The crown jewels were taken from Strängnäs Cathedral. Photo: Jonas Ekström/TT The royal jewels that were stolen from a Swedish cathedral in a brazen heist that grabbed global headlines last year may have been found – on top of a bin. The search for both the culprits and the jewels gained international attention after the 17th-century royal crowns were taken from a cathedral in Strängnäs, one hour from Stockholm, with the suspects then seen fleeing the scene on women's bicycles and a motorboat. A man, whose blood was found on the scene of the crime, is currently on trial. But the hearing was interrupted on Tuesday morning after the prosecutor confirmed in court that the missing jewels may have been found. Police said that the items were found by a security guard on top of a rubbish bin in Stockholm suburb Åkersberga at 1am on Tuesday. They will now be examined to ascertain that they are stolen jewels. The prosecutor has until … [Read more...] about Have Sweden’s stolen crown jewels been found at last?
Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press Published 11:55 AM EST Jan 15, 2019 Ford’s alliance with Volkswagen appears to be carefully crafted to protect and potentially promote the Dearborn automaker’s strengths and limit risk. There’s no sign of any immediate impact on Ford’s U.S. employment or manufacturing, but no likelihood of a hollowing out of Ford’s core capabilities. Perhaps most important, Ford Chairman Bill Ford and CEO Jim Hackett protected the crown jewels: VW and Ford are not merging, today, or probably ever, and the F-150 pickup remains solely and 100 percent a Ford. A lot of automotive alliances that looked good for both companies have gone sideways — DaimlerChrysler, anyone? — but focused deals that combine bold ambitions with limited scope can be very successful. The alliance Ford and VW’s leaders announced Wednesday appears to be the latter. It respects and could increase Ford’s strength in a couple of key areas. Read … [Read more...] about Ford protects its crown jewels in agreement with VW
TOWER of London security guards have been caught flaunting their crown jewels in an X-rated video. Sniffer dogs were also called in amid fears staff were snorting cocaine yards from where the £5billion royal gems are kept. Six were suspended, of whom four were sacked, after material from Whatspp group “Tower Security Team” was handed to bosses. A ten-second clip shows two men mimicking a lewd act in an office as Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing plays. One of the pair, a man in hi-vis jacket with trousers around his ankles, also pretends to spank his pal over a leather sofa. Memes about cocaine posted on the WhatsApp group led to a search of the tower’s 200-year-old Wharfinger Cottage and vaults’ locker room. The sniffer dog is said to have “shown interest” in the locker room, but no trace of illegal substances was found. The suspended six work for Historic Royal Palaces and are not black and red- clad Yeomen Warders. The security workers … [Read more...] about Tower of London sacks four security guards for exposing their ‘crown jewels’ in X-rated video
THE Tower of London has marked Armistice Day with the lighting of 10,000 torches for a remembrance installation in the fortress’ dry moat. We take a look at the history of this iconic British landmark and the deep history that lies within its walls. When was the Tower of London built? The Tower of London, which is officially called ‘Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London’ was originally built in 1066, as part of the Norman conquest of Britain. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, separated from the eastern edge of the square mile of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite. The castle was used as a prison from 1100 (Ranulf Flambard) until 1952 (Kray twins), although that was not its primary purpose. It was in fact a grand palace … [Read more...] about When was the Tower of London built, where are the Crown Jewels kept and who are its most famous prisoners?
By S. M. Chavey, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Published 11:42 am CDT, Friday, October 26, 2018 Coastal marsh shallows on Matagorda Bay at Powderhorn Ranch. Coastal marsh shallows on Matagorda Bay at Powderhorn Ranch. Photo: Courtesy Of Texas Parks And Wildlife Department Tree at sunset with fishing boat on Matagorda Bay at Powderhorn Ranch. Tree at sunset with fishing boat on Matagorda Bay at Powderhorn Ranch. Photo: Courtesy Of Texas Parks And Wildlife Department Wetland marsh waterways at Powderhorn Lake. Wetland marsh waterways at Powderhorn Lake. Photo: Jerod Foster Great Egret on a wetland bayou at Powderhorn Ranch. Great Egret on a wetland bayou at Powderhorn Ranch. Photo: Jerod Foster window._taboola … [Read more...] about Photos show Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s ‘newest crown jewel’