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Thieves Use Google Earth to Target Track

Selasa, 30 Juni 2009

Thieves Use Google Earth to Target Track

Some thieves in the UK is skilled in technology use Google Earth to track the presence of target, fish, koi carp are expensive. The thieves are using the internet mapping system to track the garden of a house equipped with swimming fish contain relatively high price.

Twelve cases of theft of koi carp fish to reach thousands of Pounds Sterling reported losses occurred in Hull, East Yorks, in the last 3 weekends. Civil defense officer Sam Gregory explains the evidence collected shows that the thief uses Google Earth to track the target.

Google Earth has a sophisticated mapping system that allows users to track the existence of the valuable objects that are placed in the space behind the house. "Google shows what is there in the garden (back home) and allows users to see the content of the surrounding pond," said Sam Gregory.

"One of the houses so that theft has target gate at 2.5 meters and are not located near the road. Swimming fish house is located at the corner of the house and not visible from outside. If you do not stand on the wall near the house, then you can not hear the flow of water, "he said.

"They (the thieves) to steal the fish is small because they know that the fish that can survive much longer (rather than a big fish) without water," said one resident, Robert Barnes, who lost 4 of them koi fish. "Neighbors confess I see 2 young men who take a bike equipped with nets and a box of black," he said.

Meanwhile, Nigel Dawson (40) awakened in the morning and get a filter system and 13 koi fish its carp expensive lose from the pond located in the garden behind his house. "I do not think (the fish theft occurred). I did not hear or see anything (which is suspicious)," he said.

Six More H1N1 Cases Reported in Indonesia

Six More H1N1 Cases Reported in Indonesia - Health Ministry has reported six positive cases of H1N1 flu in Indonesia, bringing the country's toll cases to eight.

Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari said Sunday that there had been six new “imported” cases that happened to three Australians and three locals.

The ministry identifies the Australians as GC, MT and JA, and local residents as AG, TP and AM.

All Australians, who were in the same plane with another H1N1 patient BM, are receiving medical treatments at Sanglah public hospital in Denpasar, Bali. BM herself has been declared to have recovered from the illness and left the hospital.

“Local residents AG and TP spent holidays in Singapore while AM came back from Australia. They are now being treated at Sulianti Saroso public hospital in North Jakarta,” Siti said as quoted by Antara state news wire in Denpasar.

She said that she had asked for all authorities in hospitals, laboratoriums, airports and seaports to increase their medical supply and prepare more staffers to anticipate more H1N1 cases.

“We also demand for all people, who come back from the pandemic countries, to report and examine themselves to the nearby hospitals should they feel the disease sympthoms,” she said.

Age 28 years, Peak Sex For Women

Age 28 years, Peak Sex For Women

LOS ANGELES - Age 28 years is a reliable peak for a woman. Both in the relationship, family even sex.

In a poll conducted of 4000 women revealed that in the age of 28 years is the peak of sex is the best for them. This study is carried out on women aged 25-65 years.Age 29 is the age of fun in his career, in the age of 30 has a fun relationship. Even if the best sex they felt at the age of 28 years, but it will not disappear even if the age is above 30 years.

At the age of 32 they will feel comfort with the home and their families. In financial terms, women will feel happy at the age of 33 years.However, this happiness looks lasted only briefly, over time, when they pass the age of 30 years, growing worry with their change, the hair is grayish, the more rare, and difficult to be managed. Followed by a contraction in the skin of the face.Two of the three women feel aging faster rather than men. Hence it is not surprising if women more they observe.


Senin, 29 Juni 2009


Tawangmangu is a district on the slopes around Mount Lawu, Karanganyar regency, Central Java. Place is approximately 1.5 hours drive (50 Km) in the east of Solo. Tawangmangu is in fact found many attractions, among other SUKUH temple, temple CETHO, waterfalls JUMOG, etc. But the most visited and most popular is the Air Terjun Grojogan Sewu. Air Terjun Grojogan Sewu located in a forest tour is still beautiful and natural. As information, the general purpose bus to get there every day about 40 times the frequency and the fact that no one is using the AC. However, just calm, the air in the cool and cold there, so it does not need to AC again. The road to the Tawangmangu’s station very sharp and steep with a left-right beside the road a lot or a cliff and the area of rice field looks green and lush. After about 1.5 hours drive we finally arrived in the Tawangmangu’s station. This station has a lot of changes; the first station has now been more chaotic and is not causing more congestion. Also, the traditional market is in the front of the market was already a market that is semi-modern and is more organized as well. From Tawangmangu’s station, we continue our journey to go to Air Terjun Grojogan Sewu. Air travel distance of the object Terjun Grojogan Sewu just about 800an meters from Terminal Tawangmangu. Distance counter door with the main road around 200an meter and there's no guide or signpost on the road, giving out that winding road that is winding road to Object Tours.

