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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

World Oceans Day 2016: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

8th June is each year World Ocean Day. It is a United-Nations-recognised day of ocean celebration and action. This year's theme is Healthy oceans, healthy planet. This includes the promotion to prevent plastic pollution.

World Oceans Day, held every June 8th, is the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. People all over our blue planet organize celebrations – which can be a huge event in your community, a special announcement, or anything in between – to support action to protect the ocean.
This year, under the theme of Healthy oceans, healthy planet, we’re promoting prevention of plastic pollution.
The World Oceans Day is coordinated by The Ocean Project, working in partnership with the World Ocean Network, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and many other partners in its network of 2,000 organizations.
Thousand events in 2015
The world celebrated "Healthy oceans, healthy planet" in the first year of a two-year theme for World Oceans Day. Nearly 1,000 events were held at aquariums, zoos, museums, recreational centers, youth clubs, schools, businesses, and countless individuals marked the day by doing something to keep our ocean healthy.
Thousands took The Better Bag Challenge for World Oceans Day – promising to use reusable bags rather than disposable plastic bags for a year to help address the problem of marine debris.
Take action
Explore the website of World Oceans Day — developed as a free resource for everyone around the world to use — and learn how you can organize an event for World Oceans Day, mark the day in a special way, or just take action for the ocean on your own in June and throughout the year.

More information
World Oceans Day

Friday, November 11, 2011

11 11 11 - Special Post

11 11 11 

How often have you noticed the numbers 11:11, 12:12, 10:10, 22:22, 12:34, 2:22, 3:33, 4:44 or 5:55 popping up all over the place? These number sequences are not necessarily only time prompts. They can also be number sequences, like 333, 1111 etc. To your mind, is this a coincidence, or are they too frequent to be random? Perhaps you are puzzled or amused by this phenomenon? Possibly even a little bit nervous? The question everyone is asking is "What does 11:11 mean?" and "Is there a reason for this?" And there certainly is.

Millions of folks all around the world are now seeing these amazing 11:11 prompts. They are folks of all colours, all religions, all beliefs. It's spreading, and becoming far more common; it's become a major phenomenon. Someone or something is causing all these folks to look at clocks, number plates, phone numbers or any source of numbers even when they make no effort themselves to look for these things. You can even change your clocks in the house, and you will still be prompted, at the "wrong" time. You can't stop it, because YOU aren't doing it. Sometimes you will even see these numbers flashing after a power outage, even though digital clocks are supposed to reset to 12:00, not 11:11 or 12:12!

Friday, December 3, 2010

International Day of Disabled Persons 2010 - December 3rd

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is annually observed on 3 December with an objective to promote an awareness of disability issues, the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities and integration of persons with disabilities in the main stream of each aspect of the social, political, economic and cultural status of their communities. The day extends an opportunity to initialize action to reach the target of full and equal pleasure of human rights and contribution in society by disabled persons, launched by the World Program of Action for Disabled Persons, declared by the UN General Assembly in the year 1982.

History of United Nations and Disable Persons

Over the period of the United Nations' first 50 years, disable persons have become importantly proactive in asserting empowerment and confidence in their own respective abilities to lead self-dependent lives. The following precise history represents efforts by the UN which have endorsed their efforts.
The foundation of The United Nations was based on the principle of equality for all. The Preamble to the United Nations Charter states the elegance and worth of every human being and provides elementary significance to the advocacy of social justice. Disable Persons are entitled to all the fundamental human rights declared by the Charter and their human rights instruments.
The General Assembly launched the foundation for the protection and promotion of human rights in the year 1948, when it endorsed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 25 of the Declaration proclaims that each person has "the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”
The Theme of 2009 “Empowering Persons with Disability with a Right to Act”
On 3rd of December, 2009, and throughout the week starting from this day, people across the world joined together to recognize the persons with disabilities expressing support, and enhancing awareness. This year was focused on the right to act. People with disabilities should be assisted and supported by other people of their own free sweet will in taking their decisions, was the objective of this year.
The right to act is universally endorsed as a fundamental and basic human right. Its implementation as a right to all individual seems so rudimentary that we forget that for persons with disabilities, the right to work is not always imperative. In terms of physical, institutional and attitudinal barriers, disable persons are often refrained from their right to act.
Today, change is imperative!
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities had called upon all states to revise the laws, practice and regulations in their respective country in tune with the Convention on this particular day of recognition. It was a call for the end of discrimination for all disabled persons and the endorsement of the right to act, as a basic and fundamental virtue for every person all over the world.
This day provides us with a chance to make a dedicated commitment to the principles of entrusting powers to the disabled persons with the right to act.

