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|WELLINGTON A. J. Cann Rush Jersey , Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand might be attracting record numbers of overseas visitors, but they spent less on average last year than they did in 2012, according to figures from the Ministry of Business Dante Fowler Jr Rush Jersey , Innovation and Employment (MBIE) on Thursday.
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MBIE sector performance manager Peter Ellis said the total increase reversed the decline reported in December 2012.
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OSLO， Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Norway's football association has named Swedish veteran Lars Lagerback as the new coach of its national football team with a three-year deal， public broadcaster NRK reported Wednesday.
Lagerback， 68， has had a number of top jobs in international football. In summer last year， he led Iceland to a sensational quarterfinal of the UEFA European Championship in France.
Lagerback has until recently been advisor to the Swedish national team.
"It is going to be very exciting to work with the Norwegian national team. I have followed the Norwegian sports closely. I also want to thank the Swedish football association. I had a contract with them， but we cancelled it without problems，" Lagerback said.
"I have said before that I was unsure if I would take a full time job， but I think the Norwegian national team was very interesting. It feels like a wonderful challenge，" he said.
Lagerback added that he was not going to live in Norway， but commute from time to time.
Lagerback has until 2009 been the former manager of the Swedish national team for over nine years.
Norway has had a very tough start during the World Cup qualifications， with only one win in four matches out of 10 games. Norway is currently fifth in a six-team qualifying group led by Germany.
"It is a very tough situation with the qualifications now， but it is about winning football games. It will be difficult， but not impossible. It will be tough to win the group， but it is possible to become number two in the group，" Lagerback said， adding that he believed Norway could qualify for the World Cup.
BEIJING, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai Disney Leonard Fournette Rush Jersey , with its unique blend of Disney magic and Chinese culture, officially opened Thursday.
The Shanghai resort is Walt Disney Company's sixth in the world and the first in China's mainland. Analysts expect it to become one of the world's most visited theme parks by attracting tens of millions of visitors a year.
The following are some comments and responses from across the world:
Bob Iger, Walt Disney Company Chief Executive Officer
""This is one of the proudest and most exciting moments in the history of the Walt Disney Company.""
U.S. President Barack Obama
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""Despite slower growth, China's economy still is one of the world's best-performing and tourism spending is rising.""
""Disney calculates 330 million people living within a three-hour journey to Shanghai who are potential customers. However, on its first day Taven Bryan Rush Jersey , visitors came from all over China.""
""This is Disney's largest overseas investment of 5.5 billion U.S. dollars. The U.S. firm hopes it will offset a lackluster international theme park business.""
""I have never seen anything like it: Disney's new Shanghai park is magic.""
SRINAGAR， Indian-controlled Kashmir， June 30 (Xinhua) -- Indian troops killed two militants in a gunfight in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday， officials said.
The gunfight broke out at Malwari-Newa village of Pulwama district， around 25 km south of Srinagar city， the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
""Today two militants were killed in a firefight at Malwari- Newa village of Pulwama，"" Col. N N Joshi， Indian military spokesman in Srinagar， told Xinhua.
""The gunfight was triggered after joint contingents of Indian army and police cordoned off the village following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area.""
Indian army or police have not suffered any damage in the standoff， Joshi said.
While the gunfight was going on， clashes broke out in the village. Local youth threw stones and brickbats towardsthe government forces， who retaliated by firing tear gas shells and warning shots.
Residents have identified the slain duo as local cadres of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).
Police officials said the two were inside a house but tried to give them slip when the area was being cordoned off for searches.
""They tried to break the cordon and escape but were gunned down in a village alley，"" a police official said.
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