Michalak returns at No 10 to ignite Les Bleus

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Heat is on: Deans is still under pressureIn the front row Castres prop Yannick Forestier will be winning his first cap over the more experienced Thomas Domingo. “I have full trust in him,” Saint-Andre said of the 30-year-old Forestier whose career has been ravaged by injuries. The coach also has trust  in Clermont’s creative centre Wesley Fofana adapting to the right wing.In plumping for Maxime Mermoz and Florian Fritz as his centre pairing, Saint-Andre could be accused of abusing the talents of Fofana, but he’s confident he’s made the right decision. “We did not want to deprived ourselves of his ability to accelerate, of his speed. He’s an atypical player. He already played as a winger and even the Australians start a number 13 on the wing with [Adam] Ashley-Cooper.”The Aussies, meanwhile, have made three changes to the XV that held the All Blacks to an 18-18 draw in Brisbane last month. Sekope Kepu starts at prop in place of James Slipper , Kane Douglas takes over from Sitaleki Timani and Dave Dennis replaces the suspended  Scott Higginbotham on the blindside. Back in bleu: Freddie Michalak is back to marshal the French backline against the WallabiesBy Gavin MortimerSO FREDDY’S back. For the first time since 2007, Michalak will start a home Test match for France and Les Bleus will be all the better for it. The 30-year-old fly-half got the nod over Montpellier’s Francois Trinh-Duc, and Maxime Machenaud has kept out Morgan Parra at scrum-half. “We’re continuing from where we left off against Argentina,” explained French coach Philippe Saint-André, a reference to France’s last Test outing, a record 49-10 thrashing of the Pumas in June. “For us, it’s logical to restart with the same 2-8-9-10-15 axis. It was important to keep the skeleton of a team which has performed well.”In from cold: Yannick Nyanga is backMichalak became so disillusioned with life when Marc Lievremont was coach of France that he took himself off to South Africa, starring for the Sharks and reminding the rugby world that only the conservative – or the cack-handed – would overlook such a talent. When Saint-Andre replaced Lievremont as national coach this time last year, he made little secret of his wish to see Michalak back in the fold. And despite the fact the wee man plays at scrum-half for Toulon (unable to wrest the 10 shirt from Jonny Wilkinson), Saint-Andre believes he can step up against the Wallabies.France haven’t beaten Australia since 2005 and the last time the two countries clashed, at the Stade de France in November 2010, the French were humiliated 59-16. Should the tourists win on Saturday they’ll equal their best winning streak against the French, the six victories achieved between 1993 and 2000.With flanker and captain Thierry Dusautoir still working his way back to fitness after a knee injury, France have selected two tearaway flankers in their attempt to win the battle at the breakdown. It will be the first time Fulgence Ouedraogo and Yannick Nynaga have played together for France. “Yannick will play more in the role of Thierry Dusauatoir,” explained Saint-Andre. “It will be up to him to win the ball on the floor and slow up the Australian game.”Like Michalak, the 28-year-old Nyanga was a victim of Livermont’s incompetence. First selected for France by Bernard Laporte in 2004, the Toulouse breakaway won the last of his 25 caps in the 2007 World Cup. How a player of his athleticism and ball skills was snubbed for five years beggars belief. GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 15: Australian Wallabies Coach Robbie Deans looks on before the Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and Argentina at Skilled Park on September 15, 2012 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images) “The atmosphere at the Stade de France is always fantastic and the crowd vociferous,” said coach Robbie Deans. “It’s a great place to play the game, and a magnificent experience that none of the players who are fortunate enough to put on a jersey on the weekend will ever forget.”last_img read more