Activities conducted on this day include:

  • Conducting days of discussion and campaigns raising awareness on the theme of right to act.
  • Ensuring that legislation ensured that the disabled people are provided with the right to select helps on their own free will.
  • Revising policy to enable all persons the capability to open and handle bank accounts including disabled persons of any kind;
  • Taking measures to extinguish the guardianship method and to replace it by a process in which persons with disabilities are assisted only in their own decision making.

1981, International Year of Disabled Persons
1981 was proclaimed The International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP) by the General Assembly in 1976. It launched a plan of action at the national, international and regional levels, with an emphasis on similar opportunities, rehabilitation and prevention of disabilities.
The theme of IYDP was "full participation and equality", designated as the right of disable persons to participate entirely in the life and development of their respective societies, enjoy good living conditions similar to those of other people, and have an equal share in developed conditions after socio-economic development.
Other objectives of the Year
Enhancing public awareness; knowledge and acceptance of disabled persons and enabling persons with disabilities to build bodies through which they can manifest their views and promote activities to improve their conditions.
Role of Handicap International
Since its inception, as long as 20 years, Handicap International has transformed from being an emergency body with a medical emphasis on disabled people, to an institution which promotes the human rights of disabled people.
The organization is working in collaboration with Disabled Peoples’ Organizations at regional, national and international levels to understand disabled people worldwide and encourage their inclusion into the stream of society. Handicap International assists organizations in developing countries and Europe to incorporate the convention and other legal techniques in every day life.
The Actual Facts and figures
The World Health Organization affirms that there are 600 million disabled people living worldwide, about almost 10% of the entire earth population. It is also evaluated that about 80% of these disabled people live in developing nations.
Globally, it is assumed that one in every ten people is a person with a disability and recent studies states that persons with disabilities populates up to 20 per cent of the population living in under poverty line in developing countries. Number of persons with disabilities still face barriers to their participation in activities of their communities and are mostly compelled to live under the poverty line.  Many disabled persons are also forced into organizations, a simple breach of the rights to freedom to live in their respective communities.

Source - WHO

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Countries Billionaires Could Buy..

Countries Billionaires Could Buy..

These American moguls could buy some of the world's economies

Castles in France. Islands in the Caribbean. Private jets. With a collective $1.27 trillion at their disposal, the members of The Forbes 400 could buy almost anything.

How about a country? A quick glance at the CIA Fact Book suggests the individual fortunes of many Forbes 400 members are as big as some of the world's economies.

Bill Gates, America's richest man with a net worth of $50 billion, has a personal balance sheet larger than the gross domestic product (GDP) of 140 countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Bolivia and Uruguay. The Microsoft (MSFT) visionary's nest egg is just short of the GDP of Tanzania and Burma.

Warren Buffett, who lost $10 billion in the past 12 months and is this year's Forbes 400 biggest dollar loser, still has a fortune the size of North Korea's economy at $40 billion. (The Oracle of Omaha probably would steer clear of that investment, though.)

One Forbes 400 member does actually run a small chunk of a state in an official capacity: Mayor Michael Bloomberg. While he is busy serving as the chief executive of New York City and grappling with its sluggish economy, his own personal balance sheet -- amassed through financial information services and media company Bloomberg LP -- equals the value of all the goods and services produced in South Africa's Republic of Zambia's ($17.5 billion).

Some say that land developer Donald Bren, whose assets throughout the vicinity of Orange County, Calif., include 475 office buildings, 115 apartment communities, 41 retail centers, resort properties and new housing, runs Orange County -- he certainly owns most of it. And with a net worth of $12 billion, he could, in theory, buy Haiti's economy, too.

