The National Hurricane Center (NHC) confirmed a cyclone churning in the Atlantic Ocean had strengthened to a tropical storm on Friday, September 22.Weather officials warned that coastal areas of North Carolina, Virginia should prepare for heavy rain, gusty winds, and marine hazards including storm surge.Satellite footage shared by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) shows Ophelia moving closer to the mainland on Friday. Credit: CSU/CIRA & NOAA via Storyful
Players lifted their boycott of the side in time for a match against Sweden, but are demanding widespread changes in the status of female players.View on euronews
King Charles III and Queen Camilla end their three-day state visit to France with a stop in Bordeaux.View on euronews
STORY: The United Auto Workers union announced on Friday that it will expand its strikes against Detroit automakers General Motors and Chrysler parent Stellantis…adding 38 parts distribution centers and 5,600 workers... to the more than 12,000 workers already on strike.“Our standup strike strategy is designed to do one thing, win record contracts after years of record profits."UAW President Shawn Fain:“Stellantis and GM in particular are going to need some serious pushing… Both companies are still offering a deficient cost of living allowance that is projected to provide zero increases over the next four years… So today at noon Eastern time all of the parts distribution facilities at General Motors and Stellantis are being called to stand up and strike.”The latest move by the UAW extends its unprecedented, simultaneous strikes that began with one assembly plant each of the Detroit Three on Sept. 15.But the union said on Friday that it's made real progress in talks with Ford Motor, with Fain saying the company showed it was "serious about reaching a deal."Fain has said the Detroit automakers have not shared enough of their profits with workers while enriching executives and investors… as companies like GM have rejected those claims.The automakers have proposed 20% raises over 4-1/2 years. The union is seeking 40% raises.The standoff is fueling worries about prolonged industrial action that could disrupt production and ripple through the supply chain, which could dent U.S. economic growth.
Pope Francis is spending two days visiting Marseille, with hundreds of thousands of Catholics expected to attend a parade in the city.View on euronews
Strong winds and heavy rain were recorded battering Norton, Kansas, on the night of September 21, as the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning and a flash flood warning for the region.Footage recorded by Isaac Schluesche includes a timelapse of a large storm cloud rolling in, followed by various videos of the storm in northern Kansas.“Severe thunderstorms led to a crazy night of activity across northern Kansas,” Schluesche told Storyful. “In addition to strong wind gusts and hail, dry fields led to blowing dust, making for a spooky sight in the late evening.”Additional footage recorded by Schluesche while taking shelter at a gas station shows the wind-driven rain. Credit: Isaac Schluesche via Storyful
STORY: An unusual late winter heat wave in central Brazil may push temperatures to a seasonal record that forecasters say could reach as high as 104-113 degrees Fahrenheit (40-45 Celsius) in major cities in the coming days.
The King and Queen depart for the United Kingdom from Bordeaux-Merignac Airport. Their Majesties were greeted at the airport by a Guard of Honour, provided by sixty-six soldiers from Airbase 106 and a military band of forty people. .
Crews are investigating the cause of a fast-moving wildfire in Spain’s Catalonia region that was stabilized hours after breaking out on Friday, September 22, local officials said.The fire was reported around 2:50 pm and grew quickly, but slowed down a few hours later due to the nature of the terrain, Catalonia officials said. Emergency personnel received 224 calls related to the fire, which burned 62 acres (25 hectares), officials said.This footage posted by Catalonia officials shows air crews surveying the wildfire. Credit: Agents Rurals via Storyful
The King and Queen were treated to a glass of wine as Their Majesties marked the end of their three-day state trip to France with a visit to Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, a sustainable vineyard just outside Bordeaux. Charles and Camilla were greeted by a llama and a horse in the field, after learning about the winemaking process and the vineyard's sustainable practices.
