Work began on Monday on the development of a man-made island in Dubai, 500 metres directly opposite the Jumeirah Beach Residence complex. To be known as Bluewaters Island, the new development will house five star hotels and resorts, al fresco dining and entertainment zones, and residential apartments and villas. The focal point of the island city, which will cost $1.6 billion, will be a 688 ...
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Investigators found that the tech-company routed all of its sales through a number of subsidiary bodies, grouped under the name Apple Operations International and incorporated in ...
120 baby deaths could be prevented in the UK every year if parents stopped sharing beds with their children , new research suggests. A new study found that breastfed babies under the age of three months who sleep in their parents' beds face a five-fold increased risk of cot death. Researchers estimate that 40% of the 300 cot death cases which occur in the UK each year could be prevented ...
Exercise rates among high school children in WA are declining to alarming levels, fuelling health concerns, an academic says.Louise Naylor from University of WA's School of Sport Science Exercise and Health said she expected inactivity had worsened among teenagers since a 2008 study revealed less than 10 per cent of girls did enough exercise to maintain health.That study showed boys were ...
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Hart's War is an odd mish-mash, pursuing different ends at different times until, by the end of the film, we're not sure what it was about or how we should feel about what it's saying. Starting off as a straightforward World War II movie, it shifts into prison mode when the setting moves to a German prisoner-of-war camp, then it ventures deep into 1940s-era social-problem territory as it e ... ...
Matt Kersey, of Hearth House, agreed that gas flued heaters were increasingly popular, especially for new home builders seeking an energy-efficient option."As a result of six-star energy efficiency requirements, builders are encouraging flued heaters because when you put in a bayonet you lose efficiency," he said.They were also popular for main living areas because of their attractive ...
Winter may be just around the corner but that needn't mean your alfresco area should be put into hibernation.Jocasta Bronwasser, of Jetmaster Fireplaces WA, said West Australians' love of outdoor living had seen an increase in demand for outdoor heating systems - portable heaters as well as built-in gas and wood-burning fireplaces - to not only add ambience but to make outdoor areas ...
Fungal problems may start appearing and while you have to act if your favourite indoor plant, vegie or ornamental shrub is affected, there's little point in spraying fungicides randomly on deciduous trees and shrubs such as plums, roses or even end-of-season vegies (fruit) such as pumpkins, as the foliage is going to drop anyway and this is Mother Nature's way of cleaning up the leaf ...
Prof Bob Carpenter, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, carried out the analysis and says the UK should now follow suit and "take a more definitive stance against bed-sharing for babies under three ...
husband , a Portuguese word for a man being cheated on. As if a Hollywood celebrity had just fallen from the sky, the passersby hoot and ogle and snap photos. They chant 'JUMP!' as emergency workers arrive to assist the struggling man. And he does just that. A soft mat is placed below the shirtless man and the crowd cheers as leaps and bounces down to the ...
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A man has been beaten to death by police officers in the United States.
The unarmed man was severely beaten with batons and fists following a call from a hospital, which had complained of a man being drunk near the premises.
Officers attended Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, California, where David Sal Silva, the 33-year-old father of four young children, had allegedly been causing a disturbance.
A group of police officers fell upon Silva after he allegedly resisted arrest.
Witnesses said extra police waded in to beat him in in the face and upper body.
Silva later had trouble breathing and was wheeled into the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Witnesses who had filmed Silva and the police in a scuffle later had their mobile phones confiscated by some of the officers.
They said he had been begging for his life during the beating.
A lawyer for the family has asked that the mobile phones not be tampered with as the video evidence will be used in an investigation.
Meanwhile, President Obama has lauded the bravery and devotion of more than 40 police officers at a White House ceremony.
Speaking to the hand-picked group, he said: "We don't always get that opportunity to stand and applaud the men and women who keep us safe. ...
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