Tuesday, May 27, 2014

HUMAN DEVOLUTION & SOCIETAL COLLAPSE: "Are They Mad" - Donetsk And Slavyansk Residents Shocked As Europe And America Authorizes Petro Poroshenko's Puppet Government In Ukraine To Wage All Out War On Separatists; Dozens Killed; Many Buildings Destroyed; Shops, Schools And Banks Closed As Full-Scale Civil War Looms! [GRAPHIC VIDEOS+PHOTOS]

May 27, 2014 - DONETSK, UKRAINE - People are clearing shelves in Donetsk city shops, fearing a new wave of attack and storming of the city by Ukrainian troops. Fighter jets are buzzing overhead in the sky, as self-defense prepares for a fight in the occupied administrative buildings.


A woman looks at her building destroyed as a result of Monday's combat of Ukrainian troops with anti-government
forces near the International airport in Donetsk on May 27, 2014. (AFP Photo / Alexander Khudoteply)


Kiev's bloody eastern Ukraine campaign: LIVE UPDATES

For the first time since the Monday attack, gunfire was heard at Donetsk’s airport and Ukrainian military helicopters and fighter jets reappeared above the area.

Meanwhile, residents of the eastern Ukrainian city have rushed to the shops, sweeping foodstuffs from the shelves, as many fear a full-scale storming of Donetsk is being launched.


WATCH:  EXTREMELY GRAPHIC VIDEO - The bodies of up to 30 self-defense fighters were taken to a morgue in Donetsk following a day of heavy fighting.




“We fear that there will be a storming, and the shops will stop working,” a woman told RIA Novosti.

The most popular products bought are cereals, canned goods and water, as people expect a long-term assault amid very hot weather.

Many shops, banks and cafes have already been closed, and there are few people and cars seen on the streets, Itar-Tass reports. Schools are being evacuated and bomb shelter addresses are being distributed in the city’s districts. The Kiev forces have blocked almost all roads to and from Donetsk, the agency says.


People donate blood for those injured in clashes between the Kiev forces and the self-defense
in Donetsk on May 27, 2014. (RIA Novosti / Natalia Seliverstova)

city ,still recieving dead bodies,in uniform&civilians,w/clashes
b/ween army & anti-govt on @MFinoshina_RT

The self-defense fighters of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic withdrew from the areas of Monday’s battles to the city’s center, barricading themselves inside administrative buildings, including regional administration and Ukrainian Security Service offices.

However, the people apparently do not feel safe anywhere in Donetsk, after Monday’s shooting at the city’s railway station, away from the airport area battleground. At least one woman was killed in the incident and two more civilians injured, including an 8-year-old boy.

The PM of Donetsk People’s Republic, Aleksandr Boroday, meanwhile claimed that as many as 50 civilians and over 50 members of the self-defense were killed in clashes with the Ukrainian troops on Monday.


WATCH:  Ukrainian military helicopters fire missiles on Donetsk intl airport.



WATCH: Death and despair in Slavyansk.



WATCH: Donetsk inferno video - Fire engulfs ice hockey stadium.



WATCH:  'Are they mad?' - Slavyansk 'shocked' as Ukraine army shells residential area.



WATCH:  Aftermath of attack on truck carrying wounded self-defence fighters that killed 30+.




While the civilian toll has so far been unconfirmed, there are numerous reports confirming a bloodbath near the Donetsk airport, in which a truck carrying dozens of injured self-defense fighters was shot at from the air and then destroyed “at point-blank range from a shoulder-launcher.” The survivors were allegedly finished off by snipers, according to the self-defense.

In the Donetsk Region city of Slavyansk, at least three civilians were also killed in Ukrainian army shelling of several apartment blocks.

A Twitter campaign against the Ukrainian military operation in Donetsk has been launched under the hashtag #SaveDonbassPeople. Hundreds of Twitter posts with tagged selfies together with a combination of photos showing civilians killed in eastern Ukraine have appeared since early Tuesday.

