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  • 110th Anniversary of Coronation of King Peter I Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine hosted this evening at the Royal Palace the opening of the exhibition 110 th Anniversary of Coronation of King Peter I . Before the exhibition His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia officiated a service in the memory of His Majesty King Peter I the Liberator at the Royal Chapel of St. Andrew the First Called.

    Guests were addressed by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander II, who officially opened the exhibition, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, and Mr Dragomir Acovic, Chairman of the Crown Council. HRH Crown Prince Alexander welcomed guests and said: My family and I are very happy to wish you a warm welcome tonight. Today, we mark the one hundred and tenth anniversary of the coronation of my great-grandfather King Peter I, the event which had a great historical significance and importance for Serbia.

    From the beginning of his reign, my great-grandfather faced serious obstacles. Serbia was torn by the inner political struggle. His biggest task was the affirmation of the principles of political liberalism, parliamentarism, democracy and its institutions, in the politics and in life in Serbia.

    He felt that it was necessary for further progress, as well as for the access to the developed European countries. His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia has emphasized: We want, our Church and our people, what we have had for centuries. To have a King at the helm of our country.

    Old Serbian proverb says there is no good without a King, and we are waiting for historic circumstances to lign up and to have a Serbian King, and thank God we have the original Serbian Dynasty of Karadjordjevic and our Crown Prince Alexander and we pray that God gives him good health and strength to continue fighting for the benefit of Serbia, as he has done so far, as a worthy descendant of King Peter I and King Alexander I the Unifier. This extraordinary exhibition, whose author Mr Dusan Babac, member of the Privy Council, shows in detail this very important event regarding the positioning of the new Sovereign of Kingdom of Serbia, both domestically and internationally. After that, all European Royal Houses accepted the new King as a brother , while the people s will wasshown by the decision of the National Parliament from 1903 was acknowledged.

    That event has marked a new era in history of Serbia and history of the Balkans. King Peter faced very important and very difficult task to implement principles of the constitution in Serbian political life, the very principles he considered of outmost importance for the country s future development. King Peter I Karadjordjevic was the fifth child of Prince Alexander and Princess Persida (the daughter of Duke Jevrem Nenadovic).

    He was born on St. Peter s Day 11 July 1844. He finished elementary and high school in Belgrade, and continued his education at the Venel Olivier Institute in Geneva.

    After his graduation, Prince Peter went to College Saint Barb in 1861, and then in 1862 he enrolled in the famous French Military Academy of Saint-Cyr and graduated in 1864. King Peter I died 16 August 1921 in Belgrade and was buried in the Mausoleum of St. George in Oplenac.

    Owing to his accomplishments in the Balkan wars and World War I, he was known by the people as King Peter I, The Liberator.

    The 110 th Anniversary of Coronation of King Peter I exhibition will be open for visitors until Friday, October 3, every working day at 11 am and 2 pm, and visitors should announce their visit one day in advance by calling 011 306 4007.

  • 164 – Royal Family's Inside Information - Blue Silver Translations Alright, after rereading some chapters, I think Xue Xing is a brother of the emperor, Xue Ye. However, what threw me off was that all along I had thought Xue Qing He and Xue Beng as quite young. After all, Xue Beng was still studying in the Heaven Dou Academy, and Qing He was still under tutelage, even asked Tang San to call him big brother.

    But suddenly in this chapter, Xue Beng is 30 years, which means Qing He is at least 37.

    All this seems strange.

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  • 2 - Outlander Watch - LiveJournal Brilliant news Outlander fans! Simon Callow (please don't confuse him with Simon Cowell from American Idol and X Factor ) has been cast in the role of the Duke of Sandringham. You may remember Callow from his famous role on Doctor Who as Charles Dickens.

    He was also in Phantom of the Opera (2004) with Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum. He was also in Shakespeare in Love which is a movie I haven't thought about in a long time. You can see more of Mr.

    Callow's acting credits at IMDB 1 . The London actor was born in 1949 and has won many awards which include the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1999 and then Laurence Olivier Theatre award in 1992. Not only do I recognize Callow but I'm thrilled he's going to be our Sandringham.

    I know he'll do a brilliant job and I have to say Casting is doing an amazing job. PS: You do realize this means they are far enough along in production that they need a Sandringham! Next thing you know we'll be needing an Ian Murray and a wee Jamie!

    Stay Tuned!

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  • 2015 draft: Phantom form guide update Draft order: Your club's provisional picks 1 Get to know the next young guns at the NAB AFL Draft Hub Combine wrap: Who starred and moved up the order? Top performers from this year's draft combine 4 3 2 MANY recruiters saw last week's NAB AFL Draft Combine as the final piece of the puzzle as they assess this year's talent pool. So with that now behind us, it is a good time to rank the best 25 players in the draft this year.

    Remember, this is not a mock draft and does not take into account where clubs have picks. It is simply 's rankings of the best players available. The Phantom Form Guide will be updated for a fourth and final time closer to the draft in Adelaide, which will be held on November 24.

    Weitering has been hard to displace from this position all year. His start to the season against VFL opponents rocketed him to the top of the pool and he has remained there since, showing a cool head dealing with the tag as the likely No.1 draft pick. Across the year he continued to float across packs in defence, take big grabs and then set up the play with his damaging right-foot kicking.

    At last week's combine, Weitering ran a 15.1 beep test which puts him in elite territory as a top-end tall prospect. In a strong field of talls in the early part of this year's draft, Schache stands up as one of the best. Schache did his best work in the first half of the season, but continued to kick goals and set others up for the Murray Bushrangers at TAC Cup level after the under-18 championships.

    Schache looks likely to be a top-two pick at November's draft and he would be a deserving selection: this year he has added more grunt to his game, and he can run most of his opponents off their feet. Mills' season ended with another injury, with a hamstring complaint ruling him out of playing on the MCG on Grand Final day for the Allies and from testing at the combine. It was a shame, as a good game on the biggest stage before the premiership decider would have been a nice little reminder of his talents as a competitive, hard-working, strong midfielder.

    Nonetheless, recruiters saw more than enough last year to know the Sydney Swans academy player sits at the very top of this year's draft pool, notwithstanding the fact he played just three games in 2015. All of Parish's game-changing qualities were on show in the Geelong Falcons' qualifying final against North Ballarat, when he collected 27 disposals, had seven tackles, five clearances and eight inside-50s. Parish is tough, composed and is a quick-thinker: he hunts the ball, darts away and doesn't take long to make a decision.

    Parish tested at the combine but didn't stand out in any of the events. That shouldn't be a surprise or a worry. He's a natural footballer and one who steps up a level when the ball is there to get and offers plenty of dash.

    Darcy Parish looks on during the combine. Picture: AFL Media Hopper is a player you can depend on. In the Rebels' finals series he was playing sore but almost willed his side across the line with 27 disposals, two goals and six tackles in their preliminary final defeat to the Oakleigh Chargers.

    The rugged and strong midfielder is composed overhead, clean by foot and trusty around goal. He sat out of testing at the combine with a groin problem that he had carried through the latter stages of the year. Eligible to join the Giants as academy pick, he'll be in GWS colours next year.

    At the start of this season few knew of Kennedy. But after a string of strong early games, he leapt right to the pointy end of the draft as a tall, mobile midfielder who marks well above his head, kicks goals and just keeps doing it. A knee injury saw him miss three months, but he was very impressive at last week's combine, running 14.12 for the beep test, among the best handful in the goalkicking test and inside the top-10 for the vertical jumps.

    Academy star Kennedy living the dream 5 Francis is a jumping, leaping intercept defender who can be damaging in all three areas of the ground. The South Australian was his state's best player during the mid-year championships, and showed his ability to read the ball in the air and also hit the scoreboard when stationed in attack. He will need to continue to build up his aerobic base but has some key essentials, plus an inner competitiveness, that makes him one of the top prospects.

    It's been a long couple of years for Weideman, whose injuries have kept him from getting a consistent run at things. Last year he battled an ankle problem that interrupted his start to this year and it resurfaced before the mid-year carnival, forcing him out for the rest of the season. He couldn't test at the combine, but did do a running session one night, which drew the attention of recruiters at Etihad Stadium.

    Weideman is perhaps the most imposing of the key forwards available. He is big and strong, takes marks, crashes packs and kicks at goal with an uncomplicated style. Sam Weideman remains one of the top key forward prospects.

    Picture: AFL Media One of the most interesting players of the draft pool, it would have been fascinating to see Curnow play a full year of under-18 footy. Just as he was starting to try his hand in the midfield, the burly forward broke down with a knee injury, which saw him miss a large chunk of the middle of the season. But his impact up forward in the final month of the year for the Falcons thrust him back among the best prospects.

    At the combine he showed his athleticism, running a 14.5 beep test and 10:24 minute three-kilometre time trial. Balic's wrist surgery in August saw him unable to complete any testing at the combine, instead spending his time meeting clubs. Plenty like him, because he's able to play in the three different zones of the ground.

    This year he was used as a half-back, half-forward and midfielder, showing creativity whenever he's in possession. Last year Balic was used for the Sandringham Dragons as a deep forward who worked well in tight spaces. This season he has worked up the ground and made the under-18 All Australian team despite managing the wrist problem throughout the year.

    Milera's run of form at senior level has seen him jump up draft boards. The South Australian played some senior footy for Central District in the SANFL earlier this season but it was his performances late in the year which caught the attention. His 25-disposal and five-goal effort against Glenelg was special, particularly having been told by recruiters that week he needed to find more of the ball.

    He missed Central's first final after undergoing minor heart surgery, but returned with a brilliant display in the semi final. The classy half-forward kicked three goals and sent his team into the preliminary final. Heart condition can't stop Milera's progress 6 Probably the most welcome sight at the combine was seeing Burton participating in events after 14 months in the rehab group overcoming the serious leg injury that wiped out his 2015 season.

