Saturday, 10 May 2014
SATURDAY 10th MAY 2014 08:00 BST
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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (10th May 1944)
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 4th Ukrainian Front attacks the remnants of German 17th Army in the Khersonnes peninsula in the Crimea, as the German evacuation continues.
General Johannes Blaskowitz takes command of German Army Group G
USN destroyers Charles F. Hughes and Hilary P. Jones bombard German positions at Anzio
In Washington DC...
James Forrestal is appointed Secretary of the Navy
In the Pacific...
USN submarine Cod sinks Japanese vessel Shohei Maru and IJN destroyer Karukaya
USN submarine Silversides sinks 2 cargo ships and a gunboat
In New Guinea...
The US beachhead in the Aitape sector is extended eastward to Marubian
Operation Ko-Go (Peking-Hankow Operation):
Japanese 1st Army advancing toward Mienchih and Hsinan, whilst 12th Army advances toward the Lo Ho valley
On the Salween front:
Chinese Y Force -- 11th Army Group and 20th Army Group with a total of twelve divisions -- begins crossing the Salween River into the corner of Yunnan adjacent to Burma held by Japanese 56th Infantry Division
Units of Japanese 33rd Army including elements of newly arrived 53rd Infantry Division preparing to assault the Chindit base at White City
Today's Air Raids...
Wiener-Neustadt, Germany by US 8th Air Force. 21 of 400 bombers (5%) are lost but US fighters claim 50 Luftwaffe fighters shot down - the Luftwaffe however reports only 12.
Ludwigshafen, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Northern France on transportation routes and military targets by US 9th Air Force and RAF Bomber Command, fighter patrols by RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
North Sea minelaying by RAF Bomber Command
Knin, Yugoslavia by US 15th Air Force
Jaluit Atoll, Truk Atoll Wotje Atoll and Ponape Island by US 7th Air Force
Truk Atoll by US 13th Air Force
Bougainville Island and Buka Island by US 13th Air Force
New Guinea on military targets by US 5th Air Force and RAAF
Rabaul and military targets on New Britain by Us 13th Air Force
Indochina on military targets by US 14th Air Force
Tengchung and military targets in China by US 14th Air Force
Myitkyina, Buthidaung and the Mogaung Valley, Burma by US 10th Air Force
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Shift 2 of the Weekend Job
Twitter Followers = 1,733 (up 3)
Nonfollowed eliminated = 0
Unfollowers eliminated = 0
New followers =2
@CynthiaLive, @illwah, @DianeCGibrian
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
I'd love to report profound cosmic experiences during meditation, but during meditation I'm just plain blank! It's the benefits of meditation that are more noticeable. The main benefit is to be able to calm my mind at will in quieter times, and to recover quickly when raw nerves are trodden on.
Meditation does not make me invincible but it certainly makes me more robust, both mentally and physically. With a new threat, albeit only periodically at the Weekend Job in the form of a nasty manager and the need to revitalize my Practice, meditation is more important than ever. I am committing myself to an hour daily.
4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Are you doing what you need to do in order to achieve a fulfilling life?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Showers, some heavy, throughout, with clear intervals
A moderate south-westerly will blow throughout.
Max Temp = 12 degC
Min Temp = 8 degC
Sunrise at 05:14
Sunset at 20:53
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
If someone calls you immature, he's just a stinky poo poo head : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Would I Lie To You - Was Hugh Dennis offered a job at Kellogg's?
Ancient Egyptians used softened papyrus as rudimentary tampons. Hippocrates notes that the Greeks used lint wrapped around wood. The modern tampon was invented by Dr. Earle Haas in 1929, which was called a “catamenial device” or “monthly device.” He trademarked the brand name Tampax.
9. ZEN WISDOM
No matter what the state of society or the times, each of us can contribute to peace in our immediate environment. We can do this by encouraging even one young person and enabling them to tap into their potential.