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Road Safety and Seat Belts

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Road Safety and Seat Belts

road-safety-seat-belts-2Do you know? – that it was on 27th April 1989 – Mandatory seat belt law was made effective in Italy. Seat belts were invented by English Engineer George Cayley.

Personally, I love to promote #Safety initiatives and in particular #RoadSafety. Here are some examples:

Always Wear Seat Belt

Safety First – Wear your seat belts

HSE – Use of Seat Belts for children sitting at rear

Salama – HSE initiatives – on Seat Belts for children

HSE Poster – Wear Seat Belts 

 

Total’s Golden Rule # On Traffic says, We must Wear Seat Belts when we are in a moving car. Rule No. 2 of Total’s 12 Golden Rules emphasize focus on Road Safety.

If you wish to introduce your children to Total’s 12 Golden Rules and to know more (click here)

This is the best time and opportunity.

By the way, TOTAL, is Committed To Road Safety and is actively committed to road safety and works in partnership with leading stakeholders. In particular, Total is:

  • An active member of the Global Road Safety Partnership.
  • A founding member of the U.N. Road Safety Trust Fund.
  • A member of the FIA High Level Panel for Road Safety, which brings together decision-makers from across the business world, international institutions and NGOs, and includes members of the FIA (International Automobile Federation) network.
  • A partner of the French Ministry of the Interior as part of the “safer roads” campaign.
  • A member of the International Road Federation.

Total has also come out with three interesting Road Safety Videos as part of it’s Safe Driver Campaigns.

SAFE DRIVER EPISODE 1 : THE DANGERS OF BLIND SPOTS

SAFE DRIVER EPISODE 2 : FATIGUE WHILE DRIVING

SAFE DRIVER EPISODE 3 : DRIVING IN CHALLENGING CONDITIONS

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How to avoid spread of Corona Virus – A Special video from Fathima Neslin

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How to avoid spread of Corona Virus – A Special video from Fathima Neslin

I know by now, you all might have received and seen several videos explaining how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Pity is that, still there are people who ignore those guidelines.

We do whatever, we can do. That’s when we do. What if, it comes from a girl with Special Abilities.

In this short video, Fathima Neslin, from a small village – Kaipamangalam in Thrissur District of Kerala explains in her own way the following:

  • Request to Wear Face Mask
  • Wash hands frequencly
  • Avoided crowded areas
  • Avoid shaking hands
  • Avoid kissing children
  • Take bath daily
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Be careful
  • And if we are careful, Corona Virus will not spread

The video was recorded by her mother.  She is a member of Pratheeksha – A Self Help Group that I support.

Let us give her a big cheer. Share the video and this post if you like it. It will be a big boost to Fathima and Children like her and also their family and well wishers.

 

 

Short Stories for Children – 5 – ബുദ്ധികൊണ്ട് കാക്ക ശക്തരായ മൂങ്ങകളെ തോൽപിച്ച കഥ

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Short Stories for Children – 5 – ബുദ്ധികൊണ്ട് കാക്ക ശക്തരായ മൂങ്ങകളെ തോൽപിച്ച കഥ
Narration in Malayalam
കോവി അമ്മാവനും കുട്ടികളും – 5 – ബുദ്ധികൊണ്ട് കാക്ക ശക്തരായ മൂങ്ങകളെ തോൽപിച്ച കഥ
സമകാലികമായി സരസമായി അവതരിപ്പിക്കുന്നത്
– ലല്ലുമ്മാൻ
(Thampan Rajesh)

It’s lock down due to COVID 2019. Work From Home progressing and by now, for all it is part of life. For most of my friends, children are at home and so, it is added challenge for them.

My friend has come out with a novel of narrating stories for children and I am sharing them through my Soundcloud channel. It is in Malayalam.

#ShortStories in #Malayalam for #children #ListenItAlong with them #TalentShare

Mind Speaks 2020 - Kovi Ammavanum Kuttikalum - 5. ബുദ്ധികൊണ്ട് കാക്ക ശക്തരായ മൂങ്ങകളെ തോൽപിച്ച കഥ

Short Stories for Children – 4 – നല്ല സുഹൃത്തുക്കൾ

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Short Stories for Children – 4 – നല്ല സുഹൃത്തുക്കൾ
Narration in Malayalam
കോവി അമ്മാവനും കുട്ടികളും – 4 – നല്ല സുഹൃത്തുക്കൾ
കുട്ടികൾക്കു കേൾപ്പിക്കുവാനായി കൊച്ചു കഥകൾ
സമകാലികമായി സരസമായി അവതരിപ്പിക്കുന്നത്
– ലല്ലുമ്മാൻ
(Thampan Rajesh)
It’s lock down due to COVID 2019. Work From Home progressing and by now, for all it is part of life. For most of my friends, children are at home and so, it is added challenge for them.

My friend has come out with a novel of narrating stories for children and I am sharing them through my Soundcloud channel. It is in Malayalam.
#ShortStories in #Malayalam for #children #ListenItAlong with them #TalentShare

Mind Speaks 2020 - Kovi Ammavanum Kuttikalum - 4-നല്ല സുഹൃത്തുക്കൾ

Crime rates have come down in Kerala!

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It is good to read. Fight against the unknownenemy Covid2019 Keep vigil. StaySafe @TheKeralaPolice We are proud of you.EU7morxUYAE_3yR

Kerala Police on Twitter. 

Photo Speaks – A Clean Environment

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DSCN6630-1_InPixio#NoChoice but to #StayAtHome. Many things done passionately every day are put on hold. Among them is photography. Finding objects near and far within the comfort zone  to photograph safely has become my new passion now. During a #WorkFromHome break, I looked through the window outside. Streets are quiet except for a few vehicles. I Started looking more deep and close to the farthest objects. I was surprised!. I could see #SheikhZayedMosque  which is about 16 kilometers from my home very clearly. Didn’t want to miss taking a photo of it!

