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Friday, December 24, 2010

Saharan Ghostly Cheetah Captured In Photo.


An elusive Saharan cheetah recently came into the spotlight in Niger, Africa, where a hidden camera snapped photos of the ghostly cat, whose pale coat and emaciated appearance distinguish it from other cheetahs.

In one of the images the sleek, light-colored cat with small spots on its coat and a small head is turning in the direction of the camera, its eyes aglow.

Its appearance, and how the Saharan cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus hecki) is genetically related to other cheetahs is open to question, said John Newby, CEO of the Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF), who is part of the team, along with SCF's Thomas Rabeil and others, who captured the camera-trap snapshots between July ad August. What they know about this species comes from the few photos they've managed to capture. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse Photos in Australia



 
THE sun, moon and the Earth aligned last night to create a rare lunar eclipse coinciding with the southern hemisphere's summer solstice.

Return to the Moon: Lunar Eclipse SoftwareThis spectacular event was the first time the southern summer and northern hemispehere's winter solstice had occurred simultaneously in almost four centuries.The last time this occurred was in 1638.The best view had been expected in Brisbane, with a full lunar eclipse lasting 13 minutes from 6.40pm (AEDT), but cloud cover and bad weather hindered much of the view for star-gazers.

But lucky Sydney and Canberra residents were treated to a spectacular partial eclipse later in the evening, as clear skies allowed for a 45-minute view of the shadowed moon.All states except Western Australia were able to catch a glimpse of the spectacle.

Meanwhile across America and Europe, people were greeted with the celestial treat in the early hours of the morning as a total lunar eclipse transformed the moon to blood-red.

What Is an Eclipse? (Home Use)The eclipse gave the moon a blood-red hue as it moved through the Earth's shadow.Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth lines up between the sun and the moon, blocking its rays to the moon.  ~Daily Telegraph

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Grace Mugabe sues over WikiLeaks report


Mugabe: Power, Plunder, and the Struggle for Zimbabwe's FutureThe wife of Zimbabwe's president has sued a Zimbabwean newspaper for $15 million following its publication of allegations that she was linked to and profited from illegal diamond sales in the southern African country. 

Zimbabwe: Years of Hope and DespairAccording to papers filed at the High Court in Harare Wednesday, Grace Mugabe, the wife of President Robert Mugabe, is suing The Standard for defamation after its report based on diplomatic cables released by the website WikiLeaks.

The cables in question, from the U.S. Embassy in Harare, claimed that Zimbabwe's first lady was among the senior Zanu-PF and government officials who were gaining huge profits from the smuggling of diamonds in the eastern part of Zimbabwe.

"The diamonds that are sold to regime members and elites are sold for freshly printed Zimbabwean notes issued by the RBZ (Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe)," the paper quoted a 2008 cable as saying.

"The cables suggested that (the head of the bank, Gideon) Gono kept the money printing press running to finance the purchase of diamonds and this could have accelerated hyperinflation, which eventually rendered the Zimbabwe dollar worthless," the newspaper charged.

The Last Resort: A Memoir of ZimbabweGrace Mugabe said in the suit that the report published Sunday by The Standard was "false, scandalous, malicious and bent on damaging (her) reputation."

The documents said the newspaper wrongly suggested that Grace Mugabe had "used her position as the First Lady to access diamonds clandestinely, enriching herself in circumstances in which the country was facing serious foreign currency shortages, which amounts should have been channeled to the fiscus.

"The imputation of such conduct on a person of such high standing, the mother of the nation, is to lower the respect with which she is held by all right thinking persons, to a point of disappearance," the lawsuit said.

Chris Mhike, an attorney for the newspaper, said the summons is being studied "and in due course we shall respond.

"But looking at most of the claims, so far, I can say they are just meant to harass the press," he said.

Bitter Harvest: Zimbabwe and the Aftermath of its IndependenceFoster Dongozi, a spokesman for the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists, said the group was "concerned" about the lawsuit.

"We condemn suing newspapers for merely reproducing something which is in the public domain. It is one way of trying to frustrate access to information, and to squeeze newspapers out of existence. As a union, we are really concerned that a crackdown on journalists may resurface," he said. Source : CNN

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Malaysia Summons Singaporean Diplomat


Malaysia on Tuesday summoned Singapore's ambassador to hand over a protest over "unjustified" remarks made by officials of the city-state and revealed by WikiLeaks.

Confidential diplomatic notes given by the whistle-blower website to Australia's Fairfax media group contained unflattering Singaporean assessments of its Asian allies, among them its neighbour Malaysia.

