A bull elk was captured up close sounding his haunting bugle cry during breeding season by a trail camera in Sanpete County, Utah.The video was filmed on September 19 by a camera placed on steep terrain in the central mountains of Utah with an altitude over 10,000 feet, according to Bradley Blake.Footage posted on Facebook by Blake shows a harem of elm milling around a watering hole when a bull with large antlers walks into the frame and emits a series of piercing sounds.“This guy speaks for himself!” Blake wrote in a Facebook post. Credit: Bradley Blake via Storyful
A man drove a car at high speed through a pedestrian zone in the south-western German city of Trier on Tuesday, killing five people – including a nine-month-old child, and seriously injuring many more, officials said.
Several weeks pregnant and about to move for a new job, Mexican resident Lupita Ruiz wanted to end her pregnancy - despite knowing she could face jail time for having an abortion. She asked friends for help until she found a doctor two hours away who agreed to do it in secret. Five years later, lawmakers in her home state of Chiapas are set to consider an initiative to halt prosecutions of women who terminate their pregnancies - part of a movement sweeping Latin America to loosen some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. "We talk about it socially amongst ourselves now. Young people and older people talk about it. I can talk about it with my mom, I can talk about it with my grandmother. I think we've advanced socially through collective action." Ruiz herself is active in the movement, helping to craft the Chiapas initiative. While a patchwork of state restrictions apply in Mexico, several Latin American nations ban abortion outright… including El Salvador, which has sentenced some women to up to 40 years in prison. Most countries, including Brazil, the region’s most populous, allow abortion only in specific circumstances, such as rape or health risk to the mother. Only Uruguay and Cuba allow elective abortions. But change is palpable across the predominantly Roman Catholic region. In Argentina, roughly one million women came out in 2018 to rally for a legalization bill that only narrowly failed to pass in Pope Francis’s home country. The movement spurring new center-left Argentine president Alberto Fernandez to propose a new bill last month. "Abortions occur clandestinely and they put the lives and health at risk of the women who are subject to them. Therefore, the dilemma we must overcome is whether abortions are performed clandestinely or in the Argentine health system." In Chile, activists like Anita Pena are celebrating a vote in October to write a new constitution as a chance to expand upon a 2017 law that permitted abortion to save a mother’s life, in cases of rape, or if the fetus is not viable. "Chile is facing a scenario of very substantive social and political change. This is a historic moment for feminist organizations.” But activists agree there is still a long way to go, with restrictive laws entrenched in many countries. As in Brazil, where far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has vowed to veto any pro-choice bills. For Pena, it’s a reminder to push even harder, telling Reuters (quote) "no fight is ever finished."
The scene from The SkyBridge in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was compared to a “winter wonderland” on December 1 after several inches of snowfall fell across the region.“A walk through Winter Wonderland on The SkyBridge ❄️ Have you been to see the Lights Over Gatlinburg yet? ✨ #gatlinburgskybridge #gatlinburgskylift”, a Facebook post from the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park said.According to the National Weather Service, much of central Tennessee experienced snowfall on Monday, with Jamestown receiving 4 inches. Credit: Gatlinburg SkyLift Park via Storyful
The elderly woman is suspected of pulling her son out of school when he was 12 years old and keeping him indoors ever since.View on euronews
SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (DECEMBER 1, 2020) (UEFA - NO RESALES. NO COMMERCIAL USE. MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY "©UEFA 2020") 1. VARIOUS OF PSG SQUAD JOGGING 2. VARIOUS OF SQUAD GOING THROUGH WARM-UP DRILLS 3. SQUAD WALKING TO START PASSING AND DRIBBLING DRILLS 4. VARIOUS OF SQUAD GOING THROUGH PASSING AND DRIBBLING DRILLS STORY: Paris St Germain finalised training prep on Tuesday (December 1) ahead of their pivotal Champions League Group H game at Manchester United on Wednesday. Last year's runners-up are second on six points, three adrift of United and ahead of RB Leipzig, who face Istanbul Basaksehir, only thanks to their better head-to-head record. Earlier PSG coach Thomas Tuchel described aiming for a win at Old Trafford as one of the 'world's greatest challenges'. PSG have only grabbed one point from their last two Ligue 1 games and they were fortunate to beat Leipzig 1-0 at the Parc des Princes last week. Their injury woes have however, almost disappeared with only fullbacks Thilo Kehrer and Juan Bernat, as well as midfielders Pablo Sarabia and Julian Draxler, out of the clash. Tuchel is also hoping that France striker Kylian Mbappe will rediscover his scoring touch in the Champions League, having failed to find the net in his last eight appearances in the competition, a streak that dates back to last December. (Production: Stefan Haskins)
(SOT- U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY STEVEN MNUCHIN) "Based upon the recent economic data, I continue to believe that a targeted fiscal package is the most appropriate federal response." Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell were back on Capitol Hill Tuesday - urging lawmakers to agree on another economic stimulus package. Speaking to the Senate Banking Committee, Mnuchin said small businesses, particularly, restaurants are in dire need of assistance, and could be helped by another round of funding to the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, which helped bolster the economy earlier this year. "The president and I believe that restaurants had been unfairly targeted, and I'd urge Congress to support another $300 billion dollars for PPP. This would have a real impact. These restaurants need grants. They don't need loans." Some of that money, he urged, could be repurposed from funds he is clawing back from other Fed programs, which are set to expire at the end of the year. His decision to shut some emergency lending programs has sparked outrage from Democrats, and set off a testy exchange between the Treasury Secretary and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown. (SOT- SENATOR SHERROD BROWN (D)-OHIO) "Other than using your final months in office to work for the people for whom you have sworn to serve, you appear to be trying to sabotage our economy on the way out the door." (SOT- MNUCHIN) "My decision not to extend these facilities was not an economic decision. I'm surprised to hear Senator Brown use words like sabotage, no legitimate justification, delusional, malpractice, time for action." Powell, who is on record as disagreeing with Mnuchin's decision, decided not to pile on the criticism, choosing instead to focus on what the two agree on. "Our thinking is we would have left facilities in place to be backstops. We don't second-guess the Secretary's decision about the CARES act money because that's entirely his decision to make but I think central banks would have generally done that. What we're hearing is that there are a lot of small businesses that are at risk of going out of business during this winter, which could be a tough few months. There are parts of the economy that will need help or might need help to get that last span of the bridge in place to get to the other side of the pandemic." Help could soon be on the way. After weeks of deadlock, a bipartisan group of lawmakers have put together a new stimulus plan. Any plan, says Mnuchin, needs to be voted on quickly.