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Two people are found living in the Costa #Concordia

(ANSA via AFP): Rescuers speak to a man and a woman but have not yet reached them as they are stranded two decks below.

January 14, 2012 21h49 to 22h21 updated


Rescue boat lights shipwreck off the coast of Italy: in Tuscany seek continuing. Photo: AP

Rescue boat lights shipwreck off the coast of Italy: in Tuscany seek continuing
Photo: AP

A man and a woman were found alive on Sunday morning aboard the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which sank near the island of Giglio, on the coast of Tuscany, the Italian firefighters reported. They answered the call of the rescuers, but still could not be rescued, firefighters reported.

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"We speak to them, but still could not reach them," said Luca Cari, a spokesman for the fire brigade on site. "We have 35 people trying to access the site." The two survivors are two decks below the rescuers in flooded part of the ship, said the spokesman.

The Italian authorities had previously said 40 people were still sought by rescue teams, who maintain the work until very late. It is believed that many are on solid ground, waiting for identification. The Costa Concordia took 4,231 people on board, of which three died and about 40 injured. There were 53 Brazilians on board, but no one was hurt.

Earlier, the ship's captain, Francesco Schettino, was arrested by the Grosseto, town in the area of the accident, under the charge of manslaughter triple manifold, and abandon the sinking ship with many passengers on board. It is unclear what caused the Concordia hit the rocks when they skirted the island of Giglio, the main hypotheses range from incompetence of the commander and a technical failure.

Two survivors rescued from grounded cruise ship

By the CNN Wire Staff
January 15, 2012 -- Updated 0220 GMT (1020 HKT)
The Costa Concordia, owned by Genoa-based Costa Cruises, ran aground on a sand bank off the island of Giglio on Friday, January 13. The Costa Concordia, owned by Genoa-based Costa Cruises, ran aground on a sand bank off the island of Giglio on Friday, January 13.
Cruise ship runs aground off Italy

  • Two survivors are rescued from their cabin, news agency reports
  • The captain is being investigated for abandoning ship and manslaughter
  • An estimated 126 Americans were among the 3,200 passengers
  • Scores of people are unaccounted for, but may be at hospitals and shelters
Porto Santo Stefano, Italy (CNN) -- Rescuers reached two trapped survivors in the interior of a cruise ship more than 24 hours after it ran aground off a picturesque Italian island, killing three people, injuring 20 and leaving dozens unaccounted for.
The man and woman on the Costa Concordia were located in a cabin and taken ashore, Italy's ANSA news agency reported early Sunday. Video showed them being taken to a waiting ambulance.
The captain of the ill-fated vessel, which turned over on its side after the grounding, was arrested late Saturday and was being investigated for abandoning ship and manslaughter, a local prosecutor said.
With perhaps up to 50 people unaccounted for, divers suspended their efforts at dark, with plans to resume the search in the azure waters off the island of Giglio at dawn Sunday.
Accounts of the chaos from many of the 3,200 passengers were reminiscent of a maritime disaster 100 years ago this April -- the loss of the RMS Titanic.
"For me, the worst part of the whole ordeal" was when a lifeboat crew member told those boarding that it was "women and children first," said passenger Benji Smith of Boston.
 Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia, is taken into custody Saturday.
Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia, is taken into custody Saturday.
"All these families who were clinging to each other had to be separated," Smith told CNN.
Some passengers fell into the chilly waters during the rescue, ANSA reported.
Questions abounded: Why was the colossal ship so close to the shore? How fast was it moving? How well did the crew respond? According to many passengers, the evacuation was disorganized and no one seemed in charge.
Concordia's captain, Francesco Schettino, was interviewed earlier Saturday about what happened when the ship struck rocks in shallow water off Italy's western coast Friday evening, said officer Emilio Del Santo of the Coastal Authorities of Livorno. Local fishermen say the island coast of Giglio is known for its rocky sea floor.
Schettino said "that rock was not indicated on the chart," according to ANSA. "Me and the crew, we were the last to abandon ship," he said.
The ship was 2.5 miles off route when it struck the rocky sandbar.
"There are rocks, they are on the maps," said Capt. Cosimo Nicastro of the Italian Coast Guard. "What we know is the ship went really close to these rocks. ... We don't yet know why."
The ship began taking on water Friday evening and the crew kept going because they believed the vessel could normally keep sailing, Nicastro said. Realizing there was a significant safety problem, the commander steered the Costa Concordia closer toward port.
Authorities also were looking at why the ship didn't hail a mayday during the accident.
"At the moment we can't exclude that the ship had some kind of technical problem, and for this reason moved towards the coast in order to save the passengers, the crew and the ship. But they didn't send a mayday. The ship got in contact with us once the evacuation procedures were already ongoing," Del Santo said prior to the announcement of the captain's arrest.
Giuseppe Orsina, a spokesman with the local civil protection agency, said 43 to 51 people were missing, though authorities are reviewing passenger lists to confirm the exact figure.

