"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought and the freedom to communicate opinions and expressions in a manner that is not contrary to any tenet of Islam" - Article 27 - Constitution of the Republic of Maldives … [THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS BLOG ARE MY OWN] … 'Kratos Demos' ...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

All will be well ...

Everything happens for a reason
No matter the season,
Strong gale and violent thunder
Keep going do not surrender,

Sail the great rough sea
To the distance you can see,
No matter what the world may think
Don’t let your ship sink,

Choose a route to follow
Don’t wait a morrow,
A long way to go
To find new Promises, glee and more,

Let your wounds heal
Look for a better meal,
All will be well
And I tell you all will be well


[Something I just scribbled ... the things boredom makes me do ...]

Monday, September 27, 2010

Nostradamus: Armageddon - the last prophecy ...


I have been reading "Nostradamus, the complete prophecies for the future" by Mario Reading where he has given commentary on the different prophecies by Nostradamus. I have to admit the fact that these prophecies did interest me a lot. One of the most interesting prophecy is perhaps his last one "Armageddon". He writes:

QUATRAIN
10/74

Au revolu du grand nombre septiesme,
Apparoistra au tems jeux d'Hecatombe,
Non esloignè de grand d' age milliesme,
Que les entrez sortiront de leur tombe.

When the great number seven completes itself
Games will begin at the Tomb side
Not far from the turn of the Millennium
The dead will rise out of their graves

In his commentary, Mario writes:

Seven in this prophecy is related to seven being a holy number, and equates ,symbolically, with a span of length - the beginning and ending of things. Just as there are seven ages in the life of a man, and seven bodies in alchemy, and seven spirits of God, so there have been seven great eras in the life of the earth. These are now over.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Youth Environment Forum - Suncheon, Korea

Youth Environment Forum
27th Asia Pacific Jamboree & 3rd International Patrol Jamboree
Suncheon, Korea
7th August 2010

REPORT

The Youth Environment forum was held as a program of the 27th Asia Pacific Jamboree & 3rd International Patrol Jamboree held in Suncheon, Korea. The Youth Environment forum took place on the 7th August 2010. 76 scouts from Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, America, Mongolia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea took part in the forum. The forum was facilitated by the APR Young Adult Members Group (YAMG) and Korea Scout Association (KSA).

Monday, September 20, 2010

What can we Scouts do to help save the environment ...?



This August in the Youth Environment Forum in Suncheon, Korea during the 27th Regional Scout Jamboree I was asked to give a keynote speech on the different environmental issues that we are facing today in a global perspective. After concluding the speech, the forum was open for questions ... among the many questions I was asked one particular question was "What can we Scouts (young people) do to help save the environment?"

It was just the question I wanted to be asked...


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Proposal to establish Maldives National Scout Foundation ...

[This is a proposal that I proposed to the Scout Association of Maldives in July 2010.]

Maldivian National Scout Foundation

Introduction

In order to carry out different events, activities and programs the Scout Association needs necessary financial support and material capability. However, currently the Association is more a depended organization in Maldives than a self-sufficient organization. The Association has no income source to generate enough financial wealth to facilitate, Organize, conduct or coordinate its activities and events throughout the country. Due to lack of financial capability and lack of material wealth the Association has not been able to fully operate or properly function from its very start. The Association has been a dependent to the annual financial assistance provided by the Ministry of education which until recently the Association had been granted by the government. Being the largest youth movement in Maldives with members in all corners of the country it’s important to secure and maintain financial resources and funds that are deemed necessary for the association to reach to them and to run its programs, events and activities.

Concept

Saturday, September 18, 2010

SOM SCOUTER OF THE MONTH – SEPT 2010: AHMED IMAD MOHAMED


SCOUTER OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2010AHMED IMAD MOHAMED
“First Maldivian to Hold the Wood Badge and the Leader Trainer Beads and the Oldest Scout in Maldives”
“If you don’t have the time for scouting, even if you are the best scout in Maldives, don’t hold responsible posts but rather support scouting and remember that you are not a genius and there are others and this movement and it is not your private property” says Ahmed Imad Mohamed, undoubtedly one of the greatest scouters Maldivian Scouting had ever seen. He is indeed one of the Founding fathers of the Maldivian Scout movement and he is the oldest living scout in Maldives. Brother Imad started his scouting in Colombo, Sri Lanka while pursuing his studies in the Wesley College Colombo in 1961. He has continued scouting ever since. Imad continued scouting as a Rover Scout in Egypt and did PTC Training that is equivalent to BULTC. Returning to Maldives became a Scout Master at Majeediyya School with Scout Abdul Jaleel as Headmaster and Mr. N.D. Hameed as Principle. Imad served as a Scouter to Male’ English School and Aliyaa School and Mauhad Dirasathul Islamiyya.

Ozone facts ...


Ozone is a gas made up of three oxygen atoms (O3). It occurs naturally in small (trace) amounts in the upper atmosphere (the stratosphere). Ozone protects life on Earth from the Sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. In the lower atmosphere (the troposphere) near the Earth’s surface, ozone is created by chemical reactions between air pollutants from vehicle exhaust, gasoline vapors, and other emissions. At ground level, high concentrations of ozone are toxic to people and plants.

The ozone hole is not technically a “hole” where no ozone is present, but is actually a region of exceptionally depleted ozone in the stratosphere over the Antarctic that happens at the beginning of Southern Hemisphere spring (August–October).

Monday, September 6, 2010

My thoughts ... SAM registration issue with Home ministry

This morning (5/9/2010) there was a Radio report sent by one of the leading FM channel in Male', DhiFM on the different issues that the Scout Association of Maldives is facing. Latter I was confirmed by a friend that a report on this was brought by DhiTV in the 8:00 PM News.

In the particular radio interview (which I was listening through web) there was a spokes lady from the Home ministry saying that the Association had been shortlisted for termination of registration since they have not been following the Associations and Organizations regulation, the Association has not send Annual reports and Executive committee details for the past two years. However the name of the Association has been removed from this list after the Association requested to extend the deadline, also in the interview the lady explains that if the documents are not sent to the ministry the association will be terminated.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

53rd JOTA and 14th JOTI 2010

The 53rd Jamboree On The Air will take place on 16 and 17 October 2010.


Vuvuzela Morse Code

From the National JOTA Organizer in (of course) South-Africa comes the suggestion to have a game with Morse Code on the vuvuzela. Dave Gemmell suggests:
  • i) choose a place to practice so as not to annoy any one.
  • ii) don’t practice after 19H00 or before 08H00 or on Sundays
  • iii) wash/clean the mouth piece properly before blowing
  • a) send each character correctly in morse.
  • b) how many scouts can receive message correctly?
  • c) determine the maximum distance that can be achieved.
  • d) record the distance and tell us about it.
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