wiki globe

Posts Tagged ‘special’

Nearly 20 guitarists take part in special guitar gala

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 11:50 am

A guitar gala celebrating the 30th anniversary of HCM City-based Phu Nhuan Classic Guitar Club will be held at the Phu Nhuan District Cultural Center on November 30.

Guitarists practice before the concert (Photo: Tuoitre)

The special concert includes big names such as like Duong Kim Dung, Tran Hoai Phuong, Nguyen Tri Doan, Nguyen Thanh Huy, Pham Thanh Loc, Huynh Ba Tho, Tran Phuong Quang, etc.


Music lovers will have a chance to enjoy solo, duo, trio performances and classical and modern music. As special treat, all guitarists will be onstage to play the “Carmen” by G. Bizet together.


Proceeds from tickets will be donated to flood victims in the central region.


The show previously was oragnized on November 23.

Source: SGGP

Special ballet honors legendary love story

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2010 at 9:19 am

A ballet performance entitled Moi tinh thanh co (Love story in the ancient capital) reviving the love story of My Chau and Trong Thuy in the famous legend Chiec no than (Magic crossbow) is being preseted at the Hanoi Opera House on November 24-25.

A scene in the ballet performance titled Moi tinh thanh co (Love story in the ancient capital).

The play is directed by People’s Artist Pham Anh Phuong and choreographed by French artist Bertrand D’at and Australian assistant Mark Pace.

Unlike the original story which is a tragedy, the dance drama don’t focus on war, but bringing message of peace with a happy ending and praising timeless love.

The performance is organized jointly by the French Embassy in Vietnam and the Vietnam Opera Ballet Theater.

Tickets of the ballet costing VND500,000; VND350,000; VND250,000 and VND150,000 are available at Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street.

Source: SGGP

Hanoi hosts special concert to raise money for flood victims

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2010 at 8:12 am

A special Khanh Hoa offering

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm




A special Khanh Hoa offering


QĐND – Sunday, October 24, 2010, 20:10 (GMT+7)

Undulating white sand dunes all along the beautiful Doc Let Beach have made it a favorite in the central province of Khanh Hoa.


Visitors often choose to stay at highly popular Doc Let Resort, but winning the hearts and minds of increasing numbers of tourists in recent years is the White Sand Doc Let Resort & Spa, which opened in 2004.


Covering 12 hectares, the resort houses 54 bungalows with balconies opening to the sea, allowing you to sunbathe during the day, and watch the moon at night, not to mention the unforgettable early morning sunrise.


An added attraction at the resort is that it is virtually a botanical garden with many different kinds of trees and flowers. And willing to talk with you extensively about the flowers, from roses to daisies to orchids, are the resort’s owners – Chau Thi Thanh Truc and her husband, Hoang Van Hien. Both spend a lot of time taking care of the flowers and trees to make the resort an ideal destination for those who want to learn about the flora.


The absence of artificial decorations along the resort’s beach spanning more than a kilometer makes it a fond spot. The beach is decorated perfectly naturally and beautifully by the purple color of morning glory flowers (Ipomoea pescaprae) that grow wild at several spots.


As the sea is shallow – the water only reaches your head more than a 100 meters from the coast – even those who can’t swim can have a relaxing, fun time. When the tide is low, the sight of thousands upon thousands of sand crabs running across the beach is one of the special images that White Sand offers.


The resort also makes space for a seafood market where tourists can buy crabs, prawns and other items and then ask the sellers or the resort’s chefs to cook them. It is recommended that the seafood is steamed or grilled and eaten with pepper salt.


Tourists can rest assured that they are not paying exorbitant prices, because outside sellers are allowed to join the market for free on condition that they sell fresh food and at market prices.


The resort also has a spa, a bar with pool tables and a range of water sports for those looking for outdoor excitement.


Source: Thanhnien/VNN


 


Source: QDND

Hessen considers VN-Germany university special project

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 8:02 am

Hessen’s Minister of Science and Technology Eva Kuhne Hormann ranked the Vietnam-Germany University as the German state’s special project while meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan in Hanoi on September 16.

PM Nguyen Thien Nhan (L) and Hessen Minister of Science and Technology Eva Kuhne Hormann.

This is the first public university to be developed overseas by a German state and a nation, she said, adding that the university’s council is scheduled to meet on November 4 for a final decision on implementation of development plans.


Deputy PM Nhan expressed his hope that the German partner will choose the best suitable model and project management for the university soon.


He said the World Bank accepted a preferential loan for the university’s development.


