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Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith

February 11, 2013             12:00AM

SAS soldier and Victoria Cross hero Ben Roberts-Smith is leaving the army to pursue a business career as the “post-Afghanistan” exodus of elite soldiers hits alarming levels.

The most high profile departure yet of a special-forces operator comes as the military prepares to award the SAS Number 2 Squadron the Unit Citation for Gallantry for its work in the Battle of Tizak, where Corporal Roberts-Smith earned his VC for conspicuous gallantry.

The elite warrior, who received the second Victoria Cross for Australia in January 2011, is joining a long line of highly skilled soldiers resigning from the Special Air Service Regiment as the war in Afghanistan draws to a close.

A senior army officer said he understood why Roberts-Smith wanted a breather given the tempo of combat operations and the pressure on his young family.

The 34-year-old 10-year SAS veteran has undertaken several tours of duty to and has been engaged in some intense, life threatening combat missions.

“We wish him all the best, he has done so much for his country,” the officer told News Limited.

Others marching out include a former commanding officer and several senior officers and experienced non-commissioned officers who fought in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith

Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith, pictured here meeting the Queen, is set to pursue a career in business.

 

The wider army’s inability to offer the soldiers a vision for their future is a key reason for the departures.

“These blokes (SAS troops) joined the regiment to fight for their country,” one source said.

Retention in the unit has been good during the East Timor-Iraq-Aghanistan era and according to well-placed sources a turnover now is understandable and expected.

“This is a natural decision point,” the source said.

It is understood that Corporal Roberts-Smith will use his nickname of “RS” in the name of his business venture.

The 34-year-old is married to Emma and they have two-year-old twin daughters Eve and Elizabeth.

The son of retired WA judge and Army Reserve Major-General Len Roberts-Smith, he is well connected with the WA business community and will be the highest profile SAS soldier to march out the gates of Campbell Barracks at Swanbourne near Perth.

The Medal for Gallantry (MG) winner was awarded the nation’s highest medal for valour under fire following the battle of Tizak in June 2010 where he single-handedly took out two machine guns, killed numerous enemy fighters and saved several of his mates in the process.

Senior SAS soldiers have been lobbying hard for an increased role in Australia’s national security architecture, but they have been frustrated by peacetime generals that many refer to as “permafrost”, believing they are frozen in position due to length of service.

“The current Canberra leadership has no substantial operational experience,” one former officer said.

The one exception is Special Operations Commander Major General Gus Gilmore who is a decorated battle hardened Afghanistan veteran.

Corporal Roberts-Smith’s VC was the second awarded to an SAS soldier in Afghanistan after 33-year-old Corporal Mark Donaldson received the top medal in January 2009 after he rescued a wounded comrade under withering fire in September 2008.

A third VC from Afghanistan was presented to 29-year-old Corporal Dan Keighran from the 6th Battalion in November 2012. He also left the full-time army to join the mining industry in Kalgoorlie and to serve in the Reserves.

Last night Roberts-Smith’s spokeswoman said he was unavailable for comment, and all she could say was that he was a serving SAS member who was currently on post deployment leave.

from:  http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria-cross-hero-ben-roberts-smith-joins-exodus-of-elite-troops-from-army/story-fncynjr2-1226574878361

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Ben Roberts-Smith was born on November 1st, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Roberts-Smith

November 1st, 1978

11 + 1 +1+9+7+8 = 37 = his life lesson = Love of family, countrymen, and country.

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November 1st, 1978

November 1st

11 + 1 +2+0+1+2 = 17 = his personal year (from November 1st, 2012 to November 1st, 2013) = Inspirational.

17

17 year + 2 (February) = 19 = his personal month (for February 2013) = Proud of his hard earned success.  It’s his time to shine.

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Ben Roberts-Smit

2                             8 

 

how he obtains his heart’s desire = BH = 28 = Hero.  Bulletproof.  Muscular.

Two of Wands Tarot card

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January 18, 2013           12:00AM

A WHOPPING 5.5kg gold nugget worth up to $300,000 has been found in bush near Ballarat.

The “incredibly rare” nugget was found 60cm underground by a prospector, who wishes to remain anonymous, on Wednesday.

Ballarat Mining Exchange Gold Shop owner and dealer Cordell Kent said the prospector heard a faint noise on his detector and removed a dense pile of leaf mulch before he started digging.

“He thought he had detected the bonnet of a car when he saw a glint of gold,” Mr Kent said.

“He cleaned the top of it and the gold kept expanding and expanding … he saw more and more gold … he couldn’t believe what he was seeing.”

