Monthly Archives: August 2014

After the death of a child, Va. parents cope with questions about unregulated day care

By David S. Fallis, Amy Brittain With two young boys and two hectic careers in the Navy, Christina and Stephen Guralny depended on day care. She was a 35-year-old surgical technician, and he was a dental assistant, six years her junior. They had a sandy-haired toddler named Dalton who took after his father and a new more

Source: The Washington Post

Category: mythical character, Hans Christian Andersen, New York Post


Ackley, M's down Nats

Seattle, WA ( - Dustin Ackley smacked a three-run homer and drove in four as the Seattle Mariners topped the Washington Nationals, 5-3, to salvage a three-game set.Hisashi Iwakuma (13-6) allowed three runs on five hits with six strikeouts more

Source: Fox News


Doping and Electronic Properties of GaAs Grown by Close-Spaced Vapor Transport from Powder Sources for Scalable III-V Photovoltaics

By Andrew J Ritenour Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C4EE01943A, PaperAndrew J Ritenour, Jason W. Boucher, Robert DeLancy, Ann L Greenaway, Shaul Aloni, Shannon BoettcherWe report the use of a simple close-spaced vapor transport technique for the growth of high-quality epitaxial GaAs films using potentially inexpensive GaAs powders as precursors. The free carrier more

Source: RSC


Editorial: Putin’s propoganda keeps Russians in the dark about Ukraine and more

By Editorial Board PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN, his bitter resentment at the Soviet empire's collapse metastasized into seething Russian nationalism, has marginalized the political opposition, muzzled dissidents and intimidated independent voices in civil society. In prosecuting his widening war in Ukraine, he has also resurrected the tyranny of the Big Lie, using state-controlled media more

Source: The Washington Post

Category: civil society, Vladimir Putin


One Judge to Decide the Future of Detroit

By By MONICA DAVEY and MARY WILLIAMS WALSH In a trial set to open on Tuesday, nothing short of this city's future is at stake, with a judge to decide whether to approve a blueprint to eliminate more than $7 billion of its estimated $18 billion in debts. more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Pensions and Retirement Plans, Detroit (Mich), Local Government, Rhodes, Steven W, Bankruptcies


GOP jitters over Kansas

Our Labor Day weekend trip around the "Inside Politics" table included GOP jitters over Kansas, the 2016 impact of President Obama's immigration deliberations, progressive worries about Elizabeth Warren's hawkish foreign policy views, and Republican angst about a research project that was designed to help but may have done more harm more

Source: CNN Top Stories


Sweet Hawaiian (NOT CROCKPOT) Chicken

After seeing many horrifying reviews of the original recipe posted on facebook, I reworked it to my own liking. As written, there is NO CROCKPOT involved, but if anyone can provide technical support for that method I'd welcome any suggestions!Sweet Hawaiian (NOT CROCKPOT) ChickenRating: 0Created: Aug 31, 2014 9:29:08 PM more



Tiramisu Tart

“This is a nice and original variation of classic Tiramisù. A crunch crust filled with a soft delicious egg cream on a bitter espresso sponge biscuit bed”.Tiramisu TartRating: 0Created: Aug 31, 2014 9:25:53 PM more



Tiramisu Tart

“This is a nice and original variation of classic Tiramisù. A crunch crust filled with a soft delicious egg cream on a bitter espresso sponge biscuit bed”.Tiramisu TartRating: 0Created: Aug 31, 2014 9:25:53 PM more



Very Hot Salsa

It seems that there are no salsa recipes that are hot enough for me. Here is a ghost chili salsa that is hot enough for anyone. Makes most people cry and swear. :)Very Hot SalsaRating: 0Created: Aug 31, 2014 9:22:44 PM more



Tantrums, concubines, hotpot burns and smog: China insurers have it covered

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Your child throws a tantrum and smashes something? Take out "naughty child insurance". Similarly, buy cover against your bride becoming pregnant before the honeymoon, your team being knocked out of the soccer World Cup, burning your tongue eating hotpot or if smog ruins your holiday. more

Source: Reuters

Category: businessNews


Israel proposes taking more West Bank land for Jewish settlers

By William Booth, Ruth Eglash JERUSALEM — The Israeli government announced Sunday that it would appropriate almost 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank that could be used to build homes for Jewish settlers. The Israeli group Peace Now, which opposes expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, called it the largest more

Source: The Washington Post

Category: Benjamin Netanyahu, Al-Qaeda


Boswell: The Nationals and Orioles lead by a lot on Labor Day and we’re in for a scare and a treat

By Thomas Boswell How do you hold a lead that ought to be safe but isn't, quite? How do you keep from choking in September when you have just enough of a division lead to relax? Or gag and be overtaken in a final week that feels like a slasher flick come more

Source: The Washington Post

Category: Doug Fister, National Football League


Posey off as Giants go for sweep of Brewers

By (Matt Kawahara) Buster Posey took a couple of shots on foul balls last night, including one off the right arm catching in the first inning, and so gets a day off in Sunday's Giants series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Giants catcher Buster Posey, connecting for a two-run triple against the Milwaukee Brewers more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Nats Journal: Nationals-Mariners discussion thread: Game 134

