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SNHR; regime warplanes missiles fired on Martyr Kamel Atro School in Hayan town in Aleppo governorate, partially destroying it, February 10.

الشبكة السورية: قصف طيران النظام الحربي بالصواريخ مدرسة الشهيد كامل عترو في بلدة حيّان بمحافظة حلب، ما تسبب بدمار جزئي في بنائها، في 10 شباط.

‪#‎SNHR‬ ‪#‎Syria‬
‫#‏الشبكة_السورية_لحقوق_الإنسان‬ ‫#‏سوريا‬
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SNHR; regime warplanes missiles fired on Martyr Kamel Atro School in Hayan town in Aleppo governorate, partially destroying it, February 10, 2016 الشبكة السورية: قصف طيران النظام الحربي بالصواريخ مدرسة الشهيد كامل عترو في بلد...
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 "President Barrack Obama has signed into law the Power Africa deal a move aimed at expanding electricity to millions of households in sub-Saharan Africa. This measure has been widely supported as it is a game-changer in saving lives and accelerating growth on the continent.
The Electrify Africa Act leverages partnerships with the private sector in order to bring first-time electricity access to about 50 million people who live in undeserved parts of Africa. The bill unanimously passed the House of Representatives and Senate.
The initiative is set to use a system of loan guarantees since no new US federal funds have been allocated for the project. The loan will be used to add 20,000 megawatts of electricity to the continent’s grid by 2020." ( Construction Review Online Feb 10, 2016)
President Barrack Obama has signed into law the Power Africa deal a move aimed at expanding electricity to millions of households in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Are your children ignore the social media age limit?? http://buff.ly/1QpWyFR #SID2016
Today is Safer Internet Day, I am hoping you have heard about this before! This is a day every year where thousands of organisations and charities come together to raise awareness and promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
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On 2/5/2016, Tepco reported Strontium-90 density spiked 1,103% in groundwater beside Reactor 2.

The sample was collected between the plant port and Reactor 2. The sampling well is one of few observation holes situated outside the underground wall.

The reading was 3,200,000 Bq/m3. The previous highest reading was 290,000 Bq/m3.

54,000,000 Bq/m3 of Sr-90 was also detected from the next observation hole, which is the highest reading from this observation well.

There are 5 wells in this area outside of the underground wall, but Tepco is concealing the data of 2 of these wells for some reason.
On 2/5/2016, Tepco reported Strontium-90 density spiked 1,103% in groundwater beside Reactor 2. The sample was collected between the plant port and Reactor 2. The sampling well is one of
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BREAKING: Thirty-three #migrants drown in two separate sinkings off Turkish coast http://bit.ly/1nXRT7R

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"30,000 Megawatts of new and cleaner power generation"
(USAID Last updated: January 28, 2016)
President Obama launched Power Africa to bring together technical and legal experts, the private sector, and governments from around the world to work in partnership to increase the number of people with access to power.
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 "Nairobi continues to receive more foreign direct investments with the opening of a regional office by German automotive corporation Daimler AG in the Kenyan capital.
The Stuttgart-based company develops, produces and distributes cars, trucks and buses worldwide under various brand names including Mercedes-Benz, FUSO and Setra.
The Daimler Commercial Vehicles Africa (DCV Africa) office in Nairobi will manage the sales and service of the “entire commercial vehicles portfolio of light and heavy-duty trucks, mini and large tourist buses” in 41 countries in East, Central and West Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon." (  Footprint2Africa  February 10, 2016)
Nairobi continues to receive more foreign direct investments with the opening of a regional office by German automotive corporation Daimler AG in the Kenyan capital. The Stuttgart-based company develops, produces and distributes cars, trucks and buses [...]
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$ecurity_risks_arenT_g0ing_@nywhere. HereS_wh@t_the_l3aders_1n_t3ch_R_saying: me.dm/roundtable #SID2016
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No less than 1,428 barrel bombs dropped by regime helicopters killing 22 civilians including 7 children and 4 women in January 2016
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More Than 5238 Barrel Bombs Dropped On Syria since the Russian Military Intervention
1428 Barrel Bombs Killed 22 Individuals, including 7 Children and 4 Women in January 2016

