Thursday, July 22, 2010

Kuasa Nuklear di Asia Tenggara

Perkembangan perlumbaan kuasa nuklear di rantau asia tenggara menampakkan telah bermula dengan pengesahan oleh Filipina berkenaan keseriusan mereka dalam membangunkan teknologi nuklear untuk penjanaan tenaga elektrik pada masa akan datang bagi menangani permasalahan tenaga di negara tersebut. perkara ini dilaporkan oleh BERNAMA, maklumat lanjut di link ini : klik

Myanmar juga dikatakan membuat perancangan yang sama untuk membangunkan tenaga muklear, perkembangan tersebut dikatakan wujud akibat daripada perhubungan baik negara tersebut dengan Korea utara yang merupakan sebuah negara kuasa nuklear. Kebimbangan akan wujud ketidakstabilan di rantau ini turut disuarakan oleh Menteri Luar AS Hillary Clinton yang menyatakan keprihatinan AS tentang Myanmar yang dilaporkan mempunyai hubungan ketenteraan dengan Korea Utara dan kenyataan itu disokong apabila sebuah kapal dari Korea Utara baru-baru dilaporkan telah membawa peralatan ketenteraan ke Myanmar, maklumat lanjut di link ini: klik

Malaysia tidak ketinggalan dalam menguasai teknologi tersebut dan dikatakan akan malaysia akan mempunyai loji tenaga nuklear pada tahun 2020 bagi menampung kekangan tenaga yang memuncak disamping kenaikan bahan api fosil.

Perkembangan ini dilihat mempunyai kesan positif dan negatif bergangtung kepada pentafsiran individu tersebut, jika dilihat dari sudut positif penggunaan tenaga nuklear mampu memenuhi keperluan dan penggunaan tenaga yang murah disamping permasalahan dan risiko bahan buangan yang sukar dilupuskan serta sekiranya tidak diurus dengan baik akan berlaku malapetaka yang dasyat. walaubagaimanapun diharap penggunaan nuklear terhad kepada penjanaan tenaga elektrik sahaja tidak lebih daripada itu terutama sekali untuk tujuan ketenteraan dan kepentingan tertentu. tahap keselamatan dan pengawalan perlulah pada tahap yang tinggi bagi mengelak disalahgunakan terutamyanya oleh pengganas, sekiranya perkara tersebut berlaku maka akan berlaku kemusnahan yang besar serta memerlukan wang dan masa yang panjang untuk mengawalnya...

Propaganda Negara Yahudi:Israel Menyekat Penggunaan Phosphorus Putih Dalam Perang Masa Depan

The Israeli military will restrict its use of artillery shells containing white phosphorus, it has told the UN.

The controversial weapons cause deadly burns and rights groups say they are banned from use in civilian areas.

The Israel Defense Forces used weapons containing white phosphorus during a 22-day assault on Gaza which began in December 2008.

In its report to the UN, the IDF said steps would be taken in future to avoid civilian casualties.

"The IDF chief of general staff ordered the establishment of a clear doctrine and orders on the issue of various munitions that contain white phosphorus," the report said.

"These instructions are currently being implemented."

During the Israeli offensive on Gaza, known as Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli military used white phosphorus rounds in densely populated areas, the UN and Human Rights Watch said.

Part of a UN compound burned down after it was hit by chunks of the burning chemical which ignites on contact with air.

The weapon has been used on battlefields to create cover for advancing troops and to flush infantry out of their positions, but human rights groups say international law bans its use in civilian areas.

Burning phosphorus sticks to skin and will continue to burn flesh until the supply of oxygen is cut off.

Palestinians and rights groups say more than 1,400 Gazans died in the conflict, but Israel puts the figure at 1,166. Thirteen Israelis, including three civilians, were killed.
War crimes

The Israeli military say that the attack was launched to prevent rockets being fired into southern Israel from Gaza.

The UN has sharply criticised both sides in the conflict.

A report by the former prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, Richard Goldstone, accused both the IDF and Hamas of war crimes.

The Goldstone report has been condemned by the Israeli government as biased.

Hamas has also denied its fighters committed war crimes.

Israel's latest report to the UN, posted on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, also says it has launched 150 investigations into the conduct of its soldiers during the offensive.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

jari Manis Yang Panjang Menunjukkan Anda 3 x Berisiko Kanser Prostat

Men with a long ring finger could be three times more likely to develop prostate cancer, research shows.

