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  • Spain hands out $3B in planet’s biggest lottery

    12/22/2014 2:29:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2014 4:03 PM EST | Alan Clendenning
    Spaniards and Latin American immigrants who bought lottery tickets in an upper middle class Madrid neighborhood hit the jackpot on Monday, cracking open bottles of champagne on the streets as they celebrated winning €400,000 ($490,000) payoffs from a €2.5 billion ($3 billion) pot of cash divided among thousands of ticketholders. More than 100 of the top winning tickets were sold in the downtown neighborhood, though 20 were also purchased in the southern city of Cádiz and a handful were sold in other cities across the nation. …
  • Digging up the 'Spanish Vikings'

    12/22/2014 4:27:00 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    University of Aberdeen News ^ | 18 December 2014 | Euan Wemyss
    Dr Garcia Losquino, who is from the region, was compelled to visit Galicia in Northern Spain unexpectedly when a number of Viking anchors were washed ashore in a storm in March 2014... "On the beach where the anchors were found there was a big mound which locals thought might have been a motte-and-bailey construction, which was used by the later Vikings in France. But with the help of a geographer using tomography we now think this was a longphort -- a Viking construction only found in Ireland during the early Viking age, and very similar to English Viking camps, where...
  • This Brilliant Graphic Shows You Which Country Discovered Every Element In The Periodic Table

    04/28/2014 5:10:34 AM PDT · by blam · 78 replies
    BI ^ | 4-28-2014 | , Business Insider Australia
    This Brilliant Graphic Shows You Which Country Discovered Every Element In The Periodic Table Alex Heber, Business Insider Australia April 28, 2014 When it comes to discovering elements the United Kingdom is at the top of the table. This periodic table graphic was posted by Google Science Fair on Sunday and shows which nations discovered each element on the periodic table. Leading the charge, the UK has discovered 24 elements, closely followed by the US with 21, Sweden with 20 and Germany with 19. A number of old favorites including gold, mercury and copper are listed as “ancient discovery” and...
  • Barcelona soccer team ‘set to cut ties with terror-financing Qatar’

    12/20/2014 1:59:25 PM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | December 20, 2014 | Times of Israel staff
    Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona has reportedly decided not to renew its sponsorship deal with a Qatari group linked to the country’s royal family because of Qatar’s alleged involvement in funding Islamic extremist terrorist groups. Israel’s Channel 2 reported Friday night that Barcelona, arguably the world’s most popular soccer team, will not renew the deal, which has so far brought in close to $200 million, because of mounting concerns related to the gulf state’s involvement in financing terrorism. Israeli leaders have frequently charged that Qatar funds Hamas, the terror group that rules Gaza, and the TV report also cited alleged...
  • The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

    12/20/2014 4:04:53 AM PST · by iowamark · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Amanda Macias, Jeremy Bender and Skye Gould
    There's only one real way to compare military strength, and thankfully the world hasn't had many opportunities lately. Despite the potential powder keg in the South China Sea, standoffs in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, inter-state warfare between the world's military powers has been all but banished from the global scene (for the time being, at least). For a simpler evaluation of military power, we turned to the Global Firepower Index, a ranking of 106 nations based on more than 50 factors including overall military budget, available manpower, and the amount of equipment each country has in...
  • Israeli minister: Iran doesn't need one centrifuge (video at link)

    12/14/2014 10:18:54 AM PST · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | December 13th, 2014 11:44 PM ET
    Fareed speaks with Naftali Bennett, the economic minister in Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet, about Iran's nuclear program. Watch the full interview on GPS this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN. Iran - you have said that you thought a bad deal would lead to war, but a good deal could lead to peace. So the question is, do you regard the deal that is under discussion as a good deal or a bad deal? From what we can tell, the area where they seem to be at right now is that Iran would go from about 19,000...
  • In Europe They Are Anxious to Get Rid of Israel

