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Chronology of news events in 2015

OCTOBEROct. 1A gunman opens fire at a rural community college in the western U.S. state of Oregon, killing at least nine people and then himself in another mass shooting sharply deplored by President Barack Obama.Oct. 2Advertisement French President Francois Hollande tells Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow's airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants…

Inmarsat bares business deals | BusinessMirror

MOBILE satellite communications services provider Inmarsat Plc. announced recently several agreements the company entered into since the start of the month.On December 14 Inmarsat announced a new partnership with EM Solutions to develop the worlds first combined MilSatCom/Global Xpress (GX) maritime satcom terminal. GX…

Australia Lands 3 Bids for Sub Contract

SYDNEY — Three international bidders are seeking a contract worth up to Aus$50 billion ($36.13 billion) to build a next-generation submarine fleet for Australia, it was confirmed Monday.Submissions have been received from DCNS of France, TKMS of Germany, and the Japanese government, Australia’s Defense Minister Marise Payne…

Cruise news: The Cruise Director

Blog: Cruising from Sydney in January and FebruaryLooking for a last-minute summer cruise departing from Sydney? At the time of writing, you could still book on boutique expedition ship True North's "Sydney Rocks" New Year's Eve itinerary, a four-day round trip from Sydney. Departing on December 30, the ship will be moored…

Authorities hopeful of attracting extra buyers in PPP program

MANILA, Philippines Even as there are challenges faced by some public -private partnership (PPP) projects this year, the government remains hopeful it can continue to attract investors in the program and make gains in addressing the countrys infrastructure gaps.PPP Center executive director Cosette Canilao is satisfied with the achievements made by the program so far…

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and General D

of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. stocks and the financial markets. Raytheon Co. Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. red in recent times. ) build the long-range strike bomber (LRS-B). from Outperform to Market Perform. 2016. to Taiwan. 's Aeronautics Co. billion contract from the U.S. production lot 11 aircraft.
150513-N-TP834-267  CELEBUS SEA (May 13, 2015) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Battle Cats of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, are deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 73 to Conduct Flyover of 2015 Poinsettia Bowl | eCoronado.com

Submitted By: Lt. j.g. Tyler Alfriend, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 73 Public Affairs Officer150513-N-TP834-267CELEBUS SEA (May 13, 2015) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Battle Cats of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Navy Sends 2 New Littoral Combat Ships to San Diego

Share This Article:The Navy announced on Wednesday that future littoral combat ships USS Detroit and USS Montgomery will make Naval Base San Diego their home port once they’re commissioned next summer.The USS Detroit is a Freedom-class LCS being built at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin. Montgomery is an…

Oil gains boost Asian markets

A rally in oil is bringing a long-awaited, year-end rally to Asian markets Thursday.Energy shares were among the strongest in the region, with the sector in Australia rising 3.3%, as U.S. are on track to rise nearly 7% this week, which would be the strongest performance since the week ending Oct. rose 0.6% after being closed Wednesday for a national holiday.

State leaders must act fast to prepare for more oil trains

The repeal of Americas ban on oil exports will bring more oil trains to Washington and increase the risk of spills.Washington state should act carefully in anticipation of a dramatic increase in oil shipments through the region that will result after Congress repealed the 40-year ban on U.S. oil exports last week.A string…

2 more passengers found alive, 74 still missing as ferry SAR mission continues, AsiaOne Asia News

A joint search and rescue (SAR) team reported on Monday that it had rescued just two more passengers of the KM Marina Baru 02 ship that sank on Saturday in Bone Bay, South Sulawesi, leaving 74 passengers still missing more than 48 hours after the incident.The ship, which had 116 people on board, including 10 crew members…

McDermott and Larsen & Toubro Consortium Awarded SURF Scope for ONGC Vashishta and S1 Development Pr

Significant award for major subsea project off the East coast of IndiaMcDermott and L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering consortium provide best in-market execution solutionGreenfield deepwater award marks McDermott return to IndiaHOUSTON and CHENNAI, India, Dec. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE…
The BATWinG aircraft. Illustration courtesy of KU Aerospace Engineering.

Students' amphibious airplane design wins international prize, plus animation class projects on disp

A team of Kansas University aerospace engineering students just won an international prize for an amphibious aircraft design called the BATWinG envisioned to transport people in coastal cities cheaper, faster and greener than other modes of public transportation.BATWinG, an acronym for Bay Area Transport, Wing-in-Ground-effect…

Recovery in offshore drilling demand nowhere in sight, Transport

SingaporeAS oil and gas companies extend exploration and production budget cuts from 2015 to 2016, offshore drilling demand recovery is nowhere in sight, prompting analysts to warn of the proliferation of newbuild rig order cancellations especially in the jack-up segment, where a sizeable percentage of outstanding orders…

SME profile: Emirati firm ship-shape amid oil downturn

All businesses face defining moments, and for Abu Dhabi’s Khalid Faraj family shipping firm that came as the financial crash began to bite seven years ago.Since the early 1990s its niche had been shipping a wide variety of goods from European ports to pick-up destinations in the Middle East.But when that trade came under pressure…

the Chinese Labour Corps", The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 13, Issue. 49, No. 1, December 21, 2015

AbstractThe one hundredth anniversary of the Great War is prompting a renewed effort at both the popular and academic levels to ensure that the different units and countries involved are not forgotten. While not supplying combat troops, China entered the First World War on the side of the Allies, furnishing much-needed labourers…
Israeli aerial and ground forces used white phosphorus bombs to pound several residential areas across the besieged Gaza Strip.

Why Israel Desperately Needs Palestine : Economic-Political-Psychological Analysis

The Palestinians have become a test and trial  population who are being subjected to the testing of heinous weapons being produced by Israel. The psychological camouflage  that is sustaining this laboratory testing on Palestinians is the existential threat card being played by Israel (all for profitable measures)        by…

American LNG Exporters Turn to Europe as Asian Demand Sputters

For years, U.S. gas companies looking to export liquefied natural gas dreamed of a booming Asia. Now, with demand there falling and the first shipment weeks away, Europe has emerged as the unlikely savior of American LNG.European gas production is down and countries there want to get more of the heating and power plant fuel from places other than Russia - a major supplier…

2016 Predictions: A Look Ahead at the Future of War

Imagine you had a time machine that could take you back to compare what people thought would happen in 2015 with what actually did occur.SubscribeReceive daily email updates:Subscribe to Defense One Today.Be the first to receive updates. Peter W. Singer is a strategist and senior fellow at New America, consultant for the U.S.

Company Shares of McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) Drops by -9.12%

McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) has lost 9.12% during the past week and dropped 24.71% in the last 4 weeks. The shares are however, negative as compared to the S&P 500 for the past week with a loss of 8.81%. McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) has underperformed the index by 21.57% in the last 4 weeks. Investors…