Corsica: Storm hits Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Hail, heavy rain, fierce thunderstorms and gusts of 140mph hit the French island on Thursday morning, taking the lives of five people and injuring a dozen others, local authorities said. Related articles Storm tracker: London streets submerged as violent floods hit Can it thunder without rain? The four areas to see storms The teenage girl died when a tree fell on the campsite where she was staying. Meanwhile, a 72-year-old woman's car was struck by a beach hut roof and a 46-year-old Frenchman died when a tree crushed his bungalow in the north of the Mediterranean island. Weather forecaster Meteo France … [Read more...] about Horror as girl, 13, crushed to death by tree in brutal 140MPH storm after blistering heat
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What are some of the up-and-coming food products made in Acadiana? As part of the Made in Acadiana series, we’re focusing on local items that have recently gone to market and the compelling stories behind them. It’s an idea we launched in 2019 and decided to revisit since food is so prominent in south Louisiana. When Ben Richard was growing up, he remembers his Uncle Lonnie telling him to go to college with the promise of taking control the family business. So when his uncle sold the company, Richard’s Cajun Foods, to Milwaukee-based Tall Tree Foods in 1996, Ben was devastated. “It kind of hurt, you know?” Ben said, “It was the family business that we were proud.” But Lonnie Richard ultimately kept his promise, although with a twist. Now, after nearly 25 years, this Ben and his family has bought back their famous smoked sausage recipe under a new name, Cajun Family Traditions, in Church Point. The company started in 2020 not long after Ben Richard’s father stepped … [Read more...] about Made in Acadiana: The old Richard recipe lives on in Church Point
A man has taken to social media to spread the benefits of turning off standby mode on so-called “vampire appliances”. The savvy saver shared how certain household appliances continue to suck energy - like vampires - even when they appear to be turned off. By switching them off at the socket, rather than leaving them idling in standby mode, it can dramatically reduce your energy bills , he said. In a time of rising energy costs, it is now more important than ever to be aware of where the big costs are and how they can be minimised. Experts at the energy consultancy firm Auxilione are saying the price cap could reach £3,626 in October. They're then expecting another rise to £4,525 in January and £5,264 in April. The Reddit user estimated that vampire devices were adding £189.43 a year to his household bills. He said this could be then jump to £322.02 at the next price cap increase, taking into account an expected 70% rise. The money-saver was able to work out the … [Read more...] about ‘Vampire devices’ that are adding £189 to your energy bills each year – how to cut costs
AMAZON slash the price of the Apple iPad to its lowest to date - be sure to grab yours before it's gone. The 2021 Apple iPad has dropped to just £299, and comes highly recommended by reviewers who all agree its value for money. Apple iPad 2021, 9th-generation, 64GB, Space Grey, £299 - buy from Amazon We are all saving money where we can, and for those in the market for Apple tech this deal saves you 6% on the usual Amazon price. It is a few generations old but comes with all the necessities for a seamless user experience, including a huge 10.2-inch screen with retina display. Most buyers agree that it provides "value for money", and 88% gave the device a 5-star rating. As standard it comes with Amazon's 30-day money back return policy, so if it doesn't perform as expected you're not out of pocket. If you want to explore more options other than the iPad , we have a dedicated page with all the best tablet deals where you can find something to suit you. … [Read more...] about iPad now at lowest price EVER in Amazon price cut
A SINGLE mum-of-two who says she has been admitted to hospital twice after eating one meal a day to save money is now considering begging. Kelly Thomson, 43, only eats dinner to ensure her children have three meals a day as she can't afford anything more. She has just £40 a week to feed her family of three and says the 10.1 per cent inflation rate will cripple them. And while Kelly's universal credit covers her £1,300 monthly rent and a few other costs, she said she has just £160 a month left for everything else. She says rising food prices have made it near impossible for her to feed herself as well as her son Alfie Peek, 14, and daughter Louise Brown, 11. The 43-year-old has lost two stone because she only eats once a day, and was forced to take her daughter's birthday gift to Cash Converters to get money for food. She claims she has been admitted to hospital twice with malnutrition, and says she even needed blood transfusions to replenish her depleted iron … [Read more...] about I’m a single mum and was hospitalised after cutting down to one meal a day to save money – I may have to beg
Beijing — So-called robotaxis are popping up all over China . Tech giant Baidu, better known for its search engine and sometimes referred to as China's Google, is among the companies testing the self-driving taxi service . Baidu is currently testing its self-driving taxis in 10 cities across the country, and it just got approval to roll out fully driverless vehicles in the major metropolises of Wuhan and Chongqing. In the capital, Beijing, where the company is based, a human is still required by law to sit in the front passenger's seat — but they haven't got much to do. With sensors, radars and cameras mounted all over the car, a computer is fully in charge of navigation. Advancements in technology mean the latest models cost only about $37,000 — about half as much as the previous generation. The price drop is paving the way for mass production. Elon Musk says Tesla planning self-driving taxis The Baidu service itself offers an experience similar to ride-share … [Read more...] about Robotaxis are taking over China’s roads. Here’s how they stack up to the old-fashioned version.
