Delhi Truck driver dies in crash

first_imgNew Delhi: A dumper truck driver was killed after his vehicle crashed into a stationary lorry in north Delhi’s Wazirabad area, police said on Wednesday. Santosh, a resident of Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh, died in the accident which occurred on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday on the Outer Ring near Gopalpur, a senior police officer said. The driver of the ill-fated truck was heading towards Kashmere Gate, police said, adding that he was taken to a hospital but was declared brought dead by the doctors, they said. After conducting post-mortem at the Sabzi Mandi mortuary, the body was handed over to his family members, the officer said. A case under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 304A (causing death by negligence) was registered, he added.last_img read more

Supreme Court asks Centre JK to restore normalcy in Kashmir

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration were on Monday asked by the Supreme Court to restore normalcy in the Valley as early as possible.With the top court taking up multiple pleas on J&K, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the state, told the bench headed by Justice Gogoi that not a single bullet has been fired by security forces after August 5 when Article 370 that granted special status to J&K was revoked and the state bifurcated into two separate union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. In related developments, state Governor Satya Pal Malik met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi and is believed to have briefed him about the security situation in J and K. Union Home Minister Amit Shah also reviewed the situation amid reports that around 230 terrorists were waiting at terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir(PoK) to enter the country. The J&K government, as well as the Centre, should make “every endeavour to restore the normalcy as early as possible”, a bench of the apex court said, adding the “restoration will be on a selective basis keeping in mind the national interest”. Attorney General K K Venugopal also told the CJI-headed bench that comprised justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer about the steps taken by authorities to restore normalcy.last_img read more

Reopening of key Gaza border crossing welcomed by UN aid agency

UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) spokesperson Chris Gunness said it was now crucial that Karni is permanently open and fully functional.“If we are to avoid total aid dependency for Gaza, we need to get commercial imports and exports moving,” Mr. Gunness said.UNRWA and other UN aid agencies have been warning that Gaza faces food shortages within weeks unless the border crossing points into Israel are re-opened after they were closed during the deadly intra-Palestinian fighting that erupted earlier this month.The Karni crossing is considered particularly vital as it used to handle 200 to 300 trucks each day and is the main commercial crossing between Gaza and Israel.The Erez crossing remains open to international agencies’ staff and to health referrals to Israel, while no interruptions have so far occurred along the Nahal Oz line, which supplies petrol, diesel and cooking gas to Gaza. But the Rafah crossing – the main crossing for people – has been closed since 10 June, and an estimated 5,000 Palestinians are waiting at the Egyptian border to return to their homes in Gaza.The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said UN agencies are currently meeting the basic needs of the Gaza Strip’s estimated 1.4 million residents, with about 80 to 90 trucks carrying relief supplies able to enter the territory daily.But there is still a long way to go, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes said today.“Everyone is working hard on this and I welcome the news of our increased capacity to deliver urgently-needed aid in Gaza, but I cannot over-emphasize the importance of ensuring the resumption of full-scale supplies through the main crossing points and beginning to open up regular economic access too.”Since the crisis began in the Gaza Strip, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has reported that there are 100,000 additional recipients of food aid in the crowded territory. The Programme helps about 377,000 people in Gaza, while UNRWA provides food assistance to some 860,000 others there. 28 June 2007The United Nations agency tasked with helping Palestinian refugees today welcomed the opening of the Karni crossing point between Israel and the Gaza Strip, which has allowed 5,000 tons of wheat to reach Gaza. read more

