Raj Shetye’s fashion photo shoot based on the 2012 gang rape and assault on a Delhi bus, has angered many in India and around the world.
In an interview with The Voice of the Cape (South Africa), the 50 Million Missing founder, Rita Banerji gives the reasons why she is not surprised by Shetye’s project. However Rita also says, it is equally important to analyze the public outrage and question what it really represents. She observes that there are terrible lethal crimes against women and girls in India, and yet the public gets angry about rape, and has almost no response to other forms of lethal violence on women or girls. Why is this so? She goes on to discuss that this is because indian rape case is still seen through a male prism that views women as sexual resources owned by men, and not as a human rights crime against women. To hear the interview or read the synopsis click on the link below
In West Africa, medical personnel have been infected in an unprecedented way with the virus. So far, more than 240 doctors, nurses and other helpers were infected, of whom more than 120 have died, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in Geneva on Tuesday. The Ebola co-discoverer Peter Piot accused the organization to have reacted too late to the epidemic.
Monster virus – this is menacing bug that kills so many people : The ultimate illustration of the Ebola virus structure :
This is a recent article I came across the web. I don’t want to elaborate on its authenticity, the mere fact that Alternative Medicine has been around for thousands of years, is a convincing factor though. ( Don’t know if the Ebola virus was part of their experiments, or cure ).
Travel in Ebola country: Dangerous roads – the rain forest is unforgivable
A man traveled from Thailand to Myanmar has been suspected of catching the deadly Ebola virus, Myanmar’s Ministry of Information reported Wednesday. On the ministry’s website that the patient, who used to work in Guinea and Liberia, arrived at the airport in Yangon from Bangkok at around 8 pm Tuesday with a high fever, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.
Myanmar’s Health Ministry meanwhile said the man has been transferred to Waibagi Hospital, in the suburbs of Yangon for further diagnosis, said the ministry. Laboratory investigation was also carried out for differential diagnosis of Ebola virus disease.
Four friends who are closed contacts with him with no symptoms were also in Waibagi Hospital for under observation and taking laboratory investigation for Ebola.
August 20, 2014 12:46 pm HANOI – Vietnam is testing two Nigerians for the deadly Ebola virus after they arrived on a flight to Ho Chi Minh City showing symptoms of fever, the health ministry said.
The pair were displaying no other symptoms but have been sent to the southern city’s Tropical Diseases Hospital for isolation, the ministry said in a statement released late Tuesday.
Airline passengers sitting next to the pair — who travelled to Vietnam on Monday from Nigeria via Qatar — have been advised to monitor their health conditions.
Vietnam has introduced mandatory temperature checks at its two major international airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in a bid to prevent passengers bringing the deadly virus into the country.
The global death toll from Ebola stands at 1,229, with the bulk of cases in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
The medical charity MSF has said the outbreak is moving faster than aid organisations can handle, while the World Health Organization said the scale of the epidemic had been vastly underestimated.
UPDATE today 10.8.2014
The government of Ivory Coast issued this statement today until further notice :
Press release of the Government on epidemic preventive measures has EBOLA VIRUS who reported as Ebola virus disease is a global public health emergency, the Government of Côte d’Ivoire decided the following measures: 1. the suspension until further order of the flights of Air Côte d’Ivoire and destined to countries affected by the Ebola virus disease. 2. the ban until further notice to all airlines to transport passengers from the countries affected by the disease to Ebola virus destined for Côte d’Ivoire; 3. all passengers upon their arrival at the airport Félix Houphouët Boigny will be subject to the taking of temperature with infrared thermometer; 4. the implementation of a device of handwashing in airports; 5. strengthening the measures of health inspection and screening at air and maritime land borders with strong involvement of the prefectural, customary and religious authorities; 6. strengthening health protection of health workers in the exercise of their functions to the outposts as in health facilities; 7. the implementation of support of sick ; 8. the information of population on hygiene measures taken in places of large gatherings such as hospitals and public administrations; 9. the preventive measures taken so far and provisions remain in force. Furthermore the Government recommends people to hand washing regularly and thoroughly with water and SOAP, to avoid shaking hands and make the braces. As a reminder, the disease spreads mainly from bodily fluids i.e. the sweat, blood, saliva etc. Done at Abidjan, 10 August 2014 the door floor of the Government
This directives are difficult to implement, since most of the rural population is living in remote areas in the bush. Especially near the critical zones which are the border areas of Guinea and Liberia, it is difficult to see the directives as having much impact.
