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  • 0 - For Argyll Rising to the challenge to readers to share photographs of festive season locations and activities, I took my cue from the coincidence of Newsroom s trek with lens on the Leacainn Walk yesterday the same day as my wife Michele and I also went on a walk to clear the cobwebs. Our trek was one we had been meaning to do for several years: to walk along the length of Blakeney Point at the National Trust s Blakeney National Nature Reserve on the coast of Norfolk, where we live. We had taken a young relative to visit the seal colony there common and grey seals several times by boat during previous summers but had always gone to Horsey Gap to see the pups in December.

    When we went last year, the National Trust had cordoned off the beach, as well as sections of the marrams on the dunes; and had also introduced hefty car parking fees. Previously, there were few people about and we had felt that we were connecting with nature. However, when we went on New Year s Day last year there were hundreds of people and we felt that we were queueing for the next ride in a theme park.

    Thankfully, the weather was glorious yesterday, and the restrictions around the Blakeney seal colony were minimal. I presume the 9 mile return walk is a deterrent to those people who like to drive to their entertainment and then sometimes act foolishly around the wildlife. Although my camera is quite heavy, I m glad that I had it as the zoom allowed me some good shots without disturbing the pups.

    After having had an enjoyable walk, we stopped off in Holt for some fish and chips and all appeared well with the world. When you look at the home page of the Blakeney National Nature Reserve 1 , the splendid aerial photograph of the Reserve, with Blakeney point stretching into infinity in the distance, it s very easy to see how great swathes of this country have a lot to think about in relation to climate change. This is a spellbinding landscape that is at once spectacular and vulnerable.

    The walk to the point takes you to the old lifeboat house, whose architecture and blue-green timbers conjure another time. Beyond the old lifeboat house there is a boardwalk over the dunes to the beach a shingle strip with a sound of its own orchestrated by the tides. The camera served me well, with the seals, pups and adults alike the pups well fuelled up for the future; and what looks like a family shot is no bad place to sign off on this seasonal coastal hike.

    Martin Claxton Editor s Note: Photographer, Martin Claxton, has written and photographed for us before and always memorably: For Argyll readers have also helped him out in the past, when he sent us photographs he had taken of some interesting and clearly wartime, foundations north of Campbeltown 2 , on the coast just off the road up the east coast of the Kintyre peninsula.

    Readers contributed a wide variety of information and suggestions that put the mystery to bed.

    References ^ home page of the Blakeney National Nature Reserve (www.nationaltrust.org.uk) ^ clearly wartime, foundations north of Campbeltown (forargyll.com)

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  • 1,500 Norfolk art prize winner announced: 2013 Holt Festival Art ... Entries were received from all over the country for the 2013 Holt Festival Art Prize and the winner is from Norwich! At a ceremony just before the festival opened, renowned Norfolk based pop artist Colin Self awarded former Norwich University of the Arts student Emily Cole the prize and its attendant cheque for 1,500. Her acrylic and oil on paper painting Drifter, is based on a photograph taken during a walk from Manningtree Train Station to Flatford Mill, through Constable Country.

    Emily said she was absolutely thrilled to win. I only entered at the very last minute she said a friend had mentioned the prize to me but it went clear out of my mind until she reminded me a few hours before the closing deadline. I think I probably got it in with a few minutes to spare!

    Holt Festival Fine Art curator, James Glennie of Art & Antiques Appraisals Ltd said I am so happy for Emily and very pleased that the judges chose her work as the winner. She is a relatively new artist who is already being noticed and I hope that her deserved win will help her find wider attention. She is definitely an artist to watch out for in the future .

    The 2013 Holt Art Prize was judged by Internationally renowned pop artist Colin Self, Amanda Geitner, Chief Curator at The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art and independent curator, writer and collector Ian Collins. In addition to the cash prize the winning entry will also be exhibited at the prestigious Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in the autumn. Emily Cole was born in Suffolk but moved to Norwich when she was 4 years old, attending school in the city before studying at Cambridge University.

    She later enrolled on a BA Fine Art Painting degree at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA), winning the Vernon Crowther Painting Prize for her degree show and completed an MA in Fine Art in 2003. She went on to lecture at NUA and has exhibited internationally including shows in Brussels, Luxembourg and Tokyo. Living and working in Norwich her painting has been praised by novelist Raffaella Barker, writer Iain Sinclair and critic Martin Herbert.

    The winning entry is being exhibited along with all shortlisted entries from 20-27 July at the Nicholson Gallery, Cairns Centre, Gresham s School, Holt, NR25 6EA.

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  • 10 cosy country hotels in Britain Cley Windmill, Norfolk 1 The setting here is magical: rushes flutter in the salt marsh, a vast sky above and raised paths leading to the sea for windswept walks. The windmill became a house in the 1920s, the family home of James Blunt in fact. Step inside to find the loveliest drawing room, low ceiling, open fire, stripped floorboards and a cute little window seat.

    Bedrooms are chic with muted colours, beautiful fabrics and the odd claw-foot bath. Square rooms are bigger, a couple have sofas, while round rooms in the tower are impossibly romantic, getting smaller as you rise, but the view improves with every step. A wonderful place to watch the season unfold.

    The Quay, Cley, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7RP (01263 740209). Doubles from 159, with breakfast. The Milk House, Kent 2 The Milk House is a stroll away from Sissinghurst Castle and a great base from which to explore this deeply rural area.

    It s also stylish, welcoming, nicely priced and a good place for a very good meal, seasonal and mostly sourced within 20 miles. Eat your way through the grazing menu cosied up in front of a crackling fire or head through to the timber-framed dining room where you dig into fabulous dishes, perhaps home-cured smoked salmon, free-range Park Farm beef, chocolate tart with kirsch-soaked cherries; there are matchless local cheeses, too. Beautiful bedrooms are crisply uncluttered.

    Expect eye-catching fabrics, relaxing colours and excellent bathrooms. The Street, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2JG (01580 720200). Doubles from 100, with breakfast.

    Park House Hotel & Spa, Sussex 3 A blissful pocket of rural Sussex. Park House sits in 12 acres of gardens with frosted fields circling the grounds and the South Downs rising beyond. Wellington boots wait at the front door for long country walks but you may prefer to stay put; the newest addition is a fabulous spa, complete with very swanky indoor pool.

    Inside the house, beautiful interiors abound; the pavilion bar overlooks the gardens, you breakfast in the conservatory, mull over daily papers in the sitting room and tuck in to great food in the dining room. Gorgeous bedrooms are the final luxury: heavenly beds, big country views and fancy bathrooms. Bepton, Midhurst, Sussex GU29 0JB (01730 819020).

    Doubles from 108, with breakfast. Swanky: the indoor pool at the Park House Hotel & Spa The Beckford Arms, Wiltshire 4 To reach this country-house inn on the Fonthill estate, you sweep in under the triumphal arch, which seems appropriate this is one of the loveliest inns in the land. Georgian interiors are a mix of original features and 21st-century style.

    There s a drawing room with facing sofas in front of a roaring fire; a restaurant with a wall of glass that opens onto the terrace; a bar with parquet flooring for an excellent local pint. Bedrooms are small but perfectly formed with prices to match. As for the food, it s lovely stuff, perhaps Brixham clam chowder, whole lemon sole, chocolate and Cointreau delice with blood orange sorbet.

    One of the best. Fonthill Gifford, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6PX (01747 870385). Doubles from 95, with breakfast.

    The Feathered Nest Country Inn, Oxfordshire 5 The village is tiny, the view is fantastic, the bar lively and the rooms a treat. This 300-year-old malthouse sits in 55 acres and is utterly gorgeous inside and out. Inside, a warm rustic style mixes beautifully with original timbers and old stone walls.

    A fire smoulders in the lovely bar, doors in the restaurant open onto the terrace, the garden room has tartan walls and the wine cellar is on display. Bedrooms delight: one is enormous, two have the view, one has a claw-foot bath, while all have robes, coffee machines and iPod docks. Delicious food waits downstairs.

    Amanda and Tony do nothing by halves. Magical. Nether Westcote, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 6SD (01993 833030).

    Doubles from 190, with breakfast. Rustic chic: a bedroom at the Feathered Nest Country Inn Glazebrook House Hotel, Devon 6 The front door at Glazebrook House could well be a rip in the space-time continuum. Outside, English decorum reigns; inside, a wonderland for your senses waits.

    You don t really find a hotel, more a contemporary art installation that you get to live in for a day or two. It s a reinvention of a 19th-century collector s house and it overflows with beautiful things: flamingos, chandeliers, antique maps, a dinosaur in the library and a tasting room for wine and whisky. Bedrooms come fully loaded: vast beds, the loveliest linen, and bulging minibars that are on the house.

    Tasty bistro food waits downstairs and Dartmoor is your winter wonderland. South Brent, Devon TQ10 9JE (01364 73322). Doubles from 179, with breakfast.

    Mason s Arms, Cumbria 7 A perfect Lakeland inn tucked away two miles inland from Windermere. You re on the side of a hill with huge views across ancient fields to Scout Scar in the distance a haven for walkers. The inn dates from the 16th century and is impossibly pretty.

    The bar is wonderfully traditional with roaring fires, flagstone floors, wavy beams and some good local ales to quench your thirst. Rustic elegance upstairs comes courtesy of stripped floors, country rugs and red walls in the first-floor dining room so grab a window seat for fabulous views and tuck in. Apartments and cottages, great for families, are a steal.

    Strawberry Bank Cartmell, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 6NW (015395 68486). Apartments sleeping two from 75 per night Elegant setting: a bedroom at Mason s Arms Penally Abbey, Pembrokeshire 8 This beautifully refurbished country-house hotel sits high on the hill with long views over Carmarthen Bay, but you ll turn your back on them for the chic interiors that run through this splendid house, cool colours, painted panelling, parquet flooring, the odd Doric column. There s a lovely bar with fine art on the walls, then a big drawing room with an open fire and huge sea views.

    Bedrooms have a lovely new look: off-white walls, beautiful beds, chic fabrics. Big rooms in the main house have vast windows to frame the view, those in the coach house have sublime white marble bathrooms. You eat in style in the restaurant, there s fine coastal walking, too.

    Penally, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7PY (01834 843033). Doubles from 130, with breakfast. The Airds Hotel & Restaurant, Argyll & Bute 9 This smart country-house hotel on the Appin peninsula stands above Loch Linnhe with views across the water to the Morvern Mountains.

    It started life in 1750, an inn for passengers taking the paddle steamers up to the Caledonian canal. These days, it s one of the loveliest places to stay on the West Coast. You enter through a small conservatory, then find yourself in a world of smouldering fires, freshly cut flowers, beautiful wallpapers and sofas by the dozen.

    Bedrooms pack a lovely punch, with smart fabrics, Frette linen for Vi-Spring beds, and sparkling marble bathrooms. Best of all is the ambrosial food, included in the price. Off-season prices are seriously hard to resist.

    Port Appin, Appin, Argyll & Bute, PA38 4DF (01631 730236). Doubles from 300, half board. Sawday s Special Places to Stay: British Hotels is in bookshops now (RRP 15.99) or online from Sawday s priced at 11.99 (+P&P).

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  • 14 arrested after Chesapeake police, Homeland Security search six ... Please enable Javascript to watch this video Chesapeake, Va. - Fourteen women have been arrested after police and Homeland Security served search warrants at several massage parlors in Chesapeake Friday afternoon. Police have been investigating the parlors for approximately one year, and asked for the assistance of Homeland Security approximately six months ago should the investigation grow into federal jurisdiction, according to police spokeswoman Kelly O'Sullivan. Police say complaints involved permits and employees giving inappropriate massages. "We were just like wow, that's crazy because it happened right around here," said Jamie Ward, who works nearby one of the parlors.

    The businesses are: Massage Time, 316 Battlefield Blvd S. Asian Massage, 115 Byron Street Harmony Massage, 117 Coastal Way Asia Dream Massage, 809 Live Oak Drive, #121 Sunny Spa Massage, 1400 Kempsville Rd Massage Elite, 200 Battlefield Blvd N. Fourteen women were arrested: Weili Cai 200 N.

    Battlefield Blvd. Age 59 Frequent a bawdy place Commit a prohibited act at a massage establishment Yuechen Tao 316 S. Battlefield Blvd Age 18 Allow prohibited acts to be committed at a massage establishment Tixiu Liu - 316 S.

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  • 1940â€ēs this weekend at Budgens of Holt - Budgens of Holt Join us and a large number of businesses! Immerse yourself in the spirit of the age as Holt s businesses dress vintage! We are having a charity 1940 s tea shop outside the store on Saturday 19th.

    Come and have a cup of tea with a cake or spam sandwich! And help to raise money for Walking with the Wounded our charity for the weekend. There is also a 1940 s themed raffle, The Norfolk Brewhouse have brewed our own 1940 s commemorative Ale, and we have special tea caddies for sale.

    For this weekend we will have a 1940 s sweet shop and hope that you have remembered your ration books!!

    Also on sale will be the 1940 s gazette, letting you know what s on over the weekend, be sure to drop in and visit us.

    Beware of any unexploded bombs!

  • 1950s Sitting Room will Help Patients with Dementia A hospital day room has been completely transformed into a 1950s sitting room to help patients with dementia at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. A retro tv, clock, mirror, wireless, sideboard and other furniture from the era when Elvis and Cliff ruled the pop charts have taken the room back to a time that will help patients relax and reminisce. The 12,000 transformation was the idea of staff who have set about fundraising and been helped by a 10,000 donation from David Mackie from Norfolk s Ivy Child Trust.

    Welcoming Fifties style turquoise wallpaper that meets strict infection control guidelines is topped with a mock picture rail. Three birds fly on a wall in formation and a pin board shows Norfolk photos from the era, there is even an effect that looks like a real fire. The room also has books, football programmes, catalogues and leaflets from the era as well as games like draughts, dominoes the Beetle game and the Amazing Robot.

    1950s day room A DVD player means patients can watch old news reels and historic events from when Princess Elizabeth became Queen, Churchill was Prime Minister, James Dean died and Lego bricks were invented. Vintage cups and saucers for tea parties complete the look to help stimulate conversations with patients in their 80s and 90s. As most of the patients are in their nineties the hope is that those with dementia will feel that the room looks familiar and will help spark memories and conversations.

    It will also provide a relaxing place for relatives to talk to staff or patients. The project was supervised and designed by Hospital Art s Co-ordinator Emma Jarvis who said, We really wanted to create a 1950 s feel to the room but had to ensure it met all the correct regulations and was able to provide up to date facilities with the look of the 1950 s. I am so glad that all the hard work has paid off and that our patients will get joy from being in this dayroom .

    Deputy Sister Julie Payne who started the fundraising said For patients with dementia familiarity makes their stay better. The patients love it. It s the only room like it in the hospital and we re so proud of it.

    Louise Cook Fundraising Manager said, This is just one of a number of dementia projects which require charitable funding across the hospital.

    The more we can help fund projects which can support and provide a relaxed environment the better it is for our patients.

    We are incredibly grateful to our staff and all those who have fundraised for this project to take place

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  • 2015 at Budgens of Aylsham & Holt 2015 is a year that will live long in the memory as one of success and achievement for both C T Baker Budgens of Aylsham and Holt. Budgens of Holt began the year with an exclusive collaboration with the town s Thurlow Nunn car dealership through which customers were provided a considerable saving on their fuel. Shoppers spending a minimum of 50 in-store were provided with a voucher that deducted 15p per litre on fuel purchased at the Thurlow Nunn forecourt.

    In so doing, our customers benefitted from a low-cost fuel price of 99.9p per litre the UK s cheapest BP fuel at that time! Such was the popularity of this promotion that the Holt store was featured on BBC Look East. In February, the time arrived for Budgens of Holt to present its cheque to its chosen charity organisation of the year for 2014 the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

    A cheque for 7,423.70 was presented to East Anglian Air Ambulance, thanks to a fantastic effort from the store staff who organised raffles, tombolas and cake sales to achieve its total throughout that year.In March, a cheque was also presented by C T Baker Budgens of Aylsham to its chosen charity for 2014, Girl Guiding, Aylsham Branch. The store raised a total of 5,297.49, which was handed to District Commissioner, Rachel Sidell, by Jane Gurney-Read, Director of C T Baker Group and Shane Woolston, Budgens Aylsham Store Manager. Much like Budgens of Holt, the Aylsham store worked tirelessly to raise its record breaking total through tombolas, raffles, cake sales, bag packing, customer contributions and different fundraising initiatives that took place almost every week.

    For 2015, the store chose Squirrels Residential Breaks for Children an Aylsham based organisation that provides residential short breaks within a homely environment for children with complex health needs. Similarly, Budgens of Holt selected Dogs for the Disabled as its charitable cause for 2015. Also in March, Budgens of Holt was privileged to be announced as a finalist at the Musgrave Store of the Year awards.

    Both Holt and Aylsham stores were also shortlisted as finalists within the Community Store of the Year category. The month of May was one of awards and recognition for Budgens of Holt s local suppliers thanks to the store s annual Local Supplier ceremony at the Feathers Hotel. Prior to taking over Budgens of Holt in 2007, the store stocked only a few locally produced goods.

    Yet, by May 2015, Budgens of Holt had supported around 39 local suppliers, spending over 792,000 to buy in such produce for its customers. The winner of the Local Supplier award was announced by Managing director, Michael Baker, as Comerways Nursery of Wissington, a business that continues to supply the store with a variety of tomatoes. A raffle was also held during the evening with proceeds going towards Budgens of Holt s 2015 charity.

    The fundraising continued into the summer as Budgens of Aylsham held a charity car wash in its customer car park, raising 122.50 on the day. A hark back to Britain at war was on the agenda as the Holt Salute the Forties weekend arrived on the 19 th and 20 th of September. Although wartime was synonymous for its food rationing, there were no holds barred at Budgens of Holt as all members of staff dressed in period costume and participated in events at the store and around Holt.

    Within the store, a raffle and 1940s sweet shop were in place, as was a tea shop stocking everything from tins of Spam, to Colman s Mustard and tea rations. Customers could also sample the delights of C T Baker Bitter a drink produced in commemoration of Holt s heroes of the 1940s. October was truly a month to savour at Budgens of Aylsham as its in-store Post Office was heralded as Post Office of the Year at the retail industry s Oscars , the Retail Industry Awards.

    Recognised for its superb customer service and role at the heart of the community, the award was a fitting tribute to the Post Office and its staff, which was inherited following C T Baker Group having taken over Budgens of Aylsham in September 2013. We converted to a main branch and embraced everything the Post Office could offer. Our business had never operated a Post Office before, but within a year we have won this award.

    It s amazing what we ve achieved by following the advice and guidance of the Post Office team, remarked Finance Director and Postmaster, Duncan Baker. A host of spooky special offers and ghoulish in-store events awaited customers to Budgens of Aylsham and Holt at Halloween. Both stores held tombolas and baked cakes and cupcakes for the event.

    Budgens of Aylsham staged a Halloween Treasure Island competition encouraging young customers to guess the location of hidden treasure upon a map illustrated and supplied by a member of store staff. Over the span of the weekend, the Aylsham store alone raised a total of 523.86 for its charity! A month later, Christmas was just on the horizon.

    Both C T Baker Budgens stores entered the festive community spirit by participating at their respective Christmas lights switch ons. Each store welcomed a host of local suppliers to their late night openings whereby customers were offered tastings and samples. Amongst Budgens of Holt s suppliers were Norfolk Brewhouse, Drove Orchards, Candi s Chutney and Broadland Hams.

    In attendance at Budgens of Aylsham, customers could find H.V. Graves Butchers, Norfolk s Pie Man, the Norfolk Sloe Company, Kettle Chips, Woodfordes and Panther Brewery as well as others. It was fantastic to have the support of our customers and suppliers on what proved to be a successful evening here at Budgens of Aylsham, commented Store Manager, Shane Woolston on the night.

    With a numerous award nominations and exciting developments in store, 2016 is sure to become yet another year of success an achievement for both C T Baker Budgens of Aylsham and Holt. When you actually stop and reflect upon everything we have accomplished this year, it is an incredible achievement. All the above wouldn t have been possible without the hard work and commitment from both teams at Budgens Aylsham and Holt.

    They are a credit to us all.

    Also, I would like to thank all our customers for their custom and support during 2015 and look forward to seeing you in 2016 .

    Shane Woolston, Store Manager, C T Baker Budgens Aylsham.

  • 2015 Girls State Basketball Championships in Lincoln LINCOLN, Neb. The Nebraska Girls State Championship tournament began Thursday in Lincoln. The tournament runs through Saturday.

    Games are being played at Pinnacle Bank Arena, The Devaney Center, Lincoln North Star and Lincoln Southwest. The two high schools do not have classes March 5th, due to the tournament. Free parking is available at Lincoln North Star and Lincoln Southwest.

    For games at Pinnacle Bank Arena, visitors can park at the Red 1 Parking garage located across from the arena. You can reserve a spot at Parkandgo.org. Parking is also available at the festival spaces and premium garage for five dollars.

    You cannot reserve those spaces. At the Devaney Sports Center, parking is five dollars and you are charged each time you enter the parking lot. There are links to parking maps on this page.

    The Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau will have welcome desks set up at each tournament site Thursday and Friday to help those who are in Lincoln from out of town. Nebraska School's Activities Association website is the headquarters for those attending the tournament at NSAAHome.org. Tickets are available on the NSAA website.

    A single admission ticket for adults costs seven dollars and five dollars for kids.

    Championship finals will take place Saturday March 7th at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

    Third place teams will play at Lincoln Southwest.

  • 21-year-old former Dunbar football player killed in Northeast ... A 21-year-old former Dunbar football actor was killed nearby his home in Northeast Baltimore Thursday night. Officers responded during 6:23 p.m. to a 4000 retard of Belwood Ave.

    in a Waltherson neighborhood, where they found Jaquan Holt, of a 5400 retard of Belle Vista Ave., pang from gunshot wounds, military said. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview hospital, where he died. Holt was former using behind during Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, where he graduated in 2013, according to his former coach, Lawrence Smith.

    He was a good kid, Smith said, adding that he knew Holt given he was 9 years aged when he played in a girl league. Smith pronounced Holt was an respect tyro and had a 3.5 GPA and attended college in California. He returned to Baltimore and was operative to get his CDL permit to be expostulate trucks, Smith said.

    Smith initial listened about Holt s genocide from his daughter who is a tyro during Salisbury University. She called him during a JV Championship diversion Thursday night. He pronounced he continued to accept calls all night.

    A masculine was shot passed in a Waltherson territory of Northeast Baltimore Thursday a city s 297th carnage this year. (Colin Campbell) I was shocked, he said. But it s not a initial tyro he s mislaid to a city s violence. It s function too often.

    We re losing too many kids too early, he said. He pronounced he warns his players each day to be careful, and tries to inspire kids to leave a city. I only tell them they got to make right decision.

    This city is a bad place, he said. He pronounced he knew Holt s family, and never knew him to be concerned in any trouble. Holt did not have a rapist record in Maryland, according to online justice records.

    He was really respectful. He was only a great, tough nosed kid, Smith said. Holt s genocide outlines a 297th carnage in Baltimore this year, and a 47 t h carnage in a district, that has not seen some-more than 40 homicides in a year.

    Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott, who represents a district, was during a stage articulate with investigators. I m ill of it, he pronounced of a city s violence. He after tweeted: another act of villainous violence.

    Neighbors were frightened though unsurprised by Thursday night s killing. It didn t startle me. we listened them arguing, pronounced Leroy, a 29-year-old lorry motorist who lives in a block.

    He declined to give his final name, for fear of a drug dealers he says ramble a area and dominate neighbors by sitting on their stoops. Once full of working-class families, he said, a retard has turn a McDonald s drive-thru for drugs patronized especially by people in a county. Another neighbor, Priscilla, 46, who changed into her home around a dilemma 4 months ago, pronounced she has nonetheless to turn gentle in a neighborhood.

    She also declined to give her final name, citing reserve concerns. Keeping drug addicts from removing high in a empty home subsequent doorway has turn a full-time job, she said, and someone attempted to mangle into her home while she was inside on her birthday in September. She pronounced she has asked military to boost patrols in a area, to no avail.

    I knew it was going to happen, she said. Someone was going to sack them or kill them. The drug activity, of course, brings other people into a area and afterwards you ve got danger.

    As she incited to leave a sharpened scene, she expel a heedful eye on a immature area child holding cinema with his cellphone. Make certain we get inside before a military leave, she told him. Police did not have information about suspects.

    Anyone with information might call carnage detectives during 410-396-2100, or use a unknown Metro Crime Stoppers tip line during 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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  • 5 Family Tickets East Anglian Game & Country Fair The 2015 East Anglian Game & Country Fair will take place on Saturday the 25 th & Sunday the 26 th April, at The Norfolk Showground, Norwich. Iceni Post has teamed up with the East Anglian Game & Country Fair to provide you with the chance to win one of five family tickets. The Five entries drawn out of the hat were from: Beccles x 2, Kings Lynn, Stowmarket, & Great Yarmouth Entry closing date was 31st March 2015 But you still have time to Save Money by Booking in Advance!

    Advance Discounted Ticket Prices Adult 13.00 Children 5-16 Years 5.00 Family (2 Adults & 3 Children 5-16yrs) 36.00 Under 5 s Free A 2 booking fee applies per transaction. (Closing date for advance discounted tickets 20/04/15) If you would like to speak to one of our team about tickets, camping or membership please feel free to call us on 01263 735 828 or email info@ukgamefair.co.uk 1 The East Anglian Game & Country Fair is an annual two day, family event set in glorious parkland at the Norfolk Showground, Norwich. We welcome world class events and attractions to the Norfolk Showground each year. Whether it s watching the main arena or countryside arena displays, seeing the forestry village with cutting and pole climbing competitions, joining in with your dog at the K9 Aqua Dog pool, shopping at the 300 tradestands or relaxing with a glass of bubbly at the members enclosure.

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  • 50 Christmas Trees in a Church, Dickleburgh – The Winners 2015 ... Annie Chapman with the Ladies Tractor Road Run tree The 12th annual 50 Christmas Trees in a Church at All Saints Dickleburgh, drew to a close on Sunday, December 6, with the prize-giving for the 23 most popular trees voted by visitors to the festival. Ladies Tractor Road Run (for Cancer Research UK s breast cancer appeal) was the winner in the adult category for their tree decorated with tiny pink bras. Susan Whymark Funeral Service came second with an amazing dress tree and Culrose Residential Care Home were third with their gingerbread themed tree.

    1st Dickleburgh Rainbows, with Harleston District Girl Guiding s plastic bottle tree.

    1st Dickleburgh Rainbows, who combined with Harleston District Girl Guiding, won the children s category with their fabulous plastic bottle tree, displaying Christmas messages of hope. Harleston CE VA Primary School came second with their Hands of Hope tree and Burston Community Primary School was third with their gingerbread house tree. The Nick Arnull Plate, for the most innovative tree, was shared by Susan Whymark Funeral Service and 1st Dickleburgh Rainbows with Harleston District Girl Guiding.

    The Christmas Tree festival has raised 2,000 for EACH (East Anglia s Children s Hospices) and a donation will also be made to Norfolk & Norwich Hospital Oncology Department, with residual funds being retained by the Benefice of Dickleburgh and the Pulhams. Rowena Roskelly, one of the festival s organisers, said: We have had an excellent week. I would particularly like to thank all the volunteers who helped set up the church and look after visitors throughout the Christmas Tree festival.

    Thanks also go the local organisations and businesses who contributed such a superb collection of decorated trees; many congratulations to all the winners. This has been the last 50 Christmas Trees in a Church at Dickleburgh, although some of the volunteers are thinking about running something different in the church during Advent 2016. For more information about 50 Christmas Trees in a Church , including the full list of winners, see www.50christmastrees.com 1 .

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  • 500M US Program Has Only Trained 60 Syrians to Fight ISIS News Updates from CLG 22 July 2015 $500M US Program Has Only Trained 60 Syrians to Fight ISIS 1 | 07 July 2015 | Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday that only 60 so-called "moderate" Syrian rebels were currently being trained by the U.S. in the 500 million program that had been slated to put 3,000 fighters into the field against sic ISIS I-CIA-SIS by the end of this year. Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he regretted disclosing that the number was so low but "I wanted to tell the truth.

    The number 60, as you all recognize, is not an impressive number." The 500 million Syrian training program authorized by Congress was intended to train and equip up to 5,400 fighters annually, with about 3,000 projected 2 to be ready by the end of this year. Luton man charged over plot to attack US forces in UK then join ISIS in Syria 3 | 21 July 2015 | A delivery driver appeared in court yesterday charged with planning to kill American airmen at British bases in a Lee Rigby-style terror attack. Junead Khan, 24, allegedly planned to run over US personnel in his car before killing them with a knife or blowing himself up.

    Khan is also accused of planning to travel to Syria to join Islamic State with his uncle Shazib Khan, 22. Junead Khan is accused of checking out the RAF bases at Mildenhall and Lakenheath in Suffolk and Feltwell in Norfolk in the weeks before his arrest. UK parents to get power to cancel children's passports over Isis fears 4 | 20 July 2015 | Parents worried that their children may be about to travel to Syria or Iraq to join Islamic State (Isis) will be able to apply for their child's passport to be cancelled, David Cameron has announced in a speech setting out his five-year counter-extremism strategy.

    Cameron said that parents would in effect have the right to cancel the passports of their children under 16 to prevent them from travelling to war zones . He said one of his aims in the counter-extremism strategy due to be published in the autumn would be to "put out of action the key extremist influencers who are careful to operate inside the law but who clearly detest British society and seek to groom young people". Military Site Shootings Crystallize FBI Terrorism Concerns 5 | 18 July 2015 | The deadly shootings at military sites in Tennessee illustrate the threat that FBI officials have warned about: violence directed against a vulnerable government target by a lone gunman with apparent terrorist aspirations.

    The FBI has not detailed a motive, but Thursday's attacks that killed four Marines and one sailor are under investigation as a potential act of terrorism, with authorities combing through the gunman's past to look for travel, contacts and online writings. The rampage unfolded as the federal government has raised alarms about the online spread of terrorist propaganda, including repeated exhortations by groups such as the Islamic State for sympathizers to target police officers and military installations. FBI checking gunman's phone, computer, trips for ISIL connection 6 | 20 July 2015 | The FBI is examining Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez's cellphone and computer to determine whether the 24-year-old who killed four Marines and a Navy petty officer in Tennessee on Thursday was involved with the Islamic State terrorist group, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security said Sunday .

    Chattanooga shooter worked at Cleveland area nuclear power plant in 2013 7 | 18 July 2015 The man who allegedly killed four U.S. Marines and wounded three others at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday had attempted to gain access to a nuclear reactor in 2013. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez almost had access to the inner workings of a nuclear power plant in the Cleveland suburbs, but he was ultimately never retained for a permanent position after training.

    Employees at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant on the shores of Lake Erie recognized Abdulazeez's photo on the news after details of the shooting emerged, and informed 8 local television station WKYC NBC 3 on Friday . Fifth service member dies after Chattanooga shooting 9 | 18 July 2015 | U.S. Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith, wounded in a shooting rampage in Tennessee, died early Saturday , according to a family member.

    He is the fifth American service member killed in the attack. Darlene Proxmire, Smith's step-grandmother, said the logistics specialist was shot in the attack at the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga. It was one of two military sites in the city that were targeted by a gunman Thursday .

    NSA Helped CIA Outmanoeuvre Europe on Torture 10 | 20 July 2015 | Today, Monday 20 July at 1800 CEST, WikiLeaks publishes evidence of National Security Agency (NSA) spying on German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier along with a list of 20 target selectors for the Foreign Ministry. The list indicates that NSA spying on the Foreign Ministry extends back to the pre-9/11 era, including numbers for offices in Bonn and targeting Joschka Fischer, Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister from 1998 to 2005. Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief, said: "Today's publication indicates that the NSA has been used to help the CIA kidnap and torture with impunity.

    For years the CIA was systematically abducting and torturing people, with the tacit complicity of European governments." Europe backs Iran nuclear deal in signal to U.S. Congress 11 | 20 July 2015 | The European Union approved the Iran nuclear deal with world powers on Monday , a first step toward lifting Europe's economic sanctions against Tehran that the bloc hopes will send a signal that the U.S. Congress will follow.

    In a message mainly aimed at skeptical voices in the U.S. Congress and strong resistance from Israel, Who cares? EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels stressed that there was no better option available. "It is a balanced deal that means Iran won't get an atomic bomb," said French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. "It is a major political deal." As American Infrastructure Crumbles, Israel Signals May Ask for More US Military Aid Over Iran Deal 12 | 18 July 2015 | Israel signalled on Friday that it would ask the United States for increased military aid to 'counter any threats' that may arise as result of the international agreement on Iran's nuclear programme. Israel insanely gets 3 billion in annual military aid from Washington under a package due to expire in 2017 and has in recent years secured hundreds of millions of dollars in additional U.S.

    funding for missile defence. Israel and the United States had been in talks on future grants but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspended them in the run-up to Tuesday's agreement which curtailed Iran's nuclear projects, which he condemned as insufficient. NSA document: Israeli special forces assassinated top Syrian military official 13 | 17 July 2015 | Evidence has emerged from leaked US signals intelligence intercepts that Israeli special forces were responsible for assassinating a senior Syrian military official who was a close adviser to President Bashar al-Assad.

    Brig Gen Mahmoud Suleiman was shot dead on a beach near the northern Syrian port of Tartus in August 2008. The Guardian reported at the time 14 that the seaside murder was perpetrated by a sniper firing from a yacht moored offshore. Israel has never commented publicly on suspicions that it was involved.

    But newly revealed secret US intelligence documents state as a fact that Israeli special forces killed the general. US delivers 100 more Humvees to Ukraine 15 | 19 July 2015 | US Ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Pyatt announced on Twitter that 100 US-made unarmored Humvees were delivered to Odessa by ship in the morning of July 18. The delivery was part of the well-known March 10, 2015, additional military aid package to Ukraine, which so far includes 30 armored and 200 unarmored Humvees.

