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Quang Ngai gives bicycles to needy pupils

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2010 at 8:26 am




Quang Ngai gives bicycles to needy pupils


QĐND – Saturday, December 18, 2010, 22:18 (GMT+7)

PANO- On December 17th, the Vietnam Children Protection Fund (VCPF), in cooperation with the Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MB), held a ceremony at the Binh Son District People’s Committee, Quang Ngai Province, to give bicycles to 50 pupils whose families had been hard hit by the mid – November floods.


These 50 bicycles (worth 1 million each) are meaningful Christmas and New Year’s gifts for these flood victims in Quang Ngai Province.


This year the Military Bank poured 350 million VND in the Fund to support disadvantaged and needy children. 20 million VND are for children at the Vietnam Friendship Village (Van Canh commune, Hoai Duc District, Hanoi); the rest was spent on 45 scholarships, 15 bicycles, and 15 wheelchairs to disadvantaged children in Thua Thien- Hue Province. Also, essential gifts, such as, bicycles, beds, clothes, books, and food, were given to 150 flood – hit pupils in Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, Binh Dinh Provinces; and to 100 children in An Giang and Quang Ngai Provinces.


Since early this year the MB has donated over 5 billion VND for carrying out diverse activities for community development.


The MB’s Motto is that each staff member becomes a humanitarian ambassador.


Translated by Van Hieu


Source: QDND

Hoi An gives gift to the fourth millionth visitor

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:50 am

The four millionth visitor, Amelia (C), receives a gift from the Hoi An authority

The UNESCO-recognized natural heritage site of Hoi An town, in the central province of Quang Nam, welcomed and gave a gift to the fourth millionth visitor of 2010.


The town government gave this special gift to Amelia, a native from Australia, on December 7.


Hoi An has sold tickets for package tours of the town since 1995.  Seventy percent of the money raised from the ticket price is used on restoring and preserving historical and ancient relics.


UNESCO appreciates this money as it aids then in many areas of restoration and preservation.


Nearly VND200 billion (US$100,000) has been collected from selling tickets and VND144 billion has been given to the preservation fund.

Source: SGGP

Lawyer gives free legal assistance to tortured baby

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 1:20 pm

A lawyer of Binh Duong Province’s lawyers delegation on Friday agreed to provide free legal assistance to a three-year-old maltreated baby in Thuan An District, Binh Duong Province.


Thai Thanh Hai, deputy chairman of the lawyers delegation will help Ho Thi Thuy Ngan’s family draft denouncement paper and will institute proceedings against baby sister Tran Thi Phung.


She may be prosecuted according to Clause 10 of the Criminal Law for torturing the child, the lawyer said.


Hoang Ho Linh, director of the Binh Duong Legal Assistance Center said Phung’s behavior was enough to constitute a crime.


Related articles:
Baby sister arrested for child maltreatment
Baby sister maltreats three year old girl

Source: SGGP

Hanoi gives more aid to flood victims

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 at 1:59 pm

HCM City gives relief aid to flood victims in central VN

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

UNESCO gives museum copy of resolurion honoring President Ho Chi Minh

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:48 pm


UNESCO General Director Irina Bokova on Saturday gave Ho Chi Minh Museum a book of the UNESCO General Assembly resolutions, including Resolution 18.65 on honoring President Ho Chi Minh as a hero of national liberation and a world cultural celebrity.

General Director of the UNESCO Irina Bokova at the exhibition on President Ho Chi Minh.(Photo:gdtd.vn)


Speaking at the exhibition entitled “Ho Chi Minh and Lifelong Study” opened in the  museum, the UNESCO  leader said that President Ho Chi Minh who founded the independent Vietnam country, was deeply aware of the important of education for people.
 
She also expressed her respect to President Ho Chi Minh, who is an example of the lifelong study.
 
The exhibition has been holding to support the “Studying and Following Uncle Ho’s Moral Example” campaign and mark the Vietnam Study Encouragement Day (October, 2).
 

Source: SGGP

SGGP Newspaper gives relief aids to central flood victims

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:46 am

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper has cooperated with the central province of Quang Binh’s Red Cross to provide instant noodles and mineral water for flood-hit victims on isolated islets in Gianh River on October 7.

