오스트리아 비엔나 최고층 빌딩(250m)에 90도 가까이 기울어져

매달려 있는 빌딩 청소용역원들.

 

48층 높이(144m)에서 두사람이 구조를 기다리고 있다가

아무런 이상없이 소방원에 구조되었다.


Hanging in the balance:

Cleaners stranded as they work on Austria's tallest tower after their maintenance platform slips nearly 90 degrees

 

Two window cleaners were working on the 48th floor of DC Tower 1, Vienna

Cradle could be seen hanging 144 metres above the ground
They were later rescued by firefighters and walked away unhurt

 

By Stephanie Linning
This is the terrifying moment when two window cleaners were left stranded 144 metres above the ground when the platform they were working on stalled and slipped nearly 90 degrees.


The cradle could be seen dangling on an angle from the 48th floor of DC Tower 1 in Vienna, Austria - the country's tallest skyscraper.


It is not known how long the pair were left suspended on the side of the 250-metre high building before being rescued by firefighters.

Don src

Don't look down! The window cleaners were left stranded when the platform they were working on slipped nearly 90 degrees. They were working on DC Tower 1 in Vienna, Austria - the country's tallest skyscraper

 

Left hanging

Left hanging: A close-up view of the platform appears to show one of the workers, dressed in a bright jacket, clinging on to the raised side It is not known how long the pair were left stranded before being rescued



They both walked away from the ordeal unhurt.
The pair were working on DC Tower 1, also known as Donau City Tower 1, which is in Vienna's Donau City - a new urban residential and business centre in the city.
A close-up photo of the platform appears to show as one of the workers, dressed in a bright jacket, was holding on to the raised edge of the platform.

The 60-floor building was completed late last year and construction is underway on a second tower, DC Tower 2, which will be built nearby the first building

 

The striking skyscraper has a distinctive design, with the glass windows on one side cut to look like waves.

Most of the available floor space will be used for offices, with American health care company Baxter International has been confirmed as one of the largest tenants at DC Towers.

The upper floors have the option of being used for luxury apartments, while the first 15 floors will house a four-star hotel operated by the Spanish Sol Meliá Group.

There will also be a restaurant in one of the top floors. As of June 2012 tenants have been confirmed for 50 percent of the floor space according to the owner WED (Wiener Entwicklungsgesellschaft für den Donauraum).


 

Urban landmark

Urban landmark: Most of the available floor space in DC Tower 1, pictured, will be used for offices, with health care company Baxter International has been confirmed as one of the largest tenants at DC Towers


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The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is thought to have infected 1,093 people, and killed 660. Doctors Without Borders has described the epidemic as "out of control."

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에볼라 바이러스(Ebola Virus)는 필로바이러스의 에볼라 바이러스의 한 종에 속하는 바이러스의 총칭이다. 에볼라라고 불리는 경우에는 에볼라 바이러스를 지칭하는 것 외에도 이것이 일으키는 에볼라 출혈열(Ebola hemorrhagic fever; EHF)를 의미하기도 한다. 에볼라 바이러스의 형태학적, 임상적 특성은 같은 과의 마버그 바이러스와 거의 같으며, 바이러스의 첫 발견 이래 지금까지 공식화된 다수 유행기록이 있다.

'에볼라'라는 이름은 처음 이 바이러스가 발견된 주변의 강 이름에서 유래한 것이다.

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에볼라바이러스로 600여명 사망, 의료진도 예외 없어

 

치사율이 최고 90%에 이르는 치명적인 에볼라바이러스가 서아프리카에서 확산 중이다.

 

28일 세계보건기구(WHO) 발표에 따르면 지금까지 기니, 라이베리아, 시에라리온에서 최소 1202명이 에볼라바이러스에 감염돼 673명이 사망했다. 또 감염된 사실을 모르고 나이지리아로 간 라이베리아 정부 관료가 사망하기도 했다.

 

에볼라바이러스를 처음 발견한 페터 피오트 박사는 CNN과의 인터뷰에서 “에볼라바이러스가 대도시에서 그것도 3개국에서 동시에 발생한 것은 전례가 없는 일”이라고 말했다.

