Killeen: State Veterans Cemetery hosts Memorial Day observance

Killeen: State Veterans Cemetery hosts Memorial Day observance

On May 30, 1868, General John Logan, a national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, decreed General Order No. 11, which designated the day for the “purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in nearly every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land”. More than a million men and women have paid such a price in service to their country from the Revolutionary War through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Basically just to enjoy the nice weather, but the biggest thing is the memorial walk and remember those who’ve fallen before us and respect them and their families for what they have sacrificed for us“, said Steve Marquardt, Bismarck resident.

Retired U.S. Army major Daniel Valle visited the memorial wall in honor of his cousin Manuel, who died in the Vietnam War due to a landmine.

Other young people taking part in the ceremony included local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Pathfinders; the St. Helena High School Chamber Singers, who performed two songs including the national anthem; and American Legion Boys State representative Jerry Schweiger and Girls State representative Brooke Hollister, who read poems.

DiMaso and a member of Guadagno’s staff, Barbara Horl, whose husband is a veteran and happened to be attending the ceremony, said they did not know the nature of the emergency.

Red poppies have become synonymous with Memorial Day. “Every year we do an oratorical which is where we try to get the students speeches on the constitution-what it means to them”.

With an all-voluntary military, shared sacrifice is largely a thing of the past – even as US troops remain in Afghanistan and Iraq almost 16 years after 9/11. The day we honor our war dead came about 149 years ago this month when a military order came down to place flowers on both Union and Confederate graves at Arlington National Cemetery. This salute was sponsored by the Korean War Veterans, Chapter 51. Almost 200 cemeteries across the country participated in Decoration Day that first year.

“Everyone is more in tune with veterans, more so than when I was in the service”, he said.

“They were heroes, but they were also someone’s child, parent, sibling or friend”, wrote Thompson, who served in Vietnam.

Town Councilwoman Denise Hall, who is the treasurer of the West Hartford Veterans Memorial Fund, announced that the memorial group, as an honor to Van Winkle, would soon be putting in a marker at the Connecticut State Veterans Memorial that alerts visitors to the “sacred ground” at the center of the memorial.

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John Terry gives critics short shrift over Chelsea send off

John Terry gives critics short shrift over Chelsea send off

The stunt was signed off by Sunderland manager David Moyes and revealed to have been Terry’s own idea, but that brought plenty of criticism, with the Chelsea captain facing accusations of reducing the importance of the game and attempting to feed his own ego by making the day all about him. This is amusing to him.

Terry was replaced in the 26th minute of his final Premier League appearance for Chelsea in a pre-planned nod to the shirt he has worn since his first-team breakthrough in 1998.

“I couldn’t care less, I promise you”, he said via the Guardian.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has been named Premier League manager of the year by the League Managers Association at their 25th annual awards dinner on Monday night.

‘Me and them have an unbelievable rapport and have had for 22 years and no-one, whatever you write or someone says or someone’s opinion, can ever get in the way of that.

‘I will not add to the nonsense other than to say that there are far more important things to get angry about these days, and I strongly believe that no other player in the game would have received such a negative and, at times, vitriolic reaction from parts of the media and beyond.

Now John Terry, who is not mad, will ride into the sunset to another club, where he can arrange all sorts of new kinds of ceremonies for himself.

There is no suggestion the substitution was carried out in any way other than to mark Terry’s final appearance for Chelsea or that he or the club have done anything wrong. “I promise you I couldn’t care a less”.

West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City are among the clubs who have already been linked to the defender, who said he would only continue playing because he does not want to have regrets that he gave up too early.

“I’ve done that before with Frank Lampard when he was vice-captain — and Gazza (Cahill) has filled that role superbly too”.

“I don’t want to kind of make a knee-jerk decision and then kind of regret it later”, Terry said.

“Physically, I know I can”.

Manchester Bomber’s Father Says Son Made Regular Visits to Libya

Manchester Bomber’s Father Says Son Made Regular Visits to Libya

Though ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, Abedi’s links to the group, and whether he ever traveled to the terrorists’ territory, are unclear.

Police said relatives of all those killed had been informed and specialist officers were supporting them.

A Whitehall source described the second U.S. leak as “on another level” to the BBC, and said it had caused “disbelief and astonishment” across the British government.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd complained the leaks could cost police “the element of surprise” in their bid to prevent future attacks.

Police issued a strongly worded statement late on Wednesday after the New York Times published photographs of the crime scene where a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert. The UK threat level is at its highest level, meaning another attack may be imminent.

A Muslim community worker, who did not want to be identified, has told the BBC that two people, who knew Abedi at college, made separate calls to a hotline to warn the police about his extremist views.

