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Surge in violence 'worthy of the 17th century' off Venezuela

Piracy 'worthy of the 17th century' has broken out in the Caribbean Sea amid fears the crime wave will lead to East Africa-style ship hijackings.Yachts have been raided, hostages seized for ransom and fishing crews hacked up with machetes during the 'free-for-all' crime wave.Traffickers from crisis-hit Venezuela, currently in the grip of economic turmoil…

Halifax Shipyard seeks confirmation from the Federal Government regarding the National Shipbuilding

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following is a statement from Irving Shipbuilding seeking confirmation from the Federal Government regarding the National Shipbuilding Strategy:On Friday, August 10th, Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Service and Procurement Canada and Member of Parliament (Gatineau…

Global Marine Fuel Injection System Market Leading Players, Product Types and Applications by 2023

Global Marine Fuel Injection System Market research report deals with a strategic optimization towards the Marine Fuel Injection System business approaches. The market analyst targets towards the major concepts related to market growth, Marine Fuel Injection System development plan, and keenly focus on the significant tacts.

Business people Northwest

Louis Suski was named executive director of Concordia Retirement Center, an in- dependent living community and assisted living facility in Bella Vista. Suski spent more than 30 years in commercial real estate sales management and has nearly a decade of command experience in the U.S. Marine Corps.Dr. Patty Pettway joined Greenwood Family Medical Center at 1480 W. Center St.

How rogue fishing fleets plunder the ocean's top predator

A longliner, the Manta, gets maintenance on Playita Mia, a beach on the Pacific coast of Ecuador known as a hub for regional shark fishing operations. © Sarah Blaskey/Miami Herald/TNSMANTA, Ecuador It was billed as the biggest poaching bust in history, a monumental win for conservationists.An Ecuadorean Navy patrol vessel…

Two entrepreneurs float an idea

Nothing seems out of the ordinary when the 14-foot boat is lowered into Marblehead Harbor from the Pleon Yacht Club pier. That is, until it’s low enough for onlookers to see the deck, which is flat except for antennae in front of a black array of solar panels.When the driverless boat hits the mouth of the harbor and starts propelling over the waves…

Laura Ingraham Distances Herself From Racist Freak Who Agreed With Her Rant

Fox News host Laura Ingraham defended her controversial anti-immigrant comments on Thursday and disavowed the white nationalists and one racist freak who endorsed those remarks.Although Ingraham didnt name the individual, she was likely referring to former KKK leader David Duke, who tweeted (and then deleted) praise for…

Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Fore Presents Global (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa) Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) Market 2018, Forecast to 2023 New Document to its Studies DatabaseThis press release was orginally distributed by SBWireNew York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/09/2018 -- Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) is a sea motor vessel used for transmitting cargos…

Rhode Island sailing program has home on Newport Harbor

Sailing is to Newport, Rhode Island, asfishing is to Gloucester, Massachusetts, clamming is to Cape Cod, whaling is to the island of Nantucket. Which is to say, its iconic and defining. Newports sailing history includes most notably the Americas Cup, a race that took place from 1930 until 1983 in the waters of Newport, a location determined by the New York Yacht Club…

Underwater robotics competition won by China for first time

A team of students from an engineering university in northeast China has won the 21st International RoboSub Competition, which was held in the US city of San Diego from July 30 to August 5. It is the first time a team from outside the US or Canada has won the underwater robotics contest.The winning team, from Harbin Engineering University (HEU) in Heilongjiang Province…

BAE Systems to Develop Automated Cyber Defense Tools for DARPA | Business

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 7, 2018--The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected BAE Systems to develop data-driven, cyber-hunting tools that detect and analyze cyber threats to help protect extremely large enterprise networks. The contract for Phase 1, 2, and 3 of the program is valued at approximately $5.2 million.This press release features multimedia.

Western Fire Crews Get An Assist From Australia And New Zealand : NPR

Firefighters conduct a controlled burn to defend houses against flames from the Ranch Fire, as it continues to spread toward the town of Upper Lake, Calif., last week. Firefighters conduct a controlled burn to defend houses against flames from the Ranch Fire, as it continues to spread toward the town of Upper Lake, Calif., last week.

An Asylum-Seeker Wrote A Book By Phone Texts From Manus Island Detention : NPR

In this July 17 photo provided by Aziz Abdul, a man standing on a balcony at the East Lorengau Refugee Transit Center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. The question of what will become of the hundreds of asylum-seekers banished by Australia to sweltering immigration camps in the poor Pacific island nations of Papua New Guinea and Nauru has become more pressing.

No tariff bailout for fishermen | Fishing Industry News

We wrote recently about the Trump administration's plan to send $12 billion in emergency aid to American farmers to combat the ills of our current trade war with China (and just about the rest of mankind) and of subsequent political efforts to extend the plan to other industries, such as commercial fishing.Those efforts have fallen on deaf ears, with U.S.

War on sharks: How rogue fishing fleets plunder the oceans top predator

MANTA, Ecuador It was billed as the biggest poaching bust in history, a monumental win for conservationists.An Ecuadorean Navy patrol vessel, guided by advanced radar and a small plane, bore down on a ship the length of a football field making a beeline across the Galapagos Marine Reserve probably the most fiercely protected waters in the world.
Tom Buchanan poses for a photo in his U.S. Marine Corps uniform.

Loveland political activist Tom Buchanan dies

Longtime political activist and founder of the Loveland 912 Project Tom Buchanan died Friday, and friends and family are hosting events to honor his memory this weekend.Tom, 63, suffered a heart attack, and his family will hold a viewing at 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Allnutt Funeral Home, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave.His service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Message of Life Ministries, 605 18th St.

Shark finning | Miami Herald

Re the War on sharks story that appeared in the Miami Herald online Aug. 2, as a Masters student who has spent the past semester studying marine biology and sustainable fishing, I found the news that Miami is the top shark fin importer in the nation shocking and horrifying. Sharks have inhabited this planet for more than 400 million years, making them older than dinosaurs.

Trade tensions, labor shortages loom over U.S. factories

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing activity slowed in July amid signs that a robust economy and import tariffs were putting pressure on the supply chain, which could hurt production in the long term. Construction lifts are parked near the Drydock Center in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Brian…

Top Asian News 7:15 a.m. GMT

SINGAPORE (AP) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says North Korea is far from living up to its pledge to denuclearize and remains in violation of numerous U.N. Security Council resolutions. Speaking Friday before he attends an Asian security forum with North Korea's foreign minister, Pompeo told reporters in Singapore…

Rocket Report: Japan chasing SpaceX, missile-test failure, Russian trolling

Welcome to Edition 1.11 of the Rocket Report! This week we have scads of news, including some rocket failures in America and big plans among Chinese rocket companies. Also, the Japanese space agency seems alarmed at the rise of reusable rockets and is now doing what it can to catch up to SpaceX.As always, we welcome reader submissions…