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Cyril in a headscratcher over new Cabinet

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The Cape Town and Western Cape's official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency (Wesgro) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that he will be organising an investment conference in the next three months to target both domestic and worldwide investors. Read More »

Billy Graham to lie in honour at Capitol, House speaker says

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Billy Graham , his life, his messages, his goodness and his deep and unwavering belief in God should be celebrated for the positive and lasting effects they have had and will continue to have upon this earth. "They are more than welcome if they want to post up in the parking lot or what not". Graham had later said he regretted the comment. According to Graham spokesperson Mark DeMoss, though, the pastor passed away in his slee. Read More »

United Nations chief 'deeply alarmed' by Eastern Ghouta violence

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The draft resolution says that 5.6 million people are in "acute need" of aid. Russian Federation expressed its objections Thursday to a draft United Nations resolution meant to implement a 30-day pause in fighting across Syria and lift the siege on the town of eastern Ghouta . Read More »

Sweden, US to compete for gold in PyeongChang Games men's curling

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In 2006, Shuster won bronze for the USA - a lone U.S. medal in this Olympic sport. "It's as disappointing as it gets right there", said Canadian defenceman Mat Robinson. Team Canada did, however, win gold in the inaugural mixed doubles Olympic game. Perhaps, but that's not prime reason curling teams skipped by Kevin Koe and Rachel Homan are going home without a medal, according to Koe third Marc Kennedy. Read More »

Trump Reiterates Call for Teachers to be Armed

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For the second consecutive day, the president pitched the notion of giving firearms and specialized training to some teachers and school staffers so they could combat individuals who enter schools with the intent of killing people. "Nobody's going to be shooting bullets in the other direction". Trump's call to ban bump stocks isn't related to the Parkland massacre, but ties back to the worst shooting in modern USA history in Las Vegas past year. Read More »

Winter Olympics: USA's Jamie Anderson takes silver in women's snowboarding Big Air

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Vonn was two places behind her, and just couldn't match the pace. Both are not planning to participate in the team event on Saturday to close out the Alpine skiing program. PyeongChang was to be her swan song, a lovely conclusion to a prodigious ski career that included winning America's first-ever women's gold medal in downhill (Vancouver 2010), two Olympic bronze medals, two World Championship gold medals, three World Cup silver medals, two World Cup bronze medals and 81 ... Read More »

Dismal showing for US female figure skaters

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The 2018 Winter Olympics are well underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea , but excitement about the games is continuing to grow here in Canada (thanks hockey!). Before Pyeongchang, the USA earned a total of 67 Olympic long track speedskating medals , 29 of them gold. "We were going for gold", Larocque said. Read More »

Active weather Thursday includes ice, snow and plenty of rain

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS.The ice will result in hard travel conditions. Be prepared for slippery conditions at any time during the day today and through the night. East winds will become south winds overnight keeping temperatures in the 40s through morning. There may also be some freezing drizzle mixed in with the snow, especially in Northwestern Wisconsin. Read More »

President Trump: 'I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks'

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Trump says he bets the lines of people waiting to enter the Capitol next week to pay respects to Graham "are going to be long and handsome, because he deserves it". Pence promised that Trump and he would keep fighting, especially on illegal immigration and security enhancements along the U.S. -Mexico border. President Donald Trump said on Friday he wanted to review the USA military's policy of having bases be gun-free zones, noting that some soldiers killed in a shooting spree several ... Read More »

Head of NRA Isn't Backing Down on Guns

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He was less concerned about LaPierre attacking him and other Democratic leaders and more anxious about what he is "doing to this country" and how NRA leaders are endangering individuals-especially children. "Passing a law that makes it illegal for a 20-year-old to purchase a shotgun for hunting or adult single mother from purchasing the most effective self-defense rifle on the market punishes law-abiding citizens for the evil acts of criminals", she said . Read More »

