2:29 PM | Author: surya.priantara
Bayi gajah pertama lahir di Taman Safari Indonesia (TSI III) Bali. Menurut salah satu petugas taman konservasi yang berlokasi di Kabupaten Gianyar itu, mengatakan bahwa bayi gajah itu merupakan hasil perkawinan dari gajah betina bernama Tini dengan pejantan bernama David. Bayi gajah ini lahir pada tanggal 24 Januari 2009 dalam keadaan sehat dan tim kesehatan masih terus melakukan pengawasan dan pemeriksaan secara rutin agar dalam masa pertumbuhan ini tidak terganggu

Untuk sementara para pengunjung yang penasaran akan hadirnya bayi gajah ini belum diperkenankan terlalu mendekat. Hal ini dilakukan untuk menghindari agar tidak stres. Jika sampai sang induk mengalami stres dikhawatirkan akan berpengaruh terhadap bayi gajah tersebut salah satunya tidak mau menyusui

TSI Bali yang dibuka untuk umum pada 2007 dan memiliki luas 40 hektar itu selama ini memiliki koleksi 30 ekor gajah. Sekarang, jumlahnya bertambah seekor setelah kelahiran anak gajah tersebut.

Mall Cop
8:35 AM | Author: surya.priantara

Kevin James, of King of Queens and Hitch fame, plays your typical "every man" character in this movie. Paul Blart is a guy whose dream job (New Jersey state trooper) is just out of his grasp, but who's making the best he can out of the job he has - security guard at the local mall. He lives with his mother and daughter and dreams of finding that one person who can love and appreciate him for himself. The fateful time arrives for Paul to prove just what he's made of when a group of really bad folks, disguised as Santa's Helpers, take control of the mall just before closing time on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. They chase all the customers out at gunpoint, lock the doors, and take hostages in the bank branch located in the mall, including the object of Paul's affection - Amy - a kiosk worker in the mall. Their plan - steal the approximately $3 million in sales receipts on the credit card machines in the mall's stores. They've got just one problem - Paul Blart. What follows is a hilarious game of cat and mouse between these gun-toting, skateboard and trick bike riding thugs and Paul, an overweight security guard on a Segway scooter. There are quite a few unexpected plot twists and just when you think Paul's had it, he surprises you and the bad guys yet again with his quick wittedness and courage.
Buah Naga
8:14 AM | Author: surya.priantara

Buah Naga memiliki bentuk yang unik dengan warna yang mencolok ini mampu menyita perhatian masyarakat. Kini buah ini telah dikembangkan di Indonesia. selain memiliki bentuk buah yang unik, bentuk pohonnya juga bagus dengan haum semerbak. Sangat cocok sebagai tanaman hias.

Buah Pembawa Berkah
Di negeri asalnya, RRC, buah naga atau thang-loy tergolong buah purba. Masyarakat setempat menganggap buah ini membawa berkah, sebab itu selalu muncul di setiap acara pemujaan.
Orang-orang suku Indian dan penduduk Mexico juga mengkonsumsi buah naga, mereka menyebutnya dengan pitaya roja atau pitaya merah. Asal tahu saja, buah yang di sini tergolong buah elit dan mahal ini, di Vietnam dan Thailand - jika sedang musim -buah ini dipasarkan di wet market alias pasar becek.

Buah naga dihasilkan tanaman sejenis kaktus. Buah asal Mexico ini mempunyai sulur batang yang tumbuh menjalar. Batangnya berwarna hijau dengan bentuk segi tiga. Bunganya besar, berwarna putih, harum dan mekar di malam hari. Setelah bunga layu akan terbentuk bakal buah yang menggelantung di setiap batangnya.
Kultivar aslinya tanaman ini berasal dari hutan teduh. Orang biasanya memperbanyak tanaman dengan cara setek atau menyemai biji. Tanaman akan tumbuh subur jika media tanam porous (tidak becek), kaya akan unsur hara, berpasir, cukup sinar mata hari dan bersuhu antara 38-40o C. Jika perawatan cukup baik, tanaman akan mulai berbuah pada umur 11- 17 bulan.

Segar & Banyak Manfaat
Selain buah naga merah dengan daging putih, varietas buah naga banyak ragamnya. Ada yang berkulit kuning dengan daging buah putih (selenicereus megalanthus) atau berkulit merah dengan daging buah merah (Hylocereus costaricensis). Berat rata-rata buah ini berkisar antara 300-500 gr.

Sekilas rasa buah naga seperti buah kiwi, kombinasi antara manis, asam dan segar. Kita bisa menyantapnya sebagai buah meja, diolah menjadi puding, isi pai, campuran salad atau es buah.
Dibalik rasanya yang manis menyegarkan, buah naga kaya akan manfaat. Banyak orang percaya buah ini dapat menurunkan kolesterol dan penyeimbang gula darah. Memang belum ada penelitian pasti tentang manfaat buah ini. Namun, mengingat asalnya dari jenis buah kaktus, kita percaya buah naga mengandung vitamin C, beta karoten, kalsium dan karbohidrat. Yang pasti buah naga tinggi serat sebagai pengikat zat karsinogen penyebab kanker dan memperlancar proses pencernaan.

