Monday, February 1, 2016

Link roundup

1. "Benoît Violier, the French-Swiss chef who scaled the heights of gastronomy to preside over a small Swiss restaurant that was named the best in the world in December, has died by what appears to have been suicide. He was 44."

2. "The admiral in charge of Navy intelligence has not been allowed to see military secrets for years"

Branch can’t meet with other senior U.S. intelligence leaders to discuss sensitive operations, or hear updates from his staff about secret missions or projects. It can be a chore just to set foot in colleagues’ offices; in keeping with regulations, they must conduct a sweep beforehand to make sure any classified documents are locked up.
3. "The World Health Organization has declared the recent outbreak of the zika virus in South America an international public health emergency"
Though a conclusive link tying the virus to microcephaly has not yet been established, there’s mounting evidence that the two are connected and the concern is now great enough that the WHO decided to invoke the emergency status, only the fourth time it has ever made such a declaration.