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Charity gala event to help aid children in need

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:06 am

Charity gala event to help aid children in need

QĐND – Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 21:34 (GMT+7)

Leading artists will gather to perform at a charity gala on Jan. 13 to raise money for children living at Hanoi’s Phuc Lam Preschool and Nursery.

The show, which is to take place at the capital’s historic Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, is entitled Cay Lieu Khoc Cho Em (Willow Weeps for Me).

As a curtain raiser, Spanish fashion designer Chula will present her latest collection, which features the diamond jewellery of the Hanoi-based London Diamond Gallery.

Vietnamese diva My Linh and virtuoso pianist Pho An My will share the stage with the hotel’s resident French jazz diva Trebeka on the night. Award-winning actress Le Khanh will be MC.

The event is organised by the the non-profit charity organisation, Willow Weeps for Me, founded by Trebeka.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Over 150,000 young people join blood donation event

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:05 am

A festival for young people to donate blood was held in 13 cities and provinces nationwide on January 9. The festival attracted over 150,000 young people, in which more than 82,000 registered to donated blood. A total number of blood units collected was 20,000 units.

Young people register to donate blood in Hanoi on January 9. (Photo:VOV)

The festival launched by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union to cerebrate Student’s Day (January 9) and the Youth Year of 2011 was held in the following areas: Hanoi, Tuyen Quang, Quang Ninh, Thanh Hoa, Nam Dinh, Ha Tinh, Thua Thien – Hue, Khanh Hoa, Kon Tum, Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Can Tho and Kien Giang.

In Hanoi, the festival was held at Thong Nhat Park, in the Hai Ba Trung District. The event attracted more than 120,000 young people and representatives from ministries and various departments.

At the opening ceremony, 61 outstanding students, that had donated blood more than five times, were specially honoured for their blood donations. On the January 9, 15,000 young people registered in Hanoi to donate blood.

It is estimated that 2,000 units of blood was collected yesterday in the capital.

Dr. Nguyen Anh Tri, director of the Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, said the number of blood units collected would be used for emergency cases at hospitals.

Dr. Tri said the institute receives 10,000-20,000 units of blood on average per month, which meets about 60 percent of our demand; therefore, these events save people’s lives.

In Ho Chi Minh City, on the same day a similar event took place. This event was sponsor by the Committee of HCMC Communist Youth Union, with the Cho Ray Hospital and the city’s Haematology and Blood Transfusion Centre.

The event attracted more than 1,000 young people, who donated 1,000 units of blood.

In conclusion, the number of young people registering to give blood for 2011 is expected to be over 68,800 units of blood in the city.

Source: SGGP

Miss Vietnam not selected to Beach Beauty event

In Uncategorized on October 16, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Kieu Khanh, Vietnamese contestant at the Miss World Pageant 2010, was not selected to compete for this year’s Beach Beauty title, which will be held at Mandarin Oriental.

Kieu Khanh-Vietnamese contestant at the Miss World Pageant 2010.

Forty out of 115 contestants have been selected. The winner of this competition will automatically advance to the Top 16 Semi Finals.

Last year, Huong Giang is the first Miss Vietnam to ever place among the top 12 finalists of Miss World Beach Beauty competition, which took place at Zimbali Resort Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

The Beach Beauty event first started in 2003, where the Miss World Organization wanted to have preliminary or “fast track events” to allow delegates to get into the Top 20 (2003), Top 15 (2004, 2005, 2008), Top 17 (2006) or Top 16 (2007).

Source: SGGP

Visitors can enjoy live shamisen music at Fukuoka cultural event

In Uncategorized on August 8, 2010 at 11:22 am

Visitors can listen to live shamisen music played by two young girls at a four day-long cultural event introducing the culture of southern Japan in Hanoi from August 10-13.

The traditional Japanese tea ceremony will be performed at the Fukuoka cltural event 

The Hanoi People’s Committee will cooperate with Fukuoka prefecture of Japan to organize Fukuoka Cultural Days at the Daewoo Hotel in Hanoi, which aims to introduce the culture of southern Japan to the Vietnamese people and celebrate the forthcoming 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

Various activities will take place during the event, including exhibitions, cultural exchanges, fashion shows, , the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, origami (paper folding), and music and dance performances.

Two girls from Yame, a Japanese city famous for its green tea, will play the shamisen, a traditional Japanese musical instrument that dates back to the 16th century dressed in traditional Japanese kimonos.

Young residents can take part in the exciting sosaku dance with 32 high schoolgirls, who have won first prize in cultural events in Japan. Anyone who loves manga comic strips has the chance to have famous artists Shiitake and Tao draw their portraits right before their eyes.

