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ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – Russia breathed a sigh of relief on Saturday after its football team won the opening match of the Confederations Cup and the
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Russia convincingly beat New Zealand 2-0 at the St Petersburg stadium in front of 50,251 people, including President Vladimir Putin and FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who addressed the crowd before kickoff.

Putin welcomed fans to what he called a “big football festival” and thanked
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“The fact the leader of the country came to the match is on the one hand an additional positive, but it is also an additional responsibility,” Russia manager Stanislav Cherchesov, whose team face Portugal on Wednesday, told reporters.
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“We coped with the task before us,” Cherchesov said.

Although Russia were under pressure to perform well on home soil after slipping to a record low 63rd in FIFA’s world rankings this month, the country faced even
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The 68,000-seat St Petersburg stadium will be a flagship venue at the 2018 World Cup and the home of Russian football powerhouse Zenit, but its decade-long
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A new pitch had to be hastily laid before Saturday’s kickoff after uprooted
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Before the problems with the grass, issues with the stadium’s retractable pitch technology made the playing surface vibrate and rendered it unfit for matches.

But on Saturday the pitch survived without noticeable damage.

“I don’t know how it was to play on, but judging by the game it seemed the quality (of the pitch) was rather good. It allowed us to play,” Cherchesov said.
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CURBING VIOLENCE

After clashes between Russian and English football fans marred last year’s European Championship, Putin adopted legislation toughening punishments for stadium violence as part of a broader crackdown on hooliganism.

The Russian interior ministry has since blacklisted 292 fans, effectively banning them from attending official sporting events.

Russian fan leader Alexander Shprygin, who was deported from France during Euro 2016, told Reuters on Saturday that he had been barred from attending his country’s match against New Zealand just a few hours before kickoff.

He said Confederations Cup organisers had notified him that his fan-ID, needed to attend matches, had been cancelled in what appeared to be a further attempt to curb violence.

Russian authorities insist that the Confederations Cup’s ticketing system, which requires ticket holders to apply for a personalised fan-ID, ensures that all fans are screened and troublemakers are kept away.

“The chances of losing the right to attend Confederations Cup and World Cup matches are significantly increased for people who are known to have
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FIFA has for the first time implemented a three-step procedure at the Confederations Cup that allows referees to stop matches in the event of racist or discriminatory incidents.

At Saturday’s game there were two pre-game stadium announcements warning fans against discriminatory behaviour.

FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura said on Friday that the estimated attendance for the tournament would be 65 percent, and that Russia’s match against European champions Portugal had been sold out for weeks.

But empty seats remain a concern, with Russia’s Sport Express reporting that some tickets were being handed out to state workers for free in a bid to fill the stands at an upcoming Confederations Cup match in Kazan.

The tournament’s organising committee told Reuters it had launched a
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programme allowing “underprivileged Russian fans” to attend matches for free and that local authorities were in charge of distributing those tickets.

(Writing by Moscow newsroom, editing by Ed Osmond)

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Contractor charged with leaking document about U.S. election hacking: The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday charged a federal contractor with sending
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The use of substandard subway cables in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province, has
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Sixteen of the officials are of the prefecture-city level, which is directly beneath the ministerial level.

All of the officials are receiving disciplinary or criminal punishment according to laws and regulations, according to a statement from the State Council, China’s
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In addition, eight people from the cable manufacturer, Shaanxi Aokai Cable Co, have been arrested, and 19 people – all employees of the Shaanxi branches of
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An online post on March 16 claimed that Subway Line 3 in Xi’an, which opened on Nov 8 and handles on average over 340,000 trips a day, used substandard cables that might ignite and release toxic gases.Youth Authentic Custom Houston Astros Home White Commemorative 50th Anniversary Patch Jersey.

An investigation by the metro company and local government confirmed that substandard cables were used, but they hadn’t affected subway safety or
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“A central government investigation group has concluded that it’s a serious case
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Employees of subway construction agencies colluded with employees of the manufacturer to use counterfeit products, while local authorities’ negligence in supervision was also at fault, the statement said.

Shaanxi’s provincial government has been ordered to submit a profound written self-criticism to the central government and to revoke all of Aokai’s authentication certificates, trademarks and licenses.

A full check of all related projects has been ordered, as well as replacement of all
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“Corruption must be resolutely prevented and punished, and there should be zero tolerance toward illegal behaviors that might endanger people’s lives and property,” it said.

China Railway Corp said on March 25 that it had replaced all cables provided by Aokai. Affected railway lines include those connecting Baoji to Lanzhou, Xi’an to Chengdu, Chongqing to Guiyang, and Lanzhou to Chongqing. Metro systems in Chengdu and Hefei were also found to have used cables from Aokai.

