Robber fly - Nature photographer Thomas Shahan specializes in amazing portraits of tiny insects. It isn't easy. Shahan says that this Robber Fly (Holcocephala fusca), for instance, is "skittish" and doesn't like its picture taken.

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"The Greater Akashic System" – July 15, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) (Subjects: Lightworkers, Intent, To meet God, Past lives, Universe/Galaxy, Earth, Pleiadians, Souls Reincarnate, Invention: Measure Quantum state in 3D, Recalibrates, Multi-Dimensional/Divine, Akashic System to change to new system, Before religion changed the system, DNA, Old system react to Karma, New system react to intent now for next life, Animals (around humans) reincarnate again, This Animal want to come back to the same human, Akashic Inheritance, Reincarnate as Family, Other Planets, Global Unity … etc.)

Question: Dear Kryon: I live in Spain. I am sorry if I will ask you a question you might have already answered, but the translations of your books are very slow and I might not have gathered all information you have already given. I am quite concerned about abandoned animals. It seems that many people buy animals for their children and as soon as they grow, they set them out somewhere. Recently I had the occasion to see a small kitten in the middle of the street. I did not immediately react, since I could have stopped and taken it, without getting out of the car. So, I went on and at the first occasion I could turn, I went back to see if I could take the kitten, but it was to late, somebody had already killed it. This happened some month ago, but I still feel very sorry for that kitten. I just would like to know, what kind of entity are these animals and how does this fit in our world. Are these entities which choose this kind of life, like we do choose our kind of Human life? I see so many abandoned animals and every time I see one, my heart aches... I would like to know more about them.

Answer: Dear one, indeed the answer has been given, but let us give it again so you all understand. Animals are here on earth for three (3) reasons.

(1) The balance of biological life. . . the circle of energy that is needed for you to exist in what you call "nature."

(2) To be harvested. Yes, it's true. Many exist for your sustenance, and this is appropriate. It is a harmony between Human and animal, and always has. Remember the buffalo that willingly came into the indigenous tribes to be sacrificed when called? These are stories that you should examine again. The inappropriateness of today's culture is how these precious creatures are treated. Did you know that if there was an honoring ceremony at their death, they would nourish you better? Did you know that there is ceremony that could benefit all of humanity in this way. Perhaps it's time you saw it.

(3) To be loved and to love. For many cultures, animals serve as surrogate children, loved and taken care of. It gives Humans a chance to show compassion when they need it, and to have unconditional love when they need it. This is extremely important to many, and provides balance and centering for many.

Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle
American zoologist played by Sigourney Weaver in the film Gorillas in the Mist would have been 82 on Thursday (16 January 2014)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Seeds producer expects 40 percent sales growth next year

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 12/02/2008 10:36 AM  

PT BISI International, the country's top producer of hybrid seeds for corn, rice, vegetables and fruit, forecasts a 40 percent growth in sales next year but has decided nonetheless to adopt a prudent liquidity position by postponing an expansion plan. 

"Next year, we are optimistic we will book Rp 2.4 trillion, or a 40 percent increase in sales revenue on this year's estimate, as demand from farmers will stay high," said president director Junaidi Sungkono, responding to the possibility of slower growth because of the global economic downturn. 

During the first nine months of 2008, the company accumulated Rp 1.23 trillion in sales revenue, a 104 percent increase from Rp 604 billion during the same period last year. It booked Rp 335 billion in net profits, up by 294 percent from Rp 85 billion a year earlier. 

The company, part of an agriculture giant, the Charoen Pokphand Group, is targeting to book Rp 1.7 trillion in sales by the end of the year, which would represent a 91 percent rise from Rp 890 billion recorded last year. 

Junaidi said higher sales would be made possible by the additional 50,000 tons of annual production capacity from a new plant in Kediri, East Java, which has started to operate. 

With the new plant, the company has an annual production capacity of 70,000 tons of seeds per year. 

"We spent Rp 276 billion to build the plant," said finance director Setiadi Setiokusumo, adding that part of the investment cost was absorbed by this year's total capital expenditure of Rp 140 billion. 

Despite its positive outlook, the company has decided however to postpone by a year its plan to build another new plant -- which was earlier scheduled for next year -- aimed at adding another 40,000 tons to the company's annual production capacity. 

By delaying the project, the company revised down its 2009 capital expenditure proposals from Rp 270 billion to Rp 65 billion. 

"We will use the money to buy around 10 hectares of land for the new plant. We hope we can start construction in 2010," said Setiadi, explaining the decision was made to minimize risks during the crisis. 

BISI is 34 percent owned by PT Agrindo Pratama, 23.5 percent by Midsummer Limited with the remaining 42.5 percent in the hands of the public. 

The publicly listed company, located in Kediri, East Java, has two subsidiaries, PT Tanindo Subur Prima, a seeds, fertilizer and pesticide trader, and PT Multi Sarana Indotani, a producer of pesticides. (hwa)

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