Saturday, August 25, 2007

KNN Exclusive-Ben Ammi visits Guyana

Excited crowd greets Ben Ammi with the shouts of Halleluyah and Yah Khai
By Ahk Shmuel Ha Moreh

Ben Ammi was greeted with the shouts of HalleluYAH and YAH KHAI as he cleared immigration at the Cheddi Jagan International airport, Timehri, Guyana. The saints and guests that greeted him and his entourage were filled with excitement. We were trilled the he had graciously accepted our invitation and was present to celebrate with us on our 30th anniversary.

From the first day Ben Ammi’s itinerary was packed with daily television interviews with many local stations. He also paid courtesy calls to Hamilton Greene the mayor of Georgetown (the capital city); and to the leader of the opposition party Robert Corbin.

He also visited our community farm where he planted a Sour SapTree and reaped a pumpkin and our first pineapple. He said that nations are lifting up their weapons and boasting of their firepower, but we are lifting up fruits and vegetables. He went on to say that we will sit at our meal tables and speak of the nutritional values and abilities of these fruits and vegetables to heal the nations, which would make them trees of renown. The farmers were invited later in the week to dine with Ben Ammi and share the huge pumpkin that was too much for our household to consume. Abba Ben Ammi said, “the pumpkin is already renowned”.

The community center is also being renovated and Ben Ammi was given a tour. He was introduced to the workforce who included zaqwaineem Gad and Yoel, who are from the Philadelphia extension, who came and spent a month with us to assist us with their building expertise.

Abba Ben Ammi also made public appearances at the local emancipation celebration on August 1st. The celebration was in commemoration of when the slaves in this region were emancipated on August 1st 1834. His message to the packed arena was for them to celebrate the fact that the citizens of the country have not succumbed or given up their country to industrialization that the earth has rejected.

Ben Ammi's final message was at the National Cultural Center. The audience was entertained with our local talent of the drummers, Y.O.M and Sisterhood dancers and the extraordinary poetry of Kamadyah Baht Cohane Mikael who has recently released her first CD ”Listen”. The audience was blessed with Ben Ammi's redemptive message as he gave them the keys of discernment.

Finally, Ben Ammi had two in-house Shabbat day services; the messages were redemptive and prophetic and lefted the saints here on a high. The audience was made up of saints from Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados, Antigua, French Guyana and the United States.

We will never forget this special visit to Guyana. We are eternally thankful to The Holy One of Israel for allowing his Anointed Son to visit our humble country. Yah Khai!!!!

Ben Ammi reaps comminities first pineapple

The Guyana Extension celebrates 30 years outside of America

The two sticks are one
By Ahk Shmuel Ha Moreh

The Guyana extension was started in Guyana in 1977 when Cohane Mikael was sent here by Cohane Levi the leader of the then Hashabah Yisrael Temple in New York. Abba Ben Ammi and Cohane Mikael later met and formed a bond that they swore they would never break especially by the slight differences that existed. Hashabah Yisrael later broke up and Cohane Mikael subsequently did the inevitable, joined up with The Anointed leader Abba Ben Ammi and the long awaited Kingdom of Yah.

During Ben Ammi’s visit he was able to speak to fellow Hebrews from Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados, Antigua, French Guyana and the United States. He was able to seal the unity and erase the discrepancies and rumors that some of the camps had. Following Ben Ammi’s visit many of the brothers expressed a willingness to join up with The Kingdom’s Divine Leadership.

Ben Ammi closed by saying, “The sticks of Judah and Israel are one again”. Yah Khai!!!

Friday, August 24, 2007

First Health Fair opens in Ghana

Accra, Aug. 22, GNA - The First Ghana International Health fair aimed at showcasing preventive and curative health alternatives to Ghanaians opened in Accra on Wednesday with high patronage from the public, corporate institutions and health specialists. The fair, expected to encourage Ghanaians to practice healthy lifestyles would be an annual affair that would promote the preventive benefits of regular exercise, proper dietary choices and showcase products and services which would provide an opportunity for corporate bodies to reach out to the public.

The fair on the theme; "Health Productivity and Development; staying Fit for Life and a Better Ghana" and dubbed: "Fit For Life 2007" was opened by President John Agyekum Kuffour.

The fair, which is expected to end on Sunday, would be crowned with a quiz competition for students, with a trip to Dimona in Israel as the prize for the overall winner.

See: First Health Fair opens

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Spending soars on U.S. drug ads

Spending on drug advertising in the United States rose by a staggering 330%
Helen Branswell
Canadian Press

Spending on drug advertising aimed directly at consumers in the United States rose by a staggering 330 per cent in the first decade after drug companies were freed to pitch their wares directly to the public, a new study shows. The amount rose to just under $30 billion U.S. for the year 2005.

The work, published the New England Journal of Medicine last week, revealed that new ad campaigns typically start within a year of a drug's arrival on the market – a time when it has been suggested that drug companies should not be allowed to advertise a drug.

Earlier this year a report published by the U.S. Institute of Medicine recommended that the American drug regulator, the Food and Drug Administration, bar drug companies from advertising prescription drugs in the first two years after they come to market.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Taller? Faster? Cuter? Why not?

Enhancing humans: Ethicist says we have a duty to make it happen.
By Richard Halicks
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

John Harris' new book starts out with a wonderful quotation from a 1950s Sicilian novel: "If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change."

In "Enhancing Evolution: The Ethical Case for Making Better People," the British philosopher and bioethicist challenges conventional thinking about genetic engineering, stem-cell research, designer children and other concepts that make most people uneasy.

In sum, says Harris, using chemistry and genetics to make ourselves better, stronger, smarter or prettier is not just morally defensible. It's morally obligatory.

"The same duty that leads us to prevent harm leads us also to help," said Harris, professor of bioethics at the University of Manchester. "Insofar as enhancements are good for people, enable people to do things that they want to do, and do not harm others, then I believe there is a moral imperative to help people do those things."

Harris, 61, who is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Ethics, sees the world through a different lens from most.

He believes, for example, that there's nothing wrong with athletes using performance-enhancing drugs, as long as the drugs are safe and are permitted by the league.

He also thinks that people should be free to design their children (or free not to), that humans should be in charge of human nature, and that there's little difference between using technology to cure people vs. using it to improve them.

One of his favorite analogies is our use of reading glasses as we grow older.

"People say, 'Ah, but that just restores normal functioning,'" he said. "And I point out that we also use binoculars and telescopes and microscopes. And they don't restore normal functioning; they enhance the functioning of the eye. ... Nobody, I think, believes that we cross a moral divide when we move from reading glasses to binoculars."

See: Taller? Faster? Cuter?

Sunday, August 19, 2007

FDA warns about cold medicines for babies

Children under age 2 should not be given over-the-counter drugs
Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The government is warning parents not to give cough and cold medicines to children under 2 without a doctor’s order, part of an overall review of the products’ safety and effectiveness for youngsters.

Amid questions about benefits and risks, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday its Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee will meet Oct. 18-19 to discuss the use of cough and cold drugs by children.

The FDA issued a public health advisory that cited serious adverse effects linked to children — particularly those 2 and younger — who have received too great a dose of over-the-counter medications for coughs and colds. See: