Oil leaking container ship might cause environmental catastrophe

Oil leaking container ship might cause environmental catastrophe
By 5T2Mgk On July 27th, 2017

Sunday, January 21, 2007

In the United Kingdom, an anti-pollution operation is under way after the stricken ship MSC Napoli started to leak dangerous heavy fuel oil.

The heavy fuel oil that is leaking from the beached Italian ship is extremely dangerous for the environment. Fear of pollution increased after the ship was further damaged during storms last Thursday. MSC Napoli was beached by Devon coastguards after it suffered heavy structual damage in the gale force storms of Thursday, 18 January 2007, that wreaked havoc across Northern Europe. The ship, which contains 160 containers of hazardous chemical substances, is listing at 35 degrees.

The entire 26-man crew was rescued by navy helicopters Thursday after severe gales. Cracks were found on both sides of the ship, but the current oil leak was not expected.

Around 2,400 containers were carried by the 62,000 tonne ship, some of which contain potentially dangerous hazardous chemicals.

The Coastguards have reported that up to 200 of the containers carrying materials such as perfume and battery acid are loose from the ship and they are looking for missing containers. South African stainless steel producer Columbus Stainless confirmed on Friday that there was at least 1,000 tonnes of nickel on board MSC Napoli.

A hole in the ship flooded the engine room and there’s now fears that the ship will break up. Saturday MSC Napoli was towed to Portland when a ”structural failure” forced the salvage team to beach it. As the storms have continued MSC Napoli has been further damaged.

The authorities have warned people about the pollution, which already has reached the beaches at Devon, but many want to see it on their own. Police have closed Branscombe Beach as more than 20 containers have broken up scattering their contents along the beach.

Sky News reported Sunday that the costs of the accident might be very high as thousands of pounds worth of BMW motorbikes, car parts, empty oak barrels and perfume might get lost in flooding containers.

Van der Sloot not re-arrested in Holloway case

Van der Sloot not re-arrested in Holloway case
By 5T2Mgk On July 27th, 2017

Friday, February 15, 2008

Joran van der Sloot will not be re-arrested in the Natalee Holloway-case, the Aruban public prosecution department confirms today. The Dutch student Van der Sloot, major suspect in the disappearing of Holloway, confessed on secret footage that he was with Natalee the evening she died. The Aruban appeal court says that, while Joran van der Sloot is still an important suspect, the tapes don’t reveal enough new evidence to bring him back into custody. Van der Sloot was already arrested twice in this case.

Van der Sloot’s confession on secret camera while in a car with a friend includes his statement that after Natalee died, her body was dumped at sea by a friend. The footage was presented on Dutch television by crime-reporter Peter R. de Vries, and was also aired in the United States and other countries.

Van der Sloot’s lawyer Bert van Rooij told Dutch Radio-1 today that justice officials based their decision not to re-arrest Van der Sloot on his statement that the confessions he made on the video are made-up. “There are objective facts which counteract what he has said,” said Van Rooij.

Object that fell through roof of New Jersey home not a meteorite

Object that fell through roof of New Jersey home not a meteorite
By 5T2Mgk On July 26th, 2017

Saturday, May 12, 2007

An object that fell through the roof of a New Jersey home in January was not a meteorite, according to Jeremy Delaney, a geologist at Rutgers University. Instead, it appears the object was space junk or orbital debris.

“Basically, it’s a piece of stainless steel. There’s huge amounts of material that have been left by the various space programs of the world,” said Delaney.

The meteorite shaped object was not from a naturally occurring substance and had a silver like reflection. It weighed about the same as a small can of soup, 13 ounces (about 370 grams), but was no bigger than a golf ball.

Earlier during the incident, scientists from Rutgers examined the object visually along with police who were at the scene, and determined it was a meteorite. But further tests by geologists confirmed that it was not a meteorite, but probably a metal piece from a rocket or satellite. They had earlier thought it was made of iron.

“That’s the nature of science. If the conclusion from the test says it’s not a meteorite, then it’s not a meteorite. We have to move forward,” said Srinivasan Nageswaran, a member of the family that found the object.

