The Daily Tulip — International News From Around The World

Sunday 9th July 2017

Good Morning Gentle Reader…. I talked about the planets visible over Estepona Spain yesterday and today I wanted to talk briefly about the stars.. The night sky tonight and on any clear night offers an ever-changing display of fascinating objects you can see, from stars and constellations to bright planets, often the moon, and sometimes special events like meteor showers. Observing the night sky can be done with no special equipment, although a sky map can be very useful, and a good beginner telescope or binoculars will enhance some experiences and bring some otherwise invisible objects into view. So what can I see this early morning… Well the constellation Sagittarius can be see low in the South close this is Antares the pale yellow light again low in the South.. in the same direction South you can also observe Cygnus, Hercules, Aquila, Ophiuchus, Lyra and Sigma and apart from the time differences it makes no difference if you are in Europe or the USA, now if we are talking about the antipodes, that’s a different matter altogether..

BRITISH MEDICAL ADVISER CALLS FOR GENOMIC REVOLUTION…. “The age of precision medicine is now.” So said the U.K.’s chief medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, as she outlined a five-year plan for the National Health Service to incorporate more personalized genome-based medicines, especially in its treatment of cancer patients. While tens of thousands have already undergone genome sequencing in the U.K., Davies has emphasized its potential in treating cancer patients and stated that her “genomics dream” is to one day see DNA testing become as routine as an MRI or CT scan.

US MILITARY LOOKS TO THE FUTURE OF COMBAT…. It’s all quiet on the virtual front. Though fighting simultaneous battles at sea and on land can be traced back to ancient Greece, multi-domain warfare’s becoming more complex. Modern militaries grapple with fighting by land, air, sea, space and online — seamlessly at once. That means greater integration across military branches and greater opportunities for contractors and hawkish tech entrepreneurs. Now the Department of Defense Pacific Command has asked for $49 million to stage multi-domain war games and is considering how artificial intelligence can augment American warfare.

FACEBOOK ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF TWO NEW ORIGINAL SERIES…. Apparently it is a media company. In December, Facebook announced it would be muscling in on TV territory, and now two series have been revealed. One will feature basketball’s Ball family, including №2 NBA draft pick Lonzo and his flamboyant dad. The other, Returning the Favor, will follow former Dirty Jobs star Mike Rowe on a tour of community heroes. Both will initially be funded by the social network, which says eventually it wants creators to find their own advertisers and audiences — with help from Facebook’s platform.

TIGER WOODS UNDERGOES TREATMENT FOR MANAGING MEDICATIONS…. Tiger’s returning from the wilderness. Just two weeks after announcing that he’d seek help for his use of medications, Woods wrote on Twitter that he’d completed a “private intensive program.” Woods’ prescription drug use came to light following a high-profile arrest in May for driving under the influence, which he blamed on an “unexpected reaction” to medication for back surgery and insomnia. Woods, 41, has undergone multiple surgeries for persistent back problems, limiting the 14-time major champion to appearing in just three events since the start of 2016.

AUSTRIAN TROOPS, ARMORED VEHICLES READY TO BLOCK MIGRANTS CROSSING FROM ITALY…. Austria’ plans to use 750 soldiers and four armored vehicles in an effort to block migrants crossing its border from Italy, the government said Tuesday. Austria is increasing its military presence at Brenner Pass, a key trade and transport route through the Alps, officials said. Asylum seekers are crossing the Mediterranean from the coast of Libya into Italy — a distance of 290 miles. So far this year, 101,000 migrants have entered Europe from the Mediterranean, and 2,247 people have died or are missing at sea, according to data from the Missing Migrants Project.
Italy also has summoned Austria’s ambassador Rene Pollitzer. The troops are on standby and will be sent to the border if there is an urgent need, officials said. “I expect border controls will be introduced very soon,” Peter Doskozil, the defence minister, told the newspaper Kronen Zeitung. “But we see how the situation in Italy is becoming more acute and we have to be prepared to avoid a situation comparable to summer 2015.” Several hundred thousands refugees and migrants streamed into Western Europe along the so-called Balkan Route after crossing the Aegean to Greece from Turkey two years ago. Austria has border checks with Hungary and Slovenia, but in other areas it adheres to the European Unon open borders system. France and Switzerland closed their borders to migrants last year.

Well Gentle Reader I hope you enjoyed our look at the news from around the world this, Sunday morning… …

Our Tulips today are a mass of colour, what a sight to see…

A Sincere Thank You for your company and Thank You for your likes and comments I love them and always try to reply, so please keep them coming, it’s always good fun, As is my custom, I will go and get myself another mug of “Colombian” Coffee and wish you a safe Sunday 9th July 2017 from my home on the southern coast of Spain, where the blue waters of the Alboran Sea washes the coast of Africa and Europe and the smell of the night blooming Jasmine and Honeysuckle fills the air…and a crazy old guy and his dog Bella go out for a walk at 4:00 am…on the streets of Estepona…

All good stuff….But remember it’s a dangerous world we live in

Be safe out there…

Robert McAngus

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