A grandmother and her grandchild on Minh Ha islet eat instant noodles after being hungry for several days.

The areas including Con Nam, Tan Dinh, Minh Ha and Dong Thanh were the most heavily damaged places in the province. More than 3,200 residents have been hungry and cold for four days.

After launching the program “For the central flood victims” on October 5, the newspaper has received VND300 million (US$15,000) from the Sai Gon Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SCB), VND100 million from Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) and 2 tons or rice from HCM City Food Company.

Until the evening of October 7, the Ho Chi Minh City Relief Agency has received more than VND3.8 billion from individuals, organizations and agencies.

48 people were dead by the floods in the central region. Among them, Ha Tinh reported 7 dead, Nghe An  5, Quang Binh 33, and Quang Tri 3. 18 people are still missing and 19 were injured, according to the statistics on October 7.

All passengers who were stuck at the train stations were cleared by 12 pm on the same day.
The Vietnam Railway reopens all Thong Nhat ( from Hanoi to HCM city ) trains on October 8.



Related articles:
65 dead, missing as flood hits Central Vietnam
Quang Binh residents face serious flood
Dead, missing victims in central Vietnam continue to raise
Eight dead, missing in strong flood in central Vietnam

Source: SGGP

Panda gives birth at advanced age of 17: report

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2010 at 7:22 am

BEIJING, Aug 14, 2010 (AFP) – A panda bear mother managed to give birth in southwest China on Friday despite having reached the venerable age of 17, equivalent to a human in her 60s, state news agency Xinhua reported.


Jini gave birth to a female cub weighing 125 grammes (4.4 ounces) after four hours in labour. Both mother and daughter are doing well, said the Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Centre in Sichuan province.


The mother had already defied expectations by delivering her first cub in 2007 at the age of 13-and-a-half. That pregnancy lasted 324 days, more than double the normal period of 120-150 days.


Pandas are notoriously reluctant breeders when held in captivity, but China has got nurturing their reproduction down to a fine art.

This handout photo taken and received on August 8, 2010 by Hong Kong theme park Ocean Park shows Le Le the panda with a block of ice carved into a panda shape to mark the animal’s fifth birthday, during a promotional event in Hong Kong. AFP

The Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Centre has overseen 11 panda births this year, with over 10 more expected in the next one to two months.


“Pandas come into heat in the spring and give birth in autumn. This is the main reason for the panda ‘baby boom’,” said Dang Chunxiang, an expert with the Centre.

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Source: SGGP

Tre Publishing House gives Son Nam’s book to his commemorative house

In Uncategorized on July 26, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Tre Publishing House, who owns copyright of the late writer Son Nam’s works, has given more than 100 of the author’s books to his commemorative house in Tien Giang Province.


 

     Writer Son Nam’s commemorative house (Photo: Tuoitre)

The publisher also handed over documents from the film, Mua len trau (Buffalo Boy), signed by director Nguyen Vo Nghiem Minh.

The film was adapted from Son Nam’s short stories, including Mua len trau (Buffalo Boy) and Mot cuoc be dau (The whirligig of life).


“Buffalo Boy” was produced by Giai Phong Film Studio of Vietnam in co-operation with 3B Production of France and Novak of Belgium in 2003. The film won prestigious awards at film festivals held in Brazil, Switzerland, France and Northern America (Chicago) and the Asia-Pacific Film Festival.


Writer Son Nam, whose real name is Pham Minh Tai, was born in 1926 in the Mekong Delta Province of Kien Giang.


He is one of the south’s greatest writers and ethnologists. Son Nam is affectionately called “old southern man” by his colleagues and readers.
 
The late writer is the author of nearly 60 books (about 10,000 pages) consisting of more than 400 short stories, dozens of novels and medium stories and 20 records.


He is also known as a writer, a culturist, a researcher and a “living encyclopedia dictionary of the southern region.”


His life was a journey. The writer travelled throughout the country to collect material for his works.


He passed away at 82 in 2008.

