Daily Archives: October 22, 2014

Americans losing confidence in government response to Ebola: poll – Washington Times


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/22/americans-losing-confidence-in-government-response/

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/10/22/health-highlights-oct-22-2014


http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/10/22/health-highlights-oct-22-2014

Drugmakers to join forces to make millions of Ebola vaccine doses


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0IB0N420141022?irpc=932

U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola ‘Free’ of the Virus – WebMD


http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20141021/cameraman-treated-for-ebola-now-free-of-the-virus

Hacks targeting Chinese iCloud users prompt Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet China’s vice premier


http://iphone.appleinsider.com/articles/14/10/22/hacks-targeting-chinese-icloud-users-prompt-apple-ceo-tim-cook-to-meet-chinas-vice-premier

Central Valley Business Times


http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/?ID=26985

American held by N. Korea gets tearful reunion in Ohio


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/22/north-korea-jeffrey-fowle-detainee/17706531/

Special Report: Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade— Special Reports


FOCUS – ‘These are children, not terrorists,’ say Belgian parents of Syria jihadists – France 24


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‘These are children, not terrorists,’ say Belgian parents of Syria jihadists

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This week, two French teenagers were arrested trying to reach Syria to join fighting against President Bashar al-Assad. Three men from Paris went on trial on Thursday on similar charges. Now Belgian parents tell France 24 about losing their children to jihad.

It is a situation not unique to France. Young people from all across Europe have travelled to Syria to join the ‘Holy War’ against Assad, often leaving without warning, their parents unaware to their sons’ and daughters’ plans to become soldiers in a foreign land.

In Belgium, an estimated 300 citizens have left their country for the Syrian battlegrounds. Many parents believe their children, young and impressionable, have been manipulated into taking up the jihadist cause.

Gathered in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, a group of mothers with children in Syria have staged a protest to press the authorities into tackling the problem.

They are making a stand against what they claim is a lack of action by the authorities.

“We’re the parents of jihad fighters, of terrorists. People are afraid of them, of us. But we’re not the ones who’ve sent our children over there,” says Veronique, one of several protesters wearing masks they say symbolise “misunderstanding”.

“Our children were tricked into this,” says another. “They didn’t go to Syria of their own free will. I mean: it’s not normal, that a kid who had no problems finds himself over there, that’s not normal. These are children, Belgian children… They’re not terrorists!”

via FOCUS – ‘These are children, not terrorists,’ say Belgian parents of Syria jihadists – France 24.

U.S. regulators expand number of vehicles affected by Takata recalls|airbag safety|The Truth 24.com


excerpts: The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a statement the number of vehicles from 10 automakers covered by recalls this year and in 2013 is now 7.8 million, up 28 percent from the 6.1 million announced on Tuesday. The NHTSA said the new number corrected the vehicle list provided in prior safety bulletins this week, adding some vehicles and excluding others from previous bulletins.

The NHTSA has urged owners of certain Toyota (7203.T), Honda (7267.T), Mazda (7261.T), BMW (BMWG.DE), Nissan (7201.T), Mitsubishi (7211.T), Subaru (9778.T), Chrysler (FCHA.MI), Ford (F.N) and General Motors (GM.N) vehicles to replace installed air bags as soon as possible.

In the expanded bulletin, Honda accounts for almost 5.1 million of the vehicles, Toyota 877,000 vehicles, Nissan almost 695,000 vehicles, BMW nearly 628,000 vehicles and Chrysler more than 371,000 vehicles.

