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The making of new WW1 anthology

10 July 2014 13:38:50 BBC News - UK

The making of new WW1 anthology

Vice All News Time10 July 2014 13:38:50


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Laboratory that makes flight data recorders reveals the secrets of the device that could solve the MH370 mystery

29 March 2014 04:37:59 News | Mail Online

Top flight recorder laboratory provides insight on recovering data from black boxes, like that of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Vice All News Time29 March 2014 04:37:59


MH370 'flight-deck fire' similar to one that broke out on same Boeing model

28 March 2014 14:12:38 News | Mail Online

Stewarts Law, which has litigated in a series of recent air disasters, believes that a flight-deck fire and oxygen failure may have caused the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Vice All News Time28 March 2014 14:12:38


Missing, presumed dead

25 March 2014 13:42:04 BBC News - UK

The relatives of passengers on board missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 have been told their loved ones have died and the plane crashed in the ocean. But how hard is it to mourn a missing person?

Vice All News Time25 March 2014 13:42:04


Missing flight MH370 'fell to 12,000ft after cabin emergency': New clues as officials suggest plane veered left because of unexpected crisis

24 March 2014 12:39:41 News | Mail Online

The missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 dropped in altitude after making a surprise 'sharp left turn' over the South China Sea, an official has revealed.

Vice All News Time24 March 2014 12:39:41


Now France says it has satellite images of objects that could be from missing MH370 airliner

23 March 2014 16:15:18 News | Mail Online

It is the latest word of such images that officials are hoping will help solve one of the world's great aviation mysteries, after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing.

Vice All News Time23 March 2014 16:15:18


Search area for MH370 dramatically narrowed as US officials hone in on satellite signals from engine

20 March 2014 03:34:21 News | Mail Online

Investigators have halved the scope of the search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 to an area roughly the size of Arizona, off the coast of Australia, it emerged late Wednesday.

Vice All News Time20 March 2014 03:34:21


Mechanical v human: Why do planes crash?

14 March 2014 12:37:52 BBC News - UK

Mystery still surrounds the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-370 but the speculation going on reveals something about laymen's assumptions about air crashes.

Vice All News Time14 March 2014 12:37:52


US officials 'convinced' two separate communications systems on Malaysian jet were DELIBERATELY shut down 14-minutes apart as it emerges the aircraft was 'pinging' at FIVE hours after it vanished and was still flying

14 March 2014 02:32:15 News | Mail Online

US officials believe that two communications systems aboard Malaysian Airlines flight 370 were shut down separately, 14 minutes apart - meaning that the plane did not come down because of a catastrophic failure.

Vice All News Time14 March 2014 02:32:15


Hijacked and hidden? US counter-terror officials fear plane could have been captured after debris spotted by Chinese is ruled out and new data reveals it was airborne FOUR hours after vanishing

13 March 2014 12:07:38 News | Mail Online

US investigators officials believe that Malaysian Airlines flight 370 remained airborne for four more hours after vanishing from its last recorded position - raising the startling prospect the plane was hijacked.

Vice All News Time13 March 2014 12:07:38


Has MH370 finally been found? Search teams flock to spot of suspected crash site after China releases satellite image of debris in the South China Sea... where rescuers first started looking

13 March 2014 03:41:17 News | Mail Online

A Chinese satellite searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 has found what it is calling a 'suspected crash area at sea' - releasing images of what they are describing as 'large, floating, objects' in the South China Sea.

Vice All News Time13 March 2014 03:41:17


MH370 live: As search enters sixth day officials warn hunt for missing Malaysian jet could take MONTHS

12 March 2014 19:38:34 mirror - News

Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is still missing and officials today said they are extending the size of the search to an area the size of the UK

Vice All News Time12 March 2014 19:38:34


'Alright, goodnight': The last words from cockpit of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370

12 March 2014 09:22:25 mirror - News

Relatives of the missing passengers have been told details of the eerie final communication

Vice All News Time12 March 2014 09:22:25


Live missing Malaysia Airlines jet updates as search enters fifth day - now YOU can help solve mystery

12 March 2014 08:45:55 mirror - News

Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is still missing but thanks to detailed satellite images you can now help find the aircraft from your home

Vice All News Time12 March 2014 08:45:55


Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight: Live updates as search enters fifth day and now YOU can help solve mystery

11 March 2014 23:45:58 mirror - News

Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is still missing but thanks to detailed satellite images you can now help find the aircraft from your home

Vice All News Time11 March 2014 23:45:58


How YOU can help find missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370

11 March 2014 23:09:05 mirror - News

Thousands of people from around the world are now helping with the search effort thanks to advanced satellite images