Doctors found that the risk increases if the ring finger on the right hand is significantly longer than the index finger next to the thumb.

But men whose ring fingers are only slightly longer, or are about the same length, are much less likely to get the disease.

The findings open up the possibility of screening men with longer fingers at an early age for signs of cancer.

In the study, blood tests showed that men with longer ring fingers on their right hand had higher levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA).

This chemical is sometimes found in high levels in blood when cancer is present. The right hand was studied because the difference between the length of its ring finger and index finger is often greater than on the left, as it is more sensitive to hormonal changes in the womb.

The results are the latest in a long line of studies linking finger length to men's health, most of which highlight the benefits of a long ring finger.

These include reduced risk of heart disease, a better chance of exam success and increased fertility.

Last year a team of experts from the Medical Research Council's Epidemiology Resource Unit at Southampton University even found that young men with longer ring fingers made better sprinters.

The key to these findings is thought to be the level of exposure to the hormone testosterone in the womb.

Higher levels also make it more likely that a boy will have a slightly longer ring finger on their right hand. Testosterone is also known to stimulate prostate tumour development.

In the latest study, doctors at Gachon University Gil Hospital, in Incheon, South Korea, studied 366 men over the age of 40 who went to a hospital clinic complaining of problems urinating, a symptom which could be a warning sign of cancer.

They had their fingers measured from the crease where the finger joins the hand to the tip.

Blood tests showed that men with much longer ring fingers had almost double the levels of PSA found in the blood of those with shorter fingers.

Three times as many of these men went on to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Researchers writing in the British Journal of Urology online said the 'digit ratio' - the difference in length between ring and index finger - could be used to predict which men could get cancer.

'Digit ratio is a predictor of high PSA levels and the presence of prostate cancer,' they said.

'We believe our results present sufficient evidence that a relationship exists between the two.'

Nearly 32,000 cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed a year in the UK and 10,000 men die from it - more than one an hour.

But Ed Yong, Cancer Research UK's head of health information, said: 'Finger length ratios have been linked to all sorts of things before with little evidence that measuring these ratios will ever actually be useful.

'For example, this very small study finds an association between finger length ratio and prostate cancer risk, but tells us nothing about whether the ratio can be used to reliably predict that risk.'

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Lapangan Terbang di Cina Ditutup Selepas Kelibat UFO Diruang Angkasa

A Chinese airport was closed after this mysterious object was spotted in the sky.

Arcing over Zhejiang's provincial capital Hangzhou, the UFO appeared to glow with an eerie white light and left a bright trail in its wake.

Xiaoshan Airport was closed after the UFO was detected at around 9 pm and dozens of flights had to be diverted.

Stunned witnesses reported seeing a comet-like fireball in the sky and a number of local residents took photos of the strange ball of light.

A local bus driver, giving his name only as Yu, said he had seen a strange glowing object in the sky late on Wednesday afternoon.

'The thing suddenly ran westwards fast, like it was escaping from something,' he said.

Inbound flights were diverted to nearby airports while outbound flights were delayed for three to four hours.

Some Chinese experts claimed that the strange sight was actually debris from a US intercontinental ballistic missile.

Chinese officials later said that they knew what the object had been but were unable to make it public because there was a 'military connection.'

An official statement is expected later today.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Condoms 'too big' for Indian men. Malaysia pun sama la kot...kajian je belum buat tapi keputusannya dah leh agak kan...

By Damian Grammaticus
BBC News, Delhi

A survey of more than 1,000 men in India has concluded that condoms made according to international sizes are too large for a majority of Indian men.

The study found that more than half of the men measured had penises that were shorter than international standards for condoms.

It has led to a call for condoms of mixed sizes to be made more widely available in India.

The two-year study was carried out by the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Over 1,200 volunteers from the length and breadth of the country had their penises measured precisely, down to the last millimetre.

The scientists even checked their sample was representative of India as a whole in terms of class, religion and urban and rural dwellers.

