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  • Army wonders if Tigers do change stripe (Australian helicopter)

    05/27/2018 8:23:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Australian ^ | May 26, 2018 | KYM BERGMANN
    The army’s fleet of 22 Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters (ARHs) appears to face an uncertain future with the Department of Defence confirming that they will be replaced in the mid-2020s and that they will not be upgraded in the meantime. Until then they will continue to receive a number of apparently minor improvements through a capability assurance program. Enthusiasm for the Tigers has waxed and waned over recent years and now, following another lengthy grounding, a Defence Department spokesperson was prepared only to say: “The capability assurance program is limited and designed to ensure Tiger remains effective until a replacement...
  • Agents: We found tiger cub in duffel-bag carried across border

    05/01/2018 6:21:39 AM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    cbs ^ | May 1, 2018 | cbs
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents found a live tiger cub inside a duffel bag after they saw three people trying to enter the country illegally, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU-TV reports. Agents said they were working near the Rio Grande Monday when they saw the three try to come into the U.S. One was carrying a small, black duffel bag but left it behind when they returned to Mexico. Inside the bag, agents found the male tiger cub. It appeared to be about three or four months old. The cub was brought to the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville.
  • New Yorkers, Here's How to Tell the Difference Between a Tiger and a Raccoon

    04/12/2018 3:04:28 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 58 replies
    vice.com ^ | Apr 12 2018, 5:44pm | Drew Schwartz
    For whoever called the cops after they confused an innocent little trash panda for a killing machine. Early Thursday morning, a New York City neighborhood went on red alert after someone called the cops to report a tiger was roaming the streets of Washington Heights, NBC New York reports. A news chopper descended on the neighborhood frantically looking for the fanged beast, while reporters and police scrambled to track it down on the ground. Denizens scanned Citizen, a crime-reporting app, looking for any update on where the bloodthirsty creature might be. At the end of a harrowing 20 minutes, the...
  • Tiger Woods was 'obnoxious and rude' to Bill Clinton during 2006 round of golf [tr]

    04/04/2018 3:30:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 3, 2018 | Jennifer Smith
    A shattering new biography about Tiger Woods claims he was 'obnoxious' and rude towards former president Bill Clinton during a 2006 round of golf. Tiger Woods is the new book by journalists Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian. It is based on 400 interviews and publicly available information about the greatest golfer in the world. In one excerpt from the book that was published last week by Golf World, the authors describe the 2006 round of golf which Woods and Clinton took part the day before the opening of his Tiger Woods Learning Center.
  • Chinese Wreckers Inflicted 50 Millions Rubles in Damage in a Pacific Federal District Indicted

    02/21/2018 7:42:23 PM PST · by NorseViking · 4 replies
    The damage from the actions of citizens of PRC in Primorye amounted to more than 50 million rubles. They face a lengthy imprisonment if convicted. Citizens of China are jailed before trial in Primorye for attempting to illegally export a large batch of wild animal parts, including the endangered Amur tiger, as well as firearms, ammunition and amber to the PRC, PRIMPRESS reports citing the press service of the Amur Tiger Protection Center. According to the experts, the main part of the contraband are the derivatives of at least five individuals of the Amur tiger (clad skins, 18 claws, bones...
  • 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!