Christmas Street

14 Dec 18
Herb and Snotty

8.am , 21.6 km per hour average . Most likely my best ride ever . Looking forward to catching up with Les and Wendy today . Would imagine we may have a beer or two Kellerberrin is having their Christmas street party tonight , more celebrations Am at the local bakery enjoying my scrumptious breakfast […]

14 Dec 18
THE RIVER WALK

My eyes had just shut down when a tiny voice crying out pried them back open. To my left, Joseph moaned and started to raise his head. “Shhhh. I’ve got this. You go back to sleep.” I kissed my husband on his shoulder as I dragged myself back up to my feet. He was already […]

14 Dec 18
The Eros Principle

  This is the message sent from a small town in R.O.I. to the young people and children of Ireland and the World. The message is loud and clear: “Business as usual”. No action, no shame. What rock do these people live under? What medieval cave does their mind reside in? Do they have children […]

14 Dec 18
UK NEWS

Police came across Cherif Chekatt in a Strasbourg street and shot him as he tried to open fire. from UK News https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46561574

14 Dec 18
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1470137-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1470137-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1470137-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1470137-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ A hooded police officer holds his gun in Strasbourg, eastern France, Thursday Dec. 13, 2018. A top French official says a man has been killed in a shootout with police in Strasbourg, but he has not been confirmed as the suspected gunman who killed three people near a Christmas market. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias) A French police officer looks at the dead body of a man lying in the doorway of a building after a shootout with police in Strasbourg, eastern France, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. The dead man was suspected of being the gunman who killed three people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the dead man’s identity hasn’t been confirmed yet. But Castaner said the "individual corresponds to the description of the person sought since Tuesday night," 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt. (AP Photo) STRASBOURG, France — The man authorities say killed three people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg died Tuesday in a shootout with police at the end of two-day manhunt, French authorities said. Paris prosecutor’s office, which handles terror cases in France, formally identified the man killed in the eastern French city as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt, a Strasbourg-born man with a long history of convictions for various crimes, including robberies. Chekatt also had been on a watch list of potential extremists. The news came a couple of hours after Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said a man believed to be Chekatt had been gunned down during a police operation in the city’s Neudorf neighborhood. Castaner said the suspect opened fire on police Thursday night when officials tried to arrest him. “The moment they tried to arrest him, he turned around and opened fired. They replied,” Castaner said. A local police official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly, said the man who shot at police was armed with a pistol and a knife. Strasbourg mayor Roland Ries said police acted on a top from a woman. Local police officer Emmanuel Georg told BFM TV station that three police officers patrolling the neighborhood tried to intercept a suspect corresponding to Chekatt’s description as he was about to enter a building. “He opened fired, they responded and managed to shoot him down,” Georg said. A witness to the shootout said he heard shots and rushed to the window to see what was happening. He closed the shutters when he spotted the cornered suspect across the street. “I was very afraid for my children, I told them to go away, and I went to the side,” Cem Akcakaya told The Associated Press. After it was over, he said he saw the man motionless on his back on the pavement, his left arm askew. Chekatt is accused of killing three people and wounding 13 on Tuesday night. Castaner said earlier Thursday that three of the injured had been released from hospital and three others were fighting for their lives. More than 700 officers were deployed to find Chekatt, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux told CNews television. French authorities said Chekatt had 27 criminal convictions, receiving the first at age 13. The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist activity online, said the Islamic State group’s Amaq news agency was claiming the gunman as a “soldier” of the group, although IS claims of responsibility have often been considered opportunistic in the past. Security forces, including the elite Raid squad, spent hours searching in the Neudorf neighborhood on Thursday based on “supposition only” that Chekatt could have been hiding in a building nearby two days after the attack, a French police official said. Chekatt grew up in Neudorf. Chekatt allegedly shouted “God is great!” in Arabic and sprayed gunfire from a security zone near the Christmas market Tuesday evening. Authorities said he was wounded during an exchange of fire with security forces and a taxi driver dropped him off in Neudorf after he escaped. So far, five people have been arrested and remanded in custody in connection with the investigation, including Chekatt’s parents and two of his brothers. The Paris prosecutor’s office said the fifth, who was arrested Thursday at an undisclosed location, was a member of Chekatt’s “entourage” but not a family member. France has raised its three-stage threat index to the highest level since the attack and deployed 1,800 additional soldiers across the country to help patrol streets and secure crowded events. Residents of Strasbourg’s Neudorf neighborhood expressed relief. “Everybody’s quite happy that the killer has been finally shot. I think now, the city and life can keep going on in Strasbourg,” resident Pierre Plasse said. The people who died in the attack included a Thai tourist, 45-year-old Anupong Suebsamarn, according to the Thai Foreign Ministry. Five of the wounded were in serious condition, the prefecture of the Strasbourg region said. French President Emmanuel Macron was in Brussels on Thursday for a European Union summit. EU leaders held a minute of silence for the latest victims of a mass shooting in France. Hundreds of people gathered in Strasbourg’s 500-year-old cathedral Thursday evening to mourn and seek comfort. “Evil does not prevail,” Archbishop Luc Ravel said. “And the message of Christmas has not been contradicted but rather confirmed by Tuesday’s dramatic night: Evil and good are both there, but in the end the good will have last word.” Strasbourg’s usually busy streets were eerily empty Thursday morning, with a heavy police and military presence. Some lit candles and brought flowers to a makeshift memorial at the site of the attack. “You can feel a very heavy atmosphere due all these events,” said resident Lucille Romance. “People are in a state of shock and are avoiding getting out of their house.”
14 Dec 18
The Library Time Machine

