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  • ARCHAEOLOGISTS UNCOVER 13,000-YEAR-OLD BREWERY IN THE CARMEL

    09/14/2018 6:08:43 AM PDT · by ASA Vet · 30 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | September 13, 2018 | TAMARA ZIEVE
    Study found the earliest evidence of alcohol production in a cave in northern Israel.Researchers have discovered the earliest evidence of alcohol production, from 13,000 years ago, in the Rakefet Cave in the Carmel, Haifa University announced Thursday. The discovery was made in a joint archaeological collaboration project by Haifa University and Stanford University researchers.Archaeologists analyzed three stone mortars from the 13,000-year-old Natufian burial cave site in Israel, concluding that these mortars were used for brewing wheat/barley, as well as for food storage. The researchers explained that the earliest archaeological evidence for cereal-based brewing, even before the advent of agriculture, comes...
  • There have been reports of gunfire and explosions at a tourist complex in the Philippines.

    06/01/2017 6:56:32 PM PDT · by ASA Vet · 49 replies
    Philippine Times ^ | Friday, June 2, 2017
    PanARMENIAN. Net - There have been reports of gunfire and explosions at a tourist complex in the Philippines.Police and Swat teams were deployed to Resorts World Manila at about 01:30 local time (17:30 GMT), CNN Philippines reports citing BBC News. Staff at one hotel told the outlet a masked gunman was on the second floor, firing at guests. The Philippines Fire Protection Bureau confirmed reports of a fire in the same area. News site Rappler.com is reporting that several people have been wounded. The complex wrote on Twitter: "Resorts World Manila is currently on lockdown following reports of gunfire from...
  • Lack of Russia experts has some in U.S. worried

    12/30/2015 7:44:12 PM PST · by ASA Vet · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Dec 30, 2015 | Karoun Dermirjian
    While the international war against the Islamic State and a multilateral nuclear deal with Iran underscore Russia s growing influence in major foreign policy challenges around the world, there are growing concerns that Washington s lack of understanding of its one time chief adversary is proving to be a critical national security risk. Top intelligence and national security officials, including the top general of NATO, have warned that the United States depth of knowledge and capacity for collecting information on Russia is not up to snuff, given the stakes of the conflicts at hand and the threat an unpredictable Kremlin...
  • Live feed from KTVI St. Louis (FOX)

    08/12/2014 3:35:15 PM PDT · by ASA Vet · 25 replies
    KTVI St. Louis ^ | 8/12/14 | KTVI Live Feed
    KTVI live feed
  • Earthquake 7.9 East of Philippines

    08/31/2012 6:23:22 AM PDT · by ASA Vet · 70 replies
    Reuters Manila ^ | 8/31/2012 | Reuters
    MANILA (Reuters) - An earthquake of 7.9 magnitude struck off the Philippines on Friday and a tsunami warning had been issued for the region, ...
  • Rep. Gosar Increases Pressure on Holder “No Confidence” Resolution Introduced in House

    01/03/2012 12:06:09 PM PST · by ASA Vet · 8 replies
    Email from GOA | Jan 3, 2012 | Gun Owners of America
    Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) recently introduced a resolution expressing “no confidence” in the Attorney General of the United States for his role in the Fast and Furious scandal. Attorney General Eric Holder has been hauled before Congress multiple times to explain a government operation that led to thousands of firearms going to violent drug cartels in Mexico, and which have turned up at crime scenes on both sides of the border. Holder initially denied knowing about the operation before admitting that “mistakes” were made, yet he remains uncooperative with Congress’s efforts to get to the bottom of the gunrunning scheme....
  • Why hasn't Rick Perry filled out his Second Amendment Questionnaire

    12/22/2011 2:55:46 PM PST · by ASA Vet · 30 replies
    GOA via email | Dec 22, 2011 | Tim Macy
    Gun Owners of America has sent a Second Amendment Questionnaire to every Presidential candidate for this election year. We've gotten them back from several of the candidates -- even Newt Gingrich, after I met with him earlier this month to ask why he hadn't sent his back. But we haven't received one from either Rick Perry or Mitt Romney. The fact that Romney is not getting his questionnaire back is understandable, since he has been all over the map on gun ownership. Recently he's sounding pro-gun, but his history is anything but that. Rick Perry, however, has a solid record...
  • Gunmen free 47 hostages in Philippines

