In Heaven is Real But So is Hell, internationally reknowned speaker, author and mystic Vassula Ryden takes the reader into the supernatural world where she has experienced the hidden forces that affect every moment of our lives. It features her amazing encounters with both good and evil forces and reveals profoundly important messages for all humanity, largely hidden until now. Sometimes harrowing, but filled with hope, it answers many of the questions that people have been asking for thousands of years and at the same time offers a glimpse into God’s love and justice, and of what is soon to come. Ryden, who is based in Greece, has spoken in 79 countries to millions of people. Heaven is Real But So is Hell is her first book release in America.
The World Has Many Questions for God If you could get answers from Him, would you want to?
In this landmark book, author Vassula Rydén, a Greek Orthodox, revisits her remarkable journeys into the supernatural world, and recounts the critical Messages she has received for our modern world. Vassula’s journeys reveal profoundly important answers to many of today’s most pressing questions, as well as those that humankind has been asking since time immemorial.Heaven Is Real But So Is Hell features a firsthand account of:
Heaven, hell, and the in between
The supernatural world of God and His angels, and of Satan and his demons
How God sees our modern world
God’s offer of Love and redemption
What is in store for our world, based on our response to God’s call
Imagine if you could peel the fabric separating our world of humans from the world of God. What would you see and hear? What might be revealed? What would you do with what you learned?
Vassula Rydén, in her book, Heaven Is Real But So Is Hell: An Eyewitness Account of What is to Come shares prophetic messages foretelling events to come and what is meant by the “End of Times.” Through divine locutions, Vassula has received messages from God, in which He warns a time of trial and judgment is near, yet offers us His Love and salvation, before it’s too late. Vassula explains how God is calling us: “In the midst of our modern culture, which continues to turn its back on God, the Lord is offering us a solution to lead millions back to Him before it is too late. God’s love knows no bounds. He hears and answers our prayers! How can we hear His divine Hymn of Love? How can we rekindle the fire of faith?
I believe this book is one of the answers. Heaven Is Real, will attract believers and non-believers alike. I have written detailed descriptions of Heaven and hell, gripping stories of God’s Mercy, His obvious signs and wonders, and most importantly, God’s personal invitation to accept His mercy before His justice arrives. Please read this book and send copies of it to your friends, family and co-workers, and to others who need to know of God’s love and His plans for our generation.”
“Whether you’re a person of faith, or no faith, you’ll be blown away by this book. It may be the most important book you read.”
S. Annunziata – New York, NY
EXCERPT FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE BOOK:
I’ve been called to see the supernatural… If you met me on the street, you would never suspect this. I look and act much like everyone else. I’m not a nun or a recluse or a gypsy fortune-teller. I’m just like you, yet I’m invited to see in visions a world – a dimension – far beyond you and me.
It’s an invisible world that surrounds us – a world of Angels and demons, and powers and forces that affect every moment of our lives. I see that world, and seeing it changes the way I see our material world. It helps me grasp the hidden meaning behind so many unanswered questions in our lives.
Where do people go when they die?
Is there a Heaven and a Hell, and anything in between?
Do demons or evil spirits exist, or are they just a myth?
Does everything happen for a reason?
If God is good, why does He allow us to suffer?
Can dreams or premonitions tell us the future?
Are we living in the last days?
Will there be, in the end, any divine justice?
Unending questions about life and death, and what we are all doing here. The answers to many of these questions can only be discovered by seeing them from a different perspective – like turning over the backside of a tapestry to see how all the tangled threads create an elegant image.
And from my earliest days, experiences were given to me by God, not only to enable me to see from that perspective, but for His own reasons as well.
This is a story of amazing, incredible experiences and encounters with the Divine – with God – and what they mean to me, to you, and to the whole world.
Presentation of the Greek edition Heaven is Real, but so is Hell, Cyprus, April 11, 2018
“and Cyprus will grow in My Name and the wind will carry My Words far and wide;
After the successful presentations at Ianos bookstore in Athens and Karavaki bookstore in Rhodes, it was Cyprus’s turn to invite Vassula to present her exciting autobiography Heaven is Real, but so is Hell. Hence, on April 9th we flew from Rhodes to Athens, remained in transit for two hours, and then continued on to Cyprus.
Dubai has opened the largest diving pool in the world
Dubai is known for its stunning sights and now, with the opening of Deep Dive Dubai, it can add a world record to its list of achievements. As the deepest swimming pool in the world, Deep Dive Dubai has a “sunken city” at 14 million liters of water.
The amount of water in the pool fills 6 Olympic pools and, with a depth of 60 meters, is four times larger than its nearest competitor. It contains a revealing sunken city for divers to explore, which opens before divers’ eyes as they dive deeper into the pool. The idea is that nature has slowly taken over this forgotten city, with shop windows, houses, cars and electronic games slowly eroding.
Along the way, there are two diving areas that allow divers to relax and chat. This unique feature of Deep Dive Dubai is a dry air area where divers can even remove their equipment and get completely out of the water. Developed as a world-class destination for divers, there are options for everyone. Both beginners and experienced divers can enjoy the experience, and there is also a comprehensive development program for those wishing to improve their skills.
The facility’s director, Jarrod Jablonski, is a world-record cave diver and is proud of Deep Dive Dubai’s commitment to safety and best practices. “From its design, Deep Dive Dubai offers something truly unique for everyone and our team is committed to providing an unforgettable experience, with great service, for everyone, every time,” says Jablonski. “For those looking for a unique experience, Deep Dive Dubai offers a great, safe and controlled environment to learn all about diving. For the experienced members of the diving community (free and not), it is an installation and an experience that is not comparable to any other “.
Deep Dive Dubai also operates as an underwater movie studio, with a multimedia processing room, special background, 56 underwater cameras and the ability to create different conditions with 164 lights placed throughout the pool. And as if that weren’t enough, the exterior of Deep Dive Dubai is just as impressive as its interior. Designed to mimic a giant oyster, the entire building is a commentary on the UAE heritage for diving in search of pearls.
Deep Dive Dubai is open for bookings, and the public can book snorkeling, scuba diving and scuba diving experiences. Here is a short video that reveals how unique the experience is offered to diving enthusiasts.
One of the best restaurants in the world became vegan- The announcement of the owner and chef
It is one of the most famous restaurants in New York, awarded with 3 Michelen stars, and one of the best in the world. Eleven Madison Park is preparing to reopen its doors but it will not be the same as before.
According to the owner and chef, Daniel Humm, the new menu will be based on vegan dishes, without any animal products.
“Eleven Madison Park is a fine dining restaurant located in the heart of New York City. The restaurant overlooks Madison Square Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Manhattan, and sits at the base of a historic Art Deco building on the corner of East 24th Street and Madison Avenue.”
“We have always acted with sensitivity to the consequences we have in our environment. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that the existing food system is simply unsustainable in so many ways … It is clear that after what we have experienced in the last year, we could not reopen the same restaurant. We decided to serve a vegan menu, in which we do not use any animal products – each dish is made from plant products, either land or sea, as well as fruits, legumes, mushrooms, seeds and much more. The way we prepare our food, the way we consume our food, the way we eat meat, is not sustainable. And this is not an opinion. It is a fact. That is why we decided that our restaurant should have a 100% vegetable base “, he wrote in a relevant post on the restaurant’s Instagram.
With this move, he hopes to motivate other companies to reduce or stop the use of animal products in their menus, in order to promote the trend of less toxic food.
How much does it cost to eat at 11 Madison Park?
“For the main dining room, the cost is $730 for two people, including tax and tip, before you even order a drink. Wine pairings start at $175 per person, and speciality cocktails range from $22 to $27. The dining room on opening night.”
Depression in many cases reduces the quality of everyday life for those who experience it. The consequences for those who experience it for a long time and simply remain passive, can be far-reaching and potentially dangerous.
All well and good … but what do we do when this person we mentioned above is our partner?
Problems affect every aspect of the relationship and the family and can have devastating consequences for the smooth running of the relationship.
How do you know if your partner may be depressed?
One of the biggest problems with depression is that it can be difficult to recognize even by the person suffering from it. The person who experiences it begins to realize that something is wrong when he begins to “fight” for everyday life and for the things that until yesterday he did easily. Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic driven world of Earl.
Some first signs are that we notice this person looking a little bored and maybe lazy in doing things / habits. He also usually sighs when we ask “what do you have?” “he answers nothing”. He does not want to do things that he used to and you will mainly be concerned with the fact that there is no expression of interest as a sexual partner towards you.
These behaviors can be accidental and you should not worry immediately. It can be just a period of intense reflection up to issues within the marriage.
How do you know if it is really depression?
Depression is different from going through sadness or temporary frustration with life issues. There are many common signs that depression is present, especially when these symptoms tend to be persistent. These include:
Withdrawal. If your partner is experiencing a growing withdrawal from social activities and possibly from you, this may be a sign of depression. Depression isolates the one who experiences it. When one is depressed one feels exhausted to the point that one is unable to communicate with others even in a basic way.
Log out. As with withdrawing from social life, you may find that your partner is beginning to move away from hobbies or habits he once enjoyed. He may now feel as if he has too much work to fill all hours of the day. Or for example when he was once motivated and tried to complete some responsibilities such as housework, a job for work that will help in his professional development, now he no longer does it by choosing instead to watch TV or sleep.
Exhaustion / Fatigue. Depression is exhausting for the person suffering from it. If your partner sleeps more or is tired all the time, this may be a sign of depression.
Anger / Irritability. When a once-easy spouse gets angry or sad when a hat falls off, he or she may experience depression. Anger is a special sign in men.
Changes in the bedroom. Unsurprisingly, along with the other symptoms of depression, you may also see changes in lovemaking. This can be one of the strongest signs of a problem. If your sex life has deteriorated and you are experiencing any of the other symptoms listed, you may have to deal with a partner who is suffering from depression. These are just some of the common symptoms of depression. The combination can vary, as can the severity of each. However, seeing these signs in your partner, it is worth considering depression as a possible cause.
What should you do if you suspect that your partner needs care?
Clinical depression is not likely to go away on its own. It is not a passing phase, nor is it your fault. The longer someone experiences depression and the lack of the right approach, the more difficult your relationship will be. People who do not seek treatment can lead to unstable behavior, substance abuse or even suicide. If you think your partner may be depressed, you need to take action and seek professional diagnosis.
But how can we support the person next to us?
Here are 5 key ways we can help:
Take care of yourself. As paradoxical as it may sound, taking care of ourselves must be a priority. We can not help our man if we do not “step” well on our feet. And yet, our tendency and the dynamic of the relationship is often to “tune in” with our partner, to avoid friends and activities with the illusion that this is how we support each other. Other times, we tend to limit our personal development or even the pleasure of everyday life with the logic that with our partner “we are one”.
This is a trap that usually ends up forming an interdependent relationship that fixes not only one, but both partners. It is easier for our partner to strengthen himself in the direction of dealing with depression, when we insist on respecting ourselves and meeting his needs.
Create an “open arms” environment. When our partner experiences depression, he often acts with distrust and doubt about his environment and the degree to which he can “endure” and support him. That is why often our partner can cause us to leave him, to quarrel with him, to move away.
But what we can do is act like a steady, warm embrace that is always there. This does not mean coordination with the other’s mood, but endurance and acceptance of the other’s reality.
Remember: man is not his disease. The face of depression often makes us forget the character, personality, value of the person next to us. It is easy to fall into the trap of considering the other “lazy”, saying that “he does not communicate”, that “he is not negative”. This trap recycles and enhances the feeling of shame and self-loathing that often accompanies depression.
But what helps is that we systematically remind ourselves first and then our partner of everything that makes him special and important to us. It is important not to “talk” only about the characteristics of depression, but to communicate, wait and remind all those elements for which we appreciate, respect and want the person next to us.
Detoxify the relationship environment. It is not your responsibility to “save” your partner, even if this is your first tendency. But it is up to you to keep the “toxicity” of the relationship low. Practically, this means that it is important to maintain a communication without high emotion, a healthy lifestyle with exercise and proper nutrition, a healthy social life. This requires constant effort but can increase our partner’s ability to help.
Depression does not end the relationship. The fact of a serious mental illness does not eliminate the reality and needs of a companionship. As partners, we need to be in touch with our needs, the need for companionship, communication, sexual contact. We need to express these needs, to claim the presence and closeness with our partner. The goal is not to become the parent of our partner but to remain in our extremely important partner role.
Almost all of us have experienced a erotic disappointment, a rejection or a separation. Most people when they experience one of these situations have a feeling of intense sadness or cry incessantly. Others from such a situation may close in on themselves and not talk to anyone or feel intense anger. An abandonment for some is painful while for others a bad situation that they can not easily avoid. Certainly an erotic disappointment cannot be overcome so easily but instead it takes time and will.
