On This Day: The Battle of Britain begins

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSBattle of BritainHistory Channel Previous articleTrack Club Car Wash a SuccessNext articleTips for a Healthy, Safer Summer Picnic Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! On this day in history: July 10th, 1940From The History ChannelOn this day in 1940, the Germans begin the first in a long series of bombing raids against Great Britain, as the Battle of Britain, which will last three and a half months, begins.After the occupation of France by Germany, Britain knew it was only a matter of time before the Axis power turned its sights across the Channel. And on July 10, 120 German bombers and fighters struck a British shipping convoy in that very Channel, while 70 more bombers attacked dockyard installations in South Wales. Although Britain had far fewer fighters than the Germans–600 to 1,300–it had a few advantages, such as an effective radar system, which made the prospects of a German sneak attack unlikely. Britain also produced superior quality aircraft. Its Spitfires could turn tighter than Germany’s ME109s, enabling it to better elude pursuers; and its Hurricanes could carry 40mm cannon, and would shoot down, with its American Browning machine guns, over 1,500 Luftwaffe aircraft. The German single-engine fighters had a limited flight radius, and its bombers lacked the bomb-load capacity necessary to unleash permanent devastation on their targets. Britain also had the advantage of unified focus, while German infighting caused missteps in timing; they also suffered from poor intelligence.But in the opening days of battle, Britain was in immediate need of two things: a collective stiff upper lip–and aluminum. A plea was made by the government to turn in all available aluminum to the Ministry of Aircraft Production. “We will turn your pots and pans into Spitfires and Hurricanes,” the ministry declared. And they did.For more articles and videos on this day in history, go here.last_img read more

Coming off bench ‘good experience’ for injured Valdez

first_imgSEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo But it was a necessary move for Creamline, as the three-time UAAP MVP got a chance to rest as she recovered from a minor right ankle sprain.“That was originally the plan, to come off the bench. The PTs said that what I needed was just rest and therapy, but I knew that when my number is called, I should be able to perform,” she said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingValdez, though, struggled mightily, contributing only two points in the Cool Smashers’ sorry five-set defeat to BaliPure, 20-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-18, 15-7, Tuesday in the 2017 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.Still, the league’s leading scorer would rather look at Creamline’s defeat as a chance for the team to rectify its miscues going into the quarterfinals, where it will play as the fifth-seed. View comments Hornets beat Pistons for 8th straight time BaliPure pulls off comeback win vs Creamline, books semis seat Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPlaying as a starter all her life, Alyssa Valdez admitted that it took time for her to adjust to her role coming off the bench.“It’s very new to me. I’m not usually inserted for receive and defense, but it was a good experience for me,” she said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Man who told immigrant to go back to country asked to write essay MOST READcenter_img “More than the loss, we’re looking at the improvement for all of the players in our team,” she said. “Everyone is adjusting. Ceska (Racraquin) played as a libero today, so there were lots of adjustments we have going to the next round. But the coaches said that we’re showing good signs and what we need is just a small push.”And Valdez is hopeful that Creamline can apply its learnings from this match to its last game of the eliminations against Perlas Spikers on Thursday.“We need to play as a team there, correct all our mistakes, and click in the latter part of the game so that we can finish strong,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder 250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Injured Vic Manuel targets April return for Alaska

first_imgTrump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy “I don’t have ITB anymore, it’s now my lower back that’s giving me pain,” said Manuel. “We need to rest this and loosen it up a little bit because it’s really tightened up so we have to slowly release the tension.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Pacquiao lets son chase boxing ‘dream’ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Alaska head coach Alex Compton, left, and forward Vic Manuel. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Alaska may have to wait longer for star forward Vic Manuel to make his return.The Aces have so far compiled a 2-2 record in the PBA Philippine Cup without Manuel, Kevin Racal, and JVee Casio, and the 6-foot-4 power forward said he may rejoin the team in April for the start of the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT “The team doctor told me that our target is around April, so just in time for the playoffs,” said Manuel in Filipino Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “That is our target.”“I’m feeling a little better, I just need to rest this because we don’t want to risk anything. If we did it might just get worse because it’s my back.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesManuel is suffering from an injury in his lower back that sidelined him since the start of the Philippine Cup.There is a silver lining, though, since his right knee has healed from its iliotibial band syndrome that he sustained in the 2018 Governors’ Cup playoffs. View commentslast_img read more

Video: Leah Still Wants To Be A Cheerleader At Penn State, Where Her Dad Played

first_imgLeah Still reveals she wants to be cheerleader for Penn State.leah still penn state answer cancerPenn State fans – brace yourselves for the cutest Nittany Lions-related story you’ll read today. Leah Still, the five-year-old daughter of Houston Texans defensive star Devon Still who beat cancer this past year, wants to attend her father’s alma mater. Still, who was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma back in 2014, wants to be a cheerleader for Penn State simply because her father went there.Her answer to Robin Roberts’ question drew a few “We Are!” chants from the crowd.Leah Still says she wants to go to @penn_state like her dad and be a cheerleader. #LeahStrong #WeAre #PennState https://t.co/hDntqifLdm— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 15, 2016Even if you aren’t a PSU fan – this is an awesome story.last_img read more

Minister Thwaites Hails School’s 100 Per Cent Mastery in Literacy and Numeracy

first_imgMinister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, has commended the Mona Preparatory School for achieving 100 per cent mastery in literacy and numeracy at the Grade 4 level last year.Addressing the institution’s School Leaving and Prize Giving ceremony held on Tuesday, June 25, at the Jamaica College Auditorium in St. Andrew, Rev. Thwaites opined that other schools should seek to emulate this standard.“Almost 40 per cent of Jamaica’s children don’t achieve mastery in literacy at grade four and more than 50 per cent don’t achieve mastery in numeracy. Consider yourselves very fortunate and all the Mona community should be grateful for your high standards of achievement,” he said.In the meantime, the Minister commended the parents of the 52 graduates for laying a solid foundation for their children’s educational success.“What you have given them through this education is an almost certain passport to reasonable success at the high school level and beyond,” he said.The Minister further stressed that this emphasis on educational attainment by parents and caregivers, is critical to ensuring the success of the nation’s children.“Parenting is the most important element in a child’s education and therefore, whatever the difficulties and sacrifices, that parents are called upon to make, it is most important that we recognise that the child grows best when they are attended to and they are nurtured by … persons who are able to guide them, to correct them, to love them and to share with them,” he said.Rev. Thwaites lamented there is “a deficit of parenting that evidences itself in Jamaican schools and I am urging that the simple things that have to do with child rearing, be emphasised …anew….if we expect transformation in education and in our society”.Contact: Alecia Smith-Edwardslast_img read more

Ricky Gervais Urges Australians To Support Bill To Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing‏

first_imgBritish comedian and actor Ricky Gervais, who stars in Muppets Most Wanted launching across Australia this week, is urging his Aussie fans to get active to support the End Cruel Cosmetics Bill.Ricky Gervais Supports Be Cruelty-Free Australia campaignCredit/Copyright: Humane Research AustraliaA renowned animal advocate, Ricky is speaking up on behalf of the Be Cruelty-Free Australia campaign. Co-ordinated by Humane Research Australia and Humane Society International, it is part of the largest campaign in the world to end animal testing for cosmetics such as lip stick and shampoo.Ricky will be tweeting for the campaign to encourage people to lobby their MPs, and has issued a striking photo in which he sports a temporary Be Cruelty-Free tattoo on his chest.The End Cruel Cosmetics Bill was introduced earlier this month by Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon, and seeks to ban both cosmetics animal testing within Australia, as well as the import and sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics from abroad. This would mirror the historic ban in place across the 28 member countries of the European Union, the world’s largest cosmetics market.Ricky said: “I love all animals and I hate to see them suffer in any way. Rabbits and mice who have cosmetics dripped in their eyes or spread on their skin, are just as deserving of our compassion as the animals with whom we share our homes. Let’s end their suffering. I’m proud to support the Be Cruelty-Free Australia campaign and urge all Australians to get involved. Go online, tell Parliament to support the End Cruel Cosmetics Bill, let’s end cosmetics animal testing in Australia and the world.”Animal testing for cosmetics is still legal in Australia. Although often assumed to occur infrequently, there are no official statistics to show how often such tests are conducted here or how many animals are subjected to cosmetics suffering. Additionally, many of the cosmetics on sale in Australia’s shops will have been tested on animals in another country.Rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats are the species most often used in cosmetics testing. They have chemicals dripped in their eyes or force-fed to them in massive, lethal doses. The results are of questionable relevance to humans, and such tests are being surpassed by state-of-the-art non-animal test methods.Hannah Stuart, Be Cruelty-Free Australia’s Campaign Co-ordinator, said: “Ricky is a true champion for both animals and people, which is why we’re so thrilled to have his support. Testing cosmetics on animals is bad news for the animals but also bad news for consumers because these tests are so questionable scientifically. It’s time for them to be consigned to the history books where they belong and the End Cruel Cosmetics Bill is our chance to do that.”Click here to send an email to your Senator asking them to support the End Cruel Cosmetics Bill.last_img read more

George Lopez Teams Up With PETA To Say Adiós To HomelessAnimal Crisis

first_imgCradling his canine pal Owen, George Lopez stars in a new ad for PETA that proclaims, “Fixing Your Animals Is Chingón!”George Lopez PETA AdThe new campaign reminds families that failing to spay or neuter animal companions is loco, since “fixing” them is the only way to reduce the number of dogs and cats in animal shelters and on the streets.In an exclusive video Q&A with PETA, the Lopez star shares another key way to help homeless dogs and cats: adopting from animal shelters. “I found Owen in a shelter — who knows what would have happened to him if I hadn’t come along,” he says. “If you see the look on a face of a dog who’s in a shelter, and then look at them when they get rescued, just for that sheer joy of that look on their face that you’re responsible for, it’s a beautiful thing to see.”PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” — notes that more than 6 million unwanted cats and dogs enter animal shelters every year in the U.S., and roughly half of them have to be euthanized because there simply aren’t enough good homes. Countless more suffer on the streets throughout the country.In addition to combating the homeless-animal overpopulation crisis, sterilizing animals makes them less likely to develop cancer of the reproductive system and — in the case of neutered males — less likely to roam or fight.Lopez will unveil his ad live at Sublime Restaurant & Bar in Fort Lauderdale this Sunday. He joins a long list of celebrities — including Kate del Castillo, Carla Morrison, Joaquin Phoenix, Alicia Silverstone, Casey Affleck, Eva Mendes, Alfonso Herrera, and Taraji P. Henson — who have teamed up with PETA to promote kindness to animals.last_img read more

The Gallaghers most festive light display

first_imgThe light display started when the family use to live in town, close to Bert Ambrose school. Gallagher admits the substantial display at that time would expand out of his yard into a neighbouring park.  Four years ago when he purchased this new property, Gallagher said as soon as he looked at the property he knew it was perfect for his light display “the winding entrance would be the perfect ‘Candy Cane Lane”.To create the growing display Gallagher has purchased light displays from the States then found a Supplier in Edmonton and chooses to purchase second-hand lights. This is more meaningful as he uses his time in the summer to refurbish the lights by stripping the frames of their old incandescent lights, sanding and repainting the frames and then rewiring with new LED lights.  Gallagher says residential displays this big could not happen with the old incandescent light as the power usage would be too great.“LED technology uses 90 percent less energy,” said Gallagher yet he still upgraded to a 400 amp service to be able to power the over 65,000 lights in the display. Gallagher tells me he already has plans for next year and I could tell he is eager to continue to grow the size of the display.Gallagher has received help from his friend Bob Amon a local Electrician, who has donated a lot of his time to help install panels and all the underground wiring.  Gallagher’s youngest daughter also enjoys helping by going outside to work on and look at the lights.This year the Gallaghers offered a spot on the property to house a Red Kettle for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. Gallager admits he was surprised by the success that the kettles received.  About 500 vehicles passed through his property each night, the week before Christmas giving the Red Kettle great exposure. Gallagher was happy to do this by providing help to the community.Typically the lights of the display are turned off at midnight, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day they were left on all night and the family saw approx 1000 vehicles pass through the property on Christmas Eve alone. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – For the past 15 years Gallagher’s light display has been the fulfillment of a childhood dream and continues as the display grows in size every year.Many residents of the North Peace have come to look forward to and have created their own family traditions by visiting the Gallagher’s ‘Candy Cane Lane’. Set on their property which can be seen from the West Bypass, the light display is impressive and inspiring.Sean Gallagher shares “As a little kid I always loved Christmas more than the average person, I dreamed of doing this even as a little boy. I never dreamed it would be this big, its a real love for Christmas and it has never gone away.” There is still time to view the display as the lights will be turned off for the season on January 15th, 2019. To see the lights travel north on 100 Street past fish creek and taking a left onto the west bypass road, take a left onto the 244 Road for approx half a km and the property is on the left. You can also approach the property if you continue on the bypass and take a right onto the property. You get a different view of the display when approaching from either direction.last_img read more

Structure fire at Autographics Fabrication shop

first_imgCHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – The Charlie Lake Fire Department was paged out to a structure fire at Autographic’s Trims and Signs on Hemlock Avenue at 6:46 pm on Friday, April 26th, 2019.When the Fire Department arrived on scene the building was venting heavy smoke. The fire was difficult to fight because the fire had spread into the attic area and walls.There were 26 firefighters on scene and the fire was extinguished from the exterior.The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation. The Department returned to the fire hall at 1:00 amlast_img read more