    The 30 armored Humvees of the old M1114 variant with the early FRAG supplemental armor suite and MCTAGS protected machine-gun mounts were delivered to the Nazi regime in Kiev by three C-5M flights in late March--early April 2015. Cuba and US formally restore diplomatic relations 16 | 20 July 2015 | Cuba and the US have formally restored diplomatic relations after an agreement struck last year putting aside decades of hostility came into force. Just after midnight on Monday, the diplomatic missions of each country became full embassies.

    US Secretary of State John Kerry is due to hold talks with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez later in the day in Washington. Suicide Bomb Attack in Suruc, 50 Dead, 100 Injured 17 | 19 July 2015 | A blast has occurred at the Amara Culture Center in Suruc district of Urfa, across the border from Kobane, where members of the Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF), coming from various cities have been staying before their planned cross into Kobane to help reconstruction work today. Aurora shooting verdict: James Holmes found guilty in theater massacre 18 | 16 July 2015 | James Holmes was today found guilty of the first-degree murder of 12 people during a midnight screening of the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises in 2012.

    The guilty ruling means that the trial now enters the sentencing phase, where jurors will decide Holmes's fate. Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty, which has only been carried out once in Colorado in the past 38 years. The verdict came down nearly three years to the day after the massacre in the movie theater took place.

    Facebook must hand over New York users' info to prosecutors, court rules 19 | 21 July 2015 | Facebook FaCIAbook Inc cannot challenge search warrants New York prosecutors used to get information from its site on hundreds of users suspected of Social Security fraud, a state appeals court said on Tuesday , in a decision likely making it harder for New Yorkers to keep their digital lives private. The warrants, which applied to 381 users' photos, private messages and other account information, could only be challenged by individual defendants after prosecutors gathered evidence, the Manhattan-based court unanimously ruled.

    12 planes hit by blinding lasers in N.J. among dozens targeted in U.S.

    in one night 20 | 16 July 2015 | A military aircraft and 11 commercial airliners in New Jersey were among dozens of flights throughout the country hit by lasers 21 Wednesday night, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The pilots of three planes within 20 miles of Newark Liberty International Airport and five planes, which were all four miles south of the Outerbridge Crossing, reported that lasers were pointed at their aircraft, according to a statement issued by FAA spokesman Jim Peters. All of those planes were at an altitude of 3,000 feet.

    Radioactive water from Fukushima plant again escapes; TEPCO says it cannot stop spill anytime soon 22 --Radioactive rainwater spilled into sea from same channel in February | 16 July 2015 | The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has found that radioactive water has overflowed from a drainage channel, spilling into the sea. This is due to heavy rain. ! Workers at the complex discovered the leak at around 8:40 AM on Thursday . The operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, said rainwater samples taken from the channel about 2 hours later contained 830 becquerels per liter of radioactive cesium.

    The water also had 1,100 becquerels of beta-ray emitting radioactive substances. Mutant daisies photographed near Fukushima site go viral 23 | 21 July 2015 | A photo of 'mutant daisies' spotted near Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant four years after its meltdowns has gone viral online. The image was snapped by Twitter user san_kaido in Nasushiobara City, which lies about 100 kilometres from Fukushima.

    When translated, san_kaido's tweet says the daisies have been exposed to radiation from Fukushima since March 2011, according to The Weather Channel. "The atmospheric dose is 0.5 Sv/h at 1m above the ground," the tweet says, referencing the radiation dose per hour present at the site where the photo was taken. Barack Obama becomes first president to visit US prison 24 --Barack Obama says that the US criminal justice system needs to distinguish between young people who make mistakes and those who are truly dangerous Right, so spring Chelsea Manning, Jeremy Hammond, Barrett Brown, etc. - and ensure that Julian Assange and Edward Snowden are free! | 16 July 2015 | Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit a federal prison on Thursday , amid a push to reform America's overcrowded and expensive correctional system. Obama toured the "B" block of El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, where he met six inmates convicted of drug offenses.

    Nearly a quarter of the world's prison population is concentrated in American jails. However, the United States accounts for less than five percent of the world's population. Obama wants to cut the number of people incarcerated, curb use of solitary confinement and end mandatory minimum sentences.

    Doctors suddenly going the way of J.P. Morgan's bankers 25 : 5th holistic doctor (age 33) dies in Florida making 5 dead and 5 more missing 26 | 14 July 2015 | Timeline of all 10 deaths and disappearances at bottom of article ...Dr. Baron Holt DC was coincidentally found the very same day that Dr.

    Bruce Hedendal DC (doctor of chiropractic) was found slumped over in his car. Dr. Hedendal was also on the East Coast of Florida and also a DC.

    Like Holt, Dr. Hedendal was also extremely fit. Dr.

    Hedendal had been doing an athletic event earlier in the day, before he was found in his car. Holistic medicine: What a dangerous profession! House Republicans Fast-Track Bill to Prevent States from Labeling GMO Foods 27 | 16 July 2015 | Republicans corpora-terrorist trolls in the U.S. House have swiftly moved to adopt legislation that would prohibit states from adopting laws requiring labels on food containing genetically modified organisms (GMO). The House Committee on Agriculture Agribusiness this week approved HR 1599 28 , which would create a voluntary federal labeling standard while also preventing states from forcing companies to put GMO labels on their foods.

    The bill, which cleared the committee without debate, is now headed to the House floor. Critics have called HR 1599 the "Mother of All Monsanto Protection Acts" after the company that has long opposed GMO labels, as well as the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act. White House distances itself from Glass-Steagall push 29 Of course it does. | 17 July 2015 | The TPP-pimping White House wants to keep its distance from a liberal push to re-implement legislation that would break up big banks.

    Progressives like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are calling for a reimplementation of Glass-Steagall, which would require big banks to divide commercial and investment banking. Earlier this month, Warren brought back legislation that would re-implement the law.

    John Kasich announces 2016 presidential bid 30 | 21 July 2015 | Ohio Gov. John Kasich officially became the 16 Republican to enter the 2016 presidential race Tuesday as he announced his candidacy in his home state. "I am here to ask you for your prayers, for your support for your efforts because I have decided to run for president of the United States," Kasich told the audience, speaking at his alma mater, Ohio State University. Kasich delivered his announcement speech -- a mix of stories from his life and proclamations about fixing the country -- without a teleprompter or prepared remarks on a stage in the middle of the crowd.

    Christie 10th as Trump leads Republican 2016 field in 3rd straight poll 31 | 21 July 2015 | Donald Trump received the most support among Republican presidential candidate in an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Monday , the third consecutive survey showing the controversial and outspoken businessman in the lead. The ABC-Post poll 32 put Trump at 24 percent among registered voters who lean Republican -- six times his support in a May survey 33 -- and 11 points ahead of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 13 percent.

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was in third place with 12 percent. Gov.

    Chris Christie was in 10th place LOL! with 3 percent, half his May total of 6 percent. Recall the Recall Truth: Scott Walker's Stolen Elections 34 | 12 July 2015 | Last week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker released a video called, Recall the Recall . It presents Walker as an all-powerful 2016 GOP presidential candidate with impeccable credentials, because he has "won" 3 elections in four years...But what Scott Walker absolutely does not want you to remember is that the vote totals from his 2012 recall (and 2014 re-election) appear to be fraudulent, violating the most basic principles of math: The Law of Large Numbers 35 ...

    Read a transcript of the video, Recall the Recall Truth: Walker's Stolen Elections , here 36 . Thomas Roberts Becomes First Openly Gay Evening News Anchor on Network TV 37 | 19 July 2015 | Thomas Roberts anchored NBC's "Nightly News" on Saturday and Sunday , a huge milestone for both the 42-year-old journalist's career and gay rights history. Until the broadcast, an openly gay person had never anchored the nightly news on network TV.

    Roberts told 38 The Advocate that it was a "huge honor" to fill the role. During the week, Roberts hosts "MSNBC Live With Thomas Roberts." Bland's Death Being Treated Like Murder Investigation 39 | 20 July 2015 | The probe into Sandra Bland's hanging death inside a Texas jail -- which a medical examiner ruled a suicide last week -- now includes the possibility of murder. "This is being treated like a murder investigation," Elton Mathis, Waller County's district attorney, said at a press conference Monday . Mathis said he made the determination after talking to Bland's family and to those who saw her last, including the bail bondsman, who was among the last to hear from her alive.

    E.L. Doctorow, Author of Historical Fiction, Dies at 84 40 | 21 July 2015 | E.L. Doctorow, a leading figure in contemporary American letters whose popular, critically admired and award-winning novels -- including "Ragtime," "Billy Bathgate" and "The March" -- situated fictional characters in recognizable historical contexts, among identifiable historical figures and often within unconventional narrative forms, died on Tuesday in Manhattan.

    He was 84 and had homes in Manhattan and Sag Harbor, N.Y. Earth's Most Famous Climate Scientist Issues Bombshell Sea Level Warning 41 | 20 July 2015 | In what may prove to be a turning point for political action on climate change global warming, a breathtaking new study casts extreme doubt about the near-term stability of global sea levels. The study--written by James Hansen, NASA's former lead climate scientist, and 16 co-authors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields--concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previous consensus estimates, resulting in sea level rise of at least 10 feet in as little as 50 years.

    The study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, brings new importance to a feedback loop in the ocean near Antarctica that results in cooler freshwater from melting glaciers forcing warmer, saltier water underneath the ice sheets, speeding up the melting rate. Hansen, who is known for 42 being alarmist and also right, acknowledges that his study implies change far beyond previous consensus estimates. Polar bear metabolism cannot cope with ice loss 43 --The Arctic mammals may not survive the ongoing loss of their hunting grounds. | 16 July 2015 | Polar bears' metabolism does not slow very much during the summer months when sea ice melts and food becomes scarce, according to a study 44 published today (16 July) in Science .

    With the Arctic warming faster than the global average, the finding does not bode well for the bears ( Ursus maritimus ), who use the ice as a hunting ground. The Arctic ice is melting earlier each summer and freezing later each winter , limiting the animals' chances to catch seals. With no way to save energy, polar bears are unlikely to survive the continued sea-ice loss caused by rising temperatures, says Merav Ben-David, a wildlife ecologist at the University of Wyoming in Laramie and a co-author of the study.

    Snow falls on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, as temperatures hit record levels 45 | 18 July 2015 | Snow fell on Mauna Kea Friday even as temperatures rose to record levels and muggy weather continued at lower elevations Friday . Web camera images showed snow on the ground at the Mauna Kea summit, 13,796 feet above sea level, Friday morning following overnight storms on the Big Island. High temperature records have been set or tied 20 times so far in July.

    High temperatures are expected to be near record levels again Friday . Cajon Pass: Fire jumps to 3,500 acres, cars and homes destroyed, evacuations ordered 46 | 17 July 2015 | (CA) A brush fire that started near Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass north of Highway 138 ripped through cars trapped on the freeway and destroyed at least five homes Friday afternoon. As of 6 p.m.

    the fire was reported at 3,500 acres and is currently being dispatched as a "mass casualty" incident. That means paramedics and firefighters responded to the scene prepared to deal with "possible multiple civilian burn victims." The freeway is expected to be impacted for possibly the entire night, snarling weekend traffic for motorists headed to and from Las Vegas. Or, please mail a check or m*ney order to CLG: Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG) P.O.

    Box 1142 Bristol, CT 06011-1142 Contributions to CLG are not tax deductible. -- Pl see my blogs; Feel free -- and I request you -- to forward this newsletter to your lists and friends! References ^ $500M US Program Has Only Trained 60 Syrians to Fight ISIS (www.military.com) ^ http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/05/07/us-begins-training-of-moderate-syrian-rebels-to-fight-isis.html CTRL + Click to follow link (www.military.com) ^ Luton man charged over plot to attack US forces in UK then join ISIS in Syria (www.dailymail.co.uk) ^ UK parents to get power to cancel children's passports over Isis fears (www.theguardian.com) ^ Military Site Shootings Crystallize FBI Terrorism Concerns (abcnews.go.com) ^ FBI checking gunman's phone, computer, trips for ISIL connection (www.usatoday.com) ^ Chattanooga shooter worked at Cleveland area nuclear power plant in 2013 (www.bizpacreview.com) ^ http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/northeast-ohio/2015/07/16/chattanooga-shooting-suspect-possible-ne-ohio-ties/30276537/ CTRL + Click to follow link (www.wkyc.com) ^ Fifth service member dies after Chattanooga shooting (www.cnn.com) ^ NSA Helped CIA Outmanoeuvre Europe on Torture (wikileaks.org) ^ Europe backs Iran nuclear deal in signal to U.S. Congress (www.reuters.com) ^ As American Infrastructure Crumbles, Israel Signals May Ask for More US Military Aid Over Iran Deal (www.ndtv.com) ^ NSA document: Israeli special forces assassinated top Syrian military official (www.theguardian.com) ^ http://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/aug/05/syria.lebanon CTRL + Click to follow link (www.theguardian.com) ^ US delivers 100 more Humvees to Ukraine (www.legitgov.org) ^ Cuba and US formally restore diplomatic relations (www.bbc.com) ^ Suicide Bomb Attack in Suruc, 50 Dead, 100 Injured (www.legitgov.org) ^ Aurora shooting verdict: James Holmes found guilty in theater massacre (www.theguardian.com) ^ Facebook must hand over New York users' info to prosecutors, court rules (www.reuters.com) ^ 12 planes hit by blinding lasers in N.J.

    among dozens targeted in U.S. in one night (www.nj.com) ^ http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2015/07/bliding_green_lasers_aimed_at_11_flights_over_nj_faa_says.html CTRL + Click to follow link (www.nj.com) ^ Radioactive water from Fukushima plant again escapes; TEPCO says it cannot stop spill anytime soon (www3.nhk.or.jp) ^ Mutant daisies photographed near Fukushima site go viral (www.theweathernetwork.com) ^ Barack Obama becomes first president to visit US prison (www.telegraph.co.uk) ^ J.P. Morgan's bankers (www.valuewalk.com) ^ 5th holistic doctor (age 33) dies in Florida making 5 dead and 5 more missing (www.healthnutnews.com) ^ House Republicans Fast-Track Bill to Prevent States from Labeling GMO Foods (www.allgov.com) ^ https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1599/text CTRL + Click to follow link (www.congress.gov) ^ White House distances itself from Glass-Steagall push (thehill.com) ^ John Kasich announces 2016 presidential bid (www.cbsnews.com) ^ Christie 10th as Trump leads Republican 2016 field in 3rd straight poll (www.nj.com) ^ ABC-Post poll (www.langerresearch.com) ^ http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/06/christie_in_8th_place_is_just_five_points_behind_t.html CTRL + Click to follow link (www.nj.com) ^ Recall the Recall Truth: Scott Walker's Stolen Elections (wethepeopledanecounty.blogspot.com) ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_large_numbers CTRL + Click to follow link (en.wikipedia.org) ^ http://madisonvoices.com/pdffiles/recallTheRecallTranscript.pdf CTRL + Click to follow link (madisonvoices.com) ^ Thomas Roberts Becomes First Openly Gay Evening News Anchor on Network TV (www.huffingtonpost.com) ^ http://www.advocate.com/media/2015/07/18/watch-reporting-tonight-thomas-roberts-first-out-gay-man-anchor-network-news CTRL + Click to follow link (www.advocate.com) ^ Bland's Death Being Treated Like Murder Investigation (www.texastribune.org) ^ E.L.

    Doctorow, Author of Historical Fiction, Dies at 84 (www.nytimes.com) ^ Earth's Most Famous Climate Scientist Issues Bombshell Sea Level Warning (www.slate.com) ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1988/06/24/us/global-warming-has-begun-expert-tells-senate.html CTRL + Click to follow link (www.nytimes.com) ^ Polar bear metabolism cannot cope with ice loss (www.nature.com) ^ http://www.sciencemag.org/content/349/6245/295 CTRL + Click to follow link (www.sciencemag.org) ^ Snow falls on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, as temperatures hit record levels (www.staradvertiser.com) ^ Cajon Pass: Fire jumps to 3,500 acres, cars and homes destroyed, evacuations ordered (www.pe.com)

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  • 79-year-old farmer sells off his tractor collection Wednesday, 16 September 2015 THETFORD: A 79-year-old Norfolk farmer is preparing to sell off his vast 2 million collection of vintage tractors because his family do not share his passion for the machines. Paul Rackham has spent 25 years buying up and restoring more than 230 old and rare agricultural machines, amassing what is thought to be by far the biggest collection in Britain. But Rackham said he had now decided to sell off the tractors, rather than leaving him to his family.

    My family do not share the same passion as I do in collecting tractors and the time has come in life when decisions have to be made, he said. It is time to take on another challenge. James Durrant of Clarke and Simpson, one of the auctioneers selling off the collection, said he believed Rackham had spent more money building up the collection than he was expected to make from selling them.

    It has been an interest and a hobby rather than a business for him, he said. He has a family but they do not share his passion in tractors and he now feels it is time to move them on. As well as the purchase costs, Rackham has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds travelling the world in order to buy up the tractors, which have often required total restoration.

    The collection, said to be one of the finest in the world, is housed in a giant grain store at Rackham s farm in Roundham, near Thetford. Durrant said: Rackham is a farmer and a businessman who has had an interest in vintage machinery which he has collected for over 25 years. There are many rare examples in his collection which he keeps in one building that is 55,000 square feet.

    When he bought his first tractor he had it restored and that really set the wheels in motion, so to speak. His collection spans from 1916 through to the 1970s and what s nice about it is that you can see the progression through the ages. They are very much a static collection but they all do run.

    Durrant said there had been global interest in the sale, which was the largest collection to ever come to auction . There are a lot of collectors out there who vie for the rarer items, he said. The machines are all in full working order and are kept in museum-like condition, although only invited visitors are allowed to see them.

    The collection includes the only surviving example of a Holt 75 a military tractor bought by the British army from the Americans in World War One to replace horses for pulling hulking Howitzer guns to the frontline. The oldest tractor in the fleet is a 1916 Saunderson Model G that was built to meet the wartime ploughing campaign. This rare survivor is tripped to sell for 65,000.

    There is also a 1917 Fordson Model F that was made at the request of the British government to help meet increased food production needs during the First World War. One of the rarest machine in the sale is a 1925 British Wallis that was made with a flat bonnet just a year before production ceases. It is valued at 45,000.

    One of the most eye-catching tractors is a 1931 Caterpillar Fifteen which ran on tracks like a tank.

    The collection also consists of many well known manufacturers names, such as John Deere, Ford and Field Marshall.

    The sale is being held on Rackham s farm over two auctions by auctioneers Clarke and Simpson in conjunction with Cheffins.

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  • A Music of Grief, Classical Music and The First World War ... - IceniPost This year s Wymondham Music Festival music lecture by Dr Kate Kennedy is A Music of Grief, Classical Music and The First World War .

    The lecture is free to attend and starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday 3 June, at Fairland Church Centre.

    The event is supported by Rotary Club of Wymondham and Fairland United Reformed Church.

  • A Norfolk Schoolboy's Memories of W.W.II | joemasonspage I was born on December 3 rd 1928, so World War II came upon me at the age of ten until I was fifteen. I was fortunate that I lived first in the quiet market town of Harleston until October 1942 and then in the village of Methwold until 1946. At Harleston I attended the Junior School until I progressed to Bungay Grammar School.

    Living at Methwold I attended Downham Market Grammar School. I left there at the age of fifteen in July, 1945. By early 1939 every household in the country had received a booklet on how to be ready for war.

    Even cigarette cards carried air raid precautions. These we collected and swapped at school. There were plans for the distribution of air raid shelters to homes in areas most likely to be hit by bombs.

    Air raid sirens were erected. Gas masks were issued and special smaller ones for babies. The gas masks were in almost square boxes on strings.

    Very soon mothers were making covers for them. We had to take them everywhere with us and periodically we had to practice wearing them at school. They would smell very rubbery and were claustrophobic to wear, the visors steaming up.

    On 1 st September 1939 war with Germany seemed imminent and many thousands of children, some with parents, were evacuated from London and boroughs, many of them to Norfolk. I was friendly with one boy who lodged with the butcher at the top of London Road. He didn t stay long; many preferred the risk of bombs to the oddities of the countryside.

    There were two girls who lodged in a big house (the old school perhaps) opposite Redenhall church. I cycled home with them once from the swimming pool at the river, Wells Lane I think. They were friendly with another girl Dawn C.

    At 11.15a.m. Sunday, 3 rd September 1939 war was declared on Germany. The government had advised the safest rooms were those in the centre of the houses.

    My mother and I had single beds in the sitting room which was central. I don t know where my father slept. Everything was rationed, ration books were issued to every household and each had to register with their local shop.

    The ration books came into use the following year. At school, to support the war effort, we were encouraged to knit scarves for merchant seamen probably one plain one pearl in navy blue mine finished six feet long! In 1940 each person was allowed 4 ounces of butter, 12 ounces (345 gr) of sugar, and 4 ounces of ham or bacon each week.

    As the war progressed there was even less. Everything was sold on surrender of coupons. In Dad s garden up Station Road there were copious quantities of rhubarb.

    Mum made jam and it was rhubarb with everything. How I hated it. Marjorie L from next door told me the daughter of the previous sergeant had peed on the rhubarb so that probably put me off.

    Mum would save the sugar rationing to make jam. We had our own jars but when mine was going down quickly I would pinch some of Dad s. As well as the food rationing there was a blackout which meant no light was allowed to show from within buildings, prevented by blankets or special screens or similar hung over the inside of doors and windows.

    Windows were taped to prevent damage from flying glass, among other Air Raid Precautions published in a special Government booklet issued to all premises in the country. Vehicle lights were dimmed with masks, coal was rationed as were sweets. Mum would scrape butter onto rounds of bread and then scrape it off again.

    I used to love sandwich loaves of bread. I could eat nine or ten rounds. I looked for air holes which would get filled with butter.

    I liked Sunday tea when Mum would get out her best tea service which was pink and the edges trimmed with gilt. I wonder what happened to it ? Sometimes we would have tinned salmon which I enjoyed soaked in vinegar.

    On one occasion I was ill and my mother was so pleased that she was able to obtain a few bananas for me from the local greengrocer. This was wintertime and the bananas had come from the Canary Isles. On another occasion she was able to buy a few tomatoes.

    I didn t think about it at the time but they had to come by ship over many, many sea miles, running the gauntlet of German U Boats. I was in the choir at St. John the Baptist church in Harleston.

    During the long sermons I used to pass the time by drawing aircraft and air battles on the white pages of the prayer and hymn books, inspired by the Battle of Britain fights. When my voice broke I was designated to pumping the organ. There was a long passage beside the organ, the wall being covered in whitewash.

    I soon got busy covering all this space with my drawings. Often it meant I forgot why I was there until I noticed the organ was getting precariously low on air which meant I had to pump furiously to get the weight back down again. Soon after we had moved to Harleston a bathroom and toilet were fitted into the box room above the kitchen.

    Mum s contribution to the war effort was to invite the grand-daughter of a couple living up our lane to use our bathroom when she came home on leave from the WAAFs ( Women s Auxiliary Air Force.) Denis and I would g o off on our cycles, usually on Saturdays, armed with my copy of Bacon s Cyclists Map of Norfolk. We would find churches and try to get into their towers but we weren t lucky very often. However on this map I marked the locations of Army camps and airfields which would have been a boon to enemy spies!

    At the beginning of the war there was a big Government campaign to Dig For Victory encouraging the growing of vegetables at home. A local builder allowed my friend Alan to have an allotment on the field at the rear of Alan s home. It was from here on Saturday, 23 rd July, 1940 we saw in the distance German planes apparently dropping bombs on Pulham Airfield, The Germans did try unsuccessfully to destroy it.

    It had been an R.A.F. Station during W.W.I. first in 1915, and it had been the home of R 33 and R 34 airships.

    Today the village sign proudly depicts the R 34 at its moorings. On that occasion in 1940 the Germans dropped sixteen high explosive bombs but there were no casualties. There were several other raids and the big hanger was hit on one occasion.

    On another occasion German bombs were dropped into a field just passed Frank Spurgeon s premises at Mendham Lane and killed two ponies. I didn t see it happen but saw the bomb craters the next day. I wrote a little essay about it but my teacher was not impressed.

    Soon after the war started our head teacher, Mr. Rhodes, volunteered for the army. I don t know what happened to him.

    A Mr Pilch took over. He didn t like me because my father had told him off for riding his bike without lights. He seemed to take a delight in taking it out on me in petty ways!

    I didn t have to put up with him for long because it must have been in the September, 1940, I started at Bungay Grammar School. At Bungay there were air raid shelters to which we had to hurriedly retreat when the siren went off. The shelters were damp and smelly.

    Sometimes a teacher would try to give a lesson. Other times we would sing morale building war-time songs. The other side the pub next door was a large house occupied by a doctor Maidment.

    There was great excitement when his daughter married an army officer by the name of Vickers. Mum and I watched them from a front bedroom window drive off to go on their honeymoon in a large open topped car. One wartime memory is of a captured German Messerschmitt fighter plane being put on display just into the entrance of Harleston Recreation Ground.

    The object was to boast public morale. Quite distinct in my memory now is the sickly sweet smell of the engine oil. Some of the local boys spent a long time unsuccessfully trying to remove parts for souvenirs.

    On one occasion a German Dornier bomber crashed in a field at Starston. One of the crew, the pilot, was killed. He was buried at Starston church until after the war when his remains were moved to Germany.

    The other crew member was locked up in the cells across the yard at the back of our house. I was never allowed to see any prisoner. My mother or the Constable s wife had to provide meals for the prisoners.

    A most vivid memory in my mind is of one night in October 1941. I was asleep in bed. I was eleven years old I was awakened by the loud roar of aeroplane engines.

    Quickly looking out of my bedroom window I saw a Wellington bomber go past, very low and a ball of flames. The next day I learned it had crashed in a field up Jays Green, a little past our school. It had come down with such force it was almost fully buried into the soil.

    All the crew perished . On yet another occasion Denis and I were near the drill hall, getting walnuts off a tree just outside someone s gateway. A twin-engined German bomber came over so low we could see the crew inside looking down at us.

    We were both very frightened and hurried home on our bikes but nothing untoward happened. It was in 1941 that Sergeant Stanley George Kybird was killed while flying a Spitfire fighter plane in France. He was from the Elveden branch of the Kybird family.

    One vague memory I have is just once having a ride in a Bren gun carrier. I think an Army sergeant took us. His wife was staying with friend Alan A s family at Candlers Lane.

    I remember seeing my first Americans. They were coloured and very smart. This was at Harleston market place.

    They were employed helping with the construction of the airfields in the vicinity, and there were many. Laings carted the gravel. Early in the war the American air force was known as the USAAF Army Air Force but later it got shortened to USAF.

    When they first flew from Hardwick it was the 310 Bomb Group ( Nick named Ted s Travelling Circus ) using B 26 Mitchell medium bombers. They were at Hardwick from September until November, 1942. Alan A and I would cycle there and throw sticks up at them as they took off but of course they were too high for us to hit them.

    Denis L, the boy from next door, and I would go exploring. For some reason we were attracted to a little copse of the lane at the bottom of Needham hill. Here we found a ground covering layer of certain commodities left behind by Americans after interludes with some of our local girls.

    Unfortunately some of the girls were left with more permanent reminders of these occasions, two in particular! Placed around the town were a number of pillboxes from which, with the necessity, soldiers or Home Guard troops could fire on approaching Germans. This of course did not happen.

    However, these pillboxes provided cover for all sorts of illicit past times. In the case of Alan A and myself, we had surreptitious smokes in one at the top of Mendham Lane. Pillboxes were rapidly constructed at the beginning of the war, in 1940 and 1941, constructed of brick or concrete, with concrete tops.

    They had one entrance and slits in the six or eight sides to fire from. Inside they smelled damp and musty, some flooded. For many years after the war one was on the beach at Happisburgh, having fallen down when some of the cliff collapsed.

    It is probably still there. On an occasion Dad took me in his car along the road at Flixton towards Bungay. On a previous occasion there had been dozens of tanks hidden in the trees.

    On this second occasion the tanks had gone but there were some wooden structures left and hanging in one was an Army shut knife a treasure I had for some time. On occasions we would go to visit my mother s parents at Heath Cottage, about a mile Norwich side of Holt. Bren gun carriers would practice on the heath.

    One I understand is buried in the bog there across the lows. Just down the road near the top of Edgefield Hill was a searchlight camp. I remember well how the searchlight beams would sweep the skies.

    Sometimes I was able to hear the boom boom of Ack Ack guns practising at Weybourne. A light aircraft would tow a target behind it. I have read that Churchill once inspected soldiers of the Cambridgeshire Regiment on the Heath.

    This was in 1940 when he was checking on our Coastal Defences. Similarly we would visit my father s parents at Thetford. I remember watching the trains from a back bedroom window.

    The house at Vicarage Road was fairly close to and overlooked the railway lines. More than once I saw a train towing thirty or more tanks on flat trucks, heading south towards London. On one occasion we went to Bury St.

    Edmunds to do some Christmas shopping. I had been given my Christmas present by my grandfather a new ten shilling note. In a bookshop I saw a book all about the British Army costing seven shillings.

    This I had to have although I knew the ten shillings was intended to go into savings. Was I in trouble over that ! It was here I first saw American Air Policemen on large Harley Davidson motor cycles patrolling the town.

    They were so smart with white helmets, hence the nick-name Snowdrops! In October, 1942 we moved to Methwold when Dad was promoted to Inspector. He was issued with a white steel helmet and a revolver.

    These I only saw once. I wasn t too happy about the move at the time as it meant a change of school and friends. I was much happier when I learned it was a mixed school!

    The school was at Downham Market which meant a twelve mile bus journey each way.. The bus would take us past the airfield at Bexwell, just outside Downham. Here we would see bombers, Stirlings and Lancasters being loaded up with bombs.

    Some of the planes we saw had been badly damaged by German fighter planes or anti aircraft fire over Germany during the night raids. Two airmen from this station were posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. One was Flt Lt Aaron who was pilot on a bombing raid over Turin and was seriously wounded by flak from German guns but managed to get his plane home safely.

    He died soon after. The second V.C. Was in August, 1944 .

    Sq Ldr Bazagette was pilot of a Lancaster from 635 Squadron, a pathfinder squadron. He managed to mark their site rocket storage facilities in France. His aircraft was set on fire and on crash landing exploded.

    He and his crew were killed. During the war 170 aircraft were lost from this airfield we just did not realise the full significance of what we saw. At one time Mosquito fast light weight bombers made of wood also flew from there.

    Once the American Air Force came to the area, it was not long before some of the girls were coming to school with chewing gum, cigarettes, badges and some eventually married Americans, including two sisters. Because of the war the corridors round the inner quadrangles were lined with brick walls to give some protection against bomb blast. Fortunately they were never put to the test although when an air raid siren sounded we had to file into the corridors.

    School dinners were produced on economy lines but we never went hungry. There were rumours of horse meat and whale meat but we still consumed it with relish. For some meals we had luncheon meat.

    This was sliced so thinly to make it look more.! We had a lot of stewed apples and custard the apples coming from the Head Master s trees. He would also sell them to us for one penny each, also sweets.

    About this time British Restaurants were set up in various towns, the object being to provide basic meals cheaply. There was one in Downham Market, communal kitchens set up by the Ministry of Food as non-profit making. Meals were sold at a fixed price of 9d (just under 4p) and no meal of more than 3 courses for 5 shillings (25 p).

    I did sample these on two occasions when I had gone to play football on a Saturday and then had to wait some hours for the bus home. I believe it was on Thursday evenings, I and two friends would cycle to Mundford because the fish and chip shop there did fritters and chips on that night. This was a speciality.

    There was little fish available. I remember along roads through the forestry there would be signs warning about incendiary bombs and butterfly bombs. The butterfly or anti personnel bombs were first used in this country in 1940 against Ipswich.

    They were lethal within a radius of 33ft. Several would be dropped together by the Germans. We would also find bundles of aluminium foil in strips dropped by German planes.

    They were used as a counter measure against radar and first used by the Germans in 1943. We also used the same method, called Windows. About 1943 there were soldiers of the Eighth Army (the Desert Rats) camped in the area.

    I learned from some of them a few choice words in Italian. I also learned enough of their experiences in the desert to give a talk to my class at school. On the bus ride to school sometimes we passed Italian prisoners or war working in the fields and we would call out these choice words from the bus windows.

    Many of these Italians were billeted in a large house near the church in Stoke Ferry. They were easily recognised because they had round patches on their brown clothing. Some Italian prisoners of war were billeted at the army camp at Cranwich and some of our school girls living in Methwold would walk along the road towards Mundford to flirt with them.

    The Desert Rats were in the area training in readiness for D.Day on 6 th June, 1944. For a brief spell some Canadian troops were billeted in Methwold Drill Hall. Dad would have to break up fights at the pubs.

    On 26 th May, 1943 the King and Queen came to visit Methwold airfield and my father was present as he was responsible for civilian policing. He kept very quiet about it and I didn t know until after the war. At one time airmen of the Royal Dutch Naval Air Service were stationed at Methwold.

    Their uniform was a very smart dark blue. This was in 1943 and they flew B25 Mitchell light bombers I believe of the 320 (Netherlands) Squadron. The front of our house overlooked the flight path and I often watched the comings and goings from a spare bedroom window.

    It was on the 3 rd of May, 1943 when Squadron Leader Leonard Trent 1 (later awarded the V.C. and D.F.C.) flew out from Methwold with twelve Ventura aircraft of 487 Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force on a fateful raid. Their target was Amsterdam power station.

    I saw them go out and later only one return, the rest having been shot down. Since the war I have been able to read that S/Ldr Trent was one of those shot down and he and his navigator were held prisoners of war. He was involved in the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III when 220 R.A.F.

    Prisoners planned to escape via a tunnel. He managed to get through the tunnel but was found by the Germans nearby and surrendered. He remained a prisoner until the end of the war.

    There is now a Ventura Close in Methwold. Didlington Hall has some war-time memories for me. I and a couple of friends would cycle from Methwold and fish in the River Wissey off a road bridge.

    American airmen from Bodney would walk that way, I think this was about July, 1943. They were very generous, giving us sweets, chocolate cigarettes, also fishing line and hooks We would see our friends for a while and then no more. At that time it did not occur to us they may have been shot down or killed in their missions.

