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  • Downtown road work, detours galore driving commuters crazy

    09/25/2016 2:16:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 24, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    <p>Tweefie Millspaugh has a relatively short commute from her home in North Baltimore's Abell neighborhood to her job at a downtown law firm. Without traffic, she says, it takes about 15 minutes.</p> <p>But lately, the 54-year-old has found herself yelling fruitlessly in the driver's seat as she sits for 45 minutes on streets jammed by road closures across the city's center. After work, she waits again in a crawling line before finally inching out of her parking garage and into the gridlock.</p>
  • Construction crane collapses in lower Manhattan, killing at least one person

    02/05/2016 6:40:07 AM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    Daily news MSN ^ | February 5, 2016
    One person was killed and another was critically injured when a construction crane tumbled onto a Tribeca street Friday morning, officials said. The crane fell on a row of parked cars when it toppled over on Worth St. near Church St. about 8:30 a.m. as heavy snow fell onto the city. One person died at the scene, officials. A second person was trapped inside a vehicle and was freed by responding firefighters.
  • Fintona, County Tyrone: 80-metre wind turbine collapses ('unusual' event as winds were light)

    01/03/2015 7:13:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/3/15 | BBC
    An 80-metre wind turbine has collapsed on a mountainside near Fintona in County Tyrone. The turbine was one of eight on the Screggagh wind farm on Murley mountain. It is not clear what caused the giant structure to collapse, but people in the industry said it was a highly unusual event especially as winds were light at the time. The turbine, valued at over £500,000, collapsed on Friday evening, scattering debris over a wide area.
  • Area Near Al-Aqsa Mosque Collapses

    08/21/2013 9:05:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    inn ^ | 8/21/13 | Elad Benari
    An area collapsed near the western wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem late Tuesday, reported the Turkish Anadolu news agency. An eyewitness told the agency that the collapse occurred near the Bab as Silsila, on the western part of the mosque. It is the second collapse near the western wall within five years, Cum'a Usayle, an eyewitness, told Anadolu. "The collapse has caused a deep hole there. It is dangerous for the Al-Aqsa Mosque. It poses danger especially for children and women," he said. The report claimed that no security precautions around the area have been taken by Israeli...
  • MSNBC Collapses to Fourth Place: Loses 12% of Viewers

    07/30/2013 7:05:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/13 | John Nolte
    This year's bad news for MSNBC has only gotten worse. The "Lean Forward" network has struggled in the ratings since the Boston Marathon bombings exposed the network's glaring weakness when it comes to news gathering. MSNBC had hoped to turn that around by going all-in on with the Zimmerman, but it didn't. Compared to last year in July, MSNBC was down -12% in total viewers and -4% in the 25-54 demo. "Morning Joe" lost -4% of its viewers, -8% in the 25 to 54 demo. Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, and Lawrence O'Donnell all took huge hits over last year. Hayes...
  • Get Ready To Be “CYPRUSED” At A Bank Near You

    06/02/2013 9:03:30 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 6-2-2013 | Christopher Quigley
    Ready To Be “CYPRUSED” At A Bank Near You Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2013 02, 2013 - 04:42 PM GMT By: Christopher Quigley The banking situation in Europe continues to deteriorate rapidly. As a measure of the ongoing crisis the “ Bail In” option used in Cyprus is actually being made European Commission policy. The following is a recent report from the much respected Irish Times: “Proposals under Irish presidency to deal with European bank collapses likely to ‘bail-in’ large depositors. Deposits of over €100,000 are likely to be hit in the event of future European bank collapses, according...
  • I-5 bridge collapses over Skagit River, sending vehicles, people into water

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A portion of an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River, about 60 miles north of Seattle, collapsed Thursday, sending three vehicles and people plunging into the cold water at least 50 feet below. Amazingly, there were no fatalities, Skagit County authorities said. Three people were pulled from the river and taken to Skagit Valley Hospital and United General Hospital; two were reported to be in stable condition, the other had minor injuries and was being released Thursday night. The survivor who was released was identified as Dan Sligh, 47. His wife, Sally Sligh, 56, remained...
  • Crane Collapses From Building Under Construction In Midtown

