Daily Archives: September 21, 2014

New toxic mine spill in Mexico


New toxic mine spill in Mexico http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29306026

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Militants in Yemen Seize State Offices, Force Premier to Resign – WSJ


http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/militants-in-yemen-seize-state-offices-force-premier-to-resign-1411340400?mobile=y

eBay flaw has existed for months


eBay flaw has existed for months http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29279213

Turkish troops clear border Kurds


Turkish troops clear border Kurds http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29301123

Moscow rally against Ukraine crisis


Moscow rally against Ukraine crisis http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29300213

this pressed: iPhone 6 Teardown – iFixit


iPhone 6 Teardown – iFixit.Image #1

this pressed: Photos: More wildlife in the Quad Cities | WQAD.com


Photos: More wildlife in the Quad Cities | WQAD.com.

this pressed: Transylvania Draws Charles, Blue Bloods Back to Romania – Bloomberg


Transylvania Draws Charles, Blue Bloods Back to Romania – Bloomberg.

this pressed: LIAM 004 – We do not Decide our Futures, We Decide our Habits – Life Is A Marathon : Life Coaching | Self-Esteem | Confidence | Personal Development | Positive Thinking | Community


People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.
— F. Matthias Alexander

via LIAM 004 – We do not Decide our Futures, We Decide our Habits – Life Is A Marathon : Life Coaching | Self-Esteem | Confidence | Personal Development | Positive Thinking | Community.

Spain to repatriate from Sierra Leone priest diagnosed with Ebola | TODAYonline


http://m.todayonline.com/world/spain-repatriate-sierra-leone-priest-diagnosed-ebola

221,558: Number of Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impalas recalled by GM over improper braking and fire concerns : FUTURE TECH : Tech Times


http://www.techtimes.com/articles/16118/20140921/221558-number-of-cadillac-xts-and-chevrolet-impalas-recalled-by-gm-over-improper-braking-and-fire-concerns.htm

Ice Bucket Challenge firefighter dies


http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/21/us/firefighters-ice-bucket-challenge/

Kurds issue new call to arms against Islamic State in Syria


http://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/idINKBN0HG0J220140921?irpc=932

Pope condemns extremists for ‘perverting’ religion


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/21/pope-denounces-perversion-of-religion-for-violence/16001425/

What now for Britishness?


What now for Britishness? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29276463

Saint of the Day for Sunday, September 21st, 2014: St. Matthew the Apostle


English: Apostle Matthew

English: Apostle Matthew (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  St. Matthew the Apostle

English: the first page of the Gospel of Matthew

English: the first page of the Gospel of Matthew (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

St. Matthew, one of the twelve Apostles, is the author of the first Gospel. This has been the constant tradition of the Church and is confirmed by the Gospel itself. He was the son of Alpheus and was … continue reading

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quotation: “There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, …”: Agatha Christie


There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger.

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) Discuss

today’s holiday: Malta Independence Day


Malta Independence Day

This is a nationwide celebration of Malta’s independence, achieved on September 21, 1964. Malta was under the control of various political entities from its earliest days. In the early 19th century, the Maltese acknowledged Great Britain’s sovereignty. Malta’s heroic stand against the Axis in World War II won a declaration that self-government would be restored at the end of the war, and indeed self-government under another constitution was granted in 1947. It was revoked and restored before independence was finally granted. Independence Day is celebrated with parades and festivities throughout the country. More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Stephen King (1947)


Stephen King (1947)

King is a popular American author of horror stories and one of the best-selling writers worldwide. His work bears the mark of the 19th-century Gothic tradition, often taking everyday situations and revealing their macabre and horrific potential. He is noted for his cinematic style, and several of his novels and stories have been made into successful movies, including The Shining, Stand by Me, and The Shawshank Redemption. Under what pen names has King published? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Empress Dowager Cixi Ends Hundred Days of Reform in China (1898)


Empress Dowager Cixi Ends Hundred Days of Reform in China (1898)

Empress Dowager Cixi was the de facto ruler of China for much of the period between 1861 and 1908. After the death of Emperor Xianfeng, as well as that of his only heir—his son by Cixi—she violated normal succession order and named her adoptive infant nephew Guangxu to the throne. In 1898, during the “hundred days of reform,” Guangxu issued a series of radical decrees modernizing China’s political and social structure. Cixi opposed the reforms and engineered a coup. What became of Guangxu? More… Discuss

Artificial Sweeteners May Be Bad for Blood Sugar


 


English: Great taste without the sugar. The se...

