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Title: In the News !!!
Post by: The long Build on July 25, 2011, 12:18:06 PM
So 90+ people murdered in Norway and the main news is the death of a broken down popstar... >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Patrick Henry on July 25, 2011, 12:20:47 PM
Sad...very sad.

Those poor Norwegians died without knowing why or what for....Amy Whitehouse knew exactly what she was doing when she started drinking and taking drugs.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: nhp651 on July 25, 2011, 12:21:52 PM
she was never a pop star in my mind.......just a very poorroll model for the youth of today..........i just feel very very sad for her parents who tried thweir best to put her on the straight and narrow.....she constantly flung it back in their faces. {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 25, 2011, 01:16:35 PM

I was half following the BBC news yesterday and after a while i turned over to Sky news,  it was a Big news weekend!

Bombing and shootings in Norway.
Shooting in bowling alley in America.
Big train crash in China - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14262276
People dying from heat stroke in America.
Greece bail out.
'News of the world' scandal threatens to bring down Scotland yard and several news papers.

..... oh, and some pop singer dies.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 25, 2011, 01:22:06 PM
Australia: Forklift mishap destroys $1m of shiraz wine Red wine.
 Mr Marquis says the wine was fully insured

More than A$1m ($1.07m; £664,000) of wine has been destroyed in a forklift accident in Australia.

The 2010 Mollydooker Velvet Glove shiraz sells for A$185 a bottle ($199; £122), the AFP news agency said.

Winemaker Sparky Marquis told reporters he was "gut-wrenched" that 462 cases of wine had been smashed while being loaded for export to the United States.

"When they opened up the container they said it was like a murder scene," he said. "But it smelled phenomenal."   {-)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14247551 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14247551)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: nhp651 on July 25, 2011, 02:01:04 PM
Australia: Forklift mishap destroys $1m of shiraz wine Red wine.
 Mr Marquis says the wine was fully insured



NOW!!!!! that really is sad news for the ozzies
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: regiment on July 25, 2011, 03:59:43 PM
AND PLEASE DO NOT FOR GET SHE WAS INTELIGENT
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: hollowhornbear on July 25, 2011, 04:19:12 PM
Some good news 3,000+ young people (Scouts) leave the UK today for the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden. Where they will meet and enjoy various activities with 35,000+ young people from all over the world.
Is this in the national news? if it is I have missed it.
Oh and my daughter is one of them.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: treeboa on July 25, 2011, 04:35:33 PM
AND PLEASE DO NOT FOR GET SHE WAS INTELIGENT
#

cant have been that brainy or she would have known what alcohol and drugs in the amounts she consumed would lead too. i blame the people employing her as well, soon as it became apparent there was a future problem she should have been heaved out on her backside, no money no drugs, role models of her and more than a few others morons  our children dont need
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Dekan on July 25, 2011, 05:35:22 PM
Why is it that some model boaters opinions lean to somewhere to the right of Attillia hun...

Why does Amy Winehouse have to be a role model for kids... the average politician, banker etc etc, I could go on, isnt. So why does some mentally ill singer have to be an example to kids?..

I didn't like her music or her appearance... but hey it was her life, and now shes dead..These things happen..

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: The long Build on July 25, 2011, 06:09:55 PM
Not sure where the role model bit came in, My point was that the press and Day time telly seemed more concerned with her death than the 90+ dead in Norway..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Dekan on July 25, 2011, 06:17:25 PM
she was never a pop star in my mind.......just a very poorroll model for the youth of today..........i just feel very very sad for her parents who tried thweir best to put her on the straight and narrow.....she constantly flung it back in their faces. {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
Not guilty Long  :}
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Number 6 on July 25, 2011, 06:22:34 PM
The media were probably expecting Amy Winehouse to go the way of so many others before her. I think she had talent but it was wasted. With her self destructive ways this was to be expected I guess, sad for anyone to go like that but we all make our own choices and decide what path we're taking... I don't think she was a role model really??  I don't know quite why it has overshadowed the terrible events in Norway, perhaps random killings of this type are becoming all too familiar these days, sad really.  Dave. {:-{
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: nhp651 on July 25, 2011, 07:07:21 PM

Why does Amy Winehouse have to be a role model for kids... the average politician, banker etc etc, I could go on, isnt. So why does some mentally ill singer have to be an example to kids?..


Dekan, what planet do you live on if you don't think that the youth of today DOESN'T think of the pop stars of today as THEIR  roll models.......

ooooooooooooooohh no!!! only 95% of them would rather be a pop star or footballer,  than a banker or politition....god forbid me for suggesting it, but you only have to watch [ please don't suggest i do] the X FACTOR to see what the kids of today "wanna be"

and if you think differently mate....you are really as far removed from the real world as your comment suggests, sadly.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Dekan on July 25, 2011, 07:53:34 PM
Dekan, what planet do you live on if you don't think that the youth of today DOESN'T think of the pop stars of today as THEIR  roll models.......

ooooooooooooooohh no!!! only 95% of them would rather be a pop star or footballer,  than a banker or politition....god forbid me for suggesting it, but you only have to watch [ please don't suggest i do] the X FACTOR to see what the kids of today "wanna be"

and if you think differently mate....you are really as far removed from the real world as your comment suggests, sadly.


 Please read my post... I didn't say that... I'm not unaware of the fact that some kids aspire to be like famous people... All I said was that it was not Amy Winehouse's, or anybody else in the public eye for that matter, role in life to inspire kids..

She was not a member of the church or a teacher or anybody else that we could reasonably expect to set a good example to young people...She was just a singer
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: nhp651 on July 25, 2011, 08:16:06 PM
no sorry, dekan.....they don't go out to consciously be a roll model, but kids choose them to be so, and celebs know that......and therefore i believe, have a moral duty to behave in a reasonable manner because of the celebrity status they hold, and the following that they have.
if you can't see that, then there's no point in making any further comment.
she was a wino and a junkie......QeD and had a celeb following from many young kids.....thank fully not mine.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Dekan on July 25, 2011, 08:29:59 PM
no sorry, dekan.....they don't go out to consciously be a roll model, but kids choose them to be so, and celebs know that......and therefore i believe, have a moral duty to behave in a reasonable manner because of the celebrity status they hold, and the following that they have.
if you can't see that, then there's no point in making any further comment.
she was a wino and a junkie......QeD and had a celeb following from many young kids.....thank fully not mine.

No problem... it's sad that people in the public eye do not behave better... but there it is..In a perfect world we would all behave better to one another and the planet.. but history has shown that may not happen any time soon.  :((
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: mook on July 25, 2011, 09:05:53 PM
She chose to go on over a 30 hour bender of drink and drugs didn't respect her family or herself 90 people didn't get the choice to be shot they just lost there lives my opinion she shouldn't even be in press she deserves no respect atall
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: philk on July 25, 2011, 09:09:34 PM
luckily my daughters saw her as a useless talentless junkie so no role model for them then


strange though isn't it lots of moaning on here about why she is getting all the publicity and not the dead in sweden and most of our posts are about the stupid dopehead


phil
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tobyker on July 25, 2011, 09:35:48 PM
De mortuis nil nisi bonum. Just think of (or pray for, as inclined) the people who loved the dead, whoever they were.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: chingdevil on July 25, 2011, 09:45:49 PM
It is a pity that the soldier who recently lost his life in that stupid war in Afghanistan, does not get the same paper inches as the drunk. >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(


Brian
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: nhp651 on July 25, 2011, 10:41:33 PM
I am so sad at the quality of thinking on this site,  the life of a young women who was clearly ill has no value.
"See the world as I see it or you are bad , mad or worthless" Seem's to be the attitude of too many people on this forum.
 I have had enough and will leave the small minded gang to their little Englander thoughts.
Thank you for the model advice and help from a number of people who visit this site (especially those who have contributed to the steam and sail section) however I can't stand the bile anymore goodnight and goodbye.
Mark

sorry that we offended your sensitive nature, but in chitchat section, this is what we talk about.............

and amazingly, for once, i even agree with chingdevil.....gawd........... i must be mellowing in my old age......have me shot please. {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: fatcat123 on July 25, 2011, 10:57:15 PM
Best be careful Neil, this post may get removed  {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: nhp651 on July 25, 2011, 11:02:37 PM
so long as the fence it's attached to isn't %% %% %% %% %%
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on July 25, 2011, 11:26:28 PM
Hmm, the ethnic cleanser in Norway seems to have extreme views too.

  Regards   Ian

 Don't matter who they are, they're all someones kids.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on July 25, 2011, 11:30:40 PM
they don't go out to consciously be a role model, but kids choose them to be so, and celebs know that......and therefore I believe, have a moral duty to behave in a reasonable manner because of the celebrity status they hold, and the following that they have.

You must be getting old, Neil, you sound like quite the philosopher O0. I totally agree with your comments about so-called celebrities, but many of them can't handle the pressure the celeb status puts on them. I think that, in many cases, they are either too young or too immature (or both) to cope with the sudden wealth and public exposure that goes with being famous, and simply can't deal with it in a responsible manner.

Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on July 25, 2011, 11:42:01 PM
And which stupid numpties gives them the wealth?

  Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: nhp651 on July 25, 2011, 11:52:23 PM
not me!!!!..........haven't bought music since i could buy it on cassette and vynil............... {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: The long Build on July 26, 2011, 12:07:09 AM
I am so sad at the quality of thinking on this site,  the life of a young women who was clearly ill has no value.
"See the world as I see it or you are bad , mad or worthless" Seem's to be the attitude of too many people on this forum.
 I have had enough and will leave the small minded gang to their little Englander thoughts.
Thank you for the model advice and help from a number of people who visit this site (especially those who have contributed to the steam and sail section) however I can't stand the bile anymore goodnight and goodbye.
Mark

She only had herself to blame, sorry but thats how it is..SHE chose to drink to access, SHE chose to do drugs and unfortunately it may have killed her. The people in Norway did not choose to get massacred

I can not say I was a Fan, I tend not to follow any particular group, If I like a song I Like it for its face value who ever it is, and I am sorry she died, I have a couple of her songs on my Ipod because when she was good she was good.

My point was mereley the levels of press coverage devoted to her at that particular time, but then that is the press for you. :((  tomorrow it will probably be all about the News Baron again..

There really is no need to get heated about this .And as mentioned it is in the chit chat section and from past threads I think it has almost been quite civil.. 8) 8)




Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 26, 2011, 04:26:00 AM
I suppose she just wanted to be like all the others, Jimmi Hendrix, Kurt Kobain, Janis Joplin, Keith Moon... the list goes on.  It's been going on for years and I'm sure it will continue to do so

My condolences do however go to her family and friends... and to those killed in Norway
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: chingdevil on July 26, 2011, 09:38:17 AM
Easy Neil
Agreeing with me is not good for your image {-) {-)

Brian
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 26, 2011, 01:06:38 PM

No one is saying "She deserved it or good riddance!" But it's just so sad that a 'young' person has given up her life when
 we suspect drugs and alcohol are very much involved…. such a waste ... when it could have all been avoided.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: regiment on July 26, 2011, 01:14:25 PM
                 AMEN RIP EVEN THOUGH I DID NOT LIKE HER SINGING  SHE GOT IN WITH THE WRONG  LOT AND ON THAT  WE WILL SAY GOOD NIGHT
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: nhp651 on July 26, 2011, 05:43:32 PM
You must be getting old, Neil, you sound like quite the philosopher O0. I totally agree with your comments about so-called celebrities, but many of them can't handle the pressure the celeb status puts on them. I think that, in many cases, they are either too young or too immature (or both) to cope with the sudden wealth and public exposure that goes with being famous, and simply can't deal with it in a responsible manner.

Peter.

I am Peter, turned 60 this june.......on the rocky road south now.......really can be classed as a grumpy ol' man now.......don't have to pretend any more {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bryan Young on July 26, 2011, 05:54:53 PM
So "Dekan" supposes that there is a majority of "Right Wingers" (in the political sense as opposed to the whining sort.....). Can'y quite see where he gets that idea from. You just have to mention the "Daily Mail" or "Daily Telegraph" on here and it becomes man the barricades time! BY.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: bosun on July 26, 2011, 09:37:07 PM
Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Mama Cass, Kurt Cobain, Phill Lennot, Marc Bolan, Brian Jones, Amy Winehouse, all died around about the age of 27, does that mean we have another 7 years of Jedward
Bosun
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: The long Build on July 26, 2011, 10:12:04 PM
 %) %) %) %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on July 26, 2011, 11:26:33 PM
I am Peter, turned 60 this june

You're only a lad, Neil, my oldest son turned 50 in June too <:(.

Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: nhp651 on July 27, 2011, 12:09:58 AM
your avatar photo belies your age then peter....you look younger than me..........must be that beautiful ozzie sun,  {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 27, 2011, 04:04:57 AM
Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Mama Cass, Kurt Cobain, Phill Lennot, Marc Bolan, Brian Jones, Amy Winehouse, all died around about the age of 27, does that mean we have another 7 years of Jedward
Bosun

How old is Justin Beiber now? lol  :D
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on July 27, 2011, 05:35:56 AM
Often people with great talent are flawed. This includes some great scientists, and great leaders, as well as artists and musicians. from history.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 27, 2011, 12:55:27 PM
Very true.... look at all the comedians with mental health issues
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on July 27, 2011, 01:04:53 PM
Quote
Very true.... look at all the comedians with mental health issues

You mean Mayhem members.......?  %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: philk on July 27, 2011, 04:59:03 PM
How old is Justin Beiber now? lol  :D

when i saw recently justin beibo get shot on csi i cheered then realised its not real so i cried


phil
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: CF-FZG on July 27, 2011, 05:59:17 PM
Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Mama Cass, Kurt Cobain, Phill Lennot, Marc Bolan, Brian Jones, Amy Winehouse, all died around about the age of 27, does that mean we have another 7 years of Jedward
Bosun

But what does Jedward have to do with a group of musicians %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: spitfire on July 27, 2011, 06:07:05 PM
sad very sad
the world gets worse everyday.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pugwash on July 27, 2011, 06:08:51 PM
Bosun you forgot one of the best 27 yr olds - Jim Morrison

Geoff
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: bosun on July 27, 2011, 07:29:56 PM
Yep, missed him Geoff, then of course going back to the 50,s, probably the first hell raiser, Hank Williams died in the back of a car on his way to a new years eve gig 1953 he was 28. All very sad, and all probably avoidable, I,ve been a pro muso for 40 odd years, been offered loads of weird stuff on the road, tried it, did,nt like it, just lucky I guess that I said no, and that,s the operative word.  Did,nt mean any disrespect to any of them, maybe just a stab at the black humour we have all heard at funeral,s ect, when we realise how fallible we all are, as the saying goes, there but for the grace of god go I.
Bosun
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on July 27, 2011, 11:19:58 PM
your avatar photo belies your age then peter....you look younger than me..........must be that beautiful ozzie sun,  {-) {-) {-)

Aw shucks, thanks Neil :embarrassed: That photo was taken on my 70th birthday - four and a half years ago, but I'm told I haven't changed since then %)

Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: richtea on July 27, 2011, 11:24:56 PM

Peter,
Your obviously like a fine malt,
you get better the older you get.  {-)
Regards
Richard  :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 19, 2011, 09:23:09 AM
Amphibious cars, first item!  - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14582667
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 17, 2011, 07:54:52 PM

Outcry in China over hit-and-run toddler left in street.

            http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15331773


  ... what is our world becoming?  <:(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: deadwood on October 18, 2011, 02:09:56 PM
Could it be that in densely populated areas the value of the individual decreases reciprocally to the congestion of individuals?

It is often reported by first aid professionals that your chances of receiving first aid by a passerby on a desolate road are much higher than in a crowded street.

Sadly, such things don't only happen in China.
Fallen states and districts where anarchy took over are other examples for seemingly lost empathy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/30/naples-police-release-maf_n_340076.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/30/naples-police-release-maf_n_340076.html)

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 02, 2011, 12:25:53 AM

 I bet that's the best landing he's ever made! - Boeing 767 emergency landing in Warsaw ( BBC )

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15543209 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15543209)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: richtea on November 02, 2011, 12:41:37 AM
After a heavy landing in Corfu at night while waiting to disembark one of the flight crew came down from the cockpit to talk to the passengers,
as he was talking to one of our party I asked him whether that was an ordinary landing or a normal one for Corfu.
His reply was "every landing that I walk away from is a good un".
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on November 02, 2011, 08:17:34 AM
"If the plane can be turned around and airborne in half an hour its a good landing" - My Grandfather talking about duxford during WW2
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on November 02, 2011, 11:40:53 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15543209

Probably a bit more than a half hour turn around, but still a good landing.  Smoother than some I've had, but then, lacking wheels, the driver was probably concentrating more.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 06, 2011, 05:28:19 PM
Man crushed by garden model train at his Wilmcote home

A man has been airlifted to hospital after being crushed and trapped by a model train in his back garden.

The man, in his 70s, was thought to have been sitting on the large-scale locomotive when it left the rails and came off a garden wall.

He was trapped for almost 30 minutes as ambulance crews and firefighters tried to free him at his home in Wilmcote in Warwickshire, paramedics said.

He suffered abdominal and pelvic injuries, they added.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "He was given pain relief and immobilised by ambulance crews with the use of a splint, neck collar and spinal board, before being airlifted to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-15613032
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Number 6 on November 06, 2011, 06:07:03 PM
That's done it, the 'Health and Safety' brigade will be out with the 'Nanny Police' tomorrow telling us we can't have model railways now...  Hope he's ok though and makes a speedy recovery, Dave.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 21, 2011, 04:41:47 PM

World's 'lightest material'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15788735 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15788735)

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/56791000/jpg/_56791094_micro.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 11, 2011, 07:54:53 PM

  Who;s going to be the first to make a model then?

    Queen's Diamond Jubilee royal barge design unveiled

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16124689 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16124689)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: The long Build on December 11, 2011, 08:04:56 PM

  Who;s going to be the first to make a model then?

    Queen's Diamond Jubilee royal barge design unveiled

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16124689 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16124689)

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=34345.msg340020;topicseen#msg340020   :}
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 26, 2011, 01:04:00 PM

How Germany's feared Scharnhorst ship was sunk in WWII


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16265665

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/57439000/jpg/_57439983_scharnhorst01jan1939keystonehultonarchive.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 18, 2012, 10:52:40 AM

 Wikipedia off-line today     -     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Learn_more (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SOPA_initiative/Learn_more)

Why is Wikipedia blacked-out?

    Wikipedia is protesting against SOPA and PIPA by blacking out the English Wikipedia for 24 hours, beginning at midnight January 18, Eastern Time. Readers who come to English Wikipedia during the blackout will not be able to read the encyclopedia: instead, you will see messages intended to raise awareness about SOPA and PIPA, and encouraging you to share your views with your elected representatives, and via social media.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 19, 2012, 02:56:46 PM

Peterborough man finds extra terrestrial planet!   :P

     http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16612181
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: dougal99 on January 19, 2012, 03:36:30 PM

Peterborough man finds extra terrestrial planet!   :P

    

Now if he had found a planet on Earth that would be news  {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 22, 2012, 06:42:03 PM

  HMS Victory 'set to be recovered' from seabed

   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16671444
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Welsh Wizard on January 22, 2012, 06:51:50 PM
To be honest I don't think this is a good idea at all simply as WHO is going to pay for the restoration of the hull,as surely it will need specialist treatment as soon as it hits fresh air and will cost Thousands to do so.At the end of the day WHO is going to foot the bill.....YES us the Taxpayers oh Brill


Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: The long Build on January 22, 2012, 07:02:41 PM
Came across this while reading about the Wikipedia Blackout..

"Symantec's on-going saga over whether a hacking group had acquired current source code to several of its products took a strange twist. Previously, the company had claimed the hackers had the source code to enterprise versions of its security products and that it had been stolen from a third-party server. This week, the company acknowledged unknown adversaries had breached its network in 2006 and stolen source code to its Norton line of security products.
Security experts expressed concern at the fact that the company had been unaware of the breach for so long.

"How could Symantec have gotten hacked? Don't they use AV?" Apple hacker Charlie Miller joked on Twitter."


See for full article..

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/SOPA-PIPA-Online-Piracy-Lead-Weeks-Security-News-651755/
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 22, 2012, 07:22:04 PM
Quote
To be honest I don't think this is a good idea at all simply as WHO is going to pay for the restoration of the hull,as surely it will need specialist treatment as soon as it hits fresh air and will cost Thousands to do so.At the end of the day WHO is going to foot the bill.....YES us the Taxpayers oh Brill

I don't think there is much, if any hull left Dave. The report that I saw said that they just intend to bring up the cannon, artifacts and hopefully some treasure that will cover the salvage company's costs. The other stuff is destined to be distribituted to maritime museums around the UK - well, that seems to be the idea anyway.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Grub on January 22, 2012, 07:22:26 PM
My little girl won The Guardians photo competition this weekend :} http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gallery/2012/jan/20/weekend-readers-pictures-contemporary
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: catengineman on January 22, 2012, 08:13:39 PM
Well done to your little girl.  :-))

very clear image
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Grub on January 22, 2012, 10:22:04 PM
Thanks catengineman, we found out at 23:55 last night after her friends mother saw it in the paper. Poor old Dad then had to go and find a petrol station that still had a copy before they were sent back %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 23, 2012, 05:30:58 PM
Yes, well done her!    :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: catengineman on January 24, 2012, 09:09:17 AM
You would be able to get a copy from the papers office and if you tell them your the father they (used to) give the paper to you and also a page print of the item.
Daughter had one when she was at school (now 34) bet she hits me for telling her age  :((
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 01, 2012, 05:22:47 PM
Water-skiers attempt record ski in Australia

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16805893 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16805893)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 27, 2012, 09:12:45 PM


Oops! waiter soaks German Chancellor Angela Merkel in beer.

  http://uk.news.yahoo.com/angela-merkel-soaked-with-beer-at-ash-wednesday-meeting.html
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 02, 2012, 07:30:31 PM
I really liked the Monkey when I was a kid, rushed home on a Monday to watch the show....

                           RIP Davy Jones

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Jones_%28actor%29

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfuBREMXxts&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=AVGxdCwVVULXdB6x8WsiHzgvJKvTr3vYRo
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 04, 2012, 09:03:05 AM

 Falklands War: SAS role in the conflict


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17203398
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Artistmike on May 04, 2012, 09:08:43 AM

 Falklands War: SAS role in the conflict


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17203398

And this in the news today :---

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17946838 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17946838)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 04, 2012, 01:57:32 PM


Oooooo that close!   HMS Ocean squeezes through Thames Barrier - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17950813
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on May 04, 2012, 02:20:15 PM
Naah, they could have used the Flipppers  O0

  Regards   Ian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 04, 2012, 07:30:51 PM
Did look a tad close that.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 10, 2012, 12:15:44 AM


 Hey! I'm in the news!  -  http://uk.news.yahoo.com/roofer-dives-into-vat-of-acid-to-save-colleague.html
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on May 10, 2012, 09:16:57 PM
what a great story of human love for another being.....he should get a bravery award for that.
well done.
neil.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 27, 2012, 01:56:19 PM

A newly built cruise liner has collided with a bridge in Eastern China.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-18225878
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 27, 2012, 01:57:36 PM

 Where the world's ships go to die...

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18182706
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: dougal99 on May 30, 2012, 09:58:21 AM

Interesting article 'Carries who needs them?'


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18237029
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 20, 2012, 05:16:35 PM

Emily - a robot lifeguard:
 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/9728920.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/9728920.stm)
http://www.popsci.com/gadgets/article/2010-06/invention-month-robot-lifeguard
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 29, 2012, 12:32:26 PM

International submarine race

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18632738 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18632738)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Stavros on June 29, 2012, 02:30:22 PM
Stuff the submarine races we now found the NEW MAYHEM weekend Venue.10000000000000% DRY BOOK it for next year Martin  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0



Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 02, 2012, 11:51:15 PM

 Vertical ship marks 50 years at sea
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18684075
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on July 03, 2012, 01:03:53 AM
International submarine race

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18632738 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18632738)

For  a moment I thought you meant this international Submarine race..
http://jokes.myjokesite.info/2008/12/world-submarine-racing-championship.html

 :}
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Tug-Kenny on July 03, 2012, 10:56:08 AM

I thought it was one of mine.

                             {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)



ken
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on July 04, 2012, 09:04:12 PM
I wonder if it will be as good and popular as his em@iler?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18712490
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on July 04, 2012, 09:17:05 PM
I wonder if it will be as good and popular as his em@iler?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18712490

Are we taking bets on this box, I recon it will flop..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 05, 2012, 07:25:54 AM
Not with Mr Murdochs stranglehold on the TV
Title: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 12, 2012, 08:20:42 AM
Hobson-Jobson: The words English owes to India

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18796493
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 18, 2012, 10:05:46 AM

Our mate Guy has been busy!

 Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine made from Lego bricks

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-18876537 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-18876537)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 18, 2012, 10:44:08 AM
Our mate Guy has been busy!

 Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine made from Lego bricks

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-18876537 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-18876537)

Does it work tho?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: armc40 on July 18, 2012, 11:25:56 AM
not for long
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on July 19, 2012, 11:37:34 AM
Not sure whether this is comedy or tragedy.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-18890901
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: armc40 on July 19, 2012, 11:44:18 AM
          Only later did the 54-year-old realise it featured the mis-spelling "Oylmpic".

Says it all really !
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 19, 2012, 02:59:01 PM

Have I hit my head or something... possibly, Walt Disney has taken to designing ships from the afterlife...

The New 240m Cruise Ship France:  http://oceanshaker.com/2010/05/06/the-new-240m-cruise-ship-france/ (http://oceanshaker.com/2010/05/06/the-new-240m-cruise-ship-france/)

Title: daily mail page.24
Post by: baloo on July 19, 2012, 03:21:59 PM
well you have to see it to believe it,some "traffic warden" has put a tkt on a lifeboat in which was on a trailer as they were moving to a new base.The local council have since "cancelled" the ticket.Is this traffic warden for real !baloo
Title: Re: daily mail page.24
Post by: regiment on July 19, 2012, 03:50:38 PM
thay are real alright just have no common sense saw that in the sun cannot afford the mail
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 19, 2012, 04:28:33 PM

Fantastic! - http://news.sky.com/story/962136/robbery-foiled-by-gun-toting-us-pensioner (http://news.sky.com/story/962136/robbery-foiled-by-gun-toting-us-pensioner)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on July 19, 2012, 04:59:51 PM
They went out a lot quicker than they came in  {-) {-) {-) <*< <*< :-)) :-))

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: stoney on July 19, 2012, 07:40:45 PM

 Its a shame he missed

 Paul
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on July 19, 2012, 10:25:09 PM
Have I hit my head or something... possibly, Walt Disney has taken to designing ships from the afterlife...

The New 240m Cruise Ship France:  http://oceanshaker.com/2010/05/06/the-new-240m-cruise-ship-france/ (http://oceanshaker.com/2010/05/06/the-new-240m-cruise-ship-france/)


they should have stuck to designing peugeot's........ {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: daily mail page.24
Post by: wullie/mk2 on July 19, 2012, 11:54:50 PM
well you have to see it to believe it,some "traffic warden" has put a tkt on a lifeboat in which was on a trailer as they were moving to a new base.The local council have since "cancelled" the ticket.Is this traffic warden for real !baloo
Of course he is,nt for real,...he,s a traffic warden,
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on July 20, 2012, 10:16:19 AM
Have I hit my head or something... possibly, Walt Disney has taken to designing ships from the afterlife...

The New 240m Cruise Ship France:  http://oceanshaker.com/2010/05/06/the-new-240m-cruise-ship-france/ (http://oceanshaker.com/2010/05/06/the-new-240m-cruise-ship-france/)


That is seriously the ugliest artists impression of a ship that I have ever seen.  The designer should be sent to a rehab clinic to dry out and then be made to look at it in daylight while still sober.  Even those car transporters look better.  Relatively.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: ACTion on July 21, 2012, 08:10:12 AM
I wonder how much damage this bloke thought he was going to inflict.............. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18936072 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18936072)
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 23, 2012, 12:21:30 PM
I wonder how much damage this bloke thought he was going to inflict.............. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18936072 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18936072)
DM

Does this mean that Hobby King will now be on the CIA's hit list for supplying terrorists? lol
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on July 23, 2012, 01:26:45 PM
Does this mean that Hobby King will now be on the CIA's hit list for supplying terrorists? lol
If you go here  http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=1IqBydvMRZcC&lr=&rview=1&redir_esc=y  and browse to the early '40's, and look in the small ads, they (US govt) were calling for anybody with a home workshop to step up and make parts for weapons and help the war effort.  I imagine that nowadays, anybody in the US with abilities in the home manufacture area, like model makers, is probably on an agency list.  Not the CIA, because they operate beyond the boundaries of the USA, but the FBI are probably interested.........
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: steam up on July 23, 2012, 03:08:47 PM
In the club house a few months back I was reading an old model engineering mag 1949 I think, with instructions on building a Sten gun for home guard use %% %%
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: dodgy geezer on July 23, 2012, 03:56:43 PM
I wonder how much damage this bloke thought he was going to inflict.............. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18936072 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18936072)
DM

Probably the result of a 'agent provocateur' operation. The victim would be easily led, and would have been told that he was 'helping the struggle against the Great Satan' right up to the point where he was arrested. I don't suppose he thought much for himself anyway - just did what he was told.... 
Title: Sally Ride, RIP
Post by: pettyofficernick on July 24, 2012, 01:44:17 AM
First female astronaut Sally Ride has died aged 61...
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/sally-ride-dead-american-woman-astronaut-fly-space/story?id=16840463#.UA3uMqCunq4
Title: Re: Sally Ride, RIP
Post by: Norseman on July 24, 2012, 02:07:22 AM
She was also the youngest astronaut too

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 24, 2012, 12:25:01 PM

  61
.... that's nothing these days. {:-{
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 24, 2012, 12:26:15 PM
 
Double decker bus does push-ups -   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18952423
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on July 24, 2012, 05:04:35 PM
But is it Art?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: surfs up on July 24, 2012, 05:49:43 PM
But is it Art?

But its great fun  :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on July 24, 2012, 08:27:08 PM
Sure is .............. first time you see it, but after the initial smile?

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 17, 2012, 12:09:25 PM

Now those are Big waves!!  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19292398
Title: New Type 26 Global Combat Warship
Post by: Norseman on August 17, 2012, 11:24:52 PM
and for the enthuiast this is a chance to splash the cash next month

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-19290757
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 23, 2012, 05:08:44 PM
Hahahaha... but she meant well.... sort of!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19358906 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19358906)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: ACTion on August 24, 2012, 08:25:31 AM
Just when you thought that Murdoch and his slimy little creatures couldn't sink any lower.............
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19364261 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19364261)
I hope no-one buys this lamentable rag - but they will.
Dave M
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jimmy2310 on August 24, 2012, 10:39:34 AM
I wouldn't use that rag in my toilet.

Jimmy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on August 24, 2012, 11:41:55 AM
Strange how many will have a knee jerk reaction to that but will happily subscribe to Sky  O0

  Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on August 24, 2012, 11:42:38 AM
Just when you thought that Murdoch and his slimy little creatures couldn't sink any lower.............
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19364261 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19364261)
I hope no-one buys this lamentable rag - but they will.
Dave M

Quite.
So is there no real news to report on?
God help them if he ever becomes King tho  <*< he has been quoted as saying that Henry the 8th was one of his favorite ancestors lol

Strange how many will have a knee jerk reaction to that but will happily subscribe to Sky  O0

  Regards  Ian.

Not really much choice if you want to watch anything decent on TV (I use the term "decent" in its loosest possible form)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jimmy2310 on August 24, 2012, 01:28:33 PM
I also don't subscribe to Sky and never will.

Jimmy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: dodgy geezer on August 24, 2012, 02:53:04 PM
I don't have a TV - and I see no reason to change that at the moment...
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: regiment on August 24, 2012, 07:03:31 PM
  could ask martin very nicely to start a tv channel that would be interesting ..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: armc40 on August 24, 2012, 07:10:30 PM
Just when you thought that Murdoch and his slimy little creatures couldn't sink any lower.............
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19364261 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19364261)
I hope no-one buys this lamentable rag - but they will.
Dave M

The Sun....as described by my old Sqn Commander... 'a comic for the mostly hard of thinking's perusal'
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on August 25, 2012, 07:21:36 PM
Many people are only really upset because it is a royal personage, but Joe Bloggs has just as much right to his privacy in my book.
Hight time the activities of the press were restricted where no crime or political underhandedness is involved ........
and let's have a legal definition of what 'in the public's interest' means and is applicable to.

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on August 25, 2012, 07:27:06 PM
God help them if he ever becomes King tho  <*< he has been quoted as saying that Henry the 8th was one of his favorite ancestors lol

And why not  :} least he new how to deal with a problem.. 8)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 25, 2012, 07:54:57 PM
I really can't see what all the fuss is about anyway, HRH Prince Harry is 27, single and a soldier, he was partying with his mates and having a laugh, wheres the harm in that? It is neither the business of the press nor anyone else what he does in his private life or how he lets off steam. I wish I was still 27 and cavorting with naked birds in Las Vegas. Go for it H! :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on August 25, 2012, 08:02:59 PM
I could send you some plucked chickens Nick  {-)

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 25, 2012, 08:05:07 PM
Jolly good, I am, as it happens, a little peckish..... :-) :-) :-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: armc40 on August 25, 2012, 08:16:53 PM
Jolly good, I am, as it happens, a little peckish..... :-) :-) :-)


I told yer before NIck....you shudda joined the RAF Regiment...nekkid avians galore at Spitalgate !
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on August 25, 2012, 08:43:44 PM
and a little snippet that brought a melancholy tear to my eye today..........

and it's for us baby boomers really that lived through the flower power years........

Neil Armstrong died today. RIP to the first man on the moon
. {:-{
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on August 25, 2012, 08:48:24 PM
At the bottom of the ladder, Armstrong said "I'm going to step off the LEM now" (referring to the Apollo Lunar Module). He then turned and set his left boot on the surface at 2:56 UTC July 21, 1969, then spoke the famous words "That's one small step for  man, one giant leap for mankind."

a defining moment if ever there was one  and now he's gone <:(

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: justboatonic on August 25, 2012, 09:03:17 PM
and a little snippet that brought a melancholy tear to my eye today..........

and it's for us baby boomers really that lived through the flower power years........

Neil Armstrong died today. RIP to the first man on the moon. {:-{


Very sad news. I remember watching bog eyed as a kid, the grainy pistures of Armstrong (and Aldrin) bobbing about on the moon. It still rankles me to this day hearing those conspiracy theorist say they never landed.

Gene Kranz described him as ice cool during the descent to the moon. Everyone knows they landed with just 18 seconds of fuel left. Can you imagine the nerve to do that, continue the landing to the very last second?

I said to my wife when watching 'NASA's Greatest Missions' that Armstrong was determined to meet his date with destiny that day. I cant think of a more fitting epitaph than that.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pettyofficernick on August 25, 2012, 09:21:29 PM

I told yer before NIck....you shudda joined the RAF Regiment...nekkid avians galore at Spitalgate !
I was a bit of an ippie in the late 60's early 70's, cavorting was part of my stock in trade, so to speak, fresh air, sunshine, ippie chicks and ancient monuments, what more could a boy need.... :-)) :-)) :-))

I was only watching Niel Armstrong the other night on a tv show about the Apollo program, That man was a true history maker...
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 25, 2012, 09:32:38 PM

One of my childhood heroes... and from what I've seen in interviews, a modest and throughly nice man.

 RIP Neil
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Footski on August 25, 2012, 09:42:34 PM
The end of an era...A great man...Very sad indeed.. <:( <:(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jimmy2310 on August 25, 2012, 09:58:59 PM
Now he truly is up amongst the stars.

Jimmy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 26, 2012, 12:07:52 AM
 
                                 'God Speed  Neil Armstrong'

(http://also.kottke.org/misc/images/neil-armstrong-rip.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: justboatonic on August 26, 2012, 12:15:49 AM


"Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind."

(http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/apollo_07_15/a24_11375528.jpg)

(Hope you dont mind, Martin.)




Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Vidion on August 27, 2012, 06:44:24 AM
Bluebird is ready for the water once again it seems

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2193939/Bluebird-resurrected-Historic-boat-used-break-world-water-speed-record-1937-restored-glory.html

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on August 27, 2012, 09:46:40 AM
So when will K7 be finally ready to take her bow onto Coniston Water.
neil
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: U-33 on August 27, 2012, 09:49:42 AM
Bluebird is ready for the water once again it seems

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2193939/Bluebird-resurrected-Historic-boat-used-break-world-water-speed-record-1937-restored-glory.html



And just up the road from me as well (about five minutes)...it's an amazing place to go for visit, well worth a day out.

Rich
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on August 27, 2012, 11:16:24 AM
So when will K7 be finally ready to take her bow onto Coniston Water.
neil
or you could see the "other" K7, K777 near replica on www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju52_kDSfSQ . Needs more ping-pong balls methinks.  Wonder if it will appear at the Speed Week this year.   Details on www.k777club.com
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on August 27, 2012, 01:06:48 PM
I don't understand this one at all...................is this a totally scratch built replica or is it the original K7 that was raised from Coniston some time ago and which is being restored..............I must read on.
 %% %%
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on August 27, 2012, 02:12:38 PM
New build, similar to original K7 which is still undergoing rebuild.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on August 27, 2012, 02:54:00 PM
cheers...........I was confused for a time.
neil.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 04, 2012, 09:28:39 AM
Michael Clarke Duncan has died aged 54

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19470393

(https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQlSoj8PXqWYe8h62pWi-WCMH6kTYWxVbP62yBV47BTbztY-TPubA)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on September 04, 2012, 09:50:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFfYd3SqyEI
very short interview
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: richald on September 04, 2012, 12:38:50 PM
Michael Clarke Duncan has died aged 54

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19470393

(https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQlSoj8PXqWYe8h62pWi-WCMH6kTYWxVbP62yBV47BTbztY-TPubA)

Great actor - I was impressed by his performance in 'Green Mile'.

I wouldn't normally have bought a DVD of a Stephen King film but
'Green Mile' had Tom Hanks starring. (He's a favourite actor of mine)  

The film and the acting were really top notch.

Richard
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 04, 2012, 01:00:35 PM

 Tom Hanks starring. (He's a favourite actor of mine)  


Tom Hanks is also one of my favourite actors... although I've not been impressed with his recent efforts.... apart from the Toy Story series!

My favourite Michael Clarke Duncan film is Armageddon:

Bear: Just for the record, this is a very bad idea!

Bear: [sobbing in front of Dr. Banks] I am not crazy! I'm just a little emotional right now, ok? Ya'll throwing all this stuff at me, man! Look, I mean, after this is over, can I like get a hug from you or something?   {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 07, 2012, 11:05:13 AM
 
Interesting read for bloggers and forum users...


http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/micwright/100007520/comments-are-the-radioactive-waste-of-the-web/
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on September 07, 2012, 09:32:42 PM
Interesting read with some valid points, but the closing line is just the perfect tool for politicians and despots everywhere - 'If we can’t have a decent debate, is that debate worth having to begin with?'

Dave
       'Toxic Waste Buried Under Foundations' & Light Railway Work Undertaken. Established 1957
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on September 07, 2012, 09:49:16 PM
Interesting read with some valid points, but the closing line is just the perfect tool for politicians and despots everywhere - 'If we can’t have a decent debate, is that debate worth having to begin with?'

Dave
       'Toxic Waste Buried Under Foundations' & Light Railway Work Undertaken. Established 1957
And the question that then arises is "What is a decent debate?"  followed by "Who decides?".
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on September 07, 2012, 09:56:04 PM
In Rome I believe it was the Patricians who held all debate.

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pettyofficernick on September 07, 2012, 10:41:10 PM
In Rome I believe it was the Patricians who held all debate.

Dave
In Germany in the thirties and forties, Mr Hitler cancelled all debate.......
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on September 08, 2012, 10:47:47 AM
The nature of debate is that it is difficult to stifle completely.
Hitler and others had thrir limited spheres of influence and that was pre the I.T explosion.
Debate continued in the UK and America.

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on September 08, 2012, 01:30:27 PM
Somebody mentioned Hitler, Surfs Up dude!!!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on September 08, 2012, 08:54:31 PM
Sweet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjkv29Y5NhE  {-)
Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pettyofficernick on September 08, 2012, 09:08:34 PM
I,ll see your Hitler surfing,
and raise you an 'In Der Fuehrer's Face, video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMY9SYMQH8k
 :} :} :}
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: armc40 on September 08, 2012, 10:52:39 PM
Sweet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjkv29Y5NhE  {-)
Dave


Still not as good as mine Dave, but that's a matter of debate !   better leave it to the mass debaters eh ?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 26, 2012, 01:43:18 PM
 
Head line of the week goes to the BBC - Revving Up!
( Reference to the search for a new leader the Anglican Church )
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 26, 2012, 01:46:28 PM

... is it me or does Graham James look a bit like Father Ted?!?


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19712347
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on September 26, 2012, 07:16:18 PM
More like Frank Carson to me - but I'm very impressed by the disembodied head of Richard Chartres applying for a job.

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on September 27, 2012, 09:52:54 AM
Hijacking the lookalikes - has anybody seen the promo ads for the new wheeler dealer series?  Does anybody else think that Mr Brewer, while trying to be John Travolta, winds up looking like an over animated T J Hooker (Captain Kirk when he was combining being a cop and balancing an inappropriate wig)?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Tug-Kenny on September 27, 2012, 11:16:30 AM


Can you tell us which channel this will be on please, Malcolm. I copied the last lot and found them very good and informative.

Mind you,  there's a copy cat version just started with different folks  which is not so good as they don't cover the mechanics in great detail.  More a show like the  Orange County Choppers show with the arguments and playing to camera.

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on September 27, 2012, 12:28:54 PM
Probably Discovery Turbo - the promo does appear on several channels, though. 
I do appreciate the factual nature of the show since I feel that the soap opera aspect on others is simply not needed in a program about technical matters.  You want contrived human drama, go look at Coronation St, Eastenders, Emmerdull, professional wrestling etc. 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on September 27, 2012, 12:35:34 PM
i think it's channel 5

neil.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Tug-Kenny on September 27, 2012, 08:52:31 PM

I hope it is on 5, as I don't have the other channel.

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 06, 2012, 01:30:38 PM

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Hanford, California, on Monday.
Two cars and the locomotive of the train car derailed after colliding with a big rig truck in California's
Central Valley. At least 20 passengers suffered minor to moderate injuries, authorities said.
(AP Photo/Gosia Woznicacka)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 10, 2012, 11:32:24 PM
 
LEDs @ 50 !

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19886534
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DickyD on October 11, 2012, 03:26:50 AM
Happy birthday      (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/Smileys/drinking25.gif)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: baloo on October 11, 2012, 08:23:15 AM
Happy birthday "LED" hope your day brighten`s up
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Jerry C on October 11, 2012, 08:44:02 AM
I feel another ripoff a comin'. Yesterday tried to buy an ES27  60W  incandescent lamp for my bench light. No can do sir. I could buy an equivalent 50W halogen lamp but these break every time I move the lamp and are expensive.  So I looked at LED lamps. WoW' just to replace the down lighters  (21) in kitchen and workshop is over £250. How long to get that back? Then last night the energy saving fluorescent lamp on table in the lounge failed. It's not 2 years old. Remember Tomorrow's World? They told us about CDs and DVDs, remember. You'll be able to tread on them and they'll still play! Yeah, right.
Jerry.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Artistmike on October 11, 2012, 08:44:41 AM
This article I find very sad, in that Armstrong arguably helped make the current sport what it is and now his whole career appears to be toppling around his ears due to these revelations which now seem to have more concrete substance to them daily...... We can only hope that the fallout from this doesn't mar the brilliant achievements of British cyclists over the last season.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/19903716   :((
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on October 11, 2012, 09:26:59 AM
This article I find very sad, in that Armstrong arguably helped make the current sport what it is and now his whole career appears to be toppling around his ears due to these revelations which now seem to have more concrete substance to them daily...... We can only hope that the fallout from this doesn't mar the brilliant achievements of British cyclists over the last season.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/19903716   :((

It is... very
Again someone is tried and convicted by media on "hearsay" evidence
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on October 11, 2012, 10:18:05 AM
The proceedings leading up to this were highly questionable, but should Armstrong be stripped of his titles, who do they go to?  More importantly, how much scrutiny will the new recipients get before they are similarly pushed back?  Repeat until you run out of entrants....
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: ardarossan on October 11, 2012, 03:17:22 PM
Fisherman tells of French attack at Sea

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-19889885 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-19889885)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Artistmike on October 11, 2012, 04:50:15 PM

You'd have thought they would have learned the lessons of Agincourt by now.......................  :P
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: ardarossan on October 11, 2012, 05:00:55 PM
That's exactly what I thought! :-))

Just wondered, can you tow an trawl-net behind an decommissioned Carrier, Hmmmm?!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on October 11, 2012, 05:21:05 PM
I feel another ripoff a comin'. Yesterday tried to buy an ES27  60W  incandescent lamp for my bench light. No can do sir.

There are still lots of incandescent lamps on Ebay and Amazon, including ES27s. Try there and stock up for a few years.
Just a suggestion.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: chingdevil on October 11, 2012, 08:08:32 PM
Look around for companies selling incandescent lamps for rough use, ie use in a garage lead light. Thes type of lamps  can still be brought as they were not included in the stupid regulations. They are the same size as the old lamps we use in our homes and they can be brought in ES or BF types.


Brian
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 30, 2012, 12:32:35 PM
 
That worrying / embarrassing for the Australian navy!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20553243
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 30, 2012, 08:21:24 PM
 
Nothing to it.
 
Obviously it was an exercise by Sydney Based commandos testing security like they used to do years ago, when all bases were guarded by armed ADF personnel.
 
Today we have private contractors who are more efficient etc etc doing the job  %) %) %)
 
 

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=40698.new;topicseen#new (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=40698.new;topicseen#new)
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 03, 2012, 02:35:15 PM

Firefighters battle blaze at fire station.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-20577549
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on December 04, 2012, 07:40:21 AM
The Queen on the royal baby
http://news.uk.msn.com/socialvoices/blogpost.aspx?post=4a71da10-a1aa-4634-8cc9-b9165ba77b34&_nwpt=1
Title: In the News !!!
Post by: ardarossan on December 07, 2012, 03:39:03 AM
Thoughts going out to the families and friends of those lost and injured in this tragic incident  between two vessels in the North Sea.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20616997 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20616997)

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/12/06/uk-dutch-ship-collision-rescue-idUKBRE8B514G20121206 (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/12/06/uk-dutch-ship-collision-rescue-idUKBRE8B514G20121206)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Stormbringer on December 07, 2012, 02:59:34 PM
really sad  <:(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 07, 2012, 04:25:24 PM
 
Map of all bombs dropped on London WWII

http://www.bombsight.org/#15/51.5050/-0.0900
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on December 07, 2012, 04:27:47 PM
Wonder if they are going to do a Berlin one too >:-o 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on December 09, 2012, 02:52:06 PM
The world is measurably a slightly poorer place


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20657939


A sad loss.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 09, 2012, 04:15:19 PM
 
The universe is!  <:(
Title: Patric Moore
Post by: pettyofficernick on December 09, 2012, 11:03:18 PM
Astronomer, pianist and xylophonist extraordinaire Patrick More passed away today, aged 89. A sad loss, another great British eccentric gone. He has however left a legacy we can all enjoy, the many thousands of hours of film and other recorded media that he made throughout his life.
Title: Re: Patric Moore
Post by: Kangaroo1 on December 09, 2012, 11:13:42 PM
It was very sad news indeed to hear of the death of Sir Patrick Moore. The man was a legend. He was responsible for inspiring many to look up into the night sky, myself included. And for once, I genuinely look forward to the tribute programmes that will inevitably be broadcast.
Title: Re: Patric Moore
Post by: Neil on December 09, 2012, 11:20:03 PM
you missed out what a brilliant scientist he was too, nick
 
a true blue good egg all round, and totally enjoyable to watch even if I didn't understand half of what he said.................
Title: Re: Patric Moore
Post by: Stormbringer on December 09, 2012, 11:35:47 PM
was sad to hear he passed away :(
really liked him and the sky at night proggy
Title: Re: Patric Moore
Post by: Bob K on December 09, 2012, 11:52:45 PM
A very sad day.  I watched the series from the start, six months before Sputnik One.  His programmes and books inspired my love of Astronomy.  I was an amateur observer for many years, with a six inch reflector, and an active member of the British Astronomical Association.  I was privileged to have met him twice.
The sky was lost when they installed sodium lighting down our street
 
It is difficult to imagine a Universe without him. 
Title: BCC2 - Neil Armstrong - First Man on the Moon
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 30, 2012, 09:22:03 PM
BBC 2 -  On Now - 21:00 - 22:00 (it will be on Iplayer later...)

Neil Armstrong - First Man on the Moon



and a little snippet that brought a melancholy tear to my eye today..........

and it's for us baby boomers really that lived through the flower power years........

Neil Armstrong died today. RIP to the first man on the moon
. {:-{
Title: Australia Bush Fires.
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 14, 2013, 09:39:07 AM
No snow here, too hot, only bushfires.
 
If the sever were here it would be cooked.
Title: Re: Australia Bush Fires.
Post by: Artistmike on January 14, 2013, 09:41:16 AM
If the server were here it would be cooked.

That might be the best thing for it ! O0
Title: Tug in the Channel, off Devon
Post by: Artistmike on January 14, 2013, 09:47:21 AM

Bit of a cock-up on the towing front out in the channel this morning... Knowing nothing about towing whatsoever, I would have thought there would have been systems in place to stop this happening. Looks pretty serious though and I see the helicopters from Chivenor here attended......

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-21007236 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-21007236)
Title: Re: Australia Bush Fires.
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 14, 2013, 09:50:57 AM
 
.... everyone's a critic!   :P
Title: Re: Australia Bush Fires.
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 14, 2013, 09:52:02 AM
No snow here, too hot, only bushfires.



Are the fires anywhere near you RAAArtyGunner?
Title: Re: Australia Bush Fires.
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 14, 2013, 10:17:47 AM
Martin,
Yes, at Bribie island which is really close to Brisbane and connected by a road bridge.
Unfortunately at night when the wind changes we batten down the hatches to keep out the smoke, not to mention the Highway hazards with visibility reduced by smoke.
 
Good news, should ease up in a day or so.
 
Tasmania is worse, as they have actually lost buildings, so we are not to bad of with a little smoke to worry about.
 
New South Wales is in the firing line and copping it as well. Think Moderator Peter, may also be close to the action as there are also blazes in his neck of the woods.
 
Cool change and rain would help the firefighters no end.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on January 14, 2013, 01:21:55 PM
Is this the one supposedly taking the warship away ?.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Liverbudgie on January 14, 2013, 02:05:20 PM
Is this the one supposedly taking the warship away ?.
If you mean the ex RFA Fort George the answer is no. The one for her arrived  at midday.
LB
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: ardarossan on January 14, 2013, 02:10:41 PM
Does anyone have any spare large R/C gear?

Four Royal Navy frigates in Portsmouth Harbour for sale
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21009533 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21009533)

Four decommissioned Royal Navy ships have been put up for sale by the Ministry of Defence.

The Type 22 frigates HMS Cumberland, HMS Campbeltown, HMS Chatham and HMS Cornwall are currently moored in Portsmouth Harbour.

The navy is open to offers for the former Devonport-based ships, including being scrapped and recycled, reused or sunk to become artificial reefs.

Bids must be in by 23 January with viewings in February and March.

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on January 14, 2013, 02:18:04 PM
Bids must be in by 23 January with viewings in February and March.
Bid before you view  :o

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: ardarossan on January 14, 2013, 02:26:44 PM
Bid before you view  :o

Dave

Just like eBay!
Wonder if Paypal will refund if there's a problem!?.... {-)

Andy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on January 14, 2013, 02:30:51 PM
 {-)
I was just thinking if you did RC one it would be the first 'Rivet Counter' proof warship on Mayhem  {-)

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on January 14, 2013, 03:26:35 PM
{-)
I was just thinking if you did RC one it would be the first 'Rivet Counter' proof warship on Mayhem  {-)

Dave
Aren't they welded?  No rivets to count.  Bet somebody would still claim the paint was the wrong colour.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Guy Bagley on January 14, 2013, 04:21:27 PM
not that many lakes allow IC powered models nowadays !!!!!! {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on January 14, 2013, 04:45:45 PM
Aren't they welded?  No rivets to count.

I think that reply counts as classic rivet counting  :-))

Dave  {-)
Title: Re: Australia Bush Fires.
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 14, 2013, 09:01:11 PM
No fires close to us, and you couldn't start a fire on our farm if you tried, the grass is too green O0  We have been lucky as regards rain, and had some more yesterday.


I hope the fire on Bribie Island is put out soon, as we are going there for a week with our caravan on 11th February.


Peter.
Title: Re: Australia Bush Fires.
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 14, 2013, 10:10:26 PM
 
It is getting there, less smoke problems last night and a cool change is now here.
At least you won't have to worry about any camp fires getting out of control, nothing left to burn.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 18, 2013, 09:24:05 PM
 
BBC Radio 4 newsreader Charlotte Green retires  <:(
 
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21083690 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21083690)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 18, 2013, 10:28:06 PM
Sydney endured the hottest day in its history yesterday when the mercury reached 45.8 Celsius (114.4 Fahrenheit) at Observatory Hill, in the city centre. Penrith, in the city's west, reached 46.5 C or 115.5 F.


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 29, 2013, 02:21:03 PM
 
I can't be possible that some can draw this well with just pencils?!?!?!

