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Pulau Tikus di Bengkulu Bakal Hilang

2014-03-23T09:02:10.667-07:00

Pengamat perubahan iklim sekaligus dosen Fakultas Kehutanan Universitas Bengkulu, Gunggung Senoaji, memprediksi dalam 20 tahun ke depan Pulau Tikus akan hilang akibat abrasi.
Prediksi ini, didasari atas beberapa riset yang pernah dilakukan, bahwa abrasi di pulau tersebut mencapai lima meter per tahun.
"Diprediksikan dalam 20 tahun kedepan pulau ini akan hilang karena kerusakan parah oleh hantaman gelombang," kata Gunggung Senoaji, Minggu (23/3/2014).

Saat ini luas pulau tersebut hanya tersisa 0,77 hektar. Padahal luas pulau tersebut awalnya dua hektar.
Ia mengaku pesimistis jika penyelamatan pulau tersebut dapat dilakukan mengingat lemahnya perhatian pemerintah setempat.
"Kalau sekarang mau diselamatkan membutuhkan dana besar dengan menimbun dan memasang pemecah gelombang, selanjutnya penanaman tumbuhan mangroove juga harus cepat dilakukan," kata dia.
Selain ancaman kehilangan pulau, ditemukan juga kerusakan parah pada terumbu karang, akibat aktivitas bongkar muat perusahaan pertambangan batubara yang beberapa waktu lalu.
Padahal, kata Gunggung, terumbu karang sangat berperan dalam menyerap gas karbon dioksida yang menyebabkan pemanasan global dan perubahan iklim.
Pulau Tikus, merupakan sebuah wilayah berjarak beberapa mil dari Provinsi Bengkulu, menuju lokasi ini harus menggunakan perahu motor dengan memakan waktu satu jam.
Di pulau ini juga, terdapat mercusuar yang juga dapat memandu kapal-kapal yang melewati perairan Bengkulu.



Telur Bisa Berdiri

2014-03-23T08:58:59.530-07:00

Setiap 23 Maret terjadi fenomena alam unik berupa kulminasi matahari di kota Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat. Saat fenomena ini terjadi bayangan benda di kota Pontianak seakan 'menghilang'. Selain itu telur yang biasanya tak bisa berdiri bisa dibuat berdiri. Keunikan fenomena alam ini sering dijadikan momen digelarnya serangkaian kegiatan budaya yang dipadukan dengan acara ilmu pengetahuan (Iptek). Salah satu kegiatan yang digelar adalah lomba mendirikan telur yang tepat dilakukan saat matahari dalam posisi tegak lurus di pusat titik equator yakni mulai pukul 11.00 WIB hingga pukul 12.30 WIB. Lomba mendirikan telur ini dikemas dalam acara 'Pesona Kulminasi Matahari'. Peserta acara ini adalah murid-murid sekolah dasar se-kota Pontianak. "Tiap-tiap sekolah mengutus 3 orang muridnya untuk mengikuti lomba ini," kata Kepala Bidang Pariwisata Disbudpar kota Pontianak, Siti Komalasari, kepada sejumlah wartawan, Minggu (23/03/2014). Beberapa peserta tampak antusias dan konsentrasi berusaha membuat telur-telur berdiri tegak sebanyak mungkin. Telur-telur ini dapat berdiri tegak tanpa bantuan apa pun. Telur-telur ini berdiri tegak karena adanya grativitasi yang cukup kuat di garis khatulistiwa. Bahkan di saat bersamaan, bayangan seperti benda 'menghilang'. "Lomba ini di gelar untuk mensosialisasikan kepada masyarakat Kota Pontianak bahwa salah satu potensi yang ada di Tugu Khatulistiwa yakni adanya gravitasi yang cukup kuat di sini sehingga bisa membuat telur berdiri tegak," katanya. Selain itu, lanjut Siti, lomba ini sengaja mengikutsertakan siswa SD supaya mereka tergerak untuk mempelajari ilmu sains dengan mencari tahu bagaimana fenomena telur-telur bisa berdiri tegak terutama di kawasan Tugu Khatulistiwa sebagai lokasi titik nol derajat. Fenomena kulminasi matahari digelar dua kali setahun ini yakni pada tanggal 21-23 Maret dan tanggal 21-23 September. Lomba mendirikan telur ini terbagi dalam dua tahap yakni babak penyisihan dan final. Pada babak penyisihan, seluruh peserta bersaing mendirikan sebanyak 7 telur yang disediakan panitia dalam waktu 5 menit.Peserta yang paling banyak mendirikan telur akan kembali berkompetisi dengan peserta lainnya hingga babak final.



