Gantz's Submarine Affair probe just the tip of the iceberg
If, as they say, only one-tenth of an iceberg is visible above the water while the other nine-tenths remain submerged, so is Israel’s so-called Submarine Affair. We only know the scant details that lie above the surface, but there is clearly much more to be revealed before we can fathom the full story.That’s why Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s announcement on Sunday that he was establishing a ministerial committee to investigate the affair is a controversial, but nevertheless a welcome development.There has been a cloud over this matter for far too long, and Gantz’s committee will now have the ...
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Police detain men after tip about vehicle with armed group heading to Philly convention center
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police detained two men late Thursday night after receiving a tip that a Hummer vehicle from Virginia with two or three people armed with firearms was headed to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where ballot counting is underway for the presidential election.Just after 10:20 p.m. Eastern time, police reported they had received information about a 2003 gray or silver Hummer with Virginia tags that was occupied by several people armed with AR-15 rifles.A few minutes later a Hummer fitting the description was found parked and unoccupied in the 200 block of North 13th...
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Sideline Chatter: Housekeeping was hoping tip would be triple-doubled
Dropping dimes? Why, yes — 80,000 of them.Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook thanked the housekeeping staff at Orlando’s Grand Floridian hotel with a huge assist — an $8,000 tip — as he departed the NBA bubble.“They took great care of us,” Westbrook told Bleacher Report. “Took the time and energy to do their job at a high level. That was the right thing. I like to do the right thing.”———Headlines— At TheOnion.com: “Mitch Trubisky studying game tapes in hopes of discovering what Bears saw in him in first place.”— At Fark.com: “Swiss Skydiver wins Preakness. Odd, would have thought a horse ...
The Seattle Times
Maura Higgins reveals her top tip for Dancing On Ice class of 2021
Maura Higgins has told the celebrities signing up for 'Dancing On Ice' they have to learn to control their nerves otherwise they'll make mistakes on the live shows.The former 'Love Island' contestant hit the rink on the 2020 series of the ITV programme and she has been watching with interest as the new names have been announced, which so far include 'Emmerdale' actor Joe-Warren Plant, Denise Van Outen and former Hear'Say member Myleene Klass.Maura - who performed with professional Alexander Demetriou - was the sixth star to be voted off the programme and she admits that before some routines sh...
Marijuana bricks worth P2M found abandoned in Mountain Province
Authorities on Sunday found a box containing 17 marijuana bricks worth around P2 million in Bontoc, Mountain Province.Bontoc police and agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) acted on a tip that led to the discovery of the abandoned marijuana bricks in Sitio Sukit, Barangay Samoki around 1 p.m.No suspect was arrested in the operation, police said.The bricks were brought to the PDEA Mountain Province office for proper disposition.
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Ibusuki is a quaint onsen town tucked away at the southern tip of the Satsuma Peninsula in the Kyushu region, making it a convenient day trip from Kagoshima City. The most interesting attraction here is sand bathing where you’ll be buried up to the neck in sand that is naturally heated by hot spring water underneath the beach.Sand bathing is intended to be relaxing, but it is also said to detoxify the body and refresh the skin. This makes it a popular beauty treatment with Japanese tourists, as well as a novel experience for foreign visitors. Several facilities dotting the town’s seafront offe...
Customer leaves $10,000 tip, anonymously, in Florida restaurant
Miami (AFP) - A customer left a $10,000 tip to be divided among the employees of a Florida restaurant, a day before it was forced to close because of the coronavirus outbreak, the owner said.Ross Edlund, the owner of Skillets in Naples, Florida, said on the restaurant's Facebook page on Thursday that the gesture shows there are still "truly fantastic people in the world.""We have an amazing Skillets family that extends to our guests as well," Edlund said. "We couldn't be happier to be a part of a community where this type of generosity exists."Edlund told the local newspaper, the Naples Daily ...
Who better to school us on how to deal with confinement than an astronaut?
French spaceman Thomas Pesquet, who knows perhaps better than anyone else in France what it's like to live in tight, quarantined quarters, has created a Twitter tutorial on how to survive a lockdown. As of noon Tuesday, France follows in the footsteps of Italy and Spain and will be put under a strict lockdown for at least 15 days. In France, there is perhaps no one more qualified to school the public on how to coexist peaceably with others in tight quarters -- with no escape hatch -- than astronaut Pesquet. His first tip (the video is in French but it doesn't take a rocketman to figure it out)...
Beauden Barrett, sharpened tip of All Blacks arrow
Yokohama (Japan) (AFP) - Beauden Barrett once again proved his worth for the All Blacks in their hard-fought 23-13 victory over old rivals South Africa, matching solid defence with fleet-footed attack.A former two-time World Rugby Player of the Year, Barrett has been moved to full-back by All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen to accommodate Richie Mo'unga in the number 10 shirt.It hasn't hindered him, with Barrett's talent and speed in open play, especially on the counter attack, marking him out as one of the world's most dangerous players with ball in hand.Every time he came near the ball at Yok...
China accused of using Twitter, Facebook against Hong Kong protests
San Francisco (AFP) - Twitter and Facebook said Monday they had uncovered a campaign by China to use the social media platforms against pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong."We are disclosing a significant state-backed information operation focused on the situation in Hong Kong, specifically the protest movement and their calls for political change," Twitter said in an online post.Facebook said a tip from Twitter led to the removal of pages, groups and accounts originating in China and involved in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" focusing on Hong Kong.Twitter said it suspended 936 accounts th...