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2014-06-24 23:10:30

Online cruise booking website, Cruise Voyant, will soon feature new Panama Canal cruise itineraries for larger ships including the Celebrity Solstice and Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Cruise Voyant, an online cruise booking website, will be featuring new itineraries for Panama Canal cruises. The Panama Canal has been undergoing an expansion that will cost $5.25 billion and is slated for completion between 2015-2017. This expansion will allow for bigger...

Panama Protects World Trade And Saves Whales
2014-05-28 03:44:07

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Smithsonian research informs marine conservation The Republic of Panama's proposal to implement four Traffic Separation Schemes for commercial vessels entering and exiting the Panama Canal and ports was approved unanimously by the International Maritime Organization in London, May 23. Based on studies by Smithsonian marine ecologist Hector Guzman, the new shipping lanes are positioned to minimize overlap between shipping routes and humpback whale...

2014-04-08 08:21:11

PIRAEUS, Greece, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NewLead Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: NEWL) ("NewLead" or the "Company") announced today that it has previously signed a term sheet with a leading financial institution to provide 75% debt financing for two second-hand Panamax vessels for a total of $35 million. The two vessels are expected to be delivered to NewLead's fleet within the next three months, subject to the receipt of the necessary financing for the balance of the purchase price....

2014-03-05 23:21:26

Library opens Panama Canal exhibition April 8; announces year-long centennial programs and lecture series, including Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough. A working scale model of a canal lock—created in partnership with graduate students at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering—will be displayed on the Library’s front lawn Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The Linda Hall Library— the world's foremost independent research library devoted to...

2014-01-29 08:22:21

Sizable video wall enables high visibility of ships crossing busy channel NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All seafaring vessels crossing the Panama Canal are under the watchful eye of maritime traffic controllers who will soon be using equipment installed and implemented by Diebold (NYSE: DBD). Working with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), Diebold designed a 20-screen, high-resolution video wall for the canal's Marine Traffic Control Center. Diebold's solution...

New Evidence Sponge Effect Tropical Forests
2013-12-18 15:31:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research on tropical forests is adding more evidence to a controversial phenomenon known as the 'sponge effect.' Teachers working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama found tropical forests soak up water during storms and release stored water during droughts, which is known as the sponge effect. This phenomenon is at the center of a debate about how to minimize flood damage and maximize water availability in the...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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