The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force is the military organization responsible for the defence of the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. It consists of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard and the Defence Force Reserves. Established in 1962 after Trinidad and Tobago's independence from Britain, the TTDF is one of the largest Military forces in the English speaking Caribbean, its mission statement is to "defend the sovereign good of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, contribute to the development of the national community and support the State in the fulfillment of its national and international objectives". The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force is made up of four distinct arms; the TTDF has the world's only Military steelband. The Commander in Chief of the Defence Force is the country's President, Paula-Mae Weekes; the current Chief of Defence Staff is Air Commodore Darryl Daniel, who replaced Rear Admiral Hayden Pritchard upon his retirement on March 25th, 2019.
The Trinidad and Tobago Regiment is the main ground force element of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force. It has 3000 men and women organized into four battalions and a Regiment Headquarters; the regiment has two primary roles. As one of the larger military forces in the region, the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment is one of the main units used in peacekeeping and humanitarian situations from the Caribbean region. Although it is called the Trinidad & Tobago Regiment, the TTR is in fact structured more like a light infantry brigade, with a pair of infantry battalions, plus engineering and logistic support units: 1st Battalion and Tobago Regiment: This is a light infantry battalion, it is located at Long Circular Road, St James. 2nd Battalion and Tobago Regiment: This is a light infantry battalion. Located at Camp Mausica, since it has been relocated to the Chaguaramas Heliport and La Romain. 3rd Battalion: This provides engineering support, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. It is located at Wallerfield.
4th Battalion: This provides logistic and administrative support for the regiment. It is located at Chaguaramas; the Regiment maintains a Camp Omega at Chaguaramas, used for infantry training. Trinidad and Tobago has a unique and trained group of special forces, tasked to fulfill counter narcotics and counter terrorism operations. Soldiers are sent to the United Kingdom for their training, their motto is "To Find a Way." The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard is responsible for the maritime capabilities of the TTDF. The Coast Guard consists of a number of vessels designated CG<number>. The current Commanding Officer is Captain Douglas Archer, its mission statements is to "To Defend the Sovereign Good of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and to provide on a continuous basis, quality service for security and safety within the Maritime Boundaries, in any other area of responsibility agreed to by the State to fulfill its International Obligations". The Coast Guard is involved with the Drug Trade interdiction as well as Search and Rescue within the waters of Trinidad and Tobago and neighbouring Islands.
However the Coast Guard has been involved in major incidents. During the 1970 Army Mutiny in Trinidad and Tobago, the Coast Guard prevented the mutineers from convoying to Port of Spain by firing on an access road from the Regiment base at Teteron Barracks in Chaguaramas; the Coast Guard played a role during the 1990 Jamaat al Muslimeen coup attempt, providing logistical and naval support to the ground forces of the Regiment, posted outside of the besieged city limits. National Roles of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard include: Surveillance of the Waters under T & T Jurisdiction Logistical Support to T & T Land Forces Port Security Assistance in Scientific Research Aid to Civil Law Enforcement Anti-Smuggling / Counter-Narcotic Operations Fisheries Protection and Enforcement Pollution Surveillance and Enforcement Safety of Shipping Operational Tasks Keeping surveillance of the nation's off-shore installations Environmental protection, minor salvage and local maritime surveys Cooperating with other naval forces.
The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard fleet contained the TTS Nelson, an Island-class patrol vessel purchased from the Royal Navy, from 2000 to 2016. The Coast Guard planned to acquire three Offshore Patrol Vessels. However, in September 2010, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago announced it was cancelling the order; the Government of Brazil has since acquired all the ships built for Trinidad and Tobago and renamed them as ships of the Amazonas class. On 29 April 2015 the Ministry of National Security contracted with Dutch company Damen Shipbuilders for four 51-metre 28-knot coastal patrol vessels, two 54-metre fast utility boats and six 11-metre 53-knot interceptors; the Air Wing of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence force was formed in February 1966, was part of the Coast Guard and was called the Air Wing of the Coast Guard or the Air Wing. In 1977, it was separated as its own entity. In 2005 it was renamed the Tobago Air Guard, its bases are at Piarco International Airport, Crown Point International Airport, the
Bodelwyddan Castle, close to the village of Bodelwyddan, near Rhyl, Denbighshire in Wales, was built around 1460 by the Humphreys family of Anglesey as a manor house. It was associated with the Williams-Wynn family for around 200 years from 1690, it is a Grade II* listed building. Having been opened to the public as a historic house museum, as of 2019, it is up for sale; the castle was bought from the Humphreys by Sir William Williams, Speaker in the House of Commons from 1680–1681. The castle which stands today was reconstructed between 1830 and 1832 by Sir John Hay Williams, who employed the architects Joseph Hansom and Edward Welch to refurbish and extend the house; the Williams' family fortunes started to decline in the 1850s, due to the loss of the main source of income for the estate, lead mining. The castle has been described as one of Hansom's most ambitious projects, "being wildly dramatic and owing nothing to its predecessors". At the same time works were carried out to construct formal gardens.
