Let Us All Challenge Adversity!

Let us look at many kinds of adversity: They are,

Personal, Public, Social, Universal and Cosmological..

What causes adversity in personal life? Dominant egos

cause adversity occasionally that make one cry inwardly.

To destroy this adversity, any soothing positive news pop

you up in joyful comfort zone, like a candle in a dark room.

Adversity is caused by our way of dealing with the society,

as a response to anger, failure, hate, hurt, lying, and poverty,

and asserting wrongs that create numerous enemies.

Being calm, collected and weary of impatience and impulsiveness,

personal adversity is destroyed. When personal adversity is destroyed,

the doors open to healing, hope, joy, richness and friendships to

enhance your quality of life with harmony and peace.

“Stop not! Awake to action.” Remember, necessity is the

mother of invention. Businesses provide you possibilities

to prosper, when you pursue any thought guided by goal

oriented actions to personal prosperity. Prepare a list of contacts

expertise available in the telephone directories of your State

and find out who needs that expertise. Manually or buying a

software that deals with it. Talk to many needy, charge recur-

ring commission become prosperous with your list of contacts.

Next is public adversity. Trends in politics may generate anger

among population, living conditions, because they live in

different banks of the river, or in isolated islands, in dense

forests. Live in places where ignorance, illiteracy exist.

Living among elders, educated, well experienced public who

are upto date about local, state and world news manage to eliminate

adversity among them.

Unfortunately, persons with inflated egos are like a dried

tinder. It can ignite with ferocity cause untold harm around.

Social adversities are based on race, color, creed, poverty

and isolation of population.

Numerous unknown novel, viral and other diseases may

become pandemic and catch the whole world population

by surprise any time enhanced by world weather.

Humanity must defend these invisible threats to

itself like, current ravages of pandemic Corona virus in

many parts of the world, except Antarctica perhaps. Early

preventive measures to stop these diseases in their tracks is

a must to prevent these health advsersity.

Volcanic eruptions generate so much smoke and ashes

disrupting normal existence to all living. These affects commercial

air traffic for weeks, and major devastation to all life forms.

Big avalanches and mud slides bury villages with people.

Plate tectonics generate tsunamis with ferocious tidal waves,

torrential rains, lasting high winds erosion of sea shores and

destroying coral reef and pearl generating beds. Many islands

disappear under the waves.

Meteors cause damage to very large land mass and eliminating

all flora and fauna. We have no known defense with us to handle

cosmological adversity.


Believe and Tremble

A majority of Americans expect they won’t be able to have gatherings of 10 or more until July or later, according to a new Washington Post-University of Maryland poll. Nearly a quarter of Americans are taking an even longer view, saying it will not be safe until 2021 or later for such events.

“The findings provide more evidence that Americans remain worried about the threat of the virus and cautious about efforts to lift stay-at-home restrictions and to reopen businesses, even as many governors have begun to move in that direction,” Dan Balz and Scott Clement write. “In the face of plans in many states to gradually ease those limitations, significant majorities of Americans continue to emphasize the need for social distancing and other safety measures.”

The poll also surveyed Americans about social distancing and face covering practices. It found 8 in 10 say it’s necessary for people in their community to wear a mask when they’re outside, and more than 8 in 10 say it’s important for people to stay at least six feet apart from other people when in public. Three-quarters of Americans also say people in their communities should avoid gathering with friends outside their households. The Washington Post

As we journey toward potentially lifting Covid-19 related restrictions, sustaining public trust in science (as well as scientists) requires discussing how science is done and the outcomes of its work.

Embracing uncertainty, questioning reliability and foregrounding the hypothetical, this process gives us varying degrees of confidence in what we might say

The scientific process – at its basic – is built on experimentation. It generalizes with caution, being open and revisionist.

Scientists work as a community to come to consensus. When an eminent professor suggests a new idea to tackle Covid-19, colleagues will be supportive but skeptical – let’s see the data!

After all, “the devils also believe and tremble.”

We are left not with a dichotomy between fact and fiction but with a spectrum of falsifiable results.

