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  1. Wonder how long they were all posing as mannequins? ... no coughing, no sneezing, no restroom trips, not getting hungry ... and many other 'no this or that' thoughts ! http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/home-alone-thieves-conned-staff-9408744 'Home Alone' Thieves Conned Staff by Posing as Mannequins Until Store Shut Before Stealing £10k of Designer Clothes They posed alongside real dummies until the doors were locked - then were seen on CCTV perusing the aisles at their leisure, stealing whatever they wanted ByJessica Haworth - Jim Hardy 7 Dec 2016 A gang of crafty thieves pretended to be mannequins when a department store was locking up for the night - before they made away with £10,000 worth of designer clothes. They posed as dummies at a Beales store in Worthing, Sussex, alongside the real models on display. As soon as staff had shut up shop , they browsed the stock at their leisure picking out what they wanted. Sussex Police were baffled as to how the gang - who are still on the run - got in without setting off alarms at the upmarket store. This comes as one of the workers likened the raid to a heist seen in film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. They also called the incident a “very well-orchestrated crime” as police appeal for any information. The alarm only sounded when they left the building via a fire escape with thousands of pounds worth of gear. An assistant said the heist was a copy of the film, in which bad guys Harry and Marv plot to rob a toy store by hiding amongst the mannequins as it is locked up at night. Beales is fitted with a sophisticated alarm system of sensors that should detect movement, and would have 'spotted' the burglars had they tried to break in. The assistant, who asked not to be named, said: “It was only triggered when they left the store - it was a very well-orchestrated crime. "They must have secreted themselves and pretended to be mannequins. "They probably dressed in clothes identical to those worn by the mannequins and stood there, not moving a muscle till the shop shut and everyone went home. "They took oilskin jackets, high-end designer clothes and the like. "It showed incredible nerve - the store is equipped from top to bottom with sensor alarms and cameras. "They must have stood there with the mannequins not daring to move a muscle - imagine if they wanted to sneeze or had an itch they couldn't scratch!" A spokeswoman for Sussex Police said: "We are investigating after the break-in was reported at Beales store in South Street. "Clothing was stolen and the burglars left the store through the fire escape which set off the alarm. It is not clear how they got in. "Officers are continuing to investigate. Anyone who saw anything or has any information is asked to contact police on 101 or on Crimestoppers anonymously." A Beales spokesman said: "We do not wish to comment at this time." In Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Harry Lime and Marv Merchants, played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, hide out in Duncans Toy Store on Christmas Eve. But the hero Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, turns up and takes a picture before throwing a brick through the window to ruin their plot. ...
  2. I wasn't sure where to place this topic ... I was going to just mention that anyone familiar with Proxomitron might be interested in knowing that it seems to work OK in Window 8 and Windows 10. Proxomitron goes back many years to the time Windows XP was arriving on the scene. I will post this link to a discussion about Proxomitron still working in 2016. Maybe you never heard of this program ... the developer, Scott R Lemmon passed away many years ago at a very young age but his program lives on. So there might be some people here that could want to check it out. If you have questions ... the two administrators JJoe and ProxRocks will help with answers and solutions. proxo and newer windows http://prxbx.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=2272 A few posts from that topic: Sep. 14, 2016 JJoe Administrator ******* RE: proxo and newer windows I use it on windows 10 64bit, home and pro. Proxo lives in C:\Users\Public\Public Programs. ------------------------------------------------------- Sep. 21, 2016 ProxRocks Administrator RE: proxo and newer windows i just recently upgraded to Win10 and Proxo works excellently... lives in C:\My No-Install Programs\Proxomitron... don't think Win10 really cares "where" you put it... i think Microsoft "finally" got it right! been running WinXP for years because Vista, 7, and 8 were TERRIBLE... i do highly suggest NOT installing all of the d@mn "metro apps"... they can be removed/uninstalled AFTER a Win10 installation, but it's tricky... works best to remove them DURING a Win10 installation - https://sourceforge.net/projects/windows-10-lite/files/ i also recommend Winaero Tweaker - http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.1836 DWS Lite seems to work really well also - https://github.com/Nummer/Destroy-Window...g/releases Windows Privacy Tweaker is also a must-have - https://www.phrozensoft.com/2015/09/wind...