Crews quickly stabilized a fast-moving wildfire that broke out in Spain’s Catalonia region on Friday, September 22, fire officials said early Friday evening.The fire was reported around 2:50 pm and grew quickly, but slowed down a few hours later due to the nature of the terrain, Catalonia officials said. Emergency personnel received 224 calls related to the fire, which burned 62 acres (25 hectares), officials said.The cause of the wildfire is under investigation, emergency officials said.This aerial footage, posted by Catalonia’s fire service on Friday afternoon, shows billowing smoke from the wildfire. Credit: Bombers de Catalunya via Storyful
STORY: Attention Amazon Prime Subscribers: Ads will soon run during some of your favorite shows and movies.In a blog post on Friday, the streaming service said it will roll out ads in early 2024 – and offer a higher-priced tier that’s commercial free.The move follows similar ones made by rivals Netflix and Disney, as the streaming industry hopes ad revenue will offset a slowdown in subscriber growth.Amazon said ads will first be introduced in the U.S., Canada, UK and Germany, and rolled out in France, Mexico and Australia, among other countries, later in the year.In the U.S., an add-free tier will cost an extra $2.99 a month – that’s on top of the current monthly charge of $14.99. Amazon said pricing for other countries will be shared later.Amazon already shows ads during live events, such as NFL's Thursday Night Football, a practice the company said will continue even if a subscriber has paid for an ad-free plan.Shares of Amazon were up more than one-and-a-half percent in Friday morning trading.
The National Weather Service (NWS) warned that coastal areas of North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland should prepare for tropical storm conditions as Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 affected the region on Friday, September 22.Heavy rain, gusty winds, and marine hazards were expected for the Mid-Atlantic region over the “dreary weekend,” the NWS wrote in an advisory.Video taken by Jake Lackey shows waves crashing in North Topsail Beach on Friday. A high surf advisory and a tropical storm warning were in effect for North Topsail Beach, as the NWS warned of wind up to 73 mph. Credit: Jake Lackey via Storyful
King Charles III and Queen Camilla of the United Kingdom arrived in Bordeaux on Friday, September 22, on the third and final day of their first state visit to France since acceding to the throne.Mayor of Bordeaux Pierre Hurmic delivered a speech welcoming the royals in which he described Bordeaux as a “British-friendly city.”A day earlier, Hurmic met Marvin Rees, the mayor of Bristol, a British city twinned with Bordeaux since 1947, to renew the long-standing relationship. The Royal Family said it had been the “first UK-France city twinning of its kind.”The king and queen spent the first two days of their state visit in Paris. Credit: Sylvain Roche via Storyful
STORY: Young women at this local Spanish soccer club feel a rights revolution has been set off by the national team’s boycottLocation: Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Spain(Gisela Rubio, Soccer player)"I think that we are in a revolution and at a point where the professional players have said that's enough and this has been reflected in the other girls who play soccer in less professional competitions. I feel it's a step forward."Spain’s players previously said they would not represent their nation until leadership changes were made at the country’s football federation after former RFEF chief Luis Rubiales kissed Jenni Hermoso on the lips at the World Cup (Marc Carod, Sant Esteve Sesrovires coach)“I think that kiss, although it is strange to say so, that kiss has made everything kick off and that the girls are at least now being listened to . And I am also convinced that things will get better. It can't get worse, it's going to get better."
King Charles has visited the Forêt Experimentale at the University of Bordeaux to hear about the devastating impact of last year’s forest fires and how the community has recovered. His Majesty was shown along the Experimental Forest, where university students demonstrated how they monitor the trees.
The judges were evaluating a lawsuit brought by Santa Catarina state, backed by farmers, seeking to block an Indigenous group from expanding the size of its territorial claim. View on euronews
Mauricio Pochettino has spoken with Nicolas Jackson to try to address the striker’s discipline on the pitch after he was booked for dissent for the fourth time in five games against Bournemouth last weekend. The summer signing from Villarreal has cut an increasingly frustrated figure during Chelsea’s early-season struggles, scoring just once in last month’s 3-0 win over Luton. Chelsea are 14th in the Premier League after Pochettino’s first five games in charge and have not found the net in their last two outings. Jackson, who was signed for £31million in part as a response to the team’s woeful goal return of 38 last season in the league, has shown flashes of promise but was a peripheral figure for much of Chelsea’s dour stalemate at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday.
Protesters rallying for Israeli democracy gathered in Manhattan on Friday, September 22, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly.During his address to the United Nations on Friday, Netanyahu spoke about the possibility of a peace agreement with Saudi Arabia.Demonstrators have rallied throughout the week during the United Nations General Assembly, protesting Netanyahu’s judicial reform.Video uploaded to X by Udi Ofer shows demonstrators chanting in support of democracy and waving Israeli flags near the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan. Credit: Udi Ofer via Storyful
The mother of a student who was stabbed to death in Nottingham has told Sky News she misses his "beaming smile" and said his family was "still coming to terms" with their loss.
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Queen Camilla has visited Le Pain de l’Amitié, charity in Bordeaux, to find out how it helps the local community. The project provides a subsidised supermarket, kitchen and restaurant with low-cost food and necessities to those who may be in need. .