Saturday, April 22, 2006
RUSSIA TESTS MISSLE
Russia is now involved with the muslim countries bigtime like the Bible says will happen, because Russia will feed the Muslim countries weapons as well as leads the final March against Israel in the future.
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal,(TUBOLSK) (CITIES IN RUSSIA TODAY) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog (RULER), the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN, IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer( GERMANY), and all his bands; the house of Togarmah(TURKEY) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.(SUDAN, PARTS OF AFRICA)
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.( LOTS OF MUSLIMS COUNTRIES MARCH).
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
13 Sheba, and Dedan,(Saudia Arabia) and the merchants of Tarshish,(Spain) with all the young lions thereof, (USA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, UNITED KINGDOM) shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts,(DIRECTLY NORTH OF ISRAEL ON A WORLD MAP IS MOSCOW) thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
17 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?
18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.
22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMB).
23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.
Russia tests missile, official says U.S. missile-defense plans a threat to USA.
Front page / Russia PRAVDA04/23/2006 00:02 Source:
Russia test-launched a missile on Saturday and a military commander said U.S. missile-defense plans could threaten the strategic balance between the former Cold War foes, Russian news agencies reported. Russia's Strategic Rocket Forces, which are responsible for the country's ballistic missiles, successfully launched the K65M-R missile from a testing ground at
Kapustin Yar in the southern Astrakhan region, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported.
The commander of the forces, Col.-Gen. Nikolai Solovtsov, said the main purpose of the launch was to test "a uniform warhead for land- and sea-based ballistic missiles" and newly developed elements of a system designed to penetrate missile defenses, Interfax reported. Solovtsov said that plans for a U.S. missile-defense system "could upset strategic stability," the agency reported, suggesting that the test was part of an effort to ensure that Russian missiles are capable of foiling any U.S.
shield. He said the test involved optic and radar measurement systems that reproduce similar U.S. systems, according to Interfax. The planned scale of the United States' deployment of a ... missile defense system is so considerable that the fear that it could have a negative effect on the parameters of Russia's nuclear deterrence potential is quite justified," Interfax quoted him
as saying. President Vladimir Putin has boasted that Russia has missiles capable of penetrating any missile defense system, specifying that they can change their flight path on approach to a target.
Solovtsov said the system being tested Saturday would make missiles more difficult to spot and their trajectories more difficult to predict. Russia opposed Washington's withdrawal in 2002 from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in order to deploy a national missile defense, saying the U.S.-Soviet pact was a key element of international security. Putin called the decision a mistake that would hurt global security but not threaten Russia. The treaty banned missile defense systems on the assumption that the fear of retaliation would prevent either nation from launching a first strike, reports AP.
FLASH FLOODS LANDSLIDE IN INDONESIA
Is it not interesting that the weather service in the USA is called NOAA (NOAH). WORLD WEATHER like in noahs day, no accident they called the weather site NOAA.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(Climate Change).
Flash floods, landslide kill at least 23 in Indonesia
Thu Apr 20, 1:07 PM ET JAKARTA (AFP) - Flash floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in Indonesia's East Java have killed at least 23 people, the state Antara news agency said as mopping up operations got underway. The disaster is the latest to strike on the island of Java, one of the most densely-populated in the world, where scores of people have been killed this year in rain-related catastrophes. Until noon (0500 GMT) we have registered 23 dead victims, with most killed in Bendungan subdistrict," the top government official in Trenggalek district, Soeharto, was quoted as saying Thursday.
In hilly Bendungan, 13 people were killed in a landslide that hit three hamlets there after two days of heavy rain, he said according to the report. Hermanto, who heads operations at the East Java search and rescue agency, told AFP he did not yet have a toll but had sent a team to Trenggalek. We are also readying teams from the surrounding districts to help efforts in
Trenggalek," Hermanto said. Flows of water, mud, rocks and other debris swept through Trenggalek district early Thursday and cut the main road linking it to the nearby town of Ponorogo, district spokesman Joko Setiono said, according to Antara.
Setiono said the floods, which hit six subdistricts as well as the district town of Trenggalek, were subsiding. In some areas, the flood had risen as high as two metres (6.6 feet), he said. Hundreds of houses along with schools and office buildings were hit by the floods after heavy rain swelled the Ngasinan River, Setiono said. East Java Governor Imam Utomo and other officials
toured the worst hit areas to express sympathy to the victims and see what assistance was needed, an official from the province's administration office said.
She said the governor was disbursing financial aid for the families of the dead as well as cash for local officials to buy aid including food. Waters had already subsided in Trenggalek town by afternoon and the military as well as local officials and residents were busy cleaning up, another local official, Suwanto, told ElShinta radio. The town's two-storey hospital was innundated, forcing 50 patients to be moved to the second floor, Suwanto said, adding that water had damaged most of the medical equipment.
