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‘Technical incident’ puts Europe’s GPS system fully offline for days

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A major technical error has caused Europe’s satellite navigation system to be fully offline since Friday, with most satellites powering the Galileo system broken, the EU’s space agency has said. Europe’s Galileo system was built to replace the US’ GPS system but, since the outage, users are automatically being switched back to the US positioning Read More

PetroLogistics ll Announces 500 KTA Gulf Coast PDH Project Using Dow FCDh Technology

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HOUSTON, July 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PetroLogistics ll LLC (the Company), a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners, announced today that it has licensed Dow’s proprietary fluidized catalytic dehydrogenation (FCDh) technology and plans to construct a 500 KTA propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility on the US Gulf Coast. The advanced FCDh technology uses a novel Read More

Expro awarded subsea contract by Pacific Santa Ana, offshore Mauritania

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7/15/2019 ABERDEEN — International oilfield services company Expro has been awarded a contract by Pacific Drilling LLC’s subsidiary, Pacific Santa Ana, Ltd., for the provision of an Intervention Riser System (IRS) for Petronas’ Chinguetti Field Phase II plug and abandonment (P&A) contract, offshore Mauritania. Expro’s IRS. The contract, valued at $20 million, will see Expro Read More

Sea section of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline is 60% complete

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Russia has finished laying nearly two thirds of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, the deputy chairman of Gazprom’s management committee has announced. “The completion of the sea part is around 60 percent,” Oleg Aksyutin told the Rossiya 24 channel. The undersea pipeline, Read More

‘We don’t know how well antidepressants work’: Danish study blows lid off flawed medical research

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Researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre have expressed alarm at research into the effectiveness of antidepressant medication, citing such degrees of widespread bias and systematic distortion that we can’t be certain they work. “We are not saying (anti-depression medication) doesn’t work. But the studies that have been done are often of poor quality and it’s Read More

Hope Stalin doesn’t hear it! Last German emperor’s heirs demand Potsdam Conference palace for living

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In a bizarre property dispute, the heirs of the last German emperor are said to have claimed ownership over the palace where Stalin, Truman, and Churchill once decided the fate of the world back in 1945. Georg Friedrich, the great-great grandson of the last German Kaiser, Wilhelm II, still carries the title of prince of Read More

Half of Germans see Islam as threat – study

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Around 50 percent of Germans are wary of Islam, a new study by a local NGO found. The pollsters blame the media for this state of affairs, adding that tolerance of other major religions in the country is much higher. In a study on religious diversity conducted by the German Bertelsmann Foundation, one-third of the Read More

World should cut ties with Israel to deter its new settlements – UN human rights rapporteur

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Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) has long been dismissed by the US and Israel as a fringe “hate movement,” but now, a similar set of tactics has been endorsed by a United Nations’ (UN) expert on human rights. Al Jazeera reported on Thursday that Michael Lynk, who serves as the UN’s special rapporteur on human Read More

Russia, China, Iran & Venezuela developing crypto to challenge US financial control – study

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A new report by the American Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) says the US’ geopolitical adversaries are deploying blockchain technology to help avoid sanctions and counter US financial power. According to the FDD, with the increase of adoption of cryptocurrencies around the world, efforts are underway to build new systems for transferring value that Read More