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  • Woman Goes For A Walk And Accidentally Discovers Huge 900-Year-Old Treasure Trove

    05/31/2024 9:02:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    IFL Science ^ | May 31, 2024 | DR. KATIE SPALDING
    They'll probably look more impressive when they're clean. Image credit: ARCHEOLOGICKÝ ÚSTAV AV ČR ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you’ve been trying to convince yourself to exercise more lately, consider the recent case of a woman in the Czech Republic who went out for a walk one day and accidentally found a treasure trove of more than 2,150 silver coins dating from more than 900 years ago. It’s a discovery that “can be compared to winning a million in the jackpot,” said Filip Velímský, an archaeologist from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague, in a statement translated from the...
  • Baxter: Product contained live bird flu virus

    03/05/2009 12:23:03 PM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 15 replies · 893+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 27th February 2009 | By Helen Branswell
    The company that released contaminated flu virus material from a plant in Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses. And an official of the World Health Organization’s European operation said the body is closely monitoring the investigation into the events that took place at Baxter International’s research facility in Orth-Donau, Austria. “At this juncture we are confident in saying that public health and occupational risk is minimal at present,” medical officer Roberta Andraghetti said from Copenhagen, Denmark. “But what remains unanswered are the circumstances surrounding the incident in the Baxter facility in Orth-Donau.” The...
  • Mass production of super-powerful three-ton FAB-3000 aerial bombs has begun in Russia.

    03/21/2024 3:59:59 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 46 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | 3/21/24 | Ilya Vedmedenko
    It is not reported whether UMPC control modules will be installed on them. The Russians began mass production of three-ton FAB-3000 aerial bombs . This was reported to the Russian Ministry of Defense following the results of Minister Sergei Shoigu’s trip to the enterprises of the military-industrial complex in the Nizhny Novgorod region. “Sergei Shoigu was informed that mass production of FAB-3000 has been organized at the enterprise since February of this year,” the Russian department said in a statement.
  • How the Czech Republic has just stopped Putin cold and saved Ukraine

    03/14/2024 6:13:00 AM PDT · by dennisw · 127 replies
    MSN ^ | 3-- 13 | David Axe
    Russia went to war in Ukraine two years ago with twice as many artillery pieces as Ukraine had. But it isn’t the advantage in howitzers that really matters – it’s the advantage in shells. The Czechs found, for Ukraine, nearly a million shells precisely when Ukraine needed those million shells the most: at the peak of Russia’s winter offensive. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Czech artillery initiative probably saved entire Ukrainian cities, by giving the Ukrainian army the firepower to resist a much bigger Russian army. It’s no secret how Ukraine got into an artillery bind late...
  • How Czechia plans to connect Europe’s major rivers

    12/22/2023 9:55:01 AM PST · by Chode · 10 replies
    #Czechia looks to dig a new canal to connect three peripheral seas: the #BlackSea, the #BalticSea, and the #NorthSea. #European commerce and trade would flow uninterrupted from one end to the other.
  • Prague gunman David Kozak shared mass shooting fantasies online

    12/21/2023 6:53:47 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    To the outside world, he was an introverted loner, but online the Prague University gunman was not shy about sharing his sick fantasies to kill. David Kozak used online platform Telegram to muse on massacres and mass murder, while also boasting of his plans to carry out a school shooting, according to Czech media. He said his Telegram channel would be a “diary” of his life “before the shooting”. “I want to do school shooting and possibly suicide,” the 24-year-old wrote in one chilling post, before adding: “I always wanted to kill. I thought I would become a maniac in...
  • More Than 14 Killed in Mass Shooting in Downtown Prague

    12/21/2023 3:03:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Euronews ^ | 21/12/2023
    Police vehicles drive towards the building housing the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University in downtown Prague, 21 December 2023 By Euronews Published on 21/12/2023 - 17:31•Updated 21:12 Share this article Comments The shooter, now believed to be deceased, opened fire in a university building in the city's downtown area. A mass shooting in downtown Prague has seen more than 14 people killed and left at least 25 injured. According to Czech police and the city's rescue service, the individual responsible for the shooting is also deceased. Authorities have not provided specific details about the victims, but have said that the...
  • Czech police say people have been killed in a shooting in downtown Prague

