Daily Archives: March 8, 2015

France 24


Captured female pilot becomes symbol of Kiev’s resistance to Kremlin

http://f24.my/1wRuUyl

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CNN : The place that knows the secret to long life


The place that knows the secret to long life
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/06/health/blue-zone-long-life-nicoya/index.html

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CNN : Student council vetoes American flag ban


Student council vetoes American flag ban
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/08/living/feat-uc-irvine-student-council-ban-american-flag/index.html

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ISIS’ spread is headache for U.S.


ISIS’ spread is headache for U.S.
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/08/opinions/bergen-isis-boko-haram/index.html

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Offensive launched against Boko Haram


Offensive launched against Boko Haram
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/08/intl_world/boko-haram-chad-niger-offensive/index.html

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Station airs terror plot suspect interview


Station airs terror plot suspect interview
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/07/us/terror-plot-suspect-interview/index.html

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From NPR News


Obama: 50 Years After ‘Bloody Sunday,’ March Is Not Yet Over http://n.pr/1GbKRir

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Developers Continue Push To Make Virtual Reality Mainstream http://n.pr/1G8a3pY

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The high-climbing travel boss


The high-climbing travel boss http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31708323

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Nigeria truckers run Boko Haram risk


Nigeria truckers run Boko Haram risk http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31533391

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The photographer who made Australia his canvas


The photographer who made Australia his canvas http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-31760113

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When Americans drank all day long


When Americans drank all day long http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31741615

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The country training people to leave


The country training people to leave http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31762595

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Post-its from Georges


Post-its from Georges http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31768869

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Queen’s message praises Commonwealth


Queen’s message praises Commonwealth http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31789818

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Ransom bid for Michelangelo letter


Ransom bid for Michelangelo letter http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31790662

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Australian teens ‘tried to join IS’


Australian teens ‘tried to join IS’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-31791607

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Doping culture ‘still exists’


Doping culture ‘still exists’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/31788505

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Venezuela orders food store scanners


Venezuela orders food store scanners http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31791878

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In pictures: Thousands of Israelis rally against Netanyahu

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Video: Fighting for women’s rights in Afghanistan

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Chad, Niger launch joint offensive against Boko Haram in Nigeria

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Bulgarian bones could be John the Baptist’s


Bulgarian bones could be John the Baptist’s
http://www.cnn.com//2015/02/20/living/jesus-john-baptist-bones/index.html

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Emma Watson’s inspirational Facebook moment


Emma Watson’s inspirational Facebook moment
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/06/europe/emma-watson-he-for-she-international-womens-day/index.html

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Bergen: ISIS goes global


Bergen: ISIS goes global
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/08/opinions/bergen-isis-boko-haram/index.html

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Bergen: ISIS goes global


Bergen: ISIS goes global
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/08/opinions/bergen-isis-boko-haram/index.html

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From NPR News


Thousands In Israel Gather In Anti-Netanyahu Rally http://n.pr/1AT5c7D

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FDA Tests Turn Up Dairy Farmers Breaking The Law On Antibiotics http://n.pr/1G7nFBV

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Eurozone not viable, says fund boss


Eurozone not viable, says fund boss http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31791928

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† Prayer For World Peace (1986) – Pope John Paul II †: The Rosary The Vigil of the Feast of Pentecost


“Memento homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.”

†Prayer For World Peace (1986) – Pope John Paul II †

Johann Sebastian Bach – ”Little” Fugue in G minor, BMV 578


Johann Sebastian Bach – ”Little” Fugue in G minor, BMV 578

†AVE MARIA in good sound by Mirusia Louwerse with André Rieu (2008).†


†AVE MARIA in good sound by Mirusia Louwerse with André Rieu (2008).

