Tony Thorne was one of the officers on the Apollo project, advising the team on the task of merging large volumes of data. Thorne, a former counterterrorism officer with the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit, said he was shocked by what he saw in Scotland. “We left Scotland with a process that was not complete or adequate in any way,” he said. The key issues highlighted during the test run reemerged right away, according…"Manchester Bombing: Inside UK’s Counterterrorism Failures"
During UN-organized beach and buffer zone clean-ups, though, youth from both the north and south of Cyprus work side-by-side with peacekeepers. Credit: UNFICYP by Abigail Van Neely (united nations) Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 (IPS) – Along the 180-kilometer-long buffer zone separating the north and south of Cyprus, there is a surprising sign of unity: recycled ammunition boxes no longer hold bullets. They are home to baby birds. Over the…"Collaboration for Conservation in Cyprus — Global Issues"
In the early 90s, trailblazing trio Cypress Hill made music history by blending East Coast hip-hop fundamentals with West Coast Chicano swash. One-third of the group, rapper B-Real, is universally recognizable for his unmistakably iconic nasal twang. B’s alter ego, cannabis cultivator “Dr. Greenthumb,” was born, and the moniker evolved from a character referenced in his tracks to a self-titled dispensary chain. Next came myriad licensing and merchandising deals. While Dr. Greenthumb may have the…"B-Real on Cultivation, Business, and Political Aspirations"
The first and only time I was on national television, I was giving a food tour to a travel TV show host around the San Gabriel Valley, proudly extolling the virtues of Cantonese roast duck, Shaanxi-style stewed lamb and vegetarian Chinese banquet food. I was 22, a recent college graduate who had carved out a niche writing about Chinese food in Los Angeles and terribly camera shy. After the show ran, in a comment somewhere…"Everywhere I go, my Valley girl accent like totally goes too"
HIGHLIGHTS The Surface Laptop Go 3 will pack the 12th-Gen Alder Lake mobile architecture. The Surface Go 4 features a 10.5-inch touchscreen, with a resolution of 1920 x 1280. The Surface Laptop Go 3 starts at $799 in the US, while the price of the Surface Go 4 is still not announced. At the Surface event held recently, Microsoft announced two new laptops, the Surface Laptop Go 3 and Surface Go…"Find out all here Digit.in"
FORT COLLINS, Colo — If you ask EunJi Kwak about her best friend Blue, she’ll tell you without hesitation—he’s the “best scam” she’s ever fallen for. “They told me that he would be a 30-pound border collie, but he’s clearly some kind of funny 70-pound mix now,” Kwak laughed. Kwak credits the 70-pound, furry “scam” with saving her life. Six years ago, before her dog Blue entered her life, she was homeless in Los Angeles…"Odell’s 2023 “Top Dog” winner is the “best scam” his mom ever fell for"
The last remaining original cast member, veteran actor David McCallum’s chief medical examiner Donald “Ducky” Mallard, who was a fan-favorite for two decades, has passed away at age 90. Best known for his roles as a secret agent and a medical examiner, David McCallum has passed away after 20 years as the beloved Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard on NCIS. He was 90. The veteran actor died Monday at New York Presbyterian Hospital as a result…"Mark Harmon Leads Cast, Celebrity Tributes to NCIS’ Ducky, David McCallum"
Ropati Opa sat in the shade on the side of the road beside a carpet of tropical greenery with a massive, fringing coral reef sitting just offshore. He is the mayor of Leone, a seaside village on American Samoa, an island in the South Pacific between Hawaii and New Zealand. As such, it’s his responsibility to help ensure that the coral there stays healthy. Corals attract fish that are beneficial to the Samoan ecosystem, and…"Why corals in American Samoa are thriving despite warmer oceans "
Every five months Irvin Rosenfeld gets a FedEx shipment, courtesy of the federal government, containing six metal canisters, each with 300 perfectly rolled joints of what today would be considered rather mediocre weed. But the quality of the government-issue reefer matters less than the fact that Uncle Sam has been supplying him with it regularly since 1982, when Rosenfeld won the right to smoke cannabis for reasons of medical necessity under the auspices of the…"From MMJ to Special K"
Everyone aspires to turn their house into a lavish palace where they can live as royalty. Luxury is subjective in the same way that art is, to the point where personal preferences are quite important when designing interiors. The concept of elegant simplicity celebrates the art of refinement in luxury interiors, where each design element seamlessly blends both form and function. It prioritises thoughtful curation over opulent excess, favouring clean lines and purposeful minimalism. This…"4 expert tips for embracing aesthetics in luxury home interiors"