RIO DE JANEIRO Cheap Nike Air Max Womens , Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Eight teams from seven nations in the Americas will take part in the official Rio 2016 hockey test event beginning on Tuesday.

In the men's tournament, hosts Brazil - ranked 32 in the world - will face Chile (ranked 25), Trinidad and Tobago (33) and Mexico (35).

The Brazilian women's team, who are ranked 41, will play host to Barbados (48) Cheap Air Max 95 Womens , Paraguay (55) and Peru (65).

The teams will meet each other in a round robin before the medal matches are staged on Saturday.

International Hockey Federation sport director David Luckes said the event - also known as the Aquece Rio International Hockey Championship - will provide an ideal chance for organizers to fine-tune the venue at Deodoro Olympic Park.

"This event will allow us to resolve any small issues and recommend any improvements with a view to making this a world-class venue not only for next year's Olympics, but beyond, with legacy a key factor in this venue's construction," Luckes told Rio2016.

Rio will also stage the Olympic badminton and canoe slalom test events this week.

TOKYO, June 8 (Xinhua) -- Sentiment in Japan's service sector improved for the second successive month in May Cheap Air Max 90 Womens , a Cabinet Office survey showed on Thursday.

The monthly Economy Watchers survey's diffusion index, in which a score of more than 50 means people view current economic conditions in a positive light, rose 0.5 point from April to 48.6, the Cabinet Office said.

Despite the reading coming in below the benchmark 50 line meaning more respondents reported conditions as worsening than improving over the past three months, the government upgraded its assessment for the fist time in six months.

The government said in its upgraded assessment that the Japanese economy "continues to pick up Cheap Air Max Womens ," raising its assessment from the statement it had upheld until April that the economy is "picking up but there are continued signs of it taking a spell."

The rise in sentiment in the recording period, a Cabinet Office official said, was in part due to robust sales of electrical appliances as the temperature rose in the recording period and as a result of increasing numbers of visitors to Japan buoying the tourist industry.

The Cabinet Office said that of those surveyed, some in the construction sector had also vouched for business conditions improving, stating that orders in the reporting period had been robust.

Looking ahead Cheap Nike Air Max 95 , the Cabinet Office said that conditions in the service sector would start to look less pressured, with the sentiment index for economic conditions in the coming months standing at 49.6, up 0.8 point, on solid demand for electrical appliances in the summer months ahead.

The Economy Watchers Survey asks business-cycle sensitive workers their thoughts on existing and future economic conditions to provide the government with a detailed picture of economic trends in Japan.

Segments of the economy surveyed include sectors such as retail, restaurant service Cheap Nike Air Max 90 , and taxi driving and the monthly report serves as both a consumer confidence indicator and a leading indicator for the rest of the economy.

The rise in May was due to more people saying things were getting "better" or "slightly better" and less people seeing conditions as being either "unchanged" or "worse."

The survey was conducted from May 25 to May 31 and polled 2,050 service sector workers from across Japan.

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LAGOS Cheap Nike Air Max , Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria's soccer governing body has urged the Golden Eaglets to create record for themselves and Nigeria by winning U-17 World Cup title for the fifth time.

General secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mohammed Sanusi, gave the charge in Abuja, the country's capital city on Friday.

Sanusi said victory by the Eaglets in Sundays final of the tournament in Chile would also be a record for President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, Buhari will make history by receiving the trophy as a civilian president, 30 years after he received it as a military head of state Cheap Air Max 95 , when the Eaglets won the maiden edition of the tournament in 1985 in China.

The young Nigerians on Thursday set up an all-African final with Mali after defeating Mexico 4-2 in one of the semi-final encounters.

Sanusi said the football house was optimistic that the Eaglets would do the country and the president proud.

The Eaglets had everything going for them in the tournament, especially now that it would play an African opponent in the final, said the NFF general secretary.

He allayed the fear being expressed by some Nigerians that Mali stood a better chance to win the trophy having won the 2015 Africa U-17 championship in Niger Republic, early in the year.

Sanusi urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the team to enable it complete its assignment by winning the trophy.

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