EU Referendum Bill, opt-outs (& opt-ins) and a €100k Brexit Prize

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We anti-EU campaigners are often accused of not having thought through the full implications and complexities of what’s required to Get Britain Out of the EU. “Ah!”, exclaim the Europhiles, “you want us to leave the EU … but how? What will we do then?”. We all know the answer, of course, but a fortnight ago a competition was launched to answer that question with the level of intellectual and academic rigour that will be essential for any In/Out referendum campaign.

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A NASA Infrared Baby Picture of Tropical Depression 7E

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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this infrared image of Tropical Depression 7E on July 30 at 4:07 a.m. EDT. Strongest storms (purple) and heaviest rains are in fragmented thunderstorms around the center.
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Tropical Depression 7E formed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean during the morning of July 30, and a NASA satellite was overhead to get an infrared baby picture. NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the depression and saw strong, but fragmented thunderstorms around the center.

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Principle Agreement Reached On Two Lower Cost F-35 Contracts

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Washington D.C., July 30, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin reached an agreement in principle for the next two F-35 Lightning II aircraft production contracts (Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) lots 6 and 7), which is expected to include 71 stealth fighter aircraft and continue a reduction in F-35 aircraft pricing. The contracting effort spanned six months from proposal to settlement.

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The SWAP instrument on board ESA’s Proba-2 sees the Sun, 30 July 2013, at 9:28:57.258 CEST. SWAP (Sun Watcher using Active Pixel System detector and Image Processing) is a small telescope that captures the solar corona at wavelengths corresponding to temperatures of about a million degrees (around 17.1 nanometers).

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ESA’s Sun-watching Proba-2 satellite has been in orbit since November 2009, demonstrating a range of technologies and serving as a platform for scientific observations.

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Two Moons Passing in the Night

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The Saturn moons Mimas and Pandora remind us of how different they are when they appear together, as in this image taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Pandora’s small size means that it lacks sufficient gravity to pull itself into a round shape like its larger sibling, Mimas. Researchers believe that the elongated shape of Pandora (50 miles, or 81 kilometers across) may hold clues to how it and other moons near Saturn’s rings formed.

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General Dynamics Awarded $33 Million for U.S. Navy Aegis Illuminators

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products was awarded a $32.6 million multi-year contract by the U.S. Navy for the production of MK82 gun and guided-missile directors and MK200 director controllers for six Aegis Weapon System ship sets.

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Beechcraft Appoints Edwards Jet Center as New Authorized Service Center in the Northwest

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 30, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation and its aftermarket service and support organization, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS), today announced at the annual Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., the appointment of Edwards Jet Center (EJC) in Billings, Mont., as an authorized service center (ASC) for the company’s King Air, Baron and Bonanza products.

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Stockmarket.aero Advertising Platform Add More Branding and Promotion Opportunities for its Subscribers

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SAN DIEGO, CA, July 30, 2013 –[ASDWire]– Component Control has released its latest advertising platform to incorporate new branding and promotion opportunities on its website and through its mobile apps for both iPhone and Android. Since its market launch in 2005, StockMarket.aero participation has grown to become the world’s largest open marketplace for aircraft parts and MRO capabilities used internationally by airlines, parts traders, OEM/PMA, Military/Defense, commercial, general aviation and more. StockMarket’s improved and multi-channel advertising options give vendors a unique and modern way to promote brand equity.

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