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Vietnam has 260 competitors in ASIAD 16

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2010 at 12:59 am

Vietnamese athletes set off for Asiad 16

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Vietnam’s national women’s football team actively prepares for ASIAD 16

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Vietnam’s national women’s football team actively prepares for ASIAD 16

QĐND – Sunday, October 24, 2010, 20:0 (GMT+7)

After a one week training course in Tam Dao, Vietnam’s women’s football team returned to the Vietnam Young Footballer Training Centre on October 23 to prepare for the 16th Asian Games (ASIAD) to be held in Guangzhou, China.

Three matches will be held under the direction of Coach Tran Van Phat on October 25, 27 and 29 to hone playing skills and select the best players. Mr Phat said a list of 18 footballers will be named and they will leave for Guangzhou, to train from November 1-11.

Later, the team will join ASIAD athletes to prepare for the qualifying rounds for berths in the semi-finals.

Vietnam’s women’s team will be in Group A with the Republic of Korea, Jordan and China. The two strongest teams in each group will enter the semi-final round.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

NATO loses 16 soldiers in three days of Afghan war

In Uncategorized on October 15, 2010 at 10:26 am

KABUL, Oct 15, 2010 (AFP) – A foreign soldier fighting the Afghan insurgency was killed by a Taliban-style bomb Friday, NATO said as it announced that another soldier died from injuries sustained in a similar attack a day earlier.

The deaths bring to 16 the number of foreign soldiers — at least six of them Americans — to have died in the war since Wednesday, according to an AFP tally.

NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said a “service member died following an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan today”. It did not give further details.

There are more than 150,000 international troops deployed in Afghanistan trying to defeat a Taliban-led insurgency aimed at toppling the country’s Western-backed democracy.

The rebels have stepped up attacks every year since the Taliban regime was toppled in a US-led invasion in late 2001.

To root out the rebels, Washington deployed an extra 30,000 reinforcements this year as the basis of a surge strategy aimed at speeding an end to the war. About 10,000 more NATO troops were also deployed.

This year, the deadliest yet for foreign forces, 590 NATO-led soldiers have been killed, according to a toll based on that kept by the independent website, compared to 521 killed last year.

Source: SGGP

16 disadvantaged students to enjoy summer camp

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2010 at 7:22 pm

16 disadvantaged students to enjoy summer camp

QĐND – Thursday, August 12, 2010, 20:34 (GMT+7)

PANO – The US Embassy in Hanoi is organizing a summer camp for the recipients of the English Access Microscholarship Program in Cat Ba, Hai Phong city from August 13th to 16th.

The Access Summer Camp 2010 will bring together 16 current participants in the English Access Microscholarship Program in a series of academic workshops designed to develop the students’ English skills, social skills and volunteerism.

Several English teachers in Vietnam on the Fulbright Scholarship Program, along with NGO leaders and Vietnamese university students who have participated in other US Government-sponsored exchange programs will also join the summer camp.

The current 16 Access students are talented students from the lower secondary schools in the suburban districts of Hanoi.

This is Vietnam’s first group of Access students since the scholarship program was inaugurated in Vietnam in 2009.

The students were selected from 40 applicants via a competitive and fair selection process that included nominations by applicants’ schools, clearance by the Hanoi Department of Education and Training, as well as interviews by the US Embassy in Hanoi.

Funded by the US Government, the English Access Microscholarship Program provides a foundation of English language skills to talents aged 14 to 18 years who come from disadvantaged sectors through after school classes and intensive sessions.  The program also provides participants the opportunity to increase their ability to participate successfully in the socio-economic development of their countries, and to improve their chances of participating in US educational exchange programs in the future.

Mai Huong
Photo: 60s

Source: QDND

Blue-ear pig disease spreads to 16 provinces and cities

In Uncategorized on August 7, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Blue-ear pig disease spreads to 16 provinces and cities

QĐND – Saturday, August 07, 2010, 22:5 (GMT+7)

On August 6 three more provinces, Vinh Long, Dak Lak and Khanh Hoa, reported having blue-ear pig disease, bringing the total number of infected provinces to 16.

Ho Chi Minh City has culled nearly 200 pigs which were suspected of being infected with the disease but its head of the Department of Animal Health, Hoang Van Nam, said on August 6 that the city is not listed as an affected locality because they did not actually detect the disease on pig farms.

As of August 5, more than 43,000 pigs had been infected with the disease, 22,000 of which had been culled.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Diep Kinh Tan has directed localities to check on the vaccination of pigs.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has also requested that at least 80 percent of pigs should be vaccinated. It has also asked localities to set up checkpoints to prevent the illegal transportation of pigs.

