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Publiée le 10 sept. 2012 par itnnews
Sportstars including Sir Chris Hoy, Rower Kath Grainger, Jessica Ennis, Hannah Cockcroft and Jonnie Peacock proudly wore their medals as they waved to fans from open-top floats which wound their way through streets full of fans.
Despite the Paralympics coming to a close with a rousing ceremony on Sunday night, the celebrations continued with a carnival-like atmosphere in the city.
Ahead of the parade setting off, Sir Chris said: “This isn’t really for us this is for them because they’ve made the Games.
“They’ve made the atmosphere, they’ve supported the athletes, not just in the venues, but through the streets, and the pubs, the public venues, it’s been incredible.
“So it’s our chance to give them a wave and a thank you for all the support they’ve given us.”
Olympic gold medallist in double sculls rowing Grainger said: “We never really knew how many people would turn up, maybe we thought people would have gone back to work or been fatigued by the last month. But my word, we could never have expected this.”
Around 800 athletes travelled on 21 floats, grouped in alphabetical order by their sport, departed from Mansion House in the City just after 1.30pm following a fanfare of trumpets.
The crowds, dozens deep in places, were a sea of red, white and blue as fans waved Union flags at the passing floats. Many also held up home-made banners, with some donning patriotic fancy dress for the occasion.
- Capital salute for sporting heroes (standard.co.uk)
- The heroes’ parade: More than a million set to salute Olympics and Paralympics stars (mirror.co.uk)
23 February 2012 Last updated at 20:14 Help
Syria is a nation on the brink of chaos, according to the US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
Speaking ahead of an international conference on the violence, which is being held in Tunisia on Friday, she said the Syrian regime was making war on its own people.
Referring to the recent veto by Russia and China of a UN Security Council resolution, she said, “the obstruction of a few countries cannot be allowed to stop the world community from coming to the aid of the Syrian people.”
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Magatte Wade was born in Senegal and educated in France. Her first company, Adina World Beverages, was founded in her home kitchen and was originally based on indigenous Senegalese beverage recipes using organic ingredients.
The company is now the most widely distributed U.S. consumer brand founded by an African entrepreneur. The World Economic Forum named her one of their Young Global Leaders for 2011, and she is currently launching her second company, Tiossano, producing luxury organic skin-care products based on indigenous Senegalese skin care recipes.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
- Looking at TEDx Warwick 2012 (tubblog.co.uk)
By STEVEN K. PAULSON Associated Press
DENVER February 3, 2012 (AP)
The most powerful storm of the winter season pounded Colorado and parts of neighboring states on Friday, creating whiteout conditions on the eastern plains, cancelling more than 600 flights in Denver and closing hundreds of miles of highway between major Colorado cities and the Kansas border.
Snow piled up to 6 feet on some Rocky Mountain foothills — and it was a welcome boost to several ski resorts that have suffered below-average snowfall this season. But while Echo Mountain and other resorts close to Denver celebrated up to 40 inches of powder, the storm only dusted larger resorts, like Vail, with a few inches in central Colorado’s Rockies.
“It’s been fantastic,” said Scott Gales, a spokesman for Echo Mountain about 25 miles west of Denver. “We only had about 26 or 27 inches this morning. Now we’re over 40 and it’s still snowing at the rate of an inch or two an hour.”
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“I have proven that, even last year, winning back-to-back Madrid and Rome [on clay] ” it was an incredible effort and gives me a lot of confidence and self-belief coming to the clay courts now,” he added.
Djokovic’s comments came after he routed Spanish ace Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 in the longest Australian Open final to clinch his fifth Grand Slam title.
The bookmakers have quoted Djokovic at just 10-1 to win all four Grand Slams in 2012 — an achievement that would be all the more extraordinary given that this is an Olympic year.
Djovokic said he is capable of achieving the rare feat of a clean sweep.
“It is the ultimate challenge to win all four Grand Slams. One player has done it [Rod Laver in 1962 and 1969], so it is possible. Obviously the times are different. Tennis nowadays is much more competitive and much more physical and that makes that challenge more difficult to achieve,” he said.
“But everything is possible. I need to go slowly and really take one tournament at a time but Grand Slams are my biggest priority — including the Olympics” and I will try to aim my form for those tournaments,” he added.