So much for yesterday’s excitement. Less than 24 hours ago, we was in love with the report that Penelope Cruz was to topline Melancholia, a sci-fi distaster film from Denmark’s resident controversy-magnet Lars Von Trier. Now, unfortunately, comes word that Ms. Cruz is looking like a no go for that one and is instead negotiating to join Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth entry into the franchise least likely to enthrall yours truly anymore. Sigh
The high performance sailing yacht Nautor Swan 90 is a racing yacht through and through – with added comforts – the Swan 90 is also remarkably comfortable for cruising. The Swan 90 is available in flush deck and Semi-raised Salon versions.
And what a pedigree: with the venerable Argentinean yacht designer German Frers and his son German Frers, Jr designing the Finnish-built yachts, including the 90.
The Swan 90 is the latest in a long line of high quality racing yachts designed by German Frers.
Frers has combined an elegant and sophisticated sailing yacht with Nautor’s Swan 90. She offers inimitable style with his unrivalled experience of building high tech racing yachts.
found on liveyachting.com
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of seven uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction in both domestic and international waters) and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its mission set. It operates under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to theDepartment of the Navy by the President or Congress during time of war.
Founded by Alexander Hamilton as the Revenue Cutter Service on 4 August 1790, it lays claim to being the United States’ oldest continuous seagoing service. As of August 2009, the Coast Guard had approximately 42,000 men and women on active duty, 7,500 reservists, 29,000 auxiliarists, and 7,700 full-time civilian employees.
The Coast Guard’s legal authority differs from the other four armed services and it operates simultaneously under Title 10 of theUnited States Code and its other organic authorities, e.g., Titles 6, 14, 19, 33, 46, etc. Because of its legal authority, the Coast Guard can conduct military operations under the Department of Defense or directly for the President in accordance with Title 14 USC 1-3.
The Coast Guard motto is “Semper Paratus“, Latin for “Always Ready” or “Always Prepared”
It was as if someone had poured tons of coffee and milk into the ocean, then switched on a giant blender.
Suddenly the shoreline north of Sydney were transformed into the Cappuccino Coast.
Foam swallowed an entire beach and half the nearby buildings, including the local lifeguards’ centre, in a freak display of nature at Yamba in New South Wales. One minute a group of teenage surfers were waiting to catch a wave, the next they were swallowed up in a giant bubble bath. The foam was so light that they could puff it out of their hands and watch it float away. Read more.