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Queen Elizabeth hailed in Scotland as a ‘constant in all our lives’

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EDINBURGH, Scotland — As Queen Elizabeth II’s four children walked silently behind, a hearse carried her flag-draped coffin Monday along a crowd-lined street in the Scottish capital to a cathedral, where a service of thanksgiving hailed the late monarch as a “constant in all of our lives for over 70 years.”

Four days after the 96-year-old queen died at Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands, a military bagpiper played as her oak coffin, draped in the red-and-yellow Royal Standard of Scotland, was borne from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh in a solemn procession.

  • King Charles III, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew join the procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral, in Edinburgh, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. King Charles arrived in Edinburgh on Monday to accompany his late mother’s coffin on an emotion-charged procession through the historic heart of the Scottish capital to the cathedral where it will lie for 24 hours to allow the public to pay their last respects. (Andrew Milligan/Pool Photo via AP)

  • A Procession Of Cars And Marchers (Including King Charles And His Siblings) On A Street Crowded With Bystanders.

    King Charles III, Princess Anne and members of the Royal family join the procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral, in Edinburgh, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. King Charles arrived in Edinburgh on Monday to accompany his late mother’s coffin on an emotion-charged procession through the historic heart of the Scottish capital to the cathedral where it will lie for 24 hours to allow the public to pay their last respects. (Andrew Milligan/Pool Photo via AP)

  • A Red Heart Balloon With Queen Elizabeth'S Photo On It, Amid A Background Of Flower Bouquets.

    A balloon with a picture of Queen Elizabeth II hovers over flowers at the Green Park memorial, near Buckingham Palace, in London, Sept. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

  • Through A Shop Window, A Framed Portrait Of The Young Queen Elizabeth In A Cape, Surrounded On Either Side By Two Pillows With The Union Jack Flag On Them. In The Reflection, A Street Scene Showing Old Brick Buildings, A Yellow Parked Vehicle And A Pedestrian Walking By.

    A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is seen in a shop window, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 in Windsor, England. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

  • A Formal Procession Of Cars, Royals And Others Through The Streets Of Edinburgh.

    The procession of Queen Elizabeth’s coffin followed by King Charles III, Britain’s Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile on September 12, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland. King Charles III joins the procession accompanying Her Majesty The Queen’s coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse along the Royal Mile to St Giles Cathedral. The King and The Queen Consort, accompanied by other Members of the Royal Family also attend a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of The Queen where it lies in rest for 24 hours before being transferred by air to London. (Ian Forsyth / Getty Images)

  • Princess Anne And Her Husband, Looking Solemn As Pallbearers In Kilts Carry The Late Queen'S Flag- And Flower-Draped Coffin.

    From second right, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence and Princess Anne stand as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped with the Royal Standard of Scotland, completes its journey from Balmoral to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where it will lie in rest for a day, in Edinburgh, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. (Aaron Chown/Pool Photo via AP)

  • King Charles Iii, In A Kilt, And Other Family Members Of Queen Elizabeth Encircle Her Caseket, Which Is Topped With A Red Crown, Covered In Her Flag And Adorned With Flowers.

    Britain’s King Charles III, center, and other members of the royal family hold a vigil at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, Monday Sept. 12, 2022. (Jane Barlow/Pool via AP)

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King Charles III, dressed in army uniform, and his siblings Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward walked behind as the hearse traveled to St. Giles’ Cathedral, flanked by a bearer party of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and a detachment of the Royal Company of Archers, the king’s ceremonial bodyguard in Scotland.

Inside the church, the coffin was placed on a wooden stand and topped with the golden Crown of Scotland, encrusted with 22 gems and 20 precious stones along with freshwater pearls from Scotland’s rivers.

“And so we gather, to bid Scotland’s farewell to our late monarch, whose life of service to the nation and the world we celebrate. And whose love for Scotland was legendary,” said the Rev. Calum MacLeod.

Because the queen died at her summer home of Balmoral, Scotland has been the focus of the world’s attention for the first part of Britain’s 10 days of national mourning. Large crowds have lined the route as her coffin journeyed from the castle to Edinburgh, underscoring the deep bond between the queen and Scotland. That bond persisted even as relations soured between the Conservative U.K. government in London and the pro-independence Scottish administration in Edinburgh.

Church of Scotland Moderator Iain Greenshields said “most of us cannot recall a time when she was not our monarch.”

“Committed to the role she assumed in 1952 upon the death of her beloved father, she has been a constant in all of our lives for over 70 years,” he said. “She was determined to see her work as a form of service to others.”

