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  • Liberian President Appeals to Obama for US Help to Beat Ebola

    09/14/2014 8:17:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies ^ | September 13, 2014 | Thomson/Reuters
    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed to U.S. President Barack Obama for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country would lose the fight against the disease. The outbreak, which was first discovered in March, has now killed more than 2,400 people mostly in Liberia, neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone, as understaffed and poorly resourced West African healthcare systems have been overrun. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the epidemic is spreading exponentially in Liberia, where more than half of the deaths have been recorded. It...
  • WHO still pushing to collect a global tobacco tax

    09/14/2014 8:05:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 13, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The unelected and unaccountable sages at the World Health Organization (WHO) can’t seem to help themselves or resist the temptation to try to regulate the behavior of everyone on the planet. This is a shame, really, because a group like that could actually do some good if they stuck to trying to get basic supplies and medical care to people in remote, poverty stricken countries. But rather than devoting themselves to such laudable goals, they’re once again pushing to get every government on the planet to jack up sin taxes on tobacco.(This is something they’ve tried before, as I wrote...
  • Ebola virus disease outbreak – west Africa (1841 deaths, 3685 cases as of 8/ update soon)

    09/04/2014 3:07:11 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    World Health Organization ^ | September 4, 2014
    Epidemiology and surveillance WHO has committed to provide regular situation reports that include detailed epidemiological information and analysis, as well as regular monitoring of the national and international response to the outbreak against the Ebola response roadmap. Recognizing the demand for updated numbers from this outbreak, the following information is being released in advance of the second update of this situation report. As of 31 August 2014, 3685 (probable, confirmed and suspected) cases and 1841 deaths have been reported in the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease by the Ministries of Health of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In Nigeria,...
  • Dramatic Surge in Ebola Deaths

    09/03/2014 1:59:43 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 52 replies
    News24 ^ | sept 3, 2014
    Dramatic Surge in Ebola Deaths Dakar - More than 1 900 people have died in the Ebola epidemic sweeping through West Africa, the head of the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday. "As of this week, we are reporting 3 500 cases confirmed in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and more than 1 900 deaths - and the outbreak is rising," Margaret Chan told reporters in Washington. The latest toll represents a significant increase from the 1 552 deaths and 3 069 cases reported by the Geneva-based organisation just days ago. Speaking at a news conference, Chan said she hoped...
  • Ebola virus disease update, West Africa - update 28 August 2014

    08/28/2014 7:07:05 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 17 replies
    WHO-Africa ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | WHO-Africa
    Ebola virus disease update, West Africa - update 28 August 2014 Epidemiology and surveillance The total number of probable and confirmed cases in the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the four affected countries as reported by the respective Ministries of Health of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone is 3 069, with 1 552 deaths. The outbreak continues to accelerate. More than 40% of the total number of cases have occurred within the past 21 days. However, most cases are concentrated in only a few localities. The overall case fatality rate is 52%. It ranges from 42% in Sierra...
  • WHO Worker Ebola Infections Mount: Sierra Leone Lab Shut, Senegal Doctor Flown To Hamburg

    08/27/2014 7:35:39 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-27-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 08/27/2014 There is reason to be concerned "about whether the proposed resources would be adequate," warns a Harvard professor as the World Health Organization 'battle strategy' draft calls for more than $430 million to bring the worst Ebola outbreak on record under control. This morning we hear of yet another health worker infected - and being flown home to Hamburg for treatment from Sengal and the WHO has shut a lab in Sierra Leone after health workers became infected. A glimpse at the following 3 charts should have the entire world throwing money at them... More than $430...
  • UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    08/26/2014 1:59:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 26, 2014 1:01 PM EDT | John Heilprin
    Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes—banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors—until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday. In a bid to set public policy, the World Health Organization said the popular nicotine-vapor products, particularly the fruit, candy and alcohol-drink flavors, could serve as gateway addictions for children and adolescents. It recommended governments forbid or keep to a minimum any advertising, promotion or sponsorship in a market that has mushroomed to $3 billion last year and now includes 466 different brands. …
  • WHO Worker contracts Ebola. Doctor who received ZMAPP Dies. Fatality Rate Increases to 70%.

