Vietnamese athletics expected to repeat 2015 SEA Games miracle in Malaysia

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam will send seven young golfers, of average age 18, to take part in the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia. Golfer Doan Xuan Khue Minh is the youngest player in the Viet Nam sport delegation at the upcoming SEA Games. — Photo golfplus.vn Four of them will compete in the games for the first time, including Doan Xuan Khue Minh, 14; Nguyen Hung Dung, 16; Hanako Kawasaki, 17; and Nguyen Phuong Toan, 18. They will compete alongside veterans Truong Chi Quan, 19, Do Le Gia Dat, 23, and Nguyen Thao My, 19. These young aces are expected to bring a breath of fresh air to the national team. Four of the young golfers represent the promising junior golf generation in Viet Nam. Dung and Toan have been trained in prestigious golf institutes in the United States (US). Minh is training at the Leadbetter Golf Academy in Ha Noi. Meanwhile, Hanako, who has both Vietnamese and Japanese antecedents, has not been practising in any academies, but she is the defending champion at the national women’s golf tournament and Viet Nam Junior Open. Earlier, Vietnamese sports authorities decided to select only golfers under 25 for the national team to compete in the games. Nguyen Quoc Hung, head of golf section in the National Sports Administration, explained: “In the recent years, most winners at the national tournaments were very young. They are trained well abroad. Selecting young golfers is a big investment for Viet Nam golf in…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – A hundred of Vietnamese singers, actors, MCs and models recorded a song together to cheer on the Viet Nam National Football Team at the region’s biggest sports event, the 29th SEA Games in Malaysia next week. Vietnamese artists act in the Nhung Ngoi Sao San Co (Football Stars) music video to cheer the national football team at the 29th SEA Games. Photo from DJ Wang Tran’s Facebook Page Nhung Ngoi Sao San Co (Football Stars) is a composition of songwriter and dan bau (a Vietnamese one-stringed zither) player Ha Chuong. It is produced and mixed by DJ Wang Tran. The song contains a message from Vietnamese fans encouraging all players to play well and bring home the gold medal. The work’s beat is a mixture of Latin rhythm and electronic dance music. It also has a few sections of dan bau played by Chuong. The song was sung by dozens of famous singers, such as Phuong Thanh, Thanh Thao and Nguyen Phi Hung, along with bands of MTV, Lip B and VMusic. MCs Thanh Bach and Quoc Binh and models Tien Dat and Duc Vinh also joined in the performance. “I believe the song will help our players relax and motivate them to win the champion at this year’s SEA Games,” said Wang Tran, who has been DJing for 15 years and won several international prizes. He launched his first world tour through 20 countries in May. The music video for the song was directed by Huynh…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – The third open mathematics festival was launched yesterday at the Ha Noi University of Technology by the Viet Nam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics. The third open mathematics festival was launched yesterday at the Ha Noi University of Technology by the Viet Nam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics. — Photo tuoitrethudo.vn The festival, which included a photo exhibition about mathematics application in daily life, seeks to create opportunities for students, teachers, parents and mathematicians from around the country to share their views and experiences related to mathematics. Festival organisers also hope it will inspire lovers of mathematics and help promote the development of this field in Viet Nam. In another development, the Ministry of Education and Training awarded scholarships of VND7.29 billion ($324,000) to 185 students from 12 universities and 297 high school students for excellence in mathematics. In addition, 85 math projects were awarded VND2.57 billion (US$114,200). Professor Tran Van Nhung, general secretary of the State Council for Professor Titles, said the award and scholarships would motivate teachers and students to continue striving for the country’s mathematics development. The awards event is a part of the national target programme on mathematics development in the period 2010-20, which was approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Mathematics projects receiving the award must have been published on international magazines and must include one lecturer in addition to students. Students awarded scholarships all had a grade of at least 9 in maths or had achievements in domestic…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese coach Nguyen Huu Thang said that the Viet Nam national football team was determined to win the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games title this year. Viet Nam U22 team seen during a training session to prepare for the SEA Games.  Thang made the statement during a press conference on Group B matches at the Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday. It is for the first time during the team’s campaign for the games that the coach has announced his team’s intention to go for the kill — the gold medal — at the men’s football event. “Viet Nam have trained for 10 days in South Korea to prepare for the tournament. Like any other team in the games, we have the belief and the determination to reach the highest podium. I hope that Viet Nam will bring its fans quality matches,” Thang said. Earlier, Thang said that Viet Nam were targeting to reach the final. Yesterday, Thang also announced the names of the 20 players who would take part in the SEA Games. The two goal keepers for the games are Bui Tien Dung of Thanh Hoa and Phi Minh Long of Ha Noi FC. In addition to them, Thang has convened six defenders, eight midfielders and four strikers, including Nguyen Cong Phuong of Hoang Anh Gia Lai, Ha Duc Chinh of Da Nang, Ho Tuan Tai of Song Lam Nghe An and Le Thanh Binh of Thanh Hoa. Viet Nam, a five-time silver medallist, have never won…... [read more]

