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Ateliers pédagogiques sur Tuvalu et la biodiversité marine par l'association d'Ici et d'Ailleurs à l'aquarium de la Porte Dorée
June 6th and 8th, 2013: Kid awareness workshops about Tuvalu and Marine Life by the D'Ici et d'ailleurs association at the tropical aquarium in Paris.
Remise officielle de Tuvalu Marine Life à l'Ambassadeur de Tuvalu à Bruxelles, Unesco, UICN, CRISP/AFD et Fondation Total, suivie d'un Mardi de l'environnement spécial.
June 4th, 2013: Alofa Tuvalu hands the Tuvalu Marine Life publication to Tine Leuelu, Ambassador of Tuvalu to Belgium, to IUCN, UNESCO, CRISP/AFD and Total Foundation, at the tropical aquarium in Paris.
I am trying to catch up on my work after being stranded in Suva for four days because of plane mechanical problems. There were 28 of us stranded in Suva, and of course many people delayed leaving Tuvalu.
I will be relocating to Australia very soon in fact next week. Our business is very bad indeed and weve had to pare our expenses to the bone. Part of the economy is me moving out. Ill still be doing my usual work, but from home. Eti and Sina will be moving out of their house shortly and moving in to my (former) house. Thats part of our economy drive.
It will be strange handing over the key of the door to Eti after living quite a substantial slice of my life (fifteen years) in Tuvalu. In terms of physical residence the only countries in which I have lived longer were England and Australia.
My moving gives the opportunity of cutting down on electricity consumption too. One month ago we switched off the airconditioners and I removed the batteries from the remote controls. Tomorrow our meters should be read. Im anxiously waiting to see the bill. You see, we are doing our bit to save the environment! I have reduced the brilliance on our monitors from 100% (default) to 45% and have found it makes NO difference to the readability of the screen. All computers are on power saving plans that cuts off the monitors after 5 minutes of non-use and hibernates the hard drives after a further ten minutes. Also we have have fewer computers. The electric jugs are in the cupboard and water is now boiled on the gas stove. The twin tube fluorescent lights have one tube removed and we generally dont use lighting during the day.
These are all things that the three of you have been doing for decades, I know. We are just catching up and I must say it is in large part because of your attitudes and guidance that I started these measures, which Eti and Sina have to continue. If I were remaining here I would find it necessary to have some airconditioning. Its 32 in the office just now (mid-morning) but in the afternoon it will go above 35 and that for me is hard to take. I dont think clearly then.
Bye for now. John
Le 10 avril 2013
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... full article by John Vidal in The Guardian
"Il y a trente ans, toute personne atteinte par le VIH se pensait condamnée. Aujourd'hui, de maladie mortelle, le sida s'est mué en maladie chronique et beaucoup de séropositifs ont retrouvé une existence quasi normale.
Entre espoir et désespoir, ils ont surmonté le «verdict de séropositivité». Plus de trente ans après le déclenchement de l'épidémie, Maneval dresse un état des lieux qui témoigne du moment charnière que l'évolution de la maladie connaît actuellement.
Il est en effet possible d'entrevoir la fin de cette épidémie, à condition que la prévention reste la priorité."
Réalisé par Jérôme Lefdup
Prochaines diffusions sur Arte : Vendredi 5 avril 2013 à 22:20 et Samedi 6 avril 2013 à 10:50
"No date has been set for a by-election for the vacant Nukufetau Island seat on Tuvalu. The seat was left vacant following the death of finance minister Lotoala Metia in Suva in December last year. Secretary to Government Panapasi Nelesoni told ISLANDS BUSINESS their lawyers were still working on details including when it will be held. The Tuvalu constitution gives the government of the day the power to decide when to hold the by-election." ... full article in Island business
Mr Prime Minister Willy Telavi and Seinati are currently here in Taipei,Taiwan for the opening of the new Tuvalu Embassy. Secretary of Finance Mr Minute will be serving as Ambassador. Opening ceremony was held on Friday the 15th of March.
There is still a strong wind warning in Tuvalu.Flights were cancelled for a week and started again on Saturday 16th March. I guess the strong wind warning were cancelled then.
I am still on the ship. My reliever's documents weren't ready so John asked me to stay a month longer :-) Sarah will be back in Fiji on the 8th of April so i guess i'll catch up with her then.
That's all the news. Have a blessed Sunday and take care..
I just watched a documentary called Greedy Lying Bastards at the Monica on 2nd st. At the beginning of the film I leaned over and asked Bob if he thought you knew about this film......then three quarters of the way through I see footage of Tuvalu and there you are speaking to the film maker...... I knew nothing about this film other than my friend Mona saw it yesterday and urged me to see it today.. I would have done so anyway. At any rate it is a first rate film. I send lots of love... Hugs,.....Joanie
I was as surprised as she must have been, having totally forgotten about the US team that came to Tuvalu in 2010. Curious we surfed their page: greedylyingbastards.com .
We were very impressed with the subject that goes beyond any other Climate films. All is said in the title. Greedy Lying Bastards ! came out on March 8th in the US and Canada. Even though we did not have a chance to see the film yet, we prompt you to go when it gets to a theatre near you and urge you to sign their petition☺
Aujourd'hui, le RAC et les nombreuses associations rassemblées au sein de la coalition des ONG pour le débat sur la transition énergétique ont tenu une conférence de presse.
Vous trouverez les communiqué et dossier de presse, ce dernier reprenant les 14 propositions des ONG sur le site du RAC
Marc Mossalgue, Information Communication RACFrance
The Tuvalu Marine Life full study
L'intégrale de l'étude Tuvalu Marine Life, sur la biodiversité marine de Tuvalu
The "Our planet under water", arabic version
La version arabe de "A l'eau, la Terre"
"Plants of TUVALU: LAKAU MO MOUKU O TUVALU"
Randy Thaman, Eliala Fihaki, Teddy Fong
"Hard work pays off. Professor Randy Thaman started working on this book in 1992, I got involved in 2003.20 yrs to produce it, it is a very good book with great photos. All because of this man and his love and passion, Malo Randy" Eliala