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Atlanta, Ga., has experienced the horror shooting at the school. The suspect fired a machine gun at school, where more than 800 children.
According to the police, the 20-year-old Michael Brandon went to school with a gun. The representative of the school administration led talks with him about that he did not use a weaponmore
Meteorite fall in the Chelyabinsk region became the main news of the day. According to police, the medical establishment has turned 514, the regional authorities assess the damage, and the governor has already found a celestial body in the lake. Politicians are talking about the origin of the terrestrial meteorite, and MOE asked not to create panic and assures that all warned in advance.
One of the jokes, which quickly spread on the Internet after the fall of the meteorite in the Chelyabinsk region, links the entry of space objects with the coming end of the world, due in 2012, which belatedly brought "Mail of Russia". However, neither the authorities of the Chelyabinsk region, or emergency services is not the time for jokes.
Dozens of mobile phone cameras Chelyabinsk residents this morning were turned to the sky. In the sky was visible dense smoke plume that was left after the fall of the meteorite. On the frame of the video from surveillance cameras show that in the sky there was a bright flash (probably when the body went into the air), and then continued to move the object to the earth.more
So far, the U.S. president was not able to find a candidate for secretary of state, after Clinton leaves from the post. Recall that the prospective candidate refused such use. There is no evidence anyone else could offer Obama for the post, but he decides not to Rice with respect. Recall that many members of the government negatively perceived the news of a possible appointment to the post of Secretary of State Rice.more
In the U.S. state of New Jersey, died barcode creator Norman Woodland. Legendary founder was 91. While still in high school Woodland began developing a system that could automatically read product information during its inspection. The first outlines of the code have been created out of the sand on the beach in Florida. Note that in 1952, the scientist has received a patent for his invention.more
Aspirin may be wonder drug: pain, which helps prevent heart attacks, strokes and some forms of cancer, may also help prevent Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.
Low-dose aspirin daily to prevent heart attacks and strokes can also protect the memory and cognitive function in older people, according to a new study published in BMJ Open. The study reported that if the child is taking aspirin daily, it can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's by 55 percent.
Cheap, non-prescription drugs to protect against loss of memory can be innovative, open, given that about 25 percent of Americans aged 70 and older suffer from dementia (memory disorder) or cognitive impairment, which is the earliest sign of Alzheimer's.more
Young orthopedic surgeons say they are less likely to get tired after take effect rules governing working hours, according to a poll in the U.S..
But the results suggest that doctors do not really sleep more, according to the policy of restricting the working hours and the doctors said they felt less prepared, and were less satisfied with their education.
In July 2003, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in the United States has implemented a new policy limiting cheny while on duty, enter 10 clockwise break between shifts.
The primary objective was to reduce strain and fatigue of young doctors associated with medical errors that could only partially.more
Hurricane Sandy Video. In New York, hastily prepared to face the hurricane "Sandy." According to weather forecasts, the brunt of the elements have to just to the states of New York and New Jersey. The storm, which locals have dubbed "Frankenshtorm" will bring heavy rain and snow, and the wind speed will reach 100-120 km / h
Given these forecasts, the regions have a state of emergency, all the emergency services in New York transferred to the medium security service: weekends, holidays and days off canceled. Closed ferry from Batteri Park to the island on which stands the Statue of Liberty, closed subway, canceled most of the routes of buses and trains. Closed to the Central Park. Canceled classes in all educational institutions of the city, will not work and the courts.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the evacuation of all coastal areas of the city. "If you refuse to evacuate, you do not just Exposure of their lives at risk but also the lives of those people who will have to rescue you," - said the mayor.
Residents of at least actively preparing for the coming disaster. In stores huge demand matches, flashlights, batteries, stoves, candles. "One-month supply of matches, candles and lanterns, we sold out this morning," - said the owner of a small hardware store. In grocery supermarkets people buy canned fruits and vegetables, tea, coffee, pasta and cereals, whole packs of water and hygiene products.
In the city center, many shops have closed down, the owners are going to open them only after the hurricane. New York streets were deserted, and freely on the roads, except for the entrances to the major shopping centers.more
Hurricane "Sandy" could affect the U.S. presidential election. Approaching the northeast U.S. hurricane "Sandy" has made adjustments to the campaign and may influence the vote on November 6. At the campaign headquarters Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney revised travel plans around the country and meeting with the Americans, not to distract them from preparing to repel the disaster.
Deputy Press Secretary of the White House Josh Ernest said that at the moment Barack Obama considers it a priority to ensure the safety of residents of the country and minimize the consequences of the hurricane. According to him, the president put first duties of the supreme commander and leader of the nation, and only then - the candidate.
On Saturday morning, the acting head of the U.S. administration held a teleconference meeting with the heads of the Ministry of National Security, the Federal Office of Emergency Management and the National Center for the Study of hurricanes. He gave instructions to ensure that all states are required to prepare for the storm and keep it in the course of this work.
Press secretary of the presidential campaign headquarters Jen Psaki reported that changes in travel plans across the country to meet with voters may be made depending on the situation on the ground, but Obama's schedule has already undergone a small correction. Thus, his departure from Washington to Florida, originally scheduled for Monday morning due to weather conditions postponed to Sunday night.
According to recent reports, U.S. President Barack Obama has canceled because of the storm, "Sandy" to be held on Monday and Tuesday campaign events in Virginia and Colorado to stay in Washington and to coordinate the fight against the coming to the east coast of the country element. Press the White House said that the President's plans are subject to further adjustments depending on the development of the situation, which is more than alarming.
Republicans and Democrats have urged Obama to make an attack on Iran! The influential U.S. organization Bipartisan Policy Center, which includes retired generals, intelligence officers and politicians from both the Republican and Democratic parties, a package of proposals on Iran, says "Haaretz".
The document, which will be officially presented on February 1, says that the most important U.S. foreign policy objective is to prevent the emergence of Tehran's military nuclear weapon and delivery systems.
To achieve this objective Bipartisan Policy Center suggested the Obama administration to take a number of steps: improve the tone in discussions with Iran and impose on him tougher sanctions and start preparing and planning for a military operation aimed at the destruction of the nuclear industry in the country.
In particular, the report advised the leadership of the country as follows:
- To intensify intelligence-subversive activity in Iran,
- Send to the region several minesweepers and the aircraft carrier strike group additional U.S. Navy
- Held in conjunction with the Allies several large-scale military exercises,
- To prepare a stock of equipment, resources and materials necessary for the war with Iran
- To help Saudi Arabia and other countries to build a loyal alternative ways to supply oil to world markets (bypassing the Strait of Hormuz, which Iran has promised to block)
- To strengthen the supply of weapons combat potential of the Allied armies of Arab states - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, the United Arab Emirates.
"The United States should set a clear alternative to Iran: if it terminates its nuclear program through negotiations, or it will be destroyed by military means - the U.S. and / or Israeli," - the participants in their position Bipartisan Policy Center.
This, however, notes that immediately before the attack on Iran must be set "quarantine" - that is to ban the country imports of light oil products (despite the large amounts of crude oil to Tehran lacks its fuel because of a lack of refining capacity). Even if such a "quarantine" will not help, the only alternative will be a military operation.
The report stressed that the large-scale war against Iran is very desirable, therefore, advised the leadership of the United States to spend a few weeks a "surgical" military air operation, along with that also encouraged to use special forces to destroy key installations in the enemy rear. Liquidation to be military objectives and elements of Iran's nuclear infrastructure.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration itself expresses serious concern Iran's nuclear program: According to The New York Times, the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that Iran is a growing threat to U.S. security. According to him, in case of war, the Iranians are going to carry the U.S. terrorist attacks. He noted that, according to him, for such preparations is personally Iran's supreme leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
In recent months, relations between Iran and the West deteriorated sharply. The U.S. and Europe have imposed strict economic sanctions Tehran, demanding the termination of its nuclear program. Iran has vowed to break the back of oil supplies from the Persian Gulf to world markets. U.S. is threatened with force.more
USA made a list associated with the Russian spies companies. The U.S. Commerce Department added to the list of subjects on which imposed export restrictions, 165 companies and individuals associated with the business Fishchenko Alexander, who was arrested on suspicion of spying for Russia. As the press release published on the website FBI now delivery of any goods from the U.S. to these companies is possible only after obtaining a special license.
