Bahrain Arrests Terrorists Planning High Profile Assassination

London, 27 March 2017: The Ministry of Interior in the Kingdom of Bahrain announced it arrested an Iranian-backed terrorist group that was planning to carry out terror attacks including the assassination of high-profile figures. The ministry said that 14 individuals had been arrested, 11 of whom are suspected of receiving overseas military training under the supervision of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah in Iraq.

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Successful project to address marine bio-invasions concludes

​The final meeting of the GloBallast Global Project Task Force (GPTF), held in Panama City, Panama (16 to 17 March), highlighted the legacy elements of the GloBallast project, which are expected to be sustained by its main stakeholders following the formal closure of the project in June 2017.

A decade-long project to promote implementation of an international treaty stemming the transfer of potentially invasive species in ships’ ballast water has reached a successful conclusion at a meeting of stakeholders from Governments, industry and UN bodies.

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Flight Safety Aircraft Occurrence Summary Released for Harvard II crash

March, 27 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Department of National Defence’s Airworthiness Investigative Authority has issued the report From the Investigator in relation to the double ejection of pilots from a Harvard II aircraft, that subsequently crashed near 15 Wing Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on January 27, 2017

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GE and Noble Corporation to Partner on the Digital Rig(SM) Solution, Aiming to Deliver Significant Operational Productivity Gains across the Fleet

  • GE’s Marine Asset Performance Management Solution is Aimed at Delivering Noble Significant Opex Reductions across the Target Rigs
  • The Long-Term Partnership Will Initially Target Four Rigs for a Period of Five Years
  • This Innovative Shift to ‘Data-Driven Drilling’ Will Have a Transformative Impact on the Entire Drilling Ecosystem

PARIS—March 27, 2017—Today, GE (NYSE: GE) and Noble Corporation plc (NYSE: NE) jointly announced a partnership to collaborate on the Digital Rig(SM) solution, enabling data-driven operational efficiency by using data analytics, with the target of a 20 percent reduction in operational expenditure across the rigs.

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT : 2017 U.S. Melges 24 National Championship | April 7-9 | Charleston, SC

2017 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship
All Melges 24s are cordially invited to attend and race the
2017 U.S. National Championship in Charleston, South Carolina on April 7-9.

Seahouses Lifeboat Call Out 25 March 2017 – Holy Island Causeway (again)


At 13.44hr on Saturday 25th February 2017, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to go to the assistance of two persons trapped in their vehicle by the tide on Holy Island Causeway. UK Coastguard reported that the two persons were panicking as the water was up to their waists. Holy Island Coastguard Officers had also been mobilised.

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Two Canadian First World War soldiers found in France

March 24, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have identified the remains of a First World War soldier found in a field outside Arleux-en-Gohelle, France, as those of Sergeant James Alexander Milne from Kincardineshire, Scotland, and then Calgary, Alberta. Sergeant Milne was a member of the 10th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, a unit perpetuated by The Royal Winnipeg Rifles and The Calgary Highlanders.

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