English: Great taste without the sugar. The secret: isomalt. While other sugar free products use artificial sweeteners which create an overly sweet after-taste, Walter Sugar Free Wheat Pandesal uses isomalt. This ensures that the bread keeps its delightful original flavor minus the sugar. This is ideal for bread lovers with diabetes problems. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Artificial Sweeteners May Be Bad for Blood Sugar

 

English: idealized curves of human blood gluco...

English: idealized curves of human blood glucose and insulin concentrations during the course of a day containing three meals; in addition, effect of sugar-rich meal is highlighted; (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The longstanding debate about the advisability of replacing sugar in one’s diet with artificial sweeteners just got a little more complicated. Researchers found that the no-calorie sugar substitutes, meant to help keep things like weight and blood sugar levels in check, alter the balance of gut microbes linked to metabolic diseases like diabetes and may lead, or contribute, to elevated blood sugar levels. The research focused on three common artificial sweeteners: saccharin, sucralose, and aspartame. More… Discuss

 

 

 

The Pomegranate


 

The Pomegranate

 

Pomegranate Fruits. Español: Una granada, frut...

Pomegranate Fruits. Español: Una granada, fruto del granado (Punica granatum). Eesti: Granaatõun. Français : La grenade, fruit du grenadier. Русский: Плод граната. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The pomegranate is a reddish-yellow fruit native to semitropical Asia. Slightly larger than an orange, it has a tough rind, juicy pulp, and many seeds. The fruit is eaten fresh, the juice is a key ingredient in grenadine syrup, and the rind has been used as a medicinal astringent for centuries. The pomegranate has long been a religious and artistic symbol as well, appearing in ancient Asian literature, the Bible, and Greek mythology. Which Greek goddess was tricked into eating pomegranate seeds? More… Discuss

 

word: jocose


jocose 

Definition: (adjective) Given to joking; merry.
Synonyms: jesting, jocular, joking
Usage: Larry, who was usually so jocose, said he didn’t have time for pranks. Discuss.

Berries in cancer therapy experiment


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

Wallace Collection’s gallery reopens


Wallace Collection’s gallery reopens http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29281137

Artist wins top painting prize at 80


Artist wins top painting prize at 80 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29281142

Fund celebrates WB Yeats anniversary


Fund celebrates WB Yeats anniversary http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29285412

Rare Monroe negative sold at auction


Rare Monroe negative sold at auction http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-29292672

More celeb ‘naked pictures’ leaked


More celeb ‘naked pictures’ leaked http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/29300374

Cape Fear actress Bergen dies aged 84


Cape Fear actress Bergen dies aged 84 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29300042

Deadly bomb blast in central Cairo


Deadly bomb blast in central Cairo http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29300205

Turkish troops clear border Kurds


Turkish troops clear border Kurds http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29301123

From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor


From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29213333

Black America and the spanking debate


Black America and the spanking debate http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29261462

The volunteers of Baghdad’s peace carnival


The volunteers of Baghdad’s peace carnival http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29257618

Pope celebrates Mass in Albania


Pope celebrates Mass in Albania http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29300209

Mother dying of cancer asks Pennsylvania nurse to take care of her son – NY Daily News


http://m.nydailynews.com/news/national/mother-dying-cancer-asks-penn-nurse-care-son-article-1.1945614

After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn’t Know – NYTimes.com


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/21/us/drive-by-doctoring-surprise-medical-bills.html?_r=0&referrer=

Sierra Leone burial team attacked despite lockdown


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0HD2E420140921?irpc=932

Weekend Recalls – Various Cadillac, Chevy, Dodge and Jeep Models to Get Sent Back


http://www.modernreaders.com/weekend-recalls-various-cadillac-chevy-dodge-and-jeep-models-to-get-sent-back/10878/lorenzo-tanos

Nato: Ukraine truce ‘in name only’


Nato: Ukraine truce ‘in name only’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29299092