Daily Archives: November 28, 2014

‘Up to 13,000 slaves’ working in UK


‘Up to 13,000 slaves’ working in UK http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30255084

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Venezuela jail overdose kills 35


Venezuela jail overdose kills 35 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-30253935

IS ‘not weakened by air strikes’


IS ‘not weakened by air strikes’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30257783

Tensions return to Ferguson streets


http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/29/us/ferguson-protests/

Pope calls for an end to fundamentalism | Irish Examiner


http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/pope-calls-for-an-end-to-fundamentalism-300160.html

OnePlus, Cyanogen to part ways in India – SlashGear


http://www.slashgear.com/oneplus-cyanogen-to-part-ways-in-india-28357689/

Sierra Leone Will Soon Have More Ebola Infections Than Liberia | VICE News


https://news.vice.com/article/sierra-leone-will-soon-have-more-ebola-infections-than-liberia

White House Tested Limits of Powers Before Action on Immigration – NYTimes.com


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/11/29/us/white-house-tested-limits-of-powers-before-action-on-immigration.html?referrer=

White House Tested Limits of Powers Before Action on Immigration – NYTimes.com


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/11/29/us/white-house-tested-limits-of-powers-before-action-on-immigration.html?referrer=

How buckwheat sheds light on Russia’s soul


How buckwheat sheds light on Russia’s soul http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30248999

Iconic Mexican comic Chespirito dies


Iconic Mexican comic Chespirito dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-30256054

Day in pictures: 28 November 2014


Day in pictures: 28 November 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-30244842

Police called to Black Friday sales


Police called to Black Friday sales http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30241459

‘Anti-government’ gun attack in Texas


‘Anti-government’ gun attack in Texas http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30250905

this pressed for the environmental health: Mounting Electronic Waste Poses Major Threat to Environment, Health


Mounting Electronic Waste Poses Major Threat to Environment, Health

By Lauren Walker 11/28/14 at 1:32 PM
E-waste

E-waste

An employee arranges discarded computers at a newly opened electronic waste recycling factory in Wuhan, Hubei province. Stringer/ REUTERS

 

Filed Under: Tech & Science, Technology, Electronics, e-waste, Black Friday, Environment, Pollution

Excerpts: “…While the fact that 95.5 million Americans said they would shop on Black Friday is good news for retailers, it is a far less positive figure for the environment. Cheap electronics are one of the biggest draws for shoppers on the day (and indeed the rest of the year), but these immediate savings hide the ultimate collective cost – old electronics (e-waste) that are improperly disposed can result in environmental pollution with its attendant health risks, as well as data theft.

In 2012, the world amassed almost 49 million metric tons of e-waste, including everything from last generation cellphones and laptops to televisions and…”

via Mounting Electronic Waste Poses Major Threat to Environment, Health.

‘Why I Came To Help Fight Ebola’ – World Food Programme Uploaded on Nov 26, 2014


‘Why I Came To Help Fight Ebola’

this pressed: A little wisdom from someone who cares about freedom.


Pope condemns ‘barbaric violence’ of Islamic State


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0JB2E920141128?irpc=932

Pope call to combat fanaticism


Pope call to combat fanaticism http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30250098

‘Dozens die’ in Nigeria mosque blasts


‘Dozens die’ in Nigeria mosque blasts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30250950

WSJ


http://m.wsj.com/articles/european-parliament-approves-google-breakup-resolution-1417090210?mobile=y

U.N. torture watchdog urges U.S. to crack down on police brutality


French Lawmakers Debate Recognizing a Palestinian State – NYTimes.com


http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/11/29/world/europe/french-lawmakers-debate-recognizing-palestinian-state.html?referrer=

Extinct giant penguin found in shed


Extinct giant penguin found in shed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-30244190

Australia: Questions to Jon Donnison


Australia: Questions to Jon Donnison http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-29928910

Emergency repairs for cracked phones


Emergency repairs for cracked phones http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30232178

Austria arrests 13 jihadi suspects


Austria arrests 13 jihadi suspects http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30247357

Pope in Turkey to boost faith ties


Pope in Turkey to boost faith ties http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30239233

Ebola test results ‘in 15 minutes’


Ebola test results ‘in 15 minutes’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30243636

PM tells EU: ‘Back me on migration’


