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What Britain listens to at midnight on New Year's Eve - WVXU

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 02:50 PM PST


What Britain listens to at midnight on New Year's Eve
WVXU
For many people in Britain, there is one sound that signals the start of the new year: The chimes of the clock tower in Parliament Square in London, better known as Big Ben — although technically that name only refers to the bell itself. For more than ...

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Gun shop owner: No ammunition sales on New Year's Eve - The Detroit News

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 02:31 PM PST


The Detroit News

Gun shop owner: No ammunition sales on New Year's Eve
The Detroit News
Nicholas Hood III, pastor of Plymouth United Church of Christ in Detroit, has for the past few years hosted a campaign called "Ring in the New Year with a Bell, Not a Bang" in an effort to reduce accidental gunshots. Kucyk said many people may be ...

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Look back at stories that dominated 2014 - Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 01:46 PM PST


Look back at stories that dominated 2014
Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier
Other important stories included development of the Pepperell Center, the Lincoln Mill clock tower restoration effort, installation of a pedestrian bridge over the Saco River, and cleanup of the former site of the Maine Energy Recovery Company. ... In ...

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Kids celebrate New Year's at noon - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 01:25 PM PST


Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Kids celebrate New Year's at noon
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
“Do good at wrestling practice,” he said. Devin blinked and busied himself ... When it finally did drop, the room erupted with cheers, ringing bells and a loud bang as a popper discharged confetti into the popcorn-scented air. Down the hall, Jaxson ...

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Groove Foundry to get funky in Tahoe City - Tahoe Daily Tribune

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 12:28 PM PST


Tahoe Daily Tribune

Groove Foundry to get funky in Tahoe City
Tahoe Daily Tribune
“Influencers of this danceable groove foundry are James Brown, James Taylor Quintet, Karl Denson, Liquid Soul, Chris Isaak, Santana, Eddie Harris, David Sanborn, Archie Bell, War, The Crusaders, Maceo Parker, Coltrane, Hubbard and so many more.”.

Best bets: Ring in the new year with these fun events - Belleville News Democrat

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 11:39 AM PST


Best bets: Ring in the new year with these fun events
Belleville News Democrat
1914, the 100th anniversary of Belleville, began with bell ringing at the Public Square. One hundred years later, ... The 2015 New Year's Day Bugle Bash will begin at noon today at Crehan's Irish Pub, 5500 North Belt West in Belleville. The National ...

East Spencer Community Center Destroyed In Fire - TWC News

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 10:52 AM PST


TWC News

East Spencer Community Center Destroyed In Fire
TWC News
Crews hosed down hotspots throughout the night setting up a command center at a nearby church. Crews from Salisbury and nearby towns all responded using at least 250,0000 gallons of water. People who went to school here when it was North Rowan are ...

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Pope ends 2014 with an examination of conscience, above all on the poor - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 10:28 AM PST


Pope ends 2014 with an examination of conscience, above all on the poor
Crux: Covering all things Catholic
During his noontime Angelus address tomorrow, Francis is expected to ask the crowd assembled in St. Peter's Square to listen to the ringing of a famous Italian bell in the province of Trent erected to commemorate the fallen of the First World War, and ...

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Beach parties, fireworks: World rings in new year - The Columbian

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 10:21 AM PST


The Columbian

Beach parties, fireworks: World rings in new year
The Columbian
Other Indonesian cities have opted to cancel or tone down their celebrations. Surabaya's Mayor Tri Rismaharini banned any kind of New Year entertainment in Indonesia's second-largest city, where most of the 162 people on the AirAsia flight that crashed ...

Spending New Year's Eve at the bar? Take a taxi voucher - Nunatsiaq News

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 10:12 AM PST


Nunatsiaq News

Spending New Year's Eve at the bar? Take a taxi voucher
Nunatsiaq News
... out New Year's Eve. (PHOTO BY KENNY BELL). If you're ringing in the New Year tonight in Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet or Cambridge Bay and you plan to celebrate with a few drinks, you might have some help getting home. ... If you're celebrating at one of ...

Photo: The Canadian Press - Castanet.net

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 09:15 AM PST


Castanet.net

Photo: The Canadian Press
Castanet.net
Amnesty International says Saudi Arabia has one of the highest execution rates in the world. The group lists 79 executions in Saudi Arabia in 2013 and 2012, and 82 in 2011 and 2010. The London-based rights group says at least 69 people were executed in ...

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Firing guns on New Year's — a perilous, time-honored tradition - Indianapolis Star

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 09:09 AM PST


Indianapolis Star

Firing guns on New Year's — a perilous, time-honored tradition
Indianapolis Star
Much of the noise seems to come from semi-automatic weapons. ... sec., a sufficient force to penetrate the human skull and cause serious injury or death," said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which studied the custom in Puerto Rico on ...

