Daily Archives: October 10, 2014

Iraq appeals for help in Anbar


Iraq appeals for help in Anbar http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29581193

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MPs to vote on Palestinian statehood


MPs to vote on Palestinian statehood http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29571958

10 things we didn’t know last week


10 things we didn’t know last week http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29556511

French ‘destroy’ al-Qaeda convoy


French ‘destroy’ al-Qaeda convoy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29576201

Drought hits Brazil’s biggest city


Drought hits Brazil’s biggest city http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29581069

Kmart is latest retailer hit by data theft – SFGate


http://m.sfgate.com/business/article/Kmart-is-latest-retailer-hit-by-data-theft-5815318.php

Ludwig van Beethoven – WoO 7 – 12 minuets for orchestra: make music part of your life series


Ludwig van Beethoven – WoO 7 – 12 minuets for orchestra

Richard Strauss – Metamorphosen, für 23 Streicher, Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe (1973): make music part of your life series


Richard Strauss – Metamorphosen, für 23 Streicher, Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe (1973)

this pressed-for the record: Flash – Ukraine president replaces Donetsk governor with hardline general – France 24


AFP

A woman walks past grafitti reading

A woman walks past grafitti reading “Donetsk will be free”, and bearing a Russian flag in Donetsk on October 10, 2014

A woman walks past grafitti reading “Donetsk will be free”, and bearing a Russian flag in Donetsk on October 10, 2014

Ukraine’s president on Friday fired a millionaire businessman who failed to stop the advance of pro-Russian rebels while governor of war-torn Donetsk and replaced him with a hardline nationalist general.

via Flash – Ukraine president replaces Donetsk governor with hardline general – France 24.

quotation: Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age. Ambrose Bierce


Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) Discuss

today’s holiday: World Space Week


World Space Week

In 1999, the United Nations designated October 4-10 as World Space Week. The week celebrates the contributions that space science and technology have made to improving life on Earth. October 4 was chosen to commemorate the former USSR‘s October 4, 1957, launch of Sputnik, the first manmade satellite in space. October 10 honors the 1967 signing of the UN Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space. More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Giuseppe Verdi (1813)…Angela Gheorghiu/Placido Domingo – La Traviata – Brindisi – Prague 1994: great compositions/performances


Giuseppe Verdi (1813)

Verdi is regarded as the foremost Italian composer of opera and one of the most influential opera composers of the 19th century. His works, like Il trovatore, La traviata, and Aïda, remain at the heart of the opera repertory even today, and many of his themes transcend the boundaries of the genre and have taken root in popular culture. Though the baptismal register for October 11, 1813, lists Verdi as “born yesterday,” his date of birth remains a mystery. Why is this? More… Discuss

Angela Gheorghiu/Placido Domingo – La Traviata – Brindisi – Prague 1994

this day in the yesteryear: Quebec’s Pierre Laporte Kidnapped (1970)


Quebec’s Pierre Laporte Kidnapped (1970)

The separatist Quebec Liberation Front (FLQ) formed in the 1960s to bring about the independence of predominantly French Quebec from the rest of Canada. To achieve this aim, the FLQ carried out various terrorist activities, including the 1970 kidnapping of Quebec’s Minister of Labor Pierre Laporte and British diplomat James Cross. This touched off the October Crisis and led the Canadian government to assume sweeping emergency powers to combat the insurrection. What happened to Cross and Laporte? More… Discuss

Le Cordon Bleu


Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu—”The Blue Ribbon“—is an international group of cooking schools teaching French cuisine. The school’s name comes from an elite order of French knights who were awarded the Cross of the Holy Spirit, which hung from a blue ribbon. Because these knights were known for their extravagant banquets, the blue ribbon became synonymous with excellent cooking. The school opened in 1895 as an outgrowth of La Cuisinière Cordon Bleu magazine. Who are some of its famous alumni? More… Discuss

Early Intervention No HIV Cure


Early Intervention No HIV Cure

Promising results from several babies born with HIV and treated with antiretroviral drugs within hours of birth had led to hopes that such early interventions could prevent the virus establishing reservoirs in the body and offer a cure for the disease, but one by one the virus reemerged in these patients once they were weaned from their medications. Most recently, doctors in Italy reported on a child who had been placed on an antiretroviral regimen within hours of birth and had long had no detectable viral load in his bloodstream. At the age of three, he was taken off the medication, and within two weeks showed signs of the virus again. More… Discuss

word: whorl


whorl 

Definition: (noun) A form that coils or spirals; a curl or swirl.
Synonyms: curlicue, gyre, ringlet, roll
Usage: He … made each individual line of the bewildering maze of whorls or curves or loops … stand out bold and black by reinforcing it with ink. Discuss.

Art Talk: Artist Archives at the Amon Carter: A large archive of digitized photography!