-tweaker-4 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Sep. 23, 2016 Mele20 Member RE: proxo and newer windows I'm shocked. How could you possibly like Windows 10? Microsoft owns your computer if you have Windows 10. Plus, you realize it is impossible to get rid of all the Microsoft tracking? The ONLY version of Windows 10 that one who has any self respect in regards to privacy can even think of using is Long Term Enterprise version. Even the new Enterprise E3 and E5 versions that are now available to all users (not just corporations) are a sham as when you read the extremely lengthy tomes at Microsoft regarding on Enterprise E3 and E5 how to rid your computer of all the spying and tracking it becomes obvious that even with Enterprise version (has a monthly fee on it $7 currently) you are still totally OWNED by Microsoft. You, of all people, I would have thought would hate this and JJoe too. I am well aware of all that you linked to. All that helps but it DOESN'T COME CLOSE TO RIDDING YOU OF ALL THE TRACKING BY MICROSOFT. Besides, with the exception of 10 Long Term Enterprise that none of us can get, Microsoft forces updates on you and you cannot decline..yeah, on Pro version you can delay, but there is a HUGE difference between delay and full control where you can pick and choose what IF ANY updates/patches you wish to install (like you could do on ALL PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF WINDOWS). Even Woody says move to Linux. Plus, Microsoft just defanged Group Policy in 10 Pro....what will they do next to gain absolute, full control of your computer? I loved XP Pro and came to Windows 8 from it and it was HARD to gain full control over Windows 8 (and I still cannot uninstall all the crap metro apps even though Microsoft says I have after countless number of hours of extreme tediousness to do so...but Microsoft lies and so do authors that say you can...Microsoft just hides them and really buries them and then tells you they have been uninstalled...nope. The best you can do is break them so they cannot phone home but hidden deeply they still try so you have constant errors in Event Viewer. You want that on Win 10? Edge? Sergei says you can uninstall it. Nope. It will just be reinstalled in the Windows 10 update that you have NO control over except possible delay if using Windows 10 Pro. But even that tiny bit of control is going away unless you subscribe to monthly Enterprise E3 or 5 versions and even those will shock you when you read in Microsoft's own words about all the tracking and spying and how YOU can try to control it but it will be a FULL TIME JOB just to keep up with it all and all the new tracking coming from Microsoft in the future. Everyone I know in IT and other experienced users all feel we must move to Linux. BTW, Windows 8.0 Pro is a million times better than Windows 10 because you can control it and have privacy on it...it is not easy but it can be done. It canNOT be done on Windows 10 unless you are a very lucky Long Term (10 year) Enterprise user. I am getting old and I don't want to have to learn Linux but I see no other choice especially since I come from a generation where I was raised to greatly value my privacy. I don't want to lose Proxo but it doesn't work right now 50% of the time so with no one writing current public configs for it, I think very sadly that it may be time to let it rest in peace. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sep. 23, 2016 JJoe Administrator RE: proxo and newer windows Careful with that brush. "I use it" is not praise. Otherwise, the situation is as always, work around and lobby. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sep. 24, 2016 ProxRocks Administrator RE: proxo and newer windows Mele20... Dig deeper! You *CAN* disable all of the tracking and you *CAN* disable the auto-updates... Yes, it means that i'll run 6 *MONTHS* between "updates" because i will ***NOT*** be updating "every month" like PARANOID folks think they 'have to do' in order to "be safe"... -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The main filter set in use today seems to be the Sidki filter set. The one I use and it is active with questions. Proxomitron Config Sets http://prxbx.com/forums/ Proxomitron Config Sets / Sidki http://prxbx.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?fid=44 ... it can seem to be confusing at first but I mosly figured it out many years ago ... also with help from the administrators along he way.
  3. Just started reading about this Firefox ESR version today. After the news about Pale Moon dropping WinXP had come out ... I decided to find the latest Firefox portable version ... I did this last week. I was searching for a portable ESR version just now and came across this download page with several language downloads. It the portable apps versions ... still looking for a stand alone ESR portable version to work with. I posted this page for anyone interested in working with the ESR version now. Index of /portableapps/Mozilla Firefox, Portable Ed./Mozilla Firefox ESR, Portable Edition 45.5.0 ... (16 Nov 2016) http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/portableapps/Mozilla Firefox, Portable Ed./Mozilla Firefox ESR, Portable Edition 45.5.0/ ...
