United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres launched a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand Sunday (May 12), warning the world was "not on track" to limiting global temperature rises. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world is losing the battle against climate change. (Photo: AFP/Alberto Raggio) In a strong message for action on climate change, Guterres said international political resolve was fading and it was the small island nations that were "really in the front line" and would suffer most. His visit, ahead of the Climate Action Summit in September in New York will also take him to Fiji, Tuvalu and Vanuatu which are under threat from rising sea levels. "We are seeing everywhere a clear demonstration that we are not on track to achieve the objectives defined in the Paris agreement," Guterres said on the failure to limit rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial revolution levels. "And the paradox is, that as things are getting worse … [Read more...] about UN chief says world “not on track” with climate change
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Focused: Park Hang-seo works with his players during training. - Photo courtesy of VFF Viet Nam News By Thanh Hà Park Hang-seo’s arrival to Việt Nam raised questions as he was a complete unknown to most football fans in the country. But he has made history after only 14 months on the job. The South Korean manager has changed the face of Vietnamese football and pushed it to new heights. He made the country champions of ASEAN and a strong force in Asia. When Park signed, the leaders of the national football programme expected him to lead Việt Nam out of a national crisis after a humiliating defeat at the all-important Southeast Asian Games. Park came to Việt Nam from Changwon FC, which was playing in the Korean third division and had recorded 15 winless matches. The tactician was most famous for being Guus Hiddink’s assistant when South Korea finished fourth at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. At the contract signing ceremony in October 2017, the … [Read more...] about Park changes the face of football in Việt Nam
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is stepping down in February after six years at the helm of the global development lender (Photo: AFP/Nicolas ASFOURI) Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, has announced that he will retire. This is far earlier than expected. Kim was first appointed in 2011 and was re-elected in 2016 for a five-year term, due to end in 2022. It was widely assumed that Kim would serve out his full term. Instead, he has abruptly declared that he will retire on Feb 1 and take up a job with a private investment infrastructure firm. What’s going on? The president of the World Bank is, in effect, the Pope of the official international development community. He is the ambassador-at-large of “The Bank”. As such, he (the president has always been a “he”) constantly travels the world, giving keynote speeches at major conferences, meeting heads of governments, and holding hundreds of meetings with ministers and officials to discuss … [Read more...] about Did World Bank President Jim Yong Kim leave on his own accord?
When VnExpress asked her for an interview, Ola Nguyen said she would speak in her mother tongue. Her family had left Thai Binh Province in northern Vietnam to settle in Poland when she was seven years old. Her claim to fame was winning the seventh season of Masterchef Poland. The 21-year-old Ola, real name Nguyen Hoang Minh Tam, had competed in the event during the summer break because she felt she could not find "anything appealing enough to do" unlike other years when she did part-time jobs or charity. But as a long-time fan of the reality show, she had always wanted to try. First she had had to ask SGH Warsaw School of Economics to permit her to take time off in mid-July to compete. Luckily, the school was not too strict. Ola and her parents. Photo courtesy of Ola Nguyen Acquainted with cooking since the age of 10, Tam says she felt quite "pressured" when her mother would say Asians believe girls must learn domestic skills to be able to marry. Her mother would also give her clear … [Read more...] about From bored student to Poland’s Masterchef: How a 21-year-old Vietnamese did it
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