Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday (Dec 19) he has a "future without Manchester United", speaking for the first time since he was sacked by the Premier League club. Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United after a poor run of results AFP/JOSE JORDAN The Old Trafford hierarchy sacked Mourinho in the aftermath of Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Anfield that left the 20-times champions an embarrassing 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool after just 17 matches. But the former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss refused to go into details about his departure. "I don't change. And what I did when I left Chelsea, for example, is the same as that I'm going to do now," Mourinho told Sky Sports News. "I keep the good things and I don't speak about anything that happened in the club. "We could speak about so many good things. It's finished," he added. "Manchester United has a future without me and I have a future without Manchester United, so why should I now be sharing with you or … [Read more...] about “I have a future without Manchester United”: Mourinho
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Brokerages say poor turnover a bad signBy Phuong Thao HCMC – Securities firms have predicted negative movements on the local stock market this week, saying that the two exchanges went through poor turnover amid cautious trading last week. Last Friday, the VN-Index of the Hochiminh Stock Exchange slid as much as 1.8% in the first hour of trading but recovered in the rest of the session to close down just 0.53%. For the week, the index dropped 1.3% for a third straight week of losses. Leading gas group GAS was the top contributor to the pullback, hitting a one-month low after a 10% slump over the last two weeks. The price of Brent crude oil fell overnight to US$79 per barrel. VJC, a low-cost air carrier, extended a 13% plunge over the last three weeks to a three-month low. Notably, both exchanges saw trade slumping, with matching volume averaging out at over 127.4 million shares and 35.5 million shares per session on the HCMC and Hanoi bourses, down 41.2% and 38.7% from a week … [Read more...] about Brokerages say poor turnover a bad sign
President Tran Dai Quang chairs the official welcome ceremony for Governor-General of Australia Peter Cosgrove and his spouse The Governor-General of Australia and his spouse are paying a State visit to Vietnam from May 23 to 26 on the occasion of the 45th founding anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties. At the banquet following an official welcome ceremony, President Quang said weathering many difficulties and challenges, bilateral relations have grown steadier and stronger than ever. The year 2018 has witnessed many important events in Vietnam-Australia relations, including the elevation of their ties to a strategic partnership last March. Reviewing the outcomes in bilateral connections, he noted with satisfaction the increasingly strengthened mutual understanding and political trust between the two countries’ leaders and people. He voiced his belief that the visit by the Governor-General will be successful, thus helping foster the Vietnam-Australia … [Read more...] about Vietnam proud to have a friend like Australia: President Tran Dai Quang
As Vietnam develops, there is a growing debate on whether buildings with architectural or historical value in the core of major cities should be preserved. For some, those buildings are esthetically pleasant and are part of the collective memory; demolishing them would amount to losing part of the cities’ souls. For others, economic development is the key priority, and the land these buildings occupy is just too valuable to be sacrificed to emotional considerations. The ongoing discussion on whether to demolish Thuong Thu Palace in Ho Chi Minh City illustrates this clash of views. As a professional economist, I could be expected to have more sympathy for the second view. After all, economics is a “cold” science, with no inclination for sentimentality. However, modern urban economics suggests that the “either-or” approach underlying the current debate in Vietnam is wrong. Architectural preservation may not be the enemy of economic development, but rather a … [Read more...] about Neglecting architectural heritage could be a bad economic decision for Vietnam
The Vietnam Social Security refuses to deal with Mai Linh’s request to be exempted from interest and late payment fees as well as to extend the deadline for its original social insurance payment as such a request is not within the company’s legal rights. Mai Linh's request for exemption from tax interest and late payment fees is more than difficult to meetTran Dinh Lieu, deputy general director of Vietnam Social Security (VSS), told Vneconomy that Vietnam Social Security can not meet Mai Linh’s requirements because the proposal itself is not legal. VSS will forward the request to the government and relevant agencies for consideration.“We are still working with relevant authorities and are preparing documents to submit to the government, however, at this point it is impossible to say whether Mai Linh’s request will be met,” Lieu stated.Meanwhile, numerous experts claimed that it would be difficult to approve the request. According to experts, every … [Read more...] about Mai Linh tax request a bad precedent?
