Antarctic Headlines 03/08/2020

Shower of plaudits upon Doc Yong for historic feat
philstar.com, 2020-03-08
He ran the standard 42.2 km marathon distance in Antarctica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America within 168 hours under varying weather conditions – from the extreme sub-zero temperatures of Antarctica to the scorching heat of Brazil – to accomplish something that no other Filipino runner has done before.

This is what Australia will lose after News Corp, Nine decided to close AAP
The New Daily, 2020-03-08
In a spartan room with low ceiling, more than 100 teleprinters were going hammer and tong, receiving news from across the world, and sending foreign and domestic news across Australia, including to Antarctic bases, and even ships at sea. Each of them was driven by precisely-rolled coils of perforated paper tape – the fabled ticker tape once …

Antarctic base records hottest temperature ever
The Daily Star, 2020-02-08
A research base in the Antarctic has recorded the hottest temperature ever for the continent amid rising concern about global warming that has caused an increase in the melting of ice sheets …

Cruise news: A new chapter in Antarctic Expedition Cruising
Uruguay News, 2020-02-08
Over the past decade, consumer interest in Antarctica has increased exponentially, with a number of expedition cruise companies operating two- and three-week voyages to the Antarctic Peninsula …

The Cruise Industry’s COVID-19 Silver Lining: Only 13% Of Customers Are Over 70 Years Old
Forbes, 2020-03-08
While the cruise industry has been working hard over the past two decades to change its demographics, attracting younger consumers, research from Cruise Lines International Association show as of 2018,

Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks the coronavirus panic is ‘dumb.’ A million Twitter users liked his tweet.
USA Today, 2020-03-08
It reopened in early February. The World Health Organization hasn’t declared coronavirus a pandemic, though the disease has been reported on every continent except Antarctica. The international health agency recently confirmed that the illness is more lethal than the flu.

Encomium …As Ned Nwoko Gets Reward
This Day, 2020-03-08
Not too long ago, he embarked on a journey to Antarctica to create awareness on the eradication of malaria in Africa, an endeavour that received worldwide attention. The Ned Nwoko Foundation has …

For Women Who Travel, Community Is Everything. Meet 5 Founders Bringing Them Together
Forbes, 2020-03-08
By definition, community is a unified body of individuals. There is something magical about travel that unites people and creates a shared sense of understanding of culture, time and place. Travel experiences are unique to each person,

This winter in Europe hottest on record by far
National Observer, 2020-03-08
In Antarctica, the temperature rose above 20C for the first time on record in February, almost a full degree higher than the previous record set in 1982. In the UK, the Met Office said in January that a series of high temperature records were broken in 2019 as a consequence of the climate crisis. This included the hottest temperature ever …

Associated Banc Corp Sells 7,602 Shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD)
theenterpriseleader.com, 2020-03-08
The company offers a portfolio of approximately 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois; Beck’s, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and Aguila, Antarctica, Bud Light, Brahma, Cass, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, and Skol. Featured Article: Inverted Yield …

Associated Banc Corp Sells 7,602 Shares of Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD)
theenterpriseleader.com, 2020-03-08
The company offers a portfolio of approximately 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois; Beck’s, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and Aguila, Antarctica, Bud Light, Brahma, Cass, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, and Skol. Featured Article: Inverted Yield …

Encomium …As Ned Nwoko Gets Reward
This Day, 2020-03-08
Not too long ago, he embarked on a journey to Antarctica to create awareness on the eradication of malaria in Africa, an endeavour that received worldwide attention. The Ned Nwoko Foundation has contributed immeasurably to fractures in the society, from illiteracy to unemployment and more and more. Ned Nwoko has employed his vast resources …

Make no mistake, this is Xi Jinping’s coronavirus
Hong Kong Free Press, 2020-03-08
By now, the coronavirus has infected more than 5,000 in South Korea, over 3,000 in Italy and in Iran, killing dozens. It has also spread to Egypt and Brazil, meaning every continent now except Antarctica has confirmed cases. It has truly become a global outbreak, despite the WHO being reluctant to declare it a pandemic. The world really needs …

COVID-19 is being called a pandemic by insurers, making travel insurance policies void
The New Daily, 2020-03-08
“I think they should have been telling me what was happening and that I was possibly not covered.” Ms Davis-Goff loves to travel, and has even made it as far as Antarctica. Consumer group Choice says Ms Davis-Goff’s experience is likely to be shared by other frustrated travellers. “Insurance is there to guard against future unknown …

Finlo is in pole position for inaugural lecture
The Oban Times, 2020-03-08
‘Since starting a PhD at the Scott Polar Research Institute in 1995, I’ve had the privilege of working in the Arctic and the Antarctic with both a scientific and an educational role. ‘During this lecture, I’ll touch on some of the highlights of my time in the polar regions, things we’ve discovered, the opportunities still to be …

Lady mason centenarian athlete and mushroom mahila among 15 women conferred Nari Shakti Award
The Week, 2020-03-08
They have scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa in 2015 and Mt. Vinson, Antarctica in 2014, Puncak Jaya in Australia in 2014 and Mt. Elbrus in Europe in 2013. Kaushiki Chakroborty, 38, is an Indian classical vocalist with more than 15 years of …

To #March4Women is to march for our planet
Metro, 2020-03-08
Man-made climate change is weighing most heavily on women and girls (Picture: Josh Estey/CARE) As a child in Nicaragua, I loved to walk in the rainforests with my beloved mother, she made me …

Some in Iran die after drinking homemade alcohol to prevent coronavirus: Experts
العربية.نت, 2020-08-03
There has been an increasing number of people in Iran who have been hospitalized recently due to alcohol-poisoning, after they resorted to drinking home-made or industrial alcohol hoping it would …

Plumbing malfunction had wine flowing from faucets, showers in Northern Italy
FOX6 Milwaukee, 2020-03-08
CASTELVETRO, Italy — No one likes plumbing issues, but this is one many people might not mind. Red wine flowed from a faucet for a few hours on Wednesday, March 4 in Castelvetro in Northern Italy.

Cruise ship passengers to be quarantined at Dobbins Air Reserve Base; US Army stops all travel to and from South Korea, Italy
Marine Corps Times, 2020-03-08
In this image from video, provided by the California National Guard, a helicopter carrying airmen with the 129th Rescue Wing flies over the Grand Princess cruise ship off the coast of California …