Archie Williams with his attorney Vanessa Potkin (left) and aunt Saundra Christmas at the 19th Judicial District Court of East Baton Rouge, La., this March, after forensic evidence cleared his name. Tyler Kaufman The Innocence Project hide caption
(Washington, D.C.) Armed Army robot vehicles conducted reconnaissance, called for indirect fire and then, when directed by human decision makers, attacked and destroyed enemy targets in a recent experiment designed to assess the technical maturity and readiness of autonomous ground drones. We had four robot vehicles conduct a tactical mission while humans were safe in defilade. We built four robots that are refurbished M113 tracked vehicles and we ve taken two Bradleys gutted them and turned them into two control vehicles with all kinds of sensors on them, Jeff Langhout, Director, Ground Vehicle Systems Center, told reporters in October at the Association of the United States Army Annual Symposium, Washington, D.C.
FB Twitter ellipsis More Pinterest Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos eloped in Las Vegas 23 years ago, so the talk show host never had a proper bachelorette party -- until now.Monday marked the first broadcast of #xA0;Live with Kelly and Ryan #x2018;s shows from the Paris Theater at Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this week, and the women of the Live cast were determined to treat Ripa to the quintessential Sin City hen night.
In a video tribute to the shenanigans, Ripa;s Live co workers (or, as she refers to them, her ;bride tribe;) ambush her in the hallway to inform her of their plans. To ensure Ripa got the quote unquote last hurrah of her dreams, they would be following the five tenets of a quintessential Las Vegas bachelorette party: check out the city with cocktails; do something erotic; do something tasty; dance, dance, dance; and have a surprise stripper show up.The ladies started at LINQ ''s High Roller, a 550 foot tall Ferris Wheel overlooking the city, to get their drink on. Ripa made it clear quickly which "official rule " she was looking forward to most the surprise stripper After confirmed LINQ ''s bartender was not, in fact, said exotic dancer, the ladies moved on to their next locale.
I want to talk about a superhero I know. She is a single mom with two jobs. Her 8 year old son is non verbal and has autism. He''s the light of her life, the reason she gets up in the morning and the reason she works around the clock. She has built a carefully constructed tower of cards to provide for her son and planning for their future. Here''s the sad twist: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer''s recent veto of $1 million in funding for the MiNavigator program has caused that tower to fall.This program helps mothers, like this superhero, and other caregivers across the state find resources to help people with autism thrive. Without this program, their future remains uncertain, unsupported, and scary.
The Manchester City evening headlines on Saturday, November 16.Guardiola told two defenders to sign
The holiday tradition that features 1.6 million lights across 16 blocks in Glendale begins on Friday, Nov. 29 and lasts until Jan. 11 with lights twinkling each evening from 5 p.m. 10 p.m.The Countdown to Glendale Glitters stage show gets things started on Friday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m.
Male birds of paradise rehearse and refine their mating dance through their lives. Bowerbirds clear the forest floor and prepare soft beds, even tossing in a shiny bauble or two to keep the object of their affection amused. Out in the piscine kingdom, the white spotted pufferfish makes rangoli in the sand. The males in the animal kingdom make elaborate shows of beauty and elegance, colour and sound, and, most importantly, housekeeping skills, to attract a mate.This makes me wonder how the human male gets away with so little. I could quote relevant passages by Simone de Beauvoir but I think you should read The Second Sex for yourself for her not so resigned views on how we arrived at this situation.
Throughout Season 10, Siddiq has been suffering from a serious case of what appears to be PTSD, which has started to impact his mood, his job, and overall sense of what''s real and what''s not. As a result, he''s experienced a series of flashbacks about his time in the barn, and while they've only shown small snippets of his memory it''s caused many fans to believe that Alpha may have forced Siddiq to participate in the murders in order to save his own skin. It would certainly help to explain why he gets instantly triggered at the mere mention of Alpha or the Whisperers in general.It''s a horrifying concept to consider since that would mean Siddiq has the death (or deaths, plural) of innocent people on his conscience. But given the way he''s been acting all season, it does feel like a very real possibility. And the flashbacks may even be hinting at who he was forced to kill.
Bala was a highly anticipated film, however, Yami has turned out to be the surprise package with her performance as Pari Mishra, a small town Tik Tok star turned model from Lucknow. The actress had revealed how she had found inspiration in the late actress Sridevi to prepare for this role.All the praises are slowly sinking in, says Yami. But the fact that Janhvi Kapoor complimented her is something truly special.
In the name of legendary actor and producer Akkineni Nageswara Rao, an awards body is constituted to give away the #ANRNationalAwards. And this year, they are going to honour two big legendary actresses in a couple of days. The pair of ANR And Sridevi is superhit that they teamed up for many blockbuster movies. Later Sridevi acted with Nagarjuna as well in a couple of stunning movies. The legendary actress is no more as she left the world abruptly, and now #ANRNationalAward for 2018 is being conferred to Sridevi by the committee. Then we have living diva Rekha, who hails from the South but created her bit of legendary in Bollywood. She''s conferred with 2019 ANR National Award. This Sunday (Nov 17), these two awards will be awarded by Megastar Chiranjeevi at a special event that takes place at Annapoorna Studios. Also, Nagarjuna is said to be honouring some other film industry talents that contributed a lot to the cinema.
