Northern Ireland 12th July 2012 Celebrations / Riots

So it is the 12 July again and that means it is time for rioting across Northern Ireland and moreso Belfast and the Ardoyne shops.

This basically comes down to the Loyal Orange Order wanting to match along their traditional route. The Nationalists then claim that this area is not supportive of an oppressive march and it is not welcome.

Result – A Stand off.

So what has now become a yearly event the Nationalists attack the police who are trying to separate them from the Loyalists.

Today there were determinations ruled by the Parades Commission that meant the LOL had to be finished by 4pm. They did this. Then the Nationalists would have a counter demonstration, however before this happened the riots began.

These riots have lead to #Belfast and #Ardoyne trending on twitter! A real shame in this 2012, our year, our place, our time.

We have let ourselves and each other down a lot this year.

I could go on and on about this but I want to keep it straight and to the facts do that is them. I have amassed a full collection of photos from the day which I will get up later, but really people – wise up your are destroying your own communities and raising tensions when in this day and age there should be none!

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‘Durable’ iPhone 4s Case – Thoughts / Reviews and Photos…

So to start this is an eBay case, and it ranges massively in price from seller to seller, expect to pay about £7.00 including post and packaging for this case, anything more and you are being ripped off.  The best sellers also have it in pretty much every colour you could ever want.  As you can see I have opted for the ‘dark blue’ option, thinking that it looked very like the Subaru WR Blue shade of blue, in actual fact as you can probably tell from the photos it is a good bit lighter than WR Blue.

I am a big fan of hard and tough cases, and this definitely ticks those boxes.  It is tough and hard, it is after all metal, and whats more you need an ‘Allan’ key to put the thing together.

Read more‘Durable’ iPhone 4s Case – Thoughts / Reviews and Photos…

Euro 2012 – Congratulations Spain

Congratulation to Spain, Euro 2012 Champions (and World Cup 2010 Champions, and Euro 2008 Champions).

An epic 4-0 win over Italy in a game that they just outclassed the runners-up!

Well played Spain, I’,m gonna put £20 on you doing another double and making it 5/5!

Even the Spanish fans looked well!
Even the Spanish fans looked well!

Extreme Stunt Show Gallery – Sunday 10th June 2012

Extreme Stunt Show - Antrim, Northern Ireland 10th June 2012

Well the Extreme Stunt Show has left Northern IReland after a flat out tour of the Country. So I think it is safe enough for me to put the picks up now, without the chances of spoiling it for anyone.

If however you are in Europe elsewhere and the show hasn’t reached you, you may want to look away now…

Read moreExtreme Stunt Show Gallery – Sunday 10th June 2012

Coming Soon : iPhone 4s Griffin Survivor and Ballistic HC Covers

Following on from my recent postings about phone covers I thought as I have a good bit of experience with them I would continue it on a touch.

I’m all about the extreme protection and to start off I thought I would go with some of the best known cases in the extreme heavy duty protection market, namely the Griffin ‘Survivor’ and the Ballistic ‘HC.’

These are not for the iPhone purists, they are not discreet in any shape or form. They are big, bold and chunky as hell. They have many layers and are designed to stand up to the worst situations a phone should find itself in.

These two would be my two favourite cases and rank higher in my opinion than the Otterbox ‘Defender’ which I will cover at some point also.

Anyway that’s what’s coming over the next few posts.

Google Chrome & Google Drive Released for iOS

Today is a great day for all things Google and at the same time all things Apple! Why so? Because Google Chrome is released today in the App Store for all iOS devices.

This has been met with much cheer across the Apple circuit, mainly because people have become discontented with Safari and it’s limitations. Customers, fanboys, lovers and haters have all been crying out for an alternative, and the alternative they have been screaming for has arrived.

I don’t think there is too much need for me to go into massive details about this app, it is easily downloaded, free and small so you have no excuse for not giving it a go, so get yourself over to the AppStore and get downloading.

A few points I will make though after my limited trial of it this morning.

Read moreGoogle Chrome & Google Drive Released for iOS

Coming Soon – ‘Durable’ iPhone 4s Case – Thoughts / Reviews and Photos…

'Durable' iPhone Case

Is this the world’s strongest iPhone case?

It definitely looks and feels like one, and guess what you can pick one up for under £8.00!

So is it all it is cracked up to be? I’ll let you know when I have had it tested for a while, initial impressions though are good, it seems very strong, however it also seems a little exposed to the elements!

The Relentless North West 200 – Portrush 17 – 19 May 2012 Galleries.

Get 'er Lit!

I know I have been promising these for quite some time, and if you have been contacting me in relation to when they were going up please accept my apologies for the delay.

It just took a little longer than I was expecting to get the time to trim them down and make sure the best photos made it.  I had well over 700 to sort through, and I hope I have brought you the best of them!

The only gripe I have, which to be honest about I am reasonably devastated over is that there was a horribly placed fence just in front of me that played havoc with getting the wheels of the bikes in the shots.  Unfortunately I couldn’t get any higher to try and cut over it, and I didn’t want to move, as my position at this chicane was far too good to let go.

The other thing I thought was that the decals and livery of the bikes were just too nice for me to not put up the photos due to the fact that the fence interfered with the wheels a little.  So I am aware that the fence is not ideal in the photos, but I also felt you should get a good look at the bikes regardless.

Also this was my first attempt at motion photography, and I have to say I really enjoyed trying a few different techniques.  I still am learning and motorsport photography is definitely something I will be working at in the future, so expect some more.

Read moreThe Relentless North West 200 – Portrush 17 – 19 May 2012 Galleries.

Coming Soon – Extreme Stunt Show Gallery

Extreme Stunt Show

If you live in Northern Ireland you have without a doubt seen the posters up in every town across the country for this ‘Extreme Stunt Show.’  I was really dubious about how a stunt show could be mobile and good, I had a vision of a poor circus, with people who couldn’t give a ^*&?> about the show, and well it’s mobile so how can it be any good.  Regardless I went to the Extreme Stunt Show more out of curiosity to see how bad it could be.

And I am happy to say I was WRONG!  This is a great day, with really skilled guys doing really crazy things!  If you get the chance to go, do so and you’ll enjoy it.  I mean skilled and crazy, and that’s a damn good combination!

I have a full Gallery to share in relation to this and a video!  WOO HOO! Yes indeed a video!  Now it is my first attempt at a video so don’t expect too much, but it is just a taster.

Finally there is a good chance these guys will have left Northern Ireland by the time the Gallery and video are up, so once again if you get the chance to go check them out, do it, and then come back here to remember it!

Oh and as you will see I got a glorious sunny day, actually got a little burnt, but with the crazy ass weather we are getting at the moment, keep you fingers crossed for a nice day, as with any outdoor event I can imagine the rain could really put a dampener on things!

Oh and if you are not in Northern Ireland I believe these guys are touring Europe all summer long!

Full Gallery and Video COMING SOON!

Extreme Stunt Show
Extreme Stunt Show – 10/06/2012 Junction One, Antrim

And so Euro 2012 begins

The Euro 2012 Championships start today and it will be a full on couple of weeks of football. A great way to get through the summer void. So make sure you follow my twitter for all my tips and thoughts on the Championships as they develop.

Enjoy the tournament and my first tip is the hosts Poland to beat Greece. Currently at evens on Bet365 it seems a decent chance to double up.

So when I logged into my account I had the princely sum of £8.33. Lol. So let’s see if I can make it grow. All of it is on Poland. So fingers crossed or I’ll bust out on the opening day. Ha!

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