Articles By Vittorio Hernandez
Because of a new federal law in 2013 that banned the sale of alcoholic drinks inside sports stadium and arenas, plus a local ordinance approved in January 2014 that also prohibited sale of alcohol within 50 metres of sports venues, the Sochi Olympics is considered the driest winter games in Olympic history.
The NZX 50 Index added 21.089 points on Wednesday, equivalent to 0.4 per cent, bringing it to 4869.972. The rise in New Zealand stocks came after the SkyCity Entertainment Group met guidance for its first-half earnings despite the strong kiwi dollar.
Higher demand from Chinese buyers led to a record-high importation by China of cooper and iron ore from major sources such as Australia and Chile. Bloomberg reports that besides using these commodities for construction, it also serves as collateral to secure credit.
Apple has recently advertised for a User Studies Exercise Physiologist, with the applicant expected to have knowledge in creation and conduct of studies related to cardiovascular fitness and energy expenditure such as calories burned, metabolic rate, aerobic fitness level and measurement/tracking.
The typical female athlete has evolved from the butch-looking swimmers of East Germany in the 1980s to the very feminine sportswomen who now grace the covers of magazines with minimal clothing. For many women athletes, especially the pretty ones like Lolo Jones, Julie Chu, Ashley Wagner and Gracie G...
The inability of a man to rise to the occasion when in bed could be bad not only on his marriage or ego, but also his general health. A new Australian study found that men from age 20 or older who suffer from erectile dysfunction - or the inability of their penises to attain erection - have twice the risk of cardiovascular events compared to men who don't have ED.
The unusual things that passengers bring into New Zealand when they arrive at its airports from overseas would make an interesting list if the staff of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) would make such a compilation. One item that would be on that list is a 29-cemtimetre donkey penis declared by a Chinese passenger as food, Stuff.co.nz reports.
In an unusual display of unconditional love - an apt theme for this month of love - a couple from Sydney, Australia, decided to push through with the pregnancy of the wife despite the unborn baby having 2 faces and 2 brain, but one body.
On Monday, Quinn once more tweeted a second incident involving another Sochi door - this time it was not a bathroom door but an elevator door. He was trapped in the lift with fellow American athletes David Cripps and Nick Cunningham.
With competition heating up in the ongoing Sochi Winter Olympics despite the freezing weather, the funny and horror stories such as twin toilets and yellow water coming out of taps that preceded the opening ceremony on Friday have taken the backseat.