Daily Archives: December 16, 2018

Nation cheers football squad’s 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup victory

Elation exploded across Vietnam as the national football teamwon the ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup 2018, ending a 10-year wait.

Vietnam defeated Malaysia 1-0 in the second leg of the final in Hanoi on Saturday night, securing a 3-2 aggregate win after a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Malaysia. Traffic in major cities like Hanoi, HCM city, and Da Nang in Saigon was frozen as millions of fans flocked to the streets to celebrate the victory. A carnival bloomed on Vietnamese streets as bedecked cars, costumed fans and mega drums went on spontaneous parades. People screamed out the head coach and players’ names in joy.

The whole country is enjoying the win. The weather also supports the fans. People are united. It is just amazing, said Nguyen Van Tuyen of Hanoi.

Millions of Vietnamese had waited for this moment for 10 years. The team did an excellent job and we would never forget them, Doan Vien Phuong of HCM city told VOV.

In an article titled Vietnam win AFF Suzuki Cup thanks to Anh Duc volley, Reuters wrote Anh Duc’s fine first-half strike ensured Park Hang-seo’s side overcame a robust Malaysia team to send the majority of the sold-out crowd at the My Dinh Stadium into raptures.

Malaysia’s New Straits Times wrote that the golden dragons beat Malaysia for AFF Cup title.

AP, AFP and Fox Sports also highlighted Vietnam’s victory.

Source: VOV5

Nations agree on rulebook for Paris climate deal

Negotiators from nearly 200 countries on Saturday finalized a common rulebook of the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.

The book, agreed at the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, is designed to deliver the Paris goals of limiting global temperature rises to well below two degrees Celsius.

COP24 president Michal Kurtyka said putting together the Paris agreement work program is a big responsibility and a long road and they did their best to leave no one behind.

Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry are projected to rise more than 2% in 2018, taking global fossil CO2 emissions to a new record high of 37 billion tons, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Global Carbon Project.

Source: VOV5

British Foreign Secretary: May’s Brexit deal can get through parliament

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt believes that the parliament could still back Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal if the European Union provides assurances on it. But he also warned that a no deal was still on the table.

He told BBC radio on Saturday that when the dust has settled, the only way they’re going to get this through the House of Commons is to have a version of the deal that the government has negotiated. He said the EU may make concessions to avoid the risk that Brexit would occur without any deal, which will be economically damaging to both sides.

Source: VOV5

First Vietnamese entrepreneur listed in “The Bloomberg 50”

Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, CEO of Vietnamese budget carrier VietJet Air, has become the first Vietnamese to be enlisted in The Bloomberg 50 in 2018.

Ms. Thao is also Vice Chairwoman of HDBank’s Board of Directors and the second richest person in Vietnam’s stock market. She has recently secured the 44th place in Forbes magazine’s 2018 list of the 100 most powerful women, up 11 spots against last year.

The Bloomberg 50, which is annually complied by world leading business and financial news brand Bloomberg, recognizes those with noteworthy accomplishments in business, entertainment, finance, politics, and technology and science. This year’s honorees also include US Federal Reserve (FED) Chairman Jerome Powell, Microsoft’s Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood, and Ben Van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, a British-Dutch oil and gas company.

Source: VOV5