    On part of the estate was a watermill which breached the river. We used to swim in the mill-pond and were sometimes joined by Americans. One convinced me a quick way to have a suntan was to put vinegar onto my body.

    It did give me a tan but friends at school wouldn t sit near me because I smelled like a fish and chip shop, my mother wondered were the vinegar was going ! In December, 1943 I was given an autograph album as a birthday present which I started using straight away and I still have it. It contains entries not only from school friends but also servicemen.

    One is by a Group Captain Yarde who was commanding officer at Methwold. He took the salute of a parade through Methwold High Street for Salute the Soldier week on Sunday 14 th May 1944. My father wasn t very pleased that I was audacious enough to ask for it.

    It was during this savings campaign there was a drawing competition at Downham. I did a drawing of the badge of the King s Own Scottish Borderers and won first prize. I was presented with a fifteen shilling savings certificate in Downham Town Hall by Lady Ruth Fermoy who died in 1993 aged 85.

    Once I saw an RAF Meteorological balloon slowly come down to land in a field opposite the Cock public house corner. I told Dad and went with him and P.c. Albert S to hold it until RAF personnel arrived.

    Albert was my hero. He always had time for me when Dad was elsewhere. Once he showed me some copies of Mein Kampf (My Struggle) Hitler s story seized from a German sympathiser living in the Methwold fens.

    They were stored in one of the cells. It was in May, 1945 many Indian soldiers who had been captured by the Germans in the North African Desert Campaigns and held prisoners of war were flown back to England in Operation Exodus from Bari, Italy. In this operation altogether something like 72,500 ex P.O.W.s were flown back to England in 23 days.

    Lancaster bombers of 149 Squadron, Methwold, played their part in this. Many Indian soldiers were billeted in the area round Methwold and Northwold, in the camps which had been used by the Desert Rats before D Day. The Indians were fattened up before the long journey back to India.

    It is worth noting that of all the aircraft which flew from Methwold during the war 43 were lost by being shot down or crashing, of these 25 were Venturas, 6 Stirlings and 12 Lancasters. The Methwold Lancasters also took part in Operation Manna in which food supplies were dropped to starving civilians in Holland. The first flight in this operation was from Methwold on 29 th April and the plane named Bad Penny .

    The American Air Force did similar flights and named their operation Chowhound . The village sign now depicts an aircraft in flight over a ploughing scene and the church. There is a Roll of Honour in Methwold church, a page being turned each day.

    Sometimes on a Saturday afternoon I would cycle to one of the camps, either at Didlington or Lyndford. I had made many friends of different creeds and castes among the Indian soldiers and enjoyed the challenge of making myself understood. I drank pint mugs of tea, oddly with a pinch of salt.

    Sometimes I was given a chapatti with an egg stolen from the local farmer, or jam. I also went to the camp cinema and watched Indian films and learned a smattering of Urdu also how to write my name and address in Sanskrit. Cigarettes were plentiful albeit rather rough.

    One make, Victory, was like sawdust. We would often see a lady from Methwold who wore very bright red lipstick cycling out to the Indian camps on her old bike to offer some home comforts I expect! A British army officer, Leslie Ball, was billeted at the Hall and wrote a lovely book called Heron Lake.

    He wrote about the wildlife on the lake. We used to get to the lake from near the water-mill. One of the very early paintings I did from life was of the lake.

    The hall overlooked the lake and there was an open air swimming pool. On one occasion we went for a swim there but there was green algae on the surface. Nearer to the time of Operation Overlord D Day General Sir Miles Dempsey had his headquarters at the hall.

    He became commander of the 2 nd Army in Europe from 26 th January, 1944 to 8 th August, 1945. My memory of D Day Tuesday, 6 th June, 1944 was hearing the roar of very many bomber planes and looking up to see the sky full of American Fortresses and Liberators. On one occasion my father took me there or it could have been Lyndford Hall.

    I think it was to a courts-martial but as usual I wasn t told! I do remember having lunch in this very large hall sitting among American Air Force officers. As a constant reminder of the Desert Rats, what they did in the war and their presence in the Mundford area there is a Cromwell tank on a raised plinth beside the road from Brandon to Swaffham.

    Parts of the 7th Armoured Division, prior to D Day, were stationed at the camp at Cranwich. For some reason unknown to me my father had an invitation to go to their camp to see a show by a branch of ENSA (Entertainments National Services Association). He took me along and we sat on the front row.

    Many well-known entertainers visited camps of H.M. Forces. I have no idea who were in this particular show but we enjoyed it.

    As there were so many airfields in the area plane crashes were inevitable. As soon as we boys had heard of a crash we would be off on our bikes looking for souvenirs, parts of aircraft or live ammunition. We would pull out the steel ends to get at the thin strips of cordite.

    These we lay out in a line and set fire to them just for the fun of it. Once we went to a crash site where two American bombers had collided in mid-air, fell to the ground and both crews killed. We wanted to have a look but there was an American Air Force policeman on guard and he had a gun.

    He told us to clear off. We told him it was our country and we could do what we liked. He wasn t impressed and became threatening so we left in a hurry.

    We never gave a thought to the fact that a plane crash meant the loss of life and In the case of an American bomber as many as ten men. On the evening of V.J. Day victory in Japan I was staying with my parents in Thetford.

    There were celebrations near Castle Hill. I went there and found some of my Indian friends. They introduced me to an Indian V.C.

    His name was Singh. He gave me his autograph which I had on a scrap of paper for many years after. Unfortunately like many things with the passage of time it got lost as did many of my souvenirs like badges from different countries.

    I still have a small silk handkerchief also a large print of a painting of loads of cotton on carts in Northern India which were given to me by my Indian friends. Having left school in July, after a short holiday I started work at Barclays Bank at Brandon. There was still a heavy presence of both American and British army.

    Officers would come into the bank paying money into various accounts and one of the lady staff was in much demand for dates and some mornings would stagger into work after a particularly late night! These are my memories of World War Two when I was a schoolboy. I have added some information after research to explain some happenings but apart from these the rest are genuinely from my memories.

    Bas Kybird, 83 years Drayton, April, 2012 References ^ Leonard Trent (en.wikipedia.org)

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  • A talk by textile artist Polly Binns 2nd Feb 2016 The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society is pleased to announce another lecture celebrating the Francis Cheetham Legacy A talk by textile artist Polly Binns Personal Perspectives 7pm on Tuesday 2 nd February 2016 At Norwich and Norfolk Community Arts Martineau Memorial Hall, 21 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN www.norcaarts.co.uk/contact-us.html 1 Tickets on the door 5 3 to NCCS Members and Friends A glass of wine or soft drink included www.norfolkcraft.co.uk 2 Textile artist, Polly Binns, considers why and how we become the artists we are.

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  • A tasty new addition at Wroxham Barns A husband and wife team have launched a new gourmet food and drink shop at Wroxham Barns. The Scrummy Pig Produce Shop was officially launched on December 2 as part of the Wroxham Barns Christmas Customer Evening. The Scrummy Pig Produce Shop is run by Mike and Samantha Fish, owners of The Norfolk Sausage Company and Crumberries and Old Spots.

    As well as stocking their own range of sausages, gourmet stuffings and Rubz in Tubz, the shop is has meats, dressings, oils, cheeses, preserves, ales, artisan breads and baked goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Scrummy Pig will be Every item is hand-selected from a wide range of trusted small-scale suppliers and Mike says: We run our business by doing what feels right. Nobody is more passionate about seasonal produce than us and whilst we use local whenever possible, we always source the best we can buy to offer the freshest, tastiest food.

    We instinctively know when food is first-rate and if we love it we ll support it till the cows come home.

    With Christmas in mind, they also offer bespoke gift boxes and hampers. .

  • A WEEKEND OF VARIED EMOTIONS A WEEKEND OF VARIED EMOTIONS Last weekend was a mixture of frustration (to put it mildly in one case), disappointment, encouragement and excitement for our teams as summarised below. Ladies 1sts . The team laboured to a deserved 4-1 win at a cold Weybread over bottom-placed Ipswich.

    Emma Lee-Smith put them ahead in the first half only for a lively Ipswich to equalise after the break. The game was then transformed when seemingly out of the blue Abby Gooderham fired home one of the goals of the season with a superb reverse stick shot from the edge of the circle. Susan Wessels then converted a penalty corner before Abby set up Susan for a simple tap-in after another piece of individual skill.

    With time running out Abby seemed destined for a deserved second goal only for the umpire to blow for the end of the game with the ball about to roll into the unguarded goal! The team remains in fourth place and this coming Saturday is away to Maidenhead (1.30). Ladies 2nds.

    There was further frustration for the team when they conceded two early goals away to St Albans 2nds following decisions which on another day might have gone in their favour. But they went on to battle hard combined with some excellent hockey and they got a deserved late goal when Kara Kilbourn deflected home at a penalty corner. With this 2-1 defeat the team need to win at least two of their last three games (starting at home this Saturday against Maidstone (2.00) to have any chance of avoiding relegation.

    Ladies 3rds . After their 6-0 away win over Pelicans 2nds (with goals by Sarah Legg 2, Millie Preece 2, Katie Ogden and Mia King) and the draw for the 4ths the team now lead their league by three points from the 4ths who have a game in hand. Katie Woollatt was MOTM.

    This Saturday Lucy Field and her team are at home after four successive away games when they host third-placed UEA 2nds (3.30). Ladies 4ths . After five wins on the trot the team had to be content with a 1-1 home draw against a gritty Norwich City 2nds.

    Laura Tibbenham put them ahead in the first half after considerable City pressure and City hit back with a scrappy goal after the break for a deserved equaliser. Despite these two dropped points Treacle Griffin and her team can still win the league but they have a tricky away game with fourth placed Norwich Dragons 3rds (11.30) this Saturday who drew last weekend after coming up against the resolute defence of lowly Evergreens. END OF SEASON SENIOR AWARDS EVENING including Buffet & Disco SATURDAY 19 MARCH, APOLLO CLUB, HARLESTON Arrive 7.30pm Awards 8.00pm Taxis 12.00am.

    Dress: Smart Tickets (which must be purchased in advance) are 20.00 and are available from clubhouse bar or from Jackie and Kevin Ridley 01379 854697 or 07815 199803. Please come to help make this evening both enjoyable and successful. Ladies 5ths .

    Two weeks ago in a re-arranged away game the team went down 6-3 to Watton 2nds but they were determined there would be no repeat at home and they ran out comfortable 4-0 winners. Imi Meynell-Anderson and Alice Evans-Hendrick put them 2-0 up at half time and skipper Jose Tibbenham made the game save with a couple later in the game. Fourth place is still attainable by the team but they will need to keep winning including at home to UEA 3rds on Saturday (10.15).

    Ladies 6ths . It was good to see the team earn a deserved point at home in a 2-2 draw with Evergreens 2nds. Ellie Fawkner gave them a first half lead and after Evergreens fought back to take the lead Ellie popped up with the equaliser with five minutes to go in an end to end match.

    This Saturday they are away to Norwich Dragons 6ths (3.15). Ladies 7ths . With a scheduled 5.30 start away to Norwich City 7ths the team knew they were in for a late finish.

    In the event with a delayed start they eventually came off the pitch at 7.20! After starting with ten players they lost Jane Collins through injury. Nevertheless they put up in a strong performance eventually losing 3-0.

    This week they are at home to Pelicans 3rds (12.15). Girls Development . Manager Sandra Elliner was obliged to select a very young side to play Pelicans with several players unavailable as they were playing the next day and with four playing for the 6ths.

    After a good game Pelicans came out on top winning 2-0. This Saturday the team is away to Yarmouth (10.00) whom they beat 5-0 in the middle of December. Men s 1sts.

    They just had to win their home match on Sunday with Teddington to keep alive their very slim national league survival hopes but it wasn t to be sadly as they went down 5-3. Myles King (with his first national league goal) and Ben Wright (with a penalty stroke conversion) had given the team the boost of a two-goal lead. Teddington hit back just before the interval and the game was transformed early in the second half with Teddington scoring three times in four minutes.

    Myles then scored again to give Magpies some hope but seeking an equaliser Magpies were caught on the break and the visitors, for whom it was good see out-on-loan Carl Sitch playing against his brother Leigh, scored again to win 5-3. This Sunday the team play their last home game of the season when they host Cambridge City at the changed time of 12 noon. Men s 2nds .

    Skipper Lawrence Baynes and his team were looking to build on their fine away win over Spalding when they took on fellow-strugglers Cambridge Univ 2nds at Weybread. It was soon clear they were in for a tough game and it was good to see Sam Moore and Richard Ling playing for Magpies for whom Thomas Ridley was in sparkling form. After a keen struggle the game seemed to be heading for a goalless draw but the students struck with five minutes to go.

    This spurred Magpies on even further and Thomas gave them a deserved equaliser. While now off the bottom of the league Magpies will need to win at least two of their last four games to avoid relegation starting hopefully away to Felixstowe on Saturday (2.00). Men s 3rds .

    The team knew they were in for a tough game against league leaders IES 2nds despite beating them at home 5-1 earlier in the season. They conceded two sloppy goals early in the game and after getting to half time without further damage they let in another soon after.

    3-0 down soon came 4-0 but third-placed Magpies hit back with late goals by Jake Sewell and skipper Matt Brand to lose 4-2. With three games left promotion is still a possibility for Magpies but they will need to beat Norwich City 4ths at home on Saturday (1.45) to have a realistic chance.

    END OF SEASON SENIOR AWARDS EVENING including Buffet & Disco please see above Men s 4ths . After their fine win over IES 3rds the previous week the team took a big step to avoiding relegation when they beat IES 4ths 1-0 away to move up to 5th place in their league. Their goal came in the last minute through Ali Williamson with his first for the club in thirteen years after he beat three players in the circle.

    What a goal! But they are still not completely safe although a win on Saturday at home to North Norfolk 2nds (12.00) would do the trick. Men s 5ths .

    They were up against league leaders Bury St Edmunds 4ths in the last game at Weybread by which time I have to confess I had sought the warmth of the clubhouse and with it an excellent meal thanks to the Ladies 1sts. Andy Caston twice brought his team level before Bury pulled away to lead 5-2. Lewis Belsey then scored to make the final score a respectable 5-3.

    On Saturday they are away to Thetford Town (2.30) who like them are in mid-table comfort. Men s 6ths . Eric Davy s team continues to amaze!

    Their 2-1 home win over Norwich Dragons 5ths was their seventh in their last eight games with the other ending in a draw. They were a goal down at half time before Eric got the equaliser (although this was incorrectly challenged in the clubhouse by jealous team-mates!) after Jon Wells had created the penalty corner. With seven minutes to go and with an appreciative roar from the spectators Richard Chopper Allcock fired home the winner after a shot from Roger Kent had come back off a post.

    The prospect of promotion for the team remains a concern (!) but they have three demanding games remaining including away to Norfolk Nomads on Saturday (2.30). Boys Development . While father Andy was scoring a brace for the 5ths sons Tom and Jake Caston were scoring the four goals by which the Dev team won 4-0 away to Pelicans.

    Tom went one better than his father scoring three times while Jake had to be content with one. The team, which does not have a game this week, is now back on the top of their league two points ahead of Norwich Dragons (having played a game more) who they play away on Saturday week. Mixed.

    The team is at home to Norwich City on Sunday (2.00) in the 3rd round of the EH Trophy. U18 Girls. The team had the frustration of their mini-bus breaking down on their long trip to play Neston South Wirral on Sunday in the quarter-finals of the EH Plate.

    They then had the further frustration of losing 1-0 through a late goal. But to their credit they honoured the fixture. U16 Girls.

    Frustration mixed with bewilderment (and something stronger) must have be the emotions of the team and their supporters when after beating Cambridge City 2-1 and drawing 1-1 with hosts Leicester in the regional finals their game against Worcester was called off with ten minutes to go when they were leading 8-0 (with Abby Gooderham scoring a remarkable seven goals). The reason being that it says in the rules no team may lose by more than eight goals. This meant our team lost out to Leicester on goal difference of two after Leicester had surprisingly beaten a strong looking Cambridge City 8-0.

    U16 Boys. They had drama of their own at the regional finals in Canterbury drawing 3-3 with Teddington after being three up with six minutes to play. They then came from two down to draw 2-2 with Old Loughtonians before losing 3-1 to Canterbury.

    U14 Girls. They missed out on reaching their regional final when they lost 3-2 away to Norwich City. They recovered from 3-0 down with goals by Grace Collison and Georgie Cantrell and were pressing for the equaliser at the final whistle.

    U14 Boys. The team is through to the Midlands regional final on goal difference after Norwich Dragons beat Bury St Edmunds 3-1 on Sunday. U10/U12 Boys and Girls.

    Congratulations to our four A teams who have qualified for the East Finals to be held at Weybread over the weekend of Saturday/Sunday 16/17 April after their exciting successes in the Norfolk Championships at Pelicans HC on Sunday. The U10 Girls finished as champions while the other teams came second. This coming Sunday they will be joined by our B teams, who had their own event at Weybread, when they all compete in the Norwich Dragons Minis.

    Finally, a remarkable record at Weybread last Saturday when on the sand-based pitch there was a member of the Davy family playing in all four games for Magpies, namely Louise (10.45 for the 5ths), Katie (12.15 for the Development), father Eric (1.45 for the 6ths) and Louise and Julie and mother Marie (3.15 for the 6ths). Best of luck to all our teams this weekend. Please see the website for the full list of fixtures.

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  • Aangirfan: CLIFF RICHARD; CRUSADERS; MILITARY ...Cliff Richard (above) used to hire a cruiser on the Norfolk Broads and bring a gang of boys down from a youth club in Finchley (Hampstead in London) that he was involved in, as assistant leader. the-norfolk-broads 1 . Donald Wiseman worked for military intelligence .

    In 1942 he became senior intelligence officer of the Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Forces. Wiseman worked with the Christian Crusaders 2 organisation. He was leader of the class at Finchley , which included Cliff Richard . 14 3 4 Donald Wiseman 5 "A Scripture Union Scotland worker was caught with thousands of child abuse images and videos while he was employed at the Christian charity's Bible camp for youngsters." Bible camp worker found with thousands of child abuse .. 6 ...

    Sir Cliff Richard has appeared on stage with Billy Graham. Among the paying public were hundreds of children from Christian organisations, one of whom now claims to have been sexually assaulted by Cliff Richard...... Billy Graham was reportedly recruited by the CIA.

    Sir Cliff Richard with Jane Krivine, former director of the Hampstead and Highgate Festival.

    1. According to South Yorkshire's Chief Constable David Crompton: The police investigation into Sir Cliff Richard has "increased significantly in size" since its inception and involves "more than one allegation". Sir Cliff Richard police probe 7 In 1992, a Mr Charlie Ronce, reportedly 'a liar and fantasist', convinced the editor of a tabloid newspaper that Sir Cliff Richard had become a Satanist at a ceremony in 1957.

    Ronce introduced one of the newspaper's reporters to 67-year old Reggie Painter, supposedly a former High Priest of the Willesden Satanist Chapter, who claimed to have presided over the ceremony in Highgate cemetery (next to Hampstead ). Within hours of the story being printed Sir Cliff's lawyers started legal proceedings for libel and thousands of copies of the newspaper were recalled and pulped.

    2. Harry Webb, aka Cliff Richard, was born in India, a top recruiting ground for MI5.

    His mother, Dorothy Marie Dazely, came from a military family. His father, Rodger Webb, used to cane young Harry. Young Cliff Richard (Harry Web) top left.

    In 1948, Harry and his family moved to London. Harry's father got a job with Thorn Electrical Industries 8 (EMI) "a key member of Britain's military intelligence establishment." http://100777.com/node/151 9 By the 1950s Harry Webb was renamed Cliff Richard and was trying to become the UK's Elvis Presley. Harry was involved with the entrepreneur Harry Greatorex, Norrie Paramor 10 , the TV producer Jack Good 11 , and members of the Kosher Nostra.

    EMI, a key member of Britain's military intelligence establishment, has been linked to mind control. Savile, EMI, mk ultra, eric woolfson, darren burn 12 When people are mind-controlled they are given several personalities, such as sex slave, ardent Christian, assassin... In My Life, My Way , Cliff writes: "It was as if I was becoming a different character - almost like the mild mannered Clark Kent ... "The moment I put on the pink jacket ...

    I was Cliff ... and when I came off the stage I went back to being a shy little boy..." In 1965, Cliff travelled to the USA to make music with Billy Sherrill 13 in Nashville, Tennessee 14 . Cliff appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show 15 .

    3. In 1921, in London, the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations was set up to study the 'breaking point' of humans. Kurt Lewin In 1932, Kurt Lewin, a German- Jewish psychologist, became the director of the Tavistock Institute, at Tavistock Square in London.

    He studied the use of terror to achieve mind control. ( Cached 16 ) 4. Billy Graham , who has Jewish roots, and whose conversion techniques are akin to mind control, seems to have had a strong influence on Cliff Richard. Cliff Richard became a strong supporter of Israel .

    The security services like to grab handsome young boys and mind control them - to turn them into assassins and sex slaves. Above we see a 9 year-old recruited by ISIS, which is run by Mossad and its friends. Billy Graham In 1964, Cliff became an active Christian.

    Kathleen Sullivan "was raped by Billy Graham". Website for this image 17 "Mind-control survivor Kathleen Sullivan has written an astounding book..."Sullivan says she was abused and raped by ... Billy Graham, among others." ( Mind Control, Slavery, and the New World Order 18 ) "When Billy Graham's family migrated to Turtle Island, they arrived with the name Frank, being related to Jakob Frank; then they changed to a Scottish name, Graham. "Billy Graham's daughters lived in Israel and his son fought for Israel in the 6-day war." ( Bilderberg.org :: View topic - MK ULTRA/CIA/Freemasonry..Was It ... 19 ) "Mind-control survivor K.

    Sullivan says she was abused and raped by Billy Graham, among others." ( Mind Control, Slavery, and the New World Order 20 ) Billy Graham and Cliff Richard. "We know that Billy Graham is serviced by ... sex slaves." Mind Control 21 "Billy Graham has been built up to be the most respected and popular person in America. "Who wants to find out they have been deceived?" The film Expresso Bongo, which starred Sir Cliff Richard "In 1954, the man who ran security for the Sacramento Crusade saw a high-priced hooker sneak into Billy Graham s room prior to him going out for the Crusade. "Billy Graham and this high priced hooker were alone together in the room." Undetectable Total Mind Control 22 . They conned the public.

    Billy Graham told the American people that we need to embrace the New World Order. 23 The Deception of Billy Graham / Fritz Springmeier 24 "When Billy Graham had his 1954 Crusade, large sums of the money came directly from people in the 'Illuminati', the Whitneys, the Vanderbilts, the Rockefellers, and Chase Manhattan." Billy and his dear friend Cliff. "Billy Graham s family when they originally came over to this nation were of the Frank family which is related to Jakob Frank... "Billy Graham s daughters have lived in Israel, and Billy Graham s son fought with the Israeli army in the Six-Day War... "Billy Graham is part of the people who implement the Monarch program (which was a joint Illuminati/CIA total mind control program). "We know that he is serviced by Monarch sexual slaves (their kitten alters). Jimmy Swaggert would disguise himself with sun glasses... Billy Graham said that he "often attends love-ins and rock festivals incognito by putting on a false mustache and beard." Chicago Daily News, Dec.

    29, 1969. Undetectable Total Mind Control ... 25 . / Fritz Springmeier As a youth, Billy Graham was turned down for membership in a local youth group because he was "too worldly". 10 5. What kind of person is Sir Cliff Richard?

    How much of the gossip is fantasy? When Cliff did his Wellington gig he opened the concert by telling the crowd, "Good evening Auckland''. http://www.theedge. 26 .. "Sir Cliff...

    allegedly once lived with the black male calypso singer Cy Grant... "Sir Cliff ... was also named by the Kray twins as one of Lord Boothbys 'bum-boys'... "The Krays were well known for controlling a large number of pretty boys who were lent or rented out to homosexuals in the entertainment and political worlds." "When Cy grant died in 2010 a man was escorted away from the funeral claiming loudly that he and cliff Richard were abusing young lads..." Mysterious 27 "Sir Cliff has never once replied to any criticism that he allegedly entered the profession as a male prostitute, although rumours persist that many performers have refused to share a stage with him in the past. "The Metropolitan police have security cameras trained on the Chelsea army barracks and have also allegedly complained unofficially of Cliff Richard s car number constantly being flagged up on numerous occasions as Sir Cliff was rumoured to be trying to chat up the soldiers." Sir Cliff's grandfather was a bigamist. Bigamy In 1949 Cliff's father (above) obtained employment in the credit control office of Thorn Electrical Industries (EMI), which reputedly had connections to MI5. 28 Cliff Richard's friend Jill Dando was murdered.

    Cliff Richard was a friend of Jimmy Savile. Tony Blair's friend Cliff Richard (left) with Sir Jimmy Savile, who allegedly supplied young boys to the elite for sex.

    6. "At a big London railway station in the spring of 1970, a plastic carrier bag was found in the regular search for bombs before the station closed for the night. "The contents were an odd assortment of letters and photos, which seemed to have been taken at a kinky party attended by some well-known figures in entertainment. "One in particular showed a pop singer who masquerades under a Christian persona; dressed in women s underwear he was pictured with young boys. "The bag was duly taken to the station office and, as a senior rail worker wrote out a report for the lost property office, two MI5 men and a special branch officer arrived and demanded the photos." T Stokes 29 In 1976, Cliff became a "rock" artist. Cliff has spoken of his friendship with John McElynn, an American former missionary whom Richard met in 2001 on a visit to New York . 86 30 In 2008, Cliff said: "John now spends most of his time looking after my properties, which means I don't have to.

    John and I have over time struck up a close friendship. He has also become a companion, which is great because I don't like living alone, even now." 71 Cliff has escaped from corrupt England, where pop stars allegedly visited a child brothel called Elm Guest House. In 2010, Cliff confirmed that he is no longer a resident of the United Kingdom and had been granted citizenship by Barbados 31 .

    He still has a house in Sunningdale , Berkshire, in the UK. 94 32 MICHAEL JACKSON Worked for CIA front company ? CHARITIES RUN BY THE SPIES? 33 34 For over 40 years Cliff has been an active supporter of Tearfund 35 , a Christian charity. Cliff has made a number of overseas visits to see their work in such countries as Uganda, Bangladesh and Brazil.

    7. Pop star Cliff Richard was a close friend of the BBC journalist Jill Dando. In 1999, Jill Dando was murdered by a professional hitman outside her home in Gowan Avenue in London.

    She was murdered by a man of Mediterranean/Israeli appearance. Jill Dando and Cliff Richard Jill rarely visited her home in Gowan Avenue. Only a handful of close friends and relatives could have known she would be there on that particular day.

    Reportedly, Jill was investigating a pedophile ring involving the top people. Cliff Richard was interviewed by the police investigating the shooting. Why was Cliff Richard interviewed by Jill Dando murder police ... 36 Kate's doctor Alan Farthing and the murdered BBC presenter Jill Dando Alan Farthing was part of the medical team responsible for the birth of Kate and William's new baby, Prince George.

    Alan Farthing is the Queen's Gynaecologist. Alan Farthing was the fiance of the BBC TV presenter Jill Dando. Cliff Richard was a close friend and confidante of Jill Dando.

    Savile and William's mother Diana. Jill Dando's BBC colleague Nick Ross is married to Sarah Caplan the cousin of Jimmy Savile's friend Esther Rantzen. Caplan and Rantzen founded the controversial charity called Childline.

    There has been speculation that the murder of Jill Dando is linked to "a VIP paedophile ring which was operating within the BBC and in the Elm Guest House and various children's homes." More here: Jill Dando, Jimmy Savile, BBC paedophiles, Cliff ... 37 Lord Longford.

    8. In the 1970s, Lord Longford, friend of the child killer Myra Hindley, compiled a self-funded report into pornography. Lord Longford invited Sir Jimmy Savile and Cliff Richard to join him on a wide-ranging tour of sex industry establishments, including strip clubs in Copenhagen.

    Cliff Richard, Jimmy Savile, Lord Longford, Myra Hindley 38 The Longford Report, in 1972, was a best-seller. It contained a long account of sex and sadism in a boys' boarding school : Sometimes the prefects did a lot of the whipping; at other times they made the third-year boys do it as well, or the second-year boys whip the first years and the first years whip each other. http://www.alwynwturner.com/crisis/extracts08.html 39 Cliff Richard and Tony Blair 9.

    Cliff Richard is close friends with 'war criminal' Tony Blair. Tony Blair has spent time at Cliff's villa (above) in Barbados. Cliff Richard and Jimmy Savile.

    Sir Jimmy Savile had links to Israel and high-ranking members of the Israeli Government and military. Media Connect Missing Children to Elm Guest House . Sir Cliff has been linked to the boy-brothel, the Elm Guest House.

    Was Princess Diana murdered because she knew too much about the top pedophile rings? Some people believe that the security services run the pedophile rings. 40 There seems to be a connection between the Kosher Nostra and pedophile rings. Margaret (Oppenheimer) Hodge, MP, reportedly helped cover up the Islington child abuse ring, yet was made Children s Minister by Israeli-loving Tony Blair.

    Hodge s nephew, Phillip, was with the McCann s in Praia de Luz when Madeleine disappeared. http://paulorebelononeglect.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/philip-edmonds-hodge.html 41 Sir Cliff Richard lives not far from Praia de Luz. Jeffrey Epstein paid under-age girls for sex.

    He is linked to Prince Andrew, Ghislaine Maxwell - daughter 'Mossad agent' Robert Maxwell, Ehud Barak, Bill Clinton, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, Lord Mandelson... Jeffrey Epstein "was once presented with three 12-year-olds from France as a birthday gift." Sir Cliff Richard's villa in Barbados.

    10. Cliff Richard, who is said to be worth $75 Million, has a villa on Barbados.

    Among the people who enjoy staying on Barbados are Simon Cowell, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Elton John. Jeffrey Epstein has his own private Caribbean island, Little St James. Ian Fleming used to bring his gay friends to Jamaica.

    A UNICEF study 42 warns of pedophile rings operating in Barbados. Cliff Richard in Israel Cliff Richard loves Israel. The daughter of Cliff's close friend Billy Graham is going to Israel "next week as a part of the Christians in Solidarity with Israel trip." American Evangelical Christian Leaders Plan Solidarity Trip to Israel 43 According to a leaked 1993 report, by the Hereford and Worcester Social Services Department: An elite pedophile ring was involved in "the organised abuse of young boys" and the "trade" in young boys on Malta and Gozo.

    The "elite paedophile ring" included over 20 prominent members of the British parliament, the judiciary and religious figures. Cliff Richard (Times of Malta) The report was leaked by Peter McKelvie , the former child protection manager, who wrote the 1993 report. During the investigation into the UK government adviser Peter Righton , correspondence was uncovered relating to a top pedophile ring in Gozo and Malta.

    Sweden and Norway were also mentioned in the letters. That evidence of the abuse carried out in Gozo and Malta is stored at the West Mercia Police HQ. McKelvie says: "We still don t know who gave the order to shut down the original police investigation... "The decision to shut it down is likely to have been taken by Michael Howard and/or Virginia Bottomley.

    Above we see Cliff in Sri Lanka. UK government adviser Peter Righton is said to have visited the Bryn Estyn children's care home in Wrexham, which was used as a boy brothel by the elite. Paedophile at centre of historical abuse inquiry 'visited children's homes around ... 44 / aangirfan: Bryn Estyn 45 .

    Cliff Richard 's home (above) is in Sunningdale, in Berkshire. Barry George, at 14, attended the publicly-funded Heathermount boarding school in Sunningdale, Berkshire , for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. CyberSalon / Barry George 46 47 Barry George was falsely blamed for the murder of Cliff Richard's friend Jill Dando , who was reportedly investigating top pedophile rings.

    Above we see Cliff Richard at St Johns School, in Berkshire. Above, we see Cliff Richard on the child-abuse island of Jersey. ... Certain Christian churches are involved in mind control.

    Butterflies are a symbol used in mind control. Cliff is friend of Tony Blair. Cliff Richard and Lord Boothby 11 .

    The 'friends' of the rent-boy-loving Lord Boothby included: 1. Cliff Richard 2. The pedophile Jewish gangsters called the Kray Twins , who ran a pedophile ring.

    In 1969, Ronnie Kray wrote: "John, I had a very nice letter from Cliff Richard." 3. The rent-boy-loving MI5/KGB agent Tom Driberg Tom Driberg, rent boys, Aleister Crowley, the KGB and . 48 / MYSTERIOUS MICK JAGGER 49 4. And the 'gay Jew' Winston Churchill , who like holidays in Morocco.

    WINSTON CHURCHILL. . 50 Above, we see Tom Driberg and Lord Boothby Lord Boothby and Ronnie Kray 51 . According to biographer Francis Wheen: Driberg was a regular at Ronnie Kray s flat, where 'rough, but compliant East End lads were served like so many canapes'. The Kray Twins were linked to: 2.

    Christine Keeler , who helped bring down the government.

    3. And presumably to Mossad and its friends. Cliff Richard keeps dangerous company.

    Historian Tony Tony Gosling 52 writes that the UK child abuse scandal raises disturbing questions about the UK's top people 53 . Tony Gosling Among the points made: 1. It has become clear that organizations like the NSPCC (National Society for the Protection of Children) have actually been the perfect 'hiding place' for nests of abusers.

    The NSPCC also runs the national Childline support phone service for the abused which some believe may also have been compromised.

    2. Sir Peter Wanless was chosen by UK Home Secretary Theresa May to head an inquiry into the police losing evidence of child abuse. Wanless is the chief executive of the NSPCC.

    Previously, Wanless was permanent secretary to cabinet minister Michael Portillo. There are the persistent rumours about Wanless' close friend and confidant Michael Portillo being allegedly involved in a Westminster sex scandal himself. Cliff Richard pictured with pupils during a surprise visit to Binley Park School, Coventry, while performing at Coventry Theatre in 1976 3.

