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UN, Education Ministry mark Teachers Day

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Vietnam’s education ministry, UN mark Teacher Days

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2010 at 6:42 am

“Thang Long- Hanoi Mark and the Youth with the Vietnam Culture Relics”

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2010 at 1:20 pm

VN-Index falls to near 450 mark

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Movements of VN-Index on September 23. (Photo: increased disbursement as stocks on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange tended to decline on September 23, helping liquidity on the trading floor to return to high level.

The VN-Index, a gauge of 256 companies and five mutual funds, shrank 0.69 percent, or 3.13 points, to finish at 450.77 points.

There were around 52.22 million shares changed hands at a value of VND1.43 trillion. Foreign investors boosted buying in blue-chip stocks, including PPC, HPG, FPT, DPM, BVH, SSI, and KDC, with an amount of 3.53 million shares worth VND118 billion.

There were 36 stocks that gained, 184 fell, while 42 were unmoved.

Although Ocean Group Joint Stock Company (OGC) was not in the priority list of foreign investors today, it continued to top the list of most active shares in volume with more than 3.99 million shares changing hands.

Investment and Trading of Real Estate Joint Stock Company (ITC) followed with 1.75 million shares, tagged along by Vietnam Export Import Commercial Joint Stock Bank (EIB) with 1.52 million shares traded.

Mtgas Joint Stock Company (MTG) and the newly listed company Petro Capital & Infrastructure Investment Joint Stock Company (PTL) were the biggest losers on the city bourse. Both plunged the daily maximum allowed limit of 5 percent to VND13,300, and VND19,000 respectively.

Meca Vneco Investment and Electricity Construction Joint Stock Company (VES) dropped 4.96 percent to trade at VND23,000.

DESCON Construction Corporation (DCC) retreated for three consecutive days, contracting 4.94 percent to VND23,100.

Thien Nam Trading Import Export Corporation (TNA) rose 5 percent to VND31,500.

Sacombank Securities Joint Stock Company (SBS) climbed 4.78 percent to VND26,300. The company will issue 13.81 million shares at a ratio of 3:1 and at a price of VND15,000 per share to its current shareholders, not including its major shareholder Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial Bank.

From September 22 to October 22, Nguyen The Chuan, father of Nguyen Huy Cuong – deputy general director of Sacombank Securities Joint Stock Company (SBS), registered to sell all 91,500 shares to restructure his investment category.

Viet Nam Petroleum Transport Joint Stock Company (VIP) closed up 4.51 percent to VND13,900.

The Hanoi’s HNX-Index slashed 1.7 points, or 1.29 percent, to close at 129.83. Trading volume rebounded by 80 percent in volume and 34 percent by value to 36.7 million shares, worth VND879 billion.

The UPCoM-Index inched up 0.25 points to 46.96. Around 0.54 million shares were traded at VND6.6 billion as of 11:15 am local time.

Source: SGGP

Concerts mark Polish composer Chopin’s 200th birthday

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:56 am

Special concerts celebrating the 200th birthday of talented Polish composer Federich Chopin will be held at the Hanoi Opera House on September 7 and 8.


            Young pianist Luu Hong Quang

The music performance is organized by the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra with participation of world-renowned Japanese conductor Tetsuji Honna who has been musical adviser and conductor of the VNSO since 2001 and talented young Vietnamese pianist Luu Hong Quang.

Quang will perform “Concerto No.1 E minor” by Frederic Chopin and “Symphony No.6 ‘Pathetique’” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Born in 1990, Quang was introduced to piano early. From 1996 to 2006 he studied at the Vietnam National Academy of Music.

He is now a student of the Australia International Conservatorium of Music (AICM) after winning a full scholarship offered by the AICM in November 2006.

He has won many international awards, including the Excellent Prize at the International Chopin Piano Competition held in Tokyo, second prize at the Valtidone Piano International Competition in Italy in June 2008, and first prize at the “Recital Award” organized by The Sydney Eisteddfod in June and August 2008.

Last July and December, the young Vietnamese pianist won the International Chopin Piano Competition in Sydney and was nominated to perform at the “Encore Program” organized by the New South Wales State education board at the Sydney Opera House.

He has given many recitals and played with symphony orchestras in Vietnam, Japan, Australia, and Italy.

Tickets to the shows cost VND150,000 (US$7.73) to VND300,000.

Source: SGGP

Craft week held to mark Hanoi’s birthday

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Craft week held to mark Hanoi’s birthday

QĐND – Thursday, August 05, 2010, 20:47 (GMT+7)

The Hanoi Craft Week 2010 opened at a ceremony on August 4 as part of activities to celebrate the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Pham Quang Nghi, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai and vice chairman of the Hanoi ’s People Committee Nguyen Huy Tuong attended the event.

The event, held by the municipal Department of Industry and Trade, aims to provide an opportunity for craft villages to promote their products, seek out markets and attract investment as well as supports from organisations and businesses in and outside the country.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Flag to be planted on Fansipan peak to mark Hanoi’s millennium

In Uncategorized on August 4, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Flag to be planted on Fansipan peak to mark Hanoi’s millennium

QĐND – Wednesday, August 04, 2010, 20:36 (GMT+7)

The tourism sector will plant a flag on the nation’s highest mountain, the Fansipan in the northern province of Lao Cai to mark the capital city’s millennium birthday.