“If you leak information concerning an ongoing investigation, certainly in the hours after the event, this is something that could be damageable for the ongoing investigation”, said a former Belgian intelligence chief, who also requested anonymity and expressed bemusement at the officials who publicly disclose details of an attack on an ally’s soil.

USA channel ABC News reported that police had found a kind of bomb-making workshop in Abedi’s home and he had apparently stockpiled enough chemicals to make additional bombs.

Mrs May, a former Home Secretary, will use the opportunity of a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels on Thursday to speak with Mr Trump about her concerns, according to a United Kingdom government official with knowledge of her plans. For the families of the victims, the way in which these details have come out are likely to have compounded the pain of attempting to deal with what has happened.

Abedi was first revealed as the attacker on Tuesday by CBS in the USA, prompting United Kingdom police to put out a statement saying speculation was “unhelpful and potentially damaging” to the investigation.

Representative Adam Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, told reporters Wednesday he understands the concern about USA leaks possibly harming the United Kingdom police operation. “This damage is even greater when it involves unauthorized disclosure of potential evidence in the middle of a major counterterrorism investigation”.

British authorities are trying to contain the network they believe is behind the Manchester attack as it emerged that the suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, reportedly spoke to his brother in Libya just 15 minutes before he detonated his explosives.

Monday’s attack on concertgoers leaving an Ariana Grande show at Manchester Arena killed 22 people, many of them children, and injured dozens more. The elder Abedi was also later arrested.

One woman who was earlier taken into custody has been released.

Tiger Woods spends four hours in prison on suspicion of drunk driving

Tiger Woods spends four hours in prison on suspicion of drunk driving

The squishy mass went splat at the blue line – and thankfully nobody anxious about challenging whether it was offside.

In giving his annual state of the NHL address hours before Monday’s Stanley Cup Final opener, commissioner Gary Bettman devoted a sizable portion defending the effectiveness of the league’s controversial coach’s challenge system, which has come under criticism often since its implementation in 2015. A historic second period came after that, with the Pens failing to take a single shot at Rinne before the second break, marking the first period in team playoff history with zero shots on goal and the first time a team has been held to no shots in a Stanley Cup Final period since they started track the statistic in 1957-58.

A primary part of the Penguins’ problem was the overuse of stretch passes. Coach Mike Sullivan called Hagelin a game-time decision.

The Penguins may have wanted to avoid dump-ins because of Rinne’s ability to play the puck, but how they went about doing that will likely merit attention at Tuesday’s practice. They don’t even ask how many. And the Blackhawks have even won three Cups in six years.

Guentzel’s goal and an empty-net tally by Bonino sealed the victory for the Penguins, who will host Game 2 on Wednesday.

On the advantage, Malkin’s one-timer clipped Rinne’s glove before trickling into the net with 4:28 remaining in the period. Momentum flipped with an offside review at 7:13.

P.K. Subban was the first to put a puck in the net in the series, but the Penguins challenged what was first called a goal and it was reversed.

At 15:32, Malkin gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead during a five-on-three power play. The most likely candidate for that is Carl Hagelin by virtue of the fact he was out on the ice for the Penguins’ optional morning skate after most of the players had already headed for the dressing room, which is standard operating practice in the National Hockey League.

Evgeni Malkin and Conor Sheary also scored for the Penguins. If it’s Guentzel, it will be a player who brings the kind of speed and skill to the lineup that the Penguins might need against the Nashville Predators and a player that would be suited far better to this series than to the Eastern Conference final against the grinding Ottawa Senators.

Nashville kept coming. Sissons beat Murray 10:06 into the third and Gaudreau tied it just after a fruitless Pittsburgh power play.

Pittsburgh built a quick 3-0 lead thanks to a fortunate bounce and some quick thinking by Penguins video coordinator Andy Saucier. Bonino threw a backhand, one-handed attempt at Rinne, and it glanced off the goaltender’s stick, off Ekholm and in.

It was fitting then that a coach’s challenge led to the reversal of the series’ first goal early in Game 1, scored by one the NHL’s biggest stars.

You have to wonder how much the Johansen injury will affect a Predators’ offense that already had much less firepower than Pittsburgh.

Let’s think back for a bit. His shot from the top of the slot glided just over Rinne’s left pad. Nashville captain Mike Fisher picked up a secondary assist, his first postseason point.

Among the active players expecting Pittsburgh to win a second straight championship were Gabriel Landeskog, Victor Hedman, Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Alex Wennberg and Nicklas Backstrom, whose Washington Capitals were eliminated by the Penguins in the second round. A deflection on the power play snuck past Murray in the third period. Nashville Predators’ Ryan Ellis, left, celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with Filip Forsberg, right, during the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Monday, May 29, 2017, in Pittsb.

