MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) A Wisconsin judge ruled that a teenager charged in the death of a 7 year old boy who was allegedly beaten, forced to carry around a heavy log and then buried in snow will be tried in adult court.Attorneys for 16 year old Damian Hauschultz, who was 15 when Ethan Hauschultz died in 2018, tried to have the case moved to juvenile court.
Key point: Yet Germany was left too destitute to implement its plans. In 1917, even as Germany began to prepare to launch what it expected to be war winning offensives in the Atlantic and in France, its naval architects began to think about the postwar naval balance. Even if Germany could knock out France and Italy as great powers, it could only defeat Britain by applying economic pain, and that pain would end when the guns fell silent. Thus, Germany could look forward to renewed naval competition with the British, and almost certainly the Americans. Accordingly, the Germans developed designs for the advanced battlecruisers and battleships that would have become the new High Seas Fleet if Germany had won the war. Strategic Stage Until mid 1918, Germany expected to win the war, and expected that its future security threats would come primarily from maritime powers, namely the United States and the United Kingdom. Germany would win territorial and political concessions in the east and the west, and might be able to recover some of its colonial territories (or perhaps take some from France and Italy. Consequently, Germany would need a competitive surface fleet in addition to its U boats. The war had slowed capital ship construction in Britain and Germany (although notably not in Japan or the United States), and existing German ships were quickly approaching obsolescence. The only super dreadnoughts immediately available to the Germans would have been the four ships of the Bayern class (in reality, only two of the ships were completed) and the seven battlecruisers of the Mackensen class and Yorck class (of which none were completed). The Bayerns could make twenty one knots, and carried eight 15 guns on a 32,000 ton displacement. Both the Mackensen and Yorck classes were a major step up from the pre war battlecruisers. The Mackensen s carried eight 13.8 guns on a 36,000 ton displacement, with a speed of twenty eight knots, while the Yorcks would have carried eight 15 guns, displaced 38,000 tons, and made twenty seven knots. Against this, the Kaiserliche Marine faced twenty one British super dreadnoughts and four modern battlecruisers, along with another thirteen American super dreadnoughts. Both the British and the Americans threw themselves into post war construction, with the latter planning seven more battleships and six battlecruisers, and the former four battleships and four battlecruisers. Having won the war, Germany would have immediately faced a very threatening maritime environment. The L20e class was the beginning of the solution. Displacing 48,000 tons, the L20e would have carried eight 16.5 guns in four twin turrets and made twenty six knots. The L20e would have been roughly the same size as the proposed British N3 class, which traded three knots of speed for a much heavier main armament (9 18 guns in three triple turrets). The American South Dakotas would also have tipped the scales at 48,000 tons, with a speed of 23 knots, but would have carried twelve 16 guns in four triple turrets. The concentration on speed suggests that the German were prepping for a fast battleship squadron, similar in many ways to that of the Japanese. Japan s Nagato and (planned) Tosa class battleships could make twenty six knots; the successor Kii class would have made nearly thirty. In contrast to the British and American approaches, there was to be little gap between the fast battlecruisers and the slow battleships. Germany s decision on this point may have stemmed from lessons learned in the Battle of Jutland, where its battlecruisers endured enormous punishment while taking limited losses. It is likely a decision that would have paid off down the line; the slow battleships of the USN and RN were notably limited in the Second World War. Wrap In the real world, Germany was beaten, the High Seas Fleet was scuttled at Scapa, and the three great naval powers settled their differences with the Washington Naval Treaty. That treaty sharply limited naval construction, prohibiting the construction of an entire generation of new battleships. It offered a naval holiday that gave the people of the world a much needed rest after several years of bitter conflict. The Washington Naval Treaty was a means of managing competition between recent allies who could foresee conflict on the horizon. Had Germany won the war, relations with both the United States and the United Kingdom would have remained tense. Under these circumstances it is difficult to imagine how Germany would have participated in a multilateral arms control agreement like the Washington Naval Treaty. Having just escaped the Great War (and the influenza that followed it) the world would almost immediately have been thrown into another great naval race. This would have produced an altogether more dangerous world, with four different great powers struggling for maritime dominance. Robert Farley, a frequent contributor to the National Interest, is author of The Battleship Book . He serves as a senior lecturer at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. This article first appeared earlier this year. Image: Wikipedia. View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
A gang kidnapped a man and poured boiling water on to his thighs, groin and genital area before realising they had got the wrong guy.The 32 year old electrician was kicked and beaten, hit with a hammer and stabbed him in the leg during what was described as a apos;terrifying ordeal. apos;