    The South Australian half-forward, who has designs on becoming a midfielder, ran 3.09 for the 20-metre sprint and did the three-kilometre time trial in under 12 minutes a good effort considering his preparation. Burton remains one of the most talented players in the pool: he can jump and take hangers, kick goals on both feet and tends to step up at big moments in games. You get what you see with Keays.

    He's a ball-winning midfielder who always seems to be in the action, either pulling the ball out of a stoppage or trying to get on the end of a handball to whisk it away. Keays has had a consistent and terrific two years for Queensland, capped this year in captaining his state to a championships victory and winning back-to-back All Australian honours. As a Brisbane Lions academy player the Lions will have first dibs on Keays, who grew up living in Melbourne.

    He finished in the top handful for the three-kilometre time trial at the combine. Few 200cm players can run the 20-metre sprint in 2.97 seconds, but Hipwood showed his rare speed and athletic qualities at the combine. Hipwood is a key defender/forward who plays both positions equally as well and has spent chunks of time at either end this year.

    He's a nice left-foot kick, he leads hard at the ball and when it's at ground level he knows how to bend over and get it. Hipwood is a member of the Brisbane Lions academy, but appears likely to attract a bid from a rival reasonably early in proceedings next month. Eric Hipwood showed incredible pace for his size at the combine.

    Picture: AFL Media Tucker had a solid season across half-back and at times through the midfield, using his speed and zip to break away and set up the play. The North Ballarat Rebels captain is cool under pressure and is able to size up the moment and find a target with his left-foot kicking. He had a quieter end to the season in the TAC Cup finals with the Rebels, but impressed at the combine, registering the third best beep test of all participants (level 15.3).

    Tucker also broke three seconds for the 20-metre sprint (2.98) and ran 10:18 in the time trial. Mathieson's best traits come in his ball hunting. He is another midfielder who is more footballer than athlete, evidenced by his poorer endurance results at the combine.

    But Mathieson is very good at what he does well: his hands are sharp, he's tough and combative, and he can also take a strong overhead mark. Over the course of his last three years from under-16s level to this season Mathieson has stepped up with every level of football he's played and performed well. He should be able to take it into the AFL system as well.

    Jumping up to the senior team for South Fremantle was a good thing for Ah Chee in the back-end of the season, where he showed his flair and skill. There aren't too many small forwards like Ah Chee in the first round of this year's draft, with strong speed, goal sense and reliable ball use. He has some work to do on his endurance but he understands that, and in time he looks a good wingman or half-forward at the top level.

    The recently turned 18-year-old is the younger brother of Port Adelaide's Brendon Ah Chee. The opening night of the combine saw the prospects' skills put under the microscope, with the goalkicking, kicking and clean hands tests taking place. The quick and polished Gresham stamped his class on all three, being a joint winner of the goalkicking and being not too far behind in the other two events.

    It summed him up as a player: the small midfielder is great with the ball in his hands, and barely wastes a disposal. Gresham also backed up his work with the ball with a level 14.1 run in the beep test and ran three seconds flat for the 20-metre sprint. Gresham steals the show at combine's skills testing 7 Collins might be the second best key defender in the draft pool.

    Towards the end of the season he played on Josh Schache at TAC Cup level and handled him well, which closed a year where everything went pretty nicely for the Dandenong Stingrays full-back. Importantly this was the season where Collins went from lock-down player to a defender who can provide some offensive drive with his intercept marking, and solid kicking. Collins doesn't turn 18 until December, but is already a mature body who could step into senior football next year.

    Kieran Collins has a massive frame for a 17-year-old. Picture: AFL Media The left-footed key forward had some exciting moments for the Gippsland Power and Vic Country teams he represented this year, which was his first in the talent pathway. At 200cm, McKay will probably be asked to play as a part-time ruckman at stages in the AFL but he has the movement and athleticism to do that.

    McKay, whose twin Ben is also expected to be drafted, ran 10:58 minutes for the three-kilometre time trial at the combine. Some injuries and jumping between different teams meant Dunkley didn't manage to quite find his rhythm this season. After a back stress fracture ruled him out for most of the first half of the year, Dunkley returned for the last part of Vic Country's successful under-18 campaign.

    He then went to play a string of games for Richmond's VFL side before Dunkley returned for Gippsland Power in the TAC Cup. Dunkley is eligible to join the Sydney Swans as a father-son player, but will wait until after the trade period before deciding whether to nominate or enter an open draft. Bonner couldn't test at the combine as he nursed an ankle injury with a moon boot, which was disappointing given it would have been fun to watch him compete in the skills tests.

    Bonner's most damaging trait is his left-foot kicking: he can pinpoint short passes, set up the play from half-back with long bombs and is trusty when he's got the ball in his hands. His rebounding work out of defence for South Australia at the under-18 carnival saw him named an All Australian, and given his height he is able to play on smaller and taller forwards when required. Oliver is a unique prospect in this year's draft.

    The Morrish medallist is a tough and brutal midfielder who enjoys the harder elements of the game. But he also has some flair, enjoying going forward, taking overhead grabs and kicking a goal. In the final round of the home and away season, Oliver, who missed out on Vic Country's final championship squad, gathered 27 disposals and kicked six goals in a dynamic showing.

    There is plenty of development left in Oliver, who registered a 2.99-second 20-metre sprint time last week and was third overall in his agility run (8.11 seconds). Oliver keen for more after Morrish Medal success 8 Almost singlehandedly Clarke dragged the Eastern Ranges into the TAC Cup Grand Final with a run of form that caught the attention of many. The hard-running midfielder relies on his work ethic to work from one end of the ground to the other, and he likes to reward his efforts by pushing forward and occasionally snagging a goal.

    Clarke's standout game in the finals was his semi-final, when he had 30 disposals, nine marks, six clearances and 10 inside-50 entries. He ticks a few important boxes as a midfielder who could come into the AFL next year and make an impact. Hibberd confirmed why recruiters like him as a possible recruit with a range of strong results at the combine.

    His long-distance running and endurance base was on show in the beep test by finishing second overall with a level 15.4 run, while he also placed in the top-three for the time trial (10:02 minutes). The Tasmanian also won the kicking test, showing poise on both feet, and was among the leading performers in the goalkicking test. Hibberd missed out on last year's draft as he recovered from injury, but has made up for lost time this season as a 19-year-old.

    Mitchell Hibberd catching his breath at the combine.

    Picture: AFL Media References ^ Draft order: Your club's provisional picks ( ^ Get to know the next young guns at the NAB AFL Draft Hub ( ^ Combine wrap: Who starred and moved up the order? ( ^ Top performers from this year's draft combine ( ^ Academy star Kennedy living the dream ( ^ Heart condition can't stop Milera's progress ( ^ Gresham steals the show at combine's skills testing ( ^ Oliver keen for more after Morrish Medal success (

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  • 34 Pictures That Prove the Royal Family Is Full of Animal ... Have you ever wondered what happens when a bee flies up a prince's sleeve or when the queen comes face to face with a goat? The royal family is known for their love of dogs and horses, but what about the remaining creatures, great and small? On their travels around the world 1 , the group has been introduced to numerous spiny, scaly, feathered, and furry friends with mixed responses while their own faithful companions have provided much love and entertainment over the years.

    From cute to comical, awesome to awe-inspiring, here are some of our favorite pictures of the royals with animals.

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  • 44 years since King Peter II's death commemorated at Oplenac On the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the death of HM King Peter II 1 , a memorial service for the late King was held at the Royal Family Mausoleum of St. George 2 in Oplenac , after which wreaths were laid at his tomb. On behalf of HRH Crown Prince Alexander II a wreath was laid by Mr.

    Predrag Markovic 3 , member of the Crown Council. King Peter II of Yugoslavia was born in Belgrade 6 September 1923 as the first born son of King Alexander I 4 and Queen Maria of Yugoslavia. His Godparents were King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother of Great Britain).

    His education commenced at The Royal Palace Belgrade after which he went to Sandroyd School in England, which he left after his father s assassination in 1934. Since King Peter II was 11 years old and underage at the time of his father s assassination, a regency was formed consisting of three regents including his great uncle Prince Paul Karadjordjevic 5 . The Second World War forced King Peter II to leave the country along with the Yugoslav Government initially to Greece, Palestine and then to Egypt.

    King Peter II then joined other monarchs and leaders of German occupied Europe in London in June 1941. There King Peter was regarded by the people of Yugoslavia as the symbol of resistance against Nazism. King Peter II completed his education at Cambridge University and joined the Royal Air Force.

    King Peter II never abdicated. Initially King Peter II lived in exile in London with his wife Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark and their son Crown Prince Alexander who was born in 1945. He spent the last years of his life in America.

    After a long and grave illness, King Peter II died 3 November 1970 in Denver Hospital Colorado, and he was buried at the St. Sava Monastery Church in Libertyville Illinois. He was the only king buried in the United States.

    The King s remains were transferred to the Royal Family Mausoleum of St. George in Oplenac 26 May 2013 when a State Funeral took place. References ^ HM King Peter II ( ^ Royal Family Mausoleum of St.

    George ( ^ Mr.

    Predrag Markovic ( ^ King Alexander I ( ^ Prince Paul Karadjordjevic (

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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 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.

    We hope you will find something for the whole family to enjoy at the show, including your dog. Visit our show events and attractions pages online to view a selection of the fantastic displays on offer at the Game Fair. 2 See more details about the fair here 3 advert We can promote your business 4 every week on the Iceni Post!

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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 1 .

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  • 7 Royal Families That Are Still Living The Royal Life In Modern India The words Maharaja or Nawaab conjure up images of grandeur, palaces, Rolls Royces and a jet-setting lifestyle. But cut to the 21st century, you can't help but think that are the royals still living an opulent life? Well, not all of them but a few are for sure.

