A sticky situation
4 men and 11 live sheep found in small car; yes it was new zealand.(70 posts) (4 voices)
Britain's Ministry of Defence pays out $3500 in compensation for death of pet parrot
News Limited Network
June 04, 2013 5:38AM
image: blue fronted Amazon parrot
Parrots feature prominently among a long list of compensation payouts by Britain's Ministry of Defence for low-flying aircraft in the past three years.
The Ayrshire fatality follows a similar case where another parrot fell of its perch - but this time it broke both its legs.
The vet bill - including two splints - was picked up by the Mod.
The Telegraph reports the two parrot incidents as among $2.2 million paid out in more than 200 claims.
Many of the claims relate to livestock - where low-flying aircraft have been blamed for cows not producing milk and chickens not laying.
A family in Lancashire was paid almost $1500 for damage to a child's trampoline
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this is the most beautiful cat i have seen. unfortunately the image doesnt capture its ambience. actually there are two of them but the other was hiding when i actually got to photo oportunity. i think the other one may be even better. darker, contrasty.
but still a poor substitute for the totally gorgeous and ambient red panda
talking about pussy, sickgut thrown in the towel? http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=696882#696882 another lost in transit member?
latest from lobster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpIzztouTSs
Man Shoots Down Chicken Rice Merchant
A long-haired man was reported to have shot down a chicken rice merchant after the merchant refused to give him a big portion of sauce. After the merchant refused to give him the sauce for the chicken rice, the long-haired man pulled up his gun. He shot 10 times at the merchant but the merchant luckily survived.
PATTAYA – May 28, 2013 [PDN]; Police officers of Pattaya City police station were informed that a suspect used a gun to shoot down a chicken rice shop at Thepprasit Rd. Police immediately sent out a team to investigate the incident.
The incident happened at a commercial building, where the chicken rice shop is located at. When police arrived at the scene, 35 year-old Sakpadung Benjakul was already waiting for the police. The gun’s bullets didn’t hit him except that a bullet luckily scraped his head. He was only lightly injured by the bullet. Police found 9 mm. sized bullet cartridges around the scene.
When police questioned Mr. Sakpadung, police were made aware that a Thai customer, estimated to be aged 30, came in to eat with his girlfriend at chicken rice shop. As he was eating, he asked Mr. Sakpadung, the shop’s owner if he could have more sauce, but the man who asked for sauce wanted him to put the sauce in a soup bowl. But Mr. Sakpadung refused as he said it would be a waste. After that, Mr. Sakpadung reached the man’s sauce cup, but he accidentally dropped the cup, making the man extremely unhappy. He then went on to fight Mr. Sakpadung, but he couldn’t fight as he was smaller than Mr. Sakpadung. He then further insulted him and fled with his girlfriend.
Mr. Sakpadung then told the police that the man came back after 5 minutes with a gun in his hand. He fired 10 bullets at Mr. Sakpadung and his shop, making his shop receive damage and he himself was injured as well. His customers panicked as soon as they saw that was shooting at the shop, they ran away as fast as they could. After the suspect fled, Mr. Sakpadung noticed that his head was scraped lightly by a bullet, which made him luckily survive.
Police then told the police around the area to watch-out for the suspect. Police then questioned witnesses around the area, they also checked out the local CCTV cameras. Police are now investigating incident and has promised to have results in the near future.
Police Arrest Chicken Rice Shop Gunman
Police arrested a long-haired man, who was found guilty for shooting down a chicken rice shop. He intended to shoot the owner of the shop as he did not give him a big bowl of chicken rice sauce. Making the long-haired man angry and shoot down the shop.
PATTAYA – June 2, 2013[PDN]; At 08.30 AM, Police Maj. General Katcha Tatsart, Commander of Chon Buri police together with various police chiefs in the region teamed up to arrest the suspect who shot down a chicken rice shop in Pattaya a few days ago, which was a hot topic in the region. The man who was arrested was identified as 26 year-old Mr. Watcharawong Leelasirinuwong, he was arrested after he tried to kill the owner of a chicken rice shop in Pattaya. It was reported that he used a 9 mm. handgun in the incident. The owner of the shop was slightly injured, a bullet just went by his head, making him lucky to be still alive.
The suspect or Mr. Watcharawong was arrested at his apartment in Jantaburi province on June 1, he was then mobilized to Chon Buri and Pattaya to be further questioned by the police.
Mr. Watcharawong did confess and admit that he did use a gun to shoot down the chicken rice shop. He said that he only wanted to teach the shop’s owner not to disobey him ever again. As Mr. Sakpadung Benjakul, the shop’s owner, refused to give him a bigger sized sauce plate. Which made Mr. Watcharawong extremely upset and angry, he then went to get his gun and shoot down the shop. Mr. Watcharawong is now being prosecuted by the police and will be taken into jail.
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They bury their bicycles
Japanese cyclists park their wheels at automated underground facilities
Five small booths stand in a plaza in Konan Hoshi no Koen Park in Tokyo's Minato Ward. These modest-looking structures are the gateway to a surprisingly large underground realm.
Beneath each booth is a deep cylindrical space housing a mechanised bicycle-storage device. The five sites can accommodate about 1,000 bicycles.
At the entrance to each booth is a platform where a cyclist can place his or her bicycle. A door automatically opens and the bicycle is quickly taken out of sight. To retrieve it, the user waves a card with an integrated-circuit chip over a sensor. The bike is whisked up to ground level in 13 seconds.
The service is available from 4.30am to 1.30am. The fee is ¥1,800 per month.
The system was first put into use in 1998 by Giken Seisakusho, a construction machinery manufacturer whose motto is "Culture on the ground, functions underground".
Including those under construction, there are 43 such facilities at 16 locations across the nation. The facility in Konan Hoshi no Koen park was completed in 2010. As a result, illegally parked bicycles have mostly disappeared from the area.
Shotaro Yano, leader of the firm's underground development section, emphasises the advantage of its construction method. "Steel boards are inserted into the ground to create a cylindrical shape, and the soil inside is then removed. We can do this in only two months. Since soil pressure is evenly distributed [thanks to the cylindrical shape], the parking facility is reasonably earthquake-resistant. And since a carrier device is placed in the centre, the distance the bikes have to be moved is minimised."
Etsuko Kanda, 60, whose home is a 10-minute bike ride from the park, commutes to work after parking at this facility. "I can park my bicycle literally in an instant," she says. "It's very easy - I don't have to push my bike up and down ramps. And there's no risk of having the bicycle stolen or being damaged."
Santiago's Mayor, Carolina Toha, drives the electric vehicle "Vilti", manufactured by La Ruta Solar ONG and Chile's University, during its presentation for 2013 Desafio Cero competition, in Santiago, capital of Chile, on Sept. 24, 2013. Vilti, which means falcon in Kunza (Atacameno) language, is impelled by electrical energy and human traction, reaching a maximum speed of 50 km per hour, and it counts with an autonomy of 20 km just using electric energy. The La Ruta Solar ONG, launched the activities of the electric vehicles competence "Desafio Cero 2013" on Tuesday, aiming to develop urban transport alternatives. The competence will be held from October 4 to 6 in Farellones, Valparaiso, Santiago, (Xinhua/Jorge Villegas)
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too many images taking too long to load on this page so going to next page
i have scaled some of the bigger images so the page will load faster but anyhows>> still next page
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