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River Plate rout Argentinos Juniors to extend Primera Division lead******
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Julian Alvarez scored one goal and set up another as leaders River Plate romped to a 3-0 home win over Argentinos Juniors in Argentina's Primera Division on Monday.
Bruno Zuculini opened the scoring at the Monumental with a 30-yard drive that went in off the underside off the cross bar.
The hosts doubled their lead when Alvarez slotted a low first-time shot past Federico Lanzillota after Braian Romero's unselfish layoff on the counter-attack.
Alvarez returned the favor two minutes later by setting up Romero for an easy tap-in after another fast break.
River are now nine points ahead of second-placed Talleres Cordoba while Argentinos Juniors are in 14th place, 18 points behind the leaders.
In other Primera Division fixtures on Monday, Independiente won 1-0 at home to Union Santa Fe, Talleres drew 3-3 at Lanus, Atletico Tucuman were held to a 2-2 home draw by Patronato, Sarmiento prevailed 2-1 at home to Newell's Old Boys and Aldosivi secured a 2-1 home win over Arsenal Sarandi. Enditem
Chinese consumers snap up goodies on Singles' Day shopping fest******
HANGZHOU/BEIJING, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- With orders pouring in at midnight Wednesday, this year's Singles' Day shopping spree peaked on multiple e-commerce platforms in China.。
This year marks the largest Singles' Day shopping festival on Tmall, with a record 290,000 brands participating and more than 14 million types of commodities offering discounts, according to the company.。
To cater to growing demand from Chinese consumers, presales for this year's Singles' Day shopping spree -- also known as the Double Eleven shopping festival -- began at 8 p.m. on Oct. 20 on Tmall and consumers were allowed to pay for the balance of the pre-sold goods on Nov. 1.。
From Nov. 1 to 12:45 a.m. Thursday, sales of 411 small and medium brands with turnover exceeding 1 million yuan (about 156,000 U.S. dollars) during last year's event on Tmall, surpassed the 10-million yuan threshold.。
Number of brands that saw a turnover of more than 100 million yuan on Tmall reached 382 during the period, including Huawei, Apple and Chinese sportswear brand Erke.。
Between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2:09 p.m. Thursday, the total value of orders on JD.com, another Chinese e-commerce giant, hit a new record of over 311.4 billion yuan.。
This is also the greenest Singles' Day shopping festival on JD.com, which introduced various measures, including developing recyclable packaging, deploying new-energy cargo vans and using photovoltaic power generation in warehousing, to lower carbon emission and the impact on environment. As a result, the amount of carbon emissions slashed stood at 26,000 tonnes as of Thursday noon.。
The annual event was launched by Alibaba's e-commerce platform on Nov. 11, 2009, and quickly grew into a major shopping spree. Enditem。