World’s first floating offshore wind farm starts operation; SEACOR units join Puerto Rico recovery efforts

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VIDEO: World’s first floating offshore wind farm starts operation
October 18, 2017 — Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. Operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, the 30 MW wind farm consists of five 6 MW turbines and is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and will power approximately 20,000 households.

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19 Oct 2017 | Australian Sailing Team’s Olympic medallists confirmed for Sail Melbourne International

The Australian Sailing Team, including its Olympic medallists, will head to Melbourne at the end of November for the 2017 edition of the Sail Melbourne International Regatta. This year, the event will be hosted out of the newly renovated Royal Brighton Yacht Club from 27 November to 3 December 2017.

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Microsoft kept quiet about data breach from 2013

Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database. The company did not disclose the extent of the attack to the public or its customers after its discovery in 2013, but the five former employees described it to Reuters in separate interviews. Microsoft declined to discuss the incident.

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The British Are Coming

Export of British Personal Protection Systems for US Police for Crowd Control & Public Order 

 Given the number of Anti-Trump protests devolving into riots right across the United States in recent months, US Police are currently retraining their teams and adopting a more European conciliatory approach to Crowd Control & Public Order. With a former British Army and Met Police Officer leading the charge, UK Companies are now exporting British expertise in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) systems to Police teams on the other side of the Atlantic. 

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WIZZ AIR APPLIES FOR UK AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATE

London, 18 October 2017: Wizz Air UK Limited (“Wizz Air UK”), a fully owned and controlled subsidiary of Wizz Air Holdings Plc (the “Company” or “Wizz Air”), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announces that it has filed an application for the grant of an Air Operator’s Certificate (“AOC”) and Operating Licence (“OL”) with the Civil Aviation Authority of the United Kingdom (”CAA”).

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