Thursday, 11 December 2014

FRIDAY 12th DECEMBER 2014 06:02 GMT

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1. THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (12th December 1944)
On the Russian Front...
Soviet 2nd Ukrainian Front attacks north of Budapest
Soviet 3rd Ukrainian Front, including 46th Army transferred from 2nd Ukrainian Front, attacks south of Budapest

In the Arctic...
Norwegian corvette Tunsberg Castle is sunk by a mine 

In the Baltic...
In a bad day for the Kriegsmarine, two destroyers, a cargo ship and U-479 are sunk by mines, with U-416 sunk in a collision with a minesweeper

Germany...
Hitler postpones the Ardennes offensive to the 16th

On the Western Front...
US 1st Army captures Pier and attacks around Mariaweiler, Hoven, Dueren, and Derichsweiler
US 3rd Army fights around Dillengen, the Blies, Habkirchen, and Bliesbruck 
US 7th Army attacks at Bettviller, Soufflenheim, and Seltz
French 1st Army continues attacking Colmar pocket but in a scaled-down offensive

North Sea...
Kriegsmarine S-boat S-198 is sunk by patrolling Allied aircraft  

Greece...
Communist ELAS forces request a ceasefire

Italy...
General Harold Alexander is promoted to Field Marshal (backdated to 4 June 1944) and becomes Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theatre
British 8th Army is fighting around Fosso Vecchio canal and Naviglio canal 
British 13th Corps of US 5th Army is under attack around Monte Cerere 

Kenya...
General Kenneth Anderson takes command of East Africa Command

Chile...
Diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union are established

In the Pacific...
USMC aircraft attack a Japanese reinforcement convoy on its way to Leyte Island, sinking a destroyer and a transport.
Japanese aircraft attempt to attack a US convoy in Ormoc Bay but they are intercepted by USMC fighters and driven off with 11 claimed shot down
IJN destroyer Uzuki is sunk by USN PT-490 and PT-492 off Leyte Island
USN destroyer Caldwell is damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft off Leyte Island 

China...
Elements of Chinese 4th War Area recapture Nantan  

Burma...
RN Task Force 64 with destroyers Napier and Nepal and supporting warships bombard Japanese positions along the Arakan coast in support of 15th Corps operations  

Today's Air Raids...
Antwerp, Belgium by six V-2 rockets - one lands on a theatre causing 1000 casualties
Merseburg, Hanau, Aschaffenburg, Darmstadt and targets of opportunity in Germany by US 8th Air Force
Blechhammer, Austria by US 15th Air Force 
Witten, Essen and Osnabruk, Germany by RAF Bomber Command
Moravska-Ostrava, Czechoslovakia by US 15th Air Force 
Efman Airfield, New Guinea by US FEAF
Celebes Island and the Molucca Islands by US FEAF   
Negros Island and Mindanao Island on Japanese airfields by US FEAF 
Iwo Jima by US 7th Air Force
Kutkai supply depot, China by US 14th Air Force
Lashio supply depots, bridges at Namyao, Inailong and Kunlong, and Japanese positions, transportation targets, and supply depots around Sedo, Pale, Chaunggyi, Tada-u, Hsenwi, Shwebo, and Thabyetha, Burma by US 10th Air Force
Kaladan Valley Bridge, Burma by RAF aircraft
Chindwin River Bridge by Japanese aircraft

2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Blogging
Marketing campaign prep
Shift 1 of the Weekend Job
TV Comedy Night

Twitter Followers = 1,844 (up 2)
Non-followed Tweeps unfollowing = 0

Unfollowers Eliminated = 0
New Followers followed back = 2

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Spammers not followed back = 0    

3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
The abundant time to myself yesterday went mainly on a fruitless quest to solve a connectivity problem with my new Virgin Superhub 2! Fortunately, I could fall back on the old router so it was not a disaster, just a criminal waste of a day. 


The problem with computer glitches is that there are so many possible factors, it's very difficult to track down the culprit. Sometimes you just can't find the answer and this may be one of those. In any case I simply can't afford any more time on it, I've other stuff to do!

4. TODAY'S QUESTION FOR YOU
Is a current problem worth tackling?

5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Cloudy with isolated wintry showers in the morning and noon
Dry with clear spells thereafter
A moderate westerly will blow throughout. Frosty overnight
Max Temp = 2 degC
Min Temp = 1 degC
Sunrise at 08:15
Sunset at 15:46

Weathertrack: A depression in the North Sea will drive a weak weather front across Britain
Air Pressure: 988 millibars and rising

6. TODAY'S ONELINER
They were married by candle-light, but the marriage lasted only a wick. :D 

7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY! 
Milton Jones in Dublin

8. TRIVIA
A Harvard study showed that eating one serving of cooked oatmeal two to four times a week was linked to a 16% reduction in the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. One serving five or six times a week was linked to a 39% reduction in risk.

9. ZEN WISDOM
Each time you fall down, just get back up. If you can pick yourself up, you can also move forward. 
           

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