Flash floods and landslides in Indonesia are not unusual, although monsoon rains typically hit a peak in January. In February, at least 19 people were killed in Central Java by floods and landslides. At least 12 people were killed in similar disasters in
January on other islands in the archipelago nation, while more than 150 people were also killed on Java in two separate landslides. Environmental activists have warned of more frequent disasters in Indonesia unless extensive areas are reforested on Java, which has been largely stripped of its original forests.
Heavy rains devastate half of Colombia; 70 dead since March
Tue Apr 18, 12:52 PM ET BOGOTA (AFP) - Pounding rainstorms in Colombia since early March have claimed 70 lives in flooding and mudslides that have devastated about half the country, the Civil Defense authority said. Fourteen people are missing and 165 were injured in
the rains that began on March 6 and are forecast to continue until June, Colonel Eugenio Alarcon, Civil Defense chief of investigations and operational development, told AFP on Tuesday.
Flooding, mudslides and high winds have affected 16 of the country's 32 departments and some 24,000 people, destroying 225 homes and damaging 2,000 others, he said. The worst disaster occurred in the Pacific coast port of Buenaventura, where an avalanche of mud and rock last Thursday buried a village, killing 31 people, according to the latest toll available.
On March 19 another mudslide killed a dozen Boy Scouts and their guide in the Nevados park in the coffee-growing western region.According to the official weather institute IDEAM, the rainy season would continue until June and is the first of two forecast for this year.
Friday, April 21, 2006
MOSCOW (AP) - A major earthquake hit a distant region of Russia's Far East on Friday, causing unknown damage and casualties, a Russian emergency official said. The U.S. Geological Survey and Japan's Meteorological Agency estimated the quake's magnitude at 7.7. The quake struck at 12:25 p.m. local time in the Koryak region, nearly 7,000 kilometres east of Moscow and some 1,000 kilometres north of the largest city in the area, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, said Oleg Kotosanov, a duty officer with the regional emergency situations ministry.
The great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, which destroyed more than one-half of the city's buildings and left between 3,000 and 6,000 people dead 100 years ago this week, was estimated at a magnitude of between 7.7 and 7.9.
UPDATE ON THEM 3 RUSSIAN QUAKE SATURDAY APRIL 22,2006
Quake destroys three Russian villages: report
Sat Apr 22, 1:23 AM ET
MOSCOW (AFP) - One of three earthquakes that hit Russia's remote northeastern Kamchatka peninsula almost completely destroyed three small villages, local authorities were quoted as saying by Interfax news agency. Inhabitants called the Koryakiya region's administration on a satellite phone to report that "the villages are practically entirely destroyed, even brick stoves fell apart," officials said, adding that rescuers flown in by helicopter were assessing the situation. The temblor measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck at 1114 GMT, at a depth of 40 kilometers (25 miles). It was located in Koryakiya, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) northeast of Il'pyrskiy and 6,300 kilometers (3,910 miles) north-northeast of Moscow.
The quake was the third that rocked the peninsula on Friday, according to the Kamchatka seismological service, the first measuring a massive 7.9 degrees and the second 6.2.
Thousands of people in Koryakiya, a sparsely populated district, were affected by the earlier quakes, but only four required medical attention, with about 50 more believed to have only minor injuries, the emergency situations ministry said. The Kamchatka peninsula, which is roughly the same size as Japan, is one of Russia's wildest regions, known for hot springs, 29 active volcanos and a large population of brown bears.
Strong earthquake strikes eastern Japan; 3 injured, no tsunami danger
Fri Apr 21, 12:09 AM ET
TOKYO (AP) - A strong earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook eastern Japan early Friday, injuring three people but there was no danger of tsunami, the Meteorological Agency and police said.
The 02:50 a.m. local time quake occurred 10 kilometres below the ocean floor, just off the east coast of Izu Peninsula, about 90 kilometres southeast of Tokyo, the agency said. In Ito City in Shizuoka prefecture, one of the most strongly shaken cities, a 64-year-old woman suffered minor bruises on her head when a wardrobe fell on her, local police spokesman Mitsuo Sugibayashi said.
In nearby Kanagawa prefecture, two women aged 67 and 52 also suffered minor injuries, police said, providing no other details. The agency said there was no threat of a tsunami - potentially dangerous waves triggered by seismic activity. The quake, felt most strongly in Izu Oshima, moderately shook buildings in the Tokyo region but didn't cause any damage.
Japan, which rests atop several tectonic plates, is among the world's most earthquake-prone countries. A magnitude five quake can damage houses and buildings in densely populated areas.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
WORLD TRADING BLOCKS
Right now theres way more then 10 blocks but i figure the world will change the blocks of the world to only 10.
