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, August 13, 2012

London 2012: let the Paralympics preparations begin

Organisers kick off mammoth turnaround operation to get capital ready for biggest Paralympic Games in history

guardian.co.uk, Alexandra Topping, Monday 13 August 2012

Paralympics GB's David Weir competes in the men's T54 1500m race a
 test event for the London 2012 Games at Olympic Stadium in May.
Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The last medals have been presented, the last victories celebrated – the final bars of music that marked the end of the most joyous Olympic Games in British history have faded. But even as the nation exhales a slightly sad, if self-satisfied, sigh of relief, London 2012 organisers are kicking off a mammoth turnaround operation to get the capital ready for the biggest Paralympics in history in 16 days' time.

Thousands of flags and banners in dozens of venues will be changed, hundreds of buses will be converted, new volunteer recruits will be put through their paces and thousands of journalists will start trying to comprehend the intricacies of goalball and the Paralympic classification system.

After record sales of tickets which could mean this Paralympic Games will be the first to sell out in its 52-year history – 2.1m tickets out of a released 2.5m have already sold – organisers must now ensure London is ready to welcome 4,200 athletes from 165 nations.

"All it relies on is getting tens of thousands of details right," said former Paralympian and Locog's director of Paralympic integration, Chris Holmes. "It's now all about connecting the right people and the right parts behind the scenes and putting all those years of planning in place."

In the next few days, even as planes fly out of Heathrow taking Olympians home, Paralympians from around the globe will begin to arrive. New lifts and improved baggage handling – put in place by BAA after the successful bid – mean, in theory at least, wheelchair users will be able to take their own chair directly from the plane to the gate for the first time.

"It's about doing everything we need to do so that athletes can focus on giving the performance of their lives, because we have taken care of the details," Holmes said. "There will be a huge increase in service to what the athletes have experienced before, and the transport planning will leave a legacy for disabled passengers."

A new influx of volunteers – fewer in number, but in equal density to the Olympics, so visitors will have no shortage of people relentlessly encouraging them to smile – will start taking up their places. Around 70% will be fresh to these Games, while 30% will have also experienced what Paralympic organisers jokingly refer to as "the warm-up".

The first Paralympians will arrive at the Olympic village — complete with accessible toilets, ramps, rooms and communal areas – on 20 August, just five days after the last Olympic athletes leave. The British team move in on the 22nd – the only athletes who will have seen and used many of the venues in which they will be competing.

While Paralymic athletes sometimes performed to half-empty stadiums in Beijing, many top London 2012 events have already sold out.

And unlike many other athletes, Paralympics GB will be prepared for the noise of huge crowds, said the team's chef de mission, Craig Hunter. "Many of them will not be used to these numbers, so we have made sure they know exactly what to expect."

London may not be planning to empty and re-tile it's Olympic pool like Bejing in 2008, but a vast rebranding exercise is happening throughout the capital. Venues will be daubed with the Paralympic agitos – three swoops in red, green and blue representing the Paralympic motto "spirit in motion" – and the giant Olympic rings on Tower Bridge and in Trafalgar Square, like those in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh, with also be replaced.

Some venues – like the BMX circuit, waterpolo arena, Horse Guards Parade, and Lee valley – will close, while others will change use, like the Copper Box, which will transition from modern pentathlon to goalball. There will be new venues too: Brands Hatch in Kent for road cycling and Eton Manor in the Olympic Park for wheelchair tennis. A fleet of 2,000 vehicles will be rebranded, while 293 will be converted to provide space for five or six wheelchairs.

It all sounds like a logistical mountain, but Holmes insists that London is better placed than any other Olympic hosting nation to move seamlessly from Olympics to Paralympics, because the bid has been completely integrated from day one, influencing everything from the design of the Olympic village and stadia, to the logo and mascots. "It's not difficult in the slightest," he said. "Obviously it's a lot of work but it's also a great opportunity."

The level of sponsorship, branding and awareness is profoundly different too. For the first time sponsors are supporting both Games – billboards featuring star Paralympians such as Oscar "blade-runner" Pistorius can already be seen throughout the country – while historic broadcasting deals, in the UK with Channel 4 and overseas, mean more of the Paralympics will be shown than ever before.

"If we get this right it will be seen as the high-water mark for the Paralympic Games," said Holmes. "I truly believe that if we nail this it has the potential to shift attitudes and opportunities – in sport, education, employment – for disabled people around the world. This is the Games of the possible, and that's just so thrilling to be a part of."

But it is not just about raising awareness of disability sport and that much-reiterated goal of inspiring a generation – it is also, quite fiercely, about winning. Paralympics GB will be hoping to bring home more medals in more disciplines than in Beijing, and match their second place in the medals table. But Holmes, himself a nine-times gold medal winner in the pool, might have ambitions that are higher still.

Could this team beat China and come out on top? "It will be a great challenge. But imagine the difference home support can make, who knows how far they can take it."

The Games transition

• There are 16 days from the Olympic closing ceremony to the Paralympic opening, with the shortest transition period being five days for the Games billboards.

• The seating in some stadia will be modified, with more accessible seating added in the aquatics centre and the basketball arena, as well as 3,000 seats added to the hockey training pitch to transform it for five-a-side football.

• 16 venues are not being used: BMX circuit, waterpolo arena, Horse Guards Parade, Lord's cricket ground, Earls Court, Wembley, Hyde Park, Wimbledon, six football stadiums, Lee valley, Hadleigh farm.

• Two new venues are being added for the Paralympics, Brands Hatch in Kent for road cycling and Eton Manor in the Olympic Park for wheelchair tennis.

• About 2,000 fleet vehicles will be rebranded with the agitos, and 293 buses converted to provide five or six wheelchair spaces.


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