Showing posts with label CRB checks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CRB checks. Show all posts

Monday, 1 October 2012

Illegal parents: Alcohol enemas: Double-Decker follow through: Kentish chickens: Vegas shooting gallery: and Floss that.

Chucking it dahn at the Castle this morn, oodles of lack of cold, more than a whimsy of atmospheric movement and no sight of solar stuff at all. 

And all the skywater is cocking up the interweb thingy-again...

More than a bit late, been dahn to Tesco on the stale bread, gruel and his Maj’s food run, and overslept from our grand day out dahn in the motor museum place.

But it was enjoyable, we saw lots of internal combustion driven vehicles, had a bit of a walk, thought about happy slapping some teenagers until we realised that none of us could run fast or far enough to carry it out so we settled for a cup of coffee and a bun near the toilets.
Followed by a "proper" roast beef, yorkshires, roast tatties, and some green stuff for  lunch dahn by the seaside.
A bit of flash stuff

A bit of nostalgia

Something for the donor riders

And something to make happy men very old
And as always where there are motors there is always a dodgy dealer.



A school has banned parents from watching their children take part in sports events - unless they pass criminal records check.
The Isambard Community School in Swindon, Wilts, insists all parents must clear a Criminal Records Bureau check to weed out potential paedophiles.
The school introduced the new measure at the start of the term to prevent strangers from accessing other parts of the school from the playing fields.
A spokesman said: "It is with regret that from now on we will be unable to accommodate parents wishing to spectate at our sports fixtures unless they are in possession of an up-to-date Swindon Council CRB check.

Oh dear here we go again...

There is apparently a new craze among students, in order to get smashed quicker than imbibing they have “invented” the alcohol enema.
When Alexander "Xander" Broughton, 20, was delivered to the hospital in Knoxville Tennessee after midnight on Sept. 22, his blood alcohol level was measured at 0.448 percent — nearly six times the intoxication that defines drunken driving in the state. Injuries to his rectum led hospital officials to fear he had been sodomized.
Police documents show that when an officer interviewed a fellow fraternity member about what happened, the student said the injuries had been caused by an alcohol enema.
"It is believed that members of the fraternity were utilizing rubber tubing inserted into their rectums as a conduit for alcohol," according to a police report.
While Broughton told police he remembered participating in a drinking game with fellow members of the Pi Kappa Alpha chapter, he denied having an alcohol enema. Police concluded otherwise from evidence they found at the frat house, including boxes of Franzia Sunset Blush wine.
"He also had no recollection of losing control of his bowels and defecating on himself," according to a university police report that includes photos of the mess left behind in the fraternity house after the party. 

Oh shit....well bugger me-or him...


Some sadistic Muppet has come up with a spiffing idea, a double-decker cable car, reportedly the first one in the world, near the city of Lucerne. The cable car, christened The Cabrio, soars up the Stanserhorn Mountain at a dizzying height of 1.9km carrying 60 passengers at a time, with room for 30 on the open-air top deck.
The journey starts in the village of Stans, about a 15-minute car or train ride from downtown Lucerne. The cable car base station sits at 711 meters above sea level, and to access it one must first ride one of the world’s oldest functioning funiculars. Dating from 1891, the wood and wrought-iron funicular that brings passengers from the village of Stans to the Cabrio base station has a charm of its own - its vehicles adorned with frosted glass and curtains. 

Funicular that....

Julie Smith decided to open up a luxury five-star hotel for chickens due to the huge demand for the service in her rural Kent community.
She was inspired to create the hen hotel, named Fowlty Towers, after being regularly asked to look after her friends feathered pets while they were on holiday.
'A lot of people asked what they would do when they went on holiday with the hens,' explained Ms Smith, who has 13 hens of her own.
'So I started looking after them as a favour and then I thought well it might be a bit of a business and we'll try and get them sorted.'
Free from their chicken coops, the feathered birds can relax in five-star accommodation or roam free in the hotel's fox-proof garden.
The birds are also taken for walks and on trips to the local village pub.       

 Clucking wonderful...


Apparently British tourists are flocking to a new shooting range in Las Vegas which offers them the chance to shoot weapons like those used in the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.
The people behind Machine Guns Vegas say it is unlike any other gun range - featuring some of the most high-powered weapons in the world alongside the glamour of Sin City.
And they estimate as many as 20% of their customers are from the UK.
For $200 (£124) customers can choose from a range of guns - one modelled on those used by US Navy Seals, who raided Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan last year
The range has also teamed up with a nearby company which provides tourist flights in fighter jets to offer a James Bond-style experience.

Are we really that gullible?

And finally:

A man who was told to wait 10 hours for a doctor to fix his sliced lip decided to use dental floss and a sewing needle to do it himself.
Allan Dell, 26, from Stuart Park, in Darwin, said he had no medical background but had pierced meat in the kitchen.
"I grew up in the bush in country NSW and I'm also a chef so I'm not too strange with threading meat ... I used dental floss and a sewing needle - but I sterilised it all first," he said.
Mr Dell had his lip sliced from the base of his nose down to his teeth in a "pure accident" that saw him hit in the face with a guitar.
He also cracked one of his teeth in the same accident. He said he went to the emergency department at Royal Darwin Hospital about 2.15am Saturday but was told he should "try Palmerston" or wait until the doctor arrived for the day shift.
"I walked in with my face half split - and (they said) come back tomorrow," Mr Dell said.
After pondering on it, he decided dental floss was the best way to go. "I think Crocodile Dundee did it once," Mr Dell said.
"It worked," he said.

