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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Richard CM Photography: Anthony & Flicia

Catega get engaged.. more photo click here.. :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hello!

Hello! it's been along time i didn't update this blog. If i count it, it's already more than 7 months the is nothing new in here. Writing an essay or story for some people may be it is easy for them, but me i need a time and think what issue that i can share with all.

My job also make my time less free and have limited time to do blogging. Many think happen to me along my absent in this blog. Among the significant are I'm continue my study to master level and getting engage with some one special.

Everyday in my life there is always something new that i learn, and i think i want to started blogging again in this blog about what i learned. I try to make my self to post knowledgeable essay at least once in a month in this blog.

To make it happen, i'm trying to find the best tips for writing essay to make you guys who read my blog don't boring when read it and hope it help you to expand your mind and idea.

So hope you guys waiting for my next post... which is more to my opinion about an issue and hope you, my reader can shares you opinion also about the topic later. :-)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

UEFA Champion League Final: Fc Barcelona Vs Man United Preview

Spanish champions FC Barcelona take on English champions Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday 28 May 2011.

After a slow start in this season’s English Premiership, Manchester United rallied towards the end to clinch the title with one game to go. Their cup form though has been lacking, suffering defeats at the hands of lowly West Ham United in the League Cup and local rivals Manchester City in the FA Cup.

FC Barcelona won the Spanish league but with just two games to spare. Yet they too suffered a cup disappointment after fierce rivals Real Madrid beat them 1-0 in the Copa del Rey final.

FC Barcelona’s Route to the Final

FC Barcelona won their group with four wins, two draws and no defeats, scoring 14 goals in the process and only conceding three. Barcelona faced London club Arsenal in the Round of 16 and suffered an early set-back losing the away leg 2-1 after being a goal in front. But they put that behind them at Camp Nou, winning 3-1 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate. Barcelona had an easier time in the quarter-finals, winning the home leg against Shakhtar Donetsk 5-1 and then adding another goal for good measure in the away leg.

The semi-finals brought Barcelona face-to-face with rivals Real Madrid, and a 2-0 away win meant that the 1-1 draw at Camp Nou was enough to take them to the final.

Manchester United’s Route to the Final

Manchester United topped their group easily, also notching up four wins and two draws and suffering no defeats; in fact they only conceded one goal when they drew 1-1 with Valencia.

Manchester United started the Round of 16 with a nervous goalless draw away at Marseilles. But two goals from the young Mexican Javier Hernández helped them to a 2-1 win at Old Trafford. The quarter-finals saw Manchester United up against English rivals Chelsea, whom they saw off with a 1-0 win away and a 2-1 win at home.

Manchester United did most of the hard work in the semi-final in the first leg, winning 2-0 away at Schalke. They then took the risk of fielding a weakened side for the home leg to rest players for an important Premiership game, but the second string did the business winning 4-1.

Previously for FC Barcelona vs Manchester United

The two teams met in the 2009 Champions League Final, and on that occasion it was the Catalonians who came out on top with goals from Samuel Eto’o and Lionel Messi giving Barcelona a 2-0 win.

The two teams have met a total of 10 times, and they are level on victories with three apiece, the other four games being drawn.

Click here to watch the UEFA Champion League Final 2009 Highlight

By: Steve Rogerson (www.suite101.com)

Monday, March 7, 2011

BUSINESSES YOU CAN START WITH LITTLE OR NO MONEY

Many people want to start businesses but don't have the money. However many businesses, including some world wide ones, have been started by dedicated entrepreneurs with empty pockets. The trick is to specialize in a service or product that you're good at, you love to do, and then start growing one order at a time.

