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Hung wins final silver for Vietnam in 400m

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

Hung wins final silver for Vietnam in 400m

QĐND – Monday, December 20, 2010, 21:26 (GMT+7)

Le Duc Hung added another medal to Vietnam’s tally when he took silver in the men’s 400m on the penultimate day of competition in Guangzhou’s Asian ParaGames on on Dec. 18.

Hung took second place in the T11 class race with a time of 57.87sec. The closely fought contest ended in a photo finish with line honours going to Thailand ‘s Jorchuy Kitsana.

Hung’s teammate Dao Van Cuong, who is the current Asian record holder, finished third in 58.38sec, which was almost three seconds slower than his time of 55.42sec in the previous Games in Qatar .

Cuong set the Asian record of 54.36sec in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics.

Earlier, female duo Kim Van and Hoa Phuong grabbed bronze for Vietnam in the women’s TT6-10 class table tennis. The pair defeated their Filipino rivals 3-2 in the bronze medal play-off match. Hosts China took the champion title after beating the Republic of Korea (RoK) 3-0 in the final.

In six days of competitions, the 57-member Vietnam earned three gold, four silver and 10 bronze medals, leaving them eleventh overall in the rankings.

The national team did not reach the target that they set themselves before departing for Guanzhou. They had aimed to win at least five golds from the six sports that they took part in.

The poor result was partly attributed to cold weather in the city; this prevented several Vietnamese athletes from competing and stopped others from performing at their peak.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Karate martial artist wins silver at 16th ASIAD

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Karate martial artist wins silver at 16th ASIAD

QĐND – Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

Vietnamese karate martial artist Nguyen Anh scored a silver after defeating opponents from Iran, Taipei (China) and the Republic of Korea to take part in the final match of her division at the 16th Asian Games on November 24.

Anh competed as the defending champion of the Asian Games’ under 50kg event.

Facing Ghasemi Laskou Kalayeh Fetemeh from Iran, she was held to a draw for most of the competing time but succeeded to score 2 successive points in only one minute of extra time.

Anh easily defeated Chen Yen Hui from Taiwan (China) in the quarter-final with a final score of 4-1 and entered the semi-final.

In the early minutes of the semi-final match, Anh played an offensive style and won 2 points to secure a place in the final to compete with Chinese rival Li Hong, who won the championship title at the World Tournament in Serbia in October.

Despite competing very hard at the final, Anh failed to score and lost to 2-0 Hong.

This was also the first medal for the Vietnamese karate team in their first day of competition.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Olympian strikes silver in women’s Taekwondo

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Moon’s ‘treasure chest’ includes silver

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2010 at 7:54 am

Lunar soil is richer than previously thought, with traces of silver among the complex mix of elements and compounds found within one of the moon’s craters, according to a new study.

Researchers at Brown University who analyzed particles of lunar dust kicked up by a NASA-engineered collision last year found a surprisingly rich mixture that, in addition to the silver, included water and compounds like hydroxyl, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ammonia, and free sodium.

“This place looks like it’s a treasure chest of elements, of compounds that have been released all over the Moon, and they’ve been put in this bucket in the permanent shadows,” said Brown University geologist Peter Schultz, lead author of the paper appearing in the October 22 edition of the journal Science.

The lunar particles were kicked up when a NASA rocket slammed into the Moon about one year ago, allowing scientists an opportunity to learn about the composition of the lunar soil at the poles that never has been sampled.

One of the first images released in 2009 from NASA’s Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) using the visible light camera during a swingby of the moon.

The findings were from NASA’s Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS mission, a 79-million-dollar experiment in which the US space agency sent the emptied upper stage of a rocket crashing into the Cabeus crater near the Moon’s south pole.

The rocket slammed into the crater at around 5,600 miles (9,000 kilometers) per hour, sending aloft a huge plume of material from the bottom of the crater that had been untouched by sunlight for billions of years.

The rocket was followed four minutes later by a spacecraft equipped with cameras to record the effects of the impact.

Last November, NASA released initial findings from the experiment, announcing that it had found a “significant amount” of frozen water on the moon.

Schultz noted in his study that Apollo space missions decades ago already had found not just trace amounts of silver, but also gold, on the near-side (Earth-facing side) of the Moon.

But the discovery of silver at Cabeus crater suggests that silver atoms throughout the moon have migrated to the poles.

But the relatively meager silver concentration detected at Cabeus “doesn’t mean we can go mining for it,” Schultz said.