It is however a start in the right direction.
UPDATE today 11.8.2014
This article on the outbreak of Ebola was made public today. It comes directly from the heart of the Ebola outbreak.
This is a translation and some of the words may not correspond to the actual statement.
“This article was culled from Guinéenews, on March 15th, 2014
This is the English translation of the article posted at the time of outbreak :
‘A strange disease killed 9 including 4 health workers in Guinea Forestiere’ says Dr Sakoba Keita
Guinéenews: What do you know of this strange disease that currently prevails in the Forest Region including Macenta?
Dr Sakoba Keita: Actually, we do not know at this time what disease it is. These are symptoms of fever, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and weakness with … For now, our services have registered 15 cases with 9 deaths. What is gravity, is that among the deaths was 4 health workers including the director of the hospital Macenta. It all started with the Staff of the General Hospital Medical Gueckedou. In fact, it is the people who took part in the funeral ceremony of medical staff, who are currently developing this disease in the majority.
Guinéenews: So the disease was reported for the first time in Guéckédou? Dr Sakoba Keita: Actually the first case appeared in Guéckédou. As the director of the hospital Macenta had kinship with the Major, he went to take part in the funeral of the latter to Guéckédou. On his return to his home in Macenta, it was found that he was already developing the disease then it was one of his adoptive and after, the lab technician who examined who had the disease and so on. Guinéenews: How far the disease spreads?
Dr Sakoba Keita: Today we have 15 cases. There are some who are dispersed. There is a case that was hospitalized Kissidougou. There have been cases in Guéckédou Macenta. A Macenta, there are three to four cases and one case who left Macenta to be hospitalized in N’Zérékoré. I said that the head of the hospital Macenta died upon returning to Kindia. Here’s the route of this disease.
Guinéenews: Faced with this disease, what measures the emergency services have already taken with your provisions?
Dr Sakoba Keita: The measures taken, we have already dispatched a medical team that is currently on its way … We take measures of personal and collective protection with drugs that are now starting to unravel the case.
Guinéenews: This disease is really unknown time of all as a doctor, what do you recommend to people not to catch it?
Dr Sakoba Keita: We are doing everything to understand this disease. But apparently, the cases were infected through contact. Therefore, we asked the isolation of these cases and prevent any visit. We are taking disinfectants that will send our teams to spray homes. For now, there is only one case that has been tinted sealed with blood. Because at first we thought it was the ‘haemorrhagic fever tired’ … but the 15 cases it ‘s no one who did this. so that you can not conclude that it is hemorrhagic Lassa fever. Because in this fever is bleeding is the main symptom. And as for this disease are vomiting first then diarrhea.
Guinéenews: Some speak of Lassa fever in designating this disease, do you confirm that?
Dr Sakoba Keita: No. For now, we do not know what disease it is. At the time I speak, of yesterday night to today, we’ve had reports 8 cases, 15 different diarrhea and vomiting. There, our services have made rapid tests cholera and found 4 cases. But here, we can not take these as cholera until there is no culture and we do not reaffirm the laboratory. That is why I asked the team to send me as soon arrival of samples for one really knows if there is cholera or not.
Guinéenews: Infection is therefore by body contact or by breathing?
Dr Sakoba Keita: The patient is transmitted through bodily touch.
Guinéenews: Do you think you really have the necessary expertise needed to deal with the emergency?
Dr Sakoba Keita: What remains clear, we all partners and relevant departments Guinean moving. There WHO sent two people, our services have sent a team like Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will send next week a team specialized in infections. There is also the University of Marseille, just contact me so we can associate it with the identification of the cause. In short, since we made the statement there is enough partners who want to partner with us to not only identify but to meet the international health standards because the disease occurs in a border region.
