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Globalisation and Maritime Security - Background Maritime security traditionally focuses on maritime disputes, naval competition, Sea lines of communication (SLOCs), War at sea . The modern maritime securities after the cold war and 9/11 have been significantly changing and more complex, which is involving worldwide collaboration and mutual understanding . The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) has been managing maritime issues fundamentally for years and acceptable as the basic convention on solving maritime dilemmas....   [tags: Maritime Security ]
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Maritime Capabilties Case Study - Background 1. Strategic setting. In the spring of 1982 United Kingdom (UK) launched its single largest naval task forces since World War II to recapture the Falkland Islands from the Argentinians. The war was precipitated by a long standing disagreement between the UK and Argentina over the sovereignty of the Falklands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. After protracted unsuccessful and confrontational diplomatic negotiations between the both nations, the Argentinians invaded the Falklands....   [tags: Maritime History ]
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Maritime Boundaries - After the cold war ended, the Asia Pacific Region witnessed new developments in ocean management, related to 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea (UNCLOS) and countries’ to claim ownership over maritime space and marine resources. Though the prospects of interstate wars are diminishing, inter-state tensions arising from extensive claims of maritime boundaries are common. As such, it became imperative for states to strengthen their navies and to deploy their naval missions beyond the territorial waters in order to secure their interests and sovereignty....   [tags: Navy] 1211 words
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Maritime Industry - ... This would constitute the idea of internalising an externality. Adam Smith believed in limiting state intervention, as seen when he wrote, "People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment or diversion, but conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public or in some contrivance to raise prices..." (Smith, 2009). Arthur Pigou put forward an idea of a 'Pigovian/Pigouvian Tax' which must be levied on the perpetrator for negative externalities where as if it is seen to be a positive externality the government must offer subsidies and grants....   [tags: Global Business, Regulations]
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Maritime Law - Maritime Law The value of many shipments depends upon fluctuations in the currency rates, freight, handling charges, and other expenses. By means of insurance protection will be provided to goods from any uncontrollable variables. A contract of Marine Insurance is defined by section 7 of the Marine Insurance Act of 1909 as: "A contract whereby the insurer undertakes to indemnify the assured, in manner and to the extent thereby agreed, against marine losses, that is to say, the losses incident to marine adventure." The purpose of marine insurance is to provide protection against financial loss for an amount, which is as close as possible to the actual loss recognized....   [tags: essays research papers] 819 words
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Terrorism and Maritime Security - 1 Introduction The word “terrorism” was first used during the French revolution. It defines as using force or threats against people . The definition of terrorism has to be examined more in depth-understanding in broader perspective, including historical background in order to avoid various legal systems and government agencies make their own definition and interpretation . The definition issue also happening in maritime community on classifying piracy and maritime terrorism. It does not include the purpose of attacking whether they were motivated by political goal, ideology, religion, independence or economic needs ....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Maritime Boundary and Territorial Issues - Maritime boundary and territorial Issues Several ASEAN countries are engaged in maritime demarcation disputes with one another. The most important of these involve Thailand’s tense relationship with Myanmar, the Philippines’ dispute with Malaysia over the province of Sabah, the competing claims of the Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam in the South China Sea, territorial disputes between Malaysia and Indonesia and Malaysia and Thailand, and tension between Singapore and Malaysia. Maritime boundary demarcation has significant influence on ASEAN member states relation....   [tags: International Government ] 1961 words
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Maritime Eploration and Expansion - ... The church believed that they had to look to the classic text to find out how to be a good Christian. There was a rise of nation states and did not like the idea that all the wealth went to the Pope. There was abuse of power like simony and pluralism in the church. Only the wealthy could afford to hold a church office. Religion was a state decision during the sixteenth century. The Catholic Church was the single most influential factor in Western culture. The Renaissance and the Reformation was intertwined because they both had an influence on the other....   [tags: Iberians, Informative] 1525 words
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The Effect of Climate Change on Maritime Zones - The Fourth IPCC Assessment Report shows high confidence that the world is warming. Small island countries, developing countries and Least Developed countries remain most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. For countries like the Marshall Island, with atoll islands situated just a few meters high from sea level, any uncontrolled sea-level rise has the potential to submerge land areas. Furthermore, climate change impacts could include increased tropical cyclone activities and coastal erosion....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming]
