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Post by TheTruthWillOut on 13.04.15 23:37

In Leicester here and I have always said it (and have only ever heard it said) as Roath-lee. Maybe the locals of Rothley say it different...
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Post by plebgate on 14.04.15 7:29

@missbeetle wrote:Many thanks, HelenMeg.


My next query is about the Salsalito guesthouse in Burgau -

- apparently it was featured (at least a couple of years back now)

on an episode of a UK holiday travels or real estate programme -

'Places In The Sun' or something like that.


I'd very much like to see this show -

- does anyone have any ideas where to find it?

.........................................................................................................................................................................................................@Miss Beetle - the show is not available to view on line  http://www.aplaceinthesun.com/tvshow/aplaceinthesunsummersun/series1/episode2.aspx






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Balloon logos...?

Post by missbeetle on 20.05.15 5:06

Another picture I didn't quite know where to put :



This is the biggest size I could find of it -

and my apologies, I haven't a date nor a place.


Can anybody make out what the logo in red

printed on the balloons is? It looks like it starts with 'S'.

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Re: Portuguese Geography

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Post by aquila on 20.05.15 7:48

Here is the article in full for people who don't like links.

Balloons released for Madeleine


The McCanns say the aim is to ensure Madeleine is not forgotten
Balloons are being released all over the world, to mark the 50th day since Madeleine McCann went missing.
Yellow balloons are being freed in 50 countries to raise awareness of the campaign to find the four-year-old.

Parents Gerry and Kate McCann took part in an event on the beach at Praia De Luz in Portugal, the resort from which Madeleine went missing on 3 May.

The McCanns have also written an open letter thanking the British media for its support in the hunt for Madeleine.

Similar balloon releases were planned by supporters in countries including Argentina, the US and Australia.

In Dublin, 50 yellow and white balloons, displaying contact details for people with information to call, were released by local schoolchildren.

In Afghanistan, campaigners will fly 50 kites emblazoned with pictures of the missing girl, a report on the FindMadeleine website said.

And in California, 50 white doves will be released.




Schoolchildren in Glasgow, Scotland also released balloons


In full: McCanns' letter

A small ceremony has also been held at Glenfield Hospital, where Mr McCann works.

On behalf of his colleagues, the Reverend Maggie Sharp said a prayer for Madeleine.

"The abduction of Madeleine has hit us really hard, it's opened our hearts and minds to another kind of suffering and another kind of agony.

"We come together to say we are not going to forget, we are going to go on supporting."

A message from the McCanns on the website said: "The objective is simple - after seven weeks missing, we must continue to ensure she is not forgotten."

Madeleine's parents are also considering releasing a cover version of the Bryan Adams song Everything I Do, I Do It For You, in an effort to raise more money for their campaign.

Speaking to Sky News, Mr McCann said: "That song, at the minute, best reflects how Kate and I feel emotionally and how determined we are to continue searching for Madeleine."

In their letter, the McCanns express their "deep gratitude" to British news organisations, and ask the media not to carry any more pictures of their twins, Sean and Amelie.

The couple also say that the balloon release marks a new, "event-driven" phase of their campaign.

Sightings

Earlier, police in Malta said they are investigating possible sightings of Madeleine McCann.

A number of UK tourists have reported seeing a child resembling the missing four-year-old in the island's capital, Valletta, and the resort of Sliema.



The more I think about what I saw the more convinced I become that it may well have been Maddie

Ray Roberts
British tourist in Malta


Ray Roberts interview

One said he saw a couple with a girl, who appeared to be wearing a black wig.

A spokesman for Madeleine's parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, said they were not giving credence to the claims at this stage.

Maltese newspaper In-Nazzjon reported that two tourists told police they had seen a girl matching Madeleine's description in Valletta.

And Ray Roberts, from Anglesey, north Wales, said he saw a child in Sliema wearing what looked like a black wig and being told "Get up, little girl" by a man of Arab appearance.

