Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! TAGSD-DayHistory Channel Previous articleAs Florida’s phase two begins amid increasing COVID-19 cases, officials stress contextNext articleWhat goes into the toilet doesn’t always stay there, and other coronavirus risks in public bathrooms Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here From The History ChannelJune 6th, 1944: D-Day!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).
Journey-man and Nigeria junior international Taiwo Awoniyi is on the verge of embarking on another loan sojourn it has been revealed. There are strong indications that Liverpool will end Awoniyi’s loan at Mainz this month faced with option of either terminating his contract on sending him on once more to other interested clubs. Already three French clubs Montpellier, Brest and Nimes have reportedly shown interest with Turkish outfit Besiktas and La Liga duo Leganes and Real Mallorca equally keen to have the Nigerian who was impressive for Flying Eagles at the last FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland despite the team’s early exit from the competition. Awoniyi who joined Liverpool in 2015 for £400,000, was immediately sent out on loan to FSV Frankfurt and has been on loan ever since. At the last count the former Imperial Soccer Academy ace has been on loan to five different clubs including NEC and Gent before landing in Mainz in 2019. Unfortunately the Nigerian has struggled for game time with the Bundesliga side with Premier league title chasing Reds now assessing proposals from other clubs around Europe.Advertisement Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Taiwo Asoniyi in action for Flying Eagles The 22-year-old had hoped to be an instant hit in Germany, but has made just six appearances for the Bundesliga strugglers starting only once in half a dozen appearances. Cumulatively he is reported to have played for just 150 minutes for the club this term. With Jean-Philippe Mateta who is Maiz’s main striker back in full action, there are permutations that it will be harder for Awoniyi to have the much needed playing time in the second stanza. Read AlsoTaiwo Awoniyi plays for five minutes in Mainz 3-0 defeat Mainz who played two shape up friendly matches against Emmen and Borusia Dortmund losing one and winning one, return to Bundesliga action on Saturday with a home tie against Freiburg Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Natural History Museums That Have World’s Greatest Collections6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth20 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About SiberiaCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney Princesses9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World
Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Pastor William Helms will officiate the service and burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery. Arldean LaVon Harmon, of Sunman was born on March 22, 1936, Sunman, the daughter of John and Sadie LaVon Kramer Schwing. She married Donald Harmon on May 25, 1954, at St. Paul Methodist Church. Arldean loved her family and being a homemaker. She also was active in her community, volunteering and cooking for others, and was a member of the Sunman Community Church. On Thursday, November 2, 2017, at the age of 81, she passed away at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville. Those surviving who will cherish Arldean’s memory include her son, Mark (Debbie) Harmon, of Sunman; daughter, DeAnn Harmon, also of Sunman; three grandchildren, Shannon (Cordell) Feuston, Kendra (Scotty) Rienschield, and Nathan (Laura) Sefton, and 6 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by the love of her life – husband, Donald on August 4, 2015; 3 brothers, Dale, David and Donald Schwing, and 1 sister, Athea Nicely. Memorial donations can be directed to the Sunman Community Church or to the Sunman Life Squad. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Arldean Harmon.
BOONE, Iowa (May 29) – Jesse Sobbing couldn’t have asked for a much better weekend than this.After hearing his name called as winner of the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing, Sobbing went out and won the 40-lap Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at Boone Speedway’s Memorial Day special.The IMCA Late Model tour victory paid $2,000 and was the career first for Sobbing, who has already done his share of winning and then some in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and IMCA Modified divisions.“At the end of last year, we decided we were going to race an IMCA Late Model and one of our goals was to try and win a few of these races. Now we’ve got one,” he said. “We’ve been right with these guys and it feels good to be able to get a win.”Sobbing started third and admittedly got a little anxious as he worked his way to the front of the field.“It seemed like once we got into the lead, around midway, there was a lot of lapped traffic pretty quickly,” Sobbing said. “We tried to keep it as clean and clear as we could.”Chad Holladay, 12th starting Todd Cooney, 11th starting Darrel DeFrance and Justin Kay rounded out the top five.Jeff Aikey, Holladay and Cooney were $50 Malvern Bank heat race winners. Sobbing is the 99th different driver in series history to win a Deery feature.The 31st annual tour is at Marshalltown Speedway on June 6 for a doubleheader with the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour for IMCA Modifieds.Feature results – 1. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern; 2. Chad Holladay, Muscatine; 3. Todd Cooney, Des Moines; 4. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 5. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 6. Curt Martin, Independence; 7. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb.; 8. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 9. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque; 10. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 11. Curtis Glover, Runnells; 12. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 13. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 14. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg; 15. Greg Kastli, Waterloo; 16. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 17. Paul Conrad, Colo; 18. Curt Schroeder, Newton; 19. Allan Hopp, Harlan; 20. Kyle Krampe, Baxter; 21. Justin Mitchell, Cedar Rapids; 22. Kirby Schultz, Albia; 23. Andy Eckrich, Oxford; 24. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 25. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake.1st heat – 1. Aikey; 2. Conrad; 3. Sobbing; 4. DeFrance; 5. Gustin; 6. Callahan; 7. Zrostlik; 8. Eckrich; 9. Hopp.2nd heat – 1. Holladay; 2. Carter; 3. Glover; 4. Kay; 5. McKenna; 6. Schroeder; 7. Schultz; 8. Mitchell.3rd heat – 1. Cooney; 2. Goedert; 3. Martin; 4. Neal; 5. Hurst; 6. Ryan; 7. Kastli; 8. Krampe.