Most got to the list of business firms and individuals - 119 - from Russia. In addition, the restrictions were the representatives of Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Sweden, the UK and Belize.
At present, the list of the Ministry of Commerce are only two organizations from Russia Scientific Research Institute of Technical Physics (VNIITF) and the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (VNIIEF).
165 subjects included in the list on the grounds that their activities saw a threat to national security and foreign policy interests of the United States. According to U.S. authorities, they acted as mediators, through which the company Fishchenko delivered from the U.S. to Russia microelectronics.
Alexander Fishchenko a director of two companies - American Arc Electronics Inc and Russian Apex System. October 2, he was arrested along with his co-workers 10 on charges of illegally exporting military technology to Russia. October 3 were charged.
According to the investigation, the company supplied the RF Fishchenko advanced microelectronics to bypass compulsory licensing in the United States. In particular, it is about microcontrollers, microprocessors, analog-to-digital converters and chips operating static random access memory (SRAM). This technique can be used for military purposes, in particular, for the collection of radar surveillance systems, management systems missiles.more
Obama has proposed a list of "retaliatory measures" against Iran. In the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress held hearings on relations with Iran in the light of information on the preparation of Tehran killing the Saudi ambassador in Washington, DC, newspaper The Los Angeles Times.
Speakers not only criticized the Obama administration for not hard, from their point of view, the approach to the problem, but also to offer the president a list of measures that could be the appropriate response to Tehran's actions. According to the publication, to those participants in the meeting carried the point killing the leaders and operatives of the Revolutionary Guards, an hacker attacks against state institutions of Iran, the implementation of covert operations by the CIA and U.S. special forces raids.
One speaker - a former CIA officer Marc Gerekt - said that the only way to stop the illegal activities of Iranian terrorists - is to make them understand that the United States will not be afraid to follow the path of escalation.
Gerekt, like most participants in the hearings, is a supporter of the Republican Party. In addition to his speakers included members of parliament, diplomats, experts and military (including - retired). The hearing was titled "Iran's terrorist activities in the United States."
As previously reported, the U.S. authorities have accused Tehran in the killing the Saudi ambassador to Washington, Adel al-Dzhubeyra. In Iran, the accusations are categorically rejected, calling them an invention of the U.S. administration towards the establishment of the conflict between Tehran and Riyadh.
However, Barack Obama has said that Iran will answer for their actions and called on the international community to impose on a new, tougher sanctions. Opponents of the U.S. president from among the Republicans, in turn, said that Tehran's response to the actions to be even tougher.more
In California, a truck rammed a passenger train! In California, articulated lorry crashed into a passing passenger train, causing part of derailment, said NBC News. The incident occurred on Monday near the town of Hanford (Hanford). The accident resulted in injuries to 50 passengers trains.
According to Fresno Bee, from a collision with a truck tipped tail of cars and locomotive that was pushing the train. Getting off the tracks, the train stopped after about 800 meters, said CNN. The very same tractor tipped over, the driver, received a head injury, was locked in a cabin. It could pull out an hour later.
Of the passengers, who suffered minor injuries, medical assistance was in place. Also reports on the hospitalization of some of them. According to the local edition of The Sentinel, a number of the victims were found broken. Those passengers who were not hospitalized, the buses were taken to neighboring communities.
