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Largest Search for Loch Ness Monster in 5 Decades Begins

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Largest Search for Loch Ness Monster in 5 Decades Begins

On Saturday, academics and enthusiasts from all over the world descended upon the Scottish Highlands to begin the largest search for the Loch Ness Monster in half a century.

To try and solve a question that has fascinated people for decades, the expedition sent out drones equipped with thermal imaging cameras, boats with infrared cameras, and a hydrophone to explore the depths of the ocean.

Paul Nixon, general manager of the Loch Ness Centre, told reporters, “There isn’t a corner of the globe you can go to where people haven’t heard of Nessie, but it is still one of our biggest questions — what is the Loch Ness Monster.”

I can’t put my finger on it. That there is a large object in Loch Ness is all I know. I’ve seen sonar scans of moving underwater objects the size of transit trucks.

Tatiana Yeboah, a 21-year-old French tourist who happened to be in Loch Ness at the same time as the hunt, said it had always been a goal of hers to see the lake.

To paraphrase Yeboah, “it could be myth, it could be real — I like to believe it is something halfway between,” Yeboah promised she wouldn’t let anything slip by while she was there by promising to keep a close eye on the lake.

Loch Ness monster thermal scanners

The thermal scanners are a potentially game-changing tool, according to the search teams, who are hoping to spot any weird anomalies down there. Using the hydrophone, the team can listen for any strange noises that might be Nessie.

The freshwater loch is the largest lake in the United Kingdom, measuring 36 km in length and reaching a maximum depth of 240 metres.

Stone sculptures in the vicinity depict a mystery beast with flippers, suggesting that stories of a monster lurking in Loch Ness go back millennia.

The first written mention of the beast was in a biography of the Irish monk Saint Columba, written in the year 565 A.D.

Columba supposedly ordered the monster to retreat after it had assaulted a swimmer and was going to strike again.

In May of 1933, a couple driving along a brand-new lochside road reported seeing “a tremendous upheaval” in the water, according to the Inverness Courier.

The Loch Ness Centre in Drumnadrochit, close to Inverness, reports that there have been over 1,100 confirmed sightings of Nessie. Every year, the monster generates millions of pounds in tourist for Scotland.

Both professionals and amateurs have scoured the loch’s depths for years in search of the massive fish, hoping to catch a glimpse of the legendary sturgeon.

Some have hypothesised that the creature is actually a long-extinct marine reptile, perhaps even a plesiosaur. The Loch Ness Investigation Bureau conducted the largest search to that point in 1972, but found nothing.

Operation Deepscan sent sonar equipment over the loch’s width in 1987, claiming to have spotted a “unidentified object of unusual size and strength.”

In 2018, scientists conducted a DNA study of Loch Ness to learn more about the aquatic life there. Results suggested the presence of countless eels, but no huge animals such as plesiosaurs were present.

Nixon elaborated, “The weekend affords an opportunity to search the waters in a manner never before undertaken, and we can’t wait to see what we find.”

Loch Ness Monster dates back to around 565 AD

The Loch Ness Monster, often referred to as “Nessie,” is a legendary creature said to inhabit Loch Ness, a large freshwater lake in the Scottish Highlands. The creature is often described as a large aquatic creature with a long neck and humps that emerge from the water. Reports of Nessie date back centuries, but the legend gained significant attention and popularity in the 20th century.

The first recorded sighting of the Loch Ness Monster dates back to around 565 AD, when Irish missionary St. Columba is said to have encountered a creature in the waters of the loch. However, the modern legend of Nessie gained widespread attention in the 1930s when a series of alleged photographs and eyewitness accounts began to circulate.

The most famous photograph of Nessie, known as the “Surgeon’s Photograph,” was taken in 1934 by Robert Kenneth Wilson. It depicts a long-necked creature rising out of the water. This photograph fueled further interest and speculation about the existence of the Loch Ness Monster.

Over the years, there have been numerous reported sightings, photographs, and even sonar readings that enthusiasts claim provide evidence for the existence of a large unknown creature in Loch Ness. However, most of these pieces of evidence have been controversial and often subject to skepticism and scientific investigation.

Scientists and researchers have conducted various expeditions and studies to search for evidence of the Loch Ness Monster. These efforts have often involved the use of sonar technology, underwater cameras, and other advanced equipment. Despite these efforts, no definitive proof of Nessie’s existence has been found, and many of the sightings and photographs have been debunked as hoaxes or misidentifications of natural phenomena.

The Loch Ness Monster remains a popular and enduring legend, attracting tourists, researchers, and curious individuals from around the world. While there is no scientific evidence to support the existence of a large unidentified creature in Loch Ness, the legend continues to capture the imagination of people interested in mysteries and the unknown.