Donbas miners rising

Following the start of the latest wave of Kiev’s offense, workers at several mines in Donetsk have gone on strike. The action has been launched indefinitely in protest of the military operation carried out by government troops against anti-Kiev forces.

“Miners from the Skochinskogo, Abakumova, Chelyuskintsev, Trudovskaya mines have not been working today,” strikers, negotiating with the leadership of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), told RIA Novosti. “People have been standing by the entrances, not wanting to go underground, they are having rallies demanding the suspension of military actions.”


- Фото
@anti_maydan

Members of Donetsk self-defense erect a barricade on the road leading to the
Donetsk airport, May 27, 2014. (Reuters / Yannis Behrakis)

The industrial region of Donbas is strongly associated with mining and metallurgy, and the miners are believed to be a powerful driving force there. There have only been a few incidents of strikes at the mines since the start of the Ukrainian crisis, with workers being under pressure of losing their jobs and wages if they walk out.

On Sunday, hundreds of people in Donetsk besieged the residence of oligarch Rinat Akhmetov, who owns much of eastern Ukraine’s industrial companies, demanding that he take the side of the protesters and start paying taxes to DNR, instead of Kiev.


WATCH: 'Poroshenko puppet president, Ukraine control system in total chaos'.




Akhmetov, who initially issued statements against the military operation, has recently taken Kiev’s side, reportedly pressing his employees to start taking part in “anti-separatist” rallies.

RT’s sources in Donetsk working at Akhmetov-controlled companies said that employees were gathered en-masse at the city’s Donbass Arena stadium. They have been ordered to attend anti-DNR rallies under a threat of losing their jobs. - RT.



GLOBAL VOLCANISM: The Volcano Report For May 27, 2014 - Major Updates On Shiveluch, Etna, Bagana, Batu Tara, Sinabung, Shishaldin, Popocatépetl, Santiaguito, Pacaya, Fuego, Momotombo, San Miguel, Ubinas, And Heard! [PHOTOS+GRAPHS+MAPS]

May 27, 2014 - WORLDWIDE VOLCANOES - The following constitutes the new activity, unrest and ongoing reports of volcanoes across the globe, courtesy of  Volcano Discovery.

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): The volcano remains very active, growing its lava dome which occasionally looses some of its mass due to avalanches and explosions.


Eruption from Shiveluch this morning in Kamchatka.

A stronger eruption occurred at the volcano this morning producing an ash plume that rose to 33,000 ft (10 km) altitude and drifted to the SE.


Etna (Sicily, Italy): Weak strombolian activity continues with little variation from the New SE crater. A slightly increasing trend of tremor amplitude can be observed over the past days.


Strombolian explosion at Etna's NSEC (Radiostudio7 webcam)

Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): Explosive (likely strong strombolian-type) eruptions continue at the volcano. An ash plume to estimated 10,000 (3 km) altitude was observed extending 35 nautical miles to the west this morning (VAAC Darwin).


Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): A few explosions were again strong enough to produce plumes that were spotted on satellite imagery recently.


Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Weak lava extrusion continues to add material to the viscous lava lobe, which at the same time looses some of its mass in occasional small rockfalls from its front and the sides. These sometimes result in small pyroclastic flows.


Shishaldin (United States, Aleutian Islands): Low-level eruptive activity likely continues, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, although no direct observations could be made during the past 24 hours. Seismic signals suggest occasional small explosions. The alert status remains orange.


Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): No significant changes have occurred in the volcano's activity during the past weeks. Magma continues to rise, at fluctuating rates, slowly into the summit crater, producing weak intermittent explosions and glow at night.


Small ash explosion at Popocatépetl yesterday.


A small swarm of earthquakes with 6 volcano-tectonic quakes of magnitudes 2.6, 2.7, 1.8, 3.0, 2.6 and 3.0 occurred during 25-26 May.

The alert level remains unchanged at "Yellow Phase 2". (CENAPRED)


Santa María / Santiaguito (Guatemala): A new viscous lava flow has started to slowly descend through the ravine on the eastern flank of the Caliente dome. Rock falls and strong degassing accompany this activity.


