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  • Wal-Mart fliers shouldn't have carried Northbrook seal (not authorized by the village)

    10/25/2013 3:33:40 PM PDT · by Libloather
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/24/13 | Alexandra Chachkevitch
    Local officials say fliers with the picture of the Northbrook sign circulated recently to garner support for the controversial Wal-Mart project were not authorized by the village. The material sent to some residents over the last week, sparked questions from some people. "It does create confusion," Steven Elrod, the village's attorney, said at a Oct. 23 plan commission meeting. "Village of Northbrook is not responsible nor … does it endorse this particular piece of literature."

    05/26/2013 8:05:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Yes Weekly ^ | 5/22/13 | Alex Ashe
    If these aren’t the end times, I fear what those might look like. The country’s pioneering alt-weekly, New York City’s Village Voice, has experienced sharp decreases in ad revenue, circulation and staff in recent years. As the paper continues efforts to keep its head above water, a turnoverfilled May has perhaps sounded the paper’s figurative demise, suggesting that its literal end may come sooner than later. On May 9, the Voice’s parent company, Voice Media Group, informed editors of its plan to restructure the paper, which involved further staff cuts. Upon hearing the plans, Editor in Chief Will Bourne and...
  • Waterloo Teen Arrested for Throwing Snowball (yes, a SNOWBALL)

    01/26/2012 7:52:07 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 80 replies
    WATERLOO, NY--the Waterloo Police Department reports the warrant arrest of Christopher G. Ludwig, 17 of 79 Stark Street Waterloo, NY for Harassment in the second degree and for a violation of the Village of Waterloo Municipal Code. The arrest is a result of a complaint where it is alleged that Ludwig did throw a snow ball, striking another person which did cause pain and redness to the victim’s leg. Ludwig was arraigned in the Waterloo Village Court and released on his own recognizance to reappear on a later date.
  • Race debate over Silicon Valley documentary heats up on Twitter

    10/28/2011 5:19:42 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2011 | Emi Kolawole
    Race debate over Silicon Valley documentary heats up on Twitter By Emi Kolawole “For whatever reason, African Americans tend to be consumers of technology and not really creators of technology,” said Angela Benton, founder of Cued, which she has since put on hold, and founder of the NewME Accelerator program at the center of the documentary. ... “So, how many black, female programmers do you know,” O’Brien asks PencilYou.In founder Tiffani Bell. “So, before I went to Howard [University], I would say none.” “Some of these founders show up in a hoodie,” said Uzamere, “We don’t have that luxury to...
  • Vancouver taxpayers on hook for $1-billion as most Olympic Village units unsold !

    09/08/2010 7:43:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Province ^ | 09/08/2010 | Damian Inwood and Kent Spencer
    Sixty-six per cent of Vancouver’s pricey Olympic Village condos remain unsold — a total of 483 units at the massive False Creek development that served as athletes’ housing during the two-week 2010 Games. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, whose city remains on the hook for more than $1.03 billion of the cost of the project, predicts it will take a “full two-year term” to sell the remaining units. “There is some concern we’re going into another [economic] dip,” Robertson said last week. “[But] I have full confidence in the developer and the marketing taking place. “I hope the market kicks in...
  • We Don't Need Men But It Takes a Village

    08/14/2010 8:51:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 8/12/2010 | Matthew Archibold
    I'm always amazed at the liberal mind's ability to hold mutually exclusive thoughts. I've long ago discovered that consistency isn't the hallmark of the liberal mind; it's emotion. I was reminded of this yesterday when Jennifer Aniston was quoted as saying that women don't need men anymore. “Women are realizing more and more that you don’t have to settle, they don’t have to fiddle with a man to have that child,” said Aniston. “They are realizing if it’s that time in their life and they want this part they can do it with or without that.” I don't mean to...
  • 8 die as Muslims strike Christian village in Nigeria

