Nguyen Hong Van and her son bought a set of sixth grade books and notebooks and pens at the Thang Long bookshop in HCM City’s Binh Thanh District. Van told the Viet Nam News: “This is a good time to buy books for my son so that he can take a look at them before beginning the new school year.” Le Minh Truong of District 2 and her daughter were choosing school supplies at a bookshop in District 1. Truong said: “The new school year will start soon. So I brought my daughter here to buy stationery for her.” Shopping for school supplies at bookshops and supermarkets has seen a surge in recent days. Books, pens, pencils, backpacks, school bags, uniforms and others are available in a range of designs and prices, with most being local products. The comic and reference books sections are also packed with children these days, both reading there and buying. As usual, the city has a price stabilisation programme covering four groups of school supplies: notebooks, … [Read more...] about Back to school shopping begins
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Scene at the congress (Photo: nhandan.org.vn) Dong Nai (VNA) – Catholics in the southern province of Dong Nai donated more than 700 billion VND (30.8 million USD) to charitable activities from 2012 – 2017. The information was released at the 7th congress of Catholics in Dong Nai province on April 19. The event was attended by President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man, provincial leaders and 300 delegates who represent more than 925,000 Catholics in the province. According to the Committee for Solidarity of Catholics of Dong Nai province, the Xuan Loc Diocese is running 30 charitable medical clinics and establishments caring for disabled children and lonely elderly people. The medical clinics provide free checkups and treatment for thousands of poor patients per day. Dong Nai is leading the country in new-style rural area building, with 8 out of its 11 districts meeting the criterion. The achievements saw significant contributions of the … [Read more...] about Dong Nai: Catholics donate 700 billion VND to charitable activities
U.S. and European stock indexes closed down on Tuesday, pressured by losses in technology stocks and U.S. President Donald Trump's ouster of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Sagging equities, in turn, weighed on the dollar and crude oil prices. The possibility of additional tariffs on China, which made news late in the day, may have also dragged stocks down across sectors. "Technology rallied hard yesterday and last week, and there is profit-taking, but it's just a short-term pressure," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O'Neil Securities in New York. Falling stock prices pressured oil futures, which fell as much as 1.8 percent before regaining some ground. Oil lately has trended in tandem with equities and remains under pressure from nagging concerns over rising U.S. production. Trump gave Tillerson the boot after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran, and replaced his chief diplomat with Central Intelligence Agency Director … [Read more...] about Wall St swoons on Tillerson firing, tech losses; oil dragged down
(VOVworld) - More than 5 million Vietnamese Catholic followers are celebrating Christmas, the most important celebration of the year. The Catholic community has enlightened the gospel in the society with incentive policies from the administration. Vietnam has around 5.7 million Catholic followers including 3,100 bishops, 14,400 clerics, 1,250 seminarians, and 53,800 catechists. Catholicism was introduced to Vietnam in the 16 century. Vietnam has the third largest number of Catholics in Southeast Asia. Merry Christmas along side with the nation Over 200 Catholic followers in Hanoi, Hung Hoa, and Bac Ninh dioceses are jubilantly celebrating Christmas. Local authorities in collaboration with the Vietnam Committee for Catholic Solidarity have assisted Catholic followers in their Christmas celebration. Pham Huy Thong, Vice Chairman of Hanoi's Committee for Catholic Solidarity, says: "This year, priests have come to Catholic communities to chair rituals at Christmas. The leaders of … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Catholics live the gospel
Hanoi Times - In the past few days, a number of parishioners from Hanoi and other provinces have made public disorder at the 42 Nha Chung St. land lot which is currently the head office of the Hanoi Department of Culture and Information, the Sports and Gymnastics Center, and the Hoan Kiem District House of Cultural Activities. On January 25, the HanoiChurch organized a Mass, celebrating Cardinal Pham Dinh Tung's 90th birthday, 45-year bishop, and 60-year Catholic priest. On the occasion, a delegation of the city led by the Chairman of the Hanoi Fatherland Front paid a courtesy visit to the HanoiChurch. Leaders of the city's Party Committee also sent message of greetings to the Cardinal. And the authority of Hoan Kiem District facilitated the successful organization of ceremonies. However, after the ceremony, some priests and parishioners came to pray at the 42 Nha Chung land plot which is now under the management of three State agencies. Some extremist parishioners used pliers, … [Read more...] about Catholics make public disorder at 42 Nha Chung St.