Swimmer Anh Vien bags two more gold medals for Vietnam on December 7 (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam secured an additional eight gold, seven silver and ten bronze medals on December 7 – the seventh competition day of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 30) in the Philippines, retaining its third place on the medal tally. Nguyen Thi Anh Vien won both the women's 400m freestyle and 100m backstroke events, defending her titles comfortably. The 23-year-old clocked 4min 13.20sec in the 400m freestyle. Gan Ching Hwee of Singapore and Natthanan Junkrajang from Thailand were second and third, respectively. In the latter race, Vien finished with a time of 1:02.97. Chloe Kennedy Anne Isleta and Jasmine Alkhaldi, both of the hosts, were the runners-up. Vien who is expected to win eight titles in this Games will take part in the 400m individual medley. She is the defending champion. Meanwhile, taekwondo martial artists took two golds in … [Read more...] about Vietnam retains third place on SEA Games 30 medal tally
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Vietnam are in careful preparation for Saturday's semifinal match against Cambodia in men’s football at the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines, as coach Park Hang Seo has braced his team for a "tough" game against the junior Angkor Warriors. Vietnam held Thailand to a 2-2 draw on Thursday while Cambodia defeated Malaysia 3-1 on Wednesday to finish their group stage as Group B’s leaders and Group A’s runners-up, respectively, and advance to the semifinal round. The game will take place at Rizal Memorial Stadium in the Filipino capital of Manila at 7:00 pm (Vietnam time) on Saturday and be broadcast live on national television channel VTV6. Speaking at a pre-match press conference on Friday, Vietnam’s head coach Park Hang Seo showed both caution against the Cambodia U22s and determination for a berth in the final. Park considered the junior Angkor Warriors a “phenomenon” at this year’s SEA Games over … [Read more...] about Vietnam prepared for ‘tough’ semifinal against Cambodia in SEA Games men’s football
A Vietnamese taxi driver accused an American woman of Vietnamese descendant of sexually harassing him on May 4 but oddly the latter had reported to local police that she was raped by another cabbie just a couple of days earlier. The accuser-turned-accused Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 40, is also the one who had lodged complaints to local police against a Vietnamese tabloid for what she called ostensible made-up stories last year that she raped many taxi drivers, one of whom was said to be forced to have sex with her over 30 times in two days. However, all of her accusations have been disproved by Vietnamese authorities eventually. Ngoc: I’m a rape victim The American woman told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on May 1 that she returned to Vietnam to meet a 31-year-old young man named N.Đ.T. living in the southern city of Vung Tau who proclaimed himself as a “poor kept man.” Ngoc said after having a vacation in Hanoi, she and the man in question flew to Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...] about Vietnamese American’s rape accusation: Raping? Being raped? Or lies?
Doctor Catherine Gonzalez. — Photo Courtesy of Family Medical Practice Hanoi. Viet Nam News By Dr. Catherine Gonzalez October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month As modern-day women, it’s all too easy to use the “I’m too busy” excuse, so you may be tempted to let your annual breast screening or a lipid profile test slip. Don’t let that happen. As busy as you are as a modern women, there is no reason why you cannot have a healthy life. Here are five of the most important medical tests that all women should take: Pelvic Examination and Pap smear With cervical cancer said to be the second leading cause of death for women, uterine and pelvic health should be given prime importance. It is always advisable that you visit your gynecologist periodically and have a complete pelvic examination and a Pap smear test. Do not get scared as most do on hearing about these tests. A pelvic exam checks for abnormalities such as growths while Pap smear is a … [Read more...] about Medical tests every woman must have
By Lê Hương It's a cool autumn Sunday morning, and 24-year-old Kim Sun-il is looking forward to enjoying his free time with friends at a bookshop. But instead of taking the fast subway, he's going to rent a bicycle for a more relaxing journey. He quickly searches for availability at a nearby bike station on bikeseoul.com site using his mobile. It's simple to access the bikes in Seoul. VNS Photos Đoàn Tùng He smiles to see there are a few bikes available. “I used the service more when I was a student because it's cheap and convenient,” he tells Việt Nam News. “Now I work further away so I have to take the subway, but I still prefer riding a bike at the weekend for short distances.” Kim says he appreciates the city’s bike sharing initiative as it encourages more people to ride, keeping the environment cleaner. Kim is among 1.6 … [Read more...] about Cycling for fun in Seoul