28 January 2020 – This weekend is another dangerous time for the region–we have dodged two bullets so far–now there are 50 fire trucks in town from all over (some from interstate) and 200 fire fighters. They are treated as saviours as their focus is on protecting property mainly on the outskirts of town and wherever possible. I am glad I am in town… (Narooma)
(A few days ago I received this mail from a friend in Narooma, Australia)
Dear Friends–the library (with its public computers) is still closed but I have just seen my emails thanks to a kind man in centrelink who gave me a computer for a while
Thankyou for your best wishes re the fires–I am fine–we were advised to stay put if we lived in the town which could be better protected than outlying areas.
Narooma was the safest place and served as an evacuation centre for the surrounding district–there was a huge fire out of contro 6 kms inland and a hot north westerly was predicted to blow it towards the coast–so i had hoses all around the house ready to put out spot fires from the ember attacks and retreat to the beach where I had my car waiting with emergency supplies.
We were expecting the worst
I then sat on the veranda doing some easy work (and forgetting about the fire for short periods)–power was out and the sky too dark to see indoors–but it was still all day and 25 degrees (a temperature inversion they called it–43 degrees in Bega 1 hour south)–no wind till the southerly change came in the evening and it rained the next day–so it was the most welcome anti-climax ever!
My tank water is now blackish till it settles–ash and cold embers everywhere
The ABC radio kept us informed as the danger passed.
Source: Richard Barnes
A Belgian government minister has announced that Brussels is halting its 5G plans due to health effects
The statement was made by Céline Fremault, the Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Housing, Quality of Life, Environment and Energy.
From an interview last Friday, with L’Echo:
“I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not.
The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt.”
- Céline Fremault, Minister of the Government (Brussels-Captial Region), responsible for Housing, Quality of Life, Environment and Energy
Article by Patricia Doxsey, Daily Freeman
… ““We knew that transcendental meditation was being used in workplace wellness programs all over the country and we seemed to think it would fit, not only in the aftermath of the shooting but to improve the general outcomes of our employees,” Bosch said, adding that several other New York City departments also have provided transcendental meditation training for employees.
The Department of Environmental Protection entered into a contract not to exceed $99,600 to provide transcendental meditation training to employees at the Kingston’s office at a cost of $600 per employee. Bosch said the David Lynch Foundation generally charges $1,200 per person but has a program under which it subsidizes programs offered to public employees and public servants.
To date, Bosch said, the department has spent about $37,200 on training for 62 of the agency’s 200 Kingston employees. He said interest in the program has been so high that a session is being planned for other employees.
Bosch said as a result of the success of the program in Kingston, the Department of Environmental Protection is considering offering it at other sites as part of the department’s general wellness program.
“It was absolutely so popular. The people who took it found they liked it more than they expected,” he said. “I certainly felt like I got a lot out of it.”
Bosch said that since taking the course, he is able to concentrate better and isn’t as prone to distraction as he once was and doesn’t have the “edginess” he used to feel.”
MOSCOW, December 3. /TASS/ Russia is capable of becoming the world’s leading supplier of healthy food, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at his annual state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly on Thursday.
“We won’t only be able to feed ourselves given our land, water resources. Russia is capable of becoming the biggest global supplier of healthy, eco-friendly, high-quality food, which certain western producers have been lacking for a long time already,” President said, adding that the global demand for such products is on the rise. ..
President Putin said: “Last year exports of agriculture from Russia reached almost $20 bln, which is a quarter higher than revenue from military exports, and is around a third of gas export values. Our agriculture saw this rapid progress over a short yet fruitful period,” he said. “Only 10 years ago we bought half of food products from abroad, we depended critically on imports. Now, Russia is among exporters, thanks to the farmers,” he added. …
Read full article at http://tass.ru/en/economy/841332
About MUM, Fairfield: starting at 33:27