Tommaso Albinoni: Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9, No. 2 (Han de Vries/Alma Musica Amsterdam)


Tommaso Albinoni: Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9, No. 2 (Han de Vries/Alma Musica Amsterdam)

 

 

Beethoven’s 5th Piano E-flat major, Op. 73 (Emperor) – Daniel Barenboim (whole concert)


©Beethoven’s 5th Piano E-flat major, Op. 73 (Emperor) – Daniel Barenboim (whole concert)

Saint of the Day for Sunday, March 8th, 2015: St. John of God


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St. John of God

From the time he was eight to the day he died, John followed every impulse of his heart. The challenge for him was to rush to follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit gave him, not his own human … continue reading

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THIS YEAR’S international Women’s Day 2015 EVENTS BY COUNTRY


International Women's Day

THIS YEAR’S international Women’s Day 2015 EVENTS BY COUNTRY

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International_Women’s_Day With Historic evolution of women’s rights movement


 

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International_Women’s_Day With Historic evolution of women’s rights movement (click to access article)

International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

1908
Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women’s oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.

1909
In accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman’s Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February. Women continued to celebrate NWD on the last Sunday of February until 1913.

1910
n 1910 a second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A woman named a Clara Zetkin (Leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled the idea of an International Women’s Day. She proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day – a Women’s Day – to press for their demands. The conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, representing unions, socialist parties, working women’s clubs, and including the first three women elected to the Finnish parliament, greeted Zetkin’s suggestion with unanimous approval and thus International Women’s Day was the result.

1911
Following the decision agreed at Copenhagen in 1911, International Women’s Day (IWD) was honoured the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on 19 March. More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women’s rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. However less than a week later on 25 March, the tragic ‘Triangle Fire’ in New York City took the lives of more than 140 working women, most of them Italian and Jewish immigrants. This disastrous event drew significant attention to working conditions and labour legislation in the United States that became a focus of subsequent International Women’s Day events. 1911 also saw women’s ‘Bread and Roses‘ campaign.

read more @ http://www.internationalwomensday.com/about.asp#.VPyzLy6WxL8
 

 

 

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History: International Women’s Day Sunday, March 8, 2015


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.

March 8

1618   Johann Kepler discovers the third Law of Planetary Motion.
1702   Queen Ann becomes the monarch of England upon the death of William III.
1790   George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address.
1853   The first bronze statue of Andrew Jackson is unveiled in Washington, D.C.
1855   The first train crosses Niagara Falls on a suspension bridge.
1862   On the second day of the Battle of Pea Ridge, Confederate forces, including some Indian troops, under General Earl Van Dorn suprise Union troops, but the Union troops win the battle.  
1862   The Confederate ironclad C.S.S. Virginia (formerly U.S.S. Merrimack) is launched.
1880   President Rutherford B. Hays declares that the United States will have jurisdiction over any canal built across the isthmus of Panama.
1904   The Bundestag in Germany lifts the ban on the Jesuit order of priests.
1908   The House of Commons, London, turns down the women’s suffrage bill.
1909   Pope Pius X lifts the church ban on interfaith marriages in Hungary.
1910   Baroness de Laroche becomes the first woman to obtain a pilot’s license in France.
1921   Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato is assassinated while leaving Parliament in Madrid.
1921   French troops occupy Dusseldorf.
1941   Martial law is proclaimed in Holland in order to extinguish any anti-Nazi protests.
1942   Japanese troops capture Rangoon, Burma.
1943   Japanese forces attack American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville. The battle will last five days.
1945   Phyllis Mae Daley recieves a commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She will become the first African-American nurse to serve duty in World War II.
1948   The U.S. Supreme Court rules that religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional.
1954   France and Vietnam open talks in Paris on a treaty to form the state of Indochina.
1961   Max Conrad circles the globe in a record time of eight days, 18 hours and 49 minutes in Piper Aztec.
1965   More than 4,000 Marines land at Da Nang in South Vietnam and become the first U.S. combat troops in Vietnam.
1966   Australia announces that it will triple the number of troops in Vietnam.
1970   The Nixon administration discloses the deaths of 27 Americans in Laos.
1973   Two bombs explode near Trafalgar Square in Great Britain injuring 234 people.
1982   The United States accuses the Soviets of killing 3,000 Afghans with poison gas.
1985   Thomas Creighton dies after having three heart transplants in a 46-hour period.

