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End of Mayan Calendar

21st December 2012

December 21, 2012: Some predict the end of the world, some predict the beginning of a new era. The basis for these claims is based on the Ancient Mayan calendar. It may seem silly to base a prediction off an ancient civilization’s calendar but the Mayans were a highly mathematically advanced civilization. Their calendar is not only mathematically complex, it is also highly accurate (in fact, more accurate than the Gregorian calendar we use nowadays). The page that follows explains the Mayan calendar in more detail. The last day of the Mayan calendar corresponds to December 21, 2012 (some experts believe it is actually December 23, 2012). On this date, the Mayans are predicting the end of an era. The Mayans believe they were living in the 3rd era and on this date, the 4th era will begin. What does this mean to us? The beginning of a new golden age? 

The end of the old world and the start of the New World Countdown

The end of the Old World, where everything will be changed, all religions will merge, there is only one God, and everything that is imperfect will be made perfect again, to await for the arrival of our Lord Jesus, who will finalised God’s covenant, and He will sit at the UN, providing the world with His resources, water from the rivers of the Tree of Life, where there will not be suffering and death anymore. 
– Contributed by Oogle.

Conditions that lead to poisoning, special feed given to cows that produce milk will react to improper storage and people with certain diseases, it is extremely rare for a similar occurence

Tuesday, Dec 06, 2011
AFP

BEIJING – Local authorities in northeast China said Tuesday drinks made by US giant Coca-Cola that left one child dead and three others ill last week were deliberately poisoned.
In an incident that caused nationwide concern, a boy who drank a Pulpy Milky yoghurt drink made by Coca-Cola subsidiary Minute Maid died on November 28 in Jilin province, prompting a mass recall of the products.
The boy’s mother was also poisoned and remains hospitalised in Changchun city, while another mother and daughter were made ill but have since recovered.

“Following a technical analysis and a detective investigation, it has been preliminarily confirmed that the November 28 poisoning case involving Minute Maid Pulpy Milky is a case of deliberate poisoning,” the Jilin government said.
In a statement on its website, the government said no other contaminated drinks had been discovered after authorities tested products pulled from store shelves, as well as Coca-Cola plants and sales companies in Jilin.
While the government did not explicitly detail what caused the poisoning, it said in the statement that authorities had tested the pulled products and plants for pesticides, indicating these may be responsible for the death.
The investigation was continuing, the statement said. It did not say whether inquiries were focusing on any particular suspects or motives.
Coca-Cola said in an email to AFP that “the police’s technical tests and investigations have preliminarily confirmed that this incident is a criminal case in Changchun.”
This “reaffirms that it is not related in any way to our product quality. We are 100 per cent confident in the safety and quality of our products.”
The poisonings prompted authorities to remove tens of thousands of bottles of Pulpy Milky from store shelves in Jilin, while several other Chinese cities including Beijing and Shanghai also stopped selling the drink.
According to the official Xinhua news agency, this is not the first time Coca Cola has been a victim of the deliberate poisoning of its products in China.
In 2009, two people were reportedly poisoned after ingesting bottles of the popular soft drink Sprite, which were tainted with mercury, Xinhua said.
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Diary products need to be stored at a constant temperature at all times and once expired will cause food poisoning due to the bacteria culture that grows in the milk that turns it bad, therefore, that is why ice cream is so tightly controlled but not milk, but milk does function the same as ice cream, and the same standards should apply. Yoghurt and cultured milk functions the same, but the QC is higher and the conditions are more strict, so there is less problems, but in a mixture it functions the same, and should be treated the same like yoghurt and cultured milk drinks. Storage at room temperature the lifespan is very short that requireds preservatives, without it must be stored in cold storage. The risks for soya bean milk products is negligible because it does not comes from the cow, so the lifespan is very much longer.
– Contributed by Oogle. 

