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History of Water Skiing

imageThe abstraction of baptize skiing dates aback to at atomic the mid-nineteenth aeon if a man from Sweden began the patenting process, but the abstraction never came to fruition. Very little is accustomed about the accurate ancestry of the sport, admitting the appellation can be begin in the Swedish concordance dating aback to 1921 – vattenskida, which translates to ski on a physique of water. Water Skiing

Sir Paul McCartney ‘gives up cannabis for daughter Beatrice’

imageThe former Beatle said it was finally time to give up smoking the drug due to a “sense of responsibility” in caring for his daughter.

“I smoked my share. When you’re bringing up a youngster, your sense of responsibility does kick in, if you’re lucky, at some point,” he said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. “Enough’s enough – you just don’t seem to think it’s necessary.”

The 69-year-old rocker also revealed that the Fab Four had considered a reunion but had decided against it so they didn’t “spoil the idea of the Beatles”.

In the magazine interview Sir Paul admitted to smoking cannabis “a lot” and has previously declared a passion for “wacky baccy”. Heather Mills, the mother of Beatrice, claimed Sir Paul smoked marijuana as often as most people drink cups of tea during the couple’s divorce proceedings.

Eurovision 2011: Live Blog

imageJoin in my live Eurovision Song Contest blog by commenting below, emailing me at neil.midgley@telegraph.co.uk, or finding me on Twitter – @neilmidgley.

23.28 Someone’s just tweeted that there are only 58 hotels listed on TripAdvisor for the whole of Azerbaijan. Eurovision’s just taken on a whole new post-Soviet dimension… Goodnight all!

23.19 Some of the crowd are on the pitch… We’re off to Azerbaijan next year. Good evening Baku!

Saab gets €150m lifeline from China’s Hawtai Motor Group

imageSwedish car maker Saab appears to have secured a cash injection after Hawtai Motor Group, a Chinese company, agreed to invest €150m (£135m) to rescue the business.

The investment means Sweden’s two most famous automotive brands are now backed by China after Geely bought Volvo from Ford last year.

An ailing Saab was acquired from General Motors for $400m (£243m) by Dutch car maker Spyker, but its turnaround plan has been hindered by disappointing sales. This sparked a liquidity crisis that led to Saab halting production on April 6 as unpaid suppliers stopped deliveries.

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