    07/17/2010 9:43:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/10 | AFP
    JOS, Nigeria (AFP) – Muslims attacked a Christian village in central Nigeria on Saturday, killing eight and burning seven houses as well as a church in a fresh outbreak of religious violence, an army spokesman said. ... An AFP correspondent saw the bodies, as well as the burnt houses and church in Mazzah village, near the city of Jos, where religious clashes have occurred a number of times in recent months.
  • A Man Who Took Life's Business Lemons and Made His Own Business Lemonade

    07/16/2010 11:40:03 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 4 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Published July 16, 2010 by: | Alice Winters
    After getting frustrated out of the lemons his problems gave him, David Miller made his own corporate lemonade. Due to the frustration of always having to call technical support to solve his own frequent hardware problems, he started taking the initiative to educate himself.
  • Aid delivered to remote farming village

    06/12/2010 2:10:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 193+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Daniel Schneider, USA
    BAGHDAD – Despite the stifling heat, Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and the Iraqi Army teamed up to bring a little relief to a remote, impoverished farming community here, June 4. Spc. John Laursen, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, hands out water during a joint U.S.-Iraqi humanitarian aid mission to the Bashariyah district near Yusifiyah, Iraq, June 4, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel Schneider.The Iraqi Soldiers took the lead on a humanitarian aid drop to the rural Bashariyah district, a community near the town of Yusifiyah.  Iraqi...
  • German village sells holes in road

    03/03/2010 6:38:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 353+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/3/10 | AFP
    BERLIN (AFP) – A cash-strapped village in eastern Germany has put its many potholes up for sale in a novel effort to finance the repair of its crumbling roads, the mayor said on Wednesday. People can buy a hole in Niederzimmern near Leipzig for 50 euros (68 dollars). In return the authorities will repair it -- and put a personal message on top, Christoph Schmidt-Rose told local radio station MDR. "It's about using a funny idea to find people prepared to help us sort out our roads" who can then "sort of feel like they own the hole in the...
  • Project improves mobility in Iraqi village

    11/05/2009 4:32:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 139+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Justin Naylor, USA
    FOB WARRIOR — Driving from one end of Bidawa village in Kirkuk province to the other used to be a challenge, but thanks to the addition of two new road culverts, the trip is now much easier. After nearly 70 days of construction, these new road culverts are ready for use. The concrete culverts span over a 50-meter waterbed, linking one side of the road to another. Water flows easier now underneath the culverts between irrigation canals that have increased water flow to local farmers’ crops. "Building these two road culverts will greatly increase the transportation infrastructure of the village,"...
  • Residents return to Village after 3 years

    08/17/2009 5:59:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 282+ views
    DIYALA — The small Diyala province village of Jiaffra was once a stronghold for insurgent groups, causing village residents to flee for their safety. After three years of displacement, 16 families returned home to a celebration marked with music and dancing, Aug. 15. During the celebration, residents thanked Iraqi and U.S. forces for their help in bringing safety back to the area. Though there are still struggles in the village for some basic needs, Iraqi government officials promised during the celebration to immediately bring the villagers water and work on providing other necessities as soon as possible. “What a great...
  • Marines Prepare for War in an Afghan Village in North Carolina

    04/27/2009 10:20:21 AM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 8 replies · 621+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | April 27, 2009 | Matt Sanchez
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Afghan guards armed with AK-47s keep watch just outside as a village elder sits in a room with no electricity and tells a U.S. Marine: “The Taliban are recruiting young unemployed men to plant IEDs and fight the American military.” Cpl. Adam King sits down, sips some tea and listens attentively. What he says and what he hears could save the lives of his Marines. This is the scene in Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina, where the 2nd Battalion 8th Marines — known as the 2/8 — have built a simulated Afghan village to prepare American...
  • Iraqi Medical Team Treats Small Village

    04/27/2009 4:36:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 349+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Christopher Bruce, USA
    DIYALA — More than 250 villagers here were treated or immunized at a temporary clinic in the once al Qaida-controlled village of Shuzayf, April 23. Men, women and children lined up outside a school in anticipation of receiving medical care that otherwise wouldn't be easy to obtain. As children frowned and cried from seeing the needle that would deliver vaccinations of all types, parents smiled knowing their kids were being treated with the best medical care in the area. Leading doctor of the clinic and director of Udaim Medical Center, Dr. Omar Hashim Achmed, said the villagers were too far...
  • Iraqi Forces Secure Abandoned Village