Former Shell exec Mark Carne in firing line again - Royal Dutch Shell plc .com

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 09:06 AM PST


Royal Dutch Shell plc .com

Former Shell exec Mark Carne in firing line again
Royal Dutch Shell plc .com
I revealed that ESDV leak-off tests were purposely falsified, not once but many times and that Brent Bravo platform management had admitted responsibility for the dangerous practices being followed. In response to my team ringing alarm bells ...

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A look back at Lincoln in 2014 - Niagarathisweek.com

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 08:58 AM PST


Niagarathisweek.com

A look back at Lincoln in 2014
Niagarathisweek.com
All f the original trees on the site will remain in place and the school bells from the current school will be placed in the new building. May: • Campden residents came out in full force against ... When that person is in his teens and in peak physical ...

World begins ringing in 2015 - Macro Insider

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 08:43 AM PST


World begins ringing in 2015
Macro Insider
Nonetheless, Sydneysiders were encouraged to celebrate as usual. In New Zealand, a giant clock on Auckland's landmark Sky Tower structure counted down the minutes till the New Year, with a massive fireworks display launching from the tower at midnight.

How 2014 Became the Year of Mindfulness - The New Republic

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 08:28 AM PST


The New Republic

How 2014 Became the Year of Mindfulness
The New Republic
The ancient Buddhist concept of mindfulness has been gaining traction in secular Western culture for decades, but it may have reached a peak in 2014. ... Google hosts “mindful lunches,” taken in silence save for the ringing of bells. In February, “The ...

A new tour welcomes new Americans and those born here to ground zero of US ... - PennLive.com

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 08:15 AM PST


PennLive.com

A new tour welcomes new Americans and those born here to ground zero of US ...
PennLive.com
How many amendments does the U. S. Constitution have? ... The self-guided tour has 13 stops, five of them free. ... "But the old wooden tower was in such bad shape that they were afraid to send someone up to the ring the bell," Mauger said. ... At the ...

Cities around the world ring in New Year - Fox News

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 08:04 AM PST


Fox News

Cities around the world ring in New Year
Fox News
In New Zealand, a giant clock on Auckland's landmark Sky Tower structure counted down the minutes until the New Year, with a huge fireworks display launching from the tower at midnight. Beijing counted down the New Year at an event in the Olympic Park ...
Beach parties, fireworks: World rings in new year TheNewsTribune.com

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IT'S OUR HISTORY: Father Time, Baby New Year - Lake Placid News

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 06:01 AM PST


Lake Placid News

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Father Time, Baby New Year
Lake Placid News
As he vanisht and the peel of the bells proclaimed 1913, the fairylike little New Year appeared in a glow of light with greetings. ... With the addition of the Agora Theater, the orchestra could now lead revelers in singing songs to ring in the New ...

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Dr. Jack prepares to deep-six his beeper - Addison County Independent

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 05:48 AM PST


Addison County Independent

Dr. Jack prepares to deep-six his beeper
Addison County Independent
The physician-in-training was arrested in Chicago while tending to an injured demonstrator during an anti-Vietnam War protest in 1969. He was charged with interfering with an ... But Mayer's VW broke down along the way, and of course there were no cell ...

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Attitude Column: Will We Get Married in 2015? - Dale & Co.

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 05:27 AM PST


Attitude Column: Will We Get Married in 2015?
Dale & Co.
As a child I was confirmed into the Church of England – I was even a camponologist (a bellringer, for the uninitiated). Well, it was either that or being a choirboy. The least said about that the better. I like going to harvest festivals and to me, a ...

New Year's Eve 2014: live - Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 05:27 AM PST


NEWS.com.au

New Year's Eve 2014: live
Telegraph.co.uk
"For decades a live possum has been shoved into a clear plastic container and then lowered by rope as the New Year is counted in. But animal ... ""The 9pm 'family fireworks' at Coogee beach in Sydney drew a huge crowd this year, with lots of kids and ...
Photo: The Canadian Press Castanet.net

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Limerick set to welcome the New Year in style - Limerick Leader

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 05:01 AM PST


Limerick Leader

Limerick set to welcome the New Year in style
Limerick Leader
For more than 100 years, people have gathered outside the Protestant cathedral to ring in the New Year in Limerick - and that tradition shows no sign of abating, according to Mike Pomeroy, the church tower keeper. ... “The heaviest bell rings 12 times ...

Your guide to all the games - Spalding Guardian

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 04:28 AM PST


Spalding Guardian

Your guide to all the games
Spalding Guardian
First Division South: Goole v Lincoln, Gresley v Mickleover Sports, Loughborough Dynamo v Coalville, Market Drayton v Kidsgrove, Newcastle v Norton, Rainworth Miners Welfare v Sheffield, Romulus v Sutton Coldfield, Spalding v Carlton, Stafford v Leek ...

Celebratory peal as Charlton-on-Otmoor bellringer marks 50 years in steeple - The Oxford Times

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 03:56 AM PST


Celebratory peal as Charlton-on-Otmoor bellringer marks 50 years in steeple
The Oxford Times
AFTER 50 years of ringing the bells at his village church, William Haynes has no plans to give up the family tradition. William Haynes, from Charlton-on-Otmoor, this year ... Half a century on and the 76-year-old is still ringing out as the Church of ...

