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... Sergeant Ronald McInnis, Canadian Police
THE TIMES Nov 5 2013.
"He survived because he made good decisions. Eating his dog was one of them. Hunger squeezes you so much... you can crave slugs and bugs."... Andre Bourbeau, survival expert.
*A 44 year-old Montreal man survived 3 months in the wilderness by killing his German shepherd dog (after it had earlier saved him from the bear) with a rock and eating him.The man was in a critical condition when found having lost up to 90 lbs in weight.
... Michelle Ryan, Drug Arm social worker,
The AUSTRALIAN Nov 9-10 2013.
... Bruce Stout, Aberdeen Asset Management
Australian Financial Review Sydney Nov 29 2013.
... Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Assoc. hedge fund,
Money & Markets Nov 13 2013.
Monster Typhoon Savages Philippines: ... November 8th, 2013.
The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan (one of the most powerful ever recorded) has risen to 5,235 with almost 2,000 missing and around 25,000 injured.
Tidal surges and winds of up to 270km/h lashed the southern Philippines damaging over 1 million homes and leaving 4 million people homeless. The dead were buried in mass graves, often without proper identification, as the lack of food and water, sanitary conditions, electricity, and medical help threatened to unleash sickness and disease.Uploaded November 8 2013 by ABCNews.
Man Throws Out $9.3 Million of Bitcoins: ... November 29, 2013.
A 28-year-old British IT worker is cursing his bad luck after he recently let $9.3 million slip through his fingers.
The unlucky man purchased 7,500 of the new digital currency Bitcoins in 2009 when it was virtually worthless. This week they hit a peak of $1,242 for a single Bitcoin on November 29th 2013.
Unfortunately, instead of cashing in for a $9.3 million payout, the poor, remorseful guy could only think back a few months to the day he accidentally threw out the old computer hard drive which contained the password to his Bitcoin wallet. He said he'd forgotten about the Bitcoins and was "distracted by family life and moving house".
Without the password there is no way of accessing or retrieving the digital currency.
The hard drive ended up in a nearby landfill site with no real prospect of it ever being found.Uploaded November 29th 2013 by BBC News:
Sibling's Donor Kidney Trashed: ... August 30, 2013.
A 22-year-old Ohio man and his 25 year-old-sister are suing the University of Toledo Medical Center over a kidney transplant gone wrong last year.
The young man sacrificed his kidney in an operation to help his sister who was suffering end-stage renal failure. But his sister's operation to receive the kidney was aborted soon afterwards when the kidney went missing, only to be found in a contaminated, medical bio-waste container. Doctors tried unsuccessfully to resurrect the kidney.
The Medical Center arranged another kidney transplant 3 months later (at no cost) after finding another suitable donor. But the family is suing for compensation for the stress and physical and mental suffering caused by the botched procedure.August 30, 2013 by ABC News.
Shopping Mall Roof Collapse Kills 54: ... November 22, 2013.
At least 54 people are reported to have died and dozens been injured after the roof of a recently-built shopping mall in Riga, Latvia collapsed around 6:00 pm on Thursday evening. Three rescue fire-fighters were among those killed.
The store was crowded with customers leaving work and doing last minute shopping before heading home.
An investigation is underway to determine if shoddy construction is to blame, or if reports a roof garden was being constructed (together with inadequate drainage) may have been a contributing factor.
This accident follows on the heels of another shopping mall collapse 2 days prior near Durban, South Africa which left 2 dead and 29 injured. Inadequate building standards have been blamed.Uploaded November 23rd 2013 by ITN:
Trainer Survives Tiger Mauling: ... November 26, 2013.
A 30 year-old trainer at Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo is lucky to have survived an attack from the Sumatran-Bengal tiger he raised from a cub. He suffered severe neck and back injuries and blood loss after being bitten, and almost drowned when held underwater by the animal.
The incident occurred after a show (during which the huge animal chased colorful toys) while a BBC crew was filming for a documentary. It seems the trainer returned wearing a GoPro action camera and a colorful, padded training suit with mittens intending to excite the tiger into performing for the camera.
The zoo director said later the tiger "got a bit too excited" and it was not a malicious act. Workplace Health and Safety officials are investigating the incident.Uploaded on November 26, 2013 by 7News:
Drunken Man's Trapeze Act on Power-Lines: ... April 10, 2013.
A Drunken Chinese man had to be rescued after performing an amazing trapeze act on high power lines in Linfen, China.
What was he thinking?Uploaded April 10th 2013 by HappyBird House:
Skydivers Survive Mid-Air Collision: ... November 4, 2013.
Amazingly 9 skydivers and 2 pilots have walked away from a mid-air collision in Wisconsin near Lake Superior.
The lead plane (carrying the pilot and 4 skydivers) was struck from above by the trail plane (carrying pilot and 5 skydivers) and disintegrated in flames.
All the skydivers and the pilot of the lead plane managed to jump clear and parachute to safety.
The pilot of the trail plane managed to land safely. Only the lead pilot was slightly injured.Uploaded on November 5th 2013 by 7NEWS:
Man's Big Win with Bitcoin: ... October 30, 2013.
A Norwegian man purchased 5,000 Bitcoins for $27 in 2009 after discovering the new digital currency while writing his thesis on encryption. He then promptly forgot about it.
The recent meteoric rise in the Bitcoin price jogged his memory. After frantically searching his computer's hard-drive he finally found his "Bitcoin wallet" and eventually worked out his password.
In October of 2013 he sold 1,000 Bitcoins when they were selling for around $210 (i.e. $210,000) to help purchase an apartment.
On November 29th of 2013 the Bitcoin price sky-rocketed to an all-time high of $1,242 valuing his remaining 4,000 Bitcoins at $5 million.Uploaded October 30, 2013 by The Young Turks:
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Hong Kong ....999
Isle of Man ....999
Kenya, Africa .999
New Zealand ..111
Norfolk Island 000
Scilly Isles .....999
Solomon Is. ...999
Who to call if your credit card is lost or stolen, or if you suspect fraud.
MasterCard Emergency Services.
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