    Rumours circulated in 1994 that Portillo and another government Secretary of State, Peter Lilley, had got sexually involved with gay footballer, Justin Fashanu. Fashanu reportedly threatening to bring down the government by leaking evidence of these affairs to the Daily Express. When MI5 allegedly threatened Fashanu, Tory MP Stephen Milligan, a part-time journalist, is said to have weighed in on the footballer's behalf.

    Within days, however, Milligan was found hanged in his London flat, naked, with an orange in his mouth in an apparent suicide, made to look like he was a sexual deviant. Several years later Fashanu was also tragically found hanged, this time in a garage in Shoreditch, London. PEDO RING; ADOPTED GIRL; HAMPSHIRE ... 54 Judy Garland and the UK's Kray Twins ( Another Nickel In The Machine - 2 55 ).

    4. Brussels has also been the scene of the most horrendous child abuse. Back in 1996, the arrest of Marc Dutroux in Belgium eventually led, eight years later, to his 2004 trial for the murder of four young girls he had imprisoned as sex slaves for the rich and powerful.

    The Dutroux scandal has many of the characteristics of the Westminster scandal: A judicial cover-up, initial reluctance of the press to take it seriously, persistent police inaction and diligent police officers being inexplicably removed from the case. DUTROUX, SAVILE, CHENEY, MADELEINE ... 56 Senator Stuart Syvret 5. Exactly the same perversions of the course of justice have been seen in several child abuse inquiries in the UK, including the Jersey inquiry where campaigning Senator Stuart Syvret and police chief Lenny Harper were both removed from their posts.

    Jersey child abuse link to Islington, London 57 ... Cliff Richard lent his house in Barbados to Tony Blair, friend of Jimmy Savile and Margaret Hodge. Michael Portillo and Malcolm Rifkind.

    The TruthNews website reported: "Sir Malcolm Rifkind known as 'Malcolm the p***' is chairman of the British parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), which oversees MI5, MI6 and GCHQ - the most important position in the UK intelligence community." BRITISH AND US INTEL RUN BY MOSSAD 58 Sir Malcolm Rifkind is the cousin of Sir Leon Brittan. 'Marjorie Robertson' According to the Daily Mash ( which some compare to the Onion ): Fans of Sir Cliff say that a 1976 pop song, Devil Woman, was about Marjorie Robertson, an alleged Satanist. "She was born Marjorie Robertson in Yeovil in 1954. "By the age of 21 she had become a full-time satanist and Lucifer s most trusted minion in the South West... "Since 1976 we have been engaged in a secret battle for the soul of Britain... "And now Devil Woman has escalated this conflict once again with these baseless accusations. We must hope and pray that the police and judicial system are able to resist Marjorie Robertson s powerful sexuality." .. In Florida, at the Arthur G.

    Dozier School for Boys, children were sexually abused, tortured and murdered. Florida School for Boys / US CHILDREN RAPED 59 60 Green Isle Boys Ranch Young boys were reportedly raped at the Green Isle Boys Ranch which operated in Clermont Florida. Green Isle Boys Ranch was run by a large organisation called Bridges of America.

    Sexual Abuse Allegations Lead to Shut Down of Green Isle ... / Bridges of America 61 62 Sembler Melvin Floyd Sembler, former United States Ambassador to Italy, founded Straight Inc., which ran drug treatment centres for children. According to Dr. Bruce K.

    Alexander of Simon Fraser University: "I believe that Straight's treatment can be fairly compared with 'brainwashing'..." Mel Sembler's Unauthorized Biography 63 "This was torture - there was deliberate degrading and humiliating treatment, sexual abuse..." Melvin Sembler's Legacy of Abusing Children 64 Paul Bonacci in front of the ranch where, reportedly, Johnny Gosch, and other boys were held captive. Paul was kidnapped by the US military and tortured and mind-controlled to turn him into a sex slave.

    1. Reportedly, there are "pedophile farms and ranches like ....

    Green Isle Ranch in Central Florida - operated by ... Bridges of America... "Rick Scott, Charlie Crist, Jeb Bush and his father and brother have taken money from Mel Sembler (founder of Straight, Inc. 65 ,) who is the grand daddy of organized children's abuse facilities... "'Officials' work so hard to lie and cover up the sex abuse reports of children in these so called facilities like Dozier School; Green Isle Boys Ranch; and, YSI (Youth Services International)." Dozier Second Grave Site Theory Gains Traction 66 April 15, 2014 According to the former Nebraska senator John DeCamp, the charityCovenant House was used to acquire children for the purposes of child abuse. COVENANT HOUSE 67 2. "Researchers say ...

    the Green Isle Boys Ranch was owned by the Don Brown Family who control numbers of Florida Department of Corrections vendors under various Bridges of American corporations... "The locals around the old Green Isle Ranch have claimed for years to have heard about boys being taken by well connected men to Lake Louisa State Park s cabins on Lake Dixie..." Dozier Second Grave Site Theory Gains Traction 68 April 15, 2014 Throughout the UK, children's care homes have reportedly been used as child brothels by the security services. CHILD ABUSE; EARLS SCHOOL; KINCORA ... 69 3. "APRIL 7, 2014 - Last week, Governor Rick Scott held a fundraiser at the home of Pinellas County based developer Mel Sembler. "Over the course of the past two decades Sembler, his family and his companies have donated over a $1,000,000 to the coffers of various Florida Republicans or the RPOF... "In 1976 Mel Sembler founded Straight, Inc. which evolved into a nationwide ring of houses of horror - sex abuse of the children." Dozier Second Grave Site Theory Gains Traction 70 April 15, 2014 http://www.simongipps-kent.info/blog.html 71 .

    Cliff Richard on the Island of Jersey.

    Cliff Richard - Knight of Malta.

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  • ABAA | Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America ... Illustrating Goblin Market 1 September 15 th , 2015 One reason books have not been replaced by electronic approximations -- despite many predictions of doom -- is the appeal of the physical objects themselves. Lavish illustrations, careful design, and artistic typography elevate a book from text to art. A page from the Kelmscott Chaucer (to give just... 2 ] September 11 th , 2015 Marvin Getman, a seasoned and affable fair promoter, is using the newly built Brooklyn Expo Center in the Greenpoint neighborhood for the second time, September 19-20, 2015, as a venue for a fall book and antiques show.

    Last year, Getman garnered considerable praise from ABAA exhibitors at the fair, which has encouraged many of us to either return this year or try it out for the first time. This time... 3 ] September 9 th , 2015 For some, September is the busiest time of the year, with children heading back to school, the pressure mounting at work to hit end-of-year targets, and the holiday season lurking just around the corner. For others, it's the last hurrah of balmy summer days and outdoor pursuits before the cold of winter descends.

    For booksellers, it's a time of quickening; new students are dropping in to check out th... 4 ] The 39th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Hynes Convention Center from November 13-15, 2015.

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  • ABC, NBC Gush Over Clinton Baby: 'Almost Like The British Royal ... On Friday night, Chelsea Clinton gave birth to her first child, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, and ABC and NBC predictably swooned over the event and hyped the impact this could have on Hillary Clinton s political future. During Sunday's Good Morning America 's ABC s Mara Schiavocampo gushed: While America waits for Hillary s decision if she'll run for President, a more important duty calls for now, diaper duty. On Saturday s NBC Nightly News , reporter Kristen Welker offered up a dose of Clinton promotional airtime by declairing "It's a girl.

    Today the entire Clinton family tweeted out photos of their new addition. Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky. Hillary writing, Bill and I are over the moon to be grandparents.

    And mom Chelsea tweeting at 7:03 P.M. on September 26th we finally met Charlotte. We re in love.

    The NBC reporter then turned to liberal historian Michael Beschloss who eagerly declared Chelsea Clinton has been famous, world famous since she was about 12 years old. So it's almost like the British royal family. Welker noted that Beschloss tweeted out photos of past presidents and their grandchildren from FDR, to Truman and LBJ and says being a grandparent can help politicians of both parties connect to voters on the campaign trail.

    The NBC reporter never questioned why the liberal historian only tweeted out pictures of Democratic presidents with their grandchildren, and instead allowed him to proclaim I think that allows Hillary Clinton to say even more, you know, I've been First Lady, I was a senator, I was Secretary of State, but like you I'm a grandparent too." Over on ABC, Schiavocampo read off a flurry of tweets from the Clinton family announcing the birth of their granddaughter before she announced Chelsea delivering at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, a go-to for high-profile mommas like Beyonc . The family has been looking forward to this new journey for some time. Clinton telling George he has high hopes for his new heir.

    ABC and NBC weren t the only networks to get in on the Clinton baby celebration. On Saturday morning, MSNBC s Steve Kornacki advertised the early word is that the baby will be eligible for the presidency in 2052 if you re keeping score at home. Last Tuesday, CNN s Don Lemon told colleague Fareed Zakaria that the Clinton s were America s royal family: DON LEMON: I saw he Bill Clinton was at the Clinton Global Initiative.

    The president was. And even he joking saying that if Chelsea Clinton went into labor, that she could have his motorcade. This is kind of our version -- any time a politician's daughter has a child, this is our version of a royal baby, correct?

    FAREED ZAKARIA: Well, particularly the Clintons, it does feel like that. It feels like there will be a rollout. See relevant transcripts below.

    NBC Nightly News September 27, 2014 LESTER HOLT: Big news tonight from the Clinton family. A new arrival as Chelsea Clinton, a former member of our NBC family, gave birth to her first child and her parents finally got to call themselves grandma and grandpa. As speculation grows about a Hillary Clinton run for the presidency, today's news could have a big impact.

    We get more on that tonight from NBC's Kristen Welker. KRISTEN WELKER: It's a girl. Today the entire Clinton family tweeted out photos of their new addition.

    Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky. Hillary writing, Bill and I are over the moon to be grandparents. And mom Chelsea tweeting at 7:03 P.M.

    on September 26th we finally met Charlotte. We re in love. MICHAEL BESCHLOSS: Chelsea Clinton has been famous, world famous since she was about 12 years old.

    So it's almost like the British royal family. WELKER: For the past several weeks the expectant grandparents have been brimming with excitement. HILLARY CLINTON: First and most importantly, Bill and I are on constant grandchild watch.

    WELKER: Historian Michael Beschloss tweeted out photos of past presidents and their grandchildren from FDR, to Truman and LBJ and says being a grandparent can help politicians of both parties connect to voters on the campaign trail. BESCHLOSS: I think that allows Hillary Clinton to say even more, you know, I've been First Lady, I was a senator, I was Secretary of State, but like you I'm a grandparent too. WELKER: The image of Hillary as a grandmother in waiting was first on display in April when Chelsea announced she was expecting.

    CHELSEA CLINTON: I just hope I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me. WELKER: Political analysts say Clinton will likely consider her new role. HILLARY CLINTON: I m back!

    WELKER: As she weighs whether to run for president in 2016. STUART ROTHENBERG: I think there's no question but that she'll take into consideration the fact that her daughter now has a daughter in terms of her deciding how much time she wants to spend in public life versus private. WELKER: For now the Clintons are celebrating the newest member of their family and publicly sharing the moment as Hillary ponders what her next role will be.

    Kristen Welker, NBC News, Washington. ABC s Good Morning America September 28, 2014 8:05:53-8:08:36 2 minutes 43 seconds PAULA FARIS: And now to the first photos of Bill and Hillary Clinton taken with their daughter Chelsea's newborn baby girl named Charlotte. The couple beaming over their brand-new titles, grandma and grandpa, and ABC s Mara Schiavocampo has the very latest from Lenox Hill Hospital here in Manhattan.

    Good morning, Mara. MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO: Good morning, Paula. You know, the Clintons have held a lot of titles, but this is definitely a first for them.

    The newest little Clinton is reportedly doing just fine. Her grandparents already tweeting about their excitement. You're looking at the first pictures of Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, beaming new mom Chelsea Clinton tweeting out at 7:03 P.M.

    on September 26th we finally met Charlotte. We're in love. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton gushing in their new role, grandparents, tweeting @billclinton and I are over the moon to be grandparents.

    One of the happiest moments of our life. And Charlotte, your grandmother @hillaryclinton and I couldn't be happier. The political power couple telling ABC News in a statement Chelsea is well and glowing, Marc is bursting with pride.

    Charlotte's life is off to a good start. And this morning we're getting new details on the birth. Chelsea delivering at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, a go-to for high-profile mommas like Beyonc .

    The family has been looking forward to this new journey for some time. Clinton telling George he has high hopes for his new heir. BILL CLINTON: I want them to really love being alive, and when they grow up, I want them to believe they have certain obligations to people who don't have all the opportunities they'll have.

    SCHIAVOCAMPO: But some wonder how being a grandma will change Hillary Clinton, if that's what the baby will call her. ROBIN ROBERTS: Have you offered any names to Chelsea? HILLARY CLINTON: No, I'm going to wait.

    I want this to kind of develop organically because I've talked to a lot of my friends who have preceded me into grandmotherhood and some of them have said I knew exactly whey wanted to be called and I had a hard time convincing the baby to call me that because he or she wanted to call me something else so I just want to see how this develops, but I could not be happier. This is something that I've looked forward to for a long time. SCHIAVOCAMPO: And while America waits for Hillary s decision if she'll run for president, a more important duty calls for now, diaper duty.

    Chelsea Clinton is already combining her commitment to certain social causes with motherhood. She s devoted to elephant protection, and the baby reportedly has an elephant themed nursery. I'm sure it's very adorable.


    DAN HARRIS: Got to love the elephants.

    Thanks, Mara.

  • Abel Danger: #2541: Kerry's Small Business Anthrax Powder ... Re Request for Letters of Marque and Reprisal to Recover U.S. Hawkeye Surveillance Aircraft and Red Switch Networks on French Ship Charles de Gaulle United States Marine Field McConnell Plum City Online - ( AbelDanger.net ) 1. Abel Danger ( AD ) asserts that John Kerry procured caches of military-grade anthrax spore powder for the Small Business Administration (SBA) mentor-prot g e program to extort support from sovereign states for Kerry's Earth-Day carbon capping racket.

    2. AD asserts that Kerry and Kristine Marcy Field McConnell's sister procured fraudulent visas for the various bio-warfare experts needed by Serco and its SBA 8(a) prot g e companies for the anthrax attacks on two, terrified senators after Kerry's Earth Day 9/11 project had partially failed.

    3. AD asserts that on 9/11, Kerry outsourced the operation of the U.S.

    Defense Red Switch Network to Serco with an MI6 Hawkeye command center on the FS Charles de Gaulle knowing that Americans would never believe that 9/11 was an attempted coup d tat by treasonous insiders of the United States Navy. United States Marine Field McConnell ( http://www.abeldanger.net/2010/01/field-mcconnell-bio.html ) invites CJCS Joseph Dunford to release any evidence obtained by the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity to support his request to Congress for Letters of Marque to recover the U.S. Red Switch Network and associated Hawkeye friend/foe devices installed on the Charles de Gaulle. 1 It is now D-Day + 19.

    Fuad El-Hibri's company makes a vaccine for anthrax. Kerry meets communist leaders of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the Provisional Revolutionary Government in Paris in 1970 to negotiate withdrawal of US Forces from South Vietnam. Meet Field's Sister, Kristine Marcy ( Sister Abel, Brother Cain ) New York's first Earth Day Brainwashed MSM for carbon capped Animal Farm Kerry at the Nine Eyes' first Earth Day 1970 Now operated from US carrier fleet with FS Charles de Gaulle as replacement for the Pentagon's US Navy Command Ceneter.

    Kerry pulls Roosevelt and it friend/foe Hawkeyes out of IS fight and sends it to dock in San Diego while sending de Gaulle and its friend/foe Hawkeyes to stage IS attacks in the Middle East Serco ... Would you like to know more? "John Kerry traitor meeting North Vietnamese in Paris The 1970 meeting that John Kerry conducted with North Vietnamese communists violated U.S. law, according to an author and researcher who has studied the issue.

    Kerry met with representatives from "both delegations" of the Vietnamese in Paris in 1970, according to Kerry s own testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971. But Kerry s meetings with the Vietnamese delegations were in direct violation of laws forbidding private citizens from negotiating with foreign powers, according to researcher and author Jerry Corsi, who began studying the anti-war movement in the early 1970s. According to Corsi, Kerry violated U.S.

    code 18 U.S.C.

    953. "A U.S. citizen cannot go abroad and negotiate with a foreign power," Corsi told CNSNews.com. By Kerry's own admission, he met in 1970 with delegations from the North Vietnamese communist government and discussed how the Vietnam War should be stopped.

    Kerry explained to Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman J. William Fulbright in a question-and-answer session on Capitol Hill a year after his Paris meetings that the war needed to be stopped "immediately and unilaterally." Then Kerry added: "I have been to Paris. I have talked with both delegations at the peace talks, that is to say the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the Provisional Revolutionary Government." However, both of the delegations to which Kerry referred were communist.

    Neither included the U.S. allied, South Vietnamese or any members of the U.S. delegation.

    The Democratic Republic of Vietnam was the government of the North Vietnamese communists, and the Provisional Revolutionary Government (PVR) was an arm of the North Vietnamese government that included the Vietcong. Kerry did meet face-to-face with the PVR's negotiator Madam Nguyen Thi Binh, according to his presidential campaign spokesman Michael Meehan. Madam Binh's peace plan was being proposed by the North Vietnamese communists as a way to bring a quick end to the war.

    But Corsi alleged that Kerry s meeting with Madam Binh and the government of North Vietnam was a direct violation of U.S. law. "In Kerry's first meeting in 1970, meeting with Madam Binh, Kerry was still a naval reservist not only a U.S. citizen, but a naval reservist stepping outside the boundaries to meet with one of the principle figures of our enemy in Vietnam, Madam Binh, and the Viet Cong at the same time. Former Nixon administration aide Henry Kissinger was trying to negotiate with them formally," Corsi told CNSNews.com." "The 2001 anthrax attacks, also known as Amerithrax from its Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) case name, occurred within the United States over the course of several weeks beginning on September 18, 2001, one week after the September 11 attacks 2 .

    Letters containing anthrax spores 3 were mailed to several news media offices and two Democratic U.S. Senators, killing five people and infecting 17 others. According to the FBI, the ensuing investigation became "one of the largest and most complex in the history of law enforcement".1 A major focus in the early years of the investigation was a bio-weapons expert named Steven Hatfill 4 , who was eventually exonerated.

    Another suspect, Bruce Edwards Ivins 5 , became a focus of investigation around April 4, 2005. Ivins was a scientist who worked at the government's biodefense labs at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland. On April 11, 2007, Ivins was put under periodic surveillance and an FBI document stated that "Bruce Edwards Ivins is an extremely sensitive suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks."2 On July 29, 2008, Ivins died from an overdose of acetaminophen 6 .3 On August 6, 2008, based on DNA evidence leading to an anthrax vial in Ivins' lab, federal prosecutors declared Ivins to be the sole culprit of the crime.4 Two days later, Senator Charles Grassley 7 and Rep.

    Rush Holt 8 called for hearings into the DOJ and FBI's handling of the investigation.56 On February 19, 2010, the FBI formally closed its investigation.7 A review of the scientific methods used in the investigation at the National Academy of Sciences 9 ,8 published in February 2011, cast doubt on the U.S. government's conclusion that Ivins was the perpetrator. The review report said that, although the type of anthrax used in the letters was correctly identified as the Ames strain of the bacterium, there was insufficient scientific evidence for the FBI's assertion that it originated from Ivins' laboratory.

    The FBI responded by pointing out that the review panel asserted that it would not be possible to reach a definite conclusion based on science alone, and said that a combination of factors led the FBI to conclude that Ivins had been the perpetrator.9 Some information about the case related to Ivins' mental problems is still under seal.1011 Lawsuits filed by the widow of the first anthrax victim Bob Stevens 10 were settled by the government for $2.5 million with no admission of liability. According to a statement in the settlement agreement, the settlement was reached solely for the purpose of "avoiding the expenses and risks of further litigations." "MONDAY, MAY 28, 2007 Technical Intelligence in Retrospect: The 2001 Anthrax Letters Powder Technical Intelligence in Retrospect: The 2001 Anthrax Letters Powder Authors: Dany Shoham; Stuart M. Jacobsen DOI: 10.1080/08850600600889027 Published in: International Journal of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence, Volume 20, Issue 1 March 2007 , pages 79 - 105 Introduction In a sense, the very fact that the late 2001 anthrax letters attack on the United States has still not been solved is no less meaningful and important than that unprecedented act of bioterrorism itself.

    A wide range of far-reaching implications - geopolitical, legal, strategic, technological, scientific, and medical - emanate from that failure. An attempt is made here to take an integrated look into some of these various aspects so as to gain a better understanding of this potentially colossal event. Special attention is paid to a reconstructive analysis of the sabotage spore powder (SSP) contained in the lethal letters, and its structure.

    The anthrax bacterium is a pathogen of major concern, whose potency is afforded by the aerial dispersibility attained through the peculiar powdery texture of the material used for this act of bioterrorism. This peculiarity constitutes a key attribute, which can be traced and deciphered through retrospective technical intelligence that may lead to the SSP's provenance. It further demonstrates the significance of technical intelligence at large as a prime tool of the intelligence services.

    Biographic intelligence - in addition to technical intelligence - may furnish an essential complement; in that case, concerning perhaps two prominent figures. Who are they? Various indications do lead to Iraq being a possible Ames powder melting-pot and the provenance of the SSP; they have been presented and discussed previously.49 The likely operational involvement of al-Qaeda has thereupon been indicated as well, implying, naturally, that elements in Saudi Arabia, the cradle of al-Qaeda, could have been helpful.

    Within that context, Iraq - assumed to be the SSP producer - should first have procured, at any rate, the Ames strain somewhere. Principally, almost any laboratory holding the Ames strain until 2000 - or earlier - both in the U.S. and abroad (nearly twenty laboratories, on the whole - some governmental, some academic), could have been the initial Ames supplier.

    Still, the connections of two persons with certain laboratories arguably provide notable traces: Fuad el-Hibri, a top, well-connected Saudi Arabian businessman, and Dr. Wouter Basson, a masterly South African scientist who had strong bonds within the Arab world and beyond. Fuad el-Hibri first worked for Citibank in Saudi Arabia, arranging investments for rich Saudis.

    Subsequently, he acquired the Michigan Biological Products Institute, thereby forming BioPort, Inc., the sole supplier of anthrax vaccine in the U.S. and UK.50 Through a series of holding companies, British Porton Products is also owned in part by el-Hibri. He thus gained important market access in both the U.S.

    and Britain. Eventually, his company managed to acquire at least one virulent Ames strain for testing on animals. Independently, Dr.

    Wouter Basson, then a very senior BW scientist within the South African Army, possessed the Ames strain, subsequent to several visits he made to the British Army Microbiological Research Establishment at Porton Down, and to the U.S.51 He thereafter could have handed over the Ames strain to the Iraqis, having direct contact with them at least once in Iraq. Basson has been revealed while trailed to be that type. Equally, the AS could have migrated from Basson to Libya, where Basson had solid ties, and then, readily, from Libya to Iraq.

    The two countries had indeed a joint anthrax project in Libya during the 1990s. "Muslim CEOs of U.S. firms fight terrorism, 'stop evil' By Del Jones, USA TODAY ROCKVILLE, Md. Those who go to sleep at night with the threat of terrorism on their minds might be surprised to learn that Muslim CEOs are running companies that watch over our safety.

    By H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY Fuad El-Hibri is CEO of BioPort, the only U.S. maker of anthrax vaccine.

    Houssam Salloum is CEO of Axiolog, a Detroit firm developing a high-tech system for tracking international cargo into vulnerable U.S. ports. Nafa Khalaf is CEO of Detroit Contracting, which after the Sept.

    11 attacks in 2001 secured the five major treatment plants that supply water to 4.5 million residents of the Detroit area. Khalaf, 50, emigrated from Iraq in 1986, and his company is now working to protect water plants in Iraq. Ahmad Mesdaq, owner of businesses in San Diego including a coffee lounge and cigar factory, this summer will launch an auto registration system in his native Afghanistan that will help authorities stop widespread shipments of explosives and drugs by warlords.

    Getting Afghanistan back on its feet brings security to the USA, he says. The past three years have shown the war on terror is complicated. Just as sides can't be drawn up by national boundaries, neither can the good guys and bad guys be identified based on their religion or national origin.

    Throughout history corporate executives have played important roles in winning wars. President Franklin Roosevelt made Robert Wood Johnson, the late CEO of Johnson & Johnson, an Army general in World War II and put him in charge of bringing small business into the war effort. Executives will likely play a critical role in the war on terrorism as well.

    But they won't all have names like Johnson. Some may have names like El-Hibri or Mesdaq. "American Muslims are making endless efforts to stop evil," Mesdaq says. These executives are the antithesis of the celebrity CEO so common now in Corporate America.

    After all, these are times when Muslims running companies in homeland security could attract the attention of both Islamophobes and terrorists. It took months of searching trade associations, chambers of commerce and homeland security experts for USA TODAY to find a cadre of companies that contribute to the security of the U.S. and have a Muslim at the helm.

    When found, some said they were under contractual obligations not to talk to the media. Some, like Salloum, declined to be interviewed so as not to attract attention. Others were like El-Hibri, who agreed to an interview with reservation. "Some successful business people in the Muslim community are worried that there are forces working against them," he says, sitting in his office tucked away in a building with no exterior signage in this Washington, D.C., suburb. "I'm trusting, not paranoid," says El-Hibri, 46, who became a U.S.

    citizen in 1999. He was born in Germany and spent his childhood equally in Europe and the Middle East before coming to the USA to get an economics degree from Stanford and an MBA from Yale. "But there is a group who don't think the anthrax vaccine should be in the hands of someone with an Arab or Muslim background." Scrutiny surrounds anthrax vaccine Conspiracy-theory Internet sites have taken a special interest in El-Hibri's formative years in Lebanon and Sudan, and a more recent three-year assignment in Saudi Arabia with Citibank. The sites imply crimes ranging from ties to Osama Bin Laden to being the mastermind behind the mailing of anthrax spores that killed five people in 2001.

    El-Hibri calls the Web sites annoying and jokes that he's lucky to be in the vaccination business so that he can inoculate himself from the pain of accusers who can't be confronted. Even some members of Congress have objected to BioPort's anthrax role. That criticism reflects ignorance, says retired admiral William Crowe, who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Reagan administration and the first George Bush administration and now is on BioPort's board of directors.

    BioPort recruited Crowe, a friend of El-Hibri's father. Crowe received 8% of BioPort's stock to serve on its board, largely because of his expertise about the key customer, the Defense Department. But Crowe's presence also mitigates the attention on El-Hibri.

    BioPort keeps a small supply of anthrax spores under five layers of security to verify the potency of the vaccine, a requirement of the Food and Drug Administration. That makes El-Hibri a suspect of conspiracy theorists, who say the unsolved anthrax mail crime of 2001 increased demand for BioPort's product while El-Hibri and his family were safely inoculated from the fatal bio-threat. "That's a terrible stretch," says Crowe, who says El-Hibri is straightforward and honest and is one who has "never entertained even the slightest idea of fooling the government" and "bends over backward to make sure the Defense Department is aware." Muslim executives were careful and measured when responding to most questions but became noticeably uneasy when asked how devout they were to Islam. A typical response: "I attend mosque when I have time," Khalafsaid. "My philosophy is to be good, to live with others and to be equal with others." "I don't drink alcohol or gamble," said Mesdaq, 32. "I go to mosque," but he emphasized: "I'm not a political Muslim.

    I'm a normal American. I like to drive nice cars, go out and have fun and dance. I'm very blessed." El-Hibri says he attends mosque once a year.

    His mother is German and Catholic. He adopted the faith of his Lebanese father. Islam, Christianity and Judaism are essentially the same, El-Hibri says, with a "belief in one God, what's right and what's wrong.

    Do the best things in the eyes of God, that's most important." That there are Muslims fighting terrorism comes as no surprise to Daniel Lubetzky, the Jewish CEO of Peaceworks, a New York company that fosters joint ventures in regions of conflict. For example, Peaceworks markets Meditalia food products made in cooperation among Israelis, Palestinians, Egyptians and Turks; and Bali Spices made by Muslims, Buddhists and Christians working as partners in Indonesia. Lubetzky finds that business leaders are usually moderates who see extremism as the enemy to solving poverty.

    The majority of Muslims have the most to lose from terrorism, because the moderates always pay for the backlash against the extremists, Lubetzky says. "Terrorists hurt their own people the most." Making Afghanistan safer helps the USA Mesdaq is the son of a brigadier general in the Afghani air force who immigrated to the USA as a 9-year-old after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. After the Sept.

    11 attacks and the subsequent U.S. war in Afghanistan, he returned a year ago to his native country to visit family.

    He found a country with more than 500,000 vehicles and no efficient system of registration and licensing. SUVs with tinted windows and diplomatic plates from Iran, Pakistan and the former Soviet republics are everywhere,loaded with explosives or drugs and driven by warlords, he says. Mesdaq had an idea for a registration system using license plates with holograms.

    The U.S. State Department approved his plan last month, and he says it will be launched this summer. A one-time registration fee of $100 a car will generate $50 million for the country.

    Mesdaq says it's important that Afghanistan not become dependent on aid from the U.S. "They need to lift themselves if they love their country," he said. Salloum is a former captain for the Italian merchant marine who left Lebanon at 17. He has lived in the USA since 1998 and is developing a tracking system that uses satellites to monitor U.S.-bound cargo.

    Under the present system, if authorities become suspicious about U.S.-bound cargo, the U.S. Coast Guard boards the arriving ship six miles out at sea, checks the paperwork and, if necessary, examines individual crates. The Axiolog system aims to let enforcement agents worldwide use intelligence more efficiently to flag questionable shipments.

    For example, a shipment of books might be inspected if Axiolog finds no record of that company ever receiving paper to publish books. Axiolog would allow such anomalies to be examined by computer while the cargo is en route, cutting down on expensive delays to legitimate shipments. Such a system could prove invaluable.

    Even the threat of a dirty bomb could close the port of Los Angeles for a week. It would then take nearly two months to clear the backlog of incoming ships, economic terrorism that could cost billions of dollars. El-Hibri says it's a myth that a belief in Islam interferes with being good in business.

    A study last year by Marcus Noland at the Institute for International Economics supports El-Hibri's position. Noland found no evidence that Islam was a drag on economic development in countries with large Muslim populations outside of oil-rich regions where extremist views often interfere with education. "The Islamic religion promotes hard work and the idea that there's nothing wrong with being a financial success as long as you do it in an ethical and moral way," says El-Hibri, an avid polo player whose father's company built telecommunication networks in Saudi Arabia, Russia, Poland, Venezuela and El Salvador. Khalaf, who took just 18 months to get a civil engineering degree from Wayne State University when he came to the USA in 1986, then earned an MBA from George Washington University, agrees that Muslim executives have their priorities straight. "When you become an American citizen your priority is to protect Americans," he says." "Charles de Gaulle nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Named after the famous French leader, this is the largest warship in Western Europe and the only nuclear powered surface vessel outside of the United States.

    Following successful sea trials, she is due to enter active service later in 2013. During the vessel's construction in 1993, it was claimed that a group of visiting engineers were British MI6 agents attempting to learn the technical details. The Guardian, which published the story, later published a denial from both the British and French governments that there been an incident.

    Operated by: French Navy, Marine Nationale Number in fleet: 1 Length: 858ft Displacement: 42,000 tonnes Maximum speed: 32 knots Crew: 1,950 Weapons: 40 aircraft, missile defence systems" "Context of '(After 9:37 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Aircraft Carriers Called to Defend US; Uncertainty Over When This Happens' This is a scalable context timeline. It contains events related to the event (After 9:37 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Aircraft Carriers Called to Defend US; Uncertainty Over When This Happens 11 . You can narrow or broaden the context of this timeline by adjusting the zoom level.

    The lower the scale, the more relevant the items on average will be, while the higher the scale, the less relevant the items, on average, will be. (9:00 a.m.-9:37 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Chief of Naval Operations Continues with Budget Meeting while US Is Under Attack 12 The Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Vern Clark, the Navy s top officer, is in his office on the fourth floor of the Pentagon for a budget meeting. Although it is clear after the second WTC tower is hit that the US is under attack, Clark apparently does nothing in response, and no attempt is made to evacuate him from the Pentagon. Reportedly, when the Pentagon is hit at 9:37, he is receiving a budget briefing." It is only then that a member of his staff enters his office and tells him, You ve got to evacuate." Clark will then head to the Pentagon's National Military Command Center (NMCC), where he meets with other senior Department of Defense leaders, and decides to surrender and re-establish the Navy's command center in another secure location in Washington, DC (see After 9:37 a.m.

    September 11, 2001 13 ). Clark later reflects, "There has never been an experience like this in my lifetime. We were thinking about the immediate protection of the United States of America." SEA POWER, 1/2002 ; NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, 6/14/2007 Entity Tags: Vern Clark Timeline Tags: Complete 911 Timeline, 9/11 Timeline (After 9:37 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Aircraft Carriers Called to Defend US; Uncertainty Over When This Happens 14 15 16 The USS George Washington. Source: Summer Anderson / Department of DefenseAfter the attack on the Pentagon, Navy ships and aircraft squadrons that are stationed, or at sea, along the coast of the United States are, reportedly, "rapidly pressed into action" to defend the country.

    Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Vern Clark is evacuated from his office in the Pentagon after the building is hit, and soon relocates to the Navy's Antiterrorist Alert Center in southeast Washington, DC, where a backup Navy command center is being established (see After 9:37 a.m. September 11, 2001). Clark later explains, "We had carriers at sea.

    I talked to Admiral Natter Adm. Robert J. Natter, commander in chief, US Atlantic Fleet and Admiral Fargo Adm.

    Thomas B. Fargo, commander in chief, US Pacific Fleet about immediate loadouts of weapons and armed aircraft and the positioning of our air defense cruisers. Fundamentally, those pieces were in place almost immediately and integrated into the interagency process and with the FAA Federal Aviation Administration." The aircraft carrier USS George Washington is currently at sea conducting training exercises.