Buah Naga di Berbagai Negara
Feuy Long Kwa (China)
Thanh Long atau Clever Dragon (Vietnam)
Kaew Mangkorn(Thailand)
Shien Mie Kuo (Taiwan)
Pitahaya(Mexico)
Melano (Hawaii)
Rhino Fruit (Australia)
Buah Naga, Kaktus Manis, Kaktus Madu (Indonesia)
secara internasional dikenal sebagai Dragon Fruit

Iraq Jurnalist Throws Shoe at Bush
9:38 PM | Author: surya.priantara
BAGHDAD – On an Iraq trip shrouded in secrecy and marred by dissent,President George W. Bush on Sunday hailed progress in the war that defines his presidency and got a size-10 reminder of his unpopularity when a man hurled two shoes at him during a news conference.

"This is a farewell kiss, you dog!" shouted the protester in Arabic, later identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt.

Bush ducked both shoes as they whizzed past his head and landed with a thud against the wall behind him.

"It was a size 10," Bush joked later.

The U.S. president visited the Iraqi capital just 37 days before he hands the war off to his successor, Barack Obama, who has pledged to end it. The president wanted to highlight a drop in violence in a nation still riven by ethnic strife and to celebrate a recent U.S.-Iraq security agreement, which calls for U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq by the end of 2011.

"The war is not over," Bush said, adding that "it is decisively on it's way to being won."

In many ways, the unannounced trip was a victory lap without a clear victory. Nearly 150,000 U.S. troops remain in Iraq fighting a war that is intensely disliked across the globe. More than 4,209 members of the U.S. military have died in the conflict, which has cost U.S. taxpayers $576 billion since it began five years and nine months ago.

Polls show most Americans believe the U.S. erred in invading Iraq in 2003. Bush ordered the nation into war against Saddam Hussein's Iraq while citing intelligence claiming the Mideast nation harbored weapons of mass destruction. The weapons were never found, the intelligence was discredited, Bush's credibility with U.S. voters plummeted and Saddam was captured and executed.

"There is still more work to be done," Bush said after his meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

It was at that point the journalist stood up and threw a shoe from about 20 feet away. Bush ducked, and it narrowly missed his head. The second shoe came quickly, and Bush ducked again while several Iraqis grabbed the man and dragged him to the floor.

In Iraqi culture, throwing shoes at someone is a sign of contempt. Iraqis whacked a statue of Saddam with their shoes after U.S. marines toppled it to the ground following the 2003 invasion.

White House press secretary Dana Perino suffered an eye injury in the news conference melee. Bush brushed off the incident, comparing it to political protests at home.

"So what if I guy threw his shoe at me?" he said.

Al-Maliki, who spoke before the incident, praised postwar progress: "Today, Iraq is moving forward in every field."

After the news conference, the president took a 15-minute helicopter ride through dark skies over Baghdad to Camp Victory. Telling hundreds of troops he was "heading into retirement," Bush blamed Saddam for the 2003 invasion and said, "America is safer and more secure" than it was before the war.

For Bush, the war is the issue around which both he and the country defined his two terms in office. He saw the invasion and continuing fight as a necessary action to protect Americans and fight terrorism. Though his decision won support at first, the public now has largely decided that the U.S. needs to get out of Iraq.

Air Force One, the president's distinctive powder blue-and-white jetliner, landed at Baghdad International Airport in the afternoon local time after a secretive Saturday night departure from Washington. In a sign of security gains in this war zone, Bush received a formal arrival ceremony — a flourish absent in his three earlier trips.

Bush soon began a rapid-fire series of meetings with top Iraqi leaders.

He met first with Iraq President Jalal Talabani and the country's two vice presidents, Tariq al-Hashemi and Adel Abdul-Mahdi, at the ornate, marble-floored Salam Palace along the shores of the Tigris River.

Later, Bush's motorcade pulled out the heavily fortified Green Zone and crossed over the Tigris so he could meet al-Maliki at the prime minister's palace. A huge orange moon hung low over the horizon as Bush's was ferried quickly through the city.

The two leaders signed ceremonial copy of the security agreement.

The Bush administration and even White House critics credit last year's military buildup with the security gains in Iraq. Last month, attacks fell to the lowest monthly level since the war began in 2003.

Still, it's unclear what will happen when the U.S. troops leave. While violence has slowed in Iraq, attacks continue, especially in the north. At least 55 people were killed Thursday in a suicide bombing in a restaurant near Kirkuk.

It was Bush's last trip to the war zone before Obama takes office Jan. 20. Obama won an election largely viewed as a referendum on Bush, who has endured low approval ratings because of the war and more recently, the U.S. recession.

Obama, a Democrat, has promised he will bring all U.S. combat troops back home from Iraq a little over a year into his term, as long as commanders agree a withdrawal would not endanger American personnel or Iraq's security. Obama has said the drawdown in Iraq would allow him to shift troops and bolster the U.S. presence in Afganistan.

