Down 2013 memory lanes…

Down 2013 memory lanes...

I took a stroll down memory lane today,
Not to be saddened by the people that I have lost, but to be grateful for the memories that I shared with them,
To see all of the great family and friends that I have had and still have in my life,
To hear the voices and see the faces of so many who came across and who were part of my life journey. I am thankful that I have their words to hear again.

I took a stroll down memory lane today. I have done it before and will do it many times more.

Alain Bertrand’s Top-10 Women of the Year 2013

Women have learned the language of power, an add-on to their emotional fluency and the skills required for the survival of the family–but the cultural rewards for their twin efforts are slim indeed. Thank you Alain Bertrand for your kind thoughts and the honour given to women’s laborious role and functions not because it is minute..but because it is gigantic.

Shab Peerally, Joelle Malecaut, Malala Yousafzai, Roshni Mooneeram, Melinda Gates, Meghna Raghoobar, Stephanie Baumert, Dorine Chukowry, Josie Lebrasse and to all incredible women, my salute 🙂

Through the Islander's Prism

MY TOP 10 WOMEN of  2013

While the curtains fall on 2013, I wish to reiterate my pleasure to list 10 women who have marked my spirits, here in Mauritius. This year, they are 11 to occupy 10 seats. Late, last weeks of 2013’s events have modified what I would have called an ordinary “cru”… an ordinary year. Globally, we mostly watched the awakening of Mauritian women being confirmed. There are healthy signs of them taking the lead with words, interviews and in one case, with silence. From my point of View, Mauritian Women will be decisive in 2014. Their role, in the coming year that could see snap elections being organized during late first semester, will be determinant.

Two foreigners stand in this year’s list. They could both have won the first place.

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We are the Eco-Enforcers, Planet Connect NOW !!

Happy to hear the Arctic30 are back home by now. Amnesty international is a support but not the answer as long as amnesty is not given to the Arctic lives ! Our insatiable appetite for fossil fuels and the corporate mandate to maximize shareholder value encourages drilling without taking into account the costs to the ocean, even without major spills.
Let us be good stewards of the Earth we inherited. All of us have to share the Earth’s fragile ecosystems and precious resources, and each of us has a role to play in preserving them. If we are to go on living together on this earth, we must all be responsible for it.
#FreeTheArctic, #NotoOilDrill, @greenpeace

Greenpeace and Artic30 Crews
Greenpeace and Artic30 Crews
Yes! Let’s declare a global sanctuary in the Arctic !  Sign in petition: http://www.savethearctic.org/
Yes! Let’s declare a global sanctuary in the Arctic ! Sign in petition:  http://www.savethearctic.org/


350.org who is an icon of climate safety, collaborated with Azir Moris in May 2012 for a sensitisation campaign at Le Caudan Waterfront about the climatic changes around the world and it’s impact on our lives.

350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis.

350.org, building  global grassroots movements to solve the climate crisis.

Eight ice sculptures melting in the sun to highlight global warming and climatic changes awareness at Cuadan Waterfront, Mauritius 05.05.12

Eight ice sculptures melting in the sun to highlight global warming and climatic changes awareness at Port Louis Caudan Waterfront, Mauritius 05.05.12


This year Mauritius has faced severe lost due to climatic changes and imbalances. In March, 30th we were hit and drowned by flash flood caused by high amount of rainfall in 4 hours non stop! Lives were lost, damages were  consequent and psychological trauma still present. Climatic Changes no more a spoof but a reality felt on the island and around the globe.

 Flash Flood 30.03.13 Human Chain at Caudan le waterfront to help people to move to higher and safer grounds to avoid being pushed back, carried and drown by water forces.
Flash Flood 30.03.13
Human Chain at Caudan le waterfront to help people to move to higher and safer grounds to avoid being pushed back, carried and drown by water forces.

Drowning streets of the capital, Port Louis Flash Flood 30.03.13

Drowning streets of the capital, Port Louis
Flash Flood 30.03.13

Not latter than November 2013, Mauritian citizens have had seen formation of a number of mini-tornadoes and funnel clouds in our the skies which were well before never seen! Well I’m amongst the witnesses.
   Mini tornado or landspout or a gustnado? Spotted in Plaine Magnien

Mini tornado or landspout or a gustnado? Spotted in Plaine Magnien

   This is another clear sign that our weather and climate conditions are unstable. Getting freaky ? YES IT IS !

   In early December two active tropical cyclones in the southern Indian Ocean, Amara and Bruce. Mauritius was spared but Rodrigues was not! It started with a cyclone warning class 1 until a class 4 where much damages were caused and Rodrigues still struggling to return back to the normal. 

Amara and Bruce
Amara and Bruce

Rapid climate change will tend to decrease biodiversity of ecosystems since it favours those organisms that are less specialized and more generalists, either you reduce in number or go extinct.