Further refurbishment work was carried out in the 1880s by Sir Herbert, 7th Baronet, who inherited Bodelwyddan Castle from his heirless cousin. By the First World War the house had become a recuperation hospital for wounded soldiers. During this time, the grounds of the estate were used by soldiers based at the nearby Kinmel Camp for trench warfare training. Traces of these trenches can still be seen. By 1920, the cost of maintaining the castle and estate had grown too burdensome, the Williams-Wynn family leased Bodelwyddan to Lowther College, a girls' private school; the school was formed in 1896 at Lytham St. Annes in Lancashire by Florence Lindley. Lowther College purchased the property five years in 1925; the school is thought to be one of the first private schools for girls to have its own swimming pool. It had a private golf course; the Lowther College Tableaux were well regarded within the community for their musical excellence. Boys were admitted from 1977; the school closed in 1982 due to financial problems.
In the 1980s, the site was bought by Clwyd County Council with the aim of developing the castle as a visitor attraction. The historic house and grounds were opened to the public and managed by Bodelwyddan Castle Trust, an independent registered charity. Partnerships were formed with the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts, so that the castle could be used to display objects from these collections. In order to house these items, the interior of the castle was restored by Roderick Gradidge, an expert on Victorian architecture; the portrait gallery opened in 1988 and was named Museum of the Year in 1989. The castle's association with the National Portrait Gallery came to an end in 2017 after its funding was cut by Denbighshire County Council. In 2017 Denbighshire County Council decided to sell the site, with the museum and gardens closing in 2019. Part of the site was leased to the Rank Organisation in 1994 for development into a luxury hotel, Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel, is now run by Warner Leisure Hotels.
The historic house and grounds are not part of the hotel, although Warner did consider purchasing the site in 2017. The castle is set within a large area of parkland, formal gardens, the most recent of, designed by Thomas Hayton Mawson in 1910. List of castles in Wales Castles in Great Britain and Ireland List of gardens in Wales Foister, Susan; the National Portrait Gallery at Bodelwyddan Castle. London: National Portrait Gallery Publications. ISBN 0904017923. Hubbard, E.. Buildings of Wales: Clwyd. Penguin/Yale University Press. Pg. 325. Bodelwyddan Castle – official site Photos National Portrait Gallery
Chris Odom is an American football defensive end, a free agent. He played college football at Arkansas State, he has been a member of the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, Salt Lake Stallions, Washington Redskins. Odom played high school football at Martin High School in Texas, he recorded 32 tackles and 1 pass breakup his senior year, earning Class 5-3A All-District honors as a defensive end. He participated in track and field at Martin. Odom played for the Arkansas State Red Wolves from 2013 to 2016 as a defensive lineman, he played in all 13 games in recording 8 solo tackles, 9 tackle assists and 3 sacks. He played in all 13 games, starting 3, in 2014, totaling 12 solo tackles, 2 tackle assists, 1 sack, 2 pass breakups and 1 blocked kick. Odom played in 11 games in 2015, recording 2 tackle assists and 3 blocked kicks, his three blocked kicks were tied for the third most in school history for a single season. He played in all 13 games in 2016, totaling 28 solo tackles, 25 tackle assists, 12.5 sacks, 2 pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles and 1 blocked kick, earning First Team All-Sun Belt honors.
Odom participated in the College Gridiron Showcase in January 2017. His five career blocked, he majored in Sport Management at Arkansas State. Odom was rated the 41st best defensive end in the 2017 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com. After going undrafted, Odom signed with the Atlanta Falcons on May 1, 2017, he was waived by the Falcons on September 2, 2017. Odom was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers on September 3, 2017. On September 1, 2018, Odom was waived by the Packers. In late 2018, Odom joined the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football. Odom recorded 7 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 8 QB hits, 2 pass knockdowns during his time in the AAF. On April 15, 2019, Odom signed a two-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons, he was waived on August 31, 2019. Odom signed with the Washington Redskins' practice squad on September 2, 2019, he was released on October 8, 2019. He was re-signed on November 20, he was promoted to the active roster on November 30, 2019. In week 13 against the Carolina Panthers, Odom sacked quarterback Kyle Allen twice, one of, a strip sack, recovered by teammate Nate Orchard late in the fourth quarter to seal a 29–21 win.