#AbuDhabi is of course a clean city. It has become more beautiful now.

#Covid2019 – is bringing out a lot of changes to our personal self and also to the environment we live. Of course, less pollution is one positive thing that is happening now.

Do not miss out on observing these small things happening around us during these difficult times.

Some immediate take away actions that we could easily adopt, when the situation normalises:

  1. Working from home at least 1 or 2 days per week.
  2. Increased Car pooling and Less Vehicles on Road Day

Give it a thought and share it with me with photos and ideas.

Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi

@rameshmenonauh

#StaySafe #StayAtHome

 

Mind Speaks: Speed of the Boss Is The Speed Of The Team

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Speed of the Boss is the Speed of the Team

This photo dates back to 2002! Since some times, I was searching for this photo in my archives. Finally, I managed to find it!.

It sums up the trust, motivation and team work of a great team that was there during the period he was in Abu Dhabi.

The photo also show Vincent SAUBESTRE‘s (CEO & President – Total EP Research & Technology USA at Total)  another passionate hobby (Kayaking).

Ice Hockey, Cycling, Kayaking….. All full stops now for several of us.

I am sure, many of you will be really chanting now, Go Corona, Go!

VOICE OF TISS – Vol-2 Dt 19 September 2018

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Presenting to you VOICE OF TISS – Vol-2 Dt 19 September 2018.


Inviting you all to listen to it in full, as it is an attempt by a group of children with special abilities.

I am extremely happy to say that, if I had offered the same opportunity to children with abilities, they would have ignored me and maybe even ridiculed me. These children are from a close-knit family named “Team India Special Smiles” under the umbrella of Indian Association Sharjah.

The children are encouraged to read out one or two headings from the newspapers and their siblings join in to complete the news with an additional two or three lines, while their parent record it. They then send the recording to me by WhatsApp and making my job simple, as simple as you can see, to listen to them, enjoy them and compile this news clippings into a one good audible audio/video format. Excuse them, or excuse all the team involved for any shortcomings.

As I believe strongly on my concept, Talent Share – A Talent or Knowledge Within You is to be Shared, they too have stepped in and proved, “Yes, We Can and Of Course, We Will”.

In case you wish to assist TISS in any way, you may contact them on teamindia1729@gmail.com.

Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi
@rameshmenonauh
rameshmenonabudhabi@gmail.com
19 September 2018

Team India Special Smiles

I also take this opportunity to thank Rajeev Saparya for creating the title music for Voice of TISS.
Talentshare

AaDhaar – NRIs new fear! To or not to apply for Aadhaar?

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Mind Speaks - Aadhaar 26 July 2017ccTo news reports published in prominent newspapers Khaleej Times and Gulf News have created lot of confusion and fear among NRIs based in UAE.

On 24th July 2017, Khaleej Times came out with the news below:

NRIs urged to apply for Aadhaar Card

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/dubai/nris-urged-to-apply-for-aadhaar-card

Filed on July 24, 2017 | Last updated on July 24, 2017 at 08.29 am

KT Aadhar

Non-resident Indians (NRIs) are advised to apply for the Aaadhar card to avail of state benefits and for hassle-free transactions in future.

According to a manager of the NRI section of State Bank of India (SBI), the government has not exempted Indian expats from the Aadhaar card.

Jose GL, NRI section manager at SBI’s Varkala branch, Kerala, told Khaleej Times:

“My advice to NRIs is to apply for Aadhar Card, as there is a chance for the government to make it mandatory for expats as well. Without an announcement, the government has now asked everyone to link their Permanent Account Number (Pan) with Aadhaar, for income tax returns. There is no doubt that Aadhaar will become compulsory and beneficial for several transactions in the coming years.”

 

Today, 26th July 2017 Gulf News have come out with a totally contradictory version of it:

‘NRIs not eligible for Aadhaar ID card’

http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/nris-not-eligible-for-aadhaar-id-card-1.2064508

Published: 14:32 July 26, 2017

Binsal Abdul Kader, Senior Reporter

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If banks, or any Indian institutions, demand that Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) produce Aadhaar for official transactions, simply inform them that NRIs are not eligible for the identity card issued to residents of India, a top Indian official told Gulf News on Tuesday.

“Just tell them that we [NRIs] are not eligible for Aadhaar, therefore, don’t force us to produce it,” Dr Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), said in a telephone interview from New Delhi.

 

 

 

 

 

Whether to apply for an Aadhaar, the thought has now become aa dar (upcoming fear) for expatriates here.

Who to follow and what to do is very important and appreciate responsible newspapers should do necessary homework before publishing such important formation of high importance.

Appreciate to have a clarification from the Indian Embassy authorities on which of these reports are to be followed by all.

Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi

26th July 2017

 

 

 

Be part of a drinking water project

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Drinking water project for birds

Summer activity for children (and adults)

It is summer time and here is an interesting project for all.

  • Take your used water bottles (preferably 5L bottles).
  • Modify it for attaching to the date palm trees within the city as shown in the photo.
  • Identify a suitable palm tree near your place.
  • Half fill it once daily (either early morning or evening) with normal tap water.
  • Continue to do it. Encourage others to follow too.

Done and you will be thanked by 100s of birds during this summer!

It was during one of my cycling trips that I noticed this innovative approach by someone. Thought, it should be promoted. Congratulations to all those who take part in this social cause.

#ClicksandWrites
#rameshmenonabudhabi
#PassionatePhotographers
#drinkingwater 
#birds