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Grounded Pilots Out Of Practice Spark Airline Safety Fears

Delta Air Lines jets parked

BLOOMBERG, NOVEMBER 30, 2020 Almost a third of world’s passenger jets remain in storage | Pilots aren’t getting enough opportunity to fly By Harry Suhartono and Anurag Kotoky for Bloomberg – On Sept. 15, an Indonesian flight carrying 307 passengers and 11 crew to the northern city of Medan momentarily veered off the runway after landing, sparking an investigation by the country’s transport …

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Check out the Ocean Photography Awards 2020 Winners

School of mobula rays

PortandTerminal.com, November 30, 2020 The Ocean Photography Awards™ are a celebration of our beautiful blue planet, as well as a platform to highlight the many plights it is facing. This year’s winner of the Ocean Photography Awards is Canadian photographer Nadia Aly who took the photo of the school of mobula rays you see above (give the image a click to …

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AMAZING MAPS: World population density plotted in 3D

Map showing global population density

PortandTerminal.com, November 30, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – This map neatly visualizes in 3D where Earth’s 7.8 billion people live. It was created by Alasdair Rae of Sheffield, England, a former professor of urban studies who is the founder of Automatic Knowledge. No land is shown on the map, only the locations where people actually live. The higher the spike, the more people …

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Martin Imbleau named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority

Businessman in suit. Portrait.

PortandTerminal.com, November 28, 2020 Imbleau replaces Sylvie Vachon who is retiring at the end of the year after a 30-year career at the Montreal Port Authority MONTREAL, Nov. 24, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) announced the appointment of Martin Imbleau to the position of President and CEO. In senior management positions for some fifteen years and having developed extensive experience …

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COVID: North Korea executed people, shut capital, banned fishing – AP

FILE - People review information explaining the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Phyongchon District People's Hospital in Pyongyang, North Korea, April, 1, 2020.

PortandTerminal.com, November 28, 2020 SEOUL – Associated Press (AP) is reporting that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down the capital, Pyongyang, as part of frantic efforts to guard against the coronavirus and its economic damage. South Korea’s spy agency released the findings to the South’s lawmakers …

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Swedes Lose Faith In Covid-19 Strategy With Virus Rampant

Swedish Royal Couple

BLOOMBERG, NOVEMBER 26, 2020 Sweden’s herd immunity strategy has failed, hospitals inundated By Rafaela Lindeberg and Niclas Rolander – Swedish confidence in the nation’s strategy to fight the coronavirus pandemic has slumped, with concerns over capacity in the health-care system now almost universal. A poll by DN/Ipsos published on Thursday showed that 82% of Swedes are either “somewhat” or “very worried” as to whether their …

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Buried under a Serbian cornfield, Roman military headquarters slowly sheds its secrets

Roman ruins. Industrial factory in background. Field.

REUTERS, NOVEMBER 26, 2020 KOSTOLAC, Serbia (Reuters) – Buried under a Serbian cornfield close to a coalmine, the well-preserved remains of a Roman legion’s headquarters are being excavated by archaeologists who say its rural location makes it unique. Covering an estimated 3,500 square meters, the headquarters – or principium – belonged to the VII Claudia Legion. Its location was deduced …

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Bezos Targeted by Shipping Groups to Save Stranded Seafarers

BLOOMBERG, NOVEMBER 26, 2020 Shipping associations write open letter to Amazon.com founder | Group says more than 400,000 seafarers are still stuck at sea By Aaron Clark for Bloomberg – Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos is being targeted by shipping groups to support some 400,000 seafarers stuck on merchant vessels because of port and border restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19. …

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