PANO – The official visit to Japan of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, together with his visit to the United States in July, is of great significance, paving the way for Vietnam to plan its future development. A fruitful visit The visit to Japan of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has brought about tremendous results in many aspects. At present, Vietnam and Japan are maintaining their broad and deep strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia. The visit serves as a strong commitment to the common interests of both sides, and has helped create greater prospects for the substantive relationship for the two peoples and for peaceful development and prosperity in Asia and the world. General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong confirms, "With this visit, we reassure the consistent policy of Vietnam considering Japan one of the most important partners for development in the long term and comprehensively promote and deepen the broad and deep strategic partnership for peace … [Read more...] about A new chapter in the Vietnam-Japan relationship opened
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Contest heats up for best friendly logo (11-10-2007) HA NOI — A competition to design a logo celebrating the 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Viet Nam kicked off in Ha Noi yesterday. All Vietnamese citizens can participate in the competition but entrees must centre on the three elements that characterise the two countries' relationship; a long and positive history; increasing breadth, depth and vitality; and an enormously promising future, according to Australian ambassador Bill Tweddell. The logo competition is one of many official cultural events at the Australian Embassy in Ha Noi and the Australian Consulate General in HCM City marking the anniversary which falls on 26 February 2008. Organisers hope to receive a large number of entries with high levels of creativity. The winner will be announced at a ceremony on Australian Day in Ha Noi. He or she also will be awarded VND10 million and the winning logo will be used for all the embassy's … [Read more...] about Contest heats up for best friendly logo
An emotional Andy Murray had only one priority after getting his season off to the perfect start by defending his Brisbane Open title: dedicating it to his close friend and Davis Cup colleague Ross Hutchins. The world No 3 was struggling to hold back tears as he mentioned a 'sick friend' he was thinking of in the wake of a 7-6, 6-4 win over outstanding Bulgarian prospect Grigor Dimitrov that perfectly sets up his Australian Open challenge. Within a few hours Hutchins, the 27-year-old Londoner listed 28 in the world doubles rankings, announced he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer, just before Christmas. Helping hand: Andy Murray celebrates his win over Grigor Dimitrov in the final of the Brisbane International 'I'd like to dedicate this victory to one of my best friends back home,' said Murray. 'You're going to be OK, you're going to get through.' Hutchins, son of former GB Davis Cup captain Paul Hutchins, is a popular figure within the game … [Read more...] about Andy’s prayer: Murray inspired to victory by sick friend Hutchins
There are plenty of reasons to feel down in today's fast-paced, hectic world, and you wouldn't think that the world's most popular social networking site would be one of them. But that's exactly what a new study by Utah Valley University has found. According to the study, Facebook is making us sad. Why? It's all about the kinds of pictures people to post on their pages. Facebook photos generally depict smiling, cheerful people having good times, conveying a sense of happiness. Of course everyone likes to smile for the camera, so that good cheer may be inflated or false. As others view the photos, they may believe this conveyed sense of intense happiness is real, making them think that their friends are much happier than they are. Sociologists Hui-Tzu Grace Chou and Nicholas Edge said they interviewed 425 students, asking them whether they agreed or disagreed with such statements as "Many of my friends have a better life than me," and "Life is fair." They also asked about the … [Read more...] about Facebook: Friends’ happy pictures make you sad?
HA NOI (VNS) — A book on an Indian businessman featuring his 30 year relationship with his Vietnamese partners has been released in Ha Noi by the Culture & Information Publishers. Compiled by Vietnamese writer Luu Son Minh under the title A Tale of Three Decades, the book shares the memories and photos of Shantanu Srivastava, who served as second secretary at the Indian Embassy in Viet Nam in 1982. In 1989, he switched to business and became the first chairman of the Indian Business Chamber in Viet Nam (INCHAM). With a good knowledge of Vietnamese, a love for local food and an understanding of Vietnamese history, he was mentioned in the 500 "best friends" of Viet Nam in a book titled Viet Nam and Friends' Hearts, published by the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organisation. He was also awarded a Friendship Medal in 2003. — VNS … [Read more...] about Book on India-VN business relationship hits shelves