Statement on Capital Punishment Case


London, 15 January 2017:The Kingdom of Bahrain has implemented the death penalty against three men found guilty of the premeditated murder of three policemen in Daih on 3 March 2014, as well as seriously maiming another 13 officers with life-changing injuries. Sami Mushaima, Ali Al-Singace and Abbas Al-Samea were convicted of manufacturing and planting improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that were detonated remotely after luring first responders into the fatal ambush.

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Pulsating Economy – Leave.EU


The NHS’s heart rate may be fading yet again, but the UK’s economy is positively pulsating. The economic forecasters, a breed of professional described as in “crisis” last week by the Bank of England’s Chief Economist can now diagnose themselves well and truly redundant after a wealth of sectors within the UK economy together with some of the big macro indicators all posted record results: industrial output, consumer spending, investment, the FTSE 100 to name but a few. Pre-referendum, their projections were anything but rosy. The brave new world ushered in by the electorate in June has consigned the liberal elite’s way of thinking to the margins of history.

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New survey: engineers could save NHS money and improve hospital patients’ experience


Engineers think that they could help the NHS meet the Government’s efficiency savings and give NHS patients a better hospital experience if they were given more responsibility for the procurement, maintenance and calibration of medical equipment, according to a new survey of members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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Which? response to VW financial settlement in US over emissions scandal

“UK Government has simply not done enough to hold VW to account” – Which? response to VW financial settlement in US over emissions scandal

Vickie Sheriff, Which? Director of Campaigns and Communications, said:
“Whilst the US Government has investigated, the UK Government has simply not done enough to hold VW to account for the emissions scandal. UK customers will find it incredible that US consumers are getting compensation and nothing is on the table for the 1.2 million owners affected in this country.
“The Government must now stand up for the interests of UK consumers and ensure that they’re treated fairly.”

The Future of Electricity


Author: Richard Zhang, technology executive, GE’s Power Conversion

We are living in a dynamic global power environment. We all need the same thing—affordable, sustainable, reliable power, and the demand is growing. While the power sector is leading the way towards a decarbonized energy system, electricity gains ground in many sectors and will make up about 25 percent of final energy consumption by 2040, as estimated by IEA.

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IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system

IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system

​IMO Secretary-General Lim said, “I am concerned that a final decision to extend the EU-ETS to shipping emissions would not only be premature but would seriously impact on the work of IMO to address GHG emissions from international shipping. Inclusion of emissions from ships in the EU-ETS significantly risks undermining efforts on a global level.”

Including international shipping in European system could undermine global efforts

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has written to senior European officials expressing his concern that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping on a global basis.

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Menus, Munitions & Keeping the Peace, The Home Front Diaries of Gabrielle West, 1914-1917


This is an interesting and entertaining collection of diary entries 
made during WWI. They have been edited by the diarist's great niece 
and provide a valuable addition to our knowledge of the Home Front 
during WWI. A Fascinating account of life on the Home Front. The 
drawings she made and the details she included in her diaries and 
letters whent far beyond superficial detail and potentially could 
have been considered a security risk. As a result, this is a book 
will appeal to a great many people beyond the readership of social 
history and human interest. Strongly Recommended.