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SharkStopper Stops Shark Attacks Without Harming Sharks

"Abraham Brinkman" (2019-10-10)

SharkStopper uses the latest acoustic signaling and sound technology to create a virtual wall of sound protection that sharks will not penetrate in the open-water. The SharkStopper can also help in the protection of sharks by targeting them with a harmless and humane signal. Long Island, New York - August 15, 2014 - "It’s safe to swim in the ocean once again," says SharkStopper President and Founder Brian Wynne proudly. "Simply attach the device anywhere below your knee and sharks will avoid you". "The reason you attach the device below the knee is because sharks have been known to attack in as little as two feet of water, especially Bull sharks", added Brian. SharkStopper is the culmination of years of research, design changes and the testing of different frequencies on multiple species of sharks around the world. To prove its effectiveness, Brian enlisted the services of shark expert and Marine Biologist Dr. Shawn Larson who successfully tested SharkStopper at the Seattle Aquarium against Spiny Dogfish sharks. Brian didn’t stop there. Additionally, the SharkStopper team traveled to Haleiwa Hawaii and worked with local shark expert James Hall who successfully tested various acoustic frequencies against the Tiger and Galapagos sharks.

SharkStopper works by emulating the sounds of Killer Whales in conjunction with SharkStopper’s patented frequency overlay. SharkStopper’s frequency, combined with sharks natural fear of killer whales is what keeps the sharks away. In addition to the sharks mentioned above, SharkStopper proved effective on Caribbean Reef, Lemon, Sand, Nurse, Thresher, Black Tip, Hammerhead, Bull and the Great White. The SharkStopper device is a durable, lightweight device about the size of a smartphone and powered by a rechargeable battery that easily straps to a person’s ankle. SharkStopper activates automatically once its sensors are immersed in water. "We’re in our final development phase before going into production," said Brian. "But first we will be launching a Crowdfunding campaign on KickStarter. The Crowdfunding campaign will provide the funds necessary to bring a shark repellent that truly works to market". SharkStopper’s Brian Wynne is a lifelong open water enthusiast who enjoys water skiing, swimming and snorkeling with his wife and two daughters. His love of the ocean led him to create a product that helps provide protection and peace of mind for those like him who want to enjoy the open waters safely. Just as important as protecting people from sharks, Brian developed SharkStopper to protect sharks from people. It is estimated that as many as 100 million sharks are killed every year out of fear, sport, and cuisine; certain species of the shark population have been reduced by upwards of 90% over the last 50 years. Brian Wynne is the President and Founder of SharkStopper LLC. His SharkStopper Personal Shark Repellant (PSR) has been granted four patents and the name "SharkStopper" was also granted a registered trademark.

These are words we often hear from losing candidates in the US elections, after the results have been publicized. As we are moving closer to the Congolese election, I wonder if a losing candidate would be capable of saying such words. What is an election? An election is a formal decision making process by which the population chooses an individual to hold a public office. In simple terms, in less than 40 days, Congolese voters will select a new leader or give President Kabila another term. At this moment, all candidates are presumed winners. All 11 Presidential candidates have high hopes to win the election on November 28th, but only one will indeed be proclaimed President. Running a marathon will be the best way to describe this scenario. After months of preparation, diets, body conditionings you feel prepare to run and win until you meet a Kenyan who can run 5 times faster.

Like in running, politics has its realities and the truth is that every presidential candidate should expect to win just as well as they should expect to lose. All candidates including referees (MONUSCO; Church; Carter Centers; Independent observers etc.) should agree on the rules to be played by all, which will not change during the course of the race. As long as the rules agreed upon aren't and shouldn't be violated, then all candidates should expect one winner and 10 losers. A candidate should expect to be the winner, just like he should expect to be the loser. The losers of this election will indeed be champions. They will be champion because they walk and talk like champions by respecting the electoral process and rules established by law; therefore setting positive attributes for future Congolese elections. Congolese democracy is very fragile and at its infancy. We must have trust and hope on our leaders to make the best judgments for the benefits of all. We must also understand that in a democracy, the rules are set in a "vox pupuli" fashion, and we shall respect the outcomes of the elections as the voice of the people.

What system do we want? What values do we seek? We should condemn when we hear tough rhetoric about war if such and such person doesn't win. True Congolese are tired of fighting and wars. We have seen the cost of a war. No money can pay what have been lost. We have seen the devastation war does to a country and its society. We have seen the horrific images of women and children being killed and raped like animals. We have seen the death toll of 6 million of our people. I beg you my friends; I beg you countrymen; I beg you countrywomen. Do not talk to me about war. Instead, we all should play a part in identifying what we, as individuals, can do to help our country prosper. Come on people. We can do this. Let's show it to the world and put Congo on a new path. Loleka mission is for Congolese people to judge candidates by their merits and what they bring on the table to resolve Congo's issues. We are an intellectual democratic platform dedicated to elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo and we present you the political candidates.