August 2008

How China conquered the Olympics

Sami Sillanpää in Beijing Years of work, vast expenditure running to more than 30 billion euros, and enough volunteers to populate a small European country. After all this, the 29th Summer Olympics in Beijing were pretty much what they were expected ...

Millions live in poverty under President Bush

More than 37 million Americans live in poverty while nearly 46 million have no health insurance, an annual US Census Bureau report shows. The "Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage Report" for year 2007 published this week states that aro ...

Food poisoning takes 12 lives in Canada

Canadian health officials say 12 people have died of food poisoning linked to deli meats produced at a major domestic meat processing firm. The reported deaths occurred among 26 confirmed cases of food poisoning, while Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said ...

Democrats have snubbed Obama's radical policy of 'change'

Green candidate for the American presidency Cynthia McKinney has trumped the news media hype of the the Democratic convention coronation of pop star politician Barack Obama by launching a devastating attack on her former party.McKinney, who served six-term ...

A wake up call to British cynicism

Matt Gardner - Online Columnist The most disorientating moment of the last few months happened to me in the early hours of last week. Roughly one hour after falling asleep, the loudest thing I think I've heard since seeing Iron Maiden in 2003 had desce ...

London Caribbean street party is a 'police Carnival'

         Hundreds of thousands of revellers attended the Notting Hill Carnival highlight of the British August bank holiday weekend, policed by 11,000 officers. Some commentators have called the police numbers ...

Vital economic link between Carnival and the London Olympics

Thomas L BlairNotting Hill Carnival organisers have hitched this summer's  "wicked blast" to London's 2012 Olympic Games. They will be looking to gain a sponsorship bonanza for the premier African Caribbean holiday event. However, t ...

We can all celebrate the Jamaican gold rush

Marc WadsworthJamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown hurtling ahead of the rest of the field in a new world-best performance for the year drew a gasp of admiration from the white middle-aged woman standing next to me. We were both watching a plasma-screen t ...

Police must not be 'overwhelming and oppressive' at Carnival

Gizelle MorrisAs British authorities prepare to deploy hundreds of extra officers to the annual Notting Hill Carnival this bank holiday weekend, rapso music artiste Wendell Manwarren believes London's Metropolitan Police can take a lesson or two from T ...

...And what about Jamaica's fabulous golden women?

"Don't forget the outstanding performances of the Jamaican women athletes", a close relative of an international sprinter from the Caribbean island enjoying a gold rush of Olympic medals has urged. In an exclusive interview, the maternal aunt ...

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