40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
44 And in the days of these kings (10) shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
TRADING BLOCKS AND COUNTRY GROUPS OF THE WORLD SO FAR.
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UnitedKingdom. http://www.europa.eu.int/index_en.htm
OPEC MEMBER COUNTRIES
Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America
COMMONWEALTH MEMBER COUNTRIES
Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji Islands, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Zambia
NATO MEMBER COUNTRIES
Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, uxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America
SAARC MEMBER COUNTRIES
Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
OPEC MEMBER COUNTRIES
Founder Member: Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela
Full member: Qatar, Libya, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Algeria and Nigeria
Associate member: Gabon http://www.opec.org/
EFTA MEMBER COUNTRIES
Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
APEC MEMBER COUNTRIES
Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United States of America, Vietnam
ASEAN MEMBER COUNTRIES
Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam http://www.aseansec.org/
NAFTA MEMBER COUNTRIES
Canada, Mexico, United States of America
Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela
Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
MERCOSUR / MERCOSUL COUNTRIES
Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
SADC MEMBER COUNTRIES
Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
BALTIC STATES, FORMERLY PART OF THE SOVIET UNION:
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
PACIFIC COMMUNITY / COMMUNAUTÉ DU PACIFIQUE
American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Mariana, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn islands Samoa, Solomon islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, UK, USA, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna http://www.spc.org.nc/
GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL MEMBER CONTRIES
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E.
ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WESTERN AFRICAN STATES - ECOWAS
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
COMESA MEMBER CONTRIES
Angola, Burundi, Comoros, D.R.Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe http://www.comesa.int/
DUST STORM IN CHINA
Associated Press Writer Tue Apr 18, 3:17 PM ET
BEIJING - Beijing will use artificial rainmaking to clear the air after a choking dust storm coated China's capital and beyond with yellow grit, prompting a health warning to keep children indoors, state media said Tuesday. The huge storm blew dust far beyond China's borders, blanketing South Korea and reaching Tokyo. The storm, reportedly the worst in at least five years, hit Beijing overnight Sunday, turning the sky yellow and forcing residents to dust off and hose down cars and buildings.
Hospitals reported a jump in cases of breathing problems, state television said. The government was preparing to seed clouds to make rain to clear the air, state TV said, citing the Central Meteorological Bureau. It did not elaborate, and the bureau refused to release more information. Storms carrying chalky dust from the north China plain hit Beijing every spring, but newspapers said this week's was the heaviest since at least 2001. The Beijing Daily Messenger said 300,000 tons of sand and dust were dumped on the city Monday.
That was "definitely one of the most serious pollution days in Beijing," weather forecaster Yang Keming said, according to the China Daily newspaper. "Small children had better stay at home during such days. The dust reached Tokyo on Tuesday, the first time that has happened in six years, said Naoko Takashina of Japan's Meteorological Agency. Dust from China was found in more than 50 locations throughout the country, she said. The Japanese agency warned of reduced visibility but did not say any health dangers were expected.
In South Korea, a light layer of dust blanketed the country, but no ill effects were reported. Rain was forecast overnight Tuesday, and the weather bureau said it should clear the air. The dust storms are expected to last through at least Wednesday in Beijing, neighboring Tianjin and a swath of north China stretching from Jilin province in the northeast through Inner Mongolia to Xinjiang in the desert northwest, the China Daily and other media said. That region is home to hundreds of millions of people. More storms were expected later in the week in Xinjiang and other parts of the northwest, according to news reports.
China's government has been replanting "green belts" of trees throughout the north in an effort to trap the dust after decades when the storms worsened amid heavy tree-cutting. Last week, the western Xinjiang region was hit by its worst sandstorm in decades, which killed one person and left thousands stranded after sand covered railways and high winds smashed train and car windows.
Associated Press reporters Chisaki Watanabe in Tokyo and Bo-mi Lim in Seoul, South Korea, contributed to this report.
Wildfire Season Could Be the Worst Ever
By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press Writer Tue Apr 18, 11:41 PM ET
WICHITA, Kan. - This year's wildfire season could be one of the worst ever, with 2.15 million acres already burned nationwide this spring — more than five times the average, fire officials said Tuesday. Fires have been especially bad in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska and New Mexico. Fire departments say they are straining under the load with little relief in sight from windy, dry conditions.
The acreage numbers, released Monday, count only fires reported to the National Interagency Fire Center as of April 13. They do not include the hundreds of grass fires that firefighters in beleaguered states have been too busy fighting to file all the paperwork on. It is rare we burn this many acres this early in the fire season," Ken Frederick, a spokesman for the fire center,
said. More than 30,665 major fires have been reported nationwide this year so far, compared with an average of 17,288 in the same period, the agency said. The total area burned is more than five times the average 380,048 acres. Fires have killed 18 people and destroyed more than 1,100 buildings this year.