French President Emmanuel Macron has released what he calls a "letter to the French, " encouraging a national debate on issues that have led to two months of anti government protests. "This is how I intend to turn anger into solutions, " Macron said Sunday. "Your proposals will help build a new contract for the nation, organizing the actions of the government and parliament, but also France's positions at the European and international levels. " Macron plans to hold a number of town hall meetings across the country over the next eight weeks. Among the questions he is opening for debate are which taxes should be cut, what public spending should be a priority, are there too many bureaucratic layers, and questions surrounding the environment and immigration. While Macron said no topic will be off the table, the right of people to seek asylum in France will not be up for debate. "We won't agree on everything, which is normal in a democracy. But at least we'll show we're a people which is not afraid of talking, exchanging ideas , debating. " So called "yellow vest " marches erupted in France in November against a now scrapped fuel tax. But they have since expanded into a general anti government protest, especially in rural France, where many see Macron as someone more interested in the wealthy than their problems. Some of the marches have turned violent, leading to government proposals to ban anyone wearing face masks from joining in or starting their own march. The free speech group Reporters Without Borders has called on protest organizers to condemn violence against journalists covering the marches. The group says reporters have been beaten, kicked, and threatened with rape.
A leading rights watchdog has called on Russian authorities to abolish the country's law banning gay quot;propaganda, arguing it is having a deeply damaging effect on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. In a new report, Human Rights Watch says that the 2013 law intensified the hostility LGBT people in Russia have long suffered, and it also stifled access to LGBT inclusive education and support services. The 92 page report, issued on December 12, called the law a classic example of political homophobia that targets vulnerable sexual and gender minorities for political gain. Formally called the law aimed at protecting children from information promoting the denial of traditional family values, it bans the propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations quot; among minors a reference universally understood to mean a ban on providing children with access to information about he lives of LGBT people. However, according to Kyle Knight, a researcher at HRW, the blatantly discriminatory law has had the complete opposite effect of what the proponents of the law suggested it would have. The law has been used to shut down online information and mental health referral services for children and has discouraged support groups and mental health professionals from working with children, Knight explained. Knight said the law contributed to an intensification of harassment and violence against LGBT people in Russia. The evidence we have in our new report shows the law actually ruined some children s lives, Knight told RFE RL. Giving Homophobes Free Rein HRW interviewed dozens of LGBT youth and mental health professionals across Russia, to examine the everyday experiences of the children in schools, home, and in public. Diana F., a 14 year old lesbian from the Khabarovsk region, told HRW that she felt as if the law literally makes homophobes have free rein in our country. LGBT people, the teenager said, are afraid to organize prides and demonstrations. According to the HRW report, the law has also been exploited by vigilante groups to attack LGBT people. Some of the LGBT youth interviewed by HRW spoke about the authorities inadequate response to such assaults. Georgy L., a 14 year old transgender boy, explained why he was fearful: Hazing, beatings, and undermining of LGBT teens are not taken seriously. I m sure the police will not consider a report from a teenager about being beaten, if he says that he is part of the LGBT community. Adults can safely mock us, rape us, and undermine us, he said. The LGBT youth interviewed for the report described being constantly on alert for harassment and violence. Many said they confront the anguished choice of hiding their identity to protect themselves from abuse or being open about who they are and facing greater risk. The report criticizes the Russian Orthodox Church for making inflammatory public statements about gay people, fueling existing anti LGBT sentiments. According to HRW, one high level church official once said that same sex relations should be completely eliminated from Russian society, preferably through moral persuasion but, if necessary, through a public referendum on re criminalizing homosexuality. HRW says that the law banning gay quot;propaganda quot; makes it harder for mental health professionals to offer LGBT people support. One psychologist described how, even in situations where it is clinically relevant to discuss a child client s sexual orientation, he feels constrained by the law: Teenagers often wait for me to ask a direct and precise question about his or her sexual orientation or gender identity, but the law prevents me from doing that. Another said she covers all LGBT themed books on her office bookshelf during clinical sessions to avoid being accused of spreading gay quot;propaganda. For Some, Stigma Begins At Home The report also says that for many LGBT children, stigma begins at home. Most of those interviewed by HRW said that it was a priority for them that their parents accept them for who they are. However, many LGBT youth felt they could not turn to their parents for guidance and support.
