Saturday, May 29, 2010

International Exposure Needed For Our Young Scientists

If we are serious about internationalisation of our young scientists, we have to expose them to high class international meeting/conference/seminar. The seniour professors must supervise them AND the professors must be appreciated for his/her effort. The institution must provide fund. They do not go for holiday but to learn, observe, develop contact, ideas, confidence and motivation.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Hottest careers of the next decade

The Jobs of the Future

Occupations with the largest percentage growth expected through 2018:

• Biomedical Engineers 72%
• Network Systems Analysts 53%
• Home Health Aides 50%
• Personal, Home-Care Aides 46%
• Financial Examiners 41%
• Medical Scientists 40%
• Physician Assistants 39%
• Skin-Care Specialists 38%
• Biochemists, Biophysicists 37%
• Athletic Trainers 37%

In develop countries main public demand will be quality food, good health and save environment to live. Due to their failure (or lack of awareness) during developing their countries by contaminate their environment for good economic values, contaminate their food for high yield, now their generation have to pay a lot for quality food, healthy life style and medication. Biology and ecological based research and knowledge are still needed. Science education is still important. These are the young generation future jobs.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Singapore Straits oil spill enters Malaysian waters

Published: Thursday May 27, 2010 MYT 9:02:00 PM
Oil spill enters Malaysian waters

JOHOR BARU: The oil spill caused by a collision involving the tanker, MT Bunga Kelana 3, and bulk carrier MV Waily in the Singapore Strait, about 13km southeast of Changi East last Tuesday, has spread into Malaysian waters.

Johor Department of Environment director Dr Zulkifli Abdul Rahman said the spill measuring 1,600-metre long and 960-metre wide, was now 960 metres from the Tanjung Ayam beach in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi.

"Currently, the Southern Region Marine Department is in the midst of preventing the spill from reaching the beach," he said in a statement here Thursday.

He said the 'boom' or equipment to prevent the spill from spreading had been installed. - Bernama
"The Malaysian-registered tanker MT Bunga Kelana 3 was carrying nearly 62,000 tonnes of crude when it collided Tuesday with the MV Waily, a bulk carrier registered in St Vincent and the Grenadines"

About 2,500 tonnes of crude had leaked from a gash on the double-hulled tanker's port side, port officials said.

Double-hulled tankers are designed to limit spillage in case of a rupture.

"Singapore is one of the world's leading ports, with data from the port authority showing the island-nation handled 472 million tonnes of cargo last year, with bulk oil cargo constituting 37.5 percent of the total"

Harapan Berputik

Hari ini atau minggu ini ibubapa ke sekolah mengambil kad laporan kemajuan anak-anak dan berjumpa guru-guru belajar untuk menjadi guru di rumah.
Inilah dilema masyarakat Malaysia, ibubapa adalah segalanya; menjadikan anak, melahirkan anak, membesarkan anak, mengajar anak tentang kehidupan, akademik dan kokorikulum.
Disamping itu menghantar anak-anak kesekolah untuk diajar oleh guru, ke surau untuk diajar oleh pak imam dan bermasyarakat.
Ringkasnya ibubapa segalanya dalam menjadikan anak seorang manusia yang sempurna fizikal, keilmuan, kemahiran dan spiritualnya.
Amat malanglah anak-anak yang tidak mempunyai ibu bapa atau ibubapa yang terlampau sibuk mencari rezki keluar awal pagi dan balik lewat malam.
Beruntunglah anak-anak yang mempunyai ibubapa yang mempunyai banyak masa untuk memberikan tumpuan kepada kemajuan mereka.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Green Campus

Steps in the Process
• Commitment – get buy-in at the top and at all levels
• Inventory – collect energy, emissions and disposal
data & establish a base case
• Action Team– involve key players in the Team
• Brainstorming – evaluate all options. Perform life
cycle analysis. Look for funding from federal, state and
local utility programs, and third party sources.
• Action Plan – develop a short (1- 5 yrs.) and long
range action plan (10 to 50 yrs)
• Implementation – put your plan to work
• Monitoring – create indices and measure your
• Communicate &Recognize –publicize and reward

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sejauh mana semangat alumni dapat menyokong membangunkan universiti yang pernah memberikan ijazah kepada mereka

Sekarang dengan ijazah ditangan graduan sudah berkerjaya. Apakah yang mereka dapat menyumbang kepada universiti mereka. Bukan sahaja bantuan kewangan tetapi juga tenaga, peluang, publisiti, program "kampus hijau" dan lain-lain. Bagaimana guru-guru di sekolah alumni Universiti dapat menyumbang disamping membangunkan diri sendiri....BUKAN MLM!!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

What Fomer Prime Minister Said about Langkawi

By Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on May 17, 2010 5:17 PM

1. I used to sail in the Mediterranean sea and visited the islands there. They were all very bare. There were a few trees growing in between bare rocks.

2. Coming back I appreciated our green islands more. And the greenest of them all (to me at least) is Langkawi.

3. But I am afraid it is getting less and less green now.

4. We like to blame the developers for cutting down the tree. And I think they should be blamed. But in Langkawi we see people, mostly locals I think, who quietly burn down the undergrowth and sometimes the trees as well, so they can plant bananas and other fruit trees. They do this on the hillsides normally.

5. As a result when it rains, muddy water which used to be trapped and the flow slowed by the bushes now come down in torrents.

6. If the hillsides continue to be cleared, there will be landslides soon.

7. A Langkawi that is not green won't be much of an attraction, I think.

8. My blog seems to have some effect. The straightening and widening of the north south highway, as well as the cutting of trees have now stopped. All praise be to Allah. Thank you JKR.

9. I had lunch on the rocks at Tanjung Sanctuary. This is an old hotel but the new owner has completely refurbished. No trees were cutand you pass through a real forest to reach the chalets and the restaurant.

10. I was there when the hotel was started almost 20 years ago. This was my second visit and the ambience is fantastic. Very restful.

11. O Langkawi - may it always be green. In my years as Prime Minister nothing gave me so much pleasure as developing Langkawi. It still gives me the same pleasure.


Perhaps all locals need to be educated on the values of Langkawi as an ecotourism attraction and destination. People go to Langkawi not just to buy free duty products but to enjoy nature - trees, cocunuts, corals, beaches and eat seafood. The locals need to promote nature instead cutting trees for "pisang rebus" and ubi bakar" eat with "nyok kukoq". May be UPM (Universiti Putra Malaysia) can help Langkawian together with LADA.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sustainable (Green) Campus

Twelve Steps to a
Sustainable (Green) Campus
1. Teaching and Research
2. Purchasing and Administrative Services
3. Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling
4. Energy Conservation
5. Energy Purchasing
6. Water and Waste Water Management
7. Hazardous Waste Management
8. Transportation
9. Food and Food Service
10. Campus Grounds and Land Use
11. New Construction
12. Campus Planning and design

3R - reduce, reuse, recycle

Wajib asingkan sampah menjelang 2013
20/05/2010 3:42pm

KUALA LUMPUR 20 Mei - Setiap isi rumah di negara ini akan diwajibkan mengasingkan sampah mengikut sisa organik dan bahan kitar semula menjelang 2013.

Ia bertujuan mengawal limpahan sisa pepejal yang semakin meningkat setiap tahun.

Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha berkata, rancangan untuk mewajibkan pengasingan sampah di rumah itu kelak diharap dapat memudahkan proses kitar semula plastik, kertas dan kaca di samping menjadikan sisa organik sebagai bahan kompos.

“Kita mahu mengamalkan konsep 3R iaitu kurangkan, kitar dan guna semula (reduce, reuse, recycle) di samping menjadikan sisa organik sebagai bahan kompos untuk mengurangkan pergantungan kepada tapak pelupusan sampah.

“Daripada 290 tapak pelupusan sampah negara, hanya tujuh yang bersih dan pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) pula memerlukan sekitar RM1 bilion setiap tahun untuk menguruskan kesemua tapak pelupusan tersebut,'' katanya.

Beliau berkata, dengan mengasingkan sisa pepejal dari rumah dan amalan 3R, kos pengurusan sisa pepejal yang kini menelan sehingga 80 peratus peruntukan PBT diturunkan sehingga 20 peratus.

Katanya, negara dilaporkan menghasilkan 23,000 tan sisa pepejal setiap hari dan dijangka mencecah 30,000 tan sehari menjelang 2020. - Utusan


Semua sekolah dan IPTA mesti mulakan sekarang aktiviti 3R dalam kawasan pentadbiran masing-masing. Asingkan bahan organik dari kantin atau dewan makan dan kurangkan penggunaan kertas, kitar semula sampul surat untuk urusan dalaman. Jimat duit naik gaji

clean energy-related industries

Published: Wednesday May 19, 2010 MYT 11:53:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday May 19, 2010 MYT 8:36:38 PM
PM proposes setting up of 'Clean Energy Development Bank'

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has proposed that a “Clean Energy Development Bank” be established to accelerate the development of clean energy-related industries for the benefit of developing countries of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

Speaking at the 6th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre here on Wednesday, the Prime Minister said Malaysia was prepared to spearhead the initiative.