Pacaya (Guatemala): The volcano remains quiet. INSIVUMEH reports only a continuous degassing plume reaching about 50 m above the crater.


Fuego (Guatemala): Explosive activity has been weaker recently, with pulses of strombolian explosions ejecting incandescent material to up to 100 m above the crater. Effusive activity continued to feed the lava flow towards Barranca Taniluyá. This morning, it was still about 100 m long.


Momotombo (Nicaragua): A strong swarm of earthquakes occurred at shallow (1-10 km) depths beneath the southern flank of the volcano during Sunday-Monday.


Map of recent earthquakes at Momotombo volcano

The largest quake was a magnitude 4.1 event.

While the quakes could be related to magmatic intrusions, they more likely represent aftershocks from April's twin M6 earthquakes.


San Miguel (El Salvador): Seismic activity remains at elevated levels and the volcano emits strong pulsating gas and steam puffs rising to approx. 800 m. Heavy rainfalls have been causing damage due to mud flows in the areas at the feet of the volcano.


Current seismic activity at San Miguel (VSM station, MARN)

No further ash emissions were mentioned in SNET's latest report, but reported that ground observers heard noises of what could be falling ejecta from explosions at the volcano. This could not be confirmed.


Ubinas (Peru): Steam and weak ash emissions continue at the volcano, but have decreased over the past days along with weaker seismic activity.


Steam and ash plume from Ubinas today

Heard (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean): Some activity has probably resumed (or continued) at the remote volcano. The latest MODVOLC images show a significant hot spot at the summit crater.


MODIS hot spots at Heard Island (MODVOLC, Univ. Hawaii)

While the nature of the activity cannot be determined with certainty, the absence of ash on the snow-covered flanks of the volcano visible on satellite imagery, suggests that the activity is not or only weakly explosive and could consist in turn in the presence of a small lava lake.


Complete Earthquake list (worldwide) for May 27, 2014.

- Volcano Discovery.



INFRASTRUCTURE & SOCIETAL COLLAPSE: Six Cars Derail In Deadly Train Crash In Northern India - At Least 40 Killed, Many Injured! [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

May 27, 2014 - INDIA - An express train smashed into into a parked freight train in northern India today, killing at least 40 people and reducing cars to heaps of torn and twisted metal.


Rescue workers attempt to make their way through the mangle Gorakhdham Express,
which rammed into a goods train at Chureb station.

The Gorakhpur Express passenger train was travelling at high speed and slammed on its brakes in an attempt to stop, but hit the train sitting on the tracks near a railway station in Uttar Pradesh state, district magistrate Bharat Lal said.

Six of the cars on the express train derailed, with one car with unreserved seating taking the brunt of the impact and accounting for most of the 40 deaths so far counted, senior police officer Amrendra Sainger said.

'It has been reduced to a mangled iron mesh,' he said. 'We do not know how many people were there.' While the car seats 72, such trains are often filled beyond capacity.


WATCH:
Train crash in northern India kills at least 40, many trapped.




Authorities were searching for the station master, who disappeared after the accident in Sant Kabir Nagar, about 140 miles southeast of the state capital, Lucknow. But authorities said it was too early to say what had gone wrong and were investigating everything from mechanical failure to human error.

Villagers were the first to reach the scene after the accident about six miles from the nearest road. Indian TV broadcast images of them assisting the injured amid piles of strewn luggage.

'I was working in the field when I heard the whistle of the engine, and suddenly I heard the sound of a crash. It was a terrible sound . it still reverberates in my ears,' villager Ram Chander Chaudhry told news channel Samachar Plus. 'Within minutes I reached there and saw the train had been derailed.'

Most of the victims were poor farm workers returning to their homes from the neighbouring state of Haryana, local police official Zameer Ahmad said. The train departed from Haryana's Hissar town and was just 29 miles from its destination of Gorakhpur when the accident happened.


At least 40 killed: Officials and rescuers gather around the wreckage after the Gorakhpur Express
passenger train slammed into a parked freight train Chureb, near Basti, Uttar Pradesh state.
Most of the victims were poorfarm workers returning to their homes from the neighbouring state of Haryana.

