SOCHI Air Presto Mens , Russia, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- The German women's ice hockey team risk losing some of sponsorship money if they fail to finish sixth or higher at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
The German women currently have 12 players sponsored by the government's Ministry of Defence and the financial support doubled after they qualified for the Sochi Games.
"Before we qualified six players were sponsored by the army," coach Peter Kathan said here Sunday. "Now there are 12.
"The players do 20 percent work as soldiers and 80 percent playing hockey. The support is very important to us.
"As a result from the support from the military we began to trust ourselves more.
"If we don't finish sixth or better in Sochi that financial support will be cut. I don't know by how much, but it is vital that we do well here.
"It will be a hard tournament for us Air Presto Womens , but we will go for sixth place."
Germany are currently ranked seventh in the world and finished fifth at the 2013 world championships in Ottawa, Canada.
"Mostly the players get just one hour a week to train together on the ice and that is a big handicap. Otherwise they train with the juniors."
Palestinian men compete in the Palestine Triathlon Championship for swimming in the sea at the port of Gaza City, on Sept. 23, 2017. (XinhuaWissam Nassar)
Autumn scenery of Kanas scenic area in NW China's Xinjiang
Chinese Air Presto , Pakistani air forces conduct joint drill
Paddy cultivation area in China's Yanbian surpasses 46,000 hectares
China Focus: Beijing-Shanghai railway speed rises to 350 kph
Highlights of 10th China Acrobatics Golden Chrysanthemum Awards
Wildlife paradise: Changtang National Nature Reserve in China's Tibet
PLA Navy frigates introduced to visitors at Port of Antwerp, Belgium
China to build cross-provincial national park for giant panda
NEW YORK， Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks rallied Monday， with all three major indices setting new closing records， as investors focused on a rebound in oil prices while awaiting the minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 59.58 points， or 0.32 percent， to 18，636.05. The S&P 500 increased 6.10 points， or 0.28 percent， to 2，190.15. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 29.12 points， or 0.56 percent， to 5，262.02.
Oil prices kept rising Monday， with both U.S. oil and Brent crude jumping nearly 3 percent， as speculation intensified about potential producer action to support prices in an oversupplied market.
On the economic front， U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes in August rose 2 points to 60 from a downwardly revised reading of 58 in July on the National Association of Home BuildersWells Fargo Housing Market Index.
Investors were also awaiting the minutes of the Fed's July policy meeting scheduled for release Wednesday， for more indications on the timing of the next interest rate hike.
Overseas， Chinese stocks surged Monday， with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index going up 2.44 percent to close at 3，125.2 points.
Tokyo shares inched down with market sentiment dampened by the rising yen amid relatively low turnover as many investors were out for summer holidays.
European equities closed mixed Monday amid oil rebound. German benchmark DAX index at Frankfurt Stock Exchange inched up 0.24 percent， while French benchmark index CAC 40 edged down 0.05 percent.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party Cheap Nike Presto , smiles as he places a red rosette on the name of his Liberal Democratic Party's winning candidate during ballot counting for the lower house elections at the party headquarters in Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Japanís ruling coalition was headed for a landslide victory in lower house elections Sunday Nike Presto Sale , firming up Abeís hold on power as he prepares to push forward on several politically difficult fronts. (AP PhotoShizuo Kambayashi)
TOKYO -- Japan's ruling coalition was headed for a resounding victory in lower house elections Sunday, firming up Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's hold on power as he prepares to push forward on several politically difficult fronts.
Media projections, based on exit polls, showed the ruling Liberal Democratic Party easily retaining its majority in the House of Representatives. Exit polls have been reliable predictors of the final results in past Japanese elections.
The Liberal Democrats Nike Presto Ultra Breathe , a conservative party that has been in power for most of the post-World War II era, appeared to have fallen short of securing a two-thirds majority on their own, but may have done so together with their coalition partner, the Buddhist-backed Komei party.
In early returns Nike Presto Ultra Flyknit , the two parties had already locked up 278 seats in the 475-seat lower house, according to national broadcaster NHK.
A big victory could help Abe pursue his agenda, including economic reforms, nuclear plant restarts and his long-term goal of revising Japan's constitution. But opposition from vested interests and sizeable segments of the public could still stymie his plans.
Abe Nike Presto Ultra , who took office two years ago, called Sunday's snap election last month, saying he wanted a fresh mandate for his economic revitalization program, known as Abenomics.
Share prices have risen and many companies have reported record profits Nike Presto Mens , but the recovery has faltered in recent months, with the country returning to recession after a sales tax hike chilled demand among consumers and businesses.
"I believe this shows that voters gave the Abe administration a positive evaluation over the past two years," said Finance Minister Taro Aso, who retained his seat in parliament. "Abenomics is still halfway through Nike Presto Womens , and I feel a strong sense of responsibility to push it further."
The election . Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale Sports Jerseys Wholesale Authentic NCAA Jerseys Wholesale Basketball Jerseys Wholesale College Hockey Jerseys Wholesale NBA Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap College Jerseys From China Cheap New NBA Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NHL Jerseys