But it is good to think that a separation or a rejection is worse for us but on the other hand may be better for us. We need to put our emotions in order when we experience such a situation. We must first accept that the other person wants to continue living without us. To accept that the wound is still here and cursing us, but we must not let this wound become an obstacle in our lives. We must not leave it open, because the longer it remains open the more we are hurt and the less we will not have the slightest appetite to move.
We try to live as we used to live before separation or rejection. To do what pleases us and we feel joy and laughter without pressure and negative thoughts. To feel a little better. With all this we must know that they will not happen if we do not have the will to put them into practice. It takes time to complete such a process, give yourself time and the will to heal to start new things in your life and a new beginning. Remember that the only sure thing that is there and worth taking care of is ourselves, let us not omit it but take care of it every day.
Do not forget that you should not think of starting a new beginning with another person if you are not confident and ready with yourself and you have indeed forgotten and overcome a romantic disappointment that you have experienced. It is better to be absolutely sure and confident in order to make a fresh start.
3 reason why travelling is good for you at least 4 times at year
Travels is not a thing, is a passion and you must to try for that! You can travel all over the world and you can met and see different things, you can not imagine in your eyes. Maybe your country is good for you to stay a long time and forever, but for your health and for yourself it’s to much better to travel other country in the world. Why? Let’s read the 3 reason why travelling is good for you and it’s good to travelling at least 4 times at year!!
#1 Relieves Stress and Boosts Mental Health
Pulling yourself out of your daily routines and into new surroundings resets both your mind and body, resulting in significant stress relief. Having something to look forward to, even if it’s a two-day trip, can feel rewarding. Vacationers also likely experience less stress and more satisfaction with their overall mood and outlook after returning from a trip compared to non-travelers.
#2 Traveling helps you learn who you are and you learn new things
Believe it! You can learn who you are, you can learn the other side yourself. Travels open your eyes and your heart. Also you learn new fantastic things and new people all over the world. Meeting people from other cultures will teach you that the way you’ve been looking at the world isn’t the way everybody else does. In fact, your point-of-view might have some major blind spots. Seeing the world for yourself will improve your vision and your grip on reality.
#3 Travel helps you move forward and take decisions of your life
A big trip won’t just ease your transition into the next stage of your life, it’ll give you a chance to reflect on where you’ve been, where you’re going, and where you want to end up. Also, you can make important decisions in your life and do something that you have postponed.
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Mince soybeans are a by-product of soy flour, which is obtained after the removal of soybean oil. It is a relatively economical alternative source of protein, so much so that it can compete with the meat itself. It cooks quickly and -because it is packed completely dried- it is kept on the shelf for a long time. Cooked, soy mince meat is quite reminiscent of minced meat due to its texture, while with the appropriate flavor additives (spices, aromatics, etc.) it is included in all recipes where regular minced meat would be included.
Mince soybeans have been very popular with vegans and vegetarians for several decades, but in recent years it has been used by the general public who – while not having specific dietary restrictions – are aware of what it has to do with reducing meat consumption. Simply put, soy mince meat is for everyone: like potatoes and aubergines (also vegan foods). Now if you like it, it has to do with your personal tastes.
Does it have nutritional benefits?
Mince soy is considered a very good source of protein, which – as much as it is – as an ingredient is a challenge for vegans and vegetarians (and those who avoid meat). Compared to red meat and fatty dairy, it provides protein without the high cholesterol. It is also high in beneficial amino acids, vitamin B, iron and magnesium. In general, as not all yogurts are the same, not all soybeans on the market are as healthy. I recommend that you always buy organic minced soy, without added sugar, salt, lactose and gluten. And of course, just as you do not eat minced meat every day, so minced soy is not for every day. Everything in good measure.
How is it cooked?
There are various soybeans on the market and each package has instructions on how to make it, so that it is ready to be included in your favorite minced meat recipes. In general, because soy mince meat is a dehydrated product, it needs hydration before it is cooked, one way or another. Some minced meat needs 10 minutes of boiling in water and then straining and rinsing, while for others a few minutes of soaking in hot water before draining is enough to cook them. From there, you can make any recipe with minced meat you want.
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TikTok takes our information and data? What he says one year ago Sen.Hawley
TikTok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. A year ago, a video was released by Senator Josh Hawley announcing new legislation banning TikTok from all federal employees on all government devices.
TikTok, known in China as Douyin (Chinese: 抖音; pinyin: Dǒuyīn), is a video-sharing focused social networking service owned by Chinese company ByteDance. The social media platform is used to make a variety of short-form videos, from genres like dance, comedy, and education, that have a duration from fifteen seconds to three minutes. TikTok is an international version of Douyin, which was originally released in the Chinese market in September 2016. Later, TikTok was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in most markets outside of mainland China; however, it only became available worldwide after merging with another Chinese social media service, Musical.ly, on 2 August 2018.
TikTok and Douyin have almost the same user interface but no access to each other’s content. Their servers are each based in the market where the respective app is available. The two products are similar, but features are not identical. Douyin includes an in-video search feature that can search by people’s face for more videos of them and other features such as buying, booking hotels and making geo-tagged reviews. Since its launch in 2016, TikTok/Douyin rapidly gained popularity in East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the United States, Turkey, Russia, and other parts of the world. As of October 2020, TikTok surpassed over 2 billion mobile downloads worldwide.
In May 2021, TikTok appointed Shou Zi Chew as their new CEO. He assumes the position from interim CEO Vanessa Pappas, following the resignation of Kevin A. Mayer on 27 August 2020. On 3 August 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to ban TikTok in the United States on 15 September if negotiations for the company to be bought by Microsoft or a different “very American” company failed. On 6 August, Trump signed two executive orders banning U.S. “transactions” with TikTok and WeChat to its respective parent companies ByteDance and Tencent, set to take effect 45 days after the signing. A planned ban of the app on 20 September 2020 was postponed by a week and then blocked by a federal judge. President Biden revoked the ban in a new executive order in June 2021. The app has been banned by the government of India since June 2020 along with 223 other Chinese apps in response to a border clash with China. Pakistan banned TikTok citing “immoral” and “indecent” videos on 9 October 2020 but reversed its ban ten days later on 19 October 2020. Then in March 2021, a Pakistani court ordered a new TikTok ban due to complaints over “indecent” content.
Let’s remember a little what he said Senator Josh Hawley :
One of the most common forms of mental illness is ungratefulness . Those who consider the characterization excessive should think about how reasonable and normal behavior it can be, to fold the hand that hugged you and offered you help.
The many faces of ignorance are manifested by not appreciating something that has been given to you to enjoy and destroying it, such as the environment. When you have been given something in abundance and you do not share anything with the less favored who are in need and lack. When you do not recognize anything in those who have contributed to your success, only yourself.
Ungrateful is he who no matter what you do for him is never satisfied. One who erases what others have done for him and turns against them when a mistake is made. It always remains difficult and painful to accept that one of our own people will be against us as an enemy.
We find it hard to accept that a relative, partner, colleague, friend can betray us, deceive us and hurt us, forgetting the trust, the love, the generosity, the time we have devoted or even the sacrifices we have made for him. . Let us not forget, though, that Judas was one of Jesus’ disciples.
Ingratitude and ignorance are not just bad behaviors and a sign of our times.
Not appreciating is a mental disability. Not being in a good mood to reciprocate love or help to some degree, in some form, indicates mental poverty and narcissism. To unhesitatingly hurt someone who has treated you well is considered a nasty disease of the soul that needs treatment.
The man who has a deactivated conscience finds excuses for his every action. Lack of empathy for fellow human beings makes him ruthless, egocentric, toxic.
Is the lack of education a matter of genes, experiences? Undoubtedly, the environment can play a role in the psyche and values of the individual. The way they have nurtured you and treated you, influence future behaviors and choices to some extent. The reasons are many and the excuses even more.
Beyond describing the phenomenon, what we need to do is take personal responsibility for our actions in the here and now. Each of us is called to improve and evolve ourselves by any means at our disposal.
The key to conversion is introspection, self-awareness and spirituality. Man changes and moves beyond genes, labels and experiences if he wants to and tries. Life acquires meaning only when we begin to tame instincts and illuminate dark corners of our being.
So what can you do to deal with such a person?
Express your feelings openly. The first thing you need to do is discuss your feelings with that person. Explain to him how he feels when he treats you this way. He mentioned specific incidents so that he could also understand. Some people do not realize that they are often rude or ignorant. Also, many take “thank you” for granted. So, if the person realizes that he did something wrong, he will apologize to you and try not to do it again. On the other hand, there are people who will not admit that they made a mistake, will get angry and will react badly. In this case the person may face some other problems and behave in this way. If this happens, stop the conversation politely and do not continue.
Stop being so generous with him. If you realize that talking to him did not solve the problem and he continues to behave in the same way, then you need to stop being so generous. Ungrateful people never stop asking and demanding. The more you give them, the more they wait. Stop giving to people who do not appreciate it. Start saying “no” every time they ask you for something. Many times when they stop taking they go away and get lost, looking for the next available person to give them. Callimachus emphasizes that “there is no more certain enemy than the ungrateful one who benefited.”
Move away and help more people who appreciate your effort. It is certainly the most difficult choice, especially if these people are years in your life, but it is necessary for your peace of mind and balance. People who are ungrateful and constantly ask you to leave your life as soon as possible. There are so many people around you that make you smile, feel good and really appreciate what you give them even if it is small. So why continue to dedicate your time to people who constantly whine and “take advantage” of you?
Remember that every person has to make a very important choice during his life: Whether he will follow the path of gratitude for all that he has or the path of ingratitude for what he does not have. It is his personal choice whether he will be happy or unhappy. So, if some people in your life have chosen the second path, you do not have to stay with them. Get closer to the people who make you smile and appreciate what you give them. Remember the words of Earl Nightingale: “our attitude towards life determines the way life itself will treat us”.
Trees are the largest living organisms on earth, they beautify and protect the environment, they offer incredible images in all shades, shelter and shade, while they renew the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. Valuable, necessary and irreplaceable, the trees play their own important role on the planet, while those that have lived for centuries in forests and urban environments, forming impressive natural tunnels, are not missing. From German cherries and bamboo to Japan, the most beautiful natural tree tunnels win the impressions.
9 signs that someone is suppressing their emotions
The suppression of our emotions consists mainly of two aspects. On the one hand, the inner repulsion from the person, that is, the refusal to accept what he feels and on the other hand, the hiding of these feelings from those around him. Therefore, this is a difficult situation to detect. So how do we know if someone is having difficulty managing their emotions?
They have an awkward, cold attitude
Dystrophy is a temporary release of the tension that prevails within them. It is the result of something that devours them, because they have combined happiness and positive mood only with a specific result, which they did not get. Maybe the person they liked betrayed or humiliated them and the pain boils inside them. Or maybe someone else in their work got the credit for a job they did. It is nothing more than a psychological defense mechanism used to avoid a violent outburst.
They feel alone
They spend their weekends, like most of their nights, at home, watching endless series / movies / shows to be forgotten, as they feel that no one can understand them. They are isolated and do not even answer the calls of their close friends. If you think this is the case, knock on their door. Maybe you can help them externalize what they are hiding and what they are hiding from.
They remain silent
They say that silence can be deafening. From someone who suppresses his emotions, it is a cry for help, even if it is silent! This is another defense mechanism, in order to keep what is drowning them inside and not to lose control. It can also be a way to show someone your displeasure with him.
They can create them in various forms, such as at work, games, people, outings, sex and the list goes on. Distractions are used to prevent their oppressed emotions from exploding and to avoid managing and processing them. After all, in this way, they turn the attention of those around them to issues other than their own. However, these distractions can only be temporary in a persistent problem.
This means avoiding the cause that brings with it negative emotions. Stimuli that include people, objects, places, events that had a bad ending and more. This, as you will see at the last sign, is a way of avoiding the person to face his demons.
Substance and alcohol abuse is another defense mechanism that is unfortunately very common. The range of substances varies from alcohol to heroin and harsh stimulants. This, as you probably know, can lead to addiction, possible illness and death. And once again, these supposedly “solutions” are a rough, temporary measure.
As these individuals become more focused on finding ways to suppress their emotions, they tend to forget often and not be able to recognize the respective social conditions that govern each particular social environment. This obviously leads to a lack of communication and an obvious drop in the level of satisfaction from relationships with others, especially from their love affairs.
Cortisol, the “stress hormone”, is released in the body to stop the function of two other hormones, adrenaline and corticotropin, which are responsible for temporarily reducing appetite. Once these two hormones disappear, cortisol stays and the appetite returns and makes us eat more. It can also be stored as “visceral fat” as well as abdominal fat. When the oppression of emotions continues for a long time it turns into stress, which triggers weight gain.
Deterioration of the health of the gastrointestinal tract
As our brain and gastrointestinal system are interconnected, since the latter is defined as the “second brain”, the effect on it can be intense, with many unpleasant symptoms. These may include: upset stomach, indigestion, bloating, diarrhea and nausea.
