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and media need to focus on long term development of Chinese soccer instead of what happens at the tournament.
Cannavaro said he sought out the opinion of Lippi, who now serves as an adviser, including player selection.
“The China Cup players are all those who had good performances in the previous rounds of the CSL, along with young players,” said Cannavaro.
“What we need is a sustainable system that will allow the best
coaches all around the world to work here in the future. It’s not a short-term play. It will take time.”
“It’s like building a house－the first job is to build a solid foundation,” he said
“Based on that, we can have success. Compared to Japan and South Korea, their plans started decades ago.
“They are 20 to 25 years ahead of China in terms of their soccer development.”
Another factor was that Cannavaro did not recall China’s best striker, Wu Lei, who is now playing for Espanyol in La Liga.
Other experienced veterans, such as captain Zheng Zhi, were passed over in order to make way for younger players.
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The Belt and Road Youth English Speaking Competition took place in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on March 23.
The event brought together 31 contestants from about 30 countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Jointly organized by China Daily, Hangzhou Municipal Govern
ment and the English-Speaking Union, the event aims to provide a platform for youngsters to ga
in a deeper understanding of China through language and cultural exchange and foster cross-cultural communication.
The Second Beilun River Bridge opened to traffic on March 19. It connects the Chinese city of Dongxi
ng with the Vietnamese city of Mong Cai, two important trade cities along the border between the two countries.
The new bridge spans 549 meters across the border river between China and Vietnam and is built to the first-class high
way standard. Construction started in 2014 and was completed in late 2017, costing a total of 220 million yuan ($33 million).
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The identity of a Shanghai vagrant, who has become an overnight online celebrity after videos of him explaining Chinese classics to passers-by went viral on Chin
ese social media, has been confirmed by his employer, the auditing office of Shanghai’s Xuhui district government.
The office said the vagrant called Shen Wei became one of its employees in 1986 but
has been on sick leave since 1993, during which he has been paid with a basic salary.
For the past seven years, Shen, usually in rags and tangled long hair, has lived near the metro st
ation of Yanggao South Station and collected garbage every day. He began to get online attention over the past few
days when videos taken by passers-by, and then online broadcasters, show his eloquence, resourceful knowledge of Chinese classics and “wor
ds of wisdom” as he advises onlookers to spend more time on reading rather than taking videos of him.
He spends most of his spare time reading books, mostly Chinese classics which he has bought wit
h the money he earns from garbage collecting. He refuses to receive help and told the Red Star News reporter that he has around 10
0,000 yuan ($14,991) in his bank account. The money comes from his 2,000 yuan monthly salary and his father’s savings.
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Linshui county of Guang’an, Sichuan province, a transport truck carrying 150
pigs, nine of them dead, was seized at a toll station.
It was the second case in March after an outbreak that killed 20 pigs on a
breeding farm in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region was confirmed on March 7.
The next step, Yu said, is to maintain the momentum of the ongoing disease preven
tion and control measures and strengthen oversight over the slaughtering sector.
On Friday, the ministry launched checks on slaughterhouses nationwide and
ordered them to carry out self-inspections.
Yu stressed the need to secure supplies of live pigs and pork products.
The domestic output of live pigs in China has been declining since the second half of last year beca
use of the disease, according to Yang Hanchun, a professor at the College of
Veterinary Medicine of China Agricultural University.
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ting the magnitude of Karadzic’s crimes, the Appeals Chamber is in agreement with the Prosec
ution’s position and considers that the 40‐year sentence inadequately reflects the extraordinary gra
vity of Karadžić’s crimes as well as his central and instrumental participation in four joint criminal enterprises,” said the judge.
“Given the above, the Appeals Chamber considers that the sentence of 40 years imposed by
the Trial Chamber underestimates the extraordinary gravity of Karadzic’s responsibility and his inte
gral participation in ‘the most egregious of crimes’ that were committed throughout the entire period of the con
flict in Bosnia and Herzegovina and were noted for their ‘sheer scale’ and ‘systematic cruelty,'” added Joensen.
The now 73-year-old Karadzic led the breakaway Serbian entity of Republic of Srpska, located w
ithin Bosnia, during the Balkan wars of the 1990s that were initiated by the breakup of former Yugoslavia.