 

환자를 치료해야할 의료진 역시 감염된 사실이 알려졌다. 현지 의료진 중 약 100명이 감염되고 이중 절반인 50명이 사망했다. 감염확산을 막기가 점점 더 어려워질 거란 예상이 전문가들 사이에서 나오는 것 또한 이 때문이다. 서아프리카 국가들의 열악한 보건환경도 에볼라바이러스의 확산을 부추기고 있다.


에볼라바이러스가 처음 발견된 건 1976년. 이후 지금과 같은 대규모 사망자가 나온 건 전례가 없는 일이다. 이 치명적인 바이러스가 이전까지 널리 창궐하지 못했던 까닭에는 바이러스가 ‘너무 치명적인’ 데 있다. 독성이 너무 강해 감염 환자가 병을 퍼뜨리기 전에 일찍 사망하기 때문에 인체면역결핍바이러스(HIV)나 인플루엔자 바이러스처럼 다른 사람을 전염시킬 수 있는 시간이 상대적으로 부족하다는 것이다.


에볼라바이러스의 잠복기는 1주일 정도로 그 이후엔 오한과 고열, 두통, 충혈 등의 증상이 발생하며 소화기관 장애와 함께 구토, 설사가 일어난다. 체내에선 바이러스를 죽이기 위해 ‘사이토카인’이란 물질이 분비되는데, 이 사이토카인이 한계치를 넘을 만큼 과량 분비돼 체내를 스스로 파괴하는 일이 벌어진다. 그리고 고열과 체내 과다 출혈로 불과 발병 8~9일 만에 환자는 사망에 이르게 된다.


서아프리가 보건당국이 에볼라바이러스에 속수무책인 이유 중 하나는 바이러스를 예방할 수 있는 백신이나 치료제가 전무하기 때문이다. 무엇보다 바이러스가 치명적인 만큼 사람에게 임상시험을 하기가 어려워 치료제 개발이 어렵다.

 

올해 5월 미국 ‘국립과학원회보(PNAS)’ 에는 영국 케임브리지대 연구팀이 개발한 유인원용 에볼라바이러스 백신에 대한 성과가 실렸다. 에볼라바이러스 백신에 대한 최초의 연구성과다. 연구팀은 “사람이 아닌 유인원을 위한 백신이기 때문에 연구가 가능했다”며 임상시험의 어려움을 토로했다.


발병지역의 외국계 기업은 일부 인력을 철수시키고 있다. 국제통화기금(IMF)은 에볼라바이러스로 인해 해당지역의 경제활동이 위축되고 있다고 우려했다.

 

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Costa Concordia embarks on its last voyage: Italian cruise liner finally heads home to Genoa where it will be broken up for scrap

 

 

 

Four tugboats and several escort ships were lined up to tow the 114,000-tonne vessel
It is being taken to a port near Genoa in northern Italy where it is due to arrive on Sunday
The once-gleaming white luxury liner sank off the holiday island of Giglio in January 2012
32 people died in the disaster after the ship struck rocks and capsized
What followed was the most daunting - and expensive - salvage operation ever attempted
Environmental groups have grave concerns warning the operation could be a 'maritime Chernobyl'
Indian waiter Russel Rebello is still missing, but authorities are hopeful that his body may be found

 

By Leon Watson and Hannah Roberts
The Costa Concordia has started its final voyage to the scrapheap today two-and-a-half years after it struck rocks and capsized, killing 32 people.

 

Maneouvres began early this morning to remove the cruise liner's rusty hulk from the Italian island of Giglio where the disaster happened.


A convoy of 14 vessels, led by the tug boat Blizzard, then started to tow the Concordia to a port near Genoa in northern Italy where it is due to arrive on Sunday, before being broken up for scrap.


On Giglio there was a carnival-like atmosphere as half the island turned out to pay homage to the ship. The church bells rang out and villagers and tourists cheered in unison as salvage workers came off shift for the last time.


A gang of six divers and welders from Titan, the US-led salvage company, sprayed champagne and lit cigars while posing for selfies in their hard hats and onesies.


'Make sure you get the Costa Concordia in the background cause we f***ing did it!', one yelled.
But on Corsica environmental campaigners have warned of the risk of a 'maritime Chernobyl'.