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SUE 006 Housing / Urban Platform

first_imgphotographs:  Marc Detiffe, Tim Van de VeldePhotographs:  Marc Detiffe, Tim Van de VeldeSave this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. An objective of the project is to assure a visual continuity of surfaces while providing a fluid link between the typological differences in form and outline of the adjoining buildings. According to the point of view, the building offers a double perception, answering to different scales: the contemporary city and the historical city.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeIn contrast with the flush alignment of the facades, the project proposes creating projections, essentially loggia, distributed in an apparently random pattern, and which are a contemporary interpretation of the classic bow-window style that can be found in the streets of Brussels. The loggias, presenting alternative aspects of obscured and open spaces, permit lateral views from the building while maintaining the privacy of the apartments and also ensuring that an optimal amount of daylight is received within this urban context.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessTurkey: Fighting for Freedom of Speech and Freedom of SpaceArchitecture NewsResearch & Design Center Proposal / Latitude StudioUnbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:Brussels, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share SUE 006 Housing / Urban Platform SUE 006 Housing / Urban PlatformSave this projectSaveSUE 006 Housing / Urban Platform Apartments CopyAbout this officeUrban PlatformOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBrusselsHousingResidentialBelgiumPublished on June 03, 2013Cite: “SUE 006 Housing / Urban Platform” 03 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” 2007 CopyApartments•Brussels, Belgium ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/378354/sue-006-housing-urban-platform Clipboard Projects ArchDaily Area:  3800 m² Area:  3800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/378354/sue-006-housing-urban-platform Clipboard Architects: Urban Platform Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Marc Detiffe+ 20 Share Belgium Photographs 2007 Year:  “COPY” Year: last_img read more

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Writing competition challenges fundraising & philanthropy students

first_imgWriting competition challenges fundraising & philanthropy students Global Philanthropic is challenging fundraising and philanthropy students to write a blog sharing their thoughts on ‘The Future of Philanthropy’.Entry to Global Philanthropic‘s competition is open to all students of philanthropy and fundraising, including PhD students, as well as those in their first three years of professional life in the field of philanthropy. Entries must address the role of philanthropy over the next five to 15 years and be received before the closing date of midnight on 28th May.The top ten entries will be published on Global Philanthropic’s blog and the winning entry will receive an invitation to an invite-only to Global Philanthropic’s Talking Philanthropy event in London on 15th September, and a £500 travel bursary.Information on how to enter is on the competition page of the Global Philanthropic site.  91 total views,  1 views today  92 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9center_img Melanie May | 4 April 2017 | News Tagged with: competition philanthropy Advertisementlast_img read more

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BBC Children in Need 2019 Appeal raises £47.8m

first_img  651 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Last Friday’s BBC Children in Need’s 2019 Appeal raised £47,886,382.Fundraising highlights included:The finale of The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge. The challenge saw Matt Baker and six young people who have benefited from BBC Children in Need funding cycle the rickshaw 400 miles from Holyhead to BBC Elstree Studios, raising £5.5 million along the way and £8.5 million in total thanks to The Hunter Foundation, which donated £3 millionRadio 2’s £2m fundraising total for 2019, helped by Rylan Clark-Neal’s 24-hour non-stop karaoke challenge, which raised £1 million on its own£5,250,000 raised by schools around the country£2.7m raised by CountryfileThis year’s fundraisers who are currently on track to raise £4,250,000The total raised by the BBC Children in Need Appeal didn’t manage to beat last year’s on-the-night total of £50.6 million, which then grew to £58 million.The show also saw the presentation of the fourth Sir Terry Wogan Fundraiser of the Year Award. This recognises the charity’s fundraisers, and went to siblings Austin and Esther (pictured) who undertake Quadrathlons for BBC Children in Need.  Twelve year-old Austin has Muscular Dystrophy and Esther have raised over £6,000 for BBC Children in Need in recent years.Simon Antrobus, Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need, said:“Our incredible supporters the length and breadth of the UK can feel incredibly proud of what has been achieved this evening. Saying ‘thank you’ seems insufficient, but I hope everyone who supported this evening accepts my heartfelt thanks for the millions of acts of kindness that have been shown this evening – every single text sent, pound in a collection tin or phone call made this evening, has led to this.“The money raised tonight really will go on to make a lasting, positive impact on young lives – changing young people’s futures and giving hope when they need it the most. Thank you.” Advertisement BBC Children in Need 2019 Appeal raises £47.8m AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Main image: BBC Children In Need Presenters Mel Giedroyc and Graham Norton with Mark Wogan, and Austin & Esther for the Fundraiser of the Year Award. (C) BBC/Kieron McCarron  650 total views,  5 views todaycenter_img Tagged with: BBC Children in Need Melanie May | 20 November 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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U.S. replaces bombs on Iran with a cyberattack