Scientists collect evidence through a process which does not result in absolute certitude. Meaning, it may (or may not) confirm hypotheses, but rather quotes any findings with error bars.

“Would you like evidence that faith without works is useless?”


You Didn’t Think Climate Was Real Did You?

There has been a lot of debate in the past couple decades about climate change. What is it, is it real, and if so, is it caused by human activity? The scientific community made up its mind long ago that climate change is real and is caused by people. But the public has struggled to accept these facts. By refusing to acknowledge that it is real and harmful, mankind is continuing to harm the environment and worsen the effects of global warming.

How can we be sure that climate change is real? And if it is real, how do we know humans are causing it? First, it’s important to understand the link between carbon emissions and climate alteration. The fundamental argument for manmade influence is that we are emitting too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, causing the earth to trap heat from the sun and slowly get warmer.

Nobody debates the fact that humans are emitting carbon dioxide. Cars, planes, and even power plants that produce our electricity all produce carbon dioxide, which goes straight into earth’s atmosphere. Understanding how these carbon emissions cause increases in temperatures seems to be trickier for some (these arguments are all key for anyone discussing this topic, especially for IELTS students ).

Scientists now have simple proof that increased carbon in the atmosphere leads to warmer temperatures, thanks to new fossil records. Paleoclimatology is the use of fossils to study earth’s climate. Scientists in the field of paleoclimatology have found that in periods in which there was increased carbon in the atmosphere, temperatures were warmer.

In fact, scientists have found fossils of leaves dating back about 55 million years. These fossils indicate that during this time period, there was significantly more carbon in the atmosphere-about four times more than current levels. Scientists have also found fossils to indicate that the earth was so warm 55 million years ago that crocodiles lived within the Arctic Circle.

This is hardly the only scientific evidence to prove that climate change is real and is manmade. There are likely hundreds, if not thousands, of bits of evidence that can be pieced together to show that climate change exists. The problem, therefore, is not a lack of evidence. Back in 2013, an analysis of over 4,000 scientific papers showed that 97% supported the theory that climate change is real and manmade. Surveys of scientists studying the earth’s climate show the same figure-97% of these climate scientists believe climate change is real.

This makes global warming one of the few issues where the general public disagrees with the scientific community. Why do people with no scientific background at all feel that they can judge the validity of scientists’ theories on climate change?

Politics may be one reason. Rather than being presented as a scientific or environmental issue, this issue is often seen as a political issue. Information about the changing climate has been manipulated by politicians to make it seem as though scientists are still debating whether or not it is real. Politicians can tell their constituents that scientists are undecided and pocket big contributions from oil companies who don’t want to see strict regulations imposed on carbon emissions.


Dynamic Polarity

“Life is polarized activity, a dynamic polarity” – Georges Canguilhem

Going far beyond an individual’s behavioral choice (or choices, if the individual has more than one option he/she/they could choose from) the pandemic provides example after example how a person’s life situation can impact his/her/their health. Life.

Health – as we know – is socially determined. Factors known as “social determinants of health” influence beyond the biological processes of a disease. As it is well-known and verifiable, access to health insurance, food security, housing security, transportation, personal safety, structural racism, and other factors contribute to 80 to 90 percent of public health outcomes.

That is, the conditions in which people live, work, laugh, and suffer influence the ways in which individuals give and seek care, heal and die. Life is polarized activity.

In specific communities – particularly marked by poverty and vulnerability – the need to speak about social spaces of instability and turbulence is evident. Is relevant. Is obvious. And how we all must take part in finding solutions through meaning making actions is clear. Is a must. Is overdue. Dynamic polarity.

“It’s important to say, we’re thinking about this. We’re measuring that. We’re capturing this, we have information about it.”

Participation that cannot, should not, need not… only consist of gathering, practicing and transmitting knowledge regarding – for instance – health, hygienic and preventive measures. Real participation entails much more than that. It’s not only partaking. It’s becoming part, even if divisions are felt, were put in place, turn out to be challenging… Life is polarized.

“A study from 2019 found that just 24 percent of hospitals and 16 percent of physician practices asked people about things like food insecurity, housing instability, transportation needs, and violence in their personal lives.”