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Final voyage

Final voyage: The wreck of the Costa Concordia is towed by two tugboats as it leaves behind the tiny Tuscan island of Isola del Giglio, Italy

The Costa Concordia cruise liner has begun its final voyage away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized on January 13

The Costa Concordia cruise liner has begun its final voyage away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized on January 13, 2012

Environmental campaigners have warned of the risk of a

Environmental campaigners have warned of the risk of a 'maritime Chernobyl' as the ship is towed away

Setting off

Setting off: The cruise ship Costa Concordia is towed by tugs from Giglio after being refloated. The ship is bound for it's home port of Genoa

The heavy tug boat Blizzard

The heavy tug boat Blizzard (left) moves into position to maneuver the re-floated wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner from its position off the coast of Giglio. The operation to get it moving again began today

Homeward bound

Homeward bound: After more than two years since it slammed into a reef along the coastline of Isola del Giglio the wreck has begun its last journey, to the Italian port of Genoa, where it will be scrapped

People watch as the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia is towed by tugs from Giglio after being refloated

People watch as the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia is towed by tugs from Giglio after being refloated. The ship is bound for it's home port of Genoa

The ship will take a route out of the port towards the east

The ship will take a route out of the port towards the east, before heading north at a rate of two knots, or nautical miles per hour, to Genoa

There was a carnival-like atmosphere as half the island turned out to pay homage to the ship

There was a carnival-like atmosphere as half the island turned out to pay homage to the ship

 

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사람들은 러시아 야말지역에 생긴 의문의 거대한 홀을 '세상의 끝'이라고 말한다.

보통 구멍과 다른 이상한 구조의 모양을 하고 있으며 깊이는 70m 정도

 

북극과학연구센터의 Andrei Plekhanov는 운석에 의해 생긴 것이라고 말한다.

생성 원인에 대하여는 많은 이론들이 주장되고 있는데 인터넷에서는 지금 UFO에 의해

생겼다는 의견들이 분분하다.

 

Take a trip inside the mysterious Siberian hole:

New footage emerges from deep within the strange structure

 

Enormous crater appeared suddenly in part of Russia, Yamal, where name translates as 'the end of the world'
Some thought the rare and unusual structure, which was up to 300ft (70 metres) deep, was caused by a meteorite

Andrei Plekhanov from Scientific Research Center of the Arctic says crater was formed due to rising temperatures
One theory is that a chunk of ice that is located underground that created a hole in the ground when it melted
Another is that the crater was formed by a mixture of water, salt and gas igniting an underground explosion

Recent expedition revealed that the crater has an icy lake at its bottom, and water is cascading down its walls


By Will Stewart In Moscow and Jonathan O'Callaghan and Ellie Zolfagharifard and Steph Cockroft

Footage has emerged from deep inside the mysterious crater that has suddenly appeared in Siberia.


The crater on the Yamal Peninsula - known as the 'end of the world' to locals - was caused by aliens, a meteorite, a stray missile, or an explosive gas cocktail released due to global warming, according to theories last week.


Russian scientists recently returned from the first expedition to look inside the giant hole which was previously spotted by helicopter.
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Footage from inside the crater showed that there is a lake at its base

Footage from inside the crater showed that there is a lake at its base


Their footage highlights a darkening around the rim which was earlier seen as evidence of heat possibly from an explosion during the crater's creation.


'They found the crater - around up to 300ft (70 metres) deep - has an icy lake at its bottom, and water is cascading down its eroding permafrost walls,' said The Siberian Times.


It is not as wide as aerial estimates which earlier suggested between 164ft and 328ft (50 and 100 metres).’
Andrey Plekhanov, senior researcher at the Russian Scientific Centre of Arctic Research, revealed that satellite mapping imagery is being used to establish when the phenomenon was formed, thought to be in the last year or two.

 

This giant crater measuring around 262ft and found in far northern Siberia is believed to have been caused by rising temperatures in the area

This giant crater measuring around 262ft and found in far northern Siberia is believed to have been caused by rising temperatures in the area - not a meteorite

 

Andrei Plekhanov, a senior researcher at the Scientific Research Center of the Arctic, stands at a crater, said there were no traces of an explosion

Andrei Plekhanov, a senior researcher at the Scientific Research Center of the Arctic, who travelled to investigate the crater, said there were no traces of an explosion

 

The discovery eliminates the possibility that a meteorite had struck the region in the Yamal Peninsula - the name of which translates as 'the end of the world'

The discovery eliminates the possibility that a meteorite had struck the region in the Yamal Peninsula - the name of which translates as 'the end of the world'