He was released following the season's end. Odom's father, Cliff played in the NFL. Chris' brother, played college football at Baylor. College stats
Colombier is a former municipality in the Swiss canton of Vaud, located in the district of Morges. The municipalities of Colombier and Saint-Saphorin-sur-Morges merged on 1 July 2011 into the municipality of Echichens. Colombier is first mentioned in 937 as Columbaris. Bertha of Swabia, Queen consort of Burgundy, married with Hugh of Italy on December 12, 937 in the church of Colombier. Scenes can be seen today on the stained glass windows of the church, she lived in the castle of Colombier. Colombier has an area, as of 2009, of 5.3 square kilometers. Of this area, 4.35 km2 or 82.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 0.51 km2 or 9.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.36 km2 or 6.8% is settled and 0.04 km2 or 0.8% is unproductive land. Of the built up area and buildings made up 2.7% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.4%. Out of the forested land, 8.2% of the total land area is forested and 1.5% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 76.7% is used for growing crops and 2.7% is pastures, while 3.2% is used for orchards or vine crops.
The municipality was part of the old Morges District until it was dissolved on 31 August 2006, Colombier became part of the new district of Morges. The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is a Chervon Argent. Colombier has a population of 512; as of 2008, 6.9% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of 14%, it has changed at a rate of 6.7 % due to births and deaths. Most of the population speaks French, with German being second most English being third. There is 1 person. Of the population in the municipality 131 or about 28.7% were born in Colombier and lived there in 2000. There were 197 or 43.2% who were born in the same canton, while 80 or 17.5% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, 46 or 10.1% were born outside of Switzerland. In 2008 there were 7 live births to Swiss citizens and 1 birth to non-Swiss citizens, in same time span there were 3 deaths of Swiss citizens and 1 non-Swiss citizen death. Ignoring immigration and emigration, the population of Swiss citizens increased by 4 while the foreign population remained the same.
There were 2 Swiss women who immigrated back to Switzerland. At the same time, there were 3 non-Swiss men and 2 non-Swiss women who immigrated from another country to Switzerland; the total Swiss population change in 2008 was a decrease of 3 and the non-Swiss population increased by 5 people. This represents a population growth rate of 0.4%. The age distribution, as of 2009, in Colombier is. Of the adult population, 45 people or 8.8 % of the population are between 29 years old. 69 people or 13.5% are between 30 and 39, 81 people or 15.8% are between 40 and 49, 69 people or 13.5% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 59 people or 11.5% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 31 people or 6.1% are between 70 and 79, there are 15 people or 2.9% who are between 80 and 89, there are 4 people or 0.8% who are 90 and older. As of 2000, there were 202 people who never married in the municipality. There were 7 individuals who are divorced; as of 2000 the average number of residents per living room was 0.63, about equal to the cantonal average of 0.61 per room.
In this case, a room is defined as space of a housing unit of at least 4 m² as normal bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms and habitable cellars and attics. About 66.2 % of the total households were in other words did not pay rent. As of 2000, there were 163 private households in the municipality, an average of 2.8 persons per household. There were 44 households that consist of 24 households with five or more people. Out of a total of 165 households that answered this question, 26.7% were households made up of just one person and there were 2 adults who lived with their parents. Of the rest of the households, there are 35 married couples without children, 73 married couples with children There were 6 single parents with a child or children. There were 3 households that were made up of unrelated people and 2 households that were made up of some sort of institution or another collective housing. In 2000 there were 74 single family homes out of a total of 123 inhabited buildings. There were 16 multi-family buildings, along with 27 multi-purpose buildings that were used for housing and 6 other use buildings that had some housing.
Of the single family homes 19 were built before 1919, while 20 were built between 1990 and 2000. The most multi-family homes were built before 1919 and the next most were built between 1961 and 1970. In 2000 there were 171 apartments in the municipality; the most common apartment size was 4 rooms of which there were 52. There were 71 apartments with five or more rooms. Of these apartments, a total of 157 apartments were permanently occupied, while 7 apartments were seasonally occupied and 7 apartments were empty; as of 2009, the construction rate of new housing units was 19.5 new units per 1000 residents. The vacancy rate
Dracula Reborn is a 2012 vampire-themed direct-to-video horror film and written by Patrick McManus, making his feature film directorial debut. Produced by Ray Haboush, the film stars Corey Landis, Victoria Summer, Krash Miller, Stuart Rigby and Keith Reay, it is a modernized, loosely based take on Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula, taking place in Los Angeles, where a wealthy Count Dracula looks to purchase an abandoned building and pursue the wife of his realtor, Jonathan Harker. In Los Angeles, realtor Jonathan Harker proposes the sale of an abandoned building in a gang-dominated neighborhood for $12.5 million to his wealthy client Vladimir Sarkany -, the vampire Count Dracula. The sale make Jonathan enough money to start a family with Lina; the night that Jonathan visits Dracula at his home to have the property deed signed, he notices a painted picture reminiscent of Lina. Quincy Morris warns him about Dracula, who murdered his girlfriend, Lucy Spencer. Police detectives and Varna investigate Lucy's disappearance.
