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  1. Just an update on future screenings. I'll finally be able see this documentary. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Twin-Cities, Minnesota
  2. COYOTE has been selected in core competition for the 2017 Napa Valley Film Festival! NVFF lights up the picturesque towns of Napa, Yountville and St. Helena during the most colorful time of year, featuring over 120 new independent films, studio sneak previews and Q&A's in gorgeous winery venues and historic theaters across the Valley. COYOTE will be one of nine select feature documentaries in core competition vying for a jury-awarded Best Documentary Feature and cash prize of $10,000. 2017 Napa Valley Film Festival
  3. While I was on this site, I wanted to post this photo of me sitting in the drivers seat of an SR-71 Blackbird. This pic was taken by the museum director who kindly offered to let me get in the cockpit. I had to sit on my leg to get high enough to see over the dashboard. However, I noticed right after I left the museum that I was walking a good ten feet in the air. And no, I will not say where this pic was taken.
  4. There is a special Pre-Release preview of the movie "Coyote" next month. I was invited but cannot make it. Here is the email I received. If your interested in atending, you should contact https://www.newportfilm.com/film-events/films/coyote-mike-plant-story We're excited to announce a special Friends & Family screening of COYOTE on July 13th in Newport, Rhode Island! As the birthplace of Mike Plant's legacy in professional sailing, Newport is a fitting backdrop for this unique event hosted by NewportFILM. More than a festival, NewportFILM brings year-round programming that features established and emerging filmmakers and their current films, curated from film festivals around the world. Please join us as we celebrate Mike Plant's inspiring story on the big screen next to Newport Harbor! Coyote Movie - website http://www.projectcoyotemovie.com Coyote Movie - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/PROJECT-COYOTE/1026041180755830
  5. Did you bother to read the article before posting this or is English not your first language? Would you like to continue being snotty, or was your original post enough?
  6. Cecil the lion's brother Jericho shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwean park http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3182428/Cecil-s-brother-Jericho-shot-dead-poachers-Zimbabwean-park.html
  7. I think we might have mocked this before but it deserves another. Has that guy ever looked at the deck on any kind of fishing boat? They don't look like that. AFAIK they don't have big fin keels, either. That curved pilot house looks cool, but I wonder if he contemplated how to actually put glass in it. FB- Doug I like the look of that pilothouse myself. But get a look at where this baby is located (Williams, California). If you buy it you'll need to add the cost of overland transportation.
  8. Those dastardly people on D F G are up to their old tricks again. They'll do anything to keep investigators from finding out the truth. An emergency evacuation is under way on the south-eastern side of La Reunion island, where the World Heritage-listed volcano, Le Piton de la Fournaise has recorded unusual seismic activity. Scientists at island’s volcanic observatory, the OVPF, warned an eruption was “imminent and probable”. Up to 10 Malaysian aviation experts reportedly arrived at La Reunion yesterday morning only to be evacuated almost immediately. The volcano is situated south of Saint-André, where the plane debris was located. It is unclear how an impending eruption could affect the probe. However, volcanic ash clouds would have the potential to cause future air searches to be delayed indefinitely. A spokesman for Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss told News.com.au that the minister had not yet been briefed on the situation. http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/mh370-investigators-evacuated-as-reunion-island-volcano-set-to-erupt/story-fnizu68q-1227464754936
  9. A serial number on aircraft wreckage recovered on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion confirms it came from a Boeing 777 http://www.france24.com/en/20150731-part-number-shows-plane-debris-boeing-777-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370-reunion
  10. That was an interesting read... Thanks!
  11. believe it or not even in hunting there are rules. this lion was in a protected zone. (park) means he was not to be hunted. he was baited out of that park. (another words they knew which lion it was) he was not an aggresive animal. is there a reason he paid a farmer with land right next to that park so much to hunt there? think maybe he was gunning for that specific lion? this was essentially like going hunting in a petting zoo. you want to pay your money and go lion hunting? more power to you. get your ass out in the jungle and get on even terms with the lion and see how you do. (not you, the hunter) I do hunt, I like hunters, I do not like those who break the rules of hunting and in so doing make me look like an azz to the uneducated who don't realize that in hunting there are rules. we are certainly not all like this POS Exactly!
