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  • 21 August 2008

    Fifteen knots of breeze and building, today looks like going ahead on time. For UK supporters this is a huge day for British Star sailors Percy and Simpson who made it crystal clear yesterday that they want a medal. The trouble is, so do three other teams and with the points as they are, all […]

  • 19 August 2008

    ******UPDATE******** Paul Goodison lifted Great Britain’s medal tally to four this morning winning gold in a light weather race in which he finished second to last. While the picture may have looked confusing to those who haven’t followed the build up to the medal races, Goodison’s medal winning strategy didn’t require him to do anything […]

  • 18 August 2008

    The first of the medal race days could hardly have been worse for the sport. With the world’s eyes, ears and cameras trained on course ‘A’, the expectations were for two full-on match races, Ben Ainslie versus Zach Railey in the Finns and Ayton/Webb/Wilson in the Yngling versus their Dutch opponents Mulder/Bes/Witteveen. But as the […]

  • 2 August 2013

    Daisuke Yamashita, an employee of the Nuclear Energy Systems Headquarters of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has won the Silver Medal in the Construction Metal Work category at the 42nd WorldSkills Competition (WSC) held in Leipzig, Germany from July 2 through 7. In his fourth year working for MHI, the 21-year-old Mr. Yamashita is currently […]

  • 20 August 2008

    RSX WOMEN Bryony Shaw crossed the line in second place to take bronze medal in the RSX women’s medal race. China took gold and the Italian sailor Alessandra Sensini, who led throughout the race took silver. RSX MEN But for Nick Dempsey it was heartache. Finishing in 7th in a very short race with little […]

  • 11 July 2013

    Col. Christopher W. Sallese relinquished command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to Col. Richard P. Pannell during a change of command ceremony today at the USACE Galveston District’s Jadwin Building in Galveston, Texas. USACE Southwestern Division Commander Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Kula presided over the ceremony. “It is an honor to […]

  • 19 August 2008

    British Laser sailor Paul Goodison finished today 18 points ahead of his second placed Swedish rival Rasmus Myrgren and 20 points ahead of his third placed competitor, Gustavo Lima from Portugal. Goodison’s two solid performances, a 4th and a 6th, were sufficient to ensure that the man who came 4th in Athens was assured of […]

  • 16 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    Colonel Paul Owen assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, during a formal change of command ceremony on September 14, 2012. Colonel John R. Boulé, who commanded the district since July 2009, relinquished command during the event in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, […]

  • 18 August 2008

    The Danish 49er medal sticks. The Danes win gold in an Olympic story that will go down in history for more than just the medal that the team won. To break their mast just before the start, rush ashore, borrow a boat and make it to the start line with seconds to spare was impressive, […]

  • 26 July 2016

    The American Geophysical Union (AGU) awarded the Maurice Ewing Medal to MBARI marine chemist Peter Brewer. This medal is given annually to recognize “significant original contributions to the ocean sciences,” including “the advancement of oceanographic engineering, technology, and instrumentation, as well as outstanding service to the marine sciences,” MBARI explained. Over the past four decades, Brewer […]

  • 21 August 2008

    Listen to GBR Star crew Andrew Simpson explain the day that kept them in second overall on the eve of the Star medal race To win a gold is outstanding, but to be the first to win gold must surely be the ultimate. If the thousands that had gathered along Qingdao’s sea wall to wave […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Gunvor Ulstein, CEO of Ulstein Group, was awarded Tekna’s Gold Medal on 15 June. The Medal is given as an honour and encouragement to Norwegian managers or companies for outstanding efforts in creating new opportunities for Norwegian technologists, both in Norway and internationally. The Medal was last awarded in 2008. Gunvor Ulstein thanked by sharing […]

  • 20 August 2008

    For those who arrived halfway through the event, talk of the morning has been the surprise at seeing islands offshore and mountains inland. The heavy humid conditions that have shrouded the city and the horizon for the last few days were proceeded by monsoon rains so fierce you might as well have been trying to […]

  • 19 August 2008

    470 MEN – AUSSIE GOLD, BRITS’ SILVER, FRENCH BRONZE In another comeback that will go down in the history books, British 470 sailors Nick Rogers and Joe Glanfield clawed their way back from ninth at the first mark, to third at the finish of the double points scoring medal race. But it wasn’t their position […]

  • 17 June 2013

    Gunvor Ulstein, CEO of Ulstein Group, was awarded Tekna’s Gold Medal on 15 June. The Medal is given as an honour and encouragement to Norwegian managers or companies for outstanding efforts in creating new opportunities for Norwegian technologists, both in Norway and internationally. The Medal was last awarded in 2008. Gunvor Ulstein thanked by sharing […]

  • 2 June 2010

    New Zealand sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke won a silver medal in the 49er class at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in The Netherlands. The pair went into the final day of the World Cup event in third spot, but finished second in the final race which saw them move up to the silver medal […]

  • 7 July 2011

    James Gardner, research professor at the US Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center, has received the Shepard Medal for excellence in marine geology from the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM). He will be presented with the medal at the SEPM’s annual meeting in April 2012. Larry Mayer, director of CCOM and co-director of […]

  • 10 August 2012

    Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has appointed Charles “Skip” Bowen as Vice President Government Relations. Mr. Bowen joined Bollinger in April 2011 as Program Manager for the FRC “Sentinel” Class Patrol Boat building program at Bollinger’s Lockport facility, following a very successful 32 year career with the United States Coast Guard, culminating with the rank of Master […]

  • 12 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Professor Harry Bryden FRS was awarded the 2013 Fridtjof Nansen Medal by the European Geosciences Union during this year’s General Assembly in Austria. Based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, Professor Bryden is an Emeritus Professor in Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton. Professor Bryden was chosen to receive the honour for […]

  • 22 August 2008

    Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson have won gold in the Star class on the last day of the sailing Olympics in one of the most dramatic and nerve wracking races that any British supporters have witnessed. In taking Britain’s sailing medal count to 6, (four golds a silver and a bronze), Percy and Simpson’s result […]

  • 28 November 2012

    On November 20, 2012 Robert G. Allan P.Eng, Executive Chairman of Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, B.C. was presented with the Maritime Museum of British Columbia S.S. Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence, for “Major Contributions to British Columbia’s Marine Sector.” 2012 marks the first year that the Maritime Museum of British Columbia has […]

  • 24 May 2011
    Research & Development

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego Professor of Geochemistry Miriam Kastner, a pioneer in the study of the chemistry of marine sediments, received the Francis Shepard Medal from the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM). Kastner’s research has taken her around the world to study sub-seafloor deposits, how sediments form and the process called diagenesis […]