Author: SOUTHESSEXARTSANDCULTURE

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa petitioned the country’s Supreme Court on Thursday to lift the ban on her news organization, Rappler, imposed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. He barred the online news site in February 2018 from any event he attends. Rappler has been critical of his administration. “This attack on Rappler opens up opportunities to attack […]

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Quimistán, Honduras — Leonardo’s home in this rural Honduran town is simple. The floor is dirt; the roof, tin. And sunlight and rain seep through the walls with impunity.  But Leonardo is one of the lucky ones. Each morning, the meek, serious third-grader dons a tidy maroon-and-white uniform and makes a five-mile trek to a private […]

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The 40th birthday of Ironman was always going to be a special race, and so it proved with the Kona debut of Javier Gomez, course records broken, emotional stories of redemption and some heavyweights showdowns between the world’s greatest long-course athletes. Advertisement Grabbing the headlines in the men’s elite event was Patrick Lange, who broke […]

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Milan — Amanda Knox, a former American exchange student who became the focus of a sensational murder case, arrived in Italy Thursday for the first time since an appeals court acquitted her in 2011 in the slaying of her British roommate. Knox arrived at Milan’s Linate airport en route to the northern city of Modena, […]

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Paratriathletes Lauren Steadman and Alison Patrick have both won gold at the Buffalo City ITU World Paratriathlon Event,  gaining automatic qualification for the Paralympics in Rio Advertisement  Steadman, 23, won the PT4 category and has now qualified for her third Paralympic Games, having competed twice before as a swimmer. She said: “The top women weren’t […]

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The panelists, including Nicole Sapstead (CEO UK Anti-Doping), Kelly Sotherton (Olympic medalist) Wendy Martinson OBE (nutritionist to elite sport) and Chris Fisher, Head of Healthspan Elite (a supplier of high-quality vitamins and supplements) debated the use of performance enhancing drugs in athletics and the issues facing the sport ahead of the Rio. Panel members discussed the alternatives for […]

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