Monday, February 8, 2010

Pelantar ais cair di Antartika

IMEJ ini menunjukkan ketulan ais mula
berpisah dari pelantar di Antartika.

WASHINGTON - Pelantar Ais Wilkins yang merupakan antara pelantar ais terbesar di Antartika kini mula mencair dan terlerai akibat daripada fenomena pemanasan global.

Kejadian itu dibuktikan oleh beberapa imej satelit Pusat Salji Kebangsaan dan Data Ais dari Universiti Colorado, Amerika Syarikat (AS).

Keruntuhan itu dicetuskan oleh satu aisberg yang berukuran 41 kilometer (km) panjang dan 2.4 km lebar yang terpisah daripada bahagian barat daya pelantar itu pada 28 Februari lalu.

Para saintis memberitahu bahawa pergerakan itu menyebabkan bahagian dalam pelantar itu mulai cair dengan mengakibatkan kawasan ais seluas 414 km persegi lenyap.

Pelantar Ais Wilkins merupakan satu plat ais terapung kekal yang besar yang terletak 1,609 km dari selatan Amerika Selatan di barat daya Semenanjung Antartika.

Akibat daripada ais yang mencair itu satu bahagian besar pelantar itu seluas 12,950 km persegi kini bertaut dengan jalur ais selebar 5.6 km.

"Sekiranya berlaku sedikit lagi pencairan, ais yang terakhir ini mungkin runtuh dan kita akan kehilangan hampir separuh daripada pelantar itu dalam tempoh beberapa tahun akan datang," kata seorang saintis, Ted Scambos.

Seorang saintis di Pusat Kajian Antartika Britain, David Vaughan berkata, Wilkins yang merupakan pelantar ais terbesar di Antartika Barat kini terancam.

The 8-Step Process of Successful Change


1. Create a Sense of Urgency.
Help others see the need for change and the importance of acting immediately.

2. Pull Together the Guiding Team.
Make sure there is a powerful group guiding the change—one with leadership skills, bias for action, credibility, communications ability, authority, analytical skills.


3. Develop the Change Vision and Strategy.
Clarify how the future will be different from the past, and how you can make that future a reality.


4. Communicate for Understanding and Buy-in.
Make sure as many others as possible understand and accept the vision and the strategy.

5. Empower Others to Act.
Remove as many barriers as possible so that those who want to make the vision a reality can do so.

6. Produce Short-Term Wins.
Create some visible, unambiguous successes as soon as possible.

7. Don’t Let Up.
Press harder and faster after the first successes. Be relentless with instituting change after change until the vision becomes a reality.


8. Create a New Culture.
Hold on to the new ways of behaving, and make sure they succeed, until they become a part of the very culture of the group.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Breathing Therapy

Breathing Therapy Makes u Relax

The nose has a left and a right side; we use both to inhale and exhale.

Actually they are different; you would be able to feel the difference.
The right side represents the sun, left side represents the moon.
During a headache, try to close your right nose and use your left nose to breathe.

In about 5 Mins, your headache will go?

If you feel tired, just reverse, close your left nose and breathe through your right nose.
After a while, you will feel your mind is refreshed.

Right side belongs to 'hot', so it gets heated up easily, left side belongs to 'cold'.

Most females breathe with their left noses, so they get "cooled off" faster.

Most of the guys breathe with their right noses, they get worked up.

Breathing Therapy Makes u Relax

Do you notice the moment we wake up, which side breathes faster? Left or right? ?

If left is faster, you will feel tired.
So, close your left nose and use your right nose for breathing, you will get refreshed quickly.

This can be taught to kids, but it is more effective when practiced by adults.

My friend used to have bad headaches and was always visiting the doctor.

There was this period when he suffered headache literally every night, unable to study.

Breathing Therapy Makes u Relax

He took painkillers, did not work.

He decided to try out the breathing therapy here: closed his right nose and breathed through his left nose.

In less than a week, his headaches were gone! He continued the exercise for one month.

This alternative natural therapy without medication is something that he has experienced.


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them'

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8.. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

And if you don't send this to at least 8 people - who cares?

But do share this with someone.
We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!