May 3 (UPI) — The carrier strike group led by the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth set off for a two-week exercise in preparation for a 28-week deployment. The exercise, known as Exercise Strike Warrior, will include over 20 warships and three submarines, as well as 150 aircraft. Eleven NATO and allied nations will be involved, the Royal Navy said on Saturday in a statement. The aircraft carrier, with four British warships as escorts, will engage in simulated battle with “warships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 in waters off north-west Scotland to prove it is capable of undertaking high intensity operations against the most demanding adversaries,” the Royal Navy statement said. Aircraft handlers qualified @RNASCuldrose on Wednesday and yesterday helped F-35 jets from @OC617Sqn join @HMSQNLZ ready for her 1st deployment. 6 of 20 sailors to pass out from the RN School of Flight Deck Ops joined the carrier to marshal her aircraft. … [Read more...] about HMS Queen Elizabeth: Carrier Strike Group Starts Exercises Ahead of World Deployment
What costs more than a HDB flat, a condo apartment and a semi-detached house combined? A bespoke Rolls Royce Phantom luxury saloon with interiors designed by Hermes. News of this unique one-off creation was released just hours ago to the media, creating a wave of excitement among car lovers, fashion followers and design afficionados alike. Being one of the world’s most iconic emblems of prestige and luxury, Rolls Royce is certainly no stranger to launching amazingly beautiful, powerful and expensive vehicles, but what makes this Phantom so special is the fact that it was commissioned by one billionaire, who insisted that the English house of Rolls Royce collaborate with France’s most established leather and fashion brand Hermes. The billionaire in question happens to be Japanese multi-hyphenate Yusaku Maezawa. Widely known as an entrepreneur, he also happens to be an avid art collector, supercar enthusiast as well as the man behind a SpaceX project aiming to bring artists to … [Read more...] about Design meets luxury in this Rolls Royce/Hermes Phantom collab with an estimated value of over $6m (without COE)
The government has sent two Royal Navy ships to monitor the situation in the waters of Jersey as some 60 French fishing vessels descended on the British Crown Dependency amidst a post-Brexit fishing dispute with France, which has threatened to cut the electricity to the English Channel island. Number 10 Downing Street said that it had sent Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) HMS Severn and HMS Tamar to “monitor the situation” on Thursday morning. HMS Severn had previously been used to shadow Russian warships passing through the English Channel. Both Royal Navy vessels are used to monitoring fishing in British waters, with the crew able to board fishing boats to conduct inspections, according to the BBC. The Jersey government is responsible for its own fishing rights and has determined that only vessels in their waters that have a history of fishing in the area will be granted new, post-Brexit licences. As a Crown Dependency, however, the notionally independent Isle’s foreign … [Read more...] about Two UK Royal Navy Ships Deployed as 60 French Fishing Ships Move to Blockade Jersey Port
(Associated Press) Where does a Playboy Bunny go after leaving the Mansion behind? In the case of Holly Madison, it's straight to Sin City. The 36-year-old blonde bombshell is back with another sizzling memoir, "The Vegas Diaries," which chronicles her decision to roll the dice, head to Las Vegas, and pursue a burlesque career on the Strip. But this time, Madison, who last year published her juicy tell-all "Down the Rabbit Hole," is now taking more of a comedic approach in exploring what it was really like leaving behind her life as an adored pinup on E!’s hit reality TV series "The Girls Next Door." From stripteasing to finding romance, Madison is revealing all once again. Fox News Magazine spoke exclusively with Madison about "The Vegas Diaries," as well as being inspired by and whether she’ll ever reconcile with . FNM: What inspired you to write "The Vegas Diaries?" HM: " The Vegas Diaries" is my sequel to "Down the Rabbit Hole," which came out … [Read more...] about Holly Madison Releases ‘The Vegas Diaries,’ Reveals If She’ll Ever Reconcile With Kendra
December 06, 2018 - 12:59 GMT Laura Sutcliffe Catherine Zeta-Jones shared a picture on her Instagram account of her shoe room in her Hollywood home and it's not to be missed! The wife of Michael Douglas has rows and rows of designer shoes including lots of Christian Louboutin high heels. Catherine Zeta-Jones is total fashion queen. How do we know? Because we've just seen inside her shoe closet and quite frankly - we are totally blow away. The gorgeous wife of Michael Douglas shared the inside of her awe-inspiring shoe room on Wednesday and we are still reeling about the volumes of stunnings shoes she actually owns. The seven-shelved wonder housed every type of high heel you can think of - sparkly stamps, plenty of red-bottomed Christian Louboutins, snakeskin courts and strappy sandals by Saint Laurent and Manolo Blahnik . The mother-of-two wrote: "A girl can never have too many shoes!" and plenty of her 1.8 million followers … [Read more...] about Catherine Zeta-Jones’s shoe wardrobe is incredible!