A tourist takes pictures of Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago famous for its wildlife preserve. — Photo monitor.co.ugViet Nam News RIO DE JANEIRO — She’s a born rebel: a remote Brazilian island welcomed its first baby in 12 years after a local woman broke the rule against giving birth there. The baby girl born on the Atlantic outpost of Fernando de Noronha on Saturday came as a surprise to everyone -- including the parents. "The mother, who does not want to be identified, went into labour at home," the island’s administration said in a statement carried by O Globo newspaper. "The family says it wasn’t aware of the pregnancy." Tiny Fernando de Noronha -- an archipelago famous for its wildlife preserve and with a population of just over 3,000 -- doesn’t authorise births because there’s no maternity ward, O Globo reported. Expectant mothers are told to travel to the mainland, where the nearest big city is Natal, 365km across the ocean. … [Read more...] about Baby’s birth breaks rule on remote Brazilian island
Lewis Hamilton reopened old wounds on Monday (Apr 30) when the Mercedes driver accused title rival Sebastian Vettel of breaking the rules during Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton accuses Sebastian Vettel of dangerous tactics when the safety car left the circuit in Baku on Sunday (Apr 29). (Photo: AFP/Andrej Isakovic) Hamilton repeated his complaint made during Sunday's race when he accused the German Ferrari driver of slowing and accelerating, almost stopping and then re-starting, while they followed the Safety Car. "The rules are that when the safety car goes, you're not allowed to start and stop, start and stop," he said. "You're not allowed to gas and then brake. You're not allowed to fake the guy behind. "Because, naturally, if there was not that rule, that's what you'd do, because, eventually, you'd catch them sleeping. You're not allowed to do that. "Every re-start I've done ... I've abided by that. In Australia, Sebastian accelerated and then braked and I … [Read more...] about Hamilton accuses Vettel of breaking rules
Jens Wegmann from Germany, who was recently on a seven-day holiday to Ha Noi with his girlfriend, said his overriding impression of the city was the mayhem on the roads. "At one point I didn't think we'd make it back home alive," Wegmann said, adding that many of his friends were also horrified by the driving in Ha Noi. He said that while walking from Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake to Hang Gai Street in the Old Quarter at night, both he and his girlfriend were nearly killed by motorbike racers. "We were walking along the road immersed in conversation when there was suddenly a deafening roar. We leapt onto the pavement just as a group of motorbikes flew past," Wegmann said, adding that he was certain that they would have been killed if they had been hit. Ly Nha Ky, a local artist, said she often saw teenagers racing their bikes in Ba Ria-Vung Tau. These people purposely speed to demonstrate their supposed machoness, he said. "I saw two racers die on the road when they hit each other, but no one … [Read more...] about Officials urge public to obey road rules
VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Anh Tuan has asked relevant agencies to name singers, models and show organizers who broke the laws on the media. To avoid granting performing licenses to show organizers and artists that violated the laws, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has asked provincial departments of culture, sports and tourism to update the list of violators in the last three years and send it to the Performing Art Agency. Based on this list, individuals and organizations that broke the law systematically will be inspected. The Deputy Minister also asked local departments to set up hot lines to receive information on violations in performing activities. The Performing Art Agency is assigned to set up three working groups to combine with the Ministry’s Inspectorate to check performing arts in some key areas like Hanoi, HCM City, Thai Nguyen and Thanh Hoa before August 30. The Performing Art Agency is requested to … [Read more...] about Breaking rules, artists will be named by the media
Modern Cheo: breaking the rules? (20-09-2005) by Anh Thu In 1988 director Doan Hoang Giang's play, Nang Sita (Princess Sita), faced the scorn of critics after he broke with tradition by using modern language in the traditional cheo opera. But audiences loved it and filled the 1,000-seat Cong Nhan Theatre in Ha Noi every night of the performance. Behind the scenes, Giang faced stinging comments from dozens of veteran artists, critics and even cultural authorities. Still, the cheo artistic community continued to experiment. Today, the argument about what is best — modern or traditional - remains. Says Giang: "I have no idea whether cheo should be maintained in the traditional way or be made more modern. I'm just exhausted from talking about the issue." Actress and singer Thu Huyen of the Ha Noi Cheo Theatre, however, thinks that critics are missing the point. "Performing in either a modern or traditional way isn't a problem with me. I only care about how our cheo artists … [Read more...] about Modern Cheo: breaking the rules?