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THE HAGUE Jordan 1 Shadow For Sale , Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Michael van Praag on Tuesday sent an official candidacy letter to the FIFA headquarters in Zurich to announce his candidacy to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of the international football federation.

The letter was accompanied by the required five declarations of support from national associations backing Van Praag's candidacy. The elections are due to take place at the 65th FIFA congress in Zurich, which starts on May 29 this year.

"It's widely known that I'm very worried about FIFA," Van Praag stated on the website of the Dutch football association KNVB. "It is about time that the organization is normalized and that its full focus is back on football."

"For quite some time, I was hoping that another credible challenger would put himself forward, but that simply has not happened," he continued. "In that case, one should not confine oneself to words, but follow them up with deeds and decisiveness, which is why I now announce my candidacy."

Due to allegations about corruption the image of FIFA has been damaged in recent years. Last year during an UEFA meeting, preceding the 64th FIFA congress in Sao Paulo, Van Praag called on Blatter to stand down at the end of his current term.

"The image of FIFA has been tarnished by everything that has happened over the last years," Van Praag said in Brazil. "There are very few people who still take FIFA seriously and whatever way you want to cut and dice it, Blatter is responsible in the end."

The 78-year-old Blatter reacted by saying that he has never been so offended in his life, both professionally and personally. Blatter has been president of FIFA since 1998, when he succeeded the Brazilian Joao Havelange.

Van Praag (67), the son of former Ajax chairman Jaap van Praag, was chairman of Ajax from 1989 until mid-2003. He became president of the KNVB in 2008.

Three other candidates have also said to stand against Blatter during the elections: Frenchmen Jerome Champagne, who served as an FIFA executive from 1999 to 2010, and former football player David Ginola and Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, vice President of FIFA for Asia since 2011.

Players' and coaches' agent Mino Raiola, also from the Netherlands, last week stated he aimed for the presidency as well, but he withdrew his candidacy after he heard of Van Praag's ambitions. "It wasn't about me, but about a good candidate for the FIFA presidency," he said to Dutch broadcaster NOS on Tuesday. "We have one now with Van Praag."

Weeds push their way up through the parched field of a reservoir in Rizhao, Shandong Province on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Severe drought in the city has dried up the reservoir. (Photo CFP) An SUV passes through the parched field of a reservoir in Rizhao, East China's Shandong province on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Severe drought in the city has dried up the reservoir. (Photo CFP) Weeds push their way up through the parched field of a reservoir in Rizhao, East China's Shandong province on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Severe drought in the city has dried up the reservoir. (Photo CFP)

ANKARA, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Han Tianyu lifted his first individual World Cup title Saturday after he won the 1,500 meters at the short track speed skating World Cup in Turkey.

Han clocked two minutes 13.354 seconds for the title while his fellow Chinese Chen Dequan took silver in 2:13.448 in the nine-man field.

Victor An of Russia was third in 2:13.576.

In women's 1,500m, Guo Yishe was the only Chinese skater in the final after Olympic champion Zhou Yang and Liu Yang were penalized in the semifinals.

Guo was unable to shine in the final where Italian Arianna Fontana won in 2:28.590.

Fan Kexin was penalized in the 1,500m after she and South Korean Shim Suk-hee ran into each other. Elise Christie of Britain eventually won the race in 1:31.513.

Russian Semen Elistratov captured the men's 1,000m in 1:25.237.

Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home.

"She's saying Russia, Russia, Russia, but I don't — maybe it was. I mean, it could be Russia, but it could also be China," Trump said during this week's presidential debate. "It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, OK?"

Clinton vows to retaliate against foreign hackers

These are the unanswered questions about how the U.S. government should defend itself after an attack in the internet age: Whether to fire back, how to fire back, and at whom? The Obama administration is still writing its rulebook.

A lingering challenge involves identifying whose hands were on the keyboard: Foreign hacker spies, cybercriminals, disgruntled insiders or bored teenagers? Skilled hackers can cover their tracks, use software tools traceable to others and feign their location across borders or continents.

On Wednesday, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., said during a congressional hearing that it was "now the clear consensus of the intelligence community that the Russian government was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee and not, as some suggested, somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds."

The White House has not officially declared Russia responsible and it's unclear whether or when it might, since blaming Russia — with whom the U.S. is locked in a bitter dispute over fighting in Syria — would probably require plans for a response.

Clinton has raised eyebrows among some cybersecurity experts with her hawkish language on the campaign trail about retaliating with political, economic or even military means. H. Wholesale Jerseys Online   Wholesale Jerseys   Wholesale Hoodie   Wholesale Jerseys From China   Wholesale Jerseys From China   Wholesale Hats   Wholesale Jerseys From China   Cheap Jerseys Online   Wholesale Soccer Jerseys China   Cheap NHL Hockey Jerseys

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