Justin Foster, 28, of the 400 block of Belmont Road in Tallahassee, was arrested in Florida Aug. 25 following an investigation into the attack of a 26 year old Des Plaines resident who was found badly beaten, bleeding heavily and unresponsive around 3:15 a.m. on March 14 in the 1100 block of Holiday Lane, police said. Prosecutors said he flew to Chicago from Atlanta on the day of the attack and targeted the Des Plaines man because he had begun dating Foster's ex girlfriend. Foster is accused of knocking the man out with a tire iron, carving his initials into the man's leg, cutting off the man's genitals and throwing them over a fence. Authorities said he then returned to O'Hare International Airport in a rental car and flew back to Florida.
In a clip that has been doing the rounds since Monday night, a man can be seen being choked while bleeding in a fruit and vegetable store room.The Citizen can confirm that the fruit and vegetable store the incident took place in was Food Lover 's Market in Lenasia, and that the beating took place on Sunday 25 February.
The Greatest Showman a musical biographical drama that tells the cleaned up story of Barnum amp; Bailey Circus creator P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman omits a lot of sordid facts. As if a movie about a man responsible for over a century;s worth of captured, beaten, and deprived animals weren;t distasteful enough, this film leaves out some critical information while romanticizing a person who exploited any living beings he could get his hands on from animals he kept caged and trained through pain and fear to African Americans and people with disabilities alike. To top it all off, he thought of his customers as suckers.In his book Topsy: The Startling Story of the Crooked Tailed Elephant, P. T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison, author Michael Daly states that Barnum purchased Joice Heth, an African American woman with a disability, who was billed as the 161 year old nurse of George Washington (yes, seriously): "She was a human being, but an African American one and therefore subject in slave states to being bought and sold no differently than an elephant, only cheaper. "
Eleven games unbeaten, 38 goals, eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table it's pretty clear to see why everyone is desperate to compare Manchester City to Arsenal's 'invincibles.'The idea has already been dismissed by Pep Guardiola, Kevin De Bruyne, Arsene Wenger, pundits and a number of City's faithful following and with just 11 games played that's sensible.
A woman has bravely revealed what it is like to be a Muslim lesbian after moving from Pakistan to the UK. Zayna, not her real name, who is 40, said she has been beaten, humiliated and threatened because of her sexuality.
In a lawsuit moved to federal court on Friday, Wallace, his wife, daughter and son in law accuse the corporate owners operators of allowing an unruly group with a history of violence at pavilion events to drink themselves drunk during a June 2016 Rascal Flatts concert, then unleash a vicious and unprovoked attack on the Wallaces and their friends in the VIP parking lot.As Wallace, his daughter and others were sucker punched, stomped and beaten, the pavilion 's security team stood by and watched, the complaint says. Both Wallace and his daughter were hospitalized.
The remarks by Chander Parkash Ganga, J amp;K minister for industries and commerce, were echoed by at least two BJP ministers but drew an angry reaction from partner PDP which said his disgusting utterances and sickening and intimidating statement against Kashmiri youth were not only unbecoming of a senior minister but also fraught with danger.A recording of Ganga s remarks, made last Sunday after a public meeting in Ramgarh town along the international border in Samba district, surfaced Thursday.