Avaya Continues Mulling NextStep Options

With the announcement, Avaya stock dropped 12% as of press time.Tags:News & ViewsAvayaUnified Communications & CollaborationIndustry NewsNews & ViewsVendor News Articles You Might Like As discussed previously on No Jitter, including in last week’s post “Tick, Tock, the Clock Is Running for Avaya,” the company expected to have a decision to share by week’s end — or 30 days from its Aug. 13 third quarter earnings call. In today’s update, Avaya stated that its “review of a range of strategic alternatives is ongoing” and that it “remains in advanced discussions.” What’s more, Avaya has removed any timeframe for a final decision, though it assured that the review team is “working expeditiously,” to evaluate options. “There can be no assurances regarding the timing of any action or transaction nor that the strategic review process will result in any particular outcome,” stated Avaya, noting, too, that it has no intention of providing updates “unless or until it determines that further disclosure is necessary.” Justifying Workspace Applications: Time to Up the Game Marty Parker September 10, 2019 Communication technology vendors and their value-adding partners must take the lead in defining business justifications for their collaboration and workspace applications. Tick, Tock, the Clock Is Running for Avaya Zeus Kerravala September 06, 2019 Lots of speculation surrounds Avaya’s future, but mum’s still the word on a final decision. whats-next.jpg Mitel, Avaya Merger on Tap? Beth Schultz August 20, 2019 On the heels of word that Avaya is close to reaching acquisition deal, the focus turns to Mitel and a reported bid of $20 per share. Industry watchers — eagerly waiting for news of an Avaya deal — might have to sit tight for a while. Today, the company issued a heads-up that it’s not quite ready to share where it stands with the strategic alternatives it began exploring earlier this year with the help of J.P. Morgan. See All in Unified Communications & Collaboration » Best of Breed vs. Suites: Becoming Moot Point in UC Sorell Slaymaker July 24, 2019 Legacy enterprises must stop ignoring the fact that the future of communications software is embedded in applications. Avaya Still on the Block, Resolution May Come Soon Beth Schultz August 14, 2019 As the company plugs away on cloud sales, CEO Jim Chirico looks to wrap up its review of strategic alternatives in the next 30 days. Log in or register to post comments read more

Delhi home invasion

Two men armed with knives entered a Delhi home and demanded money from the occupants on Thursday.The two suspects gained access at just before 7 p.m. on Feb. 7 through a back door that was left open at the Main Street residence.After making the demand for money, the pair walked through the home and removed various electronic items. They then exited and left the property in an unknown direction.The occupants were not injured and immediately contacted police.Both suspects were described to police as males, black and about 16 years of age.The Norfolk County OPP Crime Unit is continuing to investigate and is seeking assistance from the public. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are being asked to contact the Norfolk County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122, Crime Stoppers at 1 – 800 – 222 – TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com.The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times and to be extremely vigilant when any stranger arrives at your home. read more

Deploring rights abuses in Belarus UN expert calls for detainees release

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Adrian Severin, cited reports that riot police stormed an opposition tent camp in Minsk, the capital, early today, beating demonstrators detained inside buses in order to avoid press attention, and releasing an unknown white gas. “The Special Rapporteur reiterates his call on the Government of Belarus to release immediately and unconditionally all political prisoners, bring all violations of human rights to an immediate end, and investigate them, in order to bring those responsible to justice,” Mr. Severin said in a statement released in Geneva.“The Special Rapporteur urges the President and the Government of Belarus to engage immediately in a constructive dialogue with all sectors of the Belarusian society and with the political opposition before the human rights situation deteriorates even further,” he added.Only yesterday Mr. Severin, who already last week strongly deplored the Government’s actions ahead of Sunday’s vote, noted “with regret” that international monitors had cited arbitrary use of state power, widespread detentions, persistent disregard for the basic rights of freedom of assembly as well as allegations of fraud. “The EP (European Parliament ) ad hoc delegation stated that Alexander Lukashenko cannot be recognized as the legitimate president of Belarus, as the elections were not free, fair or democratic and called for a re-run of the elections, as well as for an extension of European Union sanctions against Belarus,” he said in that statement. Special Rapporteurs, who are unpaid and serve in a personal capacity, receive their mandates from the UN Commission on Human Rights. read more