Full Report: goo.gl/p11Q7f

‪#‎SNHR‬ ‪#‎Syria‬
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What happened on the bombed Somali plane? http://bbc.in/1RjNU0w
A plane made an emergency landing in Somalia with a hole in its side, one passenger missing and lots of unanswered questions.
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African leaders reiterated their commitment to transform the Continent by financing major national and regional infrastructure projects. These are the 16 pilot Projects accepted at the PIDA (Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa) at the Dakar Financing Conference (DFS):
1. ABIDJAN-OUAGADOUGOU-BAMAKO MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT CORRIDOR
2. ABIDJAN-LAGOS COASTAL CORRIDOR
3. BATOKA GORGE HYDROPOWER PROJECT
4. BRAZZAVILLE-KINSHASA ROAD AND RAIL PROJECT AND RAILWAY LINE TO ILEBO
5. DAKAR-BAMAKO RAIL REVITALISATION AND SIGNALLING
6. DAR ES SALAAM PORT EXPANSION
7. DOUALA-N’GAOUNDÉRÉ-N’DJAMENA CORRIDOR PROJECT
8. JUBA-TORIT-KAPOETANADAPAL ROAD
9. JINJA-KAMPALA ROAD UPGRADING
10. LUSAKA-LILONGWE ICT
11. NIGERIA-ALGERIA GAS PIPELINE
12. NORTH AFRICAN POWER TRANSMISSION CORRIDOR
13. RUZIZI III HYDROPOWER PROJECT -DR CONGO-RWANDA
14. SAMBANGALOU HYDROPOWER PROJECT -
15. SERENJE-NAKONDE ROAD - ZAMBIA + 8 COUNTRIES.
16. ZAMBIA-TANZANIA-KENYA POWER TRANSMISSION LINE
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"Ben of Cardiff" “Friend of Freedom”
Introduction

بین تھامس  

 

Бен Томас  

 

بن توماس   

 

 בן טאמעס

 

بین تھامس

 

โทมัสเบน

 

Бен Томас

 

 

 
 Key interests:
 
Community Interests, including Comunity development. By Managing the Message !.My Vehicle for this is called The Broadarms Alliance.

 

 My general Interests:

 
I am also Interested in: Heritage, Culture, and History.  As well as Public Health and Safety issues.

Especially that in and around Cardiff UK. 

 

 I find the Environment and Energy issues an interesting challenge !. Along with Public Safety !.

I am also interested in the developing, "International Global Village".

I am interested in "quality of life issues".

The ability to "create wealth", and to maintain a "disposable income" !.

The problems associated with a "change of scale".

I would like to understand more about "leadership" ?.

  A developing interest of mine is "Energy and Power Generation", in Particular Electric Power !. Since March 2011, this has become associated, with disaster avoidance, and disaster recovery !. I take the view that we should look to make Nuclear Safe, so that in reality means safer, as nothing in this life is totally safe  !. I take the view that a good way of approaching this is to look at what happens when Nuclear Power, escapes in the form of contamination, beyond the boundaries of its site !. I see this as a question of Public Protection !. The basis of this protection being knowledge in the public domain of prevailing radiation levels !.

 

Since 2011

 I have been interested in understanding the Events at Fukushima Japan

  I am interested in understanding the developing Arab Spring, and the Events in Syria. In particular; understanding the striving for Freedom, and the resistance against it !.

 I regard Physical Conflict as being often a failure of Diplomacy !. I regard Diplomacy, as being a product of Education, Understanding and Experience !. Often Disadvantage  and even Poverty, may be at the root of these issues !.

 

Syria, and the Arab Spring

 I take an interest in this region, from the point of view of its Social-Economic implications, and the rights of Syrians to self-determination, in a fair and just way.

Africa

 Presents a number of interesting challenges, especially in regards to communications and organisation! The ability to realise Africa’s Natural wealth and to see that wealth distributed in a fair way!



My Political position
 
 I am not political, in the Party-Political sense !. But will engage with Politicians and Political organisations who are willing to benefit the community !. In this sense I am interested in Good and Just governance !.
 
 

My religious Beliefs

 I believe that: In the being, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God !.

