A yoga warrior photo gallery will be displayed at the Pink Hat Day event on Sunday at the Crescent Mall in HCM City’s District 7. Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The annual Pink Hat Day which will take place this Sunday at Crescent Mall in HCM City’s District 7 is calling for hair donations to support breast cancer patients. The fund-raising event with the theme “Be a Warrior, Not a Worrier” is part of the activities organised by the Breast Cancer Network Việt Nam (BCNV) to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The BCNV expects to get 1,000 hair sets, which will be used to produce wigs for cancer patients nationwide. The event will feature a series of activities, including outdoor yoga and yoga music with the participation of 200 people, Zumba dancing, and body painting. Free breast screening and consultations from the Vietnam-Singapore Hospital will also be offered. The Australian Consul General in HCM City, Karen Lanyon, will join the … [Read more...] about Pink Hat Day calls for hair donations to support breast cancer patients
On December 6 in Hanoi, the Vietnam Department of Peacekeeping Operations (VNDPKO) hosted a seminar titled “Vietnam and the UN peacekeeping operations in the Francophone environment.” Major General Hoang Kim Phung speaks at the event. The event was co-organized by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in association with the department under the auspices of the Asia-Pacific Office of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF), the Asia-Pacific Office of the Francophone University Agency (AUF), and the French Embassy in Vietnam. In his remarks, Major General Hoang Kim Phung, VNDPKO Director, underlined the growing role of the Francophone Community in the UN peacekeeping operations. Notably, three out of the four largest UN Missions are currently operating in the French-speaking countries of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Mali, and the Central African Republic. Delegates in a group photo Vietnam joined the UN … [Read more...] about Vietnam to further join UN peacekeeping operations of Francophone Community
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
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?
Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam eCommerce and Digital Economy Agency kicked off the Online Friday 2019 and e-commerce and digital technology experience week in Hanoi on December 5. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh said Online Friday was in its sixth year and had seen strong development and response from Vietnamese consumers as well as the business community. The first national online shopping day in 2014 saw a modest transaction total of 180 billion VND (7.7 million USD), said the minister. However, the programme has developed with more than 3,000 participating businesses and 27,000 products introduced through online shopping programmes, as well as e-commerce experience weeks. The turnover of the online shopping day reached more than 2 trillion VND (nearly 86 million USD) last year with 1.8 million orders on the system of e-commerce and social networks. Dang Hoang Hai, … [Read more...] about Shoppers rejoice as Online Friday 2019 kicks off