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  • The Tails of Comet NEOWISE (Astronomy Picture of the Day)

    07/11/2020 3:49:37 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    APOD.NASA ^ | 11 Jul, 2020 | Miloslav Druckmuller (Brno University of Technology)
    Explanation: Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) is now sweeping through northern skies. Its developing tails stretch some six degrees across this telescopic field of view, recorded from Brno, Czech Republic before daybreak on July 10. Pushed out by the pressure of sunlight itself, the comet's broad, yellowish dust tail is easiest to see. But the image also captures a fainter, more bluish tail too, separate from the reflective comet dust. The fainter tail is an ion tail, formed as ions from the cometary coma are dragged outward by magnetic fields in the solar wind and fluoresce in the sunlight. In this...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 6/5/2020 Newsdump Friday

    06/05/2020 9:57:28 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/5/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A positive sign for the US economy today with the unemployment rate dropping to 13.3 percent last month, an improvement from April's 14.7... The Mayor of Washngton DC, Democrat Muriel Bowser, renaming the plaza near the White House "Black Lives Matter Plaza" with the name "Black Lives Matter" spelled out in large yellow letters on the street there. Her move not looked upon positively by the "Black Lives Matter" organization which said her move was: "a performative distraction from real policy changes" and "a way to appease white liberals while ignoring our demands"...... Questions being asked about the federal law...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 4/27/2020

    04/27/2020 8:38:16 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/27/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Oil prices moving downwards today with a barrel of West Texas Intermediate at 12.58 a barrel.... Two motorcyle officers rammed by a car driving in the wrong direction in a Paris suburb today.... The Syrian government says that three civilians were killed and four wounded in an early morning Israeli airstrike on the Damascus area..... The US military denying a Syrian Arab News Agency Report that two American soldiers are missing...... Fighting reported in Syria between members of the HTS Al Qaeda forces and Turkish soldiers in the Greater Idlib region.... The United States military killed and injured civilians in...
  • Palestinian clans reject treaty ending discrimination against women

    12/22/2019 6:57:10 PM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/22/2019 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Several Palestinian clans have rejected The Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, a move widely seen as a revolt against the PA. Critics of the treaty claim that it goes against Arab and Islamic norms and teachings. “This treaty is unacceptable to Arabs and Muslims,” remarked Palestinian activist Abu Ghassan Shaheen. “It goes against our religion and traditions.” On Saturday, leaders of large Palestinian clans in Hebron called on the PA to withdraw from the treaty. They also called for banning feminist groups from entering Palestinian schools. The clan leaders expressed opposition to the PA’s...
  • Trump’s Openness Is Forcing A Stronger NATO And Europe

    12/03/2019 1:50:09 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 9 replies
    The American people and the world are witnessing a revolution of openness brought on by none other than the frank, brusk, always to the point methods of President Trump. This was on full display this week as Trump held public press conferences with world leaders during the NATO meeting in London, and repeatedly had shockingly open and honest discussions — the things that have always been kept behind closed doors in the past, and then reported via leaks through a partisan media. Trump’s method forces difficult issues out into the light without the bias filter. With French President Emmanuel Macron,...
  • 'Circumcision ban will end Jewish communities in Europe'

    12/01/2019 9:13:25 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 79 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/19 | Yoni Kempinski
    Arutz Sheva spoke with Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER), at a gathering of its Standing Committee in Geneva, Switzerland. How more challenging and scary has being a Jew in Europe become? "It's very challenging, as an individual and as a community." You're referring to fears of anti-Semitism? "Yes. We witnessed an attack on Yom Kippur in eastern Germany, not ISIS - Neo-Nazis. In the last years, no Jews were killed by neo-Nazis in Europe. It's a whole new phenomenon." "We have problems today from the left and the right and the center. This is...
  • Trump administration to reduce NATO aid

    11/27/2019 5:49:00 PM PST · by Farcesensitive · 27 replies
    No Excerpt due to USA Today. Link: https://news.yahoo.com/trump-administration-reduce-nato-aid-215515120.html
  • EU denies subsidies were used for state corruption