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U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement - ... On the other hand, illegal gangs have been found to take advantage of such situations by capturing immigrants on their voyages and demanding that their families send them ransom money (Walser, McNeill, & Zuckerman, 2011). Human traffickers on the other hand use these opportunities, with routes they have established for these illegal human trades to enrich themselves. When the expenses of human trafficking supersede their income, they result in sale of women and children to sex-traffickers who exploit these immigrants for exotic monetary gain....   [tags: Immigration]
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History of Throgs Neck and Maritime College - History of Throgs Neck and Maritime College. “In September 1642, John Throgmorton , with 35 families applied to the Dutch authorities in Niew Amsterdam for permission to settle in. Permission was granted in October 1642, and the conlonists settled on the long neck lying south of what is Eastchester Bay today and named it Throgmorton’s Neck after their leader. By the time of the American Revolution, the name had been contracted to Throgg’s Neck. Throgmorton and his colony thrived for short time, for in the later part of 1643, the Siwanoy Indians attacked the colony and destroyed it....   [tags: essays research papers] 779 words
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Good Order at Sea in the Asia-Pacific Region - Introduction The sea since long ago has been a precious sources to human kind for living and as a highway for commerce and war as well as a provider of food and other resources, supremacy of the sea was confined mainly to maritime powers as their national security policy, the concept of security has expanded from mainly military to the dimensions of political security, economic security, societal security and environmental security Now the sea is not for gaining supremacy but focusing in global trade, international shipping and maintaining the maritime security as the result of globalization ....   [tags: Maritime History ]
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The Nautical Pact Between Albania And Greece - The delimitation of the maritime border and the continental shelf is one of the most complicated and delicate issues of Albania. It is related to historical affairs, Albanian heritage, economic development, international relations and the exploitation of our maritime natural resources. This delimitation has a great influence on the security and international politics between the states that are included in this issue and most importantly in the security and the prosperity of the region. My research will focus on two important topics related to each other....   [tags: Maritime Issues]
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A Brief Analysis on Detecting Gamma Rays for Detecting Radioactive Contraband in a Maritime Environment - A Brief Analysis on Detecting Gamma Rays for Detecting Radioactive Contraband in a Maritime Environment Topic 1 Detecting radioactive contraband This text will give the reader a brief analyse of detection of radioactive contraband in context of maritime container shipping. It will highlight some of the problems of detecting illicit trafficking of radioactive material by gamma detectors. The demand of trading routes in modern time expands further by using sea routes for transporting large amounts of goods....   [tags: Technology]
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Is Maritime Transportation Losing Out Its Competitive Advantage Over Other Modes Of Transportation Like Air And Road Transportation? - Abstract A sophisticated and widespread transportation mode is absolutely essential for the efficient mobility of passengers and goods. This report first investigates the various economical, cost and environmental factors specific to maritime transportation. This investigation includes a comparative analysis between maritime, land and air transport. Lastly, the growing demand in marine transportation and the multitude reasons that make shipping one of the most globalized industries in terms of freight transportation is examined....   [tags: Transportation Case Analysis] 1283 words
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Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach - ... The Stewart v. Dutra case mainly dealt with workers compensation and insurance, however a big part of the case brought forward the issue of what is a vessel. If a seamen is injured on the job he is compensated according to the regulations on the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act(LHWCA). In this case a dredge (a floating platform) was used to remove silt from the ocean floor. The dredge used its bucket to move a scow in which the silt was dumped onto closer. Engineers were working on the scow which accidentally collided with the dredge and workers were injured....   [tags: maritime law, Florida, Supreme Court, docking fee]
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The Vanishing of The Mary Celeste Crew - The 280 ton half brigantine merchant ship named “Amazon” which passed through a number of owners became involved in several accidents over the space of a decade and eventually was auctioned at a New York salvage where it was purchased for $3,000. After repairs the ship was under American registry; it was later renamed “Mary Celeste” - the name of the Captains wife. The new captain, Benjamin Briggs set sail on November 7th 1872 from New York heading for Genoa, Italy. Onboard were the Captain, his wife, his young daughter and a crew of eight....   [tags: Maritime History] 930 words
