While there are about 50 small Tornadoes reported on land in the UK each year – the most of all countries in Europe – this one due to the damages created is quite unusual. Within less then a minute that the tornado lasted it severely damaged more then 100 houses and injured a series of people.
Trees were ripped up from the roots and the video footages and images show houses in rubble. Early estimates by insurances are in the region of dozens of USD millions.
While this was a rather short event it does provide a taste for what to expect when storms will increase in strength and frequency due to Global Warming.
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- E-Bay: Another Record Quarter
- Bush approval rating chart
- World AIDS Day: Speeches, Speeches, Speeches
While some analysts already believed that sky-rocketing EBay has already reached its top due to growing competition from Google, EBay today posted another record quarter in his history. Turnover in the 3rd quarter rose by 31% to USD 1,449 Bln and profits rose 10% to USD 280,9 Mln. Strongest contributor to the increase was PayPal [...]
The BBC has created a very nice interactive Approval Rating Tracker on their web site. Together with the chart for one year or five years users can display details for key events. The charts are created with data from weekly and monthly opinion polls. Click on the image for the jump
Like at every “World AIDS Day” before it is also the day of speeches and memorandums. And clapping each other’s back to tell how great work we all do. The same has happened for more than 30 years within the “fight” against Malaria and Tuberculosis and – let’s face it – there is lots of room for improvement and more efficiency. Maybe people should just start getting the job done and…