Participation must also include and prioritize the political and social aspects participating itself entails. Polarized activity.

It’s not only lack, scarcity, absence of money, resources, opportunities, possibilities and options… that lead to inequities, it’s also an inability, a limited possibility, a low probability to socially participate and live a dignified life in which people have control over their circumstances. Life is.

“Addressing social determinants could make a meaningful difference to health if we consider that poverty, racism, and housing aren’t just correlated with poor outcomes, but can actually cause them. COVID-19 is laying that truth bare, and presenting us with


A Call to Action – Now or Never

For decades, we had been facing many environmental-related abuses and issues around the world. Among these abuses are mining, illegal logging and deforestation, improper waste disposal from factories and other infrastructures, and other complicated environmental problems. On top of that, we also had huge previous wildfires happened across the continents such as in Australia and California this year which burned down hectares of forests and endangered the lives of wild animals.

According to DW Zimmermann, 2016, five of the world’s biggest environmental problems are: (1) Air pollution and Climate change; (2) Deforestation; (3) Species extinction; (4) Soil degradation; and (5) Overpopulation.

Air pollution and Climate change

There is air pollution when the atmosphere or the air we breathe is occupied with higher level of CO2 or Carbon Dioxide than Oxygen or any other gases. These CO2 mainly came from burning factories, burning coal and fossil fuels, and other industrial activities that contribute to the increasing number of parts per million (ppm) which was from 280, 200 years ago to about 400 ppm today. The result: Climate disruption.

In 2012, the World Health Organization estimated that one in nine deaths in 2012 were attributable to diseases caused by carcinogens and other poisons in polluted air.

Solution: Replace fossil fuels with renewable energy. Change Industrial processes.


Today, about 30 percent of the planet’s land is covered by forests-which us about half 11,000 years ago as before agriculture started. About 7.3 million hectares of forest are destroyed each year, mostly in tropics. Now only 6 or 7 percent tropical forests covers the planets land area, which was used to be 15 percent.

Solution: Deforestation and restore what is left of natural forest.

Species Extinction

Both in land and in water species were being hunted legally and illegally. In land, wild animals are being hunted almost to extinction for bush meat, ivory, or medicinal purposes. At sea, huge fishing vessels wiped out vast fishing populations. The loss and destruction of habitat are also a contributing factor for mass extinction.

Solution: Restoring habitats and call for action from government to prevent further extinction of endangered species.

Soil Degradation

Over grazing, monoculture planting, erosion, overexposure to pollutants, land use conversion- and a long list of ways that causes soil damages. Almost 12 million hectares of farmland a year get seriously degraded, according to UN estimates.


Human population continues to grow worldwide rapidly. From 1.6 billion people entering 20th century, now we are about 7.5 billion. Estimates put us at nearly 10 billion by 2050. Growing global populations, combined with growing affluence is putting ever greater pressure in essential natural resources both in land and in water. Most of the growth is happening on the African continent, and in southern and eastern Asia.

Solution: Family planning and 2-3 child for every family might be applied. Accessibility of education especially in young girls in tropical regions.

Among those five major environmental problems in the world, there are still many minor problems which we are facing today like: water pollution’s, improper waste disposal, poor drainage system, mining, and a long list of environmental abuses


History of Yogmaya Temple

The temple of Delhi’s most famous and holy Yogaya Devi is a very old temple. Yogmaya Devi is the Goddess who created illusions. Yogmaya temple is also known as Jogmaya. This temple is devoted to Goddess Yogya. Goddess Yogmaya is the sister of Lord Krishna.

It has been said in history that Pandavas did the construction of this temple during Mahabharata. For the first time, this Mughal was built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar 2 (1806-1837) to rebuild this temple. At the behest of Emperor Akbar 2, Lala Sethmal started the construction of this temple.

It is also said that Ghajnavi’s King Ghajini had demolished this temple and had completely devastated it. But the reconstruction of this temple was done by Rajput King Hemu. The temple which is currently located in Delhi was constructed in the 19th century.

