LOS ANGELES New Adidas Ultra Boost Sale , April 6 (Xinhua) -- Eight-time NBA All-Star and four-time Defensive Player of the Year Dikembe Mutombe was named Monday as one of 11 (inductees this year to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Mutombo, the dominant 7-foot-2 center starred at college basketball powerhouse Georgetown University, had played 18 standout NBA seasons,
using his finger-wagging index finger as a signature gesture after
blocking opponents' shots.
"It's a dream come true I never thought about being a basketball
player," the Congolese-native said. "I thought about studying medicine and helping people. It's amazing."
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during NBA all-star weekend in February.
Candidates needed at least 18 of 24 votes from the honors committee
to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremony is September 11 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
ADEN, Yemen, July 13 (Xinhua) -- The first batch of emergency humanitarian aids provided by the Chinese government arrived in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on Thursday.
The Chinese humanitarian aid was received by Yemeni government officials at Aden's seaport.
The Chinese government has announced a grant of 150 million yuan (22.5 million U.S. dollars) as relief assistance to Yemen Adidas Ultra Boost Mens Sale , in addition to 5 million yuan (750,000 U.S. dollars) for the UN World Food Programme and 2 million yuan (300,000 U.S. dollars) for the World Health Organization, in an effort to contain spread of the cholera epidemic sweeping across the war-torn country.
The arrival of Chinese humanitarian aid in Aden reflects the strong historical relations between the governments of China and Yemen.
The Chinese government has pledged to continue its support for the Yemeni people and remain in coordination with the Yemeni government and the United Nations in delivering humanitarian assistance to the needy in Yemen.
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CAIRO, July 15 (Xinhua) -- International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief for Egypt Chris Jarvis has voiced "strong support for Cairo's economic reform program," according to official news agency MENA on Saturday.
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"Such measures help achieve initial surplus in the budget of the Egyptian government for the first time in 10 years," he added, describing it as "an important achievement."
Increasing the prices of fuel and electricity was part of the Egyptian government plan to reduce energy subsidy to secure more funds for better education and social protection programs, the IMF's official said.
The IMF said Thursday that it had approved a second loan installment worth 1.25 billion dollars for Egypt.
Egypt agreed to a three-year, 12 billion dollars loan program in November that is tied to ambitious economic reforms such as subsidy cuts and tax hikes.
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SHANGHAI Ultra Boost Mens Sale , Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- China's first commercial rocket launch company has raised 1.2 billion yuan (181.5 million U.S. dollars) for the development and launch of its Kuaizhou series carrier rockets.
CASIC Rocket Technology Company, based in the central city of Wuhan, said it signed fund raising agreements with eight investment institutions at the Shanghai United Assets and Equity Exchange Monday.
Zhang Di, vice president of China Sanjiang Space Group and chairman of CASIC Rocket Technology, said the original shareholders did not participate in the capital raising.
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