    03/11/2009 5:52:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 212+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Opal Vaughn, USA
    FATMIYA — An abandoned village once inhabited by Iraqi nationals, young and old alike, this village now stands alone; desolate and empty of life except for Iraqi Security Forces and U.S. troops passing through every so often. “Several weeks back we cleared this village, Fatmiya, which is a suspected al-Qaida cell of snipers and IED [improvised explosive device] emplacements,” said 1st Lt. John Belle, 172nd Infantry Brigade. “We cleared a route; the ISF [Iraqi security forces] came behind us and cleared the village,” Belle stated. “Now we’ve started to establish security around the whole area. All we do is just...
  • Team Improves Future Prospects for Afghan Village

    01/21/2009 3:25:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 180+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 21, 2009 – Members of the provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan’s Nuristan province visited Zirat village this month to assess the effectiveness of completed projects and to develop ideas for future initiatives. Members of the provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan’s Nuristan province inspect the condition of a canal used by villagers to irrigate their wheat and corn fields in Zirat, Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2009. NATO photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Until February of last year, the main income for the villagers was earned by harvesting poppy. Since the eradication of poppy production, the villagers...
  • Troops Spend Christmas Eve Donating Supplies to Afghan Village School

    12/26/2008 7:54:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 325+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Dustin Hart, USA
    JALALABAD AIR FIELD, Dec. 26, 2008 – While people around the world made their final Christmas preparations, members of the Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team and the Chaparhar Police Mentor Team visited a school in the Terelay Village, of the Chaparhar district, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 24, 2008, to distribute clothes and school supplies. Members of the Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team and Chaparhar Police Mentor Team meet with village elders at a school in Terelay Village, Chaparhar District, Dec. 24, 2008. The teams met with the elders to discuss current conditions in the village, as well as pass out school...
  • Milpitas one of nine U.S. cities majority of residents are foreign-born

    09/29/2008 6:24:51 PM PDT · by Flavius · 34 replies · 1,018+ views
    themilpitaspost ^ | 09/24/2008 02:44:05 PM PDT | by Mike Swift
    After decades of immigration from Asia and Latin America, Silicon Valley has hit a linguistic milestone that is rare in America: For the first time, a majority of Santa Clara County residents speak a language other than English at home. In 2007, Santa Clara was one of just 10 counties in the United States where more than 50 percent of residents speak a foreign language at home, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data released Monday. Most of those counties are home to Spanish speakers on the Mexican border or multilingual populations in large cities like New York, Los Angeles...
  • Village of Hope Training Center Graduates Final Class

    09/29/2008 4:19:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 232+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Christopher McKenna, USA
    PATROL BASE STONE — Sixty students graduated from the fourth and final Village of Hope training center rotation during a ceremony at Patrol Base Stone Sept. 25. “The Village of Hope was part of a civil service corps program that took Sons of Iraq (SoI) members from checkpoints and taught them useable trades that they can make a living with,” said Capt. Michael Askegren, 557th Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron officer-in-charge of Village of Hope. “Not every SoI is going to make it into the Iraqi security forces, so the Village of Hope gives them an option to make a good...
  • Soldiers Patrol Iraqi Village, Attend Council Meetings

    07/09/2008 5:04:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 50+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. James Hunter, USA
    WASHINGTON, July 9, 2008 – Every day, soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, patrol the streets of the Iraqi Family Village, an area near the Victory Base Complex here that is relatively safe and is home to citizens from throughout Iraq. Army 1st Lt. Andrew Bowling, a native of Medfield, Mass., listens to concerns of an Iraqi man during a council meeting in the Iraqi Family Village on the outskirts of Baghdad, July 7, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James Hunter, Multinational Division Baghdad  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. When the...
  • Navy Docs Extend Treatment to Local Village

