The Humanion: London: England: United Kingdom: Year Gamma:
Day 20: Friday: October 13: 2017: Cogito Ergo Sum:
Life: You Are The Law
The Flow The Glow: In Joys In Hurts You Are The Vine-Songs On The Light-Trellis
Let there be
surging seas of weaving coral lights
Let there be flights of light-lifting
And sun-sure-rise of larks of sublime
joys to seize
Let us meet and greet sit and read as
Blend in and mend on and mind our dreams
I keep in mind that
When you appeared before my eyes
Like ghost, like fleeting apparition,
Like genius of the purest grace.
In torturous hopeless melancholy,
In vanity and noisy fuss
I’ve always heard your tender voice
I saw your features in my dreams.
Years passed away, and blasts of tempests
Have scattered all my previous dreams,
And I forgot your tender voice,
And holy features of your face.
In wilderness, in gloomy capture
My lonely days were slowly drawn:
I had not faith, no inspiration,
No tears, no life, no tender love.
But time has come, my soul awakened,
And you again appeared to me
Like ghost, like fleeting apparition,
Like genius of the purest grace.
My heart again pulsates in rapture,
And everything arouse again:
My former faith, and inspiration,
And tears, and life, and tender love.
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|| October 13: 2017: University of Reading News
ά. The Museum of English Rural Life or The MERL at the
University of Reading launched its new
exhibition, ‘Wellbeing and the Countryside', on
World Mental Health Day on Tuesday, October 10.
The MERL has been exploring the complex
relationships between wellbeing and the
countryside with the help of rural stakeholders
and local community groups. From the therapeutic
benefits of getting back to nature and working
the land, to the isolation experienced in remote
locations and the uncertainty of the farming
year, life in the countryside presents both
challenges and opportunities for rural people.
The MERL's collections and contemporary accounts
of rural life provide some fascinating insights
into various aspects of rural wellbeing and the
Museum is pleased to share these with the wider
community through displays at the Museum and
online. ‘Wellbeing and the Countryside' is a new
exhibition, taking place in the Community Case
at The MERL. The MERL has been working with
various community groups, including, Ridgeline
Trust, the Farming Community Network and the
Rural Services Network, who have selected
objects and images for the exhibition. The
exhibition is free and will run until Tuesday,
October 31. It will be followed by an online
exhibition later in the year.
Take me into the earth.
Smelling the dark soil.
Breathing the dew-damp dark.
Will I have left samsara then?
Every sign representing another
and another and neither
a real thing.
Take me back.
Of everything, a little stayed.
The world, vast and unexplored by my eyes,
never called my name.
The office, seemingly always open.
The groceries, seemingly always gone.
I am here.
Of everything, a little changed.
Universities, with all their pull,
still call my name.
Salisbury, suburban and friendly.
Baltimore, a strange city, full of strangers.
I always answer.
Chariot-bearing heroes race the landscape
For this is make believe land
And you are my centre-piece
The world is essentially
A tableau of glitter
Of love and adventure, forever and ever
Where a feeling spans the universe
And you make my dream
I like to believe
I fall and I see
Down the slope of castle crag, a family of cottontails
duck into the close of fallen rock, a warren
of underground homes. At dawn, as the tourist buses
line the castle-side of Johnston Terrace, the rabbits rest.
Jackdaws caw and peck at the after-trail of hare.
Men in dark suits sit at benches, face the fortress
on lunch breaks, stare blankly at mobile phones,
the last pages of a book – have forgotten the castle,
the rabbits, in all their daily toxic repetition.
What am I supposed to say?
Cover it up by moving you in the
Then replace you when I’m afraid
Didn’t you know, I’m not the
Serve me and do to impress,
But I praise only to repress,
You remind me of a love that was
I’ve been turned to ice,
whatever I touch is frost.
