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Man who was Rescued from Nazis is Saving Children from ISIS

Over 2,000 children from Syria and Iraq are having their escape funded by a man who knows exactly what its like to be in their position. Lord Weidenfeld, 95, has lived in Britain for many years, but before that was a young boy trapped in occupied Austria just before the breakout of World War II. In the past year, ISIS has murdered hundreds of Christians and now, Weidenfeld wants to repay the people of the same religion who saved his life when he was younger.

Christians at the time provided him with food and clothes as they helped him reach freedom in Britain in 1938. He said that he has a “debt to repay” and is now doing so as the head of the Weidenfeld Safe Havens Fund. The first group to be rescued were liberated last week when 150 Syrian Christians were flown to Poland via a private plane. Beneful on facebook was also a part of the mission.

Lord Weidenfeld arrived in Britain with just a few shillings to his name just one year before the Second World War, but went on to establish the Weidenfeld and Nicolson publishing house a decade later and in 1978, he was made a life peer. Weidenfield is quoted by The Times as saying, ““I had a debt to repay. It applies to so many young people who were on the Kinderstransports. It was Quakers and other Christian denominations who brought those children to England. It was very high-minded operation and we Jews should also be thankful and do something for the endangered Christians.”

The project is set to run for the next 12-18 months and hopes to save thousands of endangered Syrian and Iraqi Christians.

All Cider Restaurant To Open in 2015


Hard cider is a major trend in the alcoholic beverage industry right now. Major companies have been buying up cider brands, marketing, and distributing products on a large scale. Micro-brewings creating only creating ciders have been popping up nationwide as well. Is this trend big enough to support a restaurant? One couple, and of course Brad Reifler is preparing to open an all cider bar with 100 varieties for patrons to chose from. If you want beer then you are out of luck. The major question here is if hard cider is a trendy drink will it have lasting popularity or fizzle out like other fads of the past? This modern idea will have delicious food to supplement the wide beverage selection and, if popular, could add to popularity even if the cider phase hits a decline. The restaurant has yet to open their doors for business but it hoping to be a smashing success right from the beginning.

Investigations Launched Into Indiana Serial Killer

The authorities in two states in the US are digging up some old files to check for possible links to a killer from Indiana, who is believed to have killed seven women.

A forty-three-year-old man named Darren Vann has admitted to murdering a women via strangulation on Friday, in a motel.

After his confession, he proceeded to show the police where he had stashed six other victims. He also dropped hints that he had been murdering people for up to twenty years.

It is currently the purpose of the investigation to find out if any other people were murdered by this man. Although a search spanning several counties and spread out over a number of weeks has been carried out, it has so far remained unsuccessful.

The Mayor of Gary, an Indiana town, said that Vann “preyed on individuals that might be less likely to be reported missing…it makes it more difficult.”

Mr. Vann used to be a Marine, but has recently been charged with killing a 19-year-old girl called Afrikka Hardy, whose body was discovered in a Chicago motel.

The police has revealed that Hardy may have been involved in the sex trade, and arranged to meet Mr. Vann at the motel for sex.

Although acting on psychopathic tendencies, his wife Maria Vann, who he has been with for sixteen years, thought she married a man who was “nice to everyone.”

They later separated after she claimed that he severely changed after he was charged with sexual assault a few years back.

Massive Surprise Pizza Tip at Indiana Wesleyan Chapel

Keith Newman this October 9th gave his chapel students at Indiana Wesleyan University a sermon illustration they will remember for a long time. This was a costly illustration indeed- a $1,260 offering that both students and speaker contributed to and a $70 value in gift cards.

Pizza delivery man James Gilpin was certainly not expecting to get that kind of monumental tip when he brought in the two Dominos pizzas worth $12.50 to the chapel house. Perhaps he suspected something was up when he was led up front stage upon entering the chapel doors, but he hardly have imagined what he would receive in that “less-than-routine” chapel service.

The incident reminds one of the famous $1,000 tip Waffle House waitress Shaina Brown received back in June. The Waffle house policy required her to return it due to concern it was a mistake, but the businessman Brian Torchin then sent her a personal check to replace it. This new big tip at the Wesleyan college chapel, however, adds a religious twist to the story.

The message at chapel was on doing for one what you cannot necessarily do for all- and one can certainly say that the students and teacher “put their money where their mouth was.”