· 34 non French entries to race on the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe
· 16 nationalities ranging from China to Estonia
· Number of Spanish and Italian entries grow
The Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe remains true to tradition. With 46% of entries coming from outside of France, contributing to the reputationnotoriety of the Mini Class, it is one of the most internationally renowned editions of offshore races in the world. Here, wWe look at the entries, candidates for the big adventure, some of which have left behind commitments to pursue their big dream.
U.S. Navy orders 2nd full-rate production lot including first aircraft for Australia
SEATTLE, August 28, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] will provide the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for Australia and additional P-8As for the U.S. Navy following a $1.49 billion contract award from the Navy for 13 aircraft.
Net migration into the UK this year is at an all time high of 330,000. Public concern on immigration is now at record levels, with Britain’s referendum on EU membership on the horizon.
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“What do you think this is – a Bloody Democracy?” Chicken Dave, still avoiding debates, Leader, Tories4Corbyn
UKIP / Tory Row Over EU Campaign Conference Ban
‘The Know’, a Eurosceptic group which is seeking designation as the official ‘No’ campaign for the EU referendum, claims to have been banned from Tory conference this afternoon:
TheKnow BANNED from Tory Conference. What is Dave afraid of? pic.twitter.com/bAn9Aw9Xev
— The Know (@TheKnow_EU) August 28, 2015
Are the Tories really refusing to give a platform to Eurosceptic groups at their party conference?
‘The Know’, which claims to be “non-partisan and independent” on its website, has been accused of being a front group for UKIP. A leaked UKIP internal email revealing party support for the group, while UKIP have officially praised them as “good people” with “resources, imagination and vim”. What’s more, ‘The Know’ was launched by UKIP donor Arron Banks, who infamously defected from the Conservatives by writing a million pound cheque to Farage on the final day of last year’s Tory conference. Looks like the Tories are now getting their revenge…
WikiGuido | August 28, 2015 at 5:06 pm | Tags: EU, Tories, UKIP | Categories: Guido Fawkes | URL: http://wp.me/pvx79-RQl
Burnham’s Peerless Flip-Flopping
Guido could easily have made Andy Burnham’s increasingly ridiculous flip flops a daily feature during this leadership contest. Not only does Burnham think it’s great that former Labour MP Dave Watts has been made a peer, he also reckons “the Lords is now a national embarrassment. We should scrap it”.
If you’re going to directly contradict yourself, try not to do it in the space of two tweets…
WikiGuido | August 28, 2015 at 2:55 pm | Tags: House of Lords, Labour Leadership, Labour Party, Parliamentary Reform, Twitter | Categories: Guido Fawkes | URL: http://wp.me/pvx79-RQ1
R/V Neil Armstrong completes acceptance trials
August 28, 2015—The first-of-class oceanographic research vessel R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27), has successfully completed acceptance trials. Built by shipbuilder Dakota Creek Industries, Anacortes, WA, Neil Armstrong is a modern mono-hull research vessel capable of integrated, interdisciplinary, general purpose oceanographic research in coastal and deep ocean areas.
With six races complete and a discard in effect, the scoreboard gets a revamp with several Melges 32 teams climbing the ranks while others tumble
Trapani, Italy – A high pressure system hung over Sicily for the start of the third day of racing at the 2015 Melges 32 World Championship organized by B.Plan Sport & Events (BPSE) in cooperation with Melges Europe. Another weak northeast gradient lingered producing a 6-8 knot northerly wind, with the breeze dipping below class minimums on occasion. PRO Anderson Reggio exercised patience, eventually firing off two quality races.
Dave’s Carbon Baggage
.@DefraGovUK Last year supermarkets gave out 8.5bn single-use carrier bags. Let’s #reusebags http://t.co/wLmZMpkqqS pic.twitter.com/1kyZHVHS48
— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) August 28, 2015
The Prime Minister’s Twitter account has been getting all righteous today, tweeting a link to a DEFRA article bemoaning the number of plastic bags we consume. The problem is so terrible that a 5p per bag charge will be levied in England later this year…
What Dave didn’t link to is a report commissioned by the Environment Agency in 2011 that found the production of a reusable cotton bag emits so much CO2 that you would need to reuse one 131 times before it balanced out the tiny CO2 emission of a high-density polyethylene plastic bag used just once. You would think with CO2 emission threatening our very existence, making plastic bag usage mandatory would be top of Dave’s greenest government ever agenda. The cat is out the bag…
technoguido | August 28, 2015 at 1:53 pm | Tags: climate change, Gaia Fawkes | Categories: Gaia Fawkes | URL: http://wp.me/pvx79-RPx