Brazil is selling huge chunks of protected Amazon parkland to corrupt businessmen for mining, logging and farming. But we can stop it together — if we help create an international scandal that builds on the government’s confidence crisis at home. 900,000 Brazilians have already signed on — let’s make this the largest campaign in history to save the Amazon. Sign on and share widely!
Red Alert! Brazil is trying to sell huge chunks of protected Amazon forest to corrupt businessmen for mining, logging and farming — the last was half the size of Germany! But there’s a way we can stop them. The government is already in crisis, suffering from unbelievably low approval ratings and under constant fire in the media, including for the corrupt Amazon sell-off.
This week, Brazil’s President is heading to the UN General Assembly to try and drum up a positive round of global press to quiet the criticism back home. Let’s ruin his plans by showing up in NYC with a million signatures and a headline-grabbing stunt, and send him home with only one option to save his political career: stop killing the Amazon.
Don’t let Brazil kill the Amazon!
The Amazon is a living miracle. It’s home to one in ten of the species on Earth, produces more than 20% of our oxygen, and we can’t stop climate change without it.
But right now this essential ecosystem and the indigenous people who call it home are paying the price for a dirty political game. President Temer is selling off pieces of the forest to gain political favour from powerful businesspeople and members of Congress. He needs their protection because he’s historically unpopular, and under investigation for corruption himself!
Scientists say moves like this could tip the whole Amazon into catastrophic crisis — warning the whole forest ecosystem could collapse!
Brazil will be in the spotlight as they open a UN leaders meeting in days, and we’ll pull out all the stops in New York to put Amazon protection at the top of the agenda every time Temer shows his face. Over 900,000 Brazilians have already signed on — let’s back their massive campaign. Sign now:
Brazilian Avaazers have a history of making miracles — we helped passed the country’s first sweeping anti-corruption reform, and we helped bring down one of the most “untouchable” politicians who tried to shield himself from public accountability. Now they’ve built one of the biggest national campaigns we’ve ever seen — so let’s take it global and save the Amazon!
With hope and determination,
Diego, Laura, Flora, Nana, and Carol, with the rest of the Avaaz team
Defense Ministry says a ballistic missile fired from North Korea landed in the Pacific Ocean about 2,200 kilometers east of Hokkaido, northern Japan, on Friday morning.
Ministry officials said the missile was fired at around 6:57 AM Japan time from Sunan on North Korea’s west coast.
It flew over Hokkaido and landed in the Pacific Ocean outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone about 20 minutes later.
The officials estimated that the missile flew about 3,700 kilometers and reached an altitude of about 800 kilometers. They said no debris fell on Japanese territory, and that no ships or aircraft were hit.
The officials said the missile was likely a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic type. The North launched a similar type last month.
They said the two missiles were launched in similar directions, but that the latest one traveled about 1,000 kilometers farther and climbed about 250 kilometers higher.
Friday’s missile traveled 300 kilometers farther than the distance between North Korea and the US territory of Guam. Last month, North Korea said it is considering plans to fire missiles at areas near the Pacific island.
The Defense Ministry officials said North Korea is steadily improving the capability and reliability of its missile technology.NHK
When I asked CBDT Executive ‘Are You Collecting Some Money or Simply Creating PANIC Everyday Announcing Review of Business, Property Deals, IT Returns Going Back Six Years or More?’ he was confused for some time and relieved of the difficulty by stating that this is outside the scope of the seminar.
Indian Industry, Economy and Family were always fragmented. No or Few BOGUSPatents are granted that are meant to ‘Ensure Unified Sustained Effort by Industry in Developing & Marketing the Innovative Product on Global Scale, was already Missing’.
India Auto Industry is Integrated mainly owned by Foreign Multinationals, but almost every other Industry is Fragmented – i.e. power sector is totally fragmented. Trained & Worked Power Station in 1975 and responsible for Procurement – had seen from Nut & Bolts to Switchgear, Motors, Tools,Paints, Wires, Cables, Lamps, Chemicals, Gases, Bearings, Electrodes, Instruments, Boiler Parts – thousands of items were procured.
Power sector itself is divided – Thermal Power, Hydro Power, Wind Power, Solar Power & Energy Efficiency – Generation, Transmission & Distribution – MISS NATIONAL VISION. India has installed 4,00,000 MW Capacity for 1,00,000 MW Requirement, Storage Hydro Power, Rooftop Solar, Farm Solar, LEDs, DC Fans, Motors are Present Energy Priorities.
EXIM Bank Supported GoI Soft Credit Lines
GoI offered $15b Soft Credit to Developing Countries – but Indian Industry could engage only $1.5b or 10% in 3 years that too for mainly Equipment Supply – almost nothing BOO projects or Manufacturing Units. SIMPLY BECAUSE INDUSTRY DOESN’T HAVE –
a. Experience & Skills and Reputation,
b. Brand and c. Patented or Unique Technology.
A Country funding $5b Hydro Project will also getTransmission & Distribution business.
I have been promoting ‘Multi-Purpose Hydro’ since 1980 when Lunatic Garland Canal Project was under GoI Consideration. This alone is $500b Opportunity in Himalayas alone, over $5Trillion World-wide. No Indian company is ‘Committed to Hydro Power’.
ü It is not Power Industry but all Industries i.e.Manufacturing, Mining, Oil & Gas suffer,
ü Bogus Guru on Road ‘Jaggi Vasudev’ NGOs Not Industries Guides India on technologies.
Fragmented to Fractured Industry, Economy & Family.
RAID Culture Practiced by the Present Government HadEXPOSED CRACKS – CREATEDFRACTURES andCooperation between Industry, Economy & Family has diminished.
Every TRANSACTION has to be reported is Western Idea, Family Members Supporting Owners of a Business or Industry are Paid and treated asIndependent Workers. A housewife in Western World not paid, Compensated indirectly – has 50% Share in Wealth of her Husband and Every Citizen is Supported to Own A House or Business.
A person is Identified by a Number and Date of Birthin Western World which India is trying to follow through PAN & ADHAAR but retains Fathers Name & Surname– but India is not following Western Practices – A woman divorcing in India doesn’t get 50% share in Husbands wealth – though she Can Implicate Every Member of IN-LAWS Family inCriminal Dowry Case but get Maintenance Through Years of Litigation.
An Indian gets no Bank Support – Requires Experience & Mortgage Fixed assets. 95% businesses depend on Moneylenders – Moneylending is not Legalized.
Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
ADB and Centre sign 250 mn dollar loan agreementON JANUARY 31, 2018 BY NARESH SAGARLEAVE A COMMENTEDIT
Asian Development Bank and the Centre have signed a 250 million dollar loan to finance the construction of over 6,200 kilometres all-weather rural roads in Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).
The program is aimed at improving rural connectivity, facilitating safer and more efficient access to livelihood and socio-economic opportunities for rural communities through improvements to about 12 thousand kilometres Rural Roads across the 5 States.
Joint Secretary (Multilateral Institutions) in Department of Economic Affairs Sameer Kumar Khare signed the loan agreement on behalf of Government of India. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Khare said, the ADB-funded investment program will provide continued assistance to the PMGSY and support the Government’s long-term goal for rural development.
He said, the programme is li…