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The Complete Album Collection ~ Bob Dylan
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From the beginning I have to declare an interest. I am 10 years younger than Bob Dylan and my teenage years were spent in 1960s England. Unless you grew up in that era it is difficult to imagine the impact on a teenager of Bob Dylan. Years of listening to GI Blues, Oklahoma and South Pacific on the radiogram and the Billy Cotton Band Show and the awful Sing Something Simple on the radio were enough to drive a sane teeen to suicide on a Sunday afternoon watching ‘All Our Yesterdays.’

In this drab world Dylan was a glimpse of something else, youth that had something to say, a style of singing, embedded in the past maybe, but fresh and reflecting our feelings and concerns. For a… Read more
Maritime Safety: The Human Factors by Sean M. Trafford
The subject of safety at sea has become one of the consuming issues in the shipping industry over the last few years. Although the original Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) came into being in the early 1970s, it was the grounding of the Exxon Valdez that gave immediacy and impetus to the subject. The resulting STCW95, which updated the original and introduced the concepts of Port Sate and Flag State Inspections for ships, followed by the International Safety Management Code (ISM) caused all ship operators to review and examine closely their safety standards and practices. It also resulted in much argument and discussion about the impact of manning and culture on a… Read more