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Old 28-04-2014, 01:39 AM   #118
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One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, the Panama Canal shortcut greatly reduced the amount of time taken for ships to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, enabling them to avoid the lengthy, hazardous Cape Horn route around the southernmost tip of South America via the Drake Passage or Strait of Magellan. The shorter, faster, and safer route to the U.S. West Coast and to nations in and around the Pacific Ocean allowed those places to become more integrated with the world economy. The approximate time to traverse the canal is between 20 and 30 hours....
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SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a Liberty ship built during World War II and named for American Revolutionary War ship captain Jeremiah O'Brien (1744–1818). Now based in San Francisco, the O'Brien is a rare survivor of the 6,939-ship armada that stormed Normandy on D-Day, 1944, and one of only two currently operational WWII Liberty ships afloat of the 2,710 built during the war (the other being the SS John W. Brown based in Baltimore)..Built in just 56 days at the New England Shipbuilding Corporation in South Portland, Maine, and launched on 19 June 1943, this class EC2-S-CI ship not only made four perilous round trip wartime crossings of the Atlantic and served on D-Day,the vessel later saw 16 months of service in both the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean calling at ports in Chile, Peru, New Guinea, the Philippines, India, China, and Australia...

In 1994 the O'Brien, in what was to be an epic 8th voyage, steamed through the Golden Gate, down the west coast, through the Panama Canal,The Panama Canal is a 77 km (48 mi) ship canal in Panama that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. Built from 1904 to 1914, annual traffic has risen from about 1,000 ships in the canal's early days to 14,702 vessels in 2008, measuring a total 309.6 million Panama Canal/Universal Measurement System (PC/UMS) tons..Human trafficking is the trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others;or for the extraction of organs or tissues,including surrogacy and ova removal;or for providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage...trafficking represents an estimated $31.6 billion of international trade per annum in 2010..As of 2013, the U.S. gov estimates that at any given time, approximately 27 million men, women, and children may be victims and within that 27 million, 18,000 people from over 50 countries are trafficked into the US every year and over 300,000 children within the U.S. annually...

Container ships are cargo ships that carry all of their load in truck-size intermodal containers, in a technique called containerization..Arms trafficking, also known as gunrunning, is the illegal trafficking or smuggling of contraband weapons or ammunition..Although arms trafficking is widespread in regions of political turmoil, it is not limited to such areas, and for example, in South Asia,an estimated 63 million guns have been trafficked into India and Pakistan...Pan-ama Canal Zone Police was a force that consisted of more than 400 officers of all ranks split into 2 Divisions, Atlantic and Pacific, and between about 25 stations. It was responsible for the security of Canal Zone property as well as general policing duties, using a wide range of transportation, including boats, horses, motorcycles and patrol cars..Between 1941 and 1957 3 Canal Zone Police officers were killed in separate incidents. Each officer was on Motorcycle patrol and was forced off the road by a speeding car. No suspect was ever charged in the 3 killings...The Port of Tampa is located on the western coast or Suncoast of Florida, approximately 25 miles from open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The boundaries of the Port district includes parts of Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay, McKay Bay,Hillsborough River, and Old Tampa Bay...It has 3 cruise terminals. Nearby attractions are Channelside, The Florida Aquarium, and Ybor City...

In geometry, a pentagon (from pente, which is Greek for the number 5) is any 5-sided polygon. In geometry a polygon is a flat shape consisting of straight lines that are joined to form a closed chain or circuit and traditionally a plane figure that is bounded by a closed path, composed of a finite sequence of straight line segments. The word "polygon" derives from the Greek πολύς (polús) "much", "many" and γωνία (gōnía) "corner", "angle", or γόνυ (gónu) "knee"..5 and 6 form a Ruth–Aaron pair under either definition...The evolution of our modern glyph for five cannot be neatly traced back to the Indians quite the same way it can for 1 to 4...A pentagram is an example of a self-intersecting pentagon..A star chart or star map is a map of the night sky. Astronomers divide these into grids to use them more easily. They are used to identify and locate astronomical objects such as stars, constellations and galaxies. They have been used for human navigation since time immemorial..Boron is a chemical element with symbol B and atomic number 5, it is a low-abundance element in both the solar system and the Earth's crust. Boron is concentrated on Earth by the water-solubility of its more common naturally occurring compounds, the borate minerals..These are mined industrially as evaporites, such as borax and kernite..Chemically uncombined boron, which is classed as a metalloid, is found in small amounts in meteoroids, but is not found naturally on Earth..Nearly all amphibians, reptiles, and mammals which have fingers or toes have 5 of them on each X-Tremity..Using the Latin root,5 musicians are called a Quin-tet... Masters, O Noble Persons, O Brothers, know you that in the time of the Caliph Harun-Al-Rashid, there lived on the golden shore of Persia a man of adventure called Sinbad the Sailor. Strange and wondrous were the tales told of him and his voyages. But who, shall we surmise, gave him his immortality? Who, more than all other sons of Allah, spread glory to the name of Sinbad? Who else, O Brother, but..From a thousand tiny islands, all of a contour, can you select the exact isle? Where is it - East, West, North, South -You'll never find the isle of Dariabar without the benevolent...

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