Jacqueline Wrafter receives her MBE medal from HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. — Photo courtesy of the Press Association Viet Nam News by Paul Kennedy LONDON — A charity worker who has been helping disabled children in Việt Nam for almost two decades has been recognised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her outstanding contribution to society. Jacqueline Wrafter was presented with a Member of the British Empire (MBE) medal by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace earlier this month. “I did get a little nervous about meeting Prince William just before going up to receive the award from him,” Jacqueline told Việt Nam News. “You are briefed beforehand on curtseys, steps and how to address him, and I was sure I would forget it all. “However, he was not at all scary, just very warm and charming. He congratulated me on the award and we chatted for a few minutes about the work of … [Read more...] about Royal award for Vietnamese charity worker
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On behalf of the Party and the State, Tran Quoc Vuong, Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee, presented the badges to the two generals. In his speech, Vuong congratulated General Lich and General Thanh on the honor of receiving the noble awards of the Party. The presentation of the badges demonstrates high appreciation and acknowledgement of the Party, State, Central Military Commission and Ministry of National Defense of both generals’ contributions. Vuong added that the honor of the two generals is also the honor of all Vietnamese troops. Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee Tran Quoc Vuong (right) handing over the 50-year Party membership badge to General Phung Quang Thanh Vuong emphasized that both generals are excellent cadres with great credits to the Party’s revolutionary cause and the military’s development. In any positions and … [Read more...] about Party badges presented to two generals
Police must have plan to protect “street knights” Chairman Phong visits a street knight in the hospital In a tour to People’s 115 hospital to visit “street guardians" who were stabbed while trying to stop a gang of four robbers from stealing an expensive scooter, Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong today stressed police in the city must have plan to protect “street knights”. Chairman Phong added that it is needed to protect these men who are ready to sacrifice for the city people’s safety and property. The ‘street knights’ yesterday followed the gang of robbers from Tan Binh District to district 3 where they stopped in front of the store and started to steal an SH scooter parked there. Being chased by the street guardians, the gang of robbers took out weapons to aggressively fight back. Consequently, two men died and three men were seriously wounded. Hospital deputy director Dr. Bui Minh … [Read more...] about Social News In Brief 15/5
Mexican film director Alfonso Cuaron, nominated for an Oscar for the space thriller "Gravity", sees foreigners in Hollywood today as part of a long industry tradition. Mexico-born director Alfonso Cuarón (L), nominated for his film "Gravity" and Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, nominated for his film "The Great Beauty", at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foreign Language Film nominees cocktail reception in Los Angeles, California. (AFP/Robyn Beck) HOLLYWOOD: Mexican film director Alfonso Cuaron, nominated for an Oscar for the space thriller "Gravity", sees foreigners in Hollywood today as part of a long industry tradition. Cuaron spoke at an event late Friday organised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for nominees in the Best Foreign Language Film category, to be awarded at Sunday's Oscar ceremony. Cuaron took a long view when asked to comment on the large number of foreigners who are candidates for an Oscar this year. "This is an … [Read more...] about “Gravity” director praises role of foreigners in Hollywood
(Cinet)- The contest launched by Primary Department of Culture and Information aims at encouraging the whole Party, people and army to be deeply aware of basic contents and great values of Ho Chi Minh President’s revolutionary moral example and thought. That helps to create strong changes on self-improved awareness, moral practice, improvement of revolutionary morals, diligence, saving, integrity, public-spirited and selfless; and combat degradation on political and moral thought, lifestyle and social evils, contributing to implementing the success of the 10th National Assembly Resolution of the Party. According to the Organizing Board, so far, Primary Department of Culture and Informationhas officially launched in 3 provinces: Binh Duong, Nghe An and Hai Phong. At the same time, another launching campaign will be held in Hanoi on 28th December. Participants comprise all Vietnamese citizens and overseas Vietnamese. Participatory works focus on praising human, virtue and Ho Chi … [Read more...] about Primary Department of Culture and Information launched a picture-composed contest to propagandize a campaign, titled “Study and follow the moral example of Ho Chi Minh”.