Why are all these boats catching fire and sinking? Couldn’t be to cover up some drug running.
Massive cargo ship capsizes and catches fire near Georgia, Coast Guard search for crew
Four crew members of the Golden Ray, on its side in St. Simon Sound off the coast of Brunswick, Georgia, were still unaccounted for.
By Kalhan Rosenblatt
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for four missing crew members of a cargo ship that capsized and caught fire early Sunday morning near Brunswick, Georgia.
At approximately 2 a.m. ET, Coast Guard Sector Charleston was alerted that motor vessel Golden Ray had capsized in St. Simons Sound, a bay in Brunswick, according to a press release from the Coast Guard.
Multiple Coast Guard resources were deployed to the scene, and 20 people were safely removed, the press release stated. Four remained missing as of 11 a.m. ET.
#Update Evacuations of the Golden Ray’s crew continue. All vessel traffic in the Port of Brunswick is currently suspended unless approved by the @USCG Captain of the Port. #HappeningNow
The ship, which the Coast Guard described as “on fire” and could be seen in photos generating smoke, has a crew of 24 people — 23 crew members and one pilot. The Golden Ray is 656-feet-long and 106-feet-wide.
During a press conference Sunday afternoon, officials said rescue efforts underway, but it was determined going inside the ship to rescue the remaining four people was too risky. Authorities said they would resume their attempts to enter the ship and search for the four missing people once the vessel was stabilized.
Several local agencies were assisting the Coast Guard in its search for the missing crew members, including the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Moran Towing, SeaTow, Brunswick Bar Pilots Association, and the Glynn County Fire Department.
“We greatly appreciate the immediate response of the US Coast Guard, who are leading the search and rescue,” Griffith V. Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, said.
The ship had just departed Colonels Island Terminal when it capsized.
The Twins had money issues. So does Notre Dame.
A fire is the perfect way to create a need to commission a mammoth public work
And who would decline?
looking up this guy—>
Lord Foster of Thames Bank, Britain’s most famous architect, said that the competition was an “extraordinary opportunity”
Sharp British ideas for Notre Dame
Jonathan Morrison, Architecture Correspondent
The new spire on Notre Dame could be a “super-slender needle touching heaven’s clouds”, a minaret or a work of art composed entirely of light, according to some of Britain’s leading architects.
An international competition is to be held to find a replacement for the spire destroyed in the cathedral fire and British designers have been quick to respond with their ideas.
Although much of the 850-year-old cathedral survived the 15-hour blaze which started on Monday, the spire, which was added in the 19th century during a restoration, did not and collapsed at about 7pm.
Lord Foster of Thames Bank, Britain’s most famous architect, said that the competition was an “extraordinary opportunity” that would prove irresistible to anyone in the profession. He said submissions should…
PARIS (Reuters) – For years Notre-Dame cathedral was caught in a dispute between the city’s archdiocese and the French state over who should pay for repairs to its crumbling gargoyles, collapsed balustrades and weather-eroded Gothic facades.
A view shows Notre-Dame Cathedral after a massive fire devastated large parts of the gothic structure in Paris, France, April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
Awaiting funds, Church officials used plastic pipes to drain water from one of the world’s most admired landmarks and created a “stone cemetery” from the fallen masonry.
On Tuesday, hours after flames had toppled the cathedral’s once towering wood-framed spire and gutted the roof, French tycoons had already pledged hundreds of millions of euros for restoration, as had some of the country’s best-known companies.
Before the end of the day, donations had exceeded 700 million euros ($790.93 million).
“It’s a shame,” said Philippe de Cuverville, general director for the Paris archdiocese in charge of economic affairs. “We tend to wait for things to become catastrophic before we take care of them. It’s just human nature.”
The outpouring of funds came amid a sense of national grief over Monday’s massive blaze at the 12th century Gothic cathedral in the heart of Paris.
Tuesday’s largesse was in sharp contrast to fundraising just two years ago, when the diocese appealed for 150 million euros to help restore the cathedral, some of which dates to the middle of the 12th century.
The government of former President Francois Hollande agreed to contribute 4 million euros annually over a 10-year period, double the 2 million euros the diocese said it would raise.
That still left the church nearly 100 million euros short, prompting the Friends of Notre-Dame charity, set up by the archbishop, to undertake fundraising overseas. He warned then of a grave risk that parts of the cathedral’s exterior could break up.
“We hoped that if we managed to raise more we would convince the government to raise its promises and do more work,” de Cuverville said.
The first pledge on Monday evening, as the blaze was still burning strong and consuming the oak-framed roof.