And the truth is that whatever we feel will be seen sooner or later. So if you do not do it, with your will and in a chosen and safe context, your strong feelings for you will do it. So isn’t it time for you to edit it too?
Saint Fanourios is undoubtedly a holy, important youthful figure, who stands out in his own way among the other Saints of Christianity, because he is not only honored on a single date, but the faith of Christians often makes the famous fanouropita.
Saint Fanourios, who lived in Roman times, then clashed peacefully with the world of idolatry, because the Christian spirit of the godman did not allow him to deny his unquestionably virtuous principles. Thus, the 12 martyrdoms that the Saint suffered, are for us a strong motivation for endurance and adherence to the moral values of Christianity, to emerge victorious from an unceasing struggle against the infidelity and injustice of our time. The Saint taught us with his real sacrifice, that of course we are not now fighting with Roman rulers and awful Agarines, but we have to face the most cleverly set traps of materialism and atheism, which are massively trying to sweep the ranks of Christians.
Saint Fanourios also taught us that the crown of virtuous life is not easily won, but only with constant trials, with courage, patience and endurance. Therefore, as true fighters of the faith, let us imitate the exemplary and impeccable life of the Saint, so that one day we too may be honored to honor the Christian name we bear, just as he deservedly honored it.
Generally about his life
There is nothing specific about the origin and life of Agios Fanourios, because all the elements of his life were lost in times of anomaly.
The only information we have about the Saint is the finding of his icon, around 1500 AD, according to the synaxaries, or according to others around 1355-1369 AD. Others claim that the icon of the Saint was found in Rhodes and others in Cyprus.
Finding the image
We go back to the past, when the Agarines ruled Rhodes and decided to rebuild the city walls, which they barbarically destroyed and demolished in the war a few years ago.
So they began to send workers out of the southern part of the fortress and to collect stones from the half-ruined houses of the inhabitants, in order to rebuild the new and strong walls of their city. Suddenly in the ruins they found a beautiful, but half-ruined church on one side and in there they found a pile of icons, which from time immemorial did not distinguish the figures of the Saints as well as the letters they had on them.
Only one amazing image stood out from all, which time did not touch and represented a young man dressed as a soldier. The Metropolitan of Rhodes Nilos immediately ran on the spot and clearly read the name of the Saint, whose name was Fanourios. His Eminence, moved by the revelation of the Saint, noticed that he was dressed like a Roman soldier, holding a cross in his left hand and a lighted candle in his right. The hagiographer still painted around the image in twelve representations the martyrdoms, which the Saint suffered and which, obviously narrate his whole life.
These performances are as follows:
1. The saint appears standing in front of his Roman interrogator and seems to be apologizing with courage and defending his Christian faith.
2. The soldiers here intervene and hit Fanourios with stones on the head and in the mouth, in order to force him to bow down and deny the Lord.
3. The soldiers are now enraged by Fanouri’s insistence, so they threw him down and now beat him savagely with sticks and bats, to lower his prosperous morale.
4. Fanourios is in prison and there he is tortured in an abominable way. He looks completely naked and the soldiers around him tear his flesh with sharp iron tools. The Saint endures untouched his terrible martyrdom.
5. Fanourios is back in prison and prays to God to help him endure the torture to the end.
6. The Saint appears again before the Roman investigator to apologize for his attitude. From the restless expression on his face it seems that neither the tortures he suffered, nor the future threats of the tyrant shook his faith and so he fearlessly awaits even worse martyrdoms.
7. The executioners of Fanouri with fury and cruelty burn with naked candles his naked body, which thus shows his insurmountable sacrifice for the Crucified. The Saint wins again with his indomitable will and courage in the Lord.
8. Here his savage torturers also use mechanical means to reach the peak of his martyrdom. They have tied the Saint to a mango and this, as it rotates, breaks his bones. He suffers untouched but on his beautiful face is painted expressionless joy, because he suffers for the sake of the Lord.
9. Fanourios is thrown into a pit, to be north of wild beasts and his executioners from above are watching to see his end. But the beasts have literally been domesticated by the grace of God, so they surround him quietly like lambs and enjoy his company wonderfully.
10. His executioners are not satisfied with the previous result and so they take him out of the pit and crush him with a big stone, sure now that they will finish him. But they are not succeeding this time either.
11. The scene shows the Saint in front of an altar, where his executioners urge him to sacrifice, putting burning coals in his palms. Fanourios comes out of this test victorious and this is distinguished by a devil, who has the form of a dragon, who flies in the air and cries for his failure.
12. The last scene is the end of his martyrdom, with Fanourios thrown on a large stove standing on a stool and surrounded by flames and smoke. The Saint seems to pray unceasingly to God, without expressing any grievance or groaning and so, rigid and unyielding, he flew to heaven, full of satisfaction for all the sufferings he suffered for the sake of the Lord.
Elements from finding the image
Seeing the icon of Agios Fanourios found in Rhodes, we extract many remarkable facts which are the following:
1. If we read the name of the Saint in the picture, we immediately conclude that it is of Greek origin.
2. We also conclude that his parents were very pious, to give him such a Christian name.
3. This young man would still be highly educated to become a military man.
4. We also estimate that the martyrdoms of Agios Fanourios took place in the second and third centuries, when the persecutions of the Christians were at their peak.
5. Fanourios clearly proves that he was a Great Martyr from the many and terrible martyrdoms he suffered.
6. We also make sure that he was honored by the faithful Christians from the years of his martyrdom in Christian temples, in order to find such a temple in Rhodes as well.
7. From the depiction of the Saint it seems that Fanourios martyred young people age.
Miracles of the Saint
Saint Fanourios performed several miracles to the faithful who invoke his name and one of them is the following:
At a time in its historical life, Crete was enslaved by the Latins (1204 – 1669 AD), who had their own Archbishop and therefore tried in every way to lure the inhabitants of the island to Catholicism (Papism).
Thus the Latins took as an oppressive measure against Orthodoxy not to allow ordination of priests in Crete, so the Cretans were forced to go to the island of Tsirigos (Kythira) to be ordained priests by an Orthodox High Priest, who resided there.
At some point, three deacons started from Crete for Tsirigos and after being ordained priests there, they returned unhappy to their long-suffering island from slavery. Unfortunately, Agarian pirates captured them at sea, transported them to Rhodes, where they sold them to three different Agarian masters.
The position of the three priests was deplorable and yet a sweet anticipation came to sweeten their bitter complaint. He learned that in Rhodes Agios Fanourios performed miracles and in him they based their hopes and they always prayed and invoked each one of them individually, to save them from the cruel captivity of the meager Agarines.
So he asked each priest, without consulting each other, from his master, to give him permission to go to church to worship the icon of St. Fanourios. All three of them easily took leave, reverently worshiped the image of the Saint, wetting the earth with their tears, kneeling as if praying and with all the power of their souls begging Saint Fanourios to intercede to save them from the hands of the Agarines.
After the priests left, relieved of their pain, Saint Fanourios appeared at night to all three of their masters and ordered them to free their slave priests, otherwise he would punish them severely. However, the Agarin rulers considered the intervention of the Saint as a kind of magic, so they chained their slaves and began to torture them in a worse way.
The next night, however, Agios Fanourios intervened more effectively, freed the three priests from their shackles and promised them that he would free them from the Agarines the next day. He appeared again to the Agarines and threatened them this time, that if they did not release the priests in the morning, he would treat them harshly.
The next morning the Agarines felt the punishment, because they all lost their light and their bodies became paralyzed. So they were then forced to consult their relatives to discuss the evil that befell them. All the lords decided to call the three priests, maybe they could help them. The only answer the priests gave was that they would pray to their God and He would decide.
On the third night, Saint Fanourios appeared again to the Agarines and announced to them that if the three lords did not send in writing to his temple their consent for the release of the priests, they would not regain their health. The Agarins then, willingly or unwillingly, wrote the letter requested by Agios Fanourios and unequivocally declared that they were granting their freedom to the three priests. These statements were submitted to the holy temple of the Saint.
Even before the delegation of the Agarines returned from the temple, the blind and paralyzed unbelievers were completely healed by the will of the Saint. The rich Agarnes gave to the three priests all the expenses of their trip and before they left they took refuge in the church, and after thanking the Saint for their release, they faithfully copied the icon of Agios Fanourios and took it to Crete, where they honored it every year with eulogies and liturgies.
The pie of Agios Fanourios
The great honor that Christians have in Agios Fanourios, became the reason for the creation of the traditional custom of the Saint’s pie or better of the fanouropita.
The pie is usually small and round and is made from pure flour, sugar, cinnamon, oil and after all these ingredients are mixed, kneaded, put in a round form and the pie is baked at a moderate temperature in the oven.
The pie is made to reveal to a Saint a lost object, a job if one is inactive, a lost cause, the health of a sick person and the like.
For each of us, the words “healthy eating” mean something different. Another is vegetarian or pescetarian, another vegan, another gluten free and paleo, while another avoids carbohydrates. Whatever diet you follow or consider more beneficial to the human body, it is good to listen to all the theories and take into account all the research in order to finally form your own opinion. The best way to do this is to watch some (or all) of the following documentaries.
Informally, the word miracle is often used to characterise any beneficial event that is statistically unlikely but not contrary to the laws of nature, such as surviving a natural disaster, or simply a “wonderful” occurrence, regardless of likelihood (e.g. “the miracle of childbirth”). Some coincidences may be seen as miracles.
A true miracle would, by definition, be a non-natural phenomenon, leading many writers to dismiss them as physically impossible (that is, requiring violation of established laws of physics within their domain of validity) or impossible to confirm by their nature (because all possible physical mechanisms can never be ruled out). The former position is expressed for instance by Thomas Jefferson and the latter by David Hume. Theologians typically say that, with divine providence, God regularly works through nature yet, as a creator, is free to work without, above, or against it as well.
Also, the Bible uses three main words to refer to a miracle: sign, wonder, and power. These three words help us better understand what the phrase God of miracles means. Basically, a miracle is an act of God beyond human understanding that displays God’s power, inspires wonder in humans, and acts as a sign that God is at work in the world.
From a human perspective, a miracle of God is an extraordinary or unnatural event (a wonder) that reveals or confirms a specific message (a sign) through a mighty work (power). From the God of miracle’s vantage point, a miracle is nothing extraordinary or unnatural. It is simply a divine display of His might (power) that attracts the attention of humans (a wonder) to His Word or His purposes (a sign).
Did you believe in miracles? Did you know what miracles is? Do you saw a miracle? In this video you will see unexplained miracles that happened to various people in America.
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The top 10 strangest beaches in the world (videos)
#1 Dragon Egg Beach (New Zealand)
The amazing natural landscape of New Zealand has made it a favorite location for shooting fantasy films, as it has not been evaluated that they do not exist anywhere else on earth. Dragon Egg Beach may sound like something out of the Game of Thrones, but it is a real place and a popular tourist destination. The area of Koekohe beach is covered by large, spherical boulders. These boulders were formed 60 years ago from mud, clay and calcite mortars. Initially, the boulders formed underground and thus were not gradually destroyed by the movement of the waves. They have recently emerged on the surface of the sea. The boulders are full of irregular cracks and look like eggs.
#2 Parrotfish Poop (Caribbean)
What could be more romantic than walking hand in hand with your loved one on a sparkling, white, sandy beach? Few people would imagine that this dazzling sand around them is just animal feces. Parrotfish live on reefs and eat coral gnawing. They crush the hard calcium carbonate and when it passes through the digestive tract, it comes out… nice as sand. A parrotfish can produce up to 360 kg of sand each year. Multiply it by thousands of fish and thousands of years and you have these wonderful white beaches.
#3 Glass Beach (California)
Usually, the last thing you want to see on a beach is broken glass. But there are also places that owe their existence to this recklessness of people. Fort Bragg, California, has a beach covered in crystal pebbles sculpted by seawater. The beach is protected and the glass can no longer be removed by visitors.
#4 Shell Beach (Australia)
Looking for beautiful shells on the beach is a good way to spend your time in the summer. At Shell Beach in Australia, however, you have to work hard to find something other than shells. An area of 70 kilometers of coastline is covered by millions of white, tiny shells that reach in many places up to 10 meters deep.
#5 The Disappearing Sea (India)
When the tide is low, beaches become great places to walk, run or play in the sand. In Chandipur, India, twice a day, the sea disappears completely and the sandy beach reaches 5 km. The huge amount of sand is a must for cycling and car tourists. The exposed seabed is also rich in red crabs and other sea creatures, which are “faced” with humans twice a day. The view of the exposed ocean is used to attract tourists to the area. Just make sure you know the tide times so you don’t suddenly find yourself in the sea.
