Hurricane Florence weakens slightly as it churns toward the Carolinas, but ‘life-threatening’ storm surges and flooding remain likely

NASA via AP Hurricane Florence, weakened to a Category 2 storm late Wednesday night on its way to the shores of the Carolinas, the National Hurricane Center said. The National Hurricane Center warned that a “life-threatening storm surge and rainfall” to the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic states remains likely with tropical-storm-force winds arriving Thursday. Hurricane and storm […]

Hurricane Lane: As the tropical storm weakens, is it safe to travel to Hawaii?

Hurricane Lane has battered the US state of Hawaii over the last few days with strong winds, heavy rainfall and flooding – but the end is now in sight. It has now been downgraded to a tropical storm rather than a hurricane and all tropical storm watches and warnings have now been cancelled. Hawaii remains […]

UK Property:  London and South East STILL sliding as City property market weakens

With pricing and sales activity varying greatly between regions in March, the market overall has become more complex of late with a mixed picture emerging that is very different to previous environments, and indeed far harder to predict in terms of changes in the short and medium term. The latest RICS report indicates that there […]

Education Secretary DeVos weakens school accountability law

Published time: 14 Mar, 2017 23:28 Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has taken steps to eliminate the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) — a regulation that requires states to work with teachers and parents when creating performance goals for students. A new template for states creating their ESSA plans removes the requirement that parents, teachers, administrators, […]