Five years into ban, burqa divide widens in France | Europe | DW.COM | 10.04.2016

Roy says burqas were never popular in France. “The bulk of the Muslim population didn’t oppose the ban openly because they don’t ask for the freedom of the burqa,” Roy says. “There has been a feeling among people of Muslim origin, believers and nonbelievers, that the ban of the burqa is in fact part of pressure and attack against Islam as a religion.” France is home to the largest number of Muslims in Western Europe, with about 5 million. When the law went into effect, it was estimated that fewer than 2,000 women wore the full veil.

Source: Five years into ban, burqa divide widens in France | Europe | DW.COM | 10.04.2016

Spices Of Life: Health Benefits Of Ginger. | Rebelle Society

Ginger has been found to prevent motion sickness, lower blood cholesterol, stimulate respiratory function, thin blood, reduce inflammation, raise low blood pressure and may help to prevent cancer. Additional actions of ginger may include helping to return the uterus to normal size after childbirth, treat rheumatism, relieve post-operative and chemotherapy-related nausea, and increase bile production to aid in digestion. Ginger is also believed to have topical analgesic properties when applied directly to the skin. The use of ginger in treating infectious and inflammatory illnesses, such as colds, flu, food poisoning and malaria, has been widely noted, and ginger root may be active against infectious agents such as E. coli, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Salmonella, Pseudomonas and Candida.

Source: Spices Of Life: Health Benefits Of Ginger. | Rebelle Society

Baldwin Hills 1963 – the first fracking failure

The role of central graben subsidence, accelerated by oil extraction, supplemented by reinjection of waste brine into the ground, on fault movement beneath the reservoir is indicated in the animated graphic following. Injection pressures exceeded hydrofracture pressures and the recorded timing of the fault offset (which was dutifully recorded by the reservoir owner) indicate the injection as being the decisive factor.

Source: Baldwin Hills