Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What Career Were You Supposed to Have?

Here is a fun quiz (and short, too!) -- that tells what career you were really meant for...  The quiz has yielded sensible results for various people we know.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Napa Valley - Center of 6.0 Earthquake...

A preliminary 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay area early Sunday, damaging historic buildings and portions of major highways, rupturing gas lines and water mains, igniting fires, and knocking out power to thousands of residents in the region. At least 170 people were injured in the quake, at least six critically, according to officials at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa.  
The earthquake struck 4 miles northwest of American Canyon, California in Napa County at around 3:20 a.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The quake was felt over a large portion of northern California, including San Francisco, with the strongest shaking experienced in Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties. More than 100 aftershocks were reported after the earthquake, the largest to hit the Napa Valley area since the Loma Prieta earthquake almost 25 years ago, the USGS said.
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Ebola outbreak

The ebola news story is growing, especially with two American patients with ebola being transported to Atlanta.

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has surpassed 700, according to the World Health Organization. It's the deadliest outbreak ever recorded. U.S. health officials are warning Americans not to travel to the three countries hit by the outbreak: Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Amid fears that air travelers could spread Ebola to other countries, many are asking questions about the disease and how it is transmitted. Here's what you need to know about Ebola. The information comes from WHO and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.