There’s been a war in Europe for the past four years. It just hasn’t been officially declared. Now Ukraine is mobilising in the fear Russia is about to cast aside all pretence, and outright invade.Reservists are being called up for urgent refresher training. Troops are being moved to reinforce borders.Moscow used military force to seize control of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. It’s since been waging a barely covert campaign to support pro-Kremlin insurgent forces in an insurrection against Kiev.Now President Petro Poroshenko has declared 30 days of martial law in his nation’s vulnerable districts in response to what he called a “sharp increase in Russian forces along our border and in occupied Crimea’.The move comes after Moscow moved suddenly to seal the narrow channel between the Black and Azov Seas. Russian special forces seized three Ukrainian naval vessels attempting to pass through the Kerch Strait international waterway on … [Read more...] about ‘War’: Ukraine spooked by Russia
Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Holiday Calendar Podcasts Newsletter TV Radio Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 TVone GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Auto Beauty & Style Entertainment Food Health Home/Family Money Pets Tech Travel VideoBytes Press Releases Man-o-war jellyfish spotted at Tagachang Beach Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:57 AM ESTUpdated: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:57 AM ESTBy Krystal [email protected]: Wikipedia Man-O-Wars are back. Four island residents have been stung by the jellyfish at the Tagachang Beach, Yona Mayor Jesse Blas said. The victims were transported to the Yona Firestation for treatment. Beachgoers are advised not to touch any jellyfish. Even dead they may still sting you. Should you get stung, you're advised to remove any tentacles using a stick, credit card, or something hard to take them off before flushing the affected area with salt water and take a pain … [Read more...] about Man-o-war jellyfish spotted at Tagachang Beach
Stormtroopers and baddies from the Empire marched into Clitheroe Fire Station’s seasonal fundraiser in aid of a good cause. Father Christmas also attended the well-attended event at the station on Princess Avenue, which raised more than £1,000 towards The Fire Fighter’s Charity. Despite the cold and wintry weather, there were lots of stalls selling various festive goodies and there was live music. Youngsters from Pendle Primary School Choir also took centre stage and entertained the crowds. On behalf of everyone at Clitheroe Fire, crew manager Glen Dinsdale, thanked people for hosting the stalls, which included charities such as Age Concern and for everyone who supported the event. He said: “A big thank you to all who came and supported us. “A very good turn out and a big thank you to Father Christmas and everyone else involved that took time out to help us make this fundraiser a great success.” Free festive meal for those facing Christmas … [Read more...] about Villains of Star Wars come to Clitheroe!
Hartlepool has paid moving tribute to the dozens of people killed or injured when the German navy attacked the town. At least 127 people died and more than 400 others were injured during the Bombardment of the Hartlepools on December 16, 1914, shortly after the start of the First World War. The exact number of fatalities is uncertain because casualties were still dying from their wounds years later.The attack was remembered today on the 104th anniversary, with a ceremony on the Headland.Members of the public gathered at the Heugh Battery Museum in Moor Terrace before making their way to the nearby Redheugh Gardens.The ceremony started at 8.10am with a gun salute to mark the exact moment three battleships began shelling both the Headland and West Hartlepool. Mayor Coun Allan Barclay and Hartlepool MP Mike Hill made speeches and laid wreaths, along with representatives of veteran's organisations, and the names of the 37 children who lost their lives were read out by museum volunteer … [Read more...] about Hartlepool honours victims of devastating First World War Bombardment by German navy
Weather forecasts are sometimes now so uncannily good that it as if we are in a science fiction age. I have watched TV broadcasts which show how rain will sweep across Northern Ireland at particular times the following day and then, sure enough, the next day it begins to rain in Belfast at just the time the forecasters said it would.Perhaps one day we will be able to enter our location into a device that will read coming weather so precisely that it will tell us it will rain at 1.38pm, cease at 3.11pm, with bouts of sunshine after 4.39 pm.When this newspaper began publishing, weather forecasts were almost non existent. The inability to know what conditions were coming cost many people their lives. The earliest surviving editions of the paper, from 1738 and 1739, which I serialised each day on their 275th anniversary in 2013 and 2014, are filled with reports on big Man of War boats charging across oceans.Often there are stories about such a vessel having “founder’d” in … [Read more...] about Weather reading stations like Armagh have improved our knowledge of the world