  4. Always hope for old electronics - satellite launched in 1965 ... stopped transmitting in 1967 ... back online. When I first started reading the article, I wondered how a 50 yr old satellite could still be in orbit. The article says that it's stuck in it's orbit, which I guess must be very high above the Earth with no drag to slowly bring it down. If I remember, isn't that at least or around 24,000 miles above the Earth? The article doesn't mention any of that. http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/22/satellite-abandoned-in-1967-mysteriously-comes-back-online/ Satellite Abandoned In 1967 Mysteriously Comes Back Online Andrew Follett - Energy and Science Reporter 11/22/2016 An American satellite abandoned in 1967 suddenly came back online and began transmitting again for the first time in 50 years. Amateur astronomers first suspected that they’d found the satellite in 2013, but needed years to confirm that it was still occasionally transmitting. The satellite, dubbed LES1, was built by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and launched into space in 1965. A mistake in the satellite’s circuitry caused it to never leave its circular orbit, and it eventually stop transmitting in 1967. The satellite’s signal now fluctuates widely in strength, meaning that it’s likely only transmitting when its solar panels are in direct sunlight. Scientists expect that the satellite’s onboard batteries have disintegrated. This is not the first a NASA solar probe was lost and found again. In 1998, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory lost contact with NASA but was eventually reacquired. NASA successfully rediscovered its Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories (STEREO-B) probe after 22 months of searching in August, establishing contact with the $550 million probe for several hours. The STEREO-B probe was launched in 2006 to observe solar and space weather phenomena from deep space. The probe was lost in October 2014, but was only supposed to remain operational for two years. The spacecraft was set to pass directly behind the sun right before it was lost. NASA is unsure STEREO-B is still functioning well enough to be scientifically useful, but its sister spacecraft STEREO-A is functioning normally. The space agency will likely need to study STEREO-B with the Hubble Space Telescope to get it back in working order, which can’t happen until at least 2019 due to research schedules and orbital issues. ...
  5. Nasa has a new asteroid tracking system called Scout ... it's finding around five asteroids every night ... so the article says. http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/01/scout-nasas-new-asteroid-tracking-system-just-passed-important-test.html Scout, NASA's new asteroid-tracking system, just passed an important test By Dyllan Furness Published November 01, 2016 An asteroid passed by Earth Sunday night but, thanks to a new asteroid-spotting system, it didn't catch astronomers off guard. The space rock was discovered a few days ago by NASA's new computer program, Scout, which sifted through telescope data to identify the Near Earth Object and run a quick calculation to determine that it would pass at a safe distance of 310,000 miles from the planet. "The NASA surveys are finding something like at least five asteroids every night," Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) astronomer Paul Chodas told NPR. "When a telescope first finds a moving object, all you know is it's just a dot, moving on the sky," he added. "You have no information about how far away it is. "The more telescopes you get pointed at an object, the more data you get, and the more you're sure you are how big it is and which way it's headed. But sometimes you don't have a lot of time to make those observations." Scout is still in its testing phase but, by analyzing data from the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System in Hawaii, it was able to identify the asteroid on the night of October 25-26, according to NPR. Scout's analysis determined that the asteroid would pass safely by Earth. Three more telescopes confirmed the finding. Although Scout is primarily focused on locating small objects -- last night's asteroid was somewhere between 16 feet and 82 feet in diameter -- it's older relative, Sentry, is tasked with identifying asteroids that pose more serious threats to Earth, like the potential to destroy entire cities. Chodas told NPR Sentry has probably identified 25-30 percent of asteroids over 460 feet wide, with a goal of identifying 90 percent. They're a while off from that goal, but that hunt may be a bit easier when the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in Chile comes online in the early 2020s. ...