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Judge Rules Donald Trump Defrauded Banks And Insurers While Building Real Estate Empire

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NEW YORK — On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to prominence and the presidency, and he ordered that some of the former president’s companies be removed from his control and dissolved.

In a civil lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James, Judge Arthur Engoron ruled that Trump and his company deceived banks, insurers, and others by grossly overvaluing his assets and inflating his net worth on documents to secure agreements and loans.

As punishment, Engoron ordered that some of Trump’s business licenses be revoked, making it difficult or impossible for them to conduct business in New York, and he stated that an independent monitor would continue to supervise Trump Organisation operations.

Without a successful appeal, the order would revoke Trump’s authority to make strategic and financial decisions regarding several of his most valuable properties in the state.

Trump railed against the decision in several statements, labeling it “un-American” and part of an ongoing plot to harm his reelection campaign.

He wrote on his Truth Social site, “My civil rights have been violated, and a federal or state appellate court must reverse this horrible, un-American decision.” He asserted that his company had “done a magnificent job for New York State” and “conducted business flawlessly,” describing the event as “A very sad day for the New York State System of Justice!”


On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to prominence and the presidency.

His attorney, Christopher Kise, stated that an appeal would be filed, labeling the decision “completely disconnected from the facts and governing law.”

A few days before starting a non-jury trial in James’ lawsuit, Engoron’s ruling is the strongest rejection of Trump’s carefully manicured image as an affluent and intelligent real estate magnate turned political powerhouse.

Engoron discovered that Trump, his company, and key executives repeatedly lied about his wealth in his annual financial statements, garnering benefits such as favorable loan terms and reduced insurance premiums.

The judge stated that these tactics crossed the line and violated the law, refuting Trump’s argument that a disclaimer on the financial statements absolved him of wrongdoing.

“In the world of the defendants, rent-regulated apartments are worth the same as unregulated apartments; restricted land is worth the same as unrestricted land; restrictions can vanish into thin air; a disclaimer by one party casting blame on another party exonerates the other party’s lies,” Engoron wrote in his 35-page ruling. This is a fantasy world, not the actual universe.


On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to prominence and the presidency.

Manhattan prosecutors considered filing criminal charges for the same conduct but ultimately decided against it, leaving James no choice but to sue him and seek penalties designed to impede his and his family’s ability to conduct business.

The summary judgment rendered by Judge Engoron resolves the primary claim in James’ lawsuit, but several others remain. In a trial beginning on October 2, he will deliberate on these claims and James’ request for $250 million in penalties. Trump’s attorneys have requested a postponement from the Court of Appeals.

“Today, a judge ruled in our favour and found that Donald Trump and the Trump Organisation engaged in years of financial fraud,” James said in a statement. “We look forward to presenting the rest of our case at trial.”

In their motion for summary judgment, Trump’s attorneys argued that there was no evidence that their client’s actions had injured the public. They also argued that the statute of limitations prohibited many of the lawsuit’s allegations.

Noting that he had previously rejected these arguments, Engoron compared them to the narrative of the film “Groundhog Day.” He fined five defense attorneys $7,500 each as punishment for “engaging in repetitive, frivolous” arguments but denied James’ request to sanction Trump and other defendants.

James, a Democrat, filed a lawsuit against him and the Trump Organisation a year ago, alleging them of routinely inflating the value of his assets, including skyscrapers, golf courses, and his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, by billions.

Engoron discovered he consistently overvalued Mar-a-Lago, exaggerating its value by up to 2,300% on one financial statement. Additionally, the judge reprimanded Trump for misrepresenting the size of his Manhattan apartment. Trump asserted that his three-story Trump Tower penthouse was nearly three times larger than it was and valued it at $327 million.


On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to prominence and the presidency.

“A disparity of this magnitude, by a real estate developer calculating his own living space over decades, can only be considered fraud,” wrote Engoron.

Eric Trump insisted on X following the ruling that his father’s claims about Mar-a-Lago were accurate, writing that the Palm Beach estate is “estimated to be worth well over a billion dollars, making it arguably the most valuable residential property.” He described the decision and the lawsuit as “an attempt to destroy my father and evict him from New York.”

Under the terms of the ruling, the limited liability companies that control some of Trump’s most valuable properties, such as 40 Wall Street, will be dissolved, and a receiver will assume control over their operations. Trump would lose the authority to recruit or fire employees, rent office space, and make other crucial decisions.

