Anthem passengers file class action suit against RCCL; Expedition members taken off grounded icebreaker

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Expedition members taken off grounded icebreaker
February 26, 2016—The incident began Wednesday, February 24, when the icebreaker Aurora Austaralis broke free of its mooring lines at Mawson at 9:15 am local time, during a blizzard and subsequently grounded on rocks at West Arm in Horseshoe Harbor.

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Two more Galileo satellites poised for launch in May

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Title Galileo satellites atop Soyuz
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Cutaway view of the Soyuz rocket fairing carrying a pair of Galileo satellites, seen atop the Fregat upper stage that flies them most of the way to their intended medium-altitude orbit.
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26 February 2016

Another pair of Galileo navigation satellites is scheduled for launch by Soyuz rocket in May, ahead of a quartet on an Ariane 5 in the autumn, bringing the Galileo system a step closer to operational use.

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The America’s Cup, sailing’s oldest trophy, touches down in Muscat ahead of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman

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The America’s Cup, sailing’s oldest and most prestigious prize, has arrived in the Sultanate ahead of the first Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event of 2016. The iconic trophy was treated to a grand welcoming ceremony that included a fanfare from a traditional Omani band after arriving at Muscat International Airport.

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New Date for National Air Ambulance Week 2016 Monday 19th – Sunday 25th September

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The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) is delighted to announce that the new date of National Air Ambulance Week 2016 is Monday 19th to Sunday 25th September. NAAW is an initiative created by the AAA and celebrates the work of local air ambulances, giving them a national voice and an opportunity to promote the work they do at a local level. This annual event is a regular feature on event calendars across the UK, with many air ambulance charities organising their own fundraising and awareness campaigns during this time. The move, from the last week of September is strategic and forms part of a broader plan which culminates moving the date forward a further week in 2017 to its new permanent home. Clive Dickin, National Director of the Association said: “NAAW is the annual event when all 20 charities across the UK celebrate and encourage support for air ambulances which are mainly funded by donations. With many investing funds to expand their operations to provide night HEMS missions, upgrading their aircraft or placing investment into the advanced education and training of their paramedics and doctors, there is no better way to show them your support. “The change is a strategic decision allowing for a number of factors to be accommodated in our member’s plans; be it better weather, longer days and a less cluttered program of other national events. “The move also coincides with a review and the identification of further improvements which will be announced later in 2016 and 2017. This is being driven by the Communications Subcommittee of the AAA before being approved by the Board.”

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Brexit wil be a Leap into Freedom

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“Brexit is a leap into the dark” has become the favourite phrase of the Prime Minister. He does not seem to understand the migration crisis is expected to get much much worse. There will be another million refugees or more making their way into Europe this year, with no possibility of accommodating them in jobs, housing and the NHS or whatever medical care they will need. The borders are going up across Europe – yesterday Belgium reintroduced border controls with France, with the pending bulldozing of the Calais ‘jungle’ – and the threat of forcing Greece out of the Schengen Zone, leaving them high and dry and on the verge of collapse. Added to this, the ever-persistent Eurozone crisis threatens to force even more economic misery on Europe. Brexit is not a “leap into dark”. Staying inside the collapsing EU is! Leaving the EU will be a leap into freedom…

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First ship loaded with U.S.-produced LNG heads to Brazil; Puerto Rico seeks private partner to operate ferry services

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First ship loaded with U.S.-produced LNG heads to Brazil
February 25, 2016—In an historic voyage for the export of U.S.-produced Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the Asia Vision left the Sabine Pass Terminal in Louisiana on February 24 loaded with 160,000 m3 of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) destined for Brazil.

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Boeing, CDB Leasing Celebrate Delivery of First Next-Generation 737

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.(CDB Leasing) today celebrated the delivery of the first Next-Generation 737 from the lessor’s order book to China Eastern Airlines.

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Chinese lessor has ordered a total of 30 Next-Generation 737s

SEATTLE, Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.(CDB Leasing) today celebrated the delivery of the first Next-Generation 737 from the lessor’s order book to China Eastern Airlines. It marks the first of 30 Boeing 737NG CDB Leasing has on order.

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