Rok Mini akan Dilarang di Italia

2011-01-20T23:45:00.207-08:00

Kota Castellammare di Stabia di Italia selatan hari ini akan membahas rencana melarang rok mini dan pakaian lain yang dianggap seronok.
Walikota Luigi Bobbio mengatakan ia ingin masyarakat sopan dalam berpakaian. Itu berarti warga tidak boleh mengenakan pakaian minim ketika keluar rumah.
“Warga tidak boleh mengenakan pakaian yang terlalu terbuka,” kata Bobbio kepada BBC. Rencana pemerintah kota ini disambut baik oleh pihak gereja.
“Ini keputusan yang tepat,” kata Don Paulo Cecere, pendeta di Castellammare di Stabia, seperti dikutip koran setempat.
“Ini juga menjadi salah satu cara untuk mengatasi makin banyaknya kasus pelecehan seksual.” Selain membahas aturan berpakaian, pemerintah kota juga akan membahas rencana pelarangan mandi matahari dan bermain bola di tempat-tempat umum. Mereka yang melanggar peraturan akan didenda maksimal US$700.
Wartawan BBC di Roma, Duncan Kennedy, mengatakan Castellammare di Stabia menambah panjang kota-kota di Italia yang melarang warga memakai pakaian seronok di muka umum.
Sejumlah kota di Italia juga telah melarang istana pasir, sandal kayu, dan mesin pemotong rumput di akhir pekan.



Istri Rooney Operasi Payudara Seharga Rp170 Juta

2011-01-10T23:40:00.245-08:00

Bomber Manchester United, Wayne Rooney telah mendapat kenaikan gaji hingga mencapai 250 ribu poundsterling (setara Rp3,5 miliar) perpekan setelah memperpanjang kontrak di Old Traffold hingga 2015 mendatang.

Kini, sebagai permintaan maaf atas perselingkuhan 2009 lalu, Rooney menghadiahkan sang istri, Coleen dengan membiayai operasi payudara dan berlibur ke Dubai.
Di liburan kali ini, Coleen tampil dengan penampilan berbeda dari sebelumnya. Selain bra dengan bandrol harga yang cukup mahal, bentuk payudaranya pun terlihat jauh lebih besar dari liburan sebelumnya di Barbados dan Las Vegas, bulan Juli silam.
Seperti yang dilansir Daily Star, Kamis (28/10), Rooney dikalim telah mebiayai operasi pembesaran payudara Coleen tersebut. Operasi tersebut dikabarkan harus merogoh kocek hingga 10 ribu poundsterling (setara Rp170 juta) atau kurang dari setengah dari gaji baru Ronney selama sepekan di Old Traffold.
“Melihat foto-foto baru Coleen selama liburan, dia memang seperti terlihat baru saja menoperasi payudaranya. Operasi itu terbilang sukses karena ukuran payudara Coleen menjadi lebih sempurna,” aku seorang ahli bedah kosmetik dari Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group,
Shami Thomas.



Seks Dengan Wanita di Atas Umur 40 Tahun

2011-01-01T23:48:00.162-08:00

Anda akan mendapatkan pengalaman seks yang luar biasa dengan  wanita usia 40 tahun keatas. Itulah hasil survey yang dipublikasikan oleh Top Sante.
Hasil poling menunjukkan bahwa 81% menyatakan mereka lebih berpengalaman dan lebih memiliki banyak gaya daripada saat mereka baru berusia 20 tahun-an dan 63% dari mereka juga menyatakan lebih percaya diri dalam melayani pasangannya.

Survey yang dilakukan oleh majalah Top Sante ini juga menunjukkan kehidupan seks mereka baru akan terlihat ketika anak-anak mereka yang berusia lebih dari 18 tahun meninggalkan rumah, hal ini ditunjukkan dengan angka sebesar 63%.
Nicola Down, editor majalah Top Sante, menyatakan:” Petualangan seks sesungguhnya baru akan terjadi ketika anak-anak mereka pergi meninggalkan rumah untuk hidup mandiri. Mereka juga lebih percaya diri untuk menikmati kehidupan seks mereka lebih dari sebelumnya.”
“Survey kami jelas menunjukkan bahwa wanita usia 40 tahun ke atas yang menikah, memiliki kehidupan seks yang luar biasa.”



Kecap Mengurangi Gejala Menopouse

2010-12-28T23:33:00.525-08:00

Kecap kini bukan hanya sekedar pelengkap masakan. Bumbu berbahan dasar kedelai yang difermentasikan dengan mikroba ini diklaim dapat mengurangi gejala menopause.
Sebelumnya penelitian telah membuktikan bahwa kedelai memiliki sifat anti-kanker dan juga dapat menurunkan kadar kolesterol. Kini sebuah penelitian terbaru yang telah di terbitkan dalam Journal of Nutrition berhasil menemukan khasiat lain dari kedelai.