"The more I think about what I saw the more convinced I become that it may well have been Maddie," he said.

The McCanns' spokeswoman said they were not focusing on the sightings until more information was available from an official source.
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Helium balloon releases...

Post by missbeetle on 20.05.15 7:58

Thank you for that, LG - looks like there may have been more than one

photographed balloon release by Kate and Gerry that day - 22nd June 2007.

First picture :



Yellow-only balloons with red printing on them,

both McCanns are wearing a second layer of clothes.

Looks a bit overcast?


Another picture (this one I'm more familiar with) :



Bi-coloured plain balloons with tags hanging off them.

Looks sunny and the McCanns are dressed accordingly.


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A couple more interesting photographs...

Post by missbeetle on 01.06.15 20:13

I hadn't seen this picture of a grinning Gerry and a whacked-out Kate before :

(taken the day of the balloon release)



Our Lady makes a reluctant-looking photobomber.


I hadn't realised either that that wretched Casa Niobe pyramid had appeared in the background

of more than one interview until I found these pictures :


(snipped from kalysisblogspot.com, with thanks)


Finally, more grinning from Gerald at a beach resort aid concert in Lagos :

(the night before the balloon release/s) 



Most strange...!

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Re: Portuguese Geography

Post by j.rob on 01.06.15 21:08

@missbeetle wrote:I hadn't seen this picture of a grinning Gerry and a whacked-out Kate before :

(taken the day of the balloon release)



Our Lady makes a reluctant-looking photobomber.


I hadn't realised either that that wretched Casa Niobe pyramid had appeared in the background

of more than one interview until I found these pictures :


(snipped from kalysisblogspot.com, with thanks)


Finally, more grinning from Gerald at a beach resort aid concert in Lagos :

(the night before the balloon release/s) 



Most strange...!

Utterly peculiar photos of the Mcs. As always. 

A random hand in the top photo thrusting religious images into Gerry's neck.

In the bottom photo Gerry looks massively entertained. 

Really....is this the look of a man who is "devastated" by the "abduction" of his daughter just over a month after the alleged incidence.

Hmmmmm.......

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Hey there, it's me, Gerry McCann...

Post by missbeetle on 01.06.15 22:55

Looking 'massively entertained' sounds about right...!

Check out his wave to another attendee at the same Lagos concert in his aid :



- it's almost a high five. 

I find him so false, so smug and so uncharmingly smarmy -

I look at that T shirt of his and I see an advertisement for Chang beer -

(a small girl bearing a Thai beer logo makes me think of child trafficking and CEOP in Cambodia)

- rather than the depiction of a much loved and missed and missing daughter.


Check out Kate's hands though - she looks to be holding on to herself for dear life.


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Post by tigger on 02.06.15 7:07

This is what the man himself told us about the T-shirt: (with thanks to Pamalan)

Busier day today with travel arrangements for Berlin and Amsterdam finalised. Leaving tomorrow night and coming back Thurs afternoon. It will be a very busy schedule similar to Madrid. On Thurs night there is a music festival in aid of Madeleine in nearby Lagos which we will be attending. Tonigh, we were interviewed for Crimeatch which will be shown on BBC1 tomorrow night. This was a very good opportunity to recap on all the information which is in the public domain and re-emphasise the appeal, especially since the description of a suspect seen carrying a child was released by the Portuguese police after the initial British appeal. As well as some reports from Crimewatch, you may see a picture of me in a green and yellow find Madeleine t-shirt in tomorrow’s paper. The t-shirts were brought over by Phil and later on I thought better about wearing it around the resort she was taken from. I am sure all the people who have chosen to continue their holliday here, rather than take an alternative location, know about Madeleine’s disappearance and don’t need a further reminder.

So that's fine then, no need to wear that unflattering T shirt - it's the 'no further reminders' that gets me. 

Poor Kate -and I really mean that. The good times didn't last long.