The coffin will remain at the cathedral until Tuesday so the public can pay their respects. Thousands of people lined the 0.7-mile route between palace and cathedral, some arriving hours early to catch a glimpse.

“I just wanted to be here, just to show … last respects. I cannot believe she is dead,” said Marilyn Mclear, a 70-year-old retired teacher. “I know she was 96, but I just cannot believe the queen’s dead.”

One man shouted at the passing hearse, while others called out: “God save the king!” But the procession was greeted mostly with a respectful silence under a blue sky flecked with clouds.

Charles and his siblings later stood in silent vigil at the church, lowering their heads as they stood at four sides of their mother’s oak coffin alongside members of the Royal Company of Archers. As they performed the traditional vigil, members of the public filed past.

Charles, Anne and Edward all wore military uniforms, but Andrew did not. The Royal Navy veteran was stripped of his honorary military titles and was removed as a working royal over his friendship with the notorious U.S. sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Charles later donned a kilt as he visited the Scottish parliament, where he was greeted by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

“The queen, like so many generations of our family before her, found in the hills of this land and in the hearts of its people a haven and a home,” Charles told Scottish lawmakers.

Earlier, the queen’s grandson, Prince Harry, hailed her as a “guiding compass” and praised her “unwavering grace and dignity.”

The government, meanwhile, announced the nation will observe a minute of silence on Sunday, the evening before the queen’s funeral. The “moment of reflection” will take place at 8 p.m. (2 p.m. Central Time).

Before flying to Scotland, Charles received condolences at Parliament on Monday and told lawmakers he would follow his late mother’s example of “selfless duty.”

Hundreds of lawmakers crowded into the 1,000-year-old Westminster Hall for the service, rich in pageantry, in which Parliament offered its condolences to the king. A trumpet fanfare greeted him and Camilla, the Queen Consort.

Charles told the House of Commons and the House of Lords that he would follow his late mother in upholding “the precious principles of constitutional governance” that underpin the U.K.’s political system.

“As I stand before you today, I cannot help but feel the weight of history, which surrounds us and which reminds us of the vital parliamentary traditions to which members of both Houses dedicate yourselves, with such personal commitment, for the betterment of us all,” Charles said.

The ceremony was held in Westminster Hall because monarchs are not allowed inside the House of Commons since King Charles I tried to enter and arrest lawmakers. That confrontation led to a civil war which ended with the king being beheaded in 1649.

In a personal tribute to his grandmother, Prince Harry said he cherished their times together “from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchildren.”

Amid acrimony in the House of Windsor, Harry quit as a senior royal and moved to the U.S. two years ago. On Saturday, there was a possible sign of a reconciliation as Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, joined his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Catherine, the Princess of Wales, in meeting mourners outside Windsor Castle.

Harry’s statement alluded to the death of his grandfather, Prince Philip, last year: “We too smile, knowing that you and grandpa are reunited now and both together in peace.”

The queen’s coffin will be flown Tuesday to London, where it will lie in state at the Houses of Parliament from Wednesday afternoon until the morning of her funeral on Sept. 19. U.S. President Joe Biden is among the world leaders and dignitaries planning to attend the service at Westminster Abbey.

Authorities already have issued rules for people wanting to pay their respects in London.

Vanessa Nathakumaran showed up more than two days early to stake out a place. “I really, really want to be part of it,” she said.

Judging by the size of the crowd in Edinburgh, the line behind Nathakumaran will be long.

Rosamund Allen, 67, came to Edinburgh from Rothbury in northern England to be part of history.

“It was very moving. It was very quiet,” she said. “I felt very sorry for the family itself to be on show. They are very brave to do that. And I really hope and pray that they get something out of today and have a chance to mourn themselves.

“They were very kind to allow us to be part of their sadness.”

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Corder and Lawless reported from London.

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SEOUL — North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast on Sunday, ahead of planned military exercises by South Korean and U.S. forces involving an aircraft carrier and a visit to the Vice President’s region. American Kamala Harris.

The South Korean military said it was a single short-range ballistic missile fired from near the Taechon area in North Pyongyan province just before 7 a.m.

Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada said Japan believes he reached the maximum altitude at 50 km and may have flown on an irregular path. Hamada said it was outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone and there were no reports of navigation or air traffic problems.

Many of the short-range missiles tested by North Korea in recent years were designed to evade missile defenses by maneuvering during flight and flying in a lower, “depressed” trajectory, experts said.

