Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:32 UTC
"Russia will continue contributing to the attainment of this goal [Palestine's independence], working through bilateral channels and through multilateral channels, including in the 'Quartet' of international mediators," Putin said.
Comment: Notice the Quartet excludes Israel.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:43 UTC
Data from the Department for Communities and Local Government found that levels of homelessness in the capital rose by 37 percent between 2013 and 2014. The rest of the country also saw rises, averaging at 14 percent.
The figures are an embarrassing failure for London Mayor Boris Johnson, who has always publicly claimed to put homelessness at the top of his agenda. He previously pledged to eradicate the problem by as long ago as 2012.
The report said that there were nearly 750 people sleeping rough on the streets of London, which accounts for 27 percent of the total national figure. Some 46 percent of the capital's homeless were UK nationals, while others were Polish, Romanian, Irish, Portuguese, African and Asian nationals.
Ministers have said that despite the implementation of a homelessness prevention scheme, the figures are a cause for concern.
The report's findings have prompted homeless charities to call for legal reforms.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:45 UTC
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:45 UTC
AAA analyzed 1700 teenage car accidents, all of them captured on video tape.
And in clip after clip, watch how the eyes of the driver are so attached to their phones...they leave the road on the right -- or cross the center line to the left, often without realizing what's happening.
Comment: It is interesting that we need a study to prove the obvious.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:00 UTC
Firefighters managed to put out the blaze that started at the sixth floor of a residential building. Flames could be seen coming out of the top floors. No possible causes of the fire have yet been given, or any information as to casualties.
Comment: See this article describing the fire that occurred yesterday in Manhattan:
Explosion rocks Manhattan - people trapped in collapsed and burning building
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:02 UTC
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:02 UTC
The accident took place in Langalbandh, a Hindu pilgrimage spot on the banks of the Brahmaputra river, 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of the capital, Dhaka, local police chief Mazrul Islam said.
The fatalities in the Friday incident, seven women and three men, were caused when Hindus swarmed the river in their thousands to perform annual ablutions.
Comment: Are the Hindu pilgrims getting desperate with world events heating up?
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:04 UTC
"The Chinese CITIC Construction Co., Ltd is ready to invest $15 billion in Ukraine's construction market, which will help solve the problem of affordable housing in the country..." the ministry said Thursday in a statement.
The project is aimed at meeting the country's public housing policy, of forming a social housing fund and building affordable homes and improving the infrastructure.
Ukraine will implement a pilot $1 billion project to build affordable housing where CITIC will act as the general contractor.
Comment: Uh oh, China invading Ukraine.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:47 UTC
Prosecutors believe Lubitz could have been concealing his illness from the company.
"Documents with medical contents were confiscated that point towards an existing illness and corresponding treatment by doctors," said the Prosecutors' Office in Dusseldorf, Reuters reports.
"The fact there are sick notes saying he was unable to work, among other things, that were found torn up, which were recent and even from the day of the crime, support the assumption based on the preliminary examination that the deceased hid his illness from his employer and his professional colleagues," it said.
It was not specified what medical condition exactly prompted Lubutz's doctor to issue him a medical certificate.
The capital Amsterdam has been hit, along with the area around Schiphol Airport. Twitter has reported that some hospitals in Amsterdam have been left without power, while the tram and metro networks are also not running in the capital. Thousands of people have been stuck on public transport because the doors will not open as they are controlled electronically.
The Irish Times
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:29 UTC
She said all incoming flights to Europe's fourth largest airport were being diverted to other regional airports. "We are experiencing a lot of problems due to the outage," she said.
Air traffic has been severely disrupted due to a power failure in the area. Airport is running on emergency power.— Schiphol (@Schiphol) March 27, 2015
Frankfurt airport operator Fraport said two flights due to depart for Amsterdam were delayed until further notice. A spokesman said the operator had not yet had any requests to take diversions from Schiphol.
The power cut hit the Dutch capital Amsterdam and surrounding areas on Friday, as Dutch grid operator TenneT reported an overload on its power lines.
The ANP news agency said the outage, which covered large parts of the province of North Holland including the nearby broadcasting centre of Hilversum, was caused by a fault at a high-voltage electricity substation in the Amsterdam suburb of Diemen.
Comment: This major power outage brings up several possible causes:
- Deception and preparation of the masses for the upcoming calamities: Was mysterious attack on California power station a 'dress rehearsal' for much larger assault on U.S. electrical grid?
- Conditioning people to fireballs from space and Earth Changes: Major continent-wide drill will simulate a knockout blow to the power grid
- Power grid collapses in Bangladesh causing nationwide blackout
- By way of deception: MH17 sabotaged by Israeli security team at Amsterdam Schiphol airport
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:22 UTC
Flames are shooting high into the sky from two buildings as the New York Fire Department attempts to prevent the fire from spreading to other structures.
So far, up to 30 people were hurt in the collapse, law enforcement officials told the New York Post.
The raging fire has been upgraded to a four-alarm call at the mixed-occupancy building that the fire department called "a major building collapse" in a tweet. There are 25 units in the building, according to the New York Times, and 100 firefighters were immediately dispatched to the scene.
At least one person was removed from the area on a stretcher, WABC reported, noting that the building appeared to be a total loss.
The "smoke is overwhelming" at the scene, Allie Yang tweeted. In a follow-up tweet, she said that the fire department is closing of the area around 7th St and 2nd Avenue.