NEWS DIGEST 08.08.2021: NASA’s Perseverance fails first Martian sample collection, other science stories

Good morning. Today’s news is from NewsNow’s Science bulletin board. NASA says that its Perseverance rover failed its first attempt to drill rock samples on Mars, an unexpected and disappointing outcome. NASA indicates that it believes future attempts will be … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 08.08.2021: NASA’s Perseverance fails first Martian sample collection, other science stories

NEWS DIGEST 27.06.2020: Stanley Gibbons stamp shop to reopen, other stories

  Today’s News Digest is brought to you from my personal Twitter account @VShah1984. World famous stamp collectors shop Stanley Gibbons @StanleyGibbons, based in the heart of London, has announced via Twitter that it will be re-opening its newly refurbished … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 27.06.2020: Stanley Gibbons stamp shop to reopen, other stories

WADA RUSSIA SPORTS BAN?: Int’l agency recommends sports ban over doping controversy

  Moscow, Russia VIJAY SHAH via Sputnik   The international organisation in charge of protecting the integrity of Olympic athletes against the use of performance-enhancing drugs, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has issues recommendations that the Russian Federation (Russia) from … Continue reading WADA RUSSIA SPORTS BAN?: Int’l agency recommends sports ban over doping controversy

GHOUTA CHEMICAL STRIKE: Dozens of innocent Syrians feared dead

Douma – VIJAY SHAH via TOM ACRES and Sky News In an escalation of the Syrian crisis where government troops allied with the country’s president, Bashar Al-Assad, are fighting rebels in the Ghouta area east of Damascus, a report has come in stating that around 70 people have been killed in a chemical bomb attack blamed on the Syrian army. In what UK media firm Sky News has dubbed ‘one of (the) worst chemical strikes in Syrian history’, dozens of people, many believed to be women and children, were said to have died in Ghouta, a rebel-controlled district on the … Continue reading GHOUTA CHEMICAL STRIKE: Dozens of innocent Syrians feared dead

AN ATM STICKUP: Two methods used to fleece cash machines

Philipsburg – VIJAY SHAH via TecNovedosos Earlier this year, specialists working at Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab announced at a conference held in the Dutch Caribbean territory of Sint-Maarten that bank robbers have found two new, and quite ingenious ways to target ATMs and relieve them of their cash deposits. The IT experts made a presentation in front of delegates at the Computer Security Summit Summit, held on the 4th of April, 2017, where they warned that thieves were upping their game in their attacks on automated bank tellers and gone were the days when all it took was a rope, … Continue reading AN ATM STICKUP: Two methods used to fleece cash machines

AKTSIZNAYA MARKA: The online tax stamps collection of Andrey Vasiunin

If you live in a European, African, Asian or South American country, and are a smoker or know smokers, you may have noticed fancy little labels stuck onto the cigarette boxes or other tobacco products you encounter. Attached like a stamp on an envelope but with the ornate designs and security features of paper money, these little slips of intricacy are neither truly stamps or banknotes. They are in fact cigarette and tobacco tax stamps, a method of collecting taxes by governments. While most countries and territories levy tax on goods such as tobacco and alcohol – the so-called ‘sin … Continue reading AKTSIZNAYA MARKA: The online tax stamps collection of Andrey Vasiunin