(Videos) Former Thai Royal Navy SEAL dies during cave rescue..
Oxygen running out as boys remain trapped in Thai cave..
Blood red rain pours down in Arctic Russian town in Freak weather event..
Who was the former Thai navy SEAL who died during cave rescue operations to save soccer team?
A former Thai navy SEAL died early Friday morning trying to free a stranded soccer team from a cave in Thailand.
Former Sgt. Saman Kunan, who was working as a volunteer alongside rescuers, died between 1 and 2 a.m. Friday local time.
SEAL commander Arpakorn Yookongkaew said Kunan died placing oxygen canisters underwater along the route to the stranded boys. The Evening Standard notes this is the current method for replenishing air supply in the cave, where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23. Kunan passed out and efforts to resuscitate him failed.
A Facebook profile remembering Kunan, 38, shows images of a fit man with an adventurous spirit — bicycling and racing, clad in athletic gear. After retiring as a navy SEAL, Kunan became a triathlete and worked as an airport security officer, according to The Standard.
Breathing problems to asthma attacks and bush fires as temperatures reach 117 deg F (47.22 deg C) in Southern California: Records tumble
Southern California baked Friday under a heat wave that forecasters correctly predicted would be one for the record books, with widespread triple-digit highs and increased fire danger.
Officials urged residents to take advantage of cooling centres in libraries and other facilities and to watch out for those with vulnerabilities, warning that minor heat-related illnesses can worsen quickly and turn fatal.
“Extreme heat can be dangerous – especially for young people and seniors,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement.
Torrid conditions were expected to last through Saturday before easing a bit Sunday.
The heat was being produced by a “humongous” dome of high pressure that was also spreading oppressive conditions into parts of Arizona, Nevada and Utah, the National Weather Service said. “Today will be one for the record books,” the Los Angeles region weather office said before sunrise – and within a few hours records began to fall.
In downtown Los Angeles, it was only 10:15 a.m. when the mercury topped the July 6 mark of 94 degrees (34.4 Celsius) set in 1992 and kept on rising, hitting 100 (37.7 Celsius) before noon.
Many other areas were sweltering in record triple-digit temperatures earlier.
The offshore flow of air pushing back the normal moderating influence of the Pacific Ocean produced startling early morning temperatures: Many Southern California locations reported temperatures above 80 degrees (26.6 Celsius) before dawn.
At 3 a.m., it was 98 degrees (36.6 Celsius) in Gaviota on the Santa Barbara County coast about 125 miles west of Los Angeles, the weather service said.
Maximum temperatures were predicted to be 20 to 25 degrees above normal virtually everywhere. The Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, for example, was forecast to reach 117 degrees.
While beaches offered relief from the furnace-like conditions, forecasters warned that a lingering south swell from former Hurricane Fabio would continue to combine with a local northwest swell to produce dangerous rip currents and the possibility of sneaker waves….
At least 37 people were killed and more than 50 are missing as record rains continue falling over parts of Japan. Nearly 50 000 members of the Self-Defense Forces, police and firefighting service are searching for trapped, wounded or dead people, Kyodo news service reported Saturday, July 7, 2018. The death toll is expected to rise before the rain eases up on Sunday.
Over 4.72 million people were at one point under evacuation orders or advisories as heavy rains caused landslides and flooding, destroying homes and sweeping away vehicles.
Rivers in a wide area, from southern to western Japan, are swollen or overflowing and bridges are washed away. More than 500 homes were damaged as of 07:00 JST, July 7, according to the government. Major manufacturers were also affected and their production and sales disrupted.
Over 90 mm (3.54 inches) of rain per hour was recorded in the city of Susaki, Kochi Prefecture, and more than 70 mm (2.75 inches) in the same time span in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture….
What caused the mysterious Kentucky ‘Meat Shower’ of 1876?
On 3 March 1876, large hunks of flesh fell from the sky over Olympia Springs in Bath County, Kentucky. According to a New York Times article published the following week, the phenomenon occurred right nearby the house of one Allen Crouch, whose wife was outside making soap when it happened.…
Only two thirds of Generation Z identify as ‘exclusively heterosexual’
Homosexuality is no longer the taboo it once was. But figures suggest that young people are even more open to experimentation than previously thought.
Only two thirds of Generation Z identify as solely heterosexual, in stark contrast to previous generations, a study has found.
Research by Ipsos Mori found that 66 per cent of young people, aged between 16 and 22, are “exclusively heterosexual” – the lowest figure of any generation.
Among millennials, 71 per cent say they are exclusively heterosexual, as do 85 per cent of those in “Gen X”, and 88 per cent of baby boomers.
The research group suggested that social media was playing a part, with young people more likely to be aware of different sexualities because of the availability of such information on the internet….
Monster typhoon Maria threatens Asia…
Typhoon Maria is crossing the Philippine Sea northwest of Guam, and, while expected to weaken somewhat beforehand, poses a danger of a strong typhoon strike in Japan’s far southwesternmost islands, including Okinawa, eastern China, and possibly Taiwan next week.
According to the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Maria rapidly intensified from a 70 mph tropical storm to a Category 5 equivalent super typhoon with 160 mph winds in the 24-hour period ending at 8 p.m. EDT Thursday.
The system has since stopped intensifying due to an eyewall replacement cycle, but could regain some strength temporarily this weekend before weakening again. …
All the prophecies the bible said will happen in end times, are happening or almost complete at present