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Cultural activities to celebrate the Christmas Seasons

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:54 am

Many of the city’s entertainment venues are busy these days, offering exciting activities and entertainment programs for locals and tourists centered on the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.

A play is performed by the Ho Chi Minh City Drama Theater.

Dam Sen Cultural Park hopes to lure visitors with its musical performances, comedies and puppetries during this Christmas holiday. The highlight of this period will be a concert entitled “Gala Xmas 2010” featuring the famous pop star Dam Vinh Hung, bringing some Christmas joy to music lovers.


In addition, a special art performance themed “Colors of the winter” will be held at the Ho Chi Minh City Labor Culture Palace on December 25.

Additionally, The Idecaf Theater will present a children’s dance and music performance entitled “Fairy stories”. It is the drama of the adventures of the Monkey God in the classic Chinese novel “The journey to the West”. It is at the Ben Thanh Theater from December 17 to January 2.


Another play to be performed will be held at the Ho Chi Minh City Drama Theater. It will be on the relationship between family members and the issues it can entail. These are some of the choices this Christmas season.

Source: SGGP

Season’s first tropical storm claims 15 in Central America

In Uncategorized on May 30, 2010 at 5:16 am

GUATEMALA CITY, May 29, 2010 (AFP) – The first tropical storm of the season threatened Central America’s Pacific coast Saturday after killing 15 people in two countries, as Guatemala coped with twin natural catastrophes including a massive volcano eruption.


Tropical Storm Agatha, with 65 kilometers (40 miles) per hour winds and up to half a meter (20 inches) of rain was 30 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of the Guatemala-Mexico border. It was expected to make landfall overnight, the US National Weather Service said.

A man watches heavy swell on May 29, 2010, in Puerto San Jose, Escuintla, 110 kilometers south of Guatemala City. AFP photo

In Guatemala, the storm has already dumped 36 centimeters (14 inches) of rain, triggering flash floods and landslides that killed 14 people Saturday, including four adults and four children inside homes buried by mudslides, officials said.


The the National Disaster Agency did not indicate the circumstances of the remaining storm fatalities, but said 12 Austrian tourists were rescued from a resort area that was cut off by a sinkhole in its only road access.


Eleven persons were reported missing in the western part of the country, it added.


In El Salvador, also hit by Agatha’s driving rains, one person was killed, authorities there reported.


Confronted by the storm and by the erupting Pacaya volcano, which since Wednesday has killed two people including a television reporter and closed down the country’s main airport for five days, President Alvaro Colom called on his countrymen to pull together.


“I call for unity… all of us Guatemalans are challenged by this great trial we’re facing… so we must organize ourselves better and maintain the spirit of solidarity that has emerged these past few days,” he said during an emergency cabinet meeting.


Colom on Friday declared a state of emergency around volcano Pacaya, 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of the capital, where some 2,000 people have been evacuated, and on Saturday said he was mulling extending the emergency blanket nationwide as Agatha wreaked havoc.


He said he had canceled his scheduled visits to the Dominican Republic and Canada next week to devote all his attention to the storm and ongoing eruption.


The capital’s La Aurora International Airport will remain closed for five days as cleaning crews hampered by driving rain try to clean up centimeters (inches) -thick ash from the volcano.


Colom said six departments were currently awash from the storm, with three of them reporting highways cut off by floods and mudslides. He warned people in the area to remain indoors.


He said the government would seek an 85-million-dollar loan to cope with the twin natural disasters.


In neighboring El Salvador, the government reported one person killed from Agatha and said it raised the color-coded national alert system from green to yellow at the approaching storm.


It reported three rivers overflowing their banks in the western part of the country, with some areas undergoing precautionary evacuations.

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Source: SGGP