Six of the cars on the express train derailed, with one car with unreserved seating taking the
brunt of the impact and accounting for most of the deaths.

Because of the remote location, 'it was difficult to start rescue operations immediately,' Ahmad said. 'By the time police and rail officials reached the spot, villagers and other passengers had moved the injured away.'

Rescuers worked to free people trapped under toppled cars and debris. The express train's driver died later Monday from serious injuries, while the assistant driver was in critical condition, railway official Alok Kumar said.

Trains were diverted to other tracks to avoid the wreckage.

Narendra Modi, who was sworn in later Monday as India's new prime minister, expressed condolences to the families of the dead in a message on Twitter. "Prayers with the injured," he said.

Accidents are common on India's railroad network, one of the world's largest with 20 million people riding daily on about 11,000 passenger trains. Most accidents are blamed on poor maintenance and human error.

Earlier this month, a train crashed into a jeep at an unmanned railroad crossing in Uttar Pradesh, killing 13 members of a wedding party. Four days earlier, a passenger train derailed, killing at least 19 people just south of Mumbai. Another train derailment last month left dozens injured in the northeast state of Assam. - Daily Mail.



GLOBAL VOLCANISM: Russia's Shiveluch Volcano Erupts - Spews Ash To 10 Kilometres High Above Sea Level!

May 27, 2014 - KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA -  The Shiveluch volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula has spewed ash to a height of up to 10 km above sea level.


ITAR-TASS

The plume from the giant mountain moves towards south-east towards the Kamchatka Peninsula, the local branch of Russia's emergency situations ministry told Itar-tass.

The ash cloud poses no hazard to nearby populated localities, the source said.

According to the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT), the the second highest hazard level the volcano poses to aircraft - aviation orange colour code remains assigned to the giant mountain.

Shiveluch is the northernmost and one of the most active volcanoes of Kamchatka. It has been erupting with short intervals for about 10 years.

The volcano is located 450 km northeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Its altitude is 3,283 metres. The highest point of the active part of the volcano, called Young Shiveluch is at 2.8 km above sea level. The diameter of the volcano base is 45-50 km. The total area - at least 1,300 square km. The nearest settlement - Klyuchi, is located at a distance of 50 km from the foot of the volcano.

The previous periods of the volcano activity intensification had been recorded in 1980-1981 and in 1993-1995, respectively. The most recent eruption of the giant mount that was assessed by scientists as catastrophic was observed in 1964.

During the recent strong activity on May 13, 2014, the volcano spewed ash to the height between seven and ten kilometres. On following days, scientists noted squeezing lava and growth of lava's dome as well as collapses of red-hot avalanches. - ITAR-TASS.



DISASTER PRECURSORS: The Latest Incidents Of Strange Animal Behavior - Fish Deaths A Mystery At Lake Mendocino, California; Rare Prehistoric-Looking Sawfish Caught In Bonyton Beach Inlet, Florida; Lost Snake Species Rediscovered On Clarion Island, Mexico; Pygmy Sperm Whale Found Dead On Delaware Beach; And Very Rare Harpy Eagles, The "Unicorn" Of The Amazon Rainforest Caught On Camera?!

May 27, 2014 - EARTH - The following constitutes the latest reports of unusual animal behavior, mass die-offs, beaching and stranding of mammals, and the appearance of rare creatures.

Fish Deaths A Mystery At Lake Mendocino, California
Hundreds of dead carp are lining the shores of Lake Mendocino, but officials aren't sure why. Glenda Anderson/The Press Democrat

Hundreds of dead carp, mouths agape, are lining the shores of Lake Mendocino, but the cause of the die-off remained a mystery on Tuesday.

"Right now, we're just in limbo," said Ryan McClymont, a spokesman with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages Lake Mendocino.

The fish were first reported washing ashore on Sunday, McClymont said. State Fish and Wildlife biologists have been asked to investigate the deaths, he said.