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Post by missbeetle on 02.06.15 7:55

@tigger wrote:This is what the man himself told us about the T-shirt: (with thanks to Pamalan)

Busier day today with travel arrangements for Berlin and Amsterdam finalised. Leaving tomorrow night and coming back Thurs afternoon. It will be a very busy schedule similar to Madrid. On Thurs night there is a music festival in aid of Madeleine in nearby Lagos which we will be attending. Tonigh, we were interviewed for Crimeatch which will be shown on BBC1 tomorrow night. This was a very good opportunity to recap on all the information which is in the public domain and re-emphasise the appeal, especially since the description of a suspect seen carrying a child was released by the Portuguese police after the initial British appeal. As well as some reports from Crimewatch, you may see a picture of me in a green and yellow find Madeleine t-shirt in tomorrow’s paper. The t-shirts were brought over by Phil and later on I thought better about wearing it around the resort she was taken from. I am sure all the people who have chosen to continue their holliday here, rather than take an alternative location, know about Madeleine’s disappearance and don’t need a further reminder.

So that's fine then, no need to wear that unflattering T shirt - it's the 'no further reminders' that gets me. 

Poor Kate -and I really mean that. The good times didn't last long.

It's lovely having you back posting, Tigger!

Gerry's sartorial second thought sounds like he's been asked not to frighten the punters with his lurid shirts -

(he deftly blames their presence on Phil)

- that bit about 'a further reminder' just sounds sour and pompous.


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Post by j.rob on 02.06.15 15:58

@missbeetle wrote:Looking 'massively entertained' sounds about right...!

Check out his wave to another attendee at the same Lagos concert in his aid :



- it's almost a high five. 

I find him so false, so smug and so uncharmingly smarmy -

I look at that T shirt of his and I see an advertisement for Chang beer -

(a small girl bearing a Thai beer logo makes me think of child trafficking and CEOP in Cambodia)

- rather than the depiction of a much loved and missed and missing daughter.


Check out Kate's hands though - she looks to be holding on to herself for dear life.


My thoughts only.

Now where have I seen a wave like that before.......?

Oh dear, oh dear. He really does/did have delusions of grandeur...for someone who is only famous for having "lost" a child in highly suspicious circumstances.

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ETA: I have to agree with your comment above which I have bolded. How inappropriate to use a photograph of a girl who doesn't even look like Madeleine McCann (whatever she looked like) wearing a T-shirt promoting a brand of Thai beer. Still, it's a good marketing ploy I suppose and Chang beer are major sponsors of Gerry's beloved football team Everton.




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With regards to Chang Beer - 

Part of Gerry's marketing ploy and 'wider agenda'? Snipped from link below:

Chang Beer is Thailand’s biggest brewer, in July 2004Everton struck up a one year sponsorship deal with Chang worth £1.5m.
The deal was the first time a Thai product has sponsored an English football team shirt. Chang Beer sent Everton three young football hopefuls as part of the deal aswell.
In the summer of 2005, Everton decided to extend thier deal with Chang. The club confirmed the most lucrative sponsorship deal in the club’s history after agreeing a three-year extension. The three year deal is worth around £6m and as part of the extension Everton were given three more football hopefuls.
The extended sponsorship agreement with one of the biggest drinks firms in Asia provides the opportunity to develop the Everton brand over there.

http://www.nsno.co.uk/everton-sponsor/



Everton have announced a new club-record sponsorship deal with Thai beer Chang worth up to £16million.
Chang have been the club's sponsors for ten years, and to celebrate they have confirmed a three-year extension.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2585004/Everton-bag-new-16m-deal-shirt-sponsors-Chang-Kone-meets-kids.html#ixzz3bv0T4Wtr 
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Post by Guest on 02.06.15 16:56

j.Rob,

That's not nice to the Pope, who appears to be a good guy trying to put a broom to Augean stables
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Post by j.rob on 02.06.15 19:02

Given that Thailand is known at least partly, rightly or wrongly, for a sex industry. And that beer bars in places like Pattaya are also known as girlie bars apparently I would say that the photo of Madeleine wearing a shirt promoting Chang beer is totally inappropriate. Pretty much up there with those other inappropriate photos of her in those Lolita-style poses.

