International Melges 24 Class Association Presents: 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series

2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series – photo (c) IM24CA/Zerogradinord

December 8, 2017 – IM24CA – After some long evaluation, the management of the International Melges 24 Class Association announces the details of the 2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series. From the first look at the calendar, it appears clear that the next one will be south and Italian oriented: in fact, five events out of six are planned to be held in Italy and the main reason for that is the Melges 24 European Championship to be held in Riva on Lake Garda in August

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Report released on dry cargo vessel explosion; First ABB Azipod D propulsion system now in operation

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U.K. MAIB releases report on dry cargo vessel explosion
December 8, 2017 — The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch has published the report of its investigation into a January 13, 2017 incident in which the Antigua & Barbuda registered dry cargo vessel Nortrader suffered two explosions in quick succession while anchored in Plymouth Sound, England. The vessel was loaded with a cargo of 2,333 tonnes of unprocessed incinerator bottom ash. The first explosion was in the forecastle store and the second in the cargo hold.

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Lockheed Martin Continues to Strengthen Weather Forecasting With Second Next-Generation Weather Satellite

NOAA’s GOES-S Weather Satellite Arrives at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for Launch Preparation

DENVER, Dec. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Timely and accurate weather forecasts can directly affect public safety and protection of property; and the next satellite in the NOAA GOES-R Series will continue to provide more data for sharper, more detailed views of weather systems.

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California in flames

California in flames

 

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  • Title California in flames
  • Released 08/12/2017 2:41 pm
  • Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
  • DescriptionCaptured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission on 5 December 2017, this image shows flames and smoke from the fierce blazes devastating northwest Los Angeles in Southern California.

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AIRPORTR PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES TO BRING CITY LUGGAGE CHECK-IN FOR FLIGHTS FROM LONDON

Passengers can now check in their luggage from any London address for up to 300 American Airlines and British Airways flights per day.

  • AirPortr’s mobile luggage check-in and delivery services now available on all American Airlines flights to the US departing London Heathrow.
  • Service, described as “the best travel money ever spent”, available on select American Airlines flights.
  • Partnership to accelerate growth for London start-up AirPortr, having delivered over 50,000 bags in 12 months since launch.
  • New service development allows instant excess luggage payments by the customer through the AirPortr driver app on doorstep.

 

AirPortr, the London-based city luggage check-in and delivery service is now available to customers flying from London Heathrow to the United States on American Airlines, the world’s largest airline.

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Grand Opening of Alfen’s Mega Energy Storage System in Czech Republic

Grand Opening of Alfen’s Mega Energy Storage System in Czech Republic (PRNewsfoto/Alfen)

At solar farm Prakšice, Solar Global and Alfen opened the first battery energy storage system (BESS) in Czech Republic. The battery system has a capacity of 1.2 MWh and will be used to balance the fluctuating supply of solar energy with demand patterns. The energy storage system was officially taken into use by the Dutch ambassador Mr. Klompenhouwer.

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Security bug that let hackers steal banking passwords put 10 million app users at risk

A critical security bug was discovered in major banking apps used by HSBC, NatWest and Co-op which could let hackers steal usernames and passwords, new research has revealed. Researchers from the University of Birmingham said this week (6 December) that they had worked alongside the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – a fork of intelligence agency GCHQ – to fix the vulnerabilities and ensure patches were pushed to users.

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