Capital-Gazette Shooting in Annapolis

A man was shot outside the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, reaching several people.

There are several wounded, according to information released by the US media. The suspect was arrested.

According to a police officer, even though the shootings took place outside, people are being evacuated from the building.

Marc Limansky, spokesperson for Anne Arundel County Police, says officers are searching the Annapolis building for the shooting. He states that the situation is “active and still in progress”.

Television reports show people leaving the building with their hands in the air and police officers asking them to go through a parking lot, while other officers converge on the building.

English bulldog Sza Sza crowned the ugliest dog in the world

A 9-year-old English bulldog named Sza Sza won Saturday night in the San Francisco area, the competition for the ugliest dog in the world.

The unsightly canine has won a US $1,500 purse from owner Megan Brainard of Minnesota. According to the organizing committee of the competition, the woman found Sza Sza at a pet adoption site.

Aspirants of the title had to walk with their masters on a red carpet and were judged by a panel of judges. Imperfections, such as uneven coats or hanging tongues, were rewarded.

Among them is a bastard – a mixture of dachshund and Chinese crested dog – covered with black dots, or a cross bulldog with an impressive amount of wrinkled and dangling skin.

Crested Chinese dogs (a bastard in the picture), bare-skinned, often look good during the competition. Photo: AFP / Getty Images / Josh Edelson
Crested Chinese dogs (a bastard in the picture), bare-skinned, often look good during the competition. Photo: AFP / Getty Images / Josh Edelson

Last year, it was Martha, a 57-kilogram (125-pound) docile Neapolitan man with a heavy face and flatulence, who had been chosen by the judges.

The competition, held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, north of San Francisco, was in its 30th year.

New conifer-shaped cell tower in Northern Ontario

Rogers Communications has decided to blend in with the Sudburian scenery, building a a cell tower that looks like a fir tree. LTE service will be available to residents of the south of Greater Sudbury City in the summer.

The fir tower seems to appeal to residents, including Duncan Robertson who lives in this area.

It’s less ugly than an ordinary tower, he says. Nobody in the neighborhood complained. No doubt Christmas lights this winter would make her even more beautiful.

A first in Greater Sudbury

The concept of a fir-tree cell tower is already present in the Muskoka area north of Toronto.

Rogers says the new tower will allow residents to get better service while getting married to the landscape.

When we determine a location, for design, our engineers take into consideration the neighborhood, the visibility of the cell tower and the citizens’ point of view , the statement said.

Where is Justin Beaver?

Justin Beaver, the stuffed beaver of a Cheam Lake Wetland Interpretive Park in Chilliwack, a municipality about 100 kilometers (62 Miles) east of Vancouver, was stolen in mid-April.

The animal, which owes its nickname to park staff, vanished during a presentation to a group of “very energetic” freshmen, says park technician Gord Gadsden.

While Mr. Gadsden was making a presentation, it was rumored that there was a snake, he says. The rumor quickly dissipated when everyone realized that it was more of a snake-shaped branch.

In the confusion, Justin Beaver fell into oblivion, and the group continued its visit.

It was only when he returned to the scene that Gord Gadsden realized that the beaver was missing.

New life after accidental death

Justin Beaver’s professional career began a bit abruptly a decade ago when he was hit by a car “crossing the road without looking both ways,” says Gord Gadsden.

The animal was therefore stuffed and became one of the key players in the interpretation of Cheam Lake wetlands.

According to Mr. Gadsden, Justin Beaver contributes to the learning of 700 to 1000 people a year during park tours.

Anyone who has seen this beaver “looking really patient, weighing about 20 pounds [9 kg] and missing claws” is asked to contact the Regional District of the Fraser Valley.

Man Attacked three times in four years by wild animals

In less than four years, Dylan McWilliams was bitten by a snake, woke up one morning in the mouth of a bear and thought he was losing his leg in the jaw of a shark in Hawaii.

“My parents are grateful that I’m still alive,” the 20-year-old Colorado native told the Honolulu Star Advertiser newspaper about his latest misadventure.

Dylan was doing bodyboarding Thursday off the island of Kauai when what appears to be a tiger shark about 2 meters caught his leg.

The young man, a great lover of space and a lifeguard instructor, then managed to swim about 30 meters to the coast, where a passerby called for help. “I did not know if I had lost half of my leg or anything,” he says.

Dylan McWilliams finally came out with just seven stitches. Last July, we talked about nine points on the scalp after a bad encounter with a brown bear in a summer camp in Colorado.

A misadventure he told the media around the world. The young man had woken his head between the fangs of the plantigrade, which dragged him to the ground.

“He caught me … then he shot me, and then he bit the back of my head and dragged me. When he dragged me, it was the part that was the slowest. I felt it was an eternity, “Dylan told Denver 7, describing the bear’s breath on his neck.

After dragging him on the ground for about four meters, the animal did not let go until Dylan McWilliams’ fingers were well buried in his eye, he said. “I think I was right in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said the philosopher, the young man.

He had already been bitten by a rattlesnake on a hike in Utah. But, he told the Star Advertiser , the bite was not so bad, and he was sick only a few days.

Chinese man steals 800 meters of road in one night

A thief in China stole about 800 meters from a concrete paved road to resell them and earn some money, a misdemeanor in the space of one night, a Chinese media outlet reported.

