Friday, 4 May 2012

Bad Bad Bear!

Winnie the pooh and Yogi bear would be proud of this naughty bear in Switzerland, who steals food rather than go hunting for it!
Stealing food isn’t the only crime this naughty bear gets up to either!

M13 pictured in the wild.

The bear’s name: M13 (appropriately named by experts!) has been blamed for raiding bins, making off with beehives, pulling apart a snowmobile, killing a goat and last week used an electrical pylon as a back scratcher which caused a forest fire!

The young brown bear has been causing problems for some time now and hasn’t stayed out of the news since he woke from his winter sleep.  The brown bear shows little fear towards humans however, it seems that M13 may now be in a life threatening state, after it appears he may have been hit by a train between Scuol and Klosters, Switzerland L
M13 was tagged with a microchip around 2 weeks ago after Wildlife officials sought to retrain the bad bear, after he had been caught wandering through the region without any signs of fear to humans.  The ‘rehabilitation programme’ which involves shooting non-lethal ammunition at the bear to frighten it away by gamekeepers has been used in the past, but unfortunately was unsuccessful on a previous bear (JJ3) and, eventually lead to the bear being shot and killed back in 2008.

M13's brother M14!

It is believed that M13 is now hurt after the train incident and hiding inside a cave.

It comes after the bear’s brother M14 was hit by a car in Italy last month and died!

Bear plays with it's raggy doll!
It is sad to hear that the fate of this bear may end up with it either being shot or dying from its injuries, but we have to remember that these are wild bears which, can attack and seriously injure anyone.

It is good to learn that the SwissEnvironment Ministry take these bears seriously though, and have management programmes in place to protect and manage them.
Let us hope that M13 is ok though and that the Wildlife officials get to him soon.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Wackets! (Wacky snippets of news)

Welcome to our Wackets page!  This section will be dedicated to short news items or news in brief!  Or as we like to call it.......Wackets!

Good luck pilgrimage kills six!  A giant boulder the size of a 
house, fell on six pilgrims, killing them and seriously injuring two others.  The boulder smashed into their car after they were returning from a visit to mountain top pagodas where over 1.2 million people go, to pray for good luck.  The accident could have been caused by the use of dynamite to build a road near the 710m peak in An Giang province, south west Vietnam.

Sale now on!  Ice creams only 10p!  A neighbourhood in Babina Greda, Croatia, are enjoying the delights of their cut price ice creams after Slaven Maric from the local council organised a fight against 'business freeze' by slashing the prices to just 10p.  Mr Maric says "Happy children means relaxed parents who spend money"
Come on ice cream vanners, give us something in the U.K to smile about!

Fat cat finally passes away :....(  Meow, one of the worlds fattest and famous cats weighing in at 2st 8Ib (18kg) has died from complications with his weight.  The two year old tabby was taken to an animal shelter after his 87 year old owner could no longer look after him.  He was immediately put on a diet and had lost 2Ib (900g) but developed breathing problems and sadly passed away in his Santa Fe, New Mexico shelter :(  RIP Meow.

I only wanted to be famous!  Gabriele Reali of Florence, Italy decided to shoot his brother with a crossbow, just so he could get into the papers!  Reali, 46, told police "I wanted to do something that would end up in the papers, I didn't want to kill him, just to injure him so the case would get some publicity!"  His brother Michele is now recovering from a shoulder wound!  Most people just enter the X Factor to make a fool of themselves!

New laws in Switzerland will allow prostitutes to take their punters to court if they refuse to pay up after receiving aherrmmm their service!  
Seems that in the largest city of Switzerland, the sex trade is extremely popular and there are several 'escort' agencies in Zurich that target wealthy business men.  
What happens if a Judge refuses to pay up?

Don't look back in anger!  A Spanish study has shown that people who remember the past in a negative way, are more likely to to find it a physical effort doing day to day things, and are more likely to become ill.  Those who learned from their experiences are physically and mentally stronger, and do not notice body pain as much.  Oasis got it spot on!

A newly wed couple from Tokyo, Japan, spent their honeymoon in.............the football stadium of Southampton!
Mr Yasumoto convinced his new wife that the highlight of their honeymoon would be a visit to the St Mary's football stadium to watch his beloved Coventry City take on Southampton.  His team lost 4 - 0 and were already relegated.  So not the best of days Mr Yasumoto!

