Back to overview,Home naval-today Scots donate wood for HMS Victory restoration View post tag: HMS Victory Authorities Scots donate wood for HMS Victory restoration Dunecht, Haddo and MacRobert Trust, three woods form Aberdeenshire, Scotland are collectively felling 11 elm and ten oak trees and shipping the wood south to donate it to HMS Victory, according to the Royal Navy.Nelson’s flagship from the Battle of Trafalgar is in the middle of a 15-year conservation project and requires the very finest materials to ensure she survives a further 250 years.The elm timbers will be largely used to maintain Victory’s hull below the waterline, especially her keel, or used to build new gun carriages.The oak will be used to replace planking – but it must undergo up to four years of ‘seasoning’ in the rope walk in Portsmouth Naval Base so it is dry and strong enough to bear the strain of hundreds of thousands of people walking on it every year.When Victory was built more than 250 years ago, it required the wood of more than 5,500 oak trees to complete the man-of-war.Over the years and through various conservation projects, much of that original timber has been replaced a variety of hardwoods.Andrew Baines, head of historic ships at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, said: “The return to oak is much welcomed. It demonstrates the serious archaeological research we are undertaking about the ship’s composition, from timber to paint analysis and our commitment to ensure she remains sustainable for centuries to come.” View post tag: Royal Navy February 15, 2016 Share this article
Funeral services have been held for Malachy Aloysius Coyle, 70, of Hoboken. He died Jan. 8 at his residence. He was born in Baltinglass, County Wicklow, Ireland. Malachy attended University College Dublin from where he received a degree in veterinary medicine. He was board certified in New Jersey in the 1970s and returned to Ireland and subsequently back to New Jersey to practice in 1987 where he continued to practice until his death. Malachy married Magdalen McDonnell in January 1973. Three children were born of the marriage and survive: Malachy and his wife Miriam of London, Jeremy and his wife Kathy of Fort Lee, and Charlotte Coyle of Ireland. He is also survived by two sisters, Brid McGrath of Ireland and Philomena Montani of Switzerland, and brothers Liam, Seamus, and Padraig Coyle of Ireland. Four grandchildren also survive: Gregory, Victoria, and Peter of the U.S. and Oisian Coyle of London.Services arranged by the Earl F. Bosworth Funeral Home, Hoboken. There will also be services at Joseph Plant Funeral Directors in Ireland with ultimate burial in Baltinglass Cemetery, County Wicklow, Ireland.
Personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection respond to a fire that razed an apartment unit in Barangay Luna, Jaro, Iloilo City around 11:15 a.m. on May 11. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO City – Fire broke out at a two-storey apartment building in Barangay Luna, Jaro district. Personnel of the BFP have yet to determine the cause and origin of the blaze as of this writing./PN Prior to the incident, residents told arson investigators they heard an explosion. Minutes later, thick, black smoke engulfed the unit rented by Ma. Cathrine Avenido. Firefighters declared a “fire out” an hour later. There were no reported casualties. According to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the blaze – which hit the apartment owned by Martin Jud Baylen – started around 11:15 a.m. on Monday.
“He’s had a super year and this is probably his last run before the spring,” said De Bromhead. “We said we’d dip our toes in and see how he gets on in a better class of race on softer ground. “Anything he does is a bonus and we’re hopeful of a nice run.” Multiple Grade One winner Zaidpour looks sure to start a short price in the two-and-a-half mile contest as he makes his return to action. Willie Mullins’ charge, who landed the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown last term, tends to run well fresh but did produce a few below-par efforts last season when sent off at skimpy odds. The Charles Byrnes-trained Pittoni is a smart sort at his best but has to overcome a long absence. Noble Endeavor completes the field but is inexperienced and looks to have a lot to find on ratings. Henry de Bromhead’s Darwins Fox aims to lower the colours of Zaidpour in the Ladbrokes Ireland Lismullen Hurdle at Navan. Press Association The Kahyasi gelding enjoyed a fine spring and summer campaign and connections feel he has earned a shot at a decent prize. He was far from disgraced when chasing home Rebel Fitz in another Grade Two contest at Tipperary last month and is the only one of the four runners to have had a recent outing.
United are now two points behind City, who lost to Burnley on Saturday, and they are just one point adrift of third-place Arsenal, who visit Old Trafford on the penultimate weekend of the season. And Smalling is convinced finishing second above City is not just a pipe dream. “Yes, I think we could (finish second), especially after City’s result on Saturday,” the United defender said. “It is all very close. “I think it’s very open all the way up to second place and we will be aiming for that, especially when we are playing those teams coming up. “We want Champions League football back here. It’s a must. Fourth is the minimum but when it’s there, second is a realistic target and if we keep on performing like that I don’t see why we can’t give it a good push.” United face Liverpool, Aston Villa, City and Chelsea in the next four weeks. Many viewed the difficult run-in as a reason why United could fail to qualify for the Champions League, but Smalling views the situation differently. Press Association Chris Smalling insists Manchester United are capable of overtaking bitter rivals Manchester City and finishing second in the Barclays Premier League. “These games are six-pointers,” the England centre-back said. “We can do ourselves a favour and do our rivals big damage as well. “Sunday was the first step. It was the perfect time to put in a performance like that, especially with our run of fixtures. “Confidence will be good it’s one of the biggest games of the season and hopefully we can play like that again.” For Michael Carrick, it felt like old times at Old Trafford on Sunday. The midfielder has become irritated at the lack of big mid-week action against top clubs at United this season and is pining for the return of Champions League football. “For this club it’s the place to be isn’t it? We had been in it for so long and not being involved on the big nights makes you realise what it is all about,” said Carrick, who scored the second goal against Tottenham. “Hopefully when that pressure kicks in, and it goes up and up, then we perform even better and we’re going to have to in the weeks to come.” Louis van Gaal’s methods had come into question after a series of slow, unimaginative displays, but Carrick says he and his team-mates support their manager. “The players are behind him, of course,” Carrick said. “It is just that results prove everything don’t they? “We can improve on the training pitch, we can get better there, but it is all about what we do on game day really. “And Sunday was a big step for us. “I think it will give everyone a big boost and big shot of confidence. “And it shows we are moving in the right direction, which is good.” United put on their best display of the season on Sunday as they swept aside Tottenham in a near-effortless 3-0 victory at Old Trafford. The impressive performance raised hopes and expectation levels at the club and Smalling thinks United are well-equipped to maintain that performance level for the rest of the season.
The Sigerson Cup quarter final line up should be completed today.Holders St. Mary’s meet University of Ulster Jordanstown in Belfast.Lat year’s beaten finalists U-C-D await the winner of the tie between Dundalk I-T and D-C-U. I-T Carlow take on D-I-T in Grangegorman.