The Vietnam-Germany University launched its first course in September 2008 in Ho Chi Minh City, focusing on engineering and natural sciences.


The same day, a ceremony was held at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi, to grant scholarships from the University Support Organisation (WUS) to 71 students in Hanoi and surrounding areas in the presence of Minister Eva Kuhne Hormann and the WUS President Kambiz Ghawami.


The scholarship recipients are among 165 academically excellent university students nationwide who registered outstanding achievements in their study during the 2009-2010 academic year.


Similar ceremonies will be held in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, central Da Nang city and Ho Chi Minh City in early next year.


Through WUS, Hessen’s Ministry of Science and Technology has granted scholarships to Vietnamese students over the past 15 years. Last school year, it provided 150 scholarships.


Under an agreement between the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and the Hessen Ministry of Science and Technology signed in September 2007, the German state welcomes 85 Vietnamese students to study at PhD level each year from 2008-2020.

Source: SGGP

Special ballet concert to be held in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:58 am

Dancers and musicians of the Vietnam National Opera & Ballet Theater and Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) will be onstage in a special ballet concert at the Hanoi Opera House on August 20-21.

                Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji

The event will be opened with the symphony suite Nhung ky niem que huong (Memories of the homeland) composed by the reputed musician Hoang Duong and performed by VNSO’s artists.
Highlights of the show are ballets including the “Firebird” and “The soul and desire” which Igor Stravinsky and Yasushi Akutagawa composed the music.

They will be choreographed by Swedish and Vietnamese choreographers Lars Anderstam and People’s Artist Pham Anh Phuong and danced by international and domestic award winners, such as Cao Chi Thanh and Cao Duc Toan.

The show will also present to music and dancing lovers famous classical works performed by well known artists under baton of Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji, VNSO’s artistic director.


 

Source: SGGP

Special ballet concert to be held in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 11:22 am

Dancers and musicians of the Vietnam National Opera & Ballet Theater and Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) will be onstage in a special ballet concert at the Hanoi Opera House on August 20-21.

                Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji

The event will be opened with the symphony suite Nhung ky niem que huong (Memories of the homeland) composed by the reputed musician Hoang Duong and performed by VNSO’s artists.
Highlights of the show are ballets including the “Firebird” and “The soul and desire” which Igor Stravinsky and Yasushi Akutagawa composed the music.

They will be choreographed by Swedish and Vietnamese choreographers Lars Anderstam and People’s Artist Pham Anh Phuong and danced by international and domestic award winners, such as Cao Chi Thanh and Cao Duc Toan.

The show will also present to music and dancing lovers famous classical works performed by well known artists under baton of Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji, VNSO’s artistic director.


 

Source: SGGP

Family artist members shine in special cai luong show

In Uncategorized on July 22, 2010 at 11:19 am

Cai luong’s lovers will have chance to enjoy a special program of the Southern traditional music performed by five generations of famous actors and actresses of the Minh To troupe.

Cai luong veteran actress Bach Le (L) and People’s Artist Thanh Tong. (Photo: Sggp)

The program titled, “Gin vang giu ngoc” (Keeping valuable treasure of traditional music), introduces two well-known cai luong classical plays to audiences: Cau tho yen ngua and Dieu Tam Xuan bao phu cuu (Dieu Tam Xuan takes a revenge of her husband) or Tram Trinh An (Beheading military general Trinh An).


Onstage, veteran couples Thanh Bach and Bach Le, Dien Thanh and Bach Luu, People’s Artist Thanh Tong, Truong Son, Thanh Loan, Bach Long, dramatic actor Thanh Loc and young actresses Tu Suong, Trinh Trinh and Que Tran will perform.


The Minh To troupe is regarded as a cai luong family with many talents, who always have done their best to restore and preserve the family tradition.


Director Vu Minh, who has a great love for cai luong, persuaded the Minh To Troupe to organize a special program to commemorate the traditional career of their family. Thanh Bach and Bach Le from France and Dien Thanh and Bach Luu from Australia were planning to visit their mother, the artist Huynh Mai, in Ho Chi Minh City, making the show possible. 


It is also a chance for family members to gather onstage.


The cai luong show will take place at Ben Thanh Theater in Ho Chi Minh City from July 23 to 25 and 30 to 31.

Source: SGGP

US resumes ties with Indonesian special forces: Pentagon

In Uncategorized on July 22, 2010 at 11:17 am

JAKARTA, July 22, 2010 (AFP) – The United States said Thursday it would resume ties with Indonesian special forces after a 12-year hiatus, as part of efforts by Washington to reach out to the world’s largest Muslim nation.


