The aftermath continues.
An Australian cat put its nine lives to the test by taking on a young python in a Coral Cove, Queensland, garden.The cat, owned by Olga Geurts’s neighbor, can be seen swatting at the snake with its paws in the video shared on Facebook.“We found a part of that snake the next morning,” Geurts said. She told Storyful that she thinks the cat ate the majority of the snake. “I presume the cat had no injuries, otherwise he wouldn’t have had an appetite to eat the snake,” she added. Credit: Olga Geurts via Storyful
Property bosses have called on the Government to ensure Crossrail is completed as they believe any further delay will severely hamper the capital's economic recovery. The London Property Alliance (LPA) and New West End Company wrote to Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Tuesday following reports that Transport for London commissioner Andy Byford told the Department for Transport the delay-beset infrastructure project required an extra £80 million in urgent funding to avoid being "mothballed". Crossrail - Europe’s biggest construction project stretching from Berkshire to Essex via central London -was originally set to open in December 2018, but opening has now been pushed back until at least the first half of 2022.
Switzerland is on its way towards halving the number of new COVID-19 infections every two weeks thanks to strict measures in the country's west that was particularly hard hit by the second wave of the virus, officials said on Tuesday. Martin Ackermann, head of the COVID-19 science task force, told a media briefing a national reproduction rate at 0.7 to 0.8 meant the number of new infections was being cut in half every fortnight. Switzerland had seen a rapid surge in infections since October, with 1,040 deaths in the last two weeks alone.
Inter Milan will need a combination of concentration, hunger and cunning when they face Real Madrid in a Champions League match which they must win on Wednesday to have any chance of progressing from their group, coach Antonio Conte said. "After our previous results, we don't have many ways out, so this is a final," said Conte, whose side are bottom of Group B with two points from three games. Conte conceded that Inter, who have had an erratic season in both Serie A and the Champions League, needed to take a "step up" in quality.
Twin blasts in the central Afghan province of Bamiyan killed at least 14 people and wounded 45 more, provincial officials said on Tuesday as the international community pledged assistance for Afghanistan in Geneva. The explosives were hidden at the side of a road in a main bazaar in Bamiyan city that killed 12 civilians and two traffic policemen and wounded 45 other people, said Zabardast Safai, the police chief of the province.
Dutch medical experts have advised the government against easing social distancing measures in the run-up to Christmas as a decline of coronavirus infections in the Netherlands has slowed over the past week, broadcaster RTL reported on Tuesday. The government's main coronavirus advisory board said it was too early to contemplate the reopening of bars and restaurants or lifting limits on group sizes for the holiday season, RTL said, citing the committee's latest confidential advice. The experts also said they would try to determine whether the Christmas school holiday would need to be extended in order to bring down the infection rate in the country, as a growing number of children were testing positive for COVID-19.
British telecoms companies could soon face big fines if they deal with tech firms like China's Huawei. A new law put forward Tuesday (November 24) aims to fine British telcos 10% of turnover - or around $133,000 a day - if they break a ban on using equipment made by Huawei. The UK government said the new bill would raise security standards of the country's telco firms, and remove the threat of high-risk suppliers. In July, Britain banned the use of Huawei in its 5G networks from the end of 2027. Officials feared U.S. sanctions on chip technology meant the Chinese company would not be a reliable supplier. The new bill aims to enshrine that decision in law and manage threats from other high-risk vendors in the future. The British government also said the bill's tougher security standards would help protect the UK from potential cyber attacks from countries and criminals. In response, Huawei said it was disappointed the government was looking to exclude it from the roll-out of 5G. Huawei called the decision 'politically motivated' and said it was not based on a 'fair evaluation of the risks'.
India banned 43 more Chinese apps on Tuesday including some from e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying they threatened its "sovereignty and integrity" as tensions remain high between the nuclear-armed neighbours following a deadly border clash.
