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January 31, 2013

Caleb Moore dies from injuries sustained during the Winter X Games XVII.

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United States of America snowmobile racer Caleb Moore died Thursday morning at age 25 after he had been seriously injured in an accident during the Winter X Games XVII. It was the first fatal injury in the X Games history. The investigation of the accident has started, and the ESPN television channel that organizes the games said it will reassess the security measures during the snowmobile competitions.

Seven days ago in Aspen, Colorado, Moore attempted a backflip with his snowmobile. He lost control of the machine in the landing, crashed and the snowmobile rolled over him. Although he was able to leave the scene on his own feet, he was still transported to a hospital where serious complications emerged, including internal bleeding around his heart and a brain injury. Moore died in a hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado.

ESPN said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened by Caleb Moore’s passing and our thoughts and prayers go out to (…) the entire Moore family.” According to the statement, Moore was injured attempting a trick he had successfully completed many times before. The organizers promised to make proper changes to ensure the safety in future, but they still admit there will always be a risk in competitions of top athletes.

There has already been critics of the dangerous core of X Games. “As I watched these athletes fly over my head, it really hit home just how miraculous the zero-casualty rate was,” sports writer Brent Rose wrote in his commentary to Deadspin just a few hours before the news of Moore’s death was published. The X Games are a big and successful business for the ESPN. More than 35 million people in the United States watched the broadcasting this year.

Moore has won four medals in his X Games career since 2010. He had a younger brother, Colten Moore, a fellow snowmobile racer. Colten was injured in the same event in a different accident, but was not seriously injured.



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Main belt asteroid No. 274301 named \’Wikipedia\’

Main belt asteroid No. 274301 named ‘Wikipedia’

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A main belt asteroid, No. 274301, has been named after Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia. The information became available on the Minor Planet Center‘s website yesterday.

The decision of the Committee for Small Body Nomenclature to assign the name “Wikipedia” to the asteroid was published in the Minor Planet Circular of January 27, published online yesterday, page 82403. Wikimedia Ukraine board member Andriy Makukha proposed the name. It was submitted to the Committee by the head of the Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory in Ukraine, Yuri Ivashchenko.

The official dedication of the name says:

Cquote1.svg Wikipedia is a free, copyleft, collaboratively edited online encyclopedia launched in 2001. In 11 years of its compilation it became one of the largest reference works and one of the most visited web-sites on the Internet. It is developed in more than 270 languages by enthusiasts from all over the world. Cquote2.svg

The asteroid 274301 Wikipedia was discovered by the team of astronomers of Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory. At first it was observed by that team on August 25, 2008 at 22:47 (UTC). It was also observed on the next night and two weeks later on September 6. It received provisional designation 2008 QH24. Accurate calculation of its orbit showed asteroid 2008 QH24 is the same as 1997 RO4 and 2007 FK34. The asteroid had been previously spotted by observatories including Caussols-ODAS in France, and Mt. Lemmon Survey and Steward Observatory in Arizona, US.

On April 18, 2011 the minor planet received the number 274301.



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Russia concerned at Israeli airstrike on Syria

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Russia have stated concern about regarding an alleged Israeli airstrike inside Syria stating that such an attack against a sovereign nation would be in violation of the United Nations charter.

The Russian Government has refused to condemn the actions of President Bashar al-Assad who is accused to have commited war crimes, having vetoed three United Nations Security Council resolutions aimed at sanctioning Assad for violence that has estimated to have killed in excess of 60,000 in the last 11 months.

Syria and Iran have threatened Israel that they may retailiate for the air raid near the capital city Damascus. The Lebanese Syrian ambassor, Ali Abdul-Karim Ali said that Damascus may take “the option and the surprise to retaliate.”



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Caleb Moore dies as first victim of X Games

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United States of America snowmobile racer Caleb Moore died Thursday morning aged 25 years after he had been seriously injured in an accident during the Winter X Games XVII. It was the first fatal injury in the X Games history. The investigation of the accident has started, and the ESPN television channel that organizes the games said it will reassess the security measures during the snowmobile competitions.