    1. The Mewar Dynasty Rana Sriji Arvind Singh Mewar is the 76th custodian of the Mewar dynasty. The family owns heritage hotels, resorts and charitable institutions across Rajasthan and has a collective staff of over 1,200 people to run them!

    This includes the beautiful Jag Mandir Island Palace on Lake Pichola. I mean, just look at this beauty. Source: ScenicUdaipur 1 2.

    The Wadiyar Dynasty The 23-year-old Yaduveera Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar is the present titular Maharaja of Mysore and the head of the Wadiyar dynasty. It is said that the family has properties and assets amounting to Rs.

    10,000 crore . Yes, you read that correctly.

    Source: FableFeed 2 3. The Royal Family of Alsisar The 16th scion of the royalty of Alsisar, Abhimanyu Singh is currently the head of the family and is otherwise known as the Raja of Khetri. Under the family name, he owns a haveli in Jaipur and in Ranthambore each.

    What s more, he is also the co-sponsor of an annual EDM festival, Magnetic Fields! Talk about being royal and cool. Source: GQ India 3 4.

    The Royal Family of Rajkot While most next-generation royals are converting ancestral properties into heritage hotels, the royal family of Rajkot is taking enterprise to a whole new level. The head of the family, Yuvraj Mandhatasinh Jadeja has invested nearly 100 crores in bio-fuel development and hydropower plants. He has also tied up with US Pizza to set up outlets across Gujarat.

    Source: GearboxMagazine 4 5. The Gaekwads of Baroda After being crowned as the Gaekwad of Baroda, Samarjitsinh Gaekwad recently inherited property worth over Rs.

    20,000 crores . This comprises nearly 2,000 acres of prime residential, commercial and industrial real estate, including 600 acres around the magnificent 187-room Laxmi Vilas Palace.

    The prince recently constructed a personal 10 hole golf course for himself in the palace. Phew! Source: Outlook India 5 6.

    The Royal Family of Jodhpur Apart from a few forts and palaces, the family owns the world s largest private residence - the Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur. However, a part of the palace is managed by the Taj Group as a heritage hotel in partnership with the family. Source: SelectRajasthan 6 7.

    The Royal Family of Bikaner The current heir of the royal family is former shooter and Arjuna Award winner, Princess Rajyashree Kumari. At present, she is the Chairperson of many charitable trusts in Rajasthan and is also the owner of the opulent palace and heritage hotel, Lalgarh Mahal. Source: AudreyAndThane 7 You may never get to live the royal life but you can soon experience it in all its splendour in the comforts of your living room.

    The grandeur of Indian royalty comes alive on Zee TV's magnum opus "Kellogg's presents Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani co powered by Kent RO," from 27th July 2015 , Monday to Friday, at 9:30 PM.

    You can catch the making here . 8 Feature image source: Wikipedia 9 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER Subscribe to ScoopWhoop.

    Our newsletters will light up your inbox References ^ Source: ScenicUdaipur ( ^ Source: FableFeed ( ^ Source: GQ India ( ^ Source: GearboxMagazine ( ^ Source: Outlook India ( ^ Source: SelectRajasthan ( ^ Source: AudreyAndThane ( ^ here. ( ^ Feature image source: Wikipedia (

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  • 9 Beautiful Things the Royal Family Said About Princess Diana ... In the years since Princess Diana's tragic death, the royal family has said some incredibly moving things in her memory. People all over the world admired Diana for her beauty, her grace, and her strength. She worked tirelessly to improve the lives of disadvantaged children.

    She supported the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. She was a humanitarian, a role model, and, most of all, a loving mother. It's no wonder the royal family still praises Diana today.

    Keep reading for some of the most touching comments from Prince Harry, Prince William, and Queen Elizabeth about Princess Diana.

    If you adore her as much as we do, you're sure to get a little misty-eyed after reading these.

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  • 9/11 Conspirator Admits Saudi Royal Family Funded Al-Qaeda Attacks "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer," appears to be the 'do-nothing-stupid' strategy that Washington continues to play in The Middle East. How else to explain the continuing 'close-ally' relationship with Saudi Arabia given that, as Reuters reports, 1 Zacarias Moussaoui - a former al Qaeda operative imprisoned for life for his role in the Sept.

    11, 2001 attacks - has told lawyers for victims of the attacks that members of the Saudi royal family supported the Islamic militant group. Saudi officials were quick to denounce these statements as those of "a deranged criminal whose own lawyers presented evidence that he was mentally incompetent," as he includedsome "extremely famous" Saudi officials as 'donors' during Osama bin Laden's tenure.

    A former al Qaeda operative imprisoned for life for his role in the Sept.

    11, 2001, attacks has told lawyers for victims of the attacks that members of the Saudi royal family supported the Islamic militant group. Zacarias Moussaoui made the statements in testimony filed in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday by lawyers for attack victims who accuse Saudi Arabia in a suit of providing material support to al Qaeda. He said a list of donors from the late 1990s that he drafted during al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's tenure included some "extremely famous" Saudi officials, including Prince Turki al-Faisal Al Saud, a former Saudi intelligence chief. "Shaykh Osama wanted to keep a record who give money because ...

    who is to be listened to or who contribute to - to the jihad," said Moussaoui, a 46-year-old French native who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges in 2005. ... In Washington, the Saudi embassy said on Wednesday that Moussaoui's claims appeared aimed at undermining Saudi-U.S. relations and contradicted findings of the 9/11 Commission in 2004 that there was no evidence of Saudi funding of al Qaeda. "Moussaoui is a deranged criminal whose own lawyers presented evidence that he was mentally incompetent," the Saudi embassy said. "His words have no credibility." The testimony was filed in opposition to Saudi Arabia's latest bid to dismiss lawsuits that began more than a decade ago.

    Moussaoui made his statements in October at the super-maximum security prison in Florence, Colorado, where Moussaoui has been held since being sentenced to life in 2006. He wrote a letter offering to testify. Families of Sept.

    11 victims allege that Saudi Arabia and a government-affiliated charity knowingly provided funding and other material support to al Qaeda that helped it carry out the attacks. ... Most of the 19 attackers were Saudi nationals who hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon near Washington, D.C., and into a field in Pennsylvania after passengers revolted. When Barry Met Sally...

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  • 9/11 Conspirator Admits Saudi Royal Family Funded Al-Qaeda Attacks "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer," appears to be the 'do-nothing-stupid' strategy that Washington continues to play in The Middle East. How else to explain the continuing 'close-ally' relationship with Saudi Arabia given that, as Reuters reports, 1 Zacarias Moussaoui - a former al Qaeda operative imprisoned for life for his role in the Sept.

    11, 2001 attacks - has told lawyers for victims of the attacks that members of the Saudi royal family supported the Islamic militant group. Saudi officials were quick to denounce these statements as those of "a deranged criminal whose own lawyers presented evidence that he was mentally incompetent," as he includedsome "extremely famous" Saudi officials as 'donors' during Osama bin Laden's tenure.

    A former al Qaeda operative imprisoned for life for his role in the Sept.

    11, 2001, attacks has told lawyers for victims of the attacks that members of the Saudi royal family supported the Islamic militant group. Zacarias Moussaoui made the statements in testimony filed in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday by lawyers for attack victims who accuse Saudi Arabia in a suit of providing material support to al Qaeda. He said a list of donors from the late 1990s that he drafted during al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's tenure included some "extremely famous" Saudi officials, including Prince Turki al-Faisal Al Saud, a former Saudi intelligence chief. "Shaykh Osama wanted to keep a record who give money because ...

    who is to be listened to or who contribute to - to the jihad," said Moussaoui, a 46-year-old French native who pleaded guilty to terrorism charges in 2005. ... In Washington, the Saudi embassy said on Wednesday that Moussaoui's claims appeared aimed at undermining Saudi-U.S. relations and contradicted findings of the 9/11 Commission in 2004 that there was no evidence of Saudi funding of al Qaeda. "Moussaoui is a deranged criminal whose own lawyers presented evidence that he was mentally incompetent," the Saudi embassy said. "His words have no credibility." The testimony was filed in opposition to Saudi Arabia's latest bid to dismiss lawsuits that began more than a decade ago.

    Moussaoui made his statements in October at the super-maximum security prison in Florence, Colorado, where Moussaoui has been held since being sentenced to life in 2006. He wrote a letter offering to testify. Families of Sept.

    11 victims allege that Saudi Arabia and a government-affiliated charity knowingly provided funding and other material support to al Qaeda that helped it carry out the attacks. ... Most of the 19 attackers were Saudi nationals who hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon near Washington, D.C., and into a field in Pennsylvania after passengers revolted. When Barry Met Sally...

    References ^ Reuters reports, (

  • 93rd Anniversary death of HM King Peter I the Liberator His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadija with clergy served a Holy Liturgy and Requiem at the Church of St. George in Oplenac today on 93 rd Anniversary of the death of HM King Peter I the Liberator .

    1 2 After the service, Mr Predrag Markovic 3 , member of the Crown Council laid a wreath on the behalf of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander II, a great grandson of HM King Peter I the Liberator. Wreaths were laid also by representatives of the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs on behalf of the Government of Serbia, Ministry of Defence and Army of Serbia, the Foundation of King Peter I in Topola and members of the Association for preserving tradition of wars of liberation, and other admirers of King Peter I.

    King Peter I the Liberator died in Belgrade in 1921, was one of most significant Serbian rulers. He ascended to the throne after the May Coup d Etat. His reign was marked by annexation crisis, Customs War with Austria Hungary, First Balkan War and the Great War, from which Serbia emerged victorious, after great victories in Kumanovo, Bregalnica, Cer, Kolubara River, and Thessaloniki front.

    Serbia suffered huge casualties, but brought its statehood legacy into the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. King Peter I the Liberator is highly appreciated by the Serbian people, because of his heroism, democratic views (the King translated John Stuart Mill s essay On Liberty 4 ), respect for people and modesty. References ^ Church of St.

