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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1525 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....

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1526 on: July 17, 2019, 09:51:06 AM »

Two umpires Derek, or are we thinking of the days of WG?
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1527 on: July 17, 2019, 04:09:20 PM »

or even UUggghh the stick swinger against the mighty tyraners  %)
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1528 on: July 17, 2019, 07:34:23 PM »

Dickie Bird would have got it right.

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« Reply #1529 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
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« Reply #1530 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 -
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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.


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1531 on: July 18, 2019, 12:17:12 PM »

Dickie Bird would have got it right.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wot, in the same way that Geoffrey does? <*<
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« Reply #1532 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
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1533 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

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. 
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« Reply #1534 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.........


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« Reply #1535 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  :-))


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« Reply #1536 on: August 07, 2019, 03:41:38 PM »

Apologies for my computer predictive text - the supertanker name was Myrina :embarrassed:


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1537 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


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.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1538 on: August 29, 2019, 05:57:55 PM »

Wow! what stunning video, and lots of items so well preserved.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1539 on: August 29, 2019, 07:14:28 PM »

Not as good as the baths still being full on the Titanic
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« Reply #1540 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).

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1541 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
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« Reply #1542 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  %)
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« Reply #1543 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.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #1544 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 Iím heading north from Glenrothes tomorrow.
Currently Iím 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
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« Reply #1545 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


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« Reply #1546 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.
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« Reply #1547 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]




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« Reply #1548 on: September 18, 2019, 07:48:05 PM »

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« Reply #1549 on: October 16, 2019, 08:24:20 AM »

 
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