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The Top Dinnerware Brands And Why People Love Them}

By 5T2Mgk On July 25th, 2017

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The Top Dinnerware Brands And Why People Love Them


Jacob Tyler

Are you aware of the top dinnerware brands? Do you want them in your kitchen for a better representation? Well, if you don’t know, then you must know and if you already know, why not expand it with some more information. Only a few sites offer a collection of selected brands and products, which are popular among online customers.

Arte Italica

, an Italian brand name that resonates everywhere for its exclusive collection of dinnerware and home decor products. These Italian ceramics are handcrafted and hand-painted by impeccable craftsman, who give a dazzling appearance to them. A fine work of art is absolutely worth admiring and that is what people feel attracted to. Notwithstanding any metallic utensil, the people feel these are the prized possessions for their kitchen.

The Vista Alegre has an intimate association with the Portuguese culture and history and that reflects on its products. The elegant yet trendy designs, top-class quality and exceptional functionality has mesmerized its users. Definitely, one gets blown away once they view the products. But, if only we credit the brands for their popularity, it won’t be fair to the online stores that have been selling them.

Key takeaways of online offers

Notably, there are websites that passionately sell a vibrant collection of these along with other products. Not just that, they have lucrative offers ready for the customers to take home the best deals.

The key takeaways include:

Discounted price tags on several products have caught the attention of buyers and apparently, the sales have an upward figure.

Combo offers are the latest gigs to directly influence the customers to buy off their favorite products and receive others too.

The convenience for online shopping has enabled buyers to explore more than one online store at a time, which wasn’t nearly possible at brick-and-mortar stores.

Quick shipping, easy return and refund policy, flexible terms and conditions, etc. have given a greater thrust to the online sales.

Websites like Homebello.com have a phenomenal collection of products that customers have really admired and given favorable ratings in several review websites.

Other products available online

Like it was mentioned earlier, several websites offer a vast range of products, but those are handpicked ones for the convenience of online shoppers. Basketball lovers can find NBA jewelry and gifts, home owners can find home decor items and chefs can discover astonishing sets of kitchen cutlery and accessories on these websites. Hence, the overall product range has been widely appreciated by the online customers.

However, the buyers shouldn’t always get swayed by lucrative offers available online and instead try to verify the seller credentials. Their approval ratings would be shown on the review websites and genuine customers who give their reviews help a buyer decide. Moreover, it is important that buyers check through the return and refund policy, shipping policy and terms and conditions for taking a well-informed decision.

Hence, shopping is fun if one knows where to buy from.

Jacob Tyler is a Home Decor Specialist and reviews different brand products. Writing about two popular brands

Vista Alegre

and Arte Italica, he highlights the importance of online websites in selling those products. Adding to that, he says that NBA jewelry and gifts have been the latest picks’ on the one-for-all-brands websites.

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Six dead following flash flooding in Palestine, Texas

Six dead following flash flooding in Palestine, Texas
By 5T2Mgk On July 22nd, 2017

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

News reports on Monday indicated authorities in Palestine, Texas identified a sixth victim following flash flooding late last week. Giovani Olivas, 30, was reportedly swept away in the flood.

In under an hour late Friday evening, Palestine was deluged by seven inches of rain, causing residents of one neighborhood to flee to their rooftops. Over 30 buildings, included many homes, in the city suffered significant damage.

Lenda Asberry, 64, a retired school teacher, and her four great grandchildren also drowned during the flood. Onlookers reported the woman was attempting to get the children to safety when they were swept away. Asberry’s daughter told reporters water levels were up to the woman’s neck while attempting to save the children.

One resident of the area told reporters “[her] furniture was floating around” inside her home, forcing her to climb atop her couch to seek safety.

Dark skies blanketed the nearby city of Tyler hours before the storm struck. At least one government office located in the Palestine area was closed on Monday and was slated to remain closed on Tuesday due to water damage. A tornado also ravaged much of nearby Lindale, Texas, resulting in severe damage of at least one residence. The storm system moved up along the US eastern seaboard over the weekend.

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Homeopathy Approach For Urine Retention}

By 5T2Mgk On July 19th, 2017

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Submitted by: Steven Guptha

Urinary retention is also known as ischuria.


It is lack of ability to urinate.

