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Saturday, August 23, 2014

A MONSTER GOLIATH TOOK A SHARK BY 7 NEWS (YOU TUBE FOOTAGE) QUOTED



"A boat of fisherman who managed to hook a shark on their line and were just centimetres away from hauling in the sizable catch, were left stunned when a ‘goliath’ grouper snatched the shark from their grasp, swallowing it whole.
The amazing footage was captured on camera and uploaded to YouTube by user Gimbb14.
In a Reddit post, Gimbb14 described the incredible scenes:
“Ran out to the reef at around 8am yesterday and wasn't having much luck. Put out a chum block, set down some blue runners on the reef and waited."
"Had a goliath grouper take and brought him up, as I brought him to the boat, the monster goliath shown in the video came and tried to steal him."
The fisherman were just unhooking the shark from their line when they received quite a shock. Source: YouTube
"About 30 minutes later I had about a 5 foot [1.5 metre] nurse shark take and brought him up."
"As I was dehooking the shark, the goliath came back and inspected but didn't attack him."
"Finally, about an hour after the nurse shark, I hooked the black tip behind the boat in the chum slick, and then the hilarity in the video began.”
Users on Reddit, where the video has been up-voted to the Front Page, commented things like, "And that is why the ocean terrifies me," "There's always bigger fish," and, "My God! What's a grouper?!"
Groupers typically have a thick, strong body and a large mouth with heavy crushing tooth plates. Their mouths and gills form a powerful sucking system to swallow prey rather than bite pieces off."


THANKS TO 7 NEWS FOR THIS INTERESTING NEWS ARTICLE.  NEW WORLD
Retrieved:  22nd of Aug 2014 at 6:21 am Australian time

SPENCER'S STORY--PART-11 BY GEORGE KURIAN, CHIEF EDITOR OF NEW WORLD


SPENCER'S STORY- PART-II By GEORGE KURIAN


(Adventures Of Mr. Spencer-Three Days Under The Bush-Part-II. Hope you have read the Introduction and the part I of the story.) New World

“Grandpa you might not believe me when I tell you that I was on a very important mission outside. By the way, can you give me a snack before I start my story?”
“OK.” I took interest in hearing the story. A packet of cat snacks lay on my nightstand, so I gave him a couple of pieces. After cracking them as if they were hard nuts, he lay on my shoulder and began his story.
“Grandpa, I have always been thankful to all of you for giving me shelter and food. I was proud to be loved and not homeless. So I wanted to return the favor. I wanted to do my duty. You know rats haunt our house. I took guard watching their movements and curtailing their activities. One day Grandma put a trap to catch them. I saw a big rat coming near the trap. As soon as I thought I had the golden opportunity to catch her, I got ready to pounce; but she smelled out the danger and made a u-turn. I slipped and got caught in the trap. Oops . . .! I tried to escape but I was stuck. I wanted to free myself before you all came in. I got out somehow, but I had to lick and lick my paws. How on earth you knew I was caught in the trap . . . I wondered. You were laughing and you started teasing me. Naturally, I got mad, but my anger was towards the rat. Even after Grandma wiped my paws with lotion, I had to lick my paws for three days in order to get them cleaned.”
“Out of my anger and frustration, I decided to wipe out the whole rat family. One day I got the chance. When the door was left open, I snuck out and ran into the bush.

(The Story Continues in Part III- Mr. Spencer The Cat finds the Rat and her family.
Please imagine what happens next !!!)
*All Rights reserved By The Author.
(Thanks to George Kurian for sharing with us this very interesting story about
Mr. Spencer, the Cat.  A brilliant fable, remember the stories of Aesop, the
literary great).  New World

A LOVELY VIEW OF ITALY'S WATERWAYS: PICTURE BY www.geonice.com


A FASCINATING VIEW!

