The Netherlands' most-capped player Wesley Sneijder announced on Monday (Aug 12) his retirement from football, bringing down the curtain on a trophy-laden career that spanned 17 years. The Netherlands' most-capped player Wesley Sneijder announced his retirement from football. (KARIM JAAFAR/AFP) The 35-year-old, who played 134 times for his country, made the announcement while speaking to the YouTube channel of his hometown club FC Utrecht after having bought a corporate box at their stadium. "My connection to the town is big. Now I've retired from football I want a nice place to share my memories," he said. Sneijder, who made his international debut in 2003 aged 19, picked up a World Cup runners-up medal in 2010 as the Oranje were beaten by a dominant Spain in the South Africa final. His displays earned him the Silver Ball for the tournament's second best player behind Uruguay's Diego Forlan. Four years later in Brazil he took his side to third place after missing a penalty … [Read more...] about Dutch hero Sneijder announces retirement
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Doãn Mậu Diệp. — Photo tienphong.vn Doãn Mậu Diệp, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, speaks to the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about how Việt Nam will revise the retirement age for workers or State employees How do you respond to a proposal that Việt Nam would raise the retirement age for its workers while many people in the working age still can’t find jobs? It is a real fact that in any labour market, job positions are always bigger than the actual number of working people. Yet, in all countries, many people are still unemployed. Japan is a good example. According to a national survey, there is only one candidate for four working positions while the unemployment rate in Japan currently stands at 2.4 per cent. In the real labour market, the mismatch between supply and demand happens in all countries, and Việt Nam is no exception. For example, in the Republic of Korea, the … [Read more...] about Why we have to increase the retirement age?
Phil Neville’s squad moved up thanks to their success at the SheBelieves Cup in the United States earlier this month, where they drew with the hosts and secured wins over Brazil and Japan to win the four-nation competition for the first time. However, world champions the U.S. maintain their top ranking and are still the team to beat going into the World Cup which takes place from June 7-July 7. * Ferrari's Charles Leclerc edged out team mate and four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel to go fastest in Friday's opening practise for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. The Monegasque, in his first year with the Italian team, lapped with a best time of one minute 30.354 seconds, 0.263 quicker than Vettel, as the Ferraris set a scorching pace around the 5.4-km Sakhir desert track in the afternoon heat. * Azeri weightlifter Valentin Hristov was stripped of his 2012 Olympics 56-kg bronze medal on Friday after he was one of three athletes to test positive for banned substances in … [Read more...] about England rise to third in world rankings ahead of Women’s World Cup
Champs: Nguyễn Thị Nhung (second right) and Hoàng Xuân Vinh (second left) pose with the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo blogspot.com Viet Nam News Shooting by Thanh Nga With short hair, trendy clothes and accessories, people are often surprised by the appearance of female shooting coach Nguyễn Thị Nhung. At the age of 54, the mother of two looks very young and very active. “I am always happy. Maybe that’s why I seem to get younger every day. But above all, I am optimistic and enjoy life. I am lucky enough to work with many young shooters so I also learn from them,” Nhung said. Nhung is considered the “Iron Woman” of Vietnamese shooting, as she is always determined, disciplined and dedicated. She is also behind many of the country’s shooting achievements. “If you ask athletes trained by me, they all say I am too strict. That’s my principle. I think every … [Read more...] about Shooting an artistic event: coach Nhung
MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver his annual state of the nation address on Wednesday (Feb 20) as he faces an unprecedented fall in his approval ratings. Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to deliver his annual state of the nation address with his approval rating at 64 per cent, the lowest in five years. (Photo: AFP/Sergei Chirikov) It will be the 66-year-old leader's first address to both houses of parliament since he was elected to a fourth presidential term a year ago, extending his long rule until 2024. Last year, Putin used the address to unveil a new arsenal of weapons in a nearly two-hour speech that stunned the West and many in Russia. Speaking two weeks before his re-election, Putin promised Russians higher standards of living and hailed Moscow's military might as relations with the West reached post-Cold War lows. After the speech he enjoyed his highest approval rating since he came to power in 1999. But a year on, Putin has seen his … [Read more...] about Putin to give annual address as popularity slides