Da Nang (VNA) – The first film festival of the Pacific Alliance was opened in the central city of Da Nang on December 7, co-held by the embassies of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru in collaboration with the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Chilean Ambassador Jaime Chomali said the film festival aims to popularise the cultures of the members of the alliance to Da Nang people, through which the mutual understanding and closeness between those countries and Vietnam can be solidified. The four films screened during the three-day event focus on the cultural identities of the four countries and belong to various genres with different themes. They bring to Vietnamese viewers a comprehensive look on the quality, characteristics and traditions of the four countries. Admission to the screening is free of charge and the films come with a Vietnamese subtitle to the comfort of the local movie-goers./. VNA … [Read more...] about First Pacific Alliance film festival opens
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The large-scale political and cultural event was attended by Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. Hoa Binh Cultural and Tourism Week is considered as an important cultural event in order to introduce the beautiful land, culture, people and nature of Hoa Binh province, promote the provincial tourism potential to domestic and foreign tourists. On the same day, Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan led a delegation to work with leaders of Tay Phong Commune, Cao Phong District, Hoa Binh province; visit orange orchards under VietGAP standards in Cao Phong town, Cao Phong District; offer special gifts to invalid families Bui Van Bon, poor households in Bam Hamlet in Tay Phong Commune. Within the event framework, exhibitions featuring food, art programs and photos will be displayed. The event will last until December 10. BY MINH TAM– Translated by Huyen Huong Tags: Hoa Binh Cultural and Tourism Week political and cultural event Hoa Binh province … [Read more...] about Hoa Binh opens Cultural and Tourism Week 2019
An overview of the conference (Source:http://hoinhabaovietnam.vn/) Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi Interior University under the Interior Ministry, the French Embassy in Vietnam and the Chandler Institute of Governance on December 6 jointly held an international conference on the training of the human resources in service of international integration. Opening the function with the participation of managers, experts and scientists from Vietnam, France, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Nigeria, Deputy Minister Trieu Van Cuong said the Vietnamese Government has implemented varous cooperation activities with countries having rich experiences in administrative reform. This conference comes within the common efforts aimed at raising the quality of the personnel, thus pushing up the administrative reform, the official said, adding experiences learned from the function will create important theoretical and practical foundations for the ministry in providing … [Read more...] about Int’l confab on human resources training for integration
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?
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