chairman of the city’s People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung. VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất Viet Nam News On the occasion of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018 (WEF ASEAN 2018) in Hà Nội, chairman of the city’s People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung sends Việt Nam News an exclusive welcome note to all participants of the forum. The World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018 (WEF ASEAN) is one of the largest and most important WEF conferences in the region. Hosting the event in the context of the fast-paced and complex global economy greatly reflects the attention Việt Nam and Hà Nội have gained. This is a forum for government and business leaders from ASEAN and the region to discuss and share their visions, ideas and policy directions on important regional issues. The event’s theme ASEAN 4.0: Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution expresses the common concern of ASEAN … [Read more...] about Hà Nội mayor welcomes WEF ASEAN 2018
Playing together: A performance of Thai folk music and dance by members of the Cằng Village Thai folk art club in the central province of Nghệ An’s Con Cuông District. — VNA/VNS Photo Tá Chuyên Viet Nam News by Tá Chuyên NGHỆ AN — For members of art clubs in Con Cuông District in the central province of Nghệ An, performing ethnic Thai folk songs and dances is not only for entertainment but also helps preserve the traditional music. The members of 19 Thai folk music clubs across the district are making a great contribution to preserving Thai folk music in the province, according to a local culture official. Nguyễn Xuân Nam, head of the district’s Culture and Information Unit, said the clubs, part of a project to preserve and develop traditional culture, were actively helping to boost tourism in the region. “With the operation of such clubs, spiritual life and cultural activities in … [Read more...] about Nghe An music clubs preserve old Thai folk songs
World champion: Vietnamese cueist Trần Quyết Chiến seen in an international event. Photo courtesy of Trần Quyết ChiếnViet Nam News Trần Quyết Chiến, 35, has become the first Vietnamese cueist to ever win the top prize at the Billiards World Cup after beating his countryman Ngô Đình Nại 40-39 in the final of the recent Three-Cushion Carom Billiards World Cup held in HCM City.Thanh Ngatalks to him about his career Inner Sanctum:The podium of new Vietnamese stars at the World Cup has captured the hearts of the billiard crowd as you became the first Vietnamese World Cup winner in history. How did you feel? I didn’t know which words to say about my feeling at that time, but it was too wonderful and I was too happy. I performed a minor miracle on the closing day. I beat Frédéric Caudron of Belgium in the semi-final and had an incredible finish against my fellow countryman Ngô Đình … [Read more...] about Cuiest Chiến: from poor child to world champion
Spring chicken with port wine Viet Nam News with chef Nguyễn Văn Tuân from Fortuna Hotel Hanoi Port wine and juicy rotisserie chicken are the keys to a delicious and robust dish that’s ready in minutes. Make the dish and impress everyone any night of the week. Ingredients: serves 8 · 2 cups of cooked chicken, pulled · 1 green pepper, cut into chunks · ½ yellow or orange pepper, cut into chunks … [Read more...] about Chicken with Port Wine Sauce and Peppers
Viet Nam News By Robert Bicknell Greg Norman doing leg-lifts on crutches just helped the internet to meltdown. Yes, apparently the 62-year old Great White Shark just cannot stop injuring himself, but thankfully, this time it didn’t involve a chainsaw, just a torn ligament. Norman, who is a fitness fanatic, loves posting his workouts online. I believe he is only second to the 81-year old Gary Player in this regard. Player went one better than Norman a few years ago, when he posed for a 2013 photo shoot in the nude – at 77. During the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, 71-year old Cher, accepted an “Icon” award and performed wearing her trademark outfits which leave nothing to the imagination. During her acceptance speech, she casually mentioned that she can “still hold a plank for 5-minutes”. A few years ago, I started hitting the gym and was amazed to find that I was in horrible shape. How could this be? I was still hitting 300 yard drives… … [Read more...] about Tune-up the machine for better golf.