Guinéenews: How long since the first cases were seen?
Dr Sakoba Keita: The case started from the sixth week, if you want since last February. Warning : The graph contained – as well as the video does not imply a cure, nor does it suggest any other treatment than those recommended by a medical practitioner.
It merely quotes resources from the web – some of which may or may not be effective.
However, looking at the explanations, I would choose to opt for recommendations whilst in dangerous environments.
As a prevention perhaps, rather than a cure.
We have been told Ebola can not be transmitted except by bodily fluids of an infected person.
Well, this theory seems now ( it always has been to me ) invalid.
We know from earlier cases in the African rain forest of Gabon, where trees were felled by loggers, the Ebola virus suddenly appeared.
It may be the case that other factors, ( primates killing and devouring habits ) have the most significant part in this tremendous outbreaks. For us – we always were of the opinion, never touch a close cousin of ours.
It is simply something I deplored in all my 35 years in Africa. Though I was invited by – yes – game wardens of a National game reserve – to participate in a feast of baboon meat – I felt appalled to say the least.
These beautiful creatures must be left alone and we have no right to take their lives.
I am more than ever convinced that a punishment of the sort we are facing now was long foreseeable.
And we have not seen the end of it.
We created the problem, now it is for us to face it.
Some information about the Ebola virus found on this illustration. Please read carefully. Excerpt : Please read graphic : Filovirus ( Ebola virus )outbreaks are sporadic, sometimes interspersed by years or even decades of no apparent disease activity. ..a veterinarian who performed an autopsy on an infected chimpanzee found in the Forest. No further disease reports have been associated with Cote d’Ivoire ebolavirus.
This graph info contains important facts about the Ebola virus. It does not contain information on how to prevent Ebola infection.
By informing people about the virus it should help to create awareness.
More info will be published about the present outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.
WordPress plugins are sometimes – I repeat sometimes – a useful accessory for wordpress blogs.
When I say sometimes – I meant sometimes. For you should know that wordpress plugins load your database files with lots of data which slow down your page loading.
I went on a housecleaning exercise after I noticed significant slowing of page speed.
Some of the plugins we use are simply not necessary, even if articles on the web promote them.
I have now also removed jetpack. Jetpack I thought was a useful plugin, but then there were numerous updates which take unnecessary time. For benefits I can not say whether or not it benefited at all.
I made my database lighter. Thats all that counts.
Some of the essential plugins include Captcha s. I would not go without them, for security reasons. WordPress blogs more than any other are prone to Hacker attacks, ask me why.
Some trolls just have fun to take your blog down. Leave you in a mess.
So protect yourself.
A) Use a plugin captcha B) Back up your database frequently C) I use WP-DBManager and found it good. It serves many purposes and lever failed me.
Another word of advice. Never use WP Super cache or T3 cache plugins. They were hacked some time ago and your data was compromised. And if you try to un-install it from your table, you lose your blog. Its that simple. I have tried it more than once and there was a problem each time.
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The actual sequence of events that took me to the Chateaux Saint Sabine in Burgundy region, France.
It was late, close to midnight when I felt overwhelmingly tired.
We had been on the road from Lille in northern France en route to southern France’s Cote d’ Azur.
When I saw the next exit, I decided to go for it. It read : Dijon 42 km, Poully-En-Auxoise 8 km.
Driving through the dark summer night I passed several villages clad in total darkness. No one on the streets, no single soul.
I was getting worried the more I drove on, the more villages I passed.
A faint signboard, I read it : “Chateaux de St. Sabine” 8 km.
Desperately wanting to lay my head to rest, continuing the serpent road that finally led us to the Chateaux.
The dark silhouette that appeared in front of us had – by all standards – gigantic dimensions. No lights – except a faint fluorescent bulb could be seen when we entered the castle’s courtyard.
Before entering the Castle’s arch the doorbell was the only part lit.
