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How Nigeria and Senegal Halted Ebola When Other Countries Failed

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On July 20, the Ebola outbreak that had been simmering in West Africa for months, growing more out of control by the day, arrived in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country. It came in the form of a Liberian-American airline passenger named Jonathan Sawyer, who had left a treatment center in Monrovi
October 21, 2014 at 03:30AM

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When it comes to dealing with bullying, calmness is the key – Independent.ie

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When it comes to dealing with bullying, calmness is the key – Independent.ie.

Our instinct, as parents, is to fix the problem immediately, and we interrogate our child with hundreds of questions. We need all the information we can get in as short a time as possible so we can plough ahead with solving this problem. After all, that’s our job, isn’t it? To solve problems, and protect our children.

We must fight that urge, says Aine Lynch, and focus on giving our child our full attention. Bullying is a disempowering position to be in, and when a child has told you the news, the last thing they need is for you to go on is a solo crusade; it’s important to involve them in any decisions made on dealing with the situation. Sharing their story can also help them put it in perspective and maybe even help solve the issue. “The child has a unique and valuable knowledge of the situation, and is therefore in a better position to suggest what might and might not help”, says Lynch, “it’s our job as parents to teach and support our child to manage difficult situations in life – if parents take over the situation it is less likely that a child will learn coping skills in life that will help them deal with every difficult turn.”…

A Deadly Legacy in Iraq – NYTimes.com

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A Deadly Legacy in Iraq – NYTimes.com.

Another chapter has been added to the dismal legacy of America’s involvement in Iraq. An investigation by C.J. Chivers, published in The Times on Wednesday, found that American and American-trained Iraqi troops discovered thousands of abandoned and highly dangerous chemical weapons left over from the rule of Saddam Hussein. These weapons, found from 2004 to 2011, wounded troops from both armies. There are now fears that some could fall into the hands of fighters for the Islamic State, which now controls much of the territory where the weapons were found.

These weapons are not the chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction that the George W. Bush administration claimed as the excuse for embarking on the Iraq war and that, it turned out, did not exist. Instead, they are aged remnants left over from an earlier chemical weapons program in the late-1970s and 1980s that was shut down in 1991. Mr. Hussein used the weapons against Iran in a war from 1980-88

Ebola takes toll on the Gambia from beyond its borders | World news | The Guardian

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Ebola takes toll on the Gambia from beyond its borders | World news | The Guardian.

Omar Jarju looks out across a row of empty sunbeds around the Djeliba hotel’s perfectly maintained pool, a few steps from the palm-fringed Kololi beach on the Gambia’s Atlantic coast. “Every day in my inbox I get emails from clients, who tell me they’ve been warned not to come,” he says, despondently. “They say ‘Omar do you have Ebola?’ and I say ‘Oh for God’s sake, no!’. Ebola is killing us, whether we have it or not.”

This week is only the start of the Gambia’s tourist season but Jarju, manager at the Djeliba, says the hotel is only 47% full, compared with 67% last year. Headlines about the rapid spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea are having a serious knock-on effect for other countries in the continent, according to the Gambia’s ministry of tourism…

Supersonic Flight, Sonic Booms

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Peter Singhatey:

Very informative. Great article!!!

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Sound travels at about 760 miles per hour, or 340 meters per second and about 661 knots on an average day at sea level. And sometimes, you can almost see it. Going close to that speed through air can cause some unusual visual effects. This compiled footage includes F-14s, standard and Blue Angels F-18s, plus the SR-71 and an Atlas Rocket launch. AVweb contacted sources at NASA to research the phenomena.

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Marathon Preparation

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Marathon Preparation.

counteract the hard work and planning of the last several months to a year. Following a few basic guidelines can minimize any excess damage to the body and make the race experience more pleasant for the runner.

The week prior to the race:

  • The last long run should take place 3 weeks prior to the marathon. It takes that long for the training-induced muscle damage to resolve. Trying to add in 1 more long run might be a recipe for disaster. There will be minimal gain, if anything, and may cause the athlete to suffer from “dead legs” during the event….

Russia’s Formula One debut sets Sochi’s Olympic Park alight | Russia Beyond The Headlines

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Russia’s Formula One debut sets Sochi’s Olympic Park alight | Russia Beyond The Headlines.

Russia’s first ever Formula One Grand Prix drew plaudits for its organization and setting, with emotions running high for many fans who witnessed the spectacle at the Sochi Autodrom on Russia’s Black Sea coast on Sunday, Oct. 12. Although rookie Russian driver Daniil Kvyat failed to take the opportunity offered by his best ever qualifying position, coming in 14th despite starting fifth on the grid, the overwhelming feeling was one of positivity for the hosts of the newest addition to the Formula One calendar. Formula 1 rolls into Sochi British driver Lewis Hamilton took home the first trophy ever to be won at Russia’s F1 Grand Prix, presented to him by Russian President Vladimir Putin, while Hamilton’s Mercedes team won the trophy for best constructor.
Source: Russia Beyond the Headlines – http://rbth.co.uk/sport/2014/10/13/russias_formula_one_debut_sets_sochis_olympic_park_alight_40575.html)

 

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