KAMPALA, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- Although feeling the financial pinch, Uganda is determined to put up a good show when it hosts the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championship.
Preparations are in high gear, according to organizers, as the event comes to the east African region for the second time after Kenya hosted in in 2007.
Dominic Otuchet, president of the Uganda Athletics Federation said Wednesday that the event that will attract over 800 athletes in senior and junior categories will cost the country over two million U.S. dollars
"We are going to make sure all the hotels for the athletes and officials together with the running course and issues of security are all handled perfectly," Otuchet said.
Charles Bakkabulindi, minister of state for sports said, "We are aware that a lot of money is still needed, but we shall work hand in hand with other supporters to make sure all moves on smoothly."
Road works and renovations of hotels in the city have already started ahead of the March 26 event.
The country's star athletes have already entered their training camp. Stephen Kiprotich, the 2012 Olympic marathon gold medal winner is one of the key athletes that Uganda is banking on to win medals.
Kiprotich, who finished a distant 16th at the 2016 Rio Olympics, has never run in a Cross Country event.
"We are confident the team we have named is good enough and will be trimmed after trials," Otuchet said on Wednesday.
Head coach Benjamin Longiross said he wants to show the world that it also has some of the best athletes.
Each of the participating countries is expected to field six runners per event. The Championship will feature the men and women's senior's event and the junior boys and girls events.
Joshua Cheptegai who captained Uganda at the Rio Olympics together with Philip Kipyeko and women runners Stella Chesang and Juliet Chekwel are part of Uganda's team that is training.
GUIYANG nike air max 90 ultra br femme pas cher , May 28 (Xinhua) -- A big data expo held in southwest China's Guizhou Province has offered a glimpse into the futuristic life.
At the 2017 China International Big Data Expo that kicked off Thursday in Guiyang, the provincial capital, hundreds of exhibitors displayed a variety of high-tech products that could be used in everyday life.
At the booth of Alibaba, visitors waited in long queues to experience the e-commerce powerhouse's "face-recognition payment system."
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"What if I had plastic surgery?" asked a visitor.
"Well nike air max 90 ultra se homme , it depends," Chen laughed. "The data is based on your facial features, so if you just had a double eyelid operation or just wear a color contact lens, that's ok."
In the nearby Tencent booth nike air max 90 ultra se bordeaux , a first-aid kit drew attention. It had four description cards that have links to videos of emergency treatment, which could be viewed on a mobile phone.
"With the videos, you can learn emergency treatment within 15 to 30 seconds," an employee said.
Local companies in Guizhou also displayed some novel products.
For example nike air max 90 ultra se pas cher , a smart entrance guard system developed by Zhihui Yunshang Technology makes a friend's visit to your home safe.
"If a friend visits your house while you are away, he or she can press your room number in the system," said the company's chairman Dai Shijie. "You can then have a video call with your friend via the system, and after your permission nike air max 90 ultra moire blanche , your friend can go into your house to wait for you."
Dai said that the system also allows door unlocking via key card, mobile application, password and face recognition.
"The system also analyzes regular visitors in the neighborhood, and will send you an alarm when strangers come to your house nike air max 90 hyperfuse usa femme ," Dai said.
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