    06/04/2008 6:49:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 169+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Cpl. Jessica Aranda, USMC
    Navy Lt. Cmdr. Cristina Williams, the medical officer for Marine Wing Support Squadron 274, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), checks the vital signs of an Iraqi schoolboy here May 15, 2008. Photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica Aranda. AL ANBAR PROVINCE — Medical personnel attached to Marine Wing Support Squadrons 172 and 274 visited a local village to participate in a cooperative medical engagement here recently. CME missions are dedicated to providing health care to local nationals who lack adequate facilities while simultaneously raising awareness on the people’s health conditions to the Iraqi government.“The Marine Corps is often involved in special...
  • AFRC commander presents goods to Afghan girl, village

    06/02/2008 6:17:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 75+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Capt. Toni Tones, USAF
    6/2/2008 - BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- Representing a group of Americans who want to assist in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan, the commander of the Air Force Reserve Command presented several boxes of donated items to a 10-year-old Afghan girl and her village here May 30. Lt. Gen. John Bradley, on behalf of his wife Jan, presented housewares, clothing, shoes, toys and toiletries collected specifically for Lamia and the residents of Shakal Village, located near Bagram. General Bradley met Lamia this past winter while delivering humanitarian aid to her village. "She (Lamia) came up to me, pointed...
  • Dig Uncovers African Beads Buried In Ancient (Irish) Village

    05/22/2008 1:43:03 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 472+ views
    Irish Examiner ^ | 5-22-2008 | Sean O’Riordan
    Dig uncovers African beads buried in ancient village By Sean O’RiordanMay 22, 2008 BEADS that originated in Africa are some of the treasures archaelologists have found as they begin to explore an ancient settlement in north Cork. Test trenches also revealed pottery and weapons from a medieval period. In addition, there was evidence of prehistoric settlements in the area and an early ecclesiastic settlement, possibly from the 7th-8th century. Evidence of a large moat and cobbled walkways were also uncovered. Experts are due to conduct major excavations within weeks. One archaeologist said: “It’s one of the most exciting discoveries in...
  • Family kills pregnant daughter, her lover

    05/18/2008 2:38:06 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 27 replies · 101+ views
    IBN Live ^ | Sun, May 11, 2008 | Staff
    New Delhi: A man strangled his pregnant daughter and her lover and put their bodies on display to an applauding village in Haryana on Friday. Twenty-seven-year-old Jasdev Singh and his childhood sweetheart Sunita, who was six-months pregnant, belonged to Karnal village — an area dominated by the Jat community — which considers people from the same village as siblings. The two of them secretly continued their affair even after Sunita was married. Last year, Sunita eloped with Jasdev. However, when Sunita's family finally found them and got to know that she was pregnant, they beat up the couple and strangled...
  • Modern Subdivision Is Home To Ancient Village

    05/09/2008 3:38:36 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 105+ views
    Cleveland Daily Banner ^ | 5-8-2008 | David Davis
    Modern subdivision is home to ancient villageDavid Davis Managing Editor Thursday, May 08, 2008 Upon entering Princeton Hills subdivision off Freewill Road, visitor's see a wide expanse of green space bordered by a circular drive. Large, expensive homes surround the green, grassy mound in an arrangement akin to a prehistoric village. In a sense, that is exactly what the mound represents. It is the five-acre site of the Candies Creek Village Archaeological Preserve owned by the Archaeological Conservancy. It contains the remains of houses, human burials and pit features. Developer Jim Sharp sold the site to the Conservancy in 2001...
  • Asian 'village politics' and its effect on postal voting

    05/06/2008 1:48:58 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 2 replies · 49+ views
    The Birmingham Post ^ | Apr 28 2008 | Paul Dale
    Election fraud driven by immigrants practising "village politics" of the Indian sub-continent could be a crucial factor in deciding the future control of Birmingham City Council, a major report warns today. Family loyalties, the dominance of men and the existence of the "biraderi" clan system among British Asians provides perfect conditions for widespread rigging of postal votes and other electoral malpractice in Britain’s major cities, according to the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust. In a 94-page report called Purity of Elections in the UK – Causes for Concern, the trust argues that the UK’s election system is close to breaking point...
  • America Supports You: Operation Homefront Village Welcomes First Families