Panganan kaya protein ini diklaim dapat mengurangi gejala menopause seperti hot flush, kurang tidur dan bahkan pengeroposan tulang pada perempuan.
Seperti yang dilansir dari Telegraph, yang dikutip conectique.com para ilmuwan mengatakan kedelai mengandung senyawa alami yang dapat membantu mengurangi produksi estrogen, hormon yang berkontribusi terhadap berbagai masalah menopause.
Penelitian di Jepang, di mana kecap digunakan sebagai pelengkap makanan sehari-hari, menemukan bahwa perempuan Asia cenderung mengalami gejala menopause lebih ringan bila dibanding perempuan-perempuan Amerika dan Eropa, yang jarang menggunakan bumbu masakan ini.
Menurut para ahli di National Institute of Health and Nutrition, Tokyo, perempuan yang mengonsumsi kedelai maupun kecap sebagai produk turunannya akan memproduksi senyawa S-equol pada tubuhnya yang dapat menghentikan pengeroposan tulang dan penumpukan lemak di tahap awal menopause.
Dalam penelitiannya, sekelompok perempuan di Jepang di minta mengonsumsi suplemen berbasis kedelai yang mengandung S-equol. Setelah selama 3 bulan mengonsumsi, gejala menopause termasuk hot flush serta kekakuan leher dan bahu jauh lebih berkurang.
Menopause dikaitkan dengan babak baru dalam kehidupan perempuan dimana terjadi penurunan hormon estrogen. Penurunan produksi estrogen ini terkait dengan pengeroposan tulang. Sementara gejala yang lebih ringan seperti hot flashes di rasakan oleh setiap perempuan menopause di seluruh dunia.
Dengan demikian makanan ini bisa menjadi alternatif terapi penggantian hormon konvensional yang selama ini digunakan untuk mengatasi ketidaknyamanan pada perempuan saat menopause.



Cuti Hamil yang Lama Untungkan Kaum Lelaki

2010-12-10T23:43:00.215-08:00

Cuti lebih lama pasca melahirkan merugikan emansipasi perempuan, namun menguntungkan si ayah. Demikian ekonom dan publisis Belanda, Heleen Mees, menanggapi rencana Uni Eropa memperpanjang cuti pasca persalinan.
Perempuan Belanda saat ini berhak cuti hamil selama 16 minggu. Sementara seorang ayah mendapatkan libur dua hari untuk membiasakan diri dengan bayi baru.
Parlemen Eropa kini ingin mendesak negara-negara anggota untuk secara signifikan memperpanjang cuti hamil: 20 minggu untuk ibu, dan dua minggu untuk ayah.
Publisis Heleen Mees punya beberapa ide kontroversial tentang emansipasi dan partisipasi perempuan di pasar tenaga kerja. Menurutnya, seorang ibu tidak perlu cuti lebih lama. Dalam banyak kasus, 16 minggu sudah cukup, kata Heleen. Dan untuk alasan medis, selalu bisa dibuat pengecualian.
Lebih lama di rumah – dan dengan demikian juga otomatis lebih lama tidak bekerja – akan merugikan si ibu. Secara keseluruhan, perpanjangan cuti merugikan emansipasi perempuan.
Tapi untuk si ayah, cuti lebih lama justru menguntungkan. Menurut Heleen, cuti bagi laki-laki bisa diperpanjang hingga empat minggu.
“Yang dalam enam bulan pertama secara intensif mengurus bayi akan mengembangkan naluri keibuan. Jika ayah yang melakukannya, otomatis ia akan mengembangkan naluri itu.
Namun kalau cuti hamil hanya diberikan kepada perempuan – yang otomatis juga menanggung tugas mengurus anak – sementara suami bekerja, akan terjadi ketidakseimbangan. Dan itu akan mempengaruhi pilihan perempuan. “Seorang ibu akan selalu merasa lebih bertanggung jawab atas anak ketimbang si ayah.”
Fiksasi perempuan terhadap anak, kata Heleen, adalah bukti bahwa lebih sedikit perempuan menduduki posisi tinggi. Seringkali terlihat si perempuanlah yang pasca melahirkan ingin bekerja paruh waktu, sedangkan si suami sepenuhnya sibuk dengan karier. Heleen ingin melihat perubahan:
“Pada akhirnya, akan jauh lebih baik bagi perempuan di Belanda, Eropa dan di seluruh dunia, jika laki-laki lebih banyak mengurus anak dan perempuan lebih mempedulikan kariernya. Jadi di semua level akan dibuat pilihan yang membawa keuntungan sama bagi perempuan maupun laki-laki.”
Heleen Mees mengkaitkan rencana Uni Eropa dengan argumen untuk menyusui lebih lama anak. Menurut Heleen, omong kosong untuk mendorong seorang ibu memberi ASI. Terutama di negara-negara maju, ASI tidak punya nilai tambah untuk bayi. Dalam beberapa kesempatan sebelumnya cuti hamil disebutnya “cuti untuk menyusui.”



