Daily Archives: December 1, 2014

Kosta Karageorge’s death reignites brain injury debate | abc7chicago.com


http://abc7chicago.com/health/kosta-karageorges-death-reignites-brain-injury-debate/417647/

Video: Ramallah welcomes French vote on Palestinian statehood


Video: Ramallah welcomes French vote on Palestinian statehood

http://f24.my/1yaHU01

Midlife Diabetes Linked to Memory Problems Later


http://mobile.philly.com/health/?wss=/philly/health&id=284393341

HIV evolving ‘into milder form’


HIV evolving ‘into milder form’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30254697

Fleetwood Mac to top Isle of Wight


Fleetwood Mac to top Isle of Wight http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/30284149

India actress Gauhar Khan slapped


India actress Gauhar Khan slapped http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-30272285

How Will Republicans Rebuke Obama on Immigration? – Atlantic Mobile


http://m.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/12/how-will-republicans-rebuke-obama-on-immigration/383294/

In fight against IS, Iraqi PM sacks 24 officials – The Washington Post


http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/un-more-than-1200-iraqis-killed-in-november/2014/12/01/2d9933b4-7951-11e4-9721-80b3d95a28a9_story.html


Angry French bosses take to the streets of Paris

http://f24.my/1tDeyRt


Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis flee jihadist threat for precarious life in camps

http://f24.my/1tE3OlV


EU stance forces Russia to scrap S. Stream pipeline, says Putin

http://f24.my/12fWIhM


ICC upholds Congolese warlord Lubanga’s conviction

http://f24.my/12fmF10


AIDS: No ready cure, but eradication ‘on the horizon’

http://f24.my/1tDYhMi


Doru Stanculescu – Hai, hai, haidi, hai (Pe sub flori ma leganai)

Rimsky-Korsakov – Christmas Eve: Orchestral Suite (1895): Great compositions/performances


Rimsky-Korsakov – Christmas Eve: Orchestral Suite (1895)

FBI warns military members: Be on alert for Islamic State


http://www.freep.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/01/fbi-warns-military-members-alert-islamic-state/19737585/

Changing behaviour to tackle Ebola


Changing behaviour to tackle Ebola http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30279932

Critic of Obama daughters resigns


Critic of Obama daughters resigns http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30281738

Archaeology Volunteering in Romania: Volunteer in Romania


In Romania, volunteers on the Archaeology project are based in various locations, although the main base will be Deva, a city with 80,000 inhabitants. In ancient times Deva was a Dacian fortress called Decidava. Nowadays, it is the capital city of the Hunedoara district, an area with an extensive and fascinating history.Volunteers work with a number of archaeological groups, including Romania’s Museum of History where they investigate ancient Dacia and the medieval environs of Transylvania. Archaeological sites found in the Carpathian Mountains and plains below have already yielded some remarkable information about the time of the infamous Vlad-the-Impaler, the supposed inspiration for the Dracula legend.Our Archaeology placements are a great way to learn about civilisations that have long-since disappeared. Through clues, investigations and practical research you can attempt to reconstruct many aspects of their way of life whilst collaborating with some of the best specialists in the periods from Neolithic to Medieval

via Archaeology Volunteering in Romania: Volunteer in Romania.


IS group incurs heavy losses in Syria’s Kobane

http://f24.my/1vZcLOa


Pope Francis urges Muslim leaders to condemn terrorism

http://f24.my/1tCLmtP


Canadian to head organisation of Francophone countries

http://f24.my/1HP3ATm

this pressed: Putin in Turkey Amid Syria Differences (Him and Pope Francis!)


Putin in Turkey Amid Syria Differences

Putin will be welcomed at Erdogan‘s new mega-palace that has drawn the ire of Turkish opposition parties, environmentalists and activists who say the 1,000-room complex is too costly and extravagant and went ahead despite a court ruling. Putin is the second foreign dignitary to receive an official welcome at the palace, after Pope Francis who visited on Friday.

01/12/2014 13:21 by: ABC News: Top

via Putin in Turkey Amid Syria Differences.

