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Liverpool release strong statement after Real Madrid bus window is smashed by fans

A Liverpool spokesperson has now released a statement, insisting they will work with authorities to help identify the culprits.

The statement read: “We condemn unequivocally the actions that led to Real Madrid’s team bus being damaged during its arrival to Anfield this evening.

“It is totally unacceptable and shameful behaviour of a few individuals.

“We sincerely apologise to our visitors for any distress caused.

“We will work together with Merseyside Police to establish the facts and identify those responsible.”

This article originally appeared on Daily Express :: Sport Feed

Window cleaning: Mrs Hinch fans share hack to leave windows sparkling with 'no streaks'

With Britons continuing to spend time indoors during the coronavirus lockdown, properties may need cleaned more regularly. If cleaning windows, homeowners have explained how this can be done simply using vinegar.

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The social media user wrote: “What can I use to clean windows please?

“I bought glass and mirror stuff and it just left it smeary and I used a brand new microfibre cloth.

“I saw the mess and tried hot water with a squirt of washing up liquid and vinegar.

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“I used yet another new microfiber cloth to put it on and wiped it off using newspaper.

“When the sun shone on the window later in the day they looked terrible.”

The homeowner stated she used window cleaning products to clean her windows but was left with streaks.

Other homeowners were quick to offer cheap hacks to clean windows only using vinegar.

“White vinegar [and a] new microfiber cloths… No streaks and sort the frames out to,” [sic] a third said.

A fourth said: “White vinegar is the best,” while another added: “White vinegar and water.”

While there are lots of expensive products available to buy in the supermarket, these may not be necessary. 

Looking online can be a great way to get cleaning tips. 

Google Maps Street View: Sinister figure lurks behind window in very creepy photo

Google Maps[1] Street View looks to have captured a very sinister scene. The tool has photographed a very normal-looking house on a corner of the street. However, what can be seen through one of the top windows is like something out of a nightmare.
A person can be seen walking across the street towards the house leaving the viewer almost wishing they could warn them about the sinister figure inside.

The sun is shining and the sky is blue and cloudless but nothing seems to make the eerie figure less harrowing.

The image was uploaded to photo-sharing site imgur, where the user who posted the still commented: “Just looking at a street corner and… wait… what’s in the windOMG.”

No explanation is given for the figure in the window but it’s possible the figure is not human at all but rather an illusion as a result of storage items up against the glass.

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The extended – and rather large – ‘fingers’ would suggest this as well – but viewers can only speculate.

The mysterious figure is not the only creepy sight spotted on Google Maps.

Another snap was taken in Duluth in Minnesota.

There the Street View camera photographed a grand historical building.

In fact, it looks positively alien- it has a large head, a long skinny neck and skeletal arms.

So who are these weird-looking figures?

The two figures are probably models or statues of some kind.

In fact, the one on the right seems to resemble the eponymous character ET from Steven Spielberg’s hit 1982 film.

References

  1. ^ Google Maps (www.express.co.uk)

Cabin crew secrets: Flight attendant shares importance of keeping window blinds up

Flights come with all sort of security measures that travellers must comply with. Not all aviation rules make sense to jet-setters, though. One requirement issued by cabin crew on every flight is keeping your window blind open for take-off and landing.
Aviation safety rules in the US, UK, and Australia require planes to be built so they can be completely evacuated in less than 90 seconds.

This is because that is the time gap before the jet fuels in the tank can ignite and explode.

Therefore it’s crucial passengers are not disorientated when they leave the plane so they can exit as rapidly as possible.

Another reason window blinds need to be up is to help orient passengers if the plane crashes.

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“The reason you have to raise your window shade is so you’ll have a better feel for which is up and which is way is down,” cabin crew member Betty N Thesky wrote in her book, Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase.

“[This will] give you better orientation if there’s an accident, as well as making it easier for rescuers to see inside.”

Lights in the aircraft are also dimmed at take-off and landing to help crew and passenger’s eyes adjust.

“The reason lights are dimmed is so you’re not blinded by light while dashing through smoke and to make emergency lights easier to see,” explained Betty.

Another rule that might aggravate passengers is having to put up their tray table for takeoff and landing.

“The reason you have to return your tray table to its upright and locked position is so you won’t impale yourself on it if the plane crashes,” clarified Betty.

What’s more, tray tables could prove an impediment during an evacuation.

Making sure they are all fastened and up means there will be a clear path should fliers need to evacuate.

A third rule travellers might find irritating is putting their aircraft seats back in an upright position.

Betty has the answer: “The reason you have to return your seat to its upright position is to make evacuation easier in event of a disaster, to minimise whiplash and to prevent you from slipping under your seat belt in the event of a sudden stop.”

Making sure your seatbelt is done up correctly at the required time is also vital.

“Something as simple as a properly buckled belt could mean the difference between serious and minor injury,” said Pilot Patrick Smith his book Cockpit Confidential.