Daily Archives: October 14, 2014

New Ebola Cases May Soon Reach 10,000 a Week, Health Officials Predict – NYTimes.com


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Dying patients ‘lack home support’


Dying patients ‘lack home support’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29612283

Tony Blair: Fight war of ideas against extremism


Tony Blair: Fight war of ideas against extremism http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29553001

Iraqi Christian refugees lament lives destroyed by IS


Iraqi Christian refugees lament lives destroyed by IS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29612443

Can big data help contain Ebola?


Can big data help contain Ebola? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29617831

Why is the US Navy practising for war with China?


Why is the US Navy practising for war with China? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29547621

Cyber-worm seeks home data stores


Cyber-worm seeks home data stores http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29595219

Texas Ebola nurse ‘doing well’


Texas Ebola nurse ‘doing well’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29623253

New charges for Benghazi ‘ringleader’


New charges for Benghazi ‘ringleader’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29624572

Serbia-Albania qualifier abandoned


Serbia-Albania qualifier abandoned http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/29604464

Hong Kong police break up protest


Hong Kong police break up protest http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-29623396

this pressed-for your information: Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion restrictions|via The Truth 24.com


 via The Truth 24.com:

Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion restrictions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked certain restrictions on abortion contained in a Texas state law.

The high court granted a request filed by abortion rights groups that puts on hold parts of a federal appeals court decision that had allowed the law to go into effect.

The brief court order said that requirements that clinics have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries could not go into effect pending appeal.

The order also said that a provision that requires abortion practitioners to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles (48 km) of the clinic could not be enforced for clinics in McAllen and El Paso, cities near the Mexican border. The provision will be in force in the rest of the state.

Abortion rights groups have said the regulations are unnecessary and served as a veiled attempt to shut abortion clinics. Supporters of the law say the rules would reduce complications and improve patient care.

Three conservatives on the nine-justice high court, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, said they would have allowed the law to go into effect in full.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said on Oct. 2 that Texas could begin enforcing both requirements.

Abortion rights groups have said the measures as a whole would shutter all but seven clinics in the state of more than 26 million people.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)

this pressed – for your information: Ampy: Motion-powered backup battery stores kinetic energy – CNET


Forget plugging in. Ampy stores up battery power by converting your movements into energy so you can charge your gadgets with the power of motion.

via Ampy: Motion-powered backup battery stores kinetic energy – CNET.

this pressed-for youe right to know: Panic as jet’s cabin walls crack on flight to Dallas|via The Truth 24.com


Panic as jet’s cabin walls crack on flight to Dallas

SAN FRANCISCO — A Dallas-bound American Airlines flight that departed from San Francisco International Airport turned back and made an emergency landing after some of the cabin’s wall panels cracked loose, aviation and airlines officials said.
The captain of the Boeing 757 decided to turn around an hour into the flight to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport because of a possible blown air duct, American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said.

Flight 2293 departed from SFO shortly before 1 p.m. Monday and landed without incident about 2:15 p.m. No one on the plane with 184 passengers and six crew members was hurt, he said.

“The captain elected to return to San Francisco and landed the plane safely,” Miller said.

Even though the plane’s problem is related to pressurization, the cabin did not lose pressure and oxygen masks did not deploy, he said.

Flight attendants told passengers the problem was “cosmetic,” a passenger said.

Aviation safety experts agreed with that assessment and said that while it is disconcerting for passengers to see any piece of the plane break, the cabin’s wall panels are not part of the plane’s structure.

“The plastic wall has no meaning to the safety of the plane. They are there so you don’t have to look at the bare walls,” said Robert Ditchey, an aeronautical engineer with four decades of experience.

Wow! One of my Facebook friends James Wilson’s flight had to emergency land! The cabin depressurized!?!? Insane! pic.twitter.com/T3fe86xOOh

Ryan Eversley (@RyanEversley) October 13, 2014

“On the other hand, it’s not normal for this to happen to a side wall,” added Ditchey, a former U.S. Navy pilot. “Someone is going to have to fix this airplane.”

James Wilson, of Kyle, Texas, said he and his fellow passengers knew there was a problem within minutes after takeoff from San Francisco. Wilson, 32, an amateur race car driver returning from a competition in Northern California, said they felt the fuselage violently shake and heard popping noises coming from outside of the plane as it made its initial ascent.

Then they watched in horror and screamed for the flight attendants to come as interior panels on both sides of the aircraft pulled apart from the walls.

