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Vietnam wins two golds at ASEAN

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:13 am

Vietnamese singers Thu Minh and Kasim Hoang Vu won two gold medals and a prize of VND30 million (US$2,000) each in the folk music category at the ASEAN Golden Voice Festival 2011, which ended in Ho Chi Minh City on January 8.


Sri Nazrina Hj Johari of Brunei and Hershon from Indonesia won two gold medals in the pop music category.


H’Zina Bya of Vietnam and Netta Kusumah Dewi of Indonesia as well as Thu Minh and Kasim Hoang Vu were awarded four silver medals and a prize of VND20 million (US$1,000) each in  two categories  of traditional and contemporary folk music and pop music. In the same categories singers Fig (Brunei), Tung Lam (Vietnam), Plengpraphun Kingthong (Thailand) and Kyaw Zin Min (Myanmar) were awarded  four bronze medals and a prize of VND 10 million (US$500) each.


Related article:
City hosts ASEAN Golden Voice Festival 2011

Source: SGGP

Vietnam’s Hung wins HD Bank chess trophy

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:09 am




Vietnam’s Hung wins HD Bank chess trophy


QĐND – Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 21:34 (GMT+7)

Vietnam’s Nguyen Mai Hung claimed the top spot at the International Chess Tournament – HD Bank Cup which ended in HCM City on Jan. 9.


The 17-year-old grandmaster grabbed 4.5 points over the nine rounds. By doing so, she equalled the scores of three other rivals but ended up taking the title because of her better sub-index.


Hung, from Bac Giang province, had previously won a gold medal at the National Sports Games which helped her to become Vietnam’s No 1 master.


She needs just one standard to become Vietnam’s fifth – and youngest ever– International Female Grandmaster and is expected to earn this at a training course in Hungary this summer.


It was a great tournament for Vietnam’s women with Hung’s teammates Pham Le Thao Nguyen and Nguyen Thanh An coming second and third at the HD Bank Cup.


On the men’s side, the No 1 seed Le Quang Liem of Vietnam had a disappointing event, earning fourth place overall with 6.5 points, half a point less than event champion Yu Yangyi of China.


Chinese Wen Yang and Filipino Gomez John Paul were the two runners-up on the men’s side of the draw. Liem said he wasn’t too worried about his performance here.


“In general, I had a fairly good tourney although I wasted several chances to improve my position. But this is normal in chess. I do not have to worry about my performance here because results at this tournament don’t influence my Elo rating,” said Liem who ranks 79th in the world.


“In 2011 my target is to reach the rating of 2,700, which is the level for a super International Grandmaster (IGM),” added Liem whose present Elo rating is 2,664.


Other male Vietnamese players failed to make top three. IGM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, the former world U10 champion was at fifth. While Nguyen Anh Dung and Dao Thien Hai suffered losses in early round.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Viettel wins investment license in Mozambique

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:07 am




Viettel wins investment license in Mozambique


QĐND – Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 21:36 (GMT+7)


PANO – Movitel, a joint venture between the Vietnamese Military Telecommunication Group (Viettel) and Mozambique’s SPI Invespar Company, has received an investment license in the African country, according to Viettel Group.

After receiving the license, Viettel sent a delegation to Mozambique to carry out large projects. Movitel plans to invest nearly 400 million USD to build its infrastructure with 4,500 2G base transceiver stations and 1,200 3G base transceiver stations to meet the demand for local people in all areas of the country.


Movitel plans will introduce many communication services with cheap prices in Mozambique. The company targets to be one of the largest telecom firms in the market after one year operation.


Mozambique is the fourth foreign country in which Viettel has invested, after Cambodia, Laos and Haiti.


Translated by Duy Minh


Source: QDND

Malaysia wins their first ASEAN Cup

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:14 am




Malaysia wins their first ASEAN Cup


QĐND – Thursday, December 30, 2010, 20:37 (GMT+7)

Malaysia beat Indonesia 4-2 on aggregate to win the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup for the first time in the country’s history on Dec. 29 in Jakarta, Indonesia.


A loss of 1-2 to the hosts in the final’s second leg match could not stop Malaysia from opening a new chapter in the history of the regional football tournament which up until now had been dominated by three-time winners Thailand and Singapore.


Mohd Safee Sali opened the scoring for Malaysia nine minutes after the break. Until then Indonesia had made things difficult for their opponents, attacking aggressively with a view to levelling the three-goal deficit they faced after the first leg match.


The talented player who scored twice in the semi-final against Vietnam got his goal after he received a long-range pass and shot truly into the net.


The goal made him the top striker of the tournament with five goals to his name.

Indonesia, with their President watching on, found their equaliser in the 71st minute when defender Mohammad Nasuha scored from near the edge of the box.


His team doubled their tally 17 minutes later when Muhammad Ridwan scored his third goal at the tournament. His strong shot deflected off a Malaysian player before entering the net.


Malaysia is surprise winner of the tournament. At the previous championship two years ago they were ousted in the qualifying round.


This time they were placed in the ‘group of death’ together with Thailand and Indonesia and after their humiliating 1-5 loss to hosts Indonesia in the group stage, no one gave them a chance.


