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Fifth VTV Binh Dien int’l volleyball tournament opens

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

Fifth VTV Binh Dien int’l volleyball tournament opens

QĐND – Saturday, January 08, 2011, 20:28 (GMT+7)

Fifth VTV Binh Dien international volleyball tournament was inaugurated in the sports centre in Dong Nai province on January 8.

This year the event attracted three leading teams of the championships in 2010, including LienViet bank, Vietsopetro and VTV Binh Dien-Long An. In addition, the organising board invited foreign teams from Thailand, China and Australia.  

The first prize is worth US$10,000, the second, third and fourth prizes are US$6,000, US$4,000 and US$1,000, respectively.

In addition, one style prize and seven individual prizes will be awarded.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Vietnam warmly greets the fifth million international visitor

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:18 am

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) on December 24 held a ceremony to welcome the fifth million foreign visitor to Vietnam in 2010, at Noi Bai International Airport.

Zhou Ying, a Chinese auditor, is the fifth million foreign visitor to Vietnam on December 24. (Photo:VOH)

Zhou Ying, a Chinese auditor, who flew into Vietnam on flight VN901, from Beijing to Ha Noi, was the lucky visitor. The VNAT also offered a tour for two people from Hue to Hoi An, to the fifth million foreign visitor – Zhou Ying.

Nguyen Van Tuan, the general director of the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) said five million is the highest number they have had in 20 years. It also proven that Vietnam has become one of the top destinations in the ASEAN region. This is because of its image as a safe and friendly destination.

The tourism industry sector also offered gifts and campaign medal to the 4,999,999th foreign visitor – a Chinese visitor and the 5,000,001 – also a Chinese visitor. All the lucky visitors flew into Vietnam on flight VN901, from Beijing to Hanoi.

The number of foreign arrivals to Vietnam is 35 per cent higher than compared with last year. Domestic tourists have also risen – by 13 per cent to 28 million. Chinese people were highest number of travellers to Vietnam, followed by South Korea, Japan, the US, Taiwan and Australia.

By 2015, the tourism industry plans to earn $8.9 billion from 12 million foreign visitors and host 28 million domestic travellers, according to a draft on tourism development. A survey has shown that Vietnam is emerging as one of the top destinations because of its distinctive culture, beautiful natural scenery and affordable attractions.

Source: SGGP

Fifth flood hit central region within one month

In Uncategorized on November 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Fifth flood hit central region within one month

In Uncategorized on November 15, 2010 at 9:29 am

Anelka earns plaudits after firing Chelsea into fifth round

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 4:53 am

PRESTON, England, Jan 24, 2010 (AFP) – France striker Nicolas Anelka took the plaudits after his goal inspired a 2-0 win at Preston kept Chelsea on course to land the FA Cup for the third time in four seasons.

Anelka set the platform for the Premier League club’s fourth round success at Deepdale on Saturday with his fifth goal in four games.

Nicolas Anelka (2nd L) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the FA Cup fourth round football match between Preston North End and Chelsea at Deepdale Stadium, Preston, England, on January 23, 2010. AFP PHOTO

Young strike partner Daniel Sturridge doubled the holders’ lead in the second half as Carlo Ancelotti’s team saw off Darren Ferguson’s Championship outfit.

But it was Anelka’s performance which caught the eye of Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins and he was keen to salute the former Arsenal and Real Madrid star.

“He’s playing some outstanding football at the minute,” Wilkins said. “He’s clearly enjoying his football and training.

“He’s an outstanding player and hopefully he will carry in this rich vein of scoring form.”

Wilkins insisted Chelsea’s professional performance against Preston is proof that the west London club are determined to retain the FA Cup they won last May after beating Everton 2-1 in the final.

“I thought our lads were extremely professional,” he added. “This is not an easy place to come and the Preston fans really got behind their team.

“But we are the holders and we want to retain it. This is not an easy place to come and the fact that Carlo picked a strong team shows how seriously we are treating the competition.”

Wilkins refused to blame referee Mike Dean for disallowing a goal by substitute Florent Malouda when the tie was goalless.

