The world's largest land mammal tends to be no more than 10% fat.
A winter storm battering California triggered floods and mudslides in Monterey County on January 27, as heavy rain was dumped on areas previously hit by wildfires.This footage, by the Fremont Fire Department, shows flooding on River Road near Salinas.KION reported that 20 to 25 homes were damaged by mudslides. One woman was transported to hospital with injuries after becoming trapped in her home, they said.The National Weather Service for the Bay Area said there was more rain recorded in one day on January 27 than during the entire fall and winter season.Flood warnings for Monterey, San Benito, and portions of Santa Clara counties were extended until 2:30 am Friday. Credit: Fremont Fire Department via Storyful
While Michelle Cerfontyne was completing her medical training last year, the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed South Africa's understaffed public hospitals, so the young doctor thought she would get a job easily. Since then, a second wave of the coronavirus in Africa's most industrialised country has far outstripped the first, hitting 20,000 daily cases earlier this month and bringing hospitals closer to breaking point. Yet Cerfontyne's 10 job applications have all been rejected.
From unlimited paid time off to laptops for children, some of Britain's blue-chip employers are trying to persuade parent employees juggling jobs and childcare during the pandemic that they have their backs. Some banks, professional services firms, law firms and insurers are offering staff flexible working arrangements, reduced hours and increased emergency leave alongside benefits such as free counselling and parent buddy schemes. Law firm Hogan Lovells is offering employee carers an extra five days paid leave since Britain's third lockdown, alongside measures such as free counselling and virtual workstation assessments, put in place last year.
COVID-19 patient Joao Cordeiro has beaten the virus and is about to go home, and his children also made quick recoveries from the disease. Cordeiro's wife remains at the Cascais Hospital outside Lisbon, fighting for her life in the emergency unit a few floors below the room he was treated in. The Cordeiros are among the nearly 250,000 people infected with the coronavirus in Portugal so far this month, and the country has the world's highest seven-day average of daily cases and deaths per million.
A Lebanese man was killed in Tripoli on Thursday in clashes between security forces and protesters angry that a strict lockdown has left them with no means to survive the economy's collapse. Witnesses and local media said riot police had fired live bullets as protesters tried to storm the northern city's government building. A 30-year-old man died overnight from his wounds after the cat-and-mouse clashes injured scores of people, residents and local media said.
As a lone worker in protective gear sprayed disinfectant outside Beijing Railway Station, a slow trickle of passengers wheeled suitcases into the entrance hall - marking the quietest start in recent times to China's Lunar New Year travel season. But with northern China fighting clusters of COVID-19 infections and several cities under lockdown, authorities - fearful of a super transmission event - are discouraging people from leaving town during the New Year season, which runs between Jan. 28 and March 8 this year. On Thursday, as of midday, 7,638 flights across China had been scrapped, or nearly 52% of all scheduled flights, according to aviation data provider Variflight.
According to one rumour circulating in the Philippines, the coronavirus vaccine will allow President Rodrigo Duterte to kill people at the push of a button. Elsewhere in the country of 108 million, memories of a dengue vaccine that has been banned locally are putting people off the idea of immunisation even before the campaign begins. "Many kids got sick after receiving that vaccine," 62-year-old Crisanta Alipio said of the ill-fated vaccine against dengue, a mosquito-borne disease that can be deadly.
Chris Wilder is wary of claiming "an incredible escape is on" after he became the first Sheffield United manager to taste victory at Manchester United for 48 years.
Riverside cafe has an artificial ship deck we’re not sure Jack and Rose would approve. This article, Sarawak’s very own ‘Titanic’ closed to visitors until lockdown ends, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
This is a massive indoor eco-farm, and it has just harvested its first crop. These beefsteak tomatoes are chemical pesticide-free, non-GMO and grown with 100% rainwater. The 60-acre facility in Morehead, Kentucky is among the largest climate-controlled indoor farms in the U.S. Behind it is ag-tech startup AppHarvest and CEO Jonathan Webb. "It’s a totally different way of looking at agriculture. There’s a lot of different reasons that what makes AppHarvest unique, our technology, the way in which we handle water, the way in which we get chemicals out of our growing practice. We’re degrading our soils to a point that we’re not going to have a choice so we plan on, when all is said and done, growing just about all fruit and vegetables in a controlled environment here at AppHarvest but the big picture thesis is that’s where agriculture as a whole is moving.” The indoor farm is designed to use 90% less water with yields up to 30 times higher than traditional open-field agriculture on the same amount of land. AppHarvest has two more farms currently under construction and plans to open 12 by 2025. They’re also preparing to list publicly. Its board includes TV personality Martha Stewart. “Organic food nowadays is so expensive. I just went to the grocery store on Saturday here in my neighbourhood and my bill was $98 for a very small cart of organic vegetables, very small. I just was testing what was going on. And I hope that we are able under these amazing conditions in these beautifully built and constructed greenhouses to grow some of the best food we have ever had here in America.”
Jewish settlers in the Israeli-occupied West Bank are demanding concessions from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of a March general election which could hinge on a battle for right-wing votes.
Vietnam recorded its first coronavirus outbreak in almost two months on Thursday, with more than 80 new cases reported as authorities began testing tens of thousands of people to contain the spread.
North Korea and the United States should seek an initial denuclearisation deal that includes a halt to the North's nuclear activity and a cut in its programme in exchange for some sanctions relief, South Korea's prime minister said on Thursday. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun, in his first interview with a foreign media outlet since taking office a year ago, told Reuters "creative" thinking and mutual incentives were needed to get negotiations going again and prevent another breakdown. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and former U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to build new relations and work towards the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula at their first summit in 2018, but a second summit and ensuing working-level talks fell apart.
Disney+ will increase its catalogue on 23 February with the addition of more mature content via the Star platform.
A man who handcuffed and blindfolded a girl for a photoshoot before molesting her has been sentenced to six months’ reformative training
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 — All businesses allowed to operate within the movement control order (MCO) may close at 10pm from tomorrow instead of 8pm currently, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said. The...
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Qualcomm on Thursday lost its fight against a data demand from EU antitrust regulators after Europe's top court reaffirmed the regulators' right to see it, in a case that has already landed the company a 242-million-euro ($292.60 million) fine. The ruling by the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will strengthen the European Commission's hand in other antitrust investigations. Qualcomm's run-ins with the Commission have seen it receive total fines of 1.2 billion euros in two cases in the last three years for using its market power to thwart rivals including Intel.
A gay couple were flogged in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province Thursday, justice officials said, in a public spectacle lambasted by human rights groups.