Dunkirk, The Real Story in Photographs

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This is a story told in photographs and they form an outstanding selection, but there is also some excellent text, concise, and well-researched. – With the advent of a new film about Dunkirk, this is a good opportunity to produce an accurately researched account in print, with lavish illustration – Most Highly Recommended.


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Freeing the Baltic 1918-1920

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First published as “Cowan’sWar” in 1964, then as “Freeing the Baltic” in 2002, this new edition includes new material from the author’s son. – The author’s son has edited the original text and added new material to a book that covers very important, if sadly neglected, recent history – Much Recommended.


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GDPR Is Stifling Innovation and Will Encourage Organisations to Cover Up Security Breaches

  • AlienVault survey of over 900 attendees at Infosecurity Europe exposes widespread concern about upcoming GDPR legislation, and the UK government’s technology policies
  • Half of those surveyed fear that GDPR could cause people to try and cover up data breaches
  • Over half (54%) believe that a change of leadership at No. 10 would have made the country more cyber secure

LONDON, UK – July 12, 2017 – The cybersecurity industry believes that the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is stifling innovation by making companies nervous about using cloud-based applications and services, according to new research published today by AlienVault®, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ (USM™) and crowdsourced threat intelligence.

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Remoaners Defeated in Single Market Clash

 

This week the government successfully passed their legislative agenda in a tense Commons vote that was narrowly won by a margin of 323-309. The success came after Theresa May successfully hashed out a deal with Northern Ireland’s pro-Brexit Democratic Unionist Party on Monday.

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The group, who’s ten MPs will be vital to the success of the British government over the course of this parliament, succeeded in getting Mrs May to abandon toxic Tory election pledges on pensions and Winter Fuel Allowance while securing an extra £1bn in funding for their constituents in Ulster.

The party have had less success at Stormont where talks between their representatives and politicians from Sinn Fein broke down. Power-sharing talks will continue into Monday despite a missed deadline, but expect the process to drag on.

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NASA Statement on National Space Council

NASA Statement on National Space Council

National Space Council Executive Order signing
President Donald Trump signs an Executive Order to reestablish the National Space Council, alongside members of Congress, NASA and commercial space companies in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Friday, June 30, 2017. Vice President Mike Pence, also in attendance, will chair the council. NASA astronauts David Wolf and Alvin Drew and retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin attended.
Credits: NASA

The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot about Friday’s Executive Order creating the National Space Council:

 

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