It is a common complication of benign prostatic hypertrophy (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH).

Retention of urine can be acute or chronic.

Acute urinary retention:

Even though bladder is full a person with this condition cannot urinate at all.

Acute urinary retention is a medical emergency requiring prompt action.

Chronic urinary retention:

With chronic urinary retention, person may be able to urinate, but you have trouble starting a stream or emptying your bladder completely.

Person may urinate frequently or may feel an urgent need to urinate but have little success when get to the toilet or may feel that still have to go after finishing urinating.

Chronic urinary retention may not seem life threatening, but it can lead to serious problems and should also receive attention from a health professional.


Urinary retention is a common disorder in elderly males as the most common cause of urinary retention is benign prostate hypertrophy .

And this disorder starts around age 50 and symptoms may appear after 10-15 years.

BPH is a progressive disorder and narrows the neck of the bladder leading to urinary retention.

In young males, the most common cause of urinary retention is infection of the prostate (Acute prostatitis).


In the bladder:

a.Neurogenic bladder

b.Iatrogenic scarring of the bladder neck (commonly from removal of indwelling catheters)

c.Damage to the bladder

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d.bladder stones

In the prostate:

a.Prostate cancer

b.Benign prostate hyperplasia






d.spinal cord injury


f.uretheral stricture

g.cystocele and rectocele


Acute urinary retention causes

a.great discomfort, and even pain.

b.Person feel an urgent need to urinate but simply cant.

c.The lower belly is bloated.

Chronic urinary retentioncauses

a.mild but constant discomfort.

b.difficulty starting a stream of urine.

c.Once started, the flow is weak.

d. need to go frequently.

e. dribbling of urine between trips to the toilet because bladder is constantly full, a condition called overflow incontinence.


1.History of Complaints and Physical Examination

2.Urine Sample:

A urine sample will be examined for signs of infection, which may be a cause or a result of urinary retention.

3.Bladder Scan


5.X Ray and Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan

6.Blood Test for Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) for prostate cancer

7.Prostate Fluid Sample for prostatis

8.Urodynamic Tests:

Urodynamic tests include different techniques to measure the bladders ability to empty steadily and completely.



With acute urinary retention, treatment begins with the insertion of a catheter through the urethra to drain the bladder.

This initial treatment relieves the immediate distress of a full bladder and prevents permanent bladder damage.

2.Treatments to Relieve Prostate Enlargement

3.Surgery for Women with Cystocele or Rectocele

4.Treatments for Men with Urethral Stricture


1.Urinary Tract Infection

2.Bladder Damage

3.Chronic Kidney Disease

Homoeopathic treatment:


a.dull distressing pain

b.a feeling of fullness in the bladder, even after urinating, this remedy may be helpful.

c.Urging and discomfort are more intense when the bladder has recently been emptied,

2.Apis mellifica:

This remedy is indicated when the person:

a.frequently needs to urinate, but only small quantities are passed.

b.Stinging and burning sensations are felt

c.Heat and touch make the symptoms worse, and cold applications, cool bathing, and open air bring relief.

d.A lack of thirst is another indication.

3. Belladonna:

This remedy may be beneficial:

a.if urging to urinate is frequent and intense, and the bladder feels very sensitive.

b.A cramping sensation may be felt in the bladder area.

c.Small amounts of highly-colored urine pass(useful even if passes small amounts of blood)

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Kennedy Center names 2007 honors recipients

Kennedy Center names 2007 honors recipients
By 5T2Mgk On July 19th, 2017

Friday, September 14, 2007

The Kennedy Center announced that its 30th presentation of the Kennedy Center Honors would go to pianist Leon Fleisher, comedian Steve Martin, singer Diana Ross, director Martin Scorsese and musician Brian Wilson. The Center was opened to the public in 1971 and was envisioned as part of the National Cultural Center Act, which mandated that the independent, privately-funded institution would present a wide variety of both classical and contemporary performances, commission the creation of new artistic works, and undertake a variety of educational missions to increase awareness of the arts.

In a statement, Kennedy Center Chairman Stephen A. Schwarzman said that “with their extraordinary talent, creativity and perseverance, the five 2007 honorees have transformed the way we, as Americans, see, hear and feel the performing arts.”

