There is plenty to celebrate at Care for Veterans over the festive period, as its annual Christmas Bazaar smashed last year’s fundraising total. Hundreds of visitors browsed the attractions and stall last Saturday (December 5), raising more than £5,000 for the Worthing-based charity. There was mulled wine and mince pies to enjoy while listening to carols sung by the Care for Veterans choir.Children won lots of prizes on the toy tombola, visited Santa in his grotto, and soldiers from the 12th Regiment Royal Artillery helped to sell real Christmas trees.Elizabeth Baxter, head of fundraising, said: “The money raised will go to fund vital care and rehabilitation therapies for our veterans, for example physiotherapy to help keep them as mobile and independent as possible. “This incredible amount of money will be very well spent on those in our care this festive season, and we send our gratitude to all who made his possible.“Our heartfelt thanks go to all who … [Read more...] about Worthing charity Care for Veterans beats fundraising total at annual Christmas bazaar
Yuletide carols being sung by a fire
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who died Sept. 3, is remembered for his disarming warmth and humor, breadth of knowledge about the law, and insistence that there is life outside the office. Few knew him better than the legions of clerks who toiled with and learned from him. Indeed, the sheer number who attended his funeral testifies to how highly he was regarded. Here, four former clerks from the decades of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s write about their own particular memories of the late chief justice.Craig BradleyI first met William Rehnquist in the winter of 1970-71. I was a newly minted member of the honor graduate program in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Justice Department. Rehnquist was the assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel. He was also the director of the College Visitation Program, a Justice Department program to send officials to college campuses to show that real people worked in the Nixon Justice Department. I had volunteered to … [Read more...] about Hail to the Chief
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Twitter/White House Associated Press reporter Matt Lee traveled with US Secretary of State to his secret trip to North Korea this week. He also accompanied former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on her historic summit to the Hermit Kingdom in 2000. Lee describes what it was like on the ground in Pyongyang with Pompeo. WASHINGTON (AP) — It began with quiet words from State Department officials: Apply for a new passport immediately. You may soon be going to a country for which ordinary US passports are not valid for travel. Vague as it was, the instruction to two reporters last Friday left little doubt about our mystery destination: North Korea. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had visited the capital, Pyongyang, in complete secrecy while he was still CIA chief in early April to set the stage for an unprecedented summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim … [Read more...] about What it was like traveling with Pompeo on his secret trip to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un
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In what’s bound to be a growing trend, some law firms are sending out holiday messages by email in lieu of wishing clients and friends traditional season’s greetings on heavy embossed cardstock.Among this year’s offerings is an edgy animated e-card from Manatt Phelps & Phillips, sung to the tune of “Carol of the Bells,” but featuring alternative lyrics evocative of the mixed blessing that holiday events represent to a number of busy attorneys. Citing deadlines, pending deals, reports and fires that must be put out, the increasingly frenetic song notes that attendance, dressed to impress, is required at an apparent law firm party.It’s sure to feature “very very very wary small talk” and “very very very scary dance moves,” the song recounts, as the singer also points out a need to avoid the punch, having missed lunch. Those who didn’t receive an e-card from the law firm can take a look at Manatt’s effort on … [Read more...] about ‘Tis the Season for Lawyerly E-Cards; Manatt’s Puts Edgy New Twist on Traditional Holiday Tune