The new U.S.-Iraqi security pact, calls for all American troops to be withdrawn by the end of 2011, in two stages. The first stage begins next year, when U.S. troops pull back from Baghdad and other Iraqi cities by the end of June. Gen. Raymond Odierno, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said Saturday that even after that summer deadline, some U.S. troops will remain in Iraqi cities.

Journalists and staff who made the 10 1/2-hour trip to Iraq with the president agreed to tell almost no one about the plans, and the White House released false schedules detailing activities planned for Bush in Washington on Sunday.

Tips To Have Restful Sleep
6:17 PM | Author: surya.priantara

We all seem to have busy lives these days and it seems that we can’t slow down. Work is demanding out every attention and when it isn’t we have to clean or take care of our families or at least try to have some kind of life. It seems that we are pulled in every different direction and by the time that bedtime rolls around we can’t seem to shut off our minds.

Research shows that lack of sleep can cause us to gain weight and it can lower out immune system. This makes us more at risk to get sick and that is something that none of us want to have to deal with.

It’s time to put a stop to sleepless nights and take control again. However, using sleeping pills that we will become dependent on is not the way to go. At least not for everyone. Instead there are more natural methods that are easy to follow and work wonders if you do them right.

The first thing you need to do is to train your body to go to sleep at a normal and decent hour. Try laying down at 9 or 10 at night. Instead of 12 or 1. The more often you go to bed at this time the more your body will automatically start to fall asleep faster without you having to force it.

Before you lie down try to relax yourself. Stop taking care of last minute chores and work and do something relaxing. Try taking a hot bath, listening to relaxing music, or reading a book.

Take the television out of your room. It is a distraction and most likely it will end up keeping you awake instead of helping you fall asleep.

Some people can’t sleep in a completely quiet room. If the quiet is unsettling to you then try to fall asleep to relaxing music, calming sounds, or even a bedside fan.

Caffeine gets us through the day and allows us to get all our work done - but there should be a time when we cut ourselves off. Avoid drinking any after you have left work. It will only keep you awake.
Menghilangkan Stres
5:47 PM | Author: surya.priantara
Ada seorang dosen yang sedang mengajar di kelas beliau itu membawa segelas air dan dia bertanya pada mahasiswa yang sedang diajarnya itu berapa berat air yang ada dalam gelas.Lalu para mahasiswa ada yang menjawab 100 gr,200 gr sampai dengan 500 gr.

Namun si dosen bilang salah semua.Tanpa menggunakan alat satuan ukur karena dosen itu emang bukan dosen jurusan fisika atau jurusan MIPA tapi beliau adalah dosen psikologi.Mudah sekali beliau menjawab sebenarnya air ini akan ringan jika saya mengangkat dan membawa air dalam gelas ini selama 1 menit,beda lagi jika saya nantinya membawa dan mengangkat air ini dalam waktu 1 jam mungkin tangan saya akan kecapekan dan terasa berat,Apalagi jika saya bawa air ini dan mengangkatnya dalam waktu 1 hari mungkin anda -anda smua ini akan memerlukan ambulans untuk membawa saya ke rumah sakit.

Dari cerita diatas dapat disimpulkan bahwa stres dalam diri kita juga sperti cerita diatas.Dalam cerita tersebut air di umpamakan sebagai masalah. Apabila kita membawa masalah berlarut - larut mungkin hal yang lebih buruk bisa terjadi. Oleh karena itu cobalah suatu permasalah di selesaikan dengan pikiran tenang, jika memang anda belum bisa menyelesaikan cobalah ceritakan pada teman anda.Hidup terlalu singkat kawan jadi nikmati dan berbuatlah sebaik-baiknya untuk hidup ini
Penyebab Kerusakan Hati
10:47 AM | Author: surya.priantara
Hari ini lagi Clubing (baca: Ke Lab Ding) bareng temen - temen sampe tengah malem. Emangnya gak apa - apa kita bergadang sampe pagi??. iseng tanya mbah google ternyata tidur terlalu malam bisa menyebabkan kerusakan hati. berikut penyebab kerusakan hati :
1. Tidur terlalu malam dan bangun terlalu siang adalah penyebab paling utama
2. Tidak buang air di pagi hari.
3. Pola makan yang terlalu berlebihan.
4. Tidak makan pagi.
5. Terlalu banyak mengkonsumsi obat-obatan.
6. Terlalu banyak mengkonsumsi bahan pengawet, zat tambahan, zat pewarna, pemanis buatan.
7. Minyak goreng yang tidak sehat! Sedapat mungkin kurangi penggunaan minyak goreng saat menggoreng makanan. Hal ini juga berlaku meski menggunakan minyak goreng terbaik sekalipun seperti olive oil. Jangan mengkonsumsi makanan yang digoreng bila kita dalam kondisi penat, kecuali dalam kondisi tubuh yang fit.
8. Mengkonsumsi masakan mentah (sangat matang) juga menambah beban hati. Sayur mayur dimakan mentah atau dimasak matang 3/ 5 bagian.
Sayur yang digoreng harus dimakan habis saat itu juga, jangan disimpan.

wah.. kok rada serem ya. tapi lebih baik di cegah daripada mengobati.