Wednesday, 18 July 2012

current events part four

Teenager admits laser attack on aircraft

WHO - Who was it involved? Pravikash Chandra, 18


 WHY - Why did this happen? When the police helicopter was sent to investigate about 10.15pm, it too was allegedly targeted.


WHAT - What happened? A teenager has pleaded guilty to aiming a laser at the cabins of three commercial aircraft and the police Eagle helicopter in Auckland earlier this year.


HOW - How did it happen? Pravikash Chandra, 18, appeared in Manukau District Court this morning to plead to four charges of endangering transport


WHERE - Where did it happen? Airplane


current events part two

Apps that last the distance

WHO - Who was it involved? Max Webster  

WHY - Why did this happen? You can shut your eyes and drift off, but while you're conscious, at least you brain has something to engage with. It's so much better than just sitting there listening to aircraft noise. There is a new Podcasts app from Apple, but I must admit I haven't tried it, as I have a lot of feeds and I can't be bothered entering them all into a new App to resubscribe to them all.

WHAT - What happened? I regulary download apps but I usually either end up deleting them or reglating them into other distance screen or folder.

HOW - How did it happen? I do a lot of my podcast-listening while I cycle or walk - so I use the app Awareness, too. Awareness measures ambient noise (or set the level yourself) and lets through any sounds above a threshold. A car horn or a shout comes through the mic into your earbuds or headphones. This is also handy for flights, since it doesn't let the usual aeroplane noise through but you can hear announcements.   

WHERE - Where did it happen? In Max's phone. 

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

current events part three

'Tired' Justin Bieber set to land in NZ

WHO - Who was it involved? Justin Bieber


WHY - Why did this happen? Justin Bieber says he is "tired" ahead of his highly anticipated New Zealand visit.


WHAT - What happened? Bieber, reportedly set to land in

 Auckland at 11.40pm tonight for a three-day promotional visit,

 did what security and police could not during Wednesday

 morning's Sunrise performance - persuade thousands of teenage

 fans to step back for their own safety.


HOW - How did it happen? Later on he tweeted: "that was incredible ... but now IM TIRED> but i love u Australia. gonna meet with some special kids right now" (sic).


WHERE - Where did it happen?New Zealand

current events part one

Golf Can Woods Brake Major Drought?

WHO - Who was it involved? Tiger Woods


WHY - Why did this happen? It was his first major after the death of his father, and he sobbed on the shoulder of his caddie and his wife, both of whom are no longer with him. There was no discussion about No. 1 in the world because Woods' point average was nearly double that of Phil Mickelson.


WHAT - What happened? Tiger Woods' last trip to northwest England for the British Open ended in a two-shot win at Royal Liverpool.


HOW - How did it happen? Only it's not that simple. Woods now has gone four years since winning his last major, and he conceded Tuesday that they are not getting any easier to win. Fifteen players have won the last 15 majors, the longest stretch without a multiple winner since 1993 to 1998.


WHERE - Where did it happen? Northwest England for the British Open