BBQ OMG: 11 million barbecues to fail this summer

London – VIJAY SHAH via SWNS digital It is the middle of summer, and in the UK, that of course means barbecue season. Families and people across the land will be pulling out their grills from the shed after a year of hibernation to fry tonnes of burgers, chops, sausages, kebabs and other meat and vegetarian products, but not all of them will reach the perfect sizzling conclusion, with a group of researchers claiming that up to 11 million British barbecue parties will be ruined this summer alone. The main reasons for flaming failures, according to the research by meat … Continue reading BBQ OMG: 11 million barbecues to fail this summer

CHINA MINING ACCIDENTS: Two reported last week

Beijing, CHINA VIJAY SHAH via Reuters and the Jerusalem Post     At least two mining accidents have been reported in China in the past week, causing the deaths of 38 miners in total, the Jerusalem Post newspaper reported via Chinese state-owned media and the international Reuters news agency today. As a rapidly industrialising country with a wealth of natural resources, the People’s Republic has seen hundreds of mines established to explore for coal, precious metals and other materials, but many mines are unlicensed and the country has a poor safety record generally, with fatal accidents a regular occurrence. In … Continue reading CHINA MINING ACCIDENTS: Two reported last week

IBROX DISASTER: Scottish football team remembers the fallen 40 years on – January 2011

New Year’s Day may have been a time of happiness for most, but for the Scottish football club Rangers FC, their fans and for many in Scotland, New Year’s Day 2011 was a time for remembrance for 66 fans who perished in a stampede at the club’s ground in Glasgow forty years ago at the time of the memorial service, which took place in January. The Ibrox disaster of 1971 also saw 200 people injured in the darkest day of the team’s history. Thousands of people gathered at the Rangers FC home ground in Glasgow in January 2011 to remember one of the darkest chapters in Glaswegian and Scottish football history, … Continue reading IBROX DISASTER: Scottish football team remembers the fallen 40 years on – January 2011

NORMAN ATLANTIC: Italian ship catches fire, 466 on board

An Italian-owned ferry has caught fire off the coast of Greece with 466 passengers and crew aboard, reports Al-Jazeera. Greek officials have stated that a rescue operation is under way to save travellers on the stricken ship, the Norman Atlantic, Al-Jazeera journalists have stated in the report made available online at 10:00 this morning.  The ferry, which is believed to be carrying 222 vehicles, 411 passengers and 55 crew, was 44 nautical miles northwest of the popular holiday destination island of Corfu when it sent a distress signal after a fire was seen burning in the lower deck, Greek coastguard officials said. Several local vessels immediately rushed to the Norman Atlantic‘s aid and successfully removed 205 people from the deck … Continue reading NORMAN ATLANTIC: Italian ship catches fire, 466 on board

HURRICANE SANDY: The superstorm that tore out the Big Apple’s core

The hurricane that has brought death and destruction to large parts of the North American continent has finally succumbed to the forces of nature. In little over a week, Hurricane Sandy tore her way through the Caribbean islands of Jamaica and Cuba, before making a quick turn over the North Atlantic Ocean and making landfall in Atlantic City, on America’s east coast. Within three days, Sandy destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, killed more than 70 people and created desolate ‘Third World’ disaster conditions in two of the world’s richest nations. The centre of New York became a virtual ghost … Continue reading HURRICANE SANDY: The superstorm that tore out the Big Apple’s core