    08/25/2014 6:54:15 PM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 20 replies
    For first time, a World Health Organization worker has fallen ill with Ebola An African doctor who received the experimental anti-Ebola drug ZMapp has died Doctor: Ebola Fatality Rate Running At 70 Percent -- Seven out of 10 patients admitted for Ebola die Exposed: Ebola Outbreak In Africa And The ‘Illuminati’ Connection New hotbed of Ebola found in Congo as serum-treated doctor dies:
  • Democratic Republic of Congo confirms first Ebola outbreak this year; WHO doctor struck down with

    08/24/2014 7:04:23 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 12 replies
    News Corp Australia ^ | 08/25/2014 | AFP
    THE Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its first two cases this year of Ebola but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic ravaging West Africa. “The results are positive. The Ebola virus is confirmed in DRC,” Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi said, referring to tests undertaken on people after an unidentified fever killed 13 in the northwest Equateur province this month. He said the confirmation marked the seventh outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, where the virus was first identified in 1976 near the Ebola River. The two new cases had “no link to (the epidemic) raging in West...
  • Ebola outbreak will not be contained this year – WHO

    08/24/2014 2:15:23 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 20 replies
    News24 ^ | Aug 23, 2014
    Ebola outbreak will not be contained this year – WHO More than 1,300 people have died this year from the virus in the worst ever outbreak and WHO has faced criticism, including from medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), that it has done too little too late to fight the disease. "WHO is working on an Ebola road map document, it's really an operational document how to fight Ebola," WHO spokesperson Fadela Chaib said at a news briefing. "It details the strategy for WHO and health partners for six to nine months to come." Chaib, asked whether the timeline meant...
  • Sierra Leone News: No health worker will die of Ebola again-WHO Coordinator

    08/20/2014 11:17:47 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 26 replies
    Awoko ^ | Tuesday August 19, 2014 | Saffa Moriba
    Sierra Leone News: No health worker will die of Ebola again-WHO Coordinator The WHO Coordinator in Kenema district has declared that no health worker will die in the country again because of Ebola infection. Dr. Jackson Amone said his declaration comes against the backdrop of modalities being put in place to protect health workers. “We are sure of their protection this time round; we have educated them adequately on what to do which is insurance for them,” the Ugandan born doctor stated. Dr. Amone was addressing the media at a press briefing held at the Unicef regional office in Kenema....
  • Ebola cases in West Africa rise to 2,240, with 1,229 dead; quarantine victims to get food

    08/19/2014 12:02:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Reuters
    Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries, including Nigeria. While Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and No. 1 oil producer, appears to be containing its smaller outbreak, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus among their populations. On Friday, these small two West African nations and a medical charity chided the WHO for its slow response, saying more action was needed to save victims threatened by the disease and hunger.
  • Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update 19 August 2014

    08/19/2014 4:38:27 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 6 replies
    WHO - Africa ^ | Aug 19, 2014
    Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update 19 August 2014 Epidemiology and surveillance Between 14 and 16 August 2014, a total of 113 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 84 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia*, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Health sector response The response of WHO and other partners to the Ebola Virus outbreak is continuing to grow in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. To reduce the likelihood that those who are infected will carry the disease outside their communities, the governments have set up quarantine zones in areas of...
  • WHO Ebola News ( Aug 15, 2014 )

    08/18/2014 10:30:18 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 15 replies
    WHO Media Centre ^ | Aug 15, 2014 | WHO
    WHO Media Centre Press Release regarding Ebola epidemic. ________________________________________ [Note the portion that deals with so-called remedies being published on various West African web Forums. Among these "cures" are bitter cola nuts, salt water ingestion, nano silver and even stranger stuff.] ________________________________________ WHO news release The scale, duration, and lethality of the Ebola outbreak have generated a high level of public fear and anxiety, which extends well beyond west Africa. Such reactions are understandable, given the high fatality rate and the absence of a vaccine or cure. Recent intense media coverage of experimental medicines and vaccines is creating some unrealistic...
  • WHO: Air travel is low-risk for Ebola transmission

