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Vietnam to host final round of Asia U19 Women’s Football Champs

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:27 am

Vietnam to host final round of Asia U19 Women’s Football Champs

QĐND – Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 20:34 (GMT+7)

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) granted Vietnam clearance to host the final round of the Asia U19 Women’s Football Championship 2011.

The championship will take place from October 6 to 16, 2011.

After successfully competing in the second qualifying round, the Vietnamese U19 team will enter the final round with five others – Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, China and Australia.

Vietnam will announce the match-ups in the near future.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Hung wins final silver for Vietnam in 400m

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

Hung wins final silver for Vietnam in 400m

QĐND – Monday, December 20, 2010, 21:26 (GMT+7)

Le Duc Hung added another medal to Vietnam’s tally when he took silver in the men’s 400m on the penultimate day of competition in Guangzhou’s Asian ParaGames on on Dec. 18.

Hung took second place in the T11 class race with a time of 57.87sec. The closely fought contest ended in a photo finish with line honours going to Thailand ‘s Jorchuy Kitsana.

Hung’s teammate Dao Van Cuong, who is the current Asian record holder, finished third in 58.38sec, which was almost three seconds slower than his time of 55.42sec in the previous Games in Qatar .

Cuong set the Asian record of 54.36sec in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics.

Earlier, female duo Kim Van and Hoa Phuong grabbed bronze for Vietnam in the women’s TT6-10 class table tennis. The pair defeated their Filipino rivals 3-2 in the bronze medal play-off match. Hosts China took the champion title after beating the Republic of Korea (RoK) 3-0 in the final.

In six days of competitions, the 57-member Vietnam earned three gold, four silver and 10 bronze medals, leaving them eleventh overall in the rankings.

The national team did not reach the target that they set themselves before departing for Guanzhou. They had aimed to win at least five golds from the six sports that they took part in.

The poor result was partly attributed to cold weather in the city; this prevented several Vietnamese athletes from competing and stopped others from performing at their peak.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Authorities in Haiti delay final vote results

In Uncategorized on December 20, 2010 at 6:28 am

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Dec 19, 2010 (AFP) – Electoral authorities in Haiti announced late Sunday they had decided to delay publication of final presidential election results until the Organization of American States finishes its probe of the controversial vote.

The results were initially expected on Monday, but the Haitian Election Council said it had decided to “postpone publication of the results of the first round of voting until the contentious phase of the electoral process is over and an OAS mission requested by President Rene Preval finishes its work.”

Haiti’s chaotic election was carried out last month amid widespread allegations of fraud and the disenfranchisement of thousands of people, who either couldn’t get the necessary papers to vote or weren’t on the register.

Preval has asked the OAS to assist Haitian authorities in verifying the results of the vote.

Preliminary results of the first round of balloting have placed opposition candidate Mirlande Manigat in the lead with 31 percent of the vote. She is followed by ruling party candidate Jude Celestin who had 22 percent.

Source: SGGP

Muslim pilgrims launch into final hajj rituals

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2010 at 6:26 am

No final decision on change of management: BP

In Uncategorized on July 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm

LONDON, July 26, 2010 (AFP) – BP said Monday no final decision has been reached on a change of management, after reports claimed chief executive Tony Hayward would resign in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.

This still image from a live BP video feed shows a submersible(not seen) checking the integrity of the well head on July 25, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. AFP

The British energy giant said it noted “the press speculation over the weekend regarding potential changes to management” as well as the charge for the costs of the spill.

“BP confirms that no final decision has been made on these matters,” the company statement said.

It added that the board was meeting Monday evening ahead of the release of second quarter results on Tuesday.

“Any decisions will be announced as appropriate,” it said.

Source: SGGP

Bin Laden hunter on final leg of trip to Colorado

In Uncategorized on June 24, 2010 at 4:37 am

An American on a solo mission to hunt down Osama bin Laden is on the final leg of his trip home to Colorado, 10 days after authorities found him in the woods of northern Pakistan with a pistol, a sword and night-vision equipment.

jubilant Gary Faulkner stepped into the security check line at Los Angeles International Airport at about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday for his flight to Denver, accompanied by his brother, sister and mother.