Kelvin Okafor pencil drawings amaze art critics
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21234214

http://kelvinokaforart.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelvinokaforart/
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on January 29, 2013, 03:09:17 PM
staggering!!..............just so amazing.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on January 29, 2013, 04:26:09 PM
Could he do me a £50 note?

The daft thing is it would be worth more than the £50   O0

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 01, 2013, 09:40:56 AM

Sad. Speedboat Propeller Death:  http://news.sky.com/story/1045931/speedboat-propeller-death-father-speaks-out
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on February 01, 2013, 10:17:23 AM
God love him.................a special life lost in a freak accident.............my heart goes out to the family.
Title: In the News !!! Pope's Resignation Query
Post by: ardarossan on February 12, 2013, 11:13:32 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21413986

Now that the Pope has resigned, and assuming that for the next six weeks of Lent he may be abstaining from something that he usually does (other than his normal day job), would it be okay if he gave up celibacy and sobriety?  {:-{

Andy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: NFMike on February 12, 2013, 11:32:41 PM
... would it be okay if he gave up celibacy and sobriety?

That puts me in mind of something that happened in 'Way to Go' on TV (BBC3). If I tried to explain I'd probably get a red card for 'non-family friendly' words, but if you've been watching it you might understand  :-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 12, 2013, 11:34:08 PM
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/65844000/jpg/_65844994_61752b13-de72-4d88-8c9f-142d46a53cc1.jpg)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-21427713
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on February 12, 2013, 11:52:17 PM
And the suggestion was that God was making a little statement about resigning the Papacy
However the visible flash travels upwards .... if anything that makes for a Papal statement  {-)
http://www.wisegeek.org/does-lightning-travel-up-or-down.htm

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Artistmike on February 13, 2013, 06:10:43 AM


A sad incident for the local fishing community ...... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21426938 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21426938)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 13, 2013, 09:12:35 AM
 
Driver finds owl trapped in car grille.

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21439857 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21439857)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 15, 2013, 11:57:02 AM

Crippled Carnival Triumph cruise ship reaches US coast

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21468632


                                                          ....schadenfreude?!   %)
Title: Anyone seen any meteorites lately
Post by: sjoormen on February 15, 2013, 01:58:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=90Omh7_I8vI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=90Omh7_I8vI)#
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34Os9T4R7Oo&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34Os9T4R7Oo&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 15, 2013, 02:30:28 PM

Great video sjoormen, real end of the world stuff!  :o

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21468116
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: sjoormen on February 15, 2013, 03:07:34 PM
Thanks, we really are very very small .
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Number 6 on February 15, 2013, 06:30:47 PM
Never underestimate the power of nature, it'll win every time...
 
Dave.  :o
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 18, 2013, 09:28:49 PM

Inspirational !   -   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21377627
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 19, 2013, 06:27:05 PM
 
New sea monsters!  :o  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21432226 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21432226)   :o
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on February 19, 2013, 07:39:37 PM
Almost 14 ft long !     ( at 1/96 scale )    What car has a back seat that long  %%
I guess the only way of transporting such a model would be in a TEU 20ft equiv Standard Container?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 21, 2013, 01:43:17 PM
 
Battleships!  :o   - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21528711 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21528711)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 06, 2013, 12:17:15 PM
 
Looks like they had a 'Mayhem at Wicksteed' off the coast of Panama...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21676646
Title: Biggest Model Battleship of All Time
Post by: Rob Wood on March 09, 2013, 05:49:09 AM
NYC Union Square, 1917 … that’s a full-sized battleship built of wood … used as a recruiting center during WWI.
(http://www.robwood.net/photos/wooden-battleship-1-100.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Biggest Model Battleship of All Time
Post by: Rob Wood on March 09, 2013, 06:08:20 AM
Here's the whole story on the 1:1 wooden battleship:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Recruit_%281917%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Recruit_%281917%29)

(http://www.robwood.net/photos/445px-USS_Recruit_(1917).jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pettyofficernick on March 09, 2013, 07:22:23 AM
I have removed post, due to a few sweary bits, here is a link instead

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=424064857677509&id=349274725156523
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Jerry C on March 09, 2013, 09:24:20 AM
At least you can't get moderated for talking politics. Even politics can't match them for the shambolic team they are!
Jerry.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pettyofficernick on March 09, 2013, 09:26:42 AM
Quite. It wasn't so much the politics, it's the amusing style in which he writes.....
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Jerry C on March 09, 2013, 09:32:52 AM
It had me and the memsahib in bulk.
Jerry.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pettyofficernick on March 09, 2013, 12:40:33 PM
Can't get to it Nick.

Dave

Link Fixed......

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=424149037669091&id=349274725156523
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: ardarossan on March 09, 2013, 02:43:10 PM
At least you can't get moderated for talking politics. Even politics can't match them for the shambolic team they are!
Jerry.

Err?.. Yes you can... 'No potentially inflammatory political, religious or other topics.'

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2186.msg21366.html#msg21366 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2186.msg21366.html#msg21366)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 09, 2013, 04:20:40 PM
 
 :police:    We'll allow the link but any discussions can be done on other sites.    :police:
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 15, 2013, 06:31:28 PM

HMS Belfast celebrates 75th anniversary

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21797856
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 16, 2013, 12:26:08 PM
 
Comedian Nor nor nor man _ _ _ _ _  Collier di di dies!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv4nR_BZl1Y

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21798955
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: heritorasphodel on March 16, 2013, 08:36:02 PM
Cargo vessel Danio has run aground on the Farne Island, with Seahouses Lifeboat in attendance. It is hoped she can be floated off safely.


www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-21813072
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Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Rob Wood on March 17, 2013, 12:01:09 AM
'Pirates' accused of stealing, crashing yacht...

Ever wonder about all of those sail boats that seem to be forgotten at marina docks?

(http://www.ksbw.com/image/view/-/19178038/medRes/7/-/maxh/358/maxw/538/-/1c0i5v/-/stolen-boat1-jpg.jpg)

Read Full Story (http://www.ksbw.com/news/central-california/san-francisco-bay-area/-Pirates-accused-of-stealing-crashing-yacht-are-Aptos-residents/-/5739064/19188472/-/b69h4y/-/index.html)

Rob
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 18, 2013, 08:47:20 AM
 
Iran state TV shows domestically built destroyer

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21823243
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pettyofficernick on March 18, 2013, 08:59:19 AM

Iran state TV shows domestically built destroyer

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21823243

They also claim to have built 'one of the most advanced stealth jet fighters in the world'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21307208
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: heritorasphodel on March 18, 2013, 12:12:31 PM
The stealth jet has been pretty much dismissed by both pilots and aircraft designers, as not only would the canopy interact with the pilot's helmet, there appears to be nothing plugged into the back of the instrument panel and the only photograph of it flying was clearly photoshopped.


Andrew
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on March 19, 2013, 06:08:49 PM

Iran state TV shows domestically built destroyer

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21823243 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21823243)

looks to me like a Vosper Thornycroft Frigate from about 1973, with cardboard missiles glued on, quick get the Bostik, its rattled loose {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pettyofficernick on March 19, 2013, 06:22:22 PM
I doubt very much whether Iran has the capability to build ships and aircraft. It was the Russians, I think that built their nuclear plant for them.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on March 20, 2013, 04:01:59 PM
looks to me like a Vosper Thornycroft Frigate from about 1973, with cardboard missiles glued on, quick get the Bostik, its rattled loose {-)


A bit like a Leyland car from the same era then.  {:-{  My old Marina
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on March 25, 2013, 03:48:08 PM
And now for something completely different...............
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-21923218 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-21923218)
Of course, no-one from Essex could possibly work out how to make two triangles from a square.........especially with a knife and fork to hand.
DM

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 28, 2013, 09:16:31 AM

Things that make you go....  :o :o :ol!!

Baby George King born at 15lbs 7oz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-21952025

Chinese bus driver survives after being hit by lamp post
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21960295

Driver jumps clear as truck falls from cliff in Norway
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17589298
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 09, 2013, 12:43:37 PM

Scary new weaponry!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22076705

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19205365
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: ardarossan on April 09, 2013, 04:31:31 PM
Scary new weaponry!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22076705

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19205365

Loving the 'Pack Horse' - Try putting that in a Beef-burger, Tesco!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 09, 2013, 05:17:38 PM
 {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 16, 2013, 01:59:23 PM

                (http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/67019000/jpg/_67019959_67019958.jpg)

     http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-22158829
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on April 16, 2013, 02:19:37 PM
                (http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/67019000/jpg/_67019959_67019958.jpg)

     http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-22158829 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-22158829)


I bet some old lady complained about people illegally parking in her back passage
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pettyofficernick on April 16, 2013, 02:26:37 PM
I wonder what local authority highways dept dimwit ordered those. Does it man you can't park your shopping trolley there? Good skive for a traffic warded though...... O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Shipmate60 on April 16, 2013, 04:50:48 PM
Its obvious.
You cant park your car, van or lorry on either side.

Bob
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 17, 2013, 12:02:51 PM

Royal Yacht Britannia at 60  -    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-22122763 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-22122763)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on April 17, 2013, 12:13:57 PM
Its obvious.
You cant park your car, van or lorry on either side.

Bob


Or motorbike.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 17, 2013, 12:14:58 PM
Quote
I wonder what local authority highways dept dimwit ordered those.

It wasn't a local authority highways dimwit. It was a private contractor employee dimwit who took in on themselves to do it!
 
Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pettyofficernick on April 17, 2013, 01:05:48 PM

It wasn't a local authority highways dimwit. It was a private contractor employee dimwit who took in on themselves to do it!
 
Colin
I didn't think private contractors were allowed to paint things on the roads without prior consent from the local authorities.....
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: ardarossan on April 17, 2013, 01:20:42 PM

It wasn't a local authority highways dimwit. It was a private contractor employee dimwit who took in on themselves to do it!
 
Colin

I think you're (all) beng a bit harsh on the guy. Can you imagine what would have hapened if he'd tried writing NO PARKING instead?!

Andy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pettyofficernick on April 17, 2013, 01:21:26 PM
I think you're (all) beng a bit harsh on the guy. Can you imagine what would have hapened if he'd tried writing NO PARKING instead?!

Andy

 :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on April 17, 2013, 04:35:56 PM
Probably would have needed a spell checker %%

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 03, 2013, 03:30:32 PM

Impressive! - Solar Impulse plane starts bid to cross US

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22369680

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/67404000/jpg/_67404720_67404719.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 08, 2013, 12:19:05 PM

Deaths reported as ship hits Genoa port control tower.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22444421


The ship was manoeuvring out of the port with the help of tugboats in calm conditions, on its way to Naples, reports said.
'Utterly shocked'

The cause of the crash was not immediately clear, but Genoa's Il Secolo XIX newspaper quoted the Jolly Nero's captain as saying that two engines appeared to have failed and "we lost control of the ship".

The head of the Genoa Port Authority, Luigi Merlo, told the newspaper: "It's very difficult to explain how this could have happened because the ship should not have been where it was."

He described conditions in the port at the time of the crash as "perfect"

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on May 09, 2013, 07:16:29 AM
HMS Caroline gets Lottery boost
 
The last surviving WW1 warship - HMS Caroline - gets a Heritage Lottery Fund boost towards its full restoration.   
HMS Caroline fought at the battle of Jutland, and after being restored will be on public display at Belfast's Titanic Quarter
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-22449280 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-22449280)
Title: HMS Caroline
Post by: Jonty on May 09, 2013, 11:06:24 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-22449280

[Put this here rather than in Full Scale Ships as I thought more people would see it.]

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 09, 2013, 01:09:40 PM

Also see: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,39059.0.html
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Vidion on May 09, 2013, 01:41:35 PM
aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2321799/Navys-aircraft-carrier-HMS-Illustrious-passes-Thames-Barrier-visit-London.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2321799/Navys-aircraft-carrier-HMS-Illustrious-passes-Thames-Barrier-visit-London.html)
 
 
some nice pics of her going through the barrier up the thames
 
 
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Vidion on May 09, 2013, 01:43:42 PM
  german cruise ship seeks the high and dry
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2321848/Cruise-passengers-left-high-dry-hours-ship-gets-stuck-sandbank.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2321848/Cruise-passengers-left-high-dry-hours-ship-gets-stuck-sandbank.html)
 
 
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Shipmate60 on May 09, 2013, 02:09:00 PM
The Cruise Ship interesting, the Kelly Brook advert stunning!!!!!
 
Bob
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: CF-FZG on May 09, 2013, 09:29:05 PM
The Cruise Ship interesting, the Kelly Brook advert stunning!!!!!

What cruise ship O0


Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: CF-FZG on May 09, 2013, 09:34:01 PM
The cause of the crash was not immediately clear, but Genoa's Il Secolo XIX newspaper quoted the Jolly Nero's captain as saying that two engines appeared to have failed and "we lost control of the ship".

Martin,

It reported 'one of the Jolly Nero's Pilots' saying that.

There was another bit saying
Quote
The ship's captain is being investigated by prosecutors with a view to possible manslaughter charges.

Although I thought that the ship is under the control of the harbour pilot until it is clear of the port {:-{   (yeah, I know that ultimately the buck stops at the ships captain)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 10, 2013, 09:36:59 AM

New Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier begins to take shape.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22474019
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 20, 2013, 10:49:22 AM
Carrier Ark Royal sets sail on final journey

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22593477

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22513349
Title: FAREWELL ARK ROYAL
Post by: Rottweiler on May 20, 2013, 01:32:05 PM
H.M.S.ARK ROYAL,is just leaving Portsmouth on her final journey to a srapyard in Turkey.A sad time for the Royal Navy,and a famous name in Naval History.
Mick F
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 22, 2013, 03:49:44 PM

Town Mayor Terry Buckle drives his car into Tesco Express store in Moreton Hall
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-22619361

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/67745000/jpg/_67745950_da59312c-1615-4e5b-ae07-0735cfe0f8f8.jpg)
Bystander with Two Heads says:
"I saw the whole thing.... twice!"
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: CF-FZG on May 22, 2013, 09:43:41 PM

 British soldier has been murdered on the streets of London outside Woolwich barracks
Not for discussion on Mayhem. - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22634468
Title: Re: This Day In 'Boating' History
Post by: TailUK on May 30, 2013, 09:13:58 AM
30/05/2013  Tudor warship Mary Rose goes on display in a custom built museum along with 19,000 items salvaged from the wreck.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-22691645
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Vidion on June 04, 2013, 09:14:29 AM
 
How NOT to launch your boat :)
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2335331/Dramatic-video-captures-ship-launch-going-horribly-wrong.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2335331/Dramatic-video-captures-ship-launch-going-horribly-wrong.html)
 
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 13, 2013, 05:16:39 PM


Man survives three days trapped under sea

   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-22892658
Title: Re: In the News !!! - DUKW Sinks in Liverpool
Post by: ardarossan on June 15, 2013, 11:43:47 PM
Yellow 'Duckmarine' sinks in Albert Dock in Liverpool

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-22922039 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-22922039)

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/68197000/jpg/_68197314_katiecollinsduckmarine.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pettyofficernick on June 16, 2013, 12:03:21 AM
Watched it on Sky News earlier this evening, They were only just back on the water after the sinking in March. Bearing in mind they must be at least 70 years old, maybe they should stick to the roads in future.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: CF-FZG on June 16, 2013, 12:36:31 AM
Yellow 'Duckmarine' sinks in Albert Dock in Liverpool

With their history, is there any truth in the rumoured name change to "The Yellow Submarine Company" ok2
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: ardarossan on June 16, 2013, 02:07:33 AM
Watched it on Sky News earlier this evening, They were only just back on the water after the sinking in March. Bearing in mind they must be at least 70 years old, maybe they should stick to the roads in future.

"they must be at least 70 years old, maybe they should stick to the roads in future." - Where there's absolutley no chance of 'em being involved on a major Road Traffic Accident instead!  {-)

Andy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Liverbudgie on June 16, 2013, 11:49:21 AM
I hear this morning that this was the vehicle that the Queen toured the area in last year, it did not look to stable then with a heavy list to starboard; I put it down to the Leader of Liverpool council and the lady Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside and her husband being on that side though.
LB
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pettyofficernick on June 16, 2013, 03:49:04 PM
Imagine the uproar if it had dumped HM The Queen into the Albert Dock. Heads will have rolled!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 16, 2013, 07:18:02 PM
Is that now the 2nd one to sink within a year in Albert Dock ?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 16, 2013, 07:22:45 PM
 
Did I read somewhere that even from new they were prone to leak,s hence multiple bilge pumps
were factory fitted?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 16, 2013, 07:49:47 PM
Just read that yes, this is the 2nd one in 3 months to sink.. %%
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: JayDee on June 16, 2013, 08:34:37 PM
Hello,
Years ago we used to have a Model Boat Show at the Albert Dock, used to sail around the "weather mans island" with my schooner.
A new Harbour master stopped us from sailing " In case the full sized boats got damaged ".
Did he know something that we didnt??.
John.  ok2
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 21, 2013, 10:14:33 PM
Yellow Duckmarime in administration
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-23009846 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-23009846)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on June 21, 2013, 11:33:04 PM

Man survives three days trapped under sea

   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-22892658 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-22892658)

that is a most incredible and moving story.....the guy will make a million just advertising coca cola alone, lol
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on June 22, 2013, 08:23:02 AM
I hope Mick Burke and his wife are OK. This lot is right on his doorstep.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23000926 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23000926)
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on June 22, 2013, 08:27:07 AM
He has just posted on here talking to you Dave

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on June 22, 2013, 04:55:11 PM
From Mick earlier today

the city of Calgary is suffering the worst flood in living memory with 75,000 people evacuated up to now. Also a lot of local towns & villages have been just about washed away

It didn't sound like Mick was having any personal difficulties but Mick isn't our only Calgary member so fingers crossed for them all.

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!! Ferry hits Harwich Dock
Post by: ardarossan on June 22, 2013, 09:21:13 PM
Sirena Seaways ferry damaged hitting Harwich dock

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23014901 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23014901)

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/68322000/jpg/_68322023_huntley1.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on June 22, 2013, 09:37:13 PM
Ken really shouldn't be RC'ing while suffering sinusitis.  {-)

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 25, 2013, 11:55:26 PM

Modelzone shops in financial trouble:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/10141388/2000-jobs-at-risk-as-Dwell-Internacionale-Ark-and-ModelZone-head-for-administration.html
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BrianB6 on June 26, 2013, 04:46:23 AM
No wonder they are going broke if they cannot even get the right scales for model railways.  <*<
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Vidion on June 29, 2013, 10:25:40 PM
 
 
article and pics of emma maersk
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2351510/Emma-Maersk-Revealing-photos-gigantic-proportions-worlds-largest-shipping-containers.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2351510/Emma-Maersk-Revealing-photos-gigantic-proportions-worlds-largest-shipping-containers.html)
 
 
and a fast ferry
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2351454/Meet-Francisco-The-fastest-ferry-planet-jet-engines-propel-1000-passengers-150-cars-67-MPH.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2351454/Meet-Francisco-The-fastest-ferry-planet-jet-engines-propel-1000-passengers-150-cars-67-MPH.html)
 
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BrianB6 on June 30, 2013, 05:44:05 AM



and a fast ferry
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2351454/Meet-Francisco-The-fastest-ferry-planet-jet-engines-propel-1000-passengers-150-cars-67-MPH.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2351454/Meet-Francisco-The-fastest-ferry-planet-jet-engines-propel-1000-passengers-150-cars-67-MPH.html)
 
 
Australian, OF COURSE.  O0
http://www.incat.com.au/
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 02, 2013, 11:50:49 AM
 
Magnificent Mallard: The world's fastest steam locomotive - BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23137106
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: sparkey on July 02, 2013, 01:20:07 PM
 :-)) I believe that they had to rebuild all the running gear after that epic record run,not only is Mallard a great engine but a lot of the credit must go to the driver and fireman who knew every inch of that road and worked their socks off to break the record,when I was about 10 years old I had a ride on the foot plate,all I can recall was the roar of the fire and we accessed the engine through the tender in a tunnel, happy days full of wonder,I don't think you could get away with that today with all the health and safety regs.,Ray. :-)) :-)) :-))     
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: sparkey on July 02, 2013, 01:25:14 PM
 :-)) Another great engine I got to ride on was Cock-of-the-north I wonder if it got scrapped or is still around somewhere hope so,Ray. :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Liverbudgie on July 02, 2013, 02:23:23 PM
Unfortunately not, BUT see here: http://www.streamlinep2.co.uk/locomotive_history.html (http://www.streamlinep2.co.uk/locomotive_history.html)
LB
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on July 02, 2013, 09:38:01 PM
They are trying to build another http://www.streamlinep2.co.uk/our_aims.html

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on July 03, 2013, 08:19:44 AM
But how much longer will Mallard's record continue? --- http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/cities/new-biomass-powered-train-to-travel-at-130-mph/3286 (http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/cities/new-biomass-powered-train-to-travel-at-130-mph/3286)
Tony
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 03, 2013, 09:18:27 AM

I was interested to hear that the Mallard wasn't really attempting the speed record but it was originally scheduled for a brake test!  :o
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Jerry C on July 03, 2013, 09:25:49 AM
Don't know if this is correct but my father always referred to his dynomometer as a "brake". The brake in this case being a centrifugal pump pumping water. The load on the engine being tested was increased by opening the discharge valve on the pump. For cold weather testing the engine under test was coupled to a big fan.  He always said that the dynos in use at many "tuning" places today are not real dynos in the true sense of the word.
Jerry.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on July 03, 2013, 09:38:00 AM
I was interested to hear that the Mallard wasn't really attempting the speed record but it was originally scheduled for a brake test!  :o
That was what we now call a "cover story" to keep the accountants happy beforehand and the press quiet just in case. 
The dynamometer car was essentially a travelling spring balance to measure drawbar pull and a collection of other instruments to measure brake line pressure and co-incidentally a very accurate speedometer.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on July 03, 2013, 10:43:39 AM
Quote
But how much longer will Mallard's record continue?

  Amusing that they show an old funnel top engine, you can be assured that not only will they not be using that type but is more likely to look like one of the latest designs and it certainly won't have valve gear. More likely to have a steam turbine so Mallards type record won't be beaten.
 
  Regards  Ian
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 04, 2013, 02:11:56 PM
Computer mouse inventor Douglas Engelbart dies.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23176610

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/03/tech/mouse-inventor-dies/index.html



(http://s7.computerhistory.org/is/image/CHM/500004646-03-01?$re-zoomed$)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 05, 2013, 11:17:02 PM
 
HMS Alliance: Makeover for last surviving WWII submarine

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23207825
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 23, 2013, 01:27:07 AM

Obituary: Comedian Mel Smith
( as a teenager, Mel made me laugh till I cried!)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23394871
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23388743
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23390305
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23391760
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Haliyy on July 23, 2013, 03:32:51 AM
Oh,I'd never thought Norway is so     :o
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Haliyy on July 23, 2013, 03:39:58 AM
You know there are cheaters every where.... :police:
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Tug-Kenny on July 23, 2013, 09:58:54 AM


                                               ?


ken

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on July 23, 2013, 10:17:45 AM
In OZ.......we hear there has been certain commotion in UK..........about a new born bub....so best wishes to ....
The bub
The parents
The grand parent
The great grand parents
......& finally our remembrance of Princess Diana..........she would have been so pleased......Derek  :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on July 23, 2013, 10:38:35 AM
In OZ.......we hear there has been certain commotion in UK..........about a new born bub....so best wishes to ....
The bub
The parents
The grand parent
The great grand parents
......& finally our remembrance of Princess Diana..........she would have been so pleased......Derek  :-))
I liked the quote from the BBC 24 Hour News guy outside the hospital yesterday morning:
"There will be much more from here during the day....................but none of it news".
Name? I see 'George' is the bookies' favourite (6/1) although my money's on 'Kevin'.
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on July 23, 2013, 10:45:18 AM
King Wayne has a nice ring to it but my moneys on Jimmy :-))


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Stavros on July 23, 2013, 11:17:27 AM
All this hoo ha for goodness sake it is only another flipping royal who you and ithe taxpayers will end up paying for ..........rant over


Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on July 23, 2013, 11:35:20 AM
hello

you're lucky
newspaper home today as good news
here with us as bad news, taxes, heat, increased
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on July 23, 2013, 11:52:38 AM
All this hoo ha for goodness sake it is only another flipping royal who you and ithe taxpayers will end up paying for ..........rant over


Dave


Indeed to goodness Daffyd,
One day He will be your Prince of Wales  %) %)


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on July 23, 2013, 12:45:50 PM
hello

you're lucky
newspaper home today as good news
here with us as bad news, taxes, heat, increased
We're just having a short break from all of that for a few days, J-P.
Stav
There are a lot more people, wholly supported by the taxpayer, who do less towards it than the royals. That, however, is veering towards the political and so we must not discuss it further here.
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on July 23, 2013, 01:17:28 PM
There are a lot more people, wholly supported by the taxpayer, who do less towards it than the royals.

Here here.. :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 23, 2013, 01:26:50 PM
Dennis Farina died yesterday
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23413356 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23413356)


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001199/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001199/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1)


used to enjoy the cop show he did "crime story"
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 23, 2013, 01:54:50 PM
All this hoo ha for goodness sake it is only another flipping royal who you and ithe taxpayers will end up paying for ..........rant over

Dave

We'll do the same for you and Kelly soon Dave!   O0
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on July 23, 2013, 01:55:34 PM
I never knew he was actually a real Chicago police officer before he took up acting. All we ever got in that line was John Stalker trying to flog blinds and awnings!
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: raflaunches on July 23, 2013, 10:13:53 PM
Whilst at work the BAe intranet system informed me that the last Astute class submarine has been laid down, to be named HMS Ajax, the first two Astute and Ambush have been fully accepted into service today too. Hopefully they will prove to be purposeful vessel and the Astute incident was just a glitch!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Liverbudgie on July 24, 2013, 12:41:55 AM
Ajax is certainly the last of the Astute class to date, however, she has yet to laid down - thought the long lead items have been ordered.
HMS Agamemnon was laid down last week though, on the 18th to be precise. So smacked wrists for whoever runs the BAE intranet.
LB
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: sjoormen on July 25, 2013, 02:08:42 PM
Train accident in Spain, very very sad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag_mL_7oBqs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag_mL_7oBqs)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on July 25, 2013, 03:13:30 PM
this is an accident that should never have happened with a French TGV.

its design that it would stay on track and cars clinging to each other.
And multiple security would have worked.
Since the TGV runs there were only six wounded
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: sjoormen on July 25, 2013, 05:57:02 PM
Ah, so if understand correctly, this is not from Spain?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on July 25, 2013, 06:08:16 PM
That is Spain.
The train does not have the TGV safety system.
RIP all those who lost their lives.

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on July 25, 2013, 07:23:56 PM
The package is designed as an ordinary train wagon = hooked to a car.
Accident cars overlap.
The TVG is an articulated whole. There were accidents but never the cars broke away, or mounted on top of each other.
However, when two TGV sets are hung up on the second could the first.
This has never happened

TGV and can not go faster than what is expected at the place of safety Xcar stop the train
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: wartsilaone on July 26, 2013, 12:37:49 AM
The Talgo 250 involved in this accident have two power cars at each end with articulated carriages in between just like the TGV.
Due to the speed the first carriage tipped over and left the rails. It did not ride over the overs, it simply fell over.
For a short time this carriage dragged the coaches behind and the power car in front off the rails before detaching. The rear of the two front power cars then pulled the front power car into the ballast, You can see in the footage how the rear bogie boggs down causing it roll over.
Once the train has left the rails there is nothing to stop the whole thing folding up in a concertina.


I would have thought that the safety equipment on this train would have never let the driver go so fast in this area.


Ali (your resident train driver)     
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on July 26, 2013, 07:29:07 AM
hello

it happened that the TGV sets, high-speed network on the north I think. The whole train is out of the way but the system has prevented the cars overlap.

Of course, the TGV is not immune to a drama .............
 
Talgo is inspired by the TGV, but there are differences, I am not a technician railway, but I can get that
Best regards
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on July 26, 2013, 10:37:44 AM
http://www.emdx.org/rail/30ansTGV/A-PartieMecanique.html (http://www.emdx.org/rail/30ansTGV/A-PartieMecanique.html)
 
the difference is that the TGV has only one bogie between cars
 
Talgo bogies and two would be equipped with a tilting system

System that has not had time to take action in this accident

the system on the Talgo could be adapted to the old Spanish channels that do not have the same spacing as the international routes

All this makes the axles, made in Spain, especially for the AVE does not provide the necessary rigidity poue entering a curve at that speed.

The AVE is designed for 180/250 km straight line
 
(http://i36.servimg.com/u/f36/15/37/42/64/train11.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3026&u=15374264)
 
best regards
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on July 26, 2013, 11:17:13 AM
Brace yerselves for another gnashing of hair and rending of teeth, 4 boats (ex RN) to be scrapped and recycled just announced.
 
  Regards  Ian.
 
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on July 26, 2013, 12:27:39 PM
Not much else to be done with them, rotting away up the trot. We are unlikely to be fighting any proper wars any time soon. Chop em up...Any civilians stranded ashore in foreign lands can always call on Ryan Air :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on July 26, 2013, 02:41:44 PM
Only if they can pay the baggage and toilet charges.
 
  Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: sparkey on July 26, 2013, 02:55:27 PM
 >>:-( Then they lose your luggage and treat you like cattle and if that's not enough they cancel your flight,welcome to modern customer services take it or leave it,Ray. >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(   
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on July 28, 2013, 10:01:29 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23482705


French police are liaising with forces in North East England.  It seems the guy was humming something that sounded like "Durham, Durham, - Durham Durham Durham"
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on July 29, 2013, 06:31:17 AM
 :-))
 
according to a person familiar with the matter but wishing to remain anonymous thief would ROBIN HOOD.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 29, 2013, 08:53:01 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23482705 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23482705)


French police are liaising with forces in North East England.  It seems the guy was humming something that sounded like "Durham, Durham, - Durham Durham Durham"


took me a moment or to figure that one out!
 {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on August 05, 2013, 01:11:43 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23575249 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23575249)
This could herald the end of civilisation as we know it................ Al Quaeda must already have plans in place for a mass attack on Chelsea.
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on August 05, 2013, 02:03:39 PM
thank you for telling me DAVE! I do not go to the toilet ...........
never
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on August 05, 2013, 04:48:39 PM
Dave - anybody dumb enough to buy one of those things totally deserves anything that happens to them, including the action replay and having marks for style posted on twitter.
Gazou - thank you, but just too much information there.....
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on August 05, 2013, 05:05:06 PM
I wanted to tell the toilet there!

too dangerous!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: raflaunches on August 06, 2013, 07:46:11 PM
Whether you thought his tactics were correct or not in the Falkland Islands, it's a sad day for the Navy to say goodbye to Admiral 'Sandy' Woodwood, Commander of the fleet that retook the islands in 1982.
Admiral Woodwood died yesterday after a long illness, aged 81.


After the Falklands conflict he was awarded the Segrave Trophy for racing to the islands in three weeks, a record at the time, normally awarded to Land or Water Speed record challengers or racing drivers.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: sjoormen on August 14, 2013, 12:29:17 PM
Explosion on INS Sindhurakshak
http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/watch-video-of-explosion-on-ins-sindhurakshak/286797 (http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/watch-video-of-explosion-on-ins-sindhurakshak/286797)

RIP to the crewmen
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on August 14, 2013, 01:44:11 PM
it will work less well  O0   {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on August 14, 2013, 04:23:49 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23575249 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23575249)
This could herald the end of civilisation as we know it................ Al Quaeda must already have plans in place for a mass attack on Chelsea.
DM

you mean they've fitted loo's inside Stamford Bridge footy stadium...life will never be the same................ {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: disaster in the ouse near goole
Post by: portside II on August 21, 2013, 11:18:47 PM
I heard the fire brigade going past and then was told about this,
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-23768366
Bit of a bad do for the couple on board, but at least they were un-harmed.
daz
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 08, 2013, 09:58:26 PM
 
Builders of Spain’s InTempo skyscraper forget to add lifts!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intempo

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/spain/130810/47-story-intempo-skyscraper-built-without-elevator

http://www.news.com.au/travel/world/skyhigh-stuff-up-47-storeys-but-no-way-up/story-e6frfqai-1226694153983

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/builders-spain-intempo-skyscraper-forget-add-elevators-161559230.html




Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on September 08, 2013, 10:10:22 PM
I'd hate to be a musician living in the penthouse suite.....
 
"now how can I break it to you guys..........I want my grand piano taking up to.................."
 
 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
 
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: surfs up on September 11, 2013, 10:59:06 AM
Model maker creates courgette submarine
 
Full story
 
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/model-maker-creates-courgette-submarine-1-5475881 (http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/model-maker-creates-courgette-submarine-1-5475881)
 
 %% O0 :embarrassed:
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on September 11, 2013, 02:30:32 PM
Model maker creates courgette submarine
 
Full story
 
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/model-maker-creates-courgette-submarine-1-5475881 (http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/model-maker-creates-courgette-submarine-1-5475881)
 
 %% O0 :embarrassed:
The hunt for Green Oktobre?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 13, 2013, 11:02:08 AM
 
Guinness Record: Living with world's longest fingernails.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24073816 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24073816)


.... what a pointless human being!  >:-o
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on September 13, 2013, 12:22:21 PM
The record should be living with the person living with the longest finger nails in the world without snipping them off in the middle of the night, still, good for picking your nose...and the person next to you :}
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on September 13, 2013, 12:30:39 PM
     
 
            http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24026153 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24026153)
 
   Oh dear, James Tiberius is going to have an L of a problem in a few hundred years  >>:-(
 
  Regards  Ian
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on September 13, 2013, 02:23:47 PM
Volunteers wanted for a one way ticket to Mars.
 
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/22/world/mars-one-way-ticket/index.html (http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/22/world/mars-one-way-ticket/index.html) ;)
 
Tony
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on September 13, 2013, 03:31:42 PM
Quote
still, good for picking your nose...and the person next to you
Or scratching your stomach - from the inside....
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: warspite on September 13, 2013, 03:54:52 PM
no wonder the machine world were miffed when vejer turned up, all the putonium poisening. >>:-(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on September 13, 2013, 04:41:14 PM
Volunteers wanted for a one way ticket to Mars.
 
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/22/world/mars-one-way-ticket/index.html (http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/22/world/mars-one-way-ticket/index.html) ;)
 
Tony

Not going unless I can take my yachts and they are
building a 3acre boating lake, no make that 10 acres
and a clubhouse :} :}

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!! RNLI
Post by: rnli12 on September 15, 2013, 10:15:58 AM
Nice article on the RNLI in the Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2420630/Dramatic-images-lifeboats-battling-British-seas-glimpse-work-volunteers-risk-lives-save-lost-sea.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2420630/Dramatic-images-lifeboats-battling-British-seas-glimpse-work-volunteers-risk-lives-save-lost-sea.html)
Title: Re: In the News !!! RNLI
Post by: mersey dave on September 15, 2013, 10:31:13 AM
Nice article on the RNLI in the Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2420630/Dramatic-images-lifeboats-battling-British-seas-glimpse-work-volunteers-risk-lives-save-lost-sea.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2420630/Dramatic-images-lifeboats-battling-British-seas-glimpse-work-volunteers-risk-lives-save-lost-sea.html)

Brilliant read thanks for posting it on......I will now look out for the book. :-)) :-)) :-))

Regards Dave.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on September 15, 2013, 05:24:51 PM
amazon are taking advanced orders on it with a reduction in cost if you do of about 12 quid.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 17, 2013, 05:00:34 PM
 
Is it me or is this BBC reporter absolutely relishing the deaths at the Washington Naval base yesterday?!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24121152
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 20, 2013, 11:09:50 AM

Vickers VC10 jetliners fly last mission from RAF Brize Norton.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-24165590
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 24, 2013, 09:33:52 AM
 
Triumph Herald covered 20 miles in 52 years
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-24204080
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 25, 2013, 03:20:08 PM
 
America's Cup: 162 years of evolution
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sailing/22497995
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tonyH on September 25, 2013, 08:15:20 PM

Vickers VC10 jetliners fly last mission from RAF Brize Norton.


'blinking!' 'ell, I remember coming back from Akrotiri in one of them in 1968, seats pointing backwards just in case they crashed and the crew all plugged into the Test Match.
 
Them was the days {:-{
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on September 26, 2013, 10:42:48 PM
In The News
 
Q:   What is the biggest break in snooker
 
A:   Stephen Lee    -    12 years

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/snooker/24223268
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 29, 2013, 05:03:36 PM
 
Thames vessel tourists jump into river to escape fire
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24323395

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Guy Bagley on September 29, 2013, 07:36:38 PM
been on these things numerous times, - really sad to think one of these 'old timers' is no more,


however  glad everyone got off ok, there is very little freeboard so a dive into the drink is not a huge leap of faith.....but sad all round.....for both the passengers and the owners of such a craft.....
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on September 29, 2013, 09:26:55 PM
It's another of those DUKW's.................same as those that have been stopped from operating in Liverpool.
 
Isn't it about time these old things were consigned to classic car and truck rallies and not for ferrying paying customers around..........at this age they are a lethal accident just waiting to happen.
 
might look nice and nostalgic but they are b***** death traps. >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
Title: Oops. Duck tour goes awry.
Post by: grub on September 29, 2013, 09:32:25 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24323395 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24323395)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Guy Bagley on September 30, 2013, 09:51:42 AM
- i can only speak about london duck tours of which i have some experience.... but i think the owners /operators  have heavily upgraded these machines, the london vessels have all been re engined with upto date modern isuzu diesels for both efficiency and to comply with particulate emissions, - having been a passenger on one of these vessels  (several times)  the crew are very competent, with a driver for the on road part of the journey and changing to a  maritime ' master' at the wet section of the journey- the safety breifing as you set off is comprehensive and better that the one you get on a standard thames  tourist trip boat....probably due to the unusual nature of the vessel.... however if the passengers on the duckw are from overseas i wounder how much of the briefing got through ?
 
i would n't say they're death traps,- they're old, yes.... however these are useable 'classiscs'  and  needed to be treated as such...
 
 they are more than adequate to cope with london traffic on road and my experience of these vessels in water are also positive... they cope with the tidal thames, - there is not a huge amount of freeboard i grant you that, but they have radio comms with HQ and a passenger log is done before setting off , a qualified master is at the helm and in addition you have a  steward aboard at all times, vessel has passenger floatation devices, lifejackets and the required safety gear... the fact the sides are open  with just canvas roll down sides means method of escape is easier than in a 'glazed vessel'
 
dont write them off as a death trap- they are a valid tourist attraction in london and abit of floating/ driving history
 
i wont specualte as to what is the cause -and i have no idea what went on in liverpool, but  just glad no one was hurt or killed in londons recent event...
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on October 01, 2013, 11:11:26 AM
Are these classed as Thames Lighters?
 
  Coat, got. :embarrassed:
 
 
   Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Guy Bagley on October 01, 2013, 10:13:03 PM
lol  {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on October 04, 2013, 01:12:35 PM
Hello,
 
Just seen this announcement on ebay, Wonder how much this will affect things like Giant Cod etc..
 
Recently the Hong Kong Post announced that all items posted by air are now subject to x-ray screening for regulated materials. This additional screening may cause delayed shipment due to no fault of the seller, so if you purchased an item from a seller in Hong Kong, please allow extra time for delivery - at least a week more than the seller’s stated delivery time.
Also note that items containing the regulated materials are being returned directly to sellers and not delivered to the buyer. These items may include:
· Items with lithium batteries such as video cameras, walkie talkies/2-way radios, GPS devices, radio-controlled toys, Bluetooth headsets, smartphones/mobiles, laptop computers, shavers, power drills, tablets and portable DVD players
· Liquid beauty products, including fragrances, colognes, lotions, and toner
· Items with “eliquids” such as electronic cigarettes and lighters
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on October 05, 2013, 02:01:29 AM
It looks like the issue is Li batteries. As long as your item does not have Li or liquids in them, there will only be a delay.
I should imagine that initially the HKPO will be busy returning lots of items to sellers. But the market will soon get into line with the new regs and the speed of the operators/scanning will improve. I would assume that the length of delays will reduce quickly.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 05, 2013, 09:07:29 AM
 
BBC. Apprentices to bring back the lost art of boat building.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24406187
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: imsinking on October 05, 2013, 09:46:57 AM

BBC. Apprentices to bring back the lost art of boat building.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24406187 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24406187)
Think it'll be a non starter , too many 'auld asses' have past on without handing down their skill's , the same thing's happened in the normal shipyards , closed them all down ,sacked everyone & then start wingeing about 'the lack of skill's' . . . with politicians like ours you dont need enemies , anyone see the Quest prog' about the triple E ship build ? "we put them together in 37 weeks . . . COME ON  %%  if you believe that your SIMPLE  {:-{  any ship has "lead time" which can be up to 2 years . . . they might ASSEMBLE the hull in 37 weeks from block sections , BUT how long's it taken to construct the blocks ? This is a yankee fad to put deadlines on everything . . .
Bill  >>:-(  (ex shipyarder)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on October 05, 2013, 10:13:19 AM
Wonder how many "New" apprentice schemes will be invented now the price of lottery tickets has doubled?
 
  Regards  Ian
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Mad Scientist on October 06, 2013, 12:15:23 AM
It's another of those DUKW's.................same as those that have been stopped from operating in Liverpool.
 
Isn't it about time these old things were consigned to classic car and truck rallies and not for ferrying paying customers around..........at this age they are a lethal accident just waiting to happen.
 
might look nice and nostalgic but they are b***** death traps. >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(

Are they DUKW craft from WWII?
FWIW, our 'Harbour Hoppers' are U.S war-surplus machines from their ill-advised Vietnam misadventure.
 
Tom
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Post by: GAZOU on October 22, 2013, 06:46:37 PM
AH AH AH !
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-24522240 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-24522240)
 
you are unmasked O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on October 23, 2013, 12:37:30 PM
 :-))
 
the "Tour de France " rolls UK
it from LEEDS
3 steps ...............
and promised
there will be no doping   <*<
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: regiment on October 23, 2013, 04:13:02 PM
  hi all how long did it take the yanks  to build the liberty ships?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Mad Scientist on October 24, 2013, 12:47:40 AM
An average build time of 42 days, from an article on about.com
 
Tom
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Post by: derekwarner on October 24, 2013, 10:13:16 AM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ...."build time of 42 day"...this may be calendar wise ...a time line....but there were many contributing factors
1. prefabricated hull plates for welding :o
2. steam engines waiting on the dockside for installation :-))
3. everything else waiting on the dockside for installation :D
If we think of the T Model Ford as being the first production line product .....think again of the US built Liberty ships as the first marine version of a production line......
Don't despair Bellay........some model ships take 20 years to build............  :embarrassed: Derek
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: regiment on October 24, 2013, 10:41:51 AM
thanks for reply
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 30, 2013, 03:30:22 PM
 
Dell users: Latitude 6430u laptops 'smell of cat urine'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24741832
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on October 30, 2013, 05:49:43 PM
simply walk in front of the computer mouse and the cat goes out.
a hammer blow on the head and you will be quiet O0
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: surfs up on October 31, 2013, 09:44:13 AM
 
A MODEL of a yacht made by world-renowned boat builders Camper and Nicholsons has been sold at auction for £2,520.
 
 
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/model-boat-sails-away-for-2-500-at-auction-1-5636055 (http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/model-boat-sails-away-for-2-500-at-auction-1-5636055)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BrianB6 on October 31, 2013, 09:51:12 AM
Who made the model?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Tug-Kenny on October 31, 2013, 11:00:41 AM

Quote from the web page

Quote
The boat was made by workers in the famous boat builder’s yard, in Gosport in about 1937.


ken

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: surfs up on October 31, 2013, 08:02:44 PM

3D model used to help restore HMS Victory





http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/3d-model-used-to-help-restore-hms-victory-1-5637018
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on November 01, 2013, 02:14:32 AM

A MODEL of a yacht made by world-renowned boat builders Camper and Nicholsons has been sold at auction for £2,520.
 
 
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/model-boat-sails-away-for-2-500-at-auction-1-5636055 (http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/model-boat-sails-away-for-2-500-at-auction-1-5636055)


I am assuming that this is what they call an 'architect's model'. These architects models were originally built to show the client what they will be getting, before the full scale ship is built. They are getting rarer now and usually fetch a lot of money. The workmanship is always very high.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on November 04, 2013, 11:11:20 AM
Royal Navy aircraft carrier costs 'to double'
 
It seems that our under-construction aircaft carriers are set to double in cost over orginal contract according the BBC News report,  and that does not include any aircaft
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24801942 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24801942)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on November 04, 2013, 11:16:29 AM
Twas ever thus <:(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Guy Bagley on November 04, 2013, 11:21:35 AM
and they say HS 2 costs wont rise.... yeah right !
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on November 04, 2013, 12:03:16 PM
But it won't cost millions to lay a few fibre optic cables between London and Leeds. Saves a lot of MP's claiming fuel expenses.
 
  Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on November 04, 2013, 04:48:36 PM
..why stop at Leeds ...or why even start at Londres ? <*< >>:-( %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on November 04, 2013, 05:22:47 PM
Yeah, bypass Leeds and stop at Berwick on Tweed.

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on November 04, 2013, 05:33:23 PM
WHIT !!!!!!   Why ?   No Gaelic pixels/electrons or whatsthiernames >>:-( ?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on November 04, 2013, 05:39:45 PM
Sorry Duncan,
Thought you were a foreign country with your own MP's
(Money Pocketers)

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on November 04, 2013, 07:47:42 PM
Any negative feelings I might just possibly want to express would probably break my employers social media policy. So I will just say I am absolutely positive in what I think about HS2 !

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on November 04, 2013, 08:17:46 PM
Sorry Duncan,
Thought you were a foreign country with your own MP's
(Money Pocketers)

Ned
They are called MSPs  and the "S" doesn't have to denote their nationality >:-o
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: regiment on November 04, 2013, 08:21:45 PM
  if the hs2 is built what will it run on.. because by the time it is built we will have no electric/ so the experts say  bring back the steam trains and use british coal
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on November 04, 2013, 08:32:52 PM
No problem, nuclear power stations are being reintroduced and long cables are being produced to cope.  :D
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on November 05, 2013, 12:38:47 AM
... and it will still run on rails.  O0
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BarryM on November 07, 2013, 10:24:38 AM
A letter writer to the 'Scotsman' (6/11/13), whom I quote below in abridged form, suggested:-
 
"A far more sensible suggestion was made by the Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins, Tesco, Sainsbury and hauliers to re-open the Great Central Line which was closed by the Tories in the 1960s.
It is still almost intact except for a 50 mile stretch between Calvert and Leicester. All of its infrastructure of trackbeds, bridges, embankments and cuttings are still there.
The Great Central Line ran from London to Rugby, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds with a branch to Manchester - basically the same as the HS2 proposal except without all the compulsory purchases of homes and factories and misery caused by HS2.
The old line was built to Continental loading gauge, meaning lorries could piggyback onto its trains ion a roll-on/roll-off service.
The Group that proposed it estimated it would cost £6 billion, saving at least £46 billion."
 
If this is correct, are we once again re-inventing the wheel?
Barry M
 
 
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on November 07, 2013, 11:44:55 AM
Don't need to send the tractor units with them, at the depots you could have three wheeled tractor units to - -  -
 
  Strange feeling of dodgy views?
 
  Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 07, 2013, 11:48:22 AM
 
BBC - London Gateway, the UK's newest container port, has welcomed its first vessel.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-24844756
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Vidion on November 09, 2013, 07:31:03 AM
Beautiful pictures of a horrible event that needs to be remembered always

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2493552/A-sacrifice-forgotten-Battleship-wreck-torpedoed-German-U-Boat-blackest-days-Second-World-War-remembered-poignant-mission-ahead-Remembrance-Day.html

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on November 09, 2013, 08:40:10 AM
further proof, the war is a mistake!

why these men are dead?

without war they would be in their family

a thought for them
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on November 10, 2013, 07:18:37 PM
Best to get out the tin hats lads - it seems that the GOCE satellite, having run out of juice, is returning.  But nobody is sure just where.  It weighs about a ton, it is expected that about 200 pounds of it will survive the drop.  For the moment, there is live tracking on here - http://www.foxnews.com/science/interactive/2013/11/08/track-europe-falling-2000-pound-satellite-in-real-time/ (http://www.foxnews.com/science/interactive/2013/11/08/track-europe-falling-2000-pound-satellite-in-real-time/)  for those interested.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 10, 2013, 07:26:23 PM
Re the Royal Oak - the book 'Black Saturday' is very worthwhile reading. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Saturday-Royal-Tragedy-Fortunes/dp/1841450456

I bought it many years ago.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on November 10, 2013, 07:55:04 PM
Re the Royal Oak - the book 'Black Saturday' is very worthwhile reading. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Saturday-Royal-Tragedy-Fortunes/dp/1841450456 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Saturday-Royal-Tragedy-Fortunes/dp/1841450456)

I bought it many years ago.

Colin

as you say Colin, a superb read........and the one poignant recollection I have about it all which stands out above all the other horrors of the night in December was that the survivors, being picked up by an old drifter were singing a song, of the same name.......Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do!
 
I read it when I was about 15 and thought of the bravery and camaraderie of those poor sailors above all adversity, and in 1990 I achieved a lifelong ambition of taking a trip on a boat out to the wreck sight in Scapa Flow.......a trip that made a grown man cry openly.
 
will never forget that day as long as I live.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 21, 2013, 12:44:02 PM
 
Sky News: Mystery Shipwreck Is Uncovered By Fierce Storm At Bamburgh Castle.

http://tyneandwear.sky.com/news/video/88948/mystery-shipwreck-is-uncovered-by-fierce-storm-at-bamburgh-castle
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: surfs up on November 28, 2013, 11:35:35 AM
 
It only takes one plonker  <*< <*<
 
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/model-speed-boat-being-aimed-at-swans-at-canoe-lake-in-southsea-1-5713983 (http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/model-speed-boat-being-aimed-at-swans-at-canoe-lake-in-southsea-1-5713983)
 
Surf
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on November 28, 2013, 11:54:27 AM
this is an irresponsible

it harms the community of modelers

these need to police
  otherwise they will lose the pool

this is what we do in my club
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on November 28, 2013, 12:18:14 PM
Not the first time we (as a hobby in the public's eye) have received bad press for the actions of a few irresponsible model boaters. This is from 2009.

http://www.burytimes.co.uk/archive/2009/02/05/4103466.Disgusted_by_model_boaters/

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: cos918 on November 28, 2013, 12:19:00 PM
what a storm in a tea cup. He is turning a least 50m before the swans. Yer the boat is a bit noisy , but no worse than the trafic. It is all the NIMBY kickng off. He was not harming any one . He was Aiming at the PLASTIC pedlo swan LOL which seam out of use at the time , Typical reporter wipping it up. His battery will last 20min then he is gone

john
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 28, 2013, 12:29:05 PM
Not aiming for the Swans at all from that video, Miles Away.. %%
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on November 28, 2013, 01:15:51 PM
Never one to leap to the defence of this twonk, but it is clearly summer, trees being in full leaf, no public about, so its a week day. he's not running during a busy weekend with the pedalos out and children round the edge of the pond crabbing. He isnt aiming at the swans, who are in their usual position waiting to be slowly poisoned by members of the public irresponsibly feeding them bread, despite the signs around the lake advising against this....but, this individual,if it is who I think it is, considers the lake his own, and does not react well to criticism. I feel for the members of the club whose running times he occupies, and understand that it is difficult for them to deal with the problem. not helped by the small minority of local nimbys and their councillors, always looking to stir the pot with a well aimed letter to the local rag. This time with a video clearly showing the impending peril the swans face, with this model clearly going nowhere near them.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: dougal99 on November 28, 2013, 01:18:31 PM
Its not what happens that matters, its what's perceived to be happening that causes the problems!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on November 28, 2013, 01:54:24 PM
Its not what happens that matters, its what's perceived to be happening that causes the problems!


A speciality of our local press...
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on November 28, 2013, 03:47:04 PM
Can he swim?   :-))   Can't see the Vid but is this just a minor observation. When challenged, the answer will probably be met with a tirade of Anglo Saxon specifying "It's a free country"  and not "harming any one".   Pity it doesn't show anyone chucking the half loafs in though, another one for feeling the collar.
 
    Regards   Ian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: vnkiwi on November 28, 2013, 06:39:09 PM
Dougal,
You summed that very nicely
Circlip,
Then he will be wrong, won't he, It's not a free country, its bound by law's not all of them in the law books, the laws of good behavuoir which make society such as it is, and it is harming others reputations, and may cost the club the use of the lake.
Would seem its time to have a quiet talk to the reporter from the paper and the perpetrater, out back of the carpark, so to speak.
No violence now though, can't have that now can we officer.
cheers
vnkiwi  %) ok2 :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 04, 2013, 11:58:55 AM

BBC: Ships cook survives two days 30 meters in underwater air pocket.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-22888828
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25205914


(http://d32gw8q6pt8twd.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Jascon+4.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 05, 2013, 10:07:40 PM
                                 BBC: Nelson Mandela - RIP

                       http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-22892784
                       http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-25249001


(http://gospelconnoisseur.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/nelson-mandela-gospelconnoisseur.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: carlmt on December 05, 2013, 10:37:50 PM
Today we have lost a great Human.................RIP
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on December 06, 2013, 12:58:42 PM
RIP yes, but not lost as his life's actions will certainly live on for generations.

RESPECT

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on December 06, 2013, 08:22:26 PM
 <:( <:( <:(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1SWKumsKNo
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 06, 2013, 08:57:13 PM
But the BBC do go on a bit about it don't they? Meanwhile large parts of the UK have been significantly flooded with relatively minimal coverage.