Twenty families receive Christmas surprise - Rapid City Journal

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 03:49 AM PST


Rapid City Journal

Twenty families receive Christmas surprise
Rapid City Journal
The United Methodist Church in Belle Fourche volunteered their community room for the wrapping project. But those who had the joy of delivering the packages probably were the most blessed. It is hard to place gifts on the front porch of a home, ring a ...

Glittery fireworks, beach parties, and watching a giant pine cone drop: World ... - 680 News

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 03:19 AM PST


680 News

Glittery fireworks, beach parties, and watching a giant pine cone drop: World ...
680 News
After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year. Across the globe ... In New Zealand, a giant clock ...

New Year's Food Traditions from Around the World - Boise Weekly

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 03:10 AM PST


Boise Weekly

New Year's Food Traditions from Around the World
Boise Weekly
Whether you choose to chug a bottle of bubbly or watch a sparkling spud slowly descend from the sky, you'll be joined by revelers around the world ringing in the new year with unique traditions involving food and booze. Here are some New Year's food ...

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Review of the Year - our look back at the stories which made the news in ... - Wells Journal

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 02:53 AM PST


Wells Journal

Review of the Year - our look back at the stories which made the news in ...
Wells Journal
Councillor Peter Yusen took his oath and pledged his commitment to Axbridge as he became mayor of the town in this year's mayor making ceremony. ... What should have been a fascinating tour of the building's hidden corners turned into high drama as the ...

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Why We 'Ring' in the New Year - Bowery Boogie

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 02:45 AM PST


Bowery Boogie

Why We 'Ring' in the New Year
Bowery Boogie
New beginnings at the stroke [of a bell] of midnight. Symbolism overload, whereas ball-drops are quite obviously a countdown. Specifically in New York City a ball ... The history of that tradition is everywhere, but the short version is that New York ...

So that was 2014, then - A Kilcullen Diary (blog)

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 02:08 AM PST


A Kilcullen Diary (blog)

So that was 2014, then
A Kilcullen Diary (blog)
In their second time in the Intel Ideation Camp organised by Kilcullen Lions Club, a CPC team went forward for the national competition, with a plan for a website and mobile app to cater specifically for young people with no third level qualifications ...

What's On - 31 December, 2014 & 1 January 2015 - Blackpool Gazette

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 12:31 AM PST


Blackpool Gazette

What's On - 31 December, 2014 & 1 January 2015
Blackpool Gazette
Details, (01253) 874389. PENNY FARM RESCUE & REHABILITATION CENTRE. Meet the horses and ponies. Visitor centre, guided tours. Free entry. Preston New Road, Peel. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Details, (01253) 766095. ripleys believe it ...

Duncan City Hall clock is about to celebrate a century of service - Cowichan Valley Citizen

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 12:11 AM PST


Duncan City Hall clock is about to celebrate a century of service
Cowichan Valley Citizen
But let's get to the clock in its 23-metre-high bell tower: The 400-kilogram bell (one early account rates it as 560 pounds), was cast by John Taylor and Co., Loughborough, England. The clock mechanism, the work of J. Smith and Son's Midland Clock Co., ...

Coming soon... the big films heading our way in 2015 - Birmingham Mail

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 12:01 AM PST


Birmingham Mail

Coming soon... the big films heading our way in 2015
Birmingham Mail
In March, Peak Blinders' leading man Cillian Murphy will star in Ron Howard's whale drama, In The Heart of the Sea. Later that month Peaky Blinders' series creator Steven Knight will ... The Wedding Ringer – asks whether a hired best man (Kevin Hart ...

Celebratory peal as Charlton-on-Otmoor bellringer celebrates 50 years in steeple - Oxford Mail

Posted: 30 Dec 2014 11:51 PM PST


Celebratory peal as Charlton-on-Otmoor bellringer celebrates 50 years in steeple
Oxford Mail
Half a century on and the 76-year-old is still ringing out as the Church of England's church's tower captain and steeple keeper. Our top stories. Christmas cover is Youtube hit · City council sees more planning decisions overturned · Vigil for badgers ...

Welcome new year in Wolfeboro with family-friendly First Night festivities - NewHampshire.com

Posted: 30 Dec 2014 10:51 PM PST


Welcome new year in Wolfeboro with family-friendly First Night festivities
NewHampshire.com
Accordionist Gary Sredzienski's music-making reflects two major childhood influences — immersion in Polish cuture and traditional music and performances with the Hog Hollow Hooters vaudeville troupe. Today his ... “For me, First Night is remarkable ...

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Flu Spreading Rapidly Across North Carolina - TWC News

Posted: 30 Dec 2014 09:28 PM PST


TWC News

Flu Spreading Rapidly Across North Carolina
TWC News
“We expect to see unfortunately a big increase in the number of flu deaths reported in the coming weeks as we hopefully pass the peak of flu activity for this season.... a season now where we're seeing a lot of the H3N2 virus we know we're going to see ...

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