Lilyan Tashman was born on October 23, 1896, in Brooklyn, New York, to Rose (Cook) and Morris Tashman. Her parents were Jewish immigrants, her father from Bialystok, Poland, and her mother from Germany. After toying with some stage work, she made her film debut with Experience (1921). That was her only film of that year, and the next year she also made only one film, Head Over Heels (1922) (this was at a time when some studios and their performers were turning out a film per week). She had no other offers for 1923, but her constant rounds of the casting offices finally did some good. In 1924 she appeared in no less than six films. For a while she averaged about seven movies a year. Lilyan was one of a relatively few silent-era performers who easily made the transition into the sound era. In 1934 she finished filming Frankie and Johnnie (1936) and went into the hospital, in New York, to have some tumors removed. It was there she died on March 21, 1934, at the age of 37. The film was released two years after she died.
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Edmund Lowe (1 September 1925 - 21 March 1934) (her death)
Al Lee (1914 - 1921) (divorced)
Charged with assault in 1931, when she beat actress Alona Marlowe after catching her in husband Edmund Lowe's dressing room. The charges were later dropped. In retellings of this story, Alona is often confused with her better-known sister, June Marlowe.
Interred at the Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. About 10,000 people crowded the streets surrounding the cemetery for her funeral.
Tashman left some $31,000 in cash, along with $121,000 in furs and jewels, but had not thought to leave a will. This resulted in years of legal squabbling between her husband Edmund Lowe and her two surviving sisters, Hattie and Jennie. A third sister, also an actress, had died in 1931.
Lilyan first entered a New York hospital for surgery in 1932, for what was described in the press as an appendectomy. "She was worried about her health," Tashman's friend Virginia Maxwell said after her death. "If the physicians knew she had a tumor, I don't believe they ever told her so." She continued to appear on screen despite her weakening physical health and finished her final role in Frankie and Johnny (1936) just two weeks before her death of abdominal cancer.
Started her career in the legendary Ziegfeld Follies revue, starring alongside several future stars including Marion Davies and Ina Claire.
Renowned for her personal style, Tashman was one of Hollywood's leading "clothes horses" during the early 1930s.
Tashman is alleged to have been romantically involved with Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo and Kay Francis, and to have gotten into physical altercations with Lupe Velez, Constance Bennett and Alona Marlowe, during her time as an actress in Hollywood.
[NTD] A 25-year-old woman from Chicago who was ambushed and shot on Father’s Day by a group of thugs while seated in a car next to her boyfriend died from her injuries on Tuesday, according to reports.
The mother of two young children, Yasmin Perez, was beaten and shot in the neck on June 20 and left to die on the street together with her boyfriend after both getting pulled from their vehicle following a minor car accident.
According to footage of the incident that was shared widely on social media, a group of black men surrounded, attacked, and shot the couple following a rear-end collision.
The graphic video shows the couple lying on the pavement next to their car as one of the suspects unleashes a rain of bullets and then ran off.
Gyovanny Arzuaga, 24, the boyfriend of Perez, who is also the father of the two children, was struck by gunfire multiple times during the same ambush and pronounced dead at a hospital that same night. He suffered from gunshot wounds in the head, hip, and thigh, FOX 32 News in Chicago reported.
[ToloNews] Paktia governor Haleem Fedayee, on Thursday said that Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... infiltrators in the ranks of the security forces played a key role in the fall of the districts to the Taliban.
Also, a number of tribal elders helped the Taliban take over the districts, Fedayee said. That good ol' Afghan Loyalty™ Meanwhile, ...back at the shootout, Butch shot Ike through the elbow. Take that, Ike! he yelled...... residents in Paktia have expressed alarm over the security forces leaving their checkpoints without resistance.
The centers of nine districts have fallen to the Taliban in the past one week.
"The presence of infiltrators among the tribal elders and the security forces in this situation is very perilous, this will have negative consequences," said Haleem Fedayee, governor of Paktia.
"Some agents among the tribal elders and the security forces wanted to demoralize the security forces, but the morale of the security forces is very high," said Yarbaz Hamidi, MP from Paktia.
"When the Taliban arrived, they were large in number; the tribal elders started mediation and the entire security forces surrendered and handed over their military equipment," said Baryalai Maftoon, a resident of Zazai Aryoub district in Paktia.
