Vomit cruise: Australian couple find barf on Pacific Dawn cruise ship

An Australian couple were left extremely disappointed after their cruise ship holiday turned into a nightmare on the sea.

vomit cruiseJohn Forenca and Jennifer Miles had booked to spend a week on the P&O cruise ship Pacific Dawn.

But, after spending hundreds of dollars on the cruise, the couple were met with a string of problems including vomit in the elevator, broken facilities and mould in their bedroom. 

“One of the lifts you couldn’t use because the doors closed on you — that didn’t seem very safe,” Forenca told the Geelong Advertiser.

“There was an outdoor TV screen so you could watch movies after dinner but that wasn’t working either.”

Forenca also said that his partner found vomit in the elevator which was not cleaned up after she reported it.

“The last three or four days people got gastro … three toilets broke down as well,” he told the newspaper. 

A spokesman for P&O Cruises said they were sorry to hear the couple hadn’t enjoyed their cruise but did not believe it was the “widespread sentiment”. 

“As Australia’s largest cruise operator, P&O Cruises is very proud of the high standards that we maintain across our fleet and this is reflected in the positive feedback we receive from our guests. If customer service issues do arise on board they are attended to quickly.”

Pacific Dawn has capacity for 2000 passengers and departs from Brisbane. 

Will fewer people barf? Ho Chi Minh City plans food safety agency

Ho Chi Minh City authorities are planning to set up a major food safety agency as the number of food poisoning cases has been on the rise.

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The new agency, directly managed by the city’s administration, will have more authority in coordinating with relevant agencies and handling violations, according to the plan.

The current food safety agency of the city, managed by the Department of Health, has limited personnel and authority, the city’s Interior Department said in the plan.

A total of 248 people were hospitalized for food poisoning in the first four months this year, according to the Food Safety Agency. That was nearly equal to the number of patients with food poisoning in 2015. 

Martine McCutcheon barfed on Simply Red singer during first date

Some-kind-of-Brit celeb Martine McCutcheon, 40, has revealed that she once found herself on the arm of the amorous Simply Red frontman, Mick Hucknall, now 56 – but things soon came to a sickly end when she vomited in his hair.

Mick Hucknall‘We met at a premiere,’ she recalled. ‘And I can’t eat, drinking the champagne and I’ve gone in the car, engine goes over, I [grumbled] like something out of the exorcist.’

Speaking on Loose Women on Wednesday, she added: ‘I [vomited on him]. He had dreadlocks. The dreadlocks flicked [into the vomit]. Not long after that, he had to cut his dreadlocks off!’

 

Top Gear: Chris Evans barfs after going too fast

During a segment about the Audio R8 2.0, the Radio 2 DJ had to pull over trackside so he could vomit on the road.

Top-Gear-679211He was doing laps in the car at the Laguna Seca, which is known for its corkscrew twists and turns, with motor racing champion Sabine Schmitz in the driver’s seat.

Chris, 50, seemed to be fine at the start but things went a bit pear-shaped when he seemed to look a little worse for wear.

“My stomach wants a divorce,” he told Sabine, 47, as she drove the car around the track.

Once they crossed the finish line on the first lap, Chris was seen panicking and telling Sabine: “Oh, slow down Sabine, please.”

“You need some fresh air?” she said with a laugh as Chris appeared to go slightly green.

He then released a profuse stream of swearing as the car ground to halt.

Chris managed to keep it together but he wasn’t faring too well as they went round again.

After completing the second lap, Chris said: “Stop, please stop!” He then proceeded to open the door and hurl up onto the tarmac.

“Woah! Go out! Go out!” Sabina exclaimed aa she shooed him out of the motor before Chris was heard vomiting.  

“Why is it red?” Sabine asked curiously, peering over his shoulder, Chris replied: “Strawberries, for breakfast.”

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ contestant vomits on Paula Abdul

As I’ve shared before, after successfully defending my PhD in 1996, and going out for lunch at which I ate hardly nothing, I barfed on the way back to the uni in the presence of my supervisor and external examiner.

chi-tahani-vomits-a3dc1ea2-cb87-4b4f-a97b-ffa3cf99d11bIt was laid out early I would write about barf.

