On 11th December the Home Secretary announced the creation of the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) within the NCA. The multi-agency centre will plan, task and co-ordinate operational responses across agencies bringing together the UK’s capabilities to tackle economic crime more effectively. Supported by enhanced intelligence and analytical capabilities it will draw together expertise from across law enforcement agencies, Government and the private sector.
The appeal of former Ukraine president, Oleksandr Viktorovych Yanukovych against EU sanctions imposed against him has been rejected by the CJEU. Cases C-598/16 and C-599/16 refer, see Official Journal OJ C424 of 11th December.
The Smithsonian National Postal Museum has published an article about the use of a Regulus surface-to-surface missile fired from a submarine in 1959 to carry a payload of mail. As the article says, it was ostensibly an experiment in communication transportation, the Regulus’ mail flight sent a subtle signal that in the midst of the Cold War, the US military was capable of such accuracy in missile flight that it could be considered for use by the post office.
Last of a set of cheerful infographics…and a link to Mayo Clinic guide to radiation sickness
Another cheerful infographic. The weblink is to a site designed to help medical students etc understand symptoms etc of acute radiation syndrome (ARS), also known as radiation poisoning, radiation sickness or radiation toxicity.
This infographic originates in the South China Morning Post, I understand.
Unusually for the Isle of Man, a snow flurry causing chaos in early December….but also producing some lighter moments, as illustrated by this photo. Note the white police helmet – Summer issue I thought…