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Viettel completes internet connections to all Vietnamese schools

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 3:19 pm




Viettel completes internet connections to all Vietnamese schools


QĐND – Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 20:50 (GMT+7)

PANO – Viettel, the Defence Telecommunications Group, announced the completion of the Programme “Connecting the internet to the whole Vietnamese education sector” on July 20th.


From now on, nearly 30 million school teachers and students throughout the country have access to the internet that helps them better fulfill their tasks of teaching and learning.


The Programme started in September 2008 after Viettel committed to providing free internet access for all schools nationwide.


According to Viettel officials, the group will continue to upgrade modems and internet infrastructure for education bases across the country in the future.


Translated by Thu Nguyen


Source: QDND

105 houses of great unity built for ethnic minority people

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 3:19 pm




105 houses of great unity built for ethnic minority people


QĐND – Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 20:53 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Vietnam Father Front Committee of the central Thua Thien-Hue Province, in conjunction with Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) and People’s Committee of A Luoi District, on July 18th, started the construction of 105 houses, worth VND28.5 billion each, for ethnic minority people in Hong Thuy Commune, A Luoi District, Thua Thien-Hue Province.


The project will help 105 households, whose houses were destroyed by typhoon 9 in 2009 in Hong Thuy Communes, return to normal and overcome poverty. Also on this occasion, representatives of the VietinBank branch in Thua Thien-Hue and the provincial leaders presented gifts to families of social policy and two Vietnam heroic mothers in the province.


Translated by Vu Hung


Source: QDND

29 universities gather at international education exhibition in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 3:19 pm




29 universities gather at international education exhibition in Hanoi


QĐND – Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 20:53 (GMT+7)

The 14th International Education Exhibition was officially opened at the Melia Hotel in Hanoi on July 18th by Duc Anh International Advisory and Education Company and other international universities.


This year’s exhibition drew the participation of 29 universities, institutes, educational institutions from seven countries, including the U.K, the U.S, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland and Singapore.


During the event, representatives from famous universities, such as Monash University, the University of New South Wales, and the University of Queensland, provided students and visitors with essential information on courses, living conditions, health insurance services and jobs available at the universities. The exhibition is also a good opportunity for students, who intend to study abroad, to learn experiences from former overseas students.


Source: HNM


Translated by Vu Hung


Source: QDND

Intel Corp. expands scholarship programme in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 3:18 pm




Intel Corp. expands scholarship programme in Vietnam


QĐND – Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 20:53 (GMT+7)

The Intel Corp. and the University of Portland have expanded their scholarship programme in Vietnam.


Specifically, California-based Intel Corp. will give an additional US $2.5 million to two-year scholarships for Vietnamese students.


After graduation, Vietnamese students will work for Intel’s biggest assembly plant in Ho Chi Minh City.


Apart from electricity and mechanics, Intel’s scholarship winners will attend courses in English, technology, and American culture.


As scheduled, The University of Portland held a party to welcome 22 Vietnamese students who had won grants from Intel Corp.


Mr. Rich Howarth, the Intel Products Vietnam’s CEO, confirmed that, by granting scholarships, the corporation wants to make its contributions to the Vietnamese education development as part of its development strategy.


In 2009, 28 Vietnamese students received Intel Corp.’s scholarships, worth US $2million.


Source: Vietnam+


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

Nguyen Nhat Anh’s works to be auctioned for patients with cancer

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 3:17 pm




Nguyen Nhat Anh’s works to be auctioned for patients with cancer


QĐND – Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 20:53 (GMT+7)

An online auction of four works by reputed writer Nguyen Nhat Anh will be held by for “Ben’s Smile” programme on www.nucuoicuaben.com and www.bensmilecharity.com from July 17th to August 7th, aiming to raise funds for children with cancer.


Accordingly, the 8-volume book, titled Kính vạn hoa, will be auctioned from 9 am on July 17th to 12pm on July 24th, while Tôi là Bêtô, Cho tôi xin một vé đi tuổi thơ and Đảo mộng mơ  will be sold for auction from 9am on July 25th to 12pm on July 31st.


Each auctioned book will include the writer’s signature and the most favourite passage.


Moreover, a lacquer painting of phyllocactus-queen of the dark will be up for  auction at an initial price of VND 2.5 million.


The “Ben’s Smile” programme was initiated and has been run by journalist Ngo Thanh Thuy since August 2008, 6 months after her son, Tran Ngo Vu Khoi died of kidney cancer. The programme’s goal is to grant assistance to families of children suffering from cancer.


Source: TT


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

Great Buddhist Festival to mark 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 3:17 pm




Great Buddhist Festival to mark 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi


QĐND – Sunday, July 18, 2010, 21:2 (GMT+7)

1,247 Buddhist nuns and monks will gather for the Great Buddhist Festival to mark the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi scheduled to take place in Hanoi from July 17 to August 2.


The festival will comprise two major activities- a procession of the statue of King Ly Thai To from the Do Temple in Bac Ninh to Hanoi and a three-day ceremony to pray for peace at the Thang Long Royal Citadel.


