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CDC Tries Old-School Epidemiology To Fight Ebola

Uncategorized | Posted by Israel Grossman Attorney
Nov 21 2014

In Liberia, Ebola runs rampant in rural areas. In response, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are trying Rapid Response Teams which “flood the zone” and isolate cases.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/21/365638390/cdc-tries-old-school-epidemiology-to-fight-ebola?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Violence Breaks Out At Protest For Missing Mexican Students

Uncategorized | Posted by Israel Grossman Attorney
Nov 21 2014

Marchers took to Mexico City’ streets to protest the government’s handling of the disappearance and presumed murder of 43 students. Mexico’s president has been criticized for his handling of the case.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/21/365638397/violence-breaks-out-at-protest-for-missing-mexican-students?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Iran Nuclear Negotiators Face Monday Deadline

Uncategorized | Posted by Israel Grossman Attorney
Nov 21 2014

The temporary agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program expires on Monday and negotiators are working down to the wire for a new deal. Secretary of State John Kerry has joined the talks.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/21/365638446/iran-nuclear-negotiators-face-monday-deadline?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Low Consumer Spending Hinders Japan’s Economic Recovery

Uncategorized | Posted by Israel Grossman Attorney
Nov 20 2014

The ultimate aim of Japan’s effort to revive the economy is to give consumers the confidence to start buying again. Weak consumer confidence has hit big-ticket purchases hardest.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/20/365390947/low-consumer-spending-hurts-japans-economy?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

To Quell Controversy, Mexico’s First Lady Will Sell Mansion

Uncategorized | Posted by Israel Grossman Attorney
Nov 20 2014

She says she’ll divest herself of the villa after her ownership became clouded by questions of corruption and conflict of interest. It’s the latest challenge to her husband, President Pena Nieto.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/20/365390961/trying-to-quell-controversy-mexico-s-first-lady-will-sell-mansion?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Pew Report Indicates Illegal Immigration Is Leveling Off

Uncategorized | Posted by Israel Grossman Attorney
Nov 20 2014

Immigration politics are taking center stage. Arun Rath talks to the Pew Research Center’s Jeffrey Passel about the declining number of undocumented immigrants arriving from Mexico.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/20/365390975/pew-report-indicates-illegal-immigration-is-leveling-off?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Backlash Fails To Deter Protesters In Hong Kong’s Mongkok Camp

Uncategorized | Posted by Israel Grossman Attorney
Nov 19 2014

Armed with a court injunction, city court bailiffs could move to clear part of the Mongkok camp this week. Protesters seem unfazed. They’ve seen it all, including having dead rodents dropped on them.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/19/365151107/backlash-fails-to-deter-protesters-in-hong-kong-s-mongkok-camp?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Bloodmobiles To Collect Plasma From West Africa’s Ebola Survivors

Uncategorized | Posted by Israel Grossman Attorney
Nov 19 2014

Researchers gear up tests in West Africa to see whether blood from Ebola survivors can help people who are sick with the disease. This is part of a broader effort to test therapies in West Africa.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/19/365151058/bloodmobiles-to-collect-plasma-from-west-africa-s-ebola-survivors?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Take The Plunge Into World Toilet Day

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Nov 19 2014

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Wilbur Sargunaraj “How to Use An Eastern Toilet” from YouTube

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Today is a day to celebrate the wonders of the toilet — and to make a commitment to bringing toilets to all those in need. In case you’re wondering, there are 2.5 billion people who are toiletless.

That’s the mission of World Toilet Day, founded by Singapore entrepreneur Jack Sim, head of the World Toilet Organization, in 2001 and officially established as a United Nations day just last year.

In honor of this Very Important Vessel, the Goats and Soda blog is devoting itself to toilets today. So if our readers have ever thought, that blog’s in the toilet, well, today they are 100 percent right.

We’ll be running stories about toilets all day long, including an interview with Sim, who bravely posed for a photograph on a toilet in an outdoor field in Washington, D.C., on one of the coldest days of the year.

And what better way to usher in our World Toilet Day coverage than … on the toilet.

The first-class Indian videographer Wilbur Sargunaraj made a video that teaches the fine art of using an Eastern latrine. We’d like to present it in all its glory. And yes, it is suitable for workplace.

Also: Tune in tomorrow. Goats and Soda will be premiering a new music video by Sargunaraj on “The Village Way” — life in the village where he spent much of his boyhood. Move over, MTV!

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/11/19/365012163/take-the-plunge-into-world-toilet-day?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Ex-NBA Star Yao Ming Encourages Chinese To Stop Buying Ivory

Uncategorized | Posted by Israel Grossman Attorney
Nov 18 2014

Retired NBA player Yao Ming has embarked on a mission to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos in Africa. Yao stars in the Animal Planet documentary Saving Africa’s Giants With Yao Ming.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2014/11/18/364889068/ex-nba-star-yao-ming-encourages-chinese-to-stop-buying-ivory?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world