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 ...
Wario promised that he would ensure no federation is engaged in chronic politics and that federation officials will have to meet player's expectations during his tenure. "Players will no longer be short-changed. We have seen them 'short circuited' many times, even at high profile international games. It will no longer be business as usual for federations," said Wario, ...
Athletics fans around the world will miss what has been an exciting clash between Cheruiyot and Ethiopian rivals -- Olympic champions Tirunesh Dibaba (10,000m), Meseret Defar (5,000m) and Meselech Melkamu, the former Africa 10,000m silver medalist. Cheruiyot, a Chief Inspector of Police attached to the Criminal Investigations Unit (CID), said she will have a rare season off to be withn family, ...
Emmanuel Bundi has been named captain of the team. The Kongonis all rounder will be supported by Kanbis Sports Club youthful batsman who has been named vice captain. The squad also has Raj Savala who turned up for Kenya in the 2011 ICC Under-19 World Cup Global Qualifiers in Ireland. The rest of the members are new to the team but have turned up for the country at the both the Under-15 and 17 ...
Karl Lacey has declared his fitness for Sunday’s Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final with Tyrone in Ballybofey. Lacey has made a return to training this month after a hip injury kept him out of the Allianz League campaign. The 2012 Footballer of the Year is hoping to play a part in the blockbuster encounter as the champions meet a rejuvenated Tyrone. Lacey told RTÉ ...
Return to Horror High [DVD]
You have to give credit to Bill Froehlichs Return to Horror High for its sheer ambition, even if it never really comes together. Made in 1987, at the teetering peak of the 1980s cycle of teen horror movies, Return to Horror High is not, as its title might s ... ...
Medellin, Colombia, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban athletes won their first medals in track and field events at the First Sports Games for AIPS America journalists, being held in this northern Colombian city. Cuba won two gold medals, four silvers and two bronzes in the 50, 200 and 800 meter races, as well as in the long jump. Cubans Omany Torres and Dayan Garcia won in the 800 meters and long ...
let down by the police who could have done more to keep her safe, but didn't. Maria Stubbings is dead and, it would seem, not much has changed since I began campaigning on this issue over three decades ago. The statistics are consistent, year after year: on average, two women die each week in England and Wales as a result of domestic violence, a number etched into the minds of those of us ...
Although the American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology now advise people with ICDs not to participate in vigorous sports, a new study offers strong support for people with ICDs who want to take part in sports. Although a large number of people with ICDs are elderly heart failure patients who are unlikely to want to participate in sports, ICDs are also implanted in ...
Apple "avoided" more than $1m (650,000) in US taxes every hour last year, a senior Washington lawmaker said as the tech giant found itself the centre of the debate over loopholes in international tax ...
Seven months after the Prime Minister gave an emotional speech insisting that the Paralympics had transformed perceptions of the disabled in Britain, a former Paralympian has launched a scathing attack on the Government's approach to sport, insisting that fewer disabled children are competing now than in the early ...
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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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