THE WORLD FIRST SUPERHERO TRI SEES PARALYMPIC CHAMPIONS CHEER ON OVER 1,500 EVERYDAY SUPERHEROES AT DORNEY LAKE SPECTACLE

Double paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock (centre) takes part in the npower Superhero Tri Series alongside budding para-athletes Amy Banks and Matt Hamilton at Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 19, 2017. The Superhero Tri Series is the UK’s only sports series dedicated to 12 million people with disabilities and long-term injuries. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

  • The first ever Superhero Tri, powered by npower, celebrated over 1,500 Everyday Superheroes at the atmospheric event
  • More than 20 teams took part in the Celebrity Superhero Tri alone, each with their own Celebrity Team Captain
  • Celebrity Team Captains included MBE and double Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock, who led team npower through the Superhero Tri
  • The Superhero Series is the UK’s only disabled athletic series

Saturday 19th August: After an epic summer of elite sport, it was the turn of the Paralympic champions, including Jonnie Peacock (team npower), Kadeena Cox (team Kadeena), David Weir (team Barclays) and Georgina Hermintage (team Stoneage) to be blown away by the Everyday Superheroes who unleashed their inner superpowers, trailblazing around unique solo and team Superhero Tri.

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Freides Crowned Melges 20 U.S. National Champ

A very heated final day in Newport results in two additional races with Freides capturing the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship Title

NEWPORT, R.I. (August 19 2017) – A massive round of congratulations is in order for newly crowned Drew Freides on PACIFIC YANKEE. He and his team which includes Morgan Reeser and Charlie Smythe are the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Champions.

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Boeing-Built Satellite Completes NASA’s Space Communications Network

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Boeing-built TDRS-M working its way through Boeing’s El Segundo satellite factory as it readies for launch. (Boeing photo)

TDRS-M satellite enables continued communication with International Space Station, Hubble Telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 18, 2017 – The sixth and final Boeing [NYSE: BA] Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS), launched today, will enhance NASA’s space communications network when the satellite becomes fully operational early next year.

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NASA Successfully Launches Latest Communications Satellite

NASA Successfully Launches Latest Communications Satellite

NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M)
NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), which is the third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites, has successfully been placed into orbit following separation from an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket.
Credits: NASA

NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), which is the third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites, has successfully been placed into orbit following separation from an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. TDRS-M launched Friday at 8:03 a.m. EDT from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Successful Launch, H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 Encapsulating MICHIBIKI No. 3


August 19, 2017 (JST)

Successful Launch, H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 Encapsulating 
MICHIBIKI No. 3

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA successfully launched 
H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 (H-IIA F35) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI
 No. 3, (Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; geostationary orbit) at 
2:29:00 p.m. on August 19, 2017 (JST) from JAXA's Tanegashima Space 
Center. 

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Will we ever take back control of our borders?

Yesterday the Government began to release its post-Brexit EU immigration policies. They have now committed to maintaining visa-free travel so EU tourists can travel to the UK with no prior checks and no need for advance visas – presumably pushing for the EU to return the favour. Not sure if this will turn out to be a great idea – we will have to see!

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Newport Long Haul

Day Two in Newport at 2017 Melges 20 Nationals makes way for four great races on the ‘inside’ Halfway Rock racecourse in blustery, rain-filled conditions

NEWPORT, R.I. (August 18 2017) – The sunny skies on Day One of the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport were replaced with low flying southerly squalls and an on-time 1100 start. PRO Anderson Reggio sent the fleet to the ‘inside’ Halfway Rock racecourse for what would be a very exciting, four-race day of Melges 20 sailing.

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TOTE plans new Hawaii service with Philly newbuilds; Navy says “collision avoidable” in Fitzgerald accident, relieves CO

TOTE plans new Hawaii service with Philly newbuilds
TOTE plans new Hawaii service with Philly newbuilds
August 18, 2017 — A maritime mystery was solved this week when TOTE emerged as unnamed “blue chip U.S. shipping operating company” with a letter of intent (LOI) to build up to four advanced new containerships at Philly Shipyard for the Jones Act Hawaii trade. The dual fuel, 3,600-TEU ships would enter service in 2020 and 2021.

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