Miner dies after being struck with hose in Central Western NSW

Thursday, July 27, 2006 

A 39 year-old man working at a coal mine at Lidsdale, near Lithgow in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia was found dead on Wednesday. It is believed he was struck by a ruptured hydraulic hose.

The man was discovered by a colleague at around 4:30PM and was around 8 kilometres underground from the mine’s entrance. According to police, the man was collecting oil samples when the accident occurred.

Police and the NSW Department of Primary Industries are conducting an investigation into the incident and will prepare a report for the coroner.


Woman dies after being struck by fire truck hose in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Saturday, January 30, 2010 

A woman has died after being struck by a hose attached to a fire truck in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Gertrude King, aged 82, came from the town of Somerville.

On Tuesday, she was standing on a median strip on a road to allow a fire truck to pass through. As the truck passed, the fire hose attached to it dislodged and was left dragging behind the vehicle; the elderly woman was struck in the knees by the trailing hose. According to Cambridge Police, Gertrude died in Massachusetts General Hospital on Thursday. Deputy Superintendent Jack Albert of Cambridge Police stated, “[w]e do know the hose is 200 feet long and we believe that the hose was completely off the truck and being dragged at the time it struck.”

An investigation is underway. The police have said that, at present, they are unable to determine the cause of the loose hose. Gertrude was said to be unable to get out of the way in time. Elanor Raniri, who lives in the same apartment complex as Gertrude, said, “[s]he was very special. It’s unbelievable. It’s hard to take in.”


Errant monkeys draw the ire of Delhi court

Thursday, January 19, 2006 

The Delhi High Court expressed its displeasure to the civic authorities on their continued failure to resolve the problem of marauding monkeys in the court premises. The court was in session when the public interest litigation filed by a Supreme Court lawyer was brought to its attention.

The petitioner Mr.Nirmal Chopra argued the case and explained how the simians showed up during work hours and attacked people and snatched food from them. The rhesus monkeys have also been blamed for damaging furniture belonging to the lawyers and courtroom fixtures such as electrical fittings. According to Mr.Chopra India’s Wildlife Act of 1972 empowers civic authorities to kill or hunt animals when they endanger human life. He said that the lawyers from the Tis Hazari court had requested the state government and the municipality to tackle the situation but no action had resulted.

The lawyer for the civic authority was quoted by the Press Trust of India as saying that catching monkeys was no longer its responsibility. The court was informed that a monkey catcher hired by the municipality had required 72 stitches after being mauled during an operation. After this incident the work had to be halted because other monkey catchers refused to take up the job.

The court gave the civic authority four more weeks to catch the monkeys that are disrupting work at the Tis Hazari courts. “If you cannot perform your statutory duty, then close down your institution” the court is reported to have told the counsel.

Delhi is known to suffer from trouble brought on by monkeys. The animals are reported to invade homes, schools and government offices in the city. Scores of animals have moved in as the city expands into surrounding forests. In an effort to control the problem, the Delhi administration captured about 500 monkeys and took them to the outskirts of the city last year.


Properly Selecting The Right Engagement Rings / Diamonds

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By Sharon Campbell

Getting the right engagement rings / diamonds is the proper thing to do before popping the big question. But how does the proposer know he is selecting the best choice for his soon-to-be fiance?

Women anticipate to receive engagement rings / diamonds before they walk down the aisle of their wedding day. Getting engage is not a small deal for most females and males are left to shoulder the responsibility of finding the right ring to please their would-be-brides. But how do these proposers know they are picking out the best of the lot? Here are some points to consider in choosing the right ring.

The highlight of the proposal would be the diamond gem that determines how pleased your partner can get. And so, careful selection is the key to finding the four factors in Cs in picking the right diamond in the jewelry industry. It has been a smart practice to select the diamond first then the rest of the engagement ring to most selectors.

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Diamonds should be considered in how they are cut. A cut is usually mistaken to be graded in the diamond shape, but this is a common mistake. Shapes in diamonds can be rounded, pear, heart, emerald, princess, and round brilliant. In engagement rings / diamonds, princess and round brilliant are common shapes but the cut grading is entirely different.

A cut refers to the perfect cutting of the actual gem stone to be able to give a bling factor to the diamond. A high grade cut means near-perfect symmetry of cutting the diamond in terms of its table or flat surface against the depth which is the length from the table to the tip. High grade cut means better bling or light performance which is how good the diamond reflects the amount of light that pass through it. Most jewelers use certain methods to grade the cut of diamonds but for the common buyer, to be safe, pick out the round brilliant shape to get the highest graded cut available.

