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The wife of the Ukrainian sea captain held in Greek prison has joined Lumar SA in calling on Greek authorities to release him and the crew of the Maltese flagged container vessel, Mekong Spirit. The captain has spent six weeks in Athens prison, while his 16 crew have been detained aboard the vessel at Souda Bay Naval Base, Crete.

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29th June 2017

10 steps to cyber security


Would you leave the door to your house wide-open? If not, why leave the door to your brand and reputation at risk?

In 2017, the complacent attitudes to cyber security haven’t changed much.

The global cost of cyber-attacks is estimated at USD $400 billion per year with some studies suggesting this could rise to $2.1 trillion by 2019. 


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13th June 2017

Practice isn’t enough


Practice makes perfect! Ok, “perfect” might be unrealistic, but practice can certainly make “better”. Unfortunately, it’s not enough.

Practice will help you improve what you are doing, but it may not lead you to find the best way of doing it. What you’re doing might be working, but is there a better way? Coaches teach sprinters to run faster by training them on technique and posture, not just by making them practice a lot.

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The good, the bad and the medley: how things have changed from bulletins to Twitter-feeds. Or have they?

Through the night hours in a BBC newsroom, the gallery screens never sleep.

Asia markets resurrect Bloomberg tickers, a distant vacuum hums, there’s the purr of a printer and in New York, Shang Hai and London it’s 20 minutes before the next top-of-the-hour. An engineer is slumped across the sound desk – a polystyrene cup out of harm’s way; the vision mixer, cocooned in a fleece and director’s swivel chair, stirs in a shiver of aircon.

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