World Cup 2022: the list of packages is growing for the Blues

This is a new blow for Didier Deschamps, six days before the debut of the French team in the World Cup in Qatar. The coach of the Blues announced Wednesday, November 16 the summons of Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani for the competition. The 23-year-old player (2 sections in the national team), currently training in Japan, will join his teammates in Doha on Thursday morning.

He replaces Christopher Nkunku in the list of 26 World Cup participants. The former Parisian, who has had a string of good performances at his club Leipzig, was forced to forfeit Tuesday, November 15 due to a sprained left knee contracted during training.

Absent holders

For several weeks, the multiplication of injuries has been a headache for Didier Deschamps. Several locker room executives will not participate in the competition, especially in midfield. This is particularly the case for Paul Pogba (knee) and N’Golo Kanté (hamstrings). The two players had played a major role in the coronation of the Blues in Moscow in 2018. In the midfield, the coach will therefore have to resort to players without much experience in selection and who have played little or not at all together.

At the end of October, Mike Maignan had thrown in the towel due to a calf injury. The goalkeeper was replaced by veteran Steve Mandanda, who currently plays for Rennes.

The French defense was not spared either. Less than a week after the announcement of the list of players summoned to the World Cup, the defender of Paris Saint-Germain Presnel Kimpembe, claiming a starting place in the central hinge, has also given up going to Qatar due to from an insufficiently healed injury to the Achilles tendon. He was replaced by the Monegasque Axel Disasi.

► The list of 26 who fly to Qatar

Guardians: Alphonse Areola (West Ham), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Rennes)

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Théo Hernandez (AC Milan), Axel Disasi (AS Monaco), Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool), Jules Koundé (FC Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), William Saliba (Arsenal), Raphaël Varane ( Manchester United), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich)

Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (AS Monaco), Mattéo Guendouzi (Marseille), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus Turin), Aurélien Tchouameni (Real Madrid), Jordan Veretout (Marseille)

Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembélé (FC Barcelona), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid), Kylian Mbappé (Paris SG), Randal Kolo Muani (Frankfurt), Marcus Thuram (Monchengladbach)



Maignan dismissed, Mandanda summoned: discover the list of 25 selected for the World Cup in Qatar

They will aim to repeat the feat of 2018. The coach of the France team, Didier Deschamps, announced a list of 25 players, Wednesday, November 9 to the 8 p.m. newspaper of TF1, to participate in the World Cup in Qatar (from November 20 to December 18).

Due to the busy schedule, FIFA had authorized qualified coaches to give an expanded list of their squad, up to 26 players. Didier Deschamps, first opposed to a larger group, after an unfortunate experience during the previous Euro, finally made 25 happy.

An environment to rethink

Among the big winners, Liverpool player Ibrahima Konaté was retained, to the detriment of defenders like Lucas Digne or Ferland Mendy. Goalkeeper Mike Maignan, barely recovered from an injury, was not selected, to the delight of Steve Mandanda, already present in Russia four years ago.

Private in the midfield of Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kanté, injured, coach Deschamps opted for a midfielder without a world champion, with Adrien Rabiot, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Youssouf Fofana, Eduardo Camavinga, and the Marseillais Mattéo Guendouzi and Jordan Veretout.

Giroud the survivor

In a duel with Karim Benzema at the forefront of the tricolor attack, Olivier Giroud was not guaranteed to participate in a new World Cup. If he had been recalled to the last gathering of the Blues, last September, Didier Deschamps doubted the ability of the Grenoble to accept a role of lining, facing the last Ballon d’Or. His qualities and his level of play demonstrated throughout the start of the season with his Milan team will have finally convinced the coach to retain him in the list of 25.

Artisan of the coronation in Russia, even if the latter had not scored any goals, he will have the opportunity, through this competition to dethrone Thierry Henry in the ranking of scorers in the France team. With 49 goals on the clock, he is now only two units behind the 98 world champion.

Changes still possible

Eleven 2018 world champions are thus included in the list, the final version of which must be sent to Fifa no later than Monday, November 14 at 7 p.m. In the event of serious injury, last-minute substitutions are still authorized until November 21, the day before the start of the match against Australia.

The France team will start its group stage on Tuesday, November 22 against the Australian Socceros. On Saturday November 26, they will meet Christian Eriksen’s Denmark and finish against Tunisia on Wednesday November 30. Fourth in the FIFA rankings, behind Brazil, Belgium and Argentina, France is one of the favorites for this World Cup in Qatar.


