CNO orders operational pause following McCain collision; Total to acquire Maersk Oil in $7.45 billion deal

VIDEO: U.S. Navy destroyer collides with tanker; 10 missing
VIDEO: U.S. Navy destroyer collides with tanker; 10 missing
August 21, 2017 — The U.S. Navy has reported that the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the 50,700 dwt Liberian flagged tanker Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. There are currently 10 sailors missing and five injured.

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Cyber-security should be taught from an early age to combat ignorance among businesses

Today, it was revealed that more than two thirds of companies say their directors have no training in responding to cyber-attacks, according to a Government survey. Out Of 105 businesses in the FTSE 350 questioned, one in 10 revealed they have no plan to cope with hacking and Mike Simmonds, Managing Director at Axial Security Systems believes that this is partially due to an element of ignorance among big businesses.

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Cyber-attacks against cloud services ‘accelerating’

News broke this morning that cyber-attacks against cloud services are accelerating at a rapid speed. Microsoft has revealed that the frequency and sophistication of attacks on it users’ cloud-based accounts are “accelerating.” There has been a 300% increase in user accounts attacked over the past year, according to the tech giant’s Identity Security and Protection team.

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eSentire Announces Growth Equity Investment from Warburg Pincus

Investment to accelerate growth for leading Managed Detection and Response (MDR) firm

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO and NEW YORK – August 21, 2017eSentire, Inc., (“eSentire” or the “Company”) the largest pure-play Managed Detection And Response (MDR) provider, today announced that funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, have made a significant equity investment into the Company. The investment will be used to accelerate eSentire’s growth by expanding its technology services to existing clients and its outreach to more clients in new markets, as well as to provide liquidity to existing shareholders. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Gfinity to deliver first ever Formula 1 esports series

Formula 1 Enters into Esports

Gfinity Partnership Will Deliver the Formula 1® Esports Series

 (London, UK, 21st August 2017) – Gfinity, a leading international esports company, today announces that it has been appointed as the esports partner for Formula 1, to deliver the Formula 1 Esports Series. For the very first time, Formula 1 fans and gamers will have the chance to compete against each other with the same target as the 20 real Formula 1 drivers: to become World Champion! The competition, starting in September 2017, will see gamers from all over the world battle it out to uncover the best virtual F1 driver from across the globe.

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Western Circuit – AsianYachting Race Report 2

20th SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta 2017

Goto SMU-RM Western Circuit

AY Race Report 2

Perfect conditions produce great racing…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
August 20th: The combined IRC A & B classes headed out of the Johor Strait on the SMU Presidents Cup, while other classes continued on with windward/leeward and point to point races in the Strait. It certainly wasn’t incident free, as the Port favoured start line saw some jostling at the pin end and the downwind mark on the SB20 course was reported to be crowded and very entertaining. Eight to twelve knots from the SW with blue sky and sunshine, made a perfect day for a sail, as the SB20 International Cup, Access 2.3’s for disabled sailors and six windsurfing classes bring the Inter-Tertiary Windsurfing Championship (ITWC) 2017 to their conclusion. Follow the action in the AY Photo Gallery

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Exmouth and Sidmouth lifeboats rescue four people

Photos: (Credit: Exmouth RNLI)

PR200817-1 Exmouth Crew volunteers attaching a tow rope to casualty vessel

PR200817-2 Sidmouth lifeboat towing casualty vessel

 PR200817-3 Sidmouth lifeboat Crew volunteers on board Pride of Sidmouth

PR200817-4 Exmouth D class lifeboat George Bearman II

PR200817-5 Exmouth Coastguard Response Team waiting at Mamhead slipway

As I had just finished writing this yesterday (20 August), George Bearman II  launched at 6pm following reports of a kitesurfer in difficulty in the river Exe. A concerned member of the public had called the Coastguard. When our Crew volunteers arrived on scene within 10 minutes, the man had recovered himself ashore but was looking for his board. To prevent him putting himself in any further danger, we recovered his board and the man and took them back to Imperial Recreation ground to safety.
Emma Tarling 
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
Exmouth RNLI

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Oman Air team hopes history will repeat itself at Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff

The Extreme Sailing Series 2017. Act4. Barcelona, Spain. Pictures of Oman Air Sailing Team skippered by Phil Robertson with team mates Pete Greenhalgh, Ed Smyth, Nasser Al Mashari and James Wierzbowski racing close to the city of Barcelona on day 2 of racing.
Credit Lloyd Images

Fresh from back-to-back victories in the Extreme Sailing Series, the Oman Air team head to Cardiff this week aiming to maintain a 100 per cent winning streak by Omani crews at the UK venue.

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