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PRINCESS, P&O AND CUNARD TO OFFER SAME-SEX WEDDINGS

Three Carnival Corp. cruise lines – Princess Cruises, P&O and Cunard – have announced that they will begin offering ceremonies at sea for same-sex marriages.  The decision follows a landmark Bermuda court decision allowing same-sex marriages on the island nation. Most of the three lines’ vessels are Bermuda-flagged, and same-sex couples will …

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DRUNK SHIP CAPTAIN ARRESTED IN NEW ZEALAND

The 200-meter MV Shansi is flagged in Singapore. A New Zealand court has sentenced a British ship captain to pay a $3,000 fine after authorities found him to be more than five-times the legal alcohol limit  when his ship arrived at Northport, NZ on Friday. Anthony Michael Baker, the captain …

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ONE STEP CLOSER TO CURING TYPE 1 DIABETES WITH THIS FIRST-EVER STEM CELL IMPLANT

8 AUG 2017 Clinical trials have begun for ViaCyte’s PEC-Direct, an implant  that grows insulin-producing cells from stem cells to treat type 1 diabetes patients. If successful, the implant could eliminate the need for these patients to inject themselves with insulin. The World Health Organisation reports that more than 422 million …

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