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  • Staff of Moses 'found' in Birmingham

    04/12/2002 4:36:22 PM PDT · by vannrox · 28 replies · 794+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 11 April, 2002, 17:27 GMT 18:27 UK | BBC Staff
    Staff of Moses 'found' in Birmingham Was Moses was an Egyptian official called Tuthmosis? An ancient staff in a British museum may be connected to the Biblical figure of Moses, a new book claims. Coventry writer Graham Phillips believes the staff, on display at Birmingham Museum, belonged to the historical Egyptian official Tuthmosis, whose life had strong parallels with the Moses of the Bible. "I am certain that this is the actual staff that the Bible asserts Moses used to perform the miracles of the Exodus," he told BBC News Online. But his claims are disputed by the curator...
  • West Midlands Police praised for action on female genital mutilation and forced marriages

    12/10/2015 9:25:42 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 1 replies
    Coventry Telegraph ^ | 9 Dec 2015 | Ben Eccleston
    West Midlands Police has been praised for leading the fight against forced marriages , honour based violence and female genital mutilation (FGM). A new report from police watchdog HM Inspectorate of Constabulary found that the force was one of only three across the entire country which were “prepared” in all areas of protecting people from harm from these “often hidden and under reported crimes”. Leadership, offender management and victim care were just some of the areas scrutinised by the independent body which spoke to survivors, questioned staff and analysed policies. The report also identified the region as having the highest...
  • An Anglo-Saxon Tale: Lady Godiva

    01/03/2015 7:29:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 80 replies
    BBC ^ | before 2015 | unattributed
    Lady Godiva was married to Leofric, the 'grim' Earl of Mercer and Lord of Coventry, a man of great power and importance. The chronicler Florence of Worcester mentions Leofric and Godiva, but does not mention her famous ride, and there is no firm evidence connecting the rider with the historical Godiva. In 1043 the Earl and Countess founded a Benedictine house for an abbot and 24 monks on the site of St Osburg's Nunnery, which had been destroyed by the Danes in 1016... Earl Leofric laid his founding charter upon the newly consecrated altar, which not only granted the foundation,...
  • Social Equity Disguised As Economic Development

    11/30/2014 3:55:34 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-30-14 | Warren Beatty
    Ever heard of "RhodeMap RI"? It's HUD's attempt to introduce social equity in Rhode Island. Rhode Island won a $1.9-million grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2011. With that grant, the state developed RhodeMap RI. The result is social engineering at its best. The plan calls for residents to live in "growth centers," densely packed urban centers that are going to be "futuristic, clean, prosperous." That's what the plan says. Sounds like another public housing project to me. Can anyone say "Cabrini Green?" RhodeMap RI is meant to identify "infill and development" areas that are...
  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies - Top Opinion Story ^ | September 24, 2012 | Liana Whitehead
    SNIPPET: "New York City is the center of a public uproar as Internet blogger Pamela Gellar rises with an anti-jihad ad campaign." SNIPPET: "Gellar and her group are protesting the Jihad, which in definition is the religious duty of Muslims. According to the Dictionary of Islam, jihad is defined as A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad . . . enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims. The literal meaning of jihad, according to the British Broadcasting Network, is struggle or effort, and it means much more than...
  • Coventry Carol (In Honor of the Holy Innocents, the First Martyrs for Christ)

    12/31/2008 12:17:16 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies · 452+ views
    "The Slaughter of the Holy Innocents," by Duccio di Buoninsegna, 14th century, taken from Even before they learn to speak, they proclaim Christ The feast of the Holy Innocents, who died as martyrs for Christ at the hand of wicked King Herod's men [see Matthew 2: 16-18], fell on a Sunday this year, so they weren't commemorated during Mass this year. However, the memory of these blessed souls in Heaven came to mind as I listened to a favorite Christmas carol of mine, "Coventry Carol." An entry on the BBC's website about the carol related the following: The carol probably...
  • 2,300 jobs lost Peugeot shuts car plant

    04/18/2006 2:22:28 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 53 replies · 1,115+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 4-18-06
    French car giant Peugeot-Citroen is to end production at one of its main UK factories with the loss of 2,300 jobs. The factory at Ryton in Coventry will stop making the Peugeot 206 model next year. The decision was given to union officials who had been summoned to a meeting with company bosses. Union sources said they had been fearing bad news but expressed shock at the scale of the announcement. Derek Simpson, general secretary of Amicus, said: "This is disastrous news for British manufacturing. It is inconceivable that workers in France would be laid off on this scale....
  • Dig those lifestyle trends of years ago! (Archaeological Dig in Coventry)

    03/27/2005 5:00:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 447+ views
    icCoventry ^ | Mar 24 2005 | Samantha Clarke
    A team of archaeologists is hoping to unearth evidence of medieval Coventry's haves and have-nots. The 12-strong team from North-amptonshire Archaeology is heading a four-month dig looking at the city's past ahead of the multimillion-pound Belgrade Plaza regeneration scheme. The development is set to include new apartments, retail and leisure space, as well as hotels and a casino. Work on the improvement and expansion of Leigh Mills car park has already been started by developer Oakmoor Deeley but the archaeological survey needs to be carried out before work begins on the new plaza. Iain Soden, senior project officer for Northamptonshire...