Earth Day is celebrated in a Google Doodle that "highlights how everyone can plant the seed to a brighter future—one sapling at a time!" The Earth Day Google Doodle video begins with an image of a woman lying underneath a tree and a little girl holding a sapling. Then, the video sees the child plant the sapling and watch it grow into a tree as she grows old. The old woman then gives a sapling to a little boy, and the cycle repeats again and again until there is a forest. Sophie Diao, the artist behind the video, said she was inspired by "the stories of people who had planted trees when they were very young and cared for them throughout their lives, and people—sometimes as a community, other times working individually—who made it a goal to reforest a place, whether it be one the densest cities in the world or an arid desert that used to be lush and green. "Once I had the seed of the idea of animating a little girl growing old with a tree, the rest of the Doodle story fell … [Read more...] about Earth Day 2021 Google Doodle animation shows how ‘one small act’ can save planet
Renationalisation of energy firms slammed by Ann Widdecombe SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Leaked Government documents outlined plans for a scheduled four-day blackout this winter in the event of below-average temperatures and a gas supply shortage. Up to 40 percent of the UK’s energy production relies on natural gas , a large part of which is sourced from global markets in turmoil since Russia ’s invasion of Ukraine . Various parts of the UK have endured blackouts in the past, but a planned, nationwide shutdown of the grid would be an exceptional event. Related articles Ukraine LIVE: Putin crisis as ANOTHER Russia HQ wrecked, Wagner base Poll result: Should energy price cap rise be scrapped? – … [Read more...] about Worst UK energy blackouts in history CHARTED – How will feared winter outage compare?
Published 31 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Powerful storms have battered areas of central and southern Europe, killing at least 13 people including three children. The deaths, most from falling trees, were reported in Italy and Austria, and on the French island of Corsica. Heavy rain and winds wrecked campsites on the island, while in Venice, Italy, masonry was blown off the belltower of St Mark's Basilica. The storms follow weeks of heatwave and drought across much of the continent. In Corsica, winds gusting up to 224 km/h (140mph) uprooted trees and damaged mobile homes. Authorities there said a 13-year-old girl was killed by a falling tree on a campsite. A man died in a similar incident and an elderly woman was killed when her car was hit by the detached roof of a beach hut. Two other people, a fisherman and a female kayaker, died out … [Read more...] about Europe storms: Deaths are reported in France, Austria and Italy
Corsica: Storm hits Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Three people, including a teenage girl and an elderly woman, have died after a violent storm unleashed swirling, hurricane-force winds which barrelled through the French island. A further 12 people were injured, including one critically, as rescue operations got underway offshore. Related articles 'Get ready!' Solar storm 'active NOW' — direct Earth hit imminent BBC Weather: Outbreaks of heavy rain and thunder sweep across UK Forecasters said “significant damage” has been caused after 45,000 households were left without electricity. Hail, heavy rain and winds measured as peaking at 140 mph swept across the … [Read more...] about Weather warning: Hurricane-force winds batter holiday hotspot as ferocious storm strikes