The nugget is worth about $282,000 in weight, but has an added premium because it is rare to find one over a kilogram, Mr Kent said.

“I have been a prospector and dealer for two decades, and cannot remember the last time a nugget over 100 ounces (2.8kg) has been found locally.

“It’s extremely significant as a mineral specimen. We are 162 years into a gold rush and Ballarat is still producing nuggets – it’s unheard of.”

The nugget was found with a state of the art metal detector called a Minelab GPX-5000, marketed as the best in the world, which Mr Kent said made the find possible.

“There has been many prospectors that have walked past the exact place where the nugget was found and have missed it with an ordinary detector and did not have the technology to find it…that’s why this guy found it.

“This detector he used is the best there is, it goes deeper and further into the ground, better than others.”

Mr Kent said the find was unique with the nugget measuring at its longest 220mm, 140mm wide and 45mm at its deepest point.

He said the find would increase the enthusiasm of existing and new prospectors to Ballarat and the central Victorian goldfields.

Mr Kent said the prospector’s new fortune would be well spent.

“He’s a person that really deserves it.

“He rushed to tell his wife when he found it and she didn’t believe him at first. He is going to pay off a lot of bills and pay off his house – it’s a real life changer.

“We’ve got 800 local prospectors on our records. I cannot remember the last time we saw a nugget of this size.”

from:  http://www.news.com.au/national/prospector-strikes-55kg-gold-nugget-in-ballarat-victoria/story-fndo4cq1-1226555879738

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Cordell Kent

3694533 2552               47

 

his path of destiny = 47 = Noteworthy.  International recognition.

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January 10, 2013           11:14AM

TWO Australian friends travelling in Laos have been found dead within days of each other after reportedly overdosing from the same batch of drugs.

Kane Scriven, 40, died in Laos after a night of partying and heavy drinking on New Year’s Day with his mate Nick Parkin, who is from Perth.

The NT News understands that Mr Parkin, 39, was found dead in his Sinnakhone Hotel room in the capital Vientiane on January 4, after Mr Scriven was found dead on January 1.

It is not clear whether the deaths of Kane Scriven and Nick Parkin are connected but the men, who were holidaying together in Laos, were found dead within days of each other.

The ABC is reporting that both of the Darwin-based men died from overdoses, likely from the same batch of drugs.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed the deaths late last night but would not confirm if Mr Parkin was found in a hotel room or whether the deaths were connected.

Mr Parkin’s family in Perth have been notified.

Both men worked as crewmen for Workboats Northern Australia in Darwin and were holidaying in Laos.

Mr Parker’s brother Timothy posted a prayer mentioning the death on his Facebook page.

Jaimie Hildebrand, a friend of Mr Parkin, said she was hoping to hear this was a prank.

“Love you with all my heart,” she said.

Another friend, Luke Martin, said Mr Parkin was a great man and friend.

“Having known you has been an absolute pleasure and I’m sad to hear your (sic) gone, but so thankful for the fantastic memories,” he said.

The men’s employer also posted this tribute on its Facebook page for the pair: “Everyone at Workboats Northern Australia is shocked by the sudden deaths of Kane Scriven and Nicholas Parkin.”

“We are supporting their close friends who still work with us and are respecting their requests to grieve in peace.

“Our thoughts and condolences go to the families of Kane and Nick. RIP.”

On Tuesday, the NT News reported that friends had not heard from Mr Parkin since January 2 when he informed them of his friend’s death.

from:  http://www.news.com.au/national/second-australian-man-dies-in-laos-following-death-of-kane-scriven-on-new-years-day/story-fndo4e3y-1226551003956

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Nick Parkin

5      7

 

his primary challenge = NP = 57 = Condolences.  Heartbreaking.

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January 10, 2013           7:12AM

A TASMANIAN family that spent a harrowing three hours clinging to a jetty as “tornadoes of fire” swirled around them have become the face of the bushfire tragedy.

Pictures of Tammy Holmes and her five young grandchildren huddled beneath a Tasmanian jetty as flames roared about them at Dunalley have raced around the internet.

Mother Bonnie Walker had left her five children, aged 2-11, in the care of her parents, Tim and Tammy Holmes, while she attended a funeral in Hobart.

As the fire closed in on the coastal town, cutting off the family’s escape route, Mr and Mrs Holmes had no other choice but to shelter in the water under a jetty with their grandchildren.

“We saw tornadoes of fire just coming across towards us and the next thing we knew everything was on fire, everywhere all around us,” Mr Holmes told the ABC.

Bushfire escape

What the family saw as the fire bore down on them.

