Monday, 8 December 2014

Alternative energy

Alternative energy is any energy source that is an option to fossil fuel. These options are proposed to address worries about such fossil fills. The way of what constitutes an option energy source has changed impressively over the long haul, as have contentions in regards to energy utilization. Today, in light of the mixed bag of energy decisions and varying objectives of their supporters, characterizing some energy sorts as "option" is profoundly questionable. In a general sense, Alternative energy as it is at present imagined, is that which is created or recouped without the undesirable outcomes inalienable in fossil fuel use, especially high carbon dioxide emanations, an imperative component in an unnatural weather change.

Thursday, 14 March 2013


Anak was a well-known figure during the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites who, according to the Book of Numbers, was a forefather of the Anakites who have been considered "strong and tall," they were also said to have been a mixed race of giant people, descendants of the Nephilim. The use of the word "nephilim" in this verse describes a crossbreed of God's sons and the daughters of man, as cited in and. The text states that Anak was a Rephaite and a son of Arba. Etymologically, Anak means neck. The sons of Anak are first mentioned in Numbers 13. The Israelite leader Moses sends twelve spies representing the twelve tribes of Israel to scout out the land of Canaan, and give a full report to the congregation.

The spies enter from the Negev desert and journey northward through the Judaean hills until they arrive at the brook of Eshcol near Hebron, where reside Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai, the sons of Anak. After the scouts have explored the entire land, they bring back samples of the fruit of the land; most notably a gigantic cluster of grapes which requires two men to carry it on a pole between them. The scouts then report to Moses and the congregation, that "the land indeed is a land flowing with milk and honey," but ten of the twelve spies discourage the Israelites from even attempting to possess the land, for they reported that the men were taller and stronger than the Israelites, and moreover the sons of Anak dwell in the land, and that they felt like grasshoppers in their presence.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Youth group rejects Noynoy’s move to limit ‘alternative SONA’ to Quezon Memorial Circle

Youth group rejects Noynoy’s move to limit ‘alternative SONA’ to Quezon Memorial Circle
Monday’s SONA stands for ‘State of Napapraning na Aquino’ – Anakbayan

Youth group Anakbayan harshly criticized President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino today for saying that this year’s ‘alternative SONA (State of the Nation Address)’, which has become an annual tradition of progressive groups, should be held in the Quezon Memorial Circle and not in front of the Batasang Pambansa as originally requested.

The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan first proposed the original venue in a dialogue with the Commission on Human Rights and the Quezon City local government. This position was endorsed by the CHR. However, Aquino yesterday said he would prefer that the rally be held in the Memorial Circle.

“No president since Marcos has sought to keep rallyists as far away from him/her as Aquino is doing with his proposal to allow the ‘SONA ng Bayan’ in the Quezon Memorial Circle. In this aspect, he is worse than the disgraced Erap Estrada, or the much-hated Gloria Arroyo” said Anakbayan national vice-chairperson Anton Dulce.

During Estrada’s time, the record was when police blocked the rallyists at Ylanan Road in the University of the Philippines Diliman campus near the Iglesia ni Cristo central temple. In Arroyo’s time, the farthest was in front of the Ever Gotesco mall along Commonwealth Avenue. In her first year however, Arroyo allowed the rally to be held in front of the Batasang Pambansa.

In previous years, Anakbayan and other progressive groups held counterpart ‘SONAs’ to showcase what they called ‘the real state of the nation’.

“The real state of the nation today is a selective democracy. Apparently, Monday’s SONA is only open for those who blindly follow Noynoy’s analyses and prescriptions. The rest can just sit at home and watch TV or listen to the radio” said Dulce.

The youth leader noted that there is a disturbing trend of intolerance against dissenters from the new administration.

“First, a dispersal of peacefully-assembled farmers. Then a snub of students who walked out of classes to seek his attention regarding their grievances. And then the deployment of 10,000 cops for Monday, and the declaration of Times Street as a ‘no-rally’ zone. Now this?” he said.

Last July 3, police violently dispersed a makeshift camp on the foot of Mendiola Bridge by farmers from disputed haciendas seeking help. Around 40 were arrested while dozens were injured, including sympathizing students. Last July 16, more than a thousand students from Metro Manila schools walked out of their classes and marched to Mendiola Bridge to press Aquino to immediately implement a ‘tuition freeze’. Last July 21, the Phil. National Police declared Times Street in Q.C, where Aquino’s private residence is located, as a ‘no-rally’ zone.

“The current administration is turning out to be as onion-skinned as its despicable predecessor. Monday’s SONA can also stand for State Of ‘Napapraning Na’ Aquino” remarked Dulce.

Finally, the youth leader said there is no reason to bar the alternative SONA and its participants from holding their program in front of the House of Representatives.

“Our intention is peaceful and within the bounds of the Constitution. Our demands are just and should be listened to. We reject Noynoy’s Memorical Circle proposal. See you in the gates of Batasan” he said. ###

Friday, 9 December 2011

Roseate Spoonbill

The Roseate Spoonbill is 71–86 cm (28–34 in) long, with a 120–130 cm (47–51 in) wingspan and a body mass of 1.2–1.8 kg (2.6–4.0 lb). It has long legs, a long neck, and a long, spatulate bill. Adults have a bare greenish head ("golden buff" when breeding) and a white neck, back, and breast (with a tuft of pink feathers in the center when breeding), and are otherwise a deep pink. The bill is grey. There is no significant sexual dimorphism.

Like the American Flamingo, their pink color is diet-derived, consisting of the carotenoid pigment canthaxanthin. Another carotenoid, astaxanthin, can also be found deposited in flight and body feathers. The colors can range from pale pink to bright magenta, depending on age and location. Unlike herons, spoonbills fly with their necks outstretched. They alternate groups of stiff, shallow wingbeats with glides.