Viet Nam News Many people do not think women are likely to be wrestlers. How wrong they can be! Nguyễn Thị Lụa, from Viet Nam, is the fifth best woman wrestler in the world. She started attending wrestling classes when a wrestling school opened up in her village. Now, she is on her way to the Olympic Games. Nguyễn Thị Lụa, the No 5 female wrestler in the 48kg category at the 2009 World Wrestling Championships, has made history by becoming the first Vietnamese female wrestler to qualify for the Olympics twice in different categories after she reached the finals of the Asian qualifying event in Astana, Kazakhstan. In the 53kg category, Lụa won two bouts to enter the final round and secured a berth in the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympics. Bùi Quỳnh Hoa reports. Could you tell us a little about you? I'm Nguyễn Thị Lụa, 25, a wrestler from the national wrestling team. I love travelling and going to the cinema. When you were younger and first decided to become a wrestler, why did you … [Read more...] about Woman wrestler heads for Rio
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The death of Muhammad Ali, the former heavyweight champion known as much for his political activism as his boxing brilliance, triggered a worldwide outpouring of affection and admiration for one of the best-known figures of the 20th century. Ali, who had long suffered from Parkinson's syndrome which impaired his speech and made the once-graceful athlete almost a prisoner in his own body, died on Friday at age 74. The cause of death was septic shock due to unspecified natural causes, a family spokesman said on Saturday. Ali was admitted to a Phoenix-area hospital, HonorHealth, with a respiratory ailment on Monday. "He’ll be remembered as a man of the world who spoke his mind and wasn’t afraid to take a chance and went out of his way to be a kind, benevolent individual that really changed the world," the family spokesman, Bob Gunnell, said at a news conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Despite Ali's failing health, his youthful proclamation that he was "the greatest" rang … [Read more...] about Muhammad Ali, ‘the greatest’, remembered as boxer who transcended sports
Cam Ranh airport security police established The Security Service yesterday announced a decision by the Minister of Public Security to establish Cam Ranh international airport security police in the south central province of Khanh Hoa. Formerly the airport security police was a part of the Immigration Division under the Khanh Hoa Police Department. At the event, Lt. Gen Vu Thanh Binh who is deputy head of the Security Service required the airport security police to quickly stabilize organization and work with Khanh Hoa police and authorized agencies to keep a close control of entry and exit of Vietnam. They have been asked to ensure transparent operation and close security at the airport. On this occasion, the Security Service announced another decision to appoint Mr. Nguyen Van Quan, deputy head of Noi Bai airport security police to the same post at Cam Ranh airport. A Hà Nội co-operative to refund $76,500 excess water bills The Triều Khúc agricultural production and services … [Read more...] about Social News 2/8
Hung wins final silver for Viet Nam in 400m Hung took second place in the T11 class race with a time of 57.87sec. The closely fought contest ended in a photo finish with line honours going to Thailand's Jorchuy Kitsana. … [Read more...] about SPORTS IN BRIEF 20/12
Your say (22-08-2008) Will adoption bring orphans a better life? Last week, Viet Nam News raised the question of whether foreign adoption was a good thing for Vietnamese orphans. We asked readers to consider how adoption should be managed to avoid negative consequences for both the children and adoptive parents. Here are some opinions we received. Philippe Neyroud, Swiss, HCM City: According to the UN Child Rights Convention, signed by almost all the countries in the world, the interest of the child is the main point on which public policies must be focused. And it appears very clearly that some countries don't have sufficient laws or structures to prevent private adoption, which may be child trafficking and this is unfortunately a reality that occurs every day. The best way to prevent child trafficking is to have laws that don't allow private structures to propose children for adoption. It's the State authority's responsibility to protect children and to give them the best … [Read more...] about Will adoption bring orphans a better life?