Co-founder of One Young World Kate Robertson speaks at the press conference. Iggy Sathekge speaks on behalf of Brand South Africa.(Images: Cadine Pillay) MEDIA CONTACTS • Barry Hiles Brand South Africa +27 11 483 0122 RELATED ARTICLES • SA to host One Young World 2013 • Young people: own your destiny! • SA is Africa’s top nation brand • Building a thriving African brand• Empowering young people in SACadine PillayJohannesburg is ready to host 1 500 youth leaders from around the world who will attend the One Young World (OYW) Summit in 2013.This was announced at a press conference held in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on Tuesday 18 September by the City of Johannesburg. Mayor Parks Tau was in attendance, alongside OYW ambassadors as well as representatives from the corporate world.Opportunity for AfricaOYW, founded in 2009, is a London-based non-profit organisation that brings together young people from around the world and provides a platform for them to engage world leaders on social issues in an effort to create positive change.Director of stakeholder relations at Brand South Africa, Iggy Sathekge, said the South Africa should use this opportunity to help brand Africa and not see the event as just being for young people.“South Africa cannot be successful if the rest of Africa is not, because South Africa is Africa,” he said.Brand South Africa has partnered with OYW and played a crucial role in Johannesburg winning the host city bid. CEO Miller Matola will be a member of the advisory board during the course of the summit.OYW co-founder Kate Robertson said Johannesburg exhibits the passion and conviction to inspire and motivate young leaders, and to welcome the world.“As a South African, it’s amazing to see the summit coming to Africa, where there is a great need to develop young leaders to address pressing socio-economic issues.”Tau said the City of Johannesburg is proud to be associated with a dynamic global organisation such as OYW which, in its short existence, has become a tremendous force for good and a great catalyst to communicate the aspirations of the younger generation to international leaders.“We must focus on that which brings us together rather than that which divides us,” he said.The young ambassadors who will converge on Johannesburg will attempt to find solutions to local, regional and global challenges. They will be mentored by world-famous counsellors such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, performing artist and political activist Sir Bob Geldof, former UN chief Kofi Anan, Nobel prize laureate Muhammad Yunus and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who have already inspired them to begin projects that drive positive change and improve lives.“One Young World really is a brilliant network of extraordinary shared accountability, a rare and unique platform to engage the world’s youth on what matters now, and what will matter the most, tomorrow,” said Catherine Peter, Africa director for the organisation.While Johannesburg’s planning for the event gets underway, OYW is getting closer to the start of the 2012 event in the US city of Pittsburgh in October. Over 40 South African delegates are expected to attend, while counsellors will include media mogul Arianna Huffington, former US president Bill Clinton, singer Joss Stone, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. Geldof is included in the Pittsburgh lineup as well.“The combination of inspired and passionate youth, a city committed to developing them and addressing their concerns, and sponsors committed to promoting change will all contribute to making OYW 2013 a spectacular event with the power to bring about real change in the world,” Robertson said.At the closing ceremony of the Johannesburg summit – the dates for which are still to be decided – delegates will graduate as OYW ambassadors, joining a global network of young leaders who are creating positive change around the world.
