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New Cunard Line cruise itinerary focuses on Papua New Guinea

Cunard Line's iconic flagship, Queen Mary 2, underwent a massive, $132 million makeover in June 2016 that brought changes to almost every area of the ship.Cunard LineFullscreen

USA TODAY - 2018-07-17 12:15:00

CDC issues travel alert for Papua New Guinea due to polio outbreak - Outbreak News Today

Most people with polio do not feel sick. Some people have only minor symptoms, such as fever, tiredness, nausea, headache, nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, stiffness in the neck and back, and pain in the arms and legs. In rare cases, polio infection causes permanent loss of muscle function (par

OUTBREAKNEWSTODAY.COM - 2018-07-16 05:55:06

Exxon’s Papua New Guinea Gas Project Is Dead In The Water

As liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets mature, trying to establish itself against decades of crude oil dominance, developments far removed from most of the action are taking unusual turns that could in time impact the entire LNG value chain.

CNBC - 2018-07-16 00:00:00

Papua New Guinea to start polio immunization drive - Outbreak News Today

Starting tomorrow, a polio immunization campaign will kick off in Morobe, Madang and Eastern Highlands provinces of Papua New Guinea. About 2900 health workers, vaccinators and volunteers have been mobilized to vaccinate almost 300,000 children under 5 years of age.

OUTBREAKNEWSTODAY.COM - 2018-07-15 19:09:13

Papua New Guinea launches comprehensive outbreak response to CVDPV detection

The first of four large-scale immunization campaigns is set to kick off in Papua New Guinea next week, following last month’s confirmation of a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1). More than 2900 health workers, vaccinators and volunteers have been mobilized to vaccinate almost 30


Oil Search H1 revenue falls 18 pct after PNG quake

July 17 (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea-focused Oil Search Ltd reported an 18 percent fall in first half revenue on Tuesday, hit by lower production volumes from PNG’s liquefied natural gas project after a major earthquake in the region in February.Revenue fell to $557.8 million in the six months to Ju

REUTERS - 2018-07-16 23:49:36

Open Hardware Takes Charge in Papua New Guinea

You probably don’t think much about charging your phone. Just find an outlet, plug it in, and wait a while. Can’t find a cable or wall wart? A rainbow of cheap, candy-colored options awaits you down at the brightly-lit corner drugstore.


Pope's picks for synod leaders express passion for peripheries

Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako during a consistory in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, June 28, 2018. Pope Francis made 14 new Cardinals during the consistory. (Credit: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino.)

CRUXNOW.COM - 2018-07-16 05:53:37

Americans fail to identify the US on a map (or name a single country) in “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” clip

While Jimmy Kimmel’s“Lie Witness News” and “Celebrity Mean Tweets” segments never fail to make us laugh, his newest segment gives us serious reason to be concerned for our nation’s future. Inspired by President Trump’s recent trip to Europe, Kimmel sent his film crew to the streets of Los Angeles to

MATADORNETWORK.COM - 2018-07-16 00:00:00

How many people die from tuberculosis every year?

Mycobacterium tuberculosishas been- and remains- one of the main causes of death throughout the history of humankind. In 2016, it was the single infectious agent that caused the most deaths. However, many tuberculosis cases are not diagnosed and many of the deaths it causes are not properly assigned

EUREKALERT - 2018-07-16 00:00:00

The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship Will Take You Places You Never Thought Possible

The French cruise linePonantjust introduced the latest addition to its fleet,Le Lapérouse,which will go to destinations never before visited by the company. It’s the first of a new fleet of at least six expedition ships known collectively as Ponant Explorers, which will take travelers to tropical an

CNTRAVELER.COM - 2018-07-16 00:00:00

Where explorers go to relax: Benedict Allen swaps Papua New Guinea for Portugal's unsung Alentejo

“It’s not easy being married to an explorer,” my darling wife announced, just as I was enjoying my Weetabix. “I think I deserve a holiday.”


International rugby league: Inward looking Australia needs to think global

This week Australia announced its plans for all international fixtures and competitions from 2019 onwards. It’s been met with mixed reception. People are on one hand excited about the fact Australia is finally showing an interest in international football, but on the other hand, feeling a bit empty


UPDATE 1-Oil Search says its H1 revenue falls 18 pct after PNG quake

Oil Search’s managing director, Peter Botten, said in a statement the company was in discussions over further LNG developments in Papua New Guinea.

REUTERS - 2018-07-17 00:35:58

Protecting PNG’s oceans: Q&A with marine activist John Aini

John Aini is a prominent indigenous leader in his native Papua New Guinea who has won multiple awards for his grassroots activism in marine conservation.In a recent speech Aini outlined a number of threats to the country’s environment and indigenous peoples, including logging, mining, palm oil plant

NEWS.MONGABAY - 2018-07-16 17:49:00

Prehistoric people started to spread domesticated bananas across the world 6,000 years ago

In a globalised world, we routinely move enormous quantities of food around the planet in trade and for aid. Many countries, including the UK, would struggle to feed their populations without food imports. Most people are used to being able to buy a wide range of produce which domestic farmers would


Searching For The Past In The World War II Wrecks Of Papua New Guinea

Lloyd Woo eases a motorboat through the clear blue waters of the Bismarck Sea in the southwestern Pacific, to the edge of a coral reef. When he sights a specific cluster of coconut palms on the shore of one of Papua New Guinea's smattering of northern islands, he cuts off the engine. He turns to a c


Where Snakebites Are Deadliest

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Where you live in the world may determine whether you'll survive a snakebite.About 93 million people worldwide live in remote regions where there are venomous snakes. If bitten, these folks are at increased risk of death due to limited access to anti-venom d


‘Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons’ Looks at Prison Life From an Insider’s Perspective

Prison is like going to the DMV: going there is always going to be terrible no matter what, but some locations are worse than others. Netflix’s latest docuseries has no time for bearable prison conditions, though. Much like its name implies,Inside the World’s Toughest Prisonsis all about exploring t


Exxon expands Mozambique LNG project to cut costs ahead of bank talks

LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil will expand its Rovuma liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique by half to cut production costs as the partners prepare to book the plant’s supply and formally tap lenders in September, the company told Reuters.