Texas alone has fought 1.3 million acres of fires, and more than 115,082 acres have burned in Oklahoma, the agency said.Grass is so dry in some areas it ignites 50 feet in front of the flames just from the heat. Fires are jumping four-lane paved highways, and the flames spread so fast trucks going 30 mph cannot outrun them, he said. We are seeing stuff that hasn't happened in the last decade," said Jim Schmidt, an emergency management director in Kansas. "We are seeing cedar trees igniting 40 feet in front of our fire trucks — exploding with no moisture in it.
On the Net: National Interagency Fire Center: http://www.nifc.gov/
GEOEYE SATELLITE IMAGERY TO EU
Imagery To Be Used To Monitor Crops To Support Subsidy Programs.
DULLES, Va., April 19, 2006 – GeoEye, the world’s largest satellite remote-sensing imaging company (OTCPK: ORBM), announced today its partner European Space Imaging (EUSI) received an additional contract from the European Commission to supply OrbView-3 high-resolution map-accurate imagery. The contract was awarded on April 5, 2006 and is valued at $2.15 million (EUR 1.8 million) over the next four years. The imagery will be collected by the company’s OrbView-3 high-resolution earth-imaging satellite. Together with its recently renewed three-year contract to supply imagery from GeoEye’s IKONOS high-resolution satellite, EUSI continues to be one of the largest suppliers of commercial satellite imagery to the European Commission.
The imagery will be processed and delivered to the European Commission by EUSI located in Munich, Germany. The contract requires GeoEye to begin imagery collections over 24 specific European sites to support the European Commission’s agricultural subsidy controls. The European Union is using satellite imagery as a tool to verify farmer’s declarations and claims for subsidies. In addition, the European Commission will use OrbView-3 imagery in support of national security related projects. The European Commission has been an excellent customer, and we are committed to continuing to meet all of their expectations,” said Adrian Zevenbergen, general manager for European Space Imaging. “For the past three years the European Commission has ranked GeoEye’s IKONOS satellite with a 98-100% performance success rate, so we are confident the OrbView-3 satellite will maintain this contract’s same demanding schedule and performance requirements.
“We are delighted that the European Commission has chosen to use imagery from the OrbView-3 satellite in support of agricultural subsidy controls as well as for security related projects. OrbView-3 has been used by several Asian countries as well as by the US Government’s National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency for similar purposes. This contract will now give us
an opportunity to demonstrate this satellite’s capability and value to the European community,” said Timothy J. Puckorius, GeoEye’s senior vice president of International Sales. GeoEye is currently building its next-generation commercial satellite imaging system, GeoEye-1, which will have a ground resolution of .41-meter panchromatic and 1.65-meter multispectral. When launched in early 2007, this satellite will greatly increase our capacity to collect a large amount of data within a short timeframe, which is ideal for monitoring crop subsidy programs.
Headquartered in Dulles, Va., GeoEye is the world’s largest commercial satellite imagery company, delivering the highest-quality, most accurate imagery and products to better map, measure, monitor and manage the world. GeoEye was formed as a result of ORBIMAGE’s acquisition of Space Imaging in January 2006. The company is the premier provider of
geospatial data, information and value-added products for the national security community, strategic partners, resellers and commercial customers. GeoEye operates a constellation of three Earth imaging satellites – OrbView-2, OrbView-3 and IKONOS – and possesses an international network of more than a dozen regional ground stations, a robust image archive,
and advanced geospatial imagery processing capabilities that are unmatched in the satellite imagery industry.
Its products are the cornerstone of the remote-sensing industry enabling a wide array of applications including intelligence gathering for national security and defense, mapping, local government planning, and natural resources and environmental monitoring. The company maintains a comprehensive quality management system and has achieved corporate-wide ISO certification. For more information, visit http://www.geoeye.com/.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
GOLD SILVER BUY UP
3 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations.
4 And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
5 Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.
6 An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.
7 The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.
8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.
9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth.
10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.
11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither shall there be wailing for them.
12 The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
13 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet alive: for the vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.
14 They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
15 The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.
16 But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.
17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.
18 They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.
19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
It's a gold rushTAVIA GRANT
From Wednesday's Globe and Mail
Don Carlson has worked at Albern Coins & Foreign Exchange Ltd. in Calgary for more than a decade and, with the small exception of some pre-millennium panic buying, he's never seen so many customers carting off silver bars and gold coins. I've been in the business since 1991 and these are new highs for me, for both metals,” the general manager says. He's not the only one surprised by the growing appetite. In Ottawa, silver demand at the Royal Canadian Mint tripled in the first quarter. Kitco.com, a global gold dealer based in Montreal, has hired 10 new salespeople to take calls, while another distributor, based in B.C., is busy shipping coins across the country.
