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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...

2008-09-28 00:00:17

By Richard Waters This country is enjoying a surge in eco-tourism. Richard Waters reveals why There's a lot to like about this country of faded Indochinese villas and temples; it repeatedly sucks me back into its forest- clad petals like a benign Venus flytrap. My excuse for returning to Laos this time is to take a trek in one of the country's many national protected areas (NPAs), home to some of the most pristine forests in South-east Asia, and its exotica of tigers, leopards and...

2008-09-19 09:00:29

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot MORE THAN 30 YEARS have passed since Vietnam and Americans still have not come to terms with the war that was waged there. A rare and probing movie directed by a Virginia Wesleyan College philosophy professor and made by a team of about five local students seeks passionately to make some sense of the conflict - and to bring it to a close. "Making Peace With Vietnam," produced with no budget and a lot of commitment, gets three showings...

2008-09-16 09:00:39

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- When American troops in Vietnam answered the call to correspond with a young reporter four decades ago, they could not have envisioned the enduring relevancy of their war letters or the legacy their words, photographs and memorabilia would leave to succeeding generations. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080916/NETU002-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080916/NETU002-b ) A new book, Vietnam Mailbag, Voices...

2008-09-14 09:00:27

By KATHLEEN PARKER CAMDEN, S.C. WHILE THE political class was focused on the meaning of pigs wearing lipstick, a few fortunate South Carolinians were riveted by the meaning of valor. The occasion was a celebration of four of the state's living recipients of the Medal of Honor - Charles Murray Jr., (Army, WWII, 1944), John Baker (Army, Vietnam, 1966), James Livingston (USMC, Vietnam, 1968) and Michael Thornton (Navy, Vietnam, 1972). The four appeared in Camden (at an event my husband...

2008-09-12 18:00:21

By MALIN RISING dailymail.com Click to watch AP Video of John McCains release. STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Previously unseen footage emerged Thursday showing Republican presidential candidate John McCain as a proud, stoic prisoner of war in Hanoi on the day his Vietnamese captors released him to the U.S. military. A former reporter from Swedish broadcaster SVT, 71-year-old Erik Eriksson, told The Associated Press he found the video in the network's archives while researching a book he was...

2008-09-12 09:00:15

By MALIN RISING By Malin Rising The Associated Press STOCKHOLM, Sweden Previously unseen footage emerged Thursday showing Republican presidential candidate John McCain as a prisoner of war in Hanoi on the day his Vietnamese captors released him to the U.S. military. A former reporter from Swedish broadcaster SVT, Erik Eriksson, told The Associated Press that he found the video in the network's archives while researching a book he was writing about his experiences as a Vietnam War...

2008-09-11 09:00:33

Cavico Corp. ("Cavico" or "the Company") (OTC BB: CVIC), a leading infrastructure development company in Vietnam, today announced that Cavico Bridge and Underground Construction JSC ("Cavico Bridge"), a majority owned subsidiary of Cavico, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with KoKen Boring Machine Co., Ltd ("KoKen") on August 11, 2008 to supply workers to the Nam Bak hydropower plant in Lao People's Democratic Republic ("Laos"). According to the terms of the MOU, from...

2008-09-05 03:00:14

By Young, Douglas Lacao, Meong; Hui, Warren; Xuan, Nguyen VOX POP The 'pink' market is big business for media owners in the West. Are their Asian equivalents missing a trick by not producing content that targets this sector of society? Brand owner YES Douglas Young, founder & CEO, GOD Hong Kong "Media owners, like lifestyle stores, neglect the gay and lesbian community at their peril. This community has always been the trendsetter - look at all the brands and trends that were...

2008-09-04 09:00:34

Providential Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: PRVH) (FRANKFURT: PR7), which operates in merger and acquisitions consultancy, financial services, energy and resources, real estate development and invests in special opportunities, has successfully completed the reverse merger of Nam Kim Joint Stock Co., a Vietnam-based company, ("NAKISCO") into a U.S. publicly traded entity, Sanitary Environmental Monitoring Labs, Inc., formerly known as SemcoLabs, Inc. According to the Stock Purchase and Investment...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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