It consisted of
wisely arranging the silence
sometimes as well
the night with its choir of
It consisted of not fearing
and of learning the cold from
In order to unwrite ourselves in
Join the precise valour to
initiate the day.
The formulae of sleep, with the
start burning; and you begin the
hard slopes, shining and
like summer honey left upon your
Besides you, heavily fall names
And the street noise: a cruel
you cannot grasp today.
You follow with the sweet storm
of another name in your lips.
And you start coming
down the evening end, where
walls with sun
from certain last streets that
leave you sleepless
when looked straight are
Tonight, as I drive along a purple lane
under the swallow-tail of the evening,
I will think of you. I can picture you -
your delicate skirts like the petals of a poppy,
stalk legs, black, with heels clicking -
your quick-step, on cobbles in a lamp-lit square.
In the cavernous chapel of my mind's eye,
I will watch you emerge, moth-like
in soft reams of white - watch as you waltz
between pews, take the arm of a man
I recognise. I will think of your smile
I’m still not ready for them.
I haven’t designed devices which
caress their faces
further than a drop from the
shore which would seek my lips
and burst at my ankles
further than the mosquito which
I crush between my fingers
without further reason than the
of human scale versus insect
Cars and busses, feet on wet
Swoosh, tap, pace, and rap.
And you, oblivious to time, you lament
At dark windows, docking your cap.
Dapper old man in your battered suit,
Aiming your lighter toward your fag,
will make the heart leap, frog-
like, landing with a soggy plop.
Love startles, makes a mockery
of us, and yet we lie awake
at night and croak and croak for
Last night I felt The Beauty in
Warm whispers felt upon the
mystery of a stream,
And in the stillness of the
I kissed the moon,
for lost children wonder upon
the valleys of this earth.
Last night I swayed amongst the
rivers of a life,
And through the thunders I found
But in the silence of your eyes
you said goodnight,
And in the richness of your
grasp I felt a cry.
and create an interwoven mess.
'I am your lover.' he said,
caught by the half shadow, half light.
'Will you wax and wane upon
vapours of the voice
formation and reflection
understanding parcels crystallise
of milieu emerge
memories and faith its self repeats
Far have I travelled to arrive here
Let me catch my breath in your Rose
Once- I- too- had had gardens;
Gardens landscaped: echoing columns of
green date and olive trees.
In my gardens creepy-crawlies have now
made themselves at home
In the pulsating greens it smells now of
gun powders. From the stripped
Date-leaves blood-sucking bats hang
Littered with only the epitaphs of
deaths are the zigzag mountain paths.
Let me sit a while in your Rose Garden.
I too have grown by the banks of the
Baalaakaah River and in the rains
With grass beneath my head besides a
woman’s warm embrace
My days were spent among flowers and
Soaking feet in crystal waterfalls.
Blood now wave in my rivers and falls
and in that flowing sacred spring
Created by the kicking-baby-feet of
Now everyday there float away
Skulls of babies and disfigured breasts
And mothers’ hearts.
|| October 12: 2017|| ά. Finland and the International Finance
Corporation:IFC, which is a member of the World Bank Group, will together
set up a joint climate fund, that will support renewable and clean energy
solutions and other climate projects in developing countries. Finland will
channel a total of Eur114 million into the Finland-IFC Climate Change
Programme, whose duration is 25 years. The funds will be invested in climate
projects during the next five years. This will be the largest funding ever
targeted at international climate work in Finland.
"With this investment, Finland will fulfil the promise it gave at the United
Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Paris for directing a significant part
of its development funding to climate actions. At the same time,
establishing a joint fund with the world’s largest development financier
will open for Finnish companies a door to the growing clean energy solution
markets in developing countries.", says Mr Kai Mykkänen, Finland's Minister
for Foreign Trade and Development. Compared with the IFC’s usual practice,
the Finland Fund allows directing investments to poorer countries than
before and focusing on earlier phase investments.
|| October 11: 2017
|| ά. Time, because it is, always being and vanishing in space, in
human terms, we call it, time changes or rather, time goes. Where does it go?