“It was the whole Row 14 on all sides, from the floor to the ceiling,” said Wilson, who was seated in the row right behind and felt a change in cabin pressure. “It sounded like it was popping and banging so loud at first I thought stuff was coming out of the overhead compartments.”

Crew members were “pulling the panels apart and looking for daylight behind there,” he said.

They landed safely at SFO and everyone is ok but jeez.. pic.twitter.com/tia49TMQ0t

via Panic as jet’s cabin walls crack on flight to Dallas.

 

this pressed- for your right to know: United Nations|Noam Chomsky Addresses the Press Ahead of Lecture at UN


“identifer:607/607266” : Noam Chomsky Addresses the Press Ahead of Lecture at UNUN Photo/Yubi Hoffmann

 

Noam Chomsky Addresses the Press Ahead of Lecture at UN

Noam Chomsky, Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), addresses a press conference before his lecture on the prospects for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

14 October 2014

United Nations, New York

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via United Nations Photo.

thi spressed-for your right to know: Governments seize colloidal silver being used to successfully treat Ebola patients | Starship Earth: The Big Picture


Governments seize colloidal silver being used to successfully treat Ebola patients | Starship Earth:

The Big Picture.

this pressed-for your informantion: Pitt researcher finds pathway that leads to multiple myeloma growth – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Pitt researcher finds pathway that leads to multiple myeloma growth – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

When stressed cells go into survival mode and try repairing themselves, bad things can happen. One impact is a biological pathway that can support cancer and promote its progression.

This is a story about one such pathway in multiple myeloma, the most devastating tumor-bone disease.

The associate professor of dental medicine, with a doctoral degree in oral health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, is an endodontist, or root-canal specialist. Her research is what excited the NIH.

“We’ve identified a novel pathway and the role of that pathway in modulating the bone-marrow environment on a microenvironment level in support of multiple myeloma,” Ms. Ouyang said…

 

Mozart, Overture The Abduction from the Seraglio (K.384), Wiener Symphoniker, Fabio Luisi conducting, make music part of your life series


Mozart – Overture The Abduction from the Seraglio (K.384) – Wiener Symphoniker – Fabio Luisi (HD)

Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110, Daniel Barenboim, great compositions/performances


Piano Sonata No. 31 – Beethoven

Amadeus Mozart, Così fan tutte, K.588, Overture|John Eliot Gardiner conducting The English Baroque Soloists ,great compositions/performances


Così fan tutte, K.588, Overture

Le Liberia apprend à vivre avec le virus Ebola http://t.co/rG63x00kNS pic.twitter.com/hIuApC1RQn — RFI (@RFI)


this pressed- for the need to know: Chomsky: Business Elites Are Waging a Brutal Class War in America | Alternet


Noam Chomsky Photo Credit: Flickr/Andrew Rusk

 

We don’t use the term “working class” here because it’s a taboo term. You’re supposed to say “middle class,” because it helps diminish the understanding that there’s a class war going on.

It’s true that there was a one-sided class war, and that’s because the other side hadn’t chosen to participate, so the union leadership had for years pursued a policy of making a compact with the corporations, in which their workers, say the autoworkers—would get certain benefits like fairly decent wages, health benefits and so on. But it wouldn’t engage the general class structure. In fact, that’s one of the reasons why Canada has a national health program and the United States doesn’t. The same unions on the other side of the border were calling for health care for everybody. Here they were calling for health care for themselves and they got it. Of course, it’s a compact with corporations that the corporations can break anytime they want, and by the 1970s they were planning to break it and we’ve seen what has happened since.

This is just one part of a long and continuing class war against working people and the poor. It’s a war that is conducted by a highly class-conscious business leadership, and it’s one of the reasons for the unusual history of the U.S. labor movement. In the U.S., organized labor has been repeatedly and extensively crushed, and has endured a very violent history as compared with other countries.

via Chomsky: Business Elites Are Waging a Brutal Class War in America | Alternet.

Ukraine far right battles police


Ukraine far right battles police http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29611588

Day in pictures: 14 October


Day in pictures: 14 October http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-29612451

Will Nigerian schoolgirls ever be freed?


