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Dec 14, 2012

Rosneft could raise $10 bln bonds for TNK-BP deal

MOSCOW/LONDON, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Russia’s Rosneft
could raise as much as $10 billion on bond markets to finance
its takeover of Anglo-Russian oil firm TNK-BP,
potentially matching loans backed by future oil exports.

Bankers familiar with Rosneft’s plans to finance the $55
billion deal to buy Russia’s No.3 oil firm say the
state-controlled oil major was strongly encouraged by high
investor demand for a recent $3 billion bond offering.

Jul 29, 2012

Ireland’s O’Leary sails on despite betting probe

WEYMOUTH, England (Reuters) – Irish sailor Peter O’Leary is the subject of an Olympic investigation into an alleged bet he made on a competitor in a previous competition, a source close to the Irish Olympic team confirmed to Reuters on Sunday.

O’Leary, his face largely obscured by a black-hooded top and dark glasses was whisked past waiting reporters in the mixed zone at the Olympic sailing venue at Portland, close to the English seaside town of Weymouth.

Jul 29, 2012

Dane Hogh-Christensen shades Ainslie on opening day

WEYMOUTH, England (Reuters) – Denmark’s Jonas Hogh-Christensen nailed his colors to the mast of his Finn single-handed heavyweight dinghy on Sunday, beating reigning Olympic champion Ben Ainslie into second position in both the first two races.

Hogh-Christensen used his near 10 kilo weight advantage over Briton Ainslie to good effect in blustery conditions on the waters of Weymouth Bay off the south coast of England, saying he would do everything he could to defend the record of Danish sailing great Paul Elvstrom.

Jul 29, 2012

Olympics-Sailing-Dane Hogh-Christensen shades Ainslie on opening day

WEYMOUTH, England, July 29 (Reuters) – Denmark’s Jonas
Hogh-Christensen nailed his colours to the mast of his Finn
single-handed heavyweight dinghy on Sunday, beating reigning
Olympic champion Ben Ainslie into second position in both the
first two races.

Hogh-Christensen used his near 10 kilo weight advantage over
Briton Ainslie to good effect in blustery conditions on the
waters of Weymouth Bay off the south coast of England, saying he
would do everything he could to defend the record of Danish
sailing great Paul Elvstrom.

Jul 29, 2012

Sailing-Battle of the winds bodes well for sailors

WEYMOUTH, England (Reuters) – A battle for the winds erupted in Weymouth Bay on Saturday as an anarchic troupe of acrobats, actors and dancers fought to banish the doldrums on the eve of the Olympic sailing regatta.

Not to be outdone by London’s spectacular opening ceremony on Friday, the English seaside town that along with its near neighbor Portland is hosting the world’s best sailors, staged its own extravaganza.

Jul 28, 2012

Olympics-Sailing-Battle of the winds bodes well for sailors

WEYMOUTH, England, July 28 (Reuters) – A battle for the
winds erupted in Weymouth Bay on Saturday as an anarchic troupe
of acrobats, actors and dancers fought to banish the doldrums on
the eve of the Olympic sailing regatta.

Not to be outdone by London’s spectacular opening ceremony
on Friday, the English seaside town that along with its near
neighbour Portland is hosting the world’s best sailors, staged
its own extravaganza.

Jul 28, 2012

Battle of the winds bodes well for Olympic sailors

WEYMOUTH, England (Reuters) – A battle for the winds erupted in Weymouth Bay on Saturday as an anarchic troupe of acrobats, actors and dancers fought to banish the doldrums on the eve of the Olympic sailing regatta.

Not to be outdone by London’s spectacular opening ceremony, the English seaside town that along with its near neighbor Portland is hosting the world’s best sailors, staged its own extravaganza.

Jul 28, 2012

Olympics-Sailing-Battle of the winds bodes well for Olympic sailors

WEYMOUTH, England, July 28 (Reuters) – A battle for the
winds erupted in Weymouth Bay on Saturday as an anarchic troupe
of acrobats, actors and dancers fought to banish the doldrums on
the eve of the Olympic sailing regatta.

Not to be outdone by London’s spectacular opening ceremony,
the English seaside town that along with its near neighbour
Portland is hosting the world’s best sailors, staged its own
extravaganza.

Jul 28, 2012

Sailing-Practice makes perfect for Ainslie in Finn

WEYMOUTH (Reuters) – British Olympic Finn champion Ben Ainslie showed his competitive edge even in practice on Saturday, getting out in front of the rest of the fleet ahead of the real thing on Sunday.

Racing on the “Nothe” course, which is nearest to shore, competitors in the single-handed Finn class engaged in the sailing equivalent of shadow boxing, testing the conditions, their equipment, their tactics and their bodies in the most physically demanding of the dinghies competing in 2012.

Jul 28, 2012

Practice makes perfect for Ainslie in Finn

WEYMOUTH, England (Reuters) – British Olympic Finn champion Ben Ainslie showed his competitive edge even in practice on Saturday, getting out in front of the rest of the fleet ahead of the real thing on Sunday.

Racing on the “Nothe” course, which is nearest to shore, competitors in the single-handed Finn class engaged in the sailing equivalent of shadow boxing, testing the conditions, their equipment, their tactics and their bodies in the most physically demanding of the dinghies competing in 2012.

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