They reportedly included senior officials saying Kuala Lumpur lacked competent leadership and as a result, "the situation in neighbouring Malaysia is confused and dangerous".

Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman summoned T. Jasudasen, Singapore's high commissioner, and handed him a protest note over the "unjustified comments" made by Singaporean diplomats, the ministry said in a statement.

"The foreign minister also conveyed Malaysia's deep concern and displeasure over the comments as revealed by WikiLeaks and subsequently reported in the media," it added.

Singapore Monday expressed confidence that the WikiLeaks revelations would not hurt its "robust" ties with Malaysia, Thailand, India and Japan, all of which were the subjects of scathing comments by its officials.

According to a reported cable dated September 2008, Singaporean diplomats have said there is a "distinct possibility of racial conflict" in Malaysia which would see ethnic Chinese "flee" the country and "overwhelm" Singapore.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was reportedly described as "an opportunist" who "would not hesitate" to be critical of Singapore if "it is expedient for him to do so".

Singapore leaders also believe Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim had sex with a male aide in a honey trap set by his enemies, a charge which Anwar has vehemently denied.
Anwar's supporters Tuesday handed a letter to Singapore's mission denouncing the remarks.
Source : Sin Chew Jit Poh

Monday, December 13, 2010

Gangguan Seksual Kepada Lelaki


Lazimnya golongan wanita sering dikaitkan sebagai mangsa gangguan seksual kaum lelaki di tempat kerja.

Sexual Harassment in the WorkplaceBagaimanapun, satu kajian membuktikan sebaliknya apabila kini golongan lelaki juga tidak terlepas daripada menjadi sasaran kepada tingkah laku bersifat seksual yang dilakukan oleh kaum hawa.

Menurut Ketua Laboratari Perubahan Sosial, Ekonomi dan Keamanan, Institut Pengajian Sains Sosial Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Dr. Jamilah Othman (gambar), meskipun fenomena itu agak janggal tetapi ia kerap terjadi di tempat-tempat kerja sejak kebelakangan ini.

Kajian kualitatif yang bertajuk Penyelesaian Konflik Gangguan Seksual di Agensi-Agensi Kerajaan di Semenanjung Malaysia yang menemu bual sekumpulan responden pihak atasan mendedahkan fenomena itu memang berlaku.

“Saya telah menemu bual lelaki yang bertaraf bos dan mereka sendiri memaklumkan sindrom berkenaan. Kebanyakan pekerja bawahan wanita didapati suka mengganggu mereka,” katanya ketika ditemui di sini baru-baru ini.

Step Forward: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What You Need to Know!Jamilah memberitahu, perlakuan itu berlaku ekoran sikap wanita kini yang lebih terbuka, berani dan tujuan mereka sememangnya bermotif jahat.

“Wanita-wanita dalam kumpulan ini sanggup berbuat begitu kerana rakus untuk segera dinaikkan pangkat tanpa perlu bekerja keras,” ujarnya. Sumber : Kosmo Online
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Kisah Nabi Sulaiman Dengan Semut



Nabi Sulaiman telah diberi keistimewaan oleh Allah dimana baginda boleh memahami, bercakap dan mendengar haiwan bercakap. Kisah bermula apabila dalam perjalanan baginda disuatu padang pasir yang panas dan gersang. 

Tiba-tiba Nabi Sulaiman ternampak seekor semut diatas batu yang kering. Beliau pun bertanya kepada Si Semut tersebut,

Nabi Sulaiman : `Wahai Sang Semut mengapa kamu boleh hidup dikawasan yang tandus & kering seperti ini'


Sang Semut : ` Wahai Nabi Allah Sesunguhnya  aku amat percaya dan yakin kepada rezeki yang Allah kurniakan. Apa yang penting aku mesti berusaha  untuk mencari rezeki.

Nabi Sulaiman :` Kalau begitu  berapa banyakkah kamu makan" 


Sang Semut : ` Saya makan sebiji gandum sebulan'

 Nabi Sulaiman : ` Kalau begitu saya akan mengambil kamu dan simpan ditempat selamat 
                                 dan beri kamu makan sebiji gandum'.

Nabi Sulaiman pun mengambil semut tersebut dan diletakkan ditempat yang selesa dan diberikan sebiji gandum. Sebulan kemudian Nabi Sulaiman pun mendapati sebiji gandum yang diberikan tinggal separuh.  