In the lead up to the 1000th anniversary of the capital city, the HanoiBuddhistChurch has paid special attention to preserving and developing national cultural identities, particularly the Buddhist culture.


Buddhist institutes have worked closely with the municipal administration and relevant agencies to upgrade and restore historical relics and hold traditional festivals to bring into full play tangible and intangible culture and to celebrate the capital city’s anniversary.


From now through the end of this year, the HanoiBuddhistChurch will accelerate the collection of documents on the capital city’s history of Buddhism. Over the past year, Buddhist followers in Hanoi have raised VND 2.8 billion to support the poor, Agent Orange victims, disadvantaged and handicapped children, elderly people living alone and the families of social policy beneficiaries.


The HanoiBuddhistChurch now has a total of 2,078 monks and nuns, 2,059 Buddhist centres and 29 Buddhist congregations at municipal and district levels.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Conson weakens into tropical depression

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 3:17 pm




Conson weakens into tropical depression


QĐND – Sunday, July 18, 2010, 21:2 (GMT+7)

According to the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Centre, storm Conson weakened into tropical low pressure system after hitting Hai Phong and Thai Binh provinces on the evening of July 17.


On the early morning of July 18, the centre of the low pressure was situated at 21.4 0 N latitude and 105.4 0 E longitude, at the Red River Delta. The strongest winds near the low pressure centre reduced to category 6 (less than 39 km per hour)


The low pressure will move northwest at a speed of 15-20 km per hour in the next 12 hours and then continue to move deeper inland and weaken.


Due to the impact of low pressure circulation, there will be heavy rains and thunderstorm in northern provinces. Mountainous areas should take precautions against possible flash floods and landslides.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Tropical storm Conson injures three people

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 3:16 pm




Tropical storm Conson injures three people


QĐND – Sunday, July 18, 2010, 21:3 (GMT+7)

By 6 a.m on July 18, three people were injured and 11 others remained missing after tropical storm Conson (named after a well-known historical site in Vietnam) hit the nation’s northern and central coastal provinces on July 17.


At a meeting in Hanoi on the morning of July 18, the Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control cited localities’ initial report as saying that the storm, the first to hit Vietnam this year, unroofed 303 houses and damaged 27 vessels and swept away 37 others.


The storm brought strong winds and heavy rains to the northern province of Quang Ninh southwards.


Localities said they have not been able to calculate damage cost.


The committee instructed localities to continue searching near the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago for six missing fishermen and their vessels from the central province of Quang Ngai. Meanwhile, rescue teams continued dredging up sunken ships.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Vietnam wins medals at Biology Olympiad

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 3:16 pm




Vietnam wins medals at Biology Olympiad


QĐND – Sunday, July 18, 2010, 21:3 (GMT+7)

The Vietnamese team won three medals at the 21st International Biology Olympiad in Changwon city, the Republic of Korea (RoK), according to the Ministry of Education and Training.


Cao Bao Anh from Ho Chi Minh City National University’s Senior High School for Gifted Students and Bui Thuy Anh from Hanoi-Amsterdam Senior High School won silver medals.


Vu Thi Ngoc Oanh from the Senior High School for Gifted Students under the Hanoi Teachers’ University took a bronze medal.


The team is scheduled to be back to Hanoi on July 21 after the award ceremony and other sidelines activities.


Source: VNA
Photo: Dantri


Source: QDND

Hanoi hosts Congress of Uncle Ho’s Good Children

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 3:15 pm




Hanoi hosts Congress of Uncle Ho’s Good Children


QĐND – Monday, July 19, 2010, 20:40 (GMT+7)


Nearly 400 representatives from the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organisation gathered in Hanoi’s Cultural Friendship Palace on July 18 for the 7th National Congress of Uncle Ho’s Good Children.

Present at the opening ceremony were Nguyen Phu Trong, Chairman of the National Assembly, Ha Thi Khiet, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation, and other Party and State leaders.


Addressing the Congress, NA Chairman Trong praised the achievements obtained by young people who are striving to follow Uncle Ho’s teachings.


Mr. Trong said hopes that they will study harder and become good citizens to contribute to the cause of national construction and defense aimed at making the country wealthier and stronger.


The NA Chairman also urged all Party and State agencies, organisations as well as teachers and parents to show a high sense of responsibility towards further protecting and educating the children, providing them with a better environment for entertainment and study, encouraging them to get involved in social activities and preventing child abuse. They should join efforts to build up the strength of the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organisation especially in remote and disadvantaged areas.


Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, a Cadong ethnic minority pupil at Nguyen Du Secondary School in Bac Tra My District, Central Quang Nam Province, has been recognized as an excellent pupil  for seven successive years despite her disadvantaged circumstances. She said she felt excited and honoured to be one of the representatives to the Congress and she pledged to study better to deserve to be one of Uncle Ho’s Good Children, when visiting the late President’s Mausoleum.


Of the 400 representatives, 10 received badges and laurel wreaths from the NA Chairman and the Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation.


Source: VOV


 


 


Source: QDND