“It’s incredible to have him home,” said Faulkner’s sister, Deanna Martin.

Wearing a gray shirt, sandals and beige chinos, and with his long gray hair pulled into a pony tail, Faulkner said he was treated well by the Pakistanis during his confinement.

Gary Faulkner gets ready to board a connection flight, back home to Colorado, on Wednesday afternoon, after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, in Los Angeles

Hours earlier, he had arrived on an Emirates Airlines flight from Pakistan, where he’d been detained since June 13. He told officials he was out to kill the al-Qaida leader. He was then moved to Islamabad, and his brother told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he was being released by the Pakistani government without charges.

Faulkner, of Greeley, Colo., said organizing his trip “took a lot of money and a lot of time.” Asked if he’d try it again, Faulkner said “Absolutely,” adding cryptically, “You’ll find out at the end of August.”

Faulkner earlier spoke to reporters about his trip and his intent to get bin Laden.

“This is not about me. What this is about is the American people and the world,” he said in comments aired on KTLA-TV shortly after his arrival. “We can’t let people like this scare us. We don’t get scared by people like this, we scare them and that’s what this is about. We’re going to take care of business.”

Gary Faulkner is an out-of-work construction worker who sold his tools to finance six trips on what relatives have called a Rambo-type mission to kill or capture bin Laden. He grew out his hair and beard to fit in better.

Scott Faulkner told reporters last week that his brother wasn’t crazy, just determined to find the man America’s military has failed to capture nearly a decade after the 9/11 attacks.

“Is it out of the norm? Yes, it is. But is it crazy? No,” Scott Faulkner said. “If he wore a uniform and called himself special ops, would he be crazy?”

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters in Washington that the family would have the best information on Faulkner’s case. Faulkner, two department officials have said, refused to sign a waiver allowing the government to discuss his case publicly.

“In this particular case, as in all cases where we have an American citizen in custody of another country, we are in touch with that individual, we are in touch with his family,” Crowley said. “We stayed in close contact with him and with his family throughout this, and we are gratified it was resolved rapidly.”

Faulkner left Colorado on May 30. Scott Faulkner, a physician in the northeastern Colorado town of Fort Morgan, dropped off his brother at the airport and wasn’t sure he’d see him again. But he and other relatives have insisted that Gary Faulkner left the U.S. unarmed, had a valid visa for Pakistan and was guilty of no crime while there.

Indeed, relatives have said they hope the trip encourages more people to look for bin Laden.

“Now there’s going to be hopefully a renewed effort to get this guy — he’s still wanted, and he’s still out there,” Scott Faulkner said last week.

Source: SGGP

Farmers begin final round of football tourney in September

In Uncategorized on May 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Farmers begin final round of football tourney in September

QĐND – Thursday, May 20, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

Amateur footballers will compete in the final round of the National Farmers Football Championship in the southern province of Long An from September 15-25, organizers announced on May 19.

The event, organised by Nong Thon Ngay Nay (Countryside Today) newspaper, will see 28 teams from around the nation competing in seven groups at the qualifiers in Tien Giang’s My Tho Stadium in August.

Hosts Long An and the seven other qualifying teams will battle for their spot in the final round, which will see the winners walk away with a 100 million VND (5,100 USD) cash-prize.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Vietnam Robocon 2010’s final round underway in Dac Lak

In Uncategorized on May 13, 2010 at 12:53 am

Vietnam Robocon 2010’s final round underway in Dac Lak

QĐND – Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 21:5 (GMT+7)

The final round of Vietnam Robot Contest (Robocon) 2010 began in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak on May 11. 

Organised by the Vietnam Television, the Robocon final round drew 34 teams selected from 251 squads of universities, colleges and technical secondary schools across the country. 

The teams will compete in three rounds. The winner will represent Vietnam at the Asia-Pacific Robot Contest scheduled to take place in Cairo, Egypt, in September this year. 