    08/17/2014 10:40:30 PM PDT · by dayglored · 28 replies
    World Health Organization ^ | Aug 13, 2014 (current) | World Health Organization staff
    From the HOME PAGE of the World Health Organization website ( The World Health Organization (WHO) today reiterated its position that the risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease during air travel remains low... WHO is therefore advising against travel bans to and from affected countries...
  • Ebola is ‘vastly’ worse than anyone first thought...

    08/15/2014 6:41:44 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    The World Health Organisation has warned that the deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been 'vastly' underestimated and extraordinary measures are needed to contain the disease. The warning comes as the United States ordered the evacuation of diplomats’ families from Sierra Leone, one of the countries at the epicentre of the outbreak. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Ebola centers fill faster than they can be opened

    08/16/2014 4:36:39 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 13 replies
    news24 ^ | Aug 15, 2014
    Dakar - Beds in Ebola treatment centres are filling up faster than they can be provided, evidence that an outbreak in West Africa is far more severe than the numbers show, an official with the World Health Organization said Friday. The outbreak sweeping Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria is already the largest and deadliest ever. But the World Health Organisation said on Thursday that official counts of the dead and infected may still "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak." The flood of patients into every newly opened treatment centre is evidence that the numbers aren't keeping up, Gregory...
  • Ebola Epidemic Most Likely Much Larger Than Reported, W.H.O. Says

    08/15/2014 8:19:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 8-15-2014 | NICK CUMMING-BRUCE
    West Africa’s deadly Ebola epidemic is probably much worse than the world realizes, with health centers on the front lines warning that the actual numbers of deaths and illnesses are significantly higher than the official estimates, the World Health Organization said. So far, 2,127 cases of the disease and 1,145 deaths have been reported in four nations — Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone — the W.H.O announced Friday. But the organization has also warned that the actual number is almost certainly higher, perhaps by a very considerable margin. “Staff at the outbreak sites see evidence that the numbers of...
  • MSF says Ebola 'fast,' medics 'facing war-like scenario'

    08/15/2014 8:42:14 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 40 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 15.08.2014 | Deutsche Welle staff
    The medical charity MSF has warned that western Africa's Ebola crisis is "moving faster" than medics can cope with. Its warning follows a WHO admission that the epidemic requires "extraordinary measures." The head of Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Joanne Liu -- fresh from a visit to western Africa -- said in Geneva on Friday that more experts were needed in the hard-hit region. "It is deteriorating faster, and moving faster, than we can respond to," Liu told reporters. "Like in a war time, we have a total collapse of infrastructure," she added. Lui said the world community needed to get...
  • Evidence suggests Ebola toll vastly underestimated: WHO

    08/14/2014 5:31:04 PM PDT · by dayglored · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | Saliou Samb
    Staff with the World Health Organisation battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak, the U.N. agency said on its website on Thursday. The death toll from the world's worst outbreak of Ebola stood on Wednesday at 1,069 from 1,975 confirmed, probable and suspected cases, the agency said. The majority were in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, while four people have died in Nigeria. The agency's apparent acknowledgement the situation is worse than previously thought could spur governments and aid organisations to take stronger measures...
  • WHO reports 128 new Ebola cases, 45 deaths in West Africa

    08/14/2014 8:33:03 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-13-2014 | Reuters
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday reported 128 new Ebola cases and 56 deaths in West Africa in the two days to August 11, raising the death toll from the worst ever outbreak of the disease to 1,069.
  • Ebola outbreak: Kenya at high risk, warns WHO

