Archive for the ‘Anniversaries’ Category

Ince & Co Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Piraeus

Ince & Co Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Piraeus
June 6, 2013 – International law firm Ince & Co is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of its Piraeus office. Ince opened its Piraeus office in 1993. It was the firm’s third office outside the UK, in an international network now spanning 11 offices. The Piraeus office has firmly...
June 7th, 2013 | Anniversaries | Read More

When Margaret Thatcher received a standing ovation, before she had even begun speaking

When Margaret Thatcher received a standing ovation, before she had even begun speaking
When Margaret Thatcher received a standing ovation, before she had even begun speaking,  By Julian Thompson Major General Julian Thompson While attending Lady Thatcher’s funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral, my thoughts turned to the lunch at Guildhall in 1982 after the Falklands Victory Parade...
June 3rd, 2013 | Anniversaries, Comment, Maritime History and Museums, Military | Read More

From Pitt to Cameron: a political connection

From Pitt to Cameron: a political connection
From Pitt to Cameron: a political connection (source: Lloyd’s of London)  Following the attendance of ex PM Sir John Major at our US City Dinner, we uncover the market’s links with PMs past and present. Pitt, Gladstone, Churchill, Cameron, Major and even Lady Thatcher have all played a part...
May 16th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Politics and Government | Read More

40 years of Bahamian independence

40 years of Bahamian independence
Bahamas High Commissioner to the UK Eldred Bethel with his wife Dawne andreception guests Friends of the Bahamas celebrates in style: 40 years of Bahamian independence, and arrival of new High Commissioner to the UK By James Brewer It is a small nation, with a population of 350, 000 spread across 700...
May 5th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Events | Read More

An open book. London artist Mali turns up the volume with a new chapter in his Book series

An open book. London artist Mali turns up the volume with a new chapter in his Book series
A good read. Part of Mali’s series of women with books. An open book. London artist Mali turns up the volume with a new chapter in his Book series, By James Brewer For the London-based conceptual artist Mali, the book is the thing, the great symbol of communication in an incoherent world. It remains...
April 27th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Books, Clubs, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Art | Read More

Jamaica joins India to celebrate 50th National Maritime Day

Rear Admiral (ret’d) Peter Brady, Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica and former chairman of the International Maritime Organisation’s Standards of Training & Watchkeeping  sub-committee, was guest of honour at the 50th anniversary National Maritime celebrations in Mumbai,...
April 16th, 2013 | Anniversaries | Read More

The mobile phone turns 40

Wed 03 Apr 2013 – The can’t live without gadget turns 40 this month – celebrate by reading the latest news from Lloyd’s on your mobile device 40 years ago today, in New York on 3 April 1973, Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, made the first mobile phone call to a competitor at...
April 3rd, 2013 | Anniversaries, IT and Communications | Read More

Balcan Emergency Life Line Celebrates 40th Birthday

Throwing Bell yellow A life saving device, which has helped to rescue hundreds of yachtsmen, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The Balcan Emergency Life Line (BELL) was launched in September 1973 and has since that day remained the fastest, easiest to deploy and most accurate life saving device on...
April 2nd, 2013 | Anniversaries, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Message from President on MOL Founding Anniversary

Message from President on MOL Founding Anniversary
Koichi Muto On  the occasion of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) 129th anniversary, we are  pleased to bring you a message from our President, Koichi  Muto. “Signaling a Strong Recovery by Ensuring a Return to  Profitability” Today, I am pleased to join all of my MOL Group colleagues in  celebrating...
April 2nd, 2013 | Anniversaries, Events, Liner Shipping and Trade, News | Read More

Europe must make or break; enough is enough!

Europe must make or break; enough is enough!
Europe must make or break; enough is enough!   John N. Faraclas The following are the main points – in brief – from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV last Friday the 22nd  of March 2013:   1)Faraclas begun with the coming event of  Greece’s Independence...
March 27th, 2013 | Anniversaries, European Union, Flags, Markets, Military, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Centers | Read More

IMarEST 110TH Annual Dinner a resounding success

IMarEST 110TH Annual Dinner a resounding success
Andreas Chrysostomou Around 400 guests from over 15 countries attended the 110th Annual Dinner of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) on Friday 22 March in the Great Hall of London’s historic Guildhall. The dinner marked the first public duty of the 111th President...
March 25th, 2013 | Anniversaries, Events, IMarEST, People and Places | Read More

Women of the World: we can see the horizon, let’s conquer it together!

Women of the World: we can see the horizon, let’s conquer it together!
Women to admire: The statue of Laskarina Bouboulina in the island of Spetses, Greece  This Women’s International Day comes at a very turbulent and interesting times in the world’s history with everything happening at the same time: Tsunamis, disasters, financial catastrophes, scandals, wars, shipping...
March 8th, 2013 | Anniversaries, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More