Daily Archives: October 1, 2014

Mysterious paralysis virus affects kids throughout the country


http://www.kgns.tv/home/headlines/Mysterious-paralysis-virus-affects-kids-throughout-the-country-277840151.html?device=phone

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Ferguson mayor: Our eyes opened to racial problems | KSL.com Mobile


http://m.ksl.com/index/story/sid/31785501?mobile_direct=y

Officials: Second person being monitored for Ebola


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/01/texas-ebola-patient/16525649/

Devil worship on the man-eating mountain


Devil worship on the man-eating mountain http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29448079

Argentina bank governor resigns


Argentina bank governor resigns http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29454152

Ebola: ‘Five S Leone cases per hour’


Ebola: ‘Five S Leone cases per hour’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29453755

China warns on ‘illegal’ HK protests


China warns on ‘illegal’ HK protests http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-29453490

Morning Call


http://touch.mcall.com/#not-found

Why hasn’t the U.S. closed its airports to travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries? – The Washington Post


http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/10/01/why-hasnt-the-u-s-closed-its-airports-to-travelers-from-ebola-ravaged-countries/

‘Someone’ Targets Hong Kong Protesters Using Jailbroken iPhones with Malware – The Mac Observer


http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/someone-targets-hong-kong-protesters-using-jailbroken-iphones-with-malware

http://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/anywhere.jpg


http://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/anywhere.jpg

Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VZ), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) News Analysis: Will FCC Regulate Online Web Services Next?


http://www.bidnessetc.com/26621-will-fcc-regulate-online-web-services-next/

Facebook’s Chris Cox Apologizes For ‘Real Name’ Policy And ‘Hardship’ It Caused LGBT Community


http://www.ibtimes.com/facebooks-chris-cox-apologizes-real-name-policy-hardship-it-caused-lgbt-community-1697980

Special Report: In ‘Umbrella Revolution,’ China confronts limits of its power


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0HQ4ZA20141001?irpc=932

Up to 18 exposed to U.S. Ebola patient, including children


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0HP2F720141001?irpc=932

Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans


Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29436390

Chimp culture captured on camera


Chimp culture captured on camera http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29429405

Farmers to protest milk price cuts


Farmers to protest milk price cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29448193

Moon’s hidden valley system revealed


Moon’s hidden valley system revealed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29447159

Cheryl Cole web links ‘most dangerous’


Cheryl Cole web links ‘most dangerous’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/29438078

Ex-MI6 head warns over tracking apps


Ex-MI6 head warns over tracking apps http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-29446164

UK legalises music and film ripping


UK legalises music and film ripping http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29448058

ARM creates new operating system


ARM creates new operating system http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29410999

Airlines told to replace cockpit kit


Airlines told to replace cockpit kit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29445385

New Afghan leader reopens bank case


New Afghan leader reopens bank case http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29450821

Iran filmmakers back nuclear deal


Iran filmmakers back nuclear deal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29449703

Texas children ‘monitored for Ebola’


Texas children ‘monitored for Ebola’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29447877

US Secret Service director resigns


US Secret Service director resigns http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29452829

Alexander Borodin – String Quartet No. 2: make music part of your life series


Alexander Borodin – String Quartet No. 2

Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: great compositions/performances


Antonín Dvořák -Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66: great compositions/performances


Antonín Dvořák -Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66

Franz Doppler – Duettino on Hungarian Themes, Op. 36 – Two Flutes & Piano: make music part of your life series


Franz Doppler – Duettino on Hungarian Themes, Op. 36 – Two Flutes & Piano

Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 2 [COMPLETE]: make music part of your life series


Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 2 [COMPLETE]

Cimarosa: “Il Matrimonio segreto” – Ouverture (Daniel Barenboim): make music part of you rlife series


Chile avalanche kills extreme skiers


Chile avalanche kills extreme skiers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29439003

Chile avalanche kills extreme skiers


Chile avalanche kills extreme skiers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29439003

Franz Schubert – Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & double-bass, in A major, D 667 “The Trout: great compositions/performances


Franz Schubert – Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & double-bass, in A major, D 667 “The Trout

iesLudwig van Beethoven – Fidelio Overture, Op. 72b: make music part of your life series


Ludwig van Beethoven – Fidelio Overture, Op. 72b

Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 “Polish” – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: great compositions/performances


Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29 “Polish” – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Saint of the Day for Wednesday, October 1st, 2014: St. Therese of Lisieux


English: Statue of St Therese of Lisieux, in t...

