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|SEOUL http://www.losangeleskingsteamstore.com/adidas-alex-iafallo-jersey , Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's exports of information and communications technology (ICT) products, key export items of the export-driven economy, declined for four straight months in January, boosting worries about overall economic growth, a government report showed Monday.
The ICT exports tumbled 17.8 percent from a year earlier to 11.86 billion U.S. dollars in January, according to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. It posted the fourth straight month of reduction since October last year.
The falling pace became faster from 1.6 percent in October to 7 percent in November and 14.7 percent in December. It posted a 17.8 percent slide in January.
Global demand for overall ICT products, including smartphones, weakened amid economic slump, resulting in lower product prices.
Handset exports dipped 7.3 percent from a year earlier to 1.9 billion dollars in January, with chip shipments plunging 13.9 percent to 4.53 billion dollars. Display panel exports tumbled 30.7 percent to 2.01 billion dollars, and those for computer and related gadgets slipped 10.1 percent to 590 million dollars.
Demand for South Korean smartphones reduced as Chinese products gained popularity among global consumers. Overall smartphone market has been declining as well due to saturation of the market.
Chip exports got sluggish due to lower prices of DRAM chips and slowing demand for chips used in smartphones. The display panel market was faltering on supply glut.
South Korea's ICT exports to China, the country's biggest trading partner, tumbled 17.3 percent, with those to the United States sliding 2.8 percent. Exports to the European Union plunged 20.2 percent, and those to the Middle East countries dropped 29.6 percent.
Imports of ICT products dipped 15.1 percent from a year earlier to 6.79 billion dollars in January, sending the trade surplus in the ICT sector to 5.07 billion dollars last month. The ICT surplus accounted for almost 96 percent of total surplus in all industries at 5.33 billion dollars.
LONDON, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Preston North End goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann said Wayne Rooney had apologized for the way he won a penalty during Manchester United's FA Cup win over the third-tier side.
"After the game Rooney told me: 'Sorry, it was my chance to get a penalty. I had to use that'," Stuckman was quoted as saying in Wednesday's edition of British tabloid The Sun.
The United captain went to ground in the penalty area after Stuckmann slid out to meet him towards the end of Monday's fifth-round tie at Deepdale and scored from the spot to complete a 3-1 win.
Rooney toed the ball past the sliding Stuckmann as the pair convened on the edge of the Preston box and went to ground despite an apparent absence of contact.
Rooney was accused of diving by a number of former players on social media.
"I say it clear: that was no penalty," added Stuckman.
But England manager Roy Hodgson, analyzing the game for the BBC, said that Rooney had not dived. Rooney is also captain for Hodgson's side.
"Not for me. I just think he was taking evasive action," Hodgson said.
MADRID， Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Jonas Van Genechten (IAM Cycling) won the seventh stage of the Vuelta de Espana (Tour of Spain) on a day which only exploded into life on the last 30 kilometers of the day.
From Maceda to Puerto de Sanabria， it was another hilly stage， although not as testing as Thursday's due to lower temperatures.
The start to the day was relatively calm as the peloton looked to save strength ahead of the difficult mountain stages which lie ahead and it was not until the last 30 kilometers that things sprang to life with a series of attacks on the final third category climb， which ended 18 kilometers from the finish line.
A group of five riders， including Luis Sanchez Leon and Simon Clarke was able to open a gap of 40 seconds before the main group reacted and slowly dragged them back.
However Sanchez and Clarke were able to hang on to a narrow lead until the last kilometer to set up an agonizing finish which saw them finally caught with less than 200 meters remaining.
That set up a frantic sprint which was claimed by Jonas Van Genechten to give a valuable win to his team， which will fold at the end of the season.
There was a crash in the final kilometer involving Alberto Contador (Tinkoff)， whose bad luck continues， after he was forced to withdraw from the Tour de France through injury. The Spaniard will not lose any time， but rode over the line with cuts and grazes on his leg and shoulder and a possible hand injury
Earlier in the day Rene Taaramae (Katusha) was forced to retire from the race following a collision with a team director' s car which broke his bicycle.
Saturday sees a rare flat stage with a sting in the tale with the first category climb of the race， which takes the riders 181 kilometers from Villapando to Valle de Sabero and a mountain top finish which should have its effect on the general classification.
NAIROBI， March 3 (Xinhua) -- World half marathon record holder Peres Jepchirchir and Leonard Patrick Komon of Kenya will lead a world-class field at the Prague Half Marathon on April 1.
Komon， who is currently eyeing a medal at the World Cross Country Championships in Kampala， Uganda on March 26， wants to turn to full marathon and will be in the Czech Republic capital to test his fitness after a series of injuries. The Prague half marathon is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
"I have to focus first on cross country and then the road race. World cross country is good for endurance and then that is what I will be seeking in Prague， to push my body to the limit. Thereafter， the full marathon will be the next goal.
"I have been facing setbacks with injuries tormenting me. But I have been able to t.