The 16 hit provinces are: Nghe An, Cao Bang, Soc Trang, Quang Tri, Tien Giang, Lao Cai, Long An, Binh Duong, Bac Lieu, Quang Nam, Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc, Da Nang, Vinh Long, Khanh Hoa and Dak Lak.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

China gold mine fire kills 16 workers

In Uncategorized on August 7, 2010 at 11:22 am

BEIJING, Aug 7, 2010 (AFP) – Sixteen workers died when a fire broke out in a gold mine in east China, state media reported Saturday, in the latest accident to hit the nation’s dangerous mining sector this week.

Most of the victims died of toxic smoke inhalation underground or in hospital after the accident, which happened on Friday in Shandong province’s Zhaoyuan city, the official Xinhua news agency said.

More than 300 miners had been working underground when the blaze started and most were lifted to ground level safely, but about 50 were left trapped, a spokesman for the rescue headquarters was quoted as saying.

Rescuers then gradually managed to pull more workers out until the last seven were rescued earlier Saturday.

Dozens of injured miners were sent to nearby hospitals, and most of these did not have life-threatening conditions, doctors were quoted as saying.

“We smelt a pungent odour and suspected something might have gone wrong. We closed the vents and waited to be rescued,” said Lu Ming, one of the miners being treated in hospital, according to Xinhua.

The work safety bureaus in Zhaoyuan and Shandong refused to comment on the accident when contacted by AFP, and calls to the city and provincial governments went unanswered.

According to an initial investigation, the blaze broke out in a shaft at the gold mine when an electric cable caught fire. The mine was fully licensed but police have taken the director in for questioning, Xinhua said.

Meanwhile, a gas outburst at a coal mine in the southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday trapped six miners underground, the report said, in yet another accident in the sector.

Source: SGGP

Vietnamese xiangqi team prepares for ASIAD 16

In Uncategorized on May 9, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Vietnamese xiangqi team prepares for ASIAD 16

QĐND – Sunday, May 09, 2010, 22:4 (GMT+7)

The Vietnamese xiangqi (Chinese chess) team gathered in early May at the Ho Chi Minh City Sport Training Centre to prepare for the upcoming ASIAD in Guangzhou China from November 12-27.

The team will include 6 male and 5 female players, coached by Hoang Dinh Hong and Le Thien Vi.

In the ASIAD 16, the Vietnamese team places high hopes on Ngo Lan Huong in the women’s individual event, who won a gold medal at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games.

Other potential contenders include China, Taiwan and Australia.

On May 28, the national team will compete at the Han Xin Chinese Chess Championships in Jiang Su.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Hai Duong reports 16 cases of acute diarrhea

In Uncategorized on April 19, 2010 at 9:48 am

Five in 16 cases of acute diarrhea reported in northern province of Hai Duong were tested positive for the virulent vibrio cholera virus, a health official said on April 18.

People may contract the virulent vibrio cholera virus from sidewalk food.

Bui Huy Nhanh, director of the province’s Preventive Health Department said that all of the sixteen patients live in the same village of Binh Giang district. They are being treated in local hospital and medical clinic

Epidemiologists said they all ate food at the funeral ceremony in a neighbor village.

Medical workers of the district clinic have sprayed chemicals to disinfect the environment and water as well as kept an eye on other 250 participants to the ceremony and investigated the origin of the food used at the funeral.

Five cities and provinces have reported outbreaks of acute diarrhea and cholera, said the Department of Preventive Health, part of the Ministry of Health.

Dr. Nguyen Huy Nga, head of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environment, warned that the disease was at high risk of spreading because of unpredictable sweltering weather in southern provinces.

“In addition, scorching weather leads to severe shortage of fresh and clean water so residents must use unclean water”, he added.

Moreover, food easily turns spoiled in the hot weather, causing people contaminated with the virus

Source: SGGP

Vietnam Airlines to get 16 planes in 2010

In Uncategorized on December 28, 2009 at 7:50 am

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines is scheduled to receive 16 Airbus A321 aircraft in 2010 to expand its fleet of 58 planes.  

The corporation has transported about 9.3 million passengers this year, including more than six million on domestic routes, increasing by 16% on the year before.

The airline plans to open new routes to Northeast Asia next year.

The carrier’s current fleet includes Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Vietnam Airlines also plans to expand the fleet to 104 planes by 2015 and raise that number to 150 by 2020.

Also in 2010, Vietnam Airlines will join SkyTeam, a global airline alliance with eleven members and three associate carriers.

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