The match at the 75,000-seat Ataturk Olympic Stadium, kicks off at 10:00 p.m. (1900 GMT) in the Turkish metropolis and brings the curtain down on a season that has stretched almost into mid-June after the long interruption for the World Cup. City have spent the last decade chasing this trophy having been transformed following an Abu Dhabi-backed takeover in 2008. Also-rans before Sheikh Mansour arrived, they are now England's dominant force, fresh from winning a fifth Premier League title in six seasons. Guardiola, chasing the third Champions League crown of his coaching career, has built a side that is playing arguably the finest football of any team since his great Barcelona of a decade ago. Now they are through to their second Champions League final in three seasons, two years after losing to Chelsea in Porto, and are hoping to complete a treble after securing the Premier League and FA Cup. The last English team to win that treble was Alex Ferguson's Manchester United, … [Read more...] about Man City and Inter Milan set for Champions League final showdown
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FPT Play, VFF to broadcast national teams’ matches for four years
The national football team players are training in preparation for FIFA Days this month. Their matches will be broadcast by FPT Play. (Photo courtesy of VFF) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - FPT Play and the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) have announced that they would cooperate on the broadcasting rights of all national teams' matches for the next four years. The cooperation agreement originated from a common vision in developing Vietnamese football . This event not only marked a milestone in the effort to mobilise resources for football, but also reaffirmed the role of FPT Play, a leader in the field of media rights, in contributing to the growth of the national teams. Following their comprehensive and long-term deal, all matches of the Vietnamese squads which are organised within the territory of Vietnam that VFF owns the television rights to will be produced and broadcast by FPT Play . The national leading multi-platform digital television provider under FPT Telecom will … [Read more...] about FPT Play, VFF to broadcast national teams’ matches for four years
BAT Vietnam focuses on diversity and inclusion
Could you please share why D&I is so important? Hamzah Fazal, head of Talent, Culture & Inclusion, Vietnam Cluster at BAT D&I has evolved dramatically over the years. The world is constantly evolving, and individual identity has become critical. What this essentially means is that talents now prioritise their personal identity concurrently over their corporate identity. People now value their individual identity a lot more than they did 20 years ago, people used to adapt to the company values and identity while suppressing their own. To be relevant in this age, organisations need to create space for diverse talent with diverse identities. From the organisational perspective, diversity is what allows us to be innovative. It brings new ideas and creativity, which would not be possible with a standard or homogeneous view. It simultaneously also allows us to understand our consumers better because consumers are diverse, they have different need and wants, … [Read more...] about BAT Vietnam focuses on diversity and inclusion
City can party like it’s 1999
Maybe it’s a sure sign of getting old, but in my mind, the year 1999 doesn’t seem that far back. I was working in Liverpool, England, as Chief Reporter for the evening newspaper, and I’d get my kicks on the train journey into the office by playing ‘snake’ on my latest Nokia phone. Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final - Photo AFP Photo The Millennium Bug was all everyone was talking about, and there was a genuine concern that at the stroke of midnight on December 31, 1999, the world was likely to implode. FYI – it never. The fabulous Prince song, 1999, released bizarrely in 1982, was, for obvious reasons, played constantly on the radio, and people actually listened to radios. Vauxhall had just brought out their new and improved version of the Vectra and the euro currency was launched with England saying a firm ‘thanks but no thanks’. In June of 1999, Manchester United manager Alex … [Read more...] about City can party like it’s 1999
Vietnam attends BIO International Convention in U.S.
The BIO International Convention is the world's largest, most influential biotech conference, bringing together more than 23,000 delegates from 65 countries and territories worldwide. Participants touched upon reforms in the bio technology, shared professional knowledge, and sought ways to promote connectivity and open up cooperation opportunities in this field. In his remarks, Tuyen briefed them on the landscape of the Vietnamese pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical industry, noting a range of solutions and incentives have been taken to spur the sector’s growth. Apart from joining events and programs within the convention, the Vietnamese delegation had working sessions with Vietnamese scientists, researchers and students in the U.S., along with U.S. businesses, among others. They also visited the Harvard Medical School and its Brigham and Women's Hospital. At those meetings, Tuyen expressed his hope that Vietnam will receive more support and cooperation from partners during … [Read more...] about Vietnam attends BIO International Convention in U.S.