OLIO APP SAVES GOOD FOOD

OLIO App saves wasted food to become a Lifeline for those who can’t afford to feed themselves. One person saved by the app said, ‘I don’t have to decide whether to have food or take a bus to work.’ The Olio App designed to tackle food waste proves to be a lifeline for people who struggling to afford to feed themselves. The seven million tonnes of food and drink that end up in the bin from households in the UK is rescued by OLIO. App was set up to help people with surplus food to give food to others connecting who want itIt’s a simple premise: add your leftover food to the free app and someone will contact you asking if they can have it. They’ll then come and collect it and use it for themselves. Users free to browse whats on offer to see if there’s anything they want for themselves. OLIO App started as food waste saver but people find it helps stop food poverty. If inconvenient for someone to pick up the food, users can leave it at a local drop point. No matter if food is loose, raw, cooked, opened, unopened or whatever if edible, OLIO will take it. But while thousands of users have been using the app simply to combat food waste, there has been an unexpected side-effect: people in financial difficulty are using it to feed themselves.

Cook, who launched the app in 2015, said that hearing stories about people using OLIO to help feed themselves left her feeling a mixture of emotions. She explained: “Obviously, we are happy that good, nutritious food is being saved and getting into the hands of people that need it. “Sometimes people feel a sense of shame when they are referred to a food bank so OLIO acts as a stigma-free alternative, to enable neighbours to come together and to feel neighbourly connection. “We also feel a sense of indignation. We think it’s immoral that in 2017, in the 5th largest economy in the world, so many people are going without, while at the same time an obscene amount of food is going to waste. The latest statistics paint a depressing picture: There are 8 million in the UK who struggle to put food on the table while households collectively bin £13bn worth of food (£700 per family) each year. “It just doesn’t make sense and more needs to be done to tackle this shameful paradox.” After hearing stories such as Viktorija Hazāne’s, the team at OLIO decided to run Hidden Hunger campaign. Hunger doesn’t just unravel in famine-struck corners of the developing world it could be affecting neighbours on your street.

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Seven million tonnes of food and drink end up in the bin from households in the UK

She said: “Saving food redistributed to those in need is not ultimate solution and sometimes it masks deeper cracks into what’s really going on. As charities and food banks mobilise to meet this need, there is less pressure on the government to address the root causes of food poverty and this needs to be addressed urgently. “Benefit cuts, sanctions, stagnating wages, increasing food costs and bills and zero hour contracts mean that more and more people are being faced with impossible choices and these are all caused by political decisions. People living in food poverty require significant structural assistance in lives to stop food waste requires systematic change. There is an intersection where they overlap and both problems can be addressed to everyone’s benefit as a short term relief, but more needs to be done at a political level to tackle the root causes of these problems.”

