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ED to clarify status of RCN against Bhandari


first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday directed ED to clarify the status of purported Red Corner Notice (RCN) issued against arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari, who has sought the quashing of a money laundering case against him.While ED submitted in an affidavit that Bhandari was a fugitive, proclaimed absconder and evading the process of law, his counsel said the probe agency has concealed information from the court which last July quashed an order declaring his client as a proclaimed offender. Justice Mukta Gupta asked Enforcement Directorate to file an affidavit clarifying the facts, its stand and the status of the RCN. The court listed the matter for further hearing on April 1. See P6last_img


Moroccos Cycling Tour Azerbaijani Asadov Elchin Wins 7th Stage


Fez – Azerbaijani Asadov Elchin won the seventh stage of Morocco’s 30th Cycling Tour, held Thursday between Guercif and Fez (184.5 km).Elchin crossed the finish line in a time of 4h57min11sec, ahead of Moroccan Karmouchi Hatim, while Croatian Rumac Jozip ranked third.This race is part of the UCI Africa Tour calendar and brings together 120 cyclists representing 20 teams from Africa, Europe and the Americas. The 8th stage of this competition, organized on April 7-16, will connect Friday between the cities of Fez and Meknes (148.5 km).


Moroccan Rapper Lartiste Supports Morocco for World Cup on French TV


Rabat – Lartiste wants the world to know that he is supporting his home country Morocco in the upcoming World Cup.Invited to sing on the set of the French show “Chanson de l’année 2018” (Song of the Year 2018), the Moroccan rapper surprised everyone by wearing a pro-Moroccan t-shirt, supporting the Atlas Lions for the football competition.Singing his hit song “Mafiosa” with Brazilian rapper Carolina, Youssef Akdim, who is called Lartiste, sported a “Keep Calm and Support Morocco” t-shirt during his performance to show that he is all in for the Atlas Lions who will soon compete in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Despite not winning the “Song of the Year 2018” award, the singer of “Chocolat” has won the hearts of Moroccan fans who have not failed to show their enthusiasm on social networks.However, the year has started roughly for the native of Marrakech. In March, he was beaten up and forced to cancel concerts, tours, and interviews. In spite of everything, Lartiste managed to make a gold record with his album Grandestino, and this “without promo and without cheating,” as he said it on Instagram.Lartiste is a rap singer born July 4, 1985 in a village near Marrakech in Morocco. Raised with music, including raï (Algerican folk music), he moved with his family to Aulnay-Sous-Bois in Paris at the age of six.After several albums that allowed him to evolve his style and become known, he released his third opus “Maestro” in 2016 with the label of Master Gims, which is a hit. At the end of 2016, Lartiste started his own label, Purple Money, and released “Clandestino” in December, which he performed throughout 2017 on the roads of France.The record is certified platinum, thanks to his two hits “Clandestina” and “Chocolat,” featuring Awa Imani.This year, the Moroccan sensation has achieved new success with his hit “Mafiosa,” in collaboration with Carolina. He received a platinum single but also a gold record for his latest opus “Grandestino.” read more


Incoming UN envoy to Cyprus meets with SecretaryGeneral


Alexander Downer, the former Australian foreign minister, is due to arrive in Cyprus on Sunday, beginning his duties as the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser.Earlier today he met with Mr. Ban at UN Headquarters in New York and received briefings from UN officials amid widespread hope of a resolution to the long-running dispute in Cyprus.Early next week Mr. Downer is slated to meet Greek Cypriot leader Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat.The two community leaders have agreed in principle, at talks held in Nicosia on 1 July on the possible reunification of Cyprus, on the issues of single sovereignty and citizenship.Mr. Christofias and Mr. Talat also agreed to meet again this Friday to undertake the final review of the working groups and technical committees.In May the two men committed themselves in a statement to working towards “a bicommunal, bizonal federation with political equality, as defined by relevant Security Council resolutions.”The partnership will comprise a Federal Government with a single international personality, along with a Turkish Cypriot Constituent State and a Greek Cypriot Constituent State, which will be of equal status.Last month representatives of the two communities also announced a series of measures aimed at easing the daily life of Cypriots across the island.The UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) has been in place on the island since 1964 after the outbreak of intercommunal violence. It is tasked with preventing a recurrence of fighting, contributing to a return to normal conditions and the maintenance of law and order. 23 July 2008The incoming senior United Nations representative in Cyprus is in New York today for talks with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and briefings with UN officials about the situation in the Mediterranean country. read more


