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Special ballet honors legendary love story

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2010 at 9:19 am

A ballet performance entitled Moi tinh thanh co (Love story in the ancient capital) reviving the love story of My Chau and Trong Thuy in the famous legend Chiec no than (Magic crossbow) is being preseted at the Hanoi Opera House on November 24-25.

A scene in the ballet performance titled Moi tinh thanh co (Love story in the ancient capital).

The play is directed by People’s Artist Pham Anh Phuong and choreographed by French artist Bertrand D’at and Australian assistant Mark Pace.

Unlike the original story which is a tragedy, the dance drama don’t focus on war, but bringing message of peace with a happy ending and praising timeless love.

The performance is organized jointly by the French Embassy in Vietnam and the Vietnam Opera Ballet Theater.

Tickets of the ballet costing VND500,000; VND350,000; VND250,000 and VND150,000 are available at Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street.

Source: SGGP

Vietnamese Talent Awards honors outstanding scientists

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 10:03 am

French school honors renowned Prof. Ngo Bao Chau

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2010 at 9:56 am

City honors wining students at essay contest

In Uncategorized on November 1, 2010 at 8:41 am

City honors 174 outstanding students

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2010 at 8:46 am

Cheers erupted at the Thong Nhat Palace (Reunification Palace) in Ho Chi Minh City on July 15, honoring 174 exceptional students from the 2009-2010 academic year.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan gives certificates of merits to prominent students ( Photo: SGGP)

The city has 4,070 “city-level” good students, including 2,161 junior high school pupils and 1,909 seniors in high school.

Specifically, 106 learners did well in the national contests; three twelve graders achieved high marks in the high school final examination and 24 primary and junior school pupils won prizes in the national-level contest titled “ Solving mathematical puzzles on the internet.”

Each student has showed their self-confidence through their accomplishments and knowledge. Despite coming from different backgrounds, they are share the determination to excel in their studies.

Eleventh grader Tran Anh Minh Tho, of the Le Hong Phong high school for gifted students began learning French in her first class inspired by her grandfather, the only French-speaking member of her average income family.

Since then, she has developed the habit of striking up conversations with foreigners anywhere, anytime; accordingly, she is as fluent in French as she is in her mother tongue. However, she does not neglect other subjects.

The eleventh grader wishes to become a successful businesswoman. She does not value studying abroad highly, feeling that self-studying and the practical applications of knowledge are much more important.

Meanwhile, fifth grader Pham Tien Dung of the primary school Hong Ha in district Binh Thanh, who won a bronze medal in the mathematical puzzle solving computer contest became confused to during the presentation of awards. Unlike other kids who play games on internet, the boy spends much time on the computer solving math equations.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan spoke highly of students whose achievements are so excellent, saying he expected them – precious treasures of the city – to continue their shining academic example.

Source: SGGP

Hair design contest honors beauty of Vietnamese women

In Uncategorized on June 22, 2010 at 8:34 am

A hair design contest entitled “A thousand year of hairstyles” featuring Hanoi’s hairstyles from 1010 to 2010, launched June 1 and will run through August 10.

The contest will give people a chance to have a clear view of the changes Vietnamese hairstyles have gone through during various historical periods in the capital, such as the gentle and righteous hairdos of the feudal era and that of French domination, and the modernist strength Vietnamese women of the present reflected in their hairstyles.

The competition is for Vietnamese hair designers at home and abroad between 18 and 40 years of age.

The contest is divided into two categories including “Past” featuring different ways the hair was worn up, and “Present,” focusing on curly hairstyles.

Contestants must send photos of their designs and video clips, showing the process by which hairstyles are created, to the Tra Giang International Company, (located at 55 De Quai Street Tay Ho District in Hanoi), before August 10.

The final night will be held at Daewoo Hotel on August 27 and broadcast live on Vietnam TV’s VTC1 channel.