Custom Yankees Jersey Walters snatches late draw for Ireland against Austria

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland forward Jon Walters scored a late equaliser which
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Martin Hinteregger put the visitors ahead from a superbly worked corner in the
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The goal maintained Ireland’s unbeaten home record in nine competitive internationals since Martin O’Neill was appointed coach in late 2013.

They provisionally top Group D with 12 points, one ahead of Serbia, who were
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Ireland tried to turn the match into a physical scrap but the more refined Austrians struck the first blow.

David Alaba sent a low, outswinging corner into the middle of the penalty area, Sebastian Proedl let it go through his legs and Hinteregger met it first time to score from 12 metres.

Ireland were much more dangerous in the second half as Austria struggled to deal with repeated crosses into the area.

Stefan Lainer nearly put through his own goal but then rescued Austria shortly
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Austria had two chances to settle the match, when Valentin Lazaro just failed to make contact with a ball across the face of goal and substitute Florian Grillitsch’s shot was turned around the post by Darren Randolph.

They paid dearly for those misses when Walters went chasing after a long ball
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Ireland thought they had won when Shane Duffy headed in a loose ball from close range but it was disallowed for a foul.

(Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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ANKARA (Reuters) – Tehran’s streets were filled with thousands of Iranians
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Young men and women poured into the streets in Tehran and other cities immediately after Iran secured its place in next year’s World Cup finals with a 2-0 win against Uzbekistan.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani joined the celebrations, saying on Twitter:
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The celebration came just after the release on Monday of an audio message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State, who called on followers to launch attacks in various countries – including Iran – during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which began in late May and ends in late June.
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The Sunni militant group carried out twin attacks on Wednesday in Tehran that killed 17 people.

From across the country, social media sites showed online video clips of people
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“Who cares about Daesh (Islamic State) threats? … We are Iranians. No one can beat us,” said 19-year-old Mohammadreza Salami in Tehran’s northern Tajrish Square. “Iran, Iran, we love you,” he said by phone.

“This is the best day of my life. We are going to the World Cup. Thank you my
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Iran blocks access to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, but millions of Iranians easily get around that by using virtual private networks (VPNs).

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported heavy traffic in Tehran’s streets because of the celebrations and Iranians abroad were also celebrating.

Iranian media reported on Sunday that authorities had stepped up security
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Iran, the three-time Asian champions became the second country after five-time
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Small and medium-sized cities will play a major role in driving China’s consumption growth in the coming decade, according to a Morgan Stanley economist.Men’s Los Angeles Dodgers Authentic Personalized Royal Blue MLB BP Jersey Cheap.

Robin Xing, the investment bank’s chief China economist, predicted on Wednesday that national annual consumption will rise to $9.7 trillion in 2030
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“Third- and fourth-tier cities will contribute nearly two thirds of the increase,”
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The proportion outshines the 9 percent from megacities such as Beijing and Shanghai, and the 21 percent for second-tier cities. Consumption in rural areas is expected to reach $400 billion, accounting for 7 percent of the total.

Personal consumption in such cities will grow the fastest at 8.7 percent year on
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The economist, who has headed Morgan Stanley’s research team in China for a
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“In contrast with dawdling first-tier cities, the number of permanent residents in smaller cities will see robust growth thanks to higher birth rates, relaxed household registration control and cheaper living expenses,” Xing said.

The combined registered population in smaller cities is predicted to rise 2.5 percent each year throughout the 2017-2030 period, faster than 2 percent and 0.6 percent in second- and first-tier cities, respectively.

Xing also expects people living in smaller cities will have deeper pockets as the
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The rise of small and medium-sized cities is likely to push China’s ongoing economic shift from industry to services and from investment to consumption. In the first quarter, consumption contributed 77.2 percent of the GDP increase.

Xing remained bullish on the outlook for the world’s second-largest economy,
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He cited more flexible regulation on the yuan’s exchange rate, well-managed
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The total trade turnover of China’s e-commerce market in 2016 amounted to 26.1 trillion yuan ($3.81 trillion), an increase of 19.8 percent year-on-year, according
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Compared with the surge in e-commerce over the past five years that has averaged 34 percent annually, 2016 showed an obvious fall, indicating China’s e-commerce entering a period of steady development, said Nie Linhai, inspector at
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According to the report, the users of online shopping applications and platforms reached 467 million, accounting for 63.8 percent of all Chinese netizens.

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E-commerce in 2016 indeed indicated some new phenomena, however, according to Nie.

