While stopping at the International Schools of North America (SNA) on November 12, footballer Cong Vinh – President of NHG Football Department – shared with more than 500 pupils that there is a logical link between playing a kind of sports with forming the personality. As said by Mr. Vinh, football can help us realize our true nature and value through the contact with other members of the team, who greatly differ in age and characteristics. He affirmed that via playing football, there is a chance to learn how to control our feelings and behaviors before, in, and after the game regardless of the positive or negative results. It is also an opportunity to practice the team spirit and the habit of sharing. All of them should guide players to prove themselves worthy and become the strongest possible. The program ‘NHG & CV9 Collaboration on Having Professional School Football’ launched in educational institutes of NHG will mostly focus on physical training, … [Read more...] about Football star Cong Vinh inspires pupils to play sports
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Peach Garden brings Chinese fine dining to HCMCBy Minh Tuan Dorothy Lim (R), marketing and communications manager of Peach Garden Group, shows guests how to eat roasted suckling pig with Singapore-style fermented vegetables - PHOTO: MINH TUAN HCMC - Vincom Center Landmark 81 in HCMC welcomed a new culinary member with the grand opening of Peach Garden Chinese Restaurant on the fourth floor on September 24. “It is our great pleasure to take Peach Garden, our premier Chinese dining brand under Select Group, outside of Singapore for the first time and, partnering with MESA Group, to introduce our food to culinary connoisseurs in Vietnam,” said Vincent Tan, managing director of Select Group. Peach Garden was founded by Angela Ho and Veronica Tan, two veteran restaurateurs with a life-long passion for exquisite Cantonese cuisine and a commitment to provide quality service. The menu of Peach Garden’s HCMC restaurant is adapted from its Singapore restaurants, but … [Read more...] about Peach Garden brings Chinese fine dining to HCMC
“I saw all the matches of Iraq in the qualifying round and they changed their style in each match. They are very strong. They have good skills and flexible moves as well as good physical strength,” said Vietnam’s coach Park Hang-seo in the press conference ahead of the game held in China on January 19.“We prepared well for the coming match. Maybe we won’t only focus on defense, we will play attack when we have chances,” said Park.Vietnam earned their place in the top eight as runners-up from Group D after notching an impressive 1-0 win over Australia and drawing goalless with Syria in the last Group D match. Iraq topped Group C following a 4-1 win over Malaysia before a draw with Saudi Arabia and a 1-0 triumph over Jordan.Facing Iraq is surely difficult for Vietnam as Iraq are among the candidates to win the tournament’s title. They triumphed at the event in 2014 and finished third in the 2016 event.However, every team have their weakness and … [Read more...] about Vietnam to play attack against Iraq
Hanoi’s egg coffee has received numerous compliment for international media. Per a recent piece in The Guardian about the coffee, “It doesn’t taste of egg – more like vanilla – and while I can taste the coffee at the bottom of the cup, the egg part is surprisingly light-tasting and not at all sickly, though certainly sweet. The cold option, laden with ice, is more of a dessert and tastes like coffee ice-cream”. The hot version of egg coffee comes resting in a small dish of hot water to maintain its temperature. The strong coffee taste at the bottom of the cup seeps through the egg -- the yellow layer on top -- and is quite thick and sweet, though not sickly. And now, the page Cultura Colectiva+ published a video clip about how to make this drink: … [Read more...] about How to make Hanoi`s egg coffee?
UNESCO has given feedback about Vietnam’s ca tru file. Director of the Music Institute, Le Toan, talked about the compilation of the ca tru file and how to restore this art. We had to stop compiling the ca tru file for a long time in 2006 because UNESCO changed the form of recognition of intangible hertigages. Did we have to amend the file much to fit new criteria? We had been compiling the file for over one year when UNESCO changed its criteria for choosing heritages. We had to add more information to the file, but the old data was not redundant. There is a controversy about the birth of ca tru. Some say that it appeared in the 11th century and others say in the 15th century. What is the Music Institute’s opinion about it? Historical documents dating back to the 11th century have some words about ca tru but they are unclear. It was not until the 15th century when ca tru flourished to become a type of art. The most important part of the file is the … [Read more...] about How to restore ca tru?
