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Member of banned group breached anti-terror order for sex, court hears​

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-57330519

The story refers to "The man, known as QT for legal reasons" but doesn't explain further. It also states that he got an 18 month sentence because he "had sex with a 'vulnerable woman'" in 2019. I can almost guess what the "vulnerable woman" euphemism means, but I am left puzzled by the "legal reasons" over the name. Can someone fill me in?
 

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The story refers to "The man, known as QT for legal reasons" but doesn't explain further. It also states that he got an 18 month sentence because he "had sex with a 'vulnerable woman'" in 2019. I can almost guess what the "vulnerable woman" euphemism means, but I am left puzzled by the "legal reasons" over the name. Can someone fill me in?
Its usually to to with a court order, but as to why the court imposed this press restriction i have no idea, he may be facing more charges relating to the banned organisation and naming him could influence the out come of any upcoming trial.
 

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The story refers to "The man, known as QT for legal reasons" but doesn't explain further. It also states that he got an 18 month sentence because he "had sex with a 'vulnerable woman'" in 2019. I can almost guess what the "vulnerable woman" euphemism means, but I am left puzzled by the "legal reasons" over the name. Can someone fill me in?
He was formally monitored / restricted in relation to his terrorist connections. I presume his identity was kept confidential because he hadn't been convicted of any crime (and to minimize publicity concerning who was watching whom).
 

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Unfortunately, I could not find any images of the drone in question:

Candidate interrupted by sex toy on drone, punched at event

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (AP) — A New Mexico sheriff who is running for mayor of Albuquerque was interrupted while on stage at a campaign event by a flying drone with a sex toy attached to it and a man who punched him.

Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales’ campaign said the Democrat was unharmed and “will not be intimidated.”

The Albuquerque Journal reported that a video posted on Facebook shows Gonzales answering questions from the audience while standing on a stage at an events center when the drone bearing the sex toy started buzzing near the stage.

A sheriff’s office report said the owner of the event center grabbed the device and that 20-year-old Kaelan Ashby Dreyer unsuccessfully tried to grab it.
https://apnews.com/article/lifestyl...and-politics-7047c30a4ac97ca3a5faed07a1c41d50
 

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Unfortunately, I could not find any images of the drone in question ...
Here's a photo of the so-called "Dongcopter."

dongcopter.jpg
 
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Nine Massive Waves of Deadwood Surge Across a Forest Floor Near Hamburg

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As the fear of a second wave of COVID-19 swept through Germany in the fall of 2020, photographer and artist Jörg Gläscher decided to channel his own worry into a project that felt similarly vast and domineering. “I was working (with the idea of) the pure power of nature, the all-destroying force, which brings one of the richest countries in the world to a completely still stand,” he tells Colossal. “A wave is a periodic oscillation or a unique disturbance the state of a system.”

Between November 2020 and March 2021, Gläscher spent his days in a secluded location near Hamburg, where he gathered deadwood and constructed nine massive crests—the largest of which spans four meters high and nine meters wide—that overwhelm the forest floor in undulating layers of branches and twigs. Each iteration, which he photographed and then promptly destroyed in order to reuse the materials, overwhelms the existing landscape with pools of the formerly thriving matter. ...

FULL STORY: https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2021/06/jorg-glascher-wood-installations/
 

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One could have warned us that the linked article contained a graphic photo that no one wanted to see.

But it did have this interesting quote:
“Internally, we think it’s pretty similar to an echidna, but nobody’s ever seen an erect platypus penis, so we’re not sure if they only use one of their two heads at one time,” she said.
 

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Nine Massive Waves of Deadwood Surge Across a Forest Floor Near Hamburg

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As the fear of a second wave of COVID-19 swept through Germany in the fall of 2020, photographer and artist Jörg Gläscher decided to channel his own worry into a project that felt similarly vast and domineering. “I was working (with the idea of) the pure power of nature, the all-destroying force, which brings one of the richest countries in the world to a completely still stand,” he tells Colossal. “A wave is a periodic oscillation or a unique disturbance the state of a system.”

Between November 2020 and March 2021, Gläscher spent his days in a secluded location near Hamburg, where he gathered deadwood and constructed nine massive crests—the largest of which spans four meters high and nine meters wide—that overwhelm the forest floor in undulating layers of branches and twigs. Each iteration, which he photographed and then promptly destroyed in order to reuse the materials, overwhelms the existing landscape with pools of the formerly thriving matter. ...

FULL STORY: https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2021/06/jorg-glascher-wood-installations/

Birnam wood hath come to Dunsinane.
 

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Carnival Cruise Cyber-Torpedoed by Cyberattack​

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This is the fourth time in a bit over a year that Carnival’s admitted to breaches, with two of them being ransomware attacks.
Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise-ship operator, has sprung another leak: For the second time in a year, attackers have breached email accounts and accessed personal, financial and health information belonging to guests, employees and crew.
 

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You would rather hope that they ran a slightly tighter ship, especially after having run aground on this sort of thing before.
 

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The text of the article appears to indicate that they have more of this sort of thing planned, so 'keep em peeled'.
 
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