Car washing (portable) for office buildings
Computer hook-up and repair
Computer programming (Think Bill Gates)
Consulting (McKinsey Co: A one-man start now serves 2/3 of Fortune 500)
E-bay consignment-listing auctions for others
Deliver dinners for restaurants and clients
Direct sales (The Pampered Chef: from basement to world-wide)
Event planner (parties and events)
Flower bed care for commercial buildings and offices
Freelance writing for media
Gift baskets (One sale to start can become a Harry and David)
Handyman services (consider focusing on a specialty)
Hobbies can become businesses: cookies, decorated cake, etc.
Holiday decorating for homes and businesses
Hot dog cart (How the Carl's Jr. 3,500 restaurant chain started)
House cleaning
Medical claims billing
Personal shopper
Personal trainer
Photographer (weddings, parties or businesses)
Portable food cart (your own specialty)
Remodeling (specialized)
Resume/document writer
Senior care services
Shoe shining route (mobile) for office building tenants
Sports coach (tennis, basketball, baseball, etc.)
Tax preparation
Teaching/tutoring: computer, musical instruments, languages, etc.
Transcription service
Translation services
Website design and management

info from :http://www.myownbusiness.org/how-to-start-a-business-with-no-money.html

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Free condoms for college students

Free condoms are to be made available to local university students for the first time, the city's family planning service said Friday.

Vending machines will also be put up in dormitory buildings, officials said.

The free condoms will be placed in dormitory buildings, restrooms and laundries, where students can help themselves.

They will also be available at university medical centres.

Tang Wenjuan, an official with the Shanghai Health Bureau, said they decided to offer free condoms to meet students' needs and promote the concept of safe sex.

Outdoor vending machines on campus will be moved into dormitory buildings to provide an alternative.

"The condoms bought from vending machines are of a better quality than the free ones, and students can choose themselves," said Tang.

Tang also said that vending machines they had placed on streets had been all moved to improve the city's appearance.

Over the past 10 years, the city had put up nearly 3,000 vending machines on the street selling condoms for 1 yuan (45sen) each.

But many of the machines are broken and covered with rust, and not many people use them. Each machine on average sells one condom a day, Tang said.

Instead, the health bureau has now decided to put up about 800 vending machines inside some hotels and entertainment venues.

Any machines still on the street belonged to private companies and the local authorities could not repair or remove them.

Local residents can get free condoms at more than 9,000 sites across the city, including their residential buildings, officials said.

Neighborhood committees also hand out free condoms.

Some 3,638 sites providing free condoms in suburban areas have also been set up, mainly to serve migrant workers.
Source: Shanghai Daily

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Triple Coincidence

For some people, 13 is an unlucky number.

On Friday the 13th, a 13-year-old British boy was struck by lightning at 13.13.

The boy, who was at the Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival in Suffolk when the lightning struck on him, suffered a minor burn.

During the incident, St John Ambulance volunteers also treated two other people for lightning strikes.

All the victims were holding umbrellas, which acted as a conductor for electricity.

Clive James, first aid expert at St John Ambulance, said the biggest risk of a lightning strike is that it could stop the heart and breathing.

"If this happens, you need to start CPR immediately and call for an ambulance.

"If the person can walk, move away from the area immediately as lightning can strike in the same place twice," said James.

Source: Daily Mail

Monday, May 17, 2010

Top Ten Unexplained Phenomena

Science is powerful, but it cannot explain everything. Here are 10 phenomena which remain unexplained by science.

10. The Body/Mind Connection


Medical science is only beginning to understand the ways in which the mind influences the body. The placebo effect, for example, demonstrates that people can at times cause a relief in medical symptoms or suffering by believing the cures to be effective - whether they actually are or not. Using processes only poorly understood, the body's ability to heal itself is far more amazing than anything modern medicine could create.

9. Psychic powers and ESP
Psychic powers and extra-sensory perception (ESP) rank among the top ten unexplained phenomena if for no other reason than that belief in them is so widespread. Many people believe that intuition (see No.3) is a form of psychic power, a way of accessing arcane or special knowledge about the world or the future.

Researchers have tested people who claim to have psychic powers, though the results under controlled scientific conditions have so far been negative or ambiguous. Some have argued that psychic powers cannot be tested, or for some reason diminish in the presence of skeptics or scientists. If this is true, science will never be able to prove or disprove the existence of psychic powers.