    George ( ^ HM King Peter I of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes ( ^ Mr Predrag Markovic ( ^ John Stuart Mill s essay On Liberty (

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  • A Ballot for free tickets to a celebration marking the Queen's 90th ... Some 5,000 places are up for grabs for a spot on The Long Walk in the grounds of Home Park, Windsor Castle, on Sunday May 15 the final night of The Queen s 90th Birthday Celebration show. Half of the tickets will be drawn from local Windsor residents who apply, but the remainder will be open to all. Seated tickets to watch the four-night theatrical spectacular which will feature 900 horses and 1,500 participants including musicians, dancers and choirs, as well as famous actors and artists sold out within hours in November.

    But members of the public can now apply for the chance to win a free place to a pre-performance party on the grass beside The Long Walk where they will see celebrities arriving on the red carpet and watch the final performance outdoors on giant screens with the castle in the backdrop. Members of the Royal Family will attend the show each night, and the Queen will go to the Sunday night performance, which will be broadcast live on ITV and hosted by TV presenter duo Ant and Dec. A spokesman for HMQ90 said: The Long Walk evening is expected to have a great party atmosphere for the 5,000 ticket holders with food stands, picnicking opportunities and entertainment to enjoy against the stunning backdrop of Windsor Castle.

    Members of the public can apply for up to four tickets and have four weeks to register online at or in writing at: Celebration on The Long Walk, The Old Booking Hall, Windsor Royal Shopping, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PJ. The ballot will close on Monday March 14, winners will be randomly drawn and winning applicants will be notified by email by the end of March. The show, which is being staged each night from May 12-15, will tell the story of the Queen s life, and singer Katherine Jenkins will be among those performing.

    The Queen turns 90 on April 21. Commemorations will also centre on her official birthday weekend in June with a mass street party in The Mall, a service of thanksgiving at St Paul s Cathedral and the traditional Trooping the Colour ceremony. Source: EXPRESS CO UK Related Posts Queen s Birthday Program Revealed Organisers are already planning a four-day extravaganza to celebrate the Queen turning 90 1 Reports reveal that 25,000 tickets have been sold for Queen Elizabeth II s 90th birthday, within hours after it went on sale last Tuesday 2 Queen Elizabeth II will feature on two new stamps in celebration of her 89th birthday on April 21 3 The Duchess of York, celebrate her 55th birthday at Windsor Castle 4 The royal family didn t exactly give Michelle the red carpet treatment 5 Prince George: From Gifts to Parties, What to Expect From His First Birthday Celebrations 6 The monarch, who had her first riding lesson at the age of three, was spotted riding in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire 7 The Queen, Sophie and Louise had also all stepped out at the Horse Show on Friday 8 Queen Elizabeth Spotted on Daily Horse Ride, While Prince William and Prince Harry Attend Polo Match See the Pics! 9 The Queen made one of the most touching speeches to which I have ever listened and I, like many others, could hardly control my emotions 10 Properties of the Royal Family 11 There aren t different rules for anybody even if they are Royals 12 Queen s Birthday Street Party Who Will Be Invited? 13 The Queen will become the longest-reigning British monarch on 9 September 14 Despite her unquestionable historic achievement, the 89-year-old Queen has requested no celebrations on 9 September 15 Images Collections 01: Trooping the Colour celebrates Queen s official birthday 16 The Earl and Countess of Wessex s son James, Viscount Severn, celebrates his seventh birthday on 17 December 17 Queen to spend more time away from Buckingham Palace in Balmoral and Windsor 18 Queen attends Trooping the Colour ceremony 19 Queen Elizabeth II turns 88: Take a look at our youthful and active Queen 20 Images Collections 2: Thousands join Queen to celebrate birthday during Trooping the Colour ceremony 21 The Palace is focusing its attention on preparations for her 90th birthday in April next year 22 Queen startled by mad horse attacks police.

    Amazing! 23 The Mall flooded in red during Trooping the Colour 24 Related Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge are expected to visit Taj Mahal in April this year Viewers took to Twitter to complain, pointing out that he was just a little boy and urging the presenter to cheer up Prince Harry was on uncle duty today when he accompanied the Duchess of Cambridge and her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte to a Royal Family Christmas lunch England s rugby team have crashed out of the Rugby World Cup after losing 13-33 to Australia at Twickenham I believe credit unions can change the way we talk and think about savings and loans A new photographic display celebrating the Queen s reign is to go on show at Buckingham Palace on the day she becomes the longest reigning monarch I don t think they want to revisit this period of time when Prince Charles image was an all-time low and Camilla was being abused in the streets. This was a bad period for them Watch Video Is this the ghost of Princess Diana or an optical illusion? Prince Harry was met by the Sultan s cousin in the absence of the ruler himself Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip attend Swedish Sports Gala The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are to join Prince Charles and Camilla at events in France commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in the summer Catherine Duchess of Cambridge recently skipped the wedding of a couple of Prince William s good friends and there were all sorts of rumors as to the reasons why Camilla was due to attend last night s annual event, to which the Duchess of Cambridge wore one of Diana, Princess of Wales s favourite tiaras, but had to pull out on the advice of her doctors Video Must Watch:The Most famous moments of the Cambridge s Royal Family Longtime Royals Reporter Divulges the Unspoken Rules for Covering Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Hollywood star Ellen Page has taken to Twitter to criticise the Queen for awarding an MBE Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge broke with tradition, as well as royal protocol, by choosing to have her Christmas dinner this year with husband Prince William and her parents A shopping list of must-have products that have been tried and tested by from other A-list mothers The duke and duchess of Cambridge took their 17-month-old son Prince George to visit Santa Claus in Thusford, Norfolk William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, who lived on the island of Anglesey for four years, said they were delighted to be returning to Wales The Prince of Wales spoke of the importance of getting more young people qualified in engineering jobs The Queen was joined by her sons, Prince Charles, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew, and her daughter in law the Duchess of Cornwall Elizabeth II may face legal challenge over Koh-i-noor Watch the video on Princess Diana Dress collection being sold at an auction Duchess of Cambridge Baby Number 2 To Still Have Cressida Bonas As Godmother?

    Duchess Of Cambridge Gives Sisterly Advice To Prince Harry s Ex-Girlfriend Actress, Cressida, looked chic in the simple design that covered her toned arms from the winter cold Yes, she s getting married at the one and only Kensington Palace International Kiss A Ginger Day, here s some famous redheads that none of us would say no to smooching A new book chronicling the faith of Queen Elizabeth II has been released ahead of her 90th birthday this April Long-standing Labour activist Eileen Davidson volunteer was handed her MBE by Prince Charles References ^ Queen s Birthday Program Revealed Organisers are already planning a four-day extravaganza to celebrate the Queen turning 90 ( ^ Reports reveal that 25,000 tickets have been sold for Queen Elizabeth II s 90th birthday, within hours after it went on sale last Tuesday ( ^ Queen Elizabeth II will feature on two new stamps in celebration of her 89th birthday on April 21 ( ^ The Duchess of York, celebrate her 55th birthday at Windsor Castle ( ^ The royal family didn t exactly give Michelle the red carpet treatment ( ^ Prince George: From Gifts to Parties, What to Expect From His First Birthday Celebrations ( ^ The monarch, who had her first riding lesson at the age of three, was spotted riding in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire ( ^ The Queen, Sophie and Louise had also all stepped out at the Horse Show on Friday ( ^ Queen Elizabeth Spotted on Daily Horse Ride, While Prince William and Prince Harry Attend Polo Match See the Pics! ( ^ The Queen made one of the most touching speeches to which I have ever listened and I, like many others, could hardly control my emotions ( ^ Properties of the Royal Family ( ^ There aren t different rules for anybody even if they are Royals ( ^ Queen s Birthday Street Party Who Will Be Invited? ( ^ The Queen will become the longest-reigning British monarch on 9 September ( ^ Despite her unquestionable historic achievement, the 89-year-old Queen has requested no celebrations on 9 September ( ^ Images Collections 01: Trooping the Colour celebrates Queen s official birthday ( ^ The Earl and Countess of Wessex s son James, Viscount Severn, celebrates his seventh birthday on 17 December ( ^ Queen to spend more time away from Buckingham Palace in Balmoral and Windsor ( ^ Queen attends Trooping the Colour ceremony ( ^ Queen Elizabeth II turns 88: Take a look at our youthful and active Queen ( ^ Images Collections 2: Thousands join Queen to celebrate birthday during Trooping the Colour ceremony ( ^ The Palace is focusing its attention on preparations for her 90th birthday in April next year ( ^ Queen startled by mad horse attacks police.

    Amazing! ( ^ The Mall flooded in red during Trooping the Colour (

  • A Flickering Smile | Royal Family KIDS ONE LOOK AT CALEB AND YOU COULD FEEL HIS OVERWHELMING PAIN: his eyes held a sadness no eight-year-old child should have to bear. His silence spoke volumes. He couldn t look any adult in the eye.

    But as the week of Royal Family KIDS Camp progressed, so did Caleb. A flickering smile. The flash of a dimple.

    A chuckle he just couldn t contain. We watched with joy as Caleb opened up, let down his guard and became a regular kid. That s what happens when hurting children begin to heal when they feel safe, when they experience real love.

    One afternoon at camp, Caleb was digging in the sand near the water. His Counselor asked what he was doing. Caleb said, I m digging for pirate treasure.

    His Counselor replied, What will you do with the treasure once you find it?

    Caleb, not missing a beat in his intense pursuit of treasure, said, I am going to buy myself my own Royal Family KIDS Camp so I never have to leave.