Mel and Sue to host BBC One primetime Saturday night show


first_imgMel and Sue had presented the Great British Bake Off with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood Credit:BBC “Their warmth, wit, charm and chemistry married with their genuine love of entertainment are all a perfect fit for Let’s Sing And Dance For Comic Relief.”During the Saturday night show they will be challenging contestants to both sing and dance as they perform some of the biggest hits in pop history, while wearing red noses. The announcement comes just days after the end of the Great British Bake Off on the BBC. The two hosts had said they will not “follow the dough” to move to Channel 4, making clear their loyalty to the BBC. They will now host a Saturday night entertainment slot of all-singing, all-dancing celebrities in aid of charity.Kate Phillips, controller of entertainment commissioning at the BBC, said: “Bringing Mel and Sue to BBC One on a Saturday night is hugely exciting. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Bringing Mel and Sue to BBC One on a Saturday night is hugely excitingKate Phillipscenter_img Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, who shunned moving to Channel 4 when they poached the Great British Bake Off, have been rewarded with a primetime Saturday night show on the BBC.Mel and Sue, as they are known to fans, will host Let’s Sing And Dance For Comic Relief, a four-part series on BBC One next year. Viewers and a panel of judges will vote for who they want to see return to the competition’s grand finale after three live heats in the lead-up to Red Nose Day 2017.Perkins, 47, said: “I’m thrilled to be co-presenting Let’s Sing And Dance For Comic Relief, not least because it will finally show the world why I was voted West Penwith’s Krumping Champion – over 40s category.” Mel and Sue had presented the Great British Bake Off with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood last_img read more


Capcoms upcoming Remember Me is basically Total Recall set in NeoParis


first_imgAs if we didn’t have enough to look forward to from Capcom — with Resident Evil 6, Devil May Cry, and Lost Planet 3 all looking excellent — that company just announced their new IP, Remember Me. The unveiling was done today at the Gamescom convention in Germany.Remember Me was in fact at last year’s Gamescom under the working title “Adrift” but only behind closed doors to members of the gaming press. We were supposed to see more of it at E3 this year but instead Capcom waited until now to show off a new trailer and gameplay.Remember Me is new, Paris-based developer Dontnod Entertainment’s first game and fittingly it’s set in Neo-Paris in the year 2084. You play as female protagonist, Nilin, an elite memory hunter who steals memories and changes them by breaking into peoples minds. The authorities soon fear her abilities though, and erase her own memories and throw her in jail. Nilin breaks out and is now on a journey to discover who erased her memories and find out just how much her powers can affect the world.There’s martial arts combat, exploration, and a brand new gameplay mechanic called “Memory Remix”, which allows you to change peoples memories in real time. Remember Me has a neo noir look and it being set in the future with a lot of rain, making it look a bit Blade Runner. Nilin is nimble, able to climb buildings and sneak up on others which is vital for a character who’s constantly on the run.Remember Me will be released May next year and come out on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Check out the gameplay below to see just how good this game looks.last_img read more


