Saturday, 17 November 2018
Latest news
Home » Global Media

Global Media

Flood alerts in Upstate NY as record highs mix with heavy rain

perth_map

Ice also has become a problem on some roads Wednesday , McKeon said . Most of West Michigan can expect to see one to three inches of rain. While the GRCA is able to capture a lot of excess water in its storage reservoirs, officials will have to determine what to do with it once the flood threat subsides, Linwood said. Read More »

Local church with strong ties to Billy Graham

perth_map

The Moderator of the Synod of NSW and the ACT, Rev. Simon Hansford, described Billy Graham's style of ministry as "extraordinary" and "innovative" as he drew enormous crowds preaching the Good News. Even well into his 70s, Graham was "powerful", Ford said. "I took a deep breath", he said. Graham visited China in 1988, also at a transformational time for the Asian giant which was undergoing an economic overhaul under Deng Xiaoping's policy of "opening up". Read More »

Trump supports improved background checks for gun purchases after Florida school shooting

perth_map

Mr Trump's initial response to the Florida shooting drew criticism from gun control advocates. In addition to holding a rally and speaking out in news interviews and on social media since last week's shooting, students are organizing a nationwide walkout of students as a call to action on April 20, the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. Read More »

Jackson remembers the Reverend Billy Graham

perth_map

I had observed him long enough to know that the light grace of humility rested easily on him. He said his admiration stems from the reverend's ability to connect people to a common message. Graham's sermons were broadcast and televised for over 60 years. Many Christians in Tulsa say they learned to find their faith through the gospel of Billy Graham. Read More »

Central Florida students stage walkout for school safety, gun control

perth_map

Carlos Guillermo Smith, D, told the Independent. Authorities said Cruz, 19, had a string of run-ins with school authorities that ended with his expulsion. "I want to see those people". "I still totally believe that but I think that there should be a limit to who could acquire such weaponry". The FBI received a tip last month that Cruz had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency acknowledged Friday. Read More »

Famed evangelist preacher Billy Graham dies at 99

perth_map

Billy Graham speaks at Sunderland's Roker Park in 1984. Thank you Billy Graham . Gov. Jeb Bush and Mayor John Delaney welcomed Graham to the stage and the throngs who gathered to hear him called it a once-in-a-lifetime experience. He also served as a spiritual advisor to American presidents, providing spiritual counsel for every POTUS from Harry Truman to Barack Obama . "It was something I needed a lot", said Debbie Trent in 2000 as she volunteered in the crusade office. Read More »

NYC weather, unseasonably warm, could break historic highs

perth_map

Rain could transition to snow overnight Wednesday , the weather service said . The record high is 75 degrees in 2014. It has only ever happened twice since 1872, when record keeping began. You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom . Highs in the mid-30s and low 40s are expected. Seasonably cooler temperatures will move into the area by Monday and Tuesday , Dierks said. Read More »

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

For their part, online platforms were beset by a swarm of meddling aimed at influencing the 2016 U.S. presidential election: the Russian troll farm that infiltrated Twitter , the fake social media accounts, the fake news they planted, and the rallies they sponsored to sow discord . Read More »

Injured Groves risks missing final after Eubank Jr win

perth_map

Saunders and Eubank Jr have been bitter rivals even before they took their rivalry to the ring, where the former eked out a split decision win in a thrilling contest back in 2014. In a fight that was tricky to score, the common consensus was that Beltran book-ended the scorecards, with the majority of Moses' success coming in the middle rounds. Read More »

High court in Pennsylvania issues new congressional map

perth_map

The Brennan Center for Justice estimated that the old map had accounted for an additional three to four GOP seats in Congress. As before, there are 18 congressional districts in the state - but the numbers and shapes of those districts are very different. Read More »