Art Talk: Artist Archives at the Amon Carter

this pressed: This Alabama Judge Has Figured Out How to Dismantle Roe v. Wade – ProPublica


via This Alabama Judge Has Figured Out How to Dismantle Roe v. Wade – ProPublica.

 

Inside the courtroom of the Alabama Supreme Court in downtown Montgomery. (William Widmer, special to ProPublica)

 

In 2005, the Witherspoon School of Law and Public Policy held a conference in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The school’s name was something of a misnomer: Rather than grant JDs, Witherspoon staged seminars and lectures offering lessons in what it summarized as “the comprehensive biblical foundation for our common law and constitutional government.” Its target audience was homeschooled young men. The school itself was a project of Vision Forum, a Texas-based ministry whose founder was also a leader in the Christian Patriarchy movement, which preaches, among other things, that husbands should vote for their wives.

Most sitting judges would go to great pains to avoid such a gathering. But Tom Parker,

References:

***Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Decision

The complete Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, January 22, 1973. Includes concurring and dissenting opinions.

From Jone Johnson Lewis,
Your Guide to Women’s History.

U.S. Supreme Court

ROE v. WADE, 410 U.S. 113 (1973)

410 U.S. 113 (find @ http://womenshistory.about.com/library/etext/gov/bl_roe_a.htm)
***http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade

 

From Ebola to Marburg, it is a season of deadly viruses


http://tribune.com.ng/news-feature/item/18276-from-ebola-to-marburg-it-is-a-season-of-deadly-viruses

Farage: UKIP could hold key to power


Farage: UKIP could hold key to power http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29572185

First suspected Ebola case in Brazil


First suspected Ebola case in Brazil http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29576815

Jolie receives honorary damehood


Jolie receives honorary damehood http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29565253

Ebola hospital defends patient’s care


Ebola hospital defends patient’s care http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29572354

The Dangers of Thinning Bones as Men Age


http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20141010/men-osteoporosis-fractures

Multi-agency response faced off against Ebola in Dallas


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/10/ebola-dallas-agencies-command/17031505/

Thomas Eric Duncan Was Released From Hospital With 103-Degree Fever: Records – ABC News


http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ebola-patient-released-hospital-103-degree-fever-records/story?id=26108315

Osteoporosis: Men Are Twice As Likely As Women To Die After Fracture


http://time.com/3486729/men-bone-health-osteoporosis/

Putin wants say in Moldova-EU trade


Putin wants say in Moldova-EU trade http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29571108

Nude ‘Snapchat images’ put online


Nude ‘Snapchat images’ put online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29569226

Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000


Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29577175

Obama to name San Gabriel Mountains in Calif. a national monument amid support from Latinos | Fox News Latino


http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2014/10/10/obama-to-name-san-gabriel-mountains-in-calif-national-monument-amid-support/

‘Love drug’ key to sexual behaviour


‘Love drug’ key to sexual behaviour http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29545469

Anti-snoop phone maker plans tablet


Anti-snoop phone maker plans tablet http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/29560342

Robot learns how snakes climb dunes


Robot learns how snakes climb dunes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29523851

Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide


Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29567782

‘Putin chant’ lands 100 fans in jail


‘Putin chant’ lands 100 fans in jail http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29567246

Hundreds trapped in Kobane, warns UN


Hundreds trapped in Kobane, warns UN http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29570734

Thousands gather for HK protest


Thousands gather for HK protest http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-29563788

UKIP win gives party first elected MP


UKIP win gives party first elected MP http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29549414

WHO: ‘Ebola bigger than anticipated’


WHO: ‘Ebola bigger than anticipated’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29565145

Malala shares Nobel Peace Prize


Malala shares Nobel Peace Prize http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29564935

Small drugmakers try to scale up to meet Ebola crisis – The Washington Post


http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/small-drugmakers-try-to-scale-up-to-meet-ebola-crisis/2014/10/09/a594dec2-4fee-11e4-babe-e91da079cb8a_story.html

With Ebola’s Arrival at Nebraska Center, It’s No Longer a Drill – NYTimes.com


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/10/us/ashoka-mukpo-ebola-nebraska-hospital.html?referrer=

With Ebola’s Arrival at Nebraska Center, It’s No Longer a Drill – NYTimes.com


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/10/us/ashoka-mukpo-ebola-nebraska-hospital.html?referrer=

Lung cancer ‘can hide for 20 years’


http://www.m.webmd.boots.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20141010/lung-cancer-can-hide-20-years

Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0HX0XF20141010?irpc=932

First Syria refugees in Uruguay


First Syria refugees in Uruguay http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29561681

Former China mining head extradited


Former China mining head extradited http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29563713

Symantec to split in two companies


Symantec to split in two companies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29563475

Force feedings that test US secrecy


Force feedings that test US secrecy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29556641