  • 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 new identity for the Royal Family's hospital Thu, 29 Jan 2015 | By Angus Montgomery 1 King Edward VII s Hospital in London a private hospital favoured by the Queen and the Royal Family is rolling out a new identity created by Offthetopofmyhead. Patients at the Marylebone hospital have included the Queen herself, who had knee surgery there in 2003, Prince Philip and the Duchess of Cambridge. The hospital was founded in 1899, initially to treat wounded officers returning from the Boer War.

    Offthetopofmyhead was appointed in September after a three-way credentials pitch and tasked with creating a new identity for the hospital to support a new marketing and fundraising strategy. Offthetopofmyhead founder and creative director John Spencer says the hospital wanted to breathe fresh air into its identity without upsetting it . He adds: King Edward VII s cipher has been the hospital s logo for around 100 years.

    It s a massively valuable asset because no one else can use it and its graphic individuality distinguishes it from all its competitors. He adds: The old logo looked tired and was difficult to use The cipher had been redrawn many times and had lost its form and become illegible. Spencer says there were also many representations of the cipher used around the hospital some of them are old and some more recent and they re all very different.

    Spencer worked with typographer Alan Meeks to create a new logo and headline typeface for the hospital. The typeface is called Agnes Sans and takes its name from one of the hospital s co-founders Agnes Keyser. Spencer says the new two-colour logo is inspired by a Coronation mug from 1902.

    The identity is supported by a supergraphics created from the cipher, which can be used on their own or alongside photography.

    References ^ Angus Montgomery (

  • A portrait of Norway's King Olav V / Columns / The Foreigner ... As Norway s Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja celebrate 25 years on the throne this weekend, The Foreigner takes a look at King Harald s father, called The People s King . Queen Maud (L), Crown Prince Olav (C), and King Haakon (R). The Norwegian Royal Family Photo: National Archives of Norway Carl-Erik Grimstad, associate professor at Kristiania University College, and at one time deputy private secretary to King Harald V, explains the origins of this title in an interview.

    I think the image as People s King mainly has to do with the fact that he became a symbol of Norwegian resistance in WWII. He was a refugee, living in London and the States, and even acting head of defence between 1944 and 1945. Olav was an experienced politician in many ways from his work in London 1 in exile with very close ties to Norwegian political system, according to Mr Grimstad, a political scientist and multi-year royal researcher.

    But at the same time, he kept a distance. He also became a symbol of rebuilding the country in the 25-year-period following the Second World War 2 . He travelled all over Norway, especially to the North 3 , where the Nazis practiced their scorched earth policy 4 .

    Olav became very popular. The Norwegian monarchy had sort of reinvented itself during WWII. It wasn t very popular during the 1920s and 30s, and the discussion regarding Norwegian governmental organisation didn t exist following WWII.

    Moreover, discussing the former government then became a taboo. And people were not forthcoming in discussing republicanism 5 before 1990. Up to 1990, 90% of the Norwegian population were in favour of a monarchy.

    King Olav V had the support from political Parties and intellectuals which is very rare, as intellectuals do not traditionally support one, Mr Grimstad says. A scepticism to modernity TM King Harald V and Queen Sonja S lve Sundsb /The Royal Palace Then support for the Norwegian monarchy fell during the 1990s, which was quite a contradiction, really, as Olav was quite authoritarian. He was part of old school; brought up in European dynasties.

    He celebrated royal birthdays at Sandringham, and had close ties to the British and Danish monarchy. He was a very likeable person but very strict. Of course, like all of us, he had his challenges.

    His son, Harald, and daughters Princess Astrid 6 and Princess Ragnhild 7 married commoners, explains Mr Grimstad. He was very sceptical to his daughter-in-law, the present Queen Sonja. They didn t get on very well at first.

    The old king was a widower, and not used to having a modern woman in his house. Olav had spent the greater part of his life unmarried. It is also well-known that the old king had a terrible temper.

    He got very angry when things didn t go his way which wasn t very often, Mr Grimstad continues. It s common knowledge that his family had to suffer from his temper. That said, in many ways, his son, Harald, is more the People s king than Olav.

    The present king is more likeable, closer to his people than his father was, has a greater sense of empathy, and on the whole is a man who is everybody s friend. The challenge of close ties Queen Maud and Crown Prince Olav 1906 National Archives of Norway Olav was born in Appleton House, Norfolk, in 1903 to Haakon VII of Norway (Prince Carl of Denmark until 1905, taking the name Haakon when he was elected King of Norway) and Princess Maud 8 of Wales (Edward VII s daughter). He later became an athlete, ski jumping from Oslo s Holmenkollen ski 9 jump and participating in many regattas.

    An active sailor until well into older life, he had won Gold in the six-metre class at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. He married his first cousin, Princess M rtha 10 of Sweden, in 1929. M rtha died of cancer in October 1954 at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet.

    She was buried at the Royal Mausoleum at Akershus Castle He Olav ran the Royal Palace in Norway like a male bastion. More or less all is staff was made up of military, with only one female staff member, remarks Carl-Erik Grimstad. At the same time, his advantage as king was his sense of adaptability.

    He was initially opposed to gender equality, but had to adapt to it. Things changed from 1990, when the present king took over. The palace has had several strong women in leadership there for the last 20 years.

    What can you say about then Crown Prince Olav 11 in Britain during WWII 12 ? I wish to stress fact that he was baptised at the church in Sandringham in 1903, the year he was born. He had very close ties to his relatives.

    Moreover, the British form of government has always been very different to that of the Norwegian one. This presented him with a challenge as to how to adopt this form in Norway but at the same time keep his standing with the establishment. Princess M rtha and King Olav (1929) Mittet & Co A/S/National Archives Norway Olav was also very closely connected with Queen Elisabeth the Queen Mother and they were very good friends.

    Olav went to London every autumn following WWII, staying for 3 to 4 weeks at a time at his residence at the Norwegian Embassy in Palace Green. He spoke excellent English too. A hitherto unparalleled national mourning Olav V passed away 13 on 17th January 1991, the first night of Operation Desert Storm.

    What can you say about his death and the military campaign? Olav had suffered a stroke the year before and wasn t really acting as king during 1990. His son, Harald, says that the two incidents are connected and ultimately, he is the best witness to what happened.

    Olav was watching TV at the time, and the event made very strong impression on him. He had experienced wartime life in London, and I think he had a much greater experience with war than most Norwegians have. He had tried his very best to encourage the peace process after WWII, Mr Grimstad says.

    Child's painting expressing condolences The Royal Palace/Nat. Archives Norway I was at the Norwegian Embassy in Madrid the night he died when the telephone rang with the news. I was there planning a visit to Spain by then Crown Prince and Princess in March or April that year.

    His passing gave rise to what was described as national mourning on a scale that Norway had never experienced before . Why was this, do you think? I wasn t in Norway the first couple of days after his death, but the mourning process was very Catholic.

    My office window faces the Palace grounds, and there were just 2-3 candles placed in a pile of snow in the Palace Square in front at the beginning. Then suddenly, things exploded. There were thousands of candles, papers, and drawings.

    Children came to visit the mourning symbol in their hundreds, and visiting the pile of snow became a national icon, comments Mr Grimstad. Moreover, using candles in this way was not very common in Norway in the 1990s. Graveyards in the 70s and 80s didn t really have many candles placed there; there s was quite a Protestant way of looking at things.

    People were also quite hesitant to grieve in public. I also think that the grieving had something to do with the Gulf War, which dominated the news. People were insecure, quite anxious for the future, Mr Grimstad concludes.

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  • A Royal Festive lunch: Royal Family members gather at Buckingham ... Christmas has well and truly arrived as members of The Royal Family gathered together this week for Christmas lunch. From Her Majesty The Queen to Princess Alexandra, both the old & young generations of royals swarmed Buckingham Palace for the festive occasion. The Duke of Cambridge alongside the Duchess of Cambridge were in attendance as waiting crowds attempted to get a glimpse of them.

    Prince George arrived separately with his nanny a bit later. Upon departing, William, Kate, George and their nanny left together. The young Prince s Uncle Harry arrived alone at the palace and gave the photographers a smile as his chauffeur drove him inside.

    Others members of the family who were in attendance include Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, The Duke of Gloucester, Princess Beatrice of York as well as most of the senior royals. The Queen s annual pre-Christmas lunch is a royal tradition and takes place every year. It is a chance for Her Majesty to mingle with distant relations, who are not invited to join her at the Sandringham Estate on Christmas Day.

    This is one of the few occasions where all of the members of the Queen s family gather together.

    Another royal tradition is the most senior members of the royals appearing alongside the monarch at the traditional Christmas morning church service.

    Featured photo credit: Tom Page 1 References ^ Tom Page (

  • A Royal Response To A Nursery's Monarchy Project CHILDREN at Oak Tree Nursery have been learning about Her Majesty the Queen, who has also helped them with their project. The children, aged between three and four years, have been finding out about the Queen and her family and produced a book containing facts about Queen Elizabeth. As part of their research, they made crowns, produced drawings and paintings of the Queen, as well as talking part in a Royal tea party.

    The children wanted to share their creativity with the Queen and forwarded on to her a selection of drawings and paintings they had produced. They were delighted to receive a response from her Lady in Waiting who said the Queen was delighted to have received the pictures from the children at Oak Tree Nursery. To help with their project, staff at Sandringham House forwarded an information sheet, including the Queen s daily routine, what she likes for breakfast and forthcoming events she will be attending, which the children will now use to further develop their project.

    Cllr Gary See, Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services, commented The children have been so enthused to learn all about the Monarchy and were really excited to send her their drawings. To receive a response from the Queen s residence is fantastic for everyone who took part and something they didn t expect. The children can t wait to use the information sheets provided to further develop their project.

    It s great that their interest and imagination has been captured in this way.

