The team is comprised of triple jumpers Pedro Pablo Pichardo and Ernesto Reve, and pole vaulters Yarisley Silva, the bronze medalist at the 2013 World Athletics Championships in Moscow, and Lazaro Borges.
The island currently ranks sixth among the top winners of the indoor championships, with a total of 40 medals, including 15 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze. Heading the ranking are the United States (83-58-60) and Russia (48-43-39).
Track and field, and combat sports such as judo are considered Cuba's strengths in international competitions.
The World Indoor Championships are organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
VIENTIANE, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Ambassador to Laos Wang Wentian and Lao Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khamphao Ernthavanh have signed an agreement on Lancang-Mekong cooperation funding for Lao projects here.
The Chinese side highly appreciates the enthusiastic participation of Lao side into the Lancang-Mekong cooperation framework, which has contributed greatly to the rapid development of the mechanism, Wang said.
China expects to work closely with Laos to promote the consensus reached, jointly design and implement the next cooperation plans. The ambassador expresses his belief that under the active implementation of Laos and joint efforts of both sides, the Lancang-Mekong cooperation will gain more fruitful achievements in the future.
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Laos has harvested tangible benefits from the Lancang-Mekong cooperation mechanism, including those in human resource development, infrastructure construction, public healthcare, and poverty reduction among others, according to the Lao diplomat.
Khamphao also expressed gratitude to Chinese side's approval of 13 projects of Laos under the Lancang-Mekong fund, adding that the projects will help promote socio-economic development of Laos http://www.vancouvercanucksteamstore.com/adidas-troy-stecher-jersey , thus further strengthening the ties between Laos and China within Lancang-Mekong mechanism.
Lancang-Mekong cooperation is established in March 2016, since then various exchanges activities among political parties, officials, youth and religious groups have been organized.
SINGAPORE, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- From pop culture to fine arts, from endangered primates to fables and folklores, Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) on Friday presented a new exhibition with monkey-themed stamps, philatelic materials and interactive exhibits to welcome the Year of Monkey.
Entitled "More than Monkeys" http://www.vancouvercanucksteamstore.com/adidas-trevor-linden-jersey , more than 300 stamps on display, mostly from Asia, Africa, Central and South America, narrate this storyline. Visitors can not only find newly issued Chinese zodiac stamps, but also well-preserved ones issued in the past. The oldest stamp can be dated back to 1947.
One of the highlights is the newly issued Zodiac Monkey stamp by Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) on Jan. 8. The stamp set comprises three stamps in various denominations, namely 1st Local, 70 cents and 1.30 Singapore dollars.
Each stamp presents a colorful illustration of the monkey http://www.vancouvercanucksteamstore.com/adidas-todd-bertuzzi-jersey , which is the ninth animal sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle. Designed by Leo Teck Chong, the monkey stamp set is the ninth of 12 sets of stamps in the second zodiac stamp series issued by SingPost which began in 2008.
"I believed he (the designer) has followed certain mode, almost for the previous eight years. The animals are actually in this style... I think he depicted the monkeys very well. They look agile, they look lively," said Chua Mei Lin, curator of SPM.
It's estimated that 54 stamps with monkeys from China are on display, including the famous "Red Monkey" stamp, which shows a black monkey on a dark red background.
Chua told Xinhua that this stamp is one of the most sought-after zodiac stamps. Designed by renowned Chinese artist Huang Yongyu, and lithographer and sculptor Shao Bolin, it was the first zodiac stamp issued by China in 1980.
When talking about monkeys, people may think of Sun Wukong, also known as Monkey King, a main character in the Chinese classical novel "Journey to the West." The exhibition also showcases various stamps related to the story of Sun Wukong.