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  1. https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/weeks-after-heading-out-to-sea-fishing-crew-catches-covid-19
  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000kxwq First Episode of this was very good. Bit of a headspinner to see a character from Generation Kill appearing as a Talking head, looking like he's not handled the passage of time since the war too well...
  3. This was great. Thanks for the post. Started watching this because the firm I work for has just created a product that absorbs PFOS/PFAS from water. Looks like we'll have a lot of work to do...
  4. Fascinating doc exploring links of Finance (particularly Blackstone) and global gentrification from the perspective of a UN Rapporteur https://vimeo.com/428514607 This is available for free till tomorrow with PW: PushBack
  5. Re. Herd immunity.... https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-03-13/china-japan-korea-coronavirus-reinfection-test-positive?_amp=true&__twitter_impression=true Three days later, though, Wang tested positive for the coronavirus again. He was re-hospitalized and his neighbors were locked down once more. His current condition is unknown. Wang, whose full name has not been disclosed for privacy reasons, is one of more than 100 reported cases of Chinese patients who have been released from hospitals as survivors of the new coronavirus — only to test positive for it a second time in the bewildering math of this mysterious illness. what if there is no immunity?
  6. Mainly Muscat, Sohar and Salalah but Duqm will become more regular.
  7. Im travelling there on an almost monthly basis. Glad it’s been dealt with so quickly with the mythical two envelopes. Just surprised it wasn’t the foreign minister?
  8. Given the role of Oman as diplomatic facilitator between US/Iran/Yemen/Israel/insert quarrelling country, I'm intrigued to see what impact the passing of Sultan Qaboos and succession by new leader will have. The stability in Oman has been a solitary positive in the region until now.
  9. Thanks for the responses. Plan B (contacting recruiters) is already underway. Problem is I really enjoy my job and have great colleagues/manager so dont want to change unless it becomes untenable. My preference would be to encourage their plan to fail through concerted heel dragging/low level resistance ie asking for draft contracts to be translated into local languages, taking holidays, requesting further information,etc which pushes them outside their really tight schedule they have set for themselves. this would place pressure on the two individuals who have concocted this plan from the Board. Slim chance perhaps but it feels good to resist There is no single union as we're spread across Europe. Can anyone suggest a good employment lawyer to review contracts?
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