    08/13/2014 11:42:58 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 18 replies
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Kenya as a "high-risk" country for the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Kenya was vulnerable because it was a major transport hub, with many flights from West Africa, a WHO official said. This is the most serious warning to date by the WHO that Ebola could spread to East Africa.
  • Exclusive: Canada to donate its own Ebola vaccine to WHO for use in Africa

    08/12/2014 6:34:36 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 12, 2014 7:31pm EDT | Rod Nickel
    (Reuters) - Canada will donate a small quantity of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed in its government lab to the World Health Organization for use in Africa, the country's health minister said on Tuesday. The decision to donate the vaccine came after the WHO said on Tuesday that it was ethical to offer untested drugs to people infected by the virus. The Canadian government will donate between 800 to 1,000 doses of the vaccine, with the final number given dependent on how much Canada holds back for research and clinical trials. The government will also keep a small supply in...
  • Barriers to rapid containment of the Ebola outbreak (WHO-Overview - 11 August 2014)

    08/11/2014 1:38:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies ^ | 8-11-14 | WHO
    The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa continues to evolve in alarming ways, with no immediate end in sight. Many barriers stand in the way of rapid containment. The most severely affected countries, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, have only recently returned to political stability following years of civil war and conflict, which left health systems largely destroyed or severely disabled. Lack of capacity makes infection control difficult This lack of capacity makes standard containment measures, such as early detection and isolation of cases, contact tracing and monitoring, and rigorous procedures for infection control, difficult to implement. Though...
  • Ebola virus: Guinea shuts Liberia and S Leone borders

    08/09/2014 10:54:59 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 8-9-14 | BBC
    Guinea has closed its borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone to contain the spread of Ebola, which has killed 959 people in the three countries. The latest outbreak is thought to have begun in Guinea, but Liberia and Sierra Leone are currently facing the highest frequency of new cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday the spread of the virus was a global health emergency.
  • WHO: Ebola virus disease update - West Africa (1779 cases, 961 deaths)

    08/08/2014 8:13:11 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 11 replies
    WHO ^ | 08/08/2014 | WHO
    Epidemiology and surveillance Between 5 and 6 August 2014, a total of 68 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 29 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Health sector response On Wednesday, 6 August and Thursday, 7 August, an Emergency Committee was held via teleconference to determine whether the current outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. After discussion and deliberation on the information provided, the Committee advised that: the Ebola outbreak in West Africa constitutes an ‘extraordinary event’ and a public health risk to other States;the...
  • Doctor Who’s ‘Deep Breath’: The 2,000-Year-Old Time Lord Grows Up

    08/08/2014 6:03:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 7, 2014 | Nico Hines
    It’s time to ditch the woolly scarves, bow ties, and comic sexual tension, Doctor Who is back and he’s not messing around. Peter Capaldi took his bow at the London premiere of the new season on Thursday and his incarnation of the Time Lord is the darkest yet. Deep Breath, the feature-length first episode, sees the Doctor and his sidekick, Clara, struggling to come to terms with his tough new image. “Where did he get that face?” she wonders, mourning the boyish charm of Matt Smith, Capaldi’s predecessor.
  • Ebola death toll rises: 932 confirmed, World Health Organization says

    08/06/2014 8:54:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 6, 2014 | Ashley Fantz, Holly Yan, and Josh Levs
    "This is the biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a statement. "It will take many months, and it won't be easy, but Ebola can be stopped," he said. "We know what needs to be done." Ebola spreads through contact with organs and bodily fluids such as blood, saliva, urine and other secretions of infected people. It has no known cure.
  • Airlines Begin Cutting Flights To West Africa Due To Ebola Threat