According to the Deputy Director of Hanoi ’s Culture, Sport and Tourism Department Mai Tien Dung, a group of 85 people working in tourist sector will set out on their climb up the 3,143-m mountain on October 26.

This is a joint activity between the municipal Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism to welcome Thang Long-Hanoi 1,000 th birthday and the 2010 National Tourism Year.

Source: VNA

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

Literary works released to mark the 1,000th anniversary of capital

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2010 at 12:42 pm

More than 50 literary works have been released by the Literature Publishing House this year to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of the founding of Thang Long – Ha Noi.

                     Lan Khai’s collection

Song song Hong (Waves of Red River) by writer Thanh Hoa tells story of the most glorious period in the reign of Nguyen Hue (King Quang Trung), a national hero of the 18th century and the Tay Son Movement, a peasant uprising that released Vietnam from the shackles of feudalism.

Hanoi before the Autumn Revolution by Hoai Anh illustrates images of the capital from the beginning of the 20th century to 1943.

Lan Khai’s collection, a 1,700-page book, includes the most valuable works of the leading Hanoi writer.

Love story of Queen Nam Phuong by writer Tran Thi Hao describes the traditional beauty of the official wife of the last Vietnamese King Bao Dai, whose maiden name was Nguyen Huu Thi Lan, daughter of a rich Mekong Delta family.

The autobiography of labor hero Le Minh Duc, Cuoc doi nguoi tho (Life of a worker), traces the roots of the organizer from his birth in the Mekong Delta Province of Vinh Long to his success as a leader in Hanoi.

The autobiography of Mr. Nguyen Hong Can, the former Deputy Minister of Fisheries; Vietnamese novels within 1945 and 1975 edited by Dr. Pham Ngoc Hien, PhD include many more notable historical and cultural stories.

Source: SGGP

US blasts BP as Gulf oil spill hits two-month mark

In Uncategorized on June 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm

US outrage is mounting against BP as the oil spill reached its two-month mark and an internal BP document showed up to 100,000 barrels of oil could be gushing daily into the Gulf of Mexico.

The latest round of recriminations came after a week of White House arm-twisting prodded BP to agree to a 20-billion-dollar fund to pay claims and a stepped up oil recovery effort in the Gulf.

Media reports of CEO Tony Hayward attending a yacht race off the Isle of Wight, the day after he stepped down from managing the oil leak on a daily basis, set off one of the sharpest expressions yet of administration anger with BP.

“Well, to quote Tony Hayward, he’s got his life back, as he would say,” White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said, referencing the BP boss’s now-notorious slip.

“And I think we can all conclude that Tony Hayward is not going to have a second career in PR (public relations) consulting,” he told ABC’s “This Week.”

“This has just been part of a long line of PR gaffes and mistakes.”

Emanuel then assailed BP for its response to the worst oil spill in US history, saying it had to be forced to do more, faster at every step since the April 20 explosion that ripped through the Deepwater Horizon rig it had leased, killing 11 workers.

President Barack Obama wants to “get these claims paid. Get them paid quickly,” said Ken Feinberg, who was named to run the fund announced under US pressure following complaints by fishermen and small businesses of BP foot-dragging in paying off claims.

Over the past week, the British energy giant has called in more ships and equipment to the area, announced it was ahead of schedule in drilling the relief wells — seen as the best chance at killing the well — and said it would significantly boost the amount of oil captured from its busted well.

But a key US congressman released an internal BP document that showed the energy giant’s own worst-case scenario put the amount of oil that could be leaking into the Gulf at 20 times more than its early public estimates.

Ed Markey, a vocal critic of BP and its handling of the disaster, lit out at the firm he said was “either lying or grossly incompetent.”

“First they said it was only 1,000 barrels, then they said it was 5,000 barrels, now we’re up to 100,000 barrels,” he told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

US government estimates now put the leak at 30,000 to 65,0000 barrels a day.

BP rejected Markey’s charge, noting that the conditions it had stated for the worst-case scenario to develop were not in place then, and are not in place now.

“It’s completely misrepresenting what were saying,” BP spokesman Robert Wine told AFP. “We were saying that if two conditions were met simultaneously — one that we got the modeling restrictions wrong and if the blowout preventer were removed — then we could have 100,000 barrels of oil.”

He said the estimate “has nothing with the amount of oil that’s actually escaping at the moment.”

BP also raced to defend Hayward’s vacation outing with his son in Britain, which a spokesman called his “first non-working day since this started.”

“Still, no matter where he is, he is always in touch with what is happening within BP,” another company spokesman John Curry said.

Asked about Hayward’s yacht outing, Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said “all of these guys could use a better PR advisor, but the point is we need to get the oil leak stopped and keep as much as the oil off the shore as we can.”

“Clearly, not enough is being done. All the local officials on the Gulf are frustrated as they can be,” he told “Fox News Sunday.”

Oil-stained pelicans are seen atop a boom in Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

Republican Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama, one of the four Gulf Coast states sullied by brownish tides of oily mixture thick as cake batter, called Hayward’s appearance at the yacht race “the height of arrogance.”

The controversy capped a nightmare week for BP, whose public image is in tatters after its shares slumped on the stock market, its credit worthiness was slashed and its top executives were hauled to the White House.

BP said it captured about 21,040 barrels of oil on Friday, slightly lower than in previous day after its main oil-collecting vessel had to be temporarily shut down to clean a flame arrester and wait out a lighting storm. Its current collection system can collect or burn up to about 25,000 barrels a day.

Source: SGGP