Daily Archives: August 8, 2014

Government Whitewashing Didn’t Stop With Watergate | The Nation


When New York was graffiti central

When New York was graffiti central http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28638691

US steps up air strikes in Iraq

US steps up air strikes in Iraq http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28715142

this pressed from – BBC Sport – Jimmy Neesham’s bat drilled with holes by US customs officials

Jimmy NeeshamBBC Sport – Jimmy Neesham’s bat drilled with holes by US customs officials.

Jimmy Neesham’s bat drilled with holes by US customs officials

New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham had holes drilled into his bat by United States customs officials during an apparent drugs search.

Jimmy Neesham bat

Neesham’s bat showed at least four holes following its brush with customs officials

Neesham, 23, was travelling in America with Caribbean Premier League side Guyana Amazon Warriors when his bat was inspected on Thursday.

The ruined bat was returned to Neesham, who posted a picture of it on Twitter. 

“Imagine if your gear went through America and they drilled holes in your bat to look for drugs,” he said.

There is no suggestion Neesham, who has played four Tests and 11 one-day internationals, was under any suspicion by the customs officials.

While the bat is unlikely to be swung in anger again, it may yet have a future as a museum piece.

this pressed-from Science Friday: Giving Viruses a License to Kill…Cancer

Giving Viruses a License to Kill…Cancer.

Giving Viruses a License to Kill…Cancer The lab of Dr. Mark Federspiel at the Mayo Clinic, where the measles virus is being grown in bioreactors for the next clinical trial coming up in September. Photo by Mayo Clinic

Bid to save rare natterjack toads

Bid to save rare natterjack toads http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-28703591

‘Origami’ robots fold into motion

‘Origami’ robots fold into motion http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28660904

Authority bans US flights over Iraq

Authority bans US flights over Iraq http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28712219

Colombia gets own Christ the Redeemer

Colombia gets own Christ the Redeemer http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-28687528

Iraq refugees need urgent help – UN

Iraq refugees need urgent help – UN http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28702842

Ebola: Why is it this disease we fear?

Ebola: Why is it this disease we fear? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-28689949

Gaza conflict: The hundreds who lost their lives

Gaza conflict: The hundreds who lost their lives http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28666562

Million neurons on stamp-sized chip

Million neurons on stamp-sized chip http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28688781

Microsoft to end old Explorer fixes

Microsoft to end old Explorer fixes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28704110

Google to prioritise secure websites

Google to prioritise secure websites http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28687513

USB devices can ‘secretly infect’ PC

USB devices can ‘secretly infect’ PC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28701124

US ‘will not see Ebola outbreak’

US ‘will not see Ebola outbreak’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28693240

Russia arrests Ukrainian officers

Russia arrests Ukrainian officers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28707018

Border crisis exposes dilemma for Republicans as it energizes conservatives – The Washington Post


US military launches airstrikes on terror targets in Iraq | Fox News


Cease-Fire in Gaza Expires, and Strikes Resume – NYTimes.com


RAF planes to drop food aid in Iraq – BBC News


Shares, dollar pare losses after Iraq sell-off