Malouda found the net soon after coming on in the first half for the injured Juliano Belletti. With the scores locked at 0-0, the goal was ruled out as the referee had blown for a foul committed on Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.

“In our eyes it was the wrong decision,” added Wilkins. “But I’m not going to have a go at the referee. We got a free kick out of it and didn’t make the most out of it.”

Lampard was substituted in the second half after suffering a calf problem, but Wilkins is hopeful he will be available for Wednesday’s home game with Birmingham City.

The tie might have had a different ending had Preston midfielder Darren Carter not missed from three yards towards the end of the first half, when the score was 1-0.

Ferguson, son of Manchester United manager Sir Alex, refused to criticise Carter for his astonishing blunder, which came after Portuguese keeper Hilario had failed to hold a header by Chris Brown.

“At half time I said to him to keep getting stuck in,” said Ferguson, taking charge of his first home game since replacing Alan Irvine as Preston manager earlier this month.

“I didn’t want him hiding in the second half. The lad needed a bit of a lift, but that’s football.

“A few minutes before half time we miss a great chance and two minutes in the second half we concede a goal.

“But I can’t have any complaints about my players. We played some great football.”

Ferguson revealed Celtic had made an inquiry for Republic of Ireland international defender Sean St Ledger, but said: “Celtic have no chance of getting him on what they are offering.”

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Health ministry confirms fifth swine-flu death

In Vietnam Health on September 10, 2009 at 8:05 am

The Ministry of Health has confirmed the fifth death from swine flu, that of a nine-year-old boy in Long Khanh town, Dong Nai Province, on September 9.

A swine-flu patient receives treatment at the General Hospital of Quang Nghai Province (Photo: Tuoi Tre)

He had a fever since August 29 and was admitted to a hospital in Binh Thuan Province on September 2.
A day later, the boy was transferred to the Dong Nai Children’s Hospital with high fever.
Doctors there discovered he had pneumonia and symptoms of A/H1N1 and treated him with Tamiflu.
On September 5 tests by Ho Chi Minh City’s Pasteur Institute showed he was positive for swine flu. 

The other four deaths have been in Ho Chi Minh City (three) and the south central province of Khanh Hoa.

A review of the fatalities show that they were all caused by complications arising from diabetes or hypertension, a treatment sub-committee set up to monitor the epidemic reported.

It also noted that treatment is ineffective when patients are hospitalized late, and stressed the importance of early detection.

Deputy Minister of Health Trinh Quan Huan ordered relevant agencies to continue investigating the deaths to better inform diagnosis and treatment.

Dr Nguyen Van Kinh of the Institute of Contagious and Tropical Diseases in HCMC said his institute has acquired a good number of testing materials.

He was responding to public worries about a possible shortage at a time when the epidemic is continuing to spread.

Vietnam is being supplied by the World Health Organization (WHO).
There are fears of a possible global shortage of testing materials if the epidemic spreads worldwide.

WHO has allayed these concerns saying this is unlikely to occur.

As winter approaches in Vietnam — providing ideal conditions for the virus to develop — preventive medicine institutes are conducting research into quicker tests, which may bring higher efficiency at lower costs than the current Polymerase Chain Reaction, or PCR, test.

In Vietnam, an additional 110 cases were confirmed on September 9, taking the tally to 4,060.

Three-fourths of the cases have been discharged from hospital while the rest are under quarantine and receiving medical treatment.

All patients are reported to be in stable condition.

Source: SGGP

Thiet lifts her way to fifth place

In Uncategorized on August 13, 2008 at 5:55 pm

Don’t mess with her: Weightlifter Nguyen Thi Thiet competes in the women’s 63kg final during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games yesterday. She came fifth place overall. — AFP/VNA Photo

HA NOI — Nguyen Thi Thiet fulfilled her Olympic ambition in Beijing yesterday of lifting a total of 225kg – 20kg more than she lifted at her debut Olympics in Athens – to come fifth in the women’s 63kg category.

The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games champion finished one place higher than she did four years ago.