The list of 26 selected players

Guardians: Alphonse Areola (West Ham), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Rennes)

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan/), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris SG), Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool), Jules Koundé (FC Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), William Saliba (Arsenal), Raphaël Varane (Manchester United), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich)

Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Mattéo Guendouzi (Marseille), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus Turin), Aurélien Tchouaméni (Real Madrid), Jordan Veretout (Marseille)

Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembélé (FC Barcelona), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid), Kylian Mbappé (Paris SG), Christopher Nkunku (Leipzig)



Tokyo Olympics: a long list of health restrictions

Concerns about an upsurge in Covid-19 in Japan, particularly in Tokyo, have forced the Japanese government to apply severe health restrictions around Olympic events. Draconian measures were imposed on all participants.

► No Olympic torch relay on public roads

Local authorities announced Wednesday July 7 “Cancellation” of the Olympic torch relay “On the public highway” in the capital. All the sections that were to take place on public roads between 9 and 23 July, the opening date of the Games, “Were canceled, with the exception of isolated island areas” concerning the Ogasawara archipelago, located 900 km south of Tokyo.

→ READ. The flame of the Tokyo Games flickers but does not go out

Instead, small Olympic torch lighting ceremonies will be held at various locations in the capital. “Without spectator”Tokyo authorities added in a statement inviting residents to stream them. “Comfortably” at their home.

► The public asked not to attend the marathon

The organizers of the Olympics and Japanese local authorities announced Tuesday, July 6 that they would ask the public to “Abstain” to attend the marathon and the walking events, which are to be held in Sapporo, more than 800 km as the crow flies north of the Japanese capital. “In view of the current situation of Covid-19, it will be necessary to reduce the risk of infection by limiting the movement of the public”, they justified in a press release.

► Foreign spectators prohibited, limited presence of local spectators

Unprecedented in Olympic history, the coming of spectators from abroad to the Olympics was banned in March by the organizers. In June, they had authorized the presence of local spectators, but at 50% of the capacity of each site and within a maximum limit of 10,000 people. No alcohol, no hug, no cheer, no autograph: “The festive atmosphere will have to be removed”, warned the president of the Seiko Hashimoto organizing committee.

→ READ. Tokyo Olympics: no alcohol or cheering for spectators

► Participants tested every day

If the vaccine has not been made compulsory for athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics, the International Olympic Committee announced in early May that it had reached an agreement with the Pfizer / BioNTech laboratories to provide them with vaccines. Athletes participating in the Olympics as well as their close staff will also be tested for Covid-19 every day during the competition.

► Foreign journalists monitored by GPS

Journalists coming from abroad to cover the Olympics will be constantly geolocated by GPS “To ensure that they will not go to places other than where they are authorized to go”, announced the president of the organizing committee on June 8. If they break the rules, they risk losing their accreditation. Hotels preselected by the organizers will be allocated to them in order to monitor that they respect the rules.

► New measures expected

A likely tightening of restrictions for the public should be noted in the coming days. Tuesday, the daily Asahi said spectators should be banned from the opening ceremony at Tokyo’s new Olympic stadium on July 23.

→ EXPLANATION. Covid-19: will the Tokyo Olympics be canceled?

The organizers would also seek to limit the number of official guests to ” few hundreds “. Friday July 2, the president of the organizing committee, had declared that the closed door on the sites of the Olympic competitions remained ” an option “.



Tokyo Olympics: the final list of the French football team difficult to formalize

As expected, there will be the stars André-Pierre Gignac and Florian Thauvin, but also the very unexpected Ismaël Doukouré, Alexis Beka Beka or Modibo Sagnan: laboriously constructed by Sylvain Ripoll, faced with the reluctance of the clubs, the list of the team of France football for the Olympics has been updated by the coach.

The federation published a first list last week, but many clubs refused to release the selected players, as they are entitled to since the Olympic tournament (from July 21 to August 7) ​​is not on the official Fifa calendar. .

→ EXPLANATION. Covid-19: how Japan is trying by all means to save the Tokyo Olympics

Ripoll therefore had to replace several players, such as Rennais Eduardo Camavinga, Lillois Jonathan Ikoné, Monegasque Benoît Badiashile or Niçois Amine Gouiri, with less popular elements.

