An employee walking along a thermal pipe at the Kamojang geothermal
power plant near Garut, West Java, on March 18. State utility provider
 Perusahaan Listrik Negara is targeting an additional 135 megawatts of
electricity from three new geothermal plants. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,.. etc.)
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - (Text version)

“.. Nuclear Power Revealed

So let me tell you what else they did. They just showed you what's wrong with nuclear power. "Safe to the maximum," they said. "Our devices are strong and cannot fail." But they did. They are no match for Gaia.

It seems that for more than 20 years, every single time we sit in the chair and speak of electric power, we tell you that hundreds of thousands of tons of push/pull energy on a regular schedule is available to you. It is moon-driven, forever. It can make all of the electricity for all of the cities on your planet, no matter how much you use. There's no environmental impact at all. Use the power of the tides, the oceans, the waves in clever ways. Use them in a bigger way than any designer has ever put together yet, to power your cities. The largest cities on your planet are on the coasts, and that's where the power source is. Hydro is the answer. It's not dangerous. You've ignored it because it seems harder to engineer and it's not in a controlled environment. Yet, you've chosen to build one of the most complex and dangerous steam engines on Earth - nuclear power.

We also have indicated that all you have to do is dig down deep enough and the planet will give you heat. It's right below the surface, not too far away all the time. You'll have a Gaia steam engine that way, too. There's no danger at all and you don't have to dig that far. All you have to do is heat fluid, and there are some fluids that boil far faster than water. So we say it again and again. Maybe this will show you what's wrong with what you've been doing, and this will turn the attitudes of your science to create something so beautiful and so powerful for your grandchildren. Why do you think you were given the moon? Now you know.

This benevolent Universe gave you an astral body that allows the waters in your ocean to push and pull and push on the most regular schedule of anything you know of. Yet there you sit enjoying just looking at it instead of using it. It could be enormous, free energy forever, ready to be converted when you design the methods of capturing it. It's time. …”

Monday, July 5, 2010

Safety standards a concern at amusement parks

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 07/05/2010 10:08 AM

With thousands flocking recreation centers and amusement parks during the height of the school holidays, questions abound as to whether park operators are willing to sacrifice safety standards to ensure visitor numbers.

At Mekarsari Tourism Park in Cileungsi, Bogor, visitors were not provided with life vests for the “floating donut” water ride, in which one climbs aboard a giant floating raft in the shape of a donut that spins on the surface of a giant man-made lake.

An attendant at the ride, Ombi, said he had never been instructed to hand out life vests to guests in the two months he had been working there. Further, he added he could not swim, and that the only other attendant, Umil, could not either.

“When a child falls into the water, I use a lifebuoy to help them,” Ombi said, pointing to the one and only lifebuoy available at the ride. “I usually throw out the lifebuoy about 3 meters away from the edge [of the water] using a rope.”

That day, two primary school children and their guardian climbed onto the giant donut, and then tried to keep their balance as it began to spin — pure delight showing on their faces.

Shinta, a public relations staff member present on site, said the ride’s operator had misled the park's management.

“The operator's monthly report states that both [attendants] can swim in accordance with our requirements,” she said, adding that the park’s authorities had not required the two men to demonstrate their ability to swim.

Mekarsari hires third-party operators to manage and supply park equipment and attendants for their Water Zone rides and Sabut Kelapa Outbound activities, she said, adding that the park “closely oversees the operators’ work,” she added.

Many parents too were apparently unaware of the park’s rules and regulations, and others simply ignored them.

One parent, Khoirudin, took off his two-year-old son's life vest — which had been handed to him by an attendant — as the young boy was boarding the Dragon Boat ride. He said his son “felt bothered by the uncomfortable jacket”.

“God willing, I believe nothing bad will happen since the boat looks safe to me,” he said, adding that he would consider it “fate” if an accident did befall his son while on the ride.

The Dragon Boat is a long and narrow motor boat with around 12 seats that takes visitors around a 3-hectare swath of water in the man-made lake, which is about 6 meters deep.

Not all parents showed disregard for the rules. Another parent, Satimin, said he would not allow his two children — aged six and seven — on the boat without life jackets, although both were “adept at swimming”.

He said that on the whole, the park’s safety equipment looked safe.

“None of the life jackets are damaged,” he said. “And the outbound games use proper harnesses instead of the knotted ropes used by operators in my hometown of Medan.”

Mekarsari's Sabut Kelapa outbound recreational facility, whose activities include the Elvis Walk (where one navigates a bridge made from a single piece of bamboo) and a flying fox, appeared to have more impressive safety standards, as befitted the inherent dangers of its activities. Children were forced to wear helmets and harnesses for all activities.

Toni Purnomo, Sabut Kelapa's supervisor, said the safety gear, including harnesses, webbing, carabiners and slings, was of a similar quality to that used by professional mountain climbers.

The staff, he said, applied mountain climbing safety principles at the center.

“Our staff checks all equipment before opening and after closing to make sure everything works properly. If we find any damaged item, we will replace it immediately,” he told The Jakarta Post, adding that so far there had been no injuries at the center.

Another outbound games center, Telaga Arwana Cibubur in East Jakarta, applied similar safety

The park’s operations manager, Widodo, said the flying fox incorporated two safety harnesses.

“Safety is of great importance as it involves people’s lives,” he said, adding that he would close down any ride if he felt it was unsafe. “No accidents have occurred,” he said.

However, the park’s web bridge, a swaying bridge made from a web of rope, was in poor condition. In several spots, the rope was frayed.

The game’s supervisor, Akbar, agreed that the rope was worn. However, he said, the sudden influx of holiday makers had left the park’s operators with no time to replace the bridge.

“The nylon ropes do not snap easily and we have thrown in extra security measures by attaching [the visitors’] harnesses to webbings and slings,” he said. “Large groups of students can go on the wooden bridge [at the same time].”

He said the park attendants ensured every visitor wore a special harness that supported the legs and the shoulders, which was particularly important for small children. The harnesses, he said, which were a one-size-fits-all design, had adjustable straps that could fit from children aged three to adults.

Children were provided with children’s motorcycle helmets, which Akbar said were safer than mountaineering helmets because they covered the entire head.

“The helmets meet Indonesian National Standard specifications,” he added.

However, a member of the Indonesian Rock Climbing Association, Jaka Hidayat, said motorcycle helmets employed different safety features compared to mountaineering helmets.

“The plastic materials are different. Motorcycle helmets shatter when they break but mountaineering helmets crack — although this rarely happens because they are made to withstand falling rock,” he said.

He said that in professional mountaineering competitions, children used harnesses especially made for children.

“The harnesses have sizes, like S, M, L, even though they are adjustable,” he said.

“Logically, the lengths of the straps differ.”

He said parents and teachers judged by sight whether equipment, such as harnesses and webbing, were a right fit for children.

“The stitching on the straps should use a zigzag pattern, — none of the fibers should be worn and the color should not be worn,” he said, adding that this was a sign of excessive wear and tear. (gzl)

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