“As clean energy is being pursued by governments and security of energy supply is becoming a priority for countries with few, if any, hydrocarbon resources, there is tremendous potential for the development of alternative energy sources.

“I hope it (proposal) can be discussed during the forum's Special Leadership Dialogue Session on Climate Change,” he said in his keynote address.

Najib, who is the also the WIEF patron, said that as energy security was becoming a pertinent subject today, the green agenda should be made central to policy making

“The current reality must be recognised. We all stand accused of doing too little too late. We need to do more to develop alternative energy sources that address growing requirements and prevent further degradation of the environment,” he said.

Najib said more inter-government collaboration was required to formulate policies and initiate programmes which promoted renewable energy options, such as biofuels.

He said another area to enhance the countries' collective efforts to build strong, sustainable economies and fair, just societies was to strengthen efforts in human resource development, especially in education and training, which in his view, was far from satisfactory.

“No Muslim country can aspire to be a leader in any field without investing in education.”

Hence, Najib proposed that a Specialised Development Fund be established to develop an education infrastructure and support teacher training and academic research.

“Properly structured, managed and utilised, such funds can help reduce the educational gap that exists between the Muslim and non-Muslim world,” he said.

Najib said that as issues faced by the Muslim world were more daunting, the member countries could not afford to be bystanders but should instead embark on a revolution that could ultimately achieve a remarkable transformation in member countries and throughout the Muslim world.-Bernama

Research Universities should be at leaset 5 years infront interm of ideas and concepts OR model for implementation

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Staf di luar negera

kadang-kadang staf kita di luar negera juga ingin "glamour" dalam surat khabar. Mereka ini adalah dua tutor UPM yang bakal mendapat ijazah PhD (seorang telah tamat)pada 2010 dari the University of Tokyo, sebuah universiti terunggul di Asia. The University of Tokyo juga telah menandatangani MoU dengan UPM dan mempunyai projek penyelidikan sains asas bersama untuk tempoh lima tahun (2009-2014). Dua pencapaian ini (menghantar pelajar ke universiti terkemuka di dunia dan kerjasama penyelidikan)adalah sebagai menyahut seruan kerajaan dalam mengantarabangsakan aktiviti pendidikan negara dan bekerjasama dengan universiti terkemuka di dunia. Bagi terus menjayakan program ini, peneroka program perlu dihargai dan peruntukan kewangan perlu di sediakan secukupnya bagi menjayakan penyelidikan bersama dan pemindahan teknologi berlaku dengan baik serta menguntungkan negara dan generasi masa hadapan.

Fundamental Science Congress 2010

Penemuan kajian di makmal dikongsi semasa kongres bagi dikembangkan dengan lebih mendalam lagi atau dihasilkan produk-produk yang boleh digunakan atau dikomersilkan.Penyelidikan sains asas sangat penting sebelum kajian yang lebih lanjut untuk menghasilkan produk-produk baharu. Peruntukan kewangan perlu diberikan juga kepada penyelidikan yang berbentuk asas dan fundamental.
Kongres juga menjadi platfom untuk mahasiswa membincangkan penemuan awal mereka dan MEMBINA JARINGAN BAHARU
Basic research or fundamental research (sometimes pure research) is research carried out to increase understanding of fundamental principles. Many times the end results have no direct or immediate commercial benefits: basic research can be thought of as arising out of curiosity. However, in the long term it is the basis for many commercial products and applied research. Basic research is mainly carried out by universities.

Basic research advances fundamental knowledge about the human world. It focuses on refuting or supporting theories that explain how this world operates, what makes things happen, why social relations are a certain way, and why society changes. Basic research is the source of most new scientific ideas and ways of thinking about the world. It can be exploratory, descriptive, or explanatory; however, explanatory research is the most common. Basic research generates new ideas, principles and theories, which may not be immediately utilized; though are the foundations of modern progress and development in different fields. Today's computers could not exist without the pure research in mathematics conducted over a century ago, for which there was no known practical application at that time. Basic research rarely helps practitioners directly with their everyday concerns. Nevertheless, it stimulates new ways of thinking about deviance that have the potential to revolutionize and dramatically improve how practitioners deal with a problem. A new idea or fundamental knowledge is not generated only by basic research can build new knowledge. Nonetheless, basic research is essential for nourishing the expansion of knowledge. Researchers at the center of the scientific community conduct most of the basic research.
Is this fundamental research? Copulation duration in Cynopterus sphinx according to whether the female licks the male's penis (Licking) or not (No licking). Means and standard errors are shown. Vignette shows a female performing fellatio (NSFW Science: Fruit Bat Fellatio Maggie Koerth-Baker at 12:56 PM October 29, 2009).