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson's $9 billion net worth is akin to the Bahamas' GDP ($9 billion). Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay (EBAY), the world's biggest auction marketplace, could theoretically control Somalia's market with his $5.5 billion fortune.

George Lucas, the famed Hollywood director behind the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises and ILM, the world's most bankable special effects shop, has a $3 billion fortune, making him worth as much as the GDP of Guyana.

Hedge fund founder David Shaw's $2.5 billion net worth parallels Belize's marketplace.

Investor John Paulson amassed much of his fortune by exploiting the real estate bubble and shorting the subprime market in 2007. Today he has a net worth of $6.8 billion -- the equivalent of Montenegro's gross domestic product.

Although Eli Broad's fortune suffered because of AIG's (AIG) collapse last fall -- he's lost $1.3 billion in the last 12 months -- he still has a bank account that rivals Barbados' economy ($5.4 billion).

Forbes 400 members with net worths just under $1 billion still possess fortunes that could operate the economies of significant fractions of the globe. Gary Magness, who owns water rights in Colorado through his ranch holdings, has a net worth of $990 million, which barely exceeds Vanuatu's GDP ($988.5 million).

If this year's three poorest Forbes 400 members were to combine their wealth (a combined $2.9 billion), their amassed fortune would be worth more than the workings of Belize's entire economy.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Comrade Obama..

Comrade Obama..

Funny T shirts...

Thursday, August 13, 2009



Fujita Scale:
Scale used to measure wind speeds of a tornado and their severity.

Laughable little string of wind unless it comes through your house,
then enough to make your insurance company drop you like a brick. People
enjoy standing on their porches
to watch this kind.

Strong enough to blow your car into your house, unless
of course you drive an Expedition and live in a mobile
home, then strong enough to blow your house into your car.

Will pick your house and your Expedition up and move you
to the other side of town.

Usually ranging from 1/2 to a full mile wide, this tornado can turn
a bus into a Pinto, then gift wrap it in a semi truck.

The Mother of all Tornadoes, you might as well stand
on your front porch and watch it, because it's probably
going to be quite a last sight.

A rather soft-spoken, mild-mannered type person until
severe weather strikes, and they start yelling at you

Storm Chaser: Meteorologist-rejects who are
pretty much insane but get us really cool pictures of
tornadoes. We release them from the mental institution
every time it starts thundering, just to see what they'll

What you have to give any dog or cat, who lived through
a previous tornado, every time it storms, or they tear
your whole house up freaking out.

Moore, Oklahoma:
A favorite gathering place for tornadoes. They like to
meet there and do a little partying before stretching
out across the rest of the Midwest

Best place to seek shelter in the middle of a tornado,
mostly because after you're covered with debris, you
can quickly wash off and come out looking great!

Severe Weather Radio:
A handy device that sends out messages from the National
Weather Service during a storm, though quite disconcerting
because the high pitched, shrill noise it uses as an alarm
sounds suspiciously just like a tornado.

Tornado Siren:
A system the city spent millions to install, which is
really useful, unless there's a storm or a tornado.

Storm Cellar:
A great place to go during a tornado, as it is almost
100% safe, though weigh your options carefully, as most
are not cared for and are homes to rats and snakes.

Tourist season, when people who are tired of bungee
jumping and diving out of airplanes decide it might
be fun to chase a tornado. These people usually end
as Storm Chasers.

Barometric Pressure:
Nobody really knows what this is, but when it drops a lot
of pregnant women go into labor, which makes for exciting
moments as their husbands are trying to drive them to the
hospital while dodging tornadoes.

The worst place on earth to be during a tornado, (except
for mobile home ). Yes, you can out run a tornado in your
car... Unless your towing a mobile home.

A Ditch:
Supposedly where you're supposed to go if you find
yourself without shelter or in your car during a tornado.
Theoretically the tornado is supposed to pass right over
you, but since it can lift a 20 ton truck and up root a
three hundred year old tree, I'd bet my life on out-
running it in a car.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Why bother working hard.. Nobody notices anyway..

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Can anyone identify this drunk gentleman?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Creative Globes

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