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lil word count update on the story as I’m tying it down to the cliffhanger, I’ve written another 2565 words today.

For a grand total word count of; 56891! woot! 😀

more later…

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Calendar day; January 28, 2015

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Wednesday, the 28th of January, 2015 is the 28th day in 2015 and in the 5th calendar week
General Events:
Data Privacy Day
January 28, 2015 in the World
Data Privacy Day is celebrated on January 28, 2015. Data Privacy Day is an international holiday, which purpose it is to raise awareness and promote data privacy education. It is celebrated in the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries. Data Privacy Day’s educational initiative originally focused on raising awareness among teens and young adults about the importance of protecting the privacy of their personal information online, particularly in the context of social networking. The educational focus has expanded over the past four years to include families, consumers and businesses.
In addition to its educational initiative, Data Privacy Day promotes events and activities that stimulate the development of technology tools that promote individual control over personally identifiable information; encourage compliance with privacy laws and regulations; and create dialogues among stakeholders interested in advancing data protection and privacy. The international celebration offers many opportunities for collaboration among governments, industry, academia, nonprofits, privacy professionals and educators.
The Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data was opened for signature by the Council of Europe on January 28, 1981. This convention is currently in the process of being updated in order to reflect new legal challenges caused by technological development. The Convention on Cybercrime is also protecting the integrity of data systems and thus of privacy in cyberspace. Privacy including data protection is also protected by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Data privacy is the relationship between collection and dissemination of data, technology, the public expectation of privacy, and the legal and political issues surrounding them. Privacy concerns exist wherever personally identifiable information is collected and stored – in digital form or otherwise. Improper or non-existent disclosure control can be the root cause for privacy issues.
Data privacy issues can arise in response to information from a wide range of sources, such as healthcare records, criminal justice investigations and proceedings, financial institutions and transactions, biological traits, such as genetic material, residence and geographic records and ethnicity.
Where is Data Privacy Day?
Worldwide
International Fun At Work Day
January 28, 2015 in the World
Whenever we hear someone complaining, “My boss is working me like a dog,” we simply ask the question, “Oh, really? Have you ever taken a moment to notice how your dog actually DOES spend her day? Today would be your lucky day if you were working like your dog!”
Dogs don’t make a distinction between work and play. Everything is fun to them, and every situation is a new one, full of infinite possibilities for joy and connection. We humans surely would be more successful in our jobs if we approached our work with the enthusiasm, dedication, sensitivity, and – in general – the wonderful attitude towards life of a good working dog.
“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.”
–Arnold Toynbee
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Christa McAuliffe Day 2015
January 28, 2015 in the USA
Sharon Christa McAuliffe was the first teacher to fly in space who has been selected from more than 11,000 applicants from the education profession for entrance into the astronaut ranks. Sharon was selected to participate in the NASA Teacher in Space Project and also the first teacher in space. As part of the mission, she was planning to conduct experiments and teach two lessons from the Space Shuttle.
In 1984, Christa learned about NASA’s requirement to locate an educator to fly on the Shuttle. They wanted to find a gifted teacher who could communicate with students from space. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan announced the Teacher in Space Project, to encourage the citizens of America to show some interest in Space Shuttle program. The President also reminded the Americans how important is the role of Teacher and how the education serves in their country.
On January 28th 1986, Christa McAuliffe and 6 other astronauts dies as their space shuttle “Challenger” exploded just 73 seconds in its take off. After her death schools and scholarships were named to honor her. In 2004 she was awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
Christa McAuliffe Day is celebrated on January 28th since that was the day when the incident took place where in 7 lives including Christs McAuliffe were lost. It is a day of remembrance for what she stood for and how she never thought twice to go on with the challenge.
Where is Christa McAuliffe Day 2015?
Nationwide USA
National Kazoo Day
January 28, 2015 in the USA
National Kazoo Day takes place on January 28, 2015. The kazoo is a musical instrument that adds a “buzzing” timbral quality to a player’s voice when the player vocalizes into it. The kazoo is a type of mirliton, which is a membranophone, one of a class of instruments which modifies its player’s voice by way of a vibrating membrane.
A kazoo player hums, rather than blows, into the instrument. The oscillating air pressure of the hum makes the kazoo’s membrane vibrate. The resulting sound varies in pitch and loudness with the player’s humming. Players can produce different sounds by singing specific syllables such as doo, who, “rrrrr” or “brrrr” into the kazoo.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 28th January:
1521 – Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms in Worms Germany (until May 25). Produced ‘Edit of Worms’ dennoucing Martin Luther
1547 – 9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England
1624 – Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.
1754 – Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity
1813 – Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom.
1820 – Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev thought to be first to sight mainland Antarctica
1915 – US Coast Guard created from Life Saving & Revenue Cutter services
1915 – US Pres Wilson refuses to prohibit immigration of illiterates
1933 – The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhary Rehmat Ali Khan and is accepted by the Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence.
1935 – Iceland becomes 1st western country to legalize abortion
1945 – Swedish ships bring food to starving Netherlands
1958 – The Lego company patented their design of Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today
1961 – Republic of Rwanda proclaimed
1982 – Italian police rescue, James Dozier, a US Brigadier General, held hostage by the Red Brigade for 6 weeks
1988 – Canada’s Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional
1991 – Dictator Siad Barre flees Somalia ending 22 year rule

 

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