Writer Son Nam’s commemorative house, covering on an area of over 1,500 square meters along the Bao Dinh canal, was built by the late writer’s daughter, Dao Thuy Hang, in My Tho City in the Mekong Delta Province of Tien Giang.


The exhibition house is expected to open to the public on August 22.

Source: SGGP

Afghan president gives nod to local police forces

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 12:53 pm

 Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his national security team endorsed a U.S.-backed plan to set up local police forces around the country, allowing villagers to protect themselves in areas where international and Afghan forces can’t be spared.


The new Local Police Force initiative will be overseen by the Afghan government. That was a key demand of Karzai who fears that simply arming villagers without government oversight would essentially create local militias that could undermine his administration and possibly fuel a new civil war.


Karzai’s office offered no details about the plan, other than a statement released Wednesday evening saying the Local Police Force would be under the direct supervision of the Interior Ministry.

In this June 29, 2010 file photo, an Afghan policeman stands guard at the site of a demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said the plan was designed to fill the gaps in security in remote areas and empower opponents of Taliban domination to fight back — while also providing jobs.


“This is about putting locals to work, so that they can be on watch in their communities, for people who shouldn’t be there, and then work with the established security organizations — the army, the police, the coalition — to make sure (insurgents) don’t menace their communities,” Morrell told reporters Wednesday in Washington.


He stressed the local defense forces would not be militias, but “government-formed, government-paid, government-uniformed local police units who would keep any eye out for bad guys.”


NATO officials declined to publicly comment on the program, even though NATO Commander Gen. David Petraeus has been intimately involved in discussions about it in recent days at the presidential palace. However, a coalition official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed U.S. backing for the plan.


“The challenge we’ve got is that we’ve got a huge area,” British Maj. Gen. Nick Carter, a NATO commander of troops in southern Afghanistan, said earlier this week. “We’ve got a large quantity of population and we can’t be everywhere. And what the village stability operations allow us is the opportunity to give the Afghans the courage to take protection into their own hands so we don’t have to put conventional forces there.”


Carter said local police forces have to be set up cautiously.


“What you don’t want to do is disconnect those population centers from the government,” Carter said. “What we’re trying to do throughout everything we do in this campaign is connect the government to the population.”


There have been several local defense initiatives tried around the country, now, the statement said, these forces would be swept into the Local Police Force.


The local policing plan in Afghanistan is somewhat akin to the Awakening Councils in Iraq where Petraeus, the former top commander in Iraq, reached out to Sunni sheiks — a move credited for helping oust militants from key areas and sharply decreasing attacks.


In Afghanistan, however, there are fears local police forces will fall under the control of local warlords. Critics question the wisdom of handing out weapons to Afghans in the middle of a war. And they fear the plan could stoke rivalries between ethnic groups in a country that has been in conflict for 30 years.


Earlier reports hinted at friction between Karzai and Petraeus over the issue, although the coalition denounced the reports as being untrue. “There is no rift,” NATO spokesman Josef Blotz said Sunday when the meetings were ongoing.


A military source in Kabul, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to share information about NATO’s discussions with the government, said Karzai and Petraeus had been “forthright” with each other about their concerns over certain aspects of the local defense initiative.


At Karzai’s request, advisers for both the president and the commander met to discuss ways to address “very understandable issues” associated with local security initiatives, the source said. NATO officials have been working with the ministers for the past week to resolve the issues, he said.


The NATO official said not all the Afghan officials back the idea for Local Police Forces. He said the past few days of discussions have been about building consensus on how the program would work since the main strategy of both the Afghan government and the international community continues to be the buildup of more formal Afghan army and police forces.


In the end, the Local Police Force emerged as the best way to help secure areas where community policing makes sense, he said. The local police would be equipped and trained to defend their areas, not go on the offensive against the Taliban, but rather work deterring threats, maintaining order and reporting unlawful activity to the government.

Local police forces will likely be seen only in communities around the country where it is needed, he said. Using the Afghan National Police remains the preferred solution to providing security, but where that’s not possible, the local police forces will be a “bridge solution” until they can be merged into the Afghan national security forces, he said.

Source: SGGP