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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand 170

Posted by samzenpus
from the mask-and-gloves dept.
symbolset writes in with the latest about an ebola outbreak spreading across West Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to monitor the evolution of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. The current epidemic trend of EVD outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia remains serious, with 67 new cases and 19 deaths reported July 15-17, 2014. These include suspect, probable, and laboratory-confirmed cases. The EVD outbreak in Guinea continues to show a declining trend, with no new cases reported during this period. Critical analyses and review of the current outbreak response is being undertaken to inform the process of developing prioritized national operational plans. Effective implementation of the prioritized plans will be vital in reversing the current trend of EVD outbreak, especially in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Comment: From a European perspective (Score 2) 302

by Werrismys (#44649527) Attached to: Obama Seeks New System For Rating Colleges
The proposotion sounds like a mask for lowering the standards. Sweden is already in this path. Results droop and they cannot admit the real reason because of politics. So the culprit must be the system. Everyone suffers and the esteem of educational institutions drop when they MUST take and pass students of ... let's say, lesser capabilities, in name of multiculturalism. USA is fast becoming a social democratic european style hellhole.

Comment: Re:Less drama more substance (Score 1) 225

by Werrismys (#43152297) Attached to: Defcad.com Wants To Be the Google of 3D-Printable Guns
By US law. In other parts of the world the definition of "gun" varies. In Finland for example, there is no definition of "gun" in the law. In Finland, the "gun" is its serial number. There are vague definitions of gun parts. So, any single part is not a "gun" but some parts that either touch the cartridge when the gun goes off, or are "under pressure", or touch parts that fall under former categories, are "gun parts" and need a permission. But not always: a Mosin bolt is not a restricted part... but an MP5 trigger housing is. It's the wookie defence equivalent of legislation.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (7) Well, it's an excellent idea, but it would make the compilers too hard to write.

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