Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. (NYSE:NAT) Updated Dividend & Earnings Calendar

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Hamilton, Bermuda, March 31, 2009.

In accordance with information given on our web site Nordic American Tanker Shipping Limited (the “Company”) today announced that it expects to issue its 1st quarter 2009 dividend and earnings release May 5, 2009, before the opening of trading at NYSE. The record date is expected to be May 20, 2009, and the payment of dividend is expected to take place on or about June 3, 2009.

Revised MARPOL Annex VI and NOx Technical Code published by IMO

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A new publication is now available from IMO Publications on the revised international regulations on preventing and reducing harmful emissions from ships, such as sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter.

The revised MARPOL Annex VI (Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) and the revised NOx Technical Code 2008 were adopted by IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee in October 2008, with an entry into force date of 1 July 2010.

Shuttle Atlantis Near the Launch Pad

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Space shuttle Atlantis heads to Launch Pad 39A in preparation for the STS-125 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Image credit: NASA

Tue, 31 Mar 2009 02:23:43 PM GMT

Space shuttle Atlantis reached the gates of Launch Pad 39A where it stopped so that technicians could grease the bearings of the crawler-transporter. Atlantis now is continuing the final leg of its journey.

The shuttle began its trip in the early morning darkness, rolling out of the Vehicle Assembly Building at 3:54 a.m. EDT.

2009 BVI Sailing Festival Kicks Off at Nanny Cay


March 30, 2009, Nanny Cay, Tortola: With good weather and breeze predicted for the week, the 2009 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival kicked off today with registration for the Sailing Festival and a Mount Gay Welcome Party. Forty eight boats ranging from Hotel California, a Santa Cruz 70, sailing in the Cruising Class, and a brand new sleek racing machine, a Richel Pugh 52, Vinciitore, to boats straight our of the local bareboat charter fleets are registered for the low pressure precursor to the main event, the BVI Spring Regatta

Recent Vendee Globe finisher Steve White, is now rated 9th in the 2009 IMOCA rankings


Bristol, UK, 30th March 2009 – bluQube, a leading vendor of financial management software is delighted to announce that Steve White the solo yachtsman who the company has sponsored over the last two years, has risen 20 places to 9th in the World in the IMOCA global sailing league tables after achieving an incredible 8th place in the Vendee Globe around the world championship. The result is established at the end of each sailing year, and is based on the number of points won during that year, as well as the points won in the previous year. It includes several trans-Atlantic races including the Artemis Transat and one around the world race, the Vendee Globe. There is currently no prize-money involved.

Harris Corporation Completes System Design Review for Next-Generation Global Positioning System Control Segment Program


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 30 — Harris Booth #400 — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has successfully completed demonstrations of its advanced communications and information assurance solutions for the Global Positioning System (GPS) Operational Control Segment (OCX) program. The announcement was made during the 25th National Space Symposium being held March 30 through April 2 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Harris Corporation Transitions Legacy FAA Telecommunications Microwave Services in Alaska to New Managed Services Network

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New Systems in Kenai and Anchorage Are Part of $69 Million Program to Update FAA Microwave Network across National Airspace

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 30 — Harris Booth #400 — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), working within the scope of its FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) program, recently received Federal Aviation Administration acceptance of the first two systems of a new terrestrial microwave network. The first two systems — part of a 21-system network — are in Kenai and Anchorage, Alaska. The systems are part of a seven-year $69 million program in which Harris, working with the FAA, is providing a new terrestrial microwave network that will provide assured communications services in areas where it is difficult
or near impossible to use traditional telecommunications lines. The project began last November and is part of the FAA’s overall
communications capabilities upgrade under the FTI program.

Southern Ireland Cruising Companion


By Robert Wilcox

Local Knowledge, Offshore and Afloat

Covering south West Ireland from the Shannon to Waterford, these quiet waters are introduced in lyrical detail, giving a flavour of the culture as well as the core information needed to cruise here.


Also incorporating some practical tips for your passage planning along with a valuable insight into the history and culture of the area, the book is enhanced with full colour charts and detailed photography, including many spectacular aerial shots.

Harris Corporation Awarded Multimillion-dollar Contract by NASA to Develop Interoperable Radio Architecture for Future Space Missions


Research Initiative Will Advance Software-Defined Radio Technology for Use in Space

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 30 — Harris Booth #400 — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have embarked on a cooperative effort to advance a common, software-defined radio architecture for future space missions. NASA has awarded Harris a 14-month, multimillion-dollar contract to develop Ka-band capable radios as part of the Communication Navigation and Networking reConfigurable Testbed (CoNNeCT), which will be installed onboard the International Space Station (ISS). CoNNeCT is currently scheduled to be launched to the Space Station via a Japanese H-II launch vehicle in 2011. The announcement was made during the 25th National Space Symposium being held March 30 through April 2 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.