Liem enjoys win in blitz event during Romania Grand Tour During the blitz event, Liem earned a total of 11 points from 18 matches in order to finish ranked in first place. This total was enough to finish higher than several talented chess players, including Karjakin and Wesley So. As a result of his success in the category, Liem finished the tournament ranked in fourth place overall with 19 points, winning a total of US$15,000 in prize money in the process. The Vietnamese player finished just behind Levon Aronian and Sergey Karjakin, who were tied on 20 points, and Viswanathan Anand on 19.5 points. Thanks to a strong showing throughout the tournament, Liem added an additional 88 Elo points to his total, whilst also climbing to 15th place in the world rankings. With an Elo rating of 2768, Liem is now listed among the world’s super-grandmasters. Next up for Liem is his participation at the SEA Games 30 in the Philippines. Aronian was named as the winner of the Romania … [Read more...] about Liem enjoys win in blitz event during Romania Grand Tour
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The joint survey was conducted by the Urban Land Institute and the audit firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers, with the report outlining the latest trends of the Asia-Pacific region’s real estate market moving into 2020. The report notes that due to the ever-changing geopolitical environment regionally, investors are now seeking markets that carry fewer risks. Ho Chi Minh City ranked third in the list, ahead of Australia’s Sydney and Melbourne in fourth and fifth place, respectively. One notable change in this year rankings is Hong Kong (China) which has dropped from 14th place to the list’s last position. … [Read more...] about HCM City named among top 3 real estate markets in Asia-Pacific region
Talented-young chess player Nguyen Anh Khoi (Photo: Kha Hoa/Thanh Nien) The Vietnamese team finished in first in the standard chess category which concluded on June 16. Talented-young chess player Nguyen Anh Khoi enjoyed a number of impressive performances at the tournament, with eight wins and one draw. He earned a total of 8.5 points, one point higher than the second-ranked player Miciano John Marvin of the Philippines. Photo: Truong Duc Chien/Thanh Nien Khoi earned the additional standard of the International Grandmaster title following the tournament. The positive result helped the youngster gain three standards and he has been named among the top players with an Elo rating over 2,500 to officially obtain the title of International Grandmaster. Other chess players, including U16 Dao Minh Nhat, U12 Hoang Minh Hieu, U10 Nguyen Thai Son, and U8 Nguyen Manh Duc, also gained significant achievements. Female chess players, such as U16 Bach Ngoc Thuy Duong, U12 Nguyen … [Read more...] about Vietnamese players win big at ASEAN+ Age-Group Chess Championship
Infrastructure Lawmakers still disagree over investor selection for Long Thanh airport By Ngoc Lan Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019,19:38 (GMT+7) Lawmakers still disagree over investor selection for Long Thanh airportBy Ngoc Lan Deputy Hoang Van Cuong, vice principal of the Hanoi-based National Economics University – PHOTO: VGP HANOI – The Government suggested the State-owned Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) serve as the principal investor of the Long Thanh International Airport project in the southern province of Dong Nai, but many National Assembly deputies have objected to the investor selection. Legislators offered feedback on a number of criteria in the feasibility report of the big-ticket project at a session during the ongoing sitting of the lawmaking body today, November 12. Deputy Hoang Van Cuong, vice principal of the Hanoi-based National Economics University, suggested ACV may execute the project ahead … [Read more...] about Lawmakers still disagree over investor selection for Long Thanh airport
She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?