At Will Employment and Discrimination at Workplace in California

2010-12-01T13:41:00.837-08:00

It is very important to understand that there is a big difference between the employer’s conduct that is simply unfair and the one that is actually illegal. Just because your boss yells at you, criticizes your performance or gives you boring, low-level work, doesn’t mean that his conduct is illegal. In fact, it’s most likely to be legal and not to be confused with discrimination at workplace.

Discrimination at workplace only occurs when your employer treats you differently from other employees because you are a member of protected class – gender, disability, race/ethnicity, familial status, age, religion.

As you may guess, showing that you are treated differently isn’t that hard, but proving why you were treated different and establishing the motive behind your employer’s conduct toward you is more challenging.

Nevertheless, an employee often manages to prove that his manager or supervisor discriminated against him based on race by presenting evidence of the superior’s verbal statements demonstrating animosity toward the race to which the employee belongs, such as racial slur/slang, repeated racial jokes, etc. Racial Discrimination can also be proved by showing that the employer is trying to get rid of the few members of the specific ethnic minority and is engaging in a patter of replacing those employees with the employees that belong to a certain other racial group.

Disability or medical condition discrimination can be proved if shown that an employee was terminated or demoted shortly after sustained an injury or being diagnosed with a certain medical condition.

Age discrimination is often proven by showing that a company terminated one employee who was over 40 without a valid reason, such as performance issues, and hired another employee who is under the age of 40. This fact coupled with the pattern of hiring exclusively younger employees is likely to be a strong evidence of age discrimination.

Finally, sex discrimination can be shown through evidence that males earn more or are promoted quicker and to higher positions than their equally qualified, skilled and experienced female colleagues.



Cara Membuat Daftar Isi di Blogspot

2010-11-29T09:48:07.606-08:00

Membuat daftar isi di blogspot merupakan hal yang bisa kita lakukan untuk menampilan isi posting dalam blog secara lengkap dan juga bisa memudahkan pembaca untuk mengakses isi blog yang ada.
Sekarang kita akan mencoba membuat daftar isi di blogspot yang menampilkan isi posting secara keseluruhan yang terbagi dalam label posting secara otomatis. (image) Ini merupakan alternatif membuat daftar isi di blogspot disamping posting membuat daftar isi otomatis.


Cara praktis membuat daftar isi di blogspot : copy dan paste kode berikut di Kustomisasi ---> Tata Letak ---> Tambah Gadget --->HTML/JavaScript dan paste pada bagian Content.

Di bawah ini kode yang dipakai :






Ganti tulisan merah dengan alamat blog kamu. Gampang kan, nah sekarang silahkan dicoba.



Jenis Buah Yang Bikin Sehat

2010-11-28T23:30:00.836-08:00

Buah-buahan diyakini dapat melawan kuman dan meningkatkan kekebalan tubuh terutama  di musim pancaroba seperti ini.
“Vitamin akan meningkatkan kekebalan tubuh, dan menghindarkan anda dari pilek dan flu,” ungkap Amy Howell, Ph.D., seorang ilmuwan penelitian di Rutgers University seperti di lansir oleh Menshealth.  Buah juga mengurangi risiko penyakit jantung dan kanker.  lima jenis buah di bawah ini dapat memberikan dorongan pada sistem kekebalan tubuh.
1. Apel

Merupakan sumber antioksidan yang paling populer, dalam satu buah apel terdapat antioksidan yang nilainya setara dengan 1500 mg vitamin C. Apel juga banyak mengandung flavonoid pelindung, yang dapat mencegah penyakit jantung dan kanker
2. Pepaya
Kandungan di dalamnya dapat membantu menghilangkan demam dari dalam tubuh. beta-karoten, vitamin C dan vitamin E dapat mengurangi gejala sakit asma
3.Cranberry
Cranberry memiliki antioksidan lebih banyak dibandingkan buah ataupun sayur. Mengkonsumsinya satu kali dalam sehari, nilainya sama dengan mengkonsumsi brokoli lima kali lebih bayak. Cranberry merupakan probiotik alami yang meningkatkan bakteri baik dalam usus dan melindunginya dari penyakit bawaan makanan
4. Jeruk Bali
Buah yang kaya akan vitamin C ini, juga mengandung senyawa alami yang disebut limonoid. Senyawa ini dapat menurunkan kolesterol. Varietas merah didalamnya juga merupakan sumber potensial dari zat likopen yang dapat melawan kanker.
5. Pisang
Merupakan salah satu sumber vitamin B6. Pisang membantu mengurangi kelelahan, depresi, stres, dan insomnia. Pisang mengandung magnesium tinggi, yang dapat membuat tulang kuat, dan potasium, yang membantu mencegah penyakit jantung dan tekanan darah tinggi.



