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Lawmakers urged to play greater role in climate change issue

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:28 am




Lawmakers urged to play greater role in climate change issue


QĐND – Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 21:6 (GMT+7)

 The role of legislators needs to be promoted in policy and legal planning, negotiation and the supervision of conventions, treaties, international commitments on sustainable development and climate change.

This was agreed among the delegates who attended a seminar on the role of the Asian-Pacific Parliamentary Francophone Assembly (APF) in the environmental field and climate change, which was organised by the APF, the International Francophone Organisation (OIF) and Vietnam’s National Assembly in Hanoi on December 15.

On addressing the opening ceremony, Nguyen Van Son, the chairman of Vietnam’s NA’s Committee for External Affairs, said that the event is meaningful in the context of the 16 th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 16) that has just finished in Cancun, Mexico.

“The seminar stresses the responsibilities of Francophone member countries in the face of common global challenges in Asia-the Pacific region”, said Son.

At the event, delegates from APF member countries such as Laos and the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu as well as experts from the Institute for Energy and Environment of Francophone Countries (IEPF), representatives of Vietnam’s ministries, along with scientists agreed that environmental protection is always an essential factor in sustainable socio-economic development.

In reality, in a global economy, climate change poses challenges to many countries around the world, especially poor and developing countries, of whom many are members of the Francophone bloc.

The delegates were also briefed on Vietnam’s progress in the implementation of solutions on climate change as well as the NA’s role in sustainable development.

According to Jean Luc Lala, the Secretary General of Administration for the APF, the crucial point is to find a balance between the economic benefits and environmental protection, so all concerned parties must take own responsibility after signing conventions and international treaties in this area.

Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Women play with dangerous animals

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2010 at 3:23 pm




Women play with dangerous animals


QĐND – Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

Many women sell poisonous and dangerous animals like scorpions and snakes at Cho Xuan To, a market along the Vietnam-Cambodia border in the southern province of An Giang.


Tran Thi My sells scorpions, spiders and other insects at this market. Scorpions are considered a specialty. In front of many visitors, she naturally caught scorpions and spiders by hand. When asked if she has been stung by a scorpion, she replied “many times,” but maintained that now she is used to it.


 There are many other such young women at this market. Nguyen Thi Nam from An Giang province began this job four years ago. She remarked: “On my first day, I was stung by a scorpion. My arm was swollen and my whole body was stinging. The pain dissipated after a week.”


 “I’ve bitten and stung by scorpions and geckos many times, so now I only feel numb,” she added, admitting that the job is dangerous and selling wild animals is illegal. She must accept it to support her six-member family.


Some women in Ha Tien, Kien Giang “play” with snakes. Pham Thi Tien has been a snake breeder since 2000. She currently has nearly 400 vi tuong snakes. Tien observed that breeding snakes is lucrative. One kilo sells for 400,000 dong.


Holding several snakes in her hands, Tien explained: “This species of snake is not poisonous. You will only feel pain if bitten. But if its teeth break off and are stuck in your flesh, then the pain is very terrible.” She has been to the hospital several times to remove broken snake teeth.


In Hau Giang province, many women butcher mice. Truong Thi Be has sold mice at Seo Vong market for over ten years. She caught the tail of a mouse and spun it as she detailed how, to avoid being bitten by a mouse, one must quickly catch the head or tail and spin it to make the mouse dizzy.


This woman often goes to the forest to hunt mice. Sau noted that mice in mangrove forests are very cruel and will even attack cats and dogs. “I’m bitten by them very often. They are very wise,” she asserted.


Source: VNN


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Country’s play scripts need improvement: experts

In Uncategorized on April 7, 2010 at 11:53 am

Once again this year, the jury of the Vietnam Stage Artists Association (VSAA) Awards 2009 opted not to bestow a play script with the Awards’ top honor, demonstrating that Vietnam is facing a dearth of good scriptwriters.

A scene from the play Ky Nghe Lay Tay (Technology to marry a westerner), performed at the Phu Nhuan Theater in HCMC. The stage drama is considered one of a select few quality plays in the country.

The event, held March 31 in Hanoi, aimed to honor the country’s best plays and writers, but failed to recognize a single standout script. Instead, play writers shared second and third place awards.


To address the problem an annual script-composing camp was set up in the past to help local writers develop their potential.


Each participant receives tens of millions of VND to write quality scripts during the camp, but so far, the activity has failed to produce the desired results.


While a plethora of writing has been turned out, the quality of the scripts has not yet improved.


Such investments have so far been wasteful, said the chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Stage Artists Association, Le Duy Hanh.


This year’s scriptwriting camp should be changed to foster the improvement of writing quality, and only writers who produce good works will be funded, he added.


The HCMC Stage Artists Association will organize a scriptwriting contest nationwide in July, aimed at discovering and encouraging potential young talent.


