Sunday, April 18, 2010

Polish President Lech Kaczynski dies in plancne crash

BBC News
April 10, 2010

Polish President Lech Kaczynski died in a plane crash in Russia

The President of Poland died in Russia with many of his top officials.
The pilot ignored advice to go to another airport.
A day of mourning has been declared in Poland.
The United States lost a great friend and the world lost a great leader.
Please leave thoughts and comments for the Polish people.
We are very sorry for their loss.

Volcanic Ash:How does it effect Europe?

April 15, 2010

Iceland's volcanic ash halts flights across Europe

by Robert Barr and Jill Lawless

Barr and Lawless explain that an ash cloud from Iceland's volcano halted flights to and from Europe and closed the airports of Europe. Tens of thousands of passengers are stranded they said. It is not sure when they can fly again...
Unfortunately, this already prevented President Obama from representing the U.s. and it prevented other countries from going to the funeral of the President of Poland this month.
Please think of these people. Please leave comments for these people. I hope that they can get home soon...

Targeted Chemotherapy has Fewer Side effects


Targeted Chemotherapy has fewer side effects

According to a leading physician in Singapore,chemotherapy has fewer side effects these days. Targeting your body parts and giving the chemotherapy only to that part of you is a protective measure. He says it serves to isolate the tumor and prohibit its' growth.
What do you think?
Is chemotherapy less harmful now?

Do Schools Need Help to Prevent Bullying?

CBS Evening News
Springfield, Mass. April4,2010


Bullying: Do Schools Need a New Approach?
by Bianca Solorzano

Three teenagers will appear in court to face charges of bullying connected tot he death of 15 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 . Ms. Solorzano asks the question: Have these worked?
CBS News has identified eleven students between the ages of 9 to 13 who have committed suicide because of bullying in the past twelve months.
Solorzano asks we need more support against bullies in our schools? What do you think?

China's miners rescued from a disaster

April 5, 2010
NY Times

One hundred and fifteen miners were rescued from China's worst mining disaster.
these workers were trapped for right days and nights. It has been said that they strapped themselves to the wall with their belts for days and jumped into a mine shaft later.Some said that people were eating wood.

Rescuers heard taps on meal pipes when the mine was filling with water. They sent glucose injections down to the miners.

I wonder if we could learn something from them...