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Military Wives: ‘Director didn’t want us to sound too slick’

Military Wives: ‘Director didn’t want us to sound too slick’

Entertainment
When Gareth Malone created his Military Wives choir, the effects were to prove far more enduring and profound than the resulting flurry of fame.The ensemble was formed in 2011 as part of BBC Two's The Choir series, led by Malone.The documentary followed their transformation from an anonymous group of military wives into harmonious chart-toppers performing for the Queen. As well as showing the therapeutic value of communal singing, Malone's efforts gave an insight into the life of the military wife - not least, the months of loneliness and the need to keep "a stiff upper lip", despite being wracked with worry when their partners were away.These are women who are hardly seen, let alone heard, but Malone gave them a public face - and voice.Malone's choir ...
Russian military court convicts 7 anti-fascists of terrorism

Russian military court convicts 7 anti-fascists of terrorism

World
Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A Russian military court Monday convicted seven young anti-fascist and anarchist men on terrorism charges an international human rights group said were fabricated. The seven men standing trial in Penza are among 11 the Federal Security Service (FSB) accused in 2017 of planning bomb attacks at the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament in Russia and other attacks leading up to the 2018 presidential election. Four other defendants are still awaiting a verdict from a St. Petersburg military court. Defendants convicted on terrorism charges, ranging in age from 23 to 31, included Dmitry Pchelintsev, Arman Sagynbaev, Vasily Kuskov, Mikhail Kulkov, Maxim Ivankin, Andrey Chernov and Ilya Shakursky. They were enthusiasts of airsoft, a game similar to pinball. The FSB, a successor agenc...
Americans from China virus zone evaluated at military base

Americans from China virus zone evaluated at military base

Health
Officials say the 201 Americans evacuated from the Chinese city at the center of the virus outbreak are undergoing three days of testing monitoring at a Southern California military base to make sure they do not show signs of the virusBy AMY TAXIN and MARK THIESSEN Associated PressJanuary 29, 2020, 9:48 PM3 min readRIVERSIDE, Calif. -- The 201 Americans evacuated from the Chinese city at the center of the virus outbreak are undergoing three days of testing and monitoring at a Southern California military base to make sure they do not show signs of the virus, officials said Wednesday. The people flown out of China on a plane chartered by the U.S. government are not quarantined, Dr. Chris Braden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters after the plane landed at March...
National flags, military presence and pregnant women – the battle for Antarctic dominance

National flags, military presence and pregnant women – the battle for Antarctic dominance

Technology
Antarctica faces a growing threat from fishing and mining as its ice melts and the world's population swells, an expert has warned.Klaus Dodds, professor of geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London, said climate change could erode Antarctica's special status as the last great wilderness, leading to increasing pressure to exploit its resources. "If you're not careful, the ice is slippery," he said in an interview with Sky News to mark the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the continent. "If Antarctica continues to change thanks to things like climate change, will that also lead to a shift in the way that we think of Antarctica? Does Antarctica stop being so exceptional?"He said seals and whales have been heavily exploited in the past, but increasingly fish and, in future,...
FAA warns military training exercise could jam GPS signals in southeast, Caribbean

FAA warns military training exercise could jam GPS signals in southeast, Caribbean

Business
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A military training exercise scheduled for this weekend could jam GPS signals in the Southeast and Caribbean, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. An FAA advisory warns pilots could experience "unreliable or unavailable GPS signal" during a training exercise scheduled for Jan. 16 through Jan. 24. The U.S. Navy's Carrier Strike Group Four will be conducting GPS testing exercises off the coast of Georgia, causing likely disruptions as low as 50 feet above ground level within 207 miles of the test location -- and as high as 40,000 feet within 460 miles. "The Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation is provided by the Department of Defense (DoD). Routine testing is conducted on the GPS," an FAA representative told Military Times. "The FAA issues advisories ...