PUBLISHED: 15:55 09 May 2019 Liz Coates Charles Reynolds' council seat was left vacant after he died in October. His friend Geoff Freeman has honoured his dying wish by taking up the reins Picture: James Bass Archant In all his years representing his local community at parish level Geoff Freeman only occasionally thought of taking up a seat at Great Yarmouth's town hall. Geoff Freeman pictured when he was standing down as chairman of Ormesby with Scratby Parish Council after 17 years. Pictured outside All Saints Parish Hall in Scratby,one of his proudest achievements was getting the hall built. Picture: James BassBut when Charles Reynolds summoned him to his bedside in the last week of his life asking him to stand in his ward after he died there was no going back.Former lifeboatman Mr Freeman, 71, will take his seat among 39 others in the council chamber on Thursday after polling enough votes to win in Ormesby, served by Mr Reynolds for more than 30 … [Read more...] about ‘We did it Charles’
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Ty Burr Globe Staff March 07, 2019 Who knew when I wrote a column last week about my experiences cutting the cable TV cord, that it would resonate with so many readers?Well, you did — you posted hundreds of comments and sent nearly as many e-mails, some setting me straight, some asking for more information, and many telling your own tales of rewiring your homes and information/entertainment grids, for better and worse.What’s striking, at first, is the demographic cohesion of the respondents: Almost everyone weighing in is in my cohort of 50-something to 70-something (and up) baby boomers. It makes sense, though. A lot of our kids/grandkids don’t need this info, either because they’re already off the drip-feed of Xfinity/RCN/Verizon/What Have You or because they don’t need help figuring out how to do it. (Their kids are just watching … [Read more...] about Thinking about cord-cutting II: I did it — and I’ve found out even more
Ryan Poston, 29, a successful young attorney, was gunned down in his own home on Oct. 12, 2012. The shooter: his on-again, off-again girlfriend, a beautiful, young graduate student named Shayna Hubers. She says it was self-defense. Police say it was something else. What is certain is Hubers, 21, shot Poston six times. She admitted she shot him the moment she dialed 911. But what led to the shooting, however, is where the story takes unexpected turns. After the incident, Hubers was taken to police headquarters and read her rights. There, she told police she wanted a lawyer but then, unexpectedly, began talking on and off for more than two-and-half-hours with a police camera rolling: Hubers also danced, sang and snapped her fingers humming, "I did it! Yes, I did it." She even worried about her future marriage prospects. … [Read more...] about In bizarre police video, murder suspect sings “I did it! Yes, I did it.”
By Kamil Khan Published: November 14, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Some of the Pakhtun stereotypes prevalent in Pakistan are that of illiteracy and religious extremism. ILLUSTRATION: JAMAL KHURSHID/EXPRESS TRIBUNE I recently moved to the United States for my graduate studies. At the Denver International Airport, a large poster of Malala Yousafzai welcomed me. I wished this would not be the only time I felt at home, but I remained sceptical. Only recently had I read a news article about the increase in race and religion-based violence in America. I decided to reserve my judgement for later. Inadvertently though, this brought back memories of another relocation I experienced three years ago. On June 10, 2015, a week before I graduated from the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIK), I received a job offer from a renowned fertiliser manufacturing company. I was ecstatic. But a quick Google search revealed that the location, Rahimyar Khan, was exactly 1,000 kilometres away from … [Read more...] about “They hired a Pathan?! I thought it was for smart people”: Pakhtun stereotyping is not ‘just jokes’
IF you've ever wanted to see a meteor shower, you're in luck – a shooting star display is imminent. The Leonid Meteor Shower hits Earth every November and the celestial event has returned once again. Here's everything you need to know about it... What is the Leonid Meteor Shower? The Leonid Meteor Shower is one of six significant annual meteor showers. A meteor shower occurs when many meteoroids (rocks in space) fall towards the Earth after breaking off a comet - a small, icy object in the Solar System which orbits the sun in an irregular fashion, unlike the Earth's circular orbit. This particular celestial event is called the Leonids because it appears to come from the Leo star constellation. It occurs when the Earth passes through debris which has broken away from the comet Tempel-Tuttle - which has a whopping 33-year orbit around the sun. The best way to watch a meteor shower and spot shooting stars When the Earth passes through the debris, it falls towards our … [Read more...] about When does the Leonid Meteor Shower peak in 2018 and where can I see it in the UK?