Nabi Sulaiman pun berkata ` Kamu tipu saya wahai semut kamu kata kamu makan sebiji gandum sebulan tetapi mengapa sebiji gandum tinggal separuh?.


Sang semut berkata ` Wahai Nabi Sulaiman, saya tidak percaya kepada kamu, sebab itu  saya hanya makan separuh sahaja supaya tahan lagi sebulan, Saya takut kalau-kalau kamu lupa hendak memberi saya makan. Tetapi Allah tidak pernah lalai untuk memberi kami rezeki.


 Kesimpulannya : Kita mestilah yakin rezeki yang kita dapat sekarang datang dari Allah bukannya dari syarikat/majikan dimana kita berkerja. Yang penting sekali ialah kita mestilah sentiasa berusaha bersungguh-sungguh untuk mencari rezeki.



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Thursday, January 21, 2010

How To Increase Your Personal Motivation

 




Personal Motivation: A Model for Decision Making Rick Lavoie: Motivation Breakthrough Personal Life Motivation (Volume Nine)

How To Increase Your Personal Motivation ? Try this A to Z of tips for motivation,

A - Achieving your dreams. Avoid negative people, things and places because they will only drag you down. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

B - Believe in your self, and in what you can do. Believe in your possibilities and your dreams. Every advancement of humankind has taken place because someone believed in themselves.

C – Consider all of the angles and aspects of everything you encounter, whether it is people or situations. Motivation comes from strength of purpose. Being able to see both points of view will give you more chance of being successful and keeping those around you motivated too.

D – Don’t give up and don’t give in. Every successful person from J K Rowling to Walt Disney to Sylvester Stallone to Thomas Edison had multiple failures before being successful.
Sometimes their failures or rejections ran into the hundreds before they achieved success.

E – Enjoy. Work as if you don’t need money. Dance as if nobody’s watching. Love as if you never cried. Learn as if you’ll live forever. Motivation takes place when people are happy.

F – Family and Friends. Use your family and friends to help you stay motivated. The big football teams have cheerleaders and fans to encourage them. Your family and friends can be your cheerleaders and fans. Use them to keep you going when you feel your motivation drifting.

G – Give that little bit extra. Self improvement happens everywhere all the time, whether you are at home, at work or at school. Anthony Robbins tells us that the difference in effort between excellent and outstanding is miniscule, yet the difference in rewards is massive. Giving that little bit extra can put you into the outstanding.

H – Hang on to your dreams. There may be times when it looks bleak, but hang on to your dreams. The night is darkest just before the dawn. It is at this moment that you are closest to success and 95% of people will give up. Push through this moment and you’ll achieve your dreams.

I – Ignore those who try to destroy you. Don’t get involved in their dramas or toxicity – just walk away. Surround yourself with people who will encourage and support you. Remove those who want to pull you down and watch you fail from your life. You’ll find it much easier to stay motivated.

J – Joy and gratitude. Perhaps two of the fundamentals for motivation and success is to be joyful in what you do and grateful for what you have.

K – Keep pushing forwards no matter how hard life may seem. In the toughest moments you can choose to move forwards or to run away. It’s your decision – one path brings you closer to the success, the other takes you away from it. Which do you want to follow?

L – Learn to love your self. This isn’t as easy as it sounds for most people, but by loving yourself you will be happier and more motivated because you will believe you deserve what you achieve.

M – Make things happen. Motivation and success doesn’t come from sitting in front of the television drinking coke and eating pizza. Take action and you’ll achieve your dreams.
N – Never lie, cheat or steal. Always play a fair game. At the end of the day, if you live a dishonest life, it will come back to you. Living an honest, fair life allows you to be proud of what you do.

O – Open your eyes. Everyone has a set of blinkers that they wear and see everything through them, i.e. how they would like things to be. Look at life with open eyes and see things how they are, and see them how you want them to be. Then take action to make it happen.

P – Practice makes perfect. The more you practice, the better you become. A top sportsman doesn’t reach their status through a single practice or game. They practice harder and longer than anyone else, and as such, are rewarded more than anyone else.

Q – Quitters never win. And winners never quit. So, which do you want to be?

R – Ready yourself. Always be ready to take advantage of the opportunities and situations presented to you. Prepare in advance, and ignore the voice telling you to put it off until tomorrow. Remember, it wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark!

S – Stop procrastinating. You can put it all off until tomorrow, but one day there will be no more tomorrows. Start procrastinating about procrastinating and do tomorrows jobs today.