A derogation to complete the list

Some clubs, such as Olympique Lyonnais (OL) or PSG, have however finally agreed to release a player, which has helped Ripoll to complete his list, but it remains nevertheless very far from what was initially planned.

Above all, it was extremely difficult to build and for a long time only counted about ten names, until a waiver from Fifa allowed the coach to draw outside the pre-list of 50 names. filed mid-May.

To justify their reluctance to release their players, some clubs have put forward important deadlines, such as Monaco which will play in August the preliminary rounds of the Champions League.

But in the end, the difficulties encountered by Ripoll are summed up by the fact that the list has only 21 names, against 22 authorized, knowing that two players, Lille striker Isaac Lihadji and Montpellier goalkeeper Dimitry Bertaud, remain for the ‘moment in club and will not go to Japan’ that in case of need “. In Group A, France will face Mexico, Japan and South Africa.


The list of the 21 players of the France team for the Olympic Games

► Reminder: the lists of national selections for the Olympic Games can only include players born after the 1ster January 1997, with the exception of three players who may be over 23 years old. This is the case of André-Pierre Gignac (35 years old), Florian Thauvin (28 years old) and Téji Savanier (29 years old).

♦ Guardians: Stefan Bajic (Saint-Étienne), Paul Bernardoni (Angers), Dimitry Bertaud (Montpellier);

♦ Defenders: Melvin Bard (Lyon), Anthony Caci (Strasbourg), Ismaël Doukouré (Valenciennes), Pierre Kalulu (AC Milan), Clément Michelin (Lens), Timothée Pembélé (PSG), Modibo Sagnan (Real Sociedad);

♦ Backgrounds: Alexis Beka Beka (Caen), Jérémy Gélin (Rennes), Enzo Le Fée (Lorient), Téji Savanier (Montpellier), Florian Thauvin (Tigres), Lucas Tousart (Hertha Berlin);

♦ Attackers: André-Pierre Gignac (Tigres), Randal Kolo Muani (FC Nantes), Isaac Lihadji (Lille), Nathanaël Mbuku (Reims), Arnaud Nordin (Saint-Étienne)


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6 points are being blocked in Long An

In 5 days, Long An appeared 8 cases of Covid-19 infection, of which two were severe, with 6 blocked off points in Can Giuoc, Can Duoc, Tan Thanh and Tan An city districts.

Noon 1/6, cage house area Phuoc Van market located close to provincial road 835C (Can Duoc district) closed quietly, many small traders had to stay at home, their faces showed concern. From 23h yesterday, about 100 m of the road, from the market house to the intersection of provincial roads 835C and DT8, was stretched, 7 policemen and militiamen were on duty 24/24, preventing cars from entering the market.

In addition, 117 households living near the market, located on DT8 street (the home area of ​​”patient 7445″) also have two latches, each with 5 people, in addition to the task of preventing people from entering and leaving, they also support spraying and decontamination. bacteria, helping people transport essential goods from outside into the isolation area.

117 households in Phuoc Van Market (Can Duoc) are under blockade because of 3 positive cases of Covid-19 on the afternoon of June 1. Image: Hoang Nam

Five days ago, the 22-year-old patient, a student after an internship in Ho Chi Minh City, went home to Phuoc Van. Due to a fever, he went to Ben Luc General Hospital and Long An General Hospital for examination and was sampled, positive for nCoV.

Currently, the patient’s health is getting worse and he has to breathe ECMO at Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases. Of the two “patients 7487” and 7488, the male student’s father and brother, whose health is also worsening, were transferred to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City. The father is being treated at Can Giuoc General Hospital. The locality has identified 61 F1, other cases continue to zone.

Currently, the Emergency Department, Ben Luc General Hospital and 5 F1 and 8 F2 are isolated. The Emergency Department of Long An General Hospital is also isolated with 3 F1, 37 F2 and 53 F3. All the cases at the two rapid tests were negative. Currently, the emergency department area at the two hospitals has been replaced, an alternative workplace is arranged and medical examination and treatment is still normal.

Also in Can Duoc district, yesterday, two other areas were blocked, including: Can Duoc General Hospital and Area 7, Can Duoc town. 340 medical staff, patients, family members at the hospital and 15 households and 35 people in Quarter 7 were also isolated and sampled with negative first test results.

