Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Middle East
Reload this Page >

Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

Old Sep 22nd 2010, 9:19 am
  #1  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
coffindodger's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Masbate Philippines
Posts: 1,056
coffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond repute
Default Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

Yes more bad news for the Games which are supposed to start in a few days time.
After the bridge collasped yesterday , now a ceiling has collasped in the weight lifting arena.
The Commonwealth Games has been thrown into more chaos after a ceiling collapsed at the weightlifting arena - a day after a footbridge collapsed, injuring 27 people.
It comes as Scotland said it was delaying sending its athletes to Delhi over health and safety fears.

Some of the world's top athletes have already pulled out amid widespread anger over India's last-minute preparations for the Games, which are due to start in 11 days.

Buildings are unfinished, two structures have now collapsed at the main stadium, and the athlete's village is said to be filthy.
On Monday, 27 people were injured - five critically - when a footbridge linking a parking area with the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium collapsed.

In another embarrassment, a false ceiling came down on Tuesday at the stadium's 2,500-capacity weighlifting arena.
The shooting of two foreign visitors by suspected militants combined with a dengue fever epidemic, heavy monsoon rains, delayed construction, and traffic chaos have only added to the safety fears.



http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Wor...afety_Concerns
coffindodger is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 9:33 am
  #2  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Madam Medusa's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 18,187
Madam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

Originally Posted by coffindodger View Post
Yes more bad news for the Games which are supposed to start in a few days time.
After the bridge collasped yesterday , now a ceiling has collasped in the weight lifting arena.
The Commonwealth Games has been thrown into more chaos after a ceiling collapsed at the weightlifting arena - a day after a footbridge collapsed, injuring 27 people.
It comes as Scotland said it was delaying sending its athletes to Delhi over health and safety fears.

Some of the world's top athletes have already pulled out amid widespread anger over India's last-minute preparations for the Games, which are due to start in 11 days.

Buildings are unfinished, two structures have now collapsed at the main stadium, and the athlete's village is said to be filthy.
On Monday, 27 people were injured - five critically - when a footbridge linking a parking area with the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium collapsed.

In another embarrassment, a false ceiling came down on Tuesday at the stadium's 2,500-capacity weighlifting arena.
The shooting of two foreign visitors by suspected militants combined with a dengue fever epidemic, heavy monsoon rains, delayed construction, and traffic chaos have only added to the safety fears.



http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Wor...afety_Concerns
it's not looking good, is it...

MM, xx
Madam Medusa is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 9:49 am
  #3  
Down and out
 
ctfc's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Re-Expated
Posts: 868
ctfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond reputectfc has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
it's not looking good, is it...

MM, xx
Would have to be a real whizz at PR to rescue this one...up for the challenge?
ctfc is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 10:32 am
  #4  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
coffindodger's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Masbate Philippines
Posts: 1,056
coffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond reputecoffindodger has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

Originally Posted by ctfc View Post
Would have to be a real whizz at PR to rescue this one...up for the challenge?
Errr Not today thanks
coffindodger is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 10:49 am
  #5  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 7,028
lionheart is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

Originally Posted by ctfc View Post
Would have to be a real whizz at PR to rescue this one...up for the challenge?
They could offer to switch the venue to Pakistan. That might just do the trick.
lionheart is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 12:28 pm
  #6  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Madam Medusa's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 18,187
Madam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

Originally Posted by ctfc View Post
Would have to be a real whizz at PR to rescue this one...up for the challenge?
when the indians have senior officials coming out with classics like "westerners have different standards of hygiene" i reckon it's a challenge even my fabulous pr skills aren't up to, lol...

MM, xx

Last edited by Madam Medusa; Sep 22nd 2010 at 12:54 pm.
Madam Medusa is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 12:41 pm
  #7  
Roving Donny fan.
 
glynster's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Doncaster, UK. But not for long!!! Where's my visa!!!
Posts: 385
glynster is just really niceglynster is just really niceglynster is just really niceglynster is just really niceglynster is just really niceglynster is just really niceglynster is just really niceglynster is just really niceglynster is just really niceglynster is just really nice
Default Re: Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

I think the problem obviously lies here in the middle east as we have all the best Indian engineers, managers etc over here.
How were they ever going to cope without them?

