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|Mascots of the 2015 VIVO Sudirman Cup BWF World Mixed Team Championships are seen at the draw ceremony in Dongguan of South China's Guangdong province March 16 Cheap Jordan Retro Shoes For Sale , 2015. [PhotoIC] Monday morning's live draw of the 2015 VIVO Sudirman Cup BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Mixed Team Championships has revealed that China will play against Thailand and Germany in the opening round-robin stage of the event.
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"They have set a very good example to the rest of the world how important a live draw is. This shows their commitment and seriousness to the sport. They have done a tremendous job and have delivered to BWF expectations."
According to Lu Hanbiao, deputy secretary-general of the Dongguan municipal government and executive secretary-general of the tournament's preparatory committee, all the preparations are on track and the facility for the game will be finished before the test competition begins in April.
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PORTOVIEJO， April 19， 2016 (Xinhua) -- Image taken on April 18， 2016 provided by the Ecuadorian and South American Public News Agency ANDES shows people standing in front of a collapsed building by the earthquake， in Portoviejo， Ecuador. The death toll from Saturday's earthquake in northern Ecuador had risen to 480 by Tuesday morning， the government said. About 4，027 people were injured and 231 more missing， Deputy Interior Minister Diego Fuentes said according to local daily El Telegrafo. (XinhuaCesar MunozANDES)
QUITO， April 19 (Xinhua) -- Saturday's major earthquake in Ecuador has left at least 499 dead， the Prosecutor's Office announced on Tuesday.
In the worst-hit area of Pedernales in the western province of Manabi， 159 deaths have been registered. In the tourist port of Manta， 142 bodies were found. In Portoviejo， capital of Manabi， all 116 bodies have been identified and handed over to their families， according to the office.
In addition， at least 4，027 people were injured and 231 people were missing， the National Ministry for Risk Management announced previously.
The ministry also said that 20，503 people are currently being housed in shelters after the magnitude-7.8 earthquake.
Some good news broke the gloom Tuesday as three people were found alive in the rubble of a building in Manta， according to Ecuador's firefighter chief Ebber Arroyo.
"We found three people alive at around 4:30 a.m.， and we are continuing the work to find survivors，" said Arroyo.
The rescued， two women and a man， were immediately taken to hospital for urgent medical care.
Vice President Jorge Glas said in a Twitter update Tuesday morning that power supply was coming back in most of Manabi， and an evaluation of the infrastructure would be carried out once power is fully restored.
The government has ordered 12，000 food rations and bottled water for people affected by the quake， announced Public Administration Secretary Pedro Solines.
Defense Minister Ricardo Patino said that they are concentrating on humanitarian aid for the moment. A reconstruction plan for Manabi and other affected areas would be established later on.
International rescue teams and aid are flooding into Ecuador. The Red Cross Society of China has provided 100，000 U.S. dollars in cash for emergency assistance， a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.
The Chinese government is accelerating the making of a humanitarian assistance plan and will provide satellite pictures to Ecuador for relief efforts.
Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa， who was visiting the disaster area Tuesday， estimated that losses due to the quake would amount to around 3 billion U.S. dollars， or 3 percent of the gross domestic product.
Correa said Monday that local governments were responsible for the poor construction of some buildings that collapsed in the quake.
"We would draw lessons for the future from this painful experience，" he said， asking .