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CONMEBOL suspends officials for 'serious errors' in Argentina******
RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said Wednesday it suspended Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha and video assistant Esteban Ostojich for "serious errors" in Argentina's home World Cup qualifier against Brazil.。
The decision relates to an incident in which Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi struck Brazil forward Raphinha with an elbow to the face during the first half of Tuesday's match in San Juan, which ended in a goalless draw.。
The knock left Leeds United's Raphinha with a bloody wound in the mouth that required five stitches at halftime.。
In a video released by CONMEBOL on Wednesday, Ostojich is heard telling Cunha that he considered the foul a "yellow-card offense." Despite the recommendation, Cunha opted not to caution Otamendi, nor did he award a free kick against the Benfica center back.。
"The performance of the chief referee, Andres Ismael Cunha Soca Vargas, and the [video assistant referee], Esteban Daniel Ostojich Vega ... was technically analyzed by [the referees' committee], which concluded that they committed serious and manifest errors in their duty," read a CONMEBOL statement.。
It said that Otamendi had "put at risk the physical integrity" of the Leeds United player, adding that both match officials were suspended "indefinitely."
The Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday night that it would send an official complaint to FIFA and request that Otamendi be banned.。
Brazil manager Tite told reporters after the match it was "inconceivable" that the referee chose not to take action after consulting the video assistant. Enditem。
CSL Roundup: Qingdao edges Tianjin, Shenhua eases past Chongqing******
SUZHOU, China, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Qingdao edged the Tianjin Jinmen Tigers 2-1, while Shenhua defeated Chongqing 4-1 in the 17th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Saturday.。
Qingdao broke the deadlock in the 18th minute, with Ji Xiaoxuan scoring for the tailender team. On 55 minutes, Ba Dun of Tianjin equalized through a low shot.。
Twenty-five minutes later, Qingdao's striker Ji Xiaoxuan scored again with a game-winner.。
Elsewhere on Saturday, Shenhua defeated Chongqing 4-1, with Peng Xinli, Yu Hanchao, Wu Xi and Zhang Lu scoring for the leader in the relegation zone.。
Wuhan drew with the Henan Songshan Longmen 1-1 dramatically in the last 10 minutes, while the Cangzhou Lions beat the Dalian Pro 2-1. Enditem。
China's Guizhou generates 13 bln kWh new energy in first 3 quarters******
GUIYANG, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Guizhou Province generated 13 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of new energy in the first three quarters of 2021, registering an increase of 6 percent year on year, according to the provincial branch of China Southern Power Grid.
As of Sept. 30, the installed new energy power generation capacity in the province had reached 15.69 million kW, accounting for 26 percent of the total, the company said.
Guizhou boasts distinctive geographic location and favorable climatic conditions, which helps enrich new energy resources, such as wind and solar power.
Chen Tianfen, a resident of Zima Township in the province's Qinglong County, said that working in a photovoltaic power station near her home has brought her income and happiness.
In 2019, a photovoltaic power station covering an area of 133 hectares was built on the barren hills of the township. Since then, Chen has been doing odd jobs at the power station.
"Since the job is flexible, I can choose to come when I have spare time," said Chen, adding that she has earned a total of over 40,000 yuan (about 6,256 U.S. dollars) by working at the power station.
Recently, she has been busy cleaning up weeds growing on the photovoltaic panels, earning 120 yuan per day.
"The power station rents land from local villagers and provides them with job opportunities. More importantly, it plays a role in energy conservation and emission reduction," said Yu Houshan, head of the photovoltaic power station in Zima Township, adding that the station can generate about 90 million kWh electricity every year. Enditem