    12/13/2014 7:01:29 AM PST · by kindred · 49 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 12-12-14 | Giulio Meotti
    In Ireland, taking the name of Israel means becoming a war criminal. A popular Dublin restaurant, The Exchequer, no longer stocks Israeli goods. In the Irish town of Kinvara, retailers, restaurants and pharmacies operate a boycott of Israeli goods. The leading Irish supermarket chain SuperValu removed the Israeli carrots from its shelves. And I have mentioned just a few examples of the new Irish anti-Semitism. It is the same everywhere in Europe: Israel is disappearing from European shelves. Practically and symbolically. The material cancellation of Israeli goods from Europe's shelves anticipates Israel's physical suppression. The French city of Lille suspended...
  • A WORD OF LOVE AND DIRECTION

    12/09/2014 7:03:33 AM PST · by Jedediah
    My children of light you have arrived for you abide in My presence in Zion yet many remain earthbound in distractions. Therefore throw off these hindrances "yeah" fast the earth for though I am coming I have already arrived in "you" My Zion on earth. You see as you strip your wellspring of earthly desires Heaven arises in you in all the fullness of The Godhead and it is then My will "is" done. Let there be freedom for My Spirit to "speak" to you of new things and allow Me to bless you through your obedience to My Voice...
  • Russia's Economy Has Shrunk So Much It's Now Almost The Same Size As Spain

    12/02/2014 9:31:45 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 34 replies
    Business INsider via Yahoo! News ^ | 12-2-2014 | Jim Edwards
    The decline in the price of oil, Western economic sanctions against the nation following its invasion of Ukraine, and the collapse of the Russian rouble that resulted, has decimated Russia's economy. Now Russian GDP has shrunk so much it is no longer the world's eighth largest economic power, according to The Telegraph. Instead, Putin's Russia is now carries roughly the same economic weight as ... Spain: Russia has lost its ranking as the world’s eighth biggest economy, shrinking in just nine months from a $2.1 trillion petro-giant to a mid-size player comparable with Korea or Spain. For the past several...
  • EU exit would be self-destruction - Blair

    11/28/2014 12:37:24 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    timesofmalta.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | timesofmalta
    "extraordinary act of self-destruction"
  • All-white Moses row: £90m Ridley Scott epic slammed over lack of black actors playing Egyptians

    11/28/2014 11:40:57 PM PST · by dennisw · 71 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 27 November 2014 | Sam Creighton
    The hashtag #boycottexodusmovie has been trending on Twitter as posters express there anger over the film's casting of white actors as Egyptians Director Ridley Scott has been bullish about the issue of casting and said it was a business decision to hire white actors He claimed he wouldn't get financing if he hired 'Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such' The cast does includes a number of actors of color, although it is mainly in minors roles including as servants. Sir Ridley Scott has found himself embroiled in a race row after his latest film was branded ‘too white’. Twitter users are urging...
  • Rupert Murdoch Defends Moses Movie Casting: “Since When Are Egyptians Not White?”

    11/29/2014 10:56:58 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 81 replies
    Showbiz411 ^ | November 28, 2014 | Roger Friedman
    Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter tonight to defend 20th Century Fox's new movie "Exodus" that casts Christian Bale as Moses, and a variety of white actors as Egyptians. There’s been scuffle on Twitter ever since Murdoch made his observations. And a lot of this stems from a quote director Ridley Scott gave Variety about why he didn’t use Egyptian or Arab actors for the film. He said: "I can’t mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such," Scott says. "I'm just...
  • Five EU Nations Condemn Demolition of Terrorists' Homes

    11/21/2014 5:25:33 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    Ambassadors from five major European Union (EU) member states met with the Foreign Ministry's senior diplomat Alon Ushpiz in Jerusalem on Thursday, where they voiced opposition to the demolition of the homes of Arab terrorists. Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Spain were the five countries whose consul generals argued that such demolitions, which are meant as a deterrent for future terrorists and a punishment for heinous crimes, are "counterproductive." The ambassadors also denounced the attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this Tuesday in which four Jews and a Druze police officer were murdered by two Arab terrorists, reports Haaretz citing Israeli...
  • Erdogan: Muslims Discovered America