African romance writers are creating waves from Lagos to Cape Town with a range of books that empower women. Ankara Press books offer readers alternative models of behaviour compared to those of traditional romances, which rely on ideas of male dominance. Cape Town author Amina Thula writes romance novels; she is one of a series of romance writers published by Ankara Press. The imprint aims to give a fresh spin on the genre, with books written by Africans, for Africans. (Image supplied) Priya Pitamber Forget Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey; Sindi Mali and Edward Boateng are steaming up the pages in Africa. Sindi and Edward are the main characters in The Elevator Kiss, written by Cape Town author Amina Thula. As the title suggests, the protagonists meet in a lift during Christmas, and kiss under the mistletoe. It is a kiss that changes both their lives.The Elevator Kiss is part of a group of novels published by the romance imprint Ankara Press; every one of its books is by an African author. Publisher Bibi Bakare-Yusuf first started Cassava Republic Press; a few years later, she started Ankara because “so many people read romance and it is also quite commercially viable”.Bakare-Yusuf said she felt the romance genre was an important vehicle for reconfiguring gender relations. “Not only just configuring gender relations but to show Africans in pursuit of love and erotic desire in a healthy and wholesome way,” she explained. “Romance is a genre that appeals to masses of women – and men – and it is therefore a good place to infuse transformative ideas about romance and desire.”According to the Ankara Press website, the imprint’s mission “is to publish a new kind of romance, in which the thrill of fantasy is alive but realised in a healthier and more grounded way”.No damsel in distress hereThula said most romantic sagas had a female character who, by the end of the story, had undergone a deep inner change. Her story of Sindi and Edward was different, however; it was “a personal journey for both of them and they both grow and change parallel to one another as their tale unfolds”.Edward did not have knight-in-shining-armour syndrome, and Sindi did not need rescuing. “When Edward does something for Sindi, it is normally the result of the situation and is not because he is trying to be her hero,” explained Thula. “Both main characters are well-rounded individuals who can deal with their own personal issues. They would never need a crutch because they are both very capable, have self-awareness and a healthy esteem.”Empower and enlightenThe books brought a fresh perspective compared to the more traditional romance novels. “We want to offer readers alternative models of behaviour from those provided by romances such as Mills and Boon,” explained Bakare-Yusuf. “In the past, romance novels have relied on dangerous notions of male dominance, control and manipulation that can be harmful to women. Many women tolerate abusive situations because they wrongly believe that this is what romance should look like.”She said Ankara’s titles aimed to empower women by showing what a healthy, balanced and passionate relationship could be. “It’s about giving women the permission to create the contours of their own sexual universe by providing them with representations of other women who have done it. And we felt it was equally important to give examples of men who are in touch with their own emotions and who are expressive.”Ankara stories feature young, self-assured and independent women who work, play and, of course, fall madly in love in vibrant African cities from Lagos to Cape Town. Ankara men are confident, emotionally expressive and not afraid of independent and sexually assertive women. “Our sensuous books will challenge romance stereotypes and empower women to love themselves in their search for love, romance and wholesome sex,” reads the website.Thula would also like to transform the romance genre and the portrayal of Africans in literature. “It’s about time we Africans dictated who we are and showed the world there is so much more to us than war, crime, famine and poverty,” she said. “I also think the romance genre has garnered an unfair reputation over the years. If there’s one thing we need more of in this world, it is love. We need to relearn how to love and relate to each other in a healthy and respectful manner.”A worthwhile readAinehi Edoro, writing on the lifestyle and entertainment website Bella Naija, described The Elevator Kiss as an effortless page turner. Sindi was not a typical romance heroine, she wrote. “She is not confused about her worth. She knows she is beautiful and smart. And most of all, she knows her body. She understands her desires and is not afraid or too shy to make a man satisfy them.“For those of us tired of romance stories where the woman has to wait for the man to make every move, Amina Thula has indeed given us a gift.”While reading the book, she also tweeted:Cant sleep. In bed reading Elevator Kiss. What do I think of it? Marvelous! *in bridget jones’ voice.* @jeremyweate pic.twitter.com/XKz2ReQAqT— BRITTLE PAPER (@brittlepaper) December 20, 2014I bought all @ankarapress new offerings because of the splendid covers, brilliant writers and yes I love romantic stories.— Agbonsbobo (@agbonsbobo) January 18, 2015Users who downloaded The Elevator Kiss also left their thoughts on the Ankara website. Lila described the story as “wistful, captivating and totally enthralling”. Another reader who went by the alias DL at first was hesitant to read it because of a disconnect in cultural experiences but “was pleasantly surprised to discover that was not the case”, and applauded the author: “Well done Amina, this was beautiful!”Bakare-Yusuf loved all six titles in the imprint, all for different reasons. “Each book provides a perspective and opportunity to enter into the interior world of the characters and go on a journey with them as they search for love and in the process come to terms with who they are as individuals.” Each book provided an alternative view of femininity and masculinity.Adventure and imaginationWhen Thula was a child, she wanted to become an historian or an archaeologist. “That dream was built on a lust for epic adventures, adrenaline-inducing