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Maria Chelyseva became an orphan at the age of 8 when four of her family members were killed by fumes from rotten potatoes.
The family, from Tatarstan, Russia, kept potatoes in their basement for the winter, but they were well past their best, the Siberian Times reported.
Maria’s father, mother, brother, and grandmother were killed, one by one, as they entered the cellar where the toxic fumes had built up.
Mikhail Chelyshev, 42, went into the basement and was not aware that the potatoes were rotten. When he failed to return, Anastasia, his wife, went looking for him and suffered the same fate.
The couple’s, Georgy, 18, was the third victim, followed by Anastasia’s mother, Iraida, who called a neighbor for help but entered the cellar before assistance could arrive.
Iraida reportedly left the door open as she went in, which allowed the toxic fumes to escape. This prevented Maria from becoming the fifth victim.
“The poor girl found the bodies of the deceased,” a local investigator said, according to the Daily Mail.
Less than six months later, four workers were killed at a vegetable warehouse in Siberia when the owner allowed them to work with rotten potatoes.
“There was a strong smell of spoiled tubers, which gives grounds to believe that the deaths were caused by a toxic substance released by rotting potatoes,” Russia’s Investigative Committee — comparable to our FBI — said in a statement on the case, the Siberian Times reported.
Potatoes contain glycoalkaloids, which are toxic compounds that increase with the age of the vegetable and are concentrated most under the skin. They can cause headaches, diarrhea, and, in severe cases, comas and death. The cooking of potatoes partly destroys the glycoalkaloids.
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The University of Georgia’s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity was placed on a one-year suspension effective Sept. 7 after admitting to a “sustained hazing of University students” as detailed in an informal resolution agreement with the university’s Office of Student Conduct.
This is not the first time Pi Kappa Phi faced a yearlong penalty — in 2010 the Lambda chapter was suspended following allegations some of its members paddled pledges during a fall initiation. In that instance, the chapter president admitted the fraternity violated several UGA regulations, including “physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, coercion and/or other behavior that threatens or endangers the health or safety of another person.”
While not fully detailed in the informal resolution, the present suspension stems from events last month. According to the document, “the three individuals responsible for the electronic message sent to associate members of the Chapter … as well as all individuals present and participating in hazing activities occurring on August 24, 2016, shall be prohibited from having any involvement in the operations or activities of the Chapter and shall be ineligible to regain their status as an undergraduate member of the Chapter as part of the membership review outlined herein,” the resolution states, adding “the National Fraternity shall adjudicate conduct cases for each of these individuals, recommending their expulsion from Pi Kappa Phi.”
Pi Kappa Phi president Hunter Kelly signed the informal resolution in which the fraternity takes “full responsibility for the incident” and waives the right to a formal disciplinary hearing and appeal.
Under the terms of the suspension, all fraternity activities are suspended and the “Chapter is officially closed.“ The chapter is eligible to re-register with the UGA Greek Life Office on Sept. 1, 2017. Upon re-registration the chapter will be on probation through Dec. 15, 2019.
While this year’s pledges have the opportunity to be initiated into Pi Kappa Phi following a review from the national fraternity, present members will also be subject to review by the national fraternity and the “results of the membership review, including but not limited to the status of each individual reviewed, must be provided to the Office of Student Conduct no later than December 15, 2016,” according to the resolution.
The members can reconvene on Aug. 1, 2017 to prepare for next year’s recruitment and select new officers, but “no member holding a leadership position in the Chapter as of August 24, 2016, may be selected to hold a leadership position moving forward.”
As for any initiations in the future, the resolution requires “a representative of the National Fraternity, Chapter Advisor, and/or alumnus approved by the UGA Greek Life Office must be present at all Chapter initiations and Ritual(s).” The fraternity must also tell UGA Greek Life the date, time, and location of any initiation two weeks in advance.
The Lambda chapter of Pi Kappa Phi was founded in Athens in 1915 and boasts more than 100 members. The fraternity house is located at 930 South Milledge Avenue.
South African minister accused of selling blood in 500ml bottles and claiming that is the blood of Jesus
The Daily Times newspaper of South Africa wrote last week that he founder and leader of ECG ministries Prophet Shepherd ‘Major 1’ Bushiri has launched the “blood of Jesus” which is being sold in 500ml and 750ml plastic bottles.
One congregant who confessed to be a loyal member of ECG ministries revealed that the blood heals every calamity and problems.
“We have been using anointing oil which is called “The Lion of Judah” before and we have been using anointed mantles, bracelets and DVDs but this time the power is released. Major 1 introduced “The Blood of Jesus” which is real blood of Jesus which was extracted at Calvary when the Son of God was crucified.
“As sons and daughters of Major 1 we don’t really care what people will say, we understand this revelation as a ministry (ECG family), people are on the move to drag our fathers name into disrepute but God elevated him to address our problems.
“The blood of Jesus is being sold at our worship center the smallest bottles 500ml are costs R20 000 and the 750ml bottle costs R30 000. We don’t care about the price but the results, as we are speaking the Blood of Jesus has resurrected reported five people and healed hundreds since launch.
Efforts to get a comment from ECG spokesperson were fruitless, since he is reported to be in Mauritius on holiday.
Observers have wondered how the blood of Jesus, whose crucifixion is believed to have happened over 2000 years ago, could be preserved over all these years to still be fresh today.
“Where was this blood kept?” wondered one observer who did not want to be named for fear of reprisals from Bushiri’s men.
Spokesman Kelvin Sulguwe for Bushiri rendered a statement “We don’t sell the blood of Jesus.” I am inviting you to come the annointing materials that we do sell. ”