T – Take control of your life. Discipline and self control are synonymous with motivation. So many people believe their lives are out of their control. Look at your life in detail and you’ll discover you have more areas under your control than you think.

U – Understand others. If you know very well how to talk, you should also learn how to listen. You have two ears and one mouth for a reason. Understand others and strive to be understood.

V – Visualise it. Your sub-conscious knows no difference between your imagination and reality, so if you rehearse your success in your mind, then your sub-conscious will believe in it and make it happen.

W – Want it more than anything. Every successful person has had a burning desire to achieve their goals. The Wright brothers didn’t invent the aeroplane because there was nothing on the television. They had a burning desire to succeed and kept going, even in the face of setbacks.

X – X Factor is what will make you different from the others. When you are motivated, you tend to put on “extras” on your life like extra time for family, extra help at work, extra care for friends. This X-Factor sets you aside from the crowd and marks you out for success.

Y – You are unique. No one in this world looks, acts, thinks or talks like you. Value your unique gifts, whatever they are and use them for your success.

Z – Zero in on your dreams and make it happen!!!



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Melayu Oh Melayu

Melayu itu orang yang bijaksana
Nakalnya bersulam jenaka
Budi bahasanya tidak terkira
Kurang ajarnya tetap santun
Jika menipu pun masih bersopan


Bila mengampu bijak beralas tangan.
Melayu itu berani jika bersalah
Kecut takut kerana benar,
Janji simpan di perut
Selalu pecah di mulut,
Biar mati adat
Jangan mati anak.


Melayu di tanah Semenanjung luas maknanya:
Jawa itu Melayu, Bugis itu Melayu
Banjar juga disebut Melayu,
Minangkabau memang Melayu,
Keturunan Acheh adalah Melayu,
Jakun dan Sakai asli Melayu,
Arab dan Pakistani, semua Melayu
Mamak dan Malbari serap ke Melayu
Malah mua´alaf bertakrif Melayu.

Dalam sejarahnya
Melayu itu pengembara lautan
Melorongkan jalur sejarah zaman
Begitu luas daerah sempadan
Sayangnya kini segala kehilangan
Melayu itu kaya falsafahnya
Kias kata bidal pusaka
Akar budi bersulamkan daya
Gedung akal laut bicara
Malangnya Melayu itu kuat bersorak
Terlalu ghairah pesta temasya
Sedangkan kampung telah tergadai
Sawah sejalur tinggal sejengkal
tanah sebidang mudah terjual
Meski telah memiliki telaga
Tangan masih memegang tali
Sedang orang mencapai timba.


Berbuahlah pisang tiga kali
Melayu itu masih bermimpi
Walaupun sudah mengenal universiti
Masih berdagang di rumah sendiri.
Berkelahi cara Melayu
Menikam dengan pantun
Menyanggah dengan senyum
Marahnya dengan diam
Merendah bukan menyembah
Meninggi bukan melonjak.


Watak Melayu menolak permusuhan
Setia dan sabar tiada sempadan
Tapi jika marah tak nampak telinga
Musuh dicari ke lubang cacing
Tak dapat tanduk telinga dijinjing
Maruah dan agama dihina jangan
Hebat amuknya tak kenal lawan.


Berdamai cara Melayu indah sekali
Silaturrahim hati yang murni
Maaf diungkap senantiasa bersahut
Tangan diulur sentiasa bersambut
Luka pun tidak lagi berparut
Baiknya hati Melayu itu tak terbandingkan
Selagi yang ada sanggup diberikan
Sehingga tercipta sebuah kiasan:
"Dagang lalu nasi ditanakkan
Suami pulang lapar tak makan
Kera di hutan disusu-susukan
Anak di pangkuan mati kebuluran".


Bagaimanakah Melayu abad dua puluh satu
Masihkan tunduk tersipu-sipu?
Jangan takut melanggar pantang
Jika pantang menghalang kemajuan;
Jangan segan menentang larangan
Jika yakin kepada kebenaran.


Jangan malu mengucapkan keyakinan
Jika percaya kepada keadilan.
Jadilah bangsa yang bijaksana
Memegang tali memegang timba
Memiliki ekonomi mencipta budaya
Menjadi tuan di negara Merdeka

(Usman Awang)





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Malaysia Tangga Keempat Pengidap Penyakit Kencing Manis Didunia.



