Health & Fitness

GUARDIANS AT THE GATE

15 dec 2019 Class societies provide a vital service by ensuring vessel safety from the design phase through construction and throughout the ship’s lifespan. Thanks to the technical expertise they’ve gathered by performing this function, they’re well-positioned to help shipowners adapt to technological and regulatory change. As trusted third parties, …

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PURE CHAOS OF MAGNETIC FIELDS MAY EXPLAIN THE INTENSE SHINE OF BLACK HOLES

12 DEC 2019 There’s some irony in the fact that the darkest objects in the sky – black holes – can be responsible for some of the Universe’s brightest light. Simulations of the magnetic fields surrounding black holes and neutron stars have now provided new insights into their astonishing brilliance. Astrophysicists from Columbia …

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CONTAINER SHIP DESTROYS STS CRANE AT PORT OF ANTWERP

11 DEC 2019 On Monday afternoon, the container ship APL Mexico City struck the gantry of an STS container crane at the port of Antwerp, causing the crane to collapse. The APL Mexico City broke loose from her moorings at the Deurganck dock in the port of Antwerp on Monday at about 1400 hours.  …

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COP25: INVESTORS URGE GOVERNMENTS TO STEP UP CLIMATE AMBITION

631 institutional investors managing more than $37 trillion in assets urged governments to step up efforts to tackle the global climate crisis in a statement issued on Monday at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP25). The Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change, developed by the seven founding partners …

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TOXIC WHITE FOAM WASHES UP ON INDIAN BEACH, AND PEOPLE DON’T KNOW TO STAY AWAY

10 DEC 2019 A menacing white foam covered one of India’s most famous beaches in Chennai for the fourth straight day on Monday, creating a new pollution hazard for the country. Children have been playing and taking selfies in the clouds of white suds on Marina Beach, even though they …

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BABIES ARE PREDICTED TO BE BORN EARLIER IN THE EXTREME HEAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE

09 DEC 2019 When it comes to pregnancy and babies, the closer to full-term the better. Compared to full-term pregnancies, we know that near-term babies have a higher risk of medical problems soon after birth, and lower cognitive outcomes later in childhood. So, with that in mind, we have some bad news. Researchers …

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CARRIERS MUST TRAIN CREWS FOR IMO 2020 OR RISK CRIMINALITY, WARNS SEAFARER UNION

08 DEC 2019 Seafarer representatives are increasingly worried that the forthcoming IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulations could result in a spate of criminal convictions. Seafarer union Nautilus International said a recent case involving a P&O Cruises vessel in the North Europe special emission control area (SEVA), which extends from the Channel …

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SPACEX GETS ITS OWN AIS AIDS TO NAVIGATION MARKERS

07 DEC 2019 Satellite launch contractor SpaceX will soon be using its own private AIS aids to navigation (ATON) to mark the temporary exclusion areas it uses during rocket launches at Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is the first official Coast Guard approval for a “dynamic” restricted area. SpaceX’s operations at …

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