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RIO DE JANEIRO michael kors handbags australia clearance , Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- The World Rowing Federation (FISA) on Tuesday played down concerns about pollution at Rio's Rodrigo de Freitas lake, describing the venue's water quality as "very acceptable".


A survey conducted by FISA's sports medicine commission showed the incidence of illness among athletes at the recent world junior championships was lower than average.


"Forty national federations reported no illness among their team members during or after the event; 13 reported one to five cases of illness; and one team reported more than five cases of illness," FISA said in a statement.


The Rodrigo de Freitas lake will host canoe sprint and rowing events at next year's Olympics. Just like Rio's Guanabara bay sailing venue, the lake has been criticized for the alleged poor quality of its water.


Earlier this year Rio's city government admitted it would not be able to deliver an earlier promise to reduce pollution flowing into the bay by 80%.


Organizers and city officials have denied the water venues pose a health risk to athletes and say they will be suitable to host Olympic competition next year.


WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- More U.S. teens are now using e- cigarettes than traditional tobacco ones or any other tobacco product michael kors handbags australia online , according a national study released Tuesday by the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse.


The results are part of the 2014 Monitoring the Future survey, which studied 40,000 to 50,000 students in the 8th, 10th and 12th grades throughout the United States to track trends in substance use in American teens. Use of e-cigarettes has been measured for the first time in the study michael kors handbags australia , now in its 40th year.


"As one of the newest smoking-type products in recent years, e- cigarettes have made rapid inroads into the lives of American adolescents," said University of Michigan Professor Richard Miech, a senior investigator of the study. "Part of the reason for the popularity of e-cigarettes is the perception among teens that they do not harm health."


The survey found that 9 percent of the 8th-graders reported using an e-cigarette in the past 30 days, while only 4 percent reported using a tobacco cigarette.


In the 10th grade michael kors australia online , 16 percent reported using an e-cigarette and 9 percent reported using a tobacco cigarette. Among the 12th- graders, 17 percent reported e-cigarette use and 14 percent reported use of a tobacco cigarette.


On the other hand, only 15 percent of the 8th-graders said there is a great risk of harm with regular use of e-cigarettes, compared with 62 percent of the 8th-graders who said there is a great risk by smoking one or more packs of tobacco cigarettes a day.


The study did not determine whether youth who use e-cigarettes exclusively were more likely to later go on to become tobacco cigarette smokers, which is of substantial concern to the public health community.


But it did found cigarette smoking reached historical lows among teens in 2014 in all three grades. For the three grades combined michael kors australia , 28 percent reported any smoking in the prior month in 1998, the recent peak year, but that rate was down to 8 percent this year.


E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices with a heating element, which produce an aerosol of nicotine and other chemicals. The liquid that is vaporized in e-cigarettes comes in hundreds of flavors, including bubble gum and milk chocolate cream to attract younger teens.


In April michael kors miranda leather wallet , the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed rules that could eventually ban the sale of e-cigarettes to individuals under the age of 18.


"We are concerned about the levels of e-cigarette use among teens that we are seeing," said University of Michigan Professor Lloyd Johnston, the study's principal investigator. "It would be a tragedy if this product undid some of the great progress made to date in reducing cigarette smoking by teens."


ROME, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Italy Soccer Association (FIGC) President Giancarlo Abete has praised Cesare Prandelli for doing a good job as the head coach of the Azzurri.


Prandelli signed a two-year contract extension with FIGC which will keep him at the helm of Italy until the 2016 European Championship in France.


Abete was satisfied with what Prandelli has achieved with the team.


"We are aware of the work that he has done in recent years - second at Euro 2012, third at the Confederations Cup michael kors hamilton wallet black ," he said.


"He's also done tremendous stuff in terms of initiatives put in place and positives messages to the players and the media," the FIGC chief said.


Abete said the FIGC have confidence in Prandelli so that they offered him a new contract.


"The renewal of Cesare's contract is a signal for the future," he told reporters. "There is great confidence in his work and in his staff," he said.


A TODDLER who survived a savage beating in an elevator and a fall from a 25th floor balcony last November can now walk unassisted, his father said yesterday.


Li Shengzhong said his 2-year-old son michael kors fulton wallet brown , known as Yuanyuan, has been receiving rehabilitation treatment since January 10, following his ordeal at a residential complex in southwest China’s Chongqing city.

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He was attacked apparently at random by a 10-year-old girl in the apartment building where they lived. She then took him to her apartment, where the tot fell from the balcony.


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