NEW YORK Corey Kluber Indians Jersey , Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks extended losses Thursday, as worries about a year-end rate hike and a plunge in oil prices weighed on market sentiments.
Both the Dow and the S&P 500 slipped about 1.4 percent, while the Nasdaq lost 1.2 percent.
COPENHAGEN, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Social media giant Facebook announced on Thursday that it would build a new data center in Odense, Denmark's third largest city in Funen island.
Facebook's director of data Niall McEntegart said at a press conference in Odense that the new centre, which is Facebook's third outside the United States Jason Kipnis Indians Jersey , would be one of the most advanced and energy-efficient data centers in the world, adding that it would be powered completely by clean and renewable energy.
McEntegart told local news site Fyens.dk that the building of the new center would cost "hundreds of millions of dollars".
"I am very happy that Denmark has managed to attract yet another big foreign direct investment," Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen said.
"Although only 1 percent of all companies in Denmark are foreign, they are responsible for 20 percent of all Danish jobs," he added.
According to McEntegart, the 55 Francisco Lindor Indians Jersey ,000-square-meter Odense facility would help the tech company handle "the richer content" of live videos and 360-degree photos.
The center would provide 150 jobs when operational, McEntegart said.
It is not the first time that global business decided to set up data center in Denmark. In 2015, U.S. tech giant Apple announced it would open a data centre in the northern Danish city of Viborg.
Chinese audiences have begun to prioritize the importance of national fitness and the fun of sports, instead of overtly seeking national pride from competitive sporting competitions like the Olympic Games, said experts, after the Chinese public's remarkable tolerance to their national team's gold medal drought on the opening day in Rio.
Although China had won three golds and a total of eight medals by press time on Monday Edwin Encarnacion Indians Jersey , ranking second in the medals table, the first day ended without a single gold.
US shooter Virginia Thrasher managed a steady performance to bring the first gold medal of the Rio Olympic Games to Team USA, beating out the experienced former Olympic champions Du Li and Yi Siling in the women's 10-meter air rifle final on Saturday.
In swimming, Mack Horton clinched Australia's first gold of the Rio Olympics on Saturday by upsetting favored defending champion Sun Yang of China in the men's 400-meter freestyle final.
On Sunday, Chinese shooter Zhang Mengxue was the first to open the gold medal account, claiming the women's 10-meter air pistol title.
Unlike the flood of criticism that bombarded former Olympic champion gymnast Li Ning Joe Carter Indians Jersey , who failed to win any medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics after winning six medals in the 1984 Los Angeles Games, the Chinese people offered their consolation and encouragement to the defeated at the Rio Games.
""You [Sun Yang] won a silver medal for the country. It's not a pity that China lost the first gold medal … we're proud of your efforts,"" Sina Weibo user MCchocolate commented.
As China has grown from a backward country to become the world's second-largest economy, its people no longer need to use sporting prowess as a means to boost national confidence, He Wenyi, executive director of the China Institute for Sports Value under Peking University Corey Kluber Youth Jersey , told the Global Times.
A gold medal at the Games is not as lustrous as before for the Chinese people after Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympic Games at which the team won more gold medals than any other, He said.
A post titled ""when we are not obsessed with gold medals anymore"" by News Channel from China Central Television had been reposted over 11,000 times and received some 60,000 likes as of press time.
Xiao Huanyu, dean of the School of Sports and Humanities at the Shanghai University of Sports, added that audiences have been shifting from gold-generating but less popular sports such as weight lifting Jason Kipnis Youth Jersey , to the national team's performance in swimming and athletics, which showcase the physical stamina of Chinese, as well as the ""three big balls"" - football, basketball and volleyball.
The stress on physical strength will also help authorities promote the ""sports for all"" plan which aims to give people a chance to participate in a variety of sports events across the country, he told the Global Times.
Fighting for glory
The athletes themselves also seem more forgiving over what some years ago may have seemed like failure if their performances did not live up to the nation's great expectations.
Fu Yuanhui, placing third in the women's 100-meter backstroke semifinal on Monday Francisco Lindor Youth Jersey , won over the crowds on social media after her goofy expression and pleased response to achieving her personal best in the event.
Asked by reporters if she was holding back for the final, she replied that she had done her utmost, adding ""No, I'm already very satisfied [with my performance].""
Such a candid response was unimaginable for a Chinese Olympian years ago, when they were supposed to speak with one voice to the media about their desire to sacrifice everything to fight for their country's glory.
""The athletes who came up in the past three decades shouldered more responsibilities - they had to be the best, or they wouldn't have a secure job arranged by the government and no decent income Edwin Encarnacion Youth Jersey , in addition to their duty to win honor for the country,"" Xiao said.
Striving to prove the superiority of socialism by receiving more gold medals than Western countries in the 1950s, the Chinese government followed the former Soviet Union in setting up a system of official training for youngsters who showed talent, sending them to specialized sports schools where academic subjects took a back seat.
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