  • A Sandringham - Charles et Camilla surpris par un aigle Charles et Camilla surpris par un aigle Le prince Charles 1 et sa compagne Camilla, duchesse de Cornouailles, taient les invit s d honneur de la 134e exposition de fleurs de Sandringham, pr s de King s Lynn, dans le comt de Norfolk. Lors de cette visite, ils ont pu parler aux habitants, aux visiteurs, mais surtout rencontrer Zephyr, un aigle royal, mascotte de la RAF, l arm e de l air britannique. D s que l h ritier du tr ne et Camilla ont essay de s approcher, disant un simple bonjour l animal, Zephyr a tent de s envoler.

    L envergure de l aigle tait immense. Le prince et la duchesse n ont pas eu d autre choix que de reculer A lire : Le premier palais du prince George 2 Il y a quatre ans, le m me Zephyr n avait d j pas appr ci la compagnie du prince. L oiseau de pr s de 5 kilos avait refus que le futur roi l approche 3 .

    Apr s l incident de mercredi, Charles s en est souvenu. Humour britannique oblige, il a pr f r en rire ! Le couple a termin sa visite en achetant des souvenirs pour leurs petits-enfants.

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  • A short history of the British Royal Family The succession of English/British kings and queens explained, from William the Conquerer in 1066 to little Prince George, perhaps, in 2067-ish.

    For a list of English monarchs organized into their houses (Plantagenet, Tudor, etc.), Wikipedia is the place to go 1 .

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  • A Spa Treat: Relax and be pampered in Barnham Broom's luxury ... Relax and be pampered in Barnham Broom s luxury Spa Leave the world outside and enjoy some wonderful treatments in Barnham Broom s luxury spa. The spa is open to everyone, so whether you live nearby, staying in the hotel or visiting the area, indulge yourself for a few hours of relaxation. The wonderful range of holistic massage and beauty treatments will leave you feeling radiant and refreshed.

    Barnham Broom offer an extensive range of facials, massages, body wraps, hand and nail treatments, tanning and make up applications, as well as some wonderful holistic treatments to soothe body and mind such as Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candles. The team of spa therapists are highly qualified and have years of experience, so you know you re in good hands. Before commencing any treatment they ll talk to you about what you re looking for and they ll tailor their approach to ensure the perfect treatment for you.

    The Spa at Barnham Broom is a sanctuary of peace and relaxation. With five spacious treatment suites, each with their own private shower facilities that are finished to an impeccably high standard. Making sure they provide the best spa treatments also means using the highest quality spa products.

    They ve selected ranges from ESPA, St Tropez, Mii and Jessica to use for all treatments for their unsurpassed luxury and fantastic results. With a range of spa packages available for day and overnight spa breaks, The Spa at Barnham Broom is perfect for a relaxing break, a special occasion or a gift for a loved one. Call The Spa direct on 01603 757545 to book your appointment.

    We are situated at the Barnham Broom Hotel, Honingham Road, Norwich NR9 4DD Treat yourself to a Spa Break: 1 Treat yourself to a Day Spa: 2 Treat yourself to some me-time: 3 Check out our monthly special offers: 4 Barnham Broom Luxury Spa Related References ^ ( ^ ( ^ ( ^ (

  • 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 1 Tickets on the door 5 3 to NCCS Members and Friends A glass of wine or soft drink included 2 Textile artist, Polly Binns, considers why and how we become the artists we are.

    Polly talks about her work inspired by the tidal landscape of North Norfolk in relation to her artist family background and career in HE education and arts advisory work.

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  • A visit to Buckingham Palace and the home of the British royal family ... London: Occasionally you pinch yourself in life when you find yourself somewhere you never dreamed you would be. I had that feeling when I found myself inside Buckingham Palace 1 , home of the Queen and the royal family, and looking in on the room with the balcony where William and Kate had their first married kiss in public and the millions went wild. If ever a room is steeped in history that is it, where generations of monarchs have made their public debut and young newly-married royals have waved their happy waves.

    The crowds still gather outside Buckingham Palace in their thousands, the Beefeaters are still there, marching and standing and the security as you might expect, is very extensive. Except I was looking down on all this, rather than looking up, pretty much sharing the view that Philip and William and Kate and Elizabeth 2 had that day. The British Empire was run from here, in name anyway, for centuries.

    The empire might be gone but the compelling power of the monarchy to attract and interest the world continues. That is amply illustrated by the daily crowds and the continuing obsession with every aspect of royalty in the media, and not just the tabloids. The idea of anointed ones sits easily these days in a celebrity-obsessed culture it seems.

    So how did an Irishman from New York 3 end up inside the British holy of holies? Truth is a friend has business there and brought me in at the kind invitation of the member of the royal household he works with. It is also rare when a place you visit conforms exactly to your idea of what it will look like.

    It is opulent, historic, old fashioned, exciting and also dramatic. It is actually a series of inner palaces all built around the outer shell as it was explained to me over, what else? English tea and biscuits.

    The corridors are sweeping and long and at any moment you could envisage the queen or members of her court appearing. She was actually in the palace on the day presenting some knighthoods and other awards so that is as close as this Irish American will ever get to meeting royalty. If by some perchance I had run into her I d have thanked her for her gracious and dramatic visit to Ireland, especially when she spoke in Gaelic and visited the site of the Irish Republican war dead at the Garden of Remembrance.

    She also excelled during her meeting with Sinn Fein 4 leader Martin McGuinness. The old hurts between the two countries no longer seem so raw and rubbed since those actions. The Irish peace process has brought in many players from the great and good to the ordinary and Elizabeth has played her part.

    It was a superb act of reconciliation and stage management still remembered fondly by millions of Irish, akin to Tony Blair s apology for the Famine. Time magazine features a cover story on Prince Charles this week saying he is getting ready to assume the top job sooner rather than later as the queen inevitably ages. He will no doubt appear on that same balcony when he does in that room I glimpsed, replete with the Chinese ornamentation gifts from a long ago emperor And I will think for a moment of the day I saw that space and what it represented to millions of British.

    And I hope he will too become a figure of reconciliation between the Irish and British, enemies for so long but now on the cusp of a new relationship.

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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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 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 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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  • AFL announces tribute match for injured youngster Will Murray Will Murray in action with the footy. YOUNG footballer Will Murray was taking steps towards reaching his dream of playing in the AFL when a devastating neck injury left him a quadriplegic in January this year. He had the talent to be noticed as a future draft prospect winning a league best and fairest in 2013 and he put in the time to chase his dreams.

    He was named vice-captain of the Victorian under-12 team in 2014 in an experience that further fuelled his ambitions. Having played in back-to-back junior premierships with the East Sandringham Zebras, Murray's hopes for an AFL career were shattered in January. The Essendon supporter, whose favourite player is Dyson Heppell, suffered a devastating neck injury at Half Moon Bay in Melbourne s bayside suburb of Black Rock.

    The teenager is starting a long recovery at the Royal Children's Hospital and his family and premiership teammates are rallying to hold a special curtain raiser to honour him. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has announced that a special junior match will be scheduled ahead of the NAB Challenge clash between Richmond and Port Adelaide on March 10. Murray's East Sandringham team will face East Brighton in two 15-minute halves from 5.40pm ahead of the Thursday night match.

    It will be a re-match of last year s Southern Metropolitan Junior Football League under-13 division 1 Grand Final Murray's last match with his East Sandringham teammates. It was the team s second successive premiership under coach Nick Murray Will s dad. Murray said his son's first love was football and it was humbling that his experience had led the AFL to host a match in his honour. "He was, for his age, a talented athlete who was just starting the journey towards his dream to play AFL," Murray said of his son, who would want to kick the footy for hours in the dark each night. "He always had an ability to mark the footy and kick the ball, even before he started playing. "Then when he started playing he had a freakish ability to mark the ball like no one else. "To think Will s impact could ever lead to the AFL doing something like this is incredible." The AFL is staging the tribute match to help Will's family raise awareness for a fundraising appeal.

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  • AFL helps quadriplegic teen Will Murray find a way Will Murray at the Royal Children s Hospital with father Nick and friends Luke Cleary and Josh Duscher EVERY time junior footballer Will Murray got the ball, you knew something was going to happen, his under-13 teammates say. The teenage prodigy was "a freak of nature". No longer able to stand out on the field since a devastating neck injury left him a quadriplegic, he is impressing all who visit him with his courage and mental resilience in Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital.

    Will can't spend much more than five minutes in his wheelchair during the early stages of his rehabilitation, but he pushed on bravely to speak with media on Wednesday morning. He smiled and was able to muster a thumbs-up for Richmond defender Dylan Grimes, despite the difficulty he has moving his fingers. The 14-year-old's teammates, family, junior club and the AFL are holding a tribute match during the NAB Challenge 1 to raise awareness of his condition and fundraise for his future.

    It is expected his support costs will reach $300,000 annually. Will's father Nick says support from the football community has been invaluable since his son suffered the injury jumping off his local jetty at Half Moon Bay in Black Rock on January 17. Will says he was blown away when told the AFL would hold a tribute match for him, as a curtain raiser before Richmond's NAB Challenge clash against Port Adelaide on March 10 at Etihad Stadium. "I was speechless, to get a chance to be part of the AFL, it was good," he said. "It was a pretty quick answer." Will's close friends and teammates at East Sandringham, Luke Cleary and Josh Duscher, will both wear his No.19 for the Zebras in their clash against East Brighton Vampires.

    It will be a rematch of last year s South Metro Junior Football League under-13 division 1 Grand Final Murray's last match with his East Sandringham teammates. Both Luke and Josh, who represented Victoria at under-12 level alongside Will, said it was an honour to wear their friend's number. Will's rehabilitation is going to be a long and difficult road, and he will be in the Royal Children's rehab ward for quite a few months, the hospital's head of rehabilitation Dr Adam Scheinberg said .

    While Will was hopeful he could attend the tribute match, it will be hard work to get him there.

