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July 4, 2020: Ukrainian counterintelligence efforts recently uncovered a Russian plot to steal a great deal of information on the current state of Ukrainian naval forces and readiness as well as future plans. The spy was a Ukrainian naval officer with access to all this information and he was caught making secret trips to Crimea where, further investigation discovered the Ukrainian officer had been offered Russian citizenship and an equivalent rank in the Russian navy at the completion of this mission. The officer was arrested and the information he had collected seized before it could be turned over to the Russians.


Health care providers may unintentionally expose patients to endocrine- disrupting chemicals (EDCs) by prescribing certain medications and using medical supplies, according to a perspective published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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July 3, 2020: The German Defense Ministry is having a procurement crisis of their own making and has been forced by increasingly embarrassing revelations to amend specifications for a new infantry rifle. These specifications were drawn up by bureaucrats more concerned about avoiding some vague future embarrassment while ignoring some current realities. This mess could have been avoided it the procurement bureaucrats involved had consulted a small arms expert, or one of their own special operations troops, to double check the new spec. At that point they would have been told the weapon the specification described was physically impossible, at least with current technology.

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July 3, 2020: In early 2020 the Baltic States of Latvia and Estonia jointly ordered $1.5 million worth of Carl-Gustaf M4 recoilless rifles. Deliveries of this order (about 60 M4s) will take place between 2021 and 2024. This order was placed as part of a ten-year purchasing agreement Sweden, Latvia and Estonia worked out with the manufacturer in 2019 that makes it easier to order M4s without negotiating prices and other terms. Ammunition was not included because the Baltic States still have stocks from earlier purchases. The new M4s will replace some older Carl-Gustaf M2s which are at the end of their lifespan. Many new East European NATO members have been using the Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifles since the 1990s. While Sweden is not a NATO member Sweden produces a lot of weapons that are widely used by NATO members and considered NATO standards.

5 Educational Websites and Affordable Apps to Prevent Your Kids’ ‘Summer Slide’

Summer’s in full swing, but like everything else about 2020, it’s far from normal.For elementary school students, the start of summer usually signals a long-awaited flight from the classroom to sunny days spent visiting friends, playing sports or splashing in the city pool. But after the coronavirus pandemic closed many typical summer activities and camps, the end of school prompted many schoolchildren to move seamlessly from remote learning to the remote control.

Functional Design Rules to Go By In Web Design

In creating websites, design is of utmost importance. Web design helps you build your brand and it tells your customer what kind of business you have. Subconsciously, people are naturally drawn more to things that are visually pleasing. In fact, a Stanford study said that 75% of users base a company’s credibility on its visual design. When it comes to designing, there are two kinds: creative design and functional design. Something that’s eye-catching is not necessarily a good design. There are times when function is a priority in design.

NFL to Play Black Anthem Before National Anthem: AP Source

“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press.