  12. From the Daily Sail http://www.thedailysail.com/offshore/15/68273/0/gitanas-flying-mod70?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thedailysail-all+%28The+Daily+Sail+Feed+-+All+Articles%29 Josse lists the positive points of this second test phase: “During the winter refit, we revised the T-foil rudders that I used in the Route du Rhum. Modifications made to the blades' profile led to some symmetry issues, the direct result of which was a tendency to cavitate at speeds in excess of 35 knots. Basically, an air bubble formed on the profile making it unusable. We identified this flaw on our initial sea trials, and that was what was happening in the Tour de Belle-Ile, but the team has since revised this element and everything’s back on track. "That’s one of the successes of our second phase of development. On top of that, the sea trials have given us a chance to check our theoretical data relating to the different behaviour if it is fitted with an L-foil or a C-foil. For the time being, we’re keen to continue our investigations along the L-foil route. The appendage currently fitted to the port float will be revised this autumn so we can quickly switch up to a V2.” (Ie he was trying a different foil in each float...) On 11 May, Cyril Dardashti, Gitana’s Director announced the construction of a maxi-multihull. At that point, observers had a better understanding of the team’s logic over recent months, ie a systematic ramping-up of its activities. The results from the tests carried out on the foiling MOD70 have enabled Gitana’s architects and design team to operate on a large scale to validate the appendage configuration and systems they wish to install on Gitana’s future maxi-multihull. This is a distinct ‘luxury’ Sébastien Josse points out: “Practice is still a lot more worthwhile than theory and we’re incredibly lucky to be able to carry out our tests on what is almost a 1:1 scale. Not only does that enable us to save time when developing Gitana’s maxi-multihull, but it will also be an appreciable asset during the fine-tuning of the new giant.
  13. The ultimate Around the world single-handed in is taking place in 2019 http://www.letelegramme.fr/voile/ultimes-le-tour-du-monde-en-solitaire-en-2019-31-07-2015-10725160.php Created in December 2013, collective Ultim, formed Banque Populaire, Macif and Sodebo, shipowners continues its advances. A program loaded Program of races, between 2015 and 2020 looks intense. Some boats (Sodebo and Macif) will start the next Transat Jacques Vabre in 2015. The year 2016 should be that of all records for the entire fleet (Route de la Découverte, the North Atlantic Record, Marseilles - Carthage, Record around the Tower) In 2017, a transatlantic in the spring will precede a Solo trophy - in record mode - around the world by the three headlands at the start would be given in fleet. The year 2018 will be colored a major objective: that of the Route du Rhum to which the number of boats arrive at maturity. The vintage 2018 will also mark the official launch of the League Ultim, over four years. Finally, in 2019 will be launched the first round of the world, in the race and in fleet. This round the world, awaited by all of the players in the offshore race, raises number of ambitions and projects. The collective conducted multiple exchanges with territorial communities and promoters for 16 months. The final selection of the community who would host the first edition of this world tour will be announced next fall, in Paris. Note: Team Gitana is also planning a new G-Class trimaran http://www.gitana-team.com/en/event.news.aspx?eventid=97&newsid=1118
  14. Zimbabwe calls Twin Cities man a poacher, wants him extradited http://www.startribune.com/zimbabwe-calls-twin-cities-man-a-poacher-wants-him-extradited/320287001/ There is also an embeded video in the link with Oppah Muchinguri, Zimbabwe's Environment, Water and Climate Minister.
  15. Fixed it for you Paul. As for your statement on his guides. All three of them saw and destroyed the GPS collar that was on the lion to try and cover their tracks. The knew quite well what they were doing. Dr. Palmer is in no way innocent in this event. Actually, this is the second time in two years he's been involved in poaching. The first time was in 2013 in Wisconsin. I can't stand this guy and I'm a former hunter.