Last edited by glynster; Sep 22nd 2010 at 12:42 pm. Reason: schoolboy error
glynster is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 12:52 pm
  #8  
Forum Regular
 
Dilmun's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Manama
Posts: 277
Dilmun has much to be proud ofDilmun has much to be proud ofDilmun has much to be proud ofDilmun has much to be proud ofDilmun has much to be proud ofDilmun has much to be proud ofDilmun has much to be proud ofDilmun has much to be proud ofDilmun has much to be proud ofDilmun has much to be proud ofDilmun has much to be proud of
Default Re: Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

Originally Posted by glynster View Post
I think the problem obviously lies here in the middle east as we have all the best Indian engineers, managers etc over here.
How were they ever going to cope without them?
yes and that says all, doesn't it?
Dilmun is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 4:40 pm
  #9  
Forum Regular
 
zoukla's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 180
zoukla will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

Originally Posted by coffindodger View Post
Yes more bad news for the Games which are supposed to start in a few days time.
After the bridge collasped yesterday , now a ceiling has collasped in the weight lifting arena.
The Commonwealth Games has been thrown into more chaos after a ceiling collapsed at the weightlifting arena - a day after a footbridge collapsed, injuring 27 people.
It comes as Scotland said it was delaying sending its athletes to Delhi over health and safety fears.

Some of the world's top athletes have already pulled out amid widespread anger over India's last-minute preparations for the Games, which are due to start in 11 days.

Buildings are unfinished, two structures have now collapsed at the main stadium, and the athlete's village is said to be filthy.
On Monday, 27 people were injured - five critically - when a footbridge linking a parking area with the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium collapsed.

In another embarrassment, a false ceiling came down on Tuesday at the stadium's 2,500-capacity weighlifting arena.
The shooting of two foreign visitors by suspected militants combined with a dengue fever epidemic, heavy monsoon rains, delayed construction, and traffic chaos have only added to the safety fears.




http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Wor...afety_Concerns
Is this maybe a hint that the commonwealth is long over....Not sure madam is even interested anymore?

Where's the common wealth?
zoukla is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 5:05 pm
  #10  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
kittycat1's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Dubai
Posts: 5,965
kittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond reputekittycat1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

maybe they could turn it into a big Kryton Factor type event?
kittycat1 is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 5:57 pm
  #11  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,869
seven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

yaaaay!!!


FUNNY!!!

(does anyone know the show Wondershowzen? Funny / Not funny?)
seven seas is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 6:19 pm
  #12  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 754
weasel central is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

Originally Posted by glynster View Post
I think the problem obviously lies here in the middle east as we have all the best Indian engineers, managers etc over here.
How were they ever going to cope without them?
now that made me laugh
weasel central is offline  
Old Sep 23rd 2010, 7:01 am
  #13  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 7,028
lionheart is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

Having seen the "arena ceiling collapse" on TV this morning, I had to laugh. It was only 3-4 polystyrene suspended ceiling tiles, which had obviously been poorly affixed. Hardly the catastrophic scenario described by most of the media.
lionheart is offline  
Old Sep 23rd 2010, 7:51 am
  #14  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Doha
Posts: 535
Bonny Boy has much to be proud ofBonny Boy has much to be proud ofBonny Boy has much to be proud ofBonny Boy has much to be proud ofBonny Boy has much to be proud ofBonny Boy has much to be proud ofBonny Boy has much to be proud ofBonny Boy has much to be proud ofBonny Boy has much to be proud ofBonny Boy has much to be proud ofBonny Boy has much to be proud of
Default Re: Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
Having seen the "arena ceiling collapse" on TV this morning, I had to laugh. It was only 3-4 polystyrene suspended ceiling tiles, which had obviously been poorly affixed. Hardly the catastrophic scenario described by most of the media.

Never let the facts get in the way of a good story......

It seems our pampered and cosseted 'athletes' have moved on from the Spartan ideal.
Bonny Boy is offline  
Old Sep 23rd 2010, 9:05 am
  #15  
MODERATOR
 
Norm_uk's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Dubai
Posts: 6,265
Norm_uk has a reputation beyond reputeNorm_uk has a reputation beyond reputeNorm_uk has a reputation beyond reputeNorm_uk has a reputation beyond reputeNorm_uk has a reputation beyond reputeNorm_uk has a reputation beyond reputeNorm_uk has a reputation beyond reputeNorm_uk has a reputation beyond reputeNorm_uk has a reputation beyond reputeNorm_uk has a reputation beyond reputeNorm_uk has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Commonwealth Crisis: Arena Ceiling Collapses

Originally Posted by Bonny Boy View Post
Never let the facts get in the way of a good story......

It seems our pampered and cosseted 'athletes' have moved on from the Spartan ideal.
The Spartans were soldiers not athletes

N.
Norm_uk is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.