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U13 Vietnam to face U14 ASEAN

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:10 am

U13 Vietnam to face U14 ASEAN

QĐND – Monday, January 10, 2011, 20:26 (GMT+7)

The U13 PFV from Ho Chi Minh City, the defending title of the National Youth Football League 2010, will present Vietnam to play with U14 Indonesia in Jakarta on January 12.

The team, coached by former famous player Tran Minh Chien is training at the Thanh Long Sports Complex Centre.

The U14 Indonesia defeated U14 Thailand 3-1 in the final match of the Yamaha ASEAN Cup to win the U14 ASEAN Championship.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Michael Jackson doctor to face manslaughter trial

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

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A judge ordered Michael Jackson’s personal doctor to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges for allegedly killing the singer with an overdose of powerful sedatives.

Conrad Murray denied the charges, saying he was just treating the pop icon for insomnia when he died in June 2009.

AFP file – File picture shows Conrad Murray

Murray also had his license to practice medicine in California suspended.

The doctor will be arraigned on January 25, the Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled after six days of pre-trial hearings in which evidence was presented that Murray tried to cover up evidence of drugs he gave the star immediately before his death.

Source: SGGP

Facebook face recognition finds friends in photos

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:43 am

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 15, 2010 (AFP) – Facebook is using facial recognition software to let US users automatically identify friends in photos at the world’s leading online social network.

A “tag suggestion” feature crafted to identify people in uploaded pictures should be rolled out to all US users in the next few weeks, Facebook engineer Justin Mitchell said late Wednesday in a blog post.

AFP file – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a press conference at the Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California on May 26, 2010.

“Now if you upload pictures from your cousin’s wedding, we’ll group together pictures of the bride and suggest her name,” Mitchell said.

“Instead of typing her name 64 times, all you’ll need to do is click ‘Save’ to tag all of your cousin’s pictures at once.”

More than 100 million “tags” are added to photos at Facebook daily, according to the engineer.

When a Facebook user uploads digital pictures, newly added software matches faces to those that have been tagged, or named, in other photos, Mitchell said.

People who don’t want their names automatically suggested in photo tags can disable the feature by adjusting Facebook privacy settings, according to the engineer.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam to face serious drought

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2010 at 11:23 am

Vietnam is forecast to face quite a few serious drought times in 2011, especially during the dry season from December, 2010 to April, the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Centre has warned.

File photo shows a drought paddy field in the Mekong Delta

Water level in the Red River may take the record low of just 0.1 metre in 2010, said the centre.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat on November 25 instructed related departments to take precautions against droughts as well as ensure enough water for spring-winter crop in three areas, including northern, southeast and Mekong Delta regions.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the rain season was over in the three areas, however, rainfall just reached from 62% – 85% in this year.

The ministry asked locals nationwide to not release water to catch fishes. Mekong Delta provinces need to build dam to prevent sea water intrusion, said the ministry.

Source: SGGP

More big city residents face goiter in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2010 at 8:13 am

Minh to face lowly opponents in early rounds of World Champs

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Minh to face lowly opponents in early rounds of World Champs

QĐND – Thursday, August 12, 2010, 20:31 (GMT+7)

Nguyen Tien Minh is set to play low ranking opponents during the first two rounds of the World Badminton Championship.

The draw was announced on August 9 in Paris.

The Vietnamese player, who failed to defend his Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold last week, will play Atrashchenkov of Ukraine, who is not ranked in the world’s top 50, during the first round. In his second match, if Minh defeats Atrashchenkov then he will face the winner of the match between Raul Must from Estonia and Dieter Domke of Germany.

The Vietnamese, who is currently ranked No 6 in the world, will leave for France with the duo Duong Bao Duc and Thai Thi Hong Gam, who will compete in the mixed doubles event. The couple will play Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama and Ying Suet Tse of Hong Kong in the first round.

The world tournament will start on August 23 and wrap up six days later.

Source: VNA

Photo: tinthethao

Source: QDND

Distributor may face fines for exaggerating benefits of product

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

Hanoi health inspectors made an unscheduled visit to Tu Chinh Duong, the distributor of Tam Nao Khang, following public concern over that the health supplement merely supports sufferers of cerebrovascular and heart diseases, rather than cures these ailments as the distributor has claimed.

Tam Nao Khang in fact merely supports sufferes of cerebrovascular and heart diseases rather than cure these ailments as Tu Chinh Duong claims

Inspection chief Nguyen Viet Cuong said the inspection team seized some products to test the quality and ordered the distributor not to exaggerate the benefits of Tam Nao Khang, as well as not to issue leaflets falsely advertising the product’s usefulness.

Recently, people in newly built residential quarters in Hanoi have received leaflets about Tam Nao Khang, advertising it as a China’s traditional medicine to treat many heart diseases and prevent cerebrovascular accidents. The leaflet even describes a Chinese man regaining his health after taking the product for one year, after being gravely ill before that.

The shop on 33 Nguyen Trai in Hanoi, Tu Chinh Duong, displays the nutritional product at the cost of VND3.6 million per 300-tablet package. The shop assistant still claims that sick persons would feel better after using for less than two months.

Health inspectors promised to impose penalties on the shop, as exaggerating a product’s usefulness violates the law.

