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Rome, Italy (Sports Network) - World No. Troy Tulowitzki Jersey . 1 Victoria Azarenka, last weeks Madrid titlist Serena Williams and former top-ranked star Venus Williams were among those recording second-round victories Wednesday at the $2.168 million Italian Open tennis event, a clay-court French Open tune- up. Azarenka, who was last weeks Madrid runner-up to Serena, blew past Israeli Shahar Peer 6-1, 6-2 in a brisk 55-minute nightcap on the red clay at Foro Italico. Peer failed to enjoy even one break-point chance in the predictable setback. Up next for Azarenka will be diminutive Slovak Dominika Cibulkova. The ninth-seeded former No. 1 Serena had to come from behind to best former top-10 Russian Nadia Petrova 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in 2 hours, 9 minutes. The 2002 Rome champion Serena, now 15-0 on clay this year, upset Azarenka in last weeks finale on the controversial blue clay in Madrid. Up next for the powerful American will be Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues. The wild card Venus, meanwhile, also topped a Russian opponent on Day 3, Ekaterina Makarova, 7-6 (9-7), 6-1 to setup a third-round match with Samantha Stosur, who stunned Serena in last years U.S. Open finale. Venus was the Rome champ back in 1999 and runner-up in 1998. Third-seeded Pole Agnieszka Radwanska succumbed to Czech Petra Cetkovska 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, while sixth-seeded former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki gave way to the clay-court specialist Medina Garrigues 6-4, 4-0, as the Danish star retired due to upper respiratory illness. A fifth-seeded Stosur avoided an upset by handling Italian crowd favorite Sara Errani 6-3, 7-5. Stosur was last years Italian Open runner-up to former No. 1 Maria Sharapova. Eighth-seeded reigning French Open champion Li Na of China got past Czech veteran Iveta Benesova 6-1, 7-5, while another Wednesday upset came when capable German Julia Goerges drubbed seventh-seeded Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli 6-3, 6-1. In other second-round action involving seeds, No. 12 German Angelique Kerber whipped American Vania King 6-3, 6-2, No. 13 Ana Ivanovic pasted Spanish qualifier Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-1, 6-2, and a No. 14 Cibulkova edged out Italian wild card Karin Knapp 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. Up next for the former French Open champion Ivanovic will be her fellow former No. 1 Sharapova. South African Chanelle Scheepers overcame New Zealands Marina Erakovic 5-7, 6-1, 6-2, while Italian favorite Flavia Pennetta dismissed American qualifier Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-3, and Romanian Sorana Cirstea leveled Swede Sofia Arvidsson 6-3, 6-1 in other second-round play. The 2012 Rome titlist will collect $385,000. Matthew Stafford Elite Jersey .Y. -- The U. Percy Harvin Womens Jersey . He was 73. McLaren team principal Ron Dennis said Mayer, an American who had lived in England for several years, died on Friday. Mike Ditka Jersey . Watch the game live on TSN and TSN Mobile TV starting at 2pm et/11am pt. 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The department has started supervising six enterprises that emit excessive heavy metal pollutants, Wang said at a press conference on Friday. Three of them, Huifeng Power Pack Company in Sixian County, Suzhou, Huipu metal Material Company in Qingyang, Guichi and Meida Electric Equipment Company in Huangshan, are involved with excessive lead pollution, which is likely to affect the water quality of the area and cause diseases to local residents. While the enterprises were forced to stop production and urged to improve their pollutant processing system, residents living in nearby areas are already suffering from the water pollution caused by the factories. Last month, over a hundred children in Sixian county, Suzhou of Anhui showed typical symptoms of lead poisoning. Parents noticed that their children tend to be severely emaciated, anxious, fretful and unwilling to eat. Some of them, under the age of thrree, remained thin and short and were suffered from a fever. Carlos Gomez Jersey. Medical examination result in local hospitals showed that all of them are suffering various degrees of lead poisoning. Qiu Jia, one aged a half, was among them. His examination result shows that his lead-blood proportion was 207ugL, twice of the normal lead-blood proportion for children, which is under 99ugL. Most local residents believe that this is due to the excessive lead pollution from the Huifeng Power Pack Company, located in the development zone of Sixian county, which is one the six supervised companies by the environmental protection department. Most workshops in the factory are heavily lead polluted, and high lead-blood proportion is quite common among workers, a female worker was quoted in a report by the www.anhuinews.com. Her blood lead proportion was over 200ugL when she resigned from the factory. For another worker who is still working in the factory, his lead-blood proportion has reached 400ugL. The factory has been warned several times over heavy metal pollution, yet continues production. It was supervised by the State Environmental Protection Administration for polluting nearby rivers and stopped processing heavy metal pollutants in 2007. All the 48 enterprises have been forced to stop production and fined. They are urged to improve their pollutant processing systems before they resume production. ' ' '

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