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20 December 2018

We wish all of our subscribers and readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We are taking a break until 3rd January - or so it will seem. What we are actually doing is suspending publication of editorial while we do some major work on the back-end of the platform. For the past three years or so, we've been in beta testing and now (we think) we've got everything working properly and we can, finally, launch the full site with all the features we've been developing all that time.

GlobalKYC.com will continue to function normally: you can sign up and post details of freezing, seizing, confiscation and arrest (marine and aviation) orders and they will appear as usual. And of course, the new Suspicious Crypto-Asset Register will remain open: we expect a huge increase in the number of frauds and extortion attempts using crypt-asset accounts from now until after Chinese New Year (early February).

You'll notice some changes happening during the editorial hiatus while we turn on various functions and services and, also, make changes to presentation, move things around and so on.

Once we come back, we'll be a full-service website with sections for a general readership, specialised professional areas (including financial crime) and crowdsourced KYC information.

We look forward to seeing you on 2nd January.

This is the man who is making Brexit difficult: Jean-Claude Junker, President of the EU

James Yang Yong Cong stars and sings in this mini-programme which is actually a long advert for Dark Rose by Kate Tokyo, make up.

"At any given time, we are also working on some 700 live CT investigations involving around 3,000 individuals and this record level of activity shows no sign of abating."

-- Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing, UK Counter-Terrorism Policing.

PleaseBeInformed says:

Sadly, RNLI is competing for donations with wall to wall T.V. advertising characterised by re-purposed voice over artists who usually sell insurance policies or funeral plans for pensioners and are now guilt-tripping an entire population by repeatedly showing e.g. images of a baby with tubes taped to its face to pay administrators salaries in the multi hundreds of thousands. There are dozens pleading for them and only the RNLI pointing out that its crews are volunteers and face death every time they go out. When you give this Christmas, choose carefully and don't be manipulated by sophisticated marketing.

www.rnli.org

James Yang 楊永聰-《溫柔地,暴烈地》Official Teaser
Lost and Found: the new album from James Yang (Yang Yong Cong)

"Where did she get the money?" asked the Magistrate. "I am suspicious of these sudden fortunes..."

Said the astute banker "it is not the custom of our bank to make enquiries into the previous history of its customers."

From "For the Term of his Natural Life, Marcus Clarke, 1872 (serialised in The Australian Journal) and 1874 (novel)

Remarks by His Majesty King Abdullah II At the 2018 Templeton Prize Ceremony, November 2018

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