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On February 13th, 2012, a Ukrainian tourist died after being struck with a speed boat‘s propeller, while on vacation in Sharm al-Sheikh, Egypt. The man and his friend (who filmed the incident) were staying at City Sharm Hotel, which has a 4-star rating. As the man started to come up for a breath of air, a speed boat and its propeller crashed through the man and severely cutting him. Although he was still alive after the incident, the hotel wasn’t prepared for such an incident and the Ukrainian tourist bled to death.
If you are not epileptic and feel like seeing the full 13 minutes of the incident, please see below:
Трагедия произошла в Египте 13.02.2012 г. Администрация отеля и компания Пегас никак не отреагировала на трагедию. Россияне, Украинцы да и другие братья славяне не как не защищены от хаоса этой феодальной страны. Всё это произошло практически в акватории пляжа отеля.
In English (rough translation):
The tragedy occurred in Egypt 2/13/2012, the hotel management company, and Pegasus did not react to the tragedy. Russians, Ukrainians and even other brothers Slavs are not as vulnerable to the chaos of feudal country. All this happened almost in the waters of the beach hotel.
Los Angeles: On November 2, 2011, at around 11:40 p.m., Rampart Division officers responded to a radio call of an “Assault suspect armed with a gun” at a hotel located in the 300 block of N. Vermont Avenue. When the officer’s arrived, they saw a man on the ground being held by two citizens.
Shortly before police arrived, the desk clerk at a local hotel took notice of a man with a back pack who walked into the lobby and began to suspiciously look around. He asked the clerk about the price of a room, and then pointed a gun at him and demanded money. The suspect walked around the counter where the clerk stood and told him to open the cash register. The clerk, fearing he was going to be shot, opened the register and gave the suspect money.
During the robbery, an elevator door opened, and two hotel guests who happened to be martial arts experts visiting Los Angeles from Oregon for a martial arts’ tournament heard the clerk’s cry for help and immediately took action. The pair grabbed the suspect who was holding a gun in his right hand. During the tussle with the suspect, the Good Samaritans repeatedly asked him to drop the gun and stop struggling. The pair was finally able to wrestle the gun from the suspect and took him to the ground with a leg sweep and then held him on the ground until Rampart Division officers arrived.
The suspect, identified as 31-year-old Luis Rosales, a resident of Los Angeles, was taken into custody without further incident. In addition, a loaded 9mm handgun and the money taken from the cash register were found inside Rosales’ backpack. Rosales was booked for armed robbery with a firearm. His bail is set at $101,250.
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Dailymail - Russia may have lost the first space race to America – but it is now on course to become the Thomas Cook of the Milky Way with a hotel among the stars.
Design plans were unveiled in Moscow this week by Orbital Technologies, the Russian company seeking to get wealthy tourists boldly going where they have never gone before.
While the price may not seem too astronomical, with initial claims suggesting the a five-day stay may cost around £100,000, it’s going to cost a cool £250,000 to get there.
And aside from the spectacular view, there’s not much else to do, so you’d be wise to take a good book.
So far only 500 people have been into space. Aside from a few very rich men willing to pay for the privilege, they have all been trained astronauts and cosmonauts.
Orbital’s chief executive Sergei Kostenko said his orbiting hotel will be ‘far more comfortable’ than the International Space Station. With room for seven guests in four cabins, visitors to the 706 cubic feet pod will be able to see the wonders of space through huge windows.
Called the CSS (Commercial Space Station) it will be built 217 miles above the earth and accessed via Russian Soyuz rockets.
Available for use as an emergency bolthole for astronauts aboard the manned space station, visitors will also be able to choose beds that are either vertical or horizontal – due to the weightlessness of space. And its showers will be totally sealed to stop water going where it shouldn’t.
Mr Kostenko said: ‘Our planned module inside will not remind you of the ISS. A hotel should be comfortable inside, and it will be possible to look at the Earth through large portholes.
‘The hotel will be aimed at wealthy individuals and people working for private companies who want to do research in space.’
Food will be suited to individual preferences, and celebrity chefs could be employed to cook the meals before they were sent into space.
Mr Kostenko added that ‘a number of agreements on partnership have already been signed’ and further funding was being sought from private enterprises.
Orbital Technologies is affiliated with RSC Energia, the prime Russian contractor for the International Space Station and the operator of all of the long line of Soviet and Russian space stations.
Mr Kostenko added that his space station would be up and running for tourists, hopefully by 2016, long before Virgin boss Richard Branson builds his.