Nelson Mandela was indubitably a great man and nobody disputes that but why does the BBC have to repeat the same coverage ad infinitim every few minutes which tells us nothing we did not already know?

It all seems a bit OTT to me really.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 06, 2013, 09:00:04 PM
Nelson Mandela was indubitably a great man and nobody disputes that but why does the BBC have to repeat the same coverage ad infinitim every few minutes which tells us nothing we did not already know?

It all seems a bit OTT to me really.

Colin

 :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on December 06, 2013, 09:49:49 PM
reassure
  in France we had reports and videos on your major flooding.
I am impressed by the British phlegm
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on December 14, 2013, 07:44:09 PM
China lands a rover successfully on the Moon.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25356603
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Danny on December 14, 2013, 07:53:08 PM

China lands a rover successfully on the Moon.


And on the bottom is stamped "Made in Taiwan"!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: sparkey on December 14, 2013, 07:53:51 PM
 :-)) I had one of them and I had trouble getting it out of the driveway without it breaking down,how the hell did they get on the moon! :-)) :-)) :-))   
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on December 14, 2013, 07:55:59 PM
And on the bottom is stamped "Made in Taiwan"!
  What ! Are they sub-contracting out already ?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Danny on December 14, 2013, 08:01:31 PM
Aliens celebrate opening of first Chinese Take-away on the moon (free delivery to Mars or Venus)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on December 15, 2013, 07:52:43 PM
opening of first Chinese Take-away on the moon

Couldn't happen, yes they have all the technology; Just remember ASDA and Tesco already have options on the useable sites.

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 22, 2013, 10:04:13 AM

BBC:  D-Day gun boats' 'race against time' for 70th anniversary

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25483778
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on December 22, 2013, 08:16:41 PM
Managed to watch the MGB on the news, £100,000 to overhaul the diesels.
 
Another news item re: a full sized vessel struggling for funding is the Medway Queen, despite the good news of her being towed from the builders in Bristol to Kent, things aren't that rosy.
 
 http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway_messenger/news/fears-for-staff-as-medway-9604/ (http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway_messenger/news/fears-for-staff-as-medway-9604/)
 
Keeping a full sized historic vessel doesn't appear to be easily affordable.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on December 22, 2013, 09:08:52 PM
Quote
Keeping a full sized historic vessel doesn't appear to be easily affordable.

  Something the ranks of hair gnashers and teeth wrenders seem to forget when the "Must be saved for posterior" ships hit the headlines when being sent to the razorblade factory.
 
   Regards   Ian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on December 30, 2013, 02:41:16 PM
Michael Schumacher in a critical condition after ski accident.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25548140

Hoping he has a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on December 30, 2013, 03:28:45 PM
There are people for whom the prohibitions do not exist.
This gentleman was skiing off groomed in a prohibited area tracks.
When respects nothing is what happens

 >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
If he had to observe the prohibitions, he had skied on authorized trails it would be healthy with his wife and children.
Here the news is not good at all
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on December 30, 2013, 03:49:19 PM
Off piste skiing is a recognised activity.
This guy probably knows more about safety
precautions than most.
He was wearing a helmet, he is superbly fit,
A combination of wind thinning the snow off
piste and the rocky substrate had a bearing
on the accident.
My thoughts are with his family at his bedside
and with the medical team caring for him.
I was never a fan of his but I respect his achievements

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on December 30, 2013, 04:22:29 PM
Off piste skiing is a recognised activity.
This guy probably knows more about safety
precautions than most.
He was wearing a helmet, he is superbly fit,
A combination of wind thinning the snow off
piste and the rocky substrate had a bearing
on the accident.
My thoughts are with his family at his bedside
and with the medical team caring for him.
I was never a fan of his but I respect his achievements

Ned

here, here, he is a supremely fit man, lets hope he pulls through without too much damage.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on December 30, 2013, 04:29:59 PM
the sky off piste is forbidden as unsecured.
What good is it to maintain all tracks if going unconscious outside.
This guy as you say know maybe a safety track cars but not sky.
Proof! it is clever enough skied where there is a lot of protruding rocks.
it pays the bills!
it would be a stranger looks like him: he is a fool
there are known idiots.

Sorry but off-piste skiing is to sign his death certificate.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: knoby on December 30, 2013, 04:59:14 PM
The guy lived his life pushing the limits of what is possible, must be hard to fill the gap left since he stopped racing
If he wants to do extreme skiing its his decision & its fine as long as it dosent risk other peoples lives.
I wasn't his biggest fan, but I also admired his achievements.

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on December 30, 2013, 05:12:16 PM
Of course, everyone does what he wants from his life;
But who will pay for the helicopter? 6000 euros per hour,
who will pay the rescuers, in the case of Shumacker there was no risk to get him,
but all other ......................
if we did pay all unconscious that rescuers will find there would be fewer types off piste
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 30, 2013, 05:33:34 PM
Bit over the top hear Gazou, I think you will probably find that more people are killed or seriously injured on the recognised ski routes, these also need medical treatment At least he was with other people. 8)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on December 30, 2013, 05:38:08 PM
M Schumacher would quite happily buy a new Helo
if he pulls through.

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on December 30, 2013, 10:21:38 PM
yes the longbuild there are more people killed on the track
but there are many many more people too!

yes there were other people: his son!
very good education: taking her son in forbidden places!! ! ! ! !

Have you an idea of the cost of rescues per year to get people who do not obey, including the Russian believe that any permit.
We head over to pay for these people without laws
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on December 30, 2013, 11:02:02 PM
Dear GAZOU........I think we must stand back & think about this more

I am reminded of world circumnavigation attempts by yachtsmen & women who have been rescued in the great southern ocean by our HMAS Naval vessels.... :embarrassed: ...how much did this rescue [Mon 30 Sep 2013, 12:35pm AEST] cost ?........who paid for it?

A rescue helo may be $5000.00 per hour in OZ.......... [I have a colleague ...ex Naval helo pilot who now is a Westpac emergency helo pilot]..........

A 5000 tonne HMAS destroyer or frigate may cost ten fold per hour of a single helo ...is it not our duty of care?

If the skier had been a plumber of school teacher the world media would not be concerned..........Derek

"Navy rescues French sailors off NSW coast after yacht sinks
Updated Mon 30 Sep 2013, 12:35pm AEST

MAP: Jervis Bay 2540
Two sailors have spent the night aboard a navy frigate after their yacht sank off the south-east coast of New South Wales.

The Frenchmen were forced to abandon their yacht when it sunk in rough conditions about 360 miles east of Jervis Bay yesterday.

The men were winched from a small boat by a Navy Seahawk Helicopter.

The Navy says the recovery operation went smoothly.

"The Rescue Coordination Centre did a great job managing a number of assets including ourselves, fixed wing aircraft and the merchant vessel Williams Strait," said HMAS Perth Commanding Officer Captain Lee Goddard in a statement.

"The final piece of the rescue saw the Seahawk helicopter use its night vision capability to ensure a successful outcome."

The sailors have spent the night aboard HMAS Perth and were suffering from mild hypothermia.

Captain Goddard says the pair are now safe and well on dry land.

"The same Navy Seahawk departed HMAS Perth...and they returned to their home base at HMAS Albatross in Nowra," he said.

"When they arrived the French nationals Bernard and Dominic were met by officials and I've had reported, very happy and very safely on the Australian mainland
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: gingyer on December 30, 2013, 11:14:46 PM
Gazou,
You seem to be concerned about the cost of the rescue.
I maybe wrong but I always understood that France charged the full cost back to the person
Who was injured, hence why it was always a demand that you needed travel insurance for France that covered for emergency services.


In the UK our emergency services do not charge. The RNLI is well know that they do it for free,
Search and rescue helicopters (RAF and RN) officially are carrying out "training" when they rescue people as they are training for when they require to save downed aircrew.


Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on December 31, 2013, 01:23:05 AM
Here in Australia the main rescue helicopter services do not receive large amounts of government funding, but rely to a extensively on corporate and private donations. They also do not charge for rescues or medical evacuations. 15 years ago I had the misfortune to break a leg on Great Keppel Island, fracturing the tibia and fibula quite badly. I was transported from the island to Rockhampton Base Hospital by the Rockhampton based Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, at absolutely no cost to me. Westpac, one of Australia's so-called "Big Four" banks, support the Westpac Lifesaver rescue Helicopter Service in many areas of the country. We have one based near us in Lismore, which does a fantastic job.


Below is a shot from the service's web site showing a rescue in progress, a dirt bike rider injured west of Lismore being carried to the chopper.



Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on December 31, 2013, 02:01:33 AM
I am pretty sure that all the insurance companies keep the rescue helos in France fully funded. I am pretty sure that Schumacher would have had full insurance.

I also see comments in the tabloid press, regarding the cost of rescues at sea, of people like Tony Bullimore and other adventurers  by the Navy. These warships would have been running anyway, the sailors are already employed, there is no additional cost burden. Regarding the costs of flying hours, most navies and air forces of the world see air sea and mountain rescue as training exercises. If there were no peacetime rescues then the forces would need to devise training exercises. Pilots must maintain their hours and crews must maintain their skills.

As mentioned by others, the likes of the RNLI, and many air ambulance services are paid for by donation.

In answer to the question, 'Who pays?', a very easy easy dogma trap to fall into btw.
Who doesn't pay?
No additional cost to tax payers.
If the bank is sponsoring an air ambulance, it is marketing, better that the money goes to an air ambulance than to an advertising company. As that money will be budgeted for and spent anyway, there is no extra cost to the customer.

Who does pay?
If you buy holiday insurance, that is part of what you pay for. The service will be there should you need it. There will also be others who benefit from the service just being available.
All those good people who are generous enough to donate to the charities that support rescue services, be it RNLI, air ambulance, mountain rescue teams, or other. And all those volunteers who do the rescuing or supporting by fund raising, or other work. I doubt any of whom will be heard asking, "Who Pays?"


Just  my 2c.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on December 31, 2013, 02:37:46 AM
tt...........generally I fully agree with your paragraph 2...........been there & helped with those things........

'I also see comments in the tabloid press, regarding the cost of rescues at sea, of people like Tony Bullimore and other adventurers  by the Navy. These warships would have been running anyway, the sailors are already employed, there is no additional cost burden. Regarding the costs of flying hours, most navies and air forces of the world see air sea and mountain rescue as training exercises. If there were no peacetime rescues then the forces would need to devise training exercises. Pilots must maintain their hours and crews must maintain their skills'


I have crossed out the line about fuel costs ....as our OZ Navy was near "broke" when Mr Bullimore experienced his issue & an OZ FFG sailed from my old work place to assist.........Derek


Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on December 31, 2013, 03:34:07 AM
Hi Derek


You have of course found the exception that proves the rule. That was an exceptional time. Hopefully the Royal Australian Navy is no longer in that position? Luckily the Royal Navy has not reached that level yet.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on December 31, 2013, 09:44:22 AM

In France and in principle in all the countries of the West European rescue people free

The basic premise is simple: the mountain rescue is free safe on the ski slopes. Definition of the ski slopes: where you can come down(fall) by leaving down from the ski lift. It seems that the jurisprudence does not impose return on the bottom(stocking) of the station(resort). Then, according to the gravity of the wound, the victim can be taken care on the ski slopes by the services(departments) of state of the mountain rescue with the aim of a fast evacuation towards an adequate hospital. At sea the rescue of the person is free. (Some make an excessive use of it) only the rescue of the material(equipment) is paying .En France we do not ask for the insurance(assurance) to look after people, we look rich or poor (many foreigners make an excessive use of it) There is an European card(map) of health insurance which avoids paying out


In France we do not ask the insurance to treat people, they treat rich and poor (many foreigners abuse)
There is a European insurance card diseases that avoids pay for treatment.

Schumacher was free treatment by doctors and surgeons French, he has a residence in France. It may pay to have a "particular hotel service" (1 person room, satellite TV, individual meals) it however there is a fee of 1 euro that do not pay the poor.

A Portuguese friend was wounded in France, he was treated for free.
My mother had to be hospitalized in the U.S., we had to pay first ..................

Here we have a "famous navigator" who was often on the roof.
It cost a fortune to the New Zealand Navy (us too)




Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on December 31, 2013, 10:44:45 AM


11AM FRANCE
The health of Michael Schumacher is " slight improvement " according to doctors at the hospital in Grenoble (Isère) . Suffered a serious skiing accident Sunday along tracks in Meribel ( Savoie) the old driver is hospitalized
At a press conference , doctors explained that after a new operation, "the situation is better controlled than yesterday (Monday) ."
The effects of a severe head injury depends in part on the initial lesions of the patient. Even if Michael Schumacher are serious , Professor Safran , chief of the ICU anesthesia in Paris , within the European Hospital Georges Pompidou , said Tuesday in " Le Parisien " - "Today in France " all hypotheses are possible :" He may die , have serious sequelae, with paralysis or loss of understanding but at the same time, it can escape unscathed . " However, he says that " the small veins of the brain were torn during the violent impact when it fell to ski , despite the helmet " and that the case of the older driver is serious because there had a " shaking of the brain." A source close to the investigation into the circumstances of the accident said that " the helmet ( Schumacher ) was broken into two parts " on impact.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on December 31, 2013, 10:57:12 AM

11AM FRANCE
The health of Michael Schumacher is " slight improvement " according to doctors at the hospital in Grenoble (Isère) .

good to hear,.....now can we have a stop to all these arguments and say a little prayer for shooey's recovery instead.
thanks.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on December 31, 2013, 11:37:28 AM
12.32



The health of Michael Schumacher was a slight improvement and " better controlled " Tuesday after a second operation that allowed Monday night to evacuate a hematoma to the brain, doctors said Tuesday CHU Grenoble / La Tronche to the press.

Formula 1 is "not out of danger ," living in a " critical condition " and " fragile" 48 hours after hitting a rock head at full speed while skiing off-piste in Meribel ( Savoie) sector , they said .

A " temporary improvement " , however, appeared late Monday afternoon at a new scanner , allowing the medical team to perform a second operation for nearly two hours to " evacuate a hematoma on the right " .

"Yesterday vision scanner we were a little surprised" by this "improvement" , commented Prof. Emmanuel Gay, chief of neurosurgery. According to him, the hematoma evacuated " existed " but yesterday it was " no question " of surgery.

A CT scan showed Tuesday morning that the evacuation of the hematoma was " correct and satisfactory ," said Professor Jean -François Payen , head of the ICU . "The situation is better controlled " on Monday .

No prognosis is only possible on the health of the champion, always placed and maintained under hypothermic coma . His " other damage " the brain does not " let not predict much more than time surveillance," according to Professor Payen .

"For the moment , consider a transfer would be dangerous ," said the doctor.

Present at the " title of friend " since Sunday , Professor Gérard Saillant, who now heads the Institute of the brain and spinal cord , called the many journalists from around the world "not to put pressure on the medical world . "

"Do not tell if it won + + . Must say that there are ups and downs and it's a bit better than yesterday , that globally over 24 hours is a bit better than before. But we must be realistic , " he has said.

Of the family , always present at his bedside , is " very sensitive to what is being done " by the doctors, he has add





The health of Michael Schumacher was a slight improvement and " better controlled " Tuesday after a second operation that allowed Monday night to evacuate a hematoma to the brain, doctors said Tuesday CHU Grenoble / La Tronche to the press.

Formula 1 is "not out of danger ," living in a " critical condition " and " fragile" 48 hours after hitting a rock head at full speed while skiing off-piste in Meribel ( Savoie) sector , they said .

A " temporary improvement " , however, appeared late Monday afternoon at a new scanner , allowing the medical team to perform a second operation for nearly two hours to " evacuate a hematoma on the right " .

"Yesterday vision scanner we were a little surprised" by this "improvement" , commented Prof. Emmanuel Gay, chief of neurosurgery. According to him, the hematoma evacuated " existed " but yesterday it was " no question " of surgery.

A CT scan showed Tuesday morning that the evacuation of the hematoma was " correct and satisfactory ," said Professor Jean -François Payen , head of the ICU . "The situation is better controlled " on Monday .

No prognosis is only possible on the health of the champion, always placed and maintained under hypothermic coma . His " other damage " the brain does not " let not predict much more than time surveillance," according to Professor Payen .

"For the moment , consider a transfer would be dangerous ," said the doctor.

Present at the " title of friend " since Sunday , Professor Gérard Saillant, who now heads the Institute of the brain and spinal cord , called the many journalists from around the world "not to put pressure on the medical world . "

"Do not tell if it won + + . Must say that there are ups and downs and it's a bit better than yesterday , that globally over 24 hours is a bit better than before. But we must be realistic , " he has said.

Of the family , always present at his bedside , is " very sensitive to what is being done " by the doctors, he has added

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Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on December 31, 2013, 11:56:37 AM
Hate to think how much the numpty who created a fire in the cabin at the weekend has cost the tax payer, Helicopters, Lifeboats etc. >>:-(
 
   Regards   Ian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: John W E on December 31, 2013, 12:14:42 PM



Hate to think how much the numpty who created a fire in the cabin at the weekend has cost the tax payer, Helicopters, Lifeboats etc. >>:-(
 
   Regards   Ian.
<:(






http://news.sky.com/story/1188631/north-sea-ferry-fire-man-charged-with-arson (http://news.sky.com/story/1188631/north-sea-ferry-fire-man-charged-with-arson)


aye
john
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on December 31, 2013, 12:27:30 PM
Pity the boat doesn't have a Keel.
 
  Regards   Ian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: gingyer on December 31, 2013, 12:35:46 PM
Pity the boat doesn't have a Keel.
 
  Regards   Ian.


Does it have a bow thruster  %) %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on December 31, 2013, 01:14:45 PM
On a lighter note -
http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/story/random_photooh_ship_a_ship_shipping_shipshipping_shipping_ships.html (http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/story/random_photooh_ship_a_ship_shipping_shipshipping_shipping_ships.html)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Nordsee on December 31, 2013, 04:44:30 PM
... and it will still run on rails.  O0
If the Trains are built by Siemens, they will be either so late they are never delivered or breakdown all the time...
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: John W E on December 31, 2013, 07:01:40 PM
Sometimes I am ashamed to belong to the North East, glad to say he isnt a Geordie, he comes from Sunderland (a Mackem) not that it makes any difference.He Needs to be tried for attempted manslaughter - the scumbag.  Sorry Circlip, keelhauling aint good enough for this low life.   Sorry I wouldnt even clog the bowthruster up with him.  They should have just thrown him overboard, without a life jacket.
 
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-25558197 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-25558197)
 
aye
john
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on December 31, 2013, 07:41:59 PM
Sometimes I am ashamed to belong to the North East, glad to say he isnt a Geordie, he comes from Sunderland (a Mackem) not that it makes any difference.He Needs to be tried for attempted manslaughter - the scumbag.  Sorry Circlip, keelhauling aint good enough for this low life.   Sorry I wouldnt even clog the bowthruster up with him.  They should have just thrown him overboard, without a life jacket.
 
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-25558197 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-25558197)
 
aye
john

agree with you whole heartedly John.........not fit to breathe the same  air as decent folks >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Richtea on December 31, 2013, 07:49:00 PM
agree with you whole heartedly John.........not fit to breath the same  air as decent folks >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(


It makes your blood boil when you see the cretinous grin on his face, does he not know how dangerous fire is at sea ?  >>:-( >>:-(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: NFMike on December 31, 2013, 09:53:48 PM
It makes your blood boil when you see the cretinous grin on his face, does he not know how dangerous fire is at sea ?  >>:-( >>:-(

Well, he was probably moderated , so I doubt if the concepts of fire, sea and danger mean anything to him at all.  moderated
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 31, 2013, 10:00:20 PM
I think you need to be a bit cautious when commenting on a matter which is sub judice whatever your private opinions may be as technically it could affect his right to a fair trial. People have come badly unstuck on Twitter when commenting on pending legal proceedings.

Let the law take its course and then comment.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on December 31, 2013, 11:31:15 PM
Very wise counsel, Colin. People have been prosecuted for making similar comments.


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on January 01, 2014, 12:33:09 AM
Indeed.  A fair trial before a fair keelhaulin'
One of those occasions where everybody can be right to a degree.  But with the right to homicidal stupidity comes the duty of responsibility.  And the duty of recompensing everybody whose life was interrupted by said irresponsible stupidity.  If thats what the powers that be determine what it was.


PS  Nothing to do with the news, but I'm just watching the original "The Plank" (Eric Sykes, Tommy Cooper, Jimmy Edwards).  Possibly the funniest bit of cinematography ever?  Its just unfortunate that the comic observations of reality are taken to be the accepted norm by the.......errr......less useful members of society.
Title: michael schumacher
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 01, 2014, 11:06:19 AM
has anyone heard any updates on his health after the ski accident. last I heard was an operation and in an induced coma
Title: Re: michael schumacher
Post by: john44 on January 01, 2014, 11:21:55 AM
News 19 hrs ago,He is showing slight improvement after his 2nd operation to relieve
the pressure on his brain. But he is still in a critical condition.

john
Title: Re: michael schumacher
Post by: GAZOU on January 01, 2014, 11:24:58 AM
see the news

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,31662.msg463940.html#msg463940


thing new (prognosis there one hour)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: kiwi96 on January 06, 2014, 10:59:42 AM
Just received this in an email. Any one know anything more.

Battle stations! Navy scrambles destroyer to challenge Russian warship off British coast (but it takes 24 hours to make 600-mile journey from Portsmouth base - was Putin testing our response time?)
Russian vessel detected 30 miles away from Scotland last night
Only ship available to respond was on south coast of England
Tensions heightened when aerial photos showed ship full of missiles
By MARK NICOL
PUBLISHED: 22:02 GMT, 4 January 2014 | UPDATED: 14:47 GMT, 5 January 2014
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: John W E on January 06, 2014, 11:02:17 AM
Just received this in an email. Any one know anything more.

Battle stations! Navy scrambles destroyer to challenge Russian warship off British coast (but it takes 24 hours to make 600-mile journey from Portsmouth base - was Putin testing our response time?)
Russian vessel detected 30 miles away from Scotland last night
Only ship available to respond was on south coast of England
Tensions heightened when aerial photos showed ship full of missiles
By MARK NICOL
PUBLISHED: 22:02 GMT, 4 January 2014 | UPDATED: 14:47 GMT, 5 January 2014
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,45923.msg464758/topicseen.html#msg464758
 
 :-))
 
aye
john
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: peter61_uk on January 06, 2014, 02:21:45 PM
"Visit Britain" (funded by the taxpayer - as in you and me >:-o )  have apparently issued guidelines for hoteliers so that they don't inadvertantly upset foreign visitors ........ There is a long list of do's and dont's. Here are just two:
 
DO: Deal promptly with any complaint from German or Austrian tourists, who can be 'straightforward and demanding' to the point of 'seeming rude and aggressive'.
 
DON'T: Exchange a smile or make eye contact with anyone from France who you do not know.
 
..........and the absolute best (and I pay for this?)....
 
"They are also told they should not poke fun at Indian accents." ........... The Lone Ranger would have had a field day with that one.
 
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on January 06, 2014, 04:00:15 PM



Quote
DON'T: Exchange a smile or make eye contact with anyone from France who you do not know.

How did the French who had a child with English? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?  <:(





they are returned to France O0 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Nordsee on January 07, 2014, 09:26:15 AM
Indeed.  A fair trial before a fair keelhaulin'
One of those occasions where everybody can be right to a degree.  But with the right to homicidal stupidity comes the duty of responsibility.  And the duty of recompensing everybody whose life was interrupted by said irresponsible stupidity.  If thats what the powers that be determine what it was.


PS  Nothing to do with the news, but I'm just watching the original "The Plank" (Eric Sykes, Tommy Cooper, Jimmy Edwards).  Possibly the funniest bit of cinematography ever?  Its just unfortunate that the comic observations of reality are taken to be the accepted norm by the.......errr......less useful members of society.
If you think that is good, find and watch "A Home of your own" Made in 1963, no dialogue and brilliant!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on January 07, 2014, 09:59:50 AM
If you think that is good, find and watch "A Home of your own" Made in 1963, no dialogue and brilliant!
Found it here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osj1rXISQiA - thats something to merit a proper look.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 07, 2014, 10:19:06 AM
 
First app-controlled aquatic drone.
 ( Crowd funded )

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ziphius/ziphius-the-aquatic-drone

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/678/457/acfacb7f3da3d7b78d755091712a8688_large.jpg?1371417532)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: gingyer on January 07, 2014, 12:44:57 PM
new exhibit opening in Edinburgh of lifeboats and their volunteers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-25623004 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-25623004)

some super pictures in it :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on January 07, 2014, 01:31:28 PM
Superb photography with the essential story-line. :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TailUK on January 08, 2014, 10:08:52 AM
It's finally happened, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25648513 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25648513)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 08, 2014, 10:39:06 AM
 
   {-) {-)  beat me to it!

It's finally happened, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25648513 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25648513)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on January 08, 2014, 05:23:49 PM
New's

Justice dismisses any external responsibility at this stage of the investigation, in the skiing accident that plunged Michael Schumacher in a coma on Dec. 29 , when his head violently hit a rock while skiing off-piste in Meribel ( Savoie) .

Michael Schumacher " deliberately chose to go" off track in an area located between a red and a blue track track , said Wednesday the prosecutor Albertville , Patrick Quincy, during a press conference.

According to the magistrate, the Formula 1 champion flying at a distance of between 3 and 6 meters from the edge of the marked practicing " a large oar " track when his skis flush a rock that has reduced to 8 meters track .

To the magistrate, the runway lighting standards " have been met ," which seems to exclude the main complaint may be made to the operator station . " The issue of " fact track " ," legal argument that would make this section a "fake off track " likely to mislead the German champion in error, be still " raised , discussed ," continued Mr. Quincy .

This notion could be decisive in a possible trial on payment of damages.

According captured by the GoPro camera he had attached to his helmet images, the sevenfold champion of Formula 1 was operating a " look quite normal on this type of terrain for experienced skiers " , linking small corners to control its rate, further explained Lieutenant Colonel Benedict Vinnemann , commander of the research section of Savoy .

The prosecutor said he did not have knowledge of filmed by a German steward 35 who told the German magazine Der Spiegel that Schumacher then skied " to a maximum speed of 20 km / h " images. Anyway , speed is "not a particularly important factor for us ," said Mr. Quincy .

No complaints at this stage

Driver behavior would indeed be considered in a case if the responsibility of the station for default markup was committed , to see if a " negligence " could clear customs operator in whole or in part .

The two minutes of film recovered from a camera mounted on the helmet of the driver, "we do not see help anyone ," said the prosecutor. Surrounding Schumacher said he had turned to help a loved one.

YAHOO NEW'S
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jaymac on January 08, 2014, 07:16:48 PM
 Bad taste in Handbags http://safeshare.tv/w/KkkEFRtyiS (http://safeshare.tv/w/KkkEFRtyiS)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Tug-Kenny on January 08, 2014, 07:54:47 PM

Scheesh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


ken

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 10, 2014, 02:06:55 PM
 
NZ Pilot "Crashes" Twice In A Day

http://youtu.be/QA6TYPKkn_E
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on January 13, 2014, 02:15:53 PM
Not world shattering, but a suspicious device was found washed up on the shore at St Annes on Sunday.  It was duly identified as a RN flare, and duly sorted.  The BBC reported it on their news site, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-25711129
along with a picture.  RN spokeperson? No.  A device? No.  A picture of the public bog building in the corner of one of the car parks on the prom?  Yes, if memory serves me right.  The caption to the picture was "The giant flare was one used in exercise sea mines by the Royal Navy", so, was it a stealth flare, hiding in the foreground, or was it a REALLY giant flare, cunningly disguised as said building?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: surfs up on January 15, 2014, 07:32:57 AM
new design for HMS Illustrious
 
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/is-it-a-boat-is-it-a-yacht-no-it-s-a-new-design-for-hms-illustrious-1-5807391 (http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/is-it-a-boat-is-it-a-yacht-no-it-s-a-new-design-for-hms-illustrious-1-5807391)
 
 {-) %% {-) %% {-) %%
 
Surf
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 17, 2014, 09:21:57 AM

RIP Trigger - Roger Lloyd Pack.


(http://unitedagents.co.uk/sites/default/files/Roger-Lloyd-Pack.jpg)


Roger Lloyd Pack's memorable lines:
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25763957 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25763957)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: peter61_uk on January 17, 2014, 10:03:40 PM

RIP Trigger - Roger Lloyd Pack.



Roger Lloyd Pack's memorable lines:
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25763957 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25763957)

As sad loss of a very very talented man.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on January 17, 2014, 10:13:16 PM
this is not said irreverently but I think Roger would love to go out, by being transported in this Funeral herse.........saw it today in fact in a cortage going to our locat Crematorium, and thought, Roger would have loved to go out in that.

neil.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2104473/Its-Only-Fools-HEARSES-Del-Boy-fan-transforms-Reliant-Robin-funeral-car.html
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: peter61_uk on January 19, 2014, 08:40:43 PM
Today, Jan 19th 2014.........

Two men were arrested after they reportedly told police officers a dog was driving their minivan when it crashed.
Officers were called to a veterinary clinic in Oklahoma, United States, when a vehicle was spotted in a ditch on January 11, according to Channel Eight. When the owners of the gold minivan, William McDonald, 65, and Steven Schofield, 42, were asked how the accident happened, they said their dog was driving.

Both were immediately detained, with Tahlequah police officers seemingly not believing their story. Their dog was taken to a local animal shelter but has so far refused to say whether it was behind the wheel.  {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 23, 2014, 12:28:51 PM
 
Daily Mirror. GHOST ship crewed only by CANNIBAL rats.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/ghost-ship-crewed-cannibal-rats-3052924#.UuDzMvvLfMo
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on January 27, 2014, 10:30:54 AM
This on BBC's News website today.....................but check out the date at the top of the story.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7666826.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7666826.stm)
"News"???
DM

Title: Ship aground
Post by: admiralbb62 on February 05, 2014, 07:58:04 PM
Spanish cargo vessel ran aground in France  http://news.yahoo.com/spanish-cargo-ship-slams-jetty-sw-france-115618435.html?vp=1 (http://news.yahoo.com/spanish-cargo-ship-slams-jetty-sw-france-115618435.html?vp=1)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 07, 2014, 10:38:35 AM
 
BBC: Full-sized 'Little Tikes' takes to the road
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-25955249
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BrianB6 on February 08, 2014, 12:48:54 AM
We have had them for ages.
Coles supermarkets advertise them!  %%
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on February 08, 2014, 08:39:57 PM
We have had them for ages.
Coles supermarkets advertise them!  %%


Endlessly <*< {-)


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 10, 2014, 04:15:03 PM
 
BBC: Residents on the Thames evacuated by Duck bus

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26126247


Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: carlmt on February 10, 2014, 04:58:51 PM
The beaching of the Pride of Calais.............
 
http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/story/2014-02-01/ferrysdramaticend/ (http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/story/2014-02-01/ferrysdramaticend/)
 
What a waste............ <:(
 
CT
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: richald on February 10, 2014, 06:49:05 PM

BBC: Residents on the Thames evacuated by Duck bus

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26126247 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26126247)

You might expect a Duck bus to be working in Egham !

Richard

(Coat already on !)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: warspite on February 10, 2014, 08:25:24 PM
out of the floods into the fire, not sure which is safer - drown in the floods or take a trip in one of those things - okay for their time, proving to be a little problematic nowadays.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 18, 2014, 10:02:43 AM
 
BBC:  Sewer was blocked by large Pooh

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-26195258 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-26195258)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 18, 2014, 11:30:44 AM

               Well that won't be Blocked by Moderators.

                 {-)    {-)    {-)    {-)    {-) {-)    {-)    {-)   


Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on February 18, 2014, 01:58:45 PM
 ok2

it is not easy to throw a pink bicycle in the toilet ...............
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on February 18, 2014, 02:13:40 PM
ok2

it is not easy to throw a pink bicycle in the toilet ...............

It depends on how well you chewed it originally. One of your compatriots, a "Monsieur Mangetout", was famous for eating all sorts of mad stuff, including bicycles and an aeroplane. What happened to them afterwards we were never told................  :o   but he died, age 57, of natural causes.
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: warspite on February 18, 2014, 02:16:23 PM
wot - rust  ok2
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on February 21, 2014, 01:25:02 PM
And there was me thinking it was only us that can run aground.
 
  http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/national-international/US-Warship-Deployed-Near-Sochi-Runs-Aground-Sochi-Winter-Olympics-246144721.html?_osource=outbrain_recirc=obnetwork (http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/national-international/US-Warship-Deployed-Near-Sochi-Runs-Aground-Sochi-Winter-Olympics-246144721.html?_osource=outbrain_recirc=obnetwork)
 
   Regards   Ian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TailUK on February 21, 2014, 01:32:09 PM
And there was me thinking it was only us that can run aground.
 
  http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/national-international/US-Warship-Deployed-Near-Sochi-Runs-Aground-Sochi-Winter-Olympics-246144721.html?_osource=outbrain_recirc=obnetwork (http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/national-international/US-Warship-Deployed-Near-Sochi-Runs-Aground-Sochi-Winter-Olympics-246144721.html?_osource=outbrain_recirc=obnetwork)
 
   Regards   Ian.
You have to ask yourself, for those in our generation, if we ever thought we'ed see the day when an American warship could get close enough to Russia to run aground without getting blown out of the water.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: warspite on February 21, 2014, 03:54:38 PM
clearly they are incapable of parellel parking  :}
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on February 21, 2014, 05:42:59 PM
You have to ask yourself, for those in our generation, if we ever thought we'ed see the day when an American warship could get close enough to Russia to run aground without getting blown out of the water.
It isn't actually near Sochi, it was docking in a Turkish port.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on February 21, 2014, 07:32:01 PM
Is this where boats go to die?
 
  Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on February 24, 2014, 01:23:51 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26091738


Video of new lifeboat class.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on February 25, 2014, 10:35:58 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-26336618

It's the last line of the story which makes it so..............so...............I don't know. Annoying? Exasperating? Just plain stupid, I guess.
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: vnkiwi on February 25, 2014, 10:39:04 AM
Darwin award - springs to mind   :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on February 25, 2014, 11:40:09 AM
We should be more tolerant towards cyclists.   O0
 
  Regards   Ian.
 
  Got some good motorways in Yorkshire for the various teams to practice on for the "Grande Depart".
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on February 25, 2014, 12:35:53 PM
We should be more tolerant towards cyclists.   O0
 
We already are, Ian. How much do you suppose the fine would be if I were to drive along the hard shoulder of a motorway because my Satnav had told me to? Plus a sackful of penalty points. Fifty quid was getting off lightly.  :police:

The b*ggers ignore traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, one-way streets and 'no cycling' signs; they cut in front of you in moving traffic, and ride on footpaths like they have an exclusive right to be there. I'm afraid none of them seem to realize that they are no match for two tons of fast-moving metal, yet if I hit one through no fault of my own then it would be me that carried the blame for the rest of my life.
Have you ever seen a sign that says "Think Car"? No - there would be absolutely no point to it because most cyclists don't read road signs. They are selfish and stupid - especially the one in this story.  >>:-(
DM
(That should stir up a few of 'em!)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on February 25, 2014, 02:29:41 PM
I feel everyone has the hump because the cyclist was probably the fastest moving object on that section of the M25 at the time! What with having his own cycle lane and all :}
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: surfs up on February 25, 2014, 03:06:34 PM
I feel everyone has the hump because the cyclist was probably the fastest moving object on that section of the M25 at the time! What with having his own cycle lane and all :}

Bet he had tight nuts  ok2 ok2 %) %)  you would not want to lose a wheel on the M25  {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on February 25, 2014, 03:19:10 PM
4500 members dont get the joke....thankfully :embarrassed:
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on February 25, 2014, 04:21:17 PM
The Tour de France is in Yorkshire this year :}


Explanations on a 20 euro note please %%

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 25, 2014, 04:33:02 PM
Quote
The Tour de France is in Yorkshire this year :}


Explanations on a 20 euro note please %%

Easy, they are using the Russian GPRS SatNav system!  %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on February 25, 2014, 04:44:41 PM
Had one on my yacht.
Only gave me Black Sea Pilotage {-)

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on February 25, 2014, 04:47:48 PM
Mays wee  Mucky bucket.
 
  Regards   Ian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on February 25, 2014, 05:28:02 PM
Yorkies are learning Francois noo?
Make a Bob or two from the bikers!

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on February 25, 2014, 07:24:26 PM
Quote
The Tour de France is in Yorkshire this year

Pay attention

Runners can stop in front of your garden to urinate. {:-{ :(( >:-o
If they urinate on your tomatoes they are going to become as pumpkins ................. O0


You are the warned(prevented)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Stavros on February 25, 2014, 07:27:32 PM
If anyone Urinated on my tomatoes a >>:-( <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< ...Im quite Handy with a baseball bat believe you ME
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 28, 2014, 09:42:59 AM
 
BBC: World's longest aircraft is unveiled in UK
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26337673

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/73237000/jpg/_73237444_airship2.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on February 28, 2014, 10:33:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqosS6DBwhA  ;D

Quote
BBC: World's longest aircraft is unveiled in UK
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26337673
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: warspite on February 28, 2014, 10:43:43 AM
If anyone Urinated on my tomatoes a >>:-( <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< ...Im quite Handy with a baseball bat believe you ME

I'd only have to steam boil the can before opening them   :}
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 05, 2014, 11:42:00 AM
 
Daily Mail, London: Rubbish-obsessed boy, five, used his mother's credit card to buy a REAL bin lorry on eBay for £3,500

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2572937/Rubbish-obsessed-boy-five-used-mothers-credit-card-buy-real-BIN-LORRY-eBay-3-500.html
Title: What a New Rolls - Royce ?
Post by: Timo2 on March 05, 2014, 05:06:09 PM
Hi All


      Check this out    O0
                                         http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26438661


    Timo2
Title: Re: What a New Rolls - Royce ?
Post by: warspite on March 05, 2014, 05:10:44 PM
some of them on here have been doing this for years - remote controlled ships - they are on shore - and they still crash them  {-)
Title: Re: What a New Rolls - Royce ?
Post by: BarryM on March 06, 2014, 08:54:15 AM
Security? What happens if those with the knowledge to over-ride the remote control get aboard? Hijack for ransom? Use a tanker as an anti-environment weapon or worse?  Shipowners would gladly increase their profits by getting rid of crews but even they would give this a wide berth and carry on paying peanuts to Third-World crews.

Barry M
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: NFMike on March 06, 2014, 10:26:59 AM
Man gets lost in his own back garden
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-26450536

We used to say 'Only in America'  ok2
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on March 06, 2014, 12:04:30 PM
The electric it is the future

http://www.voitureelectrique.net/takayanagi-miluira-retro-ev-2778
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on March 06, 2014, 12:48:41 PM
Quote
The electric it is the future

  No Gazou, only A future, they still need a system (like toy boats) to charge the battery. Don't forget gas and Hydrogen as power sources.
 
  Regards   Ian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 06, 2014, 01:43:26 PM
 
 Yeah but it look fantastic!
 A real 'Dr Who' car à la Jon Pertwee
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on March 06, 2014, 03:42:40 PM
...and dont forget the pioneer of electric cars Camille Jenatzy.  First to beat 100kph a loooooong time ago.
Title: Re: What a New Rolls - Royce ?
Post by: tigertiger on March 07, 2014, 03:41:00 AM
Security? What happens if those with the knowledge to over-ride the remote control get aboard? Hijack for ransom? Use a tanker as an anti-environment weapon or worse?  ...

Barry M
This would be easier to do with conventional ships.
Those who wanted to do it would be very sophisticated. The real issue today is pirates from poor nations who are not sophisticated.


An unmanned vessel would not need decks or railings or grapling hook friendly superstucture. The control systems and bridge could be sealed in an armoured box, that would only need to be opened for maintenance or if a pilot is required.


Like autonomous cars, I think this is a feasible future. People say they don't want to give up control, but people also want to use mobile devices and to other things when they drive. Imagine a long journey, where you can just sit back and watch a movie, in your own wheeled box.
There will always be arguements about what happens if the system fails, you have fail safes. Even if the fail safes fail, it will still be safer than human error.
One of the issues with speeding is that often people do not want to be the slow driver, and yet this is what happens in traffic. When we are all the slow driver we don't care as much. When were are cut up or harrassed by other drivers we can react and the potential for errors increases. With automated systems you illiminate selfish drivers and the reactions they can cause.


Yes there will be issues with implementing any automated system, some of these are man-machine issues, but they are not insumountable. Think of all the things we already do that are automated.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 10, 2014, 09:36:35 AM
 
BBC:  Sinking cargo vessel off Cornwall towed into St Austell - "magnetic repair patch"

         http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-26511100
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on March 14, 2014, 01:18:47 PM
HMS Argyll navy torpedo fired into Devonport wharf...   oopS
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-26577109 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-26577109)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on March 14, 2014, 02:58:25 PM
Be you some that it is not them who lowered(went down) the Boeing in Malaysia  %) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: mrturbo553 on March 19, 2014, 12:16:52 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2582549/Narrowboat-hired-stag-party-capsizes-getting-stuck-lock-near-Bath.html
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Circlip on March 19, 2014, 12:35:27 PM
Had a week on a narrow boat and "Came across" three separate stag doo's. Absolute menaces, bad enough in town centres but a nightmare on the cut.   O0     >>:-(
 
  Regards   Ian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: warspite on March 19, 2014, 03:52:55 PM
Darwin candidates  ok2
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 20, 2014, 10:23:40 PM
 
BBC: Sallford. Thieves steal thousands from cash machine through tunnel

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26675232

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on March 20, 2014, 10:47:15 PM
The Colditz spirit lives !!! 8)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on March 20, 2014, 11:16:35 PM

BBC: Sallford. Thieves steal thousands from cash machine through tunnel

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26675232

Like this bit..... They then escaped back through the tunnel.

wonder which other way the idiot reporting expected them to escape through.........through the card slot perhaps   {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Richtea on March 21, 2014, 12:36:40 AM
Like this bit..... They then escaped back through the tunnel.

wonder which other way the idiot reporting expected them to escape through.........through the card slot perhaps   {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)


Flog 'em for ignoring the one way sign.  <*<
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on March 21, 2014, 08:29:04 AM
Hmm - the length of time it took and the number of people involved, I wonder if they would have been better off actually working for a living?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: warspite on March 21, 2014, 10:18:04 AM
Could just see them turning up at the welfare office, 'Having you been working this week?', 'Noo  %) , I was offered a job on minimum wage groundwork, but the pay wasn't worth it' (in a bulgarian accent) ------ (oo is that racist  %) ) bet they got more than £6.00 per hour on that digging.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on March 27, 2014, 02:29:36 PM
You have to be seriously rich
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-26752292
to forget something like that.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: dreadnought72 on March 27, 2014, 07:29:23 PM
On tunnelling: I loved the Radio 4 interview with the Great Escape survivor earlier this week.

(Paraphrasing - but only a bit!)

Reporter (in the studio): And where are you?
Survivor: In a wet and dark Poland, next to the camp.
Reporter: And what can you see of the tunnel?
Survivor: Well, I can't see the tunnel. It's underground.

 {-)

Andy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 23, 2014, 07:10:12 AM
 
Chinese 12m (39ft) scale aircraft carrier model.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-27120110
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 25, 2014, 01:18:18 PM

BBC: What will UK's new icebreaker look like?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27153506

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 15, 2014, 11:44:45 AM
 
BBC: Cat saves boy from dog attack -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-27407932
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on May 15, 2014, 11:01:33 PM

BBC: Cat saves boy from dog attack -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-27407932 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-27407932)


That was amazing, I've never seen anything like it :o  Go the cat! :-)) 


It was on the news here too.


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Big Ada on May 16, 2014, 05:46:43 PM
Why was it being filmed???
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jimmy2310 on May 16, 2014, 06:23:50 PM
Big Ada,

It was caught on the neighbours CCTV camera,


Jimmy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on May 17, 2014, 12:02:56 AM
Why was it being filmed???


I wondered the same thing. I thought, who would stand by filming a small boy being mauled by a dog instead of trying to help him, until I realised that it was security camera footage, from 2 different angles. One angle showed the dog sneaking around the parked car, and the other showed the actual attack and subsequent rescue by Super Cat.


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Big Ada on May 17, 2014, 06:20:45 PM
Thanks for clearing that up.
 
Len, Cat lover.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on May 18, 2014, 01:43:52 PM
Why was it being filmed???

I think anywhere in the world, crime is rife these days and especially in the US where gun crime is of the norm, people more and more have CCTV on their property for protection.............the day will come in the UK when we start becoming less complacent and more objective about our own protection when constantly the budgets for policing are cut, and fewer and fewer bobbies are on the beat {:-{ {:-{
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 21, 2014, 06:27:36 PM
Ebay Hacked    Official

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/uk/201405211741492.html
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 29, 2014, 09:12:29 AM
 
BBC: Valve delays Steam Machine controller to 2015

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27600981

Yeah, fooled me too....
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on May 31, 2014, 07:35:57 PM
Rolls-Royce has plans for a fleet of remote control cargo ships.
 
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/may/30/rolls-royce-remote-controlled-cargo-ships (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/may/30/rolls-royce-remote-controlled-cargo-ships) ;)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on June 04, 2014, 08:32:29 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-27687763 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-27687763)
This person has the same voting rights as you do. Discuss.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: U-33 on June 04, 2014, 08:43:25 AM
We are totally surrounded by idiots...




Rich
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on June 04, 2014, 08:50:14 AM
Yes U33

It is what everybody says!

I am around you be around somebody

The life is difficult O0 {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 02, 2014, 12:17:42 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28125835 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28125835)


New Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier begins to take shape.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22474019
Title: Tour de France 2014
Post by: Arrow5 on July 06, 2014, 08:42:31 AM

 Tour de France Yorkshire! 2014
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/28149718

Yorkshire...I`m fair proud of you :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Tour de France 2014
Post by: malcolmfrary on July 06, 2014, 09:00:07 AM
Yorkshire...I`m fair proud of you :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Yes, lets hope the weather smiles on them today as well.  I looked at the route map and it looks like they are going up that cobbled road out of Howarth before heading for Last of the Summer Wine country.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BarryM on July 06, 2014, 09:05:40 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-27687763 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-27687763)
This person has the same voting rights as you do. Discuss.

Completely unacceptable and deplorable! Now, if it had been chocolate sauce..............
BM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on July 06, 2014, 09:54:18 AM
 :-)) %)

The new equipment for the tour of England  de France in bike

(http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/15/37/42/64/summer10.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3491&u=15374264)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 25, 2014, 03:18:40 PM

BBC: NS Savannah. The ship that totally failed to change the world

       http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28439159
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on August 05, 2014, 07:12:59 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28656050 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28656050)

Now let me get this completely straight......

Bernie Ecclestone's trial for allegedly giving a banker (or was he a blackmailer?) a bribe of £26M was stopped when German prosecutors accepted a £60M "payment" from the same Bernie Ecclestone to prevent him being sentenced to jail.  :o   

When does a charitable donation become an administration fee become a bribe become the proceeds of extortion? I guess it just depends who's paying it and to whom.................

The maddening thing is that the whole affair reeks of corruption and greed and they're not even trying to hush it up. I shall put Mr Ecclestone in the same box I have for Michael Ryan and Rupert Murdoch, neither of whom will ever know what it feels like to trouser any of my money. I hope all true motor-racing fans will do the same.
Dave M
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on August 06, 2014, 12:13:11 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28656050 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28656050)

The maddening thing is that the whole affair reeks of corruption and greed and they're not even trying to hush it up. I shall put Mr Ecclestone in the same box I have for Michael Ryan and Rupert Murdoch, neither of whom will ever know what it feels like to trouser any of my money.


Year, hear, Dave, and doubly so for Rupert Murdoch. He's a turncoat Australian who became an American citizen for tax reasons, but still wields great influence over the Liberal party here. He, or rather, his newspaper, ran a campaign in favour of the Liberal party in the last Federal election which saw the current government elevated to power. He pays no, or very little, tax here yet still wants to be a power broker. I can't stand the man >>:-(


As for corruption in F1, that would be similar to what happens in many world sporting organisations, e.g., FIFA and the International Olympic Committee, to name two <*<


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 15, 2014, 10:51:16 AM
 
BBC: Panama Canal opened 100 years ago today

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28800710
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 21, 2014, 10:15:51 AM
 
BBC: Car crash map of Britain

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15975720

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 21, 2014, 11:15:26 AM
That's right Martin cheer us up, thought for the day!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 21, 2014, 11:50:58 AM
 
            :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: rsm on August 29, 2014, 08:24:59 AM
Model boats from coffee stirrers.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28971951
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on September 01, 2014, 03:03:46 PM
http://news.sky.com/story/1327533/naval-gazing-future-warships-put-to-the-test

Nice test tank
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on September 05, 2014, 06:20:54 PM
BBC News:  Announced at NATO today.  HMS Prince of Wales will be completed and go into service, rather than be sold off or mothballed.  Do we have enough suitable ships to form support groups for two carriers?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29075307 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29075307)

At 1/96 scale they would be just over nine and a half feet long
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on September 05, 2014, 06:23:27 PM
We just need enough rope to keep one tied up alongside in Pompey, while the other can be tied up alongside in Pompey, broken!
And lets just stop mucking around and re-name her Ark Royal :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: raflaunches on September 05, 2014, 08:01:47 PM
Queen Elizabeth has just started her ballasting and list trials this week according to my works intranet.


Must agree, PoW should be renamed Ark Royal to carry on the proud name O0
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Mad Scientist on September 05, 2014, 08:50:45 PM
The claim of '100% availability' with two ships sounds a wee bit optimistic to me - but it's better than having just one ship!

Tom
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 29, 2014, 05:34:09 PM
 
Queen Mary: Liner that helped launch monster cruise ships

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29377549
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on September 29, 2014, 11:25:19 PM
Irrespective of the person and the crime involved, does anyone else find the idea that a sentence can be referred to the Attorney General's Office on the basis of just four complaints a bit sinister?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29415240 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29415240)
After all, it takes a minimum of 100,000 signatures on a petition for the House of Commons to even consider debating it.
DM
Title: Lynsey De Paul
Post by: Neil on October 02, 2014, 02:21:16 PM
For all those male children of the 60's/70's...........you will all be sad to hear that Linsey de Paul passed away yesterday after suffering from a brain haemorrhage............

kids look at all the young girl pop stars of today and their music, and sex appeal, ..............none of them, nor even Kylie Minogue could hold a candle light to the pure beauty and sex appeal when Lynsey was in her youth...... and even in middle age.............she was a beauty to behold {:-{

I still listen to her music, and she made some wonderful stuff..............and it's a sad loss for us ol' gits today to hear of this.

RIP Lynsey.........you certainly brought  wonderment to all us young lads in your day and our youth.

neil. <:( <:( <:(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 02, 2014, 02:35:37 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29457228

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: radiojoe on October 02, 2014, 03:20:26 PM
Amen to that Neil, she was a stunner. <:(
Title: JEZZER AT IT AGAIN
Post by: Neil on October 02, 2014, 04:03:34 PM
LOL................I can't see  anything intentional about that  %% %% %% %% {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/517859/Jeremy-Clarkson-outrage-driving-Argentina-Falklands-War-numberplate
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on October 02, 2014, 05:48:32 PM
 :-)) Tell them to get over it, they started it..We finished it. One back at them after that Olympic commercial.. Nice one JC..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on October 03, 2014, 10:03:04 PM
Alan Henning the British hostage held by ISIS has been murdered by them today , words fail me as to how anyone can hold on to medieval beliefs especially on killing people by beheading.

Let us all remember Alan as the compassionate man he was and hope that these murderers find themselves toe to toe with the SAS/SBS on a cold dark night....

 {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Richtea on October 03, 2014, 11:53:36 PM
Alan Henning the British hostage held by ISIS has been murdered by them today , words fail me as to how anyone can hold on to medieval beliefs especially on killing people by beheading.

Let us all remember Alan as the compassionate man he was and hope that these murderers find themselves toe to toe with the SAS/SBS on a cold dark night....

 {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{


Better still a Gurkha wielding a Kukri,
give 'em a taste of what they are dishing out. <*<
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 04, 2014, 12:37:29 AM
 
 There was an interesting item on Radio Four 'Feedback' program today, it was talking about
 how presenting the news is so hard these days, much of the audience has become calcified
 to bad news and therefore detached. Many have a sense of frustration, impotence and
 separation, ie, "it looks terrible but happening somewhere else & doesn't affect me today".  {:-{

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04jmcr9 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04jmcr9)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: cos918 on October 04, 2014, 12:13:48 PM
I read some were that the USAF are looking at sending in the A10 Warhogs to say hello to ISIS . should be a nice hello


john
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 04, 2014, 01:01:52 PM
 
Are Warthogs still flying?!?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: cos918 on October 04, 2014, 04:23:20 PM
I think they were in moth balled reserve were they could be reactivated if required
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on October 04, 2014, 04:57:43 PM
napalm and agent orange are nice for the complexion :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on October 04, 2014, 06:21:22 PM
Yes But Agent Orange is not always so good for those on the friendly side either over a period of time if contaminated..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: NFMike on October 04, 2014, 06:29:51 PM
Yes But Agent Orange is not always so good for those on the friendly side either over a period of time if contaminated..
The Warthog's main claim to fame is its massive Gatling gun.
Wikipedia: The A-10 was designed around the 30 mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon that is its primary armament and the heaviest automatic cannon mounted on an aircraft.
I suspect that is what might be used to cheer up pulverise the IS people.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on October 04, 2014, 10:25:34 PM
Think the A-10's were taken out of frontline squadrons but kept flying in the Air National Guard so there should be quite a few still in full frontline condition with experienced pilots to fly them... ISIS meet the 30mm milk bottle sized supersonic high explosive "bullet" that will arrange your meeting with your "god" that you seem to crave so much
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on October 04, 2014, 10:33:51 PM
Agent Orange  >>:-( ... a good friend was conscripted & ended as an OZ NASO medic in Viet Nam.......he died of multiple cancers in all of his vital organs about 18 months ago.... <:( Derek
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on October 04, 2014, 10:42:15 PM
Yes , the Bullet is a bit more directional, Agent Orange is not fussy, as is I suppose any toxin, and surprisingly no Government (as far as I am aware will admit any connection to Illness).
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on October 05, 2014, 12:15:41 AM
Agent Orange  >>:-( appears to have been very selective in the system of lotteries...some win...some lose

Our new Australian Governor General ...was also a military man....[an Army Major in Viet Nam] ...he is apparently very alive & well

Have never met this.... now Sir Peter Cosgrove, however from all reports...those who served under him in that period had the greatest respect for him................

