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Facebook face recognition finds friends in photos

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:43 am

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 15, 2010 (AFP) – Facebook is using facial recognition software to let US users automatically identify friends in photos at the world’s leading online social network.

A “tag suggestion” feature crafted to identify people in uploaded pictures should be rolled out to all US users in the next few weeks, Facebook engineer Justin Mitchell said late Wednesday in a blog post.

AFP file – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a press conference at the Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California on May 26, 2010.

“Now if you upload pictures from your cousin’s wedding, we’ll group together pictures of the bride and suggest her name,” Mitchell said.

“Instead of typing her name 64 times, all you’ll need to do is click ‘Save’ to tag all of your cousin’s pictures at once.”

More than 100 million “tags” are added to photos at Facebook daily, according to the engineer.

When a Facebook user uploads digital pictures, newly added software matches faces to those that have been tagged, or named, in other photos, Mitchell said.

People who don’t want their names automatically suggested in photo tags can disable the feature by adjusting Facebook privacy settings, according to the engineer.

Source: SGGP

Photos celebrate Vietnam- Romania relations

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 4:53 am

A photo exhibition in celebration of 60 th anniversary of Vietnam – Romania diplomatic relations opened in Hanoi on Nov. 22.

The exhibition named “Vietnam- Romania, 60 years of diplomatic relations” was jointly held by the Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Romanian Embassy in Vietnam .

Some 100 photos depicting historical moments in bilateral relations, especially the meetings of two countries’ leaders were on show.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Romanian Ambassador to Vietnam Dumitru Olaru said the event would help boost actively bilateral ties despite fluctuations in the region and the world. He also expressed his hope that the photo exhibition would make deep impression on the public and international friends of the friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations.

The exhibition will last till Nov. 29.

Source: SGGP

Hanoi photos on display in France

In Uncategorized on October 20, 2010 at 12:07 am

Hanoi photos on display in France

QĐND – Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 22:15 (GMT+7)

A photographic exhibition about Hanoi opened at the headquarters of the Vietnamese People’s Association in Paris, France on October 18.

The exhibition entitled “Hanoi Today” introduced works taken by French photographers Dominique de Miscault and Daniel Frydman and Vietnamese photographer, Nguyen Hai Son. It aims to help the French public gain a better understanding of Hanoi, its daily life, special culture and attractive landscapes.

The exhibition will run until October 28.

The “Hanoi Today” exhibition by Dominique de Miscault was previously shown in Arcueille, southeast of Paris.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Photos of Halong Bay on display in New York

In Uncategorized on August 13, 2010 at 11:22 am

A photo exhibition on Ha Long Bay opened in New York on Aug. 11 as part of campaign to vote for the Vietnamese bay as world natural wonder.

Halong Bay

Fifty photos, depicting the beauty of the Bay, as well as its potential for tourism, bio-diversity and plentiful flora and fauna are on display.

At the opening ceremony of the exhibition, Bui The Giang, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam at the UN, stated that the beauty of Halong has been not only in Vietnamese people’s mind, but also attract foreign friends, including Americans. He stressed that the exhibition was held as the fine development of bilateral relations between Vietnamese and American people.

The exhibition will last until Aug. 18.

The final voting stage for world natural wonders will take place between 2010 and 2011.

To voted for Halong Bay, twice recognised by the UNESCO for its landscapes and geological values, please visit the website

Source: SGGP

Photos on Hanoi, Belgium’s cities spotlighted

In Uncategorized on July 17, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Photos on Hanoi, Belgium’s cities spotlighted

QĐND – Saturday, July 17, 2010, 20:48 (GMT+7)

A photo exhibition on Hanoi and Belgium’s cities opened in Hanoi on July 16.

The event, organised by the Vietnam-Belgium Friendship Association, is to mark the 179th anniversary of Belgium’s National Day (July 21) and the 1,000th birthday of Thang Long-Hanoi.

Prominent among the guests at the event were Belgium Deputy Ambassador Patrick de Bouck, vice chairman of the Vietnam-Belgium Friendship Association Pham Manh Con, vice chairwoman of the Union of Friendship Organisations Vu Thi Hai and representatives of relevant ministries and agencies.

On the occasion, Vietnamese representatives extended their congratulations to Belgium on its 179th National Day. The two sides reviewed fine relations between the two countries over the past 40 years.

Vice chairman Con stressed the continuing development of bilateral ties, adding that in 2007-2010, Belgium has planned to provide 32 million EUR in official development assistance with priorities given to human resources development, water management and environmental protection.

Currently, Belgium is the fourth largest importer of Vietnamese goods in the European Union and ranks fifth among Vietnam’s exporters, he said.

