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Vietnamese cultural space opens in Cuba

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

A Vietnamese Cultural Space was inaugurated in Havana’s Asian House on December 2 on the 50 th anniversary of Vietnamese-Cuban diplomatic ties.

                    Dong Son bronze drum

Present at the opening ceremony were members of the Communist Party of Cuba’s Central Committee, including the Director of Havana’s Historical Office Eusebio Leal, President of the Cuba-Vietnam Friendship Association Yolanda Ferrer, the former Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Raul Valdes Vivo and former Deputy Foreign Minister Hector Rodriiguez Llompart, who on behalf of the Cuban Government signed the agreement to establish diplomatic ties with Vietnam.


Several ASEAN ambassadors in Havana also attended the event.


The Vietnam Cultural Space has hundreds of farming tools, weapons, pottery, fine arts and handicraft products, ethnic costumes and pictures featuring the different cultures in regions across Vietnam on display.


At the heart of the display are two sculptures of President Fidel Castro and Ho Chi Minh, made from stone by Vietnamese craftsmen.


On addressing the event, Vietnam’s Ambassador to Cuba Vu Chi Cong recalled the 50 years of bilateral relations and expressed his thanks to the Cuban Party, State, Government and people for their valuable support to Vietnam during its wars of resistance as well as in its present national drive for construction.


He said he hoped that future generations would maintain and develop the special friendship between the two countries, adding that a Dong Son bronze drum exhibited there was the first to be displayed in Latin America.


The Vietnam Cultural Space is a gift from the Vietnamese Government to Cuba in accordance with an agreement signed at the 27 th session of the Inter-governmental Commission.

Source: SGGP

Danish artist joins Vietnamese group

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:53 am

Ngoc Dai and his group Dai Lam Linh will perform with Danish saxophonist Lotta Anker in a concert of contemporary music in Hanoi on Dec. 10.

                       Musician Ngoc Dai

The concert will also include singers Thanh Lam, Linh Dung, and Ha Linh, the Thai Ha ca tru (ceremonial singing) troupe, and a 12-member string band from the Vietnam Academy of Music.


The programme would aim to combine traditional and modern, Eastern and Western music, Dai said.


“The artists will perform as they tell stories in their own ways,” said Dai.


“For instance, the song “Regret” will be performed three times, experimentally by Linh Dung and Thanh Lam, in a pop style by Ha Linh, and in Lotta Anker’s version.


“I met Lotta last year and I like her very much,” he added. “She listens my music too and I wanted to collaborate with her.”


Anker arrived in Vietnam last week and has been rehearsing with Dai’s band and material.


Dai debuted his first symphony in 1979 before he had even graduated from the Vietnam National Academy of Music. He has written about 500 songs in various genres and released four CDs. His 2002 concert Solar Eclipse I was a shock to the Vietnam music scene and was recognised as a landmark of innovation and originality.


For this Dec. 10’s concert, the stage will be designed by artist Dang Huy Quyen in a black-and-white motif echoing the yin and yang.


The concert, funded by the Danish Culture Exchange and Development Foundation, will take place at the 8pm at the Kim Ma Theatre, 71 Kim Ma Street.

Source: SGGP

GE constructs US$1 million first training laboratory for Vietnamese students

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:38 am

GE inaugurated its first training laboratory at University of Technical Education (UTE) in Ho Chi Minh City on December 9 in response to a growing demand for the education of Vietnam students to the power industry.

Representatives of GE and university at the inauguration ceremony ( Photo:GE Courtesy)

The training center contributes to GE’s efforts in improving education opportunities for Vietnamese students. In addition the long established program ‘Scholar-Leader Scholarship’ as well as Vietnam – US Education Task Force were sponsored by GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the General Electric Company.

The new laboratory is a high-tech facility for students, which they will be trained on the most advanced and ‘up to date’ Electrical Distribution and Control Equipment.


The total investment of this training center is over US$1 million. It helps with the integration of electrical equipment and systems, used in power distribution. It also protects and controls residential, commercial and industrial applications.

The equipment was donated by several businesses of GE. It is estimated that the newly opened center will attract more than 100 students per day.


Mr. Luis Ramirez, – CEO & President of GE Industrial Solutions said, “We are very excited that GE could help Vietnam students. It was great to find the students eager to study and find out how our equipment is manufactured, assembled and operated. Our initiative of establishing a training center was based on their requests, which has now turned into reality.”

