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Around 5,000 walk for the poor

In Uncategorized on November 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm

10,000 people to participate in a public walk

In Uncategorized on June 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm




10,000 people to participate in a public walk


QĐND – Thursday, June 10, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

PANO – A public walk in the run-up to the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Ha Noi is to be held at 6 a.m. on June 13th around Hoan Kiem Lake and streets in the city center by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in collaboration with local authorities and sponsors.


According to the organising board, some 10,000 people will take part in the walk. Organisers also said that they had invited foreign agencies, organisations and individuals in Hanoi to participate in the event.


According to local officials, the walk is aimed at promoting the grand celebration, raise funds and urge people to keep the city greener, cleaner, more civilised and beautiful.


Translated by Thu Nguyen


Source: QDND

Walk around Sword Lake for autism integration

In Uncategorized on March 31, 2010 at 2:15 pm




Walk around Sword Lake for autism integration


QĐND – Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 21:2 (GMT+7)

Hanoi Autistics’ Family Club and channel O2TV will join hands in holding a meeting and a walk with the aim of assisting autistics with community integration on April 11th in Hanoi.


More than 400 families of children with autism and volunteers together with well-known artist Duc Hai will participate in a parade around the Sword Lake with a slogan “Together support children with autism to integrate into the community”.


The parade will help raise awareness of autism and to call for more supports for autism-affected children.


Autism has been known in Vietnam for nearly a decade. There will be unprecedented consequence of autism, which is growing, if the community does not know exactly what autism is.


No conclusive reasons for or treatment to autism have been found to date.


However, it is understanding and sympathy that can help people with autism integrate into the community.


The sooner children with autism are identified and treated, the more hopes for an independent life and a stable job they will have.


Source: Vietnam+


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

City holds charity walk for blood donation

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 4:40 am

More than 5,000 students, Red Cross Society members and officials from FPT Company joined a fundraising walk to collect blood in Ho Chi Minh City on March 13.








The charity walk collects more than 700 units of safe blood

The event collect over 700 units of safe blood in the walk started in the April 30 Park and went through some streets in the heart of the city.


The organizer, HCMC Red Cross Society, hopes that to receive about 14,000 units of safe blood in the month of blood donation program from March 13 to April 13.


FPT officials and staff have registered to donate more than 1,000 units of safe blood.


 





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Thousands walk, run for kids’ charities

In Vietnam Society on November 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

More than 5,000 people took part in a walk to raise funds for disadvantaged children in Ho Chi Minh City on November 22.








Singaporean actor Edmund Chen (2nd L) and the 2nd runner-up of Miss Universe Vietnam 2008 Duong Truong Thien Ly (red C) join the walk in Ho Chi Minh City.
The walk, organized by the Vietnam and Singapore Red Cross, collected more than VND2.5 billion (over US$100,000).

Actor Edmund Chen, a goodwill ambassador of the Singapore Red Cross, and Duong Truong Thien Ly, second runner-up of Miss Universe Vietnam 2008, took part.

On the same day, the Embassy of Canada, Vietnam-Canada Friendship Association, and Hanoi’s Union of Friendship Associations organized a run to raise funds for poor children with fatal diseases.

The run raised more than VND1 billion ($50,000) which will be donated to the Hanoi Heart Hospital, Central Children Hospital and Vietnam Heart Rhythm Fund.

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Over 16,000 people walk in support of Vietnamese products

In Social life on October 13, 2009 at 3:03 am




Over 16,000 people walk in support of Vietnamese products


QĐND – Sunday, October 11, 2009, 20:34 (GMT+7)

More than 16,000 people took part in a walk with the theme “Vietnamese people give priority to Vietnamese products” on the morning of October 11th, in Ho Chi Minh City.


Participants include businessmen, public workers, students and ordinary people.


People gathered in front of Thong Nhat Hall and then walked along April 30th Park and the roads of Dong Khoi, Ton Duc Thang, Nguyen Hue, Le Loi and so on.


This was an activity, held by the local Business Association, Sai Gon Businessmen Newspaper, the District No1 Sport Center and Businessmen Uniting Company, to echo a recent movement launched by the Politburo that encourages Vietnamese to use Vietnamese products against the backdrop of economic recession.  


The organising board also launched a support program for victims of the recent storm that will last until October 20th. More than VND 1 billion was raised on the morning.


Source: TT


Translated by Thu Nguyen       


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Over 16,000 people walk in support of Vietnamese products

In Social life on October 11, 2009 at 1:43 pm




Over 16,000 people walk in support of Vietnamese products


QĐND – Sunday, October 11, 2009, 20:34 (GMT+7)

More than 16,000 people took part in a walk with the theme “Vietnamese people give priority to Vietnamese products” on the morning of October 11th, in Ho Chi Minh City.


Participants include businessmen, public workers, students and ordinary people.


