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Pope talks of God’s ‘surprises’ in Christmas message

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 5:56 am

Pope Benedict XVI will say that God is faithful to his promises but often surprises us by how he fulfils them, in a message for for BBC radio’s “Thought for the Day” to be broadcast later Friday.


In a special event to mark Christmas Eve, Benedict recorded the message in Rome on Wednesday and his comments will go out in the slot during the corporation’s flagship Today programme at 0745 GMT.


“I keep all of you very much in my prayers during this Holy Season,” the pope says in the broadcast, excerpts of which were carried on the BBC’s website.

Handout picture from the BBC shows a picture released by The Vatican press ofiice of Pope Benedict XVI recording a message for BBC radio’s Thought for the Day programme

The pontiff is quoted as saying that Christmas recalls the time in history when the Israelites were waiting for the Messiah, whom they pictured as a great leader who would restore their freedom.


But God surprised them because it was Jesus, a child born in Bethlehem, who would become their saviour instead.


The broadcast comes three months after the 83-year-old Benedict visited Britain.


In the message, listeners will hear the pope say: “I am glad to have the opportunity to greet you again, and indeed to greet listeners everywhere as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ.”

Source: SGGP

Hanoian girl sets text message speed record

In Social life on March 17, 2010 at 2:46 am




Hanoian girl sets text message speed record


QĐND – Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

A young Hanoi woman, Pham Thi Thuy Linh, proved she can text a message of 125 characters perfectly in a mere 58 seconds.


Doing so, Thuy Linh won a texting competition sponsored by Samsung in Hanoi, defeating the HCM City champion, Đao Duy Khuong, in the finals.  


Their match was witnessed by a representative of the Vietnam Record Book Centre and over 4000 spectators. Duy Khuong finished first in the contest but his message had some misspellings. Thuy Linh, a former student of the Institute of International Relations, had a perfect score. 


The prize awarded for Vietnam’s fastest texter is 50 million dong and mention in the Vietnam Guiness Book of Records. 


This is the first texting competition organized in Vietnam.


Source: VietnamNet


Source: QDND

RoK delegation carries message to DPRK

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – An opposition party delegation from the Republic of Korea (RoK) took a message from the RoK government to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to try to improve deteriorating relations after the DPRK threatened to halt border crossings on the divided peninsula.

The Democratic Labor Party group traveled to the DPRK on November 15 via China, Jun Kwon-hee, a party leadership aide, told The Associated Press (AP).

Earlier on November 13, RoK’s Vice Unification Minister Hong Yang-ho met party leader Kang Ki-kap and asked him to tell the DPRK that Seoul has not turned away from deals reached at two bilateral summits and that it is ready to discuss how to implement them, AP quoted Jun as saying.

Relations between the two Koreas have deteriorated since RoK President Lee Myung-bak took office in February. After months of frosty relations, the DPRK made an announcement on November 12 threatening to shut the border from December 1 in protest at what it called Seoul’s policy of confrontation.

The Democratic Labor Party is a small, left-leaning opposition party that holds five seats in the RoK’s National Assembly. –

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