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  • Mosque Teacher Who Sexually Assaulted Children Who he Taught in Koran Studies Has Jail Term Cut

    12/15/2017 12:17:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 14 DEC 2017 | Liz Day
    His 13-year jail term was deemed to be excessiveA former mosque teacher convicted of sexually and indecently assaulting children during Koran studies at a Cardiff mosque has had his jail term cut. Mohammed Sadiq, 81, of Cyncoed, was jailed in July for 13 years after being found guilty of six counts of indecent assault and eight counts of sexual assault on a child under 13. The charges involved four victims and related to the period between 1996 and 2006. He was found not guilty of one count of indecent assault, following a trial at Cardiff Crown Court. During the sentencing...
  • Police launch two-week weapons surrender in England and Wales

    11/13/2017 8:47:46 PM PST · by Simon Green · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/13/17 | BBC
    People in England and Wales have two weeks to hand in guns, other weapons and ammunition to police stations without being punished for possession. People who surrender firearms will not automatically be charged, but will be if they are later connected to a crime. Police say many firearms are held in ignorance of their illegality. The parents of 18-year-old Yusuf Sonko, who was shot dead in Liverpool on 2 June, have called on people to hand in any firearms. Papa and Kajdijah Sonko spoke to BBC Breakfast about finding out that their son had been killed. Mr Sonko said he...
  • The Goat That Led Out the Welsh Rugby Team Has Died (And Even the Queen Has Been Informed)

    09/28/2017 11:41:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 28 SEP 2017 | CAITLIN O'SULLIVAN
    Even the Queen has been informed of Shenkin's death and flags are being flown at half mast at a Welsh barracksThe regimental mascot of 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh - who was well-known for appearing at Welsh rugby internationals - has died. Lance Corporal Shenkin III - regimental mascot of 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh - died on Tuesday aged seven and a half years old. Shenkin was well known for appearing at Welsh rugby internationals, where he would lead out the Wales team with handler Goat Major Sergeant Mark Jackson. A letter was sent to Her Majesty The Queen...
  • Darth Vader Actor Dave Prowse Has Just Made His Final on-Screen Appearance in a Welsh Music Video

    09/25/2017 9:48:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The sci-fi video was shot at a massive warehouse near BridgendDarth Vader has made his last on-screen appearance with a starring role in the new music video from Welsh rock musician Jayce Lewis. The man who played the iconic villain in the original Star Wars trilogy has starred in his final ever production after retiring from all professional and public appearances, due to ill health. Now 82, Dave Prowse has gone in front of the camera one last time for his good friend and long-time collaborator - Jayce Lewis - fittingly in a sci-fi themed video. The pair – who...
  • An Artist Is Selling T-Shirts But Won't Accept Money - They Want Something Else& People Are Doing It

    08/11/2017 5:29:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 11 AUG 2017 | JOSHUA KNAPMAN
    You really have to be a fan if you want this T-shirtPlenty of up-and-coming artists sell T-shirts showcasing their work - although usually they ask for money. But that's not the case with Newport's mysterious street artist , who goes by the name of RISE Propaganda - they want something else in return. The anonymous creative has launched a range of T-shirts, which are described as "the Black Uniform", and if you want one you'll have to get inked up . The chance of a lifetime for graffiti artists: Your design could be printed on thousands of beer bottles That's...
  • Why Is 60 Minutes Benghazi Witness Davies Now in Hiding?

    11/18/2013 10:23:53 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 15 replies
    Free Patriot ^ | November 18, 2013 | Rick Wells
    ....."Things have recently gotten even more curious. If a news organization with the resources to go to Wales and interview Mr. Davies wanted to do so in order to get some answers, they wouldn’t find him at home. He’s in hiding. Just who would a charlatan opportunist, like the one he’s being portrayed to be, want to hide from, Morley Safer? Davies contacted his publisher, Simon & Schuster by email and informed then he was “going dark,” this past Friday morning. The message indicated that someone had threatened to harm his family if he continued to defend the truthfulness of...
  • British firm secured Benghazi consulate contract with little experience