Fleisher, 79, a member of the Peabody Institute‘s music faculty, is a pianist who lost use of his right hand in 1965 due to a neurological condition. He became an accomplished musician and conductor through the use of his left hand. At 67, he regained the use of his right hand. With the advent of Botox therapy, he was once more able to undertake two-hand performances in 2004, his first in four decades. “I’m very gratified by the fact that it’s an apolitical honor,” Fleisher said. “It is given by colleagues and professional people who are aware of what [an artist] has done, so it really is apolitical — and that much more of an honor.”

Martin, 62, a comedian who has written books and essays in addition to his acting and stand-up comedy career, rose to fame during his work on the American television program Saturday Night Live in the 1970’s. Schwarzman praised his work as that of a “renaissance comic whose talents wipe out the boundaries between artistic disciplines.” Martin responded to the honor saying, “I am grateful to the Kennedy Center for finally alleviating in me years of covetousness and trophy envy.”

Ross, 63, was a product of Detroit‘s Brewster-Douglass Projects when as a teeager she and friends Mary Wilson and Florence Ballardis formed The Supremes, a ground-breaking Motown act. She portrayed singer Billie Holiday in the 1972 film Lady Sings the Blues, which earned her an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe award. “Diana Ross’ singular, instantly recognizable voice has spread romance and joy throughout the world,” said Schwarzman. Ross said she was “taken aback. It is a huge, huge honor and I am excited to be in this class of people.”

Scorsese, 64, is one of the most accomplished directors the United States ever produced, whose work includes Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, GoodFellas, Cape Fear, The Last Temptation of Christ and The Departed, for which he won a 2006 Academy Award for Best Director after being nominated eight times. Scorsese said, “I’m very honored to be receiving this recognition from the Kennedy Center and proud to be joining the company of the very distinguished individuals who have received this honor in years past.”

Wilson, 65, along with his brothers Dennis and Carl, formed the Beach Boys in 1961. They had a series of hits that included “Surfin’ U.S.A.” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.” Their 1966 album Pet Sounds is considered one of the most influential recordings in American music. “This is something so unexpected and I feel extremely fortunate to be in the company of such great artists,” said Wilson, who is currently on tour.

The Kennedy Center’s board of trustees is responsible for selecting honorees for “lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts.” Previous honorees, including Elton John and Steven Spielberg, also submitted recommendations. A wide variety of people were under consideration, including Emanuel Ax, Evgeny Kissin, Renee Fleming, Laurence Fishburne, Francis Ford Coppola, Melissa Etheridge and Kenny Chesney.

President Bush and first lady Laura Bush will attend the center’s presentation at its opera house on December 2, 2007, which will broadcast on December 26 on CBS.

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Camping Cook Ware Comes With Choices}

By 5T2Mgk On July 16th, 2017

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To prepare campsite meals and feed yourself or family during your camping trip, at least some camping cook ware will be needed. Camping cook ware that is small in size and portable will make your camp cooking and packing for your trip less complicated. Backpackers who are camping will especially appreciate compact, portable camping cook ware. Camping cook ware can range from a simple single pot to a number of skillets and pots in different sizes that nest into each other for easy storage and transportation.

A main choice you will have when shopping for camping cook ware is the type of cook ware material. Aluminum, cast iron, titanium, and stainless steel are all available and each has their own merits. Aluminum, titanium and stainless steel cook ware sets will be lighter and easier to tote around. Aluminum camping cook ware sets may come in non-stick varieties, which will be slightly more expensive. Metal cook ware sets will all be prone to rusting, so be careful that your cooking pans are dry before you store them. Cast iron cook ware sets are especially durable, and can last you a lifetime with proper care. Because they are so sturdy, cast iron cook ware sets will be much heavier and harder to transport than cook ware sets made out of other materials.

Besides pots and pans, utensils and cutlery are other essential pieces of camping cook ware. Depending on what type of campfire foods you want to prepare, you may be able to get away with just a simple knife and spoon, or you may need a more elaborate utensil set including a spatula, measuring cups, tongs and forks. Folding utensil sets are available that allow for easy storage. If you are worried about storage space, a simple and cost effective solution is to purchase an all-purpose wooden spoon and saw off most of its handle, being careful of splinters from the sawed off end. Also, look for plastic cutlery sets including forks, spoons, and knives, for another cost saving way to find camping cook ware.

