Berry wins stage of Mekong Delta event

VietNamNet Bridge – Nam Tra My District in Quang Nam Province will host the first monthly Ngoc Linh ginseng market from September 29 to October 1. Promising root: Ngoc Linh ginseng harvested at a mountain farm in Nam Tra My District.  The chairman of the district people’s committee, Ho Quang Buu, told Viet Nam News the market in the south central province would provide a meeting point for tourists, investors, traders and local growers of Panax vietnamensis, better known as Vietnamese ginseng. He said the market, to be held every month between the 10th and 12th, would help boost the sale of local medical herbs, farm produce and forestry products, as well as improve the living standard of ethnic groups in the mountainous district. “We will allocate the culture and sport centre in the district to display farm produce, ginseng and herbs at 20 pavilions. Villagers will bring their products to introduce and sell at the market under strict control of quality and brand,” Buu said. Ngoc Linh ginseng, grown both in Nam Tra My District in Quang Nam and Kon Tum Province in the Central Highlands, has been designated a national brand. Earlier this year, the district introduced the first ever Ngoc Linh ginseng and medical herbs centre in Tra Mai Commune as a major source of seed and saplings. The district plans to develop 15,000ha of ginseng farm in seven mountain communes by 2030. According to district authorities, more than 42,000ha of primary forests have been well preserved…... [read more]

With a strong passion for mobility, discovery and experience, modern people can go anywhere at any time. In summer, they prefer going to the sea. In winter, upland tours are well-liked. Vietnam expects to see a 15 per cent growth in upland tours this year. Mr Nguyen Ngoc Thien, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, noted that “The top task of the tourism industry in the second half of this year is to exert all the strengths to achieve the growth of least 30 per cent and this cannot be a better time for the Vietnamese tourism industry to take wings to fly.” Therefore, in addition to maintaining the charisma of central and southern coastal tourist attractions, it is also very important to boost the competitiveness of northern upland tours during the autumn-winter season to achieve this growth target. Diversified upland tours woo visitors National Day holidays will start the autumn-winter tourism season. Many have planned their travel for their families, with a majority opting out for short-day tours because they have 2-3 days off for this public holiday. In addition, there are many traditional festivals during this autumn - winter tourism season such as Mid-Autumn Full Moon Festival, Halloween, Christmas and New Year with many stimulus programmes. As a result, these tours catch the fancy of foreign travellers. Weather is very good during this season and tourists can have perfect conditions to explore, experience and contemplate the scenic landscape. To…... [read more]

Oanh lost 143-144 to Sri Ranti of Indonesia in the final of the women’s individual three-string bow category. It was the first time Oanh took part in the region’s largest sporting event and is relatively inexperienced internationally. “I regretted that I made an error in the first shot because of psychological pressure. Although I tried my best I couldn’t take gold. However, I am very happy as it is my first medal in the Games. I want to give it my parents,” said Oanh. Oanh said if she won gold it would be a special gift for her on the occasion of her birthday. “I was determined to win gold in Malaysia to celebrate my 20th birthday on August 21. But in sport, anything can happen. I still have two more events so I will make every effort to gain the best result,” Oanh added. Earlier, the southern province of Tra Vinh-born player Oanh beat Su Su Hlaing of Myanmar 139-134 in the qualifying round. She defeated Aung Ngeain of Myanmar 144-141 in the quarter-finals and then Fatin Nurfatehah Mat Salleh of the hosts 145-142 in the semi-finals. Also in this division, Fatin of Malaysia won the bronze medal after crushing Dellie Threesyadinda of Indonesia. The 26-year-old Fatin won three gold medals in the previous Games in Singapore two years ago. “Oanh is very young but her skills are very good. Her result in the semi-finals is equivalent to the result of…... [read more]