Rays’ Ramirez 1st pitcher since ’84 to start day after save

Rays’ Ramirez 1st pitcher since ’84 to start day after save

Another long game for Tampa Bay, and another win for the resilient Rays. They weren’t all that impressive, though, as he allowed four hits, including a Shin-Soo Choo homer, and three walks.

Texas Rangers’ Joey Gallo gets ready to connect for a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Monday, May 29, 2017. They led 4-1 in the second after Gallo pulled a pitch 430 feet down the right-field line. Longoria has 16 home runs and 57 RBIs in 58 career games against the Twins.

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was finally in the lineup for Texas on Monday night, making his 20th major league season debut. Ramirez had a flawless 15th inning on 12 pitches against the Twins.

Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison hit back-to-back homers in the 15th inning, Steven Souza Jr. drove in the tying run with a single with two outs in the ninth, and the Tampa Bay Rays outlasted the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Sunday in a game that took almost 6 ½ hours.

Beltre had been out all season with a right calf strain, after also having issues with his left calf during spring training.

Gallo, the primary third baseman while Beltre was out, was at first base in place of Mike Napoli (back stiffness) and had a couple of nice defensive plays. 2B Brad Miller (abdominal strain) was among those who hit against him, and his catcher was Wilson Ramos (rehabbing from a torn ACL). (Topkin notes that in addition to Ramirez starting one day after recording a save, the Rays also had three relievers throw more than 30 pitches yesterday.) The Rays, after all, don’t have a lot of room in the rotation thanks to strong starts to the season from Chris Archer, Alex Cobb, Jake Odorizzi, Ramirez and Matt Andriese – each of whom carries an ERA of 3.67 or better.

Norges Bank Takes Position in Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD)

Norges Bank Takes Position in Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD)

With 2.47M avg volume, 1 days are for Ubs Group AG (NYSE:UBS)’s short sellers to cover UBS’s short positions. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $8.79 per share, for a total transaction of $1,952,259.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. LAMPERT EDWARD S also bought $4.17 million worth of Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD) on Wednesday, March 22. During recent trading, shares saw a move of -8.25% hitting a price of $7.78. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Boyle Capital Management L.L.C. now owns 18,446 shares of the company’s stock valued at $211,000 after buying an additional 2,379 shares in the last quarter.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new position in Sears Holdings Corp during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $186,000. Contrarius Inv Mgmt stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD). Sears Holdings Corporation disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director, 10% Owner FAIRHOLME CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L has acquired 286,600 shares of Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) in trading session dated March 27, 2017.

Kingstown Capital Management Lp increased Sears Hldgs Corp (SHLD) stake by 1.92% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Boothbay Fund Management LLC purchased a new stake in Sears Holdings Corp during the fourth quarter worth about $123,000.

Institutional investors now hold around $556 million or 67.1% in SHLD stock.

Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 25th. Looking at stock performance for the past six months, shares are -41.50%. Stock Was Climbing Today” published on May 10, 2017 as well as’s news article titled: “Why Sears Holding Corp. The company has market cap of $945.13 million. The firm had revenue of $4.30 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.05 billion. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 20.3% compared to the same quarter previous year. During the same period a year ago, the firm posted ($1.86) EPS.

Currently, EPS of Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) is -2.15 while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be -3.05 suggesting the company fell short of the analysts’ expectations. More interesting news about Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD) were released by: and their article: “Why Sears Holdings Corp“. By reviewing stock prices from the stock market history of the company and examining its analysts ratings can give an investment picture with updated information of stock which helps investors to make investing decision. Gateway Investment Advisers Limited Liability Com owns 0% invested in Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD) for 24,018 shares.

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If you look at the company’s income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, SHLD earned gross profit of 7.22 Billion, in 2015 5.85 Billion gross profit, while in 2016 Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) produced 4.91 Billion profit. The Company’s segments are Kmart and Sears Domestic.

Furthermore, the retail-store company also expanded Shop Your Way VIP reward program that leads to 50% growth in numbers of VIP members during the quarter.

No. 7 seed Konta out in French Open’s 1st round

No. 7 seed Konta out in French Open’s 1st round

Svitolina hit 25 winners to 16 unforced errors, while Shvedova ended with a positive balance, 18-17. “I had to fight for every point otherwise she would hit a victor or open the court”, said Hsieh, who goes on to face Taylor Townsend of the United States.

Svitolina is coming off the Rome title two weeks ago and is an outside favorite in Paris, where she made it to the quarterfinals two years ago.

Seventh seed Konta is first up on the main showcourt, which tends to be virtually empty for morning matches, against Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei as she bids to improve on her previous pair of first-round exits in Paris.