    It is dispatched to New York, "following the recovery of armed F-14 Tomcats and F/A-18 Hornets from Naval Air Station Oceana," in Virginia Beach, Virginia. According to Sea Power magazine, another aircraft carrier the USS John F. Kennedy that is departing Mayport, Florida, is ordered to patrol the waters off Hampton Roads, Virginia, "to protect the Navy's vast shore complex in Norfolk." 17 ] The John F.

    Kennedy has nearly a full air wing of 75 fighter, attack, and reconnaissance planes aboard it, while the George Washington has only a limited number of aircraft on board. 18 ] Admiral Natter orders two amphibious ships the USS Bataan and the USS Shreveport to proceed to North Carolina, to pick up Marines from Camp Lejeune, in case additional support is needed in New York. "Within three hours, an undisclosed number of Aegis guided-missile cruisers and destroyers also were underway, their magazines loaded with Standard 2 surface-to-air missiles. Positioned off New York and Norfolk, and along the Gulf Coast, they provided robust early-warning and air-defense capabilities to help ensure against follow-on terrorist attacks." Vern Clark later recalls that, after the Pentagon attack, "We were thinking about the immediate protection of the United States of America." SEA POWER, 1/2002 ] Yet, according to CNN, it is not until 1:44 p.m. that the Pentagon announces that five warships and two aircraft carriers the USS George Washington and the USS John F.

    Kennedy are to depart the Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia, so as to protect the East Coast (see 1:44 p.m. September 11, 2001). CNN, 9/12/2001 And, according to some reports, the Navy only dispatches missile destroyers toward New York and Washington at 2:51 p.m. WASHINGTON POST, 9/12/2001; FOX NEWS, 9/13/2001; ASSOCIATED PRESS, 9/11/2006 Entity Tags: Robert Natter 20 , US Department of the Navy, Federal Aviation Administration, Thomas Fargo, Vern Clark 21 Timeline Tags: Complete 911 Timeline , 9/11 Timeline 1:44 p.m. September 11, 2001: US Military Deployed at Sea, in Skies 22 23 The Pentagon announces that aircraft carriers and guided missile destroyers have been dispatched toward New York and Washington.

    Around the country, more fighters, airborne radar (AWACs), and refueling planes are scrambling. NORAD is on its highest alert. 24 ; MSNBC, 9/22/2001] Entity Tags: US Department of Defense Timeline Tags: Complete 911 Timeline 25 , 9/11 Timeline" "Earth Day 2014 Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC April 22, 2014 The United States is proud to join countries around the world in celebrating the 44th annual Earth Day. I still remember participating in the very first Earth Day back in 1970.

    It helped to unleash a wave of grassroots activism that ultimately led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and landmark laws like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. This Earth Day we need to consider new ways to unleash a new wave of activism to tackle today s long list of environmental challenges from the existential threat of climate change to the cause of the oceans.

    Climate change s impacts aren t far off in the future they are here and now. We're increasingly seeing events like those that scientists have long predicted. Extreme droughts are hammering crop production, forcing farmers out of business and driving up grocery bills.

    More intense floods and storm surges are causing billions in property damage. The coasts are swiftly eroding, rendering home after home uninhabitable or uninsurable. We still have a short window of time to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, but the science tells us that window is closing.

    This year s Earth Day focus is cities, and the fact is, how the world s cities respond to our climate change challenge will make a huge difference. Roughly 5.2 billion people are projected to live in the world s urban communities by 2050. Building codes and electricity requirements, public transportation systems, and land management will help determine whether we meet this global challenge.

    The Department of State is committed to doing our part to help bring about greener cities around the world. We are working to deploy renewable energy technologies; build recycling infrastructure; safeguard wildlife, forests and wetlands; and help communities better protect their water resources. There is another issue that demands our attention this Earth Day: the state of our oceans.

    We can t care for the Earth without protecting the ocean that covers nearly three-quarters of it. With global overfishing, record pollution, and ocean acidification, our oceans are in trouble. That's why I am convening an international ocean conference at the State Department in June to leverage the shared efforts of governments, the private sector, civil society leaders, and global stakeholders.

    Earth Day's history is proof that the steadfast determination of millions is powerful enough to change the course of history. We have our own history to write together, cleaning up global communities and protecting natural resources for generations to come." "In the winter of 1969 1970, a group of students met at Columbia University 26 to hear Denis Hayes talk about his plans for Earth Day. Among the group were Fred Kent, Pete Grannis, and Kristin and William Hubbard.

    This New York group agreed to head up the New York City part of the national movement. Fred Kent took the lead in renting an office and recruiting volunteers. "The big break came when Mayor Lindsay agreed to shut down Fifth Avenue for the event. A giant cheer went up in the office on that day," according to Kristin Hubbard (now Kristin Alexandre). 'From that time on we used Mayor Lindsay's offices and even his staff.

    I was Speaker Coordinator but had tremendous help from Lindsay staffer Judith Crichton." In addition to shutting down Fifth Avenue, Mayor John Lindsay made Central Park available for Earth Day. The crowd was estimated as more than one million by far the largest in the nation.citation needed Since Manhattan was also the home of NBC 28 , CBS, ABC, The New York Times, Time, and Newsweek, it provided the best possible anchor for national coverage from their reporters throughout the country. 27 and EARTH DAY 9/11 " "Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, said Monday that Obama "has long talked about his respect for Columbia University and his desire to continue working with them." "However, at this point no decisions have been finalized about his post-Presidency plans," Earnest said. Originally enrolled at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Obama eventually transferred to Columbia in 1981 as a junior, majoring in political science with an emphasis on international relations.

    In one recent interview, Obama's thoughts drifted back to his time on Columbia's Morningside Heights campus. Asked what his favorite bagel flavor was, Obama recalled excursions south to a now-shuttered Upper West Side bagel institution. "I would walk down from Columbia just to get H&H bagels on Saturdays or on the weekends," he said. His order: "Lox and capers, OK, but generally just your basic schmear." "The all-weather E-2 Hawkeye airborne early warning and battle management aircraft has served as the "eyes" of the U.S.

    Navy fleet for more than 30 years, and the E-2C Hawkeye 2000 possesses the most advanced AEW&BM capabilities in service today. Continuous modifications and upgrades have kept the aircraft's mission systems current with the evolving operational environment. The next generation E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, the key airborne enabler of the US Navy's FORCEnet began test flights in 2007.

    Hawkeye 2000 Hawkeye 2000 is the fifth generation production E-2C Hawkeye and incorporates significant enhancements in data management, system throughput, operator interfaces, connectivity, and situational awareness to support the Navy's evolving Theater Air and Missile Defense mission. This Hawkeye capitalizes on the previous version Group II baseline fully integrated system, which includes the AN/APS-145 radar system, improved identification friend/foe (IFF) system, the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) , a global positioning system (GPS) and the Carrier Aircraft Inertial Navigational System (CAINS) II navigation system." "Aircraft carriers are warships that act as airbases for carrier-based aircraft 29 . In the United States Navy, these consist of ships commissioned with hull classification symbols CV (aircraft carrier), CVA (attack aircraft carrier), CVB (large aircraft carrier), CVL (light aircraft carrier), CVN (aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion)) and CVAN (attack aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion)).

    Ships commissioned with hull classification symbols CVA-58 or higher are additionally classified as supercarriers. The United States Navy has also used escort aircraft carriers and airship aircraft carriers. This list does not include various amphibious warfare ships which can operate as carriers.

    The first aircraft carrier commissioned into the United States Navy was the USS Langley (CV-1) on 20 March 1922. The Langley was a converted Proteus-class collier(originally commissioned as the USS Jupiter (AC-3),1 Langley was soon followed by the Lexington-class, the Ranger-class (the first purpose-built carriers in the American fleet), the Yorktown-class, and the Wasp-class.2 These classes made up the entirety of the United States carrier fleet active prior to and during the Second World War.3 With World War II looming, two more classes of carriers were commissioned under President Franklin Roosevelt , the Essex-class and the Independence-class.4Between these two classes, 35 ships were created.5 During this time, the Navy also purchased two training vessels, the USS Wolverine and the USS Sable.67 The Cold War led to multiple developments in the United States' carrier fleet, starting with the addition of the Midway-class and the Saipan-class.8 One more class in the start of the Cold War, the United States-class, was canceled due to the Revolt of the Admirals.9 Later in the Cold War era, the first of the classes dubbed "supercarriers" was born in the Forrestal-class,10 with the Kitty Hawk, Enterprise, and John F. Kennedy classes.

    Ordered later in this era, the Nimitz-class carriers are the only class that are currently in active-duty service.11 A new class of carriers, the Ford-class, has been ordered by the Navy. As of now, one ship (the PCU Gerald R. Ford) has been completed, construction has started on one ship (the USS John F.

    Kennedy), and one ship has been planned (the PCUEnterprise).1213" "On December 2, 2015, fourteen people were killed and 22 injured in an Islamic extremism 30 -inspired terrorist attack, consisting of a mass shooting (and attempted bombing) at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, United States. Syed Rizwan Farook 31 and Tashfeen Malik 32 , a married couple living in the city of Redlands, targeted a San Bernardino County 33 Department of Public Health training event and holiday party of about 80 employees in a rented banquet room. Farook was an American-born U.S.

    citizen of Pakistani descent, while his wife was a Pakistani-born legal resident of the U.S. He attended the training event as an employee before the shooting. After the shooting, the couple fled in a rented sport utility vehicle.

    Four hours later, police pursued their SUV and killed them in a shootout. On December 3, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began a counter-terrorism investigation because of the weapons and equipment used, recent travel to and from Saudi Arabia, and a Facebook post attributed to the shooters in which they pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). On December 6, in a prime-time address delivered from the Oval Office, President Barack Obama called the shooting an act of terrorism.

    FBI Director James Comey 34 said on December 9 that the perpetrators were "homegrown violent extremists" inspired by foreign terrorist groups, but were not directed by such groups or part of a terrorist cell or network." "The FBI Announced Successful Deployment of its Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) .. Washington, D.C. August 03, 2005 -- The FBI announced that it has successfully completed deployment of its Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

    The deployment of PKI is critical to the FBI's Sentinel program, as PKI's enhanced security features enable the FBI to move towards an automated, paperless case management system, which further enables information sharing with law enforcement partners and members of the Intelligence Community .. PKI was deployed to 33,000 desktop computers and has made advanced security features available to 28,000 FBI employees, task force members, and contract employees. This deployment was made possible through an effective partnership between FBI management and PKI contractor Northrop-Grumman Information Technology and its subcontractors PEC, Entrust, and BAE.

    Through this partnership, the PKI capability was delivered ahead of schedule and under budget. PKI provides individuals with a Digital Identity, eliminating the need for "wet" signature hard copies. This new capability allows for digital signature approval, which further supports the FBI's goal of developing Sentinel, a fully automated information management system." "FBI Awards Northrop Grumman Smart Security Contract Share on email September 11, 2003 07:00 ET | Source: Northrop Grumman Corp.

    HERNDON, Va., Sept.

    11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC 35 ) has been awarded a contract to provide the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with a public key infrastructure (PKI) to increase the level of security provided to its information systems. The initial contract value is approximately $4 million to Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector and could rise to more than $8 million if all options are exercised. "Northrop Grumman IT brings industry leadership in systems integration, information assurance, PKI and smart card solutions to implement the FBI's PKI project," said Jim Perriello, president, Government Solutions, Northrop Grumman IT. "The contract is for an enterprise level deployment for the FBI, which is the first major Department of Justice bureau to implement PKI. The potential exists for PKI expansion to include all of Justice Department." PKI is an infrastructure of cryptographic software that generates two large mathematically related numbers that are stored on a user's Web browser or in a piece of hardware such as a smart card.

    These numbers help identify the user. Northrop Grumman IT will provide program management, design and implementation services to maintain the PKI that will support 50,000 FBI employees. Northrop Grumman IT's PKI will provide identification and authentication, confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiation services.

    The system will be able to accommodate growth of the Justice Department; it is also scalable and will be deployed in multiple phases. "The government anticipates transforming the PKI smart card into an FBI common access card to provide physical and system access control," Perriello added. As the program expands to other Justice Department entities, there is potential for an additional 200,000 certificates, which are similar to electronic "credit cards" that establish a person's credentials when conducting business on the Internet. These digital certificates can identify an individual or an organization and directory services that can store and, when necessary, revoke certificates.

    The certificate contains a person's name, serial number, expiration dates, a copy of the certificate holder's public key, and the digital signature of the certificate-issuing authority so that a recipient can verify that the certificate is real. Northrop Grumman IT will deploy a completely commercial-off-the-shelf solution which requires no modifications, minimizing risk, and enabling initial deployment by December 2003. Work on this contract will be performed at the Northrop Grumman IT site in Reston, Va., with deployment to FBI headquarters, Washington, D.C., and one FBI field office in Oklahoma City, Okla.

    Northrop Grumman IT team members on this contract include PEC Solutions, Inc., Fairfax, Va.; Entrust, Inc., Addison, Texas; and Schlumberger Limited, New York, N.Y. Northrop Grumman Information Technology, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is a trusted IT leader and premier provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. The company's expertise spans such areas as information systems integration; information technology security; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); homeland security; enterprise hardware and software solutions; training and simulation; base and range support; signals intelligence; health informatics; space systems; and specialized scientific, engineering and technical services." "Previously we wrote that while in 5th Fleet, the CVN-71 USS Theodore Roosevelt was the largest symbol in the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition responsible for "1,812 combat sorties totaling 10,618 combat flight hours, taking on 14.5 million gallons of jet fuel The Dumbo Red Switch Network will soon put a stop to that!!! and expending 1,085 precision-guided munitions," as part of Operation Inherent Resolve." We concluded by saying that whatever the reason behind the US naval "gap" may be, one thing is clear: the departure of the Roosevelt comes at a particularly awkward time - just as Russia is setting up its own aicraft base in Syria.

    We may have been too early. As Reuters reported 36 earlier today, just as one US carrier was leaving the middle east, another widely feared and respected geopolitical superpower was set to replace US carrier presence in the Middle East in the ongoing war against "ISIS" - France. Earlier today, in a statement by the French presidency following a meeting of its defence cabinet, the government said it would send its only aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle warship, to the eastern Mediterranean for operations against Isis in both Syria and Iraq.

    According to the Independent 37 , "the deployment of the battle group alongside the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier has been decided to participate in operations against Daesch and its affiliate groups," the statement said after a defense cabinet meeting, referring to the Arabic acronym for Islamic State. The carrier is usually accompanied by an attack submarine, several frigates, refueling ships, as well as fighter jets and surveillance aircraft Reuters adds. "The aircraft carrier will enable us to be more efficient in coordination with our allies," Hollande said at the inauguration of the new defense ministry headquarters in Paris The Charles de Gaulle is the largest warship in western Europe, and the only nuclear-powered aircraft carrier outside the US fleet. It can support up to 40 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.

    France launched its first air strikes against Isis in Syria in late September, in what was described as an act of self defence. "We will strike each time that our national security is at stake," the French presidency said. France was the first country to join the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and has also provided limited logistical support to Syrian rebels it considers moderate, including Kurds." "Charles de Gaulle is the flagship of the French Navy 38 (Marine Nationale) and the largest western European warship 39 currently in commission. She is the tenth French aircraft carrier, the first French nuclear-powered surface vessel, and the first and so far only nuclear-powered carrier completed outside of the United States Navy.

    She is named after French statesman and general Charles de Gaulle 40 . The ship carries a complement of Dassault-Breguet Super tendard 41 , Dassault Rafale M 42 and E '2C Hawkeye 43 aircraft, EC725 Caracal and AS532 Cougar helicopter for combat search and rescue, as well as modern electronics and Astermissiles. She is a CATOBAR-type carrier that uses two 75 m C13 '3 steam catapults of a shorter version of the catapult system installed on the U.S.

    Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, one catapult at the bow and one across the front of the landing area.6 Thanks to her characteristics, Charles de Gaulle is the only non-American carrier-vessel in the world able to operate American aircraft such as the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet 44 7 or C-2 Greyhound 45 ,8 which operate from American carrier-vessels.9 In 1993, it was alleged by The Guardian 46 that a group of engineers inspecting the vessel during her construction were British Secret Intelligence Service 47 (MI6) operatives allegedly deployed by the Auld Alliance booster David Cameron to integrate the Nine Eyes surveillance network with the French Force de Frappe , believed to have been learning the method of shielding the nuclear reactors, amongst other technical details.11 However, the newspaper published a denial by both the British government and the Direction de la surveillance du territoire 48 (DST) (in English: Directorate of Territorial Surveillance) that there had been any incident.12" "The Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye is an American all-weather, carrier-capable tactical airborne early warning 49 (AEW) aircraft. This twin-turboprop aircraft was designed and developed during the late 1950s and early 1960s by the Grumman Aircraft Company 50 for the United States Navy as a replacement for the earlier, radial piston-engined 51 E-1 Tracer 52 , which was rapidly becoming obsolete. The aircraft's performance has been upgraded with the E-2B, and E-2C versions, where most of the changes were made to the radar and radio communications due to advances in electronic integrated circuits 53 and other electronics.

    The fourth version of the Hawkeye is the E-2D, which first flew in 2007. The E-2 was the first aircraft designed specifically for its role, as opposed to a modification of an existing airframe, such as the Boeing E-3 Sentry 54 . Variants of the Hawkeye have been in continuous production since 1960, giving it the longest production run of any carrier-based aircraft.

    The E-2 also received the nickname "Super Fudd"2 because it replaced the E-1 Tracer "Willy Fudd". In recent decades, the E-2 has been commonly referred to as the "Hummer" because of the distinctive sounds of its turboprop engines, quite unlike that of turbojet and turbofan jet engines. In addition to U.S.

    Navy service, smaller numbers of E-2s have been sold to the armed forces of Egypt, France 55 , Israel, Japan, Mexico, Singapore and Taiwan." "Serco farewell to NPL after 19 years of innovation outsourced by David Cameron at Treasury 8 January 2015 Serco said goodbye to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) at the end of December 2014 after 19 years of extraordinary innovation and science that has seen the establishment build a world-leading reputation and deliver billions of pounds of benefit for the UK economy. During that period under Serco 's management and leadership, NPL has delivered an extraordinary variety and breadth of accomplishments for the UK's economy and industry. Some of the key achievements during that time have been: The beneficial impact of NPL's work to the economy is estimated at 2Bn pa.

    In 2012, NPL's role in building the first maser to operate at room temperature was nominated by Physics World as one of the top ten breakthroughs of the year (CERN topped the list for their discovery of a Higgs-like particle). NPL was instrumental in gaining a 50% increase in European funding for the EMPIR programme, with a total of ' 600m. It has been estimated that work carried out by the Centre of Carbon Measurement at NPL will save eight million tonnes of carbon emissions reductions (2% of UK footprint) and over half a billion pounds in economic benefit bullshit over the next decade.

    Annually over 145,000 people undergoing radiotherapy have relied upon NPL for accurate delivery; it has been estimated that NPL's contribution to improving the accuracy of the radiation dose patients receive can save at least an additional 145 lives each year. NPL's work on graphene the new material that could revolutionise the future of high-speed electronics has been widely acknowledged following a paper in Nature Nanotechnology and then was cited as one of 44 papers as part of 2010's Nobel Prize in Physics. NPL achieved 11% per annum growth in third party business since 2004; such work now accounts for over 40% of the lab's revenue, with 52M orders achieved in 2014.

    Under Serco 's management, Alan Turnbull was the first NPL scientist in many years to be elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society; Professor John Pethica, NPL s Chief Scientist was knighted, Seton Bennett was awarded a CBE, Kamal Hossain an OBE, and Patrick Gill and Michael de Podesta were awarded MBEs. NPL's caesium fountain atomic clock is accurate to 1 second in 158 million years and NPL is playing a key role in introducing rigour to high frequency death-pool trading in the City through NPLTime." "Spectre On a mission in Mexico City, unofficially ordered by the previous M 56 by way of a posthumous message, James Bond kills two men arranging to blow up a stadium and gives chase to Marco Sciarra, an assassin who survived the attack. In the ensuing struggle, Bond kills Sciarra and steals his ring, which is emblazoned with a stylised octopus.

    On his return to London Bond is indefinitely suspended from field duty by the current M, who is in the midst of a power struggle with C, the head of the privately-backed 57 Serco Joint Intelligence Service, which consists of the recently merged MI5 and MI6 58 59 . C also campaigns for Britain to join "Nine Eyes", a global surveillance and intelligence co-operation initiative between nine member states Five Eyes + BRIC . C uses his influence to close down the '00' section 60 , believing it to be outdated. " "8(a) Business Development Programedit The 8(a) Business Development Program controlled through Serco prot g e Base One Technologies and Clinton Nine Eyes servers assists in the development of small businesses owned and operated by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged, such as women and minorities.

    The following ethnic groups are classified as eligible: Black Americans; Hispanic Americans; Native Americans (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians); Asian Pacific Americans (persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan Mineta interned in WWII , China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam , Korea, The Philippines, U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau), Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands , Guam, Samoa, Macao, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru); Subcontinent Asian Americans (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands or Nepal). In 2011, the SBA, along with the FBI and the IRS, uncovered a massive scheme to defraud this program.

    Civilian employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working in concert with an employee of Alaska Native Corporation Eyak Technology LLC allegedly submitted fraudulent bills to the program, totaling over 20 million dollars, and kept the money for their own use.26 It also alleged that the group planned to steer a further 780 million dollars towards their favored contractor.27 " Yours sincerely, Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222 David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation References ^ http://www.abeldanger.net/2010/01/field-mcconnell-bio.html (www.abeldanger.net) ^ September 11 attacks (en.wikipedia.org) ^ anthrax spores (en.wikipedia.org) ^ Steven Hatfill (en.wikipedia.org) ^ Bruce Edwards Ivins (en.wikipedia.org) ^ acetaminophen (en.wikipedia.org) ^ Charles Grassley (en.wikipedia.org) ^ Rush Holt (en.wikipedia.org) ^ National Academy of Sciences (en.wikipedia.org) ^ Bob Stevens (en.wikipedia.org) ^ (After 9:37 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Aircraft Carriers Called to Defend US; Uncertainty Over When This Happens (www.historycommons.org) ^ (9:00 a.m.-9:37 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Chief of Naval Operations Continues with Budget Meeting while US Is Under Attack (www.historycommons.org) ^ After 9:37 a.m. September 11, 2001 (www.historycommons.org) ^ SEA POWER, 1/2002 (web.archive.org) ^ NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, 6/14/2007 (www.npr.org) ^ (After 9:37 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Aircraft Carriers Called to Defend US; Uncertainty Over When This Happens (www.historycommons.org) ^ NOTRE DAME MAGAZINE, 4/2007 (magazine.nd.edu) ^ VIRGINIAN-PILOT, 9/12/2001 (web.archive.org) ^ SEA POWER, 1/2002 (web.archive.org) ^ Robert Natter (www.historycommons.org) ^ Vern Clark (www.historycommons.org) ^ Complete 911 Timeline (www.historycommons.org) ^ 1:44 p.m.

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  • About one month to go for businesses to enter Spirit of Enterprise ... BUSINESSES have just over one month left to enter a prestigious annual awards scheme which aims to celebrate and raise the profile of successful businesses across the Great Yarmouth borough. The Spirit of Enterprise Awards 2015 is organised by enterpriseGY, Great Yarmouth Borough Council s business support service, and is a chance for top-performing businesses of all sizes, sectors and ages to step into the spotlight. Interest in the prestigious awards scheme has been growing since entries opened on Tuesday, June 23.

    Businesses have until 4pm on Friday, September 11 to put themselves forward in the various categories. It is free-of-charge to enter and finalists will be profiled in a supplement in the Great Yarmouth Mercury, with winners appearing in a further supplement. The winner of each category, plus the winner of the overall 2015 Business of the Year Award, will be revealed at a glittering awards ceremony, at the Town Hall on Friday, November 20.

    For the first time, applications can be filled out and submitted online at www.soea.co.uk 1 via a new online entry system, which makes it quicker and easier for businesses to enter multiple categories. There is also a new category for 2015, Great Family Owned Business. Each award is backed by a local organisation.

    Sponsors choose the winner in their category from three finalists shortlisted by a local independent panel or the category sponsor themselves, and also benefit from publicity at the ceremony and in the newspaper supplements. The main sponsor is local chartered accountants, Lovewell Blake LLP, which will choose the 2015 Business of the Year from the winners of the other categories. The categories are: Business of the Year sponsored by Lovewell Blake LLP Great Manufacturing/Engineering Business sponsored by Great Yarmouth College Great New Business sponsored by Itron Great International Growth sponsored by GYB Services Ltd Great Investment in Young People sponsored by Subsea Technology and Rentals Great Business Growth sponsored by the Great Yarmouth Mercury Great Business Idea sponsor TBC Great Community Contribution sponsor TBC Great Customer Service sponsored by Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Great Family Owned Business Birketts Cllr Graham Plant, the council leader, said: The awards scheme, now in its eighth year, has grown in stature year-on-year and is a fantastic showcase of businesses of all sizes, sectors and ages from across the borough, and of the strength of the local economy.

    There is now just over one month left for the many successful businesses across the borough to take up this fantastic opportunity to showcase themselves on a very public platform. Several entries have already come in and the new online application system makes it quicker and easier than ever before to enter multiple categories. We always have great feedback from both the entrants and sponsors, with last year s awards ceremony considered the best yet.

    So if you think you could win a category or even be crowned the 2015 Business of the Year, make sure you submit the entry form by Friday, September 11. Businesses and potential sponsors seeking more information can visit www.soea.co.uk 2 or call Sally Pearson, enterpriseGY programme development officer, on 01493 846632. Notes: The Spirit of Enterprise Awards is the centrepiece of a two-year programme of enhanced activities by enterpriseGY, supported by the Coastal Communities Fund, which aims to create and safeguard more than 260 jobs, address seasonality and raise the perception of Great Yarmouth to that of the Enterprise Town for Business Growth and Job Creation .

    enterpriseGY, based in the Novus Centre, at The Conge, Great Yarmouth, is a joint borough council- and CCF-funded programme for businesses in Great Yarmouth offering business support, business advice and training for start-up businesses and existing businesses. The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) aims to encourage the economic development of UK coastal communities by awarding funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs. Since the start of the CCF in 2012, grants have been awarded to 145 organisations across the UK to the value of 71million.

    This funding is forecast to deliver 9,184 jobs and help attract around 115million of additional funds to coastal areas.

    The Big Lottery Fund is delivering the CCF on behalf of UK Government and the Devolved Administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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  • Access MacAce Billing Broadband Thu 23/07/2015 at 07:04 Ongoing 1 Loss of Broadband and Telephone service More details Estimated time to resolve: Ongoing 2 A small number of our customers in the areas shown below, may experience a loss of telephone and/or broadband services. We hope to have service restored as quickly as possible and apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing. Services can be affected by a variety of reasons such as damage caused by 3rd parties or cable theft: Manningham - 01274 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) South Cockerington - 01507 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Drongan - 01292 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Dunmanagh - 02871 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Guiseley - 01943 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Furnace End - 01675 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Dinas Powys - 02920 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Bromsgrove - 0121, 01527, 01905 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Newtownbutler - 02867 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Madley - 01981 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Cumbernauld - 01236 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Upper Warlingham - 01883 (estimated clear date 28/07/2015) Powerstock - 01308 (estimated clear date 28/07/2015) Ditton Priors- 01746 (estimated clear date 28/07/2015) Portsmouth - 02392 (estimated clear date 28/07/2015) Castlerock - 02870 (estimated clear date 28/07/2015) Bath Kingsmead - 01225 (estimated clear date 28/07/2015) Aylesbury - 01296 (estimated clear date 28/07/2015) Strangford- 02844 (estimated clear date 25/07/2015) Moy - 02887 (estimated clear date 25/07/2015) Houghton Le Spring - 01915 (estimated clear date 25/07/2015) Colindale- 0203,0207,0208 (estimated clear date 25/07/2015) Theydon Bois - 01992 (estimated clear date 25/07/2015) Sion Mills - 02881 (estimated clear date 25/07/2015) Please revisit this page for further updates.

    Thu 23/07/2015 at 07:03 Ongoing 3 BT Infinity problem in the Tottenham area Dialling codes affected: 0203, 0208, 01283 Estimated time to resolve: Ongoing 4 Dialling codes affected: 0203, 0208, 01283 Impacting service since 13/06/2015 04:05 Update 1: Due to the complexity of this incident, a specialist engineer is required and this is delaying the resolution of the fault. Additional support has been requested by the engineer due to the complexity of the fault. Initial Update: We're really sorry but we've got a problem at the moment in the Tottenham area, which means that some of our customers will be having trouble getting online.

    We're trying to fix the problem as quickly as we can. Please revisit this page for further updates. Thu 23/07/2015 at 07:03 Ongoing 5 BT Infinity problem in the Tunbridge Wells area Dialling codes affected: 01892 Estimated time to resolve: Ongoing 6 Dialling codes affected: 01892 Impacting service since 02/05/2015 04:16 Update 1: Engineers are still working to resolve this incident.

    Initial Update: We're really sorry but we've got a problem at the moment in the Tunbridge Wells area, which means that some of our customers will be having trouble getting online. We're trying to fix the problem as quickly as we can. Please revisit this page for further updates.

    Thu 23/07/2015 at 07:04 Ongoing 7 BT Infinity problem in the Ramsgate area Dialling codes affected: 01843 Estimated time to resolve: Ongoing 8 Dialling codes affected: 01843 Impacting service since 11/07/2015 21:10 Update 1: The cabinet has been damaged in a vehicle accident which will take some time to repair however, we are working as hard as possible to get this fixed for you. Initial Update: We're really sorry but we've got a problem at the moment in the Ramsgate area, which means that some of our customers will be having trouble getting online. We're trying to fix the problem as quickly as we can.

    Please revisit this page for further updates. Thu 23/07/2015 at 07:05 Ongoing 9 BT Inifnity problem in the Colindale area Dialling codes affected: 0203, 0208 Estimated time to resolve: Ongoing 10 Dialling codes affected: 0203, 0208 Impacting service since 20/07/2015 06:40 Update 1: The issue remains ongoing however, full focus remains on restoration. We're really sorry but we've got a problem at the moment in the Colindale area, which means that some of our customers will be having trouble getting online.

    We're trying to fix the problem as quickly as we can. Please revisit this page for further updates. Thu 23/07/2015 at 02:30 Ongoing 11 BT Infinity problem in the Northolt area Dialling codes affected: 0203,0207,0208 Estimated time to resolve: Ongoing 12 Dialling codes affected: 0203,0207,0208 Impacting service since 21/07/2015 08:30 Update 1: The issue remains ongoing however, full focus remains on restoration.

    Were really sorry but we've got a problem at the moment in the Northolt area, which means that some of our customers will be having trouble getting online. We're trying to fix the problem as quickly as we can. Please revisit this page for further updates.

    Thu 23/07/2015 at 02:31 Ongoing 13 BT Infinity problem in the Ortons area Dialling codes affected: 01733 Estimated time to resolve: 22:00 Dialling codes affected: 01733 Impacting service since 21/07/2015 09:26 We're really sorry but we've got a problem at the moment in the Ortons area, which means that some of our customers will be having trouble getting online. We're trying to fix the problem as quickly as we can. Please revisit this page for further updates.

    Fri 24/07/2015 at 06:35 Ongoing 14 BT Infinity problem in the Sheriff Hutton area Dialling codes affected: 01347 Estimated time to resolve: 22:45 Dialling codes affected: 01347 Impacting service since 24/07/2015 05:44 We're really sorry but we've got a problem at the moment in the Sheriff Hutton area, which means that some of our customers will be having trouble getting online. We're trying to fix the problem as quickly as we can. Please revisit this page for further updates.

    Fri 24/07/2015 at 10:52 Ongoing 15 BT Infinity problem in the Ottery St Mary area Dialling codes affected: 01408 Estimated time to resolve: 23:00 Dialling codes affected: 01408 Impacting service since 24/07/2015 10:52 We're really sorry but we've got a problem at the moment in the Ottery St Mary area, which means that some of our customers will be having trouble getting online. We're trying to fix the problem as quickly as we can. Please revisit this page for further updates.

    Fri 24/07/2015 at 11:17 Ongoing 16 BT Infinity problem in the Alexandria area. Dialling codes affected: 01389 Estimated time to resolve: 22:07 Dialling codes affected: 01389 Impacting service since 24/07/2015 11:07 We're really sorry but we've got a problem at the moment in the Alexandria area, which means that some of our customers will be having trouble getting online. We're trying to fix the problem as quickly as we can.

    Please revisit this page for further updates. Fri 24/07/2015 at 15:01 Ongoing 17 BT Infinity problem in the Dulwich area. Dialling codes affected: 0208 Estimated time to resolve: 22:00 Dialling codes affected: 0208 Impacting service since 24/07/2015 14:22 We're really sorry but we've got a problem at the moment in the Dulwich area, which means that some of our customers will be having trouble getting online.

    We're trying to fix the problem as quickly as we can. Please revisit this page for further updates. Thu 23/07/2015 at 19:47 Resolved BT Infinity problem in the Attleborough area Dialling codes affected: 01953 Time resolved: Fri 24/07/2015 at 10:26 Dialling codes affected: 01953 We've fixed the problem in the Attleborough area so your BT Infinity should now be working.

    If it isn't, try restarting your router. Thu 23/07/2015 at 22:16 Resolved BT Infinity problem in the Sittingbourne area Dialling codes affected: 01795 Time resolved: Fri 24/07/2015 at 02:42 Dialling codes affected: 01795 We've fixed the problem in the Sittingbourne area so your BT Infinity should now be working. If it isn't, try restarting your router.

    Fri 24/07/2015 at 10:46 Resolved BT Infinity problem in the Batley area Dialling codes affected: 01924 Time resolved: Fri 24/07/2015 at 11:07 Dialling codes affected: 01924 We've fixed the problem in the Batley area so your BT Infinity should now be working. If it isn't, try restarting your router. Fri 24/07/2015 at 11:42 Resolved BT Infinity problem in the Honiton area.