#6 Gulpiyuri (Spain)
The first thing you can say about the word “beach” is that it is located by the sea. Gulpiyuri beach in Spain, on the other hand, is not right next door, but about 100 meters (330 feet) away and is cut off from high cliffs and cliffs. As the tide enters, the sand of this hidden beach is covered by water. The small beach was formed in the last Ice Age and its name means “Water Cycle”. Gulpiyuri is referred to as the smallest beach in the world.
#7 Mosquito Bay (Puerto Rico)
Bioluminescent beaches can be developed almost anywhere. Plankton and algae glow with their own light, which is called bioluminescence. Because they require energy to shine, they only produce light under certain conditions. When these conditions are met, they can illuminate an entire beach. One such is Mosquito Bay Beach in Puerto Rico, where the glare of blue light is striking.
#8 Hot Water Beach (New Zealand)
In New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula, people dig in the sand to create their own spa. When the tide comes, one can see the water gushing from the sand. The water is hot, as an underground river is heated by the geothermal heat below.
#9 Black Sand And Chunks Of Ice (Iceland)
Iceland is made up of volcanic rocks, so it has many beaches with their color. Black sand can also be found in many of them. The Glacier Jokulsarlon lagoon is a little different. Here, the black beaches are mixed with pieces of clear shiny ice. The beach may look ancient, but it was only formed in the mid-1930s when the Breioamerkurjokull Glacier collapsed. Pieces of ice come to the beach from this glacier. As the glacier melts, the lagoon continues to grow faster and faster each year.
#10 Hidden Beach (Portugal)
The Algar de Benagil in Portugal is one of the most important highlights of the Algarve coast. As you walk on the rocks you begin to hear the sound of the waves. Approaching, you will find in front of you a hole with the hidden beach. Algar de Benagil is a natural cave created on the rocks by the force of the tides. The hole in the roof of the cave acts as a window that allows daylight to illuminate the secluded sandy beach. The only access to the cave is from the sea.
This is why the Cyprus is the Island of the Saints (videos)
Every kilometer and saint, every corner and church, every mountain peak and monastery. Blessed people! From the 11th century, the Crusaders, Turks and English passed in order, since it is also a crossroads of three continents. Also, its abundant copper in antiquity, put little Cyprus on the map. In fact, Cyprus gave copper its Latin name, cuprum. It was at the end of the Bronze Age, 1600 – 1050 BC, when the Mycenaeans came to Cyprus and integrated with the indigenous population.
“Τhe holy lands of Cyprus were lived and sanctified by apostles (Barnabas, Paul, Mark, Timon), martyrs, (Demetrian, Aristocles, Athanasios, the thirteen martyred monks of the Monastery of Kantara), hierarchs (Heraclius, T Epiphanios Constantias, Ioannis Eleimon, Leontios Neapoleos), saints (the three hundred Alamanni saints), new martyrs (Michael, George, Polydoros, Filoumenos), holy women (Fotou, Zinaida and Filonilla, Mavra etc.) The presence of the saints during the various periods of the history of Cyprus and its Church, as well as their diverse ecclesiastical, social, cultural and political role, worked positively, directly affecting the life of the people of Cyprus. The saints were the prayer and hope of the people, either for better days in difficult historical conditions, or for God’s intervention for the afflicted, or for the future eternal hope of salvation, or even for consolation from the various epidemics that erupted from time to time. , such as cholera, locusts, drought, etc. that afflicted the people.” -Dimitriou Kappai, Theologian
So we found on Youtube some amazing videos about the Island of the Saints from the Creator and lover for the archaeological site in Cyprus, Kimonas Markoullis. He has over 450 videos on his YouTube Channel and over 500 more in his schedule to visit and make these videos on the channel as well.
The specific ruins, selected by distractify.com and imagined from a movie, offer a different look at a world without people. Their menacing and mysterious walls inspire a sense of awe we may not have experienced before.
#1 Pripyat, Ukraine
#2 Mirny Diamond Mine – Eastern Siberia, Russia
#3 The Farm – Lake Seneca, New York
#4 Willard Asylum – Willard, New York
#5 Six Flags Jazzland – New Orleans, Louisiana
#6 Banerman Castle – Polepel Island, New York
#7 Disney Discovery Island – Lake Buena Vista, Florida
#8 The Aniva Rock Lighthouse – Sakalinaskaya Oblast, Russia
The shocking testimony of an Afghan student to the Guardian
The Taliban, a militant group that ran the country in the late 1990s, have again taken control.
The United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, ousting the Taliban insurgents from power. But they never left the region.
After they blitzed across the country in recent days, the Western-backed government that has run the country for 20 years collapsed. Afghans, fearing for the future, are racing to the airport, one of the last routes out of the country.
“The Taliban have taken over the entire country,” Kempfer says.
“The Afghan national forces just melted away. Didn’t put up much resistance at all. The president of Afghanistan fled the country and the Taliban are in charge everywhere.”
He noted that the Taliban are allowing the United States to evacuate their own personnel. There are also some 20,000 to 40,000 Afghan nationals who wish to leave the country because they worked with the U.S. and believe they are in danger.
The evacuation is happening quicker than expected because U.S. planners did not think the Taliban would move in so quickly as U.S. troops withdrew.
The shocking testimony of an Afghan student to the Guardian: “Now I have to burn what I have been building for 24 years.” “As a woman, I feel like I am the victim of this political war that men started.” “Early Sunday morning I was going to university for a class when a group of women ran out of the dormitory. I asked what had happened and one of them told me that the police had evacuated them because the Taliban had arrived in Kabul and they were going to hit as many women who did not have a burqa. We all wanted to go home, but we could not use public transport. The drivers did not let us get in their cars because they did not want to take responsibility for transporting a woman. Meanwhile, the men standing around us were laughing and joking with our fear. “Go and put on the burqa,” one shouted. “These are your last days on the streets,” said another. “I will marry four of you in one day,” said a third. As government offices began to close, my sister ran several miles to return home. “I turned off the computer, left my office in tears and said goodbye to my colleagues. “I knew it was the last day of my job.” I have received almost two degrees at the same time from the best universities in Afghanistan. I should have graduated in November from the American University of Afghanistan and the University of Kabul, but this morning everything changed before my eyes.
I worked so many days and nights to become who I am today, and this morning when I got home, the first thing my sisters and I did was hide our IDs, diplomas, and certificates. It was catastrophic. Why hide things we should be proud of? In Afghanistan now we are not allowed to be known as the people we are. As a woman, I feel like I am the victim of this political war started by men. I felt like I could no longer laugh out loud, I could no longer listen to my favorite songs, I could no longer meet my friends at our favorite cafe, I could no longer wear my favorite yellow dress or pink lipstick. And I can no longer go to work or finish university. I liked to do my nails. Today, as I was going home, I took a look at the beauty salon where I was going for a manicure. The front of the store, which was decorated with beautiful pictures of girls, had been whitewashed. All I could see around me were the frightened faces of women and the ugly faces of men who hate women, who do not like to be educated, to work and to have freedom. Instead of standing by us, they stand by the Taliban and give them even more power. The Afghans sacrificed themselves for the little freedom they had. As an orphan I knitted carpets to be able to study. I faced many financial challenges, but I had many plans for my future. I did not expect everything to end like this. Now it seems that I have to burn everything I have achieved in 24 years of my life. Possessing any identity or award from the American University is dangerous now. Even if we keep them, we are not able to use them. “There are no jobs for us in Afghanistan.”
Columbia Engineers develop the smallest single-chip system
Columbia Engineers develop the smallest single-chip system that is a complete functioning electronic circuit; implantable chips visible only in a microscope point the way to developing chips that can be injected into the body with a hypodermic needle to monitor medical conditions
New York, NY—May 12, 2021—Widely used to monitor and map biological signals, to support and enhance physiological functions, and to treat diseases, implantable medical devices are transforming healthcare and improving the quality of life for millions of people. Researchers are increasingly interested in designing wireless, miniaturized implantable medical devices for in vivo and in situ physiological monitoring. These devices could be used to monitor physiological conditions, such as temperature, blood pressure, glucose, and respiration for both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
To date, conventional implanted electronics have been highly volume-inefficient—they generally require multiple chips, packaging, wires, and external transducers, and batteries are often needed for energy storage. A constant trend in electronics has been tighter integration of electronic components, often moving more and more functions onto the integrated circuit itself.
Researchers at Columbia Engineering report that they have built what they say is the world’s smallest single-chip system, consuming a total volume of less than 0.1 mm3. The system is as small as a dust mite and visible only under a microscope. In order to achieve this, the team used ultrasound to both power and communicate with the device wirelessly. The study was published online May 7 in Science Advances.
“We wanted to see how far we could push the limits on how small a functioning chip we could make,” said the study’s leader Ken Shepard, Lau Family professor of electrical engineering and professor of biomedical engineering. “This is a new idea of ‘chip as system’—this is a chip that alone, with nothing else, is a complete functioning electronic system. This should be revolutionary for developing wireless, miniaturized implantable medical devices that can sense different things, be used in clinical applications, and eventually approved for human use.”
The team also included Elisa Konofagou, Robert and Margaret Hariri Professor of Biomedical engineering and professor of radiology, as well as Stephen A. Lee, PhD student in the Konofagou lab who assisted in the animal studies.
The design was done by doctoral student Chen Shi, who is the first author of the study. Shi’s design is unique in its volumetric efficiency, the amount of function that is contained in a given amount of volume. Traditional RF communications links are not possible for a device this small because the wavelength of the electromagnetic wave is too large relative to the size of the device. Because the wavelengths for ultrasound are much smaller at a given frequency because the speed of sound is so much less than the speed of light, the team used ultrasound to both power and communicate with the device wirelessly. They fabricated the “antenna” for communicating and powering with ultrasound directly on top of the chip.
The chip, which is the entire implantable/injectable mote with no additional packaging, was fabricated at the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company with additional process modifications performed in the Columbia Nano Initiative cleanroom and the City University of New York Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) Nanofabrication Facility.
Shepard commented, “This is a nice example of ‘more than Moore’ technology—we introduced new materials onto standard complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor to provide new function. In this case, we added piezoelectric materials directly onto the integrated circuit to transducer acoustic energy to electrical energy.”
Konofagou added, “Ultrasound is continuing to grow in clinical importance as new tools and techniques become available. This work continues this trend.”
The team’s goal is to develop chips that can be injected into the body with a hypodermic needle and then communicate back out of the body using ultrasound, providing information about something they measure locally. The current devices measure body temperature, but there are many more possibilities the team is working on.
Columbia Engineering, based in New York City, is one of the top engineering schools in the U.S. and one of the oldest in the nation. Also known as The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School expands knowledge and advances technology through the pioneering research of its more than 220 faculty, while educating undergraduate and graduate students in a collaborative environment to become leaders informed by a firm foundation in engineering. The School’s faculty are at the center of the University’s cross-disciplinary research, contributing to the Data Science Institute, Earth Institute, Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Precision Medicine Initiative, and the Columbia Nano Initiative. Guided by its strategic vision, “Columbia Engineering for Humanity,” the School aims to translate ideas into innovations that foster a sustainable, healthy, secure, connected, and creative humanity.
Kefalonia (Greece): The snakes of the Holy Mary came out (miracle)
As every year, so this year, on the day of the feast of the Savior, the snakes of the Holy Mary appear in Kefalonia.
Specifically, in the church of the Assumption in Markopoulo few days ago the first two snakes appeared (last year only one had appeared).
Immediately the village bells rang joyfully.
The story with the snakes and the miraculous image…
According to tradition in southern Kefalonia, in the village of Markopoulo many years ago the inhabitants saw a tree burning and the flames reaching very high. They ran to put out the fire so that the forest and the village would not burn. When they arrived, the villagers saw the tree completely burned and on its burned root was a very beautiful image of the Holy Mary, which was untouched by the fire.
The inhabitants took the image in their hands, worshiped it and took it down to the village and placed it in the church of their village, which was in the square. The next morning the others went to the church to worship the icon of the Holy Mary. But the image was missing and was nowhere to be found.
Someone went to the mountain and found the picture on the burned tree, took it down to the village and asked who took it there.
So the residents decided to lock the church. But three times the image was missing and they found it again in the burned tree.
Then the villagers believed that the Holy Mary’s wish is to be there and that is why they built a church and placed the Holy Mary there.
After a while, a nunnery was built. One day, however, they saw pirate ships approaching and pirates approaching the monastery in order to plunder it.
Then the nuns got scared and asked for the protection of the Holy Mary.
They asked the Holy Mary to bring them birds or snakes, to leave, to fly, to remain immaculate from the pirates who had bad moods and oh miraculously their prayer was heard and the Holy Mary turned them into snakes.
And since then and every August 15th something strange and wonderful happens.
From the feast of the Transfiguration, snakes appear inside and outside the temple. They are the so-called “snakes of the Holy Mary”.
Experts who have examined them can not include them in any genre and consider them unique.
