Unconvincing displays from France and Spain in final friendlies France's Paul Pogba in action with USA's Tyler Adams at Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France on June 9, 2018 - PHOTO: REUTERS MADRID (REUTERS) - World Cup hopefuls France salvaged a late 1-1 draw against the United States in their final friendly before the tournament, while fellow title favorites Spain also needed a late goal as they edged past Tunisia 1-0 on Saturday. Elsewhere, there were wins for finalists Serbia, Denmark, Morocco and Australia, while Sweden were held to a goalless draw by Peru. Didier Deschamps named a strong side as he sought to put the finishing touches to his preparations before travelling to Russia. However, Julian Green took advantage of a Djibril Sidibe slip to fire a near-post effort past Hugo Lloris on the stroke of halftime to give the visitors a shock lead. The U.S., who did not qualify for Russia, looked as if they would hold on to their advantage until Kylian Mbappe spared Deschamps's … [Read more...] about Unconvincing displays from France and Spain in final friendlies
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A new day starts at 2:30 a.m. for Hiep and her four housemates who rent a small apartment tucked away down a Saigon alley. They need to make tofu pudding in time for 6 a.m., when they loads pots full of the hot dessert onto their bicycles and off they go to the inner city to find customers. At the same time, around 1,800 kilometers (1,100 miles) north, Quyen loads duck embryos and chicken eggs onto the back of a motorbike and travels from the outskirts of Hanoi to the Old Quarter in the downtown district of Hoan Kiem. Everyday, tens of thousands of vendors leave their rented apartments in big cities for busy streets to pay off debts and keep their families in the countryside afloat. They are the faces behind telling statistics that have been troubling policymakers for years: migrants and unofficial workers. Official government data from 2015 showed that migrants aged between 15 and 59 made up 17.3 percent of the country’s population of 90 million. The majority of them work in the … [Read more...] about To street vendors in Vietnam’s biggest cities, sidewalk is a lifeline
Evaluating a childâ€™s development is an exercise fraught with the possibility of straitjacketing its growth. In this context, the Ministry of Education and Trainingâ€™s recently released guidelines to help educators and parents evaluate kindergartnersâ€™ development donâ€™t make sense from a scientific perspective. As medical experts, we understand that thereâ€™s no such thing as fixed standards in relation to a childâ€™s development, as it is a continually evolving process and is subject to the childâ€™s environment and hereditary factors. In essence, each child grows up differently. Even in the same family, twins will not follow the same development path. Some children progress faster in one area and not as quickly in another. There can be no universal standard that a child â€˜shouldâ€™ achieve at any given point in his … [Read more...] about Give kids a chance
The likelihood of suffering major depression seems to be increased among smokers, especially those who smoke heavily, study findings suggest. Researchers in Norway who followed a population-based group of adults for 11 years found that those who smoked were more likely than non-smokers to become depressed, and the risk climbed in tandem with the number of cigarettes smokers puffed each day. Heavy smokers - those who burned through more than 20 cigarettes a day - were four times more likely than people who'd never smoked to develop depression. A number of factors the researchers considered - including physical health, exercise and stressful life events - failed to explain the link between smoking and later depression. This suggests, they say, that smoking may directly contribute to the development of the mood disorder. For instance, nicotine may over time change brain levels of the emotion-related chemical serotonin, which appears to be reduced in people with … [Read more...] about Smoking tied to risk of depression
VietNamNet Bridge – The Binh Minh 02 ship’s case is somehow similar to the CGX case which happened in 2000 in the Atlantic Ocean offshore of Guyana and Suriname. But is it similar? Chinese fishing boats violate Vietnam waters, gov't mulls patrol boats East Sea issue in the spotlight China’s power thirst underpins sovereignty breach Vietnam demands China to pay compensation VN condemns Chinese intrusion The case of Binh Minh 02 ship The red spot is the position of the Binh Minh 02 ship when its cable was cut by Chinese ships Both local and international media on May 27 reported that while a ship of the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), named Binh Minh 02, was conducting seismic surveys at the lot which falls within the country's 200 nautical mile continental shelf on May 26, Chinese vessels cut its exploration cables at a location 120 nautical miles from the Dai Lanh cape in the central province of Phu Yen, Vietnam. Specifically, in implementing the group's … [Read more...] about Binh Minh ship – another CGX case in East Sea?