Archives for June 2015

Christie In White House Race

And now there are 14. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s entered the race for the GOP Presidential nomination. Addressing supporters in his hometown of Livingston, Christie made it clear his campaign will be about the truth as he sees it, about the problems facing the nation, something he says some of the others running for President don’t seem to think they can do…'s Get Real.mp3

California Vaccine Law Signed

California Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law a bill putting in plave one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country. The push for the bill pumped up by the nationwide measles outbreak that started at Disneyland late last year. The bill, which takes effect in 2016, ends California’s personal belief exemption for immunizations, and requires almost all public, private and pre-chool children get vaccinated. Medical exemptions will still be available to children with serious health issues.

New Ebola Case Reported in Liberia

Authorities in Liberia say a 17-year old boy died of Ebola Sunday. The country was declared Ebola free seven weeks ago. According to Reuters, health officials in the west African country have already started tracing the teens movements trying to find everyone he’d contact with while he was infected. There’s been no information yet on how the teenager contracted the virus. Ebola, transmitted through body fluids, is most contagious in its’ late stages when victims often suffer substantial bleeding, vomiting, and diarrhea. The outbreak that started in West Africa in 2013 killed over 11,000 in Liberia alone.

Chris Christie Enters GOP White House Race

“I mean what I say and I say what I mean, and that’s what America needs right now.” The words of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in announcing his bid for the GOP Presidential nomination in his hometown, Livingston, New Jersey…….

Christie’s the 14th candidate for the Republican Presidential Nomination.

Vatican releases schedule for Pope Francis in U.S.

The Vatican has released the schedule for Pope Francis when he visits the United States in September.

Among the highlights, the Holy Father on Sept. 23 meets with the President and holds a Mass of Canonization for Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

The next day, Pope Francis addresses a joint session of Congress. On Friday the 25th, he addresses the United Nations General Assembly.

In Philadelphia, the Holy Father holds Mass at Cahtedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul on the 26th, and then on the 27th at the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Wearable sensors may help runners find less polluted routes

A small startup company keeps designing a pollution sensor small enough to fit in a wearable.

The South China Morning Post reports the sensor would measure carbon monoxide and other harmful gases.

This would determine whether or not someone running or cycling could enjoy outdoor activity without choking on the air.

The sensors also have medical applications for people with asthma.

Developers continue trying to reduce the size of the sensors, as well as designing an app.

Leap second tonight: Get ready for 11:59:60 p.m.

Good news: You have a little extra time today.

Today’s final minute contains 61 seconds instead of 60.

Clocks worldwide coordinate the so-called “leap second,” which helps keep Coordinated Universal TIme.

Team USA takes on Germany

The American women’s soccer team plays Germany tonight in Canada in the semfinals of the Women’s World Cup.

The team beat China 1-0 on Friday in the quarterfinals.

Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday return to the lineup after missing Friday’s game because of an accumulation of yellow cards.

Germany has scored more goals than any other team in the tournament. The Americans have given up the fewest.

Apple launching music subscription service

Apple Music today launches its subscription service.

The new service offers on-demand access to the iTunes music library on a three-month free trial basis.

When this expires, it costs 10 dollars per month after that.

Apple also has a team working on finding music tailored to each user’s tastes.

Additionally, the service has a social networking component where musicians can communicate with their fans.

English boy with sparkly fedora gets “Happy” with Pharrell

Pharrell Williams invited kids up on stage during a performance of “Happy” in England.

He did not expect a seven-year-old to stop the show.

The boy wore a sparkly fedora. He started off dancing in the back, but his dance moves quickly moved him to the front.

The video on YouTube now has over 900,000 views.