Traffic Advisory Annapolis County

first_imgANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Phinney Mills Bridge Phinney Mills Bridge on Todd Branch Road in Wilmont, Annapolis Co., will be closed on Wednesday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A detour route is available on Trunk 1 to Bayard Route 201. Local Area Office: 902-532-1545 Fax: 902-532-7092 -30-last_img

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Traffic Advisory Colchester County

first_img -30- Local Area Office: 902-447-3160 Fax: 902-447-2891 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Lane Closure Northbound sections of Highway 102, between Exit 12 and Exit 13, will be reduced to one lane from Thursday, June 19 until Friday, July 18 for repaving. Work will take place during daylight hours, Monday through Friday. Traffic delays are expected. Drivers should allow extra time and drive with extra care in construction zones.last_img

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Asking Romila Thapar for CV politically motivated

first_imgNew Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers’ Association on Sunday called “politically motivated” the JNU administration’s decision to ask historian Romila Thapar to submit her CV for assessment for her continuation as professor emerita.Soon after JNUTA statement, the university said it is following its ordinance “in letter and spirit” in the appointment of professor emeritus at JNU. “As per the ordinance, the university is required to write to all those who have attained the age of 75 years to know their availability and their willingness to continue their association with the university. Letters have been written only to those emeritus professors who fall in this category,” it said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsIt explained writing these letters is not for discontinuation but for an informed review by the executive council, the highest statutory body of the university, and it is consistent with the practices at other reputed universities such as MIT and Princeton University. When contacted, Thapar confirmed receiving the letter in July and replying to it saying “it is a lifelong honour”. She did not elaborate. However, JNUTA called it a “deliberate attempt to try and dishonour those who have been critical of the current administration”. It demanded a formal retraction of the move and said a personal apology be issued to Thapar. The association “expressed its outrage” at the efforts by the administration to “denigrate” the teaching and learning traditions of JNU via its “tasteless communications” to Thapar. It accused the association of having an “agenda” to allegedly destroy the legacies and the promise of the university.last_img read more

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Medical student panicked and incoherent after shooting Halifax trial told

first_imgHALIFAX – Medical student William Sandeson was panicked and incoherent as he tried to clean up around a man’s blood-covered body in his apartment, a Halifax jury heard Thursday.Justin Blades said he was a track-and-field teammate of Sandeson’s who was visiting a mutual friend across the hall when he heard a gunshot on Aug. 15, 2015.He and Sandeson’s neighbour, Pookiel McCabe, were having drinks and smoking marijuana in McCabe’s apartment.Sandeson had been with them but left the apartment shortly before they heard a loud noise, Blades said.“We heard a loud bang, real loud,” said Blades.“(I) froze for a second, jumped up, ran to the door, locked it,” Blades said.Sandeson came over about a minute later and knocked on the door but said nothing to the two men, said Blades.“He just turned around and went back into his apartment,” he said.He told the Nova Scotia Supreme Court jury that he looked into Sandeson’s apartment and saw a pool of blood, bloody cash, drugs, and a slumped-over body in a chair, bleeding from the head.“Pints and pints of blood all over the floor,” Blades said, his voice trembling.Blades said he left and returned to McCabe’s apartment.He looked in again minutes later and saw the body had been moved, and streaks of blood going toward the bathroom.“(Sandeson) asked me to bring the car around and I said no (expletive) way,” Blades said.Sandeson, 24, is accused of murdering Taylor Samson, 22, a fellow Dalhousie University student, during a deal to buy 20 pounds of marijuana.Blades told jurors Sandeson was running around the apartment “in panic mode … picking up bloody money.”Besides asking him to get the car, all Sandeson was saying was, “I gotta clean up,” but was mostly incoherent, said Blades.Blades said blood covered half the floor in Sandeson’s kitchen.“It’s an abundance of blood. All over the floor,” he said.“I didn’t even know what to say to Will,” said Blades, who said he didn’t call police right away because he was “in shock.”“You don’t expect the nicest, most educated, one of the better people out of the group to do something like that,” he said.That night he didn’t sleep, and said his life was never the same again.Because of the high profile nature of the killing, coworkers and others gossiped about the case and “I had to leave my career,” he said.He said he carried the memory of that night like “the plague,” and “didn’t know what to do after so long.”He was scared Sandeson was involved with organized crime because of stories he had told Blades in the past, he said.“I went off the map, no one knew where I was,” he said.Blades gave two statements to police in August, 2015, but didn’t reveal what he had seen until October the following year.He said Thursday he was too scared: “I felt like my life was in danger.”Defence lawyer Eugene Tan questioned Blades about the Oct. 20, 2016, statement, in which he told police he didn’t believe Sandeson was the shooter.“I don’t know what you want me to say,” Blades told Tan Thursday. “I don’t know what happened.”He told Tan he remembered everything from the night in question.“When you see a horrific scene like that, it’s burned into your head,” he said.last_img read more