The announcement, made during a visit by US Defence Secretary Robert Gates to Indonesia, comes as Washington seeks to resume training for the Kopassus unit as part of growing anti-insurgency and intelligence cooperation.

Secretary of Defence Robert Gates (L) greets South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak (R) at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on July 21, 2010. AFP

“We will begin a gradual, measured process of working with Kopassus,” a senior US defence official said, referring to the elite Indonesian military unit with which Washington suspended ties in 1998.


The decision was made “in light of the progress that Indonesia and its military… has made in terms of reform and professionalisation since the fall of Suharto as well as recent pledges of reform,” he said.


The move is controversial as the Kopassus unit has been implicated in human rights abuses, including in East Timor, and some figures in the US Congress have opposed embracing the force before it has accounted for its past.


The United States broke off ties with the Kopassus under a law banning cooperation with foreign troops implicated in rights abuses.


The Indonesian special forces are accused of committing abuses in East Timor and Aceh under then dictator Suharto in the 1990s.


The senior US defence official played down fears that senior figures in the special forces had been implicated in past rights violations.


“Individuals who had been convicted in the past for human rights violations have in the past several months been removed from Kopassus,” he said.


The administration of President Barack Obama, who spent part of his childhood in Indonesia, sees the country as an increasingly important player in East Asia and key ally in the Muslim world.


Gates, who arrived from a visit to Seoul, was due to meet President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Defence Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro later Thursday.


Ernie Bower, a Southeast Asia expert at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said the Obama administration needed to handle its relationship with the Indonesian military carefully.


“I think it’s the view of the Indonesian military that without the ability to engage and train Kopassus, the American engagement and normalisation of the military-to-military relationship would be incomplete,” he said.


“If you don’t have the relationship with the Indonesian military normalised, you can’t really participate and be the leading partner in this architecture,” he added. “Gates needs to get it right with Indonesia.”


However, the Pentagon needs to find an acceptable compromise to seal the deal without encountering too many objections in Washington.


“We’ve been working for some time both within the US government and with the government of Indonesia to try to figure out how and under what conditions we can pursue reengagement with Kopassus,” said one senior US defense official.


He noted improvements made by Jakarta since the end of the Suharto regime.


However, leading voices in Washington such as Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy as well as human rights groups have opposed a normalisation of military ties until Kopassus commanders have faced justice for past rights violations.


“Before resuming military cooperation with the Kopassus, Robert Gates must make sure that there’s no senior military officers implicated in the past abuse who hold a structural position in the military,” said activist Usman Hamid.


Hamid, a prominent rights activist from the Indonesian Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras), said any troops involved in abuses had to face trial.


“Those implicated in the rights violations should be removed from the Indonesian military and… should be tried in a public court or a special human rights crime court.”

d
Source: SGGP

Special candidates register to test at VNU-HCMC

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Some 58 special examinees will participate in the university entrance examinations into the Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City.

Hue students and lecturers design a website about street maps to help examinees to find lodgings, test facilities and public places

They are 51 foreign students and seven blind persons, an increase of four candidates compared to last year. The 51 foreigners will have their Vietnamese language skills tested.


If they fail, they will not have opportunity to take any further tests and will have the opportunity to try again next year.


Of seven sightless high school graduates, six registered to take Option C (literature, history and geography) and one choose Option A (math, chemistry and physics).


These special examinees will test in a separate room equipped with Braille.  Afterwards, the examination organizing board will hire Braille experts to interpret the results.


Examination organizing boards of Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Nong Lam University (University of Agricultural Engineering), Pedagogy University provided training to supervisors on test-taking tricks used by candidates in the past. Organizers reminded overseers, many of whom are senior university students, about the regulations pertaining to their duties.


To help students in the coming tests, Phuong Trang Coach Company promised to reduce test costs by 50 percent for examinees and to provide free tickets for those who come from disadvantaged families, pending confirmation by local government documents.


Hue University said it has launched online maps with detailed street maps on the website: http://tiepsucmuathi.agreenet.vn/. The website designed by IT lecturers and students aims to help newcomers to Hue City to find lodging, test facilities and public places like ATM machines, internet shops, supermarkets and bookstores.


Volunteers of the program Giving Strength in the Exam Season continued their assignments at bus and train stations in the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho, the southern province of An Giang and the central province of Binh Dinh. They welcomed examinees with maps, transportation and helped examinees and their families obtain suitable lodging, even searching out cheap rented houses for those on tight budgets.

Source: SGGP