Russian judo champion Elena Ivashchenko committed suicide because of her failure during the London Olympics. Russian judo officials said Monday that Elena Ivashchenko, 28, a four-time European champion (in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012), jumped from a 15th floor in the Siberian city of Tyumen, Saturday, reports Xinhua. "Her depression started after her defeat at the Olympic Games. She really punished ...
The Goya drawing "Si yerras los tiras!" (If you miss the mark!), a political allegory in which the figure may be King Ferdinand VII, will be sold at auction July 2 in London, Christie's said. The drawing, which is expected to sell for between 1.2 million and 1.7 million euros ($1.6 million to $2.2 million), is from the artist's "Black Border Album" and belongs to a private collector. The album ...
By Matt ScuffhamLONDON (Reuters) - Britain should introduce laws making it possible to jail "reckless" bankers and claw back past bonus and pension awards, an influential panel of lawmakers said on Wednesday.The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, set up by the government last year after Barclays was fined over the manipulation of global interest rate benchmarks, said deep ...
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Twenty-six secondary schools across British Columbia have seen their academic performance improve over the past five years, according to the Fraser Institute's annual school rankings. The list of improving schools includes twenty-one public schools, of which nine are located in the Fraser Valley and Southern B.C., eight on Vancouver Island, two in the Interior and Northern B.C., and one in ...
Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
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Spanish cyclist Joaquin 'Purito' Rodriguez believes that he is one of the main contenders to win the Tour de France beginning at the end of June.
The 34-year-old Spaniard has managed podium finishes in the Giro de Italia and Vuelta de Espana races, to highlight his credentials and the fact that he has evolved from a rider who would always be a threat in one day races as a result of his ability to produce a punchy uphill sprint, into a rider capable of competing over three long weeks in the saddle, Xinhua reports.
Now he feels he is prepared to lead the Katusha team in this year's Tour.
"My preparation has gone very well and I am happy with my results," he said in interview with sports paper 'Diario AS'.
"I have got more points from my races than at the same sage last year and the fact I didn't ride this year's Giro, when I was leader last year, means people have not talked so much about me, but my results have been good."
Rodriguez earned his nickname 'Purito', which literally means, 'Little Cigar' as a result of his being so thin. That has helped him to become an aggressive punchy climber, but Rodriguez doesn't believe it is in the mountains where this year's Tour will be won and lost. ...
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