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August 23, 2010 Posted by | Pictures | Comments Off on Anybody know what’s going on here?

Thirsty? How about a nice cold glass of camel milk

Just after dawn, they file on their own – always in groups of 12 – into metal stalls for milking. Workers attach automated pumps. The milk flows into a system of chilled pipes that empty into a sealed metal vat.

The next stop someday could be markets in Europe, and possibly beyond, under ambitious plans backed by Dubai’s ruler to expand the reach of the playfully eccentric brand name Camelicious.

via – KPTV Portland

August 23, 2010 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on Thirsty? How about a nice cold glass of camel milk

100 km traffic jam…nine days and counting

Maintenance work, wrecks and broken down cars caused a nine-day traffic jam in China that stretched for more than 100 kilometres, Chinese daily newspaper The Global Times reported. The traffic jam, on the Beijing-Tibet Expressway between Beijing and Huai’an, began on August 14 when thousands of Beijing-bound coal and fruit trucks jammed the roadway . A major cause of the congestion was maintenance work on the nearby National Expressway 110, which had suffered damage from heavy vehicles.

The roadworks work forced drivers to use the Beijing-Tibet Expressway instead. Coupled with several minor accidents and broken down cars, traffic has now been stranded on the expressway for the past nine days.

The traffic jam is expected to last for almost a month with maintenance work on the National Expressway 110 (is) not due to be finished until September 13.

via News.com.au

400 police officers have been assigned to the 100 km stretch to maintain order.

August 23, 2010 Posted by | accident messes, Cars, cops | Comments Off on 100 km traffic jam…nine days and counting