 

What on earth is it? This enormous hole has appeared in a remote corner of Russia - and scientists are searching for answers

Mr Plekhanov said the enormous crater appears to be made up of 80 per cent ice which adds to the theory that it was caused by the effects of global warming

 

Opening up: The enormous crater could be caused by global warming, with gas exploding below the surface

The darkening around the inner rim of the crater also indicates 'severe burning' which scorched the crater's edges, researchers said

 

The darkening around the inner rim of the crater indicates 'severe burning' that scorched its edges

The darkening around the inner rim of the crater indicates 'severe burning' that scorched its edges


'The crater has more of an oval than a circular shape, it makes it harder to calculate the exact diameter,' he said.
'As of now our estimates is about 98ft (30 metres). If we try to measure diameter together with soil emission, the so-called parapet, then the diameter is up to 197ft (60 metres).


The structure is so fragile that the scientists could not climb deep into the lake and had to send a camera down instead.
One theory is that the feature is a ‘pingo,’ reports the Sunday Morning Herald.


A pingo is a large chunk of ice that is located underground that can create a hole in the ground when it melts.

‘Certainly from the images I’ve seen it looks like a periglacial feature, perhaps a collapsed pingo,’ Dr Chris Fogwill of the University of New South Wales said.

‘This is obviously a very extreme version of that, and if there’s been any interaction with the gas in the area, that is a question that could only be answered by going there.’

 

Dr Plekhanov added the hole was most likely the result of a 'build-up of excessive pressure' underground, due to the region's changing temperatures.


He said 80 per cent of the crater appeared to be made up of ice and that there were no traces of an explosion.

The discovery eliminates the possibility that a meteorite had struck the region.


'Could it be linked to the global warming? Well, we have to continue our
research to answer this question,' said Dr Plekhanov.

 

'Two previous summers - years 2012 and 2013 were relatively hot for Yamal, perhaps this has somehow influenced the formation of the crater

 

Perma frost is seen near the hole in this photo. Some said the hole could have been formed by a meteorite striking the spot, but that no longer seems to be the case

Perma frost is seen near the hole in this photo. Some said the hole could have been formed by a meteorite striking the spot, but that no longer seems to be the case

 

 

Scientists working at the site measure some of the soil and debris around the crater

Scientists working at the site measure some of the soil and debris around the crater

 

Until the expedition took place, shown, scientists had been baffled by the appearance of the giant hole

Until the expedition took place, shown, scientists had been baffled by the appearance of the giant hole


 

Thanks to their readings (shown) the team now believes the cause was increasing temperatures

Thanks to their readings (shown) the team now believes the cause was increasing temperatures

 

It's not yet known if this event, which scorched the ground nearby (shown), could occur again in the area

It's not yet known if this event, which scorched the ground nearby (shown), could occur again in the area

 

Very remote: The crater has appeared in Yamal - a part of Siberia whose name translates as 'the end of the world'

Very remote: The crater has appeared in Yamal - a large peninsula jutting into Arctic waters, which is Russia's main production area for gas supplied to Europe 

 

The hole was found in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, an area known for its permafrost and pingos

The Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region is area known for its permafrost and pingos

 

 

The mysterious hole is in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, some 20 miles from the Bovanenkovo gas field

The mysterious hole is in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, some 20 miles from the Bovanenkovo gas field


'But we have to do our tests and research first and then say it more definitively.'
After the hole was discovered, there was speculation online about the crater indicating 'the arrival of a UFO craft'.


Ruling out extra-terrestrial intervention, Dr Plekhanov said: 'We can say for sure that under the influence of internal processes there was an ejection in the permafrost.


'I want to stress that was not an explosion, but an ejection, so there was no heat released as it happened.'

 

The latest expedition organised by the Yamal authorities included experts from Russia's Centre for the Study of the Arctic, and also the Cryosphere Institute of the Academy of Sciences.

 

They took samples of soil, air and water from the scene and were accompanied by a specialist from Russia's Emergencies Ministry.


Anna Kurchatova from the Sub-Arctic Scientific Research Centre, previously said the crater was formed by a mixture of water, salt and gas igniting an underground explosion, a result of global warming.


Gas accumulated in ice could have mixed with sand beneath the surface, and then mixed with salt.