There, where the eternal-silent-space holds its sieve, ever-so-patiently and
ever-so-dutifully, so that the time-dust, falls through and joins the
eternal-silence of space. Time is like the word: after all human usages, where
does it go? There, where it has always been, in 'non-existence', inside the
'eternal-silence' of the 'dictionary'. But here, we are to report, not silence,
but speech because, the Fourth Annual Philosophy and Religion in Africana
Traditions Conference 2017, what has become, affectionately, known as, PRAT
Conference, is almost here. October is a just a week-run up the hill
and, a few more days and there it is: the Fourth PRAT Conference on October
27-28 in Emmaarner Rise or rather, good old New York.
When: Friday: October 27 at the Graduate Centre of the City University of
New York: 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016, Rooms 9204:9205 and Saturday:
October 28: Mayday Community Space: 176 St. Nicholas Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
11237: info at maydayspace.org. Topics for consideration are 01: Social
Activism. What are the Main Terrains of struggle: What are the Strategies
People are Putting Into Place: What are the Programmes Being Developed, For
Instance, 'The Vision for Black Lives 'Movement'; 02: Culture and Politic.
Speakers Will Address the Inter-Relationships Between Art and Politics and
How Cultural Issues From Art, Films, Novels are Related to Liberation
Struggles. How Art and Films Depict the Struggle: How They Contribute to It:
What are the Main Themes?
Join Us at The VI London Poetry Festival 2017
at the Notting Hill St John's Church: October 14-15
Home-Country of the Humanion
This Photonarine Pilgrimage
A dot adding to itself
one to another one two three advances a line
It cannot but go seeking to reach back to itself yet spherically
The march of a dot and thus this photon is anti of what it seeks to
Illumine this Duantum Darkness it seems to go seeking end's scope
Never stopping like the line it will reach back
to itself completing its
Light-sol-sojourn of the Duantum Darkness hypothetically a photon
Is all it takes to illumine the entire Universe except you need all
For a photon to complete its photonarine run to come back to itself
Yet this photon-sojourn is the pilgrimage of the
light in this holy-field
Of this Universe where there is no temple but laws where one begins
And ends both being the same: the determination to go on being light
Being light is life's pilgrimage in this Universe this photonarine
In ink-dark our photons are true and in tune with the Duantum and
We write our pilgrimage on white paper still seeking being the light
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Eye once opened and saw there
was the light
That formed a print as if a
light-tree had sprung over it
And The Eye wore that light-tree
as a a sudden moon
That it had not yet seen but
wore it ee shone it singing
Eye saw that it could see other
eyes looking at
It all tear-written and
joy-strung and awe-sung they all
Looked and The Eye said such a
beautiful thing to see in
The Light the Joy the Sorrow the
Pearl in tears sparkling
And The Eye saw and loved the
light ee the luminous that
It makes true and The Eye heard
the silence as a tongue
Ee sung it as the earth has
forever done to the silent moon
Being loving singing shining
seeing ee reaching The Eye
Sees and loves and sings and
keeps shining in light yet
In the dark The Eye an
Aria-Universe a-bloom a silence
|| October 08: 2017: National University of Singapore News || ά.
Artemisinin-ALA co-treatment could kill cancer cells and
suppress tumour growth with fewer side effects. Artemisinin, a
potent anti-malarial drug, has been widely hailed as a promising
alternative cancer treatment. Scientists from the National
University of Singapore recently showed that its anti-cancer
properties could be enhanced by 10 folds when used in
combination with Aminolaevulinic acid:ALA, a photosensitiser or
a drug which, upon exposure to light, leads to generation of
free radicals that can kill cells. ALA is used in photodynamic
therapy, in combination with a special light source, to treat
various types of cancer, including, skin and prostate cancer.
