Daily Archives: August 22, 2014

Russian aid convoy, artillery units cross border into Ukraine – World – The Boston Globe


Study creates ‘virtual time travel’

Study creates ‘virtual time travel’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28852538

London ‘Europe’s dearest culture hub’

London ‘Europe’s dearest culture hub’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28891464

Venezuela ‘to fingerprint shoppers’

Venezuela ‘to fingerprint shoppers’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-28891292

Urban areas are hives for wild bees

Urban areas are hives for wild bees http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28888218

10 things we didn’t know last week

10 things we didn’t know last week http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28894855

The 500 memorials of liberated Paris

The 500 memorials of liberated Paris http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28878780

Radical shifts needed to combat IS

Radical shifts needed to combat IS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28900096

The drunken monkey that smashed up a bar

The drunken monkey that smashed up a bar http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28888684

Politicians and their shipping containers

Politicians and their shipping containers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28901576

National Guard pulls out of Ferguson

National Guard pulls out of Ferguson http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28905476

Obama officials talk of ‘defeating’ Islamic State, but what steps will US take? – CSMonitor.com


Ferguson prepares for another night of protests – The Washington Post


Diabetic Lifestyle Interventions Reduced Hospitalizations, Medications and CostsMedical Research News and Interviews: MedicalResearch.com


Is Obama heading toward airstrikes in Syria?


today’s holiday: Queenship of Mary

Queenship of Mary

Mary, the mother of Jesus, was identified with the title of “Queen” at least as early as the 13th century. On October 11, 1954, during the Marian year that marked the centenary of the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Pope Pius XII established the feast of the Queenship of Mary on May 31. After the Second Vatican Council, the feast (classified as an obligatory memorial) was changed to August 22 so that it would follow the Feast of the Assumption on August 15. More… Discuss

quotation: O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on. William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Discuss

today’s birthday: Leni Riefenstahl (1902)

Leni Riefenstahl (1902)

Riefenstahl was a German filmmaker whose most famous works are documentary propaganda films for the German Nazi Party. Her Triumph of the Will, a documentary of a huge Nazi rally glorifying Hitler, is widely regarded as one of the most effective pieces of propaganda ever produced. After the war, Riefenstahl was classified as a Nazi sympathizer and blacklisted. Later, she became interested in underwater photography and the Nuba tribe in the Sudan. What did she do on her 100th birthday? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Edvard Munch’s The Scream is Stolen at Gunpoint (2004)

Edvard Munch’s The Scream is Stolen at Gunpoint (2004)

Edvard Munch completed four versions of his most famous work, The Scream, an expressionist depiction of modern humanity’s spiritual anguish. In 1994, the version belonging to Norway’s National Gallery was stolen, but it was soon recovered in a sting operation. A decade later, thieves stole the version belonging to the Munch Museum. Despite rumors that the painting had been burned, the Oslo government offered a hefty reward for information leading to its recovery. What was its fate? More… Discuss

Triumph of Death (El triunfo de la muerte) Psalter. Germany (S., Augsburg?), 1st half of the 16th century: Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo) August 22, 2014

this pressed: USB Type-C: One cable to connect them all – CNET

USB Type-C will replace all these current different types of USB cables. Dong Ngo/CNET


WZTV FOX 17 – News


Watch Netflix Using Oculus Rift With “Oculix,” The Greatest Invention Of Our Time | Bustle


Researchers Hack Android Apps With Up To 92 Percent Success Rate, Windows And iOS Also May Be Vulnerable


More Than 1,000 Businesses Affected by ‘Backoff’ Malware – WSJ


Senior Hamas official says disarmament of Hamas non-negotiable – Xinhua | English.news.cn


Obama’s Effort to Combat Extremists Suffers Iraq Setback – Bloomberg


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Birth control mandate: HHS offers new way for religious employers – CSMonitor.com


Administration Condemns Russian Move Into Ukraine – ABC News


U.S. Weighs Direct Military Action Against ISIS in Syria – NYTimes.com


Lithuania envoy killed in Ukraine

Lithuania envoy killed in Ukraine http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28901386

Timeline: How the Syria conflict has spread

Timeline: How the Syria conflict has spread http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28850956

Ebola outbreak speed ‘unprecedented’

Ebola outbreak speed ‘unprecedented’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28905382

US anger at China ‘air interception’

US anger at China ‘air interception’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-28905504

Israel vows response to boy’s death

Israel vows response to boy’s death http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28900098

Anger over Russian convoy in Ukraine

Anger over Russian convoy in Ukraine http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28903829

Russian aid convoy ‘invades Ukraine’

Russian aid convoy ‘invades Ukraine’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28892525

U.S. says Russia must pull convoy from Ukraine or face more sanctions


Military brass, ex-officials pressure White House to expand ISIS fight to Syria | Fox News


James Foley ‘never cracked’ amid ISIS brutality, says French fellow hostage who partly IDs killer – NY Daily News


Darwin’s barnacles found in Denmark

Darwin’s barnacles found in Denmark http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-28895586

Silva runs for Brazilian presidency

Silva runs for Brazilian presidency http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-28875205

Four white lion cubs born in Germany

Four white lion cubs born in Germany http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28893600

Iraqi Christians welcomed in France

Iraqi Christians welcomed in France http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28893596

Timeline: How the Syria conflict has spread

Timeline: How the Syria conflict has spread http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28850956

Day in pictures: 22 August 2014

Day in pictures: 22 August 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-28895400

U.S. to tighten restrictions on common opioid painkillers | Fox News


How a 1989 Supreme Court case will shape Ferguson investigation – CSMonitor.com


Obama Gets Poor Poll Ratings For Ferguson Problem | The Daily Caller