Will Nigerian schoolgirls ever be freed? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29612345

South Korean ID system in disarray


South Korean ID system in disarray http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29617196

Anti-Ebola text tech set to expand


Anti-Ebola text tech set to expand http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29610865

Ebola death toll ‘rises to 4,447’


Ebola death toll ‘rises to 4,447’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29615452

Colombia mayor fights Cali’s murder rate with science


Colombia mayor fights Cali’s murder rate with science http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29602038

Watching Hong Kong: Taiwan on guard against China


Watching Hong Kong: Taiwan on guard against China http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29592881

today’s holiday: Yemen Revolution Days


Yemen Revolution Days

Yemen observes two Revolution Days: one commemorates the revolutionary movement that overthrew the monarchy of Imam Muhammad al-Badr on September 26, 1962, and helped pave the way for the creation of the Yemen Arab Republic. Before that could occur, however, British occupation of the area remained another force impeding independence. Revolts against the British then ensued in 1962-63, and, by 1967, the British granted Yemen its sovereignty. These revolts are commemorated on October 14. More… Discuss

quotation: It is my fate and perhaps my temperament to sign agreements with fools. E. M. Forster


It is my fate and perhaps my temperament to sign agreements with fools.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

today’s birthday: King James II of England (1633)


King James II of England (1633)

King James II was the last Catholic monarch to rule over England, Scotland, and Ireland, reigning from 1685 to 1688. The birth of his son, a possible Catholic heir, brought about the Glorious Revolution, in which Protestants deposed James in favor of Mary II and William of Orange. The belief that James was the legitimate ruler became known as Jacobitism, and Jacobites thereafter attempted to restore the Stuart line to the thrones of England and Scotland. Who protected James when he fled England? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Massacre in Qibya (1953)


Massacre in Qibya (1953)

In 1953, in response to escalating border clashes with Palestinians, Israeli forces raided the Jordanian West Bank village of Qibya, which was believed to be harboring militants. Codenamed “Operation Shoshana,” the attacks led to the deaths of more than 60 Palestinians and the demolition of numerous houses, as well as a school and a mosque. The United Nations condemned Israel’s actions. What future prime minister of Israel was the commander of the special forces unit that carried out the attack? More… Discuss

First Womb Transplant Baby


First Womb Transplant Baby

Last month, a woman in Sweden gave birth to the world’s first child born via a transplanted womb. The 36-year-old first-time mother had been born without a uterus and received a donor womb from a 61-year-old, postmenopausal friend. A year after the transplant, doctors implanted an embryo, resulting in a successful pregnancy. The baby was born premature at about 32 weeks, weighing just 3.9 lb (1.8 kg), but both he and his mother are said to be doing well. More… Discuss

The Moulin Rouge


The Moulin Rouge

The Moulin Rouge, which means “red mill” in French and features a distinctive red windmill on its roof, is a traditional cabaret located in the area of Pigalle in Paris. After opening in 1889, the Moulin Rouge became known for its scandalous can-can dancers and appeared in many works by post-impressionist painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. It later saw performances by Maurice Chevalier, Edith Piaf, and Frank Sinatra. The revues performed at Moulin Rouge must all adhere to what superstition? More… Discuss

word: hovel


hovel 

Definition: (noun) A small, miserable dwelling.
Synonyms: shack, shanty, hut, hutch
Usage: Compared to the manor house, their own modest home seemed like a hovel. Discuss.

Chinese military-linked company eyes quick approval of drug to cure Ebola


http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/east-asia/story/chinese-military-linked-company-eyes-quick-approval-drug-cure-ebola-201410

Grapefruit Fights Diabetes, New Study Shows | Wall Street OTC


http://www.wallstreetotc.com/grapefruit-fights-diabetes-new-study-shows/210627/

Oregon First Lady planned pot business – Jonathan Topaz – POLITICO.com


http://www.politico.com/story/2014/10/oregon-first-lady-marijuana-111849.html

Dallas hospital stumbles in early response to Ebola


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/14/ebola-dallas-hospital-mistakes/17204527/

Lost US parrot switches to Spanish


Lost US parrot switches to Spanish http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29612043

Fly genes hold clue to human illness


Fly genes hold clue to human illness http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29596438

Ukraine far right battles police


Ukraine far right battles police http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29611588

UN worker dies of Ebola in Germany


UN worker dies of Ebola in Germany http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29611713

Dozens arrested in Ferguson protests


Dozens arrested in Ferguson protests http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29607575

Google: Amazon is biggest rival


Google: Amazon is biggest rival http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29609472

Yemeni rebels capture Red Sea port


Yemeni rebels capture Red Sea port http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29611677

Turkish jets bomb Kurdish PKK rebels


Turkish jets bomb Kurdish PKK rebels http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29611582

Ebola Patient Dies in German Hospital – NYTimes.com


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