July 30, 2012 |
GDANSK, Poland- In a visit meant as much for domestic consumption as international, Mitt Romney arrived in Poland on Monday to accept the endorsement of the country's former president, Lech Walesa. Walesa, the co-founder of the Solidarity labor movement, had invited Romney to his country and lauded him through a translator. "Poland and many other countries will certainly do their best for the United States to restore its leadership position," Walesa said through a translator. "And after our conversation, I'm quite confident that you will be successful in doing that.
July 10, 2012 |
The $800-million Adventure World Warsaw theme park set to break ground July 21 will feature lands dedicated to mythical creatures, ancient legends, fantasy worlds and Polish history. PHOTOS: Adventure World Warsaw theme park in Poland Located about a half-hour southwest of Warsaw, the 240-acre resort is expected to debut in 2015 with a theme park, indoor water park, retail center and two hotels. About a third of Adventure World will operate year-round with the remainder of the theme park open from March until October.
June 16, 2012 |
Petr Jiracek scored a second-half winner to give the Czech Republic a 1-0 victory over Poland and a place in the quarterfinals of the European Championship on Saturday at Wroclaw, Poland. Poland, the tournament co-host, was knocked out with its defeat in the team's final Group A game. The Czechs finished top of the group and will now play the runners-up in Group B. Pushing forward in the 72nd minute, Jiracek collected a pass from Milan Baros in the box, cut right to clear past Poland's Marcin Wasilewski and slotted the ball inside the far post.
June 12, 2012 |
Alan Dzagoev scored his third goal of the European Championship and Jakub Blaszczykowski tied it in the second half as Russia and Poland drew 1-1 Tuesday at Warsaw. The match was marred before kickoff by fighting between hooligans from both countries, leaving several people injured as thousands of Russian fans marched to celebrate the Russia Day national holiday. Dzagoev darted past defender Lukasz Piszczek in the 37th minute and sent a glancing header beyond goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton after a curling free kick from Andrei Arshavin . But Poland was rewarded for its attacking intent in the 57th when Blaszczykowski cut in from the right and sent a searing left-foot drive into the far corner of the goal.
June 9, 2012 |
All was not well in Poland and Ukraine, co-hosts of Euro 2012, when the planet's second-most-important soccer tournament kicked off Friday. And that could prove to be both good and bad thing as the sport moves toward World Cups scheduled in Brazil, Russia and Qatar over the next 10 years. It's a bad thing because, in the run-up to Euro 2012, attention has been focused away from the playing field because of charges of racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia and worries about violence in the host countries.
May 30, 2012 |
Venus Williams has been ousted from the French Open, one day and one round after her sister Serena also made an extremely early exit from the event. Williams lost to third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, 6-2, 6-3, in the second round Wednesday. The seven-time Grand Slam winner was playing in a major tournament for the first time since withdrawing before her second-round match at the U.S. Open last August. She revealed at the time she had been diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, which causes fatigue and joint pain.
May 30, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- The Polish prime minister is demanding a “stronger, more pointed response” from President Obama after he referred to “Polish death camps” during a White House ceremony Tuesday. Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Wednesday that Obama should have made it clear that the death camps were run by Nazis in occupied Poland. White House officials issued a statement expressing “regret” for the reference, but Tusk said he is not completely satisfied by the White House explanation that the president misspoke.
April 26, 2012 |
Dr. Adam Ostrzenski, a semi-retired gynecologist from Florida, made headlines this week when he published a story in the Journal of Sexual Medicine declaring that he had located the elusive G spot -- the fabled key to enhancing a woman's orgasm. In an almost unbelievable article detailing Ostrzenski's discovery by L.A. Times reporter Melissa Healy, we learn that the doctor found what he believes to be physical evidence of the G spot by conducting a postmortem examination of an 83-year-old woman in Warsaw Medical University's Department of Forensic Medicine.
April 25, 2012 |
Did you hear that a doctor has found the G spot? Turns out it's in Poland. OK, wait, that's not quite right: It's the doctor who was in Poland. The G spot is where it's always been -- meaning, somewhere men can't find it. (Honestly, this is why I don't believe in intelligent design. Would any intelligent designer put something so important in such a hard-to-find location?) Anyway, The Times' Melissa Healy reported Wednesday on Dr. Adam Ostrzenski, a “semi-retired Florida doctor [who]
March 18, 2012
1. Poland, a major food exporter, removed from the market half a million pounds of food, including pickles and bread, because of fears it contained industrial salt, used for de-icing roads. 2. A performance this month of North Korea's Unhasu Orchestra in Paris, arranged by the principal conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic, may signal a slight thaw in relations with the West. 3. Five men were flogged six times each in the Aceh province of Indonesia after their conviction on gambling charges.