    10/14/2012 8:04:41 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 24 replies
    The telegraph ^ | 10/2014 | Damien McElroy, Richard Spencer and Raf Sanchez
    Sources have told the Daily Telegraph that just five unarmed locally hired Libyans were placed on duty at the compound on eight-hour shifts under a deal that fell outside the State Department's global security contracting system. Blue Mountain, the Camarthen firm that won a $387,000 (£241,000) one year contract from the US State Department to protect the compound in May, sent just one British employee, recruited from the celebrity bodyguard circuit, to oversee the work. The compound was overrun by a mob of Islamic extremists on the morning of September 12 in an apparent planned attack that resulted in the...
  • Eleven serious criminals had their sentences extended because the judges had been too soft

    08/02/2017 12:24:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 31 JUL 2017 | JAMES MCCARTHY
    Judges in 11 cases in Wales gave unduly lenient sentences to thugs convicted of offences including MURDER. Sean Buckley, 29, was found guilty of murdering his partner’s 17-month old son, Finley Thomas, at Cardiff Crown Court in June last year. Finley’s mother Chloe Thomas, 25, was convicted of child cruelty because she failed to intervene while her son was suffering at Buckley’s hands. Buckley left Finley with a fractured skull and broken ribs. He claimed the youngster had fallen down the stairs. Finley also had historical injuries consistent with being assaulted, neglected and having been exposed to illegal and prescription...
  • Man Who Ran Around With a Machete Days After a Terror Attack Is Told He Could Have Been Shot

    07/24/2017 1:43:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Armed police descended on a Swansea street after a neighbour rang 999A SWANSEA man who “charged around the streets with a machete” just days after the terror attack on London Bridge was told by the armed police who arrested him that he could have been shot. Josh Powell produced the weapon after an exchange of “unpleasant words” with a man living on the street A concerned neighbour saw what was happening and called 999 - with firearms officers quickly arriving. Swansea Crown Court heard the incident was sparked by a row between partners on Baptist Well Street in Waun Wen...
  • Shepherd's Pie Can Save Welsh Farming After Brexit, Suggests Experts

    07/02/2017 3:29:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 2 JUL 2017 | MARTIN SHIPTON
    That's the recommendation of at team of experts put together by an AMShepherd’s pie can help save the economy of rural Wales from devastation after Brexit, according to a team of experts brought together by a Labour AM. Baroness Eluned Morgan, who represents Mid & West Wales, hopes the ideas in her group’s report will stimulate debate about an often neglected part of the country. Here are the Government's plans for what will happen to EU citizens in the UK after Brexit Considering the potential economic consequences of Brexit, the report says: “Welsh Lamb has long been seen as a...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Moment police bundle 'machete-wielding man' to the ground (UK concert)

    06/30/2017 9:00:36 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Katie French
    Full Title: BREAKING NEWS: Moment police bundle 'machete-wielding man' to the ground as two are arrested near Cardiff stadium where Justin Bieber will play in just three hours time This is the moment police bundled a 'machete-wielding man' to the ground as two were arrested outside Cardiff stadium where Justin Bieber is due to play in three hours time. A machete-wielding man was arrested as tens of thousands of young fans gathered for a Justin Bieber concert nearby. A foot-long blade was discovered as police tackled the man as fans gathered in the packed streets. Two men were arrested as...
  • the storm over Welsh-only schools {in the UK}

    06/20/2017 12:53:24 PM PDT · by Cronos · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 20 June 2017 | Louise Tickle and Steven Morris
    "We’ve been told we are anti-Welsh bigots and even fascists,” says Alice Morgan in her soft Welsh accent. The comments she is talking about began when she and other parents raised objections to a plan to turn their primary school in the village of Llangennech into one that teaches only in Welsh. They are worried that some children used to being taught in English won’t cope. Feelings are running high. On one side are those who want to increase the number of Welsh speakers in the country. On the other are campaigners who say the evidence shows this method is...
  • Carwyn James Was Arguably Rugby's Greatest Ever Coach – And He Was Also a Spy