None but the Lonely Heart – Pyotr Tchaikovsky, make music part of your life series


None but the Lonely Heart – Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Ballade for cello and piano Op.15 by Serge Prokofiev: make mosic part of your life series


Ballade for cello and piano Op.15 by Serge Prokofiev

 

Ryuichi Sakamoto – bibo no aozora: make music part of your life series


Ryuichi Sakamoto – bibo no aozora

Debussy, Printemps: Suite Symphonique. Pierre Boulez, great compositions/performances


Debussy, Printemps: Suite Symphonique. Pierre Boulez

Saint of the Day for Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014: St. Pope John Paul II


 

Karol J. Wojtyla, known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometres from Cracow, on May 18, 1920. He was the second of two sons … continue reading

Beatificazione Giovanni Paolo II – Beatification of Pope John Paul II – Karol Józef Wojtyla1/3

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today’s holiday: Hi Matsuri


Hi Matsuri

On the evening of October 22, people light bonfires along the narrow street leading to the Kuramadera Shrine in Kurama, a village in the mountains north of Kyoto, Japan. Fire is a purifying element according to Shinto teachings, and the village is believed to be protected from accidents on this night. Soon after dusk, torches are lit. Even babies are allowed to carry tiny torches made of twigs, while young men carry torches so large it sometimes takes several men to keep them upright. Everyone chants “Sai-rei! Sai-ryo!” (“Festival, good festival!”) as they walk through the streets. More… Discuss

quotation: Democracy… is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike. Plato


Democracy… is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.

Plato (427 BC347 BC) Discuss

today’s birthday: Curly Howard (1903)


Curly Howard (1903)

Jerome Lester Horwitz, a man best known as “Curly Howard” or simply “Curly,” was arguably the most popular member of the legendary comedy trio the Three Stooges. He appeared in nearly 100 Three Stooges shorts before suffering a career-ending stroke. According to brother and fellow Stooge Moe Howard, Curly often struggled with his lines and instead improvised the visual and vocal nonsense that became hallmarks of his character. Why did he shave his head for the role of Curly? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Kennedy Confirms Missile Presence in Cuba (1962)


 

English: Medium Range Ballistic Missile Launch...

English: Medium Range Ballistic Missile Launch Site 1, San Cristobal, Cuba 25 October 1962 (MRBM Launch Site 1) – Cuban missile crisis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Kennedy Confirms Missile Presence in Cuba (1962)

 

The Cuban Missile Crisis was a major Cold War confrontation that began when US reconnaissance flights uncovered Soviet missile sites in Cuba. President John F. Kennedy denounced the Soviet actions, imposed a naval blockade on Cuba, and vowed that the US would retaliate against any missile launched from Cuba. After hovering on the brink of war for several days, the two superpowers were able to reach a compromise. From which countries did the Soviets demand the withdrawal of American missiles? More… Discuss

This high-quality version of President Kennedy’s 10/22/62 Cuban Missile Crisis speech is somewhat rare, because it is complete and unedited. Usually only small bits and pieces of the speech are presented on television and in documentaries. But this is the entire 18-minute address from start to finish.

VIDEO SOURCE (NARA):
http://Amazon.com/dp/B000UWKJ0E

DOWNLOAD LINKS:
http://Archive.org/details/gov.archiv…

RELATED PROGRAM:
http://DVP-Potpourri.blogspot.com/201…

 


Paralysis Reversed with Olfactory Cells

A man paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack that severed his spine in 2010 has regained the ability to walk, with assistance, thanks to a pioneering new surgery that involved transplanting olfactory cells into his spinal cord. Olfactory ensheathing cells grow throughout life and can regenerate after injury, so researchers hypothesized that they would be ideally suited to help bridge the gap in the patient‘s spinal cord. Now, two years after the surgery, the patient is able to walk with the aid of a frame and has recovered some bladder, bowel, and sexual function. More… Discuss

Bayreuth Festival


Bayreuth Festival

Bayreuth, Germany, is home to this annual festival devoted to the performance of operas by Richard Wagner. Wagner launched the festival in 1876 to showcase a variety of German music and did not intend for his compositions to be the focus. The event was plagued by financial problems in its early years, but survived through state intervention and the support of influential Wagnerians, including Ludwig II of Bavaria and Adolf Hitler. Who did Hitler beg—unsuccessfully—to lead the festival? More… Discuss

word: nonce


nonce 

Definition: (noun) The present or particular occasion.
Synonyms: time being
Usage: Her tendency to discover a touch of sadness had for the nonce disappeared. Discuss.

Ebola: US restricts airport arrivals


Ebola: US restricts airport arrivals http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29719240