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DEFIBRILLATOR SAVES LIFE

article-1329133-0BFE2B7F000005DC-908_468x322Using defibrillator recently installed at a boy’s school highlights urgent training for public to use them. A 15-year-old’s life is saved by father after Ethan Askew started to feel ill in sports class and told his teacher before he stopped breathing and collapsed in his arms. Stuart Askew works as premises manager at Steiner Academy school at Much Dewchurch in Herefordshire, which his son attends, and ran to deliver emergency aid. He said afterwards: It was very scary, but I remembered we had a defibrillator so didn’t doubt it will be OK ending. NHS England and NHS Scotland are joining British Heart Foundation and Microsoft over next 12 months to create database of defibrillators across UK. The move is in response to figures of public-access to defibrillators used is less than 3% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests British Heart Foundation says it “significantly reduces the survival chances of tens of thousands of people each year.” Stuart says the device was “very easy” to use, acknowledges considering the stressful circumstances. “Thank God this terrible and frightening experience turned into life saving of son. Ambulance arrived in five minutes and Ethan was taken to the hospital and put in induced coma. Tests revealed one of his coronary arteries is too narrow as random genetic condition and because he exercised so much, not enough oxygen was getting to his heart.Ethan Askew went back to school to see his friends three days after his double coronary bypassThree days after his operation Ethan surprised his friends at school and was filled in on what went on at school the day he collapsed. Ethan had surgery to replace his artery. Now 16, he says he’s fully recovered and “even better than before.” He says it feels like a bizarre dream. “I still can’t believe it happened. Honestly I can’t remember anything from that day. I can remember the day before and I can’t remember anything in past until I woke up from my induced coma and then after that it was a bit hazy.” And he was not fully aware it was his Dad that saved him. “Everything was so overwhelming, I didn’t really acknowledge it that much. I kind of just accepted everything that happened from then on. “They only told me they put it in two days before after I came out of hospital, so was quite a surprise.”IMG_20180810_075002Ethan AskewEthan was hiking in the Brecon Beacons six months after his collapse. But Stuart says things could be very different. “He was due to go on his Duke of Edinburgh silver expedition the week after, which means he’d have been in the middle of the Brecon Beacons. We’re so fortunate that it happened within sight almost of a community defibrillator.” The first thing Stuart did when he went back to work was to register the defibrillator with the West Midlands Ambulance service. He says people shouldn’t be scared to use them in an emergency, even if they haven’t had any first aid training. “Have the confidence that the device is there to help. As soon as you unzip pack only one or two buttons to press and the device tells you what to do. “Don’t be afraid and just know that you’re doing some good – you have the potential to save someone’s life having the guts to go get this device is really is having confidence to grab it to help save somebody’s life. Airports, village halls, railway stations and nationwide is now available so look out for them. You can help save 30,000 people who suffer cardiac arrest away from hospital each year.  Chances of survival are as high as 75 per cent if defibrillation is delivered rapidly. British Heart Foundation said at least 230 lives are saved already. A heart attack is the main cause of cardiac arrest, when the heart stops effectively pumping blood around body and goes into ventricular fibrillation, meaning the muscles are contracting randomly rather than regularly so heart stops. A defibrillator uses electricity to shock the heart out of this lethal rhythm and back to normal. From the moment one stops breathing, it takes four minutes before brain starts to die. Applying a controlled shock within five minutes of collapse provides best chance of survival. For every minute heart stopped, chances of staying alive reduced by 14 per cent. It is important to remember you can be someone to use defibrillator,’ says Clive James, St John Ambulance trainer. The AED automatically carries out many of the key stages of resuscitation, such as recognising electrocardiogram rhythm (ECG). ‘This assesses whether the heart is shockable,’ says James. ‘In 80 per cent of cases it will be.’ Shoppers at London's Westfield practice using a defibrillatorShoppers at Westfield practice using a defibrillator, 10,000 AEDs placed in shopping centres, airports, village halls and railway stations. If cardiac arrest has not occurred, rhythm incompatible, a shock not administered. So sensitive are machines they assess how strong the shock needs to be so most city’s Tube and train stations, international airports, churches, schools or in the markets to provide AEDs on sites placed in small white boxes on walls around these places to notice in advance in case you need to help someone. Open the box and lift out the AED to find a small package containing two sticky pads you plug into the main AED box similar to a child’s lunchbox. Its latest technology of adhesive pads for better contact with skin than traditional paddles. The gyms need AED trained volunteers to help the fitness instructors during emergency. A defibrillator pack has turn on machine instruction’s so voice says put pads on a patient’s chest and press buttons.Alice Smellie with a defibrillator pack

Carefully lay the two large, white sticky pads on bare chest, one up near right shoulder and the other down by the left ribs. The normal-electro impulse starts in the top right-hand side of the heart and passes to the bottom left-hand side. The machine’s electricity pass through heart’s normal route. The AED tells you it checks heart rhythm. ‘Clear!’ Means press the orange shock button if heart in arrest, the shock brings back rhythm but for training pads no current runs through. It is crucial to remember the medic and onlookers take care not to touch patient. ‘There are no recorded cases of injury, but it’s not worth risking an electric shock. Importance of AEDs is remember to locate and use them and be sure to supply at least three in small premises and 20 in large complexes of playing sports centres. Clinically dead for minutes saved by the defibrillator available and someone prepared to use it. Defibrillators need onsite training for volunteers to test out AED on dummy. Shoppers be aware where its available, as public allowed its use in emergency. Ideally people should be trained, but lack of training shouldn’t stop use,’ says Dr Jasmeet Soar, of the Resuscitation Council, body behind recent change in regulation. Studies show schoolchildren are able to turn them on and follow the instructions. Trained first-aider may not be at the sight of collapsed patient so people can help save lives. Generis, 37, saved two lives using defibrillator said  help save someone. He felt buzz as the paramedics arrived and they told him he brought patients back.’ If one suffers cardiac arrest there’s a good chance of survival thanks to AED in sports and social clubs. AEDs are everywhere. And that’s very reassuring. Above all take care of personal health, eat, rest, sleep, and drink plenty of water. Remember God is life Giver so honour and preserve life. It is good to press the chest to kick start or give the kiss of life. Learn more about reviving people using massage in places where there is no defibrillator. People use massage and rely totally on prayer in the Mighty Name of Jesus of Nazareth to raise the dead. GLORY be to God.

