RIO DE JANEIRO nike air presto high australia , Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Rio de Janeiro's Olympic athletics stadium is on track to reopen this year, more than 18 months after being closed amid safety concerns, the city's mayor said on Wednesday.
The Joao Havelange Stadium, known locally as the Engenhao, was shut in March last year after an appraisal by an independent engineering firm showed the venue's roof could collapse due to structural problems.
Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes said the stadium could be used by tenants Botafogo nike air presto ultra flyknit australia , who play in the country's top football division, in "November or December".
"I want to deliver a stadium that is decent for Botafogo, a stadium that doesn't pose any risk to fans," Paes said.
The Engenhao is due to host track and field events at the 2016 Olympic Games.
In addition to repair work on the roof, the venue will have its capacity increased from 45 nike air presto womens australia ,000 to 60,000. Work on the expansion is not expected to begin until next year.
Paes said the refurbishment would not impede Botafogo from hosting matches at the stadium.
Brazil's Serie A football season ends in early December meaning that, even if work is completed this year, the Engenhao is unlikely to stage matches until 2015.
OTTAWA, Sept.14 (Xinhua) -- The number of Canada's threatened and endangered species has been declining despite federal legislation designed to protect and recover their population nike air presto mens australia , according to a Thursday report released by World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-Canada.
WWF-Canada used a peer-reviewed method developed by the London Zoological Society to create global reports on vertebrate population trends every two years.
The analysis shows that 451 -- half the species in the study -- declined in number between 1970 and 2014, ranging from woodland caribou to St. Lawrence beluga whales.
On average, the declining species have lost 83 percent of their Canadian population during the study period across the country, among which grassland species such as bobolinks, along with shorebirds and aerial insectivores like swallows showed the sharpest declines.
In fact nike air presto blue australia , the number of species listed under Canada's Species at Risk Act (SARA) have actually declined even more quickly on an annual basis since the legislation was adopted in 2002, said the Living Planet Report Canada.
In the study, the number of 87 species protected under SARA has declined by 63 percent, with an average drop of 2.7 percent every year since SARA was enacted in 2002, up from 1.7 percent in 2001.
The report analyzed publicly available population data from places like scientific databases and journals for 903 mammal nike air presto purple australia , bird, reptile, amphibian and fish species in Canada.
The report suggested that habitat loss was mainly caused by such human activities as overfishing and farming in grasslands and forestry for urban and industrial development, along with climate change and invasive species.
"According to researchers, the federal Species at Risk Act has faltered in its mission to protect Canada's most beleaguered wildlife nike air presto red australia ," the report said.
In many cases, the government takes a long time to decide whether to accept a scientific recommendation to list certain species, and there are further long delays between listing a species and actually taking action.
The report noted that there were some big gaps in the data for regions such as freshwater ecosystems and the Arctic.
"As a result, we lack sufficient data to answer key questions about the status of wildlife and to track and evaluate trends over time," it said nike air presto grey australia , recommending more date be collected to track biodiversity across the country.
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TEHRAN， Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Following are the standings of the Iranian Super League after matches were played on Dec. 25-26 (tabulated under matches played， won， drawn， lost， goals for， goals against and points):
1. Persepolis 15 9 5 1 18 5 32
2. Tractor Sazi 15 8 6 1 24 11 30
3. Zobahan 15 7 4 4 23 13 25
4. Paykan 15 6 7 2 18 15 25
5. Naft Tehran 15 6 5 4 20 19 23
6. Foolad 15 5 7 3 21 16 22
7. Esteghlal Teheran 15 5 7 3 18 14 22
8. Sepahan 15 6 4 5 19 17 22
9. Gostaresh 15 4 8 3 13 11 20
10. Esteghlal Khuzestan 15 4 6 5 18 19 18
11. Sanat Naft 15 4 4 7 14 19 16
12. Padideh 15 3 7 5 13 19 16
13. Siahjamegan 15 3 5 7 11 20 14
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