    11/15/2014 2:30:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 105 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/11/14 | Gil Ronen
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Genoese explorer Christopher Columbus claimed the discovery in the name of Spain. "Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century. Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus," the president said in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of Muslim leaders from Latin America. "Muslim sailors arrived in America from 1178. Columbus mentioned the existence of a mosque on a hill on the Cuban coast," Erdogan said. Erdogan said that Ankara was even...
  • Spain to Vote on Recognition of ‘Palestine’ (another ‘non-binding resolution’)

    11/13/2014 11:02:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 11/14/2014, 3:12 AM | Ben Ariel
    Spain is following in the footsteps of several other European countries, and its parliament plans to hold a vote next week on a resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, The Associated Press (AP) reported on Thursday. The non-binding, largely symbolic resolution, presented by the Socialist opposition party, will be debated in parliament on Tuesday, and it appears the governing conservatives will support it. It would follow moves in other European countries intended to increase pressure for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict. …
  • Ebola scare on Canary Island nudist beach after migrants from Sierra Leone arrive on boat with fever

    11/06/2014 10:21:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 6, 2014 | By Corey Charlton and Jenny Awford
    A group of migrants arriving on a Canary Islands nudist beach caused panic among naked holidaymakers when they reported having symptoms associated with Ebola. To the shock of nudist holidaymakers, the 19 migrants landed on the Gran Canaria beach of Maspalomas and were isolated for seven hours while authorities struggled to decide what to do. Several of the migrants said they were from Sierra Leone and Guinea - two of the most badly affected countries in the current outbreak. The Red Cross arrived and quickly established a cordon separating the group from the nearby nudists, then began taking their temperatures...
  • Catalonia vows to defy Spain, hold secession vote

    11/05/2014 4:12:42 PM PST · by mojito · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/4/2014 | Lauren Frayer
    Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia vowed Tuesday to defy both the central government and the country's highest court and proceed with a much-disputed weekend vote on whether to secede from Spain. Hours earlier, Spain's Constitutional Court ordered Catalonia to freeze its plans for an independence vote, scheduled for Sunday. It was the second time the court issued an order siding with Madrid, which considers any Catalan independence vote illegal. But Catalan leaders said they would not back down. "Everything is all set for Nov. 9," Francesc Homs, a spokesman for the Catalan regional government, said at a news conference. "We...
  • Will the UN Security Council Impose a Palestinian State?

    11/03/2014 8:52:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 3, 2014 | Joseph Puder
    Will the UN Security Council Impose a Palestinian State?Posted By Joseph Puder On November 3, 2014 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments January, 2015 does not bode well for Israel at the United Nations (UN). The UN Security Council (UNSC) will officially induct five newly elected non-permanent member-states replacing outgoing Rwanda, S. Korea, Australia, Argentina and Luxembourg, representing all the global regions. Unfortunately for Israel, the incoming states, particularly Venezuela and Malaysia, are hostile to the Jewish state. The other three, Angola, New Zealand, and Spain are pondering their position on recognizing Palestine as a full member-state...
  • Pope Alexander VI's Dealings with the Spanish

    11/02/2014 12:15:39 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 4 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 2 November 2014 | Matthew Olson
    [This is part of Catholic Analysis' special series on Pope Alexander VI. This part, the seventh, touches on his closeness with his native country. Read the sixth part.] Br. J.B. Darcy points out some necessary background information: "For centuries, Spain had been almost completely overridden by the Moors. The Spaniards had been trying to take back their country from the Moors for almost 800 years. By the middle of the 15th century, this reconquest was almost complete, but Spain was still a hodgepodge of competing principalities and, because of its constant state of warfare, still a very backward country." [1]...
  • ISIS eyes using Ebola as bio weapon – Spain Warns

