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Alan de Enfield

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  1. You do know what a 'whispergen' is don't you ? EDIT - In case you don't ; https://www.off-grid.net/whispergen/
  2. Luxury - the nearest to me is 8 miles away.
  3. Gina Miller demands review of Andrew Bailey as Bank of England governor Campaigner says his tenure at FCA marked by ‘negligence, incompetence and indifference’ Campaigners led by Gina Miller are demanding the chancellor launch an independent review into Andrew Bailey’s appointment as Bank of England governor, saying his tenure at the Financial Conduct Authority was characterised by a “toxic cocktail of negligence, incompetence and indifference” that allowed a string of financial scandals to go unchecked. The group has written to the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, and the head of the Treasury select committee, Conservative MP Mel Stride, saying Bailey must answer questions over scandals that wiped out the savings of small investors during his watch as the chief executive of the City regulator. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/feb/25/gina-miller-andrew-bailey-bank-england-governor-fca
  4. 25% missed completely. Yes the problem was getting the crude to ignite hence the use of Napalm and Kero. They did once manage to get it alight but then the waves 'put the fire out'. Fred Carno !!!! Despite direct hits, and a towering inferno of flames and smoke as the oil slick began to burn, the tanker refused to sink. The mission was called off for the day when particularly high spring tides put out the flames. A disappointed statement from the Home Office said "We have been informed officially that the fire in the wreckage of the Torrey Canyon is out. We cannot say at this stage what the next step will be."
  5. Did they really shoot him - I never saw that in the TV series.
  6. It amazes me the huge fleet of 'Windmill Service Boats' that head out of the likes of Hull and Gt Yarmouth to the North Sea Wind Farms. They take 1000s of litres of diesel every day to re-fuel the generators on the windmills. Q - Why would a wind generator need a diesel generator ? A - One of the basic needs of a wind turbine is the provision of auxiliary power. Power is required for cranes mounted on foundations. Once the wind turbine is installed, further power is needed to provide lighting, heating, clean air systems and to turn over sensitive equipment. Typically, this power is provided by small diesel generators; the London Array, the world's largest offshore wind farm, had a diesel generator located on each of its 175 turbines. The Riffgat wind farm (off the German coast) uses 22,000 litres of diesel per month. A robust source of auxiliary power is also required to manage risk in operational wind farms. Wind turbine warranties can be voided if the turbine is without power for more than a few days, radically altering the risk profile and hence insurance requirements of the wind farm. This is reinforced by increasing regulatory pressure - the German regulator requires auxiliary power to be supplied within 12 hours of disconnection from the grid. Diesel generators are reliable, proven technology and a trusted solution to the provision of offshore auxiliary power. However, the logistic costs of refuelling and maintaining the diesels are high. This opex cost can account for over 90% of the cost of providing auxiliary power. Limited space on the wind turbine means that fuel tanks are small and refuelling frequent. The equivalent cost of diesel for an offshore wind turbine can be more than five times what it is onshore. Offshore refuelling also carries the risk of an accident when personnel transfer from boat to turbine, or a fuel spill during refuelling. It is clear that new solutions that reduce diesel usage can significantly cut costs and minimise HSE risks associated with refuelling. So there ya go - Diesel powered eco-friendly wind turbines, who'd have thunk it ?
  7. Don't they only work when you engage reverse ? Surely a simple dashcam type thing would work ?
  8. Not as bad as the 'Magic Roundabout' where you can go around the 'wrong way'
  9. I know one of the current Lancaster pilots, he arranged for this photo to be taken from the Dakota one day when they were 'playing at' Dambusters. Sorry about the reflections, its hanging on my office wall.