Sonnez. We rang the bell.
In an instance hell broke lose. We heard the heavy barking sounds of what we thought were hell hounds, eerie and powerful.
Frightened by the wild barkings, we entered the main courtyard and stopped the car in front of what seemed the main entrance to the Chateaux.
We could not see anyone, nor hear, except the barking from somewhere in the dark.
Nobody made a move. We were unsure if we should or should not stay. There was something evil, something scary about this place.
The curtain behind the main Entrance moved, we saw a shadow in white, staring at us in the car.
In a sudden , the door flung open, the shadow appeared. A tiny old dame, her age in the seventies, appeared and asked : Que c’est que vouz voulez ? Mancher, diner, coucher..?
We could not answer at first, our thoughts lingering to the novel of Dumas, his Notre Dame character, Quasimodo. So real was the resemblance, it made us hesitate to leave the car. Then, with a push I left the car, looking around as if I expected the wolfhounds to pounce on me anytime now.
She introduced herself as ” Madame de Bourgoise”, relative of the proprietere de Chateaux.
Deciding it was too late to wander around in this solitary woods, we succumbed to our fate, No one knew where we were, if we had reached.
This was eerie in the utmost sense.
Two terrible fangs stared at us of what once were real wolves. Two taxidermic creatures were situated left and right from the escalier, the staircase leading to the bedrooms. It gave the already scary place an authentic background.
Climbing up the stairs, Madame de Bourgoise showed us to our room, The chateaux was, I found out, a hunting castle for royalty and dates back to the 17 century. With her candle held in the right hand, Madame was even more eerie looking than at first.
Her left opened a huge door to a room, in which was a bed, which could have accommodated the likes of Napoleon Bonaparte. I did not care, as I was tired.
Opening the large window, I saw a lake only lit by moonlight. The air was fresh, pure and in the distance we heard cowbells ringing. The eerie ness had by now given way to a more relaxed sensation.
Leaving the window wide open, I fell asleep soon after.
This is an excerpt of my book which will be published sometime in the future.
This article was originally published by me on ARTICLESBASE. This is the exact article as published under the following link : www.articlesbase.com/exotic-locations-articles/a-train-crossing-kanpur-uttar-pradesh-india-140381.html
06.00AM, Airport Mumbai
I made it in time, driving from the Hotel in Worli. Mumbai is one of the largest cities on our globe and leaves an unforgettable impression behind. In daytime the streets are bustling with activity, the stench of car fumes, the ever present pollution, the traffic jams, are all but pleasant surprises in this overcrowded city.
Jet Airways is always late, Modi-Luft has just taken off to an unknown destination, I observe the frantic activities inside the airport. People rushing, uplifting their Ego in front of the Airline counters, a normal sight in Indians airports. Everyone is a Tycoon, everyone displays a show of force to attract attention. In a country of 1,3 Billion, a vital technique of survival.
After a 3 hour delay our plane finally takes off, in India 12 hours delays are common. The plane is a 737-300 extended version, on the way to Lucknow, U.P. we touch down in New Delhi.
We reach Lucknow airport around 3PM. My contact in Kanpur has not shown up. Lucknow airport is not an International airport, its facilities are limited. Bring your own Rupees, there is no Bank to change your foreign currency. Taxi touts swarm around me,
Hello Sir, Taxi to Lucknow Sir. I decide to wait show lack of interest. I will gain this way. When all the passengers have left, after haggling with their drivers, I walk out of the terminal and find quietly a Fiat cabby, who agrees to take me to Lucknow for a decent fare. After years in Africa I find the same rules apply here when it comes to negotiating.
I ask to stop at the first communication center, ISD, or IDD telephone center, to call my contact. It appears the driver would not come and instead he asks the Cabby to take me to Kanpur, a 150 km from here.
The first impression of Lucknow is, the many street side shops in which Sarees are being sold. The craft of Sarree making here is known throughout India, and represents an important part of business. We pass the streets of this city, the usual sceneries with cows strolling through the streets, people respectfully giving way to them. Nobody would touch a cow here, a clear taboo. Donkey carts, with the driver asleep in the carts, are plying the route towards Kanpur. The immense afternoon sun radiates 45 degrees I notice by a thermometer located on a public building, no surprise to me.