After reaching there we immediately go buy tickets and start children down the stairs that go to many places waterfalls. In addition the air is cool Asih trees and nature; there also found that monkeys are tamer. So, please be careful when carrying goods and food that is not taken by the monkey-the monkey. Awn, monkeys as not as aggressive there monkeys in the forest-monkey Palasangeh, Bali. If the monkeys in Sangeh, Bali is to take the glasses, but for primates in Tawangmangu is not to like that.

Around the waterfall there are many good sellers sate (traditional Javanese food) chicken and rabbit. Sate the most typical in the sate there is a rabbit, therefore, be more comfortable eating rabbit sate. Sate is presented with lontong. Well, before the approach to the waterfall, we rested for just the first tired after hundreds of children down the stairs while eating rabbit sate of the waterfall. While eating, seen the beauty of nature which is very beautiful and dynamic composition with a neat waterfall at about 80 meters of water show endless succession, trees with big green leaves natural stones which is a large native rocks in the mountains scattered naturally, monkeys who move there to-find food here, and added that the air fresh and clean feel to create tired lost. From the place can also be seen swimming pool for children and swimming pool for adults. Children's swimming pool located in a quite high while the adult swimming pool located beside a river. Swimming pool for free, but children seems to mature a swimming pool seems to have to pay again.

Highest Man in This World

Sabtu, 27 Juni 2009

Highest Man in This World

Beijing - Not many know that there is a man that has a high above the world record holder at this time. This was after Zhao Liang injuries undergo surgery on left foot.

The hospital cited as, Friday (17/4/2009) states, Zhao achieve high 2.46 meters or 10 cm higher than Bao Xishun, men's record holder in the world at this time that (2.36 meters).

Men who live in the province of Henan was playing basket ball when the left leg muscle injury 10 years ago. After that he was forced to stop work until 2006.

After that Zhao had invited a group of entertainment events to be dazzled. He also played saxophone and flute.

Zhao was born from parents who actually be regarded high. 1.8 meters high by his father and mother, 1.68 meters. His mother, Wang Keyun, said Zhao had a high appetite. Each dinner, men 27 years and spent eight hamburgers to eat three portions.

"I worry with the wedding, health and work. While I have changed the hair white," said Wang.

Meanwhile, doctors Hospital Tianjin, arkaiko Liu, Zhao said the operation running successfully. But take 2 months to Zhao can walk normally. Liu also said health in good condition and not affected the size of the high body.

Guinness World Records record Bao Xishun from Mongolia as a man in the world. Guinness World Record has not been conducting its own against Zhao.

Zhao was high after the team doctor from the hospital to check Tianjin Anjie high standard as the rule before the medical operation.



LOS ANGELES - If you already have God, everything can happen. In the United States a man was birth a woman baby. These men have twice the birth.

Last year, Thomas Beatie is appalling because of the birth of first child. Beatie is actually at this time are as men, but she still retains her female organs. He had a reconstruction operation boobs and testosterone therapy.

ABC News reported, and quoted AFP, Wednesday (10/6/2009), men 35 years of birth to infants of women in Oregon in July last year. On Tuesday He has birth his son.

Once invited in talk shows Oprah Winfrey, Beatie became more popular and well known as "pregnant man".

"I think this is not the desire of men or women to have children. This man needs. I am human and have the right to have children biologically," said Beatie.

The Couple that Infected by H1N1 Virus was Married

The Couple that Infected by H1N1 Virus was Married

Highland Park- With the virus of swine flu is concerned. However, it doesn’t mean the couple can not feel happiness including weddings.

It is indicated by a pair of Chicago in the United States. This couples that infected by pigs virus still hold 48 hours after the wedding they have a stated positive swine flu virus.

To avoid transmission of viruses, they do not scruple to put on masks and gloves latex as part of their white costumes of the elegant and spunky.

As quoted from, Saturday (20/6/2009), to invite guests wedding ceremony, the doctor who handles the pairing is, Ilana Jackson and Jeremy Fierstien, before ensuring that they attend the wedding ceremony is not a high risk of contracting the disease.

To further ensure that longer, the two couples had to keep the 10 feet with the invitation, including their families. However Jackson and Fierstien seemingly not too concerned with their condition.