The current technology era is creating both opportunities and challenges for businesses in the process of enhancing and managing resources, delegates told a seminar in HCM City on Friday. A panel discussion session on retaining talent in the technology era at a seminar themed “Agile talent – Disruptive technology for growth” held in HCM City on August 11.  When technology supports organisational operations, it consequently begins replacing people in organisation. As a result, the importance of human resources management will be the top priority in any business strategy for companies worldwide, they said. Not only does it help increase efficiency, simplify and automate processes, technology also helps to gather necessary data in assessment and analyses, from which better decisions are drawn. Therefore, the HR management is considered vital to a business, and technology helps support management talent and leadership development. But retaining talent in technology has become more challenging. Nguyen Thi Bich Van, chairwoman of Unilever Vietnam, said that with so many changes brought about by technology, such as the open opportunity for work and personal development in a flat world, businesses are facing many “difficulties” in retaining talent. Creating an attractive environment to make employees think that "going to work" is less stressful has become one of the main focuses that enterprises need to implement, she said. Van said when applying technology, businesses need to consider cultural factors. Derek Goldberg, managing director, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong at Aetna International, emphasized that many companies fall easily into technology “traps"…... [read more]

Illustrative photo (Photo: tuoitrethudo.vn)   Hanoi (VNA) - The third open mathematics festival was launched on August 13 at the Hanoi University of Technology by the Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics. The festival, which included a photo exhibition about mathematics application in daily life, seeks to create opportunities for students, teachers, parents and mathematicians from around the country to share their views and experiences related to mathematics. Festival organisers also hope it will inspire lovers of mathematics and help promote the development of this field in Vietnam. In another development, the Ministry of Education and Training awarded scholarships of 7.29 billion VND (324,000 USD) to 185 students from 12 universities and 297 high school students for excellence in mathematics. In addition, 85 math projects were awarded 2.57 billion VND (114,200 USD). Professor Tran Van Nhung, secretary general of the State Council for Professor Titles, said the award and scholarships would motivate teachers and students to continue striving for the country’s mathematics development. The awards event is a part of the national target programme on mathematics development in the period 2010-20, which was approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Mathematics projects receiving the award must have been published on international magazines and must include one lecturer in addition to students. Students awarded scholarships all had a grade of at least 9 in maths or had achievements in domestic and international contests for gifted students.-VNA ... [read more]