Komitmen UPM kepada masyarakat luar bandar berterusan di Tanjung Karang, Selangor

Banyak sumbangan yang boleh diberikan UPM kepada masyarakat Tanjung Karang. Antaranya: Teknologi Hijau, Konservasi Hidupan Liar, Pendidikan alam sekitar dan pemahaman ekologi, pembangunan dalam pertanian bersepadu dan produk pertanian, pembangunan kemahiran belia, pecapaian akademik cemerlang, dan sebagainya.
Yang penting UPM dan masyarakat Tanjung Karang mempunyai matlamat yang jelas, fokus, strategi dan perlaksanaan yang baik, berterusan untuk jangka panjang. Peruntukan kewangan yang cukup juga diperlukan. Perbincangan antara dua pihak UPM dan Masyarakat Tanjung Karang perlu diadakan untuk perkongsian yang bijak.
Gambar-gambar dari Prof Sidek Warga FS

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ranking Universities

Five of Malaysia’s universities made it to the top 100 of the QS Asian University Rankings 2010, and that of last year’s too.

Making its first appearance in the top 200 is the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

Universiti Malaya (UM) is the highest ranked at 42; followed by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) at 58; Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) at 69; Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) at 77; and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) at 82. IIUM is ranked 159.UM, UKM and UPM show an improved performance in our Papers per Faculty indicator, which suggest a renewed focus on research productivity.
The University of Hong Kong topped the Asian University Rankings this year.It is followed by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, National University of Singapore, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Tokyo, Seoul National University, Osaka University, Kyoto University, Tohoku University and Nagoya University.
UTM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Zaini Ujang said any rankings or benchmarking exercise would be useful to indicate the quality and reputation of universities.
IIUM rector Prof Datuk Dr Syed Arabi Idid said while rankings was important, programmes to produce employable graduates were more vital.
UKM vice-chancellor Prof Tan Sri Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin said rankings was only one of the measures of a university’s global recognition.UKM we will learn from the rankings and continue to pursue our core functions of research, teaching and service, according to our transformation plan.
_____________________________________________ Whats next? looking for new identity, develop staff, recognise their contribution in teaching, supervising post graduates students and research, improving their research facilities, increase and continuous research grants, internationalisation,......?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

University Ranking

Saturday May 15, 2010

Khaled: Only some aspects considered in varsity ratings

PETALING JAYA: The QS Asian University Rankings consider certain aspects about the universities assessed, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin.

“Other aspects our universities focus on, including community engagement and contributing to societal development, are not taken into consideration in the rankings,” he said in a statement here yesterday.

It was reported on Thursday that five of Malaysia’s universities made the top 100 this year – Universiti Malaya is the highest ranked at 42, followed by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia at 58 and Universiti Sains Malaysia at 69. Universiti Putra Malaysia is at 77, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia at 82 and International Islamic University Malaysia at 159.

Tekad naikkan gaji pekerja: Lihat juga keseimbangan Gaji, Cukai, Harga Barang, Harga Tanah & Rumah


PUTRAJAYA 14 Mei - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak berkata, beliau tidak sampai hati melihat gaji penjawat awam rendah dan yakin kerajaan diketuainya mampu meningkatkan pendapatan per kapita negara dari AS$7,000 (RM22,400) kepada AS$15,000 (RM48,000) dalam tempoh 10 tahun ini.
Published: Saturday May 15, 2010 MYT 5:54:00 PM
DPM: Why are 80% of Malays in low income category?

KUALA LUMPUR: Malay entrepreneurs must evaluate critically and openly why 80% of Malays were in the lower income category, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
Sejauh mana pendapatan penjawat awam di bawah pendapatan per kapita negara boleh menjamin motto pencapaian diutamakan dan rakyat didahulukan serta membasmi rahsuah? Golongan mana penjawat awam berpendapatan di atas pendapatan perkapita negara sekarang? Apabila kedudukan ekonomi dan cara hidup rakyat selesa maka usaha konservasi dan perlindungan alam semulajadi akan lebih berkesan. Diharapkan dalam masa 5-10 tahun lagi masyarakat Malaysia lebih mampu berfikir dan lebih praktikal serta tidak mudah ditipu lagi

Bagaimana nak dapatkan sokongan mantap PIBG?

