WILD THING at sunset
WILD THING, Sail No: AUS10, Bow No: 10, Owner: Bc 39 Pty Ltd, Skipper: Grant Wharington, Design: 100 Supermaxi, LOA (m): 30.5, State: QLD off Tasman Island
Photo By: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
With New Year’s Eve looming tonight, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet made tracks to the finish line in Hobart. By midday on December 31, only two yachts were still racing. From a total of 94 race starters, 82 yachts have now finished in Hobart, and ten yachts had retired.
The MODIS instrument on the Terra satellite captured this image of Tropical Cyclone Bejisa off the coast of Madagascar on Dec. 30, 2013 at 6:45 UTC (1:15 am EST).
Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team
Tropical Cyclone 06S quickly intensified within seven hours into named cyclone Bejisa on December 29, 2013. Reports had the cyclone moving erradically at first and then the cyclone was to intensify to about 75 knots. Currently Benjisa is located
OB10 and Digital Planet form an alliance to streamline invoice processing
London, 30 December – As new Turkish e-Invoicing regulations come into force in January 2014, two leading service providers have partnered to bring world-class electronic invoicing to Turkey. The alliance between OB10, the global e-Invoicing network that is part of Tungsten Corporation plc, and Digital Planet, Turkey’s leading e-Invoicing solution provider, will enable companies to comply with the regulations and automate their invoicing processes.
Located some 25 million light-years away, this new Hubble image shows spiral galaxy ESO 373-8. Together with at least seven of its galactic neighbors, this galaxy is a member of the NGC 2997 group. We see it side-on as a thin, glittering streak across the sky, with all its contents neatly aligned in the same plane.
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The Family Sagas of the Scandinavians, perpetuated by their descendants in the Lordship of Galloway, were private accounts intended to serve as manuals for future family leaders. As a result, they often differ in part from accepted historical wisdom, but have proved to be more accurate on occasion. The result is that an entertaining and absorbing fictional story also provides some provoking fresh insights into important stages of history.
Relatively little coverage has been made of Russian campaigns and battles during the Great Patriotic War in English language publications and books. What has been published in the Russian language has contained many distortions to fit the accounts into the ‘official’ Soviet view. When a book, such as this new title from Pen & Sword, appears in both Russian and English, based on extensive research and showing the Russian and German views, it is a rare and valuable historic account.reviews
This book provides a very graphic presentation of an elite force from its participation in the Blitz on the Low Countries and France, to the battles in Normandy after the D-Day Landings and the fighting retreat into Germany. Text and extended captions ably support a fine photo selection.
As with other titles in this series, this is essentially a photo essay that contains many rare photographs from military archives. There are some familiar images that are used in most books covering WWII in Europe, but most images are published for the first time in a book available to the general public. The text is concise and adds to the images. Production quality is high.