Wednesday, December 2

The heat wave continues as records are broken

Extreme heat wave conditions they will continue in most of the southeast and east of the country during the last days of the month, which is shaping up to be the hottest November on record in Australia.After a night of sweltering temperatures, a trough will remain intensely hot in New South Wales, before a gusty shift south down the coast in the afternoon.A general view as people gather on Bondi Beach on November 28, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast heat wave conditions in New South Wales this weekend, with temperatures expected to top 40 degrees across the state. (Getty)Elsewhere, canals over Western Australia, the Northern Territory and northern Queensland will generate rain and storms.While a cold front cutting Tasmania will bring gusty rains.Her...

Why Oxford’s COVID-19 Vaccine Could Do More For The World Than Other Vaccines

The reported mean efficacy of 70 percent was significantly lower than the 94.5 to 95 percent reported by the other two top candidates, Modern Y Pfizer.However, this vaccine It could still prove more valuable to the world than the other two in the coming months. By answering questions about your results and receiving approval, you can lead the way in providing vaccine coverage in the poorest countries where it is urgently needed. On this Thursday, April 23, 2020, a file screenshot taken from a video issued by the University of Oxford in Great Britain, showing a person injected as part of the first human trials in the United Kingdom to test a possible vaccine against the coronavirus, not taken by the University of Oxford in England. (AP)The UK government took the first step in t...

Trump’s optics versus Biden’s campaign drive approach

Standing in the small rural town of Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, Marine One flew past my right shoulder toward thousands of astonished Americans, holding their phones, enthralled, like a group of supporters.In my dad's words, "this is rock n roll, Al."And the playlist playing on every Trump meeting it certainly supported that idea.President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave Marine One. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)Credence Clearwater Revival will forever remind me of the impending arrival of the president: by the end I knew the order of the rally playlist and I knew that Fortunate Son meant that the Commander-in-Chief was not far behind.And I challenge you to play that song in your living room and not get excited, not even a little bit.Love it or hate it (there seems to be not...

Supermassive black hole 2000 light years closer than we thought

This map has suggested that the center of the Milky Way and the black hole there are 25,800 light years from Earth. This is closer to the official value of 27,700 light years adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985, the National Observatory of Japan said.Furthermore, according to the map, our solar system travels at 227 kilometers per second while orbiting around the galactic center, this is faster than the official value of 220 kilometers per second, the statement added.Earth is 2,000 light-years closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy than previously thought. (NAOJ)These updated values ​​are the result of more than 15 years of observations by the Japanese radio astronomy project VERA, according to an announcement published Thursday by the Nat...

Hong Kong man jailed 21 months for dumping eggs

In handing down her sentence, Magistrate Winnie Lau said that while "an egg is not a weapon of mass destruction," the launching of such items at a police station provoked "discontent" with the force, undermined police actions by officers. and endangered society, according to public broadcaster RTHK.Pun Ho-chiu was jailed for throwing eggs at a police station in Hong Kong. (Getty)The sheer number of prosecutions, as well as the pressure for harsh sentences, has put judges in a delicate position, particularly as Beijing has tightened its grip on the semi-autonomous city this year. In July, Chinese authorities introduced a national security law for Hong Kong, bypassing the city legislature to criminalize secession, subversion and collusion with foreign forces.Judges who consider themselve...

Newcastle Man Charged With Sex Crimes Against Children And Bestiality As AFP’s Operation Arkstone Dismantles Global Online Network

A Newcastle man has been charged with child sex crimes and bestiality after allegedly being linked to a worldwide online child abuse network.He is the 15th Australian arrested as part of Operation Arkstone, a major investigation led by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to dismantle the sexual abuse ring.The alleged offenders include childcare workers, a volunteer soccer coach, a disabled support worker to an electrician, a supermarket clerk and a chef.The 54-year-old man has been charged with numerous material crimes of child abuse and bestiality.The 54-year-old Newcastle home was raided by the Australian Federal Police. (AFP)He was then arrested and later charged with multiple child abuse offenses, including possessing or controlling child abuse material and transmitting and requesti...

North Korean hackers target AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine developers

According to Reuters, North Korean hackers posed as recruiters on the LinkedIn and WhatsApp networking site to approach AstraZeneca staff, including those working on coronavirus research, with bogus job postings.The alleged hackers then sent documents, some using Russian email addresses, that were purported to be job descriptions that were, in fact, laced with malicious code designed to give hackers access to the victim's computers, Reuters reported. .Employees look at electronic whiteboards to monitor possible ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency in Seoul, South Korea. (AP)According to Reuters sources, the hackers are not believed to have been successful."The University of Oxford is working closely with the National Center for Cyber ​​Security to ensure tha...

United States gives green light to shootings and executions with poison gas

The U.S. Department of Justice is quietly modifying its enforcement protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection and clear the way for other methods such as firing squads and poison gas.The amended rule, published Friday in the Federal Register, allows the United States government to carry out executions by lethal injection or use "any other way prescribed by the law of the state in which the sentence was imposed." Several states allow other methods of execution, including electrocution, inhalation of nitrogen gas, or death by firing squad.It is unclear whether the Justice Department will seek to use any method other than lethal injection for executions in the future. The rule, which takes effect on Christmas Eve, comes when the Justi...

Judge issues harsh reprimand of Trump’s electoral challenge

Trump's attorneys vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite judges' assessment that "the campaign's claims are without merit."“Free and fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. The charges of injustice are serious. But calling an election unfair does not mean that it is. The charges require specific indictments and then evidence. We don't have any here, ”Trump-appointed Third Circuit Judge Stephanos Bibas wrote to the panel of three judges, all appointed by Republican presidents.Donald Trump spent Friday playing golf. (AP)The case had been discussed last week in a lower court by Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who insisted during five hours of oral arguments that the 2020 presidential election had been marred by widespread fraud in Pennsylvania. However, Giuliani did not...

Couple finds 66 bottles of illegal vintage whiskey in their home

When a New York The couple were told that their 100-plus-year-old home was built by a notorious smuggler, passing him off as a small town legend.But during a recent home renovation, the couple discovered something that revealed that the legend could be true.In early October, Nick Drummond and Patrick Bakker said they found more than 66 bottles of whiskey from the Era of prohibition hidden between the walls and the floor of his house, which was built in 1915."Our walls are full of lots of alcohol!" Drummond, who documented the unexpected finding in a series of social media posts, wrote on his Instagram. "I can't believe the rumors are true! He was actually a smuggler!"The couple had been living in the house located in the small town of Ames, located about three hours away from Ne...