Paula Abdul has dealt with many excited contestants in her time as TV competition judge, but she’s never had someone vomit on her during an audition… until now.

During Monday’s episode of “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation,” young Chi Tahani gives it her all on stage. When she finds out she’s been promoted to the next round in the show, she hugs judge Nigel Lythgoe and the walks over to hug Abdul.

After the hug, Tahani’s cheeks puff up and Abdul asks, “Are you OK, honey?”

Tahani nods but then proceeds to vomit on Abdul.

“It’s OK, honey,” Abdul quickly assures her.

She then reflects, “I’ve never had anyone just vomit on me like that.”

Tahani explained after she left the auditorium, “She just squeezed me too tight and all the happiness came out on her jacket.”

 

Thank you sir, may I have another: 3 UK Royal Marines detained over paddling pool full of barf and piss

And the Brits think we’re the heathens, out in the colonies.

blutoThree Royal Marines have been sentenced to military detention for their part in an initiation ceremony which involved subjecting a colleague to “40 minutes of depravity and naked humiliation”.

Carlo Nicholson, who was made to drink from a paddling pool full of urine and vomit, said he was left feeling suicidal following the “joining run” event – watched by 80 drunken men – and carried out by 45 Commando, based at Royal Marine Condor in Arbroath in May 2014.

Marine Ian Tennet, 22, Lance Corporal Scott Simm, 26, and James Taylor, 27, who is now a lance corporal in the Royal Marines Reserves, were all sentenced for a charge of ill-treatment of a subordinate.

Tennet was sentenced to 11 months and two weeks’ detention, while Simm and Taylor were both sentenced to eight months.

A fourth defendant, former Marine Ryan Logan, 25, was sentenced to 220 hours of unpaid community work for battery and disgraceful conduct of a cruel kind.

Sentencing the defendants at Portsmouth Naval Base’s court martial centre, Judge Advocate Robert Hill said the event had been “40 minutes of depravity and naked humiliation”.

kevinbacon_animalhouse-620x436He said: “The suggestion has been made it was nothing more than a rite of passage, and its purpose was not to humiliate, harm or distress but to harness bonding, and is something all Royal Marines Commandos have gone through – but it’s no more than conduct that brings disgrace on the Commandos involved.”

He said the defendants had been described during the court hearing as “scapegoats” and added: “It is not the purpose of this court to set itself up as a board of inquiry. It has been noted with considerable concern that more senior non-commissioned officers haven’t found their way to the court martial system. Had they done so the likely position they would face is a starting point of a term of imprisonment.”

Military training: During the initiation event, described in court as a “rite of passage”, Mr Nicholson, along with other newcomers to the unit, was forced to run naked around the camp with bottles and milk and lemonade taped to his arms.

He was made to lie down in the paddling pool containing urine and vomit while eggs were thrown at him, as well as to fight other marines while naked and covered in cooking oil.

He was also made to eat dessert spoons of chill, cinnamon and curry powder, eat dog food out of a mess tin while on all fours, eat lard and swallow liquid through a funnel as well as made to consume the contents of a mess tin filled from the paddling pool which also contained a rollmop herring, lard and cider.

Wright’s Farm open again after post-noro cleaning

Wright’s Farm restaurant is open again following a week-long clean up after 30 patrons came down with norovirus after eating there.

According to WPRI a child barfing in the dining room was the cause of the outbreak.

Wright’s owner Frank Galleshaw told Eyewitness News they cleaned and sanitized every inch of the building, and double-washed every utensil and dish.vomit

“Steam cleaned our carpets, rugs, cleaned our kitchen. Cleaned all of the tables, chairs, sanitized everything, sanitized our walls, windows, pictures,” he said. “Then we ran our plates, silverware, salt pepper shakers, we emptied all of those out, and ran everything through our dishwasher two times just to make sure that this place was ready to open up and everything was clean and sanitized.”