Tra Giang International Company, the Embassy of Italy in Hanoi, Selective Professional hair care products and Chihtsai Hair Care, organized the hair design contest jointly.

Source: SGGP

Denmark’s Annual Competition honors painting talents

In Uncategorized on June 1, 2010 at 7:48 am

The Denmark-Viet Nam Culture Development and Exchange Fund’s (CDEF) annual contest for talented young Vietnamese with a passion for the arts began on May 27, with this year’s competition based on painting.

Subject of the Talent Prize Contest 2008 is performing art.

The contest is open to Vietnamese aged 35 and under and aims to discover and encourage original, unique and creative artists and to promote innovations in the field of painting.

Themes of previous years were music, contemporary dance and performing arts.

Vietnamese and foreign judges, including Natalia Kraevskaia, an expert on Vietnamese contemporary fine arts, overseas Vietnamese painter Le Quang Dinh, Danish art recruitment supervisor Malene Natascha Ratcliffe will choose eight of the entrants to go to the finals.

Works of these top eight will be displayed in two weeks in November in Hanoi so the public may vote on which is best.

The winner will win US$3,700, including US$1,000 in cash. The remaining money will go towards organizing the exhibition.

Those interested in become contestants can contact for further information.

Source: SGGP

Government honors best ICT companies

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 4:49 am

The Ministry of Information and Communications March 20 in Hanoi gave a total of 31 awards to local businesses that made outstanding contributions to the development of the information and communication technology (ICT) industry in 2009.

Recipients of the Vietnam ICT Awards 2009 stand on stage March 20 in Hanoi (Photo: ICT News)

The Vietnam ICT Awards 2009, which was held for the first time by the Government, aimed to honor the best companies in the ICT field as well as organizations that efficiently applied IT in management activities.

Vietnam Posts & Telecommunications (VNPT) was awarded the best telephone company, while military-owned Viettel was recognized as the most outstanding mobile service provider.

The best after-payment service award went to the Vietnam Telecom Services Company (Vinaphone), while the Vietnam Mobile Telecom Services Company (MobiPhone) was named the best customer-care service enterprise.

The best Internet service provider award was given to the Vietnam Data Communication Company (VDC) and the best software provider award went to FPT Software.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, National Assembly Deputy Chairman Nguyen Duc Kien said that information and communications companies had made great contributions to the economic growth rate of 5.3 percent in 2009.

The wide application of IT in State-owned agencies and companies together with the popularization and promotion of IT and telecommunications has significantly contributed to the country’s economic development.

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‘Avatar’ wins top honors at Golden Globes

In World on January 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Science-fiction blockbuster “Avatar” took top honors at the 67th Golden Globes here Sunday, winning best picture and director to cement its status as an Oscars front-runner.

The cast of Avatar which won the Best Motion Picture, Drama award at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 17.

The ground-breaking epic from “Titanic” director James Cameron — on course to become the highest-grossing film in history — was the big winner on a night when honors were largely spread across several films.

The movie has been hailed as a cinematic milestone for its use of state of the art 3-D cameras and motion capture technology which Cameron was instrumental in helping to develop.

“This is the best job in the world,” Cameron told a star-studded audience at the Beverly Hilton Hotel after accepting the best motion picture drama award. “What we do is we make entertainment for a global audience, and that’s what the Golden Globes mean.”

Since its release in December, “Avatar” has earned an astonishing 1.6 billion dollars worldwide and is rapidly closing in on the 1.8 billion dollar record of Cameron’s 1997 Oscar-winner “Titanic.”

Accepting the best director award earlier, a delighted Cameron said he had been expecting to lose out to ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow, who had been nominated for her powerful Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker.”

“I’m unprepared. Frankly I thought Kathryn was going to get this,” Cameron said. “But make no mistake I’m very grateful.”

Part of Cameron’s speech was also made in Na’vi — the language spoken by the blue-skinned peace-loving alien heroes of “Avatar.”

