Finland carried out raids on what may have been secret Russian military island hideouts

November 4, 2018

NATO/FRAN CPO Christian Valverde Even with artificial islands cropping up in the South China Sea, it’s not just Chinese isles that are worrying Western militaries: reports suggest that the Russian government has increasingly gobbled up tiny islands in Finland in recent years as secret staging areas for Russian military assets. In September, Finish law enforcement and military personnel conducted simultaneous raids on 17 properties in the Western part of the…


Carl Cox Plans to Bring Space Back to Ibiza

August 26, 2018

Space reigned as one of the top clubs in Ibizia for years. Space owed much of its success to Carl Cox, who played as its resident up to its close in 2016. The venue itself turned into Hï Ibiza, but the memory of Space lives on. However, Space may not remain a memory forever. Cox has plans to bring it back to life. Cox revealed his plans to bring Space…


Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

August 20, 2018

REUTERS/Farah Master China believes Taiwan is part of China and wants the world to agree. China is putting pressure on Taiwan’s 18 diplomatic allies to turn their back on the island nation. Beijing last year banned Chinese people from visiting the Pacific island of Palau, one of Taiwan’s allies. The ban has led to a steep drop off in Chinese business and investment in Palau. KOROR, Palau (Reuters) – Empty…


The airline employee who stole a plane from the Seattle airport and fatally crashed onto a small island was not a licensed pilot

August 15, 2018

Youtube/Handout via REUTERS Airline ground agent Richard Russell stole an empty Horizon Air plane on Friday night from Sea-Tac International Airport and fatally crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound. Officials have said that the 29-year-old was not a licensed pilot, but had clearance to be among aircraft. Video from the incident shows the Horizon Air Q400 doing large loops and dangerous maneuvers before crashing on to an…


Hill House / LSS

August 7, 2018

© Scott Frances Architects: Leroy Street Studio Location: Shelter Island, United States Lead Architects: Morgan Hare, Lesli Stinger, Meaghan Smialowski Area: 7500.0 ft2 Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Scott Frances Other Participants Interiors: Silkworth Interiors Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates Mep Engineer: Condon Engineering Landscape Architect: Starr Whitehouse Lighting Design: Clinard Design Studio © Scott Frances Text description provided by the architects. The Hill House is a modern year-round refuge located…