 

Global warming may have caused an 'alarming' melt in the under-soil ice, released gas and causing an effect like the popping of a Champagne bottle cork, Ms Kurchatova suggests.


Yamal, a large peninsula jutting into Arctic waters, is Russia's main production area for gas supplied to Europe. 

Dr Plekhanov said: 'I've never seen anything like this, even though I have been to Yamal many times.'

 

The crater is different from others on Yamal. The experts say the phenomenon maybe a restarting of a process not seen for 8,000 years when the lake-pocked Yamal landscape was formed on what was once a sea.


This maybe 'repeating nowadays', he said. 'If this theory is confirmed, we can say that we have witnessed a unique natural process that formed the unusual landscape of Yamal peninsula.'

 

 

The predominant theory so far is that the feature is a 'pingo'. This is a large chunk of ice that is located underground that can create a hole in the ground when it melts

The predominant theory so far is that the feature is a 'pingo'. This is a large chunk of ice that is located underground that can create a hole in the ground when it melts


 

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민사상 가해자가 피해자에게 "악의를 가지고" 또는 "무분별하게" 재산 또는 신체상의 피해를 입힐 목적으로 불법행위를 행한 경우에, 이에 대한 손해배상 청구시, 가해자에게 손해 원금과 이자만이 아니라 형벌적인 요소로서의 금액을 추가적으로 포함시켜서 배상받을 수 있게 한 제도이다. 즉 종래의 민사상 불법행위책임에 형벌로서의 벌금을 혼합한 제도이다.wiki

 

 

미국 플로리다주 배심원은 남편이 폐암으로 숨진 것은 오랫동안 흡연했기 때문이라는 여성의 주장을 받아들여, 미국 담배회사 R.J.레이놀즈타바코에 징벌적 배상금 약 236억 달러(24조 3천억 원)를 지급하라고 평결했다고 미국 주요 언론이 19일 보도했다.

 

카멜 등의 제품으로 알려진 레이놀즈 측은 “합리성이 결여된 평결”이라고 반론하며 이의신청을 하겠다는 방침. 원고 여성은 신시아 로빈슨 씨. 징벌적 배상금 외에 유족 측에 약 1,680만 달러의 손해배상금도 인정됐다.

 

로빈슨 씨는 남편이 1996년 36세로 사망한 것은 13세부터 매일 1~3갑씩 담배를 계속 피운 결과라고 지적. 레이놀즈가 건강에 주는 악영향과 중독성을 알리는 데 소홀했기 때문이라고 주장했다.

 

소송은 플로리다주에서 과거에 일어난 집단소송 중 하나로 로빈슨 씨가 2008년 개인 소송을 제기해 배상을 요구했다.

 

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Florida jury awards record $23 billion against RJ

Reynolds

 

By Barbara Liston

(Reuters) - A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years ago record punitive damages of more than $23 billion in her lawsuit against the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the nation's second-biggest cigarette maker.

 

The judgment, returned on Friday night, was the largest in Florida history in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by a single plaintiff, according to Ryan Julison, a spokesman for the woman's lawyer, Chris Chestnut.

 

Cynthia Robinson of the Florida Panhandle city of Pensacola sued the cigarette maker in 2008 over the death of her husband, Michael Johnson, claiming the company conspired to conceal the health dangers and addictive nature of its products.

 

Johnson, a hotel shuttle bus driver who died of lung cancer in 1996 at age 36, smoked one to three packs a day for more 20 years, starting at age 13, Chestnut said.

 

"He couldn't quit. He was smoking the day he died," the lawyer told Reuters on Saturday.

After a four-week trial and 11 hours of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict granting compensatory damages of $7.3 million to the widow and the couple's child, and $9.6 million to Johnson's son from a previous relationship.

 

The same jury deliberated for another seven hours before awarding Robinson the additional sum of $23.6 billion in punitive damages, according to the verdict forms.

Lawyers for the tobacco company, a unit of Reynolds American Inc [RAI.N] whose brands include Camel, Kool, Winston and Pall Mall cigarettes, could not immediately be reached for comment.

 

But J. Jeffery Raborn, vice president and assistant general counsel for R.J. Reynolds, said in a statement quoted by the New York Times that the company planned to challenge "this runaway verdict." Such industry appeals are often successful.

 

Chestnut countered, "This wasn't a runaway jury, it was a courageous one."