Seven days ago in Aspen, Colorado, Moore attempted a backflip with his snowmobile. He lost control of the machine in the landing, crashed and the snowmobile rolled over him. Although he was able to leave the scene on his own foot, after a transport to a hospital, serious complications emerged, including internal bleeding around his heart and a brain injury. Moore died in a hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado.

ESPN said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened by Caleb Moore’s passing and our thoughts and prayers go out to (…) the entire Moore family.” According to the statement, Moore was injured attempting a trick he had successfully completed many times before. The organizers promised to make proper changes to ensure the safety in future, but they still admit there will always be a risk in competitions of top athletes.

There has already been critics of the dangerous core of X Games. “As I watched these athletes fly over my head, it really hit home just how miraculous the zero-casualty rate was,” sports writer Brent Rose wrote in his commentary to Deadspin just a few hours before the news of Moore’s death was published. The X Games are a big and successful business for the ESPN. More than 35 million people in the United States watched the broadcasting this year.

Moore has won four medals in his X Games career since 2010. He had a younger brother, Colten Moore, a fellow snowmobile racer. Colten was injured in the same event in a different accident, but was not seriously injured.



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Russia expresses concern at Israeli airstrike on Syria

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Russia have stated conern about regarding an alleged Israeli airstrike inside Syria stating that such an attack against a sovereign nation would be in violation of the United Nations charter.

The Russian Government has refused to condemn the actions of President Bashar al-Assad, having vetoed three United Nations Security Council resolutions aimed at sanctioning Assad for violence that has estimated to have killed in excess of 60,000 in the last 11 months.

Syria and Iran have threatened Israel that they may retailiate for the air raid near the capital city Damascus. The Lebanese Syrian ambassor, Ali Abdul-Karim Ali said that Damascus may take “the option and the surprise to retaliate.”



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Main belt asteroid No. 274301 named Wikipedia

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A main belt asteroid, No. 274301, has been named after Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia. The information became available on the Minor Planet Center‘s website yesterday.

The decision of the Committee for Small Body Nomenclature to assign the name “Wikipedia” to the asteroid was published in the Minor Planet Circular of January 27, published online yesterday, page 82403. Wikimedia Ukraine board member Andriy Makukha proposed the name. It was submitted to the Committee by the head of the Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory in Ukraine, Yuri Ivashchenko.

The official dedication of the name says:

Cquote1.svg Wikipedia is a free, copyleft, collaboratively edited online encyclopedia launched in 2001. In 11 years of its compilation it became one of the largest reference works and one of the most visited web-sites on the Internet. It is developed in more than 270 languages by enthusiasts from all over the world. Cquote2.svg

The asteroid 274301 Wikipedia was discovered by the team of astronomers of Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory. At first it was observed by that team on August 25, 2008 at 22:47 (UTC). It was also observed on the next night and two weeks later on September 6. It received provisional designation 2008 QH24. Accurate calculation of its orbit showed asteroid 2008 QH24 is the same as 1997 RO4 and 2007 FK34. The asteroid had been previously spotted by observatories including Caussols-ODAS in France, and Mt. Lemmon Survey and Steward Observatory in Arizona, US.

On April 18, 2011 the minor planet received the number 274301.



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Syrian rebels recover 65 executed bodies in Aleppo, Syria

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At least 65 Syrian men have been found executed in a river in Aleppo, Syria Tuesday, having been recovered by Syrian rebels. It has has been described by a Syrian opposition group as a “massacre”. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 65 bodies were found in the Quwaiq River, in the Bustan al-Qasr district of Aleppo, but that the toll could rise to 80.

Most of the men had been summarily executed with a single gunshot to the head with their hands tie behind their backs. Videos and photos were posted on the Internet by opposition activists which showed large numbers of bodies scattered across the river bank; many of the bodies were covered in mud, with blood still pouring from them showing these were fresh deaths.

