PARIS: UEFA helped Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City get around their own Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, according to a Football Leaks investigation published on Friday (Nov 2). Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City and Qatar's Paris Saint-Germain have used "forbidden money" to inflate their budgets, alleges a Football Leaks investigation. (Photo: AFP/Scott Heppell) According to the investigation of "more than 70 million documents" analysed "over eight months by 80 journalists" from members of European Investigative Collaborations (EIC), UEFA "knowingly helped the clubs to cover up their own irregularities for 'political reasons'" under the leadership of Michel Platini and Gianni Infantino. Both clubs, owned and bankrolled by wealth from Qatar and Abu Dhabi respectively, have avoided the most severe FFP punishment of being excluded from the UEFA Champions League. Football Leaks claims that between them Qatar and Abu Dhabi have injected some €4.5 billion (US$5.1 … [Read more...] about UEFA, PSG, Man City targeted in Football Leaks revelations
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Contest invites entries for Ha Long Bay souvenirs The Ha Long Bay Management Board has launched a contest to mark the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO's recognition of the Ha Long Bay as a World Natural Heritage site. That recognition was granted on December 17, 1994. The contest seeks souvenir items which not only have good design, but also represent the specific identity as well as beauty of the spot. The contest's organisers said they would welcome all materials that will be used to make the souvenir entries, but the fact is that those made with environment friendly or locally available materials would be preferred. The entries can be sent by September 10 and the result will be announced on October 14. There are two VND15-million or US$700 first prizes, two VND10-million or $470 second prizes, and two VND5-million or $240 third prizes. The winning entries will be displayed at the Quang Ninh Provincial Museum. For more details about the contest, visit … [Read more...] about Art & Entertainment News Headlines 2/7
British dance ensemble to brighten Vietnam stages Two stunning contemporary dance productions “Without Stars” and “There We Have Been” inspired by Haruki Murakami’s novel Norwegian Wood are set to light up Vietnam stages this October. James Cousins and his dancers will hit the Youth Theatre in Hanoi for a one-night-only show on October 22 and the IDECAF stage in Ho Chi Minh City on October 25-25. A graduate of the London Contemporary Dance School, James Cousins founded his dance company in 2012 along with creative producer Francesca Moseley. Also in 2012, he was the recipient of the inaugural Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Choreography Award. “Saving Every Woman, Saving Every Child” photo exhibition A photo exhibition shining the light on challenges women and girls around the globe face sponsored by the Embassy of Canada is set to take place at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi from October 9-21. The photographs showcase … [Read more...] about Art & Entertainment News 8/10
Russian festival on its way The Russian Cultural Days 2013 will be held from November 11-17 in Ha Noi, HCM City and Binh Duong Province by the culture ministries of Viet Nam and Russia. Activities consist of art performances, photo exhibitions and Russian Film Days which will screen Russian contemporary feature movies such as My Dad is Baryshnikov, I'll be Around, My Boyfriend is an Angel and White Tiger. As scheduled, a splendid art performance will open the event which takes place on November 12 at the Ha Noi Opera House. The art performance will also be organised at HCM City's Municipal Theatre on November 15 and at the Binh Duong Cultural Centre the following day. The event aims to strengthen the relationship between Viet Nam and Russian Federation in various fields like culture, art and tourism. Contemporary sculpture gallery opens A gallery dedicated only to the art of sculpture will open its doors tomorrow at 12 Quan Su Street. The gallery's opening will be marked with an … [Read more...] about Art & Entertainment Highlights for November 8
The festive season is a time to celebrate and make merry with family and friends. This year, the two important holidays, Christmas and New Year fall on the weekend so people have more time to relax and enjoy entertainment and dining with family and friends. In the Daily's issues on Dec. 10 & 17, TravelLiving features Chritsmas and New Year programs of hotels and tourist areas under the management of Saigontourist. Here are some more interesting venues for you to choose for your holidays. ENTERTAINMENT ACTIVITIES Christmas decoration at the Atrium Cafe of the Legend Hotel Saigon - Photo: Courtesy of the hotel *September 23 Park in HCMC's District 1: The fifth "Tastes of the World" festival will take place from Dec. 26 until Jan. 2 in the park with 60 booths from 24 countries. Apart from honoring local and international cuisines, the festival features a bartender contest, a ceremony to set Vietnam's record for the biggest banh xeo (pancake), and a cooking contest with … [Read more...] about Where to celebrate Christmas and New Year?