    08/04/2014 4:08:47 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 21 replies
    Flight Club ^ | 8/4/14 | Paul Thompson
    Emirates has become the first major airline to halt flights to Guinea, in the west African region affected by the recent Ebola outbreak. Upon announcing the stoppage of service, the airline said, "The safety of our passengers and crew is of the highest priority and will not be compromised." The International Air Transport Associartion (IATA) and World Health Organization (WHO) each provide guidelines for airlines for pre-flight health screenings. An IATA spokesman said, "There has never been a case of contracting Ebola from being on a plane – it's extremely unlikely." The west African nations of Liberia and Sierra Leone...
  • Map:Here’s Where They’ll Send Those Suspected of Ebola or “Respiratory Illnesses”

    08/03/2014 6:56:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 52 replies
    freedom outpoat ^ | 8-2-14 | Mac Slavo
    Despite concerns around the globe that the Ebola virus may continue to spread and mutate into something even more deadly, the director of the CDC attempted to assuage fears about the possibility of an outbreak on U.S. soil. “It is not a potential of Ebola spreading widely in the U.S.,” director Thomas Friedman told reporters on a conference call Thursday. “That is not in the cards.” But while the CDC downplays the potential threat, emergency planners behind the scenes have been getting ready since as early as April of this year. In a report presented to Congress while the virus...
  • Outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone [CDC Update]

    08/03/2014 5:48:32 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 68 replies
    Centers for Disease Control ^ | July 31, 2014 | CDC
    Outbreak Update The World Health Organization, in partnership with the Ministries of Health in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria announced a cumulative total of 1323 suspect and confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and 729 deaths, as of July 27, 2014. Of the 1323 clinical cases, 909 cases have been laboratory confirmed for Ebola virus infection. In Guinea, 460 cases, including 339 fatal cases and 336 laboratory confirmations of EVD, were reported by the Ministry of Health of Guinea and WHO as of July 27, 2014. Active surveillance continues in Conakry, Guéckédou, Boffa, Fria, Siguiri, and Kourourssa Districts....
  • WHO Warns Ebola Outbreak Out Of Control, "High Risk Of Spread To Other Countries"

    08/01/2014 7:35:36 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 36 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 8/1/14 | Tyler Durden
    Things just went to 11 on the Spinal-Tap amplifier of massive infectious disease outbreaks. As AP reports, the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned. Dr. Margaret Chan pulled no punches in her direct statement, "If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socio-economic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries." Time to panic?
  • Ebola Outbreak Is Moving Faster Than Efforts To Control It, Could Become 'Catastrophic'

    08/01/2014 11:16:22 AM PDT · by blam · 100 replies
    BI ^ | 8-1-2014 | Saliou Samb, Reuters
    August 1, 2014Saliou Samb West Africa's Ebola outbreak is out of control but it can be stopped, World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said on Friday. "This outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it," Chan told the presidents of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast at a meeting in Guinea's capital Conakry. "If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socioeconomic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries," she said, according to a WHO transcript.(snip)(snip)
  • WHO: Ebola Spread Outpaces Control Effort

    08/01/2014 9:19:39 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 8-1-2014 | Lisa Schlein
    GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization has told the presidents of West African nations stricken by Ebola that the outbreak is moving faster than efforts to control it. Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO's director general, says if the outbreak continues to worsen, the consequences could be "catastrophic" in terms of lost lives and socio-economic disruption. Dr. Chan is in Conakry, where she met Friday with the presidents of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ivory Coast. WHO and the West African leaders are finalizing a $100 million plan to fight the spread of Ebola, which has claimed nearly 730 lives. ...
  • Fifty new Ebola cases and 25 deaths in West Africa - WHO

    07/09/2014 12:45:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-8-2014 | Reuters
    Fifty new cases of Ebola and 25 deaths have been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea since July 3, as the deadly virus continues to spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
  • Ebola: WHO calls emergency talks on outbreak

    07/02/2014 5:21:21 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1 July 2014 | Tulip Mazumdar
    So far, 763 people have been infected with the virus - and 468 of these have died. Most of the cases have been in Guinea where the outbreak started. But it has since spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone and is now the biggest and most deadly Ebola outbreak the world has seen, say officials
  • The Who say UK tour begins 'long goodbye'