    11/01/2014 6:26:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    RT ^ | 11/1/2014
    The Spanish government said it is concerned that terrorists could use the Ebola virus as a biological weapon against the West. A close eye is being kept on online chat rooms, where such attacks are reportedly discussed among jihadist groups. Extremists connected to the Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS) have been considering using Ebola as a weapon against the West, Spain’s State Secretary for Security, Francisco Martinez, said in an address to the parliament. Martinez stated that this type of activity serves as further proof that the internet is an “an extension of the battlefield” for the Islamic State, which...
  • Spain approves hotly disputed 'Google tax'

    11/01/2014 12:08:57 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 45 replies
    the Local (Spain) ^ | 30 Oct 2014 14:42 GMT+01:00
    <p>Technology giant Google says it is "disappointed" after Thursday's decision by the Spanish parliament to approve the introduction of charges for aggregating news stories in search engine results.</p> <p>Thanks to the majority held by the ruling Popular Party, Spain’s Congress voted on Thursday to approve a reform to the Intellectual Property Law, a package which included the introduction of charges for the online use of fragments of information, opinion and entertainment grouped together, for example, on search engines.</p>
  • Spanish dad told to pay child support to daughter, 29

    11/01/2014 12:01:31 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 33 replies
    the Local (Spain) ^ | 29 Oct 2014 13:27 GMT+01:00
    A Spanish judge has ordered a father to pay his 29-year-old daughter €500 ($630) a month in financial assistance, citing the difficulties under 30s have in finding work because of the country's crisis. A man who has been been paying child support to his daughter for 24 years will have to do so for a little longer after a judge in southern Spain's Cádiz province ruled he would have to continue to support her until she completed her studies. The man who separated from the woman's mother nearly a quarter of a century ago had gone to court asking that...
  • Spanish Intelligence Intercepts Plot to Weaponise Ebola

    10/30/2014 8:57:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | October 30, 2014 | Oliver Lane
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Spanish intelligence has intercepted messages passed between jihadists online discussing the weaponisation of the deadly Ebola virus for use against the West, while a blackmailer in Prague has threatened to unleash the virus unless the Czech Republic pay him one million bitcoin, a volume of online currency worth over £200 million. The national secretary of state for security in giving evidence to the Spanish Senate revealed online jihad propagandists had issued an edict to followers to kill Westerners by any means possible. Some of the methods suggested included “deadly chemical products from laboratories”, “poisonous injections” and “Ebola as a poisonous...
  • Spanish nurse who beat Ebola is unaware that her family dog was killed

    10/22/2014 6:59:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 10/22/2014 | Penny Eims
    According to Tuesday's NBC News, the Spanish nurse who has recently been diagnosed as free from the deadly Ebola virus, is unaware that her dog was killed by the authorities. The husband of 44-year-old Teresa Romero Ramos, who has been kept in isolation at a hospital in Madrid throughout her life-and-death battle, tried to stop local authorities from seizing their 12-year-old mixed breed dog, "Excalibur," but he was not successful and the dog was put down not long after Ramos was hospitalized in early October. Spanish officials were concerned that Excalibur might have the ability to pass Ebola to humans...
  • Rwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reports

    10/21/2014 6:19:18 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 9:13 AM EDT | Associated Press
    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Rwanda says that Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to health authorities.
  • New Iraqi Defense Minister Warns Kurds

    10/19/2014 6:20:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    BasNews ^ | October 19, 2014 | unattributed
    New Iraqi defense minister Khaled al-Obeidi has delivered his first official speech, insisting that the Kurdistan Region must hand back terrorists that have been living in the KRI. Al-Obeidi is a Sunni, was approved as the new Iraqi defense minister along with Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban, a Shia, who was appointed interior minister. “The Kurdistan Region should hand back criminals who have been charged with terrorist acts to the federal government, so they can face justice,” said Al-Obeidi. “The Kurdistan Region security forces and Iraqi police should arrest all those criminals, as they are threats to the security and stability of...
  • Spanish priest hospitalized in Madrid with Ebola symptoms

