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... Bill Bonner, Internet publisher,
The Daily Reckoning, March 2013.
... Fabrizio Barca, Italy's Minister for
Territorial Cohesion, 23 April 2013.
* Italy's AD79 Roman ruins are in danger of crumbling away due to lack of funds and proper maintenance. Some experts have actually suggested parts of the historic site be reburied to protect and preserve them for future generations.
... Nimai Wilcox, computer security expert,
20 April 2013, Gold Coast Bulletin.
* One DIY option he suggests is to destroy the hard drive, e.g. by using a drill or hammering nails through it (wear safety goggles).
... Chinese hair dresser Sassy salon Beijing,
March 12 2013, BBC News.
* ... in reference to the observation that 'Officials (of the Communist Party) at a certain rank all have the standardised black hair', black suits, and black limousines.
Rabies Kills Kidney Transplant Recipient: ... March 15, 2013.
A kidney recipient in Maryland, USA has died from Rabies more than one year after the transplant operation.
Three other recipients who also received organs from the same donor are being treated for possible Rabies.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) confirmed that tests for Rabies hadn't been carried out on the donor as the disease is rare. On average only 3 cases are reported each year in the USA.
Transplant recipients had received heart, liver and kidneys from the donor who died after contracting racoon Rabies.
The CDC stressed the benefits of organ transplants "generally outweigh the risks".Published on 15 Mar 2013 by CNN.
Over 200 Perish in China Earthquake: ... April 20, 2013.
An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale has killed over 200 people, injured over 11,000 and left tens of thousands homeless in China's south-western Sichuan province.
The quake struck at 8.00 am and sent panicked residents rushing from swaying and crumbling buildings out into the streets.
The earthquake occurred on a known fault-line only 240 kms from Wenchuan county where a quake in May 2008 left 87,000 people dead or missing.
30,000 tents have been despatched to the area where 90 per cent of the buildings have been damaged, villages have been left isolated due to landslides, and drinking water is in short supply. Cracks have also been found in three reservoirs in the area.
A 68 year old woman who lost her home and suffered a broken arm said "It was as if the mountain was alive" (BBC News).Published on 20 Apr 2013 by Channel4News:
5 Snowboarders Die in Avalanche ... April 21, 2013.
5 snowboarders have been killed in an avalanche near Loveland Pass, 60 miles east of Denver, USA.
One of the group survived and raised the alarm. The others were buried under 8 feet of snow as an avalanche 200 yards wide and 400 yards long swept over them.
Another snowboarder was killed in an avalanche on Vail Pass several days earlier.
The worst tragedy occurred in 1962 when 7 people were killed by an avalanche near Twin Lakes.Uploaded 20 Apr 2013 by 7NewsDenver.
Septic Shock Fatality After Tattoo: ... April 22, 2013.
A 23 year old woman in Milan, Italy has died hours after getting a another tattoo on her back.
The healthy, attractive student started shivering and developing pins and needles in her feet and hands the following morning. Her condition quickly deteriorated and she was rushed to hospital by her family.
She began haemorrhaging soon after admittance and died the following day. Medical staff suspect the young woman may have had an allergic reaction to the ink.
Police examined the tattoo parlour but found no evidence of unhygienic practices. A Milan prosecutor has ordered an autopsy and opened a manslaughter investigation.
Skydiver Survives 8,000' Fall: ... March 14, 2013.
A skydiving American-flag-stunt went horribly wrong sending a skydiver into a terrifying 90 mph free-fall from 8,000 feet up.
For 2 frantic minutes he struggles to manoeuvre his tangled chute before plunging in the "soft" dirt and grapes of a vineyard. Miraculously he escaped unhurt.Published on 14 Mar 2013 by ABCNews:
"Ghost Doctors" & Silicone Fingers: ... March 15, 2013.
Patients in an emergency clinic near Sao Paulo, Brazil have been saved from being treated by "ghost doctors" when a scam was busted.
The scam involved doctors using 6 fake silicone fingers to trick a biometric log-in system at the mobile emergency clinic by logging on doctors who were not present.
When caught on video, 29 year old Dr Ferreira said she was only following the orders of her supervisor, who organised the racket and pocketed the salaries earned from the unworked shifts.
One investigator said the practice was not uncommon among public workers in Brazil's health, education and security areas... "We have an army of ghosts."Published on 15 Mar 2013 by ITN:
Terrorist Attack on Canadian Train Averted: ... April 23, 2013.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police have arrested 2 men for planning "an al Qaeda-supported" terrorist attack on a VIA passenger train in the Greater Toronto area.
A 30 year old man was arrested in Montreal, while his 35 year old accomplice was arrested in Toronto. Neither were Canadian citizens.
Both men were charged with conspiracy to commit an attack and murder.Published on 23 APR 2013 by BBCWorldNewsWatch:
Man Survives Harpoon Through Head: ... April 27, 2013.
A 34 year old Brazilian man was cleaning a loaded harpoon (he takes fishing) when it discharged into his face. It took him 10 hours to reach a hospital.
The 12 inch harpoon pierced his eye socket before penetrating almost right through his skull. Doctor's (who took 4 hours to remove the blade) were amazed that the harpoon missed every major artery in his skull.
A second operation failed to save the man's eye.Published on 26 Apr 2013 by ITN.
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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
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