This is the moment Russian Police cadets sang a "chilling propaganda anthem" vowing to grab back the US state of Alaska - and never surrender Crimea. The content of the song in the video footage shared online is seen as an opening shot in Vladimir Putin 's bid for another six years in the Kremlin. Sung by cadets from a military-style college against a background of World War Two monuments in Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad, it oozes patriotism and depicts a weak, divided West. It also cheekily borrowing a clip from a Brexit rally in the UK to justify the strongman's bid to restore Russian might. "We want our country back", trumpet the Vote to Leave posters, mixed here with a message that the Russian young are ready to die for "Uncle Vova", aka Vladimir Putin - Vova being a fond version of his first name. Putin, aged 65, has not yet declared if he will run or not for a six year term in the March 2018 presidential election, but meanwhile videos like this show the path being cleared … [Read more...] about “We’re ready to die for Putin” Russian child police cadets sing chilling propaganda anthem demanding return of Alaska to Kremlin
THE MOST famous former car salesman in the world will take centre stage at Wembley as Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko wait to trade punches.Michael Buffer will signal the start of their epic heavyweight battle when he belts out boxing’s famed war cry ‘Let’s get ready to rumble’.But Buffer admits it’s only because he was a lousy salesman that he ended up as the fight game’s most recognisable MC. LIVE: FOLLOW ALL THE LATEST BUILD-UP TO JOSHUA-KLITSCHKO The former US Army sergeant revealed: “Before boxing I was a car salesman but I was horrible at it and had to make a living elsewhere.“For quite a while I was a model and then aged 38 I started as a ring announcer - but at the beginning if you said I was horrible at that as well, it would have been a compliment.“Back in those days the scorecards were written in a very strange way so that didn’t help and some of the fighter’s names were … [Read more...] about Michael Buffer earnings top £320million from his famous catchphrase.. not bad going for a former car saleman
FORMER Deadliest Catch star Jake Harris was reportedly "left for dead" with a "cracked skull" after leaving a Washington casino over the weekend.The 31-year-old had gotten into a car when a fight broke out and was attacked and robbed of his belongings.Police said a passenger inside the car with Jake grabbed the ex-cast member from behind at the Quil Ceda Creek Casino in Marysville and threw him from the moving vehicle.Jake blacked out and woke up along Highway 526 and discovered his walled and $2,400 (£2,000) cash was missing, authorities said.His brother, Josh, spoke out over the attack on a Facebook Live video saying: "I have some terrible news today."My brother was jumped last night and some individuals decided to beat him pretty good, which is a terrible, terrible thing."He added: "Some individuals beat him to the point where it cracked his skull from his forehead all the way back to where you would be balding as an individual."My brother is bleeding out of his … [Read more...] about Jake Harris, former member of Deadliest Catch, attacked and robbed in Washington leaving him fighting for life
RUSSIANS have demanded the return of Alaska from the US in a fiery new memorial.Images of the stone engraving in the Crimean town of Yevpatoria have emerged in the region recently annexed from the Ukraine by Vladimir Putin.Carrying an image of Crimea and Alaska, an inscription on the marble slab reads: "We have returned Crimea, you are to return Alaska!"It is just the latest in a series of coded warnings from newly-resurgent Moscow that it is eyeing up its former territory.The snowy barrens of Alaska were sold to the United States for less than £6million in 1867 - around 2 pence per acre.The USA's largest state was later found to contain reserves of natural gas and oil.That fact has not gone unnoticed in Russia, which lies only 55 miles away from Alaska across the Bering Strait.Only last year an inflammatory TV documentary was aired with the name "When Will Alaska become Ours?"And a Russian pop group - rumoured to be favourites of President Putin - recently sang on the issue.Lyube … [Read more...] about Has Vladimir Putin set his sights on ALASKA after war-mongering Russians demanded the US state is returned to Moscow’s rule?
THEY’RE onto something big in the North American forest, BBC1’s Matt Baker and his ranger mate John Neary.It’s a pile of s*** and if John pokes it with a stick he can confirm, live on television, that: “Yes, it belongs to a bear. And maybe it’s had a rest afterwards.”Yeah and maybe the bear’s just growled “better out than in” and maybe it’s even watching the strange humans, from a safe distance, right now, thinking: “What the actual f***?”Such are the many imponderables on Wild Alaska Live, or to give the show its proper native American name, Dunces With Wolves. Another of those ruinously expensive and ill-timed jollies that’s filled to the brim with lots of people having more fun than the viewers.There’s Matt, obviously, Liz Bonnin, Debbie and Daniel, up in the Beeb’s helicopter, a team of Alaskan experts spread across two locations and fearless action man Steve Backshall, whose live abseil … [Read more...] about Is new BBC nature show Wild Alaska Live rubbish? Do bears s*** in the woods?
