On this day: Germany invades Poland – WWII begins

first_img Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSWorld War IIWW II Previous articleTS Hermine now Hurricane HermineNext articleSRO’s: A role that goes beyond the job description Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply On this day in 1939, German forces bombard Poland on land and from the air. World War II had begun.The German invasion of Poland was a primer on how Hitler intended to wage war–what would become the “blitzkrieg” strategy. This was characterized by extensive bombing early on to destroy the enemy’s air capacity, railroads, communication lines, and munitions dumps, followed by a massive land invasion with overwhelming numbers of troops, tanks, and artillery. Once the German forces had plowed their way through, devastating a swath of territory, infantry moved in, picking off any remaining resistance.Once Hitler had a base of operations within the target country, he immediately began setting up “security” forces to annihilate all enemies of his Nazi ideology, whether racial, religious, or political. Concentration camps for slave laborers and the extermination of civilians went hand in hand with German rule of a conquered nation. For example, within one day of the German invasion of Poland, Hitler was already setting up SS “Death’s Head” regiments to terrorize the populace.Although 1 million strong, the Polish forces were severely under-equipped and attempted to take the Germans head-on with horsed cavaliers in a forward concentration, rather than falling back to more natural defensive positions. The outmoded thinking of the Polish commanders coupled with the antiquated state of its military was simply no match for the overwhelming and modern mechanized German forces.About 65,000 Polish troops were killed in the fighting, with 420,000 others being captured by the Germans and 240,000 more by the Soviets (for a total of 660,000 prisoners). Up to 120,000 Polish troops escaped to neutral Romania, and another 20,000 to Latvia and Lithuania, with the majority eventually making their way to France or Britain.Great Britain would respond with bombing raids over Germany three days later. Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Corporate fundraising round up: who’s doing what for which charities

first_img Tagged with: corporate Fundraising ideas 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.  254 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis60 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis60 Lycetts & Walking with the WoundedLycetts has raised over £48,000 for charities including Walking with the Wounded, Parkinson’s UK, the Percy Hedley Foundation, and the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust over the past 12 months. Throughout 2017, the company organised and supported numerous events to raise money for a variety of charities. These included a concert performance by Britain’s Got Talent string quartet Escala, an evening with Captain Guy Disney and a sponsored mistletoe ball. Every employee also nominated a charity of their choice to receive a £125 donation through MyGiving. The initiative, a staff-led programme run by parent company Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, generated £19,500 for 106 different fundraising organisations. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59qASO4aK3Q[/youtube]T.M. Lewin & British Red CrossT.M. Lewin has launched a Shirt Swap campaign with British Red Cross, fronted by Gary Lineker. The two are asking people to donate their old shirts in a T.M. Lewin or British Red Cross store. In return they will be given £10 off when they next buy four or more shirts, or £5 off any single shirt purchase. The donated shirts will be sold in a British Red Cross shop. PMP Recruitment & UnseenPMP Recruitment, part of Cordant Group, has launched a partnership with leading charity Unseen that will help to raise funds and supplies for the victims of modern slavery. The firm will be promoting one fundraising event each month during 2018, whilst also offering support to victims who may be seeking employment opportunities as they look to rebuild their lives. The first campaign of the year saw PMP employees, with the help of clients and suppliers, put together 400 survivor kits for people who have been subjected to modern slavery with a combined value of £8,000. Petplan & Cats ProtectionPetplan has now given over £5 million to Cats Protection since the beginning of their partnership in 2001. Whenever a Cats Protection adopter continues their cover onto a full policy from their four weeks’ free insurance, Petplan gives 10% of the premium back to the charity and a further 10% each year the policy is renewed. In addition, supporters can get a quote via a special Petplan link, which will also trigger 10% of the premium to be donated when the policy is taken out. Advertisement EY graduate team & Children 1stA team of graduate accountants from EY has launched a recipe book to raise funds for Scotland’s national children’s charity, Children 1st. A Taste of Glasgow provides a collection of the city’s best recipes, with contributions from some of Glasgow’s most celebrated restaurants including Martin Wishart, Brian Maule and Master Chef winner Gary Maclean, the book also contains recipes from local favourites such as Bilson Eleven, the Hillhead Bookclub and Finnieston restaurant Chelsea Market. The seven employees from EY’s Glasgow office are competing against teams from across Scotland to see who can raise the most money for the charity as part of Dragons’ Glen, Scotland’s entrepreneurial challenge for businesses, where groups are tasked with turning an investment of £500 into a profit of £5,000 in five months. Alpha FMC & The Lucy Faithfull FoundationAlpha FMC has raised over £17,000 and donated consultancy skills to The Lucy Faithfull Foundation in a year-long partnership. Alpha’s approximately 275 employees wanted to use their year-long partnership with the The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, to provide more than money so the company donated the time and expertise of its employees to work on flagship projects that are transforming the way the charity manages its internal communications and information-flow systems. And as well as providing the charity with the sort of pro bono consultancy services  normally out of reach to small and medium-sized charities, Alpha employees worldwide have also pedalled, run, baked (main image) and  quizzed their way to raising over £17,000 for the charity. SSP UK & MacmillanSSP UK has named Macmillan Cancer Support as its new charity of the year. Throughout 2018, SSP staff across the company’s near 700 UK outlets will take part in fundraising for the charity. This includes four dedicated fundraising events such as Macmillan’s well-known annual Coffee Morning, at locations including its London and Birmingham offices. Macmillan will also receive a third of the donations raised in till-point collection tins for the SSP Foundation. A £100,000 (US$139,000) grant from the SSP Foundation will add a further boost to the fundraising. Corporate fundraising round up: who’s doing what for which charities Turner & Townsend & Action for ChildrenGlobal construction consultancy Turner & Townsend has raised over £225,000 to date through its ambitious Education Fund to support the work of UK children’s charity, Action for Children. The funds raised will support over 2,500 disadvantaged children, young people and their families who struggle to afford essential items will now be able to buy uniforms, school shoes, revision guides, pens, pencils and sports kits to help them through the school year. The funds have been raised through a variety of staff fundraising activities such as the Yorkshire Three Peaks, Ride London and the Byte Night sleep-out, as well as through matched funding from Turner & Townsend. Here are some of the varied ways corporate partners are supporting charities this month, from bake sales and coffee mornings, to shirt swaps and challenge events. Melanie May | 22 February 2018 | News THANK YOU @SelcoBW for the £1000 at the opening of #York store, which will provide around five financial grants to help people fighting cancer meet unexpected bills like travelling to chemotherapy, keeping the heating on or buying specialist equipment https://t.co/AJHxE96jjF— Macmillan N&EYorks (@MacNEYorks) February 21, 2018Selco Builders Warehouse & MacmillanSelco Builders Warehouse has raised over £500,000 for Macmillan with the help of staff, customers and suppliers at all of its 60 branches across the country. The money has been raised through a wide range of initiatives including auctions, golf days, sponsored cycle rides, cake sales and individual challenges such as the London Marathon, 10km road races and sponsored head shaves and leg waxing.  253 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Throwback Thursday: TCU Trivia

first_img + posts Facebook Michelle Ross is a senior Journalism and Communication Studies double major from Austin, Texas. When she is not in the newsroom, she loves to dance, go on random adventures and pet dogs on campus. ReddIt Twitter printAs students pour back into the classroom to start another semester of learning, there are some things they won’t find in the pages of their assigned textbooks. That’s where we come in for TCU Trivia Thursday!Did you know? TCU was founded in 1873 as AddRan Male and Female College.Jarvis, Foster and Waits were residence halls for women in the early 1930s. The capacity of Amon G. Carter Stadium is 45,000. That’s your refresher, now let’s try your hand at TCU Trivia! </p><section><h2>TCU Trivia</h2><div>How much Horned Frog Trivia do you know?</div><div></div></section><section><h2>When was TCU founded?</h2></section><section><h3>What is TCU’s total enrollment as of spring 2017 (include undergraduates and graduates)?</h3></section><section><h3>What Frog camp does not exist?</h3></section><section><h3>Where is Cindy located on campus?</h3></section><section><h3>Where was TCU first founded?</h3></section><section><h3>How many first-year students entered Fall 2016?</h3></section><section><h3>What is the percentage of male and female students on campus?</h3></section><section><h3>What is TCU&#8217;s four-year graduation rate?</h3></section><section><h3>How many faith traditions are represented among the student body?</h3></section><section><h3>Who donated money to upkeep the campus gardens and flowers every two weeks?</h3></section><section><h3>In 1970, TCU built an experimental residence hall. What was the residence hall called? Hint: It was bulldozed in 2015</h3></section><section><h3>Which of these do not belong in the Brown-Lupton University Union?</h3></section><section></section><section></section><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p> Linkedin ReddIt Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Aardvark closes, Christ Chapel relocates Linkedin Student government elections are upon us. Here is a look at the candidates and their platforms. (Photo by Shelby Arnold) Twitter Previous articleTCU community remembers ‘King of Geology’ Dr. Arthur EhlmannNext articleThe Skiff: August 31, 2017 Michelle Ross RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Rec center app aims to make scheduling workouts easier TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Classroom technology frustrates faculty, students Facebook Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ 41st Jazz Festival gives guest musicians a chance to perform World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Michelle Ross Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Missing for three days, Pakistani journalist found in police custody