The Golden Globes are seen as a key staging post in the sprint towards the ultimate prize of the Oscars, which take place on March 7 this year, and often help shape the field of likely best picture contenders.

However Hollywood awards shows rarely honor fantasy films, and “Avatar” was expected to face stiff competition from Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker,” Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”, “Precious” and “Up In the Air.”

“Up In the Air” had started the night as one of the hot favorites with six nominations but in the event had to settle for one — best screenplay.

Another big loser on the night was musical “Nine”, which started the night with five nominations but finished empty-handed. “Nine” was pipped for best musical or comedy by the raucous “The Hangover.”

The acting awards saw popular honors going to veterans Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock.

Bridges, 60, won the best drama actor prize for his portrayal of a washed up country singer in “Crazy Heart.”

Bridges, who had been nominated for a Golden Globe on three previous occasions but never won, has earned widespread acclaim for the role and received a lengthy standing ovation as he walked to the stage.

“You’re really screwing up my under-appreciated status,” he quipped before dedicating the award to his wife and family.

Bullock took best drama actress prize for her portrayal of an inspirational mentor in “The Blind Side.”

The 45-year-old veteran beat out fellow nominees Emily Blunt (“The Young Victoria), Helen Mirren (“The Last Station”), Carey Mulligan, (“An Education”) and Gabourey Sidibe (“Precious”).

Elsewhere, Hollywood icon Meryl Streep scooped a record seventh Golden Globe win for her portrayal of television chef Julia Child in “Julie & Julia.”

The 60-year-old won in the best comedy actress category, where she was also nominated for “It’s Complicated.”

The best comedy actor prize was taken by Robert Downey Jr for his performance in “Sherlock Holmes” as the legendary Victorian super-sleuth.

The supporting acting awards went to Austria’s Christoph Waltz for “Inglourious Basterds” and Mo’Nique for “Precious.”

Australian screen icon Nicole Kidman had got Sunday’s awards under way with an appeal for donations to the Haiti earthquake relief effort.

“I just want to say on a serious note a lot of people are wearing ribbons tonight in support of the people of Haiti, and you can go to to make your personal contribution,” Kidman said.

List of selected winners at 67th Golden Globe Awards here Sunday:

Best Motion Picture — Drama

– “Avatar”

Best Director

– James Cameron “Avatar”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

– Jeff Bridges “Crazy Heart”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

– Sandra Bullock “The Blind Side”

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

– “The Hangover”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

– Meryl Streep “Julie & Julia”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

– Robert Downey Jr “Sherlock Holmes”

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

– Christoph Waltz “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

– Mo’Nique “Precious”

Best Foreign Language film

– “The White Ribbon”


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Four composers take top honors at 2009 Music Awards

In Vietnam Culture on January 16, 2010 at 3:08 pm

The Vietnam Musicians Association held the 2009 Music Award Ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on January 15, giving out five first prizes to artists in different categories.

Nguyen Ngoc Ky sings “Doi Do Ngan Nam” (One-Thousand-Year Relocated Capital) at the finale of the 2009 Music Awards Ceremony in HCMC. (Photo: Hanoimoi)


Composer Tran Manh Hung won two of the five prizes for his moving poetic symphony, Le Chi Vien (Le Chi Garden) and the song “Giac Mo Mua La” (Dream of Falling Leaves).

The other first prizes were given to Nguyen Tien of Hanoi for his song “Doi Do Ngan Nam” (One-Thousand-Year Relocated Capital); Ngo Quoc Tinh of Hanoi for his romantic ballad “Dong Trang lung lieng” (The stream of Moonlight); and Truong Dinh Quang of Da Nang for a compilation of bai choi folk singing.

According to a representative from the association, the award-winning composers were chosen based on the creativeness of their compositions. However, more composers should take an interest in children’s songs, folk music, traditional music, and community songs, he added.

This year, the association awarded more than 60 other prizes in various categories.

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