Diabète un composant du lait pourrait réduire les risques


first_imgDiabète : un composant du lait pourrait réduire les risquesLe Parisien a publié hier une étude de la revue Annals of Internal Medicine de ce mois-ci, démontrant les effets bénéfiques du lait dans la prévention du diabète de type 2.L’étude a été menée sur plus de 20 ans, en étudiant les données de 3.736 participants. Les chercheurs de l’université de Harvard ont surveillé le taux d’acide trans palmitoléique, un composant du lait, dans le sang de tous les participants. Ils se sont aperçus que ceux en ayant la plus forte concentration avaient jusqu’à 60% de risques en moins que les autres de développer un diabète de type 2.Cette découverte devrait permettre de lancer des effets cliniques pour développer des traitements préventifs et curatifs. Le responsable de l’enquête, le docteur Gökhan S. Hotamisligil, a déclaré que cet actif du lait a “un effet protecteur extrêmement fort, plus fort que les autres moyens que nous connaissons comme bénéfique contre les diabètes”.Le 22 décembre 2010 à 15:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Carscom ranked the 15 most American vehicles and the results are surprising


first_img2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff East Liberty, Ohio Wentzville, Mo. 8 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Everything is better with 707 horsepower Georgetown, Ky. Wentzville, Mo. Car Industry Car Culture Honda Accord (excludes hybrid variants) Lansing, Mich. 6:25 Lincoln, Ala. 2 3 Honda Pilot Lincoln, Ala. 4 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Take the fast way home Honda Passport 5 Honda Odyssey Share your voice Lincoln, Ala. GMC Canyon 81 Photos 7 Comments Bowling Green, Ky. Cars.com’s 15 most American vehicles Honda Ridgeline Belvidere, Ill. Marysville, Ohio 9 Jeep Tags Acura RDX 15 13 Claycomo, Mo., and Dearborn, Mich. San Antonio, Texas 12 Jeep Cherokee 6 Toyota Avalon (excludes hybrid variants) Ford F-150 Make/Model 2019 Maserati Levante GTS: Heart of gold East Liberty, Ohio Chevrolet Camaro At the end of all its research, Cars.com came up with a list of the 15 most American vehicles that a consumer can purchase. Now, thankfully this isn’t a list of the “Most ‘Merican cars” because that would just be a bunch of pictures of people in Firebirds doing burnouts in front of Dairy Queen.Topping out the Cars.com list for 2019 is the Jeep Cherokee. It’s screwed together in Belvidere, Illinois out of lots of American-made and sourced parts. We like the Cherokee because it’s more capable off-road than most compact crossover SUVs, and it’s got a simple-to-use infotainment system. Now you can like it because it contributes the most to the US economy.Enlarge ImageHonda’s long-serving Odyssey family hauler clocks in at no. 2 on the Cars.com list, beating out the likes of the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Camaro. Honda The next three vehicles on the list come from Japanese manufacturers — or, if you want to get specific, one Japanese manufacturer. This makes sense because Honda was an early participant in the rise of SUVs and minivans in the US and America’s “Chicken Tax” made importing these vehicles from the home market wildly unfeasible financially. Rounding out the top five is America’s sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette. The ‘Vette has been built in Bowling Green, Kentucky since time immemorial and will likely continue to be so for eons to come, even with the engine living behind the driver instead of in front of them. The Corvette has always been something of an oddity in US manufacturing with its extremely early adoption of fiberglass construction, and that’s helped to keep things close to home.What you won’t see on Cars.com’s list are any European manufacturers. Why is that? It’s not for lack of US vehicle production. BMW’s plant in Spartanburg is massive, as is Mercedes-Benz’ plant in Alabama. Volvo has a new US facility too; our own Andrew Krok has even been there. The key to their not making the list likely lies in the smaller sales volume they achieve (being luxury brands) and a lower percentage of American parts.So, if you’re out car shopping and you’re feeling particularly patriotic, don’t forget to check out what your friendly local Honda and Toyota dealers have on the lot, in addition to the usual domestic suspects. Now playing: Watch this: Chevrolet Ford Honda Jeep Toyota Acura Acura MDX (excludes hybrid variants) U.S. Assembly Plant Location(s) 28 Photos Roadshow’s favorite American-built vehicles 2019 Chevrolet Corvette convertible is a classic drop-top 14 More From Roadshow 10 Chevrolet Corvette Toyota Tundra Rank 7 The world is a complicated place, and that maxim also trickles down to the automotive industry. People like to “vote with their dollar” but doing so can be tricky with so many traditionally American manufacturers producing their vehicles overseas and so many foreign automakers building their US-market vehicles right here in the USA.So, what are you — as a consumer — supposed to do if you want to buy American? Maybe, more importantly, which vehicle can you buy that will have the most significant positive impact on the American economy? These are serious questions, but the folks from Cars.com decided to crunch a lot of numbers and get to the bottom of it, and it published the results on Tuesday. 1 Lincoln, Ala. 11 Chevrolet Coloradolast_img read more