    12/13/2009 6:55:59 AM PST · by ASA Vet · 1 replies · 227+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 13, 2009 | AP
    PROSPERIDAD, Philippines (AP) - Gunmen freed Sunday the 47 hostages they were holding at a jungle hideout in the southern Philippines after government negotiators agreed not to arrest the outlaws for the abductions or past murder charges, officials said. The remote jungle encampment had been surrounded by troops and snipers. Vice Governor Santiago Cane of Agusan del Sur province said the hostages left aboard two army trucks. The gunmen—former government-armed militiamen—then surrendered their assault rifles, grenades and ammunition. Freed hostages inside a military vehicle arrive at a hospital shortly after being released in Prosperidad town, Agusan del Sur, southern Philippines,...
  • Somali pirates seize Chinese ship in Indian Ocean

    10/19/2009 3:31:14 PM PDT · by ASA Vet · 25 replies · 1,053+ views
    Yahoo News - Singapore ^ | Oct 20, 2009 | Reuters
    MOGADISHU - Somali pirates were behind the hijacking of a Chinese bulk carrier with 25 Chinese crew seized in the Indian Ocean on Monday, a member of the gang said. "We have captured a Chinese ship carrying fuel," gang member Hassan told Reuters by phone from Haradheere, a pirate stronghold north of the Somali capital, Mogadishu. "My friends will bring the ship to either Haradheere or Hobyo. We have not yet decided but it is heading towards this area." The European Union's counter-piracy force said earlier the vessel was seized 550 nautical miles northeast of the Seychelles and 700 nautical...
  • Somali pirates hijack Philippines operated ship

    10/15/2008 5:50:11 PM PDT · by ASA Vet · 16 replies · 790+ views
    AFP via Yahoo (Asia Pacific) ^ | 10/15/2008 | Agence France-Presse
    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15, 2008 (AFP) - Somali pirates hijacked a Philippines-managed bulk carrier with 21 sailors aboard on Wednesday, a maritime watchdog said. Noel Choong, head of the International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) piracy reporting centre in Kuala Lumpur, told AFP pirates boarded the vessel at 0344 GMT in the notorious Gulf of Aden.
  • Qassam lands in Sderot backyard

    06/24/2008 8:18:30 AM PDT · by ASA Vet · 7 replies · 128+ views
    YNet ^ | 6/24/08 | Shmulik Hadad
    Ceasefire seems shakier than ever as Palestinians launch three Qassam rockets from Gaza. House damaged in Sderot, two women suffer from shock. Olmert: This is a blatant violation of ceasefire. Islamic Jihad vowed reprisal earlier for IDF operation in West Bank Shmulik Hadad Published: 06.24.08, 15:53 / Israel News Ceasefire shattered? Residents of Israel's south were rattled to hear the 'Color Red' rocket alert sirens blare throughout their towns twice on Tuesday afternoon as Palestinian terror groups launched three Qassam rockets from Gaza. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. One of the rockers landed in the backyard of...
  • General Wayne Downing dead

    07/17/2007 11:08:40 PM PDT · by ASA Vet · 38 replies · 5,097+ views
    Intel source | 7/18/2007 | Self
    Retired Four Star General Wayne Downing died earlier today. He was born 10 May 1940. Military career Commander in Chief of the United States Special Operations Command 1991-93 : Commanding General, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina 1989-91 : Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg. commanded all U.S. Special Operations Forces during the Operation Just Cause, Panama commanded a joint special operations task force during Operation Desert Storm, Iraq 1984 and 1985: Commanded the 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia Post 9/11 In 2001, Downing came out of retirement to coordinate the national campaign...
  • A new generation of scientific mavericks is not content to merely tinker with life's genetic code.

    05/29/2007 9:46:38 AM PDT · by ASA Vet · 104 replies · 1,648+ views
    Newsweek International ^ | June 4, 2007 issue | Lee Silver
    June 4, 2007 issue - It last happened about 3.6 billion years ago. a tiny living cell emerged from the dust of the Earth. It replicated itself, and its progeny replicated themselves, and so on, with genetic twists and turns down through billions of generations. Today every living organism—every person, plant, animal and microbe—can trace its heritage back to that first cell.
  • Macaque Genome Deciphered; May Herald Medical Breakthroughs

