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Rooney spoke publicly in his role as an ambassador

Beitragvon meichangsu520 » 23.03.2018, 04:23

by Larry Neild


LONDON Jordan 13 Altitude For Sale , Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- Invitations will go out next week to attend the funeral of a King of England who died in a battle more than 500 years ago.


More than 13,500 applications from across the world have flooded into Leicester Cathedral in the hope of winning one of the 600 public seats available at the funeral and reburial in March of King Richard III.


The king was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, the last major battle in a war between two rival dynasties, the House of York and the House of Lancaster Jordan 13 Altitude Shoes , the so-called Wars of the Roses.


Two years ago, the remains of Richard III were found buried beneath a car park in Leicester.


The discovery sparked a legal battle over whether the king should be buried in his ancestral home of York, or close to where he was discovered in Leicester.


Judges ruled Leicester must be Richard III's final resting place, and with regal pomp and ceremony Jordan 13 Altitude 2017 , a series of three re-interment services will take place in March.


A specially created tomb is currently being built in Leicester Cathedral where the king's remains will be buried.


Although most of the 13,500-plus applications for tickets have come from Britain, men, women and children from as far as Afghanistan Jordan 13 Altitude Green , West Africa, New Zealand, North America and Asia have asked for invites. Each will now be waiting to learn from next week if they will be invited to the funeral.


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Liz Hudson, spokeswoman for the Church of England in Leicester, said: "It shows how much interest there is and how much of a global story it is. We will be using a random generator to chose who will get an invitation. The process will be as fair as possible."


Of the 600 public invitations, 200 people will be invited to the main re-interment service on March 26 Mens Air Jordan 13 Love Respect Pack White , when the coffin is lowered into the ground and sealed in its tomb.


The leader of the Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, will conduct the service which will be broadcast live on the terrestrial television station Channel 4.


The other two services will take place at the cathedral during a week of events which run from March 22, until March 27.


The other 1 Mens Air Jordan 13 GS Love Respect Pack Black ,800 VIP guests invited to the three services will include members of the Royal Family and known descendants of King Richard.


To date, the only confirmed royal is the Duke of Gloucester -- the patron of the cathedral's Richard III Fund-raising Appeal.


Also invited will be members of the two rival groups who traded insults in a bitter fight over the where the remains of Richard III should be buried. Church authorities hope they will be united for the first time at a service to celebrate the king's life.


Thousands of people are expected to visit Leicester in March when the royal remains of King Richard III are reburied at Leicester Cathedral. The city also expects the tomb to become a tourist attraction.


The battle where the king died was immortalized in Richard III, one of the works of the famous English playwright, William Shakespeare.




LONDON, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has become the latest big name in English football to urge victims of a sexual abuse scandal rocking football to come forward and report what happened to them.


Rooney spoke publicly in his role as an ambassador for the national children's charity, the NSPCC, following a string of allegations of sexual abuse made by retired players, dating back to when they were children.


Rooney, also the England captain, said: "It's awful that some of my colleagues have suffered this way while playing the sport that I and they love.


"Andy (Woodward) has been really brave to come forward and I would encourage anyone who has or is suffering from abuse to call the NSPCC's new football helpline. It's important that people know that it's okay to speak out, there is help available and that they don't need to suffer in silence."


More than 50 former players have so far contacted a special hot line opened by the NSPCC since former top-flight player Andy Woodward came forward and said he had been abused as a boy by a team coach.


Both the NSPCC and football's governing body in England, the FA, are urging players and others involved in football, from grassroots level to the top-tier Premier League, to speak up and contact the hotline to get the help and support they need.


BEIJING Mens Air Jordan 13 Altitude Retro Black Altitude Green 414571-042 , Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- The zodiac animal of China's coming Lunar New Year has caused much confusion in the English world, as its translation results in at least two candidates: sheep or goat.


Chinese folklorists say the animal symbol can be either a sheep or a goat but more likely goat, given the latter's popularity as a farm animal among Han Chinese.


The Chinese lunar calendar assigns an animal symbol to each year in every 12-year cycle. Yet the Chinese character for the eighth zodiac animal is "Yang", which can refer to either of the two ruminants when used without attributes.


Huang Yang Air Jordan 13 For Sale , a prominent researcher on the role of sheepgoats in Chinese culture, says tracing the origin of the zodiacal Yang could be difficult, as the Chinese zodiac first appeared after the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC), when the Chinese people did not differentiate between sheep and goats in language or in sacrificial offering.


Both species have a long history of domestication in China and have appeared on oracle bone scripts and other artifacts since prehistoric times Jordan 13 Retro For Sale , according to Huang, who in 2012 challenged the saying that Chinese are "descendants of the dragon" by arguing that the

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