Two health workers are taking samples of the disease at the isolated area of ​​Phuoc Van market (Can Duoc) on the afternoon of June 1.  Photo: Hoang Nam

Two health workers are taking samples of the disease at the isolated area of ​​Phuoc Van market (Can Duoc) on the afternoon of June 1. Image: Hoang Nam

These two blocked areas are both related to case 6909, a 22-year-old female teacher who teaches at Kid Town Kindergarten, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City. On May 27, this teacher went to Can Duoc General Hospital to visit relatives.

Before that, she had contact with the female teacher, who is the F1 of the patient related to the missionary church in Go Vap, the test result was negative. However, the local authorities suspected that this female teacher’s PCR test was positive.

14 close contacts were isolated at Lam Vien Thanh Nien park (Thanh Hoa district), initial test results were negative. Another F1 in Can Duoc district due to old age and weak health should organize isolation monitoring at home. F1 cases are mainly in Can Duoc, Chau Thanh, Tien Giang and HCMC. CDC Can Duoc also traced 33 F2, is monitoring isolation at home, waiting for test results.

40 km from Can Duoc town, 5 houses along Highway 62 (about a kilometer from the wholesale market of Ward 2, Tan An City) today the police are still on duty. This area was blocked off three days ago, due to the home of “patient 6731”, a 51-year-old man.

Five houses are being isolated in Ward 2, Tan An City related to a 51-year-old male patient on the morning of June 1.  Photo: Hoang Nam

5 houses are being isolated in ward 2, Tan An city related to a 51-year-old male patient on the morning of June 1. Image: Hoang Nam

Previously, on May 26-27, he visited relatives in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City. After his family in District 12 had a positive case, he contacted the health agency and was sampled, tested for antigen quickly, negative results, concentrated isolation at the Center for Continuing Education – Education occupation in Vinh Hung district.

This man continued to be tested for PCR, the result was positive for nCoV. 25 people in 5 houses were sampled and tested, all of them had negative results.

About 70 km from Tan An city, 3 houses Includes 6 people at the residential area of ​​hamlet 3, Tan Thanh commune (Tan Thanh) was also blocked.

Two cases 7176, 7177, are husband and wife (33 and 38 years old), in which the wife is a worker. On the afternoon of May 28, they returned from Ho Chi Minh City to visit their wife’s family, went to the commune health station to declare, directly contacted the station’s head, measured normal body temperature. After that, the two returned to their wife’s house, contacting 4 family members and neighbors.

On the morning of May 30, after being informed that their son at Kid Town Kindergarten was the F1 case of a mission-related infection, the couple went to the district health center for tests and the results were positive. Their son tested negative. Local authorities have traced 10 F1, 36 F2, and nearly 80 F3.

The couple is currently being treated at Kien Tuong General Hospital. F1 cases are being isolated at Lam Vien Youth.

6 points are being blocked in Long An

Isolation area of ​​117 households at Phuoc Van market (Phuoc Van, Can Duoc). Video: Hoang Nam

The remaining blockade points are First patient ward Long An province recorded, located in Hamlet 4, Long Hau Commune, Can Giuoc District, adjacent to Nha Be District, Ho Chi Minh City. This is a male chef, 45 years old, working at the 5-star Sheraton hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, tested positive for Covid-19 on May 27. On May 21-22, he shared a table with a chef who tested positive, related to the mission church. 19 F1 and 103 F2 are isolated at Can Giuoc General Hospital, test results are negative.

Of the 8 cases recorded in Long An province, except for three cases at Phuoc Van market, the source of infection is unknown, the remaining 5 schools are related to the mission church.

Before the complicated epidemic, Long An established 3 checkpoints for epidemic prevention and control at National Highway 1, National Highway N2 and National Highway 50. In addition, 4 districts bordering Ho Chi Minh City and Tay Ninh include Ben Luc, Duc Hoa, Duc Hue and Can Giuoc also set up 10 posts.

People from epidemic areas, especially Ho Chi Minh City, returning to Long An from May 20 to June 1 will be sampled for testing and must be isolated at home. If you are not in an epidemic area, you must make a commitment to limit leaving the house, strictly follow the 5K principle (mask – Disinfection – Distance – Do not gather – Medical declaration).

In addition, this province also directed the Provincial Public Administration Service Center and the District Public Administration Center to suspend the implementation of land transaction records in densely populated areas such as Tan An, Duc Hoa and Ben. Luc, Can Duoc, Can Giuoc.

Hoang Nam

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A series of 75-inch TVs priced at VND 25 million

From over VND 40 million, many 75-inch TVs launched from 2019, 2020 by Samsung, LG, TCL are reducing prices by over 45% to VND 25 million.