    Despite the hurdles he has faced, his father Nick said he remained in good spirits and was living in the moment. "Will's always been the sort of kid who doesn't look too far into the future," Nick said. "I think at the moment that's the sort of approach he's taking. "When his friends here and his mates are in the room and he's having fun, then he's in good spirits and feeling good about himself. "At the moment he does take it one day at a time and that's probably a good way to approach something like this." Donations can be made at 2 .

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  • AFL return on the cards for ex-Cat Mitch Brown Footy Feed: Tassie tour, Harley's choice Nat Edwards and Nick Bowen with the latest footy news Mitch Brown in action for the Sandringham Zebras Draft order: Your club's provisional picks 1 Who your club is targeting this off-season 2 Click here for the NAB AFL Trade Hub 3 FORMER Geelong swingman Mitch Brown says he has received some interest from clubs and is "as hungry as ever" to reignite his AFL career. The 25-year-old had a standout year with VFL club Sandringham, kicking 23 goals in his 21 appearances this season and impressing in the Zebras' finals campaign in both attack and defence. Brown told NAB AFL Trade Radio on Wednesday that he had held talks with several clubs about re-entering the AFL system via the NAB AFL Draft. "I've spoken to a few which is hopefully some good signs that something may happen on draft day, but there's still a long way to go," Brown said. "But if not, I'll just go back to the VFL again and try and give myself another opportunity next year. "I've been training really hard throughout the year and I'm as hungry as ever to get on a list." Brown, who was recruited with pick No.15 in the 2008 NAB AFL Draft, managed just 15 games in his six injury-interrupted seasons at the Cats.

    Delisted at the end of 2014, he also spent time as a top-up player with Essendon in this year's NAB Challenge. Brown has been invited to take part in the Victorian draft combine, which will be held at Etihad Stadium this Sunday. The mature-age prospect said he had overcome the lingering shoulder injuries that had hampered much of his playing career to date.

    He added that surgery midway through last year to remove a protruding screw that was causing pain had helped him regain his touch. "I felt like my marking improved a lot this year, especially in the finals," he said. "I feel like my marking is back to what is was earlier in my career." References ^ Draft order: Your club's provisional picks ( ^ Who your club is targeting this off-season ( ^ Click here for the NAB AFL Trade Hub (

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • All the Times the Royal Family Has Been on the ... Celebrities See All the Celebrities at London Fashion Week British Celebrities Ant and Dec Give James Corden His Worst Day at Work With This Hilarious Prank The Late Late Show with James Corden Watch All of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke Sessions Music Videos Rihanna and Drake Turn the Heat Way Up in the 2-Part Video For "Work"
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  • AMERICAN KABUKI: Royal Family granted new right of secrecy Hmmmm... could financial disclosures and the Jimmy Saville scandal be playing into this move? - Bill Royal Family granted new right of secrecy Special exemptions to be written into Freedom of Information Act BY ROBERT VERKAIK , HOME AFFAIRS EDITOR SATURDAY 08 JANUARY 2011 The Royal 'we' in 3D: Queen's Christmas message to be in more than two dimensions Video: Guards pay musical tribute to royal baby The Royal Family is to be granted absolute protection from public scrutiny in a controversial legal reform designed to draw a veil of secrecy over the affairs of the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William. Letters, emails and documents relating to the monarch, her heir and the second in line to the throne will no longer be disclosed even if they are in the public interest.

    Sweeping changes to the Freedom of Information Act will reverse advances which had briefly shone a light on the royal finances including an attempt by the Queen to use a state poverty fund to heat Buckingham Palace and which had threatened to force the disclosure of the Prince of Wales's prolific correspondence with ministers. Lobbying and correspondence from junior staff working for the Royal Household and Prince Charles will now be held back from disclosure. Buckingham Palace confirmed that it had consulted with the Coalition Government over the change in the law.

    The Government buried the plan for "added protection" for the Royal Family in the small print of plans called "opening up public bodies to public scrutiny". Maurice Frankel, head of the Campaign for Freedom of Information, said that since the change referred to communications written on behalf of the Queen and Prince Charles it might be possible for "park keepers working in the royal parks" to be spared public scrutiny of their letters written to local authorities. The decision to push through the changes also raises questions about the sincerity of the Liberal Democrats' commitment to government transparency.

    In opposition, senior Liberal Democrats frequently lined up to champion the Freedom of Information Act after it came into force in 2005. Ian Davidson, a former member of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), told The Independent: "I'm astonished that the Government should find time to seek to cover up royal finances. When I was on the PAC what we wanted was more disclosure not less. "Every time we examined royal finances we found extravagance and indulgence as well as abuse of expenses by junior royals. "Everywhere we looked, there were savings to be made for the Government.

    This sends the wrong message about public disclosure and accountability." Paul Flynn, another member of the committee, described the special protection for the Royals as "indefensible". He said: "I don't think it serves the interests of the public or the Royal Family very well." Mr Frankel said he believed that Prince Charles was the driving force behind the new law. "The heir to the throne has written letters to government departments in an attempt to influence policy," he said. "He clearly does not want these to get into the public domain." Later this month, lawyers for the Cabinet Office, backed by Prince Charles, will go to court to continue to resist Freedom of Information requests of ministers to publish letters written to them by the Prince of Wales. A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said that the change to the law was necessary because the Freedom of Information Act had failed to protect the constitutional position of the monarch and the heir to the throne.

    He explained that the sovereign has the right and duty to be consulted, to encourage and warn the government, and by extension, the heir to the throne had the constitutional right and duty to prepare himself for the role of King. "This constitutional position relies on confidentiality, so that all such correspondence remains confidential," he said. But he said that change would also mean that correspondence not covered by the absolute exemption would be made public 10 years earlier than under the current disclosure rules. The Palace's position was backed by Professor Vernon Bogdanor, research professor at King's College London.

    He told The Independent: "The essence of constitutional monarchy is that the Queen and other members of the Royal Family remain politically neutral. The Queen meets the Prime Minister once a week, when both are in London, to discuss government policy. "The heir to the throne has the right, and perhaps the duty, to question ministers on policy so as to prepare himself for the throne. Such discussions are only possible if they remain confidential.

    Otherwise the neutrality of the Queen and of the Prince of Wales could be undermined. "When the Queen meets the Prime Minister, no one else is present not even the Queen's Private Secretary. For this reason, it is right that the Royal Family should be exempt from FOI." The Government claimed that the thrust of the changes announced yesterday would make it "easier for people to use FOI to find and use information about the public bodies they rely on and their taxes pay for". The Ministry of Justice intends to increase the number of organisations to which FOI requests can be made, bringing in bodies such as the Association of Chief Police Officers, the Financial Services Ombudsman, and the higher education admissions body UCAS, and also all companies wholly owned by any number of public authorities.

    In the public interest? The stories they didn't want us to know *In 2004 the Queen asked ministers for a poverty handout to help heat her palaces but was rebuffed because they feared it would be a public relations disaster. Royal aides were told that the 60m worth of energy-saving grants were aimed at families on low incomes and if the money was given to Buckingham Palace instead of housing associations or hospitals it could lead to "adverse publicity" for the Queen and the government. *A "financial memorandum" formalising the relationship between the sovereign and ministers set out tough terms on how the Queen can spend the 38.2m handed over by Parliament each year to pay for her staff and occupied palaces. *The Queen requested more public money to pay for the upkeep of her crumbling palaces while allowing minor royals and courtiers to live in rent-free accommodation. *As early as 2004 Sir Alan Reid, the Keeper of the Privy Purse, had unsuccessfully put the case to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for a substantial increase in the 15m-a-year grant to maintain royal buildings. *The Palace planned to go ahead with refurbishing and renting the apartment of Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace after it had lain empty since her death in 1997. *A letter exchange revealed a tussle over who has control of 2.5m gained from the sale of Kensington Palace land.

    Ministers said it belonged to the state, while Buckingham Palace said it belonged to the Queen.

  • Amy Poehler/Charlie Grandy NBC Comedy Pilot Casts Three ... Nico Evers-Swindell ( Grimm ) is set as the lead in NBC s untitled royal family comedy pilot (aka Dumb Prince) written by Charlie Grandy and executive produced and directed by Amy Poehler . Co-starring in the pilot, from Universal TV and Poehler s Paper Kate Prods. is Tim Baltz 4 ( Drunk History ), with Jessie Ennis 5 ( Veep ) also cast. 1 2 3 The comedy is set in the country of Modaria, known for the manufacture of mopeds and tiny cars, where the Faber family has ruled for generations.

    Evers-Swindell will play Prince Karl (known as The Dumb Prince not affectionately) who returns home from a year s exile in America after having passed out at the coronation of his seemingly hapless father, King Adrian. Baltz will play Prince Marco, the second son of Modaria s ruling family, and Ennis will play Princess Jana, the youngest child of the royal family. Poeher, Dave Becky, and Brooke Posch executive produce with Grandy.

    This is not Evers-Swindell s first royal leading role he also played Prince William in the 2011 Lifetime movie William & Kate . He is with Gersh and Authentic. Baltz, repped by ICM Partners, Jordan Tilzer at El Centro, and Lichter Grossman, is currently shooting Bazillion Dollar Properties for Seeso.

    He will next be seen in Mascots, the Christopher Guest-directed feature for Netflix.

    Ennis is repped by UTA and Underground.

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  • 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 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.

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  • Anglian Potters Selected Members' Exhibition 2015 Anglian Potters Selected Members Exhibition 2nd October 1st November 2015 21 selected members of the Anglian Potters Association will be exhibiting their work at the Ferini ART Gallery during October this year. It is a particularly auspicious time of year to have chosen as the gallery will be celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. Anglian Potters are delighted to be showing work in this beautiful space as they have not exhibited in Suffolk for several years.

