“Coffee is deep in the DNA of Vietnam”, CNN put, adding Vietnam is one of the biggest producers of the beans in the world and everyone doesn't have to go far for a fantastic cup if they are in Hanoi. In Vietnam, coffee is brewed in a traditional filter, dripping into a single cup below, producing a thick, intense brew that is sipped black, or enjoyed with the traditional sweetened condensed milk. Popular with locals is ‘ca phe trung’, the egg coffee -- in which a creamy, meringue-like egg white foam is placed on top of a black coffee./. VNA … [Read more...] about Vietnam recommended for world’s best coffee by CNN
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AC Milan’s former player Paolo Maldini (right) reacts during the men’s doubles tennis match, with his partner Stefano Landonio against Poland’s player Tomasz Bednarek and Nederland’s player David Pel during the ATP Challenger Tour on June 27. — AFP PhotoViet Nam News Tennis MILAN — Five-time European Cup winning footballer Paolo Maldini’s tennis career ended abruptly on his debut yesterday when the AC Milan legend lost 6-1, 6-1 in a first-round doubles match. Maldini stepped onto the court at the Milan challenger event as its most decorated sportsman. But the 49-year-old Italian football legend -- whose tennis dream was to "play against Roger Federer" -- saw his career hopes dashed with a chastening defeat to doubles specialists David Pel and Tomasz Bednarek while playing alongside his tennis coach Stefano Landonio. It was a logical defeat, given the players’ ranking history. Dutchman Pel is ranked 208th in the world while … [Read more...] about Game, set and match for AC Milan legend Maldini
International More Tokyo 2020 events rescheduled to beat the heat Thursday, Dec 5, 2019,16:44 (GMT+7) More Tokyo 2020 events rescheduled to beat the heat A woman holding a sunshade walks past Olympic rings displayed at Nihonbashi district in Tokyo, Japan August 5, 2019 - PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO (REUTERS) - Tokyo 2020 organizers said on Thursday two more Olympic events, the triathlon and equestrian cross-country, have been rescheduled to earlier start times to combat the expected sweltering summer heat. Tokyo temperatures in July and August, when the city will host the Games, regularly exceed 30 degrees Celsius with high humidity adding to the discomfort, and preparing for this has proved a consistent headache for organizers. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has already moved the marathon, one of the most prestigious events at any Olympics and one especially beloved in Japan, and race walk events 800 kilometers … [Read more...] about More Tokyo 2020 events rescheduled to beat the heat
Gary Woodland of the United States waits to play his second shot on the third hole during the first round of the 2019 Hero World Challenge at Albany on Wednesday. — AFP/VNA Photo MIAMI — US Open champion Gary Woodland and Patrick Reed shared the lead on Wednesday in the Hero World Challenge as tournament host Tiger Woods faltered late in the Bahamas. Woodland and former Masters champion Reed both shot six-under par 66 at wind-whipped Albany Golf Club -- displaying the kind of solid golf US Presidents Cup playing captain Woods was hoping to see from the pair when he selected them for this month's matchplay showdown with Ernie Els' International squad. Woods himself had his struggles, improving from two-over through 10 holes o reach three-under before closing with a bogey and double-bogey in an even-par 72. Woods made a run up the leaderboard with birdies at 11, 13 and 14 followed by an eagle at 15 -- where his chip from off the green took two bounces and … [Read more...] about Woodland, Reed share lead as Woods falters in Bahamas
Asia News China maintains tariffs must be reduced for phase one trade deal with U.S. Thursday, Dec 5, 2019,16:47 (GMT+7) China maintains tariffs must be reduced for phase one trade deal with U.S. U.S. President Donald Trump meets with China's President Xi Jinping at the start of their bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019 – PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING (REUTERS) - Tariffs must be cut if China and the United States are to reach an interim agreement on trade, the Asian nation's commerce ministry said on Thursday, sticking to its stance that some U.S. tariffs must be rolled back for a phase one deal. "The Chinese side believes that if the two sides reach a phase one deal, tariffs should be lowered accordingly," ministry spokesman Gao Feng told reporters, adding that both sides were maintaining close communication. On a telephone call last week, China's lead trade negotiator Vice … [Read more...] about China maintains tariffs must be reduced for phase one trade deal with U.S.