action and high-level conspiracy and espionage – blame it on Wilbur Smith and Indiana Jones,” she joked. Now she is a student and author, even though she wrote the book with no expectation of it being published. In fact, she was certain Ankara would reject her manuscript.The book began with Thula testing her creativity. “After I finished the first three chapters, I emailed them to a friend who loved them so I decided to finish the story for her – it was going to be a gift for her,” she explained. “It took me almost a year before I sat down and wrote The Elevator Kiss because at first I couldn’t decide what genre to write. One day an innocent chance encounter with a neighbour in an elevator helped me decide on the genre and inspired the main characters’ meeting. The rest of the story flowed out from there on.”The other titles in the romance book series are:• A Tailor-Made Romance, Oyindamola Affinnih• Black Sparkle Romance, Amara Nicole Okolo• A Taste of Love, Sifa Asani Gowon• Love’s Persuasion, Ola Awonubi• Finding Love Again, Chioma Iwunze IbiamLooking to the future“We already have readers asking for more Ankara books, so the challenge is to keep up with them,” said Bakare-Yusuf. The publisher is working on the release of the next six titles, and while Ankara is concentrating on digital sales now, it also hopes to release audio and print books soon.“We are always looking for new authors, so if any readers think they have a romance novel inside them, I would encourage them to read the submission guidelines on our website and get in touch!” You never know, you could create the next Sindi Mali and Edward Boateng.”The e-books are available on the Ankara website.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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The BJP’s massive win in Uttar Pradesh has paved the way for the first reshuffle of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Council of Ministers as three Ministers have won the Lok Sabha election creating vacancies in the State Cabinet. Also, a vacancy was created after disgruntled Minister and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party leader O.P. Rajbhar was sacked by the Chief Minister for his outburst against his senior NDA partner, the BJP.Rewarding leadersThe ruling party is likely to reward its leaders for their hard work during the election campaigning which resulted in it winning 62 seats, BJP sources said. This would be the first Cabinet reshuffle since Mr. Adityanath was sworn in as the Chief Minister in March 2017. He indicated during an interview that a Cabinet reshuffling was very much on the cards and he was likely to take a decision soon. “We will do it (Cabinet expansion). We will do everything as and when time comes. We will do everything in the interest of the State,” the Chief Minister had said.Four Cabinet Ministers in the U.P. government were in the poll fray. Of them, three won and one lost. With the monsoon session of the Assembly likely in the next couple of months, it is to be seen whether the reshuffle takes place before or after it.
INS Gomti changes coloursIndian Navy warships are shedding their trademark dark grey colours – which they have sported for nearly a half-century – for a new paler NATO-like light grey.Naval brass say the paler paint helps blend in with the sea. The navy, whose six months at sea since the,INS Gomti changes coloursIndian Navy warships are shedding their trademark dark grey colours – which they have sported for nearly a half-century – for a new paler NATO-like light grey.Naval brass say the paler paint helps blend in with the sea. The navy, whose six months at sea since the attack on Parliament was the longest operational deployment, discovered that while its dark grey warships melted into the night, they stood out during day.Now all warships going in for refits are being given new coats of paint. The navl submarines, of course, remain black.The colour doesn’t matter underwater.
How would you like to earn more than $100,000 for sitting on the bench? That’s the position Cleveland Browns’ rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden found himself in for the team’s final preseason game. Coach Pat Shurmur decided that the rookie starting quarterback was too valuable to risk him getting injured before the regular season starts. Huh? I had to rewind the show I was watching to make sure I had heard that correctly. Even after watching it again, I still didn’t believe it. While it’s not unheard of for NFL players to sit out the final preseason game, especially quarterbacks, sitting a rookie quarterback who has yet to throw a single touchdown pass in his career is beyond ridiculous. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning did not play in their teams’ final exhibition games either, but they are both future Hall of Famers with years of NFL experience and Super Bowl rings. Weeden hasn’t even attempted 50 passes in the NFL preseason. So a rookie with no touchdown passes, a completion percentage below 50 percent, and less than two full preseason games under his belt is too valuable to risk getting injured? Are you kidding me? It’s not as if Weeden will have a long career to learn how to be an NFL quarterback. Being drafted at age 28, he will have six fewer years than the average signal caller to master his craft. He’s already missed one-third of a career. He simply doesn’t have the time to waste sitting on the bench. So if Weeden is already starting behind the curve, why pass up an opportunity to help him catch up? Weeden doesn’t have a huge contract to worry about. He wasn’t the team’s top pick in the draft. He wasn’t even the first quarterback taken, or the second, or even the third. He was the fourth quarterback taken in the 2012 NFL draft. He is also the only quarterback taken in the first round who hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in the preseason. Sitting a rookie quarterback who hasn’t proven himself yet isn’t protecting an asset, it’s robbing him of an opportunity to gain valuable experience before the games actually count. Weeden has a four-year contract worth $8.1 million. Spread over 80 regular and preseason games that is an average of $101,250 per game. That’s an expensive benchwarmer.