    03/20/2008 5:25:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 199+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 20, 2008 – Wounded warriors in need in San Antonio now have a place to call home as they transition from military to civilian life. The new facility is Operation Homefront’s first of four planned transitional housing facilities across the United States. Jody Brothers from the PGA Tour and representatives from local Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores were on hand to cut the ribbons on the apartments the Wal-Mart Foundation sponsored. “Thanks to these and other sponsors, wounded warriors and their families can live at Operation Homefront Village rent-free so they can rebuild their financial foundation as...
  • Village of Hope lives up to its name

    03/17/2008 6:01:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 211+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Tech. Sgt. Joel Langton, USAF
    3/17/2008 - HAWR RAJAB, Iraq (AFPN) -- Members of the 557th Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron, headquartered at Balad Air Base, Iraq, paid out nearly $10,000 to 120 students at the Red Horse Village of Hope March 13 here. The Village of Hope program is a test program that has many in the Department of Defense watching. Similar to a technical school, Iraqi students are taught rebuilding skills such as masonry, electrical and plumbing. Students are paid $10 per school day they attend. Reserve Command member Master Sgt. John Hudson, a Red Horse logistics technician, who previously worked in an accounting...
  • Village of Hope Aims to Boost Hawr Rajab Economy

    03/10/2008 4:36:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 105+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Jason Stadel, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, March 10, 2008 – After months of oppression from al Qaeda in Iraq, the southern Baghdad community of Hawr Rajab is coming back to life. U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Fernando Ginette teaches Hawr Rajab block makers how to install “batter boards” March 4, 2008, at the Village of Hope training site at Patrol Base Stone. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Coalition and Iraqi efforts now are focused on rebuilding the economy. One initiative garnered 50 students for classes at the “Village of Hope,” a vocational school designed to train Hawr...
  • A New Plan for Clean Water: One Windmill Pump per Village

    03/04/2008 5:35:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 489+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Natalie Rostek, USA
    FOB HAMMER — To assess the water production of two windmill-powered ground water pumps in Narhwan, leaders from 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team (HBCT) and Multi-National Corps – Iraq (MNC-I) visited two villages, March 1. The first stop for Col. Ryan Kuhn, deputy commanding officer for 3rd HBCT, and Maj. Chris Hempel, agricultural officer from MNC-I Civil-Military Operations Cell, was the village of al Zatia, where they met with the head contractor for both windmill projects. Analyzing the windmill-powered pumps’ capability to produce clean water led him to consider using the pumps for irrigation, Hempel, from Elizabeth, N.J., said. After...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Work Together to Clear Village of AQI

    02/26/2008 4:55:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 123+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Kirby Rider, USA
    BALAD RUZ — Coalition force (CF) Soldiers worked with Iraqi Army (IA) Soldiers to coordinate and execute a clearing mission near Balad Ruz, Feb. 17. IA Soldiers from 4th Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division stationed at Turki Patrol Base were helped by Soldiers from Troop G, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, to conduct a reconnaissance mission to gather intelligence about the area and people wanted for questioning. “We are looking for terrorist weapon caches, people who were kidnapped and suicide vests,” said Capt. Robert Green, Grim Troop commanding officer. “Pretty much anything the terrorists can...
  • 17th Century Japanese Village Uncovered In Cambodia

    02/14/2008 3:49:10 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 127+ views
    Japan Today ^ | 2-14-2008
    17th century Japanese village uncovered in Cambodia Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 07:01 EST PHNOM PENH — A site of a Japanese village dating back to the 17th century has been found in the outskirts of Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, a Japanese archaeologist said Wednesday. Hiroshi Sugiyama, chief research fellow at Japan's National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, said that based on research since 2004 and analyses of excavations and documents, the site in Ponhea Lueu Commune, about 25 kilometers north of Phnom Penh, is a Japanese village dating back to the 17th century. Based on on-site research, excavations and...
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Visit Snow-Bound Village

