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word: recompense


recompense

Definition: (verb) To award compensation for; make a return for.
Synonyms: compensate, indemnify, repair
Usage: I wish to recompense you for the time and money that you spent while helping my sister find her lost dog. Discuss.

today’s image: Osa and Martin Johnson (painting: Andrew Whyte, Norwalk, Connecticut)



Osa and Martin Johnson

In the 1930s, Kansas husband-and-wife team Osa and Martin Johnson — flying two Sikorsky amphibian aircraft painted in animal motifs — covered 60,000 miles and photographed the land and peoples of Africa. The Johnsons introduced Depression-era audiences to the beauty of East Africa with their popular travel books and safari documentary films like Baboona.

Painting: Andrew Whyte, Norwalk, Connecticut

Read more fascinating stories about early flying adventures in  Aviation History.

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this pressed: Banned in Connecticut


Polaris was seeking the designation to allow owners to register the vehicles and use them on Connecticut roads.

The Waterbury Republican-American reports the DMV sent a letter to Polaris last week saying the Slingshot more closely resembles an automobile, a designation that would require it to meet more stringent safety standards.

The DMV has suggested Polaris go to the state Legislature to create a new classification for the vehicle.

The state definition of a motorcycle excludes vehicles that have an enclosed driver’s seat and an enclosed motor, and the Slingshot has both.

Related: Texas explains why the Polaris Slingshot missed the mark

19/12/2014 16:19 by: Fox New

via Banned in Connecticut.

Rule Changes May Shorten Wait for Transplants


Rule Changes May Shorten Wait for Transplants

The waiting time for kidney transplants from deceased donors could be reduced for some of the more than 100,000 people in need in the US thanks to new guidelines. The rules for the process were recently revised by the United Network for Organ Sharing, under the direction of the US government. Patients will now be credited with time on the wait list as soon as they start dialysis, and young patients will receive healthy kidneys from young donors—a preventative measure intended to keep them from returning to the wait list for a re-transplant later in life. More… Discuss

this pressed: Family of 6 quarantined in Connecticut over Ebola fears


Family of 6 quarantined in Connecticut over Ebola fears. |The Truth24.com

this pressed: Meet Kevin Counihan, The New ‘Obamacare CEO’ – Forbes


 

Meet Kevin Counihan, The New ‘Obamacare CEO’ – Forbes.

Gulf Dead Zone Roughly the Size of Connecticut


Gulf Dead Zone Roughly the Size of Connecticut

Human activities have created a “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico that is roughly the size of the state of Connecticut—about 5,000 square miles (13,000 sq km). Though this is several thousand square miles smaller than it was at its peak, it remains the second-largest dead zone in the world. Dead zones develop when there is insufficient oxygen near the ocean floor to support marine life. In most cases, this results from an overgrowth of algae fed by excessive nutrient runoff from farming and other human activities. More… Discuss

quotation: You can’t depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.


 

You can’t depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.

 

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

 

this day in the yesteryear: Hartford Circus Fire (1944)


Hartford Circus Fire (1944)

The Hartford Circus Fire was one of the worst fire disasters in US history. While thousands of spectators in Hartford, Connecticut, were enjoying an afternoon performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, a fire broke out in the tent. The big top, waterproofed with a coating of paraffin and gasoline, quickly collapsed in flames, trapping hundreds beneath it. About 169 people died. What song is traditionally used by circuses to discretely alert staff when an emergency arises? More… Discuss

Memories From Downey with love: The Carpenters – “Top Of The World” (the cold war era looked quite idyllic…but then most past memories are)



Such a feelin’s comin’ over me
There is wonder in most everything I see
Not a cloud in the sky
Got the sun in my eyes
And I won’t be surprised if it’s a dream

Everything I want the world to be
Is now coming true especially for me
And the reason is clear
It’s because you are here
You’re the nearest thing to heaven that I’ve seen

I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around
Your love’s put me at the top of the world

Something in the wind has learned my name
And it’s tellin’ me that things are not the same
In the leaves on the trees and the touch of the breeze
There’s a pleasin’ sense of happiness for me

There is only one wish on my mind
When this day is through I hope that I will find
That tomorrow will be just the same for you and me
All I need will be mine if you are here

I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around
Your love’s put me at the top of the world

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Carpenters were both born at Grace-New Haven Hospital (now called Yale-New Haven Hospital) in New Haven, Connecticut, to parents Harold and Agnes.[12] Continue reading

Lyme Disease:


Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis,[1] is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia.[2][3] Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto[4] is the main cause of Lyme disease in the United States, whereas Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii cause most European cases. The disease is named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut, USA, where a number of cases were identified in 1975. Although Allen Steere realized Lyme disease was a tick-borne disease in 1978, the cause of the disease remained a mystery until 1981, when B. burgdorferi was identified by Willy Burgdorfer.
Learn more about  Lyme Disease and other diseases transmitted by tics at:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_disease