About 200 people are working to take care of this temple and they all work according to complete loyalty and self-will. It is also said about this temple many years ago, the ancestors of hundreds of years ago used to take care of this temple, every day they used to worship the Goddess, Prasad used to keep the temple always clean and twice in a day Used to do the work of making the goddess.

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According to legend, it is said that when Abhimanyu was killed by Jaideath, Lord Krishna and Arjuna had come to see the Goddess in this temple after his death. Arjuna had vowed in this temple that by the evening of the second day, he would kill Jayradrath. Lord Krishna and Arjun came to this temple only to take blessings of Goddess. Due to the miraculous power of the Goddess, the solar eclipse that took place in the battleground was a solar eclipse and due to this solar eclipse, Arjuna was helped to kill Jaideath..

Festivals celebrated at Yogmaya temple
Florist walk

It is known only by the name of this festival that this festival is a festival of flowers. This festival is celebrated in the premises of the Qutub Sahib Dargah and Yogmaya Temple in Mehrauli. During this festival kites are lit, wrestling is played, kavali is sung.

During this festival, cultural programs like Kathak, Kawali are also performed.

Mahashivaratri in Yogmaya Temple
This festival of Mahashivaratri is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the month of February or March. People of all Hindu religions celebrate the festival of Mahashivaratri with great joy. On this holy mountain of Mahashivaratri, everyone keeps fasting for Lord Shiva on the day of Mahashivaratri and chanting his name throughout the day repeating the hymns and chants of Lord. On the occasion of this holy festival, all the people decorate the temple of Lord Shiva and chant the name of God throughout the day and in the morning and evenings, God’s Aarti is also done.


Once I Was a Rooster, Now I’m a Feather Duster

When I set out on my first adventure pulling a 2.5 tonne caravan behind my shiny new, Toyota Prado 4 Wheel Drive, I knew Jack about caravans. I’d just picked it up – all 7 metres of it – at a Geelong sales yard.

It was raining heavily. Dressed in my usual shorts, polo shirt, good quality thongs, wearing my Sexologist in Delhi Canadian Tilley hat, my Tag-Heuer diving watch, and usual positive outlook, I held an umbrella over the head of an employee who patiently showed me how to hitch the caravan to the Prado. He was already saturated, but I felt as though I should at least be making an effort to keep him dry.

On the drive to a caravan park only five or six kilometres away, I struggled through heavy Friday afternoon traffic, travelled over a bridge undergoing a revamp that looked too narrow for my caravan but eventually got to the caravan park in one piece. I had thought I should have displayed a large sign that said, “Caution. Newbie towing Caravan”.

Fate and good driving kept me in good stead. All I had to do now was to survive eight weeks driving around the lovely state of Victoria. With my caravan number plate displaying the byline, “Victoria, the place to be”, it seemed like I had made the right choice. Not as far to travel from my home at Alice Springs if the new caravan suffered a warranty issue.

By the end of the eight weeks, I had decided there are two main types of people one meets in caravan parks, the person:

  1. who can’t help himself (usually men) from telling you how much better all the gear they have on their caravan is than yours
  2. who has retired from the workforce but who cannot cast off the notion of how very important he had been before retirement. He was once a Rooster, but now is just a feather duster


Online Micro News Publishing on the Internet

Traditional newspapers, as we used to know them, have stood back, twiddled their thumbs and watched their revenue base decline in recent years. Well, what can they do about it? Increase cover prices, increase revenue streams via advertising sales or become part of the electronic media, but then how do newspapers change old habits?

Traditional newspapers are very expensive to publish and are time consuming for the reader. The ageing reader still has the time to spend reading their local newspaper but the “money spending” age demographic has slowly changed to getting their news from the internet.

The internet news service has met the time restraint needed that has challenged newspaper readership, as a news source centre, for local news. Online internet newspapers are making traditional newspaper publishers sit up and take notice of the power of “news on the internet”.

Low costs ensure that online newspapers become more accessible and “user friendly”, without all of the confusion that some news services create by padding “newspaper space” or padding “air time” on radio news services and TV news updates, with sometimes useless information.

