A time traveller has rolled up to a beach in 1940s Conwall. That's according to droves of social media users commenting on a photograph that has gone viral. The snap, taken on Towan Beach, was posted by Stuart Humphreys who didn't notice anything strange in the image. A huge crowd of sunbathers are seen across the stretch of shoreline in September 1943, the Mirror reports. One man in a brown suit, however, looks like he'd fit in the year 2018. He appears to be staring into a mobile phone screen. Stuart then Tweeted: “British war workers escape to the seaside - this Cornish beach was photographed in September 1943. “(It would be lovely if one of you were able to identify which beach!)” But as soon as he posted the seaside shot, Twitter users pointed out that it had a very unusual scene among the rolled up trousers, panama hats and deckchairs. Getting the date wrong, South London History replied: “Er...is it just me or is this guy checking his … [Read more...] about ‘Time traveller using mobile phone’ spotted in 1940s snap sparks Twitter frenzy
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Eagle eyed social media users are convinced that a time traveller has turned up in a 1940s beach shot. The man in a scruffy brown suit can clearly be seen in the middle of the wartime photo peering into what appears to be a mobile phone . Around him are dozens of sun-loving beachgoers soaking up the last of the summer rays in September 1943. The image was taken on Towan Beach, Cornwall, and posted online by Stuart Humphrys, who initially didn’t spot the decade dodger. He Tweeted: “British war workers escape to the seaside - this Cornish beach was photographed in September 1943. “(It would be lovely if one of you were able to identify which beach!)” But as soon as he posted the seaside shot, Twitter users pointed out that it had a very unusual scene among the rolled up trousers, panama hats and deckchairs. Getting the date wrong, South London History replied: “Er...is it just me or is this guy checking his phone…..in the 1950s?” Dr Kevin … [Read more...] about ‘Time traveller using mobile phone’ spotted in 1940s photograph of beach goers
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Stefan Ingves The head of the Basel Committee of global banking regulators says financial firms should be careful about approaching Bitcoin — even if most countries can't agree on how to regulate cryptocurrencies. Published on February 19, 2018 4:55 pm Stefan Ingves isn’t supposed to have his job. Since 2011 he has chaired a group of international regulators known as the Basel Committee that is charged with designing better rules for the global financial system in the wake of the 2008 crisis. His term technically ended in June, but since nobody else stepped forward, “I do what I do,” he told Handelsblatt. What he has done, is to finally corral a bunch of unruly regulators around the world into agreeing a new set of accords — referred to as Basel III by regulators and Basel IV by banks — that tighten capital requirements for financial institutions. While many countries still have complaints — Europeans complain it … [Read more...] about Basel Committee chief Stefan Ingves warns banks on Bitcoin
Just don't ask the Co Down man if he thinks his mental game needs an overhaul in the wake of his latest Masters disappointment. The American mental coach Dr Gio Valiante meted out some tough love to the pride of Holywood after watching him shoot 74 in the final round at Augusta National to finish six strokes behind Patrick Reed. "That was five hours of choking," Valiante said bluntly, adding the mental block McIlroy admitted to in 2016 was now a block "with a capital B." "Who?" McIlroy said curtly when asked if he'd absorbed Valiante's, or anyone else's post-Masters analysis. "No, I switched my cell phone off for about five days and didn't look at anything, for obvious reasons. I don't know who Gio Valiante is." Was it his mental game? "No. Not necessarily. I just didn't hit the right shots at the right time. It's as simple as that." McIlroy was in Adare to talk about the 2020 JP McManus Pro-Am but the new Adare's uncanny similarities to Augusta National appeared to fuel the flow … [Read more...] about McIlroy dismisses ‘mental block’ theories following his final-round woe at Masters