Images from the legendary Lumpinee stadium, one of Bangkok’s oldest boxing venues which is being demolished after 57 years. Lumpinee’s circular structure, with an ageing tin roof that lets in rain and sunlight, is a stone’s throw from the central oasis of Lumpini Park and had avoided Bangkok’s frenetic building boom.
The stadium harks back to the capital’s golden days before the invasion of skyscrapers that now soar above it. But it stands on prime real estate and its lease was not renewed by the Crown Property Bureau, one of Bangkok’s biggest landlords and the fund that supports Thailand’s monarchy. That is forcing the stadium to move to a new venue on the outer fringes of the sprawling city – a logistical hassle for tourists and Thais who have flocked to Lumpinee for decades.
Niger in Africa is one of the world’s largest producers of uranium, and one of its biggest customers is France’s state-owned nuclear company Areva. France depends on nuclear power for three-quarters of its electricity, making it more reliant on uranium than any other country on earth. Now Niger’s government is demanding a better deal from Paris. The former French colony remains one of the poorest countries on earth. More than 60 percent of its 17 million people survive on less than $1 a day.
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The Sochi Winter Olympics kicked off on Friday night with a lavish opening ceremony. President Putin was in attendance to see the Olympic flame being lit and to see one of the star refusing to become a circle.
ADAC is the German equivalent of the AA or AAA. The ADAC has a crash test facility accredited by Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) where it runs various tests probing new cars for safety under different scenarios, pedestrian protection and other automotive tests. The results about the safety of popular car models are freely available to readers on ADAC web site. Their work and the willingness of the crash test dummies to be submitted to daily torture could save your life one day.
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A Spanish cargo ship carrying fertiliser broke in two on Wednesday after hitting a sea wall off the southwestern coast of France in high winds and was leaking some fuel into the water, French officials said. Two helicopters lifted a dozen crew members to safety, said Jean Espilondo, the mayor of Anglet, a town near the French border with Spain that is close to the scene of the incident.
The real Hardstyle fans were going crazy in the Gelredome in the Dutch city of Arnhem last weekend, because the event Hard Bass 2014 was held in this soccer stadion. It is the biggest indoor event for party organisator b2s and more than 25.000 people could jump on the Hardstyle music brought to them by Atmozfears, Max Enforcer, Noicecontrollers, Coone, Brennan Heart and more. The prediction is that Hardstyle will break through in the USA in 2014, so probably within a couple of months you remember these names and sing along with their songs. Dutch party photographer Rutger Geerling was present to document Hard Bass 2014 in pictures and these are his pictures. Want to see more of Rutger? Like his Facebook Page.
Dutch Photographer Richard Huntjens went to Canada and this is his story. During my recent visit to Canada I also explored some abandoned area’s. Two of those are an abandoned Asbestos Mine and an abandoned Terminal. The first location, the abandoned mine, was one of my hardest and most exhausting explores so far. Exploring with -30 degrees Celcius is not something I’m used to, especially while walking through a meter of snow. The condensation of my breath immediatly froze onto my camera, with as result that it was hard to take pictures because icecrystals formed on the lens. The second location, an abandoned Terminal, was at an, ofcourse, old airport. Too bad I couldn’t get it, but the outside pictures were already worth the visit! Like his pictures? Like his Facebook page!
For most of us January is just the recovery month after the holiday season, but for the athletes in these photos it’s business as usual.
Super Bowl XLVIII was meant to be the perfect game for American football fans. The best defense of the regular season versus the best offense of the regular season. And both teams were their respected division champions.
Everyone thought the Seattle Seahawks versus the Denver Broncos was going to be a great and even game, but it turned into a mauling by the Seahawks. They kicked some Bronco butt and won the game 43-8.
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