News archive from 11 August 2012, page 17

GENERAL 'ORDERED MANNING REGIME'

GENERAL 'ORDERED MANNING REGIME'

The 110-page motion alleges Private Bradley Manning developed a rash from being forced to sleep beneath a stiff suicide-prevention blanket and suffered an anxiety attack due to harassment by guards. The documents released by his civilian lawyer David...

 
First Palestinian male ballet dancer battles prejudices

First Palestinian male ballet dancer battles prejudices

As the young ballet dancer stretches backwards lifting his leg over the barre and rising up on to demi-pointe, beads of sweat appear on his forehead. The two hour-long routine takes place daily in south London in a practice studio surrounded by...

BBC, 01:17 in Art & Culture
 

Cheaper bus fares offer leaves Sheffield passenger fuming

A PASSENGER has criticised a bus company's deals promotion after she was forced to pay full price for a discounted fare. Gillian Rathbone, aged 49, was left out of pocket after the driver on First South Yorkshire’s 20A failed to apply the reduction...

 
NEW ZEALAND 1 - TEAM GB 3: BRAVE KATE WALSH'S THE DUCHESS

NEW ZEALAND 1 - TEAM GB 3: BRAVE KATE WALSH'S THE DUCHESS

It took some courage to beat New Zealand, coming back from the heartbreak of defeat by Argentina in the semi-final as, make no mistake, these girls had wanted the gold medal. But this victory gave them a bronze – only the country's second medal in...

 

ED MCKEEVER IS MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME AT LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS

McKeever made a blistering start in his heat, crossing the line in 35.08secs. He then won his semi-final, edging out European silver medallist Maxime Beaumont, of France. McKeever a two-time World Cup winner and European champion, knows it will be...

 
COOL HEADS ARE NEEDED TO PLUG LEAKY TEAM GB HOCKEY DEFENCE

COOL HEADS ARE NEEDED TO PLUG LEAKY TEAM GB HOCKEY DEFENCE

The baths are installed at the Riverbank Arena for every athlete to help with bruising and tissue repair. Team GB would have needed at least an hour with their heads under water to even contemplate the bronze medal clash today against Australia – the...

 
London 2012 Olympics: From 70s youth craze to Olympics must-see

London 2012 Olympics: From 70s youth craze to Olympics must-see

FOR THOSE who regard BMX as a fad that should be consigned to the scrapheap of history, alongside Spangles, Space Hoppers and The Sweeney, think again. Just as London 2012 looked to be winding down, the most white-knuckle of the 36 sports reached its...

Scotsman, 01:19 in Hot News
 
London 2012 Olympics: Great Britain even greater on medals map

London 2012 Olympics: Great Britain even greater on medals map

AN INTERACTIVE atlas that distorts the size of countries to reflect the number of medals won at London 2012 shows just how well Team GB has performed. The map, designed by a researcher at St Andrews University’s Centre for GeoInformatics, displays the...

Scotsman, 01:19 in Hot News
 
ROBIN VAN PERSIE'S STILL IN CHARGE

ROBIN VAN PERSIE'S STILL IN CHARGE

ROBIN VAN PERSIE will skipper Arsenal tomorrow in their friendly against Cologne, despite asking to leave the club. Starsport can reveal boss Arsene Wenger has continued to treat the Dutchman as his captain, consulting with him regularly since his...

Daily Star, 01:20 in Sport
 

Women’s disco to aid flood victims

A women-only disco on Saturday, August 11 aims to raise money for people affected by the Calder Valley floods. The disco, at Todmorden Cricket Club, Centre Vale, has been organised by Frankie Holtshauzen of Hebden Bridge for the Calder Valley flood...

 
LUKE DONALD SUFFERS MAJOR DISASTER

LUKE DONALD SUFFERS MAJOR DISASTER

LUKE DONALD was a casualty of his own ‘War on the Shore' yesterday. The World No.1 struggled to a second-round 76 in ferociously strong winds and with thunderstorms threatened. That left him two shots above the projected cut of four over after the...

Daily Star, 01:20 in Sport
 
WE CAN PLAN TO BLOW THEM ALL AWAY SAYS ROBERTO DI MATTEO

WE CAN PLAN TO BLOW THEM ALL AWAY SAYS ROBERTO DI MATTEO

ROBERTO DI MATTEO insists Chelsea mean business this season. The Champions League and FA Cup winners face Premier League title holders Manchester City at Villa Park tomorrow in the Community Shield. But Di Matteo believes owner Roman Abramovich has...

Daily Star, 01:23 in Sport
 
MARTIN O'NEIL OFFERS CONNOR WICKHAM FOR STEVEN FLETCHER

MARTIN O'NEIL OFFERS CONNOR WICKHAM FOR STEVEN FLETCHER

SUNDERLAND are ready to offer Connor Wickham to Wolves in a last-ditch bid to land top target Steven Fletcher. The Black Cats have already had three bids rejected by the Championship side, who have slapped a £15m price tag on the Scotland striker....

Daily Star, 01:23 in Sport
 
LEGO IS EASY AS ABC FOR OZ TV

LEGO IS EASY AS ABC FOR OZ TV

Luckily for Australia TV channel ABC, they have not exactly missed out on too many golden moments just because Channel 9 have exclusive rights to the games. For their news coverage they had been relying on compilations of still photographs, until...

 

Wall St Week Ahead: Bulls, bears and wallflowers

The S&P 500 is up 12 percent so for this year. Through July, it had its best first seven months since 2003 and its second- best seven-month run since 1998. That sounds like a bull market. But there is clearly a disconnect between the way markets...

 


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