Daily Archives: January 28, 2015

From BBC : McDonald’s boss steps down


McDonald’s boss steps down http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31033138

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From BBC : How Russia outfoxes its enemies


How Russia outfoxes its enemies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31020283

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From BBC : Nuclear scientist jailed in US


Nuclear scientist jailed in US http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31033686

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From BBC : Inquest hears of Sydney siege deaths


Inquest hears of Sydney siege deaths http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-31033369

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From NBC : Nearly 200 Possibly Exposed to Measles at Arizona Hospital


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From NBC : 5,300-Year-Old Mummified Iceman Had 61 Tattoos


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From NBC : Five Things You Need To Know About Measles


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From BBC : Day in pictures: 28 January 2015


Day in pictures: 28 January 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-31017150

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From BBC : Five things Syriza wants for Greece


Five things Syriza wants for Greece http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31003070

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From BBC : In pictures: Destruction in Kobane


In pictures: Destruction in Kobane http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-31018685

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From BBC : ‘We nearly dropped Churchill’s coffin’


‘We nearly dropped Churchill’s coffin’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30981155

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From BBC : Russia boycotts European rights body


Russia boycotts European rights body http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31032034

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From BBC : Castro issues Guantanamo Bay demand


Castro issues Guantanamo Bay demand http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31029946

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USA TODAY: Calif. school releases students unvaccinated for measles


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Calif. school releases students unvaccinated for measles

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From France 24 : India sex-test ad ban for tech firms


India sex-test ad ban for tech firms http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-31028921

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From France 24 : ‘Sanction tech firms’, says Hollande


‘Sanction tech firms’, says Hollande http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31020415

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From BBC : US warns of more sanctions on Russia


US warns of more sanctions on Russia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31018092

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From BBC : Iran picks new United Nations envoy


Iran picks new United Nations envoy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31025560

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From BBC : US law ‘chief’ defends migrant action


US law ‘chief’ defends migrant action http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31025783

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USA TODAY: Johnny Depp: A chupacabra ‘attacked’ me


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Johnny Depp: A chupacabra ‘attacked’ me

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USA TODAY: ‘We Are the World’ happened 30 years ago


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‘We Are the World’ happened 30 years ago

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USA TODAY: Report: Budget cuts hit anti-Obama states more


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Report: Budget cuts hit anti-Obama states more

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USA TODAY: How ISIL was halted in Kobani


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How ISIL was halted in Kobani

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From BBC : Egypt doctor ‘convicted in FGM case’


Egypt doctor ‘convicted in FGM case’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30983027

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From BBC : Double-chin jab approval sought


Double-chin jab approval sought http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30997396

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From BBC : High cholesterol in mid-life risky


High cholesterol in mid-life risky http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30983276

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From BBC : Dementia ‘link’ to common drugs


Dementia ‘link’ to common drugs http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30988643

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From BBC : Bank chief warns of pandemic threat


Bank chief warns of pandemic threat http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-31013636

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From BBC news: Argentina Jews boycott memorial


Argentina Jews boycott memorial http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31014737

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From BBC : North Korea leader to visit Russia


North Korea leader to visit Russia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31015079

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From BBC: E. coli found in Winnipeg water


E. coli found in Winnipeg water http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31025781

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From BBC: Suicide attack against Mali Tuaregs


Suicide attack against Mali Tuaregs http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31021892

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From BBC: New resignations hit Germany’s Pegida


New resignations hit Germany’s Pegida http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31018097

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From BBC: AI will not kill us, says Microsoft


AI will not kill us, says Microsoft http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31023741

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From BBC: Israel-Hezbollah clashes kill three


Israel-Hezbollah clashes kill three http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31015862

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From NPR News


Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking? http://n.pr/1BklOpC

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VA Steps Up Programs As More Veterans Enter Hospice Care http://n.pr/1ysr1JL

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From France 24


Paris to ban the most polluting diesel vehicles by July 2015

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From France 24


‘You will die alone,’ France warns would-be jihadists

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Jordan: We’ll swap terrorist for ISIS captive


Jordan: We’ll swap terrorist for ISIS captive
http://www.cnn.com//2015/01/28/world/isis-japan-jordan-hostages/index.html

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Happy Birthday Mozart – Week: Mozart – Piano Sonatas – Classical Music (COMPLETE)


Mozart – Piano Sonatas – Classical Music (COMPLETE)

