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Program to develop rural literature kicks off

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:36 am

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Vietnamese Writers Association have worked together in a program to develop rural literature for 2010 to 2020.

A view of northern countryside area (Photo: VnExpress)

Vietnamese writers have produced many famous literary works over the years and have reflected on the beauty of rural life from many regions of Vietnamese culture.


Only writers who have a close attachment with nature could create profound stories such as: Song mon (Desperate life) of Nam Cao, Lang (Village) of Kim Lan, Dat rung Phuong Nam (Southern forest land) of Doan Gioi and Dong song tho au (River of the childhood) of Nguyen Quang Sang.


These stories were written from the authors’ experience of the countryside and their rural life.


Several of Vietnamese writers were born in rural areas. However, the modern life has pulled them away from the cradle of creativity in the countryside.


As a result, they have made their livelihood in urban areas with a rustic manner. To approach young readers, their works join the urban movement but each written page carries a provincial sadness.


A generation of ‘suburb writers’ have moved away from their originality and have tried to work harder and more in touch with civilization.


It is hoped that the program will awake and build up the rural part in the soul of each writer.

Source: SGGP

First solar energy network kicks off

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Project “Asian Las Vegas” kicks off

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Obama kicks off Asia tour with Mumbai attacks tribute

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2010 at 7:51 am

International football tournament kicks off in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm

National Student Football tournament kicks off

In Uncategorized on October 29, 2010 at 4:46 pm




National Student Football tournament kicks off


QĐND – Friday, October 29, 2010, 23:22 (GMT+7)

The final round of the National Student Football Tournament took place on October 28th at the Chi Lang Stadium in Da Nang City with the participation of 16 teams from universities nationwide.


These teams will play in a round-robin format in four groups to select the two best ones of each group for the semi-final. The final match will be played on November 7th.


Teams from the Hanoi Polytechnic University, the Da Nang University, the Ho Chi Minh City Sports and Physical Training Pedagogy University and the Thai Nguyen University are regarded as the strongest ones.


The ongoing event aims to motivate the sport activities of university and college students nationwide.


Source: HNM


Translated by Duy Minh


 


Source: QDND

Miss Vietnam Global 2010 pageant kicks off

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 11:22 am

The final round of Miss Vietnam Global 2010 pageant kicked off with competition for a minor title, “Miss Photo,” at Vinpearl Land Resort and Spa in Nha Trang.

 

Bich Tram from Dong Nai Province wins Miss Talent title of the Miss Vietnam 2010 with her paper-fan dance. (Photo: Vnexpress)As planed, 42 contestants from around the country and foreign countries will ride bicycles on Tran Phu Street on August 11 to support the program, “For Vietnamese clear blue sea,” and take part in beach clean up activities.

The young women then will compete for other minor titles including Miss Sport on August 12, Miss Talent on 14, Miss Fashion on 16 and Miss Sea on 17.


In related news, Nguyen Thi Loan from the northern province of Thai Binh, won the Miss Sea title, the first sub-competition of the Miss Vietnam 2010 pageant at Tuan Chau resort in Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Province on August 7.


Loan, 1.74m tall, is a student at the Hanoi Commerce University. She was a volleyball player. With this title, Loan will receive a prioritized rank as the first among the top ten beauties due to enter the finale on August 21.


Meanwhile Bich Tram from Dong Nai Province won Miss Talent title with her paper-fan dance on August 9.


Tram, 20, is a student of Lac Hong University and human ambassador of the Ho Chi Minh City Red Cross. She won the silver medal at the HCM City Model Competition 2009 and is presently an amateur model in HCM City.


Tram will receive a cash prize of VND50 million (US$2,500). However, this title does not guarantee Tram entrance to the finals.




Related articles:

Concurrency of national beauty contests cause confusion
Miss Vietnam Global 2010 to keep billion-VND crown forever
World famous group IL Divo to perform in Miss Vietnam Global 2010

Source: SGGP

S.Korea kicks off military drill despite threats

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2010 at 7:21 am

South Korea on Thursday launched its largest-ever anti-submarine exercise including live-fire training near the disputed sea border with North Korea, despite Pyongyang’s threats of retaliation.


The South has warned the North it will not tolerate provocations during the five-day naval drill in the Yellow Sea, being staged in response to what it says was a deadly North Korean torpedo attack on a warship.

South Korean Marines on patrol on Baengnyeong island near the border with North Korea in March 2010.

“This is the largest anti-submarine exercise in our military history, involving the army, navy, air force and marines,” a Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) spokesman told AFP.


South Korea is mobilising 4,500 troops, backed by top-of-the-line war machines including 29 ships such as submarines and destroyers and 50 aircraft including jet fighters and attack helicopters.


