This AP article by Kevin Freking links to SFGate.com.
Says Boxer, "So although I won't be working in my Senate space and I won't be running in that next tough race, as long as there are issues and challenges and strife, I will never retire, because that's the meaning of my life." The 74-year-old senator made the announcement in an unusual video in which she answered questions posed by her grandson, Zach Rodham, who is the son of Nicole Boxer and Tony Rodham, Hillary Rodham Clinton's brother.
Members of the Anglican clergy voting in November, 2014 for a historic change.
This article by Alan Cowell links to the New York Times.
“Today we can begin to embrace a new way of being the church and moving forward together,” the archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby, said after a vote lat November to overturn a centuries-long ban on female participation in the hierarchy of the Anglican churcn. Now two decades after the first female priest was ordained, the Rev. Libby Lane is now a bishop.
This article by Nanette Asimov links to SFGate.com.
The controversy surrounding an accrediting commission's decision to revoke the certification of City College of San Francisco may be nearing a close as Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow prepares to issue a decision soon. The long-broiling saga took an interesting turn in June when an investigation revealed bias and sneaky politics underfoot on the part of the group responsible for accrediting community colleges. Regardless, if the commission's decision to revoke is upheld by the judge, then City College may have to close. Alternatively, a two-year extension may be granted, giving administrators time to clean up alleged deficiencies.
It happens only once every 15 years or so, and the last time it drove environmentalists into a state of apoplexy. That would be the award of the big contract to run Yosemite's lodgings, restaurants and other tourist services. It turns out, the Sierra Club and other nonprofits have cause to be concerned. In 1993, the Department of Interior may have secretly maneuvered to place the contract into the lap of Delaware North Companies, which is run by a billionaire with former ties to notorious gangsters. Bidding on the new contract was supposed to take effect in September 2011, but has been delayed again and again. Which begs the question: Is DNC the Halliburton of the National Park Service?
Filaments of ebola attached to a cell.
This article links to Forbes.com
The experimental Ebola drug ZMapp is the product of a "convoluted convergence of U.S. and Canadian federal agencies and industrial partners that's typical for treatments of potential value against biowarfare and bioterrorism," according to this 8/5/14 article in Forbes. "The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) has been a critical driver of much of this work as they maintain biosafety level-4 facilities in Frederick, Maryland, and have extensive expertise with non-human primates as a model for human infectious diseases." The research and development of ZMapp and related drugs described here calls to mind Leonard Horowitz's 1996 book, Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola - Nature, Accident or Intentional. (A video broadcast from Dr. Horowitz took place in August.) For more background, see also The City Edition's 2006 article about Liberia and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, "Sometimes You Win."
This article by Michael Nevradakis links to TruthOut.org.
Investigative reporter and bestselling author Greg Palast discusses the results of his investigation into the actions of so-called vulture funds and their role in the destruction of the Greek economy. According to Palast, "I've been investigating the causes of Greece's collapse; it's a crime scene; it's not something that was a matter of Greeks living beyond their means or being lazy, olive pit-spewing slackers, as the Germans would have it. In fact, I actually looked it up: The average Greek worker works 400 hours more a year than the average German worker."
Back in the 1920's, Dr. William Bates developed an approach to correcting eyesight that unfortunately, never caught on with the medical establishment. Yet by following a series of simple techniques, you can get back your 20/20 vision and leave the spectacles behind. Here's a look at how it's done, along with alternative solutions to cataract surgery.
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