Beckham-Victoria Kencan Setiap Hari Rabu

2010-11-21T02:00:02.346-08:00

Mempertahankan cinta seorang suami tampan seperti David Beckham adalah tugas berat bagi sang istri, Victoria. Namun Victoria rupanya memilki strategi khusus untuk mempertahankan cinta Beckham selama ini. Victoria mengakui bahwa ia harus mencari sebuah tempat romantis untuk bisa bercinta dengan Beckham setiap hari Rabu.

Bagi Victoria tidak ada hari yang paling membahagiakan saat bisa berduan bersama Beckham. Terlebih, setelah pasangan ini dilanda isu tak sedap, terkait isu perselingkuhan Beckham dengan seorang wanita pelacur, meski Victoria membantah isu tersebut.
“Kami adalah pasangan yang romantis yang terkadang sering dilanda isu tak sedap mengenai kami hubungan kami. Namun kami selalu berhasil melaluinya karena dalam sebuah pernikahan situasi selalu berubah. Ada saatnya situasi naik dan turun,” ujar Victoria, seperti yang dilansir The Mirror, Selasa (16/11).
Untuk menjaga keharmonisan kehidupan pernikahannya, Victoria mengaku selalu berkencan seminggu sekali di setiap malam. “Kami selalu menyediakan waktu khusu untuk berdua. Itu kami lakukan setiap Rabu di tempat yang romantis. Kami menonton ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’, dan juga acara reality show baru Melanie B sebelum bercinta,” aku Victoria.



Secure Loan Program

2010-11-01T14:40:00.445-07:00

The new FHA Secure loan program is a new refinance option that is being offered through the FHA to home owners that have fallen behind on their mortgage payments due to increasing interest rates and payments on their adjustable rate mortgages. The FHA Secure loan program is the Bush administrations initiative to slow the record foreclosure rate in America.

The FHA Secure loan program is designed to help home owners who took out subprime adjustable rate mortgages and other borrowers facing foreclosure due to an adjustable rate mortgage. Many home owners are finding the new increased mortgage payments difficult or impossible to pay every month and many home owners are now sliding towards foreclosure. The FHA secure program would allow these home owners to refinance their adjustable rate mortgage into a more stable fixed rate mortgage and include up to 6 months past due mortgage payments into the loan balance. However the home owners must prove that the payment increase from the adjustable rate mortgage was the cause of their delinquent mortgage payments and not lack of financial responsibility. FHA will also permit back taxes and insurance to be included into the new loan amount. No cash out refinances are allowed with FHA secure.

FHA Secure will be underwritten with standard FHA guidelines that ensure the borrowers have the ability to pay the new mortgage note and will also require home owners to escrow their property taxes and insurance. The FHA would have the ability to adjust the mortgage insurance premiums on each loan on a case by case basis depending on the risk factor of the borrower. FHA hopes the insurance adjustment option will help more homeowners qualify and save their homes from foreclosure. The new program will allow home owners to refinance up to 97.75% of their home appraised value, Unfortunately the FHA secure loan program will not help home owners who have a home that has depreciated in value



Minum Teh dan Kopi Mencegah Kanker Otak

2010-10-28T23:30:18.136-07:00

SEBUAH hasil penelitian terbaru yang melibatkan beberapa negara, diantaranya Prancis, Belanda, Italia, Spanyol, Inggris, Yunani, Denmark, Norwegia dan Jerman, menemukan bahwa dengan mengkonsumsi kopi ataupun teh setiap hari, dapat mengurangi resiko terkena kanker otak.

Kesimpulan tersebut diambil berdasarkan analisa yang didapatkan dari 400 ribu responden baik pria maupun wanita usia 25 – 70 tahun. Peserta direkrut antara tahun 1991 samapi 2000, dan diawasi selama sekitar 8,5 tahun.
Selama waktu itu, survei makanan dilakukan, diantaranya; jumlah teh dan kopi dikonsumsi setiap peserta, seperti dilaporkan laporan English.news.cn.
Selama penelitian, ditemukan 343 kasus baru glioma, dan juga 245 kasus baru meningioma, kanker lain yang mempengaruhi jaringan yang mengelilingi otak dan sumsum tulang belakang.
Penelitian menunjukkan bahwa kopi dan teh diperkirakan dapat mencehag kanker otak. Tim peneliti menemukan bahwa minum 100 mL (atau 0,4 cangkir) per hari dapat menurunkan risiko glioma sebesar 34 persen.



A How-To Guide for Effective Planning in Groups

2010-10-28T21:32:50.132-07:00

Write on the Wall: A How-To Guide for Effective Planning in Groups: : Write on the Wall details how to lead a team through a group planning process. This title begins by suggesting tips for preplanning, brainstorming, and facilitating a group discussion, moves through the process of developing a business plan in a group — addressing the importance of visioning and financial documentation for the plan created — and finally offers plan variations that can be used to create effective, action-oriented plans. Additionally, an appendix provides reproducible charts and checklists to help anyone get started.




