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  • 08 jan 2018
    The Dutch have struggled for centuries to tame the sea. Almost half of their country lies below sea level. Two-thirds are vulnerable to flooding. Since the early 1950s - when the Dutch began construction one of the world’s largest modern-day flood protection projects - they have spent many billions to keep flood waters at bay. These days, Dutch water management technology is in demand the world over. Jan. 3 of this year brought a reality check. A fierce western storm and inland waterways...
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  • 08 jan 2018
    For 30 years, International Living magazine has been serving expats tips on the best deals in foreign real estate and health care. It rates quality of life and climate and investment opportunities. It ranks the most desirable and cheapest-retirement havens on earth. But what makes an ideal overseas retirement haven? “For this year’s Global Retirement Index, we’ve used 12 categories,” says Eoin Bassett, IL International Executive Editor. “Our focus is on the...
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  • 05 jan 2018
    Jane Sun, CEO of the Shanghai-based travel services provider Ctrip, loves this story. In 2017, her company considered offering an 88-day, round-the-world package costing $200,000. One question that loomed large: is there a market for such a service? “How long do you think it took us to sell that?”Sun asked a CNBC host recently? No idea, was the reply. “It took us 17 seconds to sell that. To 22 people.” Ctrip was founded in 1999 and listed on NASDAQ at $18 a share price....
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  • 05 jan 2018
    The America’s Cup never runs out of surprises. Preparations for the 36th AC see the event returning to a monohull design, but not one you had ever imagined. The 2021 event will likely be held off Auckland as the 2017 America's Cup was won by Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s Emirates Team New Zealand. Recently, Team NZ unveiled a foiling monohull featuring 2 ballasted, cantilevering T-foils that will make the 75ft self-righting craft even faster than the 50ft. cats of the 2017 race...
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  • 18 dec 2017
    DELFT The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch foundation that is developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, will start extracting debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in mid-2018. The Ocean Cleanup says its passive systems can remove half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years, at a fraction of the cost of traditional cleanup practices.  The Ocean Cleanup will collect ocean debris using 1 to 2-kilometre (0.62 to 1.24 mile) drifting floating systems. A screen underneath...
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  • 12 dec 2017
    Today, she teaches Outdoor Education at a New Zealand high school. “We take students into the mountains,” she tells Zeilen magazine. “Teach them self-reliance, outdoor survival.” With her husband, she is setting up a foundation that will take youngsters, aged 9 to 13, on expeditions aboard an 80ft sailboat. “To instill self-reliance, teach team work skills.” Few people are better suited to teach self-reliance than Laura Dekker. In 2010, then only 15, she...
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  • 12 dec 2017
    SYDNEY Walker Corporation is Australia’s largest, privately-held property development company whose billionaire founder, Lang Walker, is responsible for eye-catching urban restoration projects. This year, Walker added a superyacht visitor venue: Kokomo Island, part of Fiji’s Kadavu group of islands. Abutting the Great Astrolabe Reef, the private island haunt features 21 luxury beachside villas, each with its own infinity pool, deck and tropical garden. Kokomo is accessible for...
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  • 04 dec 2017
    GENEVA  Jules Verne wrote about space travel and was called a genre writer. "The great regret of my life,” he once said, “is that I have never taken any place in French literature.” Today, Verne’s writings are far from pie-in-the-sky stuff to the Global Future Council on Space Technologies, part of the World Economic Forum. It explores investment opportunities in space in 5 key industries: transport, exploration, energy, construction and real estate. Council members...
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  • 04 dec 2017
    MIAMI Like builders of superyachts, the cruise line sector is discovering marine exploration for a high-end clientele. Miami-based Celebrity Cruises has unveiled the Celebrity Flora, an energy-efficient ship for up to 100 guests, designed specifically for the Galapagos Islands. It offers seamless sea-to-shore transportation, Michelin-starred cuisine and anchorless technology to hold its position without scarring the ocean floor. “Celebrity Flora marks another example of our revolutionary...
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  • 27 nov 2017
    ALICANTE Sponsors of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race include 2 Dutch companies with broad experience in the marine sector: the Damen Shipyards Group and Mastervolt, maker of on-board power systems, are key partners of the 2017-2018 event that began October in this Spanish Mediterranean resort. The race ends in The Hague next June. Damen Shipyards Group, which owns the Amels superyacht maker, provides the Dutch team of AkzoNobel with onshore workshop containers along the race course that crosses 4...
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