“We lost three houses and by that time I had sent Tammy … with the children to get down to the jetty because there was no other escape we couldn’t get off.

“We were relying on the jetty really. And the difficulty was, there was so much smoke and ember and there was only about probably 200mm to 300mm of air above the water. So we were all just heads, water up to our chins just trying to breathe because it was just, the atmosphere was so incredibly toxic.

Bushfire

The fire’s glow creates a red sea as the family takes refuge.

Mr Holmes said the fire raged around them for three hours along the wooded point.

“So everything was on fire and it was just exploding all over the place. Yeah, amazing. Just scorched,” he said.

Boomer Bay

Mrs Walker was cut off from her family as fire cut across roads.

“We just waited by the phone and received a message at 3.30pm to say that mum and dad had evacuated, that they were surrounded by fire, and could we pray,” she said.

Dunalley, Tasmania

“So I braced myself to lose my children and my parents.”

Fortunately, she did not, the decision to shelter in water saving them. Mr Holmes took the pictures and sent them to his daughter to show her her family was safe.

Boomer Bay – Simon Brooks

Pictures of the family huddled terrified under the jetty have gone around the world, with the family becoming the face of the Tasmanian fire tragedy.

The photos have been published on The Guardian and The Telegraph in the UK and the Huffington Post in the US.

Around 90 properties were razed in and around the small fishing town in a blaze that started at Forcett southeast of Hobart and burned 23,000 hectares.

from:  http://www.news.com.au/national/amazing-tale-of-survival-from-tasmanias-bushfires/story-fncynjr2-1226550726787

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Tammy Holmes

21447 863451             45

 

her path of destiny = This is scary.  This is intense.  Common sense.

Five of Cups Tarot card

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January 08, 2013             4:52PM

A MAN escaped a drink driving conviction after it was revealed he left the engine running to have aircon on while he ate lunch on his lap.

Mark Andrew Allcorn, 23, told Darwin Magistrates Court yesterday: “I had my food in my lap, monging out,” The NT News reports.

He said he was not planning to drive home from Palmerston Shopping Centre because his mother was on her way to pick him up after he had been at the Darwin Cup race meeting on August 6 last year.

The refrigeration mechanic said he only got in the car to eat his noodle box in the air-conditioning.

His girlfriend Kirsty Watteau, 18, told the court she was the one who turned the car on.

“It was my choice,” Miss Watteau said.

Prosecutor James Tierney accused the couple of concocting a story so Allcorn could keep his driver’s licence – which he needed to keep his job.

from:  http://www.news.com.au/national/mark-andrew-allcorn-said-he-was-monging-out-eating-noodles-not-about-to-drive-after-drinking/story-fndo4eg9-1226549719939

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 0 to 27 are ruled by the sum of the first three letters of the name.

Mark Andrew Allcorn

13 (M is the 13th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 18 (r is the 18th letter of the alphabet) = 32

So the number 32 rules his first twenty-seven years of life.

32 = Excuses.  Fighting for his freedom.  Winning.

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January 08, 2013            5:14PM

AUSTRALIA posted its hottest day on record yesterday, with temperatures expected to rise even further today.

The average maximum temperature across Australia reached 40.33 degrees on Monday, beating the previous record of 40.17 degrees set in 1972, the Bureau of Meteorology’s David Jones told AAP.

Average maximum temperatures have risen above 40 degrees only three times in recorded history.

”We had the hottest day on record for Australia (on Monday) and today it looks like we may well go better again,” Dr Jones said.

”This really puts the national dimension of this heat event into bigger context.”

Bondi Beach

Sydney-siders haved flocked to Bondi Beach to cool down with a dip. Picture: Twitter/Jess Deewriter

 

Other data from the bureau showed maximum temperatures across the continent in the last four months of 2012 were 1.6 degrees above average, breaking all previous records.

 

Aaron Coutts-Smith, the bureau’s NSW manager for climate services, expects the run of dry and hot conditions to continue for at least the next week.

”What makes this event quite exceptional is how widespread and intense it’s been,” he said.

”We have been breaking records across all states and territories in Australia over the course of the event so far.”

Heatwave

Trevor Clare of Limestone Station near Broken Hill, where yesterday’s high was over 44C. Picture: Braden Fastier

Hobart recorded its hottest day in 120 years on Friday, when the temperature peaked at 41.8 degrees.

Hay, in southwest NSW, climbed to 47.7 degrees on Saturday – its highest in 56 years.

Sydney is expected to reach a maximum of 43 degrees today, which would make it the third highest temperature on record.

Markus Donat, from the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, says periods of high temperatures have increased in recent decades.

