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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.-

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Da Vinci code: Doomsday in 4006

Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci predicted that the world would end in 4006, a Vatican researcher has claimed.

According to Sabrina Sforza Galitzia, da Vinci foresaw the end of the world in a "universal flood" which would begin on March 21, 4006 and end on November 1, 4006.

 Leonardo da Vinci predicted that the world would end in 4006

Leonardo da Vinci predicted that the world would end in 4006

"He believed that this would mark a new start for humanity," she said.

The Vatican researcher came to the conclusion by deciphering the clues which are available in da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ mural - the lunette above his painting of Jesus Christ with his disciples before crucifixion.

“There is a da Vinci code - it is just not the one made popular by Dan Brown,” said Galitzia, who studied da Vinci manuscripts as a researcher at California University in Los Angeles and now works in the Vatican archives.

Last year, the Vatican published her study ‘The Last Supper of Leonardo in the Vatican’, in which she examined a tapestry of the Last Supper made for King Louis XIII of France, based on da Vinci’s design for his famous mural.

Galitzia said she was working on a sequel which would explain da Vinci’s hidden “code”, involving signs of the zodiac and his use of the 24 letters of the Latin alphabet to represent the 24 hours of the day.

Da Vinci had seen the story of humanity as leading to "the sum of all things, the final reckoning" described in the Book of Revelations but also by ancient writers such as Plato and Aristotle, the Times quoted Galitzia as saying.

He had been a scientist and man of faith who had lived in "difficult times" and had hidden his messages "so as not to be attacked", she said. Da Vinci began working on the Last Supper in 1495 and finished it in 1498.

It was restored between 1978 and 1999 after it had badly deteriorated.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Catega at Utusan Borneo

Recently Catega with students from PTPL was doing community service at Kg Lontong Kota Marudu. What we doing there? we make small dam for the villagers and we sponsor 2 big water tank for them.

Good for student, especially to create they responsibility manner towards the society.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Vibrator part left in woman's genitals

A Taiwanese woman lodged a police report against her boyfriend after he forced a vibrator into her private part without her consent.

Worse, the boyfriend - a medical student in his 30s - did not notice that a part of the vibrator had broken off and was left inside the woman's body.

His girlfriend, known only as Xiao Man, found out about the broken bit after taking an X-ray after suffering pain in her vagina for three days.

The furious woman, who was against the use of the sex toy, lodged a report with the Taiwan police against her boyfriend for offence against sexual autonomy.

According to Liberty Times, the man had numerous times requested his girlfriend of three years to use a vibrator while they have sex but was rejected.

Both of them had even quarrelled a few times over the issue.

Recently, when the couple was having sex, the man took out a vibrator and put it into Xiao Man's private part without her knowing.

He stopped when she complained of pain and quickly pulled out the vibrator and hid it, not knowing that the front part of the sex toy had broken off and was left in her vagina.

Since then, the girlfriend had complained of pain in her vagina and sought treatment from a hospital three days later.

She was shocked when doctor told her that a half oval-shaped object was found lodged in her vagina.

(gambar hanya sekadar hiasan)

Monday, March 8, 2010


Excuse me please... i'm taking time out to hunt.... Yepp.. Last 2 week (around that time lah) Catega have manage to join a treasure hunt competition which organize by Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK). The hunt was started at Karambunai Resort at 7.30 a.m an covered almost all of KK city area.

Catega.. ready for hunting... hehee

It was amazing experience for me to join this treasure hunt for the very first time and it's make me want to join it again next year.... My real ambition to join this activity actually to grab the first prize which worth more than RM10,000 ( including RM5,000 cash)... But the question is very tricky for first timer, we manage get no. 31(ha ha... dunno actually) from 125 of contestants.

This is our hunting car... Kancil

We pay RM 300 to join this competition... and what we got is tired... ha ha ha... No lah... Even though we pay RM 300 to join it but actually is worth because we get many goodies from the event sponsors... Adidas t-shirt, Celcom simcard, lunch / high tea at Karambunai resort, biscuits and mineral water and other more... that are the thing that we get.

