That's enough money to end world hunger for 200 years using the metric of $30 billion annually, which is provided by the United Nations. The $6 trillion figure comes from the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University in their annual "Cost of War" project. The total cost estimated by the researchers is higher than that of the US military's costs because it includes War on Terror-related spending like the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security. Because the US goes to war with loans, estimates that don't include interest, such as this one, are considered conservative. John Pike, a leading expert on defense, space and intelligence policy, pointed out to Sputnik News that the total figure, divided over 18 years of war, factors to about $325 billion per annum, "about half of the Department of Defense budget," which has doubled … [Read more...] about US’ $6 Trillion War on Terror Bill Expected to Grow Larger
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Planning a city break for your next adventure? Then it's time to ditch the car, dig out your comfiest shoes and go exploring on foot! Nowadays, forget wasting hours stuck in traffic during rush hours or being unable to stop as you drive by a quirky shop or bar that catches your eye. Cities are more pedestrian-friendly than ever, and there's no better way to soak up the atmosphere by taking a leisurely stroll through the streets. Booking.com has given us some major travel inspiration as the hotel gurus reveal the most walkable cities in the world, whether you're looking to discover art in Florence or see the sights in New York. We take a look at the best things to see and do in these ten glamorous cities - and where to stay to make the most of your time off... 1.Munich Munich is renowned for its walking-friendly infrastructure, with plenty of pedestrianised streets to wander through, packed with Bavarian scenes at every turn, not to mention the ornate public buildings waiting to be … [Read more...] about 10 of the world’s best walkable cities and the top cheap hotels if you’re going
GROUND Zero is where America changed forever after the 9/11 attacks. Here is a brief on the location where the tragedy unfolded. What is Ground Zero? Ground Zero is where the World Trade Center stood in New York City before terrorist hijacked airliners and crashed the jets into two towers on September 11, 2001. They were part of a complex of seven building, all of which were destroyed when the skyscrapers collapsed. Nearly 3,000 died here. Where is Ground Zero? Ground Zero is a 14.6-acre area in Lower Manhattan in New York City. The site is bounded by Vesey Street to the north, the West Side Highway to the west, Liberty Street to the south, and Church Street to the east. What does Ground Zero mean? Ground Zero originated as a term to describe the site of a nuclear explosion and later was used to refer to the point of any dramatic or violent event. New Yorkers started calling the World Trade Center site Ground Zero shortly after suicide hijackers destroyed the twin towers and killed … [Read more...] about What is Ground Zero, where is it, what does Ground Zero mean and why is it now called the World Trade Center site?
Museums make for a brilliant day out, not to mention they're a great way of learning all about the destination you're visiting from the history to arts and culture. Now, the world's best 10 museums have been revealed as voted for by the tourists who've visited them, in TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Award for Museums . Topping the list was the fascinating Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France, which has long been drawing in crowds of art lovers thanks to its incredible paintings and sculptures. Meanwhile, the UK also made the top 10, as the British Museum in London proved to be the fourth most popular museum with its fascinating exhibitions and artefacts spanning thousands of years. Winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. Check out the world's top 10 museums below and why they need to be on your radar... 1. Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France Once a … [Read more...] about World’s top 10 most incredible museums you need to put on the bucket list now
Queen's University wants to build new wing at £6.3m Titanic IT research facility BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Queen's University has launched plans to significantly expand its £6.3m digital research facility in Belfast's Titanic Quarter. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/technology/queens-university-wants-to-build-new-wing-at-63m-titanic-it-research-facility-37150594.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37151609.ece/5280d/AUTOCROP/h342/computer.jpg Email Queen's University has launched plans to significantly expand its £6.3m digital research facility in Belfast's Titanic Quarter. A bid has been unveiled to add a four-storey extension to the front of the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) building at Catalyst Inc, previously known as the Northern Ireland Science Park. The existing three-storey complex is a research and development hub, focusing on cyber security, wireless innovation, data sciences and … [Read more...] about Queen’s University wants to build new wing at £6.3m Titanic IT research facility