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2011-11-03 11:00:00

Vietnam-Visa.org has recently initiated a column of Vietnamese embassy information, which, though not new, is one of the greatest ideas ever. (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 Vietnam-Visa.org has recently initiated a column of Vietnam embassy information, which, though not new, is one of the greatest ideas ever. Vietnam-visa.org now embraces the most comprehensive information regarding addresses and contacts of Vietnamese embassies in each country, with customized tips for visa applicants based on...

2011-03-02 00:00:27

There are two Vietnams today. One that is real and the other that exists only in the mind's eye of the soldiers who fought there more than thirty-five years ago. The Vietnam of today has five-star resorts like the Sheraton Hanoi, set on the same streets, where between 1964 and 1975, at the so-called Hanoi Hilton, American POWs were housed at Hoa Lo. For many Americans, they have moved on, for thousands of others Vietnam remains exactly as it was"”a battlefield. Sterling Heights, MI...

2009-09-15 07:00:00

HANOI, Vietnam, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cavico Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: CAVO), a leading infrastructure development company based in Vietnam, today announced that it has received approval from Laos' Ministry of Planning and Investment to register and form Cavico Muong Hom LLC in Laos. Cavico Muong Hom's offices will be located at Phon Si Nuon village, Muong Sisattanak, in Laos' capital of Vientiane. Cavico Muong Hom LLC is a joint venture between Muong Hom Mining LLC (20%), Lao...

2009-01-18 14:23:58

The owners of a building in Santa Ana, Calif., say they shut down an art exhibit that featured communist symbols after it drew a major art protest. Jim Nichols, co-owner of the building that housed the controversial exhibit, said the decision was made to close down the art show after hundreds of former Vietnamese political refugees protested the site this weekend, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. We support the arts, Nichols said of Saturday's protest. But my gosh. Create a firestorm?...

2008-10-24 09:00:18

Vietnam United Steel Corporation (PINKSHEETS: VUSC), a leading specialty steel manufacturing company in Vietnam, announced today that the Company's management has completed an introductory visit in the U.S. to present its growth plan to The NASDAQ OMX Group and several leading investment banks in New York and Los Angeles as well as meeting with potential joint venture and strategic partners from Illinois and Atlanta during the period from October 9 to October 17, 2008. "Vietnam United Steel...

2008-10-07 06:00:34

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Vietnam, Laos strengthen cooperation in post-telecom sector"] Vientiane (VNA) - Vietnam and Laos have signed a bilateral cooperation agreement in the post and telecommunication sector following discussions between Vietnamese Minister of Information and Communication Le Doan Hop and Minister of the Lao National Post and Telecom Agency Khamlouad Sidlakone in Vientiane...

2008-10-06 12:00:30

By Jim Belshaw Abroad smile spreads across Deryle Perryman's face long before he gets to the punch line of the story. But when the punch line arrives, it's easy to see why the smile is hard to suppress. The story is equal parts humor and irony, one of those stories that has you laughing at first and then stopping to think how many layers of history can be stacked into one short funny story. He was back in Vietnam on one of several return trips since his first visit in 1967. A Vietnamese...

2008-10-01 03:00:00

By Anonymous Replacing France: The Origins of American Intervention in Vietnam. By Kathryn Slater. Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky Press, 2007, 392 pages, $45. The War Managers. By Douglas Kinnard. (First published in 1977) Annapolis, Md: Re-published by the Naval Institute Press, 2007, 228 pages, $19.95. Reviewed by Commander Youssef Aboul-Enein, USN The Vietnam conflict is one that cannot be avoided when studying American military history, strategy, and national policy....

2008-10-01 03:00:19

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website Hanoi (VNA) -State President Nguyen Minh Triet received the newly- accredited Mongolian, Canadian and Australian ambassadors in Hanoi on September 30, after they presented credentials to him earlier the same day. President Triet told the Mongolian Ambassador Palam Sundev that during his official visit to Mongolia next month, leaders of the two countries would discuss measures to raise traditional friendship and...

2008-09-30 06:00:27

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website Hanoi (VNA) -Four Vietnamese northern border provinces have signed minutes of their joint working groups' first meeting with a neighbouring Chinese province, pledging to increase cross-border cooperation. The joint working groups from the Vietnamese border provinces of Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Lai Chau and Dien Bien and the Chinese province of Yunnan held their first meeting in Sa Pa resort, Lao Cai, on Sept. 26-29 with a...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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