2018-09-13 02:27:25 UTC
NOAA "storm special" for Flo (a few other storms
and super typhoons can be followed from the same base URL):
Stn #41002 Sth Hatteras - 225 nm S of Cp Hatteras:
TIME WDIR WSPD GST WVHT WTMP
(GMT) (mps) (mps) (m) (C)
1350 NNE 9 12 3.1 28.9
1450 NNE 10 12 3.7 28.9
1550 N 7 9 3.9 29
1650 N 10 12 4.4 29
1750 NNE 10 14 5.4 29
1850 NNE 12 15 5.1 29
1950 N 12 16 6.4 29
2050 N 12 15 5.8 29.1
2150 N 13 16 6.6 29.1
2250 N 14 18 6.6 29.1
2350 NNW 16 21 6.6 29.1
0050 NNW 17 22 6.5 29
0150 NNW 18 25 8.3 29
Grandad of Russian Novichok suspect "unmasked as a top commander in
Josef Stalin's secret World War Two spy killing network"
The Sun, 06 Sep 2018 11:30 am
The grandfather of one of the men accused of the Salisbury Novichok
attack was a commander in Josef Stalin's notorious "death to spies"
counter-intelligence unit, it is claimed.
Alexander Petrov was named yesterday alongside Ruslan Boshirov as the
agents who poisoned former-Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his
Today's claim suggests Petrov's grandfather, Ivan Starchenko, served
under Stalin as a commander of SMERSH - an umbrella organisation of
three Red Army agencies set up to root out and kill spies.
He reportedly held the position on the First Ukrainian Front during
World War Two.
His grandmother, Nadezhda Moroz, also worked as clerk-typist for the
The claim, from investigative reporter Sergey Kanev, raises the
possibility that Petrov, believed to be aged 39, is from a family of spies.
Theresa May claimed Petrov and Boshirov are GRU agents and their
mission would have been approved at the highest levels in the Kremlin.
Boshirov and Petrov are reported to have non-biometric passports with
almost identical numbers, suggesting they were issued 2 years ago at
the same time.
Boshirov appears to have a job - possibly his cover - as an employee of
Microgen, a Russian pharmaceutical company reporting to the ministry
of healthcare and established in 2003.
It is unclear if the role would give him any expertise with Novichok, a
nerve agent manufactured in Soviet times.
Salisbury poisoning suspect Alexander Petrov 'to speak publicly next ...
Evening Standard, 12 Sep 2018 15:17Z
BREXIT SNATCH: Germany plots English-speaking courts to exploit ...
Express.co.uk, 13 Aug. 2018
However, Frankfurt could soon adopt English-speaking judges to add to ...
to do with Frankfurt, allowing extra business to flow through the city.
Malcolm Turnbull urges Liberal Party to refer Dutton to High Court
9news.com.au, 12 Sep 2018 16:19Z
Ex-CEO 'ran lucrative scams while on six-figure salary', court documentsreveal
ABC News, 13 Sep 2018
An ex-senior manager at Australia's banking watchdog APRA, who was also the
ex-CEO of a leading credit union, is accused in court documents of running
an array of scams, including engineering sham payouts for his wife, and
ripping off the company that recruited him.
New Zealand's politicians just came up with a good plan - together
ABC News, 13 Sep 2018
The country's new roadmap to a net-zero emissions economy demonstrates what's
possible when politicians work together while harnessing the ideas of
business, academia and activists to find solutions to complex problems like
climate change, writes Stuart Evans.
'Storm of a lifetime': Hurricane Florence could be a repeat of Harvey
ABC News, 13 Sep 2018
Barring a meteorological miracle, communities on the US Atlantic coast will
be overwhelmed in the next day or so by winds of more than 200 kilometres an
hour and a storm surge up to 4 metres high. But that may not be the worst of
it, writes Philip Williams.
What the prescribed burn window closing means as we go into peak fire season
ABC Weather, 12 Sep 2018 23:34Z
With only 30 per cent of prescribed, or controlled, burns carried out in
Victoria, and a dry spring forecast, how are fire preparations looking?
Hungary defiant as Europe delivers rebuke to county's far-right leader
ABC News, 12 Sep 2018 23:35Z
The vote to sanction Hungary for flouting European Union rules on democracy,
civil rights and corruption marks the first time the EU's Parliament has
moved to sanction a member state.
[Climate denier taxes next!]
Anti-vax welfare cut leads to increase in vaccinations
ABC North Coast, 13 Sep 2018 00:06Z
Vaccination rates appear to have increased following the Federal Government's
decision to reduce welfare payments for unvaccinated children.
Hurricane Florence evacuations expand
9news.com.au, 13 Sep 2018 01:19Z
Hurricane Florence, growing in size and intensity, is creeping closer to the
US East Coast as disaster mobilisations expand south from the Carolinas into .
Six nuclear power plants are in Hurricane Florence's path, officials say
FOX10 News/CNN, 13 Sep 2018 01:42Z
Federal officials expressed confidence the 6 nuclear power plants in
Hurricane Florence's path are safe, but some experts aren't so sure, warning
AUD rises on US-China trade hopes, Apple and tech stocks tumble
ABC News, 12 Sep 2018 22:35Z
The Australian dollar outperforms most major currencies, helped by a sharp
fall in the greenback and renewed hopes for US-China trade talks.
Oil jumps as Flo approaches
ABC News, 12 Sep 2018 09:23Z
With output expected to decline as Hurricane Florence approaches US
offshore oil fields there was a 3.5% spike in crude price last night,
pushing energy stocks higher.
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1,985.38 USD -1.77 (0.089%) even
Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd
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Suncor Energy Inc. (USA)
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50.33 CAD -0.30 (0.59%) down
NK Rosneft' PAO
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TC PIPELINES LP Common Stock
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