Andres Iniesta tweeted on Wednesday (May 23) he was going to his "new home" with his "friend" Hiroshi Mikitani, owner of Japan's Vissel Kobe, implying he would now be playing there after leaving Barcelona. Japan-bound Andres Iniesta is thrown in the air by Barcelona teammates at his last match for the club at the weekend. (AFP/LLUIS GENE) The 34-year-old posted a photo of him and Mikitani in what appeared to be a private jet, along with emojis of the Japanese flag and a football. Iniesta announced last month that he would be leaving Barca at the end of the season, bringing an end to a 22-year association with the club. The midfielder has enjoyed a glittering career, winning eight La Liga and four Champions League titles. Kobe currently sit sixth in the J-League first division standings after 15 games played, having finished ninth in the table last term. If the move to Kobe is confirmed, Iniesta will join former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski in the western Japanese port city … [Read more...] about Iniesta says going to ‘new home’ Japan
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If you type in the words 'David Beckham - LA Galaxy' into the search engine of any news gathering website, you will notice that over 1,000 articles have been posted on the internet in the past 24 hours alone. The majority of these articles seem to centre on whether Beckham and his wife Victoria, will be a hit in Hollywood, whether his arrival in Major League Soccer will boost the profile of the sport in the US and whether his effect on his new team will be positive. Back on 11 January, the former Manchester United man announces his decision to move across the Atlantic, saying: "After discussing several options with my family and advisers to either stay here at Madrid or join other major British and European clubs, I have decided to join the Los Angeles Galaxy and play in the MLS from August this year. I look forward to the new challenge of growing the world's most popular game in a country that is as passionate about its sport as my own." A little over six months later, on … [Read more...] about Beckham: Right Move?
TuoiTreNews received this article from Dr. Kim Huynh, a lecturer and researcher at the Australian National University. The views and opinions expressed herein are those of Kim Huynh and Tran Hoang Tuan, a freelance writer and translator, and do not necessarily reflect the position of TuoiTreNews. Stan lived on the top floor of my apartment building in Vietnam and was, without a doubt, a very impressive individual. He was tall and fit, had lived in many countries and was a highly regarded doctor and manager. Stan had not come to Vietnam to make money; but rather, to help the Vietnamese, and was therefore in very high demand. While he was successful at work, Stan was often frustrated when he returned to his apartment. A putrid smell emanated from the drain in his bathtub, the air conditioner was constantly malfunctioning and he was never able to receive BBC World on his television. Most of us in the apartment complex encountered similar issues, but had long given up trying to do … [Read more...] about Who is more civilized: Vietnamese or Westerners?
Rafael Benitez was up late last night. Bowling. As you do. Well, you do in Japan. Some western visitors have been known to hit the driving range at 3am, as Liverpool did in 1981. Jet-lag does that. Benitez said, three days into Chelsea's trip, he was still averaging only four hours sleep each night. He could handle it, he insisted, but he worried about his players. And there, in microcosm, is the conundrum facing the manager of the European contender at the Club World Cup. The prize, to be the world champions of club football, sounds grand; the status of the competition remains pitiful. … [Read more...] about Benitez battling jet-lag at a Club World Cup that is still trying to wake up…
Labor-intensive firms to benefit from tax payment delays Enterprises employing more than 300 workers and cooperatives in certain sectors will have their 2011 tax payments delayed for one year, according to a prime ministerial decision. Decision 54/2011/QD-TT inked by the Prime Minister last week following a Ministry of Finance proposal is aimed at helping enterprises cope with current tough market conditions such as high inflation and high interest rates. In addition to labor-intensive businesses, cooperatives in sectors such as agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, textiles, footwear, electronic components, and infrastructure construction will not have to pay 2011 taxes until next year. The taxes whose payment can be delayed from the end of next month should be roughly calculated every quarter and declared in the firm's tax statements for 2011, excluding the tax on incomes from other activities than business and production. Tax payments in Q1 will be rescheduled to … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 26/10