What a total disgrace this whole case is.

How exactly are the McCanns helping the cause of exploited or abused children who are very often the children who 'go missing'?

When is that photo allegedly of Madeleine wearing the T-shirt promoting Chang beer supposed to have been taken? What was the occasion?

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Post by j.rob on 02.06.15 19:06

@Portia wrote:j.Rob,

That's not nice to the Pope, who appears to be a good guy trying to put a broom to Augean stables

big grin

But do you think there is some resemblance between the two? Given that identical hand wave?

Twins separated at birth? IVF experiments? Clones?

Or just good Catholic boys?

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Post by BlueBag on 02.06.15 20:39

@j.rob wrote:Given that Thailand is known at least partly, rightly or wrongly, for a sex industry. And that beer bars in places like Pattaya are also known as girlie bars apparently I would say that the photo of Madeleine wearing a shirt promoting Chang beer is totally inappropriate. 
For heavens sake just cut the crap will you.

It's an Everton shirt and they are sponsored by them.

About 10 thousand kids wore the same shirt that season.

You're making a mountain out of a quark - as always.
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Post by Guest on 03.06.15 10:43

[quote="j.rob"][quote="Portia"]j.Rob,

That's not nice to the Pope, who appears to be a good guy trying to put a broom to Augean stables[/quote]

big grin

But do you think there is some resemblance between the two? Given that identical hand wave?

Twins separated at birth? IVF experiments? Clones?

Or just good Catholic boys?

spin[/quote]

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Can't tell: Pope Francis was elected into high office and reaches down to those deserving his care

Unlike some others I could but would not mention

And there all resemblance ends
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Post by j.rob on 03.06.15 10:52

@BlueBag wrote:
@j.rob wrote:Given that Thailand is known at least partly, rightly or wrongly, for a sex industry. And that beer bars in places like Pattaya are also known as girlie bars apparently I would say that the photo of Madeleine wearing a shirt promoting Chang beer is totally inappropriate. 
For heavens sake just cut the crap will you.

It's an Everton shirt and they are sponsored by them.

About 10 thousand kids wore the same shirt that season.

You're making a mountain out of a quark - as always.

I don't usually read your posts because you don't bring anything of value to the forum in my opinion. And you are rude and offensive.

The fact that you consider it perfectly acceptable to promote a brand of Thai beer on a child who went missing in highly suspicious circumstances and whose very own parents and their close friends say she might have been stolen into a paedophile ring just illustrates how out of touch you are with what might be appropriate. Given that child abuse and trafficking is a global problem.

I consider it inappropriate for alcohol to be advertised on children's clothing. 

Please stop using attacking language. It is gross.

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Post by Rogue-a-Tory on 03.06.15 11:22

@j.rob wrote:
@BlueBag wrote:
@j.rob wrote:Given that Thailand is known at least partly, rightly or wrongly, for a sex industry. And that beer bars in places like Pattaya are also known as girlie bars apparently I would say that the photo of Madeleine wearing a shirt promoting Chang beer is totally inappropriate. 
For heavens sake just cut the crap will you.

It's an Everton shirt and they are sponsored by them.

About 10 thousand kids wore the same shirt that season.

You're making a mountain out of a quark - as always.

I don't usually read your posts because you don't bring anything of value to the forum in my opinion. And you are rude and offensive.

The fact that you consider it perfectly acceptable to promote a brand of Thai beer on a child who went missing in highly suspicious circumstances and whose very own parents and their close friends say she might have been stolen into a paedophile ring just illustrates how out of touch you are with what might be appropriate. Given that child abuse and trafficking is a global problem.

