A SAILOR marching during a parade at yesterday’s Royal Wedding was caught on camera severely out of step with his comrades. The red faced Royal Navy man seemed to get flustered during the march and seemed to hop a couple of times to try and get back in time. Eagle eyed viewers took to social media to point out the bizarre moment in what was otherwise a well-oiled military operation. Soldier Shane Rogers posted a video of the sailor as he marched through Windsor carrying a rifle complete with bayonet. He can be seen to almost come to a complete stop during the procession before taking a juddering hop forward. With a pained expression on his face he can be seen wildly out of time with his fellow seamen. The clip titled simply “What did I just watch!” has been viewed more than 300,000 times. Viewer Lauren Wardle commented: “Oh ffs, get in time and stop tick tocking. Someone please escort this man to the back of the squad please.” Terry Cyclemaniac said … [Read more...] about Royal Wedding TV viewers catch sailor marching horribly out of step during the procession
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByMichael Tackett and Rachel Shorey May 20, 2018 WASHINGTON — The pace of new voter registrations among young people in crucial states is accelerating, a signal that school shootings this year — and the anger and political organizing in their wake — may prove to be more than ephemeral displays of activism. They could even help shape the outcome of the midterm elections. If voters in their teens and 20s vote in greater numbers than usual, as many promised during nationwide marches for gun control this spring, the groundswell could affect close races in key states like Arizona and Florida, where there will be competitive races for governor, the Senate and a number of House districts in November. The deadly shooting on Friday at Santa Fe High School in Texas will probably add urgency to the efforts. Hours … [Read more...] about Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The euro zone’s current account surplus with the rest of the world narrowed a touch in April, despite a small rise in the trade surplus, adjusted data from the European Central Bank showed on Friday. The bloc of 19 countries using the euro recorded a working day and seasonally adjusted surplus of 32.0 billion euros (28 billion pounds) in March, down from 36.8 billion euros a month before. Still, the surplus over the past 12 months increased to 3.6 percent of the bloc’s gross domestic product from 3.5 percent a year earlier. Based on unadjusted data, the current account surplus widened to 40.6 billion euros in March from 24.2 billion euros in February. (Reporting by Balazs Koranyi; Editing by Hugh Lawson) … [Read more...] about Euro zone current account surplus narrows in March
VIRGINIA BEACHWhen students walked out of their classrooms on March 14 to draw awareness to gun violence at public schools, Aidan Jackson, 15, participated. Carrying a sign he made himself, Jackson joined his Ocean Lakes High School peers outside.But as Jackson held his sign up – the words “gun control is not the answer” painted on it – some of his classmates responded with anger.One approached him, took his sign and began tearing it apart, he said.“Everyone who saw it happen applauded,” Jackson said.The student’s action made Jackson feel alienated. That’s when he began to plan his own event.Starting at noon this Saturday at Mount Trashmore, Jackson will lead the local “March for Our Guns.” Like the nationwide “March for Our Lives” events led by high school students in March, the conversation will center around gun control.But at Jackson’s march, where he expects about 100 participants, speakers will instead … [Read more...] about Virginia Beach teen to lead local “March for Our Guns” at Mount Trashmore this weekend
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper had just cheered the packed block of red-clad teachers by urging his Republican rivals running North Carolina's legislature to pay more for public school upgrades and teacher salaries."What are you prepared to do?" the woman in the red "RESPECT public education" T-shirt shouted into the microphone Wednesday afternoon."Whatever it takes!" thousands of educators shouted back.Now Cooper and legislators who opened their annual work session on Wednesday are waiting to see what happens after an estimated 19,000 people marched through the capital city, according to the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, which drew from aerial photos.Their main demand is that the General Assembly, where Republicans hold majorities large enough to override any Cooper veto of their legislation, stop tax cuts on upper-income households and corporations due in January, and to channel more spending into public education. Legislative leaders have promised an average 6 … [Read more...] about Thousands of North Carolina teachers marched. Now what?