An appeal to identify and commemorate Croydon s post World War II fallen heroes has been launched. Those killed in active service up to World War II are commemorated by name in Croydon, but those who died in the years since are not.
Obama, who endorsed Trudeau toward the end of the recent federal election campaign, made the remarks during a one hour question and answer session before a sold out crowd of 9,000 on Wednesday at the Scotiabank Centre.READ MORE: Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau in Canadian federal election
According to analyst estimates, 4.2 million passenger cars were sold in calendar Q3, equating to a year on year decline of 1.3 per cent, so the entire industry was down on its luck during the quarter.Of this figure, however, just 90,000 were plug in hybrids, full electric or fuel cell cars so called new energy vehicles (NEVs) which itself represents a fall of 18 per cent.
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.
Hot on the heels of their sold out Yin amp; Yang Australian tour, the Sydney urban mutant duo have announced a 15 date regional and metropolitan bender to kick off 2020, in suburbs as far afield as Belgrave, Mornington, Albury, Miranda, Newcastle, Northern Beaches, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide, Margaret River, Perth, Fremantle, Central Coast and Canberra. ”Touring in more remote areas has always been something close to our hearts, ” says guitarist Jimmy Young. ”We get the chance to bring the show to music fans who might not get the opportunity to catch as much live music than those in major cities. ”
The man, who chose to remain anonymous, received a donated penis, scrotum and part of an abdominal wall during a 14 hour surgery in April 2018.The progress report came Thursday in a letter to the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine from about two dozen doctors, mostly from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, but also from Cooper University Health Care in Camden, New Jersey, and Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina.
Chief of the Defence Staff Sir Nick Carter said a ”new age of alternative weapons ” including energy, bribes, corruption, cyber attacks, assassination, fake news, propaganda, soldiers in unmarked uniforms and deniable private military and security companies posed a huge threat to pace. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph he said: ”The character of politics and warfare is evolving rapidly, driven by the pervasiveness of information and the rate of technological change.
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
Full screen 1 21 Read more on:ModifiedMotorsportSEMANissan Seen anything this cool yet today? We doubt it. This is the Nissan Frontier Desert Runner, and it s absolutely fantastic.It s a full blown race truck conversion of the Frontier pickup truck (basically a previous generation Navara sold in the US) that Nissan Motorsports has built in collaboration with Maryland based customisers MA Motorsports.
Joda: In a mining area like Keonjhar, vegetable prices have skyrocketed. Traders have predicted that the rise will continue for a month with prices set to increase further.With carrot being sold at Rs 80 per kg, beans at Rs 80 per kg, pointed gourd (parval) at Rs 80 per kg, Brinjal at Rs 60 per kg and tomatoes at Rs 60 per kg the vegetable prices are burning a hole in the pocket. Prices of drumstick have touched Rs 300 per kg and prices of almost all other vegetables have witnessed a rise between 30 to 50 per cent.
An Indian havildar, or junior officer, who was part of a Sappers and Miners unit stationed in Egypt during the height of World War II, wrote back home in June 1943: From my personal experience I can tell you that the food we get here is much better than that we soldiers get in India. But whenever I sit for my meals, a dreadful picture of the appalling Indian food problem passes through my mind, leaving a cloudy sediment on the walls of my heart which makes me nauseous and often I leave my meals untouched."The soldier identified with this imagined community of sufferers in his homeland through his own body, as the pain of distant hunger reached out, resulting in him being heartsick and unable to eat. Another havildar clerk, writing to relatives, related his feelings of helplessness to the extraordinary conditions of the Indian wartime marketplace: I am terribly sorry to learn about the food situation in India and it seems as if there is no salvation for me. What is the use of money when we are unable to obtain the necessities of life in exchange for it? The situation would drive even the most level headed of us to madness and when we think of conditions in India we become crazy as lunatics."
Dans la famille, ils sont huissiers de justice de p re en fils depuis des g n rations. M me profession et m me parcours, jusqu' occuper successivement de hautes fonctions la chambre nationale des huissiers de justice. Des liens p re fils tr s forts qui vont donc les conduire devant le tribunal, et pour les m mes d lits : fraude fiscale et blanchiment de cette fraude.C'est le fisc qui a saisi la justice et permis de d couvrir que pendant pr s de vingt ans, ces deux huissiers r put s en r gion parisienne ont d tenu quatre comptes cach s au Luxembourg. Des comptes discr tement cl tur s en 2010, d'o ils auraient retir plusieurs centaines de milliers d'euros en liquide, sans rien d clarer aux douanes. Mais surtout, avec le solde, ils auraient achet un riad au Maroc.
Prices of the kitchen staple shot up to Rs 80 per kg in Delhi as against Rs 55 on October 31. It''s being sold in the range of Rs 50 80 per kg in other cities, as per official data from consumer affairs ministry.In August and September, onion prices had touched Rs 80 per kg. Experts are of the view that the sharp swings in its prices would continue for another month until the late crop reaches the wholesale markets, the Times of India reported.
Bhubaneswar: Soaring prices of vegetables across Odisha are burning holes in household budgets. While onions are being sold at Rs 60 per kilogram in Cuttack s Chhatra Bazaar, consumers have to spend Rs 65 70 in retail markets of Twin City.Situation is no different in Balasore and Berhampur where onion prices have soared significantly following which many consumers have cut down their consumption.
Oh Mann. This may affect your plans to cover yourself in broccoli florets. Mann Packing Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling over a hundred types of its vegetable products sold in the United States and Canada, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They re doing it to prevent mass Listeria or even some Listeria. The concern is that some products may have been contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.
Kondotty: Sharp hike in vegetable prices have hit households in the state really hard. The prices of potato, onion, garlic, shallot and drumstick have increased rapidly in the last few days.The price of one kilogram of drumsticks skyrocketed from Rs 60 to Rs 160. Lack of availability has caused the steep rise in price. The price of onion has also soared after a brief dip. Onion, which used to be sold for Rs 40 per kg last week, now retails for Rs 54 per kg.
Thousands of black African soldiers who died fighting for Britain during the First World War remain in unmarked burial sites after being overlooked by the War Graves Commission, according to MP David Lammy . The Labour politician has revealed how soldiers who took part in the East African campaign were denied a proper burial.
It s an anthology, a respectable sounding word, and the episodes play like short stories, though even at 30 minutes each, much elaboration is necessary building out characters, adding dialogue and drama and comedy. Broadly speaking, they are peopled by creative types, like the mostly professional writers whose columns these are. They re well to do, or well enough to do. When I say that it is not only a letter to love but a location shot love letter to New York, you are correct in interpreting this to mean it is like a Woody Allen movie.The series, which began streaming Friday, was developed by John Carney, who directed Once and wrote and directed Sing Street and knows a thing or two about putting a lump in the throat of the slightly arty mass market. Its cast is starry yet interesting: Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, John Slattery, Dev Patel, Catherine Keener, Andrew Scott and Jane Alexander. It s a pro job, though at times it feels professional in a Madison Avenue kind of way, as if you are being sold something, rather than told a story. Most feel minor, even when the subject is major, perhaps because they re so faithful to spirit of the essays. I don t mean that as a criticism. And I did choke up a few times.
The cybersecurity and network security software developer Sophos has announced that the US private equity group Thoma Bravo has agreed to acquire the firm for $3.9bn.