Brandt Revolving Stool with Backrest and Footrest

2010-10-28T21:32:50.135-07:00

Brandt Revolving Stool with Backrest and Footrest, 18″ – 24″ Adjustable, Sea Foam Brandt: Features of the Brandt Revolving Stool: Welded chrome steel frame and precision machined adjustment screw. 14″ diameter round seat. 14.5″W x 9.5″H backrest is adjustable vertically, horizontally and will tilt to conform to user’s body. Mounted on 2″ twin wheel polyurethane casters. Height adjustment: 18″ to 24″. Base diameter: 21″. Also available without footrest (BRT-11112) or without backrest (BRT-12111). The product referenced on this detail page is sold be Each.




Private Health Insurance

2010-10-28T21:32:50.137-07:00

State health care is something we all fall back on from time to time throughout our lives, As children we benefit from the attentions of paediatricians, orthodontists, ear nose and throat specialists, often at the expense of the state and quite rightly so. Why, then, go to the expense of private health care?


Personally, my reasons are geographical. I travel, therefore I get sick while travelling and require cover which protects me from the unthinkable everywhere I go. The country I live in has a comforting population of resident doctors to look after me in exchange for my little blue tickets whenever I feel poorly and I am delighted with the level of care I receive for an extremely reasonable contribution.


State care in hospitals is, in my experience, somewhat unpleasant. I would be the first to hold up my hands and admit that, on the operating table, a state surgeon is as fully capable as a private one, sometimes more so. However, there is such a thing as after care and this can be as imperative to a patient’s recovery as the operation or the treatment of the disease itself.


Throughout my life I have partaken of hospital food in several different countries and the amazing thing about hospital cuisine, if that is what you could call it, is that it tastes the same in Hong Kong as it does in UK or Dubai of San Francisco. Now tell me how is that possible? Because I know that the basic food ingredients in all of these countries taste fundamentally different, wherever you go. The food is always the same colour, too – a murky shade of grey. Also, the food seems to have undergone a system of dehydration, so it has the consistency of recycled cardboard. Perhaps that is the answer – the hospitals are so eco-friendly they are recycling patients food!


However, if you go to a nice private hospital, you will get coloured food – the peas will be green, the potatoes will be white, and the caviar will be – if you know what to order – red! Isn’t that nice!? All washed down with a nice jolly smuggled in half bottle of something mildly alcoholic. Now, I am not medically qualified to say whether state hospital food is good for you or not, but it is obvious to me that the second menu I have described will certainly not keep you up at night, in fact it is more likely to induce you to sleep through your next medication and even if you do not, you will not care much.


Private care buys you a nice, comfortable, adjustable bed in a private ward with a television and a telephone so you can keep your nearest and dearest appraised of your condition whether they like it or not and so you can retain some kind of contact with the outside world. It is bad enough being sick; why do you have to be miserable too?


State care, however, often entails being holed up is some over crowded, sometimes slightly unsanitary, mixed ward; a left over relic from the Crimean war inhabited by a bunch of nearly deads represented by both sexes and making the most disgusting noises in their sleep, including farting competitions, just about every night.


It is true that state care is just as effective as private medical care, but I prefer not to test it personally ever again. Get out the cheque book and pay the two bucks.




Omega 3 Fatty Acids Linked to Longevity

2010-10-28T21:32:50.139-07:00

Even the medical community, which has a notoriously difficult time reaching a consensus on new research and science, has, at this time, acknowledged that omega 3 fatty acids, essential nutrients found in fish oil, play an integral role in protecting the body from heart disease and helping patients with heart disease heal. However, new research conducted by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, suggests that patients who are taking omega 3 supplements may also have a better chance at longevity not just because they are receiving heart health benefits, but because the omega 3s have actually increased their genetic advantage.


One of the common indications that any given individual is likely to live longer than any other given individual is the length of the subject’s telomeres. Telomeres are stretches of repetitive DNA at the end of chromosomes. They have long been thought to be “nonsense” DNA that was largely intended simply to “cap” the chromosome and keep the DNA molecules from tangling together. However, the length of your telomeres appears to be directly related to your genetic inclination to live a long time, and heart patients in the study who took omega 3 fatty acid supplements had markedly longer telomeres than those that did not.


Now, at this point in time this research is not conclusive. The study only included 608 patients; so far more research is necessary to make a defining statement about whether fish oil – the best source for omega 3 fatty acids – could actually be the key ingredient in the water of the fountain of youth. However, given the other proven cardiovascular benefits of taking omega 3 fish oil for fatty acids, it seems relatively safe to say that a daily fish oil supplement could go a long way toward extending your life, your quality of life and your health.