It was residents of Sankeshu Village, Jiangsu Province, in the east of the country, who called police on Jan. 24 to report the mysterious disappearance of the stretch of road, according to China News Service.

Villagers thought that road work was underway, but the police quickly discovered a different scenario.

A man hired a shovel to cut the pavement, loaded the pieces of concrete into trucks, and sent them to a building materials company that bought them, China News Service said Thursday evening.

The ambitious thief was looking for a way to make money. For him, recovering and selling the concrete was a good “business opportunity” and the construction of a new road nearby had in any case greatly reduced the traffic on the place of the package. “No one was driving here. So, why not grab the concrete pieces to make some money? Said the criminal, according to China News Service.

The thief recovered a total of 500 tons of concrete. The factory bought them for 5,000 yuan, or 985 Canadian dollars.

This funny story generated Friday, on Chinese social networks, tens of thousands of comments. “Poverty really made it creative,” an admiring user wrote on the Weibo microblogging platform. Another was more ferocious: “The most appropriate sanction would be to repair the road. ”

Baby Moose rescued by motorist in British Columbia

A British-Columbian trucker saved a moose baby buried in the snow last week while on the road in the northern part of the province during his shift.

“I saw something weird coming out of the snow. I was not sure what it was. ”

What was not the surprise of Wayne Rowley in becoming aware that what he saw exceed a snow bank, it was actually the legs of a young moose unable to emerge.

he man was on a forest road near Vanderhoof, in the north of the province, where heavy snow had made it difficult for moose in the area.

He explains that he did not believe at the time that the moose was still alive. When he approached, the animal turned in his direction.

“He was watching me without moving,” he recalls.

The trucker grabbed a shovel to clear the moose. He also took some precautions. He explains that he has created a barrier to prevent the moose from being able to hit him.

With the help of another driver, he put a rope around the animal to straighten it on its legs.

“Once released, the moose gave me a funny look and then left,” says the trucker.

A diminishing species

Roy Rea, a professor in the Ecosystem Science and Management Program at the University of Northern British Columbia, says the moose population is dropping dramatically in the province.

It is important to take steps to help animals where possible, he says.

Winter can be particularly difficult for moose, which have more difficulty moving in powdery snow, according to the expert.

Eight moose have died on the roads of the province last week alone, notes Wayne Rowley. They were hit by cars trying to cross highways to avoid snow-covered roads.

Authorities are asking motorists to slow down and pay close attention to animals on the roads.

New Zealand Strange Sea Monster Actually Killer Whale Remains

Visitors to a New Zealand beach have been equally fascinated and repulsed by seeing a strange sea creature which has recently washed up on the shore. Some consider the 30-foot long grisly monster to be some sort of prehistoric creature.

Scientists have identified the remains of the so-called sea monster as most likely that of an orca killer whale. A marine mammal expert who recently viewed a video of what washed up on the coast says it features a flipper which is a distinct characteristic of killer whales.

Because of the deterioration of the creature’s body, the cause of death isn’t able to be determined. Orcas live together in groups known as pods, but often come under attack from fishermen, especially in Alaskan ocean waters where they both compete for food.

Often fishermen will shoot at killer whales and those who succumb to their injuries often float away until they reach the seashore thousands of miles away. Sometimes their carcasses are so discolored and decayed that they become known as Marine blobsters and frequently mistaken for unknown sea creatures.

Once tissue testing is done on these foreign blobsters by scientific research teams, they are usually traced to one or another species of whale.

A heart-shaped flight for Valentine’s Day

The airline Virgin Atlantic celebrated Lovers’ Day by having one of its planes fly through a giant heart-shaped course off the UK.

The Airbus A330 took off from Gatwick Airport near London at around 11:00 am local time for a mandatory flight test for all new aircraft. When it reached the Cornish peninsula, west of Britain, the plane branched off a more usual route to draw a heart over the ocean.

The aircraft returned to its starting point approximately two hours after flying.

The Flightradar24 site, which tracks real-time commercial aircraft around the world, has posted an image on Twitter showing the plane’s route and the huge heart it has drawn.

“[Flight tests] are part of a normal certification process when we add new aircraft to our fleet,” says an airline blog post. We had a two-hour flight scheduled for February 14th. It was the perfect opportunity to do something different. ”

The company had to have its flight plan approved by the Royal Air Force. The British Air Force controls the airspace over this portion of the North Sea, which served as the canvas for the Airbus A330 pilot.

This is not the first time an airline has enjoyed a holiday to make a publicity stunt. A few days before Christmas, last year, Emirates had made an even more impressive work, the course of one of his planes drawing a tree decorated with balls over Germany .

This Simple Sketch Helped Police Identify Thief

Police in Pennsylvania claim to have been able to identify the suspect of a robbery in an agricultural market with a portrait that impresses with its simplicity.

The alleged thief claimed to be a salesman and took the place of an employee who was not at his booth. He left the area after stealing money from the trade.

A witness at the event, on January 30th, sketched a minimalist black and white portrait to help authorities locate the perpetrator.

“Although the sketch provided by the witness may seem caricatural or amateurish, this one, along with the distinctive physical features described, has refreshed the memory of at least one investigator, who identified a suspect potential, “Lancaster police said in his report.

A series of photos was then presented to the witness who made a positive identification.

Police are searching for 44-year-old Hung Phuoc Nguyen, who is facing two counts of theft.

A spokesman for the police department says that as of Friday afternoon, Nguyen still hadn’t been arrested.