The stray animals will be exterminated to ensure the safety of visitors and improve the city’s image, Sergei Krivonosov, a government official from Sochi, said in an interview with RBC Daily, a Russian business newspaper.
“It’s obvious that there should be no animals on the streets. We have responsibilities to the international community,” the lawmaker said. “Killing (the animals) is just a faster way to solve this task.” he said.
Paul McCartney appeared singing “Hey Jude.” As Sir Paul began, the Romanian reporter grabbed me, belting the lyrics. I grabbed the Indonesian journalist to my left, also singing the song. For five minutes, 4,000 miles from home, the world seemed really small and wholly intimate.
Also: Serena Williams now has a USA TODAY pin, for the collection she puts around her medals.
Not that we’re jealous or anything.
OK, maybe a little.
David Boudia was scared of heights. Petrified, he said. So it makes no sense that he now spends his days diving off a platform three stories high, doing somersaults and twists in the air, at a speed of 35 mph, before landing in a pool, barely making a splash.
None of it makes sense. Especially this: Boudia won the gold medal in the 10-meter platform Saturday by beating the favorite — reigning world champ Qiu Bo, who had to settle for the silver — and Britain’s Tom Daley, the local hero who was thrilled to win the bronze.
Such a great story. More: http://usat.ly/R4NqxN