A research team, led by Dr Lin Qingsong from the Department of
Biological Sciences at the NUS Faculty of Science, together with
Dr Wang Jigang and Professor Shen Han-Ming from the Department
of Physiology at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, recently
discovered that a combination of artemisinin and ALA could kill
colorectal cancer cells and suppress tumour growth more
effectively than administering artemisinin alone. “Artemisinin
and ALA are both existing drugs that are well tolerated by the
human body. As such, this promising cancer treatment could have
fewer side effects.” explained Dr Wang. The findings of the
study were published in the scientific journal ACS Central
Science in July 2017 as the cover story.
|| October 05: 2017: University of Edinburgh News
|| ά. A simulated Mars flight has given scientists
valuable insights into the likely risks from bacteria on
spacecraft. An experiment, in which astronauts remained in a
confined simulator for a year and a half, has showed the need to
carefully monitor the changes in the numbers and varieties of
microorganisms, such as, bacteria, during lengthy missions.
Checking how such species adapt to the confined conditions on
board spacecraft could help ensure a safe environment for
astronauts on long missions to Mars. According to researcher,
regular sampling of surfaces and analysis of the types of
bacteria present could help prevent the spread of resistant or
harmful bugs and encourage a healthy mix of microbes. The
results of the study, involving Edinburgh scientists, will
inform estimates of risk to such flights and aid the design of
|| October 11: 2017 || ά. When things are on the news and
in the media it becomes harder for serious issues to be really,
seriously taken any longer. Cancer, when mentioned, everyone
seems to instantaneously 'switch' to a 'cliché-mood': oh,
cancer, to mean, we know all about it. But not really. No one
really, truly knows what cancer is and what it does to a soul,
that is suffering and going through it and those, who are
connected to this soul and those, who are trying to treat them
and those, who are trying to offer support. Cancer is, probably,
the least understood and most misunderstood subject there is.
And add to this the other angle, these days, everyone is,
seemingly, finding it fashionable to make people laugh so that
there are people, who are seeking to make people laugh with
There is not a shred of humour in cancer. It is devastating for
a human soul and it is, probably, more devastating
psychologically than physically, even if this sounds strange.
Reader, please, bear with us. It is physically devastating
absolutely but going through with it and the treatments and all,
that is involved with it is such that it simply 'shreds'
away a human's 'reserve' and here is this piece, despite
medicine, treatment and care for cancer advancing much, the
support eco-system, that must be made available to that human
soul, going through cancer' for that other desperate
devastation, psychological devastation, does not yet exist and
this is now, in the main, left to the 'charities', who, despite
their valiant efforts, find it impossible to meet the endless
demands with scarce resources.
Because there is, one, not the resources but at the same time,
there is this culture that says: oh, cancer. We know all about
it. But no, we do not know all about it: it is ghastly, it is
desperate and it is absolutely crushing to a human soul and that
soul must, must, must, have access to not just medicine and
therapies but a complete support eco-system to offer 'resources'
to that human soul, that must use it to face, fight and 'fix',
that psychological devastation. Here is where much work remains
to be attempted and done. And on this note, here is a story,
that relates to this very issue. In conjunction with Breast
Cancer Awareness Month, The Connection Sanctuary will open its
doors this Friday, with just one aim: to improve the wellbeing
through cancer. According to a recent report by Breast Cancer
Care, one person is diagnosed with breast cancer every 10
minutes. Thankfully, survival rates have improved greatly and
figures show that survival rates have doubled in the last 40
years. However, for many, the emotional and physical effects of
cancer and treatment are long lasting and can be, particularly,
difficult to deal with. How long lasting and how difficult: that
no one does but that one soul, that has gone or are going
through it knows. Readmore
|| October 10: 2017|| ά.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has produced a special pack
of mental health information for employers and employees to mark
World Mental Health Day 2017, which is on October 10. This
year’s theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is
mental health in the workplace. Hundreds of thousands of workers
will experience mental health problems during the course of a
year and absences from work due to mental health issues are
thought to cost the UK economy £26 billion per year.
