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  • Cops realize tiger is stuffed animal after 45-minute standoff

    02/06/2018 12:23:49 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 6, 2018 | Tamar Lapin
    <p>A Scottish farmer frantically called cops to report a tiger in his cow shed, sparking an armed police standoff — only to learn it just was a large cuddly stuffed animal.</p> <p>Bruce Grubb, 24, was throwing a housewarming party when he spotted the bizarre sight and called police, fearing his pregnant cows were about to be devoured.</p>
  • Flap over federal grant latest in tense city-state relationship on I-49 project in Lafayette

    11/16/2017 8:00:53 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Acadiana Advocate ^ | October 21, 2017 | Ben Myers
    What to do with the rundown, dangerous and divisive Evangeline Thruway is a critical open question facing state transportation officials planning an elevated interstate connection through the heart of Lafayette. The Department of Transportation and Development is considering two options: keep the basic structure in place as a frontage road, or reinvent a portion of the roadway as a pedestrian-friendly “Grand Boulevard.” The thruway cordoned neighborhoods to the east when it was built in 1963, and the boulevard idea aims to reconnect those neighborhoods to downtown commerce. State officials and their consultants said a decision will come within a year....
  • Defence chooses to repair rather than replace grounded helicopters (Australia)

    10/17/2017 3:56:51 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Australian ^ | October 16, 2017 | RORY CALLINAN
    Defence looks set to plough hundreds of millions of dollars into sustaining and upgrading one of its most trouble-prone helicopter models despite the aircraft being grounded over potential safety issues and never seeing a war zone. The attack and reconnaissance Tiger helicopters, which cost about $1.5 billion and more than $800 million to sustain, are supposed to continue to operate into the 2020s. And to maintain operations to 2020, the aircraft needs a mid-life upgrade worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Due to the helicopter’s ongoing problems, such as running seven years late in reaching final operating capability, Defence was...
  • Uncertainty over Trump infrastructure plan jeopardizes transit projects, jobs

    09/22/2017 10:14:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 9, 2017 | Damian Paletta and Mike Debonis (WaPost)
    Dozens of public transit projects around the country are in danger of stalling as the White House's plan to boost U.S. infrastructure fails to gain momentum - with thousands of jobs at risk. The uncertainty over these projects has worsened in recent days as President Donald Trump - who had vowed to make the week's focus infrastructure - faced a series of distractions, including a congressional hearing featuring former FBI director James Comey. The president, who had called for $1 trillion in new infrastructure programs to create millions of jobs, now faces an increasing probability that not only will his...
  • Mystery of the tiger t\that Terrorized Atlanta Is Solved

    09/06/2017 11:05:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 6, 2017 | Jackie Salo
    The tiger gunned down in a wild police chase through suburban Atlanta had escaped unnoticed from an entertainment company truck, authorities said. Feld Entertainment Inc., which produces Disney on Ice and Monster Jam, was transporting the Bengal tiger Wednesday from Florida to Tennessee when the big cat broke free. Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division said that the company was not aware that the animal made a break for it. “The truck had stopped in Georgia during the overnight hours and during that stop, the female Bengal tiger managed to escape unnoticed,” authorities said in a statement.
  • Tiger on the loose near Atlanta killed by police

    09/06/2017 1:45:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed September 6, 2017 | Doug Criss and Kara Devlin
    A tiger seen roaming the streets of suburban Atlanta is dead, but the question remains: Where did it come from? The tiger was spotted early Wednesday morning in Henry County, in south metro Atlanta. Alarmed residents made multiple calls to 911 after seeing the animal, said Capt. Joey Smith of the Henry County Police Department. One of those who called 911 was Brittney Speck. She woke up to police activity outside her house and high beams coming through her windows as authorities searched for the tiger. When she poked her head out of her front door, she was instructed by...
  • Atlanta-area drivers encounter an unexpected creature on I-75

    09/06/2017 10:58:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    herman cain ^ | Sept, 6, 2017 | Dan Calabrese
    Yes. A freaking tiger. Photo courtesy of Twitter user Dispatch Demon. What the . . . ? I've driven through Atlanta at rush hour. It was bad. If I'd seen this, I'd probably have assumed I'd fallen asleep behind the wheel and was dreaming. But it was no dream:
  • Report: Toxicology reveals 5 drugs in Tiger Woods’ system

    08/14/2017 4:35:16 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 50 replies
    Tiger Woods, who had been known to have the painkillers Vicodin and Xanax in his system when he was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence in Jupiter on Memorial Day, also had Dilaudid, Ambien and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) -- the active principle of cannabis -- in his system that night, according to an ESPN.com report.
  • Australia’s Tiger attack helicopters ‘unsafe’

    08/13/2017 9:07:31 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Australian ^ | August 13, 2017 | RORY CALLINAN
    The maker of Australia’s problematic Tiger attack helicopters has issued a safety warning describing all versions of the aircraft as being in an “unsafe condition”. The Airbus bulletin about the choppers which have cost Australia $1.5 billion to buy, was issued after a German operated variant crashed in Africa last month. Blades falling of the German helicopter mid flight have since been blamed as the possible cause of the crash that saw the aircraft plunge into the desert from a height of about 500m killing the two crew. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) which operates 22 of the Tigers last...
  • Tiger Cub Rejected by Its Mother Gains New Mom, Siblings at Oklahoma City Zoo

    07/27/2017 10:31:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    People Mag. ^ | July 26, 2017 | Kate Hogan
    Born on Monday, July 10, at the Philadelphia Zoo, the female Amur tiger cub was the only survivor in her litter of five; two of her siblings were stillborn, one died from an injury sustained by its mother and another suffered from a critical gastrointestinal issue. Despite being a tiny miracle, Zoya was rejected by her mother, 10-year-old Koosaka — a behavior somewhat typical of first-time tiger moms. So the Philadelphia Zoo’s animal care team jumped in to raise her, bottle feeding her and keeping watch around the clock. However, something was missing — namely, peers. “With this single cub,...
  • Germany defends performance of crashed Tiger helicopter in Mali

