Monthly Archives: October 2021

IRAN REPELS PIRATE ATTACK ON TANKERS IN GULF OF ADEN

27 OCT 2021  Speaking on television, the Commander of Iran’s Army Navy Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said that the Iranian Navy had once again successfully defended Iranian tankers from an attack by pirates in the Gulf of Aden. The admiral said that escorting Iranian oil tankers and commercial vessels is …

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CHINA’S GRAND STRATEGY TO DISPLACE AMERICAN ORDER”

26 OCT 2021  Does China intend to displace the United States as the world’s leading superpower? Henry Kissinger has frequently argued that China approaches foreign relations from a long-term perspective, while Western countries are tactical, focusing on short-term gain. China is playing wei qi (better known as go), where the aim is to encircle your …

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FOUR REASONS BEHIND AMERICA’S SUPPLY-CHAIN SHORTFALLS

25 OCT 2021  Walk into any U.S. store these days and you’re likely to see empty shelves. Shortages of virtually every type of product – from toilet paper and sneakers to pickup trucks and chicken – are showing up across the country. Looking for a book, bicycle, baby crib or boat? You may have to wait weeks or …

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HORSE RIDING MORE DANGEROUS THAN SKIIS AND MOTORCYCLES, INJURY DATA REVEAL

24 OCT 2021 For many people in the United States, a horse is likely to be a partner in sport and leisure, rather than labor. Yet it’s a pleasure that comes at a potential price, one many riders need to take more seriously. A study on a decade’s worth of …

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PROTESTS OVER COVID REGULATIONS FOR WORKERS SPREAD TO ITALY’S PORTS

23 OCT 2021  Protests in Italy over the country’s new COVID-19 rules for workers spread on Friday to several of the country’s largest ports. While reports vary on the level of disruption, workers at three of the country’s major ports were reported either on strike or staging protests calling for …

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CHINA’S ECONOMIC BLUNDER OVER TAIWAN

22 OCT 2021  China and the U.S. are saber-rattling once again as the harassment of Taiwan by the mainland continues with hundreds of sorties of fighters, bombers, and submarines near the island’s air and sea space. President Xi Jinping has made clear that all options are on the table and …

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WHY DO WE WAKE UP AT 3AM AND DWELL ON OUR FEARS? A PSYCHOLOGIST EXPLAINS

21 OCT 2021 When I wake at 3am or so, I’m prone to picking on myself. And I know I’m not the only one who does this. A friend of mine calls 3am thoughts “barbed-wire thinking”, because you can get caught in it. The thoughts are often distressing and punitive. …

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HYDROGEN FUELS COULD ENABLE UP TO 80% CUT IN SHIP EMISSION BY 2050

20 OCT 2021  A rapid replacement of fossil fuels with renewable fuels based on green hydrogen along with advanced biofuels could enable to cut up to 80 percent of CO2 emissions by mid-century attributed to the international maritime sector. That is the assessment of a new report released by the …

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CHINESE SHIPYARD CLOSES DUE TO LACK OF PROFITABILITY

19 OCT 2021  One of China’s mid-sized shipbuilders, Tianjin Xingang Ship Heavy Industry, announced that it will stop all operations as of the end of October. The disbanding of the company comes despite the recent resurgence in shipbuilding orders and China’s overall leadership in the industry. The Shanghai International Maritime …

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ARMED GANG BOARDS BULKER IN APPARENT SEARCH FOR COCAINE

18 OCT 2021  When 20 new crewmembers signed on to the bulker Trudy at an anchorage off Normandy last week, they likely did not expect that they would be swept up in the aftermath of a drug bust – but on Monday morning, they had unwelcome visitors. The Trudy was intercepted and …

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