Paktia has 14 districts. The centers of nine districts including Janikhel, Dand-e-Pathan, Samkanai, Zazai Aryoub, Ahmadkhel, Lazhamangal, Mirzaka, Sayed Karam and Rohani Baba have fallen to the Taliban.
[ToloNews] The public uprising forces in Afghanistan’s northern Balk province on Thursday said they are ready to clear areas under Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... control in the province.
They said that currently they are engaged in fighting on the frontlines with the Taliban, stating that they await permission from the government to launch offensives against the group.
TOLOnews’ correspondent Sayed Mohammad Aref Musavi, who reported from Afghania village in Nahr-e-Shahi district on the frontlines, said that hundreds of public uprising forces have deployed in the area to repel a possible comeback by the Taliban.
"We battled the Taliban for 15 days, our deaders and maimed people remained there, but we never evacuated our checkpoints," said Abdullah, a commander of public uprising forces in Balkh.
"With the help of the people and the security forces, we will soon clear the areas that we lost," said Mohammad Sarwar, a commander of the public uprising forces.
The Afghan politicians have pledged that they will defend against Taliban attacks.
"Today’s circumstances require us to defend the honor and dignity of our people and support our security and defense forces," said Gul Mohammad Erkin, deputy head of the Junbish-e-Milli party.
"Planning is completed and we are determined to retake areas that we lost in the districts," said Haseebullah Quraishi, the commander of the Afghan Public Protection Force in Balkh.
The situation in Mazar-e-Sharif city, the center of Balkh is carrying on as normal, say locals, and businesses are open as usual. However, ars longa, vita brevis... the residents have said that there is a need for more robust security measures to protect the city from Taliban threats.
[ToloNews] Residents in the provinces of Kapisa and Samangan have taken arms and pledged to push back attacks by the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... in their areas.
"If they (Taliban) are ready for peace, we are also ready, otherwise we will fight as in the past," said Hamza Wahab, district governor for Hes-e-Awal Kohistan ...a backwoods district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa distinguished by being even more rustic than is the norm among the local Pashtuns.... in Kapisa province.
"We will send forces to 34 provinces of Afghanistan, we will go to Takhar, Mazar, Kandahar and Badakhshan," said Mohammad Iqbal Safai, MP.
"We want to warn the Taliban not to move toward this area. They will be killed, this area has been the graveyard of the Taliban and will remain so," said a member of the public uprising force in Kapisa.
Also in Samangan province the people have taken up arms to fight the Taliban.
"They attacked several districts and faced shameful defeats," said Samangan governor Daud Kalakani.
The head of the National Directorate of Security ...the Afghan national intel agency... (NDS) in Samangan told residents to defend their areas and to show no mercy with the Taliban, specifically to not let them "remain alive."
"It is officially an order, we do not want the Taliban to remain alive, no one should bring them back alive, we don’t want guests, kill them," said Sayed Amir Shah Sadat, the head of the NDS in Samangan.
"One of the key reasons that the public uprising forces are taking shape is that the Taliban treated the people badly in the past," said Mohammad Ismail Khan, a former mujahideen commander.
After dozens of districts fell to the Taliban in the past two months, tribal elders and influential local figures have armed hundreds of their subordinates to deploy them to the front lines of the war.
[ToloNews] The Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... have seized the centers of at least seven districts in Faryab, Baghlan, Uruzgan, Pashtun-infested Logar and Ghazni provinces in the past 24 hours, according to sources.
Three district centers (Bilchiragh, Qaramqol and Gurizwan) were taken in Faryab, Charchino in Uruzgan, Tala Wa Brafak in Baghlan, Qarabagh in Ghazni, and Azra in Pashtun-infested Logar.
During this period, the Afghan cops also engaged in fierce battles with the Taliban in Kunduz city, Taluqan and Maimana, the thriving provincial capitals of Kunduz, Takhar and Faryab, respectively.
According to sources, 300 soldiers were deployed in each of the fallen district centers.
"Security forces in Gurizwan evacuated the area due to a lack of communication," said Abdul Ahad Elbek, a member of Faryab's provincial council.
"We call on the central government to think about the areas lost," said MP Hashmatullah Arman.
"In the present government, those who made sacrifices and worked hard haven’t been appreciated, they weren’t encouraged, the only people appreciated are the ones sitting in luxury offices," said MP Assadullah Shahbaz.