What was the cause of the collision is unknown. Railroad crossing where the accident occurred, was regulated. When he approached the truck, the gate was closed, working lights.more
Clinton and Biden criticized Romney for speaking about Russia. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized the former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for his harsh statements about Russia and Russian-American relations. This was April 1 according to Reuters.
Speaking on the TV channel CBS, Joe Biden said that "Romney is behaving as if the Cold War is still going on," adding that "this is not 1956." Biden said that Washington and Moscow have differences on some issues, but stressed the importance of cooperation between the two countries with regard to Iran and Afghanistan. U.S. vice president also expressed the view that "if anything happens to the oil in the Persian Gulf," Russia will help the world to remedy the shortage of hydrocarbons from its own resources.
Hillary Clinton, in an interview with CNN, in turn, has called Romney's views on Russian-American relations "outdated" and urged the former governor of Massachusetts to be more pragmatic. "It should be realistic as to the issues on which we reach agreement, and in terms of where we do not reach," - Secretary of State said.
March 26, Mitt Romney strongly criticized U.S. President Barack Obama's policy toward Moscow, calling with Russia "geopolitical enemy number one." Romney found a "very disturbing" the fact that Obama is tough enough, in his view, the position in the dialogue with Moscow, which "supports the worst regimes in the world", in particular, Iran, Syria and North Korea.
The reason for the harsh statements are statements Romney Barack Obama's conversation with Medvedev, accidentally became public. The President of the United States, in particular, said Russian colleague that he could "be more flexible" on missile defense in Europe, following his re-election.
Currently, Romney is the leader of the Republican inner race to be nominated as a candidate for the U.S. presidency. The Democratic Party will fight for re-election Barack Obama. Elections will be held in November 2012.more
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Released trailer of the film "Liz and Dick"! Now you can finally see how Lindsay Lohan plays Elizabeth Taylor, the network has a 31-second trailer, but it hardly makes it possible to form an impression of the return to the screen of the problem star.
A short clip basically shows only Lohan as Taylor. 26-year-old actress said in a total of nine words in the trailer ... Moviegoers are at a loss: it is that the key to understanding how it performs its role in the film?
Recently, she was hit by a man and fled the Events and was arrested. Lohan was taken into custody when she was leaving the Dream Hotel, two hours after a pedestrian was hit on his Porsche.more
Twitter ban obscene language. Soon all users microblogging service Twitter can not swear, and all messages with foul language will be tracked and removed. While we are talking only about the English version of the site. The authors of a special algorithm confident that their innovation will allow five to seven times to reduce the offensive in microblogs. Already from the first of December leadership intends to run a full version, which will track the swearing in all the languages of the world. There is no evidence that the management of the network of microblogging plans to do with blogging lovers of foul language.more
iPhone 5 officially went on sale! Yesterday in Australia officially went on sale a new and most anticipated phone of the season - a smartphone iPhone 5 from the American corporation Apple. Sales started at authorized points at 8 am local time. Already, iPhone 5 will go on sale in Japan, Singapore, France, the UK, Canada and the USA.
It is reported that in a short time, the phone will be sold in 22 countries. According to the company, the number of pre-orders for the new iPhone only in the first day was more than two million, which is two times higher than the previous model phone iPhone 4S. If this goes on, it will be the most successful release in the history of the company.
Recall that the smartphone iPhone 5 was presented on September 12 at the presentation of Apple in San Francisco, and he did not show anything revolutionary, but it did not stop him from becoming the most popular phone.more
War anarchists accused of plotting a coup in the USA! Four U.S. military who hold anarchist views, accused of plotting a coup in the United States and the attempt on President Barack Obama. These charges, as reported by Associated Press, announced the prosecutor at the hearing on the case of a double murder in December 2011.
According to the investigation, the military shot dead 19-year old former soldier Michael Roark (Michael Roark) and his 17-year-old girlfriend Tiffany York (Tiffany York), to conceal their plans. Roark, according to anarchists, was a traitor, which is why they decided to kill him. The perpetrators were arrested shortly after the murder, but until August 27 of their motives public knew nothing.