Pre-nuptial agreement laws in Singapore

By Alicea Tan
Love is amorphous and indeterminate. But this has not stopped many couples contemplating marriage from putting down their love in exact terms in a pre-nuptial agreement. A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract entered into before marriage and can govern a wide range of aspects within married life. A couple can dictate where they should live, when they should have sex, when they should conceive and how many children they are to have. Couples may also include “force-majeure” clauses dictating how the matrimonial assets should be divided, how much a spouse should receive in maintenance when the marriage breaks down or terms for the forfeiture of assets should either party commit adultery[1].
Are pre-nuptial agreements legal? Singapore has yet to officially legalise pre-nuptial agreements. But in 2009, the Singapore Court of Appeal affirmed the legality of a pre-nuptial agreement executed by a married couple before a Dutch civil law notary in 1991 before the couple moved to live in Singapore, where the couple agreed not to have any community of property[2]. Under the law regulating marriages in Singapore, in the absence of contrary intention, there is a presumption of joint ownership of matrimonial property. The effect of this pre-nuptial agreement was to constitute the required evidence of contrary intention between the parties to displace the presumption such that in the event of a divorce and granting of a decree nisi, there would be no division of matrimonial property. The marriage eventually broke down and the trial judge, honoured the pre-nuptial agreement and made no order as to division of matrimonial property. However, the disgruntled wife appealed to the highest court asserting her rights to division of matrimonial property under s.112 of the Women’s Charter (“The Act”). The Court of Appeal judges were not persuaded. They upheld the lower court’s ruling and confirmed that pre-nuptial agreements were part of Singapore law that co-existed with The Act. It was a contract formed between consenting parties and in the absence of any unconscionability or vitiating factors, the Court saw no reason to deny the validity of the pre-nuptial agreement.
Nonetheless, couples would be misguided to think that they are free to dictate all terms of their married life. An important distinction between a pre-nuptial agreement and a commercial contract is that when considering whether or not to give effect to a pre-nuptial agreement, courts are caught in the tension between two competing policies of freedom of contracts and the public regulation of married life under family law. For this reason, the Court of Appeal has emphasized that insofar as The Act expressly covers a certain category of prenuptial agreement, those provisions would be the governing law. And even where The Act is silent regarding the maintenance of children, the courts would be especially vigilant and slow to enforce agreements that are apparently not in the best interests of the child or children concerned.[3]
The courts have imposed other limits to a couple’s freedom to draft pre-nuptial agreements. Singapore courts have confirmed that a pre-nuptial agreement that seeks to negate the marriage is unquestionably against public policy and void. In 1917, a couple in England sought to challenge the limits of law and policy in the often-cited case of Brodie v. Brodie[4]. The woman was expecting a child and the father agreed to the marriage on the condition that the woman signed a contract stating that he could live separately from her after the marriage, as though they were unmarried. The wife had to promise never to compel him to live with her. Such a pre-nuptial agreement was met with abhorrence in both the UK and Singapore courts. The husband was seeking to use the pre-nuptial agreement to resile from the marriage and evade his marital obligations altogether[5], not to mention his moral obligations. Such an agreement was ‘inherently wrong’, and if implemented and enforced, ‘would make a mockery of the law regulating marriages’[6].
Terms of the pre-nuptial agreement are also required to be fair and reasonable. Pre-nuptial agreements have been recognized for its protective function of a spouse’s financial assets, especially if one spouse is significantly wealthier than the other. Unsurprisingly, they have been used frequently by wealthy men who have much to lose should their marriages end in divorce and the court orders a just and equitable distribution of matrimonial property under s.112 of The Act. But courts will deny parties the desired protection of their wealth if the terms of the agreement were only beneficial to one spouse and detrimental to the other, raising an inference that the agreement was procured through bad faith[7], for example through trickery or undue influence, where there was no competent consent to the agreement given by the other spouse. Although wives have not had much luck alleging trickery in the local courts[8], but in a case where the spouse in question is not well-educated or is ignorant in financial matters, it is highly probable that the agreement will be treated as void. Hence, a spouse who wishes to enforce the terms of the pre-nuptial agreement is well advised to ensure that the other party receives independent legal advice and enters into the agreement with open eyes.
Terms in the pre-nuptial agreement may become inoperative through other means as well. For example, an unfortunate accident rendering one spouse unable to work and maintain him or herself, would cause the courts to seriously reconsider enforcing a term regarding the maintenance of a spouse, which was drafted under radically different circumstances where the spouse was still capable of maintaining him or herself. A couple may also voluntarily terminate the pre-nuptial agreement at any time by including a ‘sunset provision’ which typically nullifies the pre-nuptial agreement upon a significant event such as the birth of a child. Alternatively, the agreement could simply be allowed to expire after a designated number of years, in reasonable and realistic expectation that the couple is going to have a long married life together.
Unmoved by the functional utility of pre-nuptial agreements, critics and romantics are repulsed by the notion of preparing for the end of a marriage even before it is entered into. It is also demeaning to spell out the sacred love between a couple in cold terms via a transaction made at arm’s length. While noting the emotional appeal of such criticisms, the number of divorces in Singapore has been on the rise and when love takes a turn, couples would be relieved to be spared the hassle of fighting over matrimonial assets while dealing with the emotions of a divorce. Like the Troggs sing every Christmas, “Love is all around”. Perhaps this might be true, but couples contemplating marriage are well advised to read the fine print.
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Drafting the rules ;
1) Allowance up to S$10k a month until death but only S$1k if divorced.
2) Cannot sell matrimonial home, can use or pass it on to child, if no children, the closest relative as beneficiary. This rule will be forever.
3) You can chose to work for institutions only approved by me, but can keep 100% of your salary.
4) In the event of adultery, you do not even have the rights to live or any claims against the matrimonial home, only a S$1k allowance for life.
5) The wife is not expected to pay for anything, in the event of accident or death, the foundation will take over.
6) The foundation will not have any family members as directors.
7) Nobody can buy insurance for me.
8) Everything will be taken care of, even the needs and education of the children, up to marriageable age, thereafter they are on their own.
– Contributed by Oogle.