first_imgPresident Trump called off a bombing attack on Iran on June 20 because he was “shocked” at 150 projected casualties. He then called on the U.S. Cyber Command to conduct a series of attacks against that country. Virtual attacks on command and control systems can cause as much infrastructure damage as physical attacks but are not nearly as obvious.It is hard to believe Trump’s motivation was “humanitarian.” He has approved deadly military attacks all over the Middle East, such as the missile strikes against Syria in 2017 and 2018. His policies on refugees have led to hundreds of deaths on the U.S. Southern border.A Pentagon spokesperson said the cyber attacks were undertaken because Iran shot down a U.S. drone flying in its airspace and was responsible for attacks on tankers passing through the Strait of Hormuz.Iran pointed out that it had every right to shoot down any military aircraft violating its airspace.  It denied responsibility for the tanker attacks.Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Iran’s minister for information and communications technology, commented about the cyberattack on Twitter: “They try hard, but have not carried out a successful attack.”He added, “Media asked if the claimed cyber attacks against Iran are true. Last year we neutralized 33 million attacks with the (national) firewall.” In 2010, the Stuxnet virus was introduced into the network of computers controlling the enrichment of uranium in Natanz, an Iranian city about 250 miles south of Tehran. Stuxnet, a very sophisticated piece of code, caused the centrifuges processing the uranium to spin out of control, while the system reported the process was working within its limits.According to security experts, Stuxnet was most likely written by a team of programmers working for either the U.S. or Israel or both. Some of its variants  have been used to attack computers controlling electrical grids.Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, said Iran’s cyber defense system was strong, and Iran could legally pursue cyber aggression in international courts. Under the terms of the nuclear agreement from which Trump withdrew the U.S. in May 2018, Natanz is still allowed to process uranium.The U.S. withdrawal and re-imposition of heavy sanctions on Iran have increased tensions in the Middle East. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently claimed that these sanctions were driving Iran to the bargaining table. But Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran would first have to see the United States rejoin the nuclear treaty and lift its new sanctions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Battle of the Paddles Ping Pong Tournament Raises More than $35,500 for Hillsides

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. center column 2 Battle of the Paddles Ping Pong Tournament Raises More than $35,500 for Hillsides From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 1:36 pmcenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week David Shlomi of Rising Realty Partners was the winner of the individual ping pong competition during Hillsides second annual Battle of the Paddles ping pong tournament held at the SPiN Standard on October 1, raising more than $35,500 for Hillsides.The second annual Battle of the Paddles ping pong tournament held at the SPiN Standard in downtown Los Angeles on October 1, 2015 raised more than $35,500 for Hillsides, a child welfare nonprofit serving children in foster care and families in crisis. The money will be used toward Hillsides $12 million capital campaign, creating lasting change, to enhance Hillsides aging Pasadena campus.Local businesses and individuals paid to sponsor one or more teams to compete in the tournament, resulting in 75 players who faced off against each other in singles. Emerging as the winner was David Shlomi of Rising Realty Partners. The four-member team from Rising Realty Partners also won the team championship and took home the coveted Costa Cup, named for Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides chief executive officer.“We appreciate all the companies and individuals who played on behalf of Hillsides,” said Costa. “The money raised will go toward improvements that will have a direct impact on the lives of the children, such as a new student center that includes an expressive arts wing, gym, and expanded recreation area.”Sixty-two children live on the Pasadena campus in Hillsides residential program. The campus provides a safe and stable environment for children who cannot live at home, have suffered trauma, or have emotional and/or behavioral challenges. The campus also houses an Education Center for children with special needs. The residential treatment center and school are two of Hillsides four core programs that also include a program for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood and Family Resource Centers for families in crisis.Emceeing the tournament was professional ping pong player and entertainer, Adam Bobrow.Presenting sponsors of the event were Brookfield, Capital Group, and CommonWealth Partners. Other sponsors of the event were Avison Young; Aon; Brian and Steve Botsford; Caruso Affiliated; CBRE; Erica and Derek Phillips; High Lantern Group; Joe Costa; John Hancock Real Estate; Kennerly, Lamishaw & Rossi LLP; Newmark Grubb; Pacific Federal; Premier Healthcare Services; Rising Realty Partners; Tangram; and Wolcott Architecture Interiors.Hillsides, headquartered in Pasadena, serves more than 6,200 children and families throughout Los Angeles County, including locations in Echo Park, Baldwin Park, and Pomona. For more information on Hillsides, please visit www.hillsides.org. Community Newslast_img read more

