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RIO DE JANEIRO air max tn donne scontate , Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) announced Tuesday it was pushing back the date of the second round of ticket sales for the 2014 Brazil World Cup games to Nov. 11, because it had yet to notify all the winners of the first-round lottery.
The world football governing body said in a statement the date had to be pushed back six days to give the initial lottery participants a chance to find out their status, in case they needed to reapply.
FIFA Marketing Director Thierry Weil, who announced the new date air max tn scontate , said it was important for those who participated in the first round to know whether they had obtained their tickets or not, before the second round begins, to ensure ""equal opportunity"" among the participants.
""Since the applications for the next round will be processed in the order they were received, it is absolutely necessary for all of the applicants in the first round to find out if their request was accepted when we resume the sales air max 97 summit white scontate ,"" he said.
In addition, the FIFA said it needed the supervision of the Brazilian government, as host of the sporting event, in organizing a special lottery for fans with limited resources.
The government of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff designated officials from a state bank and the Sports Ministry to oversee the lottery air max 97 undefeated scontate , which is to take place in the city of Manchester, England.
According to the FIFA, the first phase of the lottery will decide who gets one of more than 300,000 low-priced entrances to be distributed among the elderly air max 97 donne scontate , students and recipients of a scholarship program.
The FIFA said all of the first-round applicants will be notified by Nov. 10.
MARSEILLE， June 14 (Xinhua) -- A French court has sentenced six English soccer fans to jail for their involvement in the violent clashes that marred Saturday's England-Russia game at the Euro 2016 tournament.
The men were convicted on Monday after appearing at a Marseille court during a five-hour session. They were imprisoned for between one and three months for throwing bottles at either police， rival supporters or both.
The court also sentenced a French man to prison for a year and an Austrian to a five-month prison term for their roles in the three-day violence that left the streets of Marseille littered with shattered glass and torn furniture.
One of the English men was given a suspended one-month sentence and all were banned from France for two years.
Chief Marseille prosecutor Brice Robid told the press that no Russian fans were charged in the violence but confirmed two Russian nationals were arrested both for invading the pitch at the Saturday match， which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Robin said earlier that "extremely well-trained" Russian supporters were behind three days of clashes that had juried around 35 people.
The violence was the worst seen at an international tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France.
Smokers in New Zealand will pay $20 for a pack of cigarettes under the government's budget plan released Thursday. Polluting industries will also get hit with higher taxes.
In its annual budget, the government forecasts that rising fiscal surpluses in coming years will allow it to begin paying down its public debt. Here are some of the highlights:
HEAT TURNED UP ON SMOKERS:
The government plans to hike tobacco taxes by 46 percent over the next four years as it continues an ambitious campaign to eliminate smoking from the South Pacific nation by 2025. Once the taxes are in place, a pack of 20 cigarettes will cost about 30 New Zealand dollars ($20), one of the highest prices in the world.
Indigenous Maori have relatively high smoking rates air max 97 uomo scontate , and the tax plan was pushed by the Maori Party. Te Ururoa Flavell, the party's co-leader, said it was the right thing to do, even if cost his constituents more money.
"What I do know is that there are so many of our young women air max 97 scontate , because research tells us that, who are dying because of cancer," he said. "I'm happy in my heart. If I can save more than one life, I would have done my job."
POLLUTING BUSINESSES TO PAY:
A subsidy for polluting businesses that was introduced to help them out after the 2008 global financial crisis will be eliminated by 2019. After that nike vapormax uomo scontate , those businesses will need to pay more for releasing polluting gases. New Zealand is aiming to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.
The government says the measure will help grow a cleaner economy. But opponents say the measure amounts to a tax hike on businesses, and consumers will end up paying more.
BALANCING THE BOOKS:
New Zealand is unusual among developed nations in that it's operating with a small surplus rather than borrowing money to pay its bills. The government's books returned to the black last year for the first time since the financial crisis.
The Treasury is forecasting the economy will continue to grow at an average annual rate of 2.8 percent over the next five years. That's despite a big drop in prices for its key dairy exports, due in part to slowing growth in China. The dairy downturn has been offset by a boom in tourism as well as growth in construction and immigration.
"A positive economic outlook and stable finances means New Zealand has choices that few other developed countries have," said Finance Minister Bill English.
The Treasury is forecasting a slim surplus of 700 million New Zealand dollars ($471 million) for the year ending June. The surplus is forecast to increase to NZ$6.7 billion by 2020. However nike vapormax donne scontate , that could be reduced by tax cuts, which many people expect the government to announce ahead of next year's election.
The budget includes increases in spending for health, low-income housing and schools. The government says it plan.