Us President Donald Trump criticises Federal Bureau of Investigation for failing to prevent school shooting

perth_map

This isn't acceptable. They're spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there's no collusion. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., who represents the area where last week's shooting took place, told ABC's This Week on Sunday that he's hopeful the activism of the students at Stoneman Douglas will move the debate forward. Read More »

Canadian PM to Meet Punjab CM on Feb 21

perth_map

Canadian journalists travelling with Trudeau have also asked him about the response he received from the Indian government. "Trudeau has four Sikh cabinet ministers - Harjit Sajjan , Amarjeet Sohi, Navdeep Bains and Bardish Chagger". He said the greatest potential in trade between the two countries is in people-to- people connection. While answering a question regarding the similarities between him and US President Donald Trump, Candian PM said that both he and Trump have a lot of ... Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: Canada will face Finland in men's hockey quarterfinals

perth_map

The U.S. won the first hockey gold in 1998 with Canada winning the next four. "It's going to be a rough game". Since the women's hockey started as Olympic in Nagano-1998, precisely with the U.S. Canada won, 2-1, in the preliminary round, and claimed their fifth straight victory over the Americans at the Olympics. - Canada and Germany shared the gold medal in the two-man bobsled, the second time that's happened in Olympic history. Read More »

US, Turkey agrees to normalize relations, Turkish Foreign Minister

perth_map

For Ankara , the People's Protection Units ( YPG ) is a branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which is blacklisted by the USA and European Union as well. Late a year ago, the SDF fighters liberated the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the IS, from the terror group. The campaign, a new front in Syria's multi-sided war, aims to capture the exclave from the predominantly Kurdish YPG militia. Read More »

Moving storm expected to dump up to 7 inches of snow

perth_map

The advisory, issued Thursday morning, will be in effect from midnight to 7 p.m. on Friday and calls for 6-15 inches of snow above 2,000 feet. Low visibility and hard travel conditions are possible from Saturday evening through Sunday morning. Read More »

Syria pledges to down any hostile aircraft like Israeli one

perth_map

But on February 10, their war of words briefly became an actual fight. Thus, while for Israel the presence of Iranian units in neighboring Syria , the remote location of the Iranian military from their country enables Israel to carry out air strikes on forces of Iran, when he considers it necessary, ie Israel could attack Iran without the need of entering into its territory. Read More »

Mitt Romney announces US Senate Run

perth_map

Here's how NPR's Mara Liasson envisioned the scenario playing out in a report from December: "If that happened, Romney would immediately become the most prominent elder statesman of the GOP". Still, Trump did relatively poorly in Utah, winning only 45 percent of the vote in 2016, compared to Romney's 73 percent in 2012 and John McCain's 62 percent in 2008. Read More »

Sadio Mane scores hat trick as Liverpool routs Porto 5-0

perth_map

We are the underdogs, I would say. "I only answer nicely now because I am friendly and we are in public but if someone asked me about the round after the round in private, I would leave the room". Liverpool are now to head away to a warm weather training camp in Marbella and Klopp insists the approach will be thoroughly professional. Jurgen Klopp's men have been in splendid touch in Europe this season, they have scored the most number of goals in the competition so far and they have ... Read More »

McDonald's to Give Cheeseburger Happy Meals the Boot

perth_map

Since 2013 other fast food chains, such as Burger King, Subway, Wendys, KFC and Dairy Queen, have made pledges to remove sugar-sweetened fountain drinks from their menu boards and offer healthier drinks and sides with kids meals. McDonald's says with the forthcoming changes there will be, on average, a 20-per-cent reduction in calories and a 50-per-cent cut in added sugars. Read More »

How Trump's 'food box' proposal could affect families in Wisconsin

perth_map

However, the remaining benefits would be given to the recipients on electronic benefit cards, making it a possible win-win on both sides. So far the administration hasn't said how families would receive the food boxes. If you apply the math of an average family of four whose monthly benefit is $254 per month ($1.40 per meal) and multiply that by 16 million freeloaders, well there's a savings of $4 billion right there. Read More »