Monday, December 20, 2021

Old Building Signs

 The New York Times: “These 193 stories show the reality of climate change. In every country in the world…”

How cocaine kingpin Damion Flower infiltrated the horseracing industry, and how it could happen again

Ghost Signs of London

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From Bloomberg’s CityLab:

Study the buildings flanking London’s older streets closely and you’ll see one soon enough: an old painted sign that, once bright and eye-catching, is now faded into the masonry, the name of the business or product it promoted flaking and faint

PICTURED: Five of the six Amazon workers killed after Illinois tornado destroyed warehouse – including Navy vet who died trying to save colleagues – while Bezos throws weekend PARTY at Beverly Hills mansion  Daily Mail

A new multi-agency taskforce in Sydney will face off against some of the world's most feared criminal underworldorganisations whose tentacles have sprawled into New South Wales and beyond.

South American and Mexican drug cartels, Chinese triads, Italian mafia and international bikie gangs are top of the Operation Phobetor hit-list, a joint operation linking Australian Federal Police (AFP), NSW Police and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC).

Based in Sydney, the team of 20 will develop intelligence on underworld gangs who are smuggling guns and huge consignments of illicit drugs into NSW, and laundering dirty cash in the billions.

New police offensive to hit global crime gangs in NSW