Saturday, January 16, 2016

Transcript: Interview with Muhammad bin Salman - The Economist

Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince and the country's defence minister, spoke to The Economist on January 4th. As part of a five-hour conversation, he gave his first on-the-record interview, which we have transcribed below. Our briefing includes quotations from both this and the broader discussion. Our cover leader is available here and more analysis on a possible Aramco listing is here....
http://www.economist.com/saudi_interview

The link above is to the Economist interview with Defence Minister Salman.  It is well worth reading for someone trying to sort out what is happening in the ME.
 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Riding the Booster with enhanced sound

Excerpt from Tourniquets, now carried by Boston police, weren’t always standard - Boson Globe

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In 2013, officials from the American College of Surgeons, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, along with police and fire organizations, concluded in the “Hartford Consenus” that the primary cause of preventable death in mass casualty events—such as the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut—is blood loss. And the best way to stop blood loss is through a properly applied tourniquet.
The American Red Cross updated its guidelines in October to align with the White House’s “Stop the Bleed” initiative, acknowledging the importance of tourniquets and clotting agents in stopping life-threatening bleeding when “standard measures” are not possible or not working. ...