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NAIROBI Wade Davis Authentic Jersey , July 21 (Xinhua) -- Kenya have made strides in Sevens rugby evolution and are confident to clinch a medal during the Commonwealth Games which start in Glasgow on Wednesday.

The team of 12 players and seven officials left Nairobi on Monday for the Scottish capital, their hard work in training camp will end on the medal podium in Glasgow. Captain Andrew Amonde said it will be a morale booster if they secured gold.

"We are all committed to the course. Playing for Kenya is a gesture nobody can pass on. We are all selected on merit and we must return the same favor and trust that the coaches and the fans have with us," Amonde said on Monday in Nairobi.

Kenya team dubbed "Shujaa", who were eliminated by Australia in Main Cup quarter-finals of the 2010 edition Jon Gray Authentic Jersey , are in Pool B alongside rivals South Africa, Cook Islands, Trinidad and Tobago for the rugby competition that will take place on the weekend of July 26-27 at the Ibrox Stadium.

Head coach Paul Treu has recalled veteran Oscar Ouma and captain Andrew Amonde, who missed the final round of the 201314 IRB Sevens World Series due to injury Jake McGee Authentic Jersey , back to the team.

Ouma has replaced French-based winger William Ambaka who suffered an ankle injury ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup qualifiers.

Kenya will open the campaign with a match against Cook Islands on Saturday. They will then face Trinidad and Tobago and South Africa to determine who progress to the Main Cup quarters.

Treu said he has opted to blend his squad to give younger players a chance to blossom and gain some experience ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics Games.

"The focus is on Rio 2016. But we have to put our foot down and get some results in tournaments like the Commonwealth Games. Then we will be able to access the players performance and see who is best suited to play in which position," said Treu.

It will be the second major tournament for Treu, who picked up the mantle from Englishman Mike Friday last year.

In his first task in the International Rugby Board (IRB) World Series, Treu helped Kenya to finish in seventh position.

It is paramount for the team to perform well as the International Rugby Board (IRB) has picked the World Series as one of the tournaments where the first four out of the core 18 teams will make it to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Chad Bettis Authentic Jersey , Brazil.

"Glasgow is part of our preparations for the new IRB season and 2016 Olympics, but also a chance for us to make Kenya proud after Simba XV failed to qualify for the World Cup. It's definitely going to be a tough tournament, but being the first time for some of us to participate in a multi-sport event, we want to leave a mark Ian Desmond Authentic Jersey ," said Treu.

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou offers words of comfort to a recuperating patient at a hospital in Taipei yesterday following a fire at a water park that injured hundreds of partygoers. An investigation is under way as to why colored powder sprayed on revellers ignited with devastating results. — AFP

ONE witness described the scene at a Taiwan water park as like something from hell after a ball of fire ripped through a crowd on Saturday, with authorities putting the toll of injured at nearly 500.

The number of those injured in the blast, which came as colored powder being sprayed on partygoers ignited, more than doubled as officials began to track down victims who had taken themselves to hospital or been ferried there by others.

Amateur video footage showed crowds of young revellers dancing in front of a stage and cheering as clouds of green and yellow powder covered them at the “color party.”

But their joy turned to terror when the powder suddenly erupted into flames engulfing them in an inferno as they ran screaming for their lives.

Some were dressed only in swimwear and images from the scene show many with severe burns being tended to by those who escaped. One male student who sustained minor injuries said the scene was like something from “hell.”

“There was blood everywhere Charlie Blackmon Authentic Jersey , including in the pool where lots of the injured were soaking themselves for relief from the pain,” he told reporters.

His visibly shaken girlfriend added: “I saw lots of people whose skin was gone.”

Ambulances struggled to reach the scene, and victims were carried away on rubber rings and inflatable dinghies as friends desperately tried to get them out. Bystanders poured bottles of water on the scorched skin of the injured. There were trails of bloody footprints leading away from the stage.

Around 1,000 spectators were at the Color Play Asia event at the Formosa Fun Coast water park DJ LeMahieu Authentic Jersey , according to officials.

One male witness told local news channel CTI: “It started on the left side of the stage. At the beginning I thought it was part of the special effects of the party but then I realized there was something wrong and people started screaming and running.”

Lee Lih-jong, deputy chief of New Taipei City’s health bureau, said: “The reason why the burns were so severe was that in addition to burns to the skin, there were also injuries caused by burns to the respiratory organs from the large amount of color powder inhaled. The next 24 hours will be critical for those severely injured.”

The water park issued a statement yesterday saying it was “deeply saddened” and would be cooperating with an ongoing investigation. General manager Chen Hui-ying told reporters that all partygoers had been insured but did not say to what amount.

“Throwing colored corn starch around ... we had never heard such an activity could be dangerous Gerardo Parra Authentic Jersey ,” she said.

Lee said details of the ages of the victims were not yet available, “but all looked very young, in their 20s or even younger.”

A spokesman for the New Taipei City fire department said: “Our initial understanding is this explosion and fire was caused by the powder spray. It could have been due to the heat of the lights on the st.



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