“If you include the cruise missile launches, this is the nineteenth launch, which is an unprecedented rate. North Korea’s action poses a threat to the peace and security of our country, of the region and the international community and to do so while the invasion of Ukraine is unfolding is unforgivable,” Hamada said, adding that Japan had protested through the North Korean embassy in Beijing. . .

The launch comes after the U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrived in South Korea to participate in joint exercises with South Korean forces, and ahead of a planned visit to Seoul this week by Harris.

It was the first time the North had carried out such a launch after firing eight short-range ballistic missiles in one day in early June, leading the United States to seek more sanctions for violating Security Council resolutions. the UN.

North Korea rejects UN resolutions as a violation of its sovereign right to self-defense and space exploration, and has criticized previous joint exercises by the United States and South Korea as evidence of their hostile policies.

The drills have also been criticized by Russia and China, which have called on all parties not to take steps that escalate tensions in the region, and called for an easing of sanctions.

After North Korea conducted an unprecedented number of missile tests earlier this year, including its intercontinental ballistic missiles for the first time since 2017, the United States and South Korea said they would strengthen joint exercises and military displays of power to deter Pyongyang.

“Defense drills are not going to prevent North Korean missile testing,” said Leif-Eric Easley, professor of international affairs at Ewha University in Seoul.

But U.S.-South Korean security cooperation helps deter a North Korean attack and counter coercion from Pyongyang, and allies must not let provocations prevent them from conducting military training and exchanges needed to maintain the alliance. , he added.

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday that North Korea may also be preparing to test a submarine-launched ballistic missile, citing the South Korean military.

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The Rockies didn’t start their last night of the season at Coors Field quietly. They got their tails kicked in front of 45,983 fans.

San Diego, trying to secure the third and final wildcard spot in the National League, picked up a 9-3 victory on Saturday. The win kept the Padres two games ahead of Milwaukee for last place.

Coors Field hadn’t been kind to the Padres lately. Going into Saturday night’s game, they were 1-7 in LoDo this season and as of May 12, 2021, had lost 14 of their last 17 games here.

The Padres held a slim 3-2 lead going into the seventh before manhandling relievers Justin Lawrence and Chad Smith and scoring six runs. Lawrence, who the Rockies hope can become a late reliever next season, gave up a brace to Jurickson Profar, back-to-back walks to Juan Soto and Manny Machado, and a two-run single to Jake Cronenworth. .

Out Lawrence and in Smith, who surrendered an RBI single to Brandon Drury to load the bases, then walked Josh Bell to force a run. There were more than a few boobirds in what was left of the Saturday night crowd.

The boos continued when Ha-Seong Kim hit a high chopper that evaded rookie shortstop Ezequiel Tovar for a single and scored two more runs.

There were a few positive moments for the large crowd to pull together. Ryan McMahon started the first moto with a solo homer just ahead of Yu Darvish, McMahon’s 18th of the season. In the eighth, Randal Grichuk threw a solo homer with two outs from southpaw Tim Hill. Grichuk has hit 17 home runs this season.

Darvish pitched six innings, allowing two runs on five hits, eight strikeouts and one walk. He improved to 16-7 and maintained his 3.05 ERA.

Before the game, manager Bud Black said the biggest thing he wanted to see from right-handed starter Chad Kuhl was consistency. Kuhl got off to a good start.

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Antyodaya Diwas is celebrated every year in honor of the late Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya

Every year, Antyodaya Diwas is celebrated in India on September 25 to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya and to remember his life and legacy. In 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the day in honor of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. He was a seasoned leader and politician and had a key influence on the Bharatiya Jana Sangh from which the BJP emerged.

The word Antyodaya means to uplift the poorest of the poor and the day is observed with the aim of reaching out and helping the last person in society.

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Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya was born in Mathura in 1916. In the 1940s, he completed a 40-day camp in Sangh education and a two-year training at the RSS education wing.

He served the Bharatiya Jana Sangh from 1953 to 1968 where he became the source of ideological guidance and moral inspiration for the BJP and its establishment.

Besides all his organizational abilities, he was also known for his philosophical and literary works. He developed the concept of “integral humanism” advocating the holistic development of mind, body, intellect and soul.

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya died at the age of 51 on February 11, 1968.

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The spirit of the Antyodaya mission is to reach out to the last person, and therefore the motto of this day is to help all poor and rural youth in India and help them find opportunities for national and international jobs.

In 2014, on Antyodaya Diwas, the Ministry of Rural Development revived its existing skills development program called Aajeevika Skills as the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM). It was later renamed Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-NRLM in November 2015.

Several blood donation camps, seminars, conferences and other activities are organized during this day.

