30Conference+ Meetings WorldJuly/ August 2010 BREAKOUT As the football season kicks off in Scotland, Hampden Park caterer, Prestige Scotland, is offering football fans low fat Scotch pies at the national stadium. The new pies contain 40 per cent less fat and 37 per cent less salt than a traditional Scotch pie. Prestige Scotland hails its new product as " a major step forward towards healthier eating at major events". Catering services director at Prestige Scotland, David Trotter, says: " We have been looking for a product that has less fat and salt. This is a big step forward for stadium catering." The reduced fat snack was developed in partnership between McGhee's Bakery and Pars Foods and trialled in other Scottish stadiums and schools, but Hampden is the biggest venue in Scotland and now all Scotch pies sold will be reduced fat. Next item on the menu: low fat fried Mars bars? Watching the waistline in Scotland Ninja team building anyone? Who will eat all the low fat pies at Hampden? ' Ninja for a Day' in Kyoto SA state broadcaster pays price for venue dither International meetings groups can spend a day in character as a traditional Japanese Ninja or Samurai Warrior, says Kyoto CVB, international marketing manager, James Kent. Hotel Granvia Kyoto is offering groups the opportunity to experience a day as a Ninja, with packages that include: . Full traditional Japanese Ninja dress and replica weapons . A visit to Kyoto's Samurai Movie Studios . Excursions to Kyoto sights including: The Grand Nijo Castle, once residence of the Tokugawa Shogun . Dinner at Kyoto's Ninja themed restaurant which has a Ninja labyrinth James Kent says: " In addition to the physical experience as a Ninja, the guest will receive a portfolio of images as a record of their day, as well as their own costume to take home." Vienna and Vancouver ' most livable', Baghdad andHararethe pits Vienna was named most livable city in Mercer's 2010 Worldwide Quality of Living Survey. The UK company ranked 221 cities around the world on 39 factors, including political, social, and cultural elements, as well as housing, health, and sanitation. European cities dominated, comprising 16 of the top 25. The second and third places were filled by the cities of Zurich, and Geneva, respectively. The top rated US city was Honolulu, which only made 31st spot. A similar list was published by Economist Intelligence Unit ( EIU). It ranked Vancouver as top city for 2010 because of its developed infrastructure, low crime levels, and general livability. Harare brought up the rear. Lord moves in mysterious ways Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre has said it is MICE business as usual, following reports that police were investigating financial dealings by executives of one of the island's biggest churches, City Harvest Church ( CHC). CHC is a key shareholder, having paid US$ 310m in March for a minority stake in the company that owns 80 per cent of Suntec's owner, the ARA Harmony Fund. The founder of City Harvest Church, Reverend Kong Hee, and 16 staff involved in handling the church's financial affairs, were being investigated by Singapore's Commercial Affairs Department ( CAD). City Harvest is one of the largest churches in Singapore, with a congregation of over 30,000 packing its venues at Jurong West and the Singapore Expo. Another church, the New Creation Church, already uses the Suntec centre at weekends. While South Africa won global plaudits for its staging of the FIFA World Cup, the country's national Broadcasting Corporation apparently bungled its host venue booking for a studio for the event and ended up forking out R14m ( US$ 1.9m) to secure an HQ in the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. The Sowetannewspaper said SABC bosses had initially wanted to hire the Nasrec expo centre, before changing their minds. By the time they went back to Nasrec the venue was fully booked. Sandton had initially indicated it would charge R1m, but by the time SABC came back, the price had gone up to R26million. SABC chief executive Solly Mokoetle eventually had to settle for a R14m rand trade exchange deal and a lot of heat from Parliament.