This is the shocking moment men wearing motorcycle helmets destroyed a £28,000 car by dousing it with petrol and setting it alight in broad daylight. Nia Devonald's beloved BMW 218 M Sport was attacked in broad daylight at 1.30pm on Monday, August 19 by the duo, who are captured on CCTV smashing the rear window before pouring a petrol canister over the car and setting it alight, before running off. The car was parked in the driveway of her family home at Trinity Lane, Penclawdd , Swansea . Her mum, Dawn Devonald said: "It's lucky we were here at the time as we managed to get the flames out, otherwise it could have taken half our house out with it. "We were just shocked, you don't expect anything like that to happen. We heard a really loud bang and then we went outside and there were flames leaping out of the car. "We called the fire brigade, we didn't know what to do and whether or not to put water on it as petrol had been poured over it. My husband put it out using a hose … [Read more...] about The moment a woman’s car is set on fire in broad daylight
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By Mark LeibovichIT was a humid Sunday in June, a quiet afternoon that Pete Buttigieg knew would not remain quiet. “You know, there are always going to be ups and downs,” the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said, as he puttered through the kitchen of the century-old Victorian home he shares with his husband of a year, Chasten. “You can’t just have an uninterrupted, meteoric rise.”Buttigieg’s dogs, Buddy and Truman, were lounging on hardwood floors as he poured coffee into a mug and settled in at his dining-room table. In a few hours, he would be speaking to a noisy town hall at Washington High School, on his city’s predominantly black west side, where he would be called upon — shouted upon — to answer questions about what the cable networks had variously called ‘Mayor Pete’s Crisis at Home’ and the ‘Nightmare in South Bend’.A week before, a white South Bend police officer, Sgt Ryan … [Read more...] about US presidential candidate Pete Buttigeg: More than a mayor?
Photos by Stephen Wilkes MINSK, 26 July (BelTA) – American photographer Stephen Wilkes has found a very personal way to capture an entire day in a single photo. His extraordinary panoramas are created by taking thousands of photographs at famous locations, and then digitally stitching the best ones together into images depicting each scene from dawn to dusk, according to the CNN.Photographer Stephen Wilkes is recognized around the world for his stunning image compositions of landscapes as they transition from day to night. Each of these dramatic images is meticulously crafted from more than 1,500 photographs taken from a fixed vantage point over the course of 15 to 30 hours, from sunrise to sunset."I look at time very much like a grid. Einstein described time as a fabric, and I kind of see it that way. I decide where day begins and night ends and I call that a 'time vector.' Once I've decided in what direction time is changing, I capture all those moments -- sometimes I … [Read more...] about An entire day in a single image by Stephen Wilkes
Dawn Gilbertson USA TODAY Published 8:18 AM EDT Jul 23, 2019 Two days before my American Airlines flight from Chicago to Las Vegas in June, I checked the airline's website to see how much they wanted for a seat assignment. Yes, a seat assignment. I was traveling on a basic economy ticket, and those no-frills tickets don't come with an advance seat assignment and carry other restrictions. The airline assigns you one at check in, so you never know where you'll end up on the plane. Basic economy passengers who are afraid of getting stuck in a middle seat, or being separated from their traveling companions, have the option of selecting a seat for a fee. It's no different than the system used by discount airlines Spirit, Frontier and Allegiant, whose bare bones fares inspired major airlines to add basic economy tickets. The window for buying a seat with a basic economy ticket varies by carrier: United allows the purchase of a seat assignment during … [Read more...] about Basic economy ticket: Get a flight seat assignment — for a price
The much-quoted adage that Britain had an "empire on which the sun never sets" is generally attributed to the Scottish author John Wilson - writing for the monthly periodical Blackwood's Magazine in 1829 under the pseudonym "Christopher North”. It was a statement which chimed with the times, neatly encapsulating the sheer size of a realm that spread its arms all the way west into the open spaces of Canada, all the way south to the furthest peripheries of the African continent, south-east into Australasia, and east into the ports and islands of China, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Keener-eyed readers will note that these words were written eight years before the dawn of what was, until recently, the longest royal reign in British history - but Queen Victoria has nonetheless become seen as the embodiment of this country's imperial pomp. She was the monarch who rarely travelled, but whose kingdom took in half of the world; the empress whose inscrutable gaze seemed to … [Read more...] about How Queen Victoria left her mark on every corner of the planet