At first glance, an adult goliath grouper can appear intimidating. Equipped with a capacious Edward G. Robinson-esque lower jaw and weighing as much as 360 kg, or 793 pounds, encountering one while you're diving or snorkeling can give you pause.
Tropical Storm Irene was upgraded to a hurricane after she battered Puerto Rico packing 80 mph winds and heavy rains. Hurricane Irene, the first named storm of the season, has her eye on Florida and is expected to impact the Sunshine State by the weekend.
Put rather bluntly, this is a must win game for England. Failure to beat Ireland and Bangladesh in their Group B table has left Andrew Strauss' team a mountain to climb if they are to qualify for for the quarter-finals.
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A British inventor has created a new underwater scooter that allows tourists to explore coral reefs without learning to scuba dive - or even swim. Vacationers can sit on the HydroBOB and dive to depths of 100ft at tourist sites around the world.
A storm driven twister slammed into the stadium in the western town of Mayaguez hours before the CACSO games were due to begin. It tore down a lighting tower, smashing cars and injuring five people delaying the opening ceremonies of the games by a day.
I find myself in the unusual position, for me, of sympathising with UK Chancellor Alistair Darling. There can rarely, if ever, have been a more difficult time to deliver a statement of intent, such as the pre-budget report, to the House of Commons.