    02/01/2008 3:07:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 39+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Feb. 1, 2008 – Afghan national security forces, assisted by coalition forces, delivered supplies to the snow-bound village of Mienah, in the Khas Oruzgan district of Afghanistan’s Oruzgan province, Jan. 25. The Khas Oruzgan district chief spoke with villagers of Mienah, in Oruzgan province, Afghanistan, Jan. 25, 2008. The district chief, along with Afghan and coalition forces, visited the snow-bound village to provide rice, flour and beans to residents to help restock villagers’ shelves for the long winter. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The harsh Afghan winter dumped more than 3...
  • Afghan Forces Free Village From Insurgent Control

    01/02/2008 3:39:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 60+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2008 – Afghan national security forces liberated the village of Yakhdan, in the Shahidi Hasas district of Afghanistan’s Oruzgan province, from insurgent control Dec. 31, coalition military officials reported. The Shahidi Hasas district reportedly serves as a major corridor for transporting fighters and weapons between the provinces to the north and south of Oruzgan. Insurgents are suspected of using Yakhdan as a major command and control hub for illegal activities, officials said. Afghan National Army soldiers led the multiday operation, along with Afghan National Police and coalition forces. In other operations that day, coalition and Afghan forces...
  • Coordinated Medical Engagement Treats Hundreds in Iraqi Family Village (Grab the Tissues)

    12/04/2007 4:49:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 62+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Kerensa Hardy
    Dr. Suzan, a local national who works at the Baghdad International Airport Medical Clinic, plays with a baby after examining her Nov. 30 at a coordinated medical engagement in Iraqi Family Village. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kerensa Hardy, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs. CAMP STRIKER — More than 800 residents of Iraqi Family Village (IFV) were treated here recently by 25 Iraqi and two American healthcare providers. The patients sought aid for various reasons, including common cold symptoms, dermatological issues and asthma. Task Force Vigilant, the base-defense unit for Camp Victory, was responsible for...
  • Can we, together, lift one village out of the Middle Ages?

    10/20/2007 4:00:10 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 99 replies · 126+ views
    The Guardian ^ | October 20th 2007 | Alan Rusbridger
    Can we, together, lift one village out of the Middle Ages? Launching an ambitious Guardian aid experiment, Alan Rusbridger travels a few hours from London - and 700 years back in time Alan RusbridgerThe GuardianSaturday October 20 2007 With the right flight connections, a journey from the 21st century to the 14th century can take just over 12 hours. It begins in the hot, crowded duty-free hell of Heathrow's terminal 3 and ends - through the bushes down a snaking mud track - by the marshes under a cloudless blue African sky. In front of us five women are...
  • Irish village gets its harlot back

    04/16/2007 7:55:19 AM PDT · by bedolido · 52 replies · 840+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 4-16-2007 | staff writer
    A village in south-west Ireland has won a fresh round in a battle to change its name in the Irish language back to Fort of the Harlot. For centuries, the village known as Doon in English had been known in Irish as Dun Bleisce, or Fort of the Harlot, but the name was changed in 2003 when the Government ordered a simpler An Dun, or The Fort. The unpopular move led to 1,000 locals signing a petition to have 'harlot' added back to the name. They were backed by local politicians and a Limerick County Council motion of support.
  • Soldiers strive to make Iraqi village safe

    04/02/2007 6:36:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 373+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Corey Strand
    KHAN DARI — On March 25, three improvised explosive devices went off here. Soldiers from Company E, 2nd “Lancer” Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment entered the village in an attempt to find the assailants. “We know if we can continue getting information from anyone who can help us clean out insurgents here and find weapons caches, we’re making this a safer place down the line for the [citizens of the community],” said Staff Sgt. William Stone, a squad leader from the regiment. “All the people here say the same thing, they want our help, they want safety and they want the...
  • Winds Ravage Neolithic Village In Chile