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Hirak Medical Examinations Show No Sign of Torture Public Prosecutor Says

Rabat – While Hirak activists have repeatedly claimed that they were tortured in prison, during their most recent  hearing, the public prosecutor has once again refuted their allegations for being “unfounded.” On January 9, during a tumultuous hearing,  the Defense Committee once again claimed that the detainees were exposed to mistreatment and torture in contempt of the prosecutor’s dismissal, who referred to their claims as  “unfounded”. “Allegations of torture of the defendants are baseless,” he said. The Public Prosecutor’s office assured that they did not find any evidence of violence committed against the detainees.  Physical examinations and medical reports confirm the absence of any trace of violence, he continued.Further, he said that the wiretaps, searches and seizures and interrogations of the Hirak detainees were conducted in strict compliance with the law.The hearing was once again postponed, as the tension between the defense and the public prosecutor rises. The detainees will be heard next Friday in the Casablanca Court of Appeal. read more

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Markets Right Now Stocks drop on trade worries

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are falling on Wall Street Friday as investors again worry about whether the U.S. and China can settle their dispute over trade.Technology and industrial companies dropped the most as the S&P 500 heads for a second straight weekly decline. That hasn’t happened so far in a year where the index is up about 14%.Deere shares dropped 4.6% after the farm equipment maker’s second quarter earnings missed Wall Street expectations. Deere lowered its outlook for year due to the trade war and a weakened agriculture sector.The S&P 500 index fell 17 points, or 0.6%, to 2,858.The Dow slid 155 points, or 0.6%, to 25,708. The Nasdaq dropped 59 points, or 0.7%, to 7,838.The yield on the 10 year Treasury fell to 2.37% from 2.40% Thursday.The Associated Press read more

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McDonalds April sales figure rises 33 per cent a smaller rise than

McDonald’s April sales figure rises 3.3 per cent, a smaller rise than expected AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted May 8, 2012 12:23 pm MDT OAK BROOK, Ill. – McDonald’s Corp. said Tuesday that a key revenue figure rose in April as strength in the U.S. and parts of Europe helped offset weakness in Japan. But the results fell short of Wall Street expectations and the fast food chain’s own guidance.Although McDonald’s has consistently outperformed its rivals, the company is facing the same pressures from the turbulent global economy and rising costs for ingredients that are squeezing the entire industry.The world’s largest hamburger chain says global sales rose 3.3 per cent at stores open at least 13 months in April. That was short of the 4.1 per cent rise analysts expected, according to Thomson Reuters, as well as the 4 per cent rise McDonald’s had forecast.The figure is a key metric because it excludes the impact of newly opened or closed stores.In the U.S., the figure rose 3.3 per cent with the help of new extra value menu offerings like the 20-piece Chicken McNuggets. The Oak Brook, Ill.-based company said new drinks and breakfast offerings were also popular.The sales figure rose 3.5 per cent in Europe on strength in France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Russia. In the region encompassing Asia/Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, the sales figure rose 1.1 per cent; McDonald’s said positive results in China were offset by negative results in Japan.McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner expressed confidence in a statement that the chain’s evolving menu and revamped stores will continue to attract consumers “amidst a challenging global economy.”Sara Senatore, an analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., noted that the recession in the company’s key European market, as well as choppy recovery elsewhere in the developed world, pressured the company’s results for the month.In a note to investors, she said consumers’ “intense value focus” — particularly in Japan and Australia — also dragged down results.Year to date, sales at stores open at least 13 months is up 6.2 per cent, including a 7.4 per cent rise in the U.S., 4.6 per cent rise in Europe and 4.3 per cent rise in the region encompassing Asia/Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.McDonald’s sales figures came as rival The Wendy’s Co. reported first quarter results that missed expectations on higher costs for ingredients like beef and weaker-than-expected sales.Shares of McDonald’s fell $1.45 to $94.06 in afternoon trading. The stock had been down 5 per cent since the beginning of the year. read more