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Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner will test his injured ankle ahead of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, but he’s on track to play, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Conner, who is listed as questionable, sat out practice Wednesday before returning for limited work Thursday and Friday.

Conner was slowed by injury after his first run of the second half in last week’s 29-23 overtime win over the Las Vegas Raiders. Eno Benjamin and Darrel Williams shared the workload in place of Conner for the remainder of the game, with Williams rushing for a key 1-yard touchdown on the Cardinals’ fourth quarter comeback.

Conner, 27, signed a three-year, $21 million contract to stay at Arizona this offseason. He has 17 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown this season.

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No. 23 Texas A&M’s fumble recovery handed in for a touchdown propels Aggies over No. 10 Arkansas

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No. 23 Texas A&M suffered a huge upset at home against Appalachia State two weeks ago, but on Saturday they beat No. 10 Arkansas at AT&T Stadium, 23-21.

A wild turnover turned out to be a huge difference to the win.

Arkansas was only inches away from taking a two-touchdown lead in the second quarter. Instead, KJ Jefferson fumbled over the goal line and he was picked up by Tyreek Chappell who brought him back to the 18-yard line. But just as he was getting tackled, he handed it over to Demani Richardson who took the rest of the 82 yards for a touchdown with 3:11 left in the half.

Arkansas’ defense was able to force the Aggies to go for a 53-yard field goal that missed wide on the left, giving the Razorbacks a chance to take a lead at their own 36 with 6:30 to go. On the 3rd and 6th, Jefferson found Matt Landers for a 19 gain, followed by rushes from 11 and 10 yards from Raheim Sanders and Jefferson, respectively, to get to the opposing 21.

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Texas A&M wide receiver Evan Stewart (1) celebrates his touchdown during the first half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Arkansas on Saturday September 24, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.
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But two plays later, a bad shot pushed them back to the 25th. On the 4th and 13th, Cam Little scored a 42-yard field goal to give Arkansas the lead, but he knocked it off the top of the post right. A&M managed to get down on one knee for the win.

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A&M got the ball back at halftime and went for 70 yards on six plays, including a 26-yard catch by Donovan Greene. Devon Achane ran for a score of nine yards, and the PAT gave the Aggies a 20-14 lead.

After Arkansas went to three, the Aggies had a long steady drive, and a 32-yard catch by Ainias Smith put them inside the red zone, but they went no further and had to settle for a field goal. They did, however, give them a 23-14 lead with 3:48 left in the third.

After the two teams traded punts, the Razorbacks’ 13-play drive was capped off with a nine-yard touchdown from Jefferson, cutting their deficit to two with 10:05 left.

Achane rushed for 159 yards on 19 carries, including one for a score, while Max Johnson completed 11 of 21 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown.

Jefferson threw for just 171 yards but rushed for another 105 as the team’s top rusher. Warren Thompson had two catches for 57 yards and a touchdown, while Jadon Haselwood had 56 yards on five catches.

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A heartbroken father is speaking out about the loss of his son and daughter, who were among those killed in a domestic incident on Friday morning in Oak Forest.

Jorge Rodriguez’s son Emilio, 20, and daughter Briana, 22, were shot and killed in a sprawling incident on Saturday that sparked a massive police presence and terrified the southern suburbs community. The deaths of Emilio, Briana, as well as their mother, Lupe Gomez, were all adjudicated homicides, authorities say.

The police have not officially named the person responsible for the rampage. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, however, said Saturday it ruled the death of one of the individuals, Carlos Gomez, 44, a suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On Saturday, a day after losing his children, Jorge Rodriguez looked back on the memories and time he shared with his children, saying his heart is forever broken.

“No father should ever bury his children,” he said. “They tell me I have to be strong, yes, but I can’t.”

Jorge Rodriguez said his daughter, Briana, had a big smile, while Emilio protected his older sister. Both intended to return to school.

“She wanted to go to college and she wanted to learn sign language,” added Dawn Guerrero, wife of Jorge Rodriguez. “Emilio was always a funny guy, he had a heart.”

At least four people have died following a shooting, barricade situation and house fire reported Friday in Oak Forest, officials said. NBC 5’s Lexi Sutter shares more insight into the incident.

Jorge Rodriguez and his fiancé say they fought for years for custody of the children, but lost their battle in court.

“So many reports on the house, no one caught it, and now it’s too late,” Guerrero said.

Jorge Rodriguez said he just wanted his kids back, and now he has to live with that regret for the rest of his life.

“They will always be in my heart,” he said.

“We want to bury our children peacefully so that they have peace now, and no longer be in chaos and pain,” added his wife, Guerrero.

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