US Police could have stopped Uvalde shooting within 3 minutes – Texas official

A top Texas law enforcement official said that there were enough armed police officers wearing body armor to stop the late May shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas three minutes after it began. But instead, it took about an hour and 14 minutes from when officers arrived at the school towhen they breached … Continue reading US Police could have stopped Uvalde shooting within 3 minutes – Texas official

Can’t stand on one leg for 10 seconds? New study says you might die within 10 years

Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com Balance test could be included in routine health checks for older adults, say an international team of researchers, led by the Clinimex exercise medicine clinic in Rio de Janeiro and including the Bristol Medical School. The inability to stand on one leg for 10 seconds in mid to later life … Continue reading Can’t stand on one leg for 10 seconds? New study says you might die within 10 years

Why Russia is threatening Lithuania

The head of the Kremlin’s security council has threatened the “population of Lithuania” in an escalation of the row over Lithuanian railway’s refusal to allow some goods to cross to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. After a meeting in the region, which is wedged between Lithuania and Poland, 800 miles from Moscow, Nikolai Patrushev, a … Continue reading Why Russia is threatening Lithuania

The world is burning and France is fixated on burkinis

Hello and welcome to the Get a Grip prize, which I just invented. The GAG award is given on an ad hoc basis to a country doing a standout job of humiliating itself on the global stage by fixating on something ridiculous while the world burns. The award honours those who seem to have lost … Continue reading The world is burning and France is fixated on burkinis

New iOS verification marks an end to ‘captchas’

It may ask you to spot all the traffic lights in a picture, or type out some wobbly looking letters and numbers. If you get it wrong, it may ask you to start again, leading you to wonder if you really know what a traffic light looks like – or if you might be a … Continue reading New iOS verification marks an end to ‘captchas’

UK Police arrest man for allegedly stabbing woman and child to death

Photo by Rosemary Ketchum on Pexels.com A man has been arrested after a woman and her five-year-old daughter were stabbed to death in north London on Tuesday. The woman, believed to be 37, and her child were found with stab wounds at a property in Brookside South, Barnet at 1.37pm. Metropolitan police officers, paramedics and … Continue reading UK Police arrest man for allegedly stabbing woman and child to death

The role of youth in national development

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Pexels.com A youth is any person between the age of 15 years and 30 years regardless of the gender. Unfortunately, the youth are the backbone of a society and hence they determine the future of any given society. This is because all other age groups, the kids, teenagers, middle aged … Continue reading The role of youth in national development