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The Northwest Passage - The opening up of the north polar sea between 1815 and 1817 had prompted Barrow to propose a plan to send two expedition voyages, one in search of the Northwest Passage and the other to proceed from the sea of Spitzbergen towards the North Pole. Accordingly he sent the plan to the President and Council of the Royal Society which duly returned with their approval and the orders were issued by the Board of the Admiralty. Examining such interplay between scientific institutions, such as the Royal Society and the British Admiralty, one can see a well defined division of labour, in the collaboration between gentleman scientists at home and their field workers in the navy ship on voyages of exploration, in which the navy sent the ship to collect the data for the scientist to analyse....   [tags: Maritime History] 2391 words
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Grace O’Malley - She could sail a ship from the time she could walk. When she was barely a teen, she took the wheel as captain of her first vessel. She spent her young life learning the ways of the sea. Who was this brave and courageous leader. Grace O’Malley. Ambitious and successful, Grace O’Malley accomplished many daring things throughout her life and changed the course of others. At the O’Malley castle on Clare Island in 1530, Grace O’Malley, also known as Gráinne Ní Maille or Granuaile, was born. As the only daughter of Eoghan O Maille, chieftain of the Mayo Clan, Grace often sailed with her father’s fleet on trading voyages (Murray par 1-2, León 60)....   [tags: Maritime History]
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The Maratime Rights Movement (Nova Scotia, Canada) - The Maratime Rights Movement (Nova Scotia, Canada) The Maritime Rights Movement is usually seen as part of the economic decline of post world war period in the Maritimes. The Maritimes were going through hard times, the depression was said to have started in the Maritimes ten years before the rest of Canada did in 1929. The Movement had the Maritimes economic and social needs as it's priorities. The Maritimes views were often contradictory to those of West and Central parts of Canada. The Movement strove to alleviate some of the stress on the Maritimes economy, especially in the midst of hard times after the war....   [tags: Canadian Canada History] 2791 words
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Canadian Confederation - In the year of 1867 the nation we know as Canada came into being. The Confederation in this year only came about after things had been overcome. Many political and economic pressures were exerted on the colonies and a federal union of the colonies seemed to be the most practical method of dealing with these pressures and conflicts. While Confederation was a solution to many of the problems, it was not a popular one for all the colonies involved. In the Maritime colonies views differed widely on the topic....   [tags: essays research papers] 3837 words
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Piracy in Somalia - Attacks by pirates operating out of the waters off the coast of Somalia, a region in the Horn of Africa (HOA), have motivated changes in international maritime security, altered the global economy, and endangered mariners from across the globe. These attacks have involved several nations, to include the United States, and hindered several globally-supported humanitarian aid transports which deliver to some of the world's most at risk populations. I am going to explain how the piracy in Somalia originated, moved into and has begun to negatively affect the global economy, has caused positive changes in international maritime policies and procedures, and articulate how until the internal conflicts of Somalia are resolved the international community will never see improvement along the coastline and Gulf of Aden....   [tags: International Crime]
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Chinese Strategy: A Turn to Mahan or a Practical Approach? - In the book Red Star Over the Pacific: China’s Rise and the Challenge of U.S. Maritime Strategy, the authors discuss their interpretation of Chinese strategy as it relates to the U.S. maritime power in the Western Pacific. Dr. Yoshihara and Dr. Holmes postulate that Chinese strategists have studied Alfred Thayer Mahan’s theories of sea power. He further expounds on “China’s ability to harness such power against others or to nullify the overbearing power adversaries hold in important sea areas.”1 The book continues by presenting an argument that Chinese strategist use a combination of Mahan and Mao Zedong to cover the strategic and operational levels of war for the ultimate purpose of building maritime power in order to build a great nation....   [tags: Diplomacy]
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The Revolutionary Period in America - ... As Americans became more self reliant and used their skill in the maritime environment to foster a strong desire for innovation, the British became more aware of this. The possibility of loosing such a valuable colony or at least having to sacrifice the resources on maintaining peace in the colonies did not settle with the British. The British were very interested in maintaining exclusive trading rights with the colonies, through a concept called mercantilism. The British also enacted such policy as the Navigation Acts....   [tags: American History, Economy, Culture] 1182 words
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Mauritius - Mauritius Longing for holidays, sun, palm trees and deep blue sea. Maritime welcomes you to the dream island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Stay at the white sandy beach, just a stone throw from the romantic ‘Turtle Bay’. The hotel built, is in Mauritian style, it is surrounded by fascinating nature and adventurous scenery. Opened in December 1990, the Maritim Hotel is a luxurious resort of the highest international standard. Its remarkable setting and its perfect blend of tropical and colonial architecture, provide an elegant background for a sophisticated and yet a totally relaxing vacation....   [tags: Papers] 2185 words