Front view

Catega posing in front of Kancil with some other team members

here the 80's team

Celcom challange

Hopefully next i can manage myself to join this activity again and grab the first prize. This time i already know the trick to get the number 1 is not impossible (ha haa... )

Friday, March 5, 2010

Correct Timing To Take Water

Correct timing to take water, will maximize its effectiveness to Human body.

Two (02) glasses of water - After waking up - Helps activate internal organs

One (01) glass of water - 30 minutes before meal - Help digestion

One (01) glass of water - Before taking a bath - Helps lower blood pressure

One (01) glass of water - Before sleep - To avoid stroke or heart attack

Thursday, March 4, 2010

'Smoking killed me' sign on grave

A smoker who died after battling emphysema has had his dying wish granted with the placement of a "Smoking killed me" sign on his hearse and his grave.

Albert Whittamore blamed his youthful smoking habit for the lung disease.

He said before he died at age 85 in February that he wanted the sign to serve as a warning to young people about the dangers of tobacco smoking.

The sign was designed to look like the health warning on a packet of cigarettes.
The printed placard at his grave will be left in place for a week.

The hearse carrying his body through the town of Dover 160 km southeast of London had several of the printed signs displayed in the windows. - AP

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Friday, February 19, 2010

She has great boobs and I hate her

NINETY per cent of women check out their rivals' assets up to seven times daily and nearly half of them are jealous of those with big boobs.

This was shown in a survey on 3,000 women and 1,000 men conducted by cosmetic surgery giant Transform.

The result of this survey has revealed a number of eye-opening truths about British attitudes to breasts in the 21st Century, said UK's The Sun newspaper.

The survey also showed that 51% of the women were unhappy with their breasts, with 63 per cent of them wanting bigger boobs.

Meanwhile, four in 10 men admitted that they looked at women's breasts at least 10 times a day with 40% confessing to looking at a woman's chest before her face.

And almost half of the men surveyed agreed that their partner's breasts are beautiful.

Pat Dunion, a spokesman for Transform, told The Sun that the research was a real insight into the British attitude towards breasts.

"Our fascination with breasts, whether male or female, seems to be getting bigger each year so it's no surprise that so many women seek out the breasts they've always wanted."

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Monday, February 8, 2010

It's Time For a Beer

Beer makes the bones stronger

Beer can help strengthen the bones and prevent fractures in old age, a new study has confirmed.

Beer is a significant source of silicon, which is a key ingredient of the diet that helps to improve bone mineral density.

The best beers for silicon are the pale malted ales and lagers.

Dark bitters and stouts contain lower levels because they are made with roasted barley, which has lower silicon content.

Wheat contains less silicon than barley, so wheat beers are poorer sources of silicon.

Previous studies have suggested that a regular pint or two may help to prevent the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis.

In the new study, researchers at the University of California studied 100 commercial beers and found their silicon content ranged from 6.4 milligrams per litre to 56.5 mg/l.

Charles Bamforth...led the study

Charles Bamforth...led the study

Paler beers have more silicon than darker ones because less heat is used in the malting process.

"Beer containing high levels of malted barley and hops are richest in silicon. It is the husk of the barley that is rich in this element."

"While most remains during brewing, significant quantities are none the less extracted into wort and survive into beer," the Independent quoted Charles Bamforth, who led the study, as saying.

The study has been published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Women’s fantasies unveiled

Sorry guys. Most women do not have daily sex fantasies like you do. But when they do fantasise, they do not like to do it with their partners - reports top British women’s magazine, Health 24.

In its latest survey involving 11,181 respondents, Health 24 discovers that 72 per cent women fancy getting hot and heavy with famous men. (I’m talking to you Robert Pattinson, Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Takeshi Kaneshiro, John Abraham, Daniel Henney and Angkasawan Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al-Masrie!).

Or just total, beautiful strangers.

That’s not all. Most women want to do it with their dreamboats in the open! Yes, we’re talking about public places like a recreational park here.

So what about bondage, threesomes, group sex and fetish sex, you ask? Well, only 21 per cent from the women surveyed say they get turned on by more adventurous sex games.

Oh, porno films only work on 74 per cent of women compared to 90 per cent of men polled during the survey.

And get this - unlike men, women are easily satisfied by just having sex fantasies, without actually getting physical.

