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Robert Walker Jr., the son of actors Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones who starred on a memorable Star Trek episode and in such films as Ensign Pulver and Young Billy Young, died Thursday in Malibu, his wife, Dawn, reported. He was 79.Walker also appeared with his first wife, Ellie Wood, in the hippie commune scene in Easy Rider (1969), and he and Dick Clark played robbers and murderers in Killers Three (1968).
According to sources, Pedretti captured the photo from the Italian Island of Sadina. The picture was taken back in June. While displaying the picture on its website, NASA provided some explanation to go along with the picture. NASA explains that in the picture it may appear that it is the Galaxy that is producing the electricity but that is simply an optical illusion and it is the Earth that is producing the lightning.The rocks and shrubs that can be seen in the foreground of the picture are from near the famous Capo Spartivento Lighthouse. The camera is pointed south towards Algeria. The lightning that can be seen in the picture was created by a thunderstorm in the distance.
ALSO READ ICC pays unique tribute to Kiwi great Brendon McCullum on his birthdayIn 2011, a 21 year old Williamson was touring Australia as a part of the New Zealand squad and was not able to make too much of his chances. Williamson only managed an average of 18 in the Test series and left Australian legend Ricky Ponting unimpressed. When Ponting #39;s ex KKR teammate and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum prophecised privately that Williamson would go on to become one of the best players in the world, Ponting was not buying any of it. Ponting had noticed how Williamson was weak on his off stump and was overhitting the red ball during a Test series held in Australia that year.
Comment Facebook Twitter Reddit Email More Share this storyCanada #039;s last Nazi denied a Supreme Court appeal of revoked citizenship Tumblr Pinterest Google LinkedIn In what is likely Canada ''s final major court case over complicity in Nazi atrocities, the Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear the last ditch appeal of Helmut Oberlander, 95, who worked as a translator for a Nazi killing squad in Ukraine and Russia, lied to obtain Canadian citizenship, then had a successful post war career as a real estate developer in Kitchener Waterloo, Ont.This is the fourth time the government has tried to revoke his citizenship over two decades, after the Federal Court found in 2000 he entered Canada fraudulently in 1954 by failing to disclosing his wartime past. The first time, for example, the revocation was overturned because the government failed to establish that the Einsatzkommando unit for which Oberlander worked had a ”single, brutal purpose, ” which would make even a translator complicit in its murders.
Read: NASA shares incredible reflection of the Milky Way Galaxy from world #39;s largest mirrorDr Sanjib Sharma, lead Author from ASTRO 3D and Australia #39;s University of Sydney said, "This finding clears up a mystery. Earlier data about the age distribution of stars in the disc didn #39;t agree with the models constructed to describe it, but no one knew where the error lay in the data or the models. Now we #39;re pretty sure we #39;ve found it. "
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There are few narratives as compelling as a good mystery, and comic books were founded on such story telling devices. From the heroes of the past like The Shadow to contemporary detectives like Jessica Jones, the noir influenced mystery has existed as a through line across the history of pulp magazines and comic books. The series at the center of this week ''s Comics Watch manages to blend the pulpy sensibilities of the #39;30s with the inclusivity of modern superhero comics. The Black Ghost, a comiXology Original, by writers Alex Segura and Monica Gallagher, and artist George Kambadais, sees the release of its third issue today on the digital comics platform. The five issue series, which got on the radar when The New York Times named it a comic to watch back in August, follows alcoholic, crime reporter Lara Dominguez as she obsessively tracks a masked vigilante known as The Black Ghost. But when a tragedy occurs, Lara ''s life spirals out of control and she finds herself at the center of a larger conspiracy that could either give her new purpose or leave her for dead. What ''s most engaging about The Black Ghost is its central character, Lara. While there are obvious, and what seem to be intentional parallels, between Lara and popular characters like Lois Lane and Jessica Jones, Lara offers her own unique brand of gravitas and personal baggage that make her search for meaning all the more interesting. Lara ''s journey so far is, in many ways, an issue by issue commentary on the evolution of the comic book hero from hard hitting detective to a flawed but well intentioned vigilante, and perhaps, if she survives, an evolution to an inspirational figure ndash; a full on superhero. But this transition isn ''t one that ''s entirely driven by Lara ''s own impulses. She stumbles from role to role in search of an identity, and an attempt to hold onto something, an impossibility for her following the death of her brother and tragic earlier life in Miami. There ''s an interesting tug of war between agency and fate in The Black Ghost. Despite Lara ''s own interests in The Black Ghost, who has become a source of inspiration for her, she is also pulled further into his realm by her cyber informant, Lone, and her night school student, Ernesto. Simultaneously, her boss, her old friend Kelly, and her alcoholism, seek to pull her in other directions. The result is a particularly destructive cocktail befitting a classic gumshoe.
