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... Dr Peter Kilmarx, Centres for Disease Control & Prevention,
in Sierra Leone, West Africa; AFR Oct 13, 2014.
"We are a global village. Germs have always travelled. The probem now is they can travel with the speed of a jet plane. "
... Prof Howard Markel, Michigan University
NYT Wire Services Oct 10, 2014.
... Prof Rohan Gunaratna, Centre for Political Violence
& Terrorism Singapore, AFR Oct 30, 2014.
... Julie Bishop, Australia's Foreign Minister,
THE AUSTRALIAN Oct 30, 2014.
... Ben Bernanke, former Federal Reserve Chairman
BLOOMBERG Oct 6, 2014.
* And this is the 61-year-old "economics guru" that "saved the world" from the 2007 Global Financial Crisis with his controversial money-printing experiment?
800,000 Bees Kill Landscaper : ... October 9, 2014.
A swarm of 800,000 deadly Africanised "killer" bees has attacked 4 landscapers in Douglas, southern Arizona, USA. One man died and another was in a critical condition. The crew had been provided by the Douglas ARC which finds work for people with developmental disabilities.
The men were mowing grass and weeding the property of the 90 year-old house-owner when the bees emerged from the home's attic. Firefighters in protective bee suits (standard equipment in the Douglas Fire Dept) discovered a huge 3X8 foot nest in the attic. The elderly owner had no idea of its presence even though experts think it was up to 10 years old.
Africanised bees are much more aggressive than the European honey bees they have displaced. There are around 40 fatalities from bee attack each year in the US.Uploaded Oct 9, 2014 by NewsyVideos.
Private Jet Hits Snow Plough in Russia: ... Oct 21, 2014.
The private jet carrying the CEO of French oil giant Total has hit a snow plough while taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.
The tragedy occurred around midnight under conditions of poor visibility. Mr de Margerie and the 3 crew members had no chance of surviving the carnage.
The snowplough driver (who survived and is being detained for being drunk) became separated from a convoy of snowploughs. 4 other airport employees have also been detained including the traffic controller who gave the runway the "all clear".
Reuters reports "Russia's air safety record is patchy at best".Uploaded Oct 21, 2014 by euronews:
Brazilian Serial Killer of over 39 Arrested: ... Oct 17, 2014.
A 26 year-old Brazilian security guard has been arrested over the serial murders of at least 39 people over the past 3 years.
The quiet, handsome man still lived with his mother, never knew his father, and had been molested by a neighbour at age 11. He was in a relationship with a pretty church-going girl (whose appearance matched many of his 22 female victims)
He started out stabbing several prostitutes, choking several men he thought gay, and shooting random homeless people. However, this past year he shot 15 pretty young female victims in 7 months (one was only 14) from his motor bike in the city of Goiania. Gomes da Rocha attempted to commit suicide in his cell using glass from a broken light bulb to slash his wrists.Uploaded Oct 17, 2014 by euronews.
Cruise-ship Rape & Attempted Murder: ... Oct 1, 2014.
Miami... An Indonesian cruise ship room-service attendant for Holland America Line has pleaded guilty to rape and attempted murder. The incident occurred on a nudist cruise (where "clothes are optional") off the coast of Honduras in Central America.
The 29 year-old male room-attendant claims when he knocked on her door to deliver breakfast the 31 year-old woman insulted him by calling him "a son of a bitch". Apparently, the insult to his mother upset him so much that he then attacked and raped her, and tried to throw her overboard.
Makes you wonder... if he had succeeded in throwing the woman overboard, whether it would have been treated as "just another suicide at sea", and might he have gotten away with murder?Uploaded Feb 19, 2014 by foxnewstest:
Cocaine Planted in Passenger's Luggage: ... August 22, 2014.
A female fashion student has flown from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean to JFK Airport, New York to start a new school year at FIT.
Moving into her dorm room she was shocked to open her suitcase and find 6 packages of "blow" containing 10 pounds of cocaine.
She immediately informed police who suspect that corrupt customs officials or airport workers had tried to smuggle the drugs (street value $150,000) into the U.S. but had stashed the cocaine in the wrong suitcase.Uploaded August 22, 2014 by CapitolNewsGY:
Another Newborn Saved from Sewer: ... Sept 14, 2014.
Rescuers have taken 3 hours to rescue a newborn baby after it was flushed down the toilet of a high school dorm by its young mother.
The mother had tried to cover up her pregnancy by stuffing the baby down a sewer pipe and covering it with toilet paper, but the infant's weak cries were heard. The incident occurred in Linyi, Shandong Province China.Uploaded Sept 19, 2014 by TomoNews US:
"Black Sheep" Inherits Blenheim Palace UK: ... August 27, 2014.
A former heroin addict and criminal has inherited one of the grandest stately palaces in the world.
58 year-old Jamie Blandford (who was once estranged from his father) will inherit the title of 12th Duke of Marlborough now that his 88 year-old father has passed.
The 18th century palace stands on 12,000 acres and is valued at over $160 million. It contains 187 rooms and dwarfs Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and was built to reward the 1st Duke of Marlborough for his great victory over the French at Blenheim in 1704.
Jamie Blandford spent years in and out of rehab and jail during his binges on heroin and cocaine which left him broke and homeless. The "black sheep" of one of Britain's most famous aristocratic families eventually reconciled with his father... no doubt largely to avoid inheritance tax. The lack of an inheritance tax in Britain has allowed the aristocracy to preserve their great wealth, whereas in other nations like France once-great-estates have been sub-divided into extinction over the generations.Uploaded on June 18, 2008 by Tomash:
Multiple-Partner Sex Cuts Prostate Cancer: ... Oct 30, 2014.
University of Montreal researchers have found that men who have slept with over 20 women were 28% less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who have slept with just one. They were also 19% less likely to develop more aggressive prostate cancers. Meanwhile, male virgins were twice as likely to get prostate cancer as men who have slept around
They hypothesise that frequent ejaculations may reduce cancer-causing substances in the prostate.
Researchers have also found that the risk of prostate cancer in gay men who have had sex with over 20 male partners is double that of monogamous males, with aggressive cancers 500% more likely. (THE INDEPENDENT Oct 30 2014)Uploaded on May 2, 2013 by medicalinformatics:
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.
(ref: Cash Passport)
(ref: Cash Passport)