The conclusion of all this scientific endeavour is that about 60% of Indian men have penises which are between three and five centimetres shorter than international standards used in condom manufacture.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Penggunaan kapal selam tidak terhad untuk pertahanan sesebuah negara sahaja malah dengan perkembangan modenisasi abad ini, penggunaannya telah meluas sehinggakan digunakan untuk tujuan pengedaran dadah. Oleh yang demikian malaysia salah sebuah negara yang mempunyai pesisir pantai yang luas perlu memiliki teknologi tersebut atas dasar menjaga setiap inci perairan negara dari dicerobohi, dari digunakan oleh pihak-pihak tertentu untuk dijadikan transit penyeludupan bawah permukaan. pelbagai cara digunakan oleh penyeludup sehinggakan sanggup melabor untuk menggunakan kapal selam yang bernilai ribuan juta ringgit untuk mencapai objektifnya. dengan perkembangan ancaman keganasan di rantau ini, tidak mustahil medium tersebut akan digunakan untuk penyeludupan bahan letupan, senjata dan manusia untuk tujuan keganasan. Negara perlu lebih bersedia menghadapi ancaman alaf baru ini dan tidak mustahil perkara-perkara tersebut akan berlaku. Sekiranya kita tidak mengambil berat permasalahan ini maka berkemungkinan besar negara tidak bersedia menghadapi ancaman medium baru tersebut.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Doctors scoff at Hindu 'health drink' containing cow urine

KOLKATA // A Hindu supremacist group’s “health drink” that contains traces of cow urine is expected to be available across India within weeks.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) announced the launch of Gauloka Peya in February, claiming the drink helps to fight diabetes and cancer and delay the ageing of skin.

However, doctors have dismissed the group’s claims over the medical benefits of urine from the animals that are revered by Hindus.

The drink – the name of which translates to “drink from the land of cow” – is already available in some RSS shops for 120 rupees (Dh9) per litre.

Om Prakash, manager of Gau Seva Sangh (GSS), RSS’s cow protection organisation that runs the main plant in Hardwar, said last week commercial-level production of the drink has already begun.

He said the drink, which also contains aloe vera and gooseberries, does not smell like urine and would be “tasty”.

“One bottle of the drink is going to contain about five to six millilitres of cow urine. Some other medicinal herbs have been added to it. This soft drink not only has cooling properties, but also cures a variety of diseases,” Ramanuj Mishra, the officer in charge of the project’s Kanpur office, said during the February launch.

“Unlike other soft drinks it will have some medicinal properties and many will call it a health drink, in fact.

“It won’t be like carbonated drinks and will be devoid of any toxins ... Cow urine offers a cure for around 70 to 80 incurable diseases like diabetes. All are curable by cow urine,” said Mr Mishra.

While his claims appear farfetched, many doctors seemed reluctant to pass judgement on the drink. The National asked three for a comment and all refused, fearing reprisals from Hindu extremists.

Outside India, medical opinion appears unequivocal. Dr Donald Hensrud, chairman of the division of preventive medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, told ABC News last year: “I think I’m perfectly comfortable in saying that I’m aware of no data that cow’s urine – or any other species’ urine – holds any promise ... in treating or preventing cancer.”

RSS is behind many cow products or “Goratna” that are already on sale across the country. The soaps, shampoos, toothpastes, skin-care creams and aftershave lotion are made from cow urine and dung and are also claimed to have medicinal qualities.

In a statement at the February announcement, the Hindu nationalist organisation said Gauloka Peya will be sold nationwide through shops and supermarkets.

“Gauloka Peya is beneficial for everybody ... Our soft drink has only benefits to offer, and we are sure people will buy it.

“People in other countries may like it for its medicinal properties and so we are even thinking to export the drink,” said Purushottam Toshniwal, a GSS activist in Kanpur.

Only urine from Indian-bred cows will be used for the drink, and the urine will be supplied from some of the country’s 1,000 or so GSS-run shelters for rescued cows, activists said.

RSS claims that ancient Hindu texts mention healing properties of cow’s urine. GSS-sponsored advertisments also claim that research conducted by its scientists found that urine can cure skin diseases, kidney, liver and heart ailments, obesity and cancer and can even boost one’s intelligence.

GSS activists announced in June that the Gau Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra or Cow Science Research Centre, another RSS-sponsored organisation, in Nagupur received a US patent for its use of cow urine to make some antibiotics, anti-fungal agents and anti-cancer drugs more effective.

“The same extract, developed by ... Kendra had earlier got the US patent [twice] as a bio-enhancer with antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs,” the Hindu right-wing weekly Organiser reported this week.