    10/16/2014 9:20:28 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    Reuters via The Star ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Reporting by Andres Gonzalez, writing by Sarah White; Editing by Julien Toyer
    MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish priest who worked in Africa has been taken to hospital in Madrid with symptoms of Ebola, a hospital source said on Thursday. The priest had been in Liberia and had been in contact there with people infected with Ebola, El Mundo newspaper reported, adding he was hospitalized on Thursday after developing a fever of over 37.6 degrees Celsius. He was in the same religious order as two other Spanish priests who were repatriated from West Africa in recent weeks with the disease, and who later died in Madrid, the newspaper said.
  • Priest, air passenger among six hospitalized in Spain for Ebola tests

    10/16/2014 8:51:58 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/17/2014 | Yahoo
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish authorities reported four new patients with suspected Ebola symptoms on Thursday, including a feverish passenger who started shaking on an Air France flight to Madrid and a Spanish priest who had recently been in Liberia. Three of the cases were in the capital and the fourth in the Canary Islands, where a health source said two other people were admitted to hospital for precautionary monitoring. The priest, who arrived in Spain on Oct.11, was being taken to hospital after developing a fever, one of the symptoms of the disease, the Spanish government's Ebola committee said.
  • Ebola Outbreak: Air France Plane Isolated at Madrid Airport after Passenger Reports Symptoms

    10/16/2014 12:53:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.ibtimes.co.uk ^ | October 16, 2014 13:55 BST | By Jack Moore
    Spanish authorities have isolated an Air France aircraft at Madrid's airport and activated emergency health procedures after a passenger reported Ebola-like symptoms of a fever and shivers, officials confirmed. A Spanish health ministry spokeswoman said that they were treating the incident as a suspected case of Ebola. The passenger jet arrived at Madrid's Barajas international airport from Paris before being taken to a special area of the airport compound with the passengers still on board, according to a Spanish Airport Authority spokeswoman. The Europa Press news agency said that there were 183 passengers on board the plane. A health ministry...
  • Ebola crisis: nurse with fever admitted to hospital (Spain)

    10/16/2014 9:08:26 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    The Local ^ | 10-16-2014 | Steve Tallantyre
    An unnamed person who was being monitored for possible symptoms of Ebola after coming into contact with infected Spanish nurse Teresa Romero has developed a fever and was admitted to hospital in Madrid on Thursday. Fernando Simon, head of the Spanish ministry of health's crisis management team, revealed that the person admitted to Madrid's Carlos III Hospital was one of 68 in the category considered to be at "low risk" of infection. A further 15 people are considered to be at "high risk" but none of them have yet shown any symptoms, according to Spanish daily 20 Minutos. Simon underlined...
  • Plane Isolated In Madrid Over Ebola Fears

    10/16/2014 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 49 replies
    Sky News ^ | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | Sky News
    An Air France plane has been isolated at an airport in Madrid after a patient was reported to have a fever and shivers. The situation is being treated as a suspected case of ebola, a health ministry official was quoted as saying.
  • Suspected Ebola case on Air France flight in Madrid

    10/16/2014 6:18:52 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:00am EDT | Reuters
    Madrid's Barajas international airport activated emergency measures on Thursday after a passenger arriving on an Air France flight was suspected of possibly having Ebola, a spokeswoman for airports operator Aena said. Spain's health ministry confirmed that an Ebola emergency protocol had been set in motion but declined to give details. Aena and Air France said in separate statements that a passenger on Air France 1300 from Lagos via Paris had started shaking during the flight. Air France said the other passengers disembarked from the plane, which will now be disinfected. The return flight has been canceled.
  • Spanish nurse's assistant says she'd treat Ebola patients again

