His Malaysian counterpart, meanwhile, says his team’s earlier defeat at Vietnam’s hands in the group stage will have no bearing on the final. Vietnam will play the first leg of AFF Cup final away in Malaysia at 7:45 p.m. today. It will be a special match for the team, Park said at a press conference on Monday. "It’s been 10 years since the last time Vietnam won the AFF Cup, so this game will be a special one for us. Playing an away match under the pressure of 80,000 fans will surely be a challenge. We have to be ready in every way to get a good result." Vietnamese coach Park Hang-seo at a pre-game press conference. Photo by VnExpress/Duc Dong Park said Malaysia was a tough opponent. "Malaysia has shown a very different appearance compared to the group stage match with Vietnam. They have the most skilled players. However, our 2-0 win in the group stage will give some confidence to the Vietnamese players," he added. Whole different ball game On the Malaysian side, … [Read more...] about AFF Cup: Special game coming up, says Vietnam coach
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — A new circus performance will be showcased promising to bring excitement and drama to audiences, especially children, according to artist Tống Toàn Thắng, deputy director of the Việt Nam Circus Federation. Entitled ‘A Forest of Fairies’, the story is about a princess with miraculous hair. A witch wants to harm the princess and take her hair. Animals in the forest protect the princess and defeat the witch. He said the performance will be entertaining and educational. “As it is arranged for children, the pieces always have a happy ending in which the good always wins over the bad,” said Thắng. The performance will feature acrobats, a magic show and circus tricks performed by actors dressed as dogs, pigs, ostrich, panda and monkeys. “The new performance will attract audiences with its fascinating script, music and light show,” he said. Besides setting up in Hà Nội, … [Read more...] about Circus performance, folk games promise excitement
Mandarin Square Capturing (Source: toquoc.vn)The organizing board will introduce folk games such as Hopscotch (India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam), Mandarin Square Capturing (Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam), Capture The Flag (Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam), and Walking on Coconut Shell (Brunei, Laos and Vietnam). Foreign students in Vietnam will directly instruct and participate in games with tourists. Representatives from Vietnam Museum of Ethnology said that this will be a chance for children to study similarities as well as differences in folk games of Vietnam and other countries in the world. Compiled by BTA … [Read more...] about International folk games in Hanoi
Viet Nam News by Robert Bicknell Can changing clubs make a difference in your game as a professional? We read all the time that a well-known Tour pro decided to switch brands, mostly due to a ridiculous amount of money being waved in his/her face. What people do not realize is that many of these pros are not entirely stupid and usually demand that the company make a virtual copy of their old tried and true club, with minimal cosmetic or technical changes, and just a new brand stamped on it. What’s old is new… sort of. But occasionally, the manufacturer might demand the player accept the designs they currently have, modified a bit to meet the player’s requirements. This can be something as simple as weighting, or grinding the sole a bit differently than what is actually on the market. But, almost without exception, once the player has a brand new set of clubs in his brand new bag, his game usually goes completely to hell, at least for a short while. Having said … [Read more...] about Can changing clubs make a difference in your game?
Melinda Colite held a picture of her grandson during a Senate investigation about the vaccine AFP/Noel CELIS While Dengvaxia's maker Sanofi has said unequivocally that its world-first vaccination is safe, Philippine authorities disagree publicly over whether it could have contributed to children's deaths. The resulting confusion has prompted a dangerous plunge in vaccination rates in the Philippines for other diseases. It has also added to a swirling political battle, fanned by bloggers who back President Rodrigo Duterte and have an audience of millions of Facebook followers. "The blame game has taken over the main issue," Ronald Mendoza, dean of the Ateneo de Manila University's School of Government, told AFP. "It may be doing damage to public health rather than protecting it." Health authorities have said child vaccination rates against illnesses like measles have dropped by as much as 25 percentage points over the previous year as public anger and mistrust has grown in the … [Read more...] about Confusion, blame game fuels Philippines vaccine scandal