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Oakland author, vet talks about researching Vietnamese side of war Daily Republic

FAIRFIELD When author and Navy Vietnam veteran Kevin Levin asked the five North Vietnamese army veterans facing him across the room how they felt about winning the Vietnam War, the reply was simple.“They looked at me and said nobody wins a war,” Levin said.When the meeting started, Levin was not sure how the stern-looking…

Bigger Ships or Coral Reefs?

Outside Miami's Biscayne Bay, coral reefs that were once a vivid rainbow have been turned a barren gray, choked in sediment, by a dredging operation run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.The Port of Miami is dredging its shipping channel in the hope of luring the mammoth cargo ships that will sail through the widened Panama Canal when that work is finished in 2016.

Keppel Corp's offer for Keppel Land "not fair but reasonable": KPMG

SINGAPORE: Keppel Corp's offer to buy over the remaining shares of Keppel Land for up to S$3.2 billion has been described as "not fair but reasonable" by independent financial adviser KPMG Corporate Finance.KPMG Corporate Finance, which is advising Keppel Land's independent directors, said that while Keppel Corp's base…

Judges reassignment to Guantánamo at issue in war court hearing

The alleged mastermind of al-Qaidas bombing of the USS Cole on Oct. 12, 2000 was expected back at Camp Justice Monday afternoon to challenge the latest tweak of the war court that George W. Bush built and Barack Obama reformed:A sudden order last month by a senior Pentagon official to war court judges to move down to this remote base and not leave until their trials…

Full Steam Ahead For Teekay Tankers Ltd. - Teekay Tankers Ltd (NYSE:TNK)

SummaryTeekay's Q4 and 2014 full year results delivered upbeat news and struck an optimistic tone regarding the future. Teekay, along with several other companies, sees 2015 fundamentals strengthening for a variety of reasons. Supply and demand for the tanker market appears well positioned for the short and medium term. On February 19th Teekay Tankers Ltd.

Mix Small Cap Stocks in Focus – Intrepid Potash (IPI), Scorpio Bulkers (SALT), XenoPort (XNPT), Denn

Miami, Florida Feb 23, 2015 – (Tech Sonian) Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI) declared that its management will be presenting at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Global Agriculture Conference on February 26 at 9:15 a.m. Eastern Time. The live and archived audio webcast of Intrepid`s presentation will be accessible on the…

World briefs: Iran talks to continue today

GENEVA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, met for two hours Sunday in this Swiss city in another round of nuclear talks to try to narrow gaps as they pressed against a March 31 deadline to reach a political agreement.The meeting included for the first time U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Iran’s nuclear chief…

For one MH370 family, 350 days of silent frustration | Malaysia

(From left) Grace, Nathan, Anne and Azelia in happier times.KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23  If there is one person who has not said anything about the loss of a loved one on flight MH370 which went missing on March 8 last year, it must be V.P.R. Nathan. His wife, Anne Daisy, was on the plane that dropped off the radar less than an…

Wells to screen in South Farmingdale, Massapequa for Northrop Grumman-Navy groundwater plume that st

The Northrop Grumman groundwater plume that originated in Bethpage is spreading, forcing officials to begin treating drinking water wells as far as 4 miles away in Levittown and to install 31 more monitoring devices in an effort to learn the distance the contamination has spread.The monitoring wells are being installed by the Navy…

Great White Shark Spotted In Surf At Shipwreck Bay

A great white shark has been spotted lurking near Shipwreck Bay in New Zealand, at times swimming into the surf zone, just meters away from the shore of the popular North Island beach.The white shark was tagged in Kaipara Harbor last month by Department of Conservation shark expert Clinton Duffy, and its presence in Ahipara has been verified by a signal from its tag.

Bangladesh: 48 killed as ferry with 150 people sinks after collision

Besides them, a six-month-old girl rescued from the Padma river in which the ferry sank was later declared dead at the hospital. At least 48 people, including many women and children, were killed today when an overcrowded ferry with over 150 passengers sank in a river in northwestern Bangladesh after colliding with a trawler…

West Coast port deal reached; next stop: employers, unions

Shipping companies and dockworkers reached a tentative deal late Friday on a new labor contract, avoiding a shutdown of 29 ports that would have choked off trade through the West Coast.The agreement, which still needs approval from union members and individual employers, should start easing severe congestion thats been building for months at the nations busiest ports…

The weeks odd news: Boston mayor tells window snow jumpers: Dont do it

As snow flurries begin to fall again Feb. 17, pedestrians walk through Boston City Hall Plaza in Boston.(Photo: CHARLES KRUPA/AP)BOSTON Boston residents overwhelmed by massive snowfalls the last month have been recording videos of themselves jumping out of windows and into snowbanks, and Mayor Marty Walsh wants them to…

Shipping lines and dockworkers reach deal, port shutdown averted

Shipping companies and dockworkers reached a tentative deal late Friday on a new labor contract, avoiding a shutdown of 29 ports that would have choked off trade through the West Coast.The agreement, which still needs approval from union members and individual employers, should start easing severe congestion that’s been building for months at the nation’s busiest ports…

Constellation restoration gives former inmates a fresh start

BALTIMORE Inside a cavernous dry dock on this citys waterfront, beneath the raised hull of the tall ship Constellation, William Jackson worked with his hands learning a trade he never imagined he would.Released last month after serving 24 years in prison for bank robbery, the 54-year-old Washington native joined several…

Interior Issues Proposed Regulations For Arctic OCS Oil, NatGas Drilling | 2015-02-20

Proposed regulations issued Friday by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) would add to and revise rules for Arctic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and natural gas drilling activities that mobile offshore drilling units and related operations use during the open-water drilling season.

HMS Argyll escorts heavily-armed Russian vessel as tensions heighten

379shares 1.1kView commentsA Russian warship was intercepted by the Royal Navy as it strayed close to the UK while passing through the English Channel.The vessel equipped with missiles, anti-aircraft guns and torpedoes was monitored and escorted by a heavily-armed British frigate. Yesterday, the Ministry of Defence stressed that the encounter was in accordance with international law.

One tug not enough to protect Scotland's seas

David Ross An exclusion zone was established as salvage experts discussed how best to remove the Lysblink Seaways, from rocks near the village of Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula - with Holyrood ministers claiming UK Government cut-backs have left the country with just one coastguard tug to deal with such incidents.Environment…

L.A. mayor: No port agreement imminent

LOS ANGELES Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who met with negotiators in West Coast port labor talks Wednesday, said no breakthrough appears imminent in the dispute between the union representing 20,000 dock workers and their employers.The two sides remain at odds over a union demand for the right to dismiss arbitrators in workplace grievances…

Liberty University Online settles on Dallas for satellite campus - NewsAdvance.com : News

Liberty Universitys first satellite office will be in Dallas, university President Jerry Falwell said Wednesday.Falwell initially said the school was considering satellite offices for Liberty University Online in Texas and Arizona during a meeting with area college presidents and Lynchburg city leaders last month.On Wednesday…