MISSION ON EARTH-A SHORT STORY BY GEORGE KURIAN

MISSION ON EARTH-A SHORT STORY
(This short Story is being republished as we feel that is good for the present time) New World
It was a few moments after midnight, when a bright light in the shape of a white cloud dashed through the middle of the sky. Most of the people on Earth were sleeping except some stargazers and wanderers. Some thought it was a shooting Star, while others thought it was a UFO. The light circled around the Earth and out of it came the face of an angel.
Looking at the heaven, the angel cried out,"Oh! my Father Almighty. I cannot endure the sight on earth anymore. The bloodshed in the name of God and religion is unbearable.
Tears rolled down on his innocent face.
GOD replied, My dear angel,if you connot bear it, how much can I endure ?
After all, I have created the heaven and earth and later the man, who destroys one another with no respect and knowledge of the value of one's life.
"Father,may I do something to save them ?" The angel asked.
"Yes,my angel,make it a mission on earth to save man from destruction. Now fly West. There you will find a boy under a tree on the bank of Hudson River,in New York, USA not far from the site of 9/11.You will see him holding the "GREAT BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE". Read along with the boy and follow its contents."
"Yes my Father." angel replied.
The angel flew West and found the boy on the bank of Hudson River who appeared to be homeless.
" I am ready to read the" GREAT BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE",my dear child. What is your name ?" The angel asked.
"People call me different names. You are an angel, right ?"The boy asked
"Yes how did you know that ?" The angel was surprised.
"Because, I possess the "GREAT BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE". Now let us read the book"
The boy opened up the first page. It was empty and void!
The angel wondered why it was so.
The boy smiled and replied,"In the beginning,everything was empty and void.Right?"
"Right. As it is in the book of Genesis."
The next page was about a scientific theory namely 'THE BIG BANG.'
The boy said, "The scientists are unable to answer the question,what went'BANG' and where it came from. Man did not appear on earth by random chance but by the creation of GOD.
The next page was about the self-glorification of man.
The boy told, "Whatever man tries to achieve at the expense of his fellow man for power and self-glorification is unethical and immoral. That is a real Sin.His act will not last very long.Do you remember the story of Alexander The Great?
After conquering the whole World,Alexander fell ill. Prior to his death, he instructed his servants to put his empty hands outside the coffin to declare the whole world that even though Alexander won the whole world, he could not take anything with him, when he left his abode.
"A great lesson for mankind.!" The angel said.
The next page opened up.
" Man cannot see GOD but can feel HIS presence at every moment.To love one another is not a theme of the past but a maxim for the present and the future. After all, GOD loves man and forgives his sins."
At this instance, the angel recognizing who really the boy is, bent down before HIM and said,"OH! my FATHER! You are are always Great. Kindly guide me to help man to open his eyes to make this world a peaceful and loving one for all.
"Start your mission, angel. Let man not hide or pretend. Let him stop fighting on the very floor of his worship. He should open up his heart and love one another and make everyone's life meaningful. Let us hope that this is the dawn of a new beginning in the life of man. If he is sincere, he can bring heaven to earth, otherwise he will bring hell.
THE END
BY GEORGE KURIAN (Copy righted story) republished
A brilliant short story! Thanks New World

SING TO THE LORD A NEW SONG: REFLECTION BY PRAYER AID

Sing to him a new song; play skilfully, and shout for joy. For the word of the LORD is right and true;  he is faithful in all he does.  Ps 33:3-4

Sing to the Lord, and shout out with joy to Him, even if we are faced with a situation that is causing us suffering, He is with us in that situation.  God knows every single thing that is going on in our lives, and He is allowing it for some good reason, therefore let us surrender to Him and praise Him, that He knows all things and is working out our Passover....  The evil one would like us to be angry, resentful, grumbling, complaining, anxious, worried about what is going on in our life; he would love for us to focus on our problem rather than on Jesus.  Rejoice! Rejoice at all times! The Lord is working out the solution for us..

(Thanks Jane for your superb reflections.  Jane is a prolific religious writer).

GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD: PICTURE BY TESTIMONIES


AN EVERLASTING PROMISE!