Because the victims are nearly all carp, the cause is unlikely to be water that is too warm or insufficient oxygen, he said. Carp are one of the more resilient fish and would not normally be the first to die under those conditions, McClymont said. He said there are diseases that are specific to carp.


The Press Democrat

The curious event drew Ukiah siblings Eleni, Paola and Chris Rodriguez to the lake on Tuesday. Their mother had told them about the dead fish the day before.

"We didn't believe her," said Paola Rodriguez, 17.

Eleni Rodriguez, 19, said she was worried someone had poisoned the fish.

"It's scary to see all those dead fishes," said Paola Rodriguez.

McClymont said more should be known about the fish deaths later this week. - The Press Democrat.


Rare Prehistoric-Looking Sawfish Caught In Bonyton Beach Inlet, Florida
A Florida man and his friends caught a rare sawfish while fishing off Bonyton Beach Inlet in south Florida. Twitter

A Florida man was fishing with his buddies early Sunday morning when they caught a rare, 500-pound sawfish.

Dustin Richter and his friends had been fishing for nearly an hour off Bonyton Beach Inlet with no bites when one of the lines suddenly began to pull, WSVN-TV reported.

"All that adrenaline was pumping while we're pull him up," Richter told the station.

The group wrestled with the line for two hours while it was still dark out, finally reeling in a nearly 12-foot long sawfish.

"I kinda got to the light and we saw the fish, realized it was a sawfish," Richter told the station.

"We were amazed, because it was 11 feet long and the bill was 4 feet long and it was just a crazy find," Richter said.

Sawfish are named for their long, thin snouts that are covered with saw-like teeth. The snouts, called a rostrum, are used to stun and kill their prey, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They are not considered dangerous to humans and are usually found in shallow waters near the coasts of Florida and Australia.

But finding sawfish, which are listed as an endangered species, is a once in a lifetime occurrence. Their numbers have dwindled due to their habitat being destroyed or from repeated capture. Sawfish were once frequently sought after for their meat, according to the NOAA.

They are now harvested for their saws, fins and teeth in unlawful animal trade organizations.

Richter and his friends released the sawfish back into the water, but not before Richter was able to get a tooth from the fish's rostrum.

"It's just one of those prehistoric-looking animals," Richter told ABC News. "If you see them you're lucky to see them and if you catch them you're even luckier." - HNGN.


Lost Snake Species Rediscovered On Clarion Island, Mexico
The Clarion Nightsnake has a distinctive pattern of spots Daniel Mulcahy

The Clarion Nightsnake was found on the Pacific island of Clarion in Mexico by a researcher from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.

The snake was first discovered in 1936 by naturalist William Beebe.

Although never declared extinct, it was struck from the record after scientists were unable to rediscover it.

The museum said that researcher Daniel Mulcahy, working with an expert from a Mexican institute, carried out an expedition to Clarion Island where their team identified 11 snakes matching Beebe's description.

DNA tests confirmed that the Clarion Nightsnake was indeed genetically distinct from others found in mainland Mexico.

The museum said the snake species is found exclusively on the island and could have remained unknown to science if not for the team's efforts. It is now recognised as a full species.

"The rediscovery of the Clarion Nightsnake is an incredible story of how scientists rely on historical data and museum collections to solve modern-day mysteries about biodiversity in the world we live in," Mr Mulcahy said in a museum statement.

"Proper identification is the first step toward conserving this snake, and we plan to continue monitoring this species to learn more about the role it plays in the delicate Clarion Island ecosystem." - BBC.


Rare Harpy Eagles, The "Unicorn" Of The Amazon Rainforest Caught On Camera
A rare harpy eagle and her chick in the Amazon rainforest.Jeff Cremer/Lucas Bustamante/Jaime Culebras
A team of nature photographers recently hit the wildlife jackpot: the group spotted one of the rarest winged creatures in the Amazon rainforest.

"Its so rare, it's like seeing a unicorn," Jeff Cremer of Perunature said in a press release.

Cremer and two other wildlife photographers of TropicalHerping were lucky enough to get up close and personal with the pair of birds and their chick during a hike this month.