    10/29/2012 1:17:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    CBS New York ^ | October 29,2012
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The FDNY is at a high-rise under construction in Midtown where a crane has collapsed. The call came in around 2:30 p.m. Monday at the building on West 57th Street. The top of the crane, about 75-stories up, could be seen dangling down from the luxury building. WATCH LIVE: CBS 2 | LISTEN NOW: 1010 WINS | WCBS 880 All residents of buildings on West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues have been ordered to move to lower floors. All others have been told to avoid the area. There is no falling debris, but the...
  • The Greatest Economic Collapses In History

    07/03/2012 1:11:48 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    TBI ^ | 7-3-2012 | Ben Duronio
    The Greatest Economic Collapses In History Ben Duronio Jul. 3, 2012, 3:05 PM War and politics have been the focal point of the downfall of many dominant nations over the course of world history, but poor economic decisions have also led to countries falling, people dying from hunger, and revolutions changing the course of world history. Niall Ferguson's book, "The Ascent of Money" details the course of economic collapses. The further back the collapse, the less detail there is on the decisions made, the decision makers, and issues surrounding the decisions. But Ferguson does a great job of explaining in...
  • Powerful Earthquake Collapses Buildings In Turkey

    10/23/2011 5:01:50 AM PDT · by Fennie · 95 replies
    IsraelNationalNews ^ | October 23, 2011
    A strong earthquake collapsed homes and buildings in eastern Turkey Sunday morning. Casualty report to come. The mid-day earthquake was recorded at 7.3 on the Richter scale, according to a Greek news agency, and 6.6 by the Associated Press.
  • CBS News Collapses As Katie Couric Heads For The Door (New round of layoffs expected this fall)

    09/01/2010 9:39:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/01/2010 | rebecca Dana
    With a new round of layoffs expected this fall, CBS News is being trimmed to the bone. Rebecca Dana on the dramatic drop in ratings, strange BlackBerry blackouts, and eager suitors for anchor Katie Couric. On Monday, Katie Couric begins her fifth, and quite possibly final, year of hard labor as anchor of the CBS Evening News. However she chooses to mark the occasion, it will no doubt be more subdued than the tears, dancing, and $10 million promotional campaign that attended her debut on Sept. 5, 2006.
  • Obama's Iran Policy Collapses to the Accompaniment Of Mockery Around The Globe

    03/08/2010 10:20:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 101+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 3/9/10 | Joel J. Sprayregen
    Barack Obama, in his first press conference after his election, called Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons ''unacceptable.'' He repetitively offered Iran ''engagement.'' He set a deadline of year-end 2009 for Iranian compliance, now unilaterally extended another three months. (Snip) Obama's Iran policy is collapsing to the accompaniment of open mockery around the globe. Obama assured us that his ''engagement'' would make it easier to enlist other countries to stop Iran. The result is the opposite: Virtually every country Obama approached has rebuffed him.
  • Cowboys Practice Arena Collapses

    05/02/2009 6:48:13 PM PDT · by sawmill trash · 8 replies · 845+ views
    AOL News ^ | 5/02/09 | DAVID JIMENEZ
    (May 2) - Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis was among 12 people injured when winds just shy of tornado strength ripped through the roof of the team's indoor practice facility during a rookie minicamp Saturday.
  • New York City-sized ice collapses off Antarctica (Wilkins ice shelf breaking into icebergs)

    04/28/2009 6:51:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,351+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/28/09 | Alister Doyle
    TROMSOE, Norway (Reuters) – An area of an Antarctic ice shelf almost the size of New York City has broken into icebergs this month after the collapse of an ice bridge widely blamed on global warming, a scientist said Tuesday. "The northern ice front of the Wilkins Ice Shelf has become unstable and the first icebergs have been released," Angelika Humbert, glaciologist at the University of Muenster in Germany, said of European Space Agency satellite images of the shelf. Humbert told Reuters about 700 sq km (270.3 sq mile) of ice -- bigger than Singapore or Bahrain and almost the...
  • Latest ritual goat massacre baffles police