A Fukuoka-style collection will take the stage August 13, for Vietnamese fashion lovers. In addition, people can try on the yukata, a Japanese summer kimono worn by both men and women.

Gourmets will have chance to taste good fruits and cakes of Fukuoka, especially Taiyaki, a Japanese fish-shaped cake.

Japan’s most famous modern flower arranger, Shogo Kariyazaki, will create artistic works from Vietnamese flowers in the display corner of the event.
Entrance is gratis.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam to compete at sixth int’l shuttlecock event

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 9:01 am

Vietnam to compete at sixth int’l shuttlecock event

QĐND – Friday, July 09, 2010, 1:53 (GMT+7)

The 12-member Vietnamese shuttlecock team will compete at the sixth World Shuttlecock Championships in Zhongshan, China, from July 9-14.

They will play in seven events with a goal of winning a minimum of five gold medals to defend their first place finish at the last tournament.

The team, coached by Nguyen Xuan Hanh, head of the shuttlecock division of the National Sports Administration, has been training for the event for the last several months.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

NY car bomb threatened ‘very deadly event’: officials

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2010 at 8:37 am

A car bomb that threatened a “very deadly event” failed to go off Saturday in the heart of New York‘s Times Square, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday.

“We are very lucky… (to) avoid what could have been a very deadly event,” Bloomberg said at an impromptu press conference. “The bomb squad confirmed that the suspicious vehicle indeed did contain an explosive device.”

Bloomberg also said the bomb was homemade and “looked amateurish” but “certainly could have exploded.”

New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the device consisted of three propane tanks, consumer-grade fireworks, two gasoline containers, wires and two clocks.

Times Square, one of the busiest areas of New York, remained under police lock down hours after the incident as security forces entered a huge manhunt for the driver of the dark green Nissan Pathfinder.

“We do not know who drove the car,” Bloomberg said. “We have no idea who did this or why.”

Police seal off Times Square. A car bomb that threatened a very deadly event failed to go off Saturday in the heart of New York’s Times Square, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday

Kelly said that the Nissan with tinted windows had license plates belonging to a different vehicle and had been caught driving in the area just before the incident.

Police began “observing white smoke inside and coming out of the rear of the vehicle,” Kelly said, and “began to clear pedestrians.” Fire fighters, then bomb squad staff were called in.

No detail was given on how the components were meant to have fitted together and whether the clocks were used as timers.

The bomb scare raised tensions across the United States where security forces have been on edge since a Christmas Day alleged attempt by a Nigerian man to set off a bomb on a US airliner.

The White House said President Barack Obama was briefed “on the excellent work by the NYPD in relation to the incident in Times Square” at about 10:45 pm Saturday (0245 GMT Sunday).

“The president commended the quick action by the NYPD and asked John Brennan to communicate to NYPD that the federal government is prepared to provide support,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said in a statement.

New York City police are on constant alert after a string of terrorist plots and alleged plots in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Source: SGGP

VN swimmer fails to splash at Beijing Paralympics event

In Uncategorized on September 10, 2008 at 4:55 pm

I’ll be needing a spotter: Weightlifter Le Van Cong (men’s under 48kg) was unable to finish his lift yesterday after three attempts. — VNA/VNS Photo Quoc Khanh

HA NOI — Vietnamese swimmer Nguyen Quang Vuong disappointed fans as he failed to qualify for the men’s 100m breaststroke finals at the National Aquatics Centre yesterday.

Vuong completed his heat in one minute 23.46 seconds, and came in fifth out of seven athletes.

Weightlifter Le Van Cong (men’s under 48kg) was unable to finish his lift yesterday after three attempts; Nigerian Ruel Ishaku placed first in the category with a total lift of 167.5kg.

Nguyen Thi Hai finished 12 out of 14 in the women’s shot-put yesterday.

She tried her best and achieved a 7.6m throw after three attempts.

Wheelchair racer Nguyen Thi Thanh Thao managed 1:08.75 in the women’s 400m, but it was not enough to qualify her for the final race.

Vietnamese athletes continue their competition today with Chau Hoang Tuyet Loan contesting in the women’s 48kg weightlifting, and Dinh Thi Nga will be lifting in the women’s 52kg.

Viet Nam sent nine athletes to compete in athletics, swimming, weightlifting and judo at the Summer Beijing Paralympics.

About 4,000 athletes from 150 nations will be competing in 20 events at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, which will continue until next Wednesday. —