The team, which only made it through to the knockout stage after Thailand, the most powerful team in Southeast Asia, was eliminated from the championship.


However, after that they had a complete reversal of form. First there was a great 2-0 victory over defending champion Vietnam in the semi-final and then a 3-0 victory over Indonesia in the final’s first leg on Dec. 26.


It has been be a very successful year for Malaysia with two important titles going to them in the last twelve months. Last December Malaysia defeated Vietnam 1-0 to claim the Southeast Asian Games Cup.


The Dec. 29 match did not help Indonesia’s coach Alfred Riedl shake off his ‘Mr Silver’ moniker. Once again, he pocketed a silver medal, just as he has done on every single occasion he has taken a team to a tournament final. The previous occasions were when he worked with Vietnam several years back.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Vietnam wins World Pencak Silat Championship

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:27 am




Vietnam wins World Pencak Silat Championship


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

Vietnam took the first place at the 14 th World Pencak Silat Championships (WPSC), which closed on Dec. 19 after six days of competition in Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta.


The Vietnamese team defended its championship title with eight gold medals, especially one gold gained from the seni event, which is the strength of host Indonesia.


The WPSC, opened on Dec. 12, drew the participation of 425 athletes from 32 countries worldwide.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

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

Vietnam wins more medals at Asian Para Games

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2010 at 8:27 am




Vietnam wins more medals at Asian Para Games


QĐND – Saturday, December 18, 2010, 22:18 (GMT+7)

Le Duc Hung and Dao Van Cuong won a silver medal and a bronze medal at the athletic event of the 2010 Asian Para Games in China on December 17.


In the final round of men’s 400m running event for disabled athletes, Le Duc Hung finished as second and Dao Van Cuong as third. Jorchuy Kitsana from Thailand won gold in the event. 


As of December 18, Vietnam team has won 16 medals, of which are 3 gold, 4 silver and 9 bronze and comes 11th in the medal list. 


China comes first with 376 medals (175 gold), followed by Japan (29 gold) and the Republic of Korea (26 gold).


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Book on Pagodas wins golds at Vietnam Book Awards

In Uncategorized on December 18, 2010 at 9:27 am

The Vietnam Publishers Association awarded the book on Chua Vietnam (Vietnamese Pagodas) two gold prizes at the Vietnam Book Awards on December 15 for its excellence in printing and subject matter.

The book is written by three renowned scholars Ha Van Tan, Nguyen Van Ku and Pham Ngoc Long.  According to archaeologist Nguyen Viet, from the Centre for Southeast Asian Prehistory, this book is one of the few archaeological publications to have been reprinted many times.


The present reprint of the book provides a close glimpse of the country’s most exotic and remote pagodas and is more expansive in its scope than the previous editions.


First printed in 1993 in both Vietnamese and English the book now contains detailed information on 118 pagodas in 61 cities and provinces throughout Vietnam besides listing 730 pagodas now recognised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as heritage sites. The present edition of this book is only available in Vietnam.


The organization also awarded gold prizes to six other authors and to three well-printed books. The annual awards ceremony will be held in Hanoi on December 19.

Source: SGGP

Ethnic minority contestant wins HCMC Television music contest

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:57 am

H’Zina Bya from the central highland province of Dak Lak won the first prize of  the Ho Chi Minh City Television annual singing contest entitled “TV Singing Star” ended at Hoa Binh Theater on December 1.

Doan Phuong Thao (L), H’Zina Bya and Do Xuan Son (R).

The singer received 44.29 % of the support of voters. She also got the title “Best ethnic minority contestant”.

The second and third places went to Do Xuan Son of the northern city of Hai Phong and Doan Phuong Thao from the central city of Da Nang.

Son took home two awards including “Best voice in song honoring Thang Long –Hanoi” and “Best performing style”. Meanwhile Thao was awarded the “Best voice in revolutionary traditional song” title.

Tran Thi To Ny won “Youngest contestant” and “Best voice in folk song” awards.

The “Best voice in song praising Ho Chi Minh City” belonged to Pham Trung Kien.

The organization board also gave four fourth prizes and five Encouragement Awards.


Related article:
City TV music contest becomes “strong brand”

Source: SGGP

Book on Pagodas wins Gold at Vietnam Book Awards

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:51 am

The Vietnam Publishers Association awarded the book on Chua Vietnam (Vietnamese Pagodas) two gold prizes at the Vietnam Book Awards on December 15 for its excellence in printing and subject matter.

The book is written by three renowned scholars Ha Van Tan, Nguyen Van Ku and Pham Ngoc Long.  According to archaeologist Nguyen Viet, from the Centre for Southeast Asian Prehistory, this book is one of the few archaeological publications to have been reprinted many times.


The present reprint of the book provides a close glimpse of the country’s most exotic and remote pagodas and is more expansive in its scope than the previous editions.


First printed in 1993 in both Vietnamese and English the book now contains detailed pictorial information on 118 pagodas in 61 cities and provinces throughout Vietnam besides listing 730 pagodas now recognised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as heritage sites. The present edition of this book is only available in Vietnam.


The organization also awarded gold prizes to six other authors and to three well-printed books. The annual awards ceremony will be held in Hanoi on December 19.

Source: SGGP