G’day lads. I’ve just finished my 5 week Ronin SA course and would like to know how some of you guys worked your way up in the industry. My job hunting begins today and i concider myself to be completely open minded.
I’d like to be able to hear about your experiences, what to do and what not to do’s and so forth.
Very much appreciated! – Jase
Job hunting after Ronin SA
He set tongues wagging when he stripped off for Channel 4 dating show Naked Attraction. And now Hull security guard Sam1 has caught the attention of Gogglebox viewers. On Friday night’s episode of the show – which films people commenting on the week’s biggest TV shows – the Gogglebox gang settled down to watch Naked Attraction.
And their verdict had viewers cracking up.
Viewer Ellie said: “I love this programme.”
While Gogglebox veteran June was filmed saying: “Oh my God, what’s this?”
Friends Mary and Marina, from Bristol, discussed how their friends watch the show, including Peggy, “who’s 90-odd”. Celebrity comic Alan Carr also joined in on the Twitter action. He was particularly amused by Mary’s reaction when she compared Sam to a “thumb”.
Mary had said: “Oh no, I can’t watch this, it’s demeaning.”
Giles then revealed he had previously watched the programme before his wife again said it was “intrusive”. But when Sam came on screen, she said: “What does he look like, he looks like a thumb.”
When the naked men were revealed, Hull Googlebox-er Jenny wrinkled her nose and said: “Ooh look at that.”
One of the viewers shielded his face and said: “I can’t watch this…we’ve got f****** widescreen as well, what’s going on!”
In the original show, Sam went on a date with psychology student Alesia which ended in a very awkward confrontation. Alesia got the ball rolling by asking Sam to tell her about himself.
He said: I m 31, born and raised in Hull, that s about it really . Not much of a back story. When she asked him what the city is like, he replied: It s just home to me. She tried to get a bit more out of him, saying: When I think of Yorkshire, I think of grass, animals
But Sam simply laughed and replied: There s buildings, brick buildings.
During a break in the date, she told the camera: He s not talking, I m not getting anything from him . I m bored out my head . It s just bland . There s no I dunno.
However, he had a different view, saying: She s smiling, the conversation s flowing, so she s enjoying it hopefully. They moved on to another bar at Alesia s suggestion to try and get a bit more bubbly and she said the change of atmosphere made a difference.
I m warming to him, she told the camera.
And it seems Sam agreed.
Yeah, there s been flirty chat, smiles, winks, that sort of thing, he said . There could be something there, I think. Sam was then seen moving in for a kiss and the couple left the bar. But six weeks later, it seemed it was a different story.
The couple said an awkward hello, before Alesia said: It s just a bit weird isn t it, because we kind of clicked . You kissed me and I ve not heard anything back – I don t know how to take that, to be honest. He responded by saying: I don t know what to reply to that, I kind of went with the flow and then that was it for me, I m afraid.
For me, it s the distance, where we live and it s not gonna work for me so I thought why keep in touch?
Alesia said: Just be polite and say that, seeing as though you do have my number, you could have said it s not gonna work .
We re just not compatible, you know.
Europe’s cities have had to get used to the fact that, of late, the terror threat they face has increased both in size and complexity. The atrocities in Barcelona and Cambrils1 are the latest examples of this. The continent’s police and security agencies have long known that the demise of the so-called Islamic State would signal an increase in the tempo of attacks, and definitely not an end to the threat of Islamist extremists. Three attacks in the UK in as many months were the first indication of the nightmare scenario they feared; that the leaders of this rapidly disintegrating so-called caliphate would compel their footsoldiers to launch attacks across the West. After all, the model for this kind of scenario played out more than a decade ago, when the most feared terror group at that time, al Qaeda, felt the full wrath of coalition airstrikes and ground operations.
Al Qaeda’s leaders urged their followers to strike back – and they duly did, launching attacks in London in 2005 and here in Spain in the capital, Madrid, a year earlier. For the security services, the complicating factor this time around is not just that IS has fully trained killing machines who have trodden the battlefields of Syria and Iraq. The terror group has an even larger army of “sleeper” extremists in towns and cities across the European continent and beyond. Most of these radicalised individuals – 3,500 in the UK alone – have never even been to the Middle East . They learned their deadly craft online. And increasingly they have turned to a less sophisticated, but just as deadly, mode of attack. What do we mean by less sophisticated ?
Vehicles and knives . Essentially everyday items that were never meant to murder or maim. Security sources have told me that they face a two-pronged threat. Alongside those battle-hardened jihadis are the violent wannabe jihadis who lack the skills, but are just as determined to inflict their brand of misery – often on their own communities. Authorities here in Spain and elsewhere in Europe have noticed an alarming increase in the number of those who seem to choose the path of violence.
Most of these plots get disrupted before they have a chance to kill and injure innocent civilians, but sadly some slip through the net.
The unfortunate truth here, is that a net increase in plots will result in a net increase in successful attacks.