Six hunters in the Democratic Republic of Congo who fell sick and were suspected to have Ebola have tested negative for the virus, the health minister said on Saturday.
The government and World Health Organization investigated a possible outbreak about 270 km (170 miles) northeast of the capital when the hunters developed Ebola-like symptoms after eating an antelope that appeared to be sick when they killed it.
The symptoms included diarrhoea, vomiting and bloody urine. Four of the hunters have died.
“All of the samples are negative … There is not an Ebola epidemic,” Health Minister Felix Kabange said in an interview on state-run television.
One of the things that inspired me to finally pick up the guitar was seeing X in concert again. I have always loved their sound, and this song was a special favorite that I work on most practice sessions. Perhaps a year from now I’ll play this well enough to record my own version. In the meantime, here’s two versions of my favorite song of the day.
Next, Dave Alvin, the songwriter from back in the 80’s:
It’s actually easier than you think. We always need location, our gear, our skills, and The Moment. I’m blessed with some decades of photography experience and the fireworks show guarantees the moment, that critical aspect you can’t often guarantee. To me the hard part on July 4th in camera pro infested Los Angeles is location where I can use my gear like a tri pod.
Long exposures are a must so hand held is pretty much useless for anything nicer than a quick selfie. If you have a nice camera and run it in manual mode, this should inspire you to take that next step and learn some settings. Like turning off the flash. Using 5 or ten second exposures. Aperture priority or setting the F stop. Go for it, its digital. No film wasted. We all have plenty to delete when we so even the uber high salary pros. But those good ones~!
My reason for this advice is that back when I bought my first ever SLR (a film one) one of the first things I photographed was fireworks and I was amazed by how easy it was and how spectacular the results were. I think it’s even easier with a digital camera as you can get immediate feedback as to whether the shots you’ve taken are good or not and then make adjustments.
Of course it’s not just a matter of going out finding a fireworks display - there are, as usual, things you can do to improve your results. With 4 July just around the corner I thought I’d share a few fireworks digital photography tips:
There’s no surprises here, but it’s important to remind yourself of the coming problem, and some of the solutions. 2040 is only 25 years away.
By 2040, the world’s population is predicted to rise to nine billion. That means two billion more mouths to feed. Even now, the earth groans under the weight of those numbers. More than 800 million people are malnourished. Another two billion are short of essential micronutrients, which affect health. A billion more consume too many calories and are obese.
What can be done? In his new book, The End of Plenty: The Race To Feed A Crowded World, Joel K. Bourne Jr., a former senior editor for National Geographic, travels from India to China and Africa to find answers.
Speaking from his home in North Carolina, he explains how biofuels distort food prices; how Iran offers an unlikely model for reducing population; and why the world needs a Pink Revolution. (Read more about how to feed our growing planet.)
The latest and perhaps final frontier in the legal battle over gay marriage in America is a clerk’s office in rural Kentucky.
Kim Davis, a county clerk, is one of a handful of officials across the South who have defied the US Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Mrs Davis, who says her Christian beliefs preclude her from facilitating gay marriages, has also stopped issuing licenses to heterosexual couples.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has now filed suit against Mrs Davis on behalf of four couples - two homosexual and two heterosexual - who were turned away when they sought licenses this week.
Mrs Davis has pledged she will not give in.
This story begs a few questions.
1. Why wasn’t the hold request honored? This guy has been deported 5 times previously and has 7 felony convictions. He was arrested by ICE and turned over to the SFPD on (another) outstanding drug warrant. If ICE thought this guy was going to be a problem given his record, why didn’t the SFPD?
2. How in the hell was this guy able to get his hands on a gun? I know the gun fuckers will point to this and loudly proclaim HUR! HUR! HUR! GUNZ CONTROL LAWS DON’T WERK! But seriously, how and more specifically, where did he get the gun?
And third and last. When is the GOP going to finally tell the Donald to shut the fuck up?
“Where are the other candidates now that this tragic murder has taken place b/c of our unsafe border,” he tweeted. “We need a wall!”
Nothing as classy as politicizing a tragic death for personal gain, eh Donald?
In Clallam County, Washington, a woman has died of complications from measles. This is the first U.S. death from measles since 2003.
Clallam County had an outbreak of measles earlier this year, when five people were diagnosed with the disease. The woman who died brings this to a total of six.
She likely contracted measles when she visited a health facility; a person who was later identified as having measles was there at the same time. The woman who died was apparently taking a series of medications that lowered her immune system’s ability to fight off disease. Although she didn’t present a rash or other obvious external symptoms, she died of pneumonia caused by the measles infection.
6 String Drag stopped by the WNRN Studios for an acoustic session of songs from their new record “Roots Rock’n’Roll”.
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Taken from Ibeyi’s debut album. Released 16th/17th February through XL Recordings.
Directed by Ed Morris.