    04/12/2007 6:57:06 PM PDT · by ASA Vet · 10 replies · 632+ views
    National Geographic Society ^ | April 12, 2007 | Stefan Lovgren
    Scientists have finished sequencing the genome of the rhesus macaque monkey in work they say will enhance medical research in a wide range of areas, including HIV and neuroscience. The findings will also advance scientists' understanding of primate evolution and what makes humans genetically distinct.
  • Study: Primates may have come along earlier than thought

    01/16/2007 12:19:26 PM PST · by ASA Vet · 41 replies · 1,113+ views
    The Gainesville Sun ^ | 16 Jan 2007 | JACK STRIPLING
    Primates that eventually gave rise to human beings came on the scene shortly after the extinction of dinosaurs, a full 10 million years earlier than the fossil record has ever conclusively illustrated, according to a new paper co-authored by a University of Florida faculty member.
  • Schools in far South municipalities reopening

    11/29/2006 7:07:07 AM PST · by ASA Vet · 10 replies · 265+ views
    Thai News Agency ^ | Wednesday, Nov 29, 2006 | TNA
    Schools in far South municipalities reopening PATTANI, Nov 29 (TNA) - Despite the weekend action by teachers to close schools in Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala, many schools in municipality areas in the three southern border provinces have reopened. Most schools in Thailand's southern border provinces remained closed Wednesday due to teacher fears of escalating violence, but educational institutions in the towns and cities were resuming classes. In Pattani, where two teachers were killed by insurgents last week, over 300 schools remained closed for the third day since the Pattani Teachers Federation voted last weekend to close all 322 schools in...
  • Southern teachers to discuss unrest

    11/29/2006 6:54:58 AM PST · by ASA Vet · 1 replies · 188+ views
    The Bangkok Post ^ | Wednesday, November 29, 2006 | Thai News Agency (TNA)
    Southern teachers to discuss unrest (TNA) - The teachers' confederation in the five southern border provinces will meet on Saturday to consider the future of schools in the South, and to present ideas and demands to the government about the violence in the region. Teachers' confederation chairman Pairat Wihakarat said that representatives from teachers' organisations, allied civil society organisations, and other agencies concerned will attend the meeting to consider solutions to end the unrest and plans to propose them to the Prime Minister. He said the government failed to respond to recommendations they previously submitted to the government. The teacher...
  • Israeli stabbed to death in Australia

    08/05/2006 8:40:16 PM PDT · by ASA Vet · 108 replies · 1,928+ views
    The Bangkok Post ^ | Sunday August 06, 2006 | dpa via The Bangok Post
    Israeli stabbed to death in Australia Sydney (dpa) - An Israeli was stabbed to death by a gang of men who jumped out of a car and cornered him outside a store in Sydney's Bondi Beach, a Jewish community spokesman said Sunday. Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive Vic Alhadeff said that witnesses to the late Saturday attack told him the 36-year-old victim was an Israeli national. He was taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds, where he died. "There was a carload of people who stopped, and they got out and they assaulted him pretty brutally, and some of...
  • Re-elected! Reagan stamp reissued

    06/16/2006 12:14:25 PM PDT · by ASA Vet · 14 replies · 527+ views
    USPS internal website ^ | June 16th, 2006 | USPS
    Re-elected! Reagan stamp reissued Reminiscent of his landslide re-election to a second term as President of the United States in 1984, Ronald Reagan won overwhelming support as the stamp in his honor was “re-elected” in its new 39-cent denomination this week. “Ronald Reagan’s record is proof that one person, determined and dedicated, can shoulder the greatest of burdens and carry them through to victory — and in his case, even make it look easy,” said Board of Governors Chair James Miller, who dedicated the stamp. Miller served as Reagan’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, and later chaired...
  • U.S.S. Gerald R Ford

    06/14/2006 8:53:02 PM PDT · by ASA Vet · 123 replies · 5,235+ views
    WOOD Radio, Grand Rapids, MI ^ | 6/14/06 | WOOD Radio Staff
    U.S.S. Gerald Ford Wednesday, June 14, 2006 Ronald Reagan has an airport named in his honor, as does John Kennedy. Now we find former President Gerald Ford will apparently have a more mobile tribute. The Senate Armed Services Committee has struck upon the idea to call the first of a new class of nuclear powered aircraft carriers the U.S.S. Gerald Ford. Michigan Senator Carl Levin is the ranking Democrat, he and committee chair John Warner made the addition to the national defense authorization act. Levin says it speaks to the respect given to Fords' work in healing the nation, and...