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20 May 19
FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports

For the first time in two years, forecasters have issued their most dire warning for the risk of catastrophic tornadoes. The target: parts of the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma, which is also marking the sixth anniversary of a tornado that pulverized the city of Moore, killing 24 people. Over 2 million people are in harm’s way, […]

20 May 19
Colima Noticias

Antonio Vázquez|CN COLIMANOTICIAS Manzanillo, Col.- Una joven mujer, al parecer menor de edad, fue ultimada por hombres armados en acontecimientos registrados esta tarde sobre la calle Emiliano Zapata, a unos metros de su esquina con Francisco González Bocanegra, en la colonia Las Joyas de la delegación de Santiago del puerto de Manzanillo. Versiones no oficiales […]

20 May 19
South Intensive Program 2019

Saturday 16th of February was the day we were bound to go home. We took the bus from Isabela State University main campus to Manila, capital of the Philippines. We arrived early, which was the perfect opportunity to discover the beating heart of capital Manila. We walked on top of the city’s defensive ruins, discovered […]

20 May 19
scoreit.online

A T-Mobile logo NurPhoto/Getty Images The long-planned merger between T-Mobile and Sprint’s may actually cross the finish line, after new concessions from the companies eased concerns at a key government regulator. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, signaled the shift early Monday. Pai said in a statement that he will recommend to […]

20 May 19
Jael's Journey with AML | The Family Perspective

As we prepare to potentially leave quickly due to tornado activity in the Oklahoma City metro, we are trusting the Lord to give us direction and protection. More importantly, we are praising the Lord for answering our prayer over the last several days. As I noted previously, Jael’s hemoglobin has been low. After CBC results […]

20 May 19
Metro
He said remainers had been ‘radicalised’ (Picture: Reuters/London News Pictures) Nigel Farage has said he will ‘keep buying new clothes and carry on’ after being soaked with a caramel milkshake this afternoon. The Brexit Party leader was doused in the shake just twenty minutes into his campaign visit to Newcastle. He was heard furiously muttering to his security that ‘it’s a complete failure’ and saying: ‘You could have spotted that a mile away.’ Speaking at a rally in Bolton this evening, he touched on the ‘abusive’ behaviour saying: ‘I won’t even acknowledge the low grade behaviour that I was subjected to this morning. I won’t dignify it, I will ignore it, perhaps keep buying new clothes and carry on.’ He blamed the remain campaign for ‘radicalising’ people into believing they were better than those who voted for Brexit. ‘They have radicalised a small number of people in this country who themselves believe they have a superior view to the majority,’ he said. [metro-video id=”1929144″ video=”https://videos.metro.co.uk/video/met/2019/05/20/5566535175133283303/640x360_MP4_5566535175133283303.mp4” image=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/05/20/21/13734020-0-image-a-2_1558383181152.jpg“] Nigel Farage speaking this evening (Picture: James Speakman/Mercury Press) Paul Crowther, 32, was arrested by police after throwing a milkshake (Picture: North News and Pictures) The empty milkshake cup from Five Guys which is believed to have been emptied on Nigel Farage in Newcastle city centre (Picture: PA) ‘When you have that mindset, If you believe you are better than other people, history shows in those circumstances people are capable of appalling behaviour. ‘We are now seeing the extremes of the remain campaign acting in an openly abusive way to ordinary members of the public who dare to say they support Brexit – acting in a violent way.’ It comes after a trend to douse rightwing figures in milkshake on the campaign trail. Independent candidate Tommy Robinson and Ukip’s Carl Benjamin were both also hit with the drinks. The problem is now so widespread that police reportedly asked a McDonald’s in Edinburgh to stop selling milkshakes during a rally by Nigel Farage. Printed signs saying: ‘We will not be selling milkshakes or ice creams tonight. This is due to a police request given recent events’ were displayed on the windows and inside the fast food restaurant. [metro-fact-box id=”8027376″ title=”Got a story for Metro.co.uk?” icon=”exclamation” /]
20 May 19
Three Ducks on the Danube

Hi everyone, Erica here with another episode of “Three Ducks on the Danube”. We’re finally actually at the Danube now, instead of the much wimpier Limmat River in Zürich, so the name is appropriate. We just left Budapest by bus this morning. Even though everyone is excited for Bratis-LLAMA, as Jessica calls it, I think […]