Itanium servers will take off once you are able to create software to port from x86 to Itanium architecture

SAN FRANCISCO | Thu Nov 8, 2012 2:00pm EST

(Reuters) – Intel and Hewlett-Packard Co unveiled new server technology based on the high-end niche Itanium processors at the center of a recent dispute between Hewlett-Packard and Oracle Corp.
The future of servers built with Itanium chips was thrown into doubt last year due to a bitter legal battle between long-time partners HP and Oracle and it remains unclear to some experts even after a California state court judge ruled in favor of HP.
Intel and HP held a news conference on Thursday announcing the availability of the newest version of Itanium and introducing new HP servers using the chips.
HP will keep offering its customers choices between servers based on heavy-duty Itanium chips and Intel’s more widely used “x86” chips, said Ric Lewis, vice president and interim general manager of HP’s Business Critical Systems.
Rory McInerney, vice president of Intel’s architecture group said that future Itanium chips would be built using some of the key features found in the company’s more widely used Xeon server processors. He did not say when future chips would be released.
Once envisioned as a high-end processor that could become pervasive across the server industry, Itanium suffered a series of setbacks and was eventually overtaken by 64-bit chips based on Intel’s x86 architecture, which is now widely used in the PC industry. Software created for x86 servers is not compatible with Itanium servers, which are mostly sold by HP.
In August, a California state court judge ruled in favor of HP and against Oracle over the latter’s decision to end support for servers HP makes using Itanium chips.
Oracle has since said it would support Itanium servers.
The dispute began after Oracle bought Sun Microsystems, which put Oracle into the server hardware business in competition against its partner, HP.
Oracle had said it would no longer make new versions of its database software compatible with Itanium servers because the chip family was nearing the end of its life.
Asked about the long-term viability of Itanium chips in an industry where x86 is dominant, Intel’s McInerney said, “I think that whole thing was litigated and I think the message back is that Oracle is supporting Itanium.”
Codenamed Paulson, the new Itanium 9500 has up to 2.4 times the performance of the previous generation, has twice as many cores and consumes less power, McInerney said.
HP’s Itanium-based servers are mostly used by large corporations with rigorous computing needs.
(Reporting By Noel Randewich; Editing by Bernard Orr)