Rising geopolitical tensions and record oil prices are boosting the allure of precious metals, sending gold to its highest level since 1980 and silver to a 23-year high Tuesday. But it's not just exchange-traded funds or mining company shares that are popular. Canadians — and investors around the world — want the real, physical stuff. In Calgary, Mr. Carlson is seeing huge interest from middle-aged and older people who have cash on hand and want to park it in gold and silver. We're seeing a lot of new faces,” he said. “It's basically cash-and-carry. People like to have it in their hands.
Like other dealers, Mr. Carlson says silver demand is particularly strong. Sales of 100-ounce silver bars are surging and, at $1,692 a pop, many customers are buying several bars at a time. Clearly, silver prices that have already surged 58 per cent this year aren't deterring clients. Coins are also selling at a steady clip, he said. While Albertans may be the biggest buyers of gold and silver these days, interest is growing across the country. At the 98-year-old Royal Canadian Mint, investment demand for silver Maple Leaf coins more than tripled in the first quarter
while demand for one-to-10-ounce gold bars doubled, said David Madge, the Mint's executive director of bullion and refinery services. He expects silver sales this year will be the best in a decade.
You know commodities are hot when people are pawning their old gold and silver trinkets to the Mint. The Mint's recycling business, which buys old jewellery or silver flatware from individuals and turns them into coins and bars, has soared in recent months in lockstep with the run on commodities prices. Thus buyers of Canadian gold coins can't be certain whether they're derived from Aunt Bessie's wedding ring or come fresh from the mines. Kitco.com, the world's largest Internet-based bullion dealer, knows this better than most. It added about 10 salespeople to its
desk earlier this year to field floods of incoming calls.
Investor interest has soared for several reasons, said Jon Nadler, Kitco.com's investment products analyst. Demand in China and India is growing, while supply is dwindling. Worries about a decline in the U.S. dollar are mounting. Energy prices are soaring and tensions in Israel and Iran are rising. Those factors are prompting more people to see gold as a hedge in their portfolio, he said. It's very, very strong and across the board, and not just in Canada,” he said. “People are feeling more comfortable with holding gold than they had before.
In B.C., Martin Levy is managing director of the country's largest direct distributor of Maple Leaf coins. His company, Border Gold Corp., is seeing everyone from plumbers to bankers adding precious metals to their holdings. People in the trades, who have their own small companies, you see them buying and putting 5 to 10 per cent of their portfolio in gold,” he said. At the same time, “a lot of business people, with higher income, are putting high hundreds of thousands or even a million or two million into gold.
Gold prices soared $4.50 (U.S.) to reach a 25-year high Tuesday, closing at $623.30 an ounce, while silver jumped to $13.78 an ounce.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
MANITOBA FLOODS JAVA VOLCANO
12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Indonesian volcano spewing smoke, lava
By NINIEK KARMINIASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia -- The volcano that looms above his village is spewing smoke and lava, and scientists warn it could erupt anytime. But like many people farming the fertile slopes of Mount Merapi, Ismail says there is no need to panic.Merapi is part of my life, as it is all of our lives around here," he said Tuesday, as the 9,700-foot mountain rumbled in the background. "We know nature, and we are not worrying. Volcanologists watching Merapi, in the heart of densely populated Java island, disagree.
Aside from the visible signs of increased activity at its peak, sensors within the crater have detected a rise in seismic movement in recent weeks, and a major eruption is possible, they say.Authorities have been ordered to prepare for the possible evacuation of the thousands of people who live close to Merapi, which last erupted in 1992, sending out a searing cloud of gas that burned 60 people to death. About 1,300 people were killed when it erupted in 1930.
Mount Merapi lies about 18 miles from Yogyakarta, a city of 1 million people, More than 100 trucks are on standby to transport refugees, and emergency shelters have been prepared and stocked with food and medicine, Social Affairs Minister Bachtiar Chamsyah told reporters in Jakarta. Many people living around Merapi and the other 129 active volcanos in Indonesia - more than any other nation - believe that spirits watch over the peak and will warn
them when a major eruption is imminent.
Although most Indonesians are Muslim, many also follow animist beliefs and worship ancient spirits. Often at full moons, people trek to crater rims and throw in rice, jewelry and live animals to appease the volcanoes. If animals start coming down from the top then that is a sign for me to leave," said Ngadio, a rice farmer in a village on the dangerous western slopes of the volcano. "Hot clouds will always follow the animals' descent.
Sask. volunteers forced to stop sandbaggingUpdated Tue. Apr. 18 2006
7:21 AM ET CTV.ca News Staff
Dozens of volunteers on the Red Earth First Nation reserve in northeastern Saskatchewan have been told to stop sandbagging in the face of a relentlessly rising Carrot River. On Monday, the rising Carrot River submerged the road bisecting it, making it difficult for trucks carrying sandbags to get to the north side of town, where there are 80 homes and several other buildings.Phone and power lines on the Red Earth reserve were turned off. Boilers in the school and other public buildings were also shut down. Richard Kent, emergency co-ordinator for the Prince Albert Grand Council, said by late Monday afternoon eight homes on the reserve were flooded. Sandbagging continued at the south end of Red Earth, which is about 240 kilometres
northeast of Saskatoon.
