Month: June 2015

Celebrations as IOC grants Squash 2020 place

I am quite sure they will be many celebrations IF the International Olympic Committee (IOC) finally grant squash a place at the Olympics. For many it may be surprising to learn that Squash has never been in the Olympics, nevertheless Squash is of course worthy of being an Olympic sport by the Latin definition : Citius – Altius – Fortius, Faster – Higher – Stronger. Unfortunately this motto is as old and irrelevant now as the language it is written in, I would suggest Eximius -Pecuniam – Lucrum might be more fitting for the modern age. Such is the case, that vast amounts...

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65 Reasons to Vote Independent (Applies Everywhere)

The British ‘Democratic’ system is broken Posted during the 65 days leading up to the UK General Election 2015 here is the run down in full for posterity. Just for the record, as no Independent was standing in my constituency I am one of the proud Million+ who voted Green that under the corrupt system are only represented by 1 seat out of 650   No.1 – Britain in 2015 has more than 90,000 CHILDREN living on the streets and 3.5 Million living in poverty – Statistic & Facts No.2 – Michael Sheen slam NHS cuts and “bland” politicians. No.3...

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The Early Diver Catches the Shark

This morning we will be using the zodiacs and the captain has said we can go to the North side of the plateau, but has advised that it will be rough and those not comfortable with performing a negative entry might want to sit this one out Those were the words that prefaced the 6:00am dive briefing, but everybody wanted to go back to the North of Daedalus Reef in the Red Sea because yesterday some had seen Hammerhead sharks, surely a species that every diver wants to tick off the list of ‘must sees’ before hanging up their fins. Some did...

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Is it Flight Safe Malevolence ?

“Hand held devices may be used during takeoff and landing as long as they are are in flight safe mode !” For many years we were told that all mobile devices must be switched off for these two most dangerous transitions of air travel, more recently however this practise has been relaxed to allow us to continue our obsession with our most treasured tech devices throughout our journey. What is flight safe mode? Well essentially  it is a setting that disables the functionality of cellular and wifi connectivity which one could be forgiven for assuming could affect the safety...

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As Dangerous as a Shark!

“Ohh, be careful!” That has been the standard response from those to whom I have mentioned that I am about to embark on a week long live-aboard in the Red Sea entitled ‘Project Shark” Now, it has to be noted that the despite the trip title, there is of course no guarantee that I will even see a single shark. The aim of ‘Project Shark’ is to highlight the global issues facing sharks, with a Red Sea focus and learn about the various species of shark in the Red Sea and their biggest predator. You see, whilst sharks are well...

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