PUBLISHED: 19:30 26 November 2018 Jane Hunt Police at the scene at Ravenswood Avenue McDonalds Picture: ARCHANT A teenager accused of stabbing a 16-year-old boy in the car park of an Ipswich branch of McDonald’s has told a court he was carrying a knife after being stabbed on two earlier occasions. Giving evidence during his trial at Ipswich Crown Court, Rishawn Mohammed said he had been stabbed in June 2017 in the Ravenswood area of Ipswich and again earlier this year in the Chantry area of the town.He accepted that when he was stabbed in June last year, he had a knife hidden in his shoe and subsequently admitted having a knife in his possession.Mohammed said that on June 13 this year he took a knife from his grandmother’s kitchen because he feared he might be stabbed again.He claimed that while he was at the Ravenswood branch of McDonald’s, he was attacked by a 16-year-old boy and his 17-year-old friend and had pulled out the knife when … [Read more...] about Stabbing accused tells court he was carrying a blade after being knifed twice previously
News Related: Virgin Atlantic All 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets operated by Virgin Atlantic are affected by dangerous faults with their Rolls-Royce engines. This means that Virgin has suffered a seriously disruptive 2018. Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending As a result, they have leased extra aircraft, and as many as three of the 258-seat 787-9s have been taken out of service at one time. What Is Wrong With Their Engines? There are durability issues with components used in the engine. In particular, there are wear issues affecting the fan blades and the re-design of the problem parts won’t be fully incorporated in their 787 fleet until 2022. What Are They Flying Now? Delta operates some Virgin flights while their planes are out of action and four 287-seat Airbus A330-200 planes are being used on flights from Manchester, which were previously operated by Air Berlin. They have been painted in Virgin’s livery but retain their old layout, with the addition of a … [Read more...] about Virgin’s Dreamliner Disaster: Engine Blades Show Concerning Wear & Pilots Strike!
By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Updated 4:04 pm PST, Friday, November 16, 2018 BEFORE: The Bay Bridge. BEFORE: The Bay Bridge. Photo: Ngrossling/Instagram Photo: Ngrossling/Instagram Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 BEFORE: The Bay Bridge. BEFORE: The Bay Bridge. Photo: Ngrossling/Instagram Oakland or ‘Blade Runner’? It’s hard to tell in this side-by-side image 1 / 24 Back to Gallery "Blade Runner 2049" is set more than three decades from now, but the dystopia neo-noir future feels closer than ever given the Bay Area's noxious air this week. The skies of Oakland are so orange and hazy, they appear to be ripped from the backdrop of Ridley Scott's sci-fi … [Read more...] about Oakland or ‘Blade Runner’? It’s hard to tell in this side-by-side image
“That’s a lot of blades that are cracking,” the NTSB’s chief aviation safety investigator John DeLisi said. “Is this a surprise...to see blades being pulled from service long before the expected fatigue life?”The hearing came as investigators continue to zero-in on the sequence of events that led to a fan blade breaking off and damaging the surrounding engine cowling on a Boeing 737 during Southwest Flight 1380 from New York to Dallas on April 17.The debris created by the engine failure then flew into the fuselage, causing a window to separate from the aircraft and leading to the death of passenger Jennifer Riordan, who suffered severe injuries when she was partially sucked out of the plane. It was the first fatality on a U.S. commercial aircraft since 2009. Interviews with the flight crew released Wednesday provided new details about the chaotic moments immediately after the engine failure as well as the desperate effort by flight attendants and two … [Read more...] about Safety hearing reveals new details on cracked fan blade blamed in fatal Southwest accident in April
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Oct 27, 2018 FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — The old heads inside the annex of the recreation center at Carter Park stopped their game of dominoes the minute Bennie Blades walked through the door. A little bigger now than when he played his nine seasons with the Detroit Lions, Blades still cuts an imposing figure wherever he goes. “That’s the enforcer,” one of the center’s regulars, a 70-something-year-old man with a Bluetooth in his left ear, said as Blades made his way to a small kitchen in the back, packed with bags of hamburger and hot dog buns and boxes of chips and Capri Suns for the Kids Festival later that day. Two decades after he retired from the NFL due to back problems, Blades remains an icon in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He made his name here as a football and track star as a youth. He went on to play for some of the greatest college football teams in history just down … [Read more...] about Ex-Lions safety Bennie Blades still feels sting of NFL career