  6. Well, I don't really have a theory ... I just posted the story in case some people missed it from other sites. The sad thing is that most of us who might find this news very interesting are just hearing or reading about it now ... 43 years have passed and so also have many people who might have had some decent ideas or theories about all of this. I wonder how many scientists and others from around the world really knew about this ... and the story just comes out in 2016. Even reading about this in the 1990's would have been great news ... I'm usually into all this odd type news and I don't recall ever any mention of this metal object. There is one more interesting sentence from the article: "Lab tests concluded it is an old UFO fragment given that the substances it comprises cannot be combined with technology available on Earth." ... forget the UFO part, they are saying that those other metals ... "the object is made of 12 metals, 90% aluminium" cannot be done by humans on Earth. So the object may not be 250,000 years old ... a lab in Lausanne, Switzerland says it is or could be that old. However, since humans on the earth knew nothing about the metal until after 1800 ... it was suspected to exist in 1787 but I guess no one actually saw aluminum until 1825. From this article: The Element Aluminum http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele013.html "Although aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust, it is never found free in nature. All of the earth's aluminum has combined with other elements to form compounds. Two of the most common compounds are alum, such as potassium aluminum sulfate (KAl(SO4)2·12H2O), and aluminum oxide (Al2O3). About 8.2% of the earth's crust is composed of aluminum. Scientists suspected than an unknown metal existed in alum as early as 1787, but they did not have a way to extract it until 1825. Hans Christian Oersted, a Danish chemist, was the first to produce tiny amounts of aluminum. Two years later, Friedrich Wöhler, a German chemist, developed a different way to obtain aluminum. By 1845, he was able to produce samples large enough to determine some of aluminum's basic properties. Wöhler's method was improved in 1854 by Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville, a French chemist. Deville's process allowed for the commercial production of aluminum. As a result, the price of aluminum dropped from around $1200 per kilogram in 1852 to around $40 per kilogram in 1859. Unfortunately, aluminum remained too expensive to be widely used." ... although I like science fiction films from the 1950's and when I was younger ... I was all into the UFO craze, along with Bigfoot, the Bermuda Triangle, the Loch Ness monster, any and everything ... but here it is 40 or 50 years later and none of these mysteries have really been solved or 'put to rest'. We have better cameras and scientific equipment today but these mysteries (and others) still exist. So if the aluminum metal object is even only 50,000 to 100,000 years old ... who really did make it, where did it come from ... could some really smart early cave inhabitants been making and working with this metal and then the whole process was forgotten until the 1800's? Open for discussion ... if that metal object was there with those bone fossils all that time ... that's a mystery, it really does look like it was made by somebody. ...
  7. ... or somewhere in between 400 to 250,000 years old. The article mentions that ... "Metallic aluminium was not really produced by mankind until around 200 years ago". It does look like an axe but it's probably too soft to be of much use unless it is hardened from the other metals ... from the article: "According to tests, the object is made of 12 metals, 90% aluminium, and it was dated by Romanian officials as being 250,000 years old. The initial results were later confirmed by a lab in Lausanne, Switzerland." Experts believe mysterious aluminium object dating back 250,000 years 'could be part of ancient UFO' 20 Oct 2016 ... By Kara O'Neill http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/experts-believe-mysterious-aluminium-object-9086060 Metallic aluminium was not produced by mankind until around 200 years ago - but this appears manufactured making the object a baffling find. A piece of aluminium that looks as if it was handmade is being hailed as 250,000-year-old proof that aliens once visited Earth. Metallic aluminium was not really produced by mankind until around 200 years ago, so the discovery of the large chunk that could be up to 250,000 years old is being held as a sensational find. The details of the discovery were never made public at the time because it was pulled out of the earth in communist Romania in 1973. Builders working on the shores of the Mures River not far from the central Romanian town of Aiud found three objects 10 metres (33 feet) under the ground. They appeared to be unusual and very old, and archaeologists were bought in who immediately identified two of them as being fossils. The third looked to be a piece of man-made metal, although very light, and it was suspected that it might be the end of an axe. All three were sent together with the others for further analysis to Cluj, the main city of the Romanian region of Transylvania. It was quickly determined that the two large bones belonged to a large extinct mammal that died 10,000-80,000 years ago, but experts were stunned to find out that the third object was a piece of very lightweight metal, and appeared to have been manufactured. According to tests, the object is made of 12 metals, 90% aluminium, and it was dated by Romanian officials as being 250,000 years old. The initial results were later confirmed by a lab in Lausanne, Switzerland. Other experts who conducted later tests said the dates were far alter, ranging between 400 and 80,000 years old, but even at 400 years old it would still be 200 years earlier than when aluminium was first produced. The object is 20 centimetres (7.8 inches) long, 12.5 centimetres (4.9 inches) wide and 7 centimetres (2.8 inches) thick. What puzzled experts is that the piece of metal has concavities that make it look as if it was manufactured as part of a more complex mechanical system. Now a heated debate is going on that the object is actually part of a UFO and proof of visitation by an alien civilisation in the past. Gheorghe Cohal, the Deputy Director of the Romanian Ufologists Association, told local media: "Lab tests concluded it is an old UFO fragment given that the substances it comprises cannot be combined with technology available on Earth." Local historian Mihai Wittenberger has tried to claim that the object is actually a metal piece from a World War II German aircraft. However, this does not explain the age of the artefact. The metal object has now gone on display in the History Museum of Cluj-Napoca with its full history causing heated speculation after it was noted that museum officials had added a sign saying: "origin still unknown". ...
