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Wind Surfer Stephen Schafer Killed By Shark Attack in Florlida

Wind surfer Stephen Schafer, who was killed Wednesday by a swarm of sharks off the coast of Florida, had bruises on his arms that indicate he tried to fight off the feeding predators during his final moments.

In a report released today by the Martin County Sheriff's Office, the 38-year-old surfer had 8 to 10 inch bite wounds on his right thigh and "numerous teeth marks" on his right and left buttocks.

Schafer also had bruising on the inside of his right arm and woun

2 months ago

Sail Wind Surf's Tall Ships Amsterdam for a Once in a Lifetime Experience: LuxEcoLiving's Best Cruises for 2016

Oslo Norway Getting Ready To Board Windstar's Wind Surf One of the Largest Sailing Yachts in the World-Departing from Oslo, Norway this eight-day cruise took us to Amsterdam, Netherlands, with stops to Kristiansand, Norway; Rotterdam and Vlissingen, Netherlands; Zeebruge, Belgium; and Dover, England


2 months ago

What's New in Cancun, Mexico; New Developments in Transportation and Accommodations Prepare Destination for Busy Summer Season

CANCUN, Mexico--()--May 23, 2006--Ranked as one of this summer's top international destinations, Cancun, Mexico, prepares for its busiest travel season to date with new developments in transportation and accommodations. Travelers visiting the Caribbean's most popular vacation hotspot will find the destination and its newly renovated resorts, restaurants, beaches and attractions better and even more accessible than ever.

As the country's second busiest airport next to Mexico City, Cancun International Airport has experienced significant and continued increases in visitation since its construction in

2 months ago

Los windsurfistas venezolanos reinan en el mar y arrasan en el cine


2 months ago

North Kiteboarding, the World’s Leading Kiteboarding Brand, and PIQ Tell You the Height of Your Jump Directly from Any Kiteboard

PARIS--()--North Kiteboarding and PIQ revealed a game-changer for the

kiteboarding industry, in the form of a sport specific accessory. With

the most advanced sensor technology, it works in real-time and displays

information via the PIQ attached to the board. For an enhanced riding

experience, North Kiteboarding and PIQ will shake up your sessions and


3 months ago

Wind, doping and VIP robbery plague Rio Games | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO Damaging wind gusts, a fresh doping controversy and the robbery of a visiting government minister presented the Rio Games with a perfect storm of problems on Sunday, forcing organizers to scramble to keep the world's biggest sporting event rolling on.

3 months ago

Carried by samba stars and a prince, Olympic torch nears ceremony | Reuters

By Brad Haynes and Pedro Fonseca


RIO DE JANEIRO Carried by samba stars, a supermodel and Prince Albert of Monaco, the Olympic torch made its final journey on Friday from Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue to the Games' opening ceremony amid anti-government protests.

After seven years of preparations for Friday's opening at the Maracana stadium, organizers hope the start of the Games will turn the page on months of bad publicity for Rio, over everything from crime and polluted water to faulty plumbing at the athletes

3 months ago

Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony features sultry music, environmental message

With fireworks forming the word "Rio" in the sky and supermodel Gisele Bundchen shimmering to the tune of "The Girl from Ipanema," Rio de Janiero jubilantly welcomed the world Friday to the first Olympic Games in South America.

After one of the roughest-ever rides from vote to games by an Olympic host, the city of beaches, carnival, grinding poverty and sun-kissed wealth opened the two-week games of the 31st Olympiad with a high-energy gala celebration of Brazil's can-do spirit, biodiversity and melting pot history.

The low-tech, cut-price opening ceremony, a moment of levity for a nation beset by economic and political woes, featured performers as slaves, gravity-defying climb

4 months ago

Rio Olympics 2016: Water pollution clouds the games

RIO DE JANIERO -- Five weeks before the start of the Olympics in Rio, police say a mutilated body washed up on Copacabana Beach, where the beach volleyball competition will be held.

The horrific discovery comes as Olympics organizers deal with a raft of problems including severe pollution in the venues for sailing, rowing, and other water sports.

Biologist Mario Moscatelli is the man behind the camera who has been documenting Rio's vast water pollution problem for the past 20 years.

He hoped the Olympics would force Rio to clean it up.

"We had seven years and our authorities didn't do Moda esportiva Viver Esporte almost anything, because this is a toilet," he said, pointing at the loja de artigos esportivos water.

Raw sewage still flows from Rio's poor neighborhoods right into the water.

In the marina where Olympic sailors will launch their boats, a giant plume of sewage streams into the water.

Rio's waters were found to contain viruses up to 1.7 million more times hazardous than a beach in the U.S.

The problem is not just sewage. It's also trash, tons of it, floating in the bay. And some athletes say they're worried about running into it.

"We've seen it with some other boats that they've collided with maybe some could be anything," said Arantza Gumucio, an Olympic sailor from Chile.

Oceanographer David Zee said the Brazilian government promised to install eight treatment plants on Rio's polluted rivers. They built just one. They promised to treat 80 percent of the sewage flowing into Guanabara Bay, and are only treating about half.


Photo shows pollution in Rio's waters.

CBS News

Zee said if he had to grade the job the government has done cleaning up the water, he would give them a D.

"The water continues in the bad shape," he said.

Guido Gelli with Rio's Environmental Department said it's easy to criticize.

"The problem is the sewage systems, because it's not easy, it's very expensive," he said. "And for Olympic Games there's no problem with the surface of the bay in the place where the games will be."

But it's hard to ignore that one of the most beautiful places on Earth, might not be ready for its close-up.

4 months ago

Research and Markets: The Economics Of The 2016 Olympics: Will Brazil Take Home The Gold?

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets (

has announced the addition of the "The

Economics Of The 2016 Olympics: Will Brazil Take Home The Gold?"

report to their offering.

The opening of the London Olympics highlights the magnitude of the

preparations that the next host city, Rio de Janeiro, and the host

country, the Federative Republic of Brazil, must complete. The

International Olympic Committee's selection of Rio for 2016 excited the

entire country and, indeed, all of South America, as the Olympics have

never been held on that continent. The staging of these huge and highly

visible events also underscores Brazil's interest in promoting its image

as a world-class participant in global economic and diplomatic

developments. The Olympics are not the only major event slated for

Brazil. The country will also host the 2014 Soccer World Cup.

Companies mentioned in this report are:

- Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social

- Globo Comunicacao e Participacoes S.A.

- RBS Comunicacoes S.A e Empresas Combinadas

- CCR S.A.

- Ecorodovias Concessoes e Servicos S.A.

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coverage of international corporates, financial institutions, insurance

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Criteria articles describe the thought Loja Viver Esporte process and methodology Standard

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