Saturday, September 13, 2008
This is the first video of Galveston Island soon after Hurricane Ike devastated the area on this day, 13th September 2008.
Video is a raw B-roll of a fly over of Galveston Island during and after Hurricane Ike from a HU-25 Falcon Jet from the Aviation Training Center in Alabama.
Labels: Galveston Island, Hurricane, Hurricane Ike, natural disaster, Texas
Thursday, September 11, 2008
The KFC secret recipe is out. Well, sort of.
Col. Harland Sanders' handwritten recipe of 11 herbs and spices was removed Tuesday from safekeeping at Kentucky Fried Chicken's corporate offices for the first time in decades. The temporary relocation is allowing KFC to revamp security around a yellowing sheet of paper that contains one of the country's most famous corporate secrets.
The brand's top executive admitted that his nerves were aflutter despite the tight security he lined up for the operation.
Labels: Colonal Sanders, KFC, recipe
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
On this day, 9th Spetember 2008, the fastest man on no legs has his first gold medal in the bag at the Beijing Paralympics.
That leaves two to go for amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius
. Despite a slow start on a wet track, the South African won the most difficult of his three races, clocking 11,17 seconds yesterday to take gold in the 100 metres final.
Pistorius is a strong favourite to add the 200m and 400m titles.
The double amputee, known as the “Blade Runner” because of his prosthetic legs, won a legal battle in May for the right to run in the Olympics. However, subsequently he failed to meet the qualifying standard.
“I had a tough start and a slow first 30m,” Pistorius said of the 100m. “I really just pulled out all the stops.”
Pistorius still has his sights set on qualifying for the Olympics. “I‘m looking forward to London 2012,” he said.
Labels: Amputee, Beijing, Oscar Pistorius, Paralympics, South Africa, sport, sprinting