Fiat Launches Linea TJet in India at ₹760 Lakh


first_imgItalian automobile giant Fiat has unveiled the much-awaited mid-size sedan Linea T-Jet in India with a price tag starting at ₹7.60 lakh.Fiat Group Automobiles India, which markets two models in the country, brought the powerful version of Linea T-Jet on Monday. It hopes to gain new tractions in the market with the relaunch of Linea T-Jet. The car packs 1.4 litre 1368 cc, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine which churns out peak power outputs of 112.5 bhp at 5,000 rpm and 207 Nm of torque at 2,200 rpm. The drivetrain of the vehicle is mated with a five-speed manual transmission system.Two variants of the vehicle, which were launched in the country are Dynamic and Emotion. While the base variant Dynamic is price at ₹7.60 lakhs, the top variant is priced ₹8.40 lakhs. Oncars India, which believed to have got the first look of all new Fiat Linea, reported that “Fiat has made no changes to the new Linea T-Jet, however the 2013 model comes with same set of updates as the standard Linea. Standard features now include automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers and audio system with remote.”Having a market share of just 0.3 percent in India, Fiat’s performance in the Indian auto market has been poor. The company is one of the first western carmakers to enter into the world’s seventh largest car market.Fiat with its new launches in the country targets to enlarge its market share to 1 percent by the end of 2013 and to 5 percent in the long run.last_img read more


Mezbah went missing two months ago


first_imgMezbah UddinOne of the suspected militants killed in the RAB raid in Dhaka’s Nakhalpara area on Friday, was identified as Mezbah Uddin alias Zahid.Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) conducted the raid in the building, approximately 100 yards away from the prime minister’s office where the three suspected militants were killed.According to Prothom Alo Comilla correspondent, Mezbah was from Hasnabad union of Monoharganj upazila of Comilla. Mezbah’s house is locally known as ‘Moulvibari’ in the area.Comilla’s Hasnabad union parishad chairman Kamal Hossain on Sunday night said Mezbah went missing from Dhaka two months ago. RAB director general Benazir Ahmed told reporters, two national identity cards with the same photo was recovered from one of the suspected militants. One of the ID cards had the name Zahid and the other had the name Sajib.Our Comilla correspondent said RAB picked up members of Mezbah’s family on Saturday morning for interrogation.Meanwhile RAB’s media wing in a mobile message to the media at 3:30pm Sunday afternoon, confirmed the identity of one of the three deceased suspected militants as Mezbah Uddin. Later, in another message around 6:30pm, RAB informed the media that Mezbah’s father, mother, brother and wife were on their way to Dhaka from Comilla for interrogation.Monohharganj police inspector (Investigation) Nazrul Islam said Mezbah was living in Dhaka for the last 15 years. He was a trader of used tyres in Syedabad, Dhaka and also had a shop.Nazrul Islam said Mezbah got married after last Ramadan. His wife is three months pregnant. Mezbah’s elderly father use to look after the house in Comilla, he added. Asked whether any general diary with Monoharganj police station was filed about Mezbah being missing, inspector Nazrul Islam said, Mezbah went missing from Dhaka and the GD was filed in Dhaka. Mezbah’s family, however, could not say anything about filing GD at any police station in Dhaka.RAB-3 commander Emranul Hasan told Prothom Alo that Mezbah was identified from his the fingerprints filed at their information centre. The other two suspected militants were not yet identified.last_img read more


