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Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: General discussion about the latest news (not search related)
« Reply #4965 on: May 07, 2019, 06:20:35 PM »
And he's my cousin, you know.
That makes you the cousin of the son of Satan, who knew?!
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Offline Eleanor

Re: General discussion about the latest news (not search related)
« Reply #4966 on: May 07, 2019, 06:32:58 PM »
We all knew that.

Course ya did.  My ol man's a dustman.

Offline Eleanor

Re: General discussion about the latest news (not search related)
« Reply #4967 on: May 07, 2019, 06:34:33 PM »
That makes you the cousin of the son of Satan, who knew?!

Oh My, I hadn't thought a that

Offline The General

Re: General discussion about the latest news (not search related)
« Reply #4968 on: May 07, 2019, 07:05:18 PM »
Course ya did.  My ol man's a dustman.
No wonder this place has gone to hell in a dustcart............
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Offline Eleanor

Re: General discussion about the latest news (not search related)
« Reply #4969 on: May 07, 2019, 08:16:21 PM »
No wonder this place has gone to hell in a dustcart............

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Re: General discussion about the latest news (not search related)
« Reply #4970 on: May 07, 2019, 09:59:39 PM »
Elina 'andcart,  acherly
You should be talking Francais by now
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Offline Cheeky Monkey

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« Reply #4971 on: May 13, 2019, 09:48:55 PM »
Madeleine McCann 'could have been taken by paedo who knew family' claims ex-cop

Goncalo Amaral was a former detective who led the investigation into Maddie's disappearance in 2007 and recently detailed the possible line of inquiry.

An ex-cop has claimed that one line of enquiry in the Madeleine McCann investigation was that she could have been taken by a paedophile who knew her family, but this was never probed.

Goncalo Amaral was a former detective who led the investigation into Maddie's disappearance in 2007 and he recently detailed the possible line of inquiry while speaking to Australian podcast Maddie .
It involved the possibility of an international paedophile ring that may have had links to people close to the McCann family, without their knowledge, reports Mirror Online .
Amaral also claimed statements which may have been relevant to this line of inquiry were withheld by British cops who were working with Portuguese cops at the time.
Amaral claimed: "The British authorities tried to conceal the statement and nothing was done about this statement.
"They were not followed up. Nobody investigated anything related to them."
There is no suggestion that Maddie's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, were involved in their daughter's disappearance.
The Met Police have been approached for comment in regards to Amaral's claims.
It emerged last week that a German child murderer is believed to be a new suspect.
Investigations are being linked to Martin Ney, 48, who is serving life in prison for killing three children.
Known as the “Masked Man”, he closely resembles a photofit of a man said to have been seen with a child in his arms shortly after Madeleine, three, vanished.
And evidence is said to place Ney – now serving life in his native Germany – in the Algarve when the youngster disappeared in May 2007.
Ney, originally from Hamburg, targeted children on holiday – entering their tents or villas wearing a mask and armed with a weapon.
He was first identified by Scotland Yard as a possible suspect by investigators working for the McCanns in 2011 – but Berlin police chiefs then ruled out involvement, saying he was only interested in boys.
Ney was working for an evangelical church on a project for the homeless in Portugal at the time Madeleine vanished.
But he told investigators he did not commit any murders there and denied any involvement in her disappearance.
The former youth worker was convicted in 2011 of killing three boys and was sentenced to 27 years.
His victims, killed between 1992 and 2001, were Stefan Jahrd, 13, Dennis Rostel, eight, and Dennis Kleinfrom, nine.
He was also quizzed over the disappearance of German boy Renee Hasse in Aljezur, Portugal, in 1996, but never charged.
Scotland Yard and Portugal’s Policia Judiciaria have kept the new suspect’s name closely guarded, but Mr Amaral claims he has knowledge a German is being investigated.
He refused to identify Ney by name, but says a German suspect was quizzed by PJ detectives as part of their 2008 probe.
Amaral said he was ruled out of the investigation but jailed in his home country for offences “unconnected” to the Madeleine case.
And he may not be the only suspect in the frame.
In 2015 it was reported British police were “closely following” a second German child killer suspected of murdering a schoolgirl. It is not known what the outcome of the probe was.
Amaral said he believes British police will close the case by making a German suspect their “scapegoat”.
He claimed: “They are preparing the end of the investigation, with a German paedophile who is in prison right now.”
There are also fears Ney may have been part of a paedophile ring operating on the Algarve around the time Madeleine vanished.
Another pervert with links to Germany, British man Raymond Hewlett, was living an hour’s drive from Praia da Luz at the time.
A British couple gave police information that the 64-year-old had told them he spoke to gypsies who were interested in buying youngsters.
They claimed he also boasted of making a “good business trip” with his family to Morocco to make a mystery “sale”.
The pervert was living with his wife and children on a Portuguese campsite when Madeleine disappeared.
Hewlett later moved to Germany and refused to answer questions when confronted by private detectives hired by the McCanns.
But he reportedly wrote to his estranged son saying Madeleine had been “stolen to order” by a gypsy gang.
Hewlett, who was jailed several times for sexually assaulting young girls, died from throat cancer in 2010.
The Policia Judiciaria and Scotland Yard have both refused to comment.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/madeleine-mccann-could-been-taken-15654626
Gerry McCann: "If you think about the millions and millions of British families who go to the Mediterranean each year, really the chances of this happening are in the order of 100 million to one."