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Out of the Seller’s Market, Into the Buyer’s Market

first_img  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Related Articles February marked a transition from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market, according to recent data from RE/MAX. According to the RE/MAX National Housing Report, declining sales and growing inventory have pushed the market forward for buyers.February’s 4.2 percent downturn was the smallest since August 2o18, as home sales have declined year-over-year for seven consecutive months. Meanwhile, inventory grew by 5.8 percent in February year over year, the fifth consecutive month of year over year growth. Month over month, February saw more homes sold than in January, up by 10.2 percent.“Trends of five months or more often indicate significant shifts, and the year-over-year trends in declining sales and rising inventory have both reached that length now,” said RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos. “It’s interesting to see the slowing sales and growing inventories that benefit buyers and at the same time the record prices that benefit sellers. The big picture supports an ongoing return to more balanced conditions.”Additionally, the report states that in February, the median sales price increased to $240,000, up 5.5 percent year over year, and a February record. The metro areas with the lowest days on market were Omaha, Nebraska at 34, San Francisco at 37, and a two-way tie between Denver and San Diego at 42. The highest days on market averages were in Augusta, Maine at 120, Trenton, New Jersey at 113, and Hartford, Connecticut at 96.“The next few months will determine whether the shift brings a wave of buyers into the market for the spring selling season. Members of our network are reporting high local demand along with a need for even more inventory. The optimism for a solid spring exists – and a more balanced market certainly contributes to it.”The average days on the market for homes sold in February was up four days month over month, up to 63, a one day year over year gain. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Buyers Home Prices Inventory RE/MAX sellers Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Buyers Home Prices Inventory RE/MAX sellers 2019-03-21 Seth Welborn About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / Out of the Seller’s Market, Into the Buyer’s Marketcenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News March 21, 2019 1,656 Views Out of the Seller’s Market, Into the Buyer’s Market Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Churchill Mortgage Teams With American Home Title Next: CFPB Tackles Mortgage Debt Collection Issues The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

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Reuben’s Raiders gather for 47th time