He said jurors appeared to have been swayed by evidence of the company's aggressive marketing of tobacco products, particularly promotions aimed at young people, and by its claims that it was Johnson's choice to smoke.

 

"They lied to Congress, they lied to the public, they lied to smokers and tried to blamed the smoker," he said.

 

Robinson's lawsuit originally was part of a large class-action litigation known as the "Engle case," filed in 1994 against tobacco companies.

 

A jury in that case returned a verdict in 2000 in favor of the plaintiffs awarding $145 billion in punitive damages, which at the time was the largest such judgment in U.S. history.

 

That award, however, was tossed out in 2006 by the Florida Supreme Court, which decertified the class, agreeing with a lower court that the group was too disparate and that each consumer had smoked for different reasons.

 

But the court said the plaintiffs could file lawsuits individually. Robinson was one of them.

The Florida high court also let stand the jury's findings that cigarettes are defective and cause disease, and that Big Tobacco was negligent, meaning those issues did not have to be re-litigated in future lawsuits.

 

The U.S. Supreme Court last month declined to hear a series of tobacco company appeals, mainly from R.J. Reynolds, seeking to overturn Florida court judgments totaling more than $70 million.

 

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청원에 130만명 서명해 투표요건 획득

실현 가능성은 낮아

 

미국에서 인구가 가장 많은 캘리포니아주를 6개의 작은 주로 분할하자는 안이 오는 2016년 말 투표에 부쳐질 전망이다.

 

캘리포니아 분할안을 주장하는 민간단체 '6 캘리포니아'는 130만 명의 주민 서명을 모아 분할에 대한 주민투표 요건을 충족했다고 15일(현지시간) 밝혔다. 주민투표에 필요한 최소 서명 인원은 80만8천명이다.

 

이 단체는 지난 2월부터 서명을 모았으며 일부를 이날 주도 새크라멘토가 속한 새크라멘토 카운티에 제출했다.

 

이 서명들의 진위가 확인될 경우 캘리포니아주 분할 주민투표는 2016년 11월 미국 대통령 선거와 함께 치러지게 된다고 AP통신은 전했다.

 

이 단체가 캘리포니아 분할을 주장하는 것은 캘리포니아 인구가 3천830만 명까지 이르면서 주 정부가 각 지역의 행정수요를 감당하지 못하고 있다는 판단에서다.

이들이 제시한 6개의 분할된 주는

 

▲ 실리콘 밸리

▲ 웨스트 캘리포니아

▲ 사우스 캘리포니아

▲센트럴 캘리포니아

▲ 노스 캘리포니아

▲ 제퍼슨 등이다.

 

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Divided they stand?

Billionaire in push to carve up California into six states

A billionaire tech investor says he has enough backing to put on the ballot a plan to split California into six states.

 

Timothy Draper, a venture capitalist founder of a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that has invested in such tech companies as Twitter, HotMail, Skype and Tesla, told Reuters he has the 808,000 signatures needed on a petition to force the measure onto a public referendum in November 2016. Under the far-fetched plan, one state would be called "Silicon Valley" and would include the tech mecca, as well as San Francisco.

 

"California needs a reboot," Draper, who has spent $4.9 million of his own money on the effort, said in a press release. "Six Californias is our opportunity to solve the many problems we face today. ... Six states that are more representative and accountable. Six states that embrace innovation and strive to improve the lives of residents."


"California needs a reboot."
- Timothy Draper, billionaire behind "Six Californias"


Draper's group plans to submit the signatures today, according to a Tweet.

 

A state dubbed "Jefferson" would include the northernmost portion; "South California" would be comprised of San Diego and eastern Los Angeles while the rest of L.A. would be called "West California." A province called "North California" would be built around Sacramento, and "Central California" would be made up of the central valley farm region, including Tulare and Fresno counties.

 

Silicon Valley would become the nation's richest state, while Central California would become its poorest, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office.

 

Critics call the plan kooky and note that such ideas have been floated in the past and never gone anywhere. According to FOX40, there have been about 220 efforts to divide California. All have failed.

"This is a colossal and divisive waste of time, energy and money that will hurt the California brand,” said Steven Maviglio, a Democratic political strategist who formed the group OneCalifornia to fight Draper’s plan. "It has zero chance of passage. But what it does is scare investment away... at a time when the governor is leading us to an economic comeback.”