They are white-gray with sparkling eyes and a small cross is formed on their head.
These are the snakes of the Holy Mary, a unique and unrepeatable miracle that only with the heart one can understand and not with the mind.
Cyprus Government: you pay 10 euros every 73 hours to do a rapid test for your freedom (safepass, dictatorial measures)
The government of Cyprus decided on July 20, that from 1th of August , citizens will pay the rapid test up to 10 euros or just put the vaccine (Phizer, Astra Zeneca ..) Crowds reacted outside the presidency, many protests with thousand people were held before the 20th of July for the compulsory vaccination, but nothing changed, on the contrary, things got worse for the citizens of Cyprus. The decision for the compulsory vaccination may not have been announced, but in Cyprus they are told indirectly or directly that if you do not get the vaccine you will have to pay 10 euros for the rapid test to be able to go to the supermarket, bank, cafes, services and even to your work. 10 euros multiplied by 3 times, equals 30 euros per week and 30 euros for 4 weeks equals 120 euros per month. The minimum salary in Cyprus is € 855 euros, but when you subtract 855-120, you have only 735 euros left.
Therefore, based on the data kept in the Provincial Labor Offices of Cyprus, the number of registered unemployed at the end of July 2021, reached 18,950 persons. So what will become of the unemployed who do not have a salary and can get only a minimum income or maybe get nothing? Has the Cypriot government decided anything about them? and not just for the unemployed but also for those who do not want to get the vaccine for whatever reason, some cannot because of health and some because of religion. Did the Government of Cyprus think about these people before taking these measures? Where did the respect go? What is happening globally with this corona virus? Or is the pandemic not to blame and was the pandemic just a cause for some governments? Questions that afflict humanity. Most people in Cyprus with what happened, ran to make an appointment to get the vaccine and not just for their health, just for their freedom and their economy, soon there will be research for this from us.
So do we expect more dictatorial measures by then? Maybe they will introduce a mandatory vaccination from 1th of September ? What else can the Cypriot government do to protect their citizens? Unanswered questions from the people of Cyprus ..
Almost all of us have this small or big ego within us. But the truth is, we overdo it too much once. We know very well in ourselves that egoism does not benefit anything near us, on the contrary, it only offers us our own destruction, which in the end we will bitterly regret.
Be that as it may, when you come across situations where you yourself are responsible for it or where you also have a share of responsibility, it is good to put aside your selfishness and realize what the situations are like. What is it like to understand and behave maturely in the issues you have. Whatever your problem and whatever problem you are facing now, you need to behave as correctly as you can. Even when it is not your fault and the other person is to blame, open his eyes to see that what he did is not right and when he does not listen to you it does not matter. At some point he will see the mistake in front of him and he will tell you that you were right. It does not matter if he does not listen to you now and there is no need to not hang out or have a problem with each other because he does not see what you see. Do not worry about this because he will see it for himself at some point. He will see it and understand it. Maybe not now but later, but it is important that he understands.
But do not always expect others to just back down and apologize. You also have to give up at some point. Stand at your level for a while when you are in a relationship, when you also have minimal responsibility. Do not expect others to do everything and you to do nothing. One day we too must give in, let go of our selfishness in order to be good to others but also to ourselves.
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Love comes where you least expect it. With a look or a smile. It comes where it can not be restrained. He comes and shoots your heart.
But sometimes you feel so emotionally and completely without giving and realizing reality. You think that the one you met in a few days is the right one for you. He is the special man we say. The ideal for you, the one who has it all. Everything you wanted and want, until in the end something goes wrong.
At first everything looks perfect and you wonder “is it a dream or a reality?” , and you just think it’s your dream. Your love. You get so excited that you forget the logic. You forget what you should and should not do and you may be disappointed. You forget that you should not get excited so easily and I should not consider someone so high.
Today no one thinks of anyone. Almost everyone is in the interest. Few men will really care about you, you just have to be careful. Take care of yourself because there is so much ingratitude and indifference. You do not know what will happen to you. Do not be blinded by the slightest thing out there. Do not get excited about the one who at first looks so sweet and then as sour as a lemon because it will come at the moment when someone else will come into your life and treat you perfectly and you will just be elsewhere in your mind. You will think of the one who hurt you, the one you thought had it all. You thought he was the right person for you, but he was wrong. It was your enthusiasm that believed this and not you.
You will be able to see reality with the eyes of your heart, with the eyes there not of enthusiasm and mind but with those of consciousness and feeling.
There will come a time when someone will come to claim you completely and will think of nothing but this. Isn’t that what we all women want anyway? Let someone come and do everything for us. To claim us for what we are and not for what we are not. To dare to make sacrifices for us and to show all the masculine courage that few have. To be really interested in you. The one who wants to show you all he is. That you will always want to do and that you will find time for yourself no matter what exactly he does in his life and above all that he will respect and endure with you. Where he will know how to claim a woman in his life and who will not let any negative thoughts trade him for it.
So can I tell you something? Forget the one who dissolved you, who disappointed you with his big words, with his classy romantic acts and immediately the great enthusiasm he had with you. Forget this opposite love. Live in the present. Live with the one who claims you day by day. Think of him and not the one who did not even find the courage to speak to you honestly. I know, you might say I can not forget him so easily. But everything has its time, it is enough to try and really want to forget. You just have no choice but to do your best and move on because life wants happiness and not misery and I am sure you will succeed.
While there’s nothing of the sort as a “terrible” food, there are sure food sources that are more nutritious than others. So regardless of whether you’re searching for breakfast, lunch, or fast supper formula thoughts for the mid year, this moment is as great an opportunity as at any point to zero in on your general wellbeing and health by loading your eating routine with these top summer superfoods.
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a leafy green vegetable that originated in Persia.
It belongs to the amaranth family and is related to beets and quinoa. What’s more, it’s considered very healthy, as it’s loaded with nutrients and antioxidants.
Eating spinach may benefit eye health, reduce oxidative stress, help prevent cancer, and reduce blood pressure levels.
There are many ways to prepare spinach. You can buy it canned or fresh and eat it cooked or raw. It’s delicious either on its own or in other dishes.
Spinach is an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, including (3):
Vitamin A. Spinach is high in carotenoids, which your body can turn into vitamin A.
Vitamin C. This vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that promotes skin health and immune function.
Vitamin K1. This vitamin is essential for blood clotting. Notably, one spinach leaf contains over half of your daily needs.
Folic acid. Also known as folate or vitamin B9, this compound is vital for pregnant women and essential for normal cellular function and tissue growth.
Iron. Spinach is an excellent source of this essential mineral. Iron helps create hemoglobin, which brings oxygen to your body’s tissues.
Calcium. This mineral is essential for bone health and a crucial signaling molecule for your nervous system, heart, and muscles.
Despite the popular belief that watermelon is made up of only water and sugar, it is actually a highly nutritious food, high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and has far fewer calories than many people mistakenly believe.
Watermelon has become synonymous with summer and not unjustly. It is refreshing and sweet and helps us cope with the high temperatures of the environment. Nutrients.
As far as fruits go, watermelon is one of the lowest in calories — only 46 calories per cup (154 grams). That’s lower than even low-sugar fruits such as berries.
Vitamin C: 21% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
Vitamin A: 18% of the RDI
Potassium: 5% of the RDI
Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
Vitamins B1, B5 and B6: 3% of the RDI
Watermelon is also high in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lycopene. Plus, it has citrulline, an important amino acid.
Corn is a starchy vegetable, but tastes especially sweet when it’s in season during the summer. Both the yellow and white varieties provide thiamin and folate (B-vitamins that help give you energy). To bring out the sweetness of fresh corn, add 1 teaspoon of sugar while boiling.
A many individuals like espresso, tea or pop, yet in case you’re important for the more youthful age you presumably drink Beast Caffeinated beverages or Monster energy drinks. These sweet, jazzed and carbonated drinks are showcased as some different option from pop, yet it’s time you scholarly the untold truths for the Monster Energy drinks.
You may be astonished to discover that Monster Energy Drink was made in a lab by Hansen’s Regular. This is a soda pop brand since quite a while ago connected with better options in contrast to huge brand sweet soft drinks. The organization has been around since the 1930s and is a family claimed business began by Hubert Hanson and his children. Hanson’s Normal began as a natural product juice organization, however during the 1970s the organization chose to get into the soft drink business. The organization had the option to discover a specialty as an option soda producer who promoted soft drinks with genuine natural product juices. Things began to change in 2002 when Hanson’s Normal appeared another item called Monster Caffeinated Drink. To say the new beverage was an extraordinary achievement would be putting it mildly. Yearly incomes detonated from $50 million to $1.7 billion. Yet, how regular truly, are Monster Caffeinated Beverages? Like a great deal of things, it’s relative in light of the fact that Hanson’s Normal uses some organic product juices and other regular fixings in its soft drinks. Monster Caffeinated Beverages contain ginseng, caffeine, niacin, B12 and some taurine. Taurine is an amino corrosive that helps your body digest fats. Contrasted with the huge brand soft drinks it appears as though Monster is somewhat solid.
Fear inspired notions can be ludicrous, fun or even absolutely neurotic. The fear inspired notions that have grown up around Monster Energy drinks are a mix of these. Abnormal anecdotes and theories about this mainstream refreshment delighted in by a large number of youngsters all throughout the planet began to circle on the Web and web-based media stages around 2009. An individual put out a video that suspected to clarify the evil imagery probably stowing away in plane sight on Monster Energy’s marks. The video show depicted the natural three fingered paw plan as a portrayal of the Hebrew “vav” or the number six. This was said to show that the beverage was showing “666” or the indication of the monster. The issue with this metropolitan legend is that it clearly misjudges how Hebrew presentations numbers. In Hebrew you would express “600 66” rather than “six six.” Be that as it may, the evil connivance didn’t stop there. The trick disapproved among us additionally highlighted the “O” utilized in “Monster” that they say contains a cross that is flipped around when the can is tipped up when somebody takes a taste. The issue with this one is that the fascinating looking “O” was taken from the pre-Christian Greek image known as “phi.” A few group need to see detestable examples and worldwide intrigue, yet it just so happens, Monster Caffeinated drinks are totally innocuous – essentially on a profound hidden world plane.
Monster Young ladies
Similar youngsters who like caffeinated drinks, boisterous music and exciting games likewise will in general like a delightful young lady. It likely doesn’t come as a shock then that MonsterEnergy has a group of young ladies who are important for the organization’s promoting endeavors to catch the consideration of youngsters. Think Laker Young ladies or Dallas Cattle rustler Team promoters with a somewhat harder edge and you have the Monster Young ladies. Monster Energy has gathered a global pack of wonders that incorporates Ashley from the US, Danelle from South Africa, Yesenia from Mexico and Alena from the Czech Republic. Monsterenergy.com has a component called Monster Young lady Monday, yet fans need to get to content solely at Beast’s channels. The site isn’t extremely clear on what sort of content fans can expect, yet it says the young ladies will light up your day. The Monster Young ladies were in Dubai in October 2019 as a feature of Monster’s showcasing endeavors to help a ridge carriage rally held in the desert. The photos show the ladies making some extraordinary memories tilting over the hills in the deceived out carts and it resembles loads of fun. Fun is the point right? Monster is selling fun and fervor as caffeinated drinks and the Monster Young ladies are essential for the good times. Are the Monster Young ladies simply one more assortment of pretty faces? Maybe, yet it is by all accounts working for Monster.
Monster Energy drinks are charged as fairly solid beverages that give a tad of a lift for youngsters stretching their boundaries on a skate board or in their cellar playing the most recent computer game. In any case, since individuals are individuals, it wasn’t well before some began to try different things with blending Monster Energy in with various types of liquor. With 34 kinds of Beast Caffeinated beverages and then some and well.. many sorts of liquor the conceivable outcomes appear to be inestimable. To the extent caffeinated drinks go, Monster is likely a decent decision for a blender since it doesn’t have a solid flavor that would meddle a lot with the flavor of your liquor of decision – just commendation it. The part that doesn’t sound good to a many individuals is the possibility that you’d need to blend an exceptionally charged refreshment with liquor, which obviously is definitely not an energizer, however a depressant. It seems like the clashing synthetic substances would kind of counteract one another, yet obviously a developing number of consumers partake in these blends. One mainstream Monster mixed drink joins the caffeinated drink with Absolut vodka and is known as a Pickerdo. Another unnerving invention incorporates Monster, Jagermeister Home grown Alcohol and Malibu Mango Rum. The Loch Ness Beast could be fascinating: Beast, Southern Solace Dark Mark Peach Schnapps, Chief Morgan Spiced Rum, Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila and eight different sorts of liquor. This one really sounds more absurd than intriguing, yet it’s surely a monster of mixed drink.
