Queenburgh – In the early hours of Saturday morning a resident of Queensburg woke up with a bang, someone was visiting but they really weren’t invited. A car came crashing over their wall into their swimming pool.
Luckily the two men that drove the luxury 4×4 into the pool survived with minor injuries. Even more fortunate for the two guys is that the swimming pool was drained and the situation could of been much worse.
According to Vanessa Jackson from ER24 the driver lost control, or seem to have lost control of the vehicle on Stella Road and then he went through the wall. The car rolled over into the swimming pool.
Both men survived the accident.
Hurricane Danielle is still on course of the coast from America and Bermuda but has ecceded forecasters expectations by reaching category 4 storm levels. There is still no danger as Danielle as the hurricane is to far out over the Atlantic but a strong rip currents are expected in the U.S East Coast with dangers of dangerous surf surrounding the Bermuda area.
5:00 AM AST Fri Aug 27
Location: 26.5°N 58.7°W
Max sustained: 135 mph
Moving: NW at 12 mph
Min pressure: 946 mb
The basic rights to water, health and education is now a vanishing in the biggest strike South Africa has most probably ever seen. Not only have people died because they could not go or get into government hospitals but children can’t continue with their careers because they are threatened by the very people that got Jacob Zuma in power. Jacob Zuma promises to revamp the education system, this is not what he meant if one should take a guess.
If things aren’t turning for the worse already with countless unions wanting to join the strike, like the mine workers, the army, the police, the prison workers there is another group of people that might join the strike on Monday, this will cause another one of South African’s basics rights to vanish in the dark cloud of chaos surrounding the cities, water.
The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) now also said today that they will create a serious water crisis since their members would join the now more than a million strikers in going on strike from Monday.
They claimed South Africa will for the very first time experience a serious water crisis while forgetting that they anyway have not been doing their jobs properly because South Africa has for the past few years faced a water crisis but like many people would know, no one is picking up the phone with their fat government salaries.
The water-boarding unions of South Africa will now show us South Africans something we already know, a water crisis.
The Unions are demanding a increase of wages at 12.5%
Hurricane season in the Atlantic has officially begun with the first series of hurricanes have formed. Hurricane Danielle is the first major hurricane of the season followed by Earl then Fiona which is still forming on the coast of Africa. Hurricane Danielle has gained momentum to a category 3 hurricane with Hurricane Earl on it’s heals.
So far Hurricane Danielle’s course is of the coast about 940 km from Bermuda. So there will not be that much of a threat inland as she is staying far enough that only tropical strenght winds will be felt and some dangerous surf around the coast. Here are Danielle’s wind speeds, location and momentum according to the National Weather Center
SUMMARY OF 200 AM AST...0600 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...26.2N 58.1W ABOUT 585 MI...940 KM SE OF BERMUDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/HR PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/HR MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...955 MB...28.20 INCHES
Hurricane Earl is a bit more worrisome as it seems that he might hit land at Bermuda but he is taking a similar route as Danielle.
Johannesburg, South Africa – Residents in Johannesburg got surprised by a massive earthquake or rather a tremor just after 9pm last night. The earthquake scared a lot of people and was felt at a lot of locations in Johannesburg.
Some reports of Bedfordview, Kensington and as close as 1km from Johannesburg went out. No one was injured neither any serious damage to property but people were "shaken" because of the tremor.
The Council for Geosciences in South Africa did not measure any earthquakes on Thursday night, the last one they recorded was on Tuesday, that was the smaller 2.9 Magnitude earthquake.
Some people also reported of buildings shaking in central Johannesburg. The earthquake was felt in numerous places around Johannesburg.
The biggest earthquake that ever hit Johannesburg was
Because the Council of Geosciences did not pick up the earthquake we could attribute it to mining activities similar to the earthquakes that were felt earlier this year near Gold Reef city. They also occurred because of mining activities.
No one until now could really confirm that the earthquakes happened because of mining activities.
The biggest earthquake in history we could find, since earthquakes have been tracked in South Africa was probably the magnitude 5.7 on the Richter scale that happened 36 years ago in Randfontein a 4.5 Magnitude earthquake also happened in central Johannesburg in 1966 as well as a 5 magnitude in Alexandra near Johannesburg.
WASHINGTON — NASA’s Kepler spacecraft discovered the first ever confirmed planetery system with more than on planet orbiting the same star. That means a place where life possibly could exist because it works the same as our planet, earth.
The two planets are named Kepler 9b and Kepler 9c. The discovery came after seven months of looking into space and at more than 156000 stars in search for earth like planets.
The super camera of Kepler measures tiny decreases in the stars brightness when other planets move past them, the discovery was made because of the planets that moved past their own "sun" similar in the way the earth moves around the sun.
There were more than 700 planet candidates in the first 43 days of Kepler data.
"Kepler’s high quality data and round-the-clock coverage of transiting objects enable a whole host of unique measurements to be made of the parent stars and their planetary systems," said Doug Hudgins, the Kepler program scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
The larger of the two planets is Kepler-9b, both have similar masses than each other but less than Saturn.
