Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Out-of-control Ferry Smashes into Barcelona Port

Footage shows a huge crane crashing to the ground at Barcelona Port after being hit by an out-of-control ferry.

The vessel called Excellent operated by Italian firm Grandi Navi Veloci which was carrying 420 passengers, hit the the crane at speed after being pushed off course by high winds.

The collision caused a blaze which led to firefighters evacuating the area.

Authorities confirmed no injuries, although two people are said to have been treated by medics after suffering a panic attack.

Sixty were due to leave the vessel at port and another 115 were due to board the ship bound for Tangier, Morocco.

The fire was brought under control around 11am local time.

A local port workers' union tweeted: 'The ship Excellent, operated by GNV Traghetti, has had to abort its docking manouevre because of the bad weather conditions.

'As it was trying to leave the port the wind has pushed it against a crane which has fallen to the ground.'

The fire is thought to have started after the crane hit a fuel deposit behind it as it crashed to the ground.

It affected several containers by the port-side, forcing local authorities to activate an emergency response plan because two of the containers contained dangerous chemicals.

Black smoke rising from the scene of the collision, which happened just after 8am this morning could be seen across Barcelona.

In January a huge ferry hit a cruise liner in the same port after apparent engine failure.

The collision between the roll-on roll-off Fantastic ferry belonging to the Italian shipping company Grandi Navi Veloci and the Viking Star cruise ship sparked initial fears a major rescue operation would have to be launched.

Fortunately no-one was injured in the incident on January 13.

Footage of the collision taken by a dock worker showed the Fantastic ferry's stern rammed against the side of the Viking Star as both vessels blasted their sirens.

The Italian ferry had reportedly lost engine power while docking in the port's B Terminal, from Tangier in Morocco.

The Fantastic ferry is said to have dropped an anchor to try to stop its drift without success before it hit the left side of the 750-foot-long Viking Star, which is operated by Norwegian-owned Viking Ocean Cruises and had docked in Barcelona from Valencia with 820 passengers on board ahead of a stop in Marseilles.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Robocop Commercials

Full collection of commercials from Robocop 1 and 2. I also included the Media Break segments that were not related to the plot as they are equally great.

Monday, 5 November 2018

1995 Efren Reyes history-making Z-shot you will love

Even Efren’s opponent, Strickland loved it and knew this remarkable shot meant victory for Efren. Score was 12-12 in race-to-13 final. Efren was in deep trouble and came with this zigzag beauty (the now-famous Z-shot from 1995’s Sands Regency Open 9-ball). A sheer dazzler that received a standing ovation from all the lucky folks in attendance. Earl’s sportsmanship on this occasion was almost as remarkable as Efren's shot. Earl later told a billiards magazine reporter: “That shot will become part of pool history."

Competition: Win Tom's Midnight Garden on DVD

The classic 1980s BBC adaptation of family favourite Tom’s Midnight Garden is set to arrive on UK DVD in time for Christmas, courtesy of Second Sight Films.

And to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to give away.

Based on of the much-loved novel by Philippa Pearce, this beguiling six-part series is set for its DVD release on 12 November 2018 and arrives with a fascinating new special feature A Look Back With Director Christine Secombe.

When his brother is taken ill with measles, Tom Long (Jeremy Rampling), is sent to stay with his aunt and uncle for the summer and soon finds himself lonely and bored. One night whilst lying in bed he hears the old grandfather clock in the hall strike thirteen. Venturing downstairs to investigate, he opens the door and finds himself magically transported back in time to a Victorian garden and an incredible adventure with a new-found friend Hatty (Caroline Waldron).

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For your chance to win just answer the question below.

Who Directed Tom's Midnight Garden? (Hint: Check the Amazon page)

Send you name, address and of course the answer to competition@tviscool.com

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