Daily Archives: September 17, 2014

Altered to Withstand Herbicide, Corn and Soybeans Gain Approval – NYTimes.com


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/18/business/altered-to-withstand-herbicide-corn-and-soybeans-gain-approval.html?_r=0&referrer=

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Biden, Drawing on His Past, Expresses Common Cause With Activist Nuns – NYTimes.com


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/18/us/politics/biden-drawing-on-his-past-expresses-common-cause-with-activist-nuns.html?_r=0&referrer=

Berries in cancer therapy trial


Berries in cancer therapy trial http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29237733

Austria’s Alps hit by climate change


Austria’s Alps hit by climate change http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29245606

Europeans drawn from three ‘tribes’


Europeans drawn from three ‘tribes’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29213892

Farming ‘the hardest plant to grow’


Farming ‘the hardest plant to grow’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29082091

This Bizarre Organism Builds Itself a New Genome Every Time It Has Sex | WIRED


This Bizarre Organism Builds Itself a New Genome Every Time It Has Sex | WIRED.

today’s holiday: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day


Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

English: SIGONELLA, Sicily (July 20, 2010) Can...

English: SIGONELLA, Sicily (July 20, 2010) Candidates for U.S. citizenship recite the oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony at Naval Air Station Sigonella. Eleven candidates from eight countries became citizens during the ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Erica R. Gardner/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The US holidays Constitution Day and “I Am an American” Day have been combined into Citizenship Day, which a number of states and cities celebrate with special exercises on September 17. Schools make a special effort to acquaint their students with the history and importance of the Constitution. Naturalization ceremonies, re-creations of the signing of the Constitution, and parades are other popular ways of celebrating Citizenship Day and bring attention to the rights and obligations of citizenship. More… Discuss

quotation: A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else. O Henry


A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.

O Henry (1862-1910) Discuss

today’s birthday: John Willard Marriott (1900)


John Willard Marriott (1900)

A Mormon farm boy from Utah, Marriott left behind the life he knew to open a root beer stand far from home in Washington, DC, in 1927. His gamble quickly paid off. He soon had a chain of family-style drive-ins up and down the US East Coast. In 1957, he opened his first hotel. This too was a great success, and today Marriott International, Inc., is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies. Why did he choose Washington, DC, as the site of his first root beer stand? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Treaty of Fredrikshamn Signed (1809)


Treaty of Fredrikshamn Signed (1809)

In the 17th century, Sweden was a major European power and controlled most of the Baltic coast. However, its expansion in the Baltic Sea coastlands antagonized Russia, Denmark-Norway, and Saxony-Poland, which formed an anti-Swedish coalition. The resultant Great Northern War cost Sweden much of its territory and marked the emergence of Russia as a major power. After Russia and Sweden clashed again in the 19th century, the 1809 Treaty of Fredrikshamn forced Sweden to cede all of what country? More… Discuss

$1 Billion Needed to Fight Ebola (doctors without borders are needed at….borders without doctors)


$1 Billion Needed to Fight Ebola

With the Ebola outbreak in West Africa still uncontained, the UN is increasing its calls for funding in the fight against the epidemic from $100 million just a month ago to $1 billion today. This health crisis, the World Health Organization’s assistant director-general says, is “unparalleled in modern times,” with thousands infected thus far and the number of cases projected to double every three weeks if containment efforts are not stepped up. According to the president of the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, the response to the outbreak has been insufficient thus far and the window of opportunity to contain the outbreak is closing. More… Discuss

word: impede


impede 

Definition: (verb) Be a hindrance or obstacle to.
Synonyms: hinder
Usage: By questioning every proposal, she is impeding the progress of our project. Discuss.

article: The Aswan High Dam


The Aswan High Dam

Located near Aswan, Egypt, the Aswan High Dam regulates the Nile River‘s annual flooding and produces a great deal of hydroelectric power. Constructed from 1960 to 1970, it was financed largely by the Soviet Union after the US and Britain withdrew their financial support in 1956 due to differences with Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. The dam’s creation of Lake Nasser required the relocation of some 90,000 people. What else had to be relocated? More… Discuss

