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BANGKOK, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Portuguese Man o' War and Box Jellyfish washed ashore by recent storms in southern Thailand have prompted officials to issue a warning to swimmers and snorkelers, local media Tuesday reported.

According to Phuket Gaze,officials on Monday have taken steps to keep swimmers safe by closing Nai Thon, Nai Yang and Layan Beaches of southern Thailand's famous tourism destination Phi Phi lsland.

Other beach resorts in the area have posted notices to warn of the dangers of jellyfish and have set up First Aid stations to deal with anyone who might have been stung.

The Portuguese man o' war jellyfish was named after the ship which resembled a blue or purple cap of the Portuguese Navy. They are among the world's most venomous marine species. Stings from them can be very painful and in extreme cases fatal.

While there have been no reports of any stings by Portuguese-Man-of War jellyfish in Thailand, officials are taking every precaution as the venom of these creatures.

During the monsoon season, rain, wind and storms can often bring jellyfish and other unexpected marine creatures closer to the shore.

Teams from a National Park inspected beaches where a swimming ban was imposed, along with other beaches in Phuket, covering a distance of six kilometers. They reportedly collected a total of 145 live and dead Portuguese Man of Wars.

Bathers who are stung by these creatures are asked to pour salt water over the affected area instead of scrubbing it with water or suntan creams.

Pipi island features beaches and clear water that make its natural beauty protected by national park status. Tourism on the island has exploded since the filming of the movie The Beach. The island has become is one of Thailand's best destinations for scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and other marine recreational activities.

EDMONTON, Canada Odell Beckham Jr Giants Jersey , June 20 (Xinhua) -- Germany overpowered Sweden 4-1 and China ousted Cameroon 1-0 on Saturday in the Round of 16 at the Women's World Cup.

In Ottawa, Germany's top scorer Anja Mittag intercepted a poor pass to shot the goal into the far post for a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute.

Mittag earned a penalty 10 minutes before the break and Celia Sasic made it 2-0, and she headed in her second goal of the game in the 78th minute.

Sofia Jakobsson pulled one back for Sweden late on Eli Manning Giants Jersey , but Dzsenifer Marozsan's looping shot gave Germany convincing win.

Germany wait for the match between France and South Korea for the quarterfinal opponents.

In Edmonton, Wang tapped in a perfect cross of Li Dongna to beat Cameroon goalkeeper Annette Ngo Ndom in the 12th minute for the sole goal of the match.

China put much efforts on defence from the very beginning and never changed their tactical even with a one-goal lead.

Cameroon came all out in the second half, leaving more space in the back when Wang Lawrence Taylor Giants Jersey , who used to play the center back but be a forward this match, had at least three solo scoring chances but failed to extend the lead.

China will meet the winners of the match between the United States and Colombia.

"There is no win or loss, only fight on the pitch. We're ready to face the U.S. if they advance Ray-Ray Armstrong Giants Jersey ," Chang said. "We have no pressure and we have a great tournament so far. I want my players to go as far as they can, or fly as far as they can."

SANTIAGO, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas scored second-half goals as Chile defeated Ecuador 2-0 in the opening match of the Copa America here on Thursday.

Vidal converted a 67th-minute penalty before Vargas put the result beyond doubt six minutes from time after being set up by Alexis Sanchez.

Despite keeping the match on even terms for more than an hour Patrick Omameh Giants Jersey , Ecuador rarely troubled Claudio Bravo's goal. Chile, meanwhile, provided a constant threat and Cody Latimer Giants Jersey , if not for Ecuador goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez, could have had the match wrapped up by halftime.

The hosts' attacking intent was evident from the outset in front of a partisan crowd at the Estadio Nacional. Veteran playmaker Jorge Valdivia put Sanchez through on goal in the second minute but the Arsenal man fired his shot wide with only the keeper to beat.

Sanchez had another chance moments later but his chipped effort was comfortably thwarted by Dominguez.

As expected, Jorge Sampaoli's team controlled possession as Ecuador were content to sit back and wait for their opportunities on the counterattack.

Mauricio Isla Kareem Martin Giants Jersey , Vidal and Sanchez, in particular, caused constant problems for Ecuador on the right.

But the hosts were unable to capitalize and they almost paid the price when Valdivia was dispossessed in his own area Nate Solder Giants Jersey , allowing Fidel Martinez to unleash a thumping shot that was directed straight at Bravo.

Isla arguably had the best chance of the first half but the Queens Park Rangers wing-back misdirected his shot after being set up by Sanchez.

Ecuador looked more sprightly after the break as the speedy Jefferson Montero began to assert his influence on the left.

Enner Valencia also did his best to unnerve Chile's defe.

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