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'Good laws have to be implemented'
A set of guidelines, known as the Nuremberg Principles, were created by the UN’s International Law Commission at the end of the Second World War. They were first utilized during the Major War Criminals Trials that began November 20, 1945 and ended October 1, 1946. Of the 24 Nazis indicted, 12 were sentenced to death by hanging, one in absentia, and the rest given prison sentences ranging from 10 years to life behind bars. Ten went to the noose on October 16, 1946. Remarkably, Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring managed to cheat the hangman by taking a cyanide pill, the night before.
Rash doubles help declarer
Percy (Shorty) Sheardown, a member of the ACBL Hall of fame, was a great Canadian bridge player, renowned as a brilliant card player. In 1948, he became Canada’s first Life Master. Throughout the 50s and 60s he won many national titles in partnership with Bruce Elliott and teammates Eric Murray and Sami Kehela. Sheardown passed away in 1993.
Funny Side Up: Your ego is no amigo
Ever notice how some writers, especially bad ones, may start an essay with the words, ‘Ever notice?”? (Did I need a second question mark there?) Ever notice there are some people who can talk about themselves in an entire conversation but not even once ask you anything about yourself? I have known certain people for decades, who have never asked me where I was born or what I do for a living or (in extreme cases) what’s my name? I had a friend for years who thought I was someone else. (I don’t know what that means.) You know the type? – People who will talk forever about themselves, but never take any interest in you. I call those self-centred types – ego amigos.
Changing TV channels, I caught a gentleman accepting some sort of award, ending his remarks by saying how much he looks forward to striking up conversation with a stranger in a bar. Shortly after, columnist and commentator David Brooks admitted on PBS how he looks forward to standing at a crowded bar… and being ignored by the bartender.
Pet Shop Boys: Further Listening
This week I’m mining more treasure from the music collection of Dave Vachon (former veteran journalist and news editor with the Belleville Intelligencer). As keeper of Dave’s collection, I’m still discovering music that I’ve never heard, particularly from the realms of British New Wave music and mostly from the 1980s.
SILVER THREADS: Raising awareness of elder abuse
It’s summertime at Silver Threads Seniors Club in Petawawa and along with the lockdown of our facility, we usually maintain a “slowdown” of most of the activities at this time of the year. Until further notice from our government, we have to continue to operate online with our activities. We will continue to offer frozen meals from Griffith Farm and Market and Faye has purchased a new supply of food items for your convenience.
VALLEY PULPIT: From suicidal junkie to helping others overcome drug addiction
Drug abuse. Many of us can hardly imagine what it would be like to be addicted to some substance such as cocaine or heroin. We don’t know what it is to be so desperate that we’ll beg, borrow or steal to get money to support our habit. We are far removed from a lifestyle that too often leads to despair and early death.
Freeholder at 175: Fire razes orphanage housing CAS wards
On Friday, May 5, 1950, a column on the left-hand side of the Standard Freeholder’s city and district news front page boasted the headline: “Mayor’s Orphanage Relief Fund Being Swelled By Donations,” because Cornwall had suffered another tragic fire.