The Spice Boyz, crowned Windward Islands' football champions last month, climbed 20 spots to 121 in the global rankings and 16 in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football (CONCACAF). The movement is owed in part to the two victories in the Windward Islands Football Association (WIFA) Tournament in St Vincent
The problem confronting India is that at a very low level of per capita income and consumption compared to even developing countries, the pollution of rivers and air is among the worst in the world. Consequently, people are confronted with severe health-related problems caused by environmental degradation.
Two ships sailing out of Calcutta (now Kolkata) port on the eastern coast of India, the Whitby and Hesperus, reached British Guiana (now Guyana) on the northern coast of South America on May 5, 1838 after a perilous sea journey that lasted 112 days.
Bosses all over Asia are drastically revising their company health plans, their aim being to cut costs and kill off weaker members of staff. Trim medical benefits enough and half the staff will resign or die of bad diagnoses
Los Angeles, Dec 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Spike Lee says he won't watch director Quentin Tarantino's next film "Django Unchained" as it is disrespectful to his ancestors.
Bangalore, Dec 25 (IANS) A 47-year-old cricket fan died late Tuesday following a heart attack while watching the first India-Pakistan T20 match at the Chinnaswamy stadium here, a senior police official said.
Bangalore, Dec 25 (IANS) In a pulsating contest typical of any encounter between the arch rivals, Pakistan beat India by five wickets in the first T20 tie in a jam-packed Chinnaswamy stadium here late Tuesday.
Cover Spring House (Barbados), Dec 18 (IANS/CMC) A new franchise based Twenty20 tournament, the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) was launched here, organisers Verus International have announced. The CPL will comprise each franchise team being built around Caribbean players complemented by a few international high calibre star players from abroad, said Verus, a merchant bank based in Barbados and New York. The CPL is expected to be beamed across the world in a high-definition first class production and officials say the tournament will also be a showpiece attraction designed to enhance the Caribbean's tourism product
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) Scientists have successfully used a gene to convert ordinary heart cells into super-specialized pacemaker cells to correct erratic and failing heartbeats. 'Although we and others have created primitive biological pacemakers before, this study is the first to show that a single gene can direct the conversion of heart muscle cells to genuine pacemaker cells,' said Hee Cheol Cho from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. 'The new cells generated electrical impulses spontaneously and were indistinguishable from native pacemaker cells,' added Hee, study co-author, reported the journal Nature Biotechnology citing a Cedars-Sinai statement.
Norfolk, Virginia, Dec 2 (IANS) The US Navy inactivated its first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Enterprise, Dec 1. Commissioned on Nov 25, 1961, and the eighth ship to bear the name Enterprise, the 'Big E' was also the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. It was retired after completing 25 deployments beginning in the Cold War at the height of the US-Soviet tension over the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.