Francois-Henri Pinault of Kering Group, owners of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, offered 100 million euros. Soon after, his arch-rival Bernard Arnault of luxury group LVMH pledged double Pinault’s sum.
The Bettencourt-Meyer family, the largest shareholder in the L’Oreal cosmetics empire, offered 200 million euros, while oil and gas producer Total pledged 100 million. The City of Paris said it would unlock 50 million euros.
French prosecutors investigating the blaze said it was probably caused by accident. The Paris prosecutor has opened an investigation into “involuntary destruction by fire” and police began questioning workers involved in the restoration.
Jean-Michel Leniaud, head of the science council at the National Heritage Institute, said the blaze was the result of carelessness and neglect that stemmed in part from what he called a puerile conflict between the state, which officially owns Notre-Dame and is avowedly secular, and the Church.
“The lack of real maintenance and daily attention to a major building is the cause of this disaster,” Leniaud told Catholic newspaper La Croix. “The responsibility is completely collective because it’s the most collective monument in the country.”
——–TXLADY706—–> This sounds EXACTLY the same as just before 9-11-2001 with regard to the asbestos cleanup that would be required in the Twin Towers.
“We imagine that our patrimony will last forever, without us doing anything,” he said.
Disputes over the financing for Notre-Dame’s restoration go back two centuries to the last major project carried out during the 1800s, when architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc designed and added the cathedral’s spire, historians say.
——–TXLADY706—–>adding image of Eugene Viollet-le-Duc —
“There was a continual cry for funds (in the 19th century) because the needs were so great for a building of that size. Necessarily it required enormous expenditures of money just to maintain it,” said Professor Kevin Murphy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Designing the rebuild will see two competing forces run up against each other, he said. “Imperative one is to preserve the building as an icon of French architecture, and the other is to make it serviceable for its purposes as a place of worship.”
Reporting by Inti Landauro and Caroline Paillez; Additional reporting by Richard Lough; Writing by Inti Landauro and Richard Lough; Editing by Luke Baker and Frances Kerry
From the above, it seems plausible that this could have been ORCHESTRATED for similar reasons as the ones that were engulfing the Twin Towers just before the “ATTACK. “
Remember that POTUS BUSH decreed by EDICT that Islam IS a RELIGION and is PEACEFUL. “Islam is a religion of peace” has two elements. The First, is that Islam is a Religion. The second is that IT is peaceful. There are protections that were therefore put in place for Islam that were not there for ANY other religion. No other religion has the medallion of PEACE by any other nation anywhere. Islam is therefore granted supremacy above all others. It was crowned the worlds RELIGION by none other than George Bush JR. (by the way he HATES the Junior designation-diminutive )
“Islam is Peace” Says President
Remarks by the President at Islamic Center of Washington, D.C.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much for your hospitality. We’ve just had a — wide-ranging discussions on the matter at hand. Like the good folks standing with me, the American people were appalled and outraged at last Tuesday’s attacks. And so were Muslims all across the world. Both Americans and Muslim friends and citizens, tax-paying citizens, and Muslims in nations were just appalled and could not believe what we saw on our TV screens.
These acts of violence against innocents violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith. And it’s important for my fellow Americans to understand that.
The English translation is not as eloquent as the original Arabic, but let me quote from the Koran, itself: In the long run, evil in the extreme will be the end of those who do evil. For that they rejected the signs of Allah and held them up to ridicule.
The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war.
When we think of Islam we think of a faith that brings comfort to a billion people around the world. Billions of people find comfort and solace and peace. And that’s made brothers and sisters out of every race — out of every race.
America counts millions of Muslims amongst our citizens, and Muslims make an incredibly valuable contribution to our country. Muslims are doctors, lawyers, law professors, members of the military, entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, moms and dads. And they need to be treated with respect. In our anger and emotion, our fellow Americans must treat each other with respect.
Women who cover their heads in this country must feel comfortable going outside their homes. Moms who wear cover must be not intimidated in America. That’s not the America I know. That’s not the America I value.
I’ve been told that some fear to leave; some don’t want to go shopping for their families; some don’t want to go about their ordinary daily routines because, by wearing cover, they’re afraid they’ll be intimidated. That should not and that will not stand in America.
Those who feel like they can intimidate our fellow citizens to take out their anger don’t represent the best of America, they represent the worst of humankind, and they should be ashamed of that kind of behavior.
This is a great country. It’s a great country because we share the same values of respect and dignity and human worth. And it is my honor to be meeting with leaders who feel just the same way I do. They’re outraged, they’re sad. They love America just as much as I do.
