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How will Brexit affect the port of Cairnryan?

BBC Scotland's James Cook assesses the effect Brexit could have on Scotland's main transport link to Northern Ireland.
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Port in a storm

BBC Scotland's James Cook assesses the effect Brexit could have on Scotland's main transport link to Northern Ireland.
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Cook Islands considering name change

The Cook Islands is following in the footsteps of Mount McKinley (now Denali), and considering a name change to reflect its true indigenous roots. The group of 15 islands in the South Pacific was named after British explorer James Cook in 1835, but that name has heavy colonial associations which don’t reflect the islands’ Polynesian heritage. The name change committee, launched in January, is gaining widespread support for the proposal, and it’s currently in the process of evaluating 60 names...
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Cook Islands considers name change to 'reflect true Polynesian nature'

Name change committee is evaluating 60 suggestions, with the top contender put to a referendumThe Cook Islands is considering replacing its colonial-era name with a new one that recognises the nation’s indigenous inhabitants.The country, which was named after British explorer Captain James Cook in 1835, is made up of a series of 15 tropical islands in the South Pacific, with a population of 17,500 people. Continue reading...
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Is Scotland's oil industry still a good career option?

The Nine's James Cook speaks to workers finding opportunities in both decommissioning and exploration.
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Oil futures

The Nine's James Cook speaks to workers finding opportunities in both decommissioning and exploration.
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Revolut CFO resigns following money laundering controversy

This hasn’t been a good week for challenger bank Revolut . The company, which offers digital banking services and is valued at $1.7 billion, confirmed today that embattled CFO Peter O’Higgins has resigned and left the business. The startup and O’Higgins have been under pressure after a Daily Telegraph report that revealed that Revolt switched off an anti-money laundering system that flags suspect transactions because it was prone to throwing out false positives. According to the Telegraph, the...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Singapore, Tech, Canada, Financial Conduct Authority, Jp Morgan, Telegraph, Daily Telegraph, Revolut, James Cook, Higgins, Storonsky, Nik Storonsky, Peter O Higgins

‘Jurassic Park’ Star Sam Neill Feels a ‘Great Deal of Anxiety’ Over Climate-Change Deniers in Power

Sam Neill played a scientist (specifically, a paleontologist) in “Jurassic Park.” On Friday, Neill dropped some science on TV critics, though his intended ultimate audience clearly outranks us a little bit.Neill, who is the host of Ovation travel show “The Pacific,” said the area chronicled on the series feels “a great deal of anxiety” about climate change.“It fills me with a great deal of anxiety too, that there are so many people in charge of things around the world who are climate [change] de...
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Blockchain startup Zwoop collapses following cancellation of ICO

VC-backed cryptocurrency startup Zwoop has gone into administration. According to an exclusive report by The Telegraph’s James Cook, the company’s board of directors filed for administration at the end of November last year. As a result, employees and suppliers from all over the world have been left with unpaid wages and bills, according to sources. Zwoop, founded by Italian entrepreneur Alessandro Gadotti, raised $13 million from Robert Friedland, an American-Canadian billionaire and mining tyc...
Tags: Startups, Telegraph, Blockchain, James Cook, Friedland, Robert Friedland, Hard Fork, Zwoop, Alessandro Gadotti, Ivanhoe Capital Corporation

Teenager killed in crash near Thurso named by police

James Cook, who was known as Connor, died in a single-vehicle accident near Thurso on Saturday.
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12 Celebrity Brides Who Chose Colors over Traditional White Wedding Dresses

Source: What is your idea of a perfect wedding? For most of us, it comprises a beautiful venue, a handsome groom, a romantic kiss, cheerful guests, and the bride stealing the show in her gorgeous white gown. However, not all our celebrities picture themselves walking down the aisle in plain white wedding dresses. A few of our beloved stars love taking fashion risks, so they opted for statement-making, non-tradi...
Tags: Fashion, Celebrities, Marriage, Keira Knightley, US, Kaley Cuoco, Vogue, Gwen Stefani, Wedding Dresses, Vivienne Westwood, Chanel, Dianna Agron, Elizabeth Taylor, Justin Timberlake, Taylor, John Galliano

