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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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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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MODULAR BREAKWATER HARNESSES WAVE POWER

A start-up in the Ukraine has developed the concept for modular breakwaters that harness wave power for electricity generation and desalination. The system is being readied for sea trials in September. Inventors Michael Lytovchenko and his son say that islands and coastal areas can face acute challenges implementing clean fuel …

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SEA POWER DETERMINES WORLD POWER

Since the time of the Greeks and the Persians clashing in the Mediterranean, sea power has determined world power. To an extent that is often underappreciated, it still does, says Admiral James Stavridis (USN Retd.), one of the U.S. Navy’s most decorated naval officers. Stavridis is the author of Sea Power: …

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POWERSHIP RAUF BEY

The Powership (actually the full name is MV Karadeniz Powership Rauf Bey) is a floating power plant, owned and operated by the Istanbul based Karadeniz Powership Company. Built 1982 in Brazil and christened MV Gulf Grain, she sailed as a bulk carrier under various names and flags until she was acquired …

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PHILIPPINE FORCES HUNT TERRORISTS AT SEA

As fighting between terrorists and government forces in Mindanao continues, the Philippine government has rolled out countermeasures to prevent the escape of members of the ISIS-inspired Maute group via maritime routes. Manila has announced two major maritime security initiatives to prevent ISIS-inspired militants from fleeing to neighboring islands near the Malaysian and Indonesian borders. Making its first …

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NORTH KOREAN SUBMARINE ACTIVITY “HIGHLY UNUSUAL”

North Korea’s submarine force has been unusually active after the “hermit kingdom’s” second ICBM test-launch, according to a U.S. defense source.  American officials told CNN that two older Romeo-class submarines were deployed off Japan for about a week each – further afield and longer at sea than normal – and an additional …

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