PM tells EU: ‘Back me on migration’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30224493

Mozart: Piano concerto n. No. 21 in C major, K.467 Pollini-Muti: great compositions/performances


Mozart: Piano concerto n. No. 21 in C major, K.467 Pollini-Muti

Edward Elgar – “Falstaff”- Symphonic study in C minor op. 68 – III Allegro Molto: make music part of your life series


Edward Elgar – “Falstaff“- Symphonic study in C minor op. 68 – III Allegro Molto

Antonin Dvorak – Rusalka – Song To The Moon: make music part of your life series


Antonin Dvorak – Rusalka – Song To The Moon

Schubert Rondo in A for Violin and String Quartet. James Buswell and Carpe Diem String Quartet: make music part of your life series


Schubert Rondo in A for Violin and String Quartet. James Buswell and Carpe Diem String Quartet.

Saint of the Day for Friday, November 28th, 2014: St. Catherine Laboure


Image of St. Catherine Laboure

St. Catherine Laboure

St. Catherine Laboure, virgin, was born on May 2, 1806. At an early age she entered the community of the Daughters of Charity, in Paris, France. Three times in 1830 the Virgin Mary appeared to St. … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Albania Independence Day


Albania Independence Day

The Albanian people proclaimed their independence from the Turks on this day in 1912. The Turks first invaded this part of Europe around 1400, and they ruled the country for more than 400 years. It wasn’t until the end of the Balkan War that Turkish rule was abolished and a proclamation of independence issued on November 28, 1912. Independence Day is a public holiday observed throughout Albania and is marked by a festive parade in Tirana, the capital. It is followed by Liberation Day on November 29, the day on which the invasions of German and Italian troops during World War II were ended in 1944. More… Discuss

quotation: We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet. E. M. Forster


We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

today’s birthday: Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908)


Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908)

Claude Lévi-Strauss—not to be confused with jeans manufacturer Levi Strauss—was a French anthropologist and leading exponent of structuralism, an anthropological theory that holds that cultures, like languages, can be viewed as systems of signs and analyzed in terms of the structural relations among their elements. Borrowing heavily from contemporary linguistics, his theory was a major departure from earlier “functionalist” theories. Why was Lévi-Strauss investigated by the FBI? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: First Serving Female British MP Elected (1919)


First Serving Female British MP Elected (1919)

American-born Nancy Witcher Astor, or Viscountess Astor, was the second woman elected to the British Parliament‘s House of Commons and the first to actually serve. She concentrated on women’s issues, temperance, and child welfare and was reelected many times, serving until 1945. Astor attracted a great deal of attention, much of it for her caustic and witty comments. She reportedly once said to Winston Churchill, “If you were my husband, I’d poison your tea!” What was his alleged response? More… Discuss

Watchmakers Wound Up about Watch Face Downloads


Watchmakers Wound Up about Watch Face Downloads

Many of those who have traded their traditional wristwatch for a smartwatch still want the look of an old-fashioned timepiece, and several websites now offer downloads of virtual faces. But the rise of downloadable watch faces has led many watch manufacturers to begin to crack down on the virtual copies of their designs. According to recent reports, several high-profile watch manufacturers recently sent legal notices to watch face download sites requesting that their designs be removed. More… Discuss

Guide Dogs


Guide Dogs

Guide dogs are service dogs that have been specially trained to help the visually impaired safely navigate their environments. The first school for guide dogs was established by the German government after World War I to provide service dogs to blinded veterans. Schools now exist in several European countries and in the US, where the pioneer Seeing Eye, Inc., founded by Dorothy Harrison Eustis in 1929, is one of the best known. What breeds are most frequently trained to be guide dogs? More… Discuss

word: detractor


detractor

Definition: (noun) One who disparages or belittles the worth of something.
Synonyms: depreciator, disparager, knocker
Usage: His stellar performance silenced many of his detractors. Discuss.

Graphene promise for body armour


Graphene promise for body armour http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30246089

UN declares emergency for Gaza flood


UN declares emergency for Gaza flood http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30243898

Pope Francis set for Turkey visit


Pope Francis set for Turkey visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30239233

PM to outline migrant benefit curbs


PM to outline migrant benefit curbs http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30224493

CBC News – Syrian Electronic Army: What is it and how is it hacking the media?


http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/technology/story/1.2852694