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2008-11-20 10:20:01

Vietnam's fourth largest oilfield, a $1 billion offshore project, has gone into production, Cuu Long, the operating company, announced. Cuu Long, a joint venture, said the Su Tu Vang (Golden Lion) oilfield is expected to have an output of about 65,000 barrels a day, Vietnam News said. The oilfield is located off the Vietnamese coast southeast of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.

2008-09-08 09:00:44

Aker Solutions, a provider of engineering and construction services to the oil and gas companies, has opened a new operation center in Vung Tau, Vietnam. The new operation centre, which is located within the state-owned base of Petroleum Technical Services (PTSC), will provide strategic support services for Aker Solutions's onshore and offshore oil and gas customers in the country. Vung Tau, which is located 125km from Ho Chih Minh City, was chosen as the operation base of Aker Solutions...

2008-07-10 09:01:18

Vietnam to build third oil refinery HANOI, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam is making preparations to build a petrochemical complex, including an oil refinery, with total investment of 10 billion U.S. dollars in southern Ba Ria Vung Tau province, according to local newspaper Young People on Wednesday. The Vietnamese government has basically agreed with the complex 's construction in Long Son island commune, Vung Tau city, Ba Ria Vung Tau province, the newspaper said. The project's investor is...

2006-06-14 20:27:25

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters) - Disgraced former British singer Gary Glitter, jailed in Vietnam for sexually molesting children, declared "I'm innocent" when he arrived in court on Thursday to appeal the charges and sentence. The hearing in the People's Supreme Court of communist-run Vietnam was closed to the public and media but the court will open when the decision is announced later in the day. Glitter, 62, has been imprisoned in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau...

2006-05-30 05:22:57

HANOI (Reuters) - A Vietnam court has rescheduled an appeal hearing of disgraced British "glam rocker" Gary Glitter over his three-year sentence for molesting children to June 15, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Le Thanh Kinh said by telephone that his client would be moved from a detention center in the resort town of Vung Tau the same day for a one-day hearing of his appeal at the Supreme Court in Ho Chi Minh City. The appeal hearing was previously scheduled for May 19. Glitter, who...

2006-05-15 23:26:57

HANOI (Reuters) - A Vietnam court has postponed the May 19 appeal hearing of disgraced British "glam rocker" Gary Glitter over his three-year sentence for molesting children, his lawyer said on Tuesday. The lawyer Le Thanh Kinh said by telephone that he had not been given a new date by the Supreme Court in Ho Chi Minh City for Glitter's appeal. "The court told me they had decided to delay the appeal but did not provide reason or new date," Kinh said. Glitter, who turned 62 on May 8,...

2006-05-03 02:49:10

HANOI (Reuters) - Disgraced British "glam rocker" Gary Glitter, sentenced to three years in a Vietnamese jail for molesting children, will appeal to the country's Supreme Court on May 19, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Lawyer Le Thanh Kinh said Glitter, 61, would be moved to the courtroom in Ho Chi Minh City on the same day of the hearing from the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau where he has been imprisoned since last November. "It will be a one-day hearing on May 19, and the...

2006-05-03 00:17:15

HANOI (Reuters) - Disgraced British "glam rocker" Gary Glitter, sentenced to three years in a Vietnamese jail for molesting children, will appeal to the country's Supreme Court on May 19, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Lawyer Le Thanh Kinh said Glitter, 61, would be moved to the courtroom in Ho Chi Minh City on the same day of the hearing from the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau where he has been imprisoned since last November. "It will be a one-day hearing on May 19, and the...

2006-04-30 04:07:05

HANOI (Reuters) - Disgraced "glam rocker" Gary Glitter's appeal against a three-year jail sentence for molesting children in Vietnam will be heard by a court next month, a Vietnamese newspaper reported on Sunday. Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper quoted a court official as saying that the appeal would be heard on May 19 in Ho Chi Minh City. Glitter, 61, was sentenced in the southern resort city of Vung Tau on March 3. The report could not be immediately confirmed. Communist-run...

2006-04-30 03:58:51

Corrects second paragraph to read "...would be heard on May 19 in Ho Chi Minh City" HANOI (Reuters) - Disgraced "glam rocker" Gary Glitter's appeal against a three-year jail sentence for molesting children in Vietnam will be heard by a court next month, a Vietnamese newspaper reported on Sunday. Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper quoted a court official as saying that the appeal would be heard on May 19 in Ho Chi Minh City. Glitter, 61, was sentenced in the southern resort city of...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.