"Kepler-9b lies closest to the star with an orbit of about 19 days, while Kepler-9c has an orbit of about 38 days. By observing several transits by each planet over the seven months of data, the time between successive transits could be analyzed. "
"This discovery is the first clear detection of significant changes in the intervals from one planetary transit to the next, what we call transit timing variations," said Matthew Holman, a Kepler mission scientist from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. "This is evidence of the gravitational interaction between the two planets as seen by the Kepler spacecraft."
Scientists also identified a third planet that is similar to the size of earth, or actually 1 and a half times bigger than the earth and has a 1.6 day orbit around it’s sun or otherwise known as Kepler.
"Additional observations are required to determine whether this signal is indeed a planet or an astronomical phenomenon that mimics the appearance of a transit."
Pretoria, South Africa – According to sources and unconfirmed reports NUMSA will join the countrywide strike of public workers which the police and army also wants to join although the Police Minister said that the reports of the police joining the strike is not true.
According to information we have the strike notice will be served at August the 28th to the Retail Motor Industry Organization and the Fuel Retailers Association.
The strike will roll out on September 1st if the information is correct. According to the information the Unions want a three year agreement as well as other issues addressed.
There were also warnings of the closure of petrol stations as well as the Petroleum Sector being widely affected.
The news is now confirmed. NUMSA released a statement.
UPDATE 2: Here are their demands:
• Demand 20% wage increment across the board on Actuals;
• Demand that R20-00 minimum for the lowest paid in all sectors;
• Demand that Night Shift allowance to be at 20%;
• Demand that Afternoon Shift allowance to be at 15%;
• Demand 40hrs per week with full-pay;
• Demand Sunday work to be paid at a double;
• Demand Six (6) months full paid maternity leave;
• Demand a 1 year bargaining agreement; 1 September 2010 – 30 June 2011
• Demand prohibition and banning of labour brokers;
• Demand that Cashiers to be at grade 5;
• Demand removal of area differentials;
• Demand four (4) weeks severance pay for every year of service without limitations or ceiling; And
• Demand employer contribution of 70% for retirement and medical benefits.
According to information we received.
Consumers will be affected. Petrol stations might be totally shut and the entire Chemical Industry as well as the Petroleum sector will see a drop in sales.
NUMSA will also be serving strike notices in the Tyre and Rubber Industry for a strike to commence on 30 August 2010.
Part of the statement reads:
The situation now compels us to take our battle to their backyards, in the opulent and for the rich Sandton. It has never been our intention to embark on to march to Sandton, where our mothers and fathers work as kitchen girls and garden boys respectively, but because of their stubbornness we are compelled to invade the streets of Sandton on Saturday, 28 August 2010. Ours will neither be a picnic nor a tourism spree but a metalworkers’ militant action until our demands are met.
Washington, USA - The widely unpopular cybersecurity bill is to be sneaked into law by riding on another bill, the "defense authorization act".
The cybersecurity bill will piggy back right into the the homes and broadband connections of most Americans without them even knowing about it, giving the government the power to disconnect them at any time they so please.
The reason for this is that they most likely would not be able to pass the bill on its own due to opposition and also as usual they will make those that dont want the "defense authorization bill" signed in look like terrorists like they did previously.
That is how most of the oppressing laws are eventually made in the US, they piggyback onto other bills that might be brilliant ideas and woe to him that does not support great ideas.
The US is ultimately taking the stance on the "security" of the internet the same way China and North Korea did. Under the guise of security they might end up filtering sites that do not agree with the views of the US government or sites like Wikileaks could be "disconnected" for security purposes but luckily it has we are not at that point yet.
Drew Barrymore has been a figure on the big screen since she was a baby coming from a long line of family actors. Drew is one of the few child actors who has survived the limelight even though it meant by the age of thirteen she had her first stint in rehab. It took many years of mishaps to turn into the woman she is today but through all her troubled times she was always very good on screen. Any movie with Drew Barrymore in it is a bonus.
Going the distance is a romantic comedy directed by featuring Drew Barrymore and her ex Justin Long. Though there are rumours the two reunited during filming nothing has been confirmed as both actors are very private people when it comes to relationships. Even though the two are no longer a real life couple the chemistry and playfulness between them is still obvious on screen.
When Erin (played by Drew Barrymore) meets Garrett (played by Justin Long) in New York they both know that it can never be serious between them because in six weeks Erin has to go home in San Francisco, California to finish her last year of school. But despite that they fall for each other and realise they are good together. At the end of six weeks they decided to try out a long distance relationship. They try to make it work with Garrets two best friends who do not want to ‘loose’ their buddy to a relationship and Erin’s overprotective sister Corrine (played by Christina Applegate) trying to warn them that it just won’t wok. Joined by the fact that Garrets career as an assistant music scout takes off and Erin receiving a job offer in California as a journalist would they be able to work it out?
The international trailer for Going the Distance
Due to be released on 3 September 2010 Going the Distance looks like lots of fun. With enough laughs for a guy to enjoy and with enough romance/drama for a girl to enjoy this will be perfect movie for a date night.
