Social News 27/2

Hanoi: Waste treatment plants to be operational in 2015 A number of waste treatment plants in Hanoi’s outlying districts of Dan Phuong, Phu Xuyen, My Duc, Ba Vi and Soc Son are expected to be operational this year. Notably, the 73ha Nam Son Waste Treatment Complex (Phase II) in Soc Son district will be put into operation in April. According to Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vu Hong Khanh, the city will discharge an estimated 8,500 tonnes of solid waste a day by 2020 and 11,300 tonnes by 2030. To treat the waste, the city authorities have zoned off areas for solid waste treatment by 2030. Under the Prime Minister-approved planning, Hanoi will have 17 waste treatment plants by 2030, including eight expanded and nine newly-built ones. There are currently nine enterprises collecting and processing household waste in the city. Most of the waste is treated using several methods such as burying and burning. Around 5,400 tonnes of waste are discharged each … [Read more...]

The most prominent under-30 faces in Vietnam

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VietNamNet Bridge - Forbes Vietnam has released its first-ever list of 30 of Vietnam's brightest stars under the age of 30 in different fields, including business, communications, entertainment and sports. The faces on Vietnam’s 30 under 30 list. Photo: Forbes Vietnam "30 Under 30" is a list of rising stars of the future generation in various fields that was issued by Forbes USA magazine for the first time four years ago. This is the first time Forbes Vietnam has published a 30 under 30 list. The candidates for the list were nominated by the public and then selected by the category judges of Forbes Vietnam. On the list, there are faces widely known in Vietnam, especially among young people, such as Nguyen Ha Dong (computer game design – Flappy Bird creator), comedian Tran Thanh, blogger Tran Duc Viet - JVevermind (social media) and chess master Le Quang Liem. There are some people who are unknown to the public, but they are highly respected in their fields for … [Read more...]

Forbes Vietnam releases maiden 30 under 30 list, including Flappy Bird creator

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Forbes Vietnam unveiled Monday its maiden "30 Under 30" list, featuring 30 Vietnamese individuals who stand out in the industries they are part of, four years after Forbes U.S. introduced the list. Nguyen Ha Dong, the Hanoi-based app developer behind the addictive Flappy Bird mobile game; chess grandmaster Le Quang Liem; star comedian Huynh Tran Thanh; and hot vlogger Tran Duc Viet, aka JVevermind. There are also individuals that are not widely known to the public, but are renowned in their own industries thanks to their achievements, such as Thi Anh Dao, a digital marketer, and Luong Duy Hoai, who specializes in e-commerce. The "30 Under 30" is a list of rising stars, born from 1985 on, of the next generation of leadership in different industries, from business and startup to entertainment and sports, Forbes Vietnam, which debuted in June 2013, said in a press release. "They are full of the startup spirit, and are representatives of an active, confident generation that is … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 22/1

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Photos of wild birds on show Saturday Wildlife At Risk (WAR) will join hands with the Youth Cultural Center to open a photo exhibition called "Chim rung mua ket ban" (wild birds in mating time) by local artist Tang A Pau from January 24 to 28. It is expected around 130 photos featuring wild birds like red-head crane, white-neck crane and babbler in nature will be on display at the Youth Cultural Center in HCMC’s District 1. Author Tang A Pau has traveled around the country to capture lively moments of birds, especially birds in the mating season. Some photos will be put on sale at the show to raise funds for wildlife protection and a shelter for kids in the Central Highlands. "This is a collection with many rare and precious photos of birds which are in danger of extinction, and hardly found in nature. There are many species that I have never seen or just seen once or twice in my life. I’m calling on people to let wild birds live in the natural environment if we … [Read more...]

HCM City theatres mark holiday season

Festive: Pop singers are preparing for big shows to celebrate Christmas and New Year.

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City theatres promise a variety of new and interesting shows this festive season to suit audiences of varying musical and dramatic tastes. For music fans, the Trong Dong Club in Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, District 1, will offer a special music and song programme Xuan Yeu Thuong (The Spring of Love) each night from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day. Attracting music stars and bands, including singers Dam Vinh Hung, Dong Nhi, Noo Phuoc Thinh and pop bands 365 and Mat Ngoc, the event will provide young fans with a world of sound and light on a modern stage. The Youth & Culture House's music shows are familiar with local students and workers. This season, the cultural house will stage two free programmes, Chuc Mung Xuan Moi (Celebrating New Spring) and Vong Tay Yeu Thuong (Embracing Arms), at its theatre in Pham Ngoc Thach Street, District 1. Both shows, providing various songs, dances, circuses and comedies, will begin at night on the first day of … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 22/12

