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Linguistic Professor Ivo Vasiljev: “Uncle Ho is a great person!”

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 1:51 am

Party leader stresses importance of great unity

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2010 at 1:50 pm

105 houses of great unity built for ethnic minority people

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 3:19 pm

105 houses of great unity built for ethnic minority people

QĐND – Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 20:53 (GMT+7)

PANO – The Vietnam Father Front Committee of the central Thua Thien-Hue Province, in conjunction with Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) and People’s Committee of A Luoi District, on July 18th, started the construction of 105 houses, worth VND28.5 billion each, for ethnic minority people in Hong Thuy Commune, A Luoi District, Thua Thien-Hue Province.

The project will help 105 households, whose houses were destroyed by typhoon 9 in 2009 in Hong Thuy Communes, return to normal and overcome poverty. Also on this occasion, representatives of the VietinBank branch in Thua Thien-Hue and the provincial leaders presented gifts to families of social policy and two Vietnam heroic mothers in the province.

Translated by Vu Hung

Source: QDND

Great Buddhist Festival to mark 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Great Buddhist Festival to mark 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi

QĐND – Sunday, July 18, 2010, 21:2 (GMT+7)

1,247 Buddhist nuns and monks will gather for the Great Buddhist Festival to mark the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi scheduled to take place in Hanoi from July 17 to August 2.

The festival will comprise two major activities- a procession of the statue of King Ly Thai To from the Do Temple in Bac Ninh to Hanoi and a three-day ceremony to pray for peace at the Thang Long Royal Citadel.

In the lead up to the 1000th anniversary of the capital city, the HanoiBuddhistChurch has paid special attention to preserving and developing national cultural identities, particularly the Buddhist culture.

Buddhist institutes have worked closely with the municipal administration and relevant agencies to upgrade and restore historical relics and hold traditional festivals to bring into full play tangible and intangible culture and to celebrate the capital city’s anniversary.

From now through the end of this year, the HanoiBuddhistChurch will accelerate the collection of documents on the capital city’s history of Buddhism. Over the past year, Buddhist followers in Hanoi have raised VND 2.8 billion to support the poor, Agent Orange victims, disadvantaged and handicapped children, elderly people living alone and the families of social policy beneficiaries.

The HanoiBuddhistChurch now has a total of 2,078 monks and nuns, 2,059 Buddhist centres and 29 Buddhist congregations at municipal and district levels.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Vietnam makes great strides towards MDGs

In Uncategorized on June 1, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Vietnam makes great strides towards MDGs

QĐND – Tuesday, June 01, 2010, 22:13 (GMT+7)

Vietnam has made considerable achievements in the field of healthcare, education and poverty and hunger combat, announced a senior Vietnamese diplomat.

At the opening session of the 14th annual meeting of the UN Human Rights Council held in Geneva on May 31, Vu Anh Quang, Minister of the Vietnam mission to the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation and other international organisations in Geneva, affirmed that the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are also part of Vietnam ’s socio-economic development strategies.

“Vietnam regards the right to food and food security, and the right to education and access to basic healthcare, especially for women and children as primordial aims while implementing the MDGs”, he said.

High on the meeting’s agenda is human right issues in the implementation of the MDGs. The issues will also be discussed at the Summit on Human Rights, scheduled to take place in September.

Source: Vietnam+

Source: QDND

Ho Chi Minh’s great contributions remembered

In Uncategorized on May 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Ho Chi Minh’s great contributions remembered

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

A series of activities were held abroad on May 19 to celebrate the 120th birth anniversary of Vietnam’s beloved President Ho Chi Minh.

In China, an exhibition was held in Wen Miao-Guozijian, Beijing , displaying 200 photos, objects and articles featuring President Ho Chi Minh’s revolutionary activities in China.

The exhibition, inaugurated by Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan during her working visit to China, was jointly organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Vietnamese Embassy in China and the Chinese Culture Ministry.

Present at the function, Chinese Deputy Culture Minister Zhao Shaohua stressed that the eminent leader of the Vietnamese people was also the best friend of the Chinese people.

“The images on display telling President Ho Chi Minh’s revolutionary activities in China are very valuable, reflecting truthfully the development process of the China-Vietnam relations,” Zhao said.

He hoped the exhibition will contribute to further strengthening cultural exchange and comprehensive cooperation and ushering in a new chapter in the friendship and neighbourliness between the two countries in the future.

A grand ceremony to mark President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday was held in Laos in the presence of General Secretary of the Laos People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President Choummaly Sayasone.

Addressing the event, Vice State President Bounnhang Volachit highlighted President Ho Chi Minh’s great contributions to the revolution for national liberation of the three Indochinese countries in general and Laos in particular.

