Dutch Safety Board heads investigation: investigation effort in full swing, black

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The Dutch Safety Board took over formal responsibility for the air crash investigation from Ukraine yesterday evening. The two black boxes have since arrived in the United Kingdom, where they are currently being read out and analysed by a team of international specialists. The on-site investigation in Ukraine is currently in full swing. Although investigators still do not have safe access to the crash site, work to gather and analyse data from various sources is underway in both Kiev and the Netherlands.

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DfT statement on MH17 black boxes

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A Department for Transport spokesperson said: “We can confirm that the two black boxes from MH17 have been delivered by the Dutch Safety Board to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch at Farnborough for download.”

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Carriers halt flights to Israel – IHS Jane’s analysis

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BA continues to fly to Israel

Ben Vogel, Editor of IHS Jane’s Airport Review

Analysis:

Israeli aviation officials and diplomats will be highly concerned by the move from several major international airlines to suspend flights to Israel and Hamas will no doubt claim a major propaganda victory.

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Elektrobit (EB) selects the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor for its next generation device platform

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EB has chosen the Qualcomm® Snapdragon(TM) 801 chipset for its next-generation device platform. The new processor will be integrated into advanced LTE devices targeted at public safety, cyber-security and other professional markets.

 

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OULU, Finland, July 22, 2014 – Elektrobit (EB) announced today it will collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to feature the Qualcomm® Snapdragon(TM) 801 processor in the new version of its EB Specialized Device Platform (SDP), which will be commercially available later this year. The device platform enables customer-specific tailoring of smartphones, tablets and other products, targeted primarily for professional applications in public safety, mobile satellite services and cyber-security.

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Putting the wind in their seals. Seal foraging patterns show offshore wind farms can be fertile feeding ground

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At Last a Positive Use for Wind Farms – build them offshore as a haven for seals and forget the trivial electricty generation!!

Seal foraging patterns show offshore wind farms can be fertile feeding ground

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Ucore Announces Field Program at Ray Mountains, Alaska

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July 21, 2014 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSX-V:UCU)(OTCQX:UURAF) (“Ucore” or “the Company”) is pleased to report that it has undertaken a summer field program on its rare earths and tin multi-metal property in the Ray Mountains area of Central Alaska.

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MANAGING THE UK’S ELECTRICITY SYSTEM – CAN WE KEEP THE LIGHTS ON?

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Probably Not – Windturbines only provide brief light when they catch fire

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and then produce a poison cloud.

-Lords Committee to investigate contribution of science and technology to future electricity needs-

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The government’s new pension advice will be “dangerously generic”

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The Treasury’s unprecedented pension shake-up has been rebuffed as “well-intentioned but riddled with unintended adverse consequences” by the boss of one of the world’s largest independent advisory organisations.

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Motorcycle safety campaign aims to make drivers THINK!

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21 July 2014

A THINK! radio campaign has been launched to encourage drivers to take longer to look for motorcyclists after figures revealed that 30 bikers are killed or injured every day at junctions, Road Safety Minister Robert Goodwill has announced.

 

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Incident-filled weekend at Oulton Park leads to disappointment for Eastwood

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Despite a promising start, with strong pace in testing and qualifying, Charlie Eastwood endured a tough weekend at Oulton Park after being knocked off the track in two of the three races.

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