Wendy Williams is single and ready to mingle, but she made it a point on her show today to say she''s only mingling with men. After having Whitney Houston''s alleged lover Robyn Crawford on her show earlier this month, Williams has struck up a bit of a friendship with her. On Tuesday, she shot down any suggestion there''s something more going on there.
The 9 foot high, 800 kg bronze statue, created by well known Indian artist Ram V Sutar, marks one of the tallest sculptures of the Father of the Nation outside India.It is part of the Mahatma Gandhi Statue Project, an initiative of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur UK (SRMD), a worldwide spiritual movement related Shrimad Rajchandraji Gandhi s spiritual mentor.
The events in question date to the period he was a regional deputy of the State of Rio. Flavio #39;s father, the far right president Jair Bolsonaro, took office on a promise of eradicating corruption but has been repeatedly hit by scandals involving his son. At the beginning of the year, another investigation initially focused on Flavio #39;s former bodyguard and driver, a policeman named Fabricio Queiroz.Read: Brazil President Bolsonaro To Start His Own Party After Quitting PSL
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As one of the crazy protagonists of Anees Bazmee s Pagalpanti, Arshad insists on meeting us alongside an actress from the film, even butting in on her answers and commenting on them. But that does not matter as we pose 80 percent of the questions to him anyway.Arshad is now going the comic way again, after Total Dhamaal earlier this year, and a string of other comic roles and franchises that include Munna Bhai (as the cult Circuit) and Golmaal among others. We begin with when we will see him in different avatars as a solo lead, as a director, and because he is a natural wit, as a writer.
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Key point: Thanks to the introduction of better fighters and the use of aggressive, realistic offensive fighter doctrines, American airmen attained not the air superiority they sought, but total air supremacy over the whole of western Europe. The popular conception of the struggle in the air over northern Europe during World War II is of squadrons of sleek fighters racing over the German heartland to protect contrailed streams of lumbering bombers stretching beyond sight. This is as it was during the second half of America s air war against Germany, but it was as far from the truth as it is possible to get at the start of that great aerial crusade. It took until late 1943 nearly two years after the United States entered World War II before the United Kingdom based Eighth Air Force mounted strategically significant bombing missions against targets in occupied northern Europe. The fault for this lay partly in the availability and slow development of the equipment, but it is also a fact that the two men at the top of the Eighth Air Force command structure stubbornly clung to old and discredited theories that stunted the effectiveness of the strategic bombing effort and cost thousands of their countrymen their freedom or their lives. In the beginning, the fighter was a short legged creature whose role of protecting the bombers was eclipsed by its role of guarding friendly territory and installations. The difference, which is crucial, was the product of technology range and the power of aircraft engines and intellect. Until late 1943, surprisingly late in the war, the use of the fighter as an offensive weapon was stunted by the defensive mind set of the pursuit acolytes of the interwar decades. The pursuit airplane had evolved over the fixed battlefields of Western Europe during World War I. Pursuit aircraft had been developed to prevent enemy reconnaissance airplanes from overflying friendly lines and to protect friendly observation airplanes from enemy pursuits while the observers overflew enemy lines. The pursuit was conceived as a tactical and a defensive weapon, and it was limited to these roles both by conception and by the technologies of the day. The Army Air Corps Between the world wars, the development of American pursuit aircraft was hobbled by budgetary restrictions that for many years slowed or obviated altogether the creation of new technologies or even methodical experimentation with new tactics. The U.S. Marine Corps did advance the use of the single engine pursuit as a nascent close support weapon to bolster the infantry, but the interests of various intra Army constituencies prevented similar advances in what had come to be called the Army Air Corps. To the degree that it developed at all, the Air Corps saw increasingly heavy and longer ranged bombers in its future. And, as the limited available research and development dollars were expended on speedier bombers, the pursuits of the day were increasingly outranged and outrun. Inevitably, American bombers of the late 1930s were designed to be self defending because they could fly much farther and at least somewhat faster than could the pursuits of the day. The pursuits, which were being developed at a much slower pace, were relegated to a point defense role guarding cities, industrial targets, and air bases. When World War II began, the Air Corps shortly to be renamed the Army Air Forces was divided into two distinct combat arms, fighters and bombers. And, by virtue of the fighter s stunted development, there appeared little chance that the two would spend much time working together. As soon as the Army Air Corps was pulled into World War II it became focused on the defense of American coastal cities, several Caribbean islands, bases in Greenland and Iceland, and on the strategically indispensable Panama Canal. There