Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Pundit Jee!!!! hahahhaha :) During CHSE ... This picture has a great story ... hahaha :D
In 2005, Alimas Carnival, During the JOTI / JOTA ... this was while I was still in 10th grade!!!
CHSE crowd!!! After School Juicepetty ... on photo from left to right Haneef, wadde, Lubaab, Raani, Hasna, (me), Mahoo and Ulaa ... the good old times ...
At the 21st World Scout Jamboree held in Hylands Park, Chelmsford Uk 2007. Maldivian Contingent!!! In photo from left to right: Shaxa, Saeed(kajurey), Thian, (me) Abdulla Rasheed (seedhibe), Shafaa-ath, Shinan and Shaaniz. we had a good time and great memories!!!
My First JOB: At the Presidents Official Residence, Worked on the President's Special Project on Archiving and History. Me (left), President Mohamed Nasheed (center) and my good friend Hussain Mohamed Haneef (right). Worked at Muliaage for Three months after which I came to Mysore for my Degree.
Male' International Airport... Leaving back to Mysore after a great Holiday Back Home in Maldives. On Photo from Left to right: Azan, Naanu, Shifxan, Shahud, Ahpi, fittey, M.I, (me), Haneef and Samman. Thank you guys for the wonderful time.
Annular Solar Eclipse Photography on 15th January 2010 in Male', Maldives. On photo from left to right: Samman, (me) and my DAD!!! Find the Annular Solar eclipse photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/em-squared/sets/72157623347946589/
At the Taj Mahal in India this was after taking part as a facilitator at the SAF Scout Friendship Camp held in Hariyana, India. Had a good time with in the camp!!! was Awesome!!!
At Starbucks Malaysia, Meeting with the 22nd World Scout Jamboree Promotion Team. In Photo: Cleopetra from Uganda, Steve and Big MaC from the PNG, (me) and Tebo from Kiribati. We had a lot of Scouts in the promotional meeting. :( Don't think I can make it to the Sweden WSJ in 2011. :(
TEAM SF: the name SF is a long story :D !!! this was after the Earth Hour Walk which TEAM SF coordinated in Maldives 2009. In photo: from left to right: Samman, Ahpi, (me), Shifzan, Fittey, Shan and Farish.
At the 23rd Asia Pacific Regional Scout Conference in Malaysia, Kuala Lampur. In Photo from left to right: (me), Ahmed Ali Maniku(Kennedy) and Asippe!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Wish All Brother and Sister Scouts and Guides a Very Warm Founders Day!!!
February 22nd marks the birthday of Robert Baden-Powell the founder of the Scout Movement. Coincidentally, B-P (born in 1857) and his wife Olave Baden-Powell (born in 1889), shared the same birthday.
Nearly all National Scout Associations throughout the world, celebrate this day as « Founder's Day ». It is considered a special day, as well as an opportunity to learn more about BP's life and his work. Girl Guides mark this day as Thinking Day.
Today there are more than 28 million Scouts, youth and adults, boys and girls, in 160 countries. This large movement owe a great deal to BP. Girl Guiding was also founded by him and latter his wife Olave Baden Powell became Chief Guide.
- His Works:
- Military books
- 1884: Reconnaissance and Scouting
- 1885: Cavalry Instruction
- 1889: Pigsticking or Hoghunting
- 1896: The Downfall of Prempeh
- 1897: The Matabele Campaign
- 1899: Aids to Scouting for N.-C.Os and Men
- 1900: Sport in War
- 1901: Notes and Instructions for the South African Constabulary
- 1914: Quick Training for War
- Scouting books
- 1908: Scouting for Boys
- 1909: Yarns for Boy Scouts
- 1912: Handbook for Girl Guides (co-authored with Agnes Baden-Powell)
- 1913: Boy Scouts Beyond The Sea: My World Tour
- 1916: The Wolf Cub's handbook
- 1918: Girl Guiding
- 1919: Aids To Scoutmastership
- 1921: What Scouts Can Do: More Yarns
- 1922: Rovering to Success
- 1929: Scouting and Youth Movements
- 1935: Scouting Round the World
- est 1939: Last Message to Scouts
- Other books
- 1905: Ambidexterity (co-authored with John Jackson)
- 1915: Indian Memories
- 1915: My Adventures as a Spy
- 1916: Young Knights of the Empire: Their Code, and Further Scout Yarns
- 1921: An Old Wolf's Favourites
- 1927: Life's Snags and How to Meet Them
- 1933: Lessons From the Varsity of Life
- 1934: Adventures and Accidents
- 1936: Adventuring to Manhood
- 1937: African Adventures
- 1938: Birds and beasts of Africa
- 1939: Paddle Your Own Canoe
- 1940: More Sketches Of Kenya
- 1905 John Smith
Thursday, February 18, 2010
the Tenth World Scout Jamboree
the Eleventh World Scout Jamboree
the Twelfth World Scout Jamboree
the Thirteenth World Scout Jamboree
the Fourteenth World Scout Jamboree
the Fifteenth World Scout Jamboree
the Seventeenth World Scout Jamboree
the Nineteenth World Scout Jamboree
the Twentieth World Scout Jamboree
the Twenty First Wold Scout Jamboree
(I got the opportunity to take part in this one, Under the Operation One World Program)
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
“Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquility of a lovely sunset.” Ann Landers
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Another update from our "Post-Copenhagen" climate campaigner - Paul Horsman:
It is 21 years since the first scientific assessment of climate change was published; 18 years since the Rio Earth Summit at which the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was agreed. Twelve years have passed since the Kyoto Protocol was agreed and two years since the Bali Action plan. Each of these passing milestones has been variously described as ‘first steps’ and ‘ways forward’, demonstrating commitments to protect the climate. And with each passing milestone we have moved further up the curve of growing greenhouse gas emissions heading inexorably towards catastrophic climate change.