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Dole Food gets buyout bid from CEO and family values entire co

by The Associated Press Posted Jun 11, 2013 6:26 am MDT WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – Dole Food Co.’s Chairman and CEO David Murdock and his family on Tuesday offered to buy the fresh fruits and vegetable business with a bid that values the entire company at approximately $1.07 billion.The Westlake Village, Calif., company said that its board will be meeting over the next several days to assess the unsolicited offer. It said that it is only in the beginning stages of evaluating the bid and has made no decisions about the proposal.Murdock and other family members are offering $12 per share for the shares of the company that they don’t already own. According to FactSet, Murdock holds a 39.5 per cent stake in Dole, which has about 89.5 million outstanding shares.The offer represents an 18 per cent premium to Dole’s closing price Monday. Shares of the fresh fruit and vegetable company traded above the offered price Tuesday, suggesting some shareholders expect a higher offer.Dole has gone through a lot of major changes recently.It sold its packaged foods and Asia fresh business for $1.69 billion in a deal that closed in April. That allowed Dole to become solely an international commodity produce company, with a narrower focus that also makes its earnings more volatile.Last month Dole said it would indefinitely suspend its $200 million share repurchase program and use its cash instead to update its shipping fleet to enhance growth prospects. The company said that another factor in the suspension of the repurchase plan was the drag on earnings due to recent losses in its strawberry business.Dole had 2012 revenue from continuing operations of $4.2 billion.Standard & Poor’s Rating Services put the company on watch for a possible downgrade. S&P said the deal could increase Dole’s debt obligations and weaken its credit. It put all its ratings, including Dole’s “B” junk-grade corporate credit rating, on CreditWatch with negative implications.Dole’s stock soared 22.2 per cent to close at $12.46 Tuesday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Dole Food gets buyout bid from CEO and family; values entire co. at about $1.07 billion read more

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Blake Griffin Gets 95 Million Extension From Clippers

Blake Griffin said he did not want to leave the Los Angeles Clippers and it looks like he will be the centerpiece of the franchise —  and wrecking rims in L.A —  for years to come.The powerful and explosive power forward agreed to a five-year extension with the Clippers worth as much as $95 million if he is voted an All-Star starter again or named to a second All-NBA team next season under the so-called “Derrick Rose Rule” in the new collective bargaining agreement.“I feel good about them (the Clippers),” Griffin told ESPNLosAngeles last weekend at Team USA’s training camp in Las Vegas. “Like I’ve said, everything’s been positive. Everything’s been moving forward. It’s been a good experience. I’m not a believer in breaking up something that’s working.”The Rose rule allows a player finishing his rookie contract to make 30 percent of a team’s salary cap — up from 25 percent — if he’s twice been voted an All-Star starter, twice been voted All-NBA or won an MVP award.Under another clause in the new CBA, rookies may extend their contracts by four years. However, a team may designate one player to sign a five-year extension.Griffin was always going to be the Clippers’ designated player, according to sources within the organization. However, had Eric Gordon not been traded to the New Orleans Hornets last December as part of the Chris Paul trade, it might have created a problem.With Griffin the only player on the Clippers’ roster in line for such an extension and his place in the league firmly established — he was the rookie of the year in 2011, as well as a two-time All-Star — he will receive the designation.Griffin’s extension would begin with the 2013-14 season. He would be able to opt out of the final season of the contract but is otherwise committed to the franchise through 2018.Since drafting Griffin No. 1 overall in 2009, the Clippers have tried to surround him with a mix of talented young players and veterans that could help him succeed and the franchise to win. read more