first_img News August 20, 2019 Missing for three days, Pakistani journalist found in police custody Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists January 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more News It was only after days of constantly questioning different authorities that Isbah Muneeb discovered that her husband is being held at Madina police station in Karachi, where the charges against him are still reportedly being investigated. RSF_en Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire PakistanAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Pakistan She added that her husband has been accused of extortion. He publishes and edits the local Urdu-language daily Piyara Watan and had been covering police corruption and organized crime. PakistanAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment to go further News Pakistani paramilitary rangers in Karachi are deployed in case of security emergency, as here on 22 August 2016. (Photo: RIZWAN TABASSUM / AFP) Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for Pakistani local newspaper editor Ahmed Muneeb’s immediate release and condemns the way the police in the southern city of Karachi held him incommunicado for nearly 72 hours after his arrest on 10 August with the clear aim of intimidating local journalists. News “Abducting journalists and holding them incommunicado seems to be becoming a tradition in Karachi,” RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk said. “Everything indicates that the proceedings against Ahmed Muneeb are just a new attempt to intimidate journalists and get them to censor themselves. We call on the authorities to free this journalist and to operate in a transparent manner.” Ahmed Muneeb’s wife, Isbah Muneeb, told RSF that the family took nearly three days to locate him after soldiers and police arrived at their home at around 4 a.m. on 10 August and took him away. April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistan is ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Muneeb’s wife told RSF that the police had threatened him prior to his arrest. “My husband told me that Irfan Bahadar, [a police officer] in Malir district, called him on 5 August to warn him that he would be killed if he ever crossed swords with the police.”last_img read more

Grounded plane to continue journey

first_imgNewsLocal NewsGrounded plane to continue journeyBy admin – January 14, 2010 563 The ArkeFly chartered Boeing 767 jet has 230 passengers and 11 crew on board. It was travelling from Amsterdam to the Caribbean island of Aruba.The plane made the emergency landing following a bomb threat from a passanger.A Dutch national in his 40’s is being detained by gardai in Shannon. WhatsApp Previous articleJet in emergency landingNext articleTrolley jam at Regional Hospital admin Advertisement Twitter A PLANE grounded at Shannon Airport yesterday was given the go ahead last night after a search was completed. It is expected to continue its journey to the Caribbean some time today.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Email Linkedin Print Facebooklast_img

Men arrested after Derry SF car damage released pending further enquiries

first_img Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Google+ Previous article‘Cross border cooperation is vital’ Mc Hugh tells Laurentic conferenceNext articleGweedore priest to vote Yes in same-sex marriage referendum admin Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire A 23-year-old man and 17-year-old youth arrested following damage to cars in Derry on Tuesday have been released on bail pending further enquiries.The two cars which were damaged belong to Sinn Fein councillors Collie Kelly and Sandra Duffy, with the party linking the incidents to a number of other attacks on the homes and property of representatives in the city and elsewhere. Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+center_img By admin – May 8, 2015 Twitter Facebook Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Men arrested after Derry SF car damage released pending further enquiries Facebooklast_img read more

‘A period of heightened threat’: How law enforcement is responding to attacks on houses of worship

first_imgEvgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(NEW YORK) — In a little over a month, there have been at least five attacks on houses of worship of three different faiths across the U.S., capped off with the deadly shooting at a California synagogue this weekend.On March 24, a little over a week after the deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand, there was a fire at a mosque in Escondido, California.Two days later, the first of three historically black churches was burned in Louisiana. Two more fires tied to the same suspect happened the following week.On April 17, two days after a fire burned the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the cause of which is still being determined, a man was arrested after entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with two gasoline canisters, two bottles of lighter fluid and butane lighters.Deadly bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter prompted a visible increase in police presence in front of churches in major American cities like New York.Finally, on April 27, there was a deadly shooting at a synagogue in a suburb of San Diego.“The reality is we are in a period of heightened threat,” said John Cohen, a former acting undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security and current ABC News contributor.“We are experiencing an increase in targeted attacks against people and places associated with religious worship and beliefs. That said, the FBI and state and local law enforcement are very aware of the threat and are working aggressively to address it,” Cohen said.The latest attack, where one woman was fatally shot and others were injured inside a Poway synagogue near San Diego, has led to increased security efforts across the country.In Chicago and Los Angeles, police spokespeople have confirmed that officers are doing more patrols and increasing their visibility around synagogues and other religious institutions in the wake of Saturday’s shooting.The same is true in the New York City area, which has more Jewish residents than in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv combined, according to multiple population reports. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that he was directing state police to “increase their security presence at synagogues and houses of worship.”“We must come together during this troubling time to root out hate in all its forms and show the nation we will never be divided by these despicable acts of violence,” Cuomo said in a statement.Cohen said there are three ways that law enforcement can help secure houses of worship: outreach to local religious leaders, increased physical security and visible deterrents and covert surveillance like undercover officers.“This is a concern that has been elevated for some time. They have been tracking the increase in targeted acts of violence and hate crimes directed at both faith-based facilities as well as individuals because of their faith,” Cohen said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Interactions of water, ice nucleators and desiccation in invertebrate cold survival