A speeding motor cyclist found a novel way to cover his number plate, so he wouldn't get nicked flying down the highways at high speeds.  But unfortunately after getting 'nicked' after cops caught up with him, the 48 year old biker, who was doing 120mph near Johannesburg was forced to remove the pair of knickers covering his number plate!

A stupid burglar tried paying for a taxi with stolen goods, including a gold watch and a DVD player after fleeing the crime scene in Portsmouth, UK, in a cab he'd booked as his get away car!  Anthony Thacker, 33, was sentenced to a suspended 12 month jail sentence and given a supervision order.  Thick as thieves?

A dentist in Glasgow, Scotland is treating a dozen colleagues who are afraid of having their teeth checked with hypnosis, laughing gas and relaxation techniques!
Dr Mike Gow 35, says he can ease their fear of needles by using the unusual methods!
He says: "They are people who have fears just like everybody else"

A study of 3,000 people aged between 15 and 23 has shown that obesity is linked to fast food TV ads!  I thought it was eating too much to be honest!
The US study says TV ads for burger and fried chicken restaurants was leaving a lasting impression on young people's waistlines and says fast food advertising is strongly linked to obesity.  So stop watching TV and eating then!

Cannabis farms are on the rise in Britain!  More than 20 farms and factories were discovered every day last year!
Police seized drugs to the value of £100 million from a total of 7, 865 farms found in Britain during 2011/12.
According to a study from the Association of Chief Police Officers, criminals were reducing the size of their farms and employing "gardeners" to manage small sites!

Ghostbusters!  MP's in Belgrade, Serbia are calling in the ghostbusters after hearing spooky voices in parliament!
The building sits on an old cemetery site and the politicians are said to be genuinely frightened inside the building.
They have heard unusual "spirit voices" and have now had enough.  Lets hope it isn't Slimer causing trouble again!

What a fantastic idea this is!  Convicted drink drivers in Austria will be made to fit "alco-locks" to their cars which will flash the lights and sound the horn until the car is halted, if the driver is over the limit!
The drink drivers must blow into the mini breathalyser before switching on their engine and at intervals during the journey as part of a new trial!

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Pain in the neck!

A REAL man's sport!

Now that's a man's sport isn't it! Rugby.........forget all these overpaid footballers who seem to spend most of their careers, being paid huge amounts of sick pay when ever they get injured!

These lads who involve themselves in the rugged sport of rugby certainly take a lot of fact one rugby mad fella found out he'd been living with a broken neck for 43 years!

I want £200,000 a week or I will cry!!

Phillip Loveday, a former soldier was playing for the Army, when a 22 stone opposing player came crashing down on him.

Mr Loveday, hard as nails!

At the age of 16, he remembers going to hospital after the bone crunching tackle and says: "I went to hospital, and as far as I was concerned everything was OK, but looking back, you have to remember that X-rays then, weren't as clear as they are today!"

Mr Loveday certainly got his break in life!

It was only when Mr Loveday, aged 59, went to hospital after dislocating his shoulder, that it was then discovered he had a fracture of his C3 vertebra!
Mr Loveday from Bridgend, South Wales said: "I had an MRI scan of my shoulders and neck and the doctor asked me if I knew I had a fractured neck.  I said, no.  The fracture was still there and visible on the scan.  I didn't feel anything because there was nothing to feel."
Mr Loveday explains that when he went into the Army, he had to bulk up, and went from a seven stone weakling with a tiny neck, to having a 22 inch neck!  The muscles inside Mr Loveday's neck got stronger and bigger and were able to support his head and neck, despite the fracture!  The former Harlequins rugby player, who served in Northern Ireland and the Gulf, broke his neck again in 1971 whilst playing for the Quins against London Welsh!

Unfortunately experts have told the grandfather of ten, that there is no way to fix the break, but this didn't bother the former soldier who has since re-trained, to become a tutor through the Education Programmes for Patients, and is now helping other patients with chronic and long term illnesses.

My hat goes off to you Mr Loveday.......with that grit and steely determination, you'd be the ideal candidate for the England managers job!  Oh but god forbid the players carry on with a dead leg!!!

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Quick Scopes (29th April 2012 - 5th May 2012)

Lucky, lucky Gemini!
Horoscopes for the week ahead from Enigma Gee.
Our Astrologer predicts that Gemini will be the LUCKY SIGN of the week.
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