BQ customers compensated after complaining that paint smells like cat urine

first_img“The bacteria grow in the can and release hydrogen sulphide gas which is the bad egg small, and ammonia which is the urine smell.”In a statement, Valspar said it had re-added an additive previously removed from eight of its 140 paint products, having identified that “in exceptional circumstances” the paints emit an ammonia-type odour.It said: “The ammonia-type odour occurs very rarely and when used on walls that are particularly porous, and where the wall is exposed to excessive heat or direct sunlight. The odour naturally wears off over time.“We are working with B&Q to support our customers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and ask that anyone similarly affected contact B&Q’s Customer Services.” B&Q is to compensate hundreds of customers who have complained that its paint smells like cat’s urine or rotting animals.The smell, emitting from walls and cupboards painted with Valspar paint, is said to get worse in hotter weather and has led many to complain that it is causing headaches.Baffled customers said they had removed all of the furniture from their rooms, bleached the carpets and washed the bedding before eventually realising it was the paint.Valspar, a US firm whose products are supplied exclusively in the UK by B&Q, said the problem was caused by the removal of a preservative which has since been reinstated.Hundreds of people have complained online. One said his room smelt like a “dead soggy mouse” while another said their bedroom was “practically uninhabitable”.Another said she had paid an electrician, plumber and gas man to try and locate the problem before discovering the paint was to blame.Valspar, a US firm whose products are supplied exclusively in the UK by B&Q, blamed the removal of a preservative for the “ammonia-type odour” and said it had now been reinstated. B&Q said it will compensate customers who have purchased the paint But B&Q did not say how much it would refund customers in vouchers or whether the cost of repainting would also be included.Some customers pointed out that they had paid a significant amount for professional decorators to paint their homes and demanded to be compensated.Charlotte Quine from Brighton told BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours: “What concerns me is that it seems the problem is caused by bacteria growing in the paint.“Until Valspar is prepared to investigate and say definitively what is causing this problem I’m slightly concerned about just painting over it. It’s kind of like sweeping it under the carpet.“If there is a bacteria growing in my walls I want to know what it is and whether it’s going to cause any problems.”Several customers complained online that the hideous smell was giving them headaches.Experts have said the problem was most likely to have been caused by a bacterial contamination in the can and was unlikely to be harmful.Graham Hill, managing director of ECHA Microbiology in Cardiff, said that changes to EU law, which restricts the types of preservatives paint manufacturers can use, means the problem is becoming more common.“It’s a well known issue in the paint industry,” he said. B&Q said it will compensate customers who have purchased the paintCredit:Getty Images Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It has advised customers to paint over the offending walls with two coats of alkaline sealer with their chosen paint then on top of that.last_img read more

Greek Cafe exhibition attracts large crowds

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The official launch of the Selling an American Dream: Australia’s Greek Cafe exhibition in Sydney has seen over 300 invited guests crowding into the Macquarie University Art Gallery’s exhibition space. Over 120 unique black and white historical and contemporary photos were on display, as well as a diverse array of Greek Cafe ware and signage. The curators, photographer Effy Alexakis and historian Leonard Janiszewski, received many congratulations for mounting a magnificent exhibition.last_img read more

Oakleigh gets World School status

first_imgFollowing four years of planning and development, Oakleigh Grammar has been granted official status as an International Baccalaureate (IBO) World School.Recognised globally, the school’s Middle Years Program (MYP) was accredited with the status last week, granting educators and students access to what the school described as “unparalleled educational resources”. Principal Mark Robertson said that that the school’s status as an IBO World School was “a significant achievement”.The newly-implemented program being offered to years 6 to 9, and year 10 in 2016, is a five-year project that places greater emphasis on the learner and the development of their learning skills. The curriculum comprising of eight subject groups grants students a greater opportunity to explore different subject areas, enabling them to decide which streams they would like to pursue while completing their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).Deputy principal Peter Cummins says they are already reaping the rewards of the program, so far having seen “a huge impact on student learning and achievement”.More than 4,000 schools have opted to take part in the IBO program, a trend attributed to the emphasis placed on students’ personal development, encouraging them to make practical connections between their studies and the world around them. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Air India system restored after server shutdown affected flight services worldwide

first_img This is not the first time that something like this has happened. A few days back due to a technical glitch in the airline’s check-in software delayed 25 of its flights across India. “Between 3:30 to 4:30 am today, passenger services system of Air India that is run by SITA was taken for maintenance and after that, it remained down till 8:45 am, it has just come back. System restored. During the day we will see consequential delays,” Air India chairman Ashwani Lohani was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.Passengers had earlier tweeted saying that they no information as to when the services will resume. Air India passengers stranded at Delhi airport.Twitter/ANIHours after Air India’s operations were affected across the world, the airline managed to restore its system on Saturday, April 27. The airline’s SITA server was down since 3 am due to which flights including both — domestic and international — have been affected and the airline was not able to issue boarding passes to passengers at airports across the world.The airline issued a statement today morning confirming that the issue was resolved. “Air India System restored,” said Ashwani Lohani, Chairman and Managing Director of Air India.Though the server has been restored, the shutdown has affected both domestic and international travellers. Hundreds of passengers who were stranded at airports not only complained about delayed flights but also shared pictures and videos of crowded airports in Mumbai and the national capital.last_img read more

