October 23, 2019

A brief history of structural engineering

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Structural engineers indeed play a crucial role in society. On the façade, it might seem that structural engineers are just professionals whose only job is to do a series of mathematical calculations about the strength and resiliency of a built structure, but it’s more than just that. In New Jersey, structural engineers are reliable professionals whose […]

St Patrick’s Day parades

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St Patrick’s Day: around the world in 10 parades From The Irish Times From Montserrat to Moscow, Ireland’s national day celebrated far and wide PARIS March 17th, 1pm The first official St Patrick’s Day parade in the French capital will leave from the Irish Cultural Centre and will follow a route through the Latin Quarter […]

US: Cohen attacks Trump over WikiLeaks, calls him ‘Racist’ and ‘Con Man’

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From Newsmax President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen told the U.S. Congress on Wednesday that Trump is a “racist,” a “con man” and a “cheat” who knew in advance about a release of emails by the WikiLeaks website aimed at hurting his 2016 Democratic presidential rival. Cohen, Trump’s onetime “fixer,” said Trump directed […]

Russia in Africa: Is it becoming a key player?

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By Kumar Malhotra From BBC Russia’s recent activities in Sudan and the Central African Republic have been the subject of intense speculation. That’s because along with renewed economic ties, private Russian military contractors are reported to have been active in both countries. This is particularly sensitive in Sudan, where there have been widespread, often violent […]

OPINION: The Man who thinks he is GOD

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By Jolly Green Vladimir [Rambo] Putin some may consider a false idol. A Russian with a nasty past, presenting an ugly future for the world. He thinks he is God and in Russia, he chooses who will work and who will not, who will get rich and who will stay poor, who will go to […]

Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V has abdicated after just two years on the throne

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AP From Business Insider Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V has abdicated. In a move that took Malaysia by surprise, the king stepped down on Sunday after just two years on the throne. The palace said that the 49-year-old ruler had resigned as Malaysia’s 15th king with immediate effect. No reason was given in for what […]

US Ambassador meets with American held for spying in Russia

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From Newsmax U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman met in Moscow on Wednesday with a Michigan man who has been detained on espionage charges as the American government seeks answers about his arrest. Huntsman said he offered support and assistance to Paul Whelan, a corporate security executive and former Marine, and later spoke to the […]

Destinations of the week

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10 great places to spend New Year’s Eve By Forrest Brown, From CNN Sydney, Australia: Fireworks erupt over Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House. PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images (CNN) — Some of the details may change, but year in and year out, these destinationsaround the world have a well-deserved reputation for traditionally throwing a great […]

Senior European politicians call for new sanctions on Russia after Ukraine aggression

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From WN Several European politicians discussed potential new sanctions against Russia on Tuesday after Moscow captured three Ukrainian vessels at sea over the weekend, according to Reuters. Amid growing fears about a wider conflict growing between Kiev and Moscow, several lawmakers said they were considering tougher sanctions against Moscow. Senior German conservative Borbert Roettgen, a […]

US Cyber Command is reportedly targeting Russian operatives who could interfere in the midterm elections

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Susan Heavey, Reuters From Business Insider The United States has launched a cyber campaign aimed at Russian operatives in an effort to curb misinformation ahead of the November 6 congressional elections, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Sources said the US Cyber Command the military’s cyber warfare division, was targeting individuals associated with influence campaigns […]