God did not forget about Africa

Posted: 07 November 2012 1853 hrs 

KOGELO, Kenya: Singing and dancing, the ancestral village of Barack Obama celebrated on Wednesday the re-election of the son of their soil, who won because he knows how to “love all people”, his grandmother said.
Crowds stayed up throughout the night in Kogelo, a small village in western Kenya nestled in the hills about 60 kilometres (40 miles) from the blue waters of Lake Victoria, until the results showed Obama had won.
“The reason why he has won is because God has given it to him,” said Sarah Obama, 90 this year and the third wife of the paternal grandfather of the president, who has said he regards her as a grandmother.
“Secondly he has got the knowledge to love all people, he doesn’t have the knowledge of division, that is why he has won,” she added, speaking in the Luo language to reporters on the lawn outside the family home.
Weary from an all-night vigil but happy at the win, people cheered to welcome her — known popularly as “Mama Sarah” — and in support of the victory.
“It was tough this time, nothing like last time,” said 35-year old Calvin Odinga, a chemist. “But we were so happy Obama made it.”
In Nairobi, Prime Minister Railda Odinga praised a win he said would “reignite faith worldwide, but especially in Africa, in the restorative capacity of democracy to deliver change and discard entrenched divisions.”
President Mwai Kibaki offered his own congratulations in a statement to Obama. “Kenya, as always is proud of our association with you,” he said.
For Obama’s grandmother, the re-election was more important than his win four years ago. “He came back a second time, and he won,” she said.
But she also sought to quell the disappointment of many Kenyans who had hoped for a visit from the president during his first term. “We cannot be bitter,” said Mama Sarah.
Many in Kogelo stayed up all night as the results trickled through, some splashing out to attend coverage shown on a big screen at a hotel despite the 12-dollar ticket — a small fortune for many people here.
But others gathered in a small dark room nearby, with die-hard supporters refusing to go to bed until the announcement was made.
The first part of the night, as the gap narrowed between Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney, was difficult.
“I was hoping… I knew Obama’s strongholds would be revealed later,” said Frederick Odinga, a local government official.
It was not until around daybreak in Kogelo, when the news television stations announced the winner, that the village exploded into cheers.
On the way to school, some children, mostly barefoot, paused for a few minutes around the small crowd of shouting supporters, some in tears, calling out “Obama, yes!” to the gathered reporters.
Some would still like to see Obama focus more on Africa, and Kenya.
“He didn’t come to Kenya, he really disappointed us,” said Jack Koyoko, 32, a carpenter.
The US president visited only Ghana on the continent during his first term.
However, thanks to the spotlight given by the first election of Obama, the once-simple village of Kogelo has changed much in four years. The main road is now paved and there is electricity and running water in some homes.
“We hope he will do more,” Koyoko added, as he joined the others in the celebrations.

– AFP/xq

The re-Building of the Third Temple in Jerusalem

The Third Temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem beside the Temple Mount at the courtyard of the gentiles for the coming of Jesus, and I will stop at all costs the Antichrist, and when the Antichrist comes, there will be no place for him, I have already changed the entire prophesy. The End Times is coming but there is no WW3, no tribulation, but the transistion of Earth into Heaven. I have already paid the price and carried the weight of the entire world on my shoulders. 