Other experts argue that some good scripts are not developed into stage dramas due to conflict between directors and writers who don’t see eye-to-eye on projects.


According to industry insiders, directors, producers and writers should take time to communicate about such issues and work toward compromises so that more quality plays can be produced.


 

Source: SGGP

Country’s play scripts need improvement: experts

In Uncategorized on April 7, 2010 at 11:41 am

Once again this year, the jury of the Vietnam Stage Artists Association (VSAA) Awards 2009 opted not to bestow a play script with the Awards’ top honor, demonstrating that Vietnam is facing a dearth of good scriptwriters.

A scene from the play Ky Nghe Lay Tay (Technology to marry a westerner), performed at the Phu Nhuan Theater in HCMC. The stage drama is considered one of a select few quality plays in the country.

The event, held March 31 in Hanoi, aimed to honor the country’s best plays and writers, but failed to recognize a single standout script. Instead, play writers shared second and third place awards.


To address the problem an annual script-composing camp was set up in the past to help local writers develop their potential.


Each participant receives tens of millions of VND to write quality scripts during the camp, but so far, the activity has failed to produce the desired results.


While a plethora of writing has been turned out, the quality of the scripts has not yet improved.


Such investments have so far been wasteful, said the chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Stage Artists Association, Le Duy Hanh.


This year’s scriptwriting camp should be changed to foster the improvement of writing quality, and only writers who produce good works will be funded, he added.


The HCMC Stage Artists Association will organize a scriptwriting contest nationwide in July, aimed at discovering and encouraging potential young talent.


Other experts argue that some good scripts are not developed into stage dramas due to conflict between directors and writers who don’t see eye-to-eye on projects.


According to industry insiders, directors, producers and writers should take time to communicate about such issues and work toward compromises so that more quality plays can be produced.


 

Source: SGGP

Eintracht Frankfurt to play in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on March 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm




Eintracht Frankfurt to play in Vietnam


QĐND – Monday, March 29, 2010, 21:27 (GMT+7)

PANO – German football club Eintracht Frankfurt will have friendly matches with Dong Tam Long An football team and the Vietnamese national football team on May 12th and 14th in Thong Nhat stadium and My Dinh stadium, respectively.


This is an activity within a series of cultural and sports exchanges to celebrate 35 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Germany.


To prepare for the match with the German football team, the Vietnam national football team will be formed and gathered for training in Hanoi on May 1st, according officials.


Coach Henrique Calisto affirmed that all players with recent good performances will be called in.


Speaking of the match between the national team and Eintracht Frankfurt, he said that it is very important for the host as the national squad is under reconstruction and that it is a good test for Vietnamese footballers as they have a chance playing with a European high-profile football team. 


Beyond the meaning of a sport event, the matches can serve as a bridge of friendship between the two nations, officials said.


Meanwhile, Vice-Chairman of the German club, Thomas Proeckl said that the club’s leaders were happy when they received the invitation from Vietnam, although they had known little about Vietnamese football. He affirmed that Eintracht Frankfurt will bring its best players to Vietnam this time.

Translated by Thu Nguyen

Source: QDND

Korean rock band to play HCMC

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 4:59 am

South Korean rock band Biuret is set to perform at Ho Chi Minh City’s Rockit & Hi-Fi restaurant on March 19.









Established in 2002, the band comprises three members including lead singer and composer Hye Won Moon, and guitarists Jai Hyun Ahn and Gyo Won Lee.


Their first album, released in 2005, proved extremely popular with audiences. Biuret has now performed more than 600 times at home and abroad, though this will be their first show in Vietnam.


The band has also received the Sutasi Award, which was created  to seek new musical talent in Asia. 


Biuret is set to release their first album in the US in May.





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Norwegians to play classical concert in HCMC

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 4:58 am

Four Norwegian musicians will join the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) on March 19 for a performance of classical works.  








L-R: Trumpeter Tormod Asgard, trombone player Terje Grondahl, and flutist Synnove Li, all from Norway, will accompany the HBSO in a classical concert March 19 at the HCMC Opera House
Trombone player Terje Grondahl, flutist Synnove Li, trumpeter Tormod Asgard and conductor Truls Sanaker will accompany the HBSO in performing works by classical composers including Mozart, Williams, Haydn and Paganini.
 
Three movements, Allegro assai, Andante and Allegro will be played from Mozart’s Symphony No.31 in D major, KV297. The symphony, better known as the Paris Symphony, is one of Mozart’s most famous symphonies.
 
The piece first premiered in 1778 at a private performance in the home of Count Karl Heinrich Joseph von Sickingen, the ambassador of the Palatinate. It was later performed publicly over six consecutive days in a performance by the Concert Spirituel.  
 
Other classical works by England’s R. Vaughan Williams, a master composer of chamber music, opera, choral music, and film scores; Australian J. Haydn, hailed as the “Father of Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet;” and Italian renowned composer N. Paganini; will also be performed during the concert.
 