Gambar menunjukkan mesyuarat Agung PIBG, Program motivasi ibu bapa dan hari sukan sekolah. Lihat kehadiran ibubapa. Adakah ini tren nasional atau antarabangsa?

YDP PIBG Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Selangor, USJ Subang Jaya 2010 memberikan beberapa strategi bagi memantapkan PIBG dan menjadikan sekolah setaraf dengan kedudukannya di dalam masyarakat bandar dan menengah atas. Pembentukan generasi masa hadapan bermula sekarang. Generasi ini pada tahun 2020 mereka baharu nampak pengkhususan yang akan dijuruskan. Minat mereka perlu dipandu dari sekarang bagi menyediakan mereka sebagai belia negara Maju.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

GREEN Campus

We have been talking a lot about acid rain, green house effect, climate change, global warming, green technology, etc.... Who are the best people to respond to these issues if not the educated one. We can start with the green campus; not just the green in colour or full of decorated green plants but the green spirit should be in all individuals. Look at our environment. If we have 30,000 staff and students in one campus, may be we need 60,000 trees with 30 metres tall and 2-3 metres diameter. Do we have this in our campus? If not we must do it now, design, plant them and preserve the existing one. Do not cut any trees as we like. Do we practice recycle papers, how many junk letters/brochures we recieved or produced everyday, how many A4 papers we use everyday, how do we safe our electricity and water bills? How we manage our chemicals from laboratories. How we manage our transport systems in campus? Do we practice green fertiliser. In fact we can have compost centre to process plant materials, food waste and other organic matters for fertiliser to make our trees green and colourful. How we treated our waste water (grease trap? process our waste water? OR our water contain contraceptive pills???). In short University's professors and students must think on how to green the campus and followup by the other staff.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Konflik Realiti kehidupan and Motivasi Remaja

Gambar: Kem Ekologi & Motivasi Angkasawan

Sains penting dalam kehidupan. Manusia sangat memerlukan makanan yang berkualiti dan persekitaran yang selamat untuk hidup. Disamping itu manusia juga perlu tunjuk hebat menerokai angkasa lepas. Semua ini bermula dari pegetahuan sains yang mantap. Mungkin kita tidak memerlukan wang yang banyak untuk makanan yang berkualiti dan persekitaran yang selamat berbanding menyedarkan kita perlu hebat menguasai angkasa. Ini mungkin kerana semua orang sudah tahu yang mereka perlu makanan yang berkualiti untuk badan yang sihat dan otak yang cergas serta keadaan yang selesa dan selamat untuk hidup berbanding pengetahuan untuk menjadi angkasawan. Jadi semua rakyat perlu berdikari dalam hal kesejahteraan diri. Jadikan rutin harian sejak kecil menjaga alam sekitar dan makan makanan yang berkhasiat. Jangan buang sampah, jangan kotorkan sungai dan jangan makan sayuran atau buahan yang dicemari racun. Fikir-fikirkanlah.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

UPM Juara Rakyat! kali ini di Tanjung Karang Pula

Menteri Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani, YB Dato Seri Noh Omar menyarankan petani di Tanjung Karang bekerja lebih kuat lagi untuk menambahkan hasil dan pendapatan masing-masing. Kawasan padi di Kedah, Perak dan Selangor semakin mengecil akibat pembangunan dan aktiviti pertanian lain. Kedah dengan pembangunan perumahan dan kilang, Perak dengan pembangunan kilang dan ikan arowana manakala di Selangor dengan burung walit. Maka ia menyarankan agar petani mempelbagaikan aktiviti pertanian dan menggunakan teknologi moden. UPM boleh membantu melalui khidmat pakar pertanian yang dianjurkan dari masa ke semasa. Inovasi dalam pertanian dan penggunaan peralatan moden dalam pertanian akan menarik generasi muda menjadi petani.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Biodiversity in Malaysia

If we want to be champion in biodiversity, field biology or wildlife ecology, we must work on popular subjects in biodiversity, rare subjects or something that other field scientists not focus on OR doing something extreme where no body can do it or like to do it or dare to do it or willing to do it. Malaysia have very good opportunity. The problems are not many young extreme field biologist and not many funding agencies to sponsor this kind of projects. So those who like to sacrifice can try. The rewards may be later......
To encourage young generation in field biology, they need to be exposed to more field works. This need more money in teaching and time/energy/knowledge/experience/skills/etc.... among lecturers.

