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2011-08-19 08:10:00

Imagine being able to embrace the charm of the 18th century through the eyes of a sea-ridden pirate. I took a trip to capture the whimsical moments given by National Geographic's "Real Pirate: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship" exhibit in Denver, Colorado just days before its set to expire in the Rocky Mountain capital. The exhibit features a discovery made by Barry Clifford in 1984 of a slave ship turned pirate ship in 1717. From the moment you step into...

2011-07-29 12:56:00

TAMPA, Fla., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The NFL is getting back on track, but after the 132-day long lockout, are the players ready to hit the field? Coastal Orthopedics' Sports Medicine Specialist, Daniel S. Lamar, MD, a team physician for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will be conducting pre-participation physicals and evaluating the players abilities at the Buccaneer Training...

2011-07-26 15:30:00

NEW YORK, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltic Trading Limited (NYSE:BALT) ("Baltic Trading" or the "Company") today reported its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011. The following financial review discusses the results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2010. Second Quarter 2011 and Year-to-Date Highlights Declared a $0.10 per share dividend payable on or about August 12, 2011 to all shareholders of record as of August 5,...

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2011-07-14 13:49:07

Climate scientists are using the U.S. and Australian navies to deploy robotic measuring devices in the pirate-infested Indian Ocean. About a quarter of the Indian Ocean is off limits to climate scientists due to pirates making the waters too dangerous for research. "We have not been able to seed about one quarter of the Indian Ocean since the increase in the piracy and that has implications for understanding a region of influence in Australian and south Asian weather and climate," CSIRO...

2011-06-28 02:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT), today announced that an expert judging panel has selected AWT, with its innovative fleet management system GlobalView(TM), as the winner of the Systems category for the fifth annual Safety at Sea International Awards. AWT was also recognized as a finalist in the category of Security. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081016/AQTH030ALOGO) "Enhancing the safety of crew, vessels and their...

2011-06-06 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Toy, a German start-up dedicated to pirate theme games is now giving players of the hit iPhone game, Pirate Fleet for Friends a chance to win a weekend in Las Vegas, NV at the famed Treasure Island Resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Treasure Island, the privately owned 3,000 room resort on the Las Vegas Strip, features the famous "TI Pirate Show" as well as headline entertainment including; The Sirens of TI and the original Cirque du Soleil...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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