    07/01/2014 6:28:31 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30 June 2014 Last updated at 12:18 ET | Tim Masters
    Is this the end for The Who? The Who have announced that they are planning to record some new songs ahead of a 50th anniversary UK tour. ..."This is the beginning of the long goodbye," said singer Roger Daltrey. "We can't go on touring forever... it could be open-ended, but it will have a finality to it. "We'll stop touring before we stop playing." He admitted that touring was "incredibly tough on the body". Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend revealed the latest tour dates at a launch event at Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London's Soho, where they played a...
  • EPA’s next target in fight against climate change: cooking stoves

    05/26/2014 7:12:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2014 | By John Solomon
    The war on climate change may soon be moving inside the kitchen. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy is set to unveil on Tuesday six federal grants to universities to fund research on clean cookstove technology. The announcement will put the EPA’s resources squarely behind a United Nations’ quest for cleaner burning stoves and an end to deadly cooking pollution. “This research will help to improve air quality, protect public health and slow climate change,” the EPA said in explaining why the agency chief will preside over the announcement on Tuesday. To make the case for why these grants are...
  • Spread of Polio is 'World health emergency' as disease spreads through Asia, Africa and Middle East

    05/05/2014 5:03:54 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:46 EST, 5 May 2014 | By Leon Watson
    "The spread of polio around the world has become so serious it is now an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization warned today. The agency said the problem could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease. It described current polio outbreaks in Asia, Africa and the Middle East as an 'extraordinary event' that required a coordinated international response. It was the first-ever international alert on polio. 'Until it is eradicated, polio will continue to spread internationally, find and paralyze susceptible kids,' Dr Bruce Aylward, who leads WHO's polio...
  • Report: Ebola Suspected In Europe: “Broken Through All Containment Efforts”

    04/20/2014 1:38:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 135 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/20/14
    Though officials at the World Health Organization are feverishly working to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in what is now seven African nations, their efforts may be for naught. In Guinea, a hot spot for the deadly contagion, government health officials have said that the outbreak is nearly under control. Yet, Reuters reports that the government “planned to stop publicly releasing the death toll to avoid causing unnecessary panic.” But panic may be in order. Despite the best efforts of emergency health workers it appears that virus may have crossed out of Africa into Europe.
  • Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever, Guinea (Situation as of 30 March 2014)

    03/30/2014 1:26:53 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 15 replies
    30 March 2014 – As of 28 March, the total number of suspected and confirmed cases in the on-going Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever (EHF) outbreak in Guinea has increased to 112, including 70 deaths (Case Fatality Rate 62.5%). New suspected cases have been reported from Conakry (4 cases), Guékédou (4), Macenta (1) and Dabola (1) prefectures. The date of hospital admission of the most recent suspected case is 28 March. Two of the new suspected cases have been in health care workers indicating the need to further strengthen health facility-based infection prevention and control. Domestic infection prevention is being supported for patients...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin announce separation after 11 years of marriage

    03/25/2014 4:48:12 PM PDT · by workerbee · 82 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/25/14
    **SNIP**"We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children, and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time," the message also said. "We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner."
  • Jennifer Lawrence lip-syncs, crazily dances to Santana in deleted 'American Hustle' scene

    03/19/2014 3:13:16 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 19, 2014 | Chiderah Monde
    Jennifer Lawrence got an Oscar nod for her acting chops in "American Hustle," but it's her crazy dancing and lip-syncing skills in a deleted scene that really deserve the academy's highest honor. A captivating 4-minute outtake from the movie shows Lawrence, 23, as the cynical Roselyn Rosenfeld, vacuuming her living room while dancing and mouthing the words to Santana's 1969 song "Evil Ways." The three-time Oscar nominee whips her hair back and forth, rolls the vacuum cleaner around, flails her arms, and even gets down on all fours while singing about how her "house is dark and her pots are...
  • World Health Organisation advises halving sugar intake