A Pashtun-infested Logar provincial council member said that the Taliban has taken over the center of Azra district in Pashtun-infested Logar.
"The govt thought that the Taliban would try to take over eight strategic districts, but they changed their tactics and instead launched attacks on 200 fronts," said MP Arif Rahmani.
With the announcement of the foreign troop withdrawal, the number of district centers that have fallen to the Taliban in the past two months has reached 80.
[Garowe] In a rare operation, the Somali National Army [SNA] launched a mortar shelling in Middle Shabelle on Tuesday as part of the ongoing operation to flush al-Shabaab ...... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia attempting to metastasize into Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and similar places, all ofwhich have enough problems without them... Death Eaters in the country, after decades of wreaking havoc on innocent civilians and government officials.
To seize security functions in the country, the national army has heightened operations against al-Shabaab in the Middle and Lower Shabelle regions, confiscating sophisticated weapons besides crushing al-Shabaab bases.
And on Tuesday, the team launched a bombardment that left about 17 Death Eaters dead, Col Ali Hashi, who is the SNA front man said, adding that the operation will continue for the remaining months in 2021 before the troops take over security responsibilities from AMISOM forces.
"We managed to bomb al-Shabaab bases in Ali Fooldhere and Warahley where close to 17 al-Shabaab Death Eaters died," he said, noting that the operation in the said region kicked off officially on Monday, and will go on for the rest of the coming weeks.
He added: "It's a rare Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... and I can confirm that no non-combatants were killed or injured during the operation. We thank the people for continuing to work closely with us purposely to defeat these criminals who have little consciousness on life and property."
However, the way to a man's heart remains through his stomach... the spokesperson noted, a number of residents were displaced after SNA bombarded Ali Foldhere and Qurac Madobe villages. The SNA troops are known for their infantry skills and often depend on AMISOM and US Africa Command for aerial surveillance.
This comes after the troops managed to destroy close to 14 bases in Middle Shabelle which were occupied by al-Shabaab on Monday, seizing a number of weapons and explosives. The SNA chief of staff General Odowaa Yusuf Rageh has often been taking part in the operations.
But in Lower Shabelle, the troops failed to arrive in time at a village near the ancient town of Barawe, giving al-Shabaab a chance to take over. Area Governor Mohammed Nur said the AU forces had left the Forward Operating Base for other supply routes where al-Shabaab has been antagonizing people.
Operations against the Death Eaters seem to be constant and well-strategized given the frequent outing by the military. On Tuesday, at least three al-Shabaab operatives were captured near Mogadishu as part of the strategy to vanquish the group.
"Somali Police Special Unit Haramcad captured 3 al-Shabaab members and their vehicle on Tuesday evening after attempting to attack the checkpoint of security forces guarding the construction of the road between Mogadishu and Afgoye," state media reported.
For the last three months, at least 300 al-Shabaab Death Eaters have been killed in various parts of the country with the group now controlling small sections of the country. al-Shabaab has been fighting to topple the fragile UN-backed Somalia administration.
[IsraelTimes] Egyptian citizen Abdalla El Hamahmi injured a French soldier during a 2017 attack.
A French court on Thursday issued a jail sentence of 30 years to a man who attacked soldiers with machetes outside the Louvre museum in Gay Paree.
Judges issued a sentence in line with anti-terror prosecutors’ demands for Egyptian citizen Abdalla El Hamahmi,
...alternately Abdallah El-Hamahmy or Abdullah Reda Al Hamahmy, the educated son of a retired Cairo police general, he gave up the law for a more lucrative career in sales. He left his wife and 1.5 children behind in Saudi Arabia while he was legally on vacation in Paris with malice aforethought...
33, who did not react from behind his coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... mask as it was read out to him via an interpreter.
A married father who did commercial work for a Dubai-based company, Hamahmi rushed at a group of soldiers patrolling the Louvre area early on February 3, 2017, armed with a machete in each hand and wearing a t-shirt with a skull motif.
Shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest" in Arabic), he maimed one soldier on the scalp, before he was severely maimed when the patrol opened fire.
He insisted throughout the trial that he had planned to protest against French policy in Syria by destroying art masterpieces inside the Louvre museum, which houses thousands of works, including Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Hamahmi claimed to have been surprised to encounter soldiers, who have patrolled central Gay Paree since a wave of Islamist terrorist attacks that killed more than 250 in La Belle France from 2015.