People gathered in front of Thong Nhat Hall and then walked along April 30th Park and the roads of Dong Khoi, Ton Duc Thang, Nguyen Hue, Le Loi and so on.


This was an activity, held by the local Business Association, Sai Gon Businessmen Newspaper, the District No1 Sport Center and Businessmen Uniting Company, to echo a recent movement launched by the Politburo that encourages Vietnamese to use Vietnamese products against the backdrop of economic recession.  


The organising board also launched a support program for victims of the recent storm that will last until October 20th. More than VND 1 billion was raised on the morning.


Source: TT


Translated by Thu Nguyen       


Source: QDND

Iraq shoe-thrower to walk free after nine months in jail

In World on September 15, 2009 at 5:14 pm

BAGHDAD, Sept 15, 2009 (AFP) – Muntazer al-Zaidi, the television reporter jailed for throwing his shoes at former US president George W. Bush, is finally expected to become a free man on Tuesday, ending a nine-month stint in prison.


Zaidi has been behind bars ever since he shouted “it is the farewell kiss, you dog,” at Bush on December 14 last year, seconds before hurling his size-10s at the man who ordered Iraq be invaded and occupied six and a half years ago.








Umm Wafaa, the sister of Muntazer al-Zaidi, wipes away her tears following an announcement that her brother’s imminent release will be delayed on Sep. 14, 2009 (AFP photo)

The 30-year-old reporter was due to have been released on Monday but his brothers and sisters were left in tears when legal red tape delayed his homecoming, with many friends and well-wishers also left disappointed.


“We expect him to be released in the next few hours,” Durgham al-Zaidi, one of the reporter’s brothers, told AFP on Tuesday.


Although Zaidi’s prison time has expired, Iraqi inmates often see their liberty held-up for several extra days to allow the necessary prison release documents to be signed and approved.


The reporter was initially sentenced to three years for assaulting a foreign head of state but had his jail time reduced to one year on appeal. His sentence was cut further on account of good behaviour.


Zaidi’s family were waiting at home on Tuesday for word from the reporter’s lawyer that the necessary paperwork had been completed, allowing him to be freed.


Although Bush, who successfully ducked to avoid the speeding footwear, laughed off the attack, the incident caused massive embarrassment, to both him and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.


The leaders had been speaking at a joint press conference in Baghdad on what was Bush’s farewell visit to Iraq prior to being succeeded in office by then president-elect Barack Obama.


When released, Zaidi faces the prospect of a very different life from his previous existence as a journalist for Al-Baghdadia television, a small, privately-owned Cairo-based station, which continued to pay his salary in jail.


Zaidi’s boss has promised the previously little-known reporter a new home as a reward for loyalty and the publicity that his actions, broadcast live across the world, generated for the station.


But there is talk of plum job offers from bigger Arab networks, lavish gifts such as sports cars from businessmen, guaranteed celebrity status, and reports that Arab women from Baghdad to the Gaza Strip want his hand in marriage.


Zaidi, who hails from Iraq’s Shiite majority, was kidnapped in Baghdad and held by unknown captors for three days in 2007 and then detained for one day by US forces at the beginning of 2008, according to his brother.


Such experiences, said friends at the time of his arrest, at least partly explained the vehemence of his actions against Bush.


Zaidi also told the judge at his trial that he had been beaten up several times since being taken into custody last year.


The publicity that Zaidi garnered, however, means he is likely to be meet by both adulation and bemusement among his countrymen, who were divided by his shoe-throwing gesture, considered a grave insult in the Arab and Muslim world.


Zaidi’s actions also inspired a British student, Alex Tew, to create a “Sock and Awe” (www.sockandawe.com) shoe-throwing website, which says it has so far had almost 100 million hits in the face of ex-president Bush on the Internet.


Source: SGGP

Trans-Vietnam walk to protect children and the environment

In Uncategorized on September 23, 2008 at 3:58 pm

Hanoi (VNA) – A trans-Vietnam walk along coastal areas entitled “Walk for Children and Environment Protection” will commence on Oct. 1.

The walk is organised in response to a UN appeal towards “Building a World Fit for Children” and the Vietnamese President’s letter to the organising board of “Month of Action for Coastal Children 2007”.
At a press conference on Sept. 23, the organising board said the “trans-Vietnam walk along coastal areas programme” will begin in Nai cape in Kien Giang province on Oct.1 and will continue through 28 coastal localities nationwide, finishing in Ngoc cape in Quang Ninh province on Nov. 18.

Participants in the walk are from a wide range of backgrounds and include social activists, teachers, diplomats, students, journalists and children from coastal localities.

As part of the programme, meetings will be held calling for the protection of children and the environment. The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs will also announce the UN Secretary-General’s “Study on Violence against Children” summary report in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kien Giang province and Quang Ninh province.

Images and articles documenting the walk will be showcased in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City .

The “trans-Vietnam walk along coastal areas programme”, which is involved by the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Central Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union also aims to raise public awareness on the issues of protecting children and the environment.-