    Clay is a most versatile and durable medium, lending itself to the creation of thrown domestic ware, hand-built vessels, sculpture, and even jewellery. The potters and sculptors showing their work in this exhibition represent many disciplines within ceramics, as well as revealing the rich diversity of skills and creativity that exist within Anglian Potters. From Rosemarie Cooke s charming wildlife sculptures, through Susan Cupitt s elegant and spare thrown vessels and Angela Mellor s delicate, transulscent porcelain, to the smoke-fired work of Juliet Gorman, this exhibition has something to appeal to all collectors of ceramics.

    The organisation is long-established and widely respected nationally. It was originally formed in in 1983 to represent all that is best in East Anglian ceramics. It has a thriving membership of over 400, which includes amateur and professional potters, students and supporters.

    Those who choose to apply for selected membership must submit a body of work for inspection by a panel of their peers.

    It is a rigorous process with equal attention being paid to form, process, skill and execution.

    Contact: Ferini ART Gallery Pakefield T 01502 562222 E Anglian Potters Selected Members secretary Anja Penger -Onyett E 1 2 Notes: The exhibiting potters are as follows: Ray Auker, Deborah Baynes, Harvey Bradley, Murray Cheesman, Rosemarie Cooke, Susan Cupitt, Catherine D Arcy, Peter Deans, Moira Goodall, Juliet Gorman, Helen Martino, John Masterton, Angela Mellor, Stephen Murfitt, Anja Penger-Onyett, Christine Pike, Colin Saunders, Pam Schomberg, Usch Spettigue, Peter Warren Open 11am 4pm Fri/Sat/Sun 27-29 All Saints Road Pakefield Lowestoft Suffolk NR33 0JL 3 01502-562222 Related References ^ ( ^ ( ^ (

  • Announcing the Australian Yachting Championship Announcing the Australian Yachting Championship Islands race start from Dent on IRC Australian Championship day 2 at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Photos Andrea Francolini Yachting Australia today announced a new name for what was known as the IRC Australian Championship and confirmed the locations of this premier yachting regatta for the next four years. The Australian Yachting Championship provides the opportunity to secure the future of Australian IRC, ORCi and PHS racing, providing the highest quality of competition in a variety of locations. Following consultation and a review with competitors and boat owners in those categories over the past 12 months, the Board of Yachting Australia have approved a name change to the Australian Yachting Championship, previously IRC Australian Championship, aimed at increasing the profile and awareness of the regatta and the high performance of the competitors.

    Also approved was the locations of the Championship for the next four years to allow time for owners and crew to schedule their attendance. Yachting Australia will work with the Host Clubs to prepare for the Championship and deliver a successful event, meeting the expectations of competitors, partners, media and other stakeholders. A bid process has recently been completed with Clubs invited to apply to host the event in the next three years with applications received from Clubs in five States.

    Balancing the Clubs' performance, experience and infrastructure against a criteria including racing, off-water access, scheduling and location has resulted in Host Clubs being finalised for the next four years of competition.

    2016 Hamilton Island Yacht Club, August 20-27 2017 Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, March 2018 Sandringham Yacht Club, January 2019 Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, January President of Yachting Australia and owner of Ichi Ban, Matt Allen, is pleased the Host Clubs have been confirmed, saying "locking in the locations for the next four years shows the commitment by Yachting Australia to build the profile of the Championship. It also provides certainty and allows owners and crews the lead-time to plan their campaign while providing all competitors variable sailing conditions over the next four years. "Changing the name to the Australian Yachting Championship gives it a clearer definition but it doesn't mean that those who have taken out the IRC Australian Championship will be deleted from the history books, all achievements remain!", Matt explained. "After a successful Championship at Hamilton Island in 2015, we've decided to return in 2016 for a number of reasons. All crews enjoy the superb and varied racing conditions and courses set against a stunning backdrop and the ability of Glenn Bourke and his team to deliver an outstanding event.

    It also feels appropriate that the sailing community be the first to welcome back the Australian Sailing Team as they return directly from the Rio Olympics as so many sailors taking part at Hamilton Island have been loyal supporters of the athletes for many years. Those supporters include Hamilton Island and the Oatley family who have been long-term partners of Yachting Australia and the Australian Sailing Team", Matt added. In March 2017, the Australian Yachting Championship will be hosted by CYCA and Commodore John Cameron said, "We are pleased to be hosting this event and look forward to setting the scene for future regatta development in Port Jackson.

    This is shaping to be a competitive event and we look forward to a long association with Yachting Australia to further these events". Returning to Victoria in 2018, Sandringham Yacht Club's Commodore Kate Mitchell said, "It will be great to welcome the Australian Yachting Championship to Sandringham Yacht Club in January 2018. We have some of the best racing waters in Australia and our Yacht Club has fantastic viewing opportunities for family and friends to watch what should be some terrific racing".

    In welcoming the Australian Yachting Championship to Hobart in January 2019, Commodore Matthew Johnstone from Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania said, "We are excited to be able to conduct this event on behalf of Yachting Australia, and what great timing to be immediately following on from the 75th Rolex Sydney to Hobart".

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  • Anonymous To Expose Horrific Child Sex Ring Within British Royal ... If the system won't bring the perpetrators to justice, we can always rely on Anon Last night Anonymous 1 members met up in cities around the UK to expose a pedophile 2 ring believed to include politicians and members of the Royal 3 family, as well as celebrities 4 and other well-respected key figures at the highest echelons of society. Investigations into a child sex ring going back several decades have been ongoing since it emerged that popular children s entertainer Jimmy Savile 5 was actually a grotesque predatory pedophile, not to mention a necrophiliac (he had intercourse with dead people). After his death in October 2011, a Pandora s box of horrific allegations was opened into Savile s dark past, and subsequent police inquiries led to the exposure of many famous pedophiles within British society, including allegations against Prince Andrew 6 .

    A pedophile ring at the highest levels of the British government has tortured, raped and murdered young boys since at least the 1970s, and in all likelihood continues to do so. Even the mainstream media 7 isn t censoring this information 8 , but very little is being done to bring the offenders to justice. Anonymous are angry at the way famous pedophiles have so far been protected by the system, not to mention the lack of an independent inquiry by Parliament and the fact that 114 files pertaining to the abuse have conveniently disappeared 9 .

    Anonymous 10 hackers claimed to have found specific names and addresses of some of Britain s most well-known child rapists and met last night (aptly, Friday 11 the 13th) in Westminster and other areas to tell these people directly that their sick lifestyles will not be allowed to continue. The name given to this is Operation Death Eaters. As yet, no updates have been posted on what happened during the marches, but Anon 12 have promised to publish the names very soon.

    New information will be posted by True Activist as soon as it is available. Update 16th February: A video from the London march is now online. Anon members are interviewed about the cover-up in the video below, and in it they clarify that there will be no vigilante attacks or mob violence; they simply ask the British public to get on board with this campaign for justice for survivors of the heinous crimes committed by some of the UK s most senior figures and household names.

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  • Applause for Queen as she attends church in Norfolk Applause for Queen as she attends church in Norfolk The Royals attend church at Sandringham on a foggy and frosty morning - The Queen leaves by car. Picture: Matthew Usher. Natalie Copeland 1 Sunday, January 4, 2015 4:55 PM The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended church at Sandringham this morning.

    The Royals attend church at Sandringham on a foggy and frosty morning - The Queen leaves church by car. Picture: Matthew Usher. As Her Majesty left church she was greeted with a round of applause by delighted well-wishers.

    The 88-year-old monarch, who had attended the Sunday service at the St Mary Magdalene Church, smiled broadly and waved at the crowd of around 300 people. The Queen, who was wearing a red coat with a black fur collar with a matching red hat, looked radiant as the winter sun shone on a very cold, crisp day. The Duke of Edinburgh also attended the 11am service, which lasted just under an hour.

    The Duke of Edinburgh walks to church. Picture: Matthew Usher. Mary Hammond, who came to royal estate to catch a glimpse of the Queen said: I watched Prince Phillip as he walked to the church, he looked strong, robust and happy.

    I saw the Queen get out of the car and she looked beautiful. I heard a woman next to me say how lovely the Queen looked in her red coat. I m so glad we have come here today.

    It s been cold but really lovely.

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  • Applecart Theatre - i Am Mark The bold London based storytelling company Applecart is touring the UK this autumn with their show i Am Mark a production that challenges the way we perceive religion and retells one of history s most famous tales. On Wednesday 15 th October they are taking over 1 JESUS THE TERRORIST? MODERN MARK COURTS CONTROVERSY the pace of this production is unrelenting, leaving you both challenged and entertained at the finale something that is not easily achieved.

    Henry Austin, The London Economic AN EXPLOSIVE new production casting Jesus as a rebel leader, and featuring a terrorist strapping a bomb to himself, is set to challenge traditional church goers when it opens. Edgy theatre company Applecart claims the controversial modern day makeover of St Mark s Gospel: i am Mark will rid the story of its stuffy religious baggage. Instead they plan to show the Son of God as a revolutionary leader in the dramatic production that features a bomb-laden man counting down the seconds until he blows himself up.

    Artistic director Peter Moreton said: We re treating the story with huge respect but it has often been marginalised by the church. Jesus is subversive and political, which doesn t sit well with the dull and often narrow world of organized religion. He added that their production rid the tale of 2000 years of baggage using fresh and sometimes strong language.

    Storyteller Phil Summers added: For us a theatre in the heart of the city is a far better setting for a story of social unrest and revolution than an old echoing cathedral. This is why they have chosen Norwich! i Am Mark Using a combination of theatre, film, music and comedy they will tell the entire of Mark s Gospel for one night only at the Garage on the 15 th October 2014.

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  • April 28th - Charity Spring Walk and Open Gardens, down Down to the banks of the River Waveney Garden Open Sunday 28th April 2013 10am to 4pm The Olde Coach House, Brockdish, Diss, Norfolk IP21 4JY Garden open in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance, The Big C, Prostate Cancer, Waveney Responders.

    Tombola, Cake stall, Craft stalls, Teas, Refreshments.

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