Daily Archives: October 4, 2014

Ebola Outbreak in Africa affects Operations of Exxon Mobil | Uncover California


Traveling Safely Out of Ebola-Stricken Liberia | Video – ABC News


As U.S. Ebola Fears Widen, Reports of Possible Cases Grow – NYTimes.com


Man in inflatable bubble rescued off Fla.


CDC Officials Meet Flight After Passenger Shows Possible Ebola Symptoms – ABC News


this pressed: Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts Recipe – Allrecipes.com

Recipe by NJChick


“Don’t be afraid of Brussels sprouts … yes, they are green, but they are so delicious! Pan frying them brings out their flavor. Use as a side dish … or if you’re like me, an on-the-go breakfast item!”

via Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts Recipe – Allrecipes.com.

UNMC to treat another Ebola case – State News – North Platte Telegraph


Report: Man posing as lawmaker cons Secret Service backstage at Obama speech | The Daily Digest News


Chicago Tribune


CBC News – Alan Henning’s ISIS killers must be found, U.K.’s David Cameron says


What We Know About the Texas Ebola Case – ABC News


Sweden to recognise Palestinian state

Sweden to recognise Palestinian state http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29479418

‘Lost’ Sherlock film discovered

‘Lost’ Sherlock film discovered http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29474334

Facebook admits failings over study

Facebook admits failings over study http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29475019

Hospitals face bigger Medicare fines over readmission rates | The Columbus Dispatch


An unfixable USB bug could lead to unstoppable malware | News | Geek.com


Russians behind JPMorgan cyberattack, says NYT: ‘It scared the pants off many people’ – Washington Times


Texas Hospital Changes Ebola Patient Statement – WSJ


Texas Hospital Changes Ebola Patient Statement – WSJ


Kurds in Turkey-Syria border clashes

Kurds in Turkey-Syria border clashes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29490256

North and South Korea ‘agree to talks’

North and South Korea ‘agree to talks’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29489134

Henning’s family ‘numb with grief’

Henning’s family ‘numb with grief’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29489479

Saint of the Day for Saturday, October 4th, 2014: St. Francis of Assisi

Saint of the Day for Saturday, October 4th, 2014:




St. Francis of Assisi (circa 1182-1220)

St. Francis of Assisi (circa 1182-1220) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


St. Francis of Assisi




Founder of the Franciscan Order, born at Assisi in Umbria, in 1181. In 1182, Pietro Bernardone returned from a trip to France to find out his wife had given birth to a son. Far from being excited or … continue reading






More Saints of the Day





Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Leonard Bernstein, Boston Symphony Orchestra: great compsitions/performances

Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of Animals – The Dying Swan (Le Cygne) – Dancer, Svetlana Zakharova: great compositions/performances

Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of Animals – The Dying Swan (Le Cygne) – Dancer, Svetlana Zakharova

Granados, Intermezzo from Goyescas – Jacqueline du Pré: great compositions/performances

Granados, Intermezzo from Goyescas – Jacqueline du Pré

Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Die tote Stadt – “Glück das mir verblieb”: make music part of your life

Daniil Trifonov – Glazunov Piano Concerto No 2 in B major: great compositions/performances

Daniil Trifonov – Glazunov Piano Concerto No 2 in B major

today’s holiday: Tarantula Fest and Barbecue

Tarantula Fest and Barbecue

In northern California, the tarantula mating season begins in mid-August and lasts through early November, during which time many of the spiders cross the roads at Henry W. Coe State Park. Park rangers view the mass exodus as a great opportunity to hold a festival and a barbecue. The bolder attendees of the festival go for the tarantula-handling. Some even muster the courage to pose for pictures as the spiders crawl on their faces. There are also displays of non-native tarantulas and a raffle, and the park’s visitor center offers more information about tarantulas and the park. More… Discuss

quotation: “Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.” Sun Tzu (544 BC-496 BC)

Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.

Sun Tzu (544 BC496 BC) Discuss

today’s birthday: Buster Keaton (1895) (and great documentary on his life and career)

Buster Keaton (1895)

Though his career had its ups and downs, Keaton is recognized today as one of silent cinema‘s greatest actors and filmmakers. He is remembered as much for his acrobatic skill as for his trademark deadpan expression, both of which he developed performing in vaudeville as a child and honed over the course of his decades-long career on the silver screen, starring in such classics as The General and Steamboat Bill, Jr. How did Joseph Frank Keaton come to be known as Buster? More… Discuss

Buster Keaton Documentary 2014

this day in the yesteryear: Boris Yeltsin Orders Tanks to Storm Russian Parliament (1993)

Boris Yeltsin Orders Tanks to Storm Russian Parliament (1993)

As president of an independent Russia, Boris Yeltsin sought to end state control of the economy but clashed with parliament, which was controlled by former Communists. When Yeltsin suspended the parliament, it retaliated by naming Vice President Aleksandr Rutskoi as acting president, and anti-Yeltsin forces barricaded themselves inside the parliament building. The military interceded on Yeltsin’s side and, after a bloody battle, troops recaptured the parliament building. What was the death toll? More… Discuss

Guess what: Caffeinated Clothing Can’t Cut Waistlines (as claimed by deceptive advertising)

Caffeinated Clothing Can’t Cut Waistlines

When it comes to losing weight, there are few shortcuts around eating right and getting regular exercise, but the marketplace is still saturated with quick-fix weight-loss products purporting to magically melt away the pounds. In the US, consumers have spent millions of dollars on caffeine-infused bras, girdles, leggings, and other articles of clothing that manufacturers claimed would break down fat, resulting in weight loss and reduced cellulite. However, there is no scientific evidence to back up these claims, and companies selling these products, under fire from US regulators, have agreed to refund customers who fell for the deceptive advertising. More… Discuss

story: Arboretum


Fontana - Arboretum Trsteno

Fontana – Arboretum Trsteno (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


An arboretum is a botanical garden primarily devoted to trees and other woody plants that are cultivated for scientific, educational, and ornamental purposes. The plants are labeled with their common and scientific names, and they are arranged in cultural or habitat groups, such as tropical, desert, and aquatic. One of the world’s oldest arboretums is the Trsteno Arboretum, near Dubrovnik in Croatia. What arboretum in England helped inspire the design for New York City’s Central Park? More… Discuss


word: apogee


Definition: (noun) The farthest or highest point; the apex.
Synonyms: summit, height, peak, climax, pinnacle, zenith, acme
Usage: It took many years for the industry to reach its apogee, but only a few more for it to become defunct. Discuss.

Doesn’t everyone want a free and open Internet? 5 key questions about ‘net neutrality’ answered-TechNews – IBNLive Mobile


In the Nation


Secret Service in disarray, fueling questions over Obama’s safety


Dallas Hospital Alters Account, Raising Questions on Ebola Case – NYTimes.com


Protesters build boat out of crisp bags

Protesters build boat out of crisp bags http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29481235

Tom and Jerry carries racism warning

Tom and Jerry carries racism warning http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-29427843

Ukraine crisis spells Arctic freeze in Russia-Norway ties

Ukraine crisis spells Arctic freeze in Russia-Norway ties http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29465312

What makes a suitable military code name?

What makes a suitable military code name? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29482455

Hong Kong arrests ‘triad’ members

Hong Kong arrests ‘triad’ members http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-29488002