The same day the Vietnam Television opened an exhibition “Robocon Tech-show”, displaying hi-tech products made by students, including robots that are able to operate in different fields.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Two Vietnamese to compete in World Pool Masters Final

In Uncategorized on April 21, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Two Vietnamese to compete in World Pool Masters Final

QĐND – Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 22:7 (GMT+7)

Luong Chi Dung and Do Hoang Quan, Vietnamese billiards and snooker players, have fought off stiff competition from Singaporean, Indonesian and Malaysian competitors to qualify for the Final of the World Pool Masters Tournament, which will be held at Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the USA from May 12th to 16th with the participation of 64 contestants around the world.

The qualifying round, taking place in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, was to select 32 players for the Final.

This is the first time Vietnamese players have competed at the Final of the World Pool Masters, an annual international nine-ball tournament.

Players Luong Chi Dung and Do Hoang Quan brought Vietnam a golde medal at 25th SEA Games in Laos.

Source: TT&VH

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Obama sets new course to conquer the final frontier

In Uncategorized on April 16, 2010 at 8:51 am

President Barack Obama set a bold new course for the future of US space travel, planning to send American astronauts into Mars orbit within the next three decades.

And he sought to quell a storm of outrage that met earlier plans unveiled by his administration, vowing before NASA staff that he was “100 percent committed” to their mission and the US space agency’s future.

“As president, I believe that space exploration is not a luxury, it’s not an afterthought in America’s quest for a brighter future. It is an essential part of that quest,” he said at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The US president made a whirlwind trip to the heart of the US space industry after stinging criticism of his decision to drop the costly Constellation project that had aimed to return Americans to the moon.

US President Barack Obama walks past a main engine of a space shuttle as he arrives to speak at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Obama, who was accompanied by astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon, said his administration would pump six billion more dollars into the NASA budget over the next five years.

But he had specific ideas how it should be spent.

“We should attempt a return to the surface of the moon first, as previously planned. But I just have to say, pretty bluntly here, we’ve been there before. Buzz has been there,” Obama said.

“There’s a lot more of space to explore and a lot more to learn when we do,” he said, to loud applause.

“By 2025 we expect new spacecraft designed for long journeys to allow us to begin the first ever crew missions beyond the moon into deep space.

“So, we’ll start by sending astronauts to an asteroid for the first time in history. By the mid-2030s, I believe we can send humans to orbit Mars and return them safely to earth, and a landing on Mars will follow.”

In a nod to critics who say the new approach will costs jobs and undermine American leadership in space exploration, Obama said he was retaining part of the Constellation project, the Orion capsule.

Obama said he had instructed NASA administrator Charles Bolden to immediately begin the design of a rescue vehicle using technology already developed for the Orion capsule.

And the United States would also invest some three billion dollars in research on a heavy-lift rocket to send crew capsules and supplies into deep space, with the design to be finalized by 2015.

His plan includes ramping up “robotic exploration of the solar system, including a probe of the sun’s atmosphere, new scouting missions to Mars and other destinations, and an advanced telescope to follow Hubble,” he said.

Obama also pledged the new plan would create some 2,500 jobs along the so-called space coast in the next two years — aiming to bring new hope to a region blighted by high unemployment.

Critics, including the first man on the moon Neil Armstrong, were angered by Obama’s decision earlier this year to scrap the bloated and behind-schedule Constellation program.

The aging US space shuttle fleet, which carries astronauts to the International Space Station, is due to be grounded at the end of the year, leaving the United States to hitch rides on Russian spacecraft to station until a replacement is developed.

“Without the skill and experience that actual spacecraft operation provides, the USA is far too likely to be on a long downhill slide to mediocrity,” Armstrong wrote in a letter, co-signed by two other astronauts.

After the speech, leading Republicans went on the attack.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas said Obama’s vision for NASA “continues to leave America grounded,” and complained that without a shuttle, US space flight options will continue to depend on countries like Russia and China.

“The president’s plan fails to guarantee American leadership in space and the American people and Congress will not settle for it,” said Senator John Cornyn, also from Texas.

But Obama anticipated his critics Thursday, saying: “We will actually reach space faster and more often under this new plan in ways that will help us improve our technological capacity and lower our costs.

“The bottom line is, nobody is more committed to manned space flight, to human exploration of space, than I am. But we’ve got to do it in a smart way.

“And we can’t just keep on doing the same old things we’ve been doing and thinking that somehow it’s going to get us to where we want to go.”

Source: SGGP