Attending this inauguration were: Luis Ramirez – CEO & President of GE Industrial Solutions, along with James Fisher – CEO & President of GE Industrial Solutions Asia Pacific, Stuart Thomson, Bobby Lubana – General Manager SEA, GE Industrial Solutions  and Nguyen Dinh Manh Chien – Country Manager, Indochina of GE industrial Solutions, Le Thanh An, the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Do Quoc Anh – Director General, Director of the Representative Agency of Ministry of Education & Training in the South and the faculty and the students of UTE.

Source: SGGP

Vietnamese Judo competes for Olympic London 2012

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:36 am




Vietnamese Judo competes for Olympic London 2012


QĐND – Saturday, December 11, 2010, 21:8 (GMT+7)

Two Vietnamese judo martial artists Van Ngoc Tu (under 48kg) and Nguyen Thi Lan (under 57kg) are participating the Olympic London 2012 qualifying round held in Japan from December 11-13.


Tu is now number 58 in the world group A but in the group B for the Asian region ranks second after a martial artist from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea with only 2 points less.


The International Judo Federation will select 20 martial artists from group A and one another from group B for the coming Olympic.


Based on her performance, Tu has a chance to top group B with 28 points gained from qualifying round in Mongolia before arriving to the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China in November.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Vietnamese students compete in 8 sport events at the AUG 15

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:35 am




Vietnamese students compete in 8 sport events at the AUG 15


QĐND – Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 21:7 (GMT+7)

PANO- A Vietnamese sports delegation, including 157 students, coaches, officials and referees, has left Hanoi to attend the 15th ASEAN University Games 2010 (AUG 15) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from December 15th to 23rd.


Vietnamese students will compete in 8 out of 17 events, including athletics, Pencak silat, football, swimming, table tennis, Teakwondo, Karatedo and volleyball.


In addition, during the games, there are also other activities between sports delegations from ASEAN countries, such as cultural exchanges and guided tours.


The Vietnamese delegation also brings to the Games many national traditional gifts, such as images of Long Bien Bridge and Khue Van Cac, to help regional friends learn more about Vietnam’s culture and people.

Translated by Van Hieu

Source: QDND

Vietnamese German artist’s exhibition Dipolar runs in HCMC

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2010 at 11:22 am

The art exhibition “Dipolar” sponsored by the German Consulate General in HCM City will run from December 3  to 15 at the Museum of Fine Arts at 97A Pho Duc Chinh, District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The flyer of the exhibition

The exhibition will show 30 latest lacquer works from 2005 to 2010 of  Vietnamese German artist Khai Doan.


Dipolar – means two poles, a technical term from physics – indicates the resistance in the things and phenomena of life. The pair of terms such as near and far, young and old, familiar and strange, abstract and concrete and such is extremes but still closely linked to each other and are reflected drastically in the whole works.


The discordant and antagonism created in the works bring different emotions to viewers.   Simple subjects of everyday life are chosen: images of cities, family photos, and some motives of Dong Ho traditional paintings such as : Rat’s wedding, picking coconut, carp watching the moon.


But the technique is quite different and may not be “upon the eye” of the majority to the imagination about lacquer painting. Viewers see less figures in Khai Doan’s paintings, the figurative elements sometimes come together, sometimes melt, or even disappear. This creates a secluded space named “ Khai Doan “ that changes, doubtful, but also full of positive. In all paintings the idea of DIPOLAR is always expressed obviously.


Traditional lacquer technique of Vietnam is used skillfully with Vietnamese lack, gold, silver and mother of pearl, highlighted the depth through multiple layers of paints and grinding.


During the exhibition, the artist and his team will accomplish a performance which is connecting the idea Dipolar with the high quality artistic lacquer ware techniques.  Viewers can observe the transformation of work through each grinding step and this work will be changing daily until the end of the exhibition on December 15.


Khai Doan, a Vietnamese-German artist, graduated of Fine Arts and Design in Germany. He is currently living and working in Ho Chi Minh City.  His first exhibition in Vietnam titled “Joint Venture” was held 2005 in Hanoi and HCM City.


Information can be found at the Website: www.ho-chi-minh-city.diplo.de and www.khaidoan.com

Source: SGGP

Four Vietnamese films to take part in APFF 2010

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2010 at 7:19 am

Four Vietnamese films including one feature, two documentaries and one cartoon will comptete in the 2010 Asia-Pacific Film Festival (APFF) to take place in Taiwan ( China ) from December 2 to 4.

A scene in the film Long Thanh Cam Gia Ca (The Fate of a Songstress in Thang Long).