Iran votes in verdict on Rouhanis economy


first_imgIranian presidential election candidates Hassan Rouhani and Ebrahim Raisi. AFPPolls opened in Iran on Friday with voters set to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani’s policy of opening up to the world and efforts to rebuild the stagnant economy.He faces stiff competition from hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi, 56, who has positioned himself as a defender of the poor and called for a much tougher line with the West.Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cast his ballot just minutes after polls opened at 8:00 am (0330 GMT).”The destiny of the country is in the hand of Iranians,” he told reporters as he voted in his compound in Tehran.Long lines had already formed at polling stations around the country.Rouhani, a 68-year-old moderate cleric, has sought to frame the election as a choice between greater civil liberties and “extremism”.He has pushed the boundaries over the past fortnight, criticising the continued arrest of reformist leaders and activists, and calling on security agencies not to interfere in the vote.Raisi says he will stick by the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, that saw curbs to Iran’s atomic programme in exchange for sanctions relief, but he points to the continued economic slump as proof that Rouhani’s diplomatic efforts have failed.”Instead of using the capable hands of our youths to resolve problems, they are putting our economy in the hands of foreigners,” Raisi said at a final rally in the holy city of Mashhad on Wednesday.Rouhani responded by calling on voters to keep hardliners away from Iran’s delicate diplomatic levers.”One wrong decision by the president can mean war and a correct decision can mean peace,” he said at his own Mashhad rally.The election comes at a tense moment in US-Iran relations.Rouhani gained a reprieve on Wednesday when the administration of US President Donald Trump agreed to continue waiving nuclear-related sanctions, keeping the deal on track for now.But Trump has launched a 90-day review of the accord that could see it abandoned, and is visiting Iran’s bitter regional rival Saudi Arabia this weekend.- Economic slump -“For me, Mr Rouhani’s dialogue with the world and moderation in society are very important,” said Zahra, a 32-year-old PhD student in food science.Under former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, “the sanctions really hurt us. It was hard to get lab equipment and very difficult to get visas to study abroad. Now my colleagues can travel to France and the US,” she said.Despite the global implications, it is the economy that has dominated the campaign.Rouhani has brought inflation down from around 40 percent when he took over in 2013, but prices are still rising by nine percent a year.Oil sales have rebounded since the nuclear deal took effect in January 2016, but growth in the rest of the economy has been limited, leaving unemployment at 12.5 percent overall, and almost 30 percent for young people.Rouhani has vowed to work towards the removal of remaining US sanctions that are stifling trade and investment deals with Europe and Asia, but he is unlikely to receive much assistance from Trump.Raisi has instead promised to triple cash hand-outs to the poor, hoping to pick up voters that once supported Ahmadinejad.Having proved too independent for the conservative establishment, Ahmadinejad was dramatically barred from standing by the Guardian Council last month as it disqualified all but six of the 1,636 people who signed up for the election.The presidential race has since narrowed to a two-horse race as other candidates either pulled out or called on their supporters to back Rouhani or Raisi.Two other candidates are still technically standing — conservative Mostafa Mirsalim and reformist Mostafa Hashemitaba — though they are not expected to win more than a few percent of the vote.Iranians are also voting for their local councils, with reformists particularly hoping to undo the conservatives’ narrow majority in Tehran.last_img read more


Retailers say The Last of Us launch delayed 6 weeks to June


first_imgThe Last of Us is one of the most highly anticipated releases for the PlayStation 3 this year, and probably one of the last big titles to hit the market before Sony roles out the PS4. We had to wait until December last year to find out the game’s release date, which was set as May 7. But now it seems gamers will have to endure a 6 week delay.There’s been no official confirmation of the delay from either Sony or developer Naughty Dog. However, GameStop is listing both the Standard and Survival Edition as launching on June 18. For some reason the $160 Post-Pandemic Edition still carries the May 7 release date.One store changing the release date may not be enough to convince everyone this is happening, but apparently there is also an email being sent out by Best Buy informing anyone who pre-ordered the game of the launch delay. So it seems we are just waiting for the official stamp from Sony that we won’t be seeing the game in May.We’ve already had Rockstar apologize by announcing GTA V is arriving in September and not in Spring as originally advertised. That was due to the game being massively ambitious and complex meaning the team needed more time to get it ready. The Last of Us isn’t going to be anywhere near as complex as a GTA title, but if Naughty Dog needs 6 weeks to add a final coat of polish to the game, I’m happy they are taking it.last_img read more


