Facing the music
Police in New Zealand played Barry Manilow records to truck drivers in an attempt to persuade them to break up their protests. One of the first uses of music as a weapon was by US forces attempting to force Panamanian military leader and drug dealer General Manuel Noriega to leave the Vatican embassy, where he had sought sanctuary in December 1989. For three days over Christmas they played an eclectic mixture of music including ‘Too Old to Rock’n’Roll, Too Young to Die’ by Jethro Tull, ‘Judgment Day’ by Van Halen, ‘Born to Run’ by Bruce Springsteen, ‘Give It Up’ by KC and the Sunshine Band, ‘We Gotta Get Out Of This Place’ by the Animals and ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ by Rick Astley. The music stopped after three days following complaints from the Vatican, but Noriega gave himself up on 3 January 1990.
How did Covid-19 infection rates vary by ethnic group between the second (Sept 2020 to May 2021) and third waves (May 2021 to Dec 2021)? Relative infection risk compared with the White British group:
War and peace
How do Russian and Ukrainian military forces measure up?
Active personnel 850,000
Armoured vehicles 30,122
Rocket projectors 3,391
Overall global rank 2nd
Active personnel 200,000
Armoured vehicles 12,303
Rocket projectors 490
Overall global rank 22nd
London Transport fares are to rise by 10 per cent. Which are the most expensive cities in the world to travel by bus, train and tram?
Average cost of a monthly ticket (in USD)
New York $121.00
Source: Deutsche Bank
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