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Cynthia Kelly

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Christ The Redeemer Statue Turns Green In Solidarity With People's Climate March

"Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue got a makeover to honor climate activism as the UN's Climate Summit approaches on Tuesday."

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Christ The Redeemer Turns Green For People's Climate March

Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue got a makeover to honor climate activism as the UN's Climate Summit approaches on Tuesday.

Typically stark grey, the 98-foot Christ statue glowed green above Rio in solidarity with the Sunday Peop...

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"The Secret Service on Saturday launched a security review to learn how a man carrying a knife was able to get inside the front door of the White House on Friday night after jumping a fence and sprinting more than 70 yards across the North Lawn — the first time that has ever happened."

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White House intruder was armed with a knife

The Secret Service on Saturday launched a security review to learn how a man carrying a knife was able to get inside the front door of the White House on Friday night after jumping a fence and sprinting more than 70 yards across the North Lawn — the first time that has ever happened.

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SpaceX Launches Dragon Cargo Ship for NASA in 'Fantastic' Night Flight

"The private spaceflight company SpaceX lit up the night sky over Florida early Sunday (Sept. 21) with the spectacular launch of Dragon spacecraft packed with supplies — including the first 3D printer in space and a troop of 20 mice — for the International Space Station. "

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SpaceX Launches Dragon Cargo Ship for NASA in 'Fantastic' Night Flight

SpaceX's Dragon capsule soared into orbit on a delivery run to the International Space Station with more than 2.5 tons of astronaut supplies, science experiments and other cargo, including 20 mice and the first 3D printer built for space.

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People's Climate March: thousands demand action around the world – live

The Guardian: "Australian bloggers, Alexander White, has written a post on the today’s marches and the “tipping point” that he believes climate campaigners are approaching:

This global event is an amazing confluence of international civic action, a full twenty-four hours of people power calling for the de-carbonisation of our world. The fact that it can happen at all is a reason to be a climate optimist.

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"It is heartening that increasingly environment groups are joining forces with other civil society groups like unions, faith groups and development agencies. Internationally, unions are building a global campaign under the banner “no jobs on a dead planet”.

These alliances and campaigns in civil society, as well as ones in the business world, are the start of a positive civil society “tipping point”, guided by the optimistic hope that we can still act to stop global warming."

- The Guardian

#peoplesclimate   #peoplesclimatemarch   #globalwarming   #climatechange   #evironment   #worldnews   #politics   #news  

People's Climate March: thousands demand action around the world – live

Tens of thousands of people across 150 countries are taking to the streets to march for action on climate changeDubbed the People’s Climate March, it has been flagged as the biggest global call-to-action on climate change in historyPeople are demanding world leaders take action on climate change as they prepare for a United Nations summit in New York on MondayAre you taking part? Share your photos and videos via GuardianWitness

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September 20, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Had a great time today at The Geek Gathering of 2014, which is held in Sheffield, Alabama USA. It is happening today, and tomorrow. This is the 2nd. gathering, first held in 2013.

#thegeekgathering   #geekgathering   #shoals   #geeky   #doctorwho   #comics   #comicbooks  

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September 19, 2014 5 comments 0 shares 13 plus ones
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Thanks for adding motion to my photos +Google 

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September 18, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 5 plus ones
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"Leaders on both sides of the campaign have argued that, economically, Scots get the short end of a short stick. Economic growth in Scotland lags behind the U.K. average, as does GDP per capita and the unemployment rate. Scots tend to be older and sicker than English people—and babies born in Glasgow have the lowest life expectancy in the United Kingdom. More than 800,000 (out of 5.3 million) Scottish residents live in poverty, and income inequality is widening."

- The Atlantic

#news   #worldnews   #scotland   #england   #labour   #tories   #economics   #UK   #vote  

Scotland: The World's First Referendum on Inequality?

What the independence campaign has in common with Occupy Wall Street

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September 18, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 4 plus ones
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"Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney and were holding six people, including the suspected ringleader, officials said."

- ABC

#news   #antiisis   #isis   #australia   #law   #sydney   #terrorism  

Australian Police: Raids Thwarted Beheading Plot - ABC News

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September 18, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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What Internet vernacular reveals about the evolution of language.

#LOL   #language   #education   #internet   #linguistics  

The Linguistics of LOL

What Internet vernacular reveals about the evolution of language

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September 18, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Darren Wilson testified on Tuesday for four hours about his August 9 shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old, reports say.

