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By Kimathi Kamau

NAIROBI Authentic Dante Fowler Jr Jersey , April 1 (Xinhua) -- Kenya 7s rugby national squad returned home to a lukewarm reception on Tuesday after failing to hit the heights in their Asian tour of Japan and Hong Kong of China for the sixth and seventh rounds of the HSBC World Series.

Kenya lost at the Plate semi finals of the Japan 7s before winning the Shield in Hong Kong, falling to ninth in the World Series standings on 60 points and with two rounds left in Scotland and England in May.

It means the team that was led by Englishman Mike Friday cannot reach the point tally of 99 from last season unless they reach at least the Main Cup semis of both events, something the team is yet to do this term.

The coaching panel is fully aware of the deficiencies of the team in recent matches and has the resolve and ability to correct that soonest, Kenya Rugby Union chairman, Mwangi Muthee asserted on Tuesday Authentic Yannick Ngakoue Jersey , once again coming to the defence of the tactician of South African head coach Paul Treu and his technical bench.

He added a comprehensive re-assembly of the team and change of strategy would be done during the off-season after Scotland and England.

""The technical bench is lucky; has a fallback which is in the existing Kenya youth programme that has players due to take part in the forthcoming Youth Olympics in Beijing, China.

""We also have plenty of other potential top-class players having excellent exposure in the ongoing Vodacom Cup in South Africa,"" the KRU chairman said.

He said time for 'radical surgery' in the existing Sevens programme could not be done at the moment.

""We must appreciate that Treu, the High Performance Director and Head Coach took over this outfit, three rounds into the current series.

""He and his assistants are the first to admit Authentic Myles Jack Jersey , in the aftermath of the last round in Hong Kong, that the team was not playing well, combinations were not clicking, players were sluggish and that they were not looking hungry. This was the verdict in the post-mortem.

""But I must reiterate we have a fantastic technical bench which can pinpoint deficiencies and knows exactly what to do about it. We have to appreciate that. We are confident that they have corrective measures to implement in the two months of intensive preparations prior to the 20142015 HSBC Sevens World Series.""

Among the sectors that Treu will be working on is to perfect areas of specialization in the team; that is, for example Authentic Dede Westbrook Jersey , set up a pool of specialised props, scrum halves, stand-offs, kickers and throwers.

The biggest handicap this season has been the team being bogged down by the lack of competent players in specialised positions and several were recruited to improvise such as top-class winger Collins Injera playing as scrum half and thrower at line-outs and centre cum winger Michael Agevi at times having to play stand-off and take conversion kicks.

The KRU chairman said one of the accomplishments was that all- round, the team was doing well in the grasp of basics.

""More than ever Authentic Dawuane Smoot Jersey , we are competitive in general play and in defence than prior. At times, like in the crucial game against Wales in Hong Kong, luck dances on the edge of a coin and you lose a match.""

He said the Kenyan national rugby teams were passionately supported by Kenyans across the country and that the following demanded a lot of answers.

""The citizens have a right to know and to be heard when they ask questions. But I am sure they will also appreciate that the Technical Bench is aware of this, has discussed this even immediately after Hong Kong, and are committed to moulding winning sides.

""People must also not be blind to the fact that we are in a very competitive world. Teams that looked bad one time Authentic Cam Robinson Jersey , look excellent the next; for instance now U.S, Canada, Wales and even Japan, who have now qualified to join the World Series.

""We are also human beings and not special. We only have to keep working hard and be realistic.""


A doctor at the sperm bank of North China's Shanxi Province stores donated semen on February 25, 2016. Photo: IC

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"Chinese people are deeply influenced by traditional culture and many people still regard sperm donation as something that rebels against orthodoxy," Fan Liqing, executive vice-president of the Reproductive and Genetic Hospital of Citi-Xiangya in Central China's Hunan Province, told the Global Times on Wednesday.

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The only sperm bank in Southwest China's Sichuan Province tried to attract donors by raising their cash reward to 5,000 yuan ($748) and offering donors the chance to preserve their sperm for five years incase anything happens to their health.

Previously, the sperm bank offered donors 200 yuan for each donation.

Separately, an advertisement for the Shanghai Sperm Bank says that those who qualify to donate can receive up to 6,000 yuan ($898) for 17 milliliter of semen.

However Patrick Omameh Jersey , the shortage of qualified sperm donors remains a headache for China's sperm banks.

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"For a long time, our sperm bank has been facing the problem that demand exceeds supply because there are few people who are willing to donate their sperm and among willing donors, there are only a few qualified ones," an expert from the Hunan sperm bank told the Global Times on Wednesday on condition of anonymity.

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