Friday, February 18, 2011

Hosni Mubarak resigns as president

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has resigned from his post, handing over power to the armed forces.
Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, announced in a televised address that the president was "waiving" his office, and had handed over authority to the Supreme Council of the armed forces.
Suleiman's short statement was received with a roar of approval and by celebratory chanting and flag-waving from a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Cairo's Tahrir Square, as well by pro-democracy campaigners who attended protests across the country on Friday.
The crowd in Tahrir chanted "We have brought down the regime",  while many were seen crying, cheering and embracing one another.
Mohamed ElBaradei, an opposition leader, hailed the moment as being the "greatest day of my life", in comments to the Associated Press news agency.
"The country has been liberated after decades of repression,'' he said.
"Tonight, after all of these weeks of frustration, of violence, of intimidation ... today the people of Egypt undoubtedly [feel they] have been heard, not only by the president, but by people all around the world," our correspondent at Tahrir Square reported, following the announcement.
"The sense of euphoria is simply indescribable," our correspondent at Mubarak's Heliopolis presidential palace, where at least ten thousand pro-democracy activists had gathered, said.
"I have waited, I have worked all my adult life to see the power of the people come to the fore and show itself. I am speechless." Dina Magdi, a pro-democracy campaigner in Tahrir Square told Al Jazeera.
"The moment is not only about Mubarak stepping down, it is also about people's power to bring about the change that no-one ... thought possible."
In Alexandria, Egypt's second city, our correspondent described an "explosion of emotion". He said that hundreds of thousands were celebrating in the streets.
Pro-democracy activists in the Egyptian capital and elsewhere had earlier marched on presidential palaces, state television buildings and other government installations on Friday, the 18th consecutive day of protests.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pay more if you delay settling traffic summonses

KUALA LUMPUR: From March 1, motorists can forget about delaying payment of traffic summonses in the hope of massive discounts during campaigns organised by the police or other authorities.
The Cabinet has agreed to restructure the system for paying traffic summonses based on the principle that “the more you delay, the more you pay”, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha.
Motorists will also not be slapped with demerit points if they settle outstanding summonses within three months.
Depending on the category of the offence, motorists can save as much as RM150 for each summons if they choose to pay within 15 days of getting it, instead of delaying the payment up to the 60th day.
However, there will not be any reduction in the amount for the category involving serious offences which cause accidents and deaths.

Shisha 'as harmful as cigarettes'

Smoking a shisha pipe is as bad for people as smoking tobacco, the Department of Health and the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre has found.
People who smoke shisha, or herbal tobacco, can suffer from high carbon monoxide levels, its research revealed.
It found one session of smoking shisha resulted in carbon monoxide levels at least four to five times higher than the amount produced by one cigarette.
High levels of carbon monoxide can lead to brain damage and unconsciousness.
Shisha is a water-pipe, popular in many Arab countries, in which fruit-scented tobacco is burnt using coal, passed through an ornate water vessel and inhaled through a hose.
The Department of Health said it was difficult to know exactly how much carbon monoxide one cigarette produced, due to the differences in smokers' inhalations.
Normal level: 3 ppm
Light smoker: 10-20 ppm
Heavy smoker 30-40 ppm
Faulty boiler/fire levels: Upwards of 100 ppm
Severe symptoms: 100 ppm
Lethal levels: More than 300 ppm
But measuring carbon monoxide in exhaled breath showed a normal non-smoker's level to be three parts CO per million parts of air (ppm) (less than 1% of blood not working properly), a light smoker to have 10-20 ppm (2-4% of blood not working properly), and a heavy smoker 30-40 ppm (5-7%).
The study found shisha smokers had 40-70 ppm of CO in their breath - affecting 8-12% of their blood.
Dr Hilary Wareing, director of the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre, told the BBC's Asian Network she was shocked by the results of the research.
"Our mouths opened at the level of harm - none of the tests we did showed anything other than shisha is hazardous to health."
Paul Hooper, regional manager at the Department of Health, said the findings made the dangers of shisha a "major issue".
He said many people regard shisha "as not even smoking".

Monday, February 14, 2011

Can phobia be cured?

