Viet Nam News by Paul Kennedy I don’t really know that much about Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan although it’s safe to say he has far more money than I can ever dream of. And believe me, I can dream of a lot. Ten years ago, Sheik Mansour bought Manchester City football club for a reported £210 million (VNĐ6.5 trillion). The season before the member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi decided to splash the cash, they finished ninth in the Premier League but since his investment, the only way has been up. They have won the Premier League three times, the FA Cup and last weekend for the fourth time they won the Football League Cup. Money well spent or success bought? City fans don’t care either way as long as the side is winning trophies. And right now, that’s exactly what they are doing. For many years, generations in fact, Manchester City lived in the shadows of their wealthier and far more successful rivals, Manchester United but in the last five or … [Read more...] about No matter how much you have, money can’t always buy you love
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Viet Nam News Hà Thị Vân Anh is a Vietnamese national living in a country in eastern Europe called Ukraine. She is teaching Ukrainians how to speak Vietnamese. Her students love the language. One of them once told her: “It feels like I was born in Việt Nam. I love the Vietnamese language so much.” By Ngân Bình, for Việt Nam News from Kiev, Ukraine One autumn day, a Vietnamese teacher at a university in Kiev asked me to go for a walk. “I have just completed writing a new curriculum to teach Vietnamese to Ukrainian students. I need some fresh air and time to relax because it’s taken me two months,” said Hà Thị Vân Anh. Walking through the large park under the shadow of big trees and breathing in the fresh air, Anh happily told me the story of her journey as a bank official in Việt Nam to becoming a teacher in the Ukraine. She’d been longing for a breakthrough and had finally … [Read more...] about Love of a language
Viet Nam News By Hoàng Hồ After an incredible fight, actress Mai Phương, who has been receiving special treatment for aggressive lung cancer, has been discharged from Military Hospital 175 into the loving arms of friends, family, fans and colleagues. Although the battle against cancer is not over, with Phương facing many more hospital visits and follow-up appointments, her journey has been remarkable and inspirational. Since the first days of her treatment, the hospital has welcomed visits from many celebrities to help and encourage Phương. With continuous updates on the media and thousands of messages from fans on Facebook around Việt Nam, everything seemed to be going well, until actor Gia Bảo – a close friend of Phương’s, spoke up and caused some ripples. “If you don’t have a close relationship with the patient, you can just help by offering messages of … [Read more...] about How much does sympathy really cost?
Viet Nam News Nguyễn Việt Hùng has a passion for tea. Especially tea that is organic. That is, grown using nature’s way rather than chemicals and fertilisers. He has travelled all around Việt Nam and learned a lot about tea. So much so that he won a smart award. By Bùi Quỳnh Hoa Inner Sanctum: Could you tell us how you got involved with organic tea? I started to study organic tea 10 years ago, but became more seriously devoted in the last five years. At first, I did it because I loved drinking tea and wanted to brew tea in my own way. But gradually, after travelling to northern mountainous provinces such as Hà Giang, Sơn La and Yên Bái, where tea forests can be up to 300 years old, I’ve fallen in love with organic tea. I took part in the Tea Master Cup Competition in 2016, which was held in Việt Nam, and became the champion. This was a chance for me to meet other tea … [Read more...] about Tea champ loves the drink
Viet Nam News Trần Duy Quang has made a name for himself as an ultra trail marathon runner. Sometimes he gets to run in beautiful places. It all takes a lot of training. Trần Duy Quang even runs in the forests at night. Trần Duy Quang, 29, has only been running for three years but has already won a number of events. He triumphed in the men’s 70km category of the Dalat Ultra Trail International Marathon in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng and is the first Vietnamese runner to win the Việt Nam Mountain Marathon in Sa Pa, Lào Cai Province, which is one of the largest ultra-running events in Asia and a landmark event in Southeast Asia. Thanh Nga catches up with him. Inner Sanctum: You have won the Dalat Ultra Trail International Marathon which attracted some 2,300 domestic and foreign runners. How did you feel? I was very happy to overcome international archrivals from New Zealand, India, … [Read more...] about For the love of running