Swimmer Nguyễn Ánh Viên in the women's 400m freestyle. Photo dantri.vn HÀ NỘI — Swimming and taekwondo athletes brought two gold medals each for Việt Nam on the seventh day of the 30th Southest Asian Games on Saturday in the Philippines. Nguyễn Thị Ánh Viên won both the women's 400m freestyle and 100m backstroke events, defending her titles comfortably. The 23-year-old clocked 4min 13.20sec in the 400m freestyle. Gan Ching Hwee of Singapore and Natthanan Junkrajang from Thailand were second and third, respectively. In the latter race, Viên finished with a time of 1:02.97. Chloe Kennedy Anne Isleta and Jasmine Alkhaldi, both of the hosts, were the runners-up. Viên who is expected to win eight titles in this Games will take part in the 400m individual medley today. She is the defending champion. Meanwhile, taekwondo martial artists took two golds in poomsae (performance) … [Read more...] about Swimmers, taekwondo artists bring home golds
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News Digest (13-12-2008) VN, Mongolia agree to boost trade to US$10m by 2010 HA NOI — Viet Nam and Mongolia have agreed to boost two-way trade from US$3.5 million to $10 million by 2010. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ho Xuan Hung and Mongolian Minister for Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Tunjin Badoamjunai, agreed on this at the 13th session of the Viet Nam-Mongolia Inter-governmental Commission for Economic and Scientific and Technological Co-operation. At the four-day session, which opened in HCM City on Wednesday, the two sides also discussed measures to foster economic, scientific and technological co-operation for the next two years. They also agreed to create favourable conditions for business, saying that co-operation between the two banking sectors had created a trustworthy and fast payment mechanism. Nation lauds forum to promote democracy held in Indonesia HA NOI – The Vietnamese Government highly appreciated Indonesia’s … [Read more...] about VN, Mongolia agree to boost trade to US$10m by 2010
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
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?
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