English: Statue of St Therese of Lisieux, in the Padre Pio garden at Ladyewell, Fernyhalgh (near Preston), Lancashire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

St. Therese of Lisieux

Generations of Catholics have admired this young saint, called her the “Little Flower”, and found in her short life more inspiration for own lives than in volumes by theologians. Yet Therese died … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Tuvalu Independence Day


Tuvalu Independence Day

Independence Day is the only national celebration in Tuvalu, which consists of nine islands in the South Pacific with a total surface area of 10 square miles. The day is marked in the capital city of Funafuti with an official government flag-raising ceremony followed by a parade of policemen and schoolchildren; similar events are held in smaller communities throughout the country. Also held in addition to several days of feasting and dance is the Independence Day Sports Festival, in which citizens enjoy a number of sporting competitions. More… Discuss

quotation: What hath night to do with sleep? John Milton


What hath night to do with sleep?

John Milton (1608-1674) Discuss

today’s birthday: Jimmy Carter (1924)


Jimmy Carter (1924)

Carter served as US President from 1977 to 1981. His foreign policy had some success—he mediated the Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt and signed a treaty with Panama regarding control of the Panama Canal—but his domestic policy was less effective, and oil-related inflation and unemployment hurt his bid for re-election. He has since been active in human-rights causes and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. In 2007, Carter earned a Grammy Award for best album in what category? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: The Honeymooners Premiers on CBS (1955)


The Honeymooners Premiers on CBS (1955)

The Honeymooners was a short-lived American sitcom based on sketches by comedian Jackie Gleason. It starred Gleason and Audrey Meadows as a struggling working class couple in New York—a drastic departure from other popular comedies of the era that depicted their characters in comfortable, middle-class, suburban environments. Though The Honeymooners was cancelled after just 39 episodes, it has been aired for decades in syndication. What animated TV series did Gleason’s show inspire? More… Discuss


Wildlife Declined By More than Half in 40 Years

Human activities have dramatically altered the balance of life on Earth, according to a report by the Zoological Society of London. Wildlife populations around the globe have plummeted by more than half over just the past four decades, and the decline shows no signs of letting up any time soon. When broken down by habitat type, the data show that terrestrial and marine species both declined by 39 percent between 1970 and 2010, while freshwater species suffered a staggering 76 percent drop. The report calls “unsustainable human consumption” leading to habitat loss and degradation the greatest threat to biodiversity on our planet. More… Discuss

story: Windsor Castle


English: Photograph of Windsor castle showing ...

English: Photograph of Windsor castle showing visitors. Taken Summer 1989 by contributor. All rights waived. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Windsor Castle

Located in the county of Berkshire, west of London, Windsor Castle has been a principal official residence of British monarchs since the 11th century. The Queen herself is quite fond of Windsor and frequently weekends there. Windsor has the distinction of being the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. The modern castle, which contains about 1,000 rooms and occupies 13 acres (5 hectares), consists of three “wards”—the upper, middle, and lower. What damaged more than 100 rooms in 1992? More… Discuss

word: pliant


pliant 

Definition: (adjective) Easily bent or flexed; pliable.
Synonyms: bendable
Usage: The connections of the several sections of the raft are slack and pliant, so that the raft may be readily bent into any sort of curve required by the shape of the river. Discuss.

Cancer gene test ‘would save lives’


Cancer gene test ‘would save lives’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29427726

BBC World News wins two Emmy Awards


BBC World News wins two Emmy Awards http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29440572

The Iraqis who laugh at Islamic State


The Iraqis who laugh at Islamic State http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-29431788