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Unemployment Needs a Super Hero

Posted by nahetsblog on April 26, 2011

WOW! The U.S. job market is broken, and some government employees think it is a joke.

How can we lift the spirits of the unemployed?

According to Gary J. Earl, give them a super hero capes. Via the Associated Press,

Florida officials are investigating an unemployment agency that spent public money to give 6,000 superhero capes to the jobless.

Workforce Central Florida spent more than $14,000 on the red capes as part of its "Cape-A-Bility Challenge" public relations campaign. The campaign featured a cartoon character, "Dr. Evil Unemployment," who needs to be vanquished…

Is Mr. Earl (the director of Workforce Central Florida) brain dead?

Wow! Unbelievable

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Construction Accident Causes Major Delays in Germany

Posted by nahetsblog on April 21, 2011

The major rail links between Hannover and Berlin and Nuremberg and Bamberg were closed down on Thursday,

delaying thousands of travellers across the country amid fears the problems could affect Easter traffic.

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Six Children Killed by Runaway Moble Crane in Tokyo

Posted by nahetsblog on April 21, 2011

Six Children Killed by Runaway Moble Crane in Tokyo
Six children have been killed near Tokyo after they were hit by a mobile crane while walking to school.

The tragic accident occurred this morning in Kanuma, Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, the children – five boys and a girl – included three nine year olds, one 10 year old and two 11 year olds.

Police say the crane crossed the centre line of the road and ran into the group of children, who were walking single file, before crashing into a house. The crane operator, Masato Shibata, 26, was arrested at the scene and tested for drugs and alcohol – none were detected.

The police and eye witnesses say that the driver was slumped over the steering wheel when the crane hit the children and the house.

The crane is owned by Kodachi Juki of Kanuma, Hiroko Kodachi a senior vice president of the company said: "Something irreparable has happened. We need to do as much as we can for the victims. Mr Shibata is a serious, hard-working man. We don’t know why such a thing has happened and we don’t know the details of the situation.

Shibata gained qualified as a crane operator in April 2009 and joined his current employer in May, completing his probation period in August.

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No sign of report on runaway crane | News | NT News | Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia | ntnews.com.au

Posted by nahetsblog on April 14, 2011

No sign of report on runaway crane | News | NT News | Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia | ntnews.com.au.

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