Six weeks have gone since the December climate summit where the Copenhagen Accord proposed a deadline of January 31 by which governments were to pledge how much they were going to take action to protect the climate. And as this latest milestone passed on Sunday, we see again the size of the gap between the action needed to protect the climate and the willingness of politicians to take this action. Politicians clearly are still listening more to the false honeyed whispers of industrial lobbyists and bankers than they are to the clamour of the millions of people calling for leadership and action.
Some would have us believe that because countries are making pledges it means that the governments are taking action. Nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is that all they have done is to dust-off previously stated commitments, dress them up in letters to the UN and make believe they are doing something to protect the climate.
The pledges will not even achieve one aim of the accord – keeping global temperature rises well below 2 degrees. The combined pledges of governments commit the world to at least 3 degrees of warming and beyond according to the UN’s own assessment and takes us on an unstoppable pathway where emissions will peak well after 2020 date (in order to stay well below the 2 degree threshold, emissions need to peak by 2015). And so the Accord fails its first test.
The reality is that to stay below a warming limit of 2 degrees C requires industrialised countries as a block to agree to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40%by 2020 and developing countries to agree to reducing future emission by between 15 and 30% in the same time-frame. The pledges made by industrialised countries mean a reduction of only between 11 and 19%. Even worse, if credits for protecting forests are taken into account then emission cuts from burning fossil fuels fall to between 6 and 14%. It could almost be business as usual for these industrial interests if uncertainties in economic forecasts are taken into consideration.
The accord was always a weak political agreement and now we see what governments have pledged – the weakness is all the more obvious.
And what would a 3 degree plus world have in store? Average global temperatures are now 0.8 degrees C about pre-industrial levels and there are already significant climate impacts. From the melting permafrost and glaciers, inundated islands and deltas, drought damaged farms, and storm battered continents. The world in the grip of global climate change is stark indeed.
In the face of such mounting evidence, thousands of credible scientific reports, even statements from world leaders about the dire threat which climate change poses - how and why such inaction?
For over 20 years an un-holy alliance of fossil fuel interests, climate deniers and some governments has been working consistently to derail the climate talks. And the knives are out again as the science is attacked by perverse vested interests and governments run scared of taking the courageous stand needed. Before, during and since the Copenhagen climate summit, the climate change deniers, those who put profits before people, those who would fiddle while the planet burns have kept up pressure against any deal to protect the climate. And now commentary again seems to be gearing up to reducing further out expectations for a fair, ambitious and legally binding agreement.
The ground is shifting markedly. Many governments have used the need for a global agreement to tackle this issue before taking their own steps as an excuse for national inaction. Now some of these same governments trash the global process and say national interests are more important.
But while national legislation is needed to cut emissions, the global framework is essential to ensure fairness to the most vulnerable, the appropriate ambition for targets and a global legal framework. The global framework is the only place where vulnerable countries can have their say. Simply leaving it to the wealthier countries – whether in the G8, the G20 or Major Emitters Forum – is like asking Dracula to share out the blood.
Copenhagen was a point where millions made their voice heard. The clamour is unstoppable and no matter what the politicians say is practical, no matter what the commentators advise is realistic, and no matter what industrial interests say is affordable – the growing voice will not be silenced – it will be turned into action – direct action to protect the climate....
Top Image: Greenpeace activists protest in Chapultepec Lake by creating a mock climate disaster scenario. Several cars are covered by water, representing floods that result from climate change. The activists also display a sign "Bienvenido - Welcome. Mexico" Mexico will be the venue of the 16th UNFCCC meeting (COP-16) in 2010. © Teresa Osorio / Greenpeace
Sunday, February 7, 2010
The World Scout Conference is the governing body, the "general assembly" of Scouting, and is composed of all the members of the World Organization: the National Scout Organizations (NSOs).
Its function is to consider the policy and standards of the Scout Movement throughout the world, formulate the general policy of the World Organization, and take the actions required to further the purpose of the Movement.
National Scout Organizations must gain recognition from the World Scout Conference to become members of WOSM, and there can only be one NSO per country. In the case of a country having more than one Scout Association, a federation is formed for the purposes of national coordination and world membership. Member Organizations can be represented at World Scout Conferences by a maximum of six delegates.
The Conference meets every three years and observers authorised by their National Scout Organization are also eligible to register and attend the event.
Delegations usually include International Commissioners, the Scout responsible for relations with WOSM and with Scout Organizations in other countries.
One of the functions of the Conference is to elect members of the World Scout Committee, admit new member countries, and select the venues for forthcoming
World Scout events which includes the World Scout Jamboree, the World Scout Moot, the World Scout Conference and the World Scout Youth Forum.
The World Scout Youth Forum provides an opportunity for young members of World Scouting to discuss and express their views on issues of interest to them. Through preparing inputs and making recommendations to the World Conference and to the World Scout Committee, to which the Forum is linked, participants will develop the skills necessary to strengthen their capacity to take part in decision-making processes.
Each National Scout Organization is invited to send a delegation to the World Scout Youth Forum. Only individuals who are members of WOSM can be delegates to the World Scout Youth Forum. The participants must be between their 18th and 26th birthdays in the year of the Forum.
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