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Dwayne Johnson stuns bus-load of fans with free gifts
Dwayne Johnson stuns bus-load of fans with free gifts
The world’s first plant-based Covid vaccine has shown strong protection against the virus in clinical trials and has been sent to regulators for authorisation across the world, its creators have announced. Medicago, based in Quebec City, on Tuesday confirmed that its two-dose vaccine was 71 per cent effective against the disease in a late-stage study and that no serious safety issues were detected. The company said its vaccine was effective against the Delta variant but results did not include the Omicron variant, which was not circulating at the time of the study period.
Humza Yousaf said he was having weekly meetings to discuss the issue.
The prince and the duchess urged the unvaccinated to look at the evidence in intensive care wards and listen to those who work there.
Downing Street will hold a Christmas staff party this year despite the furore over a gathering last December and whether it broke lockdown rules.
From faux to real foliage, there’s no reason for a naked door this festive season
A man dressed as a festive version of the Mandalorian from Star Wars gave a weather and travel update from an icy Billings, Montana, on December 5.Yuri Williams, founder of the charity A Future Super Hero and Friends, said he decided to make the fun report as he’s travelling around the US visiting sick children, special needs children and people with disabilities. He said he’s also visiting animal shelters and homeless communities.“I decided to use the Mandalorian and change it up for the holidays into the Santalorian,” he told Storyful. Credit: Yuri Williams via Storyful
Former England and Yorkshire fast bowler Darren Gough has been appointed as the managing director of cricket for Yorkshire CCC on an interim basis. Gough, who captained the county, will remain in the role until the end of the 2022 season after the club's entire coaching staff left in the wake of the Azeem Rafiq racism scandal. "Like many, I have followed how the club handled the recent racism allegations with sadness and anger," Gough, who retired in 2008, said.
A woman in Campbell River, British Columbia, says a family of black bears has been making regularly visits to the yard outside her home which have been captured on her home-security cameras.Kym-Dean Hansen told CTV that a a mother and her two cubs, dubbed Yogi and Booboo by Hansen’s grandson, live in the forest near her home and began visiting her property in the fall.Speaking to Storyful, Hansen said the bears had visited “almost every night.” This video, which Hansen says was recorded on December 1, shows the two cubs perusing her yard and engaging in some light tussling.According to CTV, Hansen said the bears “just saunter around and have a look and see if I’ve left anything out, which I make sure I do not.” She told the Canadian broadcaster that the mother bear had recently stolen an entire empty garbage can from outside her home, forcing her to “go traipsing through the forest to find it.” Credit: Kym-Dean Hansen via Storyful
It contains six hundred litres of water and uses microalgae to bind carbon dioxide and produce pure oxygen through photosynthesis.View on euronews
Winter showers swept parts of northern Maine overnight into Monday, December 6, as 3-7 inches of snow was expected to accumulate by the morning, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).NWS meteorologist James Sinko shared this footage of the conditions in Castle Hill, Aroostook County, in the early hours of Monday.Strong winds were expected from Monday afternoon into the night, with scattered power outages also possible, the NWS said. Credit: Meteorologist James Sinko via Storyful
A second woman who claims Ghislaine Maxwell groomed her for abuse by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein while she was a teenager took the witness stand in the British socialite’s sex trafficking trial on Monday. The woman, who is testifying under the pseudonym Kate, is the second of four women named in a 2021 indictment against Maxwell. Kate said she was 17 when she met Maxwell for tea at her London townhouse in 1994.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid is given a tour of a drug rehabilitation facility in South London where he learns about what services it offers and the process of helping people beat addiction. .
Storm Barra is expected to bring ice, wind and rain - which could cause flooding for parts of the UK on Wednesday.
PARIS (Reuters) -France on Tuesday registered a surge in COVID-19 hospitalisations as a rise in new infections in mid-November led to an increase in patient numbers. The health ministry reported that the number of COVID-19 patients in French hospitals rose by 618 to 12,714, the second-highest net one-day increase this year behind the net increase of 732 on April 6, when the patient tally was above 30,600. Due to one of Europe's highest vaccination rates, a rise in new cases now has less impact on hospital numbers than in the spring.
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The most closely watched appointment was that of health minister, as Germany struggles to bring down its highest coronavirus infection rates of the pandemic so far. View on euronews
The bustling, cosmopolitan business hub of Hong Kong may be losing its shine among foreign companies and expatriates with its stringent anti-pandemic rules requiring up to 21 days of quarantine for new arrivals
Peter Jackson spent four years editing down 60 hours of unseen footage into the new three-part documentary series. Was it worth the wait?
Perrie Edwards shares adorable video of baby Axel dancing to Christmas song
A Christmas beetle: in England they’re called ‘cockchafers’. In 1479 beetles were put on trial for ‘creeping secretly in the earth’