More Muslim prayer rooms open in Japan, but relatively few takers HIROSHIMA. KAZINFORM With an increase in Muslim visitors to Japan, more prayer rooms are being installed in commercial facilities across the country, but the number of users remains limited due to reasons such as lack of awareness and difficulty of access.
20 World Tour teams to participate in 2019 UAE Tour ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM Twenty international teams will participate in the 2019 UAE Tour, the only World Tour race in the Middle East, which sets off in Abu Dhabi on Sunday 24 February to finish in Dubai on Saturday 2 March. The 2019 edition of the UAE Tour features three summit finishes and three sprint stages.
E Kazakhstan to open IAAF regional office UST KAMENOGORSK. KAZINFORM "It is planned to open the IAAF regional office. There are nine centres of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) the worldwide so far," Governor of East Kazakhstan region Daniyal Akhmetov told a reporting meeting.
S. Korea grapples with declining childbirths, looming uncertainties for its future SEOUL. KAZINFORM For decades, the entrance to the maternity ward at Cheil General Hospital & Women's Healthcare Center bustled with parents-to-be, but today it stands vacant, having been shuttered for months. The hospital's decline is a stark illustration of one of the most daunting challenges facing South Korea: its low birthrate.
Vuelta a Andalucia. Stage 3. Strong performance of Astana Pro Team in time trial with 2nd, 3rd and 7th places ASTANA. KAZINFORM Astana Pro Team did an impressive individual time trial at the third stage of the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol, delivering 3 riders in the Top-10 of the stage with two of them on the stage podium: Jakob Fuglsang finished second, Ion Izagirre did third, while Pello Bilbao took 7th place on February 22.
Swiss researchers reveal prosthetic giving amputees sense of touch GENEVA. KAZINFORM Researchers from the Lausanne-based university EPFL said Thursday they have developed a next-generation bionic hand that allows amputees to regain their sense of touch and the abilities to sense the limb's position in space.