By Noorsila Abd Majid
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Best Kept Secret Of The Rich

You just know they had something that you didn’t besides money. You just knew it didn’t you? You knew they had a secret. If only you could get your hands on it.

Now it was about to be revealed to me. I’m listening on the edge of my chair as Jim Rohn was about to share the best kept secret.

He had discovered it and now he was going to reveal it.

Here is his discovery!

Rich people have about 24 hours in a day and poor people had 24 hours in a day. Both have equal time but it’s the outcome that is different.

So what made the difference? Time management.

I don’t like to use the word time management. You can only manage something you can control. You can’t control time. You can’t add more hours or control what’s going to happen. I like to use the term time maximizing.

Maximizing that 24 hours. Time is more valuable then money. It’s your most important asset. We all start the day with 24 hours. No more...No less.

It’s what we do with that 24 hours that will shape our lives. Once it’s gone, you can’t go back and get it. You can always get more money but never more time. There is no time bank to lend you time. You invest it, spend it or waste it.

The moment you begin to think of time as precious, a resource and that it has a price, the richer you’ll become.

Here are ten suggestions to help you start maximizing your time:

Learn to say NO
This is the most effective time maximizing word.

When you work—work and when you play—play
Don’t mix the two. Give it your all while working but once your business obligations are done, take the time to play.

Know your peak hours
Discover your most productive time. Schedule your most demanding business activities during your peak hours.

The telephone is for your convenience
There is no law that says you have to answer the phone or give out your cell phone number. If you don’t have a secretary, use caller ID, answering machine or voice mail to screen you calls. Return them at your convenience. This applies to both business and family time.

Use one calendar - Day Planner
Make your day planner the central location for your information. Keep track of business expenses, both personal and business appointment, telephone conversations, meeting notes, to do list etc.

Know the value of an hour
Take the total amount of hours you work a week and multiply them by 50. Now take your current yearly income and divide it by those hours. That is your hourly worth.

For example: You work 30 hours a week. 30 x 50 = 1500. Your income is $100,000. Divide $100,000 by 1500 and you get $56.67. Your working hour is worth $56.57. Repeat this for your desired income.

Hire somebody or delegate it
Are you really saving money doing it yourself or is costing you money?

Have a game plan
Always plan your day before you start. This is going to take great discipline. Once you’ve mastered that move to planning your week, then a month, 3 months, 6 month, and than a year.

Manage Interruptions
Put a do not disturb sign on your door. If some on insist on interrupting you with a problem, have them write it out with 3 possible solutions before seeing you. Don’t forget to turn the TV off. TV is a great time interrupter. Actually it’s a great time stealer.

Organize your work space and home
Disorganization and messiness can weigh you down. You’ll get more done if your organized. This may take more time up front to set it up but will save time in the long run.

Either you run your day or your day will run you, which do you choose?

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Friday, January 8, 2010

The SMART Way To Set Goals

Happy New Year, welcome to the year of 2010.... Talking about new year what is your resolution or gold this year. If our gold is achievable? are we set our gold in smart way?

Recently i have a Reader's Digest and i found one topic that interest me. Let me share with you all;

The SMART Way To Set Goals

S is for spesific; For example, instead of setting goal of "i want to lose weight", set yourself a specific goal like "i want to lose five kilograms". If you want to climb Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia, start your research, set a date and train for peak climbing fitness.

M is for measureable: Don't aim to "become healthy" or "less stressed"; instead, define a goal taht can be measured while contributing to an improved eating, exercise or lifestyle plan. For example. aim to go to the gym for an hour three times a week, to visit your grandma once a week for an evening meal, or to nible on no more than 200grams of chocolate a week.

A is for achievabble: If you've never exercised in your life, don't aim tocompete in the 2012 Olympics. Rather,buy yourself a pedometer and get walking, with the specific goal of somany steps a day. No need to aim for the star - baby steps are good too!

R is for relevent: Many of us choose goalsthat seem right, but are in fact wrong. A few weeks down the track, the goals fail to inspire.Try to avoid makingthe same mistake - rather, choose goals that really "speak" to you.

T is for time -conscious: Finally,be very clear in your mind about how much time you are giving yourself to achieve the goal.That way, you know when you've succeeded, failed or wether you need to work harder to make the deadline.
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