The giant Three Gorges Dam across China’s Yangtze River has been mired in controversy ever since it was first proposed 88 years ago by Sun Yat Sen, the founding father of Modern China.
On Saturday, May 14, as the final whistle ended a 1-1 draw in the English Premier League between Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United, a man looking perhaps a shade younger than his 69 years began dancing around and hugging everyone in sight. If Sir Alex Ferguson, United’s manager, looked like a bit of a dork as he usually does when celebrating nobody cared.
An English Premier League footballer has been jailed for sexual assault after groping and then punching a woman while out celebrating both scoring a goal and his wife’s latest pregnancy.
Liverpool silenced their critics with a pulsating 2-0 victory over Manchester United to revive their English Premier League title hopes in a match at Anfield which saw both teams end with 10 men.
Frank Lampard scored twice as Chelsea went back to the top of the English Premier League with a 5-0 thrashing of Blackburn at Stamford Bridge in Saturday’s evening kickoff.
Barclays have agreed a new three-year title sponsorship deal with the English Premier League which will be worth around $135million to top-flight clubs. The bank has sponsored the Premier League since 2004 and their current three-year contract, which expires next year, was worth $108m.
Goals can be scored in a variety of ways but there are few examples in the history of football where a beach ball has been used as an aide, that was until Sunderland’s clash against Liverpool in the English Premier Legaue, of course.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has again indicated willingness to participate in bilateral talks with the United States and return to six-party talks over its nuclear program, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. The attitude shift by North Korea — which pulled out of talks in April to protest the United Nations’ condemnation over its nuclear test and missile launches — came amid Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s weekend visit to Pyongyang, Xinhua reported Monday.