Vice All News Time11 March 2014 23:09:05


Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: Timeline of events so far as whereabouts of Flight 370 remains unknown

10 March 2014 05:22:13 mirror - News

Recap on all the developments since Beijing-bound Flight MH370 left Kuala Lumpur on Friday

Vice All News Time10 March 2014 05:22:13


Shell sells £700m of natural gas assets to Kuwait

20 January 2014 11:03:36 Finance News - Business news from the UK and world

Chief executive says disposal of stakes in two Australian businesses, which follows shock profit warning last week, is evidence of 'hard choices' being taken        

Vice All News Time20 January 2014 11:03:36


British diplomat seen balancing on balcony before plunging to death from Romanian hotel window

17 January 2014 00:36:26 mirror - News

The 47-year-old was seen in his seventh-floor room by shocked witnesses before he fell - he worked at the British embassy in Bucharest, 370 miles from Baia Mare

Vice All News Time17 January 2014 00:36:26


Two dead as second US military chopper in 24 hours crashes in Norfolk - but this time in the US

09 January 2014 02:22:42 mirror - News

The US Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon chopper crashed off the coast of  Norfolk, Virginia - less than a day after a Pave Hawk downed in Norfolk, England

Vice All News Time09 January 2014 02:22:42


Rescue mission underway after US military helicopter with five people on board crashes into the sea

08 January 2014 19:16:59 mirror - News

The US Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon chopper crashed off the coast of  Norfolk, Virginia - less than 24 hours after a Pave Hawk downed in Norfolk, England

Vice All News Time08 January 2014 19:16:59


Video: Man sells left TESTICLE for $35,000 to buy his dream sports car

28 November 2013 19:46:29 mirror - News

Mark Parisi wants a Nissan 370 and won't stop at anything to get it - including chopping off one of his most intimate body parts - is he nuts?

Vice All News Time28 November 2013 19:46:29


Dozens of LNG platforms to be developed - Shell

21 October 2013 07:40:22 Finance News - Business news from the UK and world

Dozens of floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels will be developed by the energy industry over the next two decades, according to Royal Dutch Shell        

Vice Finance Time21 October 2013 07:40:22


Grade-two listed farmhouse with landscaped gardens put on the market for just £395,000... in the middle of huge industrial estate

22 July 2013 13:01:27 News | Mail Online

Hunts Copse Farm, in South Marston, Wiltshire, was once the centre of a 370-acre farmstead. Now it is surrounded by a Honda factory, and a B&Q the size of 20 football pitches.