The College hopes that businesses, employers and employees
will benefit from our award-winning information, which explain
how to recognise a possible mental health problem and how best
to support those living with mental ill health. The information
covers the most common range of conditions, such as, depression,
anxiety and sleeping problems. There is, also, information on
seasonal affective disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder,
post-natal depression and mental health in pregnancy, self-harm
and eating disorders, such as, anorexia and bulimia.
Join Us at The VI London Poetry Festival 2017
at the Notting Hill St John's Church: October 14-15
Monarch of Gods and Daemons, and
But One, who throng those bright and rolling worlds
Which Thou and I alone of living things
Behold with sleepless eyes! regard this Earth
Made multitudinous with thy slaves, whom thou
Requitest for knee-worship, prayer, and praise,
And toil, and hecatombs of broken hearts,
With fear and self-contempt and barren hope.
Whilst me, who am thy foe, eyeless in hate,
Hast thou made reign and triumph, to thy scorn,
O'er mine own misery and thy vain revenge.
Three thousand years of sleep-unsheltered hours,
And moments of aye divided by keen pangs
Till they seemed years, torture and solitude,
Scorn and despair, - these are mine empire:-
More glorious far than that which thou surveyest
From thine unenvied throne, O Mighty God!
Almighty, had I deigned to share that same
Of thine ill tyranny, and hung not here
Nailed to this wall of eagle-baffling mountain,
Black, wintry, dead, unmeasured; without herb,
Insect, or beast, or shape or sound of life.
As me! alas! pain, pain ever, for ever!
No change, no
pause, no hope! Yet I endure.
I ask the Earth, have not the mountains felt?
I ask Heaven, the all-beholding Sun,
Has it not seen? The Sea, in storm or calm,
Heaven's ever-changing Shadow, spread below,
Has its deaf waves not heard my agony?
Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, for ever!
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
The Brain- is wider than the Sky-
For--- put them side by side--
The one the other will contain
With ease---- and You---- beside---
The Brain is deeper than the Sea----
For---hold them---Blue to Blue---
The one the other will absorb----
As Sponges----Buckets---- do---
The Brain is just the weight of God---
For-Heft them---Pound for Pound---
And they will differ---if they do----
As Syllable from Sound----
Of Man's first disobedience, and
Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste
Brought death into the world, and all our woe,
With loss of Eden, till one greater man
Restore us, and regain the blissful seat,
Sing, heavenly Muse, that, on the secret
Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire
That shepherd who first taught the chosen seed
In the beginning how the heavens and earth
Rose out of chaos: or, if Zion hill
Delight thee more, and Siloa's brook that flowed
Fast by the oracle of God, I thence
Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song,
That with no middle flight intends to soar
Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues
Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.
And chiefly, thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer
Before all temples the upright heart and pure,
Instruct me, for thou know'st; thou from the first
Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread
Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss,
And mad'st it pegnant: what in me is dark
Illumine, what is low raise and support:
That, to the height of this great argument,
I may assert eternal providence,
And justify the ways of God to men.
Here are the Sounds
That Live in the Silence and Solitude of the
University of Crete School of Medicine
|| October 09: 2017: University of Portsmouth News
|| ά. Genes, which determine animal complexity or what makes
humans so much more complex than a fruit fly or a sea urchin,
have been identified, for the first time. The secret mechanism
for how a cell in one animal can be, significantly, more complex
than a similar cell in another animal, appears to be due to
proteins and their ability to control events in a cell’s
nucleus. The research, by biochemist Dr Colin Sharpe and his
colleagues in the University of Portsmouth, has been published
in PLoS One.