WONDERFUL WORLD OF SCIENCE: THE END OF AGING WILL EVER HAPPEN ?

( Recently Google has started a great healthcare company namely CALICO(California Company). They have some great ideas to extend the life span of us. They will try to do it keeping us healthy not merely extending the life span. It will be with quality and youthfulness because simply extending the age without us being to able to function will be unwelcome. So Google will try everything to have some quality life extension for all)New World

Idea of reversing the Aging

Many love to remain as young and want to get rid of the aging. Some scientists regard aging as a disease. The modern researches show that if we can keep our cells in a healthy and young stage, we can overcome many of the perils of the 'old age'. In the Discover Magazine of October 2010 very interesting articles have been published and in page 84 it is written about the end of aging. Quoted from it " The End Of Aging ?"If longevity researcher Aubrey de Grey has his way, the life span of a healthy human would hit 1,000 years. Chief Science officer at the SENS Foundation (Strategies for Engineered Negligble Senescence), the wildly bearded de Grey says that other scientists are thinking too small  because they have become mired in reductionist mechanisms and secondary details about how aging works.Rather than tinker with the mechanics of some insulin pathway or hundreds of obscure genes, he wants to clean up all the molecular garbage that is created by normal metabolic processes(like breathing and eating)but not excreted or destroyed.. As a person ages, the accumulated junk-including cholestrol-related molecules in blood cells and proteins aggregated in the brain-increasingly interferes with health, de Grey argues"" just as your house won't work well if you don't take out the trash for a month" Cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's result from the buildup in this view.
De Grey's battle plan ?In a one-two punch, he would deploy microorganisms to dismantle and haul out the molecular trash while delivering engineered gene and therapeutic cells to refrubish cells that have died out and gone unreplaced. His final step would be to combine all the techniques into one injectable brew. When such a treatment is available," adults will die only of the same causes that younger people die from today" he says .
(AMY BARTH)
(Republishing from  10/28/2011 New World
*** Some scientists have been able to turn the cells of the older people into younger cells and of the mices' cells too. (G.K.)

SUNRISE FROM AFAR: PICTURE BY FREEHDWALLPAPERS

Beach Sunshine

STUNNING PICTURE OF SUNRISE!

THANKS TO HD WALLPAPERS. NEW WORLD 

SHORT STORY# OF BLESSINGS AND CURSES# FORWARDED BY SUSAN JOHN

(An excellent story forwarded by our talented writer Susan John who had given us many literary contributions in the past. Thanks Susan for this beautiful story)