Kanye West revealed his iPhone lock code while in the Oval Office, and it's 000000 (AAPL)

  Kanye West was in the Oval Office on Thursday for a press conference with President Donald Trump. During the conference, Kanye produced an image of what he called the "iPlane One," a hydrogen-powered plane that he believes should replace Air Force One. While unlocking his iPhone X, he revealed to the cameras that his passcode is "000000." He apparently does not use Face ID, Apple's facial recognition software.  Kanye said "we're going to have Apple, an American company, work on this plane." ...
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Balloon Birds

Beautiful sculptures of birds made out of balloons photographed in nature. Realistic “Balloon Birds” created by talented artist T James Cook. Also check out: Anatomy of Balloon Animals
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Researchers say they’re closing in on Captain Cook’s ship

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Researchers say they’ve identified a site off the coast of Rhode Island where they think the ship that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world may be located. The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the search effort, and the Australian National Maritime Museum identified […]
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Scientists hopeful of finding the Endeavour

The centuries-long hunt for the remains of famed ship the Endeavour -- the vessel used by James Cook on a voyage of discovery to Australia and New Zealand -- could be nearing an end. A team of marine archaeologists from Australia and the United States said Wednesday they believe they may have found the site where the vessel was scuttled in 1778. "Early indications are that the team has narrowed the possible site for the wreck of HMB Endeavour to one site, which is very promising," said Kevin S...
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Wreckage May Be From Endeavour, Ship That Explored World and Charted Australia

Researchers believe they have found the remains of Captain James Cook’s vessel at the bottom of a Rhode Island harbor.
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Wreck of Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour 'discovered' off US coast

Marine archaeologists believe they have found the wreckage of the famous ship off Newport, Rhode IslandThe possible discovery of HMS Endeavour off the east coast of the US has been hailed as a “hugely significant moment” in Australian history, but researchers have warned they are yet to “definitively” confirm whether the wreck has been located.On Wednesday Fairfax Media reported archaeologists from the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, or Rimap, had pinpointed the final resting place of t...
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Into the Redwoods: A Tiny 1960s Cabin in Sea Ranch, Restored and Revived

Four years ago we devoted a week’s worth of posts to a design trend we called “Modest Modern,” beginning with this story: Channeling the Spirit of Sea Ranch, Anniversary Edition, about the legendary planned community of homes built along a 10-mile strip of northern California coastline in the 1960s. Aside from its breathtaking setting, Sea Ranch was known for structures so humble and unassuming, they felt revolutionary. It’s this adherence to rustic minimalism and prioritization of natural beaut...
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Tim Cook trolled us all with a fake Twitter DM fail right before the Apple event

The 2018 Apple event at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California has finally arrived, and minutes before it began, CEO Tim Cook didn't seem prepared. Just before the event was set to begin, Cook tweeted a cryptic and confusing message that the world assumed was meant to be a direct message. Image: screengrab/twitterIt happens to the best of us, but unfortunately Cook has 10.9 million followers watching from around the world, so... embarrassing, right? Well, not so fast... SEE ALSO: Liv...
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Aquacy 1769 Dive Watch

In 1769, renowned explorer James Cook landed on the shores of New Zealand aboard the Endeavour. James Cook and his crew not only eventually forged a friendship with the Māori People of New Zealand, but Captain Cook is also credited for drawing the first comprehensive... The post Aquacy 1769 Dive Watch appeared first on aBlogtoWatch.
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Dwayne Johnson to Play King Kamehameha in Robert Zemeckis Film

Dwayne Johnson to play King Kamehameha in Robert Zemeckis film After Warner Bros. and New Line won the auction for The King movie, Dwayne Johnson (Jungle Cruise, Hobbs and Shaw) will finally get to play Hawaiian King Kamehameha in the project directed by Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Flight, Allied) and written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Randall Wallace (Braveheart, We Were Soldiers, Pearl Harbor), Deadline has confirmed. Kamehameha is the legendary king who was the first t...
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Setting Sail

In centuries past, an expedition to view a rare astronomical event could take years, and there was no guarantee that everyone would make it back alive. Consider the expedition of the Endeavour. The ship left Plymouth, England, 250 years ago today. Her destination was Tahiti, to observe a transit of Venus across the face of the Sun. Endeavour was commanded by James Cook, an experienced sailor and mapmaker. The ship carried 94 men, including Charles Green, the assistant to England’s astronomer roy...
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BBC's James Cook, North America correspondent, hit by tree during report

The BBC's James Cook had a lucky escape after a tree hit him as he gave a radio report.
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When commemorating Captain Cook, we should remember the advice he ignored | Paul Daley

250 years ago, James Cook was told only to take possession of the land with the consent of Indigenous peoplesJust as centenary commemorations for the national foundation story that is Anzac end later this year, the government is gearing up to celebrate another yarn that often seems interchangeable – the imminent 250th anniversary of the arrival of Captain James Cook and HM Bark Endeavour.If you were concerned about an insufficiency of monuments to Cook’s “discovery” of Australia, relax, please. ...
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Fire destroys onion storage warehouse in southwestern Idaho

PARMA, Idaho (AP) — A large fire has destroyed an onion storage building in Parma in southwestern Idaho. Parma Fire Chief James Cook says the warehouse that caught fire late Thursday was stacked with wooden crates for onions that burned hot and fast. He says the warehouse owned by JC Watson Co. was fully in […]
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How do we settle the 'statue wars'? Let's start by telling the truth about our past | Paul Daley

Colonial-era statues don’t of themselves teach us anything. But they can be portals to inquiry that lead to honest historyNothing quite divides community sentiments about the history of Australia’s violent frontier quite like a vandalised statue dedicated to a killer of Indigenous people. And so it was in 2017 after the vandalisation of statues dedicated to James Cook, the man who purportedly “discovered” Australia, and Lachlan Macquarie, the “gentleman” fifth governor of New South Wales who ord...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Indigenous Australians, James Cook, Paul Daley, Lachlan Macquarie

Marketing sauerkraut

The story goes that James Cook brought fermented german cabbage with him on a long voyage, an innovative way to combat scurvy. He knew that getting his sailors to eat this strange and stinky food was going to be difficult, particularly since scurvy is a long-term problem, not something you want to try to solve after you get it. His answer was based on recognizing the power of status roles and is widely applicable: For the first two weeks of the journey, only the captain and the officers were all...
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Funny place names in Denmark

There is no shortage of silly place names around the world. The UK is home to the town Bell End, in Argentina you can visit Moron, and French Polynesia has Disappointment Islands. It also turns out that, once translated into English, Denmark has some hilariously named villages and towns. Courtesy of a Reddit user here’s a comical map, displaying some of the best literal translations of Danish place names. Photo: Reddit Of course these destinations aren’t all the actual, contextual meaning of...
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Uncharted Waters: How To Draw Entrepreneurial Inspiration From Captain Cook

by David Disiere, founder and CEO of QEO Insurance Group As an entrepreneur, your odds of keeping an “open for business” sign aloft are not stellar. Only one-third of startups are able to stay in business for a decade, according to statistics from the Small Business Administration. But you don’t care about statistics. You are intrepid. You are a pioneer. You understand your mission. You have a grasp on your industry, and you are able to draw conclusions to formulate options, alternatives, and f...
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Lying to Locals in Tongatapu

Within seconds of landing, Tonga felt Polynesian. There was a light breeze in the air that took me back to my previous trip through the South Pacific, and that combined with the scent of coconut oil had me feeling as though I’d never left. Immigration had strung fairy lights across their desks and smiling officials welcomed me to their country. I made my way outside and grinned. I couldn’t believe I was actually in Tonga. Two weeks ago, I had announced to Dave I wanted to visit this little-known...
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