The pictures being shared on social by media by Olympians at the 2014 Winter Games have tended toward the comic and joyful. There have been countless smiling #SochiSelfies, one too many suggestive photos featuring the Olympic flame and plenty of #SochieProblems.
British skier Rowan Cheshire showed another side — a more painful one — of the competition with a close-up image of her bruised and bloodied face.
The 18-year-old fell hard during a halfpipe training run on Sunday and was reportedly knocked unconscious. The official Twitter account of British Ski & Snowboard later announced that she suffered a concussion. She stayed at a local hospital overnight as a precaution.
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El diputado Olimpio Rojas (PLRA-Caazapá), anunció para este martes, la verificación in situ del sistema de regadío irregular de arrozales que se está llevando adelante con aguas de río Tebicuary, en el departamento de Caazapá.
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VILNIUS – Lithuania will hold a referendum on keeping a ban on land sales to foreigners, officials said on Monday, a move analysts warned would put it at odds with EU regulations on the free flow of capital.
The vote got the go ahead after backers – among them a party led by one of the Baltic state’s biggest farmland owners – collected the signatures of more than a tenth of the population to push the initiative through, said the electoral authority.
Lithuania had promised to drop the ban after joining the European Union in 2004 and was given a transitional period to keep it in place until May.
But campaigners called for it to be made permanent, some arguing lifting it could drive prices beyond the reach of locals.
Ownership of land is an emotional subject in a country that has suffered a string of occupations through its history.
"Lithuanians are very emotionally attached to land. We say that a sad person looks like if he has just sold his land’," Valdas Gaidys, head of pollster Vilmorus, told Reuters.
Lithuania to hold referendum on banning land sales to foreigners
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Eric Barron, a former professor and dean at Penn State University and president of Florida State University, was chosen Monday to lead Pennsylvania’s largest university as it continues grappling with fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal. He’ll bring with him the experience of managing a major state university known as much for its for storied athletic program as its academic mission, as well as the fallout from sex-abuse scandals with ties to big-time college football.
Penn State trustees unanimously approved the selection at a special meeting in State College after a 15-month search process in which university officials had kept the new president’s identity secret, refusing to confirm whether Barron was even being considered until the meeting began.
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During an interview with HuffPost Live about hosting this year’s “BET Honors,” actor and comedian Wayne Brady offered his perspective on the verdict in the Michael Dunn trial.
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Taylor Swift leaves her dance studio after getting in some exercise on Monday (February 17) in Studio City, Calif.
The 24-year-old entertainer sent her pal and collaborator Ed Sheeran a message on his birthday via her Twitter account!
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We know mindfulness is catching on in a big way in the United States, but what about other parts of the world? Bodhin Philip Woodward, who founded the Solterreno mountain retreat in Spain, joined HuffPost Live’s Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani to share what the mindful movement looks like in his country.
The last 20 years have seen “huge changes” in Spain, including an employment crisis that has put a mass of young people out of work, which Woodward said has forced people to re-evaluate what they’ve planned to do with the rest of their lives.
But there’s a silver lining.
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