LG UN7290PDT (24.45 million VND)

LG’s popular TV model is 44% off, or 20.45 million dong. At the beginning of last year, the product was sold for 44.9 million VND.

UN7290 1.3 cm thin border, 4K resolution, uses Quad Core 4K processor to increase image quality and runs WebOS 5.0 platform. The product is highly appreciated for its ability to display beautiful images, high contrast, support smart features, easy-to-use remote, gesture recognition and good voice recognition. However, the minus point of the machine is that the body is still quite thick (8.8 cm) compared to comparable products, as well as the sound quality is not high.

Samsung RU7100 (25.99 million VND)

RU7100 was launched two years ago, from 2019. The product was originally priced at 47.59 million VND, but has been reduced by 21.07 million VND, currently at 26.52 million VND.

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According to the audiovisual review site Rtings, Samsung’s TV for good overall quality, sharp 4K picture, low input lag, ability to display deep blacks and high contrast, suitable for low-light places. However, the TV’s ability to display in high-brightness environments is limited, especially in HDR mode. In addition, image quality also decreases when viewed at an angle of more than 30 degrees.

TCL P618 (17.9 million VND)

TCL’s 2020 TVs are priced at less than 18 million dong, down nearly half from the 29.49 million dong listed by electronics systems last year. This is also the cheapest 75-inch 4K TV on the market today.

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P618 is appreciated for its sharp 4K images, supports HDR10, optimizes contrast with Micro Dimming feature, runs Android 9.0 with a diverse application store, supports Vietnamese voice recognition. However, the product is quite thick and the design is not outstanding.

LG Nano79TND (26.9 million VND)

LG’s 2020 TVs are being sold by electronics supermarkets for 26.9 million VND, down nearly 50% compared to when sold (49.9 million VND). Modern product with thin bezel screen, 4K resolution, integrated AI features.

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The advantage of this TV model is a high-definition and high-contrast screen, wide viewing angle, DTS Virtual:X sound, and features that support connectivity and smart home control. The TV supports Google Assistant and Alexa but no Vietnamese. In return, LG has integrated Voice Search feature instead.

TCL A8 (18.9 million VND)

The TV model launched in 2019 of TCL decreased by 14 million VND compared to the original price of 32.99 million VND. Modern product with metal frame, running Android 9.0 platform.

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A8 is considered a TV that fully meets the needs of users in the price range. The product has a large screen, 4K resolution, images are optimized thanks to the AI ​​IN intelligent platform, displaying deep blacks, high contrast. However, the TV has a rather thick design, 1.3 cm border and 8.8 cm thick body.

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Ordinary things are now abnormal

After the pandemic, even with vaccines, people will still be afraid of some things such as shaking hands, going to eat out.

“What is familiar is no longer familiar,” said Lynn Bufka, an expert from the American Psychological Association. According to her, since the pandemic happened, people all over the world had to follow a series of safety rules, so when life was “opened” again, everyone needed time to adapt.

Some of the experiences and places below are very stressful in the post-pandemic period and how to handle them.

Eye contact

During times of social separation, most of us only make eye contact with family, supermarket cashier and co-workers (through the screen). Therefore, when meeting strangers, you may find yourself in a situation where you want to avoid their gaze by looking down.

According to Jane Webber, associate professor of trauma, stress and coping skills at Kean University, New Jersey, if you find it difficult, try to smile, even if it is as light as a smile. smile by Mona Lisa. That will make the other person feel comfortable and smile back at you.

Eye contact is the easiest thing to get used to again because eyes connect people and show care for each other.

In the middle of the crowd

Crowds will reappear in public places, in stark contrast to the deserted landscape during times of social separation.

Webber teaches students the “circle of protection”. “We put a flat rope or ribbon on the floor, then ask each person how big the circle is, they can feel safe in the crowd,” explained the female expert. “Most people say they need front and side space.”

Illustration: Alberto Mier.

Once you have determined how much space you need, use your elbow, leg or something like a shopping bag or supermarket trolley to create that space. If you need others to respect your boundaries, say softly: “I need space”.

If you become overly anxious, Webber advises you to take a breath and tell yourself: “In a few minutes I’ll be out of here.”