  10. Is Iran following Korea and going to be the next 'bubble' ? The number of deaths in Iran have risen again, taking the total fatalities to at least 15. Iranians were urged to stay at home as the official number of Covid-19 infections rose to 95. "It will be safer for people to stay at home. There were 34 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, including 16 people in Qom city," Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told state TV. Two of the dead were elderly women in the northern province of Alborz and the other was a patient in the central province of Markazi, state news agency IRNA said. Situation in South Korea is 'very grave' The novel coronavirus outbreak in South Korea is "very grave", President Moon Jae-in has said. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 60 new cases in its morning update - after three days of triple-digit increases - taking the tally to 893, the largest national total anywhere outside China. The death toll has risen to nine. More than 80 per cent of the infections have been in South Korea's fourth-largest city Daegu and neighbouring North Gyeongsang province. "The situation is very grave," President Moon Jae-in said on a visit to Daegu, before adding: "We will achieve a victory in the fight against this virus." This morning, China's foreign ministry said it was working closely with the governments of South Korea and Japan to strengthen the countries' joint response to the outbreak. UK introduces travel / clinical instructions for anyone coming in from these countries : Six countries added to coronavirus critical list The Department of Health has added Iran, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Northern Italy to the list of places which will need to follow clinical advice. This means if individuals have returned from these specific areas since Feb 19, they should call the NHS 111 service and stay indoors to avoid contact with other people - even if they do not have symptoms. They are: Iran Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy as designated by the government Special care zones in South Korea as designated by the government Hubei province If individuals have returned from the following areas since Feb 19 and develop symptoms, however mild, they should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call 111. They do not need to follow this advice if you have no symptoms, the Department of Health said. Northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini) Vietnam Cambodia Laos Myanmar
  11. Another page from the Zero Emissions 2050 plan. Ammonia is in the plan.
  12. They have already had some practice over the same Res. Mind you the RAF and Fleet Air Arm didn't do a vey good job of hitting a stationary ship (Torrey Canyon) using a total of 161 bombs, 16 rockets, 1,500 long tons of napalm and 44,500 litres of kerosene over several days.
  13. The Italian authorities have decided to introduce stringent restrictions, including a curfew in 11 affected towns in the north of the country, as well as wider travel restrictions. Schools, museums and cinemas have been closed. No 10 said at lunchtime it was planning for “all eventualities” if the number of coronavirus cases were to lift off similarly in the UK – although the prime minister’s spokesman said the risk to the British public remained low at present. “We are well prepared for UK cases. We are using tried and tested procedures to prevent further spread and the NHS is extremely well prepared and used to managing infections,” the spokesman said. The Department of Health believes it will be not until about May that it will be clearer what impact the virus is having on the UK, the rough estimated timescale between any initial arrival of the disease and its fullest extent. So far, however, there have been only a handful of British cases. There have been 13 positive tests for coronavirus during the current outbreak in the country so far, while some Britons returning from China were quarantined for a fortnight in a hospital in the Wirral, near Liverpool. Shutting down movement within the UK is seen as counterproductive, according to the official plan being followed by the department. There is “a lack of scientific evidence on the impact of internal travel restrictions on transmission” and it concludes that “for these reasons, the working presumption will be that government will not impose any such restrictions” on travel in a pandemic situation. Public gatherings are also unlikely to be restricted because there is “very limited evidence that restrictions on mass gatherings will have any significant effect on influenza virus transmission”. Crowded places “are an important indicator of ‘normality’ and may help maintain public morale during a pandemic”. A pandemic virus could kill about 2.5% of the people it infects, a total of 750,000 people in the UK, according to the Department of Health. But emergency planners around the country are supposed to have drawn up contingency plans for a realistic worst-case scenario, which involves managing an illness that kills between 210,000 and 315,000 Britons. Expert estimates, cited by the World Health Organization on Monday, indicate the death rate in Wuhan, the the Chinese city at the centre of the virus, is between 2% and 4% – but more widely across China the figure is at 0.7%. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/government-to-shut-schools-in-event-of-uk-coronavirus-outbreak/ar-BB10kWZf?ocid=spartandhp
  14. The extraordinary torrent of water at a Peak District reservoir following days of torrential rain https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/heavy-rain-weather-warning-snow-17801417
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