The senator from Vermont took around three-quarters of the Democratic vote in the states of Alaska and Washington, according to early results. Sanders also defeated Clinton in Saturday’s Hawaii "presidential preference poll," the local name for the Democratic caucus. Sanders swept all three states to give his campaign a much-needed boost against Clinton, who holds a commanding lead in the critical delegate count . The former secretary of state had 1,223 delegates to Sanders' 920 going into Saturday's caucuses. But when superdelegates - party officials with the ability to vote for either candidate - are included, Clinton enjoys a 1,692 to 949 lead. It takes 2,383 delegates to secure the nomination. The wide margin of victory on Saturday highlights divisions within the Democratic Party ahead of this summer's party convention to select the candidate for the November presidential election. Speaking in Wisconsin, Sanders billed Saturday's victories as a Western comeback, one that … [Read more...] about Sanders crushes Clinton in Washington, Alaska caucuses
Hjlmar Olson can still remember fishing for salmon in Bristol Bay from mid-June to mid-July in the 1940s using a net secured to the shore and a drift net in the sea. Fisherman today still keep the first catch for themselves just as they did back then. Everything else is sold. "When we first started, we fished from Monday morning until Saturday morning," said Olson. Over the years, new regulations have changed his fishing routine. He used to sit for six days and six nights in a boat. "Then we weren't allowed to fish on Wednesdays and in the 50s we only fished two days a week ... Now you're only allowed to fish by the hour." Keeper of the fish There are no hydroelectric power stations, or large quarries, or even logging projects that disturb the unique ecosystem of Alaska's Bristol Bay. The body of water lies west of Anchorage in the Bering Sea and is the world's largest wild salmon fishing area. Every year, about 36 million sockeye salmon migrate back from the sea to their spawning … [Read more...] about Alaska’s endangered salmon paradise
Palin, Senator John McCain's running mate pick in their failed 2008 campaign against Democrat Barack Obama, announced her support for the Republican frontrunner on Tuesday. Her endorsement comes just two weeks before voters in the Midwestern state of Iowa pick their preferred candidates in the Republican and Democratic caucuses. "I'm proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for president," Palin said, The New York Times reported ahead of her official announcement at a campaign event. "I am greatly honored to receive Sarah's endorsement," Trump said, according to a statement cited by The Times. "She is a friend, and a high-quality person whom I have great respect for. I am proud to have her support." The Iowa caucuses start months of primaries preceding formal nominations in summer and November's election. Trump has emerged as the torchbearer for Republican rage as the party tries to recapture the White House after eight years of Obama. Texas Senator Ted Cruz appeals to many of the … [Read more...] about For US elections, Alaska ex-Governor Sarah Palin to back Donald Trump
DW: Hassan Ali, what is your life like at the moment? Hassan Ali: I am, of course, a target for al-Shabab. One day they'll kill me. They keep calling me and telling me that they'll kill me. They have already killed several friends. What made you join the group? I was working at the market. At the time, I still thought al-Shabab was a good organization. I didn't know they were completely different from what they purported to be. Once I got to know the organization from the inside, I realized that what they are doing is wrong. I'm an educated person and I can tell right from wrong. What did you think was good about them at the time? I thought that what al-Shabab was saying about true religion was right. Moreover, there were Ethiopian occupation troops in Somalia. I subscribed to the positions al-Shabab held. Is money also a reason to join the group? Most of the rank-and-file fighters do it for the money. There is no work in the country. That's why al-Shabab provides one of the few … [Read more...] about A former al-Shabab fighter tells his story
Clinton put herself at odds with Obama's administration late on Tuesday by describing the Arctic as a "unique treasure" and "not worth the risk of drilling" because of multiple environmental risks. Obama's administration on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell final approval to resume drilling into an oil-bearing rock, 2,400 meters (8,000 feet) below the ocean floor off northern Alaska. Shell's original leases were obtained from the administration of the previous Republican president, George W. Bush. White House spokesman Frank Benenati deflected environmentalists' condemnation, saying Obama's team had initiated heavy investment in renewable energy sources ahead of December's UN climate summit in Paris . It had also "taken steps to ensure safe and responsible development" of US energy sources, he said, referring to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Pitching to environmentalists Tuesday's remark by Clinton in a Twitter post marked a break with Obama as part of … [Read more...] about Alaska oil prospecting project splits Democrats