Result Of Unattended iPad

20 May

Classical Music In Danish Subway

14 May

Passengers in the Copenhagen Metro were surprised by a Philharmonic Orchestra’s Peer Gynt performance.

Delicate Spiral Wine Cellars

13 May

Discreet wine storage solutions from Spiral Cellars Ltd.

Chilean military tugboat rushing to Antarctica in bid to prevent ecological disaster after Chinese fishing ship catches fire

18 Apr

Originally posted on National Post | News:

SANTIAGO, Chile — A Chilean military tugboat is heading to Antarctica to avoid an ecological disaster where a Chinese fishing ship caught fire.

The Kai Xin vessel burned off the coast of Antarctica Wednesday. Its 97 crew members were rescued by a Norwegian ship close to Chile’s research base near the Antarctic peninsula.

Capt. Juan Marcelo Villegas is maritime governor for Chile’s portion of Antarctica and he says the ship has moved about 5 miles (7 kilometers) north, drifting unmanned in zigzags near pointy glaciers.

He says a navy tugboat left port near the southern tip of South America to tow the ship to harbor.

Fog forced Chile’s air force to cancel a flight Thursday to check on the ship’s condition, but Villegas says the ship is not at risk of sinking.


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‘River of oil’: The tale of a ruptured Exxon pipeline that spilled thousands of barrels of crude in an Arkansas town

11 Apr

Originally posted on Financial Post | Business:

MAYFLOWER, Arkansas — Warren Andrews had just finished putting up balloons for his stepdaughter’s 18th birthday party at their suburban home in Mayflower, Arkansas, when his wife came inside and said something was wrong.

After stepping out of his house, and taking one glance, he immediately dialed 911.

[np_storybar title=”Killing Keystone pipeline seen as risking more oil spills by rail” link=””]A rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline by President Barack Obama would push more of Canada’s US$73-billion oil exports onto trains, which register almost three times more spills than pipelines. Continue reading . . .

“I don’t know what’s going on, but I’ve got a river of oil coming down the street at me,” Andrews told the operator.

Five minutes later, the slick of noxious black crude spewing from a ruptured Exxon Mobil pipeline was eight feet wide, six inches deep and growing fast.

Within half an hour, a…

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Archeological dig beneath Bloomberg’s future London headquarters reveals ancient Roman ruins dubbed ‘Pompeii of the north’

10 Apr

Originally posted on National Post | News:

Archeological digs on the site of Bloomberg LP’s future London headquarters have revealed Roman building remains and some 10,000 well-preserved objects that have led the site to be dubbed the “Pompeii of the north.”

Museum of London archeologists have discovered good-luck charms, coins, drains and even leather shoes — dating from the mid-40’s A.D. (when the Romans founded London) to 410 A.D. The objects are in good condition because a now-lost river, the Walbrook, kept the ground wet and prevented their decay.

“What we’ve found is essentially a slice through the entire history of Roman London,” said Sophie Jackson, project manager for the Bloomberg Place excavation. “We’ve got, in one corner of this site, the whole sequence: every year of Roman occupation, represented by buildings and yards and alleyways — places where people lived and worked for 350 years, one layer above another.”

“We’re calling this site the Pompeii of…

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Watch the U.S. Navy use its ship mounted laser to blow aircraft out of the sky

8 Apr

The Iron Lady You Don’t Know: Thirteen Facts about Margaret Thatcher

8 Apr

Originally posted on NewsFeed:

Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, died at 87 on Apr. 8. Whether you agreed with her politics or not, you’ll get a kick out of these lesser-known  facts about the Iron Lady.

  • True story: Margaret Thatcher may have helped invent soft-serve ice cream. After she graduated from the University of Oxford with a chemistry degree, she worked as a research chemist at a Hammersmith food manufacturer called J. Lyons and Company, and was part of a team tasked with “whipping more air into ice cream.” They came up with a kind of “soft ice cream” that used fewer ingredients and saved money on production costs.
  • That being said, she was later dubbed the “the milk snatcher” for discontinuing a free milk program for schoolchildren ages 7-11 in the 1970s.

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U.S. sends in $900M anti-missile radar array as North Korea vows to fire up nuclear reactor

2 Apr

Originally posted on National Post | News:

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As North Korea pledges to never abandon its nuclear capabilities, the National Post’s Scott Barber looks at the escalating rhetoric coming from the Hermit Kingdom, and the world’s response.

March 7
The U.S. “is set to light the fuse for nuclear war,” said a spokesman for the North Korean foreign ministry after the UN Security Council passes tougher sanctions against North Korea. “[North Korea] will exercise the right to
a preemptive nuclear attack to destroy the strongholds of the aggressors and to defend the supreme interests of the country.”

March 11
The United States and South Korea begin annual “Key Resolve” military exercises. In response, North Korea officially quashes the 1953 armistice which ended the Korean War — an act they have done six times since 1994 — and breaks off a Red Cross communication line with South Korea.

March 12
North Korean leader…

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Experts assessing damage to reef after $277M U.S. ship chopped into pieces for removal

31 Mar

Originally posted on National Post | News:

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MANILA, Philippines — Workers in the southwestern Philippines have removed the last major part of a U.S. Navy minesweeper from a protected coral reef where it ran aground in January, and the damage will be assessed to determine the fine Washington will pay, officials said Sunday.

A crane lifted the 250-ton stern of the dismantled USS Guardian on Saturday from the reef, where it accidentally got stuck Jan. 17, officials said. The reef, designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural arm, is located in the Tubbataha National Marine Park in the Sulu Sea, about 644 kilometres southwest of Manila.

The doomed $277-million ship’s parts will be transported to a Navy facility in Sasebo, Japan, to determine which ones can be reused and which will be junked, Philippine coast guard Commodore Enrico Efren Evangelista…

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