    10/15/2014 11:16:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/15/2014 | By Laura Smith-Spark, Laura Perez Maestro and Al Goodman
    Madrid (CNN) -- The Spanish nurse's assistant who contracted Ebola after treating a patient with the deadly virus is feeling a little better and says she would treat Ebola patients again if she is cured, a family friend and spokeswoman said Wednesday. Teresa Romero Ramos is being treated at the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, the same hospital where she contracted the illness while helping to care for an infected missionary who had been brought back from West Africa. She spoke to her husband, Javier Limon, by phone for 10 minutes, family spokeswoman Teresa Mesa told journalists outside the hospital...
  • Spanish Health Trade Union Leader: We Only Had 15 Minutes Of Training On Ebola

    10/12/2014 10:56:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | 10-12-2014- | Euractiv
    The Madrid regional government has not given health personnel enough training to deal with Ebola properly, including the Spanish nurse Teresa Romero, who is now the first person in the world to contract the virus outside Africa, says Juan Carlos Mejías. Romero was in contact with one of two ill Spanish priests who died of the disease in Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital. Juan Carlos Mejías is the leader of SATSE, the main trade union in Spain’s health sector, representing 100,000 members. Mejías spoke with EurActiv Spain’s Fernando Heller. Did the health personnel in the Carlos III Hospital have enough training...
  • Madrid to Kill Dog of Spanish Nurse Infected With Ebola

    10/07/2014 1:58:02 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 26 replies
    Time ^ | 10/07/14 | staff
    Madrid’s regional government said it would kill the pet dog of a Spanish nursing assistant who became infected with Ebola — overcoming the family’s objections on Tuesday with a court order. The nursing assistant was the first person infected outside of West Africa, after caring for a Spanish priest who died of Ebola last month. Authorities have three people under quarantine and said that available scientific knowledge indicates there’s a risk the dog could transmit the deadly virus to humans.
  • Ebola quarantines mount in Spain, as nations add airport screenings

    10/09/2014 2:23:09 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    France24 ^ | 10-9-2014 | AFP
    Worries over the worldwide spread of Ebola grew Thursday after three more health workers were quarantined in Spain and North America threw up border controls at main ports of arrival from the plagued African states. The United States and Canada announced new screening measures at major airport hubs to check travellers for symptoms of the deadly disease, and pressure grew for other nations to follow their lead. The Madrid hospital treating infected Spanish auxiliary nurse, Teresa Romero, also announced her condition had worsened on Thursday. Romero, the first person known to have been infected with Ebola outside of Africa, has...
  • Nursing staff resign from their posts to avoid treating Ebola cases (SPAIN)

    10/09/2014 2:58:42 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 86 replies
    El Pais -English ^ | 9 October 2014 | Elena Sevillano
    Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, the health center where Ebola victim Teresa Romero is being treated, is having to draft in extra staff given that nurses are refusing to work with cases – or suspected cases – of the virus. A number of other patients are being monitored in the hospital after having come into contact with Romero, although none so far has been confirmed as having contracted the virus. “There are members of staff who are canceling their contracts so that they don’t have to enter [rooms with Ebola cases],” explains Elvira González, provincial vice-secretary of the SAE nurses’...
  • As Spanish Ebola patient’s health deteriorates, two doctors who treated her are under observation

    10/09/2014 1:00:42 PM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2014 1:25pm | Abby Ohlheiser and Abby Phillip
    The health of Ebola-stricken Spanish nurse Teresa Romero Ramos worsened on Thursday, and two doctors who treated her were admitted to a hospital for observation. "Her clinical situation has deteriorated but I can't give any more information due to the express wishes of the patient," said Yolanda Fuentes of the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, according to Reuters. The BBC reported that Ramos "was being helped with her breathing in hospital."
  • Spanish Ebola patient's condition worsens, doctor says

