Oct 202014

An English-speaking parrot that disappeared four years ago, was reunited with his owner but the bird chatters now in a totally different language.

The bird seems to have used the time wisely during the missing period as it surprized the British owner by talking in…Spanish, reports The Telegraph. It is obvious that the parrot had most likely migrated to a more friendly southern environment.

California veterinarian Teresa Micco confused African gray parrot Nigel with her own pet, but when she checked the microchip series, she discovered that the real owner is Briton Darren Chick who is living hundreds of miles away, in Torrance.

None knows what Nigel has done in the past four years, but its British accent is gone, and it now speaks Spanish.

Nigel must readjust to its original owner, whom he pinched when it was taken in hands.

The story is even more surprising as the veterinarian found and returned before another four parrots during her efforts to find her own bird which has gone missing for nine months.

Video: British parrot forgets English, talks Spanish

Oct 202014

32-year-old actress Misty Upham, known for her role in the film “Django Unchained” and “August: Osage County”, was found dead on the outskirts of Seattle last Thursday, said family spokesman, Tracy Rector, quoted by website Variety.

Misty Upham

Misty Upham (video capture/Yahoo)

Upham went missing on October 6 and was discovered lifeless in a wooden area of the suburb of Auburn. Although initially police was not sure of her identity, they reportedly found a bag containing the identity of the actress in the proximity of the body.

The family believes that police in Auburn could have made greater efforts to locate her.

On the other side, Auburn Police Department wrote on its Facebook page that there was needed almost 5 hours and a 10-person search team to find the missing movie star.

“It took nearly five hours for the Auburn Police Department and the Valley Regional Fire Authority crews to recover the body of a deceased person from a wooded area near the White River in Auburn. The body was discovered near Forest Ridge Dr. and has now been turned over the King County Medical Examiner for positive identification and a determination of cause of death.”

Oct 202014

The American cruise ship that carried a passenger woman who had dealt with blood samples infected with Ebola virus, made it to the harbor of Galveston in the United States where it arrived on Sunday.

Carnival Magic

Carnival Magic docked in Galveston, Texas, after Ebola suspicion aboard (pic: Thomas Doerfer via Wikimedia)

Dallas medical nurse, who was quarantined aboard cruiser Carnival Magic, does not have Ebola, according to the United States Coast Guard, cited by LA Times.

A blood sample of the suspected Ebola passenger was picked by helicopter from the vessel and analyzed at an Austin laboratory.

Spokesman of the company Carnival Cruise Lines, Jim Berra, said that the screening tests for Ebola virus came out negative.

The nurse stepped down the ship in the port of Galveston and traveled with her husband to Dallas.
Sunday morning, the cruise ship Carnival Magic docked in the port of Galveston, located in the U.S. state of Texas.

Authorities in Mexico and Belize did not allow Carnival Magic to enter, so that the ship had to sail as quickly as possible back to the United States.

Oct 192014

Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen split from starlet Brett Rossi, 25, whom he engaged this year on Valentine’s Day in Hawaii.

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen and his fiancee Brett Rossi called off wedding plans (Angela George via Wikimedia)

49-year-old Charlie Sheen decided to break up the engagement with Brett Rossi just a few weeks before they were supposed to formalize their relationship, therefore no wedding bells to ring.

“Scotty (Brett Rossi) and I had a wonderful year together, traveling around the world and fulfilling many of our wishes. She is a great girl, but we mutually decided to break up and not spend the rest of our lives together. I decided that, to me, the children are important and deserve my attention more than the relationship. I still care very much about Scotty and I wish her all the best,” said Charlie Sheen.

Charlie Sheen and Brett Rossi got engaged early this year, on Valentine’s Day, during a vacation in Hawaii.

Sheen’s first marriage, to Donna Peele was canceled, then married actress Denise Richards in 2002, with whom he shares two daughters, Sam J, aged 9, and Lola Rose, aged 8. Richards filed for divorce after three years while pregnant with Lola.

In 2008, the actor married Brooke Mueller, but the two divorced in 2011 after a relationship overwhelmed by numerous scandals. From their marriage, Sheen and Mueller got two sons, twins Bob and Max, aged 4.

The private life of actor Charlie Sheen has been particularly turbulent, marked by several high-profile scandals caused by alcohol and drug addiction, divorce and domestic incidents. Moreover, because of these scandals, Charlie Sheen was fired in 2011 from the distribution of “Two and a Half Men.”

In 2010, Charlie Sheen was world’s highest paid television actor, earning $ 1.8 million per each episode of the comedy series “Two and a Half Men” in which he played the character Charlie Harper, a notorious womanizer.

Oct 192014
Singer and model Joanne Borgella died of cancer at 32

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Oct 192014
Spanish nursing assistant Teresa Romero defeats Ebola virus

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Oct 192014
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Oct 192014
Mitsubishi Aircraft unveils first Japanese passenger plane to operate Asian regional flights

After a nearly four year delay, Mitsubishi Aircraft revealed over the weekend the first Japanese passenger jet aiming at performing regional flights. High-speed trains experts contributed to the development of the plane whose first flight tests are due to be conducted in 2015. The presentation event for the new aircraft took place at Nagoya airport [READ MORE...]

Oct 192014

According to latest groundbreaking research, the smokers can at least do something useful this time! While for many of us the cigar ashes is just a smelly waste that needs to be disposed, for a team of researchers has become a very important resource. A team of chemists led by Jiaxing Li at the Academy [READ MORE...]

Oct 192014

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