Saint of the Day for Monday, December 1st, 2014: St. Eligius


today’s holiday: Romania National Day


Romania National Day

The national holiday of Romania has been celebrated since 1990, after the fall of the Romanian Communist Party head Nicolae Ceausescu, with military parades, speeches, and a holiday from work. This day marks the unification in 1918 of Romania and Transylvania and the formation of the Romanian state within its present-day boundaries. Romania’s full independence had been recognized in 1878, but Transylvania had remained outside the new state. On December 1, a Romanian assembly passed the resolution of unity celebrated on National Day. More… Discuss

Stone Age Ax Found with Wooden Handle Intact


Stone Age Ax Found with Wooden Handle Intact

Archeologists on the Danish island of Lolland have uncovered a 5,500-year-old Neolithic axe with an intact wooden handle—an extremely rare discovery. The Stone Age artifact was found during excavations conducted prior to a tunnel project. It was unearthed in what was once seabed, perhaps deposited there as a ritual offering. Experts say the lack of oxygen in the clay where it was found likely helped to preserve the axe. Recent excavations nearby also uncovered 5,000-year-old human footprints. More… Discuss

quotation: Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realize the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom. Bertrand Russell


Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) Discuss

today’s birthday: Anna Comnena (1083)


Anna Comnena (1083)

The daughter of Emperor Alexius I of Byzantium, Anna plotted, both during and after her father’s reign, against her brother, John II, in the hopes of placing her husband on the throne. After the plot failed, the princess retired to a convent, where she proceeded to pen a biography of her father, the Alexiad, that is recognized today as one of the outstanding Greek historical works of the Middle Ages. Who was Anna’s coconspirator in the plot against her brother? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat (1955)


Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat (1955)

Dubbed the “Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement” by the US Congress, Rosa Parks was an African-American civil rights activist who became famous in 1955 for refusing to vacate her seat on a municipal bus for a white man. This act of civil disobedience sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which launched Martin Luther King, Jr., into prominence and became one of the largest and most successful movements against racial segregation. How many thousands of commuters took part in the boycott? More… Discuss

Archaeology Volunteering in Romania: Volunteer in Romania


In Romania, volunteers on the Archaeology project are based in various locations, although the main base will be Deva, a city with 80,000 inhabitants. In ancient times Deva was a Dacian fortress called Decidava. Nowadays, it is the capital city of the Hunedoara district, an area with an extensive and fascinating history.

Volunteers work with a number of archaeological groups, including Romania’s Museum of History where they investigate ancient Dacia and the medieval environs of Transylvania. Archaeological sites found in the Carpathian Mountains and plains below have already yielded some remarkable information about the time of the infamous Vlad-the-Impaler, the supposed inspiration for the Dracula legend.

Our Archaeology placements are a great way to learn about civilisations that have long-since disappeared. Through clues, investigations and practical research you can attempt to reconstruct many aspects of their way of life whilst collaborating with some of the best specialists in the periods from Neolithic to Medieval

via Archaeology Volunteering in Romania: Volunteer in Romania.

Rice Paddies


Rice Paddies

In Asian countries where traditional methods of rice cultivation are practiced, rice is grown in flooded fields called rice paddies. The fields are first prepared by plowing, fertilizing, and smoothing, and seedlings are started in seedling beds. They are then transplanted by hand to the fields, which have been flooded by rain or river water. Irrigation is maintained by dike-controlled canals or by hand watering until the fields are drained for harvesting. What is the origin of the word “paddy”? More… Discuss

word: edacious


edacious 

Definition: (adjective) Characterized by voracity; devouring.
Synonyms: ravenous, voracious, wolfish, esurient, rapacious, ravening
Usage: The edacious vultures soon devoured the animal’s remains. Discuss.

St. Louis police group blasts Rams’ ‘hands up’ gesture


http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/usanow/2014/12/01/19728679/

Insight – Afghan forces ill equipped to fight Taliban without NATO


http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUKKCN0JE0VT20141201?irpc=932

Middle East / N. Africa – World


http://m.ft.com/cms/s/0/c2d47868-78ab-11e4-a33c-00144feabdc0.html

Why Obama’s executive action on immigration excluded parents of ‘dreamers’ – The Washington Post


http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/why-obamas-executive-action-on-immigration-excluded-parents-of-dreamers/2014/11/29/325a404e-757a-11e4-bd1b-03009bd3e984_story.html

Gillian Anderson wins theatre award


Gillian Anderson wins theatre award http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30271792

Pro-EU parties edge Moldova poll


Pro-EU parties edge Moldova poll http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30265985