While other forms of “news” work on the principle that “bigger is best”, online internet news services have adopted the fast growing concept of “micro news publishing”, that is relevant to local communities via the internet.

Let’s face it, more and more people each day become savvier when it comes to searching for news and information on the internet.

Readership demographics have changed considerably over the last 5 years with the 25 to 39 year age group (the major consumer money spenders) not finding time to read a newspaper or time to catch up with supposedly today’s news on television.

The local communities need to know what is important to them “today” and what impact it will have on their future as they want their “local community news now”.

The future of online media as an electronic news delivery source, is assured because it focuses directly on local communities and local issues and is positioned to deliver uncluttered daily local news on the internet immediately. Volume searches on the internet for information on the recent Brisbane floods, in some cases, brought down busy websites so badly, that they were closed because of the traffic volume.

The need for instant information is now part of our daily lives globally and with future planned newspapers set to increase to meet the demand of the internet news delivery concept.


Does News Move a Share Price?

Well to a certain extent, this is like asking the question, ‘are swans white?’ (Yes, except when they are not!). It is also one of the hotly debated topics between the fundamentalists and the traders. The ‘fundies’ take the position that the quality of the company, its profit reports, its management statements, whether its directors are buying shares, its debt levels, the nature of the product itself etc. all have the ultimate bearing on the share price. They watch out for earnings reports and interim statements with great interest. They anticipate ‘news’ and long for ‘good news’ to give their chosen shares a boost.

It could be argued that their belief is supported in practice and certainly in theory. It is certainly a common sense approach. Most argue that investor sentiment drives a share price and when news is good, this in turn influences sentiment in a positive way, thus pushing share prices higher. The ‘herd’ then jump on the band wagon and continue to buy in as the share price rises, hoping that they can get in ‘before it is too late and the shares become too expensive.’

But are they right to believe this?

The Technical Analysis specialists (TAs or Chartists) believe that ‘news has nothing to do with a share price’. The only thing that will influence a share price is the price itself, and this in turn creates a pattern on the chart which in turn has a further influence on the share price. They argue that any news, good or bad, has already been anticipated by the chart, and whilst there may be a temporary spike or drop on news (some argue that even this is predicted by the chart), this is always extremely short-lived and has nothing to do with things really. This is why a company can move into profit, appoint a new and proven CEO, and announce a higher dividend and yet the share price does not budge.

It seems that the twain will never meet on these positions. If a share price rises sharply on news, the chartists will tell you that this was predicted anyway. If it does not move as fundies expected, the chartists will tell you that this proves the point that the news is irrelevant. This way, they will win both ways. When the fundies see a price rise on news, they challenge the chartists with the coincidence, but are told that it was not the news which moved the price, but investor sentiment alone.


Social Media Strategy: How Barack Obama Used Multiple Touch Points to Create a Brand

Barack Obama used multiple “touch points” and social media platforms to create a brand that was a key ingredient to winning the Presidency in 2008. His brand strategy is a case study for marketers to study in creating brand in a New Media Age. President Obama’s branding strategy is something that is a distinct paradigm change from previous social media strategy and branding. It is basic strategy for a company to integrate their websites with social media platforms. What President Obama did that is different is that he created a web site, that functioned as a mini-facebook, a mini-social platform. He broke new ground in the use of social media in branding. Private companies should study Barack’s strategy to understand how to create a world-class brand virtually overnight. In our era this is important for a marketer because there are many, many products. For a product to be chosen from the many, it has to have a strong brand. How does a startup, which is what Barack’s campaign was, create a strong brand when the startup has limitations in capital? Social Media has created a new age. Social Media has changed how modern marketing is done—but a marketer needs a strategy to succeed and that strategy revolves around the strategic use of multiple “touch points”.

At this point I think some important introductory comments have to be made. President Obama is a lightning rod. As in all politicians there are many people who like him and there are many who don’t. This article is not a political statement, one way or the other, for President Obama. This article is about social media branding strategy. Irregardless of where you stand in the political spectrum, even Barack’s greatest detractors say his social media strategy was a classic use of social media to create a brand.