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 9:49 pm Monday, November 24, 2008 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content The 900th Maintenance Company was activated during the Berlin Crisis and served 11 months at Fort Polk, La.“The reunion was a heartwarming affair,” said Reuben Lawrence Bowden, then a captain and commander of the 900th. “We were all glad to see each other and reminisce about what happened to us. I take great pride in being associated with this group of men. They were tremendous soldiers and the high standards they set have had a tremendous influence on the 900th Maintenance Company and on the Alabama National Guard.”The guest speaker for the reunion was the Rev. Rick Hayes, who recently retired from the Alabama National Guard. He commanded the 900th for about three years and served one year in Iraq as an Army advisor. Hayes thanked the former Guardsmen for their service and told them that the power of the United States military is “an awesome thing.”Hayes said that the United States military has made a lasting change in Iraq.“Iraq will never be the same, not even long after the United States military is gone,” he said. “The 4,000 U.S. troops that have died did not die in vain. They died doing their duty and helping to make a change that will be forever lasting.”Although Hayes did not go to Iraq as an Army chaplain, he did have opportunities to baptize soldiers.center_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Reuben’s Raiders gather for 47th time Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories “I got to baptize a soldier in Saddam Hussein’s swimming pool,” he said. “I hope Saddam knew that before he died.”The men of the 900th spent time sharing their memories of Fort Polk where their time was consumed with training.“We didn’t know what we were training for and we didn’t know what duties we would be asked to perform,” Bowden said. “But the men trained hard to be ready for whatever they were asked to do.”The first unofficial duty of the 900th was to “head ’em up and move ’em out.”“We had to move the cows out so we could get in,” Gus McLendon said, laughing. “There were cows everywhere.”Fort Polk had been closed and the land leased to farmers, who contended that they had grazing rights for their cattle. Uncle Sam had the upper hand and the cows were moved to the far side of the base.Lee Mobley said when he was told to report to Gate 6, he reported to the place that was tagged 6, but it was a cattle gap.Bowden ran a tight ship and demanded much of his Raiders, so much so that one wife, who attended the reunion, said she thought Capt. Bowden “had horns.”From the laughter in the room, the Raiders thought so, too.There was a much talk about the “fun” things that made being away from home, young brides and babies almost tolerable.There was talk of trying to get out while the getting was good.Simeon Wilson signed his “Guard” papers a “whisker” before the unit was activated.“I went back in a hurry and asked them to tear up the papers and I was told that my papers were sent of ‘yesterday,’” Wilson said, laughing.Newton Ryals was living the life of Riley and two days later he was strapping on his boots and wishing that he was Riley again.There was talk of a juke joint where the troops gathered for “sarsaparilla,” and of knocking out a deputy sheriff there.Just thinking back on his active duty times made Leo Calhoun shiver.“Capt. Bowden called us to formation and it was so cold that I couldn’t stop shaking,” Calhoun said. “Capt. Bowden said, ‘Quit shaking. It ain’t cold!’”KP wasn’t often a welcomed assignment but Don Reddoch could sit and grin as he looked out the window at other Raiders drenched in rain and shivering from the cold.Calhoun also remembered a hog the soldiers commandeered and was fattening with “takings” from the kitchen.Ben Farmer was AWOL from the reunion so he was saddled with introducing the armadillo to Pike County. The pesky critters were native to Texas but foreign to Alabama. But, thanks to Farmer and friends, they were on the move.Ryals confessed to putting a dead armadillo in the foot of Harvey Lott’s sleeping bag. And, he probably wouldn’t have done that if he had known that Lott’s wife, Carolyn, was in charge of cooking the turtle that had been wrestled from Old Mother Nature. That’s another story.Rayvon and Polly Graham were newly weds and her grandmother went to Fort Polk to “visit.”“It was so hot that my grandmother couldn’t stand it,” Graham said. “She said Fort Polk was as close to hell as she ever wanted to be. A lot of us felt like that.”Lee Mobley is still “tormented” by his tenure there. He stood in the back of the pavilion Saturday night and made a plea to his comrades.“Every night, I have a dream that wakes me up long after midnight,” he said. “I’m at Fort Polk and standing ready for inspection. It’s just torture being there so I’m asking Capt. Bowden, Coon Ryals and all the others, please stay out of my dreams.”When all was said and done, Larry Godwin said the greatest things about the American soldier are his or her intellect, courage and sense of humor.“The 900th has long been an outstanding unit,” he said. “And it’s been so because of the outstanding leadership and the outstanding soldiers. The 900th has set the standard. You Might Like Brundidge celebration blends tradition with new events The town of Brundidge is steeped in Christmas tradition. Many of the traditions date back 50 years or more. Some… read more By The Penny Hoarder Reuben’s Raiders ain’t what they used to be.The years have polished the heads and rounded the bellies of the soldiers of the Alabama National Guard 900th Maintenance Company who marched off to serve their country in October 1961.Nametags identified the soldiers one to another at the 47th year reunion of the 900th Maintenance Company on Saturday night at Lake Simmie. Those who had not seen each other “in a coon’s age” squinted at the nametags. But, for most, it was instant recognition and a handshake that gave way to a husky hug.last_img read more

