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BUCHAREST Adidas Superstar LGBT Pride Pack Core Nere Saldi , Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Former world and Olympic championAndreea Raducan was almost unanimously elected president of theRomanian Gymnastics Federation on Friday.

Raducan, 33, won the mandate for the 2017-2021 legislature with42 votes for, one being cancelled, out of the 43 affiliated membersof the federation present at the General Assembly elections.

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

"I have set up a new team to combine the enthusiasm of youngpeople with experience. I wish everyone to be responsible becausethere is a lot of work and we all know that performance cannot beachieved without work and discipline," said Raducan.

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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 Adidas Superstar 2 Lace Nere Saldi , was known both for her difficult repertoire ofskills and her dance and presentation. Over her four-year seniorcareer, 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,Raducan herself was exonerated of any personal wrongdoing by therelevant national and international institutions Donne Adidas Superstar Blu Bianche Saldi , but her medal wasnot reinstated. Enditem

CAIROMOSUL, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday arrived in Mosul and congratulated the Iraqi army on the victory against Islamic State (IS) in the nine-month battles to liberate Mosul.

Here is the timeline of the major events in the battle to recapture Mosul from IS since October, 2016.

The major offensive to recapture Mosul, the capital of Nineveh Province and second largest city in Iraq, from the IS started on Oct. 17, 2016, as announced by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Adidas Superstar 2 Bianche Rosse Saldi , commander-in-chief of the Iraqi forces.

"Today I declare the launch of the operation of liberating Nineveh province. The time of victory has come, and the moment of the great victory is approaching," Abadi said in his brief address aired on Al Iraqiya.

On Oct. 31, Iraqi security forces entered Gogjali district, marking the first time it had reached the edge of Mosul after two weeks of the massive offensive to dislodge IS militants from their last major stronghold in Iraq.

On Nov. 1, Iraqi security forces seized Gogjali district and took control of the state television building, the first important building it captured in the IS-held city.

On Nov. 5 Adidas Superstar Slip On Trainer Bianche Saldi , the Iraqi army and federal police entered Hammam al-Alil, capturing the last and largest town south of Mosul, as battles against IS militants in the eastern part of the city continued.

On Nov. 16, Iraqi paramilitary units, known as Hashd Shaabi, announced the liberation of strategic Tal Afar air base west of Mosul, saying the recapture of the air base would cut off the supply routes between Mosul and the IS-held town of Tal Afar.

On Nov. 23 Adidas Superstar Slip On Trainer Nere Saldi , Iraqi security forces completely encircled Mosul, cutting off the IS supply routes from the west side of the city and preventing IS militants from escaping outside Mosul.

In December, the advances on Mosul were slowed amid grueling fighting inside Mosul with IS militants, who used civilians as human shields and resorted to suicide bombings, in addition to mortar and sniper attacks.

On Dec. 29, Iraq security forces launched the second phase of the major offensive to free IS-held Mosul, especially the eastern part of the city.

On Jan. 6 Donne Adidas Superstar Lotus Dust Print Rosa Saldi , 2017, Iraqi government forces freed al-Mazari neighborhood and the residential compound of Hadbaa neighborhood in northern Mosul, marking the first significant progress in the renewed push.

On Jan. 8, Iraqi security forces reached the eastern bank of Tigris River for the first time, after recapturing several new areas from IS militants in the city of Mosul.

On Jan. 13, Iraqi government forces seized back the complex of Mosul University, including its technical institute and dormitories Donne Adidas Superstar Lotus Print Fiori Saldi , allowing students to return for education at the one of the largest educational and research centers in the Middle East.

On Jan. 24, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared full liberation of the eastern part of Mosul after more than 100 days of fighting against IS militants.

On Feb. 19, Iraqi security forces announced the commencement of a new push to drive IS militants out of the western part of Mosul, or the right bank of Tigris.

On Feb. 23, Iraqi security forces retook control of Mosul International Airport after four hours of heavy clashes with IS militants.

On Feb. 26, Iraqi forces seized back al-Mamoun neighborhood, the first neighborhood completely freed from IS militants since the battle to liberate western Mosul began.

On Feb. 27 Donne Adidas Superstar Russian Bloom Print Fiori Nere Saldi , Iraqi forces captured strategic 4th Bridge across the Tigris River, which is crucial for Iraqi forces to bring in reinforcements and supplies directly from eastern Mosul.
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