Sumo 101: Injuries

Sumo May 16, 2019

Sumo 101: Injuries

by John Gunning

One of the most surprising aspects of sumo for first-time watchers is the sheer violence of the sport. Notions of cuddly pandas gently belly bouncing each other out of the ring get blown away when the first thunderclap of a harite (roundhouse head slap) echoes ...

Town mourns victims of crash

More Sports / Ice Hockey Apr 9, 2018

Town mourns victims of crash

The shattered Canadian town of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, mourned its revered local youth hockey team, trying to come to grips with a devastating highway accident that killed 15 players and team personnel and injured the other 14 people on their bus. People filed into the team's ...

World Oct 22, 2016

Multiple injuries as double-decker bus hits bridge in London

Twenty-six people were injured on Saturday morning when a double-decker bus crashed into a railway bridge in London, slicing its roof off, the Fire Brigade said. Three people who were trapped on the top deck had to be freed and five were taken to hospital ...

U.K. police charge 19-year-old with London stabbings

World Aug 6, 2016

U.K. police charge 19-year-old with London stabbings

British police on Friday charged a 19-year-old Somali-Norwegian man with carrying out a stabbing rampage in London's Russell Square that killed an American woman and injured five others. London's Metropolitan Police said Zakaria Bulhan, of London, was charged with the murder of 64-year-old Darlene Horton, ...

McDonald's workers detail burns, job hazards

Business Mar 17, 2015

McDonald's workers detail burns, job hazards

McDonald's workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers. The complaints are the latest move in an ongoing campaign to win pay of $15 an hour and unionization ...

National Jan 6, 2015

Tokyo Fire Department to boost English-capable units to 36 by 2016

To deal with possible increases in emergency calls involving foreign tourists, the Tokyo Fire Department plans to boost the number of its English-capable units to 36 by April 2016, NHK reported Tuesday. The step is part of the fire department's preparations for an expected surge ...