Salah satu kaedah pengantarabangsaan IPTA

Pakar-pakar UiTM akan ditempatkan di seluruh dunia
07/05/2010 5:48pm

Pakar-pakar dari Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) sedang ditempatkan di universiti-universiti di seluruh dunia dalam program transformasi UiTM untuk meletakkan Melayu di peta dunia.

Bagaimana dengan universiti lain? atau KPT selaraskan mengikut keperluan negara dan pertukaran kepakaran yang diperlukan.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pencapaian diutamakan!

Mana satu penting "punch card" atau kerja diselesaikan mengikut matlamat
Mana satu penting format atau isi kandungan
Mana satu penting prosedur atau hasil kerja
Mana satu penting tarikh-tarikh dan tempoh-tempoh atau hasil dan tujuan yang memenuhi misi dan visi institusi
Mana satu penting datang kerja atau datang buat kerja
Mana satu penting baca dan lihat atau fikir-fikirkanlah.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Biodiversity, Sunstainable Development, Environmental Activist

Should Environmental Activist Recognised at all levels and rewarded?

TAG Heuer Celebrates 150th Anniversary With Event in Basel Honoring Environmental Activist, Actor Leonardo DiCaprio

BASEL, Switzerland, March 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

- TAG Heuer and Tesla Motors Embark on "Odyssey of Pioneers" World Tour

TAG Heuer today kicked off a celebration if its 150th anniversary at an invitation-only event for more than 600 guests, honoring actor and climate change activist Leonardo DiCaprio for his dedication to saving the environment. DiCaprio has an ongoing partnership with the company that benefits the NRDC and Green Cross International.

May be Petronas, Prodoa, Proton, Esso, Shell etc. can do similar activity in Malaysia to recognise many environmental activists at all levels to support existing Department of Environment activities on Environmental Education and Awareness.

Monday, May 3, 2010

UPM Juara Rakyat!

Dalam Surat khabar banyak menceritakan tentang produk dari UPM. Misalnya graduan UPM yang berjaya selepas bergraduat, Pakar UPM menyumbang kepada masyarakat dan Alumni UPM. Semua orang boleh berbangga dengan UPM. Diharapkan pakar-pakar pendidik di UPM mendapat ganjaran sewajarnya bagi menggalakkan lagi produktiviti. Namun begitu ada juga yang tidak mahu di galakkan atau diberi ganjaran kerana takut "stress".

Mari Kita Jaga Sungai Kita! Tapi Bagaimana? Tanya UPM

Saturday, May 1, 2010

What does your sleep position reveal about your personality?

by Jessica Ashley, Shine staff, on Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:55pm PDT

Fetus position - A whopping 41% of participants sleep in this curled-up manner. Women are twice as likely to rest like this and it is listed as the most common position. These sleepers are said to have a tough exterior but are still sensitive and may appear to be shy but warm up quickly.
Log position - If you sleep on your side with both arms down, you are a social, easy-going person who is trusting, sometimes to the point of being gullible. The study showed 15% of people sleep like a log.
Yearner position - A close third is the side-lying position with both arms out in front of the body, with 13% of partipants sleeping like this. Yearners are noted to be open-minded and still cynical, suspicious, and stubborn about sticking to decisions once they are made.
Soldier position - These sleepers lie on their backs with arms down and kept close to the body. This 8% study is said to be reserved, quiet, without fuss, and hold themselves and others to a high standard. Soldier sleepers have a higher likelihood for snoring due to the flat-back position, which may not cause them to wake up often but may result in a less restful night's sleep.
Freefall position - Those people who lie on their bellies with arms under or wrapped around a pillow with head turned to the side, make up 7% of the population studied. Freefallers are brash, outgoing, and are very uncomfortable with criticism.
Starfish position - Sleepers who lie on their backs with arms up near their head or the pillow account for 5% of participants. These people are good listeners, helpful, and are uncomfortable being the center of attention. People who sleep in starfish position are more likely to snore and to suffer from a poor night's sleep more often.

...... And Finally Finished

After three years straggling with non-academic procedures and bureaucracies, now they are finishing their undergraduate study. With effective teaching and learning, happy all the way of learning processes and they are proud of their achievement. But whats next? This is a great challenge! getting well paid jobs, building a family and ambition. With a wide exposure during their years at the university, they will cope well with the challenges.