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Cynthia Kelly

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October 22, 2014 2 comments 3 shares 11 plus ones
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Live Video Stream on CBC: Parliament Hill attack: 1 gunman dead after soldier shot at National War Memorial

1 shooter dead, 1 still believed at large in downtown Ottawa.

Police searching cars leaving Ottawa trying to go to Quebec.

Report of additional shot fired near Chateau Laurier hotel, east of Parliament Hill.

Police going door to door in downtown core; downtown schools in lockdown.

All three main party leaders, Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau, reported safe.

#OttawaShooting #Canada   #Ottawa   #parliamenthill   #breakingnews   #news   #worldnews  

Parliament Hill attack: 1 gunman dead after soldier shot at National War Memorial

Parliament Hill came under attack today after a man with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa. A gunman inside Parliament has been confirmed dead. Ottawa police say shots were fired at three locations in Ottawa and one suspect is believed still at large.

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October 22, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 3 plus ones
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"The eclipse will be visible in the late afternoon between the East and West Coast of the U.S., as far north as the Arctic, and as far south as Mexico."

#news   #space   #science   #eclipse  

Rare Eclipse To Darken Skies This Thursday




(Animation of the "penumbral shadow" sweeping across our planet. Credit: NASA/Sinclair)


It's already been a big week for skywatchers, and more celestial fun is on the horizon.

On Tuesday, skywatchers were treated ...

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October 22, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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"Private spaceflight company Intuitive Machines has a solution to this problem. In cooperation with NASA, the company is developing the Terrestrial Return Vehicle (TRV), a spacecraft that can deliver experiment samples from station to Earth in less than 24 hours. Think of it as same-day shipping for the ISS. Such a short sample return time opens up more opportunities for research on the ISS that could never have been done before. "

- PopSci

#science   #space   #nasa   #iss   #trv  

The Space Station Is Getting A UPS-Style Shipping Service

A new vehicle design could enable same-day shipping from the ISS to Earth, making science experiments in microgravity cheaper and easier.

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October 22, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 4 plus ones
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"Health authorities and pharmaceutical companies are planning to test several new vaccines to prevent Ebola infection over the next few months, including one that is taken as a tablet, making it easier to deploy in West Africa."

- NY Times

#news   #ebola   #ebolavaccine   #westafrica   #worldnews   #news  

Testing for Ebola Vaccines to Start Soon, W.H.O. Says - NYTimes.com

The plans signify that a response to the Ebola outbreak is finally gathering steam, but it is still unclear if any of these vaccines will work.

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October 22, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 8 plus ones
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Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo free of Ebola, can leave Nebraska hospital

"Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has the Ebola virus in his bloodstream and will be allowed to leave Nebraska Medical Center, the hospital said Tuesday.

"Just got my results," Mukpo tweeted. "3 consecutive days negative. Ebola free and feeling so blessed. I fought and won, with lots of help. Amazing feeling."

#ebola   #ebolaintheus   #health   #news  

Freelance cameraman free of Ebola, can leave Nebraska hospital

Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has the Ebola virus in his bloodstream, a Nebraska hospital said.

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October 21, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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"It’s important to know the signs and symptoms of depression, so you can spot them in yourself and in loved ones. With between 9.5 and 16 million people suffering from depression in the U.S. alone, it’s likely that at some point you will be affected by it, either directly or indirectly."

If you feel you are suicidal, the hotline number is: 1-800-273-8255
(National Suicide Prevention Lifeline), call them, and talk, ask advice on steps to get better, and defeat depression.

#depression   #mentalhealth   #people   #help   #depressionawarenessmonth   #life  

Signs of Depression - New Life Outlook | Depression

Do you have depression? It's important to know the signs of depression so you can spot them in yourself and others.

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October 20, 2014 3 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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"Escalating its assistance to Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State in the Syrian town of Kobani, American military aircraft on Sunday dropped ammunition, small arms and medical supplies to resupply the combatants, officials said."

- NY Times

#worldnews   #isis   #kurds   #turkey   #syria   #kobani   #military  

U.S. Airdrops Weapons and Supplies to Kurds Fighting in Kobani - NYTimes.com

On top of recent airstrikes against the Islamic State, the move reflects the importance of the Syrian town on the Turkish border.

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October 20, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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A welcomed change.

"Turkey is to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobane, in what is being seen as a policy reversal."

- BBC News

#worldnews   #syria   #turkey   #kobane   #kobani   #isis   #kurds  

Turks to let Kurds join Kobane fight

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October 20, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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Astronomers sound alarm after closure of the Australian early-warning program that spotted the Siding Spring comet

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Earth at risk after cuts close comet-spotting program, scientists warn

Astronomers sound alarm after closure of the Australian early-warning program that spotted the Siding Spring comet • Siding Spring skims close to Mars after million-year journey

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October 20, 2014 1 comments 2 shares 4 plus ones
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"Nigeria is now free of Ebola," WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz told a news conference in the capital Abuja, prompting a round of applause from other officials.

Ebola has killed 4,546 people across Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the three worst-affected countries. Nigeria had 20 cases in total, of which eight died."