Dracula's associate, frames Quincy for her murder. Jonathan takes Lina to see the painting at Dracula's home, where Dracula begins to hypnotically seduce Lina, who reminds him of Lucy. Jonathan and Lina head back home, but their car breaks down on the way, causing them to camp in the woods. During the night, Dracula goes to bite Lina, sparking her illness. At dawn, the car is able to start back up and Jonathan takes Lina to get blood work done by Dr. Joan Seward; the following day, the detectives discover Lucy's corpse in a trunk. Jonathan finds out Lina is infected with an anonymous organism, multiplying inside her system. While on the run, Quincy pleas to Jonathan for help to kill Dracula, although Jonathan refuses to believe Dracula is a vampire. Shortly after, Renfield runs Quincy over with a truck; when Lina begins feasting on their dog's corpse, Jonathan gets in contact with vampire hunter, Van Helsing for help and learns Quincy was killed. After Dracula seduces Lina and takes her away, Jonathan learns from Van Helsing and a mythical book that they have one day to rescue Lina and kill Dracula, or Lina will turn into a vampire.
Jonathan confronts Dracula at his house. Jonathan survives; the next day, the detectives come to arrest Jonathan for his wife’s murder, Helsing kills them. Jonathan and Helsing confront Dracula at his new house, about to go into closure, they find Dracula resting inside a coffin, Helsing tries to kill him while Jonathan takes Lina upstairs. Dracula kills Helsing, he appears in front of Jonathan and attacks him. Afterwards, Lina bites and kills Jonathan, revealing she has become a vampire. Lina takes with Renfield as her assistant; the film was released by Phase 4 Films in North America and by other outlets in the United Kingdom on Video on Demand and DVD on October 1, 2012 and March 26, 2013. Dracula Reborn was greeted with mixed to negative reviews. Dave Gammon of HorrorNews.net credited Patrick McManus for being "brash" to have created a new vampire tale in an over-saturated genre. He praises the cinematography and performances Ian Pfister’s portrayal of Renfield, but criticized the film for leaving “little to the imagination” and claimed it “arguably never should have been conceived”.
Voxtrup is a district in the south-east of Osnabrück, with a population of 7,000 residents. It is home to the Catholic St. Antonius Kirche. Voxtrup was first mentioned in records in 1088, it contains a legal notice stipulating that a nobleman named Eberhard was to transfer possession of an estate in Bevern to bishop Benno II in return for a payment of three pounds. The transaction was completed after the death of Benno, under his successor, Bishop Markwart; the case was heard at a place named “Vockestorp”. The court in Voccastorp was located on the Mahlbrink around the area of the Gelshorn estate. Today’s Voxtrup finds its origins in the farming settlements of Molenseten, Düstrup, Hickingen and a settlement with the same name. In a record from 1147 the four settlements were named as a coherent body, it is certain that Voxtrup, Düstrup and Hickingen predate their first written records. Settlements are believed to have existed in these areas in prehistoric times; the first estates in the farming settlements of Düstrup and Hickingen had existed long before the Saxon-Westphalian regions were incorporated into the Frankish empire towards the end of the 8th century.
Voxtrup is believed to have been named after the Fokko family. The district was home to three separate estates: Arling, Hüdepohl, Werries and Strickmann. Voxtrup was incorporated into Osnabrück on 1 July 1972; the northernmost part of the district used to lie within the former boundaries of Schinkel. The sports club “VfR Voxtrup” has existed since 1927, today offers a wide range of sporting activities: namely badminton, basketball, mountain biking, table tennis, volleyball and hiking; the Osnabrück-Voxtrup volunteer fire brigade was founded in 1938, today is based at Holsten-Mündruper-Straße in the heart of the district. Its fleet is made up of five modern emergency vehicles, three of these being large ones. Alongside standard firefighting the volunteer fire service has the additional duty of providing technical assistance at the scene of traffic accidents; the ELW 2 emergency control vehicle is utilised with the support of colleagues from Haste and the Neustadt. Alongside the emergency division there is a youth fire brigade, established in 1983.
On 21 August 2010 Voxtrup established the first Kinderfeuerwehr in the city and district area. Quarterly information from the Referat Stadtentwicklung und Bürgerbeteiligung, Statistics Department, 4/2008 City of Osnabrück, Referat für Stadtentwicklung und Bürgerbeteiligung – Statistics Department, 11/2009