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Eliminating Piracy in Somalia beings with Punishment - According to Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, only security and stability in Somalia will resolve the root causes of its current piracy problem. In order to have a fighting chance at constructing a secure and stable environment and eliminating Piracy altogether, there has to be an effective means of punishment to all who partake in the acts of piracy. There are many organization joining together to combat piracy, to include the United States, United Nations, international organizations, European Union’s Operation Atalanta, NATO’s Operations Allied Protector and Ocean Shield and Combined Maritime Forces’ Combined Task Force 151, but without judicial consequences and allowing detained pirates to go free, all this time and effort seems pointless....   [tags: International Crime]
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Admiralty Outline - Admiralty Outline Overview Admiralty is federal law, originating in Article III, § 2 of Constitution. i. First Congress included Cases of Admiralty/Maritime in Judiciary Act. ii. Supremacy Clause. b. If say that case is admiralty/maritime case, governed by admiralty law, is to say that substantive admiralty law applies. i. Differences: statute of limitations, comparative laws for recovery, etc. a. Main: trial by judge. From very beginning, admiralty cases are w/o juries. May be why someone brings suit in admiralty – to avoid the jury....   [tags: essays research papers] 6532 words
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Exploration of Gower Peninsula - Exploration of Gower Peninsula Swansea is located on the beautiful Gower Peninsular, the UK's first designated 'area of outstanding natural beauty'. Although much of the city's architectural heritage was destroyed in war time bombing, its wide sandy beaches, spectacular coastal scenery, varied cultural events, lush parks, magnificent Maritime Quarter and medieval castles have preserved Swansea's place as a major vacation destination....   [tags: Papers] 1771 words
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Caborn - Geography - Caborn The topographic map that is the study area is the Caborn quadrangle. This area is located in the southwest area of Indiana and on the south is bordering the Ohio River. The topography of this area is pocketed with gently rolling hills with the largest depression in the land just north of the Ohio River with Goose pond located in the center of it. This study area is located in the Wabash lowland of Indiana and its bedrock consists of mainly of shale and sandstone. There is also a thin layer of bedrock consisting of limestone, clay and coal....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Abstract of Ballast Water Management Convention - Ship ballast water management is recognized one of the huge problem of international maritime society. To take and charge some harmful micro aquatic organisms and pathogens with in ballast water, these are delivered to some sea area in the world by ships and discharged. This was serious phenomenon on marine environment not only maritime society but also human society. International Maritime Organization (IMO) was adopted the new convention, International convention for the Control and Management of ship ballast water and sediment in 2004....   [tags: water management,]
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The Intelligence and National Security Architecture of the Republic of Korea - This essay will detail the intelligence and national security architecture of the Republic of Korea (ROK - South Korea). It will discuss how the current structures were developed and the effectiveness the ROK services and agencies, and thirdly it will look at key events that have led to reforms and restructuring of the system, and if those changes have produced better outcomes. In 1905 Korea became a protectorate of Imperial Japan following the Russo-Japanese war and in 1910 Japan annexed Korea as a colony....   [tags: International Government]
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The War of 1812 - The War of 1812 On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain. The peace treaty to end the war was signed in Europe, 1814. The war lasted from 1812 to the spring of 1815 because there was a delay in communications. It was fought along the Canadian border, along with several sea battles. By the time the war was over the United States lost 2,260 soldiers, and the British 1,600 soldiers. The war of 1812 was a very significant event that took place in the U.S. It did in fact confirm America’s independence....   [tags: U.S. History] 1727 words
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The Great Tuna Boat Chase and Massacre case - The Great Tuna Boat Chase and Massacre Case has Ecuador claiming that the United States is in violation of its 200-mile territorial sea. From it’s inception, Ecuador had accepted the customary three mile limit as the demarcation of its territorial waters. However, after 130 years, Juan Valdez achieved power in 1952. Under his regime, he proclaimed that the three mile boundary was never meant to be considered a fixed and unalterable boundary, and that historical practices as well as the natural features of the area justified a 200-mile territorial sea....   [tags: Conflict, Territorial Waters, Ecuador] 1255 words
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Somali Piracy: The Rapidly Deteriorating Security Situation in Somalia and the Threat to US Interests - PIRACY IN SOMALIA The Rapidly Deteriorating Security Situation in Somalia and the Threat to US Interests The increasing violence and continued growth of piracy off the coast of Somalia has threatened international shipping in one of the world’s busiest shipping corridors and raised the awareness of maritime-based Islamist terrorism (Stevenson, 2010). Somali piracy threatens commercial shipping and poses a potentially significant threat to international peace and security. Pirates have threatened and seized many ships, contributing to a rise in shipping costs, insurance premiums, and impeded the delivery of food aid shipments....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]
