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Postby lw789 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:30 am

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Striking construction workers and security personnel clashed Monday at Rio de Janeiros Olympic Park, the main cluster of venues under construction for the 2016 Summer Games. Rio Mais, the consortium building the Olympic venues, confirmed that random gunshots were fired as workers and security confronted each other. There were no reports of injuries at the venue cluster, which is located 25 kilometres (15 miles) west of central Rio. The work stoppage involving more than 2,000 workers began Thursday, and Rio Mais said it was unclear when work would resume. "We are worried by the fact we are losing time," said Mario Andrada, spokesman for the Rio Olympic organizing committee. "Beyond that, there is catch-up to do and we will have to move faster to make up whatever time weve lost." Andrada said he didnt have any details about the gunfire. "Gunshots and violence worry us," he added. "But right now we dont know where this came from." The labour dispute centres around which union represents the construction workers, and also involves benefits and working conditions. Workers also went on strike Monday in central Rio de Janeiro at the stadium that will be used for track and field at the 2016 Olympics. The Joao Havelange Olympic Stadium, known in Rio as the Engenhao, has been closed since last year to fix structural problems with the roof. The strikes are sure to capture the attention of the International Olympic Committee executive board, which is meeting this week in the Turkish Mediterranean resort of Belek. A team of IOC inspectors visiting Rio almost three weeks ago, headed by Olympic hurdle champion Nawal El Moutawakel, said the games faced "challenging deadlines." IOC President Thomas Bach has repeated often that Rio "doesnt have a day to lose," and some fear it could face chronic delays similar to those hitting the upcoming World Cup, which begins in two months. The strike adds to a growing list of problems confronting Rio organizers with the games just over two years away. Construction on the second largest cluster of venues in northern Rio de Janeiro, in an area called Deodoro, has yet to begin. Work on the Olympic golf course has also been delayed. Severe water pollution in Rios Guanabara Bay, the venue for Olympic sailing, is a growing concern with a test event scheduled there in August. IOC officials have said they will not risk the athletes health if the water is unsafe. Many of the delays are rooted in disputes among Brazils three levels of government over who pays for what. Most estimates suggest Brazil will spend about $15 billion on the Olympics, a mix of public and private money. Trevor Daley Jersey . -- Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery that will sideline the pitcher for the season. Chris Kunitz Jersey . PAUL, Minn. http://www.penguinsauthenticofficial.co ... by-jersey/. 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Even Luongo was shocked by the decision, after accepting the idea that he was the one that was on the move. "I had moved on from Vancouver and I was ready to start a fresh new chapter of my career somewhere else," the three-time NHL All-Star told TSNs James Duthie. "t;It felt like a divorce, I accepted it and I had moved on personally.dddddddddddd "The only problem was she wanted me back." And Luongo was even more surprised that the team would make such a decision without talking to him. "Out of all the situations that I envisioned, that wasnt one of them," he said. "Thats a pretty big move, I thought, to make without having input from the guy youre going to put your trust in." Schneider also described the trade as shocking, adding that after several seasons of expecting to be moved out of Vancouver, he had finally begun to believe he would stay. Schneider, who spent years developing as the Canucks No. 1 prospect, felt he earned the starting job. 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