    12/21/2023 7:48:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    AP News ^ | Updated 9:41 AM CST, December 21, 2023 | Staff
    PRAGUE (AP) — A shooting in downtown Prague killed several people and wounded dozens of others, and the person who opened fire is dead, Czech police said Thursday. Police gave no details about the victims or the circumstances of the gunfire in the Czech Republic’s capital. They said officers were deployed due to a shooting at a school in Jan Palach Square. The philosophy department of Charles University, which is located at the square, was evacuated, Prague Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda said. The police department said the square has been sealed off. It urged people also to leave the surrounding streets...
  • At Least 15 Dead, Several More Injured in Prague University Shooting

    12/21/2023 9:55:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Dec 2023 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    At least 15 people were shot dead by a gunman from a balcony on the faculty of arts at the University of Prague on Thursday, with the gunman reported by local media to have fallen from the roof. A mass shooter has been “eliminated” and “here are several dead and dozens of injured” around the faculty of arts building at the University of Prague, Czech police said on Thursday. Czech newspaper Lidové Noviny reports the mayor of Prague Bohuslav Svoboda told their publication that the presumed shooter had fallen from the building and was now dead. Images circulated on social...
  • A snowstorm brings Munich airport to a standstill and causes travel chaos in central Europe

    12/03/2023 4:29:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 12 02 2023 | Staff
    All flights were grounded at Munich’s airport Saturday after a winter storm dumped snow across southern Germany and parts of Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, affecting travel across the region. After initially announcing a halt in air traffic until noon on Saturday, the airport later announced flights would be canceled until 6 a.m. Sunday. Other airports in the region, including in the Swiss financial capital, Zurich, also announced weather-related delays and cancellations. Trains to and from Munich’s central station were also halted, Germany’s national railway said, advising passengers to delay or reroute their journeys. The news agency dpa reported...
  • Travel chaos worldwide as heavy snow blankets European cities to Hawaiian peaks

    12/02/2023 5:21:25 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Nypost ^ | 12/02/2023 | Deirdre Bardolf
    Travel was halted across Europe Saturday as heavy snow blanketed cities and freezing temperatures set in following a week of deadly early-season storms. Flights were grounded in Munich and Dublin Saturday after a winter storm dumped snow across southern Germany and parts of Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, disrupting travel across the continent.
  • European Parliament votes to abolish member states’ veto

    11/28/2023 1:44:26 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    Cyprus Mail ^ | November 22, 2023 | Tom Cleaver
    The vote passed with a razor-thin majority of 291 votes in favour to 274 against, with 44 abstentions. The main proposed changes include the abolition of the principle of unanimity in a total of 65 areas of law, as well as transferring competencies from the member states to the European Union. These include the transfer of inclusive competency on the matters of environmental protection and biodiversity, meaning that law pertaining to those matters would be entirely set at the European level. In addition, the shared competencies would be expanded to seven new areas, those being foreign and security policy, border...
  • Silicon Valley elites revealed as buyers of $800m of land to build utopian city

    08/26/2023 8:02:45 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 84 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/26/2023 | Abené Clayton
    After weeks of local speculation, the purchasers of 55,000 acres of northern California land have been revealed. The group Flannery Associates – backed by a cohort of Silicon Valley investors – has quietly purchased $800m worth of agricultural and empty land, the New York Times has reported. Their goal is to build a utopian new town that will offer its thousands of residents reliable public transportation and urban living, all of which would operate using clean energy. The land bought by the firm encircles Travis air force base in Fairfield, a city of about 120,000 residents and home to the...
  • Federal charge says former North Dakota lawmaker traveled to Prague with intent to rape minor

    10/30/2023 1:49:49 PM PDT · by Coronal · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2023 | Jack Dura
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A former, longtime North Dakota lawmaker has been indicted on a federal charge alleging he traveled to Prague with the intent to rape a minor. The four-page indictment against former state Sen. Ray Holmberg also charges him with one count of receiving images depicting child sexual abuse. The indictment was filed Thursday in federal court in North Dakota. It accuses the 79-year-old Holmberg of traveling from North Dakota to the Czech Republic from about June 2011 to November 2016 with the intent to rape a person under the age of 18.
  • See stunning likeness of Zlatý kůň, the oldest modern human to be genetically sequenced News

