Patient bull-terrierDecember 10, 2015 at 2:43 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Odd news from around the world
MH370 was crippled by sudden electrical failure: “Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 suffered a sudden and catastrophic loss of power that left it flying on auto-pilot until it ran out of fuel and crashed in the ocean, a report has suggested. The Boeing 777 is widely believed to have ditched in the Indian Ocean after disappearing on March 8 last year en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, killing all 239 people on board. Crash investigators revealed the jet’s Satellite Data Unit (SDU) had unexpectedly tried to log on to a satellite around an hour and a half after the flight took off. This request – known as a handshake or ping – was likely to have been caused by a power failure on board. The SDU was able to reboot itself, after the auxiliary power unit kicked to restore electricity, allowing it to send a series of subsequent pings that allowed experts to locate its final position hundreds of miles away in the southern Indian Ocean. However, according to The Daily Beast, the ATB report said many of the plane’s other electrical systems shut down, leaving the pilots powerless to control the aircraft.”
Mother-of-three who spent £1,500 on 300 Christmas presents for her children insists they’re NOT spoilt: “A mother who loves to shower her three children with 85 presents each on Christmas Day has defended her right to overindulge them. Emma Tapping, 27, from the Isle of Man, was met with criticism from around the world when she shared a picture of the mountain of presents, that cost around £1,500, under her Christmas tree on Instagram. She told FEMAIL she was shocked after the picture was taken and turned into an image that went viral with the caption: ‘Nearly time for all the materialistic parents to compete and broadcast how many presents their kids have on Facebook! Just remember theres some children who dont get much [sic].’ People left comments on the picture accusing Emma of spoiling her children and forgetting the true meaning of Christmas”
Sacré bleu! French wine from Britain!: “Taittinger will become the first French champagne company to produce bubbly in the UK after buying farmland in Kent. The company has teamed up with British wine firm Hatch Mansfield and private investors to purchase 69 hectares of farmland at Stone Stile Farm in Kent, south east England, in the £4m investment plan. Forty hectares of this will be planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier vines to produce sparkling wine. The company said it had chosen the former apple farm, close to Canterbury, due to a combination of soil, climate and topography. The drink can not be called Champagne, because that is exclusive to the north east French region where it is made. ‘The plots to be planted are a maximum of 80 metres above sea level, with chalk soil and south-facing slopes, creating an ideal ‘terroir’ to plant and grow high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier vines”
Fake doctor who treated hundreds of patients on cruise ships finally arrested after working undetected for FIVE years: “An unidentified man who allegedly posed as a doctor and treated hundreds of patients on board cruise ships has been arrested in Berlin. The 40-year-old Berliner is said to have worked on boats for at least five years, including most recently on board AIDA Cruises, while not having the relevant qualifications or licence to practice. It is thought the man, who trained as a nurse, faked his credentials but the details of the case are still under investigation. The man was arrested by police at Berlin Tegel Airport after flying back from Miami. He had been working for AIDA Cruise since 2014 and had received a monthly salary of around 7,500 euros (£5,400). It is thought the fake doctor had also been working for some time for other cruise lines prior to his most recent position.”
British hospital food you woulodn’t give to a dog: “A hospital once given an award for its fresh food has been slammed by a father who said he wouldn’t feed it to his dog. Darren Graham, 47, and wife, Caroline, visited the Rumbles Restaurant at the West Middlesex University Hospital a number of times while their son, Harvey, had an operation on his broken leg. The father-of-one was outraged to hear the hospital had won an award for its food based on his son’s experience of what was served. He said: ‘My wife and I were using the canteen because the ward wouldn’t feed us. ‘We went four times over four days and every time we were there we said we aren’t coming back. But because it’s the only place to get food we did eat there. Mr Graham said he was was more worried about the ‘slop’ given to his son, Harvey, who was in the hospital after breaking his leg in a basketball accident. ‘But the food was cold and on one occasion the plate was hotter than the food. ‘My son isn’t getting the protein and nourishment he needs because the food is disgusting”
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