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"MOSCOW, July 28. /TASS/. Russia and Syrian government will start a large-scale humanitarian operation in Aleppo today, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Thursday.
"In accordance with the order of the Russian president to start a large-scale humanitarian operation together with the Syrian government to provide assistance to the population of Aleppo," Shoigu said.
Civilians will be able to leave Aleppo via three corridors, while one more corridor may be used by militants who wish to lay down arms. "The Russian Center for reconciliation of warring parties will open three humanitarian corridors together with the Syrian government to provide assistance to people who were taken hostage by terrorists, as well as for militants who want to lay down their arms. Mobile centers will be opened near these corridors to provide food and medical assistance to people," the defense minister added"
(Source: TASS News Agency) July 28, 11:27 UTC+3

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Civilians will be able to leave Aleppo via three corridors, while one more corridor may be used by militants who wish to lay down arms, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said
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"MOSCOW — Russia and the Syrian government said they will open humanitarian corridors in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo on Thursday and offer a way out for opposition fighters wanting to lay down their arms.
The offer announced by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu came as Syrian forces took another district from rebels in the city. Meanwhile, Syria's President Bashar Assad also announced a general amnesty for rebels who give up their weapons and surrender to authorities over the next three months."
(Source NBC news + The Associated Press) Jul 28 2016, 12:08 pm ET )
Russia and the Syrian government said they will open humanitarian corridors in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo on Thursday.
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The War For Autonomous Driving: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class VS. 2017 Tesla Model S

Does Mercedes' Drive Pilot deliver what it calls The Best or Nothing? Or is Tesla's Autopilot—despite recent controversy—still the state-of-the-semi-Autonomous-art?

http://www.thedrive.com/tech/4591/the-war-for-autonomous-driving-2017-mercedes-benz-e-class-vs-2017-tesla-model-s
It’s a DrivePilot vs. AutoPilot cage match fight to the death—potentially yours.
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'"Black lives should matter in South Sudan too"' - BBC News
 
Model mission http://bbc.in/2ajRFoB
South Sudanese supermodel’s quest to build bridges between two worlds.
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I Agree whole Heartedly ; Justifiable Homicide has been Committed in Africa for over 20 years , and not One Government in the World has lifted a finger to help Stop the Daily Death of innocent men, women and Children Dying from Starvation & Disease. They All take Anything of Value and can bring Profit Out of Africa but , put NOTHING back into Africa to help it's People. Black Lives DO matter All over the World. D.E. Johnson Sr.
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"According to the executive order by President Vladimir Putin, Russian servicemen start a large-scale humanitarian operation in Allepo, reports TASS. It is to be carried out in cooperation with the Syrian Army.

According to Minister of Defence of the RF Sergey Shoigu, Russia hopes that the U.S. will join the operation. American colleagues are expected to provide Russian servicemen in Syria with the coordinates of the so-called “moderate opposition”. "  
(Source: the Russkiy Mir Portal)  28.07.2016
According to the executive order by President Vladimir Putin, Russian servicemen start a large-scale humanitarian operation in Allepo, reports TASS. It is to be carried out in cooperation with the
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"Twenty miles east of Sparks, Nevada, a factory is rising from the red dirt of the high desert. It doesn’t look like much—a few completed structures amid exposed steel girders—but this building, dubbed the Gigafactory, is the key to Elon Musk’s sweeping plan to remake transportation.
The Gigafactory is where Tesla Motors will build the batteries that power its electric vehicles. The company has long imported batteries from Asia, but if it is to meet its CEO’s goal of producing 500,000 cars a year, it must build those batteries here. There’s simply no other way to meet its own demand, because the company expects to use more batteries in 2020 than were produced worldwide in 2013."
By 2020 Tesla plans to consume more batteries than the rest of the world combined. This is where it will make them.
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"Somalia attack: 'Ex-MP' was Mogadishu suicide bomber" - BBC News
 
Somalia attack: 'Ex-MP' was Mogadishu suicide bomber http://bbc.in/2alaLdO
An ex-MP was one of two suicide car bombers who carried out Tuesday's deadly attacks in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, militants say.
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"Situation Update, east of Ukraine as of July 26, 2016"
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How has the failed coup affected the lives of refugees in Turkey? http://aje.io/j3ta
Amid a security crackdown after the failed putsch, refugees from Syria now face multiple new challenges.
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"Syria regional refugee and resilience plan (3RP) 2016 (RRP)"
(Source:  UNOCHA The Financial Tracking Service (FTS))
Funding for response plan/appeal (US$m), As a share of overall funding to the response plan/appeal (%). Germany, 463.4, 25.4%. United States of America, 446.4, 24.5%. European Commission, 296.5, 16.3%. Japan, 110, 6%. United Kingdom, 109.9, 6%. Canada, 89, 4.9%.
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بین تھامس  

 

Бен Томас  

 

بن توماس   

 

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بین تھامس

 

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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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