Published 3:05 am PDT, Thursday, April 11, 2019 ADVANCE FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 11, AT 3:01 A.M. PT AND THEREAFTER - In this July 28, 2018, photo, a Cal Fire firefighter creates a back burn on Cloverdale Road near Redding, Calif., during the Carr Fire. With nearly 40 million people living in California and development spreading into once-wild regions, some of the state's best tools toward preventing wildfires can't be widely used. Still, there is growing agreement that the state must step up its use of forest management through prescribed burns and vegetation removal in an attempt to lessen the impact of wildfires. (Hector Amezcua/The Sacramento Bee via AP) less ADVANCE FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 11, AT 3:01 A.M. PT AND THEREAFTER - In this July 28, 2018, photo, a Cal Fire firefighter creates a back burn on Cloverdale Road near Redding, Calif., during the Carr Fire. With ... more Photo: Hector Amezcua, AP … [Read more...] about California fire risk shows urgent need for prevention work
Opinion David Ellesmere, leader of Ipswich Borough Council. Picture: IPSWICH BOROUGH COUNCIL Archant In his latest column, Ipswich Borough Council leader DAVID ELLESMERE pays tribute to those who died in the First World War - but says that today, we must still strive to do more to support servicemen and women from all conflicts. Today hundreds of thousands of people across the country stopped to remember the dead of all wars.The fact that Remembrance Day this year was also the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War made the ceremonies particularly poignant.This war still haunts the national consciousness - the scale of the mechanised slaughter and the effect on all aspects of life on the home front, nothing like this had ever been seen before.Most villages in Britain, however small, have names of soldiers from the First World Ward on a memorial.St Mary at Stoke, where I attended a service to dedicate a new memorial to the fallen, lost 88 men in the war. This … [Read more...] about We must do better to show our gratitude to our brave servicemen and women
David Goricki The Detroit News Published 11:15 PM EST Nov 9, 2018 Belleville — No. 4 Belleville earned its first regional championship Friday night with a 13-10 comeback win over No. 14 West Bloomfield in cold, wet conditions. First, Belleville (12-0) made a big, fourth-down stop when West Bloomfield junior Cornell Wheeler, a Michigan commit, was stopped short of the Belleville 19 on fourth and inches with 8 minutes left. “I know it was a nice jam so we were crossing face and tried to get some penetration, but I think it might have been (Boston College-bound linebacker Marvin) Ham, Ham or (Akron-bound defensive tackle Jalen) Bell because Bell made a lot of plays tonight," Belleville coach Jermain Crowell said. “We knew we wanted to put it in our seniors’ hands. I told them we’re not about to sit back. We’re going to cover these guys because I don’t think people normally get in their face and cover them. I thought that our defensive line … [Read more...] about Belleville shows drive to succeed, beats West Bloomfield with late TD
EVERY year, Londoners witness a spectacular parade to mark the appointment of a new Lord Mayor. The Lord Mayor’s show dates back to the 16th century – but just what is it all about and when does this year’s procession take place? What is the Lord Mayor’s show? The Lord Mayor’s show is an annual celebration that takes place in the City of London and celebrates the appointment of a new Lord Mayor. The festivities date back 800 years, when King John was persuaded to let the City of London elect its own mayor. This was approved on the condition that the new mayor would travel from the City to Westminster to swear his loyalty to the Crown. When will it take place and what is the route? The Lord Mayor’s show will begin at 11am on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The procession makes its way down a three-mile route from Bank and Aldwych. Nowadays it fuses modern and traditional elements, and features around 7,000 people, 200 horses and around 150 floats. There … [Read more...] about When is the Lord Mayor’s show, will there be any road closures and who is Charles Bowman?
By Christoph Steitz, Edward Taylor and Tom Käckenhoff FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A fresh hit to Thyssenkrupp <TKAG.DE> shares has driven down the group's enterprise value, raising the chances of a full takeover bid, two people familiar with the matter said, a move that could derail a plan to split the group in two. The German conglomerate cut its profit forecast late on Thursday, sending its shares tumbling 12.2 percent to 16.7 euros apiece on Friday, their biggest intraday fall since June 2016. The group's enterprise value, a key gauge for potential suitors, fell to 14.3 billion euros ($16 billion), according to Refinitiv data. That is below the standalone value of its elevators division - of around 15 billion euros, according to analysts - the most valuable part of the group, which had appeared untouched by issues afflicting other units. "The value of the group is reaching a level that could expose it to interest from private equity consortia," one of the sources said. "This … [Read more...] about Profit warning exposes takeover risk for Thyssenkrupp