RIO DE JANEIRO Asics Running Shoes Clearance , May 21 (Xinhua) -- A venue scheduled to host water polo at the Rio 2016 Olympics has been dropped from the Games program, a government official said late on Wednesday.

Located next to the Maracana stadium, the Julio Delamare aquatic park had been earmarked for first-phase matches during the Olympics.

But the government said it could not justify spending the 20 million US dollars needed to bring the venue up to Olympic standard.

"It would be very costly," state government chief of staff Leonardo Espindola told reporters.

"A refurbishment [of the venue] to serve the local community, which has always been its purpose, should cost half that amount [10 million dollars]."

The government is set to decide on a replacement venue in the coming weeks.

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Meanwhile the government moved to allay concerns about pollution at Guanabara bay, the venue for Olympic sailing events.

An International Sailing Federation official last month warned the bay could be taken off the Games schedule if action wasn't taken to clean its waters.

Espindola said garbage-collection boats would conclude a cleanup of the bay by July, adding that barriers were being built to filter sewage and trash.

"There is no chance to change the field of play. The sailing will take place in Guanabara bay," he said.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang addresses the opening ceremony of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2017, or Summer Davos, in the city of Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province Asics Gel Nimbus Shoes Sale , June 27, 2017. (XinhuaPang Xinglei)

DALIAN, June 27 (Xinhua) - With renewed pledges to transition its economy and defend free and fair trade, China has reasserted its role as an anchor of growth and globalization in front of world's political and business leaders who assembled here to draw a blueprint for an inclusive future.

From Tuesday to Thursday, around 1,500 politicians, officials Asics Gel Kayano Shoes Sale , entrepreneurs, scholars and media representatives from over 90 countries and regions will discuss topics from inclusive growth to the new industrial revolution at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2017, also called Summer Davos.

Established by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2007, the summer forum is held each year in China, alternating between the port cities of Dalian and Tianjin.


With the quickest GDP increase for 18 months in Q1, China is making efforts needed to put flagging global growth back on track.

"China's growth is an incredible contribution to the global economy," said Klaus Schwab Asics White Shoes Sale , the WEF founder and executive chairman.

China has been a major stabilizer and driving force for the world economy, contributing more than 30 percent of recent growth. GDP in Q1 grew 6.9 percent year on year from the same period in 2016.

Addressing the opening of the gathering, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the economy has become more stable and sustainable through steady transformation.

China took neither strong stimulus measures nor followed the old investment-driven, resources-reliant path, but strived to innovate and reform in its economic shift to consumption and service industry, Li said.

Official data showed that consumption contributed 64.6 percent of GDP in 2016, while the tertiary sector accounted for 51.6 percent.

From bike sharing to mobile payments to e-commerce Asics Black Shoes Sale , China's nascent emerging sectors and enthusiasm for innovation are underpinning inclusive growth. New momentum, including new industries and new business models, contributed around 70 percent of all new urban jobs last year, said the premier.

"China is undoubtedly the leader in the sharing economy, which injects new vitality into the broader growth and helps reforms," said Ge Hong, Airbnb's vice president. The home-sharing company remains upbeat about the Chinese market and economy with plans to increase its presence this year.

Summer Davos has been held in China for a decade and shows China is no longer an economy based on manufacturing but has great potential to move very fast into the era of the fourth industrial revolution Asics Running Shoes Sale , Schwab said.

China will continue to maintain medium-high growth with its huge market potential and creativity from a population of over 1.3 billion, the premier said.

In the short term, the premier believes the economy is resilient and this years' growth target (around 6.5 percent) is attainable.

Financial institutions, including the International Monetary Fund, have upgraded their forecast for China, encouraged by new impetus and progress in economic re-balancing.

Li Daokui, an economist with Tsinghua University Asics Shoes Sale , is optimistic, predicting growth will accelerate in 2018 with rising private investment and improved government efficiency.


As protectionism rises, the forum in Dalian is an opportunity for inspiration.

Countries must safeguard economic globalization to achieve inclusive growth, Premier Li said in his speech.

Globalization means the free flow of merchandise, capital and human resources, creating a bigger market and more choice for consumers that benefit all countries, he said.

The problems facing different countries are not due to globalization itself Cheap Asics Gel Nimbus Shoes , but because of their inability to address it, he noted.

"It does not make sense to blame a rough road and stop moving if I sprain my ankle."

Defending the authority and effectiveness of multilateralism, the premier said no country should impose unilateral rules on others, or politicize fair trade.

David Wu, senior partner of PwC China's Beijing branch, pointed to China as a staunch defender of economic globalization.

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