Viet Nam News When Trần Thế Tuấn returned home to Việt Nam after studying in Japan, he had a new goal. That was to cycle from one end of the country to the other giving gifts to poor children. He grew up poor himself so he knows what it is like to struggle to study. While on the road he has stayed at the homes of many countrymen and countrywomen he has met along the way. by Lương Thu Hương Youth is the time to nurture ambitions and aspirations. For 24-year-old Trần Thế Tuấn, his ambition is to constantly challenge himself and live a meaningful life by contributing to society. To that end, Tuấn came up with the idea of the Wheel of Love charity programme after studying and working in Japan for two years. “One Japanese person once told me, ‘Each Vietnamese is a diamond, and each Japanese is a clay ball.’ Do you know what that means? It means every Vietnamese individual … [Read more...] about Back from Japan and on to a bike
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Viet Nam News “Everyone, I will sell rose bouquets tomorrow in celebration of International Women’s Day. Those who are looking to give flowers to their girlfriends or classmates, please come to support me in front of Gate A of Hải Phòng University.” So wrote 26-year-old Trần Thị Hoa in one of her last Facebook posts on March 6. Early on the morning of March 7, Hoa and her friend Trần Thị Trang rode on motorbike to the flower market Đằng Hải in Hải An District in the northeastern port city of Hải Phòng. Not born to wealthy families, the pair intended to buy flowers and utilise their craft skills to make elaborate bouquets, aiming to make some money to cover their study and living expenses. On that fateful morning, Cao Huy Hoàng was driving a container truck for an export-import company along his usual route. Stopped at a red light, he saw that two trucks ahead of him were already occupying … [Read more...] about Road accidents: When will the pain end?
Viet Nam News Football HÀ NỘI - Việt Nam's World Cup U20 adventure ended Sunday after they lost 0-2 to Honduras in the last match of Group E in Jeonju, South Korea. Honduras finished on a high note, leaving the second-round tickets to France and New Zealand, who ranked first and second, respectively. Việt Nam started their game with the hope of making it to the next round in case they beat Honduras. Việt Nam received strong support from fans who made the Jeonju World Cup Stadium their home turf, sporting red T-shirts with yellow star to match Việt Nam's national flag. The only representative from Southeast Asia, Việt Nam attacked right from the start. With better ball possession and opportunities, Việt Nam managed to put pressure on Honduras keeper Michael Perello in the first 15 minutes, but failed to convert their chances. Striker Nguyễn Tiến Linh, who was playing his first match, missed a scoring opportunity when he poorly managed the ball in front of the keeper and failed … [Read more...] about Việt Nam’s World Cup dream ends after 0-2 defeat
Stone-carrying lorries stir up dust, loud noise Heavy lorries carrying stones have been driving around the clock and making a terrible and dusty environment in Phú Mãn Commune, in Hà Nội's Quốc Oai District. Over recent years hundreds of households in the commune, 30km from Hà Nội's centre, have suffered from serious pollution, but local authorities have not helped them. Stone exploitation at local mines was to blame according to local residents; some enterprises have been licensed to exploit stone since 2007. Before 2007, the environment of the six villages in Phú Mãn Commune was healthy, local residents said. Things started to get worse when stone mining began. Local people's daily activities were affected as were schools and health centres by the loud lorries. The 2.7 km main road linking the commune centre with the villages was seriously damaged, causing traffic jams. Early last year, Quốc Oai District authorities invested money from the local budget to upgrade the … [Read more...] about Social News 2/5
VietNamNet Bridge – A pregnant woman visiting the Hung Vuong Obstetrics Hospital in HCM City picked up a leaflet about the Zika virus off a shelf in the examination room. The woman, 41, was especially concerned about the virus after hearing that HCM City had recorded its first Zika case, that of a 33-year-old pregnant woman from District 2. "I’m worried about the disease as it can harm the fetus," she said, adding that she would take the leaflet home for her husband and relatives to read. "They will have more awareness of this new disease and carry out preventive actions." Dr Huynh Xuan Nghiem, deputy head of the Hung Vuong Hospital, said that obstetrics hospitals in the city provided information about the disease as well as protective measures. Along with leaflets, many standing posters on the disease are placed in the Hung Vuong hospital’s campus. A hotline at the hospital that will provide counselling on the Zika virus will begin next week. "It is very … [Read more...] about Pregnant women counselled about Zika virus