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National television festival wraps up The 34th National Television Festival wrapped up in Hue on Saturday, ending four days of film screenings, workshops and competitions. The judges awarded prizes to nearly half of the 513 entries submitted for consideration at the festival. Tran Binh Minh, general director of Viet Nam Television and chairman of the festival organisers, said the entries reflected many aspects of life in the country and were produced using new technology. However, he added that many of them were not creative enough and he expected a breakthrough at next year's festival in Quang Binh Province. The award winners covered the protection of Vietnamese sovereignty over the Paracel (Hoang Sa) and Spratly (Truong Sa) achipelagoes; and environmental protection at a time of rising pollution and illegal deforestation. This year's festival welcomed 116 production units with over 500 programmes based on music, children's programmes, documentaries, reports, science and … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 21/12

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Ha Tinh to preserve 200-year-old dwelling The Ha Tinh Museum is preparing a plan to preserve a 200-year-old "typical Vietnamese house", officials say. The museum staff said they discovered the house in mountainous Huong Son Commune, Huong Khe District during a recent investigative trip. The house is in good condition with all original structures intact, from the gate to the main building. The gate, built with laterite bricks, has complicated carvings on it. The main building includes three sections of a wooden frame that are similar to the nha ruong (wooden house with many beams and pillars) found in Hue. Traditional carvings of birds and flora were also found on the wooden beams. The house's roof is covered by the yin-yang earthen tiles and its walls are made of unbaked clay. Writer Bui Ngoc Tan passes away after long cancer fight Writer Bui Ngoc Tan, 80, passed away on Thursday after many years fighting cancer. Tan was born in 1934 in the northern city of Hai Phong. He … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 10-20 (daily updated)

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Piano Recital with Boris Schönleber from Berlin Sun 19 Oct 2014, 8 pm Goethe Institut 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học Ba Đình, Hà Nội Program of the piano recital Richard Wagner (1813-1883) | Piano Sonata WWV 85 for Mathilde Wesendonck Richard Strauss (1864-1949) | 5 Piano pieces op. 3 Andante Allegro vivace. Scherzando Largo Allegro molto Allegro marcatissimo ************ Intermission ************ Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) | 24 Préludes op. 28 Agitato C-Dur, Lento a-Moll, Vivace G-dur, Largo e-Moll, Allegro molto D-Dur, … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 29/8

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Peter Rabbit books translated into Vietnamese The Kim Dong Publishing House, a publisher of children's books, has released a book collection featuring the world's most famous rabbit, Peter Rabbit. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 8/8

Vietnamese crowned Miss Asian America Jennifer Chung beat out 20 other Asian beauties and was crowned Miss Asian America on August 3 in San Francisco the US. The 21-year-old is ethnically Vietnamese and resides in San Jose, CA. She is 1m76 tall, weighs 53kg and measures 84-62-94. Miss Chung is currently a student at San Francisco State University majoring in Business Administration. She has extensive hands-on experience in business operations, sales and marketing, having started a family business, Forever Beaumore Cosmetics Inc. … [Read more...]

Minh reaches second round of US Open

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Minh reaches second round of US Open Top Vietnamese shuttler Nguyen Tien Minh beat American Nicholas Robert Henson Waller in the first round of the 2014 YONEX Suffolk County Community College US Open Championships yesterday. … [Read more...]

Sixty Zitherists perform in HCMC

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More than 60 zitherists at home and abroad joined in a concert t at Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music that is part of dan tranh (sixteen-string zither) art program 2014 to take place in the city from June 30-July 4. The list of participants includes students and teachers of the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music, the Tieng hat que huong (Voice of homeland) club, the Duyet Thi Trang quarter, and folk music groups in the US and France such as VAV Tranhsemble, Huong Viet, Phuong Ca. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 1/7

Singing contest lures young pro singersLe Huu Hieu liberates his life with paintings Artist Le Huu Hieu will display 18 oil-on-canvas paintings at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi from July 3 to 9 to share his passion with the public, telling how he uses fine arts to liberate his spiritual life. There are many ways to liberate one's spiritual life and it is as important as the metabolism process of human being. While many people opt for entertainment activities or some kinds of hobbies or jobs, Hieu uses painting. To him, painting is a way of liberating human beings but via which one can still maintain energy. … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 16/6

Vietnam, US discuss non-traditional gas development Safely and effectively developing non-traditional gas resources without damaging the environment was the focus of a workshop held in Hanoi on June 12-13. Jointly organized by the US Embassy in Vietnam and the Ministry of Industry and Trade's General Department of Energy, the event attracted a crowd of experts from both countries operating in the field, along with those from the member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and ASEAN. … [Read more...]

Young City artists hold group show

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HCM CITY (VNS) — A group exhibition, Out of Nowhere, which marks the grand opening of Sao La, a Galerie Quynh initiative, will feature works in a range of media from painting and photography to installation and video by 10 young artists based in HCM City. … [Read more...]