He said that he attacked them "as a reflex," saying he was acting "like a robot."
During the trial, Hamahmi attempted to deny the authenticity of a video in which he swore allegiance to the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... terror group.
But he later admitted that he tried to join IS in the Middle East before turning his sights on La Belle France.
Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina, near Charlotte.
BLM rioters gathered outside the @rockhillpd building in South Carolina & carried out an arson attack. A woman on a loud speaker told people to block street if firefighters responded. BLM mobilized after police arrested an alleged drug dealer. pic.twitter.com/EHyrtUo0cD
Y'know it could actually be done. Infiltrate, arrange for hardware on roofs and behind windows. Rifles with NV up there in the dark, from the rooftops and ledges. Shoot, change position, shoot again, blend. More than one shooter, coordinated action, chaos? Even better. Graduate to IEDs and you have halved their strength effectively by making it a dangerous prospect to be them.
Cement shoes, concrete shoes, or Chicago overcoat is a method of murder or body disposal, usually associated with criminals such as the Mafia or gangs. It involves weighting down the victim, who may be dead or alive, with concrete and throwing them into water in the hope the body will never be found.
Been thru Rock Hill, Sc. a number of times, there are a few key Data Processing centers in the area.
The few Police I met were NO BS, but followed the law.
THE CITED REASON FOR THE BLOM RIOT
The MEDIA is doing everything it can to HELP incite the Racial Unrest by showing only "key" parts of the video. The MEDIA is quickly skimming over the reason for and the results from the arrests.
The Police Dept stated: The brothers punched and fought officers from the start of the arrest process. Thus forcing police to apply equally severe counter-measures used to subdue them. As a result ".... the brothers were charged with drugs, weapons and assaulting an Law Enforcement Officer(s).
My Opinion Regarding the Riot and Arsonists.
When any person or persons acting in a criminal manner places the lives and physical safety of law abiding citizens in jeopardy. I can support the April 6th, 1968 RIOT Control Order issued by Chicago Mayor Daley.
"April 6th, 1968 Mayor Richard J. Daley told reporters that he had ordered police "to shoot to kill any arsonist or anyone with a Molotov cocktail in his hand . . . and . . . to shoot to maim or cripple anyone looting any stores in our city."
They are rapidly creating the white supremacist backlash they claim pre-existed. It didn't but it is being grown very quickly. It won't need F-15s or nukes to deal with these people, but make no mistake, this BLM movement is being fed and clothed and nourished by the people allied with the Marxists inside the administration and at the Presidium at the Kalorama Kompound. Pre-loading the narrative about white supremacy and then pricking the traditional Americans with incident after outrageous incident of racist hate-mongering is having the effect. I just don't think they anticipate just how Goddam mad they are making people.
Update to my report from last year about Ryan Howe aka Rylea Autumn: The Rochester antifa member has pled guilty in federal court to posting online a homemade explosive recipe. She also called for violence & arson attacks during BLM rioting last year. https://t.co/r5DVGmZzpk
[IsraelTimes] Police source tells Indian daily that officers are questioning college students from Kashmir’to ascertain their role’ in the earth-shattering kaboom.
Indian police on Thursday announced the arrest of four suspects in connection with a blast outside Israel’s embassy in New Delhi earlier this year.
No one was injured in the January 29 explosion, which blew out the windows of several nearby cars. The explosion occurred on the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Israel and India.
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[IsraelTimes] Nizar Banat’s family says he was beaten severely by security forces as he was taken into custody on Thursday; PA says it will investigate the incident.
A prominent critic of the Paleostinian Authority died early on Thursday morning after what his family charged was a violent mostly peaceful arrest by PA security forces.
Nizar Banat, 44, a resident of Dura, near Hebron, was well-known for his caustically sarcastic videos tearing into the PA leadership, including PA President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
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[DefenceBlog] A Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk combat utility helicopter of the Philippine Air Force crashed on Wednesday during a training flight.
According to a media statement from Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base released on Thursday, an S-70i utility helicopter of the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing on a night flight training figured in a mishap a few miles from Colonel Ernesto Rabina Air Base in Capas, Tarlac.
The helicopter was earlier reported to be late from the estimated time of return to its station at Clark Air Base, Pampanga thus prompted the eventual search.
