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... Paul Sheard global economist Standard & Poors
WALL STREET JOURNAL, April 23rd 2015.
... Glenn Stevens, Governor Reserve Bank of Australia
Financial Review Weekly, April 28-29th 2015.
... Danny Cloghan, Fair Work Commission,
AFR April 10th, 2015.
... Pope Francis
AP April 12, 2015.
Suicidal Pilot Kills 150 in Alps Crash: ... Mar 24, 2015.
All 150 people on board a Germanwings Airbus A320 perished when the jet slammed into the French Alps at 700km/h.
The 27 year-old co-pilot locked the cockpit door after the captain went for a toilet break, then put the jet into a crash dive. He then over-rode the entry-keypad to deny the captain access and suppressed the cockpit's excessive speed alarms.
The captain's shouts can be heard on the voice recorder as he frantically tried to break down the door with a heavy metal object.
Investigator's found the co-pilot had a troubled history of mental illness and depression, and an eyesight problem that he had largely kept hidden from his current employer. His home computer revealed details of how to lock the captain from the cockpit.Uploaded Mar 26, 2015 by TomoWorld.
900 Boat People Drown At Sea. ... April 19, 2015.
Over 900 migrants have drowned in one of the world's worst people-smuggling disasters when an overcrowded fishing vessel capsized.
People-smugglers had locked many of the dead below deck after the vessel left Libya for the Italian island of Lampedusa.
Malta's Prime Minister called upon the EU to address the chaos and lawlessness in Libya..."We have what is fast becoming a failed state on our doorsteps and criminal gangs are enjoying a hey day". Others are calling for some kind of co-ordinated military and naval effort to deal with the growing problem.
Last year more than 220,000 asylum seekers used this corridor into Europe. Current Italian government projections are warning this could rise to more than 500,000 this year.
Many are from countries under attack from Islamic terrorist groups and the fear has been raised that jihadists may be intermingling with refugees and slipping into Europe. People-smugglers charge from $1,000 to well over $25,000 and can make a $1 million from every boatload.Uploaded April 19, 2015 by euronews(english):
Gas Utility Fined $2bn over Blast. ... April 11, 2015.
Californian utility PG&E has been fined more than $2 billion over a huge gas pipeline blast in 2010 that killed 8 people and destroyed or damaged 160 homes.
San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane said "This explosion was a preventable disaster".
California's Public Utilities Commission found PG&E had neglected to maintain its vast network of pipelines for decades and that the pipeline explosion was caused by faulty welding work dating back to the 1950s.
The company would also be forced to return $635 million collected from customers for line improvements that were never carried out or mismanaged.Uploaded Sept 10, 2010 by CBS.
Bad GPS May Have Caused Fiery Death: ... Mar 30, 2015.
A car has plunged 40 feet off a partially demolished bridge and exploded into a fiery inferno in Chicago, USA.
The 51 year-old female passenger was burned alive while her 64 year-old husband managed to escape.
The driver, who was unfamiliar with the area, blamed faulty GPS directions for the accident. The Cline Ave bridge has been closed since 2009.Uploaded Mar 31, 2015 by TomoNews US:
Biggest Gem Heist Ever in Britain? ... April 11, 2015.
So far, the 3 thieves who cleaned out a safe-deposit-box vault in London's jewellery district over 3 nights of the Easter weekend seem to be in luck.
Not only were they lucky when an alarm went off in the building on the first night but police decided not to attend.
They're even more lucky that so far Scotland Yard's armed robbery Flying Squad seem to have no clue who carried out the daring heist.
Two weeks after the heist Scotland Yard have resorted to making an appeal to the "wives and girlfriends" of anyone who knows how to use heavy-duty drills... "We are keen to hear from wives or partners of anyone who has specialist knowledge or skills that use this sort of equipment. Were they away during the Easter bank holiday or have they been acting oddly since the burglary was carried out?"
Sherlock Holmes would not be impressed.Uploaded April 11, 2015 by ABC News:
China Tackles Water Pollution: ... March 22, 2015.
China has introduced a sophisticated video water monitoring system to 160 treatment plants across northwestern Liaoning Province.
The system will allow local environmental authorities to carry out 24-hour real-time monitoring of water quality and help pinpoint areas where environmental regulations are being broken or ignored.Uploaded Mar 22, 2015 by CCTV America:
Drones for Security, Safety & Rescue: ... March 30, 2015.
Sophisticated and relatively inexpensive drones are increasingly being used commercially for civilian private security, building surveillance, identification, fence inspection, inspection of equipment, in the detection and rescue of people, fire safety, and agricultural efficiency.Uploaded on March 30, 2015 by Civic Drone:
300 Girls Rescued from Nigerian Jihadis: ... April 28, 2015.
Nigerian troops have rescued nearly 300 women and girls from Islamic militant jihadis Boko Haram in the country's northeast Sambisa Forest.
The Islamic extremist group has carried out mass kidnappings of young women (especially christians). The women are then coerced to convert to Islam and subsequently forced to "marry" their captors, and to fight for Islam, or are used as sex slaves or human shields.Uploaded on April 28, 2015 by euronews (english):
The Internet Revolution, Globalization, and the Global Financial Crisis created the perfect storm... Old business models are being destroyed and jobs are disappearing offshore at an astonishing rate. Analysts warn that "China and India are poised to out-think us and out-compete us by their sheer numbers" and that "there is no job security now".
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The Internet Revolution, Globalization, and the Global Financial Crisis created the perfect storm... Old Business models are being destroyed and jobs are disappearing offshore at an astonishing rate. Analysts warn that "China and India are poised to out-think us and out-compete us by their sheer numbers" and that "there is no job security now".
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More International Emergency numbers...
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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