Just A Piece Of Plastic Bump Stocks Thrust Tiny Texas Town In

first_imgGrateful for Slide FireIn Moran, folks are watching the debate and worrying. Shackelford County Commissioner Lanham Martin, who lives in Moran, has known the Cottle family a long time. They’re one of the oldest families in town, and he used to drink coffee with Jeremiah’s grandfather.“I know in my heart that Jeremiah’s sick over it,” he said, “sick that something that he put so much time and effort in was misused the way it was misused.”CREDIT CHRISTOPHER CONNELLY / KERA NEWSShackleford County Commissioner Lanham Martin, who lives in Moran, says the town’s post office would have shut down without the business from Slide Fire Solutions.Standing in front of the small brick post office, Martin says there’s not much to this tiny town that’s seen better days: Just a bank and a school, a little restaurant and a liquor store. There are more than a few boarded up shops.The post office was even slated to be shut down, Martin said.“If it hadn’t been for Slide Fire doing all of their mail order, or a big portion of their mail order, through this post office, we’d have lost our post office,” Martin said. Even now, it closes at noon.As for the current calls to ban bump stocks, he thinks it’s foolish. People are just looking for something or someone to blame for the tragedy in Las Vegas, he said.“It’s just a piece of plastic. It’s a product. It’s not something that if I lay it on the hood of my pickup is going to jump up and try to shoot me,” he said. CHRISTOPHER CONNELLY / KERA NEWSSlide Fire Solutions, Inc., makes bump stocks, which allows semi-automatic rifles to fire like automatic weapons. There are calls to ban bump stocks after a dozen such devices were found with the gunman who killed 58 people in Las Vegas.A company in the tiny town of Moran, Texas is facing scrutiny for one of its main products after a gunman opened fire on Las Vegas concert-goers earlier this month.The shooter had semi-automatic rifles fitted with bump stocks, which allowed him to rein down bullets on the crowd like he had fully automatic weapons.Now, congressional leaders are considering regulating or banning bump stocks. That would be a hit to Moran, home to Slide Fire Solutions, a leading maker of the devices. Residents of the small town say it’s scapegoating one of its largest employers.Moran, population 270, is a couple hours west of Fort Worth, 19 miles from the interstate up a winding country highway where bugs the size of hummingbirds thwack against the windshield. Business boomCottle didn’t respond to requests for comment. He told the Albany News in 2011 he created the first bump stock because he couldn’t afford a fully automatic weapon, but wanted the thrill of one. Buying a Slide Fire bump stock and a semi-automatic rifle costs about a tenth of what it costs to buy a heavily regulated and expensive machine gun.When he launched the business out of his home, Cottle didn’t expect the level of demand for his bump stocks. Slide Fire sold more than 35,000 units in the first year, making over $10 million. It’s become part of an industry offering gun enthusiasts after-market upgrades to outfit their weapons.“Here at Slide Fire, it’s always about doing something and pushing it to the edge, giving the people what they’re excited about. And that’s what pushes us to innovate our new products,” Cottle said in a company promotional video.Orders for bump stocks surged last week, after the Las Vegas shooter killed 58 people and injured hundreds. Law enforcement found a dozen rifles outfitted with bump stocks in his hotel room. Slide Fire stopped taking new orders in order to could catch up with the demand.Retailers like Walmart and Cabela stopped selling the devices after the shooting. Banning bump stocksNow, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are talking about taking action to curtail the availability of bump stocks, saying the devices seem to circumvent federal restrictions on machine guns.“Fully automatic weapons have been banned for a long time,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told MSNBC. “Apparently this allows you to take a semi-automatic and turn it into a fully automatic so clearly that’s something we need to look into.”Texas Sen. John Cornyn called on federal regulators to revisit a 2011 determination by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that bump stocks don’t fall under existing gun laws. Even the typically hard-line National Rifle Association signaled in a statement that the devices possibly “should be subject to additional regulations.”Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein has introduced a bill to ban bump stocks entirely.“Regulations aren’t going to do it, and the ATF has said as much to a congressman in a letter a year or so ago. We need a law,” she told Face the Nation on Sunday. Small-town prideFriday nights here are like Friday nights across rural Texas: Focused on football. The Bulldogs are on the field, the purple on their uniforms reflected on the cheering fans in the bleachers. Six-man football is the game, since there aren’t enough kids to field a full team with 11 players.“It’s a very unique town. Country, about the best country town I know of. It’s awesome” said Gayle Brown, who moved to Moran from Oklahoma 30 years ago and has watched kids and grandkids graduate from the local high school. “You know, our kids grow up here, move away, and they all come back eventually.”Jeremiah Cottle, the founder of Slide Fire Solutions, is one of those.CREDIT CHRISTOPHER CONNELLY / KERA NEWSThe Moran High School Bulldogs play six-man football in this tiny town of 270 people. Jeremiah Cottle, inventor of the bump stock, often attends the games, residents say.After years in the Air Force, Cottle came home to Moran. He invented the bump stock and founded his company here in 2010. Brown says folks here see him as a hometown boy making good in his community.  “Yeah, there is a lot of pride, and we are very prideful people here,” she said.Slide Fire Solutions makes its bump stocks in a big tan metal building just down a farm-to-market road, past the town cemetery. A bump stock replaces the part of the rifle that rests on the shoulder. The device uses energy from the gun’s recoil to bump the trigger back toward the shooters trigger finger over and over quickly, letting fly a continuous stream rapid fire shooting like a fully automatic weapon.   Share Residents’ viewBack at the football game, that’s a pretty solid majority opinion. Two people quoted the old NRA slogan that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. One man blamed a loss of traditional values for deadly mass shootings. Most people said they just don’t see how banning bump stocks will prevent mass shootings.It wasn’t unanimous, though: One man said he didn’t think bump fire stocks should be legal. A woman worried folks would think ill of Moran residents because of Slide Fire.But most people are just glad that the business exists, like David Brown.“Some of my good friends work out there and they love working out there. It’s a good job and it pays good and that’s hard to find in a little town. So it’s made a big difference around here as far as somewhere to work,” Brown said.Brown is an army veteran. He knows his way around guns and says he owns a Slide Fire bump stock. It’s attached to his AR-15. He shoots for fun, and it’s more fun to shoot more rounds, he says.“It’s like guys that buy a car and go add wheels and add this and add that. To a gun guy, you buy an AR and you add stuff to it. You add a pistol grip, you add a scope, you add a bump fire stock and you accessorize,” he said.Folks in this small town say they’re horrified by what happened in Las Vegas. But that doesn’t mean they think banning bump stocks and shutting down a local business would do much to stop mass shootings in the future.last_img read more