Shake hands and hug

Through a period of social separation, handshakes easily startle us by fear of spreading germs of disease. If you don’t like shaking hands, switch to waving or touching the elbow with the other person and frankly share that you are still a bit worried. “That way, you can still build a connection that the other person can understand and sympathize with,” Webber said.

Compared to shaking hands, a hug was probably more frightening. According to Webber, after the pandemic, not everyone was willing to accept hugs from others, no matter how touched they liked to be in the past. If you or someone else hugs and is still afraid of the epidemic, try a “butterfly hug”, which means crossing your arms, touching yourself and patting your shoulders.

Illustration: Alberto Mier.

Illustration: Alberto Mier.

Flirting and dating

A pandemic makes you ask many questions before you start getting to know someone. You will wonder if the person has been vaccinated or is willing to comply with health-protection regulations such as wearing a mask.

According to Bufka, these questions are really important because if they are in the same position, the two of you are more likely to be together for longer. Share what you did during the pandemic and ask the other person what else they have. Take notice, try to have a gentle, humble, and nonjudgmental conversation, whether or not you want the relationship to go away.

If you’re concerned about physical contact, share it with the other person. Example: “It’s been a while since I kissed others, so I forgot how to kiss”.

If you do not want to meet face to face, you can exchange social media accounts or phone numbers for online dating first.

Share public space

Imagine sitting on a bench and someone else offers to sit next to you, will you agree or disagree?

If you really don’t want to, you can say no by apologizing and saying that you haven’t been vaccinated. If you have been vaccinated, ask yourself if what you are worried about is at risk and then answer.

Illustration: Alberto Mier.

Illustration: Alberto Mier.

Helping others

If someone asked you to start the car, would you do it? According to Jacqueline Gollan, a professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, simplify those situations by having hand sanitizer and mask ready and assessing yourself if your worries are justified.

Going to beauty

After the pandemic, services like beauty treatments and massages may not be as relaxing as before. Ask your store what prevention measures they have in place and choose a place that is safe by your standards.

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4 familiar but strange cakes in Vung Tau

BA Ria Vung TauKhot cake, banh beo or green bean pepper cake in the beach town is processed with its own recipe, creating a unique flavor.

The following cakes are sold in many localities, but in the Southeastern coastal city, they have their own way of processing, creating a taste unlike anywhere.

Seafood khot cake

Banh khot is often the owner of the white rice flour, not turmeric to make the cake yellow like southern khot cake. At first glance, the dish looks like central banh can, but it’s crunchier because it is fried in a pan filled with oil.

The thin crust in the middle is the seafood filling, including shrimp, squid, and surface. On the surface of the cake covered with a layer of onion fat and shrimp powder, helping the cake to fit better. Khot cake served with carrot, fresh shredded papaya and raw vegetables such as lettuce, mustard greens, fish lettuce … dotted with sweet fish sauce.

You can visit Ba Hai khot cake shop, number 42, Tran Dong, ward 3 to enjoy with prices from 60,000 VND / 8 pieces.

When the customer calls for the owner, he starts to make the cake always stays hot. Image: Huynh Nhi

Shrimp squash cake

Duck cake filled with crushed green beans, cut pork skin and pork, lettuce, sliced ​​herbs, topped with peanuts and plump onion fat. Top covered with shrimp flour, the red seasoning is often seasoned in savory cakes. When eating, users can add carrots, pickled white radish and sweet fish sauce to enjoy.

Each cake costs from 40,000 VND, diners can enjoy at Tuyet Mai water cake shop, No. 2, Phan Chu Trinh street, ward 2, Vung Tau city.

4 familiar but strange cakes in Vung Tau

How to make Vung Tau shrimp pudding cake. Video: Huynh Nhi

Salted egg sponge cake

The salted egg sponge cake in Vung Tau is only as big as 5 pinched fingers, different from the usual large whole-cake baked goods, cheese and salted eggs.

The worker uses a small mold to bake cakes, each salted egg is cut in half attached to the top, in a box of 9 to 10 pieces. The cake here is soft, smooth and not too dry or too sweet.

Many places in Vung Tau city sell this kind of cake, but the most famous is probably Goc Column Dien salted egg sponge cake shop at 17B, Nguyen Truong To, Ward 2 with price from 25,000 VND / box of 9 pieces.

