mardi 26 août 2014

Egypt: Mousharafa Ali Moustafa, the best physicist in the world!

 
Mousharafa Ali Moustafa: Real father of Special Theory of Relativity!

        
Born on July 21, 1898 in Damietta. After obtaining his degree in 1914, he entered at the École Normale Supérieure, where he graduated in 1917. Thanks to a scholarship from the Ministry of Education, he conducts studies to Tottenham University in Britain where graduated in Mathematics (B.Sc.) in 1920 and a doctorate (PhD.) at the Royal College of London in 1923. Returning to Egypt, he became a professor at "Higher Teacher's College". When Cairo University opened its doors in 1925, he became the assistant of Applied Professor Mathematics at the Faculty of Sciences. The following year, he became a full professor. In 1936, he became Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. 

 When Egypt was on the top of Sciences!

In 1947, when Albert Einstein founded the Institute for Advanced at the University in the United States Science, he became one of the first professors visitors. When his teachers offer him the professorship, they face the refusal of King Farouk and the Egyptian government. King Farouk gives him the title of "Pasha", he politely refused preferring his academic title of "Doctor of Science". Maybe that's why he was not appointed president of the University and remained dean of the Faculty of Science until his death in 1950. 

 Did he been killed by the Israeli Mossad?

He died under mysterious circumstances on Moday, January 15, 1950. Press reports at the time suggested thet he was assassinated by one of the Israeli Mossad's operations against prominent Arab  scientists. International Scientific circles as they were at the death of the Eygptian genius.
At his death Professor Albert Einstein said: "I can not believe that Mousharafa died, he saw through his research. We need his talents, it is a great loss, he was a genius. I followed his research into atomic energy. This is one of the best physicists in the world". Among his best students, we find the first and brightest "atomistic Egyptian" Samira Moussa*. His bibliography includes 15 scientific volumes of Relativity, Mathematics, Atom and Space Exploration, translated into French, German and English:
-Us and Science.
-The Science and the Life,
-The atom and the atomic bomb,
-Scientific Claims,
-Technology at the time of the Pharaohs, etc..

vendredi 15 août 2014

Spain: Juan Antonio de la Morena, the first black mayor of Spain.

 
On 16 June 2007, he was elected mayor of Villamantila a town, at forty kilometers west of Madrid with an absolute majority.

         "I became mayor because he asked me,"
said the member of the Union of the Democratic Centre (U.C.D., center right). "It was necessary to replace my predecessor, in the same position for 32 years and I was chosen to embody continuity." Even then, his face is familiar to 1,200 people, because of his skin color, but because he lives in the village since his youth and worked as a municipal councilor for twelve years. All mayors around familiar smile they knew him at many meetings this young man.
         Soon, his election attracted the interest of journalists from all over Spain. Morena is the first black mayor of the country and, to date, the only one. For his neighbors, however, this media uproar is unusual. "The integration of my family is such that people were surprised to see the news cycle here,"
said the one that is sometimes called the Obama Spanish.

Son of a Spaniard and an Equatorial Guinean.

         Originally from Villamantilla, the town founded in the fifteenth century, nestled between the dry hills of Castile, Benigno de la Morena, married to an Equatorial Guinean woman lands in Villamantilla with her three children in 1974.
          He had gone to Malabo, twenty years earlier in 1954, to work in an exploitation of timber & cocoa. He falls in love with Milagros Dorca, aged only18 and married her. Five years after the proclamation of the independence of Equatorial Guinea in 1968 Juan Antonio is barely 3 years old. Since the return, Morena family grows since then it has eight children.
         Since that day, the villagers regularly cross Morena children accompanying their father on his rounds factor, or their mother, who has not given up her African outfits.
         Juan Antonio de la Moreno completed his studies in law at the Complutense University in Madrid, in a less tolerant environment where he may be subjected to racist taunts. With his law degree, he returned to Villamantilla to do their job.

For the Morena, politics is a family affair.

         At 43, he still practices his profession as a lawyer in the afternoon along with his position as mayor to which he devotes his mornings.
         "Political life should not be a profession,
he insists. I want to be of service to others and for a fixed period. Moreover I start saying about me I will have to replace next year. Problem in politics today is that many elected officials have no way out and cling to their positions."  He also recognizes that within his formation, the Popular Party (PP, right, in power), it is necessary to change attitudes.
"I was always right, and my family."
         During the Franco era, his uncle Tomasin was mayor of Villamantilla then won the first free elections as a candidate of the Union of the Democratic Centre (U.C.D., center right). His father, Benigno, was meanwhile deputy mayor a few years later. In Morena, politics is a family affair.

Politically incorrect ... for many things!