It's had a blistering rally of late, Bitcoin has gained almost 40% in November alone. And is up around 160% this year. On Tuesday (Nov 24) it homed in on its all-time high after hitting $19,000 for the first time in nearly three years. Fuelling the surge has been demand for riskier assets amid unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus designed to counter the economic damage of the pandemic. Hunger has increased for assets perceived as resistant to inflation. As well as expectations that cryptocurrencies will win mainstream acceptance. Bitcoin's 12-year history has been peppered with huge gains and equally sharp drops. Its markets remain highly opaque compared with traditional assets such as stocks and bonds. Its rally this year has prompted some investors to claim the cryptocurrency could more than quintuple in price to as high as $100,000 in a year. That's drawn eye rolls from sceptics who say it is a purely speculative asset. Cryptocurrency markets have matured since bitcoin's retail-fuelled rally in 2017, attracting bigger investors. One asset manager told Reuters that it "implies that sophisticated investors and institutional investors are now purchasing bitcoin."
Sid McNally developed a tumour at the base of his tongue.
This brushing session is so good that it sends this cute puppy right to sleep. Adorable!
For this project- I’m the Spring of 2020, volunteers were selected who live in residences that border wild habitat in Lee County and cameras were placed in their backyards to document wildlife that live and share the landscape with the residents. So our organization (Florida Wildlife Federation)- in conjunction with fStop Foundation (cc’d here) have been monitoring these cameras- retrieving memory cards to upload photos every several weeks. So this incident took place at the end of October- and we only discovered the footage when memory cards were collected in the last week. The homeowners took their dog to the vet and the man was also checked out and all parties involved are healthy and ok! We live in beautiful SW Florida and the wildlife is part of what makes this region so unique. And this project end goal is to develop an educational video/tool that can help to educate people about living with wildlife and hopefully reduce the likelihood of conflicts- like this on. It is critical that people who live at the interface of wild land take extra precautions—dogs should leashed and both people and pets should avoid lingering at the edge of large retention ponds where alligators are known to occupy. I’ve spoken with the homeowners and after this encounter, they are still just as passionate about wildlife and still have a great appreciation for the beauty of their surroundings. I also think they have a deeper respect for the wildlife that share the area around their backyard and—hopefully-- their pup will be leashed while exploring back there from now on. In general - most wildlife conflicts can be avoided or resolved by making simple changes- in this case keeping dogs leashes and not lingering near the edge of the lake. But in other instances- an example would be removing attractants from your yard. Thank you for sharing this story about Mr. Wilbanks’ courageous act and the Wilbanks’ learned lesson from the experience of the need to take precautions to avoid future conflict. If anyone wants to learn more about our work, please visit www.floridawildlifefederation.org. Credit: fStop Foundation Florida Wildlife Federation
Sam loves ice cream so much that he uses "hands" and spoon to eat it all up. Too funny!
This husky gets stuck in tree after chasing squirrel. Luckily its owner was right there filming the whole thing!
These two best friends will most definitely put a smile on your face. Enjoy!
India banned 43 mobile apps on Tuesday, including many from China, with which it is locked in a military standoff along their border in the Himalayas. India’s information technology ministry said the apps threaten the “sovereignty and integrity of India.” Tuesday’s move comes months after India banned scores of Chinese-owned apps, including popular short-video app TikTok and mobile game PUBG, saying it had received reports that they were “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data.”
Trebek's final episode will air Friday, Jan. 8.
Lawyers for a Libyan militant convicted in the Benghazi attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans have asked for a new trial, citing what they say is “recently disclosed exculpatory evidence.” Ahmed Abu Khattala is serving a 22-year prison sentence after being convicted of multiple terrorism-related charges in connection with the 2012 attack on diplomatic compounds in Benghazi. The motion filed Monday in Washington's federal court does not detail the newly disclosed evidence but says it concerns a key government witness who testified under a pseudonym at Khattala's trial.
The film picks up the story four years after the events of Train To Busan.