DISNEY CREWMEMBER ACCUSED OF EMBEZZLING $275,000

A crewmember of the cruise ship Disney Wonder stands accused of one count of wire fraud after he admitted to embezzling $275,000 through the ship’s VeriFone point of sale system. 32-year-old Brazilian national Renan Dias Da Rocha Gomes, an employee of the Wonder’s merchandise store, has confessed to fraudulently diverting money from Disney for …

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TWISTED LIGHT’ COULD CREATE ULTRA-FAST WIRELESS AND MAKE FIBRE OPTICS OBSOLETE

31 OCT 2017 A new method of using photons to carry information might provide a new wireless solution for communication. A collaborative team of researchers developed a way to ‘twist’ photons to improve on open-area quantum information transfer. Using particles of light, i.e. photons, to transmit information isn’t exactly new. Photons have …

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VIRGIN’S VOYAGE BEGINS

The keel was laid for the first of three ships for Virgin Cruises at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Genoa, Italy on Wednesday. “This is a very big day for Virgin Voyages, as an exciting new holiday option for travelers starts to get ship shape. She will be the most recognizable ship …

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SHIPPING GROUPS HIT BACK AT CLAIMS THEY DON’T SUPPORT EMISSIONS REDUCTION

Shipping lobby groups have fought back against claims they are obstructing efforts to fight climate change. The World Shipping Council (WSC) has rejected a report by InfluenceMap that claimed it, Bimco and the International Chamber of Shipping had “aggressively” lobbied against climate regulations. The WSC said the Corporate Capture of the International …

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