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Don’t Burn director to be honored in Hollywood

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 10:57 am

Ha Long Bay likely to win, director of New7Wonder

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Defeating 440 competitors in the vote for the seven natural wonders of the world, Ha Long Bay, has been voted in the list of 28 and likely to win in the list of new seven wonders, said Jean-Paul de la Fuente, director of the New7Wonder during a current visit to Vietnam.

A view of Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh

Reporter: Is there any difference between the final round, to vote for seven natural wonders of the world, and previous rounds, sir?


Jean-Paul de la Fuente: Previously, people could only vote through emails for the whole seven wonders. At the final round, they can vote for only one wonder through SMS or phone calls.


Could you predict the winning capacity of Ha Long Bay?


I could not predict the future. However, I thought that the opportunity for Ha Long Bay is very high, it depends on the vote of each Vietnamese.


After winning in the vote, will the seven wonders follow some certain regulations, sir?


Each competition has it own regulations and the New7Wonder is not in exception. However, these regulations mainly aim to encourage wonder protection. For instance, to the seven man-made wonders of the world voted in 2007, the NewOpenWorld, organizer of New7Wonder, will send inspectors to there in 2012. In case that they uncover that the wonders are changed or severely downgraded, affecting to their images as well as natures, the organization will host a vote to seek for new wonders.

Source: SGGP

Ha Long Bay likely to win, director of New7Wonder

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 3:59 am




Ha Long Bay likely to win, director of New7Wonder


QĐND – Sunday, October 10, 2010, 20:48 (GMT+7)

Defeating 440 competitors in the vote for the seven natural wonders of the world, Ha Long Bay, has been voted in the list of 28 and likely to win in the list of new seven wonders, said Jean-Paul de la Fuente, director of the New7Wonder during a current visit in Vietnam.


Reporter: Is there any difference between the final round, to vote for seven natural wonders of the world, and previous rounds, sir?


Jean-Paul de la Fuente: Previously, people could only vote through emails for the whole seven wonders. At the final round, they can vote for only one wonder through SMS or phone calls.


Could you predict the winning capacity of Ha Long Bay?


I could not predict the future. However, I thought that the opportunity for Ha Long Bay is very high, it depends on the vote of each Vietnamese.


After winning in the vote, will the seven wonders follow some certain regulations, sir?


Each competition has it own regulations and the New7Wonder is not in exception. However, these regulations mainly aim to encourage wonder protection. For instance, to the seven man-made wonders of the world voted in 2007, the NewOpenWorld, organizer of New7Wonder, will send inspectors to there in 2012. In case that they uncover that the wonders are changed or severely downgraded, affecting to their images as well as natures, the organization will host a vote to seek for new wonders.


Source: SGGP


Source: QDND

Leading director passes away

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 10:25 am

People’s Artist Duong Ngoc Duc, senior veteran of the Vietnamese stage sector, passed away in Hanoi on June 3 at the age of 81.

               People Artist Duong Ngoc Duc

The director was born in the capital in 1930. He graduated from the Director Department of the Leningrad State University of Theatre, Music and Cinematography in 1964.

He was Party Committee Secretary and Secretary-general of the Vietnam Stage Artists Association, and Director of Vietnam Drama Theater in 1978.

He was known as one of the leading directors of the country from 1960-1970.

The director used stage names including The Lu, Tran Hoat, Dinh Quang, Nguyen Dinh Nghi, Tran Bang and Ngoc Phuong for his popular plays such as “Masa”, Doi mat (Eyes), Nguoi cong dan so 1 (The citizen No.1), Tien tuyen goi (The call of the Front), and more.

Services for the director will take place at the funeral house of the Ministry of Defense, 55 Tran Thanh Tong Street in Hanoi, from now until June 8.

Source: SGGP

Samsung, Avatar director team up to produce 3D content

In Uncategorized on May 14, 2010 at 8:52 am

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics and “Avatar” director James Cameron on Friday announced a deal to work together to boost 3D television content.


Under the agreement, Cameron and his crew will make 3D footage of music videos featuring South Korean pop stars that will be used by Samsung to help promote the sale of its 3D televisions worldwide.


Cameron’s 3D blockbuster “Avatar” started a 3D wave in the movie industry and is the world’s highest grossing movie, earning 2.8 billion dollars in ticket sales so far.


Samsung, the world’s largest maker of flat-screen televisions, said it may raise this year’s sales target for 3D TVs given the growing demand.

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics and Avatar director James Cameron (pictured) on Friday announced a deal to work together to boost 3D television content

Early this year it targeted around two million sales.


“Demand for 3D TVs is very strong, but the supply is falling short of such a strong demand due to panel shortages. But there is a possibility that the initial two-million sales target may be raised,” Yoon Boo-keun, president of the company’s visual display division, told a news briefing.


On Thursday Cameron told a forum that lack of content was the biggest hurdle to 3D televisions.


The thousands of hours of content which would be needed “will require a revolution in the way TV is produced,” he said.


 

Source: SGGP

President Triet receives RMIT General Director

In Uncategorized on October 7, 2008 at 2:03 pm

HCM City (VNA) – State President Nguyen Minh Triet appreciated the contributions of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) International University in Vietnam when he received RMIT General Director, Michael Mann, in Ho Chi Minh City on October 6.

The President said the RMIT University and My Thuan bridge symbolise the good friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Australia .

He went on to say that Vietnam is making every effort to increase the quality of education in order to develop a skilled labour force to meet the country’s demand for comprehensive development.

President Triet also praised Australia ’s assistance in poverty reduction programmes in Vietnam to help local people improve their living conditions and the active role Mann played in the assistance when he was Australian ambassador to Vietnam .

For his part, the RMIT General Director expressed his thanks to President Triet for his invaluable help during his working term as Australian Ambassador to Vietnam in the past, as well as his current work in education development in Vietnam .

