Daily Archives: February 5, 2015

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From BBC : Obama lauds ‘friend’ Dalai Lama


Obama lauds ‘friend’ Dalai Lama http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31152847

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From BBC : End ‘gross indignity’, says Greece


End ‘gross indignity’, says Greece http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31147112

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From BBC : Sony boss quits after email hack


Sony boss quits after email hack http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31157107

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From BBC : New Ukraine peace push launched


New Ukraine peace push launched http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31143983

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From BBC : Grand jury ‘chokehold’ records sought


Grand jury ‘chokehold’ records sought http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31152845

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From BBC : Children freed from Indian factories


Children freed from Indian factories http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31148074

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From NPR News


Jordan’s Military Conducts Airstrikes Against Islamic State Targets http://n.pr/1BXoj1n

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FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg To Step Down http://n.pr/1BX920q

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From NPR News


Al-Qaida in Yemen Says U.S. Drone Strike Killed Senior Cleric http://n.pr/1BX68sy

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Stuck In Traffic? It’s Likely To Be Worse In 30 Years, Report Says http://n.pr/1uYxwUA

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U.S. And NATO Seek New Ways To Help Secure Ukraine’s Border http://n.pr/1KukrJM

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today’s holiday: Pakistan Kashmir Solidarity Day (2015)


Pakistan Kashmir Solidarity Day (2015)

On February 5, 1990, Pakistanis protested against Indian rule in an armed uprising. More than 80,000 Kashmiris lost their lives during the demonstrations. Pakistan People’s Party Government leader Benazir Bhutto responded by declaring the day a public holiday. Along many of the major roads in the capital city, banners are displayed to show Pakistan‘s solidarity with the Kashmirs. A five-minute period of silence is observed to remember those who were killed in the uprising. In addition, every province plans its own events, including rallies or processions, seminars, and speeches. More… Discuss

quotation: Washington Irving


Who can look down upon the grave even of an enemy, and not feel a compunctious throb, that he should ever have warred with the poor handful of earth that lies moldering before him?Washington Irving (1783-1859) Discuss

today’s birthday: H.R. Giger (1940)


H.R. Giger (1940)

Giger was a Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer who became popular for providing concept art for the movies Alien and Species and won an Oscar for his work on the former in 1980. His work is often surreal and nightmarish and is recognizable for its frequent blending of human forms and mechanical or industrial elements. It is this “biomechanical” style for which Giger is best known. From where did the artist draw much of his early inspiration? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Hydrogen Bomb Lost in the Ocean (1958)


Hydrogen Bomb Lost in the Ocean (1958)

The Tybee Bomb is a 7,600-pound (3,500-kg) nuclear bomb containing 400 pounds (180 kg) of conventional high explosives and highly enriched uranium. During a simulated combat mission, the B-47 bomber carrying it collided with an F-86 fighter plane, and the bomb was jettisoned and lost. It is presumed to be somewhere in Wassaw Sound, off the shores of Georgia’s Tybee Island, but recovery efforts have been unsuccessful. In 2004, a retired air force pilot made what discovery in the case? More… Discuss

Harper Lee to Publish Second Novel


Harper Lee to Publish Second Novel

Harper Lee has announced that she will publish her second novel in 2015, a sequel of sorts to her beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee completed the manuscript, titled Go Set a Watchman, in the 1950s, but her editor persuaded her to more fully explore the childhood of the book’s main character, Scout, which resulted in To Kill a Mockingbird—until now, her only novel. Lee, now 88, became reacquainted with the manuscript when her lawyer came upon it last year. More… Discuss

Special Effects


Special Effects

Often relied upon heavily in the science fiction and action genres, special effects are techniques used in film and television to portray scenes that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as space travel. Common examples are the use of rear-screen projections, in which previously photographed material is projected behind the actors; the filming of miniature objects in such a way as to make them look larger; and the use of animation. What are “live” special effects? More… Discuss

baneful


baneful

Definition: (adjective) Causing harm, ruin, or death; harmful.
Synonyms: pernicious, pestilent, deadly
Usage: He instructed him in the poisonous qualities of arsenic, and furnished him with an ample supply of that baneful drug. Discuss.

From BBC : Screen time ‘harms teenagers’ sleep’


Screen time ‘harms teenagers’ sleep’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31089014

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From BBC : Too much jogging is ‘unhealthy’


Too much jogging is ‘unhealthy’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31095384

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From BBC : Guinea worm ‘will be eradicated soon’


Guinea worm ‘will be eradicated soon’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31100890

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From BBC : US senator questions hand-wash rules


US senator questions hand-wash rules http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31127704

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From BBC : Call to boost antibiotics funding


Call to boost antibiotics funding http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31128971

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From BBC : Freed Greste back home in Australia


Freed Greste back home in Australia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-31135514

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From BBC : Brian Williams sorry for Iraq story


Brian Williams sorry for Iraq story http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31143744

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From BBC : Iraq PM orders end to Baghdad curfew


Iraq PM orders end to Baghdad curfew http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31146013

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From BBC : Nato to boost Eastern Europe defence


Nato to boost Eastern Europe defence http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31142276

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From BBC : Twitter boss admits trolling failure


Twitter boss admits trolling failure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31146659

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