Vice All News Time22 July 2013 13:01:27


Missing man's family plead for yacht search off New Zealand to go on

01 July 2013 08:11:55 Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | theguardian.com

British Green party activist Matthew Wootton was on vintage yacht that has not been heard of for several weeks The family of 35-year-old British man Matthew Wootton, one of seven passengers on a vintage wooden yacht missing in heavy seas between New Zealand and Australia, still hopes he will be found alive. Wootton, from Lancaster, was on board the Nina, a famous 85-year-old schooner sailing from the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, to Newcastle on the New South Wales mid-north coast. The yacht has not been heard from for three weeks, and New Zealand search and rescue services are scouring the area for any sign of the missing schooner or its crew. Wootton, a Green party activist, had been traveling for about three and a half years – mostly in the Americas – and Australia was to be his last stop before heading home, his family said. Wootton's sister Lara told the Daily Mail her brother was "very environmentally aware" and travelled by boat or public transport when possible. "He has been staying with local people in all the places he's been and is interested in learning about different cultures." Wootton was writing sporadically about his travels, and the last post on his blog, written last July while on board a freighter, was a piece about facing his fears of the ocean. Wootton's mother Susan said the family hoped the search for her son would continue, and criticised the Rescue Co-ordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ), which is running the search effort with help from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. "We are on the internet every minute of the day trying to find some news," she said. "We just want the New Zealand coastguard to keep on looking for the boat. They've only searched one third of the area they should be searching." Monday's search, building on the 500,000 square nautical miles already covered, concentrated on looking for a liferaft in an area off the extreme northern tip of New Zealand. The search was due to be called off for the day at 6pm local time (7am BST), RCCNZ told Guardian Australia. "Then overnight the search and the results of the search are re-evaluated," to make a decision on whether the continue the next day. The boat left Opua, on the east coast of the Northland area of New Zealand on 29 May and the last reported sighting was on 4 June. Ten days later RCCNZ initiated a search after concerns were raised by family and friends of the crew. "Our records show that conditions at the last known position for the vessel, on 4 June, were very rough, with winds of 80kmh, gusting to 110kmh, and swells of up to 8 metres," rescue co-ordinator Kevin Banaghan said. Wootton's family were made aware that he was on board the vessel only by people he had met while travelling, who became concerned when they heard the boat was missing. Former Green party colleagues tweeted concern for their friend after hearing the news. "An absolute tragedy. My great friend Matt Wootton is on this boat. I hope he's ok," wrote Brighton councillor Ben Duncan. "Matt Wootton, my #GreenParty and #GreenWordsWorkshop companero, is lost at sea off New Zealand. A grim day for the movement. Missing him so," wrote Green politician Rupert Read. Wootton joined the Nina's crew in New Zealand, along with the boat's owners David Dyche, 58; his wife, Rosemary, 60; and their son, 17-year-old David, who was due to start college in the US after this trip. Also on board was their friend Evi Nemeth, 73, and two other as-yet unnamed crew members aged 28 and 18. All crew besides Wootton are from the US. Rosemary's son Justin Donovan told Fairfax Media the family were all experienced sailors. ''At this point, I hate to say that reality is overriding optimism,'' he said. ''With having no contact for weeks, and searches coming up with nothing, it is very hard to stay optimistic.'' The Nina carried a Spot tracker, a satellite phone and an emergency beacon (EPIRB), but the beacon was not activated. There is no requirement for offshore crew to carry personal locator beacons on such trips, and it is not know wehther the Nina's crew had them. The last verbal contact from the vessel was a phone call made about 370 nautical miles west-north-west of Cape Reinga. from Nemeth to a meteorologist, Bob McDavitt, asking how to escape the bad conditions they had encountered. McDavitt told Guardian Australia he suggested to Nemeth the Nina should "tweak their position" to head south and then "heave to", meaning hold their position to wait out the southerly storm and eight-metre seas, including 12-metre swells about four times an hour. McDavitt said he sent a few more updates via text to the satellite phone, and the final contact from the Nina was a text message a day later. "ANY UPDATE 4 NINA?.... EVI." It was the last known contact made by the Nina. US sailor Lauren Buchholz, currently in New Zealand, told Guardian Australia she had met and sailed with the Dyche family on the Nina through French Polynesia and Tonga two years ago, and believed they knew what they were doing. "It definitely is a large, older boat and would not be the easiest thing to deal with short-handed, but that is why they always had crew on board," Buchholz said. "We ended up doing a few larger crossings around the same time as them if I remember, and we are usually quite weather conscious, so that would lend me to infer than they were using good seamanship as far as that goes," she said. Five aerial searches have been conducted by RCCNZ based on various scenarios covering an area of 600,000 square nautical miles, as well as two aerial searches of the New Zealand shoreline looking for wreckage. In 1928 Nina won a famous race from New York to Santander, Spain, where it was met at the dock by King Alfonso. It went on to become the first American boat to win the Fastnet race through the English channel and Irish Sea. New Zealand Green party Sailing holidays Helen Davidson guardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds  

Vice All News Time01 July 2013 08:11:55


Qatar prepares for leadership handover

24 June 2013 03:29:44 Football news, match reports and fixtures | theguardian.com

Emir and prime minister of the influential Gulf state about to step down, al-Jazeera says Qatar seems to be preparing its population of nearly 2 million for new leadership, with the emir and prime minister apparently ready to step down. The tiny country, the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, is a global investment powerhouse, a growing force in international media and sport, and a financial backer of Arab Spring revolts. The Qatari-owed al-Jazeera television channel said the emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, 61, would meet ruling family members and decision makers on Monday "amid reports that he intends to hand over power to his crown prince, Sheikh Tamim". The satellite channel said it had learned of the news from "reliable Qatari sources", but provided no further details. Diplomats said this month the emir was considering an orderly transfer of power that would probably begin with the departure of the powerful prime minister and foreign minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, 53. Arab and Western diplomats said they understood the motive was the emir's desire to have a smooth transition to a younger generation. Such a transition would be unusual for Gulf Arab states where leaders usually die in office. They said they expected the reshuffle to take one of two courses – either Sheikh Tamim would replace Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim as the prime minister until he takes over as emir when his father eventually steps down, or the deputy prime minister, Ahmed al-Mahmoud, would become the next prime minister when Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim steps aside. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim has been prime minister since 2007 and has played a key role in positioning Qatar as a powerbroker in the region. He is also chairman of the board of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), a position he is expected to retain. QIA has estimated assets of between $100bn and $200bn. The emir has elevated the country's international profile in recent years through the launch and development of the al-Jazeera television network, as well as its successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup. The Gulf state has played a substantial role in promoting the Arab Spring, lending significant support to rebels who ousted former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and to the uprising seeking to topple the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad. It has also hosted a delegation of the Afghan Taliban, which opened an office in Doha last week in preparation for an expected revival of talks with the United States. Other political crises and wars Qatar has tackled include Yemen, Somalia, Lebanon, Darfur and the Palestinian territories, often hosting peace talks on its own soil to try to prove it can punch above its weight in international diplomacy. Sheikh Tamim is only 33. But Eman Ebed Alkadi of Eurasia Group consultants wrote that she did not expect Qatari domestic priorities or foreign policy to change significantly with a change of ruler. "Tamim has controlled key policies in Qatar for some time, and shares his father's views on political development in Qatar and economic diversification", Alkadi wrote. Qatar Middle East and North Africa Al-Jazeera World Cup 2022 Bashar al-Assad Taliban guardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds        