Bangkok designers draw attention for airpurifying bike idea


first_img Explore further (Phys.org) —Some observers are calling it “the photosynthesis bike.” The bike of interest is only a concept, not even a prototype yet, from designers in Bangkok. Nonetheless, in concept alone, it has captured a lot if imaginations, press coverage, and even picked up an award in the 2013 Red Dot competition for design concept. Dubbed “Air Purifier Bike,” from Bangkok-based Lightfog Creative and Design, the bicycle presents a next-level functionality to bicycles as environmentally sound vehicles—to the point where the rider not only uses a clean mode of transport but also helps to purify the air along with the ride. (The Red Dot Award for design concept is part of a professional design competition for design concepts and prototypes worldwide.) Silawat Virakul, Torsakul Kosaikul, and Suvaroj Poosrivongvanid are the designers behind the award-winning idea. They said their Air-Purifier Bike incorporates an air filter that screens dust and pollutants from the air, a photosynthesis system (including a water tank) that produces oxygen, an electric motor, and a battery. “While it is being ridden, air passes through the filter at the front of the bike, where it is cleaned before being released toward cyclist. The bike frame houses the photosynthesis system. When the bike is parked, the air-purifying functions can continue under battery power.”According to a report on the bicycle and the designers behind it on the Fast Company Co.Exist site, the designers presently have mock-ups, but they have not yet built a prototype; they plan to build one soon. “We want to design products which can reduce the air pollution in the city. So we decided to design a bike because we thought that bicycles are environmentally friendly vehicles for transportation,” said creative director Silawat Virakul in an email to Co.Exist. © 2013 Phys.org Citation: Bangkok designers draw attention for air-purifying bike idea (2013, December 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-12-bangkok-attention-air-purifying-bike-idea.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img More information: www.red-dot.sg/zh/online-exhib … e=923&y=2013&c=5&a=1www.fastcoexist.com/3023176/pu … -photosynthesis-bike If they were to advance their concept, they would be responding to many urban dwellers who are growing increasingly aware that bicycles ease pollution and are taking to bicycles for short-distance transportation. Earlier this year, Lucintel, a consulting and market research firm, analyzed the global bicycle industry in “Global Bicycle Industry 2013-2018: Trends, Profit, and Forecast Analysis.” They noted that government initiatives to promote cycling to reduce carbon emissions and noise pollution are a strong growth driver. In addition, bicycles’ energy efficiency, coupled with cycling as a fitness activity, will help propel demand during the forecast period. “Riding a bicycle can reduce traffic jam[s] in a city,” said Virakul. “Moreover, we wanted to add more value to a bicycle by adding its ability to reduce the pollution.” Bikes share space with cars at Detroit auto showlast_img read more


