Sunday, April 18, 2010

Polish President Lech Kaczynski dies ina aplance crash

BBC News
April 10, 2010

President Lech Kaczynski died in a plane crash in Russia with many of his top officials.
The pilot ignored advice from the air traffic controller to go to another airport.
A national day of mourning has been declared in Poland.
He was a great president and a great leader and a good friend to the United States. Please leave comments and thoughts for the Polish people. We will miss him and we are very sorry about the loss to the Polish People.

What did volcanic ash in Iceland do to Europe? Please think of them...

Yahoo! News
April 15, 2010

Iceland's Volcanic Ash halts Flights Across Europe

by Robert Ban and Jill Lawless

Ban and Lawless tell us that volcanic ash from Iceland's volcano halted flights in and out of Europe.Tens of thousands of people are stranded and it is not clear when they can fly again.
President Obama could not attend the funeral of the President of Poland this month.
Please leave comments and thoughts for the people who are stranded.
I hope that they can get home soon...

Targeting chemotherpay:Produces fewer side effects



Chemotherapy : Is it less harmful now and less invasive than before?
The surgeon in this youtube thinks that Chemotherapy has fewer side effects today than before. He says that the body part affected with the cancer is now isolated and treated separately.He says that this also stops the growth of the cells. Do you agree?

Do Schools Need More Help To Prevent Bullying?

CBS Evening News
April 3, 2010
Springfield, Mass.

Bullying: Do SAchools New NEw Approach?
By Biance Solorzano

Ms. Solorzano points out that three teenagers will face charges connected to the death of fifteen year old Phoebe Prince. Six other students will be charged in this case.States have tried to get the schools to address bullying by mandating anti-bullying initiatives. She asks us:Has this worked?
She points out that eleven students have been identified who have committed suicide because of bullying at school this year alone.

So..should more be done? What do you think?

China's workers succesfully rescued

China's mine workers successfully rescued

April 5, 2010
NY Times


One hundred and fifteen miners were rescued from the worst disaster that they ever experienced
this month. These miners were said to have strapped themselves to shaft walls for eight days and nights and later to have jumped into mining carts. Some were said to have eaten wood from the poles in the mine.When the Wangiialing mine was flooded with water rescuers heard taps on the pipes. They frantically pumped the water out and sent glucose injections down to the miners.

Amazing! I wonder if we could learn something from how these miners were freed...