RYOT CoFounder Bryn Mooser Out at Oath EXCLUSIVE

first_imgWith the new ownership structure, RYOT’s role also underwent some changes. The unit started to produce branded content for Oath, and partnered with Vice to produce a series of documentaries — a deal that came together largely because of Verizon’s existing commitments to Vice that had to be realigned because of the demise of Go90.Bryn’s departure came as a surprise to much of RYOT’s staff, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. There have not been any other layoffs in connection with this change, but the move has shaken staffers, with some wondering about the future of the unit.However, the recent opening of the RYOT Innovation Studio seems to signal that Verizon is committed to the future of Ryot. The studio, which Stone was set to lead together with Mooser, is located on Verizon’s Playa Vista, Calif. Campus, and is meant to work closely with the telco’s 5G Lab. Oath’s immersive entertainment studio RYOT has seen some executive changes last month: The company has parted with co-founder and CEO Bryn Mooser, Variety has learned.A Verizon Media Group / Oath spokesperson confirmed Mooser’s departure in a statement to Variety: “Bryn Mooser will be moving on from Oath to pursue new opportunities. As one of the founders of RYOT, he built this emerging brand to be an Emmy nominated powerhouse of creative storytelling. We thank him for all that he has contributed to the company.”Zeda Stone, who has been leading the recently-announced RYOT Innovation Studio facility, has been elevated to lead all of RYOT going forward. Hayley Pappas continues to oversee the group’s RYOT Films efforts as part of RYOT.The Departure of Mooser is a significant change for RYOT; Mooser co-founded the company some 6 years ago as a social impact startup, and has since produced VR videos about the earthquake in Nepal, slums in Haiti and more. The company was acquired by the Huffington Post in 2016, and became part of Oath through Verizon’s acquisition of AOL. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Ghosts In Haunted Houses Might Be Caused By Carbon Monoxide Leaks