    10/09/2014 10:35:13 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-9-2014 | Laura Perez-Maestro, Jason Hanna and Greg Botelho
    The condition of a Spanish nurse's assistant ill with Ebola has worsened, a doctor told reporters Thursday. The update on Teresa Romero Ramos came two days after she was admitted to the same Madrid hospital where she had previously helped treat an Ebola patient, and 10 days after she started feeling ill. Dr. Yolanda Fuentes, who works at the Carlos III hospital, said Romero's condition had worsened but declined to give further details. Romero became ill after she helped treat an Ebola-stricken Spanish missionary. Her case has prompted concerns from her fellow medical professionals about whether they are properly equipped...
  • Spanish nurse with Ebola takes turn for worse

    10/09/2014 8:01:39 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    The health of a Spanish nurse with Ebola worsened on Thursday and four other people were put into isolation in Madrid, while the country’s government rejected claims its methods for dealing with the disease weren’t working and blamed human error. SPAIN: SITUATION HAS ‘DETERIORATED’ Teresa Romero, 44, is the first person to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa, after becoming infected by a Spanish priest repatriated from Africa with the disease. In total seven people are in isolation, though only Romero has tested positive for Ebola. The others include the nurse’s husband and two doctors who cared for her. Three...
  • Six hospitalized in Spain as Ebola scare hits Europe

    10/09/2014 6:49:44 AM PDT · by caligatrux · 6 replies
    GMA News - Agence France-Presse ^ | October 8, 2014 | Roland Lloyd Parry
    MADRID - Spain's government urged calm on Wednesday over the case of a nurse who caught Ebola in a Madrid hospital as the World Health Organization warned other isolated infections in Europe were "unavoidable". Apart from the infected nurse -- the first person to contract the disease outside Africa -- doctors in Madrid have isolated five other people and are monitoring dozens more.
  • Hospital worker: Spaniard exposed in ER for 8 hours after positive Ebola test

    10/08/2014 10:05:37 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-9-2014 | By Greg Botelho, Laura Smith-Spark and Laura Perez Maestro
    Teresa Romero Ramos sought out help three times. Finally, one week after first seeing a doctor, Romero found out why she felt so sick: She had Ebola. Even after her Ebola test came back positive at Madrid's Alcorcon hospital, Romero had to wait. According to a worker at that hospital, Romero lay in the emergency room -- exposed to other patients as well as medical staff, going back and forth -- for eight hours before being transferred to a hospital in the Spanish capital that specializes in infectious diseases.
  • Ebola crisis: More health workers hospitalised in Spain

    10/08/2014 9:57:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    SBS ^ | 10+9-2014 | SBS
    Three more health workers in Spain have been admitted to hospital for monitoring for Ebola, including two doctors who had contact with a nurse infected with the disease. The third new patient is a nurse who had contact with one of the two Spanish missionaries who died from Ebola after being repatriated from west Africa for treatment. "He is showing symptoms and a test has been carried out but we have not received the result yet," said a spokesman for the Madrid hospital. Meanwhile, two people who had previously been under observation in hospital have been cleared of the disease...
  • Spanish Nurse Found Out She Had Ebola Online

    10/08/2014 3:11:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 8, 2014
    A Spanish nurse being treated for ebola has said she did not tell doctors she had been in contact with the virus and only found out she had the disease after reading the news online. The 40-year-old told Spanish TV station Cuatro she did not consider she might have ebola until the last moment. She said: "I found out on my mobile phone. I felt something was up because to begin with the doctors and nurses in Alcorcon were coming in and out every hour and then they start to come in less often. "Then I was listening to them...
  • 'Save Excalibur' fails: Madrid euthanizes Ebola patient's dog

