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Millionaire businessman played When a Man loves a Woman at lesbian couple

first_imgDymott, who has now retired, objected to the cockerel’s crowing and claimed he was going to sue them because it had affected the value of his £1 million houseCredit:Solent news Paula Holland at Southampton Magistrate's Court He also allegedly called Miss Richardson, who lives with her partner Miss Holland, a “sick witch” and a “psycho”.One one occasion, Miss Richardson claimed, Dymott walked into her driveway and said “don’t you fucking mess with a multi-millionaire. My barrister is going to get you for £50,000 because you have devalued my house”.The couple’s cockerel was eventually killed by neighbours at their request in August 2015, but they got another cockerel that September. This bird also crowed but died in November 2015. “We think he was poisoned,” Miss Richardson added.Dymott denies two charges of harassment.The trial, which is expected to last two days, continues. A neighbour played When a Man Loves a Woman loud enough to be heard by a lesbian couple whose cockerel’s crowing he claimed was devaluing his home, a court heard on Wednesday.Neil Dymott, 56, allegedly launched a campaign of harassment against his country neighbours Helen Richardson and Paula Holland by playing excessively loud music every time their cockerel crowed.Dymott is alleged to have provocatively played the 60s soul hit ‘When A Man Loves a Woman’ at and sworn and shouted at the lesbian couple, Southampton Magistrates Court heard.Giving evidence, Miss Richardson said: “On one occasion he shouted across the road that I was a ‘fucking lezza’ and proceeded to play ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’ on repeat for an hour. But mostly it was Radio 2 and Queen music. Helen Richardson at Southampton Magistrates' Court Paula Holland at Southampton Magistrate’s CourtCredit:Solent News Helen Richardson at Southampton Magistrates’ CourtCredit:Solent News Claire Hook, prosecuting, said: “The cockerel died in November 2015 and the defendant was still convinced they were hiding a cockerel or there was a cockerel on the property.”There was intrusive contact.”Hearing a cockerel would be part of normal countryside but these two victims took the brunt of Mr Dymott’s offence.”Southampton Magistrates Court, Hants, today heard Dymott shouted “shut that cockerel up or I’ll sort you” on a number of occasions when the cockerel crowed. The dispute began when Miss Richardson and Miss Holland took in rescued hens and a cockerel hatched from one of the hens.  The retired businessman objected to the cockerel’s crowing and repeatedly threatened to sue them because it had affected the value of his £1 million house which was around 80 yards (73 metres) from their property.After receiving a letter from the council about a neighbour’s noise complaint, the couple moved the cockerel further down the garden, soundproofed the bird’s home and also bought an anti-crowing collar which went around the cockerel’s neck and prevented him crowing by restricting his air flow.Even after the couple’s cockerel was killed, Dymott allegedly continued to harass his neighbours – blaming them for their neighbour’s cockerels, and then for a cockerel crowing in surrounding farmland. Dymott, who has now retired, objected to the cockerel's crowing and claimed he was going to sue them because it had affected the value of his £1 million house “I could hear it clearly – the music, the words – from inside the house.”Police community support officer Vickie Pressey also told the court she attended Dymott’s home in response to a noise complaint in June 2015 and saw a Jaguar on his drive with all the doors and boot open “blaring” out Queen.The court heard Dymott, of Marchwood, Hants, came onto Miss Richardson and Miss Holland’s property and into their garden, taking photos of their home and on one occasion pushed Miss Richardson against a fence, leaving her with a cut on her arm. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