By Adam Kilgore The Nationals can sweep the Mariners today, but they'll have to beat Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball. Iwakuma has a 2.84 ERA in 85 career games, including 71 starts, thanks to impeccable command. This season, he has walked less than one hitter per more

Source: The Washington Post

Category: Discussion thread, Hisashi Iwakuma


Large ‘dead zone’ signals continued problems for the Chesapeake Bay

By Joby Warrick It began forming in May, when heavy spring rains loaded the rivers and creeks with fertilizer washed from farms and suburban lawns. It grew rapidly over the summer, as a broth of chemicals, animal waste and microbes simmered in the warm, slow-moving waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Read full article more

Source: The Washington Post

Category: water quality, Nancy Rabalais


Libyans Overrun Compound Abandoned by U.S. Embassy in Tripoli

By By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK A video circulating online Sunday showed gleeful trespassers diving off a balcony into a pool in the residential compound abandoned by the American Embassy when it pulled out of Tripoli in July. more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Libya, United States, Tripoli (Libya), Middle East and North Africa Unrest (2010- ), Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates, Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming, United States International Relations, Abandonment (Property)


Sacramento-area warm-up continues into Labor Day before cooling returns

By (Sammy Caiola) High temperatures and a light breeze are in store for Sacramentans enjoying outdoor activities around town Sunday and Monday's Labor Day holiday.

This NOAA satellite image shows an area of high pressure keeping skies clear over Northern California and much of the rest of the state. The system will help push more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Mixing in star-forming clouds explains why sibling stars look alike

The chemical uniformity of stars in the same cluster is the result of turbulent mixing in the clouds of gas where star formation occurs, according to a study by astrophysicists at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Their results, published August 31 in Nature, show that even stars that don't more


Category: Astronomy & Space


49ers’ Ray McDonald arrested Sunday for domestic abuse

By (Matt Barrows) SAN JOSE -- 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was arrested for domestic violence early Sunday morning in San Jose. Police arrived at McDonald's home at approximately 2 a.m. where a party was being held in honor of McDonald's birthday. He turns 30 on Tuesday.

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


49ers’ Ray McDonald arrested for domestic violence

By Cindy Boren Last week, the NFL adopted new rules involving domestic violence, and now it appears that the first player to test the rules is Ray McDonald. The San Francisco 49ers defensive end was arrested in a domestic violence dispute involving his pregnant fiancee, according to Damian Trujillo of NBC Bay Area more

Source: The Washington Post

Category: domestic violence, San Francisco 49ers, Ray McDonald


U.S. Airstrikes Help Break Militants’ Siege of Northern Iraqi Town

By By TIM ARANGO A coalition backed by American air power broke a long siege of Amerli, a town in northern Iraq that for weeks had been surrounded by Sunni extremists who threatened to slaughter thousands of Shiite residents. more

Source: The New York Times

Category: United States Defense and Military Forces, Sadr, Moktada Al-, United States, Pesh Merga, Sunni Muslims, Obama, Barack, Shiite Muslims, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Iraqi Army, Yazidi (Religious Sect), Amerli (Iraq), Iraq, Asaib Ahl al-Haq


China refuses to give Hong Kong right to choose leaders; protesters vow vengeance

By William Wan BEIJING — China's parliament decided Sunday against letting Hong Kong voters nominate candidates for the 2017 election, despite growing agitation for democratic reform. The move is likely to spark long-promised protests in Hong Kong's business district by activists, who began planning and mobilizing within hours of the announcement. Read full more

Source: The Washington Post

Category: financial district


US IN 'FREE FALL' Rogers says inertia on ISIS shows Obama 'withdrawn'

By (Fox News Online) US airstrikes, humanitarian aid for Iraqi city under ISIS siegeSaudi king warns jihadists could attack US, Europe within months EXCLUSIVE: ISIS looks to Mexican borderVIDEO: Why US should worry VIDEO: Obama must use military on ISIS, general says OPINION: Cameron stands up to Islamists — a lesson for Obama more

Source: Fox News


Islamic militia group says it has 'secured' US compound in Libya

By (Fox News Online) BREAKING NEWS: AN ISLAMIST-ALLIED MILITIA GROUP has 'secured' a US Embassy residential compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday, according to The Associated Press. Islamist militia in Tripoli accepts UN call more

Source: Fox News


Putin Urges Talks on Greater Autonomy for Eastern Ukraine

By By ANDREW ROTH and ANDREW E. KRAMER In an interview Sunday, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia veered between veiled threats and demands that the Ukraine government negotiate directly with separatists. more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Defense and Military Forces, Poroshenko, Petro Olekseyevich, Russia, Ukraine, Donetsk (Ukraine), Putin, Vladimir V, Luhansk (Ukraine), Mariupol (Ukraine)