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The Catholic faithful in Guam led prayers for peace Sunday in the shadow of North Korean missile threat jordan shoes red for sale , with the western Pacific island's archbishop appealing for "prudence" amid an escalating war of words between the US and Pyongyang. The largely Catholic territory should pray for a "just resolution of differences, and prudence in both speech and action," said Archbishop Michael Byrnes, echoing a flurry of international calls for US President Donald Trump to show greater rhetorical restraint. A "prayers for peace" lunchtime rally in the capital Hagatna drew around 100 people. But despite Guam having become the center of a threatened showdown between the US and nuclear-armed North Korea, many said they were unfazed. "I am really not scared because if it's our time to die it is our time to die," added Sita Manjaras, 62, a retired teacher from Tamuning. Father Mike Crisostomo said their response to the threat was to have faith and pray. "This goes to show to the other worlds, to the other nations and the countries, that Guam may be small, our faith and our trust is big," he said. Dora Salazar, 82, who made the 14-kilometer journey from the village of Mangilao for the peace rally, said she was praying for the North's leader Kim Jong-un. "We pray that God will touch his heart," she said. In response to Trump's threat of "fire and fury," North Korea has pledged to have plans ready in a matter of days to launch an "enveloping fire" of missiles towards Guam. At the island's main church, the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica, Father Paul Gofigan told the congregation to be prepared in case North Korea does launch its missiles. "What would you do if you have only 14 minutes left? The thing to do is pray and reflect," he said. "Prioritize your life. This is a wake-up call, no matter what happens." Trump has been engaged all week in verbal sparring with the North over its weapons and missile programs, declaring Friday that the US military is "locked and loaded." RIO DE JANEIRO, July 14 (Xinhua) -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter has rated Brazil's organization of the World Cup as 9.25 out of 10. Speaking during a World Cup media debriefing in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, Blatter revealed the body had used social media to gauge the tournament's success. "We have improved on four years ago in South Africa," Blatter said. "We consulted all our computers and our Facebooks and decided on 9.25 out of 10 because perfection does not exist in football. "This was my 10th World Cup and my fifth as president and what makes this so very, very special was the quality of the football and the intensity of the games. There was not one single match which didn't have this intensity. It's more than emotion and passion -- it is a drama." Blatter admitted that more needed to be done to combat prejudice at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. According to media reports, some fans suffered from racism and homophobic slurs. The incidents came despite a pledge by Brazil President Dilma Rousseff before the tournament to make the anti- racism message a theme of the tournament. "I am not at all happy with the way we fought against racism," the supreme said. Meanwhile Blatter said he had been surprised by the decision to award Lionel Messi the Golden Ball for the tournament's best player. The Argentina forward scored four goals -- all during the group phase. "I was a little bit surprised when I saw Messi coming up to collect (the trophy for) the best player of the competition," Blatter said. Earlier Argentina legend Diego Maradona described the decision as a "marketing" move. The 53-year-old, who won the award after leading Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986, said Colombia's James Rodriguez deserved the accolade.Jack Ma Yun, lead founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, at the World Internet Conference, Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, Nov 20, 2014. [PhotoIC]BEIJING Nov. 20 (Xinhuanet) -- Jack Ma Yun, lead founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, said at World's Internet Conference that he credits the success of the company as holding onto the vision for the future. Positioned as an e-commerce enabler other than an e-commerce company itself, Alibaba has envisioned China's small business to be play an important role in the future economy since its founding 15 years ago and has been choosing to partner with them, said Jack Ma. The World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, an ancient town in Zhejiang province, has attracted China's Internet tycoons and officials together with foreign cyberspace titans, including participants from Apple, Facebook, Cisco, and China's top three Internet companies, namely search engine Baidu, e-commerce Alibaba, and instant messagingprovider Tencent. The conference, held between Nov 19 and 21, carries the theme "a interconnected world shared and governed by all." It's the first time that China's is holding such a conference. Talking about fake goods, Jack Ma said only Internet can solve the problem of counterfeit production. "After some research among fake goods producers in Guangdong and Fujian provinces, you may find that they are now afraid to sell their products on Taobao, as we can track them down easily and report to the police," he said. When asked about competition between Alibaba and Amazon, Ma said that there's difference in management philosophy between the east and the west. "In the east, Taoism stresses on connection between human and nature, Confucianism focuses on the connection between human and society and Buddhism seeks connection between human and their inner heart," said Jack Ma. Jack Ma also shared his idea of cross-border e-commerce business. 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