Storm Surfers 3D, reviewed: Documentary rides a compelling wave
Yes sir: surfers, from all over, including Mr. Ouhilal and Mr. Hamilton and a pair of professional surfers from California, JJ Wessels and Colin Whitbread. The quartet put Moncton on the surfing (and YouTube) map back in July by riding the tidal bore — a metre-plus-high cresting wave that rolls in with the tide along the Petitcodiac River — from Belliveau Village just off the Bay of Fundy right into downtown. It was an epic, two-hour, 29km surf trip; a world record setting expedition like never before.
via Epic 29-kilometre-long wave could turn Moncton, N.B., into an international surfing destination | National Post.
Cowabunga! Muddy but awesome looking ride
Avian Flu Diary: Eurosurveillance: Environmental Stability Of MERS-CoV.
The bottom line, under favorable temperature and humidity conditions (such as you might find in an air conditioned hospital), the MERS virus survives quite well on surfaces, and in the air. This may help explain the high rate of nosocomial outbreaks we’ve seen in the Middle East.
Greens leader Christine Milne went further, calling prime minister Tony Abbott a “climate criminal” for dismantling bodies such as the commission and the Climate Change Authority, which sets targets on Australia’s emissions reductions.
“Shooting the messenger does not alter the fact that Australia has to do a lot better than 5% in order to contribute fairly to the global challenge of constraining global warming to two degrees,” she said.
“In the context of global warming this action is a crime against humanity. In one swoop, [Abbott] has demonstrated his contempt for climate science and for the health and wellbeing of future generations.
“Prime minister Abbott has distinguished himself as one of the only leaders of a western democracy to deny the severity of global warming and to actively undermine infrastructure which is bringing down emissions,” she said.
“Future generations will look back on this day and remember it as the day Tony Abbott condemned them and their peers to climate chaos.”
via Coalition scraps Climate Commission, dispensing with Tim Flannery | Environment | theguardian.com.
Two men, ages 43 and 56, shot each other dead during a road rage incident in Ionia, Mich., Wednesday evening. After being followed by a Ford Taurus, the driver of a PT Cruiser pulled off the road to let the car pass, but the driver of the Taurus got out of his car and began shooting. The driver of the PT Cruiser also pulled out a gun, returning fire, and both drivers were killed.
via The Gun Report: September 19, 2013 – NYTimes.com.
(/// News Flash! President Obama won re-election! If Obamacare is something people did not want, he would not have been re-elected! Try governing instead of whining over loss!///)
But many rank-and-file Republicans believe stopping the healthcare law is their constituents’ top priority.
“We’re doing what the American people are asking us to do,” said third-term Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.). “I think now is the time. You take the best opportunity that you have.”
via ‘This is the line in the sand,’ House Republicans say – latimes.com.
The outbreak of E. coli linked to Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm in Canada has resulted in one death, as well as 10 confirmed and six suspected illnesses, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The victim who died was from British Columbia. Three more B.C. residents fell ill, while the other seven cases are in Alberta. The agency is investigating another six illnesses that appear to be connected.
Health officials have linked the outbreak to unpasteurized cheese products sold by B.C.-based Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm. The Public Health Agency has recalled 14 of the farm’s cheese items, which were sold at the farm in Salmon Arm, B.C., in retail stores in B.C. and Alberta, and over the Internet between May 27 and Sept. 14.
The farm agreed to stop selling its cheese.
via One Dead, 16 Sickened in B.C. E. coli Outbreak Linked to Raw Cheese | Food Safety News.
House to Vote on Cutting Food Stamp Aid.
The House is poised to vote on cutting nearly $4 billion a year from food stamp assistance, now used by 1 in 7 Americans.
House Republican leaders were still working for support as they scheduled a vote on the measure for Thursday. Some GOP moderates questioned the 5 percent cut to the almost $80 billion-a-year program as Democrats united strongly against it.