Christmas storms: Yellow warning indicates weekend disruption Christmas storms: Yellow warning indicates weekend disruption
- December 22, 2016

The first track could go through the Fargo area, bringing snow to central and western North Dakota, with rain impacting areas farther southeast of the region down in Minneapolis. The Bing Crosby classic "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas " is turning into an accurate holiday weather forecast for some parts of Arizona. The cold front will also send temperatures plunging in Flagstaff almost 20 degrees by Sunday . (more...)
Bill English chosen as New Zealand's prime minister Bill English chosen as New Zealand's prime minister
- December 14, 2016

A practicing Roman Catholic, English has been a politician for 26 years, after he was first elected to the parliament in 1990. " Last Thursday , after it was apparent that I may succeed in the leadership of the National Party, I went to a women's leadership conference I'd been booked in to speak at, and there I heard a poem performed, by Selina Tusitala Marsh". (more...)
Winston, Buccaneers focused on winning, not playoff race Winston, Buccaneers focused on winning, not playoff race
- December 14, 2016

The Saints trail NFC South Division leaders Tampa Bay and Atlanta by two games. SAINTS: QB DREW BREES has 975 pass yards (325 per game) with 8 TDs & 2 INTs for 110.7 rating in past 3 on road. They managed to score just one touchdown - a 1-yard run from Doug Martin . The Saints' defense was strong, holding the Bucs to three field goals and recording a safety. (more...)
Japan students maintain high science scores, drop in reading skills
- December 10, 2016

Canadian 15-year-olds placed well above the OECD average and remain among the top performers in science . MA scored 527, close to Singapore's top marks. In addition, 11 per cent of Canadian students do not meet the baseline level of performance in science . In reading , the UK's teenagers scored 498 points - down from last year's 499, but above the OECD average of 493. (more...)
FSU in Orange, but Orlando a big bowl victor
- December 08, 2016

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher notably voted Michigan No. 7 in his final rankings for the USA Today coaches' poll. After hosting a playoff game a year ago, the Capital One Orange Bowl will once again feature a matchup that should attract attention. (more...)
Ohio State holds firm to second in college football playoff rankings
- December 04, 2016

Bama has dominated so thoroughly this season that could rest their starters against Florida , lose the SEC Championship and still make the Playoff . Expect lots of speculation and wild takes all the way up to Sunday's College Football Playoff announcement. The top four teams qualify for the two semifinal games, which will be held at the Fiesta and Peach bowls on December 31. (more...)