Derek
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: John W E on October 05, 2014, 11:00:13 AM
It just made me smile  {-) {-) {-)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-29479913#
aye
john
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on October 05, 2014, 12:43:16 PM
It just made me smile  {-) {-) {-)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-29479913# (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-29479913#)
aye
john

Heard  %% about it but had not seen any pictures until your link,  :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: surfs up on October 06, 2014, 05:55:57 PM
Man (plonker) trying to cross ocean in inflatable bubble has to be rescued

http://www.itv.com/news/2014-10-05/man-trying-to-cross-ocean-in-inflatable-bubble-has-to-be-rescued/

 {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 07, 2014, 11:04:49 AM

Halfords 'We Fit' lorry gets stuck under bridge
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29514013

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/78047000/jpg/_78047793_2014-10-06-halfords1.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on October 07, 2014, 11:30:32 AM
 :-))

It would have been necessary to deflate tires.

An Australian would say: it is the top which did not pass it would have been of no use

Excuse I Dereck %) %) %) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on October 07, 2014, 03:13:38 PM
Ghost sighting at Dudley Castle

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2783354/Chilling-image-Grey-Lady-ghost-captured-archway-couple-visiting-courtyard-castle-claimed-haunted-England.html
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: surfs up on October 10, 2014, 04:34:52 PM
Anyone else been done for drink-hovering?


http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/jail-for-hovercraft-pilot-who-was-over-drink-drive-limit-1-6351538

 :police: <*< >>:-(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pugwash on October 10, 2014, 06:13:27 PM
Think the A-10's were taken out of frontline squadrons but kept flying in the Air National Guard so there should be quite a few still in full frontline condition with experienced pilots to fly them... ISIS meet the 30mm milk bottle sized supersonic high explosive "bullet" that will arrange your meeting with your "god" that you seem to crave so much
There was an entry on Wiki that in September 2014 the 122th fighter wing would be deploying to the Middle East
with 12 of the Units 21 A-10s so they are obviously still around and kicking ass.  Apparently about 42 of them have had
new wings made by Boeing to keep them operational till about 2035 - then in the next breath they are threatening to
scrap them all.  I think the decision is to keep all the modernised a/c and scrap the rest.
The trip to the Mid east has been planned about a year but just happened to coincide with the air strikes.
Geoff
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: surfs up on October 17, 2014, 10:14:52 AM
D-Day landing craft raised from dock.
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29655649 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29655649)
 
Hope it doesn't just disappear into one of the boat house never to be seen again.

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on October 20, 2014, 09:10:40 PM
Russian Sub off the coast of sweden


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/19/sweden-search-russian-submarine-stockholm
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on November 03, 2014, 06:04:24 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-29875888

The cost of fish just went up....

I didn't know James but I do know Billy the owner of the boat , an absolute disaster 3 men lost and 2 rescued. Its always a shock when a boat sinks but for something like this when no mayday could be sent ( the boat will have had 2 GMDSS radio systems onboard , a VHF and SSB system , both linked to the GPS and both only needing 1 press of a button to send an automatic distress signal ) makes it even more of a shock

RIP lads RIP
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on November 03, 2014, 07:04:22 PM
coming from a fishing port I know how you feel Davie.........god bless them all. neil.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on November 04, 2014, 08:29:45 PM
Says they hit something causing the boat to sink , RIP lads

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/530737/Fisherman-dies-after-Scottish-trawler-is-lost-in-North-Sea

Good chance it was a container washed off a container ship , they float just beneath the surface and are a nightmare for all boats especially smaller fishing boats
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on November 10, 2014, 12:09:51 PM

French is there to give you information      O0 {-) {-) {-)


http://www.francetvinfo.fr/vieo-une-femme-se-fait-renverser-par-une-voiture-sur-le-passage-pieton-des-beatles_741129.html#xtor=AL-79-%5Barticle%5D (http://www.francetvinfo.fr/vieo-une-femme-se-fait-renverser-par-une-voiture-sur-le-passage-pieton-des-beatles_741129.html#xtor=AL-79-%5Barticle%5D)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on November 10, 2014, 05:29:44 PM
Sorry to sound harsh but the driver was not at fault there..... she clearly didn't look before sprinting across the road
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Big Ada on November 10, 2014, 05:54:04 PM
AND, she was not using the crossing fully.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on November 19, 2014, 09:16:05 AM
For those of you who are visiting the Blackpool show next year.......be very careful.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30100973 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30100973)
Makes the Norbreck look like the Hilton!
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 19, 2014, 10:00:56 AM
Apparently the manager is not available for comment!!
would have thought a charge like that is illegal .also you are not supposed to keep full card details I thought
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on November 19, 2014, 10:51:44 AM
Yes TLB...........Common Law would suggest the perpetrator's of the retaining of Credit Card numbers .....then to reapply a charge without the consent of the card owner is an offence  :police:

Keep 'em' locked up in your Woodworm Scrubs Goal or what ever <*< .....we have enough of your convict lot over here in OZ..........  {-) Derek [yes me included...First Fleet convict stock :-)) ]
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 19, 2014, 01:12:07 PM
Yes TLB...........Common Law would suggest the perpetrator's of the retaining of Credit Card numbers .....then to reapply a charge without the consent of the card owner is an offence  :police:

Keep 'em' locked up in your Woodworm Scrubs Goal or what ever <*< .....we have enough of your convict lot over here in OZ..........  {-) Derek [yes me included...First Fleet convict stock :-)) ]

Don't think he will be coming out of the Hotel for some time.. %%
 
Talk about adverse publicity..Main news, facebook, twitter, Internet, and not very many good comments.
 
latest, website is down, but they are apparently going to refund the £ 100.00, Like they had any real choice.. {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on November 19, 2014, 04:14:39 PM
The room rate would have been enough to put me off.
You don't get much in the way of comfort for £38 !
Really decent B&B's are over twice that.
Anyone on here stay there for the show weekend?
Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on November 19, 2014, 04:26:26 PM
I have stayed in both hotels and BB's in Blackpool quite a few times, mostly at this time of year.
Bear in mind most of the buildings are quite old, and sometimes bathrooms 1 or 2 to a floor. However they have always been clean and comfortable, friendly, and the cooked breakfast very good.
Low prices reflect the accommodation is often quite basic, plus huge competition vying for your custom.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 19, 2014, 04:28:57 PM
The room rate would have been enough to put me off.
You don't get much in the way of comfort for £38 !
Really decent B&B's are over twice that.
Anyone on here stay there for the show weekend?
Ned
I don,t know, I have stayed at the Cameron house hotel for 25.00. B&b (loch lomond)
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on November 19, 2014, 04:49:38 PM
Agreed, there are bargains to be found.
Swimbo won't stay anywhere that is not ensuite
and our experiences in Yorkshire, The Lakes, and the South West of England
bear out what I said.
Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on November 19, 2014, 06:04:40 PM
The room rate would have been enough to put me off.
You don't get much in the way of comfort for £38 !
Really decent B&B's are over twice that.
Anyone on here stay there for the show weekend?
Ned

Been in lots of Premier Inns on their £29 rate - all en-suite & very clean & comfy.  :-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 19, 2014, 06:06:22 PM
Agreed, there are bargains to be found.
Swimbo won't stay anywhere that is not ensuite
and our experiences in Yorkshire, The Lakes, and the South West of England
bear out what I said.
Ned

In Fairness it was a mega special deal I got... :}

But at £ 36. I would still expect clean sheets, a tidy room clean cups and running Hot water, there is no excuse for this hotel, they have behaved disgracefully and deserve all the criticism they are getting.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on November 19, 2014, 06:36:48 PM
It's supposed to be a family holiday resort but it's more
a hen and stag capital and most of the visitors can't even
see the rooms when they collapse into bed.
I use PI quite often and they are good value.

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: flashtwo on November 21, 2014, 10:21:48 AM
Crowd sourcing removes mini from tram line - stupid C#W!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-30138390

Reminds me of the time when we lifted a teacher's mini and plonked inside the school's main gate on the last day of summer term - result absolute chaos - it couldn't be manoeuvred away because we placed it so close. Just happened to Ed Milliband's old school too!

Ian
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on November 21, 2014, 10:35:13 AM
The story says that she said "I'm not from Nottingham".  So where does she come from that doesn't have double yellow lines?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: flashtwo on November 21, 2014, 11:03:31 AM
It should have said
"Just happened to be Ed Milliband's old school too!"

Ian
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on November 21, 2014, 11:47:54 AM
The story says that she said "I'm not from Nottingham".  So where does she come from that doesn't have double yellow lines?
Presumably the same place where it's also permissible to park halfway on the pavement while you go and have a coffee. The lovely thing about it is that she will also shortly be receiving a penalty notice from Nottingham City Council for driving up Goldsmith Street (as shown in the picture of her driving away) - it's for trams only. These notices are issued automatically using ANPR software linked to the CCTV camera halfway up the street. Ask me how I know.......... <:(
No doubt she will find another brainless excuse. My favourite was when another lady driver turned right across in front of me at a set of lights as I was driving down Talbot Street (which is about 200 yards from the tram parking incident). I had to drive onto the pavement to avoid her car and hit a low wall in the process. Her reason for turning into my path? "I'm disabled, you know - and you were coming down the hill rather quickly". Will somebody tell me what she was thinking - please?!!
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on November 21, 2014, 12:20:25 PM
Don't laugh.... >>:-( some 46 years ago I left a party with a young lady in tow only to find my Mini Van [EOU 688] plonked between two trees on the foot path with 12" clearance on both ends  <*< .......

Nobody seemed to care or was in a condition to help replace my vehicle from where it was originally parked ...... <:( ... naturally I can say no more  {-) Derek
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 13, 2014, 08:04:06 PM
 
BBC: Crane falls into Dutch house after proposal goes wrong.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30464816
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 16, 2014, 01:31:09 PM
 
Battery for you next Power Boat!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30488657
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: U-33 on December 16, 2014, 02:14:36 PM
Gonna need a bigger boat...


Rich
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: richald on December 16, 2014, 11:28:39 PM
Looks like a 5000s LIPO to me.

Richard
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 17, 2014, 09:15:39 AM
 
BBC: Prelude:World's largest ever vessel !

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30497303
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Mad Scientist on December 17, 2014, 07:19:47 PM
Hmm...three quick thoughts:

1. The hull looks simple enough, but I bet the decks are a 'plumber's nightmare'!

2 'Longer than four football pitches laid end-to-end', so, when the gas runs out, they can rebuild her into a mobile Word Cup venue.

3. Does the name 'Prelude' suggest another, larger vessel in the future?

Tom
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Shipmate60 on December 18, 2014, 12:37:42 AM
If the "System" works there are more planned.


Bob
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 18, 2014, 11:45:24 AM

BBC:  The boats full of guns for hire against pirates


        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30512185
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 31, 2014, 02:09:28 PM

Virgin Atlantic jet lands safely with landing gear problem:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30625945

Pilot who landed gear problem jet 'just doing job':

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30639721

I thought that was one hardest landing I've ever seen... bouncing a 390 ton Jumbo jet 10 feet in the air is some feat!

http://youtu.be/JoWS_SHe4gU

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 31, 2014, 02:13:23 PM
Quote
I thought that was one hardest landing I've ever seen... bouncing a 390 ton Jumbo jet 10 feet in the air is some feat!

Yes, was it because he had to change the normal angle of approach to allow for the possible collapse of the landing gear?

I knew someone who used to maintain 747s and he said they are really tough. strong aircraft.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 31, 2014, 02:16:18 PM
 
Dunno Colin, I would have thought you would want to "grease" it in!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: NFMike on December 31, 2014, 04:52:59 PM

Dunno Colin, I would have thought you would want to "grease" it in!


Yes and no. Firstly, the trouble with 'greasing it' is that you tend to use a lot of runway before you can start braking and when you know you can't brake hard (lacking one wheelset) running off the far end of the runway becomes an issue.
Secondly, firm landings are normal these days - get it down, get the weight off the wings onto the wheels (nose down), slam the brakes on, get off the runway. In this case he needed to get it down as early as possible (see first point), but was probably aiming to keep weight off the wheels as long as possible - he keeps the nose up for a long time after first touchdown. That means the rebound of the suspension was able to push the aircraft back more than would usually be the case. It didn't look pretty, but it did the job  :-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on December 31, 2014, 09:15:00 PM
A large percentage of the aircraft's deceleration is performed by the engines using reverse thrust and, as far as I'm aware, much of the wheel braking is done automatically. The pilot selects the amount of braking effort he requires on the autobrake system so that, together with the reverse thrust effect, he can get the aircraft off the active runway as quickly as possible.


Colin's comment concerning the toughness of the 747 is borne out in a video I saw of one landing in a strong crosswind at the old Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong. A 747 touched down with the nose pointing about 30 degrees right of the runway centre line, the amount of smoke from the tyres was quite impressive. The pilot managed to bring the nose around in time to prevent the aircraft from veering off the runway into the harbour.


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on January 03, 2015, 06:55:43 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-30667084

Looks like she capsized just after 1300hrs yesterday , the upturned hull drifted Ease of the the Pentland Firth for 24 hours before the Northlink Ferry almost hit it ( reports online from people on the ferry say it had to take a very hard turn to avoid the coaster ) , Lifeboats and 2 Helicopters are still looking but it looks like its a search for bodies not survivors now , to not get a mayday off means this happened very very quickly.

I've been through the Firth a fair few times and if you get a gale of westerly wind ( as it was yesterday ) against a west going tide ( can be up to 9 knots ) it turns the Firth into a Cauldron and it is a very very wild bit of sea to be in
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on January 05, 2015, 03:50:18 PM
Lest we get too depressed, this was also in the news from Scotland.....I dare anyone not to smile   <*<   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-30681476 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-30681476)
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on January 05, 2015, 04:12:34 PM
 %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %% %%
Did they do him for Nae Lights  ;D ;D

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on January 06, 2015, 09:01:40 AM
Hmmm... Tour Ecosse on space hoppers?  That would be a sight.
Title: Big ship in Felixstowe.
Post by: david48 on January 09, 2015, 12:05:40 AM
I found this clip it in gCaptain thought you might like it http://gcaptain.com/video-aboard-the-mighty-cscl-globe-in-felixstowe/
I think I might bookmark the home page
David
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 09, 2015, 02:21:57 AM

BBC: The world's biggest ship - for 53 days
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30696685
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Brian60 on January 09, 2015, 09:49:36 AM
Martin that one is in the chit chat forum under the title The Globe.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 16, 2015, 01:21:16 PM
 
BBC:  Giant origami boat launched on Southwark boating lake.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-30831507


Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on January 21, 2015, 03:54:47 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-30913291 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-30913291)
Not so much for the story as for the po-faced statement by the councils' officer, Mr John McEvoy. Winker of the week thus far?
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: warspite on January 25, 2015, 04:53:41 PM
I am sure I posted about the car carrier being in the news about it being towed to port - and I am sure I put it in this topic on Friday!!!!!! {:-{

anyway as I think I put, insurance company going to take a massive hit when they have to scrap all the vehicles.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 25, 2015, 06:09:15 PM
As Martin has explained on another thread, there were around 24 hours worth of posts lost during the server problem yesterday.

The cars may not necessarily be scrapped. Apparently in most cases the tethers held so they were just held at an angle until the ship was brought upright again. Any which suffered water damage will be write offs though.

On a previous incident with a car carrier Mazda did write off all the cars just in case they would have been subject to warranty claims if put on sale. The circumstances may have been different though.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on January 25, 2015, 09:12:52 PM
Yes warspite  O0 you posted noting the insurance companies would take that big hit

I responded by asking if anyone had ever seen a badly dressed frail & thin CEO of an insurance company? ...as they don't exist

Insurance in underwritten by layered risk insurance [pyramid selling in reverse] so whilst the principal insurer will pay out, they in turn will claim on their sub insurance

Ultimately the only people who pay are you & I in higher insurance premiums in years to come  {:-{

However in domestic electrical there is a changing trend....our OZ retail group Harvey Norman no longer has actual  insurance to cover extended warranties that they offer & sell........
The big difference is that with the vastly improved reliability of consumer products.......it is cheaper for the retailer to accept a certain miniscule % of faults will occur and provide free supply a replacement component than to actually insure against the fault %)

Like it's getting ridiculous......you purchase a $49.00 electric rice cooker which has a 12 month manufacturer's warranty........but at the checkout...the sales person asks if you want an additional 36 months extended warranty for just $30.00 %% ........ they make more profit on selling extended warranties than the actual product  >>:-(

 :o ...after all.......Gerry Harvey is still a billionaire .....Derek
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: warspite on January 27, 2015, 08:28:34 PM
or like comet here - just go out of business and 'sod the lot of you' I hear the owner say - ouch just bit my tongue (get it) :embarrassed:
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 27, 2015, 08:31:09 PM
Back to the beached car transporter, they have been driving the cars off today so presumably not much, if anything, wrong with them.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: radiojoe on January 27, 2015, 08:46:54 PM
The cars were probably safer in there than on the roads hitting potholes, %% %% {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Charlie on January 27, 2015, 09:01:45 PM
Back to the beached car transporter, they have been driving the cars off today so presumably not much, if anything, wrong with them.

Colin


Not sure about that.........


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2928552/Hundreds-luxury-Land-Rovers-finally-dry-land-traumatic-journey-capsized-transporter-haven-t-survived-trip-well.html

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on January 28, 2015, 08:55:26 PM
Absolute disaster for families of , this time , a Belgium fishing boat. The Morgenster Z85 has gone down in the Channel south of Lydd on the Kent coast. Last time she sent an AIS signal was 13:38 this dinnertime. Lots of boats , lifeboats and choppers searching but its poor weather and it doesn't look good
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Fastfaz on January 28, 2015, 08:59:49 PM
  Lets hope the rescuers are able to do their normal sterling job. Best wishes to everyone involved.
        Regards,
            Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on February 24, 2015, 11:19:31 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-31602670 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-31602670)
I think the best sentence for Richard Gatiss would be to turn him loose onto the street with a picture of what he did pinned to the back of his coat. I wonder how long he'd last intact.
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Fastfaz on February 24, 2015, 01:36:28 PM
  So after he gets his slap on the wrist and possibly costs us the Taxpayers thousands of pounds in drugs and treatment and is cured (as Rickie Tomlinson would say "My A**e") I take it he will get a job and after work look after the victim by doing his garden, bit of painting etc. There is more chance of plaiting fog I know I was a Prison officer for twenty years and, believe me, this toerag will get much more help and assistance from the state than the poor victim. Bring back the Stocks.
     Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 03, 2015, 02:19:55 PM
 
BBC:   WW1: Gallipoli campaign ship is given new lease of life

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31705976
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 03, 2015, 02:42:15 PM
Quote
BBC:   WW1: Gallipoli campaign ship is given new lease of life

There will be an item on Monitor M33 in the forthcoming special issue of Model Boats due to be published next month. The Naval Museum have made some really good photos of the ship at Portsmouth available to me, including some excellent interior shots. The issue will also include a feature plan rewrite of Paul Freshney's article on similar ship M15 originally published back in 2007.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: rem2007 on March 03, 2015, 08:27:38 PM
worth a look and giggle...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31711446
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on March 06, 2015, 08:50:54 AM
Who said footballers were arrogant and vain? http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31745660 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31745660)
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 06, 2015, 01:53:52 PM
 
Good grief!  >:-o
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 06, 2015, 03:28:15 PM
I'm sure there must be a model boating application in there somewhere....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31759524

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 06, 2015, 04:39:12 PM
 
In his prime, he could do "the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs." ―but in his old age a Ryan ST3KR was more than he could handle!   ok2
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 10, 2015, 11:19:43 PM

BBC:  The Queen has officially named the new cruise ship Britannia.

          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-31802613



              Other discussion deleted!   >>:-(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on March 11, 2015, 11:03:13 AM
Another biggest ever for a few weeks - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31813045
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 11, 2015, 11:17:51 AM
 
Also:  World’s Largest Engine Powers The World’s Largest Container Ship
 
         http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/worlds-largest-engine-powers-the-worlds-largest-container-ship/
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on March 11, 2015, 05:33:05 PM
Bon appétit DERECK

https://fr.news.yahoo.com/australie-tombe-nez-%C3%A0-nez-serpent-ouvrant-bo%C3%AEte-171636616.html
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on March 11, 2015, 10:51:42 PM
Dear GAZOU.....

I think they try to make fun of Australians >>:-(..snakes alive?....snakes for breakfast?...fried snake & egg roll?.. %)... ..at least the snake ate a healthy breakfast?... {-)

PS...I suspect it was a publicity stunt...................& probably sponsored by Kellog's......who now just happen to be an American owned  >>:-( company

This never would never have happened when the 'Kellog' was Australian  :kiss: ....

Apart from that, Pythons are carnivores' and not herbivores' or vegetarians'......... so just American propaganda!.......:-)).......Derek

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB0QqQIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailytelegraph.com.au%2Fnewslocal%2Fnorthern-beaches%2Fare-you-cereal-sydney-man-finds-python-packed-into-cornflake-box%2Fstory-fngr8hax-1227255355528&ei=eMcAVd3-BsjHmAXRtoLYBA&usg=AFQjCNGcMcOMh4bQxBtSAxUfQbsvQXiOaw
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on March 12, 2015, 07:15:01 AM
Dear Dereck

 you reassure me :-)) :kiss:
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: vnkiwi on March 13, 2015, 12:40:03 AM
Derek,
"Kellog's" has never been Australian, It's always been American, founded by one of two brothers, the other, a nutritionist, ran "Sanitarium".
Have a happy day %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on March 13, 2015, 01:37:15 AM
Sanitarium was founded in Melbourne by Edward Halsey, an American who was a baker at Kellogg's Battle Creek, but who migrated to Australia in 1897. Sanitarium Australia and Sanitarium New Zealand are 2 separate companies, but they work together, they are both wholly owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Because they are owned by a church the companies pay no income tax, something that has been severely criticised by their competitors.


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on March 13, 2015, 04:36:17 AM
The "meat" which was in the package of Korn-flakes was Australian?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 13, 2015, 10:03:11 AM
 
BBC: What do you do with an old ocean liner?

       http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-31027936

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/80589000/jpg/_80589619_img_0247_5_6_tonemapped.jpg)

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: imsinking on March 13, 2015, 11:48:51 AM
I dont think there's anything down for the SS UNITED STATES it's chock full of Asbestos . . . cost a fortune to strip that out alone , a candidate for ALANG BEACH ?
their not bothered about 'safe working ' there . . . . <:(
Bill
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 13, 2015, 01:02:07 PM
Re United States:
There are reports that asbestos was removed when she was towed to Turkey to be stripped in 1992, no idea if that was all of it though. One of the problems in bringing her back into service was that her accommodation layout is based on several passenger classes with duplication of public spaces and totally unsuitable for the modern cruise market. There would have been problems with the power plant too, which was based on the Midway class aircraft carriers I think. When she was originally in service the engines had to be kept warmed through while she was in port by slowly turning the props all the time to avoid metal expansion and contraction. It would be nice to see her preserved but it would only be a superficial shell of the original ship laid up alongside somewhere as nothing of her original interiors and fittings remains.

Queen Mary has been luckier but still has a rather precarious existence financially and much of her interiors are still intact. We spent a night aboard back in 2001 and my Wife had to literally drag me off the ship next morning to continue our trip.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: imsinking on March 13, 2015, 01:36:35 PM
Your correct in what you say about the Asbestos being removed , that was only in the machinery spaces / boiler rooms , what they found was that nearly EVERY cabin was a fireproof box lagged in the stuff & , interestingly, there is/was next to no WOOD on the ship (taking PARANOIA a little too far?)
The QE2 would be a fine attraction moored in the UK as a floating hotel , but typical of this country's 'brains' it was disposed of , I still think it'll end up scrap . . .
Bill
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 13, 2015, 02:12:03 PM
It's a bit ironic about the asbestos on the United States then. The designer William Gibbs was indeed paranoid about making the ship totally fireproof and wouldn't allow wood anywhere, reputedly just a piano and the butchers block were wood. In making the ship fireproof he created a potentially greater hazard but they used asbestos for all sorts of things in those days. United States was a beautiful looking ship though, I saw her a few times at Southampton. Also I was making sandcastles on the beach on the Isle of Wight one day and watched her steam by, quite a way out to sea. About 20 minutes later a huge wave came flooding up the beach and around the deckchairs of the people sunning themselves! It caused quite a commotion!

I agree that QE2 is probably now a lost cause. All the engines are now permanently shut down and there are basically just a few caretakers/night watchmen left aboard which means that she will deteriorate fast now. If she had been switched to a new shoreside role immediately after being taken out of service there would have been a chance for her but there was no business plan in place acceptable to Cunard at the time and they certainly didn't want the ship being operated by anyone else.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: NFMike on March 13, 2015, 03:27:25 PM
Well, I'm going to be contentious.
While I can just about see value in preserving a few warships or other vessels that have significantly interesting interiors, I really can't see the point in preserving liners where the only real interest is the external appearance. It's basically a box of (small) rooms inside. I'm sure there is the odd item of aesthetic value inside, but they are really just floating hotels.

For my money (literally), with a few exceptions like HMS Belfast or some other historic iron (eg. Mallard), if a large vessel, loco, aeroplane, etc, can't be 'preserved' as a working item then it's probably not worth the cost of keeping it at all.

People will say "Oh, it's history" but they aren't usually at the front of the queue to donate ££££s to the cost of upkeep of these things. Expecting a commercial company like Cunard or 'the government' to cough up cash for these projects is ... well ... unrealistic.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on March 13, 2015, 10:33:58 PM
Sanitarium was founded in Melbourne by Edward Halsey, an American who was a baker at Kellogg's Battle Creek, but who migrated to Australia in 1897. Sanitarium Australia and Sanitarium New Zealand are 2 separate companies, but they work together, they are both wholly owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Because they are owned by a church the companies pay no income tax, something that has been severely criticised by their competitors.


Peter.
Sanitarium, does however sponsor, financially assists, Seventh Day Adventist schools, now called colleges, throughout Australia, which helps to keep the fees low for parents.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on March 15, 2015, 12:29:31 AM
Sanitarium is actually owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, the founder of the company was a member. They also own and run the Sydney Adventist Hospital in the northern Sydney suburb of Wahroonga. I was a patient there for a short time in the late 90s after suffering a kidney stone episode, it was like a 5 star hotel run by nurses and doctors, absolutely brilliant.


Peter.
Title: USS Theodore Roosevelt
Post by: html on March 20, 2015, 05:41:47 PM
The USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Winston S Churchill are arriving in Portsmouth on Sunday.
 Royal navy web site http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2015/march/20/150320-us-carrier-visits-portsmouth
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 23, 2015, 11:24:15 AM
 
BBC: The 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31712158 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31712158)
 
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/81364000/jpg/_81364551_goliath-iwm.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 03, 2015, 02:03:10 PM
 
Happy to see Thundebirds back to TV tomorrow!   :-)

Thunderbirds 4  on  River Thames

(http://news.images.itv.com/image/file/632277/stream_img.jpg)

(http://news.images.itv.com/image/file/632278/stream_img.jpg)

(http://news.images.itv.com/image/file/632282/stream_img.jpg)

http://www.itv.com/news/london/2015-04-02/thunderbirds-are-go-along-the-river-thames/

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: html on April 03, 2015, 07:44:15 PM
Re United States:
There are reports that asbestos was removed when she was towed to Turkey to be stripped in 1992, no idea if that was all of it though. One of the problems in bringing her back into service was that her accommodation layout is based on several passenger classes with duplication of public spaces and totally unsuitable for the modern cruise market. There would have been problems with the power plant too, which was based on the Midway class aircraft carriers I think. When she was originally in service the engines had to be kept warmed through while she was in port by slowly turning the props all the time to avoid metal expansion and contraction. It would be nice to see her preserved but it would only be a superficial shell of the original ship laid up alongside somewhere as nothing of her original interiors and fittings remains.

Queen Mary has been luckier but still has a rather precarious existence financially and much of her interiors are still intact. We spent a night aboard back in 2001 and my Wife had to literally drag me off the ship next morning to continue our trip.

Colin

I visited the Queen Mary last year, she looks quite tired could do with some paint and a clean on the outside and a lot of her decks need repairing. The inside is really impressive, especially the engine room.

Brian
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on April 04, 2015, 11:10:01 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-32173459 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-32173459)

The Clown Prosecution Service strikes again. I was particularly impressed by the last sentence; somehow it makes it all seem worthwhile. Croeso Cymru.

Dave M
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on April 05, 2015, 06:45:14 AM
I blame the CPS but Tesco didn't really need to press charges. What did they get out of it? 21.50? including victim compensation?
How much bad PR does this kind of thing generate? I am surprised Tesco head office allowed this to go forward with all the bad publicity they have had of late.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: dougal99 on April 05, 2015, 08:38:45 AM
He was abusive and potentially violent. Tesco sticking up for its staff.  :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on April 05, 2015, 08:54:35 AM
Then the charge was the wrong one. 'Criminal damage' says to the Tesco staff that a bottle of milk is more important to Tesco than their employees' H&S. Anyway, there's no offence in being potentially violent, unless it's a terrorist-related or conspiracy charge you're talking about. As for being verbally abusive, come on Dougal - you can hear much worse stuff than that from kids on the street.
Broadening the question, does anyone know whether the victim of a crime gets to decide if charges are pressed or not? For example, the guy who was assaulted by Clarkson has said that he doesn't want to press charges, yet the police are still investigating the incident and presumably will present a case to the CPS if they find enough evidence to charge him.
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: NFMike on April 05, 2015, 08:59:05 AM
I blame the CPS but Tesco didn't really need to press charges. What did they get out of it? 21.50? including victim compensation?
How much bad PR does this kind of thing generate? I am surprised Tesco head office allowed this to go forward with all the bad publicity they have had of late.
He was abusive and potentially violent. Tesco sticking up for its staff.  :-))
Quite right. How much is an acceptable level of misbehaviour or violence towers staff? A lot of shops have signs that say "We always prosecute shoplifters" and most people think that's reasonable.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: NFMike on April 05, 2015, 09:04:06 AM
Then the charge was the wrong one. 'Criminal damage' says to the Tesco staff that a bottle of milk is more important to Tesco than their employees' H&S.
There probably wasn't enough evidence to be sure of a conviction on a more serious charge. We don't know the details but reading between the lines it sounds like this bloke was 'known' and Tesco/police decided he needed a proper warning off.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 07, 2015, 01:06:20 PM
A new take on 'bread & butter' construction.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-32201995

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Stavros on April 07, 2015, 02:02:12 PM
Should be Keelhauled made to pay for the rescue let alone given a criminal charge
 
Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on April 07, 2015, 08:20:49 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32202771

Oscar II SSGN Orel K-266 on fire in drydock , Wiki says she was due to have her stern shaft realigned and the reports are saying the fire was in her stern so probably caused by them cutting out sections of the outer hull to get at the shaft ( that or work on the aft dome of the pressure hull )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_submarine_Orel_%28K-266%29
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 10, 2015, 09:59:36 AM
 
BBC:  Cricket legend Richie Benaud dies aged 84.

         http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/32182999

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/82145000/jpg/_82145499_richie_benaud_pa.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on April 10, 2015, 12:07:58 PM
My favourite Benaud story:
About 55 years ago my Dad was outside on the drive one bright Sunday morning, washing the family Hillman Minx, when three or four large black Humber saloons pulled up outside. A bloke leaned out of the passenger window of the first one and in a broad Australian accent said "Excuse me, sir, but could you tell us how to get to Radcliffe Golf Course? We appear to have turned the wrong way somewhere". That was the day Dad met Richie Benaud (and the rest of the Australian Test team), but he remembered it most as the day an Aussie called him "Sir"!!
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on April 11, 2015, 12:34:16 AM
There are not too many people to whom the term "Legend" can be truthfully applied, but Richie Benaud was undoubtedly one of them. He was the voice of cricket, not only in Australia but in Britain as well. Always fair minded in his match commentary, his insights into the game were worth listening to, even if the cricket was at times dull. He will be sadly missed by all cricket followers around the world.


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pugwash on April 11, 2015, 12:50:12 AM
There were to my mind two great cricket commentators - back when I was a kid we always listened to the Test Matches
on the old steam radio and it was John Arlott with his distinctive gravelly voice, then with the advent of cricket on TV
Richie Benaud became the the No 1 voice of Ashes cricket.  These type of characters probably won't be repeated in the
future

Geoff
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on April 11, 2015, 03:08:13 AM
The first time I saw Richie Benaud was at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney, in either 1952 or 53. In the days before TV (Australia didn't get TV until 1956) we had to rely on newspaper photos to know what sports people looked like, and I can remember thinking how tall and broad shouldered he was. He was giving a batting and bowling demonstration at the show, and I, as a young lad of 15 or 16, was very impressed.


As Richie aged and his health diminished, his spot as principal commentator for the 9 Network was taken by Englishman, Mark Nicholas, whose work I enjoy immensely. However, Richie Benaud and his trademark light coloured jackets will never be truly replaced in the minds of cricket lovers.


I have just read that the Australian Government has offered his family a state funeral, an honour richly deserved.


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 16, 2015, 10:23:48 AM
I know we aren't into politics but..... http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/02/24/money-supermarket-spoof_n_6741760.html
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on April 16, 2015, 10:39:44 AM
Some of the comments are, shall we say, illuminating? I've always found that advert so grotesque that I've closed my eyes whenever it came on, but now I shall see it in a totally different light  ;D
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: warspite on April 16, 2015, 10:49:53 AM
Cringingly awfull ad, i rather watch a free toy being given away
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on April 16, 2015, 11:53:46 AM
Excellent!
Made me chuckle!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on April 22, 2015, 08:34:33 AM
There's not much you can say about this one http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32407688 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32407688)
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on April 22, 2015, 10:16:29 AM
There's not much you can say about this one http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32407688 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32407688)
DM

Computers are like guns - takes 6 goes until reloading in needed.  {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on April 22, 2015, 01:30:33 PM
There's not much you can say about this one http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32407688 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32407688)
DM

Brilliant  {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 08, 2015, 10:23:19 AM

And back to Model Boat News only here..... sort of!  :-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: davidm1945 on May 08, 2015, 10:47:54 AM
OK Martin. I accept your judgement. From now on the only topic allowed on this forum is model boats - nothing else . So be it.




Bit sad though isn't it ?
 I expect I'll get moderated or banned, but hey ho!


Dave.


Polling station thread removed
ken

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: vnkiwi on May 08, 2015, 10:55:01 AM
Negative thoughts, Moriarty.
 :o
Would suggest you take a couple of deep breaths, and go read what Martin said, again, only this time in a positive way.
 O0
Because, I got an entirely different take on what he wrote.
 :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Jerry C on May 08, 2015, 11:02:03 AM
Our new S63 Bristows helo arrived at Caernarfon airport yesterday. Getting ready to take over from the RAF Seaking SAR boys. Not sure when the change over occurs but they haven't finished the hanger yet. 
Will be sad to see them go, (they fly over my house nearly every day). Well done, thankyou and farewell.
They do rescue peeps from boats so should qualify for this thread.
Jerry.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 08, 2015, 11:07:00 AM
OK Martin. I accept your judgement. From now on the only topic allowed on this forum is model boats - nothing else . So be it.
Bit sad though isn't it ?
 I expect I'll get moderated or banned, but hey ho!
Dave.

Naaa, nuffink like that, it just that experience is a very effective teacher!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: davidm1945 on May 08, 2015, 11:18:39 AM
Naaa, nuffink like that, it just that experience is a very effective teacher!



Wise words there, mate...  ok2 


Is that Gladys Experience from Chipping Sodbury Secondary School?


Dave.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on May 08, 2015, 05:22:48 PM
Our new S63 Bristows helo arrived at Caernarfon airport yesterday. Getting ready to take over from the RAF Seaking SAR boys. Not sure when the change over occurs but they haven't finished the hanger yet. 
Will be sad to see them go, (they fly over my house nearly every day). Well done, thankyou and farewell.
They do rescue peeps from boats so should qualify for this thread.
Jerry.


We have one at Humberside Airport.
Replaced Leconfield's SAR.
No wonder Prince Wills got made redundant and
has gone flying an Air Ambulance.  O0


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: pugwash on May 10, 2015, 12:26:13 AM

We have one at Humberside Airport.
Replaced Leconfield's SAR.
No wonder Prince Wills got made redundant and
has gone flying an Air Ambulance.  O0


Ned

It's a brilliant helicopter at Humberside - able to be in two places at once - as it is also taking over from
the Sea King at RAF Boulmer.  I don't think there is a day we don't see it overhead or heading for the
Lake District

Geoff
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on May 10, 2015, 07:47:48 AM
Should have said there are two at Humberside so two places at once is double

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on May 19, 2015, 01:02:35 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-32780916 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-32780916)
Yeah, we do - along with other choice phrases such as "intit cowudd?", "ayergorra wiya?" and "yermardybogger!". Such a rich culture is to be celebrated, especially by Ms Jolie and Ms Parton (who clearly know class when they hear it).
Cheers, m'ducks!
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Brian60 on May 19, 2015, 02:01:50 PM
They missed the classic from Barnsley area, Ay up love. Used for addressing both men and women. Its really odd to be called love by another bloke %)

Or move to Hull which has classics such as narn nanety narn (£9.99) berds (birds) gorra (got one) There is even a book available to explain all the Hull colloquialisms.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on May 19, 2015, 02:39:41 PM
For students of dialect, this ud ayer laffin yer soxxoff. http://www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/title/aah-ter-talk-notts/id/2965 (http://www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/title/aah-ter-talk-notts/id/2965)
Beware! There are one or two family-unfriendly words in it. Yer carnt tell meh ayant towuddyer naah.
The guy is right - how many mimics have you ever heard trying to sound like they're from Nottingham? Ah cun caahnt em ont finger o won foot, m'duck.
DM (Culture Vulture)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on May 19, 2015, 03:56:04 PM
Don't remember Kevin Kostner talking like that
M'duck  :o

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on May 19, 2015, 04:35:16 PM
'E dint. A'yer deff or summat?  :P
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on May 19, 2015, 10:06:30 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-32791075

Another boat lost thankfully with her crew safe. A few NE boats down fishing that area out of Newlyn in the last week or two.

I know the skipper that had her away , have known Alan for over 25 years and to say this was a shock is an understatement. They are all ashore in Ireland now, a boat can be replaced human lives can't
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Brian60 on May 20, 2015, 07:47:17 AM
While its shocking that a boat has sunk, but thankfully the crew has been saved. I do have to question the motives of the owners.

The boat had four Filipino crew aboard. Why Filipino's? surely with the amount of Scottish fishermen or even fishermen from the south west out of work, it should have been crewed by some of them? The only reason for employing a crew from half way around the world is to save a few quid on crewing costs, it is so wrong that they can get away with doing this.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: vnkiwi on May 20, 2015, 07:54:14 AM
It's called "GREED"  O0
I'm with you on this one.
 :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on May 20, 2015, 08:05:10 AM
we getting into politics here guys, because it's all about  the EU and their quota's, time available at sea, and making a living whilst paying off huge loans for their boats................of course the owners are going to choose the cheapest route........... and that is hiring inexpensive crew.

can you blame them?? I can't ......because we still want our fish and chips as cheap as possible down the take way!! {:-{ {:-{ {:-{

It's not greed, it's survival!!

especially when the Spanish and French, and Russian fishing fleets flaunt quota's as easily as cheating kids out of their candy bars with little or no action against them..................and yet, let a brit flaunt them and they are virtually put out of business with staggering penalties leaving them penniless for life. >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: vnkiwi on May 20, 2015, 08:26:20 AM
It's not politics Neil.
It's straight business, and yes, I know the quota bit is set by Govt., same down under.
But, its present day Banking and Big Business practices which run this.
It's the old maxum, Profits up, costs down, same as always.
All run by accountants who don't give a damn other than the bottom line.
As I said before, GREED at the top, drives all this
 :-))
I'm just happy I'm out of all that now
The smaller owners are caught in the middle, and to survive are doing what the big boys do, or they are out as you say.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Fastfaz on May 20, 2015, 08:30:19 AM
Hi all,
      Its a bit like yesterdays Judges ruling on the Irish Christian Bakers and the cake, whatever happened to its my Company and if I don't want to do the job its my decision! I wonder what would have happened if they had been a different religion?
      Soap box now stored.
             Cheers, Faz.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on May 20, 2015, 02:40:13 PM
While its shocking that a boat has sunk, but thankfully the crew has been saved. I do have to question the motives of the owners.

The boat had four Filipino crew aboard. Why Filipino's? surely with the amount of Scottish fishermen or even fishermen from the south west out of work, it should have been crewed by some of them? The only reason for employing a crew from half way around the world is to save a few quid on crewing costs, it is so wrong that they can get away with doing this.

Most boats have no choice but carry Phillipino crew , because of the restrictions on days at sea and quotas the fleet has lost over 50% of our own men to other industries ( mainly oil rig standby boats ) and they will not return in a hurry. It costs a LOT of money to take these guys over so its not greed.

The skipper has to pay ALL transport costs , the immigration fees , provide them with all their clothes/oilskins/bedding , pay for all their safety and compulsory training courses and they are on a contract weekly rate meaning they are the only ones who are guaranteed to get paid every week. It would be no more expensive than taking on a local man and certainly no cheaper ( boat insurance goes up because these guys by law have to live on the boat even when its in harbour ).

There is also the problem that a lot of local ex-fishermen are ex-fishermen due to problems with drink or drugs. Its a simple fact that without these guys there would be NO industry left so slagging off skippers for trying to keep a boat going when the odds of getting suitable crew locally isn't there is , I'm afraid , plain ignorance

If you don't know what your speaking about don't start
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on May 20, 2015, 05:53:46 PM
I have the greatest respect for anyone who tries to make a living fishing in European waters, with the restrictions imposed on fishermen, as stated above, obeyed by some, ignored by others.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on May 21, 2015, 12:36:24 AM
Happening world wide  %)......... Derek


"MUA Protests Plans to Deregulate Shipping Posted by Ashleigh Telford on May 20, 2015 The Maritime Union of Australia has slammed moves by the Abbott Government to deregulate the Australia shipping industry and with it, destroy 10,000 Australian jobs"

 
http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDYQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mua.org.au%2F&ei=_RddVYKeDeTKmwW0lIBI&usg=AFQjCNEQ7GSrMLUzvYhpv7ZlP_nMHj-PMQ
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: vnkiwi on May 21, 2015, 02:35:24 AM
I to have the greatest respect for this captain/owners, and the small one or two boat owner businesses trying to make a living from fishing. I have a number of such friends, in a number of countries, who struggle, daily to carve a meager living from the sea.
My comments where never aimed at those on the "coal face" as they are locked into a system not of their creation.
My comments come from the other end of the spectrum, the ones who are responsable for the system those at the bottom have to deal with. The ones behind the Govt descisions as Derek has highlited, which are aimed at expanding the big business end, run by the sort of people I mentioned. The ones who decimated the industry in the UK, only to the advantage of a select few. Same with most countries around the world, and its happening where I am now.
The Asian fishermen who get onto your boats in the UK, are on the surface, the lucky ones, as a lot of their fellow countrymen live and work in slave like conditions for a pittance, if they are lucky. Many of these lucky ones, on the western boats, don't actually get all the wages that are paid to the agents, who then take a large percentage, the fisherman and his family have what's left.
I could go on, but to do so delves into the realm of Politics, which is not for forums such as this. <*<
 :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on May 21, 2015, 10:59:16 AM

Actually it is, politics that is, regrettably it affects any and everything, including model boating <:( <:(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Jonty on May 21, 2015, 05:07:37 PM
  The Times today has an article about the Graf von Goetzen, the German gunboat in the film African Queen. Built, or rather reassembled in 1913 on Lake Tanganyika, it is still going strong and transporting refugees from Burundi to Kigoma in Tanzania.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on May 21, 2015, 11:21:37 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-32780916 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-32780916)
Yeah, we do - along with other choice phrases such as "intit cowudd?", "ayergorra wiya?" and "yermardybogger!". Such a rich culture is to be celebrated, especially by Ms Jolie and Ms Parton (who clearly know class when they hear it).
Cheers, m'ducks!
DM
It's just refusing to go away  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-32836086 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-32836086)   O0
If you don't go "Aaaaaaah!" then you have a heart of stone.
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: david48 on May 22, 2015, 08:52:35 AM
Good morning
That will be the original " me duck" then Dave
David
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on May 22, 2015, 09:25:42 PM
It's just refusing to go away  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-32836086 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-32836086)   O0
If you don't go "Aaaaaaah!" then you have a heart of stone.
DM
Will probably be delicious in blackcurrant sauce.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Brian60 on May 23, 2015, 04:28:51 AM
Most boats have no choice but carry Phillipino crew , because of the restrictions on days at sea and quotas the fleet has lost over 50% of our own men to other industries ( mainly oil rig standby boats ) and they will not return in a hurry. It costs a LOT of money to take these guys over so its not greed.

The skipper has to pay ALL transport costs , the immigration fees , provide them with all their clothes/oilskins/bedding , pay for all their safety and compulsory training courses and they are on a contract weekly rate meaning they are the only ones who are guaranteed to get paid every week. It would be no more expensive than taking on a local man and certainly no cheaper ( boat insurance goes up because these guys by law have to live on the boat even when its in harbour ).

There is also the problem that a lot of local ex-fishermen are ex-fishermen due to problems with drink or drugs. Its a simple fact that without these guys there would be NO industry left so slagging off skippers for trying to keep a boat going when the odds of getting suitable crew locally isn't there is , I'm afraid , plain ignorance

If you don't know what your speaking about don't start

Who poked you with a pointy stick today?

You argue that it is over the top regulation that stops UK labour from being employed on boats. I've got news for you- those same laws apply to all not just the UK workforce. So if filipino's are on these boats working as you suggest than the owners or the skippers must be breaking those laws. It makes no sense to as you suggest pay to bring a workforce across the world to work here, when there are unemployed fishermen in this country.

Then you compound everything by claiming the UK workforce are nothing more than drunks and drug takers! That may be true in Fraserburgh but not the other fishing ports around the country.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on May 23, 2015, 08:40:49 AM
No, I see Davie's points quite clearly.
There is a shortage of local crew because over 50% have left for steadier jobs in the oil industry and many of those that remain are incapable of continuing in the job because of "health" issues. There would be no point in going to the expense of recruiting and training crew from the Far East if you could just walk out onto the quay and hire experienced locals.
I don't think this is a subject where there's room for opinion; the facts are there for anyone to see. As a 'lay-man' you wouldn't argue the law with a lawyer, so there's little point in arguing with a fisherman about the fishing industry.
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on May 23, 2015, 09:38:21 AM
, I see Davie's points quite clearly.
 so there's little point in arguing with a fisherman about the fishing industry.
DM


and a man who has long and intimate knowledge of the fishing industry as Davie has..........I would take Davie's information on any point fishing as gospel.........he has personally earned that right through very long and painful service to the fishing industry without equivocation.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Brian60 on May 23, 2015, 11:48:53 AM
So the excuse of why we employ filipinos to fish, does that spread to the use of other nationalities on merchant vessels also? The decline of the UK merchant service and fishing, is solely down to greed of owners.

Why pay the going rate say £10 per hour when you can flag your craft and employ foreign workers at £5? It is endemic with employers in the UK that maximum profit comes at the expense of decent wages, not only in the marine industry but industry in general.

Davie said that the filipinos live on the boats- what sort of living conditions is that? Balance it out, if they had to live ashore with all that entails, they would not be working for the wages that are on offer.

The filipinos are on a fixed wage, uk fishermen are on a percentage of the profit. Some trips they might make nothing at all, but the owners made sure they covered their costs from whatever they caught. Maybe if the uk workers were on a fixed wage then maybe there would be more of them left!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Jerry C on May 23, 2015, 12:40:09 PM
We've been here before many times. I went to sea as an apprentice with Blue Funnel in 1967. In those days it seemed like a career for life. Follow the career path and get your gold watch at 65 and retire to a life (short) of relative luxury. All that went down the pan in the early eighties. We had 70 crew on an 8000 ton general cargo vessel doing a round trip to the Far East in 4 months. Along came palletisation then containers, ro-ro etc. merchant navy jobs disappeared. A few of us soldiered on on foreign flag vessels freelance with no paid leave, pensions sick pay or contracts.  We only got work because we were cheaper, whether in wages or insurance costs.  Do I feel guilty, taking another nationals job.  Do I hell!  I needed to keep and feed my family and give them as good a life. Do I feel hard done by? No, any company in any trade needs to follow the market. Any altruism and they go under. It's not greed but common sense. On the odd occasion I've sailed on British flag ships I've been overwhelmed with regulations and bureaucracy and suffered filthy, decrepit and inefficient ports.
My last jobs were taking the new Panama Canal tugs from China to the canal, with 17 tons of fuel stowed on deck in 1M3containers with no reserves. Bunkers and stores in Honolulu where plagued by US officialdom and small boy Coastguards still in short trousers telling me how to do it. No shore leave as I'm an "alien" and not to be trusted. 73 days to cross the Pacific.
Thank god I'm retired and out of it. No accommodation bunks etc as only day runners.
Jerry.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on May 27, 2015, 11:18:22 AM
Its now well into 2015 and I was wondering where the hoverboards were.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/32865141/canadian-catalin-duru-breaks-world-record-for-furthest-hoverboard-flight
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 27, 2015, 12:10:37 PM
 
The US Navy shows off its new war-changing ships
https://news.vice.com/article/the-us-navy-shows-off-its-strange-new-war-changing-ships#ixzz3bKpqMfyr
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on May 29, 2015, 10:04:16 AM
BBC News:  'Gearing up for the big lift in the North Sea'.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-32844552 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-32844552)

I hope they check the pneumatic lines to the air pump.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on May 29, 2015, 10:16:05 AM
They will need Klunk out there in his waders just in case  %% %% %% {:-{

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: david48 on May 29, 2015, 01:27:42 PM
I have see the Pionering Sprit in Rotterdam ,it features in the harbour tour from Masskvlat 2 exibithion center , there is an exclusion zone so the photos I took did not do it justice ,but big is a bit of a understatement.
David
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BarryM on May 29, 2015, 06:59:46 PM
BBC News:  'Gearing up for the big lift in the North Sea'.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-32844552 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-32844552)

I hope they check the pneumatic lines to the air pump.

When the 'Condeeps' - concrete gravity platforms - were installed, they had jetting systems on the bases that allowed the legs to sink down in the seabed. Those jetting systems and the associated pipework are all long gone, mainly through corrosion and breaking the suction between seabed and platform footings will be a very big problem to solve. Even Fred Dibnah or Blaster Bates would be scratching their heads.

Barry M
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: rsm on June 02, 2015, 02:01:00 PM
Lucky escape for a learner driver!!!!


http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/32973341/british-tank-crushes-learner-drivers-car-in-germany
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on June 02, 2015, 02:16:14 PM
I'll show my daughter that one........might save me thirty quid a week, lol %% %% {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on June 06, 2015, 06:49:45 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/golf/33036057 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/golf/33036057)
It's sad when folk can't read the writing on the wall. It's not as if he didn't have a couple of bucks put aside for his old age.......(>40).
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on June 06, 2015, 07:32:29 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/golf/33036057 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/golf/33036057)
It's sad when folk can't read the writing on the wall. It's not as if he didn't have a couple of bucks put aside for his old age.......(>40).
DM
   ...and a very nice blond Olympic gold medal winning lady skier for a companion.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on June 11, 2015, 04:58:12 PM
Very sad news about Sir Christopher Lee passing away at the age of 93 , from Dracula to Scaramanga to Count Duku to Saruman an actor of unrivalled talents ( over 250 films for one and more on screen sword fights than any other actor alive or dead ) a man that served in the S.O.E. during WW2 ( and who corrected Peter Jackson the director of the Lord of the Rings about the scene where Saruman gets stabbed in the back , after PJ said he should scream in pain he said this "Peter have you ever heard the noise a man makes when he's stabbed in the back?","erm No I haven't","Well I have, I know what to do"...
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 11, 2015, 05:10:23 PM
 
Ah the halcyon days of watching Hammer house of horror from behind the cushions....
Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing.... sigh!