    Dialling codes affected: 01404 Time resolved: Fri 24/07/2015 at 13:42 Dialling codes affected: 01404 We've fixed the problem in the Honiton area so your BT Infinity should now be working. If it isn't, try restarting your router. Fri 24/07/2015 at 12:29 Resolved BT Infinity problem in the Cheltenham area.

    Dialling codes affected: 01242 Time resolved: Fri 24/07/2015 at 14:30 Dialling codes affected: 01242 We've fixed the problem in the Cheltenham area so your BT Infinity should now be working. If it isn't, try restarting your router. Fri 24/07/2015 at 16:21 Resolved BT Infinity problem in the Honiton area.

    Dialling codes affected: 01404 Time resolved: Fri 24/07/2015 at 17:23 Dialling codes affected: 01404 We've fixed the problem in the Honiton area so your BT Infinity should now be working. If it isn't, try restarting your router. Phone Line Thu 23/07/2015 at 07:04 Ongoing 18 Loss of Broadband and Telephone service More details Estimated time to resolve: Ongoing 19 A small number of our customers in the areas shown below, may experience a loss of telephone and/or broadband services.

    We hope to have service restored as quickly as possible and apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing. Services can be affected by a variety of reasons such as damage caused by 3rd parties or cable theft: Manningham - 01274 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) South Cockerington - 01507 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Drongan - 01292 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Dunmanagh - 02871 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Guiseley - 01943 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Furnace End - 01675 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Dinas Powys - 02920 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Bromsgrove - 0121, 01527, 01905 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Newtownbutler - 02867 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Madley - 01981 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Cumbernauld - 01236 (estimated clear date 29/07/2015) Upper Warlingham - 01883 (estimated clear date 28/07/2015) Powerstock - 01308 (estimated clear date 28/07/2015) Ditton Priors- 01746 (estimated clear date 28/07/2015) Portsmouth - 02392 (estimated clear date 28/07/2015) Castlerock - 02870 (estimated clear date 28/07/2015) Bath Kingsmead - 01225 (estimated clear date 28/07/2015) Aylesbury - 01296 (estimated clear date 28/07/2015) Strangford- 02844 (estimated clear date 25/07/2015) Moy - 02887 (estimated clear date 25/07/2015) Houghton Le Spring - 01915 (estimated clear date 25/07/2015) Colindale- 0203,0207,0208 (estimated clear date 25/07/2015) Theydon Bois - 01992 (estimated clear date 25/07/2015) Sion Mills - 02881 (estimated clear date 25/07/2015) Please revisit this page for further updates. Thu 23/07/2015 at 09:40 Ongoing 20 Telephone problem in the Coolham area Dialling codes affected: 01403 Estimated time to resolve: 23:00 Dialling codes affected: 01403 Impacting service since 23/07/2015 09:30 We're really sorry but we've got a problem at the moment in the Coolham area, which means that some of our customers will be having trouble with their telephone line.

    We're trying to fix the problem as quickly as we can. Please revisit this page for further updates. Fri 24/07/2015 at 09:58 Ongoing 21 Telephone problem in the Lowestoft area.

    Dialling codes affected: 01502 Estimated time to resolve: 23:00 Dialling codes affected: 01502 Impacting service since 24/07/2015 08:15 We're really sorry but we've got a problem at the moment in the Lowestoft area, which means that some of our customers will be having trouble with their telephone line. We're trying to fix the problem as quickly as we can. Please revisit this page for further updates.

    Fri 24/07/2015 at 10:05 Ongoing 22 Telephone problem in the Upper Warlingham area. Dialling codes affected: 01883 Estimated time to resolve: 23:00 Dialling codes affected: 01883 Impacting service since 24/07/2015 07:15 We're really sorry but we've got a problem at the moment in the Upper Warlingham area, which means that some of our customers will be having trouble with their telephone line. We're trying to fix the problem as quickly as we can.

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  • Access to Music Norwich somewhereto workshops 22 October 2014 SYCO Entertainment in association with somewhereto_ invite local young people in Norwich to showcase their skills and be mentored by professional talent scouts somewhereto_ are co-hosting tailored workshops and open auditions to help develop artist evolution somewhereto.com 1 - 22 October 2014 | 4pm 9pm Access to Music Norwich, EPIC, 114 Magdalen Street, Norwich, NR3 1JD - Working in association with regional delivery partners Creative Arts East, somewhereto_ will be co-hosting an evening of workshops and open auditions with SYCO Entertainment (Simons Cowell s TV and Music Production Company) , giving local undiscovered talent the opportunity to meet with industry professionals. somewhereto_ is a UK wide youth project delivered by Livity and funded by a 7m grant from the Big Lottery Fund to support its nationwide expansion to 2016. Helping 16-25 year olds access free spaces in their communities, to launch and develop creative and enterprising projects.

    Open to 16-25 year olds , on Wednesday 22 October 2014 from 4pm 9pm somewhereto_ in association with SYCO Entertainment will co-host workshops and auditions at Access to Music Norwich to help young people develop key industry skills. Top Talent Producers at SYCO Entertainment, are donating their free time and expertise to somewhereto_ as industry mentors (recently hosting workshops during summer of somewhereto_), offering advice and insight to young people pursuing careers in entertainment. Whether their talent is singing, dancing, playing instruments or juggling objects, the day is designed to help young people establish best practices, boost confidence and develop artist evolution.

    Local young people are invited to submit interest at elly@somewhereto.org 2 where they can sign up to the workshop and be given the incredible chance to perform in front of professional talent scouts.

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  • Accused rapist's firm still on duty – Trinidad News Accused rapist s firm still on duty By CAROL MATROO Friday, October 23 2015 DESPITE a public demand by nurses of the St James Medical Centre, for the government to terminate the services of a security firm after a security guard attacked and raped a nurse at the centre last week, nothing has been done and the security company is still on the job at the medical facility. This was revealed by Gwendolyn Loobie-Snaggs, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) on Wednesday evening during a candlight-vigil held to show solidarity with the nurse who was raped and her colleagues who continue to demand that the security firm be changed. Loobie-Snaggs said that the nurse who was beaten and raped is upbeat and doing physically well since the incident.

    It was reported that the nurse who had been on overtime duty, was about to get into her car at about 5.30 pm on October 14 when she was stopped by the security officer who was on duty at the facility. The guard later dragged away the woman and raped her. On Monday, the 20-year-old security guard appeared in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates Court on Monday, to answer the charge.

    Loobie-Snaggs said she remains concerned about the safety and welfare of the nurses at the St James centre especially since the security firm which employed the accused rapist, is still contracted to provide security at the compound. The candle light vigil was held on Wednesday evening at the St James Health Centre. Loobie- Snaggs said while she could not recall such an incident happening before at that institution, there have been breaches in security, but never a rape.

    Nursing personnel gathered together on Wednesday to show solidarity with their colleague who had been assaulted. The nurses held hands and prayed. Relatives of the rape victim were also present.

    Nurses here at the facility are still a bit jaded, they still feel hurt because you still have the presence of the same security company, so when they see the uniform, they feel uncomfortable and they are still concerned about their safety, Loobie-Snaggs said. She added that the TTRNA met with Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh this week to discuss security issues at the centre. Loobie-Snaggs said officials of the security firm have been in contact with the rape victim and also with the association, expressing their regret about the incident.

    They empathised quite a lot to the nursing personnel for what has happened.

    They said they were doing all that they could to ensure that such a situation never happens again.

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  • Acel Moore, Icon and Pioneer, Dies at 75 Saturday, February 13, 2016 Journal-isms will be on hiatus until further notice. Longtime Philly Columnist Was Left Paralyzed in 2010 1 Acel Moore, an icon in the news business who won a Pulitzer Prize, was a co-founder of the National Association of Black Journalists and was a longtime reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, died Friday night at his home in Cheltenham Township, Pa., a Philadelphia suburb, his wife, Linda Wright Moore , told Journal-isms by telephone Saturday. He was 75.

    Acel MooreMoore had been paralyzed from the waist down since spinal surgery in March 2010. There were several different issues going on with him, his wife said. None of us is strong enough to last forever, and he was a tough guy who basically really fought hard to get better and be as well off as he could be.

    However, last night he succumbed, she said. Moore worked for 43 years as a reporter, associate editor, and twice-weekly columnist for the Inquirer before retiring in 2005. He had been its first black reporter.

    In 2012, the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education ran this brief bio 2 : Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Acel Moore was born on October 5, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Settlement Music School from 1954 to 1958. Moore served in the United States Army until 1962 and attended the Charles Morris Price School of Advertising and Journalism from 1964 to 1966.

    Moore began his career with the Philadelphia Inquirer as a copy clerk in 1962. In 1964, he became an editorial clerk, and from 1968 to 1981, he worked as a staff writer. In 1970, Moore won the Pennsylvania Bar Association s Scale of Justice Award for his series on the juvenile court system.

    In 1974, Moore and Reggie Bryant hosted a television show called Black Perspectives on the News on WHYY public television. In 1977, Moore won the Pulitzer Prize for local investigative reporting for his series on abuse of inmates at Fairview State Hospital. It was the first Pulitzer to a black journalist for writing, rather than photography. From 1980 to 1989, Moore served on the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley for the school s summer program for minority journalists. He has also worked as a journalism instructor at Temple University and Florida A&M University in addition to being a journalism consultant to Northwestern University, Duquesne University, University of Kansas and Norfolk State University.

    He was also a Nieman fellow. In recent years, he worked with journalism veteran Dorothy Gilliam on Prime Movers Media, a program that Gilliam began in Washington, D.C., and expanded to Temple University in Philadelphia. As the first intensive journalism mentorship program of its kind, the Temple program gives students after-school journalism experience and training in print, broadcast and online media 3 , Bri Bosak wrote in 2012 for Temple University.

    Photo: In 2009, the Philadelphia Inquirer ran a story about five founders of the National Association of Black Journalists who have held prominent positions in Philadelphia newspapers. In addition to Chuck Stone, the first NABJ president, they are, from left, Reggie Bryant, Donnie Roberts, Claude Lewis and Acel Moore, shown at a Feb.

    26, 1977, meeting of NABJ two years after its founding. (Credit: Courtesy Donnie Roberts via Philadelphia Inquirer.) That was far from Moore s first effort to help younger journalists, however. He also established the Art Peters Fellowship Program, a copy editing internship that launched the careers of copy editors of color.

    In 2005, promoting the 25th anniversary of Moore s Career Development Workshop for high school students, Deirdre Childress , then editor of the Inquirer s Weekend magazine, noted that Acel has raised money since 1984 to train area students in our field, adding that the classes usually averaged 20 to 30 students each year. Also in 2005, on Moore s retirement from the Inquirer, Eugene Kane , then a columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, wrote colleagues, We all know he s a Pulitzer prize winner, a founding member of NABJ, a respected professional who has always kept journalistic ideals about diversity and the African-American experience in the forefront. I know him as a big-time newspaper columnist who took time to mentor a North Philly kid fresh out of Temple University.

    He helped me get into the Robert Maynard Institute for Journalism Education s Summer Program for Minority Journalists, and continued being a source of advice and encouragement for the next 20 years. Among Moore s many mentees was Sarah Glover , president of the National Association of Black Journalists, a former photographer at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News and former president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. After her election in August, she told Journal-isms that she spoke with Moore by telephone before appearing at the victory news conference.

    Moore was called boy in the Inquirer newsroom when he started there as a copy clerk in 1962 whites with the same job were called by their names and rose to become an associate editor and columnist. When Moore attended NABJ conventions, Linda Wright Moore said, he could not walk far without being stopped. People would come up to him and say, Mr.

    Moore, Acel, you really helped me. It was sweet, she said. Fellow NABJ co-founder Joe Davidson , a columnist for the Washington Post, told colleagues Saturday, I have so many, many fond memories of Acel, someone who welcomed me to Philadelphia before NABJ was founded.

    He was such a fine journalist, a trailblazer, a funny man, a proud black man who did so much for our craft and his community. We so need programs like the PBS Black Perspective on the News that he and Reggie Bryant , another NABJ founder, produced. I m proud to have been his friend for so many decades, proud to be a NABJ cofounder with him.

    It s a sad day as we celebrate his life. Despite Moore s long illness, his death apparently caught former colleagues unprepared. Philly.com 4 , the website for the Inquirer and Daily News, filed a 252-word story attributed to staff at 1:11 p.m.

    In a later version, credited to Stephan Salisbury and Art Carey and filed at 1:08 a.m. Sunday, the story reported that, funeral services, still in the planning stages, will be held Monday, Feb.

    22, at Grace Baptist Church of Germantown. Co-Moderator Asks Democrats About White People 5 Obama Live From Illinois on CNN, MSNBC but Not Fox 6 Ex-Mexican President Laughs at Trump Plan for Border Wall 7 NYPD to Act After Story on Barring People From Own Homes 8 Media Begin to Cover Police Killings of Native Americans 9 . . .

    Stories About Native Americans Rare, Stereotypical 10 CNN International Desk Staffers Must Reapply for Jobs 11 Mizzou Town Hall Asks Reporters to Leave 12 Parents of Ex-Little Leaguers Sue ESPN, Name Smith 13 Should Al Jazeera America Have Been an App Instead? 14 Short Takes 15 Gwen Ifill, co-moderator of Thursday s Democratic presidential candidates debate on PBS, said, Let me turn this on its head, because when we talk about race in this country, we always talk about African-Americans, people of color. I want to talk about white people, OK? Sen.

    Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., above, and rival Hillary Clinton responded. ( video 16 ) Gwen Ifill came to slay 17 , Julia Craven wrote Friday for the Huffington Post. At Thursday night s Democratic presidential debate in Milwaukee, Ifill, a veteran PBS journalist, flipped the typical narrative of race in the U.S. on Hillary Clinton and Sen.

    Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with a vital question about what it means to be white in America. Let me turn this on its head, because when we talk about race in this country, we always talk about African-Americans, people of color, Ifill began, in all her black girl glory. I want to talk about white people, OK?

    So many people will be surprised to find out that we are sitting in one of the most racially polarized metropolitan areas in the country, Ifill continued, after reassuring the audience and the candidates that she really did want to talk about white people. By the middle of this century, the nation is going to be majority non-white. Our public schools are already there.

    If working-class white Americans are about to be outnumbered, are already underemployed in many cases, and one study found they are dying sooner, don t they have a reason to be resentful? Wow. Ifill, who made history with co-anchor Judy Woodruff as the first all-female team to host a major presidential debate, took an important step in advancing mainstream narratives on race and racism.

    As America becomes less white, many white people are becoming more conservative on race relations. This may explain some of Donald Trump s appeal to white middle-class voters. Alas, the candidates responses were typical, reeking of all lives matter without deeply engaging the question. . . .

    As noted during the debate, the event represented the first time the majority of those on the debate stage were women. Ifill, Woodruff and Clinton were there, with Sanders the only man. Ta-Nehisi CoatesIn another development, Ta-Nehisi Coates , author and Atlantic magazine national correspondent, told readers that his statement Wednesday morning on Democracy Now!

    that he would vote for Sanders should not be read as an endorsement. It is important to say this not just as a writer, but as a black writer 18 , Coates wrote later Wednesday. Too often individuals are appointed to speak for black people.

    I don t want any part of it. Black voters deserve to be addressed in all of their beautiful and wonderful complications, not through the lens of unelected thought-leaders. I was asked a question.

    I tried to answer it honestly. And that s really all I have. Brian Stelter reported Friday for CNNMoney.com, About 3.9 million viewers tuned in to the debate on PBS, according to Nielsen ratings data 19 .

    Around 4.1 million viewers watched on CNN. The unusual two-channel combination clearly helped boost the overall audience for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders face-off. MSNBC s Democratic debate with the two candidates averaged 4.5 million viewers at the same time last week.

    Six months after the first debate of the 2016 primary calendar, it is clear that there is some measure of debate fatigue, more so on the Democratic side than on the Republican side. . . . Ifill s co-moderating would mark the first time a woman of color will moderate a presidential debate since Carole Simpson did so in 1992 20 , Ame Latour noted Thursday for bustle.com. Since that 1992 debate, no person of color had served as moderator of a presidential debate up through October 2015.

    In January 2016, Lester Holt moderated a Democratic debate, marking a step in the right direction. The lack of diversity among debate moderators was a subject of controversy in the 2012 election cycle. In 2012, the National Association of Black Journalists publicly decried the lack of Latino and black moderators, and the Spanish-speaking network Univision issued strong protests. . . .

    On Thursday, the presidents of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists issued a statement asking news organizations to diversify their reporting and analysis teams to reflect those states and the campaign to come 21 . African American and Hispanic voters will play a major role in deciding who our next president will be. It is important that media outlets have journalists of color directly involved in this election cycle to ensure balanced reporting, Sarah Glover , NABJ president, said in the release.

    Together, African Americans and Hispanics make up 30 percent of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau s QuickFacts 2014 data.

    Media outlets should be aggressive about ensuring their staffs are diverse and reflective of the communities they serve. Mekahlo Medina , NAHJ president, said, It is important that news organizations are not only reflective of the communities they are covering, but have journalists that best understand those communities. Latinos and African Americans should not be reported on as an abstract block.

    News organizations should utilize their growing diverse staffs for accurate and fair coverage. President Obama took a sentimental but also substantive journey to Springfield, Illinois nine years to the day he announced there that he was running for president 22 , James Warren wrote Thursday for the Poynter Institute. He started with private meetings in the legislature with old buds, including poker-playing Democrats and Republicans of old.

    He then addressed the legislature and conceded his failure in bridging political divisions. He noted, too, ideologically driven media divisions. And you ve got a fractured media.

    Some folks watch Fox News; some folks read The Huffington Post. And very often, what s profitable is the most sensational conflict and the most incendiary sound bites. CNN and MSNBC were airing his remarks live.

    Fox did not. MSNBC later broke away from the speech (which was at least 15 minutes too long) in which he mentioned the perils of calling one another idiots and fascists. Fox, instead, opted for reports from New Hampshire and even an interview with Monica Crowley , an acolyte of former President Richard Nixon who likened Donald Trump and Ted Cruz to Nixon but in utterly positive ways.

    That might have been a first. Fox thus missed a notable, even poignant return to the building where Abe Lincoln labored and where Obama began his legislative career. The Fox station in Chicago did not, with reporter Mike Flannery running a solid piece last night that tied it into political dysfunction in Illinois. . . .

    Julian Alexander , Daily Kos: Did John Lewis Just Mislead the Public About Meeting the Clintons During the Civil Rights Era? 23 Chris Ariens , TVNewser: Where s Fox News s Democratic Debate? 24 Wayne Bennett , the Field Negro: The bigotry of paternalism. 25 Charles M. Blow , New York Times: Stop Bernie-Splaining to Black Voters 26 Jonathan Capehart , Washington Post: Stop sending around this photo of Bernie Sanders 27 Farai Chideya , fivethirtyeight.com: The Black Establishment Chooses Clinton: But that doesn t tell us much about what black voters will do. 28 Chris Cillizza , Washington Post: Winners and losers from the 6th Democratic presidential debate 29 James Clingman , Washington Informer: Raising Money or Just Raising Cain? 30 Julia Craven , Huffington Post: Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Can t End Systemic Racism, But They Care 31 Charles Ferguson , Huffington Post: The Tragedy of Hillary Clinton (And Her Generation) 32 Emil Guillermo , NBC News Asian America: For Asian-American Organizers, All Eyes on Nevada Ahead of Caucuses 33 Gromer Jeffers Jr. , Dallas Morning News: Struggling against Sanders, Clinton takes pains to woo minorities 34 Mark Joyella , TVNewser: The PBS Debate: Genteel, Civilized, Lacking Drama 35 Nicholas Kristof , New York Times: Clinton and Sanders Battle in Sixth Democratic Debate 36 Julianne Malveaux , syndicated: My Head Says Hillary, My Heart Says Bernie 37 Mary Mitchell , Chicago Sun-Times: Obama s look back is also a way forward 38 Tim Murphy , Mother Jones: Here s What Bernie Sanders Actually Did in the Civil Rights Movement 39 Eugene Robinson , Washington Post: So many candidates, so many flaws 40 Alana Horowitz Satlin , HuffPost LatinoVoices: Hillary Clinton Relying On Minority Voters, But They re Not All Relying On Her 41 Goldie Taylor , Daily Beast: Bernie Sanders s Big Problem With Black Democrats 42 Al Tompkins , Poynter Institute: Here s what journalists need to know about superdelegates 43 Mark Trahant , indianz.com: Native voters are the true outsiders in any election 44 Julio Ricardo Varela , latinousa.org: At #DemDebate, Clinton and Sanders Show Clear Differences on Immigration and Central American Crisis 45 Joan Walsh , the Nation: Bernie Sanders Has an Obama Problem 46 Erik Wemple , Washington Post: Yes, the Democrats should do a debate on Fox News 47 The U.S.-Mexican border, with the United States on the left. (Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) For the first time, Donald Trump has disclosed that his proposed wall on the border with Mexico which has become one of the centerpieces of his campaign would cost about $8 billion 48 , columnist Andr s Oppenheimer wrote Wednesday for the Miami Herald.

    If so, it would be the biggest waste of money in recent history, even if it were paid for in Mexican pesos. The wall is probably $8 billion, which is a tiny fraction of the money that we lose with Mexico, Trump told MSNBC on Tuesday, after months of refusing to estimate how much his wall proposal would cost. It s a very simple calculation, Trump said.

    He explained that the border is 2,000 miles long, and of the 2,000, we don t need 2,000, we need a thousand, because we have natural barriers. Asked how he would pay for the wall, Trump repeated his claim that he would get Mexico to pay for it. Pressed on how he would get Mexico to pay for it, he responded simply, You tell em, You re gonna pay for it.

    Needless to say, there was a collective explosion of laughter from the Mexican side of the border. When I called former Mexican President Vicente Fox to ask about Trump s proposed wall, he responded, He s crazy! He added that Trump would trigger a nationalistic counter-reaction in Mexico, isolate the United States from one of its biggest trading partners and hurt the U.S.

    economy. He s a false Messiah who says things that people like to hear, but that are irresponsible, he said. There are at least five reasons why Trump s border wall would be, to use one of Trump s favorite terms, stupid.

    First, there is no serious study showing that there is currently an avalanche of undocumented immigrants to this country. . . . Second, about 40 percent of migrants who enter the U.S. illegally don t do it by crossing the Mexican border, but come in by plane and overstay their visas, U.S.

    officials say. . . . Third, the number of undocumented Mexicans moving to the United States is unlikely to increase in the future for demographic reasons. . . . Fourth, a wall along part of the border would push potential migrants to cross through more remote and dangerous border areas, raise the fees of people smugglers, and ensure that large numbers of undocumented people stay in the United States. . . .

    Fifth, Trump s proposed wall, along with his statements depicting most Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists, his vows to re-negotiate the NAFTA free trade deal with Mexico, and his calls for the deportation of 11 million undocumented people, would almost certainly trigger a nationalistic, anti-American reaction in Mexico, the rest of Latin America, and much of the world. . . . The NYPD is going to be changing very quickly a key part of its process initiating nuisance abatement actions after a Daily News and ProPublica investigation of the little-known tactic 49 , Ginger Adams Otis and Sarah Ryley wrote Thursday for ProPublica and the Daily News in New York. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Wednesday that he s taking a fresh look at the part of the process that allows the NYPD to get an order from a judge locking residents out of their homes before they ve had a chance to tell their side of the story in court.

    Judges approved the NYPD s requests for such orders 75 percent of the time, according to the joint Daily News and ProPublica expos that first ran online Friday. We have been very happy to work with all of our elected officials to take a look at other things that we might want to adjust, Bratton said Wednesday, his first public response to the investigation since it was published. One of those areas that we have adjusted very quickly in conversations is the issue of ex parte elements of this program, which we will be changing very quickly.

    Ex parte is a Latin term for a decision made by a judge without all parties present. Zachary Carter , head of the city Law Department, said the agency will review the process to ensure such orders are only sought in cases of appropriate urgency. The Law Department, which is tasked with reviewing the court filings and settlements in nuisance abatement actions as the NYPD s co-counsel, has not yet clarified what constitutes appropriate urgency.

    But the Daily News/ProPublica found the NYPD s requests for lockout orders were based on information that was, on average, six months old for residences, despite claiming illegal activity at the location was ongoing. . . . Native Lives Matter movement supporters march in February 2015 in Rapid City, S.D. (Credit: Sean Ryan/Rapid City Journal) On a cold winter s night, a few minutes after 6 p.m., police in Rapid City, South Dakota were called to a house in the Lakota Community Homes development where Allen Locke and his family were living 50 , Jon Marcus wrote Thursday for Nieman Reports. Locke, 30, was drunk, his wife said, and she wanted him out of the house until he sobered up.

    The responding officer, Anthony Meirose , found Locke on the kitchen floor. As Locke stood up, the officer noticed a steak knife in his hand. Meirose told investigators that he heard Locke say It s a good day to die, and that he ordered Locke several times to drop the knife, according to a report from the South Dakota Division of Criminal investigation (DCI).

    When he didn t, Meirose fired five shots at him. Locke was pronounced dead at the hospital. The South Dakota DCI determined that Locke had lunged at the officer, though his wife says she witnessed the incident and disputes this.

    No charges were filed against Meirose. The killing of Allen Locke on that cold night just before Christmas in 2014 got little attention outside Rapid City. Nor, in the year or so since, has there been much widespread coverage of the killings of Paul Castaway , shot in Denver in July by police who said he was threatening his mother, though she argues that deadly force was unnecessary in this incident; William J.

    Dick III , a 28-year-old suspected armed robber who died in Washington State after a U.S. Forest Service agent shocked him with a Taser; or Larry Kobuk , 33, who died after being restrained by officers booking him into the Anchorage Correctional Complex on charges that he stole a car and drove it with a suspended license. All of these people were Native Americans.

    The day before his death, Locke, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe of Pine Ridge, and about 100 other people took part in a march in Rapid City calling for better treatment by police of Native Americans. Hands up. Don t shoot, the protesters chanted under gray skies and in chilly temperatures.

    There is, one speaker at the rally said, an undeclared race war here in South Dakota. Police kill Native Americans at almost the same rate as African-Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 1999 and 2013, an average of .29 per 100,000 Native Americans were killed by police, compared to .3 per 100,000 for blacks and .11 per 100,000 for whites.

    America should be aware of this, argues Chase Iron Eyes , a lawyer and a leader of the Lakota People s Law Project, which runs a publicity campaign called Native Lives Matter. But for the most part, America is not aware of this. That may be changing, albeit slowly, as both mainstream media and Native American-run digital outlets begin to cover American Indian issues more robustly. . . .

    Stories that mention Native Americans remain comparatively rare, according to Christopher Josey , who conducted research on this topic as a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois 51 , Jon Marcus wrote Thursday in his Nieman Reports piece. His 2010 review of the top 20 Internet news sites by traffic, from The Daily Beast to The New York Times, found that Native Americans accounted for .6 percent of the people portrayed in news coverage on those sites, though Census figures show that the 5.2 million Native Americans make up 1.7 percent of the U.S. population.

    When they were mentioned in stories, Josey says, Native Americans were often portrayed in stereotypical situations as the owners of and workers in casinos, for example. By neglecting them in coverage and showing them in stereotypical ways when they do, he says, news media are communicating that Native Americans are not a vital part of the national conversation on race. . . . The story quotes Native journalists Mary Hudetz , Jason Begay , Mark Trahant and Tristan Ahtone , all of whom have all been active in the Native American Journalists Association.

    Scott Gillespie and Jill Burcum of the Star Tribune of Minneapolis and Sari Horwitz of the Washington Post are quoted as non-Native journalists who have reported on Native issues. More than two dozen staffers at CNN Atlanta will have to reapply for their jobs as the International Desk undergoes a restructuring 52 , Chris Ariens reported Wednesday for TVNewser. The news, first reported by CNN Commentary, is part of a larger plan by CNNI svp and managing editor Deborah Rayner to assure coverage across the globe.

    So, while several positions will move to Hong Kong and London, Atlanta staffers will experience title changes, requiring them to apply for the new jobs. Insiders say this does not involve layoffs and the changes do not affect CNN or CNNI programming. . . . Lauren Cone , a CNN spokeswoman, told Journal-isms Thursday by email, What Chris Ariens posted on TVNewser yesterday is accurate.

    A Concerned Town Hall meeting advertised to black students and students of color at the University of Missouri on Wednesday turned out to be less-than-inclusive to white reporters attempting to cover the event 53 , Jennifer Kabbany reported Friday for the College Fix, which describes itself as a news and commentary site dedicated to higher education news 54 . The gathering was organized by Concerned Student 1950, which led protests on campus last fall accusing the institution of racism; it describes itself as seeking the liberation of all BLACK collegiate students on Twitter. As the meeting began Wednesday night inside the A.

    P. Green Chapel at the public university, a student organizer announced: If there are any reporters in here, can you please exit? That was my nice warning.

    That according to a video of the event taken by Mark Schierbecker 55 , a student at the school and freelance videographer who contributes to The College Fix. His video shows a white male reporter from the mainstream city newspaper, The Columbia Tribune , introduced himself and say we will definitely respect your privacy. Just curious, um why are you guys afr why are you guys asking us to leave?

    Um, just because I asked you to, came the reply. We just want to discuss some things. Sure, OK, that s totally fine, the reporter replied, handing over his business card before he exited the chapel.

    Two white females also left the room. Schierbecker, however, politely declined to leave, repeating my personal preference is to stay. . . . The town hall ended promptly within minutes of starting when students decided to relocate the forum to a more private location. "There was one black man there taking photos of me with a DSLR, but he may have been with Concerned Student 1950.

    As you saw in the video though, they seemed to only want confirmed white allies there." Schierbecker wrote. updated Feb.

    14 Stephen A. Smith Parents of former Little Leaguers from Jackie Robinson West filed a lawsuit Thursday against Little League International, ESPN and officials from the local league, alleging, among other things, that they profited off the disgraced team while knowing of its ineligible players 56 , David Matthews and Mark Konkol reported Thursday for dnainfo.com. The lawsuit by Jackie Robinson West s former coach Darold Butler and other team parents also names former league president Bill Haley , Evergreen Park whistleblower Chris Janes , the suburban Little League Janes represents and ESPN commentator Stephen A.

    Smith . The complaint says Butler and other team officials were diligent submitting boundary maps and player addresses throughout the team s captivating 2014 run, which they allege Little League publicized for their gain without making parents aware the team fielded ineligible players who lived outside JRW boundaries. Jackie Robinson West won the U.S.

    Little League title in 2014, but it was stripped last year after Little League International ruled JRW officials allowed ineligible players to make the roster. The complaint filed Thursday falls on the anniversary of JRW s title stripping. . . . Matthews and Konkol also wrote, The lawsuit also alleges ESPN defamed Butler and others by saying they fabricated residency documents and deliberately assembled JRW s ineligible team.

    The lawsuit specifically names ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith , who said on national television that Butler threw his players into the wind. An ESPN spokesman did not have an immediate comment. . . .

    In January, the deep-pocketed Al Jazeera Media Network announced the shutdown of its United States cable news channel, Al Jazeera America 57 (AJA), Joe Mohen , a digital media entrepreneur, wrote Friday for Broadcasting & Cable. Industry pundits have found a range of reasons for the meltdown: internal disputes, discrimination, racism, bias, and even the decline of its price of oil. All of these explanations are wrong.

    AJA failed for one reason: It had a fatally flawed strategy. The network is textbook example of a business with an excellent product that still failed, entirely because it chose the wrong distribution channel. When AJA launched in 2013, it was already too late to launch a new cable channel.

    Cable is in permanent, irreversible, secular decline. Just as launching a successful new magazine is almost impossible nowadays, so too is launching a new cable brand. Had it been distributed as an app like Netflix, it would have likely succeeded and became the first big 24-hour OTT network backed by a linear TV company.

    But Al Jazeera hired the wrong advisers and consultants, dinosaurs who did not see fundamental shifts. . . . The family and friends of Michael J. Feeney came together in a big way in the week following his unexpected Jan.

    31 death, raising enough money to create an endowed scholarship at Delaware State University in the esteemed alumnus name 58 , the university announced Wednesday. During both the Feb.

    8 and Feb.

    9 funerals held in New York City and Englewood, N.J., respectively, the newly created $10,000 Michael J. Feeney Memorial Endowed Scholarship was announced to the large gatherings assembled. . . .

    Maya A. Jones Maya A. Jones , a senior researcher at ESPN The Magazine, is joining the Undefeated, a digital division of ESPN that will focus on sports, race and culture.

    Jones, a 2012 graduate of Xavier University, was hired as a staff writer. The National Association of Black Journalists has approved a Black College Task Force that includes students, faculty, alumni and advocates of the more than 100 historically black colleges and universities nationwide, in the task force s description. The group s mission centers around building camaraderie among HBCU stakeholders; providing a range of resources for student media outlets at black colleges; helping black colleges expand/diversify journalism curricula to compete on a national scale; and serving as a watchdog for mainstream media outlets coverage of black colleges.

    Those interested may contact Daarel Burnette at Daarel.burnette (at) gmail.com; Michael R. Grant at mrg (at) hiimmike.com; or Clare Polke clare.polke (at) gmail.com. The American Society of News Editors and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press are pleased to announce the 11th annual Sunshine Week initiative, March 13-19 59 , the organizations announced Thursday.

    Special projects and events are already planned around the nation to mark this year s open-government awareness, which will be even more meaningful as the federal Freedom of Information Act approaches its 50th year in July. . . . David Aldridge Longtime NBA reporter David Aldridge and ESPN broadcaster Jay Bilas are the 2016 Curt Gowdy Media Award recipients 60 , the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Friday. The two will be acknowledged for their contributions to basketball during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement events September 8-10 in Springfield, Massachusetts. . . .

    Responding in kind over the weekend, reporters Jon Caramanica , Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham quickly debated the merits of Beyonc s Formation in the pages of The New York Times 61 , Richard Horgan wrote Thursday for FishbowlNY. The superstar released the track Saturday and performed it a day later during the Super Bowl Halftime Show. But the kicker came later, in the form of a thank you note to one of the trio. . . .

    staff writer Wortham now has the Bey equivalent of a Pulitzer. . . . Univision Digital announced the launch of Pap s y Mam s, a new bilingual parenting channel created in partnership with Ricky Martin s parenting site, Piccolo Universe 62 , Veronica Villafa e reported Friday for her Media Moves site. Targeted to Latino parents, Pap s y Mam s features content in Spanish and English that includes columns by parenting bloggers, news and trends, videos and unique articles written by Ricky Martin and other celebrities.

