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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, 2 suspects die in attack in Afghanistan

A North Atlantic Treaty Organisation statement said both Resolute Support service members died after the gunmen opened fire on their vehicle at a compound in Helmand Province. Two unidentified men dressed in Afghan military uniforms shot and killed two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers at an Afghan military base, alliance officials report. The Resolute Support

Two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers killed in Afghan insider attack

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation says two service members have been killed by men wearing Afghan National Security Forces uniforms in southern Afghanistan. The statement added that service members killed the shooters. Earlier in the month, three separate suicide bomb attacks on a single day killed more than 50, including a U.S. and coalition service member.

Suspected ‘insider attack’ kills two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers in Afghanistan

More than 100 foreign soldiers have been killed in insider attacks on worldwide and Afghan forces which have become one of the gravest security threats of the later phase of the conflict in Afghanistan. Members of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission returned fire, wounding the attacker and another person in the same Afghan uniform. “We

Is Tropical Storm Erika the Ghost of Katrina? South Florida Beware.

On this ominous anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we have the North Atlantic Hurricane Gods playing with our heads a little. Here’s the thing. One of the effects of global warming is the attenuation of hurricane activity in the Atlantic Hurricane basin. Generally, tropical storm activity has been rather impressive world wide over the last several…

Hurricane expert: 10 years after Katrina, North Atlantic hurricane activity well below normal

Noted hurricane expert Dr. Philip Klotzbach has had some interesting discussion and stats on his Twitter feed, for example: 10 years ago today, TD 10’s remnants brewed north of Hispaniola. 8 days later, Katrina was a Category 5 in the Gulf. It is worth noting that 2005 had 11 named storms, seven of which hit land…

Georgia to Raise NATO Membership Issue at 2016 Warsaw Summit

Georgia will raise the issue of joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) during the next summit of the alliance in July 2016 in the Polish capital Warsaw, Georgian Minister of Defense Tinatin Khidasheli said on Wednesda...

Villagers touring with John Grant; Mercury Rev DJing on Bedford this week, playing CT a month before NYC

photo: Villagers at Union Pool in March (more by Amanda Hatfield) Villagers, who were last on this side of the Atlantic around SXSW, have announced that they'll be joining John Grant on some of his North American tour dates this...

Amazon fire risk linked to devastating hurricanes

Researchers have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North Atlantic shorelines. The climate scientists' findings appear near the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's calamitous August 2005 landfall at New Orleans.

Man flushed $2.7 million poker chips down a toilet in his hotel room

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : True Crime Today

New Jersey – A North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges he brought counterfeit chips to an Atlantic City, New Jersey poker tournament in a scheme discovered after he flushed $2.7 million of the chips down a toilet in his hotel room.Christian Lusardi, 43, of Fayetteville, could face five years in prison at his Oct. Show More Summary

After winning poker tournament, gentleman caught flushing fake poker chips down toilet

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Christian Lusardi, 43, of Fayetteville, North Carolina was pleased to win $6,814 in an Atlantic City poker tournament. But he was sad when his attempt to get rid of $3.6 million of counterfeit casino chips he'd used in the tournament was unsuccessful. Read the rest

Man Clogs Casino Pipes With Counterfeit Chips Worth $2.7 Million

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A North Carolina man has admitted bringing millions of dollars in counterfeit poker chips to use in an Atlantic City... Read more: Dumb Crime, Mug Shots, Christian Lusardi, Christian Lusardi Casino, Weird New Jersey, Weird News News

Man Builds Palace of Recycled Things in an Icelandic Junkyard

Images credits to Jesse Norton under Creative Commons License. On Reykjavík’s edge, overlooking the icy waters of the North Atlantic, is a curious dwelling surrounded by a junkyard. Time-worn sculptures made from old ship parts, satellite dishes and driftwood are strewn across the landscape. Show More Summary

Five Activists Facing Jail Time for Trying to Stop Whaling

Exactly two weeks ago, 250 whales were driven onto the beach of a tiny whaling nation in the North Atlantic and butchered, dyeing the entire cove bright red with blood. Now, a group of activists is facing jail time for trying to save...Show More Summary

Europe: From the Financial Crisis to the Great Recession to the Lesser Depression to the Greater Depression

[Over at Equitable Growth][1]: Back in 2007 I used to have an applause line: that because the North Atlantic had lived through the Great Depression, we would not make the same mistakes in dealing with our current crisis that the policymakers of the 1930s had made. Show More Summary

Ocean Acidification Stakeholder Workshop, 11 August 2015, Galloway, New Jersey

Date & time: 11 August 2015, 11 a.m – 4 p.m. Location: Board of Trustees Conference Room, Campus Center, Stockton University, Galloway, New Jersey New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and North Atlantic Regional Team, or NART, will host an ocean and coastal acidification workshop August 11 for stakeholders in the Garden State. This event is […]

Statement by the North Atlantic Council dealing with Turkey

The North Atlantic Council met today at Turkey's request to hold consultations under Article 4 of the Washington Treaty, which states that “the parties will consult whenever, in the opinion of any of them, the territorial integrity,Show More Summary

Past and present sea levels in the Chesapeake Bay Region, USA

Scientists write that sea-level rise (3.4 mm/yr) is faster in the Chesapeake Bay region than any other location on the Atlantic coast of North America, and twice the global average (1.7 mm/yr). They have found that dated interglacial deposits suggest that relative sea levels in the Chesapeake Bay region deviate from global trends over a range of timescales.

Greek Bailout Just A Ploy To Boost European Business Interests

The Greek bailout is the latest exercise in a geopolitical ploy to expand European business interests and reinforce North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) doctrine.

Taking Advantage of the Good Days (or Good Moments) With MS

We haven’t had much of a summer in my little corner of the North Atlantic. Though many parts of America are scorching this year, and many areas of Europe are sweltering, I think we’ve only broken the 60 degrees F mark once… and I was on a train to Dublin that day. The past couple of weeks have [...]

Surfrider Leading North Carolina’s Opposition to Offshore Drilling

Surfrider’s Cape Fear Chapter helped pass a resolution in Wilmington, North Carolina against proposed offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast.

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