#Ebola   #worldnews   #nigeria  

WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola-Free After 42 Days With No Cases

ABUJA - The World Health Organization declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday after a 42 day period with no new cases, a success story with lessons for countri...

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October 17, 2014 18 comments 1 shares 7 plus ones
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"President Barack Obama authorized the use of American military reservists on Thursday to support humanitarian aid efforts against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa."

#ebola   #news   #usmilitary   #nationalguard   #westafrica   #obama  

Obama Authorizes National Guard To Help Fight Ebola

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama...

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October 17, 2014 6 comments 2 shares 6 plus ones
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Dallas nurse Briana Aguirre: 'We never talked about Ebola' before Thomas Eric Duncan arrived

"Administrators never discussed with staff how the hospital would handle an Ebola case prior to Duncan’s arrival, Aguirre alleged.

“We never talked about Ebola and we probably should have,” she said. Instead, “they gave us an optional seminar to go to. Just informational, not hands on. It wasn’t even suggested we go … We were never told what to look for.”

#Ebola   #news   #health   #healthnews   #nursing  

Dallas nurse: 'We never talked about Ebola' before Thomas Eric Duncan

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital nurse Briana Aguirre, who cared for her friend and co-worker Nina Pham after she tested positive for...

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October 17, 2014 2 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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Klain will be responsible for coordinating Ebola interventions within the US.

#news   #ebola   #ronklain  

White House will name Ron Klain as 'Ebola Czar'

The Obama administration will name Ron Klain as "Ebola Czar," reports CNN. Klain, a former White House official and general counsel of Revolution, an investment group, will be responsible for...

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October 16, 2014 2 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden and other witnesses testified before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on U.S. efforts to control the Ebola outbreak.

#ebola   #cspan   #ebolaoutbreak   #cdc   #tomfrieden  

Hearing on U.S. Response to Ebola Outbreak

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden and other witnesses testify before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on U.S. efforts to control the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

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October 16, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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New Ebola vaccine study has begun in Maryland, and human trials of vaccine in Canada. NIH Director says would already be a vaccine if not for budget cuts, Russia says they have a Ebola vaccine

"The first human trials of a Canadian Ebola vaccine began Monday, part of a flood of experimental therapies rushed into testing to battle the Ebola epidemic."

Read more: 
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/14/more-ebola-vaccine-studies/17254175/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/12/ebola-vaccine_n_5974148.html

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/qa-experimental-treatments.html

http://mashable.com/2014/10/13/russia-ebola-vaccine/

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/10/ebola_vaccine_uab_adjunct_prof.html

#ebola   #ebolaoutbreak   #news   #health   #healthnews   #ebolavaccine     #russia   #canada   #maryland   #research   #science  

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October 16, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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Listen: PARIS CAFÉ RADIO   #Jazz   #music   #radio   #relax   #paris   #france      #french   #chill  

Paris Café - JAZZRADIO.com

Presenting jazz radio channels for your enjoyment. Listen for free and enjoy countless hours of the best jazz music around.

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October 15, 2014 4 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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"There are 10 states with average gas prices below the $3 mark, according to AAA, and the average retail price for gas has dropped 20 cents a gallon in the last month.

But cheap gas isn't limited to just a handful of states. About a third of gas stations nationwide already have prices at or below $3, and many pumps in Missouri, South Carolina and Oklahoma are at $2.60 a gallon, according to the Oil Price Information Service, which tracks prices for AAA.

The nationwide average, which is currently $3.19 a gallon, is now forecast to dip below $3 for the first time in four years later this year."

- CNN

#news   #gasprices   #economy   #US   #travel  

Gas prices go below $3

Gas prices below $3 a gallon are becoming common across the country and more low prices are on the way.

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October 15, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 6 plus ones
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Nurses' union releases statement about Texas hospital for lack of Ebola protocol

Claims: Duncan wasn't immediately isolated. The nurses' protective gear left their necks exposed. At one point, hazardous waste piled up. Nurses got no "hands-on" training. The nurses "feel unsupported". 

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Nurses' union slams Texas hospital for lack of Ebola protocol

Nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas say the hospital had "no protocols" for dealing with Ebola, according to their union.

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October 15, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 5 plus ones
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"A second Texas healthcare worker who treated the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said on Wednesday.

At least 4,447 people have died in West Africa in the worst Ebola outbreak on record, but cases in the United States and Europe have been limited. The virus can cause fever, bleeding, vomiting and diarrhea, and spreads through contact with bodily fluids."

-Reuters

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Second Texas healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola

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October 14, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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"The campaign, dubbed “Sandworm” is believed to have been running since 2009, and used a wide-reaching zero-day exploit uncovered by the researchers that affects nearly every version of the Windows operating system released since Windows Vista."

#news   #technology   #technews   #russia   #sandworm  

Russian 'Sandworm' Hack Has Been Spying on Foreign Governments for Years | WIRED

A cyberespionage campaign believed to be based in Russia has been targeting government leaders and institutions for nearly five years, according to researchers with iSight Partners who have examined code used in the attacks. The campaign, dubbed “Sandworm” is believed to have been running since 2009, and used a wide-reaching zero-day exploit uncovered by the…

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