The elected new head of Romanian gymnastics called for unity tobring the national sport where it should be Nike Jordan Shoes For Sale , stressing that thecurrent federation team ""eroded in time"".

Gymnastics remains the most medalist sport in Romania, and thefemale gymnastics team has won at least one medal at each editionsince 1976, including three gold, while the female gymnasts havewon 49 individual medals - including 21 gold - in the latest 40years. Unfortunately Air Jordan 4 Retro For Sale , the traditional gymnastics powerhouse hasmissed out on a place in the women's team for the Summer Games inRio, for the first time in almost half a century.

Raducan follows Adrian Stoica, who has chaired the federationfor the past 11 years and decided not to run for re-election.

Raducan, as one of the outstanding gymnasts of the Romanian teamin the late 1990s, was known both for her difficult repertoire ofskills and her dance and presentation. Over her four-year seniorcareer Air Jordan 12 Retro For Sale , she won Olympic or World Championships medals on everyevent except the uneven bars and earned three individual WorldChampionships titles, on the floor exercise in 1999 and 2001 andthe balance beam in 2001.

She was also the original winner of the all-around title at the2000 Sydney Olympics, but was stripped of her gold medal shortlyafter the competition concluded, as the two cold medicine pills shehad been given by a Romanian team physician containedpseudoephedrine, a banned substance.

The case generated a significant amount of media attention Air Jordan 1 Retro For Sale ,Raducan herself was exonerated of any personal wrongdoing by therelevant national and international institutions, but her medal wasnot reinstated. Enditem

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NAIROBI, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Kenyans have clung onto SMSs despite actively using web-based message apps that include WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.

The number of messages East African nation's citizens send remains high about five years since social media craze hit the nation, as the love defies trends in other parts of the world.

Kenyans send up to a record 13 billion text messages in three months Air Jordan 11 Retro For Sale , latest figures from the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) showed Wednesday.

This translates to about 400 messages per individual who owns a mobile phone in the East African nation as subscription stands at 39 million, the CA data for the period January to March indicated.

""The volume of SMSs sent stood at 12.8 billion messages, a slight decline from the previous quarter's 15 billion messages,"" said the CA.

But the regulator attributed the drop to seasonal changes over the periods, where the quarter October to December experienced many busy activities like the Christmas holidays and long school holidays Air Jordan Retro For Sale , which saw many people texting.

Nearly 95 percent of the text-messages are sent on leading telecom Safaricom network with the other five sharing the rest.

Safaricom during the quarter under review recorded a total of 12.6 billion messages sent from its network.

Analysts cite a number of reasons as to why Kenyans have clung onto SMSs even as the world shifts to social media and other forms of internet messaging.

Bernard Mwaso of Edell IT Solutions in Nairobi attributed the resilience of SMSs to the promotions offered by the telecoms.

All the mobile phone operators in Kenya currently offer their customers daily bundle packages ranging from 20 to 500 SMSs and go at between 0.05 U.S. dollars to 0.19 dollars.

""If one gets 500 SMSs at 0.19 dollars, why would they not write text messages all daylong? This is what is making Kenyans to keep on texting because the service is too cheap, the cost nearly negligible as compared to social media where one has to buy internet bundles,"" he said on Wednesday.

Normally, it costs 0.01 dollars to send a single text message Jorjdan 4 Retro For Sale , but with the packages, one sends SMSs almost for free.

Mwaso further observed that the convenience of text messages makes the service further more popular.

""You can send to anyone a text-message instantly regardless of whether they have a smart or dumb phone. This is not the case with social media where one has to have a smart phone to access the service. SMSs therefore remains the most appealing way to send messages among the 39 million subscribers,"" he said.

Appeal of text-messages has, therefore, made Kenyans embrace both the free message apps and the former.

""When I joined Facebook Jordan 12 Retro For Sale , I tried ignoring SMSs because I thought the service has been overtaken by time but I failed. What drove me back to SMS was the bundles the telecoms offer. But now I use both the social media apps and SMSs,"" said 25-year-old university student Hazel Lihanda.

However, as use of SMSs soars amid social media use, the use of Multimedia Messages (MMS) has declined considerably affected by the free message apps. It costs 0.10 dollars to send a single MMS, which is too costly.

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