Tourists have begun flooding into Hoi An to experience the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere of the ancient town Young travelers taking time to explore the ancient streets of the town soak up some of the picturesque scenery of Hoi An Visitors also enjoy taking in the town’s famous colourful lanterns Both residents and visitors release flowers onto the Hoai River to pray for luck and happiness for themselves and their families. A foreign couple savours the romantic view from the Hoai River at night Along with several provinces and cities nationwide, Hoi An has put on a diverse range of activities to celebrate the International Day of Happiness Many travelers row boats to pick up rubbish to protect the local environment in Hoi An Tourists have begun flooding into Hoi An to experience the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere of the ancient town Young travelers taking time to explore the ancient streets of the town soak up some of the picturesque scenery of Hoi An … [Read more...] about Hoi An enjoys boost as visitors flock to celebrate Int’l Day of Happiness
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Blacklisted: Jim Carrey stars as Pete, whose life turns upside down when his name surfaces in investigations of suspected communists. — Photo movieberry.comViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents (TPD) will continue its “The Magic of Cinema” movie month with a screening of The Majestic on the night of Friday, January 27. The romantic drama was produced and directed by Frank Darabont in 2001. Set in the 1950s, the film tells the story of protagonist Pete (Jim Carrey), whose successful life as a rising Hollywood screenwriter is flipped on its head when his name is blacklisted in investigations of suspected communists. After a drunken car accident, he wakes with amnesia near a small town, where he’s mistaken for long-lost local boy Luke Trimble. Peter works with Luke’s deluded father (Martin Landau) and old sweetheart (Laurie Holden) to re-open the town’s movie theatre, and begins to question … [Read more...] about “The Magic of Cinema” movie month screens ‘The Majestic’
In the scholarship award ceremony, student Nguyen Thi Hoa shared her desire of the future. VND190 million ($8,177) scholarships were given to primary, junior and senior high schoolers and university and college students in the highlands province of Dak Lak. A primary student was given VND1million and a university student was granted VND1.5 million. On the same day, returning the school H'hen Nie studied when she was a child, she donated her cash prize after she received after the world beauty competition to scholarships for disadvantaged students in the province. VND165 million for sixty full scholarships were granted to students of Primary School Le Thi Hong Gam and Junior High School Le Hong Phong. By staff writers - Translated by UYEN PHUONG … [Read more...] about H’hen Nie inspires ethnic minority students to pursuit of schooling
Your Excellency Madame María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Your Excellency Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ladies and gentlemen, It is my great honor to deliver this statement at the General Debate of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly under the theme of: “Making the United Nations relevant to all people: Global leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies”. I would like to congratulate Madam Garces on your election as the President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. I do believe that under your leadership, the Session shall be a great success. May I also express my appreciation for the very important initiatives that Secretary-General Guterres has championed since taking office. On behalf of the Government and people of Viet Nam, allow me to express my sincere gratitude to … [Read more...] about PM Phuc’s full statement at General Debate of 73rd UNGA
The International Day of Happiness is celebrated every year on March 20, and was first introduced by the United Nations in 2013. To mark the occasion, let’s take a look at Vietnam’s levels of happiness in reports compiled by global experts. In the most recent index published earlier this month, Vietnam ranks 95th out of 156 countries in terms of happiness, according to the World Happiness Report 2018 (WHR), an initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012. This is a slight drop compared to last year when it ranked 94th. The country also ranks 102nd in terms of changes in happiness, down 0.258 points from 2008-2010. According to the report, the happiest country in the world is Finland, followed by Norway, Denmark and Iceland. Vietnam’s WHR ranking this year is lower than in other Asian countries such as Singapore (34th), Malaysia (35th), Thailand (46th) and China (86th), but higher then in neighboring Laos (110th) and Cambodia (120th). The WHR ranks … [Read more...] about Day of Happiness 2018: How happy is Vietnam?