Russian Daredevils Hanging On For Life With One Hand

Russian Daredevils Hanging On For Life With One HandThe heart stopping moment two daredevils were hanging hundreds of feet above the ground from one of the largest cranes in the world with one hand has been captured on camera from a nearby drone.

The daring men who choose this over any IT support job or other career climbed up the  skyscraper located in Moscow, which is still currently under construction, with cameras attached to their heads.

The footage then shows the men tiptoeing across the beams on the edge of the building. Then, they slowly climb the interior of the building before going out onto the unfinished frame of the building.

They both walk toe to toe across the metal beams used for the buildings exterior before mounting up to the crane.

The cameras that are on the heads of the daredevils shows viewers just how high up they are then they reach the top of the crane.

After carefully making their way along the crane beam and reaching half way, they stop and stand up. Slipping down through the rungs of the crane, the daredevils decide to hang from the bottom.

Whilst hanging from the crane hundreds of feet above the city, the pair then decide to make their way along the bottom of the crane.

The strong men decide to give viewers even more of a heart attack by letting go with one hand to wave at the camera and also doing pull ups.

After hanging there for a while, the pair pulled themselves back through the crane and stand on top of it and look around to take in the impressive view of Moscow.

The drone zoomed towards the fearless pair to focus on them and they just laughed and pointed at the camera.

The impressive yet gut wrenching stunt was completed without the use of any safety equipment to save them if they were to slip and fall.

The video got mixed opinions online from viewers with some stating how the men’s actions were very dangerous and had the potential to lead to a devastating accident if they were to plunge to their deaths from the crane on the skyscraper.

Numerous comments like “I always feel sick watching stuff like this” and “hope they grow out of this before they all learn a hard lesson at the expense of one of their own” were getting thrown around on YouTube from unimpressed viewers.

Map Worth The World Seeks Human Restoration

For fans, there are (as The Beach Boys famously sing) good, good, good, good vibrations. But there are only bad, bad, bad, bad vibrations when you are a delicate treasure more than 350 years of ages.

On Monday and down in the Quarantine cellars of the National Library of Australia (“Authorised Persons Only– Heavy Fines Use. Quarantine Act 1908” signs caution) one of the Library’s dearest treasures was getting ready for a journey, with security guards and network security monitoring the maps position 24/7 to ensure its safety..

Archipelagus Orientalis, sive Asiaticus the 1663 map of New Holland was carefully set up in a specially-made-just-for-it vibration-defying cage. These shipping crates and its contents in turn are the precious freight (the only product aboard, and with its own special messenger riding shotgun) on a journey to the University of Melbourne. The map requires some specialised conservation analysis and so it is being sent moving southwards to where professionals await it.

On Monday the library (making us for an hour honorary authorised persons under the Quarantine Act 1908) welcomed us, and the ABC, to enjoy the dramatic placing of the map into its dog crate. Slightly nervous people present included the library’s manager of maps Dr Martin Woods, the manager of preservation services Denyl Cloughley, conservation laboratory supervisor Lisa Jeong-Reuss and Peter Faulkner (we will pertain to his rank and function in a moment). And, fittingly, they were the 4 individuals who reverently raised the huge map (it measures 1185mm x 1520mm) off a bench and installed it in the dog crate, their design reminding one of diligent pole-bearers bearing a casket from A to B.

The map fitted exactly into its inner rack in the cage.

“What if it had not fitted?” somebody wondered.

But absolutely nothing has actually fitted exactly what it was meant for quite so seamlessly since the well-known moment when Cinderella’s elegant little hoof moved into the glass slipper proffered by the Good-looking Prince.

Peter Faulkner, whose work and title everybody on Monday had a hard time to define, is the man who crafts the encouraging artful innards of the crates under the warehouse lighting in which any NLA treasure ever takes a trip. And to call Tuesday’s huge, flat, tangerine-coloured container a “cage” is to do it a severe oppression. It is like calling a Ming Vase a “container” or Cinderella’s crystal slipper a “boot”

To stamp out almost all threats of bad, bad, bad, bad vibrations Faulkner creates crate innards of foam-covered beams and struts specifically shaped pieces of foam. Monday’s crate for the popular map was a masterpiece in its own right. So too are his specially made containers (he showed them to me with quiet pride) for two valuable and fragile worlds of the world that have just come home to Canberra from travels to other Australian exhibitions services elsewhere. Dr Woods believes that of all the things the library ever sends on the roadway these sorts of globes position the biggest product packaging challenges.

Yes, after all they remain in shape and in fragility really like huge, fresh eggs. However Peter Faulkner’s fancy globe packaging’s rise to these obstacles.