Jackson even said that they had a joke about the swine flu after both experienced vomiting, and fever. Jackson confessed they did not think that the virus of swine flu appeared to have been lodged in the body.

"The situation is not beneficial but we must continue to move," said Jackson.

2 People Died Because of Pig Flu in Thailand

2 People Died Because of Pig Flu in Thailand

BANGKOK - Thailand's Ministry of Health mengonfirmasi two swine flu sufferer in the country, died this Saturday. This is the first case of death due to flu A (H1N1) in Thailand.

The Thai health ministry says women aged 40 years in fact have died since June 20 in a hospital in Bangkok. However, the ministries of health be a new Friday night. Be so Reuters, Saturday (27/6/2009).

Meanwhile, a man aged 42 years died on the Saturday morning.

In Thailand alone there are currently 1,200 people with flu A (H1N1). The first case was detected on 12 May.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) as of June 26, the number of the victims died due to flu A (H1N1) has reached 263 people. While the number of cases that are reported to reach 59,418 people in 113 countries.

Indonesia Stop Send TKI to Malaysia

Indonesia Stop Send TKI to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia began to worry over the Indonesian government's plan to allow workers to their countries while informal.

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Najib Razak cited as The Straits Times, Saturday (27/6/2009), the government will be hard act to the employer Malaysia that violence against labor Indonesia.

Najib also ask residents to show concern related to the welfare of workers.

Najib statement that the plan is a response from the Indonesian government will temporarily stop the delivery of labor informal, case-related violence that has often occurred.

"We must take a firm stance in upholding the law against those who do violence to the adjuvant," said Najib.

What we must do is ensure that in any (foreign workers) there is a violent action, they will be dealing with the law. Employers are also required more attention to the welfare of workers, "he added.

According to the firm attitude will add confidence that they (Indonesian government) will send the workers back to Indonesia. "I believe this is only temporary cessation of employment (Indonesia)," Najib supplement.

Previous Indonesian Manpower Minister Erman Superano, Thursday this week,. akan stop the delivery of labor while Indonesia at least until mid-July, to be bilateral talks in Kuala Lumpur agreement related migrant workers.

There are currently 1.2 million Indonesian workers in Malaysia. 300,000 of them as much as bekera household

Michael Jackson Was Die, all people cry

Michael Jackson Was Die, all people cry

The Michael Jackson fans from Indonesia put garland, candles, and messages with the grief around the central location of coronary Los Angeles, United States, Friday (26 / 6). This is done as a bela sungkawa avenge his death on the pop legend. Similar action is also performed in a number of fan Jacko Hollywood Walk of Fame in California. They gather to pray for the safety of Jacko.


Jumat, 26 Juni 2009


Bandung, Indonesia - Not only Iguana or white monkey that was one of the dish factory outlet (FOR) or Cihampelas Point Cipo. 15 four-horned sheep are become visitors to indulge in the manager.

Soenyali Soly, one of the FOR manager, said the collection of four-horned sheep tails 15 is a collection for private owners and several hotels in Bandung.

Sheep, and he said, is believed to bring luck to the business owner. "A sheep can be worth tens to hundreds of million, I forget exactly how, in the range that I remember," said Soly.

Soly relate, from the 15 sheep is the owner who has one sheep that are believed to have the odd behavior than other four-horned sheep. Sheep is called champion Suro.

"Not like other four-horned sheep, this one is completely another," he said.

Outside the fold size 6x3 meter square can be seen the story about the unique behavior of the white sheep is said Soly behave uniquely derived from the Gunung Kidul.

"He trusted as the authoritative sheep. Domba (sheep) that never sleep in the night Tuesday and Friday nights," according to the short story champion Suro shown outside the shed.

5 tail sheep visible in the enclosure provided for the manager, "If the rest is run out normal weekend just a gimick to all visitors," said Soly.

"Accidental animals have not included in the list of taboo animals, so do not have to report," said Soly.

"There is still a smell, but does not disrupt the visitors because we have previously anticipated, can still be tolerated," he said.

Not a Source of Islamic Democratization Problems

Not a Source of Islamic Democratization Problems

The implementation of a number of democratization in Muslim countries is a cause problem. However, this problem occurs not because of Islam as a religion of the community.

These teachers expressed great Driyarkara School Philosophy Franz Magnis-Suseno dialogue in the German-Indonesian media "Islam, Democracy, and Freedom of Media", on Tuesday (4 / 3). Attended as a speaker in the seminar is Hans-Ludwig Frese's Kleio Bremen Humanities, professor of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta Azyumardi Azra, and Siti Musdah Mulia from the Indonesian Conference on Religion and Peace.