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Culture and Community in The Giving Tree and The Bear That Wasn´t - ... Your personality changes and you become something that you once were not. Culture is identified in an institution. The bear becomes institutionalized and loses his reality. He learns how to adapt to the situation at hand and then truly believes that he is no longer a bear, but a man that is hairy and needs to shave. It is easy to connect “The bear that wasn’t” into real life. Every day, people go to school, to work, to church, etc. The environment that we are in and around, can change the way we act....   [tags: cultural blinders, relationships, heritage] 992 words
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The Confederation Act of 1867 - The Confederation act of 1867 without question has had a major influence on the status of contemporary Canada. It has helped shape Canada into one of the worlds most politically and economically powerful countries; a country that is strong, independent, and united. There was a series of events which led to the confederation of Canada, some which are more significant than others. However, I believe that despite the significance of events such as the British encouragement of uniting its North American colonies, the central and key reason for confederation was the fear of potential American (Yankee) inhabitance (whether by persuasion or invasion) of the divided and vast British North American colonies, and the way that the “Fathers of Confederation” were able to take advantage of this situation and persuade reluctant colonies to join Confederation....   [tags: Canadian History] 1129 words
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Struggling for The Ideal Society - Through the ages, people of many cultures have gone through changes in their society. All of these changes were made in order to make either the rulers or the people of the lands satisfied. From China’s maritime supervisor to the East India Company, everyone made efforts to “improve” their worlds specifically for their own desires. As a result, opposing teams took action to fight for what they believed in, and only the stronger parties were successful in the end. When the Black Death appeared in China after the Mongols came, the Chinese population fell in astonishing numbers....   [tags: Culture] 1481 words
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Asymmetric Threats - Currently there are several definitions of asymmetric threats listed throughout the internet as well as other literature. The definition that best sums up the meaning in my view is leveraging unconventional tactics against a superior opponent with the goal of disrupting the willingness to achieve the operational objectives. The most common and current example of this would be the insurgency tactics used in Iraq and Afghanistan. The United States must not assume those tactics and strategies will only be used abroad....   [tags: Military ] 1961 words
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Influences of the Ancient Roman Empire on Early Modern State Builders - Anthony Pagden and David Armitage have maintained that the influences of the ancient Roman Empire provided valuable lessons to early modern state builders. Medieval Europe was a feudal period of expansion of territory and consolidation of power. Once the powerful monarchs of Spain, England, and France had secured their supremacy, they competed amongst each other to be the undisputed Lord of All the World. Their imperial ambitions made America the proving ground in a competitive political contest....   [tags: World History] 1843 words
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South China Sea Disputes: Conflict in a Global Crossroads - In the Western Pacific, the South China Sea is a global crossroads that holds strategic importance for many nations world wide. The South China Sea stretches from the Taiwan and Luzon Straits in the north to Indonesia and the Strait of Malacca in the south with Vietnam on the west and the Philippines and Borneo on the east. In total size, the South China Sea surpasses the Mediterranean Sea. However, unlike this Near-Eastern comparator, territorial disputes and conflicting claims threaten the movement of global trade through the South China Sea, thus unbalancing regional stability in the Asia-Pacific....   [tags: Diplomacy]
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North Carolina Welcomes Visitors - North Carolina has long played a central role in the history of the southern United States. Located along the Atlantic coastline, this state has contributed to the maritime commerce and economic development of the nation in ways that few states can match. With its historical contributions to aviation and maritime navigation, North Carolina has long lead the nation in many cutting-edge innovations. This forward-thinking leadership along with the state's awe-inspiring geography and the pioneering spirit of its people have given North Carolina a unique culture that any visitor is sure to enjoy....   [tags: Tourism]
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Understanding Somali Piracy - Understanding Somali Piracy In recent years, frequency of pirates attack off the cost of Somalia is drastically increased and became a great threat to international commercial shipping industries. According to the International Maritime Bureau (2011) report, more than 60% of the piracy attacks were committed by Somali pirates in the first six months of 2011 and many of the attacks have been east and north-east of the Gulf of Aden where is a passage for 70% of the world’s petroleum traffic and 20% of the world’s commercial shipping....   [tags: Crime ]
