Vietnamese ‘wonder women’ thrive at SEA Games

A: Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of VOV 24/7’s Food delight. We’re … and …, and we’re very happy to be on the air with you. B: Hello A, Hello you guys. Hey, A. Vietnamese Women's Day, which is observed annually on October 20th, is an important occasion in the country. This special day is just around the corner, but sadly, I haven't made any big plans yet. Do you have any suggestions? A: Uhm. I’m thinking of treating my most wonderful women to a spectacular dinner overlooking the sparkling Hoan Kiem Lake by night. Sound great, hah. How about you? B: Me? Well. On such a special occasion, I just wanna to dress beautifully from top to toe and wait for a huge bunch of flowers from my hubby. And surely, he’ll be in charge of all the housework for 24 hours, I mean, it’ll be the day of smiles. A: Actually, there are lots of things to do to show your love to your special women on this day. And in today’s program, there will be no head chefs, no famous cooks as usual because we want to create an opportunity for amateur cooks to express their respect, appreciation, and love towards the most important women of their lives. B: Joining us on the show today is Nguyen Thi Huyen, a student at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology. She’ll be preparing homemade chocolate with cocoa powder, a special dessert for her lovely sis, who’s…... [read more]

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on August 2 for joining "Girls 2" – a new film directed by Hong Kong director Barbara Wong Chun Chun. Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson was born in 1966 in Brooklyn, New York City in the U.S. He is an American former professional boxer. He held the undisputed world heavyweight championship and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles. He was ranked No. 16 on The Ring's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time and No. 1 in the ESPN.com list of "The hardest hitters in heavyweight history. Tyson has taken acting roles in movies and television, most famously playing a fictionalized version of himself in the 2009 film The Hangover.The action-comedy movies "Girls 2” is produced by actor Tran Bao Son who will play the main role in the film.The movie is also participated by film stars from Hong Kong (China), Taiwan (China), actresses Janine Chang, Fiona Sit , Li Wen Han and Ivy Chen Wong Chun Chun has been an actor, writer and director of many film projects, including "Women's Private Parts", "The Runaway Pistol", "Truth or Dare: 6th Floor Rear Flat" and "Protégé de la Rose Noire", “Six Strong Guys”, “Escape From Hong Kong Islan, “Wonder Women” and among. She has also won a number of awards for "Breakup Club" and "Girls”. The movie will be filmed and is scheduled for release on Christmas Eve in…... [read more]

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and film stars from Hong Kong and Taiwan (China) will travel to Vietnam for joining "Girls 2" – a new film directed by Hong Kong director Barbara Wong Chun Chun. The action-comedy movies is produced by actor Tran Bao Son who will play the main role in the filmWong Chun Chun has been an actor, writer and director of many film projects, including "Women's Private Parts", "The Runaway Pistol", "Truth or Dare: 6th Floor Rear Flat" and "Protégé de la Rose Noire", “Six Strong Guys”, “Escape From Hong Kong Islan, “Wonder Women” and among. She has also won a number of awards for "Breakup Club" and "Girls”.Actresses Janine Chang of Taiwan (China) and Fiona Sit from Hong Kong (China) arrived in Ho Chi Minh City in the early morning on July 7.Meanwhile Mike Tyson, Hong Kong and Taiwanese stars, Li Wen Han and Ivy Chen will respectively come to Vietnam on July 12. The movie will be filmed and is scheduled for release on Christmas Eve in Hong Kong and Asian markets before introducing at domestic theaters.... [read more]

