He said that he can talk about Vietnam’s unique cultural identities for hours and always set tasks of promoting the cultural identities to not only foreigners but even Vietnamese people. Bridge connecting the two countries’ culture Q: You have had a strong attachment for over 30 years. Could you tell us about your natural attachment? A: My wife is Vietnamese, but was born and grew up in France, therefore, her knowledge of Vietnam is not very great. I wished to learn about Vietnam to tell my children. In 1987, one of my friends, who was an expert of black-and-white photos, wanted to travel to Vietnam to make a photo book and he asked me to go with him. In order to implement the project, we had to return to Vietnam many times. In addition, I worked for several French and German newspapers, so I also had more opportunities to return to the country. Currently, I work in Vietnam around 3-4 months every year. Almost half of my friends are in Vietnam. I have also had many jobs in … [Read more...] about Photographer Nicolas Cornet: I wish viewers know more about Vietnamese culture
Neymar, with his son Davi Lucca, in an interview with AFP on July 21, 2018. (Photo: AFP/Miguel Schincariol) "I wouldn't go as far as to say I didn't want to play again but, I didn't want to see a ball, or to see any more football played," 26-year-old Neymar told AFP in an exclusive interview on Saturday. The Paris Saint Germain forward was talking at his Neymar Praia Grande institute where the Red Bull Neymar Jr 5's (five-a-side-soccer) tournament was being played. Dressed in a sleeveless t-shirt, with his six-year-old son Davi Lucca sat upon his knee, the striker was however in a relaxed mood as he explained his post-World Cup blues. "I was in mourning, I was really sad about it, but sadness passes, I have my son, my family, my friends and they don't want to see me moping around. I've got more reason to be happy than sad," said Neymar, reflecting on his team's 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium. Asked about reports in Spain linking him with a transfer to Real Madrid the forward … [Read more...] about ‘I couldn’t look at a football’ after the World Cup: Neymar
"I made a big mistake and you know, I wish I could take it back, but I can’t," Mickelson said after an even-par opening round of 70 at the Scottish Open. — AFP Photo Viet Nam News LONDON — Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson admitted on Thursday that last month’s incident at the US Open, when he stopped a moving ball on the green, was his fault and that he wishes he "could take it back". The 48-year-old overhit a putt on the 13th hole at Shinnecock Hills, and realising it would roll of the green, ran after his ball and hit it back in the opposite direction. He was given a two-shot penalty, although some of his fellow players and pundits felt as though he should have been disqualified. He went on to finish tied 48th. He was also penalised at the Greenbrier Classic last weekend for tapping down some long grass with his club. "I made a big mistake and you know, I wish I could take it back, but I can’t," Mickelson said after an even-par opening round … [Read more...] about Mickelson ’wishes he could take back’ US Open incident
Alex Ferguson, celebrating his 13th Premier League title in 2013, is fighting for his life after emergency brain surgery AFP/Andrew YATES News of his operation was made public by his old club, with a United statement cautiously optimistic about the prospects for the 76-year-old, the most successful manager in British football history. "Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage," the statement said. "The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter." According to the Daily Mail, an ambulance was called to the Scot's home in Cheadle, near Manchester, in northwest England at 9:00 am local time (0800 GMT) on Saturday Concerns for Ferguson's health started to mount when it was announced his son, Darren, the manager of English third tier club Doncaster, would miss his side's League One match against Wigan on Saturday because of "family reasons". 'KEEP FIGHTING … [Read more...] about Football unites in wishing Ferguson well after emergency brain surgery
US President Donald Trump signing the ordinance to withdraw the US from the TPP Comparing the multi-country trade agreement to a glasswork, Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary cautioned against any efforts to change it to accommodate President Trump. He told New York Times: “It is difficult to bring part of the pact and re-negotiate the CPTPP,” and called it a “well-balanced pact” that carefully addressed the needs of the current eleven member countries. Taro Aso, Japanese Minister of Finance, said he would welcome a decision by the US to explore rejoining the CPTPP. “If it is true, I would welcome it.” But he added that he needed to verify facts carefully. “Trump is a person who could change temperamentally, so he may say something different the next day,” Reuters reported. New Zealand’s Trade Minister David Parker questioned how real the engagement was, given similar comments of President Trump in Davos. … [Read more...] about US wish to rejoin to cause turmoil within CPTPP?