Source: SGGP

Up to 25 bodies found in Mexican silver mine

In Uncategorized on May 31, 2010 at 5:17 am

Between 20 and 25 bodies were recovered from an abandoned silver mine in southern Mexico, apparently victims of drug gang violence, federal police commissioner Facundo Rosas said Sunday.

The corpses appear to have accumulated over an undetermined time as they were tossed over a 300-foot (100-meter) precipice into the abandoned mine, located near Taxco, a colonial-era city popular with international tourists. The region is dotted by hundreds of mines.

Rosas said authorities were alerted to the mass grave by a suspect and they began pulling bodies from the mine late Saturday and continued their work Sunday. He didn’t give the identities or causes of death of the victims.

Supporters of Cancun Mayor Gregorio Sanchez take part in a protest in Cancun, demanding for his release, May 30, 2010

Police and military crews exploring the underground site wore breathing equipment to guard against the possible noxious gases in the mine.

The state of Guerrero, where Taxco is located, is plagued by drug violence among rival gangs, and marked by brazen attacks on police and soldiers engaged in a crackdown on traffickers.

But Taxco is better known for its silver jewelry, winding streets and Holy Week processions.

Rosas said Sunday that in an unrelated case, authorities arrested two brothers named on Mexico’s Most Wanted list for their ties to organized crime.

The brothers are suspected members of La Linea drug gang, and Rosas said they’re tied to drug dealing, kidnapping, extortion, car theft and several murders in the north Mexico state of Chihuahua.

Meanwhile in the state of Morelos, south of Mexico City, police identified human remains left on a road in several different plastic bags as a local prison director.

The state prosecutor said in a written statement that the director had headed the prison for two months. The statement did not mention a motive for the murder.

More than 23,000 people have been murdered in drug gang violence since President Felipe Calderon cracked down on drug traffickers in late 2006.

Source: SGGP

VN checkmate to silver medal

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2008 at 12:13 pm

HA NOI — Vietnamese masters secured a silver medal at the first World Mind Sports Games mixed pair rapid chess event on Sunday in Beijing, China.

It was the second medal of the games for Viet Nam. The first went to Ngo Lan Huong in the women’s individual xiangqi (Chinese chess) event last week.

Duo Dao Thien Hai and Le Kieu Thien Kim lost to China’s power duo Hou Yifan and Ni Hua in the two-match final.

Despite the loss, Viet Nam’s attendance in the final was a surprise to many, as they were ranked 15th seed in the tournament which gathered strong opponents from around the world.

Hai and Kim claimed second position after the qualifying round with five wins, three draws and one loss, winning their berth in the semi-final with masters from China, Iran and Indonesia.

Losing 0.5-1.5 to Iran in the semi-final’s first round match was strong motive for Hai and Kim to step up their game and come out strong in the return round with a 3-0 win.

Their next task was to enter the final against China who beat Indonesia 2.5-1.5 in the semis. But in the end, the Vietnamese pair could not overtake their worthy Chinese rivals.

Up-and-coming Chinese star 14-year-old Hou and her teammate Ni whitewashed their Vietnamese opposition 4-0 in the two-round finals, presenting China’s chess team their second gold of the 15-day Games.

Hou said that winning gold is only the start.

“It feels great to win my first gold medal. But there are still two team events in the coming days. They are more important than the pairs competitions,” said Hou, adding that the coach’s timely directions helped her stay on track.

“I want to say ‘thank you’ to my coach. He helped me a lot and made me feel less pressure today. I was in good form and played better than I did in the blitz round. I hope to take more gold in the coming days,” said the winner.

China’s leading pairs witnessed a slump in blitz chess last Wednesday. They failed to advance to the finals after their upset defeat to Ecuador in the preliminaries. China’s head coach Ye Jiangchuan said a lack of experience was the reason for their failure.

“Neither had much experience with blitz chess before, and they were still not used to it. Take Hou for example, she lost in both the individual and pairs competitions, though she played much better in slow chess at other world tournaments. We will do more training for this event after the Games,” said Ye.

Hou is the highest ranking player on the China women’s team. In last month’s world championships, the wunderkind could have become the world’s youngest chess queen by a finger’s breadth. In the final Hou lost to Russian player Kosteniuk, who is ten-year-older. Nevertheless China’s coach remains confident in the young girl.

Iran triumphed over Indonesia in the bronze medal match. — VNS/XINHUA