Didn't Christopher Lee have a way out of character role  Battle of the River Plate?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on June 11, 2015, 05:29:55 PM
Just googled it and he did Martin as the barman !!!
(http://www.starwarped.faketrix.com/files/other-roles/Christopher-Lee/Battle-of-the-River-Plate-1.jpg)

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: radiojoe on June 11, 2015, 06:02:32 PM
Not forgetting Ron Moody who also passed away aged 91 not such a prolific actor as Christopher but a great actor non the less, I suppose both had a good innings, but ninety doesn't seem so old to me as it used to.  {:-{
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 11, 2015, 06:36:59 PM

"got to pick a pocket or two"
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Brian60 on June 11, 2015, 06:38:51 PM
I suppose both had a good innings, but ninety doesn't seem so old to me as it used to.  {:-{

When you were a teenager and 30 seemed ancient, then when you were 30 and the 50's were something grandparents were.
Now 60 and that doesn't seem so old considering the rapidly approaching alternative ok2
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Klunk on June 11, 2015, 07:27:21 PM
Very sad news about Sir Christopher Lee passing away at the age of 93 , from Dracula to Scaramanga to Count Duku to Saruman an actor of unrivalled talents ( over 250 films for one and more on screen sword fights than any other actor alive or dead ) a man that served in the S.O.E. during WW2 ( and who corrected Peter Jackson the director of the Lord of the Rings about the scene where Saruman gets stabbed in the back , after PJ said he should scream in pain he said this "Peter have you ever heard the noise a man makes when he's stabbed in the back?","erm No I haven't","Well I have, I know what to do"...

Not heard that one before!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on June 11, 2015, 07:35:23 PM
His time in S.O.E. is still classified ( probably be de-classified now he's dead ) but sounds like he went hand to hand with a knife and a few Nazi's....

The quote is true though he said it in a few interviews as has Peter Jackson after the making of the Lord of the Rings films
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 26, 2015, 11:43:20 PM
 
I always thought, whirlpools where from Story books and films!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33282343
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: CyberBOB on June 27, 2015, 06:05:03 AM
We get whirlpools in our neck of the woods, from tidal currents coming out of our inlets.  The whirlpools usually aren't as bad as the "boils" which are the smoother topped upwellings.  They can grab your boat, especially a deep draft boat like a sailboat, and take you for a bit of a ride.

Tugboats pull booms and barges through these narrows, and some have ships that run through them as well.  You have to make sure you navigate some of these at slack water.

Here is one of the more impressive ones, named Skookumchuck Narrows, or Sechelt Rapids.  Skookumchuck is a Coast Salish (West Coast Native) saying.  Skookum means strong, and Chuck means water.

http://youtu.be/gAf6TvRRjBI (http://youtu.be/gAf6TvRRjBI)


Image having a morning commute like this group of loggers:


http://youtu.be/t5KEV4jA-fY (http://youtu.be/t5KEV4jA-fY)

Of course Lake Texoma is different, essentially it is like pulling the plug on a bathtub!

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on June 27, 2015, 06:53:42 AM
What about Corryvreckan?

Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: CyberBOB on June 27, 2015, 07:33:34 AM
Checked out some clips of Corryvrecken on youtube.  That is impressive, the shear size of it.  Around here it is usually in the narrows leading into big inlets that we get such strong current.




This one is called Nakwakto Rapids.  It has an island smack dab in the middle, which supposedly shakes during a spring ebb.  This is further up the coast.  I have never been to this one.


http://youtu.be/l5Hq5drq66k (http://youtu.be/l5Hq5drq66k)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on June 27, 2015, 09:12:00 AM
The BBC report was a something and nothing item, http://uk.businessinsider.com/giant-vortex-draining-lake-texoma-2015-6 explains it a lot better.  The vortex is not the result of strange unexpected geological happenings, but the result of an underwater control sluice being opened to control the water level in the reservoir.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on June 27, 2015, 03:21:54 PM
try going through the Pentland Firth !! there are areas of whirlpools in the firth where even fairly large boats ( 67m 2,400t research trawler !! ) get thrown around a fair bit on an otherwise flat calm day , there is a huge tidal flow through the Firth though ( up to 9+ knots on Spring tides )
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on June 29, 2015, 03:13:03 PM
The "bomb" left at the Co-op at Buchan Road Fraserburgh,EOD on their way
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10178087_10154011084771038_6329278772519976681_n.jpg?oh=d8dfdffc0660b2328fbf5eb1deea0723&oe=5630BB66)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-33315534

Right over the back of my house.... an absolute fake but the cost of taking bomb disposal up from Rosyth will be large and when they catch the idiot that did this they should be forced to pay ALL the costs including the lost taking for the shop keepers
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 19, 2015, 12:41:33 PM
 
Is it me or is the Flying Scotsman the most overhauled steam locomotive of ALL time?!?!?
Ever since I was a kid I've seen the headline 'Flying Scotsman in for major overhaul'...

BBC: Flying Scotsman nearing end of decade-long overhaul:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33584691 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33584691)


 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on July 19, 2015, 12:58:51 PM

I thought most of the time was spent deciding which shade of green it should be?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on July 22, 2015, 09:18:02 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/07/22/fire-extinguished-after-breaking-out-on-freedom-seas-cruise-ship/ (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/07/22/fire-extinguished-after-breaking-out-on-freedom-seas-cruise-ship/)

erm check this video https://www.facebook.com/cruiselawnews/videos/880933585288232/?hc_location=ufi (https://www.facebook.com/cruiselawnews/videos/880933585288232/?hc_location=ufi)

doesn't look like a small "incident"
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on August 13, 2015, 11:22:46 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-33904758 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-33904758)
"Unnatural"?? This guy probably also thinks that broccoli is a small tree and that chicken nuggets grow on it.
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BarryM on August 14, 2015, 10:02:29 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-33904758 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-33904758)
"Unnatural"?? This guy probably also thinks that broccoli is a small tree and that chicken nuggets grow on it.
DM

Possibly thinks babies are brought by the stork and left on broccoli trees?

BM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Mad Scientist on August 14, 2015, 07:59:32 PM
Possibly thinks babies are brought by the stork and left on broccoli trees?

BM

NOT to be confused with the legendary Spaghetti Trees of Switzerland!!! - Tom
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on August 14, 2015, 11:13:28 PM
NOT to be confused with the legendary Spaghetti Trees of Switzerland!!! - Tom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVo_wkxH9dU
Back then we had legends.  Now we have leg-ends.
Title: Re: In the News !!! - Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 17, 2015, 05:43:03 PM
 
Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship (MARS)

(http://www.shuttleworthdesign.com/boats/MARS/headerimage/header.jpg)

A pioneering project has been launched which aims to design, build and sail the world's first full-sized, fully autonomous unmanned ship across the Atlantic Ocean.

At over 100ft in length The Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship, codenamed MARS, will use state-of-the-art wind and solar technology for its propulsion enabling an unlimited range. The revolutionary trimaran vessel will carry on board a variety of drones through which it will conduct experiments during its voyage.

Following a year-long testing phase, the planned Atlantic crossing in 2020 will mark the 400th anniversary of the original Mayflower sailings from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
Project MARS is being developed by a partnership of Plymouth University, autonomous craft specialists MSubs and Shuttleworth Design.

http://www.shuttleworthdesign.com/gallery.php?boat=MARS&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=86fe76d538-Newsletter_10th_August_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b871fddd83-86fe76d538-10768789

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on August 18, 2015, 04:51:56 AM
Regarding Martin's question about the Flying Scotsman - below are 2 photos I took of her on my last visit to the UK in 2008. She was in the National Railway Museum in York, and had been stripped down as part of a very long and, I suspect, very expensive overhaul.


The other 2 shots I took in 1988 when Scotsman was on her Australian tour for our bi-centenary celebrations. The photos were taken just north of Casino in northern NSW, on the main Sydney to Brisbane line, on an untypically (for our area) wet day. One can only imagine what 'elf and safety's reaction would be today. Scotsman is leading number 3801, one of the NSW Government Railways' preserved C38 Class express passenger locos.


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 20, 2015, 12:24:40 PM
 
Nice photos Peter!    :-))

I saw her once when I was a kid, I remember not being very impressed.  I had always seen photos and dramatic painting of her since an early age so in my mind's I had made much, much larger than it really was... about the size of small ship!  So when it came coasting past us on a small station in Lancashire somewhere I was a bit nonplussed...!   {:-{
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 20, 2015, 12:32:08 PM

BBC:
Hundreds of ships and boats sail into Amsterdam.
       http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33995082

The five-day festival, which celebrates the Dutch capital's maritime history, sees approximately 600 vessels navigate the North Sea Canal before mooring around the river IJ.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on September 04, 2015, 09:57:10 PM
Tall ship "Zebu" sinks in Liverpool's Albert Dock.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-34151006 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-34151006)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Mad Scientist on September 10, 2015, 06:53:21 PM
Speedboat Hits Buoy at High Speed.
http://gcaptain.com/on-board-footage-shows-speedboat-hit-marker-buoy-at-150-mph/#.VfHC15e8p_c
OUCH! :embarrassed:

Tom
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on September 10, 2015, 08:26:27 PM
In the link it says that it was a record attempt, and that clear skies changed to fog.  Perhaps there was too much clear sky between the drivers ears.  If you are still alive you have a chance of another try another day.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on September 19, 2015, 07:25:44 PM
Following on from the earlier posts in this thread about the iconic Flying Scotsman, the locomotive's return to service has now been announced. This item appeared in the Manchester Evening News a couple of days ago. The locomotive will return to service in January 2016, running on the 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th January at the East Lancashire Railway before commencing a mainline schedule.


http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/flying-scotsman-bury-appearance-tickets-10083670 (http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/flying-scotsman-bury-appearance-tickets-10083670)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on September 19, 2015, 11:22:34 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34304203 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34304203)
A drastic change in subject, but the passing of a true British 'one-off' should not go unnoticed. I particularly enjoyed his comment about being gay - "I never really came out - I just slowly emerged...."
RIP Brian Sewell. They really did break the mould.
Dave M
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on September 27, 2015, 12:51:43 PM
Another candidate for a Darwin award............ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34374121 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34374121)
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on September 27, 2015, 11:40:57 PM
That idiotic act even made it on to our news last night - definitely a top contender for the Darwin Award O0


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on September 28, 2015, 07:52:12 AM
Nah - he didn't qualify because he survived.  The prime qualification for the Darwin award is that the stunt should be both fatal and happen before breeding takes place.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on September 28, 2015, 08:41:25 AM
Nah - he didn't qualify because he survived.  The prime qualification for the Darwin award is that the stunt should be both fatal and happen before breeding takes place.
It's only a matter of time, Malcolm.................. 8)
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on September 28, 2015, 08:15:35 PM
A new location for Mayhem's 2050 event has been found -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34384101 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34384101)

 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Shipmate60 on September 28, 2015, 08:52:53 PM
Dear, Oh Dear, its Martin not Martian.


Bob
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on October 06, 2015, 12:02:10 PM
There's very little I can say other than one wonders if the Founding Fathers had this in mind when they declared the universal right for every citizen to carry a gun. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34450841 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34450841)
If you follow up the link to the Gun Violence Archive the figures they give are truly mind-numbing. It's a shame for the sake of these ex-people that the NRA still prevails. I'm sure there is a word for its members.....
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on October 06, 2015, 12:22:23 PM
I don't think it is just the NRA, the love of guns seems to be engrained in the American psyche. There was an article in, I think the Sunday Times, over the weekend in which an American was attempting to explain why carrying guns is a natural feature of the American way of life and that us (presumably wimpish) Europeans just don't 'get it'. As for assault weapons in civilan hands, apparently they are just ordinary common or garden guns with a few extras bolted on so nothing to get excited about.  %)

Also the local sheriff and pastor in the town where the latest mass shooting occurred were of the view that it wouldn't have happened if all those poor students had been armed. Presidential candidate Jeb Bush's comment was that 'stuff happens'.

When you look at the Middle East, the countries there seem to be full of religious zealots waving guns. When you look at America it seems to be much the same...

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on October 06, 2015, 01:31:24 PM
You only have to look at American TV programmes.  It seems the majority feature lots of people waving and firing guns.  In these 'sanitised' dramas the 'good guy' with the gun always saves the day by killing the 'bad guy' with a gun.  To most of them 32,000 gun fatalities a year seems acceptable.
I visited a gun shop in Nashville a while back and was surprised at how cheap these over the counter WMD were. 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on October 06, 2015, 01:38:54 PM
When I lived in the States, and I was about 8-9 I had a Steel BB Rifle, myself and a few friends used to cycle along the main road with our guns openly strapped to our backs to go and shoot at Tin cans on the dry River bed about a mile from my house, not once were we stopped by anyone, and to be honest never thought we would.  I wonder if I tried that now if I would make it to the spot without being stopped. ?

While there using the gun Not once did I ever feel the inclination to take a pot shot at someone or even point it in jest at anyone, and if I had , I would not have done it a second time if my dad had found out., who also had his service revolver.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on October 08, 2015, 07:05:28 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34478784 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34478784)
Messi is paid $50M per year by Barcelona. Sponsorship deals probably double that income. Let's call it $100M, or £74M.
He is said to be worth $74M (Forbes List 2015). Gets through it, doesn't he?
The average annual public sector salary in Argentina, where he comes from, is about £10K - before tax. Many people earn far less than that.
In Spain, where he works, it is approx £14,500 - before tax. ---------------------------------- ditto ---------------------------------------------

I hope his fans recognise his conduct for what it is.

He might be a 'great' footballer - but as a man he is beneath my contempt.

Dave M
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on October 08, 2015, 11:14:57 PM
Too much money, not enough intelligence >>:-(


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: John W E on October 12, 2015, 12:06:26 PM
Henry V warship Holigost 'may be buried in River Hamble
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-34503044 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-34503044)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 19, 2015, 07:28:49 PM
 
Worst ever Football stretcher bearers!  {-) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34570876
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on October 19, 2015, 10:07:09 PM

Worst ever Football stretcher bearers!  {-) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34570876 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34570876)

And a side link on that page - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sailing/34570874

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Stavros on October 19, 2015, 11:38:05 PM
Thank goodness these don't have a job in the Blackpool Hospital where I visited over the weekend


Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 23, 2015, 09:16:12 AM
 
Looks like I have to change all me passwords again!   >>:-(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34611857 - TalkTalk cyber-attack: Website hit by 'significant' breach
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Fastfaz on October 23, 2015, 05:14:27 PM
     If you think that is bad whatever you do don't die in Spain (this is from actual experience). When I lived in Spain in Rojales Hills a man was out running and collapsed having had a heart attack, my neighbour, a nurse by the way, and I went to assist then realised we need an ambulance. The abridged version is the Policia Locale arrived and stopped us giving the guy first aid compressions etc they were followed by the Guardia Civil 4 cars telling us not to go near or touch the man. I ended up screaming and shouting at the Guardia and Policia to no avail, the poor man who I believe could have been saved was left lying in the gutter by these callous people covered by an aluminium foil blanket. I did not allow this and under threat of arrest laid the man onto the pavement. The ambulance arrived after approx. 30 minutes and refused to take the man as he was no longer alive, this resulted in this deceased man lying dead on the pavement in around 30 degrees heat for over two and a half hours.
     Afterwards I thought to myself what would my wife do if that happened to me outside our property! this and a number of other very important things prompted us to return to the UK.
     As a nation we need to realise that it is only the UK who abide by the rules of being in the EU or as it was sold to us Common Market.
        This only my opinion just to be politically correct, GRRRRRH!
              Rant over.
                    Faz.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 23, 2015, 05:59:45 PM
 
I've heard that in some countries, the first person that come to the aid of someone in distress, HAS to foot ALL the subsequent bills if they do not have health insurance!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Mad Scientist on October 23, 2015, 11:36:32 PM
Other health-related items:

Most, if not all, jurisdictions in North America have some sort of 'Good Samaritan' laws to protect persons attempting to help accident victims, to shield them from lawsuits should the accident victims die.

In Canada, there has been a campaign to have portable defibrillators made available at all golf courses, in case any of the old golfers should suffer a heart attack during a round.  So much for the old 'Hit the ball and drag Charley' joke.

Tom
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 09, 2015, 01:32:35 PM

BBC:  What happened to passenger hovercraft?    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34658386

 
(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/18419/production/_86535399_thames-edit.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on November 13, 2015, 10:40:04 AM
Wow!! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34806423 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34806423)
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 05, 2015, 03:50:25 PM
 
BBC: The Forth Road Bridge is to be closed until the new year because of structural faults.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-35001277

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on December 05, 2015, 03:59:34 PM
If that's the tape size, How big is the Gaffer?


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Perkasaman2 on December 05, 2015, 05:30:51 PM
Scotland is in a terrible state due to the weather and high winds. It will take more than gaffer tape. The Forth Road Bridge was scary on a motorbike even in summertime due to road movement......... a very twitchy front wheel even at quite moderate speed.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on December 05, 2015, 08:25:25 PM
 :o..."Scotland is in a terrible state"...the English language be so misleading  :embarrassed:

I thought Scotland was a land [just down the road but not to be confused with Ireland], not a patch of bog surrounded by some other terrible lot of persons.....so who makes that 12 YO Malt?....the persons from the homeland...or the terrible lot that surrounds them?..... {-).... Derek
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 09, 2015, 06:39:03 PM

BBC:  Tour the Royal Navy's largest ever warship -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35035097
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on December 09, 2015, 06:53:12 PM
Eagle had a bakery so probably Ark as well
Why say it's the first ship with a bakery?


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Buccaneer on December 09, 2015, 07:45:33 PM
Yes, Eagle had a Bakery and so did Ark (The proper Carrier Ark that is.) How else do you produce enough bread and rolls for 2500 men?

John
Eagle 69-71. Ark 3 tours 71-78.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on December 09, 2015, 10:31:45 PM
For those MBM Members here who partake in ancient maritime studies will know that the earlier Ark also had a bakery......yes one of Noahs crew was the baker  O0

'Noah put food on the ark for the animals and his family. He fed many of the animals with the milk from other animals, their eggs and so forth. Don't be so narrow minded as to think he was too stupid to put enough food on the ark!

You can figure ...he [Noah] had wheat, thus bread, probably milk from certain animals, and eggs to eat from the birds'
.

So whilst I find no reference to it, it is possible that the now famous Garlic bread & Red wine breakfast was first served upon the Ark  {-)

However certainly that BBC journalist needs to brush up on his maritime cooking history   ..... Derek
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on December 10, 2015, 01:58:37 AM

Clever chap Noah, made plenty of  dough  O0 He was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: mrlownotes on December 10, 2015, 10:10:32 AM
I assume the flying pigs didn't make it onboard then ?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 29, 2016, 09:54:27 AM
 
BBC:  Type 45 destroyers: UK's £1bn warships face engine refit - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35432341
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on January 29, 2016, 10:03:26 AM

BBC:  Type 45 destroyers: UK's £1bn warships face engine refit - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35432341 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35432341)


Should have gone brushless with no BEC like I told them. >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 29, 2016, 10:54:37 AM
Reading between the lines it suggests that the generating capacity is insufficient for peak loadings. Switch to phasers and the lights go out!

There are cruise ships which seem to suffer from similar problems although I think in that case it is more to do with load balancing rather than overall capacity.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BarryM on January 29, 2016, 05:46:07 PM
One for the Naval Constructors Office to explain.

BM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on January 29, 2016, 06:13:55 PM
I suppose building warships to cruise ship standards makes sense
to the bean counters to whom crossing the Thames is a voyage too far.


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Buccaneer on January 29, 2016, 07:38:08 PM
As a retired Naval Officer I too have a strong suspicion that the bean counters come into it somewhere. 'Give them that one, it's cheaper and they won't know the difference'. Let us not forget that it was the last government who primarily designed them, costed them and signed them off.

John
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BarryM on January 29, 2016, 10:49:17 PM
They certainly signed off the order to build but politicians don't cost them and they certainly don't design them. You can accuse politicians of holding the purse strings but that's about it.

BM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: david48 on January 29, 2016, 11:43:56 PM
I watched a channel the other night PBS ,not seen it before it just happened to be about building HMS. Daring ,it might have been on another channel at sometime or other .  It lost power to the weapons system when it was on sea trials and the first war game action . The chief engineer talked about the gas turbines driving the generator to drive the motors ,he said the generate enough power for a town the size of Coventry ,it appears that it's been in bother since day one . The full story might appear under the 30 year rule.
David
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Fastfaz on January 30, 2016, 04:37:19 AM
     Come guys we are talking Government and Politicians here how on earth can we expect to be told the truth!
              Regards,
                   Faz. {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 07, 2016, 04:51:58 PM

Unbelievable!!!


BBC:  Taiwan earthquake: Felled building 'reinforced with tin cans' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-35515749
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on February 07, 2016, 05:06:35 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35515743 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35515743)


The mind boggles.
How does an East coast Icon
'Return to the West Coast Mainline' ???


We pay the BEEB Idiots to be able to watch TV


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: david48 on February 07, 2016, 05:23:18 PM
Have I got it wrong ,when did Ribblehead Viaduct be on the east or west cost , I thought it was Leeds to Carlisle !!!.
David
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on February 07, 2016, 06:02:19 PM
Exactly David


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on February 08, 2016, 09:32:32 AM
Not that I would expect anybody in the media to know that the West Coast Main Line was either on the west, near a coast or a railway line, even less to be aware of where the old lady originated and spent her working days on the opposite side of the country.  But - in her long preservation days before rebuilding, Flying Scotsman did operate on the WCML, and the journey reported was from Carnforth to Carlisle then returning south over the Settle to Carlisle over Ribblehead.  So technically, if accidentally, correct.  It might have been better for them to just say "main line".
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 15, 2016, 08:54:52 AM


BBC:  Australia seizes methamphetamine smuggled in bra inserts - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-35576587

       Police in Australia have made what they are calling one of the biggest drug busts in the country's history.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on February 15, 2016, 09:31:01 AM
Thanks for keeping us abreast of the news Martin {-)


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Danny on February 15, 2016, 09:42:19 AM
Sheila to shop assistant, "I want a bra to keep my breasts high"
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on February 24, 2016, 11:29:28 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35648682 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35648682)
£100K for a split lip???
Oy vey...
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on February 24, 2016, 01:05:09 PM
Well yes....." Australia seizes methamphetamine smuggled in bra insert"

This is true, however the origin of the said women's attire...''bra's" were of Chinese origin & sizing

As we know Chinese amps are approx. 1/2 the value of European amps......so our Customs & Excise  :police: are halving the reported value of the drug bust according to the scientifically proven fact that Asian breasts are also about 1/2 the sizing of breasts from European studies..... {-) ....... Derek
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: richald on February 24, 2016, 05:23:46 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35648682 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35648682)
£100K for a split lip???
Oy vey...
DM
At that price, I'd like to volunteer for one ...

Richard
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on February 24, 2016, 05:29:00 PM
Considering the abuse he received on social media, I'd pass
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on February 24, 2016, 05:50:28 PM
Considering the abuse he received on social media, I'd pass
Anyone who pays any attention at all to the pond-life which lurks there deserves little sympathy. I bet he's crying all the way to the bank.
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 24, 2016, 06:43:40 PM
 
Clarkson, clever presenter but I have no time for him.
 Oisin Tymon, I wonder who would want to work with him now?!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on February 24, 2016, 08:45:12 PM

Clarkson, clever presenter but I have no time for him.
 Oisin Tymon, I wonder who would want to work with him now?!



if you watch some of documentaries that are not on cars, he is a very good presenter
Especially the one he did about St Naziare raid
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: boneash on February 24, 2016, 09:28:54 PM
100% agreement.
The  St Nazaire raid was my favourite war comic story, which lead to reading the book and then going there in the 80s and several times since.
Clarkson did a superb job of that presentation which matched all my interpretations of the events.

PQ17: An Arctic Convoy Disaster (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convoy_PQ_17)  was another programme which for me, he brought the right level of story and respect to the programme.

I think there was a mini series on Victoria Cross awards too.

How much will we all have to pay in supporting a dwindling BBC  because of someone’s' actions?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on February 24, 2016, 09:46:19 PM


I think there was a mini series on Victoria Cross awards too.



Yep
Just been watching it
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on February 24, 2016, 09:58:18 PM
100% agreement.
The  St Nazaire raid was my favourite war comic story, which lead to reading the book and then going there in the 80s and several times since.
Clarkson did a superb job of that presentation which matched all my interpretations of the events.

PQ17: An Arctic Convoy Disaster (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convoy_PQ_17)  was another programme which for me, he brought the right level of story and respect to the programme.

I think there was a mini series on Victoria Cross awards too.

How much will we all have to pay in supporting a dwindling BBC  because of someone’s' actions?


Yes should get rid of the people who got rid of him at the BBC !!!, anyway from the goings on in the last few years I think Clarkson is the least of their worries..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 24, 2016, 10:22:54 PM

Clarkson, clever presenter but I have no time for him.



I'll qualify that,   I have no time for Clarkson in Top Gear!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 25, 2016, 09:19:20 AM
 
The Flying Scotsman just came pass the office!    :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on February 25, 2016, 10:06:34 AM
Worst BBC presenter quote "...its at XXXXX now.  She " ooh, its making good time"    Groan.  Nana it isnt like a drive up the A1.  Second worst quote, same woman .."reminds me of Harry Potter"  Chalk and cheese missus, get another job or shut it !     Portillo on board , referred  to the engine as "the train".   >>:-(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Tug Fanatic on February 25, 2016, 10:35:20 AM
Didn't he refer to the whole locomotive as "the train" rather than just the engine? 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 25, 2016, 10:41:51 AM

The Flying Scotsman just came pass the office!    :-))

FS was accompanied by Three chase helicopters and an old looking mono plane.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35657423

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on February 25, 2016, 10:45:38 AM
Didn't he refer to the whole locomotive as "the train" rather than just the engine?
Oh that leaves me with a tender behind :o
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on February 25, 2016, 11:00:47 AM
While we are on the topic , here is another Scottish locomotive and tender that passes my window daily in the summer months....both of them %) summer months that is.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Tug Fanatic on February 25, 2016, 11:20:33 AM
Duncan

Saw here, & enjoyed being pulled by her, on the Severn Valley a few years ago.

I know that I am the exception but the Flying Scotsman does not really do much for me but this was just beautiful.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Charlie on February 25, 2016, 11:33:59 AM
What a bunch of complete clowns.... <*< <*< <*< <*<


http://news.sky.com/story/1648376/trespassers-stop-flying-scotsman-in-its-tracks (http://news.sky.com/story/1648376/trespassers-stop-flying-scotsman-in-its-tracks)


Passengers describe how the steam locomotive was brought to a "shuddering stop" by train enthusiasts taking photos on the tracks
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Tug Fanatic on February 25, 2016, 11:49:50 AM
I wouldn't call them enthusiasts. Bl..dy idiots who should be prosecuted comes a lot nearer.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on February 25, 2016, 12:07:52 PM
Bl..dy idiots who really are risking death! I have been at a rail fatality - very messy business indeed.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Tug Fanatic on February 25, 2016, 12:42:04 PM
In fatal accidents I always feel really sorry for the driver as it must be a horrible experience. 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: boneash on February 25, 2016, 01:41:14 PM
Why aren't they allowed to be considered as responsible experienced train photographers!

After all they could have paid for a platform ticket and stood less than a meter from the moving train. Even touched it!

Good job football fans never go on the pitch!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on February 25, 2016, 01:45:59 PM
I believe trespassing upon railway tracks by the general public IS  a criminal offence. No excuse for such behaviour.

Just the same as running across a railway crossing when the gates or barriers are blocking the public right of way. A criminal offence.

Jim.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Capt Podge on February 25, 2016, 01:56:07 PM
Google "Flying Scotsman Photos" - you can get all the photos you could want, some free of charge, that way nobody gets hurt, prosecuted, or held up.
(other search Engines available - pun intended).

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on February 25, 2016, 01:59:55 PM
Are those photos up for tender??


Ned




Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Capt Podge on February 25, 2016, 02:09:35 PM
Are those photos up for tender??


Ned






 {-) {-) {-)

You'd be LOCO to even bid for them {-)

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on February 25, 2016, 02:13:50 PM
Train your mind and get back on the right Track, please.

Jim.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Capt Podge on February 25, 2016, 02:22:40 PM
Train your mind and get back on the right Track, please.

Jim.

"fare" enough, as long as we don't have to pay "carriage"

Ray.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on February 25, 2016, 02:39:23 PM
Just a thought,
In these days of Diesel and Electrickery are there any
Water Towers or Troughs to refill a thirsty Steamer?


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on February 25, 2016, 02:56:59 PM
No they have to rendezvous with a bowser of water if there is no handy lineside hose, same with coal . A truck load and shovels if you dont have a loader of some kind.  Preserved lines usually have towers and coaling plants as they used to be. I doubt if troughs still exist.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Stavros on February 25, 2016, 03:09:43 PM
Intersting one this...my personal thought on it...I actually agree with what they did...knowing the stretch of road they did it on ....it is pitch black and a very fast stretch of dual carriageway.....and before anyoe says it I AM A DOG lover

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/dog-killed-police-a55-your-10947610#rlabs=2%20rt$sitewide%20p$1
 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/dog-killed-police-a55-your-10947610#rlabs=2%20rt$sitewide%20p$1)
Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on February 25, 2016, 06:54:10 PM
What the news report fails to mention is that they had probably already exhausted all other options before hitting the dog
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on February 25, 2016, 07:14:45 PM
Is there a shortage of fox-hounds?  %)
You'd be forgiven for thinking they'd run over a kiddie.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on February 25, 2016, 08:04:00 PM
Even the owner said it was the right thing to do !!, had already bitten an officer, but must admit impressed by the fact they could not catch it but were able to run it down at speed..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Jerry C on February 26, 2016, 08:37:15 AM
This is what could have happened, or worse. Sounds like good initiative to me.

Dogs loose on A4232 in Cardiff cause three-vehicle crash
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-35667017

Jerry.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on February 26, 2016, 10:57:22 PM
I guess we have to trust the decision of the guys on the scene and in possession of all the facts. I too favour pooches but you wouldn't catch me jumping into the sea at Blackpool to save one. Decisions can cost a life very easily.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 27, 2016, 12:09:57 AM

I remember, years ago,  a solicitor on the radio said [about a court case]:

'I you weren't there, you don't know all the facts.'
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Norseman on March 01, 2016, 01:39:17 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1GAxyzG7AEc&feature=share

Watch to the end. Amazingly lucky.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on March 12, 2016, 06:35:52 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35793892 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35793892)

I'm struggling for a word here..... Perhaps someone will help me out?  %)
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: david48 on March 12, 2016, 06:42:27 PM
I don't think you are ,you just don't want the blue pen , I know I am not but bo not want the blue pen.
David
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: cos918 on March 12, 2016, 06:46:10 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35793892 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35793892)

I'm struggling for a word here..... Perhaps someone will help me out?  %)
DM


a seriously quick car and a skilled drive and some one from and ex american soap

john
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: NFMike on March 12, 2016, 06:58:02 PM
If you want to see what that car can do with Ken Block driving round LA find Gymkhana 7 on YouTube.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on March 12, 2016, 08:01:20 PM
Just some oaf doing a totally irresponsible stunt in a totally unsuitable spot and acting as a dumb role model for the weak of brain.  I have seen this kind of trick "performed" in a public car park by a less skilled driver who thought he wasn't until he proved it.  Luckily it was "only" somebody elses' car he bent, not a person.  Not too surprised to hear the Top Gear have retained the idiocy by gathering a new batch.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 12, 2016, 08:45:43 PM
 
Having another look at that video, it all looks very 'staged' to me! ....... real wedding?!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on March 13, 2016, 09:38:45 AM
Staged or not, it was a poor role model example for the weak of mind.  I don't really mind them going for their Darwin award, I just don't want them to involve me or mine.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on March 14, 2016, 07:52:21 PM
Is it true that a North Korean submarine has gone missing off the country whilst being tracked by the US Navy.

Heard a rumour but can't find anything on the news channels.

Jim.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Liverbudgie on March 14, 2016, 08:09:48 PM
Apparently one of their boats has been missing for about five days now; whether this involves the USN remains to be seen, or perhaps not.

LB
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on March 14, 2016, 08:12:50 PM
It's reported on CNN CBS and the broadsheets.


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 14, 2016, 08:25:28 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35793892 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35793892)

I'm struggling for a word here..... Perhaps someone will help me out?  %)
DM

Well that kicked up a stink didn't it!!   :o
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: NFMike on March 14, 2016, 10:47:03 PM
Quote
Well that kicked up a stink didn't it!!   :o

Reporters' are bored with Brexit and Trump ... stir up a bit of good old indignation for a change  :-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on March 14, 2016, 11:39:17 PM
Well that kicked up a stink didn't it!!   :o



This news report was sponsored by Amazon Prime, The home of proper Top Gear  {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on March 14, 2016, 11:56:31 PM
Ouch !!

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/bird-hits-passenger-jet-landing-at-heathrow-leaving-a-large-bloody-dent-on-its-nose/ar-AAgJwCJ?ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on March 17, 2016, 09:15:40 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-35823182
Somewhat disturbing conclusions.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on March 17, 2016, 09:25:25 AM
No one to blame   >>:-(
The Chief Officer had falsified ballast checks  <*<


Ned
Title: Boaty McBoatface
Post by: craggle on March 21, 2016, 12:13:33 PM
Apologies if this has been posted before but I chuckled when I saw it....


http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/20/eccentric-choices-surface-in-quest-to-name-polar-research-vessel (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/20/eccentric-choices-surface-in-quest-to-name-polar-research-vessel)


Craig.
Title: Re: Boaty McBoatface
Post by: Bob K on March 21, 2016, 02:26:23 PM
Brilliant.  Typical of what happens when you ask the British public to name ship  {-)

Also on BBC News:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35861444 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35861444)

Will the MOD use such a public suggestion box to name the Trident replacement subs ? 
Title: Re: Boaty McBoatface
Post by: Norseman on March 21, 2016, 03:57:16 PM
Day to day I'm a fairly practical guy but to be honest I love that silly name.
Oh to be the Captain of the RRS Boaty McBoatface. What Captain's surname would best compliment that ship?

I wouldn't fancy trying a mayday call though.

Dave
Title: Re: Boaty McBoatface
Post by: gingyer on March 21, 2016, 04:11:35 PM
Oh to be the Captain of the RRS Boaty McBoatface. What Captain's surname would best compliment that ship


That's another competition :-))
Title: Re: Boaty McBoatface
Post by: BFSMP on March 21, 2016, 04:15:18 PM
Day to day I'm a fairly practical guy but to be honest I love that silly name.
Oh to be the Captain of the RRS Boaty McBoatface. What Captain's surname would best compliment that ship?

I wouldn't fancy trying a mayday call though.

Dave

How about the good old Scottish name:  Captain Bunty McBunty
Title: Re: Boaty McBoatface
Post by: Netleyned on March 21, 2016, 04:32:09 PM
Wullie McHammicklashin ?


Ned
Title: Re: Boaty McBoatface
Post by: jimmy2310 on March 21, 2016, 05:33:26 PM


    Angus McCoatup

Jimmy
Title: Re: Boaty McBoatface
Post by: davidm1945 on March 21, 2016, 06:15:26 PM
To be launched by Queeny McQueenface?   :-))

Title: Re: Boaty McBoatface
Post by: Nemo on March 21, 2016, 07:05:04 PM
Surely it should have been RRS ABOUTFACE? %%
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 22, 2016, 01:48:18 AM
 
BBC:  'Boaty McBoatface'?  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35864702

(http://www.stuff.co.nz/content/dam/images/1/a/h/a/w/6/image.related.StuffLandscapeSixteenByNine.620x349.1ahash.png/1458438713751.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 23, 2016, 12:54:32 AM
 
DailyMail :   Visitors can follow in Nelson's footsteps for the first time as new areas of HMS Victory are thrown open to all in major revamp

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3501722/Visitors-follow-Nelson-s-footsteps-time-new-areas-HMS-Victory-thrown-open-major-revamp.html

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/03/20/20/3262958D00000578-3501722-image-a-61_1458504534783.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 30, 2016, 10:38:58 AM
 
And 'Idiot of the week' goes to...... Ben Innes!

http://news.sky.com/story/1669417/cyprus-plane-hijacker-appears-in-court

(http://news.files.bbci.co.uk/vj/live/idt-images/quizzes-qotw_01_04_16/hostage_h19ay.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on March 30, 2016, 12:22:39 PM
I love the guy's job - he's a Health and Safety Auditor! Next week he might have to be something else... %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 30, 2016, 01:52:22 PM

And 'Idiot of the week' goes to...... Ben Innes!

http://news.sky.com/story/1669417/cyprus-plane-hijacker-appears-in-court

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-35923820 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-35923820)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Fastfaz on March 30, 2016, 05:31:17 PM
     "What an absolute *******! thank god he doesn't have an important job. I have not seen this on the news my wife told me about it earlier today and being ex military all I can say is heaven help us if we are ever involved in another war with  *******  like this around, what planet is he on?
      Amazed Faz,
          <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*<
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on March 30, 2016, 06:10:25 PM
Could have been a plan to take a selfie and then email the picture out ASAP which would have given the police an idea of what sort of Pearson ( in this case Twit)  and potential explosive device they were dealing with !
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 30, 2016, 06:39:56 PM
 
'Very clever Mr. Bond!'   O0
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Hellboy Paul on March 30, 2016, 06:55:12 PM
How can it be a selfie when a member of the cabin crew took the photo?


Paul....
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on March 31, 2016, 12:54:39 AM
He did a risk assessment first. ;)
1m away, 50m away, if it goes boom, same difference, only faster. %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on April 06, 2016, 04:54:14 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35975832


Sometimes, they get it right first time.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on April 14, 2016, 11:37:06 AM
 
The computer that launched with the first manned space flights

https://blog.7dayshop.com/first-manned-space-flight-21-april-1961-yuri-gagarin-this-really-was-one-huge-jump-for-mankind/?utm_source=maillist&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20160414
Not really news, but interesting.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on April 17, 2016, 08:54:45 PM
Drone crashes into aircraft coming in to land at Heathrow.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/drone-crashes-into-british-airways-passenger-jet-as-it-comes-in-to-land-at-heathrow-airport/ar-BBrRMDs?li=BBoPWjQ&ocid=UE01DHP (http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/drone-crashes-into-british-airways-passenger-jet-as-it-comes-in-to-land-at-heathrow-airport/ar-BBrRMDs?li=BBoPWjQ&ocid=UE01DHP)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on April 18, 2016, 02:05:23 AM
And the winner is...Boaty McBoatface.
But will it be called that? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/17/boaty-mcboatface-wins-poll-to-name-polar-research-vessel



Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on April 18, 2016, 08:45:13 AM
I think it's OK as it is - "NAME OF VESSEL"
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on April 18, 2016, 10:34:03 AM
And the winner is...Boaty McBoatface.
But will it be called that? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/17/boaty-mcboatface-wins-poll-to-name-polar-research-vessel

YES PLEASE.

Jim.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: imsinking on April 18, 2016, 11:05:28 AM
Nothing wrong with it . . . . .
It looks good on a tug
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/gjT9MM.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pngjT9MMj)
we've just got to convince 'MERSEY DAVE' to do it  {-)  go on Dave be the first . . .
Bill
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on April 26, 2016, 04:59:06 PM
Now here's two really big-hearted, charitable geezers to raise yer opinion of 'umanity.... Fair makes yer proud to be British, it does!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36139828 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36139828)

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/bernard-ingham-still-refuses-say-11244412 (http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/bernard-ingham-still-refuses-say-11244412)

I'm sure there are suitable words for them.....somewhere......

DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on April 26, 2016, 05:21:19 PM
I doubt that they would be repeatable or sanctioned on this forum, but I  have picked up nicer material on the sole of my shoes many times when walking home from the pub at night, and infinitely nicer than this drain on human breathing space.

Jim.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on April 26, 2016, 06:48:41 PM
I doubt that they would be repeatable or sanctioned on this forum, but I  have picked up nicer material on the sole of my shoes many times when walking home from the pub at night, and infinitely nicer than this drain on human breathing space.

Jim.


I will do this in pictures
(http://www.sloganise.com/ekmps/shops/09407e/images/bell-end-decal-sticker-1321-p.jpg)
The pair of them
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 27, 2016, 11:50:15 AM
 
A very emotive subject but lets keep it civil ... and me out of jail!  :police:
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on April 27, 2016, 12:32:37 PM
And another very emotive subject and please do NOT take this as a political stance, but..............

I was driven past Lancaster Royal infirmary and the A & E departments today whilst on my way to and from Lancaster, and happened to see the picket lines of young Doctors on their strikes.

There was NOT ONE HAPPY OR SMILING FACE  amongst the lot of them.They all looked miserable about what they have been forced to do. They clearly would rather be back on duty doing what they care about and have trained so long to do, and that is to look after and care for patients.

This is NOT  about wages or salaries for them, it is about being treated decently, humanely and fairly, just as they want to treat us, as patients, so please, next time you see a picket line of these down trodden hard working medicals, pip your horns in support of them and what they are standing for.......truth, honesty, fair play and justice.

Jim.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on April 27, 2016, 02:56:34 PM
I agree with all you say Jim, but,
I would rather talk about model boats and such
on the Model Boat Mayhem Forum
Other Political forums are available :-))


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on April 27, 2016, 05:18:49 PM
sorry ned, I understand, and am very seldom controversial, but that struck a chord in my heart seeing them all today with sad faces and just couldn't hold it bac. After all it was placed on the chitchat section.

Jim.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Brian60 on April 27, 2016, 05:58:39 PM
I'm going to be apolical here, but I will explain.

My last two years in a hospital pharmacy before I took early retirement because of the changes, consisted of....

An imposition of new working practices just like the doctors. Originally the department was given enough funding for staff to cover 8-30 to 5pm monday to friday. Then the change of working practice, we had to cover hours 8-30am until work was finished for the day be that 6pm, 7pm or even later, monday to friday, but the kicker was, we also had to provide sat and sun cover 10am to 5pm with the same staffing level. So to cover this it meant reducing the amount of staff on duty during the week to be able to offer the 7 day service.

Commonly this is called robbing Peter to pay Paul. The weekday's got longer because you were short staffed to cover weekends. But at no point were the extra hours you worked paid! no you had to book the extra time and be repaid with time off - guess what? yep so much time off was accrued that it couldn't be given as staffing levels fell even more - so they just wiped the slate clean and began over,hmmmmm.

No way to run a business and it is this practice the docs are striking about.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Nemo on April 27, 2016, 08:34:08 PM
BHS have been rubbish for years! I used to buy all my trousers there - the ones I wore when I went to play with my model boats!   %%
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on April 27, 2016, 08:52:50 PM
Model boats with no trousers from now on then  %%


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 27, 2016, 09:01:16 PM
 
There is hope !  -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/36155699 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/36155699)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: warspite on April 27, 2016, 10:33:40 PM
Simples really - just have a campaign to not have these unpopular politicians elected from their seats, just like councillors who get into office and become problems - you don't have to vote for them if you object to there operating practices, just campaign to get rid of them, just like the idiot who for a laugh suggested boaty etc and those that voted for it - and the even bigger idiot who suggested to have a competition for the name - like at a zoo naming competition the great british public will show you up for the idiot you are.

Apologies for any offence created - just having a rant - again.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on April 27, 2016, 10:42:05 PM

There is hope !  -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/36155699 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/36155699)



In court the defendants where quoted as saying "we would have gotten away with too, it if it wasn't for those meddling kids"
Title: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: derekwarner on May 05, 2016, 09:32:51 AM
Hey Mick & Oldiron ........you guys OK over there?...........I understand Canada is a big land mass [like OZ] but the news suggests the current fires are some of the worst in history............ Derek
Title: Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: mook on May 05, 2016, 12:59:39 PM
From the news reports all 88000 residents of Fort McMurray have had to leave their homes and that most of the city will be destroyed. My thoughts are with them.
Title: Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: BFSMP on May 05, 2016, 01:27:52 PM
Mine too, and I hope rain and help come soon for you all.

take care out there.

Jim.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on May 05, 2016, 04:35:32 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36213580 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36213580)

He's just bottled out of the competition to be the world's most irrelevant man, claiming that his bookings as the world's most convincing Simon Cowell lookalike are taking up all of his precious time.
How can anyone be so smug about being a complete nonentity and resembling a complete winker?
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on May 05, 2016, 04:47:08 PM
And so the big question.


Has he backed out because
A. He 'does not have the courage'
B. He isn't Satoshi
C. He is Satoshi, but he cannot transfer the money because he has forgotten his user name/password


Answers on a postcard to Blue Peter Bitcoin Competition, BBC Television Centre, London.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on May 05, 2016, 04:53:40 PM
 {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on May 05, 2016, 04:55:23 PM
Blue Peter Badges to the first five correct answers  O0


Ned
Title: Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: irishcarguy on May 05, 2016, 09:14:20 PM
Hi Derek, thank you. This is the worst fire in recorded history. For John (oldiron) he is 2500 miles to the east but it is in my Province about 500 KM. north from here. We have had Very, Very, Very little rain & it is very hot some days , up to 28 degrees C, This fire is in the news but to the west in British Columbia there are 200 fires burning out of control. We have some of the best fire fighters in the world but there is nothing they can do the fire is so fierce it is creating its own lightning. The whole city may be lost, we have our fingers & toes crossed, not that it will do much good. Mick B. ( thanks for thinking of us at this bad time)   
Title: Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: ballastanksian on May 05, 2016, 11:14:47 PM
Crikey, that is really sad. I appreciate that the residents of Fort McMurray like their city, but is it going to be viable to rebuild? Everything not made of stone is either going to burn or melt. It'll take years to rebuild even with outside help.

Poor citizens {:-{
Title: Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: oldiron on May 06, 2016, 12:40:11 AM
Mick and Derek

  As Mick says, I'm a very long way east of the fires and an equally long way south. The weather out this end of the country has been, until now, cool and wet. however, the bush is drying out and we'll have to watch ourselves here.
  Its really unbelievable what's happening up there. We really feel for those people. There are reliief efforts taking place here. There are fire departments with crews ready and on standby for the relief call. The depertment in the town to the east has 100 fire fighters and gear ready to go when called.

Thanks for asking.hope you're keeping well Mick

John
Title: Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: oldiron on May 06, 2016, 12:43:37 AM
Crikey, that is really sad. I appreciate that the residents of Fort McMurray like their city, but is it going to be viable to rebuild? Everything not made of stone is either going to burn or melt. It'll take years to rebuild even with outside help.

Poor citizens {:-{

It'll be rebuilt. Its the home of the Alberta tar sands. It was the world's biggest supplier of oil to the States and a significant supplier to China, so it will be rebuilt. It will, however take time. I think the hardest part will be accommadation. Its a very long way to the next town, and all the towns are small up there.

John
Title: Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: FsASTSyd1 on May 06, 2016, 08:57:14 AM
My thoughts are also with those involved or who have even lost their homes and belonging already. Often think that many people have no idea of the scale of some of these happenings the other side of the pond, or the world. When it takes three days or more on the train to get from side to side or top to bottom it might give some scale to things. As for the present fire, look up the area in sq miles of your (In the UK) county, if it falls between 3 and 400sq miles can you imagine the whole county on fire because that is the size, and no doubt growing, of the present one in Canada. Keep safe folks.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on May 06, 2016, 09:53:57 AM
BBC News Flash:  Polar exploration ship to be name RRS Sir David Attenborough, after Boaty McBoatface topped public poll for ships name.  Good choice IMHO.  He has done much to publicise the problems global warming can have on the environment, in addition to his wonderful work on nature and the natural world.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on May 06, 2016, 09:55:42 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36225652

Good choice.

Also:  http://news.sky.com/story/1691411/boaty-mcboatface-government-reveals-new-name
Title: Re: Boaty McBoatface
Post by: inertia on May 06, 2016, 11:10:59 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36225652 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36225652)
Nice that common sense has prevailed over the Twitterati. I doubt anyone could object to this name.
DM

I posted this before I read the In the News section - sorry.
Title: Re: Boaty McBoatface
Post by: craggle on May 06, 2016, 12:02:50 PM
Looks like the name will live on though as there is a chance one of the ROV's could be called Boaty.  :D

Craig.
Title: Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: Nemo on May 06, 2016, 11:44:11 PM
Exactly a year ago I flew over the Rockies for over 2 hours from Vancouver into a small mining town in BC and I could not believe the forests I saw - it boggles belief, the size of them - we have nothing to compare and to think of them ablaze was horrifying to me this week. Nature in the raw indeed, and little that humankind can do about it. So sad for all those folks who have lost everything - not forgetting the wildlife that has suffered.  :((
Title: Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: oldiron on May 07, 2016, 12:40:44 AM
Make no mistake about it, this fire is huge. To try and get some concept of how big it is take a look at this web site. It takes the area of the fire and imposes it on maps of various well known cities, including London, England.


http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/how-big-is-the-fort-mcmurray-fire/ (http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/how-big-is-the-fort-mcmurray-fire/)


John
Title: Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: Tug Hercules Fireman on May 07, 2016, 03:19:30 AM
To put it into perspective, North to South, the UK fits within the Alberta boundaries 1-1/4 times.

To clarify a point on John's Note; Fort McMurray is in the Oil Sands Region of Canada, not the Tar Sands Region.
Title: Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: BrianB6 on May 07, 2016, 03:31:22 AM
In Australia we are very aware of the bushfire menace as it happens every year over here.
There is now a much better understanding of fire reduction burns, although Sydney is covered in smoke from them today, and authorities now have had to carry out a lot more and the "greenies" have just had to accept them.
The 2006 - 07 fire season (look it up on wiki as well as Black Saturday and Ash Wednesday fires) was one of the bad ones in Victoria with 1,154,828 hectares burnt in one fire over 69 days.   It was mostly in very remote areas which is why it was so hard to fight.
It looks as if it is pine trees that are sending the flames so high but our eucalypts are as bad.
Our thoughts and prayers go to all those affected in Canada.
Title: Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: Shipmate60 on May 07, 2016, 11:10:13 AM
Looking at the pictures on tv the devastation is gigantic.
So far no fatalities so something going right.
The scenes from within the destroyed city are just so sad.
Glad to hear the members on here are OK.
It does go to show that Mother Nature is a powerful old lady.


Bob
Title: Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: oldiron on May 07, 2016, 12:29:25 PM
Looking at the pictures on tv the devastation is gigantic.
So far no fatalities so something going right.
The scenes from within the destroyed city are just so sad.
Glad to hear the members on here are OK.
It does go to show that Mother Nature is a powerful old lady.


Bob

There were two teenage girls killed in a traffic accident during the evacuation the other day. One of them was the daughter of the deputy fire chief.

John
Title: Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: Shipmate60 on May 07, 2016, 02:29:16 PM
So sorry to hear that, we get told over here no fatalities.


Bob
Title: Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: irishcarguy on May 07, 2016, 08:47:04 PM
Hi fireman  Rick, I didn't know I had a fellow Mayhemer that close only 300KM. Rick can tell you that we get many bush fires during the summer & depending on weather, late into the fall. They start for a verity of reasons,cigarette buts thrown from car windows, camp fires that get out of control, lightning & broken bottles and the sun shining through glass magnifying the sun to name a few, and then we have the Rabble doing it deliberate for "fun" This reminds me of the Yellowstone fires of 1988, they had 40,000 fire fighters & failed to put it out, the weather did. It was so hot ( I was there ) that it burned 3 metres into the soil & has yet to recover in some places . Mick  B. 
Title: Re: 2016 Bush Fires in Canada
Post by: Tombsy on May 08, 2016, 03:40:56 AM
I think everyone here has a family member or knows someone affected by the fire. Only Mother Nature can fight it at this point it's expected to double in size overnight.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 15, 2016, 11:08:31 PM
OOps.!!!

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/manchester-united-bomb-scare-police-confirm-mobile-phone-was-training-device-left-behind-after-explosives-exercise/ar-BBt4Nyn?ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 24, 2016, 05:04:05 PM
 
BBC: Artist Ciara Phillips creates 'dazzle ship' design

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/704/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2016/5/24/1a8d0d47-a9fc-4464-9ca0-3d3d83f0e3fc.jpg)

A Glasgow-based artist has created a massive screen-print design for a 72m (239ft) long ship as part of World War One centenary commemorations.

Turner Prize nominee Ciara Phillips is the fourth artist to be commissioned to make a dazzle ship design.

The work celebrates the untold histories of woman during the war.

It was inspired by the team of women who worked under British marine artist Norman Wilkinson, who invented the dazzle technique.

Mr Wilkinson designed the abstract dazzle ship patterns and disorientating shapes to prevent the enemy from determining a vessel's range, speed and direction of travel.

Ms Phillips's work is entitled Every Woman and was co-commissioned by centenary art commissions body 14-18 NOW and Edinburgh Art Festival.  -  https://www.1418now.org.uk/
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on May 24, 2016, 06:01:20 PM
Is that part of Boris Johnson near the stern?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on May 24, 2016, 06:04:13 PM
Either that or Donald Trump
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on May 24, 2016, 09:47:42 PM
My vote would be the latter :-)) ...

Borig appears to have that shaggy whitish ruffle where as Thrush appears on OZ television with the long swept backed buffoon hop of yellow died/dried mop covering his skull.......  <*< ........

I find Borig entertaining to listen to, .....however turn the station off if Thrush starts blabering....... {-)

Now it's a totally different story if that Alaskan politician Sarah Somebody :kiss: is talking....... ......

....and No Mr Moderator....we are not talking Politics......just comparing the styles that some people portray.......... Derek
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on May 24, 2016, 11:06:35 PM
As Ross Noble recently observed, it would be interesting if it's a windy day when President Trump meets Prime Minister Johnson...   :o
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: rsm on May 26, 2016, 12:52:51 PM
HMS P311 may have been found:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36386581
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on May 26, 2016, 05:54:11 PM
Is that part of Boris Johnson near the stern?

That's not the kno* that I see right across the middle?  :o
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: dreadnought72 on May 26, 2016, 11:33:24 PM
It's a bit busy, but not a bad job. Certainly breaks up the outline, and that false bow effect works for me.


