Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… protection equipment suit (PPE), when working amidst the crisis gripping the country. The nursing staff had their names written on their suits, so they could identify one another and it is for that reason, and not Pauline’s face, that Mbalu, now 17, remembers her. “The first time I saw Pauline, she looked like a devil,” Mbalu says, referring to the PPE suit. Image caption Mbalu says that after being cared for by Pauline Cafferkey, she too wants to be a nurse Image …


Election 2017: 10 things we’ve learned over seven weeks – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… May denies social care U-turn Whiff of panic in May’s social care response 2) Numbers are important – and so are names Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn struggles over childcare cost on Woman’s Hour For any politician who has a live broadcast interview, preparation – and knowledge of your party’s policies – is essential. Two gaffes stand out. Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott mixed-up her numbers in an interview …


Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… Edge of Time, a 1976 story by Marge Piercy that’s considered a feminist classic. It tells the story of a working class Mexican-American woman living in a rough area of New York. Ms Wood has said reading it was “as though someone had removed a blindfold”. Nicola Sturgeon names Sunset Song, a story of a young woman’s struggles growing up in a dysfunctional family in a farming community in Scotland, published in 1932, as her favourite book of all time. She also says James …


Data Mining to Find Tax Cheaters

… Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. The program has collected about $10 billion in taxes and penalties. Banks hiding assets could also reduce their fines if they showed they persuaded clients to enter the program. Investigators have a “tsunami of leads” from those disclosures, says Robert Panoff, a tax attorney in Miami. “It’s names, dates, places, lawyers, accountants, fund operators. It’s all there. If people haven’t been detected yet, it’s …

May 25, 2017

The struggles of war babies fathered by black GIs – BBC News

Image copyright Weymouth Reference Library Image caption GIs at work in Weymouth harbour Seventy-two-year-old John Stockley, another child of an African-American GI stationed further down the Dorset coast in Weymouth, does remember the racial abuse in striking detail. John was called names to such an extent that at the age of seven he decided he would try to turn his skin pale to be like his classmates. “I worked out that if I drank milk of magnesia [a laxative] and ate chalk …

May 22, 2017