    11/04/2019 2:37:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.04.2019 | kmm/aw (dpa/AFP)
    A European agency hit back on Monday against claims that money meant for farming was used to prop up “oligarchs and political patrons” in central and eastern Europe. The European commission has “zero tolerance to fraud” and “very clear rules for how funds should be managed” insisted spokesman Daniel Rosario against allegations published in the New York Times. Mina Andreeva, spokeswoman for OLAF — the EU anti-fraud office also denied that it was the EU’s job to ensure farming subsidies were spent correctly. ”We are not here to replace national governments,” she said. “We cannot and will not do the...
  • Trump’s Big Move On Turkey May Gain U.S. Goals

    10/20/2019 2:22:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies
    nysun ^ | October 18, 2019 | Conrad Black
    The controversy over President Trump’s pullout on the Turkish–Syrian border will settle down quickly. It is another useful debunking of ancient shibboleths and decrepit truisms, like the long-impregnable encrustation of false wisdom that moving the U.S embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would unleash hell upon the whole Middle East. There are about 35 million Kurds, approximately half of them in Turkey, where they make up about a fifth of Turkey’s population. A century ago almost all the Kurds had been in the Ottoman Empire, which the Allied powers broke up after World War I, a foolish decision that is on...
  • Prague to remove statue of Soviet marshal who led Red Army forces

    09/12/2019 2:34:30 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/12/2019
    A district assembly in Prague voted on Thursday to remove a statue of a Soviet World War Two marshal and replace it with a more general memorial following a row that has drawn in the Czech president and Russian authorities. The statue of Marshal Ivan Konev, who led the Red Army forces that liberated most of Czechoslovakia and entered Prague on May 9, 1945, was erected in 1980. It has been the subject of controversy since the 1989 fall of communism because of Konev’s later endeavors, which included a leading role in crushing the 1956 Hungarian uprising as well as...
  • Muslims on edge, Czech Gov't encourages citizens to arm themselves & be prepared to shoot Terrorists

    09/01/2019 4:54:34 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 37 replies
    FLN ^ | 8/26/19 | firesidechat
    The Czech government has proposed a bill stating that ordinary citizens with a weapons permit can engage and shoot to kill terrorists, reports NTB. The goal is that also ordinary citizens should be able to help prevent lives being lost if a terrorist is about to carry out an attack, according to the Czech news agency CTK. According to the agency, the Interior Ministry has submitted a bill to the National Assembly, and it is hoped that it will be adopted and taken into effect within the next year. Interior Minister Milan Chovanec justifies the proposal with what we have...
  • New light on contested identity of medieval skeleton found at Prague Castle

    08/22/2019 6:56:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Thursday, August 22, 2019 | University of Bristol
    Lead author Professor Nicholas Saunders, from Bristol's Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, said: "A number of studies have recently begun to re-interpret the remains and ours provides a new analysis. "The goods found with the remains are a mix of foreign (non-Czech) items, such as the sword, axe and fire striker (a common piece of Viking equipment), and domestic objects, such as the bucket and the knives. "The sword is especially unique as it is the only one discovered in 1,500 early medieval graves so far found in Prague Castle. "Perhaps he was a Slav from a neighbouring region, who...
  • Huawei helped North Korea build wireless network and secretly collected Czech data

    07/22/2019 2:59:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 07/22/2019 | Stuart Lau
    On Monday, The Washington Post reported that, based on sources and documents it had obtained from a former Huawei employee, the company had “secretly helped” Pyongyang build and maintain North Korea’s commercial wireless network. Huawei partnered with Panda International Information Technology, a Chinese state-owned firm, on a number of projects spanning at least eight years, according to The Post’s report. The revelations raise questions about whether Huawei, which has used American technology in its components, violated US export controls to furnish equipment to North Korea, where the isolated regime has faced extensive international sanctions over its nuclear weapons programme and...
  • Was chess grandmaster caught looking at pawn on the toilet? Cheating scandal after [tr]

