There is a ‘vendetta’ hard to settle between Vietnam and Thailand in women’s football in Southeast Asia and they will take on each other in the finale of the category at the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines on Sunday. The final showdown at 7:00 pm at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila will be a clash between the arch-enemies to prove the winners are the absolute queens of the Beautiful Game in the region. At the 2019 SEA Games, the Philippines, Malaysia and Myanmar were placed in Group A while Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia made up Group B. Vietnam progressed to the semifinal round as group toppers, having drawn 1-1 against Thailand and routed Indonesia 6-0. The Vietnamese women beat hosts the Philippines 2-0 in the semifinal, whereas Thailand marginally defeated Myanmar 1-0 in their last-four encounter, both on Thurday. Both teams have struck gold in SEA Games women’s football for five times, with Vietnam claiming the title in 2001, … [Read more...] about Clash of the archrivals: Vietnam play Thailand to see who reign women’s football
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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Sunday it carried out a "very important test" at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it when it entered denuclearization talks with the United States last year. The announcement comes amid dimming prospects for a resumption of negotiations, with the North warning it would seek "a new way" if it fails to get major U.S. concessions by year's end. North Korea has said its resumption of nuclear and long-range missile tests depends on the United States. Saturday's test at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground will have "an important effect on changing the strategic position of (North Korea) once again in the near future," an unidentified spokesman from the North's Academy of National Defense Science said in a statement, according to the official Korean Central News Agency. He said the defense academy submitted the test results to the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party. The North … [Read more...] about North Korea conducts ‘important test’ at once-dismantled site
In agreeing a deal to guarantee the Irish border remains invisible, with no checks fuelling inter-community tensions, the UK is moving the border to the Irish Sea. But the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) fears it will create an unwelcome new Brexit burden in Great Britain, forcing manufacturers to take on a mountain of paperwork and breaching Theresa May’s promise that east-west trade would remain unfettered. While the DUP softened its previous opposition to such an outcome, Sammy Wilson, the MP for East Antrim, raised concerns about the impact facilitating Boris Johnson’s new deal would have on businesses exporting from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. Why is a barrier in the Irish Sea being discussed? If all goods entering the island of Ireland are checked before arrival for standards and tariffs, then cross-border trade can continue to flow unimpeded. It will also protect the single market and reduce the chance of suspect goods making their way to the continent via … [Read more...] about The ‘Irish Sea border’: what does it mean for GB business?
NEW DELHI: With an aim to upgrade skills and build their bandwidth, an increasing number of domestic audit firms are looking for global tie-ups to take on multinational giants in the sector. The aim is to become globally more competitive by deploying stronger processes already being followed by the global audit firms in delivering audit mandates. "There has been a significant jump in the number of mid-sized Indian audit firms looking for global tie-ups in the recent past. More than a dozen such firms have approached various global players in past few weeks," said a consultant who is helping local firm scout for a foreign partner. The primary reason being cited is the growing complexity in businesses, which auditors must understand to deliver a high-quality audit, compounded by the fear of stringent action by regulatory and investigating agencies for negligence or collusion by them in cases of corporate frauds and business failures. In recent times, there has been a spate of actions … [Read more...] about Audit firms eye global tie-ups to upgrade skills, build bandwidth