Today is the 102nd anniversary of Titanic’s maiden voyage tragedy
On 14 April 1912 at 11.40pm the Titanic collided with an iceberg. The impact caused underwater damaged to the ships first six compartments, the first five flooding out of control.
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The Lanes in Brighton are awash with vintage gear, antiques and jewellery, all brought together around a historic network of narrow city streets. Whether you’re shopping or just exploring, the area is full of character and plenty of independent cafes to unwind in.
HMS Illustrious, the Royal Navy’s high-readiness helicopter and commando carrier, has been taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior this week, operating off the coast of the UK. The picture shows Royal Marines from 40 Commando moving from the ship’s cavernous hangar up to the flight deck to be projected ashore via Sea King helicopters from 845 Naval Air Squadron and RAF Chinooks.
The exercise, which began on 25 March, engages more than 35 warships, 25 different types of aircraft, and personnel from the various participating nations, which include the UK, USA, Turkey, Germany, Belgium, France, Holland and Denmark.
Photo by Leading Airman Will Haigh, Crown copyright
The UK government is gravely concerned about the situation in Crimea and in the east of Ukraine, where armed groups seized government buildings in Donetsk, Kharkiv and Lugansk. There can be no justification for this action, which bears all the hallmarks of a Russian strategy to destabilise Ukraine. Russia should be clear that a deliberate and further escalation of the crisis will bring serious political and economic consequences. I commend the Ukrainian Government for their clear and determined response so far.
The European Council has asked the Commission to draw up far reaching sanctions in the event of further escalation by Russia. It is alarming that President Putin has already sought authority to send armed forces into any part of Ukraine. Russia should be clear that the UK will consider any armed Russian presence in eastern Ukraine as a further and deliberate escalation.
We will be assessing events in eastern Ukraine carefully over the coming days. The strength and unity of the EU is vital for upholding a rules-based international system, and the Prime Minister and I have stressed to European partners the need to accelerate measures that will reduce European dependence on Russian gas. We are also convening an urgent meeting of G7 energy Ministers to discuss energy security ahead of the G7 Summit in June.
Foreign Secretary William Hague speaking after answering questions on Ukraine in the House of Commons.
Sally Mouakkad, Science and Innovation Officer at the British Consulate General in Los Angeles chats with Dame Wendy Hall.
Dame Wendy helped pioneer research in multimedia and hypermedia. Her team at the University of Southampton in the UK invented the Microcosm hypermedia system, which predates the World Wide Web. Dame Wendy’s research has supported the development of the Semantic Web, and led to the study of Web Science. In 2006, she became a founding co-Director of the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI) along with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and co-winner of the 2013 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.