Langkah kerajaan menaikkan harga gula dari RM1.45 ke RM 1.65 sekilogram di Semenanjung dan RM1.75 sekilogram diSabah dan Sarawak berkuatkuasa minggu lepas patut dilihat dari sudut positif. Ini kerana berdasarkan kajian CAP pengambilan gula rakyat Malaysia telah bertambah dari 17 sudu teh sehari pada tahun 1970an, 21 sudu teh pada 1980, 24 sudu teh pada 1990 dan akhirnya 26 sudu teh pada tahun 2009.

Kita pun sedia maklum pengambilan gula secara berlebihan dan tidak terkawal boleh mengundang penyakit kencing manis (diabetes - Sila rujuk kepada http://diabetis123.blogspot.com untuk maklumat lanjut).


Menurut kajian yang dijalankan oleh WHO, setiap individu disarankan untuk mengambil sebanyak 50 gram atau 10 sudu teh gula sehari dan jumlah ini turut dibekalkan kepada individu melalui pengambilan makanan yang mempunyai gula secara semulajadi seperti nasi, mee, buah-buahan dan lain-lain lagi. Oleh yang demikian, pengambilan gula melebihi keperluan tubuh akan memberi pelbagai kesan buruk kepada individu. Diantara penyakit-penyakit dikaitkan dengan gula ialah kanser, diabetis, kegemukan (obesiti), masalah jantung, osteoporosis, masalah buah pinggang, asma, alahan dan penurunan metabolisma dalam badan.  

Menurut Institut Diabetes Antarabangsa, Malaysia mempunyai jumlah penghidap diabetes yang ke empat tertinggi di Asia. Daripada sejumlah 800,000 pesakit diabetes yang disenaraikan pada tahun 2007, jumlahnya dijangka unjurkan kepada 1.3 juta pada tahun 2010. 

Berikut beberapa tip-tip untuk mengurangkan pengambilan gula seharian, 


·      Mengurangkan pengambilan makanan dan minuman yang mempunyai kandungan gula yang tinggi seperti minuman berkarbonat, jus yang mempunyai banyak gula, ais krim, kek dan gula-gula. 
 
·      Kurangkan pengambilan makanan yang diproses. Ini adalah kerana makanan yang telah diproses mempunyai kandungan gula yang tinggi.




·       Amalkan memasak makanan sendiri. Anda sukar untuk mengetahui berapa kandungan gula yang diambil jika makan di luar.


·       Kurangkan jumlah gula, susu atau krimer pekat manis yang ditambah di dalam teh dan kopi dan selalu minta untuk mengurangkan manis di dalam minuman apabila minum di luar. 
 
·       Baca jumlah kandungan gula pada label makanan. Ini dapat mengelakkan anda dari mengambil gula secara berlebihan. 
 
·       Amalkan gaya hidup sihat dengan melakukan lebih banyak senaman untuk membakar kalori (gula) di dalam badan anda. 



·     Gantikan minuman manis seperti air berkarbonat dengan jus buah-buahan yang tidak mempunyai sebarang gula tambahan. 



·       Gantikan makanan ringan seperti biskut dengan memakan buah-buahan yang segar. 



·       Gantikan gula di dalam makanan dengan kemanisan dari sumber semula jadi seperti  buah-buahan atau madu.



·      Kurangkan makanan dan minuman manis secara perlahan-lahan contohnya jika anda minum minuman manis dua kali sehari, cuba kurangkan kepada satu kali sehari seterusnya kepada seminggu sekali sahaja. Banyakkan meminum air kosong kerana ia bagus untuk kesihatan.  


Sekiranya anda mendapati peniaga yang menaikkan harga gula atau ada aktiviti menyorok gula sila Talian aduan pengguna (bebas tol) 1-800-886-800
Bilik Gerakan berkenaan Isu Bekalan Gula : 03-88826085 (8.00 pagi - 8.00 malam) SMS Aduan 32255




 Dila : Kurangkan gula dalam minuman, tambahkan gula dalam senyuman






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Anugerah Juara lagu ke 24 TV3 - AJL2009 Tahniah Aizat



Tahniah kepada Aizat yang telah menjadi juara lagu terbaik dan persembahan terbaik pada anugerah juara lagu TV3 - AJL 2009 pada 10 Januari 2010 di Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil . Beliau yang pernah menuntut di Akdemik Fantasi (AF)  telah membawa pulang RM45,000.00. Merupakan hadiah terbesar dimenangi sejak 24 tahun penganjuran AJL oleh  TV3.


Berikut adalah keputusan penuh AJL 2009,







 Sumber : Kosmo



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