8. Near-Death Experiences and Life After Death
People who were once near death have sometimes reported various mystical experiences (such as going into a tunnel and emerging in a light, being reunited with loved ones, a sense of peace, etc.) that may suggest an existence beyond the grave. While such experiences are profound, no one has returned with proof or verifiable information from "beyond the grave." Skeptics suggest that the experiences are explainable as natural and predictable hallucinations of a traumatized brain, yet there is no way to know with certainty what causes near-death experiences, or if they truly are visions of "the other side."

7. UFOs
There is no doubt that UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) exist - many people see things in the skies that they cannot identify, ranging from aircraft to meteors. Whether or not any of those objects and lights are alien spacecraft is another matter entirely; given the fantastic distances and effort involved in just getting to Earth from across the universe, such a scenario seems unlikely. Still, while careful investigation has revealed known causes for most sighting reports, some UFO incidents will always remain unexplained.

6.Deja vu
Deja vu is a French phrase meaning 'already seen,' referring to the distinct, puzzling, and mysterious feeling of having experienced a specific set of circumstances before. A woman might walk into a building, for example, in a foreign country she'd never visited, and sense that the setting is eerily and intimately familiar. Some attribute deja vu to psychic experiences or unbidden glimpses of previous lives. As with intuition (see #3), research into ,human psychology can offer more naturalistic explanations, but ultimately the cause and nature of the phenomenon itself remains a mystery.

5. Ghosts
From the Shakespeare play "MacBeth" to the NBC show "Medium," spirits of the dead have long made an appearance in our culture and folklore. Many people have reported seeing apparitions of both shadowy strangers and departed loved ones. Though definitive proof for the existence of ghosts remains elusive, sincere eyewitnesses continue to report seeing, photographing, and even communicating with ghosts. Ghost investigators hope to one day prove that the dead can contact the living, providing a final answer to the mystery.

4. Mysterious disappearances
People disappear for various reasons. Most are runaways, some succumb to accident, a few are abducted or killed, but most are eventually found. Not so with the truly mysterious disappearances. From the crew of the Marie Celeste to Jimmy Hoffa, Amelia Earhart, and Natalee Holloway, some people seem to have vanished without a trace. When missing persons are found, it is always through police work, confession, or accident never by 'psychic detectives'). But when the evidence is lacking and leads are lost, even police and forensic science can't always solve the crime.

3. Intuition
Whether we call it gut feelings, a 'sixth sense,' or something else, we have all experienced intuition at one time or another. Of course, gut feelings are often wrong (how many times during aircraft turbulence have you been sure your plane was going down?), but they do seem to be right much of the time. Psychologists note that people subconsciously pick up information about the world around us, leading us to seemingly sense or know information without knowing exactly how or why we know it. But cases of intuition are difficult to prove or study, and psychology may only be part of the answer.


2. Bigfoot
For decades, large, hairy, manlike beasts called Bigfoot have occasionally been reported by eyewitnesses across America. Despite the thousands of Bigfoot that must exist for a breeding population, not a single body has been found. Not one has been killed by a hunter, struck dead by a speeding car, or even died of natural causes. In the absence of hard evidence like teeth or bones, support comes down to eyewitness sightings and ambiguous photos and films. Since it is logically impossible to prove a universal negative, science will never be able to prove that creatures like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster do not exist, and it is possible that these mysterious beasts lurk far from prying eyes.

1.The Taos Hum
Some residents and visitors in the small city of Taos, New Mexico, have for years been annoyed and puzzled by a mysterious and faint low-frequency hum in the desert air. Oddly, only about 2 percent of Taos residents report hearing the sound. Some believe it is caused by unusual acoustics; others suspect mass hysteria or some secret, sinister purpose. Whether described as a whir, hum, or buzz and whether psychological, natural, or supernatural no one has yet been able to locate the sound's origin.- livescience.com
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