Friday, 15 August 2014

Panama Canal

100 years ago the Panama Canal was opening.

SS Ancon entering west chamber, Mira Flores lower locks

SS Ancon became the first ship to officially transit the Panama Canal. It was on August 15,1914. It is one of the seven wonders of the modern World.

It was the greatest day in Panama's history.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Second Cold or Third World War?

Russia bans food imports from West...

Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner talks to Gwen Ifill about the U.S. response to Russia’s new ban against most Western food imports, the E.U.’s growing resolve to stand with the U.S. and the growing potential for Russian troops to invade Eastern Ukraine.

She is a stupid. European economy will really suffer from Russian sanctions. Especially Poland and the Baltic countries.

The stupid World! Ebola virus is coming...

Robin Williams...

Famous comedic actor Robin Williams was found dead in his home in Tiburon, California on Monday. He was 63.

Authorities are investigating the death, and an autopsy is forthcoming, but initial evidence points to a suicide due to asphyxia.

Robin Williams

RIP, Robin... Memento mori!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Ebola epidemic

Leading Sierra Leone doctor Sheik Humarr Khan died from Ebola virus on Tuesday afternoon at Kailahun treatment centre in Sierra Leone.

Dr. Khan led the response in Sierra Leone to the current Ebola outbreak there and treated dozens of patients. On Thursday, Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency, quarantining Ebola epicentres.

The previous Tuesday, Minister of Health and Sanitation Miatta Kargbo announced Dr. Khan had contracted Ebola. Dr. Khan was moved to the Doctors Without Borders treatment center in Kailahun. A few days before he was admitted, three other senior staff in his department at the Kenema Government Hospital died from Ebola, including one, Nurse Mbalu Fonnie, with more than two decades' experience with hemorrhagic fever.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Hello, August!


This is the last month of summer or winter (in Southern Hemisphere).

Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

But according Irish calendar August is an autumn.

Enjoy it!