The Vietnamese national women’s football team have been promised more than VND10 billion (US$438,569) and a number of valuable items including a car and motorbikes in rewards following their successful title defense against Thailand at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines on Sunday. The Vietnamese women toiled in 120 minutes at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila before they could edge past Thailand, with the gold-winning goal scored in the 92nd minute. The minimal victory won the Vietnamese women the sixth gold medal in SEA Games women’s football so far, with the other five clinched in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, and 2017. Following the triumph, Vietnam's Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien, who is also the president of the Vietnam Olympic Committee, decided to reward the team with VND1 billion (US$43,148). Likewise, the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), Hung Thinh Corporation, and Le Van Kiem, chairman of Long Thanh Golf Investment … [Read more...] about Vietnam to reward SEA Games women’s football champions with big bucks
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Three young Vietnamese women were lauded for their effort by former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama when they met in the southern province of Long An on Monday. The meeting at Can Giuoc High School in Long An was part of Obama’s trip to Vietnam with American actress Julia Roberts to spotlight girls’ education on behalf of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance. They were joined by Vietnamese-American actress Lana Condor, Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, American news personality Jenna Hager, and American actress Liza Koshy. A video published on Michelle Obama's verified Facebook account on December 9, 2019 about her trip to Long An, Vietnam the same day. At the event, Obama and Roberts listened to the life stories of the Vietnamese women who were the scholarship winners of Room to Read, a program that works to help female students pursue education. The former first lady praised the young women for their effort in overcoming hardship in life to gain … [Read more...] about Who are the women Michelle Obama praised in Vietnam?
At the ceremony, Vice Director of the Municipal Culture and Information Department Vo Trong Nam said that commendation forms with many notable orders, medals, certificates of merit by the State, Government, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the HCMC People’s Committee as well as trust of agencies, museums and relic sites throughout the country have been recognition for Ho Chi Minh City Museum- City Branch during the past 40 years. On the occasion, the Ho Chi Minh City Museum Branch in collaboration with Ho Chi Minh City University of Fine Arts kicked off a picture exhibition to propagandize 50 years of implementing the testament of President Ho Chi Minh (1969- 2019). Representatives of Ho Chi Minh Museum’s city branch receive a certificate of merit from the Prime Minister. On June 5, 1911, young patriot Nguyen Tat Thanh boarded the ship Amiral Latouche Tréville to Europe to find a way to save the nation, bring liberation and independence for … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh Museum’s city branch marks 40th anniversary of establishment
Hanh will tell audience about the development of Ao Dai from the beginning of the 19th century until present. Vietnamese celebrities, including Ngoc Han, Thuy Tien, and Kim Dung, will perform Ao Dai during the event. This is the first time Hanh has joined a talk show on Ao Dai in Japan. Previously, she also attended a number of Ao Dai events across the world. In 2016, the designer was awarded the Fukuoka Prize for Arts and Culture. She has been the second Vietnamese to receive the prize after historian, Professor Phan Huy Le. The designer will be also invited to introduce the Vietnamese traditional dress to Russian audience at Moscow in mid-November. Previously, an Ao Dai designed by Hanh was also displayed at the State Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow on the occasion of its 100th founding anniversary. … [Read more...] about Designer Minh Hanh to introduce Ao Dai in Japan
Nguyễn Thị Oanh (right) and Nguyễn Thị Huệ finished first and second in the women’s 5,000m this morning. – VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI – Vietnamese runner Nguyễn Thị Oanh opened the 10th day of the SEA Games with a gold medal in the women’s 5,000m on Tuesday morning. Oanh took the top podium spot with a time of 16:45.98. Oanh’s compatriot Phạm Thị Huệ took silver medal with a time of 16:52.35. While Joida Gadot Gagnao of the hosts Philippines won bronze medal with a time of 17.52.17. It is her second gold medal at this year’s Games. Earlier, the northern province of Bắc Giang-native won gold in the women’s 1,500m. Standing just 1.53m tall and having survived kidney problems in the past, Oanh also brought home a bronze medal from the Asian Games and two golds from the SEA Games two years ago. Also on the day, Oanh will compete in the women’s 3,000m hurdles. … [Read more...] about Runner Oanh wins another gold at SEA Games