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2009-09-11 14:51:00

PANAMA CITY, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 4,500 personnel from 20 countries began a 12-day exercise here Friday to train in a joint, multinational effort to ensure the security of the Panama Canal. U.S. and Panamanian officials held a formal opening ceremony Friday for Fuerzas Aliadas (Allied Forces) PANAMAX 2009, co-sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and the Government of Panama, in Panama City, Panama. Representatives of the 20 participating nations joined Jose Raul Mulino,...

2009-07-28 18:42:00

SEATTLE, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line's flagship ms Amsterdam will usher in 2010 with a 128-day round-trip Los Angeles, Grand Holiday-and-World Voyage featuring 13 overnight calls -- the most ever offered by the line. Forty-five ports of call showcase some of the world's most remote and exotic regions including South America, Africa, India the Far East and scenic cruising in Antarctica. An optional 14-day holiday cruise, when combined with the 114-day Grand World Voyage,...

2009-07-08 12:35:00

PANAMA CITY, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of rigorous technical review, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) today determined the "best value" proposal for the new set of locks expansion contract. Consortium Grupo Unidos por el Canal composed of Sacyr Vallehermoso S.A., Impregilo S.p.A., Jan De Nul n.v. and Constructora Urbana, S.A. garnered the highest total points for its combined technical and price scores. Three world-renowned consortia competed to win the largest and most important...

2009-06-08 11:41:14

U.S. paleontologists have discovered a set of fossil teeth in the Panama Canal earthworks that belonged to a horse living 15 to 18 million years ago. Aldo Rincon, a paleontology intern at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, unearthed the set of fossil teeth that Bruce MacFadden, curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, described as being from Anchitherium clarencei, a three-toed browsing horse. Expanding the Panama Canal to make way for super-sized...

2009-06-01 15:49:48

A $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal is on time and on target for completion in five years, the head of the canal's supervisory authority says. We are very much on time and on target, Panama Canal Authority chief Alberto Aleman said concerning the project that will allow super-sized tankers to traverse the Central American isthmus between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. The projec is expected to be completed in 2014. When it is done, there will...

2009-05-21 09:00:00

Caterpillar CEO Jim Owens tells Senate Finance Committee the agreement will increase exports to Panama WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Owens testified on Thursday, May 21, before the United States Senate Finance Committee in support of passage of a Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) between the United States and Panama. "Time and time again, we have seen the benefits of expanding our opportunities for trade,"...

2009-02-20 12:23:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line offers an unprecedented number of Panama Canal sailings in 2009, offering 45 total cruises on nine different ships departing from five separate ports. Guests can experience daylight transits of the historic and fascinating Panama Canal and itineraries that feature diverse and intriguing ports of call on voyages. "We've increased our Panama Canal capacity significantly this year to make 2009 a very exciting season, especially with full...

2008-10-01 15:00:16

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As the Panama Canal Authority (Autoridad del Canal de Panama, or ACP) proceeds with its $5.25 billion, seven-year canal expansion project, solutions from ViewCast Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: VCST) will play an important role in historical documentation and public information. The ACP has chosen ViewCast's Niagara(R) 7224 video encoding system to enable Web streaming of a wide variety of live and on-demand programming related to the expansion...

2008-09-25 21:00:21

By Gary Bogue PANAMA CITY, Panama PANAMA CITY is an amazing city. Its skyline is certainly as spectacular as San Francisco's -- some might even say more so -- with its tall skyscrapers. And more modern buildings are under construction, even as we speak. (Donald Trump is building the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in the shape of a 68-story sail!) What makes this cosmopolitan city amazing is that it springs up out of a primitive rain forest. A green jungle is just a...

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2008-07-31 10:27:11

Contrary to previous evidence, a new University of Florida study shows the Isthmus of Panama was most likely formed by a Central American Peninsula colliding slowly with the South American continent through tectonic plate movement over millions of years. The study, co-authored by Florida Museum of Natural History researchers Michael Kirby, Douglas Jones and Bruce MacFadden, is published in the July 30 issue of PLoS ONE, the online journal of the Public Library of Science. The study uses...


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