Diamonds are closely graded by their clarity. Clarity is the factor that determines the flaws of a diamond. Flaws can be described as the blemishes and inclusions that a diamond surface has. Although these two imperfections cannot affect the bling of a diamond, it can make the grade lower. It is okay to purchase a diamond that has flaws as long as these flaws are not visible to the naked eye. The better the magnification of the diamond surface the most likely these flaws can be displayed. But picking out the diamond that does not show any blemished using the naked eyes is good enough.

Another C factor for diamonds is the color. High grade diamonds have a top rating of D-Z in descending order, meaning D is being the highest color grade. D grade color means almost colorless and clear like in description as grade Z color can border on going to yellowish brown. In picking out the right engagement rings / diamonds, choose the color grade between D-F types and partner the gem with a white gold or platinum to enhance its colorless hue.

But the biggest factor is the carat of the diamond or the weight in a diamond mass scale called carat. The higher the carat grade, the higher is the quality of the diamond and it does not matter its size. Most engagement rings / diamonds fall between the 0.50-2.50 carat bracket and are good enough. Some women prefer size than quality while other appreciates quality over size. Whichever the case might be, the four factors should be weighed together to pick out the best diamond ring for your proposal of marriage.

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Zimbabwe government allocates US$10 million for relocation of thousands of families near diamond field

Saturday, November 14, 2009 

The Zimbabwean government has allocated US$10 million worth of funds for the relocation of thousands of families living near the Chiadzwa diamond fields in the Manicaland province.

Murisi Zwizwai, the Deputy Mines Minister, said that the funds would be used to build houses for the residents in the area, and for developments in . “I can confirm that US$10 million has been set aside for the relocation. The relocation may take place after they have harvested their crops,” he said in an interview, as quoted by the New Zimbabwe news agency.

Zwizwai also added that “the money would be used to build new houses, clinics among others.” According to him, the residents would not be relocated until the 2009–10 agricultural season.

In a 100-day plan, the Zimbabwean coalition government noted that diamonds in the area might be a large source of funds and finance for the country, and could help revive the economy.


Home-invaders pose as NYC police

Monday, July 16, 2007 

In two separate incidents, men posing as members of the New York Police Department (NYPD), have invaded homes in the New York City area. In both cases, they robbed the residents, but in the most recent, they sexually assaulted a woman.

On Saturday, July 14, at 1:09 a.m. EDT (UTC-4), four men knocked on the door of a Yonkers, New York, apartment. The 33-year-old male that lives there opened the door, as the men outside wore NYPD hats and t-shirts, and had badges hanging around their necks.

The men promptly ordered the male victim to the floor. “When this guy pushed me, he had a gun in my face,” the victim said. “I could see the other guy. He motioned to the others, come on, let’s go, let’s go.” The intruders shouted “Where are the drugs?” as they ransacked the apartment.

Two of the men entered the bedroom and sexually assaulted the 30-year-old female. The couple has a five-year-old child, who was sleeping in another bedroom. “The more I resisted, the more he began to hit me,” the woman said. She said she was sexually assaulted by two of the men while her boyfriend was bound and guarded.

Police said the men then left with a cell phone, a laptop computer, a diamond ring and a gold chain. Police do not believe that they were real officers. As of this afternoon, no arrests have been made.

On Thursday, July 5, shortly after six p.m. in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn five men knocked on the door claiming to be “the police.” When the victims opened the door, they pushed their way in demanding the family give them drugs and money.

When police responded to a call reporting a robbery, they found the family, husband, wife and their daughter, tied up. The man suffered a head injury when he was pistol-whipped. Police say the robbers got away with a camera, jewelry, and US$5,000 in currency.

Neighbors told NY1 that they were stunned. “Frightened. Make you think twice before you want to open the door, you know,” said one of the neighbors. “Now you be asking for all this ID and stuff and even still you’re going to wonder, are they for real? So it’s kind of scary.”

There is no word about whether the two cases are connected. Yonkers is on the border of New York City, but is outside the jurisdiction of the NYPD.


Zimbabwe government allocates US$10 million for relocation of thousands of families near diamond field

Saturday, November 14, 2009 

The Zimbabwean government has allocated US$10 million worth of funds for the relocation of thousands of families living near the Chiadzwa diamond fields in the Manicaland province.

Murisi Zwizwai, the Deputy Mines Minister, said that the funds would be used to build houses for the residents in the area, and for developments in . “I can confirm that US$10 million has been set aside for the relocation. The relocation may take place after they have harvested their crops,” he said in an interview, as quoted by the New Zimbabwe news agency.