Andy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 08, 2016, 04:41:58 PM
A solar-powered, autonomous boat is currently crossing the Atlantic.

http://tinyurl.com/hpfxqfy (http://tinyurl.com/hpfxqfy)

While we keep an eye on the journey of Solar Impulse 2, (http://www.gizmag.com/tag/solar-impulse-2/) the solar-powered plane that's currently in the middle of its record-setting, around-the-world flight, it looks like it has a buddy in the water. Solar Voyager, an autonomous, solar-powered kayak, is currently making its way across the Atlantic Ocean.

You can follow Solar Voyager's progress on a map on the project website (http://www.solar-voyager.com/trackatlantic.html), or with regular updates on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Solar_Voyager).


(http://img.gizmag.com/solar-voyager-3.JPG?auto=format%2Ccompress&dpr=2&fit=clip&h=670&q=40&w=1000&s=821c433c83427f0fe6466b7a2aede86a)


(http://img.gizmag.com/solar-voyager-11.JPG?auto=format%2Ccompress&dpr=2&fit=clip&h=670&q=40&w=1000&s=fa15cfed3940b6a3d02b222bed8e2ff8)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 08, 2016, 11:49:50 PM
Be interesting to know why it deviated off course .. Note ,  read website before posting, now I know..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on June 10, 2016, 01:07:10 AM
Apparently Meryl Streep's impression of Donald Trump was pretty hilarious.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/36478957/meryl-streeps-impression-of-donald-trump-is-pretty-hilarious (http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/36478957/meryl-streeps-impression-of-donald-trump-is-pretty-hilarious)

However, watching TV last evening I thought Boris Johnson's impression was far more accurate, and without having to resort to makeup, wigs or props.  Spot on  :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on June 10, 2016, 08:36:36 AM
However, watching TV last evening I thought Boris Johnson's impression was far more accurate, and without having to resort to makeup, wigs or props.  Spot on  :-))

Strange that you never see both of them in the same room together, isn't it? Almost spooky, in fact...   :o
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on June 10, 2016, 09:31:54 AM
Be good to see them meet on a windy day.  What are the odds on them both walking away with the same hair that they came with?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: warspite on June 12, 2016, 12:38:17 PM
See that the admiralty has admitted that the 45's wont work in hot water, the engine manufacturers are as equally to blame if they read the spec and didn't notice that the spec was not suitable and didn't push for the spec to be changed, then there is the issue of everything being electrically driven by one power source, with no back up or alternative, just shows that the skills needed have been eroded over the years, where university graduates are considered above those with a better degree of common sense. but that's my opinion
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on June 12, 2016, 01:36:02 PM
The loss of HMS Ark Royal in 1941 was in part due to the electrical generation capacity being dependent on steam generators and when the boilers had to be shut down after the uptakes flooded all electrical power was lost and the pumps could not be used. Subsequent carriers (and probably other ships) were fitted with independent diesel generating capacity as a backup.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: KevinM on June 15, 2016, 02:38:09 PM
BAD NEWS


looks like one half of Solar Voyager's array has gone down it does not seem to be generating power since dawn this morning
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: KevinM on June 16, 2016, 11:04:35 AM
GOOD NEWS


the array seems to have switched on this morning, hope the power comes up as the sun gets out
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on June 30, 2016, 11:10:06 AM
First F-35 for R.N. arrives

At last:  Britain now has its own F-35 fighter plane.  Hopefully it will be aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth when she sails into Portsmouth next year.  Our very only RN fighter/bomber wing (well, two wings actually!)
Will we get the other one in time for HMS Prince of Wales ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36670106 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36670106)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: raflaunches on June 30, 2016, 12:02:16 PM
The RAF has six at the moment  ok2
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on June 30, 2016, 12:05:53 PM
The RAF has six at the moment  ok2

Blimey! SIX???!! I bet Putin is truly terrified.
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on June 30, 2016, 12:19:37 PM
Are you sure it isn't just one and they are moving it around a lot....?

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on June 30, 2016, 12:49:17 PM
Are you sure it isn't just one and they are moving it around a lot....?

Colin
I bet you never see them all together in the same room at the same time....... ;)
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Nemo on June 30, 2016, 01:48:47 PM
Are you sure it isn't just one and they are moving it around a lot....?Colin

Which is exactly what Putin's  predecessors did years ago with missiles driving round Red Square in circles!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: dreadnought72 on June 30, 2016, 03:13:22 PM
$251 million each.  :o

Good thing the pound's doing so well at ... oh, hang on  :embarrassed:

Andy

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on June 30, 2016, 03:36:49 PM
$251 million each.  :o

Good thing the pound's doing so well at ... oh, hang on  :embarrassed:

Andy

Don't be daft! We'll sell shares in HS2 and pay for the F-35s in Chinese Yuan. Simples!
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on June 30, 2016, 05:07:30 PM
Get the England players to buy one each in reparation  {-)


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on June 30, 2016, 06:44:54 PM
Get the England players to buy one each in reparation  {-)
Ned

It appears as though that's about the only thing that Raheem Sterling hasn't already bought (See most of today's red-tops). Or maybe he just bought it for his Mum.... %)

Incidentally, please don't anyone think that I have any interest in the game/business of football. IMHO watching  a match is like watching rain run down a pane of glass. I do, however, have a morbid curiosity about those who indulge themselves in it, to any degree, at any level from the "Steve! Steve! Pass the ******* ball, you ******!" amateurs who play their muddy, sweary Sunday morning games on the sports ground just beyond our garden to the genuinely pampered ******* who are paid gazzillions of pounds for (frankly) not a lot more effort or enthusiasm.

Raheem Sterling - are you ashamed? You should be.

DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on June 30, 2016, 06:49:56 PM
Raheem Sterling - are you ashamed? You should be.
DM

who is Raheem Stirling.......sounds like a cross between a motor racing driver and a camel herder.

Jim.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on June 30, 2016, 06:55:21 PM
That's about the size of it, Jim. http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/raheem-sterling-criticised-after-video-8313839 (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/raheem-sterling-criticised-after-video-8313839)
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 30, 2016, 11:38:03 PM
Blimey! SIX???!! I bet Putin is truly terrified.
DM

LOL...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0jgZKV4N_A
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: raflaunches on July 01, 2016, 03:51:53 AM
Whilst I've never seen a real one never mind six, I'm assured my mates on 17Sqn that they do exist! :}
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on July 01, 2016, 07:21:04 AM
And Dave M believes in Faireys of course...😀

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on July 01, 2016, 11:52:52 PM
who is Raheem Stirling.......sounds like a cross between a motor racing driver and a camel herder.

Jim.


Raheem Sterling is an overpaid, underperforming, immature, obnoxious brat, masquerading as a professional footballer. He certainly has the talent, but not the ability to conduct himself in a manner acceptable to those who pay good money to see him play. Unfortunately, he is all too typical of many of the modern footballers, whose footballing ability far outstrips their ability to behave like "normal" human beings. Too much money, too early, and insufficient intelligence to manage it.


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Hellboy Paul on July 02, 2016, 07:29:23 AM
What is the difference between a football player & a rugby player?




The footballer spends 90 minutes pretending they are injured, the rugby player spends 80 minutes pretending they are not!! {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Fastfaz on July 02, 2016, 09:18:02 AM
   Peter I could not have put it better myself! unfortunately for us Sterling is in the UK.
        Cheers,
           Faz.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on July 02, 2016, 10:08:37 AM
   Peter I could not have put it better myself! unfortunately for us Sterling is in the UK.
        Cheers,
           Faz.
Also he doesn't seem to be unique.  http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/527069/England-ace-Kyle-Walker-tells-glamour-babe-during-Euros-I-wish-I-was-in-Ibiza (http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/527069/England-ace-Kyle-Walker-tells-glamour-babe-during-Euros-I-wish-I-was-in-Ibiza)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3669983/Man-overboard-Bikini-clad-Coleen-Rooney-t-hide-giggles-Wayne-loses-sea-legs-hits-deck-drinks-continue-luxury-yacht-getaway-Formentera.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3669983/Man-overboard-Bikini-clad-Coleen-Rooney-t-hide-giggles-Wayne-loses-sea-legs-hits-deck-drinks-continue-luxury-yacht-getaway-Formentera.html)
Role models? Sadly yes.
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 04, 2016, 08:50:07 AM

BBC:
Newly-expanded Panama Canal is now open for business
          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-36676196

"The new locks are the size of the Empire State Building, with doors that were built using enough steel for 19 Eiffel towers and walls lined with enough basalt rock for two of Giza's great pyramids."

First voyage through expanded Panama canal:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-36635198
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 04, 2016, 12:52:29 PM
 
BBC: Alternative Panama canal project!

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-30584559


Update: http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=119684
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on July 05, 2016, 08:55:01 AM
The RAF has six at the moment  ok2

A section on The One Show on BBC TV last light showed we don't have our own F-35B yet.
Three flew in, two flew back to the USA.  The one that remained has USAF markings, will be used for the Air Show demo, then will be flying back to the States.  Britain's own RAF/RN F-35's were stated to not start arriving until 2018.

So, the one here is USAF and on loan for the Air Show - Not our own F35 after all. Any other F35's about are likely to be American.  {:-{
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: raflaunches on July 05, 2016, 11:23:41 AM
In the RAF News (the airforce newspaper) there are proper photos of the RAF F-35B in RAF markings with British serial numbers on the fuselages, I have a few mates who work on them and to confirm that we do own at least six and one will be delivered per week next year ready for 617 and 809 (I think) Sqns for operations in 2019.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on July 05, 2016, 11:27:11 AM
The Beeb really ought to get its act together. Here's an article from its own News website - and I can recognise an RAF roundel as easily as the next man (although the blue outer ring is pretty indistinct).  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36670106 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36670106)
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on July 05, 2016, 11:30:06 AM
Nick:  As you work for the "Main Dealers" I will defer to your expertise, its just the one shown in the hanger whilst the RAF Sq Leader was being interviewed in front of it by the BBC yesterday had USAF markings under the nose.
Grey, star in circle with stripes each side.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: raflaunches on July 05, 2016, 11:43:49 AM
Yes it does they still won't let us fly one of ours across until all newer versions are worked up which includes the RAF variants, so the best they could do was fly a USAF with a RAF pilot because we are all waiting to see a real one outside of America!

Dave, the new RAF markings are very very dark and it's hard to distinguish them but I believe it's called low viz markings so you don't have a grey aircraft with bright red and blue on the wings and fuselage.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on July 05, 2016, 12:20:06 PM
Yes it does they still won't let us fly one of ours across until all newer versions are worked up which includes the RAF variants, so the best they could do was fly a USAF with a RAF pilot because we are all waiting to see a real one outside of America!

So what are those aircraft that your mates are working on, Nick, and if the markings are 'Low Viz' then what's the point of having them? This poor bear's brains are beginning to overheat.....

Incidentally I was at school with Simon Hargreaves, who was one of the test pilots on the original F35 project after he'd flown Sea Harriers in the Falklands war. He was the first pilot in history to take off vertically in an aircraft; fly it to supersonic speed and then land it vertically. Gifted? Model-wise that boy could fly the full FAI Aerobatic schedule before he was ten! His father was "Jolly" Roger Hargreaves, who started as a Rep for Ripmax and went on to run Super Models shop in Derby. He was UK Aerobatic Team manager for several years in the early 70's and he was also a superb model demo pilot. Roger finished up working for Humbrol and ended his days doing day fishing trips in his boat out of Hull. I wonder if any other Mayhem member recalls him?
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: raflaunches on July 05, 2016, 12:34:26 PM
Dave

My mates are working in America on a USAF base but servicing British F-35Bs as they need to learn the aircraft mechanical and avionic systems from the manufacturing company Lockheed Martin.

With regards to markings it's still a legal requirement that military aircraft have their country's markings on them regardless how small and hard to see they may be!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on July 05, 2016, 01:50:24 PM
Ah! You merved the goalperst, you naughty minkey!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: raflaunches on July 05, 2016, 02:58:46 PM
Sorry Dave

I was under the assumption that everyone knew that they were in America- as they say in the RAF- assumption is the mother of all 'mess ups'! {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on July 05, 2016, 03:17:38 PM
Bout right for MOD.
British type a/c in US
American type a/c in UK.  {-)


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on July 12, 2016, 01:03:06 PM
Apparently today's front page of the Metro newspaper proclaimed "Another Day of Mayhem".

I first thought our wonderful forum had gained national recognition and acclaim . . .  :}

However, it turned out to be just more politics  >>:-(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: davidm1945 on July 12, 2016, 05:45:19 PM
We saw the F35 hovering at Fairford Tattoo on Friday. I thought the Harrier was the ultimate fuel to noise converter but that has got it beaten. Very impressive and will be interesting to see how reliable it will be in service.

Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BrianB6 on July 21, 2016, 02:58:49 AM
Oops!
Someones head will roll.  <*<
Was she 'Ambushed'?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on July 21, 2016, 07:27:25 AM
Well, if it can't detect a large merchant ship almost alongside, what does this say about its ability to hunt hostile submarines half an ocean away?  Must have been doing a Windows 10 conversion, or perhaps her crew were too engrossed hunting Pokemon instead.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: imsinking on July 21, 2016, 10:44:18 AM
 :embarrassed:  that will be WORSE than it looks , the 'scope / radar may now be out of alignment . . . they dont build 'crumple zones' into submarines . .
It was on exercise , someone's done something unexpected . .  FIZZER'S will be flying  <*< [size=78%]    [/size]
See also , Brian60's Spanish (English) newspaper story . . .
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,55393.msg574727/topicseen.html#msg574727

Bill
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 05, 2016, 12:37:14 PM
 
This is another Mayhem revenue scheme I've invested us in :   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36980307
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on August 05, 2016, 02:45:56 PM

This is another Mayhem revenue scheme I've invested it :   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36980307 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36980307)


So you're the one with Hilary's emails then. ;D
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 19, 2016, 04:30:23 PM
 
ITV News: Woman sells her wedding dress on eBay to pay for divorce from 'cheating husband'.

http://www.itv.com/news/2016-08-17/woman-sells-her-wedding-dress-on-ebay-to-pay-for-divorce-from-cheating-husband/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232045213621?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232045213621?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on August 19, 2016, 05:16:30 PM

ITV News: Woman sells her wedding dress on eBay to pay for divorce from 'cheating husband'.

http://www.itv.com/news/2016-08-17/woman-sells-her-wedding-dress-on-ebay-to-pay-for-divorce-from-cheating-husband/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232045213621?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232045213621?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649)

Up to £ 67k now !!, but probably time wasters..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on August 20, 2016, 09:49:21 AM
re the HMS Ambush incident, sounds like the Spanish are winding themselves up for the 'Gibralter problem' and when we leave the EU.  I shall be visiting Gibralter in a couple of weeks so will ask around.
regards Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 20, 2016, 05:43:29 PM
 
BBC: Brian (Lord) Rix  has dropped his trousers for the last time  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37142153


(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/obituaries/2016/08/20/rix-large_trans++gsaO8O78rhmZrDxTlQBjdKmM7PGrmz_msLjgavdLCgA.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/08/06/00/36E94D8700000578-0-image-a-35_1470441402001.jpg)

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 20, 2016, 05:46:50 PM

Clips:  "The Night We Got the Bird"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIObu7DMhsg
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on August 20, 2016, 09:13:16 PM
Sad, but even more sad was the fact that as a Lord, he had the power to speak out for what he eventually asked the Leader of the House to raise again...the vote to legalise end of life suffering, and For which he was now wishing for, a 180 degree turn, as he had voted vehemently and campaigned against some 8 years ago.

And sadly, what ever your own beliefs are regarding the subject many have died in degradation and abject suffering since that Lords vote in 2008, because of those votes.

may he rest in peace, as he was a consummate entertainer, and may his dying wishes be thought about more deeply by those who make our laws in this country in future.

Jim.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BrianB6 on August 21, 2016, 01:37:36 AM
On the funny side I remember being taken by my parents to the Whitehall to see several of his farces and laughing with the rest of the audience.  %)
On the serious side.   As a Christian but who believes in it, I would love to discuss voluntary euthanasia on here but realise it is not an appropriate forum (nor would the Moderators permit it)
Anyone who thinks that the time has come to discuss this issue is welcome to send me a PM.
One comment that helps explain the 'for' case
http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2016/s4515903.htm
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on August 24, 2016, 08:10:05 PM
Oops.

New Airlander bumby landing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg-RPTiVa_Q
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 24, 2016, 08:33:30 PM
 
Was the pilot(s) OK?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on August 24, 2016, 08:47:24 PM
Yes No Injuries reported apart from possible pride..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BrianB6 on August 25, 2016, 12:51:22 AM
I see the UK government has issued heat warnings.  :embarrassed:
30 degrees is only just warm, not even anywhere near 100 on the old scale.
We could do with some temperatures like that in Melbourne at the moment  O0   only 13 and showers today.
Wait till it's 40 +
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: kinmel on August 25, 2016, 08:10:52 AM
I see the UK government has issued heat warnings.  :embarrassed:
30 degrees is only just warm, not even anywhere near 100 on the old scale.
We could do with some temperatures like that in Melbourne at the moment  O0   only 13 and showers today.
Wait till it's 40 +

25 is hot in the UK, Australians are made of different stuff;  the window cleaner in Alice Springs, who was wearing a sweater because it was a balmy 41 and the lady in Kununurra who had never been anywhere colder than 30 degrees.

Fortunately we have weather, not climate and it is forecast to be the low 20s by the weekend.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on August 25, 2016, 02:09:50 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37156430


Interesting
Any models known?


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Jerry C on August 25, 2016, 03:31:21 PM
Lt. Gordon Steele RN VC. Kronstadt Harbour. Later became Captain-Superintendant of my old school.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Charles_Steele

Jerry.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 14, 2016, 04:25:04 PM
 
Garbage-gobbling drone may be coming to a harbor near you

http://newatlas.com/wasteshark-sea-plastic-waste-drone/45407/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=71fe68bec8-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-71fe68bec8-91845997

(http://img-3.newatlas.com/wasteshark-1.jpeg?auto=format%2Ccompress&ch=Width%2CDPR&fit=crop&h=347&q=60&rect=0%2C128%2C1620%2C911&w=616&s=cfea616e45192a56e9058acdb0101c32)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 25, 2016, 04:52:22 PM
 
Alright, which one of you guys was at the helm?!

BBC:  CalMac ferry runs aground in Lochmaddy harbour crash - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-37466864
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Shipmate60 on September 25, 2016, 05:02:31 PM
Always blame the engines when anything goes wrong, standard operating procedure.


Bob
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Capt Podge on September 25, 2016, 05:05:26 PM
Just picked this one up on BT.com:
http://home.bt.com/news/world-news/one-dead-four-hurt-in-lifeboat-drill-accident-on-harmony-of-the-seas-11364095969931

Regards,

Ray.

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on September 25, 2016, 05:50:02 PM
I know someone who will have a giggle when she gets the news.

Neils daughter wants eventually to work for Calmac, but she's 7000 miles away in the middle of the pacific at the moment, so can't blame her.

Jim.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 14, 2016, 09:56:27 AM
 
BBC:  Royal Navy's 'robot wars' under way off Scotland and Wales
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-37641876

(http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/9CD7/production/_91915104_drones.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Capt Podge on October 14, 2016, 11:40:44 AM
That's an interesting article Martin - hope the developers are / have built in something to guard against the hacking fraternity. Imagine stuff like that being turned against the owners. :o

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Ub85 discoverd
Post by: g4yvm on October 19, 2016, 07:25:12 AM
 
Wreck of German U-boat found off coast of Stranraer
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-37691283
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 16, 2016, 04:31:12 PM

BBC:
Mystery over Dutch WW2 shipwrecks vanished from Java Sea bed - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37997640
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: raflaunches on November 16, 2016, 05:08:44 PM
Absolutely disgraceful and disgusting, not only the Dutch ships missing but three British (Exeter, Encounter and Electra) and an American too! >:-o <:(
Earlier reports from the Prince of Wales and Repulse wrecks show signs of disturbances too. :((
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on November 16, 2016, 05:26:17 PM

Just remember......when you next buy your Hyundai, Chevrolet matiz and anything built out that way...........just where the metals to build it, might have come from.


I am saddened that countries will accept such metal from these people who without a scruple to their name really haven't a clue as to the upset they are causing people.
Real life is so cheap out there, so any thought as to the dead from long gone wars is to them, as remote as flying to the moon, I'm sad to say.


Jim.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on November 16, 2016, 05:46:32 PM
How did they do it? It must have been a huge operation and is the steel worth that much?

In some ways, I'm impressed!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on November 16, 2016, 05:59:16 PM

and is the steel worth that much?


I read in a book once about the salvage of the wrecks of Scapa Flow that all steel sunk below salt water pre the "modern nuclear age" and higher radiation pollution than pre age where natural radiation was around is apparently worth much more per ton than post nuke age.


Jim.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on November 16, 2016, 06:12:23 PM

I read in a book once about the salvage of the wrecks of Scapa Flow that all steel sunk below salt water pre the "modern nuclear age" and higher radiation pollution than pre age where natural radiation was around is apparently worth much more per ton than post nuke age.


Jim.

Of course - didn't think of that. In that case, it's VERY valuable.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: John W E on November 16, 2016, 06:23:39 PM
hi there

Watching a programme the other night on TV it was either Discovery/History Channel ??  and it was about the Odyssey Marine Exploration Team - no doubt you will have seen these - I think they do a brilliant programme and a good job of protecting wrecks and also salvaging valuable stuff.  This particular time they were on about lead ingots which they were salvaging from an unknown wreck at the time - they couldn't quite establish when the ship/wreck was sunk.   They took several ingots to be analysed for radiation and stuff - and as has been said in a previous thread - the lower radiation in the metal the more valuable the material is and it turns out the lead was quite valuable.

Just going back to the original topic - how on earth does one hide a salvage operation - to remove something like the remains of HMS Exeter - surely there must be some evidence on the sea bed and surely there are some satellite surveillance available - because surely they would know when someone has done something like this - someone always sees it. 

As a thought - can you recall when the Americans tried to lift that Russian submarine? What they did to salvage that on the QT.   

http://www.shipwreck.net/

John
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Nemo on November 16, 2016, 06:45:20 PM

I read in a book once about the salvage of the wrecks of Scapa Flow that all steel sunk below salt water pre the "modern nuclear age" and higher radiation pollution than pre age where natural radiation was around is apparently worth much more per ton than post nuke age.
Jim.
     

I think  I read the same book Jim. I particularly remember the comment about pre-nuclear, uncontaminated steel from the German Fleet being desirable - particularly in the medical machinery industry where nuclear medicine required metals for X-Ray, scanners etc, which would be easier to calbrate if unexposed to atmospheric radiation. Makes sense!
Bob.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on November 16, 2016, 06:49:54 PM
     

I think  I read the same book Jim. I particularly remember the comment about pre-nuclear, uncontaminated steel from the German Fleet being desirable - particularly in the medical machinery industry where nuclear medicine required metals for X-Ray, scanners etc, which would be easier to calbrate if unexposed to atmospheric radiation. Makes sense!
Bob.

The lower 'self radiation' of pre-nuclear steel will also make the scanner much more sensitive by lowering the noise floor considerably.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on November 16, 2016, 06:54:59 PM
The wreck of HMS Indefatigable sunk at Jutland has been pretty much mined out using explosives. This was believed to have been done by German salvors between the wars.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on November 17, 2016, 09:24:59 AM
Sad/disgusting? yes. Inevitable in this day and age? yes.


I read that they are using explosives, disguised as fishing (yes fishing with explosives is still going on), to break up the wreck. Then grappling hooks are dropped to haul up whatever they can hook.
As for value, phosphor bronze (props and engine bits) is worth about GBP 2000 per ton.


As for countries knowing about this, probably not. It is small fishing boats who probably sell scrap locally, and it finds its way up the chain. No way for the smelter to suspect anything more odd than normal, until now that is; with the news stories. Once smelted, who knows the origins?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on November 17, 2016, 10:09:57 AM
....."phosphor bronze (props and engine bits)"

TT....the bronze/brass [red metal] components are far more diverse throughout Naval vessels ......potable water, cooling water, waste & sewage pipe work, hydraulic oil fluid systems, air or pneumatic systems....etc

The brew in the melt is to the highest metallurgical standard....yes 'Admiralty Brass with 1% Sn' 

Derek
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on November 17, 2016, 10:24:52 AM
Uh! I think I know that. %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on November 21, 2016, 01:07:46 AM
BBC News:  Royal Navy 'woefully low' on warships.   

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38044967 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38044967)

Should we be surprised?  This has been known for many years, and getting worse.
Frigates being replaced by a lesser number.  Type 45 engines must be replaced.  How do we even adequately escort our two new aircraft carriers?

Even Australia has more warships than Britain  :D
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 23, 2016, 10:25:58 AM

Most expensive destroyer in Navy history breaks down   USS Zumwalt


Oops..


http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/most-expensive-destroyer-in-navy-history-breaks-down/ar-AAkEjoS?li=AA59G2&ocid=spartandhp


PORTLAND, Maine  — The most expensive destroyer ever built for the Navy suffered an engineering problem in the Panama Canal and had to be towed to port
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on November 23, 2016, 02:31:33 PM
You can't blame that one on 'Made in China'  %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on December 15, 2016, 05:43:56 PM
WW2 Dunkirk Boat, Skylark IX, located in Scotland is to undergo restoration.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/legendary-wwii-dunkirk-boat-saved-9458404 (http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/legendary-wwii-dunkirk-boat-saved-9458404)

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 20, 2017, 11:19:35 AM
 
BBC:
Man dies in ship boiler room 'explosion' in Port of Felixstowe - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-38687852
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: dave301bounty on January 20, 2017, 07:34:27 PM
Martin ,this was a Flash-back ,oil that was lying in the furnace ,was suddenly ignited by the lighted torch  or what ever they use now ,same principal ,fuel laying in bottom ,quite a bit by the report ,suddenly getting lit ,,,,BOOM ,and the guy would not stand a chance ,seen it happen ,not a pretty sight ..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: raflaunches on January 30, 2017, 02:23:45 PM
At least some justice in the world- pity about the poor research into the Hermes, since when was she a battlecruiser?!


http://news.sky.com/story/two-charged-over-items-taken-from-protected-wwi-wreck-10748690 (http://news.sky.com/story/two-charged-over-items-taken-from-protected-wwi-wreck-10748690)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 25, 2017, 03:43:58 PM

BBC:
How do you move an oil platform from China to the UK? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-39089587

Edit: Link corrected.  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on February 25, 2017, 03:58:31 PM
In bits in boxes ???


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: rnli12 on February 25, 2017, 05:24:44 PM
think its this one, and I was one of the contractors working on it!
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-39089587 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-39089587)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 01, 2017, 02:16:36 PM
 
BBC: Shipping slump: Why a vessel worth $60m was sold as scrap - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38653546
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on March 05, 2017, 01:21:03 PM
Liverpool 'Ghost' ship is planning a return to service.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-ghost-ship-could-launch-12693494 (http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-ghost-ship-could-launch-12693494)
Title: Jersey RNLI crew resign
Post by: regiment on April 10, 2017, 07:21:34 PM
in the sunday mirror  story about all the crew of the st helier jersey  life boat have resigned after the coxswain was sacked  for going to the aid of a boat that had broken down  with out permission   hand s gone mad     
Title: Re: Jersey RNLI crew resign
Post by: Paul2407 on April 10, 2017, 07:32:05 PM
Yes I was reading that, good on his crew too I always thought the RNLI was there to save people didn't realise they had to get permission to launch before saving someone
yes he might have broken a rule but surely if the boat was being used for a rescue and not misused then surely he should be reinstated
Title: Re: Jersey RNLI crew resign
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 10, 2017, 07:40:25 PM
Best to ascertain the actual facts before rushing to judgement I think.

Don't necessarily believe what you read in the press.

Colin
Title: Re: Jersey RNLI crew resign
Post by: Paul2407 on April 10, 2017, 07:57:50 PM
Best to ascertain the actual facts before rushing to judgement I think.

Don't necessarily believe what you read in the press.

Colin

No that's very true  :-))
Title: Re: Jersey RNLI crew resign
Post by: dodes on April 10, 2017, 08:03:44 PM
Was it a matter of insurance, if the launch is not authorised would that have made their insurance invalid and the RNLI open to claims against them.
Title: Re: Jersey RNLI crew resign
Post by: kinmel on April 11, 2017, 08:09:22 AM
This is the third station disbandment in recent times - Cleethorpes, New Brighton and now Jersey.  Tens of decades with no emergency closures and suddenly three come along together, something is seriously wrong.

In each case the management's methodology is allegedly the same..... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1229801430376308/permalink/1231022953587489/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1229801430376308/permalink/1231022953587489/)

Stations are brought back on service by bringing qualified crew from elsewhere and putting them up in hotels, but of course they do not have any local knowledge and experience.

So accidents happen....   http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/new-brighton-lifeboat-tractor-left-12179866 (http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/new-brighton-lifeboat-tractor-left-12179866)

There will be problems with coxswains, one in north Wales was assigned other duties away from his station and there was no crew resignations. 

Mass resignation invariably means that the crews see an injustice being done.  Why else would such selfless people walk away from what is such a large part of their life ?
Title: Re: Jersey RNLI crew resign
Post by: Netleyned on April 11, 2017, 10:39:21 AM
Cleethorpes is back up and running with a local crew and Launch Authority.
Just been named the busiest station on the North East coast last year.


Ned
Title: Re: Jersey RNLI crew resign
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 11, 2017, 10:57:52 AM
I believe each station has a Lifeboat Operations Manager and that it is their responsibility (or that of their deputy) to authorise launches. It appears that the coxswain may have launched the boat on his own authority and was pulled up for it and things escalated from there. His crew may well stand behind him out of loyalty but that doesn't necessarily make their actions right. Without knowing the exact circumstances and maybe any previous history I don't think it is right to come down on one side or the other. The RNLI is very media savvy and would not have let the situation develop as it has without feeling they had good reason to do so.

Hopefully the situation will be resolved when things have cooled down a bit.

Colin
Title: Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam'!!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on April 28, 2017, 05:43:52 PM

Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam'


Google and Facebook have confirmed that they fell victim to an alleged $100m (£77m) scam.
In March, it was reported that a Lithuanian man had been charged (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39351215) over an email phishing attack (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-36981625/what-is-phishing) against "two US-based internet companies" who were not named at the time.
They had allegedly been tricked into wiring more than $100m to the alleged scammer's bank accounts.
On 27 April, Fortune reported that the two victims (http://fortune.com/2017/04/27/facebook-google-rimasauskas/) were Facebook and Google.
The man accused of being behind the scam, Evaldas Rimasauskas, 48, allegedly posed as an Asia-based manufacturer and deceived the companies from at least 2013 until 2015.


Wow , think he got more off them than our own tax people !!.. 
Martin , you might want to send them a link to the Forum so they can read about scams  {-) {-) {-)

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 28, 2017, 06:53:02 PM
 
             O0
Title: Re: Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam'!!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on April 29, 2017, 08:59:49 AM
Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam'


Google and Facebook have confirmed that they fell victim to an alleged $100m (£77m) scam.
In March, it was reported that a Lithuanian man had been charged (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39351215) over an email phishing attack (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-36981625/what-is-phishing) against "two US-based internet companies" who were not named at the time.
They had allegedly been tricked into wiring more than $100m to the alleged scammer's bank accounts.
On 27 April, Fortune reported that the two victims (http://fortune.com/2017/04/27/facebook-google-rimasauskas/) were Facebook and Google.
The man accused of being behind the scam, Evaldas Rimasauskas, 48, allegedly posed as an Asia-based manufacturer and deceived the companies from at least 2013 until 2015.


Wow , think he got more off them than our own tax people !!.. 
Martin , you might want to send them a link to the Forum so they can read about scams  {-) {-) {-)
Perhaps HMRC should employ him to get money out of multi-nationals...........
Title: Re: Jersey RNLI crew resign
Post by: Charlie on May 09, 2017, 07:38:29 AM
I have been following this saga, which is still unresolved. As may already be known, the Lifeboat Operations Manager also resigned, and his full scathing letter of resignation can be read here. You don't need a Facebook account to view this.


https://www.facebook.com/JerseyActionGroup/posts/1269418753165347
Title: Re: Jersey RNLI crew resign
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 09, 2017, 11:00:48 AM
 
Topic merged.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 11, 2017, 10:32:27 AM
 
World's first all-electric autonomous container ship to set sail in 2018

http://newatlas.com/autonomous-electric-shipping-container-vessel/49477/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=6ddcf49809-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-6ddcf49809-91845997

(http://img-1.newatlas.com/autonomous-shipping-container-4.png?auto=format%2Ccompress&fit=max&h=670&q=60&w=1000&s=e31d10cf7bdd185b175e7e724c44b567)

(http://img-1.newatlas.com/autonomous-shipping-container-6.png?auto=format%2Ccompress&fit=max&h=670&q=60&w=1000&s=1420414e9a4d1bf82dfee83cbaa1e420)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 23, 2017, 01:08:15 PM
 
I bringing one of these to the Mayhem at Wicksteed weekend!

World Superyacht Awards: Sybaris wins top prize

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/16/sport/gallery/sybaris-wins-best-sailing-yacht-at-world-superyacht-awards/index.html

(http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170516094003-sybaris-yacht-award-super-169.jpg)
Title: Re: John noakes
Post by: Klunk on May 29, 2017, 10:40:20 AM
John has died aged 83.
He is now with his beloved Shep.
Get down Shep!
Title: Re: Re: John noakes
Post by: ballastanksian on May 29, 2017, 11:25:05 AM
I thought that he had already departed.

He was a Blue Peter stalwart before my time but he did crop up on TV from time to time. RIP.
Title: Re: Re: John noakes
Post by: T33cno on May 29, 2017, 11:28:04 AM
About his life
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Noakes
Title: Re: Re: John noakes
Post by: robbob on May 29, 2017, 02:27:35 PM
Very sad.
Another of my boyhood heroes gone  :((
I loved his adventurous 'have a go' attitude and down to earth presenting style.
RIP John Noakes.

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 29, 2017, 07:15:02 PM
 

 I'm posting this and don't care what anyone says!

BBC:  Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes dies at 83   
         http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40083025

 In the 60's & 70's, John Noakes was the kind of man that most boys wanted to grow up and be like.
  RIP John, you gave us many, many hours of inspiration, education & wholesome entertainment.

                     (http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article5974640.ece/ALTERNATES/s510b/John-Noakes.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on May 29, 2017, 08:57:22 PM

I don't think anyone will mind you posting this mans sad passing, for he was probably one of the most influential presenters for young people to look up to and aspire too, that I could imagine.


he was a legend in his own lifetime and made tea times good to look forward too.


I think he was, and probably always will be the best presenter that not only Blue Peter had, but the BBC as a whole, bar none.


you gave a lot of young kids a great deal of pleasure Noaksie, and long may you be remembered.


Jim.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: warspite on June 12, 2017, 11:44:46 AM
 
Adam West has apparently passed - RIP, batman was so Kisch and laughable.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40235142 (admin)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 16, 2017, 10:40:39 AM

BBC:
Bat-Signal shines in honour of Batman star Adam West

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40286810

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/7617/production/_96513203_040081319-1.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on June 16, 2017, 12:15:09 PM


Adam West has apparently passed - RIP, batman was so Kisch and laughable.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40235142 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40235142) (admin)


yeh, but he was the one and only and the best...........not one of the modern representatives holds a candle to him.


Jim.
Title: USS Fitzgerald - June 2016
Post by: derekwarner on June 19, 2017, 12:48:32 AM
This is a rather ungainly pose for an American warship...how could it happen?....we pray for those lost..........

The damage is far from cosmetic....the complete hull appears massively distorted......aluminium stretches before yielding......her name will linger for the Naval Courts-Marshall, however she fade into oblivion and be de-Commissioned and scrapped.....

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi9y_PKycjUAhUJw7wKHSIqDjwQqUMIJjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2017%2F06%2F17%2Fworld%2Fasia%2Frescuers-search-for-7-sailors-as-damaged-us-destroyer-reaches-port.html&usg=AFQjCNGEkZ2ZiNoVBVip-ihsa_t9m307eg&sig2=vVyPQzNXIMnR3S4NztZM_g
Title: Re: USS Fitzgerald - June 2016
Post by: DavieTait on June 19, 2017, 03:06:41 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40310563

(Admin)  Quote from BB news:

"What happened?
The collision occurred near Yokosuka, a Japanese port city that is home to the US 7th Fleet, which comprises up to 80 submarines and ships and including the USS Fitzgerald.
It is unclear where the 154-metre (505ft) guided missile destroyer ship was heading at the time.
The ACX Crystal, a 222-metre (730ft) Filipino-flagged container ship, was travelling between the Japanese cities of Nagoya and Tokyo.
Marine traffic records suggest the ACX Crystal made a sudden U-turn roughly 25 minutes before the collision with the USS Fitzgerald. It is not clear why it changed course.
Marine traffic records suggest it was travelling at 14.6 knots (27km/h) at the time of the collision."


(https://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/18242/production/_96528889_japan_uss_fitzgerald_crash_map-3.png)
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/D3A6/production/_96528145_dddcded5-b01d-49b7-8b2d-29d4ee161034.jpg)

It doesn't look much like an accident to me , the container ship did 2 180' course changes and left the warship to her fate by the looks of this, crewed by Philippines personnel I think and they have been suffering from serious Islamic State attacks recently
Title: Re: USS Fitzgerald - June 2016
Post by: Brian60 on June 19, 2017, 03:26:39 PM
Whatever the outcome you can't forget about the loss of life incurred. Don't know if anything will happen to the Phillipino's but the yanks on watch are really going to get in ass at the courtsmartial.
Title: Re: USS Fitzgerald - June 2016
Post by: DavieTait on June 19, 2017, 03:40:21 PM
area of very heavy shipping movements Brian so she might not have been able to turn away , this might have happened too fast for any action by the bridge crew of the Destroyer to take effective action to avoid or they did and it reduced the damage , we will only know once the report gets published I guess
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 19, 2017, 04:21:49 PM

Mail onLine:

'There was nobody in charge': Japanese cargo ship was on AUTOPILOT when it collided with the USS Fitzgerald says defense expert and no one knew how to turn it off

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4617742/Shambolic-start-probe-USS-Fitzgerald-collision.html#ixzz4kSlIJcHS

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 19, 2017, 05:33:35 PM

So no one on the Warship think of taking avoiding action !!


Just shows what was probably happening on the Warship bridge at the time, except no response from the other end.. !!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brNX4xqlXJE
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on June 19, 2017, 05:39:27 PM
Autopilots doing 180 turns?
Pull the other one!


Ned
Title: Re: Re: John noakes
Post by: ballastanksian on June 19, 2017, 06:37:48 PM
Hi Martin, the Forum News page seems to have morphed with one on the passing of John Noakes. I reckon you are right about the server room melting and sticking pages together  %%
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TailUK on June 19, 2017, 06:38:58 PM
I'm surprised at Janes sticking it's neck out like that with so little information. 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Nemo on June 19, 2017, 06:57:24 PM

Adam West has apparently passed - RIP, batman was so Kisch and laughable.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40235142 (admin)

The best! I remember seeing him interviewed once and with tongue firmly in his cheek informed the interviewer that he considered himself, the only and best 'chin-actor' in the world. :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 19, 2017, 11:25:58 PM
 
Another great childhood presenter gone:  BBC: Brian Cant, Play School presenter dies
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40335213


(https://www.doyouremember.co.uk/uploads/tKuS4n4gBrian%20Cant.jpg)
Title: World's biggest ship in Felixstowe
Post by: dougal99 on June 22, 2017, 01:10:42 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-suffolk-40362922/oocl-hong-kong-felixstowe-port-welcomes-world-s-biggest-ship
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Tug Fanatic on June 22, 2017, 01:56:18 PM


This weeks biggest ship. There will be a bigger one along in a few weeks time. They just keep getting larger.


They certainly made sure that it looked full which is a contrast to a lot of container ships that I have seen recently. I wonder how many, if any, empty containers it shipped to achieve that.


Does anyone know what her service speed is. These big ships have also been getting slower to cut fuel consumption.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: verithingeoff on June 23, 2017, 08:43:13 AM
Info here https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:4910459/imo:9776171/mmsi:573120000/vessel:OOCL%20HONGKONG (http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag473/geoff122/Model%20Steam/Aust%20emos/ozzhatcorks_zpsyyfdobuw.gif) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/geoff122/media/Model%20Steam/Aust%20emos/ozzhatcorks_zpsyyfdobuw.gif.html)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 26, 2017, 10:26:32 AM
 
Sky News: Royal Navy's largest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, to set sail
                 http://news.sky.com/story/royal-navys-largest-ever-warship-hms-queen-elizabeth-sets-sail-10927338


                 (http://e3.365dm.com/17/06/1600x900/ac486134fe93fe7d163894437658e3fefe4754e55b3b93b4ab0c1db8fa5dcf5a_3986596.jpg?20170625165413)


                 (http://e3.365dm.com/17/06/750x563/e580773474b2711076338e68ce8342df3e3b3926f86930edc48e83cdc906fd14_3986510.jpg?20170625155642)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 26, 2017, 01:37:38 PM
Looks Clean.. :}
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on June 26, 2017, 01:41:02 PM
Hi all, Are we expecting an American squadron (s) to be flying from her initially?  Do the catapults work?
regards Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on June 26, 2017, 02:26:04 PM

  So, a 1:50 scale model will be 5.6 M long ,( wonder if it will be less in 1/4" to the ft scale  ? ) my study is only 3.5 M wall to wall, unless I open the window , but that will leave 2 M sticking out into the garden !
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on June 26, 2017, 02:36:55 PM
No Baldrick, it will be bigger at 1 : 48 scale (1/4 inch to the foot).
regards Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on June 26, 2017, 02:58:13 PM


 That's even worse, 2.3 M of it sticking out into the garden.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on June 26, 2017, 05:30:00 PM
Hi all, Are we expecting an American squadron (s) to be flying from her initially?  Do the catapults work?
regards Roy


 No catapults required , these were off loaded when the STOVL version of the Lightening 11 ( F-35B) was selected as the plane of choice.  Deliveries due to start in 2018 ?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on June 26, 2017, 06:06:40 PM
Thanks Baldrick.
Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 28, 2017, 10:19:05 AM

BBC:  Opps! -
China. Coins thrown into plane engine by elderly passenger for 'luck'!
                     http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40421811
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Nemo on June 28, 2017, 10:41:02 AM
Queen Mary2 in Atlantic 'race'.   https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Historic-QM2-race-marks-100-years-since-US-landing
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on June 28, 2017, 10:51:22 AM
QM2 can do more than 24 knots, 28 I think, but that puts a strain on the Mermaid propulsion pods so they don't go that fast anymore.  Plus it eats up a lot more fuel and requires the use of the jet turbines in addition to the main diesels.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Nemo on June 28, 2017, 11:01:17 AM
Apparently she is now cruising at 24.4 knots Colin.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TailUK on June 28, 2017, 11:22:20 AM

BBC:  Opps! -
China. Coins thrown into plane engine by elderly passenger for 'luck'!
                     http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40421811

Don't think the engine was running but still, a multi million pound engine chewed up by 25p. it's not a happy picture.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 01, 2017, 05:33:26 PM

BCC:
  Film critic Barry Norman dies - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40468411
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: John W E on July 01, 2017, 06:11:42 PM
I bet the food on these ships is brilliant - Chinese and Indian crew - I wonder if they were all in the galley cooking takeaways :-)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-40467221

John
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 24, 2017, 03:53:23 PM

BBC:
  The city that makes the most expensive boats in the world  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40681345
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on July 24, 2017, 04:15:50 PM
Hi, perhaps it is me and advancing years (also possibly a lack of money) but the designs very rarely appeal to me.
I like a nice traditional boat, so looking forward to seeing the film Dunkirk and the little boats.
regards Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 11, 2017, 11:53:39 AM
 
BBC:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-norfolk-40886835/giant-pipes-wash-up-on-norfolk-beaches
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tonyH on August 11, 2017, 02:34:55 PM
Typical Norfolk!

Shift it over the border to Suffolk and let us get rid of it!!!!!!!!!!!! <*< <*< <*<
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on August 13, 2017, 09:47:00 PM
Not exactly news, but 50 years ago - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-40804501
Some nice pictures if anybody wants a model of a boat with a really tall aerial.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 14, 2017, 03:06:58 PM
 
BBC:  25 odd jobs that technology ended - http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/technology/25-odd-jobs-that-technology-made-redundant/ss-AApBGN9?ocid=se


Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 18, 2017, 09:15:50 PM
 
BBC: Sir Bruce Forsyth: TV legend dies aged 89 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40981246

(http://cdn.images.dailystar.co.uk/dynamic/140/photos/770000/Bruce-Forsyth-853770.jpg)

... it's big news here in the UK   OK!   <*<
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on August 18, 2017, 10:51:06 PM
Bruce Forsyth was not so well known here in Australia, although I do remember him hosting Royal Variety concerts on TV. He certainly had a long and distinguished career in British TV, and I'm sure he will be mourned by many.


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 22, 2017, 04:47:07 PM

Some great Eclipse 2017 on the BBC, this is my Favourite.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41010898

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/147EB/production/_97474938_iss052e056222-2.jpg)

NB: Bonnie Tyler sounded Terrible! Time to give it up girl!
http://www.nme.com/news/music/watch-bonnie-tyler-belt-total-eclipse-heart-solar-eclipse-2127198
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 22, 2017, 04:51:45 PM

BBC:
US Navy, 4th in collision in 13 months - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41013686
       
 Sad loss of more lives but what's going on?

(https://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/80D9/production/_97458923_mediaitem97458918.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 29, 2017, 12:34:25 PM

Sky News:
Navy warship USS Indianapolis found 72 years after sinking - http://news.sky.com/story/navy-warship-uss-indianapolis-found-72-years-after-sinking-10997251 (http://news.sky.com/story/navy-warship-uss-indianapolis-found-72-years-after-sinking-10997251)

(http://e3.365dm.com/17/08/1600x900/1a736a3c2473a3bcfc3bba17daf3b39868600050681916daa0367e0ddce80d27_4078236.jpg?20170820023922)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: JB on August 29, 2017, 01:21:11 PM
Thanks for that news.. I would have missed it as I don't look at any news these days.! most of it's junk, a good post, maybe best one ever in the thread ??? :-))

JaB.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on August 29, 2017, 02:41:52 PM

God bless them all, and may the occupants of the wreck rest in peace, and totally undisturbed.


Jim.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 06, 2017, 10:07:18 AM

The Telegraph: Playmobil pirate ship sailing to Scandinavia  -
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/04/brothers-delight-playmobil-pirate-ship-sailing-scandinavia/

(http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2017/09/04/TELEMMGLPICT000139278447_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqHwdadQ4Vbp3Rn-qsuyuRzxOxoXTOE9ipxvhmhDCjFLI.jpeg?imwidth=1400)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on September 06, 2017, 06:09:56 PM
Excellent! Sounds just a bit like an ongoing saga playing out here on Mayhem :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 20, 2017, 10:38:31 PM
 
BBC: QE2: The 50-year journey of a British style icon  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41282633


 (https://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/1022B/production/_97819066_qe2four.jpg)

 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BrianB6 on September 21, 2017, 12:15:28 AM
Will passengers want to sail on a Cruise ship with no crew?
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170918-the-ships-that-could-change-the-seas-forever
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 05, 2017, 12:26:14 PM

BBC:
Athenia: Is this the wreck of the first British ship torpedoed in WW2?  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41503664
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on October 05, 2017, 05:11:14 PM
Definitely Bryan - no tipping needed!

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on October 05, 2017, 05:24:54 PM

BBC:
Athenia: Is this the wreck of the first British ship torpedoed in WW2?  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41503664 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41503664)

The wrecks location has been known about for decades ( probably close to 40 years ) as fishermen took their nets on it over the years , its right up on the bank itself ( 100fm ) as if it had been off the top of the bank there is a ledge at 150fm around the west side before it drops off to the abyssal plain at around 3 miles deep !!

Its also the only wreck of that size on the bank ( there are a few smaller ships , well bits of those that hit Rockall itself or went aground on Helens Reef , a small number of fishing boat wrecks on the bank ) so only needs a relatively small ROV to reach her

I've marked in Red the only wreck on the charts that matches the depth they give
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on October 05, 2017, 07:42:57 PM
What an utter shambles!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41511790

We are governed by idiots. (OK, nothing new there I suppose  >:-o )

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on October 06, 2017, 12:38:09 AM
What an utter shambles!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41511790 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41511790)

We are governed by idiots. (OK, nothing new there I suppose  >:-o )

Colin


Honestly, in the real world, Trident has to go.
A handful of nations in the world have nukes, and once 'in the club' there seems to be no way out, politically or defensively, but which capability is really more useful?
This smacks of the 1981 defence review all over again, and look where that led us >>:-(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on October 06, 2017, 09:30:51 AM
On the subject of wrecks http://thethistlegormproject.com/
Virtual tour of WW2 wreck SS Thistlegorm goes online https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/06/virtual-tour-of-second-world-war-shipwreck-thistlegorm-goes-online
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: John W E on October 10, 2017, 05:14:14 PM

Is this a Mayhem prank?   by one of our members :-)


http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/police-alerted-after-crocodile-filmed-in-the-river-thames-lurking-among-luxury-houseboats/ar-AAtf5QG?li=AAmiR2Z&ocid=spartandhp



Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on October 10, 2017, 09:17:07 PM
We should remember that there have been models based on decoy ducks for many years.  Passers by have tried to feed many of them.  A radio controlled croc should be much more fun.  Maybe with a "tick-tock" sound effect?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on October 21, 2017, 02:47:38 PM
Trump to allow release of thousands of JFK files by National Archives

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/10/21/trump-allow-release-thousands-jfk-files-national-archives/787056001/




This could be interesting.....
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BrianB6 on October 21, 2017, 11:15:12 PM
From our ABC News
"United States President Donald Trump said he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, subject to further information."
"Saturday's Washington Post said Kennedy assassination experts do not think the last batch of papers contains any major bombshells, but may shed light on the activities of Oswald while he was traveling in Mexico City in late September 1963, and courting Cuban and Soviet spies."

Or not so interesting.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: C-3PO on October 23, 2017, 05:37:05 PM
From BBC

Near miss! Fans sail close to the wind

Fans got a very close-up view of the action as two boats narrowly sailed past them during the first leg of the Volvo Ocean race from Alicante to Lisbon
Wow that was close - some amazing manoeuvring

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/sailing/41727615
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Brian60 on October 23, 2017, 07:08:00 PM
From BBC

Near miss! Fans sail close to the wind

Fans got a very close-up view of the action as two boats narrowly sailed past them during the first leg of the Volvo Ocean race from Alicante to Lisbon
Wow that was close - some amazing manoeuvring

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/sailing/41727615 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/sailing/41727615)

My wife mentioned this to me on friday, she wondered if we might nip across to Alicante, its only 30 miles away. The video demonstrates why I said no. Starting out at sea, you would see next to nothing from the seafront and those spectator boats cost an arm and leg to get aboard.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on October 24, 2017, 02:36:41 PM



START ? ? ? ? ?


(https://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/19/02/07/93/voile10.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19020793/490)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on October 25, 2017, 07:16:13 PM
Best view would be from the Easy Jet EZ flight into Alicante Airport. Just ask the pilot to circle a couple of times
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on October 27, 2017, 06:01:06 PM
Looks like holidays in Spain could be about to get difficult... Catalonia declares UDI , revoked and Spanish government control put in place within minutes and now the possibility of troops on the streets.....
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on October 27, 2017, 07:27:59 PM
And another 'safe' holiday destination bites the dust!


On the other hand, we are currently at Aswan on  Nile cruise and all seems quiet although there are men with guns everywhere. A bit like America really but possibly safer.


Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: david13 on October 31, 2017, 05:32:57 AM
Holidays in Spain do look difficult now, especially for European tourists. And looks like it's only going to get worse: they are already following the first scenario, making Spain less attractive for tourism and investors as well: https://tranio.com/spain/analytics/how-the-independence-referendum-will-affect-the-barcelona-property-market_5414/ (https://tranio.com/spain/analytics/how-the-independence-referendum-will-affect-the-barcelona-property-market_5414/), Barcelona is already tired of mass tourism and UDI does not help to attract them more. Well, now we still have more or less politically neutral Greece ready to take yesterday's Spanish tourists, in the end (probably?) Greece will have the advantage of all this Catalonian situation and who knows maybe Athens will become a new "Barcelona" for European tourists. Few of my friends have already chosen Greece this summer/fall instead of Spain. We will see...
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on October 31, 2017, 10:06:44 AM
*** Please steer clear of politics on the forum***
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on October 31, 2017, 11:03:56 AM
North Korea nuclear base COLLAPSES killing at least 200 people, local reports claim, amid fears of massive radioactive leak

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4806082/north-korea-nuclear-base-collapses-killing-200-radioactive-leak-fears-latest-updates/


First reported by Japanese TV News , if true then this could easily lead to the contamination of ground water , the release of radioactive gas which would end up heading to China , Russia and Japan....
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on October 31, 2017, 03:59:29 PM

North Korea nuclear base COLLAPSES killing at least 200 people, local reports claim, amid fears of massive radioactive leak

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4806082/north-korea-nuclear-base-collapses-killing-200-radioactive-leak-fears-latest-updates/ (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4806082/north-korea-nuclear-base-collapses-killing-200-radioactive-leak-fears-latest-updates/)


First reported by Japanese TV News , if true then this could easily lead to the contamination of ground water , the release of radioactive gas which would end up heading to China , Russia and Japan....


well, I'm not surprised, with a nutter like him knowing sod all about nuclear fission and fusion.........and the differences between them............I'm just amazed that the powers that be in China and/or Russia haven't had someone "take him out" already, in a surreptitious way, lol. After all it is those two countries who will now suffer the most from his meddling.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 10, 2017, 07:27:06 AM

Liquid gas powered MV Glen Sannox launched on Clyde Workers view the ferry MV Glen Sannox after it was launched at a ceremony for the liquefied natural gas passenger ferry.