SHORT STORY
BY
SUSAN JOHN
Of  Blessings and Curses

My daughter recently got her first mobile and she was all ecstatic. It was nice to see the innocent joy it brought her. Two months and two billing cycles down she now looks at it with mixed emotions – it is always exhilarating to download the latest tunes, access the net anytime, and message friends real-time. But it is just as sad to realize that a seemingly short call actually ran into 36 minutes, only 400 sms’ are free and being ‘connected’ always is not as cool as it seemed before.
Strange how we see things in different light as time passes. The other day I read a beautiful Sufi parable. I am including the story here so that you too can ponder over the simple truth it conveys.
Many years ago a farmer and his son lived in a small Chinese village. He was poor and had only a small hut and a horse to call as his possessions. One day, the horse ran away, leaving the man with no animal with which to work the land. His neighbors, who respected him for his honesty and diligence, went to his house to say how much they regretted his loss. He thanked them for their visit, but asked: “How do you know that what happened was a misfortune?”
Someone muttered to a friend: “He obviously doesn’t want to face facts, but let him think what he likes; after all, it’s better than being sad about it.”
And the neighbors went away again, pretending to agree with what he had said.
A week later, the horse returned to its stable, but it was not alone; it brought with it a beautiful mare for company. The inhabitants of the village were thrilled when they heard the news, for only then did they understand the reply the man had given them, and they went back to the farmer’s house to congratulate him on his good fortune.
“Instead of one horse, you’ve got two. Congratulations!” they said.
“Many thanks for your visit,” replied the farmer. “But how do you know that what happened was a blessing in my life?”
The neighbors were rather put out and decided that the man must be going mad, and, as they left, they said: “Doesn’t the man realize that the horse is a gift from God?”
A month later, the farmer’s son decided to ride the mare. However, the animal bucked wildly and threw the boy off. The boy fell awkwardly and broke his leg.
The neighbors returned to the farmer’s house to present their condolences. The man thanked them for their visit and for their kindness, but he asked: “How do you know that what happened was a misfortune in my life?”
These words left everyone dumbstruck, because they were all quite sure that the son’s accident was a real tragedy. As they left the farmer’s house, they said to each other: “Now he really has gone mad; his only son could be left permanently crippled, and he’s not sure whether the accident was a misfortune or not!”
A few months went by, and Japan declared war on China. The emperor’s men scoured the country for healthy young men to be sent to the front. When they reached the village, they recruited all the young men, except the farmer’s son, whose leg had not yet mended.
None of the young men came back alive. The son recovered, and the two horses produced foals that were all sold for a good price.
This time the farmer went to visit his neighbors to console and to help them, since they had always shown him such solidarity. Whenever any of them complained, the farmer would say: “How do you know that what happened was a misfortune?”
If someone was overjoyed about something, he would ask: “How do you know that what happened was a blessing?”
And the people of the village came to understand that life has other meanings that go beyond mere appearance.
Just like the villagers in the story, let’s look again. What are the burdens that bog us down? What are the benefits they bring us – directly or indirectly? What do we count as blessings?
Our myopic vision can only fathom that which is obvious and current. But take a look at the larger picture and it all fits in – into this huge and colorful fabric of our life. And till we get this big picture lets not hasten to judge, but let’s live with what we have, doing our possible best, and waiting it out.

STORY:#THE PURIFIER#FORWARDED BY THOMAS KALAPPURAYIL,CHICAGO

Malachi 3:3 says: 'He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.'

This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God ...
One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible Study.
That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn't mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining Silver.
As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities.
The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot; then she thought again about the verse that says: ' He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver.'
She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time.
The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed.
The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, 'How do you know when the silver is fully refined?'
He smiled at her and answered, ' Oh, that's easy -- when I see my image in it.'
If today you are feeling the heat of the fire , remember that God has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you.
Pass this on right now. This very moment, someone needs to know that God is watching over them.
And, whatever they're going through, they'll be a better person in the end
IF WHAT WE DO TODAY AFFECTS WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW
THEN SHOULDN'T WE HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT IT YESTERDAY?

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BEAUTIFUL PINKISH FLOWERS IN A MEADOW

RARE METEORITE AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM: INTERNATIONAL NEWS BY STUART GARY (ABC NEWS) ---QUOTED

"Rare meteorite points to volcanism in early solar system"


New meteorite evidence shows volcanic activity began much earlier in the history of the solar system than previously thought (USGS)
"New meteorite evidence shows volcanic activity began much earlier in the history of the solar system than previously thought (USGS)
Solar system evolution Volcanic activity was present on small asteroids in the first few million years after the solar system's birth, according to a new study.
The results, reported in the journal PNAS, are based on an analysis of one of the most unique meteorites ever found.
"We found rocks were being produced by volcanism on small asteroids just six-and-a-half million years after the formation of the first solid material in the solar system," says Professor Addi Bischoffa of the University of Munster in Germany.
"I would have thought that these kinds of rocks could only have formed much later, on larger bodies like Earth.
"But to have this happening on asteroids so early is fantastic."
Bischoffa and colleagues examined samples of the Almahata Sitta meteorite, found in Sudan in 2008.
Using optical and electron microscopy, Bischoffa and colleagues found the meteorite contained silica-rich minerals that can only be produced by rapidly crystallised volcanic rock.
"Rapid crystallisation can be caused by an explosion or when lavas come out of the Earth and experience rapid cooling, and this must have happened on the parent body of this meteorite," says Bischoffa."


