Daily Archives: October 2, 2014

Prescription for avoiding Ebola airport screening: ibuprofen


Capturing police on camera

Capturing police on camera http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29470383

American cameraman for NBC News diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia


GM recalls 117,651 vehicles for potential electrical short issue – Livemint


Australia authorizes special forces troops to go to Iraq


Travel Information Wasn’t Communicated In Dallas Ebola Case Due To Electronic Health Record Flaw


From Democracy Now: After U.S. Sanctions & Wars Tore Iraq Apart, Can American-Led Strikes Be Expected to Save It?

After U.S. Sanctions & Wars Tore Iraq Apart, Can American-Led Strikes Be Expected to Save It?

this pressed: French troops edge closer to Libya border to cut off Islamists

French troops edge closer to Libya border to cut off Islamists.

Franz Liszt: Années de Pèlerinage: Make music part of you rlife series

Années de Pèlerinage

Rome (music: Respighi – Fountains of Rome): make music part of you r life series

Rome (music: Respighi – Fountains of Rome)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, op. 28, “Pastoral”- Daniel Barenboim: great compositions/performances

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, op. 28, “Pastoral”. Daniel Barenboim, piano

Franz Schubert – “Andantino with Variations” – Klavierduo Burshtin / Kharmats: make music part of your life series

Franz Schubert – “Andantino with Variations” – Klavierduo Burshtin / Kharmats

Duo Kontarsky: BIZET, Jeux d’enfants Op.22 – 1982 *vinyl*: great compositions/performances

Duo Kontarsky @ BIZET Jeux d’enfants Op.22 – 1982 *vinyl*

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1, in E minor, Op. 11 – Emil Gilels/Phylarmonia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy: Great compositons/performances

Chopin:  Piano Concerto No. 1,
in E minor,  Op. 11

Bach Busoni Chorale Prelude BWV 639 “Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ”- VAlentina Lisitsa: great compositions/performances

Bach – Busoni: Chorale Prelude BWV 639 Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ

Israel urged to silence net activist

Israel urged to silence net activist http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29460035

Francis: The Pope’s calling

Francis: The Pope’s calling http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29459131

The Baltimore Sun


HIV pandemic’s roots traced back to 1920s Kinshasa


US government catching up to airlines in strategy to stop Ebola ‘in its tracks’ | Fox News


Facebook to Review Its Studies on Users – NYTimes.com


Delay in Dallas Ebola Cleanup as Workers Balk at Task – NYTimes.com


JP Morgan reveals data breach affected 76 million households


this pressed: Liberians describe likely Ebola infection of Dallas man

Liberians describe likely Ebola infection of Dallas man.

U.S. states with lab-confirmed #Enterovirus D68 #SpecialReport pic.twitter.com/B8SOg6geiF

Oil price falls to two-year low

Oil price falls to two-year low http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29459149

Three US footballers die in a week

Three US footballers die in a week http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29463130

Texas checks 100 for Ebola exposure

Texas checks 100 for Ebola exposure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29462431

Saudis play down Hajj Ebola concerns

Saudis play down Hajj Ebola concerns http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29461229

Liberia ‘to prosecute US Ebola man’

Liberia ‘to prosecute US Ebola man’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29467489

Liberia ‘to prosecute US Ebola man’

Liberia ‘to prosecute US Ebola man’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29467489

Hong Kong leader refuses to quit

Hong Kong leader refuses to quit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-29467239

today’s holiday: Gandhi Jayanti – national holiday in India

Gandhi Jayanti

October 2 is a national holiday in India to commemorate the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who came to be known as Mahatma (“great soul“) Gandhi. At this time, pilgrimages are made from throughout the country to the Raj Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna River in Delhi, where Gandhi was cremated. Many communities also hold spinning and weaving sessions in honor of Gandhi, who is often pictured in a simple white cotton robe at a spinning wheel. More… Discuss

quotation: Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power. Rene Descartes

Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.

Rene Descartes (1596-1650) Discuss

today’s birthday: Mohandas Gandhi (1869)

Mohandas Gandhi (1869)

Gandhi is remembered as one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century for his role in securing India’s independence from British rule through non-violent civil disobedience, a method that has since inspired notable civil rights leaders around the globe. The victory was bittersweet for Gandhi, who had championed HinduMuslim unity, as independence came with a plan to carve out a separate Muslim state—Pakistan. In 1948, he was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic. Why is Gandhi often called Mahatma? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Revolution in Texas (1835)

Revolution in Texas (1835)

In 1821, the US began to colonize Texas. The newly independent Mexican government, pleased with the prospering US colony, offered grants to other American promoters. By 1830, Americans greatly outnumbered the Mexican settlers. To stop the influx of Americans, Mexican troops began to police the border and close seaports. Alarmed Texans petitioned Mexico for separate statehood, to no avail. On October 2, 1835, the revolution broke out when the Mexicans asked the Texans to return what item? More… Discuss

news: Ebola Makes Its Way to US

Ebola Makes Its Way to US

A man who arrived in the US from Liberia on September 20 has become the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US. He is currently being treated in a Texas hospital, and healthcare workers are trying to track down and place under observation anyone he had contact with and may have exposed. Meanwhile, experts are trying to understand why emergency room doctors sent the man home with antibiotics the first time he sought treatment and only admitted and isolated him when he returned by ambulance two days later, a decision that could have deadly consequences for those he came in contact with in the intervening days. More… Discuss

story: Enrico Caruso

Enrico Caruso

Caruso was an Italian operatic tenor renowned for the beauty, range, and power of his voice. A mechanical engineer who indulged his passion for singing in his spare time, Caruso had no formal musical training until his late teens. After just a few years of study, he made his professional operatic debut, touching off his meteoric rise to fame. In 1903, he made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera, where he was a favorite until his death. What helped secure his status as an opera legend? More… Discuss

word: malady


Definition: (noun) A disease, a disorder, or an ailment.
Synonyms: illness, sickness
Usage: He was stricken with a crippling malady. Discuss.

Health Highlights: Oct. 2, 2014 – US News


Facebook Apologizes to Drag Queens Over ‘Real Name’ Rule | News & Opinion | PCMag.com


Boko Haram video shows leader alive

Boko Haram video shows leader alive http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29461095

Turkey debates joining war on IS

Turkey debates joining war on IS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29455204

Rebels push to take Donetsk airport

Rebels push to take Donetsk airport http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29455133

’80 monitored’ for Ebola in Texas

’80 monitored’ for Ebola in Texas http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29462431

UN accuses IS of ‘gross abuses’

UN accuses IS of ‘gross abuses’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29456711

Tension at HK government office

Tension at HK government office http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-29460525