PANO - It is 30 years since Vietnam started its renewal process. For many Vietnamese people, the first days of the process have been an unforgettable mark in their mind. Those days seemed more special in the stories and new and objective visions of a Western diplomat, former French Ambassador to Vietnam Claude Blanchemaison. On the evening of June 29th, at a conference to introduce his book “Memoirs of an Ambassador”, the diplomat shared his unforgettable memories of his time in Vietnam during his diplomatic career. Alluring and pure beauty At the event, the former French ambassador said that it was his second book of his diplomatic life in Vietnam. Previously, his memoirs of General Vo Nguyen Giap, entitled “General Giap’s La Marseillaise Marching Song”, was published in 2013. Calling himself as a historical witness, not a historian, the diplomat held that in the newly-released book, 23 short stories would help readers further understand historical ups and downs of a nation. Those stories were about film-making, agricultural cooperation, music and diplomacy, all of which had actively contributed to building and consolidating France-Vietnam friendly ties in the 1989-1993 period and afterward. As the diplomat said, before his 1989-1993 term in Vietnam as a French ambassador, he had been warned that coming to Vietnam meant taking up a risky adventure, the “death gate” of minefields. In fact, what he had faced during his four-year term in Vietnam was no danger, but poverty of locals. He recalled that he had had to prepare…... [read more]

There are women walking through Accra's crowded streets performing remarkable balancing acts. They have pyramids of fruit, water bottles and coils of clothing carried in bundles on their head. Their backs are ram-rod straight, their footing certain even in the steaming wet heat of Ghana's rainy season. But there are other bigger balancing acts facing young women in this West African country. How do they stay in education and avoid pressures such as early marriage and leaving school without any of the basic skills needed for work? An innovative interactive education project is trying to improve girls' opportunities in school. Making Ghanaian Girls Great is a pilot project testing daily catch-up lessons in English and maths in 72 state schools in two regions of Ghana. Teacher absenteeism The project, implemented by GEMS Education Solutions, is funded by the UK government's Department for International Development, as part of a project to help educate a million of the world's poorest girls, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. It's a hi-tech response to a low-tech problem. How do you get standardised lessons to widely scattered schools, where there are uncertain teaching standards and deep-rooted problems of teacher absenteeism? It uses a form of online television, providing live lessons from a studio in Accra. The schools, without internet access and without a reliable power supply, are equipped to receive the lessons with a satellite dish and solar panels. It's an interactive two-way system, so teachers in the television studio can talk directly and take questions and…... [read more]

Nguyen Tien Hung, husband of Mai Thi Phuc in the central Quang Nam Province, is still haunted by the day when he heard people shouting in a frenzy around the Thanh My river bank, when he ran over only to hear his wife’s name being called. The fateful morning Hung was petrified upon seeing only two arms reach up in vain and sink completely. On the bank, his eldest son, Nguyen Tien Hao, aged 11, lay down on the edge in tears, his arms constantly scratching the earth, “If mom dies, I won’t go to school anymore. Please don’t do this to my mom!” The next two sons, who were studying in class at the time, ran with all their might under the rain to the river bank as soon as they heard about their mother’s boat accident. When the body was brought up from the water, the four children were devastated, and ran towards their deceased mother in an attempt to resuscitate and warm her up. While retelling the tragic story, neighbors of Hung’s family cannot hide their tears. Hai, a neighbor, says: “I still remember the morning of December 7, 2011 clearly. I went to the river bank with six others and Phuc was already there. Normally, Hung would do the rowing for Phuc, but that morning Hung was taking her kids to school. Phuc was on her own with baskets of unripe chili. She was rowing the boat across the river when the accident happened”. Married since…... [read more]

The closing ceremony was held one day ahead of the schedule because of the 60th anniversary of Malaysian National Day, which falls on August 31. In a vibrant atmosphere of music, light and imposing artistic performances, the host artists bade farewell to all guests and expressed gratitude to athletes, referees, and volunteers for their contributions to the success of the regional sports event. At the closing ceremony. Photo: news.zing.vn  Speaking at the ceremony, the Malaysian Prime Minister said: "I declare the Southeast Asian Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 closed and I call upon the youths of the Southeast Asian countries to assemble in two years time in the Philippines to celebrate the 30th Southeast Asian Games." The organizing panel then extinguished the SEA Games flame and handed over the SEA Games traditional flag to representatives of the Philippines, which is set to host the 30th SEA Games in 2019. The Vietnam sports delegation wrapped up the 29th SEA Games with a total haul of 58 gold, 50 silver and 60 bronze medals, ranking third on the medal tally right behind the Thailand sports delegation and the hosts Malaysia. This is the seventh consecutive SEA Games where Vietnam has been in the top 3 nations since 2003. These achievements were made by all-out efforts of all Vietnamese athletes, especially members of the swimming and athletics teams. Particularly, Vietnam’s top swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien clinched eight gold and two silver medals, broke three SEA Games records…... [read more]

