January 17, 2021

The Jam Poker

Sport Station

Nazi Germany’s Last Blitzkrieg

Search and rescue horses go out in all kinds of weather and all kinds of terrain searching for missing people, police evidence, drug plantations and almost anything else emergency services need found! There really are many more important things to worry about and better ways to go about bringing attention to things that they feel are worth bringing awareness to. I’ve found a lot of inspiration lately in the many of these music artists I’ve interviewed. One of the ones coming up soon was paralyzed by a tragic accident and he’s walking today. Singing too, of course. Stories of inspiration from people like that and other people in my life that I’m blessed to know have helped to motivate me into pursuing things I’d put off for far too long. In the Losheim Gap, a seven mile-mile pass on the northern edge of the Schnee Eifel, elite German SS tank units easily swept past scattered units of the 14th Cavalry Group. There were signs of panic and confusion everywhere among the retreating Americans, vehicles and artillery pieces rushed to get out of the way of the advancing Germans, or where just left abandoned to the German troops. The 99th Infantry Division another inexperienced outfit was receiving a bloody baptism of fire. The men of the 99th Division had known for some time that December 16th would be an exciting day, a group of entertainers for the USO, led by actress Marlene Dietrich, were scheduled to perform at the division headquarters the morning of the attack. As soon as the entertainers arrived they were quickly rushed out of the combat zone. Near the division headquarters, infantrymen of the 99th repelled waves of German infantry, but were finally overrun by tanks, which crushed some of the Americans in their foxholes. Nearly four hours after the German artillery had fired its first shell, General Omar Bradley, commander of the Twelfth Army Group, left his headquarters in the capital of Luxembourg bound for a meeting with the Allied Supreme Commander, General Dwight Eisenhower, unaware that the Germans were approaching less than twenty miles away from his location. This fact has lead many to believe that any cross between a cold blooded breed and a hot blooded breed will result in a Warmblood. I personally don’t believe this to be the case. There is a type called the Draft-Cross that fits this description more accurately. If you’ve been around many of these crosses you will know how widely they vary. Some remain far too heavy to be a sport horse while others appear to have no draft in them at all. Fortnite is the battle-royale game to beat. In fact, Epic Games confirmed in early 2020 that Fortnite hosted an incredible 12.3 million concurrent players in one record-breaking session, thanks to an in-game Travis Scott concert. Fortnite’s popularity is off the charts.

Horse racing is called the sport of kings for a reason, as everyone should experience the thrill of seeing the horses gallop around the track. In fact, between it feeling like the ground is shaking for just a second as those beautiful horses round the turn, to the cheer of the crowd as they inch close to the final stretch, it’s one of the most enchanting things to watch take place. Many theories have been put forward as to why the horse collapsed in such dramatic fashion, at first it was rumour that Devon Loch had suffered a heart attack. However, the Aintree course vet ruled this out. Dick Francis maintains to this day that the cause of the collapse was the immense noise made by the crowd in the home straight as it became clear to the punters on course that the Queen Mother was going to get her first National winner! It may seem strange to younger generations but the Queen Mother was a hugely loved and respected by the general public and particularly those who shared her passion for horse racing. Short videos are easier to consume even when a user is short on time or is just sifting through his social media feed. Not to mention that short videos are less expensive to create and publish to social networking sites. By midday December 17,1944, Peiper’s combat group was approaching the crossroads hamlet of Baugnez, Belgium two and a half miles south of Malmedy. The roads were log jammed with American vehicles traveling in all directions. From the smashed front line came trucks, jeeps, and staff cars heading westward, fleeing the advancing Germans. At the same time, combat units with tanks and infantry sent to restore order were swimming against the tide, fighting to advance eastward to stop the Germans. In spite of popular myth, most modern “broncs” are not in fact wild horses, but are more commonly spoiled riding horses citation needed or horses bred specifically as bucking stock. Suddenly it kicked into life and the images of suffering in the shacks and the language of universal dignity made any talk of a plot ludicrous. The space was won. Ashraf Cassiem, who spent some of his childhood in the area but is now a key militant in the Tafelsig Anti-Eviction Campaign in Cape Town, gave a quietly powerful speech arguing that the colonial war unleashed on the people of this country has continued through apartheid and into the parliamentary democracy. Black collaboration, he argued, doesn’t disguise it. This year alone, Irish Olympic Dressage Rider, Judy Reynolds pulled off a stunning performance in the FEI Dressage European Championships 2019 to secure the Irish dressage team their first-ever place at the Olympics (Tokyo 2020). In doing so, Judy set a new Irish Grand Prix record scoring an impressive 76.351%. This streak of class continued through the week where Judy set a new Irish International record in the Grand Prix Special, finishing 5th with a score of 78.2% and again setting a new Irish record in the Freestyle to Music finishing 5th with a score of 85.5%. Earlier in the year, Judy finished third in the FEI World Cup Grand Prix in Germany. This is the first time an Irish rider has succeeded in a podium finish in a FEI World Cup in Europe. This year Judy has set the Irish dressage world on fire. We are privileged to get the chance to hear first-hand, her journey so far to the main stage.