Monster in the Court
Monster Caffeinated Drink’s promoting endeavors have attempted to depict the brand as cool and hip – partner itself with youthful performers and outrageous competitors. This is the image Monster needs its clients to see, yet the fact of the matter is somewhat unique. The refreshment producer has real been very hostile – suing any individual who is adequately unfortunate to become obvious. Monster enviously watches its name against endeavors to utilize comparable names. Despite the fact that Monster Energy sells drinks, it sought after lawful activity against an organization considered MonsterFishKeepers.com contending that it was blameworthy of copyright encroachment. This may appear to be a little senseless yet a great deal is in question in cases like these. For this situation the fish organization effectively safeguarded itself, however a case like this likewise serves to advise different organizations that Monster Energy is sneaking out there some place standing by to jump. A few group contend that Monster has occupied with a terrible practice called “brand name tormenting.” This is a strategy where an organization utilizes its privileges to a brand name to badger different organizations. Clearly even monsters are touchy on the grounds that the organization sued a site since it gave them a terrible audit. For a monster organization with worldwide deals in the billions of dollars this appears to be especially unimportant. Up until this point, notwithstanding, Monster appears to have had the option to keep up with its picture as a cool, hip organization on top of the more youthful age even as it applies pressure where needed in the court.
Soft drink consumers realize that there most loved effervescent refreshments contain a great deal of sugar. Soft drink organizations realize their clients know this and it’s the reason they offer calorie free “diet” variants of their beverages. Monster Caffeinated drinks are charged as something else than your normal Coke or Pepsi since they incorporate some intriguing fixings like taurine and ginseng. However, not exclusively does a 16 oz. container of the first Monster flavor have 160 mg of caffeine it likewise has an astounding 54 gm of sugar. 54 gm of sugar is equivalent to 13 teaspoons. This enlightening sum is evidently moderated by the way that a 16 oz. could is prescribed to be two servings, however what number of children split their jar of Monster with a companion? This mix of sugar and caffeine has powered numerous a late night long distance race computer game meeting, however at the expense of valuable rest and most likely a couple of teeth. Since they realize not every person needs that amount sugar in a beverage Monster Energy offers sugar free decisions as the Ultra Style assortments like Totally Zero. One of the issues with sweet beverages is that numerous individuals, particularly youngsters, may not know the number of calories a few beverages can have. A 16 jar of Monster contains 220 calories so in the event that somebody two or three these a day the calories include quick. In case clients will exchange a portion of the preference for calories the zero calories choices bode well, yet what children needs to be addressed about these sorts of things.
No Monsters in India
There are a lot of things to drink in India, however one thing they don’t have any longer are Monster Energy drinks. The fundamental issue the Indian government had with this specific caffeinated drink was the mix of caffeine and ginseng. Caffeine, obviously, is an energizer and ginseng has somewhat of a quieting impact, so in 2015 the Food handling and Guidelines Authority of India (FSSAI) concluded that these fixings would basically counterbalance one another so why bother? We realize the fact of the matter was to sell a ton of Monster Caffeinated beverages to individuals who could be persuaded that the refreshment really gave them a little jolt of energy. There was likewise a report that the FFSAI disapproved of the measure of caffeine the beverages contain and that a portion of the beverages that were tried obviously contained more significant levels of caffeine than publicized. It’s indistinct whether the Indian government followed up on its own or was provoked to do as such by purchasers objections. In spite of the cross country boycott in any case, stores were all the while selling the well known refreshments a month after the boycott went into place. Tzinga and Happy to the point bursting, two comparative caffeinated drinks were likewise restricted by the FSSAI for comparative reasons. Indian authorities reacted by saying it would require some investment for the review to completely become real. Perhaps the clashing fixings don’t bode well, yet why not surrender it to the shopper to choose?
Wondering what taurine is in Monsters energy drinks?
Taurine, or 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, is an organic compound that is widely distributed in animal tissues. It is an important component of bile and can be found in the large intestine, and represents up to 0.1% of the total body weight. Taurine was so named because it was first isolated from beef bile in 1827 by German scientists Friedrich Tidemann and Leopold Gmelin. Taurine has many fundamental biological roles, such as bile acid conjugation, antioxidant activity, osmoregulation, membrane stabilization, and calcium signaling coordination. It is essential for cardiovascular function and the development and function of skeletal muscle, the retina and the central nervous system. Taurine is a common additive in energy drinks, which is often promoted for this reason. Taurine is unusual among biological molecules as a sulfonic acid, while the vast majority of biologically abundant acids contain the weakest acidic carboxylic group. Although taurine is sometimes called an amino acid and is indeed an acid containing an amino group, it is not an amino acid in the usual biochemical sense of the term, which refers to those compounds containing both an amino group and a carboxyl group attached to the first (alpha-) carbon atom.
“Coronavirus is just the start. Something far worse is coming”, say educator Ed Winters
Those you don’t know who is Ed Winters, Ed Winters is a vegan educator, public speaker and content creator, widely known for his viral debates, speeches, and video essays.
Ed has spoken at over 1/3 of UK universities and at 6 Ivy league colleges, including as a guest lecturer at Harvard University in both 2019 and 2020. He has given speeches across the world, including at the University of Cambridge, EPFL, Google NYC and Google Zürich. In early 2019 he gave two TEDx talks, surpassing a total of 1.8 million views online. His speech “You Will Never Look at Your Life in the Same Way Again” has over 35 million accumulative views online and has been given to thousands of students across UK universities.
In a 12 month period Ed gave 107 talks to a total of 27,600 people & 33,248 people signed up to go vegan through Ed’s online content.
Last year Ed Winters make a video that tell us Coronavirus is just the start and something far worse is coming. What actually he mean? What worse is coming than Coronavirus? Just watch the video till the end!!
We had to upload this video and for those of you who don’t know, you can also read the following:
Hippocrates, 2000 years ago linked milk consumption with allergies, rashes and gastrointestinal disorders:
• Milk consumption is associated with asthma attacks. The bronchial tubes are blocked by mucus resulting in coughing and obstruction by the casein milk casein. • Milk sensitivity abnormalities: Chronic fatigue, Headaches, Musculoskeletal pain, Hyperactivity, Sleeping urine, Exacerbation of allergies, Asthma. • CHILDREN’S HEALTH is associated with milk consumption: Allergies, iron deficiency, anemia, mental retardation, premature arteriosclerosis, juvenile diabetes, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, tooth decay, inflammatory diseases. Osteoporosis is not a problem of calcium deficiency. Osteoporosis is the result of a loss of calcium, where the mass of milk proteins disrupts the pH of the blood, converting it to acid and causing the calcium in the bones to enter the bloodstream to balance the pH resulting in 50% of the calcium. to be excreted in the urine. • Vitamin D in milk is destroyed by pasteurization • Pasteurization destroys all enzymes, including phosphatase, which is essential for the assimilation of calcium, minerals and vitamins. During pasteurization, the milk is heated to 115 degrees Celsius, making the organic calcium insoluble and therefore very difficult to digest. Temperatures of 190 to 230 degrees Celsius are required to kill typhoid bacilli, coli, tuberculosis and corrugated fever. Pasteurization kills some beneficial bacteria that keep harmful bacteria in check. Within 24 to 48 hours after pasteurization, the amount of harmful bacteria doubles.
• Cow’s milk has twice as much protein as breast milk, so a calf doubles its weight very quickly. Baby calves that drank pasteurized milk died within 30 days.
and the list is endless .. “
This video show us, after giving birth,they are immediately separated from their babies. Female calves will become,like their mothers, a milk production machine. Male calves will go to the meat industry.
We all definitely felt that we could not do it anymore. We can not go on or we can not stand some things. We feel that we are drowned in ourselves. We feel that we can not escape what torments us. We can not in general. But not everything is rosy in our lives. So what do we want a rainbow without rain? It is useless. What if everything was easy in our lives, what would we understand? We would understand absolutely nothing. The easy and the difficult are two paths that each of us walks.
Everything may seem difficult to us now. We may take a moment of despair over financial crisis or human relations problems. There must always be something going on around us for us to put it down. Do not go ahead and stay in the same feelings and in the same ways. To stay only in the bad.
The truth is that no matter what happens in our lives, no matter how difficult roads we encounter, no matter how many blows or knives we receive, one thing we have to think about, even if it is difficult. Life did not come ready in a package. Life takes effort and strength. Life has its difficulties but also its easy ones. Life is not to put it down but to live it every minute and second. To move forward and continue standing with the forehead clean.
After all, in difficult times we seem to be who we really are. In difficult times we will see how much we endure.
Although we live in the 21st century and we are so technologically and materially advanced but we are missing something. It is not just an object or thing or a game. It is a golden and huge good called Freedom. How do I describe this word? As we say a picture is a thousand words, so a word it’s a thousand pictures. Other beautiful and other ugly images. We live in an age where the world is now dominated by ignorance and slavery. We do live in ignorance because we do not want or avoid knowing things as they are. Some people they be afraid to speak and narrate the law because they will be judged or condemned. Speak freely and don’t be afraid for anything. This is how they want you to be afraid and to belong to them rather than to your own freedom. In Freedom which is a difficult word that in order to analyze and describe it one may need countless pages.
Freedom is to free your mind from torturous and negative thoughts. To free yourself from the passions but also the weaknesses from your soul. From the same slavery of yourself. To live freely without being forced by anything. Without depending on the slightest object or thing you see in your life. Freedom is an invaluable asset that is difficult to seize. Have you ever found yourself choosing between slavery and your freedom? You may not have understood it but you really choose between these two. Most of the time we unknowingly you choose bad slavery. We enslave ourselves. For example, we choose to have wealth around us, to become a passion of dependence. Do we do everything to get it, and then what will happen? We lose ourselves. We are losing our own freedom. We choose a road full of iron railings instead of a free road without pressure and without drowning. We can’t hardly understand the whole this word, the Freedom because the most of our days we live on the slavery, inside and outside in our life.
Some wikifs of the ancient Greeks to understand what Freedom is:
It is impossible to be considered free who is a slave to his passions and is dominated by them. (Pythagoras, 580-490 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher)
It seems that excessive freedom turns into excessive enslavement. (Plato, 427-347 BC, Philosopher (State 564A))
A feature of freedom is parsimony (free expression of opinion). (Democritus, 470-370 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher)
Russian weapon: disables radar and communications called the name “Zeus”
The Russian nuclear space trailer Zeus can be used to deactivate potential opponents with electromagnetic pulses and laser “shooting”
The United States and the United Kingdom have blamed Russia for testing a “space weapon” that could be used against satellites, not just those orbiting the Earth.
Russia plans to launch an electromagnetic weapon into orbit around the world to fight cruise missiles and ballistic missiles.
According to documents from the KB Arsenal Design Bureau, we are talking about the development of electromagnetic and laser weapons, which, in addition to fighting enemy missiles, can also be used to destroy a spacecraft.
This weapon is designed to be developed on the “Zeus” nuclear tug.
The Russian nuclear space trailer Zeus can be used to deactivate potential opponents with an electromagnetic pulse and laser “shooting”.
In fact, we are talking about the first known case of placing powerful energy and electromagnetic weapons in the orbit of a planet and, in this case, it is possible to achieve high efficiency in the fight against supersonic weapons.
In addition, experts note that, if necessary, depending on the case, the area of destruction of electromagnetic weapons can be tens or even hundreds of kilometers, which makes it possible to fight enemy forces on the ground, for example: by deactivating communications, radar, air defense systems and, in fact, any other electronic equipment.
“A target from an electromagnetic weapon can cover an area with a radius of several tens of kilometers, if not hundreds. It is very effective in fighting enemy forces, and when laser weapons are used, the accuracy of the blows can be measured in a few centimeters with incredible destructive power. “
According to various estimates, the implementation of such a project may take 10-15 years.
But the foreign ministries of the two countries, the United States and the United Kingdom, report that Moscow has already proceeded with the testing of a satellite, which included the launch of a missile with “weapon characteristics”, urging Russia to behave more “responsibly” in space. .
In particular, the State Department expressed concern about the recent use by Russia of “what appears to be a real anti-satellite weapon system in orbit.”
According to the head of the US Space Command (US Space Command), John Raymond, “the satellite that Russia used for this orbital weapon test is the same satellite that the US expressed concern earlier in the day. year, when they accused Russia of maneuvering near a US satellite. “
“This is an additional element of Russia’s ongoing efforts to develop and test space systems, and in line with the Kremlin’s published military doctrine, to use weapons that would jeopardize US and allied space media,” he said. of the US Space Command.
Although the United States has repeatedly expressed concern about Russian space activity, this is the first time Britain has made similar allegations against Russia.
“Operations like this threaten the peaceful use of space and endanger, from possible debris, satellites and other space systems on which the universe is based,” said Harvey Smith, head of the British space agency.
Russia, Britain, the United States and China are just four of the 100 countries that have signed a space treaty, which stipulates that space is open to exploration in all countries, provided their goals are peaceful.