No survivors have been found after one of the Philippine Air Force’s Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters crashed. At least six Philippine Air Force (PAF) personnel are believed dead.
The rest of the Black Hawk units will be grounded until the conclusion of the investigation.
Also noted that night flight proficiency training is part of the capabilities of the pilots and crew, in this case, the Black Hawk S-70i, prior to their full deployment to assist our frontline units in their missions. Although with inherent risks, this competency is vital and necessary for the transport and logistics requirements of Unified Commands.
[BenarNews] The Philippine military said Thursday that its forces rescued the 13-year-old daughter of an Indonesian couple responsible for a suicide kaboom at a church in the south in 2019, and killed a suspected Abu Sayyaf ...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder... hard boy during a counter-militancy raid.
Combined forces from the 45th Infantry Battalion and police launched the operation Wednesday night to arrest Abu Sayyaf member Rudymar Habib Jihiiran (alias Gulam) in Patikul, a town on southern Jolo Island, said Maj. Gen. William Gonzales, head of local military forces.
"The security forces were supposed to serve a warrant of arrest against Gulam when he and his comrade fired at our forces," Gonzales said in a statement.
A brief firefight ensued, allowing Gulam and two other holy warriors to escape, Gonzales said, adding that an alleged Abu Sayyaf member identified only as Sawi was killed.
Troops recovered bomb-making paraphernalia after the raid, according to commanding officer Lt. Col. Vicente Mabborang.
In addition, troops rescued Sitti Aisyah Rullie, 13, who apparently was married to a hard boy, Gonzales said.
"She is an Indonesian who is being indoctrinated in conducting bombings and also the wife of Jihiiran," Gonzales said.
Mabborang, meanwhile, identified her as a daughter of holy warriors Rullie Rian Zeke and Ulfah Handayani Saleh, who were identified as the bombers of the Jolo cathedral. The Indonesian couple, who had been indoctrinated by Abu Sayyaf bomber Mundi Sawadjaan, killed 21 people and themselves in in a twin suicide kaboom in January 2019.
Sawadjaan is the nephew of Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, the Philippine commander of the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... . The military has said that the elder Sawadjaan might have been killed in a July 2020 clash in Jolo, but his body has not been recovered.
Sitti Aisyah Rullie’s older sister, Rezky Fantasya Rullie, allegedly had planned a suicide kaboom but was arrested during an October 2020 raid in Jolo, the military said.
Officials, meanwhile, said the military had coordinated with relevant agencies about the maiden of tender years.
"Still, we in the security sector have no choice but to coordinate with concerned agencies and act on this. She is married to a full-fledged Abu Sayyaf Group member, her older brother is an armed member under the Daulah Islamiyah group, and per intel reports, she is being groomed as a jacket wallah. There is a risk here," Gonzales said.
"We sincerely hope that she could be de-radicalized and have another chance at a decent life. Involving children in this kind of terroristic act is outright shameful and a clear violation of our existing laws," he said.
The Indonesian Embassy in Manila did not immediately respond to BenarNews requests for comment.
The military in Sulu has said two suspects remain of the seven known foreign holy warriors that had been operating in the island province, Gonzales said. They were identified as the girl’s brother, Ahmad Ibrahim Rullie, and an Egyptian known only as Abdurahman. Both apparently are minors.
[BenarNews] An Indonesian court on Thursday sentenced a hardline Islamic holy man to four years in prison for saying he was not infected with COVID-19 after testing positive last November and refusing to give the government access to test results.
The ruling by the East Jakarta District Court was its second conviction of Muhammad Rizieq Shihab over pandemic-related offenses in less than a month. Outside the courthouse, hundreds of his supporters clashed with security personnel who tried to disperse them for violating COVID-19 social distancing rules.
A three-judge panel said that Rizieq, founder of the banned but influential Islamic Defenders’ Front (FPI), had written to a hospital in Bogor, a city near Jakarta, asking it not to disclose information about his condition. Rizieq, a vocal critic of Indonesia’s government, sent the letter as he held gatherings attended by thousands of people upon his return home from Saudi Arabia
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Syrian government forces renewed their bombardment on the fortifications of the opposition groups in the de-escalation zone, as part of the mutual shelling between the two parties in the area. #Syria#Idlib#HTShttps://t.co/Y11R2x7Soq
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
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