He stressed that the unique traditional friendship and special solidarity between Laos and Vietnam, fostered by President Ho Chi Minh and LPRP General Secretary Kaysone Phomvihane, has become a priceless asset of both Lao and Vietnamese nations.

“The ties have a power that cannot be broken by any enemies,” Volachit emphasised, noting that Laos will do its utmost together with Vietnam to preserve and foster that ties forever.

In Cambodia, the Vietnamese Association hosted a celebration, which was attended by Vietnamese Ambassador Ngo Anh Dung.

During the event, 11 collectives, individuals and businesses of Vietnamese people residing in Cambodia were presented with certificates of merit of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry and the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs.

Coinciding with President Ho Chi Minh’s 120th birthday, a talks entitled “President Ho Chi Minh, a fighter for national liberation and for peace” was co-organised in Paris by the Vietnam Culture Centre in France, the France-Vietnam Friendship Association and the Vietnamese Association in France.

In his lengthy presentation summing up President Ho Chi Minh’s national salvation cause, historian Alain Russio concluded “Ho Chi Minh is an exceptional figure of history, an exceptional communist and a politician with noble sense of internationalisation.”

The talks heard memories about President Ho Chi Minh told by Raymond Aubrac who used to host President Ho Chi Minh during his visit to France in 1946 and Raymonde Dien, who lied on the railway to stop a train transporting weaponry to Vietnam in February, 1950.

In London, the UK, Vietnamese Ambassador Tran Quang Hoan, representatives of the Vietnamese community, and British friends of Vietnam laid a wreath in tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at New Zealand House in the heart of London, which used to be the Calerton Hotel, where President Ho Chi Minh worked for a living when he came to the city in the first years of the 20 th century.

Reviewing the President’s immense services to the nation, Ambassador Hoan called on the entire staff of Vietnamese representative offices, overseas Vietnamese and students in the UK to follow the moral example of President Ho Chi Minh and make the homeland more prosperous as he wished.

Earlier on May 18, the Vietnamese Embassy in Canada held celebrations of the beloved President’s birthday in Ottawa and Toronto.

At the function in Ottawa , which saw the attendance of Senator Bryon Wilfert and a large number of Canadian scholars and professors, Ambassador Le Sy Vuong affirmed that the life and revolutionary cause of President Ho Chi Minh will forever be a bright example for Vietnamese younger generations to follow.

On the occasion, a book “Ho Chi Minh – the heart and talent of a patriot” by Dr. Nguyen Dai Trang, an overseas Vietnamese professor in Toronto university, made its first appearance.

The book, published in both Vietnamese and English, was complied from various sources of materials in Vietnam and Trang’s own research over the past 15 years.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Vietnam’s Great Victory marked

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2010 at 3:16 am

Vietnam’s Great Victory marked

QĐND – Saturday, May 01, 2010, 21:36 (GMT+7)

A grand meeting was held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30 marking the 35th anniversary of Liberation of Southern Vietnam and the 124th International Labour Day with the participation of 50,000 officials, soldiers and local people.

Thirty-five years ago, the now Ho Chi Minh City, the last strategic destination of the historic Ho Chi Minh Campaign, witnessed the complete triumph of Vietnam’s war against the US aggressors which led to the country’s reunification.

Attending the celebration were Party, State and Fatherland Front leaders, revolutionary veterans, Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, heroes of the armed and labour forces, and representatives of all social strata of HCM City.

Speaking at the event, Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee Le Thanh Hai said “In our history of wars against foreign aggressors, the encounter with the US imperialists was extremely fierce and took the longest time. For the complete victory, the Vietnamese people had surmounted enormous difficulties and fiercest challenges.”

By launching the general offensive with the historic Ho Chi Minh campaign reaching its climax on April 30, 1975, the army, in conjunction with the people, fought hard and achieved the south’s total liberation, resulting in national reunification, Hai emphasized.

“This victory will live forever as one of the most glorious pages in our history and it stands as a shining symbol of the nation’s revolutionary heroism and the brainpower of the people. It figures as one of the most outstanding events of the 20th century, bearing international significance and representing a profound subject for discussion,” Hai remarked.

The Party secretary of the country’s biggest economic hub went on to say that since the Great Spring Victory, the people of HCM City have firmly upheld the revolutionary spirit and solidarity they had during the war to develop the city.

Having pursued renewal for over 25 years, at present, HCM City is among a few cities in the world that has registered a two-digit economic growth rate consecutively over the past years.

With its contribution of 20 percent to the nation’s GDP and 30 percent to the State budget, the city has confirmed its role as a driving force behind the development of the national economy.

On behalf of the Party and State, State President Nguyen Minh Triet presented the Gold Star Order to Ho Chi Minh City. This is the second time the State’s highest distinction went to the city.

The celebration was highlighted by parades of the armed forces, war veterans, workers, farmers, professionals, young people and children, women, businesspeople, and representatives of other forces.