The Syrian Government acknowledged that many of the men had been kidnapped but accused what it called “terrorists” — the term used to refer to the rebels — as having carried out the killings and deflecting due responsibility. A government source told the Agence_France-Presse, “They were kidnapped by terrorist groups… and executed last night in a park in Bustan al-Qasr under their control,”.

Since July, the city of Aleppo, the most populated city within Syria, has been fought for between government forces and rebels resulting in a stalemate and has been divided equally between the two.



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January 30, 2013

January tornadoes, severe weather in southern, midwestern US cause fatalities

January tornadoes, severe weather in southern, midwestern US cause fatalities

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Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes affected the midwestern and southern United States yesterday into today with damage reported in several states and at least two people killed.

In Mississippi, at least ten counties suffered power outages, and the National Weather Service reported a tornado struck areas near the town of Sardis. At least 11,900 customers were without power in Indiana, where debris blocked roadways and a tornado reportedly damaged homes in the town of Solsberry. In Tennessee major damage was reported around the Nashville area with widespread tree and some building damage reported. One man was killed in Nashville when a tree fell on a building he was using as shelter, according to police. An EF2 tornado was also confirmed to have touched down in the town of Mount Juliet.

Damage was also reported in Georgia, where a tornado caused extensive damage in Adairsville, and one person was reported killed. Damage and flipped vehicles resulted in the closure of Interstate 75 at Adairsville. The Storm Prediction Center and National Climatic Data Center said the fatality in Adairsville was the first tornado-related fatality in the United States in 220 days, since a deadly tornado in Florida June 24, ending the longest recorded time between tornado fatalities in the United States.

The threat for severe weather is expected to continue into tonight as the storm system continues to push east, with the possibility of damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes.



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Tornadoes, severe weather affect southern, midwestern United States resulting in fatalities

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Damage to a structure in Galatia, Illinois.

Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes affected the midwestern and southern United States on Tuesday into Wednesday with damage reported in several states and at least three people killed.

In Mississippi, at least ten counties suffered power outages and wind damage, and a tornado struck areas near the town of Sardis. At least 11,900 customers were without power in Indiana, where debris blocked roadways and a tornado damaged homes in the town of Solsberry. In Tennessee major damage was reported around the Nashville area with widespread tree and some building damage reported. One man was killed in Nashville when a tree fell onto a building he was using as shelter. An EF2 tornado was also confirmed to have touched down in the town of Mount Juliet.

Damage was also reported in Georgia, where a tornado caused significant damage in Adairsville, and at least two people were reported killed. Damage and flipped vehicles resulted in the closure of Interstate 75 in Adairsville. The fatalities in Adairsville were the first tornado related fatalities in the United States in 220 days, since a deadly tornado in Florida June 24, 2012, ending the longest recorded time between tornado fatalities in the United States.

The threat for severe weather is expected to continue through the day Wednesday and into the night as the storm system continues to push east, with the possibility of damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes.


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Tornadoes and severe weather affect southern, midwest United States

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Damage to a structure in Galatia, Illinois.

Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes affected the midwestern and southern United States on Tuesday into Wednesday with damage reported in several states and at least three people killed.

In Mississippi, at least ten counties suffered power outages and wind damage, and a tornado struck areas near the town of Sardis. At least 11,900 customers were without power in Indiana, where debris blocked roadways and a tornado damaged homes in the town of Solsberry. In Tennessee major damage was reported around the Nashville area with widespread tree and some building damage reported. One man was killed in Nashville when a tree fell onto a building he was using as shelter. An EF2 tornado was also confirmed to have touched down in the town of Mount Juliet.

Damage was also reported in Georgia, where a tornado caused significant damage in Adairsville, and at least two people were reported killed. Damage and flipped vehicles resulted in the closure of Interstate 75 in Adairsville. The fatalities in Adairsville were the first tornado related fatalities in the United States in 220 days, since a deadly tornado in Florida June 24, 2012, ending the longest recorded time between tornado fatalities in the United States.

The threat for severe weather is expected to continue through the day Wednesday and into the night as the storm system continues to push east, with the possibility of damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes.


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