MUSIC & PERFORMANCESHanoi-Happiness Concert 2018Jan 17, 8 pmHanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien StreetWith the performance of: Conductor: Honna TetsujiViolin Soloist: Kawakubo Tamaki and the Vietnam National Symphony OrchestraThis performance is not for children under 5 years oldProgramW. Mozart – Figaro OvertureF. Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in E minor* Conducting Conner*IntervalP. Mascagni – Cavarelia Rusticana IntermezzoM. Ravel – BoleroE. Elgar – Pomps and Circumstance No.1Ticket prices: 200,000 – 350,000 – 500,000 VND. All tickets available at Hanoi Opera House or can book online at ticketvn.com.For free delivery Call: 0913489858, 0983067996.Hanoi-A Night of Concert and Ballet “Moment of Spring”Jan 18, 8 pm, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem districtA Night of Concert and Ballet “Moment of Spring” with the performance of artists from the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet, Artistic Director, PhD., … [Read more...] about What’s on January 15-21 (Daily updated)
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Electronic Music with La Fine Equipe Sat 30 Jan 2016, 8 pm L'Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to the electronic music night with La Fine Equipe, VIP winner of the Deezer Adami contest. Composed of four beatmakers from Paris and Marseille: Blanka, Chomsk ', Mr Gib and Oogo, La Fine Equipe "offers original and damn malignant productions on stage" according to Les Inrockuptibles. While pursuing collaborations and solo projects, Blanka, Chomsk ', Mr Gib and Oogo have both deepened and broadened their collective adventure without limit on style, color and form. With the third album "La Boulangerie" produced with Nowadays Records, La Fine Equipe is unanimous: VIP Prize of Deezer Adami in May 2015 when they participated in iNOUiS du Printemps de Bourges tour in fall 2015. The performance will take place in HCMC and Danang on 28 and 30 Jan 2016 respectively. Tickets Ticket price: 80,000 VND Tickets are available at L'Espace. Hanoi Winter Carnival Sat 30 Jan 2016, 10 … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON JANUARY 15-30 (DAILY UPDATE)
Hidden beneath tarpaulins in the backyard of a house in the central Philippine city of Danao, Lito puts the finishing touches on a replica .45-caliber Colt Officer's Model pistol. It will join the more than 600,000 illegal guns in circulation in a country where the homicide rate outstrips the U.S. The money he makes from guns supplements his income as a farmer and helped Lito, 52, send two children to college. Still, he thinks often of the suffering that may come from a craft he learned from an uncle and older brother. "I worry that the firearms I make may be ending up in the wrong hands," said Lito, a soft-spoken man dressed in loose jeans and slippers, who asked not to be identified in full given the nature of his work. "If there were other opportunities, I will stop making guns." Lito, who will sell the pistol that took him a month to make for 6,000 pesos ($133) -- about three-quarters of the monthly minimum wage -- is one of 6,000 illegal gunmakers the Danao government is … [Read more...] about Farmers copying guns make Philippines deadlier than U.S.
PHONETICS AND LETTERS The Vietnamese alphabet A a Ă ă Â â B b C c D d Đ đ E e Ê ê G g H h I i K k L l M m N n O o Ô ô Ơ ơ P p Q q R r S s T t U u Ư ư V v X x Y y Download the files that show how to pronouce the letters in the following links. Note that you must play the PowerPoint slide show and click on the letters to hear the sounds. Southern accent Northern accent The vowel system in the Vietnamese language Vietnamese vowels are presented in the following chart: Vietnamese has 11 single vowels and 3 diphthongs, of which ă and â are the short vowels of /a/ and /ɤ/. The length of a & ă - /a/: The length of ơ & â - /ɤ/: Each of the 3 diphthongs - /iɤ/, /ɯɤ/, /uɤ/ can be written in two different ways depending on the presence or absence of a final sound. /iɤ/ __iê (with a final sound) __ia (no final sound) biết bia tiền tía khuyên (*) khuya (*) The letter 'i' in 'iê', 'ia' is written as 'y' when 'iê', 'ia' are placed after the tight rounded labialization - … [Read more...] about Learning Vietnamese: The Alphabet and Phonetics
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent and a border patrol officer stand next to some of the over 14 tons of marijuana seized after discovering a major cross-border drug tunnel linking warehouses in Otay Mesa industrial park and Tijuana, Mexico, in Otay Mesa, California November 16, 2011. A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans. Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin - not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges. The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to "recreate" the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the information originated, a practice … [Read more...] about U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans