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Asia COVID resurgence shatters travel bubble hopes | VOA News

Despite the creation of travel bubbles, which hopes to isolate certain spaces to freely travel while still keeping places limited to stimulate the economy, the cases are still rising. Chinese officials are predicting that the next time they will be able to safely conduct quarantine free travel will be next year. Source: https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/asia-covid-resurgence-shatters-travel-bubble-hopes Read More »

Microsoft and TikTok talks continue after Trump call | BBC News

TikTok is currently still allowed in the United States, despite other countries recently banning the app. Microsoft is now looking to buy TikTok, owned by a Chinese company, which would save the app from possibly being banned. They are proposing to the President that all data will be transferred and stored in the US. President Trump and other countries have ... Read More »

1,000-year-old medieval remedy could be potential antibiotic, scientists say | CNN Health

Scientist and doctors are looking everywhere for answers. Some claim that they might have found an answer in a 1,000-year-old medieval remedy. This remedy consists of onion, wine, garlic salts and bine and it has proven to have some anti biotic traits. This would mainly help with diabetic foot infections, and the effectiveness is still being researched. Source: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/health/medieval-remedy-antibiotic-resistance-alternatives-scn-trnd/index.html Read More »

What to do if you can’t afford college right now | Fox Business

From classes being pushed online to financial situations changing, many are having to rethink the price of their education. COVID-19 has made it harder to afford college, even though it is already difficult. Fox Business walks you through the steps you should take if you cannot afford college right now. Some of the options include in-state schools, a gap year, ... Read More »

Turkey launches new anti-terror operation in east | Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey initiated a new anti-terror operation in the east spearheaded by the country’s Interior Ministry on July 29th. Over a thousand personnel under Operation Yıldırım-4 were launched on July 28 to “completely eliminate the separatist terror group from the country’s agenda and to neutralize terrorists taking shelter in the region.” This operation resulted in eight terrorists being neutralized, 24 caves, ... Read More »

Shoot like SOCOM: The 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge & its long distance relationship with CMMG’s Endeavor Mk3 | Guns America Digest

A specialized group from the US DoD replaced the MK13 bolt-action 300 Winchester Magnums with a 20-inch semiautomatic AR-10 in 6.5 Creedmoor last May 2020. Compared to snipers used by special operations, the 6.5 Creedmoor has 33% longer effective range with less recoil. At 1000 meters, it has double the hit probability, retains 30% more energy, and has 40% less ... Read More »

ATAC private “Red Air” contractors to provide adversary training at Luke and Holloman Air Force Base | The Aviationist

Airborne Tactical Advantage Company was granted two contracts worth up to $240 million to provide over 3,000 flight sorties per year for up to four and half years at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, and Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The company provides “Red Air” aggressor aircraft during military exercises under the Combat Air Forces Contracted Air Support program. ... Read More »

Recordings show lockdown London quieter than 1928 | BBC News

The Museum of London is capturing the soundscape experience during Covid-19 where it has been evident that London streets are quieter than 1928. They are publicly available online for audiences to listen in their website. Foteini Aravani, the Museum of London’s digital curator, said that the challenge for sound engineers was to record the absence of sound, which had become ... Read More »

Actions needed to ensure DOD considers climate risks to contractors as part of acquisition, supply, and risk assessment | U.S. Government Accountability Office

The Government Accountability Office recommends that the DOD integrate climate change into their relevant policy and guidelines to mitigate risks and provide climate resilience in their long-term military plans. Though DOD identified climate change as a threat to its operations, it noted that it has limited ability to conduct assessments compared to access to commercial facilities. GAO provided six recommendations ... Read More »

Canadian military shrinks Middle East footprint as ISIL fight enters new phase | The Outlook

The war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has changed into a new phase resulting in Canada recalling half their troops in the Middle East even after the Covid-19 pandemic passes. This was the first permanent reduction in the Canadian military’s operations since special forces soldiers arrived in October 2014 to help stop ISIL from taking control ... Read More »

How being realistic can be key to your wellbeing | BBC Worklife

Our expectations on an outcome are dependent on how we perceive it. Optimism and pessimism are judgmental biases that make for poor decisions, leading to worse outcomes and lower wellbeing. Though many motivational speakers and life coaches have greatly implied the benefits of positive thinking, research shows that plans based on inaccurate beliefs are bound to deliver worse outcomes than ... Read More »

iPhone 12 shock: Apple’s price changes revealed | Forbes

In case you are in the market for a new iPhone, it might be worth considering the new changes. The iPhone 12 is expected to hit the market soon. When it does, the box will no longer come with a charger or headphones. The new iPhone is also going to have a smaller battery and better camera capabilities. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/07/30/apple-iphone-12-prices-cost-upgrade-iphone-11-pro-max-update/#3a35de94f617 Read More »

Vikings in the North: 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron’s first search and rescue mission | Skies Magazine

Members of the 450 THS live a strict lifestyle where they must be on call at all times in case emergency strikes. Just like a superhero, when duty calls, they spring into action. In May the 450 THS was called into a search and rescue mission, which is normally covered by search and rescue teams. However, they still managed to ... Read More »