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• A Belgian adventure vessel hired to look for the MV Lyubov Orlova has had to turn back due to engine trouble.
The Orlova’s owner, Reza Shoeybi, has been looking to hire a boat and crew on the European side of the Atlantic to find his drifting cruise ship since it slipped into international waters following a botched tow operation.
On top of that, signals from what’s believed to be an emergency beacon from the Orlova have been received, leading to fears the derelict ship may be in more serious trouble.
• A recent ad posted around Memorial University looking to hire young women for a massage parlor drew negative attention from both the student body and the public recently because of its sexual connotations and the demographic of workers it seemed to be targeting.
One group of sociology students at MUN, though, says the ad was just a job posting and the only thing being violated by the attention it’s getting are the rights of people who choose such a line of work.
“As women are a dominating gender that is working in the sex trade, we just basically want to raise awareness that it’s a women’s choice to use your body however she wishes to use it,” says Nicole Macdonald Lynch.
• Two enterprising young medical students from MUN are taking their interests away from their cardiovascular medicine lab and getting their blood pumping another way: by sending cameras into space.
The Telegram spoke to John Hennessey and Amarnath Mukhopadhyay about their inaugural weather balloon launch last fall. They sent a hydrogen gas-filled balloon with both video and still picture cameras 115,000 feet into the air, and came back with some unique views of the island of Newfoundland. That experiment went so well, the pair wanted to capture Newfoundland in a different season.
“What motivated us the second time is that we wanted to see what Newfoundland looked like when it was covered in snow, and we had promised our viewers and readers from previously that we would show them that,” says Hennessey.
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