"Birders spend their whole lives just to catch a glimpse of the harpy eagle," said Cremer. "What makes [this] especially rare is the fact that a pair of harpy eagles nest just once every two or even three years. I've seen jaguars, tapirs and puma and have even been the first person to film new species, but seeing the harpy eagle feed and interact with its chick was really amazing."

Harpy eagles are at the top of the food chain in the Amazon sky. The massive birds have a wingspan of 6 to 7 feet and the height of an average 5-year-old when sitting. The birds of prey have massive talons the size of a grizzly bear's claws and a beak powerful enough to easily dismember monkeys and sloths.


WATCH: Baby Harpy Eagle




"In my country, Ecuador, there is an Amazonian tribe called the Huaorani," photographer Lucas Bustamante explained. "They believe that they are descendants of the jaguar and the harpy eagle. They worship these two animals as their gods and view them as being very important to the jungle. After being face to face with a harpy eagle, it is easy to see why they believe that. Finding myself in the jungle with that mythological creature was like being in front of a legendary griffin."

Two weeks ago, the team set out at around 4:30 a.m. and hiked through the jungle to arrive at the tree with the nest. They prepared for the climb up and discovered a harpy eagle chick nestled in a 4-by-5 foot nest.

After observing the patient chick, who was waiting for its next meal, the team watched as the chick's mother swooped in with a dead sloth in her talons. She later came back with a fully grown Brazilian porcupine for her chick.

"The pair of harpy eagles feeding their young in the nest made this trip a dream come true!” the third photographer, Jaime Culebras, said. - FOX News.



Pygmy Sperm Whale Found Dead On Delaware Beach
A dead pygmy sperm whale washed onto the beach at Delaware Seashore State Park on Sunday.MERR Institute

A dying 10-foot long, 800-pound pygmy sperm whale washed up at Delaware Seashore State Park on Sunday and no one is sure, just yet, why the animal died.

"He appeared to be a fairly robust animal with what looked like what might have been a previous entanglement around his tail," said Suzanne Thurman, executive director of the Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute.

"He did have a fairly heavy parasite load in his GI tract, which is indicative of poor health."

But it's unknown whether additional testing on the animal to determine the cause will be done. Thurman said they collected samples and preserved them, but they have no money to send them off for testing.

They reported the stranding to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has been tracking a large scale dolphin die-off along the Atlantic Coast over the last year.

If the federal agency seeks samples, Thurman said MERR will provide them for testing. The dolphin die-off, which also impacted some whales, has been linked to morbillivirus.

Thurman, along with a team of 10 volunteers, worked to keep onlookers away from the stranding area between Conquest Road and the Life Saving Station to perform an animal necropsy, the first step in figuring out how the whale died.

From the outside, the whale appeared healthy. Thurman said that is unusual because in the past, pigmy sperm whales that have stranded along the Delaware coast, are emaciated.

Once the whale was opened up, though, it was loaded with parasites both in its stomach and its blubber, she said. There was some food in the stomach, though not much, she said.

Pygmy sperm whales are found throughout tropical and temperate waters in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans and it is not unusual to see them off the Delaware coast, especially far offshore.

Unlike larger baleen whales, pygmy sperm whales have teeth. They use the hook-like lower teeth to spear squid, an important part of their diet.

The last pygmy sperm whale stranding in Delaware was last May when a pregnant female stranded on the beach at Cape Shores. Prior to that, there was a female and full term fetus in 2007 and a mother and calf in 2006, she said. - The News Journal.



EXTREME WEATHER: Four Killed By Lightning During Unseasonal Rainfall In Telangana, India!

May 27, 2014 - INDIA - Heavy rains coupled with gale winds that lashed several mandals of Warangal,Nizamabad districts in Telangana and East Godavari, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram districts in coastal AP and parts of Anantapur in Rayalaseema claimed four lives.


File photo.


According to reports reaching here, four persons including a 20 year old woman died when lightning struck in many places of Warangal during the midnight hours of Monday till the wee hours of today.

