Monday, 6 November 2017

100 Years Ago...

The Great October Revolution, also called Bolshevik Revolution, the second and last major phase of the Russian Revolution of 1917, in which the Bolshevik Party seized power in Russia, inaugurating the Soviet regime.

It took place with an armed insurrection in Petrograd on the 25th of October (7 November, New Style) 1917.

It followed and capitalized on the February Revolution of the same year, which overthrew the Tsarist autocracy and resulted in a provisional government after a transfer of power proclaimed by Grand Duke Michael, brother of Tsar Nicolas II, who declined to take power after the Tsar stepped down.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Manhattan attack

Eight people were killed and almost a dozen others were injured when a man in a rented flatbed pickup drove down a busy bicycle path Tuesday near the World Trade Center, police said at a news conference.

"This was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said, "aimed at innocent civilians, aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them."

The 29-year-old suspect was identified by two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov. He is from the central Asian nation of Uzbekistan and came to the United States in 2010, sources told CNN.

Happy Halloween!

Monday, 30 October 2017

Extra fat protects Florida dog during bear attack

A layer of fat saved a Florida dog during a bear attack.

Frika is an overweight miniature pinscher, but her 15-pound frame may be the reason she survived a terrifying encounter.

She was attacked by a bear while out in her yard in Altamonte Springs on Tuesday.

Virginia Woman Killed After 12-Year-Old Jumps From Interstate Overpass and Lands on Her Car

A 22-year-old woman has been killed after a 12-year-old boy jumped from an overpass above a Virginia highway and landed on her vehicle.

Marisa Harris, of Olney, Maryland, was a graduate student at Marymount University who was studying counseling and wanted to work with children with psychological needs, WUSA-TV reported.

The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, when the boy apparently jumped from the Cedar Lane overpass above Interstate 66 in Fairfax County, landing on the 2005 Ford Escape that Harris was driving.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Fractal Orb

Malta Car Bumb

Daphne Caruana Galizia, a blogger, who led the Panama Papers investigation into corruption in Malta was killed on Monday in a car bomb near her home.

She died on Monday afternoon when her car, a Peugeot 108, was destroyed by a powerful explosive device which blew the vehicle into several pieces and threw the debris into a nearby field.

A blogger whose posts often attracted more readers than the combined circulation of the country’s newspapers, Caruana Galizia was recently described by the Politico website as a “one-woman WikiLeaks”. Her blogs were a thorn in the side of both the establishment and underworld figures that hold sway in Europe’s smallest member state.