“The creations were inspired by Italian literature, poetry and architecture,” said ADesigner Hanoi designer Huynh Minh Phuong. The collections to be presented in Mix & Match represent four different visions of Italy, from the soaring and gentle designs in Ha Linh Thu’s Roman Holidays, the romance of Huynh Minh Phuong’s Love Story collection, modern development in the Interference collection by GenViet Jeans, and the magnificent history of Italy in Trinh Bich Thuy’s Juliet. The show is the outcome of a co-operative programme between Italy and Vietnam in footwear and fashion design. The designers attended a five-day training course at the Vietnam Leather and Shoes Research Institute in October led by Italian expert Giorgio Gadina who helped them acquire and share ideas and know-how in developing the Italian style and completing their own collections. Another one-day workshop was also hosted by Lefaso and ADesigner Hanoi drawing together shoemakers and … [Read more...] about Italian designers train local hopefuls to Mix & Match
Hanoi (VNA) – A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Davao city on the Philippines’ Mindanao island on December 15, killing a 6-year-old girl and injuring 14 others, according to latest reports. The quake was centred 61 km south-west of Davao, at a depth of 28.2km, the US Geological Survey said, revising down the magnitude from an earlier 6.9. Roads and buildings, including the local government office, were damaged and power was out in the Magsaysay Town in Davao del Sur province, near the epicenter. No tsunami warning has been issued. The area was struck by four strong earthquakes in the past two months, causing the death of at least 20 people. According to presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo, President Rodrigo Duterte was in Davao city when the quake struck, but he and his family members were unhurt./. VNA … [Read more...] about Strong earthquake shakes southern Philippines
The National Committee for Incident, Natural Disaster Response and Search and Rescue said that a fishing vessel from the central city of Da Nang had sunk near the Passu Keah Reef on Wednesday. Nine fishermen on board were rescued by a Vietnamese ship, and the Da Nang People’s Committee requested China to help the owner recover the sunken vessel. The owner later hired two ships from the central province of Quang Ngai Province to salvage the ship. However, instead of helping, a Chinese speedboat deliberately thwarted efforts to recover the sunken Vietnamese vessel Thursday. The rescue committee requested intervention from the Vietnam Foreign Ministry, Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center and the Coast Guard Command right after the Chinese speedboat showed up at 2:20 p.m. But after waiting and seeing no help coming, the fishermen who’d come to salvage the sunken vessel left at 4 p.m. Thursday. In another incident last Sunday, China declined a request from … [Read more...] about China prevents Vietnamese fishermen from recovering sunken vessel
In the first six months of the year, heavy rains flooded many regions in the country, causing significant loss of life and property. Photo: baohaiquan.vn In the first six months of the year, heavy rains flooded many regions in the country, causing significant loss of life and property, he said at the “Prevention of Disaster in Southern Provinces” seminar. Nguyen Hiep of the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said the agency in the last six months of this year would work with southern cities and provinces to set up a disaster-prevention and relocation plan for households living in coastal areas. Local authorities would be tasked to check areas facing a high risk of landslides and move residents to safe places, while workers will be assigned to guard roads at risk of being inundated by water, he said. In the first half of the year, 75 people were killed or missing while 48 others were injured during natural disasters. Total economic damages reached VND 868.5 billion … [Read more...] about Prevention and relocation plan needed for Southern region
The fact that leaders and officers of the HCM City Education and Training Department receive remuneration for compiling textbooks has caused a stir among the public. In a document from the Ministry of Education and Trianing (MOET) to the local press, the ministry affirmed that in order to ensure fairness, publicity and transparency in choosing textbooks, the ministry has drafted a circular (which has been published on its website for public opinions) which stipulates that those who compile and inspect textbooks will not be allowed to become members of councils which have the right to choose textbooks for use. The fact that the Vietnam Education Publishing House and the HCM City Education and Training Department are joining hands to compile textbooks is the responsibility of involved parties and they need to explain this to MOET. Meanwhile, at the workshop on renovating the general education program held by the Vietnam Education Publishing House recently, director of the HCM … [Read more...] about Is Education Ministry allowing HCM City to compile textbooks?