Every veteran has an incredible story. Robert McClintock's started in the 1940s and he is still impacting military families today. "I sat in the cockpit of that thing and cranked it up - oh the sound of that engine - I gave that thing full throttle," said McClintock as he describes his flight time like it happened just last week. "The plane was taking out from under me."Lt. Robert McClintock was drafted in 1941 and ended up a fighter-bomber pilot during World War II. He served his time and then turned his focus to music and his wife Betty. McClintock said for all intensive purposes, he separated from service or so he thought until decades later when he had the chance to get back into the cockpit while living in Alabama."Boy now that is flying - it brought back all these kinds of feelings that I had," said McClintock. "But, there was no yearning to fly."McClintock said he respects current military members so much, that he wanted to still do what he could to show them … [Read more...] about 100-year-old World War II veteran honors local military families during Tampa Bay Lightning game
Kelvin Chan, Ap Business Writer Updated 2:59 am PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 In this photo taken Oct. 21, 2018, Paddy Kelly and his daughter Ailish use Gohenry, one of a wave of digital banking apps for children, in London. A wave of digital pocket money apps that come with prepaid cards are new tools for financial education as money increasingly goes digital, in a shift that’s raising uncertainty about how cashless transactions affect youngsters’ view of money. less In this photo taken Oct. 21, 2018, Paddy Kelly and his daughter Ailish use Gohenry, one of a wave of digital banking apps for children, in London. A wave of digital pocket money apps that come with prepaid ... more Photo: Kelvin Chan, AP In this Oct. 17, 2018 photo, Alex Zivoder, CEO of Gohenry, a digital banking startup aimed at children, holds up a sample of the prepaid debit cards that the app comes with, in London. A wave of … [Read more...] about Pocket money apps aim to help kids in cashless world
By Hamza Junaid Published: November 12, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email In a side that already has likes of Hasan, Amir, Junaid, Shinwari and Ashraf in its arsenal, Shaheen and Abbas are creating havoc for automatic selections when it comes to fast bowling. Pakistan cricket is facing a dilemma at the moment– albeit a good one. There are simply too many decent fast bowling options for the ODI format, but only limited spots remain for grabs for the upcoming 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. It can be argued that Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Abbas are much to blame for making selectors scratch their heads while formulating the pace battery for the upcoming world series. Shaheen was a future prospect that was meant to be kept under the wings for grooming, but who knew he would disobey and take off on his own given the opportunity? An 18-year-old put out there to get some exposure ended up rattling those up the ranks when it came to leading the pace attack for … [Read more...] about Too many options, not enough slots: Which great bowler will make it to the 2019 World Cup squad?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Brian MacQuarrie Globe Staff November 12, 2018 MIDDLEBOROUGH — Sergeant Simeon Nickerson, a shoe-factory worker from Middleborough, crouched in the woods 60 miles east of Paris as German bullets crackled all around Company D of the 101st Infantry Regiment.The day was July 23, 1918, and the company was pinned down in an Allied offensive during World War I, unable to detect the location of the enemy’s machine-gun nest.Nickerson, a 25-year-old orphan raised by a Civil War veteran, knew what to do. He volunteered with two soldiers from Boston to cross an open field and draw fire from the Germans, showing his casualty-depleted unit — many of them brothers, neighbors, and friends from Massachusetts — where to train their rifles. Advertisement The mission was suicide, which Nickerson undoubtedly knew. Only a few dozen heartbeats after entering … [Read more...] about A century later, World War I hero honored
Do you want to be a record breaker? Evidence from Guinness World Records (GWR) suggests the answer is increasingly 'yes'. What was once a niche pursuit for superheroes is now open to everyone -- and Rob Howe, IT director at GWR, helps to manage this process. People from anywhere on the globe can apply online for a record attempt. For those thinking of setting a record, there are key criteria and guidelines; any attempt for example must be measurable and repeatable.Wannabe record breakers need to provide evidence, which usually includes video, photos and witness statements. Howe says public interest in the service has skyrocketed recently."In the past year, we've seen the volume of the data coming in from the public increase from 500MB a month to 4TB," he says. "There's big interest in being a record breaker because it's a badge of honour. We'll get 47,000 applications this year and we have 52,000 records in existence."Public access to record breaking is just one part of a … [Read more...] about Cloud computing is the key to digital transformation at Guinness World Records