To date, the best source of omega 3 fatty acids is fish oil – salmon oil specifically, although they can also be derived from tuna, mackerel and swordfish. While the American Heart Association limits itself to simply recommending that people eat 2 servings of fatty fish a week, most scientists in the field believe that the body can benefit from a more regular, daily dose of this essential nutrient.




Antec Nine Hundred Steel ATX Ultimate Gamer PC Case

2010-10-28T21:32:50.146-07:00

Antec Nine Hundred Steel ATX Ultimate Gamer PC Case (Black) The midtower standard – Bruce W. Arthur – Akron, Ohio
The Antec 900 is the model for other cases in my humble opinion. The airflow is fantastic for those who don’t spring for a water cooling apparatus. Fortunately, it has ports for that too if you need them. I prefer cases with power, USBs and firewire on the top of the case. I also don’t care for a door covering the front of the case that I have to constantly open and close anytime I need the DVD or power button. I bought for .99 with free shipping which is the best I have found. Can’t go wrong with this case. Only thing I have found better is the Antec 1200, but you better have A LOT of room to put it in. That thing is HUGE!
Antec: Nine Hundred Introducing the Antec Nine Hundred hardcore gaming case. Now you can own any noob ever spawned with this ultra-mean case in classic black finish. We know your gaming hardware produces a lot of heat, that’s why the case is built for maximum cool with a perforated front bezel, three 120mm fans with mounts for even more fans, and a monster top-mounted 200mm fan that’s right, we said 200mm! The versatile Nine Hundred is maximally customizable to fit your needs. The modular design lets you modify the placement of the front fans and hard drive cages. There’s even a tray on top for your mp3 player, digital camera, or that spare illudium Q-42 explosive space modulator that you have lying around. Be the envy of everyone at your next LAN party, impress your friends, and just generally show everyone that you are the ultimate master of all time with the Antec Nine Hundred! The Antec Nine Hundred Steel ATX Ultimate Gamer PC Case is the ultimate case for hardcore gamers. Built for maximum cool, this PC case features a perforated front bezel, three 120-millimeter fans with mounts for even more fans, and a monster top-mounted 200-millimeter fan.




Antec Mini ITX Case

2010-10-28T21:32:50.149-07:00

Antec Mini ITX Case ISK300-65 Antec: ISK300-65 Mini-ITX is the next “big” thing. Designed exclusively. Mini-ITX motherboards. With three drive bays, a side 80mm TriCool fan, and a stable 65-watt power adapter, the ISK 300-65 can handle many of the tasks of a traditional PC, in half the space. And with a 0.8mm cold rolled steel frame, the ISK 300-65 is not only nimble but durable. From petite desktop option to silent home theater, Antec’s ISK 300-65 is an epic case of mini proportions.




Gucci New Jackie Medium Shoulder Bag With Single Adjustable Strap

2010-10-28T21:32:50.155-07:00

Year after year, Gucci has been remodeling its classic designs in every new collection. Actually, for those fashion giant, it’s an unwritten rule in the industry. A great portion of young fashion chasers are reluctant to accept the so-called inheritance. As a matter of fact, it is really boring with abundant déjà vu. That’s why fast fashion has become the mainstream. In Gucci 2009 Spring/Summer collection, we can still find lots of familiar faces which cause nothing except deep disappointment. I have to admit that they really work their fingers to the bone to make some alterations, trying to present a fresh feeling, but most of the attempts are ridiculous, just like putting a baby doll dress on grandmas. But some of them combine the tradition and innovation in a harmonious way, such as the Gucci New Jackie Medium Shoulder Bag.


There are 3 variations of this New Jackie Medium Shoulder Bag which is far less than 7 of the large version which reflects the popularity of large bags in recent years. But I believe this mania will fade away soon. After all, how many ladies want to hand or should a sandbag for a long time?  The ebony one on the left is made of dark brown leather with crystal GG Fabric which is a good choice for everyone. The black one in the middle is preferred by more sophisticated women and the right one that is made of light brown guccissima leather is a little bit cliché for me.


The sizes of these three bags are all 34 x 4.5 x 28 cm. That’s suitable enough for most daily occasion and you will encounter inconvenience induced by large bags. There is a single adjustable strap and a detachable should strap. So you can either hand or should it according to your needs. All bags feature iconic Gucci G pattern decorated with hand stitching on the bottom which is elegant and full of femininity but it is the push lock closure and the tassels with bamboo detail make the bag break out from the pack. The golden push lock closure is exquisite and presents the contemporary style in contrast to the oriental flavor exuding from the tassels with bamboo detail which are much more significant and eye-catching than the large version. This time, Gucci got it.


Designer handbags are never just for functionality. We choose one as we choose our life. Take the Gucci New Jackie Medium Shoulder bag and accompany with the eternal glamour in your journey of life.