Full screen 1 6 Read more on:ElectricMaseratiGranturismo After 12 years in production and some 40,000 cars sold, the Maserati GranTurismo is finally being put out to pasture, giving the company time and space to concentrate on renovations to its Modena plant and development of its next high performance sports car . The one off Zeda is supposed to tell the story of the dawn of a new era for the company through colours and materials . It s therefore mechanically identical to the normal GranTurismo, with a 4.7 litre Ferrari V8 making 454bhp, but gets a special paint job. The front of the car is deep blue, the middle dark grey and the rear end satin silver.
Full screen 1 19 Read more on:First LookSkodaOctavia People of the Internet: think the new VW Golf is a bit too out there? Not tempted by an outrageous Ford Focus, or wild Kia Ceed? Well then step right this way, for Skoda has just unveiled the new Octavia and my, isn t it just the most sensible thing you ve ever seen?Of course it shares much with the new Golf. The engines, for example. You can have 1.0 litre with three cylinders, with four cylinder options comprising 1.5 and 2.0 litre petrols or a 2.0 litre diesel. The latter gets a twin dosing system to slash NOx emissions by up to 80 per cent. Go for the DSG auto and the 1.0 litre and 1.5 litre petrols get 48 volt mild hybrid tech, reducing CO2 emissions and improving fuel economy. There will be a plug in hybrid, too, with 201bhp and a 34 miles of e range.
WASP 62b is a giant gas, similar to Jupiter, and is so big that it could contain about 1,000 planet Earths. It orbits its star, WASP 62, every 4.4 days. The system is more than 570 light years away from us, and astronomers discovered it in 2012 using the SuperWASP telescope at the South African Astronomical Observatory ''s Sutherland site.SuperWASP, which stands for Wide Angle Search for Planets, is a consortium that operates two telescopes, one in South Africa and one in the Canary Islands.The ”Name an Exoplanet ” initiative has shortlisted four names for Wasp 62b and another four for its star, along with motivations for their suggestions.
Key point: He was a true menace for the Soviet Union. By May 8, 1945, Adolf Hitler had been dead for more than a week. Germany was in the act of formally surrendering to the Soviets and the Western Allies, so occupying Red Army troops in the eastern German town of Brunn were not expecting to witness what may have been World War II s last dogfight over Europe. They were watching entranced as a Red Air Force pilot entertained them with a one plane air show. He expertly put his Yakovlev Yak 9 single engine fighter through a series of intricate rolls, climbs, dives, and stalls while the infantrymen below applauded. Suddenly, a lone German Messerschmitt Me 109 dove on the unsuspecting Russian, riddling his Yak with machine gun bullets and 20mm cannon shells and sending it spinning toward the German countryside. As the stunned soldiers gathered around the oily bonfire that seconds earlier had been a lethal flying machine, the Luftwaffe pilot banked westward toward his final landing. Erich Hartmann, aerial warfare s supreme ace, had just scored his last kill number 352. Recommended: This Was the Plane That Almost Replaced the F 22 Raptor The son of a doctor, Hartmann was born on April 19, 1922. It was a hard time to be German. Just 31 2 years after its defeat in World War I, the Fatherland was helpless before its victorious, unsympathetic enemies. Political upheaval, poverty, and the worst inflation in history made life in Germany difficult, destitute, and dangerous. Jumping at the opportunity to escape this situation, Dr. Alfred Hartmann moved his practice to China. Despite the language barrier he got on well with his new patients, who were grateful to have such a skilled physician to tend their many maladies. They gathered at his office daily and gladly paid their bills on time. Being German, Dr. Hartmann was not generally associated with the European colonial powers that Asian nationalists were increasingly resisting. Nevertheless, when he found the severed heads of three British acquaintances on stakes outside his door one morning in 1929, he decided to gather up his beautiful wife Elisabeth and two little boys and return home, where he set up a new practice in Stuttgart. Recommended: Could the Battleship Make a Comeback? During the 1930s, while their country underwent drastic changes, Elisabeth and her sons embraced the national craze of gliding. Her eldest, Erich, developed a passionate love of flying, becoming one of many young Germans addicted to the sky. By the time Hitler came to power in 1933, an entire generation of Germany s young men were yearning to be aviators. Recommended: Why Doesn''t America Just Kill Kim Jong un? Erich Hartmann was born too late to participate in the Third Reich s early period of conquest from 1939 until mid 1942. In fact, when the European war broke out in September 1939, he had just been conscripted, at age 17, into the Hitler Youth. Still, he was enthusiastic about the war. It would give him the opportunity to pursue his dream of flight, so as soon as he graduated from high school in the spring of 1940, he enlisted in the Military Training Regiment based at Neukuhren, East Prussia. A free spirit, he would never completely conform to the restrictions of Nazi German military life. Also, he was emotionally distracted. He was madly in love with 16 year old Ursula Paetsch, and the two were planning to marry as soon as possible. Hartmann s fun loving inclinations and determination to stay closely in touch with his fiance frustrated his regulation bound flight