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ABB to increase network power quality at Xstratas new copper mine in

first_imgABB synchronous condensers are to ensure safe and reliable operation of plant network. ABB was recently contracted to supply two synchronous condensers for Xstrata Copper’s Las Bambas greenfield copper project in southern Peru. Deliveries are scheduled for 2013.  Located near Cusco, in Peru’s Apurimac Region at an elevation of over 4,000 m above sea level, Las Bambas project plans three open-pit mines. It is projected to produce an initial 400,000 t/y of copper in concentrate, including significant gold, silver and molybdenum by-products. Commissioning of the mine is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2014.ABB’s scope of supply includes two synchronous condenser systems comprised of 20-MVA synchronous motors, distribution transformers, frequency converters, excitation and protection panels as well as chiller systems.The project is located in a remote area and connected by a long power transmission line. ABB’s delivery will ensure safe and reliable operation of the large mills and conveyors at the mine by providing the needed level of short circuit power. The integration of synchronous condensers and harmonic filters mitigate the harmonics and improve the short circuit level, and will optimize the mine’s productivity and energy efficiency.ABB has previously supplied two identical synchronous condensers together with a harmonic filter system for Xstrata Copper’s Antapaccay project in Peru. ABB’s expertise in the integration of harmonic filter systems with synchronous condensers, strong local service presence and an excellent reputation in the South American market, were important factors for winning this follow-up contract with Xstrata. Bechtel, Xstrata’s EPCM contractor, will manage the project.Commissioning has started at Antapaccay and the piucture shows a view of the concentrator taken this month. On the far left, the stacker provides crushed ore to a stockpile to feed the concentrator for grinding and flotation. On the far right, the fixed plant yellow tower crane is used to conduct maintenance on the flotation cell lines.last_img read more

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VIDEO Maqueda scores winning goal in Kiel

← Previous Story RK Vardar put on silence “Sparkassen Arena” Next Story → HBC Nantes with +6 over Skjern to keep French dream about “three in Cologne” alive Jorge MaquedaRK Vardar The Spanish right back Jorge Maqueda scored winning goal for RK Vardar Skopje at Sparkassen Arena in Kiel. The reigning EHF CL champions beat THW Kiel 29:28 (14:12) in an interesting finish after 3:0 series.Lukas Nilsson lost the ball, punishment was quick…

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Salah not angry with Ramos

first_imgLiverpool physio Ruben Pons has revealed that Mohamed Salah does not hold Sergio Ramos accountable for his challenge that has now put the Egyptian’s World Cup hopes in jeopardySalah was forced to leave the pitch with just half an hour of the match gone after his tangle with Ramos had caused a shoulder problem to arise with Liverpool later struggling in his absence as Real Madrid sealed a 3-1 win.The 25-year-old’s injury has put him in doubt for Egypt in this summer’s World Cup,But Pons has insisted that Salah is not “angry” with Ramos and understands that it was an accident.“Salah has not told me anything about Sergio Ramos,” said Pons, according to Football365.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I don’t think he is angry with him. It was an accidental challenge.“We knew that it was something serious as soon as he fell on the ground because he never complains. We feared the worst.“I was devastated. I tried to keep him calm. I told him he couldn’t do anything about it now and that he should not worry. It was time to look for solutions and not regret that things had not worked out.”The UEFA confirmed yesterday that Ramos will not be punished for his challenge on Salah.last_img read more

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Everton apologize for breaching PL rules

first_imgEverton Football Club have apologized for breaking Premier League rules regarding the signing of young players to club academies.The Toffees were fined £500,000 and banned from signing young registered academy players in England for the next two years after they were found guilty of inducements to players and their families.A club statement said, according to talkSPORT:Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“Everton has worked alongside the Premier League over recent weeks to conduct a full and thorough investigation into allegations relating to our Academy’s operational methods in some areas of player recruitment.”“In short, we are extremely disappointed with some of the practices we have found which are not in line with our values and not acceptable to Everton Football Club. Accordingly, we have accepted the penalties imposed on us by the Premier League and have given them our strongest apologies.”“We have already commenced a full review of our Academy operations and are committed to ensuring that issues like this do not happen again at Everton.”last_img read more

