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Sports Star Gets Model Makeover
   2015-03-27 19:49:28    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Meng Xue



"Center offers hope to abused kids"

A counseling center for child abuse victims and other troubled youngsters made its official opening yesterday in Qingpu District in Shanghai.

Featuring themed consultation and treatment rooms, the facility is a joint venture between the district's education commission and procuratorate, and the local women's federation.

The center has four consultation rooms: a colorful one filled with toys for children under 10, a pink one for girls, a blue one for boys and a cozy family room with lots of sofas.

A counselor said she and her colleagues would let the children choose the room instead of making the decision for them so as to get the first insight of the way they are feeling and thinking.

While the center was officially launched yesterday, it had been operating on a trial basis since last year.


"Researchers say homes are a hotbed of undiscovered species"

Researchers studying nature have turned to a new frontier they say could be more diverse than almost anywhere else - homes.

They say indoor spaces could be the fastest growing biome, a word used to describe the different realms of life on Earth.

It is estimated that the indoor biome makes up about 0.5 percent of ice-free land, or about 247-thousand square miles, almost the size of Texas.

The various organisms living in homes and other indoor spaces rarely has been researched, with sparse studies of rodents and cockroaches, for example, from the pest management field, or public health perspectives on microbes.

A study of 40 houses in North Carolina used genomic technologies to document more than 8,000 bacterial groups; another study of 50 houses in the same state described more than 750 types of arthropods, including insects and spiders; and an examination of 11 houses in California found a great variety of fungus among us.


"22% of students consider sex work"

More than a fifth of students have thought about being involved in the sex industry, according to a major research project.

About 6,750 students from across the UK took part in an online study by Swansea University.

It claims nearly 5% of them had actually worked in the sex industry and male students were more likely to become involved than women.

Work ranged from stripping, phone sex chat, erotic dancing to prostitution.

It included escort work but also work, which did not involve direct contact, such as webcam work and glamour modelling.

The Student Sex Work Project was carried out by Swansea University's Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology.

The findings suggest that nearly two thirds were motivated to earn money to fund a lifestyle, but 45% wanted to avoid debt.


"Sports star gets model makeover"

Lin Dan, best known as the invincible "Super Dan" on the badminton court, is now gaining more popularity in the world of fashion.

The two-time Olympic badminton gold medal winner published an album of photos of himself in collaboration with Italian design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana last week in Shanghai.

A-listers, supermodels including Naomi Campell, Du Juan and Carina Lau, socialites and top clients, came to celebrate the new book at an extravagant banquet in the Shanghai Exhibition Center.

Dolce and Gabbana have dressed famous athletes from soccer club AC Milan to the Italian National Football Team.

The Italian designers met Lin at a party in Beijing four years ago. A longtime fan of the brand, Lin soon bonded with the designers and became a frequent guest at their shows.



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