Tom Lynagh, the son of former Australia captain and World Cup winning flyhalf Michael, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Queensland Reds, his father's former team, the Super Rugby side said on Tuesday. The 17-year-old, currently at English club Harlequins, will join the Reds after next year's Super Rugby AU competition. "Like his father, Tom is a very astute five-eighth (flyhalf), but he has certainly created his own path," Reds general manager of professional rugby Sam Cordingley said in a statement.
The boss of Australia's largest airline said Monday that once a coronavirus vaccine becomes widely available, it may require passengers use it before they can travel abroad. Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce said he's been talking to his counterparts at other airlines around the world about the possibility of a “vaccination passport” for overseas travelers. “We are looking at changing the terms and conditions to say for international travelers that we will ask people to have the vaccination before they get on the aircraft,” Joyce told Australia's Network Nine television.
Asian stocks opened higher on Tuesday as COVID-19 vaccine progress shored up global sentiment and U.S. President-elect Joe Biden was given the go-ahead to begin his White House transition. U.S. General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy wrote in a letter to Biden on Monday that he can formally begin the hand-over process. President Donald Trump tweeted that he had told his team "do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols," an indication he was moving toward a transition after weeks of legal challenges to the election results.
A humpback whale was spotted feasting in the fish-abundant waters near the southeastern Alaskan city of Ketchikan on November 22.This footage, shot by photographer Dale Frink, shows the massive marine mammal gulping up a school of fish as it surfaces near the city’s harbours.Frink told Storyful the humpback, dubbed “Phoenix”, had “been documented in the waters near Ketchikan almost every day since October 24th, 2020.”“This whale is finding enough food that it has decided not to migrate yet,” he said. “Most Humpback Whales in Alaska are on their way towards Hawaii by now but several are delaying their departure this year.” Credit: Dale Frink via Storyful
Texans waited hours in their cars along a Dallas road to receive COVID-19 tests on November 23, one of many such scenes recorded across the US ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.This footage was taken by DeTorrian Rhone, who lives in the Dallas area. Rhone told Storyful that someone he works with had tested positive for the coronavirus, so he booked an appointment at a clinic on West Saner Avenue for Monday morning. Rhone recorded this video as he pulled up early, shortly before 10 am. He said he still spent about three hours on the line, leaving in the early afternoon.On November 21, Dallas County reported a record 2,183 new coronavirus cases, and nine additional deaths tied to the virus. Credit: DeTorrian Rhone via Storyful
The Fire Department of Honduras maintained search and rescue efforts in the village of Tegucigalpita on Monday, November 23, due to Iota’s aftermath.The Sula Valley, which includes cities such as San Pedro Sula, Choloma, and Puerto Cortés that have already been devastated by Iota, was flooded for the fourth time, local media reported.On Monday, the Permanent Contingency Commission of Honduras (COPECO) warned that the Chamelecon River had flooded the valley after rising to more than two meters.Footage posted by the Fire Department of Honduras shows a clip of authorities entering a building submerged in floodwater. The second clip shows them assisting an evacuation across a flooded street. Credit: Fire Department of Honduras via Storyful
Canada will keep pressing China to improve its human rights record but has no interest in irresponsible tough talk, Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said on Monday. Bilateral ties between the two nations effectively froze in December 2018 when Canadian police picked up a senior Huawei Technologies Co Ltd executive on a U.S. arrest warrant. China subsequently detained two Canadian citizens and blocked lucrative imports of canola seed.
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Nov.23 -- A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried a satellite into orbit on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Falcon's first stage then flew back to Earth and landed near the launch pad. It will now be used on a future mission by Elon Musk's company. This was SpaceX's 66th successful stage recovery, its fourth in California. (Source: NASA)
South Korea, a hotbed of contemporary cultural fervor, is to get a significant new development and production company headed by veteran studio executives. The new venture, Covenant Pictures starts operations with solid financial backing, a diverse slate, and a first-look deal with the producers of the hit “Along With The Gods” movie franchise. Covenant sees […]
President-elect Joe Biden will sit down with NBC News' Lester Holt on Tuesday for his first interview post-election. The full interview will air during "NBC Nightly News" at 6:30 p.m. ET, with additional portions to be featured on "Today," "Nightly News" and MSNBC on Wednesday. It will also be available to view on NBC News' […]
Nov.23 -- A U.S.-European satellite designed to extend a decades-long measurement of global sea surface heights was launched into Earth orbit from California on Saturday. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Sentinel-6 satellite blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:17 a.m. and arced southward over the Pacific Ocean. (Source: NASA)
WELLINGTON, Nov 24 — They say if you visit New Zealand, you must make a trip to Wellington at least once, to pay homage to the country’s coffee capital. Flat whites and filter brews, the Kiwis...
Scotland's High Court will begin hearing an appeal on Tuesday against the conviction of a Libyan man found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie aircraft bombing, the deadliest militant attack in British history. Pam Am Flight 103 was blown up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in December 1988 en route from London to New York, an attack that killed 270 people, mostly Americans on their way home for Christmas. In 2001, Libyan intelligence officer Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was jailed for life after being found guilty of the murder of 243 passengers, 16 crew and 11 residents of Lockerbie who were killed in the attack.
International air travellers will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to fly with Australia's Qantas, the airline's CEO has said, adding the rule was likely to become "common" across the industry.
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Workers with Utah’s Department of Public Safety were left baffled upon discovering a mysterious metal monolith in the state’s southeast on November 18.During a mission to help count bighorn sheep for the Department of Wildlife Resources, the air crew discovered the metal structure in a remote area of red rock.Video published by the department shows crew members investigating the monolith, with voices heard saying, “Who does this kind of stuff?” and describing it jokingly as an “alien life form.”The department said it was not clear who may have put the installation there, while refusing to disclose the location in order to discourage would-be visitors.“It is illegal to install structures or art without authorization on federally managed public lands, no matter what planet you’re from,” the Utah Department of Public Safety wrote on their website.The discovery drew comparison to a scene from the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey in local media reports. Credit: Utah Department of Public Safety via Storyful
The Premier League said on Monday that eight people had returned positive results in its latest round of COVID-19 tests conducted on players and staff last week. The league said the individuals who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus would now self-isolate for 10 days. "The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 16 November and Sunday 22 November, 1,530 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19," the league said in a statement https://www.premierleague.com/news/1814863.
SHOWS: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES (RECENT) (SHEDD AQUARIUM - ACCESS ALL) 1. VARIOUS OF PENGUINS WALKING AROUND CHICAGO BEARS LOCKER ROOM 2. PENGUINS WALK ONTO FIELD WITH HANDLERS 3. VARIOUS OF PENGUINS ON PLAYING FIELD 4. PENGUIN WITH FOOTBALL AND SOCCER BALL 5. PENGUINS WITH HANDLERS STORY: Four Magellanic penguins from Chicago's Shedd Aquarium stormed the stadium in a recent visit to neighboring Soldier Field. Izzy, Darwin, Tombo and Charlotte explored the locker room of the NFL's Chicago Bears and got plenty of exercize on the field which was set up that day for a Chicago Fire MLS match. The penguin field trips are important for the birds, providing variety and ensuring that just like in the wild, no two days are the same. Field trips to various locations in and around the city are a regular part of the penguins routine. (Production: Peter Bullock)
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