Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship St. John’s returns from NATO Operation REASSURANCE

July 17, 2017 – Halifax, N.S – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) St. John’s returned home to Halifax, Nova Scotia, today after a successful six-month-long deployment in the waters of the North Atlantic, Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea in support of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Operation REASSURANCE.

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The Ceremonial Guard Presents Fortissimo 2017

 

Members of the Ceremonial Guard performing in Fortissimo on Parliament Hill, 24 July, 2014, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Photo: Corporal Heather Tiffney, CFSU(O), Department of National Defence

© 2014 DND-MDN Canada

July 17, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Ceremonial Guard will host the 21st annual Fortissimo celebration on the lawns of Parliament Hill at 7:00 pm from July 20 to 22, 2017. Fortissimo is a military concert featuring various bands and a sunset ceremony, which is open to the public and celebrated yearly. The Ceremonial Guard is extending an invitation to the public to attend the full dress rehearsal on July 19th. Those wishing to attend this event are asked to be seated by 6:45 p.m.

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McCain introduces Jones Act repeal legislation, again; DryShips hit with multiple class action lawsuits

McCain introduces Jones Act repeal legislation, again
McCain introduces Jones Act repeal legislation, again
July 17, 2017 — Here’s another piece of legislation that, mercifully, has no chance whatsoever of passage.
U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has yet again introduced legislation that would repeal the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (the Jones Act). This year’s version is called the Open America’s Waters Act of 2017.

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IoT warning from FBI

The Internet Crime Complaint Centre (IC3), a division of the FBI, has issued a public service announcement about the improper security and privacy protections provided by manufacturers of Internet-connected smart toys, also known as IoT toys. The announcement comes after numerous issues were reported where smart toys had leaked the personal details of small children and vulnerabilities allowed hackers to spy on little kids. Commenting on the issue of IoT security is Cesare Garlati, chief security strategist at the prpl Foundation, who said:

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