(https://res.cloudinary.com/jpress/image/fetch/w_700,f_auto,ar_3:2,c_fill/https://www.scotsman.com/webimage/1.4619613.1511344307!/image/image.jpg)
Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Read more at: https://www.scotsman.com/news/liquid-gas-powered-mv-glen-sannox-launched-on-clyde-1-4619616



https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2017/12/09/eco-ferry-that-needs-fuel-shipped-in-from-middle-east/


(https://cdn2-img.pressreader.com/pressdisplay/docserver/getimage.aspx?regionKey=5fZkCwQ4hoXfvEplPJTASA%3d%3d)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 16, 2017, 08:08:23 PM

The Great egg race is no more.


https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/professor-heinz-wolff-bioengineering-pioneer-and-tv-presenter-dies-aged-89/ar-BBGNOVs?li=AAmiR2Z&ocid=spartanntp




RIP Prof..



Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 16, 2017, 09:54:48 PM
 
He was very entertaining!   :((

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42378765
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: kinmel on December 16, 2017, 11:02:17 PM
He was a very interesting man to meet.

 I was one member of a Great Egg Race team in 1984, it was an all day recording session at Pebble Mill Studios and Prof. Wolff happily spent the day chatting, not only about himself but also asking about us and our teams.

We were fortunate enough to win that day and my giant egg cup has pride of place on the shelf above my monitors.

R.I.P. professor.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on December 19, 2017, 07:28:09 AM
BBC News:  HMS Queen Elizabeth:  Leak found.  Prop shaft seal.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42406138 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42406138)
Title: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: mrsgoggins on December 19, 2017, 08:11:04 AM
So she has a dribble from a prop shaft seal, nothing unusual to a Mayhemer. Perhaps Martin should give the MOD a link to this site. I suspect the hype in The Sun will bring the readers out in droves to watch her sink.
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: TailUK on December 19, 2017, 09:03:42 AM
It made me smile too.  200 litres an hour is less than a bath full, the real problem would be if her bilge pumps couldn't handle that amount. 
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: McGherkin on December 19, 2017, 10:23:26 AM
It made me smile too.  200 litres an hour is less than a bath full, the real problem would be if her bilge pumps couldn't handle that amount.


Yeah, this. It’s a complete non-issue.


However we do have a thread for QE already  ok2
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: meechingman on December 19, 2017, 01:57:45 PM
Just imagine the dribble coming out of a tap if you wanted to fill the bath in an hour. One matelot with a bucket could empty that bath in a couple of minutes!


As has been said, that's why ships have bilge pumps!


Total non-story.
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: bfgstew on December 19, 2017, 02:08:38 PM
This is what I hate about journalists. They sensationalise anything to make a headline, especially if it is about defense and spending 3 odd billion quid on what they see as a white elephant. Let's see what happens if something kicks off and we need to defend ourselves and we had no way of doing it......they will be the first lot waving the white flag or bemoaning the state of our armed forces.
FFS.........we need someone in power that will stand up to these pandering bufoons, really gets my goat up.


Anywho, small dribble on a seal........am sure this is normal and sure that the incredible skill of the engine room boys can sort it. They are not the best in the world for nothing.
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Shipmate60 on December 19, 2017, 06:14:12 PM
From the info locally she will need a docking to reset the inflatable seal.
Isn't that what trials are for?


Bob
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: rnli12 on December 19, 2017, 07:07:39 PM
It can be done underwater if the damage isn't to bad.
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: McGherkin on December 19, 2017, 07:24:32 PM
It can be done underwater if the damage isn't to bad.


It’s very impressive to see a habitat built around the shaft and the seals replaced in situ. I did have a video somewhere, but I lost it.
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: dreadnought72 on December 20, 2017, 07:00:35 PM
I heard, from a 'different' source that the leak is the result of a shaft 15mm out of perfect alignment.


Andy
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: derekwarner on December 21, 2017, 01:37:03 AM
Andy...without being cynical, this 15mm shaft axis out of wack sounds like 'Pub talk'  {-).....in this day and age, digital laser alignment is the norm....[even for British built vessels].........

The HMS Queen Elizabeth QA build records on such matters would have been signed off by a number of Builder Certified and Registered professional Engineers. Such alignment checks during Certification would also have been physically witnessed by RN Engineers   

Shaft seal leakage on sizable vessels 10,000 to 100,000 tonne displacement is not an uncommon occurrence.....just ask any sea going ships Engineer....remember, it was only a $20.00 o-ring that created the catastrophic failure of the US Challenger Space Shuttle

Derek
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: rnli12 on December 21, 2017, 06:09:33 AM
Failed due to the weather........outside design parameters for the O seal
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: TailUK on December 21, 2017, 08:36:39 AM
I don't know but surely a 15mm misalignment on a shaft that big and it's liable the shake it's self to bits, isn't?
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: derekwarner on December 21, 2017, 11:46:03 AM
Wouldn't it be good to hear some sensible news reports on this vessel....[apart from 'Pub talk']  >>:-(  .........Derek
Title: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Post by: Baldrick on December 21, 2017, 12:47:19 PM
Wouldn't it be good to hear some sensible news reports on this vessel....[apart from 'Pub talk']  >>:-(  .........Derek


 Best Bet     [size=1005]hms-queen-elizabeth-a-large-and-convenient-media-target (http://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/hms-queen-elizabeth-a-large-and-convenient-media-target/)[/size]
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on December 21, 2017, 01:11:51 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2014/oct/20/only-remaining-ship-from-first-world-war-gallipoli-landing-opened-to-public (https://www.theguardian.com/news/2014/oct/20/only-remaining-ship-from-first-world-war-gallipoli-landing-opened-to-public)
HMS M.33, a monitor ship, Gallipoli ship to be opened to the public in Portsmouth next year. Thanks to lottery funds.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 21, 2017, 01:20:10 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2014/oct/20/only-remaining-ship-from-first-world-war-gallipoli-landing-opened-to-public (https://www.theguardian.com/news/2014/oct/20/only-remaining-ship-from-first-world-war-gallipoli-landing-opened-to-public)
HMS M.33, a monitor ship, Gallipoli ship to be opened to the public in Portsmouth next year. Thanks to lottery funds.


?
Says its been open to the Public since Summer 2016


https://www.nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-projects/monitor-hms-m33
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 21, 2017, 02:13:16 PM
It has indeed and I have been aboard twice! I wrote an article for Model Boats.

Colin



Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on December 21, 2017, 04:14:50 PM

?
Says its been open to the Public since Summer 2016


https://www.nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-projects/monitor-hms-m33 (https://www.nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-projects/monitor-hms-m33)
   




Yes your absolutely correct. Looking at the Guardian article, it says that the article is 3 years old. I am not sure why it on the main page of the website.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: rnli12 on December 21, 2017, 05:11:23 PM
Always interesting why the Navy gets bad publicity, I take the rest of the armed forces are in perfect operational condition  >>:-(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 21, 2017, 05:59:35 PM






Yes your absolutely correct. Looking at the Guardian article, it says that the article is 3 years old. I am not sure why it on the main page of the website.


But still iinteresting..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on December 22, 2017, 02:18:47 AM
Thanks Baldrick......this is I consider to appear as a factual report...it also exposes the Journalistic bias  <*< against the RN  ...... Derek
 

extract from http://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/hms-queen-elizabeth-a-large-and-convenient-media-target/

"By midday, the BBC website and more serious news outlets were leading on this story and the general public, having been continuously drip-fed negative news on HMS Queen Elizabeth might be forgiven for thinking we have a leaky aircraft carrier with no aircraft. Journalists insist this routine occurrence is a big “story” and doubtless, their editors are very happy with them. It is a story because they have made it so, taking a small fact out of context and magnifying its significance is how one of the less reputable aspects of journalism works. There are several very good defence journalists who have been helpful to the navy’s cause, particularly in the recent current defence funding crisis, but in this instance, the media is making something out of nothing and misleading the public"
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Jerry C on December 22, 2017, 07:47:45 AM
We need Desmond Wettern, late defence correspondent for the Telegraph. I shared a cabin with him on exercise in a minesweeper many years ago in another life. A really genuine, knowledgeable
and respected news man.
Jerry.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on December 23, 2017, 10:34:11 AM
Just when I thought the Instagram/Twitter/Facebook generation couldn't get any more self-absorbed and crass, here's a snippet from the Beeb's website. You couldn't make it up...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42415394 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42415394)

DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: dougal99 on December 23, 2017, 12:11:23 PM
Stop the planet I want to get off.  <:( <:( <:( <:( <:( <:( <:( <:( <:(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jaymac on December 23, 2017, 12:39:20 PM
Now I understand the expression ''So far up one's self''  :((
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 23, 2017, 12:40:38 PM
 
Don't  know if  that's  more sad, worrying or scary!!


 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Hellboy Paul on December 23, 2017, 01:16:08 PM
Just read the article & this quote had me in stitches.... Do they mean what I think!!! %% %%


[size=1rem]"The ceremonies are usually very cathartic and all about self-love," Ms Penabaz says."[/size][/color]
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Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on December 23, 2017, 01:18:41 PM


I hereby take myself as my lawfully wedded ?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on December 23, 2017, 01:34:47 PM
I want  divorce {:-{
No consummation <*<


Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 23, 2017, 02:22:38 PM
I thought DiY was still quite popular....
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: bfgstew on December 23, 2017, 02:43:49 PM
I thought DiY was still quite popular....


Now that is funny........... {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on December 23, 2017, 02:51:59 PM
Just read the article & this quote had me in stitches.... Do they mean what I think!!! %% %%


[size=1rem]"The ceremonies are usually very cathartic and all about self-love," Ms Penabaz says."[/size][/color]


The article does go on to say that the ceremony "can be a simple ritual in one's bedroom.......".   %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 23, 2017, 03:14:29 PM
And then you can't see afterwards to find the door....
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 29, 2017, 11:08:10 AM
 
RIP - 2017 BBC:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/notable_deaths_2017
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on December 29, 2017, 12:04:58 PM
Sad to learn that the fine comedy actor Tony Haygarth has died. His turn as the boorish, sexist slob PC Wilmott in "Rosie" always had me in stitches. His unrequited love for the willing but lumpish PC Brenda Whatmough was one of Roy Clarke's funniest running gags.....
"She's fighting it, Rosie - I think she's fighting it!"
"I think she's winning, Wilmott".
We accept them in comic fiction, because we can look at them and laugh and pretend that because they’re extremes, they don’t represent us, but we are all of us men in the Wilmots of this world, and Tony Haygarth one was one the best Wilmots there ever was.
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on December 29, 2017, 01:58:34 PM
Kinvig's dead?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on December 29, 2017, 02:36:37 PM
Kinvig's dead?
'Fraid so, although I never saw that series.
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 31, 2017, 10:41:53 AM

RIP - 2017 BBC:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/notable_deaths_2017

BBC: In memoriam: Entertainment and arts figures we lost in 2017  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42101135

I didn't know we had lost John Hurt too?!    :((
Title: Parasites
Post by: petermun on January 03, 2018, 05:24:47 PM
I see on the news that they have found parasites in the Houses of Parliament!  No comment.  Pete
Title: Re: Parasites
Post by: malcolmfrary on January 04, 2018, 09:20:11 AM
I see on the news that they have found parasites in the Houses of Parliament!  No comment.  Pete
I believe that they found bed bugs on the upholstery as well.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jaymac on January 04, 2018, 12:48:51 PM
I thought  ''Dung Beetles'' would flourish there best
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 09, 2018, 03:13:55 AM

I'm right out of sorts at the moment.... flu jab next year!

BBC:  What is 'Aussie' flu and should we be worried?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42602394

(https://s4.thcdn.com/productimg/0/600/600/98/10617698-1341853097-790250.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on January 21, 2018, 08:00:45 AM
On BBC News. 13 foot HMS Ark Royal finally completed after almost 25 years,  To be at London Model Engineering Show at Alexandra Palace.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cornwall-42750033/ark-royal-model-started-in-1992-is-ready (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cornwall-42750033/ark-royal-model-started-in-1992-is-ready)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on January 23, 2018, 01:41:14 PM
On BBC News:   Tinky Winky (Simon Shelton) dies age 52.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42788001 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42788001)

So sad, one of the main characters in what was undoubtedly the most intellectually challenging TV programmes of all time. 

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on January 23, 2018, 02:59:29 PM
They will be digging at the green mound for a resting  place.
RIP Simon
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: inertia on January 26, 2018, 12:29:54 AM
At last!! A heart-warming good news story without a pet in it! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-42778554 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-42778554)
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TailUK on March 06, 2018, 09:06:15 AM
USS Lexington has been located 2 miles down in the Coral Sea (I won't say found as they knew about where she was all time) The "Lady Lex" was one of those iconic warship of that era.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-43296489
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on March 06, 2018, 09:25:55 PM
The Lexington has been touted as the ship that saved Australia during WW2, due to her part in the Battle of the Coral Sea. She's laying in about 3000 metres of water approximately 800 kilometres off the north Queensland coast. The underwater video taken by the team who located her shows the ship and some of her aircraft in a remarkable state of preservation, with very little marine growth. The markings on the aircraft shown in the video are as clear as if it had just been sunk. It's quite remarkable after nearly 76 years under water.


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: ballastanksian on March 06, 2018, 09:29:53 PM
I saw an image of her aircraft while logging onto my emails and thought then that it looked in good nick.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 23, 2018, 10:50:17 AM

BBC:
  Isambard Kingdom Brunel: The engineering giant with 'short man syndrome'
 
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-43323013


(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/3090/production/_100323421_hi044158459.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Liverbudgie on March 23, 2018, 02:40:43 PM
Type 45's to be refitted at Birkenhead. Hooray! plenty of piccie opportunities one hopes.

https://www.baesystems.com/en/article/bae-systems--cammell-laird-and-bmt-team-up-to-deliver-additional-type-45-power-generation#

Lairds must be the "Blue eyed boys" once again, see that they are the prime contractors for the type 26's as well.

LB
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 23, 2018, 03:01:32 PM
Some interesting background here:

https://www.rina.org.uk/Type_45_to_get_third_diesel_generator_to_overcome_problems.html

and here:

http://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/putting-the-type-45-propulsion-problems-in-perspective/

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Jonty on March 31, 2018, 11:11:50 PM
Salvage in Trincomalee:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-43607838

I once visited Trinco - but only once.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on March 31, 2018, 11:21:43 PM
 {:-{ :(( %%
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on March 31, 2018, 11:24:35 PM

Salvage in Trincomalee:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-43607838 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-43607838)

I once visited Trinco - but only once.


not being cynical.............but can't see the point really.............many ships were lost during the conflict and to history, she wasn't any more special than other similar merchant vessels so why this one. {:-{
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BrianB6 on April 01, 2018, 06:29:40 AM
Probably more to get rid of the obstruction now that it has rusted so much.
"Prior to the ship's refloat, the damaged sunken vessel was used as a pier for other naval ships in the harbour"  (BBC)
Might have been an exercise for the removal team.
Cannot see it being restored or put on display.

From our ABC
"In September 2017 Sri Lanka's navy was tasked with refloating the wreck — which was submerged more than 10 metres underwater — to make room for expanding berthing facilities in the harbour.

The Eastern Naval Command unit carried out the task by strengthening the ship's internal framework and building an artificial side to "dewater" the ship and recover lost buoyancy."
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on April 01, 2018, 08:23:42 AM
That's a huge chunk of pre-nuclear steel - worth a fortune in scrap.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on April 01, 2018, 08:33:09 AM
My information is that it is the pre nuclear steel i.e. sunken WW2 ships that is valued.  When calibrating modern medical equipment like MRI scanners then this kind of un radiated metal is needed to set up the equipment.
regards Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BFSMP on April 02, 2018, 12:38:38 AM

ahh, I had read about that some years ago regarding the salvaging of the scuttled ships of Scapa Flow, and being of pre nuclear era, but didn't put 2 and 2 together and even think about that explanation.


Can understand now the reasons for her salvage.


Jim.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 12, 2018, 01:44:37 PM

BBC:
Nancy Glen fishing boat recovered from Loch Fyne - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-43738078
 
 
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/12950/production/_100821167_nancy2.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on April 12, 2018, 02:42:41 PM
Top marks to the Scottish Government
Ministers who gave the go-ahead.
It will at least give the families closure
on the tragedy.
Can't imagine the English lot paying for
similar incidents.
Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on April 12, 2018, 06:09:10 PM

Can't imagine the English lot paying for
similar incidents.
Ned
to busy posturing and sword rattling about something that doesn't concern this country to spend money on home issues.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on April 12, 2018, 06:25:23 PM

god bless those guys and may they rest in eternal peace....... <:(

the real price of fish!!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 23, 2018, 04:30:24 AM

BBC:
  First Titanic menu fetches £100k at auction  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-43852127

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/048D/production/_100856110_titanic_menu_rare.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on April 23, 2018, 07:53:53 AM
Hi all, apparently this menu was the first meal ever served on the Titanic, if you note the date she was on one day of sea trials before taking on passengers.  The meal must have been served to the crew, or at least the officers.
 One of the items on the menu, Bovin potatoes  has made a few people wonder what it was. 
Feel sorry for the golden plover though, currently under threat from changes of land use and now has Titanic partly tp blame for its' demise!
regards Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on April 23, 2018, 07:59:36 AM
Hi, done a bit more research and Bovin (as in  bovine, beef etc.) may well have been poatoes boiled in water with bovril in it. I don't think I shall bother with that one!
Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Hellboy Paul on April 23, 2018, 09:33:22 AM
Hi, done a bit more research and Bovin (as in  bovine, beef etc.) may well have been poatoes boiled in water with bovril in it. I don't think I shall bother with that one!
Roy


Or possibly roast potatoes cooked in beef dripping ummmmm yummy, reminds me of my gran's roast dinners...
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on April 23, 2018, 09:48:17 AM
Sorry Paul I think boiled, otherwise they are called roast potatoes! 
I agree with your obvious pleasure though, I find a light boiling ot of the spuds and then a shake to get them fluffy and then roast, my family love them.  I recently did this in Oz so the secret is out.

regards Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 23, 2018, 10:27:45 AM
 
Bovin potatoes, a couple of discussions:

https://forums.egullet.org/topic/107852-potatoes-aboard-the-titanic/

https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/community/threads/meals-on-board.4905/

 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Subculture on April 23, 2018, 07:43:01 PM
Beats McDonalds!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on April 24, 2018, 11:14:11 PM
Beats McDonalds!


Anything beats McDonalds {-)


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on May 14, 2018, 06:51:27 AM
BBC News:  Britain's 7th Astute Class submarine to be named HMS Agincourt.
Does the R.N. follow Mayhem?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44102308 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44102308)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 19, 2018, 06:30:56 PM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: dougal99 on May 19, 2018, 08:39:45 PM
MARTIN!!! I've spent all day avoiding this twaddle and you put it up here. I'm off!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Stavros on May 19, 2018, 08:45:47 PM
DISGUSTING WASTE OF TAX PAYERS MONEY................ >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(


Dave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on May 19, 2018, 09:00:44 PM
Sorry Dave but I think you are way off beam there see: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,60803.msg641125.html#new
The likelihood is that the UK taxpayer will end up with a substantial profit from the event overall. You need to look at the bigger picture.
Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 19, 2018, 09:28:56 PM
 
Sorry Dave, I just wanted to see who would flinch first!


    .... Thanks Doug, lost a £iver to Klunk now!  {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on May 19, 2018, 09:33:36 PM
You mean the Disneyfying of Ye Olde England for tourists ? >:-o   Nip it in the bud  Sir Martin before we go political (sp.?)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on May 19, 2018, 09:45:54 PM
Hi, I think tourism is our biggest source of income.  It is just 10 % GDP for manufacturing, (U,S, is only 11%) Then there is money laundering, sorry banking and on downwards.
I am afraid we are here to be stared at, have you watched the programme running at this time on Heathrow?
regrds Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on May 19, 2018, 09:50:57 PM
Its nothing to do with politics - its all about money. An event like this is a massive tourist attraction with an ongoing knock on effect in tems of attracting visitors to the UK. As UK citizens we all benefit from that.
I know a lot of people may have turned up their noses and refused to watch it on principle but that was rather silly really as it was certainly worth watching as a spectacle and the American pastor was quite entertaining although I doubt if he will be invited back.
You don't have to believe in all this stuff to acknowledge that it was a big plus for the UK overall and is likely to bring us significant financial benefits. Plus most of the ladies in the UK will have really enjoyed it, I bought mine a box of chocs to enhance the experience. Fortunately there are still some left.
Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 19, 2018, 09:54:09 PM

Roads were quiet  :}


Great day they had to have a Wedding...


Best of British pageantry..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: gingyer on May 19, 2018, 11:59:45 PM
I personally didn’t watch it...
But I did see some of the news coverage and could not believe
How it is playing across in the US, there were organised parties and events to watch the wedding.


Regardless of personal feelings with the pros and cons it will for sure put the uk in a good light
Across the globe for those who saw it.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on May 20, 2018, 07:46:30 AM
I wasn't going to watch it, but ended up doing so - it was either that or sit by myself in another room %) . I quite enjoyed it actually, although the American pastor was somewhat OTT, but typical southern evangelist and, as Colin said, entertaining. I am an unashamed Royalist, even though I'm 4th generation Aussie, I believe that the current system gives stability. I also love the pageantry and the history behind it; it was spectacular, made even more so by the glorious weather. We have been to Windsor and its castle a couple of times, which made it even more meaningful to us. It was certainly a much different event to any of the other Royal weddings I have watched on TV.


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on May 20, 2018, 08:21:22 AM

Regardless of personal feelings with the pros and cons it will for sure put the uk in a good light
Across the globe for those who saw it.
 


Yes, it is was nice to see a story coming out of the UK that was not gloomy, or overcast.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on May 20, 2018, 08:28:02 AM
Ref the Bovin potatoes.


Potatoes cooked in stock are still on a lot of menus today, going under the name of fondant potatoes. No reason why the stock could not be beef stock or even Bovril.
Saute potatoes can also be boiled before a quick fry to brown the outside. Frying in beef dripping also makes sense, especially at that point in history.
No reason not to combine the two.
The use of 'Franglaise' on menus also makes sense.


Someone also mentioned that this menu was during the last day of sea trials. Maybe a lot of owners were on board for the final shake down, hence the 1st class menu. It might also have been treated as a dress rehearsal with guest VIPs, and a shake down for the kitchens. Just a couple of thoughts.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 20, 2018, 09:46:51 AM
I did like the Rolls that Megan arrived in, proper old school good looking car..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on May 20, 2018, 06:12:13 PM
I did like the Rolls that Megan arrived in, proper old school good looking car..
 


Yes indeed, and I liked how it bowled down the avenue.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on May 20, 2018, 10:18:53 PM
Ref. the Bovin potatoes.  :P..I always include an OXO Brand Chicken Stock Cube.....[they are actually a rectangular prism/box type shape] when boiling  potatoes ....

This Brand actually has real chicken in the blend....yes [Chicken Fat 3.4% and Chicken Extract 2%.........]

Other Brands market their product as Chicken Style stock cubes but are OK for Vergins as they are meat and meat by-product free >>:-(......Derek

oh BTW....yes I thought the Wedding was spectacular ....

I am sure someone will enlighten me .....why Harrys Military Wings faced down, bur Wills Military Wings faced up  %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: kinmel on May 20, 2018, 10:38:26 PM
Harry attained his wings as an Army helicopter pilot, whilst William's attained his as a RAF helicopter pilot and ne'er the two be mistaken.

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jaymac on May 20, 2018, 10:42:25 PM
 When I asked oxo about beef in their cubes at the time of the foot and mouth outbreak early 2000 they said no problem there is no Beef?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jaymac on May 20, 2018, 11:05:11 PM
Unless its changed  you had to pass fixed wing before you could go Rotary at least in the army
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on May 20, 2018, 11:55:22 PM
Its nothing to do with politics - its all about money. An event like this is a massive tourist attraction with an ongoing knock on effect in tems of attracting visitors to the UK. As UK citizens we all benefit from that.
I know a lot of people may have turned up their noses and refused to watch it on principle but that was rather silly really as it was certainly worth watching as a spectacle and the American pastor was quite entertaining although I doubt if he will be invited back.
You don't have to believe in all this stuff to acknowledge that it was a big plus for the UK overall and is likely to bring us significant financial benefits. Plus most of the ladies in the UK will have really enjoyed it, I bought mine a box of chocs to enhance the experience. Fortunately there are still some left.
Colin



two words sum it up, Colin...….. National Pride...……..something GB has been lacking for a while...…….



I thought it was lovely...…..and the best part of it was watching Fergie's antics...……….i'm sure she'd been on the gin all morning before making her appearance...…...best part of the day {-) {-) {-) 


seriously though……….it was a great do, and probably a good shindig afterwards.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: gingyer on May 21, 2018, 03:30:41 PM
Unless its changed  you had to pass fixed wing before you could go Rotary at least in the army


both done elementary flying at RAFC Cranwell, but Harry was in the Army, Wills the RAF when they did it, hence
the different flying wings  :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Liverbudgie on May 21, 2018, 08:48:55 PM
I don't think it has been picked up yet by the National's or anybody else for that matter but, the E-Type is a one off special, at present, for it is electrically driven. It has a far better performance than a "proper" E-type the drawback however, is that it only has a range of 168 miles!

At least it is the same colour as my XJs convertible :-))

LB
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 21, 2018, 11:16:43 PM
I did like the Rolls that Megan arrived in, proper old school good looking car..

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p065ffm0/the-royal-wedding-prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-2-live-coverage 

Old Rolls Royce - 2:46:00

Faulty door?! -   2:59:35 ?!?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on May 22, 2018, 01:23:17 AM
I did like the Rolls that Megan arrived in, proper old school good looking car..



Phantom 1V 1950 - 1956...…………….I believe the one in the Queens' garage is a 1950 model with the 5.7 V8 engine in her.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Brian60 on May 22, 2018, 07:31:31 AM
COME BACK OLIVER ( Cromwell)All is forgiven, rid us of this blight that is sucking honest tax payers money from the country's coffers.
I've never been a monarchist and would be a parliamentarian if I lived 600 years ago. You are all grown men and are fawning over an event that would be considered fodder for the womens institute. What happened to discussing subjects closer to most mens interests?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jaymac on May 22, 2018, 08:42:23 AM
What happened to discussing subjects closer to most mens interests?

Like Marmite?  :((
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 22, 2018, 08:53:31 AM
COME BACK OLIVER ( Cromwell)All is forgiven, rid us of this blight that is sucking honest tax payers money from the country's coffers.
I've never been a monarchist and would be a parliamentarian if I lived 600 years ago. You are all grown men and are fawning over an event that would be considered fodder for the womens institute. What happened to discussing subjects closer to most mens interests?



Oliver Cromwell !!, You had your chance an you blew it, as soon as the DICTATOR was dead you brought back the Fantastic Monarchy and put Great back in Great Britain… 
 
And Yes marmite Rules UK..   :} :}


Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TailUK on May 22, 2018, 09:10:36 AM
Old Noll was not big on the things that interested men or women for that matter. He banned music in the streets, closed the pubs, he outlawed horse racing and BANNED Christmas (bah Humbug!) He made Mince pies illegal.  What kind of sad individual make Mince pies illegal?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 22, 2018, 09:39:46 AM
Old Noll was not big on the things that interested men or women for that matter. He banned music in the streets, closed the pubs, he outlawed horse racing and BANNED Christmas (bah Humbug!) He made Mince pies illegal.  What kind of sad individual make Mince pies illegal?


I believe Model boats were next on his list..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Arrow5 on May 22, 2018, 09:53:29 AM
At last the voice of reason {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on May 22, 2018, 10:01:27 AM
The word Monarchist suggests that there should be one person overall.  I suspect Olliver was jealous as he wanted to be the 'one'.  Then he caused a lot of trouble.  Like you are all going to do what I want you to do.  From what I have read of modern times once given 'the power' it is difficult to relinquish it. No names of course but look towards where the sun rises.

It is much easier to have a family with 'the job' whether they like it or not.  You can have a moan at what you don't like.  It is also a lot cheaper, no fighting etc.  Also you do not get incarcerated for having the wrong thoughts and people like us, more the enlightened I like to think, can get on in their own way with the things that matter.
 Sailing model boats in the park, and rather than talk about things (chattering masses) actually do something constructive and perhaps be a small source of entertainment where you actually have to have some talent.
regards Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on May 22, 2018, 10:26:24 AM
What happened to discussing subjects closer to most mens interests?

Like Marmite?  :((





Or Bovril  %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on May 22, 2018, 10:35:21 AM
I'll put a bomb into the pan now...………….I prefer MacDonald's ice-cream to those other whippys' and hard ice-cream…..and they're bigger and creamier...………...I'll get my coat now,  {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: GAZOU on May 22, 2018, 11:00:43 AM

Of course it countered old-fashioned but you come out guard  the memory of the traditions, in France we cannot make scenes of Noêl. it does not please the foreigners.

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 22, 2018, 12:35:59 PM


 Mail onLine: ... world's biggest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas


               http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-5694049/Inside-worlds-biggest-cruise-ship-Symphony-Seas.html



(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/05/10/4BD646EA00000578-0-image-a-11_1525513626997.jpg)

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: dougal99 on May 22, 2018, 01:01:53 PM
It would take a two week cruise to find your cabin  <*<   How many ports can accept that number of passengers on day trips?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on May 22, 2018, 04:26:28 PM
It would take a two week cruise to find your cabin  <*<   How many ports can accept that number of passengers on day trips?
 


Interesting point, when you read that this year the people of Venice wanted to ban the big cruise ships coming in, due to sheer weight of numbers of tourists.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on May 22, 2018, 11:17:34 PM
We were in Ketchikan, Alaska, last year. Its population is normally 8000 but there were four cruise ships in port, over 9000 passengers :o , but the town seemed to cope well. I suppose they are used to it, even depend on the cruise ships. It was the same in Seward, Alaska, which has a population of around 2700, and even Skagway, whose usual population is only 920.


The biggest drawback to the huge ships, as far as I can see, is that they are severely limited as to the ports they can actually dock at, as opposed to tendering passengers ashore, which can be very time consuming.


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on May 27, 2018, 05:26:16 PM

Ooops


Paddle Steamer Sinks.. No one on board,


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5774945/Paddle-steamer-boat-MV-Oliver-Cromwell-sinks-Irish-Sea-Holyhead.html
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on May 27, 2018, 05:44:09 PM
Ooops


Paddle Steamer Sinks.. No one on board,


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5774945/Paddle-steamer-boat-MV-Oliver-Cromwell-sinks-Irish-Sea-Holyhead.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5774945/Paddle-steamer-boat-MV-Oliver-Cromwell-sinks-Irish-Sea-Holyhead.html)



if that isn't an insurance scam, I don't know what is...…..



As a mod on RCMB pointed out.....the engine had been removed, and all the weight is therefore distributed in the stern, the paddle wheels, prop shaft, greater amount of top hamper on her at the stern...……..and if there were no crew on the boat and she was being towed under no rudder command [as clearly can be seen as she goes down, why were the RNLI called, and actually standing by, just in time to video her taking her last swan dive……very fortuitous I would say.

In the report it said the vessel was well prepared for the tow, but the way all those wooden window covers popped off as she disappeared, they may as well have covered the windows with plastic bags...…….prepared my backside...……..the only preparation was that they had a tow rope AND A CAMERA to capture in on film.


and I'll lay a tenner on the fact that the MCA  wasn't informed that they were attempting to tow her across the Irish sea...……..I'd be interested to know what they say, seeing as the company had removed engine and fuel tanks to avoid any pollution...……...a masterful amount of forethought......as though they were half expecting something like this to happen....


its actually laughable, but also interesting to know that she was of course insured for 0.27 of a mill...………


am I cynical or what.


Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on May 28, 2018, 10:02:08 AM

if that isn't an insurance scam, I don't know what is...…..



As a mod on RCMB pointed out.....the engine had been removed, and all the weight is therefore distributed in the stern, the paddle wheels, prop shaft, greater amount of top hamper on her at the stern...……..and if there were no crew on the boat and she was being towed under no rudder command [as clearly can be seen as she goes down, why were the RNLI called, and actually standing by, just in time to video her taking her last swan dive……very fortuitous I would say.

In the report it said the vessel was well prepared for the tow, but the way all those wooden window covers popped off as she disappeared, they may as well have covered the windows with plastic bags...…….prepared my backside...……..the only preparation was that they had a tow rope AND A CAMERA to capture in on film.


and I'll lay a tenner on the fact that the MCA  wasn't informed that they were attempting to tow her across the Irish sea...……..I'd be interested to know what they say, seeing as the company had removed engine and fuel tanks to avoid any pollution...……...a masterful amount of forethought......as though they were half expecting something like this to happen....


its actually laughable, but also interesting to know that she was of course insured for 0.27 of a mill...………


am I cynical or what.
If it was heavy at the stern, why did it go down front end first?  My observations of sinking models shows that the heavy end loses freeboard first.  Camera? I expect that these days, cameras are obligatory, probably as a condition of insurance, and for an unusual job, as the basis for a future low cost Discovery Channel documentary.
Since the wooden panel that popped off was intended to keep water out and not air pressure in, it coming off due to force from the inside should not be a big surprise.
Anyway, calling it a paddle steamer is probably pushing it a bit - it was probably, when it had an engine, a screw driven diesel barge, but with a dummy paddle wheel bolted to the stern.  Quite probably, the towing strains on an almost 100 year old hull were too much for it.
Very likely, whoever decided to bolt a heavy lump of iron to the stern, build a cafe on top and then tow it from a nice sheltered berth in Gloucester and across the Irish sea without ensuring that a hull that old that was designed as a canal boat might have some explaining to do.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on May 28, 2018, 10:50:42 AM
If it was heavy at the stern, why did it go down front end first? 





my cynical mind would say it was weighted at the bow,...…………..but then i'm just cynical.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on May 28, 2018, 10:54:48 AM
Doesn't it rather depend on where the water was entering the hull?
Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Tug Fanatic on May 28, 2018, 12:21:05 PM
Or where there was a watertight compartment / tank holding air.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on May 28, 2018, 03:03:47 PM



my cynical mind would say it was weighted at the bow,...…………..but then i'm just cynical.
Cynical means that you don't care - skeptical is the one that implies disbelief.  The two often get swapped.
The Mail Online (benchmark of unbiased accuracy) article says that the owners spent almost the insured amount on modifying the boat for its new job as a static waterside cafe, so probably not a profitable fraud.  Remembering the sight of a booze cruiser in Paphos harbour a few years ago (Nov '06 from the datestamp), these jobs are not always done with as much competence as might be expected.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on May 28, 2018, 11:47:21 PM
Cynical means that you don't care - skeptical is the one that implies disbelief.  The two often get swapped.


According to the Collins English Dictionary if you are cynical about something you do not believe that it can be successful, or that the people involved are honest,


Some synonyms are, unbelieving, disillusioned, sceptical, (with a c) or pessimistic. Skeptical, with a k, is an American aberration %)


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on May 30, 2018, 09:21:13 AM
Or where there was a watertight compartment / tank holding air.



unless added at a later date, which would inhibit movement around an "afloat café/restaurant" there are no w/t bulkheads or divisions in an old Dutch barge...…...I used to moor my narrow boat next space to a guy who owned one on the Leeds Liverpool canal and used to go on board often for a G n T...…….the headroom on these vessels is [ like on my narrow boat] because the floor of the boat is almost at keel level but for a space between the bottom plates and a space for 4" slabs of concrete which act as ballast...…...any floors above the normal roof level just add to instability when on open water unless the original floor [which is approximately about 2' below water level on the outside of the boat] is also raised and extra ballast is put in...…………...however these concrete blocks are free other than sitting between cross beams normally, so if extra ballast had been added they would have needed extra cross beams to stop them from sliding under a possibly raised floor...…….thus adding to gross weight and loss of freeboard..……...if these beams had not been added, then the concrete slabs would have been most definitely able to slide around thus adding to instability...……….if not a scam...……….a very foolish venture...…...or even "adventure".
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 31, 2018, 10:51:44 PM

BBC:
Sailor stranded on ship at Great Yarmouth for 15 months  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-44320638



(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/11992/production/_101828027_captainnikeshrastogi.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Brian60 on June 01, 2018, 03:03:54 PM
I've mentioned the Malaviyya company and its crews a few times Martin, there were two ships originally impounded,one in Yarmouth the other in Aberdeen. I didn't know there was a UK crewman though - I thought they were all Indian.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Tug Fanatic on June 01, 2018, 03:49:41 PM
I've mentioned the Malaviyya company and its crews a few times Martin, there were two ships originally impounded,one in Yarmouth the other in Aberdeen. I didn't know there was a UK crewman though - I thought they were all Indian.



Is there a UK crewman? If there is I think more would have been made of it locally where it is in the paper every few weeks. Local reports talk about Indian crewmen.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: bfgstew on June 12, 2018, 11:26:47 PM
Just read this story......incedible skills.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5834277/Man-spent-70-years-used-MILLION-matchsticks-create-484-Royal-Navy-warships.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5834277/Man-spent-70-years-used-MILLION-matchsticks-create-484-Royal-Navy-warships.html)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 13, 2018, 12:18:02 AM

Yes, amazing modeller!


http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,35172.msg349772.html#msg349772

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,44447.msg449396.html#msg449396



Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 05, 2018, 09:40:50 AM
 
BBC:  MEPs to vote on controversial [internet] copyright law -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44712475


What are they voting for?

The Copyright Directive is intended to bring rules around content in line with the digital age.

The two most controversial parts of it are Article 11 and Article 13.

The first of these is intended to provide fair remuneration for publishers and prevent online content-sharing platforms and news aggregators sharing links without paying for them. But it has been called the "link tax" by opponents and raised questions about who will have to pay and how much.

Article 13 puts more onus on websites to enforce copyright laws and could mean that any online platform that allows users to post text, images, sounds or code will need a way to assess and filter content.   :((
 
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tonyH on July 05, 2018, 10:04:31 AM
Hells bells.

Unintentional consequences or do they just have no contact with reality?
 >>:-(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on July 05, 2018, 10:29:35 AM
So isn't Google just a whole lot of other people's links?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: C-3PO on July 05, 2018, 10:51:20 AM
Google is more than just a whole lot of others people's links...

Google bots spider and "copy" whole pages from websites ( in fact whole websites most of the time) and store them on Google servers

Type in "Model Boating Dying" in Google and then click the Green arrow "cached"  and you will see a copy of what Google copied and stored on their server


(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/07/05/Google.png)



and this is the "cached" copy - look at the url address - it's on Google's server not Mayhem


(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/07/05/Google-2.png)

and here is another example with a copied image

Google "Mayhem at Wicksteed" and this is just one of the "cached" copied pages



(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/07/05/Google3.png)

C-3PO
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Liverbudgie on July 05, 2018, 11:21:12 AM
https://twitter.com/CammellLaird?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1014542889144242177&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.shipais.co.uk%2Findex.php%3Fapp%3Dcore%26module%3Dsystem%26controller%3Dembed%26url%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FCammellLaird%2Fstatus%2F1014542889144242177%3Fs%3D19

LB
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Tug Fanatic on July 05, 2018, 01:33:20 PM

Breathe again - at least until September


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44712475

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Brian60 on July 06, 2018, 06:42:02 PM
Breathe again - at least until September


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44712475 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44712475)
Too  right! Article 13 would be the death of many sites such as this. Can you imagine  any photo, pic or even words that many users post to illustrate their position would need to be vetted by this website before being allowed. This would mean NO photos from round the local pond,no video from youtube, baiscally nothing allowed unless you personally had taken the subject matter. The only way to stay safe would be to ban all material from being posted - not a good situation.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 07, 2018, 05:06:22 PM

Sweden 0 - 2 England

                                             Well that's a surprise!   :o
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on July 07, 2018, 11:06:37 PM

Sweden 0 - 2 England
                                             Well that's a surprise!   :o


Not to me, Gareth Southgate has got his squad believing in themselves so England supporters can dare to hope. It seems that the pendulum of world football football has swung back to Europe, no South American teams left and Brazil has lost its mantle of invincibility. Belgium is the dark horse, but I boldly predict a France v England final, with my heart saying England, but my head saying France. However, I've been wrong before......frequently :embarrassed:


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on July 18, 2018, 04:56:45 PM
It is not just model submarines that can run into problems with displacement calculations.

Spains latest S80 Plus sub was built 100 tons overweight due to a calculation error.
Lengthened by 10M to correct the problem, it is now too long to fit into its dock, which is having to be lengthened to accommodate the larger hull.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44871788 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44871788)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on July 18, 2018, 05:03:43 PM
It is not just model submarines that can run into problems with displacement calculations.

Spains latest S80 Plus sub was built 100 tons overweight due to a calculation error.
Lengthened by 10M to correct the problem, it is now too long to fit into its dock, which is having to be lengthened to accommodate the larger hull.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44871788 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44871788)

There's a Discovery program called Great Engineering Blunders that features these subs.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DavieTait on July 18, 2018, 05:51:55 PM
At £900m each now I'd think they are the most expensive non-Nuclear powered subs ever built , Germany's HDW built Type 212-A subs come in at around £500m each and at least work.....
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BrianB6 on July 19, 2018, 12:21:32 AM
The new Australian subs from France are estimated to cost up to A$3 billion about 1.7 billion pounds  <:(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: raflaunches on July 19, 2018, 02:12:18 AM
We just got a new jet aircraft and now they announce another one!!! :o
Looks like the love child of a Typhoon and a Lightning II! Impressive if it works and gets into service by 2035.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-44848294 (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-44848294)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 27, 2018, 10:22:22 AM

BBC: 
How does the 2018 heatwave compare to that of 1976? -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44943672

BBC:  How long will the heatwave last? And other questions  -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44934717
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on July 27, 2018, 07:07:27 PM
We just got a new jet aircraft and now they announce another one!!! :o
Looks like the love child of a Typhoon and a Lightning II! Impressive if it works and gets into service by 2035.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-44848294 (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/business-44848294)





just a mo...………...have they not copied this from Clint Eastwoods 1982 film FIREFOX...….spitting image, out of date before it gets off the ground,lol {-) {-) O0 ...……...it'll never fly...…...the ruskies will claim plagiarism, and theft of intellectual rights
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TailUK on July 27, 2018, 08:16:58 PM



just a mo...………...have they not copied this from Clint Eastwoods 1982 film FIREFOX...….spitting image, out of date before it gets off the ground,lol {-) {-) O0 ...……...it'll never fly...…...the ruskies will claim plagiarism, and theft of intellectual rights

The Firefox was damned ugly too. Can anyone else remember the days when Britain used to build the best and the most beautiful aeroplanes in the world? ...with the possible exception of the Fairey Gannet or the Shorts Skyvan


Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on July 27, 2018, 11:57:34 PM
Can anyone else remember the days when Britain used to build the best and the most beautiful aeroplanes in the world? ...with the possible exception of the Fairey Gannet or the Shorts Skyvan


I can, the De Havilland Comet jet liner and the Bristol Britannia turbo prop liner come to mind. Of course, there's the Spitfire, arguably the best looking aircraft ever built, as well as the Hawker Hunter and the Gloster Meteor. I didn't mind the look of the Gannet, but the Skyvan reminded me of a garden shed with wings.


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 04, 2018, 09:58:48 PM
 
BBC: - Donald Campbell's Bluebird hydroplane returns to water  -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-45068703


(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/14368/production/_102829728_bluebirdclose.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Tug Fanatic on August 08, 2018, 11:34:39 AM

BBC:
Sailor stranded on ship at Great Yarmouth for 15 months  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-44320638 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-44320638)



(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/11992/production/_101828027_captainnikeshrastogi.jpg)






It appears that the end is finally near & that he is going home after 18 months!:
http://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/news/captain-of-stranded-great-yarmouth-malaviya-to-go-home-1-5642453 (http://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/news/captain-of-stranded-great-yarmouth-malaviya-to-go-home-1-5642453)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 17, 2018, 08:03:39 PM

BBC: - Donald Campbell's Bluebird hydroplane returns to water  -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-45068703




Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on August 24, 2018, 09:37:38 AM
An interesting little documentary from the Beeb about The Queen Elizabeth carrier .
  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/UK_aircraft_carriers (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/UK_aircraft_carriers)


  One small item it mentions; In order to assuage the ships thirst, the Government have ordered four new fuelling tankers to service her, all to be built in South Korea.

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on August 24, 2018, 12:27:28 PM
Baldrick....that is an interesting video/doco on the QE Class British aircraft carriers

Worthy of posting on the QE thread here on MBM don't you think?

Derek ......
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on August 24, 2018, 11:18:43 PM

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ofLCciRtruE (https://www.youtube.com/embed/ofLCciRtruE)" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>




and oh how glorious wonderful and sine tingling it was to watch it first hand...……..just incredibly emotional.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BrianB6 on September 01, 2018, 03:15:35 AM
Anyone lost a very large model?  <:(
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45377707
Last seen in 2009!!!!  %%
Title: incredible fortune.
Post by: Neil on September 26, 2018, 11:30:06 PM

you have to read this…..




https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/24/indonesian-teenager-survives-49-days-adrift-at-sea-in-fishing-hut
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Taranis on October 21, 2018, 08:54:51 PM
A very sad anniversary today RIP. I was 8 yrs old 1966 today . I was not long back from a holiday at my Aunties in Tredegar
(https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/130/590x/secondary/aberfan-disaster-funeral-678228.jpg)







Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 21, 2018, 09:44:42 PM
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberfan_disaster
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Taranis on October 21, 2018, 09:46:50 PM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberfan_disaster (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberfan_disaster)



See the disgraceful plunder of the memorial fund to clear the spoils and not refunded for years after being disgraced
Title: Re: In the News !!! Russian carrier in dry dock that sinks
Post by: Baldrick on October 30, 2018, 04:26:43 PM
Russia's only and clapped out Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in dry dock for repairs when power cut causes dry dock to sink . Dry dock crane makes big hole in flight deck .At least one casualty.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46030113
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 19, 2018, 12:14:32 PM
 
CNN: US Navy sailor on board Norwegian frigate that sank after collision

       https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/18/europe/norway-frigate-sinking-us-sailor-scli-intl/index.html (https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/18/europe/norway-frigate-sinking-us-sailor-scli-intl/index.html)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 03, 2018, 11:56:31 AM

BBC:
  The ferry using Rolls-Royce technology that sails itself.

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-46350188/the-ferry-using-rolls-royce-technology-that-sails-itself




         
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: KitS on December 03, 2018, 04:07:19 PM
Quote

But would you want to travel on a ship without a captain or crew?


I'm surprised that it's even legal to do that! {:-{
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on December 03, 2018, 07:27:58 PM
When you read about stuff like this you can think "Possibly OK on a short trip in a slow boat in an enclosed space on nice flat water." 
But the same people seem to be thinking bigger.  I suspect that every one of them is an accountant, or possibly a marketing executive, who has never seen a ship, or the sea, and from the comfort of his boardroom is blissfully unaware of just how fast things can go wrong out there.
Title: in the news: WHY I LOVE DOGS
Post by: Neil on December 03, 2018, 09:24:01 PM

More than the human race at times...


they are incredibly loyal, trustworthy, give unconditional love...………..and have no conception of lies.


this photo says it all. <:( <:( <:(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on December 21, 2018, 10:21:51 AM
Hi all, the drones over Gatwick cold be anyone from a lonely lad in his bedroom through eco warriors to a foreign power.  I have been interested in the technology although do not have one myself.  But from what I have picked up, two drones, one slaved to the other with a net slung between them could go hunting for a drone.

I think trying to interfere with the frequency hopping mobile phone network is at best going to be disruptive to users but otherwise difficult.

Failing that,distroying the drone would not help a lot as it would be simple to put up another.  I believe the type has been identified.  However batteries do not last forever so someone must be replacing them which suggests there is more than one involved.  Both in people and drones.

It does show up the big gaps between what we are told about security and the real world.
Anyone else with thoughts on the issues this uncovers?
Regards
Roy


Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on December 21, 2018, 10:34:00 AM
My thoughts are that their are many methods of addressing the problem, just look on the web , some range from blocking the signal to using trained birds of prey (in Denmark) nets fired from a bazooka . My issue is with a hapless Government that has known and been warned of such a possible disruptive attack for years but has done nothing and made no contingency plans for such an event.
 It will probably transpire that the culprits are a local band of eco warriors who are against the current proposals to double the capacity of the airport despite having given assurances to local residents many times over the years that it would never happen
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TailUK on December 21, 2018, 10:38:38 AM
Hi all, the drones over Gatwick cold be anyone from a lonely lad in his bedroom through eco warriors to a foreign power.  I have been interested in the technology although do not have one myself.  But from what I have picked up, two drones, one slaved to the other with a net slung between them could go hunting for a drone.

I think trying to interfere with the frequency hopping mobile phone network is at best going to be disruptive to users but otherwise difficult.

Failing that,distroying the drone would not help a lot as it would be simple to put up another.  I believe the type has been identified.  However batteries do not last forever so someone must be replacing them which suggests there is more than one involved.  Both in people and drones.

It does show up the big gaps between what we are told about security and the real world.
Anyone else with thoughts on the issues this uncovers?
Regards
Roy

It makes me wonder if it was a demonstration with a view to trying extortion in the future,  "Pay me... or the drones come back!"  Apparently the cost to the airlines has been huge but the cost to ordinary travellers has been heart breaking.  The "Geo-fencing" idea hasn't worked as the Drone is obviously a custom item.  Bringing it down seems to be the only answer.  If they're worried about using a rifle they should try a shotgun, pellets don't go as far if you miss.  I've also seen film of them being brought down with high pressure fire hoses and those you might be able to find around an Airport.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TailUK on December 21, 2018, 10:43:52 AM
My thoughts are that their are many methods of addressing the problem, just look on the web , some range from blocking the signal to using trained birds of prey (in Denmark) nets fired from a bazooka . My issue is with a hapless Government that has known and been warned of such a possible disruptive attack for years but has done nothing and made no contingency plans for such an event.
 It will probably transpire that the culprits are a local band of eco warriors who are against the current proposals to double the capacity of the airport despite having given assurances to local residents many times over the years that it would never happen

There's already been a quote from the local noise abatement people.  These are the people who buy a house next to the busiest single runway airport in the world and then complain about the noise.  The statement basically said "isn't nice and quiet for a change!"  I'll bet they wouldn't say it to the lady who had to take her kids home rather than Lapland to see Father Christmas. 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on December 21, 2018, 10:48:44 AM
I would have thought the high pressure hose had a more limted range.  I agree rifle shooting is best avoided.  A rifle bullet spins at 20,000 rpm and even when spent and maybe travelling at 50 mph can still have fatal consequences.
Perhaps there is a mobile laser device?  It might heat up the electronics.  I saw someone with a rather strange gun device.
The military must have something they could use, after all enough money is spent on them.
I await the outcome.
regards  Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on December 21, 2018, 10:50:41 AM
There's already been a quote from the local noise abatement people.  These are the people who buy a house next to the busiest single runway airport in the world and then complain about the noise.  The statement basically said "isn't nice and quiet for a change!"  I'll bet they wouldn't say it to the lady who had to take her kids home rather than Lapland to see Father Christmas.



     The current row is that they want to convert it to a two runway airport by upgrading the present smaller emergency and taxi way strip doubling the capacity of the airport. Something they have many times assured local residents they would never do.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on December 21, 2018, 10:51:38 AM
Having no flights for 30 odd hours makes me think someone is also monitoring air quality without aircraft flying. now that could become a new issue.
regards
 Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 21, 2018, 10:59:24 AM
Quote
The current row is that they want to convert it to a two runway airport by upgrading the present smaller emergency and taxi way strip doubling the capacity of the airport. Something they have many times assured local residents they would never do.
Quote

It was never stated that a second runway would never be built. The 1979 agreement was that no new runway would be built before 2019. Using the taxiway could be a better solution than building an entirely new runway outside the present site and vastly increasing the noise footprint.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on December 21, 2018, 11:27:42 AM
***We are straying into politics here gents.
Please avoid this.***
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 21, 2018, 11:45:55 AM
Just stating a fact TT. There was an agreement which lapses next year. There are discussions going on as to what happens next. I think the airport regards the taxiway conversion as a compromise solution for further expansion. The public debate will continue.
There is the other issue that increasing capacity at Gatwick will take the pressure off Heathrow to some extent.
I don't think there are many people on here who would be particularly partisan about such issues, only relatively few of us live anywhere nearby and I'm 25 miles away.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TailUK on December 21, 2018, 11:52:47 AM
***We are straying into politics here gents.
Please avoid this.***

I really don't care about the perpetrator's motivation or causes.  They have wilfully messed with innocent people's lives and possibly endangered hundreds more.  Who ever it is and why ever they did it, they need to be hung up by their thumbs.  There was a little lad on the telly who was trying not to cry and saying that he could go and see Santa Claus, next year instead.  I don't know how the scumbag responsible for this can sleep at night.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: justboatonic on December 21, 2018, 12:06:13 PM
The damage this will do to legitimate RC flying in the UK both by the public perception and potentially stronger legal means is very worrying. BMFA has argued very strongly against the European proposals to legislate model flying and drones. Someone, whatever their beliefs, has cast a huge shadow over all the innocent RC flyers.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on December 21, 2018, 12:24:25 PM
Now it is in the news money will be spent.  A bit similar to the 9/11 situation that left the President in his aircraft flying high but out of touch.  This was the birth or take off of wifi and the world wide phone coverage we have now.
Whether this will be for good or bad it is difficult to say.  There are always unexpected consequences.
regards
Roy

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 21, 2018, 12:28:52 PM
The basic problem is that something which was once simply a hobby has now spilled over into the commercial sector. Drones are now being seen as very useful in all sorts of legitimate ways but if that means that the airspace just above our heads is going to become very crowded with quite substantial flying objects then some form of regulation is inevitable and model flying cannot avoid getting mixed up with it as it shares the same environment.