The cake is small, smooth and not too sweet.  Photo: @ ngochan_lenguyen / Foody

The cake is small, smooth and not too sweet. Image: @ngochan_lenguyen / Foody

Green bean pepper cake

The small pepper cake has a thin, soft outer shell, is fried in gold with green bean paste or filled with sweet and creamy green bean (custard). The price for each one is from 4,000 VND and the shop is only sold in the afternoon, so customers often stop at 43, Do Chieu, Ward 1 to line up or call to book in the morning.

In addition to green bean pepper cake and cade, the shop also sells banana cake and steamed beef cake.  Photo: @ lequanghuan89 / Instagram

In addition to green bean pepper cake and cade, the shop also sells banana cake and steamed beef cake. Image: @ lequanghuan89 / Instagram

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Cars disappear from 2021

The majority of products on the list are car models with a heralded ending, with the last year on the market being 2020.

A total of more than 20 models stopped production and no longer appeared in the whole market, or in the US, in 2021. Of which, most of them are sedans and hatchbacks, due to the tendency of customers to switch to high-chassis, especially crossovers. The only current crossover that will go out of sale next year, is the Dodge Journey. The list below includes the most representative examples.

BMW i8

The last i8 rolls off the production line at the factory in Leipzig, Germany. Image: BMW

After six years on the market, it’s time for the luxury plug-in hybrid to stop. A mix of aggressive looks, especially with a 3-cylinder engine (adding electric motors), but the i8 also sold just over 20,000 vehicles in its lifetime.

It is said that the i8 replacement product will be based on the Vision M Next concept model, but there is currently no confirmation from the German company.

BMW M8 Coupe and convertible

Photo: BMW

Image: BMW

The two-door and convertible M8 is no longer available in 2021, and is caused by a shortage of supplies due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a company representative said. There are only 4-door version M8 Gran Coupe, with the price from 130,000 USD.

Toyota Yaris

Photo: Toyota

Image: Toyota

The “death” of the Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit, Chevrolet Sonic and Hyundai Elantra GT with the end of the previous Ford Fiesta and Mazda2 narrowing the range of hatchback favorites in the US.

While the Yaris is among the smallest car enthusiasts’ favorites, sales in the US are far from good. Less than 22,000 cars left dealerships in 2019. Meanwhile, nearly 305,000 Corollas, nearly 337,000 Camrys and 448,000 RAV4 units were sold.

Honda Civic Coupe

Photo: Honda

Image: Honda’s motobike

Honda is gearing up for the launch of the new generation, the 11th generation of the Civic, and some changes are also taking place in this best-selling lineup. The two-door Civic Coupe version will disappear after 2020, leaving only the sedan and hatchback versions going through 2021.

Honda Fit / Jazz

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Image: Honda’s motobike

The Japanese automaker is removing the Fit / Jazz from its product list, even in the US. As one of the most affordable compact cars, but sales of Fit are declining. Now, Honda’s cheapest car in the US is the HR-V, priced at $ 21,000, and has nearly three times the sales of Fit in 2019.

Hyundai Elantra GT

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Image: Hyundai

The hatchback version of the Elantra will go into the past after 2020 with the GT N Line version. Hyundai says the five-door model will be replaced by the new Venue and Kona. If you still like hatchbacks, customers can choose to Veloster and Veloster N.

Ford Fusion

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Image: Ford

Ford announced plans to stop production of all sedans in 2018, and is on target with the disappearance of Fusion. The Focus, Fiesta and Taurus all left the game, leaving the EcoSport as Ford’s lowest-end product.

Lexus GS

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Image: Lexus

After appearing in the early 1990s and going through four generations, the rear-wheel drive midsize luxury sedan stopped production for the US market after 2020. GS will “say goodbye” with a special version. name GS Black Line. Lexus sedans will also be ES, LS and IS.

Mercedes SLC

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Image: Mercedes

After initial information nearly two years ago, and after 23 years of continuous production, SLC (initial name SLK) officially stopped. Vehicles each sold with two versions SLC300 and Mercedes-AMG SLC43. The final version, the SLC Final Edition, adds a special gold color.

Buick Regal

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Image: Buick

After nearly 50 years in the market, GM stopped producing the Buick Regal as part of its trend of moving away from cars. This action also means that the Buick sub-brand will be full of SUVs from 2021.

Chevrolet Sonic

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Image: Chevrolet

Shrinking the compact car segment with another “victim” is Sonic. Sales of both sedan and hatchback versions peaked in 2014, with nearly 94,000 units, but in 2019 there are less than 14,000 sold.

