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6kg baby sets birth weight record in Tien Giang

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

Doctor Dang Van Phuc, deputy director of the Go Cong Town General Hospital, the Mekong province of Tien Giang, said a woman gave birth to a 6kg-baby girl who is the heaviest weight ever recorded at the hospital on December 17.

This happened after a 20-minute surgery, which was successfully performed by Doctor Dang Van Phuc.

In 2006, Mother Tran Thi Phuong, 29, bore a son who weighed in at 4.2kg.

The newly born baby and the mother are healthy, said the doctor, and they will be staying at the hospital for observation for next four to five days. This is only precautionary measure, said the doctor, due to the weight of the child.

Source: SGGP

Gold sets record high amid economic fears

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 4:51 am

NA sets high target for 2011 GDP growth

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 12:19 am

BIDV sets up fund with Russian partner

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Hanoi sets up a reserve fund for victims of natural disasters

In Uncategorized on August 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Hanoi sets up a reserve fund for victims of natural disasters

QĐND – Friday, August 06, 2010, 20:47 (GMT+7)

The Hanoi People’s Committee has allowed the Northern Foodstuff Corporation and the Hanoi Trade Corporation to disburse in advance VND 100 billion in reserve goods and foodstuff for emergency aid to people in natural calamity-hit areas during this year’s stormy and rainy season.

The sum, drawn from the city’s financial reserve fund, will be used to buy rice, instant noodles or dry provisions, candles and drinking water for people in the regions hit by natural disaster in the city.

The Department of Industry and Commerce and related agencies are in charge of the scheme to ensure stable life for local people in the stricken areas.

Also the Department of Industry and Commerce has a responsibility of supervising of the use of the reserve fund for the right purposes and ensure the refund is on time.

Source: Dantri

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

More sets of remains of martyrs brought home from Cambodia

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2010 at 4:09 pm

More sets of remains of martyrs brought home from Cambodia

QĐND – Saturday, July 03, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

PANO – The authorities of two Cambodian provinces of Kampong Thom and Kampong Cham have held a ceremony to hand over 83 sets of remains of fallen Vietnamese soldiers and specialists to Binh Phuoc and Tay Ninh provinces in Vietnam.

These remains were discovered by a joint search by both Vietnamese and Cambodian provinces.

According to the Vietnamese Military Attaché Department in Cambodia, the authority of Cambodia’s Kratie province will also handed over 81 sets of remains found in their province to the Vietnamese authorities.

In early June, 9 sets of remains of Vietnamese soldiers and specialists who died while serving at Cambodia’s Mondonkiri province were brought home and reburied in the Dac Lac provincial Martyr Cemetery.

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Film on Hanoi sets record high of expense

In Uncategorized on June 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm

A film telling the historic Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da victory titled Tay Son Hao Kiet (Tay Son heroic soldiers) produced by Ly Huynh Film Studio was recognized as the first historical movie with a large total investment capital of more than VND12 billion (US$600,000) in the country.

Actor Ly Hung ( King Quang Trung ) in the film Tay Son Hao Kiet

More than thousands of people, an elephant herd and numerous horses joined the film.

The film also received 10 certificates of merit from the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee to artists and producer.

Written by Huy Thanh who was honored with the noble title “People Artist”, Cao Duc Truong and famous writer Pham Thuy Nhan, the film tells the story of King Quang Trung and his Tay Son troop, in which they defeated 200,000 Chinese Qing soldiers in Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da, suburban area of Thang Long (an old name of Hanoi) in 1789. It is one of the nation’s most remarkable and remembered historical moments

The film star Ly Hung and Miss Vietnam Universal 2008 Thuy Lam played in the main roles of King Quang Trung and his wife Princess Le Ngoc Han of Le dynasty.

Princess Le Ngoc Han was a daughter of Le Hien Tong, a talented and beautiful woman who married the national hero Nguyen Hue when she was 16 years old. The marriage led to the peaceful unification of the central Tay Son and northern Le dynasties.

Nguyen Hue became Emperor Quang Trung in 1788 and passed away in 1792. Queen Ngoc Han followed him seven years later when she was just 29 years old.

The film’s release will also mark the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Thang Long-Hanoi.

Source: SGGP

Heat wave sets to move through northern and central regions

In Uncategorized on June 24, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Northern and central provinces will heat up again June 25-26, the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center has said.

Northern and central regions will be sunny and hot June 24-25 (Photo: VTC)

The regions will experience scorching weather with temperatures forecasted to soar above 38 Celsius degrees, due to a hot westerly low-pressure system, the center said.

Meteorologists predict the heat wave will end June 26 when the areas should see showers.

Southern provinces continue to be affected by medium-grade southwesterly winds.

It will be cloudy and some places will see showers and thunderstorms at nighttime, with temperatures hovering around 28-34 degrees.

Source: SGGP

US sets deadline for BP as mistrust grows

In Uncategorized on June 10, 2010 at 10:45 am

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – The US tightened pressure Wednesday on BP, setting a 72-hour deadline for the battered British energy titan to present updated plans for battling the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, who is leading the government response to the disaster, met with BP officials in Washington and ordered them to produce records of compensation claims filed in four stricken southern US states.