    07/12/2019 9:32:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2019 | Leon Watson
    The world of elite chess has been engulfed in a cheating scandal after a picture emerged of a top grandmaster sat on a toilet using a mobile phone during a tournament. Police are investigating after Igors Rausis, who has represented Latvia, Bangladesh and the Czech Republic, was caught 'red-handed' in France, the game's governing body Fide said. Phones are banned at chess tournaments because of chess software that can be used to suggest winning moves. Rausis, aged 58, had aroused suspicion by reaching the game's top echelon at an age most players decline in strength.
  • EU against relocation of embassies to Jerusalem

    07/10/2019 11:07:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    INN ^ | 07/11/19 05:05 | Elad Benari
    The European Union (EU) tried to prevent the continued trend of member states opening representative offices in Jerusalem but the initiative failed, Kan 11 News reported on Wednesday. According to the report, the EU did not like the decision of some European countries to open economic offices in Jerusalem and senior officials tried to lead to the drafting of an official document that would obligate all EU member states and determine, “Until a final agreement on Jerusalem is reached, the EU and its member states will continue to respect the international agreement on the location of the diplomatic missions.” Israel...
  • Two millennia pile-on at burial mound [Le Tumulus des Sables]

    04/23/2019 10:55:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Cosmos Magazine ^ | April 8, 2019 | Dyani Lewis
    In France, the Bell Beaker period lasted from around 2500 to 1800 BCE... But ceramics from as far back as the middle Neolithic -- around 5500 BCE -- and as recently as the Iron Age -- around 1000 BCE -- have also been found at the site... James and colleagues date a further eight individuals, using teeth from seven adults and one child. [Six of the teeth were from the Bell Beaker period, but one was much older -- dating to between 3650 and 3522 BCE -- and one much younger -- from 1277 to 1121 BCE... It's not known...
  • Firearms manufacturer choosing Little Rock for headquarters; 565 jobs coming in 6 years

    04/23/2019 11:56:20 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies
    Fox 16 Little Rock ^ | 23 APR 19 | staff
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News Release) – CZ-USA, the U.S.-based affiliate of Czech firearms manufacturer Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod (CZUB), announced today plans to locate their North American Headquarters and build a new manufacturing facility on approximately 73 acres at the Port of Little Rock. CZ-USA plans to implement a two-phase approach with an investment of up to $90 million and create some 565 jobs over a six-year period. CZ products are considered some of the highest-quality firearms in defense, competition and sport shooting around the world. “As CZ looked to increase our presence in North America, it engaged in...
  • Honduras to move embassy to Jerusalem

    03/25/2019 3:00:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 03/24/2019 | David Rosenberg
    Honduras announced plans to move its diplomatic mission in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, opening a new embassy in the Israeli capital city. President Juan Orlando Hernandez made the announcement Sunday, during the 2019 American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington DC. Speaking at the opening meeting of the conference, Hernandez said his country would “immediately” open an “official diplomatic mission” in the Israeli capital city. "Honduras will immediately open our official diplomatic mission and this will extend our embassy to the capital of Israel, Jerusalem." The Hernandez government had previously floated the possibility of moving the Honduran...
  • ROMANIA AT AIPAC: WE WILL MOVE OUR EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM

    03/25/2019 2:54:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/25/2019
    Romania has announced on Sunday that it will be moving its embassy to Jerusalem. Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă made the announcement during her speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference, which began on Sunday in Washington, DC. "I, as prime minister of Romania, and the government I lead, will move our embassy to Jerusalem," Dăncilă said. "Our support of the State of Israel and the Jewish community is constant. I am determined to contribute to closer relations between Israel and the entire European Union, particularly now, when Romania is holding the presidency of the Council of...
  • Czech Republic PM Gives President Trump A CZ 75 Republika Pistol

    03/18/2019 5:03:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    The Firearms Blog ^ | 12 March, 2019 | Doug E
    President Donald Trump meeting with Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. Image from KFOXtv.com The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Andrej Babiš planned to present a special edition of the CZ 75 pistol to President Donald Trump during his visit to the White House on March 7, 2019. The Republika pistol was made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the independence of Czechoslovakia in 1918 and only one hundred were produced.  Aktuálně.cz reported that President Trump was to receive serial number CSR-1946 in honor of his birth year.Image from czub.cz Example of a CZ 75 Republika. Image from czub.cz. As you...