 

Draper and other supporters plan to file the signatures with California Secretary of State Debra Bowen on Tuesday.

 

"It’s important because it will help us create a more responsive, more innovative and more local government, and that ultimately will end up being better for all of Californians," said Roger Salazar, a spokesman for the campaign. "The idea ... is to create six states with responsive local governments -- states that are more representative and accountable to their constituents."

 

Draper's group says the division would create a more business-friendly environment, solve the state’s water issues and ease traffic congestion.

 

Earlier this year, Bowen gave the go-ahead for activists to start gathering signatures for the initiative. Their deadline for submitting them was July 18.

 

Perhaps the biggest obstacle facing Draper's six-state scheme is that even if approved, it would be subject to passage by Congress.

 

"He's got a pretty high bar to pass," Corey Cook, director of the University of San Francisco's Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, told the San Jose Mercury News. "There'll be a general skepticism of how dividing the state would improve it."

 

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Following investigations, the CEFAA ruled out the possibility of any meteorological phenomena, including lenticular

clouds, along with experimental aircraft, planes, and weather balloons

 

칠레 당국은 구리광산 위에 나타난 미확인 물체가 진짜 UFO라고 발표했다.

비행접시 연구팀이 촬영된 사진들을 분석한 결과다.

 

당국은 또 기상현상이나 시험 중인 비행체, 기상비행선, 드론일 가능성을 일축했다.


Is this a flying saucer?

Chilean government publishes report declaring object spotted above remote copper mine was an 'official UFO'

 

Government agency in Chile says object is 'of great interest, and it can be qualified as a UFO'
Committee for the Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena studied photographs after object was spotted by engineers at copper mine
Agency ruled out possibility of meteorological phenomena as well as experimental aircraft, planes, weather balloons and drones


Published: 14:38 GMT, 8 July 2014 | Updated: 00:43 GMT, 9 July 2014


A government agency in Chile has published a report on two photographs showing an object which it claims 'can be qualified as a UFO.'


The Committee for the Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (CEFAA), part of Chile's Ministerial Department of Civil Aeronautics, studied photographs of the object after it was spotted by four engineers above a remote copper mine.
According to the report, the engineers described the object as 'a flattened disc of brilliant colour with a diameter of 5 to 10 metres [16 to 32 feet]. It performed ascending, descending and horizontal movements in short lengths, about 600 meters above the ground.'


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The Commitee for the Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena

The Commitee for the Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (CEFAA) studied the photographs of an object spotted by four engineers above a remote copper mine

 


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조코비치와 페더러의 2014년 윔블든 테니스 결승전을 보기 위해 세계유명인사가 한자리에 앉았다.

 

가수 클리프 리처드경 7회로 최다

코미디언 릭키 제바이스는 일면식도 없는 테니스 선수 앤디 머레이가족과 같은 자리에 앉아

미국배우 브래들리 쿠퍼, 케이트 케임브리지 공작부인 그리고 데이비드 베컴은 로얄석을 한번 이상씩 사용

베컴부부는 빅토리아 베컴의 옷을 홍보하기 위하여 로얄석 사용했다고...

그 외에도 많은 스타들이 참석했다.

 

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윔블든 로얄석은 1922년이래 연예계 스타들과 그의 손님을 위해서 사용되어 왔으며

총 74석의 로얄석은 다크 그린의 'Lloyd Loom wicker' 의자로 셋팅되어 있다.

영국의 왕실과 가족들 또 외국 정부 수뇌급 등이 게스트로 초청을 받으며 경기 후 오찬을 위해 클럽하우스로 초대받는다.복장은 남자는 정장 여자는 절대 모자를 써서는 안된다.

 

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[경제용어]윔블든 효과(Wimbledon Effect)

윔블든 테니스대회에서 영국인이 우승한 사례는 1936년 이후 전무하다.

따라서 윔블든 효과는 국내 금융시장에서 자국기업보다 외국기업의 활동이 더 활발한 현상을

의미한다. 시장 개방후 외국계 자금이 대부분을 차지하는 현상이다.

 

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Which celeb hogged the Wimbledon tickets the most?