International Women’s Day

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Born on March 8

1783   Hannah Hoes Van Buren, wife of Martin Van Buren
1799   Simon Cameron, political boss.
1804   Alvan Clark, telescope manufacturer
1841   Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., U.S. Supreme Court Justice
1859   Kenneth Grahame, Scottish author (The Wind in the Willows).
1879   Otto Hahn, co-discoverer of nuclear fission
1902   Louise Beavers, film actress.
1923   Cyd Charisse, dancer, actress.
1923   John McPhee, writer (Oranges, A Sense of Where You Are).

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this pressed for your awareness: On International Women’s Day, a call for more than just awareness – CSMonitor.com


On International Women’s Day, a call for more than just awareness


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International Women’s Day 2015, which Google celebrated with a new Google Doodle, calls for progress that extends beyond activist hashtags.

By Rowena Lindsay, Staff Writer March 8, 2015

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This year, the United Nations’ theme for International Women’s Day is “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” The holiday is an opportunity to reflect on progress that has been made toward gender equality, but it also emphasizes the importance of action, not just awareness, in creating real change.

International Women’s Day, which Google acknowledged Sunday with a colorful Google Doodle featuring women in various professions, began in 1909 in New York as a socialist political rally. It has since grown to become an national holiday in more than two dozen countries.

via On International Women’s Day, a call for more than just awareness – CSMonitor.com.

today’s image: The Monitor vs. the Merrimack (Image Published by Currier & Ives, c1862 (Library of Congress))



The Monitor vs. the Merrimack

Two armored ships face off for the first time as the turreted Union ironclad Monitor engages Virginia — a Confederate casemate ram built on the salvaged hull of the former Union steam frigate Merrimack — at the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862.

Image Published by Currier & Ives, c1862 (Library of Congress)

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today’s holiday: Bridge Crossing Jubilee (2015)


Bridge Crossing Jubilee (2015)

This annual event in Selma, Alabama, commemorates “Bloody Sunday,” which occurred on March 7, 1965, when a group of about 525 African-American demonstrators gathered at Browns Chapel to demand the right to vote. Every year on the first weekend in March, the Bridge Crossing Jubilee commemorates both the bloody confrontation at the Pettus Bridge and the march from Selma to Montgomery that followed. Events include a parade, a Miss Jubilee Pageant, a mock trial, and a commemorative march to the bridge. Every five years, celebrants continue all the way to Montgomery. More… Discuss

quotation: Rene Descartes (about dreams)


I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.

Rene Descartes (1596-1650) Discuss

today’s birthday: Kenneth Grahame (1859)


Kenneth Grahame (1859)

Grahame was an English author best known for writing The Wind in the Willows, whose anthropomorphic animal characters—Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad—captivatingly combine human traits with authentic animal habits. Though a children’s classic, it has been enjoyed by readers of all ages since its publication in 1908. In addition to writing, Grahame worked as at the Bank of England for some time. What happened to him when a man supposedly opened fire on him at the bank in 1903? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: The Gnadenhütten Massacre (1782)


The Gnadenhütten Massacre (1782)

During the American Revolution, the Lenape, or Delaware, group of Native Americans found itself divided on the issue of which side, if any, to take in the conflict. Some members elected to fight against the Americans, while others—particularly Christian converts—remained neutral. In 1782, an American militia seeking revenge for Native American raids on frontier settlements killed 96 Christian Delawares in Gnadenhütten, Ohio. What military leader was later killed in retaliation for Gnadenhütten? More… Discuss

Article: Quinoa


Quinoa

Quinoa is a tall annual herb whose seeds have provided a staple food for peoples of the higher Andes since pre-Columbian times. In the Inca Empire, where only the potato was more widely grown, quinoa is said to have been sacred. The year’s first furrows were opened ceremoniously with a gold implement. In the US and other non-Andean nations, quinoa is now a popular alternative to rice and other grains for its higher protein content. What is typically removed from freshly harvested quinoa seeds? More… Discuss

Health- BBC: A dog has been used to sniff out thyroid cancer in people who had not yet been diagnosed, US researchers say.