Sunil Mansinghka, a Kendra scientist, told the Organiser that “the research found that Re-distilled Cow Urine Distillate (RCUD) was useful for protecting and repairing DNA from oxidative damage”.

RCUD works against genotoxicity, a harmful action on a cell’s genetic material, Mr Mansinghka said, adding that the oxidative DNA damage is a leading cause of ageing, cancer and other diseases.

Patanjali Yogpeeth, an organisation of Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev, is also planning a joint venture to produce a cow urine drink, newspapers reported last month. The drinks would join other urine-laced products in the Indian market.

In 2002, GSS launched a range of cow urine-based cosmetics. Then at least five leading Bollywood actresses disappointed the Hindu groups by refusing to try the cosmetics.

“It’s true that the cow is sacred to Hindus but that doesn’t alter the fact that urine is a dirty excretion,” Aishwarya Rai Bacchan, a former Miss World, said then. “The very thought of having to apply cow urine on my face or taking a urine-based medicine down my throat gives me the shivers. It is certainly not my idea of beauty and health care.”

Sayantan Dey, a 21-year-old medical student from Kolkata, said he did not believe the drink would be acceptable to ordinary people.

“Hindu leaders are making a terrible miscalculation if they are hoping that the cow urine drink would sell as much as Coke or Pepsi sells. I cannot take even one drop of this drink even if it is offered free to me,” he said.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Good day, sunshine: The happy image of a 'smiling' sun

There was a lot to smile about yesterday - it was Friday, a summer's day and a weekend of sunshine lay ahead.

This extraordinary image is just one more thing to be cheerful about.

The photograph, which has gone viral on the internet, shows clouds passing in front of the sun - creating what appears to be a smiley face.

Little is known about the image, which was first posted on Reddit six days ago and has been doing the rounds on blogs and websites ever since.

It is not clear where it was taken, or whether the sun is rising or setting.

But as it sits low on the horizon, it fills the sky with light the colour of a rosé wine - the thought of which is, of course, gave yet another reason for a smile.

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Saturday, July 3, 2010



LUMUT 2 Julai – Kapal selam kedua negara, KD Tun Razak selamat tiba di Pangkalan Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM). Sambutan rasmi ketibaan KD Tun Razak itu diserikan dengan keberangkatan Sultan Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah; Sultan Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah; dan Raja Dihilir Perak, Raja Jaafar Raja Muda Musa.

Pemilikan aset strategik tersebut tidak perlu dilihat sebagai sekadar melepaskan batuk ditangga,malah perlu diperhalusi dari semua aspek kebaikanya berbanding dengan keburukan. tidak perlulah menuding jari mencari kesalahan dan mencari kelemahan walhal negara sangat2 memerlukan pemilikan aset strategik pertahanan seperti kapal selam untuk menunjukkan kepada dunia kemampuan kita dalam menjaga tahan air kita sendiri. walaupun malaysia dilihat sebagai negara yang agak terkebelakang memiliki aset tersebut berbanding dengan negara2 jiran namun sekurang-kurangnya negara sudah mula bertapak dan tidak ketinggalan jauh malah mampu bersaing sekiranya diberi kesempatan dan waktu.

seperti yang kita semua sedia maklum, pemilikan aset-aset sebegini memerlukan perbelanjaan yang cukup besar. oleh yang demikian setiap sen pelaburan yang dibuat perlu dihargai dan dikecapai bersama dalam mengekalkan tahap keselamatan negara. masyarakat dari semua golongan perlu memberi sokongan dan perangsang kepada warga tentera kita yang bertungkus lumus siang dan malam menjaga persempadanan negara, mengawal perairan kita, dan memantau setiap inci ruang angkasa kita demi menjaga kedaulatan negara tidak digugat, demi memastikan setiap inci tanah tumpah darah ini tidak dicerobohi oleh anasir luar.

jueteru itu, perlu diingat pemilikan kapal selam tersebut yang merupakan aset strategik negara bukan yang terakhir, diharap kerajaan akan terus menambahbaikan dari sudut persenjataan dan aset-aset lain mengikut kemampuan dan perkembangan teknologi semasa supaya pihak yang cuba menggugat keamanan negara berfikir 100 kali untuk melakukan sesuatu perkara, supaya kita tidak diperkotak-katikkan supaya kita dipandang tinggi supaya kita tidak dihina supaya bendera kita tidak dipijak dan dibakar sesuka hati. - GEMABERSUARA -