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British Volunteer Hackers Build a Missing Persons Platform for Ukraine In 72 Hours

A team of volunteers from the hacking group Secjuice.com and browser isolation cybersecurity startup WEBGAP.io worked nonstop for 72 hours to build a missing persons platform for Ukraine to help Ukrainians displaced by conflict find their missing loved ones.  The missing persons platform is DeTy.org, De Ty means ‘Where Are …

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10% Sale at CANZUK Clothing

Long time writer here at the Daily Globe and host of the Globe on the Weekends Podcast Isaac Anderson has teamed up with CANZUK International to offer CANZUK branded merchandise at CANZUK Clothing.com. And as long-time supporters of the CANZUK goal, he’s offering the faithful readership 10% off everything in-store, …

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New COVID19 vaccine may herald a new era of medicine.

When Pfizer announced that its new vaccine had almost completed Phase III clinical trials you could see the pride and excitement on the spokesman’s face.  This pride was only partly about COVID.  What the spokesman knew is that this was a brand new type of vaccine based on mRNA.  Messenger RNA is …

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The American disease. Part four (history)

The United States in the 1960s went through two great revolutions, the sexual revolution and the civil rights revolution. To an extent these happened in western Europe too. But it’s only possible to understand the civil rights battle if we understand American history. The American Civil War was a battle …

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How premium nobility titles improve your reputation

A lot of us find that one thing becomes a lot more difficult as we grow older and begin to experience new things: striving to keep up our reputation. Our peers and the people in our circle continuously seem to be improving their lives and making right decisions that make …

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An Indyref Romance: Harmony and Dissonance – Chapter 16

After a brief exchange of e-mails in early July, at Effie’s suggestion, Jenny didn’t write again until late August. When she did she wrote in much improved Russian. Dear Effie, I’ll be coming back to Aberdeen soon and I’m already thinking of my studies and how good it will be …

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Ben Stokes and England’s World Cup Victory reminds us of the fighting English Spirit

Years ago courageous individuals such as Lord Nelson, Lord Horatio Kitchener, Viscount Montgomery and the greatest Brit to have ever lived, Sir Winston Churchill demonstrated to the world the fearless fighting spirit of the English.  On many of these occasions their skills were called upon to save democracy and ensure …

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An Indyref Romance: Harmony and Dissonance – Chapter 15

Paul didn’t receive a reply from Jenny. When he got home the next morning, he checked his e-mail account, but there was nothing from her. Too early, probably, or else she hadn’t had the chance to read or reply. But later that evening when he checked again, there was still …

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An Indyref Romance: Harmony and Dissonance – Chapter 14

It was the beginning of July and Jenny was due to fly the next day. She went to Effie’s house with her last collection of essays all written long hand in Russian and all about Scottish independence. “You’ve learned more than one new subject, Jenny, you know that,” said Effie. …

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An Indyref Romance: Harmony and Dissonance – Chapter 13

Their final term ended, but they barely noticed. It hardly seemed to matter beside what they had found with each other and what they were learning about music and about themselves. They danced to the music of Rachmaninov’s Vespers, only their dance didn’t involve any use of feet or at …

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An Indyref Romance: Harmony and Dissonance – Chapter 12

It had been a strange film. For the first hour or so he’d just found it dull. He knew that Jenny wanted to practice her Danish, but he didn’t quite see why he should have to sit through stuff like this. Ordet… There had certainly been enough words spoken. He’d …

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An Indyref Romance: Harmony and Dissonance – Chapter 11

Jenny’s main subjects in her final term at university became Scottish independence and Russian language. She did both together. Effie was delighted with the results. The arguments were subtle, imaginative and at times devastating if only the person reading them could understand them. They talked regularly usually at Effie’s office, …

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The Most Important Things to Know When Building a Website

So, have you finally decided to take the leap into the digital domain and build your own website from scratch? Perhaps you have come up with a novel marketing idea that might be able to accrue an appreciable side hustle. Either way, inspiration represents only a small percentage of your …

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An Indyref Romance: Harmony and Dissonance – Chapter 10

She met some resistance with Parceval. They listened to it one night and Paul accepted it as a chore, but one night wasn’t enough. One night was just the first act. “It’s turgid. It just goes on and on,” said Paul. “I thought you liked the Grail story?” “I do, …

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An Indyref Romance: Harmony and Dissonance – Chapter 9

In the weeks that followed Paul and Jenny continued their embraces to the accompaniment of Jenny’s music. He said that he found some of it rather difficult, but would like to hear more and would like to understand better. She started with Glen Gould playing the Goldberg Variations, and then …

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An Indyref Romance: Harmony and Dissonance – Chapter 8

A few days later Paul rang the bell at Jenny’s flat. He was earlier than usual, but hoped that he’d catch her in. Susan answered the door. “Is Jenny in?” asked Paul. “No, but come in anyway. I’m rather bored and could do with some company.” “Are you on your …

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An Indyref Romance: Harmony and Dissonance – Chapter 7

Jenny went home to Glasgow during the Easter holidays. Paul went home to his village in the West Highlands for a few days. His parents were glad to see him, but disappointed that he didn’t intend to stay longer. He told them that he had a lot of study to …

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An Indyref Romance: Harmony and Dissonance – Chapter 6

That same evening Mark and Paul were in the Prince of Wales once again. Paul had just been at another ‘Yes” campaign meeting while Mark had been studying Chaucer. “What will you have?” asked Mark. “Let’s have a look. I think, I’ll try the porter. What about you?” “I’ve not …

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An Indyref Romance: Harmony and Dissonance – Chapter 5

A couple of weeks later Jenny got on a bus that would take her into the country. She’d told Paul that she was going to see Effie and Petr. It wasn’t as if Paul minded, of course, but he did think it strange that she would stay the night at …

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An Indyref Romance: Harmony and Dissonance – Chapter 4

The following Saturday Jenny and Paul were sitting in the Prince of Wales. He’d had to persuade her not to order a pint of real ale, and so she sat with her glass of white wine and he had his pint. “Let me try,” she said. “If you must, but …

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