October 9, at 22:30 Algerian national team in a match of the 1st round of the qualifying stage for the World Cup 2018 will take a team of Cameroon. Algeria vs Cameroon preview Algerian national team is one of the strongest teams in Africa at the moment, in the round of the playoffs Algerians without any problems outplayed Tanzania team 2: 2, 7: 0. With the release of the final part of the channel;s team also had no problems in playing 6 was scored 16 points. For Sunday;s match Algeria team approaches a series of 7 meetings unbeaten, the last time losing to a year ago, October 9, 2015 Guinea team 1: 2. In extreme Algerians won 7 matches 5 wins and two matches ended world. Algeria vs Cameroon prediction Cameroon ;African football face; for the past 20 years. In the playoffs, the selection team was the national team of Niger 0: 0,3: 0. And indeed in the last 30 matches of Cameroon team won 13 wins, 14 meeting ended in a draw and lost only three matches. On the CAS team made it without any problems, scored 14 points in 6 matches, and any other group of bidders would be considered the favorite to exit at the World Cup, but the will of the draw, in addition to Algeria, in the quartet hit and one more grants of African Football Nigerians and this group is the strongest throughout the African selection. Algeria and Cameroon have met 5 times in history, "Fox of the desert " have never been able to beat his rivals, two draws and lost three matches. The upcoming match will think the fighting, and it scored goals in many will not. Rate: TM 2.5.
The Solomon Islands National U20 boys are looking forward to another tough action against Cook Islands in their second match of the Oceania U20 World Cup Qualifier tomorrow in Vanuatu. Tomorrow;s match will be the first Group B match before Tahiti takes on the All Whites in the afternoon. An OFC statement said the local boys have made some impressive start in this year;s OFC U20 Championship pinning the Tahiti Nui in 2 goal draw. In their first match against Tahiti, Solomon Islands side has done a lot to secure the decision to share the points with Tahiti. Tahiti leapt into a relatively comfortable 2 0 lead before going into the break. But the Solomon Islands Coach Pedro Mateo has renewed a sense of verve that eventually caused problems for Tahiti. The local side was awarded a penalty in the 48th minute which Albert Witney made no mistake in slotting the ball behind the net. Fifteen minutes later, a beautiful strike from Richard Raramo had the keeper beaten, with the ball just grazing the tips of the Tahiti Keeper;s outstretched fingers. Solomon Islands coach Mateo believes his side were justly rewarded for their second half performance. Posted by Sibc News Enter your email address:
Still taken from a video circulated by the Fixers, a group in the UK dedicated to stopping cyberbullying.In the movie, Admiral about the Netherlands in the 1650s, two good men who had served their country with intelligence and fairness, are dragged out of the house by a mob, beaten, stabbed, castrated, gutted, and then hung upside down in the town square.
Many of my cases became part of the U.S. Department of State's reports on human rights violations in Romania. For this act of treason, I was kidnapped, beaten, tortured, placed under house arrest, and came within seconds of being executed under the orders of Ceausescu himself It was late at night, and I had just returned to my office after a long day in court. I was exhausted. In addition to a full docket of cases, I had been followed to work that morning by Ceausescu's secret police. They had been tailing me for weeks.
A less known fact on Blake Shelton is that he was accused of being homophobic after he rewrote a few lines of Shania Twain s Any Man Of Mine. He wrote, Any man that tries Touching my behind He s gonna be a beaten, bleedin, heaving kind of guy For that, he was even accused of making antigay statement by GLAAD. However, Shelton later issued an apology and tweeted, When it comes to gay lesbian rights or just feelings I love everybody, Blake. But it still came out as a controversy.
By JAMEY KEATEN, Associated PressGENEVA (AP) The U.N. human rights office says it has turned up six more cases of alleged sexual abuse against children by European troops in Central African Republic, including a 7 year old girl who said she had to perform sexual acts on soldiers in exchange for water and cookies.