Australia's Victoria state will not do special deals with unvaccinated athletes to allow them to compete at major events, an official said on Tuesday, putting Novak Djokovic's Australian Open title defence and bid for the Grand Slam record in doubt. World number one Djokovic, level on 20 Grand Slam titles with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, declined to reveal his vaccination status again this week and said he was unsure if he would defend his Australian Open crown as authorities work out COVID-19 restrictions for the tournament. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said he opposed special arrangements to let unvaccinated athletes compete in the state, which is scheduled to host the Grand Slam at Melbourne Park in January. "On the question of vaccination, no," he told a media briefing. "(The virus) doesn't care what your tennis ranking is, or how many Grand Slams you've won. It's completely irrelevant. You need to be vaccinated to keep yourself safe and to keep others safe." Tennis … [Read more...] about No special deals to allow unvaccinated players at Australian Open: official
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Loving the job is also an important factor to help employees complete their tasks well and actively improve their own qualifications. At the event “The Changemakers Series 2: Are Leaders Born or Made?” organized by Swinburne Vietnam, Ms. Julianne Cowley - Consul General of Australia in Ho Chi Minh City shared with students about her experiences and lessons on becoming a great leader. "Are Leaders Born or Made” is the second event in The Changemakers Series - Swinburne Vietnam’s initiatives to connect students with global leaders and thinkers. A great leader is someone who can inspire followers According to Ms. Julianne Cowley, a good leader must be someone who can motivate team members and let them shine through their strengths. “Motivation is an important catalyst to increase work efficiency,” Ms. Cowley emphasized. “Not only that, but inspiration also makes every day at work more enjoyable.” “Loving the job is also an important factor to help … [Read more...] about Australian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City: Are leaders born or made?
Two-way trade maintained an upward trend in the first months of this year, posting a year-on-year surge of nearly 50 percent despite difficulties brought by COVID-19, the PM said, affirming that the countries have ample room for growth. The Government leader urged the two sides to effectively carry out the Vietnam-Australia Plan of Action for the Strategic Partnership for the 2020-2023 period, and step up economic, trade and investment cooperation. He called on Australia to consider opening its door for Vietnam’s agro-fishery products and create favorable conditions for the Vietnamese community in the country, as well as increase scholarships for Vietnamese students and prioritize Vietnam in official development assistance. Vietnam will create optimal conditions for Australian citizens living and working in the country, the PM pledged. He thanked the Australian Government for its commitment to providing a total of 5.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine and a large amount of … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh receives Australian Ambassador
Singer Thu Phương wants to push xẩm singing more widely in the community. Photo courtesy of Thu Phương Nguyễn Thu Phương, 36, was born and grew up in Quảng Ninh Province, home to many of Việt Nam's singers in genres such as pop, rock, hip-hop and R&B. However, she chose to specialise in folk music. After years of studying hát xẩm (blind busker's singing), Phương now has a leading role in this music in the country. She even holds free xẩm singing classes to revive and develop the folk genre. Phương spoke with Thanh Hà about her plans. Inner Sanctum: Singing and teaching are two totally different jobs. How have you prepared for teaching? Previously, I gave my experience and advice. But to give lectures, I have spent several years strengthening my background and reading books to upgrade my knowledge so that I can work out a suitable programme which helps my students approach hát xẩm more easily. I need to have pedagogical skills, applying my lecturers' ways … [Read more...] about Singer brings xẩm folk singing to wider audience
Come and Go, the Japanese film starring Vietnamese actor Lien Binh Phat, will be screened in theatres across Japan tomorrow. Phat plays Nam, a technical intern from Vietnam who is caught up in a murder case, in the Japanese film Come and Go. Photo jff.jpf.go.jp In the film, Phat plays Nam, a technical intern from Vietnam who is caught up in a murder case. “Come and Go is the first international film that I have participated in, in which I have the opportunity to work with the Japanese film crew, especially director Lim Kah Wai,” the Vietnamese actor wrote on his Facebook page. The actor expressed excitement that the film will be introduced to Japanese viewers after two years of work. "The producers hoped to introduce the film at the Hanoi International Film Festival last year, but unfortunately the event was cancelled. What a pity that the Vietnamese audience missed the opportunity to see the film,” Phat told vnexpress.net. “I hope that the film will be well … [Read more...] about Japanese film starring Vietnamese actor released
Robyn Mudie, the Australian Ambassador to Vietnam and Major General Hoang Kim Phung, director general of Vietnam’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations discussed cooperation areas to be promoted in the upcoming time Coverage of the visit was screened on Quoc Phong Vietnam television channel on October 18 to celebrate Vietnam Women’s Day. Also marking the importance of Vietnam Women’s Day during the visit, Ambassador Mudie spoke to the peacekeepers about the role of women in society and the opportunities and challenges those roles represent. The female peacekeepers in turn shared their perspective on women in the military and in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations and the opportunities and challenges they faced. Ambassador Mudie is a strong supporter of gender equality, women’s empowerment, and women in leadership. While talking to the female peacekeepers, Ambassador Mudie complimented the important role that these women fill now and on Peacekeeping missions: “As part of … [Read more...] about Australian Ambassador discusses women in leadership with Vietnamese Peacekeepers