Banoth Uma, Kambalapalli Thanda in Mahbubabad Mandal who is going to get married on 21 of this month died when the thunderbolt struck while she is trying to shift material related to the wedding ceremony from outside into her house.

Her mother is also hurt in the incident.

Rains lashed K Samudram, Dharmasagar, Mulugu and Chelpuru mandal at the same time.

Kusa Kondaiah (38) of Salakhpur, Maddur mandal, died struck by a thunder bolt while he trying to escape from the heavy rain by standing under a tree.

In another, incident again in Warangal district a Hamali, Elikatte Govardhan (26) was struck by lightening during the wee hours of today in Bachannapet of Gangapur while he was uploading rice bags into a waiting truck in a market yard. He died on the spot.

Onere persons whose identity was not established died when thunderbolt struck him in the freak rain, mango orchards and Banana plantations took heavy toll in the rain and heavy winds.

In neighboring Nizamabad, heavy rains damaged rice bags left in pen in market yard, turmeric and Aamchur (dried mango) in huge quantities.

Farmers in the region were again warned by the met office that the low pressure area in addition to the cumulonimbus clouds spread over Telangana could bring in more rains.  - Web India.



RATTLE & HUM: Mysterious Windsor Hum's Source Revealed As Zug Island - But Scientists Still Have No Idea What The Cause Is?!

May 27, 2014 - ONTARIO, CANADA -  A federally funded study confirms a humming noise in Windsor, Ontario, emanates from an island across the Detroit River but fails to completely solve the long-running mystery over the vibration.


National Post, Canada

Essex Conservative MP Jeff Watson, who revealed the findings Friday, says the acoustic monitoring study shows the rumbling is real and reaches Windsor from heavily industrial Zug Island in River Rouge, Mich.

But he says the investigation - done by scientists at the University of Windsor and Western University - fails to pinpoint just what has been causing the phenomenon.

Watson says Ottawa is now out of options to further zero in on just what's making the humming sound hum and that efforts now lie with authorities on the Michigan side of the river.

He says the study has been provided to officials there, including the governor, and that the Canadian consul-general in Detroit will push authorities in the state to get to the bottom of the matter.

The Windsor hum has been the subject of speculation for several years and has even rattled houses in the city.

An earlier seismographic study by Natural Resources Canada identified Zug Island as the likely source of the noise pollution. - National Post.



FIRE IN THE SKY: Was It A Bird Or A Plane - No, A Meteorite Strikes Ohio Man's Car?!

May 27, 2014 - OHIO, UNITED STATES - A Kettering man believes a meteorite hit his car early Sunday morning. Joe Massa said he was driving home in the center lane on I-75 North when his Buick was struck by something around 2 a.m.


Massa describes the damage to his car after an impact around 2 a.m. Sunday.Dee Moorman

Out of the corner of his eye, he said, "I could see something. It was a light, shadow, a beam of light, small. Within a split second, something hit me, the front of the car was pushed over into the far left lane."

Massa said there was a big flash when it hit.

"It was like a silent pop," Massa said, "then there was pressure in the car. I could feel pressure in my ears, like the air had changed in the car, in a split second."

Massa, who manages restaurants in the Cincinnati area, said he pulled over immediately to see if he hit a deer, a dog, or something else. He found nothing, except the damages to the right-front bumper.

Massa said he got off at the Tylersville Road exit and went to a gas station where he met with a West Chester police officer and a trooper with the Ohio Highway Patrol.

We continue to work to verify Massa's story with those agencies.

The dent in the bumper seems to show a downward motion, as if something fell from the sky and struck it.

"What are the chances of this happening?" said Massa, "The West Chester police officer told me it's 1 in 275 million!"

Massa said he was unaware of the meteor shower that was expected over the weekend as the tail of a comet, discovered in 2004, entered the earth's atmosphere.

News Center 7's Rich Wirdzek said incidents like this happen occasionally. He said it's possible for a meteorite to make it through the atmosphere and crash onto the earth, or in this case a Buick. - Dayton Daily News.