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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAqua Expeditions will increase its fleet size by 150% and add new geographic locations over the next two years. The investment and growth strategy were announced from the company’s Singapore headquarters by CEO Francesco Galli Zugaro.“I am thrilled that after a decade of changing the face of river cruising on both the Amazon and the Mekong Rivers we will extend our footprint to coastal cruising in additional soft adventure destinations,” Mr Galli Zugaro said. “It is a tribute to the confidence in our brand shown by our guests and travel agency partners that we are able to make this significant move.”The expansion of Aqua Expeditions has been made possible by a US$28 million capital injection by Bison Capital, emphasising the private equity company’s confidence in the vision of Francesco Galli Zugaro who will remain Aqua’s majority shareholder and fully in charge of the company’s destiny and growth. The first details of new vessels and routings will be announced later this month.Since its founding in 2008, Aqua Expeditions has earned a reputation for bringing five-star luxury to river cruising in remote areas, and the identical level of lavishness and adventure will be featured throughout the company’s expanded fleet and routings.“We succeeded in bringing an unprecedented improvement to experiencing both the Peruvian Amazon and the Mekong by introducing intimate and luxurious boats from which travellers take safari-like excursions led by expert guides to discover jungles, wildlife and local cultures,” Galli Zugaro added. “Back on board there is not only a staff-guest ratio of 1:1, but also ground-breaking cuisine overseen by internationally renowned celebrity chefs.”“We are equally excited about this partnership,” Bison Capital partner Doug Trussler said. “We are impressed by the brand and product Francesco has built and have a high degree of confidence in him and his team to deliver on the vision and goals of global expansion while maintaining dedication to quality and innovation.”Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

first_img Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country That response didn’t satisfy Blackburn. “[S]ome of these organizations have so redacted documents—even after being subpoenaed—that it is impossible for us to get the complete picture of what is actually going on. Others have refused to produce documents required under previous subpoenas, and have threatened to withhold additional subpoenaed information,” she said in a 30 March statement.The new subpoenas include requests for documents from the institutional review board BioMedical Research Institute of America, and from Ganogen, a former company recently converted into a privately funded research institute, which is working to grow organs from aborted fetuses in animals for transplant into humans.  The online publication STAT yesterday identified researcher Eugene Gu of Vanderbilt University in Nashville as the founder of Ganogen.  Gu noted he hadn’t yet received the subpoena and wasn’t sure what his response would be. But he sounded a note for defiance, telling STAT, “It feels like living in North Korea or something … we’re still continuing our research, and we’re not going away … despite any intimidation by the Republicans.”Four other subpoenas were sent to individuals whose names the panel redacted in the released documents, but UNM has confirmed that two of them are faculty members. The subpoenas request details about exchange of tissue samples between UNM and SWO, and the names of personnel involved in these transactions. Another, apparently directed at a UNM-affiliated clinician, calls for documentation of patients referred to SWO or other abortion providers. “[W]e simply cannot comply safely with the demand that accompanies the subpoenas for documents that identify staff and students who worked in the laboratory where this research was conducted,” the university said in a statement given to ScienceInsider. “Such disclosure would expose our employees and students to serious risk of harm.”Several research organizations came to the defense of the university in a letter to Blackburn released yesterday. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) jointly urged the panel to put in place clear rules about how personally identifiable information would be used and safeguarded.A spokesperson for Blackburn maintains that personal information will be handled carefully, but wouldn’t comment on who would have access to any names provided. “It is important to the Chairman to be responsible with the use of these names,” Mike Reynard, communications director for the investigative panel told ScienceInsider, “but it is impossible for the panel to complete our investigation without full knowledge and an understanding of the individuals involved in the transactions and practices.” The subpoenas give recipients until 11 April to provide the requested documents, and several request that they appear for depositions in April. 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Jerrold Nadler (D–NY) worried that the panel would be “complicit” in the murder of researchers if their names were revealed. UNM says it has so far provided the panel with roughly 3000 pages of documents, but refused to reveal the identities of faculty and students involved in the research. A special investigative panel in the U.S. House of Representatives this week intensified its probe into the use of fetal tissue in biomedical research with a dozen new subpoenas aimed at researchers and abortion providers. This second round of inquiries, two of them directed to individual faculty members at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, deepens concerns among some education groups and scientists that personal information revealed in the investigation could make researchers the target of extremist violence.The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, launched last October and led by Representative Marsha Blackburn (R–TN), grew out of Republican backlash over undercover videos released last summer by the Center for Medical Progress, an antiabortion group that accused the organization Planned Parenthood of illegally profiting from the sale of tissue from abortions. The panel sent out more than 30 information requests to universities, companies, and abortion clinics before issuing three formal subpoenas in February to the abortion provider Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO), the tissue procurement company StemExpress, and UNM, whose health sciences center includes labs that work with fetal tissue from abortions performed by SWO. The request included “the identity, by name, of persons who participated in each study” involving fetal tissue, as well as those who transferred tissue to the university. Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Emaillast_img read more