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Offline Erngath

Re: General discussion about the latest news (not search related)
« Reply #4973 on: May 31, 2019, 11:45:52 PM »
Sir Phillip Green's facing a bit of bother I see;

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7091961/Sir-Philip-Green-charged-four-counts-assault-US.html

He does.seem to be quite  a repellent person.
Is.he still a "Sir"?
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Offline G-Unit

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« Reply #4974 on: June 01, 2019, 12:15:11 AM »
He does.seem to be quite  a repellent person.
Is.he still a "Sir"?

The rumours suggest you aren't the only one who finds him repellebt. I think he still has his knighthood. There have always been men who have used their power to harass women, but I feel their days are numbered. The first thing I was told in my first job aged 15 was never to go into the manager's office alone, and that I would be required to accompany my colleague if he called her in.
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« Reply #4975 on: June 01, 2019, 12:41:47 AM »
The rumours suggest you aren't the only one who finds him repellebt. I think he still has his knighthood. There have always been men who have used their power to harass women, but I feel their days are numbered. The first thing I was told in my first job aged 15 was never to go into the manager's office alone, and that I would be required to accompany my colleague if he called her in.

The good old days?

I probably caught it in the neck precisely the opposite way.  I had worked for /with / above a number of ladies who were fully competent in their own right.

But then we got a PC order.  We had to hire / promote more females, to balance the demographics.

I felt that was an insult to the women who had earned their position on pure ability.

And that was when I decided to bale-out.

That company was taken over shortly afterwards.
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Offline G-Unit

Re: General discussion about the latest news (not search related)
« Reply #4976 on: June 01, 2019, 09:38:59 AM »
The good old days?

I probably caught it in the neck precisely the opposite way.  I had worked for /with / above a number of ladies who were fully competent in their own right.

But then we got a PC order.  We had to hire / promote more females, to balance the demographics.

I felt that was an insult to the women who had earned their position on pure ability.

And that was when I decided to bale-out.

That company was taken over shortly afterwards.

There was a scheme some years ago to get young people into work. The government helped by paying some of their wages. I suggested we take on someone to help me as my job was growing. The girl we got was almost illiterate. It wasn't a good experience for anyone. I questioned her 'handler' as to why they put her forward for a job she couldn't do. Apparently they were placed on what they wanted to do rather than on what they were able to do. That was a bad idea because discovering they were unable to do what they wanted to do wasn't good for their confidence and self worth. It also wasted my time.
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Offline Eleanor

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« Reply #4977 on: June 01, 2019, 10:03:41 AM »
I employed one of those.  They had their hand in the till tout de suite.  That cost me a few bob.

Offline Carana

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« Reply #4978 on: June 01, 2019, 10:40:53 AM »
There was a scheme some years ago to get young people into work. The government helped by paying some of their wages. I suggested we take on someone to help me as my job was growing. The girl we got was almost illiterate. It wasn't a good experience for anyone. I questioned her 'handler' as to why they put her forward for a job she couldn't do. Apparently they were placed on what they wanted to do rather than on what they were able to do. That was a bad idea because discovering they were unable to do what they wanted to do wasn't good for their confidence and self worth. It also wasted my time.

I can agree with you there.

That sounds like a fault in the system. Had she taken an assessment test, or not? Otherwise, anyone could claim that they were an astrophysicist, or an aspiring one, because they liked the stars at night.

Offline G-Unit

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« Reply #4979 on: June 01, 2019, 11:20:46 AM »
I can agree with you there.

That sounds like a fault in the system. Had she taken an assessment test, or not? Otherwise, anyone could claim that they were an astrophysicist, or an aspiring one, because they liked the stars at night.

Their academic records weren't taken into account and they weren't assessed. It was madness. I needed someone who could type invoices and she could neither type nor spell.

I see it as the beginning of the idea that young people could be anything they wanted to be. Obviously they can't unless they have the training and ability. It's not an employers place to teach spelling.

Spelling isn't a priority in schools it seems. My granddaughter told me her English teacher corrected her class's spelling and grammar before she submitted their assessments. My view was that they should have mastered spelling and grammar long before GCSE's.
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