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Susan Hayward was born Edythe Marrener in Brooklyn, New York, on June 30, 1917. Her father was a transportation worker, and Susan lived a fairly comfortable life as a child, but the precocious little redhead had no idea of the life that awaited her. She attended public school in Brooklyn, where she graduated from a commercial high school that was intended to give students a marketable skill. She had planned on becoming a secretary, but her plans changed. She started doing some modeling work for photographers in the NYC area. By 1937, her beauty in full bloom, she went to Hollywood when the nationwide search was on for someone to play the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind (1939). Although she--along with several hundred others aspiring Scarletts--lost out to Vivien Leigh, Susan was to carve her own signature in Hollywood circles. In 1937 she got a bit part in Hollywood Hotel (1937). The bit parts continued all through 1938, with Susan playing, among other things, a coed, a telephone operator and an aspiring actress. She wasn't happy with these bit parts, but she also realized she had to "pay her dues". In 1939 she finally landed a part with substance, playing Isobel Rivers in the hit action film Beau Geste (1939). In 1941 she played Millie Perkins in the offbeat thriller Among the Living (1941). This quirky little film showed Hollywood Susan's considerable dramatic qualities for the first time. She then played a Southern belle in Cecil B. DeMille's Reap the Wild Wind (1942), one of the director's bigger successes, and once again showed her mettle as an actress. Following that movie, she starred with Paulette Goddard and Fred MacMurray in The Forest Rangers (1942), playing tough gal Tana Mason. Although such films as Jack London (1943), And Now Tomorrow (1944) and Deadline at Dawn (1946) continued to showcase her talent, she still hadn't gotten the meaty role she craved. In 1947, however, she did, and received the first of five Academy Award nominations, this one for her portrayal of Angelica Evans in Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947). She played the part to the hilt, and many thought she would take home the Oscar, but she lost out to Loretta Young for The Farmer's Daughter (1947). In 1949 Susan was nominated again for My Foolish Heart (1949) and again was up against stiff competition, but once more her hopes were dashed when Olivia de Havilland won for The Heiress (1949). Now, however, with two Oscar nominations under her belt, Susan was a force to be reckoned with. Good scripts finally started to come her way and she chose carefully because she wanted to appear in good quality productions. Her caution paid off, as she garnered yet a third nomination in 1953 for With a Song in My Heart (1952). Later that year she starred as Rachel Donaldson Robards Jackson in The President's Lady (1953). She was superb as Andrew Jackson's embittered wife, who dies before he was able to take office as President of the United States. After her fourth Academy Award nomination for I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955), Susan began to wonder if she would ever take home the coveted gold statue. She didn't have much longer to wait, though. In 1958 she gave the performance of her lifetime as real-life California killer Barbara Graham in I Want to Live! (1958), who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in the gas chamber. Susan was absolutely riveting in her portrayal of the doomed woman. Many film buffs consider it to be one of the finest performances of all time, and this time she was not only nominated for Best Actress but won. After that role she appeared in about one movie a year. In 1972 she made her last theatrical film, The Revengers (1972). She had been diagnosed with cancer, and the disease finally claimed her life on March 14, 1975, in Hollywood. She was 57.
[ToloNews] At least four people including two members of the Islamic Emirate’s forces were maimed in a blast that took place near an electronic identity center in PD 13 of capital Kabul, a security official said.
Abdul Rahman Nafay, commander of PD13, told TOLOnews that the blast was due to explosives placed in a cycle of violence.
He said that three perpetrators have been arrested in connection with the incident and an investigation is underway.
"The blast happened near the identity center, where the woman and children came to get identity cards. There was no military there. They set up a magnetic bomb on the cycle of violence," Nafay said.
[GEO.TV] Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... fighters beat women protesters and had gun sex on Saturday as they violent mostly peacefully dispersed a rare rally in the Afghan capital, days ahead of the first anniversary of the group's return to power.
Since seizing control on August 15 last year, the Taliban have rolled back the marginal gains made by women during two decades of US intervention in Afghanistan.
About 40 women — chanting "bread, work and freedom" — marched in front of the education ministry building in Kabul, before the fighters dispersed them by firing their guns into the air, an AFP correspondent reported.
Some women protesters who took refuge in nearby shops were chased and beaten by Taliban fighters with their rifle butts.
The demonstrators carried a banner which read "August 15 is a black day" as they demanded rights to work and political participation.
"Justice, justice. We’re fed up with ignorance," they chanted, many not wearing face veils.
"Unfortunately, the Taliban from the intelligence service came and had gun sex," said Zholia Parsi, one of the organisers of the march.
"They dispersed the girls, tore our banners and confiscated the mobile phones of many girls."
But protester Munisa Mubariz vowed to continue fighting for women’s rights.
"If the Taliban want to silence this voice, it’s not possible. We will protest from our homes," she said.
Some journalists covering the demonstration — the first women’s rally in months — were also beaten by the Taliban fighters, an AFP correspondent saw.
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08/14/2022 00:00 ||
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[AlAhram] Libyan authorities said Saturday they found at least 15 migrants colonists dead in the desert on the borders with Sudan, the latest tragedy involving migrants colonists seeking a better life in Europa ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... via perilous journeys through the conflict-wrecked nation.
The Department for Combating Irregular Migration in the southeastern city of Kufra said the migrants colonists were on their way from Sudan to Libya when their vehicle broke down due to lack of fuel.
