KIEV, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Ukrainian soccer club Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday has officially presented a Portuguese manager Paulo Fonseca as their new first team coach.

The former SC Braga and FC Porto manager joined the Ukrainian side on a two-year deal following the resignation of Shakhtar' s longtime coach Mircea Lucescu.

Speaking during his presentation ceremony, Fonseca said that he was happy and proud to lead the team from Donetsk.

"I think that taking into consideration the entire club structure, together we will be able to do a great job. I am fully ready for that, really looking forward to proceeding to my duties," Fonseca told reporters.

Among his main targets on the post of the Shakhtar head coach, Portuguese manager listed clinching the Ukrainian Championship title and carrying out an "excellent" European club cup campaign.

The 43-year-old Fonseca was a central defender in Portuguese clubs Estrela da Amadora and Vitoria de Guimaraes.

During his coaching career, Fonseca won the Portuguese Super Cup with Porto in 2013 and Portuguese Cup with Braga this year.

Lucescu, who coached Shakhtar for 12 years, resigned last month to take charge of Russia's Zenit St. Petersburg. Enditem


ABUJA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria's national team has moved up nine spots in the latest monthly ranking of the world's football governing body, FIFA, reaching the 41st spot from its 50th place last month.

The February ranking of FIFA posted on its official website Thursday indicated that Nigeria retained its 7th position in Africa, despite failing to qualify or play at the just concluded African Cup of Nations hosted by Gabon.

The continental competition was won by the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, last Sunday.

The latest ranking showed that the Super Eagles, Nigeria's national team, garnered 686 points as against 619 it had in January. Enditem

LOS ANGELES jordan 12 dark grey mens , June 26 (Xinhua) -- A just-completed rooftop solar project will power nearly 5,000 homes in southern California, making it the most powerful of its kind in the world, officials said Monday.

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The 16.4 Megawatt (DC) Westmont Solar Energy Project in San Pedro, about 40 km south of Los Angeles, will produce more than 28 million kilowatt-hours of electricity every year.

The project advances many of the goals outlined in the LA mayor's sustainable city plan, including the expansion of renewable energy use.

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"While Washington buries its head in the sand, we are carrying the fight against climate change forward in our city, and the Westmont Solar Energy Project is strong evidence of our commitment to a sustainable future," the mayor said.

The Westmont project's 50 air jordan 12 dark grey for sale ,000 solar panels cover 50 acres of roof space, ranking second in size only to the solar project at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California, though officials said it would surpass Apple in total power generation.

According to a press release air jordan 12 dark grey pre order , the project is part of Los Angeles' rooftop solar Feed-in Tariff (FiT) program, the largest of its kind in the United States, which allows the owners of large buildings to install solar panels on their roofs, and sell the power they generate back to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) for distribution into the power grid.

"Along with helping spur the clean energy economy in Los Angeles and meeting renewable energy goals air jordan 12 retro dark grey , the expansion of local solar builds more resiliency and reliability into the power grid," LADWP General Manager David H. Wright said. "Local solar systems are like mini power plants that generate power right where it is being used, saving on transmission costs and taking advantage of the city's abundant sunshine to help meet electrical demand."

Early this month, Mayor Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia announced zero emissions goals for San Pedro Bay Ports. They also reaffirmed their commitment to adopting the Paris Climate Agreement goals in their cities.

As the chairman and co-founder of the "Climate Mayors" air jordan 12s dark grey , a bipartisan group formed in 2014, Garcetti rallied other Climate Mayors to the cause of upholding the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement on Saturday at the 85th annual U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach, Florida.

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LONDON, July 27 (Xinhua) -- New cars powered by gasoline or diesel fuels will be banned in Britain from 2040, the government announced Wednesday.

It is the toughest measure ever in a government plan to see all cars and vans emission free by 2050.

The proposals by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are part of the toughest-ever anti-pollution measures ever raised in the country.

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