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?
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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
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
Da Nang (VNA) - The 28th Informatics Olympiad for Students, the international programming contest (Procon) Vietnam and the 2019 International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Asia Da Nang Regional Contest concluded on December 6 after three days of competition. In the Informatics Olympiad, Le Minh Quang from the Hanoi University of Science and Technology overcame 80 rivals from provinces and cities across the country to win the trophy. Meanwhile, the Japanese team from Kyoto University of Japancame first in the ICPC Asia Regional Contest, which drew 112 teams from universities and colleges across Vietnam and 17 teams from regional countries. At the same time, the trophy of the Procon Vietnam, which saw the competition of 31 teams grouping 90 students from 17 universities, came to the University of Engineering and Technology under the Hanoi National University. The Da Nang University of Science and Technology bagged the first prize. According to Principal of the Da Nang … [Read more...] about IT Olympiad for students, int’l programming contests conclude
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