In fact, the treaty explicitly states that no country should send weapons systems into space or “place” them in orbit around the Earth.
In the future, this tug will be used for flights to the moon and other planets in the solar system. Research on the ISS device has already been dubbed “Nuclon”.
A short story with an moral message: “I call him Dad. Saif the little boy”
A new little fairy tale (short story) that came out in all AMAZON by our CEO of Info-scanner.com. A tale in English for ages 7+ that if you pay attention contains an extreme moral message for the parents themselves but also for all the abused children in the world. Below you can see the description of this short story and find the story itself in the following links down:
“Every child has the right to live, but not alone! Each child needs a family, a home and a home cooked meal. He needs companionship and love and not mistreatment. How many millions of children are mistreated by their own parents, how many children suffer without talking about it? This little story tells you that a maltreated child is needed by a real family, by a real father. It will give you the message that you do not abuse your own child because then it will be too late to regain it back. Mother not only gives birth to their child , mother is the one who grows and really loves her child. This little fairytale is not only for children but also for everyone regardless of age. It is an example for everyone with dedication to all the misused children. A moral message for you and your children that you should not overlook it.”
The author of the book dedicates it to all the abused children of the whole world. Written by Helen Christofi ( CEO of info-scanner.com)
Watermelon: You will not believe how many benefits it has
Despite the popular belief that watermelon is made up of only water and sugar, it is actually a highly nutritious food, high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and has far fewer calories than many people mistakenly believe.
Watermelon has become synonymous with summer and not unjustly. It is refreshing and sweet and helps us cope with the high temperatures of the environment. Nutrients
At 150 grams, watermelon contains:
43 calories, 0 grams of fat, 2 grams of sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrates (including 9 grams of sugar) and 1 gram of fiber.
It also provides 17% of an adult's daily needs of vitamin A, 21% of vitamin C, 2% of iron and 1% of calcium.
Watermelon also contains thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folic acid, pantothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, choline, lycopene and betaine.
What are the health benefits of watermelon?
Asthma: The risk of developing asthma is lower in people who consume large amounts of certain nutrients. One of these nutrients is vitamin C, which is found in many fruits and vegetables including watermelon.
Blood pressure: Research published in the American Journal of Hypertension has shown that watermelon extract supplements lower blood pressure in obese middle-aged adults with pre-hypertension or stage-1 hypertension. It has also been shown to improve the function of arteries. Finally, a diet rich in lycopene can help protect against heart disease.
Cancer: As an excellent source of the powerful antioxidant vitamin C, as well as other antioxidants, watermelon can help fight the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. Lycopene intake has been linked to a reduced risk of prostate cancer in several studies.
Hydration: Watermelon consists of 92% water and rich in electrolytes, while it is an ideal food to prevent dehydration.
Skin: Watermelon contains vitamin A, a nutrient required for the production of sebum (natural oil), which keeps hair hydrated. Vitamin A is also essential for the growth of all body tissues, including skin and hair. Adequate intake of vitamin C is also essential for the construction and maintenance of collagen. Watermelon also contributes to overall hydration, which is vital for healthy skin and hair.
We all have the right to make thousands of mistakes in our lives. To make mistakes over and over again. We all make mistakes anyway, but the important thing is to try to learn from our mistakes. Don’t leave them there as if they were never mistakes. Don’t neglect your mistakes, because if we do this then we lose it and make the same mistakes over and over again.
On some occasions we condemn one of our own people who made a mistake in his life. That’s it’s wrong! He may have made a mistake, it does not mean that we condemn him, reduce him or stop talking to him. Everyone has their own responsibilities. Some may be large and some may be small. You can not judge and condemn someone who made a mistake. No one is better than no one. We all make mistakes without exception. But the point is, we have to see and face our mistakes. We can correct them and only we will change ourselves and no one else because very simply we guide ourselves. If someone, friend or your own people make some mistakes in you that they didn’t understand or they didn’t saw their mistakes, it’s okay. Some day will understand their mistakes and propably they show you that correctly, but if they does not understand then you must to keep going after all but with always next to your side the forgiveness.
We need to understand from our mistakes and gain experience from them. We need to help ourselves. But don’t be afraid because you made mistakes, because the mistakes you made are opportunities for learning. After all, every mistake we make helps us to know ourselves better. Our mistakes mature and evolve us.
It does not mean that we made mistakes and failed in our lives, we must give up so easily. On the contrary, mistakes teach us to persevere, not to put them down with every difficulty, but to try day by day so that success shines on our path. But we must not constantly look in the same mirror, constantly looking at our past with our mistakes and weaknesses because with that we are hindering ourselves. We prevent the forgiveness of ourselves but also the forgiveness of our neighbors, which makes us live there, to live in the same mirror again and again.
As Eliot he said , “Think about your mistakes to take lessons so you don’t have to do them again. But do not stick to them, because they will take you down. “
When you complain and constantly think about what you can not get or what you do not have, remember these 7 things you have.
1) You have a roof over your head.
2) You have food and water every day.
3) You have clothes to wear.
4) You can forgive the others
5) You have a good heart.
6) You have someone who cares about you.
7) You have your health and you breathe.
So learn to appreciate what you have because thousands of people would like to be in your place. Learn to enjoy every moment of your life with what you have and let the rest come by themselves. Do not complicate things, since they are so simple. Drive the negative thoughts out of your mind and add the positive ones, the ones that make you happy. The ones that will make you value your life without caring about anything. Be grateful for anything!
We all swelled in words. The truth must be told. It is our actions that are different than words. Enough with the messages, the calls and all that behind a screen. If you really want to stand next to someone, you will. You will do everything to give him the courage he needs. When you say you will be by his side in difficult times, we do not mean in the small things and in the simple ones. We mean to be next to him in his black moments. When he will not want to talk to you because he is not well or because he prefers to be closed to himself. When he is trapped by thousands of problems in his life and he now feels lost.
Do not leave him. Do not leave him in his black moments. Give him the courage to endure everything that concerns him. Share your love with him. Stand next to him. Try to do everything that you will see the smile on his lips again. You will see the sparkle in his eyes again. Try to give him the most time of yourself. You are the one who should take the initiative in your hands. You are the one who will think about fighting for your relationship and not leaving him. Do not let all this affect you and fight. Do not put them down if you are really interested.
So do not sit in your chair and wait if he will send you a message or if he will call you. Are you dumb? He will not even think about it. You have to act. Go find him and put the phone calls and messages aside. Show who you really are. Show what courage is to say in love. What does it mean to be really interested in someone. What does it mean to really stand in his black moments. In his sorrows, in his serious problems and in what makes him bend.
J&J’s Janssen few years ago paid $8bn in Risperdal antipsychotic drug lawsuit
A jury at Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals to pay $8bn in punitive damages over its marketing of Risperdal, an anti-psychotic drug.
The verdict was in favour of Nicholas Murray, who claimed that the company downplayed risks associated with the drug, which could cause female-like breast growth in men.
Risperdal is indicated to treat psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia.
In 2015, a jury awarded Murray $1.75m after ruling that the company failed to warn the risk of gynecomastia, a condition that causes breast growth in boys and young men.
Murray was prescribed Risperdal from 2003-2008 for treating autism spectrum disorder symptoms.
Later in 2018, a state appeals court upheld the 2015 ruling but decreased the fine to $680,000. A separate plaintiff with similar claims was also awarded a $2.5m jury verdict in 2015.
According to Sheller, PC, which represents plaintiffs injured by defective and dangerous drugs and devices, there are over 1,600 individual Risperdal gynecomastia cases awaiting trial, most of them in Philadelphia.
Murray’s lawyers Tom Kline and Jason Itkin were quoted by Reuters as saying: “This jury, as have other juries in other litigations, once again imposed punitive damages on a corporation that valued profits over safety and profits over patients. Johnson & Johnson and Janssen chose billions over children.” Responding to the latest jury verdict, J&J called the award ‘grossly disproportionate’. The company added that the jury did not hear evidence regarding Risperdal’s risks and benefits.
A statement from J&J read: “Further, the plaintiff’s attorneys failed to present any evidence that the plaintiff was actually harmed by the alleged conduct.
“This decision is inconsistent with multiple determinations outside of Philadelphia regarding the adequacy of the Risperdal labelling, the medicine’s efficacy and findings in support of the Company. We will be immediately moving to set aside this excessive and unfounded verdict.”
The ruling comes after J&J agreed to pay $10m to settle all opioid-based lawsuits in Ohio counties, Cuyahoga and Summit.
Sometimes in my life I feel that I have absolutely no way out of the problems I encounter. Everything I feel, that stress penetrating inside me, kills me little by little. Maybe anxiety about material goods, about the accounts I owe and maybe even more serious situations in my life. Sometimes I have no control over all this and I come up with something out of the ordinary, but sometimes I forget it all. How? It will seem impossible to you, but through your eyes, I forget everything .. I can not understand either but whenever I meet you, there is not a moment that I do not look at you because when I look at you everything leaves my mind, everything problems and all the negative thoughts. You are my exit and entry. You have a character different from the others. A simple character and calm. You have peace in your soul. Every time I see you, I calm down. Even now I see your eyes on the screen.
To go through difficult times in my life and for you to stand by me is the most important thing. But the truth is that sometimes we make our lives difficult and complicated. When we have the people around us that we love, we want nothing more. This is the reality, but sometimes we are ungrateful and selfish, that we want everything perfect in our lives. We want everything our own, not to miss anything. Only we are wrong. The more we want, the less we lose. It all sounds like a seed in our minds that does not say to leave. It is an incurable disease. But come on, we ourselves do not want to be cured, we already like it. I think we are masochists or just drowned in a glass of water that we do not say to swim and break this glass that prevents us from reaching the mainland. That’s why you came, for all this. You opened my eyes, but above all I saw what I did not want to see. The reality.
I saw through your eyes what I did not see in mine. What a tragic irony .. That’s why you who read this, appreciate what you have in your life, before the people you love to see them only in photos ..
A moving short film that will touch you (The gift)
It is not unnatural to see a child today who would rather play video games than go out with his dog. But in a unique and moving shot of this very familiar scenario, the German animator Jacob Frey reveals to the world the special bond that a child can create with his pet.
“The Present” was released by Frey in 2014 and won 60 awards, promoting the four-minute animated short to virus status with over one million views on YouTube in recent weeks.
“The film tells the story of a boy who rather spends his time indoors playing video games instead of finding out what awaits him in front of the door,” Frey wrote in a blog post about the film. “One day his mom decides to get a little surprise for her son, which makes it difficult for him to focus on his video game.” The surprise the boy receives is an adorable, playful puppy with a disability. The boy tries to focus on his video game as the puppy tries to persuade him to play, but is eventually won over by the puppy’s determination and resilience.
Don’t be afraid to touch the Patience-info-scanner.com
Be patient and the sky will become bluer as Alekos Sakellarios says in his lyrics. Strong lyrics from 1966. Think that since 1966 and before they were still talking about patience. Even before you were born, there were dark and icy roads. Their only company was the cloud and the storm and their only solution was patience. They were to wait but also to endure the blows of life. The dark situations they were experiencing at that time.
But 2021 today and most of us have lost and ignore the word – patience. It is difficult to cultivate patience when we ourselves are completely unaware of it and are constantly in tension. We are constantly running to reach the same thing again and again. We are completely anxious and that is one reason we lost our patience. We can make things simpler if we look at reality a little bit. If we see how we move and how we talk. Our movements. Let’s see a little inside us. Very hard to doing that. But not at all difficult if we dare to touch patience once. Instead of getting upset because the car broke down and we could not go to work and did not manage to do all this today, we can wait again. We may not do that today. The issue is simple, we make it complicated. Once we say “ok it does not matter” or prefer another option in our lives. But this is how things are sometimes, we just want to do everything perfectly in our lives and everything is rosy. But what kind of life is this? Without rain, a rainbow never comes out, not even by force. We do not all have the same disadvantages or advantages. But let us not worry about them. Everything in its time.
Many of us say “I can not be patient”, and what about that? The truth is we can not or do not want to gain patience? Do we not want to struggle once or do we not want to grow a little spiritually? Unfortunately, most of the time we prefer easy roads. Those without virtues. Life is simpler than we imagine but in our own eyes it is so difficult to see. We are afraid or we don’t dare to touch patience. One truth from life is that it does not help to worry about things we cannot control. The Bible aptly states: “Which of you by being anxious can by reason of length prolong his life even by a few inches?” – Luke 12:25, The New Testament — A Handbook of Study and Life.
A man can be more attractive and sexy than any model out there. If you think that an attractive person looks good by his image then you are wrong. Appearance does not play a role by his image but equally important are his manners and habits and I am sure you have encountered at least 1 of his 7 habits:
1. He is kind
A man shows by his attitude towards you how kind he is and how kind he is to others and he don’t degrade anyone. If a man is polite, testifies a lot about his character and definitely makes him attractive.
