Posts Tagged ‘ model ’

The greenest car you’ve (likely) never heard of 

April 16, 2011
The greenest car you’ve (likely) never heard of 

The Honda Civic GX 4DR, a natural Gas vehicle, at a car show in Los Angeles. The greenest car you’ve likely never heard of will soon be hitting Honda showrooms across the United States as the Japanese automaker expands sales of its compressed natural gas powered Civic. Honda has been quietly winning green car awards [...]

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Artistic license, altruistic claims 

April 16, 2011
Artistic license, altruistic claims 

Poster of pop group Danity Kane posing naked for an anti-fur campaign. A Vietnamese model’s claim that nude photographs of herself aimed to promote awareness of environmental protection has been received with skepticism and criticism. Vietnam is a society still bound by long-standing traditional mores, although some of these have unraveled at a rapid pace [...]

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Toyota Vietnam admits technical flaws, rules out recall  

April 3, 2011
Toyota Vietnam admits technical flaws, rules out recall  

Toyota's Innova is a popular car model Vietnam, used widely by many taxi companies Toyota Vietnam on Friday admitted that there were technical problems with nearly 9,000 cars of the Innova model, but said a recall would not be necessary. Officials from the company said around 8,830 cars of the model may have problems in [...]

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Male model investigated for role in smuggling ring 

March 28, 2011
Male model investigated for role in smuggling ring 

Model and actor Vinh Thuy Well-known male model and actor Le Xuan Vinh Thuy has been placed under investigation for suspected involvement in a smuggling case discovered by Vietnamese police last year. Thuy, 23, and two of his accomplices are now being investigated on charges of conducting illegal business activities, a source close to the [...]

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Home ownership: for life or forever? 

February 25, 2011
Home ownership: for life or forever? 

A worker sweeps a street near an apartment building in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2. A proposal by the Ministry of Construction to limit apartment ownership to fixed terms has divided officials and experts. Some say term ownership will help bring down home prices in Vietnam and help spur housing upgrades and the building [...]

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Vietnam crowns its first ‘Top Model’ with a fizzle 

January 28, 2011
Vietnam crowns its first ‘Top Model’ with a fizzle 

   (L-R) Top 3 of the first season ‘Vietnam’s Next Top Model’ Thu Thuy, Tuyet Lan and Huyen Trang compete in swimsuit. Tallest contestant Huyen Trang is the winner. Last November, Vietnam joined a handful of countries looking to jump aboard the Next Top Model train. Five hundred women from all over the country turned [...]

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Vietnam needs to change growth model: Deputy PM 

January 10, 2011
Vietnam needs to change growth model: Deputy PM 

Comsumer prices rose 11.75 percent in 2010 Vietnam has to change its growth model in 2011 as the country’s economy has thus far only achieved fast but not sustainable growth, says Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung. Speaking at a press briefing in Hanoi on Friday, he said the economy had expanded 6.78 percent in [...]

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Prodigies or bodies? 

December 22, 2010
Prodigies or bodies? 

  Modeling industry, parents join hands to exploit pre-teen girls Le Hoang Bao Tran (L), 12, on the catwalk. Tran recently made headlines when her skirt was blown up (à la Marilyn Monroe) by an electric fan during a fashion show. 16-year-old Hong Que (R) from Hanoi started walking the catwalk when she was only [...]

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Seas’ witnesses 

December 20, 2010
Seas’ witnesses 

  Vietnamese boat maker woos collectors and connoisseurs with expert craftsmanship   A small sailboat built by Old Modern Handicraftscan is tested in a man-made pond in Binh Thuan Province. The sails of a solitary white yacht flutter proudly in the blue waters of the coastal province of Binh Thuan. Canoes and kayaks make way [...]

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The secrets of “Made-in-Vietnam” planes

February 6, 2010
The secrets of “Made-in-Vietnam” planes

An exhibition about the first locally-manufactured aircrafts opened at the Museum for Air Defense and the Air Force on February 2 but are they the first made-in-Vietnam planes? VietNamNet finds out.   The two farmers and their “helicopter”. In 1999 rice grower Le Van Danh and a rubber farmer Tran Quoc Hai, who ran a shop [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...