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Monday, January 29, 2018

JAN 29, 2018 - 9:34 AM ET - 11 NEWS ITEMS

*"Meghan Markle is defying another tradition and will make a speech at her 

wedding to Prince Harry. Meghan Markle has apparently said she will make a 

speech after her wedding to Price Harry. The couple's Royal wedding will happen 

on May 19. Business Insider. LINDSAY DODGSON. Jan 28th 2018. 10:27AM.




"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave 

the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in 

Sandringham, Norfolk." (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)

*"SpaceX's First Falcon Heavy Rocket Test Launch Set for Feb. 6."

By Tariq Malik, Space.com Managing Editor | January 28, 2018 04:25pm ET.




"SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy rocket stands atop Launch Pad 39A at NASA's 

Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket's debut launch is 

scheduled for Feb. 6, 2018."

Credit: SpaceX.

*"Russian presidential elections: Navalny freed after day of protests."




"Alexei Navalny has said that the upcoming Russian presidential election is 

"dishonest.""The demonstrations come after weeks of pressure on Mr Navalny's 

supporters across Russia, who have faced detentions and had leaflets in support 

of the rallies confiscated.

*"Alien Life Hunt: Oxygen Isn't the Only Possible Sign of Life."

By Mike Wall, Senior Writer.  | January 27, 2018 08:24am ET.




"Future telescopes such as NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (right) will 

observe atmospheres of exoplanets for signs of life. Oxygen/ozone reveal life on 

the modern Earth (top left). For the early Earth (bottom left), the combination of 

methane and carbon dioxide would provide an alternative biosignature, a new 

study suggests." Credit: J. Krissansen-Totton.

*"Rivals concede, Niinistö cruises to victory in round one of Finland's presidential 

poll. Incumbent Sauli Niinistö eased to victory in Finland's presidential election on 

Sunday, becoming the first-ever candidate to win outright in the first round." 

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news. 




Sauli Niinistö. Image: Sebastian Dahlström


Credit yle.fi.

*"This flu season is now the worst in nearly a decade. This year’s flu season is 

now more intense than any since the 2009 swine flu pandemic and still getting 

worse, federal health officials said Friday. Nationally, the number of people falling 

ill with flu is increasing. More worrying, the hospitalization rate — a predictor of the 

death rate — has just jumped." DONALD G. MCNEIL JR.

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health.  I just had the flu for about 3 days 

ending 2 days ago when my fever broke. I haven't been that sick in the last 45 

years. My bout of the flu was short because I got a flu shot. My advice. Get your 

flu shot today.




Credit www.nytimes.com.

*"Scientists discover how giardia parasite makes you ill. It is a stomach bug known 

to afflict some backpackers with bouts of uncomfortable diarrhoea.

Now scientists say they have discovered how the parasites that cause giardiasis - 

one of the world's most common gastric diseases - make people ill.

Giardia parasites mimic human cell functions to break apart cells in the gut and 

feed inside, researchers found.

This also allows bacteria already present in the body to join in and feed from the 

same nutrients, they said." By Alex Therrien. Health reporter. 

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-42830995.



Hiking in India.

Credit getty images.

*"'Beating Retreat' ceremony to be held today. NEW DELHI: The nation is set to 

witness as many as 26 performances, with the foot-tapping music, on this year's 

'Beating the Retreat' ceremony that will be held at the Vijay Chowk here on 

Monday. Bands from the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the State Police and 

Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) will participate in the ceremony.

Out of the 26 performances, 25 tunes have been composed by Indian musicians 

and 'Abide with me' will be the only western tune to be performed here today.

Jan 29, 2018, 10:57 IST. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/.



File photo.

*"Bruno Mars Has a Magical Night at Grammys, Winning 6 for 6. Bruno Mars 

owned the Grammys with his R&B-inspired album "24K Magic," winning all six 

awards he was nominated for at a show where hip-hop was expected to have a 

historical night.

Jay-Z, the leading nominee with eight, walked away empty handed Sunday — a 

year after his wife lost album of the year to Adele, causing fans and peers to 

criticize the Recording Academy for not properly rewarding Beyonce's bold 

"Lemonade" project."" https://www.newsmax.com/.




Image: Bruno Mars Has a Magical Night at Grammys, Winning 6 for 6.

Bruno Mars (AP)

*"Behold, Japan's Newest Giant Mecha. After six years, Japan’s Sakakibara 

Machinery Works Co. has unveiled its newest giant mecha.

Back in 2005, the company had a mecha rolled out the Landwalker, which could 

be piloted and fired tennis balls. It followed that up with a $20,000 mecha for kids. 

Now, Sakakibara has introduced its latest creation: LW-Mononofu.""

Brian Ashcraft. https://kotaku.com/behold-japans-newest-giant-mecha-

1822506221.



[GIF: sakakibara]

*"4 Traits You Want in a Doctor. Have you found the right fit?

1. Active listening.

2. Trustworthiness and comfort.

3. Effective communication.

4. Respect for your time.



Michael Rabovsky, MD, is Medical Advisor for the Health Essentials blog. He 

chairs the Department of Family Medicine in Cleveland Clinic’s Medicine Institute 

and actively promotes wellness and disease prevention."

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2015/08/the-4-traits-you-want-in-a-doctor/.

Cleveland Clinic on Twitter.

I've been to the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus on at least 5 occassions related to

my defibrillator surgeries. There is no other place I'd rather go.





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