Solar storm heads Earth's way after double sun blasts

Solar storm heads Earth's way after double sun blasts
The Aurora Australis is observed from the International Space Station during a geomagnetic storm on May 29, 2010 (AFP Photo)

Northern lights over Terschelling, Friesland..

Northern lights over Terschelling, Friesland..
(Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands - 27-28 February, 2014)

Northern lights delight Dutch in surprise showing in north and east.

Northern lights delight Dutch in surprise showing in north and east.
Still from timelapse film by Schylgefilm (Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands - 17 Mar 2015)

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"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Dutch football club bans non-native children

NRC International, by Irene de Pous and Freek Schravesande, 10 May 2010 16:40

Dutch girls awaiting their turn on the pitch. Photo Merlin Daleman

A Dutch football club has announced it will no longer accept new junior members of foreign descent. It is not the only amateur club struggling with immigrant parents, who organisations claim do less than their share to keep their clubs running.

Sports bags were cast onto the pitch, quickly followed by two boys who wriggled their way through the fence surrounding it. It was 6:15 on a Thursday evening: practice time for the youngest members of amateur football club GLZ, located between some of Rotterdam's multiethnic neighbourhoods.

Junior coach Hatip Ersoy, on his way to the pitch with a net full of footballs, said he had been left aghast by the decision announced by Quick 1888 of last week. This amateur football club in Nijmegen will be putting children of foreign descent who apply for membership on a waiting list, while still allowing native Dutch youth members. "The stupidest thing they could do," Ersoy said. "Isn't a club supposed to be a reflection of its neighbourhood?"

Foreign parents don’t help out

The main motivation for Quick 1888's decision is that immigrant parents are generally less willing to spend time helping out at the club, either by staffing the cafeteria or by arranging for transport to away games. This is considered a sin at Dutch amateur football clubs, which are largely kept afloat by the goodwill and dedicated efforts of their members. Currently, more than 80 percent of Quick 1888's juniors are of foreign descent, and it is suffering logistically as a result. Native Dutch are said to feel less and less at home at the club. Members of Nijmegen's' city council have already expressed their misgivings over Quick 1888's new policy. Five mothers sitting in GLZ's canteen on Thursday night were also astounded by the move. "Not involved? Us?" said mother Dilek, who hardly missed any of her son's practice sessions in the last five years.

According to most football clubs, the issue is not new at all. A decade ago, the Utrecht club VSO set of the debate when it decided to study the lack involvement of immigrant parents in the club. "It is a well known pattern," said Shams Raza, who led the inquiry. "Traditionally Dutch clubs become less white as their neighbourhoods change colour. Then comes the clash. The board and the senior teams are often still made up of white people, but the younger players' ranks are increasingly non-natives. The board often finds the resulting culture shift hard to swallow. Post-match beers are replaced by glasses of mint tea and board members are left to wonder when new volunteers will come forward."

André Bellekom, a junior coach at the The Hague football club Quick Steps, said he vetted new juniors' parents as soon as they registered. "The first question I ask is: 'do you have a means of transport available on Saturdays?'" Bellekom said. "Parents often respond by saying: 'isn't that your responsibility?' But we are not a taxi-service." Lack of transport to away games is one of the biggest problems Quick Steps has to deal with, as is the case at many other teams.

Annass Eddini, a specialised 'club organiser', charged with getting parents involved at Roodenburg Leiden football club, said the main problem was that non-native Dutch parents did not know what was expected of them in Dutch community life. "In the Netherlands it goes without saying that children join a sports club. In Morocco this is not the case. There, children just play out on the street."

No car, working weekends

Others ventured the problem was mostly a matter of resources. "Parents either have to work on Saturdays, or they don't have a car," said Gerard Houterman of the Utrecht club Sporting '70. In 2008, he helped another Utrecht Club, VVOO, get its volunteer policy in order. Three out of four of VVOO's members were poor enough to qualify for special financial assistance, Houterman recalled. Government subsidies went a long way towards paying for the costs associated with membership. "It is a good thing that people with lower incomes are compensated for a lot of expenses, but it also does little to stimulate their sense of responsibility," Houterman said.

A lack of volunteers can spell the end for amateur football clubs. This is why clubs have tried their hardest to get immigrant parents involved in recent years. In 2002, VVOO closed down its entire junior division only to reopen it immediately thereafter. All of its members' parents had to reapply for membership of the new organisation, this time promising to volunteer beforehand. VVOO squads are now only allowed to participate in competitions if transport, a coach and a supervisor have all been provided for in advance. The board is of mixed ethnicity, coaches are Moroccan, the cafeteria serves halal meats and the board tries to instil club spirit in parents through sideline chats.

Last month, Quick Steps of The Hague organised a pitch-side breakfast of Turkish snacks, in an attempt to engage junior players' parents. "Of our 130 juniors, about ten of their parents proved willing to help the club out," junior coach André Bellekom said.

'Everybody is welcome here'

Clubs surveyed said they thought turning down prospective members of foreign descent was a bridge too far, they all stressed everyone was welcome at their clubs. Still, Quick 1888's refusal to is by no means unique, said Agnes Elling, a scientists with the Mulier Insitute for the social science of sports. "But it is mainly implicit. When Mohammed calls to register the football club has no place left, but when Jeroen [a native Dutch name] does the same, suddenly, a spot has opened up. Clubs that used to actively recruit members of foreign descent through multicultural programmes, have become reluctant now that other members are starting to leave," she said.

Appointing parents as coaches, holding parent-child tournaments, halal barbeques and organising seminars can all help to get parents acquainted with club life. "Often, communication is the problem," Elling said. "Parents think: 'why should I volunteer if I've already paid my dues?'"

The members are the club, added club organiser Eddini, but many foreign parents don’t know it. "This is particularly an issue with first generation immigrants, who often don't speak Dutch well," he said. According to social scientist Elling, a football club needs more than communication alone to successfully incorporate its foreign members. Boards also need to seat members of foreign descent.

GLZ, which had no shortage of – predominantly Turkish-Dutch – parents on its sidelines on a recent Thursday, already boasts an all-Turkish board. While the club, founded in 1930, may be "Dutch to the bone" as coach Bekir Akyayci put it, its board gradually became less so since the 1990s. Akyayci did not make much of the issue. "We are all Dutch, aren't we?" he said.

"In Turkey, community life is an even bigger deal than it is in the Netherlands," a father standing on the sidelines said. He leafed through a booklet outlining a Muslims code of conduct. "Helping each other out is important, as is physical exercise. That is what Mohammed says," the father said..

How come GLZ does have plenty of parents willing to drive children around on match days? Simple, coach Akyayci said. "When parents register we simply explain to them we need their help. But we don't boss them around by saying things like: 'you have to volunteer now'."

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