First, it facilitates supply-side structural reform. By precise calculation through real-time monitoring and big data analysis, information about demand can guide the volume of supply, for more efficient, personalized service.

As the digital economy shows rapid growth amid implementation of the Internet Plus strategy all over the country, e-commerce has become a significant part of it.

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Online retailers and social networking platforms have been integrated with pictures, video and live broadcasting.

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It provides solutions for e-commerce platforms in the fields of product display, search, order processing, logistics and payment methods through new online applications.

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“In the past six years, China’s e-commerce has undergone extraordinary development. We have together witnessed China becoming the largest and fastest-growing e-commerce market in the world,” said Wang Bingnan, assistant minister of the Ministry of Commerce.

At present, e-commerce is one of the most vigorous fields of China’s economy, and the rapid development of various new formats and modes is an important highlight in China’s economic development, said Wang.

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Jackie here, and I’m very excited to share with you a few of my top traveling tips.
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My love affair with traveling started at a very young age. My father had a ‘get in the car and just drive’ kind of attitude. In fact, I’d seen more of the country by the age of five, than most people would in a lifetime — not that I remember much of it now. However, it wasn’t until I embarked on my very first solo trip at
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Being part of the Washington Redskins organization has had a huge impact on my travel life as well. While participating in our 53rd, 54th and 55th Military Appreciation Tours, I was able to travel to countries I would’ve never been able
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Sticking to a schedule while traveling is very smart and effective, because it allows you to get the biggest bang for your buck. In addition to planning my road trip Italy-style, I booked my hotel for each city before I left, so that I didn’t have an option to veer off track. This also makes the trip cheaper, because I was able to research the cheapest hotels and Airbnbs in the area. For example: I was able to stay in Rome for just $70 a night! After you book everything, remember to print out all of your reservations and keep a copy with you during your trip. This will keep you organized and alleviate any stress.

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4. Locals, Locals, Locals! I absolutely love talking to as many locals as I can when I travel. They have so much knowledge about their country, and know more than any travel website or travel agent ever could. Of course, booking some activities ahead of time can be a good idea, but it can also be a rip off. Whereas, if you ask a local, they’re usually more than happy to be your tour guide for half the price, or even for free! Interacting with the locals will give you a unique and authentic experience.

5. JUST GO! That’s my last and final tip…JUST GO.

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Much Love and Happy Traveling.

 

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(Reuters) – Sunderland manager David Moyes has resigned following their
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Moyes, who joined Sunderland at the start of the campaign, said earlier this month he would stay in charge next term but the Scot decided to leave after a
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“I would like to thank (chairman) Ellis Short and the board for giving me the opportunity to manage Sunderland and the fans for always being so passionately supportive of their club,” Moyes, 54, said in a statement.

Sunderland appointed Moyes on a four-year contract in July to replace Sam
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However, the former Everton and Manchester United boss, who had been
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The Scot, who was sacked by Real Sociedad after just a year in charge, had last
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Moyes had started his managerial career at Preston North End, winning the third-tier crown, before leaving to take over at Everton where he spent more than 11 years.

He was Sunderland’s fourth full-time managerial appointment since Italian Paolo Di Canio was sacked in September 2013.

The club had flirted with relegation in each of the previous four seasons before
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Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips is the bookmakers’ favourite to take
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Ravens second-round pick Tyus Bowser played shooting guard at Houston for two years before he solely focused on football.

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Part of that comes from good genes. Some of it also comes from a background in basketball.

While Ravens first-round cornerback Marlon Humphrey doubled as a hurdler at Alabama during his freshman year, Bowser played two years of basketball at
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Bowser didn’t see a lot of court time at Houston. During his two seasons, he
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After arriving in Baltimore, Bowser was asked whether he ever considered sticking with basketball instead of football.

“No, not really,” he said. “I had great coaches that talked to me – great mentors, great people that I can always go to for anything and they give me the best advice. Because of them, I am standing right here right now and talking to you.”

Bowser’s athleticism was on full display at the NFL Scouting Combine. He finished fifth among his position group in the 40-yard dash (4.65 seconds), first in the vertical jump (37.5 inches), third in the broad jump (10 feet, 6 inches) and
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As NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah said immediately after the Ravens made their second-round pick, “Tyus Bowser is one of the best athletes in the draft.”

The Ravens will likely use Bowser in a variety of roles, from rushing the passer to covering tight ends and running backs out of the backfield. He’s what NFL coaches call a “Joker” because he’s so versatile.

One role he won’t be playing is basketball player, however. Those hooping days are over.

“No. I am not allowed to. I’m getting paid to play football,” Bowser said.
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“Growing up with my mom, she always taught me to put in the effort in whatever
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