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Outspoken ice cream maker Ben and Jerry’s turns fire on UK boat migrant crisis

Migrants prepare to disembark at Dover harbour, in Dover, Britain August 12, 2020.

REUTERS, AUGUST 12, 2020 LONDON (Reuters) – The British government has become embroiled in an unlikely row with ice cream maker Ben and Jerry’s over its approach to migrants arriving by boat from France, after the brand criticised ministers’ increasingly bellicose rhetoric. More than 500 migrants have arrived on British beaches in recent days, with many fleeing poverty, persecution or …

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UK armed forces are asked to help deal with migrant boats crossing Channel

FILE PHOTO: Border Force crews of British Coastal Patrol vessels position their craft in Ramsgate harbour, Britain, January 4, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

REUTERS, AUGUST 8, 2020 LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s armed forces have been asked to help deal with boats carrying migrants across the Channel from France, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday after a spate of arrivals on the southern English coast. Taking advantage of a spell of hot weather and calm sea conditions, hundreds of people including children and pregnant …

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Are flyboards the future for port harbor pilots?

Flyboard inventory Franky Zapata demonstrating his invention

PortandTerminal.com, August 5, 2019 The risks that America’s 1,000 or so port harbor pilots take daily are at times remarkable and sometimes deadly. Has a French daredevil and inventor just given us a brief glimpse into the future and a better way? A French jet-ski champion successfully crossed the English Channel last week on his self-made “flyboard,” just 10 days …

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