Greenville Police responded to the 200 block of Pinewood Road for an apparent suicide. Upon arrival, officers discovered Dave Mirra, 41, of Greenville, sitting in a truck with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been visiting friends in the area a short time before the incident. Considered an icon in the pro-BMX world, Mirra, was instrumental in bringing the sport to the City of Greenville, which now is home to more than 20 professional BMX riders. The record-holding athlete is survived by his wife and two children.
‘Licks’ follows the story of a young man, D, as he returns to his Oakland neighborhood after serving two years in prison for a robbery gone wrong. In the days after his release, we are taken into D’s world while he navigates the harsh realities that plague his inner city community. His judgment is tested by the insidious influences around him, forcing D to decide what direction to take his life.
Surrounded by memories of the Space Age’s golden years, a retired astronaut has lost his zeal for life. But when his son shows up and hands over the keys to the new 205-mph Audi R8 V10 plus, a rocket ride under the stars stirs newfound life within the Commander. It’s a universal reminder that amazing things happen when we choose exploration, technology and the moon.
We’re a little over a month away for the much-anticipated lightweight title fight between division champion Rafael dos Anjos and featherweight champion Conor McGregor, which is set to pop off from inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 5, 2016. It’s a champion vs. champion super fight, who you got?
A wry blue-collar mad scientist from Lincolnshire in the UK, Colin Furze tinkers in his garage making his strange whims a practical reality, constantly striving to create something bigger, faster and more bizarre than what came before it. It’s all a bit of a lark, but underneath the fun is a simple and powerful notion: as Furze says: ‘If we helped people out all the time,’ the way he now gets help from his neighbours and acquaintances, ‘God knows what would get made and done.’
The dude tied himself to the end carriage when the service stopped at a station in the Leningrad region of Russia. His mate hopped on to the back of the train and was on hand to film as it set off from the station, pulling the thrill-seeking skier along the snow-covered sleepers. But the stunt came to a painful end when the skier took a tumble. It later emerged he suffered a fractured finger, a knee injury and a number of bruises.
Japan is the world’s third-largest economy and the producer of many of the world’s best products, from video games to cars. Yet some people don’t know much about the country’s rich history. In nine minutes, go through a broad but very entertaining history of Japan: the early settlement through frozen land bridges, the spread of rice cultivation, the internal wars, Japan’s attempts to shield itself from the rest of the world until America and other Western countries intervened, the world wars, and, finally, modern Japan.
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