    10/08/2014 12:50:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    CNN Health ^ | October 8, 2014 | Jacque Wilson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Madrid health authorities have put down Ebola patient Teresa Romero Ramos' dog, Excalibur, despite protests. The animal was sedated prior to euthanasia to avoid its suffering, the Health Ministry of Madrid said in a statement. More than 330,000 people had signed a petition on Change.org to save Excalibur. Ramos, a nurse's assistant, is in isolation after testing positive for the deadly Ebola virus earlier this week. Health authorities worried her dog may have also become infected. Which warrants the questions: Can dogs really get Ebola and spread it to humans? What about other animals? In Africa, Ebola infection "has been...
  • Spanish nurse's assistant may have caught Ebola taking off suit, doctor says

    10/08/2014 10:13:16 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-8-2014 | Laura Smith-Spark and Laura Perez Maestro
    A doctor treating the Spanish nurse's assistant who's the first person to contract Ebola outside Africa in the current outbreak said Wednesday that she may have been exposed while removing her protective suit. Dr. German Ramirez said the woman, who is in isolation at Madrid's Carlos III Hospital, had told him it was possible that she might have had contact with the suit -- possibly the gloves -- on her face. "That's what we were working on -- on the errors possibly made while removing the protective suit," he told reporters outside the hospital. "I've spoken to her three times,...
  • A vexing mystery in Spain: How did a nurse contract Ebola?

    10/07/2014 7:33:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Post's To Your Health ^ | October 7, 2014 | Abby Phillip and Roberto A. Ferdman
    The first case of Ebola transmission outside of West Africa has raised questions about how a nurse at a Spanish hospital contracted the virus and whether sufficient protocols were in place to protect health workers there. The nurse became infected at Madrid's Carlos III hospital while treating Manuel Garcia Viejo, a priest who contracted the virus in West Africa. The woman, a "sanitary technician," entered Garcia Viejo's room only twice, according to Spanish officials. In one case, she entered the room to change his diaper; another time, after he had died, she entered to collect his belongings, according to Mercedes...
  • The Spanish nurse is named and now the authorities want to put down her DOG.

    10/07/2014 12:26:58 PM PDT · by sunmars · 84 replies
    The Spanish nurse who became the first outside of Africa to become infected with Ebola has been named along with her husband. Teresa Romero Ramos and Javier Limon Romero are being held in quarantine in separate rooms at the same hospital in the Spanish capital. Ms Romero Ramos, 44, from Galicia in northwest Spain, who is one of the medical team that treated two repatriated Spanish priests who died from Ebola, was diagnosed with the killer disease yesterday. Their identities came out after Mr Romero asked a Spanish animal charity to start a social media campaign to stop health officials...
  • Spain Warns "Something Went Wrong" As Suspected Ebola Cases Rise In Madrid

    10/07/2014 11:09:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/07/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Despite being described by Spain's public health director as "a national jewel," the head of Spain's Nursing Council warns "something went wrong" in the health care system's protocols. As RT reports, Spanish health officials have 4 patients interned including infected initial nurse, her husband, and a 2nd nurse (male). Furthermore, 22 more possible Ebola cases are under surveillance having had direct contact with the infected nurse during her vacation after being infected (officials have said they 'don't know' how she became infected with the deadly virus). Images within the hospital show "irregularities" and make-shift isolation units and an insider...
  • 'Protective clothing doesn't work against Ebola': (Outrage after Spanish nurse catches virus)

    10/07/2014 8:35:44 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7 October 2014 | Damien Gayle, Lizzie Parry & Stephanie Linning
    Anger was growing in Spain today over how a nurse became infected with Ebola as it was claimed the protective suits given to health officials were not good enough. Four suspected Ebola patients are now in hospital in Madrid after the nurse was confirmed as the first person to catch the virus outside of West Africa. The escalation in Spain's Ebola outbreak comes as officials revealed 30 people were being monitored for symptoms, including the woman's husband. It has also since emerged that a week before she tested positive for Ebola she had contacted health workers to complain of a...