were few airplanes of any type to devote to these defensive missions, and those that were deployed defensively also had to serve as on the job trainers for hundreds of the raw young pilots emerging from the Air Forces burgeoning flight schools. Through the first half of 1942, all of the very few pilots and airplanes that could be spared from the defense of the U.S. coasts and sea lanes were rushed to defend Australia and the South Pacific. Dozens of precious airplanes and pilots were lost in the pathetic defense of Java, in the Netherlands East Indies, and many more were lost in the early defensive battles around Port Moresby, New Guinea, but Army Air Forces training commands were able to catch up with combat and training losses as well as with the heavy burden imposed by the formation of new fighter, bomber, and other type groups. And better fighters with a higher probability of survival began to reach operational air groups. Committing to American Air Power Fortunately, the United States could afford to be a bit late off the mark in her war against Germany. German efforts in 1940 to bring Great Britain to her knees all had failed miserably and, by the end of 1941, the bulk of Germany s air and land forces were mired in a frightful war of attrition deep inside Russia. The British had the situation in northern Europe reasonably well in hand, though they would have collapsed had not vast infusions of weapons and supplies from the United States sustained them. British forces in Egypt and Libya were teetering on the edge of defeat, but there was little the United States would be able to do for many months to influence the outcome assuming the British held on that long. So, while the Army Air Forces devoted the bulk of its limited expendable resources to defensive measures against Japan, new air groups were created, and new and better combat aircraft began rolling off newly created assembly lines. Finally, in the spring of 1942, it was decided in high Army Air Forces circles to commit American air power to northern Europe. At first, the commitment would be little more than a meager show of force masking an advanced combat training program overseen by the Royal Air Force (RAF). Only later, when training bases and factories in the United States had caught up with the planning, would the U.S. Army Air Forces take on a strategic air campaign against the German industrial heartland. Brigadier General Ira Eaker arrived in England on February 20, 1942 to establish the headquarters of the new VIII Bomber Command. He opened his headquarters at High Wycombe, England on February 23, 1942, but the VIII Bomber Command had no combat airplanes to its name; they would not be available for several months. Rather, it fell to Eaker to argue with his British hosts in favor of an independent role for the forthcoming Army Air Forces in Europe. The RAF and the British government wanted America s commitment to the air war in Europe to be subordinate to or an adjunct of the British Theatre air war. The Americans, however, felt they deserved an independent role, and it was Eaker s job to win the British over to this viewpoint. The American notion was strongly bolstered in argument, at least by the fact that the Army Air Forces had developed over many years a theoretical strategic air doctrine that was quite different from the RAF s experience based strategic doctrine. The Americans favored and had equipped their bomber force to wage a precision daylight bombing campaign against industrial targets hundreds of miles inside enemy territory. The RAF was the only other air force in the world that had developed long range, four engine, heavy bombers, but its doctrine the result of bloody experiences early in the war favored area bombing at night. Doctrinal arguments aside, the British victims of the Nazi Blitz of 1940 1941 were less squeamish than their American Allies about bombing German civilians. Besides, the RAF had few long range heavy bombers to its name, and thus felt it needed to co opt the promised infusion of American heavies. For the time being, Eaker s arguments with the RAF hierarchy were moot. There would be no American air combat units in the United Kingdom for several months, and then there would not be enough of them to make a dent in Hitler s Fortress Europa for many more months. A Symbolic Commitment between Allies The first VIII Bomber Command unit to arrive in England on May 10, 1942 was the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group, which was equipped with Boeing B 17 Flying Fortress four engine heavy bombers. This was a symbolic commitment, for the 97th had been activated in February 1942 and thus had not had time to be adequately trained to fly combat missions over heavily defended European targets. It would be months before the 97th saw any live action. Around the time the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group became the first nominal combat unit to join Eaker s VIII Bomber Command, Brig. Gen. Frank Monk Hunter arrived in England to establish the headquarters of his VIII Fighter Command, also at High Wycombe. Unlike Eaker, Hunter, a rather flamboyant World War I ace, quickly came to terms with British beliefs and aspirations regarding the employment of forthcoming American fighter groups. The RAF had opted for powerful, short range, point defense fighters that could defend friendly air bases and attack nearby enemy air bases, and its doctrine appeared to have proven itself during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. Hunter, who had spent most of his career arguing the point defense case for the U.S. Army s fighters, was eager to augment the British fighter plan. 1 2 3 4 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved