On This Day in History: D-Day!

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter June 6, 2017 at 6:42 pm Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1 COMMENT Mama Mia The Anatomy of Fear center_img God Bless the USA! Now, when is Donald Trump going to be impeached and Russia won’t be running our country, not that I care for Pence either? Reply TAGSD-Day Previous articleUnexpected traffic congestion? Dial 511Next article4 ways to vacation on the water this summer Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR  From The History ChannelJune 6th, 1944:Although the term D-Day is used routinely as military lingo for the day an operation or event will take place, for many it is also synonymous with June 6, 1944, the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II. Within three months, the northern part of France would be freed and the invasion force would be preparing to enter Germany, where they would meet up with Soviet forces moving in from the east.With Hitler’s armies in control of most of mainland Europe, the Allies knew that a successful invasion of the continent was central to winning the war. Hitler knew this too, and was expecting an assault on northwestern Europe in the spring of 1944. He hoped to repel the Allies from the coast with a strong counterattack that would delay future invasion attempts, giving him time to throw the majority of his forces into defeating the Soviet Union in the east. Once that was accomplished, he believed an all-out victory would soon be his.On the morning of June 5, 1944, U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe gave the go-ahead for Operation Overlord, the largest amphibious military operation in history. On his orders, 6,000 landing craft, ships and other vessels carrying 176,000 troops began to leave England for the trip to France. That night, 822 aircraft filled with parachutists headed for drop zones in Normandy. An additional 13,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover and support for the invasion.By dawn on June 6, 18,000 parachutists were already on the ground; the land invasions began at 6:30 a.m. The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture Gold, Juno and Sword beaches; so did the Americans at Utah. The task was much tougher at Omaha beach, however, where 2,000 troops were lost and it was only through the tenacity and quick-wittedness of troops on the ground that the objective was achieved. By day’s end, 155,000 Allied troops–Americans, British and Canadians–had successfully stormed Normandy’s beaches.Courtesy of CNNFor their part, the Germans suffered from confusion in the ranks and the absence of celebrated commander Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who was away on leave. At first, Hitler, believing that the invasion was a feint designed to distract the Germans from a coming attack north of the Seine River, refused to release nearby divisions to join the counterattack and reinforcements had to be called from further afield, causing delays. He also hesitated in calling for armored divisions to help in the defense. In addition, the Germans were hampered by effective Allied air support, which took out many key bridges and forced the Germans to take long detours, as well as efficient Allied naval support, which helped protect advancing Allied troops.Though it did not go off exactly as planned, as later claimed by British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery–for example, the Allies were able to land only fractions of the supplies and vehicles they had intended in France–D-Day was a decided success. By the end of June, the Allies had 850,000 men and 150,000 vehicles in Normandy and were poised to continue their march across Europe.The heroism and bravery displayed by troops from the Allied countries on D-Day has served as inspiration for several films, most famously The Longest Day (1962) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). It was also depicted in the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers (2001). Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Disturbing wave of prosecutions on eve of national dialogue

first_img News German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Organisation October 14, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders accuses the authorities of continuing to crack down on journalists and media freedom in violation of the spirit for the national dialogue that King Hamad Ben Issa Al-Khalifa wants to begin tomorrow with the aim of relaunching political reforms after the unrest that began last March and the ensuing repression.Journalists and media are still being prosecuted before military courts, although the state of emergency was lifted on 1 June. The authorities are also maintaining strict control over the circulation of news and information and are pumping out propaganda aimed at both Bahraini and foreign media.Reporters Without Borders calls for a response from the international community that includes the dispatch of a United Nations special rapporteur to Bahrain.Bahrain Society of Photography president Mohamed Salman Al-Sheikh, a freelance photographer who was arrested on 11 May, was brought before a military court in Riffa, the second largest city, on 28 June. His family was not told about at the hearing and therefore was unable to organize his defence. No information has been released about the charges being pressed against this journalist, who has won many international awards.Abbas Al-Murshid, a freelance journalist and writer who was arrested on 16 May, was brought before a judge on 27 June and was told that he was charged with participating in illegal demonstrations, disseminating false information on online forums and inciting hatred against the government. His request to be freed on bail was denied. Security officers present in the courtroom refused to let his wife and lawyer talk to him although the judge had given his permission. He is to be tried by court martial on 7 July.Abdullah Alawi and Jassem Al-Sabbagh, two journalists who were arrested after being forced to resign from the newspaper Al-Bilad, are being prosecuted on charges of publishing false information and photos, and participating in illegal demonstrations. The second hearing in their trial was held on 23 June.As already reported, a military court imposed jail sentences on 22 June on 21 people accused of belonging to terrorist organizations and trying to overthrow the government. Eight of them, including the human rights activist and blogger Abduljalil Al-Singace, were given life sentences. The other 13 got sentences ranging from two to 15 years in prison. The blogger Ali Abdulemam, who was tried in absentia, got 15 years (http://en.rsf.org/bahrain-one-blogger-sentenced-to-life-22-06-2011,40507…).The authorities are keeping reporting about the ongoing trials under strict control, maintaining a ban on coverage of national security cases. The government news agency BNA publishes a daily summary of some of the ongoing trials, but trials involving any journalists other than those with Al-Wasat are usually ignored.The authorities announced on 14 June that they were going to bring a lawsuit against British journalist Robert Fisk, the London-based Independent’s Middle East correspondent, in the United Kingdom for waging a “defamatory and premeditated media campaign” against Bahrain and for alleged bias and unprofessionalism in his coverage of recent events.Fisk has repeatedly criticized the trials of doctors and nurses accused of supporting the anti-government protests. He also reported that Saudi military forces invaded Bahrain without waiting for an invitation from the Bahraini authorities.Reporters Without Borders hails the release of Faysal Hayyat, a sports journalist who was arrested on 8 April, although he is still facing charges of “sports crimes.” A military prosecutor issued a statement saying he would be tried according to established legal procedures. No trial date has so far been announced.The blogger Ali Omid has also been released but seven other netizens and eight journalists, including three photographers, continue to be detained. Receive email alerts BahrainMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives to go furthercenter_img March 17, 2021 Find out more News News News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Bahrain Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest June 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Disturbing wave of prosecutions on eve of national dialogue June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Palestinian journalists working for Iranian TV station get two months in jail from Israeli court

first_imgNews May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Reporters Without Borders condemns the two-month jail sentences that a Jerusalem court has imposed on Khodr Shahine, the correspondent of the Iranian Arabic-language TV station Al-Alam, and his assistant, Mohammed Sarhan, for reporting the start of the Israeli land offensive against the Gaza Strip on the evening of 3 January before military censorship was lifted.In a decision issued on 14 June, the court also gave the two journalists, who are Palestinians, additional suspended sentences of four months in prison.“This is a political decision,” Reporters Without Borders said. “One day they accused of spying. Then they are released. And now they are given two-month jail terms, just after Mahmound Ahmadinejad’s reelection in Iran. Journalists should not be hostages to geopolitical developments.”Reporters Without Borders urges the Israeli authorities to free them and quash their conviction.A Jerusalem resident, Shahine went to a police station in Petah Tikva (near Tel Aviv) on 5 January in response to a summons. Sarhan accompanied him in order to make a statement in his defence. They were immediately arrested and were charged on 13 January with “divulging secret information” and “transmitting information to the enemy in wartime.”After their lawyer, David Derri, obtained their release on bail on 15 January, they were placed under house arrest and were instructed not to do any journalistic work until their trial. Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Israel June 16, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Palestinian journalists working for Iranian TV station get two months in jail from Israeli court June 3, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Help by sharing this information News May 16, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists IsraelMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

No blankets for amputee at University Hospital Limerick

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMedia blitz aims to ground ShannonNext articleDamages award for Limerick boy who was in two crashes Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian PrendivillelimerickLimerick Trolley TalesUniversity Hospital Limerick (UHL) Advertisement NewsLocal NewsNo blankets for amputee at University Hospital LimerickBy Alan Jacques – February 25, 2016 1110 by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up AN injured father waiting to have his foot amputated at the University Hospital Limerick (UHL) spent the night before his operation in a ward with just his coat for cover, it has been alleged.And, according to the man’s son, Ronan Dunne, he was still left without blankets after surgery the following day.Mr Dunne recently took to the ‘Limerick Trolley Tales’ Facebook page, initiated by the Anti Austerity Alliance, to express his anger over his father’s treatment at UHL.“I am so outraged! My father went into the Limerick Regional Hospital last Tuesday due to a foot related injury. To make matters worse he was not given any blankets whilst in a bed in ward 1C,” Mr Dunne posted.“He spent his first night sleeping with the bare coat on his back over him. He was later amputated the next day. To this day, he is still in hospital and still has not received a blanket after asking numerous times,” he claimed.Responding to the story, AAA General Election candidate for Limerick City, Cllr Cian Prendiville, called on immediate action to “resolve the crisis in our health service”.“Underfunded, over-crowded, understaffed – this is the reality of the health service in Limerick. The austerity parties are running our health system into the ground. We now hear almost daily of the horror stories pouring out of our hospitals,” Cllr Prendiville declared.“The shocking inability to meet Ronan Dunne’s father’s request for a blanket is becoming an all too common story as the University Hospital Limerick simply does not have the resources to deal with the number of patients coming in.“I’ve also been told of cases where nurses had to give a patient their coat instead of a blanket. Is this what recovery looks like for public patients? If this is stability, I’d hate to see what the Labour Party and Fine Gael would call chaos!”Cllr Prendiville is now calling for extra funding to be immediately released to University Hospital Limerick to allow it to cope with demand.“What happened to Ronan’s father must not happen again,” he said.In response, a spokeswoman for UL Hospital Group said it could not comment on individual cases for reasons of patient confidentiality.“All hospital beds on all wards in University Hospital Limerick (UHL) are made up with sheets and blankets to required standards for the comfort of our patients. Any requests for additional blankets by patients are met,” she said. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Print Linkedin Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

777.be packs its biggest punch with Van Damme

first_img Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Belgian licensed online sportsbook and casino operator 777.be has launched its latest advertising campaign featuring ‘Belgium’s most famous son’ – Jean Claude Van Damme.Filmed in Brussels, the campaign sees Van Damme promote 777.be mobile casino (Casino777.be) and sportsbook (Bet777.be) verticals in both French and Dutch languages – Belgium’s two main dialects.The campaign titled ‘JCVD plays’ has been developed by London-based advertising agency Remake Ltd in partnership with French director NP Novak.777.be is operated by Belgian online gambling firm Ardent Group, who forms the digital arm of Belgium legacy gambling operator Casino SPA 1763.In its update, Ardent Group states that its new campaign fronted by Van Damme will be its biggest ever advertising campaign promoted across Belgium TV and digital verticalsUpdating national media, Jean-Christophe Choffray of the Ardent Group said about the campaign:“777.be is very proud to work with Jean-Claude Van Damme, who is undoubtedly the most famous Belgian of our time. We are very happy that Van Damme shared his talent and professionalism with us to create this fantastic campaign. Share EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Belgium BAGO adopts EGBA code of conduct on advertising  May 18, 2020last_img read more