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Equine herpes outbreak appears to be contained

first_imgOLYMPIA – Washington horse owners can begin to breathe a little easier, as it appears the recent outbreak of the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus 1 (nEHV-1) has been contained. Concern about this potentially fatal disease of horses spread like wildfire throughout the state in May, causing many organizers to cancel long-planned horseshows, rodeos, trail rides and parades. The state veterinarian believes that sufficient time has elapsed for signs of nEHV-1 to appear in horses exposed at the National Cutting Horse Association Western National Championships in Ogden, Utah, as well as their stable and pasture mates. Dr. Leonard Eldridge is recommending that any horse that has not tested positive, exhibited symptoms or been exposed to a confirmed positive horse be cleared for travel.“I continue to recommend that horses that are confirmed positive for nEHV-1 or were exposed to a positive case be isolated for 28 days after all symptoms have cleared up,” said Dr. Eldridge. “While the animal may appear to have recovered, it can still transmit this highly contagious disease to another horse.”Horse owners may lift the quarantine on positive or exposed animals 21 days after the end of symptoms if they receive laboratory confirmation that the animal is no longer contagious.The state veterinarian’s office continues to recommend that event organizers request temperature checks of horses before and during events.Eight horses tested positive for the disease in Washington, four of which attended the Ogden show. None died from the virus, although one horse was put down for an unrelated health condition.last_img read more

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Erosion spooks Northwestern Lake cabin owners

first_imgWHITE SALMON — David Johnson uses a simple rule of thumb to find solid ground in the ever-shifting landscape around the White Salmon River, snaking through a deep muddy canyon that used to be Northwestern Lake.Look for a tree trunk.“If you don’t see a tree trunk,” Johnson said, “you’re not there yet.”In other words: Many of the soft, bare slopes that now plunge toward the river’s new path — and a handful of tributary creeks feeding into the former reservoir — won’t be there for long.“There’s a lot of dirt up here still to be moved out of here,” Johnson said. “It’s still changing.”The White Salmon began charting its new course Oct. 26, when a blast of dynamite breached Condit Dam and drained Northwestern Lake in barely an hour. Nearly a century’s worth of mud and sediment buildup behind the dam started working its way down toward the White Salmon’s confluence with the Columbia River.Much of that process will depend on how much rain and snowmelt the coming months bring. But as it starts to play out, a few cabin owners along the former reservoir fear they might lose more than a lakefront view. Erosion continues to rapidly reshape the landscape, in some places washing away banks uncomfortably close to structures and docks. Those impacts are evident even past Northwestern Park, about a mile and a half upstream of Condit Dam.PacifiCorp, which owns Condit Dam and the surrounding land that dozens of cabins sit on, has constantly monitored conditions since the day of the breaching. Contractors JR Merit and Kleinfelder occupy a sort of home-base office in a building just a stone’s throw from the dam itself.last_img read more

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Brush Strokes Art Studio To Hold Paint Night At Roccos In February

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Brush Strokes Art Studio of Tewksbury is holding a paint night in Wilmington this February.On Monday, February 11, 2019, from 7pm to 9pm, come paint your own wine glass at Rocco’s Restaurant & Bar (193 Main Street).  Come eat, drink and paint!  Participants will paint two wine glasses. Brush Strokes will provide all the paint supplies.  No painting experience is necessary.  Space is limited so register today by calling 508-572-0853 or by clicking HERE.  Cost is $35.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBrush Strokes Art Studio To Hold Paint Night At Rocco’s On January 16In “Business”Brush Strokes Art Studio To Hold Paint Night At Rocco’s In NovemberIn “Business”Brush Strokes Art Studio To Hold Paint Night At Rocco’s On November 26In “Business”last_img read more

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A correction helps uncover a heroic rescue in Angoon from 95