According Magnis, the problems that occur in the process of democratization in the countries of the third world due to the failure of democratic transition process. Traditional structure of society is not ready to change into modern society.

"Traditional framework of society that is stable should be forced to change according to the global order. This condition ability creates social, economic, security and stability in the community to be disrupted, "he said.

For Indonesia, according to Magnis, a problem that occurred during the process of democratization during the last 10 years due to corruption and weak governance.

While Azyumardi said, the implementation of democracy in a Muslim country in the world is not something new. Since the independence, the people are Muslim, Indonesia received a democracy. After the experience of democracy in the era of Soekarno Terpimpin and Pancasila democracy in the era of Soeharto, Indonesia is now trying to implement real democracy.

Increased awareness is the world during the last two decades also occurred in Indonesia. However, it is believed will not disrupt the implementation of democracy that is being executed.

"In the running of religious obedience does not have a reciprocal relationship with the reverse political choice," continued Azyumardi.

This condition is clearly visible from the party winning the election which is a nationalist party. Parties founded Islam or Muslims based on the mass is not the main choice community. In fact, the number of Muslim population in Indonesia reached 88 percent.

Success of democratization in Indonesia participated in is supported by two largest Islamic mass organizations, the Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah. Both civil society groups that are already independent states and the Pancasila state ideology as the Unity of Indonesia and the final form of the state.

"This does not happen in the Middle East. There does not have civil society groups are independent from the influence of the state, "specifically.

MANOHARA CASE Note diplomatic department of foreign affairs Return to Malaysia

Note diplomatic department of foreign affairs Return to Malaysia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (department of foreign affairs) claim to have delivered the diplomatic note to Malaysia-related cases that override Manohara Odelia Pinot.

"The Ambassador already delivered the diplomatic note and the Sultanate," said the Spokesperson for the department of foreign affairs Tengku Faizasyah.

According to Faiz, Dubes RI di Malaysia even has to contact directly the Sultanate of Kelantan. Until finally a meeting occurred between the Sultanate with the Indonesian Embassy.

At the meeting, said Faiz, the Sultanate has actually promised akan Manohara reunite with their families. But that promise up to now not reached.

Problem recognition Manohara call Embassy in Malaysia, but did not, Faiz did not know. He can never contact the Embassy Manohara but not by receiving the services because there are so many in the Embassy.

"The process of WNI in Malaysia to serve a large number of difficult to remember whether there is also the name of Manohara. If the record may be sought," he said.

Faiz said, the Indonesian embassy in Singapore partake countermarch Manohara. Indonesian embassy officials in Singapore assist management Mano administration, in order to exit from the land of the lion.

"Because the administration managed by the Indonesian embassy there. If not, can not he come out," he said.

Manohara has now returned to Jakarta Fajarina Daisy picked up her mother and brother Dewi Sri Asih Royal Plaza Hotel of Singapore.. Return Manohara involving local police, FBI, and the Indonesian embassy in Singapore.

FBI special agent, the United States Embassy (USA) and the Indonesian embassy to the Mano involved can free.
"We really ask for help FBI and the U.S. Embassy and the Indonesian embassy. They help many till Mano successful return to Indonesia," said lawyer Manohara’s mother, Yuli Andre Darma

Tim and Daisy Fajarina lawyer will actually fly to Singapore, Thursday (28/5/2009). However, this plans to leak Kelantan. Daisy and then her lawyer any delay. "Finally, in order not to be Daisy Mother Goddess and the departure to Singapore Friday (29/5/2009). Of course we still coordinating with the U.S. Embassy and the Indonesian embassy," the story of Andre Yuli.

Manohara successfully met Daisy at the Hotel Royal Plaza in Singapore. Mano successfully blurred after the push-button emergency press lift at the hotel was forced to the Sultanate of Kelantan prince locked in a room, floor 3 in the Royal Hotel. Singapore police help Mano come the sound of the key result.

H1N1 virus (swine flu) does not begin with the outbreak of flu in pigs.

H1N1 virus (swine flu) does not begin with the outbreak of flu in pigs.

YOGYAKARTA - MI: There is no evidence that the H1N1 virus (swine flu), which started in Mexico comes from animal pigs, and also appear at the time does not begin with the outbreak of flu in pigs.

"Because there is no evidence that the world health body (WHO) to replace the term swine flu that has been given on disease outbreaks that of Mexico with a new flu is H1N1," said an instructor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta, Prof. drh Widya Asmara, SU Ph.D, in Sleman, Saturday (30 / 5).

