Serena battles past Pliskova to reach semisThe Saigon Times Daily Serena Williams of the USA reacts after winning a game in the second set against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in a quarterfinal match on day nine of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, NY, USA September 4 2018 – PHOTO: REUTERS NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Serena Williams fought back from a break down in the first set to beat Czech eighth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-4 6-3 and reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open in suffocating conditions on Tuesday. The 36-year-old, who is bidding for a record seventh title at Flushing Meadows as well her 24th career Grand Slam crown, started sluggishly at the Arthur Ashe Stadium , allowing Pliskova to take a 3-1 lead in the opening set. With the heat rule in effect and junior matches on the outside courts suspended earlier in the day, Williams made 22 unforced errors in the opening set but showed all of her … [Read more...] about Serena battles past Pliskova to reach semis
How to beat the heat
Viet Nam News I remember well the first football match I ever went to. It was an FA Cup match at Anfield in 1981. I was eight-years-old. Liverpool won 4-1 with Kenny Dalglish scoring twice. The following year I was given a season ticket for a Christmas present, which I’m guessing cost my parents around VNĐ1million (US$44). I got the kit too, which again would have cost very little. This season if you want the full Manchester United kit of shirt, shorts and socks it will set you back VNĐ5million. Now I totally understand how times have changed, and on the whole, football has gotten much, much better. It’s far safer for one. Stadiums are much more comfortable and fans are for the large part treated with more respect instead of being herded in and out of grounds like cattle. But despite all these vast improvements, I am concerned about the future of the beautiful game. A few weeks ago, Villarreal announced they had signed former Arsenal midfielder Santi … [Read more...] about What is happening to the beautiful game?
In the small hours of last Saturday morning, a phone call awoke the weary staff at Saigon’s 115 Emergency Center. A 92-year-old lady with diabetes had been found unconscious in her home, and her family were in urgent need of help. Without missing a beat, three doctors scrambled to the ambulance outside with defibrillators, electrocardiographs and a case full of medicine. The ambulance screeched into life and was soon on the main road just as dawn broke. The lady’s home was tucked down a busy alley off Ta Uyen Street in District 5. Upon arrival, the medics darted towards the house, equipment in hand. A quick diagnosis revealed their patient had fallen unconscious due to low blood sugar levels. After a shot of glucose, she regained consciousness and was taken to hospital for further check-ups. On duty that morning was Vo Van Sam, who said he never gets tired of seeing his patients spring back to life, and that's the reason he's been in the job for almost 10 years. As beads of … [Read more...] about The unsung heroes from Saigon’s medical emergency center
The sweltering heat blanketing Ho Chi Minh City over the past week has forced locals to turn to unconventional solutions to shield themselves from the scorching sun. The sweltering heat blanketing Ho Chi Minh City over the past week has forced locals to turn to unconventional solutions to shield themselves from the scorching sun. Temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City and several southern provinces have hovered around 35 degrees Celsius for the past few weeks, with readings expected to top 39 degrees Celsius in the coming days and linger well into next month. Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper traveled around the city to see how locals are dealing with the hot weather. Despite traveling by bicycle, this woman is ‘armed to teeth’ in her fight against the sun. Photo: Tuoi Tre This big tree is ideal for shading a motorcycle rickshaw driver near the Hong Ha – Hoang Minh Giam intersection in Phu Nhuan District. Photo: Tuoi Tre … [Read more...] about Saigonese get creative to beat the heat (photos)
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - Saigon Heat lost to Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions 97-110 on Wednesday in the penultimate match of the qualifying round of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL). The two sides, who played at Southorn stadium in Hong Kong, had to play five quarters to decide the winners. The Long Lions ended their two-game losing streak, finishing the season with a win. The game between top-seeded Long Lions and fourth-seeded Heat was a glimpse of their playoff matchup. It was also the first meeting between both teams' biggies, Heat's Jordan Henriquez and Long Lions' Josh Boone, who returned from a two-game absence. Despite the game not having any bearing in the standings, it was intensely competitive, making it clear that both squads wanted to make a statement with a victory over the other. "That's how important it is - we want to win every game," Steven Guinchard of Long Lions said on the tournament's official website. "It feels good to come back from those two losses; we … [Read more...] about Saigon Heat lose to HK Eastern Long Lions