Communist Vietnam celebrates the 35th anniversary of their historical defeat of the United States and reunification by reenacting the day North Vietnamese tanks smashed through the gates of the Presidential Palace and ousted the U.S.-backed government.
Makes me proud.
HEART & SOUL OF NEW YORK CITY
Playground basketball is where it all started. Playground basketball is where talent is honed and friendships are made. It’s where neighborhoods gather and where skills and sweat are a currency. That’s especially true for the mecca of basketball, New York City. Nowhere else do streetball tournaments, players and games attract a quasi-religious following. Dollars, pride and bragging rights are on the line.
The clip features action from K1X affiliated tournaments in Harlem (“Together We Chill” and “Kingdome Classic”) and the Lower East Side (“Lower Manhattan Classic”) as well as a variety of other city courts and an impressive array of cameos by iconic players, opinion leading heads and a bunch of regular dudes.
"This world is about love. The sooner off everybody understands that, the better off everybody will be."
A short film exploring the life of Indian orphan, Kengava Satish Kumar.
"Now when the sun comes up, I know He has a great plan for my life."
Thank you for giving me hope. Thank you for giving me faith. Thank you for showing me God.
Chinese officials say that reconstruction of Yushu in the Qinghai Province will be finished within three years. Money will be provided from the government as well as private donations. About 2,200 people were killed when the earthquake struck in April.
NASA captures pictures of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The oil reached the shore of Louisiana yesterday, hours earlier than predicted.
Times Square was closed off due to a bomb scare. Police had blocked off the area due to a suspicious-looking cooler and plastic bag. This is just one week after the failed car-bomb attempt which took place only a block away. It was a false alarm. The cooler and the plastic bag did not explode.
Yes, of course they’re vamping up security because of the recent threats and attempts, but seriously… an abandoned cooler and a plastic bag?
The U.S. economy added 290, 000 jobs yesterday. President Barack Obama praised the numbers and highlighted it as a positive sign while still keeping in mind that the unemployment rate in America is still high. Over 8 million Americans lost their jobs in 2008 and 2009.
North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Il, visited China earlier this week. He shares word of North Korea’s rigid aim to denuclearize the Korean peninsula and his desire to settle nuclear disarmament issues through dialogue.
North Korea had tested two nuclear bombs since abandoning the six-party talks (includes North/South Korea, China, Russia, Japan and the United States). They had promised to dismantle their nuclear programme in return for aid and security.
South Korea and the U.S.A. think talks should be resumed after investigation of the warship which sunk near the North Korean border.
H: Obama hasn’t lived up to your expectations?
F: No, not at all.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY #1
On the night of May, 10, 1933 during World War II, the Nazis burned “un-German” books.
About 1,000 protesters stormed the streets of Port-au-Prince in protest against Haiti’s president; Rene Preval. Protesters believe that Preval is using the earthquake as an excuse for him to stay in power. Preval’s term ends in February and he says he will remain in power if there is no presidential election scheduled in November. A November vote may not be possible since the earthquake destroyed all voting records and places.
A bronze statue of Bobby Orr’s “flight” after scoring, “The Goal” that would win the Bruins the Stanley Cup over the St. Louis Blues in 1970 was presented this afternoon by the Boston Bruins and TD Garden.
American President, Barack Obama, has made an agreement with Russia’s President, Dmitry Medvedev. This pact allows for the transfer of nuclear technology and equipment. This issue had been put off due to the conflict between Russia and Georgia. Obama wants to restart relations with Russia which were strangled due to previous U.S. President, George Bush.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY #2
May 11, 1997
Gary Kasparov, the world’s strongest chess player loses to IBM’s computer; Deep Blue.