According to Rabbinical sources both the First and Second Temples were built on the same foundations, at the same location somewhere on the Temple Mount. The site had to be consecrated ground that had not been previously used for tombs and that was not a previous pagan worship site (“high place”). The innermost sanctuary of the Temple, the Holy of Holies, or Kodesh Hakodeshim, where the Ark of the Covenant was placed, marked the exact center of the world, and was the innermost zone in holiness or sanctity in Jewish thought. The manifest presence of God, the Shekinah, was centered between the cherubim of the Ark and especially noted at the dedication of the First Temple—

When Solomon had ended his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD’s house. When all the children of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the LORD upon the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the earth on the pavement, and worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures for ever.” (2 Chronicles 7:1-3)


Moving outwards from the Holy of Holies one came to The Holy Place, and then to the Courts of the priests, and of the women and of the Jewish people, then the Court of the Gentiles, and so on, out into the world in decreasing degrees of holiness.
– Contributed by Oogle.

Energy saving device using Induction/Inverters for adapters/extention plugs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_inverter#Three_phase_inverters
The variable-frequency drive uses a rectifier to convert the incoming alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) and then uses pulse-width modulation in an electrical inverter to produce AC of a desired frequency. The variable frequency AC drives a brushless motor or an induction motor. As the speed of an induction motor is proportional to the frequency of the AC, the compressors runs at different speeds. A microcontroller can then sample the current ambient air temperature and adjust the speed of the compressor appropriately. The additional electronics add to cost of equipment and operation. Conversion from AC to DC, and then back to AC, can cost as much 4 – 6% in energy losses for each conversion step.[citation needed]
Eliminating stop-start cycles increases efficiency, extends the life of components, and helps eliminate sharp fluctuations in the load it places on the power supply. Ultimately this makes inverter less prone to breakdowns, cheaper to run.

A power inverter, or inverter, is an electrical power converter that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC);[1] the converted AC can be at any required voltage and frequency with the use of appropriate transformers, switching, and control circuits.
Solid-state inverters have no moving parts and are used in a wide range of applications, from small switching power supplies in computers, to large electric utility high-voltage direct current applications that transport bulk power. Inverters are commonly used to supply AC power from DC sources such as solar panels or batteries.
The inverter performs the opposite function of a rectifier. The electrical inverter is a high-power electronic oscillator. It is so named because early mechanical AC to DC converters were made to work in reverse, and thus were “inverted”, to convert DC to AC.
Three-phase inverters are used for variable-frequency drive applications and for high power applications such as HVDC power transmission. A basic three-phase inverter consists of three single-phase inverter switches each connected to one of the three load terminals. For the most basic control scheme, the operation of the three switches is coordinated so that one switch operates at each 60 degree point of the fundamental output waveform. This creates a line-to-line output waveform that has six steps. The six-step waveform has a zero-voltage step between the positive and negative sections of the square-wave such that the harmonics that are multiples of three are eliminated as described above. When carrier-based PWM techniques are applied to six-step waveforms, the basic overall shape, or envelope, of the waveform is retained so that the 3rd harmonic and its multiples are cancelled.
To construct inverters with higher power ratings, two six-step three-phase inverters can be connected in parallel for a higher current rating or in series for a higher voltage rating. In either case, the output waveforms are phase shifted to obtain a 12-step waveform. If additional inverters are combined, an 18-step inverter is obtained with three inverters etc. Although inverters are usually combined for the purpose of achieving increased voltage or current ratings, the quality of the waveform is improved as well.
When controlled rectifier circuits are operated in the inversion mode, they would be classified by pulse number also. Rectifier circuits that have a higher pulse number have reduced harmonic content in the AC input current and reduced ripple in the DC output voltage. In the inversion mode, circuits that have a higher pulse number have lower harmonic content in the AC output voltage waveform.

Therefore Induction and Inverter technologies can help the household save electrical energy if you have a unit placed between your direct AC to convert to DC for any home appliances, and the ideal is an extention plug or adapter, but such a size has not been effectively achieved yet. Improvements of up to 50% can be achieved for Solar and Wind Farms but so far nobody has achieved the invention of a small device to achieve the same power savings.

– Contributed by Oogle.