2017 has been another record breaking year for tourism as foreign visitors to Vietnam surged 29.1 percent over the previous year, reaching an all-time high of 12.9 million, according to the General Statistics Office. The country consistently makes it into “world’s top 10 lists” by reputable travel sites and newspapers like The Guardian, CNN, Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor and Rough Guides. But just as it is famous for pristine beaches, misty mountains, buzzing cities, mouth watering food and friendly people, the “rough side" of the country hasn’t escaped its global image either. Visa issues aside, robbery, petty crimes, traffic accidents and service quality continue to put visitors off one year after Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue asked tourism agencies to solve them. There have been some improvements but Vietnam still has a long way to go, said Nguyen Quoc Ky, CEO of travel company Vietravel. Many hotlines set up to resolve tourism incidents don't … [Read more...] about Vietnam attracts record tourist numbers in 2017 but can’t escape bad reputation
2017 has been another record breaking year for tourism as foreign visitors to Vietnam surged 29.1 percent over the previous year, reaching an all-time high of 12.9 million, according to the General Statistics Office. The country consistently makes it into “world’s top 10 lists” by reputable travel sites and newspapers like The Guardian, CNN, Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor and Rough Guides. But just as it is famous for pristine beaches, misty mountains, buzzing cities, mouth watering food and friendly people, the “rough side" of the country hasn’t escaped its global image either. Visa issues aside, robbery, petty crimes, traffic accidents and service quality continue to put visitors off one year after Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue asked tourism agencies to solve them. There have been some improvements but Vietnam still has a long way to go, said Nguyen Quoc Ky, CEO of travel company Vietravel. Many hotlines set up to resolve tourism incidents don't … [Read more...] about Vietnam attracts record tourist numbers in 2017 but still can’t escape bad reputation
Seychelles is planning an international carnival scheduled to take place in its capital, Victoria, in March 2011, echoing the time when Seychelles first became a melting pot of different cultures from the four corners of the planet. Victoria is set to revisit its multi-ethic origins when the “Carnaval International de Victoria" comes to town. With participants from several countries with famous carnivals of their own, the Victoria Carnival is on course to bring the capital to life with a grand, open-air restaurant featuring food – and music – from across the world, as local hotels, in coordination with various participating countries, set up al fresco restaurants showcasing their particular culture’s culinary skills.Seychelles is also expected to add its own floats to the procession featuring the attributes of its main islands, so completing the picture of a vibrant international event celebrating the fact that Seychelles remains an important, harmonious … [Read more...] about Africa will have a new carnival in beautiful Seychelles
Shoe cleaning boy receives warm gift for winter An 18-year-old girl from the central province of Nghe An gave a shoe cleaning boy a leather coat after spotting him shivering on a street corner in temperatures of 16 degrees Celcius (61 degrees Fahrenheit) in November. “He did not have many clothes on,” said Phan Minh Anh. She said she had given him VND20,000 (nearly $1) but she realized it was not enough, so she went away and bought him a coat. She also found out that the boy was an orphan and was fending for himself. “He reminded me of my younger brother, who has parents to give him full meals and warm clothes,” Anh said. A passer-by captured the act and shared the video on Facebook. Men save Saigon’s flood victims with free bike repair As high tides flooded Le Van Luong Street in southern Saigon on a recent evening, a 42-year-old man with a deformed leg put up a sign on the corner of the street, saying: “Free repair for broken bikes.” He was … [Read more...] about 7 uplifting stories from Vietnam to realize 2017 was not such a bad year after all
(Cinet)- In the afternoon of 22 July, Mr. Nguyen Van Dua, the Deputy Permanent secretary of the city committee of the party of Hochiminh city will have a meeting with the writers attending the congress of Vietnam writers’ Association eighth in Hanoi(taken place from 4 to 6 August 2010). At the meeting, the writer Tran Van Tuan, the head of the branch of the Vietnam writers’ association in Hochiminh city already popularized information in preparing for the congress of the Vietnam writers’ association which will be taken place in Hanoi. Then, the city writers already contributed ideas to the city committee of the party about the concerns of the writers currently such as holding writing camps, creating favorable conditions for the writers to carrou practical visit and many issues about literary creation, ect Mr. Nguyen Van Dua emphasized the concern of the city committee of the party with the writers of the city and show the desire that the writers will have excellent … [Read more...] about The leadership of Hochimin city have a meeting with writers attending the congress of Vietnam writers’ Association.