Vietnamese players celebrate the opening goal in their recent win over Malaysia in the qualifying round of the AFF Cup 2018, a match that extended the team’s impressive unbeaten run. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng ĐạtViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s national team has the longest current unbeaten run in world football after the 2-0 loss of World Cup champion France against the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League last weekend. Before losing to the Netherlands, France held the distinction of the longest run of unbeaten matches with 15, having last lost last to Columbia on March 23. Following France’s loss, Việt Nam holds the title for the time being with a 10-match run without a defeat stretching 22 months and 15 days. The team’s most recent loss was against Indonesia, a 2-1 defeat in the semi-final of AFF Cup 2016. In the last two years, the team has four wins and six draws. Their 10 undefeated matches include … [Read more...] about Việt Nam becomes national team with the most consecutive undefeated matches
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BRT services operate inefficiently in HanoiThe Saigon Times Daily Passengers are seen waiting for BRT buses at Giang Vo bus stop in Hanoi - PHOTO: VNA HCMC - The first bus-rapid-transit (BRT) project in the capital city of Hanoi, which received more than VND1 trillion in funding through official development assistance loans from the World Bank, has failed to fulfill 50% of its designed capacity two years after its debut, news website Nguoi Lao Dong reported. In particular, statistics from a source show that in the year to September, the BRT project had seen nearly 93,000 trips made with more than 3.7 million commuters. That means it served an average of 40 passengers per trip, while the standard capacity is 90 passengers per trip. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thuy, who has years of experience researching urban traffic issues, said the BRT project will likely incur continual losses if it maintains the current pace of operation. An efficient BRT project should serve some 30,000-40,000 … [Read more...] about BRT services operate inefficiently in Hanoi
Viet Nam News Paul Kennedy So due to time differences and the fact I wasn’t going to stay up until 4am to write this column, England will either be in the final of Sunday’s World Cup or not. I’m not going to stick my neck on the line and look foolish by predicting a winner, but I will say this… it will be either England or Croatia in the final. Setting aside winning or losing, this has been a remarkable, if not completely surprising, World Cup for my home nation. Yet despite equaling their best ever finish in 28 years, when they were knocked out in the semi-final on penalties by Germany at Italia 90, there still seems to be a group of ‘fans’ out there not happy. I’m not talking about the loyal supporters over in Moscow, or those who were no doubt crammed into a bia hơi earlier today cheering on those in white, I’m talking about the keyboard warriors, probably lacking in friends and general social skills, who sit in their … [Read more...] about To all you keyboard warriors, GET A LIFE!
Source: FIFA Coca-Cola World Ranking, 2018Viet Nam News NEW DELHI — As the FIFA World Cup starts in Russia from this week, here is how Asian countries are ranked by the global football body. The FIFA World Cup begins today and countries across the world are gearing up for it. Only three Asian countries – Australia, South Korea and Japan have qualified to compete for the world’ most coveted trophy in football. On the global ranking, Australia is the only country from Asia that figures in the top 50. Australian team named Socceroos is ranked 36. The Socceroos are in Group C with France, Peru and Denmark. South Korea is ranked 57 and is the only Asian country that has qualified nine times for the world cup. It is also the only Asian country to win the most entertaining team award at 2002 FIFA world Cup. Two players from the team were also voted members of the MasterCard All Star Team, the only Asians to be voted in. South Korean team is in Group F with Germany, … [Read more...] about FIFA World Cup Ranking, 2018
The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for explosive reporting that brought down Harvey Weinstein and spawned a cultural watershed on the issue of sexual harassment. The prestigious prize was awarded to the Times team led by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and New Yorker contributor Ronan Farrow, for reports that disgraced the Hollywood mogul and sparked an avalanche of accusations against other powerful men. Since the Times and New Yorker articles last October, more than 100 women have publicly accused the producer of misconduct ranging from sexual harassment to rape, sparking the #MeToo movement that has seen a string of influential men lose their jobs and reputation. Weinstein's marriage has ended, he has been under police investigation in London, Los Angeles and New York, hit by a litany of civil lawsuits and his former production company has been forced to file for bankruptcy. Farrow, 30, is the son of actress Mia Farrow and film … [Read more...] about New York Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for #MeToo watershed