4 Steps For Clearing Out Paper Clutter

2010-10-28T21:32:50.158-07:00

For many of us, spring is the time when a certain activity comes to mind – the annual clearing out of clutter that collects in our homes and offices. While it’s easy to focus on getting rid of “stuff” clutter – actual physical things – it’s important to look for ways to clear out the other types of clutter in our lives that can also get in our way. One of the big ones that I help clients get rid of is paper – we all have it, we all need to deal with it, and wouldn’t it be nice if we had less of it? Here’s how:

Get rid of what you don’t need. In my experience, people I work with usually have been keeping far, far more documents than they need, or could ever find useful. Paper can take up a lot of space, can get messy really quickly, and can feel overwhelming when it’s stacked and piled all around you. A great way to start reducing your existing paper is by setting some retention guidelines for what you want to keep and for how long. Do you really need your junior-high reports? Probably not. Last year’s medical records? Quite possibly. The government’s information site has some helpful retention guidelines. You can customize these guidelines for what fits your life and your retention needs.

Go electronic. So much paper comes into our lives that may be available in electronic form. For instance, a little-used feature on most computers is the ability to send and receive faxes on-screen, without even printing out a document (check your computer’s instructions for how to do this). If there are documents you want the information from but don’t need the paper version of, try scanning them using a tool like the Neat family of scanners (www.neatco.com).

Do you really need those bills? I’m thinking bills from cable or satellite TV, your cell phone, garbage bill, and the like. Most vendors are happy to help you go paperless – just visit the website for each vendor and sign up for paperless billing. When your bill comes due, you’ll receive an email instead of a paper notice. You’ll be able to pay online if you so choose, saving you stamps and checks. Less paper all around!

Stop the influx. If you’re receiving a lot of junk mail, use a service like Tonic Mailstopper http://mailstopper.tonic.com to do the work of getting you off junk mail lists. If you get catalogs, judiciously choose which ones to receive, and which ones will get the boot. Call the numbers on each catalog that you no longer want, and ask to be taken off their list and the lists of their partners.

Once you’re done discarding your paper, make sure to dispose of it securely and responsibly, by shredding and/or recycling as appropriate. What are your strategies for getting rid of your paper clutter?



A Little Liposuction With Your Tummy Tuck?

2010-10-28T21:32:50.160-07:00

If you’re of normal height and weight, and you feel you need a tummy tuck, you may also need some liposuction at the sides. Typically, this at the abdominal flank areas, or “love handle” areas.


With a tummy tuck, you will have the loose pouch of skin around your tummy removed. The surgical incision is in the same position as a C-section, just longer. Usually the incision goes from the left to the right pelvic bone. You can choose to put it as high or low as you wish, within reason. The length depends not only on your body, but also, how much loose skin you have.


The average person will need liposuction in the flank, or “love handle” areas. If you pinch the sides of your abdomen, you can probably pinch more than a handful of tissue. If this tissue is not part of your surgery, and nothing is done, then you will have it pushed out even more after your procedure is completed.


With the tummy tuck, you will have the the skin of the front portion of your abdominal skin removed and tightened. However, this incision can only be extended so far- you probably should not have it extend all the way towards your back. The love handle area is usually where the surgical incision stops. You usually need to do liposuction there to ensure that you can’t pinch your love handles after surgery.


In non-medical terms, it’s called a “muffin top” by some women. With liposuction that small amount of fat is removed.


Some patients are so thin that they don’t have excess fat to pinch. Although not common, if you’re one of these patients, you won’t need liposuction at the love hand areas.


The liposuction is done through the side of the tummy tuck scar, so no separate incision is made. Generally more fat is suctioned from the front, and tapered all the way to the lower back area.


Since you will need an abdominal binder or compression garment after surgery for your tummy tuck anyway, you will use the same garment to apply pressure to the love handle areas to get the skin as tight as possible after surgery.


Your figure will thank you if you consider some liposuction with your tummy tuck.




Pemerintah Bebaskan Biaya IMB Rumah Menengah

2010-10-28T22:56:03.532-07:00

Liputan6.com, Bekasi: Pemerintah akan membebaskan biaya izin mendirikan bangunan (IMB) untuk perumahan yang diperuntukkan bagi masyarakat menengah bawah untuk menekan harga rumah serta meningkatkan keterjangkauan daya beli.



BP Beli Kata Kunci "Tumpahan Minyak"

2010-10-28T22:56:03.515-07:00

TEMPO Interaktif, London - British Petroleum membeli kata kunci "Tumpahan Minyak" dari mesin pencari Google untuk membantu pengguna internet supaya langsung ke situs tertentu yang menjelaskan tentang bagaimana mengendalikan tumpahan minyak di Teluk Meksiko tersebut.



Data 114 Ribu Pengguna iPad Bocor ke Publik

2010-10-28T22:56:03.458-07:00

TEMPO Interaktif, San Francisco - Kelompok hacker yang mengaku bernama Goatse Security telah membobol data para pengguna iPad.