first_imgWe all have our views and opinions on the supernatural. Many people are highly skeptical regarding the existence of ghosts, ghouls, phantoms, and other supernatural entities, while believers will adamantly argue that the paranormal is very real, backing up their claims with countless stories and alleged sightings of the past. There are also plenty of people who find themselves somewhere in the middle, not quite sure what to believe. No matter where you find yourself on the spectrum of skeptic to believer, the subject of spooky sightings and haunted houses is always an interesting one.Leap castle in Coolderry, Ireland is reputedly one of the most haunted castles in the worldA Gallup poll from 2005 revealed that around 37 percent of Americans believed in haunted houses, and many people love to hear stories about these kinds of spooky old homes and eerie abandoned mansions. But it turns out that science might have a very rational explanation for these kinds of tales.For years, people have attempted to debunk ghost stories and find logical explanations for so-called haunted houses. In many cases, creaky floorboards and strange bumps in the night really do have perfectly logical explanations and causes. Anything from faulty wiring to drafts and old pipes could cause the likes of cold spots and strange sounds, but what about ghostly apparitions and sightings of spooky figures?A haunted house in the middle of a creepy dark forestWell, there might be a reasonable explanation for these instances as well. A Halloween-themed episode of the This American Life podcast began with the retelling of a story that had been documented in the American Journal of Ophthalmology back in the 1920s. On November 15, 1921, to be precise, a woman claimed that she and her family had experienced some very odd events in their home.She revealed that she’d heard footsteps passing overhead when nobody was there. Her nights would be disturbed by loud noises like furniture being moved around, she experienced an eerie feeling like someone was following her as she walked along the halls of the house, her bed sheets would be torn away in the middle of the night, and, most distressingly of all, she once saw a man and a woman sitting right at the foot of her bed.Would you dare to trick-or-treat at this house on Halloween?It all sounds like the perfect plot for a horror movie, but it was a very real and terrifying experience for the woman and her family. She spoke to medical professionals, friends and family members about her ghostly encounters and couldn’t seem to get any real answers or help — until one day, her brother-in-law suggested that the family was being poisoned and suffering from hallucinations as a result.It turned out that the brother-in-law’s informed opinion was right on the money. The woman called in some experts to take a look around the home and it was quickly discovered that a faulty furnace was leaking carbon monoxide around the house, rather than expelling it up the chimney as it should have done. The family were being slowly poisoned every single second they lived in the house.Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that can cause all kinds of medical symptoms from headaches and dizziness to vomiting, chest pains, and even death in large enough doses.E. C. White demonstrating the use of an apparatus for the automatic analysis and indication of the carbon monoxide content of a gas streamIt attacks the body by latching onto red blood cells, preventing oxygen from being carried around to the organs, muscles, and brain. Essentially, this is what caused the family’s hallucinations, as a lack of oxygen to the brain, combined with dizziness, drowsiness, and other symptoms, could make it very easy for someone to think they were hearing sounds or seeing shadowy figures.NBC reports that a very similar case occurred in 2005. A terrified woman was found after allegedly seeing a ghost in her shower. It turned out that a new water heater that had been recently fitted was faulty, leading to a carbon monoxide leak.A Gallup poll from 2005 revealed that around 37 percent of Americans believed in haunted housesThis shows just how dangerous and scary carbon monoxide poisoning can be, proving yet again how important it is to get boilers and water heaters checked regularly and to have carbon monoxide detectors fitted around the home.Read another story from us: Secrets of Japan’s Most Beautiful and Haunted CastleOf course, not all haunted house stories can be traced back to carbon monoxide poisoning, but these true stories show that there are some cases where ghosts and ghouls really aren’t all they seemed to be. There are still a lot of believers in haunted houses out there, and plenty of strange stories and grisly mysteries left unexplained and unsolved.last_img read more