Water levels in the Carrot River have surged to five times their normal volume, due to heavy rains last fall, deep snow over the winter and an early spring thaw. The flooding kept 1,000 residents of the reserve from their homes. They were forced to evacuate over the weekend due to rising water. There are about 370 evacuees in Prince Albert, and 442 are in Saskatoon,
mostly at the Field House. Glenna Chryderman, a Salvation Army volunteer, is one of dozens of volunteers trying to help the evacuees being housed at The Saskatoon Field House. Just to see those little children's faces, and the fact that these people have been uprooted. They have had to leave their homes. For me, I just think of how that would effect me and I think we have
to have some compassion," she told CTV Saskatoon.
Flooding in Manitoba
Flood-weary Manitobans are welcoming the latest weather outlook from Environment Canada, with meteorologists now forecasting 10 millimetres of rain in the Red River Valley Tuesday and Wednesday -- down from a previous forecast of up to 50 millimetres. Ten millimetres likely won't pose a problem in the flood zone around the province's Red River Valley. Provincial
officials also warned, however, that areas in western Manitoba now face the threat of flash floods in coming days as heavy rainfall heads toward that area. A flash-flood watch has been issued for the Riding and Duck mountain regions, with Environment Canada predicting as much as 70 millimetres of rain in that area beginning as early as Tuesday night.
There's some good news and some bad news," Alf Warkentin, Manitoba's chief flood forecaster, told reporters Monday afternoon. The good news is that the heavy rain for southeastern Manitoba and the Red River Valley is not going to happen. The bad news is that the heavy rain is going to happen in western Manitoba, areas west of Brandon and Dauphin. Environment Canada says most of the precipitation will travel along the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border and move north -- rather than hitting the southern part of Manitoba as was previously forecast.
Manitoba Premier Gary Doer said he is waiting to see what happens. I'm just going to wait and see and won't uncross my fingers until after the crests have left the Red River Valley," he said in Ste-Agathe after a tour of the affected areas. Meanwhile, there is little relief for the hardest-hit region around Morris, Man. -- about 60 kilometres south of Winnipeg -- where the Red River has crested.
Although Morris is surrounded by a dike, travelling in and out of the town has proved a challenge due to flooded roads.It's going to be a while . . . before levels fall," said Warkentin. "It's going to be a slow decline and the rain will serve to reduce that rate of decline on the Red River. So levels will remain very high and there will be access problems for probably another week or so or even longer."
BULGARIA ROMANIA STILL FLOODED
Worst still to come in Romania and Bulgaria floods18.04.2006 - 09:51
CET By Andrew Rettman EU OBSERVER
Flooding in EU candidates Romania and Bulgaria is set to peak on Wednesday (19 April) and Thursday, local authorities predict, with the lower reaches of the river Danube staying abnormally swollen for up to a month. The Danube is currently flowing at 15,800 cubic metres a second - twice the usual for April and the heaviest since 1895 - inundating farmland and villages but with no casualties so far, press agecies say. Over 3,000 people fled the Romanian villages of Rast and Negoi after Dykes burst on Monday. Police also evacuated tourists from a hotel in the southern town of Calarasi.
About 100,000 hectares of Romanian farms and forests have been submerged, with authorities planning to channel water away from towns toward a further 26,000 hectares of open land. In Bulgaria, almost half of the industrial town of Nikopol has been flooded with problems also reported in Vidin, Fetesti, Ruse and Zabovanovo. The biggest worry now is the inflow of mosquitoes and the stink of sewage coming from the flooded houses," Nikopol civil defense head Georgi Linkov told Reuters. The floods first hit Serbia over the weekend after melting snows and spring rains in central Europe. Most of Belgrade has been kept safe by 250 km of dykes and barriers but the waterlogged defences are in danger of collapse.
The Serb towns of Ritopek, Veliko Gradiste and Smederevo have also tried to keep the river at bay with sandbags and basic equipment. The volunteers are tired. It's hard to keep up the tempo day after day," one Serbian official indicated. The water levels are higher than during the floods of 2005 and 2002, which killed dozens, but response units were better prepared this time around, BBC correspondents say.
AND IN THIS 2ND STORY, YES THERE WILL BE A QUAKE WARNING FOR CALIFORNIA, THEN A TSUNAMI WILL DO CALIFORNIA IN THIS TIME.