  I  think: The Word was at first heard, then spoke, and later written. Today (2013) the word can be captured.  Soon after the Word was first heard, it became remembered, and being remembered became spoken more. With increased speaking the Word evolved into more words, which became words to make things cleared, and better understood. As the use of Words grew, then understanding grew. At the same time the presence of God, became less apparent to human kind. As over familiarity tends to bread contempt ?..  As has been both said and written “God Defieth all understanding” !.

 

I believe
 

 An understanding History, our own, or others, can lead us to learn, by other peoples experiences (and by implication, by other peoples mistakes.). Though the past is like a foreign land, of which we may know very little !. The past is often obscured, by the mists of time, and by evolving cultures.

I believe that freedom of movement and access, is important !.

 

Conflict

 Winning a Battle can in some cases lead to loosening a War !.  Winning a War may not lead to winning the Peace !. Battles and Wars, that do not secure the Peace, are Hollow victories !.

 Hollow victories are likely to lead to renewed conflict ?.

 

My local language variant

Wenglish.    a Wenglander.

 

Personal Observations !.

 The mode of production, is to a large extent dependent on the mode of transport !. Sustainable places of personal residence, can be dependent on both of these !.

 Increasing technology,produces increased complexity for understanding, and can lead to new divisions of labour, or rather intelligent knowledge !. New technologies, appear to be greatly dependent on access to specific natural resources !. This appears to be fueling Globalisation, and, an increasing interdependency, across cultures, and states !.

 Emerging Electronic Technology appears to be changing peoples perception of Political Decision Making. ?. A demand for more direct involvement in the political process, appears to be emerging World wide, and is especially apparent in what the West calls, underdeveloped Countries !.



 Modern economy appears highly dependent on high volume of production and low mark-up per unit of product volume !


 

 In the UK, we pass on the left, except when at Sea, when we pass on the right !. So perhaps we tend to regard others then ourselves, as being at Sea ?.

 

The UK Army by tradition, when on Parade, Dresses to the right, hence the saying “I’m all right Jack”

 

An organisation may be seen when the sum of the whole exceeds the sum of the parts.

 Should the key effect of government not be the application of the Multiplier Factor? That is to say the organising of human effort so that the sum of the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts !.

 

 
It may all come down to:

A Matter of time !.
The expectation of competition, appears to put pressure on time, and as such things tend to become “a factor of time “!. This appears to lead to a speeding up, of things !. With the effect of certain things coming into view !. While other things disappear from view !. These things which disappear from view, may suddenly disappear, or gradually fade out of view !. The gap between the extremes of what is seen and what is not, can become confusion !. This confusion can be compounded, with the stresses caused, by the demands to adjust !.

Due to uncertainty, about what is being observed!.. The culture of communications, and the cultures participating in this, will play a part, and the outcome of this will be, that cultures will fragment, and or combine !. So adding to the degree of uncertainty.

The effect on preconceived organisation, appears to be a possible cause of the downfall of some organisations, as their sense of identity as an organisation, appears to constrain their ability to adjust, making them slower, to both respond, and to comprehend !.

Clearly then the speed and effectiveness of response, along with the ability to comprehend, could be a key factor in navigating, for future progress, and a decent life !.

Hence the old expression of, “the  quick and the dead”, becomes a reality !.
 
  
  

European Union

 Since Cyprus and the European move, to break the Savings Guarantee, I “no-longer” support Britain being in Europe !.

 
I like

  I like drawing other people’s attention, to the existence of things. By distributing links, to online pages on which that sort of information appears !.

 These days (March 26th 2013) one finds oneself, submersed with information to digest, from a wide variety of sources !. The information originates from who knows where, for who known’s what reason ?  Working out the possible relevance of this information, can prove a particular challenge !. Working out how to make productive and constructive use, of the information, can become another challenge !.




My current preoccupation


The current (2015)Free Market Economy, which appears to becoming increasingly dominant in many parts of the world, appears likely to be challenged by emerging technologies  As it is that people consume and without an income people cannot be a part of the free market?. So how will people be able to gain an income when most the work is done by technology?



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 From time to time, I appear to experience, what may be, a manifestation of suppressed precognitive capacity, within myself !.


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