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Liem slip-up throws tournament open

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:13 am




Liem slip-up throws tournament open


QĐND – Friday, January 07, 2011, 21:29 (GMT+7)

With Vietnam ‘s top-seeded Grandmaster Le Quang Liem suffering his first defeat on Jan. 6, the HDBank Open Cup chess tournament has been thrown wide open.


At the Rex Hotel in HCM City , Liem, the world No 79, surprisingly lost to eighth-seeded Filipino GM Gomez John Paul in the fifth round.


Paul now tops the table with five points.


He is followed by Chinese GM Yu Yangyi with 4.5 points and Vietnamese GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, who is on four points after beating another Chinese GM Zhou Weiqi on Jan. 6.


The loss has left 20-year-old Liem on 3.5 points. With just four more rounds to go, Liem may have left himself with too much to do to win his first title of the year.


Earlier, he had beaten Singapore ‘s Fernandez Daniel Howard in the first round and China ‘s GM Lou Yiping in the second round, drew with Bitoon Richard of the Philippines, and beat compatriot Nguyen Duc Hoa in the fourth.


Also on 3.5 points are GMs Cao Sang and Tran Thanh Tu of Vietnam , Richard, GMs Laylo Darwin and Salvador Roland and IMs Barbosa Oliver and Dimakiling of the Philippines, GMs Wen Yang, Zhao Jun, and Wang Chen of China .


The week-long tournament has attracted 30 Vietnamese players and 35 others from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and Ukraine. .


It concludes on Jan. 9.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Cho Lon Fair 2010 to open

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:26 am




Cho Lon Fair 2010 to open


QĐND – Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 21:9 (GMT+7)

Around 150 businesses have applied to showcase their products at Cho Lon Fair 2010 at the Phu Tho Stadium in HCM City from December 30th, 2010 to January 3rd, 2011.  


The event, to be jointly held by the HCMC Department of Industry and Trade and the Chinese Mission in HCMC, will attract the participation of businesses from provinces and cities nationwide and various Chinese enterprises.


Such products as leather shoes, garments, handicrafts, interior decorations, and food, to name a few, will be showcased at the fair.


During the fair, participating businesses will also recruit more staff. 


Last year’s event saw the display of products from 168 enterprises, of which 40% participated in the event for the first time while 80% introduced their new products. Attentively, 60% of visitors yearly attended in the event.


Source: CPV  


Translated by: Tran Hoai


Source: QDND

Lam Dong Tea Festival to open

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm




Lam Dong Tea Festival to open


QĐND – Thursday, December 16, 2010, 21:5 (GMT+7)

Tea producers, processors and local people in Bao Loc and Dalat cities, Lam Dong Province will have opportunity to participate in various activities in the third Lam Dong Tea Festival 2010 to open on December 25th.


The festival includes a flower procession, tea-picking contest, a contest on knowledge about tea and life, exhibitions and scientific seminars.


Noteworthy is that this year’s festival will make public the certificate of the trademark “B’lao Tea” to honor tea producers.


The organisers expected that the three-day event will encourage the tea industry of Lam Dong, in particular, and of Vietnam in general, to produce more high quality tea for export, and to further improve tea-producers’ living standards.


Source: SGGP


Translated by Tran Hoai


Source: QDND

3,000th open heart patient receives free operation

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 10:00 am

The city’s Association for Poor Patients, which assists free surgery to heart patients, has provided free operation for the 3,000th cardiac.

Mr. Tran Thanh Long, SSPP’s president and Mr. Le Thanh An, the US Consul General in HCMC, visit Thanh Van and give her a gift at Tam Duc Hospital in the city on Dec. 8 2010. (Photo: SGGP)

A three-year-old child, Tran Nguyen Ngoc Thanh Van, who comes from a low-income family in HCMC’s suburban district Nha Be, was the 3,000th heart patient. She was suffering a congenital heart disease.


However, because of her economic circumstances, she received no medical treatment for her condition.


Through sponsorship and financial support from the U.S. Consulate General in HCMC, the toddler underwent a free open-heart surgery on December 6. The operation was performed at the Heart Hospital ‘Tam Duc’ in district 7.


The operation was a success and now her health condition is stable and has been discharged from hospital.


During her time in hospital, Mr. Tran Thanh Long, SSPP’s president and Mr. Le Thanh An, the US Consul General in HCMC, visited the sick child and gave her gifts.


SSPP and their benefactors have sponsored over 3,000 children with heart disease in Vietnam for the last four years. The total expenditure for these operations have been over VND150 billion (US$75,000).

Source: SGGP

APEC meetings open with talk of Pacific Rim FTA

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2010 at 9:20 am

Int’l agriculture fair to open in Can Tho

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2010 at 1:50 am

Traffic, transport forum to open

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 11:22 am

VFF Int’l Football Cup to open

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm




VFF Int’l Football Cup to open


QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) International Football Cup 2010 will kick off at My Dinh National Stadium on November 2-6.


Teams from Singapore, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Republic of Korea (RoK) and host Vietnam will participate in the event.


As scheduled, the foreign teams will arrive in Hanoi on October 30, two days before the first match.


To ensure the best quality for the biggest friendly tournament this year and in preparation for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010, the organising board has planned to invite FIFA-level referees to oversee the matches.


The main group of referees includes Mahapab Chaiya Alee from Thailand and two Vietnamese, Hoang Anh Tuan and Phung Dinh Dung. Personal assistants to the referees will be Wetchakan Atthakorn and Pansakorn Manop from Thailand, and Nguyen Ngoc Ha and Nguyen Phong Vu from Vietnam.


The fourth referee is Wongkamdee Porached from Thailand and the referee supervisor is Mohd Jamil Bin Zakaria from Malaysia.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Nippon Foundation helps open a training course for people with hearing impairment

In Uncategorized on October 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm




Nippon Foundation helps open a training course for people with hearing impairment


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

The Hanoi College of Pedagogy today opened a class for people with hearing impairment.


This is the second class for people with hearing disability operated under the auspices of Nippon Foundation (Japan) since 1999, according to Ohno, Nippon Foundation’s Executive Director in a press brief on October 28th in Hanoi.


The previous class was opened in Dong Nai Province and since then 15 students with hearing impairment have graduated from university.


Director Ohno said that such a project had offered people with hearing impairment the access to secondary and tertiary education.


Along with these meaningful classes, Nippon Foundation has carried out other charitable activities in Vietnam such as building an Independent Living Center for disabled people and offering artificial limbs for 45,000 veterans and people with mobile disability.


Source: KTDT


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

HIV/AIDS exhibition to open in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm




HIV/AIDS exhibition to open in Hanoi


QĐND – Thursday, October 28, 2010, 20:45 (GMT+7)

An exhibition called “HIV/AIDS in Vietnam: 20 years of changes and challenges” will be held at the Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi on November 22 to mark HIV/AIDS prevention month (November 10-December 10).


The event will be jointly organised by the museum, the Centre for Community Health Research and Development (CCRD), the Ford Foundation and Columbia University in New York.


According to the CCRD, the event will spotlight the HIV/AIDS problem in Vietnam, past and present, with the recollections and experiences of HIV/AIDS victims as well as the difficulties faced by health staff, policy makers and researchers.


Since the first case of HIV was discovered in the country in 1990, the virus has quickly spread on a national scale and affected many aspects of Vietnamese society, it said.


It is just one of 10 events being held across the country to mark the 20th year of Vietnam’s HIV prevention campaign.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND