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Hundreds of jobs saved after Carillion collapse

Hundreds of jobs saved after Carillion collapse

Business
The collapse of Carillion has resulted in 377 staff being made redundant, but more than 900 jobs being saved so far.The company went into liquidation in January after being brought to its knees by mounting debts and a hole in its pension fund.One valuation, based on the cost of an insurance company covering the deficit, puts that hole in the pension fund at £2.6bn.The official receiver confirmed the figures for redundancies today, and said: "I recognise this will be a worrying time for all those affected, their families and local communities. I would like to thank all the staff for their professionalism throughout the liquidation.Video:MP seeks Carillion crisis pension reform"I am expecting many employees working on other Carillion contracts to transfer in the coming weeks and we are conti
Myanmar bear with giant tongue saved by veterinarian team

Myanmar bear with giant tongue saved by veterinarian team

World
Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A team of veterinarians traveled to Myanmar to perform surgery on a bear with a tongue so large, it dragged on the floor."I've worked with bears for over 10 years and I've never seen anything like it," said Heather Bacon of the University of Edinburgh's royal school of veterinary studies, according to the Guardian. "It's pretty astonishing."The bear's name is Nyan htoo and he had almost been captured by traffickers who would have sent him to China tobe killed for his gall bladder bile, which is in high demand there for use in traditional medicine. But fortunately for Nyan htoo, monks came to the rescue and took him to a monastery in rural Myanmar. His tongue, which weighed almost 7 pounds, was so large he had to rest his head against the side of his cage to support its wei...
How 2 surgeons, bomb expert saved a soldier with a grenade in his torso

How 2 surgeons, bomb expert saved a soldier with a grenade in his torso

Health
It was a sunny spring day in eastern Afghanistan on March 16, 2006, when U.S. army soldiers in the Alpha Company headed out on patrol into the heart of Taliban country. Capt. Billy Mariani, Private Channing Moss and Staff Sgt. Eric Wynn were part of a convoy on the move, with Moss manning a gun in the vehicle. Also on the Humvee with them was an army medic named Jared Angell, whom the men called simply, “Doc.” Watch the full story on "20/20: The Good Doctors: Brilliance and Bravery," Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 10 p.m. on ABC. As the convoy entered a narrow stream bed, surrounded by higher ground, Wynn said suddenly there was a “pop.” “We’re under attack,” Moss said. “We just got ambushed.” The men got into position as bullets cut through the air; the bullets then became rocket-propelled gr