So, it's high time we wished you Merry Christmas and a very happy holiday - and, of course, have a very good time with your loved ones.
Today is the flawless day to reflect on the past year and remember all you have to be grateful for. There were topics happy, sad, and everything in between, but regardless of their subject matter, they have built us as individuals into stronger people. I wish this Christmas fill your heart and mind with lots of fun and happiness. You guys are the best.
As we reflect on 2018, we want you to know that we could not have done it without you. It's the season to gather with family and friends and celebrate. Writing for this site has been a blessing- and I look forward to continuing to do so in 2019 and beyond.
Looking forward, these challenges will undoubtedly continue over the coming years, and it's inevitable, given the financial situation, that some hard decisions will need to be made.
Take care everybody, and thank you for reading your News Shopper. To my fellow staff, and your families, here at CubsHQ.com, thank you.
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Japan to quit whaling treaty and return to commercial hunting in 2019
Nevertheless, so-called scientific research hunts were exceptionally allowed under a controversial clause in the Antarctic Treaty. Fisheries officials say that whale meat is more popular with older segments of the Japanese population than among the young.
Syria state media says Israeli planes attack targets near Damascus
The Israel Defense Forces said there was no damage or injuries from the air defense missile fired from Syria at Israel. An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment on reports of a strike in Syria when contacted by AFP.
4.8 quake hits area near Sicily’s Mount Etna
The Wednesday quake comes just a day after Mount Etna erupted from a fresh fissure, sending plumes of smoke into the air. Volcanic ash had earlier covered nearby villages, and flights to and from Catania airport had to be halted temporarily.