AFTER ALL OF THIS MAURITIAN GOVERNMENT STILL GOING AHEAD WITH COAL PLANT, THE CT POWER  PROJECT ?

Since the coal plant project has been announced, Mauritian citizens took several initiatives to protest against the CT Power project by mobilising and organising marches, sensitisation and informative campagines and sessions, much more rigours actions , ect. Below are some photos of events.

First crane protest with AzirMoris three activists main ( Jameel Peerally, Alain Bertrand and Myself ) at Trianon, Mauritius.
Supported and followed by Greenpeace and 350.org. Chin Up operation, first crane protest with Azir Moris three main activists ( Jameel Peerally, Alain Bertrand and Myself ) at Trianon, Mauritius.

One of the Marches organised by Plateforme Citoyenne

Pacific  Marches organised by Plateforme Citoyenne in Rose Hill

Another action with AzirMoris activists

Supported and followed by Greenpeace and 350.org.  Ray of light operation, another action with Azir Moris activists.

Pacific march by Plateforme Citoyenne From Beau Bassin to Port Louis

Pacific march by Plateforme Citoyenne From Beau Bassin to Port Louis

Bridge protest at Petite Riviere, Mauritius

Supported and followed by Greenpeace and 350.org. Bridge protest with Azir Moris activists at Petite Riviere, Mauritius

 Sensibilisation and informative campaignes in several colleges and university by Plateforme Citoyenne

Sensibilisation and informative campaignes in several colleges and university by Plateforme Citoyenne

Simultaneous actions: Protest in front of the House of Parliament,Port Louis and Protest infront of the Environment bureau, Port Louis, Mauritius with AzirMoris activists, Freeart and Regroupement Travailleur social

Simultaneous actions: Protest in front of the House of Parliament,Port Louis and Protest in front of the Environment bureau, Port Louis, Mauritius with AzirMoris activists, Freeart and Regroupement Travailleur social

Simultaneous actions:
Protest in front of the House of Parliament,Port Louis and Protest in front of the Environment bureau, Port Louis, Mauritius with AzirMoris activists, Freeart and Regroupement Travailleur social
   After a series of citizens’ actions the National Energy Commission decided to study and deliver a report about the impact of the coal plant and also to review our national energy requirements. Here is the link with full details of the report: http://publicutilities.gov.mu/English/DOCUMENTS/NEC%20FINAL%20REPORT.PDF
   The National Energy Commission highlights about the exploration of different pathways towards a sustainable energy future in line with ” Maurice Ile Durable ” which is a body looking into sustainable developments which was approved by the Government of Mauritius in 14th June 2013.  In ” Maurice Ile Durable ” policies and  Strategy Action Plans a specific goal has been set for Energy – to ensure that the Republic of Mauritius is an efficient user of energy, with its economy decoupled from fossil fuel.  

In an island full of free natural resources how come COAL fits in ?

   Fossil fuels have and will fail to lower energy prices today, tomorrow and many years after. Stop writing the story of planet earth with a drilling teeth putting at stake thousands of lives for your thirst and hunger of oil, petrol, coal and other fossil fuels rather go wise and start debating about bio gas and unlimited natural resources (wind, water, waves, sun, lightening )
   Honnor the title of mother earth, honnor the right to be mother earth child, honnor the responsibility for a better tomorrow for the future generation, honnor your intelligence by making wise choices! Race against the time machine… Get wise and debate about Eco Energy!

   We are the Eco-Enforcers, Planet Connect NOW !
No to Ct Power in Mauritius, Sign in the petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/call-to-the-president-of-mauritius-to-the-prime-minister-of-mauritius-and-to-the-leader-of-the-parliamentarian-opposition-mp-mauritius-to-stop-the-ct-power-project-and-any-other-coal-related-projects?share_id=HmVvRxIPed&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition

2 Active tropical cyclones in Southern Indian Ocean.

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#AmaraCyclone:

WARNING POSITION: NEAR 18.3S 65.3E
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS – 250 DEGREES AT 06 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 025 NM
POSITION BASED ON EYE FIXED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 110 KT, GUSTS 135 KTs

REMARKS:

Tropical cyclone (TC) 03S (AMARA), located approximately 565NM East-Northeast of Reunion Island, has tracked West-Southwest ward at 06 knots over the past six hours. Recent animated multispectral satellite imagery depicts a small, compact system with tightly curvec banding wrapping around the system centre and spiralling out from the low- level circulation centre (LLCC).
Image depicts very intense and deep convection nearly encompassing the entire LLCC with slightly warmer clouds tops over the western semicircle of the eyewall. The current position is based on the apparent 30NM symmetric eye with high confidence. The current intensity is based on an average of dvorak estimates ranging from 102 – 115 knots. Upper- level analysis indicates the system is underneath a self-induced point source of divergence which is provding for low ( 05 – 10 knot ) vertical wind shear and good divergence aloft.

