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HMS Victory Shipwreck found in English Channel - 1 Billion Dollars worth of Treasure

HMS Victory Shipwreck found in English Channel - 1 Billion Dollars worth of Treasure

The Battle of Trafalgar J.M.W. Turner 1824

[Best Syndication News] The HMS Victory ship sunk in stormy seas back in 1744 but it wasn’t until this week, when an American company called Odyssey discovered what they call “the most significant shipwreck discovery in history.”

The HMS Victory was a warship that had a crew of around 1,100 that died when it went underwater. The estimated treasures with gold coins and artifacts could be worth potentially $1 billion. The Odyssey company is undergoing a legal battle to allow them to recover the treasures and artifacts. Because the HMS Victory is a military ship she is the property of the British government according to the laws of marine salvaging.

The reported discovery of the HMS Victory in the English Channel is likely to stir controversy on the question of balancing historical preservation with dollars and cents, or in this case, gold and silver, Time magazine reports.

Russia Prepared To Use Nuclear Weapons Against Poland If AMB Agreement Accepted

Russia Prepared To Use Nuclear Weapons Against Poland If AMB Agreement Accepted

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(Best Syndication News) Russia says that if Poland allows the United States to place Anti-Ballistic Missiles (ABM) in their country, they will be the first target if a world conflict breaks out. The Poles and Americans have been discussing a defense shield over the past year and have finally completed a preliminary agreement to deploy ABMs in the European country.

The Whitehouse expects the agreement to be signed and implemented quickly. “I'm pleased to announce that negotiations are complete and that we have initialed an agreement,” Dana Perino said at a press conference on Friday. “It will be reviewed, and then we expect a final signing agreement to take place.”

Food Rationing: The Only Solution To Food Wastage?

Food Rationing: The Only Solution To Food Wastage?

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As Gordon Brown urges Brits to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfill, would a return to World-War style rationing and cooking not only reduce wastage, but also help to shrink the UK’s bulging waistlines and the environment in the process?

Food rationing came into effect back in February 1918 during World War One. However, there are many lessons that can be learnt in order to benefit today’s wasteful society.

Although food was scarce back then and the black market profited from other people’s misfortunes, the fitness of the UK population was at an all time high, with food wastage and obesity barely an issue as every bit of food was put to good use and each meal was planned out to be as nutritional as possible.

The Right to Play -- Not-So-Serious Business

The Right to Play -- Not-So-Serious Business

Copenhagen - This year's Africa Day celebration in Copenhagen marked the inauguration of the "Right to Play Cup," a human rights soccer championship co-organized by the Danish African Soccer Academy (DASAC) and Youth for Human Rights Denmark". DASAC is the creation of former professional soccer player Hamid Faiz Junior and the event sought to encourage young African children in the city to become involved in sports, not drugs and crime.

The main attraction of the day was a soccer tournament, pitting the Star Team (Stjerneholdet), former professional athletes including past members of the national soccer team, against a team of African players.

The event raised funds to help build a playing field and school for a soccer academy Mr. Faiz runs for 300 street children in Malindi, Kenya.

Counterfeit £20 Notes Flooding UK - Summer of Discontent Continues

Counterfeit £20 Notes Flooding UK - Summer of Discontent Continues

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It seems that the United Kingdom is gripped in a Summer of crime this year – 2008. With blistering sunny days we have seen a rise in house burglaries from opportunistic thieves as house owners head out to enjoy the warm weather and leave doors and windows open. Add this to the spate of syphoning of petrol from cars and outside heating oil tanks crimes due to the rising cost of fuel and we can see a worrying trend beginning to appear. Now, this summertime we are on the lookout again as the country it appears has been flooded with counterfeit £20 notes as if our countries economy wasn't in enough trouble.

Warnings have been issued about the use of forged £20 banknotes across the country in the last few weeks now reaching epidemic proportions. Police officers have become aware of counterfeit £20 notes circulating in shops and other outlets across the UK and are advising retailers to compare any suspect notes with one that is known to be genuine, as there is always something that the counterfeiters cannot reproduce properly - usually the watermark or on poor quality paper.

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