MOUNT PLEASANT, IOWA – MARCH 15: Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke talks with voters during his second day of campaigning for the 2020 nomination at Central Park Coffee Company March 15, 2019 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. After losing a long-shot race for U.S. Senate to Ted Cruz (R-TX), the 46-year-old O’Rourke is making his first campaign swing through Iowa after jumping into a crowded Democratic field this week. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MUSCATINE, IOWA – MARCH 14: Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke poses for a selfie with a supporter during his first day of campaigning for the 2020 nomination at the home of Randy Naber March 14, 2019 in Muscatine, Iowa. After losing a long-shot race for U.S. Senate to Ted Cruz (R-TX), the 46-year-old O’Rourke announced his bid for the presidency on a video message earlier in the day. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MUSCATAINE, IOWA – MARCH 14: Envelopes … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke’s secret membership in America’s oldest hacking group
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The candidates for seats on the Stevenson High School District 125 board all acknowledge students are under great pressure to perform academically -- and they have different ideas about what should be done to alleviate it. Five people are competing for four seats with 4-year terms in the April 2 election: incumbents Heena Agrawal, Terry Moons, Amy Neault and David Weisberg, and newcomer Manish "Bobby" Tuli. They spoke about student stress and other issues in a group interview with the Daily Herald.Based in Lincolnshire, Stevenson consistently is ranked among the best public high schools in the state and nation. It's won the national Blue Ribbon Award four times and was Illinois' top-ranked open-enrollment public high school on U.S. News and World Report's prestigious 2018 list, among other accolades.Ninety-six percent of the Class of 2018 went on to college. Some of the candidates likened Stevenson to a college preparatory school.Weisberg said student stress is one of his top … [Read more...] about Stevenson board candidates differ on how to help students deal with stress
PUBLISHED: 08:00 02 February 2019 Judy Rimmer The Elveden Classic Car show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Remember when cars seemed to be part of the family, and even had nicknames? Here are memories from around the area of the vehicles our mums, dads and grandparents drove when we were young. This classic Morris Minor 1000 was bought for Jessica Whyte by her late dad, on the left in the photo on the day they bought it Picture: JESSICA WHYTERob Hadgraft of Colchester writes: “My dad, Bob Hadgraft, Ipswich born and bred, learned to drive in the Army. When he returned to his home-town after National Service in the early 1950s he met the Colchester girl who would be my mum, and after they married invested in their first family car – a tiny Austin Ruby 7, shiny black and built in 1936.“It was small and tough, like a little terrier, but to get it going you needed to turn a starting-handle inserted into a small hole between radiator and … [Read more...] about Driving down memory lane in our old family cars
DISTURBING footage of the hi-vis wearing gunman who killed a dad on the school run has been released by police. The man was caught on CCTV sprinting away after terrified school children watched in horror as Jim Donegan, 43, was brutally murdered by the mystery attacker in Belfast on Tuesday. Police Service of Northern Ireland said that the man walked past children pouring out of their school gates and fired eight times at Mr Donegan, who was sitting in his Porsche waiting for his son. Emergency services rushed to the scene on the Glen Road in West Belfast after the horror incident at around 3.15pm on Tuesday. Police believe that that the gun was hidden inside the man's bag, who is thought to be in his 40s, wearing a high vis vest with the words 'Security' on the back. Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery said: "It is utter madness as any one of these bullets could have ricocheted and having been at the scene I cannot emphasise enough that it is sheer luck I am not … [Read more...] about Chilling CCTV shows gunman running away after shooting dad dead as he waited to pick up his son, 13, from Belfast school
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Hua Qu is fighting to save her husband — one of at least seven U.S. captives being used as pawns in a nearly 40-year secret history of hostage taking. Hua Qu and her son, Shaofan. Credit Adam Ferguson for The New York Times Supported by ByLaura Secor July 10, 2018 Xiyue Wang could easily never have gone to Iran. He was a graduate student at Princeton, researching similarities across regional governments in 19th-century inner Asia. His work touched on neither the United States’ Iran policy nor any Iranian political reality less than a hundred years old. He initially planned to use the archives in Turkmenistan, but Turkmenistan denied him a visa. He wasn’t looking for an adventure — he had a 2-year-old son and a wife who had only just arrived in the United States from China. Compared with Turkmenistan, Iran was an open book, and compared with Afghanistan, which he also … [Read more...] about Her Husband Was a Princeton Graduate Student. Then He Was Taken Prisoner in Iran.