Thirteen year old Rita Swen was braiding the hair of her 13 year old friend Sankay Diallo on the steps near their home on Sunday afternoon. Rita likes listening to gospel music at her church and hopes to one day become a doctor. She had no idea Michelle Obama was coming to Liberia nor why..

The possible link between the Zika virus and birth defects only emerged last year after health officials in Brazil reported hundreds of thousands of Zika cases. Those reports out of Brazil prompted researchers in French Polynesia to do a retrospective investigation to search for congenital abnormalities that may have been caused by the virus. Van Mai says they found a disturbingly high number of birth defects..

He will succeed music director Alan Gilbert, who announced his departure last February. The vacancy at the New York Philharmonic was also the last open position at a major orchestra in the United States in the last few years, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra have all hired new music directors or principal conductors. Van Zweden’s five year contract in New York marks the end to an era of head hunting among prominent American orchestras..

7. Encourage people to live in the “now.” Dwell on the past only long enough to figure out what you want to learn from it, and then move on. Stop talking about “the good old days.” What is important is what is going on right now. Now it is true in Britain, too, but the split is an uneven one, jagged and still raw. Last month’s referendum exposed the existence of at least two coherent British political constituencies that now have no representation in Parliament. Independence Party a movement that would, in any other country, go under the moniker “far right” and it contains both former Labour voters and former Conservatives.

Oh, but it not done there. If I remember correctly, she then inquired about what church I go to, and I let her down with the fact that I don go to one. She was wearing this black dress outfit, and she was rather adamant that she only wears black because she homeless and it helps avoids stains.

This is one thing I have in common with Jack Nicholson . A love for the way the Ray Ban Wayfarer’s look and fit. I first found an old used pair of Wayfarers at a garage sale for 25 cents back in the late 70’s. The potential for e cigarettes to help people quit smoking is encouraging. Yet so far there has been little research on their effectiveness. A study published in the Lancet in November concluded that e cigarettes, with or without nicotine, were as effective as nicotine patches for helping smokers quit.