In December 1983 I went down to Kensington High Street from North Kensington Library. It must have been one of those half days when I finished at one o’clock because it was around lunchtime. I saw from the bus that the former Kensington Town Hall had been partially breached by a wrecking ball and that […]

14 Dec 18
Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the Second Day of Christmas with some guests, music, and not to forget food… My guests today are children’s author and travel writer Darlene Foster, and poet Miriam Hurdle…sharing their most favourite Christmas gift ever… Before we find out more about the second day of Christmas and meet the guests I would like […]

14 Dec 18
Entertaining WE

Image copyright AFPp Theresa May has told EU leaders the withdrawal deal they have negotiated with the UK is “at risk”, if MPs’ concerns cannot be addressed.The PM, who delayed a Commons vote on the deal this week in anticipation of a heavy defeat, said she still believed it “can be passed”.But she urged EU…

14 Dec 18
Entertaining WE

The Islamist radical who brought terror to Christmas shoppers in France was shot dead by police last night. Chérif Chekatt, 29, was killed by officers two days after his gun attack at a market in Strasbourg left three people dead and 12 injured, five seriously. Chérif Chekatt, 29, was shot dead after going on the run…

14 Dec 18
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1550659-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1550659-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1550659-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1550659-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ A hooded police officer holds his gun in Strasbourg, eastern France, Thursday Dec. 13, 2018. A top French official says a man has been killed in a shootout with police in Strasbourg, but he has not been confirmed as the suspected gunman who killed three people near a Christmas market. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias) A French police officer looks at the dead body of a man lying in the doorway of a building after a shootout with police in Strasbourg, eastern France, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. The dead man was suspected of being the gunman who killed three people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the dead man’s identity hasn’t been confirmed yet. But Castaner said the "individual corresponds to the description of the person sought since Tuesday night," 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt. (AP Photo) STRASBOURG, France — The man authorities say killed three people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg died Tuesday in a shootout with police at the end of two-day manhunt, French authorities said. Paris prosecutor’s office, which handles terror cases in France, formally identified the man killed in the eastern French city as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt, a Strasbourg-born man with a long history of convictions for various crimes, including robberies. Chekatt also had been on a watch list of potential extremists. The news came a couple of hours after Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said a man believed to be Chekatt had been gunned down during a police operation in the city’s Neudorf neighborhood. Castaner said the suspect opened fire on police Thursday night when officials tried to arrest him. “The moment they tried to arrest him, he turned around and opened fired. They replied,” Castaner said. A local police official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly, said the man who shot at police was armed with a pistol and a knife. Strasbourg mayor Roland Ries said police acted on a top from a woman. Local police officer Emmanuel Georg told BFM TV station that three police officers patrolling the neighborhood tried to intercept a suspect corresponding to Chekatt’s description as he was about to enter a building. “He opened fired, they responded and managed to shoot him down,” Georg said. A witness to the shootout said he heard shots and rushed to the window to see what was happening. He closed the shutters when he spotted the cornered suspect across the street. “I was very afraid for my children, I told them to go away, and I went to the side,” Cem Akcakaya told The Associated Press. After it was over, he said he saw the man motionless on his back on the pavement, his left arm askew. Chekatt is accused of killing three people and wounding 13 on Tuesday night. Castaner said earlier Thursday that three of the injured had been released from hospital and three others were fighting for their lives. More than 700 officers were deployed to find Chekatt, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux told CNews television. French authorities said Chekatt had 27 criminal convictions, receiving the first at age 13. The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist activity online, said the Islamic State group’s Amaq news agency was claiming the gunman as a “soldier” of the group, although IS claims of responsibility have often been considered opportunistic in the past. Security forces, including the elite Raid squad, spent hours searching in the Neudorf neighborhood on Thursday based on “supposition only” that Chekatt could have been hiding in a building nearby two days after the attack, a French police official said. Chekatt grew up in Neudorf. Chekatt allegedly shouted “God is great!” in Arabic and sprayed gunfire from a security zone near the Christmas market Tuesday evening. Authorities said he was wounded during an exchange of fire with security forces and a taxi driver dropped him off in Neudorf after he escaped. So far, five people have been arrested and remanded in custody in connection with the investigation, including Chekatt’s parents and two of his brothers. The Paris prosecutor’s office said the fifth, who was arrested Thursday at an undisclosed location, was a member of Chekatt’s “entourage” but not a family member. France has raised its three-stage threat index to the highest level since the attack and deployed 1,800 additional soldiers across the country to help patrol streets and secure crowded events. Residents of Strasbourg’s Neudorf neighborhood expressed relief. “Everybody’s quite happy that the killer has been finally shot. I think now, the city and life can keep going on in Strasbourg,” resident Pierre Plasse said. The people who died in the attack included a Thai tourist, 45-year-old Anupong Suebsamarn, according to the Thai Foreign Ministry. Five of the wounded were in serious condition, the prefecture of the Strasbourg region said. French President Emmanuel Macron was in Brussels on Thursday for a European Union summit. EU leaders held a minute of silence for the latest victims of a mass shooting in France. Hundreds of people gathered in Strasbourg’s 500-year-old cathedral Thursday evening to mourn and seek comfort. “Evil does not prevail,” Archbishop Luc Ravel said. “And the message of Christmas has not been contradicted but rather confirmed by Tuesday’s dramatic night: Evil and good are both there, but in the end the good will have last word.” Strasbourg’s usually busy streets were eerily empty Thursday morning, with a heavy police and military presence. Some lit candles and brought flowers to a makeshift memorial at the site of the attack. “You can feel a very heavy atmosphere due all these events,” said resident Lucille Romance. “People are in a state of shock and are avoiding getting out of their house.”
14 Dec 18
News Archives Uk

Scotland and parts of England are being sucked through by snowstorms and freezing rain, making power supply difficult, closing roads and stranding remote communities. The Met Office issued a two-day warning of bad weather before the Flood, which could cover parts of the United Kingdom below eight inches of white material. A separate cautionary note […]

14 Dec 18
ZachNews

Downtown Needles, CA: Come to the Set Free Church of Needles’ Christmas in Santa Fe Park. Come to the Set Free Church of Needles’ Christmas being held at 10:00am PT on Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 in Santa Fe Park at 950 Front Street, between F Street and G Street, in Downtown Needles, California. There will […]

14 Dec 18
Dig For Knowledge Webcasters

The suspect, who is known to security services, escaped after exchanging fire with soldiers and armed police on Tuesday. He is believed to be injured. The shooting happened close to a popular Christmas market near one of the central squares, Place Kléber. France’s counter-terrorism prosecutor has opened an investigation. There were reports on Wednesday morning […]

14 Dec 18
The Province

More people than ever have asked for toys for their children and hampers for their Christmas tables. Last year’s record 1,911 families who registered with the Surrey Christmas Bureau was broken earlier this week. By Wednesday, 1,945 families had asked for help and Werring expects that number to pass 2,000 this weekend.

14 Dec 18
TreasureSeeker

December 14, 2018 So we are probably the only people you know who have already thrown out their Christmas tree. Yep, I bragged about Eliza Jane, then the bitch up and died. I’m not taking the fall for that. I watered her every day, and she drank a ton of water. I gave her 8 […]

14 Dec 18
Another Blog, Meanwhile

I’m flattered that you’re still coming to me for advice about Christmas decorations after learning I used to be a teenaged boy. It’s not what I would do, but, what the heck. I guess the worst that can happen is a family that’s fled some aesthetic catastrophe within the house, huddling together, promising that no, […]

14 Dec 18
Windsor Star

Thirteen years after her little boy died fighting off a sexual predator, Tina White is preparing for her own battle against the child killer. Nine-year-old Brandon “Buzz” Burchell was murdered by his grandmother’s boyfriend on June 25, 2005. Douglas Floyd Lambier, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, will be up for day parole next year. […]