Acura RLX

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Image: Acura

The luxury sedan RLX will disappear from the Japanese brand’s product list after selling just over 1,000 vehicles in 2019. Meanwhile, the MDX crossover model sells 50 times more, or the RDX crossover is about 60 times more.

With unusual features such as rear-wheel drive and the option of a sporty hybrid with up to 377 horsepower, the RLX is still unable to retain and attract customers.

Dodge Journey

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Image: Dodge

Journey is the only crossover on the list to die from 2021, due to its low sales. The same fate as Journey is the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan after 36 years in the market.

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Anonymous in the V-League 2020

The push of some pillars to Hai Phong after relegation creates suspicions that Quang Ninh will give up the race in the V-League 2020. But in fact, they are the biggest unknown.

There is nothing to expect in the mining team after the first phase closes. They drew two consecutive matches after the V-League rematch for the second time. Before that, they only won two matches when facing relegation teams Da Nang and SLNA. But at the beginning of the second phase, a 3-0 victory over Binh Duong brought a scary message from Quang Ninh to the ambition to win the team.

Since coming to the V-League in 2014, excluding the first season when it was a fledgling and insufficient financial resource, Quang Ninh has always been in the top 5 for the last five consecutive seasons. Last year, they did their best, when they finished third. In terms of stability over the same period, only Hanoi is better than them. With that experience, the method of making football is relatively methodical, the fact that Quang Ninh has declared the championship probably does not surprise anyone. But that’s why the surprise happened when they drastically changed their forces recently.

Quang Ninh (green shirt) can determine the outcome of the race above the championship. Image: VPF.

But it seems that Quang Ninh has a different calculation method. Take two matches with Binh Duong that took place at Cam Pha Stadium recently as an example. The first match in round 12, phase one, the two teams drew 2-2 when Quang Ninh shot a lot of goal, but did not achieve high efficiency. In the rematch, in the first round, phase two, the Cam Pham team only shot the ball four times in the right direction, but scored three goals, and kept a clean sheet. This is the second consecutive match, the defense of Quang Ninh did not accept a goal, after the match with Saigon FC at the end of the first phase.

It can be seen that “pushing” the players on the attack line to go elsewhere does not affect the play style that coach Phan Thanh Hung wants. Quang Ninh focuses more on reinforcing the weak points in defense. Meanwhile, they have seven victories, equal to Saigon FC and Viettel, the gap with the two teams ranked above is just more than losing a win.

Only meeting Saigon FC, Viettel and Hanoi in the last three rounds of phase two can be considered as favorable for teachers and students Phan Thanh Hung. The next match, they will kick at Ha Tinh Stadium, then go home to play two consecutive matches, against HAGL and then Ho Chi Minh City. According to a favorable scenario, after these three games, Quang Ninh will have at least two more wins, surely keeping a place in the top 3 before kicking the “final” matches with the strongest candidates. Then, anything can happen.

Quang Ninh’s silence makes the championship race more dramatic, it reminds people of the story of Danang in 2012 and Quang Nam in 2017.. Those are the teams that are still believed to have ties to Hanoi by elected Hien. Quang Ninh was also classified into what is known as a “five-team alliance”. After Saigon FC was elected to transfer to the new owner, Quang Ninh is expected to follow in the footsteps of Da Nang and Quang Nam to the championship. So, maybe this will be the best time for the mining team to reach glory.

To be fair, no team is confident enough to clap their chest as stronger than the current Quang Ninh. Saigon FC had a seventh victory of the season, against Ha Tinh, but teachers and students Mr. Vu Tien Thanh had to hold their breath until the last minute to know for sure they had all three points. Sai Gon FC left Ha Tinh – the weakest team in the top 8 – 18 goal kicks, compared to their 12 times, of which nine were on the right track. If goalkeeper Pham Van Phong does not play well, Saigon FC has been divided. Viettel had a strong victory over HAGL with a score of 4-1, but it was a match that their opponents played very mediocre. Holding the ball a lot but did not put enough pressure on Viettel’s goal, the mountain town team received goals from situations that were not too dangerous. The current performance of both Saigon FC and Viettel is difficult to be better than Quang Ninh.

Only Hanoi FC is still the opponent that every team wants to win if they want to win. When Nguyen Quang Hai got back to himself, even if the opponents gave up their forte, put all their strength into defense like the Ho Chi Minh club did in the last match, it could only be postponed, not impossible. prevent the defending champions’ finishing blow.

Song Viet