Oil covered brown pelicans found off the Louisiana coast and affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico wait in a holding pen for cleaning at the Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Buras, Louisiana. AFP photo

“BP, as a responsible party, is accountable for making the communities, individuals and business impacted by this spill whole again,” said Allen.

“We need more detail and openness from BP to fulfill our oversight responsibilities to the American people and ensure that BP is meeting its commitment to restore the Gulf coast.”

The stringent demands for greater transparency betrayed the growing mistrust between BP and President Barack Obama’s administration more than seven weeks into the nation’s worst ever environmental catastrophe.

Fueled by 24/7 media coverage of oiled birds and tides of toxic crude washing up on US shores, American public anger is growing and Obama’s administration is under increasing pressure to hold BP accountable.

Before meeting with BP officials, Allen sent a letter to BP CEO Tony Hayward, asking him to explain how compensation packages to devastated local industries were being calculated and why they were taking so long to process.

“They own the data, we need the data. I asked for that in the letter and now we’ll move forward to correct any problems we might find.”

A separate letter ordered BP to let the government know what contingency planning was in place for its “top hat” containment system.

It said there must be no pause in the recovery effort if new vessels were needed to increase the capacity to process the oil being collected and asked what plans had been laid out in case operations were derailed by hurricanes.

“BP shall provide the plans for these parallel, continuous, and contingency collection processes, including an implementation timeline, within 72 hours of receiving this letter,” ordered the missive, dated Tuesday.

The device, placed last week over the blown out well, located 50 miles (80 kilometers) off Louisiana, is capturing almost 15,000 barrels, or 630,000 gallons, of oil a day.

Allen said modifications next week “could take leakage almost down to zero” and added that he had ordered a special task group to work up new estimates on how much oil is still gushing out.

“I’m not going to declare victory on anything until I have the numbers,” he told a press conference. “Show me the numbers.”

Facing a grilling from Senate lawmakers, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar admitted that cutting the leaking riser pipe to construct the system could have increased the flow rate by between four and five percent.

His hearing was disrupted as a protester poured an oily-looking liquid on herself before being arrested.

“This is what it feels like to have oil dumped on you,” shouted the woman, who later issued an angry statement saying she was a fourth generation shrimper from the Gulf.

Amid growing public frustration, Obama lashed out Tuesday at critics of his response and said that if it was up to him, he would fire Hayward over a series of flippant public remarks.

Hayward will testify before US lawmakers for the first time next week, as BP investors fear intense political pressure from Washington over the spill could force the group to axe its prized shareholder dividend.

The share price sank Wednesday by 4.24 percent to close at 391.55 pence, having earlier touched a low point of 380.50.

The company’s market value has plunged by billions of dollars since the Deepwater Horizon rig, operated by BP and owned by US contractor Transocean, sank on April 22 — two days after a huge explosion killed 11 workers.

“There remains an intense amount of uncertainty over future dividend payments to shareholders, with senior politicians in the US applying strong pressure to delay any payment until legal and clean up costs have been covered,” City Index analyst Joshua Raymond told AFP.

“Moreover, with President Barack Obama’s public outburst at BP — ie to kick ass — and the fact that there are important congressional elections ahead in November, there is a fear that BP could be used as a scapegoat to garner political support.”

Obama heads to the Gulf of Mexico next week for his fourth visit since the disaster.

BP is meanwhile plowing on with the drilling of two relief wells that should be ready by August to enable the company to permanently plug the leak.

Source: SGGP

Scorching weather sets to cover country

In Uncategorized on May 13, 2010 at 8:52 am

The cold front that overflowed Vietnam’s northern and central regions has ended and the hot low-pressure system coming in from the west should begin moving into those areas by Thursday. Meanwhile, the southern region continues to suffer through an extreme heat wave.

The northern and central regions’ weather would be boiling against as the cold front from the north has gone away

The National Hydro Meteorological Forecast Center said that the country would continue experiencing hot and muggy weather across vast areas over the next few days.

The northwestern region and mountainous areas in the northern central provinces of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An should see severely hot and arid conditions, with temperatures soaring above 37 Celsius degrees, possibly to 40 degrees at some places.

Meanwhile, southern and Central Highlands regions continue to endure the severe heat wave that has plagued these areas for several days already.

Young people are especially vulnerable to heat-related illnesses caused by the sweltering weather experienced in the southern regions recently.

This past week in the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho, Children Hospital’s health check department has been receiving from 1,200 to 1,500 children per day with respiratory illnesses, pneumonia, diarrhea, and petechial fever a day.

The resident-treatment ward normally accommodates 400-600 children and has only 250 sickbeds, forcing two to four children to share the same bed.

The hospital director Dr. Le Hoang Son said that many parents do not understand the difference between less serious respiratory illnesses and pneumonia, thus, they wait too long before taking their children to the hospital, which can lead to unfortunate consequences including fatality.

Source: SGGP