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Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – September 30

Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – September 30

Sunday, September 30, 2012, 08:23 GMT+7

TuoiTreNews briefs the salient news that is carried today, September 29, in Vietnamese media.

Society:

-- 52-year-old Nguyen Nhat, who has an economics PhD and is former Chairman of People’s Committee of Ha Tinh province, has been appointed as new director of the Vietnam Maritime Administration, the Ministry of Transports has just announced. Meanwhile, Duong Chi Dung, the administration’s former director, has been recently arrested abroad for his alleged economic offenses when he was board chairman of the state-owned Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) corporation.

-- Vietnam’s VND10,000 and VND20,000 cotton banknotes will be taken out of circulation as of January 1, 2013, according to an announcement by the State Bank of Vietnam.

-- The second conference for overseas Vietnamese, which has a big focus on national unity and traditions, cultural identity, and overseas Vietnamese intellectuals, wrapped up in Ho Chi Minh City on September 28 after two days of sitting.

Sports: 

-- Premier League leaders Chelsea beat London rivals Arsenal 2-1 while Tottenham Hotspur ended their Old Trafford hoodoo and beat Manchester United 3-2 there for the first time since 1989 to leave Chelsea three points clear on Saturday, according to a Reuters report.

Lifestyle:

-- The movie Mui Co Chay (The Scent of Burnt Grass) by Vietnamese director Nguyen Huu Muoi has been nominated for the 85th Academy Awards in the category Best Foreign Language Film.

Politics:

-- State President Truong Tan Sang has sent a letter to Vietnamese children wishing them a merry and joyful Mid Autumn festival, that will take place today (September 30).

-- Experts from Vietnam and Chinese counterparts discussed the sea area off the Tonkin Gulf during the two-day second expert-level negotiation round in Beijing that concluded on Sept. 27. To be updated...

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