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ITU World Telecommunications And Information Society Day

  ITU World Telecommunications and Information Society Day - WTISD 2014, was celebrated on 16th May 2014 at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva to mark the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865 and the creation of the ITU. Broadband for Sustainable Development was the theme of the high level meeting that took place on the occasion and which was attended by the IMSO Director General.   The event opened with a video message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki-Moon, who highlighted that broadband networks provide smart

'Titanic' Shipyard Reinventing Itself

valuable contract to help build a wind farm substation in the North Sea. The company will build substation jackets and piles for energy company E.On to help make up the foundations of the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm, which is based a few miles off the east Yorkshire Coast, reports the Belfast Telegraph. The latest announcement marks a further move into the renewables sector for Harland and Woff who have been involved in the construction of both wind and tidal turbines, but which made its name as a ship builder, notably of the Titanic. It has built jackets for a number of offshore oil and

Shell's Fresh Arctic Oil Exploration Attempt

Shell to sign Russian Arctic deal with Gazprom Neft, Kremlin reveals. The companies are preparing to sign an agreement that will cover joint offshore drilling in the Russian Arctic as well as shale oil projects onshore in Western Siberia, reports The Telegraph. Gazprom Neft is the majority-owned, oil-focused arm of gas giant Gazprom, which is in turn majority-owned by the Russian state. The deal comes just weeks after Shell was forced to delay its high-profile exploration campaign in the Alaskan Arctic for another year after a series of setbacks blighted its campaign in 2012. Source: The Telegraph

(Photo: Ireland Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht)

Telegraph Recovered from Lusitania Wreckage

lives, marking a key moment in World War I history.   The latest artifact brought up from the Lusitania is a telegraph, the second to be retrieved from the ship’s wreckage in recent months (the other was recovered from the seafloor in October 2016).   A previous dive to recover the telegraph in July 2016 was unsuccessful due to equipment failure.   This time around, recreational divers, licensed by Irish Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD  with the consent of the wreck’s owner, reported that they had located the telegraph and

Security personnel line up outside Hotel Windsor, the auction site for Libra offshore oilfield will take place, in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: Reuters)

Brazil’s Libra Oilfield Auction Stirs Protest

be the site’s sole operator. The National Petroleum Agency estimates that the Libra field has recoverable oil reserves of 8-12 billion barrels, and the field is said to contain enough oil to nearly double Brazil’s reserves and bring more than $160 billion in investments over 35 years, the Telegraph said. Sources: Staff, Reuters, BBC, The Telegraph  

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