THE Sun Military Awards are back to salute the finest Armed Forces in the world, who have again performed jaw-dropping heroics at home and around the globe. Today we showcase the elite, shortlisted by judges from hundreds of readers’ nominations. The winners, revealed tonight at Banqueting House in London, were picked by a judging panel of former top brass, Forces’ supporters and celebs. One extra award, selected by the panel, will be unveiled at tonight’s ceremony.Hero at home: unit RAF Mountain Rescue Service: This year, the RAF Mountain Rescue Service celebrated 75 years of life-saving heroics. It was created during World War Two to save downed aircrew in remote and inhospitable corners of the UK. Top brass were learning to their dismay that pilots were surviving the crash, then falling victim to the harsh environment – so the service was born. During this year, the team of volunteers has responded to 66 call-outs. They have come to the rescue of injured … [Read more...] about Here are the selfless heroes nominated for The Sun Military Awards as we salute the finest Armed Forces in the world
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Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 23, 2018 / 9:45 AM GMT By James Rainey Wind and rain arrived in Northern California this week, providing welcome relief to a region buffeted by the state's deadliest wildfire and then besieged for nearly two weeks by a dome of thick, noxious smoke. A high-pressure system had stalled over the Sacramento Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area, leaving residents up to 200 miles south of the Camp Fire coughing, wheezing and tearing up from the acrid fumes. The ashy cloud closed schools throughout the region for more than a week and forced the delay of the UC Berkeley-Stanford football game, postponed for the first time in more than half a century. Smoke from the fire that destroyed much of Paradise, California, blew all the way to the Atlantic coast. "You see it everywhere and you feel something in your chest, a heaviness that is slightly … [Read more...] about Bad air from California’s Camp Fire makes people sick, but for how long?
By Alyssa Pereira, SFGATE Published 2:41 pm PDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 A young bongo calf named Taylor Swift, who lives at the Sacramento Zoo with her mother Penny, left behind a blank space on Sunday when she somehow fled her enclosure. The one-year-old antelope may have been first spotted by zoo visitors, who reported the animal missing in "a few conflicting visitor reports," said spokesperson Laurel Vincent to the Sacramento Bee. When a zoo worker walked to the pen and didn't see Taylor Swift, an emergency radio call alerted the staff to the escape. RELATED: Snow leopard cubs make their zoo debut at 9 weeks old The zoo closed the park's main gate and brought guests to the front of the zoo, and T. Swift was found quickly thereafter. As far as the park staffers know, she didn't interact with any visitors. An endangered Eastern bongo calf escaped from its zoo enclosure over the weekend. An endangered Eastern bongo calf escaped from its zoo enclosure over … [Read more...] about One-year-old antelope named Taylor Swift escapes Sacramento Zoo enclosure
WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept 14 (Reuters) - A mother and infant were killed in Wilmington when a tree fell on their house as Hurricane Florence crashed into North Carolina on Friday, swamping streets with torrential rain and a powerful storm surge.Police said they were the first confirmed deaths directly related to storm, while the child's father was taken to the hospital. CNN showed the scene, a small brick house. In Pender County, North Carolina, one woman died after she suffered a heart attack and paramedics were unable to reach her due to blocked roads authorities said.After landfall, Florence slowed to a pace that meant it would plague the area with days of flooding. The hurricane's storm surge - the wall of water it pushed in from the Atlantic - "overwhelmed" the town of New Bern at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent rivers, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said."To those in the storm's path, if you can hear me, please stay sheltered in … [Read more...] about Mother and infant killed as tree falls on N.C. home during Hurricane Florence