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Letters of Undertakings to overseas banks to obtain buyer’s credit, according to India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
“Investigation further revealed that the fraud was allegedly perpetrat
ed despite the knowledge of senior officials of Punjab National Bank, who did not impl
ement the circulars and caution notices issued by the Reserve Bank of India regarding safeguarding the SWIFT oper
ations and instead, misrepresented the factual situation to RBI,” according to a statement from the CBI last year.
The CBI has raided dozens of offices and seized property worth millions of dollars belonging to Modi, who denies all wrong
doing. He has already been charged by the bureau for criminal conspiracy, fraud and corruption.
Forbes once ranked Modi as India’s 85th richest man, with a net worth of $1.8 billion.
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fleeing fighting in Syria and spending years in a refugee camp in Jordan. They secured their v
isa for New Zealand under the country’s refugee program, said Ali Akil from Syrian Solidarity New Zealand.
Their new life lasted eight months.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern referred to the Mustafas during a
news briefing Wednesday, on her second visit to the city since Friday’s attack.
In the hours after the attack, Ardern said she’d been briefed on the victims and that a family of Syrian refugees, “should have been safe here.”
Khaled and Hamza Mustafa were the first of the 50 victims to be buried, five days after the massacre.
Some families have grown increasingly impatient about the length
of time authorities are taking to complete the autopsies and release bodies.
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many people attended Wednesday’s service that Akil said guests were invited to throw a small handful each.
Zaid was too weak to hold a shovel, Akil said, so one was taken to him, piled with dirt.
‘It’s their names we need to keep telling’
Zaid stayed to accept condolences before being taken back to Christchurch Hospital, A
kil said. It’s likely to be some time before he’s well enough to return to Cashmere High School, which his brother also attended.
Ardern visited Cashmere High on Wednesday to address the students who’ve been payi
ng tribute to Hamza and another classmate who was killed, Sayyad Milne, 14. Former student Tariq Omar, 24, also died.
New Zealand terror suspect planned third attack, police chief says
“You know some of the young people who lost their lives on Friday,” Ardern told the students. “It’s their names and their stories we need to keep telling.”
The prime minister invited questions from the assembly. The first was: “How are you?”
“Thank you for asking,” Ardern said. “I’m very sad.”
New Zealand will fall silent for two minutes this Friday to remember the victims of the massacre.
The call to prayer will be also broadcast over national television and radio uniting a country wracked by grief one week on.
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uggle to find a place in the market considering the 11-inch iPad Pro is still a more powe
rful option that also supports the pencil. The iPad Mini, however, could push a decent amount of people to upgrade.
”There is certainly a market for the iPad Mini, especially among
students and teens, but I don’t know for how long the upgrade cycle for it will be,’ Guenveur said. “I
suspect it will do very well for one large upgrade cycle for the rest of the year and then slowly drop off.”
Correction: An earlier version of this story detailed incorrectly what ships with the new iPads.The
Speaker of Britain’s House of Commons has thrown a constitutional curve ball into the Brexit process.
Citing a convention that dates back to 1604, John Bercow thwarted an attempt by Prime
Minister Theresa May to hold another vote on her beleaguered Brexit bill this week.
Parliament has already rejected it twice by substantial margins. But with a deadline of March 29 approaching — at which t
he UK crashes out of the EU unless an agreement is reached — May’s government hoped to bring the deal back a th
ird time. There were even reports that if it failed again, she might return for a fourth attempt.
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d of a coalition between her left-wing Labour Party and the populist, anti-immigrantion NZ First.
She had only taken over as Labour leader three months earlier, at which point it was trailing so far in the polls that i
t looked doubtful it could cobble together a coalition government, let alone score anything close to a majority.
In a poll before Ardern took over from then Labour leader Andrew Little, the party’s suppo
rt had plunged to less than 25%, a 20-year low. Months later, as “Jacindamania” gripped the nation, it surged to over 40%.
While she would eventually have to rely on NZ First and the Gr
eens for support, Ardern succeeded in boosting Labour enough to make her the world’s yo
ungest serving female leader, and end a decade of control by the conservative-leaning National Party.
Since then she has occupied a role unfamiliar to most New Zealand leaders: Global celebrity.