MS Estonia, previously Viking Sally (1980–1990), Silja Star (−1991), and Wasa King (−1993), was a cruise ferry built in 1979/80 at the German shipyard Meyer Werft in Papenburg. The ship sank in 1994 in the Baltic Sea in one of the worst maritime disasters of the 20th century. It is the deadliest European shipwreck disaster to have occurred in peacetime, costing 852 lives.
The ship was originally ordered from Meyer Werft by a Norwegian shipping company led by Parley Augustsen with intended traffic between Norway and Germany. At the last moment, the company withdrew their order and the contract went to Rederi Ab Sally, one of the partners in the Viking Line consortium (SF Line, another partner in Viking Line, had also been interested in the ship).
Originally the ship was conceived as a sister ship to Diana II, built in 1979 by the same shipyard for Rederi AB Slite, the third partner in Viking Line. However, when Sally took over the construction contract, the ship was lengthened from the original length of approximately 137 metres (449ft) to approximately 155 metres (509ft) and the superstructure of the ship was largely redesigned.
It is the first of three albums in three consecutive years that Marillion released on a contract with Castle Communications, after being dropped by EMI Records following the relative lack of commercial success of Afraid of Sunlight in 1995; peaking at No. 16, Afraid of Sunlight had been the band's first studio album not to reach the top ten of the UK Albums Chart. Without the promotional efforts of a major label, This Strange Engine continued Marillion's decline in mainstream success; it reached No. 27 on the UK Albums Chart and stayed there for two weeks. The album sold significantly better in the Netherlands, home of one of the band's most loyal audiences, reaching #10.
Most of the tracks are soft rock styled but relatively lengthy compositions.
The first single released from the album was "Man of a Thousand Faces". A music video was also released of this track. The second single from the album was "Eighty Days". Neither single received any mainstream radio airplay. For the first time, no singles from a Marillion album entered the UK Singles Chart.
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New figures show where the tens of thousands of returning Kiwis and temporary visa holders are coming home from, and they’re arriving from near and far ... Six citizens with temporary and non-permanent resident visas came from Brunei, Estonia, Guyana, Botswana, Zambia, and Uganda.
New figures show where the tens of thousands of returning New Zealand permanent and temporary visa holders are coming home from, and they’re arriving from near and far ... Six citizens with temporary and non-permanent resident visas came from Brunei, Estonia, Guyana, Botswana, Zambia, and Uganda.
A new fight over the status of the Bitcoin whitepaper is beginning to draw attention from several industry stakeholders and even beyond ...Miami Declares for Crypto ... Yesterday, The Block also reported that Estonia’s e-Residency program, a visa application initiative for tech entrepreneurs in the European country, had also published the whitepaper ... ....
Estonia today published the Bitcoin white paper on a government website—in defiance of Bitcoin’s self-proclaimed “inventor” Craig Wright. The white paper is now hosted on Estonia’s e-Residency website; e-Residency is akin to a government visa ... .
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If you are having to work remotely, moving your office to somewhere sunny sounds like a no-brainer, particularly with dozens of countries adapting their visa policies to try and attract more digital nomads ...In Europe, Georgia, Germany, Croatia and Estonia are all currently, or about to, make longer-term stays easier for freelance or remote workers.
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Such a scheme comes on the back of similar ones offered by countries such as Barbados and Estonia that advertise 'digital nomad visas' to attract start-ups and entrepreneurs who want to select the most suitable and appealing location for their work.