NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Oil prices rose on Wednesday as weaker U.S. dollar outweighed concerns for global crude glut.

The West Texas Intermediate for March Delivery added 0.18 dollars to settle at 52.81 dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent crude for March delivery increased 0.47 dollars to close at 55.70 dollars a barrel on the London ICE Futures Exchange.


Pippa Middleton nike air max weiss kaufen , sister of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge and possibly the country's most eligible single woman, is engaged to marry a hedge fund millionaire.

Boyfriend James Matthews went down on one knee to propose to Pippa, 32, on a walk last weekend in the picturesque Lake District in northwest England. Pippa said 'Yes' nike air max tn schwarz kaufen , the Daily Mail reported on Tuesday citing sources close to the couple.

Pippa and her sister Kate

Pippa turned heads when sister Kate married Prince William in 2011, wearing a figure-hugging Alexander McQueen dress that earned her the nickname 'her royal hotness' and launched her onto the society pages of Britain's celebrity-obsessed tabloid press.

The royal couple ""are absolutely delighted with the news"", a Kensington Palace spokesman said after Pippa stepped out in the morning wearing a diamond-studded engagement ring valued by jewellery experts at 200,000 pounds ($260 nike air max schwarz kaufen ,000).

Pippa began dating the 40-year-old Matthews nearly a year ago. The couple were recently spotted together at the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

No date has yet been set for a wedding that would expand Britain's extended royal family to include a couple with humble origins - both are grandchildren of coal miners from the north of England, the Daily Mail reported.


RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Canada's Derek Drouin recorded his best leap of the year to win gold in the men's high jump at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday.

The world champion cleared 2.38m at the Olympic Stadium to beat Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim, whose best effort was 2.36m.

Ukraine's Bohdan Bondarenko grabbed bronze with 2.33m.

Drouin put in a flawless display, clearing the bar in each of his six attempts.

The 26-year-old claimed the bronze medal in the event at the London 2012 Games. Enditem


GWANGJU, South Korea, July 7 (Xinhua) -- China captured gold medals in diving nike air max 97 weiß herren , swimming and gymnastics on Tuesday at the Gwangju Universiade, while South Korea dominated the archery competition.

Wang AnqiWang Yao brought the fifth diving gold for China as they claimed the gold medal in the men's 10-meter platform synchro.

The newly paired Chinese collected 467.00 points from six solid dives to win the gold, while Kim Jin-yongKim Yeong-nam of South Korea surpassed Egor GalperinIgor Mialin of Russia in the last dive to clinch the silver with 402.96 points.

""There were only five pairs in the final today and I made a mistake in the fourth dive. I'm lucky it didn't affect our ranking,"" said Wang Anqi.

""I competed abroad before nike air max 97 weiss kaufen , but I think the Universiade is the happiest experience I have ever had,"" he added. ""I paired up with Wang Yao for only one month. We didn't do good synchronization today.""

China's Cen Yu, ranked first in qualification, won the men's vault out of two routines of 15.333 and 15.433 points respectively in gymnastics competition.

Zhang Sishi added the second swimming gold for China after winning the women's 200m individual medley in two minutes and 12.31 seconds nike air max 97 undefeated kaufen , beating Cox Madisyn of the United States to the second place in 2:12:17.

""I am really excited to win this gold. Winning a gold in the intentional field is not an easy thing. I hope I can win more (golds) in the future,"" said Zhang, who won the national championship in 2014.

The United States took three swimming gold medals out of seven in total after winning the women's 400m freestyle, the men's 200m breaststroke and the women's 4x200m freestyle relay.

In the men's 50m backstroke nike air max 97 ultra damen , Japanese Hasegawa Junya touched home first in 25.25, followed by Pizzamiglio Stef of Italy in 25.43.

Masse Kylie Jacq won Canada a gold after taking the title of the women's 100m backstroke in 59.97.

Koptelov Evgeny of Russia crowned in the men's 200m butterfly in 1:54.79. Team USA set a Universiade record in 7:53.88 to win the gold of the women's 4x200m freestyle relay.

South Korea, won four archery gold medals out of five on offer and Kim Jongho claimed three titles on his credit.

First, it was the men's compound team nike air max 97 silber herren , consisted of Kim Taeyoon, Yang Youngho and Kim Jongho, beating Mexico 230-229 for the title. Then the mixed compound team followed suit by beating India 157-150.

Later, Kim Jongho teamed up with Song Yunsoo for the mixed gold medal over India's Kawalpreet Singh and Jyothi Surekha Vennam.

Kim Jongho became South Korea's archery triple gold medalist here after he beat Kim Taeyoon 147-145 in the men's compound individual showdown between the two host archers.

Song Yunsoo became the double gold medalist here as she narrowly edged off Toja Cerne of Slovenia through a shoot-off in the women's individual compound event.

Both archers scored 143 after five ends and needed a shoot-off to decide the winner. Song Yunsoo had a closest 10 to stand out though Cerne also nailed a 10.

The only archery gold left of the day went to Russia nike air max 97 schwarz herren , which beat the United States 220-218 in the women's compound team.

South Korea leads the medal table with 12 golds, followed by Japan and China, both collecting nine golds.


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