Wednesday, February 21, 2018

FEB 21, 2018 - 1:37 PM ET - 10 NEWS ITEMS & 15 PHOTOS

*"Billy Graham, powerful evangelist whose simple message reached millions, 

dies at 99. 

The Rev. Billy Graham was anxious about his 1954 appearance at the London 

School of Economics. The school was left-leaning and openly dismissive of 

religion, and Graham was insecure — he had no advanced theology degree.

After he was introduced, something happened that could have derailed the 

already nervous evangelist. A student leapt into the room through a window and 

started scratching himself like an ape, clearly mocking the fundamentalist 

rejection of evolution.

The preacher didn’t miss a beat. He laughed and joked, “He reminds me of my 

ancestors,” then paused and added, “Of course, all my ancestors came from 

Britain.” The crowd roared, then listened respectfully to his speech."

By — Rachel Zoll, Associated Press. Nation. Feb 21, 2018, 10:08 AM EST.

" Evangelist Billy Graham, preaches the Gospel to thousands of believers during 

the meeting at Bercy's Stadium in Paris as part of a worldwide crusade, 

September 20, 1986."

File photo/Reuters.

*"Trump Touts Increased Background Checks, Moves to Ban 'Bump Stocks' on 

Assault Rifles. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has directed 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose rules that would ban bump stocks, 

saying that "I expect that these critical regulations will be finalized very soon."

"Just a few moments ago, I signed a memorandum directing the attorney general 

to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine 

guns," Trump said in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House honoring 

recipients of the Presidential Medal of Valor.

“We can do more to protect our children. We must do more to protect our 

children,” Trump said during the announcement at the White House."

By Todd Beamon. Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018, 03:57 PM.


© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

*"Donald Trump Jr. says he likes India’s poor people because they ‘smile.’ 

He, the president’s eldest son, is in India this week to promote his family’s real 

estate empire and more than $1 billion worth of luxury Trump Tower projects in 

four cities."

By Annie Gowen. February 21 at 3:47 AM.

"Donald Trump Jr. arrived in India on Feb. 20 for a week-long trip to promote his 

family's real estate projects, sparking criticism from ethics groups."


*"2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed, priced from $188,550. The 911 GT2 RS 

may be the top of the 911 pecking order but Porsche hasn't forgotten about the 

equally drool-worthy 911 GT3 RS.

The German firm has been developing a few tweaks for its naturally aspirated 

track star, and now the updated car has been revealed ahead of the formal debut 

next month at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. The car is due in 

showrooms in the fall, as a 2019 model."

Viknesh Vijayenthiran. 3 Feb 21, 2018.

*"Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets preliminary permit for NYC-DC Hyperloop.

A 29-minute trip from D.C. to New York may seem too good to be true. And it 

very well may be. But that isn’t stopping Elon Musk from pushing forward with 

plans to build a Hyperloop along the eastern corridor.

And while it’s a very small, very vague step forward, Musk’s Boring Company has 

received a permit for preparation and preliminary excavation of a site in the 

nation’s capital. The exact location is 53 New York Avenue NE, next to a 

McDonald’s and near the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 

according to The Washington Post.

Posted yesterday by Jordan Crook (@jordanrcrook).

*"Top English cities link up to lure Chinese tourists. 

LONDON and two other of England’s largest cities joined forces yesterday to 

promote English tourism in China, India and the Gulf region.

The partnership, which will see the British capital, Birmingham and Manchester 

collaborate on tourism for the first time with a focus on increasing the number of 

visitors arriving in one city and then traveling across the different regions.

The target areas are seen as three of the world’s fastest growing markets.

Source: Xinhua. 00:01 UTC+8 February 21, 2018.



*" in pictures.  

Afro-Colombians hold a basket with "Nino Dios" (God Child) inside in 

Quinamayo, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on February 18, 2018."


"Villagers say the young generation has been key in preserving the tradition."


*"Intel's new Spectre fix: Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake chips get stable 

microcode. Intel makes progress on reissuing stable microcode updates against 

the Spectre attack. Customers running machines with newer Intel chips can 

expect to receive stable firmware updates for the Spectre CPU attack Variant 2 


By Liam Tung. February 21, 2018 -- 11:57 GMT (03:57 PST).


*"Saudi Arabia's Unholy Alliance with Israel. Scholar As'ad AbuKhalil says Saudi 

Arabia is a strategic partner of the U.S. and Israel, promoting Zionism though its 

powerful media while increasing its hostility to Iran."


*"Maisie Williams Knows How 'Game Of Thrones' Will End, But Don't Expect Any 

Spoilers From Her." ByCAITLIN GALLAGHER.

Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live on YouTube.

*"Can your cardiac device be hacked? Medical devices, including cardiovascular 

implantable electronic devices could be at risk for hacking. In a paper publishing 

online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American 

College of Cardiology's Electrophysiology Council examines the potential risk to 

patients and outlines how to improve cybersecurity in these devices."

February 20, 2018, American College of Cardiology.

Credit: CC0 Public Domain.

"More information: Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2018). DOI: 


Journal reference: Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 

Provided by: American College of Cardiology." 

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