Lindsey Vonn's Olympic downhill farewell is a lovely shade of bronze

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Vonn made her Olympic debut as a 17-year-old in Salt Lake City in 2002 and, after finishing sixth, was lauded as a new American heroine of the sport. In fact, no American was. Myhrer's victory came after Austria's Marcel Hirscher-who had already won gold in Pyeongchang in the giant slalom and combined-missed a gate in the first run, and giant slalom silver medalist Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway did the same in the second run. Read More »

Massacre survivor's mom says he's getting death threats from conspiracy theorists

Survivors of the shooting have spoken out in multiple interviews against gun violence. It circulated at a time when social media sites are faced with increased pressure to crack down on propaganda, fake reports and wild rumors. A search on the name of the student - David Hogg - also revealed a long list of similar videos promoting what has become a common conspiracy in right-wing circles: that critics of specific policies are paid "crisis actors ". Read More »

Delhi Chief Secretary's medical report confirms facial injuries — AAP vs bureaucrats

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While the BJP and the AAP are political rivals in Delhi and other states, as the party ruling the Centre, the BJP needs to shun an adversarial approach and reach out to resolve this tussle. But it must be recalled that while hearing the Delhi govt.'s petition challenging the HC order, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court had observed that the LG should observe "Constitutional statesmanship" in dealing with the Delhi govt. Read More »

Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona: Five things we learned

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is dealing with an enormous amount of pressure, as there is much media speculation that he could be sacked sooner rather than later. Messi's intervention was a tough pill to swallow for Chelsea , who proved more than a match for Barcelona for much of the evening. Meanwhile Barcelona striker Luis Suarez believes that their second leg clash with Chelsea will benefit Spanish giants after getting an away goal. Read More »

NRA's Wayne LaPierre says gun control advocates 'hate individual freedom'

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LaPierre used his address to the conservative conference CPAC to hit out at anti-gun campaigners, who, led by young survivors of the shooting, have attempted to make political headway in the last week. Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio was confronted Wednesday night by the father of one of the victims. The group argued that raising the minimum age would deprive people between the ages of 18 and 20 of "their constitutional right to self-protection". Read More »

Russia will consider UN ceasefire in Syria

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Over the past few years of the Syrian conflict, the Syrian crisis has become one of the worst humanitarian crises facing the world with East Ghouta facing the most- dire situation . Swedish Ambassador Olof Skoog said, "We are trying to find a way forward". Lavrov recalled that recently, the terrorists were proposed a scheme for a peaceful withdrawal from the city of Eastern Ghuta, similar to what happened with about 3,000 armed men and their families who left by a humanitarian ... Read More »

Vonn takes bronze in final downhill of 'Games' career

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Her downhill run looked so commanding, the Vonn of old as she fearlessly set a time 0.74 seconds ahead of the chasing pack. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland earned the bronze . In an interview with Sharyn Alfonsi past year for 60 Minutes Sports, Vonn elaborated on the long list of injuries she has sustained throughout her career as one of the greatest ski racers in history. Read More »

Trump says armed teachers should get bonuses

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Numerous comments are from gun owners angry over any attempt to regulate the accessory, which they view as a slippery slope toward outlawing guns all together. "Am I supposed to have a kevlar vest?" she said. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer noted that the president had supported gun measures in the past and dropped them. Read More »

YouTube Removes School Shooting Conspiracy Video From Trending Section

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Trump Jr. also liked another tweet by True Pandit, a Philadelphia-based conservative news organization that made fun of Hogg, calling him "the kid who has been running his mouth about how President Donald Trump and the GOP are teaming to help murder high school kids by upholding the Second Amendment". Read More »

Pro-gun Florida legislature considers gun-reform bill

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These students also spoke on the actions they want to see done to prevent more people from being killed. President Donald Trump is continuing to talk about the possibility of arming teachers, saying he means concealed weapons for "gun adept teachers with military or special training experience - only the best". Read More »

Apple Reportedly Working On Water Resistant AirPods

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Currently, using Siri requires a double-tap on your AirPods . Of course, we already know that an upgrade is on the way for AirPods , as Apple plans to release a new AirPods case that can be used with its incoming wireless charging mat. Read More »