After 3 hours drive we reach Kanpur, my destination. The driver takes me to my hotel as instructed, after paying the fare which is reasonable I am shown into my room. Thirty storey tall, the hotel is the best lodge in the city, and stands out from the low level buildings around. I notice the large numbers of buzzards circling above the hotel, using the thermals to their advantage.
Still the afternoon sun is high, the air condition helps me to cool down a bit.
At 18.30 PM I am to meet Mr. Rakej the rep of the company who I will visit. A very pleasant man, he apologizes for the inconvenience of not being picked up. We leave for dinner in his car, the obligatory Fiat, in immaculate condition.
Kanpur – The Railway crossing
We pass through the now darkened city, as everywhere we see whole families moving by scooters, bicycles. Cars are still a luxury here, the traffic mainly consisting of scooters and bicycles, and by passers on foot.
The heat now subsiding, Mr. Rakej explains the various sights of Kanpur, its history. We enter the restaurant, and the following dinner is a delight. The baby Naans (tiny flat breads baked in the Tandoor), Navratan Khoorma, (Nine Jewels), Rogan Josh (Lamb Stew), the various Indian dishes I savour frequently. If one thing strikes me of India, it is their cuisine. The Indian kitchen is one of the best this world has to offer.
A visit of the famous Hindu temple in Kanpur is on our next Agenda. The temple is known amongst Hindus for its unique design structure.
We reach the railway crossing, just when the barriers move down, accompanied by loud ringing of the bell. People rushing through the barrier, lifting it up to pass, crossing from both sides of the tracks. No one cares about the oncoming train, as Mr. Rakej .explains, every year people are being killed by the trains. As the minutes pass on, and no show of reduction of human traffic across the rails follows, I am getting anxious more and more. Yet the people still no sign of stopping to cross. The tracks are now vibrating, the trains whistle blowing not far, there, one motor scooter with family, man, woman and child, cross with their scooter. I want to close my eyes, and there another type with a bicycle enters the danger zone. Then, in a flash the train speeds through the crossing, at great speed, well over 120 mph. I can’t see a thing in the dark, almost I am certain those people have been hit.
When it is all over, the train has passed, I notice the bicyclist, who holds his bike across his chest, inches to the train’s carriages. An unbelievable experience, this will stay in my memories forever. I was breathless so to speak, not being able to comprehend the situation. Yet, my guide was unimpressed, noticing this is an everyday experience with the resulting consequences for those who can’t make it. If something ever struck me about this country, it must have been this incident.
The show of disrespect for life is over, we carry on to see the biggest Hindu temple in Kanpur. White marble from the onset, every one removes his shoes, and I am thinking if I should leave my pair of Moreschis or not. The temple entrance is a haven for rats, these rats are everywhere in here, crawling and running around in masses. The temple honors rats, they have a sacred status and are fed and looked after by the temple’s keepers. Donations are accepted for their upkeep. Apart from the rat infestation, the temple is a complex of marvel. Built to the highest standards, with no expense spared white marble throughout, I look stunned. In contrast to the outside world, the Kanpur temple represents the most lavishly built structure I have seen. The stark contrast of everyday poverty visible is amazing. And as it is Friday night, people are streaming to pray, lighting their brought incense. The scent of exotics, the scent of India is all present wherever you go.
Mr. Rakej has completed his prayers, and we leave, the impressions linger with me till this day, and Kanpur will be in my memories forever.
BIG HOSPITAL FINALLY TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS
LATEST CANCER INFORMATION from Johns Hopkins
AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY …
Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.
When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
An effective way to battle cancer is to STARVE the cancer cells by not feeding it with foods it needs to multiple.
What cancer cells feed on:
a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Note:Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.
b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells will starved.
c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes t o nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells.
To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water–best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines will become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.
Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.
Anger, unforgiving and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.