HAVANA Adidas Superstar 2 Zwart Wit G50965 Goedkoop , March 16 (Xinhua) -- The Cuban Baseball Federation said Wednesday it was willing to negotiate with Major League Baseball (MLB) so players from the island can play for U.S. teams without having to defect.
Due to longstanding restrictions between the two nations, Cuban players' hope to make it big in the U.S. league was often forced into defecting.
But recent measures announced by Washington to ease curbs on trade and travel, and U.S. President Barack Obama's imminent March 21-22 visit to the Caribbean nation, have given negotiating added impetus.
At a press conference in Havana, Higinio Velez Adidas Superstar W Leather Wit Power Rood Ba7585 Goedkoop , president of the Cuban Baseball Federation, said the new actions taken by the White House "open the door" to future negotiations with the MLB.
"We are open to discussions with the MLB so our players can be hired in that league, or any other around the world, without having to lose their residency in Cuba," Velez told reporters.
The Obama administration on Tuesday further loosened restrictions on travel Dames Adidas Superstar Wit Power Rood BB0532 Goedkoop , trade and the Cuban government's ability to use the dollar in transactions, removing some obstacles to closer economic and political ties.
The new rules allow Cubans in the United States, including professional athletes, musicians and scientists, to legally earn salaries.
Velez said local authorities look forward to the future hiring of Cuban players in the MLB Adidas Superstar W Dames Wit Rood Goedkoop , and also to technological and operational cooperation with the American league.
"We would like MLB teams to come and play in Cuba and for American born players to play in our league, as happens in any other part of the world ... and we want to start as soon as possible," said Velez.
On March 22, Obama is expected to throw the first pitch at an exhibition game between MLB team Tampa Bay Rays and Cuba's national team at Havana's Latinoamericano Stadium.
The 42,000-seat stadium has undergone a nearly 400 Adidas Heren Superstar Skate Zwart Goedkoop ,000 U.S.-dollar renovation in the lead up to the game, only the second time an MLB team has played in Havana since the 1959 Cuban Revolution soured bilateral ties.
"The game against the Tampa Bay Rays is very important for us because anytime we can compete against the best baseball teams in the world we are raising the bar for our players," said Velez.
UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Monday strongly condemned the deadly suicide bombing at a volleyball match in Afghanistan, in which at least 50 civilians were killed.
"He denounces this attack against men Adidas Heren Superstar Skate Groen Goedkoop , women and children who were enjoying a community sporting event not only as a grave violation of Afghan and international law, but as fundamentally abhorrent," said a statement issued here by Ban's spokesperson.
On Nov. 23, a suicide attacker detonated an improvised explosive device in a sports field in the Yahya Khel district of Afghanistan's southeastern province of Paktika. At least 50 civilians who were attending a volleyball match were immediately killed while 60 others were injured. According to reports, many children were among the dead and injured.
The Secretary-General expressed his deepest sympathies to the families of those killed and injured Adidas superstar pharrell supershell Heren Goedkoop , and his steadfast solidarity with the people of Afghanistan in refusing to be cowed by such attacks.
"He hopes those responsible will be brought swiftly to justice, " the statement said.
The year of 2014 has been the deadliest for civilians in Afghanistan since 2009. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan ( UNAMA) has documented a rising number of civilian casualties attributed, in large part, to increased ground engagements and the increased use of improvised explosive devices -- both of which are killing and injuring more Afghan civilians than previously documented by UNAMA.
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NAIROBI, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday welcomed China's five-million-U.S. dollar contribution to support 420 Heren Adidas Superstar Pharrell Supershell Zwart Geel Goedkoop ,000 refugees living in camps in northern Kenya.
WFP's Country Director and Representative for Kenya Annalisa Conte said the funds from China and other countries will allow the UN food agency to resume full food rations to refugees from April to July.
"It is important that our donors continue to support this much-needed assistance for the refugees, especially when they are also vulnerable to the effects of the severe drought affecting the country," Conte said in a statement issued in Nairobi.
She lauded the critical contribution from China, saying WFP has struggled to provide adequate food to refugees living in camps in food-insecure northern Kenya due to insufficient funds.
WFP was in December 2016 forced to make new cuts by 50 percent in food rations for refugees in Kenya amid a severe funding shortage as the UN agency rapidly ran out of resources to feed mainly Somali and South Sudan refugees in the two camps.
However, WFP said in April that new contributions from Canada which provided 2.2 million dollars Dames Adidas Superstar Lotus Print Wit FlowerA F5582 Goedkoop , China (5 million dollars), Germany (2.7 million dollars as part of a multi-year co.