According to him, until now has not been found in new cases of bird flu, H1N1 infected expressed positive.

"The H1N1 virus and H3N1 flu is a classic case of the pig has been since the first term and is known as classical swine flu. Although many pigs infected swine flu this classic, but few result in death in the pig," he said.

He said that to prevent and anticipate the new H1N1 bird flu not to go to Indonesia, there are several steps such as not allowing prevent swine from countries / regions to be allowed entry, health checks for people who are traveling in the area of new contracting at the airport / seaport , and the strict supervision.

"In addition to dissemination through the information correctly, do Biosecurity in the cage, always vigilant, but do not need to panic, and to increase awareness and preparedness of the new H1N1 bird flu," he said.

Meanwhile, team members Flu H1N1 Sardjito Hospital Yogyakarta dr, dr Amalia Setyati, SpA says new H1N1 bird flu occurred in many countries because the Mexican population is dense and many who live in slums or slum areas.

"Nutrition can be said ugly people, causing the body's resistance to be low, and high levels of death," he said. (Ant/OL-02) (Ant/OL-02)

Youth and Education

Kamis, 25 Juni 2009

Youth and Education

The need for a satisfactory education is more important than ever before. Nowadays, without a qualification from a reputable school or university, the odds of landing that plum job advertised in the paper are considerably shortened. Moreover, one’s present level of education could fall we short of future career requirements.

It is not secret that competition the driving force behind the need to obtain increasingly higher qualifications. In the majority of cases, the urge to upgrade is no longer the result of an insatiable this for knowledge. The workplace to compete with ever more qualified job applicants and in many occupations one must now battle with colleagues in the reshuffle for the position one already holds.

Striving to become better educated is hardly a new concept. Wealthy parents have always been willing to spend the vast amounts of extra money necessary to send their children to schools with a perceived educational edge. Working adults have long attended night schools and refresher courses. Competition for working for a living began. Is the present situation so very different to that of the past?

The difference now is that the push is universal and from without as well as within. A student at a comprehensive school receiving low grades is no longer as easily accepted by his or her peers as was one the case. Similarly, in the workplace, unless employees are engaged in part-time study, they may be frowned upon by their employers and peers and have difficulty even standing still. In fact, in these cases, the expectation is for careers to go backwards and earning capacity to taken an appreciable nosedive.

At first glance, the situation would seem to be laudable; a positive response to the exhortations of politicians for us all to raise our intellectual standards and help improve the level of intelligence within the community. Yet there are serious ramifications according to at least one educational psychologist Dr. Brendan Gatsby has caused some controversy in academic circles by suggesting that a bias towards what he term ‘paper excellence’ might cause more problems that it is supposed to solve. Gatsby raises a number of issues that affect the individual as well as society in general.

Firstly, he believes the extra workload involved is resulting in abnormal high stress levels in both students at comprehensive school and adults studying after working hours. Secondly, skills which might be more relevant to the undertaking of a sought-after job are being overload by employers not interviewing candidates without qualifications on paper. These two areas of concern for the individual are causing physical as well as emotional stress.

Gatsby also argues that there are attitudinal changes within society to the exalted role education now plays in determining how the spoil of working life are distributed. Individuals of all ages are being driven by social pressures to achieve academic success solely for monetary considerations instead or for the joy of enlightenment. There is danger that some universities are becoming degree factories with an attendant drop in standards. Furthermore, our above creativity; the very thing tutors ought to be encouraging us to avoid. But the most undesirable effect of this academic paper chase, Gatsby says, is the disadvantage that ‘user pays’ higher education confers on the poor, who invariably lose out to the more financially favored.

Naturally, although there is agreement that learning can cause stress, Gatsby’s comments regarding university standards have been roundly criticized as alarmist by most educationist who point out that, by any standards of measurement, Britain’s education system overall, at both secondary and tertiary levels, is equal to that of any in the world.

What Indonesians Eat (Indonesian Food)

Senin, 22 Juni 2009

What Indonesians Eat

Most Indonesians eat rice as the main dish for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In fact some Indonesians feel they don't eat a meal unless it is rice. There is a joke that says, even if you have eaten a loaf of bread, you are still hungry. It's gotta be rice! Other Indonesians are fine with bread or noodles. For those Indonesians who have been abroad, they got used having breakfast with bread.

