THE NEW FORTY No...not again...when will we learn?
In my early days in emergency management I compiled a report about what has come to be known as the "Great White fire". That was the fire that was started when pyrotechnics were used in a Great White ... Posted on 1/28/13 at 12:12 PM
The owner of a nightclub in southern Brazil where more than 230 people died in a fire last weekend deflected blame to "the whole country," as well as to architects and inspectors charged with making sure the building was safe, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing more than 230 people as panicked partygoers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. It appeared to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade.
Juliana Barbassa and Marco Sibaja
, January 27, 2013
An unusual circumstance will occur this week when the 469-foot-long Atlanticborg arrives in Duluth, first to unload wind turbine components for projects in Montana and North Dakota and then to load 60 wind turbine blades made in North Dakota for export to Brazil.
Dozens of wind turbine blades manufactured at Grand Forks’ LM Wind Power plant began a three-week journey to Brazil Friday. During the past two weeks, 60 blades were trucked to Duluth and loaded onto the 469-foot ship Alamosborg.
Two men have been detained and questioned for allegedly helping provide a gun to a man who entered a Rio de Janeiro school, opened fire and killed at least 12 children before taking his own life, a police official said Saturday.
Grief-stricken relatives threw themselves upon caskets and wept to exhaustion as Rio buried most of the 12 children killed in a school shooting. The massacre shocked Brazilians — and stoked new calls for stricter guns laws.
Stalking the halls of his one-time elementary school, 23-year-old Wellington Oliveira killed 10 girls and two boys, most with shots to their heads even as children begged him to stop, witnesses said. Open the article to see a video report on the Brazil school massacre.
Obama: 'We cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy' President Barack Obama authorized limited military action against Libya Saturday, saying Moammar Gadhafi's continued assault on his own people left the U.S. and its international partners with no other choice. The Pentagon said 112 cruise missiles were launched from U.S. and United Kingdom ships and subs, hitting 20 targets.
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