The agency said nine other migrants colonists survived while two remain missing in the desert. There were women and kiddies among the migrants colonists, but the agency did not elaborate on how many. It also did not reveal causes of the migrants colonists' death, but said they did not have enough food and water.
It said the migrants colonists were all Sudanese, from a country in turmoil for years. The migrants colonists likely attempted to reach western Libya in efforts to board trafficking boats to Europe.
The agency posted images on Facebook showing bodies purportedly of the dead migrants colonists who were later burned in the desert.
The tragedy was the latest in Libya's sprawling desert. In June, authorities in Kufra said they found the bodies of 20 migrants colonists who they said died of thirst in the desert after their vehicle broke down close to the border with Chad.
Libya has in recent years emerged as the dominant transit point for migrants colonists fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East. The oil-rich country plunged into chaos following a NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all.... -backed uprising that toppled and killed longtime autocrat Muammar Qadaffy ...who single-handedly turned a moderately prosperous kingdom into a dictator's fantasyland and was then murdered by his indignant subjects 42 years later... in 2011.
Human traffickers in recent years have benefited from the chaos in Libya, smuggling in migrants colonists across the country's lengthy borders with six nations. The migrants colonists are then packed into ill-equipped rubber boats and set off on risky sea voyages.
[SDUT] 24 vehicles were burned across the region including 15 in Tijuana; 17 arrests made in connection with mayhem
Thousands of National Guard soldiers patrolled the streets of Tijuana Saturday after armed and hooded criminals effectively shut down the city the night before by forcing passengers off public transportation across the state and setting taxis ablaze.
At least 24 vehicles were charred across Baja California, including 15 in Tijuana. Some were public transportation vehicles while others were privately owned, local authorities said. In some cases, the burned vehicles were left to block roadways. Vehicle fires were also reported in Mexicali, Rosarito Beach, Tecate and Ensenada.
Meanwhile, messages began circulating on social media, purportedly from the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación, declaring that it was implementing a curfew in Tijuana. The posts told residents that they should go home or risk being attacked.
The U.S. Consul General in Tijuana advised Americans to seek shelter and to avoid traveling to the city. Many people shuttered their business or left the Xolos soccer game early Friday night. There were no reports of injuries.
The fiery demonstrations in Baja California mirrored similar bouts of violence and mayhem in Jalisco and Guanajuato earlier this week, stunning residents across the country and crystalizing the ability of criminal organizations in Mexico to unleash violence, shatter normalcy and shut down cities without hesitation.
...yet another tentacle of the international Black Bloc/anarcho-communist syndicate that includes Antifa and Black Lives Matter, Inc. Extinction Rebellion (XR) is reportedly present in fifty countries and receives much of its funding from hedge fund manager Sir Chris Hohn and the Climate Emergency Fund founded by Rory Kennedy (daughter of former U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy) and Aileen Getty (a granddaughter of former U.S. oil businessman Jean Paul Getty)...
targeted courses in Vieille-Toulouse and Blagnac
The group said golf was the 'leisure industry of the most privileged'
French residents are banned from watering their gardens or washing their cars in some areas, but the golf industry is except from the nation-wide water ban
Half of EU land is currently under a drought warning because of heatwaves
Dozens of protesters attempted to block the Kattwyk Railway Bridge leading to the harbour in Hamburg
Police said some used pepper spray, before they used it back and employed batons to disperse the blockade
The sit-down protest was one in a series of demonstrations involving more than 1,000 people across the city
The eco-mob, led by Ende Gelande - which translates to 'here and no further' -was protesting against climate crisis and new LNG terminals being built
Ahead of their action, Extinction Rebellion, who were also involved, said: 'We are blocking a central hub of German foreign trade here to draw attention to the consequences of modern colonialism.'
The sit-down on the bridge was one in a series of blockades involving more than 1,000 people at different locations, designed to 'interrupt cargo traffic' in protest against 'the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure and colonial supply chains.'
The police's tough stance is in stark contrast to British forces, whose officers will often merely 'observe' as the likes of Insulate Britain cause nine-mile tailbacks with their 'sit-down protests' on major roads, or while Just Stop Oil zealots glue their hands to historic artworks at the National Gallery.
[Shafaq News] A group of ISIS Lions of Islam bombed the residence of a village's headman and kidnapped a child in northeastern Kirkuk, ... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time... a source revealed on Saturday.
The source told Shafaq News Agency that Lions of Islam affiliated with the terrorist organization attacked the village of al-Sumoud in the Daquq district.
The attackers bombed the residence of the village's headman, kidnapped the son of the local school's principal, and fled to an unknown destination.
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08/14/2022 05:01 ||
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Police on Sunday morning announced the arrest of the suspected terrorist who maimed seven people, including two seriously, in a shooting attack outside Jerusalem’s Old City overnight.
Following an hours-long manhunt, police said in a statement that the suspect turned himself in along with the gun apparently used in the shooting. A photo of the weapon released by police showed a pistol on the floor of a car.
The statement did not specify where the suspect turned himself in. Security forces had been carrying out searches in the Silwan neighborhood outside the Old City, where the suspect allegedly fled after firing on a bus and cars close to a parking lot near the Western Wall.
According to Hebrew media reports, the suspect is an East Jerusalem resident who took a cab to a cop shoppe where he turned himself in. He was identified as Amir Sidawi, 26. Reports said he had no previous security record, but had been enjugged You have the right to remain silent... for five years for criminal offenses.
The Walla news site reported that three of the suspect’s relatives were arrested, including his mother.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.