Cleaning and sanitizing after vomit events are tricky. The virus particles can spread about 10 feet from the vomit spot and can persist for weeks. Lee-Ann Jaykus and I submitted an issue to be discussed at the Conference for Food Protection about written procedures for cleaning up vomit events to be included in the FDA Model Food Code.

Commentator barfs on air during soccer game

Amy and Sorenne and I went to a spring training game in Scottsdale yesterday — Arizona versus Seattle — with the in-laws.

colbert.soccerI kept my mouth shut, but after watching and playing hockey, Sorenne and Amy both said, wow, this is boring.

Viewers in Switzerland who sat down to watch Lazio’s 2-0 win over Atalanta on Sunday in soccer – another narcoleptic sport — may have ended up feeling as unsettled as their commentator’s stomach.

In the opening minutes of the Serie A match, the commentary feed fell silent and largely stayed that way for the best part of a minute.

The only sound to be heard above the atmosphere at the Stadio Olimpico was that of the Swiss channel’s commentator retching and heaving.

You can see the footage, which was posted to Facebook by the Average Juventino Guy page. Be warned, it’s not one for the squeamish.

Lazio eventually ran out 2-0 winners over La Dea to keep their hopes of a Europa League place alive.

Are Uber drivers using fake vomit to scam customers?

Uber drivers are using a fake vomit scam to force customers to pay hundreds of dollars in ‘clean up’ fees, a passenger claims.

Meredith Mandel had caught an Uber home to Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York, with her boyfriend and a friend after enjoying dinner out, the Gothamist reports. The ride, which was uneventful, ended at just before 1.30am.

uber.fake.barfBut when Mandel, who says she and the rest of her party were sober, checked her e-mail the next morning, she discovered she’d been charged more than $200 for the two mile trip from Fort Greene.

After challenging Uber over the extortionate fee, she was told that a $200 cleaning charge had been added to her $19 fee after the driver claimed she had thrown up in the car.

He even provided photographic evidence – all of which Mandel insists is fake.

‘I was infuriated, because I realized that it actually is a scam,’ she told The Gothamist. ‘At first I was trying to actually give them the benefit of a doubt, but I realized [it] because all of the money goes to the drivers.’

The Manhattan art director began picking apart the driver’s claims, stating that the pictures showed vomit in the front seat while she and her fellow passengers had been sat in the back. she was also suspicious that the throw up seemed contained to easy-to-clean plastic surfaces.

Mandel, who temporarily closed her Paypal account, was still mid-dispute with Uber when she realized the driver had even attempted to take a second $200 installment.

And it appears she isn’t the only Uber customer to be fall victim to the alleged scam.

Last year, another New Yorker, who is only referred to by his first name as Billy, described a similar scenario.

Billy writes that he was eventually able to get his money back but other incidents have been reported across the United States including one in Los Angeles and two in Tampa, Florida that resulted in the driver getting fired.

Uber say that passengers who soil driver’s cars are charged a cleaning fee and are sent an explanation of the charge.

Universal Hollywood’s new Harry Potter ride is making people barf

I never really got into the Harry Potter thing – who needs wizards and Hogwarts when there are already enough bizarre real-life stories from the Brits.

harry-potter_jv8mqhBut, if it gets kids to read, and mother and daughter have recently been watching the movies, then it’s all good.

Until someone barfs.

The new The Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride at Universal Studios Hollywood, part of the long-awaited Wizarding World of Harry Potter park, was designed to simply be the Hollywood version of the Orlando location’s ride of the same name, TMZ reports. 

However, something about a hella realistic journey through fantastical lands atop a broom isn’t getting along with the dark lords of nausea. According to unnamed Universal employees who reportedly gave the ride a pre-launch try, the 3D-assisted jaunt just might induce a quick hurl. Others with the distinct pleasure of hitting the new Hollywood park during its soft opening period, as quoted by BuzzFeed News, have also endured similar experiences in the name of wizardry.

“I just went on the Harry Potter ride and I’m 99.9 percent sure I’m going to be sick,” one Twitter user revealed. Though some reports cite the problem as exclusive to the new Hollywood version of the ride, BuzzFeed notes that the Orlando edition has also been hit with its own accusations of vomit-inducing tendencies.