To minimize the need for lots of camping cook ware, there are a few camp cooking strategies you can follow. For example, much cooking preparation can be done ahead of time in your own kitchen. Vegetables can be chopped up and sauces can be prepared and stored in small containers or plastic bags. This allows you to leave behind the knives, cutting boards, stirring spoons, and other equipment that will take up room and need to be cleaned. Also, sticking to simple camp cooking recipes will allow you to reduce the number of camping cook ware pieces needed for your meal preparation. Aluminum foil cooking is a simple and easy method that creates hot, delicious dishes and the only cook ware needed is a roll of foil.

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Four more found guilty in 1993 Mumbai blasts case

Four more found guilty in 1993 Mumbai blasts case
By 5T2Mgk On July 16th, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2006

The TADA court in Mumbai held four accused guilty of assisting Tiger Memon in smuggling arms and RDX that were used in the serial blasts. Four others were acquitted for want of evidence. Muzamil Umar Kadri, Khalil Ahmed Sayyed Nazir and Gulam Hafeez Shaikh were convicted of helping land RDX on the Shekhadi coast in February 1993, and also for tranporting weapons and possessing illegal arms.

Tulsiram Dhondu Surve, watchman of high security Wangani microwave tower in Raigad district, was found guilty of allowing Tiger’s men to use government property for the purpose of loading arms into vehicles which then transported them to Mumbai. CBI investigations also revealed that Surve had concealed 59 bags of explosives in his field, before handing them over to the bombers. The watchman was convicted under Section 202 of the Indian Penal Code for “not informing authorities of the smuggling of arms and explosives despite having knowledge of the activities.”

Judge Kode, however, acquitted Anant Bhoir, who had allowed his dumper to be used for disposing of RDX in the Nagla Bunder Creek. The court said that Bhoir had not been aware that the sacks contained explosive material. The court also ruled that Bhoir and his co-accused’s confessions were inadmissible since they “appear to have been taken under duress.”

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Los Angeles commuter train collides with freight train; over two dozen killed

Los Angeles commuter train collides with freight train; over two dozen killed
By 5T2Mgk On July 16th, 2017

Saturday, September 13, 2008

At least 25 people have been killed and many more injured when a Metrolink commuter train collided yesterday afternoon with a Union Pacific freight train in the Chatsworth district of Los Angeles. Around 250 firefighters have responded to the accident scene.

Estimates are that 350-400 people were on the number 111 commuter train which departed from Los Angeles’ Union Station at 3:35pm PDT. The collision occurred on Friday at about 4:25pm PDT on Metrolink’s Ventura County Line. The area in which the crash took place is hilly and contains a single track; it is just north of the Chatsworth Metrolink station.

The force of the collision sent the locomotive of the Metrolink train to penetrate deep into the lead bi-level passenger car of the three-car train. The collision then knocked the Union Pacific and Metrolink locomotives on their side along with the lead passenger car.

This is the worst accident I’ve ever seen. Clearly the injuries are going to mount and so are the fatalities.

According to various sources, upwards of 10-15 passengers, possibly even more than 20, have been killed, including a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer. The LAPD has not released the name of the officer. The engineer of the Metrolink train is believed to be another of the fatalities.

The number of injured is believed to be 135, although the precise number is still unclear. According to emergency responders, the injured have been transported to Los Angeles area hospitals, including the University of California, Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Huntington Hospital.

“This is the worst accident I’ve ever seen. Clearly the injuries are going to mount and so are the fatalities,” Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, said.

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It is unclear how the accident occurred. Some of the possibilities include a signal malfunction, a failure by a crew member to notice a signal or a lapse in protocol for moving trains safely in the area. According to Metrolink and the Los Angeles Times, the National Transportation Safety Board has a team on scene and is investigating.

In an apparently unrelated incident less than an hour after the crash in Chatsworth, another Metrolink train collided with a car in Corona, California, killing the female driver of the automobile.

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