    02/12/2007 10:35:49 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 623+ views
    Winds ravage Neolithic village in Chile February 12, 2007 - 12:39PM Deep within the wind-swept Atacama desert in northern Chile, the remnants of a forgotten civilisation rise from the sand. At first the ruins are barely visible, just small ridges that cast short shadows. But where the sand has been stripped away, circular clay structures can be clearly seen. These are the 3,000-year-old remains of Tulor, one of the oldest and best-preserved Neolithic villages in South America. The ruins consist of low two-room houses, a cemetery and stables. They were inhabited as far back as 800 BC, more than 2,000...
  • Research Team Discovers Village (Ancient Bering Sea Island)

    01/30/2007 4:04:22 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 736+ views
    Gazette Times ^ | 1-30-2007 | OSU News Service
    Research team discovers village OSU News Service A team of researchers, led by Oregon State University anthropologist Deanna Kingston, has discovered a prehistoric village on a tiny island in the Bering Sea. The archaeological site, shown by carbon dating to be 800 to 900 years old, indicates that King Island, Alaska, was inhabited by Inupiat walrus hunters for at least a millennium. The effort is part of a four-year study of the plants, birds, place names, dialect and culture of King Island, supported by two grants from the National Science Foundation, one for $540,000 and another for $23,000. Kingston —...
  • Soldiers clear village, find weapons

    01/21/2007 8:30:13 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 484+ views
    Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) Military Transition Team walk with Iraqi Soldiers of the 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, in a combined operation the morning of Jan. 15 near Janabi Village, Iraq. Spc. Christina McCann, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs. JANABI VILLAGE -- Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers have been working hard to get the Iraqi Soldiers trained to enable them to take over Iraq’s security themselves. So the recent success of the joint operation Jan. 15, which put the entire 4th Brigade,...
  • India: A Mizo village of one man, 50 wives, over 100 kids(a Christian sect?)

    01/02/2007 5:25:21 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 1,045+ views
    Daily India ^ | 01/01/'06 | Sujit Chakraborty
    A Mizo village of one man, 50 wives, over 100 kids By Sujit Chakraborty, Indo-Asian News Service Baktawng (Mizoram), Jan 1 (IANS) Amazing but true! A family of 180 members in Mizoram makes one complete village. Welcome to Baktawng, 90 km north of state capital Aizawl, for a taste of incredible India. In the quiet Mizo hamlet, 64-year-old patriarch Ziona presides over 180 members, including his scores of wives and over a hundred children. Ziona, who married 50 times and fathered 109 children, is the self-styled chief of Baktawng, a village ringed by verdant hills. 'Yes, Ziona heads the village....
  • Village Blocks Insurgents; Gains Jobs, Revenue

    12/20/2006 4:19:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 589+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Joshua R. Ford
    Village Blocks Insurgents; Gains Jobs, Revenue Reconstruction brings life to Iraqi economy. By U.S. Army Spc. Joshua R. Ford AL BAKR, Iraq, Dec. 20, 2006 -- A group of retired Iraqi Air Force officers sat in the conference room waiting for an American Army brigade commander they had never met. Looks of concern painted the faces of the retirees as they anticipated bad news from the American that may change everything - economy, employment and overall quality of life - in their quaint village just outside Logistic Support Area Anaconda near Balad.Once Col. Bryan Owens, 3rd Brigade Combat Team...
  • Village elders order trial by boiling oil

    09/18/2006 7:11:23 AM PDT · by sully777 · 24 replies · 1,096+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:45am ET
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The leaders of a village in the Indian state of Rajasthan ordered 150 men to dip their hands into boiling oil to prove their innocence after food was stolen from a local school, a newspaper reported Sunday. In late August the school's principal informed police that rice and wheat had disappeared but no action was taken, the Sunday Express said. The council, or panchayat, of Ranpur village, 340 km (210 miles) south of state capital Jaipur, then decided to take the law into its own hands. After 10 days spent trying to identify those responsible, it...
  • Coalition Forces Deliver Cement to Remote Afghan Village

