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.

Nature by Numbers (Video)

"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)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Malaysian plantation firm sign deals for mega-merger

Kuala Lumpur (ANTARA News) - Three Malaysian plantation companies on Wednesday signed agreements launching a 11 billion dollar merger which will create the world`s largest listed palm oil firm, company officials said.

Synergy Drive, the merger vehicle, signed sale agreements with Sime Darby, Golden Hope Plantations and Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad, involving all their assets and liabilities.

"We are pleased with the progress that has been made, and we will commit the necessary energy and resources to ensure a smooth completion of the merger and integration of our businesses," Synergy Drive`s chief executive Ahmad Zubir Murshid said in a statement.

Synergy Drive said the deal is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2007, after which it will be listed on Malaysia`s bourse.

"The companies are committed to working as one to ensure the exercise is carried out smoothly and successfully," said Kumpulan Guthrie group chief executive Abdul Wahab Maskan.

Synergy Drive will have a combined market capitalisation of 38.4 billion ringgit (10.97 billion dollars) according to current share prices, making it Malaysia`s third-largest listed firm, officials said.

Synergy Drive said last month it would enter into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with each of the firms and their units in January.

The agreements were to have been signed on January 15, but instead two of the firms said the deadline to conclude a deal was extended to January 29.

The New Straits Times reported that the delay was due to hesitation by the companies` majority stakeholder, government investment vehicle Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB).

However, the government has firmly backed the merger, and the newspaper said PNB returned to the negotiating table after a high-level meeting at which it was told the government wanted the deal concluded.

"The authorities told them in no uncertain terms that this merger was good for the companies, the market and the country," an unnamed source was quoted as saying Wednesday in the daily.

PNB will control the firm, which will have total annual revenue of over 26 billion ringgit, a workforce of some 107,000 and combined plantation land of some 600,000 hectares in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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