Craftsmen who make wooden barrels are called coopers and artisans who make great wheels are called wheelwrights, however Faulkner’s craft, though essential to institutions like the library, appears to have no name. Packagesmith? Wrappingwright? He and his library associates had a lively go at specifying him on Monday, calling him things like “Pete the Home builder” and “Peter the exhibitions go-to man.” On the other hand, as you read this (particularly if you read it on Tuesday morning) Faulkner’s very dog crate and its valuable contents are being carefully rotated down the Hume.

Archipelagus Orientalis, sive Asiaticus (the eastern or Asian island chain), created for the Dutch East India Business by master cartographer Joan Blaeu, terribly requires this coming conservation assistance. The library encourages that “Verdigris, a dazzling blue-green pigment, was used as an ornamental aspect to decorate the surface of the map. However over the last 350 years the pigment has rusted to become a brown crust on the surface, damaging the paper beneath and surrounding the pigment.” Yes, on Tuesday the interesting map (it boasts the first reporting of New Holland and New Zealand in the Dutch language and includes, for the very first time, details of the sighting of Tasmania by Abel Tasman’s crew aboard the Zeehaen on 24 November, 1642) offered an unhealthy, pale greenish tone. It was suggestive of the colour of the cheeks of the poorer sailors amongst those whose trips it served.

It was obtained by the library after being discovered in 2010 suffering in a facility in Sweden where it is believed to have actually invested most of its life. The library obtained it in 2013, with support from the federal government. Specialist National Library staff stabilised it in 2013 so it could safely go on program during the Mapping Our World exhibit, and a crowdfunding appeal for funds with which to complete its stabilisation was extremely successful. That appeal has actually assisted to send it to university and be shown under the spectacular exhibition flood lighting, to the vibrant University of Melbourne where we hope it will arrive late on Tuesday after a vibrationless journey.

Fears For Queensland Electricians as State Government Introduces New Electricity Business

Fears For Queensland Electricians as State Government Introduces New Electricity BusinessThe Queensland State Government has made a claim that the massive new electricity business that it has created won’t compete with electricians but that has been debunked by mobile data capture evidence that shows electricians and solar installers are already being spread across Queensland.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt defended the plans to unleash the business, which offers solar, metering, and other household electrical services on to the private market and is all state-funded.

Just recently, the Courier Mail revealed that it would offer services that are supplied by private electricians including lighting solutions for custom showcases in museums.

Mr Pitt has stated that the business will not compete with the licensed electricians and solar installers in the state and it will only operate where tradies aren’t. He goes on to say, “It is about trying to fill a gap in the marketplace where it is not commercially viable to offer those services, particularly in rural and remote parts of Queensland.”

“There is absolutely no suggestion of market failure or other conditions that would justify the State Government deciding to compete with small, local businesses and employers,” stated Malcolm Richards, chief of Master Electricians

Tim Nicholls from the opposition said that unleashing a monopoly on to private operators was absolutely “outrageous”, and Redcliffe electrician Klaus Coia said that his business will most definitely be hurt by such a big competitor who may possibly offer other services like online IT managed services. “It will be cut-throat, prices will go down and small businesses will be pushed out because they won’t be able to compete with the Government who will have to seek business coaching programs,” he said.

Is This the Worst Ad for Plus Size Clothing Ever?

An online  shopping site called wish.com, was recently advertising some plus size leather look shorts at an extremely  low price of only $9. But what  caused some super reactions was how they were modeled on the site.

Unbelievably, they showed  images of a skinny model standing with both legs inside one side of the shorts, making it look like a skirt. What they should have done is find a pluz sized model to actually wear the shorts the way they were meant to look.

A recent article in Cosmopolitan.com.au had this to say:

“The brand of the pants isn’t actually listed on the site – probably just mass imported from China, which is what would make them so cheap – but apparently this isn’t the first time this tactic has been used by the image supplier, Herry He’s.

While the images themselves may not violate any rules of the site, they are just plain rude and insensitive, which begs the question, where do these mass online stores draw the line when it comes to human compassion and common decency? All of that fluffy stuff aside, what about customers just actually wanting to see how the shorts look on a body they were designed for so they can determine whether or not they should actually buy them? It’s all just a bit of a mockery, really

Is it not a standard practice that these types of site check the images before they are published on a site? Cosmo asked the question, “WHAT ON EARTH WERE THEY THINKING”?! While it is true that they cannot always control the way their products are shot, they certainly would have the last say when it comes to what goes live on a site and what does not. How hard would it have been to find a plus sized model to model those shorts?? Or was there more going on?