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo will be suspended for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup, second leg against Barcelona on Wednesday (Aug 16) evening after his appeal against a five-game ban was dismissed. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (right) gestures after receiving a red card by referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea during the first leg of the Spanish Supercup football match against Barcelona on Aug 13, 2017. (Josep LAGO/AFP) The Spanish football federation's (RFEF) appeals committee "dismissed the appeal presented by Real Madrid", the RFEF said in a statement on Wednesday. Ronaldo will also be absent when Madrid begin their defence of La Liga on Sunday at Deportivo la Coruna as well as home games against Valencia and Levante and a trip to Real Sociedad. The World Player of the Year was controversially sent off in Madrid's 3-1 first-leg win on Sunday for a second yellow card when referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea adjudged he had dived trying to win a penalty eight minutes from time. After being shown the 10th red card of his career, Ronaldo then lightly pushed the referee. On Monday, the RFEF issued Ronaldo with an automatic one-game ban for the red card plus an extra four-match suspension for the push. Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane expressed his anger at what he believes is an excessive punishment. "When you look at everything that happened, to think Cristiano won't play…... [read more]

A 681-strong Vietnamese delegation to the Southeast Asia Games 29 (SEA Games 29) took part in a flag-hoisting ceremony held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 16. Vietnamese flag flies at a flag-hoisting ceremony for SEA Games 29 held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 16 The ceremony officially marks the presence of Vietnamese competitors at the region’s largest sport events. More than 470 Vietnamese athletes are ready to compete in 32 out of 38 sports events, including four paid games of bowling, hockey, cricket and synchronised swimming. According to Deputy Director of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training Tran Duc Phan, who is head of Vietnam’s SEA Games delegation, the Vietnamese athletes will strive to pocket 49-59 gold medals to rank in the top group at the biennial event. Earlier, Vietnam targeted a goal of at least 65 golds and then adjusted it as Malaysia, the host country, decided to remove events of Vietnam’s strength like wrestling, rowing, canoeing, women’s boxing, women’s fencing and women’s weightlifting. The delegation will also make utmost efforts to effectively perform the role as a goodwill ambassador of Vietnam to the people of Southeast Asian countries, Phan added. In the previous Games in Singapore, Vietnam stood third, with 73 golds, 53 silvers and 60 bronzes. The 29th SEA Games will see the participation of 4,888 athletes from the ten ASEAN member countries. VNA... [read more]

 The expo will be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7 from September 7-9, according the organization board at the press conference in the city on August 15. Journalists come from Thailand, Taiwan (China), Hong Kong (China), Germany, India, New Zealand, Netherland and others. To date, more than 26 countries and territories worldwide featuring 262 display booths, such as Australia, China, Germany, India, Brazil, Indonesia and more have registered to participate in the event. The expo is expected to attract ten thousands of domestic and foreign visitors. The event is an opportunity for travel agents, hotels and representatives from tourism promotion agencies to publicize their brands and offer tourist products to local and international travelers. It also aims to promote potentials, key tourism products and strengthen cooperation among countries in the Mekong River region. The expo also includes many promotional programs, seminar of Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Exhibitions (MICE), seminar about introducing major tourism markets, Vietnam-Italia tourism discussion. Started in 2005, the ITE has become one of the leading travel events in Vietnam and the region with expanded scale and diversified activities, such as exhibition, meeting between Buyer and Seller and others, promotional programs The annual event is co-organized by the HCM City People’s Committee, the ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism. By THI HONG – Translated by Kim Khanh... [read more]

Vietnamese flag flies at a flag-hoisting ceremony for SEA Games 29 held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 16 (Photo: VNA) Kuala Lumpur (VNA) –A 681-strong Vietnamese delegation to the Southeast Asia Games 29 (SEA Games 29) took part in a flag-hoisting ceremony held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 16. The ceremony officially marks the presence of Vietnamese competitors at the region’s largest sport events. More than 470 Vietnamese athletes are ready to compete in 32 out of 38 sports events, including four paid games of bowling, hockey, cricket and synchronised swimming. According to Deputy Director of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training Tran Duc Phan, who is head of Vietnam’s SEA Games delegation, the Vietnamese athletes will strive to pocket 49-59 gold medals to rank in the top group at the biennial event. Earlier, Vietnam targeted a goal of at least 65 golds and then adjusted it as Malaysia, the host country, decided to remove events of Vietnam’s strength like wrestling, rowing, canoeing, women’s boxing, women’s fencing and women’s weightlifting. The delegation will also make utmost efforts to effectively perform the role as a goodwill ambassador of Vietnam to the people of Southeast Asian countries, Phan added. In the previous Games in Singapore, Vietnam stood third, with 73 golds, 53 silvers and 60 bronzes. The 29th SEA Games will see the participation of 4,888 athletes from the ten ASEAN member countries.-VNA... [read more]

