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Russian breaks round-the-world hot air balloon record: crew

This handout photo taken on July 12, 2016 and received on July 23, 2016 shows a hot-air balloon named “Morton”, flown by Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov, about to take to the skies for a round-the-world trip from Northam in Western Australia. Fedor Konyukhov, who had previously conquered both the north and south poles solo, is on the final leg back to Western Australia and is set to break the current record when he lands on July 23, 2016, his crew said.

Russian balloonist 'breaks Fossett's round-the-world record' - BBC News

A Russian balloonist has set a new record for flying non-stop around the world, his support crew have said.

Colombian Mines Acquires High Grade Nevada Gold Project

2016-07-19 marketwired
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - July 19, 2016) - Colombian Mines Corporation (TSX VENTURE: CMJ) (FRANKFURT: X6C) ("Colombian Mines" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the Company has entered into a Purchase Option Agreement (Agreement) with a private party (the "Seller" or "Owner") for the high grade Pamlico gold project in Mineral County, Nevada for $4 million USD, under terms described near the end of this news release.

Panama Canal Expansion: Overview With Segment-Specific Briefs

2016-07-08 seekingalpha
This expansion will impact trading routes, product trade flows, and vessel demand with regard to both segment and class.

7 Reflections On Brexit

2016-06-28 seekingalpha
A long-planned family vacation had me visiting in Great Britain last week during the Brexit vote. Here are some reflections on the event, in no particular order.

The First World War: a complete timeline

German troops captured most of Belgium, including the fortress of Liège, with the Belgians losing 30,000 men and the Germans just 2,000.

Analysis: Panama Canal expansion will first benefit US LPG exports

2016-06-27 ogj
The opening of a new, third set of locks on the Panama Canal will cut the distance between the US and Far East by more than one-third for vessels that can now transit the waterway but hadn’t been able to before. A voyage from the US Gulf Coast to the Far East around the Cape of Good Hope typically takes 45 days vs. the 25-30 taken by passage through the canal.

A man and his hobbies: If you want to be a better person, find something to do outside of work — Quartz

2016-06-19 qz
As a child, I watched birds. While other boys threw themselves into communal sports or sealed lifelong friendships at sleepovers, I spent my weekends alone on the quaggy, wind-barracked reaches of South Coast estuaries, or dragging my long-suffering family around the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Arundel. I pursued birdwatching with the bloody single-mindedness that only a child can muster, and my life, and the lives of those around me, were shaped by my obsession.

The first map of the depths | 1843

2016-06-08 1843magazine
More than a pretty picture, this hand-drawn map of the ocean floor changed a way of thinking

Arctic tern makes longest ever migration – equal to flying twice around the planet | Environment | The Guardian

2016-06-06 theguardian
Tiny bird flies 59,650 miles from its breeding grounds in Farne Islands in the UK to Antarctica and back again, clocking the longest ever migration recorded

Dorian LPG's (LPG) CEO John Hadjipateras on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

2016-05-31 seekingalpha
Greetings and welcome to the Dorian LPG Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. Additionally, a live audio webcast of today’s conference is available on Dorian LPG’s website, which is www.

Panama Canal Fever Sweeps Globe Again as New Era in Trade Nears - Bloomberg

2016-05-25 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Waitress refused tip by Oxford student who made her cry 'typical white tears' receives donations of over £4,000 | Africa | News | The Independent

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Oxford student refuses to tip white waitress until 'land is returned' in South Africa | Africa | News | The Independent

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Daniel Aaron, scholar who helped develop academic field of American studies, dies at 103 - The Washington Post

2016-05-02 washingtonpost
Daniel Aaron, a literary scholar and historian who helped develop the multidisciplinary academic field of American studies and who helped launch the publishing project of literary classics known as the Library of America, died April 30 at a hospital in Cambridge, Mass. He was 103.

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