government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison… Updated: Friday, August 1 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:50:46 GMT Presidents from the West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak are meeting with world health leaders to come up with ways to stop the spread of the deadly disease. An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met… Friday, August 1 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:56:05 GMT A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting. Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly clashes that shattered an…
ESPN’s Stephen Smith entitled to his opinions (Opinion) – CNN.com
The only offense he committed was that he blathered so incoherently that he made it hard to see how he managed to get a TV show in the first place. So, if ESPN wants to take him off the air and replace him with a better commentator, I’m all for it. But I’m disgusted at the rancorous, politically correct swarm that descended upon Smith, and the spineless reaction of the management at ESPN. And once the swarm gets into “beast mode,” there is no recovery. Why?
Poll finds most Americans would have suspended Ray Rice for full season | FOX Sports
When asked what they believed was the most appropriate punishment for an NFL player caught assaulting his partner with no prior offense, most Americans (31 percent) were in favor of a season-long ban. The next most popular choice watch Kim Kardashian and Ray J sex tape was a lifetime ban, with 23 percent of respondents in favor. Another 17 percent was in favor of a half-season ban, meaning 71 percent of those polled believed Rice’s punishment was too short. Just 12 percentbelieved a suspension of a few games was enough, and 5 percent said no punishment or fine. The remaining percentage said they were not sure.
Ray Lewis offers advice to C.J. Mosley at Baltimore Ravens’ practice | AL.com
“I was just learning and listening to one of the greatest, so he’s just passing the knowledge down.” Lewis made the Pro Bowl 13 times and led the Ravens to two Super Bowl victories. While Mosley said he’s not trying to replace Lewis, his accomplishments do give the rookie something to live up to. “To me, he’s another great player that I look up to,” Mosley told reporters after practice. “And now since I’m here, I’m kind of in his shoes. I’ve got to learn from him and try to do my best to keep this standard going.” Mosley had met Lewis previously, when he spoke to the Alabama football team in 2013.
Mystery Galactic Gamma-ray ‘Bubbles’ Still Defy Explanation : Discovery News
“He’s the best player at his position ever. He deserves it.” Weatherford was a soccer player who took up punting at age 15, and he said Guy was the name everyone knew when it came to punting. So it’s not just that a punter is going into the Hall of Fame; it’s that it’s this particular one. “He’s the guy that everybody thinks of,” Weatherford said. “He was the person that made people start to care about that position and think it was more than just a body on the team.
New York Giants Steve Weatherford: ‘About time’ for punter in Hall – ESPN
This is a peculiar and vexing problem for astronomers. ANALYSIS: Milky Ways Gamma-ray Bubbles Shaped by Dark Matter? Since the Fermi bubbles have no known counterparts in other wavelengths in areas high above the galactic plane, all we have to go on for clues are the gamma rays themselves, said postdoctoral researcher Anna Franckowiak of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology. A few models have been put forward, but none fully explain the shape, scope or luminosity of these gamma-ray factories. Could the bubbles be expanding from black hole jets? Or could it be that a cluster of young massive stars formed and exploded at the same time, producing the huge bubbles like supernova exhaust?