    It is now the official parenting channel for Univision.com. . . . I t seems news management at KRIV, the Fox-owned Houston station, is getting an overhaul 63 , Kevin Eck reported Thursday for TVSpy. A KRIV spokesperson confirmed with TVSpy two positions were eliminated today: assistant news director Howard Dorsey and managing editor Geoff Roth . . . .

    At Emerson College, the journalism department is focusing on inclusivity by encouraging students to acquire diverse sources and pay attention to underrepresented communities 64 , according to Paul Niwa , associate professor and chair, Allison Hagan reported Thursday for the Berkeley Beacon, Emerson s independent, student-run newspaper. Niwa said professors are actively encouraging students to use diverse sources while reporting. He said the truth can only be uncovered through exploring marginalized viewpoints and allowing them to be heard. . . .

    Reporting on South Sudan, Reporters Without Borders said Thursday that it calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Joseph Afandi , a journalist with the Juba-based daily newspaper Al-Tabeer , who has been held without charge for more than six weeks. The press freedom group said An article he wrote in December criticized the ruling Sudan People s Liberation Movement and the government s passive response to the civil war that has been ravaging the country since December 2013 65 . . . . Follow Richard Prince on Twitter @princeeditor Facebook users: Like Richard Prince s Journal-isms on Facebook. 66 67 References ^ Longtime Philly Columnist Was Left Paralyzed in 2010 (mije.org) ^ brief bio (mije.org) ^ gives students after-school journalism experience and training in print, broadcast and online media (temple-news.com) ^ Philly.com (mobile.philly.com) ^ Co-Moderator Asks Democrats About White People (mije.org) ^ Obama Live From Illinois on CNN, MSNBC but Not Fox (mije.org) ^ Ex-Mexican President Laughs at Trump Plan for Border Wall (mije.org) ^ NYPD to Act After Story on Barring People From Own Homes (mije.org) ^ Media Begin to Cover Police Killings of Native Americans (mije.org) ^ . . .

    Stories About Native Americans Rare, Stereotypical (mije.org) ^ CNN International Desk Staffers Must Reapply for Jobs (mije.org) ^ Mizzou Town Hall Asks Reporters to Leave (mije.org) ^ Parents of Ex-Little Leaguers Sue ESPN, Name Smith (mije.org) ^ Should Al Jazeera America Have Been an App Instead? (mije.org) ^ Short Takes (mije.org) ^ video (www.huffingtonpost.com) ^ Gwen Ifill came to slay (www.huffingtonpost.com) ^ It is important to say this not just as a writer, but as a black writer (www.theatlantic.com) ^ About 3.9 million viewers tuned in to the debate on PBS, according to Nielsen ratings data (money.cnn.com) ^ the first time a woman of color will moderate a presidential debate since Carole Simpson did so in 1992 (www.bustle.com) ^ to diversify their reporting and analysis teams to reflect those states and the campaign to come (www.nabj.org) ^ President Obama took a sentimental but also substantive journey to Springfield, Illinois nine years to the day he announced there that he was running for president (www.poynter.org) ^ Did John Lewis Just Mislead the Public About Meeting the Clintons During the Civil Rights Era? (www.dailykos.com) ^ Where s Fox News s Democratic Debate? (www.adweek.com) ^ The bigotry of paternalism. (field-negro.blogspot.com) ^ Stop Bernie-Splaining to Black Voters (www.nytimes.com) ^ Stop sending around this photo of Bernie Sanders (www.washingtonpost.com) ^ The Black Establishment Chooses Clinton: But that doesn t tell us much about what black voters will do. (fivethirtyeight.com) ^ Winners and losers from the 6th Democratic presidential debate (www.washingtonpost.com) ^ Raising Money or Just Raising Cain? (washingtoninformer.com) ^ Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Can t End Systemic Racism, But They Care (www.huffingtonpost.com) ^ The Tragedy of Hillary Clinton (And Her Generation) (www.huffingtonpost.com) ^ For Asian-American Organizers, All Eyes on Nevada Ahead of Caucuses (www.nbcnews.com) ^ Struggling against Sanders, Clinton takes pains to woo minorities (www.dallasnews.com) ^ The PBS Debate: Genteel, Civilized, Lacking Drama (www.adweek.com) ^ Clinton and Sanders Battle in Sixth Democratic Debate (kristof.blogs.nytimes.com) ^ My Head Says Hillary, My Heart Says Bernie (washingtoninformer.com) ^ Obama s look back is also a way forward (chicago.suntimes.com) ^ Here s What Bernie Sanders Actually Did in the Civil Rights Movement (www.motherjones.com) ^ So many candidates, so many flaws (www.washingtonpost.com) ^ Hillary Clinton Relying On Minority Voters, But They re Not All Relying On Her (www.huffingtonpost.com) ^ Bernie Sanders s Big Problem With Black Democrats (www.thedailybeast.com) ^ Here s what journalists need to know about superdelegates (www.poynter.org) ^ Native voters are the true outsiders in any election (www.indianz.com) ^ At #DemDebate, Clinton and Sanders Show Clear Differences on Immigration and Central American Crisis (latinousa.org) ^ Bernie Sanders Has an Obama Problem (www.thenation.com) ^ Yes, the Democrats should do a debate on Fox News (www.washingtonpost.com) ^ For the first time, Donald Trump has disclosed that his proposed wall on the border with Mexico which has become one of the centerpieces of his campaign would cost about $8 billion (www.miamiherald.com) ^ The NYPD is going to be changing very quickly a key part of its process initiating nuisance abatement actions after a Daily News and ProPublica investigation of the little-known tactic (www.propublica.org) ^ On a cold winter s night, a few minutes after 6 p.m., police in Rapid City, South Dakota were called to a house in the Lakota Community Homes development where Allen Locke and his family were living (niemanreports.org) ^ Stories that mention Native Americans remain comparatively rare, according to Christopher Josey, who conducted research on this topic as a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois (niemanreports.org) ^ More than two dozen staffers at CNN Atlanta will have to reapply for their jobs as the International Desk undergoes a restructuring (www.adweek.com) ^ A Concerned Town Hall meeting advertised to black students and students of color at the University of Missouri on Wednesday turned out to be less-than-inclusive to white reporters attempting to cover the event (www.thecollegefix.com) ^ a news and commentary site dedicated to higher education news (www.thecollegefix.com) ^ Mark Schierbecker (www.columbiamissourian.com) ^ Parents of former Little Leaguers from Jackie Robinson West filed a lawsuit Thursday against Little League International, ESPN and officials from the local league, alleging, among other things, that they profited off the disgraced team while knowing of its ineligible players (www.dnainfo.com) ^ In January, the deep-pocketed Al Jazeera Media Network announced the shutdown of its United States cable news channel, Al Jazeera America (www.broadcastingcable.com) ^ The family and friends of Michael J.

    Feeney came together in a big way in the week following his unexpected Jan.

    31 death, raising enough money to create an endowed scholarship at Delaware State University in the esteemed alumnus name (www.desu.edu) ^ The American Society of News Editors and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press are pleased to announce the 11th annual Sunshine Week initiative, March 13-19 (www.rcfp.org) ^ Longtime NBA reporter David Aldridge and ESPN broadcaster Jay Bilas are the 2016 Curt Gowdy Media Award recipients (www.hoophall.com) ^ Responding in kind over the weekend, reporters Jon Caramanica, Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham quickly debated the merits of Beyonc s Formation in the pages of The New York Times (www.adweek.com) ^ Univision Digital announced the launch of Pap s y Mam s, a new bilingual parenting channel created in partnership with Ricky Martin s parenting site, Piccolo Universe (www.mediamoves.com) ^ t seems news management at KRIV, the Fox-owned Houston station, is getting an overhaul (www.adweek.com) ^ the journalism department is focusing on inclusivity by encouraging students to acquire diverse sources and pay attention to underrepresented communities (www.berkeleybeacon.com) ^ An article he wrote in December criticized the ruling Sudan People s Liberation Movement and the government s passive response to the civil war that has been ravaging the country since December 2013 (en.rsf.org) ^ Follow Richard Prince on Twitter (twitter.com) ^ fan page (www.facebook.com)

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  • Adam Lindholm by Jacek Szopik for MALE MODEL SCENE + ... He was discovered on a Justin Bieber concert and now this young Swede is represented by top agencies around the globe. Meet Adam Lindholm from ELITE Stockholm with our latest EXCLUSUIVE Q&A accompanied by a shoot from photographer Jacek Szopik . Who is Adam Lindholm?

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  • Advent Calendar Day 5 December 5th My fifth Advent calendar door has now opened revealing rocks that represent strength, safety, serenity and security. Family and friends build their lives on a rock of trust and the parts that fall away still contain that element of togetherness. Thank you for your lovely comments, I'm afraid time is against me with the daily posts to reply back but I do appreciate and smile with every single one.

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  • AFL-CIO backs Dunkin opponent * From the Illinois AFL-CIO State House Candidate Taking on Rauner-Ally Dunkin The Illinois AFL-CIO Executive Board voted on Thursday to endorse Juliana Stratton for State Representative in the Democratic Primary Election for the 5th District. Stratton is taking on incumbent Ken Dunkin, who has sided with Gov. Bruce Rauner, casting controversial votes against the interests of working families.

    Stratton has a strong background in community involvement and public policy, serving with organizations including as director of the Center for Public Safety and Justice at University of Illinois-Chicago, Cook County Justice for Children (CCJC), and the Cook County Justice Advisory Council. She also managed the criminal and juvenile justice reform agenda for the Office of the Cook County Board President. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul in 1992 and her undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign prior to that.

    She is a very strong candidate and an impressive person, said Illinois AFL-CIO President Michael T. Carrigan. She will be a very powerful voice for the people of the 5th District.

    Her opponent is long-time incumbent Dunkin, who has not hidden his alliance with Rauner, whose anti-worker proposals are not moving in the General Assembly. On several occasions, Dunkin s vote would have made the difference on issues including child care eligibility, funding for services for seniors and the disabled and an arbitration mechanism to keep state services functioning in the event of bargaining impasse. There needs to a change in the 5th District, Carrigan said.

    The voters will know that there is a person in this race that cares about her community and not political alliances. As she has been all of her life, she will be their voice. There are nearly 16,000 members of union families in the 5th House District.


  • Africa, Islamic Terrorism, and the West: An Interview with Evans ... While focusing on terrorism and the rise of the Islamic State over the last 18 months, I have spent a lot of time talking with a variety of interesting people with unique perspectives on the issue, including academic, military, and law enforcement experts. Yet one of the more interesting people I have come across is Evans Gumbe, who is particularly noteworthy for his life experiences. Evans is a budding scholar, fluent in English, German, Luo, Abagusii, and Kiswahili.

    He also has a basic knowledge of Spanish and French and his goal is to become a history professor. To this end, he has completed a M.A. in history from Egerton University in Kenya (2011) and then completed a second master s degree in Leadership and Management (2014) at York St John University in England, where he also worked as a Researcher and teaching assistant.

    His research to this point focuses on ethnicity and sex and its role in the peace making process in Kenya. His most recent publication, reflecting these interests, is The Role of Women in Inter ethnic Peace Building in South Nyanza, Kenya, 1850-2008, in The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies (2015). While at York, Evans met his German wife Johanna and in 2015 they moved to her home country where he is now enrolled as a Ph.D.

    student in history at Bielefeld University, Germany. By all appearances he will have a great career as an academic, but it is what he has lived through up to this point that provides his greatest insights. Picture: Evans, Johanna, and their child, August, 2015.

    Originally from Kenya, Evans developed an interest in conflict and terrorism studies due to what he describes as the Al Shaabab problem. He was born in a self-described Kenyan slum, which resulted in a difficult childhood as he grew up in the midst of the extraordinary ethnic rivalries and conflicts of the last few decades and witnessed firsthand the consequences of repeated terrorism in both Kenya and broader Africa. Consider, for example, how Somalia has been a failed state for decades due to the impact of the terrorist group Al-Shaabab, Al Qaeda, and even recently even Islamic State affiliates.

    As Evans pointed out, not just Somalia, but also Eritrea, Algeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Niger, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, and other states have also suffered from Islamist terrorism at the hands of a variety of competing groups. But of course Evan s particular interest has been in the effects of terrorism on his homeland in Kenya. Yet even as a very young man, witnessing such often terrifying events that may have paralyzed other youths, Evans was not passive and worked to improve his country.

    Indeed, while still in high-school, he become the president of his school s journalism club and boldly oversaw the launch of a magazine titled Hotline. The magazine criticized and exposed the corruption of local government officials and helped organized public demonstrations against corruption and that sought to highlight the violence of local officials in inciting hatred among the local tribes. For his efforts as a human rights campaigner and student journalist, he was arrested no fewer than three times before he graduated from high school.

    Evans human-rights activism in Kenya was inspired by his father. In 2001, Evan s final year of high school, his father had retired to a quiet village, looking after his cattle and tilling the land, where Evans believed he was poisoned and killed by local government officials. With Evans long willingness to fight for justice, and sacrifice so much in its pursuit, it is not surprising that he now hopes to find ways to reduce the impact of terrorism in Kenya through his studies and his future research as a professor.

    By responding to the following questions, Evans has kindly agreed to provide his insights on the unique troubles facing Kenya, and Africa more broadly, as they relate to Islamic extremism. What do you see as the major future terrorism threat to Kenya, specifically, and Africa more broadly? What are the terrorists goals?

    I think that the main terrorist threat to Africa in general and Kenya in particular is rise and spread of Islamic State in the region and the ease with which ISIS and Al-Qaeda affiliates are able to radicalize and recruit fighters in Africa. Terrorism has been a common problem in Kenya since 1980 when Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi CBD was bombed, killing 20 people and leaving 87 people wounded. This would later be followed by other serious attacks for instance The 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi (67 killed), 2014 Mpeketoni attack (60 killed), 2015 Garissa University attack (150 students killed) as well as 23 other attacks in various locations in which a total of 542 people were killed.

    Images: Survivors attempting to flee during the Westgate Mall attack (L) and some of the 150 victims of the Garissa University attack in which the attackers freed Muslims and killed those identifying as Christians (R). Since early 2015 when the Somali terror group Al-Shaabab announced its allegiance to ISIS, the group seems to have increased its capacity to attack not only the villages but also to confront the 22,000 AMISOM military operation in Somalia. The latest successful attack was on January 15 2016 in which they killed 61 Kenya Defence Force KDF soldiers and confiscated 30 Lorries, tanks and armored vehicles.

    Although earlier studies have shown the long existence of Africa s revolutionary sub-national and state terror, contemporary writings in the last decade have shown a significant activity of ISIS in Africa that can be said to have given African terrorism an international outlook. African terrorist groups such as Al-Shaabab (Somalia), Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb AQIM (Niger, Mauritania and Mali), The Al-Mourabitoun Battalion (Mali and Burkina Faso), Boko Haram (Nigeria), Ansar al-Sharia and Muammar Gaddafi s Quadhadhfa tribe (Libya, Tunisia and Algeria) have pledged allegiance to Abu Bakhr al-Bahgdadi, the ISIS leader, and carried out attacks for ISIS, both in Africa and in the west. ISIS currently has an estimated 4000- 5000 operatives in Libya (The NY Times November 29, 2015), drawn from Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Nigeria and Sudan.

    The execution of Libyan leader, Muhammar Gaddafi in 2011 created a power vacuum which made it easy for ISIS to set up their capital at Sirte, from where they have been able to coordinate terrorist attacks both in Africa and in Europe. The main goals of these terrorist groups are not only economic domination but also to create an Islamic state based on the Islamic Sharia Law. With the huge unsolicited support from the African-based terror groups coupled with the lack of capacity by the African governments to contain radicalization, ISIS future presence in Africa could be both long term and devastating.

    Why should be the west be concerned about the threats you describe above and what can the west do to help Africans minimize them? The west should definitely be concerned about ISIS because of the groups capability to carry out deadly attacks in the developed world. Since the summer of 2006 when ISIS came into prominence, the group has evolved into one of the most sophisticated of all its predecessors.

    Its effective use of the social media as a propaganda machine as well as a recruitment tool is concerning. The recent terrorist attacks in Paris in which 130 people died and 368 were injured and the fact that French authorities could not manage to determine all the masterminds is also concerning. Can the west help Africa minimize the threat by ISIS?

    I think not. Most Africans view the west as the source of the problem due to its colonial and neo-colonial policies on the continent. The main motivation of African terrorism can be attributed to the many years of Africa s colonial subjugation by the west.

    The colonial physical oppression, economic exploitation, racism, sexism, authoritarianism, corruption, destruction of traditional African political structures and social values laid the foundation for the appeal of the first organized terror groups in Africa. These oppressive colonial policies have since been furthered by most of the current corrupt and authoritarian African governments, thereby making a vast majority of unemployed and dissatisfied population an easy target for terrorist recruiters. In Algeria for instance, 132 years of French colonial rule and the subsequent Front de Liberation Nationale (FNL) oppressive militaristic policies (from 1962) which banned Islamic groups such as Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), created a brand of radical Algerian Muslim groups to fight for equality and justice.

    The main goal of groups such as the Al-Qaeda trained but later ISIS affiliated Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) is to create an Islamic state through blood and martyrdom. The neoliberal western economic policies imposed by financial institutions such as IMF and World Bank, have pushed many African governments further into debt and poverty. These economic hardships have pushed more young people towards extremism.

    For instance, in Nigeria, n eoliberal reforms were not concerned with social issues but with market efficiency, which worked against the basic tenets of human rights and constitutional safeguards for Nigerian citizens. A substantial number of people have resorted to criminal organizations such as Boko Haram. This also explains in part why arson, kidnapping, and other criminal activities and social vices are thriving in the Niger Delta region and other parts of the Nigerian state (Olumide, 2014).

    If terrorism is to be defeated in Africa, then we need to see a return to the more socialist policies that many countries followed after independence in the 1960s and 70s, policies that produced higher levels of employment and greater social justice. The focus of your studies is sex, ethnicity and peace. How do sex, gender and ethnicity relate to modern terrorism in Africa?

    Africa has experienced interethnic conflicts since pre-colonial times. These resource-based conflicts have however intensified in the post-Cold War era due to unequitable distribution of resources by the tribal corrupt governments. For instance, in Kenya and Uganda, appointment to a public office is not based on merit but on which tribe one belongs.

    Tribes that belong to the opposition party are often denied access to public opportunities despite the fact that they pay taxes equal to the tribes in power. The Somali tribe in Kenya which comprises approximately 2% of the total population has been denied access to economic opportunities since independence in 1963. These minority groups inhabit North Eastern part of Kenya where the Al-Shaabab terrorist group often recruits young dissatisfied fighters.

    It is in the same area where the militant group attacked Garissa University in 2015, killing more than 150 students in cold blood. African society can be said to be highly patriarchal. Gender equality between men and women has not been achieved in almost all African nations with women viewed as incapable victims of conflicts rather than actors.

    Among the Somali for instance, political decisions are purely a men s affair and women are usually not consulted neither are they viewed as security threat. However, over the past decade, African terrorist groups such as Al-Shaabab have been recruiting more women and girls to act as spies, to transport weapons through military checkpoints as well as to carry out suicide attacks. During my recent study on the role of women in conflicts, one of my female informants described how a woman carrying a baby on her back and a number of AK47 rifles tied together with firewood on her head, would pass through AMISOM security checkpoints unsuspected.

    Therefore, ethnicity and gender seems to play a significant role in African modern terrorism studies As a well-travelled man, deeply familiar with both European and African societies, what do you see as the primary weaknesses of these societies in their ability to prevent terrorism? What are their strengths? The primary weakness of the African society with regards to terrorism is the lack of an efficient counter-terrorism strategy.

    This includes lack of capacity to deal with radicalization, poor intelligence collection mechanisms and corrupt judicial systems. However, there exists a strong sense of national unity and pride among the African people.The European society on the other hand boasts of advanced level of technology and ultramodern intelligence collection mechanisms. Nevertheless, European counterterrorism laws, in my opinion, seem to be too lenient.

    Freedom of Speech for example, is one of those laws which give terrorists a lot of freedom to radicalize a lot of young people. What is the most important thing westerners do not understand about the issue of terrorism in Africa? If you could make them aware of one important thing, what would it be and why?

    The westerners do not understand that they are a part of the African terrorism problem and cannot directly be part of its solution. This is important because the general perception about the west in Africa is that of a neocolonialist whose main aim is to keep the African person economically and politically subdued. As a result, there are significant levels of distrust.

    Since 2013 for instance, there has been a concerted effort by most African countries to pull out of the Rome Statute that established the International Criminal Court, with allegations that the court is has only tried Africans and not a single European. While the main motivation of most African terrorism is economic, as I described above, terrorist attacks in the west seem to be more socially or culturally inspired. In as much as Africa needs more time to sort out its economic and ethnic problems, an increase in terrorist activity in the continent is likely to affect the west.

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  • Ag a Focus at Paris Climate Talks Why should an average commodity farmer care about what is going on at the Paris climate talks? The more severe the climate change is the higher the increase in temperature is the more severe the impact is going to be on farm income, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Friday in an interview with DTN/The Progressive Farmer.

    Vilsack points to a recent Economic Research Service report, which showed projected declines in production in most commodities around the country from higher temperatures. Climate change is going to hurt farm income in some parts of the country without adaptation and mitigation, he said. (To read the full ERS report, visit http://dld.bz/ 1 ) American farmers should also care about the talks, which are taking place Nov.

    30 to Dec.

    11, because of the various commitments the Obama administration, private companies or other groups will make to lower agriculture s carbon footprint in the future. Vilsack will be one of multiple cabinet officials joining President Barack Obama in Paris to push for an aggressive global deal that Obama sees as cementing a legacy in addressing climate change.

    Vilsack will travel to Brussels, Belgium, and Paris to take part in the United Nations Conference of the Parties, known as COP 21. He ll meet with France s minister of agriculture, as well as the European Union agricultural commissioner. Vilsack said he will also address U.S.

    negotiators and encourage them to finalize a global deal to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The White House is championing its plan to reduce domestic greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28% below 2005 levels over the next decade. The White House s Clean Power Plan, however, is under attack in Congress and in the courts as more than half the states are suing to block it.

    Without a push to cut emissions globally, scientists say the planet is on a trajectory to see temperatures increase 8.1 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century. A successful agreement in Paris would translate into a down payment by countries to curb carbon emissions enough to slow down the increase in temperature. The commitments proposed by the 170 countries participating in the U.N.

    talks won t be enough to meet the goal of keeping the temperature from rising more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) the overall goal countries have committed to eventually achieving. In Paris, Vilsack will moderate a panel as part of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture, of which the U.S. is a founding member last year.

    The alliance s goal is to get more focused efforts by governments and private groups to work globally on reducing agricultural emissions and improve adaptation strategies for farmers. So it gives us a chance to sort of contribute to the conversation, to put a marker down that climate is going to impact agriculture and that, in turn, is going to impact global food security, Vilsack said. That could slow down the progress that we have seen in the last decade or so in reducing the amount of global food insecurity.

    The number of people deemed food insecure in 2009 was just over 1 billion people and had been on the rise, Vilsack said. The number of people the United Nations classifies as food insecure has fallen to about 825 million. So we re making progress, but there s a concern that a changing climate may slow that progress down, he said.

    Over the next week, Vilsack will help launch a new global food security report that takes a look at the stability of food production and access to food around the world. The report will forecast risks based on population changes, current food production and the impacts of climate change regionally and globally. These factors will reduce production in some areas, increase production in other areas, as well as affect prices, transportation infrastructure and food safety.

    Through agricultural practices, farms sequester or prevent the emissions amounting to about 60 million tons of carbon annually. Vilsack and the administration will also commit the U.S. to double U.S.

    agriculture s sequestration or emission reductions to 120 million tons saved annually over the next decade. If those numbers are realized, Vilsack said agriculture would effectively factor into roughly 2% of the 26 to 28% of emission reductions the administration seeks to achieve by 2025. Obviously, the rest of the economy has not been as focused on this as agriculture has been, so we are going to see many aspects of the economy where we are going to see more rapid declines, Vilsack said.

    Globally, agriculture accounts for about 14% of emissions. The percentage of agricultural emissions is lower in the U.S. because the U.S.

    economy is heavy in industry, energy and transportation. In underdeveloped countries, agriculture accounts for a higher percentage of emissions. Vilsack will talk up the work at USDA focusing on 10 areas where programs are geared toward specific goals in addressing climate for both agriculture and forestry. (To learn more about USDA s plan to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners respond to climate change, visit http://dld.bz/ 2 ) Ohio farmer Fred Yoder, a former president of the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance, is in Paris as well this week to talk at various side events about three pillars being pushed by some agricultural leaders in the U.S.

    to help deal with climate change. The goal right now in the U.S. is to get everyone active in agriculture to play a role.

    The reason we are going to COP 21 is because we want agriculture to be recognized for what they bring to the table, Yoder said at a recent forum in Minneapolis. Instead of looking at agriculture and farmers as the culprit for all of these different things, we think there are solutions in agriculture. The alliance is championing intensified agricultural production on land already in use as a way to avoid putting more environmentally sensitive lands into production.

    Farmers have to do things in a way they can produce food, feed, fiber and energy, and do it in a way that is efficient so they can farm another day, Yoder said. The alliance also backs resiliency efforts with a heavy emphasis on soil health. Farmers are talking more about soil health in the United States than they ever have before, so that s helpful, Yoder noted.

    Resiliency, though, needs to be measured and metered. We have to figure out ways to prove we re climate smart. Metrics are needed to measure productivity with emissions, Yoder said.

    Then, there is the mitigation pillar. That s the tough one. Yoder said the focus on intensification and resiliency needs to be highlighted to get U.S.

    farmers to talk about or focus on climate mitigation. Marc Sadler, an adviser on risk, markets and agriculture at the World Bank, said U.S. agricultural efforts on climate mitigation are only incremental when more systemic, transformational changes are needed.

    If countries don t deal with mitigation strategies regarding farm production, farming will eventually account for 70% of the global emissions ceiling that scientists say the planet needs to stay under to avoid that 3.6-degree-F increase in temperature. Those agricultural emissions estimates also don t factor in the land-use changes such as deforestation that could occur as countries push to grow more food. If you want a driver for change, then there it is, Sadler said.

    Because the reality is every other (industry) sector is doing something about it. Sadler said he believes U.S. farmers are increasingly changing their perspectives on climate change.

    He joked that just a few years ago, bringing up the topic at a farm meeting in the Midwest would get a guy run out of the meeting. Now, everyone is nodding and the farmer is saying, yeah, what are we doing about that?' he said. Sadler sees future regulatory pushes and corporate commitments as the main drivers in agriculture to get more emission reductions out of farms.

    For farmers, they have to be shown how climate solutions are going to make money, save money and save time. But we have to get away from the emotional rhetoric that is just clogging that conversation, Sadler said. Sadler also said the world food map is going to look very different in 2050 and beyond.

    U.S. agriculture is going to see the effects of warmer temperatures and long-term depletion of groundwater in parts of the country. The U.S.

    won t be exporting 35% of global grains in 2050. You are running out of water. You are so far over your own regional boundaries, you won t be there, Sadler said.

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  • Age UK Norwich Art Exhibition at largest Norfolk Hospital Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals will be featuring a new art exhibition from Age UK Norwich which aims to capture older people s history in words, pictures and sounds. The exhibition will be on show along the hospital street Level 1, and will feature important moments to promote a better sense of understanding and care. The exhibition showcases five Life Stories created by students from the Jane Austen College who have worked closely with local older people to produce Life Story Scrapbooks.

    BBC Voices trained the pupils in recording skills and alongside the photography and scrapbook display, the public will be able to hear the older people s memories come to life. Emma Jarvis, Hospital Arts Co-ordinator, said: People visit hospitals for a variety of reasons so we provide a wide variety of art for patients, visitors and staff. We are really pleased to be showcasing the work by Age UK Norwich especially as Age UK is of service to both the visitors and patients of our older people s medicines wards and the art is a way of displaying both services available and information.

    Age UK Norwich Chief Executive Susan Ringwood said: The life stories work we do is an important project helping to prevent older people from becoming invisible. If the time comes when their abilities do become impaired, there is a record of who this person once was, what they have done, where they have been. This intergenerational project lasted three months and is just one example of the work Age UK Norwich carries out in the city to help tackle loneliness and social isolation.

    The exhibition is open until the end of April 2016.

    Notes: The Hospital Arts Project at NNUH works on diverse projects with the community, interior design, site specific arts, performances, workshops, exhibitions, events and gardens Is hospital arts charitably funded as a whole? Many of its projects project are funded by grants from organisations and charitable donations.

    For more information visit www.nnuh.nhs.uk/arts 1 www.nnuh.nhs.uk 2 advert Monarch Catering Services, Norfolk, Suffolk Related References ^ www.nnuh.nhs.uk/arts (track.vuelio.uk.com) ^ www.nnuh.nhs.uk (www.nnuh.nhs.uk)

  • Alexey Oleinik deemed 'threat to national security' in homeland of ... Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports UFC heavyweight Alexey Oleinik was recently banned from entering his homeland of Ukraine. Alexey Oleinik, a native of Ukraine for over 30 years, has been banned from entering his homeland. The UFC fighter, who received Russian citizenship shortly following his promotional debut, informed Russian sports outlet MK that he was no longer allowed into his country. "Actually, I only have one sentence about what happened: it is absurd.

    Power in the Ukraine has been illegally invaded by criminals, and now they're doing what they want. And if I can be there or not be, because I'm so there is rarely visited. It would be better if they took care of the welfare of the citizens, and brought him back at least to the level that was before.

    Now they are engaged in populist things, trying to make people respect evil characters." In a letter he received from the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture, Oleinik was proclaimed a "threat to national security," which he considered typical of the party in power. "When it becomes necessary, I will still go there, because it is my duty. I have buried my father, grandmother, and grandfather there. I'm flattered that the government noticed me." Following a submission victory against Mirko Cro-Cop at Legend Fight Show, the Russian heavyweight was signed to the UFC, where he defeated Anthony Hamilton 1 by submission and Jared Rosholt 2 by knockout.

    That second victory was nearly a year ago. Oleinik has since disappeared from the professional sphere to undergo surgery on his knee. However, during the rehabilitation stage, it became clear that the surgery was unsuccessful and he will be forced to go under the knife for second time.

    References ^ Anthony Hamilton (www.mmafighting.com) ^ Jared Rosholt (www.mmafighting.com)

  • Alice's Adventure in Wonderland Ashill Community Centre this ... at Ashill Community Centre on Sunday 20th December 2015 Award winning theatre company Box Tale Soup bring their own special flavour to Ashill Community Centre on Sunday 20 th December , supported by the arts and community development charity Creative Arts East. Alice s Adventures in Wonderland is a magical adventure featuring a cast of just two human performers, a dozen beautifully handmade puppets, and a set that unfolds from a vintage trunk. Join Alice on her journey down the rabbit hole and meet the well-loved characters of her storybook world.

    The show is suitable for ages 10+ and families.

    You can see Alice s Adventures in Wonderland at 2.00pm at Ashill Community Centre on Sunday 20 th December These events are organised in partnership with Creative Arts East with funding by Norfolk County Council and Breckland Council.

    For further information on this and other Creative Arts East events please go to: www.creativeartseast.co.uk/live/whatson.asp or contact Karen Kidman on 01953 713390 or karen@creativeartseast.co.uk 1 2 advert ASD Consultants, Engineering, Architecture, Surveying Related References ^ www.creativeartseast.co.uk/live/whatson.asp (www.creativeartseast.co.uk) ^ karen@creativeartseast.co.uk (icenipost.com)

  • All 3 suspects in robbery outside of a Chesapeake bank arrested ... CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) Police have all three suspects in connection with a robbery outside a Chesapeake Bank of America Thursday in custody. Jamal Corbett, Nigel James, and Derrick Corbett (courtesy of Chesapeake Police) The third was arrested Thursday night and has been identified as 25-year-old Derrick Corbett, brother of suspect Jamal. Derrick has been charged with Grand Larceny & Conspiracy to Commit Grand Larceny.

    The other suspects 22-year-old Jamal Corbett and 21-year-old Nigel James, were arrested following a chase with police. Officers were called to the bank in the 300 block of S. Battlefield Boulevard at 10:25 a.m.

    According to MPO Kelly O Sullivan, a customer with a deposit box had just been robbed in the parking lot. Police located the suspect vehicle on Poindexter Drive, near I-464 and tried to stop it, but the driver kept going. The vehicle, a black Mercedes, finally stopped in the 1100 block of Holt Street in Norfolk.

    All three people inside got out and ran. I was just getting off work, Antioneal Blagmon, a neighbor said. As soon as I pulled up I just saw police coming from everywhere like they were chasing someone.

    In the Tidewater Gardens neighborhood, people said crime isn t rare, but doesn t mean searches and pursuits in their backyard don t bother them. It s traumatizing to go through this every two weeks, Blagmon said. If somebody s not dying, somebody s getting shot.

    They re shooting in broad daylight and the people are getting crazier and crazier by the day. .

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  • All State Football Teams The 2015 Associated Press all-state football teams as voted on by Nebraska sports writers and sportscasters: CLASS A Position_Name, School, Height, Weight, Grade Receiver_Trystn Ducker, Bellevue West, 5-9, 165, Sr. Receiver_Cade Johnson, Bellevue West, 6-0,175, Sr. Lineman_Tyler Ciurej, Bellevue West, 6-4, 287, Jr.

    Lineman_Jack Domandle, Millard West, 6-4, 280, Sr. Lineman_Gage Grinnell, Grand Island, 6-1, 235, Sr. Lineman_Daniel Jahn, Millard North, 6-2, 275, Sr.

    Lineman_Elijah Zoucha, Millard West, 6-3, 270, Sr. Quarterback_Jadyn Kowalski, Bellevue West, 6-4, 210, Sr. Back_Logan Anderjaska, Millard West, 6-1, 190, Sr.