TERRATEC supplies custom raise borer to Mount Isa

first_imgIn early October, at the TERRATEC workshop in Hobart, Tasmania, TERRATEC successfully completed the factory acceptance testing of a custom TR3000 Raise Boring Machine (RBM), which will be deployed at Glencore’s George Fisher underground mine, in Queensland, Australia.Manufactured at the workshop in Tasmania, the TR3000 RBM is a highly robust piece of equipment, designed for ease of operation and maintenance, providing a high level of reliability. The unit has a nominal boring size of 3.0 m in diameter and 400 m in depth and has a standard pilot hole diameter of 311 mm.It has a maximum pilot drilling torque of 78,000 Nm, reaming torque of up to 237,000 Nm and breakout to 266,000 Nm. The maximum down thrust force is 1,600 kN with up thrust being 4,500 kN. The total installed power on the machine is 360 kW.The RBM has a modular design, which makes disassembly of the major components (for inspection, transport or repair) very easy to achieve.The derrick configuration includes a powerful near-ground loading pipe loader that results in a very low profile in relation to drill string length. Rotation is powered by a hollow shaft hydraulic motor, affording protection to the drill string when operating at near maximum capacity, as well as unrestricted flow of flushing water through the drive train into the drill pipe.Custom features incorporated on this machine also include an upgraded proprietary gearbox design, which allows for some flexibility in alignment when raise boring and adding drill pipe, and powered wrenching at the drive-head and work-table to make adding and removing drill strings a safer operation.TERRATEC has numerous RBMs currently working around the world, chiefly in Australia, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Argentina. These include the company’s range of RBM, down-reaming drills and box holing rigs, as well as combination of those in the form of universal boring machines, all of which have been recognised for their innovative high-performance design.TERRATEC’s experienced engineering and field service team can assist buyers from the planning stage, including custom design specifications, assembly and operation of RBMs on site, and lifetime servicing and maintenance support.last_img read more

Medical exams underway on staff of navy ships where asbestos detected

first_imgMEDICAL SCREENINGS ON civilian employees who worked on the navy ships where asbestos was detected are being carried out.According to the Minister of State at the Departments of An Taoiseach and Defence Paul Kehoe, all staff on board LE Ciara, LE Orla and in the Naval Service dockyard, including the civilian workforce, have been briefed on the situation to date.Answering a parliamentary question, he said that all Naval Service personnel who may have come into contact with asbestos have been screened by the Naval Medical Officer. “Medical screening of civilian employees by an occupational health practitioner has commenced and will be completed in the coming weeks,” said Kehoe.Asbestos Earlier this year while work was being carried out on both LE Orla and LE Ciara material which was suspected as being asbestos was found on both ships. A full survey and analysis of the ships confirmed that the material was asbestos.Kehoe said that the HSA launched its own investigation into the incident and this is ongoing.“I am advised that the HSA has visited the Naval Base a number of times and has served the Naval Service with an improvement notice under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005,” he said.Since the discovery of asbestos, air sampling and monitoring has been conducted by an external contractor on both ships and in the transport workshops and the samples taken were found to be safe.As part of the requirements under the HSA improvement notice, the Naval Service has engaged an external company, Abestaways, who are specialists in asbestos removals, to undertake the deep “environmental clean” of the two ships.This clean-up commenced on 26 May and is estimated to take a number of weeks.On completion of this process an independent asbestos consultancy company, Phoenix Environmental, will carry out air monitoring, analysis and third party assurance and reissue a re-occupational certificate as required by the HSA.Kehoe said that in the early 2000s, an external asbestos company was brought in to inspect the ships. The company gave the fleet the all clear,despite asbsetos being present in some of the ships.“That consultancy is no longer in business,” said Kehoe.Serious situation “I am advised by the Naval Service that a full asbestos audit of all ships in the fleet will be carried out and in the interim a full asbestos risk assessment will be carried out prior to any work commencing. As I mentioned previously, this matter is being treated with the utmost seriousness and attention by the Department of Defence and the Naval Service,” he said.Kehoe said the Naval Service will be launching a formal accident investigation team to investigate all aspects behind this occurrence and “to ensure that there is no repetition in the future”.The minister said that while the cleaning is underway, the Naval Service is only currently operating six of its ships, just 75 per cent of its resources.Read: Asbestos found on LÉ Aoife this week should have been removed a decade ago>Read: Hundreds of Irish soldiers were exposed to asbestos while serving overseas EXCLUSIVE>last_img read more