news highlights of the week

From a left-behind 3-year-old to James Cameron´s Underwater Mission

It´s been a busy week. If you want to learn why parents leave a toddler behind without noticing, find out why both Coca Cola and Pepsi are about to change their recipes, read the story of the hero mum who rescues her kids from a deadly twister and get insights into James Cameron´s dangerous underwater mission, read on.

3-year-old girl accidentally left behind by her parents

The 3-year-old Harmony spent the afternoon attending a big party together with her parents at a Chuck E Cheese restaurant in Bel Air, Maryland. Just after 8 pm the little girl asked an employée for a drink. Since her parents could not be located, police was called. To find the family, local media were enlisted to help. After seeing their girl´s picture in the “missing child alert” aired at 11 pm on ABC News, the parents called the Sheriff´s Office. The parents had thought their daughter had left the restaurant together with other family members….


Hero Mum shields kids from tornado and loses her legs

The tornado outbreak in Kentucky included 140 twisters, 76 confirmed landings and 39 deaths. Stephanie Decker, 37, did everything she could to protect her kids. She shielded her 8-year-old son and her little daughter (5) in the basement while her home was lost and her legs were crushed under the cascade of debris. Stephanie´s son Dominic managed to crawl out from under his mother and ran over to the neighbors to get help. Unfortunately, Stephanie´s legs had to be amputated, but her children remained unscathed.


Coke and Pepsi change recipes to avoid cancer warning

Both Coca-Cola Co. and Pepsi Co Inc. are changing their caramel coloring recipe used for their sodas due to a California law. The law mandates a warning label for drinks containing a certain level of carcinogens. Even though Coca Cola and Pepsi claim their drinks to always have been safe, why is there a need to change the recipe? A Food and Drug Administration spokesman noted that a consumer would have to drink more than 1,000 cans of soda a day to reach the doses administered that have shown links to cancer in rodents. I leave the decision on what to drink up to you and don´t want to miss out on telling you that both companies emphasize their manufacturing process to be adapted nationally and assuring us that their sodas won´t taste any different. I don´t know if that´s the time to worry about taste, though…


Director James Cameron about to take on his riskiest mission

Director James Cameron is preparing for his riskiest project ever: after “Avatar” and “Titanic”, Cameron is now ready for a very different project. He wants to dive deeper in a tiny submarine than any human being has done before. He plans to plunge almost 7 miles down to the planet´s most inaccessible spot – the Challenger Deep in the Western Pacific. Cameron prepares to spend 6 hours in the Underwater World thought to swarm with bizarre worms and crustaceans. It´s probably his most dangerous mission since two people once died in a former submersible attempt.


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