August 27 prosecutors told the court that the criminal group of current and former U.S. military personnel, have spent at least 87 thousand dollars on weapons and parts for the bomb. One of the defendants, Private First Class Michael Burnett (Michael Burnett), pleaded guilty and in cooperation with the investigation in December testified against his accomplices - Private Agigi Isaac (Isaac Aguigui), which is considered the leader of the group, Sgt Anthony Pedena (Anthony Peden) and Private Christopher Salmon (Christopher Salmon).
Members of the group called FEAR ("Fear", an abbreviation of "Forever Enduring Always Ready" - "Always patient, always ready") planned to "give government of the country in the hands of the people," Burnett quoted CNN. The total number of members of the military FEAR unknown.
Hearings on the accomplices Burnett scheduled for Thursday, August 30.more
Hurricane "Isaac" has reached the coast of Louisiana! Hurricane first category "Isaac" on the night of August 29, reached the south-eastern coast of Louisiana. It is reported by CNN, with reference to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
No casualties or damage so far not reported, however, "Isaac" has already caused a power outage in about 100,000 residents of Louisiana. Currently Hurricane slow-moving along the coast and in the next few hours should reach New Orleans.
The mayor of New Orleans, reported Associated Press, said that the government does not expect the city to the consequences of such of hurricane "Katrina" in 2005, but urged residents to be vigilant and avoid streets that are flooded.
Wind speed at the center of the hurricane is now up to 130 kilometers per hour. According to the forecasts of meteorologists in the next few hours, it may increase, and "Isaac" can be assigned to the second category on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
Hurricane "Katrina", the fifth - the maximum - category on the Saffir-Simpson scale, hit New Orleans in late August 2005. Were then flooded 80 percent of the city, 1836 people have been officially declared dead. The economic costs of "Katrina" was estimated at $ 125 billion.more
Chocolate is good for your health! Organization Cochrane Group held 20 large-scale studies on chocolate and concluded that dark chocolate lowers blood pressure and dilates blood vessels, which is very useful for people with high blood pressure.
Unfortunately, scientists can not say exactly what dose is needed to reduce blood pressure.
Recall that the high pressure is dangerous because it is the cause of 54% of strokes in the world and 47% of coronary heart disease.
However, not every chocolate is useful scientists say.more
Named products that improve your mood! It is no secret that some foods, such as chocolate, for example, often improves even the most pessimistic. You know why? Read below.
The study involved more than 1,700 chemicals that are part of the popular products, and found that some of them are very similar to those used in the well-known anti-depressants.
Thus, those who are not very happy with life, pay attention to the chocolate, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and all kinds of tea.more
Morgan Stanley fined for damages! Brokerage unit of Morgan Stanley will pay a fine of $ 450-thousand dollars U.S. regulators. The money will pay for the bank allowed one of its traders "too much" in 2009. It is reported that while the bank's management has traced the trader Jared Wainwright (Jared Weinryt) while limiting the operations of 116 million dollars of transactions concluded on the $ 1.3 billion. Then the company posted a loss of 14.9 million dollars. The company immediately fired a dashing young man and introduced an additional control over the transactions of its traders.more
Soviet gymnast appeared in Louis Vuitton ad with Michael Phelps. Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina, who became famous worldwide for its records medal at the Olympics, starred in commercials fashion brand Louis Vuitton, along with the outstanding American athlete Michael Phelps (Michael Phelps).
Recall that during the recent games in London, Phelps broke the record medal Latynina. In fact, the poster 27-year-old Phelps and 77-year-old Latynina drink coffee on the couch, surrounded by luxury handbags Louis Vuitton. Under the photo caption: "Two outstanding way. One destiny."
Note that the new advertising campaign called "basic values" (Core Values), and it assumes the existence of many stars.more
Obama warned that Romney Hood will steal from the poor to give to the rich. U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday at a meeting of his supporters in Connecticut, a project that the tax Mitt Romney (Mitt Romney) will raise taxes for the middle class to pay for tax breaks for the very wealthiest Americans.
