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... Bill Hare, CEO Climate Analytics
AFR, Oct 30th 2015.
... Nigel Sizer, director World Resources Institute
AFR, Oct 30th 2015.
... Sean Rad, founder of hook-up app Tinder
AFR November 20th 2015.
*P.S. Sean... we're pretty sure that ain't the word... good luck with all your "intellectual" stuff.
... Matthew Bunn, professor Harvard University
AP, October 7th 2015.
* Police in Moldova (an east European backwater) together with the FBI have to date stopped 4 attempts by gangs with Russian connections to sell radioactive material to Middle East extremists.
... Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate
AFR November 6th 2015.
Terrorist Attacks Rock Paris: ... November 13, 2015.
Paris, France was rocked by explosions and automatic gunfire in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks on the evening of Friday 13th November 2015.
130 people so far are confirmed dead... at least another 368 were injured, up to 100 seriously; 8 attackers were also killed.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks saying they were payback for France's involvement in the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
These attacks on France were the deadliest since World War II.Uploaded November 14, 2015 by ABC News.
Soda-Can-Bomb Downed Russian Jetliner. ... October 23, 2015.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for blowing up a Russian Airbus A321 over Egypt's Sinai desert on Saturday October 31st 2015.
All 244 people on board were killed after the jet exploded at 30,000 feet barely 20 minutes after taking off from Egypt's resort town of Sharm el-Sheik. The Russian tourists were returning to St Petersburg.
ISIS claims to have smuggled a Soda-can-bomb onboard the doomed airliner past slack airport security.
Russia's President Putin has angrily warned IS "We will search for them everywhere... where ever they are hiding we will find them."Uploaded November 18, 2015 by NBC News:
Mine Dam Disaster in Brazil. ... November 6, 2015.
The wall of a huge mine-tailings dam in Espirato Santo, Brazil has collapsed engulfing a nearby village in a sea of toxic mud.
At least 13 people are confirmed dead but it is certain more bodies will be found eventually as rescuers face the daunting task of poking around in the putrid, toxic sludge; 22 people are still missing.
The toxic waste (high in arsenic and mercury) has worked its way down 400 miles of the Rio Doce river and is now spilling out into the Atlantic ocean. The spill is Brazil's worst ever environmental disaster.
The mine's owner deny reports of an earlier report warning of design flaws in the dam system. The compensation and clean up bill is expected to reach well over USD$5 billion.Uploaded November 6, 2015 by BBC News.
Waitress Shot Dead by Smoker: ... November 26, 2015.
A 52 year-old waitress, the mother of two, has been shot dead after a dispute with a customer over his smoking in a non-smoking restaurant.
The incident occurred in the "Waffle House" Biloxi, Mississippi around 1am. A heated argument ensued after he was asked to extinguish his cigarette. The angry patron, a former fireman, then walked out to his car and returned with a handgun.He then coldly shot the waitress in the head. The unfortunate woman had worked at the restaurant for 8 years. Uploaded November 27, 2015 by TomoNews US:
$80m Diamonds for Billionaire's Daughter: ... November 12, 2015.
Hong Kong billionaire Joseph Lau has just bought 2 more diamonds for his 7 year-old daughter, Josephine.
One diamond (16.08 carat, pink) was purchased at Christie's for $28.5m and named "Sweet Josephine". The other, the most expensive diamond ever auctioned, was purchased at Sotheby's in Geneva (12.03 carat, large blue) for $48.5m and renamed "The Blue Moon of Josephine". These are in addition to the blue 7.03 carat diamond purchased in 2009 at Sotheby's for $9.5m and simply called "Josephine".
Looks like Josephine is off to a pretty good start. The billionaire (ranked 114th richest in the world by Forbes at $9.8billion) was convicted of bribery and corruption charges in Macau in 2012, but avoided prison because there is no extradition treaty between Macau and Hong Kong.Uploaded November 12, 2015 by Wall Street Journal:
Skier Survives 1,600 Foot Fall: ... November 5, 2015.
Veteran pro skier, Ian McIntosh, has cheated death after he tumbled 1,600 feet down a near vertical snow run.
The terrifying crash occurred during filming of a new snowboard film "Paradise Waits".Uploaded November 5, 2015 by Teton Gravity Research:
Gas Blast Destroys Motel: ... August 19, 2015.
A powerful explosion set off by a gas leak has demolished much of a motel in Bremerton, Washington around 8:25pm.
The recently renovated "Motel 6" had around 65 guests staying in 42 occupied rooms. The quick-thinking manager averted a major catastrophe by sounding the alarm... "My gut told me to and I'm glad I did because it gave us time to get everyone out."
One gas company worker was badly injured and 2 guests suffered lesser injuries... but luckily no one was killed.Uploaded on August 19, 2015 by ABC News:
Smokestack Topples on Excavator: ... November 25, 2015.
The demolition of 158 foot tall smokestack almost finished very badly for an excavator driver in Pell City, Alabama.
Two attempts to topple the 118 year-old structure with demolition charges failed to bring it down, and only opened up a large hole near its base.
The driver moved his excavator in planning to encourage the smokestack to fall away from him. Instead it fell back on top of him... all 2.6 million tons of it, crushing the cabin. Miraculously, he emerged unharmed.Uploaded on Nov 25, 2015 by ABC News:
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)