President Bush pays tribute to signs of capitalism in Vietnam

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’While President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is a close U.S. ally in the war on terror, Bush is highly unpopular in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Initially, the White House thought Bush would have to fly to Indonesia on a backup Air Force One. There was a problem with a tire upon landing in Ho Chi Minh City, said White House spokesman Tony Fratto. But a replacement tire was found, and the president is scheduled to fly his regular Boeing 747 to Indonesia. In Ho Chi Minh City, Bush visited the Vietnam stock exchange, where trading began in 2000 and expanded to Hanoi last year. The exchange initially listed two companies and two bonds. Now, there is trading in 56 stocks and funds on the combined exchanges with total capitalization of $3.5 billion. The president, wielding a red-handled mallet, struck a gong to open the day’s trading. Bush hit it three times, then shook hands with floor traders. He also planned to meet with business leaders and visit the Pasteur Institute for a briefing on its research. HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – President George W. Bush paid tribute to new symbols of capitalism in this struggling communist country today and offered encouragement for Vietnam’s battle against bird flu and other public health challenges. The president was quickly touring this city, once known as Saigon, before flying to Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, where thousands angrily protested America’s policy in the Middle East and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The White House said it was confident about security precautions for Bush’s visit despite police warnings of an increased threat of attack by al-Qaida-linked groups. The president was to spend just six hours in Indonesia, most of it at Bogor Palace, a presidential retreat outside the capital of Jakarta and far from the scene of protests where Bush was denounced as a “war criminal” and a “terrorist.” last_img read more

Sanchez ruled out for ‘six to eight weeks’

first_imgAlexis Sanchez faces up to two months on the sidelines according to Chile national team doctor Pedro Onate, who analysed the knee injury the forward sustained in Manchester United’s win over Southampton.Sanchez was replaced after 52 minutes of the 3-2 victory at Old Trafford following a challenge from Saints defender Jan Bednarek and United’s own medical staff have yet to provide a prognosis.But Onate said that exams of Sanchez’s condition showed he had suffered distention of the medial ligament, which would take a number of weeks to heal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Onate told El Mercurio: “There won’t be any problems for him to be at the Copa [America], because he’ll be out for between six and eight weeks.”Alexis may even play again before that time. Plus, there’s a long way to go until the Copa America.Ole has provided the latest on @Alexis_Sanchez… #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 2, 2019″The distention of the medial ligament is an annoying injury, but it’s not so complex.”United will be without Sanchez as they travel to Paris Saint-Germain for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday, where they hope to overturn a 2-0 deficit.Sanchez has made just eight Premier League starts for the club in 2018-19, scoring once.The 30-year-old winger has endured a difficult period at Old Trafford since arriving from Arsenal in January 2018, struggling to live up to expectations and suffering a worrying loss of form in front of goal.Five goals from 41 appearances across all competitions are not the kind of numbers English football fans have come to expect from Sanchez, who became one of the Premier League’s most revered players during his four-year spell at the Emirates Stadium. In his absence, caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be forced to play a flat 4-4-2 formation against PSG, with Fred and Andreas Pereira in line to start. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more