Thiet, who won a gold in the SEA Games in Thailand last December, successfully lifted 100kg in the snatch event after two attempts and 125kg in the clean and jerk on her second lift to finish 15kg behind gold medallist Pak Hyon Suk of North Korea.

Thiet attempted to raise her overall total by snatching 102kg but failed on the third attempt. In the clean and jerk, Thiet failed at 127kg.

Pak, 23, the world number three, succeeded in her third attempt to lift 135kg in the clean and jerk to overtake Irina Nekrassova of Kazakhstan, who finished second just one kilo behind.

Her total was also just 1kg off the Olympic record set in Sydney in 2000 by China’s Chen Xiaomin.

Lu Ying-Chi of Chinese Taipei won the bronze with a 231kg total.

Pak’s path to gold was helped by the absence of Chinese world champion Liu Haixia and the early elimination of Russian favourite Svetlana Tsarukaeva.

The Russian failed to progress past the snatch section of the contest, crying and banging her head on the wall as she left the stage.

Christine Girard of Canada came fourth, 3kg above Thiet.

South Korea’s Kim Sook-yung lifted the same overal total as Thiet but finished in sixth because of her greater body weight.

Thiet, together with Hoang Anh Tuan who won Viet Nam’s second ever Olympic silver on Monday, won wild-card places to Beijing.

Shooting stars

Earlier yesterday, Viet Nam’s top marksman Nguyen Manh Tuong, who is the oldest athlete in the Vietnamese Olympic team, could not outdo his performance in the 10m air pistol on Sunday, finishing 38th out of 45 in the 50m pistol.

The five-time SEA Games gold medallist, the first Vietnamese marksman to compete at the Olympics, scored 543 points, finishing 117.4 points off the winner, Jin Jong-oh of South Korea.

In the Southeast Asian region, Tuong is well-known for his achievements over the past decade but he has yet to make his mark on the world stage.

He said the World Shooting Federation’s invitation to compete in the 2008 Olympic Games had come as a complete shock to him.

“He won’t be surprised if he is brushed aside in the qualifying round,” said coach Nguyen Thi Nhung.

“The Olympic competition is too difficult for us. It is on another level,” he said before accompanying Tuong to Beijing.

Tuong failed to go further in the 10m air pistol on Sunday when he came 34th out of 48. His favourite event, the centre-fire pistol, is not featured in the Games.

In Athens, the 48-year-old finished 41st out of 47 in the 10m 60-shot air pistol event.

Meanwhile, Jong-Oh survived a last-minute scare to win the title in a thrilling final yesterday.

Jin ended just 0.2 points ahead of second-placed North Korean Kim Jong-Su to grab his second medal of the Beijing Olympics after winning the silver in the 10m event last Saturday.

World champion Tan Zongliang of China was forced to settle for the bronze despite starting the 10-shot final with a seemingly comfortable two-point lead over his rivals.

Jin, the silver-medallist in Athens four years ago, scored just 8.2 with his final shot against Kim’s 10.5, but had done just enough to clinch gold.

Jin ended the tense final with 660.4 points – 0.2 points ahead of Kim.

Local favourite Tan, who competed in three previous Olympics without success, could manage only 659.5 after failing to hit the 10-point mark in seven of his 10 shots in the final.

Tan, who retires after this year’s Olympics, conceded that his poor 7.9 score in the final had sealed his fate.

“I think I was in a bit of a hurry at the start, but later I settled down,” said Tan, who won the world championships in Croatia in 2006.

“I know it is a bit embarrassing that I have got only a bronze, but at least I have finally won an Olympic medal before ending my career.”

Jin, a member of the South Korean armed forces, said he was delighted and relieved to win.

“I don’t know what happened, but when I looked back and saw a few smiling faces, I realised I had done it,” he said.

“I went in with a lot of confidence because I had come second in Athens, but I still had to shoot my best. It was a close call, but at least it went in my favour.”

Defending champion Mikhail Nestruev of Russia failed to reach the final, managing just 552 in the qualification rounds to finish 24th.

Of the seven shooting golds won so far, China and the Czech Republic have won two each while India, Finland and South Korea share the remaining three. — VNS/AFP