Category: Around The World

Bird flu detected at second commercial egg farm in Sydney’s Hawkesbury

A second outbreak of bird flu has been detected at a commercial egg farm in Sydney‘s Hawkesbury region. A 1.5-kilometre lockdown zone was established around a farm after the virus was discovered there on Wednesday. Today, testing by a NSW bio-security team confirmed that a second farm, located within the locked down area, had also identified cases of the disease. READ MORE: Dr Michael Mosley’s…

Man charged after staff allegedly stabbed at Sydney hospital

A man has been charged after staff at a hospital in Western Sydney were allegedly assaulted and stabbed. Police were called to Westmead Hospital about 11.30pm yesterday where four staff members were allegedly attacked by a 39-year-old man. Two security guards, aged 24 and 25, were allegedly stabbed in the effort to subdue him One was allegedly stabbed in the neck, the other in the…

President’s Federation Cup: Abia Warriors calls for fan’s support ahead El-Kanemi clash

Abia Warriors have started soliciting support ahead of the 2024 President Federation Cup. Bethel Oji’s side will square up with El-Kanemi Warriors in the final of the competition. The encounter is billed for Saturday, June 29th at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja. Abia Warriors took to their X handle to call on fans for support. “Our team is set to clash with El-Kanemi…

Troops neutralize more bandits in Kaduna village

Troops of the Nigerian Army have neutralised several bandits in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State. It said the coordinated ground and air strikes by troops of Operation Whirl Punch successfully neutralised several bandits including some of their leaders at an identified meeting point near Bula community within Yadi Forest in Giwa LGA. Samuel Aruwan, overseeing Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs,…

Everyone can see the hungry cat but you need 20/20 vision and a high IQ to spot the bananas in...

SPOTTING the hungry cat is easy, but can you outsmart everyone and spot the bananas in this optical illusion? Time to put your vision skills and IQ to the test and solve this tricky brainteaser in just seven seconds or less. jagranjosh Can you spot the hidden bananas in seven seconds?[/caption] This image is known as an optical illusion, meaning there could be other not-so obvious elements to…

Bombshell NEW sighting of Jay Slater 10 hours after he was last seen revealed by his mum as cops hunt...

JAY Slater’s devastated mum has revealed a huge development in the search for the missing teen. Debbie Duncan, speaking from Tenerife, said her son may have been spotted with two men some ten hours after he was last seen on Monday morning. Jay Slater, 19, is still missing in Tenerife Jay Slater (right) pictured with his brother Zak and mum Debbie – who both flew…

Front-line NATO allies are facing an unconventional Russian threat short of war but still quite dangerous

Russian President Vladimir Putin looks to Naval officers during the Navy Day Parade, on July, 31 2022, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Contributor/Getty Images Baltic countries are facing intensifying Russian hybrid warfare threats. Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia are strong supporters of Ukraine. Officials in these nations have repeatedly raised concerns about Russian hybrid warfare operations. The three Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia have been…

Elon Musk predicts universal basic income will take off once AI replaces workers. Read his 8 best quotes about UBI.

Elon Musk Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty Images Elon Musk sees universal basic income as a necessary response to automation eliminating human jobs. The Tesla chief predicts there will be “universal high income” that will give people more free time. Here are Musk’s eight best UBI quotes, including that people should spend the cash as they wish. One of the biggest champions of universal basic income (UBI) is Elon…

Walgreens and CVS shut some pharmacies on weekends amid staffing strains

Walgreens WBA 0.52% and CVS said they are unable to quantify weekend closures, which fluctuate each week and sometimes occur without much notice. In places such as Washington, D.C., New Gloucester, Maine, and New Paltz, N.Y., customers have said they unexpectedly encountered closed drive-throughs and pharmacy counters in recent weeks. In some cases, people showed up for scheduled Covid-19 vaccine appointments only to find the pharmacy closed.  Zach…

Home Depot combats organized retail crime with security investments

Home Depot has ramped up its security investments over the past several months as retailers across the United States have been targeted by a surge in organized crime.  “We’ve been doing more physical security. We’ve been innovating some new tools and technologies to make it a little bit harder for the bad guys and girls to steal products,” Home Depot Vice President of Asset Protection…

Judge rules New York state prisons violate law by holding inmates in solitary confinement too long

The New York state prison system has been violating state law by holding inmates in solitary confinement for longer than permitted, according to a state judge. In a decision filed Thursday, State Supreme Court Justice Kevin Bryant said the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, or DOCCS, did not offer sufficient evidence against accusations that it has not adhered to the restrictions on solitary…

Oilers join rare company by forcing Game 7 in Stanley Cup Final after trailing 3-0

The Edmonton Oilers became the 211th team to trail 3-0 in a playoff series in NHL history last week. Now, they’re just one win away from becoming the fifth to ever complete the comeback. The Oilers on Friday became the 10th team in NHL history to force a Game 7 after trailing a series three games to none after beating the Florida Panthers, 5-1. Shortly…

Unison pushes for four-day work week for NHS staff and police

Unison, the UK’s largest union, is urging the next government to enshrine the right to a four-day work week for all workers, following a vote of support from its members. Representing public service workers, including NHS staff and police, Unison delegates passed a motion demanding legislative action to encourage employers to adopt this new work model. “Trade unions fought for an eight-hour day in the…

Octopus Energy to Repay £3bn Taxpayer Support for Bulb Rescue

Octopus Energy has announced it will repay almost the entire cost of the government support provided for its takeover of the failed energy provider Bulb. This move ensures that taxpayers will recover nearly the full amount of the bailout. Bulb, which collapsed in 2021 due to unsustainable losses from rising wholesale gas prices against the price cap set by Ofgem, was taken over by Octopus…