San Francisco faces big shaker (100 YEARS LATER) By Molly Bentley in San Francisco
The 1906 aftermath at 8:12 AM ON APRIL 18, 1906
Another magnitude 7.9 earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area would probably produce much stronger shaking than the catastrophic 1906 event of the same size. The wider region should also expect thousands of fatalities and economic losses in the billions. These conclusions are contained in two reports released to coincide with the 18 April centennial of the great quake that destroyed the city and killed 3,000 people. The studies will be discussed at a special conference this week. Scientists say the next big quake - a magnitude 6.7 or larger - will likely come within 30 years. The first study, When the Big One Strikes Again, was commissioned by conference organisers and provides an estimate range of the death and damage toll for Northern California if an earthquake similar to 1906 hit the region today. The city was shattered, and what remained then went up in flames.
The other study, produced by the US Geological Survey (USGS), shows how shaking intensity would change if the San Andreas Fault were to rupture in a different place to 1906. USGS scientists believe they have been able to reproduce the ground motion that occurred 100 years ago fairly accurately, making it a useful model to estimate the damage caused by the next big quake. These studies allow us to model the shaking and fill in the big gap in the data," said Dr Greg Beroza, a geophysicist at Stanford University who helped create the USGS simulation. "We can apply the results to other large earthquakes.
One of its shaking scenarios suggests that out of the 10 million residents in 19 counties, a 7.9 earthquake could kill 1,800 and seriously injure 8,000 if it hit at night; and kill 3,400 and seriously injure 13,000 if it hit during the day. Total economic losses could reach more than $120bn. Daytime casualties are typically higher than night-time, when people are in homes that are less susceptible to collapse than commercial buildings," said Dr Kircher. However, the proportion of night-time deaths is raised slightly in San Francisco itself, where older homes are more vulnerable to collapse. Roughly one quarter - 800 - daytime deaths and almost a third of night-time deaths- 574 - would be in SF city districts.
The estimates are based on death by building collapse by shaking alone; not by fire, which could raise the death toll. Of the city's 400,000 residents in 1906, it is estimated that 3,000 died from both building collapse and the conflagration that swept the city immediately afterwards. While it was unlikely a fire that size would rage again, smaller fires were very possible, said Dr Kircher. Soft storey" architecture often features an un-reinforced garage.
Preparing for the 'Big One
We expect fires to contribute significantly to the total loss," he added. Adding in the cost of damage due to fire and lifeline infrastructure - such as highways - could raise the economic bill to $150bn. And this does not include long-term economic impact, the sort experienced in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The total is 10 times the loss from the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, a 6.7 tremor on the San Andreas Fault centred in a mountainous region 100km (60 miles) to the south of San Francisco.
The second set, referred to as M7.9, is based on a standard model of energy propagation from an earthquake occurring on the segments of the fault that ruptured in 1906; a sort of generic 7.9 quake. Death and damage estimates are lower in the MMI model than in the M7.9; 800 night-time and 1,600 daytime deaths for the region, and $90bn dollars in economic loss. While the population has increased 10 fold since 1906, when less than a million people called the greater San Francisco Bay area home, the number of fatalities does not increase proportionally in the recent estimates. Our knowledge of earthquakes and how they affect buildings have advanced quite a bit and our seismic codes have been advancing," said Dr Beroza, "but we're still talking about thousands of deaths. Will the public say that's acceptable?
Dr Kircher said that an important finding of the study was that vulnerable buildings - un-reinforced masonry, older reinforced concrete and "soft-storey" - made up less than 5% of all buildings in the region but would kill more than half the people. Fixing those buildings would cut our casualties in half," said Dr Kircher.
The second USGS study to be presented to the conference offers scientists a re-creation of the 1906 shaking, and a how it might change if the fault ruptured other than where it did, 2km off the coast of San Francisco. The computer model draws on a new and highly detailed 3D geologic model of the Bay Area. While scientists do not know when the next big quake will come or where it will originate, they do say that a 7.9 quake is unlikely to mirror 1906. There is no guarantee that the next big one will begin exactly where the last big one began," said Dr Beroza. "It will be different and may not start in the same place." In the USGS simulations, a rupture at the northern end of the San Andreas Fault, with the same amount of slip, creates the same or greater shaking for San Francisco as it did in 1906; while an epicentre at the southern end of the northern portion of the fault, near San Juan Batista, creates considerably stronger shaking for the city.
This is due to variations in local geology and the fact that the energy from the rupture and seismic waves increase as they propagate toward the city. Things could be worse for San Francisco itself with a rupture that begins south of the city, than it was in 1906 when the rupture began very close to it," said Brad Aagaard, a USGS research geophysicist who ran the simulations. This, ironically, makes the original 1906 quake, with its epicentre near the city, a best-case scenario for San Francisco if a 7.9 earthquake were to hit again. But increased shaking in one area means less shaking somewhere else. Moving the epicentre to San Juan Batista produces more intense shaking for San Francisco, but milder shaking in the Silicon Valley region. The bottom line is that the next large event on the San Andreas Fault will differ in some ways from the 1906 earthquake, said Dr Aagaard. "We need to consider many scenarios in order to be prepared for such an event.