  8. OK ... from now on I will just install the new Shockwave Player version over the older version ... sure will be a lot easier than all the steps I have been doing. Yes, I only use that link since you posted about it several months back ... but some newer readers may not know about it. ...
  9. Seems to be a new Shockwave Player update released from the last one ... March 2016. Shockwave Player 12.2.5.195 September 30, 2016 ... I have a question about updating with a newer version of Shockwave Player. How do some of you install a newer version? For years I have always used the Shockwave Player Uninstaller to remove the current version on my computer and everything connected with that version that may be in various areas on the computer ... then I install the new version. Do some of you just install a new version over the older version without cleaning or removing the older version? TIA ...
  10. Just came across this article about Revo Uninstaller Free 2.0.1 which is dated September 19, 2016. I didn't know the earlier version Revo Uninstaller 2.0 had been released ... apparently there is an ad in version 2.0 that pops up every third time Revo Uninstaller is opened ... and in the new 2.0.1 version that was removed. http://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/19/revo-uninstaller-free-2-0-1-removes-ad-panel/ Revo Uninstaller Free 2.0.1 removes ad panel By Martin Brinkmann on September 19, 2016 in Software Revo Uninstaller Free 2.0.1 is an update for the free program remover that gets rid of the advertisement panel that VSRevo Group introduced in version 2.0 of the application. Revo Uninstaller 2.0 was the first update of the popular software uninstaller in three years. It introduced full support for 64-bit applications, a much requested feature as lack of it limited the program's use on PCs running 64-bit versions of the Windows operating system. The new version improved the tools integrated in the application, changed the user interface, and added new features such as a details pane to it. Another change introduced in Revo Uninstaller 2.0 was an ad panel that popped up on every third launch of the program. It advertised Revo Uninstaller Pro, the commercial version of the program. While you could close the panel whenever it popped up, it would appear again on the third launch of the program. ** Further down the page is this: Revo Uninstaller 2.0.1 does away with the ad panel. That's without doubt a good thing as it improves the user experience quite a bit. While you won't get the ad for Revo Uninstaller Pro pop up in the interface anymore, you may notice that the company has added new promotions to the interface that advertise the pro version. If you look at the interface of version 2.0.1 of the program, you will notice two locations that advertise the Pro version. First through an "upgrade to Pro" button in the main icon toolbar at the top, and then as a text link in the status bar that reads "upgrade to Revo Uninstaller Pro". Both options are less intrusive than the ad panel that the company used in version 2.0 of the application. Additionally, both can be ignored easily. You may hide the main toolbar if you don't require it at all. Simply right-click on the toolbar and select "main toolbar" to hide it in the interface. You can bring it back at a later point in time by right-clicking on the status bar and selecting main toolbar again. The only other changes in Revo Uninstaller Free 2.0.1 are minor in comparison. According to the changelog, language files were updated and minor bugs fixed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I don't see any link on the page to download this new version ... there is a link to Revo in the Summary page at the bottom ... then if you click on "Downloads" at the top there is a portable version available. http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html Other Downloads Revo Uninstaller Freeware Portable I have not worked with new portable version yet ... I downloaded and unzipped it ... it is listed as the new version 2.0.1 ... I will try this newer version but for me ... I don't "install and uninstall" many programs these days. Pretty much have everything set up the way I want it and backed up to a DVD. So it will be up to someone else to really test this newer portable version and post any comments. At first glance, it seems to be OK. ...
