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A well in drought, chosen by instinct, praying to God, man digging for 40 days; water found, he invited all, some who mocked him
05/11/2016 HuffingtonPost chosen by instinct, prayed to God: 40 days digging a well during drought
After his wife was denied water, man spent 40 days digging a well during drought http://huff.to/1YsMIsn
the spot for the well was chosen by instinct.
"I prayed fervently to God before starting the job."
Once he found water, he invited everyone to drink from the well, despite making fun of him. "The ones who ridiculed my efforts now come to my well to fetch water," Tajne told Asian News International.
A man in India broke new ground in his village. Bapurao Tajne spent 40 days digging a well after his wife attempted to draw water from the well of someone of a higher caste and was denied — and humiliated — in a drought-affected region of Maharashtra, India.
“I came home that day in March and almost cried,” Tajne told The Times of India. “I resolved never to beg for water from anybody. I went to Malegaon (the closest town) and bought tools and within an hour I started digging.”
Tajne is a poor laborer, and could not quit his job to dig the well, so he would wake up early and dig for four hours before work and then shovel for another two once he got home. He said the spot for the well was chosen by instinct.
“I prayed fervently to God before starting the job,” he told TOI. “I am thankful that my effort has been rewarded.” read more »
Growing business: 429 million personal records exposed in 2015, jumped 85%. Unreported? half a billion. RansomWare? Nightmare.
Apr 12, 2016 - ABC News Report: Data Breaches Bigger, Worse Than You Think In addition to 9 “mega-breaches” of personal data in 2015, tens of millions of personal records were likely exposed or stolen the same year but went unreported because the companies or entities involved chose to keep the size of the breach a secret, The report from California-based Symantec said that the number of companies that refused to report the scope of a data breach jumped by 85 percent last year, what one senior Symantec officer said was a “disturbing trend.” Some 429 million personal records were exposed in 2015 -- many of them through mega-breaches like the Office of Personnel Management hack and one that reportedly hit a huge voter database -- but that number is only based on entities that shared the scope of the breach. Symantec estimates that the real number of exposed or stolen records, including those that went unreported, likely tops half a billion. Senior Vice President at Symantec told ABC News that the research shows cyber-crime has moved on from its “start-up phase.” “As a growth business, these guys have figured out how to make money,”
Growing business has moved on from its “start-up phase.”
A “disturbing trend - a market has evolved to meet demand.” read more »
Waste less, Earth’s Angel. Happy Earth Day, to everyone, everyday!
"Family & Public Service", a pledge at 21 carried to 90: 69 years' Nobility, Wisdom & Compassion. Thank you, Queen of Grace!
Inset: In 1940, Princess Elizabeth, 14, featured in a radio programme called Children's Hour. She sent her best wishes to the children who had been evacuated from Britain to America, Canada and elsewhere as Britain was suffering the worst of the Blitz during World War Two.
Bottom: Elizabeth became a Girl Guide in 1937, her sister, Princess Margaret enrolled as a Brownie and their mother became the Patron of the Girl Guides. During WWii, Elizabeth did her part to boost public morale.
The Queen with her great-grandchildren and youngest grandchildren. From left: James, Viscount Severn; Lady Louise Windsor; Mia Tindall (holding the Queen's handbag); Princess Charlotte; Savannah Phillips; Prince George and Isla Phillips.
Top: April 2016 - as the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh walked the short distance from Windsor Castle, a spontaneous rendition of Happy Birthday rang out.
Bottom: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Bedaling Pass, on the Great Wall of China, on the third day of their state visit to the country. No British monarch had ever travelled to mainland China, let alone walked the Great Wall so the Queen's trip in October 1986 made history.
Honour. Courage. Example. King George VI, Queen Mother, Teen Elizabeth II... never left Buckingham Palace during wwii air raids
Top: King George VI addresses the nation by radio on 4 Sept 1939, the day after Britain declared war on Nazi Germany.
Center: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in rubble after Buckingham Palace bombed, 13 Sept 1940
Top: King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Winston Churchill
Inset: The King's brother, Prince George, Duke of Kent, killed on in 1942 (aged 39) on active service
Bottom: King and Queen with their daughter Princess Elizabeth visit the royal artillery during wwii
Left: Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip on their wedding day, 20 Nov 1947; Right: Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and Love and lasting 65-year marriage
By showing personal courage, King George VI and his wife (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) set extraordinary examples, became a symbol of national resistance. The royal family never left London, were sharing the same dangers and deprivations as the rest of the country, and leading his people through the hardships of World War Two (1939-1945).
Sept 1939 - war declared on Nazi Germany, King George VI and his wife determined to stay in London, despite German air raids.
07 Sept 1940 - the first German air raid on London killed about one thousand civilians.
13 Sept 1940 - the King and Queen narrowly avoided death when two German bombs exploded in a courtyard at Buckingham Palace while they were there. In defiance, the Queen famously declared: "I am glad we have been bombed. It makes me feel we can look the East End in the face". read more »
"The highest of distinctions is service to others." "Your work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth."
"The highest of distinctions is service to others. "
- King George VI
"Let us join in thanking Almighty God that war has ended throughout the world."
- King George VI
"Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare."
- Elizabeth the Queen Mother
"Your work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth."
- Elizabeth the Queen Mother
"How small and selfish is sorrow. But it bangs one about until one is senseless."
- Elizabeth the Queen Mother (in letter to Edith Sitwell, shortly after the death of George VI)
Life from and into Nature: Bald eagles with babies, ski climbing; Non-life robot crawls out of 3-D printer. News in photos
Ski touring group climbs adjacent to the Bec des Rosses mountain above the Swiss Alps resort of Verbier.
"Death from overworking" claims hit record high in Japan - legal claims relating to "karoshi" rose to a record high of 1,456 last financial year.
a baby crocodile decided to climb onto the head of a hapless frog
Billions: Sir Richard Branson, head of Virgin Group, said that he felt ‘sadness’ after Virgin America was bought by Alaska Airlines under a $2.6 billion deal.
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