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Over 4,700 volunteers get to work for upcoming CIIE******
SHANGHAI, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- More than 4,700 people were sworn in as volunteers on Wednesday and started going about with their duties for the fourth China International Import Expo (CIIE) scheduled from Nov. 5 to 10 in Shanghai, according to local authorities.
The volunteers are university students from Shanghai and more than 80 percent of them were born after 2000, according to the Shanghai municipal committee of the Communist Youth League of China.
The duties of the volunteers include guiding people around the venue, offering epidemic prevention and control information, and handling other related work during the event.
Tens of thousands of volunteers have provided services since the first CIIE in 2018 to ensure the smooth running of the expo. Enditem
Russia, Ukraine end 3rd round of peace talks with no significant results******
Russian and Ukrainian negotiators pose prior to the talks in Belarus' Brest region on March 7, 2022.
Russian and Ukrainian negotiators failed to achieve significant results during their third round of peace talks in Belarus on Monday.
"The discussions continued on political and military aspects. However, it remains difficult. It is too early to talk about something positive," Russian presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky, also the head of the Russian delegation, said following the talks.
Russian negotiators brought a large set of documents, including specific agreements, but the Ukrainian side could not sign them on the spot and took all these documents back home for study, he told reporters.
"To be honest, our expectations from the talks were not met. But we hope that next time we will be able to take a more significant step forward," Medinsky said after the meeting, which lasted nearly three hours at the Belovezhskaya Pushcha on the Belarus-Poland border.
Both sides addressed the issue of civilian evacuation, and the Ukrainian side assured Russia that the humanitarian corridors will start working on Tuesday, he said.
"There was some positive progress when it comes to improving the logistics of humanitarian corridors," Mykhailo Podoliak, adviser to the Head of the President's Office of Ukraine, tweeted after the negotiations.
"Today there were no results that would significantly improve the situation. Nevertheless, I emphasize once again that the consultations will continue," Podoliak said in a video message posted on Twitter.
Late winner helps Frankfurt edge Union in Bundesliga******
BERLIN, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Eintracht Frankfurt secured a 2-1 over Union Berlin after Evan Ndicka headed home the winner in the dying seconds of the game at the 13th round in Bundesliga on Sunday.。
The "Eagles" started powerfully into the clash and thought they had opened the scoring with 7 minutes gone but Rafael Santos Borre's goal after Daichi Kamada's through ball was ruled offside.。
Frankfurt remained active and eventually marked the opener in the 22nd minute when Djibril Sow benefitted on a rebound following a dangerous cross and slotted home from 16 meters right-footed.。
The hosts gained momentum and should have made it two, but Kamada headed narrowly wide in the 25th minute while unmarked Kristijan Jakic missed the target by a header from five meters four minutes later.。
Union was unable to put up resistance whereas Frankfurt lacked accuracy in the final third as Kostic hit the side netting from a tight angle in the 36th minute.。
Borre created another chance five minutes later but the Columbian international pulled wide with all time and space.。
The visitors from the capital shocked wasteful Frankfurt at the hour mark as Ndicka felled Taiwo Awoniyi inside the penalty area to cause a penalty. Union veteran Max Kruse stepped up and clinically leveled the scores from the spot in the 62nd minute.。
The equalizer shocked Frankfurt and disrupted the flow of the game as the spectators had to wait until the 82nd minute to see the next chance on target as Andreas Voglsammer tested Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.。
Frankfurt increased the pressure in the closing stages and was rewarded as Kostic's cross into the box found Ndicka, who artistically nodded home the winner between two defenders in the added time.。
"I think we reaped a deserved victory. We played very well in the first half and should have scored more than one goal. We made one mistake and get immediately punished by Union. However, we never give up and that is why we have won today," Frankfurt head coach Oliver Glasner said.。
"It was a really difficult game for us. Frankfurt dominated the game over 90 minutes hence they have secured a deserved victory here. They should have sealed the deal earlier, but they allowed us to pull back. We actually have to protect the draw then, but Frankfurt wanted the win and got it.。
Despite the win, Frankfurt slip to the 12th spot in the table meanwhile Union Berlin slump to 6th place. Enditem。
Weekly pork prices rise in China******
BEIJING, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- Pork prices in China went up last week, official data showed.。
From Oct. 25 to 29, the average pork price index in 16 provincial-level regions tracked by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs was 21.79 yuan (3.4 U.S. dollars) per kg, up 10 percent week on week.。
This figure also represented a year-on-year drop of 39.7 percent.。
Since the beginning of the year, hog prices in China have fallen sharply due to a significant improvement in supply and the decline in demand, prompting authorities to step in with multiple measures to stabilize the market.。
In August, authorities released guidelines on advancing sustainable and healthy development in the hog industry, detailing tasks to avoid drastic fluctuations in the market and ensure stable supplies.。
In the coming five to 10 years, China will see cyclical market fluctuations effectively alleviated and pork supply security capabilities increased, with an aim to maintain the market's self-sufficiency rate at around 95 percent, according to the guidelines. Enditem。