    09/05/2006 6:40:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 425+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Senior Master Sgt. Pete Casiano
    Coalition Forces Deliver Cement to Remote Afghan Village An irrigation canal, built with the cement, will supply water for drinking and for the crops. By Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Pete CasianoProvincial Reconstruction Team - Gardez PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Sept. 5, 2006 -- The 3rd Brigade Support Troops Battalion’s Civil Affairs Team in coordination with the Gardez Provincial Reconstruction Team delivered more than 1,200 pounds of concrete to a remote mountain village in Paktya Province. The Coalition forces stationed in Gardez traveled with the Paktya Director of Irrigation to the remote mountain village of Azghana. The cement will be...
  • Artifacts found on Gulf Coast(MS)

    08/24/2006 7:24:36 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 25 replies · 1,524+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 26 July 2006 | Ryan LaFontaine
    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. — Archaeologists believe they have uncovered evidence of an ancient village, possibly dating back to the time of Christ, that once thrived along the shores of this Gulf Coast community. The artifacts were unearthed during recent efforts to rebuild a thoroughfare and major bridge heavily damaged last year by Hurricane Katrina. Marco Giardino, an archaeologist acting as the city's liaison on a dig to preserve the ancient remains, said as many as 400 people may have lived in the village. "That area was very strategic and would have allowed them to travel, fish and hunt," he...
  • Troops help village beat heat (IRAQ)

    06/15/2006 3:56:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 352+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Maj. Anna Friederich
    FOB KALSU, Iraq – Citizens of the Bedrani village in the northern Babil province beat the heat June 7 after receiving hundreds of gallons of water from Iraqi army and Coalition forces. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division and 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, initially visited the Bedrani village two days prior to the operation and found the village had a serious water problem. “The village had not seen a CF (Coalition force) or Iraqi security force presence in the area for over a year,” said Staff Sgt. Morris...
  • Multi-service team delivers goods to Afghan village

    06/13/2006 6:03:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 239+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Capt. Joe Campbell
    6/13/2006 - PANJSHIR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- A multi-service supply convoy slowly crawled along a dusty, rock-strewn road winding up and around mountains, through tiny, remote villages, scenic wheat fields and pastures en route to a relief mission June 12. At approximately 8,000 feet above sea level, at the village of Dara, the Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team and volunteers from the 405th Civil Affairs Battalion offloaded beans, rice, cooking oil, salt, powdered milk and tea. “It was slow-going in a fully loaded five-ton truck that is as wide as the road in places,” said Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Brian...
  • Volunteers To Dig Into Croatan Indian Village Site Again ("Lost Colony")

    05/28/2006 6:25:38 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 1,690+ views
    Virginian - Pilot ^ | 5-28-2006 | Catherine Kozak
    Volunteers to dig into Croatan Indian village site again By CATHERINE KOZAK, The Virginian-Pilot © May 28, 2006 The last time the long-dormant Croatan site was investigated, a team of archaeologists unearthed a 16th-century gold ring that may be the most significant archaeological find of early American history. In June, the team, with many of the same members who were there in 1998 when the English nobleman's ring was found, will be back to revive exploration of the ancient capital of the Croatan Indians in Buxton. Organized by The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research , the team of...
  • Joint Effort Provides Medical Care to Village

    05/02/2006 6:01:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 224+ views
    Dr. Ahmed Sha, village doctor in Khas Uruzgan, checks the blood pressure of a fellow villager, April 17, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Cain S. Claxton More Photos Joint Effort Provides Medical Care to Village Afghan soldiers, coalition forces and a medical doctor treated more than500 Afghan villagers and their animals during a two-day medical visit. By Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan KHAS URUZGAN, Afghanistan, May 2, 2006 — More than 500 people and 1,500 animals received medical care here April 17-18 during an operation combining the efforts of Afghan soldiers, coalition forces and a medical doctor. “What we wanted...