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Well lets see, stuff about me... Veteran, Navy Admiral's Staff 2nd Fleet. I practice Kendo as my primary martial art. I am also a ranking Iaidoist (Japanese Sword). Working on a Master's in International Forensics' Accounting. Filmmaker, originally commercials, now working on my first feature comedy film, should be released Summer or Fall of 2016.

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Ebola outbreak in Guinea an ‘unprecedented epidemic’

1. Senegal has closed border crossings to Guinea “until further notice”.
2. The Ebola incubation period can be as short as 2 days or as long as 21 days.
3. Even if a person exhibits no signs or symptoms of Ebola, he or she can still spread the virus during the Ebola incubation period. Once Ebola virus symptoms begin, the person can remain contagious for about three more weeks.

Aid organisation Doctors Without Borders said Monday an Ebola outbreak suspected of killing at least 78 people in Guinea was an “unprecedented epidemic” that had spread across the west African nation.

“We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the distribution of cases in the country: Gueckedou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Nzerekore, and now Conakry,” Mariano Lugli, the organisation’s coordinator in the Guinean capital, said in a statement.

The group known by its initials in French MSF said by the end of the week it would have around 60 international field workers with experience in working on haemorrhagic fever divided between Conakry and the south-east of the country.

Its team includes doctors, nurses, epidemiologists, water and sanitation experts as well as anthropologists.

“MSF has intervened in almost all reported Ebola outbreaks in recent years, but they were much more geographically contained and involved more remote locations,” Lugli said.

Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel perform blazing version of ‘Les Miserables’ duet


Video game makers blame ‘Satan’ for inability to launch Biblical role-playing game

The makers of a Biblical role-playing game that follows the life of Abraham are blaming their lack of success and inability to fund the project on the influence of Satan.

Speaking with Polygon, Richard Gaeta, co-founder of Phoenix Interactive explained the company’s problems starting cropping up right after the launch of their Kickstarter campaign for Bible Chronicles: The Call of Abraham.

“I believe that, 100 percent,” Gaeta said.

“It’s very tangible,” explained business partner Martin Bertram. “From projects falling through and people that were lined up to help us make this a success falling through. Lots of factors raining down on us like fire and brimstone.”

Phoenix Interactive’s Kickstarter failed to reach its $100,000 target, only managing to raise $19,000.

Final Female Kata. Rika Usami of Japan. 21st WKF World Karate Championships Paris 2012

‘Men’s rights’ group claims free self-defense classes for women are sexist

(Stupidity Knows no bounds...)

A “men’s rights” organization has objected to a pair of free self-defense classes for women in Glendale, California, violate the equal protection clause of the Fourth Amendment, the Glendale News-Press reported on Thursday.

The classes, which have been organized by the city’s Commission on the State of Women, will be offered on April 9 and 16 at local facilities as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

But National Coalition for Men President Harry Crouch stated in a March 13 letter (PDF) to commission chairperson Denise Miller, City Attorney Michael J. García and the course instructor complained that men were being excluded from the sessions.

“Simply advertising self-defense classes for only women and girls, or for only men and boys, may also violate anti-discrimination laws, just as if the City of Glendale advertised a job opening for a police officer or librarian as being available to only male applicants,” Crouch wrote.

The world's most dangerous Virus (full documentary)

Viruses are supposed to be the biological weapons of the future.They are everywhere. Millions of viruses around us, interact, invade. Virus able to evolve, change your environment, jump from one species to another. Scientists continue its track. Looking hiding in nature, in animals that viruses use to travel from one place to another planet ... but not always find them.

In recent decades there have been many diseases that so far only affected animals. These diseases, caused by very aggressive virus, appear with high frequency in Africa, and requires a high financial contribution in order to eradicate them. Marburg virus, influenza, dengue, yellow fever, Ebola virus, human immunodeficiency virus, Epstein-Barr...

To find answers we enter for the first time in the High Security Center Biological where the most dangerous viruses in history and the emerging service. And the World Health Organization explains how he manages to monitor the emergence of new viruses and diseases in any country

Deadly Ebola Virus Spreading Across Guinea

An Ebola outbreak has killed dozens of people in Guinea, health officials and aid workers say, demonstrating the range of one of the world's most deadly viruses. Doctors Without Borders Ebola expert Dr. Armand Sprecher discusses. Photo: Getty Image

Ebola ‘a regional threat’ as contagion hits Guinea capital

The Strain has been Identified as "Ebola Zaire" the most virulent form.

Guinea’s capital Conakry was on high alert on Friday after a deadly Ebola epidemic which has killed dozens in the southern forests was confirmed to have spread to the sprawling port city of two million people.

Four people believed to have been infected after attending the funeral of a brother in central Guinea have been put into isolation centres to avoid the highly contagious virus getting into the population.

Aid organisations have sent dozens of workers to help the poor west African country combat a haemorrhagic fever outbreak which has killed at least 66 people, many of whom have been confirmed to have been infected by Ebola.

“Intensive case investigations are underway to identify the source and route of these patients’ infection, record their travel histories before arrival in Conakry and determine their period of infectivity for the purposes of contact tracing,” the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a statement.

Vatican Removes Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Vatican removes German 'bishop of bling' over luxury home

(Reuters) - The Vatican removed a German bishop on Wednesday because he spent 31 million euros ($43 million) of Church funds on an extravagant residence when Pope Francis was preaching austerity.

It said the atmosphere in the diocese of Limburg had become such that Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst could no longer carry out a "fruitful exercise" of his ministry there.

Tebartz-van Elst, dubbed the "bishop of bling", had been ordered to stay out of his diocese temporarily last October during a local Church investigation and audit of cost over-runs. He offered his resignation at the time.

A statement said the Vatican department that oversees bishops had now studied the investigation's findings and accepted his resignation.
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