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"These people could be still on the island of Giglio, in private houses or in hospitals," Orsina said.
Two French tourists and a crew member from Peru were killed, Port authorities in Livorno said. One of the victims was a 65-year-old woman who died of a heart attack, according to authorities.
Nautilus International, a maritime employees trade union, called the accident a "wake-up call" to regulators.
"Nautilus is concerned about the rapid recent increases in the size of passenger ships -- with the average tonnage doubling over the past decade," said Nautilus general secretary Mark Dickinson in a statement. "Many ships are now effectively small towns at sea, and the sheer number of people onboard raises serious questions about evacuation."
Gianni Onorato, president of Genoa-based Costa Cruises, expressed "deep sorrow for this terrible tragedy," but said the cruise line was unable to answer all the questions that authorities are now investigating.
The vessel, plying the waters from Civitavecchia to Savona, Italy, struck a submerged rock, Onorato said in a statement before the announcement of the captain's arrest.
"Captain Schettino, who was on the bridge at the time, immediately understood the severity of the situation and performed a maneuver intended to protect both guests and crew, and initiated security procedures to prepare for an eventual ship evacuation," he continued. "Unfortunately, that operation was complicated by a sudden tilting of the ship that made disembarkation difficult," Onorato said.
Rosalyn Rincon, a member of the cruise ship staff, said the captain told passengers there was an "electrical problem."
Adm. Ilarione Dell'Anna, head of coastal authorities for the port city of Livorno, said an investigation is under way.
Concordia, which was left lying on its side in shallow water Saturday, was carrying about 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members when it ran aground.
"I'm not surprised that it (the ship) would wind up tipping like this," said Neil Gallagher, professor of naval architecture at the Webb Institute on Long Island, New York. "Something had to go wrong with either the controls or the navigation to get it to this condition."
Chris B. McKesson, adjunct professor of naval architecture at the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of New Orleans, said, "from the size of the gash, she must have been steaming at a pretty good pace."
Fear and panic aboard crippled ship
Panic spread as people scrambled to find lifeboats in the dark as the ship quickly leaned to one side late Friday. Access to some lifeboats was hampered by the ship's tilt into the water.
With the ship's staircases flooded, Smith and others made rope ladders to climb from the outer fourth deck to the third. They were eventually rescued more than three hours later by a lifeboat that had returned from dropping passengers ashore.
Smith said he and his wife never heard from any of the officers or captain during the incident.
At least three lifeboats apparently malfunctioned due to technical or crew error, Smith said. "The people manning these boats were just cooks and shopkeepers," Smith said.
Cmdr. Buddy Reams, chief of the U.S. Coast Guard's Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise, said, "when it comes to cruise ships, in the event of emergency, cabin stewards or others would have safety roles," he said.
The Coast Guard inspects foreign-flagged cruise ships in U.S. waters twice a year, studying the competency of the crew during fire and abandon-ship drills, Reams said.
Many passengers asked why they had not yet received an obligatory safety briefing when disaster struck around dinner time, only hours into their journey. The timing of the safety briefings and muster drills depend on the length of the cruise, Reams told CNN.
Many of those rescued in the early hours were taken to small churches and other buildings around the island for shelter. Some were still wearing the pajamas and slippers they had on as the ship went down.
Vivian Shafer, a passenger from Maryland, told CNN there was no initial announcement after the vessel began its tilt. Others reported being unable to clearly hear instructions.
Once ashore, no one from the crew assisted them, Shafer said. Rather, it was up to islanders.
"There didn't seem to be anybody in charge," she said.
Costa Cruises, owned by parent company Carnival Corp., said it was focusing on the final stages of the emergency operation and helping passengers and crew return home.
"It is a tragedy that deeply affects our company. Our first thoughts go to the victims and we would like to express our condolences and our closeness to their families and friends," the line said on its website.
The Concordia, built in 2006, was on a Mediterranean cruise from Rome with stops in Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari and Palermo.
Most of the passengers on board were Italian. CNN affiliate America Noticias, in Peru, said a group of 32 Peruvians were also onboard. Brazil's state-run Agencia Brasil said 53 Brazilians were on the cruise ship. An estimated 126 Americans were also on board, according to the U.S. State Department. There were no reports of injured Americans.
Another Costa ship was involved in a deadly 2010 accident when the Costa Europa crashed into a pier in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh during stormy weather, killing three crew members.


