gold medals won by Quy Phuoc at the 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia, Vietnam performed even at last year's 27th SEA Games in Myanmar with five gold medals, three of which went to Anh Vien. In 2012, Anh Vien became … [Read more...]

Anh Vien wins four gold medals in US swimming tournament

Vietnamese swimming star Anh Vien wins four gold and two silver medals at the 2014 NASA Junior National Championships in Florida, the US (Credit: vnexpress.net)

Nhan Dan Online - Vietnamese swimming star Nguyen Thi Anh Vien has bagged four gold medals at the 2014 NASA Junior National Championships in Florida, the US. In addition to the first gold medal on March 27, Anh Vien took another one in women's 400 yard mixed event with a time of 4:08:88 the following day. The American swimmer Lisa Bratton finished second with 4:13:37. Earlier, she also triumphed in the women's 500 yard freestyle event with a time of 4:42:66, while her follower Taylor Ault clocked at 4:47:14. On the final day of the competition on March 29, the top Vietnamese swimmer continued to affirm herself with the fourth gold medal in the women's 200-yard butterfly swimming event with a time of 1:56:49, two seconds faster than the runner-up Megan Brown. In addition four gold medals, she also won two silvers in the women's 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard freestyle. With these impressive achievements, Anh Vien was voted as the most outstanding athlete of Group 1 … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – Mar 30

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Tuoitrenews briefs some of the leading stories published today in Vietnamese media: -- Bui Van Tinh, chairman of the People's Committee of Hoa Binh Province, and Khamhung Huongvongsi, his visiting counterpart of Huaphan Province of Laos, have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in cultural exchange, Vietnamese and Lao language training, and trade-investment at the end of a recent working session in the northern Vietnamese province. -- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung's official visit to Cuba has hit the headlines in major Cuban newspapers in the Central American country, including Granma, which is under the Communist Party of Cuba, and Juventud Rebelde (Rebel Youth). Society: -- The Vietnamese Ministry of Transport has proposed the government task the Ministry of Public Security with cooperating with Japanese invesitgators to probe an allegation that a Japanese firm, Japan Transportation Consultants, Inc., paid over US$780,000 in bribes in return … [Read more...]

Vietnamese swimmer reaps golds at junior tourney in US

Vietnamese swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien. Photo: tuoitre.vn

PANO - Vietnam's top swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien bagged three golds and two silvers at the 2014 NASA Junior National Championship Cup, held in the US State of Florida from March 26th to 29th. At the women's 400m individual medley on March 29th, Vien defeated Lisa Bratton to finish first with a time of 4 minutes and 8 seconds. The same day, she won a silver at the 200m free-style category. Previously, she pocketed 2 golds at the 500m free-style and 200m individual medley events and a silver at the 200m backstroke. At the recent Florida Swimming Spring Senior Championships, the swimmer won four golds and two silvers. In addition, Vien was voted as the first of the 10 most outstanding youths in Vietnam in 2013 and awarded a Creative Youth badge by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union. Vien is now participating in an intensive training tour in the US for the 17th Asian Games in the Republic of Korea this September. In another development, Vietnam's promising gymnast Phan … [Read more...]

Vietnamese swimmer wins gold in US

Vietnam 's top swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien won a gold medal at the NASA Junior Championship Cup in Florida , US, on March 28. The 17-year-old overcame Lisa Bratton of St Augustine in the women's 200m medley in a time of 1:58.10. At the recent Florida Swimming Spring Senior Championships, she bagged four gold and two silver medals. The Can Tho-born swimmer is getting intensive training in the US in preparation for the 17th Asian Games in the Republic of Korea this September, where she is expected to add to her medal collection.-VNA … [Read more...]

Vien wins gold in US

Viet Nam's top swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien won a gold medal at the NASA Junior Championship Cup in Florida, US yesterday.— Photo vov

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's top swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien won a gold medal at the NASA Junior Championship Cup in Florida, US yesterday. The 17-year-old overcame Lisa Bratton of St Augustine in the women's 200m medley in a time of 1:58.10. At the recent Florida Swimming Spring Senior Championships, she bagged four gold and two silver medals. The Can Tho-born swimmer is getting intensive training in the US in preparation for the 17th Asian Games in South Korea this September, where she is expected to add to her medal collection.— VNS … [Read more...]

Anh Vien shines in US swimming competition

Vietnamese swimmer star Nguyen Thi Anh Vien

Nhan Dan Online - Top Vietnamese swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien has won a gold medal at the 2014 United States National Age-Group Swimming Championships in Florida. On March 27, Anh Vien took gold in the 200m women's mixed relay event with a time of 1:58.10, followed closely by the American swimmer Lisa Bratton (1:58.57). She will also compete in the 200m and 400m freestyle and the 400m mixed categories at the tournament, which is scheduled to wrap up on March 29. This is just one of several encouraging achievements recorded by Anh Vien during her training course in the US. Earlier, she won four gold and two silver medals at the 2014 Florida Swimming Spring Senior Championship, which ran from February 27 to March 3 in Orlando, Florida. The 17-year-old swimming star has been listed among the world's 10 best swimmers in the 400m women's mixed category by the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), and was just honoured as one of the most outstanding Vietnamese athletes of … [Read more...]

Vien joins list of world’s top 10 swimmers in women’s medley

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien has become the first Vietnamese swimmer to rank in the world's top 10 in the women's 400m medley. She achieved it with a time of 4:41.68, which won her a silver medal at the Orlando Grand Prix on February 14 during an intensive training course in the US. This broke her own record of 4:46:46 set at the Southeast Asian Games (SEA) in Myanmar last December. The 17-year-old female swimmer is the fourth Asian on International Swimming Federation (FINA)'s list. Miyu Otsuka of Japan is world No 3 with a time of 4:37.33, Min Zhou of China ranks fifth, 4:38.16 and seventh place goes to Chinese Shiwen Ye. Early this month, Vien also bagged four golds and two silvers medals at the Florida Swimming Spring Senior Championship 2014 in Orlando, Florida. This result also helped her rank in the list of best young athletes of the US.— VNS … [Read more...]

Vien bags fourth gold at US competition

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien.— File Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Nguyen Thi Anh Vien clinched her fourth gold medal at the Florida Swimming Spring Senior Championships 2014 yesterday (March 3). The top Vietnamese swimmer, who competed for the Saint Augustine club where she has been training for months, came first in the women's 200 yard butterfly event, clocking a time of 1min 58.64 seconds. Runner-up Justine Bowker finished at 2:0.36. Later, the London Olympian bagged a silver medal in the women's 200 yard backstroke event with a time of 58.40, some 3 seconds slower than the gold medalist Madeline Hess. Vien had won three gold medals and one silver medal over the weekend. Vien, who is the Athlete of the Year 2013, will receive the 27th SEA Games Impression Award by the The Thao&Van Hoa (Sports and Culture) newspaper for her outstanding performance at the biennial competition last December in Myanmar. As Vien is in the US, her family will represent her at the ceremony, which will be held in her home city of Can Tho … [Read more...]