first_imgTwo weeks ago, Alaska Public Media aired a story about Army Staff Sergeant Joshua Schneiderman receiving the Soldier’s Medal, one of the highest military distinctions, and reported that it was the first time the medal was given for an act that took place in Alaska. That claim is incorrect.Download AudioOfficials with the Army in Alaska were fairly confident that a Soldier’s Medal hadn’t been issued to a member of the Army in Alaska — but cautioned they were relying on institutional memory. Representatives from two different branches said that to their knowledge, however, there is no master-list of Soldier’s Medal recipients from the last 90 years.Corporal Randall J. Gamble (center) was awarded the Soldier’s Medal in 2003 during a ceremony at the school in Angoon. Courtesy of Randall J. Gamble.After our original story aired, I received an email saying the medal had definitely been awarded to someone in Alaska before — a National Guardsmen, for a rescue that happened two decades ago in the Southeast community of Angoon.Randall Gamble of Angoon was in his 20s back in 1995. He was serving in the Army National Guard. During a basketball tournament, the lights went out.“They were out for a while,” Gamble said by phone. “I got nosy and wanted to see what was going on.”The award ceremony for then-corporal Gamble took place at the school in Angoon in 2003. Courtesy of Randall J. Gamble.There was an equipment problem. Gamble was helping a man from the power plant fix it. But soon after, a friend of his, Johnny Hunter, went 30 feet up a ladder, attached his harness belt, then made a huge mistake: He touched the wire while it was still live.“And 7000 volts had gone through Mr. Hunter’s body, and he screamed. He went unconscious.”Gamble was down below. He told some other men to call the fire department, and leapt into action.“I looked up and said ‘Holy shoot.’ And as I did that I went up after Mr. Hunter and secured Mr. Hunter and had shaken Mr. Hunter rigorously to see if he was all right.”According to the military citation, Gamble performed CPR and kept Hunter away from the charged lines for 45 minutes until rescuers could get to them.He was put up for the Soldier’s Medal — an extremely rare award that is given when a member of the military risks his or her life to save someone else in a noncombat setting. It took eight years from the rescue until the award was officially issued. By then, Colonel Joel Gilbert was overseeing the unit as it prepared the award ceremony.Randall J. Gamble holding his Soldier’s Medal. In addition, he was also awarded the Valley Forge Cross. Courtesy of Randall J. Gamble.“I went over to Angoon probably about a month prior to start coordinating with village elders and start making sure that we could accommodate a nice award ceremony for Sergeant Gamble,” Gilbert said by phone from Joint-Base Elmendorf-Richardson.He says the whole reason for the pomp and circumstance is recognition.“No matter how many years it takes we should take care of our soldiers and follow through and do the very best we can for them. And for something like that, I especially believe we should recognize a soldier in their home community because as a national guardsmen you’re a citizen soldier — that, to me, is what it’s all about.”Gilbert says the eight-year delay was an unfortunate byproduct of bureaucracy and the analogue technologies of the time.For Gamble the incident was never about military distinction, it was about helping a friend in an emergency. He says the recognition was nice, but sadly by the time it came through in 2003 the man he’d saved wasn’t able to be there: He’d passed away from cancer.Courtesy of Randall J. Gamble.Gamble was honorably discharged from the Guard in 2004, and still lives in Angoon.last_img read more

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Exclusive Bigg Boss 13 Total prize money real reason for changing location

first_imgBigg Boss 13: Total prize money and reason behind changing location revealed.TwitterIt has already been reported that unlike previous seasons, Bigg Boss 13 house will be located in Mumbai and not Lonavla. Now, the real reason behind the change of location is out.It was reported that the channel had decided to change the location to cut down the cost of production. However, the real reason seems to be different.One source close to the show told International Business Times India that Bigg Boss 13 makers decided to shift the venue from Lonavla to Mumbai to attract more popular celebrities as contestants.The little birdie told us that not many popular celebs were eager to enter the show if it happens in Lonavla, and hence, in order to get the well-known stars on board, the makers made the change.”The real reason behind Bigg Boss house being built in Mumbai and not in Lonavla is not that what other media are reporting. The makers are ready to spend money to keep their audience fully entertained. It’s just that this year they made the change to bring in more popular faces. Earlier Bigg Boss offers wher put down by popular celebs just because they did not want to stay in Lonavla,” the source told IB Times.The source further revealed a major update. Unlike last few seasons, the total prize money of Bigg Boss 13 will be whopping Rs 1 crore. Since last few seasons, it has been around Rs 40 to Rs 50 lakh only. Apparently, this move has also been done to convince the renowned celebs to join the reality show.Although the makers of the controversial show have not officially confirmed the names of the contestants, we had earlier revealed names of seven contestants who have apparently been finalised.These include, Mughda Godse, Mahika Sharma, Siddharth Shukla, Chunkey Pandey, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Rajpal Yadav and Aditya Narayan. Looks like Bigg Boss 13 is going to be more interesting than ever before.last_img read more

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