Daily Archives: October 8, 2014

Google’s Eric Schmidt Warns NSA Spying Could ‘Break’ the Internet | NDTV Gadgets


http://m.gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/googles-eric-schmidt-warns-nsa-spying-could-break-the-internet-604093

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Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K. 216: make music part of your life series


Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K. 216

Serenata Española de Joaquim Malats Pepe Romero: great compositions/performances


Serenata Española de Joaquim Malats Pepe Romero

Johannes Brahms – Trio in A minor op. 114: make music part of your life series


US-led warplanes pound jihadist sites as Kurds hold out in Kobane – Telegraph


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/11150459/US-led-warplanes-pound-jihadist-sites-as-Kurds-hold-out-in-Kobane.html

Nigeria succeeds at containing Ebola


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/10/08/ebola-nigeria-lagos-africa/16865421/

US Justice Grants Idahos Request to Block Gay Marriage – NDTV


http://m.ndtv.com/article/world/us-justice-grants-idaho-s-request-to-block-gay-marriage-603992

800,000 bees attack, leaving 1 dead, 4 hurt


http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/08/us/bees-kill-man/

Protests over Mexico disappearances


Protests over Mexico disappearances http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29538079

Texas Ebola patient’s remains to be cremated


http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/08/health/ebola-us/

Dollar Weakens After Fed Expresses Currency Concern – WSJ


http://m.wsj.com/articles/dollar-falls-against-yen-euro-after-fomc-minutes-1412794950?mobile=y

Painted caves challenge art origins


Painted caves challenge art origins http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29415716

this pressed for the record: Ebola Should Change How We Fund Drugs for Emerging Disease | TIME


“The big pharma companies are not in the business of charity”

An worker inspects the Nicotiana benthamiana plants at Medicago greenhouse in Quebec City

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See How Ebola Drugs Grow In Tobacco Leaves

Fear, Misinformation, and Social Media Complicate Ebola Fight

Ebola Outbreak Could Cost West Africa’s Economy $32.6 Billion

Emerging and infectious diseases are having a moment for all the worst reasons, with credit due to the Ebola outbreak. But scientists studying other emerging diseases beyond Ebola are hopeful that the attention on the disease—and what can happen without available therapeutics—is here to stay.

via Ebola Should Change How We Fund Drugs for Emerging Disease | TIME.

this pressed – for the record: Liberia Officials To Prosecute Ebola Infected Man For Lying On Health Form « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth


via Liberia Officials To Prosecute Ebola Infected Man For Lying On Health Form « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth.

MONROVIA, Liberia (CBSDFW/AP) – The Liberian man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States will be prosecuted when he returns home for lying on his airport screening questionnaire, Liberian authorities said Thursday.

With an Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa, passengers leaving Liberia are being screened for fever and are asked if they have had contact with anyone infected.

On the form obtained by The Associated Press and confirmed by a government official, Thomas Eric Duncan answered “no” to questions about whether he had cared for an Ebola patient or touched the body of someone who had died in an area affected by Ebola.

Duncan left for the U.S. on Sept. 19 to visit family. After passing through Washington D.C. he arrived in Dallas

Al-Qaeda attacks town in south Yemen


Al-Qaeda attacks town in south Yemen http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29534934

Churchill paintings offered to nation


Churchill paintings offered to nation http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29528472

UK sending 750 troops to tackle Ebola


UK sending 750 troops to tackle Ebola http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29542129

Top Chile court orders halt to mine


Top Chile court orders halt to mine http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29531430

Ebola nurse ‘may have touched face’


Ebola nurse ‘may have touched face’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29539444

Microscope work wins Nobel Prize


Microscope work wins Nobel Prize http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29536525

Low interest rates ‘risk’ to economy


Low interest rates ‘risk’ to economy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29541918

Tech giants debate extremism action


Tech giants debate extremism action http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29505103

Woman sues over fake Facebook page


Woman sues over fake Facebook page http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29536611

Ebola screening begins at US airports


Ebola screening begins at US airports http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29541840

Hundreds flee after Kashmir clashes


Hundreds flee after Kashmir clashes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-29532066

Skywatchers awed by ‘Blood Moon’


Skywatchers awed by ‘Blood Moon’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29522648

Five Afghan men hanged for rape


Five Afghan men hanged for rape http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29537738

Intense fight for Syrian border town


Intense fight for Syrian border town http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29532291

Ebola: The world’s most dangerous Virus (full documentary) : because it’s never to late to educate oneself!


Ebola: The world’s most dangerous Virus (full documentary)

this pressed: Three weeks: The time Ebola will need to sweep across the world – Health & Wellness – News – Catholic Online


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – In fact, there is a 50 percent chance a traveler carrying the disease could touch down in the U.K. by October 24, a team of U.S. researchers have predicted. Scientists used Ebola spread patterns coupled with airline traffic data in calculating the odds of the virus spreading across the world.