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AMAZING MIRACLE RESCUE

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Thank God Almighty for this amazing miracle rescue of the coach and Wild Boar team boys trapped in the cave in Thailand has made headlines all over the world. This miracle surpassed any past cave rescue missions so involved numerous international cave diving experts. Thanks to excellent teamwork, all managed to overcome overwhelming challenges to rescue team successfully. It is beyond any other previous daring rescues without precedence yet worked together to rescue the team and experts who risked their lives to save them. The poignant issue that stood out for me is a miracle of ability to communicate with  the two British cave divers who helped to rescue the team. How on earth would they understand each other without the only English speaker among. It would probably have caused further delays or complicated matters. In counselling the concept of entering cave means getting into the most painful areas of life one does not want address. The mountain in this case described as sleeping woman so symbolically her womb was entered. The flood birth water had to be drained so human life is born. Like a birthpang labour pain is unpredictable and time-consuming the process was daunting but by the Grace of God team delivered safely to the Glory of God. unnamed (1)The 12 boys were all rescued and taken to hospital to be checked with the coach and later released press conference. On 23 June, 12 boys and their football coach walked into cave after football practice in northern Thailand. The boys, who are part of the Moo Pa – Wild Boars  football team became trapped when heavy rains flooded the Tham Luang cave to cut off their escape route. All 12 boys and their coach have been freed from the cave. A few details about the group have been released. Here is what we know about the boys and their coach:Chanin VibulrungruangChanin Vibulrungruang (Nickname: Titan), 11 is the youngest in the team, who played as a forward. Titan started playing football at seven before joining his school’s sports club. He was later invited to join Wild Boars football club.Panumas SangdeePanumas Sangdee (Nickname: Mig), 13. According to Nopparat Kantawong, the head coach of the football team, Mig is bigger than other kids his age, but he is agile. He is a defender for Wild Boars.Duganpet PromtepDuganpet Promtep (Nickname: Dom), 13 is a striker, and captain of the Wild Boars, Dom has reportedly been scouted by many professional clubs in Thailand. He is said to be motivator and respected by team for his football skills. Players on field need captain like him because sometimes a coach can’t get in to solve their problems,” Nopparat told the BBC.

Adul Sam-onAdul Sam-on, 14 born in Myanmar’s self-governing Wa State and left his family behind to get a better education in Thailand, according to reports. The left defender speaks Thai, Burmese, Chinese and English, and was the only one able to communicate with the British divers when the group was first discovered. While trapped in the cave, the boys and their relatives exchanged letters, carried by the rescue divers. Adul told his parents he missed them and not to worry. “Mum and Dad want to see your face,” his parents wrote. “Mum and Dad pray for you and your friends, so we can see each other soon.”  Adul is also a talented volleyball player – and part of a local team that came second in all of northern Thailand two years in a row, local teacher Bunjob Chai-arm told BBC. Adul said he learnt as a Christian in Church. So an amazing miracle the team gets on well together despite being from different faiths. This mutual respect is a great advantage and so its good to learn basic English.  Somepong JaiwongSomepong Jaiwong (Nickname: Pong), 13 is a cheerful boy who likes football, and all sports. He dreams of becoming a footballer for the Thai national team,” his teacher Manutsanun Kuntun told AFP. The left winger wrote to parents from inside the cave, saying: “I love Dad and Mum. Don’t worry about me, I’m safe.” His parents replied: “Take good care of yourself and be strong said Dad and Mum and all are waiting for you.”Mongkol BooneiamMongkol Booneiam (Nickname: Mark), 12. Mark has been described by his teacher as a “very respectful” boy. He cheerful, energetic, very friendly, and likes football and volleyball, Bunjob Chai-arm told the BBC. Mark and his mother had moved to Thailand from Myanmar. He plays in same volleyball team as Adul. His father Thinnakorn Boonpiem told AFP that his son is a “good boy” who loves to study – almost as much as football.Nattawut TakamrongNattawut Takamrong (Nickname: Tern), 14. In a letter to his parents, Tern told them not to worry about him. The defender wrote he missed his parents and grandparents, but “Tern can take care of myself. “Dad and mum are not angry at you and do not blame you,” his parents replied, adding that they were waiting for him “in front of the cave.”Peerapat SompiangjaiPeerapat Sompiangjai (Nickname: Night), 17. Night plays as right winger on the team. He went missing on his birthday and his parents say they are still waiting to hold his party. According to reports, the boys went into the cave to celebrate Night’s birthday. They were said to have brought treats and snacks along with them. The supplies probably helped sustain group in the many days spent trapped inside the cave. Sittthisak Sawanrak, who goes to the same cycling club as Night, describes him as “a great lad who just loves to cycle and play football.“He’s a quiet boy – doesn’t talk much, but a very good, polite boy,” he told the BBC. In a letter to his parents from the cave, Night wrote: “Night loves everyone” and drew several hearts.Ekarat WongsukchanEkarat Wongsukchan (Nickname: Bew), 14. Bew is the goalkeeper of the team. In a letter to his mother, Bew promised to help her sell things at her shop once he was rescued.Prajak SuthamPrajak Sutham (Nickname: Note), 15. Note is described by family friends as a “smart, quiet guy who loves sport and supports Chiang Rai United.” Family friend Ponrawee Tachavandee told the BBC he was “shocked” when he learned Note was trapped. “I didn’t expect he would go inside cave.” Rinlinee Sombat, who works in the same garage as Note’s father, describes him as a kind boy who takes care of his two-year-old sister, and enjoys playing with her young son. He is a smart kid, when you teach him how to fix something in garage learns how to do it after just one go,” she told the BBC.Pipat PhoPipat Pho (Nickname: Nick), 15 in his letter, Nick told his parents he wants to go for Mookatha, or Thai barbeque, when he comes out of the cave. “Nick loves Mum, Dad and siblings,” he wrote, alongside a drawing of a heart.Pornchai KamluangPornchai Kamluang (Nickname: Tee), 16. Tee is a defender for the Wild Boars. “Don’t worry, I’m very happy”, said Tee in a letter to his parents.The mood was tense as people waited for news of high-risk operation. The Assistant coach Ekapol Chantawong (Nickname: Ake), 25. Ake reportedly born in Myanmar and lost his parents at a young age. Before becoming a football coach, spent several years as a Buddhist monk, and learnt to conserve energy by restricting movements and meditating. According to local news reports, taught these techniques to the boys in the cave. In his letter, Ake apologised to parents for taking boys into cave network, but many replied to say they did not blame him. “I promise I will take care of the kids as best as I can,” Ake wrote.The found Thai cave boys July 2018The group of boys and their coach were found after nine days. Some media reports suggest that when the group was found Ake was the weakest, having refused to eat any of the food they had brought with them, giving it instead to the boys. His note aincluded a message to his aunt and grandmother, informing them that he was “fine.” Do not worry too much about me. Take good care of your health,” he wrote, adding: “Please prepare vegetable juice and pork rind for me to eat when I get out. Thanks.”A composite image showing the rescued football teamThank God meant finally, they had been found. Two British Mr Volanthen and Richard Stanton were in the cave after being called in by Thai authorities with another British caving expert Robert Harper. The trio arrived in Thailand 3 days after football team went missing. More than 1,000 people were involved in operation from all over the world.Richard William Stanton Robert Charles Harper and John Volanthen(From Left to right) Richard Stanton, Robert Harper and John Volanthen. The British Cave Rescue Council (BCRC) – the body for voluntary underground rescue in British Isles in contact with British divers since the return. Bill Whitehouse, council’s vice chairman, said the men described dive as “gnarly” in an email, meaning there were complications and problems.  It was 11 hour round trip, involving a 1.5km passage, flooded open he told BBC’s Breakfast.Cross section of cave showing various hazardsOn hearing the boys were found, Mr Whitehouse said: “It was really quite a moment, I can tell you.” However, he said that “moment of euphoria” for the divers and the boys would have been followed by: “Now what?”Bill Whitehouse of British Cave Rescue Council was in touch with the divers. Around 4,000 volunteers worked to clean up the area around cave which was battered by relays of rescuers, volunteers and news crews.

