Guitarist Eddie Van Halen dies, aged 65

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Edward Lodewijk “Eddie” Van Halen, lead guitarist of US rock band Van Halen, died Tuesday at age 65 following an extended battle with throat cancer. His death was confirmed by his son, Wolfgang Van Halen. Van Halen was a native of the Netherlands, eventually relocating to Pasadena, California. Numerous iconic rock musicians such as Billy Idol and Yusuf/Cat Stevens paid tribute to the guitarist following the announcement of his death. Eddie Van Halen was known for his heavy use of two-handed tapping and complex harmonics in…

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Fire at historic Welsh ex-hotel Bontddu Hall kills one

Saturday, June 6, 2020 A fire broke out yesterday at Bontddu Hall near Dolgellau in Gwynedd, Wales. The historic mansion is a former hotel with high-profile guests. A rescued woman died at the scene. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the building, located off the A496 overlooking the Mawddach Estuary in Snowdonia National Park, at 09:09am local time. Resources sent included appliances from Dolgellau, Harlech, Barmouth, Bala, and Blaenau Ffestiniog according to a fire service statement, as well as an aerial ladder platform, high volume pump, and…

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Triple limb-reattachment fails – boy loses foot

Tuesday, April 5, 2005Terry Vo, the 10-year old Australian boy who had two hands and a foot reattached by surgeons after losing them in an accident, has had to have the foot re-amputated. He will be given a prosthetic foot in its place. The operation to re-attach three limbs was thought to have been a first – but was ultimately unsuccessful, with the foot having died inside, and receiving insufficient blood supply following the surgery to reattach it. “That would lead to the small muscles in the foot actually constricting,…

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Attractions In And Near Rocky Mountain National Park

Read More About: Civil Construction Equipment Australia byAlma Abell Vacations in and around Rocky Mountain National Park can be relaxing. They can also be filled with a myriad of events and things to experience. In fact, between nearby Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park attractions can occupy you physically, emotionally and sensually no matter in what season you arrive. This entire region of Colorado is a smorgasbord of delightful adventures waiting to happen. Attractions in Rocky Mountain National Park Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the state of…

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Maria de Jesus, the world’s oldest person, dies at age 115

Friday, January 2, 2009 Portuguese Maria de Jesus died Tuesday, at 115 years and 114 days old. The vegetarian, non-smoking, teetotal farmer had only visited a hospital once in her life, outliving her husband by 57 years, and two of her five children. The cause of her death is either unknown or has not yet been released. De Jesus had five children, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She had no need for a mobility scooter — instead she lived on her farm and moved with a walking frame,…

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NSW Parliament passes alcohol-fuelled violence bill hours after drafting

Saturday, February 1, 2014 Thursday morning, members of the Parliament of New South Wales, Australia, discussed drafts of two bills relating to liquor intoxication assault crimes starting at 10 o’clock in the morning (AEDT; 2100 UTC), and approved them later during the day: the Lower House approved at midday and the Upper House at 7pm. The new legislation imposes harsher penalties on behaviour under alcohol influence, and a set of other restrictions in the Sydney central business district (CBD). The full formal names of the bills are Liquor Amendment Bill…

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Category:Denmark

This is the category for Denmark, a country in Europe.. As a kingdom, it includes autonomous Greenland and Faroe Islands. Refresh this list to see the latest articles. 21 June 2020: British supermarket chain Tesco to sell its Polish branch to Salling Group A/S 4 July 2018: FIFA World Cup 2018 Last 16: Russia, Croatia beat Spain, Denmark in penalties 1 July 2018: FIFA World Cup 2018 day 12, 13, 14, 15: Iran, Nigeria, Germany, Senegal out of the tournament 27 June 2018: FIFA World Cup 2018 day eight, nine,…

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Up to 18 arrested, police injured in APEC rally

Saturday, September 8, 2007 An anti-APEC rally through the streets of Sydney has attracted around 5000 demonstrators, with up to 18 arrests and two police injured. In the days leading up to the rally, police had warned that the demonstration could attract up to 20,000 people and turn into a full scale riot, however these fears were not realised. The mostly peaceful demonstration marched from Sydney’s Town Hall to Hyde Park where they were greeted with a carnival atmosphere. The demonstrators protested against the 2003 Iraq invasion, climate change, workers’…

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California meat packing firm recalls 143M pounds of beef

Sunday, February 17, 2008 I am dismayed at the in-humane handling of cattle that has resulted in the violation of food safety regulations at the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company. In a press release today, California-based Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co. indicated that it has voluntarily recalled just over 143 million pounds (65 million kilograms) of raw and frozen beef products, which is considered to be the largest single recall of beef products in U.S. history. The move follows an investigation by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) into allegations of…

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