Pieces by Williams will include Sea Songs and three movements of March – Seventeen Come Sunday; Intermezzo – My Bonny Boy; and March – Folk Songs from Somerset from English Folk Song Suite.
 
Norwegian trumpeter Asgard will perform the Trumpet Concerto in Es-dur by Haydn while violinist Ho Dang Hoi will play Variations on a theme from Rossini’s Moses for Violin and Orchestra by Paganini.
 
The concert will be led in turn by Norwegian conductor Sanaker and Vietnamese conductor Tran Vuong Thach.
 
The performance also features the HBSO Youth Symphony Orchestra.
 
The show starts at 8pm on March 19 at the HCMC Opera House, District 1. Admission is VND100,000-200,000 (US$6-11).




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Vietnamese women play increasingly important role

In Social life on March 9, 2010 at 8:49 am




Vietnamese women play increasingly important role


QĐND – Monday, March 08, 2010, 21:7 (GMT+7)


PANO – A solemn meeting to commemorate 1970 years of the Hai Ba Trung (Trung Sisters) Uprising and 100 years of the International Women’s Day was held on March 7th in Hanoi by the Vietnam Women’s Union.

Present at the meeting were Mrs. Ha Thi Khiet, Chief of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation; Mrs. Tong Thi Phong, Vice-chairwoman of the National Assembly, Tong Thi Phong; State Vice-president Nguyen Thi Doan; Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, Huynh Dam; and nearly 700 outstanding women delegates representing heroic mothers, people’s armed women heroes and heroic women labourers.


Addressing the meeting, Mrs. Ha Thi Khiet highly valued the outstanding examples of Vietnamese women, who had made great contribution to the Vietnamese heroic revolutionary traditions in the previous national liberation cause as well as present economic development, while preserving the traditional beautiful features of Vietnamese women.


Today, the Women’s Union plays a major role in society. Under the leadership of the Party, Vietnamese women enjoy equal opportunities, conditions and rights as men in all areas of life. In fact, contributions by the Vietnamese women to politics, society and economy are enormous and enduring.


On the occasion, the Women’s Union Central Committee granted savings books worth VND 5million each to women with difficulties.

Translated by Thu Nguyen

Source: QDND

I’ll play when I’m 40, says evergreen Date-Krumm

In Vietnam Sports on January 21, 2010 at 12:57 am

MELBOURNE, Jan 20, 2010 (AFP) – Japan’s former world number four Kimiko Date-Krumm, enjoying a comeback after more than a decade in retirement, said Wednesday she would continue playing even when she turns 40.


Date-Krumm, who hits the milestone in September, returned to the game in 2008 but her Australian Open dreams were shattered in the first round by Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova.








Japanese tennis player Kimiko Date-Krumm gestures during her women’s singles match against Kazakhstan opponent Yaroslava Shvedova on the third day of play at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 20, 2010. AFP photo

Despite the 6-4, 6-2 defeat, Date-Krumm said she planned to be back next year.


“Yes, even when I’m 40. I hope to be back next year as long as I stay injury-free,” said Date-Krumm, who at 64 in the world is Japan’s top-ranked player following the retirement of Ai Sugiyama last season.


Date-Krumm reached the world number four spot in 1995 before retiring a year later after failing to cope with the pressure of life on tour. She married German racing driver Michael Krumm in 2001.


After her comeback in 2008, she lost to Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, then 18, in the first round at Wimbledon last year.


But in September, Date-Krumm chalked up her first tournament victory in 13 years, which made her the oldest winner of a WTA event since Billie Jean King in 1983.


She said she still felt she could tackle higher-ranked players, as shown by victories this month against two top-20 players — Virginie Razzano and Nadia Petrova.


“I still feel I can keep going,” she said. “I played three seeds at the Sydney International and I feel okay.


“My level has gone up over the past year and I think I have better chances now against the better players.”


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UK veteran footballers to play friendly games in Vietnam

In Vietnam Sports on October 20, 2009 at 7:58 am




UK veteran footballers to play friendly games in Vietnam


QĐND – Monday, October 19, 2009, 20:42 (GMT+7)

Former football stars from Manchester United and Liverpool will play friendly games against veteran Vietnamese footballers during the 2009 Masters Vietnam Football Tournament to take place at My Dinh National Stadium on November 19-20.


The news was announced by the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) and the DC Media Joint Stock Company (DCM) at a press briefing in Hanoi on October 19.


The tourney offers a great chance for Vietnamese football fans to meet former Premier League stars such as Andy Cole, Andrei Kanchelskis and Vivian Anderson of Manchester United FC, and Mark Walters, Dominic Matteo and John Barners of Liverpool FC.


Event organisers will invite Dermott Gallagher and John Underhill who used to referee many Premier League matches to control the Masters Vietnam tourney. Dermott Gallagher refereed the FA Cup final between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium in 1996.


Source: VOV


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