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RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese lifter Long Qingquan claimed his second Olympic gold medal when he won the men's 56kg weightlifting event with a world record total of 307kg.

The 25-year-old Long, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist, overcame the challenge from defending champion Om Yun Chaol of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Long hoisted 137kg in snatch and 170kg in the jerk to break the previous world best of 305kg set by Turkish legend Halil Mutlu 16 years ago in the Sydney 2000 Games.

Om, 24, snatched 134kg and jerked 169kg for a combined lift of 303kg to settle for the silver medal.

Long is the first weightlifter with eight years between his first and second Olympic gold medal, in any men's and women's weightlifting event.

"I am really happy. I am really proud. I came to this competition with two dreams: to win the competition and break the world record and I did both." Long said.

"I have prepared for the competition for four years because I did not get to compete in the (London) 2012 Olympic Games. After four years I did it." said Long.

Om was beaten for the first time in a major competition since he won this event at the London Olympics in 2012.

"I do not feel satisfied. I was hoping for gold. I put a lot of effort in. I just did not win." Om said.

"I never thought that Long could lift 170kg, because he never did that in the training before," said Yu Jie, the head coach of the men's team.

"He was perfect in the power, the technics and the psychology. He was amazing today." Yu added.

Sinphet Kuraithong of Thailand took the bronze with 289kg, becoming the first male weightlifter from his nation to win a medal at the Olympic Games.

"I did not expect that I would get a medal, but I just did what I had practised." Kruaithong said.

A scene featuring Mike Tyson and Donnie Yen from the latest outing of Ip Man Photos: CFP

While 2008's IP Man focused on anti-Japanese resistance in Foshan Nike Air Presto Sale , and the sequel followed the hero's teaching career in Hong Kong, the third outing begins in 1959 and devotes more time to Ip Man's (Donnie Yen) relationship with his wife Wing-sing (Lynn Hung) and his younger son, Ching.

The plot is pretty simple and predicable with some common action film tropes including a challenge from a new martial arts master and a fight against a mobster Nike Air Presto Off White , all underlying Ip's righteousness and his dedication to the local community.

Ip's son gets into a scuffle with a fellow student Cheung Fong (Cui Can), which leads to a meeting between the parents.

Fong's father, Cheung Tin-chi (Max Zhang) is a rickshaw man (but conveniently turns out to be a Wing Chun master as well later).

Meanwhile the evil boss Frank (Mike Tyson) wants to grab the boys' school and use the land for redevelopment which leads to a battle for the school between Ip and his pupils and the local mobsters.

Even if it's against his will and principles Nike Air Presto Red , the talented young aggressor, Cheung, fights Nike Air Presto Orange , for the most part, on Ip's side.

The action is crisp and clear and adheres to old-school traditions. Keeping the ostentatious show-off special effects to a minimum it focuses on authentic kick-and-punch action.

As they say: "Speed is the winner," and the fights here emphasize speed and accuracy. Ip's style maintains an inner stillness and his ethical inner being - even if he can take a life he invariably chooses not to.

Ip's measured responses foils Cheung's aggressive Nike Air Presto Green , violent, fighting style which is due, it seems Nike Air Presto Black , to his low-class upbringing. Cheung is the opposite of Ip - rash, impetuous and angry.

Though he is a good practitioner of martial arts he isn't famous or respected and has to fight in illegal contests to support his child.

He looks good though and brings a sense of excitement to most of the scenes he appears in - especially when he removes one gangster by kicking him, literally Nike Air Presto White , through a door.

Both Ip and Cheung enjoy fights in close quarters - one in an elevator and another in the narrow confines of an umbrella shop but both let their mastery shine through, in different ways.

The evil boss isn't going to stay out in the picture for long so there is a rather inevitable showdown between the heavyweight Frank and the slim, lithe Ip.

Tyson Nike Air Presto , the former world boxing heavyweight champion enjoys some good moments on-screen. And local audience revel in his dialogue and the dialect assumed by his gang which is a sort of half-English and half-Putonghua. Whenever Tyson speaks the audience laughs.

Sadly in the last 30 minutes the film loses much of its urgency as Ip has to care for his sick wife and then handle a challenge from Cheung.

There has been plenty of foreshadowing of the problems in Ip's relationship with his wife and he is accused early on of neglecting his family - he seemed to have little option.

He has to take his turn at guarding the school from the mobsters and he and his wife seemed to communicate with notes to each other.

Initially these scenes together are shot on a sunny balcony area but as the film progressed and their relationship doesn't go well, the sun gradually disappears.

And what is really missing in the final's denouement is why Cheung wants so desperately to oust Ip - there is not one obvious motive.

Perhaps a key detail about Cheung's personal life has been edited out.