What we know about trio

Mr Volanthen and Mr Stanton are part of the South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team. John and Rick involved in a good number of rescues over the years, and they’ve got lot of personal expertise to take to Thailand,” the team’s chairman, Gary Mitchell, saidIn France in 2010 the pair were part of a team attempting to rescue a trapped diverMr Stanton, a retired firefighter from Coventry, was also involved in the rescue of six British cavers in Mexico in 2004.Richard StantonRichard Stanton was made an MBE in recognition of his cave diving rescue services. During that rescue Mr Stanton was able to persuade one of the group – who was terrified of water – to make a 180-metre dive out of the cave, the West Midlands Fire Service said. In a 2007 interview, he said he became interested in diving after watching a programme called “Underground Eiger” as a child. He joined caving and diving clubs at university. Speaking to the BBC in 2004 he described difficulties of navigating caves: “When people land on the moon they had a map, they knew where they were going but in cave if you’re beyond known limit of the cave, nobody knows where it goes, you don’t know what will happen round the corner.” Mr Stanton was made an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List at the end of 2012 for his cave diving rescue services.John Volanthen at rescueJohn Volanthen is a member of South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team. Mr Volanthen is an IT consultant based in Bristol but who grew up in Brighton. He started caving as a scout. Spoke to the Sunday Times in 2013, said cave rescue required calm heads.“Panic adrenalines are great in certain situations but not in cave-diving,” he said. “The last thing you want is an adrenaline whatsoever.” He added: “cave diving is like a puzzle with fox, chicken and grain, not dangerous if you do it right.” According to an online profile, Mr Volanthen runs marathons and ultra-marathons. He joked “he runs to eat more biscuits.” His mother Jill said she felt ‘absolute pride’ over son’s role in rescue effort in Thailand.img_20180809_162823.jpg

Artists rallied together to create mural to commemorate event by various team members showing cave rescuers and the supporting teams that helped to achieve this miracle. The rescue teams included local divers and a cave doctor from Australia and soldiers volunteers, whole Thailand nation plus all nations helped in the search and rescue of 12 teenage boys and football coach who disappeared into a cave network in Thailand. Professional divers helped to find the group but high water and the mud in narrow passages drove them back when Jonathan Head was with search teams. Eventually the Wild Boar team was safely rescued after 17 days in the cave and now back home, thanks and Glory to God. In life people descend into emotional trauma caves sometimes requiring whole lot of global specialists to understand daring missions to help overcome. Counselling demands people be willing to let in others to dig deeper to deal with the hidden cave issues affecting your life. Despite opening up and feeling vulnerable it is worthwhile getting help. Everyone in life most of the time needs somebody so all others are in it together whether inside or on the outside cave it takes mutual support to survive daily challenges in life.