Revealed, the stars who just couldn't keep away from the All England Club - including some who made it into the Royal Box twice

 

Ever-present Cliff Richard attended seven times
A-listers like Hugh Jackman were there keen to befriend their tennis heroes
Ricky Gervais was given a seat with Andy Murray's family even though pair had never met before
Bradley Cooper, Duchess of Cambridge and David Beckham attended more than once
Victoria Beckham used seat in royal box as chance to show off a dress from her new collection

Other stars turned out to enjoyed hospitality provided by sponsors like Evian


Published: 15:06 GMT, 7 July 2014 | Updated: 07:06 GMT, 8 July 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rubbed shoulders with Hollywood royalty, Bradley Cooper couldn't keep his hands off Suki Waterhouse, Kate Beckinsale and Orlando Bloom flirted up a storm while Jude Law and Hugh Jackman chit-chatted with pals, flanked by Prince Michael of Kent, Lord Freddie Windsor and his wife, actress Sophie Winkleman.


No, this isn’t the glitzy after-party of a Hollywood premiere, but centre court at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships 2014.


Has there ever been such a starry crowd in suburban SW19?

And how on earth has lawn tennis become such a fixture on the celebrity circuit?

 

June 30

June 30: Sir Cliff Richard arrives at Wimbledon to cheer on Andy Murray, who beat big-serving South African Kevin Anderson

July 1

July 1: A monochrome suit-clad Cliff arrives to watch Roger Federer take on Tommy Robredo

July 2

July 2: Third time's a charm for Sir Cliff, who arrived to watch Andy Murray play Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals

July 3

July 3: He's back again - and this time he brought Cilla Black along with him to watch Simona Halep lose to Eugenie Bouchard in the women's quarter finals

 

 

 

July 4

July 4: Sir Cliff Richard arrives during day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships to watch Djokovic play Dimitrov in the men's semi finals

July 5

July 5: Here he is again for the women's final where Eugenie Bouchard lost to Petra Kvitova

July 6

July 6: Obviously Sir Cliff couldn't miss the big men's finals, where he watched Djokovic beat Federer from the Royal Box

June 30

June 30: Sir Trevor McDonald arrives at Wimbledon to cheer on Andy Murray, who beat big-serving South African Kevin Anderson

July 4

July 4: Former TV Journalist Sir Trevor McDonald arrives for the semi-finals on Day 11 of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships

July 5

July 5: Sir Trevor McDonald arrives to watch the women's singles finals, where Kvitova beat Bouchard

 

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미국 캔자스 시티의 Schlitterbahn 워터파크는  5월에 개장할 예정이었지만 지연을 반복해

7월에 개장 계획이다

 

명실공히 세계 최고 높이 워터슬라이드가 될 이 시설의 사장인 Jeff Henry는 자신의 생애가장 공포스러운

놀이기구라고 말했다.

 

사실 이 슬라이드는 나이아가라 폭포 보다도 더 높은 17층 높이 또는 50m 높이에서 60~70mph (31 m/s)의

속도로 떨어지게 된다.

 

*1 mph = 0.44704 m/s

* 음속은 340m/s


'Like jumping off the Empire State Building!'

Owner of the world's tallest water slide tests it himself after launch is delayed a third time and admits it's the 'scariest thing' he's done


The Verruckt was scheduled to open at Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark on May 23 but has faced repeated delays
The slide's name translates as 'go insane' and it is now scheduled to open in July
Park-owner Jeff Henry has described the ride as 'the scariest thing [he'd] done'
The drop from the top is further than the height of Niagara Falls
Riders will descend 17 storeys or 168 feet at between 60 and 70mph

 

By David Mccormack


When the world's tallest water slide finally opens it will be, as this video shows, be absolutely terrifying.

The Verruckt, German for ‘go insane’, will see its riders drop 17 storeys or 168-foot-tall - further down than if they were jumping off Niagara Falls.

 

The opening date at Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark was recently delayed for a third time by problems with the conveyor system that transports the four person raft to the top of the slide.
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The Verruckt was scheduled to open at Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark in May but has faced repeated delays

The Verruckt was scheduled to open at Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark in May but has faced repeated delays, now owner Jeff Henry has released video footage of him taking the plunge to prove that it is now safe for humans

 

The ride was originally due to open in May - but now the park is confident it will be open for business sometime during July

The ride was originally due to open in May - but now the park is confident it will be open for business sometime during July

 

Henry has described the experience as

Henry has described the experience as 'the scariest thing [he'd] done', while Schooley has called it an 'extreme thrill' without comparison

 

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