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NAIROBI Will Barton Nuggets Jersey , June 13 (Xinhua) -- A total of 130 countries and regions including China and Jamaica have confirmed participation in the World Under-18 Athletics Championship, which will be held in Nairobi from July 12-16.
However, another power house in youth competition Japan has announced it will not be sending their team over security concerns.
However, World Under-18 Chief Executive Officer Mwangi Muthee said their withdrawal will not water down the level of competition as Kenya seeks to rule the roost in the very last of the youth championships before it is abolished.
Japan will join other six countries, who have opted out of the championships including giants U.S.A Tyler Lydon Nuggets Jersey , Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Switzerland.
All the seven cited security concern and preference for the Youth Commonwealth Games to be staged in Nassau Trey Lyles Nuggets Jersey , Bahamas almost a week after as the reason for their withdrawal.
"We are busy politicking and not doing enough to bring these teams to Nairobi. Where are our foreign affairs, Interior and sports Cabinet secretaries? The world need reassurance and we need to act fast," said Muthee.
Poland and Iraq have confirmed they will be sending an early contingent in the country in order to acclimatize while countries like South Africa and Jamaica having already named their teams.
Among those in Jamaican team is fast-rising 200m sprinter Michael Stephens, who has set his sights on conquering Nairobi. "I was looking forward to facing the Americans," he told IAAF website.
"I'm really disappointed they won't be there." Nevertheless Thomas Welsh Nuggets Jersey , the Jamaican's aspirations remain the same. "I trust that I will be healthy and regardless of whoever is there I'm looking forward to bringing home the gold medal."
Should he win in Kenya, Stephens will become the third Jamaican to lift the title behind Dexter Lee (2007) and Odail Todd (2011).
Muthee said that preparations are in top gear with 3,000 athletes and officials set top grace the youth competition.
Kenya is also hopeful it will parade the best team to be able to reclaim the overall title on the last round of the championships.
This will be last edition of the World U18 Championships after the IAAF Council decided to discontinue the youth championships after this 2017 edition in Nairobi.
The IAAF World U-18 Championships has proved a major stepping stone in the development of many of our sport' s stars since the first edition of the championships held in 1999 in Polish city of Bydgoszcz.
The last time Kenya emerged overall winners was at the sixth edition in 2009 held in Bixen, Italy where they collected 6 gold, 7 silver and 1 bronze medals.
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ROME, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Positive news continues to trickle in for Italy's economy, but investors and economists say that it is still too early to say the economy has finally emerged from its long economic malaise.
The most encouraging figures are related to growth in Italy's gross domestic product. The latest growth figures show Italy's economy grew 0.3 percent in the first quarter of the year -- that would be a low growth figure for most countries but it cancels out a 0.3 percent contraction in the last three months of last year, and it represents the first time the economy showed positive economic growth for a full quarter since the third quarter of 2013.
Additionally, the International Monetary Fund Michael Porter Nuggets Jersey , which is usually pessimistic about Italian growth prospects, upped its forecast for full-year growth to 0.7 percent, compared to 0.5 percent previously. If that indeed happens it will be the first time Italy recorded positive economic growth for a full year since 2011.
There are other positive signs as well: business confidence reached a seven-year high in March, the latest figures available, and consumer spending is inching higher.
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"The fact that businesses are slow to hire new workers and invest in new infrastructure or research is what makes me pause," Javier Noriega, chief economist with investment bankers Hildebrandt and Ferrar, told Xinhua. "Businesses know their corner of the market better than any analyst and if they are cautious Kenneth Faried Nuggets Jersey , it makes me cautious."
Giandomenico Piluso, an economics and statistics expert with Italy's University of Siena, agreed.
"This is a 'dirty' recovery in the sense that it's not always possible understand the impacts of what happens," Piluso said in an interview. "My best guess is that what we have seen lately is positive news. But I would still want to see more."
At least one major factor help spark growth in Italy is an external factor: the weak euro. As the currency loses value against the U.S. dollar and other world currencies it makes it easier for consumers in those countries to buy Italian goods and cheaper for them to plan a vacation in Italy. It also makes it cheaper for the Italian government to pay its debt, a major factor in Italy where the national debt is equal to more than 130 percent of the country's gross domestic product.
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