Illness that disaster victims in Tohoku are suffering is connected with society and economy. To recover from it, something spiritual is important
Devastated Fukanuma seaside after disaster
NOTHING was there. Fukanuma seaside in Sendai in Miyagi prefecture was destroyed by a devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11th. The debris from the disaster is left on sea-swamped rice paddies. “I can’t believe it”, say security guards there. They were shocked out of their wits by the sights that changed completely. Dead bodies were found and a few people are still missing there. “It makes me cry”, the guards lament. They are not the only people who are suffering from pain. To recover from and prevent illness, what is needed for disaster victims?
After the disaster, including the nuclear accident at Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, there are many people in Tohoku, the devastated region in the north-east, who got sick. According to Mainichi Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper, more than three hundred people need mental care among disaster victims in the seaboard of Iwate prefecture. Tohoku University School of Medicine…
Londolozi is passionate about education. Through the Good Work Foundation we are working hard to develop rural education centers in the communities surrounding our reserve. In the urban areas however there is another organisation which is also striving the develop and enhance the education of young minds in South Africa.
The organisation is called the Bokamoso Trust and is based around the simple premise that many people collectively contributing a small monthly amount will allow for a child to be put through school and given a decent education. The more people contributing, the more children are put through school. Conceived by a group of friends, one of which is a former Londolozi Ranger – Graeme Marais, the Trust has been successfully growing since 2007.
This year a few members of the Bokamoso Trust are running the Comrades Marathon, an 89km road race between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, to raise money and awareness for their cause. They are doing this by allowing you to place bets on how long each of the runners will…
This is something I’ve been wanting to make for a long time. On a whim, I got up in the morning and went straight to the kitchen to make a soft chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and custard sauce :)
“Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra” opens today in the Conservatory of the New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York, and will be on view today through August 21, 2011.
Travel to southern Spain in just an afternoon. This unprecedented exhibition explores the collaboration of sublime nature and dramatic design that created an earthly paradise. Read the works of Federico García Lorca as you stroll the gardens surrounding the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, enjoy flamenco each weekend, and discover the food and culture of Spain.
The exhibition features flowing fountains, elegant arches, and a broad palette of Old World plants anchored by date palms, pomegranate trees, Italian cypress, and more—all within the Victorian elegance of the Conservatory.
On view along Perennial Garden Way, 16 poetry boards present Federico García Lorca’s poems, many of them referencing plants, flowers, and gardens.
Rare prints, historical photographs, watercolor drawings and objects from the collections of the Hispanic Society of America are on view in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library’s William D. Rondina and Giovanni Foroni LoFaro Gallery, immersing visitors in the Alhambra’s history and design. Perspectives…
For National Bike Month, we’re doing a series on cycling. We’ve look at two wheeled tales, bike sales and ‘how tos’ (like how not to get your bike stolen) and we’ve got more cycling goodness on the way. Follow the series and Do The Bike Thing.
There’s nothing more annoying than hearing that ominous clunk and rattle mid-cycle. If you’re not mechanically-bike-minded then it spells out panic, frustration and end-of-ride disaster. So if your greatest fear is a flat tyre and an uncooperative chain then read on for 7 helpful bike fixing tips.
1. For wherever you have a two-wheeled break down, the London Bike Shop app shows you your nearest bike shop, bike cafes and mobile bike repair services.
2. Have a bike rusting away in the shed with a broken brake and plenty of punctures? Bit embarrassed about the state it’s in? Don’t worry, take your two-wheeled friend along to the friendly team at Team Green Britain. At their Bike Week (June 18-26) this year they are holding Britain’s Biggest Bike Fix. Check their website out…
The two Tsalala Pride Females are completely in control of things at the moment! In the last 4 days they seem to have set up camp at Nanga Pan; using it as a base to stash away their thriving 4 cubs whilst picking off poor unsuspecting Impala who wander down for a drink.
Yesterday we managed to track them down on yet another Impala kill. In the process we stumbled upon 2 more similar kills within 200 m of where the family was happily playing and feeding. It was sensational to watch these 4 youngsters having an absolute blast running about, jumping on each other, tackling the already dead impala and trying to come to terms with their recent growth spurt.
On an even better note the cub with a limp is still surviving and keeping up with the rest of the pride. The remaining 5 members of the Tsalala Pride were also observed this week in Marthly and were looking in fine shape. When do you think these 2 groupings will rejoin?
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