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History


Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

January 28

28   The Roman Emperor Nerva names Trajan, an army general, as his successor.
1547   Henry VIII of England dies and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Edward VI.
1757   Ahmed Shah, the first King of Afghanistan, occupies Delhi and annexes the Punjab.
1792   Rebellious slaves in Santo Domingo launch an attack on the city of Cap.
1871   Surrounded by Prussian troops and suffering from famine, the French army in Paris surrenders. During the siege, balloons were used to keep contact with the outside world.
1915   The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.
1915   The German navy attacks the U.S. freighter William P. Frye, loaded with wheat for Britain.
1921   Albert Einstein startles Berlin by suggesting the possibility of measuring the universe.
1932   The Japanese attack Shanghai, China, and declare martial law.
1936   A fellow prison inmate slashes infamous kidnapper, Richard Loeb, to death.
1941   French General Charles DeGaulle‘s Free French forces sack south Libya oasis.
1945   Chiang Kai-shek renames the Ledo-Burma Road the Stilwell Road, in honor of General Joseph Stilwell.
1955   The U.S. Congress passes a bill allowing mobilization of troops if China should attack Taiwan.
1964   The Soviets down a U.S. jet over East Germany killing three.
1970   Israeli fighter jets attack the suburbs of Cairo.
1986   The space shuttle Challenger explodes just after liftoff.
Born on January 28
1693   Anna “Ivanovna”, Tsarina of Russia.
1706   John Baskerville, inventor of the “hot-pressing” method of printing.
1853   Jose Marti, Cuban poet and journalist, known as the “Apostle of the Cuban Revolution.”
1912   Jackson Pollock, influential abstract expressionist painter.

picture of the day: The Loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger and all the crew members on board



The Loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger
On January 28, 1986, 73 seconds into its 10th launch, Americans watched in horror as the space shuttle Challenger (STS-51L) exploded in midair, killing its crew of seven–Navy pilot Michael J. Smith, Commander Francis Scobee and mission specialist Ronald McNair, front row; mission specialist Ellison Onizuka, first teacher in space Christa McAuliffe, payload specialist Gregory Jarvis and mission specialist Judith Resnik, back row.

President Ronald Reagan spoke to the nation from the Oval Office that afternoon, explaining the tragedy to the nation’s schoolchildren: ‘The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted. It belongs to the brave…. The crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they lived their lives. We will never forget them nor the last time we saw them this morning as they prepared for their journey and waved good-bye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God.”

Space shuttle flights were suspended until 1988. An independent U.S. commission blamed the disaster on unusually cold temperatures that morning and the failure of the O-rings, a set of gaskets in the rocket boosters.

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 : St. Thomas Aquinas


today’s holiday: St. Charlemagne’s Day (2015)


St. Charlemagne’s Day (2015)

Charlemagne wasn’t actually a saint at all; he was an emperor and the first ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, crowned in 800 by Pope Leo III. Although he was never able to read and write himself, Charlemagne, whose name means “Charles the Great,” founded the University of Paris. In fact, his reign was marked by a huge cultural revival, including significant advances in scholarship, literature, and philosophy. He died on January 28, 814. More… Discuss

quotation: Charlotte Perkins Gilman


The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) Discuss

today’s birthday: José Martí (1853)


José Martí (1853)

A poet as well as a man of action, Martí was a writer and revolutionary who dedicated his life to the cause of Cuban independence. At the age of 16, he was arrested for treason and eventually deported. He returned from exile in 1878, only to be exiled again the next year. Having made his way to the US, he founded the Cuban Revolutionary party, but he was killed in battle before seeing the fruits of his labors—Cuban independence. Martí’s “Versos Sencillos” serve as the lyrics of what famous song? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Space Shuttle Challenger Breaks Apart (1986)


Space Shuttle Challenger Breaks Apart (1986)

Seventy-three seconds into its launch, the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated, killing everyone on board. Investigators concluded that an O-ring—a rubber seal located in the right booster engine—had failed due to cold weather at the time of launch, causing a chain reaction that led to the orbiter’s ultimate disintegration. The tragic event was captured on film, and many children viewed the launch live because schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe was on board. Why was she on the shuttle? More… Discuss

Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion (GRAPHIC)

Preemies Slower to Pair Up Later in Life


Preemies Slower to Pair Up Later in Life

Studies have already suggested that babies born prematurely often grow up to be cautious individuals, and now, Finnish scientists have linked that tendency directly to love and sex. By comparing questionnaires from “preemies” now in their twenties with those filled out by peers born at full-term, the researchers found that preemies were 20 percent less likely to have ever lived with a significant other, and 24 percent less likely to be sexually active. Neonatologists, however, maintain that other factors, such as maternal income and education, are the best predictor of children’s future health and welfare. More… Discuss

Sandstone


Sandstone

Sandstone is a sedimentary rock formed when

English: A classification chart of sedimentary...

English: A classification chart of sedimentary rocks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

grains of sand have been cemented together by a material such as silica, iron oxide, or calcium carbonate. It usually consists mainly of quartz and can vary in color from yellow or red to gray or brown. Sandstone’s porous nature makes it ideal for aquifers, and it is also widely used in construction and industry. Why is sandstone commonly used for decorative features in buildings? More… Discuss