Russian athletes and sports officials voiced disbelief on Monday that one of their Winter Games medallists was being investigated for suspected doping, a scandal that could imperil Russia’s efforts to regain full Olympic status.Alexander Krushelnitsky, who competes in curling, one of the Games’ least physically taxing sports, is suspected of testing positive for meldonium, a banned substance that increases blood flow and improves exercise capacity.”It’s stupid, but Alexander is not stupid, so I don’t believe it,” Russian women’s curling coach Sergei Belanov said.He echoed a general bewilderment among curling athletes who could not fathom why anyone would use drugs that aid endurance in a sport that is a kind of chess on ice, needing steady hands and concentration rather than physical fitness.Krushelnitsky, who won bronze with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova in mixed-doubles curling in Pyeongchang, has not responded to a request for comment.The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has launched a doping procedure against him, but no hearing date has been fixed.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call in Moscow that it was too early to draw conclusions about the ongoing probe.Russian delegation spokesman Konstantin Vybornov told Reuters that Krushelnitsky had surrendered his Games accreditation and left the Olympic village while awaiting the result of a second sample later on Monday.The suspected doping violation has come at a delicate time for Russia which is trying to draw a line under years of drug-cheating scandals and is competing at Pyeongchang as neutral athletes, unable to use their own flag or national symbols.advertisement”We were all shocked when we found out yesterday. Of course we very much hope it was some kind of mistake,” Russian curler Viktoria Moiseeva told reporters, adding that the team believed Krushelnitsky was innocent.”With us it’s not faster, higher, stronger; it’s about being more accurate. I can’t imagine what kind of drugs you could use in curling … so it’s very hard to believe.”FLAG BANRussia has been accused of running a state-backed, systematic doping programme for years, an allegation Moscow denies. As a result, its athletes are competing at Pyeongchang as neutral “Olympic Athletes from Russia” (OAR).Russia’s curling federation told Reuters on Monday it had launched an internal investigation of the doping case.”The federation is now creating an emergency commission in which all information will be investigated and verified. We know that our athlete is not guilty,” federation president Dmitry Svishchev said.He had earlier said that Russian curlers were tested on Jan. 22 before arriving in South Korea and the tests were negative.Moiseeva said it would be dreadful if the case hurt Russia’s chances of regaining full Olympic status for future Games.”It’s a catastrophe, if it’s not just one Olympics but others too – it will throw sport in our country into turmoil. It’s awful just to think about, to be honest.”The Russians had been hoping that a clean record at Pyeongchang would persuade the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to allow them to march at the closing ceremony on Feb. 25 with the Russian flag and in national uniform.The IOC said on Monday that any doping violation would be decided by CAS and that a decision would come very quickly after analysis of a B sample.If confirmed, the violation would be considered by the IOC’s OAR Implementation panel, the body in charge of monitoring the OAR team’s behaviour at the Games.”REALLY SAD””I hope it’s not true … for the sport of curling,” said Norwegian skipper Thomas Ulsrud, whose team would stand to pick up the bronze if the doping result is confirmed.”If it’s true I feel really sad for the Norwegian team who worked really hard and ended up in fourth place and just left for Norway and they aren’t even here.”The World Anti-Doping Agency banned meldonium with effect from January 2016, deeming it performance-enhancing because it enabled users to carry more oxygen to muscle tissue, something of benefit to endurance athletes in particular.Former tennis world number one Maria Sharapova of Russia was barred from competition for 15 months after testing positive. In total, more than 170 athletes, including over 40 Russians, have tested positive for the drug since it was banned.(With Reuters inputs)
UA Museum of the North head of production Roger Topp and “Snaps.” Photo: Dan Bross/KUAC.The University of Alaska Museum of the North opens a new exhibit Saturday. “Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs” gives visitors the opportunity to experience paleontologists quest and what they’re finding in an underexplored region.Download Audio:Amid the stapling, drilling and cutting of the dinosaur exhibit going up, Museum of the North earth science curator Pat Druckenmiller reflects on the aberrant natural environment Arctic Alaska dinosaurs roamed 70 million years ago.Druckenmiller has spent the last eight years working in Alaska, looking for and finding evidence of dinosaurs in a part of the world where the creatures once walked, but few paleontologists have explored.The museum exhibit includes casts of footprints as well as fossilized bone fragments Druckenmiller and fellow scientists are using to identify and even discover dinosaur species.Druckenmiller is working with Alaska Native speakers to come up with names for the new Alaska dinosaurs. The exhibit takes visitors into what it’s to be paleontologist exploring for dinosaur evidence in Alaska’s backcountry.Roger Topp heads up production at the museum and has accompanied the paleontology team to shoot photos and video. He’s also involved in fleshing out an exhibit, which includes dinosaur models, even one that moves.Other kid friendly parts of the exhibit are a big orange tent fashioned after one paleontologists use in the field, and tubs of silt visitors can paw through to try and find fossils. Seeing it all come together, and connecting scientific field work with the public is gratifying for Druckenmiller.Druckenmiller says some of the special exhibit materials will be incorporated into the museum’s permanent dinosaur display, which hasn’t been updated in 30 years.
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shop named work is very important, but at the same time do not do, this is a fact that many people know, however, so to do the right, for many investors is still a big problem. The shop name is very important, the name of a highly general and strongly attractive to consumers, visual and psychological effect plays an important role, not only can give people the enjoyment of beauty, but also to attract customers, expand sales, up to the first "salesman" role. So, how to shop name? Let Xiaobian to introduce some tips for you.
, a catchy
The name of the
store must be loud, catchy, easy to remember, easy to spread like this, to do this, not only to pay attention to the language charm and smooth, but also to seize the psychological needs and spiritual needs of consumers, who can resonate with customers psychological name, customers are generally easy to remember, and also can be spread. Especially some of the more humorous, with profound connotation. If the noodle shop named "face to face", some Chinese restaurant named "Kitchen God", on the contrary, make people feel uncomfortable and name is feeble.
two, easy to understand
small shops are facing the general community residents, pedestrians and other mass consumer groups, so named as easy to understand, don’t quibble. If the boss thinks he is doing metal business, so in the name of Tim a "Xin", while the timber business is adding a "Mao", for Geely, put the "Feng" specially written characters "feng". So even if you’re in the quality of service and so on doing a good job, but because many customers do not easily identify your store name, so it affects the communication of consumers in reputation, to effectively promote to other potential customers to. In addition, although the name of the shop is popular, but not too vulgar.
three, should have consumption characteristics
small shops should emphasize not only the simple, catchy these points, but also can reflect the consumption characteristics of the store, including project management, management style. The name such as light shop will let customers see a name that you are selling lamps, if you take a "hero", there is no better lighting "brilliant lighting" or "bright light" effect, because the "brilliant" and "bright" and "light" to let the customer have the association, "hero is not necessarily! Therefore, the name of the store must be combined with the name of your business services and consumer groups, and can not be called.
four, should be rich cultural connotation
now many shops especially in culture is relatively scarce, vulgar! What "two children"