2. He is consistent
There is of course no more attractive than a man who is consistent in his daily life and takes care of his health, himself and of course to be fresh and well dressed.
3. He is patient
Without patience everything collapses. Patience is what helps everything. In bed, at work and at home. It’s totally great motivation for a man.
4. He knows how to cook
Just from the image of the man cooking in the kitchen is a sexy situation in itself. Don’t miss this opportunity, especially if he knows how to cook super!
5. He have humor
If you don’t want to be frustrated you must to invest in a good man with humor. The man with humor, who makes you laugh up to the ears, do not leave him. In addition, do not forget that laughter is the ultimate stimulant, which increases sexual desire and attraction.
6. He is romantic
Surely a man who presents, show and expresses his feelings with romance is that most beautiful thing in a man. But tell me which woman she don’t like a romantic man?!
7. He pays attention to details
He don’t miss an opportunity to every small and insignificant thing who sees in front of you and he gives so much importance and interest that in the end he seduces you with his movements. 🙂
6 signs that he has fallen in love with you…Male behaviors that reveal that he has indeed fallen in love with you. 6 obvious signs that you will find ..
He has forgotten his ex! Before he met you, when he divorced he was constantly thinking about his ex for a long time and now that he knows you and you started your relationship with him, he only thinks about you. In his mind is only you and no one else.
Ηe cares about you! What does that mean; He cares about you. He wants to know everything about you. What do you think, what makes you happy. She does not want to see you sad and does everything to see your smile again.
He can’t wait to see you again! This is important. He can’t bear not to see you and to show you constantly that he wants you. He wants to see you and spend time with you.
It has priority over you! He used to watch football with his friends but now he does not mind losing it because of you because he sees you as a priority. He has you at the top of his list now and he don’t want to lose you!
He thinks of you and he misses you! When he tells you that he thinks of you and he miss you , so he just feels something for you. You did not enter his mind by chance and he wants to show you that because he feels it so much.
Love seems! Love is not hidden honey! It seems and you can see him and understand him through his eyes, from the way he smiles at you, from his look and from his movements. Even when he hugs you he does not want to let go of his hands.
Do not neglect these. When you see these signs it means that he has really fallen in love with you! Don’t close your eyes to love!
Big protest by Cypriot people in Cyprus for their freedom, about the measures οf Covid19 and the vaccine mandatory..
Cypriot Protest: Angelos Konstantinidis and his lawyer Savvas Savvidis speak in Cyprus for their freedom (video)
To many people and lawyers in the free part of Cyprus (Larnaca,Paphos,Nicosia,Limassol) , they decided to organize protests about the measures of Covid19 and the vaccine mandatory. We found some of this people, the cypriot Angelos Konstantinidis, that Angelos denounced by the government for “illegal protests”, which then proceeded to court for his victory.
With the support of 20 of his fellow human beings and his lawyer Savva Savvidis out of court before few days ago .. INNOCENT the accused for the charge of inciting demonstrations after the court acquitted him of the charges .. Lawyer Savvas Savvidis accepted the decision to acquit the accused Angelos Konstantinidis but asked the court to proceed with the unconstitutionality of the decree. The court responds to Mr. S. Savvidis since there is no case, we can not proceed on our own, to the unconstitutionality. The conclusions to the readers .. !!!
Also Thousands of people at 15 of May in Nicosia and Paphos have shouted with one voice saying a great end to fascism of all shades. The cypriot people can no longer continue to accept the unconstitutional and anti-popular fascist measures of the government and the partisanship where it whistled indifferently.
Watch the video below: Cypriot Angelos Konstantinidis and his lawyer Savvas Savvidis speak in Cyprus for the freedom (greek,english subs)
You can easily recognize and see these 9 signs that he or she who likes you is not thinking about a relationship. It is not that he don’t want a relationship with you, but he generally don’t want and is not suitable for a relationship during this time.
You can quickly realize these 9 signs that should convince you that he does not want a relationship these days. Here:
He often emphasizes to you that he has many responsibilities in his / her life and does not want to be in new ones responsibilities.
Sometimes he finds excuses not to go out with you or cancels your appointments.
Does not answer your messages or phone calls. He answers when he remembers.
He go out more with friends instead of you.
Tells you that he / she does not have much time for his / her personal affairs since he / she is busy most of the time at work.
He don’t talk every day with you.
Most of the time you send a message first.
He / she is interested in other activities in his / her life more than you.
In the end, if he does not tell you that clearly, he will imply you that he don’t want a relationship and he don’t even think about it.
So when you quickly realize these 9 signs then it is better not to push things and to respect what he/she wants. After all, life goes on. Don’t take it personally.
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The Greek genocide (Greek: Γενοκτονία των Ελλήνων, Genoktonia ton Ellinon), including the Pontic genocide, was the systematic killing of the ChristianOttoman Greek population of Anatolia which was carried out during World War I and its aftermath (1914–1922) on the basis of their religion and ethnicity. It was instigated by the government of the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish national movement against the indigenous Greek population of the Empire and included massacres, forced conversion to Islam, forced deportations involving death marches[where?], expulsions, summary execution, and the destruction of Eastern Orthodox cultural, historical, and religious monuments. Several hundred thousand Ottoman Greeks died during this period. Most of the refugees and survivors fled to Greece (adding over a quarter to the prior population of Greece). Some, especially those in Eastern provinces, took refuge in the neighbouring Russian Empire.
By late 1922, most of the Greeks of Asia Minor had either fled or had been killed. Those remaining were transferred to Greece under the terms of the later 1923 population exchange between Greece and Turkey, which formalized the exodus and barred the return of the refugees. Other ethnic groups were similarly attacked by the Ottoman Empire during this period, including Assyrians and Armenians, and some scholars and organizations have recognized these events as part of the same genocidal policy.
The question of the number of victims of persecution during the decade that lasted until the Asia Minor Catastrophe concerns scholars and activists seeking the recognition of the events as genocide and is related to the question of the multitude of Greeks living in Asia Minor at the beginning of World War II. In the case of Pontus, the scholar and refugee Georgios Valavanis himself established in 1925 the number of 353 thousand victims, which was then reproduced by the activists of the Pontian genocide, as a result of which it was officially accepted and repeated in all relevant commemorative ceremonies. Political scientist Rudolf Rammel estimates that it cost the lives of approximately 326,000-382,000 Greeks. The number of 350,000 dead in the Pontus during the period of the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923, is repeated by the genocide scholars Samuel Totten and Paul Bartrop. As the journalist Tassos Costopoulos proved, however, this number of Valavanis came with the arbitrary addition of 50,000 to the number of 303,238 displaced mentioned in a 1922 pamphlet, who were presented not as displaced but as exterminated. Costopoulos estimates that about 100-150,000 were exterminated in the period 1912-1924 in Pontos.
On February 24, 1994, the Greek Parliament unanimously voted to declare May 19 a “Day of Remembrance for the Greek Genocide in Asia Minor,” the day Mustafa Kemal landed in Samsun. Also in 1998, Parliament unanimously voted to declare “September 14th as a day of national remembrance of the genocide of the Greeks of Asia Minor by the Turkish State.”
In December 2007, the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) officially recognized the Greek genocide, along with the Assyrian genocide, and issued the following resolution:
"CONSIDERING that the denial of a genocide is universally recognized as the final stage of genocide, ensuring impunity for the perpetrators of genocide, and well-prepared the ground for future genocides,
CONSIDERING that the Ottoman genocide against the minority populations during and after the First World War is usually presented as genocide against the Armenians only, with little recognition of the qualitatively similar genocides against other Christian minorities,
DECIDES that it is the belief of the International Union of Genocide Scholars that the Ottoman campaign against the Christian minorities of the empire, between 1914 and 1923, constituted genocide against the Armenians, Assyrians, Pontians and Greeks.
"THE UNION DECIDES to ask the Turkish Government to recognize the genocides against these populations, to formally apologize, and to take appropriate and important steps towards restoration (non-repetition)."
Commemorative plaque of the Pontian Brotherhood of South Australia for the exterminated Pontians in Adelaide, Australia.
The Pontian genocide is officially recognized as such by four states, Greece by law of 1994 (N. 2193/1994), Sweden by a vote in the Swedish parliament on March 11, 2010, Armenia by March 2015, along with the genocide of the Assyrians and the Netherlands, together with the genocide of the Armenians and Assyrians, on April 9, 2015.
Turkey does not acknowledge that there was genocide and attributes the deaths to war losses, plague and disease and does not admit that there was genocide. Most modern Turks are partially or completely ignorant of these events. However, Turkish historians have publicly described the events as genocide.
A new book and album of modern greek music is out now in a new way with the classical guitar. The info-scanner.com , found more about Mark Hussey, his book and album.
Tell us a few words about you. How and when you became a classical guitarist?
I’m a UK born British Cypriot with a father from the UK and mother from Cyprus. I’ve been living in the UK since 1997. I gained, PhD in virology from Oxford University (2006) but subsequently turned to the guitar for an alternative career. Guitar music has always had a special place in my heart and I wanted to craft a career if possible doing something I love despite little or no formal training on guitar. With the music I was learning and playing, I started to land classical and solo guitar paid performances. Before I knew it I was being branded a classical guitarist. I would rather like to think of myself as an all round guitarist as I incorporate a lot of jazz, flamenco and improvisation into my music.
When did you release your book of sheet music and your album: Spirit of the Greeks?
The album and the book were released 1st May this year. To me it was important to release this book now because it marks almost 100 years from the birth of modern Greek music .
How did you get inspired?
The idea for Spirit of the Greeks – Greek music for classical guitar, was born out of me trying to pay tribute to the music I had gown up around in Cyprus. Being a guitarist I wanted to try to express some of these songs as solo pieces and began to craft my arrangements. After writing them down to sheet music, I thought how nice it would be to share them. I sought all the relevant permissions, and was licensed to include them in a publication. I feel rather lucky to have been able to get permission as it was quite a challenge with more obstacles thrown in the way that I could have imagined. Still, now that it is complete, I’m delighted to be able to share this sheet music for other guitar players to enjoy as well the album for the general public.
What do you believe about the Greek music? Do you believe the older repertoire is not heard anymore by the people?
I think Greek music has been largely overlooked outside Greece and Cyprus. The language is of course a barrier, but playing this music as instrumental guitar pieces may open it up to a new audience, especially to classical and Spanish guitar enthusiasts. Greek music deserves a wider audience and I wanted to play my part. In the west we celebrate the jazz , rock and pop icons but Greek music has its own genius composers, performers and all in a completely unique style.
I am sure people still enjoy the older music but it would be great to see a strong revival. I wasn’t born when most of this music was written, and so nostalgia does not really play a part in my judgement that the older repertoire is richer in many ways. It was real, honest and in a time of fewer distractions, the messages within were more important and more powerful than today. Of course, the recordings were largely unaltered and musicians really had to play well.
Do you think that there is not enough promotion for this music ? and how do you think this music should be promoted?
Through writing this book, I discovered that it is very hard for todays performers revive old Greek music through covering it with their own versions. Yes many people do record it, but I’m not sure how ‘legal’ their recording are. The copyright restrictions were an enormous surprise, and in my view of no benefit to promoting the original artists. For example, my aim was to share this music such that the original artists could be rediscovered promoting Greek music and Greek culture. This required a difficult process of seeking the copyright owners, obtaining permission, payment and agree to numerous terms imposed before I could include them in the book, even for songs that are now nearly 100 years old. I believe, covering an artists music should be seen as a positive event, in the interest of the genre, artist and the estate of the artist. It is also of cultural importance. It is strange to think that one could in theory legally perform a song of say Mikis Theodorakis, but when writing it down for others to try their hand at, you could be taken to court for damages. I’m not sure of sharing ‘how to play’ songs, does any damage. I feel strongly that it instead adds to the writers legacy. Perhaps a change to the copyright laws may be the best way helping Greek music expand its reach beyond its boarders.
Which is your favorite piece from the album: Spirit of the Greeks?
My favourite piece on the album could well be ‘Pou Nai Tha Chronia’, not least because I have so much respect for George Dalaras as singer and performer, but also because it is such a powerful, detailed song. It was what I can only describe as a beautiful challenge to play on a single guitar, fitting in as many of these details as possible. Most important however, was getting the melody right. As I was recording it felt like Dalaras was singing it in my ear. It is my sincere hope that he enjoys my rendition supported by flamenco style palmas.
The following pieces are included in both book and album, arranged for and played on classical guitar.
Xekina Mia Psaropoula
Pou Nai Tha Chronia
Bouzouki Mou Diplochordo
To Zeibekiko Tis Evdokias
Siko Horepse Sirtaki
Never on Sunday
Mark can be heard demonstrating these arrangements on the album ‘Spirit of the Greeks’ also available on Amazon, Spotify and Apple (see below)