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Posted Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:39am AEST
Updated Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:30am AEST
Freak accident: Knights jousting at a medieval tournament (file photo). (Reuters: Stephen Hird)
A man has died in a freak accident while filming a medieval jousting tournament for the archaeological TV show Time Team, Britain's Channel Four said overnight.
The unnamed man, a professional re-enactor, died after a splinter of wood from a lance flew through the slit of his helmet and penetrated his eye.
He died after a week in hospital. The accident occurred in September, but the man's death has only just been made public.
"We have been shocked and deeply saddened by this tragic accident," a Channel Four spokeswoman said.
"The professional company of historical enactors has an excellent safety record and took all the appropriate and necessary precautions and it does sadly appear this was a tragic freak accident."
The man had been filming a sequence for a Time Team special about King Edward III's Round Table at Windsor Castle, with the jousting demonstration taking place at Rockingham Castle in Leicestershire.
The participants were using lances with a balsa wood tip designed to break off on impact with an opponent's shield, but a splinter flew off through the slit of the man's helmet, Channel Four said.
The show's host, actor Tony Robinson, was not present when the incident took place, the broadcaster said.
The planned episode is to be screened, although the jousting footage will not be shown.
Time Team is broadcast on ABC TV in Australia.
Tuesday, 23 October 2007
ended June 30, 2007, a 13% increase over the same period of the prior
year. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $0.31.
Excluding $0.08 of previously announced charges primarily related to
Xbox 360™ warranty policies, earnings per share would have been
$0.39, an increase of 26% over the same period of the prior year when
also adjusted for certain items.
For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007, Microsoft announced revenue
of $51.12 billion, a 15% increase over the prior year. Diluted
earnings per share for the year were $1.42. Excluding certain items,
earnings per share would have been $1.49, an increase of 17% over the
prior year when also adjusted for certain items. $31 billion in cash,
or approximately 175% of operating cash flow, was returned to
shareholders during the year through share buybacks and dividends.
This fiscal year marked the general availability of Microsoft's
flagship products, Windows Vista® and the 2007 Microsoft Office
system. Revenue growth was primarily driven by solid customer
acceptance of these products, as well as increasing sales of existing
products such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, and Xbox
•Revenue is expected to be in the range of $12.4 billion to $12.6
•Operating income is expected to be in the range of $5.0 billion to
•Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $0.38
Management offers the following guidance for the full fiscal year
ending June 30, 2008:
•Revenue is expected to be in the range of $56.8 billion to $57.8
•Operating income is expected to be in the range of $22.2 billion to
•Diluted earnings per share are expected to be in the range of $1.69
Apple has announced their financial results for their 4th quarter 2007 (July - September 2007). Apple posted revenue of $6.22 billion and net quarterly profit of $904 million, or $1.01 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $4.84 billion and net quarterly profit of $542 million, or $.62 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.
"Apple ended the fiscal year with $15.4 billion in cash and no debt," said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's CFO. "Looking ahead to the first quarter of fiscal 2008, we expect revenue of about $9.2 billion and earnings per diluted share of about $1.42."
Sunday, 21 October 2007
Seventy years locked up in institutions hardly seems to be a punishment that befits the crime of stealing half-a-crown.
However, it is just such a fate that befell Jean Gambell when at the age of 15, in 1937, she was falsely accused of stealing 2s 6d (12.5p) from the doctor's surgery where she worked as a cleaner.