 

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FOOLED BY FOOD LABELS?

We often think of food as healthy or unhealthy, good for you or bad. So the companies use this to their advantage in their branding and packaging, to give foods health haloes that suggest they are healthy, when the reality may be more complicated than that. Seducing claims such as ‘natural’ and ‘low fat’ lead many of us to overestimate how healthy a food is. It can also discourage us from reading the nutritional details on the back label.

What do labels really mean?

Organic: it’s easy to believe that ‘organic’ equals nutritious. But organic certification does not guarantee the nutritional quality of food – instead it states the production methods. A US study has suggested that when food is labelled ‘organic’, people tend to believe it contains fewer calories.

Superfood: the term ‘superfood’ has no regulatory approval and no accepted definition – it is more a marketing word than a health one. Regardless, it’s been shown to have a strong effect on consumers – 61 percent of us have bought something because it is labelled ‘superfood’, according to YouGov.

Low fat: ‘low fat’ doesn’t always equal healthy. In the UK this label means the product must have less than 3g of fat per 100g. But when producers take out fat they often pile in sugar. Studies have shown that a ‘low fat’ label can trick us into eating more.

Low sugar: similarly to the ‘low fat’ label, ‘low-sugar’ foods can be high in fat and calories. The ‘no added sugar’ label doesn’t guarantee a low sugar content. Companies use fruit juice concentrate as a sweetener, as it does not have to be labelled as ‘added sugar’, but it is essentially sugar.

Natural: this word evokes a sense of healthy, unprocessed food. The Food Standards Agency states that ‘natural’ should mean that the food is made up of ingredients produced by nature. Many contain chemicals renamed to be more appealing to consumers. ‘Carrot concentrate’, for example, is a highly processed ingredient that’s used as a yellow food colouring.

Labelling and digestion

When individuals think they have consumed more calories than they have, their bodies respond as if they have actually consumed more. In a 2011 study, milkshake was packaged in two different bottles. One was labelled ‘Sensishake’, claiming to be a low-calorie drink with 0 percent fat, no added sugar and 140 calories. The other labelled ‘Indulgence’ and advertised as a rich treat with 620 calories. Both drinks had 380 calories. The study measured the participants’ level of ghrelin, the ‘hunger hormone’, whose levels drop in the body after a big meal, signalling to your brain that you’re full. They drank ‘Indulgence’ milkshake and their ghrelin levels dropped three times than when they drank ‘Sensishake.’ The difference in ghrelin response is seen as consistent with what happens if the individuals really consumed drink with different calorie counts. The results are consistent with well-documented placebo effect.

Location, location, location

We are bad at estimating how many calories are in food, and labelling makes this even more difficult. It turns out location really is everything. Research suggests that when people eat at a fast food chain labelled ‘healthy’ (even if it isn’t), they greatly underestimate calories consumed compared to when they eat somewhere they believe to be ‘unhealthy.’ They may also order more side dishes, drinks and desserts when eating out somewhere ‘healthy’.

‘If I have a low-fat snack I can eat more of it’

If you have a salad for dinner, do you think you deserve a slice of chocolate cake? A front label only gives limited information and it’s important to read the ingredients list at the back. Even if you are trying to reduce the fat in your diet, eating foods with the fat swapped for sugar will not necessarily be better for you. A great way to eat better is to cook for yourself so you know exactly what you’re eating.