The massive strike that is underway is about to be joined by the police, POPCRU the union of which most of the police is part of is also affiliated with Cosatu that’s already in the strike is said to join the crippling strike.
The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union blamed government of intimidation and state brutality they also blamed government of abusing the constitution and in a statement said "everyone has a right, peacefully and unarmed, to assemble, to demonstrate, to picket and to present petitions" which is true according to the constitution but not when this puts the lives of others in danger.
South Africans have had to deal with a dysfunctional government for a while now but things are getting out of hand when those protesters attack functioning model C schools which happened yesterday.
Today however the court prohibited all members of the police (SAPS) from joining the strike and if they do join the strike they will be fired, or could be fired. The interdict also banned POPCRU from promoting and supporting the strike further.
According to the SAPS act the people in employed by the South African Police Service may not stop working to join the strike.
California, USA – Just yesterday we wrote about the warning of a massive earthquake that might hit California. Today however a 3.8 Magnitude earthquake hit California although that is not the big one the researchers spoke of a 3.8 is bigger than the usual 2-3magnitude that usually hit the fault lines.
The earthquake hit at exactly 17:20 UTC time in Central California and was felt by a few people according to the information we have so far.
There were no reports of damage or injury, the earthquake happened a few minutes ago.
UVB-76 is the call-sign of a shortwave radio transmission that broadcasts what many believe to be Russian Morse code. Also known as the buzzer that has the sound of a alarm clock with a flat battery. Since 1982 there were only 3 times when the buzzer’s signal got interrupted and on August the 23rd something happened. A person with a "Hebrew" voice said the following words:
UVB-76, UVB-76 – 93 882 naimina 74 14 35 74 – 9 3 8 8 2 nikolai, anna, ivan, michail, ivan, nikolai, anna, 7, 4, 1, 4, 3, 5, 7, 4
No one really knows what the station is for but many believe it is for Russian spies and military to receive encrypted code but a voice speaking is very unusual. If you take the first letter of each word it spells NAIMNA which could be "na imena" which means "on names" as if someone is giving them names.
What makes the story even stranger is that a few days ago a user posted a message on 4chan, you can see the picture above. The entire threat is now missing on 4chan.
The information I am about to relay to you is highly classified. No one is supposed to know this. I do not know how much time i have to relay this to you. Currently, I am behind several unknown proxies so the government is unable to track down my location. However, I know that with several people educated about the events about to unfold, I may be able to save hundreds of lives. These evens have been planned out for years in special sessions of the United Nations, barring some representatives from these meetings which were never to go down on record. This is completely staged, and everything that occurs results of these evens will be expected and set into motion by the government officials all over the world.
Second message by same user:
The Russian Station UVB-76 is a "Dead Man’s Switch" created to detonate a nuclear device set in South Korea’s capital. It will be activated by Dmitry Medvedev’s assassination in early September. It has been made clear in the sessions that North Korea will take the blame and war will begin.
The United States and Japan will join South Korea as China will with North Korea. Nuclear weaponry will be involved, especially in nuclear incidents on USA’s Western Coast.
The Middle East will get involved, attacking the Eastern seaboard. President Obama and other continental political figures will be evacuated to an undisclosed location as the stock market crashes, civil unrest erupts and the National Guard takes over and puts martial law into effect.
Western Europe, Africa and South America will be heavily affected economically while Australia remains virtually untouched. Russia will join China and North Korea and win the third World War, and a New World Order will be put into effect. Tell everyone you know to go into hiding in the most isolated corners of the earth and prepare for the worst.
I can reveal very little information except for this. I am endangering my life and those of my loved ones by uncovering this massive plot. Please, let no one with authority know.
End of message.
UPDATES TO FOLLOW SOON.
UPDATE: The transmission is live right now. According to people tuned in people are talking on the transmission.
The Freedom Front Plus has said that the death of innocent babies and the deaths of other people that was a result of the health worker strike in South Africa is the worst form of selfishness.
"A South African society which tolerates this kind of behaviour is a society in crisis with very serious moral and disciplinary problems"
They also said that no salary dispute justifies the death of people as well as to destroy the careers of young matriculants.
The Freedom Front Plus also asked the question whether the strike is to settle the power struggle between Cosatu and the ANC
"From the radicalism of the leadership of Cosatu it is appearing more and more that there may be a hidden agenda behind the strike. Cosatu leaders have already expressed their frustrations with president Zuma because he is not following their policy directions. After his election as president with the help of Cosatu, they believed that he owed it to them. To which extent are innocent public servants now being used to settle the power struggle between Cosatu and the ANC leadership?"
South Africa is rated fourth from the bottom according to Newsweek putting us below Iran and Mozambique. Pretty bad position to be in. The DA is also throwing in on the debate calling South Africa’s education system "dysfunctional" which is pretty much is.
The DA gave some credit to Minister Angie Motshekga but we are still 97th in the world which still doesn’t change the condition of South Africa’s eduction system.
"That’s fourth from the bottom. We put more money and effort into our schools than many of the countries ahead of us, and Minister Angie Motshekga has begun to reverse some poor earlier decisions, but coming in at 97th shows just how far we still have to go."