I was in Venice when the acqua alta struck on 28 October 2018. I noted in my diary: “It happened today. The first big acqua alta of the year, with a siren at 09.17, followed by two steady tones. One tone is for 1.1 metres, two 1.2 metres, three 1.3 metres and four 1.4 metres or more. The tidal chart says the level should peak just after noon. At 12.30 I put on my green rubber boots. Stepping out along the canals, I found the water above my ankles and immediately had to re-learn how to walk. Walking at normal speed causes the water to splash over your boots and on to your legs. I slowed down, finding I also needed to watch out for little waves from the boats on the canal, which rode up right over the submerged pavement. “Tourists used bin bags or fluorescent pink plastic booties over their shoes, walked barefoot or just got their shoes wet. Judging by the laughs and picture taking, high water looked fun, but not for the tourists who held heavy suitcases to their chests to … [Read more...] about Deep trouble: can Venice hold back the tide?
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Imogen Anthony is known for her intricate, over the top Halloween costumes and this year was no exception. The 28-year-old took to Instagram to show off her elaborate 'sexy Marge Simpson' costume on Friday. The model was covered in yellow body paint, and poured her slender curves into a skin-tight, neon green Lycra dress. Transformation: Imogen Anthony (pictured) took to Instagram on Friday to show off her elaborate Marge Simpson costume for Halloween Instead of Marge's delicate pearl necklace, Imogen opted for multiple strands on a choker that had a rhinestone clasp at the front featuring designer Vivienne Westwood's logo. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Neigh worries: Tegan Martin turns heads at Melbourne Cup... A sexy Smurf, a slinky cat and the Little Mermaid's Ursula:... 'I'm fertile!' Imogen Anthony hints that she's officially... Wild and free! Model Imogen Anthony leaves little to the... Share this article Share Adding … [Read more...] about ‘Marge went and got an upgrade!’ Imogen Anthony pours her incredible figure into a skin-tight latex dress as she shows off her elaborate Simpsons-inspired costume for Halloween
Police in New Zealand have launched a criminal investigation after White Island erupted, leaving Two British women in hospital and killing up to 13 people. The two women were among 47 people on White Island, a volcanic tourist island also known as Whakaari, when it erupted with a large plume of ash and steam at 2.11pm on Monday. As horrific details emerged about the eruption – in which most victims suffered severe burns – New Zealand Police Deputy Commissioner John Tims announced the investigation as questions emerged over why tour groups were allowed into the volcano zone despite scientists' warnings of increased activity. 'I can confirm now that we will commence a criminal investigation into the circumstances of the death and injuries on White Island,' Mr Tims told a press conference, adding the probe would run parallel to an investigation by WorkSafe New Zealand. Of the 47 people, 34 were rescued from the island and 31 of them remain in hospital, some … [Read more...] about Police in New Zealand launch criminal investigation after volcano island erupts killing up to 13 people and leaving two British women in hospital
The US Air Force has dropped 40 tons of laser-guided bombs on what it called an 'ISIS infested island' in Iraq F-15 and F-35 jets were used to bomb Qanus Island, which sits in the middle of the Tigris River in central Iraq, in order to destroy hiding places for jihadi fighters. Colonel Myles B Caggins, spokesman for Operation Joint Resolve, tweeted: 'Here’s what it looks like when US Air Force F15 and F35 jets drop 36,000 kg of bombs on a Daesh infested island.' Daesh is a derogatory Arabic term for ISIS. The US-led coalition says American warplanes have dropped 40 tons of bombs on an island along the Tigris River that's 'infested' with members of the Islamic State group. The first of the bombs can be seen on the upper left side of this image A video released by the military showed massive explosions along the island on Tuesday The explosions created mushroom clouds billowing from the island that appeared to have been subjected to carpet bombing … [Read more...] about The return of shock and awe: US warplanes led by F-35 stealth jets drop 40 TONS of laser-guided bombs on ‘ISIS infested Iraqi island’ to destroy terrorist stronghold and stop flow of fighters from Syria