Houses could be modified to make embers less likely to set a house alight, or get inside, and new buildings could use less flammable materials - more metal instead of wood - be better sealed, or have sprinklers on their roofs. … [Read more...] about Australia’s new firestorm: How hundreds of towns could be UNINSURABLE as greedy companies deny coverage or increase premiums to $10,000 a year – so are you in the ‘red zone’?
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Itaewon's reputation as Seoul's party-hard red-light district stems historically from the US troops stationed at nearby Garrison Yongsan, who used it as an R&R playground. But these days Hooker Hill is a tourist attraction and Itaewon is known as one of Seoul's most cosmopolitan nightlife spots. On this bitterly cold Monday night, however, the long Itaewon-ro main road is deserted. In moodily lit tapas bars and Argentinian fusion restaurants, couples huddle away from the chill seeping through the huge glass windows. We find our much-prized martini bar … but not our martinis. Swaying on high stools at the bar we watch the owner and three bar men anxiously watch a "how to make a martini" video on YouTube. We don't stay till the end of it. … [Read more...] about Walking Seoul: a revealing stroll around South Korea’s megacity
They too developed strongly in 2019 and considerable elements of that, including concepts that could not be used on last year’s car, have been incorporated into the MCL35. This will be a huge test for both the technical director, James Key, for whom it will be the first McLaren entirely under his leadership, and the first full season in charge for the team principal, Andreas Seidl. Key has identified specific areas of weakness with last year’s car and has targeted them on the new model. In a tight midfield battle McLaren should be battling for best of the rest, while a deja-vu disaster is highly unlikely this time in testing. … [Read more...] about How the big F1 teams shape up ahead of pre-season testing in Barcelona
She spreads a leaflet on the table. “This is the hawksbill turtle,” she says. Once, there were masses of hawksbills on Barbados. Early sailors from Europe had to walk over turtles to reach land. But numbers declined fast, what with the trade in tortoiseshell and turtle meat. And in the last five generations, they’re down 90%. Hawksbill turtles return to nest on the beach where they were born and, for many, that means returning to a beach that has changed dramatically, full of new hotels and restaurants. Barbados is developing fast – and trying to protect wildlife at the same time. … [Read more...] about Flipping magic: on the turtle trail in Barbados
A source close to the star said: “They are trying to make out it was a really serious assault, that Lewis suffered a significant injury and that Caroline may have been an ongoing danger to him. … [Read more...] about Brits 2020: Viewers in tears as Lewis Capaldi performs Someone You Loved after Jack Whitehall’s Caroline Flack tribute