The Netherlands' most-capped player Wesley Sneijder announced on Monday (Aug 12) his retirement from football, bringing down the curtain on a trophy-laden career that spanned 17 years. The Netherlands' most-capped player Wesley Sneijder announced his retirement from football. (KARIM JAAFAR/AFP) The 35-year-old, who played 134 times for his country, made the announcement while speaking to the YouTube channel of his hometown club FC Utrecht after having bought a corporate box at their stadium. "My connection to the town is big. Now I've retired from football I want a nice place to share my memories," he said. Sneijder, who made his international debut in 2003 aged 19, picked up a World Cup runners-up medal in 2010 as the Oranje were beaten by a dominant Spain in the South Africa final. His displays earned him the Silver Ball for the tournament's second best player behind Uruguay's Diego Forlan. Four years later in Brazil he took his side to third place after missing a penalty … [Read more...] about Dutch hero Sneijder announces retirement
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Doãn Mậu Diệp. — Photo tienphong.vn Doãn Mậu Diệp, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, speaks to the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about how Việt Nam will revise the retirement age for workers or State employees How do you respond to a proposal that Việt Nam would raise the retirement age for its workers while many people in the working age still can’t find jobs? It is a real fact that in any labour market, job positions are always bigger than the actual number of working people. Yet, in all countries, many people are still unemployed. Japan is a good example. According to a national survey, there is only one candidate for four working positions while the unemployment rate in Japan currently stands at 2.4 per cent. In the real labour market, the mismatch between supply and demand happens in all countries, and Việt Nam is no exception. For example, in the Republic of Korea, the … [Read more...] about Why we have to increase the retirement age?
MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver his annual state of the nation address on Wednesday (Feb 20) as he faces an unprecedented fall in his approval ratings. Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to deliver his annual state of the nation address with his approval rating at 64 per cent, the lowest in five years. (Photo: AFP/Sergei Chirikov) It will be the 66-year-old leader's first address to both houses of parliament since he was elected to a fourth presidential term a year ago, extending his long rule until 2024. Last year, Putin used the address to unveil a new arsenal of weapons in a nearly two-hour speech that stunned the West and many in Russia. Speaking two weeks before his re-election, Putin promised Russians higher standards of living and hailed Moscow's military might as relations with the West reached post-Cold War lows. After the speech he enjoyed his highest approval rating since he came to power in 1999. But a year on, Putin has seen his … [Read more...] about Putin to give annual address as popularity slides
Huỳnh Văn Bé at his salt production company in the southern Đồng Tháp Province. — Photo muoisayngocyen.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Some seniors in Việt Nam are proving age is just a number and continue to work well into their twilight years. Although past the working age, they chose to continue employment and are contributing to the country in different fields, especially business. One example is Huỳnh Văn Bé, 68, from Đồng Tháp Province in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta. Owner of a salt production company, he has been recognised as one of the best elderly businessmen nationwide this year. It is not always butterflies and rainbows for Bé. Born into a poor working class family, he had no proper education and worked as a farmer from a very young age. In 1998, he borrowed VNĐ100 million (US$4,300) from the bank to raise quail, but they all died from disease. Forced … [Read more...] about Seniors prove age is just a number
During the vote, 326 supported the bill, while 59 opposed it and one abstained. The bill proposed by the Russian government and passed by the State Duma in the first reading on July 19 aimed to gradually extend the retirement age to 65 from 60 for men and to 63 from 55 for women starting in 2019. The bill triggered protests throughout the country and President Vladimir Putin on Aug. 29 proposed several amendments to cushion the effect of the reform. His proposals included lowering the retirement age for women to 60 years but keeping that for men at 65. The proposals also included the possibility for mothers of multiple children to retire before the age of 60, and citizens, who under the current legislation will retire in the next two years, could get their pension six months before the new retirement age. After being passed in the second reading, the bill cannot be amended. Now the document awaits a third or final reading in the State Duma and then it has to be approved by the upper … [Read more...] about Russian lower house passes softened pension bill in key 2nd reading