Maritime experts who recovered the wreckage of a Royal Navy plane that crashed into the sea during World War Two were stunned to discover its batteries still work 76 years later. The Fairey Barracuda sea plane was found underneath the waves by accident during a seabed survey of the Solent commissioned by workers planning to lay an underwater electricity cable. The Royal Navy torpedo bomber plunged into the water just moments after taking off from HMS Daedelus at Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, for a test flight in 1943. The pilot, a Sub Lieutenant D J Williams, was able to swim the 500m back to shore. In June, the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth, and the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton, Somerset, arranged for the crashed plane to be salvaged in 15ft of water. But now experts have tested the parts found inside the aircraft this summer and miraculously, one of the batteries still charges. The Fairey Barracuda sea plane … [Read more...] about Maritime historians who recovered the wreck of a rare wartime Fairey Barracuda sea plane that has spent 76 years underwater are stunned to find its battery still works
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She's a keen environmentalist on a mission to halt global warming and save the planet. And Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio used her December cover story for Harper's Bazaar Arabia to spread her message. The 38-year-old traveled to Arabia, which she called one of her favorite places, for the photoshoot in the warm waters around Abu Dhabi’s Zaya Nurai Island. Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio used her December cover story for Harper's Bazaar Arabia to spread her message about global warming and pollution in the oceans 'Throughout my career, I visited so many places and spent a lot of time scuba diving in remote locations around the globe,' she told the magazine. 'I got to discover the beauty of underwater life – it’s such a magical world and we’re the ones that need to preserve it,' she said. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Alessandra Ambrosio gets leggy in a black mini-dress at the... Make-up free Alessandra Ambrosio showcases … [Read more...] about Alessandra Ambrosio embraces her inner mermaid as she talks the need to clean up oceans: ‘Underwater life is such a magical world’
Meghan Markle is using her break from royal duties to work with a boss at her former Hollywood publicist on a strategy to raise 'tens of millions of dollars' for the foundation she and her husband are setting up, DailyMailTV can reveal. The Duchess of Sussex is said to be in 'full work mode' behind the scenes during her and Harry's extended vacation. DailyMailTV has learned that The Duchess has been working with PR advisor, fellow American and close friend Keleigh Thomas Morgan on building a U.S. strategy for the charity venture, which has the full name Sussex Royal, The Foundation of the D&D of Sussex. Sources in Los Angeles say that Thomas Morgan has been secretly assisting Meghan on the charity launch and fundraising drive and helping her plot a strategy for the next 18 months. The Duchess of Sussex has been working with Keleigh Thomas Morgan (right), a boss at her former Hollywood publicist, during her break from royal duties Sources in Los Angeles tell DailyMailTV that … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Meghan Markle uses break from royal duties to team up with her old Hollywood PR guru on plan for raising ‘tens of millions’ for her and Prince Harry’s charity
The presidents of Nigeria, Angola, Zimbabwe, Benin and Algeria all have something in common - an apparent lack of faith in the health systems at home.In terms of time spent abroad getting medical help, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, 74, is the first among equals, but in the past year all these heads of state have travelled overseas for health reasons.In many cases they are leaving behind poorly funded health services, which most of their citizens have to rely on.In 2010, the average amount spent on health in African countries per person was $135 (£100) compared to $3,150 in high-income countries, the UN's World Health Organization said.In Zimbabwe, for example, state-run hospitals and clinics often run out of basic medicines like painkillers and antibiotics, according to health watchdog Citizens Health Watch.It says that the public health care system "continues to deteriorate at alarming levels" with lack of money being the main problem.As for Nigeria, the public health … [Read more...] about Why do Buhari, Dos Santos and Mugabe go to hospital abroad?
A photograph of Aaron Collis regularly appeared in the press while he was on trial. It showed a young man in a crowd of friends, whose faces have been pixelated to preserve their anonymity, and it appears to capture a moment of celebration. The group are bunched together, arms in the air, all wearing the same white shirts and roughly knotted blue-and-red striped ties. They could be in school uniform, or party costume. Collis is looking up at the camera, a wide smile exposing a top row of pointed teeth. The photo was taken in a dark room with the flash on, so his face is starkly lit and every pock and mole visible. His eyes are narrowed to slits and his nose seems abnormally large. You can see why the image was used: Collis’s face is distorted, and disturbing. It is a fitting portrait of a paedophile. In October 2009, Collis, then 24 years old, was convicted of committing 11 offences of sexual abuse against five children. He was given an indeterminate sentence, with a minimum … [Read more...] about What should we do about paedophiles?