PUBLISHED: 12:20 02 September 2010 Marina Soteriou Cutty Sark fire damage Archant A COUNCILLOR has called for a completion date to be set for the re-opening of the Cutty Sark six months after the taxpayer bailed out the doom-ridden restoration project. Nigel Fletcher, Conservative spokesperson for the Olympics and Environment on Greenwich council, said a more specific timescale needs to be set to give people confidence that the project is being managed properly following a series of mishaps.He said: “There should be a timescale in place. To say towards the end of next year is not an exact timescale. An exact date would be sensible and go towards re-assuring people that everything is on track.”In February this year, taxpayers stepped in to meet the £3 million shortfall to restore the ship in time for the 2012 London Olympic Games.The grant was made up of contributions by … [Read more...] about Greenwich: Will the Cutty Sark be ready for the Olympics?
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There are only two more rounds to go in the Fortnite World Cup qualifying round, with entry to the $30m July finals up for grabs. Tensions are getting high for some well-known players, such as the hugely popular Tfue, who is looking unlikely to qualify for duos. If competitive Fortnite remains a mystery to you, this beginner’s guide might help you jump in and enjoy the final qualifying rounds. The format: Qualifying is split into two groups — solo for single players and duos for teams of two. Players must be at least level 15 to enter, but there are no other restrictions — everyone, worldwide, is open to compete. Players earn points for winning royale, a placing finish and for kills. There are ten qualifying rounds overall, with qualifying points cumulative across all rounds.The storm: Once all 100 players have landed on the island at the start of a game, they rush to gather materials and weapons to stock up for the fight ahead. Soon after, a storm descends on the … [Read more...] about GameTech: Get ready for Fortnite World Cup
Northern Ireland By Rebekah Logan BBC NI News 29 April 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47977485 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit Sport may dominate our thoughts at the weekend but, when it … [Read more...] about Is sport ready for the Brexit challenge?
Picture: AFP Tel Aviv. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on path for victory in Israel's elections on Wednesday after nearly complete results put him in position to form a right-wing coalition and further extend his long tenure in office, reported AFP. The results from Tuesday's vote came despite corruption allegations against the 69-year-old premier and put him on track to become Israel's longest-serving prime minister later this year. His Likud party looked set to finish with a similar number of seats in parliament to his main rival, ex-military chief Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White alliance, Israeli media reported. But with 97 percent of the vote counted, results showed the Likud and other right-wing parties allied to him with some 65 seats in the 120-seat parliament, the reports said. The result would seem to leave President Reuven Rivlin, whose task it is to ask one of the candidates to form a government, with little choice but to pick Netanyahu. Intensive … [Read more...] about AFP: Netanyahu on path for victory in Israeli election
Police estimated that around 10,000 protesters descended on downtown Helsinki on Saturday to protest the government's inaction over combatting climate change.Protesters carried placards and chanted as they made their way through the centre of Helsinki from the Senate Square over to the steps of the Parliament House, starting at 2.00pm.Demonstrators called for drastic political measures and structural reforms to ensure that the global mean temperature does not rise by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius and that consumers do not end up bearing the brunt of the burden for effecting change.Organisers such as Katja Hintikainen said they originally expected between 5,000 and 10,000 protesters."The next government has to make the right call," said fellow organiser Matti Ikonen from the "Irreplaceable" (Korvaamaton) campaign. "If we continue to do nothing for another four years I don't know what we'll be able to do."Concrete measures demanded by the march organisers include halting the sale of … [Read more...] about 10K marchers in Helsinki call for decisive climate action from next govt