Philly Shipyard: lay-offs and delays follow year of record revenues; Rynd named new President & CEO of Tidewater

United Steelworkers not impressed by Huntington Ingalls bonus
February 16, 2018 —The United Steelworkers (USW) union seems less than impressed with news that Huntington-Ingalls Industries is to pay a employees a $500 bonus in recognition of a reduction in the corporate tax rate.

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Zodiac Nautic Introduces Brand Tagline: “Keep Exploring”

Zodiac Nautic, the world leader in inflatable products and services for boating with more than a million customers, unveils its brand tagline today at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show: “Keep Exploring”. This tagline is supported by a film that celebrates adventure and boaters worldwide.

“Keep Exploring” builds on Zodiac’s 120-years heritage and its mission to make every moment on the water an unforgettable adventure. “Keep Exploring” reflects our commitment to this mission and supports Zodiac Nautic’s ambition to reinvent boating, in terms of both products and services” said Zodiac Nautic CEO Dominique Heber-Suffrin.

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Pobeda plans Russian growth from Cologne Bonn

Pobeda – Aeroflot’s subsidiary airline and Russia’s only low-cost carrier (LCC) – has confirmed the commencement of a twice-weekly service from Cologne Bonn Airport to St. Petersburg tomorrow. Being the German airport’s only regular operator to Russia, the airline will launch the 1,753-kilometre connection utilising its 737-800 fleet, from 17 February.

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U.S. regulator awards amended type certificate to newest member of 737 MAX family

Airplane now being prepped for delivery in the coming weeks

SEATTLE, Feb. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that the 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the airplane for commercial service.

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Barnier Backs Down on Threats to Punish Britain

Talks started last week on the Implementation Period, which we are concerned will cause a needless delay to a really strong Brexit. Despite the spirit of cooperation with which Britain has approached the Brexit negotiations, EU negotiators have continued their bullying rhetoric and threats of sanctions. In our last e-Bulletin, we reported on the draft EU negotiating guidelines which would have allowed the Commission to unilaterally cut off British access to the Single Market if EU officials deem us to have breached the rules!

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FedEx customer information exposed in data breach

It has been reported that An unsecured FedEx server was breached, exposing thousands of customers’ personal information, a prominent security research firm discovered earlier this month. Package forwarding service Bongo International was acquired by FedEx in 2014 and now serves as a e-commerce service called FedEx Cross Border. But an unsecured Amazon S3 server, according to the white hat research group Kromtech, was holding more than 100,000 scanned documents including passports, drivers licenses, and security IDs. The white hat group responsibly disclosed the breach.

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