         Sitting in his office, sleeveless vest and tight bun behind her neck, the mayor throws glances at the aerial photo of the village. "For many things, I'm politically incorrect,"
he says, smiling. The capitalist economy? He firmly believes. "I've always been a liberal." Immigration? It must be controlled by the home country. "It is impossible to grant freedom of movement to all those who would like to. Imagine 5000 people want to settle in Villamantilla, how would we do? Our village is not intended for such a large influx."
         In 2011, Juan Antonio almost left with a group of Spanish entrepreneurs in Equatorial Guinea - where he never returned - but budgets have been frozen because of the crisis.
         "Likewise, I declined a trip to Cartagena, Colombia for the World Summit for Mayors and African leaders of African descent in September 2013, because the charges were in my care."

         The Village of  Villamantilla is proud of its golf course, a sports complex and a football field with artificial turf. Very proud of its mayor, who, if he can further improve the equipment of his village. If no one is a candidate against him, he does not rule out to represent, in May 2015.

mardi 12 août 2014

West Africa: A two years old behind the Ebola epidemic*.

 
A two years old is the cause of Ebola in Guinea, where the virus first appeared in January 2014.

        
According to research published in the scientific journal “New England”, after peeling clinical data from many patients in a hospital in south-eastern Guinea, doctors and researchers were able to identify the patient at the origin of Ebola outbreak, which has already claimed more than 1,000 lives since 8 months in West Africa.
         The patient in question, against all odds, is nothing but a little two year old boy who lived in a village near Guéckédou in south-eastern Guinea.
         According to these researchers, the infection of a caregiver has accelerated the spread of the virus. According to them, the child died on December 6, 2013, just after showing symptoms of the Ebola virus.          In the weeks that followed, her mother, grandmother and sister 3 years, all three contaminated, also died. The virus is then spread in the village before touching a carer Gueckedou.
         According to scientists who have discovered the origin of the epidemic in Guinea is the infection of the healthcare professional, in regular contact with patients, which would have accelerated the spread of the virus to three cities in Guinea, Macenta, Nzerekore and Kissidougou.
         Then, the spread of the Ebola virus was done very quickly, and several parts of the country were affected, including the capital Conakry, before winning Sierra Leone and Liberia, Guinea neighbors.
         Since its appearance in Guinea, Ebola killed nearly 1,000 dead. The epidemic continues to spread in Africa but also to Western countries. The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) sounded the alarm over a "global public emergency."

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* Article of Afrik.com of  August 11, 2014.

mercredi 6 août 2014

Cambodia: A trunk of dead wood with magical powers!

 
Thousands of Cambodians travel to pray in front of a dead tree trunk with supposedly magical powers.

        
It is a whitish trunk thirteen feet long, out of the bottom of a pond in Pursat province (west), which has already attracted at least three thousand people. The wood is credited with healing powers and could also bring good fortune to anyone who has the chance to touch him. The rumor spread like wildfire, as so often in Cambodia, and since this is an ongoing parade of gullible people in charge of offerings, chickens and other heads of pigs in the village of Prey Yeang.

The dead tree crystallizes all the hopes and all the fantasies.

          Some pilgrims go up dust and pet timber with talc in the hope of seeing the winning National Lottery numbers. The story of a villager who won this game after touching indeed has it all. "I try to tell people that this is not magic, but they do not believe me. They believe, that's all. I can not stop them", says the director of the provincial department of cults and religions. Other visitors are covered with mud from the pond in the hope of being cured.
         In February, it is a ship anchor of the nineteenth century supposed cure diseases that hit the headlines in Phnom Penh. Regularly, Cambodia is rife with popular superstitions that unleashed the passions of the population, largely Buddhist but still very attached animist cults, like this turtle "magic" that had upset the daily routine of a peaceful village the banks of the Mekong in 1998 again, Cambodians lent to the animal the power to heal people
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vendredi 1 août 2014

U.S.A.: Why Bill Clinton waived to kill Osama bin Laden.

 
Coincidentally, this revelation of the former President of the United States took place on September 10, 2001, the day before the attacks on the World Trade Center. A former Australian politician has just released the recording of his justification.
        
Long before September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden was already in the viewfinder of the United States. This was revealed that Bill Clinton had the opportunity to give the order to kill the former public enemy number 1.

        
In a given case before an assembly of men at Crown Casino in Melbourne conference, Bill Clinton said he had abstained to avoid collateral damage.

"No better than him"

        
"He is an intelligent man, I've been thinking about it and I almost had, confessed the 42nd President of the United States. I could have given the order to kill him, but to do so, I should destroy the small town of Kandahar in Afghanistan, and killing 300 innocent women and children it would not make me better than him. So I abstained. "
        
This registration was made ​​with the agreement of Clinton by Michael Kroger, former personality for the Australian Liberal Party. He explained the context of the confession. "This conference was recorded with his constentement" Has he told on Australian television. The recording has never been made ​​public. Bill Clinton responded to a question from a member of the public on global terrorism".

        
Numerous reports on September 11, 2001 attest this project dates back to December 1998. Finally, the September 11 attacks, including Osama bin Laden, who is the alleged mastermind, killed 2,977 people. After years of living in hiding, bin Laden has been killed by a raid of U.S. special forces on May 10 May 2011 at Bilal, near Abbottabad, Pakistan.