Animated water-vapour imagery indicates the main outflow channel in the poleward direction into a transitory trough to the southeast with a moderated equatorward channel as well.TC 03S is forecast to round the western periphery of the subtropical ridge (STR) located to the southeast as the transitory mid-latitude trough to the southeast of the system continues to break down the STR.

Another fast moving mid-latitude trough, now located southwest of the system, will further break down the western periphery of the STR. TC 04S (BRUCE), will have reached CPA from TC 03S (AMARA) and will continue to track away. Model fields depict an extension of the low- to mid – level near equatorial ridge building in the northeast of the system. At the same time a low- to mid-level STR will build in southeast of Madagascar. Most model fields show these two combining to form a continuous STR lobe that should remain south and east of the cyclone. All of the statictical- dynamical intensity guidance weakens the system throughout the forecast period and only the purely dynamical guidance intensifies it. Even though a temporary intensification may occur with the passage of the transitory mid- latitude troughs and their accentuation of the poleward outflow, the forecast calls for an overall weakening trend.
Increasingly vertical wind shear ahead of the troughs and dry air entrainment with the establishment of the low-to mid-level STR should prove enough to bring the system to eventual dissipation track guidance remains widely spread due to each model’s various timing of all the previously mentioned synoptic evolutions.
THEREFORE, low confidence remain in the official forecast. There is the possibility that the weakened LLCC may retrograde to the west during the fout to five day mark but should be dissipating by this time anyway.

#Rodrigues island may pass from a warning class 3 to 4 late night.
Lnk for animated cyclon tracking: http://sirocco.accuweather.com/sat_mosaic_640x480_public/ir/isaindo.gif

 

 

 

We are not here to compete with one another, we are here to complete one another.

Faith in humanity restored. It’s not just in Russia that people are doing nice things for one another, it’s only because of the large usage of dash camera’s in Russia that this video of helpful humans was compiled. We hope this inspires the world to have faith in humanity once more and to keep helping others.

It may not look or feel like it right now to some of you, but believe us, there are things going on right now that prove to fix our planet and restore humanity. We are restless and have been working hard. Humanity is waking up and it’s only a matter of time before you all start to notice and restore your own faith in humanity. Hold tight. We’re going to make it.

Be good and do good. The world is on track.

All i’ll say is LONG LIVE THE SON OF AFRICA, LONG LIVE MADIBA, LONG LIVE NELSON MANDELA !

All i'll say is LONG LIVE THE SON OF AFRICA, LONG LIVE MADIBA, LONG LIVE NELSON MANDELA !

We fight not for glory nor for wealth nor honours; but only and alone we fight for freedom, which no good man surrenders but with his life.

Reviewing #NelsonMandela’s autobiography! In fact, everyone should do the same. Mandela is not just an icon to be remembered today but that of an eternal man of principles thought out the journey of one. ‘ #LongWalktoFreedom ‘ is a deeply inspiring real life story of an unbelievably strong man who remained a freedom fighter in every aspect of his life, whether he was free or jailed, whether he was trying to dismantle apartheid or simply trying to get Robben Island’s prisoners access to reading materials. More than that, though, the book is a wonderful model for anyone fighting for a just cause against overwhelming odds. Mandela is a master at balancing long and short-term goals, making smart compromises and not letting emotion supersede tactics. Perhaps the most moving part of the whole book is Mandela’s willingness, in the end, to partner — in the service of the greater good — with the same people who stole almost everything of personal meaning from his life.For these reasons, Mandela’s book and life has lessons far beyond the anti-apartheid movement.

Liberte Expresiyon

Liberte Expresiyon

Lontan lepok esklavaz, to koze… to rebel, bann la ti pe koup to likou. Apre… tonn koumans zett to lekor depi lor montay so falez pou ki pa pran to liberte.
Kan ariv lepok tromatis lesklavaz bann la ti pe fer twa sign papye pou to pa koze ek rebel mai pou to kapav exprim to leker.
Azordi zour, zot pe zwe kart terorism sikologik pou anpes twa exprime libreman. Azordi zour, to koze to pey pri la parol… dan kaso!

TWA ! WI TWA ! TO MEM TWA ! To kone kisannla mo pe koze la TWA !

Kontinye fer mouton loulou… ek TWA lepep admirab kontinye fer loulou mouton… Personn so dal pa pou kwi !

An tou ka MWA mo pou gard loner mo ban anset kinn sakrifie boukou pou mo liberte ! Mo dinyite, MO Liberte de pense ek MO liberte parol, liberte mo bann action li zis pou mwa sa, OUI ZIS POU MWA!