An elderly woman desperately tried to save her two young great-grandchildren as a wildfire engulfed their home in northern California. Melody Bledsoe, 70, was killed alongside five-year-old James Roberts and his four-year-old sister Emily. Mrs Bledsoe's granddaughter, Amanda Woodley, said the elderly woman desperately put a wet blanket over the children as their home burned. "Grandma did everything she could to save them she was hed over them both with a wet blanket," Woodley said in a Facebook post. The children's mother, Sherry Bledsoe, was quoted by the Sacramento Bee as saying: "My kids are deceased. That's all I can say." The blaze also killed two firefighters and another person as seven people remain missing. The fireball destroyed hundreds of buildings and sent thousands of frantic residents fleeing from their homes. Melody's husband, Ed Bledsoe, told CBS he left them at home to run an errand on Thursday night and then got a call … [Read more...] about California wildfires hero great-gran desperately tried to save young kids as blaze engulfed their home
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She made history as the first black model to earn becoming cover girl of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. And 22 years later, Tyra Banks looks better than ever. The 45-year-old model was seen rocking two different clinging outfits while proudly flaunting her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover as she began her promotional tour for the publication on Thursday morning. Showing off: Tyra Banks donned two different outfits while flaunting her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover as she began her promotional tour for the publication on Thursday morning Stand out in neon pink like Tyra wearing J.Bolin J.Bolin bespoke dress Shop the designer here... Visit site Tyra Banks is gracing the cover of the newest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, and to kick start the promotional tour in style, the model strutted her stuff in this gorgeous dress. Rocking a neon pink number by her beloved stylist, J.Bolin, Tyra completed the look with contrasting white sandals. How can she … [Read more...] about Tyra Banks, 45, stuns in TWO clinging numbers as she begins promotional tour for her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover
When the men in black walked into her restaurant one Friday morning and sat at the round table in the corner, Brittany Porter knew exactly what they were. Pale, skittish, aggressively tattooed, they wore black T-shirts with a cryptic white logo over their hearts. One had a razor inked along his left jaw and two SS lightning bolts dripping next to his eye like a double set of tears. One wore a handgun on his hip. Porter went to the table, smiled and asked what they wanted. It was just after 8am. Two of the neo-Nazis ordered chicken nuggets. On Facebook the night before, Porter read about the group of racists who were coming to eastern Kentucky to hold a rally. They had chosen an economically struggling stretch of coal country with a population that was 98% white and that had voted 80% for Trump. In their propaganda videos, the neo-Nazi leaders had talked about the scourge of drug addiction in Pike County. At 30, Porter knew Pike County’s problems. She herself was a recovered … [Read more...] about Is there a neo-Nazi storm brewing in Trump country?
Vishal Chauhan, 30, a former A&E doctor Vishal Chauhan had been working as an A&E doctor for nine months, but had become increasingly disillusioned. Each shift he felt as if he was facing a wave of human suffering – a seemingly endless stream of patients with chronic mental and physical health problems, many of whom had attempted suicide. They were patched up and sent back into the world to face the same underlying problems. “I began to realise that we were just mopping up the failings of a society that does not value good health,” he says. “A society that is failing people rather than helping those who have been marginalised.” Chauhan’s first thought was to volunteer as a medic, helping people at the refugee camps in Calais. But another doctor who had worked in public health around the world said he might do more good trying to prevent the billions of people who, according to the UN, will be forced to leave their homes in the next few … [Read more...] about The doctor and banker who quit to join Extinction Rebellion: ‘You have to do what is right’
As movie pilgrimage sites go, the Romance Hotel, on Cumberland Road in Hong Kong's Kowloon Tong district, is not a tourist-friendly destination. To get past the Sikh doorman, you will need to be sober, over 18, fluent in Cantonese, and accompanied by a member of the opposite sex. This two-storey villa was once the home of kung-fu superstar Bruce Lee, but exactly 30 years after his death, you could hardly describe it as a shrine. What used to be a light, spacious interior, furnished with Emmanuelle-style wicker chairs and Arco lamps, is now a warren of cramped rooms, each equipped with hot and cold flasks of water, a TV playing Chinese porn, a 1970s-style double bed with a radio built into the velour headboard, and a roll of toilet paper considerately placed by the bedside. Lee's Japanese garden out front is now a concrete car park, complete with a movable screen to conceal visitors' licence plates. The good news is that rooms are available at the reduced rate of HK$200 (£15) for … [Read more...] about Hong Kong phooey