What’s up

It’s been a while since I wrote my last post, but I was very busy with educational matters. For the same reason I’m no longer volunteering at Animal Aid Egypt, but I’m still in touch with some of the staff.

I’ve been working on another technical journal, documenting my experiments with electronics and programming.

I hope every one is doing great, and I’m very eager to work on new ideas and take a tiny tiny step in making peace on this planet.

– Thanks.

AAE: The Perfect Puppies

Milk Party

Last week (Sep 14, 2012) we managed to get a closer look on the 2 dogs on campus. Thanks to the vet in charge at AAE (Animal Aid Egypt) Dr Esraa Jad, we managed to give them the necessary injection shots and will follow up on them every couple of weeks. The good news is that they had 9 cute puppies [Masha’Allah], and we are currently looking for someone trusted to adopt them and find them a new home, away from the risky life on campus and the dangerous human beings! This is a video we took for the puppies after a big milk party ^^

Photos of the puppies on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10151202507495211&type=1

– The conversion of the video from .MOV to .FLV was done on FreeBSD 8.3 using ffmpeg 0.7.13

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Freeplane Incredible Mind Mapping

It’s been a while since I shared something on Shack of Hope. There is always this time when you want to write a lot of posts then you just get busy and loose track of everything.

A very valuable advice is to write everything down right away! No delays!

Freeplane

Mind mapping is something robust, it helps in visualizing what’s in your mind on a piece of paper, you don’t need lots of papers and paragraphs to scroll down to infinity in order to  describe a project or a task that  is made up of multiple sub-tasks, this is where the mind map comes in.

Center your main topic, or project title in the middle of the paper and start branching up every simple detail of the other sub-tasks. However complex it’s made up of simple fragments right?

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Ahmed H:

Thanks alot Ann for this award :D
and trillion thanks for your donation to AAE =)
Have a good day ^^

Originally posted on Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:

Tania Jessica  Smith,http://taniajessicasmith.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/why-am-i-pouring-myself-a-shot-in-a-furry-hat-6-awards-from-you-lovely-people-thats-why-cheers/, nominated me for this award! Thanks Tania!

Here are the rules for the Award:

Firstly I want to express my gratitude to EVERYONE who has been kind enough to ‘like’ my posts !

So, for  Blog on Fire awards the ‘rules,’ should you choose to accept, are……

1. Thank and link to the person who awarded you (you are allowed to be as gushing with this as takes your fancy!)

2. Share seven random facts about yourself.

3. Pass the award on to more blogging friends.

4. Contact those friends with the link and congratulate them!

5. Post your award with pride.

Some people don’t like Awards, think this is just for fun , and don’t feel any pressure to accept it !

My nominees are randomly:

1) Kotev 1000, http://kotev25.wordpress.com/

2) Orples, http://orples.wordpress.com/

3) Scott Marshall , http://skm1963.wordpress.com/

4) Owl Moon Raptor Center,http://owlmoon.org/2012/02/13/in-search-of-snowy-owls-a-rehabers-vacation/

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What is Islam? Islam in Brief

Islam in Brief – Yusuf Estes

Enjoy =)

 

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Medical supplies needed at AAE (Animal Aid Egypt)

Animal Aid Egypt is in need of the following Medical Supplies

The list was created by Dr Abulkhaleq (Vet at AAE)

  • Antibiotics
    • Xithrone
    • Cefotax
  • Antihemorrhagics
    • Amri-K
    • Hemostop
    • Methergin (ampoules)
  • Others
    • Syringes 3 / 5 / 20 cc
    • Cotton
    • Suture materials:
      • Vicryl / Unicryl 3/0 (Round)
      • Vicryl / Unicryl 2/0 (Round)
      • Prolyne (Polypropylene) 3/0 Cutting
      • Prolyne (Polypropylene) 2/0 Cutting


For contacting AAE:

Accepting donations online via PayPal: sorayaalsharief@yahoo.com

Accepting donations online via Payoneer: Click here (moneybookers@animalaidegypt.org)

Bank Acc: 042-041111-001
Swift code:ebbk egcx(HSBC)

 

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Animal Aid Egypt (AAE): The voice of Animals

AAE Logo

AAE

“We are a circle, A line that never ends.
And in the center there is you protected by new friends.”

Animal Aid Egypt  is a registered NPO (Non-Profit Organization).

Founded in Egypt on December 2008.

Animal Aid Egypt is aimed at helping animals including cats, dogs, working animals [donkeys, mules, horses and camels], wild life animals and farm animals [cows, sheep, goats and pigs], birds and native animals.

It’s considered the first animal rights organization in Alexandria, Egypt; helping animals on the streets and providing shelter to them as well as adoption services.

Dogs

Dogs at AAE

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Deaf and Proud

I'm proud to be Deaf

Most people react negatively towards deaf community which is not a perfect feeling for a Deaf or Hard of Hearing person!

Deaf are humans, they feel, love, hate, create, think, and dream. I’m not deaf, but lately I’ve been so close to the deaf community especially creative deaf kids at some local organizations like Asdaa’ Association for the Hearing Impared, and Resala organization. I can tell that the deaf community are more talented than hearing people, they have the advantage of blocking unwanted distractions and sounds, so they can concentrate with high levels.

They really need the people to treat them equally. Deaf is not a disease, you should interact with them, some people would find it difficult to interact with the deaf and hard of hearing but it’s not that difficult, and you don’t have to learn sign language in order to have a successful conversation. You can interact with deaf or hard of hearing who can read lips, just talk normal but slow your speed a little bit, and I mean it -a little- so they can understand. Don’t stress on words and talk louder, you would just scramble the letters on your lips and make the situation worse.

You should also be aware of the most familiar signs in the sign language, just some words to survive for example the words: deaf, greetings, directions, time, date, and so on.

Finally I’d like to recommend the following video by our active member at Shack of Hope (Rebecca Toft) her video is featuring various Hearing Aids used by the deaf and hard of hearing, and also featuring someone from the deaf community talking about his experience.

Special Thanks to Rebecca Toft : )

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FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Champions 2010: Falcon Eye (Egypt)

Falcon Eye Team

Asdaa', FLL, LaFarge, Fulbright, Arab Academy for Science and Technology

The deaf and hard of hearing kids won the cups in the robot competition and represent Egypt in an International competition for robots.

FIRST LEGO League ( or as known as FLL) is an international competition for elementary and middle school students. It is arranged by the FIRST organization.

At the end of the local competition for robot and scientific research (First LEGO League – Egypt) loud applause was heard in the Alexandria Center for Innovation after announcing (Falcon Eye) team, The deaf and hard of hearing team, to be the winner as first place all over Egypt.

The final included 15 teams. This success was under the supervision of ASDAA’ Association for Serving the Hearing Impaired and the Arab Academy for Science and Technology.

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Rebecca Toft’s Cochlear Implant Experience

My Experience Of Having A Cochlear Implant.

If i didn’t have a cochlear implant, i wouldn’t even know the meaning of sound.

It all happened when i was born, when my parents was told that i failed my hearing screening at hospital. For the past of two years, i was unable to hear anything, not even voices of my parents and siblings. My parents did try and get me some hearing aids. However they wasn’t powerful enough and didnt work for me. some months went past…

On a random day, my parents received a phone call, from a doctor. Saying that there was a chance for me to hear for the first time… by having a cochlear implant. My parents was so relived and was   in joy of tears, knowing that one day i would able to hear their voices.

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