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GREAT EARTHQUAKE EVENT

Decades of research papers appear in the scientific press clearly showing the correlation between cosmic-solar radiations and destructive geological events like earthquakes & volcanic eruptions. These research papers are supported by statistical evidence that go back hundreds of years. Some research papers have outstanding observed data self-explanatory equipped with correct physics. Researchers could not provide correct interpretation of these data. The reason is the fundamental defects in the basic laws of physics. Since 1967 a study published with the Earth and Planetary Science Letters found that solar activity plays a significant role in the triggering of earthquakes. In 1998 a scientist from the Beijing Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Science, found a correlation between low solar activity and earthquakes. Another research, carried by Space and Science Research Center in Florida, US, showed strong correlation between solar activity and the largest earthquakes and volcanic eruptions within the continental united states and regions around world. The study looked at data of volcanic activity between (1650 – 2009) and seismic (earthquakes) activity between (1700 – 2009) the recorded data compared with sunspots record (solar activity).Cosmic-solar radiation as the cause of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions17429583643751974767 The results of study shows very strong correlation between solar activity and the largest seismic and volcanic events, within the continental US and globally. The correlation for volcanic activity was bigger than (> 80%) and for the largest earthquakes was (100% of the top 7 most powerful) versus solar activity lows. The research concluded existence of a strong correlation between global volcanic activity among the largest of classes of eruptions and solar activity lows. With the 80.6% occurrence of large scale global volcanic eruptions taking place (> VEI 5) during solar activity lows and with 87.5% occurring for the very largest (> VEI 6) eruptions during major solar minimums. The last paper read on topic is titled: Explosive Volcanic Eruptions Triggered by Cosmic Ray: Volcano as a Bubble Chamber. The research was conducted by Japanese scientists led by Toshikazu Ebisuzaki. They studied the relationship between solar magnetic activity and 11 explosive eruptions from silicate-rich volcanoes in Japan over the past 306 years. They found that 9 of the eruptions occurred during solar minimum (inactive phase of solar activity). The researchers quite accurate with assumption eruption of volcanoes triggered by cosmic radiation eruption taking place. The mechanism of eruption called bubble nucleation induced by cosmicmuons may not be correct. The process triggers eruption if located deep within magma chamber, several kilometers below surface not 10 m within surface of the volcano. To give credibility to model researchers chose mountain volcanoes. They considered eruptions occurred high above the sea level. Though paper provided clear data shows most destructive earthquakes in 3 centuries in Japan took place during solar minimum. No physical mechanism proposed to explain correlation of deep earthquakes or solar magnetic activity.IMG_20180605_101853NASA researchers in 2008 announced a link between electrical disturbances on the edge of our atmosphere impending quakes on ground below was found. So this finding is in agreement with similar studies carried out by space research institutes. Satellites picked disturbances 100 – 600 km above areas later hit by earthquakes. Fluctuation in density of electrons, electrically-charged particles in ionosphere observed, and huge signal detected in time before large magnitude earthquakes strike. Jann-Yeng Liu, from the center for space and remote sensing research in Chung-Li, Taiwan support a link between earthquakes, disturbances in the ionosphere. He examined over 100 earthquakes with magnitude 5.0 and larger in and around Taiwan over several decades. Based on data analysis almost all earthquakes down to a depth of 35 Km preceded by distinct electrical disturbances in ionosphere. Minoru Freund from NASA Ames Research Center, developed a theory based on the above observations. “It boils down to idea when rocks compress tectonic plates shift and they act like batteries, producing electric currents’ in following paper, Air ionization at rock surfaces and pre-earthquake signals.a-worldNASA researchers assume compressed rocks release electrical charges which travel upwards into the ionosphere. In reality, however, the opposite is true- the reverse is happening. Fluctuations of cosmic-solar radiations are charging ionosphere. That results in anomalies of geomagnetic field causes the generation of eddy current. The eddy current heats the rocks in the faults and consequently the sheer resistant intensity and static friction limit of rocks decreases. This is the main process trigger earthquakes and volcanic eruption.  During solar minimum high energy cosmic radiation penetrates to very deep distance below the Earth’s surface, in some cases a few hundred kilometers. This is reason why most if not all earthquakes during solar minimum are deep earthquakes. The stress on the Magnetosphere during solar minimum is higher because the Heliosphere is weaker and more high energy charged particles can penetrate the solar system. On the average, the flux of cosmic rays is 20% higher during solar minimum. But, if the Sun, is in its highest position in the galaxy-which is the time when the Earth is in its final phase of magnetic field reversal-then the impact of cosmic radiation on both the Heliosphere and Magnetosphere is higher even during solar maximum. At that position Heliosphere is in weakest state due to very intense bombardment from high energy radiations.139647939941328283272446010550913236817Relationship between the lowest-highest solar cycles and earthquake-volcanic eruption is supported by overwhelming evidence. Statistical data shows strong correlation between major volcanic activity (based on cubic kilometers of ejected matter), major earthquakes of 8.0 magnitude or more (on Richter scale) and strong solar minimum (grand minimums). In the last two and half centuries major volcanic eruptions occurred during strong solar minimum (Grand minimums): Grimvotn (Iceland) 1783/84 (14 km3), Tambora (Indonesia) 1810 (150 km3), Krakatoa island volcano on Indonesian arc, by Sumatra & Java 1883 (5.0 km3), Santa Maria (Guatemala) 1902 (4.8 km3), Novarupta (Alaska) 1912 (3.4 km3). The only major eruption to occur during a solar maximum was Pinatabo (Philippines) 1991 (between 6 and 16 km3). Similar correlation found in earthquakes. All major earthquakes occurred during strong solar minimums or grand minimums. After solar activity decline significantly between 2004-2010 11 major earthquakes of 8.0 magnitude. in Solomon Islands -8.1(April 2004), Sumatra-Andaman&Indian Ocean tsunami- 9.2 (December 2004), Nias (Indonesia) -8.6 (March 2005), Tonga- 8.0 (May 2006), Kiril Islands (Russia) twice- 8.1 (November 2006 &January 2007), Peru-8.0 (August 2007),  Sumatra-8.5 (September 2007), Samoa-8.1 (September 2009), Maule (Chile)-8.8 (February 2010).plates-volcanoes-map_origScientists are puzzled and cannot give rational explanation why destructive earthquakes took place on grand minimums. Wrong explanation has been given by some Russian scientists. They believe that reduced magnetic pressure on Earth during solar minimum enables tectonic plates to move a little more freely and that would make the release of built up frictional forces between them much easier. But, the magnetic pressure during solar minimum is increasing not decreasing. The stronger is the solar minimum the higher is magnetic pressure. This fact has already been observed. Sensors on board the US Air Force C∕NOFS satellites recorded collapse of ionosphere caused by extreme solar minimum. The bottom line is that all earthquakes and volcanic eruptions-big or small- are triggered by an external pressure induced on Earth’s magnetic field. The Strong Coronal Mass Ejection Flare directed at Earth exerts pressure, that deforms and shrinks the Magnetosphere by as much as 4 Earth Radius (4Re). The pressure affects and impacts the layers of Earth below its surface in different ways. It depends on tectonic of each region. In some regions the tension causes energy to be released in a form of earthquake, while in others it is in the form of volcanic eruption.5926795511744357228Very intense magnetic radiation from ultra-dense tiny Stars Magnetars close to the galactic core of our galaxy similar triggered December 26, 2004 Indonesian earthquake. Induce substantial damage to Magnetosphere so intense radiation easily penetrate Magnetosphere, during extreme solar minimum. This energetic increases flux of high energy particles in the ionosphere to several orders of magnitude. The December 26, 2004 Indonesian earthquake was ten times stronger than other earthquakes during the previous 25 years, and was followed 44.6 hours later on December 27th by the detection of a very intense gamma ray burst. It was 100 fold brighter than others in previous 25 year history of gamma ray observation. This gamma ray burst was released from a tiny star located about 10 degrees northeast of the galactic center. Its size is only 20 km in diameter, but it has a mass around 150 solar masses and a luminosity 40 million times than Sun. It releases more energy in a tenth of a second than what the Sun emits in 100,000 years. These kinds of stars can only be formed in the dense regions of the Universe where the intensity of magnetic fields, enormous. Current physics says Neutron stars like Black Holes. Does Neutron Stars exist.13575800209542784873Magnetic waves phenomena associated with large magnitude earthquakes is an intense volcanic eruption. A distinctive feature shows lack of understanding of real cause of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. It is called earthquake light. Observed since ancient times, unusual luminous aerial phenomenon appears in sky at or near areas of tectonic stress, seismic activity or volcanic eruptions. In the last few years seismologists started taking earthquake light seriously and consider it worth scientific research. Some theories proposed, do not provide an explanation of the real cause of this phenomenon. Observed phenomenon of evidence shows earthquakes, volcanic eruption happen as a result of the stress induced on Earth’s magnetic field which begins at the ionosphere. Development of a detecting system to observe these electromagnetic disturbances, can be established by satellite network system. Early warning integrated system at the ionosphere is extremely crucial urgent requirement to predict earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. It is high time to understand our planet is permanently linked to the cosmos. All interactions and energetic events on cosmological scales affect or impact our planet in one way or another. Energetic events taking place in our galaxy influences the solar system in very short period of time. The physics of isolationism, self sufficient, partially of the misunderstanding of the force of gravity, and discrete notion of probability theory quantum mechanics, theories of relativity (special & general) are serious obstacles that do not allow us to understand our unified Universe. The Universe exists as a coherent entity. It is absolutely unified by the magnetic force, permanently present in building blocks of matter. For this reason, we are not isolated from events that take place on any scale. The impact of energetic events are determined by distance and intensity of those events. Strong blast of supernova or Gamma Ray Burst from the dense regions of our galaxy shakes entire solar system. Impact of energetic explosions are felt instantly as magnetic fields are continuous. Notion of limited speed of propagation of energetic event, dictated by speed of light continues to have a devastating consequences on the development of physics. The last few decades observed so many cosmological phenomena flaw in theoretical concept.4086366550411417115