Thanks to ABC News for this interesting article.  New World


Retrieved:  21st of Aug 2014 7:01 am Australian time



ADVENTURES OF MR.SPENCER AND ONAM CELEBRATIONS: STORY PART-II

 
(Please do'nt miss to read this exciting story of Mr. Spencer)New World

ADVENTURES OF MR. SPENCER, THE CAT
ONAM CELEBRATIONS (PART-II)

“Let me tell you about Mahabali."
Grandpa sipped some more hot tea.

“Thank you very much my Grandpa. You are very sweet and kind”
After telling that, Spencer kissed Grandpa.

Grandpa took time to explain the story of Onam and about Mahabali.
Grandpa started
"Once upon a time, there was a great Emperor of Kerala,namely Mahabali. He was belonged to Hindu religion. Mahabali was really a great ruler who loved his subjects very much. He also was a very just as a ruler. Very soon his fame spread around the whole world and also reached to the heaven where the hindu gods and goddesses were residing. The norm at that time was, the person who is that good like the Mahabali could ascend to the throne of the King of all the gods in heaven. Indra was the king of gods and he was afraid of losing his throne to Mahabali very soon. So he ran to Mahavishnu, the Lord,and the Supreme GOD for help. Since, Mahabali was only a human and to ascend him to be the king of gods was also a problem. So Mahavishnu,the Supreme GOD decided to interfere in it and promised to help Indra.

So one day, Mahavishnu, the GOD came down to earth to visit the Palace of Mahabali. He had changed his appearance as a midget andtook a name VAMANA who made a request for a meeting with Mahabali. When he met Mahabali, he requested for a small boon which was a very simple one”.

Then Grandpa again sipped some more tea.

“ It is really interesting Grandpa, do you want me to bring you more hot tea,Grandpa ?”

Then at that moment, Grandma came in. “Oh you two are talking. Spencer, your breatfast is ready. Here there is some more hot tea for Grandpa.”

“Thank you. Let me pour the tea for Grandpa. “ He started taking the tea cup from Grandma.”Grandma,let me pour the tea. I will eat the breakfast a little later ,if you don’t mind. The Onam story is very interesting. Let me hear the rest, Grandma.”

“That is fine,spencer.” Then she went to read the morning newspaper.

“Then what happened Grandpa ? What was that boon ?”

“It was only three feet of land”

“ That was very simple in nature, Mahabali thought. So he gladly agreed to give the three feet of land anywhere he chose.”

Mahabali was very happy .

Midget was very happy.

The moment Mahabali agreed,Vamana the midget grew very large and his head touched the heaven !!!

Of course, Mahabali was surprised. Then immediately he realized the midget was not an ordinary person but was the Lord, the Supreme GOD.!!

The Lord measured the two feet which covered the entire earth and heaven. There was nothing left for the third foot to measure on. !!Mahabali knew that Vamana is really the Lord. So immediately Mahabali kneeled down in front of the Lord and requested him to put his leg on his head to measure for rest of the three feet. The Lord placed his leg on the head of Mahabali and immediately the earth parted in two and Mahabali went down inside the earth. Mahabali knew that to get the foot of the Lord on his head was a blessing which would even make him really a blessed person who will have a seat in heaven. So Mahabali was really happy.”

That is very interesting Grandpa. Then what happened later ?”

“I will tell you,Spencer”

“Thank you,thank you Grandpa.

(Will continue in Part-III)

FRIGID ICE CAVES BY FOREST WANDER NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY









AMAZING ICICLES OF ICE IN BLACK WATER
CAVES. GOD'S CREATION! BEAUTIFUL
AND RARE.

(Thanks to Forest Wander Nature Photography). New World
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MISTRY SPOTS FORWARDED BY ABRAHAM G









 

 

 

 

THANKS TO ABRAHAM, G

FOR THIS LOVELY PIECE

OF ART! WONDERFUL...

CAN YOU FIND A FACE?


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