Malaysia Airlines continues Australia New Zealand flights as normal

first_imgMalaysia Airlines has confirmed all scheduled flights to and from Australia and New Zealand will continue to operate as normal, stating the Malaysian Government, the airline’s majority shareholder, is committed to ensuring Malaysia Airline’s long term future as its national carrier.Malaysia Airlines flies to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin and Auckland and will continue with its normal schedule.“We are determined to rebuild trust in Malaysia Airlines as one of the best full-service carriers in the world and we appreciate the support of travel agencies, passengers and our valued employees,” Malaysia Airlines regional senior vice president Australia, New Zealand and South-west Pacific, Poh Kait said.The Australasian region is the airline’s main market outside Malaysia, with the airline having boosted capacity from Australia and New Zealand in February 2014 and invested AUD $800 million in new aircraft, due to an increase in demand.Meanwhile, in light of the recent tragedy, Malaysia Airlines will offer a waiver for flight bookings and tickets, effective immediately, until Thursday 24 July, for travel between 18 July and 31 December.Passengers who wish to postpone or cancel their travel plans can obtain a refund, including for non-refundable tickets, and may contact their nearest Air Malaysia ticketing office or call centre on the numbers below.Australia 13 26 27New Zealand 0800 777 747Malaysia 1300 883 000Outside Malaysia +603 7843 3000Families may contact +603 7884 1234For up to date information concerning Malaysia Airlines, please see www.malaysiaairlines.comSource = ETB News: Lana Bogunovichlast_img read more

IHG opens the fourth Holiday Inn Express Singapore

first_imgSource = InterContinental Hotels Group Holiday Inn Express Singapore Serangoon Great Room 1IHG opens the fourth Holiday Inn Express SingaporeInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has announced the latest addition in Singapore, the fourth Holiday Inn Express hotel in this country, Holiday Inn Express Singapore Serangoon. Located within walking distance of Little India heritage area, this contemporary hotel offers comfort, convenience, and the best value for smart travellers for both leisure and business purposes.Within a 20-minute drive of Changi Airport, Holiday Inn Express Singapore Serangoon offers convenient access to Farrer Park and Jalan Besar MRT stations where travellers can connect to Asia’s leading leisure destination including Sentosa, Botanic Garden, Marina Bay Sands, Merlion Park and Orchard Road. The hotel is also only a few minutes’ walk from the famous 24-hour Mustafa Shopping Centre, and City Square Mall. With the hotel situated between two important MRT stations, business travelers can easily access Kallang, MacPherson, Bugis, and Central Business District.The hotel is surrounded by hip and innovative cafés, local and international restaurants, colourful shophouses, and a rich cultural heritage that offers unique sights and experiences only found in this part of Singapore. The area is famous for its Heritage Trails that explore Serangoon in the 1900s including the Indian Heritage Centre, the Former House of Tan Teng Niah, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Foochaw Methodist Church, Tekka Centre, and many more delights.Designed with the philosophy to provide everything guests need and nothing they don’t, the hotel offers simple yet smart features for a comfortable stay. Guests can enjoy amenities including:Free and fast Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel to stay connectedFree Express Start™ Breakfast at the brand’s signature Great Room or aGrab & Go option for a smart start.Comfortable and high-quality bedding with a choice of firm or soft pillows for a great night’s sleep.Refreshing power showers with a multifunctional showerhead and fluffy towels to stay revitalised.A 24-hour fitness room to stay energised and keep up the fitness routine away from home.A self-service business centre, internet stations and laundry stationsThe hotel architectural design is about bringing a carnival concept combined with a history of the iconic landmark into life by reflecting the old days through modern design of colourful geometric pattern which is inspired by carnival Ferris’s wheel. The design also pays homage to past landmarks such as the New World Amusement Park, one of Singapore’s earliest amusement parks. This latest Holiday Inn Express hotel features unique, funky, and lively elements to enhance your stay.Commenting on the opening, Ashleigh Garside, General Manager, Holiday Inn Express Singapore Serangoon said: “We are excited to introduce our guests to the latest Holiday Inn Express Singapore Serangoon. Both business and leisure travellers will experience a refreshingly smart stay that delivers more where it matters most, with our commitment to Simple Smart Travel. We look forward to welcoming you to this ideal destination to explore the rich heritage of Little India and Serangoon districts.”Holiday Inn Express Singapore Serangoon joins other Holiday Inn Express hotels in Singapore, following the successful openings of Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road, Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay, and Holiday Inn Express Singapore KatongThe hotel is offering a special opening promotion from SGD140++ per night, for bookings from now until 31 March 2019. For reservations and more information on Holiday Inn Express hotels around the world, please visit www.holidayinnexpress.com.last_img read more

Landscaping manager Ron Chandler uses the power wa

first_imgLandscaping manager Ron Chandler uses the power washer to thoroughly clean the inner surface of the pool. Landscaping staff Steffan Phillips removes loose tiles around the rim of the pool. October 25, 2010As the cold season approaches, the pool has been drained to allow for some major maintenance.center_img Here we see the east end of the pool deck closed off with a new fence and gate.last_img

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