World Houston A/C Worker 'Pinned' in Bank Attic by 6ft Rattlesnake for 15 Minutes
'No one has money.' Under Taliban rule, Afghanistan's banking system is imploding
The Taliban's rule of Afghanistan faces an imminent threat: The war-torn nation's banking system is on the verge of collapse. © AFP/Getty Images People in Afghanistan wait in line to withdraw money from an ATM in Kabul on August 21. Nearly two weeks after the Taliban seized power, Afghanistan's banks remain shuttered. That has left many people in the country without access to cash. "No one has money," one current employee of Afghanistan's central bank told CNN.
An air conditioning technician was trapped in the attic of a bank for around 15 minutes after coming face-to-face with what is believed to have been a 6-foot rattlesnake.
The technician, who has only identified himself as Jesse from Kleen Air in Houston, Texas, told local outlet KHOU11 that he was changing the filters of a unit at a Comerica Bank location in the city on Wednesday when he noticed the 6-foot snake.
'Please help me': Trapped residents in LaPlace, Louisiana, plead for aid
"It's the worst that I've seen in the 20 years I've been in the parish," state Rep. Randal Gaines said Monday. "And we've seen several hurricanes.""Please help me yall," she tweeted publicly at 11:07 p.m., along with the address of her grandparents, Evelina and Elliott Leblanc, whom, she said, were stuck in their attic in LaPlace, along the east bank of the Mississippi River. The couple are in their 70s and live with their puppy.
Jesse told the local station that he was cornered in the attic for some time, explaining that he was "fixing to jump through the ceiling...He had me pinned up there about 10, 15 minutes."
The technician added: "He slithered down into the corner, curled up and then poked his head, stared at me, never took his eyes off of me. He was rattling his tail, and I was like, 'Nope this isn't happening. Not today.'"
Jesse said that he managed to take a picture of the snake while he was trapped in the attic and called the bank, who phoned the police to help him escape by bringing a ladder round to the side of the building.
The technician left his tools behind in the attic as he escaped from the room on the ladder, but despite a pest control team responding to the site, the snake has not yet been located.
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The website for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department states that there are 10 active species of rattlesnakes currently located in the state, with the Western diamondback breed "the most common and widespread venomous snake" in Texas.
Although bites from rattlesnakes can be deadly, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW) website"are small compared to the risk of other environmental injuries."
Wednesday's incident is the second in a week where a snake has been discovered close to an air conditioning unit, as a "massive" venomous red-bellied black snakein eastern Australia earlier in the week.
black snakes are a venomous species found in the eastern portion of Australia that on average grow to around 4-feet in length.
Snakes are also commonly found in other unusual locations, and in June a snake catcherthat had wrapped itself around the inside of a woman's car engine while the vehicle was parked off a popular hiking trail in Mount Cooroora in Queensland, Australia.
German central bank inundated with money damaged in floods
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's central bank says it has been inundated with more than 50 million euros' ($59 million) worth of damaged bank notes after deadly floods that hit part of the country in July. The Bundesbank said Wednesday that individuals and banks have handed in notes that were soaked in the floods and often also contaminated with oil, sewage or mud. The damaged money is dried, processed and then destroyed at a center in Mainz that analyzes forged and damaged money, and its owners are refunded without charge.
Newsweek has contacted Kleen Air for comment.
PRO Act limits worker rights .
An individual worker should absolutely have the right to join with other workers to collectively bargain as a union. An individual worker should also absolutely have the right to decide against joining a union. The PRO Act drastically limits the right of an individual worker to say no. Sean Higgins is a research fellow for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market public policy organization based in Washington, D.C.