    08/07/2008 6:29:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies · 285+ views ^ | 07/10/2008 | Robbyn Brook
    FORT WALTON BEACH - It's happened again. A Fort Walton Beach police officer found a sixth decapitated pygmy goat early Wednesday at the intersection of Holmes Boulevard and Memorial Drive. "This animal had been killed very close to the time it was put on the ground," said Dee Thompson, director of animal services for the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society. Thompson said feces were found at the scene, which is common when an animal dies. She also said the preservation of the crime scene leads her to believe the officer happened up on the black and white goat relatively soon after...
  • Crane Collapses In Midtown; 4 Dead

    03/15/2008 2:52:06 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 57 replies · 2,855+ views ^ | 03/15/08 | wnbc
    NEW YORK -- A massive crane has collapsed onto several neighboring buildings on the east side of Manhattan, killing at least four people, firefighters said. Fatal Crane Collapse At least nine others were injured, three critically. A full rescue operation is under way in the rubble-strewn area near 51st Street and Second Avenue. Chopper 4 images show that at least three buildings seem to be directly affected by the collapse, while at least another three buildings sustained collateral damage. One small, brick apartment building appeared to have been completely crushed by the falling wreckage. The crane, about 19 stories tall,...
  • Veteran Actor Collapses Onstage, Dies ("He died doing what he loved,..)

    10/06/2006 5:37:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 543+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/6/06 | AP
    CHICAGO - Twenty minutes into the performance of "The Best Man" at a Chicago theater, veteran stage actor Gene Janson, onstage with fellow performer David Darlow, unexpectedly put his head in his hands. When Darlow asked Janson if he was OK, "He replied that he was not," said James Bohnen, artistic director of the Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, which is producing the play. Darlow rushed off the stage to get help, and a nurse in the matinee audience came to Janson's aid. Janson, 72, was taken Wednesday to Lincoln Park Hospital, where he died shortly after of a heart attack,...
  • Volcano's lava dome partially collapses - Mount Merapi

    06/12/2006 9:20:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 675+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/12/06 | Robert Kennedy - ap
    MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia - Mount Merapi's unstable lava dome has partially collapsed, easing pressure that threatened to make the Indonesian volcano erupt. However, the mountain remains as the "highest possible alert," volcanologist Antonius Ratdomopurbo said on Monday. "We should know within two days whether we can lower the (alert) level," Ratdomopurbo said. The mountain has been venting steam and debris for weeks, but its lava dome swelled after a powerful May 28 earthquake, raising concerns the dome could suddenly collapse, sending scalding gas, rocks and debris hurtling into populated areas. A huge, superheated cloud, the largest this year, brought down...
  • Swedish Welfare State Collapses as Immigrants Wage War

    03/28/2006 3:36:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 103 replies · 3,435+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | Tue, 2006-03-28 21:49 | Fjordman.
    Last year I wrote an article about how Swedish society is disintegrating and is in danger of collapsing, at least in certain areas and regions. The country that gave us Bergman, ABBA and Volvo could become known as the Bosnia of northern Europe. The “Swedish model” would no longer refer to a stable and peaceful state with an advanced economy, but to a Eurabian horror story of utopian multiculturalism, socialist mismanagement and runaway immigration. Some thought I was exaggerating, and that talk of the possibility of a future civil war in Sweden was pure paranoia. Was it? In a new...
  • Ancient 'Cyclops' Wall Collapses

    01/18/2006 3:00:30 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 803+ views
    Ansa ^ | 1-18-2006
    Ancient 'Cyclops' wall collapsesExperts study rubble in central Italian town of Amelia (ANSA) - Amelia, January 18 - Part of a massive wall started in around 600 BC around the central Italian town of Amelia collapsed on Wednesday morning for reasons still unclear . The so-called Polygonal walls around Amelia are famous not only for their age but also their size. Built out of huge polygonal stones, they are 8-10 metres high and about 3.5 metres thick . The 20-metre section of wall which collapsed was undergoing restoration work in recent weeks although activity had been suspended for a few...