  11. 5eraph ... thanks for the information. I guess I'm up to date ... just thought it was strange that no updates since April. For awhile before that last April update, it seems I was sending you a PM for a new download every few days or week. Glad that has stopped. monroe
  12. I haven't seen any talk lately of Trusted and Untrusted Root Certificates. The last updates I have are from 5eraph dated 04-26-2016. Have any newer ones been released? I'm not sure exactly where they are mentioned anymore ... I know the topic was moved somewhere. There seemed to be updates every few days for awhile but I have seen nothing since April. ...
  13. This may be the story of one of the white caskets ... a sister saved her sister. 'THEY WERE IN AN EMBRACE': Bishop says oldest sister's embrace allowed younger to survive Italy quake August 27, 2016 - Associated Press http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/08/27/embrace-life-story-2-sisters-in-italy-quake.html?intcmp=latestnews ASCOLI PIECENO, Italy – In the chaos of Italy's devastating earthquake, an older sister's embrace allowed a four-year-old girl to survive. The heartbreaking story of Giulia Rinaldo, 9, and her 4-year-old sister Giorgia was recounted Saturday by the bishop who celebrated a funeral Mass for 35 of the 290 people killed by the quake that ravaged central Italy before dawn Wednesday. Bishop Giovanni D'Ercole recalled that around 6 or 6:30 p.m. Wednesday — 15 hours after the quake — he returned to a church in his diocese in the town of Pescara Del Tronto to recover its crucifix. He said at the time, only meters (yards) from the church, firefighters were using their hands to dig out the two sisters. "The older one, Giulia, was sprawled over the smaller one, Giorgia. Giulia, dead, Giorgia, alive. They were in an embrace," D'Ercole said. He spoke beneath the crucifix that he recovered that evening, hung in a community gym transformed into a makeshift chapel, as Italy held a national day of mourning. Massimo Caico, the firefighter who pulled the girls out, told Italy's La Repubblica newspaper that the position of the older girl's body apparently created a pocket of air that allowed Giorgia to survive. He recounted how a black Labrador, Leo, first gave a sign that he smelled something. Rescuers began digging, finding at first a doll and then a cold human leg, that of Giulia. Then he saw the ground nearby moving "in the rhythm of what could be breathing." "Maybe they hugged each other in their sleep or in fear, and the body of Giulia saved Giorgia," Caico told the newspaper. On Saturday, as weeping Italians bid Giulia and 34 other quake victims farewell with a state funeral, Giorgia spent her fourth birthday in a nearby hospital, recovering from her ordeal. According to Italian news reports, Giorgia is in a state of shock and has stopped speaking. She is only sleeping, crying and asking for her doll and her mother, who is also recovering from earthquake injuries. .... this article has more detail about the white caskets and other grieving families - relatives. "Among them were two small white caskets, holding the bodies of children whose lives were snuffed out when the quake hit at 3.36am on Wednesday, turning a picturesque area of lakes, forests and stone villages into a death zone. In one of the coffins was the body of an eight-year-old girl, Giulia Rinaldo, who sacrificed her life by throwing herself on top of her four-year-old sister, Giorgia, when the ceiling of their bedroom came crashing down in the village of Pescara del Tronto. The tiniest white coffin belonged to Marisol Piermarini, who was just 18 months old when she died. She was asleep at her family’s holiday home in Arquata del Tronto when it was engulfed by the quake. Her mother, Martina Turco, survived the earthquake that struck the nearby town of L'Aquila in 2009, and had moved away to escape the memories of her ordeal. Around 500 babies, toddlers and older children were affected by the quake and 21 died." 'Ciao, little one. Sorry we didn't make it in time': Italy mourns earthquake dead at mass funeral http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/27/state-funeral-held-for-the-victims-of-italy-earthquake/ Nick Squires, Pescara del Tronto Henry Samuel, Rieti 27 August 2016 On a day of desperate grief and tearful farewells, it was perhaps the most poignant image. Italy held a mass funeral on Saturday for 35 of the 290 people who were killed by the country’s devastating earthquake, with the coffins of the victims lined up in a sports hall in the town of Ascoli Piceno, on the edge of the earthquake zone. Among them were two small white caskets, holding the bodies of children whose lives were snuffed out when the quake hit at 3.36am on Wednesday, turning a picturesque area of lakes, forests and stone villages into a death zone. ... more at link
