AHEAD of the anticipated Christmas message from the Queen today, an image has been released of her sat at her desk ready to address the nation. Surrounded by grand items such as a golden piano, ornate fireplace and lavish carpet, the monarch also has six family photographs. They show her husband, father, children and grandchildren, kept close by as she gave her annual festive message, recorded in Buckingham Palace's white drawing room. This new image gives more of an insight into the Queen's key moments of the year, as a picture made public yesterday only showed one framed photo. She filmed the broadcast two weeks ago and is expected to address many of the royal marriages and births this year as well as the political divisions. In 1932, King George V gave the speech as a radio broadcast, with Queen Elizabeth II continuing the tradition, delivering the speech every year since 1952 – apart from in 1969. 1. Ivory silk cocktail dress The Queen is wearing an Angela Kelly ivory … [Read more...] about Queens shows off her family photos in Christmas address with Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton given pride of place
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Kevin Cullen Globe Columnist November 29, 2018 Eric Emond was sitting at a table in a small room at Florian Hall in Dorchester that night eight years ago when Dan Magoon pulled out a napkin.A bunch of Boston cops and firefighters who had served in the military, and some like Emond who were still serving, had gathered at the Boston firefighters hall on Hallet Street to kick around some ideas.They had made it back from war, but a lot of their friends had not. There were some parents of the fallen in the group, and it got emotional and voices cracked. But there was a steely resolve in that room, too, and they made progress, with Magoon jotting down on the napkin ideas about building a memorial to those from Massachusetts lost to war since 9/11. He scribbled a prospective logo. They talked about how to raise money, selling T-shirts, holding a dinner. Advertisement … [Read more...] about Eric Emond served his country and Gold Star families. Now his is a Gold Star family.
LAS VEGAS – After Spencer Haywood conquered immense odds to earn a spot on America’s 1968 Olympic basketball team, word out got out he was from Trinidad.How, he was asked, did he emigrate from the tiny island nation in the Caribbean?“Um, no,” Haywood said. “I’m from Trinidad, Colorado,”His response inspired a new question.“Where the hell is Trinidad, Colorado?”On Oct. 25, 1968 – 50 years ago Thursday – Haywood placed Trinidad on the basketball map when he led an American team depleted by protest and bizarre coaching decisions to world supremacy, lengthening a 32-year American gold medal run dating back to the 1936 games.Lew Alcindor (later known as Kareem-Abdul Jabbar), Elvin Hayes and Wes Unseld declined to play for the U.S., and Pete Maravich, Calvin Murphy and Dan Issel were cut from the team. All six are members of the Basketball Hall of Fame.As Haywood stood with his teammates at the medal ceremony, he wept. His … [Read more...] about David Ramsey: 50 years ago, Trinidad’s Spencer Haywood carried America to Olympic basketball gold
By planes, train and automobiles, presidential candidate Sen. Robert F. Kennedy crossed Nebraska several times in March, April and May 1968.The Democratic candidate from New York launched his Nebraska campaign at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with a crush of 15,000 people inside and outside the Coliseum. The tumultuous reception was reminiscent of The Beatles, wrote World-Herald political writer Larry Wilson.Among those welcoming Kennedy at the Lincoln airport were state campaign co-chairmen James Green of Omaha and Hans Jensen of Aurora. Missing was Democratic Gov. Frank Morrison, who supported President Lyndon Johnson's re-election. Mary Kay Green of Lee's Summit, Missouri, then a 26-year-old campaign volunteer, said her father was never so excited politically as working on Kennedy's campaign."He told me, 'If it kills me, I don't care. I'm using all my political acumen to help this man be our next president,'" Green said.James Green died of a heart attack in June … [Read more...] about Traffic jams, boos and crowds of thousands: Robert Kennedy’s 1968 campaign in Nebraska
News / UK and world by Press Association April 21, 2018, 1:38 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Army personnel have praised Prince Harry for changing lives ahead of this year’s Invictus Games in Sydney. The royal was attending a reception at Australia House in central London with bride-to-be Meghan Markle, and was welcomed by Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy. Gareth Paterson, from Newcastle, who is leaving the army after 24 years’ service, said of the prince: “You can’t really fault the guy, he puts in so much effort. “He genuinely cares about everyone he meets and remembers who people are. “He doesn’t do it for the media like some celebrities, he really cares about people’s stories.” Mr Paterson, who suffers from an autoimmune disease which fuses the spine, competed at the Orlando and Toronto Invictus Games, winning three gold medals in … [Read more...] about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend Invictus Games reception