They estimate there is a 75 percent chance Ebola will reach French shores by October 24. Belgium has a 40 percent chance of seeing the disease arrive on its territory. Spain and Switzerland have lower risks of 14 percent each.

via Three weeks: The time Ebola will need to sweep across the world – Health & Wellness – News – Catholic Online.

this pressed: aq First Ebola Patient Diagnosed in U.S. Dies in Dallas – Bloomberg


Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died from the virus while in isolation at a Dallas hospital.

Duncan was diagnosed with the disease on Sept. 30 after contracting it in his native Liberia, where Ebola has infected about 7,500 people, killing half. He had come to the country to marry his girlfriend, Louise Troh, who is now being quarantined and has not yet shown symptoms of the disease.

“It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 am,” Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said in a statement today.

He developed a fever and stomach pains on Sept. 24, four days after arriving in the U.S. Duncan was sent home from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital’s emergency room o

Sept. 26, after doctors failed to diagnose him with Ebola. He was brought back to the hospital in an ambulance two days later.

via First Ebola Patient Diagnosed in U.S. Dies in Dallas – Bloomberg.

CDC Warns On AIRBORNE EBOLA: yet no quarantine measures to passangers of airplanes coming into the country!


CDC Warns On AIRBORNE EBOLA

EBOLA IN AMERICA – Why Is There NO FLIGHT BAN from WEST AFRICA to U.S. ?


EBOLA IN AMERICA – Why Is There NO FLIGHT BAN from WEST AFRICA to U.S. ?

eto whom do we oww this displasure – series: Dallas Ebola Terror: Two More Waves Of Infection Expected


Dallas Ebola Terror: Two More Waves Of Infection Expected

Saint of the Day for Wednesday, October 8th, 2014


Image of St. Pelagia

St. Pelagia

Pelagia, more often called Margaret, on account of the magnificence of the pearls for which she had so often sold herself, was an actress of Antioch, equally celebrated for her beauty, her wealth and … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta


Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is one of the world’s largest gatherings of hot-air balloonists. More than 1,000 balloons, some more than six stories high, present dizzying colors and designs in the skies of New Mexico for a nine-day fiesta between the first two weekends of October that attracts nearly a million spectators. Besides the daytime ascensions, illuminated balloons light up the night skies. The fiesta also boasts fireworks and food of all sorts. More…

quotation: I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is the victory over self. Aristotle


I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is the victory over self.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)

today’s birthday: Juan Perón (1895)


Juan Perón (1895)

Perón was President of Argentina from 1946 to 1955 and from 1973 to 1974. His populist appeal to the poor was enhanced by the charisma and work of his second wife, Evita. After her death in 1952, his popularity waned, and amidst increasing economic difficulties and labor unrest, he was deposed in a military coup in 1955. Perón fled to Paraguay and Spain but returned from exile to the presidency in 1973, only to die in office the following year. What was stolen from his tomb in 1987? More…

this day in the yesteryear: Spiegel Scandal Erupts in West Germany (1962)


Spiegel Scandal Erupts in West Germany (1962)

The Spiegel scandal was a major political controversy in West Germany during the Cold War. It began when the publication Der Spiegel—preeminent in Germany and widely circulated in Europe—printed a story stating that West Germany’s defense against a communist invasion was inadequate. The magazine was accused of treason, its editors were arrested, its offices were seized, and its documents were confiscated. Why is the scandal remembered as a turning point in Germany’s political culture? More…

Basic Home Improvements Cut Fall Risk


Basic Home Improvements Cut Fall Risk

In the US, injuries are suffered most frequently in the home, and falls are the primary cause of at-home injuries. However, homeowners may be able to significantly cut their fall risk just by making some relatively inexpensive home improvements. In a recent New Zealand study, residents of homes that had handrails, stair edging, outdoor lighting, bathroom grab rails, and slip-resistant surfaces installed had 39 percent fewer falls and 26 percent fewer fall-related injuries than those living in homes waitlisted for similar safety renovations. More…

The Westminster Dog Show


The Westminster Dog Show

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is widely considered America’s most prestigious canine show. In 1877, a group of hunters—who met regularly at Manhattan’s Westminster Hotel—created the show for sporting dogs, awarding a pearl-handled pistol as top prize. Their dog show is now the oldest continuously held sporting event in the US after the Kentucky Derby. The two-day event takes place annually in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Which breed group has won “Best in Show” the most times? More…

word: broach


broach 

Definition: (verb) To bring up (a subject) for discussion or debate.
Synonyms: initiate
Usage: I felt uncomfortable, but after two weeks of waiting for repayment, I decided to broach the subject of the outstanding loan