  14. Some of this story has been updated since I first posted about it. There was no name for the dog or owner ... this now has been added or updated: "The dog, called Flash, refused to leave the spot, repeatedly pawing at the casket that held the body of his master. Flash’s owner was Andrea Cossu, 45, who was on holiday in the village of Pescara del Tronto when he was killed by a collapsing building. The village has been razed to the ground – cars have been crushed by pieces of masonry, houses have crumbled into dust and personal possessions lie scattered amid the debris. His funeral was held on Friday in Pomezia, the town south of Rome where he lived. “The two of them were inseparable,” relatives told the Italian media. Mr Cossu, originally from Sardinia, was one of dozens of victims who lived in and around Rome but who had come to the mountains for a summer holiday. Flash will now be looked after by Mr Cossu’s wife, who survived the quake." ... They also had a clear picture of the dog beside the casket but they now have writing on the picture and turned it into a video of sorts. Here is another article with some photos of Flash and sad people. In the pictures of the first article there are two white caskets showing ... in the article below this is mentioned. "Amongst the 35 coffins laid out in a sports hall were small caskets holding the bodies of an 18-month-old baby and a nine-year-old girl, two of the 21 children who are known to have died when the quake hit central Italy early on Wednesday." http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3761486/Dog-proves-man-s-best-friend-refusing-leave-master-s-coffin-mass-funeral-Italy.html Dog proves he is man's best friend by refusing to leave side of his master's coffin before mass funeral for Italy earthquake victims .... this link has the original picture and other pictures as they were in the first article. When you look at the picture that has the two white caskets ... beside the one there is a young woman sitting by herself hold a baby or very young child ... beside the other white casket there is a young couple grieving, or it could be two young women ... relatives or such ... it's hard to tell from the pictures ... it may be a young couple and the lone young woman by the other white casket may be holding a baby. http://www.tert.am/en/news/2016/08/27/dog-master/2116334 ...
  15. All these pictures are sad with family members and friends inside a gym with 34 caskets of loved ones ... there is also a picture of a dog beside a casket. I see two white caskets beside one another. I hope the dog has some place to go or someone to offer help ... the people can work things out and come to terms ... maybe different for a dog when they grieve. At the bottom of the article is a video of another dog being rescued from the rubble. Heartbreaking Picture of Dog Who Won't Leave Master's Coffin After Italy Earthquake http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/27/heartbreaking-picture-of-dog-who-wont-leave-masters-coffin-after/ Chris Graham 27 August 2016 It is a sight reminiscent of the legend of Greyfriars Bobby. Thirty-four caskets lie side by side in a gym in Ascoli Piceno, and beside one a small blond cocker spaniel sits, devoted to the end, unable to leave his master even in death. The scene is a grim snapshot of Wednesday's earthquake that rocked central Italy and left at least 281 people dead and thousands more homeless. Families grieved beside their departed loved ones, saying their final farewells before they are buried on Saturday. Little is known of the victim whose companion still guards his casket except that he came from Accumoli, one of the communities that bore the brunt of the devastating quake. The quake was so strong that the town sank by 20 cm, according to Italy's geological institute. The funeral in the gym is to be presided over by Bishop Giovanni D'Ercole for the victims of nearby Arquata del Tronto. To date 49 of the dead have come from the tiny town and its nearby hamlet Pescara del Tronto. Matteo Renzi, the prime minister, has declared a state of emergency and authorised 50 million euros (£43 million) for immediate quake relief. The Italian government also declared Saturday a day of national mourning and scheduled a state funeral to be attended by President Sergio Mattarella. While the name of the dog is not known, the picture was a striking reminder of the bonds between man's best friend and their owners - a connection epitomised by the story of the Victorian dog that held a 14-year vigil at the grave of his master in Edinburgh. The tale of Greyfriars Bobby tells of a small Skye terrier who could not bear to leave his master's body and remained by his grave in Edinburgh from 1858 to 1872. His owner was said to be John Gray, a local policeman. Earlier this week, a dog trapped in rubble left by the quake was pulled out alive. ...