The Qatar Football Association (QFC) has invited Vietnam’s U16 National Football Squad to play two young teams from the Aspire Football Centre on December 15 and 17. The invitation was prompted by the team’s brilliant performance at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Championship 2010 where they passed the qualifying round in Group G along with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. This will be an excellent opportunity and a reward for the determination of head coach Hoang Van Phuc’s boys as Aspire is considered one of the world’s leading training venues for young footballers. To prepare for the matches in Qatar, the U16 team will train at the Vietnam Training Centre for Young Football Players on December 7 and will arrive in Doha, Qatar, in the following week.Source: VOV … [Read more...] about U16 team to play friendlies in Qatar
The disappointing results from Vietnamese football clubs in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League have cost them the chance to compete in the next tournament. The champion club of the V-League has not qualified to play in the 2011-2012 AFC Champions League final round. It also loses the chance to secure a place in the tournament via the play-offs. It has to settle for playing in the AFC Cup instead. The place that formerly belonged to the Vietnamese team will be handed to a football club from Qatar which means that T&T Hanoi will automatically compete in the AFC Cup. Last season, V-League defending champions, SHB Da Nang, lost their play-off match with Muang Thong from Thailand and will have to compete in the AFC-Cup. Source: VOV … [Read more...] about Vietnam loses chance to play in AFC Champions League
Tourists from China and South Korea are continuing to buoy New Zealand's tourism industry during periods of the economic downturn, the Chilean volcano ash cloud and Christchurch earthquakes, figures from the Ministry of Economic Development show. And Chinese tourists could soon spend more in New Zealand than U.S. tourists, New Zealand tourism chiefs said. Spending by international visitors fell by 6.5 percent to 5.6 billion NZ dollars (4.67 billion U.S. dollars) in the year ending June, according to the International Visitors' Survey, the first by the ministry to fully cover the events of Christchurch and Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano. The drop in spending was consistent with the previous survey covering the year to March, said the ministry's tourism research and evaluation manager, Peter Ellis. "Spending by international tourists has been dropping for over a year even though the number arriving remains pretty constant," said Ellis. "One significant reason tourists are … [Read more...] about Chinese tourists set to overtake U.S. visitors in NZ spending
Vietnamese chess star Le Quang Liem will play multiple games with 20 amateur players who are his fans this Wednesday in Ho Chi Minh City. The event, which will take place at HDBank’s headquarters on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1, is a warm-up activity for the International Chess Tournament HDBank Cup 2012. 8-year-old Truong Ngo Minh Hanh, a second grader in Thu Duc District, is the youngest out of the 20 luckiest fans who won drawing lots to play with the grandmaster. “Hanh is extremely happy,” his mother told Tuoi Tre. “He is counting down to the challenge day.” “I want nothing more than a chance to play with Vietnam’s No. 1 chess player Le Quang Liem.” The event’s organizing board said Liem would select one of the matches to be awarded the “Best Game” title.The International Chess Tournament HDBank Cup 2012 will run from March 2 – 7 at HDBank’s headquarters, with participation of nearly 100 … [Read more...] about Chess star to play multiple games with fans
Chinese furniture firms to boost investment in VietnamLe Hoang HCMC – Many Chinese furniture producers, especially those from Tianjin City, have plans to step up investment and trade ties with Vietnamese companies, said Gao Xi Zhi, chairwoman of the Tianjin Furniture Association. On the sidelines of a seminar on promotion of trade and investment cooperation between Vietnam and China’s Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei held in HCMC on December 7, Gao Xi Zhi told the Daily that Chinese furniture firms in general and Tianjin firms in particular are keen on the Vietnamese market due to lower labor costs. Investing in Vietnam, Chinese furniture producers can enjoy tariff incentives when exporting their products to the countries which have signed free trade agreements with Vietnam. Tianjin has over 7,000 enterprises trading in the interior furnishing sector including 3,000 furniture producers. Most of Tianjin Furniture Association members that want to sound out investment opportunities … [Read more...] about Chinese furniture firms to boost investment in Vietnam