Indonesians eat rice a lot. Lunch, for example, you'll see people with a plate full with rice and a piece of chicken, or fish, or eggs and "sambal" (chillie souce). Indonesians like to eat hot (as in spicy) food. I mean really really really HOT. I would say it is hotter than Mexican food. Even we put chillie in pizza!!! (It's wierd to me. But then again, I am the wierd one ... I cannot eat spicy/hot food!.) If you order food, make sure you say no chilly or no spicy. Otherwise, the default is HOT! There was a friend from Netherland who think that he can handle hot food. (The Dutch like spicy food too.) Boy, he was wrong. He spent two days in his hotel to recover the stomachache.

Each area in Indonesia has its own traditional food and custom. Here is a list of some of them.

  • Sundanese ("orang Sunda") in West Java likes to eat fresh vegetables and sambal. There is a joke that says you can leave them in the garden and they will be fine. Sundanese like to drink tea without sugar. So don't be surprised when they offer you tea but not sweat. Ask for sugar.

  • Javanese likes to eat sweet. Tea will be sweet.

  • Padang (West Sumatra) likes to eat hot/spicy food. They are famous for their spicy food and fast delivery. The waiter can bring dozens of plates with various dishes with his two hands (like juggling) in one trip. You'll eat whatever you like and at the end of meal the waiter will calculate the price. You'll find "Rumah Makan Padang" (Padang restaurant) everywhere in Indonesia. We think that there must be a Padang restaurant on the moon.
Most of the above food are available from restaurants. They are cheap compared to western standards. (I'll gather up some prices in the next update.)

We do have fast food like Mc Donalds, KFC, Wendy's, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Arby's. Other restaurants include various Italian restaurants, Tony Roma's, and others. You name it. Expensive restaurants are also available. Once, I went to a restaurant that serves Kobe steak. It costs US$100/plate! Whoa!

The staple diet for most Indonesians is nasi (rice), which is replaced on some islands with corn, sago, cassava and sweet potatoes. Indonesia's spices make its local cuisine unique. Indonesians like their food highly spiced - look out for the tiny and fiery hot red and green peppers often included in salads and vegetable dishes. Seafood features highly on menus (with salt and freshwater fish, lobsters, oysters, prawns, shrimp, squid, shark and crab all available). Coconuts are often used for cooking. A feature of Jakarta is the many warungs (street stalls); each specializes in its own dish or drink


Minggu, 21 Juni 2009


Sail Bunaken 2009 which will involve 24 warships and 150 sail boats as well as cruise ships from 26 countries will be the largest maritime event ever organized in Asia.

"This will be the largest maritime event ever held in Indonesia and Asia," Aji Sularso of the Sail Bunaken 2009 Organizing Committee said here recently.

The Sail Bunaken to be held in Manado, North Sulawesi, on August 12-20, 2009, would be part of the World Ocean Conference (WOC) activities as the theme would be "Protect Our Oceans for the Future Generation".

He said the event was expected to help promote Manado to be a world tourist destination.

Meanwhile, Vice Admiral Moeklas Sidiq, deputy chief of staff of the Indonesian Navy, said the planned participation of 24 warships from various countries reflected good relations among the world`s navies and would constitute the largest fleet review ever held by Indonesia, as one of the world?s largest maritime country.

The Sail Bunaken 2009 implementation will cost around Rp5.75 billion.
The event`s programs will include the Indonesian Fleet Review, a Yacht Rally, Festival Bunaken Expo, Bunaken Carnival, Jetski Trans Equator Touring, Bunaken Diving Competition, and International Fishing Competition.

The four-day World Ocean Conference (WOC), which was held in Manado, on May 11-15, 2009, adopted the Manado Ocean Declaration (MOD).

In their 21-point declaration, participants of the conference stated among others that they would strive to achieve long-term conservation, management and sustainable use of marine living resources and coastal habitats through appropriate application of precautionary and ecosystem approaches.

They stressed the need for national strategies for sustainable management of coastal and marine ecosystems as protective and productive buffer zones that deliver valuable ecosystem goods and services that have significant potential to address the adverse effects of climate change.

Wolves are Refusing to Pack It In

Rabu, 17 Juni 2009

Wolves are Refusing to Pack It In

Wolves are still found roaming wild only 20 kilometers or so from the Coliseum in Rome. They are among a few hundred descendants of the legendary she-wolf that suckled Romulus and Remus, the city’s founders, to have survived into the 20th century.

Prospects that the Italian wolf, canis lupus italicus, will see in the next century are better now than at any time in the past 20 years. The number of wolves in Italy has increased from an all-time low of about 100 in the early Seventies to between 350 and 400 today.