    06/10/2017 4:17:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 10 JUN 2017 | JAMES MCCARTHY
    A new book reveals he intercepted secret messages from Russia to pass onto GCHQHe was the coach that led the British and Irish Lions to their only test series victory against the All Blacks – and he was also a spy. Under Carwyn James ’ coaching the Lions secured a historic 3-1 victory in 1971, leaving him with the legacy of being perhaps the greatest coach the game has ever known. But in his new book, Into the Wind: The Life of Carwyn James, writer Alun Gibbard reveals a multilingual literature-lover who spied on the Russians during the Cold War....
  • Church bans yoga from premises because it’s ‘non-Christian’

    05/20/2017 9:29:05 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 255 replies
    Metro UK ^ | May 10th 2017 | Rob Waugh
    Villagers say they’ll boycott St David’s Church, in Blaenporth, Ceredigion, Wales, in protest. Church bosses say pilates is OK, but not yoga, which ‘might be seen to be in conflict with Christian values and belief’.
  • Politicians Call for Wales to Be Transformed into World’s First Migrant ‘Sanctuary’

    04/07/2017 6:30:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2017 | Jack Montgomery
    Politicians in Wales are campaigning to transform the country into the world’s first “nation of sanctuary” for “refugees and asylum” seekers, with the support of the regional government.
  • Wales Man Charged With Using Jumper Cables to Steal Power, Again

    03/24/2017 2:39:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | March 23, 2017 | Dawn Gagnon
    A Wales man has been arrested again for allegedly trying to hook up jumper cables to steal electricity from a Central Maine Power pole and transformer. Nicholas Gagne, 36, initially was arrested in January at his 237 Oak Hill Road home after he was accused by Central Maine Power officials of repeatedly climbing a power pole outside his house to connect “what amounted to jumper cable clamps” to the transformer and running a power line to his house. On Thursday morning, Gagne was arrested again near his home at 237 Oak Hill Road after state police Trooper Tyler Plourde, acting...
  • Now is the time for your walk of Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2017 1:33:37 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-6-17 | bible, The Joshua Chronicles
    I wait upon the waters for you in the midst of your storm. Now is the time for your walk of Faith . . . Step out of doubt and find your trust knowing I am The finisher of your faith and come to me even now for I have laid a table before you to eat from, for my showbread "declares" life everlasting "IS" yours right now ! "Come" for I AM The Peace for your heart. I have met you with a Yes and Amen now walk in your answer for you have received your request. Matthew 14:22-33...
  • Wales Is Hosting its First Ever Alcohol-Free Beer Festival

    02/22/2017 9:02:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 22 FEB 2017 | MARK SMITH
    It will take place in Pembrokeshire on St David's DayWales is set to host its first alcohol-free beer festival in a bid to encourage the public to adopt a healthier relationship with booze. The free event, which will be held in Pembrokeshire on St David’s Day, promises to offer a wide range of alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers to sample. It will also be serving up free meat and vegetable curries to the sober visitors, as well as traditional Welsh cawl. Andrew Misell, from the charity Alcohol Concern , laid down a challenge to the drinks business in Wales to do...
  • Amazon Echo's Attempt to Pronounce Wales' Longest Place Name Is Hilariously Bad

    01/09/2017 9:18:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    It's supposed to answer any question posed to it, making life easier for owners of the device. But the Amazon Echo has been caught out trying to pronounce the 58 letters of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. The Echo and its virtual assistant called Alexa, was a popular Christmas gift this year Alexa performs tasks at the vocal request of her owner – including internet shopping. It is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real time information. It can also control several smart devices using itself as a home...
  • Benghazi guards turned on US diplomats in 2012 attack, sources say

    11/07/2016 1:06:52 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 5 replies
    Fox ^ | 11-7-16
    An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before the American ambassador and three others were killed was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack, multiple sources told Fox News. The explosive charge against Wales-based Blue Mountain Group comes from several sources, including an independent security specialist who has implemented training programs at U.S. Consulates around the world, including in Benghazi, where he trained a local militia that preceded Blue Mountain. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Blue...