The Little Match Girl puppet show will take place over Christmas and New Year in Hà Nội. Photo thanglongwaterpuppet.com HÀ NỘI — Thăng Long Water Puppet Theatre will host two shows to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. The shows entitled Our World and The Little Match Girl are made by Meritorious Artists Đức Hùng and Lê Thu Huyền showcasing a combination of water puppet art; dance and snow spraying technology. In Việt Nam water puppetry has been performed on a stage made from pools of water for a thousand years. Puppets are made of wood and controlled from the chamber next to the stage by the strings and underwater nests. “With the purpose of performing the unique art of Hà Nội and attracting tourists, the shows are characterised with traditional features,” said NSƯT Đức Hùng. "Our World … [Read more...] about New puppet shows over Christmas and New Year
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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
Hanoi authorities say the application of Nano-Bioreactor technology to treat To Lich River pollution hasn't brought satisfactory results, but the Japanese side has rejected the conclusion. The Hanoi City Delegation of National Assembly Deputies held a meeting with voters in Thanh Xuan district several days ago in which city leaders answered questions about the fate of To Lich, the 100-year old river which is dying because of pollution. Hanoi authorities say the application of Nano-Bioreactor technology to treat To Lich River pollution hasn't brought satisfactory results, but the Japanese side has rejected the conclusion. “The last choice is to build a sewage system that collects waste water along the river banks which will be sent to Yen Xa waste water plant for treatment,” Duc said. Kim Chi Hanoi to use Red River’s water to clean To Lich River An idea put forward 40 years ago has again been put into discussion: using water from the Red River to … [Read more...] about Can To Lich River be cleaned with Japanese technology?
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema (right) heads the ball to score his side's second goal against Athletic Bilbao during the Spanish La Liga football match. (Photo source AP/Bernat Armangue) Benzema has been one of the few bright sparks in an otherwise dreary campaign for the European champions and it was his second-half treble that proved the difference at the Santiago Bernabeu. Victory moves Madrid four points behind Atletico in second, while Bilbao stay seventh, with their chances of sealing a spot in the Europa League dented. However Zinedine Zidane's side stay 13 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona, who beat Real Sociedad 2-1 on Saturday. Benzema's advance in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo and surge since the reappointment of Zidane comes in stark contrast to Gareth Bale, who was whistled when introduced as a substitute here and frequently during his 20 minutes on the pitch. For all the impatience of the home crowd, it was Bale who won the corner for Benzema's second and then … [Read more...] about Benzema’s hat-trick fires Real Madrid past Bilbao
The National Assembly will scrutinize amendments to the Labor Code at the 7th working session this year. The Labor Code, approved for the first time in 1995 and has been amended four times in 2002, 2006, 2007, and 2012, is scheduled to be passed at the Legislature’s 8th working session at the end of 2019. The 5th edition of the Labor Code aims to institutionalize the new regulations of the 2013 Constitution as well as Viet Nam’s international commitments enshrined in the new-generation free trade agreements that Viet Nam has signed. According to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, as many as 171/242 articles of the existing law will be amended and supplemented. The Ministry said it is finalizing amendments to the 2012 Labor Code to submit to the National Assembly but there remain six issues that need further discussions, including overtime hours, pension ages, labor representative organizations, length of Lunar New Year Holiday, and adjustment of working … [Read more...] about VN may adjust working hours of State agencies