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Old 19th Apr 2019, 21:31
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Every quarter or so, there is an 8 page insert in the local free paper from "International Daily".
Here is one article:

"The maiden flight of CGAI's 1st EC-35 helicopter succeed in Qingdao.

The 1st EC-135 helicopter of China General Aviation Inc. (CGAI) made success of its maiden flight in Qingdao recently.
During a one month period, the EC-135 helicopter will be put into practice of all-aspect flight, first aid and air route in Qingdao Pingdu general airport. Preliminary guarantee works for flight crews and healthcare will also be done to boost the upgrade of air first-aid system in Shandong peninsula.
Considering characteristics of general aviation planes such as low flight height, low speed and type complexity, in order to make the flight practice goes smoothly and safe, the navigation support department of the airport made great efforts to coordinate many issues, including organization and implementation of the practice, plan application and approval, flight conduction, based on many factors such as complicated weather, military aviation, and aerodrome clearance.
They improved procedure of guaranteeing safe flight of EC-135 helicopter and first aid practice in Pingdu general airport."
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Old 19th Apr 2019, 21:40
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Date of article?

Would that be a licence-built EC-135?
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 00:05
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Sort of reads like that. That was the total article. Can't be bothered to investigate.
Published by the Information Office of Qingdao Municipal People's Government
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 08:30
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China General Aviation (Corporation - CGAC) was an airline based in Taiyuan Wusu International Airport, China. It operated a fleet of 8 Yakovlev Yak-42D and later 3 Boeing 737-300 aircraft. It was acquired by China Eastern Airlines in 1997.

In 2011, Eurocopter formalised a license manufacturing agreement with Zhong-Ou International Group to produce the EC135 Luxury Helicopter in Zhejiang Province, China.
In October 2015, a letter of intent between Airbus Helicopters and Ecopark was signed for the establishment of a final assembly line (FAL) in Qingdao Province, China; a related $1.1 billion order for 100 Chinese-assembled H135s was announced in the same month. The majority of assembly work on the type remains at Airbus Helicopter's Donauwörth facility.
Construction of the FAL started in May 2017 and is expected to be completed by 2018.
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 08:46
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Found a slip of paper in my letterbox last night; it was from a neighbour's child asking people to complete a Survey monkey questionnaire on the local community "so I don't get a detention". Faced with such abject pathos, how could I refuse?
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 11:42
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Project "update the house and get rid of magnolia coloured walls" is going well. Plaster drying nicely.
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 12:44
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... asking people to complete a Survey monkey questionnaire on the local community "so I don't get a detention".
I think that's wonderful!
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 12:49
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Originally Posted by redsnail View Post
Project "update the house and get rid of magnolia coloured walls" is going well.
Shortly after we moved into a new-build house (our first) we decided that the north-facing living room was 'cold' - despite the gas-fired central heating and Baxi gas fire (with back boiler) and decided to repaint the magnolia walls with a rich golden 'sunrise' paint.
After completion of the first (long) wall the impression was that the room had become significantly smaller, so we repainted with magnolia and never tried anything vaguely exciting again.

Our next house had the living room walls painted in 'poppy' red when we arrived - until I papered over them.
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 20:08
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Yeah, got artistic once and painted the walls terracotta. Was like being inside an oven. Magnolia it was after that.
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 20:13
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Originally Posted by UpaCreak View Post
When I lived in Yorkshire, some time ago, (35+ years), the what was the West Riding, used to work Good Friday and have Easter Tuesday off. Also when I was a lad, I remember newspapers weren't for sale on Good Friday, so had a day off as a paper boy
Yes Easter was worse than Christmas in that respect. No papers Friday, Sunday or Monday as I recall. Also, TV developed a decidedly religious bent for some reason so pretty dull if the weather was also naff.
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 21:27
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Statistics ......a bit rash at times.

But now we know how to live longer ! ..until the next "eating / drinking scientific study of everything possible to eat and drink is going to kill you " emerges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47947965
Statistics, as the hope for the future tells me, are 77% made up.
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 07:30
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Statistics, as the hope for the future tells me, are 77% made up, including this one.
Fixed it for you.
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 10:09
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I have et two Easter eggs, one small one said to be mint-flavoured but 'twas very subtle if so; the other a surprisingly nice marshmallow-filled vanilla-flavoured one.
Autumn day, leaves turning colour and falling.
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 13:16
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I must admit I don't like walls done in wishy-washy colours. Neither do I like white ceilings. What I do is pick a colour, say a medium shade of green or blue or whatever you like. That will have 25% by volume of white added and that goes on the walls. The ceiling is painted in the original colour with 50-75% white added and then the full colour is used on the skirting boards and the bit that separates the ceiling from the walls (don't know what that's called). The overall unifying effect is very pleasing with none of that distracting, blinding white to constantly draw attention to the ceiling.
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 13:50
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the bit that separates the ceiling from the walls (don't know what that's called).
It's called a corner.
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 14:02
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
It's called a corner.
A cornice is a profiled moulding used to conceal the joint between a wall and a ceiling so that it does not have to be finished and any cracking along the joint is hidden.
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 15:42
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Many years ago (1970s) the 'Midlands' motor industry used to close for Good Friday (as well as Easter Monday).
Given the political machinations of the likes of Derek "Red Robbo" Robinson I believe that shutdowns were a weekly event.
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 16:07
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cornice is a profiled moulding used to conceal the joint between a wall and a ceiling
When I was a lad I used to help a plasterer set up his running moulds. None of this modern stick-on stuff..
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 05:17
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I made my own cornice from wood.Taurus skirting board fixed upside-down against the ceiling,the ends mitred at 45deg's,then planted-on ogee architrave,also mitred at ends.Very easy to apply,and results in dead-straight lines,and just a little filler required where the mitres abutt.These mouldings can be obtained in virtually any length,resulting in no joins.Looks quite impressive according to my plasterer !
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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 05:31
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A butted double-mitered cornice may well fail at the corner joint due to natural settling/seasonal movement of the structure and wood expansion/contraction... what you really want to do is run two opposing ends straight and square to the walls with about a couple~three mil gap at each end, and then use a coping saw along the face pattern on the other two opposing sides at a bit of an angle to lay them in.

/lecture...

Spring has spring, 26* and sunny, getting the garden knocked up with some weed removal, grass cutting and general maintenance.

The sunshine feels quite good.
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