However, the future for the wolf is bleak elsewhere in Europe. Wolves are left in only eight of its 23 member states. Western Europe has a total of a few thousand wolves, according to a recent report by the Council of Europe.

The wolf if has had a bad press. Children’s stories and folk tales have conditioned countless generations to fear and despise Europe’s largest carnivore. Much of the hatred stems from the belief that they kill people as well as livestock.

But it is almost impossible to find authenticated cases of attacks on adult humans, except by rabid wolves. There are a few instances of small children being attacked while wandering alone in remote places.

Two children were killed in Galicia, in Spain, at the end of the 1960s; another two in 1974. on both occasion the attacks were made by a lone female wolf. But attacks like this are extremely rare. More people probably die on Europe’s roads every day than have been killed by wolves over the past thousand years. Ironically, it is northern countries like Norway and Sweden, generally considered as environmentally aware, that the wolf is on the verge of extinction.

Larger populations have managed to survive in southern Europe and also notably in Turkey. There were once tens of thousands in Spain and Portugal, where perhaps only 1700 now roam.

The decline of wolves in Italy until the 1970s appears to have been halted and their range has extended slightly over the past decade, giving rise to optimism among conservationist.

Because of long isolation, the wolves of Spain and Portugal and of Italy, are genetically distinct from those in the rest of Western Europe and from those in Eastern Europe and Asia, where wolves are more common.

Biologists regard them as different sub-species and their feeding habits differ. Italian wolves have a varied diet of small rodent and hares, fruit, plants, food scraps and the occasional domestic animal. Spanish wolves take food scraps too, but prey mainly on small wild boar and game birds.

This isolation of many wolf populations heightens concern for their survival. Dr. Hartmut Jungius, of the Worldwide Fund of Nature, says “Wolves are an endangered species. They are a priority for conservation in south and west Europe, where they are connected to the larger populations in Asia”.

Italy’s successful wolf protection programmed, launched in 1987, and has double the animal’s number and the habitats available to them. Their range is also increasing, rapidly so in Tuscany and Liguria. The country’s leading wolf expert, Dr Luigi Boitani, of Rome University says that a small number are being bred in captivity so that reintroductions can be considered where they have been driven to extinction.

A major step forward has been the provision of compensation by several of Italy’s regional governments for unfortunate farmers whose livestock have fallen prey to wolves. Two or three hundred sheep can be killed in just a few hours. Feral dogs-domestic animals that have reverted to the wild can do the same and the carnage is all too often blamed on wolves.

Italy has about 80,000 feral dogs plus another 200,000 stray domestic dogs, vastly our numbering wolves, says Dr Boitani. He is worried about the risk of these dogs interbreeding with wolves, wiping out the Italian wolf as we know it. Ironically, he says, though wolves are often reviled, animal protection organizations leap to the defence of stray and feral dogs. In Scandinavia the main conflict between wolf and main hinges on game animals, especially reindeer, because they are so important in the local economy.

In the north, east and extreme south of Finland, for instance, wolves can be legally hunted in winter. In central Finland they are protected, although the government can and does grant special licenses to kill them. In the 1980s average of 41 wolves were killed every year, despite full compensation for livestock losses. Wolves would never survive in Finland without the steady influx of animals from northern Russia, where they are more abundant.

In Greece the wolf has been legally protected since 1983 in theory. But organized huts and poisoning are commonplace, apparently sanctioned by the authorities.

While numbers seem to be falling in Portugal, in spite of legal protection since 1988, they have risen in Spain over the pat ten years. An increase in habit and food available, and controls on hunting, seem to be the reasons.

The Council of Europe has proposed a 12-point plan to conserve Europe’s wolves, including captive breeding programs, controls on feral dogs, compensation for livestock losses – and better education to foster greater understanding of these impressive animals. It wants countries with wolves to set a side areas in which they are fully protected, but to allow limited control on other areas, if need be. Dr Boitani says each fully protected area should cover at least 20,000 square kilometers.

But the European wolf is far from safe, even in Italy its increasing population there remains scattered in fragmental areas along involved in its conservation, better co-operation between countries with surviving populations and learning from the success of the Italian programmed could guarantee a better future for the legendary wolf.


Minggu, 14 Juni 2009


This is a kid of stuff, defined in the Draper’s Dictionary as being made from cotton yarn dyed before being woven. The origin of this word is obscure, but it is likely that it originated in the Indian trade. Still, a Javanese dictionary gives ginggang, a short of striped East Indian cotton. The verb ginggang in Javanese means “to separate, to go away” but this throws no light on the matter, nor can we connect the cloth with that of the name of a place on the northern coast of Sumatra. On the other hand, the Eastern derivation of the name has been entirely rejected. The right explanation is simply that gingham is an old English spelling of a town in Brittany, Guingamp, where linen was once manufactured.