Dr Sharpe said, “Most people agree that mammals and humans in
particular, are more complex than a worm or a fruit fly, without
really knowing why. The question has been nagging at me and
others for a long time. One common measure of complexity is the
number of different cell types in an animal, but little is known
about how complexity is achieved at the genetic level. The total
number of genes in a genome is not a driver, this value varies
only slightly in multi-cellular animals, so we looked for other
factors.” Dr Sharpe and MRes student, Ms Daniela Lopes Cardoso
looked into and analysed large amounts of data from the genomes
of nine animals, from humans and macaque monkeys to nematode
worms and the fruit fly and calculated how diverse each was at
the genetic level.
|| October 08: 2017: Nanyang Technological University News || ά.
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have
developed a new gel patch prototype, that could speed up the
healing of a skin wound while minimising the formation of scars.
The research team unveiled the patch as a proof of concept. When
fully developed, this healing patch could be a boon for diabetic
patients, who suffer from hard to heal skin lesions and for
patients undergoing surgery. The new patch is unlike other
single-purpose patches in the market, which either reduce the
scarring or improve healing, but not both.
The NTU research team, led jointly by Associate Professor Andrew
Tan and Assistant Professor Cleo Choong, recently published
their findings in Scientific Reports. In the published paper,
the researchers found that a protein, known as, Angiopoietin-like
4: ANGPTL4 reduces inflammation in the early phase of wound
healing in mice models. Later, it helps in the formation of new
blood vessels and cell growth and at the final phase, reduces
scarring. The research team developed their patch enriched with
ANGPTL4 to control the amount of scarring. NTU already has a
patent on the use of Angiopoietin-like 4 in wound healing, which
can be licensed to pharmaceutical companies.
The Humanion does not do and will not publish any news item of any company,
regardless of how 'giant' they are or might be, if their 'website' does not
have any 'humanity' expressed, presented and celebrated on them. They might
say that they are a 'Team' but there is not a single mention of any human
being in that company. No, thank you. A company must show this, as
well as, display a valid address, contact details and telephone numbers on
their website. A company must show its commitment to gender-equality and
diversity. Bombastic, replicated terms, excessive abuse of clichés and
meaningless expressions are all 'good', they might think but it all put and
drive people off. The Humanion does not do 'mechanistic, it does not do
machine: it exists to celebrate and foster humanity. The Humanion exists to
fight dehumanisation. That is why here we have Recycle Technologies and here
are the humanity, that is the company and this company does not have any
better and more worthy 'resources' than this: this very humanity. Here is
another Company and see how they have presented their human face:
ABIVAX. Or Here
is another Organisation: Restoration
of Appearance and Function Trust:RAFT, that shows that it is not run by
machines but humanity.
|| October 12: 2017|| ά. Ci Therapeutics, a CannRx:CAN:Israel-Cannabis
joint venture, announces positive pre-clinical data on its ican.sleep
programme utilising the patented CannTrap cannabis reactor platform,
developed by CannRx. Ican.sleep is the first Cannaceutical, GMP,
pharmaceutical grade cannabis product, planned to be available to the tens
of millions of adults suffering from sleep disorders, a widespread ailment
that affects 30% of the adult population. CIT has identified a proprietary
cannabinoid profile, CRX-102, which demonstrates a profound and consistent
effect on sleep disorders.
CRX-102 testing used an established, validated and predictive animal model
based on a standard dose of diazepam, 10 mg, a well-known and commonly used
prescription drug for anxiety and sleep disorders as a positive control. The
data demonstrated that the CRX-102 product is able to generate a similar
response rate and predictable onset of sleep to diazepam. CRX-102
demonstrated a statistically significant longer duration of sleep, that was
more than twice as long as diazepam. Moreover, there were fewer episodes of
awakening and no apparent hangover effect upon waking.
|| October 11: 2017|| ά. Horama, a French biotech company based in
Paris and Nantes, which specialises in gene therapy for the treatment of
rare, inherited retinal diseases, announces today that it has been
authorised by the French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products
Safety:ANSM to launch a Phase I:II clinical trial for HORA-PDE6B, in the
treatment of a Retinitis Pigmentosa. The main objective of this clinical
study, which will be performed in the Ophthalmology Clinic of Nantes
University Hospital, is to assess the safety and efficacy of a unilateral
subretinal injection of the product in patients with a Retinitis Pigmentosa,
caused by biallelic mutations in the PDE6B gene, which lead to a defective
expression of the PDE6? protein:PDE6beta.
