AC Milan and the Serie A club's players Tiemoue Bakayoko and Franck Kessie have been fined a total of €86,000 (US$97,000) for holding up Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi's shirt like a trophy after Saturday's 1-0 win over their Champions League rivals, according to Italian media. Franck Kessie and Tiemoue Bakayoko wound up Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi after AC Milan's win at San Siro AFP/Miguel MEDINA Milan agreed with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on a payment of €86,000 euros - €33,000 per player and 20,000 euros for the club, Gazzetta Dello Sport and Sky Sport Italia reported. The fine was cut by a third as AC Milan agreed to pay it immediately. Acerbi had angered the Milan pair when he said there was "no comparison" between the teams before the game. He said swapped his shirt with on-loan Chelsea midfielder Bakayoko "to put an end to the issue" but was furious when they held it aloft on front of Milan's fans afterwards. Both apologised with … [Read more...] about AC Milan fined €86,000 for Kessie, Bakayoko shirt prank
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ACAMBAY, Mexico — Mexico’s president announced a series of social programmes on Tuesday aimed at developing poor areas where fuel theft has become a booming industry, after a pipeline tap gone wrong killed 93 people. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who blames poverty for the thriving black market in stolen gasoline, said his government would spend around US$200 million on pensions, small-business loans, a youth employment scheme and other programmes to help 1.7 million people in areas where fuel theft is rampant. "No Mexican will need to get involved in these activities, because now they will have work and well-being and the government’s support," he said. The initiative comes after 93 people were killed Friday near the town of Tlahuelilpan, in the central state of Hidalgo, when an illegal pipeline tap that was gushing gasoline exploded. The blast engulfed hundreds of people in flames as they were collecting the spouting fuel in buckets and jerry … [Read more...] about Mexico launches social programmes to fight fuel theft
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Much has been said about women being underrepresented in science and engineering, and measures have been suggested to drive the female presence in the sector, including the importance of role models. Nguyễn Thị Nguyệt, 68, is one outstanding example, representing Việt Nam in 2018 within the ranks of female scientists at the Asia-Pacific Nations Network (APNN), which is part of an international network of women engineers and scientists. After graduating from the Hà Nội University of Science and Technology, Nguyệt started working for Đông Anh Electrical Equipment Corporation, part of the State-owned Việt Nam Electricity (EVN), and dedicated her career to electrical transformers – devices that adjust voltages, up to 500kV and above, from mains electrical lines to levels appropriate to either home appliances (which require only hundreds of volts at best) or to power plants that require … [Read more...] about The female electrical engineer with the first Made-in-Việt Nam transformers
Russian space rocket fails in mid-air, two-man U.S.-Russian crew lands safelyThe Saigon Times Daily International Space Station (ISS) crew members astronaut Nick Hague of the U.S. and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Russia board the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft for the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 11, 2018 - PHOTO: REUTERS BAIKONUR COSMODROME (REUTERS) - The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft taking them to the orbiting International Space Station had to make a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday when a rocket failed in mid-air. U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin landed safely without harm and rescue crews who raced to locate them on the Kazakh steppe quickly linked up with them, NASA, the U.S. space agency, and Russia's Roscosmos said. The Soyuz capsule carrying them separated from the malfunctioning rocket and made what is called a steep ballistic descent with parachutes helping slow its speed. … [Read more...] about Russian space rocket fails in mid-air, two-man U.S.-Russian crew lands safely
VietNamNet Bridge - The Government Inspectors’ conclusion that $5 billion worth of state’s money is “wrongly spent”’ a year has stirred up the public, reported Dat Viet. Vietnam needs huge capital for infrastructure development “$5 billion means 2-3 percent of Vietnam’s annual GDP ($200 billion). This is an unacceptably high level,” said Nguyen Van Ngai from the HCM City Agriculture & Forestry University. He noted that this is the official figure released by the Government’s Inspector and he is not sure if there are unreported figures. “I am afraid that if taking unreported figures into consideration, the real figure would be even higher,” he said. Dinh The Hien, an economist, said it is necessary to clarify what “wrongly spent” means. “Does ‘wrongly spent’ include expense items which don’t come in line with the laws, ineffective expense items and expenses in embezzlement … [Read more...] about $5 billion ‘wrongly spent’ each year: where has the money gone?