And to add to TailUK's point about people affected by the Gatwick problem, there were passengers on TV who were going to miss their Father's funeral.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on December 21, 2018, 02:44:02 PM
When were Drones a hobby?
No kits or scratch builds.
Nowt but a toy apart from the
ones used by the police and
such.
Much wringing of hands over
the outcome for model flyers.
Most don't fly Drones because
Drones fly themselves and there is
no skill attached.
If the combined forces of the UK
cannot knock a toy out of the sky
I can't wait for missiles incoming.
Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 21, 2018, 03:02:53 PM
You misunderstood me Ned, my point was that drones have had an effect on traditional model flying - rather like when CB messed up model boaters on the 27 meg band although that went away after a while.

Yes, you could probably bring it down with a missile but over a populated area? What goes up tends to come down in many pieces and potentially painfully.


Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on December 21, 2018, 03:16:03 PM
Perhaps not a hobby but FPV racing is there.  I watched a rather desparate Cable TV prog with drone racing, it was not very good and I only stayed for 5 minutes.
They are useful though with surveying and of course searching.  Several Police forces have drones at £12K each that have replaced using helicopters and with infra red detection great for low light or night work.

They are more interesting when 16 (or more) of them are computer controlled making impossible high speed patterns.  See You Tube.
Many have a function that gets them back to 'base' at the press of a button, perhaps this could be activated after capturing control which I am sure is possible.

I was listening to Radio4 news and it was let slip that Heathrow has combat drones on site!
regards Roy


Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on December 21, 2018, 03:55:58 PM
If a destroyers radar can fry Aircraft electronics
As in last weeks discussion, why can't the services
Deploy summat the same?
Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on December 21, 2018, 04:00:15 PM
Quote . Chris Grayling .


Asked if the military capability included lasers, drone-catching nets and radio-wave fences, the minister  said only: "There are new technologies that are now available, some purely in the military arena, some beginning to appear on the commercial market, that are able to take action against drones."
Grayling said his department was now talking to other U.K. airports to ensure flights could operate safely.
"Heathrow is one that has got one of the newest generation systems in place that may make a difference. We’re talking to Heathrow about any additional measures that may be necessary, but I’m not going to share those publicly," he said.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 21, 2018, 04:01:01 PM
They have, but ours currently lacks the laser beam. It's called Drone Dome.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6519211/The-2-6m-Israeli-Drone-Dome-Army-used-defeat-Gatwick-UAV.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6519211/The-2-6m-Israeli-Drone-Dome-Army-used-defeat-Gatwick-UAV.html)
Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Allnightin on December 21, 2018, 04:57:08 PM
There must be a combination of pellet size and charge that would make a shotgun reasonably effective with minimal risk to anyone as long as the gun is fired upwards.   Perhaps some of the local shooting clubs could be recruited to provide a response force??
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 21, 2018, 05:07:17 PM
That question has already been asked with the answer that shotguns simply do not have the necessary range to put enough pellets into the target at the height it is flying.
Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 21, 2018, 05:51:05 PM
Moron is at it again !! 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 21, 2018, 06:02:09 PM
Yes, it's dark now. Hopefully the new equipment in place will pay dividends.
Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on December 21, 2018, 06:05:24 PM
Hardly.. Gatters is shut again
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on December 21, 2018, 06:19:10 PM
I've been away and isolated from most of the news the last few days, but a few thoughts on the snippets of this that I ran across.  You get lots of time for thought while queueing to pass a broken truck halfway up the M6 roadworks just north of Stoke.
If it is battery powered, how big must its battery be?  It seems to have considerable duration.
Unless someone has actually invented perpetual motion, the thing must land to refuel/recharge.  At such times, it must be trackable, and its tender findable.  Or they are disposable items and there are lots of them.
I didn't hear any guesstimates about its size, or the altitude it was operating at.
When the word "drone" is used, the immediate assumption is a remote control quad (or more) copter being under radio control.  Fixed wing devices have better duration.  Why "must" it be RC?  I am quite sure that a combination of GPS and a pre programmed on-board control could have it take off from a location, fly to its assigned area and then stooge around.  Retrieving it undetected is a problem, but only if it needs to be retrieved.
Hopefully the perpetrator can be found and made to face individual civil actions from everybody whose Christmas he or she has messed up.  At the very leasy put them on Santas naughty list.
"2 new replies while typing..."
The new gear, whatever it is, can only be effective while the "drone" is operating, so hopefully it is now a target and can provide the start of a chain of evidence.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 21, 2018, 06:54:25 PM
There are reports that the drone type has been identified and that they (there are more than one) are heavy lift commercial type models costing serveral thousand pounds. The supposition is that the controllers may be operating from a van which is mobile. Obviously a lot of thought and expertise has gone into this by the perpetrators so the are not going to be easy to locate. There is speculation that the lift capability may have been used to extend the operational range of the drones by increasing battery capacity.


Hopefully the military grade gear now deployed will enable the threat to be neutralised.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jaymac on December 21, 2018, 07:07:21 PM
When were Drones a hobby?
No kits or scratch builds.
Nowt but a toy


Wouldn't agree there Ned have a look at the Drone Forums an awful lot build their own andLoads of body parts and frames available
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on December 21, 2018, 07:55:12 PM
I don't get it - it's a drone - a very expensive one, but still fairly limited battery life so you get a couple of helicopters to follow it to its destination when it has to recharge. You either get the drone or its handlers.


This should all have been done & dusted within a morning. Makes me wonder if this is a false-flag exercise by our caring government.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 21, 2018, 08:11:56 PM
I don't think it is as simple as that. If you are in a helicopter then trying to eyeball a rapidly moving tiny by comparison drone against a background of changing contrasts will be incredibly difficult even assuming that you can pick the thing up in the first place. As one of todays's papers pointed out, it is just a speck in the sky.


The drone will be moving across a huge area and the chopper could be a mile or more away to start with. The chances of being able to get onto its tail and follow it without some form of radar (which I don't think police choppers carry) is very remote.

The best solution might be another drone. I think the issue here is that the police and airport authorities lacked the necessary technology to track the drones. Now that military equipment is in place things may be different but these Israeli Dome Drone kits apparently cost £2.6m apiece and the country has less than 20 of them at the moment.

I think people need to be realistic about these things. If there was an easy straightforward solution it would have been taken. No need for conspiracy theories!

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on December 21, 2018, 08:29:49 PM
I often go flying with a friend in his helicopter - at 1000 feet up you can see everything on the ground very clearly. Following a large drone would be a piece of cake - in my opinion.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 21, 2018, 08:36:08 PM
Yes but I get the impression these are not large drones
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on December 21, 2018, 08:41:11 PM
In the news we are told these are huge professional £10k drones - not little toys.
This is the Cutty Sark from 1000'



Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 21, 2018, 08:41:40 PM
In the sort of visibility we have had down here in the last couple of days? And remember you have to be placed so as to pick the thing up in the first place. Gatwick Airport covers 1,670 acres with a perimeter of around 6.5 miles. The drones could be originating anywhere around that. What are the chances of your chopper being in a position to zero in on a drone in order to track it when the drone(s) are only appearing intermittently. Helicopters can't stay aloft indefinitely. Doesn't sound like a viable solution to me. You need military grade hardware designed to pick up and track fast moving targets which hopefully is now that they have got.
Large drones are not actually all that large in terms of diameter.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on December 21, 2018, 08:59:18 PM
Commercial drones of the size and price that are being mentioned are probably a small market, probably most of the owners are known to each other.  Direct imports from the manufacturers would be all but impossible to trace, but a trade importer will probably have a customer list.  These considerations make them traceable, and enough publicity, financial loss and publcity has been generated for resources to be put into finding out just whose they are.
Hopefully, the perpetrators, while obviously technically competent, might not be as good at covering their tracks, and anything with a price tag like that leaves a trail.
The news pictures of what might be one are fully in the "UFO conspiracy theorist" range of acceptable proof of UFOs, but are fuzzy enough to pass for anything.  So, just as in the TV conspiracy programs, little use for actually providing an answer.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 21, 2018, 09:00:28 PM
Just out of interest, the Royal Yachting Association has a guide on what you can see at varying distances see below. Even a large drone is unlikely to be more than a metre across and most of its image will be empty space so it will be harder to pick up than a solid image.

Colin

Standing on a boat deck, eyes about 12/14 feet above water level, with clear weather, here is what one can see. 4 Nautical Miles 2 Nautical Miles 1 Nautical Mile As darkness falls at the end of the day, it becomes more and more difficult to appreciate distances. Therefore keep an additional safety margin at night.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 21, 2018, 09:22:16 PM
In the news we are told these are huge professional £10k drones - not little toys.
This is the Cutty Sark from 1000'



Yes well that's the news for you , small £2k drone does not sound as good, I doubt very much the drone is very large or even £10k, more likely a Maverick type or a Phantom.  But that is just my opinion from the poor pictures I have seen, the others are just stock pictures of very expensive drones..  But will be interesting to see if they capture one ..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on December 21, 2018, 09:25:41 PM
the Drone Strike closure of UK's 2nd busiest airport has now made OZ National News....I hope we don't get any copycat fools over here >>:-(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 21, 2018, 09:40:59 PM
Amen to that Derek. The UK has around 40 commercial airports and the Israeli Drone Dome system costs at least £2.6m  apiece so not less than £100m to put one set in each airport. Money which could be better spent on other things.
Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jaymac on December 21, 2018, 10:25:11 PM
I often go flying with a friend in his helicopter - at 1000 feet up you can see everything on the ground very clearly. Following a large drone would be a piece of cake - in my opinion.
Following it  Aye once you have sighted it, I was  observer in  a Sioux (Think Mash) for a few years and camera shots and Eye shots ain't the same
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on December 22, 2018, 12:28:16 PM
In the news we are told these are huge professional £10k drones - not little toys.
This is the Cutty Sark from 1000'
  Looks more like a hovercraft than a drone
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: JimG on December 22, 2018, 01:21:24 PM
In the news we are told these are huge professional £10k drones - not little toys.
This is the Cutty Sark from 1000'
This has been taken by a camera with a decent zoom lens, most drones use cameras with a wide angle lens to give a greater field of view. The picture is thus much smaller and often has considerable edge distortion. On the picture from a normal drone camera the Cutty Sark would be nearer car sized in the center, people wouldn't show up and it would show a large section of Greenwich.
Jim
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: coch y bonddu on December 22, 2018, 02:09:39 PM


2 Eco Warriors have been caught according to the Daily Mail a man and a woman in conjunction with the Gatwick Drone




Dave

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on December 22, 2018, 02:17:09 PM
This has been taken by a camera with a decent zoom lens, most drones use cameras with a wide angle lens to give a greater field of view. The picture is thus much smaller and often has considerable edge distortion. On the picture from a normal drone camera the Cutty Sark would be nearer car sized in the center, people wouldn't show up and it would show a large section of Greenwich.
Jim
Nope - it's a cheap camera - at 1000' feet up you really can see everything on the ground - it feels really low - you can clearly see all the washing on the line, road markings, sleepers on the railway lines, leaves on the trees - roof tiles, drain covers etc. Seeing something moving about 4' across would be simple. Think of Google maps - the detail you can see on there is not as good as you can see out the window.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: justboatonic on December 22, 2018, 02:44:24 PM
Again, imvho, there's a lot of crap reporting going on. This drone isnt some super dooper enhanced vehicle. The talk about massive or even extra batteries shows this up. The DJI Phantom uses a bespoke battery in a bespoke compartment. It gives around 20 to 30 flight time. Similarly, the larger drone photo platforms tend to have 6 or 8 motors.

The batteries might be wired in parallel to give longer duration but you hit the old 'speed of light' problem in that more batteries to give longer flight times result in more weight. Therefore, your flight times do not increase that much. The notion this drone is capable of flights lasting hours is just poor newspaper reporting.
As for why would people use a drone as a hobby, well many people ask the same of all forms of RC. 'Why do you play with a toy boat?' is just a different question but one many people who do not 'get' RC ask. Some people wanted to fly drones because they were seen as easier to fly than a traditional plane and certainly a heli. They were equipped with autonomous flight or at least self levelling if you mastered the art of take off \ landing.
From this has come the drone racing fratenity who, in the States, at least, enjoy tv coverage which can now be watched on sky.
I dont have any issues with the drone flyers per se. It is the divvies who flout the rules but then again, these are the same people you see driving through red traffic lights and parking on double yellows.
Sadly, I think it's going to mean further restrictions on those of us who fly, whether members of BMFA or not and are not part of a club. Ive already had someone call the police about me flying my heli on a public field. Fortunately, being in BMFA, always carrying my documentation and both explaining what I was doing and my flying, the cops were ok with it. But they still (2 of them) turned up in a car from Fleetwood nick to check on me. Try getting them round your gaff if you've had a break in and you start to realise the implications.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on December 22, 2018, 05:00:02 PM



  Busted.. all over them like a rash




(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/12/22/_104924285_d59b82c4-6fb4-449e-bc7a-dd164636e686.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JiEv3)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 22, 2018, 05:24:01 PM
The man being interviewed , Paul Gait, is a model flying enthusiast!

He is a window fitter and his boss says he was working on site at the time of the drone action....
More info here:
https://heavy.com/news/2018/12/paul-gait-elaine-kirk/

I (https://heavy.com/news/2018/12/paul-gait-elaine-kirk/I) wonder if they have the right man? We don't know how the police got on to him yet.
Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 22, 2018, 06:22:03 PM
If his boss is correct then back to square 1.
If they have drones it is likely that some recordings would be on their PC, may not show Gatwick but would give indication of what they use them for.

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 22, 2018, 06:56:50 PM
Umm reading the reports and if they are to be believed then it looks like a neighbour might be trying to cause problems..However time will tell..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jaymac on December 22, 2018, 10:40:34 PM
Plastic doubt you have as good a viewing platform as this coupled with our high tech  ( lying in the stretcher with a Polaroid) :}
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on December 23, 2018, 11:42:57 AM
Released without charge.
Nasty neighbours says it all :police:
Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on December 23, 2018, 12:03:46 PM
Released without charge.
Nasty neighbours says it all :police:
Ned
Won't stop people smashing their windows and stabbing their car's tyres - mud sticks.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on December 23, 2018, 12:27:17 PM
Probably right Plastic, Facebook and the rest should remove anonimity from trolls.  That would decrease on line abuse.  If he does get any more I would sue the Police.

In the meantime it must have been someone else!  The Police had access to equipment that can interrogate drones especially if they fly close as this one did fleetingly.  That gives serial number etc so should be traceable. 

We shall hear more, it cost the airlines £15M so they may want better security for the money they pay in landing fees.
  Currently Heathrow charge £25 per seat, there could be 500 seats!  (£12500)  I think Gatwick is half this figure.
Whatever, there is a lot of money involved.
regards  Roy


Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on December 23, 2018, 12:37:16 PM
   SO !   The real culprits are still out there and presumably capable of doing it all again   Sussex Police - Nil.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on December 23, 2018, 12:41:17 PM
   SO !   The real culprits are still out there and presumably capable of doing it all again   Sussex Police - Nil.
I'm still feeling this is a false flag operation.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 23, 2018, 12:54:49 PM
And your evidence for this is?
Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on December 23, 2018, 01:05:30 PM
I'm still feeling this is a false flag operation.



excuse my ignorance but what is meant by that...…...I haven't a clue.


could you explain to me please.


thanks
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on December 23, 2018, 01:22:56 PM
If it was a 'false flag' operation then the arrest of the couple would have been done to distract from what was really happening.  Most unlikely both in the timing and the lack of coordination on the Friday. 

I am afraid that the Police took an easy option of arresting the nearest known drone owner.
This was a case where expert knowledge was needed at the outset but makes you wonder who was in charge anyway.  They should have had a proceedure to follow as this was a known possible situation.  Brought to their attention in 2015.

regards
Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: justboatonic on December 23, 2018, 01:37:14 PM
Inept policing (and Im not a police basher). meanwhile, an innocent couple have their names, faces and adress platered all over the internet and news media.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on December 23, 2018, 02:01:36 PM
Really this should have been a two stage operation, first the technology side of identifying what was being used and where an operator may be.  This should have been in a practiced proceedure that could be actioned within the hour.

Then the Police be asked to do the appropriate but targetted enquiries otherwise the police can only observe much as we do as these drones are operated from a distance.  They are in the dark until then, and it might give them a bit of time to organize themselves.

I understand that Gatwick is the busiest single runway airport in the world, so nothing specai then!

I don't blame the police I do blame airport security though.

regards Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 23, 2018, 02:06:40 PM
It does seem to have taken a while before the authorities realised that this was a targeted attack on the operation of the airport and not just an incursion by some plane spotting enthusist who went too far. And then it took quite a while to cobble together some kit that could at least track the drones.
There certainly doesn't appear to have been a coherent plan in place to tackle this scenario.
Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on December 23, 2018, 02:15:35 PM
This is why I suspect a false flag.

The government has been twitchy about drones for years with lots of completely fabricated 'near misses' to drip-feed the public that 'drones are bad' (like at 10,000 feet???). NONE of the stories were ever comfirmed.

It seems the government don't like Joe Public having the ability to snoop around where a traditional razor wire-topped fence used to be complete security - so I think this operation is to get public backing for draconian laws making any owners of drones jump though so many hoops that it makes ownership too expensive and too much hassle. I suspect anyone selling a drone will have to complete all sorts of complex paperwork to force them to stop selling them.  The owners will probably need to apply for a license and be over 18.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on December 23, 2018, 02:49:43 PM
Chinese man not care a damn about Mrs May.
Still sell frying machines anyway.
Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: gingyer on December 23, 2018, 02:50:33 PM
To be fair I do know of 2 idiots who regularly loose control of their drones....


The worse part is one of them has said he likes ISIS and he wants to try and get a drone
As close to a plane as possible.....


I have also seen drones fly into substations I have been working in any damage can affect thousands of people.
 
With idiots like this about I don’t blame the police or army if they push for bans
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on December 23, 2018, 02:51:27 PM
This is why I suspect a false flag.

The government has been twitchy about drones for years with lots of completely fabricated 'near misses' to drip-feed the public that 'drones are bad' (like at 10,000 feet???). NONE of the stories were ever comfirmed.

It seems the government don't like Joe Public having the ability to snoop around where a traditional razor wire-topped fence used to be complete security - so I think this operation is to get public backing for draconian laws making any owners of drones jump though so many hoops that it makes ownership too expensive and too much hassle. I suspect anyone selling a drone will have to complete all sorts of complex paperwork to force them to stop selling them.  The owners will probably need to apply for a license and be over 18.


  So either there never were any drones or HM Government took it upon themselves to import a couple and buzz them around to stuff Gatwick for 36 hours on the Xmas getaway to drum up support for legislation .   Perhaps a Brexit diversion as the public has gone deaf on that subject.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 23, 2018, 02:56:23 PM
Plastic, are you seriously suggesting that the Government was responsible for the chaos and heartbreak of the last two days simply to secure support for laws on drone flying? And when Chris Grayling had actually recently shelved the introduction of increased control over drone flying because his department had other priorities?

Drones are here to stay as they are extremely useful for all sorts of legitimate purposes, they are not going away and no way are they going to stop being manufactured.

Yes, there will need to be more regulation if only to stop increasing numbers dropping on people's heads. The vast majority of the public probably couldn't care less if more stringent regulations are applied as long as they can still get their roofs inspected without paying for scaffolding or parcels delivered from Amazon etc.In this situation people are not complaining about drones, they are concerned that the authorities cannot seem to be able to guard against them on civilian premises without deployment of military grade equipment.
The people you really need to worry about are those who have satellite surveillance facililities, they don't need drones.There are all sorts of ways to compromise 'secret' establishments - computer hacking would appear to be a lot more effective than plastic helicopters.

As always, this is simply new technology that can be used for good or ill, just like Facebook(!) and we need to find the right level to get to grips with it.

There are always idiots out there who act irresponsibly like those with laser pointers but to take your argument to its logical conclusion - all remotely controlled flying machines should be banned including model aircraft and helicopters as they can also carry cameras and go most places a drone can go.
But, close down Gatwick for three days just so some extra laws (that have already been temporarily shelved) can be passed? Don't you think you are not being just a tiny bit paranoid?

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 23, 2018, 03:01:06 PM
Quote
The worse part is one of them has said he likes ISIS and he wants to try and get a drone
As close to a plane as possible.....
Quote
Gynger, if you are serious about what you have said there then I hope you have reported it as it is exactly that sort of thing which has preceded actual terrorist attacks.
Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on December 23, 2018, 03:07:59 PM
just slip this in.   Not spotted it before.


Sussex Police said the pair were no longer suspects.
Meanwhile, Det Ch Supt Jason Tingley told Sky News officers had found a damaged drone near the airport.
He said they would be working with the "forensic opportunities that the drone presents".
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on December 23, 2018, 03:09:50 PM
Needs reporting Martin.
Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 23, 2018, 03:10:39 PM
Yes see:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-vigilance/public-vigilance
Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jaymac on December 23, 2018, 03:28:42 PM
Odds are it has already been noted might even have been flagged up by the mention of Isis
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 23, 2018, 03:39:38 PM
 
OK, not moving on then...... but no politicking!  <*<

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 23, 2018, 04:18:37 PM
Interesting that they now say they have now found a damaged drone, would be interesting to know in what whey it was damaged.  As regards the original suspects I hope they look into where the intel came from and if it was the neighbour re the hedge then hope the police deal with it appropriately.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: C-3PO on December 23, 2018, 05:05:02 PM
Just need to invest in a few lorry loads of this stuff  :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP8c1iFSPsc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP8c1iFSPsc)

C-3PO
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 23, 2018, 05:27:10 PM
Government equipment to bring down a drone 2 million +, Football fans 20p...
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on December 23, 2018, 05:29:00 PM
Now they're saying that there were no drones......

This whole this stinks.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: KitS on December 23, 2018, 05:43:39 PM

Now they're saying that there were no drones......


Who is, where?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 23, 2018, 05:52:24 PM
The cop in charge although he didn't actually say there were definitely no drones only that the only evidence was sightings by airport staff and members of the public.

But the control tower staff are on record as saying that a drone 'buzzed' them and flashed its lights. I's certainly all very odd but the police don't appear to have covered themselves with glory.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on December 23, 2018, 06:10:08 PM
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6524457/Police-continue-quiz-double-glazing-worker-Gatwick-drone.html
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 23, 2018, 06:18:26 PM

Where did the video clip of the drone shown come from ?


Can the couple sue !!


Have they investigated the source of the tip off
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on December 23, 2018, 06:45:00 PM
The Mail reported that their house had been ripped apart, that maybe journalistic exageration but if so I would have a solicitor on the case for restitution.  The trouble is the police are funded from tax payers money so not a problem then.
Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 23, 2018, 07:12:55 PM
As long it is enough to buy a nice new big drone to annoy the neighbour/s who probably reported them.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jaymac on December 23, 2018, 07:23:19 PM
But he had been heard to say he was going to stop his mother-in-law flying in for Xmas %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on December 23, 2018, 07:23:54 PM
Dear Longbuild light banter as I know your comment must be, the guy never had a drone just a helicopter.  There may be a press conference tomorrow, that might be interesting.
When you see this level of incompetence and I have nothing but respect for the police that we see, but they are told to go and do something by someone under pressure to get results.  I say no more.
Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 23, 2018, 07:34:55 PM
The cop in charge ...

Colin

"The Cop"  ..... "The Cop" ?????!?!?!?!    :o

 Someone has spiked Colin's tea with  'American 70's TV' powder!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 23, 2018, 07:44:46 PM
Yes Martin, I was watching B/W TV before you were born.... ok2
(Couldn't be bothered to type 'Detective Chief Superintendent'.)

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 23, 2018, 07:48:48 PM
Dear Longbuild light banter as I know your comment must be, the guy never had a drone just a helicopter.  There may be a press conference tomorrow, that might be interesting.
When you see this level of incompetence and I have nothing but respect for the police that we see, but they are told to go and do something by someone under pressure to get results.  I say no more.
Roy
Actually I do believe if you can believe the news articals that he did have a drone at some point. But as you say conference should be interesting.

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 23, 2018, 07:51:35 PM
"The Cop"  ..... "The Cop" ?????!?!?!?!    :o

 Someone has spiked Colin's tea with  'American 70's TV' powder!


Yes everyone knows it's the Fuzz..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on December 23, 2018, 07:53:04 PM
If it was a 'false flag' operation then the arrest of the couple would have been done to distract from what was really happening.  Most unlikely both in the timing and the lack of coordination on the Friday. 


regards
Roy



thanks roy……....never heard that term before...…..thanks for the explanation


neil.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 23, 2018, 07:53:16 PM
But he had been heard to say he was going to stop his mother-in-law flying in for Xmas %)




Lol {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Neil on December 23, 2018, 10:05:16 PM

the police have just released their first true lead and identikit picture of the suspected drone pilot of Gatwick...…


I've seen that face somewhere before.....
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 23, 2018, 10:07:21 PM
The drone was flying on 27mhz??????
No wonder they couldn't jam it.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 24, 2018, 06:53:41 AM
 
This mornings speculation:  ..... 'there may have or may not have been any drones at Gatwick'?!?!?!?!?!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on December 24, 2018, 12:38:49 PM



   IS THAT £50,000.00 REWARD STILL UP FOR GRABS ? <*<
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on December 24, 2018, 01:29:13 PM
Quote from: Martin [Admin
link=topic=31662.msg656720#msg656720 date=1545634421
 
This mornings speculation:  ..... 'there may have or may not have been any drones at Gatwick'?!?!?!?!?!



 According to the Government  (Chris Grayling )  The police are talking cobblers.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: roycv on December 24, 2018, 03:59:28 PM
I think you will find it is £60K now,
regards
Roy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 24, 2018, 04:37:29 PM
Main award still 50k but someone else has added an additional 10k


Original suspects have spoken out about how violated they feel..Can see a big compo claim coming here..also initially it was information from various sources,  now turns out to be just 1 individual.. wonder who that might be going from other reports..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Baldrick on December 24, 2018, 04:52:39 PM
Main award still 50k but someone else has added an additional 10k


Original suspects have spoken out about how violated they feel..Can see a big compo claim coming here..also initially it was information from various sources,  now turns out to be just 1 individual.. wonder who that might be going from other reports..


Yes K50 by the Police, another K10 added by Airwick Gatport.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on December 24, 2018, 06:22:48 PM

Yes K50 by the Police, another K10 added by Airwick Gatport.



Actually by [font=]Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft, unless he is associated with the Airport.  and the 50k I believe is by Gatwick Airport, not the Police. They will need their ( Our ) money to pay for Compo..[/font]
Title: 195 billion pixel image
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 28, 2018, 09:09:41 PM

Not news but....

You have to see this 195 billion pixel image shot from Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl Tower  -  http://sh-meet.bigpixel.cn/?from=groupmessage&isappinstalled=0 (http://sh-meet.bigpixel.cn/?from=groupmessage&isappinstalled=0)

Massive multi-gigapixel images are starting to become a little more common now, with today’s computing power being what it is. But they still rarely fail to impress. Especially when they cover vast distances and include a lot of detail to zoom in on. This massive 195-Gigapixel image comes from Shanghai, shot from the top of Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl Tower.

The huge image was created by Jingkun Technology, otherwise known as Bigpixel Studio. The image were shot during 2015, and the whole thing took two months of processing power to create. They say on their website (Google translated)…

'In the early days of the creation, the BigPixel team decided to make new challenges. Break the previous tens of billions of pixels and challenge 100 billion pixels. The difficulty is very large. The previous stitching technology can’t be applied to hundreds of billions of picture stitching. More pairs of images and larger data processing, as well as network deployment and loading are new challenges. In the face of challenges, we are full of fighting spirit, one by one, in the 230 meters of the Oriental Pearl, two months of data processing, successfully created the world’s third largest map, Asia’s largest map. It also marks us as the world’s top creative video production team.'
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jaymac on January 10, 2019, 07:09:02 PM
https://www.itpro.co.uk/technology/32698/drone-firms-pitch-security-solutions-to-avoid-government-clampdown?_mout=1&utm_campaign=itpro_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on January 10, 2019, 10:13:06 PM
"Drone companies have said that technology such ID radio scanning could be deployed by airports in as little as three months in order to combat the rising number of rogue operators disrupting UK flight paths"

___________________________________________________________


We currently have the technology to selectively eliminate [by stelf] any inbound airborne target over any Allied military facility today....and yet Boffins state it will be 3 months prior to have this facility at domestic facilities  <*<





Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 10, 2019, 10:36:28 PM
Potential availability does not equate to in service deployment just as warships are often fitted for and not with unfortunately.
Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jaymac on January 10, 2019, 10:48:55 PM
but They are not talking about eliminating they are on about identifying the object and  the operators Location which I guess means his TX
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on January 11, 2019, 02:10:34 AM
What a brilliant idea.......why take any Governmental action?.......[just close your doors, pull the window blinds] & hope they go away


1. Just wait the 3 months for the manufactures to provide the software detail of the original registered user of such RC drone
2. From this you could send on the spot fines for any airspace infringement
3. Should the registered owner have sold the RC drone to some bloke at a Pub, well this would then be a fine unproven and no conviction recorded


So if this Plan were adopted, and any similar airspace incident similar to that recently identified at Gatwick, you could blame any such delay as awaiting technical support from the blokes at the shop front of the local HOBBY-KING depot  {-)


This scenario has undertones of a similar chain of events that has led to the ownership of the daily control of the Port of Darwin in Australia, being that of the other blokes from the Head Office of HOBBY-KING O0
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 06, 2019, 04:58:47 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-47144891
Looks like he went into a squid instead... :}
Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 12, 2019, 05:51:47 AM
 
BBC: Bluebird: What next for Donald Campbell's record-breaker?   
 
        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46386257


         (https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/6C67/production/_105115772_gettyimages-1037510616.jpg)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 12, 2019, 01:29:51 PM

BBC: Gordon Banks (England goalkeeper ) dies aged 81
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47196017
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 02, 2019, 11:39:56 PM
 
ITV News: Largest cruise ship to be christened in UK arrives in Southampton ahead of naming ceremony

                  - https://www.itv.com/news/2019-03-01/largest-cruise-ship-to-be-christened-in-uk-arrives-ahead-of-naming-ceremony/

                 -  https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/17466286.andrea-bocelli-and-son-mateo-to-sing-at-msc-bellissima-launch-event-which-also-feature-chic-and-cirque-du-soleil/


(https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/resources/images/9502014/?type=responsive-gallery-fullscreen)

(https://news.images.itv.com/image/file/1784255/stream_img.jpg)


(https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/resources/images/9505678/?type=responsive-gallery-fullscreen)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: dougal99 on March 03, 2019, 07:27:59 PM
What a monstrosity.  >>:-(
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Hellboy Paul on March 03, 2019, 07:36:19 PM
What a monstrosity.  >>:-(


The ship or Sophia Loren??
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: KitS on March 03, 2019, 08:23:12 PM
Not the prettiest of ships on the planet. Looks like a block of flats perched on top of a hull!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on March 03, 2019, 08:48:08 PM
Well this one had me thrown?  %)  ...........


1. a bridge without glassed in bridge wings? .........or an earlier image with the sunshades covering all of the bridge windows?
2. an Italian Commodore asking .....'Sophia...who arrrrrr a-does a-people standing on-a my head"?


Derek
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 03, 2019, 08:56:52 PM
The bridge is the deck below Derek. Not sure why the sunshades though.Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on March 03, 2019, 09:11:16 PM
Yes...reading the simple text......"the ship has sailed into Southampton" then posting that image below was a little misleading


Clearly there were a number of groups of people on board, however the lifeboat deck is devoid of lifeboats.......so the image could have been from the Builders Yards [waters with the assistance of 5+ tugs......so could have also been a cold move]


Derek 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on March 03, 2019, 09:43:31 PM

A suitable trailer for your model!  O0 .....from our friends in France


https://servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=417&u=16439208

Derek
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 15, 2019, 03:53:18 PM

BBC: Emma Haruka Iwao smashes Pi world record -
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47524760


... are there any other "magic" number sequences that seemingly go on forever?
 
 
 
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Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jaymac on March 15, 2019, 06:47:40 PM
Quote

.... are there any other "magic" number sequences that seemingly go on forever?
 
 
Easy just like riding on the crust of a wave
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: RST on March 15, 2019, 08:51:38 PM
Quote
... are there any other "magic" number sequences that seemingly go on forever?

...My bank balance follows some form of ever decreasing but fairly consistent mathematical sequence.  The highest number always starts on payday!.
.
.
Rich
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: SailorGreg on March 16, 2019, 02:20:38 PM

BBC: Emma Haruka Iwao smashes Pi world record -
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47524760 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47524760)


... are there any other "magic" number sequences that seemingly go on forever?
 
 
 
(https://cdn-b.william-reed.com/var/wrbm_gb_hospitality/storage/images/9/1/8/3/1073819-1-eng-GB/East-west-home-s-best-British-food_wrbm_small.jpg)



Yes, there are loads of irrational numbers as they are called.  The square root of 2 (1.414.........) is a well known one, but most square roots come into this category.  Google or Wikipedia will tell you more than you ever want to know.  :}


Greg
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 24, 2019, 12:41:22 PM

BBC: Norway cruise ship evacuated after engine problems
-  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47680055

Current Location: https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:7.0/centery:63.0/zoom:9
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on March 27, 2019, 05:14:44 PM
Hot tub boat- how about this for a modelling project?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcluKhyrK1k

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 15, 2019, 07:28:02 PM
 
'The Bells, bells bells of Notre-Dame!'    .... unfortunately, today they are Fire Engines.   :(( 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 15, 2019, 07:48:39 PM
Very sad for the French. It is the equivalent of St Paul's being destroyed in London.  :((

We visited it many years ago.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: plastic on April 15, 2019, 07:51:21 PM
Always seems to be when being renovated - like Windsor Castle, Cutty Sark etc. 


You'd think they would learn.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 16, 2019, 06:45:32 PM
I'm a bit disappointed with the jokes. It has been a pretty devastating event for the French.

If it had happened to St Paul's or Westminster Abbey would we have appreaciated the French poking fun at us at the damage to a national icon?

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 16, 2019, 07:40:03 PM
 
Fair point Colin, my apologies.

 Topic tided up.   :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 16, 2019, 07:44:46 PM
Thank you Martin.
Appreciated.
I do understand that it is easy to sometimes react a bit too quickly but watching the interviews with Parisiens it is clear how much they are hurting.
Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 16, 2019, 07:54:26 PM
 
Just watching the videos of the aftermath...... whatever they paid that that scaffolding company, it was worth it!   :o
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Taranis on April 16, 2019, 08:24:14 PM
Funding has already passed €600million and still growing. It will be better than ever
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: dreadnought72 on April 16, 2019, 11:24:59 PM
If it had happened to St Paul's ...


Umm...it did.  %)


The original St. Paul's was burned down in the Great Fire. Wren's replacement is the local phoenix.


Andy
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 17, 2019, 06:27:21 PM

BBC:  Italian students' BBQ results in €13m fine for forest fire.


          https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47960358
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on April 17, 2019, 07:01:28 PM

Fair point Colin, my apologies.

 Topic tided up.   :-))



No need really, if it had happened in the UK then yes I am sure other nationalities would also be thinking up jokes...Probably more so.


As it is , was not the original Notre D pretty well destroyed in WW2, so how much of it is original ?..  Will be interesting to see the rebuild over the next few years..
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 17, 2019, 07:13:29 PM

No need really, if it had happened in the UK then yes I am sure other nationalities would also be thinking up jokes...Probably more so.



 Probably.... but I hope we're above that sort of thing here on Mayhem .... even if I  .... we have temporary lapses of judgment...  :embarrassed:



 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 17, 2019, 07:13:59 PM
Quote
No need really, if it had happened in the UK then yes I am sure other nationalities would also be thinking up jokes...Probably more so.


As it is , was not the original Notre D pretty well destroyed in WW2, so how much of it is original ?..  Will be interesting to see the rebuild over the next few years..


Not sure where to start in response to that post!

Firstly there has been a huge worldwide outpouring of sympathy and comments about the Notre Dame fire and absolutely nowhere has there been any suggestion that it is has been a joking matter. Are you suggesting that if St Paul's or Westminster Abbey had been subject to a similar conflagration then our European friends would have been splitting their sides with laughter? If so you have a very weird outlook on human nature.

Secondly, get your history right. The cathedral survived WW2 pretty much untouched.  <*<

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Taranis on April 17, 2019, 07:35:50 PM
Quite a good article https://www.forbes.com/sites/keithflamer/2019/04/15/notre-dame-cathedral-burns-in-paris-iconic-bell-towers-spared/
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 17, 2019, 07:45:33 PM
Yes, you don't have to be religious to appreciate its significance. These old buildings are part of our history and heritage as are the more ancient ones before them such as the Pyramids and Greek temples etc.

Notre Dame will no doubt be restored but probably not as quickly as President Macron suggests!

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on April 17, 2019, 07:57:43 PM

Not sure where to start in response to that post!

Firstly there has been a huge worldwide outpouring of sympathy and comments about the Notre Dame fire and absolutely nowhere has there been any suggestion that it is has been a joking matter. Are you suggesting that if St Paul's or Westminster Abbey had been subject to a similar conflagration then our European friends would have been splitting their sides with laughter? If so you have a very weird outlook on human nature.

Secondly, get your history right. The cathedral survived WW2 pretty much untouched.  <*<

Colin



Firstly , maybe not splitting their sides but there would have been jokes as there always are, as shown here. And maybe no joking matter but regardless I have seen plenty knocking around.


Secondly , Has nothing to do with my History, I asked a question, I did not state a fact, when I googled ND WW2 it would appear the pictures that came up were for another Cathedral  (but looked very similar ) which did nor appear to be fairing very well, yes maybe I should have looked into the picture a bit more , but I did not so hay ho..
I have been up to the top of ND, found it fascinating ,( also have a heavy concrete replica Gargoyle from there as well I believe.)  the fact I found some of the light hearted jokes amusing does not mean I do not feel empathy for the French, after all that is where some of my family originate from.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jaymac on April 17, 2019, 08:11:05 PM
The joke now is  our TV  drooling on  about  it we don't need a daily bulletin on  how they are going to do it. Not only that why  all the donations   No insurance or are they protecting their no claim bonus  would be ironical if it was classed as an act of god
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 17, 2019, 08:19:29 PM
If you are going to make statements online best to check your facts a bit more closely, this is why there is so much inaccuracy and fake news.

I like a joke as much as anyone else but in these sort of circumstances they should be initiated by those most affected. There are jokes at funerals to lighten the atmosphere but best initiated by those most closely involved.

Yes, there may have been plenty of jokes knocking around but unfortunately some people are like that and we just have to live with them, doesn't mean it is the decent response.

Obviously we all have differing senses of humour. I prefer not to make fun of the obvious sadness of the French people in this instance. We can have a joke when the different proposals for the replacement spire are published no doubt.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 17, 2019, 08:26:44 PM
Quote
Not only that why  all the donations   No insurance or are they protecting their no claim bonus

Yes, the offers of donations from various people are a bit questionable. They get publicity and tax breaks. The money was not forthcoming to maintain the structure before the fire because nobody was very interested - just another facet of human nature.

As always, people rarely appreciate what they have until they lose or come close to losing it. Ironically the fire will probably ultimately leave the cathedral in a better state than it would otherwise have been in had the existing renovation programme continued.

But that is a separate matter from the impact of the fire on the French nation and elsewhere.

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DaveM on April 17, 2019, 08:35:40 PM
This'll do! Well, it's good enough for Derbyshire...
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 17, 2019, 08:48:36 PM
Is that what they call an interrupted screw Dave?

Colin
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DaveM on April 17, 2019, 11:22:13 PM
Damned if I can remember, Admiral...
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DaveM on April 18, 2019, 09:33:58 AM
Came across this in The Grauniad, on the matter of a certain building fund  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2019/apr/17/steve-bell-on-donations-for-restoring-notre-dame-cathedral-cartoon (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2019/apr/17/steve-bell-on-donations-for-restoring-notre-dame-cathedral-cartoon)
It made I larf...
DM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: RST on April 23, 2019, 07:28:37 PM
I currently work a bit south of Versailles and trvelled back today after a week-off home in Inverness.  Transfering on the train at Saint Michel is my normal route on the RER so I stepped out to have a look at the cathederal for a few mins.  Not much to see really.  Wouldn't think anything happened from the front.  Couldn't get near it of course, lots of barriers and Police.


It really got me on every news story I saw, not one anchorman/woman or reporter confirmed nobody was hurt.  That should have been their opening statements every time.  I also said to myself it's quite grotesque how many folk are sleeping rough on the street, so many people everywhere in the world can't feed themselves but as soon as an old building catches fire there's hundreds of millions in donations appear within hours?  Something very sad about that to me.

Rich
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Liverbudgie on April 23, 2019, 08:04:48 PM
It really got me on every news story I saw, not one anchorman/woman or reporter confirmed nobody was hurt.  That should have been their opening statements every time.  I also said to myself it's quite grotesque how many folk are sleeping rough on the street, so many people everywhere in the world can't feed themselves but as soon as an old building catches fire there's hundreds of millions in donations appear within hours?  Something very sad about that to me.

Rich

It was confirmed the following morning/lunch time on the beeb and the ITV late news and in the following morning's papers.

LB
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on May 05, 2019, 08:38:56 AM
From the USA, one of the eight surviving Big Boy locomotives has been restored and returned to steam.

https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/big-boy-steam-locomotive-chugs-post-restoration-debut-62825707 (https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/big-boy-steam-locomotive-chugs-post-restoration-debut-62825707)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0S7P51PFm0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0S7P51PFm0)

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Firefly on May 05, 2019, 09:29:03 AM
Just for interest, Hornby are to launch a 1:87 scale version of this locomotive under their Rivarossi label. The model will depict the restored version and is available to pre-order at a cost of £384.99. The model is scheduled for release in Aug 19 and will measure 475mm (nearly 19 inches) in length !


Mick
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: KitS on May 05, 2019, 10:05:13 AM
I'm not too sure 'launch' is the correct word in that instance. The original, pre-Hornby Rivarossi, had UP Big Boys in their HO and N gauge ranges back in the 60s , so it's probably more a re-launch.

They were very good models back then, except possibly for the motor in the N gauge version (I have a few of those and they self destruct quite often....) so I hope Hornby re-motor them in the new version.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on May 09, 2019, 04:16:53 PM
Autonomous boat makes oyster run

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48216966 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48216966)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 10, 2019, 03:32:10 PM

BBC:  Autonomous boat makes a cargo run from the UK to Belgium.


         https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48216966

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Netleyned on May 10, 2019, 03:45:27 PM

BBC:  Autonomous boat makes a cargo run from the UK to Belgium.


         https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48216966 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48216966)



Tony has already posted  %) %) %)
Ned
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 10, 2019, 04:07:22 PM
 
OK, OK.   :embarrassed:





... ' and now in other news!'


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Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Taranis on May 10, 2019, 04:32:36 PM
 {-) :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tony52 on May 10, 2019, 09:12:07 PM
Sad news about paddle steamer Waverley. The problems with the boilers are worse than expected and she will not sail again in 2019.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48228971 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48228971)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 13, 2019, 09:56:21 AM
Sad news about paddle steamer Waverley. The problems with the boilers are worse than expected and she will not sail again in 2019.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48228971 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48228971)

SEE:  https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,62974.0.html
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 20, 2019, 12:51:08 PM

The New Notre Dame?!



Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on May 20, 2019, 09:08:12 PM
That would be iconic and amazing. I guess this is just some sort of unsolicited proposal? It is just too good to be an actual thing, call me a cynic!!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BrianB6 on May 21, 2019, 12:17:11 AM
Since it has a stone ceiling (which saved the building) it would only be seen at night.  A much cheaper way would be to have a proper roof that can be illuminated externally like the Sydney Opera House.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BrianB6 on May 21, 2019, 12:27:58 AM
 Just one example.   Plenty of others on Google
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 14, 2019, 07:41:37 PM
 

.......  I'm certainty no cricket fan   (much to the chagrin of my Father & Father -in-law! )


     ...........but  what an end of the Cricket World Cup!




(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/07/14/Cricket1.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JlR2R)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cricket/47484101
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: TailUK on July 14, 2019, 07:53:59 PM


I couldn't bear to watch!
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tonyH on July 14, 2019, 09:53:01 PM
I'm exhausted after a day of Aggers and Tuffers on TMS in the shed :-))
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DaveM on July 14, 2019, 11:17:22 PM
Fake news - just like the alleged moon landings. I reckon that two alternative endings were filmed for transmission to the UK and NZ. In the other one Ben Stokes' dive for the crease deflected that throw-in onto his stumps and he ran himself out.  O0
I'll wait for the BBC News tomorrow to see the real version.... {-)
DaveM
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 15, 2019, 01:22:41 AM
 
 {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tonyH on July 15, 2019, 08:22:17 AM
Just shows how sports committees compose rules assuming they'll never, ever, ever come into use <*<
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Peter Fitness on July 16, 2019, 12:45:08 AM
Just shows how sports committees compose rules assuming they'll never, ever, ever come into use <*<


I agree, although I thought that umpires at that level would know all the rules, however obscure - obviously not.
It's a shame such a great match has ended in controversy, but I do think that England should consider themselves lucky to have won, under the circumstances. New Zealand, on the other hand, were desperately unlucky to lose, and must be feeling sick, as I'm sure England would have been were the situation reversed. The Australians can console themselves that they beat both England and the Kiwis comprehensively during the tournament, but fell at the last hurdle when England beat us just as comprehensively.


It will be interesting to see what the ICC has to say, if anything, regarding the on field howler by the umpires. However, nothing is going to change the result, and England are the World Cup Champions.


Peter.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: DaveM on July 16, 2019, 08:24:02 AM
The ICC have said that they employ the umpires to make on-field decisons and that's the way it is - for better or otherwise. I agree. There are dark mutterings from the usual Internet trolls about Australians being sore losers as the retired umpire who has caused the fuss is an Australian. I guess that idiots stirring up the sh mud is the way the world has gone in recent years. It's just not cricket, is it?
Kane Wiliamson has risen above this magnificently by saying that England played the better cricket throughout the tournament and were worthy winners. Give that man  a medal.
DM
 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on July 17, 2019, 01:54:00 AM
1st camera Umpire :police: ......2nd backup camera Umpire  8) .....as DM says it's just not cricket  <*<


We have let technology overrule the true role of the Umpire  :-)) ......[parents looking on at all sports screaming 'it was out', 'over the line' or 'on the ground'......they even berate the Umpires call]....[50 years ago..we were taught to never question the decision made by the Umpire]

The 3rd camera <*< saw Warner & Smith playing with a bit of yellow tape........[this has been going on for :o 200 years before these cameras were introduced]

Bring back the original single Umpire....

Derek
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tonyH on July 17, 2019, 09:51:06 AM
Two umpires Derek, or are we thinking of the days of WG?
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: warspite on July 17, 2019, 04:09:20 PM
or even UUggghh the stick swinger against the mighty tyraners  %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Buccaneer on July 17, 2019, 07:34:23 PM
Dickie Bird would have got it right.

John
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on July 18, 2019, 12:02:38 AM
So TonyH asks....'two umpires Derek, or are we thinking of the days of WG?' [/size]not sure Tony....just disappointed about the final outcome from the debacle .............Derek
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on July 18, 2019, 09:13:33 AM
Two umpires Derek, or are we thinking of the days of WG?
One umpire at school, otherwise, to quote the internet -
Quote
On the field of play, there are two umpires officiating a match. One umpire stands behind the stumps at the bowler's end of the pitch, while the other umpire stands at square leg. At international level there is also a third umpire on the sidelines and a match referee.


And now a recording.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tonyH on July 18, 2019, 12:17:12 PM
Dickie Bird would have got it right.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wot, in the same way that Geoffrey does? <*<
Title: Defence Models and Graphics
Post by: BrianB6 on July 22, 2019, 02:58:53 AM
It's nice to see model making get into the ABC News
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-22/former-sailor-building-military-models/11329724
have a look at their new web site
https://defencemodels.com.au/index.php/blog/7-current-and-future-projects
Usual disclaimer of no commercial interest
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Bob K on August 05, 2019, 03:44:00 PM
Sad news:  Harland and Wolff going into administration

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-49165896 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-49165896)

The shipyard was founded in 1861 by Yorkshireman Edward Harland and a German, Gustav Wolff.
However, the last ship built there was the MOD ferry Anvil Point in 2003.
The writing has been on the wall for sixteen years. 
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on August 07, 2019, 12:34:21 PM
Evening Bob..........having worked shore side in & on the reported brilliant examples of H&W builds in the 70'& 80's  ok2  your Government subsidies just delayed the inevitable   <*<


Maybe a lot of nostalgia ......but less than 2nd Class builds  >>:-( compared to other yards in Europe or emerging Japan..........& yes before Korean ship building was born.........


Derek
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Capt Podge on August 07, 2019, 01:46:02 PM
The news items I've watched lately, regarding H&W, seem to refer to the yard as the one that built the Titanic.
What they fail to mention is the following :-


During the second World War, Harland & Wolff completed 139 naval vessels, including 6 aircraft carriers, 2 cruisers, 47 corvette, 9 frigates and 29 mine sweepers as well as 132 merchant ships. The company's repair facilities (at various other yards) carried out repairs to almost 22,300 ships.
Since the war, the company also built some famous ships, including HMS Eagle, Southern Cross, SS Canberra and the Shell tanker Myriad, which was the first 'supertanker' to be built in Britain.


I extracted the above info from "Shipping - today & yesterday" magazine  :-))


Regards,
Ray.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Capt Podge on August 07, 2019, 03:41:38 PM
Apologies for my computer predictive text - the supertanker name was Myrina :embarrassed:


Regards,
Ray.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: tigertiger on August 29, 2019, 02:24:33 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/28/hms-terror-sir-john-franklin-evidence-recovered-arctic-ocean (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/28/hms-terror-sir-john-franklin-evidence-recovered-arctic-ocean)


1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic.
They have now been able to send a small remote camera into the wreck of HMS Terror and a lot of it is still intact.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Big Ada on August 29, 2019, 05:57:55 PM
Wow! what stunning video, and lots of items so well preserved.

Len.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: jaymac on August 29, 2019, 07:14:28 PM
Not as good as the baths still being full on the Titanic
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: RST on August 29, 2019, 07:34:55 PM
...they didn't have time to pull the plugs I think.  Actually I was eading some titanic articles recently and I didn't realise they had raised a section?

Those franklin vids look amazing.  I wished we had such clear diver cam and ROV cam footage to work with when I worked offshore!

I was also randomly looking at random youtube stuff about the pyramids (so not in the news).  They sent crawler robots up little 6" shafts, and when they found the shaft closed by an obvously placed miniature door (with little metal handles), they developed a robot to drill and look inside.  Then they found another door further up inside, and few years later sent another robot up with another telescopic drill to look further!  Really impressive 200' up a vertical shaft (and really quite creepy).

Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 08, 2019, 09:23:53 PM
 
BBC: World's 'largest container ship' arrives at Felixstowe MSC Gulsun

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-suffolk-49610297/world-s-largest-container-ship-arrives-at-felixstowe
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: warspite on September 09, 2019, 12:57:27 PM
Not as good as the baths still being full on the Titanic


so if they were to raise the baths up to the surface as she starts to finally fall apart and save them for posterity, they will need to pull the plugs to let the water out and lighten the load  %)
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: malcolmfrary on September 10, 2019, 09:08:36 AM

so if they were to raise the baths up to the surface as she starts to finally fall apart and save them for posterity, they will need to pull the plugs to let the water out and lighten the load  %)
That Archimedes knew what he was talking about when it came to bath water.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: Taranis on September 10, 2019, 07:00:01 PM
The carrier HMS Prince of Wales is forecast to leave Rosyth on Friday or Saturday
My dilemma is I’m heading north from Glenrothes tomorrow.
Currently I’m only 20 minutes from the coast of Kirkcaldy where the view would be excellent
Should I stay or should I go now  {:-{
I think I may have to return from Stonehaven when the day is confirmed
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on September 10, 2019, 11:06:59 PM
Well...as a consideration....the real Prince of Wales is well known for a JIT mode......


I am sure the press/media will provide cover/footage


We in OZ will have to await such News release


Derek
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: BrianB6 on September 10, 2019, 11:55:37 PM
Derek, you could come to Melbourne on Sunday and visit H.M.A.S. Melbourne at Station Pier.
Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: derekwarner on September 11, 2019, 05:05:58 AM
Well true, I could also go back to my old workplace next week to see her.......

"After more than 28 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Melbourne will decommission at Garden Island, Fleet Base East on Saturday, 26 October 2019"

HMAS Melbourne 05, was assembled & built in Melbourne [Victoria] during mt time at G I in Sydney  [NSW] so I did not get the chance to board her

I did however look after all of her earlier FFG sister vessels GMLS13 missile launcher and Mk75 gunmount.....and CWIS systems

Her WEB page displays an absolutely thrilling memory image [photographed from her bridge] of a GMLS 13 Standard Missile being fired <*< 
This missile is listed as a 'Standard Missile 2' , I question the accuracy of the text, as I believe the missile is actually a TSAM 8)

I am unsure of the fate for her hull.......[the Government could sell her "as is" it to an undisclosed %) Asian bidder]




Title: Re: In the News !!!
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on September 18, 2019, 07:48:05 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49738385 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49738385)


Sad news today.