I consider it inappropriate for alcohol to be advertised on children's clothing. 

Please stop using attacking language. It is gross.
Are you serious j.rob? Are you going to similarly address the issue of all the clubs that use online betting or pay day loans on their shirts? If you’re going to tackle ethics in football, you’ve a very long term fight on your hands that needs to begin in Zurich not PdL.
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Post by BlueBag on 03.06.15 11:26

@Rogue-a-Tory wrote:
@j.rob wrote:
@BlueBag wrote:
@j.rob wrote:Given that Thailand is known at least partly, rightly or wrongly, for a sex industry. And that beer bars in places like Pattaya are also known as girlie bars apparently I would say that the photo of Madeleine wearing a shirt promoting Chang beer is totally inappropriate. 
For heavens sake just cut the crap will you.

It's an Everton shirt and they are sponsored by them.

About 10 thousand kids wore the same shirt that season.

You're making a mountain out of a quark - as always.

I don't usually read your posts because you don't bring anything of value to the forum in my opinion. And you are rude and offensive.

The fact that you consider it perfectly acceptable to promote a brand of Thai beer on a child who went missing in highly suspicious circumstances and whose very own parents and their close friends say she might have been stolen into a paedophile ring just illustrates how out of touch you are with what might be appropriate. Given that child abuse and trafficking is a global problem.

I consider it inappropriate for alcohol to be advertised on children's clothing. 

Please stop using attacking language. It is gross.
Are you serious j.rob? Are you going to similarly address the issue of all the clubs that use online betting or pay day loans on their shirts? If you’re going to tackle ethics in football, you’ve a very long term fight on your hands that needs to begin in Zurich not PdL.
Yes.. he needs perspective instead of posting stuff that makes us look batty.
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At the boxing, in Las Vegas - 24th June 2007

Post by missbeetle on 03.06.15 11:41



Wrong on so many levels.

Who would've provided pop star Robbie Williams with such an awful shirt?

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So very wrong...

Post by missbeetle on 03.06.15 12:10

Check out the hat :



Ghastly.

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Post by tigger on 03.06.15 12:23

Chang beer will have been very happy with the presumably free advertising. 

Did the T-shirts of the two Soham girls promote any products?  Just checked, Vodaphone.

I never liked the TWO Chang shirt photos of what looks like totally different girls. both smiling in such an adult way, one playing in such an adult way with her hair. Toddlers rarely smile with their mouths closed imo. 

The very blonde one could very easily be adjusted (bit of vertical stretching) to make it look like a 20yr old barmaid. 

Having two photograohs of Maddie wearing a shirt of my a not at all Global team - yes, imo Chang must have been delighted and I very much hope surprised.

But how coincidental, two photos with Everton strip, just like Soham.

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portuagal geography

Post by willowthewisp on 03.06.15 13:24

Ref: the hat RW, do you not cringe at his Ghastly singing to his wife when she was about to give birth to a child.Insidious behaviour the hospital should have removed him from their premises, i'll bet the child was singing different notes than he's when the child came out??

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Post by j.rob on 03.06.15 14:31

Are you serious j.rob? Are you going to similarly address the issue of all the clubs that use online betting or pay day loans on their shirts? If you’re going to tackle ethics in football, you’ve a very long term fight on your hands that needs to begin in Zurich not PdL.


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So you think it is okay for Chang beer to be promoted off the back of a child who mysteriously vanished in highly suspicious circumstances? Of course I am serious. Remember, this photo was released well after Madeleine disappeared. The McCanns could have chosen a photo that was not promoting alcohol. In actual fact, that child does not even look like Madeleine. Probably wasn't even Madeleine McCann but a photogenic child who was "a good marketing ploy."


And I am not the only one who thinks this way.


http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/dec/25/ban-alcohol-firms-sponsoring-sports-clubs-doctors

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