PA proposes last-minute mail-in ballot rule change

Post Office warns Pennsylvania it can’t “keep up” with mail-in ballots by the deadlines … and the PA Secretary of State has proposed a rule change in response.

The United States Postal Service has informed Pennsylvania officials that mail delivery won’t be able to keep up with state election deadlines, setting up a scenario where votes might not be counted even if they are mailed and postmarked by the deadline due to delivery delays, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.” (The Blaze)

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US Department of the Air Force-Boeing X-37B Team Wins Collier Trophy for Aerospace Excellence

(U.S. Space Force photo)

US Department of the Air Force-Boeing X-37B Team Wins Collier Trophy for Aerospace Excellence

– National Aeronautic Association recognizes autonomous spaceplane that completed two-year orbital mission

– Ninth time Boeing and U.S. Department of the Air Force partner on the winning team

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Department of the Air Force and Boeing [NYSE: BA] X-37B autonomous spaceplane is receiving the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy for the greatest American achievements in aeronautics and astronautics of 2019. The X-37B set a new 780-day on-orbit endurance record and completed an overflight of the United States, using Federal Aviation Administration airspace, before making a pinpoint landing at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

NASA TV to Air Departure of Japanese Cargo Ship from Space Station

NASA TV to Air Departure of Japanese Cargo Ship from Space Station

The International Space Station is seen on June 30, 2020, orbiting almost directly above Marfa, Texas, on a southeastern orbital trek that would take it over Mexico and across South America. In the foreground, is the “Dextre” fine-tuned robotic hand with Japan’s H-II Transfer Vehicle-9 (HTV-9) behind it. Inside the HTV-9, is the HTV-8 pallet holding old nickel-hydrogen batteries removed from the station during previous spacewalks.

Credits: NASA

Eleven years after the launch of the first H-II Transfer cargo vehicle (HTV) to the International Space Station, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA’s) HTV-9 will depart the orbital laboratory Tuesday, Aug. 18, with live coverage beginning at 1:15 p.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Centcom reports that Iranian forces boarded Greek-owned tanker; Viking delivers first of three ambulance boats for Greek Islands

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Centcom reports that Iranian forces boarded Greek-owned tanker

U.S. Central Command yesterday tweeted a video showing Iranian forces seizing a tanker identified as the Wila, an 8,055 dwt Liberian registered products tanker managed by Piraeus headquartered IMS SA and owned by a company called Bandit Shipping. Dryad Global reports there have been two other recent similar incidents involving Iran. Full Article



The new Seahouses Lifeboat, we have final confirmation, subject to weather and Covid developments, of her arrival at Seahouses.


It is with regret that the Station Management Team have decided, after consultation with RNLI Officials, that  the Annual Lifeboat Fete, traditionally held on August Bank Holiday Monday, will be cancelled for 2020.

The decision is reluctantly based on the ability to protect our volunteer crew and staff, as well the public, in the current Covid 19 Pandemic, and current uncertainty about future safety guidance. The current time scale also leaves insufficient time to adequately plan the event. Hopefully it will be back in 2021, bigger, and better. We hope to see you all then, and thank you for your support in previous years.



[WordPress Security] Critical Vulnerabilities in Quiz & Survey Master Plugin

Our Threat Intelligence team discovered 2 critical vulnerabilities in the Quiz and Survey Master plugin installed on over 30,000 sites. These flaws made it possible for unauthenticated attackers to upload and delete arbitrary files on vulnerable sites.

The official Wordfence blog has full details, a proof of concept video, and guidance on keeping your sites safe…


Chloe Chamberland – Wordfence Threat Analyst