Two calls for help in 24 hours for Exmouth RNLI Crew volunteers

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PR250817 Crew volunteers during the Champagne Challenge sailing event in the river Exe

Exmouth’s inshore lifeboat was called out twice over the weekend, assisting three people in difficulty. Crew volunteers were on exercise on their Shannon class lifeboat during the annual Champagne Challenge community sailing event.

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TEAM NETHERLANDS AWARDED FIRST MEDAL OF INVICTUS GAMES

Team Netherlands win gold in Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017

  • Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge kicks off Invictus Games Toronto 2017
  • Invictus Games competitors inspired by motivational visit from Prince Harry as they prepared for final heat of Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge
  • Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, Prince Harry also presented the first gold and silver medals to Netherlands and Great Britain
  • Teams from 13 nations tackled specialist courses in Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and Land Rover Discovery
  • This year’s Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, run from23-30 September

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Budapest Airport’s Bordeaux bond

Celebrating its 16th route launch out of 26 announced for this year, Budapest Airport has marked the commencement of its latest link, this time to Bordeaux in the much-acclaimed wine-growing region of France. Expanding its route network yet again, Wizz Air’s twice-weekly service to the south-west of France becomes the home-based airline’s 69th destination from Budapest.

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DDoS attacks have quadrupled between 2015 and 2017

News has surfaced that the number of DDoS attacks, with an average size over 50 Gbps, have quadrupled in the last two years. The study also found the gargantuan 1 Tbps attacks that started last year with the Mirai botnet have begun to leave their mark, with 42% of organizations reporting an average size of DDoS attacks greater than 50 Gbps, a significant increase from 2015, when only 10% of attacks were above that size.

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Is that it? said Florence

 

 

 

 

British statesman and prime minister Neville Chamberlain (1869 – 1940) at Heston Airport on his return from Munich after meeting with Hitler, making his ‘peace in our time’ address. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dejavu now waiting for the new Churchill to emerge and save Europe once more

 

So, how was it for you, the Florence Flop? For me it was – I realised afterwards – exactly like watching England play football. An inescapable patriotic urge to hope for a good performance, followed by a long, slow realisation that once again it isn’t going to happen, that these people are not as good as they ought to be, that the other team is not going to roll over.

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DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORTHERN SEA ROUTE: FROM WORDS TO ACTION

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British solo-yachtsman facing the arctic sun as he navigates the Russian Northern Sea route in his 40 foot yacht Barabas. Adrian Flanagan set off from the Solent on the first vertical circumnavigation by sea (pole to pole) on28 October 2003, the smallest yacht to round Cape Horn West about, and still one of only a handful of yachts to make that passage, heading North up the Pacific an through the Bering Strait, along the Northern Sea Route, round Norway’s North Cape & South for home through the North Sea

ROUND THE WORLD SAILOR ADRIAN FLANAGAN BEING HANDED A CUP OF TEA BY CHIEF CHRIS BAMBER ON HMS TRUMPETER IN THE SOLENT.PICTURE BY STEVE REIGATE 21/5/2008

ROUND THE WORLD SAILOR ADRIAN FLANAGAN ON BOARD HIS YACHT BARABUS IN THE SOLENT.PICTURE BY STEVE REIGATE 21/5/2008

Read Adrian’s account of his epic and historic voyage. FIRE Project review of the book http://tinyurl.com/y9629kp8

The Northern Sea Route (NSR) is the shortest sea route from Asia to Europe. According to experts, after 2050 it will be available for year-round passage of conventional vessels with no ice reinforcement. Given this, it is a good strategy right now to develop the NSR not only for pure export of natural resources from the Arctic zone or for the “Northern Supply”, but also for container transportation. In 2016, a model for creating a regular Arctic container line on the basis of the Northern Sea Route was developed. A niche where NSR shipments are more profitable compared to the southern route is the transit of container cargo between the ports of the Northeast Asia (China, Japan, the Republic of Korea) and North Europe (Rotterdam, Hamburg, etc.) The container traffic on routes where the use of the NSR can potentially give a significant payoff to carriers, is about 455 thousand TEU. The commissioning of new facilities for the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the development of infrastructure in the Arctic will help significantly increase traffic along the NSR.

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The Surgeon General hosts the Warrior Care in the 21st Century Symposium

Air Commodore Rich Withnall, Medical Director UK Defence Medical Services; Bret Stevens, Director, Disability Evaluation Systems, Office of Warrior Care, USA; and Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, at the Warrior Care symposium in Toronto on September 22, 2017.

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September 23, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Hosted by the Canadian Armed Forces Surgeon General, Brigadier-General Andrew Downes, the third annual Warrior Care in the 21st Century symposium, held in Toronto, September 21-23, brought together representatives of over 160 nations to facilitate the global sharing of best practices and lessons learned around the care of military personnel. This was the first time that Canada had hosted the symposium.

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