That's the end of today's Olympic action. Join us for more live coverage tomorrow. We'll leave you with our PHOTO OF THE DAY: American superstar of the water Michael Phelps with his 19th Olympic medal -- an Olympic record -- after he followed a silver in the 200m butterfly with a team gold in the 4x100 freestyle relay. + Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time, winning a record 19th medal in the pool while China's swimming sensation Ye Shiwen grabbed her second gold of the Games. + In the gymnastics arena America took gold in the women's team final -- their first gold medal in the event since 1996. + Defending champions Germany won the equestrian three-day eventing, with Michael Jung then becoming the first rider to hold the European, world and Olympic individual titles. + China won their third diving gold in three events when world champions Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao clinched the women's 10m synchro platform. LIVE REPORT ENDS. 2255 GMT: Final score: … [Read more...] about Olympics 2012: Live Report
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Vietnam eager to develop Lien Chieu deep seaport The government has been urging the authorities to appraise Lien Chieu Seaport, showing strong support and promising smoother sailing for the project. Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung recently urged the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) to appraise the capital sources and mobilisation methods of investment capital at Lien Chieu port. Besides, the DPM assigned the Danang People’s Committee to complete the pre-feasibility report for the project after the city studied MPI’ appraisal. Based on reports of MPI and Danang city, the Ministry of Transport (MoT) was asked to build the investment planning evaluation report to submit the prime minister for approval. The assignment of the DPM shows Vietnam’s eagerness to develop the Lien Chieu Seaport project, which is considered one of two key projects that aim to boost the central city as a main logistics centre in the ASEAN and the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 5/6
The transfer of power in the Ho Chi Minh City-based Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial Joint Stock Bank, better known as Sacombank, has been materialized with the introduction of a new board. Almost all the power in Sacombank has been transferred to new shareholders group, ending a year-long acquisition. At the recent shareholders’ meeting of Sacombank, the new board retained only two Sacombank former members, Dang Van Thanh and his son, Dang Hong Anh, and eight additional newly elected members. The new 10-member board of Sacombank has four members from the Southern Commercial Joint Stock Bank, two members from the Vietnam Export-Import Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Eximbank), and an independent member. Four members from Southern Bank are Tram Be, former deputy chairman, Be’s sonTram Khai Hoa - President of Southern Bank Securities Co (PNS), Phan Huy Khang, former Southern Bank CEO, and Duong Hoang Quynh Nhu, former Southern Bank vice CEO. Two other members from … [Read more...] about Sacombank’s power transferred to outsiders
Man spends 25 years fighting for a $0.15 debt Despite a court ruling in 1986, a commune people’s committee in Tien Giang Province has since refused to pay VND3,200 (US$0.15) to a war invalid as part of his contribution to a local trading cooperative. 59-year-old Nguyen Van Tuan, of Phu Phong Commune, Tien Giang Province, showed Tuoi Tre a small bundle of papers and documents related to the case and said with a sigh: “The money was the result of the sweat of my wife and me, so I would definitely try to reclaim it at any cost.” “Moreover, as the debtor is the commune authorities, I have even more motives to pursue it to the end, since any administrative agency, above anyone else, must take a lead in law and justice enforcement,” he added. In 1980, Tuan was head of the commune military unit while his wife ran a small grocery. Five years later, as the authorities requested all individual traders to join in a trade cooperative by contributing capital to … [Read more...] about SOCIETY NEWS
First of all, China claims sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands based on the right of discovery and management. The East Sea disputes According to a map, published by the Qing Dynasty in 1894, Chinese territory ended at the Hainan Island. China's argument includes: 1) Chinese were the first who discovered these islands and named them; 2) Chinese fishermen explored these islands for thousands of years. This proves China's sovereignty; 3) China's sovereignty over the islands is strengthened by archaeological unveils; 4) China has performed its management over these islands for a long time. We will consider argument and historical title of China concerning the Paracel and Spratly islands. "From the age of Emperor Wu of Han (156 BC), Chinese people began traveling in the South China Sea. After a long time of marine practice, Chinese people discovered the Xisha (Paracel) and Nansha (Spratly) islands," wrote the Chinese Foreign Ministry's White Paper … [Read more...] about What Chinese historical documents say?