instructors, but his flying ability became apparent as he quickly mastered the deadly but notoriously difficult to fly Me 109D. Unwilling to wash out such a terribly gifted student, the instructors tolerated his lack of self discipline as he continued to impress them in training. As the pivotal summer of 1942 broke over war torn Europe, Hartmann approached his final stages of training with typical brilliance, scoring 24 hits on a small, fluttering, infamously hard to hit drogue target towed by another plane on June 30. This was by far the best his instructors had ever seen from a trainee in his first attempt at aerial gunnery. One of Hartmann s future comrades on the Russian Front, Wilhelm Batz, literally took years to achieve such marksmanship. Considering Batz would finish the war with 237 kills, Hartmann s ability was apparent. After graduating from flight training, Erich was allowed a short visit to Stuttgart to see his parents and Ursula. Then, his superiors, anxious to get this deadly young hawk into action, rushed him to the Russian city of Maikop, where he joined Jagdgeschwader (Fighter Wing) 52, or JG 52. He would spend the rest of the war in the East, but first he had to overcome a shaky start. En route to their posting, he and three other novice second lieutenants passed through Krakow, Poland. There were no Me 109s stationed at the local Luftwaffe airfield, but the base commander had four Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers he needed delivered to Mariupol on the north coast of the Sea of Azov. He told the rookies that if they flew the Stukas to their destination they would have no trouble arranging transportation to nearby Maikop. Although utterly unfamiliar with the Ju 87, the first two lieutenants managed to lift off safely, but Hartmann and his last companion were another story. As Hartmann taxied down the dirt runway, his plane s brakes failed, and he crashed into the air traffic controller s wooden hut at the end of the landing strip, destroying both shed and plane. When the last youngster attempted to get airborne, his engine caught fire. When he tried to make an emergency landing, he somersaulted his Stuka. The commander, knowing he would be held responsible for the destruction, rushed the two baby pilots into the cargo bay of an eastbound Junkers Ju 52 transport plane before they could inflict more havoc. Hartmann s introduction to the convulsing Russian Front was as chaotic as the massive battles raging along its endless length that autumn of 1942. JG 52 was already established as a top Luftwaffe unit upon Hartmann s arrival. His commanding officer, 27 year old Colonel Dietrich Hrabak, was immediately impressed with the fearless confidence of this new arrival. Considering Hrabak already had 60 kills and wore the Knight s Cross, his opinion carried weight. He instantly had a high estimation of Hartmann. Hrabak immediately commenced versing the newcomers on all the aspects of combat flying not covered in the flight schools fine points that could only be gleaned and honed in battle. Up to now all your training has emphasized controlling your aircraft on operations, that is, making your muscles obey your will in flying your aircraft, Hrabak said. To survive in Russia and be successful fighter pilots you must now develop your thinking. You must act aggressively always, of course, or you will not be successful, but the aggressive spirit must be tempered with cunning, judgment, and intelligent thinking. Fly with your head and not with your muscles. Hrabak s instructions to just arrived neophytes were always a great asset to them, saving many of their lives. Also, the free spirited Hartmann liked the informality of the airmen at the front. Germany had been at war for three years by this point, and the tide was about to start turning. Never before had the Third Reich needed such young men as Erich Hartmann. Unfortunately for the Fatherland, there were far too few of his caliber. On October 10, 1942, Hartmann was assigned to the wing s III Gruppe, III JG.52, which was based on the banks of the Terek River north of the Caucasus Mountains. Posted to 7th Staffel, the 20 year old neophyte reported to the squad s commander, Major Hubertus von Bonin, who was much in Hrabak s mold, believing flying skill was more valuable than military modus operandi. Bonin informed the surprised recruit that rank did not determine which pilot commanded during combat operations. Whoever held the highest kill tally was in command while the units were airborne. A higher scoring lieutenant could chew out his commanding colonel in the heat of aerial battle, and not one word would be said about it after the planes landed. This state of affairs was perfect for Hartmann. His first dawn patrol was October 14, and it was almost his last. He flew as wingman for Sergeant Edmund Rossmann, who had 80 kills at that time. Rossmann could teach as well as he could fight and usually managed to bring his rookie wingmen home. He had barely enough skill to save this one, though. After climbing to 12,000 feet, the two plane element followed the Terek River to the city of Prokhladny, where Rossmann spied a formation of Soviet aircraft strafing a German supply column that was trying to leave the city. Radioing for his green wingman to follow, Rossmann dove at the Russians while a confused Hartmann (who still had not spotted the targets) followed close behind. After a plunge of almost a mile, he finally picked out the Red Air Force flight that Rossmann had been zeroing in on all along. 1 2 3 4 5 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
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