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Chico Anysio tem segmento do intestino retirado em exame

14 de janeiro de 2012 22h24 atualizado às 22h27

O humorista passou por uma laparotomia exploradora. Foto: Divulgação O humorista passou por uma laparotomia exploradora
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Chico Anysio, que está internado no Centro de Terapia Intensiva do Hospital Samaratino, no Rio de Janeiro, precisou ser submetido a uma laparotomia exploradora, na tarde deste sábado (14), segundo boletim médico enviado pela assessoria de imprensa. O procedimento consiste em uma cirurgia abdominal para esclarecer um diagnóstico, e um segmneto do intestino delgado foi retirado.
O quadro clínico do humorista é grave e inspira cuidados. Chico respira com a ajuda de aparelhos e não há previsão de alta.
Ele foi hospitalizado no dia 22 de dezembro após uma infecção no aparelho digestivo e, posteriormente, diagnosticado com pneumonia.

Chico Anysio é submetido a cirurgia de emergência

Estado de saúde do humorista de 80 anos é grave, diz boletim médico

O humorista Chico Anysio, da TV Globo O humorista Chico Anysio, da TV Globo (Divulgação)
O estado de saúde de Chico Anysio apresentou um novo agravamento neste sábado. O humorista de 80 anos precisou ser submetido, à tarde, a uma cirurgia abdominal de emergência para esclarecer um diagnóstico. Na intervenção, chamada de laparotomia exploradora, foi retirado um segmento do intestino delgado do paciente. A operação foi realizada pelo cirurgião José Reinan Ramos. O quadro clínico de Anysio se agravou desde sexta, quando ele teve de ser colocado de volta no respirador artificial.
Segundo o boletim médico divulgado neste sábado pelo Hospital Samaritano, o estado de saúde de Chico Anysio “inspira cuidados”. O humorista está internado na unidade de terapia intensiva do Hospital Samaritano, em Botafogo, na Zona Sul do Rio de Janeiro, desde o dia 22 de dezembro, um dia após ter recebido alta de uma internação no final de novembro por conta de uma infecção urinária. Três dias antes do Natal, ele apresentou um sangramento intestinal e o quadro evoluiu para uma pneumonia, o que levou o paciente a ser submetido à respiração artificial.
Na última sexta-feira, Chico foi submetido a uma traqueotomia, para acelerar o processo de retirada do aparelho de respiração assistida. Em sua página no Twitter, a mulher do humorista desabafou sobre a agonia com o sofrimento do marido e agradeceu pelo apoio dos amigos. “Meu dia hoje foi triste. Agora vou tentar dormir e quando eu acordar, tudo estará melhor... Obrigada a todos pelo apoio e pelas orações... Suas energias positivas são muito confortantes”, escreveu Malga no microblog.

Chico Anysio é operado para retirada de segmento do intestino delgado

Cirurgia aconteceu na tarde deste sábado (14).
Antes, o hospital divulgou boletim médico classificando quadro como 'grave'.