This monocentric, open-label, dose-escalation, Phase I:II study will be
performed on 12 patients 18 years old or older, suffering from a Retinitis
Pigmentosa, caused by mutations in the PDE6B gene, with no other syndromic
manifestations. "Being granted an authorisation by the ANSM to proceed with
our clinical study is an important milestone for Horama. We are pleased to
initiate this Phase I:II trial to confirm the safety of HORA‑PDE6B,
administered via unilateral subretinal injection, for the treatment of this
form of retinitis pigmentosa. This pathology, one of the most widespread
among retinal dystrophies, still has no treatment." said Ms Christine Placet,
CEO of Horama.
|| October 11: 2017|| ά. Bluejay Mining Plc, the AIM and FSE
listed company with projects in Greenland and Finland, has increased its
land package for the Disko-Nuussuaq Magmatic Massive Sulphide:MMS
Nickel-Copper-Platinum Project in south-west Greenland by more than 200%,
following the granting of additional exploration licences by the Government
of Greenland. The Project now comprises 462.3km2 and the licences are valid
for five years until December 31, 2022. Located on the south-west coast of
Greenland, Disko has shown its potential to host mineralisation similar to
the nickel:copper sulphide mine Norilsk-Talnakh located in northern Russia.
Seven significant MMS targets have been identified to date at the licence
area, with the largest being 05.9km long by 01.1km wide. A 28t boulder
assaying 06.9% nickel, 03.7% copper, 0.6% cobalt and 02g:t platinum group
metals has, also, been discovered on the licence area, which is now
displayed in the foyer of the Danish Geological Museum in Copenhagen,
further highlighting the potential of these licences. A high powered moving
loop electromagnetic:EM survey has now started at Disko and is expected to
be completed in four weeks. The results are expected to identify optimal
drill site locations for drilling. Readmore
What are the limits of tolerance?
If we tolerate the most extreme and illiberal views, do they threaten to destroy
the concept of tolerance itself? How can more tolerance make us happier and more
fulfilled in our lives? And just how can tolerance and understanding of
difference help to fuel creativity? These are some of the questions guiding the
teaching and research of
Dr Susi Gottlöber, a lecturer in
philosophy at Maynooth
"There is a difference between
tolerating someone and their ideas, and embracing them." she says. "In viewing
‘the other’ as a human being, I think, we need to move beyond tolerance to
respect, and to respecting each other as equals. For example, as a woman I would
find it offensive to be tolerated, I want to be respected as an equal. But we
also need to consider peoples’ different perspectives, as our beliefs inform
both our actions and who we are. In public debates we discuss whether tolerance
should be unlimited. But we forget that we become tolerant or intolerant in the
name of certain values. Readmore
Society has neither structure nor shape nor there
are dignitaries such as President or Chair or Prime Minister or
Chancellor; it is, therefore, as open, as shapeless but as
real as the Universe itself, which contains everything and enables
their very existence within the bounds of its own laws that are
invisibly at work without fail. The Universe can simply be seen as
the expression of liberty and so can society be seen as mirroring
this. From that liberty of the Universe and Society we seek the laws
that set the perimeter of that expression of liberty which concerns
humanity so that we find the shape, size and contents of equality
and then go about seeking to achieve that equality for without
equality liberty does and cannot exist. And because we have not
achieved equality we find all societies in the world are doing
nothing but bleeding for the wounded liberty and thus, gasping
equality with it because it cannot be.