Vice All News Time24 June 2013 03:29:44


Shifting arguments for the New Bus

20 May 2013 14:33:41 BBC News - UK

Shifting arguments for London's new bus

Vice All News Time20 May 2013 14:33:41


Andrew Dawick: Father who went begging with a 'homeless and hungry' sign was actually living in a terraced house while claiming £370 a week in benefits

10 May 2013 09:16:01 News | Mail Online

Andrew Dawick (pictured), who lives at his home in Blackpool with his family, was targeted by authorities who wanted to remove 'professional' beggars from the seaside resort.

Vice All News Time10 May 2013 09:16:01


Post Office workers announce new strike over plan to close 70 branches

30 April 2013 20:15:31 Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | theguardian.com

Union members vote to walk out on 7 May as company presses ahead with move to franchise out 'crown' branches to retailers Post Office workers on Tuesday announced plans for their fourth strike since Easter after the company confirmed plans to transfer 70 of its big high street and city centre branches to retailers. The Communication Workers Union (CWU), said the plan to franchise out 70 of the Post Office's 370 "crown" branches would "rip the heart out" of the network. Billy Hayes, general secretary of the CWU, said: "This is a seminal moment for the Post Office. Closure and franchising plans would decimate the remaining crown network, slashing it by over 20%." The CWU's 4,000 crown post office members on Tuesday voted nine-to-one in favour of a full-day strike on 7 May, the day after the May bank holiday. Staff have already held three strikes against the franchising plan since Easter Saturday, including a half-day strike on Monday. The Post Office, which is state-owned and receiving £1.3bn of taxpayer subsidy, said franchising out 70 of the crown branches was essential to securing the future of the service. Kevin Gilliland, the Post Office's sales director, said the crown network of the biggest post offices across the country is "losing £40m a year of public money" and "must change the way they operate to ensure long term viability". The CWU claims up to 800 Post Office jobs will be affected and staff are likely to receive inferior pay, pension and working conditions if they are transferred to retailers' books. The Post Office said it had offered crown network staff an "extremely fair" £3,400 staged payment in recompense. The payment is worth about one sixth of an average Post Office employee's annual salary. The company said it was "extremely disappointed" at the union's "refusal to understand the need for the Post Office to undertake these critical modernisation plans to transform its crown network into a viable business that is not reliant on public money". It said the pay offer was "extremely fair at a time when business is losing money and when there are pay freezes in place across parts of the Post Office and many other organisations". The Post Office said there would be no compulsory redundancies, and staff would have the option of being transferred to the retailer taking over their post office or switching to a different branch. The union said the plans were a government cost-cutting measure. "They want to reduce the amount of money provided for Post Office services and these cuts are leading to deeply unpopular proposals to close crown post offices and remove services from the high street," Hayes said. Crown post offices represent just 3% of the nationwide network of 11,800 branches, but are generally the largest offices and handle 20% of all transactions and 40% of financial services sales, a key growth area for the Post Office. Six years ago 85 crown outlets were closed in the Post Office's last turnaround plan, 70 of them were moved into WH Smith stores. The Post Office said it had already received 150 expressions of interest from retailers keen to run post offices services in their stores. Subject to a public consultation the crown branches will be transferred to the winning retailers before April 2015. The Post Office was, along with Royal Mail, part of the General Post Office until it was abolished in 1969. The Post Office became independent of Royal Mail, which the government is planning to privatise , in April last year. Post Office Retail industry Trade unions Rupert Neate guardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds        

Vice Bussines Time30 April 2013 20:15:31


New concourse at New Street station

28 April 2013 03:07:34 BBC News - UK

A new concourse is opening to passengers later as part of a £600m redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station.

Vice All News Time28 April 2013 03:07:34