Ulster Queen

Built on a British shipyard, Cammell Laird Shipbuilders Ltd, in 1967, was named Ulster Queen. By design was rolkerom (roll-off ferry with horizontal loading) for the transport of vehicles and passengers, looks very similar to the Salem Express. Ship name changed frequently (bad luck), and in 1986 it was renamed Al Kahera, in 1987 in Ala Eddin, in 1988 Poseidonia and finally, in 2005, Al Kahfain. Vessel length 115m, width 17m, 4m draft. Al Kahfain different from the Salem Express absence bow ramp - entry / exit of vehicles was carried out through the stern. Steam up to 150 cars and 275 passengers. For 2005, the Al Kahfain, as a passenger ferry, was assigned to the Port Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. November 2, 2005 ex-Poseidonia returned from Suez to Jeddah, the ship went without passengers, with a crew of 58 people. In the area of ​​the reef of Abu Nuhas in engine ferry was an explosion, a fire broke out, which is to take control failed. The crew left the ship, which drifted to the north-eastern part of Hyndman Reef (local name Sha'ab Sheer). November 3 Al Kahfain sat on reefs near the port of Safaga, where he eventually rolled over and sank up to the keel depth of 24m.

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Helicopter view of the fresh lava flow under the volcano Tolbachik, Kamchatka, December 30, 2012

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Devils Punchbowl Falls New Zealand

Situated in the centre of the South Island, along the pass between Canterbury and the West Coast, Arthur’s Pass National Park is the third oldest national park in New Zealand. The main road between Christchurch and Greymouth (SH73) travels straight through the centre of the park. One of the world’s great train journeys – the TranzAlpine Express – also passes through the park, offering dramatic views of the mountains and plains.

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The top of this spectacular fall (131 metres) can be seen from the main road, but a walk to the base of the waterfall is well worth doing in any weather, any time of the year.
A signpost just north of the Chalet Restaurant points to the carpark where the walk starts. The track goes up the side of the Bealey River and over two footbridges before zig-zagging up steps through the mountain beech forest to the waterfall's base. Return the same way.


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2300 km in eight hours

China officially opened the world's longest high-speed train line - the route "Beijing - Guangzhou" long 2298 kilometers. CRH train company will move at a cruising speed of 300 km / h and cover this distance in 8 hours instead of the current 22.

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Belarusian couple lived for 20 years in the dugout in the woods

Tamara Baikov ('64) and her husband, Yuri lived in a mud hut in the woods near the Belarusian village Yuhnovichi, on the border with Russia, about 20 years. They set out to torture happiness in a remote backwater of Belarus shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, hoping that their cases will go to the mountain, and temporary huts eventually turn into a big, beautiful house, which can be left to children. However, there is nothing more permanent than temporary - and while farming for 20 years has grown at least so that Tamara and Yuri are self-sufficient in food, the dream of the house were only dreams.

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Bulletproof backpack

While in the United States are seriously considering the possibility of limiting the right to own assault weapons, some enterprising Americans propose to arm the children themselves. But not with weapons but the means of protection against them, such as bullet-proof school bags. Normal appearance school bag contains armor plate and, according to the company Bullet Blocker, can stop almost any bullets fired from a gun, which allowed Americans to own (including semi-automatic rifles from). The cost of this rig is 250 to 600 U.S. dollars, but how much it weighs, not reported.

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