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says the Covid tier restrictions will help the UK 'bridge into the Spring', when there is hope a vaccine will move us into a 'whole different place'. The restrictions will come into effect from tomorrow after MPs approved the plans, despite 55 Conservatives voting against the Government and Labour abstaining from the vote.
On Tuesday (December 1) morning, charred remains of vehicles were in the streets of the southern city of Criciúma and bomb squads were securing the scene after the night's mayhem. The robbery began just before midnight on Monday and lasted nearly two hours, according to a statement from military police in Santa Catarina state. Of the two people who were injured, one was a police officer. Authorities have located 810,000 reais ($152,660), police added. Local media reported that there were 30 robbers involved in the heist.
Snow fell in Banner Elk, North Carolina, on November 30, as four to eight inches of snowfall was recorded in areas along the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.The NWS said up to a foot of snow was reported in the Great Smoky Mountains.Video filmed by Scotty Powell shows snow falling in the town of Banner Elk, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Credit: Scotty Powell via Storyful
SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (DECEMBER 1, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PSG COACH, THOMAS TUCHEL, SAYING: "If we have the quality, the confidence, the momentum tomorrow, we can take possession of the ball, that's the best possible thing for us. Still, we have to be vigilant because Man United is one of the strongest teams in Europe in terms of offensive counterattacks. But if there are moments when it's necessary to play low, to defend low, we'll block them. We have to respond to the needs of the match." 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PSG COACH, THOMAS TUCHEL, SAYING: "It's clear that we have the possible situation that we come to Trafford and win. That's one of the world's biggest challenges, to come to Trafford, in England, and win. Not only to have a good result, no, to win, but that's not impossible, and we'll prepare for that." 3. WHITE FLASH 4. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PSG COACH, THOMAS TUCHEL, SAYING: "We will try to influence the team as much as possible, to be free while being disciplined, to be ready, to put up a great fight, to be ready to play with confidence and show their solidarity, which is necessary to overcome this obstacle." 5. WHITE FLASH 6. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PSG MIDFIELDER, MARCO VERRATTI, SAYING: "We have to give it our all tomorrow since this match is very important for the rest of our season. We know that we're playing a good club, that's why that should be all we think about. We have to get this victory, and to get this victory, we have to be perfect as a team, in our organisation, individually, manually when we each have the ball in our possession. That's really how we can come here and win." STORY: Paris St Germain are facing one of the game's greatest challenges as they aim for victory at Manchester United in a pivotal Champions League Group H game on Wednesday, coach Thomas Tuchel said. Last year's runners-up PSG are second on six points, three adrift of United and ahead of RB Leipzig, who face Istanbul Basaksehir, only thanks to their better head-to-head record. "We're at Old Trafford to win, not just to get a good result, and winning here is one of the world's toughest challenges," Tuchel told a news conference on Tuesday (December 1). PSG have only grabbed one point from their last two Ligue 1 games and they were fortunate to beat Leipzig 1-0 at the Parc des Princes last week. United, on the other hand, have won their last four games in all competitions, scoring 11 goals. PSG's injury woes have however almost disappeared with only fullbacks Thilo Kehrer and Juan Bernat, as well as midfielders Pablo Sarabia and Julian Draxler, out of the Old Trafford clash. Tuchel is also hoping that France striker Kylian Mbappe will rediscover his scoring touch in the Champions League, having failed to find the net in his last eight appearances in the competition, a streak that dates back to last December. (Production: Ardee Napolitano)
One of two elderly birds stolen in the early hours of November 29 from Fresno Chaffee Zoo in California, has been recovered as of December 1, the zoo said, as it released security-camera footage of the suspected thief.“Security footage shows someone entering the Australian Asian Aviary at Fresno Chaffee Zoo at approximately 4.30 am,” wrote the zoo in a press release. “The person appears to cut the lock from the aviary doors, capture two birds, and exit with them in a duffel bag. Both birds are long-term residents of the zoo and of advanced age.”According to a Facebook post by the zoo, the Nicobar pigeon, known as “Old Man Nicobar,” was returned on November 30. As of the afternoon of December 1, Charlie, a critically endangered lesser sulphur-crested cockatoo, was still missing. Credit: Fresno Chaffee Zoo via Storyful
"It's an American tragedy and it's essential that we move with urgency. Inaction will produce a self-reinforcing downturn, causing yet more devastation," Yellen said. Yellen spoke at an event where Biden formally introduced his top economic policy advisers as his administration prepares to take power amid a slowing economic recovery hampered by the resurgent pandemic. Yellen, who previously served as U.S. Federal Reserve Chair, said the pandemic has disproportionately impacted the most needy and it is essential to move with urgency. She also said it is key to make sure the economic recovery includes everyone. Yellen and other advisers have also expressed support for government stimulus to maximize employment, reduce economic inequality and help women and minorities, who have been disproportionately hurt by the economic downturn.
