Vietnamese decorated swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien will be honoured at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games scheduled in New Clark City, the Philippines on December 11. Swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien wins six gold and two silver medals at this year’s SEA Games. As the most successful athlete in the 30th SEA Games, who won the most gold medals in individual competitions, the female swimmer collected six gold medals and two silver ones, as she set out to win at least eight golds in this year’s biennial multi-sport event. Thanks to her excellent performance, Vien will be honoured by the organisers at the closing ceremony, according to information from the Vietnam Olympic Committee. The organisers have not revealed which award Vien will receive, but the Can Tho city’s native is likely to be honoured as "the most outstanding athlete of the 2019 SEA Games". At the 28th SEA Games, Olympic champion Joseph Schooling was awarded with the reward. The … [Read more...] about Swimmer Anh Vien to be honoured at 2019 SEA Games closing ceremony
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Three young Vietnamese women were lauded for their effort by former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama when they met in the southern province of Long An on Monday. The meeting at Can Giuoc High School in Long An was part of Obama’s trip to Vietnam with American actress Julia Roberts to spotlight girls’ education on behalf of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance. They were joined by Vietnamese-American actress Lana Condor, Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, American news personality Jenna Hager, and American actress Liza Koshy. A video published on Michelle Obama's verified Facebook account on December 9, 2019 about her trip to Long An, Vietnam the same day. At the event, Obama and Roberts listened to the life stories of the Vietnamese women who were the scholarship winners of Room to Read, a program that works to help female students pursue education. The former first lady praised the young women for their effort in overcoming hardship in life to gain … [Read more...] about Who are the women Michelle Obama praised in Vietnam?
Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình speaks at the 2019 Đắk Lắk investment promotion conference held on March 10 in the province. VNS Photo Việt Dũng Viet Nam News Xuân Hiệp & Việt Dũng ĐẮK LẮK — Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình has urged the Central Highlands region to build a Vietnamese coffee brand capable of competing with rivals at home and abroad. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the seventh Buôn Ma Thuột Coffee Festival on Saturday night, Bình said the region should aim to become a “world famous coffee destination”. The area is known for its basaltic land with huge rubber and coffee plantations, he noted. “The Central Highlands region has great advantages and potential for coffee plantations and exports.” Đắk Lắk Province’s coffee products, with the … [Read more...] about Central Highlands province opens coffee festival, calls for investment
Thousands of young people took part in a Fun Run in Bắc Ninh Province on March 12 to mark the 18th Asian Games to be held in Indonesia next August. Photo courtesy of Herbalife VietnamViet Nam News HCM CITY — Thousands of young people participated in a Fun Run in Bắc Ninh Province on March 11 in anticipation of the upcoming 18th Asian Games in Indonesia in August. The event was organised by Herbalife Vietnam, which has a five-year partnership with the Việt Nam Olympic Committee (VOC) from 2017 to 2021 as the Official Nutrition Sponsor for Vietnamese athletes bound for this year’s Asian Games, 2019-2021 SEA Games, 2019-2021 ASEAN Para Games, 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and the 2020 Summer Paralympics. The run would act as moral boost to Vietnamese athletes and motivate them to start preparing early for the Asian Games, Phạm Tường Huy, general manager and director of Herbalife Vietnam, said. —VNS … [Read more...] about Herbalife, VN athletic sponsor, organises Fun Run ahead of Asiad
A scorching summer day in Hoai Nhon District, Binh Dinh Province could not stop farmer Tran An Diem from working hard to dig a well in search of a precious source of water. Vietnam's central region faces serious drought Heat wave hits three regions with temperature over 40C A rice paddy in Thua Thien-Hue Province dried out and cracked by the prolonged heat wave. The local Nhan An Dong paddy field is drying up due to the prolonged heat wave. Pointing out into his field, Diem said half of it was already destroyed by the extreme heat. Bemoaning the loss of their crops, four local families pooled VND6 million (US$258) to dig a well with the hope of saving their dying fields. “Many areas are parched… We must pay money to break the drought. Otherwise, the whole field will be burnt up,” he told Nông Thôn Ngày Nay (Countryside Today) newspaper. Central provinces are experiencing unprecedented weather. Extreme, prolonged heat has pushed the … [Read more...] about Central Vietnam grapples with extreme heat, drought