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Chico Anysio voltou a ser internado num hopsital do Rio (Foto: Divulgação/TV Globo)Chico Anysio (Foto: Divulgação/TV Globo)
O humorista Chico Anysio, de 80 anos, foi submetido, na tarde deste sábado (14), a uma cirurgia para retirada de um segmento do intestino delgado. De acordo com o boletim médico divulgado pelo hospital Samaritano, no Rio, o paciente precisou ser submetido a uma laparotomia exploradora - cirurgia abdominal para esclarecer um diagnóstico – e “foi retirado um segmento do intestino delgado. O quadro clínico do paciente é grave e inspira cuidados. No momento ele respira com ajuda de aparelhos”.
Mais cedo, o hospital onde Chico Anysio está internado desde dezembro já havia divulgado um boletim em que classificava o quadro do paciente como “grave”.

Desde dezembro, o estado clínico de Chico Anysio tem sofrido diversas alterações, entre um agravamento causado por uma hemorragia no sistema digestivo, controlado após alguns dias.
No ano passado, Chico Anysio, que tem 80 anos, chegou a passar três meses internado com problemas cardiorrespiratórios.

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Go On Location with Harry Potter

Visit Harry Potter's Special World All over Britain

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Now that the last of the Harry Potter films has made it to the screen, there are still plenty of fans - both kids and adults - who just can't say goodbye to the young wizard and his friends. Not to worry - there are plenty of ways to re-immerse yourself in Harry's magical world.
A new attraction, opening in March 2012, features real sets from the films. And, of course, many of the starring locales of the films were not sets at all but the wonderful scenery and history- soaked castles and cathedrals of the UK.
By now, everyone must surely know that Platform 9 3/4 from whence Harry Potter leaves for Hogwarts, is actually Platform 4 at London's King's Cross Station (the exteriors are the lovely St. Pancras Station Hotel). But Harry Potter locations are thick on the ground here in the UK. Have some fun and relive the memories by tracking these down.

1. Travel to Hogwarts over the Glenfinnan Viaduct on the West Highlands Railway

Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Western HighlandsGetty Images
Harry Potter regularly traveled across the dark forboding hills of the Western Highlands of Scotland on the way to Hogwards. The 42 mile stretch of rail, between Fort William and Mallaig, passes through much of the scenery seen in the films, including Ben Nevis-the highest mountain in Britain, Loch Shiel and Glen Nevis - backdrop for the Quidditch scenes. The journey takes about an hour and twenty minutes and costs (in 2011 prices - if booked well in advance) £6.50 each way.
Of course, without special film effects, it's a lot less menacing but the area has its own dark history. It was from Glenfinnan, about midway on the journey, that Bonnie Prince Charlie launched the ill-fated Jacobite Revolt in an attempt to put his father on the throne as James III. Few of the men who marched on London from here ever returned.
The impressive Glenfinnan viaduct that you travel over on this journey, crossing about 1,000 feet of the valley on 21 arches, reaching a height of about 100 feet, was the backdrop for the flying car sequence in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."
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Getting there: If you travel by train from Glasgow Queen Street to Mallaig, an advanced ticket costs about £15.50 each way and the trip takes about five hours and twenty mintues. At the end of it, you won't find Hogwarts though. Mallaig is a busy fishing and ferry port, the gateway to Skye and the Smaller Isles. A better option is to travel first to Fort William, at the base of Ben Nevis, stay over and then get a fresh start to enjoy the "Harry Potter" stretch of the journey.


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#gastronomia : Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Josh’s brother is visiting us from California and we are having a great time. Caleb sure loves having his uncle around and I love having another person to feed:)  The other day the guys wanted a snack so I whipped up a bowl of guacamole and made homemade baked tortilla chips. The guys were still hungry so I offered to make grilled cheese sandwiches. There was still some guacamole left so I asked them if they wanted a Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I don’t know if they were crazy about the idea, but agreed to try it. Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwiches sounded good to me:)

I used crusty white bread to make the sandwiches. I spread a thick layer of guacamole on each slice of bread and topped it with cheddar cheese. I buttered the outside of the bread and grilled the sandwiches to perfection. The guys loved the sandwiches and so did I-Josh shared his sandwich with me:)  I mean, really, what is not to love-bread, melted cheese, and creamy guacamole? The best grilled cheese sandwich I have ever had. Once you try a Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich, your life will be changed forever. So get going and make yourself a sandwich, you all need to experience the best grilled cheese on the planet.