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue heaped praise on runner Tran Thi Yen Hoa and karate artist Le Minh Thuan.  Yen Hoa brought home a gold medal in the women’s 4x100m relay and another in women’s 100m hurdle race.    Minh Thuan and his team earn the gold medal in the men’s kumite team event. The northern province of Ninh Binh presented certificates of merit and cash gifts to its seven athletes who joined the national team at SEA Games 29.  Among the Ninh Binh athletes, Vu Thi Ly earned a gold medal in the women’s 800m race and a silver in the women’s 1,500m.  Three karate artists – Giang Viet Anh, Giang Thanh Huy and Nguyen Anh Dung – helped Vietnam get the bronze medal in the men’s team kata event.  Meanwhile, Giang Van Duc and Nguyen Xuan Thanh are members of the men’s volley ball team which came home with a bronze medal.  Vietnam won a total of 58 gold, 50 silver and 60 bronze medals to stay at the third place in overall rankings of the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which concluded on August 30. The country sent 472 athletes to SEA Games 29, competing in 32 out of 38 sports at the event.  Vietnam has been in the top 3 for seven consecutive SEA Games since 2003.... [read more]

NDO – The 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games has wrapped up in perfect fashion for the Vietnam sporting delegation, with their athletes successfully reaching the target set before the day of departure. Notably, 90% of Vietnam’s 58 gold medals won in Kuala Lumpur were in Olympic events, which could be considered a great success for Vietnamese sport, as it is currently on a path to escape the “local pond” – SEA Games – and rise towards the Asian and Olympic levels. >>> Anh Vien concludes SEA Games campaign with eight individual gold medals Vietnam dethrones Thailand in track and field Vietnam’s biggest success in this year’s SEA Games came in the track and field competition as, for the first time ever, Vietnam surpassed Thailand to lead the sport’s medal tally at the SEA Games arena. Thailand sent an athletics team of 80 athletes to Malaysia, with a target of winning 14 gold medals, which, as stated by Athletics Association of Thailand (AAT) deputy general secretary Supawanat Ariyamongkol, would be enough to defend their title as the overall track and field champions during the biennial games. However, Thailand’s plan was unraveled as their competitors only managed to secure nine gold medals before the athletics competition concluded on August 26, eight titles fewer than Vietnam’s tally. For the first time, after 14 versions of the Games, Thailand lost their crown as reigning champions in the sport. Discussing Vietnam’s victory, Tran Duc Phan, head of the national SEA Games delegation, affirmed that Thailand…... [read more]

Kuala Lumpur, August 30 (VNA) – Vietnam won a total of 58 gold, 50 silver and 60 bronze medals to stay at the third place in overall rankings of the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which concluded on August 30, meeting its set target.  Vietnam sent 472 athletes to SEA Games 29, competing in 32 out of 38 sports at the event. The country set the goal of claiming between 49 and 59 gold medals and a place in the top three positions at the region’s largest sport festival.  Vietnam has been in the top 3 for seven consecutive SEA Games since 2003.  Tran Duc Phan, head of the Vietnamese team noted that more than 90 percent of gold medals seized by Vietnam this season belong to the Olympic sports category, adding that the figure for the last SEA Games was 87 percent.   It means Vietnam is on the right track in training its athletes for the 2018 Asian Games and 2020 Summer Olympics’ qualifying round.  Athletics athletes’ achievements at the SEA Games 29, with a total of 17 gold medals, have lived up to expectation and made up for other sports.  At this year’s regional sport event, host Malaysia climbed to the top position with 145 gold, 32 silver and 86 bronze medals, followed by Thailand (72 gold, 86 silver and 88 bronze).  Timor Leste was at the bottom of the list with three bronze medals.  The 29th SEA…... [read more]




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