Only a ten hour wait? Wimp...


And today’s thought:
I never got one of those with my Honda...




Monday, 30 November 2009

Home school CRB checks; Climate change-ask your GP; No buggy ride; And Fake over Fir

Just returned from the smash and grab (Tesco), still knackered, very wet and very cold, opened the portcullis and half a ton of leaves blew into the keep.

But I didn’t manage to crash the car unlike Stripey Woods: what is all the bleedin fuss about a Golfer, not a sportsman, (golf is a past time, athletes are sportsmen), who managed to crash into a fire hydrant and a tree outside his own home, big deal, it isn’t exactly earth shattering news is it, the only amusing bit is that Mrs Stripey used a driver to rescue a driver who uses a driver, I think.

And it looks like we may have to say goodbye to “free” online news, The Johnston Press websites will either ask users to pay £5 for a three-month subscription to read the full articles or direct them to buy the newspapers.

English sites in the pilot scheme are those of the Worksop Guardian, the Ripley & Heanor News, the Whitby Gazette and Northumberland Gazette.

In Scotland, the Carrick Gazette and Southern Reporter are taking part.

That’s the end of my blog then.

But while I can: first up:

It seems that the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) creep has reached parents who home school their kids, according to the Daily Fail.

“The estimated 40,00 parents who chose not to send their children to school should be vetted, says Ofsted”

Next step I suppose is to vet all parents, then they can start on uncles, aunt’s nephews nieces etc, so why not go the whole hog and vet everyone in the country, starting with MPs and the people who work for the CRB.

The latest barmy “idea” to come from the “powers that be” is that ‘Doctors should give patients advice on climate change’.

The Climate and Health Council, a collaboration of worldwide health organisations including the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Society of Medicine, believes there is a direct link between climate change and better health.

Their controversial plan would see GPs and nurses give out advice to their patients on how to lower their carbon footprint.

The Council believes that climate change “threatens to radically undermine the health of all peoples”.

It believes health professionals are ideally placed to promote change because “we have ethical responsibility… well as the capacity to influence people and our political representatives to take the necessary action”.

The Council has been recently formed to study the health benefits of tackling climate change and promotes a range of ideas from reducing your carbon footprint by driving less and walking more to eating local, less processed food.

They believe that offering patients advice on how to lower their carbon footprint can be just as easy and achievable as helping them to stop smoking or eat a healthier diet.

Prof Mike Gill, from the University of Surrey, who co-chairs the Climate and Health Council, outlined the plans for the medical journal The Lancet last week.

Now look here Prof, the time I get with my GP is short enough as it is, I don’t need someone who has spent many years studying and practising medicine to inform me that my Carbon Footprint is too big, I want medical advice and treatment not how to switch off a light.

A mother has accused railway staff of health and safety 'madness' after they refused to carry her newborn baby's buggy up a flight of stairs because they were not insured to do so.

Vicky Pachner, 26, who was with her 10-week-old son Oliver, was told by rail station workers they were not allowed to help her.

Mrs Pachner, a software trainer, only decided to take the train because her car would not start when she was on her way to hospital for a routine check-up with her son.

She needed to use the concrete steps and pedestrian bridge to cross to the other platform at Wadhurst railway station, East Sussex, where she lives, to get a train to nearby Pembury, Kent.

Mrs Pachner said: "I bought a ticket and asked the lady behind the counter if someone could help me carry the buggy up the stairs and down the steps on the other side to reach the platform.

"She said no one was available to help so I asked if she could or the other man in the ticket office with her.

"It's only a small village station so it's not as if they were rushed off their feet and really busy.

"Then the lady said they could not help because they were not insured to lift things like prams.

"I was really upset. I'd heard of other stories of health and safety madness but I just couldn't believe they were not willing to help a mum with a new-born baby."

Instead a fellow woman passenger came to their aid and helped the pair.

A spokesman for Southeastern Trains said: "Our staff will help passengers when possible.

"However we also need to strike a balance where the number one priority for our staff is the safe running of trains.

"If it is going to interfere with the safe running of the trains then that must take priority."

Yeah right.

And finally:

Down in Dorset there is a row brewing, over the decision to replace a traditional Christmas tree with a fake one - for health and safety reasons.

Shoppers in Poole say the artificial tree looks more like a huge traffic cone or something from outer space.

There are no branches, decorations or baubles, and its tiny lights only show up at night.

But Borough of Poole bosses insist it is safer, sturdier and cheaper in the long run than a Norway fir tree that could topple over in strong winds.

'We've sought an alternative solution following a number of complaints from the public about last year's real Christmas tree,' says town centre manager Richard Randle-Jones.

'The tree is covered with thousands of LED lights with a bright star on top and looks very special after dark. We would invite shoppers to come down and judge the tree for themselves.'

Health and safety rules mean any large structure must be safely secured to stop it falling over during a storm.

People had complained about the hoardings and guy ropes supporting the real tree last year, the council said.

You just can’t please some people, and what an ugly tree,

Back tomorrow, if I can access the news for free.




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