The most unusual class of house that was occupied by Europeans in the interio of India, being on one storey, and covered by a pyramidal roof, which in the normal bungalow is of thatch, but may be of tiles without impairing its title to be called a bungalow is sometimes used in contradistinction to the (usually more pretentious) pucka house; by which latter term is implied a masonry house with a terraced roof. A have described, but a temporary material, in garden. The term has been adopted by Europeans generally in Ceylon and China. The word derives from Bangla, which is probably from the place Banga in Bengal. It is to be remembered that in Hindustan proper the adjective, of or belonging to Bengal, is constantly pronounced as Bangala or Bangla. The probability is that when Europeans started to build houses of this character in Behar and Upper India, these were called Bangla or “Bengal-fashion” houses.


This cotton cloth, of a reasonably fine texture, occurs in the 17th century in the form Calicut. The word may have come into English through the French calicot, which in turn comes from Calicut, which in the Middle Ages was the chief city and one of the ports of Malabar coast was mentioned by Marco Polo. The cotton itself seems to have been brought from the hinterland as Malabar cotton, repening during the rains, is not usable.

This word derives from the Hindi pae0jama, literally translated as “leg-clothing”, a pair of loose drawers, tied round the waist. Such a garment was worn by Sikh men and by Moslems of both sexes. It was adopted by Europeans as comfortable casual clothing and as night attire. It is probable that the clothing and the word came into English usage from the Portuguese. Originally, pyjamas sometimes had feet sewn into them and when a Jermyn St tailor was asked why, he replied,” I believe, sir, it is because of the white ants”. And as a traveler remarked in 1881, “The rest of our attire consisted of that particularly light and airy white flannel garment, known throughout India as a pyjama suit


This, a printed or spotted cotton cloth, is called chint in Hindi, but appears to steam from the Sanskrit, Chitra, meaning variegated or sparkled. The French from of the word is chite, which has suggested the English sheet being of the same origin. But chite is apparently of Indian origin, whilst sheet is much older that the Portuguese communication with India. The manufacture and export of chintzes from India to Europe has now ceased. However, in Java and Sumatra, chintzes of a very peculiar kind of marbled pattern are still manufactures under the name of batik.

This, referring to an open pillared gallery round a house, is one of the very perplexing words for which at least two origins may be maintained, both with equal plausibility. One group considers it to be of Sanskrit origin, barandah, meaning a portico. However, others point out that verandah with the meaning in question does not belong to the older Sanskrit, but is found only in comparatively modern works. That the word as used in England and France was brought by the English from India need not be doubted. But either in the same sense, or in one closely analogous, it seems to have existed quite independently in both Spanish and Portuguese. The suspicion must be that the word was taken to India by the Portuguese and thence re-exported by the English to northern Europe.


This is a cigar, but the term has been appropriated especially to cigar truncated at both ends, as India cigars always were in the old days. The word is Tamil, shuruttu, translated as a roll of tobacco. In the south, cheroote were chiefly made at Trichinopoly and were consequently known as Trichies. Grose, in around 1760, speaking of Bombay, whilst describing the cheroot does not use that word, but another, buncus, which is now entirely obsolete.

  1. THUG

The word is found in Sanskrit and in Hindi where it means a cheat and a swindler, but during the 19th century is acquired a more specified meaning, referring to robbers of a particular type who formed a gang and pretended to be travelers, perhaps on business or on a pilgrimage. They would join other travelers on the road, befriend them and then, given a suitable opportunity, would strangle them, plunder them and bury their bodies. The proper name for such people was phansigar, from the word phansi, meaning “a nose”, because they would throw a slip-knot around the necks of their victims.

  1. CURRY
Curry consists of meat, fish, fruit or vegetables, cooked with a quantity of bruised spices and turmeric. A little of this gives flavor to a large mess of rice. The word is Tamil in origin, kari, meaning “sauce”. It is possible, however, that the kind of curry found in restaurants is not of purely Indian origin, but has come down to us from the spiced cookery of medieval Europe and Western Asia. There is, indeed, no room for doubt that the capsicum or red pepper was introduced into India by the Portuguese. the Sanskrit book of cookery, which cannot be of any considerable antiquity contain many recipes for curry without this ingredients.