Extreme fire threat

We’re not even at the half-way mark and it’s already looking like the cruelest of summers, with catastrophic weather conditions on the card…

”In recent studies we have analysed how extreme temperatures have changed globally,” he said.

”For most regions, including Australia, we found that extremely high temperatures have become more frequent and more intense.”

Dr Donat’s research also shows extremely low temperatures have occurred less frequently than they did in the middle of the 20th century.

”Counting the number of very warm days (defined as the warmest five per cent between 1951 and 1980) we found that during the most recent three decades … the frequency of days in this warmest category has increased by 40 per cent globally,” he said.

Dog

This image posted on Twitter shows a frazzled pooch enjoying a cold spray during the heatwave.

Temperatures soared by 20C in less than three hours this morning as the heatwave crossing Australia shows no signs of slowing down.

Things are already hotting up in New South Wales where the mercury is forecast to hit 43C in Sydney and other parts of the state.

Temperatures exceeded 30 degrees soon after the sun came up this morning.

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Bega on the state’s south coast was the first town to hit 40 degrees at 11.30am (AEDT).

It recorded 37.8 degrees at 9am after the temperatures rose almost 15 degrees in an hour, up from from 23 degrees at 8am.

But a southerly wind change at about 3.30pm (AEDT) has resulted in temperatures dropping to the mid-20s.

Michael Clunie, who works for Forests NSW, was ordered out of the Bomballa State Forrest in the morning when the temperature topped 41 Celsius.

Heatwave

These kids took a practical approach by cooling off in buckets. Picture: Twitter/Raven Zech

”It’s a relief,” he said of the southerly.

”People were worried about the whole area.”

Jo, a local business owner in the town’s main strip, said takings were down by 75 per cent when she went to the bank after closing shop.

”The people just didn’t come out or were evacuating and a lot of people who work in offices in Bega left because they were worried about their homes,” she said.

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Temperatures of 40 degrees were recorded in Sydney at 12.30pm, up from 27 degrees at 9am.

Sydney is expected to peak at 43 degrees this afternoon, with the temperatures hovering around the 30 degree mark for most of the evening.

But, the cool change has dropped temperatures dramatically on the far south coast of NSW.

At Merimbula, the temperature dropped from a near-record January high of 41.1 degrees Centigrade at 1.07pm (AEDT) to 24.1 degrees as an east-southeast change brought welcome relief.

Heatwave

Hanna Basso with daughter Brigitta Whilbey at Brighton beach in Adelaide on another hot day. Picture: Calum Robertson

The change is moving north up the coast and is expected to reach Sydney before midnight.

Many are taking refuge from the NSW heatwave by staying indoors, while the more adventurous have headed to the beach.

While workers can luxuriate in their air-conditioned offices, holidaymakers are finding other ways to cool down.

Extra surf lifesavers volunteered today at beaches that are not normally patrolled on weekdays.

Hottest Days

According to the Bureau of Meteorology’s automatic weather station, the hottest place in NSW is just west of Kangaroo Valley, with a temperature of 42.7 degrees.

Experts have warned air conditioners are likely to struggle in the NSW heatwave posing a danger to the power network.

“The hotter it is outside the harder it is for (a system) to reject the heat,” said University of South Australia professor of sustainable energy Wasim Saman.

“So it operates with less efficiency and that obviously makes it struggle.”

Heatwave

Ouyen farmer Brent Morrish walking across scorched Victorian earth with dogs Beau and Lucky.

A heatwave means the cooling systems will run constantly and this increases the risk of a local or area-wide power outage.

“Obviously there’s a danger to the power network,” Prof Saman said.

About 2100 homes and businesses in Sydney’s Freshwater area were affected by a power outage this afternoon.

Supplier Ausgrid says power is back to most homes in Freshwater and Allambie Heights after overhead fault.

Heat

Crews were still working to bring power back to a final 50 homes at 2.45pm.

Weather records are tipped to fall in Queensland this week, where the outback town of Birdsville is expected to remain above 45C all week.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Sam Campbell said the town hit 44.8C yesterday.

“We’ve had six days of 45 degrees or more (including yesterday) and when (today) goes above 45 degrees that will be the longest period of temperatures above 45 degrees in Birdsville since records began there in 1892,” Mr Campbell said.

State temperatures soar

The bushfire danger extends far beyond Sydney’s city limits, with parts of the state are already copping it

In Brisbane temperatures are expected to remain above 30C for the week and will reach 41C in the southeast.

In Victoria temperatures continue to soar with parts of the state hitting 33C before 9am.

Yarrawonga, near the New South Wales border, reached 33.5C at 8.35 this morning. Rutherglen, in northeastern Victoria, was 34.1C just after 9am.