I want to thank you all for giving me a chance to come by. And may God bless us all.
The US may have schools that are waning in their aptitude, but how is it that we keep coming up with the most advanced breakthroughs for the worst of Killers
Is there an antidote for political correctness? Is there one for ISLAM?
Infectious diseases have been used as weapons. Why is there a cure now? or even the potential
Genetically modified fungi kill malaria-causing parasites in mosquitoes
NIH-funded study finds way to reduce transmission of malaria to humans
Spraying malaria-transmitting mosquitoes with a genetically modified fungus can kill the malaria parasite without harming the mosquito, potentially reducing malaria transmission to humans, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, the study was led by Raymond J. St. Leger, Ph.D., of the University of Maryland, College Park.
Field infection of jackfruit fruit borer with Metarhizium anisopliae on: (a) jackfruit severely infested with jackfruit fruit borer (b) immature larvae on the fruit surface (c) larvae inside the tunnel in infested fruit tissues.
An estimated 225 million malaria cases occur worldwide annually, resulting in about 781,000 deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. Although the disease is present in 106 countries around the world, most cases occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Treating bed nets and indoor walls with insecticides is the main prevention strategy in developing countries, but the Anopheles mosquitoes that transmit malaria are slowly becoming resistant to these insecticides, rendering them less effective.
“Because mosquitoes increasingly are evolving to evade the malaria control methods currently in use, NIAID-supported scientists are testing new, innovative ways to prevent malaria that we hope can be developed into tools that will be effective for years to come,” says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
One of these new strategies is killing Anopheles mosquitoes by spraying them with the naturally occurring fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae. Previous studies have found that this method nearly eliminates disease transmission when mosquitoes are sprayed soon after acquiring the malaria parasite. However, this strategy is not sustainable in the long term. If treating mosquitoes with the fungus kills them before they have a chance to reproduce and pass on their susceptibility to the spray, mosquitoes resistant to the fungus, which would reproduce normally, will soon become predominant and the spray will no longer be effective.
Because of this, Dr. St. Leger and colleagues tried a more focused approach. Rather than developing fungi that rapidly kill the mosquito, they genetically modified M. anisopliae to block the development of the malaria parasite in the mosquito.
Eleven days after feeding on blood infected by the malaria parasite, mosquitoes were divided into three groups and either sprayed with naturally occurring M. anisopliae fungi, sprayed with genetically modified M. anisopliae fungi or not sprayed at all. Two weeks after exposing the mosquitoes to the malaria parasite, the researchers looked for the parasite on the salivary glands of mosquitoes in each of the three groups.
Compared with the other treatments, the modified M. anisopliae significantly reduced parasite development. The malaria parasite was found on the salivary glands of just 25 percent of the mosquitoes sprayed with the transgenic fungi, compared with 87 percent of those sprayed with the naturally occurring strain and 94 percent of unsprayed mosquitoes. The transgenic strain also reduced the density of parasites on the mosquitoes’ salivary glands by more than 95 percent compared with the unmodified strain.
“The genes added to the transgenic fungi prevent the parasite from binding to the salivary glands of mosquitoes, so when a mosquito bites a human, the parasite is not transmitted,” explains Adriana Costero-Saint Denis, Ph.D., of NIAID’s Vector Biology Program (http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/vector/Pages/Default.aspx).
The researchers then used a model to estimate how well each fungus strain would reduce malaria transmission, and found that compared with the wild-type strain, the transgenic strain could reduce transmission to humans by fivefold, if not more.
“Our principal aim now is to get this technology into the field,” says Dr. St. Leger. “We also would like to test some additional fungal variants to make sure we have the optimized malaria-blocking pathogen,” he adds. Although they do not expect this technology to affect the environment any differently than the wild-type strain, the study authors plan to test ways to contain the transgenic fungi in the field.
NIAID conducts and supports research—at NIH, throughout the United States, and worldwide to study the causes of infectious and immune-mediated diseases, and to develop better means of preventing, diagnosing and treating these illnesses. News releases, fact sheets and other NIAID-related materials are available on the NIAID Web site at http://www.niaid.nih.gov.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)—The Nation’s Medical Research Agency—includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit http://www.nih.gov.
Reference: W Fang et al. Development of transgenic fungi that kill human malaria parasites in mosquitoes. Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.1199115 (2011).
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But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of DISCERNMENT trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
------------------this is now called DISCRIMINATION
What was once a virtue of the wise, is, now on the verge of being criminal