Day: July 1, 2012

UK NEWS: WESTFIELD STABBING VICTIM NAMED / NINE MEN CHARGED OVER DEATH

Via BBC News A man who was stabbed to death at a shopping centre yards from the Olympic Park has been named by police. Liam Woodards, 24, was knifed during a fight at Westfield in Stratford, east London, on Friday afternoon. Police were questioning five men aged 20 to 23 over the death but have since released one, aged 23, with a caution for affray and no further action. Scotland Yard said two other men suffered minor injuries in the incident. Continue []

UK TV/DOCUMENTARY – MICHAEL JOHNSON: SURVIVAL OF THE FASTEST

Why is it that all the athletes that lined up for the men’s 100m final at the Beijing Olympics could trace their ancestry back to the trans-Atlantic slave trade? In this landmark documentary, Olympian Michael Johnson embarks on a personal genealogical and scientific journey in a bid to understand if he and other world-class African American and Caribbean athletes are successful as a result of slavery. Michael Johnson is a four-time Olympic gold medallist and the finest sprint athlete of his generation. []