Frankie the dogA dog has been used to sniff out thyroid cancer in people who had not yet been diagnosed, US researchers say.

Tests on 34 patients showed an 88% success rate in finding tumours.

The team, presenting their findings at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, said the animal had an “unbelievable” sense of smell.

Cancer Research UK said using dogs would be impractical, but discovering the chemicals the dogs can smell could lead to new tests.

The thyroid is a gland in the neck that produces hormones to regulate metabolism.

Thyroid tumours are relatively rare and are normally diagnosed by testing hormone levels in the blood and by using a needle to extract cells for testing.

Smelly jobCancers are defective, out-of-control cells. They have their own unique chemistry and release “volatile organic compounds” into the body.

The canine approach relies on dogs having 10 times the number of smell receptors as people and being able to pick out the unique smells being released by cancers.

The man’s best friend approach has already produced promising results in patients with bowel and lung cancers.

A team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) had previously showed that a dog could be trained to smell the difference between urine samples of patients with and without thyroid cancer.

Frankie the dogFrankie gave the correct diagnosis in 30 out of 34 cases

The next step was to see if it could be used as a diagnostic test.

Frankie the German Shepherd was trained to lie down when he could smell thyroid cancer in a sample and turn away if the urine was clean.

Thirty-four patients, who were going to hospital for conventional testing, took part in the trial.

Frankie gave the correct diagnosis in 30 out of 34 cases. There were two false positives and two patients who would have been incorrectly given the all-clear.

Dr Donald Bodenner, the chief of endocrine oncology at UAMS, said: “The capability of dogs to smell minute amounts is unbelievable.

“The medical community over the next few years is going to have a great appreciation [for them].

E-noseSome researchers are trying to strip out the canine-element and test for the unique pong of cancer with an “electronic nose”.

This approach is also being trailed outside of cancer and has been used to find dangerous infections such as Clostridium difficile.

Dr Bodenner added: “We would like to know what Frankie is smelling, nobody knows.”

Commenting on the findings Dr Jason Wexler, an endocrinologist in Washington, DC, argued: “This is a fascinating, interesting study and it has high potential in areas of the world that may not have access to biopsy techniques.

“There are many patients who are reluctant to undergo fine needle aspiration so I think that if you could design a technique where you have no invasive procedure that can have tremendous widespread appeal.”

But Dr Emma Smith, from Cancer Research UK, cautioned: “Although there’s some evidence that some trained dogs can sniff out the smelly molecules given off by cancers, there have been mixed results on how accurate they are and it’s not really practical to think about using dogs on a wide scale to detect the disease.

“But carrying out lab tests to understand what the dogs are smelling might help to inform the development of ‘electronic noses’ to detect the same molecules, which could lead to better diagnostic tests in the future.”

Dr Bodenner says it is an approach that he is actively pursuing.

Meanwhile, the lab is also trying to find a new home for canine-veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Instead of sniffing out bombs, they will be trained to hunt for cancer.

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Symptoms of thyroid cancer

  • A painless lump or swelling at the front of the neck below the Adam’s apple
  • Unexplained hoarseness that doesn’t get better after a few weeks
  • Sore throat or difficulty swallowing that doesn’t get better
  • Pain in the neck

Source: NHS Choices

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word: thither


thither

Definition: (adverb) To or toward that place; in that direction.
Synonyms: there
Usage: Let us stroll thither, and examine the matter nearer. Discuss.

Solar Impulse set for epic journey


Solar Impulse set for epic journey http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31772140

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Man spends night on Parliament roof


Man spends night on Parliament roof http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31785372

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Deadly attack hits UN base in Mali


Deadly attack hits UN base in Mali http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31788395

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