MPs have backed the new system of coronavirus tiers for England as Boris Johnson survived the threat of a significant revolt from Conservative rebels to pass the restrictions. The support paves the way for 99% of England to enter the toughest Tier 2 and 3 restrictions when the second national lockdown ends on Wednesday.
Matt Hancock fought back tears as he revealed his step-grandfather died after catching Covid-19. The Health Secretary told MPs of the death within his family as he concluded the six-hour debate on the new tier restrictions to be implemented in England from Wednesday to replace the national lockdown.
A Chinese robot probe sent to return lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since the 1970s landed on the moon, the government announced, adding to a string of increasingly bold space missions by Beijing.
Several inches of snow fell in northeastern Ohio on Tuesday, December 1, local media reported.A winter storm warning had been issued for northeast Ohio and lake-effect snow was anticipated for the Cleveland area. More than 50,000 customers were without power as of 11 am on Tuesday, FirstEnergy said.This video from Toledo’s Point Place neighborhood shows that at least an inch of snow had already fallen by early Tuesday morning. Credit: @BrianTheBrachi1 via Storyful
Tougher tier restrictions will come into force in England after MPs voted to approve the new Covid-19 regulations by 291 votes to 78, a majority of 213. .
A family in Homer, Alaska, were surprised by a tender scene in their yard on Sunday, November 29, as a mother moose resting on the ground was nuzzled by her calf amid falling snow.Jennifer Gibson captured footage of the mesmerizing moment from her living room. Her seven-year-old son can be heard talking briefly before he’s hushed by Gibson and her husband for fear they may be disturbing the moose family’s “private moment.”Speaking to Storyful, Gibson said, “It was early in the morning, before the sun was up, and my family and I were having a quiet Sunday morning when we noticed the moose outside in our yard.”After spotting the animals, the family watched for approximately a “half-hour” through their living room window as the pair ate grass and played in their front yard. Later in the morning, two more moose showed up on their property and the mother chased them away, according to Gibson.She added, “I took many pictures and videos of these moose … It was a magical morning for us and a rare event to see the moose so up close and personal.” Credit: Jennifer Gibson via Storyful
Health Secretary Matt Hancock fought back tears as he revealed his step-grandfather caught Covid-19 in Liverpool and died on November 18. The Health Secretary told MPs of the death within his family as he concluded the six-hour debate on the new tier restrictions to be implemented in England from Wednesday to replace the national lockdown. He told the Commons: "In my family, as in so many others, we've lost a loving husband, a father, a grandfather to this awful disease". The Health Secretary added "from the bottom of my heart I want to say thank you to everyone in Liverpool for getting this awful virus under control". "It's down by four-fifths in Liverpool", he continued, "that's what we can do if we work together in a spirit of common humanity. We've got to beat this, we've got to beat it together." .
Parts of the economy which have avoided the worst impact of the coronavirus crisis would be hit hardest by a no-deal Brexit, the head of the government's fiscal watchdog has warned.
Facebook’s independent oversight board announced on Tuesday that it’s taking on its first six cases. The board, which Facebook created in response to criticism of its handling of problematic content, could overrule the social media company’s decisions to remove certain pieces of content from its platforms. It has received 20,000 cases since opening its doors in October. Three of the six chosen cases involved content that Facebook removed for breaking hate speech rules. The other three cases involved content removed from Facebook or Instagram for violating rules on nudity, dangerous individuals and organizations, and violence and incitement. The board has opened a week-long public comment period on the first cases, which will be reviewed by five-member panels. There is a 90-day deadline for decisions on the cases to be reached and for Facebook to act on them.