The 19 th ASEAN Summit concluded successfully with active participation and support of member countries and its partners, affirmed Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. In his closing speech, the Indonesian President, who is ASEAN Chair 2011, said results of the 19 th ASEAN Summit and related summits, as well as of the year of ASEAN Chair by Indonesia contributed to tightening solidarity, friendship and cooperation in ASEAN and between ASEAN and its partners. Those achievements were important steps in the progress to build an ASEAN Community of solidarity and strength by 2015 with an increasingly active and effective involvement of the people in striving for common targets to turn Southeast Asia into a region of security, peace, harmonisation and prosperity. President Susilo Bambang Yuhoyono stressed that ASEAN position and role has been rising both in the region and in the settlement of regional and global issues. At the summit, ASEAN leaders stressed high political … [Read more...] about ASEAN Summit concludes, Chair statement focuses on community building
Vietnamese netizens have recently expressed outrage at some of the songs they called “music disasters.” These songs, they charged, were an offense to the ears of the unfortunate people who have to listen to them. “Nhac te ghe” (falling-out-of-chair music), a term coined by Tuoi Tre Newspaper to describe the kind of music that is so bad or shocking that it can make the listeners fall out of their chairs, has attracted an enormous amount of attention from the netizens who responded with tons of critical comments. “Nhac te ghe,” a disaster To the people who dislike the music, if you are not a fan of Vietnam’s pop music, then listening to these “disastrous songs” only confirms your good judgment. With overly simple, to the point of being inane, lyrics, the song “Tam Hon La Vinh Cuu (Eternal Soul), sung by Phi Thanh Van, gave a nasty shock to people who listened to it. Written for the movie “Tham … [Read more...] about “Falling-out-of-the-chair” music, a disaster?
Tran Duy Long was elected as Chairman of HCM City Football Federation today, October 26, after Le Hung Dung unexpectedly announced to resign from his posts ahead of the federation’s regular meeting. Not only Dung but three other members of the federation resigned, including Vice chairman Tran Le Nguyen, Secretary General Duong Vu Lam and member Pham Huynh Tam Lang. “I am assigned with many posts and have actually no time to fulfill the tasks. It is similar to Duong Vu Lam and Tran Le Nguyen. Tam Lang’s health is not very good,” explained Dung, who is also vice chairman of the Vietnam Football Federation and CEO of the executive boards of the Saigon Jewelry Company (SJC) and Eximbank. Dung rejected allegations that he was quitting the post to prepare for a new role at the VPF share-holding company, in charge of organizing competition at top football leagues of Vietnam. He confirmed he has not planned to work for the company. Dung became HCM City Football … [Read more...] about HCM City Football Federation elects new Chair
Dr. Doan Thi Kim Hong, Miss Congeniality of Mrs. World 2005, has been invited to be the chief juryman of Mrs. World 2011, which will be held in the US later this year. Dr. Hong said that she was invited by Mrs. World Organization’s Chair, David Marmel, to be the chief juryman and the honorable guest of the Mrs. World 2011. She said she accepted the invitation because this will be a good chance to advertise Vietnam’s beauty and Vietnam’s people, history and culture to the world. The pageant will take place in Orlanda, Florida (USA) on December 6-15. Dr. Hong is also the chief organizer of Miss Vietnam Ethnic 2011 pageant, which will be held several days before Mrs. World 2011. Dr. Hong was a juryman of Mrs. World 2008 in Russia, vice chief organizer of Mrs. World 2009 in Vietnam. She was the first foreign juryman of Mrs. USA 2011 early this year. TA … [Read more...] about Vietnamese woman to chair Mrs. World 2011 jury
At the ceremony to review V-League 2011, Chairman of Hanoi ACB FC Nguyen Duc Kien, strongly criticized the corrupt refereeing and cover-up of the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF). Referees are swaying Vietnam’s football, say senior coaches In its 8-page summary report of V-League, First Division and National Cup 2011 – the three most important football tournaments in Vietnam – VFF made general comments, mainly good, about the three tournaments. VFF did not allow journalists to attend the meeting until Hanoi ACB Chair Nguyen Duc Kien raised their voice about this. After that, Kien delivered a “shocking” speech. “I would like to speak frankly that this report is not different from VFF’s report ten years ago. Do you think that we are kids to make such summary report?” Kien said. He said that there were many problems associated with the V-League organizing board, which covered up mistakes and did not fully perform its … [Read more...] about Club chair criticizes VFF, wants to set up new league