An ongoing exhibition in Hanoi is highlighting precious family memories captured in outstanding entries of a six-month photography competition. The exhibition, entitled 'Mai am gia dinh Viet' (Vietnamese homes), was opened at the Vietnamese Women's Museum in Hoan Kiem District on Friday and will run until Sunday. 'Vietnamese homes' showcases 70 best photos chosen from a pool of nearly 1,000 entries submitted by 238 participants to a photography competition organized by Nguoi Ha Noi (Hanoian) newspaper and Nguoi Lam Bao (Journalist) online magazine. The six-month contest, running from June, was held in observation of the Vietnamese Family Day (June 28). Of the 70 images on display, two were awarded second prizes, three won the third prizes, and 11 received consolidation prizes. There was no first-prize winner. The photos captured the intimate moments among members of families across Vietnam in their daily activities. Below are some of the … [Read more...] about Museum exhibition displays best entries from family photo contest in Hanoi
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California's Pacific Gas and Electric will pay $13.5 billion to settle lawsuits over its role in a series of wildfires that killed scores of people and destroyed thousands of homes, the utility giant said Friday. Faulty PG&E powerlines were blamed for sparking last year's so-called Camp Fire in northern California -- the deadliest in the state's history -- that left 86 people dead Faulty PG&E powerlines were blamed for sparking last year's so-called Camp Fire in northern California -- the deadliest in the state's history -- that left 86 people dead. Outdated facilities including vulnerable wooden poles and failure to deforest land surrounding high-voltage transmission lines were blamed for the inferno, prompting accusations the San Francisco-based firm had put profit before safety. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in January, saying it faced more than $30 billion in claims over the blaze. It was also sued over three other fires dating back to 2015, including … [Read more...] about PG&E agrees to $13.5 billion payout for deadly California fires
Lumitel, Viettel Group's mobile operator in Burundi. Viettel is among a number of Vietnamese pioneering companies investing in Africa. (Photo courtesy of Viettel) Hanoi (VNA) - Bilateral trade between Vietnam and African economies has made significant growth in the past decade, however, there is still room for improvement. Two-way trade jumped 250 percent to 6.6 billion USD in 2018 from 2.52 billion USD in 2010, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dang Minh Khoi told a seminar on December 6. During that time, Africa became a favourite destination for Vietnamese companies that operate in telecommunications, agriculture and education such as the military-backed telecom group Viettel, he said. The two sides had also made improvements in political, social and diplomatic relations. Those facts prove the potential of bilateral co-operation between Vietnam and African nations is huge, Khoi added. Secretary General of the International Organisation … [Read more...] about Experts call for risk management to boost Vietnam-Africa trade
A Vietnamese taxi driver accused an American woman of Vietnamese descendant of sexually harassing him on May 4 but oddly the latter had reported to local police that she was raped by another cabbie just a couple of days earlier. The accuser-turned-accused Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 40, is also the one who had lodged complaints to local police against a Vietnamese tabloid for what she called ostensible made-up stories last year that she raped many taxi drivers, one of whom was said to be forced to have sex with her over 30 times in two days. However, all of her accusations have been disproved by Vietnamese authorities eventually. Ngoc: I’m a rape victim The American woman told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on May 1 that she returned to Vietnam to meet a 31-year-old young man named N.Đ.T. living in the southern city of Vung Tau who proclaimed himself as a “poor kept man.” Ngoc said after having a vacation in Hanoi, she and the man in question flew to Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...] about Vietnamese American’s rape accusation: Raping? Being raped? Or lies?
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (Photo: VNA) Moscow (VNA) – Russia is one of the most reliable partners of Vietnam and the coming visit by National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan is another illustration of the special and multi-faceted relations, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh said on the threshold of the visit, scheduled for December 8-11. In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency, the diplomat said the many visits by high-level leaders of the two countries over the past year show that the bilateral comprehensive, strategic and cooperative partnership is now at its best development stage. He added that the coming visit is of great importance as it continues to affirm Vietnam’s consistent foreign policy of always attaching importance to and wishing to further consolidating and pushing its relations with Russia. During her stay in Russia, Ngan will preside over the first meeting of the inter-parliamentary … [Read more...] about Parliamentary cooperation a new pulse for Vietnam – Russia ties: ambassador