In spite of observations increasing new generations of space telescopes, other detecting observing instruments, on land and in space physicists refuse to question notion of limited speed of light. These observations are enforced in the theoretical concept, by inventing new theoretical assumptions, invention of an imaginary particle, new exotic matter or mystery substance that cannot be detected or observed. Without revising the force of gravity and accepting it as an attractive weak magnetic force that operates between adjacent magnetic fields when the difference in strengths is big (or not zero) without discarding metaphysics or pseudo physics theories of 20th century, progress is impossible. Distortions of the physical reality of the Universe, the theoretical physics of the 20th century affect practical benefits to mankind. Some say GPS works on the principle of special relativity transistor result of Quantum Mechanics (QM), and quantum computer (QC) to be built. But claims scientifically groundless. Go back to the drawing board to revise force of gravity and discard myths of the 20th century physics, to produce most ideal energy source. Modern manufactured technologies used explore Universe in ways beyond imagination of science fiction writers.

Written by Jamal Shrair,
Budapest, June 9, 2015

Website: www.helical-universe.info

Email: jamalshrair@yahoo.com,helical.cosmos@gmail.com  

Comments

Jamal Shrair 8 months ago

The Solar Neutrino Problem Not Solved.
https://cirworld.com/index.php/jap/article/view/5950/6027

Sam 8 months ago

Are you actually saying in this article black holes is myth? Did I read it right??

badboy 1 year ago

Other studies show that solar max has tendency to induce magma or red eruptions…. the theory is swiftly shifting to atmospheric pressures, and bow shocks causing earthquakes, which then support increased volcanism. Lastly, what everyone is missing in this theory is the fact that the low sunspots and higher volcanism may be symptoms of the same cause. In that case sun doesn’t cause quakes, something else would.

Marilia Hagen 2 years ago

I just found out something else. The connections Sun-Moon-Earth are physical connections .There is one way to Sun affects Earth electromagnetic variations. However, it must be understand as whole world since the dimension Sun-Earth are 100/1. It is impossible to have any particular event connected with some Sun variation. It is complete no sense. The only way it could happen it would be the response from Earth would be changing by tectonics . I do not read it in your paper. Try Newton’s gravitational universal law and some simple electromagnetic equations. You did not impress me with QUANTUM mechanics or whatever. THE conecntions are simple . And also take a moment to understand the Earth’s movement ; Thanks

Marilia HAGEN 2 years ago

I read your article and I need to tell you that my paper about SUNSPOTS and SOLAR CYCLES explained how the solar activity is able to induce earthquakes. IT IS ALL ABOUT THE VARIATION OF SOLAR PRESSURE. I published my paper in CHINA because nobody understood my idea that time. Then you are going to see how the solar pressure play a rule on this Earth. Influences of Solar Cycles on Earthquakes Natural Science Vol.3 No.6, Pub. Date: June 22, 2011
Marilia Tavares, Anibal Azevedo

John L (@Marilia HAGEN) 2 years ago

While I am open to a correlation between solar cycles and seismic activity, I am skeptical about this resulting from variation in solar pressure. Has it occurred to others that quite possibly the two are caused by a thing called gravity? In other words, gravitational pull from Jovian planets, which are lined up and exerting even more pull. There is a host of evidence showing that solar activity may well be related to the position of the Jovian planets. Perhaps the same thing is being done with our planet. Just because two things are occurring does not mean one causes other. The manifestations are the same but different things.

Arnaldo Lerma 2 years ago

Some food for thought…, Auroras are plasma discharges, and visible evidence of pole to pole electric currents. Much like cooking a hot dog by sticking a fork in each end and plugging it into the wall…this energy generates heat in the earth. The energy input gets dissipated by the drag of earth’s turning magnetic field on solar plasma field streaming by earth. Earth’s magnetic field weakens so weakening now, during a magnetic pole reversal, amount of energy dissipated is reduced, heat accumulates in the earth’s mantle where temperatures increase slightly, the heat bring some expansion of the crust, opening channels to far below, and so we have more volcanic eruptions, as we seem to be having.

Jamal Shrair 2 years ago

Thank you Colin. No I am not aware of Konstantin Meyl’s research but I will read it for sure. Sounds very interesting

Colin Bradshaw 2 years ago

Cool article. If cosmic rays are causing earthquakes and volcanism, can we hypothesize how this cosmic radiation interacts with earth? Are you aware of Konstantin Meyl’s research into the fundamental nature of particles and his theory about neutrino radiation’s grand influence on the inter-galactic energy transfer? He postulates that planets and stars act as collectors of these particles, capturing high-energy neutrino’s. It’s only when enough neutrino’s of sufficient energy pass through an object large enough do they have a chance to meet similar resonant particles, collide, producing a radioactive reaction and more mass. The consequence of this is during times of great cosmic ray bombardment, the objects in our galaxy are all busy feeding on this energy and getting more hot, and more massive, hence the quakes, volcanos etc. As an aside, have you studied the correlation of our galactic position in relation to mass extinction events? A non-existent EM field around earth, more exposed weaker heliosphere would certainly increase planet and stars exposure to the most energetic particles from our local galactic environment…

Jamal Shrair 2 years ago

Thank you Lulu, It is a reflection of your fantastic mind to judge writing

Lulu (@Jamal Shrair) 2 years ago

You are welcome Jamal. And thankyou for your too kind complement. As your article highlights, and I believe, there is and always has been much that science (as we learnt in school) has constantly missed regarding the reality of the inter-relative nature of all things 😉

Lulu 2 years ago

Fantastic article Jamal. I agree with you wholeheartedly. Spot on 😉

John Paily 2 years ago

They manifest as force- There are only two forces in nature the winding and unwinding. They give way to one another resulting in day and night and climatic cycles. Both are gaining power and is taking destructive level under human mind and its greed for material power. Earth is increasingly stressed under human activity – we are heading to a critical phase – There are only two choices awaken and enter Golden Age or get destroyed – I still see hope for humanity- the information era can assist us to lead us into knowledge or light era

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