Source: SGGP

Red Face Monkey attacks human

In Uncategorized on July 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm

A heard of about 30 Red Face Monkeys attacked a person in a cornfield on July 4, said a representative of the Tan Trach commune People’s Committee.

Red Face Monkey

Dinh Rau, deputy chairman of the Farmer’s Association in the commune went to the cornfield with two dogs and discovered the monkey herd taking corn.

Upon seeing Rau, the herd retreated into a nearby rock cave to hide.

Rau and the two dogs pursued the monkeys into the cave to retrieve the corn, but the herd appeared and attacked him.

Rau came to Phong Nha – Ke Bang forest management board to complain about this.

The management board explained and supported medicine and money as well as advised him not to kill the moneys because the Red Face Money is a precious species protected by law.

Source: SGGP

Insurance cardholders still face obstacles

In Uncategorized on July 5, 2010 at 12:10 pm

One year after the implementation of the new medical insurance, cardholders are still encountering annoyance.

Residents who registered for insurance cards at the local administration were told to have certificates of agreement from hospitals, said Dr. Ton That Quynh Trung from the general medical clinic Phuoc An on Su Van Hanh street in district 10.

Patients wait for their turns to see doctors at the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital (Photo: Anh Quan)

Dr. Trung said the hospital has seen an increase of insurance card patients since July 1, 2009 when the new medical insurance regulation was launched.

Of 1,800 patients recently admitted to the hospital, over 900 were cardholders. To draw patients, the hospital has improved service quality, administrative formality and employed modern techniques in treatment, Dr. Trung said.

He also pointed out some difficulties patients still face. For instance, seriously ill patients were required to show hospital transfer paper if they want to enjoy health insurance.

The hospital got confused when foreigners with insurance cards registered for examinations and treatment as no available regulation exists for such patients.

According to the Ho Chi Minh City Insurance Company, it has signed contracts with 59 state-owned hospitals, 77 private clinics and infirmaries. Of 4,228,468 cardholders, many of them have registered for examinations at private clinics; therefore, the government should create favorable conditions for them.

On the other hand, patients with insurance cards found it hard to access free treatment in public hospitals due to an overloaded system that has not assimilated insurance cardholders smoothly, despite the city’s Department of Health(DoH)’s determination enforce the new regulation. For instance, cardholders directed protests to the managers of a hospital because staffs served them poorly, alleging discrimination.

Dr. Phan Van Nghiem from the DoH said administrative reform and improved quality of service are needed as the number of insurance cardholders is expected to skyrocket up to 26 million in 2010. He proposed that the insurance company to work out special policies for chronic, serious and kidney patients and support total treatment expenditures for the advantaged patients.

Meanwhile, Bui Minh Dong, deputy chief of the city’s Insurance Company, said although there has been an increase in patients registering for insurance cards, some hospitals have not used computers to manage illness records and facilities in district infirmaries cannot meet the increasing demand.

The scene of insurance holders standing in line to register to see doctors will continue to take place daily if the authorities do not address the program’s shortcomings.

Source: SGGP

Gold sifters face perils in Central Highlands

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Recently, hundreds of people have been found risking their lives panning for gold in the lower sections of Po Ko River, which the Plei Krong Hydropower Plant — located at the upper reaches — has dammed in order to accumulate water to be released anytime, in Sa Thay District of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum.

People sift for gold on Po Ko River in the Central Highlands Province of Kon Tum (Photo: SGGP)

During the early hours of recent mornings, Sai Gon Giai Phong reporters witnessed hundreds of local residents on the river working hard in pursuit of gold. Men moved rocks away and scooped sand while women and children panned for gold with iron trays.

Gold seeker A Sam said that over the last month he has consistently woken up early to sift the sands for gold, although his effort brings just over VND100,000 on the best days; other times his efforts yield nothing.

Slight of stature with sunburned hair, Y Thiet, 11, was submerged in water, sifting gold with a big iron tray and said that he earned enough to buy a few ice-creams.

Most of gold seekers said that they only earn in the tens of thousands of VND per day.

While talking with Y Thiet, reporters said they heard the rumbles of water being released from the upper reaches of the river where the hydropower plant located.

People barracked themselves; men and youths quickly ran to the river bank while women and children had to struggle with the torrential flowage, navigating big rocks as they swam towards the riverbank.

The last person to escape the raging river, Y Linh, said that there were people swept away as they were too focused on sifting gold.

Dang Cong Nua, chairman of Kroong Commune People’s Committee, said that earlier, the river had plenty of gold. From 1987-1988, it saw a host of people arrive on quests for gold.

After the Plei Krong hydropower plant began operations, water levels have been deeper; thus, ending the gold sifting.

However, over the last month, the hydropower plant has blocked the river current to accumulate water from 3-4am every day, inspiring local residents to flock to the river to try their luck in looking for gold. Most of the gold seekers are Ro Ngao ethic minorities.

Mr.Nua said that the gold exploitation is illegal and dangerous as gold seekers do not know when the hydropower plant will release water.

Local authorities have called on people to stop sifting gold and proposed the hydropower plant managers inform people in advance when they are going to release water to prevent unfortunate consequences in the future.

Source: SGGP