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HAVANA Darren Fells Lions Jersey , Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Cuban tourism industry maintained the rapid growth it has seen throughout 2015 in August, reporting a 17.2 percent year-on-year increase, the National Statistics Bureau (NBS) highlighted on Thursday.
In a tourism report covering January to August, the state body explained that the Caribbean country received 2.427 million foreign tourists.
The NBS confirmed Canada as the largest source of visitors to the island, followed by the UK, Germany, France Ricky Wagner Lions Jersey , Italy, Spain and Mexico.
The official newspaper, Juventud Rebelde, said that 2,410,785 international arrivals had been registered between January-October 2014, with this figure having been exceeded two months earlier in 2015.
The paper added that September was likely to also have been "an excellent month for the arrival of travelers due to the visit of Pope Francis" Greg Robinson Lions Jersey , although official NBS figures are still awaited.
The NBS report also showed that the entertainment industry is now the second largest source of foreign revenue for the island, generating 2.5 billion dollars in 2014, second only to medical services.
Last year, the island country surpassed for the first time the milestone of 3 million foreign tourists, receiving 3,027,453 in total.
This growth is linked to the modernization of Cuba's hotel industry Michael Roberts Lions Jersey , which is set to count with 85,000 international-quality hotel rooms by 2020, up from 61,200 today. 66.5 percent of these are in four and five-star hotels.
With the restoration of relations between Cuba and the United States, the island-nation will expect tourism numbers to continue growing with the expected removal of the ban on U.S. tourists visiting the country.
WELLINGTON, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand scientists have brought a native plant back from extinction 60 years after it was last seen in the wild, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry said Friday.
The rare white variant of the red kakabeak (also known as ngutukaka in Maori or Clianthus) Jalen Reeves-Maybin Lions Jersey , which grew on cliffs near Wairoa, on the east of the North Island, had not been seen in the wild since the 1950s, Barry said in a statement.
At a ceremony in Rotorua, around 100 of the plants, grown from seeds by the government's Scion research institute, were handed over to East Coast iwi (Maori tribal groups) to be planted back on their ancestral lands.
"White kakabeak was thought to be extinct Kenny Golladay Lions Jersey , but the chance discovery of some seeds taken from the Wairoa area has enabled Scion to revitalize it. It has been ground-breaking scientific work and today's ceremony marks a significant milestone for the species' recovery," said Barry.
Land at Wairoa, had been fenced off to provide a safe area for the plants.
"Red kakabeak is a popular garden plant, but is critically endangered in the wild due to threats such as possums, deer, goats and snails. With only around 100 plants remaining in the wild, it is classified as nationally critical Teez Tabor Lions Jersey ," Barry said.
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 84 basis points to 6.6369 against the U.S. dollar Friday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System.
In China's spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by 2 percent from the central parity rate each trading day.
The central parity rate of the yuan against the U.S. dollar is based on a weighted average of prices offered by market makers before the opening of the interbank market each business day.
(This article is generated by Xinhua News Robot.)
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has received subpoenas from US federal and state authorities, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, related to alleged excess diesel emissions by some of its vehicles, the automaker revealed in a filing with the SEC on Tuesday.
On the diesel emissions issue, FCA said it has "received various inquiries Nick Bellore Youth Jersey , subpoenas and requests for information from a number of governmental authorities, including the US Department of Justice, the SEC and several states' attorneys general. We are investigating these matters and we intend to cooperate with all valid governmental requests," FCA said in its annual report filed on Tuesday with the SEC.
Earlier in February, a person briefed on the matter said the Justice Department has been involved in the matter for more than six months after getting a referral from the Environmental Protection Agency in July 2016. Involvement by the SEC and state attorneys general has not been previously disclosed.
FCA said January 12 that the Justice Department was investigating the matter.
The same day, FCA Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne rejected the allegations, saying there was no wrongdoing and the company never attempted to create software to cheat emissions rules by detecting when the vehicle was in test mode.
FCA in its annual report said it is not able to predict the outcome of the investigations Jeff Locke Youth Jersey , but disclosed that "the resolution of these matters could have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows and may adversely affect our reputation with consumers, which may negatively impact demand for our vehicles."
In January, the EPA said the maximum possible fine against FCA could be $4.6 billion.