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Snooker Shoot Out: Jimmy White beats 11-time women’s champion Reanne Evans

White has reached the last 32 in the event only twice Jimmy White beat 11-time women’s world champion Reanne Evans in a scrappy match at the Snooker Shoot Out. White, 56, won 54-26 at Watford Colosseum as Evans, 33, became the first woman to compete on television in the final stages of a ranking event. Former world number three James Wattana, meanwhile, lost to 14-year-old Ben Mertens by just one point. Ricky Walden made Thursday’s highest break with a run of 132 against 12-year-old Liam Davies. Six-time world finalist White…

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Police shoot man and arrest six others in Deptford

Image copyright Google Image caption Police had been called over concerns about a woman inside a property and man with a gun Armed police shot a man and arrested six others after stopping a car in south-east London. The Met was called to Lewisham Road in Deptford just before 04:00 GMT over concerns about a woman’s welfare and reports about a man with a gun. A man in his 20s was shot when officers stopped a vehicle near Blackheath Road. He was taken to hospital in a non life-threatening condition…

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Outcry after police shoot African-American security guard ‘hero’

Image copyright CBS Image caption Jemel Roberson hoped to become a police officer himself, friends say An armed security guard at a bar in suburban Chicago was killed by police as he detained a suspected gunman, according to officials and witnesses. After gunfire erupted around 04:00 local time on Sunday, Jemel Roberson, 26, chased down an attacker and knelt on his back until police arrived. Moments after police came on the scene, an officer opened fire on Roberson, who was black, killing him. Friends say Roberson was a musician who…

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Don’t shoot, I’m disabled – BBC News

Hundreds of people are killed by police in the US each year, and much attention has been paid recently to the high proportion that are black. But there’s another disturbing trend that is rarely discussed. It was shortly after 05:00 when three West Milwaukee police officers broke into the home of 22-year-old Adam Trammell to find him naked and bewildered, standing in his bathtub as water from the shower ran down his body. Adam, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, was having some form of breakdown. A neighbour had called…

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Spencer Tunick: Melbourne Woolworths to allow nude photo shoot

Image copyright SPENCER TUNICK Image caption On 9th July, this Melbourne car park will be full of naked people Australian supermarket chain Woolworths says US artist Spencer Tunick can use a car park on top of one of its Melbourne stores for a mass naked photo shoot, reversing an earlier decision. In April, Woolworths turned down Mr Tunick’s request to use the location in Prahran, saying it would be too disruptive on a Saturday. An online petition was launched. Now Woolworths says he can use the car park for an…

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