The 26-year-old said: “I guess it’s a situation that’s slightly unique to me and something that I have experienced over the last two years as I have been playing a lot of tournaments”.

Johanna Konta’s struggles on clay continued as she suffered a hugely disappointing defeat to Hsieh Su-wei in the first round of the French Open.

Given the setting, the result was not all that surprising: Konta has now lost all three matches she has played at the French Open in her career.

The duo exchanged breaks in the third before a second consecutive loss of serve from Konta handed Hsieh an another advantage that she would not relinquish as her opponent failed to convert four more break opportunities in a tense final game.

Jeremy Paxman hits May with brutal Brexit ‘blowhard’ jibe

Jeremy Paxman hits May with brutal Brexit ‘blowhard’ jibe

“I take the view that we can make a success of Brexit”, she said, adding that the referendum had “drawn a line” under the Remain versus Leave debate.

Another member of the audience said he could not vote Labour due to Mr Corbyn’s “ruthless, short-sighted” policies, which include raising corporation tax to 26%, a £10 an hour minimum wage and imposing VAT on private school fees.

The PM said the United Kingdom faces the challenge of an ageing society, adding about her party’s proposals: “It’s about ensuring that nobody is going to have to sell their house to pay for care in their lifetime”.

Ms May was uncomfortable when she was challenged on her history of U-turns, on everything from calling an early election to a manifesto commitment on social care for older people.

“What the people in Brussels look at is the record I had negotiating with them…and delivering for this country on a number of issues on justice and home affairs which people said we were never going to get”, Ms May replied, citing her record as interior minister between 2010 and 2016.

The Labour leader said he had been seeking a “dialogue” in the 1970s and 1980s and that he had marked a minute’s silence “for everyone who died in Northern Ireland”.

He escaped mostly unscathed, most notably when Mr Paxman asked him why his longstanding wish to abolish the monarchy was not in the Labour manifesto.

In the spin battle following the televised interviews, Mr Farron said: “Theresa May has had a auto crash interview”.

The renewal of Trident was “a conference decision by the Labour Party and as the leader of the party I accept the democracy of our party”, the leader added.

He said: “We have to cut off the funds for IS, cut off the arms for IS, cut off their publicity as well, but also bring about a peace process in Syria by reconvening the Geneva talks, including all the neighbouring countries as well as Iran, but also bring about a constructive dialogue in Libya, so we don’t have huge areas of that country, with all its oil wealth, ungoverned and a prey for this kind of thing”.

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said the SNP “is desperate for a second referendum and will do anything to get it, even putting Jeremy Corbyn in No 10”.

“We will make sure there is a deal”.

“It’s not just about the numbers of police – people often focus on the numbers of police”.

Martin responded: “I appreciate you are protecting the budgets, but we still need the staff to carry out the role of the police officer of keeping the public safe”.

Mrs May was asked about the Tories’ planned reforms to the way social care is funded, with a man in the audience describing the changes as a “dementia tax”.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she was ready to walk away from Brexit negotiations without a deal with the European Union if the agreement wasn’t good enough. “In negotiations you have to recognise that you’re not in there to get a deal at any price”.

Pressed further by Paxman if that means she would be ready to cut short the lingering talks and part with the European Union without any agreement, the prime minister reiterated that the United Kingdom “will be there to negotiate the right deal but…”

Mr Paxman told her: “What one’s bound to say is that if I was sitting in Brussels and I was looking at you as the person I had to negotiate with, I’d think “she’s a blowhard who collapses at the first sign of gunfire”.

Paddington 2 gets first trailer

Paddington 2 gets first trailer

The new trailer shows the marmalade-sandwich-munching bear, voiced by Ben Whishaw, return with the original cast of Peter Capaldi, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Bonneville.

This new adventure sees Paddington, a popular figure in the community after settling in with his adoptive family the Browns, face trouble when a very special pop-up book purchased for his aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday suddenly goes missing. Grant, who plays “a vain, charming acting legend whose star has fallen somewhat in recent years”, is later glimpsed.

Some details in the teaser hint that Paddington will also work as cook and circus performer. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief…

Get ready for Paddington 2, in theaters early 2018. Heyday Films and StudioCanal are teaming up for “Paddington 2“, with David Heyman producing.

Serving as the follow-up to the 2014 family smash hit, Paddington 2 looks set to continue bear hijinks as the beloved character tackles the toughest challenge of all – window cleaning. Paul King returns to helm the film from a script he co-wrote with Simon Farnaby.

However, things have moved on from when he first turned up on the doorstep of the Browns’ family home in London. The film was released in late 2014 and earned almost $270 million worldwide.