Tom, I am sad to hear that you lost your brother Edwin. I am sure he
will continue to inspire you and all who knew him. Peace and love, Andrius
Andrius Kulikauskas, Minciu Sodas, http://www.ms.lt, ms@..., Vilnius,
tom ochuka wrote:
> Dear Pamela and all,
> Greetings to you,this is awonderfull session ,i attended one and it
> was great,i may not attend the one tomorrow,have lost my younger
> brother Edwin,whom have been taking care of he was orn epileptic and
> so has been veery unfortunate, born very bright he was good in
> mathematics and scinces,but his condition kept him on and off from school.
> We have been strugling to get him on medicines and he recently
> improved but last evenning his condition worsened and he died.
> We are making fueral arrangemets like gettiing funeral arrangements
> like mortuary bills ,buying cifin,transport etc.
> Keep praying for us all.
> Tom Ochuka
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> *From:* Pamela McLean <pam54321@googlemail .com>
> *To:* learningfromeachoth er <learningfromeachoth er@yahoogroups. com>;
> post@posterous. com
> *Sent:* Wed, April 28, 2010 1:51:22 AM
> *Subject:* [learningfromeachot her] First Thursday continuation session
> - April 29th
> Thursday 29th is the continuation of our discussion on the "sawdust
> (or bio-mass) stove". Usual time and log in details (see "Essential
> information" at the end of this email)
> This date was agreed by Bala, Graham and Clement when we ran out of
> time on April 1st. I spoke to Graham today, and he and Clement had
> just finished a yahoo chat in preparation for Thursday.
> The meeting has been arranged to enable these activists to continue
> their discussion, but it is not only for them. We can all learn
> something by listening to the discussion, and we are all able to chip
> in to ask questions and share relevant experiences.
> Discussion areas
> My personal hope is that we will get enough information about the
> simple prototype "bucket" version of the stove to see if it is worth
> trying out at Fantsuam - just to get some experience of how well
> sawdust and other available biomass fuels perform.
> I hope we will also touch on the "proper" (purpose built) version of
> the stove. If the biomass fuels perform well in the "bucket stove",
> and if people thought there would be a local demand, then we could
> explore possibilities for a small business producing the proper stoves.
> Local relevance
> We should be aware that this idea for the stoves has been offered to
> Bala and the appropriate power Special Interest Group (SIG) in Nigeria
> as an idea that is working elsewhere and may be of interest. The SIG
> in Nigeria is interested in exploring new ideas about power, but did
> not specifically ask for a way to use biomass for fuel, and did not
> ask for an alternative cooking method to the ones currently being
> used. This means there are many practical issues to be considered
> around the stove's possible use.
> Electricity from biomass
> More sophisticated biomass burners are being used to generate gas, and
> hence electricity, but that is a different level of complexity and
> best looked at on another occasion.
> Apologies - Lino and Marcus would have liked to attend but Lino will
> be flying and Marcus will be working. We will try to publish the chat
> archive for them.
> *Essential information*
> *Date:*Thursday April 1st.
> *Time:* I have put the local start times below for the places that
> "First Thursday people" are most likely to log in from.
> 08.00 EDT - Eastern Daylight Time
> 12.00 UTC - Coordinated Universal Time
> 13.00 WAT - West African Time
> 13.00 BST - British Summer Time
> 14.00 CEST – Central European Summer Time
> 15.00 EAT - East African Time
> 15.00 EEST - East European Summer Time
> 17.30 IST - Delhi for Vijay
> 20.00 MYT - Kuala Lumpur for Dary
> *Logging on* - log on at http://www.worknets.org/chat/base/ If you are
> new then this additional information on using the chatroom
> <http://learnbydoing uk.blogspot. com/2008/ 12/using- worknets- chatroom. html>
> may be helpful.
> *Come earlier or later for informal chat*
> The main session lasts about an hour. You are welcome to turn up
> earlier to meet and greet other early arrivals and to stay on later to
> continue chatting. During the main session we are aiming for a more
> focussed discussion - not quite as formal as a meeting with an agenda
> - but heading in that direction.
> First Thursday in May
> The First Thursday in May will be May 6th (general election day in UK!).
> If you have a preferred topic please let me know beforehand. I plan to
> select one topic at the start (depending who arrives first) and focus
> on that topic for the first part of the session. About half way
> through we will agree the topic for the rest of the session (something
> different or continuing the same). Topics that have not been
> discussed, or that people want to continue discussing can be carried
> forward. Either they can go on the suggestions list for June First
> Thursday, or we can repeat what we did in April and have some extra
> Thursday sessions in May. (In April we agreed two sessions where the
> topic was twitter, and one for the sawdust/biomass stove).
> Meeting structure (for "First Thursdays" and "Topic Thursdays")
> We try to start the session on time, but the chatroom is open earlier
> if you want to meet and greet any friends there beforehand.
> There is also the possibility of continuing the core discussion after
> the main one-hour session... but informally because the chairman
> probably needs to leave soon after the hour is up.
> Once the main session ends it is a good opportunity for everyone to
> chat informally before leaving the chat room.
> I look forward to meeting you in the chat room.