By Michael St. Michael 5 minute read The assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on November 27 threw gasoline on an already volatile Middle East. Allegedly killed by Israeli agents, the murder, conducted by a hit squad and car bomb, was another shot fired in the ongoing cold war between Israel and Iran.… Continue reading A Cold War Heats Up
By Michael St Michael 2 minute readWho doesn’t like beer? Ok, we know some taste- and fun challenged people who do not. Non-alcoholic beer, however, is a tough sell with me. It just got tougher for the UK drinking public, too. There, Guinness’ parent company, Diageo (who also makes Smirnoff vodka, Johnnie Walker whisky and… Continue reading Guinness Recalls Non-Alcoholic Beer
By Michael Decker4 minute readRecent news that the Pfizer vaccine worked about 90% of the time against the virus, something universally applauded by company and public officials and which comforted millions in the US and abroad. The thought of life returning to something of pre-virus normality is certainly powerful. It is therefore unsurprising that public… Continue reading Covid-19 Vaccines: What Are We Getting?
By Michael Decker4 minute read The Vaccine The world awaits a COVID-19 vaccine, development of which is underway by more than 100 companies worldwide. Thus far, the most promise had been shown by a vaccine developed by AstraZeneca in cooperation with Oxford University. The vaccine has entered late stage trials in the US, according to… Continue reading COVID-19 Odds and Ends
DMC Staff 5 minute read Turkey – the country straddling Europe and Asia – not the main course of next month’s dinner, has been a hot topic for years now. The country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been in power since 2003. In 2016 Erdoğan survived an attempted military coup that some pundits believe may… Continue reading The Trouble with Turkey