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Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Yield: 2 sandwiches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5-7 minutes
The guacamole takes this grilled cheese sandwich to a whole new level of goodness.


To make the guacamole:
2 ripe avocados
1/2 small onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small jalapeño, stems and seeds removed, minced
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
A dash of freshly grated black pepper
1 Roma tomato, chopped
4 slices crusty white bread
4 slices Cheddar cheese
Butter, for buttering bread


1. To make the guacamole-cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avacado from the peel, put in a large bowl. Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the onion, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Add the chopped tomato and stir.
2. Heat a pan or griddle to medium-high heat. Spread desired amount of guacamole on both slices of bread then top with cheese. Butter outer slices of bread and grill on one side for about 2 minutes or until golden and crispy. Flip the sandwich and grill until golden brown. Make the other sandwich the same way and serve warm.



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iPad 3 has 4G and high-def screen, says Bloomberg

Bloomberg just released a report citing three unnamed sources who name specific details of Apple's next iPad. The iPad 3 will have a high-definition screen, 4G LTE networking and a powerful quad-core processor, says the news service. The report also says that the product will reach full production volume by February.

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It's no surprise that the iPad 3 will have a better screen: The iPhone has long had the more beautiful "retina" screen, and a device like the iPad, meant for reading, should have one too. It's also no great shock that Apple would put a quad-core processor in there, especially given the positive reception of the Asus EeePad Transformer Prime. As you can see in the video below, the Prime appeals to gamers because of its quad-core processor.
What does shock me is the LTE wireless connectivity. Apple's strongest U.S. partners, AT&T and Verizon Wireless, both have LTE networks, and Sprint is rolling one out too. But Apple is often reluctant to jump on new wireless technologies, and if this report is to be believed, LTE would come to the iPad before it was even on the iPhone.
As for the February date, that sounds consistent with last year's shipping schedule: The company announced the iPad 2 on March 2, and had it in U.S. stores by March 10.


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Daemon, Baby Named After 'The Vampire Diaries', Allowed To Keep Name

In November, parents Lionel and Blandine Defontaine of Busigny, France named their son Daemon, after Damon from "The Vampire Diaries". They added the "e" to make it sound more French. Shortly after, prosecutors took them to court because under French law, names that are "contrary to the interests of a child" are banned. The prosecution argued that little Daemon's name has satanic connotations, the United Press International reports.
While the French may have had good reason to be concerned -- a recent study shows an unfortunate baby name can lead to insecurity, less education and a troubled dating life -- this week, the Judge ruled in favor of letting Daemon's parents keep the name.
And, even though a vampire-inspired name was considered controversial enough to go to French court, new parents in the US draw inspiration from famous bloodsuckers all the time. The names of the main characters in Twilight, Isabella (as well as variations like Bella) and Jacob both topped the charts of 2011's most popular baby names.
That said, France isn't the only country with stringent baby-naming laws. We found six more countries cracking down on creative monikers. Here are the most bizarre names that didn't fly.


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iPhone Emoji Fun: Can You Decode Our Emoticon Film Titles?

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Now that iPhone owners can access emojis without any kind of app or workaround, we’re seeing some fun creativity. Specifically, people are telling tales through a series of carefully selected emoticons.
We thought this was so much fun, we had a go ourselves. However, rather than spend hours on epic hieroglyphic epistles, we’ve translated a bunch of film titles into brief pictograms. Now we want you to decode the movies they reference.
Take a look through our emoji gallery of movie messages all composed on the iPhone. Each slide represents the name of a film. To access the answers in each slide, use your cursor to highlight the black text following the “Answer” field. We’ve kept it simple, so we imagine you can guess nearly all of them!
Once you’ve had a look through, why not create your own iPhone emoji sequence to depict the title of, your favorite film? Link us to a screengrab in the comments. If we get enough awesome entries, we’ll make up a fresh gallery of Mashable readers’ creations.
And if you don’t have the emoji keyboard enabled on your iPhone, take a look through our quick how-to gallery below, in which we offer a simple, step-by-step guide on how to set it up.
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