    08/01/2023 6:43:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | 7-31-23 | Jennifer Nalewicki
    Researchers created a facial approximation of a 45,000-year-old individual who is believed to be the oldest anatomically modern human ever to be genetically sequenced. In 1950, archaeologists discovered a severed skull buried deep inside a cave system in Czechia (the Czech Republic). Because the skull was split in half, researchers concluded that the skeletal remains were of two separate individuals. However, through genome sequencing done decades later, scientists concluded that the skull actually belonged to a single person: a woman who lived 45,000 years ago. Researchers named her the Zlatý kůň woman, or "golden horse" in Czech, in a nod...
  • Rep. Roy protects US cities from CCP exploitation

    04/19/2023 3:10:44 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 8 replies ^ | 4/19/2023 | Press Release
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Chip Roy (R-TX-21) and Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2), joined by Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), introduced the Sister City Transparency Act to create a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on sister city partnerships in the United States that pose potential national security threats. Sister cities exist ostensibly to promote cultural exchange and economic development. However, the Chinese Communist Party has begun using these partnerships with U.S. cities to push their geopolitical objectives. Rep. Roy said, "The Chinese Communist Party is a direct, existential threat to our country; we need to start acting like it. For too long,...
  • Thousands turn out for anti-government protest in Prague (inflation and the ukraine/russia war)

    04/17/2023 4:20:32 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 3 replies
    ABC ^ | 4-16-23 | AP
    Thousands of people rallied again in the Czech capital on Sunday to protest high inflation and demand the government’s resignation. It was the second such rally at Prague’s Wenceslas Square after one on March 11 that was organized by a new political party known as PRO under an "against the poverty" banner. The demonstrators, speakers at the protest and the head of the populist group, Jindrich Rajchl, blamed the European Union and the Czech government for soaring inflation and all repeatedly called on the current five-party coalition to resign. “We want the government’s resignation,” Rajchl told the crowd. Rajchl, a...
  • Justice Department Announces Charges and New Arrest in Connection with Assassination Plot Directed from Iran

    02/06/2023 12:51:56 PM PST · by ransomnote · 6 replies ^ | 1/27/2023 | Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, January 27, 2023 Members of Eastern European Organized Crime Group Allegedly Plotted to Murder a U.S. Citizen of Iranian Origin in New York City Who Has Publicly Opposed the Iranian GovernmentA federal court in New York today unsealed murder-for-hire and money laundering charges against three members of an Eastern European criminal organization for plotting the murder of a U.S. citizen who has been targeted by the Government of Iran for speaking out against the regime’s human rights abuses.According to court documents, Rafat Amirov, aka Farkhaddin Mirzoev, aka Pᴎᴍ, aka Rome, 43, of Iran; Polad Omarov, aka Araz...
  • Czech president-elect causes stir with call to Taiwan

    01/31/2023 7:55:40 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 7 replies
    Radio Prague ^ | 01JAN2023 | Staff
    The new Czech head of state, who is due to take office on March 9, has clearly indicated that the era of outgoing President Miloš Zeman’s pro-Chinese policy is well and truly over. Just hours after winning the presidential elections, he was on the phone to President Zelensky to assure him about continued Czech support in the war against Russia and on Monday he raised the ire of China by holding a telephone conversation with the president of Taiwan, despite the fact that the China-claimed island has no formal relations with Prague. “Today, I spoke with the president of Taiwan...
  • 3 Organized crime members with ties to Iran charged in assassination attempt against US citizen in NY

    01/28/2023 8:40:16 AM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Fox/MSN ^ | 1-27-23
    A New York federal court on Friday unveiled an indictment charging three men on murder-for-hire and money laundering charges for plotting the assassination of a U.S. citizen targeted by the Iranian government. All three men, associated with an Eastern European criminal organization, are in custody and will stand trial in the U.S., Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed. The Department of Defense has not named the victim, though Fox News confirmed the individual is Masih Alinejad, who was the target of a 2021 kidnapping plot that was foiled by the FBI.