    07/27/2017 8:52:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 28, 2017 | Andrea Shalal
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's defense ministry on Thursday defended the performance of its Tiger helicopters as part of a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali amid indications that Wednesday's deadly crash of one of the aircraft was due to technical factors. Two crew members were killed when one of Germany's four Tiger helicopters crashed in the West African nation's desert north on Wednesday, but there were no signs that it was downed by an attack, German officials said. It was the first deadly accident involving Germany's Tiger helicopters. Two crew members escaped with minor injuries during an earlier crash in 2013...
  • How Do You Do Eye Surgery on a Bengal Tiger?

    06/16/2017 4:05:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    National Geographic ^ | MAY 27, 2017 | Laura Parker
    Very carefully, of course. Thanks to intrepid vets, a beloved tiger in Australia can now see her food again.Very carefully, of course. Thanks to intrepid vets, a beloved tiger in Australia can now see her food again. Dr. Cameron Whittaker is a veterinarian in Sydney, Australia, who specializes in eye care for animals. Most of his regular patients have names like Fluffy or Buddy. Then there is Indira, a 220-pound Bengal tiger, whose failing vision, along with Whittaker’s efforts to save it, became a challenging nine-month quest Down Under. She faced a delicate surgery, during with multiple possibilities for things...
  • Tiger helicopter: Rival Apache looms as reliability and cost concerns rise (Australia)

    05/28/2017 4:58:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Australian ^ | May 27, 2017 | KYM BERGMANN
    In normal circumstances, Australia’s 22 Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters (ARHs) would be expected to remain in service until around 2040 — but the chances of them being retired in less than a decade are increasing. This is not because of major problems with the airframes — they have plenty of life left in them — but rather because the Defence Department in general and the army in particular are tired of a series of issues that have affected reliability and cost of ownership. Indeed the feeling about the helicopters has become so negative that Defence might not even go ahead...
  • Hillary loved her some Putin

    02/16/2017 7:15:00 PM PST · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 11, 2016 | John Smith
    Hillary was very engaged with Putin in order to share common ground in world affairs. “I would love it if we could continue to build a more positive relationship with Russia,” Clinton said during a speech to Goldman Sachs on June 4, 2013. In the same speech, Clinton said “obviously we would very much like to have a positive relationship with Russia and we would like to see Putin be less defensive toward a relationship with the United States so that we could work together on some issues.” During a speech to the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago on...
  • Vanity: Hold that tiger! Hold that tiger! Hold that Tiger! Hold that tiger!

    12/31/2016 7:41:38 PM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 73 replies
    ESPN live | 12/31/2016 | Me
    Clemson wins! Hold that tiger!
  • When a Dog Became a Mother to Bengal Tiger Cubs in Germany

    12/03/2016 12:06:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    A dog in northern Germany is once again taking on the role of surrogate parent to a big cat, this time helping rear a pair of rejected Bengal tiger cubs. Leon, a six-year old pointer mix, is helping his owner, zoo keeper Jeannette Wurms, raise one-month old Peach and Pearl at home after the cubs were rejected by their mother at Safaripark Stukenbrock near the town of Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock. “What’s exceptional about (Leon) is that he is a male with such motherly instincts which are very marked,” Wurms, who hand feeds the cubs, said on Monday. “He also acts as...
  • Australian government auditor slams Tiger attack helicopter

    09/02/2016 12:07:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    FlightGlobal ^ | 02 SEPTEMBER, 2016 | GREG WALDRON
    The Australia National Audit Office (ANAO) has issued a report that is highly critical of the army’s fleet of 22 Airbus Helicopters Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH). The 64-page report details a range of issues. It identifies 76 “capability deficiencies,” of which the Department of Defence (DoD) deems 60 to be “critical.” “The Tiger helicopter fleet has not yet delivered the original capability expected by the Australian Government, and continues to experience higher than expected sustainment costs and lower than expected aircraft availability,” says the ANAO. On the original acquisition of the type, it contends that the Tiger was still...
  • Black Lives Matter Has Officially Cost Mizzou 2,100 Students

    08/25/2016 6:15:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 24, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The University of Missouri’s (MU) flagship Columbia campus has officially lost a staggering 23 percent of its freshman class this year, an even worse figure than administrators initially predicted in the wake of major racial strife.
  • Woman Killed by Tiger After Exiting Her Vehicle at Beijing Animal Park (video)

    07/26/2016 2:13:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/25/2016 | CATHERINE THORBECKE
    One woman died and another was severely injured after a tiger attacked them when they exited their vehicle while at the Beijing Badaling Wildlife World this weekend, according to Yanqing County government. The incident, caught in part on surveillance video, took place on Saturday at an outdoor, drive-through animal park in China, where visitors can drive around in their cars and view exotic animals as if on a safari. The tragedy occurred when one woman exited her vehicle while in the Siberian tiger enclosure part of the animal park. Surveillance footage shows a woman exiting the passenger side of the...
  • [VIDEO]: Wonderful Videos [How to Mess with Tigers]

    07/25/2016 4:57:00 AM PDT · by Maceman · 10 replies
    Orangutang screws with tigers just for the sport of it. Some fun. Pretty amazing, if you ask me. You can watch it with or without sound. (I prefer without.) P.S. This video doesn't appear to be on YouTube. https://www.facebook.com/WonderfulVideosofficial123/videos/1650868738573663/