The 15-minute fireworks were set off at 9 pm the same day in the country’s major cities and localities to mark the event.

The event was also attended by many foreign guests and international friends of Vietnam.

It was covered by hundreds of members of the media, including 52 foreign reporters from 24 press agencies of 12 countries.

Source: Vietnam+

Source: QDND

Ethnic population embrace policy of great national unity

In Uncategorized on April 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Ethnic population embrace policy of great national unity

QĐND – Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 22:1 (GMT+7)

Solidarity and unity are the most important characteristics shared by the Vietnamese people, including its ethnic minority populations, said Permanent Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Council of Nationalities Be Truong Thanh at a conference here on April 20.

Speaking at the national workshop entitled “Community of Vietnamese ethnic minorities and the policy of national solidarity”, one of the many activities being held in preparation for the upcoming national congress of ethnic minorities which is slated to take place next month, Thanh said solidarity in building a united community among various ethnic groups has been an age-old tradition practiced in Vietnam.

Ha Van Nui, Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, reiterated his organisation’s commitment to participate in all activities to consolidate the great national unity and solidarity among Vietnamese people.

He promised to supervise the enforcement of laws by government agencies, elected representatives and public servants in mountainous regions, where the majority of the country’s ethnic minority people live, to ensure they will not be marginalised, and to pay more attention to issues in these areas.

Tran Huu Thang, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, said his ministry had always paid due attention to ethnic minorities in its development of national programmes, projects and legal documents.

“We have organised many training courses on state governance, political theories, legal aid and information technology for local officials involved in ethnic minority areas,” said Thang.

Nong Van Luu, Lieutenant General and deputy director general of the Department of Security at the Ministry of Public Security, expressed his appreciation of the important role of the people, including ethnic minorities, in the All People’s Defence movement

“It is important to win trust in Party leadership and the great national unity of the ethnic people,” said Luu.

Five key themes were discussed during the workshop, including the great national unity; economic development and poverty reduction; conservation and enhancement of traditional cultures; education and training; and the building of the All People’s Defence movement and security in mountainous and border regions.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Stranded coal carrier threatens Great Barrier Reef

In Uncategorized on April 5, 2010 at 9:32 am

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australian authorities were Monday battling to prevent a badly damaged Chinese coal carrier stranded on the Great Barrier Reef from spilling tonnes of oil into pristine waters teeming with marine life.

The Shen Neng 1 ran aground on Saturday when it hit a shoal off the eastern state of Queensland at full speed, apparently breaching a fuel tank and causing a three-kilometre (two-mile) slick in the scenic tourist spot.

Oil leaks from the Chinese coal carrier the Shen Neng 1 after the vessel ran aground on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the state of Queensland late on April 3. (AFP/Queensland Government photo)

Authorities remain concerned that the ship, which is being hit by a two to three-metre swell and grinding against the reef, may break up but professional salvage experts on board believe that risk has diminished.

“The ship is stuck on a shoal and wave action is meaning that it’s moving,” Marine Safety Queensland (MSQ) spokesman Mark Strong told AFP.

“Every time that happens you increase the risk of damage to the structure.

“The assessment as of now from the salvors is that the ship is reasonably stable.”

The Chinese-registered carrier, which is loaded with 65,000 tonnes of coal and about 975 tonnes of heavy fuel oil, is stranded 70 kilometres east of the resort destination Great Keppel Island.

One tug boat was already at the scene trying to stabilise the vessel and another will arrive early Tuesday, while aircraft were being used to monitor the spill in waters that are home to hundreds of species of coral and fish.

“In the current conditions we are reasonably assured, as far as we can be, that there will be no catastrophic break-up of the ship, but if the weather turned bad it will be another problem,” MSQ general Patrick Quirk said.

The vessel hit Douglas Shoal at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, 15 nautical miles outside the nearest shipping channel, at full speed.

Authorities said the damage was serious, confirming that the rudder was seriously damaged, the ship’s double bottom tanks which provide buoyancy had been breached and one of the fuel tanks had also likely been breached.

So far, however, the oil spill has been limited to about three or four tonnes. After dispersant was used on the slick on Sunday, workers will now place a boom around the oil to prevent it from spreading further.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said salvage teams were assessing how they might be able to refloat the China-bound carrier, including removing all the oil from the ship first.

“This is going to be a very specialist and delicate operation,” she told the Nine Network.

“If this ship was to break further apart, if there was another very significant oil spill, then we would not only see tonnes of oil into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park but modelling shows it is likely to come up onto the beaches of Shoalwater Bay, which is a national park area.”

Bligh said the vessel was in a restricted zone of the Great Barrier Reef which was “totally off limits” to shipping and the government would investigate why the ship was so far off course.

