• How a British company keeps Austrian train passenger online

    How a British company keeps Austrian train passenger online0

    A train swoops at high speed through the Austrian Alps. Despite the stunning scenery, the passengers are – this being the twenty-first century – more interested in what’s happening on their screens as they work, browse the internet and use social media… also at high speed, thanks to a British company.
    © ÖBB/Philipp HorakNomad Digital is the world’s leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions and trackside networks. Founded in 2002 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, they are dedicated to delivering connectivity on trains, offering benefits to operators and passengers. In Austria, they are responsible for the onboard WiFi service of the ÖBB (National Federal Railway).
    © ÖBB/Harald EisenbergerNomad won the contract in..

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  • How a British company keeps Austrian train passenger online0

    Skip to content Leigh Turner
    Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna
    28th August 2020 Vienna, Austria
    How a British company keeps Austrian train passenger online © ÖBB/Philipp HorakA train swoops at high speed through the Austrian Alps. Despite the stunning scenery, the passengers are – this being the twenty-first century – more interested in what’s happening on their screens as they work, browse the internet and use social media… also at high speed, thanks to a British company.
    © ÖBB/Philipp HorakNomad Digital is the world’s leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions and trackside networks. Founded in 2002 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, they are dedicated to delivering connectivity on trains, offering benefits to operators and passengers. In Austria, they are responsible for the onboard WiFi service of the ÖBB (National Federal Railway).
    © ÖBB/Harald EisenbergerNomad won the contract in..

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  • Disarmament blog: a new initiative on outer space security0

    Skip to content Aidan Liddle
    UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament
    Part of Conference on Disarmament
    27th August 2020 Geneva, Switzerland
    Disarmament blog: a new initiative on outer space security When we think about security in outer space, it’s tempting to fall back on tropes from science fiction or the movies – dramatic battles between space-suited soldiers in Moonraker, or powerful weapons threatening planets in Star Wars. In reality, there are threats to security and stability on Earth involving outer space, but they don’t include Death Stars.
    The vast potential of space has been widely recognised since the dawn of the space age. Already in 1959 the UN set up a Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), in Vienna, which agreed a series of important conventions in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and last year adopted 21 guidelines for the long-term sustainability of outer space activities. The potential military uses of space feat..

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  • Disarmament blog: a new initiative on outer space security0

    Skip to content Aidan Liddle
    UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament
    Part of Conference on Disarmament
    27th August 2020 Geneva, Switzerland
    Disarmament blog: a new initiative on outer space security When we think about security in outer space, it’s tempting to fall back on tropes from science fiction or the movies – dramatic battles between space-suited soldiers in Moonraker, or powerful weapons threatening planets in Star Wars. In reality, there are threats to security and stability on Earth involving outer space, but they don’t include Death Stars.
    The vast potential of space has been widely recognised since the dawn of the space age. Already in 1959 the UN set up a Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), in Vienna, which agreed a series of important conventions in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and last year adopted 21 guidelines for the long-term sustainability of outer space activities. The potential military uses of space feat..

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  • Disarmament blog: a new initiative on outer space security0

    Skip to content Aidan Liddle
    UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament
    Part of Conference on Disarmament
    27th August 2020 Geneva, Switzerland
    Disarmament blog: a new initiative on outer space security When we think about security in outer space, it’s tempting to fall back on tropes from science fiction or the movies – dramatic battles between space-suited soldiers in Moonraker, or powerful weapons threatening planets in Star Wars. In reality, there are threats to security and stability on Earth involving outer space, but they don’t include Death Stars.
    The vast potential of space has been widely recognised since the dawn of the space age. Already in 1959 the UN set up a Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), in Vienna, which agreed a series of important conventions in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and last year adopted 21 guidelines for the long-term sustainability of outer space activities. The potential military uses of space feat..

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  • Instagram Basics for Politics and Government

    Instagram Basics for Politics and Government0

    Facebook has issued a comprehensive guide on best practices for using Instagram to promote shared experiences and strengthen relationships. The guide positions images as a “new form of language” and explains how Instagram can help elected officials, political candidates and governments use this language to connect digitally with audiences.

    With 500 million people using Instagram each day, the guide demonstrates how compelling content is key to carrying messages to all corners of the globe. It emphasizes that by utilizing the platform's range of tools, including audiovisual material, engaging hashtags, stories, live video and more, users can tell a story that resonates with others on a personal level. Prominent global leaders such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, the guide notes, are successfully using Instagram to forge meaningful connections.

    “Elected officials, governments,..

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