I'm sure many of you can relate to this situation;
you take the elevator and go up to 80th of 81 building.
Once you get out of the elevator,
you continue your journey and suddenly decide to look down from balcony.
so you look down and see the distance of the 80th floor from the ground and an uneasy feeling churns up in your stomach.
Well that's the same experience I have whenever i'm in a high rise building.
Actually i'm afraid of heights.
The real question here is whether a phobia can be cured.
In my opinion,YES definitely! Normally on reality television shows such as The Amazing Race, participants have to face challenges related to heights.
For sure at the start participants are terrified but eventually they face their fear! 
 the first step to cure your phobia is face what you afraid of! yes my friends, facing your fears definitely help!so for those who have major phobias,try facing your fears more often! good luck beb!

How to Save Money in College

With mounting expenses and a pile of debt,
the last thing most college students can think about is how to actually save money.
  It is very common for college student to take student loans.
However, one problem is the students will be in debt once they leave the college. As we all know, it is always good to have a debt free life.
Yet it seems that it is quite impossible to do so if we are in debt once we graduate. The fact is that it is also quite impossible for college students to stay away from the loans.
However, a student should try to find ways to borrow less.

1.      Looking for scholarships. You may think that scholarships are only for a few people and most students will not be able to get it. It is true that it will be ridiculous if every student can have a scholarship. However, you should try to at least apply for them. You should try to find scholarships available. Of you should also need to make sure that you are qualified to apply for it otherwise it will be just a waste of time. Fortunately, many groups and organizations offer a variety of scholarships to deserving students and applicants.
2.      Get a part time job. If you can afford the time, you should take a part time job. The nature of the job is not an issue as long as it is not something illegal. It will be a good idea to have a part time job to fund your education. However, you will need to have a balance between your time for working and studying. You should try to focus on studying instead of working. You have always remember that you are just working in order to fund your education.
3.      More tips for saving 
1. SPEND on campus visits.
2. SAVE on preparation by analyzing your specific studying needs.
3. SPEND on reputable college prep courses.
4. SAVE on free online tests and high school resources.
5. SPEND on a College Level Examination Program to save in the long run.
         Just remember that your purchases should be based on your specific priorities and needs.

How to stay healthy for student only! :p

1.      Get enough sleep.
When it comes to balancing busy schedules, students tend to put sleep low on their list of priorities. Don’t do this. Sleep on a regular schedule. This can be hard for a student. You may find yourself getting up early three days a week for your morning class and sleeping in until noon on the weekends. So try to stick to a regular sleeping pattern.
2.      Learn to relax. This can be a difficult goal for a student, but do your best. Learn to put things in perspective. If you get a C on that test you’re freaking out about, nothing catastrophic will happen.
3.      The importance of exercise. Exercise is probably the number one solution to stress, and bad health. Example work in walking. You’re on a college campus, so take full advantage of walking opportunities!.Spend time at the student recreational center. Find an activity that you like. You don’t need to spend hours and hours working out to feel the benefits. To help manage stress, a good exercise plan will not only keep your body strong and fit, but will also keep your mind more focused. 

4.      Getting your diet right. This is actually taking very much about getting the right nutrients, which requires good decisions about what you will eat. If you want to keep up with long hours of studying and staying up late at night to finish your requirements, then what you need is good nutrition to sustain you. Instead of eating at fast foods or having take-outs for lunch and dinner, some home-cooking can go a long way to keep you healthy.
first of all i would like to introduce simple about myself.
I'm Muhammad Hafizuddin Bin Mazlan.
I was born in 26 Mrach 1989 at hospital Klang.
I have 6 siblings and i'm the second one.
Previously, I was studying Diploma in Accountancy at International Islamic College which is in college under UIAM.
My hobby is playing futsal ,swimming, playing badminton,jogging,canoe, listening music is like classic,korean,romantic and of course english music.
I also love to watch movie which the most favorite movie are Harry Potter, Repunzle , Spiderman, Terminator, Smallville etc. I can't list all because too many.
For favourite book that most I prefer is blue ocean, remaja, and love to read any such new news in current issues, infomation that give me valuable knowledge. 
Oraits, now i'm studying at Uitm Kampus Bandar Melacca UiTM melaCca and studying Degree in Marketing. I prefer to taking marketing course because when I was in diploma the most best subject is marketing.
In my opinion, if I studying in marketing maybe I could improve my communication skills much better then I taking accountancy course.
I hope so.
The most important I need to study hard to achieve my target,InsyAllah. That all about me. ^_^