Female students play rugby (Photo: ChildFund Vietnam) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s disadvantaged children will be provided with soft skills like communication, leadership, support, and settlement of negative pressure and contradiction through the “Pass It Back” programme, which uses rugby to build resilience among young people. The programme is developed by the ChildFund Australia, a non-profit organisation working for poverty alleviation for children in developing countries, as heard a press conference in Hanoi on August 15. Under the “Pass It Back” curriculum, children and young people with little or no access to organised sports will be equipped to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change and pass it back to their communities. According to Deborah Leaver, Country Director of ChildFund Vietnam, the sport brings a new approach to promote gender equality as there is no rule about gender of the players. Thus, the programme will help boys and girls have equal opportunities to develop life skills. Bui Thi Tang, a rugby player in Kim Boi district of Hoa Binh province, said that: “Through activities in Pass It Back, I feel more confident to share my points and more responsible for tackling contradiction among the group’s members.” She said her team, with 6 players, would set off for the Asia Rugby Championship in Iceland on August 16. ChildFund’s Pass it Back programme was set up for children living in rural and remote villages of Laos and Vietnam, who face significant challenges in terms of poverty…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam is taking some of their best athletes to the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia this August, but it is little known that many have some interesting tales to tell. High hopes: Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien will shoulder the heaviest duty at the SEA Games. — File Photo At the Kuala Lumpur event, the men’s basketball team will be captained by 37-year-old Nguyen Manh Hung, who is a five-time SEA Games champion in taekwondo. Hung, who stands 1.80m tall, was trained to be a volleyball player at the age of 14 in Thanh Hoa Province. However, he shifted to practise taekwondo when the volleyball team disbanded because of a budget crunch three months later. He is well-known as the best athlete in the region in the above 80kg category. Hung found it hard to challenge a worthy rival who could beat him, leading to his triumph at the SEA Games five times in a row from 1999 to 2007. After retirement, Hung worked as a coach and became the head of Thanh Hoa’s Taekwondo Department. “When I was an athlete, coaches asked me to play basketball as a kind of exercise to strengthen my physique. However, the more I played it, the more I loved it,” said Hung, who trained in basketball regularly, apart from spending time on taekwondo, football, tennis and the catwalk as a model. He surprised everyone when he joined Saigon Heat to play professional basketball in 2014. After three years…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Tien Cuong is expected to win the country’s first gold medal in the men’s individual three-string bow (compound) event at the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia today. Straight shooter: Nguyen Tien Cuong will compete in the men’s individual three-string bow event at the SEA Games in Malaysia. — Photo vcmedia.vn At the Games, archery and eight other events including football, futsal, swimming and sepak takraw will kick off before the official opening ceremony on August 19. The remaining events will begin following the festivities. Cuong is considered the most experience member of the archery team, with 14 years of training and competition under his belt. He is world No 72 and is the highest ranked archer in Southeast Asia. Hanoian Cuong marked a milestone for Vietnamese archery by winning a gold medal at the 27th Games held in 2013 in Myanmar. The sport is usually dominated by Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Malaysia. The victory marked the first individual gold medal for Viet Nam. Two years ago, at the 28th Games held in Singapore, he came home with gold again. “I am not afraid of pressure at the Games. I will try my best to achieve the best result during the event,” said Cuong. Born in 1988, Cuong became familiar with the three-string bow in 2003 when Viet Nam began partaking in this sport. During the 19th, 20th and 22nd editions of the Games, the Vietnamese archers walked away without any awards, but at…... [read more]




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