VIENNA Stivali Ugg Classic Cardy Sweater Alti 5819 Neri , Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Austrian ski jumper and three-time Olympic gold medallist Thomas Morgenstern announced his retirement from the sport Friday, Nachrichten newspaper reported in its online edition.

"It became clear over the summer," Morgernstern, also an 11-time World Championship gold medal winner, said of his decision. It was something he had given considerable thought, and in the end it was "not simple Stivali Ugg Classic Mini 5854 Chestnut , but a logical step."

The 27-year-old Carinthian native had already mulled over retirement following heavy crashes last winter, though persisted to the Winter Olympics in Sochi where he won a silver medal.

"I want the positive moments to outweigh the negative, and that is what is happening at the moment. I have taken something positive out of every crash," he said.

Morgenstern said the best moment of his career was taking two gold medals at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, "not just because I became Olympic champion, but because of all the trappings."

"Those are the moments I will miss Stivali Ugg Classic Mini 5854 Marroni ," he added.

He said he does not have a "plan B" in terms of what to do next because he has been so focused on ski jumping, but said he believes he has a good basis for finding something that would be "fun."

Morgernstern retires as the second-most successful Austrian Winter Olympian behind fellow ski jumper and Nordic combined specialist Felix Gottwald.

ATHENS, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Greece has hired international banks for the sale of three-year state bonds "in the near future," the Greek Finance Ministry announced Wednesday.

It will be the second time the country returns to international financing markets this year.

"The Hellenic Republic announces that it has mandated international banks for a forthcoming three-year euro-denominated benchmark offering under English law. The transaction is expected to be launched and priced in the near future, subject to market conditions," the announcement said.

Earlier on Wednesday Stivali Ugg Classic Mini 5854 Grigi , media reports citing Finance Ministry sources said that a return to markets was expected by Thursday.

Greece returned to markets this April for the first time since the start of the debt crisis and its lockout of financing markets in 2010. It sold 3 billion euros (4.08 billion U.S. dollars) worth of five-year bonds at less than 5 percent interest rate.

For the three-year bond sale, Athens seeks a 3.5 percent interest rate, according to the Finance Ministry sources.

The step is seen as another sign that the ailing Greek economy is on the right track to recovery.

TOKYO, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Sony Corp. returned to the black in the second quarter of the fiscal year as the consumer electronic maker's cost-cutting initiatives and moves away from loss-making businesses paid dividends, the firm said Thursday.

Sony said its net profit in the three months ended Sept. 30 totaled 33.6 billion yen (278 million U.S. dollars) off 1.89 trillion yen in revenue, and that it logged an operating profit of 88 billion yen in the recording period Stivali Ugg Classic Mini 5854 Neri , with the amount coming in ahead of median analysts' expectations.

The Tokyo-based maker of PlayStation game consoles and 4K Bravia flatscreen TVs also maintained its outlook for an annual operating profit of 320 billion yen in the year, off sales of 7.9 trillion yen, ending March 2016.

Following wholesaling restructuring initiatives, including slashing thousands of jobs and moving resources and assets away from its loss-making mobile phone and TV businesses, Sony said Thursday it has been steadily redirecting investment into areas likely to trend upwards, including those involved in image sensor-based technology as well as its highly-anticipated virtual reality headset for its ubiquitous PlayStation 4 Stivali Ugg Classic Bassi 5825 Chestnut , slated to be released next year.

While hinting at offloading its loss-making businesses, as the electronic giant had done with its Vaio computer brand last year, earlier this week Sony announced it would be acquiring Toshiba's semiconductor fabrication facilities, equipment and related assets, including those involved in areas such as CMOS image sensor engineering and design.

"This acquisition will enable Sony to increase its production capabilities in the area of CMOS image sensors, where further market growth is anticipated Stivali Ugg Classic Bassi 5825 Grigi ," Sony said on its website. The acquisition of Toshiba's image sensor business could boost Sony's operating income by some 20 billion yen, market analysts have predicted.

In the Devices section of its earnings report, Sony has already seen rising profits in the sector that includes its image sensor business. It said Thursday that operating profit in this section was 32.7 billion yen, up 16 percent on year, with sales of 258 billion yen.

Its gaming division saw sales grow by 16.5 percent to reach an operating profit of 23.9 billion yen, Sony also said Stivali Ugg Classic Bassi 5825 Neri , but reported that its Mobile Communications division, which produces its Xperia smartphone, logged an operating loss of 20.6 billion yen off revenue of 279.2 billion yen.

In the first half of fiscal 2015, the group announced a net profit of 116 billion yen (961 million U.S. dollars) compared to losses of 109.16 billion yen logged a year earlier. Its operating profit for the April to September period was 184.93 billion yen on revenue of 3.70 trillion yen, compared to losses in the same period last year of 15.77 billion yen, Sony said.

RIO DE JANEIRO Stivali Ugg Classic Alti 5815 Marroni , March 9 (Xinhua) -- Golf returns to the Olympics after a 112-year absence this August.

The delivery of The Olympic course has experienced several delays due to land disputes and environmental issues but was finally handed over shortly before Christmas.

The 7,133-yard course designed by Gil Hanse looked in good condition as the all Brazilian line up assembled by the first tee.

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