NDO – The Ha Thanh Xam singing (ballads sung by wandering blind musicians) troupe, particularly its member – musician and artist Nguyen Quang Long, has actively created new and effective ways to bring this traditional arts form closer to their audiences. The musician granted an interview with the Thoi Nay (Present day) publication of Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper to share information on their the upcoming activities. Q: What does the troupe plan to do in the near future? A: During this autumn, the troupe will perform two important events including a programme themed ‘Mother’s kindness’, on August 30 at Hong Ha Theatre, and a traditional musical programme entitled ‘The soul of Vietnamese villages’. The programme ‘Mother’s kindness’ was organised for the first time in 2016, with the aim of creating a warm traditional music space and honouring traditional values in modern life. This year’s event will be organised on a larger scale and the tickets for the show have already been sold. The programme ‘The soul of Vietnamese villages’ will introduce the special characteristics of the traditional culture in the northern delta region. The programme aims to serve visitors, therefore, artists will be mainly introducing imstrumental music. Q: Xam singing has been introduced at numerous spaces and programmes, from Dong Xuan market to abroad, from music lounges to concert halls and communal houses’ yards, as well as from TV programmes to video clips on the internet. In what form do you intend to release future works? A: A few…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a conference in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat, on August 14, to discuss the development of high-tech agriculture in Lam Dong province. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said that over the past three decades of renovation, Vietnam has become self-sufficient in terms of food production, with an annual export of US$30 billion, providing livelihoods for 10 million rural households and contributing nearly 22% of the gross domestic product and 23-35% of the total exports. However, the agricultural sector tends to grow slowly due to spontaneous and small-scale production, limited technological application in agro-forestry-fisheries, in addition to the impacts of climate change, environmental pollution and food hygiene. Participants hailed Lam Dong for its direction towards becoming a model of high-tech farming. A representative from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s General Department of Land Management highlighted the need to refine the regulations on the rights of land users and issue policies to encourage the rent of land use rights. According to the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), outstanding loans in the field has amounted to VND177.4 billion (US$7.71 million), but farmers currently lack information concerning domestic and foreign consumption markets. The SBV directed the commercial banks to offer more loans to the drive and pledged to give all possible support throughout the process. On the occasion, the MARD presented certificates recognising Da Lat Hasfarm and An Huu companies as…... [read more]

A panel discussion session on retaining talent in the technology era at a seminar themed “Agile talent – Disruptive technology for growth” held in HCM City on August 11. — VNS Photo The current technology era is creating both opportunities and challenges for businesses in the process of enhancing and managing resources, delegates told a seminar in HCM City on Friday. When technology supports organisational operations, it consequently begins replacing people in organisation. As a result, the importance of human resources management will be the top priority in any business strategy for companies worldwide, they said. Not only does it help increase efficiency, simplify and automate processes, technology also helps to gather necessary data in assessment and analyses, from which better decisions are drawn. Therefore, the HR management is considered vital to a business, and technology helps support management talent and leadership development. But retaining talent in technology has become more challenging. Nguyen Thi Bich Van, chairwoman of Unilever Vietnam, said that with so many changes brought about by technology, such as the open opportunity for work and personal development in a flat world, businesses are facing many “difficulties” in retaining talent. Creating an attractive environment to make employees think that "going to work" is less stressful has become one of the main focuses that enterprises need to implement, she said. Van said when applying technology, businesses need to consider cultural factors. Derek Goldberg, managing director, Southeast Asia and…... [read more]

Vietnamese artists act in the Nhung Ngoi Sao San Co (Football Stars) music video to cheer the national football team at the 29th SEA Games (Photo from DJ Wang Tran’s Facebook Page)     HCM City (VNA) - A hundred of Vietnamese singers, actors, MCs and models recorded a song together to cheer on Vietnam’s National Football Team at the region’s biggest sports event, the 29th SEA Games in Malaysia next week. Nhung Ngoi Sao San Co (Football Stars) is a composition of songwriter and dan bau (a Vietnamese one-stringed zither) player Ha Chuong. It is produced and mixed by DJ Wang Tran. The song contains a message from Vietnamese fans encouraging all players to play well and bring home the gold medal. The work’s beat is a mixture of Latin rhythm and electronic dance music. It also has a few sections of dan bau played by Chuong. The song was sung by dozens of famous singers, such as Phuong Thanh, Thanh Thao and Nguyen Phi Hung, along with bands of MTV, Lip B and VMusic. MCs Thanh Bach and Quoc Binh and models Tien Dat and Duc Vinh also joined in the performance. “I believe the song will help our players relax and motivate them to win the champion at this year’s SEA Games,” said Wang Tran, who has been DJing for 15 years and won several international prizes. He launched his first world tour through 20 countries in May. The music video for the song was…... [read more]




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