"It's like a reverse Robin Hood. This is Romney's Good "- this remark the president was greeted with laughter and applause.
Obama refers to the study of the project nedovnee Romney independent Tax Policy Center, which indicates that the payment of tax breaks for wealthy Americans, the former Massachusetts governor will have to terminate such popular measures as mortgages and tax breaks for families with children, as well as a tax credit for earned income .
The representative of Romney Ryan Williams (Ryan Williams) said that the project will strengthen the middle class, Romney, and, unlike Obama, he is already achieving in this area.more
Mitt Romney consciously confused Sikhs with the sheiks! A possible candidate for U.S. president from the Republican Party, Mitt Romney (Mitt Romney) "surprised the world," his mistake when, during one of his last speeches, confused Sikhs with the sheiks. Thus, Romney expressed his condolences to the families of Sikhs.
Note that Romney is not just misspoke and corrected his mistake, he made this mistake in a speech twice in one speech.
The next day, Romney asked the representative of an understanding to treat the reservation as Romney, of course, talking about the tragedy in Wisconsin.
Recall that Romney's "famous" for his public missteps, which, however, does not lower its ratings.more
The mother of Michael Jackson says that she returns home, his family in Indiana, to celebrate the fifty-fourth birthday of his son.
The representative of Katherine Jackson (Katherine Jackson) says that this event will be attended by three child singer.
It is planned to light candles on August 29 near the family home to the fifty-fourth birthday of Jackson.
The celebration is being called "Return to the Indiana: Did you feel it?"
Jackson's family moved to Los Angeles, where Michael and his other brothers and sisters made their careers in the music world.more
Last night at 87, died a well-known American author and screenwriter Gore Vidal (Gore Vidal). This information is provided media maestro's nephew - Burr Steers (Burr Steers). It is reported that Vidal died of pneumonia at his home.
Gore Vidal on the right is one of the classics of American literature and is famous throughout the world thanks to their stories, essays, plays, novels and scripts.
Vidal was a known homosexual and has never concealed his ties with men.
Also, Gore Vidal was harsh in his political views, and "never said nothing," but always openly expressed his criticism on a law and "act" of the government.more
It is extremely unfortunate and tragicomic is the official visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Egypt after that country has selected a new president. To put it mildly, Clinton expected a cool reception.
In addition to standard and shouting unflattering criticism, in Alexandria, where the Secretary of the U.S. Consulate opened, closed all
Many years ago, Clinton threw tomatoes, as she walked to her car.
Note that this is not a personal dislike of Clinton and the U.S., and disagreement with the election of President Mohammed Mursi of the "Brothers of the Islamists." The Egyptians were trying to express his "fe" representative of a country that supported the new government. A couple of times after Clinton was even heard shouting "Monica, Monica."
Clinton herself during a visit to Egypt, stressed that the U.S. does not intend to interfere in the internal affairs of another country.more
In Washington resident was attacked by raccoons. A resident of Washington received 16 penetrating wounds and scratches more than 100 schools after the attack raccoons.
29-year-old Michael Lee (Michaela Lee) was engaged in jog on the footpath outside his home in Lakewood when her dog saw two raccoons, and drove them to a tree.
Michael came to a tree and wanted to take a lead dog to take her from the tree and grass on it pops up another three raccoons. She ran and they ran after her, biting her legs.
She almost ran to a neighbor's house, but tripped on one of the raccoons and fell. The whole flock fell upon her and began biting his hands and feet. Then the dog arrived in time and drove the animals.
The woman was taken to hospital, where she introduced a vaccine against rabies, and the antibiotic into each wound.
Michael is going to go back to jogging, as soon will get better and gas cartridges.
Conservation officers find it difficult to say what caused the aggressive behavior of animals, but suggest that this was the family, which protected the young.more