January 4, 2015

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51,000-tonne ship deliberately grounded –
A car transporter ship, the Hoegh Osaka, was deliberately grounded by its captain and the pilot in the Solent after it began to list, its owners have said. The ship developed problems after it left Southampton dock and to avoid it capsizing in the shipping lane and risk the lives of the crew, it was steered onto the Bramble sand bank. The ship is now listing at more than 50 degrees and a salvage operation is expected to take several days.
Hoegh Osaka Bramble BankPhil Taylor

Phil Taylor loses power in darts final –
Gary Anderson beats 16 time world champion Phil “The Power” Taylor in the final of the PDC World Darts Championship 7 sets to 6 at Alexandra Palace in London. Nicknamed The Flying Scotsman it is Anderson’s first World Championship.

Phil Taylor

Breaking Bad not so fictional –
Seizures of methamphetamine has risen at the US-Mexico border with a 300 percent increase in meth seizures at California ports of entry from 2009 to 2014. Meth seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s San Diego field office accounted for nearly 63 percent of all the meth seized at all ports of entry nationwide in the year ending September 30 2014.

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Full name Philip Douglas Taylor
Nickname The Power
Born 13 August 1960 (age 54)
Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Home town Stoke-On-Trent
England
Darts information
Darts 26g Target Power 9Five [1]
Laterality Right-handed
Career record 1585-200 (88.85%)
Prize money £6,085,028
Walk-on music The Power” by Snap!
Organisation (see split in darts)
BDO 1987–1993
PDC 1993– (founding member)
Current world ranking 2
BDO majors – best performances
World Ch’ship Winner (2) 1990, 1992
World Masters Winner (1) 1990
World Darts Trophy Winner (1) 2006
Int. Darts League Quarter-final: 2006
PDC premier events – best performances
World Ch’ship Winner (14) 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013
World Matchplay Winner (15) 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
World Grand Prix Winner (11) 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013
Grand Slam Winner (6) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014
Premier League Winner (6) 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
Ch’ship League Winner (4) 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
Desert Classic Winner (5) 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009
European Ch’ship Winner (4) 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
UK Open Winner (5) 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013
US Open/WSoD Winner (4) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
Players Ch’ship Finals Winner (3) 2009, 2011, 2012
The Masters Winner (1) 2013

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