Kise stated after the decision, “The decision seeks to nationalise one of the most successful corporate empires in the United States and seize control of private property despite the fact that there is no evidence of any default, breach, late payment, or complaint of harm.”

The presumptive Republican nominee for next year’s election faces several legal issues, including James’ suit. In the past six months, he has been indicted four times: in Georgia and Washington, D.C., for conspiring to overturn his 2020 election loss, in Florida for stockpiling classified documents, and in New York for falsifying business records related to hush money paid on his behalf.

In a separate criminal case last year, the Trump Organisation was convicted of tax fraud for assisting executives to evade taxes on perks such as apartments and vehicles. The company received a $1.6 million sanction. Allen Weisselberg, Trump’s longtime finance chief, pled guilty and served five months in prison.

James’ office previously charged Trump with misusing his charitable foundation to advance his political and business interests. As a penalty, Trump was ordered to donate $2 million to charity, while his charity, the Trump Foundation, was dissolved.


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Trudeau Liberals Hold Late-Night Meeting On Fighting Back

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When Trudeau calls a late-night caucus meeting, things could be better.

According to an invitation obtained by the Toronto Sun, on Tuesday, the Trudeau Liberals gathered their caucus for an “information session.”

Brad Redekopp, a member of the Conservative Party, posted a photo of government vehicles waiting outside West Block to transport ministers home after the event.

To comprehend how peculiar this is, one must comprehend the tempo of Official Ottawa. This late-night meeting is uncommon, particularly the night before the routinely scheduled weekly caucus meetings.

House Speaker Anthony Rota resigned due to the invitation and recognition of 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s address to the Ukrainian Parliament. As is now common knowledge, Hunka served in a Nazi SS division during World War II.

His presence in the audience has caused Canada and Ukraine interminable humiliation. Vladimir Putin’s Russia has justified its invasion of Ukraine by claiming that there are Nazis who must be eradicated. Zelenskyy’s support for an SS division member has provided Putin with the propaganda tools he desires.

The Russian government is already circulating false rumors that the Ukrainians have issued a commemorative stamp for Hunka.

When Trudeau calls a late-night caucus meeting, things could be better.

As of Tuesday evening, the PMO verified that he and Zelenskyy had not spoken since the Parliament incident. While it is understandable that Trudeau would not want to apologize to Canadians in front of the cameras, it is shocking that he has not contacted his “good friend” Zelenskyy since the story broke.

Ukraine is not the only issue currently plaguing the leader and his team.

India’s foreign minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, indirectly accused Canada of harboring militants during a speech at the United Nations. In a subsequent interview, he reiterated that the Trudeau administration has provided no proof or evidence to substantiate its claim that India was involved in the June execution of Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Surrey, British Columbia.

The Modi administration has utilized Indian media as a weapon against Trudeau domestically and internationally. In a conflict of public relations, Trudeau and, by extension, Canada are losing.

The Hindu Forum of Canada’s attorney sent a letter to the government on Tuesday, expressing safety concerns and requesting that Nijjar ally Gurpatwant Singh Pannu be denied entry into the country. At approximately the same time, the Muslim Association of Canada criticized Trudeau for his remarks regarding parental demonstrations over gender issues in schools last week. MAC condemned Trudeau’s stance.


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2023: Travis King In US Custody After North Korea Expulsion

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King is in custody. In a statement, Pentagon spokesperson Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder thanked the Swedish and Chinese governments for their assistance in securing the release of Pte. King.

As there are no diplomatic ties between the United States and North Korea, the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang has traditionally negotiated on behalf of the United States.

During the King case, a Swedish embassy spokesman confirmed that Sweden acted “within its role as a protective power” for the United States in North Korea.

The US Department of State and the White House did not comment on the matter immediately.

According to Reuters, a spokesman for the King family stated that “no substantive comment” was expected at this time.

His relatives have previously informed US media that he faced discrimination while serving in the United States military.

According to reports, his mental health deteriorated during his time in South Korean custody.


Travis King In US Custody After North Korea Expulsion.

Claudine Gates, the mother of Pte. told the Associated Press last month that her son had “so many reasons to come home.”

She stated, “I cannot imagine him ever wanting to stay in Korea when he has family in the United States.”

Pte King’s release by North Korea after 71 days is rapid compared to other Americans the country has previously detained.

Analysts hypothesized that Pyongyang may have used the American soldier as a diplomatic bargaining tool.

Mick Mulroy, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense and CIA paramilitary officer, told the BBC that Pte King’s return to US custody is “a good thing,” even though he “is a young man who made mistakes.”

Mr. Mulroy continued, “He is an American soldier, so it was imperative that we did everything possible to bring him home.”



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