Zwizwai also added that “the money would be used to build new houses, clinics among others.” According to him, the residents would not be relocated until the 2009–10 agricultural season.

In a 100-day plan, the Zimbabwean coalition government noted that diamonds in the area might be a large source of funds and finance for the country, and could help revive the economy.


How To Pick The Right Air Duct Cleaning Company

By Adrianna Noton

When you are trying to pick the right air duct cleaning company there are several things you must take into consideration prior to making any kind of a decision. You are of course helped out by the fact you can find a number of companies that do offer this particular service so at least there are various options available to you.

To start things off you will of course need to find out the names of the various companies that can help you out and this can easily be achieved on the internet. A nice and easy search will be able to provide you with all of this information and your next step is to then work through the list one by one.

It is always going to be best to try and learn what you can about a particular company before you get to the point of even thinking about whether or not you would like to contact them. This basically means doing a bit of simple research into them and a great place to start is looking to see if they have a website.

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If they do have one then you should be able to learn about the background of the company and also check that they hold all of the relevant licenses for operating in your area. These are important things as they do help you to believe they can then be trusted to do a good job at your home.

You should also spend some time trying your best to either pick up some general feedback about the different companies or better still getting several references from sources that are well known to you. References are very good at helping you to feel someone can indeed be trusted as you have then managed to hear some good reports about them from elsewhere and you can therefore expect them to also then do a great job for you as well.

When it comes to picking the one you would like to give the job to you are always better off asking several of them how much they charge first. This will then let you see if their rates are pretty standard or if there is one company offering you a great deal or indeed maybe they are trying to over charge you and this would not be seen if you only asked the one company.

The final thing you then need to think about doing before giving somebody the job is to get confirmation that their business insurance is all in place. This gives you some protection should something go wrong as at least then you will not be out of pocket trying to repair any damage that may have been caused.

So these are the steps you need to think about following when looking for the right air duct cleaning company and you can see that it should be quite easy to do. Just take your time with it and be sure of your final decision as this should help to ensure you get a great job done.

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I already did the Pens/Rangers game from Thursday. – wjmoore

I did a little bit of cleaning up on your Indians/Angels game. Hope you don’t mind. For instance, you put Jacobs Field, which would normally be right, but Jacobs Field has a foot of snow on it. The Indians moved their home games to Milwaukee temporarily. No problem, though. I cleared up a few spelling errors, too. –wjmoore 17:25, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

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Suresh Joachim breaks ironing world record

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 

Brampton – Suresh Joachim of Mississauga, Ontario continues to amaze, breaking yet another world record, this time at The Bay Court in Shoppers World.

From Thursday, September 22 at 8 am, to Saturday, September 24 at 3:05 pm, Suresh ironed continuously for 55 hours and 5 minutes, in front of the thousands of onlookers shopping at the mall those three days.

The achievement, now submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records, breaks the previous record by Eufemia Stadler of Zurich, Switzerland. Stadler completed 40 hours of continuous ironing from September 16-18, 1999.

Originally from Sri Lanka and Australia, Joachim is no stranger to the folks at Guinness. He currently holds twenty other records, ranging from greatest distance travelled on ‘up’ and ‘down’ escalators (225.44 km between May 25 and May 31 1998), furthest travelled on a treadmill in one week (659.27 km at a gym in Paris, France), and longest dance marathon by an individual (100 hours at the Dixie Outlet Mall).

This September, Suresh watched television in the lobby of WABC in New York City for 69 hours and 7 minutes, breaking the previous record by 19 hours. The event was covered daily on the talk show “Live with Regis and Kelly” as part of their Guinness World Record Breaker Week. He also recently set the record for longest time rocking in a rocking chair, at 75 hours.

A DJ on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire recently tried to break Joachim’s record for longest continuous time as a DJ. He was unsuccessful, and Suresh’s 120-hour World Record set on Geethavaani Tamil Radio in Scarborough stands unharmed.

The event helped raise funds for the Universal Fund for Suffering Children, whose funds are “utilized to save the world’s children from poverty, disease and war.” All of Joachim’s stunts have been dedicated to this charity.

What’s next for Suresh? He plans to start static cycling from October 18th, 2005 to October 22nd, 2005, in Britain. Suresh’s goal is 150 world records, which would beat the long-time record breaker Ashrita Furman, who has accumulated 94 records. While Furman started two decades ago, Suresh only discovered the Guinness Book of World Records in 1991, and started record breaking in 1996.

You can visit Suresh online at www.sureshjoachim.org