The 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference continues through to 21 April in San Francisco.
SUMMARY OF DAMAGE AND LOSSES SCENARIO 1906 MMI
M7.9 NUMBER OF SEVERELY DAMAGED BUILDINGS
Residential buildings 80,000 120,000
Commercial buildings 7,000 10,000
SOCIAL LOSSES DUE TO BUILDING DAMAGE
Displaced households 170,000 250,000
Serious injuries - night-time 4,000 8,000
Serious injuries - daytime 6,000 13,000
Immediate deaths - night-time 800 1,800
Immediate deaths - daytime 1,600 3,400
DIRECT ECONOMIC LOSSES DUE TO BUILDING DAMAGE
Structural damage $15bn $20bn
Non-structural damage $57bn $75bn
Contents and inventory damage $14bn $17bn
Business interruption $8bn $11bn TOTAL DIRECT ECONOMIC LOSS >$90bn >$120bn
Source: When the Big One Strikes Again
Monday, April 17, 2006
BLOGSITES OF WORLD EVENTS
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ANIMAL DISEASES (REV 6:7-8) www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasiticpathways/animals.htm
ARAB BUSINESS REPORT www.arabbusinessreport.com/
ARAB LEAGUE SUMMIT www.arableaguesummit.com/
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BIBLE PLACES www.bibleplaces.com
BIBLE PROPHECY LINKS www.bible-prophecy.com/links.htm
BIOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL, WEAPONS (REV 9:18)
CANADA WEATHER TORNADOES (LUKE 21:25-26)www.mb.ec.gc.ca/air/summersevere/ae00s02.en.html
CATHOLIC WORLD NEWS http://www.cwnews.com/
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EU DISCUSSION FORMwww.europa.eu.int/comm/coreservices/forum
EU HOME SITEwww.europa.eu.int
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FAMINES (MATT 24:7)(REV 6:5-6)www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768999.html
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SPACE SIGNS (NASA) (LUKE 21:11,24-25)
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WORLD FACT BOOKwww.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/is.html
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Sunday, April 16, 2006
POPES EASTER MESSAGE
VATICAN CITY: In his first Easter message, Pope Benedict called for an "honourable solution" to the nuclear standoff with Iran, a truly independent Palestinian state, and global cooperation to combat terrorism.
The Pope, speaking on his 79th birthday, made his appeal for world peace in his Easter "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) message to nearly 100,000 people as he concluded the first Easter season of his pontificate. The Pope, who marks the first anniversary of his election on Wednesday, led a joyful Easter mass in a sunny St Peter's Square on the most important day of the Christian liturgical calendar, when the faithful celebrate Christ's resurrection from the dead.
In the speech, televised to millions of viewers in more than 65 countries at the end of Easter Sunday mass in the square, he listed his worries about problems facing the world, particularly in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Concerning the international crises linked to nuclear power, may an honourable solution be found for all parties, through serious and honest negotiations" he said in a clear reference to Iran, which announced last week it had become a nuclear power by enriching uranium.
The United States wants targeted sanctions on Iran that include a freeze on assets and visa restrictions. In another part of the speech, the Pope defended Israel's right to exist, a passage which appeared to be an indirect criticism of statements by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that the Jewish state should be eliminated. But he also called firmly for the establishment of a Palestinian state. May the international community, which re-affirms Israel's just right to exist in peace, assist the Palestinian people to overcome the precarious conditions in which they live and to build their future, moving towards the constitution of a state that is truly their own," he said in the part of his address dedicated to peace in the Middle East.
In other parts of the "Urbi et Orbi" address, the Pope expressed his concern over terrorism, as he has already done several times since his election on April 19, 2005 to succeed the late Pope John Paul. May the leaders of nations and of international organisations be strengthened in their will to achieve peaceful coexistence among different races, cultures and religions, in order to remove the threat of terrorism," he said. Mentioning Iraq, he prayed "may peace finally prevail over the tragic violence that continues mercilessly to claim victims.
The Pope also prayed that the spirit of the risen Christ bring relief and security to Africa, particularly the people of Darfur in western Sudan, who he said were "living in a dramatic humanitarian situation that is no longer sustainable. Chad broke diplomatic ties with neighbouring Sudan on Friday and warned that it might stop sheltering thousands of Sudanese refugees who have crossed the border to escape an ethnic conflict in the Darfur region.
This is the first Easter for the 1.1 billion member Roman Catholic Church since the death of Pope John Paul, who was in his final days a year ago and was only able to make brief appearances in the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.
John Paul died on April 2, a week after Easter