New exhibition: Hope in the Great War opens this weekend


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The photo is of The Bob Newbon involved in the rescue of the Ponus in 1916 kindly lent from Brian Osborne’s ‘Images of the Past’ Collection.

Saturday 22 October 2016 – Sunday 13 November

Opening this weekend, Hope in the Great War tells the story of six heroic RNLI rescues, including the story of 3 November 1916 when the Falmouth lifeboat crew and service men rescued 20 people from the tanker Ponus.

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Chouest to build 13 Damen tugs for new mooring/escort contracts; Danish study will set framework for autonomous ship R&D


Chouest to build 13 Damen tugs for new mooring/escort contracts
October 21, 2016 — Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), Galliano, LA, is teaming with Damen Shipyards to build a total of 13 heavy duty mooring assistance and escort tugs. They will be deployed on two major projects for which ECO has recently won contracts, based in part on the use of well-proven Damen tug designs.

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Moller International / Freedom Motors October 2016 Newsletter


Moller International (MI)

Management has concluded that MI is unlikely to raise the amount of capital required to bring one or more of its various volantor aircraft through FAA approval and into volume production. As a result, MI has discussions underway with a number of potential joint venture partners. MI expects that it will be in a position to announce the result of these negotiations by its annual meeting. MI’s goal is to ensure that a JV partner has sufficient financial strength to bring one or more volantor aircraft to market, and is talking to companies with this capability.

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Remainers Seize the Brexit Committee


The past month has been packed with good news concerning Brexit. It is unfortunate we have to start this newsletter with some bad news. Much to our disappointment, the arch-Remainer Hillary Benn has been elected by MPs to Chair the new Brexit Committee. This, along with the recent attempts by other Remoaner MPs to delay the activation of Article 50, shows we still have much work to do to ensure Brexit actually happens. We will continue our campaign and do our utmost to stop attempts by these bitter Remaniacs in the Palace of Westminster, who want to undermine the democratic will of the Great British Public. We will not rest until we have achieved our aim to Get Britain Out of the EU.

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Weekly Roundup: EU plummeting as May reaches summit


What better way to mark 100 days at Number 10 Downing Street than by facing up against 27 other EU leaders still seething at the referendum result that propelled you into office? Such is the sheer volume of crises clogging up the agenda in? Brussels at present that T?heresa May’s turn to speak to at the European Council’s autumn summit session last night did not arrive until 1 AM.

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System to Reduce Energy Costs and Deliver Services to Local Grid


The Lockheed Martin GridStar(TM) Lithium energy-storage system (in foreground) installed in Syracuse, New York, will store and deliver electrical power, and is scalable to larger or smaller applications.

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has installed its GridStarTM Lithium energy storage system at the company’s Syracuse, New York, facility. The 1 MW system will reduce electricity bills and emissions for Lockheed Martin’s operations and will also provide services to the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the state’s competitive wholesale electricity operator. ENGIE, a global independent power producer and energy services provider, will operate the system and dispatch the power.

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Rockwell Collins signs support contract for Airbus Beluga fleet

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The Beluga fleet is responsible for transporting aircraft parts between Airbus facilities. (Photo courtesy of Airbus)

Company will provide repair services through its Toulouse, France facility

TOULOUSE, France (Oct. 18, 2016) – Rockwell Collins has signed a repair agreement with Airbus SAS to support its fleet of five A300-600ST (Super Transporter) Beluga aircraft. The Beluga fleet is responsible for transporting aircraft parts between Airbus facilities.

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Rockwell Collins awarded $67 million contract to complete subsystem development for Navy’s next generation precision landing system

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JPALS helps carrier-based pilots accomplish challenging missions using a ship-based precision approach and landing system that support all-weather operations.

Work will support ongoing efforts to bring JPALS into production

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Oct. 20, 2016) – Rockwell Collins has received a $67 million, six-year contract from Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) in support of the U.S. Navy and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to complete the subsystem development required for production of its next generation Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS). Rockwell Collins is a major supplier to the program and is designing, developing, testing and producing the subsystems for navigation and communication. The company is also providing significant systems engineering support, as well as integrated logistics.

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Rockwell Collins MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar now available for retrofit on A320 and A330 families of aircraft

MultiScan ThreatTrack Inferred Lightning and Hail

Rockwell Collins ThreatTrack weather radar helps warn pilots of threats adjacent to storms.

AMSTERDAM (Oct. 19, 2016) – Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan ThreatTrack™ weather radar is now available as an aftermarket upgrade for Airbus A320 and A330 families of aircraft. The system was recently certified for retrofit installation for these platforms through an Airbus service bulletin.

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Sentinel-3A Earth colour data released

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Released 20/10/2016 12:34 pm
Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA

These two images, taken on 13 June 2016 and 22 August, by Sentinel-3A’s Ocean and Land Colour Instrument show differences in ice cover in northeast Greenland. Differences in sea ice off the coast are clear to see.
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20 October 2016

Today, the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite has taken another step towards being fully ‘operational’ as the first data from its Ocean and Land Colour Instrument are made available to monitor the health of our planet.

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