In the basement of a bombed-out al-Qaeda arms storage building in eastern Aleppo last year, I found a weapons log book from a mortar factory in Bosnia – with the handwritten name of one of their senior officials, Ifet Krnjic, on each page. It was dispatched from the Balkans with a cargo of five hundred 120mm mortars in January 2016. But now, in the forested heart of central Bosnia, I have found Mr Krnjic who says his company sent the arms to Saudi Arabia. Sitting on the lawn of his home south of the weapons-manufacturing town of Novi Travnik, he brought his finger down onto the first page of the log book which I showed him. “This is my signature! Yes, that’s me!” Krnjic exclaimed loudly. “It’s a warranty for the 120mm mortar launcher – this is Nato standard. It [the shipment] went to Saudi Arabia. It was part of a supply of 500 mortars. I remember the Saudi shipment well. They [the Saudis] came to our factory to … [Read more...] about ‘A Bosnian signs off weapons he says are going to Saudi Arabia
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WHEN it comes to spas and Hot Tubs there is not much David can’t tell you. Mallorca’s top agent for world-leading American company HotSpring Spas, he and his business partner Martin have spent nearly a decade selling and repairing them. Having arrived on the island 13 years ago, the diving instructor had initially set up a diving business until the recession took a grip on Spain. Luckily he saw a gap in the market for Hot tubs and, with his technical skills honed back in the UK as a service engineer for vending machines and photocopiers, he knew he would find plenty of work. “Fault-finding is never a problem for me,” explains the Yorkshireman. “I am pretty good at fixing things and it went from there.” These days his showroom in Alcudia is full of Hot Tubs ranging in price from €7,000 to €25,000. Most of them have a five year parts warranty, some have stronger jets, more seats and even music systems included in the price. “We have … [Read more...] about Spas and jacuzzis are growing in popularity around Mallorca thanks to HotSprings Spas
Reviewed Staff Reviewed.com Published 6:45 p.m. UTC Jun 8, 2018 — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives. With store displays, newspaper ads, and online retailers vying for your attention in the days leading up to Father's Day, buying the perfect gift can be a stressful endeavor. Luckily, you've got the diligent staff of Reviewed to back you up this year. You see, we've dedicated thousands of hours to testing all sorts of gadgets and appliances in order to separate the products worth buying from the products that ought to be avoided. TVs, headphones, grills, tools... If you name it, there's a good chance we've reviewed it. This year, we've compiled all of our favorite products—the ones that truly outshined their … [Read more...] about The 24 best Father’s Day gifts of 2018
I'm a mum of four (aged four to 10). I drive a Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, bought new in 2011. A great car with three individual seats in the back and another two that fold easily. We were on holidays in the US recently and rented an American minivan. We got a Dodge Caravan, and it was so spacious. We all had so much more room. What car can you recommend in Ireland? Any similar car or SUV would be great. We have a good budget (€60k-plus) and could buy a new car. I do about 14,000 kms a year. Aidan: The European equivalent of what you drove in the US can be found in Ford's stable. It's called the Tourneo Custom and it's well within your budget. It has flexible seating arrangements and you can maximise luggage space by removing seats altogether. You might find the model is a special-order vehicle, which is built on demand, so if you are in immediate need of a change, you should start speaking with a dealer. Go for the Tourneo Custom 310 LWB Trend model. However, motor tax … [Read more...] about Four-child vehicle? Smaller car? Haggling? Going north-west? Bad-back car?
I AM driving the Skoda Karoq and I have to keep reminding myself of this because it is really quite a big car. The big daddy for the Czech marque is, of course, the Kodiaq, named after some Alaskan grizzly bear, which has seven seats if needed. Now the Karoq is its smaller sibling – not the bear’s, the car’s – and it, too, has an interesting back story to its name. The name Karoq comes from native American “ruq” for an arrow – as found on the Skoda badge – and “karaaq” for a car. (That’s probably the sound it makes as it goes over the ice in Alaska.) For a mid-sized SUV, the Karoq is phenomenally spacious, with a massive boot as well as plenty of legroom in the rear seats. Indeed, it struck me as ideal for a family car that will not break the bank. It looks good in the SE L trim, with chrome roof rails, a wide, attractive, front grille, foldable door mirrors (great for tight parking spaces) and lovely big 18in alloy … [Read more...] about Skoda’s new SUV is a Karoq star