US, Norway, Finns, Germans in Olympic hockey quarters

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I'm very proud. I feel so focused on the day that I haven't realized yet what I've done. The puck wobbled in front of the net before American goaltender Maddie Rooney swatted it away and her teammates swarmed the ice. After finishing sixth in super-G, she trailed Goggia by nearly half of a second to take away the downhill bronze. No added pressure, though. "It was just about myself", Goggia said. Read More »

Marches, walkouts and sit-ins: Gun control battle heads to the street

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Cruz, who has had a history of mental illness, is now at the main Broward County jail facing 17 counts of premeditated murder. "To every politician taking donations from the NRA, shame on you!" she said, assailing Mr Trump over the multi-million-dollar support his campaign received from the gun lobby. Read More »

Lindsey Vonn bids Olympics farewell, targets Stenmark record

Michelle Gisin of Switzerland took gold after completing the downhill in 1 minute, 40.14 seconds, then cruising in slalom (40.76) to combine for an aggregate time of 2:20.90. Shiffrin's signature event is the slalom . American skiing phenom Lindsey Vonn found herself on the Olympic podium once again Wednesday after winning bronze in the women's downhill . Read More »

University strikes turn violent as protesters storm academic building

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Academics at both Medway and Canterbury campuses began picketing at 8am this morning, with many lecturers participating in the strike being joined by students who stood alongside their teachers in solidarity over the changes. The protest in Wales follows a ballot of 2,000 University and College Union (UCU) members at Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Bangor universities, and University of Wales. Read More »

Dismal showing for United States female figure skaters

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In November, Tennell won a bronze medal in her grand prix debut at the 2017 Bridgestone Skate America competition, becoming the first US woman since Caroline Zhang 2007 to do so. Early on in her training, she made the decision not to move to Colorado Springs full-time. Last year, U.S. Figure Skating reported its fourth straight year of membership growth. Read More »

YouTube Apologizes For Trending Conspiracy Video On Florida Survivor

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The president's son Donald Trump Jr appeared to be taken in by the conspiracy. Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu also tweeted to dismiss the theory, writing: "THIS CONSPIRACY THEORY IS INSANE". "Work together. Come over your politics and get something done", Hogg said during a rally, demanding action. For its part, YouTube told CNN that the video that reached No. Read More »

OR student arrested for sending 'I am the shooter' Snapchat threat

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A spokesperson for the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System says they looked into the threat in the interest of student safety. Should we locate the source, that person (s) will be arrested, charged, and prosecuted. Thursday, but Assistant Chief Gail Struss said it had nothing to do with the viral threat. Parents and students in Robertson County were nervous after seeing the posts, which appear to threaten a school named "SHS". Read More »

Trump Calls Out Jeff Sessions Over Obama Investigation-and Misspells His Name

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The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday on the specific acts in the indictment that took place in the Keystone State. It would be a waste of space to quote all of Trump's bleating, but basically he tried to claim that the indictment proves two things: Whatever the Russians did or didn't do, they had no impact on the outcome of the election; and there was no collusion - or as Trump would put it, NO COLLUSION - between the Russians and the Trump campaign. Read More »

Winter Olympics get steamy as traffic on Tinder, PornHub skyrockets

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The medal was the 100 gold medal for the U.S. in Winter Olympic history as well as Shaun's third gold medal making him the first Olympic snowboarder to win three. His appearance in his fourth and final Olympics made for a climactic end to his journey of redemption. We've taken the proper road I think and embraced it and it's fun. Read More »

Does Marco Rubio deserve credit for holding a town hall?

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From Tallahassee to Washington DC, students who survived last week's high school shooting spent the day putting the heat on politicians to take action on gun control. "God they make me puke". Several states including California, already have a version of the laws, which are also called "extreme risk protective orders" and "red flag laws". Read More »

Missoula Students March For Stronger Gun Regulations

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The walkout came on the same day President Trump met with students, parents and teachers. In Washington , survivors and those affected by mass shootings gathered to talk to Trump at the White House. His brother's teacher Scott Beigel was killed while ushering students into a classroom for safety; Matthew was one of the last students that he saved. Read More »