A wedding reception with more than 100 guests has been broken up by police amid fears local lockdowns are being undermined by "blatant breaches" of coronavirus restrictions. Officers in Blackburn, Lancashire, found more than 100 guests attending a reception on Sunday evening and had to disperse the party. The region is currently subject to local restrictions to prevent people socialising with other households after a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases. In a Facebook post, Blackburn and Darwen Police said: "Disappointing incident in Blackburn this evening. Officers have attended a report of a significant breach of Covid restrictions and found over 100 guests at a wedding reception. "This is a clear breach of both local and national restrictions that puts everyone attending at risk. Officers have engaged with the attendees, and at police instruction the gathering was dispersed without further issue. "Please work with us to help keep everyone safe by following the guidelines … [Read more...] about Police break up wedding reception with more than 100 guests
The last night of November 1944 was dark and wet on Mount Tamalpais. Just before midnight, a Navy patrol bomber careened through the rain and smashed into the southern face of the mountain, killing all eight men on board. The following day, Marin school children found the wreckage — and the bodies. The crash was immediately met with mystery and confusion after a strange coincidence that night misled authorities and the locals who witnessed the horror. Last week, we hiked steep trails, crossed over creeks and crawled through twisted manzanita branches to find the hallowed site where parts of the wreckage still scar the ground. Here’s what we found. The hike It’s the howling wind that reminds you you’re actually near the top of a mountain or, if you turn around, the view. The 2,571-foot icon of Marin Country that silhouettes so many photos of the setting sun in the Bay Area has around 50 marked hikes, but we needed to head off-trail to find the fabled crash site. We … [Read more...] about Mount Tam is haunted by a deadly WWII plane crash. We hiked to its remains.
LG G Flex2 Score Details DT Recommended Product “Curvaceous and capable, the LG G Flex2 should be a top choice for anyone who values style in their phone.” Stunning curved body High degree of durability Excellent camera Ergonomically impressive Surprisingly compact body Software is laggy at times Underwhelming performance Phone gets a little hot, at times Battery life is adequate MSRP $300.00 Curved shapes are evocative, attractive, tactile, and sometimes even sensual. The G Flex2 is LG’s second curved phone, and while the original stood out visually, it didn’t make our knees go all wobbly when it came to processing power. On paper, the G Flex2 fixes all the complaints about the G Flex. Let’s find out if the phone can live up to expectations this time around. Phones don’t get better looking The G Flex2 feature everyone comments on is the curved screen. It’s not a dramatic curve at just 23 degrees, but it’s noticeable … [Read more...] about Curve appeal: LG’s G Flex2 finally has the brains to match its beauty
There's no shortage of messaging apps that take advantage of your smartphone's data plan. Apple's iMessage platform allows the instant exchange of messages, images, and video (albeit to other supported Apple devices). Google uses Google Voice for text messages, but it doesn't have a first-party utility for freely exchanging media. Samsung's cross-platform app ChatON seems to fill that void for Android. And while you can send a plethora of multimedia types using ChatON, Voxer's simpler implementation seems to be ruling the roost. Voxer is an ad-free, cross-platform messaging app for iOS and Android. Playing the role of the modern-day walkie-talkie, it allows snippets of audio, text, and images to be sent surprisingly easily. Voxer's user interface isn't shooting for any design awards, but to its credit, it is quite easy to use. The Talk button is prominently displayed and takes visual precedence over the image and text sharing buttons. At best, it looks like a free app made in a … [Read more...] about Hands-on with Voxer: more than just another iOS, Android messaging app
Satellite broadband beaming down high speed and instantaneous internet from the sky, once considered very futuristic and something we’d see in Hollywood movies, is now very much a reality that you and I can buy for our homes. And that’s exactly what the Elon Musk owned Starlink broadband wants to bring to your home. Satellite broadband that can deliver speeds up to 300Mbps with low ping rates as well. A few days ago, I received an email from Starlink based on my previous registration of interest in updates when the service is ready for rollout in India, asking me if I’d like to put down a deposit of $99 to reserve my spot for a priority installation when the Starlink satellite broadband service rolls out in India sometime in 2022. That’s next year. And the deposit amount works out to around Rs 7,197 plus any fees that your credit card company may charge for currency conversions etc. I have to admit, the offer is quite interesting and enticing. Satellite broadband at home would be … [Read more...] about Starlink Broadband’s Rs 7000 Reservation Offer Is Tempting, But I Am Still Holding Off