The Strange Case of Britains Roswell – UFO Sighting or Military Prank


first_imgThirty-eight years ago, a group of young American servicemen stationed in Suffolk, England, entered Rendlesham Forest to investigate some mysterious lights. What followed became known as “Britain’s Roswell,” and it subsequently became one of the most well-documented encounters between military personnel and what was believed to be an extraterrestrial craft. The incident occurred over the span of three days, in late December 1980, and occurred in Rendlesham Forest, east of Ipswich, where two different NATO air bases were being leased to the US Air Force, according to the incident’s official website.The East Gate at RAF Woodbridge, where the Rendlesham Forest UFO incident began. Photo by Taras Young CC BY-SA 4.0Over several days, American servicemen experienced a number of UFO incidents including radioactive anomalies and sightings by multiple witnesses. There were mysterious lights in the woods which appeared to emanate from a large, triangular, metallic object, according to one witness.Staff Sergeant Jim Penniston met two military police, Staff Sergeant Bud Stefens and Airman First Class John Burroughs, who reported seeing the lights in the woods.Map of the local area.Penniston wanted to investigate the lights that the two MPs had seen, concerned it could be a downed craft, but Stephens told him he had already seen the lights land, and he was so unsettled by what he saw that he didn’t want to go out for the investigation.Penniston and Burroughs went out to investigate accompanied by Airman First Class Cabansag, who had called in the incident. The three men drove to the forest where they saw the lights, going in on foot when they couldn’t drive any further.Memorandum by Lieutenant Colonel Charles Halt to the British Ministry of Defense regarding an incident in Rendlesham Forest, entitled “Unexplained Lights”.Cabansag stayed with the vehicle to be a communications relay, and the other men went in alone, eventually spotting a metallic craft of a sort Penniston had never seen, with white light coming from the top and bottom and flashing red and blue lights at the sides. Penniston reportedly took pictures of the craft from all sides and even put his hands on it. He later said that, although he couldn’t see any occupants inside, he felt that there was life present within it.When the men returned to Woodbridge Base and made their report, they were debriefed and told to forget they ever saw anything, but they returned to the site later, looking for physical evidence to back up what they saw.The Orfordness Lighthouse as seen from the south-west. A white shield blocked the light from the town of Orford but not from the forest where the sighting occurred. Photo by David Merrett CC BY 2.0When they found the site, it was full of broken branches and there were three dents in the ground where the craft had rested. Radiation testing showed that the levels of ambient radiation were markedly higher near the indentations where the craft had rested. Over the next couple of days, there were several other sightings of a craft moving around at great speed.And then the sightings stopped. Nothing of the sort was ever seen there again, but when the incident was made public, it received significant interest. No solid explanations for what had happened were ever proven.Forest clearing in the UFO Trail at Rendlesham Forest. Photo by Bluewave CC BY-SA 3.0Recently, however, a new explanation was put forward. It was all an elaborate prank by members of the British SAS.There are claims the whole thing was a hoax perpetrated by the SAS as retaliation for an event that had occurred in August of the same year. According to an article in the Telegraph, the SAS often tested US security by poking around the perimeter of the Woodbridge base.In August of 1980, an SAS troop parachuted into the base complex one night as part of their security probes. What they didn’t realize was that the base had recently upgraded their radar.Rendelsham (reconstitution).Even though the parachutes were black, making them nearly invisible to the human eye at night, they were picked up by the newly improved radar, and the British soldiers were promptly rounded up and taken for questioning. Members of the troop said later that they were beaten by their captor, who kept referring to them as “unidentified aliens,” refusing to believe who they really were.Eighteen hours after their capture, they were released after the British authorities got involved, but they were angry about their treatment and about being called aliens on their home soil. The troopers began to plot their revenge, deciding to base it on the word they found so inflammatory – aliens.The moment of so called “explosion” of the unknown craft in Rendlesham forest area. Photo by Димитър Найденов CC BY-SA 3.0The troopers reportedly rigged colored flares and lights among the trees in the forest and used black helium balloons attached to remote-controlled kits to rig the suspended elements.Apparently, that should have been the end of it, a bit of harmless fun, except for the fact that the base commander saw part of the display and was impressed enough to put in a report to the Minister of Defense’s office. That report triggered an investigation after someone in London remembered the August incident, inquiries were made, and the truth was uncovered.That’s the official story, but it still leaves some question marks. Penniston reported that the craft he not only saw, but touched, was about three meters across the base, and about two meters tall (about nine feet by six feet), which seems a bit large for balloons and kites to not just lift, but move speedily. Otherwise, the official story sounds plausible enough, if a bit sophomoric, but consider this…Read another story from us: Leaked ‘Majestic’ Documents and their Alleged Proof of a Vast UFO Cover-UpIf the incident really was a contact with an alien vessel, would either government admit it to the public?last_img read more


The world is coming…to the Sunshine Coast


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