A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, riding high in a workers’ world, the Amazon effect on live sport (9:45) and even transience is mutating (17:35).
Kayaker Aniol Serrasolses descended a snowy mountain in his kayak before reaching a river where he performed a world-first flip off a waterfall.
The Araucanía Region of central Chile encompasses terrain ranging from the west’s Pacific coastline to volcanoes and the Andes mountains in the east. Its southeast, with many freshwater lakes and temperate rainforest, forms part of the Chilean Lake District. Nature reserves, including Huerquehue National Park and Conguillío National Park, protect ecosystems with lakes, rivers and forests of monkey puzzle conifers.
As the NCAA’s revenue has increased, the debate has intensified over what types of compensation should be considered for college athletes. WSJ explains how a combination of court cases, state legislation, and public pressure are expanding the scope of what it means to be an amateur athlete. Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
A group of friends in Latvia have adapted their hobby to the harsh weather conditions to create a new sport they have dubbed ‘kiteskating.’
The NCAA has created a ‘controlled environment’ with an extensive list of protocols aimed at keeping the coronavirus from upending March Madness for a second year. The stakes are high for both the players and the NCAA. Photo: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports
Joy of the Mountains, Off Piste Skiing Alone in Norway, Backside of Hilleknuten & Grubba, Gopro vlog, Sirdal 4k, Gopro Hero 9, Superwide mode, POV Been spending a lot if time in the snowy mountains of Norway this winter, skiing, hiking and backpacking, so I made this little video of the downhill skiing down the backsides of a couple of my favorite mountains in south western Norway in beautiful March weather.
10 Mar 2021 – 21 Mar 2021The final event of the racing cycle, The 36th America’s Cup Match will see the defender Emirates Team New Zealand take on Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, winner of the PRADA Cup, in an epic battle to keep – or claim – the America’s Cup. The winner will be the first team to score seven points.
A strong boat, and an impressive sailing performance saw Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli beat INEOS Team UK by 7 victories to one in the Prada Cup final. The Italians will now go on to the America’s Cup itself.
Poker is a game of extreme variance. Professional poker players can go stretches without winning or placing at a level that earns any cash. The wins, however, can make up for the droughts with players earning thousands to millions of dollars depending on the game or tournament entered. Considering poker is an inconsistent sport, players look to offset the risk involved. This is done through staking, where an “investor” will pay a player’s way through tournaments for a piece of the action.
Frank Rothwell, 70, from Oldham, Scotland set off from Canary Island La Gomera on December 12 and crossed the finish line in Antigua in the Caribbean on Saturday – reuniting with Judith, his wife of 50 years, with time to spare until Valentine’s Day.
He said crossing the finish line was a “completely euphoric moment” as he fundraised more than £648,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK in tribute to his brother-in-law Roger, who died with Alzheimer’s aged 62 during his row.