He said he considers himself as “an unofficial ambassador for Vietnam ” and will continue to support the country in the future.

RMIT Vietnam, since its inauguration in 2001, has trained nearly 5,000 students, 1,500 of them already graduated.-

Corporate director Pamela Flaherty talks about NY Citi

In Uncategorized on August 27, 2008 at 4:16 pm

What is the Citi Foundation and what does it do?


The Citi Foundation is based in New York and it is the philanthropic arm of Citi, the leading global financial services company. The Citi Foundation is committed to enhancing economic opportunities for under-served individuals and families in the communities where we work so that these groups can improve their standard of living.


Globally, the Citi Foundation focuses its grant giving on microfinance and microentrepreneurship, which helps individuals become economically self-sufficient; small and growing businesses lead to economic expansion and job creation; education, which prepares young people for personal and professional success; financial education, which helps individuals make informed financial decisions; and the environment, with a focus on sustainable enterprises that generate jobs and stimulate economic growth while preserving the environment.


In 2007, the Citi Foundation gave US$95.6 million, of which 44 per cent was given outside the United States.


How does Citi support microfinance programmes globally?


Over the past decade, the Citi Foundation has contributed more than $60 million to 250 microfinance institutions, microfinance networks and microenterprise programmes in 55 countries.


Since 1997, in Asia alone, the Citi Foundation has committed more than $18 million in funding for microfinance-related programmes.


More importantly, in addition to our funding, we support the microfinance sector through many other activities such as facilitating engagement with Citi business managers, promoting the exchange of information and best practices, making introductions to other players in the industry and sponsoring and participating in symposiums.


Recently, we announced the Citi Network Strengthening Program, a three-year, $11.2 million global initiative launched in 2008 in collaboration with the Small Enterprise Education and Promotion (SEEP) Network. An example of how this project benefits microfinance networks is the Asia Network Summit, organised by the region’s Banking With The Poor Network and SEEP in Ha Noi earlier this week. This was the first Asia-wide gathering of microfinance networks, including the Vietnam Microfinance Working Group, and has already contributed to improving dialogue between networks across the region.


Citi has also established a microfinance business group that works across the Citi businesses, product groups and with employees to establish commercial relationships with the microfinance sector to build scale, lower costs and introduce new products. Since it started in 2005, Citi Microfinance has established commercial relationships with more than 70 MFIs in over 35 countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, as well as global microfinance networks, specialised fund managers and investors.


How has Citi supported the development of microfinance in Viet Nam?


Since 2001, through Citi Foundation grants, Citi Vietnam has given VND3.3 billion ($168,000) to Save the Children US to support its microfinance programme in Thanh Hoa and enable more than 10,000 women from low-income households to start their own microenterprises. Today, it is one of the few examples of microfinance programmes in Viet Nam that has become financially sustainable.


In 2007, in partnership with the Vietnam Microfinance Working Group and its secretariat, the Microfinance and Development Centre, we launched the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards to promote microentrepreneurship and increase awareness of microfinance in Viet Nam. In its inaugural year, 60 exceptional microfinance clients and 30 credit officers from rural and remote areas of Viet Nam received awards.


In 2007, Citi Vietnam gave a Citi Foundation grant to another microfinance provider, the Binh Minh Community Development Company, to initiate a financial literacy project in Dong Anh District. Based on a Citi Foundation-funded global financial education curriculum for the poor, this programme is developing customised Vietnamese-language financial education materials for microfinance clients and aims to improve the financial literacy of 15,000 microfinance clients by 2010. —

Ex-health director punished

In Uncategorized on August 24, 2008 at 3:55 pm

HA NOI — The Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission has disciplined former HCM City party committee member and director of the city Health Department, Nguyen The Dung, for neglect of responsibilities.


Nguyen The Dung was dismissed from his position last October.


The Central Inspection Committee noted that Dung failed in his duties as director of food hygiene and safety, and allowed his deputy director to abuse his position, delaying warning to the public of soy-sauce contamination.


According to the HCM City Inspectorate, Dung was reported that many soy-sauces on the market contained excessive amounts of 3-MCPD – a carcinogenic substance – in August 2005. However, he did nothing to recall tainted products, entrusting the task to his deputy director instead. As a result dangerous soy-sauces were on the market until May 2007, affecting consumer health and confidence.


The committee is currently considering how to discipline the deputy director, Le Truong Giang, for his negligence. —

Director nabbed for embezzlement

In Uncategorized on August 10, 2008 at 5:19 pm

DA NANG — Da Nang City’s police on Wednesday arrested Nguyen Huynh Thi My Ngoc on charges of embezzlement of VND130 billion (US$7.8 million).


The 41-year-old company director is now under investigation for the next four months on charges that she has swindled large amounts of money from people.


According to initial investigations, Ngoc, born in the southern province of Kien Giang, had allegedly borrowed money from people in Da Nang last year.


She then travelled to the US last June and took all the money with her. She then returned to the city and was summoned by the police.


Though Ngoc was accused of borrowing a sum of more than VND130 billion ($7.8 million), she told the police she borrowed less than VND50 billion ($2.9million) and was willing to repay the debt.


To complicate matters, Ngoc’s relatives started to spread the rumour that they would only repay her debts to those who had not denounced her to the police.


The total debt reported to the police did not include the undocumented loans of tens of billions of dong that Ngoc had borrowed. Many of the people loaned her the money without asking for any documentation because they trusted her husband who is a doctor.


Ngoc’s company often traded and rented out cars. Last year, she also dabbled in some real estate trading.


A local newspaper reported that Ngoc raised money by offering high interest rate loans which she then used to invest in real estate and imported cars but found herself bankrupt when the markets suffered setbacks. —