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12-year-old boy nearly drowns after getting stuck in resort’s lazy river

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A 12-year-old boy nearly drowned on a lazy river ride in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Monday evening after his leg got stuck in an underwater pump, according to police.North Myrtle Beach police arrived at the Avista Resort around 10 p.m. to “find a juvenile stuck underwater in what is believed to be the intake pump to the lazy river,” according to the police report.Pat Dowling, public information officer for the City of North Myrtle Beach, told ABC News the suction held the boy’s leg underwater because “the grate was not in place at that time.”First responders rescued the boy, who was not named by police. He was transported to a local hospital and his condition is unknown.One witness told Myrtle Beach Online that “the boy was stuck under water for almost 10 minutes.”Dowling said the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department is leading the investigation into the incident.The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control told ABC News that Avista had passed recent pool inspections.“DHEC conducts at least two annual unannounced routine inspections of all public swimming pools operating in the state of South Carolina during the swimming season,” the department said, adding that Avista had passed the two most recent inspections.Avista Resort did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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AG, governor want case against gun-wielding couple dropped

first_imgDNY59/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(ST. LOUIS) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed briefings in support of a St. Louis couple charged for brandishing their guns at civil rights protesters outside their mansion last month, claiming self defense.St. Louis’ top prosecutor charged Mark and Patricia McCloskey on Monday with felony unlawful use of a weapon for allegedly displaying their guns in a threatening manner, but Schmitt said he’s seeking to have those charges dropped.“Enough is enough,” Schmitt said in a video statement shortly after the charges were filed. “A political prosecution such as this one would have a chilling effect on Missourians exercising the right to self defense.”Schmitt said the couple, both white attorneys in their 60s, has the right to keep and bear arms under state laws and it’s a right that he plans to protect, according to the statement.“And yet in the wake of radical calls to defund the police, and with rates of violent crimes skyrocketing each day,” Schmitt said, “the St. Louis circuit attorney filed suit against a St. Louis couple who according to published reports were doing just that — defending the safety of their family and their property.”St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey on Monday and said they could face an additional misdemeanor fourth-degree assault charge.“It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner — that is unlawful in the city of St. Louis,” Gardner said in a statement.Gardner, St. Louis’ first Black circuit attorney, is recommending a diversion program such as community service rather than jail time if the McCloskeys are convicted.The couple made national headlines in June when they became famous for waving their guns at protesters in a now-viral video.The McCloskeys said they came outside after hearing commotion caused by hundreds of protesters nearby who were marching against police brutality against Black people.The couple said they pulled their firearms, a handgun and a long-barreled gun, after seeing people break through a gate with “No Trespassing” and “Private Street” signs posted.Their stories sparked debate on both sides of the political spectrum with some saying they had every right to defend private property and others accusing them of racism.Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, said last week he would consider pardoning the couple if they were charged. He called the criminal charges against them “outrageous” in a tweet on Monday, noting that the city had a “backlog” of homicide cases to focus on.“Kim Gardner’s action toward the McCloskeys is outrageous,” Parson said. “Even worse, the Circuit Attorney’s office has admitted there is a backlog of cases and dozens of homicides that haven’t been prosecuted, yet she has accelerated this case forward.”“We must prioritize laws that keep our citizens safe over political motivations. Kim Gardner owes every single family who has had a loved one murdered an explanation on why she has acted on the McCloskey case instead of theirs,” he added.The McCloskeys’ attorney, Albert Watkins, said they are longtime civil rights advocates and support the message of the Black Lives Matter movement.Watkins called the charges “disheartening” and maintained that no crime had been committed. They will both be issued summons to appear in court at a later date. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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