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Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown testifies to grand jury – reports

Darren Wilson testified on Tuesday for four hours about his August 9 shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old, reports say

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September 18, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 3 plus ones
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At Malaysian electronics factories, nearly one third of all migrant workers are effectively trapped in their jobs.

#news   #technology   #electronics   #jobs   #labor   #malaysia  

US-backed study finds forced labor at core of electronics industry

Migrant workers at electronics factories in Malaysia are suffering under forced labor, according to a US-backed report released this week. The report from Verité, a Massachusetts-based labor...

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"China committed about 20 cyberattacks across a year-long period on defense contractors working with the government agency responsible for the transportation of military forces and equipment, according to a newly declassified Senate report.

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday released the findings of an investigation into the computer intrusions of a sample of contractors that worked with the U.S. Transportation Command in 2012 and 2013. Fifty attempted intrusions were detected, 20 of which were deemed successful and sophisticated enough to pose an advanced threat. All of them were linked to Chinese authorities."

- National Journal

#news   #china   #cyberattack   #cybersecurity   #business   #defense   #transportation   #US   #technology  

Report: China Hacked Defense Contractors 20 Times in One Year

Transportation Command was aware of only 10 percent of the cyber intrusions prior to a Senate investigation.

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September 17, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 2 plus ones
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PSA: Don't Enable iCloud Drive Yet When You Upgrade to iOS 8

Before you make the leap to iOS 8, there's one feature you should opt out of for now: iCloud Drive.

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September 17, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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"The nation’s poverty rate fell to 14.5% in 2013, down from 15% a year earlier, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday. This is the first statistically significant drop in poverty since 2006, when it was 12.3%.

"A lot of the decrease is coming from people finding full-time work — and thus earning more money. But the number of people in poverty remains stuck at 45.3 million. As America’s population expands, the job growth hasn’t kept pace."

- WHNT

#usnews   #useconomy   #poverty   #US   #news   #wealth   #middleclass   #money  

U.S. Census Bureau: Nation's poverty rate down

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- There's not much good news for working Americans struggling to rebound from the recession, except perhaps this: the U.S. poverty rate is finally on the decline. The nation's ...

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Dental discovery: toothpaste use of plastic polyethylene leaving tiny blue dots in peoples teeth, which is bad

_"Dental hygienist Trish Walraven in Phoenix, noticed there were little blue dots trapped in the tiny spaces between people’s teeth and gums. Walvaren said one brand appears to use the plastic microbeads more than others.

“Pretty much everyone was saying that they were using some form of Crest toothpaste,” Walraven said.

Dentist Justin Phillip said the microbeads shouldn’t be anywhere near your mouth.

“They’ll trap bacteria in the gums which leads to gingivitis, and over time that infection moves from the gum into the bone that holds your teeth, and that becomes periodontal disease, Phillips said. “Periodontal disease is scary.”

- WHNT

#dentistry   #dentist   #health   #teeth   #plastics  

Dental discovery may prompt you to check your toothpaste

PHOENIX, Ariz. — A dental hygienist in Phoenix noticed something strange in the mouths of her patients — and spoke up about it. Now a toothpaste manufacturer is taking action, according to KNXV. Tr...

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September 16, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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"Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 104 cases of Enterovirus D68 in 10 states: Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri and New York. Another state, Montana, also has one confirmed case, a spokesman for the state's public health department tells CNN."

- CNN

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11 states confirm Enterovirus D68 cases

Since mid-August, the CDC has confirmed 104 cases of Enterovirus D68 in 10 states. Learn more about the Enterovirus D68 outbreak.

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Back to the Slums of His Youth Journeys Dr. Mosoka Fallah, to Help In Ebola Treatment

Dr. Mosoka Fallah, is an epidemiologist and immunologist.

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Back to the Slums of His Youth, to Defuse the Ebola Time Bomb - NYTimes.com

Liberia remains desperately short on everything needed to halt the spread of Ebola, but an epidemiologist is working block by block to fill a crucial need: the support of residents.

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"The U.S. carried out an airstrike near Baghdad on Monday as the beginning of intensified action against ISIS militants in Iraq, defense officials told NBC News."

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U.S. Hits ISIS Position Near Baghdad in New Phase of Strikes: Official

The U.S. carried out an airstrike near Baghdad on Monday as the beginning of intensified action against ISIS militants in Iraq, defense officials told NBC Ne...

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