The exercise comes eight days after South Korea and the United States ended a massive joint naval and air drill in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) as a show of force against the North.


Pyongyang has angrily denied responsibility for the March sinking of the corvette the Cheonan, which claimed the lives of 46 sailors and sharply raised tensions on the Korean peninsula.


The JCS said the latest exercise is “defensive” in nature, focused on repelling attacks by sea, including those by the North’s feared commandoes riding hovercrafts.


Marines stationed on islands near the disputed Yellow Sea border with the North would stage live-fire battery exercises but the guns will be trained southwest.


“We don’t fire toward the sea border, even if the North does sometimes in provocative acts,” the JCS spokesman said.


Anti-submarine training involving torpedo and depth charge firing will also take place in the Yellow Sea but far south of the border, he added.


“Except for the batteries on the islands, you won’t hear much of the sound of live fire in the sea near the border,” he said.


This week’s exercise is one of a raft of drills planned by the South separately or jointly with its ally the United States in the aftermath of the sinking of the Cheonan.


A multinational investigation concluded that the warship had been torpedoed by one of the North’s submarines near the border in the Yellow Sea, the scene of several naval clashes in the past.


Pyongyang vehemently denies involvement but Washington slapped it with new sanctions to punish it for the alleged attack and to push it to scrap its nuclear weapons programme.


The North’s military Tuesday blasted this week’s exercise as a “direct military invasion” and warned “reckless naval firing” by the South would be countered “with strong physical retaliation.”


“Raising issue with the legitimate, defensive exercise is a provocation in itself,” said Rear Admiral Kim Kyung-Sik of South Korea’s JCS said Wednesday. “Our armed forces will closely monitor enemy movements during these drills.”


The sinking of the Cheonan deepened an emerging Cold-War style confrontation between China and North Korea on one side and the United States and South Korea on the other.


China last week staged a large naval and air exercise on its southeast coast — just as South Korea and the United States conducted their own naval drill — and on Tuesday launched large-scale air defence manoeuvres.

China is North Korea’s closest ally and trade partner and has refused to join in international condemnation of Pyongyang over the warship sinking.

Beijing had expressed concern about the US-South Korea exercise, which was initially supposed to be held in the Yellow Sea separating China and the Korean peninsula but was relocated to the Sea of Japan after Beijing’s protests.

China has warned against further actions it says could raise tensions in the region.

Source: SGGP

VTV volleyball tournament kicks off

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




VTV volleyball tournament kicks off


QĐND – Monday, July 26, 2010, 21:39 (GMT+7)

PANO – The International Women’s Volleyball Tournament for the VTV Ferroli Cup took place on July 25th in the central highland province of Dac Lac. This is the second time the province hosted the event.


The tournament, organised by Vietnam Television (VTV), drew the participation of 6 domestic and foreign teams, including the national team, the VTV Binh Dien Long An team, Malaysia’s youth team, Thailand’s youth team, Thailand’s Suansunanta team, and Ukraine’s Vingroup team.


At the opening match, Vietnam’s VTV Binh Dien Long An team won 3-0 over Malaysia’s youth team.


According to the event’s organising board, the champions will get a prize of US$5,000, the runners-up US$3,000, the third US$2,000 and the fourth, US$1,000. In addition, nine other prizes will be presented to athletes.


The event will last until July 31st.


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

Vietnamese press exhibition kicks off in capital

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 4:37 am

An exhibition named, “Vietnamese Press – Establishment and Development Process,” displaying historically important Vietnamese journalistic works, kicked off in Hanoi on June 16, marking the 85th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press (1865-1954).

Two newspapers are displayed at the Vietnamese Press Exhibition in Hanoi.

The sachxua.net forum, the Hanoi Library, and the East-West Culture and Language Centre hold the exhibition jointly.


The third exhibition introduces Vietnam’s first newspaper, the Gia Dinh, published from 1895 until 1954, through more than 100 precious writings that are persevered past many years. The first two exhibitions were both held in Saigon in 1943 and 1966.


Visitors have chance to enjoy newspapers such as Gia Dinh, Phu Nu tan van, Phong Hoa, Ngay nay, Tieu thuyet thu hai, Giai pham, as well as valuable and important examples of print journalism, the cameras and press cards used by famous journalists like Vu Trong Phung and Nguyen Huy Tuong.


An original copy of Uncle Ho’s letter written to southern people in 1946 and published in the Cuu Quoc Newspaper is also on display at the exhibition.


There will also be a seminar to evaluate the role of journalism in the country’s history between 1865–1954, with participation of researchers.


The exhibition will end on June 20.

Source: SGGP