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Paying Pirate Demands - When many people think of pirates they think of the fictitious Hollywood films that depict the animated characters that have shaped our perception of pirates today. The reality of the situation is that pirates are very real and have emerged as a major threat to the maritime industry as well as ship owners and national economies alike. Although the threat of piracy has yet to receive the attention that many feel it deserves, piracy has increasingly affected the way in which the maritime industry conducts business with other countries in many ways....   [tags: Piracy]
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Genting Berhad - ... In year 2012, major events hosted at the resort included those by Abbott China and the Fourth World Kuo Shu Championship Tournament. Whereas, in year 2011, Genting Singapore received family-friendly ride Madagascar: A Crate Adventure. It was launched, completing the amazing ride line-up for the first ever theme park zone dedicated exclusively to the Madagascar movie franchise. On top of that, Singapore’s first maritime museum dedicated to the exploration of the Maritime Silk Route opened its doors on 15 October 2011....   [tags: Financial Statement Comparability]
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The Strike of 1934 - The Strike of 1934 On May 9th 1934 a organized labor strike started in San Francisco that would snowball into a city crippling strike. The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) declared a strike for all longshoremen on the west coast, until they received better wages, a union-administered hiring hall, and union membership as a prerequisite for employed longshoremen. The Strike of 1934 lasted for three months, stopping maritime trade in the ports of the Western United States, from San Diego to Seattle....   [tags: United States History Essays]
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Nova Scotia - Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, one of the three Maritime and one of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada, bordered on the north by the Bay of Fundy, the province of New Brunswick, Northumberland Strait, and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and on the east, south, and west by the Atlantic Ocean. Nova Scotia consists primarily of a mainland section, linked to New Brunswick by the Isthmus of Chignecto, and Cape Breton Island, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Canso. On July 1, 1867, Nova Scotia became one of the founding members of the Canadian Confederation....   [tags: essays research papers] 2908 words
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United States Merchant Marines - The United States Merchant Marines The United States Merchant Marines are complied of thousands of the best trained men and women of today to man naval or commercial ships. Merchant Marines have dated back even further then the United States Coast Guard. The Merchant Marines have had a huge impact on the United States Navy since they have been established. Merchant Marines have manned fleets of ships for the U.S. Navy which carry imports and export during peace time. Once wartime rolls around, they become naval auxiliary, to ship and deliver troops and war materials....   [tags: American History] 1602 words
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Arctic Power Case Study - Arctic Power Case Study CURRENT SITUATION It is the summer of 1987. Arctic Power laundry detergent has contracted with the consulting firm of Smith and Jones, LTD to assist Arctic Power in determining their strategic direction and their product positioning. BACKGROUND AND HISTORY Arctic Power, a laundry detergent specially formulated to clean in cold water, is part of Colgate-Palmolive Canada family of products. Colgate-Palmolive Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of the multinational corporation Colgate Palmolive....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework] 2835 words
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Canadian Culture - Canadian Culture Canada is one of two countries located in North America and is the second largest country in the world. It is situated just north of the United States and constitutes the northern part of the country, excluding Alaska. Over the years Canada's culture has been influenced by European culture and traditions, mainly that of the French and British. Canadian culture has also been influenced by the countries' first people, the Aboriginals, as well as the newer immigrated population (Wikipedia, 2007)....   [tags: Culture Anthropology Canada Canadian] 1472 words
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The Abenaki - INTRODUCTION Abenaki The Abenaki Indians lived in the northern part of New England and the southern part of the Canadian Maritimes. The Abenaki were divided into eastern, western, and maritime divisions. The eastern Abenaki were located in modern day Maine, to the east of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The southern boundaries of the Abenaki homeland were near the present northern border of Massachusetts. The western Abenaki lived on the eastern shores of Lake Champlain. The Maritime Abenaki were found on the border between what is now Maine and New Brunswick....   [tags: essays research papers] 1922 words
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Why was Northern Italy so much in the forefront of urban self-government? - Why was Northern Italy so much in the forefront of urban self-government. There were various reasons for the ability of certain towns in Italy to establish a certain amount of self-government. The location of the maritime cities such as Genoa was able to benefit from the crusades making them powerful. This resulted in a knock on effect to the main inland towns and cities in the north due to increase in trade. This caused prosperity and growth, because of this and also because of certain socio-economic changes originating in the countryside, the cities and towns started to break away from the old feudal systems and look to a new order more beneficial to the newly formed city classes....   [tags: European Europe History] 1062 words
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