Kosovo ‘imams held’ in raids on IS


Kosovo ‘imams held’ in raids on IS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29239534

Ukraine to vet one million officials


Ukraine to vet one million officials http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29239447

Nigeria college attacked by gunmen


Nigeria college attacked by gunmen http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29244107

US Fed to end stimulus in October


US Fed to end stimulus in October http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29244461

Obama: No US combat mission in Iraq


Obama: No US combat mission in Iraq http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29235083

Mass rallies mark referendum climax


Mass rallies mark referendum climax http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29231440

Mass rallies mark referendum climax


Mass rallies mark referendum climax http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29231440

Toledo Blade


http://m.toledoblade.com/Medical/2014/09/17/Obesity-rate-still-gaining-in-Lucas-Co.html

Russian Billionaires Stung by Ukraine Bristle Over Arrest – Bloomberg


http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-17/russian-billionaires-stung-by-ukraine-bristle-over-arrest.html

Tropical Moisture From Odile Will Bring Historic Rain to Southwest – ABC News


http://abcnews.go.com/US/tropical-moisture-odile-bring-historic-rain-southwest/story?id=25573386

Iran leader: ISIS acts ‘a matter of shame’


http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/17/world/meast/isis-iran-president-rouhani/

House authorizes arming, training of Syrian rebels


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/17/house-vote-isil-resolution/15773835/

A New Way Insurers are Shifting Costs to the Sick – ProPublica


A New Way Insurers are Shifting Costs to the Sick – ProPublica.

Driest start to September since 1960


Driest start to September since 1960 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29239668

The growing outcry over police confiscation


The growing outcry over police confiscation http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-echochambers-29228851

Drivers warned about smartwatch use


Drivers warned about smartwatch use http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29238264

Apple toughens iCloud security


Apple toughens iCloud security http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29237469

Mass rallies mark referendum climax


Mass rallies mark referendum climax http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29231440

eBay attack puts its buyers at risk


eBay attack puts its buyers at risk http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29241563

Wall Street Climbs Ahead of Federal Reserve Statement; DuPont Up – NDTVProfit.com


http://profit.ndtv.com/news/market/article-wall-street-climbs-ahead-of-federal-reserve-statement-dupont-up-666953

Americans to Obama: Get tougher on ISIS | Early & Often


http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/americans-obama-get-tougher-isis/wed-09172014-855am

‘What’s At Stake Is Humanity,’ Ebola Survivor Brantly Warns – NBC News.com


http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/whats-stake-humanity-ebola-survivor-brantly-warns-n205331

Drivers warned about smartwatch use


Drivers warned about smartwatch use http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29238264

Ukraine to vet officials for loyalty


Ukraine to vet officials for loyalty http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29239447

Mass rallies mark referendum climax


Mass rallies mark referendum climax http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29231440

Lithuanians make fun of city potholes


Lithuanians make fun of city potholes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29224781

Sound piece wins £8,000 drawing prize


Sound piece wins £8,000 drawing prize http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29228688

Clooney to receive honorary Globe


Clooney to receive honorary Globe http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29218180

Thompson ‘wept’ over stage return


Thompson ‘wept’ over stage return http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29224882

Easy Rider chopper goes under hammer


Easy Rider chopper goes under hammer http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29235391

Academy regulation ‘too weak’


Academy regulation ‘too weak’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-29219757

Ukraine rebels defiant over new law


Ukraine rebels defiant over new law http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29232830

Shares plunge after Russian arrest


Shares plunge after Russian arrest http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29234553

Lagos collapse ‘killed S Africans’


Lagos collapse ‘killed S Africans’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29235209

The Weather Channel


http://google.mw.weather.com/pollen/90240

American waistline grows, BMI remains stable: CDC | Wall Street OTC


http://www.wallstreetotc.com/american-waistline-grows-bmi-remains-stable-cdc/29224/