Covers of new books featuring seas and islands of Việt Nam by authors of the HCM City Writers Association. The books were released by the HCM City Culture & Arts Publishing House this week. — Photo Lam Điền Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The HCM City Culture and Arts Publishing House has released a series of five new books featuring seas and islands of Việt Nam. The works are written by authors of the HCM City Writers Association. Three Poem publications, by Phùng Hiệu, Phạm Phương Lan and Phan Trung Thành, feature the daily life of fishermen living on Lý Sơn and Phú Quý islands and their patriotism and bravery. Huỳnh Mẫn Chi’s short story collection, Cánh Chim Chắn Bão (Birds in Storm), includes 16 works highlighting Vietnamese navy soldiers and coast guards. New titles include Về Phía Bình Minh (Head to … [Read more...] about New publications on seas and islands released
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* Davis Cup champions Croatia have been seeded second for the revamped 18-team finals week that will take place in Madrid in November. Last year's runners-up France were named top seeds on Monday while Belgium and the United States were also seeded alongside wildcards Britain and Argentina. * Dark horses Atalanta moved within one point of the Champions League places when they followed up last week's cup win over Juventus by beating Cagliari 1-0 in Serie A on Monday. * Air accident investigators said on Monday they had found the wreckage of the missing aircraft carrying Premier League soccer player Emiliano Sala on the seabed near Guernsey and that a body was visible inside. * Ferrari have hired ex-Formula One drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Brendon Hartley to help develop their 2019 race car in the simulator. The pair were among four simulator drivers named on Monday to work at the Italian team's Maranello factory in support of racers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc. * British Sports … [Read more...] about Shaky Wawrinka suffers first-round defeat in Sofia
British divers John Volanthen, left, and Richard Stanton have been awarded Britain's George Medal for helping save a junior football team stranded in a flooded cave in Thailand. (Photo: AFP/Lillian Suwanrumpha) The seven underwater specialists involved in the remarkable rescue were also joined on the prestigious annual achievement list - announced on Friday (Dec 28) - by Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan, Jim Carter from "Downton Abbey", best-selling author Philip Pullman and leading Brexiteer lawmaker John Redwood. Four of the divers were given awards for exceptional bravery while the three others were made Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). Richard Stanton and John Volanthen - the first of the divers to reach the 12 stricken children and their coach - were awarded the George Medal, the country's second highest civilian gallantry award. Stanton had already been made an MBE in 2012 for his rescue services. Fellow divers Christopher Jewell and Jason … [Read more...] about British divers involved in Thai cave rescue recognised in UK New Year Honours list
Heat overhauls roster as ABL season loomsBy Harry Hodge The Saigon Heat holds a press conference in HCMC on Monday to announce their roster for the new ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) season - PHOTO: COURTESY OF SAIGON HEAT HCMC - “Out with the old, in with the new.” This phrase couldn’t be more appropriate for Saigon Heat fans. With the Vietnamese squad entering its seventh ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) season, Canadian bench boss Kyle Julius has completely turned over his roster from last year’s 10-10 squad. Gone are fan favorites like Vietnamese-American David Arnold, the face of the franchise since its third season, as well as Vietnamese-Swedish star Stefan Nguyen, who’s plyed his trade in the Vietnam Basketball Association (VBA) in Hanoi and Danang the last two seasons. With the league revamping its rules on import players and what constitutes a “heritage” player, with ties to the country they play in through family lineage, a … [Read more...] about Heat overhauls roster as ABL season looms
Viet Nam News By Paul Kennedy I’ve an old mate back in England, goes by the name of Russell Beale. Nice lad, smart, good laugh and about to become a father for the first time. He lives in a small town called Stroud in the South West of England but reading his Facebook page this past week or so and you would be forgiven for thinking he’s from another planet. Russell genuinely believes England will win the World Cup. His profile picture is decked out with patriotic colours and his posts and updates read like a motivational speaker employed to lift the entire nation. Before the Panama game, Russell predicted England would win 10-0. He wasn’t far off. I laughed at first at this ridiculous idea that my home nation actually stands a hope in Hell, but after giving it a little more thought I started to come around to his way of thinking. England’s squad for the World Cup is a young team of solid individuals who have … [Read more...] about Can England really win the World Cup?