Showing posts with label Chile Mine Rescue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chile Mine Rescue. Show all posts

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dinosaur or Earthquake? Shock Rocks Room

An earthquake hit the Los Angeles, California area at approximately 1:45 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, September 1, 2011. I was writing an article with the help of my trusted laptop computer on the first day of the new month when I suddenly felt the entire room shake. I also heard a significantly loud booming sound that was a bit unnerving.

I have experienced more than one Southern California earthquake in the past to recognize a Los Angeles earthquake when it happens, and either this was a real, down-to-earth earthquake, or else a giant meteor and/or scientifically cloned prehistoric dinosaur just landed on the top of my roof. * In fact, you can read my detailed description of the Los Angeles earthquake I personally experienced in August of 2007 on this site.

* See My Related Post below, entitled Shaking Room Memoirs of Earthquake.

This is an up-to-the minute breaking news report from the desk of Susan Baldwin, the sole author, creator and publisher of Conservative Wordsmith ™. Conservative Wordsmith ™ is a political website with a unique conservative slant that explores everything in life, especially the things that really matter.

My Related Post

Shaking Room Memoirs of Earthquake

Sunday, November 7, 2010

NYC Marathon Winner: Olympic Medalist Shalane Flanagan Finishes Second

New York City Marathon Update: A 28 year old American woman, Shalane Flanagan, finished second in today's New York City Marathon. Shalane Flanagan almost won the NYC Marathon race; Flanagan, from Massachusetts, ran the race in 2:28:40. The winner, Edna Kiplagat of Kenya, ran the race in 2:28:20, just 20 seconds faster than Shalane's impressive run. Shalane Flanagan also won the U.S. Marathon championship.

Shalane Flanagan is not by any means a newcomer to marathon running. In 2008, American runner Flanagan won the Olympic bronze medal in Beijing, China. In the same year, Flanagan broke the American record in the 10,000m two times, and won three United States running titles.

Click the following link to read a great interview with NYC Marathon runner-up Shalane Flanagan: 

As featured in the Web Only issue of Running Times Magazine 

Shalane Flanagan: 'I Love the Marathon'

A solid half marathon debut for the Olympic medalist

Chilean Miner Will Run In NYC Marathon Today

New York City, USA: Chilean miner Ed Pena, one of the 33 Chilean miners rescued in the massive October Chile mine rescue, is planning on running in the NYC Marathon race today. Ed Pena is 34 years old and is an avid runner. Ed Pena practiced for the New York Marathon by running through tunnels for several miles a day while he was trapped in a Chile mine for over two months.

Marathon world-record holder Haile Gebrselassie met Edison Pena at the airport on Thursday morning. Pena said, speaking in English,  "It's incredible". Pena entertained more than 100 media members with his rendition of some lines from his American idol Elvis Presley's song "Return to Sender." Pena listened to Elvis Presley when he was trapped underground. Pena practiced for the NYC Marathon with his daily 6 to 7 mile run through the Chile mine's underground tunnels. I just saw a clip on NBC of Ed Pena singing Elvis' "Return to Sender," and I must add that his performance was quite charming. NBC is airing the New York City Marathon, which is in progress now.

Ed Pena told the media that he was thinking about beating destiny during those weeks when he was trapped underground in a Chilean mine:

"What I thought about as I ran in the mine was that I was going to beat destiny," Pena said through a translator at a packed news conference Thursday, hours after flying into New York. "I was going to turn the tables on destiny. I was saying to that mine, 'I can outrun you. I'm going to run until you're just tired and bored of me.'


"And I did it." 1 

The NYC Marathon officials wanted to invite Ed Pena as a guest of honor, but Ed Pena insisted on running the race himself. Chilean miner Ed Pena is currently suffering from a bad knee, and his goal is to complete the New York City Marathon race in 6 hours . The race is 26.2 miles long. 

 I am so happy that Chilean miner Ed Pena is strong enough to run the race in the NYC Marathon. The entire world, the United States of America and all of New York City salutes you, Edison Pena. You are a hero today.

