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China's Wang, Dinigeer win FIS cross******
SHANGHAI, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Wang Qiang and Dinigeer Yilamujiang took the men's and women's titles for the 1.5 km individual sprint of the FIS cross-country skiing at the Shanghai stop of China City Tour here on Saturday.。
Wang won the men's group in 4:03.79, while teammate Shang Jincai and Russian Egorov Nikita finished second and third respectively. Dinigeer, a 20-year-old Uygur girl, took the women's crown in 4:34.90, followed by teammate Jialin Bayani and Russian Moskalenko Anastasia.。
"Compared with the natural environment, the city track is flatter and the snow is softer, which tests my comprehensive ability," said Wang, adding that his goal in the Winter Olympics is to squeeze into the final and win a medal.。
According to the Chinese Ski Association, the organizing committee adopted cutting edge urban snow making technology in order to lay a 300-meter FIS standard cross-country ski track along the Huangpu River in Yangpu District, which enables southern cities in China like Shanghai to hold ski events.。
Chi Chunxue, a Chinese national team member who has qualified for the Winter Olympics, was excited to compete by the riverside. "It is the first time for Shanghai to hold a ski event. I am proud to be one of the first batch of participants," she said.。
"Our whole team is gearing up for the Winter Olympics. We cherish every opportunity for practic. I hope to use the last 50 days to improve my competitive level," she said. Enditem。
SF Airlines deploys over 60 freighters for "Double 11" shopping spree******
BEIJING, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- SF Airlines, China's largest air cargo carrier, has deployed more than 60 freighters to serve the rocketing express delivery demands from the country's major shopping spree, according to the cargo airline on Wednesday.。
These all-cargo freighters are in place to ensure efficient air delivery during the annual logistics peak around the "Double 11" online shopping spree on Nov. 11, said SF Airlines.。
Alongside deploying freighter capacity, the cargo airline has also added more than 10 new routes to meet demands and link diverse regions with the country's eastern region, a major cluster of e-commerce.。
Headquartered in Shenzhen, SF Airlines is the aviation branch of China's delivery giant SF Express. The cargo airline now operates a fleet of 67 all-cargo freighters and a global network reaching 83 destinations at home and abroad.。
China's e-commerce logistics sector reported moderate growth in October with the index tracking e-commerce logistics activities rising to 111.5 points, up 0.3 percentage points from the previous month, according to an industry survey jointly conducted by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing and e-commerce giant JD.com.。
The survey predicted that demand for e-commerce logistics would continue to increase in November, influenced by the "Double 11" shopping spree. Enditem。
Canadian PM declares end of 10******
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday declared to end the state of emergency invoked on February 14.
At a press conference, Trudeau made the announcement to end the use of the Emergencies Act which was passed by the House of Commons on Monday.
"Immediate emergency situation is over," said Trudeau, stressing that the decision was made after careful consideration.
The federal Royal Canadian Mounted Police promised to remain committed to working with law enforcement partners to ensure safety and security.
"Today, the declaration of a public order emergency under the Emergencies Act was revoked," said RCMP in an official statement published on Wednesday. "The revocation of the public order emergency takes nothing away from our resolve to effectively enforce the law and keep communities safe."
Canada's House of Commons on Monday night voted to pass the federal government's use of the Emergencies Act in response to the truckers' convoy blockades in Ottawa and at border crossings.
The 185-151 vote was made on a motion put forward by the Liberal government that outlined its decision to invoke the never-before-used emergency powers after weeks-long demonstrations dubbed the "Freedom Convoy 2022."
Since late January, Canadian truck drivers had been rallying against the government's COVID-19 vaccine mandates, as the truckers were requested to be fully vaccinated for crossing the border into the United States. After being joined by thousands of pedestrian protesters, the rally turned into demonstrations against the government's overall restrictive measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The provincial government of Ontario is also expected to lift the state of emergency soon.