Today Melbourne is expected to reach a top of 31C before a cool change is expected late in the day.

Canberra is also sweltering through its fifth day of a heatwave with a predicted top temperature of 38C.

Temperatures had reached 34C by 11.30am and have been 5C above average since Friday.

 

Last Updated: Tue 8 Jan 17:00 AEST Chart of Temperatures

 

Weather analysis to be released today is expected to show Australia is sweltering through its hottest days in history.

Bureau of Meteorology forecast modelling estimates show the mercury was expected to hit a new national record yesterday and today.

The previous national high of 40.17C set was on December 21, 1972.

Yesterday’s national temperature will be released at 2pm.

Monday may only be a record for 24 hours, as today is expected to be even hotter as the spread of heat widens.

The national temperature is calculated from about 700 weather stations across the country, but is processed as a mathematical interpolation instead of an average.

Bureau figures for Sunday, released yesterday, show the national temperature was 39.71C, and marked the first time it has stayed above 39C for five days in a row.

But bureau climate monitoring manager Karl Braganza said he expected that record to stretch to seven days when yesterday and today’s figures were calculated.

“The forecast for today and tomorrow is expected to exceed that record of 40.17 degrees,” Mr Barganza said.

“It will be touch and go, these records are hard to break. But we’re expecting to at least give it a good push.”

The hottest place today is forecast to be Oodnadatta in South Australia, at 46C.

The coolest places should be in national parks on the southern tip of Tasmania, at 16C.

The bureau believes waves of heat will repeat every few days until a monsoon breaks the pattern.

Weather services assistant director Alasdair Hainsworth said a low near Timor could develop into a cyclone in the next day or two

But he added that without a circuit breaker, the waves of extreme heat would continue.

“Unfortunately, with this super-hot air, we could see this pattern continue repeating itself for a while until we see the hot air flushed out,” he said.

from:  http://www.news.com.au/national/national-heat-record-expected-by-bureau-of-meterology/story-fncynjr2-1226549102215

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January 08, 2013            12:00AM

SYDNEY woman Ally Vagg and her boyfriend Bryan Williams are living a South American nightmare, stranded in Bolivia because they are infected with rare flesh-eating parasites that crawl out of their skin.

Ms Vagg, 28, and her Gold Coast boyfriend had returned from a dream trip to the Amazon basin last month with what they thought were infected mosquito bites.

WARNING: DO NOT READ FURTHER IF YOU ARE SQUEAMISH

But when the pair started to feel something squirming under their skin and occasionally poking its head out of some of the open wounds, the couple made the horrific discovery that they had ntehuman bot fly infection.

Fly larvae had been living under their skin, feeding on their flesh. The maggots eventually crawl out of the host body and become large densely haired bot flies that resemble bumblebees.

Ms Vagg and Mr Williams, who have already pulled seven of the worm-like larvae from wounds on their stomach, back and legs, said they had battled language barriers, “useless” doctors and a third world medical system in Bolivia.

According to medical advice on the bot fly, up to 50 eggs could be living in each wound.

The fly deposits its eggs on to a carrier insect like a mosquito and the larvae penetrate the human host’s unbroken skin when the carrier lands.

Mr Williams, who was born in Tamworth and relocated to the Gold Coast 11 years ago, spent days with tape over his stomach wound, a method used to starve the larvae of air and draw them to the surface.

“I lifted my shirt to see the head of it crawling at the top of my skin looking like a worm or fishing bait,” Mr Williams said.

“That was it, I proceeded straight to the emergency to get it removed.

“The doctor spoke only Spanish, it was 11pm at night and he had never seen this thing that I claimed to have before.”

After several attempts to extract the larvae at his accommodation, Mr Williams’ friends finally pulled out three of the inch-long larvae.

“We all nearly puked. Repeatedly.”

There is a chance the pair may have to undergo minor surgery to remove the larvae.

“I am going to the tropical disease doctor for full removal, I don’t care if he cuts a dinner plate hole in me with no anesthetic,” Mr Williams said, who “I can feel it move.”

Local travel doctors said bot fly infection was rare in Australia but tourists occasionally returned from Central and South America with sores that failed to heal because they were infected with the larvae.

The couple hope to return to Australia in mid to late February but must remain in Bolivia until at least next month when they expect to be fully healed.

from:  http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/aussies-revolting-holiday-from-hell/story-e6frfq80-1226549150714#ixzz2HJqF4neu

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Bryan Williams

29715 59339141                 59

 

his path of destiny = 59 = Game over.  Personal meltdown.

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