1 Chilean Edison Pena in NY for Marathon

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chile Mine Rescue Update: 18 Chilean Miners Have Now Been Rescued

Breaking News Update: One more Chilean miner has now been rescued during the Chile Mine Rescue efforts on Wednesday. This brings the current total number of rescued Chilean miners to 18, with 15 Chilean miners still trapped underground. It has been reported that all of the 18 Chilean miners who have been rescued after having been trapped underground since August of 2010 are in good health.

Watch live coverage every minute at the News Blog.

17 Chilean Miners Rescued in Chile Mine Rescue Efforts on Wednesday

There are now 17 Chilean Miners who have been rescued in the massive October Chile Mine Rescue efforts. There are 16 Chilean miners who are still trapped underground. This is a breaking news update on Wednesday, October 13, as people all over the world watch and pray for the safe rescue of all 33 Chilean miners who have been trapped underground in a Chile mine since August of 2010. 

A new American hero, Jeff Hart, a well driller from Denver, Colorado, was drilling wells for U.S. Army bases in Afghanistan before he flew to Chile to help out with the Chile Mine Rescue efforts. Jeff Hart is the American hero who guided the drill. The drill was in good hands. Jeff is an experienced driller, and was able to guide the drill without putting the miners in danger. "We got the job done," Hart said simply.

Click the News Blog live coverage to watch live updates every minute.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chile Mine Rescue For 33 Chilean Miners Expected To Begin Within Hours

A Chile Mine Rescue for 33 Chilean miners trapped underground is expected to begin within the next few hours. Anxiety is running high for 33 Chilean miners who have been trapped in an underground mine for over 2 months (since August of 2010). The 33 Chilean miners are awaiting Operation San Lorenzo rescue, which is expected to begin momentarily. San (Saint) Lorenzo is the Patron Saint of Miners in the hagiography of official Canonized Saints of the Roman Catholic church.

Chief Medic Dr Jean Romagnoli indicates that the 33 Chilean miners are doing fine. In fact, the 33 Chilean men apparently have good appetites, and have been enjoying festive meals like potatoes with steak and green beans, and dried plums with chicken. Some of the Chilean miners will be required to fast before the Chile mine rescue effort begins.

According to an article in the New York Times, the October rescue will begin momentarily. Chile's billionaire President Sebastián Piñera has made the rescuing of the Chilean miners a number one priority, and a good amount of money has been spent in order to get the rescue underway. He has consequently become a more popular leader due to his unflinching effort to rescue the 33 Chilean men who are still trapped underground.

1 Avalos Silva, Florencio
2 Sepulveda Espinace, Mario
3 Illanes Palma, Juan
4 Mamani Solis, Carlos
5 Sanchez Laguez, Jimmy
6 Araya Araya, Osman
7 Ojeda Vidal, José
8 Yañez Lagos, Claudio
9 Gomez Heredia, Mario
10 Vega Salazar, Alex
11 Galleguillos Orellana, Jorge
12 Peña Villarroel, Edison
13 Barrios Contreras, Carlos
14 Zamora Bugueño, Victor
15 Segovia Rojas, Victor
16 Herrera Campos, Daniel
17 Reygadas Rojas, Omar
18 Rojas Carrizo, Esteban
19 Rojas Villacorta, Pablo
20 Segovia Rojo, Darío
21 Barrios Rojas, Yonny
22 Avalos Acuña, Samuel
23 Bugueño Alfaro, Carlos
24 Henriquez Gonzalez, José
25 Avalos Silva, Renán
26 Acuña Cortés, Claudio
27 Lobos Ramirez, Franklin
28 Villarroel Godoy, Richard
29 Aguilar Gaete Juan, Carlos
30 Bustos Ibañez, Raul
31 Cortez Contreras, Pedro
32 Ticona Yañez, Ariel
33 Urzúa Iribarren, Luis

The entire world is hoping that the Chilean rescue is successful, and that all 33 miners are well. The world is also praying for the men who are trapped underground, as well as the brave rescuers. Are you looking for real heroes in life? You do not need to search any further to find a few real heroes. The true story of 33 heroic Chilean miners, and those rescuers who will make the heroic effort to rescue them, offers inspiration to all people, and demands honor from all people.

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