    03/06/2014 12:11:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 5, 2014 | Edward Malnick
    The daily allowance for a person's sugar intake should be halved to six teaspoons, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Draft guidance published by the international body advises a dramatic reduction in sugar consumption to help avoid mounting health problems including obesity and tooth decay. The WHO is proposing to retain its current formal recommendation that no more than 10 per cent of an individual's calories should come from sugar – the equivalent of 12 "level" teaspoons a day for the average adult. However, its draft guidelines state that a further reduction to 5 per cent "would have additional...
  • R.I.P. Tim Wilson

    02/27/2014 5:06:19 AM PST · by Abathar · 16 replies ^ | Thursday February 27, 2014 |
    Regular listeners to this show know that Tim is a friend and a brother to all of us at the Bob & Tom Show. It is a very difficult day, and we couldn't be more saddened by the passing of a comedy legend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim's loved ones. Tim's first appearance on the show took place on April 13, 1995. His first bit played on the Bob & Tom Show was "Acid Country." "Tim is a brother to all of us at the BOB & TOM Show," said Tom Griswold. "He had a comedic voice like...
  • Denouncing

    12/27/2013 12:48:39 PM PST · by slimjohn · 139 replies
    This is just not right.
  • 'I can't stand EU bureaucracy' The Who's Roger Daltrey lays into Brussels

    12/01/2013 1:49:17 PM PST · by dennisw · 28 replies ^ | Published: Mon, November 18, 2013
    The Who frontman said Brussels had become so bloated its influence was now “detrimental” and the organisation was doomed to fail. In an interview with Sunday Times magazine yesterday, he also revealed he had not ruled out voting for Nigel Farage’s UK Independence Party. He said: "I've met Nigel but I don't know who I'll vote for. I'm agnostic at the moment. "I can't stand the bureaucracy of the European Union. It’s detrimental to the whole place. “They’ve made some decisions now where I think it can only fly apart at the seams. Sooner or later. Hopefully sooner.” Daltrey, a...
  • Boehner: I Couldn’t Get On ObamaCare Site, Either (How Pathetic This Boehner)

    11/22/2013 5:41:47 AM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 22, 2013 | Geoff Earle
    House Speaker John Boehner says he didn’t have any better luck using a government Web site to sign up for ObamaCare than average Americans have had. The Ohio Republican said he tried signing up using the dysfunctional site Thursday. “Like many Americans, my experience was pretty frustrating,” he wrote in an e-mail blasted out to reporters. “After putting in my personal information, I received an error message. I was able to work past that, but when I went to actually sign up for coverage, I got this ‘internal server error’ screen.” The site has also crashed a number of...
  • ‘Who’ legend Daltrey ‘won’t be fooled’ on Capitol Hill

    10/30/2013 4:46:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 66 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 30, 2013 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON – The Who’s Roger Daltrey brought some revolution to the Capitol Wednesday during the installation of a bust of late British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, singing his classic “Won’t Get Fooled Again” to entrenched U.S. lawmakers. “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!” the British rock royal belted in his famous American-ized twang, backed by a group of gospel singers, guitar and piano, as the graying congressional leadership looked on in the Capitol rotunda Wednesday. “It was very pertinent to the occasion,” Daltrey told the Post, declining to elaborate further on his song selection. “Isn’t it pretty...
  • Here are the world’s worst cities for air pollution (Al Gore Suicide Watch)

    10/20/2013 7:43:59 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 36 replies
    QZ/Quartz ^ | 10/20/2013 | By Ritchie King and Lily Kuo
    Here are the world’s worst cities for air pollution, and they’re not the ones you’d expect. In 2010, some 223,000 people around the world died from lung cancer caused by exposure to air pollution, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday. And more than half of those deaths are believed to have been in China and elsewhere in East Asia. Here are the world’s worst cities for air pollution, according to the WHO. + air-pollution-by-city Exposure to air pollution is getting worse in parts of the world, especially industrializing countries, according to the WHO. The WHO’s key announcement yesterday was...