Monday, 19 December 2016

Bitter cold in US December 2016. Boston lowest temperature since 1883!

A runner on Brooklyn Bridge Manhatten December 17 2016.

                            People in north Dakota face "life threatening cold" and the risk of frostbite with exposure of 10 minutes or less (National Weather Service Report).  Temperatures in pa\rts of montana could plummet to record lows of around minus 30 degrees F.  (Report from weather Prediction Center).  Bitter cold winds coming in from Canada into the northern US.   up to six inches of snow expected in wisconsin, Indiana, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.  Boston has had its lowest temperature since 1883!   (acknowledgements: hockey schtick tweet)

Friday, 2 December 2016

Mexico stands firm for marriage

                       a move to create a constitutional right to same sex marriage in Mexico has failed.  the constitutional committee of the lower house of Mexico`s congress rejected the plan by 19 votes to 8.  a statement from the chair said that this means the issue is "totally and definitely concluded".  There has been widespread protests in Mexico against redefining marriage.  Over a million attended nationwide rallies in 122 cities in support of traditional marriage  (Report from Campaign for Marriage  C4M)