Jonathan Majors Breaks Down in Tears While Accepting Hollywood Unlocked’s Perseverance Award: ‘I’m Imperfect. I Have Shortcomings’

Just six months ago, Jonathan Majors was convicted of domestic assault and harassment, but that didn’t stop the Hollywood Unlocked Impact Awards from honoring him with the “Perseverance Award” on Friday night in Beverly Hills. “I’m imperfect. I have shortcomings — I acknowledge them,” Majors said during lengthy remarks after being presented with the award […] Go to Source

Justin Timberlake Thanks Fans at First Concert Since DWI: ‘I Know Sometimes I’m Hard to Love’

Justin Timberlake thanked fans in the way most suited for him at his first concert since spending the night in jail after being arrested for DWI earlier this week. “It’s been a tough week,” he said at Chicago’s United Center Friday night, after a long pause filled with cheering from the crowd. “I know sometimes […] Go to Source

How to watch Ecuador vs. Venezuela online for free

TL;DR: Watch Ecuador vs. Venezuela in the 2024 Copa America for free on Sportitalia. Access this free streaming platform from anywhere in the world with ExpressVPN. Sure, it’s for American teams only (well, sort of), but the 2024 Copa America is exciting for football fans all around the world. That’s because the Americas are home to some of the greatest teams on the planet —…

How to watch Bangladesh vs. India online for free

TL;DR: Watch Bangladesh vs. India in the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup for free on Disney+ Hotstar. Access this free streaming platform from anywhere in the world with ExpressVPN. It’s time for Bangladesh and India to go head-to-head in the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup. It’s set to be a great game, so don’t miss out. In the Super Eights, each team will play the…

Michigan lawmakers advance bill banning ‘gay panic’ defense

The state Senate in Michigan passed a bill Thursday that would ban “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses from being used in court. The legislation, House Bill 4718, prohibits the legal defense that would partially or completely excuse a person’s crimes, like murder and assault, on the grounds that the victim’s sexual orientation or gender were to blame, the Michigan Advance first reported. The bill…

Trump praises Stefanik as ‘SMART, STRONG, and TOUGH’ in endorsement

Former President Trump gave House Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) a ringing endorsement Friday, calling her “SMART, STRONG, and TOUGH” ahead of the state’s primary election. “Elise Stefanik is an Incredible representative for the fantastic people of New York’s 21st Congressional District,” Trump posted to his Truth Social site. “An America First Patriot, Elise is Fighting to Protect [our country] against the Marxists, Fascists, and Communitsts on…

Sydney shivers as coldest capital amid sixth wet weekend

Sydney has shivered through a lunchtime forecasters say was officially the coldest of a capital city in the nation. Sydney recorded a temperature of just 10.9 degrees at noon today, according to Weatherzone. Parts of Sydney felt like a much lower 7.2, as showers hit the NSW coast. READ MORE: Woman, 31, held at knifepoint after police chase in NSW Melbourne clocked in at just shy…

Woman, 31, ‘held at knifepoint’ after police chase ute from petrol station

A 31-year-old woman was allegedly held at knife point in a ute after a police chase near Albury in southern NSW. Police tried to stope the ute at a petrol station at Jindera in the Riverina on Friday at 11am. It allegedly rammed a police vehicle and failed to stop, leading to a chase. READ MORE: Banana costume-wearing driver wanted after burnout mishap in Canberra…

Israel attacks southern Lebanon

The Israeli army has launched airstrikes against Iran-backed militia, Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon in response to ongoing attacks on northern Israel. In a statement issued by the Israeli military on Friday evening, there were no reports of injuries. However, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres expressed his profound concerns about the escalation of the conflict between Israel and Lebanon along the Blue Line, a demarcation…

He’s a voice’ – Rooney names England star Southgate should’ve taken to Euro 2024

Former Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney has suggested that England manager, Gareth Southgate should have taken Jordan Henderson to the Euro 2024 tournament. Recall that Southgate left out Henderson from his final 26-man England squad for the Euro 2024. Rooney spoke while insisting that Southgate might regret leaving Henderson out of his 26-man squad and deploying full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold in midfield as an ‘experiment’. He…

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang shouts out OpenAI cofounder Ilya Sutskever for sparking ‘the big bang of deep learning’

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, right, credited OpenAI cofounder Ilya Sutskever, left, and two renowned computer scientists for pioneering the field of deep machine learning. Jack Guez/AF, Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images OpenAI cofounder Ilya Sutskever left his company in May after a failed attempt to oust Sam Altman. He announced on June 19 that he would start a new AI project called “Safe Superintellgence Inc.” Nvidia CEO Jensen…

China can’t get enough of Elon Musk’s mom

Maye Musk’s book “A Woman Makes A Plan” was a bestseller in China. Zhijian Liu/Getty Images Maye Musk, the mother of Elon Musk, is really popular in China. The model and dietician is also singing Tesla’s praises while in China. Meanwhile Tesla car sales and its market share in China are lagging. Maye Musk, Elon Musk’s mom, is a celebrity in her own right. The…

Be vigilant about falsified weight-loss drugs, WHO warns

The general public and professionals should be vigilant about falsified weight-loss medications, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. The international public health agency specifically raised the alarm about counterfeits of semaglutide drugs that people frequently use to facilitate weight loss.  Its warning focused on three batches of fake Ozempic that appeared in Brazil, the U.K. and the U.S. late last year. They were not…

LARRY KUDLOW: The affordability crisis will be front and center at the presidential debate

It’s a kitchen table election and that’s the subject of the riff. Heading toward the CNN Presidential Debate next Thursday, one would think former President Trump would be pulling together a scathing critique of President Biden’s performance regarding that old political cliché, kitchen-table issues, which surfaced again in the form of today’s affordability crisis for working folks regarding housing.   Things like inflation, groceries, gas…