The only major disagreement seems to be that Cheung feels his fighting style is more authentic. Thus the final confrontation looks like a tacky piece of plot gone astray.

Weeping relatives in search of loved ones uncovered the faces of the bloodied, unclaimed dead in a Cairo mosque near the smoldering epicenter of support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi Cheap Air Presto , as the death toll soared past 600 Thursday from Egypt's deadliest day since the Arab Spring began.

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MADRID Yeezy Boost 350 Turtle Dove Salg Adidas Sko , Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona issued a communique on Wednesday following the detention of 13 government officials by Spanish Civil Guards for their suspected role in helping organize the Catalan independence referendum scheduled for Oct. 1.

This vote has been declared illegal by the Spanish Constitutional Court, which has instructed both Spanish and Catalan regional police to do everything possible to stop it being held.

Wednesday saw Civil Guardss raid several offices pertaining to the Catalan regional authority, including those of the Catalan economy department, while it has also been confirmed that the Spanish central government will take over the payment of the wages of Catalan civil servants from the regional authority.

Speaking in the Congress building in Madrid, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the actions were "in order to ensure the law was complied with."

FC Barcelona has long been a symbol of Catalan nationalism. But perhaps because it has supporters all over Spain, it has so far avoided taking sides in the conflict. However Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Rød Svart Nettbutikk , Wednesday's communique was a show of support, if not for the independence movement, then at least for the right to vote.

"In the wake of the events that have transpired in recent days and, especially, today, with regard to the current political situation in Catalonia Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Hvit Norge Dame Yeezy Sko , FC Barcelona, in remaining faithful to its historic commitment to the defense of the nation, to democracy, to freedom of speech, and to self-determination, condemns any act that may impede the free exercise of these rights Herre Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Svart Grå Salg ," said the club.

"Therefore, FC Barcelona publicly expresses its support for all people, entities, and institutions that work to guarantee these rights," reads the statement, adding that the club has the "utmost respect for its diverse body of members" and "will continue to support the will of the majority of Catalan people Til Salgs Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Svart Sko Pirate Black , and will do so in a civil, peaceful, and exemplary way."

Spanish Football League President Javier Tebas has commented on several occasions that if the Catalan region became independent from Spain, then FC Barcelona and other Catalan clubs, such as Espanyol, Girona Billig Yeezy 350 Boost V2 Hvit Herre Adidas Cream White , Gimnastic Tarragona and Reus, would no longer be able to compete in the Spanish league and would consequently lose both income and status.

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HANOI, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam in the first seven months of this year sent roughly 69,000 local people to work abroad, realizing 66 percent of its annualized plan Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Svart Rosa Nettbutikk , the Department of Overseas Labor said on Monday.

Vietnam's three biggest labor export markets in the seven-month period included China's Taiwan which received nearly 33,900 Vietnamese guest workers, Japan - over 27,700 and South Korea - roughly 3,200.

In the coming time, more Vietnamese people will be sent to traditional or new labor export markets Kjøp Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Grå Oransje , including Thailand, Australia, Germany and Japan, said the department under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Vietnam plans to send 105,000 people to work abroad this year Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Grå Hvit Salg , down from 126,300 last year.

Over 500,000 Vietnamese people are working abroad as guest workers, annually remitting home 1.7 to 2 billion U.S. dollars, according to the ministry. Most of them are unskilled workers or have undergone only short-term training.

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LONDON, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party, is to face just one challenger for his job, after the withdrawal of British MP Angela Eagle on Tuesday.

The decision of Eagle left rival Owen Smith as the sole challenger to take on Corbyn.

Speaking at Westminster, Eagle said she thrown her support behind Smith, clearing the way for him.

"We have a Labour Party at the moment that is not working, we've got a leader that doesn't have the confidence of his Members of Parliament and isn't reaching out to the country," she said.

"We need to have a strong and united Labour Party so we can be a good opposition, take the fight to the Conservative government and heal our country," the MP added.

Eagle said she was dropping out "in the interests of the party" and would back Smith "with all her might and enthusiasm."

Smith, former shadow secretary of state for work and pensions, will now go forward to compete with Corbyn in a ballot of party members and supporters which ends on Sept. 24.

Smith has obtained nominations from 88 Labour MPs and two MPs to become a leadership candidate, easily clearing the 51 hurdle to get his name onto the ballot paper. Among his nominators is former party leader Ed Miliband.

Corbyn was not required to secure nominations to take part in the contest, following a ruling by the party's National Executive Committee.

A civil war broke out in the party when 172 Labour MPs at Westminster supported a vote of no confidence in Corbyn, who was elected last year as the leader of the party.

MPs were disappointed with his performance in the .

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