The carrier’s Chinese owners, a subsidiary of Cosco Group, could be fined up to one million dollars (920,000 US) and the captain handed a 250,000 dollar penalty over the incident, she said.

The accident, which follows a large oil spill from the container carrier Pacific Adventurer in March 2009 which polluted Queensland beaches, has prompted warnings from conservationists about the impact on the reef as shipping increases.

The number of seaborne exports of coal and natural gas is set to surge in the coming decade as Queensland opens new resource developments to supply Asia’s growing energy needs.

The Great Barrier Reef, which covers 345,000 square kilometres (133,000 square miles) along Australia’s northeast coast, is a major tourist attraction and home to hundreds of species including dugongs, dolphins and sea turtles.

Source: SGGP

Bayern in great Champions League escape act at Juve

In Vietnam Sports on December 9, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Bayern Munich’s Daniel van Buyten (right) jumps for the ball with Juventus’ Alessandro Del Piero during their UEFA Champion’s League Group A match in Turin’s Olympic Stadium, on December 8(AFP photo)

PARIS (AFP) – Bayern Munich pulled off a memorable 4-1 win at Juventus on Tuesday to ensure their place in the next round of the Champions League at the expense of the Italian giants.

Bayern were joined in the knockout stages by CSKA Moscow, 2-1 winners at Besiktas, AC Milan, and nine-time champions Real Madrid.

Milan, who drew 1-1 at FC Zurich, took the Group C runner-up spot behind Real, who came away from their trip to Marseille with a convincing 3-1 victory.

Manchester United sealed top spot in Group B coasting to a 3-1 win at Wolfsburg, all the goals coming from Michael Owen.

At Stamford Bridge Chelsea, already crowned Group D winners, were held to a disappointing 2-2 draw by APOEL Nicosia.

Elsewehere Tuesday Atletico Madrid slumped to a 3-0 defeat to FC Porto at home, yet still have European ambitions as they join the likes of Juventus and Liverpool, in action on Wednesday, in the Europa League as the third placed team in Group D.

And Bordeaux, already through as Group A winners, rounded off their impressive first round campaign with a 1-0 win at Maccabi Haifa.

There was no mistaking the game of the night however with Bayern’s get out of jail act in Turin.

In a winner takes all clash to take second spot Bayern went for the jugular and deservedly earned their place in the last 16.

The four time champions got the result they craved with goals from keeper Hans-Jorg Butt from the penalty spot, Ivica Olic, Mario Gomez. Anatoliy Tymoschuk sealed the result they craved in injury time.

David Trezeguet had put the hosts into an early lead.

Bayern coach Louis van Gaal said: “There are some pleased faces in the changing room and everybody is very, very happy.

“You could say that Juventus played terribly but you could also say that we played brilliantly.”

Despite the result van Gaal’s thoughts were already turning to domestic matters with Bayern lying fourth in the German league, the coach commenting: “Now we have to get back to the Bundesliga and Bochum will be a very, very hard team to beat this weekend.”

Juve, who only needed a draw to progress, were a shadow of the team that beat Inter Milan on Saturday.

Playmaker Diego claimed the Italians lacked the right character to win and said he understood fans who jeered at the final whistle.

“The jeers were justified given that we didn’t do well, the fans should react like this,” he said.

“Our attitude wasn’t right, things were different against Inter. Bayern understood what they had to do on the pitch.”

At the Velodrome stadium the French south coast Cristiano Ronaldo turned on the style for Real Madrid, the Portuguese star netting a double, including a superbly taken freekick, with Raul Albiol sealing the victory over Marseille.

Marseille had their chances with midfielder Lucho pulling one back but he missed a golden opportunity in the second half when sending a penalty over the bar.

Marseille coach Didier Deschamps shrugged: “There is a difference between Marseille and Real Madrid. I knew it before and I know it even better now.

“They are better technically, there’s no doubt about it. We could only hope and admit it’s a pity we missed out on chances.”

In Germany Owen’s sparkling hat-trick gave England coach Fabio Capello food for thought ahead of next year’s World Cup.

It was Owen’s first Champions League hat-trick since joining Manchester United last summer.

“Michael Owen is one of the best strikers in the last third of the field in terms of his movement, his positional play and also in terms of his finishing,” insisted United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

United’s Premier League rivals Chelsea were made to pay for some costly mistakes in their draw with APOEL Nicosia.

John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho were exposed by Marcin Zewlakow’s early opener for APOEL and, although Michael Essien and Didier Drogba put Chelsea ahead before half-time, the hosts had to settle for a draw when John Obi Mikel’s blunder presented Nenad Mirosavljevic with a late equaliser.

Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti said: “I am unhappy. We went a goal down and did a good reaction, scored two goals and played with intensity. But the second half was totally different.”

Wednesday’s programme includes holders Barcelona and Inter Milan, who are out to seal their qualification into the knock out stages.

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