20 May 19
Metro
Becca Bundy donated her kidney to volunteer firefighter Bill Cox two years after he responded to her home when her daughter was suffering a seizure. (Picture: WUSA 9) A mother donated one of her kidneys to a severely ill firefighter who saved her one-year-old daughter’s life. Becca Bundy was at the Viking Bar in Cook, Minnesota last Fall when saw a familiar face behind the bar – Bill Cox, a volunteer firefighter who responded to her home when her daughter, Hadley, suffered a seizure two years earlier. Cox, 66, was wearing a bright green T-shirt with a plea for a kidney donor, which stated that he was in late stage kidney failure. The grateful mother told WUSA 9 that she knew it was her chance to pay Cox back, so she decided to find out if she was a match. Bundy said: ‘I couldn’t get it out of my head. I just said, “I’m the one and I know it”…I thought that was a way I could certainly say thank you.’ After testing proved that Bundy’s kidney was a match, she underwent surgery in February at the University of Minnesota Medical Center to give her daughter’s savior a second chance at life. Bill Cox was wearing this T-shirt while tending bar, which asked for a kidney because his were failing (Picture: KARE) ‘I feel pretty blessed to be chosen to be on his journey with him,’ Bundy said. Cox called Bundy ‘an angel’ and gave her an angel statue that he carved out of wood days before the medical procedure. [metro-zone-post-thumbnail-link] Three months after the surgery, Cox no longer needs to undergo dialysis, which is a treatment to manually filter kidneys when they fail. He has since been able to resume his retirement with his wife Terry and said the whole experience has brought his family and Bundy’s closer together. The Cox family has started attending girls softball games at North Woods School, where Bundy is a coach. The ordeal has brought Bundy’s and Cox’s family together after they forged a bond throughout the medical procedure (Picture: KARE) Drawings from Bundy’s children now cover Cox’s refrigerator, which he said holds a special meaning because he does not have any grandchildren. The two families even plan to spend some time this summer on Cox’s boat. ‘It is that lifetime bond that will never go away,’ Bundy said, months after she walked into a bar and changed Cox’s life, as well as her own.
20 May 19
Metro
Landlords are exploiting young women by demanding sex, threesomes and a ‘girlfriend experience’ in return for free rooms. In one case, a homeowner from Hove, East Sussex, told an undercover reporter over text that he expected sex three times a week instead of rent, the Sunday People reported. Believing she was 22, he said: ‘Be like my gf or you can pay between £500/£700 to rent a flat. ‘I just want fun and horizontal exercise. Will u make luv with me?’ The man, in his mid-40s, demanded she sent him ‘sexy’ photos ahead of meeting her, saying: ‘I want to see what I’m getting.’ [metro-video id=”1928992″ video=”https://videos.metro.co.uk/video/met/2019/05/20/407306873845692776/480x270_MP4_407306873845692776.mp4” image=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/05/20/17/13726626-0-image-a-29_1558369572200.jpg“] After she refused, he also sent a photo of himself in a Manchester United shirt and claimed he had eight other women vying for the room. He adds: ‘These girls, they know what it’s like to rent a place and they are begging, absolutely begging, it’s embarrassingly ­actually. F***ing hell. What they’ve offered me is unbelievable. Following a week of messages, he met the undercover reporter and offers to ‘show her the area’, but after she refuses his demands, he says, ‘you wanna do it but you don’t, but the thing is you could lose out.’ The landlord is one of eight the paper contacted who offered free rent for sex. The Crown Prosecution Service updated its legal guidance on Prostitution and Exploitation of Prostitution in January. Under Section 52 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, ‘causing or inciting prostitution for gain’, can now be interpreted to include sex for rent landlords. So far there have been no convictions. Hove’s Labour MP Peter Kyle has called for sex for rent to be an offence in its own right and for websites allowing it to occur to be shut down. He said: ‘I’m not a judge, but it sounds as though this “landlord” is a sexual predator who is exploiting the vulnerability of young people. ‘I feel sickened this happened in the community I represent.’ ‘When police see somebody pimping in the street they lock them up. ‘But we have web platforms like Craigslist behaving like pimps and profiting from the prostitution and sexual exploitation of young people. ‘I want the site taken down until they can explain how they plan to protect its users.’ According to a Yougov poll last year, 250,000 women were offered free or reduced rent for sex in the past five years. When the Sunday People contacted the Hove landlord for a response, he said: ‘I have mental health issues, leave me alone I don’t need this.’ Other landlords were also found using Craigslist to demand sex for rent, with lewd adverts which had been removed reappearing only minutes later. Another landlord in Notting Hill, West London, quizzed the reporter on her intimate experiences and said: ‘The rent is in an alternative form, sex three times a week. What are your limits sexually?’ He demanded naked snaps for the ‘application process’. Homeless charity Centrepoint warned despite a change in the law, ‘informal’ sex for rent remained commonplace. Its Head of Public Affairs Paul Noblet said: ‘No young person should find themselves having to resort to such an arrangement. ‘But in reality we know young people can take desperate measures to find themselves a bed for the night.’ [metro-fact-box id=”8027376″ title=”Got a story for Metro.co.uk?” icon=”exclamation” /]
20 May 19
Twin Cities
Police responding to a report of a group threatening people at a light-rail station at the University of Minnesota stopped seven juvenile males who fled from the platform, a university representative said Monday. Two males who were carrying metal pipes were identified through video surveillance and witness descriptions, said Lacey Nygard, a University of Minnesota spokeswoman. University of Minnesota Police were dispatched to the Green Line’s East Bank station at 9:45 p.m. Friday. Police asked for assistance from Metro Transit and Minneapolis police for a group of eight to 10 males “chasing people around with hammers,” according to initial emergency radio traffic posted by Minneapolis Crime Watch & Information. Officers found no one injured as a result of the incident, Nygard said. Because the suspects are juveniles, Nygard said she had limited information. On Wednesday, the University of Minnesota issued an alert about an attempted robbery at the East Bank light rail station that day at 1 a.m. Two people harassed two male students and demanded their wallets. When the students refused, the suspects assaulted them and fled from the platform. The students were taken to the hospital for evaluation after they received bruising and cuts on their faces, according to the alert. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
20 May 19
Eyedeas Without Borders

    Chris Downey is a blind architect living in the San Francisco area; he lost his vision a little over ten years ago due to a begin brain tumor. In the beginning, he struggled with the possibility of continuing to pursue his career as an architect, but after receiving training at the San Francisco […]

20 May 19
avenuenorth8's blogs

House Cleaning Services in the Pymble area. We provide domestic or home cleaning services in Hornsby 2077, but we also service the surrounding suburbs of Hornsby Heights 2077, Waitara 2077, Thornleigh 2120, Normanhurst 2076, Wahroonga 2076, North Wahroonga 2076, Asquith 2077, Westleigh 2120, Turramurra 2074 and Warrawee 2074.Bebrite teams go through a rigorous training program before […]