first_imgFour case studies are used to examine the relationships of water, ice nucleators and desiccation in the cold survival of invertebrates and the viability of frozen plant material: the freeze intolerant Antarctic springtail Cryptopygus antarcticus (Willem) (Collembola, Isotomidae), the freeze tolerant larvae of the fly Heleomyza borealis Boh. (Diptera: Heleomyzidae), the freeze intolerant Arctic springtail Onychiurus arcticus (Tullberg) (Collembola, Onychiuridae) and meristems of the currant Ribes ciliatum Humb. & Bonpl.(Grossulariaceae) from Mexico. Prevention of ice nucleation, lowering the water content by removal of osmotically active (freezable) water are critical features of the different cold survival strategies of the three species of invertebrates. In C. antarcticus, which desiccates rapidly by losing water via the cuticle to the atmosphere, the number of ice nucleators (and their activity) increases with lowered ambient temperature. During prolonged cold exposure ice nucleators are masked, but re-activated rapidly by water uptake in this species. Larval H. borealis do not readily desiccate and conserve their body water, 20-25% of it being bound (osmotically inactive). Experiments showed that a high proportion (c. 80%) of slowly cooled larvae survived exposure to -60degreesC. By comparison O. arcticus is able to sustain up to 40% loss of its body water and desiccation lowers its supercooling point to promote over winter survival. Dehydration leading to partial vitrification of currant (R. ciliatum) meristems improves their viability after cryopreservation in liquid nitrogen. From this comparison of four biological systems, it is concluded that the role of water and its activity at sub-zero temperatures are fundamental to the survival of freezing conditions by all the species studied. Although similar features exist in the four systems, no common basic mechanism was found.last_img read more

Weber State Men’s Basketball Visits Idaho State Thursday

first_img Written by Brad James Tags: Idaho State Men’s Basketball/Weber State Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPOCATELLO, Idaho-Thursday, Weber State men’s basketball (5-11, 1-4 in Big Sky Conference play) visits Idaho State (6-8, 3-2 in Big Sky play) as the Wildcats seek to get some momentum going in conference play at Reed Gym.In a season full of struggles, Wildcats head coach Randy Rahe (271-164, .623) is in his 14th season at the helm of the program. Rahe is still the winning-est coach in program history.The Wildcats score 71.1 points per game, ranking Weber State 196th nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard Jerrick Harding leads the Wildcats and the Big Sky in scoring with 19.9 points per game.Fellow senior guard Cody John (12.8 points per game) is the only other Weber State student-athlete to score in double figures on-average.Czech national, junior forward Michal Kozak leads the Wildcats in both rebounds (5.7 per game) and blocked shots (22).Freshman guard KJ Cunningham leads the squad with 34 assists and fellow freshman guard Judah Jordan has a team-best 19 steals.Weber State surrenders 68.1 points per game, tying the Wildcats for 156th nationally in scoring defense with Toledo and St. John’s.Idaho State is coached by first-year head coach Ryan Looney (6-8, .429) as the Bengals seek to stay in the conference race.The Bengals score 67.7 points per game as Idaho State ranks 269th nationally in scoring offense.Junior guard Tarik Cool leads the Bengals in scoring (14.1 points per game), assists (51) and steals (16).Australian national, senior forward Chier Maker (12.1 points, 5.4 rebounds per game) and senior guard Jared Stutzman (10 points per game) all score in double figures on-average as well for the Bengals.Senior forward Chidi Udengwu averages a team-best 5.9 rebounds per game for Idaho State and junior forward Malik Porter leads the Bengals with 13 blocked shots.Idaho State surrenders 66.9 points per game, ranking the Bengals 129th nationally in scoring defense.The Wildcats lead the Bengals 81-45 all-time with Idaho State leading the all-time series 30-28 at Pocatello, Idaho. January 15, 2020 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Visits Idaho State Thursdaylast_img read more

Choral Prof scoops Gramophone Award

first_imgThe leader of New College’s choir has won a Gramophone Grammy Award.The prize is often referred to as “the Oscar for classical music.” It is the latest triumph of the summer for Edward Higginbottom, after he was also appointed as Britain’s first ever Choral Professor.The 61-year-old became New College’s Director of Music at the age of 29. Under his leadership, the college Choir received the Gramophone Award for its recording of a piece by the 16th century composer Nicholas Ludford. He said of his appointment: ‘This shows choral music is a fully integrated part of the academic activity of the University.”last_img