The chess festival in Prague, Czech Republic will consist of four groups of different levels. The lowest is the Open and anyone can register for it. The next three levels are Futures, Challengers and Masters. Liem is invited to the Masters group, along with nine other grandmasters, including Czech-Vietnamese player Nguyen Thai Dai Van. The average Elo rating of the 10 grandmasters is 2,693. Liem is the third seed in this tournament. Dai Van is the number three player of Czech Republic. His parents are Vietnamese. Van has a similar style of play as Liem. This is his second time in the Masters group of the tournament. Last year, he drew all seven matches in it. For Liem, this is his first time in the Czech Republic, and also his first standard chess tour since the Gibraltar Masters in January 2020. The lack of standard chess competitions in the last two years has kicked Liem out of FIDE standard chess rankings. His target will be to accumulate more Elo ratings to return to the … [Read more...] about Vietnam chess ace to compete in Prague Masters
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More than 1,500 people will participate in the "International Yoga Festival - Da Nang 2022" held at Bien Dong (East Sea) Park in Son Tra district, in the central coastal city of Da Nang, on June 11-12. More than 1,500 people to participate in "International Yoga Festival - Da Nang 2022". This information was announced at the press conference on the "International Yoga Festival - Da Nang 2022" on May 27, organised by the Union of Friendship Organisations of Da Nang City in collaboration with Baoviet Life Corporation. The International Yoga Festival - Da Nang 2022 was organised by the People's Committee of Da Nang City. This is an important foreign policy activity for Da Nang City in a series of events and activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vietnam – India diplomatic ties (January 7, 1972 - January 7, 2022) and the 8th International Day of Yoga (June 21). The festival aims to promote the dynamic and hospitable image of Da Nang’s land … [Read more...] about Over 1,500 people participate in “International Yoga Festival – Da Nang 2022”
Governor of Champasak Province Vilayvong Bouddakham receives HCMC Party Secretary Nguyen Van Nen (Photo: SGGP) This is the third meeting between HCMC Party Secretary Nguyen Van Nen and the high-ranking delegation from Ho Chi Minh City and Lao sides during the working visit to Laos from May 25 to 29. Previously, Mr. Nguyen Van Nen held talks with Mr. Anouphap Tounalom, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the City Party Committee, and Chairman of the People's Council of Vientiane Capital. He also had a meeting with Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Governor of Savannakhet Province Santiphap Phomvihane. At the meeting with Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Governor of Champasak Province Vilayvong Bouddakham, Secretary Nguyen Van Nen expressed his gratitude to Laos and Champasak Province for supporting Vietnam, as well as Ho Chi Minh City in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic. He said that the visit and work of the high-ranking … [Read more...] about HCMC strengthens cooperation with Laos’ Champasak Province
The event was attended by Political Commissar of the Vietnam Coast Guard Command Major General Bui Quoc Oai and Head of the Military Youth Advisory Board Colonel Tran Viet Nang. During the event, the delegation offered incense at Ly Son island district’s War Cemetery, and together with the local youths, collected waste at the ship lock in An Hai commune. In addition, they also disseminated information about national sea and islands, and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing to the islanders. An art exchange was also held on this occasion. Besides, the Coast Guard Region 2 and other enterprises also presented 155 gifts to policy households and needy fishermen; offered 27 bicycles and 40 scholarships to needy students; handed over medicines and 5,000 national flags to fishermen, and more. Meanwhile, the Military Youth Advisory Board also granted 10 gifts to poor islanders. The program aimed to raise islanders’ awareness of law while operating at sea, and help them to … [Read more...] about Coast Guard Region 2 stands side by side with Ly Son district islanders
In Truong Sa (Spratly), Son Ca (Sand Cay), Nam Yet (Namyit), and Phan Vinh (Pearson Reef) islands, General San and the delegates offered incense in tribute to fallen soldiers and commemorated President Ho Chi Minh, Grand Duke Tran Hung Dao and General Vo Nguyen Giap. On this occasion, the defense leader visited and encouraged forces on duty on the islands, inspected the troops’ military and defense task implementation as well as logistic services in the areas. He also presented gifts to islanders in Truong Sa townlet, while encouraging them to go fishing at sea, join hands with the forces to firmly protect the national sovereignty over sea and islands. Reportedly, over the past time, the troops have embraced all resolutions and instructions of higher levels, grasped situations to be ready in any circumstances, raised training and combat readiness quality, well conducted mass mobilization and search and rescue work, and more. In acknowledgement of their task performance, General … [Read more...] about Deputy defense minister visits Truong Sa Islands
The two inventions included "Spherical mirror optics for medium-wave thermal imaging equipment" invented in 2017 and "Method for making high-temperature synthetic materials." The former helps self-research, design and manufacture camera-core and minimize the dependence on imports from abroad. Meanwhile, the latter helps produce materials able to meet harsh-working conditions in the military field. Viettel has so far been granted 56 patents in Vietnam and 11 patents in the U.S. by USPTO. Each year, the number of patents granted to Viettel increases by 142%, nearly 8 times higher than the average increase of 18% of domestic applicants. The group is currently a pioneer and key unit in implementing the Prime Minister’s intellectual property strategy to 2030, with the goal of increasing the number of patent applications and patent protection titles by an average of 16 - 18% per year. Translated by Mai Huong … [Read more...] about Viettel has two more exclusively-protected patents in the U.S.