    Back_Jaylin Bradley, Bellevue West, 6-0, 185, Jr. Back_Jake Matthew, Millard North, 6-2, 235, Sr. Placekicker_Lane McCallum, Norfolk, 6-2, 185, Jr.

    Defense Lineman_Nick Lenners, Lincoln Southwest, 6-4, 250 Sr. Lineman_Zack Sorich, Millard West, 6-2, 205, Sr. Lineman_Elijah Wilson, Omaha Central, 6-4, 250, Sr.

    Linebacker_Quinn Brummer, Millard West, 5-9, 190, Sr. Linebacker_Brody Buck, Millard North, 6-1, 210, Sr. Linebacker_Jack Connelly, Omaha Westside, 6-0, 210, Sr.

    Linebacker_Adrian Kellogg, Millard North, 6-0, 200, Sr. Linebacker_Barrett McDonald, Millard South, 6-2, 215, Sr. Back_Jack Begley, Millard North, 6-3, 210, Jr.

    Back_Chance Hall, Omaha Central, 6-0, 180, Sr. Back_Tate Moyer, Millard North, 6-1, 190, Sr. Punter_Brendan Barnes, Grand Island, 6-1, 195, Sr.

    Honorable mention: Austin Black, Chris Cornish, Jesse Farland, Dillon Hike, Bellevue East; Chris Finn, Diego Galvan, Chris Hahn, Sam Vanderslice, Bellevue West; Dallas Oberg, Miguel Velez, Colton Wolfe, Columbus; Cedric Lee, David Lindsay, Grant Matthies, John Richter, Drew Russell, Creighton Preparatory School; Kyle Bristol, Ethan Ferguson, Christian Harmon, Sean Lambert, Fremont; Chris Doty, Keenan Ketteler, Trey Kissack, Matt Lamb, Adan Redwine, Alec Redwine, Spencer Sidlyck, Grand Island; Alex Harris, Ty Roseberry, Noah Urbanek, Jake Waller, Kearney; Jack Cobb, Nate Netz, Chris Walker, Lincoln East; CorDarrius Bailey, Tyren Baker, Ruon Chuol, Aundra Gilvert, Terry Jones, Anthony Magor, Kobi Smith-Parrott, Lincoln High; Trevin Ball, Caleb Brown, Braden Dey, Tavlin Hunt, Brady Jones, Chase Lauver, Keanu Russell, Lincoln North Star; Caden Highsmith, Trevor Peterson, Tivon Phillips, Lincoln Northeast; Brady McDonald, Martiez Prather, Sterling Smith, Bryson Williams, Lincoln Southeast; Josh Delgado, Bo Els, Kyson Schnell, Lincoln Southwest; Nick Engle, Aaron Gerdes, Ethan Morrison, Dylan Price, Josh Reil, Matt Reid, Andrew Wine, Millard North; Alex Cloyd, Bryce Cooney, Jordan Williams, Millard South; Luke Lallman, Warren Punt, Josh Wallace, Shae Wyatt, Millard West; Devin Denker, Gunner Fuelberth, Bryce Sovereign, Josh Taylor, Alex Thompson, James Walton-Thoene, Aaron Wilken, Norfolk; Brendan Folk, Ki Jana Owens, Ricky Sandoval, Kort Steele, North Platte; Brian Muhia, Omaha Bryan; Jackson Abramo, Josh Baker, Cole Frahm, Arnijae Ponder, Omaha Burke; Jordan Flowers, Corbin Foster, Michael Galeski, Connor Pavlik, Nick Russell, Brandon Wegner, Omaha Central; Austin Heim, Andrew Jones, Grant Martin, Omar Parker, Milton Sargbah, Andrell Sherrod, Jordan Strong, Alex Williford, Omaha North; Michael Minor, Tajuan Phipps, Malik Warner, Omaha Northwest; Tristan Anderson, Noah Fant, Monte McGary, Jalen Tate, Omaha South; Braxton Anderson, Logan Duryee, Mitchell Hagan, Alex Lindquist, Anthony Meeks, Dante Sortino, Omaha Westside; Adam Atkinson, Michael Cargill, Jared Ertz, Chad Lechtenberg, Cal Mathison, Papillion-La Vista; Eathan Archer, Zach Bussard, Triston Fairchild, Cole Jones, Brian Lapke, Dominic Simpson, Papillion-La Vista South; Brian Fiedler, Mason Hetrick, South Sioux City. CLASS B Position_Name, School, Height, Weight, Grade Offense Receiver_Todd Honas, Aurora, 6-0, 200, Sr. Receiver_JJ Schulz, York, 6-0, 185, Sr.

    Lineman_Austin Clarkson, Scottsbluff, 6-6, 270, Sr. Lineman_Shane Henderson, Elkhorn South, 6-0, 290, Sr. Lineman_Logan Hoyt, Plattsmouth, 6-1, 265, Sr.

    Lineman_Christian Peters, Omaha Skutt Catholic, 6-2, 240, Sr. Lineman_Gavin Rush, Aurora, 6-2, 295, Sr. Quarterback_Christian Ellsworth, Northwest, 6-4, 210, Sr.

    Back_Moses Bryant, Elkhorn South, 6-0, 190, So. Back_Emmitt Knight, Gretna, 5-10, 180, Sr. Back_Gage Orton, Plattsmouth, 5-10, 185, Sr.

    Placekicker_Kohlton Bingham, Elkhorn South, 6-2, 180, Sr. Defense Lineman_Trent Hixson, Omaha Skutt Catholic, 6-4, 270, Jr. Lineman_Brad Johnston, Scottsbluff, 6-0, 200, Sr.

    Lineman_Marvin Lazo, York, 6-2, 240, Sr. Lineman_Matt McBride, McCook, 6-2, 220, Sr. Linebacker_Austin Allen, Aurora, 6-8, 220, Jr.

    Linebacker_Grant Bruner, Gretna, 5-11, 195, Jr. Linebacker_Cameron Jurgens, Beatrice, 6-3, 225, So. Linebacker_Tanner Meyo, Elkhorn South, 6-1, 200, Sr.

    Back_Brendan Brehmer, Alliance, 6-0, 180, Jr. Back_Joe Schlager, McCook, 5-9, 180, Sr. Back_Dawson Siemonsma, Plattsmouth, 5-10, 180, Sr.

    Punter_Alec Cromer, Beatrice, 6-5, 225, Sr. Honorable mention: Breckon Reed, Kendall Oberheide, Cole Spady, Kyler Wormstadt, Adams Central; Baden Shelmadine, Bryant Wilson, Alliance; Preston Dibbern, Grant Fox, Dalton Peters, Aurora; Jake Brod, Payton McCubbin, Austin West, Beatrice; Carter Anderson, Zane Boswell, Ethan Cox, Devon Mormuth, Dylan Rahlfs, Blair; Hunter Bradley, Rhett Harms, Ethan Sherman, Crete; Kyle Janvrin, Jack Rogers, Alex Schiefelbein, Adin Stiles, Elkhorn; Connor Ballard, Connor Childs, Connor Ebeling, Brayton Haley, Andrew Hamik, Jack Lyons, Garrett Streeks, Derrick VanderLinden, Braden Wright, Elkhorn South; Brent Barge, Nolan Nelson, Gering; Patrick Arnold, Logan Radik, Jared Samuelson, Chase Templeman, Gretna; Michael Collicott, Blayne Dreher, Sam Reimer, Hastings; Joe Bojorquez, Andy Manzo, Seth Soderlund, Lexington; Jacob Andreasen, Taylor Angele, Bailey Deterding, Alex Kerr, Spencer Scheer, Brock Wordekemper, Lincoln Pius X; Logan Bunger, Riley Loop, Jaret Matson, Zach Schlager, Caleb Sheets, McCook; Jeremiah Connealy, Caiden Groff, Alex Miklas, Mount Michael Benedictine; Jose Garcia, Noah Kasbohm, Darin Sornson, Nebraska City; Brooke Brown, Dylan Davis, Isaiah Daws, Brandon Gannon, Northwest; Hunter Bond, Louis Gray, Travis Reed, Brody Zabel, Norris; Javone Malone, Omaha Benson; Garrett Meyer, Eric Mixen, Austin Sidzyik, Michael Wilmes, Trevor Yanovich, Omaha Gross Catholic; Andrew Lamer, Pat Mucha, Noah Oswald, Gabe Puczulowski, Omaha Roncalli Catholic; Mojo Hagge, Joe LaMontia, Ryan Moritz, Ian Urban, Josh Zeplin, Omaha Skutt Catholic; Matt Rathman, Noah Sabatka, AJ Sharp, Plattsmouth; Kainan Bowyer, Justin Farley, Taylor Murph, Noe Rosas, Ralston; Arturo Chavez, Christian Venzor, Schuyler; Trevor Garcia, Traceton Halley, Ben Heggem, Scottsbluff; Josh Behlen, Brady Fitzke, Evan Fletcher, Bailey Hass, Corbin Ruth, Scott Wolverton, Seward; Seth Janssen, Justin Lawrence, Dillon Ruelas, Ben Warner, Waverly; Jackson Coffin, Alex Kowalski, Simon Otte, Nick Pettigrove, Evan Ronner, York. CLASS C1 Position_Name, School, Height, Weight, Grade Offense Receiver_Brady Bamesberger, Central City, 5-11, 160, Sr.

    Receiver_Rodney Rosier, Boys Town, 5-7, 160, Sr. Lineman_Aiden Burroughs, Norfolk Catholic, 6-4, 295, Sr. Lineman_Carson Fuscher, Columbus Scotus, 6-0, 195, Sr.

    Lineman_Riley Homolka, Wilber-Clatonia, 6-4, 270, Jr. Lineman_Jordan Paup, Central City, 6-3, 230, Jr. Lineman_Blake Schroeder, Holdrege, 6-3, 230, Sr.

    Quarterback_Mitch Carlson, Central City, 6-1, 160, Sr. Back_Trevor Nichelson, Ashland-Greenwood, 5-10, 195, Jr. Back_Baeley Pelster, Columbus Scotus, 5-9, 170, Sr.

    Back_Jared Bubak, Lincoln Christian, 6-4, 235, Sr. Placekicker_Dominic Long, Gothenburg, 5-11, 170, Jr. Defense Lineman_Brandon Breunig, Bishop Neumann, 6-6, 205, Jr Lineman_Aaron Hoff, Norfolk Catholic, 6-2, 240, Sr.

    Lineman_Ben Stille, Ashland-Greenwood, 6-5, 245, Sr. Linebacker_Theo Blum, Bishop Neumann, 6-1, 185, Jr. Linebacker_Jake Bos, Columbus Scotus, 6-0, 200, Sr.

    Linebacker_Marcus Dodson, Columbus Scotus, 6-0, 185, Sr. Linebacker_David Engelhaupt, Norfolk Catholic, 6-4, 230, Sr. Back_Austin Freeman, Pierce, 5-9, 165, Sr.

    Back_Cole Harrington, Columbus Scotus, 5-10, 165, Sr. Back_Zayne Heckenlively, Falls City, 5-8, 170, Jr. Back_Noah Vedral, Bishop Neumann, 6-2, 180, Jr.

    Punter_Connor O Toole, Wilber-Clatonia, 6-2, 205, Sr. Honorable mention: Garris Karr, Jacob Miller, Arlington; Trevor Busenitz, Keaelan Dea, Dawson Grell, Aric Kasuske, Rayce Riecken, Ashland-Greenwood; Joey Dunn, Tristan Unruh, Tyler Wredt, Dallas Yates, Auburn; Jordan Fujan, Reid Jurgensmeier, Nate Kmiecik, Wyatt Svara, Bishop Neumann; David Hansen, Keaton Henry, Blaine Kennedy, Scott Ketteler, Joe O Brien, Boone Central/Newman Grove; Bill Adusei, Orion Quesenberry, Boys Town; Scott Davis, Josey Evans, Tommy McCormick, Broken Bow; Taylor Beck, Kordell Hamer, Vincent Ohlman, Brad Schoch, Central City; Austin Folz, Dylan Johnson, Trent Roth, Trey Shanks, Columbus Lakeview; Evan Chohon, Jackson Kumpf, Sam Novicki, Nathan Tworek, Columbus Scotus; Jake Herz, Tracey Kozak, Sam Simpson, Conestoga; Jordan Henry, Cozad; Brandon Theewen, David City; Trevin Derr, Douglas County West; Jacob Johnson, Paul Mach, Patrick Ondrak, Justyn Franklin, Fairbury; Ben Bauman, Falls City; Dawson Graham, Gothenburg; Jackson Berney, Cooper Rogers, Holdrege; Andrew Harms, Brady Holtmeier, John Husmann, Bryce James, Matt Masker, Kearney Catholic; Jake Mohler, Nic Snodgrass, Dan Stohlmann, Louisville; Cam Carritt, TJ Havlat, Marty Schildt, Milford-Dorchester; Alexis Ciprian, Jonathan Miller, Justin Vollars, Minden; Drew Gilliland, Mitchell; Dylan Kautz, Drew Leise, Matt Miller, Ethan Piper, Justin Timmerman, Myles Vrbka, Norfolk Catholic; Nick Hines, Dawson Poessnecker, North Bend Central; Justin Appleby, Tyson Hostert, Jake Young, O Neill; Jake Estrada, Brittan Hoppens, Grant Packarg, Brandon Raffaeli, Ogallala; Cade Svoboda, Brady Volf, Ord; Derek Asmus, Taggart Bailey, Mason Buckendahl, Brady Starkel, Levi Sudbeck, Pierce; Justen Hall, Peter McNally, Jake Palensky, Mitch Russman, Raymond Central; Cole Fousek, David Gross, Hunter Kocian, St. Paul; Connor Cameron, Tanner Harsin, Mitch McWilliams, Tim Stilmock, Syracuse; Caden Billings, Wyatt Hitchcock, Valentine; Josh Abbott, Dylan Egr, Blake Kaiser, Jordan Ptacek, Nathan Spicka, Ethan Stratman, Wahoo; Brice Broz, Jalen Graham, Zack Keller, Matt Petracek, Derek Tachovsky, Jacob Ulman, Wilber-Clatonia.

    CLASS C2 Position_Name, School, Height, Weight, Grade Offense Receiver_Korbin Hynes, Gibbon, 5-9, 155, Sr. Receiver_Cody Mace, Oakland-Craig, 5-10, 185, Sr. Lineman_Garrett Clark, Sutton, 6-0, 260, Sr Lineman_Blake Huisman, Stanton, 6-4, 230, Sr.

    Lineman_Matt Kindler, Aquinas, 6-2, 195, Sr. Lineman_Ozzie Rodriguez, Gibbon, 5-11, 265, Sr. Lineman_Garrett Stone, Sutton, 6-0, 200, Sr.

    Quarterback_Cole Mitchell, Oakland-Craig, 5-11, 175, Sr. Back_Cody Feist, Yutan, 5-10, 185, Sr. Back_Hunter Fischer, Hastings St.

    Cecilia, 6-1, 195, Sr. Back_Derek Renner, Battle Creek, 6-0, 185, Sr. Placekicker_Grant Schmidt, Hastings St.

    Cecilia, 6-3, 190, Jr. Defense Lineman_Zach Heinke, Logan View, 6-2, 215, Sr. Lineman_ Blake Rainforth, Doniphan-Trumbull, 6-0, 220, Sr.

    Lineman_Hoss Smith, Oakland-Craig, 5-11, 190, Jr. Lineman_Mike Walz, Hastings St. Cecilia, 6-1, 205, Sr.

    Linebacker_Lane Napier, Aquinas, 5-10, 180, Jr. Linebacker_Conner Thiele, Oakland-Craig, 6-2, 215, Sr. Linebacker_Mitch White, Aquinas, 6-0, 195, Sr.

    Back_Conner Kranda, Aquinas, 5-9, 145, Sr. Back_Noah Pelan, Aquinas, 5-9, 160, Sr. Back_Kobe Lade, Battle Creek, 6-2, 185, Sr.

    Back_Bryce Bryn, North Platte St. Patrick s, 6-3, 165, Sr. Punter_Dayton Sealey, Hastings St.

    Cecilia, 6-2, 195, Sr. Honorable mention: Brendon Comte, Kenton Kobza, Spencer Maguire, Aquinas; Thomas Spilinik, Arcadia-Loup City; Lane DeGroff, Luke Kerkaert, Austin Ottis, Archbishop Bergan; Ryan Brauer, Jan-Louw deJager, Wyatt Hamer, Mason Mettler, Aaron Rudloff, Battle Creek; Jerrod Fedorchik, Will Frerichs, Wyatt Pankowski, John Pappas, Bridgeport; Jacub Nichelson, Brayden Obermier, Adrian Turrubiates, Centennial; Jose Guzman, Travis Holcomb, Centura; Braden Schuppan, Trey Sterner, Doniphan-Trumbull; Tyler Drueke, Zach Dwyer, Blake Lutz, Caleb Marlatt, Tyler Oehlerking, Elmwood-Murdock; Riley Chapman, Leyton Hopken, Aaron Poppert, Cody Whitehead, Fillmore Central; Jacobsen Podtburg, Joel Salazar, Holden Scott, Gabe VanEngen, Freeman; Coltin Brown, Tanner Gideon, Wyatt Kee, Bradyn Snell, Devin Stroh, Gibbon; Kendrik Goeden, Stephen Hillis, Sean Kathol, Grant Liese, Hartington Cedar Catholic; Seth Kirkegaard, Zach Kitten, Braden Poppe, Hastings St. Cecilia; Alex Czarnick, Jason Davis, Baylor Hellmuth, Hershey; Jesse Hickey, Nolan Schafer, Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer; Trent Rutledge, Kimball; Garrett Knoell, Logan View; Ryan Brand, John Freudenburg, Lee Grebe, Lutheran High Northeast; Tim Dishman, Austin Glause, Mason Warrelmann, Malcolm; Zac Miller, North Platte St.

    Patrick s; Josh Dixon, Bob Gatewood, Tommy Nelson, Garrett Seagren, Oakland-Craig; Josh Bartz, Andrew Klinger, Krishn Rapoor, Harrison Runnels, Omaha Brownell-Talbot; Quinton Davis, Landon Hornby, Drew Huxol, Palmyra; Leo Markworth, Russell McLean, Corey Ryker, Ponca; Conagher Jonak, Ravenna; Brook Svoboda, Sandy Creek; Nate Grossnicklaus, Jake Hoatson, Carter Smith, Shelby-Rising City; Travis Munstermann, Ian Salts, Southern; Grant King, Mitchael Sieh, Corbin Warnke, Stanton; Zach McMillan, Bobby Muench, Trey Rongisch, Sutherland; Garrett Leach, Tanner Peterson, Tristan Sheridan, Sutton; Jadyn Dightman, Thayer Central; Colby Ensz, Carson Hicks, Alex Jantzen, Shane Jiskra, Cooper Smith, Tri County; Jayce Ellenwood, Matt Ense, Parker Koziol, Tanner Marker, Twin River; Riley Bilstein, Braydon Mlady, West Holt; Lucas Troyer, Wisner-Pilger; Keaton Husak, Wood River; Colton Feist, Levi Kult, Scott Wuster, Yutan. CLASS D1 Position_Name, School, Height, Weight, Grade Offense Receiver_Ty Chaffin, Burwell, 6-4, 200, Sr. Receiver_Breyden Eckhout, Amherst, 6-1, 175, Sr.

    Lineman_Tanner Benge, Hemingford, 6-2, 240, Sr. Lineman_Collin Brown, Blue Hill, 6-3, 330, Jr. Lineman_Sam Morrill, Creighton, 5-11, 225, Jr.

    Quarterback_Riley Tegtmeier, BDS, 6-0, 180, Sr. Back_Andrew Fangman, Elgin Public/Pope John, 5-11, 178, Sr. Back_Tanner Hass, Guardian Angels Central Catholic, 6-1, 205, Sr.

    Placekicker_Omar Ramirez, High Plains, 5-10, 180, Sr. Defense Lineman_Andy Kerkman, Clearwater/Orchard, 6-8, 235, Sr. Lineman_Stuart Rohr, BDS, 6-3, 220, Sr.

    Linebacker_Sam Christensen, BDS, 6-1, 200, Sr. Linebacker_Josh DeMers, High Plains, 6-2, 210, Sr. Linebacker_Ben Elznic, BDS, 6-2, 195, Sr.

    Linebacker_Lane Walton, Creighton, 6-1, 205, Sr. Back_Kale Kleinschmidt, BDS, 5-8, 160, Jr. Back_Victory Sikes, Burwell, 6-1, 190, Sr.

    Punter_Tyler Holz, Bloomfield, 5-11, 205, Sr. Honorable mention: Trevor Adelung, Colten Bergt, Jacob Klingelhoefer, Trey Taubenheim, Amherst; Landon Rohde, Taylor Shea, Michael Shoemaker, Ansley-Litchfield; Gentry Anderson, Robert Gardner, Kiley Jones, Zack Kerner, Arapahoe; August Fishell, Cody Nickel, Axtell; McGwire Mackeprang, Wilson Wagner, Bloomfield; Kody Mans, Blue Hill; Mitchell Atkinson, Jory Carson, Kendall Dickson, Riley Ellwanger, Boyd County; Noel Gines, Holden Stengel, BDS; Tyler Gideon, Jake Hansen, Lane Helgoth, Chase Hoffschneider, Tori Huffmam, Burwell; Maverick Sukstorf, Cedar Bluffs; Bradley Bunner, Kobe Paprocki, Tyrell Pokorney, Seth Thompson, Clarkson-Leigh; Blake Kester, Zach Martin, Alex Olivan, Clearwater-Orchard; Brook Baller, Brandon Borgmann, Ryan Neumann, Creighton; Alex Dubas, Tanner Lamoree, Cross County; Bladen Ahl, Trever Roberts, Tybor Smith, Diller-Odell; Paul Calvert, Dundy County-Stratton; Trevor Havlovic, Skyler Ratkovec, East Butler; Dylan Behnk, Chad Bode, Kyle Kallhoff, Seth Schumacher, Elgin/Pope John; Nate Bartling, Tyrone Hubbard, Chris Quintana, Elm Creek; Clay Dickinson, Jay Lawver, Jesse Wells, Friend; Trevor Conway, Will Meyer, Josh Wetovick, Fullerton; Sheldon Disher, Tanner Ortmeier, Guardian Angels Central Catholic; Ethan Marten, Hartington-Newcastle; Clay Bergen, Austin Stuhr, Heartland; Matthew Davis, Johnny Manning, Hemingford; Tyson Fate, Andrew Schuller, Payton Stevens, Kyler VanHousen, Thomas Young, High Plains; Zach Bayer, Mitchell Brester, Tyler Polacek, Mitchell Prusa, Luke Renter, Howells-Dodge; Carter Beller, Duncan Hanzel, Austin Preister, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family; Colton Davis, Kyle Francois, Hayden Miller, Dylan Pappa, Lourdes Central Catholic; Timothy Hughes, Alex Quinn, Mead; Logan Faeh, Benny Stevens, Andrew Winsterman, Nebraska Christian; Nathan Ewart, Jeffrey Keefe, Ben Riegsecker, Nebraska Lutheran; Garett Allemang, Chris Bentley, Grant White, Neligh-Oakdale; Bill Johnson, Cade Kalkowski, Niobrara/Verdigre; James Bensen, Kolton Lehmkuhl, Shay Messerlie, Devin Soll, Pender; Charles Johnson, Noah Kerchal, Derek Sis, Perkins County; Tyler Friedrich, Nic Jensen, Plainview; Michael Broussard, Kaleb Fischer, Scribner-Snyder; Jared Muhlbach, Shelton; Lafeyette Loper, South Loup; Levi Kamphaus, Twin Loup. CLASS D2 Position_Name, School, Height, Weight, Grade Offense Receiver_Henry Arnold, Falls City Sacred Heart, 6-1, 190, Sr.

    Receiver_Dakota Fitzgerald, Bertrand, 6-2, 180, Sr. Lineman_Reggie Johansen, Falls City Sacred Heart, 6-1, 265, Sr. Lineman_Cameron White, Exeter-Milligan, 6-5, 209, Jr.

    Lineman_Carson Woodman, Kenesaw, 6-4, 235, Sr. Quarterback_Brenden Pelster, CWC, 5-10, 185, Sr. Back_Luke Ericson, Osceola, 6-3, 215, Sr.

    Back_Kyle Wemhoff, Humphrey St. Francis, 5-10, 180, Sr. Placekicker_Jacey Nutter, Sandhills/Thedford, 6-1, 195, Jr.

    Defense Lineman_Cody Ramsey, CWC, 6-4, 225, Sr. Lineman_Cole Wemhoff, Humphrey St. Francis, 6-2, 210, Jr.

    Linebacker_Daniel Libolt, CWC, 5-10, 165, So. Linebacker_Sean Maxson, Exeter-Milligan, 6-1, 180, Sr. Linebacker_Preston Schnitzler, Kenesaw, 5-8, 183, Sr.

    Back_Damien Baumgart, Humphrey St. Francis, 5-10, 170, Sr. Back_Troy Gilligan, Anselmo-Merna, 5-10, 135, Sr.

    Back_Cody Stratman, Wynot, 5-7, 155, Sr. Punter_Austin Lange, Wynot, 6-2, 245, Sr. Honorable mention: Cody Thomas, Allen; Wyatt Gibson, Ashton Hammond, Parker Janicek, Alma; Tyler Chandler, Shaun Christen, Collin Safranek, Keenan Stupka, Cameron Downey, Anselmo-Merna; Grant Dahlgren, Creighton Peterson, Wyatt Wilken, Tyrell Younger, Bertrand; Matt Neiman, Dayne Porter, Levi Simmons, Nate Sitorius, Brady; Connor Croxen, Jacob Green, Zane Patrick, CWC; Tyler Rautenberg, Noah Rutjens, Elkhorn Valley; Tyler Haberman, Brice Morgan, Austin Ostrand, Emerson-Hubbard; Kaleb Gibbens, Eustis-Farnam; Jack Dineen, Trevor Luzum, Jonathon Mounce, Spencer Papik, Kirby Soukup, Sam Zeleny, Exeter-Milligan; Christian Harring, Bryant Jorn, Bailey Witt, Falls City Sacred Heart; Elliott Epp, Matt McCarthy, Garden County; Tucker Gartner, Brett Good, Corey Hoelck, Giltner; Caleb Dowling, Brady Klute, Devin Nissen, Jesse Rasmussen, Hampton; Devin Hueftle, Heartland Lutheran; Evan Classen, Jay Korth, Noah McPhillips, Humphrey St.

    Francis; Jaxson Balm, Austin Griggs, Trey Stutheit, Johnson-Brock; Jake Brunk, Tyson Burr, Daniel Duffy, Kenesaw; Gavin Buschkoetter, Bryce Buscher, Kevin Schroer, Lawrence-Nelson; Rhett Dye, Zach Hellie, Kordell Maestas, Leyton; Marcus Hegy, Montana Riecken, Lyons-Decatur Northeast; Houston Crane, Ryan McKeenan, Maxwell; John Klintworth, Medicine Valley; Brode McIntosh, Gideon Monette, Lance Moore, Samuel Vinton, Mullen; Kraton Gabel, Bennett Nelson, Austin Wieseman, Osceola; Max Frank, Brock Johnson, Caleb Krohn, Tyler Reikofski, Osmond; Ryan Busch, Pleasanton; Grant Brunssen, Denton Kuhl, Drew Loberg, Randolph; Lane Deisley, Justin Shipman, Red Cloud; Dylan Andersen, Riggin Anderson, Cole Hewett, Cade Pokorny, Tyler Swisher, Sandhills-Thedford; Rowan Ford, South Platte; Josh Cuddy, St.

    Mary s; Mason Gee, Thomas Tucker, Jordan Wenzl, Sterling; Tate Schmaderer, Stuart; Trace Claflin, Francisco Orozco, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller; Josh May, Wallace; Brice Barney, Luc Bloomquist, Gaige Hegge, John Rosberg, Wausa; Hayden King, Cory Shoff, Winside; Jalen Wieseler, Wynot.

  • Alleged Rapist in Koh Rong Arrested Khmer Times / Srey Kumneth Monday, 15 February 2016 33 views A fifteen-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a private security guard at her San village house in Preah Sihanouk city s Sok Koh Rong district yesterday morning, according to police. The suspect, Yoy Souch, 30, is a security guard at BESTCAM Company and lives in Rom Peung village in Kampot province s Banteay Meas district. He was arrested yesterday morning and sent to a provincial police office, according to Kol Phally, deputy police chief in Preah Sihanouk province.

    It was a rape case. The minor is a 15-years-old girl. Now I am waiting for the suspect to come to ask him for more information, Mr.

    Phally said, adding that police would then send Mr.

    Souch to provincial court.

  • Amber Rolfzen Wins Third B1G Defensive Award Nebraska junior middle blocker Amber Rolfzen earned her third Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week Award this season on Monday, the conference office announced. Rolfzen helped the Huskers to sweeps of No.

    18 Illinois and No.

    7 Penn State last week with 15 total blocks (2.50 per set), including eight against Penn State. Rolfzen also totaled 17 kills with no errors for a .567 hitting percentage in the two matches.

    The Papillion, Neb., native finished the regular season with a Big Ten-best 1.59 blocks per set in conference play.

    For the season, she was first in blocks (1.57 per set) and fourth in hitting percentage (.372).

    Rolfzen ranks fifth nationally in blocks per set and holds the highest block average by a Husker since Melissa Elmer in 2005 (2.17).

  • Amtrak Train Derails in Northfield, Vermont Amtrak Vermonter train #55 derailed south of Northfield, Vermont, after striking a rock slide on the New England Central Railorad's Roxbury Subdiivision. Amtrak P42DC #102 - the locomotive - and one Amfleet car careened off the rock and were sent down an embankment and through a forested area. The engineer was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and 2 other crew as well as four passengers were treated and released from Central Vermont Hospital in Barre.

    Kevin Burkholder The governor said passengers told him that the train did not appear to be traveling faster than the 59 mph speed limit. The track itself was state-of-the-art, and a freight train passed through the area Sunday night without incident, he said. "There is no reason at this time to believe that there was any negligence on anyone's part," Shumlin said. Nonetheless, investigators will examine inspections records for the track, which is owned by New England Central Railroad, he said.

    The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Railroad Administration sent investigators to the scene. The Federal Railroad Administration announced that the rock slide was the preliminary cause of the derailment. A passenger who was with his wife on a sightseeing trip said the ride was smooth until "we felt something hitting the train, which wasn't normal, and then all hell broke loose." The engineer hit the brakes quickly, "but it was too late," Rodger Bell said.

    The Bells, from Windsor, Colorado, were "tossed around a bit" but weren't hurt, the husband said. He recalled seeing a set of wheels roll past his window just before his car jumped the tracks and ended up on a small embankment. Ahead of him, the engine tumbled down a creek bed, he said.

    The train was the "Vermonter," the daily service that runs between St. Albans, Vermont and Washington, D.C. It is the only Amtrak service that runs on the track.

    It had just left Montpelier and its next scheduled stop was in Randolph when it derailed. A conductor was among the injured, Gina Conn, a reporter for the Times Argus newspaper, told MSNBC. An Amtrak train derailed Monday morning in central Vermont, state police told NBC News.

    BrianABell1980 via Twitter The train is popular at this time of year with tourists looking to soak in the annual fall foliage throughout Vermont and New England. It travels 600 miles between northwestern Vermont and the nation's capital. In 2014, the Vermonter served 88,000 passengers 2 about 241 per day.

    Bell said that after he and his wife got out of their car, they walked down the tracks and gathered with other passengers in a nearby yard, awaiting information on the next step. He said rescue workers "are doing a wonderful job, checking on everybody, making sure they are accounted for." Several dozen passengers were put on school buses headed for an armory near Norwich University, a private military college in Northfield, The Associated Press reported. The accident will put the Vermonter out of service north of Springfield, Massachusetts, for the foreseeable future, as crews remove the rocks, clear diesel fuel from the brook and rebuild the tracks, Shumlin said.

    Passengers who plan to use Amtrak service in that area will be bused to all stations between Springfield and points north along the route. 1 References ^ An Amtrak train derailed Monday morning in central Vermont, state police told NBC News. BrianABell1980 via Twitter The train is popular at this time of year with tourists looking to soak in the annual fall foliage throughout Vermont and New England. It travels 600 miles between northwestern Vermont and the nation's capital.

    In 2014, the Vermonter served 88,000 passengers about 241 per day. Bell said that after he and his wife got out of their car, they walked down the tracks and gathered with other passengers in a nearby yard, awaiting information on the next step. He said rescue workers "are doing a wonderful job, checking on everybody, making sure they are accounted for." Several dozen passengers were put on school buses headed for an armory near Norwich University, a private military college in Northfield, The Associated Press reported.

    The accident will put the Vermonter out of service north of Springfield, Massachusetts, for the foreseeable future, as crews remove the rocks, clear diesel fuel from the brook and rebuild the tracks, Shumlin said.

    Passengers who plan to use Amtrak service in that area will be bused to all stations between Springfield and points north along the route. (media4.s-nbcnews.com) ^ served 88,000 passengers (www.narprail.org)

  • An Audience with Lesley Garrett, AUDEN THEATRE Holt At the AUDEN THEATRE Gresham s School Holt Sunday November 22 nd 7.30pm All Seats 25 Box Office Tel 01263-713444 www.greshams.com/Auden-Theatre 1 Join Britain s most popular soprano for a delightful evening of song, reminiscences and chat. Her behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes will give audiences a unique insight into her life on the stage As well as performing with the English and Welsh National Operas, Lesley has recently starred in Carousel and The Sound of Music and appeared on television shows including Strictly Come Dancing and Loose Women. She has also performed with artists as diverse as Michael Ball, Renee Fleming, Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel and Lily Savage.

    A natural effervescent and powerhouse voice Financial Times www.lesleygarrett.co.uk 2 Related References ^ www.greshams.com/Auden-Theatre (www.greshams.com) ^ www.lesleygarrett.co.uk (www.lesleygarrett.co.uk)