Vice chairwoman Hai stressed that the meaningful event contributes to boosting cultural exchange and understanding between the two countries’ peoples.

For his part, Deputy Ambassador Patrick de Bouck said Vietnam and Belgium need to increase their exchanges on culture and education to bolster friendship and cooperation between the two nations.

The event will run until July 18.

Source: VNA

Photo: HNM

Source: QDND

Tourism artistic photos on display

In Uncategorized on July 4, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Tourism artistic photos on display

QĐND – Sunday, July 04, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

The award presentation ceremony of the fifth National Tourism Artistic Photo Contest took place in Hanoi on July 1, coinciding with the opening of an exhibition showcasing the outstanding photos.

The contest and exhibition, entitled “Vietnam – My Homeland”, are activities to mark the 50th founding anniversary of Vietnam’s tourism industry (July 9, 1960-2010).

The contest, launched in October 2009, had received 4,426 colour as well as black and white photos, including 121 photo sets of 456 photographers from 51 provinces and cities nationwide. Hanoi recorded the largest number of contestants with 112 photographers.

The Organising Board selected over 136 works for the final round and display. Hanoian photographer Ta Quang Bao won the special prize with his set of photos entitled “Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) Gongs” while the first prize went to Tran Cao Bao Long from Ho Chi Minh City.

The exhibition, open at 29 Hang Bai, Hanoi, will last until July 5.

Source: CPV/VNA

Source: QDND

Photographer sells photos for charity

In Vietnam Culture on September 21, 2009 at 7:51 am

All the money raised from selling “Doi Sen” (Lotus’s Lives) was given to charity (Photo: An Dung)

A photographer has recently raised money for a charity that supports cancer patients and a school for disadvantaged children in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City.

Photographer Tran Bich, a member of the Photography Club in District 1, presented VND170 million (US$9,300) to Tuoi Tre newspaper’s program “Thuy’s Wish,” which was launched to support child patients with cancer.

The sum was paid after Ms. Le Hoa and Company 99 Nui bought two pictures, “Long Me “(Mother’s Heart) and “Doi Sen” (Lotus’ Lives), at the opening ceremony of a photographic exhibition on September 19 at  5 Le Duan Street, District 1. 

In addition, Mr. Bich gave VND10 million from selling some other pictures to the Thien Phuc House for disadvantaged children in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City.

Forty pictures of lotus, whose noble beauty is well known to Vietnamese people through the saying: “It grows in the mud of ponds yet it doesn’t smell muddy,” were presented at the exhibition.

The photographer said he was totally absorbed by lotus beauty for seven years. He spent seven months trekking around several regions to take the pictures of lotus for the exhibition and a book of the flower.

Source: SGGP

Retired teacher collects 1,700 photos of Uncle Ho

In Vietnam Lifestyle on September 8, 2009 at 5:27 pm

For 37 years now, Le Linh Thin, 70, teacher of a literacy class in Cau Ngang Town, Cau Ngang District, Mekong Delta Province of Tra Vinh, has collected more than 1,700 photos of Uncle Ho.

The photos, demonstrating Uncle Ho’s life, have been cut or photocopied from local and international newspapers or magazines and kept in 14 albums in chronological order.

Found among them are photos of Uncle Ho when he was in Tay Bac, with children or with students coming from the South, reading the Declaration of Independence and living in Russia.

    Ms. Le Linh Thin and albums of Uncle Ho

Aside from the collected photos, Ms. Thin also has a showcase in which she keeps magazine and newspaper articles about the late President. Also found in the showcase are valuable materials of a similar theme.

Explaining how she could collect so many photos and materials, Ms. Thin said, “When I’ve learned that a person owns materials about or photos of Uncle Ho that I don’t have, I will find way to his home and ask him to let me make a duplicate of them for my collection.”

“Recently one of my friends in Hanoi, who had been at the Dien Bien Phu battle, sent 190 photos of Uncle Ho to me as a precious gift for my collection. No word can express my deep gratitude to her,” she added.

Thin was a teacher and retired in 1990.

Talking about her noble deed, she said, “Many children in the town cannot go to kindergartens because of their families’ financial difficulties. Such children always start their first grade with difficulties because they lag behind their classmates who have been entitled to preschool education, and thus drop out of their class after all as a result.”

“I’ve opened this class to help pupils in such a plight. This class has been recognized as one of first-grade classes of Cau Ngang Elementary School,“ she added.

Every year, between 15 and 30 pupils are admitted into Ms. Thin’s class. When the school year finishes, the kids are transferred to Cau Ngang Elementary School to begin their second-grade class.  

Source: SGGP