The movies are Long Thanh Cam Gia Ca (The Fate of a Songstress in Thang Long) by Dao Ba Son, Nguoi Thap Lua (The Burner) by Nguyen Nhu Vu, Dao Ly Son (Ly Son Island) by Cong Thanh Duc and Chiec La (Leaf) by Hong Son.

This year’s 54th film fest attracts 18 countries and territories competing in 3 categories including featured film, documentary and short film.

Source: SGGP

Vietnamese athlete wins 100m bronze medal

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 6:22 am




Vietnamese athlete wins 100m bronze medal


QĐND – Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 20:52 (GMT+7)

Vu Thi Huong pulled off a season’s best performance in the women’s 100m sprint on Nov. 22, but it was not enough to satisfy Vietnam’s desire for their first gold medal at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou.


The queen of Southeast Asian sprinting finished third for a bronze medal in a time of 11.43sec.


Vietnam’s fastest woman improved as the competition went on, having run 11.56 in Noc. 21’s qualifier and 11.46 in Nov. 22’s semi-final. But it was not enough for her to top the podium as Japan’s Chisato Fukushima, the Asian champion, stole the limelight with a time of 11.33.


The 22-year-old beat defending champion Guzel Khubbieva of Uzbekistan by just one hundredth of a second in a photo finish.


“It [11.43] is not my personal best but it is my best for this season,” said Huong. “Winning a medal is a good result for me because I have put a lot of effort into it.”


Huong’s bronze could not make Vietnam ‘s managers smile but they took comfort in the fact that it was the country’s first track and field medal ever at the Asian Games.


Coach Nguyen Dinh Minh said he was satisfied with Huong’s performance. “She ran well today despite a slower start compared to her rivals,” said Minh.


Duong Duc Thuy, head of the Athletics Department, said the bronze was very important for Vietnamese athletics.


“It is great success and a big step for Vietnam as it’s our first bronze in such a major sport at an event where all the athletes aim for the highest target.”


There were high hopes for Vietnam ahead of the final, as Huong lined up alongside teammate Le Ngoc Phuong.


Phuong surpassed her coach’s expectations this year, by leading home her heat before qualifying for Nov. 22’s final with a personal best time of 11.65. The An Giang province-born athlete had not been expected to make it through the heats and was competing at the Games to get an experience of international competition.


However, Phuong failed to repeat her time in the final, finishing last in 11.76. Phuong will pair with Huong and two other athletes in the 4x100m relay today before she participates in the 200m tomorrow.


On the men’s side, only Nguyen Dinh Cuong of Vietnam competed on Nov. 22 in the 1,500m. Cuong, who dominated the Southeast Asian Games, could not repeat the feat at the higher continental level, and failed to qualify for the final.


The Ninh Binh province athlete will take part in the 800m on Nov. 24.


In other news, Vietnam’s girls defeated Myanmar 21-9, 23-21 in the sepak takraw’s regu event. They will next meet hosts China on Nov. 23.


It was Vietnam’s only win on Nov. 22. Earlier, Vietnam lost 199-226 to Japan in the men’s team archery. While Ngo Thi Chung and Nguyen Thi Tuyet Mai were sent home after their defeats in the women’s boxing. The fencers also suffered a loss of 22-45 to Japan in the women’s foil quarter-finals.


Vietnam ended the tenth day of competitions with 11 silver and 12 bronze medals, standing at 25th.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Overseas Vietnamese stars raise public awareness of traffic safety

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 6:20 am




Overseas Vietnamese stars raise public awareness of traffic safety


QĐND – Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 20:54 (GMT+7)

Movie star Kathy Uyen and Australian Idol Thanh Bui were chosen as Goodwill Ambassadors for the public awareness campaign launched by the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) in coordination with the HCM City Traffic Safety Committee.


For the first time, Vietnam has joined the event together with more than 100 other nations to remember road accident victims and share the suffering of the injured. The event also helps raise public awareness of road accident deaths and injuries in hopes preventing more road injuries and fatalities.


In 1993, the Road Peace initiated the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Accident Victims and on 27 October, 2005, the United Nations endorsed it as a global day to be observed on the third Sunday in November every year. This year’s event was celebrated on Sunday 21, November. 


Kathy Uyen and Thanh Bui will be involved in many activities including visiting road accident victims, meeting with government officials to come up with solutions to prevent road accidents, and raising public awareness of traffic safety via the mass media.


Source: VOV


           


Source: QDND

Vietnamese Talents 2010 honoured

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm