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The significance of Facebook in People Power.
Kingdoms in GCC States in this times of wars. An Advice.
Dreams and ALMIGHTY GOD'S WILL.
The faith and brotherhood in humanity. The TRIUMPH OF GOD'S WILL.
The wars and this beautiful world we live in.
Origin of expatriate. My short autobiography.
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A hymn. A tribute to the successful 23 April 2011 Grand Reunion of Capiz High School (now Capiz National High School) Batch '81 @ Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines.
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People behaviors that made them Crocodiles in the Cities.
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A narration and video of the life giving link to the baby inside (and outside) mother's womb-That Umbilical Cord. A tribute on 'Happy Mother's Day'!
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Recycling Old Materials To New Are you an environmental friendly? If you wish to help the mother earth to preserve its green nature for our future generations, recycling old materials to new is the simplest way as a contribution. Not from our neighbors or outside our backyards, some old materials found in our homes could be converted into a very useful one or even could be a new treasures. Like these: 1. Converting an old refrigerator, instead of throwing to the garbage, into a meat smoker. Watch this how
Differentiate An Original From Fake Nowadays, many people wanted to own a certain things that others don't have. Some became famous of their current possessions like money, personal belongings, and even personal body. But how sure are they in investing their own money and efforts of having such belongings or personal properties without being fooled by the vendors? Let's detect these fakes. 1. Detect Fake Ladies Handbags:
The Legend Of Horns, Tail, and Trident Of Satan According to Yahoo! Answers Canada: The idea that Satan has horns,
Only in the Philippines: Adventures in the Philippine Seas Although these pictures are not owned by me, these were the similar scenes that I experienced in real life with my father and brothers during those times we were trading our small business products
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Ramadan Rules & Regulations Fasting in the month of Ramadan is compulsory on every Muslim adult. The Arabic word sawm is used for fasting. The word sawm (plural siyam) literally means 'to refrain', but as an Islamic term, it means refraining from food, drinks and sexual activity from dawn to sunset. Allah says in the Quran, in Surah Al-Baqarah (2-183): 'O you who believe, siyam is prescribed on you as it was prescribed to those before you so that you may become self-restrained.' The importance of Siyam in Ramadan is clearly expressed in several sayings of the Prophet(S.A.W.). It is reported by Abu Hurairah that the Prophet said: 'He who fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeks his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven; he who prays during the night in Ramadan with faith and seeks his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven; and he who passes Lailat al- Qadr in prayer with faith and seeks his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven.' (Bukhari and Muslim) Fasting in Ramadan is practiced by Muslims all over the world. The most significant aspect of Siyam is the development of Allah-consciousness (Taqwa) in the heart and the soul of a fasting Muslim. One must abstain from immoral behavior and attitude as well. Refraining from food and such is essential during fast but it is not sufficient. The Prophet of Allah is reported to have said: 'If one does not abandon falsehood in words and deeds, Allah has no need for his abandoning of his food and drink.' (Al-Bukhari) WHO IS EXEMPT FROM SAWM? Fasting is mandatory on every Muslim who is sane, adult, able and resident. The following exemptions apply: the insane; children
World's Top 10 Best Models: Modeling industry is a very competitive space of work for everyone - models, photographers, designers and many others. Just very few people from them achieve something amazing and earn great money. In the case of models - the ones who earn large amounts of money may be considered as best models of the world, as their faces and bodies are famous in every continent, and respectable companies are ready to pay a lot to have them on their products ads. Who are these models (female models) with the greatest success and money? According to many magazines that choose top 100 of best world models every year - and here's the top ten: First place till now belongs to the gorgeous and well-known Brazilian top model Gisele Bundchen. She is known as the highest-paid model in the world. Gisele was even included on the Guinness Book of Records as the "world's richest model" with a net worth of $150 million. Since her great career started Gisele Bundchen already appeared on world's most famous fashion companies' advertising campaigns such as Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Givenchy, Bvlgari, Guerlain, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Zara, Chloe, and Louis Vuitton. She brought milinions to these companies and they helped her to achieve this great success. Second place belongs to best known as the Victoria's Secret beauty - Heidi Klum. She is not only a famous German supermodel, but also an actress, TV presenter, fashion designer, television producer, singer and artist. Heidi Klum became well-known for modeling for Sports illustrated Swimsuit Issue and, of course, Victoria's Secret catalogs. Now, she is in the top ten of the most famous and richest models not just from modeling but she earns more from her jewelry line, perfume, and highest-profile project - television show, Project Runway, which airs on Bravo and has been nominated for an Emmy.
Why Does ALMIGHTY GOD Grants Sleep To All The Sleep in sciences: The sleep is a natural intermittent state of rest for the mind and body, in which the eyes close and consciousness is almost lost, so that there is a drop off in the body movement and the response to external stimuli. During sleep the brain experiences a characteristic cycle of brain-wave activity that comprises of intervals of dreaming. Regular sleep is necessary for health and survival. Man deprived of sleep for two or three weeks will suffer of both his physical and mental health. However, many facets concerning the exact mechanism or cause of the process of Sleep are still difficult to understand. The Sleep in the Bible: God grants sleep to those he loves Psalm 127:2 "In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves." Some Biblical proposals as regards the Sleep: - Leviticus 14:47 "Anyone who sleeps or eats in the house must wash his clothes." - Deuteronomy 24:13 "Return his cloak to him by sunset so that he may sleep in it." - Psalm 68:13 "Even while you sleep among the campfires, the wings of my dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold." - Proverbs 3:24 "when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet." - Proverbs 6:10 and Proverbs 24:33 "A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest" Proverbs 19:15 "Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry." - Proverbs 23:34 "(if you watch or look at strange women) You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging." - Ecclesiastes 5:12 "The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of a rich man permits him no sleep." 1 Thessalonians 5:7 "For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night." Some decent prayers about Sleep: - Psalm 3:5 "I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me." - Psalm 4:8 "I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety." - Psalm 7:5 "..make me sleep in the dust. Selah" - Psalm 13:3 "Look on me and answer, O LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;" Do not Sleep, the Bible recommends us not to Sleep in 13 verses: Psalm 132:4 "I will allow no sleep to my eyes, no slumber to my eyelids," Proverbs 6:4 "Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids." Proverbs 6:9 "How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?" Proverbs 10:5 "He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son." Proverbs 20:13 "Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare." Ecclesiastes 8:16 "When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to observe man's labor on earth—his eyes not seeing sleep days or nights-" Jonah 1:6 "How can you sleep?"
Eating Food By Your Left Hand I know you are a left handed person. But I think you have to use your right hand in eating food. Here's why?
Eye Contact Lense vs. Eye Glass The Differences Between Contact Lenses and Glasses Whenever you compare contact lenses with eye glasses, quite a few differences usually come to light. While glasses have been around longer, contacts have become popular through the years, with most people preferring to wear them, as they've proven to be the best alternative to wearing those bulky glasses. One major difference between contact lenses and glasses that stand out when you compare the two is the field of vision. Glasses are tops with regards
The Language And Meaning Of A Kiss: Butterfly Kiss - With your faces less than a breath away, open and close your eyelids against your partners. If done correctly, the fluttering sensation will match the one in your heart. Cheek Kiss - A friendly, "I really like you" kiss. Often the preferred kissing method of a first date. With your hands on your partner's shoulders, gently brush your lips across her cheek. Earlobe Kiss - Gently sip and suck the earlobe. Avoid louder sucking noises as ears are sensitized noise detectors. Eskimo Kiss - With your faces less than a breath apart, gently rub your noses together. Eye Kiss - Hold your partner's head with both hands and slowly move their head in the direction you wish your kiss to go... then slowly kiss up towards your partner's eyes and give them a tender kiss on top of their closed eyes. Eyelid Kiss - While your partner is resting/sleeping with eyes closed, very very gently kiss the spot right below their browbone. A very intimate kiss. Finger Kiss - While laying together gently suck on their fingers. This can be very seductive and pleasurable. Foot Kiss - An erotic and romantic gesture. It may tickle, but relax and enjoy it! To give a toe kiss by gently suck the toes and then lightly kissing the foot. It helps to gently massage the base of the foot while performing the kiss. Forehead Kiss - The "motherly" kiss or "just friends" kiss. The forehead kiss can be a comforting kiss to anyone. Simply brush your lips lightly across the crown of their head. Freeze Kiss (or Melt Kiss) - Experiment with this fun kiss. Put a small piece of ice in your mouth, then open mouth and kiss your partner, passing them the ice with your tongue. It's an erotic and sensual
The Feeling Is Mutual Always we heard or used it in our lives during meetings with friends or your love ones. What does this phrase 'the feeling is mutual mean'? 1. From the Dictionary: Possessed in common or mutual interests or having the same relationship each to the other.
About Nearsighted, Farsighted, And Color Blind People who are nearsighted have a condition called myopia, meaning the eye is
Conscious vs. Subconscious Mind
Understanding Body/Sign Language Body/Sign language is an important part of communication which can constitute 50% or more of what we are communicating. If you wish to communicate well, then it makes sense to understand how you can (and cannot) use your body to say what you mean. If you are in a foreign land and don't know the natives or local people language or dialect, better use and understand Body/sign Language. Here's how:
Origin Of Languages The study of the origin of the languages is one of the most complicated disciplines. Since ancient times, people have attempted to explain it via legends like the Tower of Babel and similar stories from the Central American, African and Indian mythologies. Researchers have tried to count how many languages are spoke on Earth: the number varied from 2,000 to 6,000, as incomplete linguistic studies for many areas make difficult the distinction between languages, dialects or idioms. But the high diversity of current languages hides a double unity: one of structure and one of origin. Regardless of their level of development, all languages accomplish the same functions and express the same logical thinking processes. They have a sonorous material which, linked to the anatomy of the
What Really Women Want From Men? Guys, have you ever asked yourself "what are women really looking for in a man?" Sure you have, maybe you've even tried online dating, sites like PerfectMatch, and had no luck. Here's the thing: don't ask a woman. They won't know because it isn't important enough to them to analyze. Rather, they parrot back the contents of the latest women's magazine or cheesy talk show. So what are women really looking for in a man? In no particular order: Looks, Adaptability, Strength, Value, Emotional Connection, Goals, Authenticity, and Self-Worth. A long list that looks daunting to be sure, but they probably don't
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Why Filipinos Look Younger Than Their Ages? Here's the Yahoo! Surveys: Why do filipino kids/teens look younger than their age? By smilley: im from australia and i'm 13 but people think i look 15. but then when i see kids and teens in the philippines they look so young. eg. kid that's 13 (like me) they look 9.and i've seen a celebs in philippines, when they're like 15 or 16, here people would think they're 13. it so weird... by MatT Member since: 29 June 2007 Best Answer - Chosen by Voters Hi! It's because all Asians in general have this "Neonatism Complex" - which scientists claim represent a modern child-like skull, bones, skin and face development. This is seen as being related to the environment and to the diet - since Asians in general tend to be thinner, eat more vegetables and less meat (which contains free radicals and ROS leading to having an older looking disposition), and tend to be submitted less to stress. In addition, the weather patterns in Asia and the Philippines lean toward typhoons and the like, thus lessening exposure to harmful UV rays from the sun - but the primary reason is still genetics - Asians (including Filipinos) are, according to scientists, the most physically developed (evolved) subgroup of human beings. I am a University Student, but people still think I'm 15. I'm (partly) Filipino too. Other Answers (12) by 36 Member since: 18 April 2006 not just among filipinos, but asians in general. They looked younger than their biological age. most likely the diet, not so much meat in daily consumption,
About Body Odor Body odor is a common condition, and most people are affected by it at one time or another. Some people have worse body odor than others. Most body odor is caused by sweating, but
Is A Soulmate True? Have you ever met someone that you had an instant connection with? They were easy to be with and you felt like you could share anything with them. Maybe you felt like you had met before. If you have ever encountered anyone like that, chances were they were a soulmate. Some people spend their entire lives looking for one. The fortunate find theirs and spend the rest of their lives together. Finding your soulmate can be an exhilarating experience while losing them can be devastating. But how do you know if someone is your soulmate? You are likely to meet numerous people in your life that feel an attraction to. Does that mean that they are a soulmate or is it just a normal infatuation? Before you decide, you need to know what a soulmate is. What Is A Soulmate? A soulmate is the twin to your soul. It is your perfect partner, one whom you feel a deeper connection to than anyone else. You can also call it true love. Some people have different beliefs about a soulmate. Some people believe that a soulmate is a lover from a previous life. Others think that a soulmate is a piece of your soul that was palced within another person. That is why you spend your life looking for the other
Religions' Views On Reincarnation I qoute from the 'Editor's Choice': “The Hindu belief in reincarnation is well known. But it is not known that the Koran refers as kafir (deviant) anyone who doesn't believe in the possibility of rebirth. Not many in India have perhaps come across the verses of the great mystic, Hazrat Jalal-ud-Deen Rumi, describing the process of evolution through reincarnation - from mineral and plant to animal and man and then to angelhood and beyond. Take the verses from the world famous Masnawi by Hazrat: I died as mineral and became a plant, I died as plant and rose to animal, I died as animal and I was man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying? Yet once more I shall die as man, To soar with angels blest; But even from angelhood I must pass on ... Another great mystic, Mansur al-Hallaj, famous for his formulation, Anal Haq (I am the truth: Aham Brahmo Asmi) wrote: Like the herbage I have sprung up many a time On the banks of flowing rivers. For a hundred thousand years I have lived and worked In every sort of body. The Koran itself seems quite clear: "And you were dead, and He brought you back to life. And He shall cause you to die,
About Split Personality Others' Views: Does being "different" sound like a positive or a negative experience to you? For gays and lesbians, daily living can be a frustrating and painful experience in our society. Because they are different in their sexual orientation, gays and lesbians have been oppressed. They suffer social, religious, economic, political and legal discrimination. Much of this discrimination is based on the myths people believe about
Simple Way Of Curing Athlete's Foot Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection on the foot, caused by fungus called dermatophytes. These fungi live on dead cells of the skin. Medical term for athlete’s foot is Tines pedis. This infection occurs mainly between the toe fingers. It is a contagious skin infection. This is one of the most common kinds of fungal infections experienced by people. This condition could occur to anyone, but people who wear their shoes or socks for long periods of time are usually more prone to it. Athletes, who perform hard physical training and tend to wear shoes and socks for long periods of time at a stretch, are more prone to athlete’s feet because they sweat a lot and the warm and moist conditions in the shoes is the perfect environment for the fungus to grow in.
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Why Do We Dream? There is no consensus about the meaning of dreams and, in fact, there is a lot of mutually exclusive information. One person believes a dream is inspiration from the divine. Another believes it is random neurons firing. Still another believes it is an emotional safety valve. A. Dictionary definitions of dreams: A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. A daydream; a reverie. A state of abstraction; a trance.
Infant's Gender Determination This article is for the couple who wanted to have either a baby boy or a baby girl. From Wikipedia: Ancient ideas on sex determination Since ancient times, people believed that the sex of an infant is determined by how much heat a man's sperm had during insemination. Aristotle wrote that: "...the semen of the male differs from the corresponding secretion of the female in that it contains a priciple within itself of such a kind as to set up movements also in the embryo and to concoct thoroughlyh the ultimate nourishment, whereas the secretion of the female contains material alone. If, then, the male element prevails it draws the female element into itself, but if it is prevailed over it changes into the opposite or is destroyed." Aristotle claimed that the male principle was the driver behind sex determination, such that if the male principle was insufficiently expressed during reproduction, the fetus would develop
A Forgotten Philippines' Hero: Amai Pakpak Maranao Hero: Amai Pakpak (Datu Akadir, 1895) - a fearless Maranao warrior, Amai Pakpak, also known as Datu Akadir, born in Buadia sa Kayo, lived and died for the cause of Muslim freedom. He was famous for his heroic military exploit against the Spaniards, particularly in his defense of tyhe legendary Kota Marahui (now Marawi), the fortification made of earth and ston, which he had built. The Kota servedas a bulwark agaisnt the Spanish invasions of 1891 and 1895. Today, Kota Marahui is now known as Camp Amai Pakpak. The nearest landmark, located several meters away, is the Agus 2 hydraulic plant. Since 1650, when the Maranaos routed the Spanish expeditionary forces sent by Governor Corcuera, Lake Lanao had been free of foreign intrusion. It was not until 1891that the Spaniards
Filipinos' Versatility Anywhere you go around the globe, you'll always find Filipinos in all types of jobs. They blend well and adjust very quickly to circumstances, new cultures and different environments. They are also
Make Your Own Solar Panels 2 More on understanding solar panels: Solar panels are any type of equipment used to convert sunlight into energy is considered solar cells or solar
World's Best Spices For Health Spices have been used for centuries for their healing qualities as much as add flavor to food. Those common spices in your kitchen cabinet have unusual qualities that, if used more, can help maintain health and longevity. While fresh spices are preferred, those dired and crushed spices will have exceptional benefits. Simply by using more of these spices into your meals you will stay healthy and avoid the diseases that are so so common today: 1.Cayenne Pepper: It's the capsaicin that gives cayenne its heat. and that bite on the tongue. It's a powerful and natural stimulant that helps improve circulation, particularly to the extremities of the body that are often desensitized by the effects of diabetes. An added benefit is in its ability to stop a heart attack within 30 seconds when administered quickly enough. It's an excellent digestive aid as it helps create the hydrochloric acid necessary for the breakdown of food in the stomach. 2. Cinnamon: The anti-inflammatory compounds in cinnamon helps alleviate pain, soreness and menstrual discomfort. Recent discoveries show that cinnamon helps improve the cells ability to take in glucose and lower blood sugar in diabetics. It also lowers triglycerides and LDL or the bad cholesterol. While the store bought
Snore Prevention What is a snore? A blockage in the respiratory system results in the irregular passage of air while breathing during sleep. The vibration that occurs when air is obstructed in the respiratory system causes a sound or noise to be emitted. These sounds are referred to as snores. Blockages commonly occur in the throat, jaw or nasal passageway. Problem produces by snore:
Speed of Light in the Noble Quran Part 3 (Last Part) (Miracles of the Quran) Speed of Light: Lunar Orbits/Earth Day is common to all observers; Km/sec is not. Suppose that you have a clock and a ruler (which is not rotating with respect to stars) and that you are not accelerating (inertial). Locally (where you are) you will always measure the speed of light at 299792.458 km/sec. However in the presence of gravity if I am at a different location than yours then I could measure the speed of light at your location to be any value smaller than or greater than 299792.458 km/sec. It depends on where I am and where you are (it depends on locations). So in the presence of gravity the speed of light becomes relative (variable depending on the reference frame of the observer). This does not mean that photons accelerate or decelerate. This is just gravity causing clocks to run slower and rulers to shrink. 12000 Lunar Orbits/ Earth Day = 299,792.458 km/s is the speed of light for observers standing outside gravitational fields and looking at light also traveling outside gravitational fields. But an observer near a black hole for example sees the speed of light outside gravitational fields a zillion km/s. This is because the velocity of light appears to vary with the intensity of the gravitational field (See proof at footnote ). From General Relativity we know that an observer standing outside gravitational fields looks at events inside gravitational fields and sees them in slow motion. When he steps inside those gravitational fields he sees them in normal speeds. But now he looks back at where he was outside gravitational fields and sees the events there in fast motion. In our case the event is the moon orbiting Earth. When an observer in stronger gravitational fields, near a black hole for example, looks at the Earth-moon system he does not see the moon orbiting Earth once every month; instead he sees the moon orbiting Earth once every few seconds; he also sees the length of the lunar orbit to be much longer than we see it. This is because the gravitational field that he is in causes his clock to run slower and his ruler to shrink. Not only observers in different gravitational fields will not agree on the time period for the lunar orbit but also they will not agree on the length of the lunar orbit either. By using classical orbital mechanics we discovered that all observers will see the speed of light outside gravitational fields equal to 12000 Lunar Orbits/Earth Day; but from General Relativity we know that they will never agree on a value in km/sec. An observer near a black hole for example sees the speed of light outside gravitational fields a zillion km/s, but still equal to 12000 Lunar Orbits/Earth Day! This means that if the speed of angels outside gravitational fields were defined in km/sec then it will appear to vary for observers in different gravitational fields; however since this speed was defined in Lunar Orbits/Earth Day then it will never appear to vary to anyone because 12000 Lunar Orbits/Earth Day is common to all observers. Hence the Quran gave us a better definition for time and distance: A definition common to all observers, forever!!! Moslems ask how could an illiterate man who lived 1400 years ago have figured out the three-body problem, speed of light and general relativity? [Quran 10.5] It is He (Allah) who made the sun to shine and the moon to light, and destined it in stages; that you may learn to count the years and the mathematics. Allah only created this in truth. He details His Signs for those who are knowledgeable (scientists). See how angels can reach anywhere in the universe before you finish reading this sentence: Wormholes (see the problem of Christians with the speed of light at footnote ).  It is the angels who execute Gods orders: [Quran 79.5] Execute orders (Mudaberat Amran in Arabic) "Mudaberat" in Arabic means execute and "Amr" means order. These exact two words are also used in describing the rate at which God's orders are executed: [Quran 32.5] (Allah) Rules the cosmic affair (Yudaber Al-Amr in Arabic) from the heavens to the Earth. Then this affair travels to Him a distance in one day, at a measure of one thousand years of what you count. Both these verses use the same words and both refer to angels. "Araj" means a man with a lame leg; "Yaruj" means a man stepping. This verse particularly says "Yaruj" describing angels taking steps. The measure of these steps is called distance. The distance traveled by angels in 1000 lunar years is 12000 lunar orbits. The lunar year is around 32.5 times the difference between the lunar and the solar year. But from Quran 32.5 we can calculate the speed of light also using the lunar years. So the number 32.5 cannot be a coincidence. (The exact ratio is 32.5707... but Sura 32 only has 30 verses, so no verse 57, no 570, no 5707...). About the Preserved Tablet: [Quran 85.21-22] But it is a Glorious Quran. 22 Inscribed on a Preserved Tablet. Moslems believe that Archangel Gabriel got the Quran to their prophet from this Preserved Tablet: [Quran 15.8-11] We only send down the angels in Truth; if they were not (in truth), no respite would they have. We have sent down the Message and We will preserve it. We did send Messengers before you among the religious sects of the old, but never came a Messenger to them but they mocked him. The Quran and all the instructions to all angels were inscribed on this Preserved Tablet before the creation of Earth started. They commute to and from this Tablet to get their orders from God. The angels were originally made of light (they are not light anymore just like we are not mud anymore), and the speed at which they commute to and from this Tablet turned out to be the known speed of light.  What would happen if Earth suddenly stopped in its track while orbiting the sun? Earth would plummet into the sun, right? If it were not for distant stars then how would you know that Earth is orbiting the sun? Maybe it is the sun that is orbiting Earth. Or better yet, maybe Earth and sun are both fixed in their positions. So how do you know? It is the background of distant stars that tells you which is orbiting which. Our physics today simply does not work with the synodic system. For example, this equation gives you the distance to the moon by simply knowing the sidereal lunar month (27.3 days):
The Center Of The World: Kaaba (Mecca) Scientific and Mathematical Proof that the Holy Kaabah in Makkah (Mecca, Saudi Arabia) is the Center
Bad Breath Bad breath (halitosis) can be embarrassing and may cause anxiety. It's no wonder store shelves are overflowing with gum, mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to combat this condition. You can buy a number of mouthwashes over-the-counter that claim to eliminate bad breath. However, keep in mind that many of these mouthwashes generally provide only a temporary way to mask unpleasant mouth odor. There are, however, several antiseptic mouth-rinse products available that instead of simply masking breath odor kill the germs that cause bad breath.
Hair Loss Or Baldness There are many causes of scalp hair loss, and they do differ in men and women. Human hair naturally grows in three phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen. Anagen is the active or growing phase. Catagen is a fairly short phase of the natural hair cycle during which hairs begin to break down. Telogen is the resting phase. The hairs that are shed daily are often in the resting or late phase in the hair cycle. Normally, about 10% of the scalp hairs are in the resting or telogen phase at any time. These hairs are not growing and are getting prepared for cyclic shedding. In general, most hair loss is not associated with systemic or internal disease,
White Meat (Fish) vs. Red Meat You're probably already aware of the health benefits of eating fish, but what about the benefits of fish over red meat? What is red meat? Although there are various points of view, in nutritional science red meat is considered to be any meat that is high in concentrations of an iron and oxygen-binding protein called myoglobins. Red meat includes the meat from most adult animals, plus duck and goose. Nutritionally, fish, chicken, turkey, rabbit, lamb and veal are considered to be white meat. Fish, poultry, beans and whole grains are healthy high protein foods substitutes for red meat.
Smiling Face vs. Angry Face Did you know that one minute of anger weakens your
Why Dogs Howling? According to folklore: A dog that howls in the middle of the night is
Making Decision: Heart Or Mind? Decision-Making is one of the most important parts of our lives. The more the alternatives are, the more the difficult becomes in decision-making. We have to live with our decisions and therefore, we must decide what we want. Whether decisions are taken through heart or mind or both is quite a controversial issue. It is quite rare that decisions are taken either from heart or from mind. There is always a mix of the two. Good decisions are made with both head and heart. However,
How To Stay Young Without Wrinkles? Although wrinkles can signify wisdom, most people nowadays would rather not have them. Wrinkles are a part of aging, in some situations wrinkles form when a person is in his 20's or 30's. In some instances, wrinkles are found in babies...and that is normal. However, few babies carried these wrinkles as they grow up...that's because it is being inheredited by them from their ancestors. Medical point of view: Dry Skin Dry skin is more prone to wrinkles than oily skin. The dry skin shows the lines and wrinkles because the skin is less hydrated. Sun Damage
Why I Blink My Eyes? Dennis Hartman explaination: The average person blinks over 10,000 timer per day. Blinking can be an elected behavior, or a completely unconscious act. Blinking occurs for several reasons, both to keep the eye healthy and as a result of some medical disorders. Blinking Basics Most blinking occurs involuntarily to moisten the eye. In the brain, the caudate nucleus controls involuntary blinking at any rate between 5 and 30 times per minute. During a blink, which may last as little as 300 milliseconds, the upper eyelid forms a suction against the eyeball, distributing the moisture provided by the tear duct and the eye surface itself. Both the cornea and conjunctiva have surfaces composed of a delicate membrane that will quickly dry out if not for this frequent re-wetting. In addition, some blinking occurs when the eye is exposed to an irritant, such as a spec of dust. While the eyelashes prevent much of the dust in the air from coming into contact with the eye, blinking is a useful second line of defense, sweeping the dust away from the fragile eye. Other Reasons for Blinking
Uprooting Armpit Hair Is Not Advisable Underarms hair begin to grow both in boys and girls during their puberty period. Some men don't bother themselves in removing this armpit hair. Mostly women disliked to have it, especially those in
What Makes You Sneezed? From medical point of you: Sneezing is the body's attempt to remove blockages, germs, antigens and irritants from the nasal passage. Your nose is the air filter for your body. Almost all the tiny bits of dust and dirt we breath in through our nose are filtered out so the air is clean going into our lungs. The tiny particles are either stopped by the hairs in our nostrils or get stuck in the mucus in our nasal passages. When the lining of our nose gets irritated by these particles, we feel a tickle in our nose, triggering a sneeze. During a normal sneeze, we take in a big breath, then expel the air very forcefully out through our nose and mouth, hopefully expelling the offending particle from our airways. Some people sneeze more frequently because they have allergies. When people have allergies their noses are more sensitive to specific irritants such as pollen, (especially at Spring when the flowers are blooming). When people have a cold their noses are more sensitive and thus more easily irritated. From Ancient Beliefs and Myths: Sneezing has been a remarkable sign and a noteworthy occurence throughout history. In Asia and Europe the sneezing superstition extends through a wide range of race,
Job Localization: A Threat To Expatriates? 28,000 Saudis to work as cabbies By Jeddah: Arab News | Arab News (SRPC) – Sun, May 20, 2012 The Labor Ministry is currently working on a plan to hire as many as 28,000 Saudi
Why Flower Likes Bee? You might want to know why do bees like flowers? Is it the freshness? Is it the smell? Is it the color? Or is it something else? Well, all of these are partly right! Flowers which have evolved to attract honeybees have optomized their flowers to increase the chance of a bee visit. Bees like
Why Unanswered Prayer? Do you have an unanswered prayers? Why other prayers became true to them? What happened to my unanswered prayer? Is the ALMIGHTY GOD unfair? HE seems favored only my friends but not me. Even I prayed to HIM always on time and even my friend don't. I need something from HIM also that only HIM can give. Eversince when I was a child, I prayed that HE will grant me my wish/dream. I also pray to HIM and asked favor for my own parents, brothers, sisters, friends, and now my own family (my wife and my children). I observed that HE granted me those favors for them. But until now, my own dream did not come true! What makes HIM unanswered my prayer? Even the younger generations of today, they get depressed and disheartened when their wishes/dreams ( like having a love affair with that certain person ) are not granted by ALMIGHTY GOD. Does it mean that their prayers unanswered? Then somebody is shouting with joy upon knowing that he just won a millions of bucks/money from a lottery. Thus, all his neighbors and friends are rushing to his house asking money-gifts and joining his big party celebration.
Origin Of Birthdays The Surprising Origin Of BIRTHDAYS Where did the custom of celebrating birthdays come from? Did holy men of God in the Bible celebrate birthdays? Is it wrong to celebrate the day of one’s birth? What does the Bible say about birthdays? Here is information you ought to know! William F. Dankenbring Almost everybody, today, celebrates birthdays. Around the world, friends and relatives hold birthday parties, give gifts to the one being honored, and wish “Happy birthday!” to the one whose birthday is being celebrated. But why? Where did this universal custom originate? Though you look in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, you will find no mention anywhere of any of the saints of God observing their birthdays. In fact, strange as it may seem to many, even the exact date of the birth of Jesus Christ is NOWHERE REVEALED in Scripture! We read in the Encyclopedia Judaica, “The celebration of birthdays is unknown in traditional Jewish ritual” (vol.4, p.1054). It points out that the only reference to a birthday in the Bible is that of Pharaoh of Egypt. The universal custom of observing Christmas as the birth of Christ, on December 25th, is acknowledged by all the historical authorities as having no basis in actual fact. Jesus Christ was born nowhere near December 25th, in the dead of winter. See our article, “When Was Jesus Born?” If the very day of Jesus’ birth is deliberately left out of the Bible, doesn’t that fact tell us something? If birthdays should be celebrated, why did God leave the date of His own Son’s birth out of Holy Scripture? The plain truth is that birth day celebrations are only mentioned twice in the Scriptures -- once in the Old Testament and once in the New Testament – and both times in reference to customs being observed by unconverted, pagan people -- an Egyptian Pharaoh, and wicked king Herod! Notice what happened on these two instances of “birth day celebrations” recorded in the Word of God. Pharaoh of Egypt In the book of Genesis we read: “And it came to pass the third day, which was PHARAOH'S BIRTHDAY, that he made a feast [BIRTHDAY PARTY] unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand: but he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them” (Genesis 40:20-22). Notice! This was a birthday party, nothing less! It was being observed by a pagan Egyptian Pharaoh -- not a man of God. This is the only example of a clear cut birthday celebration in all the Old Testament -- and it was being observed by a PAGAN KING! The Origin of Birthdays This fact, however, should not be overly surprising. Writes Linda Rannells Lewis in Birthdays, “Birthdays have been celebrated for thousands of years. In early civilizations, where the development of a calendar made an organized reckoning of birth dates possible, the horoscopes of ruling monarchs, their successors and rivals had to be cast with care and birthday omens meticulously examined, for the prospects of the mighty would affect the prospects of the entire society. By the time of Ptolemy V this practice was well established: ‘Ptolemy, the ever living, the beloved of Ptah, the son of the two Brother-Gods, was born on the fifth day of the month DIOS, and this day was, in consequence, the beginning of great prosperity and happiness of all living men and women’” (p. 12). Ptolemy V was an ancient Egyptian king. It was common in his day for kings and rulers to have their horoscopes made by astrologers and their birthdays were considered very important omens of the future. The false science of astrology, of course, makes a great deal out of the positions of the sun, moon and stars at the moment or day of one’s birth. Astrology teaches that the position of the sun, moon and stars at the moment of one’s birth determines their future destiny, their character, their personality, talents, health, and so forth. They cast horoscopes, or birth charts, to understand the supposed significance of a person’s birthday. Astrology, as the Word of God plainly shows, is a pagan, false religious deception -- a fraud and a mythological pseudo-science. God Almighty says to the daughter of Babylon (Isa. 47:1), the great pagan religious deception which has engulfed the world, “Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the ASTROLOGERS, the star-gazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as STUBBLE; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame” (Isaiah 47:13-14). Writes Lewis, in Birthdays, “Birthday celebrations, even at this early stage, were not strictly reserved for the great rulers. Society adapts for its communal use those practices of the elite which it admires and can afford. In the fifth century before Christ, the Greek historian Herodotus, describing the festivals of the Persians, wrote: 'IT IS THEIR CUS-TOM TO HONOR THEIR BIRTHDAY ABOVE ALL OTHER DAYS: and on this day they furnish their table in a more plentiful manner than at other times. The rich then produce an ox, a horse, a camel, and an ass, roasted whole in an oven; but the poor produce smaller cattle.” Lewis continues, “In Egypt households of the same period birthdays were celebrated similarly. A part of the family budget was set aside to buy birthday garlands and animals for sacrifice, just as we might plan to spend a certain sum for balloons, party hats, and an ice cream cake” (pages 12-13). This author goes on, “Among prosperous Greek families a birth feast, a coming-of-age feast, and feasts after death held on the anniversary of the day of birth were observed, but otherwise there were no annual birthday ceremonials. The birthdays of the immortals were ritually acknowledged once a month, however, the third day of each month being sacred to Athena, Ares, and Saturn, for instance” (ibid.). The emperors of Rome often went to extreme in their own birthday celebrations. When the first birthday of Drusilla, the daughter of Caligula, approached, the emperor arranged a party suitable for the infant daughter of a “god” (himself). To celebrate her birthday, two days of horse racing were held, and a ritual slaughter of 300 bears, and 500 various beasts from Libya, in the amphitheater of Taurus, was held. The Command of God What does Almighty God say to His people about celebrating such days in honor of one’s own self, and one’s own individual ego? The whole message of God is to teach us to humble ourselves, and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves – to get rid of ego and self-centeredness. Birthdays have the opposite effect. They concentrate the attention on the birthday person, glorifying him – not God – and exalting him – not God – and having people bring him presents. Thus paying “homage” to the birthday child. This is the height of conceit and fosters a spirit of get, selfishness, and self-worship. Self, self, self! The whole extravaganza creates pride and lofty conceit in selfishness in a child. The typical birthday party is therefore one of the deceptions of the devil, made to look attractive and nice on the outside, but full of wickedness on the inside. We have already seen the proof that these celebrations were distinctly pagan in origin. But does it make any difference whether we observe birthdays or not? If our purpose is to build godly and holy offspring and loving, giving, godly children, then we should want to do NOTHING that would hinder this godly purpose – put no temptations in their pathway – do nothing to encourage them to think too highly of themselves in pride and arrogance. Rather, we should teach them to give, to serve, to be humble, to revere God and His Word, and to love other children and seek to help, serve, and honor them. Giving is much better than “getting.” Cain was named “Get,” for his name meant “gotten,” as Eve said, “I have gotten a man-child from the Lord” (Gen.4:1). Birthday celebrations were definitely of pagan origin. Should God’s people emulate the pagans and pagan societies around them? God inspired the prophet Jeremiah to write,I in plain terms, “Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith the Lord, LEARN NOT THE WAY OF THE HEATHEN, and be not dismayed at the signs of the heaven (astrology!); for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the CUSTOMS OF THE PEOPLE ARE VAIN” (Jeremiah 10:1-3). Clearly, Almighty God commands His people not to follow in the ways, customs, and practices of the heathen, pagan nations around them! Obviously, therefore, the Word of God does NOT sanction or approve of public birthday celebrations or birthday parties! God is even more plain in His Word. Celebrating birthdays with lavish birthday parties was a pagan Egyptian custom. God commands His people, “After the DOING OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, wherein ye dwelt, SHALL YE NOT DO: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances” (Leviticus 18:3). God goes on, in this same chapter, after listing more of the evil practices of the heathen, “DEFILE YE NOT YOURSELVES IN ANY OF THESE THINGS: for in all these the nations are defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself VOMITETH out her inhabitants.” “Ye shall therefore keep MY statutes and MY judgments”
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Access Of The Family To Their Prisoner Around The World Or access of the prisoner to his family is a Universal Right. Denying this Universal Right is also MALTREATING THE PRISONER’S FAMILY! What do you think and how do you feel when someone from your family members cannot reach your home at usual time you gathered together especially dinner time? Can you sleep at night without your beloved whereabouts? Imagine a mother cat loses its kitten. It searches all the way around just to get back its beloved kitten to its family circle. The mother cat will only stop meowing up to the time it found its beloved kitten. This is the Universal Right of all living things, especially humans, that sometimes forgotten by the tyrants or oppressive authorities around the world. Tyrants or oppressive authorities should think that the prisoner (by true crime committed or by mistake) is belongst to someone. I am not favoring any prisoner here around the world. My point is that the family of the concerned prisoner (by true crime committed or by mistake) should be rightfully informed of his/her (prisoner) whereabouts. The information of the prisoner whereabouts saves life, efforts, and money of the family members also. It can also cause a sudden death to one of the family members. For instance, one of the family members has a hypertension or heart illness. This trend of keeping prisoner confidentiality and isolated from outside world especially to his family is also a heinous crime against humanity and Universal Law! Tyrants or oppressive authorities should stop this practice in MALTREATING THE PRISONER’S FAMILY. Again, how can you answer the little child asking where his/her beloved father/mother go? How can you stop the worries of the parents about the whereabouts of their son/daughter? How can you ease my tension and keep me relax
The Importance Of Religion It doesn't matter what religion you are possessing now. Let's us discuss why religion is very important to human being. Ever since the history of mankind began, man has been practicing different forms of worship and piety. It was an inborn behavior of man to find the truth on his existence in earth. Even in his socio-political activities, man is mostly guided by his religious principles. He sometimes stopped his quests because of his religious limits and views. He wants his achievements useful not only in science and politics but also
Explanation about the Unseen Creatures While accepting the existence of natural laws, why should we not accept the existence of invisible beings? We accept the existence of natural laws and forces unquestionably, and even go so far as to ...attribute to them all phenomena in the universe. We ascribe a tiny seed’s growth into a huge, elaborate tree to the law of germination and growth in that seed, and the universe’s incredible balance to the laws of gravitation and repulsion. The earth, although many times smaller than other heavenly bodies, is so densely inhabited by countless living creatures that even a most insignificant part of it is the home of numerous living things like microorganisms. This shows that those infinite firmaments with numerous stars and constellations are inhabited by conscious, living beings created from fire, light, air, ether, and other subtle forms of matter. Science and the Unseen Creatures: Scientists restrict the concept of life to the conditions that obtain on or beneath the outer surface of our planet. Therefore, when they look for extraterrestrial life, they look for conditions that are the same as or closely correspond to the conditions for life on Earth. But surely, if they had retained a sufficient sense
Why Egypt Pharaoh Became Mummy? Quranic Narrative: Prophet Musa or Moses and Harun or Aaron (Peace be upon them all) went to the Firaun or Pharaoh, and when they arrive he is told about their divine mission and that he should let the Israelites go. Firaun rebukes him by saying that the Egyptians looked after him, and he reminds Musa that he has killed an Egyptian. Musa acknowledges this, and says that he did that before he received his message from Almighty God. Firaun enquires as to who this god of Musa is. It is ALLAH (Almighty God), he is told, the Creator of everything. At one point Firaun threatens him with prison, as he says there can be no gods other than himself, but he eventually asks Musa for a sign to see if he is telling the truth. Musa throws down his rod and it turns into a huge snake. He then draws forth his hand and it shines with brilliant white light. Pharaoh, however, rejects these signs as 'evident/manifest sorcery'. Firaun's chiefs wonder why they should believe in two men like themselves, and Israelite men at that. Musa is outraged at their reaction to the truth. He warns them to accept God or face the consequences. Firaun discusses the issue with his chiefs. They tell him that Musa's plan is to overthrow the Firaun by turning the people away from their established religion. Firaun tells them to stall Musa and Harun whilst well-versed sorcerers
The Origin and Physical Features of Lake Lanao Origin Lake Lanao is formed by a lava dam (Hutchinson as cited by Frey). Lake Lanao is theorized to be developed as collapsed volcano or caldera. As triggered volcanic activity arising from tectonic movements of underlying magma, the depressed fault blocks have collapsed which result to the formation of its basin. It is evident from a geo-morphological evaluation of the basin landform and its surrounding topography. This event might have occurred during the late Tertiary Period (Frey, 1974). Tertiary Period is a geologic time division that ended about 10,000,000 years ago.
The Ultimate Sense Of Human Being: Belief Traditionally, there are five senses of a human being: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. In addition to these five senses, humans also have awareness of balance, pressure, temperature, pain, and motion all of which may involve coordinated use of multiple sensory organs. However, all these human senses are being superseded by the Sense of Belief. I believed that Sense of Belief makes all human senses function accordingly. Without this Sense of Belief, Man's existence and including all his senses become useless. What is Sense of Belief then? Can Sense of Belief improves Man's condition in life?
My Soul & I Imagine yourself at the moment of your death. What thoughts cross your mind? Memories of family and friends? Panic? Regrets? Remembrance of Allah? What is death? What happens to us after we die? What is life in the Hereafter like, this new and strange world after death? Do we lose consciousness of this life? Where does our soul go? Do we feel and think the same? The ineffable feeling of crossing the boundary between this world and the next cannot be described in words, nor imagined in the mind, but can be understood only through divine revealation and inspiration. Let us for the next few moments seek an understanding of this, death, the only certainty in life. Sometimes we may not want to know about the processes that occur after we die because we are afraid or don't want to think about it. However, this is not the attitude of a Muslim. We should be foremost in learning and understanding death, so we can live our lives accordingly. The prophet (saw) said, "Live in this world as though you are a stranger or a traveler (passing through it)." [Muslim] We are on a journey and should know about the whole journey's itinerary, not just one part. Death is inevitable. It is the one thing that we can be certain about in life. We are born to die. Every soul shall have a taste of death no matter who they are. This is confirmed for us many times in the Quran: "Every soul shall have a taste of death: and only on the Day of Judgement shall you be paid your full recompense." (Quran 3:185) "Every soul shall have a taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good, by way of trial. To Us must you return." (21:35) "Every soul shall have a taste of death: In the end to Us shall you be brought back." (29:57) Death is not pure annihilation, but rather both the living and dead are aware, but there is a difference that can't be compared. Death is merely movement from one world to another. It can be described as a journey through a wormhole to a separate dimension of existence. We begin this journey in our mother's wombs. 120 days after conception the soul is blown into the fetus. Narrated 'Abdullah bin Mus'ud: "Allah's Apostle, the true and truly inspired said, '(The matter of the Creation of) a human being is put together in the womb of the mother in forty days, and then he becomes a clot of thick blood for a similar period, and then a piece of flesh for a similar period. Then Allah sends an angel who is ordered to write four things. He is ordered to write down his (i.e. the new creature's) deeds, his livelihood, his (date of) death, and whether he will be blessed or wretched (in religion). Then the soul is breathed into him'"[Bukhari] We have no choice in who our parents are, our race, color or nationality. "He it is Who shapes you in the wombs as He pleases. There is no god but He, The Exalted in Might, The Wise." (3:6) Allah knows all of this before our birth even, but we still continue our journey to fulfill our destiny. The next part of our trip begins after we are born. This is the life of this world, in which we now reside and are familiar with. We may stay at this station for a few seconds or as long as 100 years or more. Here we grow up and acquire the means to happiness or misery. We are given the ability to make choices after the age of puberty and we will later be punished or rewarded based upon them. Allah gives each of us the natural Fitrah, knowledge of good and bad as well as right and wrong. The rest is up to us. As the Quran says, "By the Soul, and the proportion and order given to it, and its enlightenment as to its wrong and its right--Truly he succeeds that purifies it, and he fails that corrupts it!" (91:7-10) In this life, the soul and the body are together except during sleep when the soul may leave the body and come back in the morning or Allah may take the soul at that time. "It is Allah that takes the souls at death; and those that die not (He takes) during their sleep: those on whom He has passed the decree of death, He keeps back (from returning to life), but the rest He sends (to their bodies) for a term appointed. Verily in this are Signs for those who reflect." (39:42) It is indeed something to be pondered; that we die each night and Allah gives us another chance at life when we wake up the next day. We also find continuous biological processes of life and death during this time. In every cell, organ or system of organs, life and death is occuring. There are several hundreds of thousands of enzymatic reactions that take place in the body every fraction of a second. Some of these biochemical reactions are used to synthesize living materials while others are either used to synthesize dead materials or to get rid of living materials. "You (Allah) bring the Living out of the Dead, and You bring the Dead out of the Living" (3:27) This part of our journey ends as our death begins. No one knows where, how and when he or she will die. "Verily, the knowledge of the hour is with Allah (alone). It is He who sends down rain, and He who knows what is in the wombs, nor does anyone know what it is that he will earn on the morrow. Nor does anyone know in what land he is to die. Verily, with Allah is full knowledge and He is acquainted (with all things.)" (31:34) Nor does anyone have the right to take his or her own life. If they do they will automatically go to Hell. The One who gave life is the only one who has the right to take life. When someone begins to die the Angel of Death or Izraeel comes to take the soul out of the body and puts it in a place called the Barzakh. "Say: 'The Angel of Death, put in charge of you, will (duly) take your souls. Then shall you be brought back to your Lord." (32:11) "Wherever you are, Death will find you out, even if you are in towers built up strong and high! " (4:78) For those who led a life of evil, the removal of the soul is tough and difficult. Sometimes, more than one angel has to work together to beat the face and back of the deceased. But for those who lived a good life, the soul yearns to meet its Lord and leaves the body with ease, like a drop of water pouring out. A light like the sun's ray and a sweet fragrance come out to the soul. Then it ascends amid rows of angels, but those who are there cannot see or smell this. The deceased is questioned, punished, beaten, and wails, and cries out. All this happens while they lie dead and their family is around them, but they neither hear nor see it. The sleeper dreams and enjoys their dream or is tormented by it, while someone awake at their side is not able to perceive what is going on at all. Allah has given inanimate objects awareness and perception by which they glorify their Lord. The stones fall down out of fear of Him. The mountains and trees prostrate. The pebbles, water and plants glorify Him. All this is going on but we are not aware of it. "There is nothing which does not glorify His praise but you do not understand their glorification." (17:44) The Companions heard the food that was being eaten glorifying Allah. That was because the Companions had a transparency of heart that does not now exist among us. All these things are part of our world and yet we are in complete ignorance of them. It is not too much of an extrapolation to extend this to our being unaware of the things of the Next World. After the soul is taken, if it is a pure soul and has relatives in the Next World who are people of the Garden, they come to meet the soul with yearning and great joy. They ask it about the condition of those who are still alive and 'suffering' in this world. The angels then bear the soul from one heaven to the next until it comes into the presence of Allah, Then it returns and sees the washing of the body, its shrouding, and the funeral procession. It says either, 'Take me forward! Take me forward!' or 'Where are you taking me?' The living, of course, hear none of this. The soul comes back and stays floating above the body and when the corpse is placed in the grave, the soul inserts itself between the body and the shroud so that the questioning can take place. Whenever someone died, the prophet (saw) would stand for awhile at the burial site and then say, "Seek forgiveness for your (Muslim) brother and pray for his steadfastness since he is now being questioned." [Abu Dawud] The angels pray for the soul of the believer in the heavens just as people pray over the body on earth. The soul hears the receding footfall of the last of the people who followed the funeral and the earth is levelled over them. The earth or even a rock hollowed out and sealed over with lead, would not prevent the two angels, Munkar and Nakir from reaching it. This is all narrated in the following sound hadith of the prophet (saw): "When the believer is about to depart from this world and go forward into the Next World, angels with faces as bright as the sun descend from the heavens and sit around him in throngs stretching as far as the eye can see. Then the Angel of Death comes and sits at his head and says, "Good soul, come out to forgiveness and pleasure from Allah!" Then his soul emerges like a drop of water flows from a water-skin and the angel takes hold of it. When he has grasped it, the other angels do not leave it in his hand even for the twinkling of an eye. They take it and place it in a perfumed shroud and fragrance issues from it like the sweetest scent of musk found on the face of the earth.' "Then they bear it upwards and whenever they take it past a company of angels, they ask, 'Who is this good soul?' and the angels with the soul reply, 'So-and-so the son of so-and-so,' using the best names by which people used to call him in this world. They bring him to the lowest heaven and ask for the gate to be opened for him. It is opened for him and angels who are near Allah from each of the heavens accompany him to the subsequent heaven until he reaches to the heaven where Allah the Great is. Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, says, 'Register the book of My slave in 'Illiyun and take him back to earth. I created them from it and I return them to it and I will bring them forth from it again.' "His soul is then returned to his body and two angels come to him. They make him sit up
What Makes You Cry? Maybe this question is common to you already and found so many answers from your friends or even in the internet or other social site users' blogs. Say for example, others said that you cried as a result of slicing onions by you or by somebody besides you. Others said that she/he cried because his/her eyes got that dust from the road or somewhere. Or something hit my eyes that I suddenly cried. Well, there are a lot of reasons why you cry. Here are some friends answers why they cry: 1.Answer from Thannisan A number of things make my eyes tear up... the death or the pending death of someone close to me -- parents, family, friends, pets or just a worthwhile and courageous person's story will do it. The last lecture works a number on me. I can also get tearful at a movie. However, the ones with elegant endings that make all the negative factors into a beautiful finish will really do it. Virtuoso violin music will do it every time... especially selections like Ave Maria or Pachelbel's Canon. It seems that beautiful music opens a window to the spiritual, that you suddenly can feel the beauty waiting there. Many other forms of music do the same for me -- including "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Books can cause tears -- there is a children's book called "Velveteen Rabbit" that does it every time. Even sunsets and intensely beautiful natural experiences -- like seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time can bring me close to tears. Just thinking about the loss of childhood friends, ambitions, locations, and family can do it as can the lover that never quite became permanent. Life's frustrations and injustices. however, usually bring out anger -- usually cold anger and resolve rather than tearful hot anger. I would probably be better off with the tears. I like the question. 2. Answer from ranger2 My friends who did not make
About Heaven Many faiths believe in a Heaven, and they also believe that by living a good life they will be admitted after death through the golden gates. Bahá'í faith The Bahá'í Faith regards the conventional description of heaven (and hell) as a specific place as symbolic. The Bahá'í writings describe heaven as a "spiritual condition" where closeness to God is defined as heaven; conversely hell is seen as a state of remoteness from God. Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, has stated that the nature of the life of the soul in the afterlife is beyond comprehension in the physical plane, but has stated that the soul will retain its consciousness and individuality and remember its physical life; the soul will be able to recognize other souls and communicate with them. For Bahá'ís, entry into the next life has the potential to bring great joy. Bahá'u'lláh likened death to the process of birth. He explains: "The world beyond is as different from this world as this world is different from that of the child while still in the womb of its mother." The analogy to the womb in many ways summarizes the Bahá'í view of earthly existence: just as the womb constitutes an important place for a person's initial physical development, the physical world provides for the development of the individual soul. Accordingly, Bahá'ís view life as a preparatory stage, where one can develop and perfect those qualities which will be needed in the next life.The key to spiritual progress is to follow the path outlined by the current Manifestation of God, which Bahá'ís believe is currently Bahá'u'lláh. Bahá'u'lláh wrote, "Know thou, of a truth, that if the soul of man hath walked in the ways of God, it will, assuredly return and be gathered to the glory of the Beloved." The Bahá'í teachings state that there exists a hierarchy of souls in the afterlife, where the merits of each soul determines their place in the hierarchy, and that souls lower in the hierarchy cannot completely understand the station of those above. Each soul can continue to progress in the afterlife, but the soul's development is not entirely dependent on its own conscious efforts, the nature of which we are not aware, but also augmented by the grace of God, the prayers of others, and good deeds performed by others on Earth in the name of that person. Buddhism In Buddhism there are several heavens, all of which are still part of samsara (illusionary reality). Those who accumulate good karma may be reborn in one of them. However, their stay in the heaven is not eternal—eventually they will use up their good karma and will undergo a different rebirth into another realm, as humans, animals or other beings. Because heaven is temporary and part of samsara, Buddhists focus more on escaping the cycle of rebirth and reaching enlightenment (Nirvana). According to Buddhist cosmology the universe is impermanent and beings transmigrate through a number of existential "planes" in which this human world is only one "realm" or "path". These are traditionally envisioned as a vertical continuum with the heavens existing above the human realm, and the realms of the animals, Hungry ghosts and hell beings existing beneath it. According to Jan Chozen Bays in her book, Jizo: Guardian of Children, Travelers, and Other Voyagers, the realm of the asura is a later refinement of the heavenly realm and was inserted between the human realm and the heavens. One important Buddhist heaven is the Trāyastriṃśa, which resembles Olympus of Greek mythology. In the Mahayana world view, there are also pure lands which lie outside this continuum and are created by the Buddhas upon attaining enlightenment. These should not be confused with the heavens as the pure lands are abodes of Buddhas, which the heavens are not and heavens are looked at "impermanent" places to be reincarnated in, as heavenly beings still have to die and be reincarnated into lower realms. This confusion can be made worse when writers use such words 'paradise' to denote such pure lands. One notable Buddhist pure land is the Pure Land of Amitabha Buddha. Rebirth in the pure land of Amitabha is seen as an assurance of Buddhahood for once reborn there, beings do not fall back into cyclical existence unless they choose to do so to save other beings, the goal of Buddhism being the obtainment of enlightenment and freeing oneself and others from the birth-death cycle. One of the Buddhist Sutras states that a hundred years of our existence is equal to one day and one night in the world of the thirty-three gods. Thirty such days add up to their one month. Twelve such months become their one year, while they live for a thousand such years though existence in the heavens is ultimately finite and the beings who reside there will reappear in other realms based on their karma. The Tibetan word Bardo means literally "intermediate state". In Sanskrit the concept has the name antarabhāva. Chinese faiths Chinese Zhou Dynasty Oracle script for Tian, the character for Heaven or sky. In the native Chinese Confucian traditions Heaven (Tian) is an important concept, where the ancestors reside and from which emperors drew their mandate to rule in their dynastic propaganda, for example. Heaven is a key concept in Chinese mythology, philosophies and religions, and is on one end of the spectrum a synonym of Shangdi ("Supreme Deity") and on the other naturalistic end, a synonym for nature and the sky. The Chinese term for Heaven, Tian (天), derives from the name of the supreme deity
The Love of American Dream: USA Philippine Islands Why there are many Filipinos in the United States of America than any other countries of the world? We cannot deny the truth that most Filipinos are still dreaming to come
Superstitions Belief: A Belief Of An Illiterate Man Author's Note: Being literate need not necessarily mean the person is educated. A man who is believing and practicing superstitions, is deviating himself from A True Believer of ALMIGHTY GOD. Superstitions are as old as darkness itself. Over a period of time, superstitious beliefs have rooted themselves firmly in our society, so much so that it is virtually impossible for the person to ignore them. They have made a place for themselves in all the walks of life, including politics and sports. Politicians resorting to the astrological predictions is not at all rare. On the other hand, examples of superstitions in sports include cricketers carrying a colored handkerchief in their pocket, or soccer players putting their right foot first when they enter the field. Such superstitious practices are found all over the world. While Africa is (in)famous for its voodoo culture, India has its own customs wherein animals are sacrificed to appease the gods. The problem arises when these very superstitions turn out to be a hindrance for the society, or any living beings for that matter. Basically, superstitious beliefs and practices are illogical assumptions based on one particular incident, and followed by the gullible.
Mental Lapse? It’s normal to forget things every now and then. We’ve all misplaced our keys, blanked on an acquaintance’s name, or forgotten a phone number we’ve dialed a hundred times before. When we’re young, we don’t tend to pay much mind to these lapses, but as we grow older, sometimes we worry about what they mean. When an adult person forgets how to cook a meal or becomes lost on familiar daily tasks, then he is said to have that mental lapse. Likwise, when a student suddenly staring into space for long periods, then he might also have that mental block out! However, this mental lapse is mostly found in and aging people. According to medical findings that mental lapse in aging people is a sign of alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia (always forgetful). People with three or four of the following symptoms met the criteria for having mental lapses: Feeling drowsy or lethargic all the time or several times per day despite getting enough sleep the night before Sleeping two or more hours before 7 p.m. Having times when the person’s flow of ideas seems disorganized, unclear, or not logical Staring into space for long periods Furthermore, many mental abilities are largely unaffected by normal aging, such as: Your ability to do the things you’ve always done and continue to do often The wisdom and knowledge you’ve acquired from life experience Your innate common sense Your ability to form reasonable arguments and judgments Exercise regularly. Regular exercise boosts brain growth factors and encourages the development of new brain cells. Exercise also reduces the risk for disorders that lead to memory loss, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Exercise also makes a huge difference in managing stress and alleviating anxiety and depression—all of which leads to a healthier brain.
My Own Version Of Origin Of Politics! Before we go on through this blog, may I redefine that Stateman is different from a Politician. Stateman is always considered a patriot or nationalist while the Politician is a man who maybe the reason why the state is exploited. However, there were/are also politicians who are statemen. And thanks to these good politicians, who are always striving to win the elections even they are cheated by their opponents-dirty-politicians, they still playing as a minority
The Wonders Of Saliva In Human: Saliva, science has revealed, is much more than water. It is packed with proteins that help control the teeming hordes of microbes in our mouths. It is stuffed with substances that make our spit stringy, stop our teeth from dissolving and help heal wounds. It is brimming with a plethora of hormones and other chemicals revealing anything from whether one smokes to whether one is stressed. Thus it's no wonder that trouble starts brewing when mouths dry out. Cavities blossom like flowers in spring. Tongues become sore and fissured, and breeding grounds for yeast. In a spit-depleted
How The Hair Grows? The human hair doesn't simply grow out of the skin like it had immeasurable organic resources. Hair is not like fresh grass that you can just cut, cut, and expect that nothing would happen. Upon closer examination, it would be revealed that the business of growing hair is more complex that it looks. The Dermal Papillae As you might have already come across in other references, the dermal papillae are actually the hair 'originators'. This is because it is in these biological sites that hair cells are continually reproduced and transformed to the hair shaft, as we know it. What happens when the dermal papillae are destroyed? In certain cases, like second-degree burns and failed attempts at a hair transplant, the dermal papillae's basic structure might be altered for good. Does this mean that these sites will halt in producing hair cells? Fortunately, the answer is a resound "no". The human body is so efficient in repairing and regenerating itself that damaged dermal papillae are actually regenerated and re-activated
The Origin Of Clothes In ancient times, there were no textile industries or clothing stores. Cavemen wore animal leathers and furs. Evidently, this first fashion trend had a lot of success, since it is trendy still to this day, with some obvious differences of course. Looms appeared seven thousand years ago, and knitted fabric began to be produced during the Middle Ages. Natural elements such as silk, wool and cotton were very important until the 19th century. Synthetic fibers appeared in the last decades. With the coming of the great industrial production, clothes, in a high percentage, were no longer hand-made products. Since the end of the 20th century, there was a massive interest towards clothes made with artificial fibers, and this was mostly due to the fact that women started working
Why Human Clone Is Banned? Resources: Wikipedia Human cloning is the creation of a genetically identical copy of a human. It does not usually refer to monozygotic multiple births nor the reproduction of human cells or tissue. The ethics of cloning is an extremely controversial issue. The term is generally used to refer to artificial human cloning; human clones in the form of identical twins are commonplace, with their cloning occurring during the natural process of reproduction. There are two commonly discussed types of human cloning: therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning. Therapeutic cloning involves cloning cells from an adult for use in medicine and is an active area of research. Reproductive cloning would involve making cloned humans. Such reproductive cloning has not been performed and is illegal in many countries. A third type of cloning called replacement cloning is a theoretical possibility, and would be a combination of therapeutic and reproductive cloning. Replacement cloning would entail the replacement of an extensively damaged, failed, or failing body through cloning followed by whole or partial brain transplant. Ethical issues of cloning:Ethical Law: Main article: Ethics of cloning Because of recent technological advancements, the cloning of animals (and potentially humans) has been an issue. The Catholic Church and many religious organizations oppose all forms of cloning, on the grounds that life begins at conception. Judaism does not equate life with conception and, though some question the wisdom of cloning, Orthodox rabbis generally find no firm reason in Jewish law and ethics to object to cloning. From the standpoint of classical liberalism, concerns also exist regarding the protection of the identity of the individual and the right to protect one's genetic identity. Gregory Stock is a scientist and outspoken critic against restrictions on cloning research. Bioethicist Gregory Pence also attacks the idea of criminalizing attempts to clone humans. The social implications of an artificial human production scheme were famously explored in Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World. On December 28, 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the consumption of meat and other products from cloned animals. Cloned-animal products were said to be virtually indistinguishable from the non-cloned animals. Furthermore, companies would not be required to provide labels informing the consumer that the meat comes from a cloned animal. Critics have raised objections to the FDA's approval of cloned-animal products for human consumption, arguing that the FDA's research was inadequate, inappropriately limited, and of questionable scientific validity. Several consumer-advocate groups are working to encourage a tracking program that would allow consumers to become more aware of cloned-animal products within their food. Joseph Mendelson, legal director of the Center for Food Safety, said that cloned food still should be labeled since safety and ethical issues about it remain questionable. Carol Tucker Foreman, director of food policy at the Consumer Federation of America, stated that FDA does not consider the fact that the results of some studies revealed that cloned animals have increased rates of mortality and deformity at birth. United Nations On December 14, 2001, the United Nations General Assembly began elaborating an international convention against the reproductive cloning of humans. A broad coalition of States, including Spain, Italy, the Philippines, the United States, Costa Rica and the Holy See sought to extend the debate to ban all forms of human cloning, noting that, in their view, therapeutic human cloning violates human dignity. Costa Rica proposed the adoption of an international convention to ban all forms of Human Cloning. Unable to reach a consensus on a binding convention, in March 2005 a non-binding United Nations Declaration on Human Cloning calling for the ban of all forms of Human Cloning contrary to human dignity, was finally adopted. Australia Australia had prohibited human cloning, though as of December 2006, a bill legalising therapeutic cloning and the creation of human embryos for stem cell research passed the House of Representatives. Within certain regulatory limits, and subject to the effect of state legislation, therapeutic cloning is now legal in some parts of Australia. European Union The European Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine prohibits human cloning in one of its additional protocols, but this protocol has been ratified only by Greece, Spain and Portugal. The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union explicitly prohibits reproductive human cloning. The charter is legally binding for the institutions of the European Union under the Treaty of Lisbon. United States In 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2007, the United States House of Representatives voted whether to ban all human cloning, both reproductive and therapeutic. Each time, divisions in the Senate over therapeutic cloning prevented either competing proposal (a ban on both forms or reproductive cloning only) from passing. On Mar 10, 2010 a bill (HR 4808) was introduced with a section banning federal funding for human cloning. Such a law, if passed, would not prevent research from occurring in private institutions (such as universities) that have both private and federal funding. There are currently no federal laws in the United States which ban cloning completely, and any such laws would raise difficult Constitutional questions similar to the issues raised by abortion. Thirteen American states (Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, North Dakota, New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia) ban reproductive cloning and three states (Arizona, Maryland, Missouri) prohibit use of public funds for such activities. United Kingdom On January 14, 2001 the British government passed The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Research Purposes) Regulations 2001 to amend the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 by extending allowable reasons for embryo research to permit research around stem cells and cell nuclear replacement, thus allowing therapeutic cloning. However, on 15 November 2001, a pro-life group won a High Court legal challenge, which struck down the regulation and effectively left all forms of cloning unregulated in the UK. Their hope was that Parliament would fill this gap by passing prohibitive legislation. Parliament was quick to pass the Human Reproductive Cloning Act 2001 which explicitly prohibited reproductive cloning. The remaining gap with regard to therapeutic cloning was closed when the appeals courts reversed the previous decision of the High Court. The first licence was granted on August 11, 2004 to researchers at the University of Newcastle to allow them to investigate treatments for diabetes, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, a major review of fertility legislation, repealed the 2001 Cloning Act by making amendments of similar effect to the 1990 Act. The 2008 Act also allows experiments on hybrid human-animal embryos. Religious objections The Roman Catholic Church, under the papacy of Benedict XVI, has condemned the practice of human cloning, in the magisterial instruction Dignitas Personae, stating that it represents a "grave offense to
Most Flexible People In The World Contortionism is a form of human-motion entertainment based on body flexibilty. The following are the most flexible people in the world! Watch their videos:
Wishing On A Falling Star Everytime we saw a falling star, my friends momentarily stopped playing our game and make a wish. That was my childhood days. But even up to now, as I always observed that many people still making a wish when they saw a falling star in the night time. They think and believed falling star or shooting star can grant their wishes. This practice has been in existence since ancient times. We will discuss farther the people experiences have had these natural wonders. Can a shooting star really fullfill someones wish? Is there any real proof? Or is the whole idea just another myth? The fact is falling star or shooting star is not a star at all. It is in fact a meteoroid according
Errata Of Life You may wonder why I titled this blog as 'Errata Of Life'. Before we discuss further, let's examine what is the meaning of 'Errata' in the dictionary. According to any dictionary: Errata means 'a list of errors and their correction inserted, usually on a seperate page or slip, in a book or other publication'. Now, what is the relevance of this word to our lives? Can we do or apply this word to our lives? The first question will be answered through answering first the second question and expounding it. Definitely yes! Errata as we known it already, is practically authored
That's My Boy! How many times you'd heard this praise phrase in your life since childhood up to now? Perhaps you cannot count those moments when you're heart and head became big by this praise phrase beginning from your beloved parents, teachers, game coach, and till from your office boss. Those events in your life were the reasons you earned this phrase. Probably you'd done a good things towards your parents, or you perfected the spelling contest as expected by your teachers, or you became champion in a tournament that your coah became proud of you because his efforts was not a waste but fruitful, or you were a deligent and dedicated employee that your boss was not hesitant in nominating you as the best employee your office or company
Safety Engineering Observation #6: Why Philippines is the World's Strongest Country Against Natural Disasters? Answer: Because Storm/Hurricane/Typhoon Yolanda or Haiyan is Category 5! What is Category 5 in Storm/Hurricane/Typhoon? Below i
The Origin Of Toothbrush: Miswak Introduction: People keep on brushing their teeth without knowing where it comes or how it looks like it was before it evolved to what they commonly use now. Quranic Name: Khamt Sciencetific name: Salvadora persica L. Family: Salvadoraceae Arabic Name: Shajar-e-Miswak, Al-arak, Khardal English name : Tooth brush tree. Common name: Miswak or Siwak Beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) first used this Miswak stick. Benefits of Using the Miswak Stick for Toothbrushing Some benefits for using the Miswak Stick for brushing your teeth are: The Miswak stick is biodegradable. No need to litter the landfills with plastic toothbrushes. They are inexpensive. The average cost for one stick is less than a name brand toothbrush. It is an all natural source of fluoride. Leaves your mouth with a fresh feeling and flavor. No need to use toothpaste. Experience a piece of what the nomadic Arabs did in ancient times. What Does Miswak Taste Like? Miswak sticks taste
Muslims Inventions That Shaped The World 1. Surgery Around the year 1,000, the celebrated doctor Al Zahrawi published a 1,500 page illustrated encyclopedia of surgery that was used in Europe as a medical reference for the next 500 years. Among his many inventions, Zahrawi discovered the use of dissolving cat gut to stitch wounds -- beforehand a second surgery had to be performed to remove sutures. He also reportedly performed the first caesarean operation and created the first pair of forceps. 2. Coffee Now the Western world's drink du jour, coffee was first brewed in Yemen around the 9th century. In its earliest days, coffee helped Sufis stay up during late nights of devotion. Later brought to Cairo by a group of students, the coffee buzz soon caught on around the empire. By the 13th century it reached Turkey, but not until the 16th century did the beans start boiling in Europe, brought to Italy by a Venetian trader. 3. Flying machine "Abbas ibn Firnas was the first person to make a real attempt to construct a flying machine and fly," said Hassani. In the 9th century he designed a winged apparatus, roughly resembling a bird costume. In his most famous trial near Cordoba in Spain, Firnas flew upward for a few moments, before falling to the ground and partially breaking his back.
The Origin of Underwear A man's merit is largely determined by the clothes he wears. So, logically, a man's undergarments provides the necessary foundation for his outward appearance. A history lesson... Underwear, apparently, reflects our society. One can only guess what ancient people wore under their robes and tunics. Throughout early Greece, Rome and Egypt, one rule held: the higher your status in society, the more clothes you wore. Slaves often wore nothing at all. The status-conscious Victorians took underwear to fussy extremes of modesty and functionality. It was the era in which underwear became an "unmentionable" and the term "lingerie" came into use. Men's underwear has not always been a fashion statement. Any kind of undergarment that did not bulge, sag, chafe, gap, bind or shrink in the wash was deemed adequate enough. A man's needs were generally simpler then, and the classic long-handles with the posterior two-button flap were worn just about anywhere except blatantly out in public. Well, in reference to the modern-day boxer short, have times really changed so dramatically? Ancient Beginnings Would it be so wrong to assume that Adam's legendary fig leaf was the first article of underwear? YES! Why? Well, mostly because it didn't go under anything. The precise origin of men's undergarments is very difficult to pinpoint. One thing is certain: the male anatomy has always served as the blueprint for the design of his underclothes. Specially fabricated for the contours of the body and made of resistant, washable fabrics, men's underwear has always been chiefly practical rather than decorative. Approximately 5,341 years ago, loin cloths were a common sight. Some mountaineers hiking through the Tyrolean alps in 1991 stumbled upon the frozen corpse of a man believed to be from that era. Among the tattered remains of his clothing was a leather loincloth. The loincloth is without a doubt the primary antecedent to contemporary underwear. Even as recently as World War II, the loincloth had enjoyed continued popularity among the Japanese,
Origin Of Shampoo While people have been washing their hair for centuries, if not millennia, the usage of commercial shampoo is relatively new. Prehistoric records indicate that humans were using soaproot or even yucca to clean their hair, but shampooing is a whole other process. History To understand the origin of shampoo, we need to first look at the etymology of the word. While there is some argument over the exact origin, most believe it can be traced to the Hindi origins of "champo." This refers to a head massage technique that used oils and was found in India in the 1700s. British colonialists took the word and the techniques back to Britain and in the mid-1800s, when shampoo
History Of Baby Diapers When you think of diapers today, you generally think of Pampers or some other brand that is extra soft to protect your babyâ€™s skin yet strong enough to hold all the things they are supposed to for a long period of time. However, how much do you know about the history of diapers? What do you know about the diapers used 50 years ago or even 1000? Probably not very much. This article will attempt to shed some light on the history of diapers. Not too long ago, cloth diapers were the â€œinâ€ thing. In fact, during the last century, cloth diapers were the best way to handle those accidents by baby until disposable diapers were introduced. Other plastic coverings for cloth diapers were introduced before this. A real disposable diaper was not available until the â€˜40s, and even then, they were a luxury that few could afford. This means that for thousands of years, individuals had to deal with baby bowel movements in other ways. Elizabethan times allowed for a cloth type of diaper, however, it was changed so infrequently that several days worth of waste accumulated. Other ancient diapers consisted of animal skins, moss, linens, leaves, and the like. Some babies in tropical environments never had ancient diapers at all because they were mostly naked! The history of diapers began a major evolution in the early 1800s. At this time cloth diapers were used, however they were rarely washed but just dried before reapplying. However, individuals started to realize the importance of diapers in protecting furniture, and more importantly, their babyâ€™s skin. Soon, cloth diapers began improving somewhat, as well as the hygiene. The 1940s experienced a bit of revolution, but it would be the â€˜60s and â€˜70s that saw a major development in disposable diapers. In the 1950's, there was another big change in the diaper. Mrs. Hellerman - owner of a diaper service in Milwaukee - went to the Kendall Company, which made CurityÂ® brand diapers, with a new invention. It was a fold that put extra cotton layers in the center of the diaper and made it the right size for most babies. The fold was sewn shut, and the prefolded diaper was born. The history of diapers only continued to improve throughout the â€™80s and â€˜90s with new technology, lighter yet more absorbent fabric, and cute designs. Today, diapers are becoming more comfortable, thinner, and environmentally sound. Comparing todayâ€™s diapers with ancient diapers, or even cloth diapers, one can see a major difference. Yet diapers still continue to change. The history of diapers looks as if it will continue on forever. Diaper Timeline: Ancient Times - Documents show that babies born in ancient times may have used Milkweed leaf wraps, animal skins, and other natural resources. Babies were â€œwrapped in swaddling bandsâ€ (antiquity or strips of linen
Explanation of The Unseen World The existence of the Jinn race is based on the Qur’an and authentic hadith. Similar to angels, jinns are part of the unseen world. The word “jinn” comes from an Arabic root meaning “hidden from sight.” Jinn are commonly referred to as spirits. The world of the jinn is separate from the world of man, with its own distinct nature. Their Creation: The jinn race was created before mankind, but after the creation of the angels. Iblis is the first jinn and is believed to be the father of the jinn race, just as Adam (peace be upon him) is the father of mankind. This is mentioned in the following verse of the Qur’an and hadith: “And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame of fire.” [15:27] Their Purpose: The jinn have the same destiny and fate as man. The jinn race has been given the freewill to decide to submit to Allah or choose to be ungrateful. They have also been sent Messengers from among their own, but the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was the last prophet and messenger, sent to both mankind and the jinn race. “And I (Allah) created not the jinns and men, except that they should worship Me (Alone).” [51:56] Similar to man, the jinns will be reckoned on the Day of Judgment: “‘O ye assembly of jinns and men! Came there not unto you Messengers from amongst you, setting forth unto you My signs, and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?’ They will say: ‘We bear witness against ourselves.’ It was the life of this world that deceived them. So against themselves will they bear witness that they rejected Faith.” [6:130] They are Part of The Unseen: Allah (The Exalted and Glorified) through His Mercy for man, has placed a veil over the eyes of mankind, so they cannot see the jinn. However, animals may see the jinn. For example, horses and dogs can see the jinn. It is also the case that the jinn can see man. The jinn reside in their own realm on Earth, existing parallel to the world of man. This is mentioned in the following verses of the Qur’an: “Soon shall We settle your affairs, O both ye worlds!” [55:31] “O ye Children of Adam! Let not Iblis (Satan) seduce you, in the same manner as he got your parents out of the Garden, stripping them of their raiment, to expose their shame: for he and his tribe watch you from a position where ye cannot see them: We made the devils [i.e. evil jinn] friends (only) to those without faith.” [7:27] Types of Jinn: The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) mentioned that there were three different types of jinn: Abu Tha’labah al-Khushani said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “The jinn are of three types: a type that has wings, and they fly through the air; a type that looks like snakes and dogs; and a type that stops for a rest then resumes its journey [i.e. they appear to be nomadic].” [Reported by al-Tahhaawi in Mushkil al-Athaar, 4/95, and by al-Tabaraani in al-Kabeer, 22/214. Shaykh al-Albaani said in al-Mishkaat (2/1206, no. 4148): al-Tahhaawi and Abu’l-Shaykh reported it with a saheeh isnaad] Their Abilities: The jinns have abilities beyond that of human beings. Some jinn can fly, they can appear in different forms, travel quickly, and have an extraordinary level of strength. Their bodies can also be sustained underneath the ground, underwater, or in outer space (i.e. flying near the Earth in the lowest heaven). The jinn have a much longer lifespan than humans, but they eventually die. Due to the fact that the bodies of the jinn were created from fire, when they die, their bodies evaporate into the air. Unlike man, whose body was created from the Earth, this is why humans decay and become one with the Earth when they die. The jinn may also appear in the guise of other creatures. For example, jinns can take the form of humans. This is mentioned in the following hadith: Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) put me in charge of guarding the zakah of Ramadan. Someone came to me and started scooping up some of the food, and I said, “By Allah, I will take you to the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).”-He [the thief] complained of being in need and having dependents, so Abu Hurayrah took pity on him and let him go. This happened three times, and on the third occasion, -Abu Hurayrah said: “I will take you to the Messenger of Allah. This is the third time and each time you say that you will not come back, then you come back.” He [the thief] said, “Let me go and I will teach you something by means of which Allah will benefit you.” I said: “What is it?” he said: “When you go to bed, recite Ayat al-Kursi, “Allah. There is no god but He, the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal…” [2:255], until you complete the verse. Then you will always have a protector
How Tilapia Fish Came To Philippines? Celebrating Egypt's Gift: Tilapia Timpla't Tikim By SOL VANZI February 16, 2011, 12:20pm Originally from the waters of the Nile, the Tilapia first reached the Philippines in 1950, via Bangkok and Mozambique, through the efforts of Dr. Deogracias V. Villadolid, Director of the Bureau of Fisheries. The scientist saw it as a solution to world hunger; voracious eaters and prolific breeders, the fish grew fast and survived in the most trying conditions. Ironically, fishpond owners immediately labeled it a pest for the very same reasons. TOO MUCH, TOO SOON -- Without any proper orientation, over-eager fishpond owners rushed to raise the new variety but committed the fatal mistake of letting Tilapia fingerlings loose in the same ponds with Bangus and Sugpo fry. Within weeks, the Lumot and Lablab (seaweeds) were gone, fattening the early-maturing Tilapia while starving the Bangus and Sugpo. Soon, the ponds were swarming with millions of baby Tilapia, which contributed to oxygen and food deprivation in the over-populated waters. Aggressive Tilapia started feeding on the original residents of the pond and that’s when fishpond owners declared war: no more Tilapia in their fish farms. They dried out the ponds in an effort to get rid of even the tiniest trace of the imported species, a task they soon found out was next to impossible. Seemingly out of thin air, the hardy Tilapia re-appeared once water was returned to the ponds; in weeks they were once more reproducing like crazy. In my barrio, neighbors were encouraged to catch Tilapia from
Phillipines: Home Of The World's Longests! Longest Serving Editor in the World Sy Yinchow, an 84-year-old Filipino-Chinese journalist living in Manila's Binondo district, is perhaps the world's longest-serving, living editor-in-chief of daily newspapers. As of 2003, Sy was still serving the chief editor of the United Daily News, a leading Chinese-language daily in the Philippines. He has been an editor-in-chief of Manila-based publications for 58 years since 1945, surpassing the record of Sir Etienne Dupuch who had served as the editor-in-chief of the Nassau Daily Tribune in the Bahamas for only 53 years from 1919 to 1972. Aside from his colorful journalism career, Sy has written 20 books and translated over 100 English and 72 French poems into Chinese. He is an honorary president of the Hong Kong-based World Association of Chinese Writers and a fellow of the International Writing Programme of the University of Iowa. Longest Barbecue in the World On April 30, 2002, about 50,000 people participated in the "Kalutan ed Dagupan" festival in Dagupan City (Pangasinan province, Northern Luzon, Philippines) to help grill and partake of the 1,001-meter long barbecue, that broke the previous World Record of 613 meter-long barbecue grilled in Canchia, Peru on November 13, 1999. The people of the city used hundreds of grills, each measuring 1.2-meter long, to cook the barbecue. The grills' total measure was about 800 meters long, enough to surpass the Peruvian record. The barbecue consisted of bangus (milkfish), pork, chicken, vegetables and cold cuts. A video footage was sent to the Guinness Book of World Records for validation. (Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer) Longest Mat in the World The people of the agricultural town of Basey, Samar own the distinction of having weaved the world's longest mat, or "banig" in the local parlance. During the town's Banigan-Kawayan Festival on September 29, 2000, hundreds of people paraded the mat, which extended for more than a kilometer. The one-meter wide mat has been weaved for several weeks by groups of people from the different barangays of Basey. While the mat was not submitted as an entry to the Guinness Book of World Records, Basey Mayor Wilfredo Estorninos described the feat as a source of pride for all Basaynons. Each year, the town, which has weaving as its prime industry, comes
Holidays Around The World Part 10 Public holidays in Gibraltar 1 January – New Year's Day second Monday of March –Commonwealth Day 21 March –Good Friday– variable 24 March –Easter Monday– variable 2 May (First Monday of May) –May Day 30 May (Last Monday of May) –Spring Bank Holiday 18 June –Queen's Birthday– variable 29 August (Last Monday of August) – Late SummerBank Holiday 10 September –Gibraltar National Day 24 December –Christmas Eve 25 December – Christmas Day 26 December –Boxing Day Public holiday in Jersey 9 May - Liberation Day Public holidays in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha New Year's Day (January 1) Good Friday Easter Monday Queen's Birthday(3rd Monday in April) St. HelenaDay (May 21) Ascension Day(Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha only) Whit Monday Ratting Day (Tristan da Cunha only) Anniversary Day (August 14) (Tristan da Cunha only) August Bank Holiday (not Tristan da Cunha) Christmas Day Boxing Day (26 or 27 December) Public holidays in the United States The United States federal government designates national holidays (see below) for federal employees only. State and local governments generally observe these holidays as well as many state holidays. A basic list of holidays as seen on a 2011 calendar: 1 January – New Year's Day 17 January – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (3rd Monday of January, traditionally 15 Jan.) 2 February – Groundhog Day 12 February – Lincoln's Birthday 14 February – Valentine's Day 21 February – Presidents Day (officially George Washington's Birthday; 3rd Monday of February, traditionally 22 Feb.) 8 March – Fat Tuesday (always the day before Lent starts) 9 March – Ash Wednesday (Christian; movable; First day of the 40-day Lent Season – ending Palm Sunday) 17 March – St. Patrick's Day (Originating in Ireland) 20 March 2010 – Vernal Equinox (based on sun) 17 April – Palm Sunday (Christian; Sunday before Easter) 29 March 2010 – First day of Passover (Jewish; movable based on Jewish calendar) 30 March – National Doctors' Day (always on 30 March) 1 April – April Fools' Day 22 April – Good Friday (Christian; Friday before Easter) 24 April – Easter Sunday (Christian; movable; Sunday after first full moon during spring) 25 April – Easter Monday (Christian; Monday after Easter) 6 April 2010 – Last Day of Passover (Jewish; moveable, based on Jewish Calendar) 18 April – Patriots' Day/Marathon Monday (New England and Wisconsin only)(3rd Monday of April) 22 April – Earth Day 29 April –
Why Philippines Cannot Just Print & Print More Money? Is money the root of all evils? Let's see. If we print more money, naturally prices will rise such that we’re no better off than we were before. Consider this scenario: Let’s suppose the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) decides to increase the money supply by mailing every man, woman, and child an envelope full of money. What would people do with that money? Some of that money will be saved, some might go toward paying off debt like mortgages and credit cards, but
Where Is My Reading Glass Came From? Origin of the Eyeglass Lens The origin of reading bifocals begins with the origin of magnification, which dates all the way back to Egyptian hieroglyphs around 700 BC. The earliest written record of such magnification appears to be the first century AD when Seneca the Younger, a tutor of Emperor Nero, wrote how small letters could be made more large and clear using a “globe or glass filled with water.” Appropriately, there is written evidence that Emperor Nero’s enjoyment of gladiator games was improved by the use of a vision-correcting lens in the form of an emerald. Later, many believe corrective lenses of some form were utilized by Abbas Ibn Firnas in the 9th century AD. Abbas Ibn Firnas developed a method to create clear glass. He shaped and polished the glass into rocks of round he called reading stones. The earliest concrete evidence of these sorts of magnifying devices (utilizing a convex lens to magnify an image) seems to be the Book of Optics, published by Alhazen in about 1021. Translating this vital source of knowledge into Latin during the 12th century led to the earliest eyeglasses as we know them, which were developed around 1284 in Florence, Italy, by the Dominican friar Alessandro della Spina and his associate, physicist Salvino D’Armati. Salvino D’Armati and the First Eyeglasses In fact, Salvino D’Armati (also spelled Salvino D’Armate and Salvino D’Armato, which means “son of Armato”, or Salvino degli Armati) alone is most often credited
Sweaty Palms, Sweaty Feet, & Sweaty Armpit Sweaty Palms, is known medically as Palmar Hyperhidrosis, or Excessive Hand Sweating. Sweaty palms is the most common form of hyperhidrosis for those suffering from excessive sweating. Excessive hand sweating or sweaty palms is a clinical situation where patients find difficulties in performing daily social and functional activities. Sweaty Feet (Plantar Hyperhidrosis) Most patients who have sweaty hands will also have sweaty feet, known medically as Plantar Hyperhidrosis. Excessive foot sweating can be as severe as hand sweating. Problems in everyday life such as social and functional settings can be difficult. Shoes can be ruined, sandals cannot be worn, heels can be too difficult to wear, and foot odor and fungal infection can become problematic. It can lead to marital problems as well as difficulties at the work place. The odor and the discomfort caused by excessive foot sweating (plantar hyperhidrosis) can lead to difficulties that are not well known in the medical community. Sweaty Armpit (Axillary Hyperhidrosis) Axillary hyperhidrosis, (also known as armpit sweating) is the medical term used for excessive sweating in the armpit of a person. All human beings have some sort of armpit sweating but for about 1% of the population axillary hyperhidrosis involves extreme, dripping sweat in the armpit area. This type of excessive armpit(axillary) sweating is resistant to all types of deodorants and odor controlling medications. At times the excessive axillary sweating is accompanied by the more known entity of palmar hyperhidrosis or excessive hand sweating. Axillary sweating or excessive armpit sweating as an isolated type of excessive sweating presents surgeons a somewhat complicated and difficult issue. The sweat glands in the armpit area are made of two types of sweat glands; Apocrine and Eccrine glands. Simple & Affordable Remedies: For Sweaty Palms • Fill a bowl with warm water and add two tea bags in it. Green tea and sage tea are the best choices. Let the tea steep for ten minutes or so and place both your hands in the blend. Soak
About Dry Seals & Ink Stamps Seals are used to authenticate documents, applied directly to the face of the document, or attached to the document by cords or ribbons (often in the owner's liveries), or to a narrow strip of the document, sliced and folded down, as a tail but not detached from the document. This helped maintain authenticity by not allowing the reuse of the seal. If a forger tried to remove the seal in the first case, it would break. In the other cases, although the forger could remove the seal intact by ripping the cords from the paper, he would still have to separate the cords to attach it to another document, which would destroy the seal as well because the cords had knots tied in them inside the wax seal. Most governments still attach seals to letters patent. While many instruments required seals for validity (i.e. the deed or covenant) it is rather uncommon for private citizens to use seals anymore, although in some parts of the world it remains common in private and public sector business. Seals were used both to seal the item to prevent tampering, as well as to provide proof that the item was actually from the sender and was not a forgery. To seal a letter, for example, a letter writer would compose the letter, fold it over, pour wax over the joint formed by the top of the page of paper, and then impress a ring, metal stamp, or other device. Governments would often send letters to citizens under the governmental seal for their eyes only. These were called letters secret. Seals are no longer commonly used in this way, except for ceremonial purposes. Notaries still use seals on a daily basis. Each registered notary has an individual personal seal, registered with the authorities. A signature alone is considered insufficient to authenticate a document of any kind in business, and all managers, as well as many book-keepers and other employees, have personal seals, normally just containing text, with their name and their position. These are applied to all letters, invoices issued, and similar documents. In Europe these are today plastic self-inking stamps. Seals are also affixed on architectural
My Homemade Perfume from Your Flower Gardens (This is dedicated to my friends who are lovers of free perfumes) Disregarding the origin of perfume from ancient times, I wish to share this little knowledge I learned from my father when I was a kid. Accordingly, this is how I prepare my homemade perfume from your flower gardens: Materials and Tools needed: 1. Flowers by your own selection with pleasant smells. Please pick/include good smelling flower with sticky sap like Sampaguita; 2. Clean Containers; 3. Clean Potable water; 4. Clean Cloth filter; 5. Clean Mortar and Pestle; 6. Clean Boiling/Cooking Pot; and 7. Heating/Cooking Source As soon as you prepared those Materials and tools, steps on making perfume are the following: Step 1. Get flowers you know
OFWs' Testimonials About Philhealth From Society of Engineers and Architects - OFW Philippines Aparcheper Global Moderator Newbie Posts: 6 Re: Is Philhealth Helpful To OFW? « Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 04:01:23 AM » maganda usapan asan na pera..... Logged allan.tarawi Global Moderator Newbie Posts: 14 Re: Is Philhealth Helpful To OFW? « Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 08:31:08 AM » asan na nga ba? Logged Aparcheper Global Moderator Newbie Posts: 6 Re: Is Philhealth Helpful To OFW? « Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 12:29:09 PM » diba after a year f hindi na kayo maka pag bayad la na yung phil health ...laki kita nila jan taon2x....parang gatasan Logged allan.tarawi Global Moderator Newbie Posts: 14 Re: Is Philhealth Helpful To OFW? « Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 11:50:31 PM » Kaya nga dito palang sa (walang kwenta nga ba? na) Philhealth payments dapat ang POEA/gov magbigay kahit pakonswelo de bobo man lang para sa mga naiwan na pamilya/kamag-anak ng isang OFW sa 'Pinas Logged
Politics In Religion I suppose that the definitions of both Politics and Religion are already known to all of us. So, no need to discuss the literal meaning about them from any of the dictionary. With regards to the relation of the above said topic in 'Church and State' is somewhat different issue. The Church and State are two seperate and independent institutions. In fact, until now the two institutions are sometimes fighting each other in promulgating a certain issue which they think will benifit only the opposing side. While the issue of Politics in Religion is happening in one body only, in an individual or a person. Unlike Church and State which are functioning separately, Politics in Religion can be practiced simultaneously by
The Magnificent Philippine Bamboo Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants on earth with a growth rates of 100 cm per day. Bamboo stands out among woody plants because it possesses unique qualities and offers a wide array of uses. The bamboo culm has long been tapped as an inexpensive source of housing materials, furniture, handicraft, banana props, fishpens and other innumerable products. The young shoots of certain species are gathered for food. The rhizomes in its roots help prevent soil erosion and control floods. Through the years, the uses of bamboo have largely diversified and benefited many industries. Because of its large fibers, it is also a good material for pulp and paper. Its short rotation of about 4-6 years is a distinct advantage over fast growing tree species because of quick turn over in terms of investments. In the Philippines, bamboo has diverse, functional and traditional uses. It underlies so much of Philippine culture that it is part of many ceremonies, traditions and beliefs. Philippine culture is also replete with myths and tales about bamboo.
The Puerto Princesa Leadership (Note: The Author is not propagating politically or whatsoever the figure mentioned herein. Feature/Sampol lang ng makatotohanang magandang performance at walang personalan 'ikanga.) Why Puerto Princesa became a world famous? Let's take a look: Leadership Initiatives Oplan Linis Program (Clean and Green Campaign) - Launched on August 1, 1992, the program aims to sustain cleanliness, beautification, and sanitation in the city through active and continuing partnership among government agencies, non-government organizations, the private sectors, and citizens. The program has earned for Puerto Princesa the coveted label of being the cleanest and greenest city in the Philippines. Bantay Puerto Program (Puerto Princesa Watch) - Protect + Rehabilitate + Plan - These are the program’s key management thrusts. Protect what is there, rehabilitate what has been destroyed, and plan for the intelligent utilization of the city’s terrestrial and marine resources. This is the life cycle that the program envisions for the community to achieve sustainable development. Comprehensive Housing Program - Puerto Princesa’s vast land area and its rich terrestrial and marine resources have become like magnets that attracted a lot of in-migration from all over the country. They came in droves and squatted in public and private lands whose owners either did not care or know.
The Legend OF Alibaba Have you heard about Alibaba? Actually the word alibaba is now a by-tongue to all Arabs and even expatriates for a person who is pond of stealing. But why not alimama?, a girl version of alibaba boy...hehehe, joke. The fact is, contradicts to the thief, Ali Baba is an honest person. Maybe we can discover who is/are the real alibaba/s in our society. Let's read his short story below. Description of Ali Baba: Ali Baba (Arabic: علي بابا ʿAli Bāba) is a fictional character from medieval Arabic literature. He is described in the adventure tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Some critics believe that this story was added to One Thousand and One Nights by one of its European translators, Antoine Galland, an 18th-century French orientalist who may have heard it in oral form from a Middle Eastern story-teller from Aleppo. However, Richard F. Burton claimed it to be part of the original One Thousand and One Nights. The American Orientalist Duncan Black MacDonald discovered an Arabic-language manuscript of the legend at the Bodleian Library;however, it was later found to be counterfeited. This story has been used as a popular pantomime plot such as in the pantomime/musical Chu Chin Chow (1916). Like many other folk tales frequently adapted for children, the original tale is darker and more violent than the more familiar bowdlerised versions. Popular perception of Ali Baba, and the way he is treated in popular media, sometimes implies that he was the leader of the "Forty Thieves": in the story he is actually an "honest man" whom fortune enables to take advantage of the thieves' robberies. The Story: Ali Baba and his elder brother Cassim are the sons of a merchant. After the death of their father, the greedy Cassim marries a wealthy woman and becomes well-to-do, building on their father's business—but
Pan De Sal at Buhay Pinoy Ang kasabihan: 'Magdilang Anghel sana kayo' Maniniwala ba kayo na ang sinabi kong kasabihan sa itas ay isang uri ng panalangin? Pero bago pa man natin sagutin ang katanungang iyan, balangkasin muna natin ang ating mga nagdaang buhay na kasama itong Pan De Sal sa kamay ng ating mga past and present honorable (kuno) na mga pinuno at honest (kuno ulit) na mga kapitalista at negosyante. Ang Pan De Sal, ayon sa aking pagkakaalam ay dinala sa 'Pinas ng mga Kastila(loy) noong 16th century at naging peborit na ng mga 'Pinoy tuwing almusal. Plain arena lang ito noon at walang lasa kaya naman sina lolo at lola, nonoy at inday ay gustong lagyan ito ng 'bukayo'( an ilonggo term for grated coconut cooked with sugar) bago kainin. Kahit wala pa ang makabagong cheese, mayonaise, margarine at cream noon, masarap na rin sa local palaman version na ito. Pero hindi pantawid gutom iyon ha. Isa lang iyon sa mgakasama na mga masasaganang pagkain na pagpapapilian na almusalin nina nonoy at inday noon. May mainit na tsokolate pa
The Simple Explanation Of Quran About The Scientists Discovery Of The Mystery Of Black Hole At the time the Holy Quran was revealed, the human understanding of the nature of the cosmos and the movement or the stillness of the heavenly bodies was extremely primitive and obscure. This is no longer the case, as our knowledge of the universe has considerably advanced and expanded by the present age. Some of the theories relating to the creation of the universe have been verified as facts, whereas some others are still being explored. The concept of the expanding universe belongs to the former category, and has been universally accepted by the scientific community as 'fact'. This discovery was first made by Edwin Hubble in the 1920s. Yet some thirteen centuries before this, it was clearly mentioned in the Quran: And the heaven We built with Our own powers (aydin) and indeed We go on expanding it (musi'un).( English translation of Quran Verse 51:48) It should be remembered that the concept of the continuous expansion of the universe is exclusive to the Quran. No other Divine scriptures even remotely hint at it. The discovery that the universe is constantly expanding is of prime significance to scientists, because it helps create a better understanding of how the universe was initially created. It clearly explains the stage by stage process of creation, in a manner which perfectly falls into step with the theory of the Big Bang. The Quran goes further and describes the entire cycle of the beginning, the end and the return again to a similar beginning. The first step of creation as related in the Quran accurately describes the event of the Big Bang in the following words: Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were a closed-up mass (ratqan), then We clove them asunder (fataqna)? And We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? (English translation of Quran Verse 21:31) It is significant that this verse is specifically addressed to non-believers, implying perhaps, that the unveiling of the secret mentioned in this verse would be made by the non-believers, a sign for them of the truth of the Quran. In this verse the words ratqan
What Is Astral Body Projection? According to any dictionary: Astral Projection, often referred to as an Astral Body Projection is when your consciousness or spirit leaves your physical body temporarily. What science speaks about this? Scientists have discovered, after extensive experimentation through the whole range of frequencies, that a certain combination of alpha and theta wave frequencies results in a complete consciousness shift favourable to projection. -AstralProjectionTravel.com Other religions' views: The idea of astral travel
History Of Election An election (suffrage right) is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office Some common types of election are: Presidential election General election Primary election By-election Local election Co-option Referendum (Disregarding the definitions of types of elections mentioned above) History of Election: Elections were used as early in history as ancient Greece and ancient Rome, and throughout the Medieval period to select rulers such as the Holy Roman Emperor and the Pope. Elections were also used to select rajas by the gana in ancient India. Ancient Arabs also used election to choose their caliph, Uthman and Ali
About My Eggs [This blog is not propagating eggs. It's purely eggs(in)formation only] Actually it's not my eggs. Its an eggs that are laid by females of many different species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, and have probably been eaten by mankind for millennia. Bird and reptile eggs consist of a protective eggshell, albumen (egg white), and vitellus (egg yolk), contained within various thin membranes. However, popular choices for egg consumption are chicken, duck, roe, and caviar, but by a wide margin the egg most often humanly consumed is the chicken egg. Facts about their eggs (chicken, quail, ducks, and the likes) that you might not know: 1. Eggs have a larger number of proteins when compared with chicken meat or with milk. 2. Egg shell was made of calcium carbonate which is the main basic material for several types’ anti-acids. Eggshell weighs 9-12 percent and also has pores that create oxygen and carbon dioxide to enter and moist air to exit. 3. In the egg white is made from protein called albumen which often turned out to contain niacin (Vitamin B3), riboflavin (Vitamin B2), chlorine, magnesium, potassium, sodium and sulfur. 57 percent contained
The Wonder Of Skin: Glutathione No wonder glutathione is dubbed as the wonder substance. Maintaining glutathione at optimal levels offer many health benefits as mentioned above. However, proper methods of maintaining or raising glutathione levels in out blood must be observed properly to get rid of the untoward effects in the body. What is glutathione? Glutathione, or chemically known as L-Glutathione, is a simple molecule produced naturally in the body. It is coined as a wonder substance because of its countless benefits to it. It is an antioxidant that fights off free radicals, detoxifies, and enhances the immune system. Glutathione is also known for its anti-aging and disease prevention properties. It helps fight against injury, pain, shock, pollution, burns, cancer, and the signs of aging. Individuals who consume fruits and vegetables regularly obtain enough supply of glutathione as compared to people who are undernourished and emaciated. Also, glutathione is known to detoxify toxins, heavy metals, and alcohol in the liver. It also lessens the chance
The Differences Between Sunni And Shia Muslims (By Huda, About.com guide) Both Sunni and Shia Muslims share the most fundamental Islamic beliefs and articles of faith. The differences between these two main sub-groups within Islam initially stemmed not from spiritual differences, but political ones. Over the centuries, however, these political differences have spawned a number of varying practices and positions which have come to carry a spiritual significance. Both Sunni and Shia Muslims share the most fundamental Islamic beliefs and articles of faith. The differences between these two main sub-groups within Islam initially stemmed not from spiritual differences, but political ones. Over the centuries, however, these political differences have spawned a number of varying practices and positions which have come to carry a spiritual significance. The division between Shia and Sunni dates back to the death of the Prophet Muhammad, and the question of who was to take over the leadership of the Muslim nation. Sunni Muslims agree with the position taken by many of the Prophet's companions, that the new leader should be elected from among those capable of the... job. This is what was done, and the
What Happens To The Spirit After Death? Every religion on the planet believes in an afterlife. Every single religion that I have ever come across believes that after you die you are going somewhere. Everybody kind of believes that they are going somewhere and most likely somewhere positive after they die. The only people who really do not think that are the bad people and criminals. Further Views: For those who believe and do righteous deeds, death is not something to be feared. Although death seems to bring decomposition, extinguish life, and destroy pleasure, in fact it represents a Divine discharge from the heavy duties of worldly life. It is no more than a change of residence, a transferal of the body, an invitation to and the beginning of everlasting life. As the world is continually enlivened through acts of creation and
My Explanation About Karma Is Karma true? Or is it superstitious? Or religious belief? Which is which, let's see. But what is the true definition of karma? The concept of karmic law comes from Hindu and Buddhist philosophies. In Sanskrit, karma means action.
Origin Of Dengue Nowadays in the Philippines the most common problem and disease mostly occuring to children is this Dengue Fever. According to the latest news, there are more than two thousands to date children victims of this plague. Even dengue fever is hardly to prevent, still Philippines government is trying to find a solution scientifically and medically. Local officials are adopting some simple and non-costly measures but yet effective in preventing this Dengue Fever to Filipino Children. One of these simple effective preventive measures, not to mention all, is cleanliness and sanitation of the surroundings or environment. But how this Dengue Fever came to the Philippines is a must to know by everyone in order to outsmart these killer mosquitoes! Origin Of Dengue The origins of the word dengue are not clear, but one theory is that it is derived from the Swahili phrase "Ka-dinga pepo", meaning "cramp-like seizure caused by an evil spirit". The Swahili word "dinga" may possibly have its origin in the Spanish word "dengue" meaning fastidious or careful, which would describe the gait of a person suffering the bone pain of dengue fever. Alternatively, the use of the Spanish word may derive from
The Wonder Of Fish Are you pond of eating fish or fish meat? Well, let us see what benefits we can take from eating fish or fish meat. 1). The Wonder of Fish Oil Pills By Allie Moxley The health benefits of fish oil pills are numerous due to the omega-3 fatty acids that they contain. These fatty acids can help the body do a whole range of things from improved heart health and circulation to reduced inflammation of joints. The fatty acid DHA helps improve memory, focus, and reasoning as it maintains and produces cells in the brain that allow it to function better. EPA is another fatty acid found in fish oil that helps the heart tremendously. EPA helps improve circulation, lower bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol, and lowers blood pressure as well. The inflammation and stiffness of joints that accompanies arthritis is something else that EPA can ease, thereby improving flexibility and mobility. There is a large variety of oil pills on the market and it important to exercise a degree of caution when choosing which ones to add to a daily routine. Any good brand will list the fish from which the oil was extracted. Knowing what type of fish the oil came from is very important because people should be sure to avoid coastal fish like swordfish and albacore tuna because there is a high occurrence of toxins in these fish. Other fish such as wild Alaskan salmon are a good choice for fish oil because there is less chance of them containing harmful contaminants. When taking the pills it is also important to follow the directions that accompany
Beauty Is In The Eyes Of The Beholder How do you view and describe beauty and ugly person? Let us first see the definitons of the two. Beauty means when images of human faces are averaged together to form a composite image, they become progressively closer to the "ideal" image and are perceived as more attractive. However, humans who are relatively young, with smooth skin, well-proportioned bodies, and regular features, have traditionally been considered the most beautiful throughout history. Ugly means is a property of a person or a thing that is unpleasant to look upon and results in a highly unfavorable evaluation. Basing on the above definitions, how did a person acquired this beauty and ugly looking? During my schooldays, I observed that some of my good-looking classmates have that beauty-face parents or parent or uncle/aunt or grandparents/ancestors. Likewise, my non-good looking neighbors also were included that observations of mine. A science or medical explanation huh: a genetics. However, am also wondering why non-good looking parents have that such beauty queen daughter or handsome guy! Likewise, an observation was done to a good-looking parents having an ugly child. Again, is it related to genetics? This time, I may answer that everything happens are the Will of ALMIGHTY GOD. Let's go further. What about the characteristics or behavior of a person? Does it affect his/her beautiness or ugliness? According to Dr. Robert Tornambe: Did you ever notice a stranger from across the room at a party or at a meeting at work who was drop-dead gorgeous, but who, once you got to know him or her better, suddenly wasn't as attractive anymore? It could have been
History Of Sign Language Was deaf & mute person the discoverer of sign language? If we hadn't a voice or a tongue, and wanted to express things to one another, wouldn't we try to make signs by moving our hands, head, and the rest of our body, just as dumb people do at present? It seems that not only deaf & mute people have used signed languages throughout history, normal people too. Let's first understand what is sign language. Wikipedia defines sign language as a language which, instead of acoustically conveyed sound patterns, uses visually transmitted sign patterns (manual communication, body language) to convey meaning—simultaneously combining hand shapes, orientation and movement of the hands, arms or body, and facial expressions to fluidly express a speaker's thoughts. Upon knowing the above said definition, let's see who invented or discovered the sign language. According to FREE Quote site: The history of sign language development is an interesting one and most likely dates back to the time before any spoken languages were established. Why Sign Language? Sign language is used when verbal communication is undesirable or impossible. Communication between two individuals may be impossible for any number of reasons. Two people who speak different languages and who are unable to converse verbally may resort to basic gestures to communicate, for example, while a deaf-mute individual may learn an intricate system of sign language that allows him to communicate with others non-verbally. Early History of Sign Language The history of sign language is thought to be older than any known form of verbal speech. A basic type of sign language may include any number of basic gestures, including shrugged shoulders, pointed fingers and facial expressions. In many respects, sign language is a global language; basic gestures such as the pointing of a finger are capable of being understood by individuals around the world, whether or not they speak the same language.
The Facebook & France Election: Media Influence In France, no exit poll results before precincts close because of Facebook, Twitter By GMA NEWS online. Reuters April 21, 2012 6:53pm PARIS - French polling institutes will not release exit polls or projected results for the presidential election on Sunday before voting ends at 8 p.m. (1800 GMT), the polling watchdog said on Friday. A 1977 law bans the publication of polls during the election weekend to avoid influencing the vote. But in the past, foreign media have published estimates based on partial vote counts in provincial polling stations, which close at 6 p.m. (1600 GMT), two hours before the big cites. At the last presidential election in 2007, Belgian and Swiss media released early projections on their French-language websites,
Why Did Humans Start Cooking Their Food? After reading some references about Food History & Gastronomy, I reasoned out that: For millions of years, humans ate the fish and meat they hunted and fruits and vegetables they grew in their natural state, raw. Gradually, after they discovered the making of fire from rubbing the branches of woods (trees), cooking was accidentally discovered through roasting the meat from their hunted animals. Since that pallatable smell amazed them, they learned to improve the taste of food, to keep it from spoiling, and to make it useful in more ways by cooking it, drying it for later use, or milling and grinding it. It is impossible to date these discoveries, as the methods of cooking and drying evolved over a period of time. But it is believed that prehistoric people first cooked their food by about 500,000 B.C. Thus, food preparations/ingredients/recipies, food preservations, food safety, and other food technologies including gastronomy had evolved from this discovery of cooking food. Additional info from socialappetizers.com: Muslim Food History Full of fascinating stories and myriad cultural traditions, Islam has the richest medieval food literature in the world. Muslim food history is very well accounted for in the history books and ancient cookbooks. This is because there are more cookbooks in Arabic from before 1400 than in the rest of the world’s languages together! Medieval Arabs were particular in writing recipes down, compiling them into cookbooks, and cooking from them. This practice was the legacy of ancient Persia. When the Muslim Arabian armies conquered Iran in the seventh century, they found that the
How Noodles Came To Philippines? Pancit or '"Pansit"' is a stir-fried noodle dish, common in the Philippines, though of Chinese origin. The word pancit is derived from the Hokkien (Min Nan) word pian i sit, which literally means something conveniently cooked fast. Noodles' Chronology: 5000 B.C. Wheat flour, believed to originate in the Middle East, serves as the basis of the first “noodles.” Chinese ate pasta as early as 5,000 BC. 2 BC Wheat was grown in northern China by end of the second millennium. By fourth and third centuries BC, version of pasta existed in many cultures. Indian called it sevika, or thread; the French, noulles; German, Nudeln and the English, noodles. 4 Guangzhou in China considered to be culinary mecca of China. When the first Arab merchants arrived in the fourth century to serve as intermediaries between the Chinese and Greek, they established a steady commerce between China, India, Africa and Europe. It was via this route that the noodle is said to have found its way from China, through the Middle East to Europe. 300 The Chinese form whole grain paste into various noodle-like products. 500-600 Amidst numerous cultural exchanges, China shares Buddhism and the art of noodle-making with Japan. Buckwheat noodles become a staple of the Japanese tea ceremony. 1138 Arab geographer, Idrisi, travels to Sicily and writes
Monkey Business So many times we heard this expression 'monkey business'. According to many it is just an idiomatic expression. In fact, even anywhere there was an official business conference, meeting, assembly, forum, and the likes...as an attendee/guest, you were adviced by the speaker or facilitator to 'stop doing monkey business'!...did hear of that? Common huh. But how
The Philippines' Typhoon Sendong! aka international Typhoon Washi devastated Northern Mindanao, Philippines especially Cagayan de Oro and Iligan Cities at 11:00 pm (Manila time) on 18 December 2011 and left thousands and thousands of deads (physically reported as of this date is 1200 deads) and missings not to mention nearly billions of property losses. This time it's not only a flash floods, landslides, or mudslides, but a logslides or timberslides! Watch these videos: How to Help Typhoon Sendong Victims Published: Dec 19, 2011 - 10:40am
Origin Of Dictionary From the time a baby learned how to utter the first usual word 'mama', his/her quest for learning its definition also starts. Why 'mama'? Rattling mother of course has to explain this word to her lovely baby. Worst was that during that time without dictionary, the growing up baby's many questions sometime forgotten. Lol! Oh yeah, many of us always refer meanings of the words to the dictionary. In schooldays, I always brought with me that pocket dictionary. That small book of word meaning reference helped me a lot during my classess especially in English subject. But how this dictionay came to my hand...or its origin was not given an importance. Of course to know its history adds an excitement and value of the dictionary. Here we go! Origin from Ancient Time: The oldest known dictionaries were Akkadian empire cuneiform tablets with bilingual Sumerian–Akkadian wordlists, discovered in Ebla (modern Syria) and dated roughly 2300 BCE. The early 2nd millennium BCE Urra=hubullu glossary is the canonical Babylonian version of such bilingual Sumerian wordlists. A Chinese dictionary, the ca. 3rd century BCE Erya, was the earliest surviving monolingual dictionary, although some sources cite the ca. 800 BCE Shizhoupian as a "dictionary", modern scholarship considers it a calligraphic compendium of Chinese characters from Zhou dynasty bronzes. Philitas of Cos (fl. 4th century BCE) wrote a pioneering vocabulary Disorderly Words (Ἄτακτοι γλῶσσαι,
Philippines Congee: How To Cook Arroz Caldo What is Arroz Caldo? Arroz Caldo is a very popular dish in the Philippines. Arroz caldo, from the Spanish term meaning “hot rice,” is Filipino comfort food made of glutinous rice boiled with chicken, ginger and enough water so it turns out soupy. It is served with boiled eggs, fried garlic, chopped spring onion, cracked or ground pepper, patis and kalamansi on the side, for the diner to mix in according to his or her own taste. Filipinos like to eat hot congee, and it is very similar to the Chinese congee or porridge.You can make a big pot of Arroz Caldo at home for your whole family to enjoy. Here's how to prepare that nutritious and delicious Arroz Caldo. Ingredients to make the Chicken Arroz Caldo: Chicken – cut into serving pieces Boiled eggs - shell removed
Philippines: Home Of Spectacular Caves! Callao Caves in Cagayan Located within the Peñablanca Protected Landscape.The seven-chambered Callao Caves boast of massive limestone and other rock formations, skylights, and a chapel. The conditions inside the cave cause stalactites and stalagmites, particularly in the deeper chambers. Every chamber has natural crevices, which let light get into the cave, serving as illumination for the otherwise dark areas of the place. Jackpot Cave in Cagayan Jackpot Cave also in Peñablanca, Cagayan. It is the second deepest cave in the Philippines at 115 meters. The cave has a walking size passage, shafts and drops of varying depths that provide for a lot of rope works. Meandering streams and pools of varying size abound inside the cave. Odessa Tumbali Cave in Peñablanca, Cagayan Odessa Tumbali Cave in Peñablanca, Cagayan. At 12.6 kilometers, it is the third longest cave in the Philippines. It is active and provides excellent wet sport caving. It has superb formations and passage shapes, canals and lakes for swimming, photography and cave diving opportunities, and varied fauna. Acknowledged to be a perfect cave system, it has five known entrances. Sumaging-Latipan-Lomyang Crystal Cave in Sagada, Mt.Province Sumaging-Latipan-Lomyang Crystal Cave in Sagada, Mt.Province. In terms of vertical range it is the deepest reaching 163 meters from its mouth. In terms of length, it is the fifth longest cave in the Philippines. Six entrances lead to a complex mix of active and fossil cave remarkable for its large passages and impressive gours. The system is partially accessible to tourists and a sump connected to Lokohong Cave. Odloman Cave in Mabinay, Negros Oriental Odloman Cave in Mabinay, Negros Oriental. This cave is 8.9 km. long. Five entrances have been connected and the system comprises a mix of large and small galleries with some active streamway. This cave is the 6th deepest in the country.
Philippines Is An Ideal For Foreign Investors & Tourists Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Hye Min Lee has said he and his fellow Koreans feel safe in Cebu, which has a very good track record in security regarding Cebu tourism. He issued this statement after at least six countries issued travel advisories to their citizens against traveling to the Philippines. Around 15,000 Koreans currently live in Cebu and about 300,000 Korean tourists arrive in Cebu annually, Lee pointed out. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, whom the ambassador visited, said she was surprised by the travel advisories and added these may wreak havoc on Cebu tourism plans. “But then we just need to do the best that we can to prove that we are right here, establishing an atmosphere of security of safety, not just for our residents but our visitors as well,” she said. The travel advisories were issued by the
Why They Like That Filipino Banana? How is your banana? Is it long, big, and sweet enough to satisfy somebody? Definition: Banana is the common name for herbaceous plants of the genus Musa and for the fruit they produce. Bananas come in a variety of sizes and colors when ripe, including yellow, purple, and red. Benefits of Eating Bananas: Bananas are a great food for all round health benefits, for the average person, dieter or even athletes bananas may provide greater benefits than most fruits. The combination of carbohydrates and B vitamins present in a banana helps provide an energy boost which makes them great to eat 30 minutes before a workout, or even at breakfast to help boost energy at the start of every day. Bananas are not only a good source of B vitamins they also contain vitamin C, A and high levels of potassium. The natural fiber in bananas also contribute to the many health benefits listed below. Health benefits of eating bananas healthy bowels cardiovascular health protection from strokes protection from ulcers improve blood pressure may boost mood boost energy help reduce water retention Bananas and losing weight Bananas may be one of the best fruits to eat when attempting to lose weight. They are full of nutrients for increased energy and vitality. Bananas are also low in calories and fat, plus they have a high water content and potassium levels. A diet high in potassium foods and lower in sodium-loaded processed foods can help reduce water weight. Quality of Filipino Banana: Just like any other product, quality is the key to satisfied clients, and so with the banana. The Philippines accounts for almost a fifth of
Philippines: World's Biggest Pineapple Plantation Polomolok town in South Cotabato is the seat of the world's biggest integrated pineapple plantation, cannery, and packaging. The plantation and packaging complex owned by Dole Philippines Company established it in the country in 1963. With its 22,000-hectare contiguous pineapple plantation in the Philippines, more than 600,000-ton processing capacity. 7 Benefits of Pineapples: 1. It lessens risk of hypertension Hypertension occurs when too much force is exerted on the artery walls while the blood circulates. One of the best ways to combat this is to infuse a high amount of potassium plus a small amount of sodium in your diet to lower blood pressure. Pineapples
History Of Medicine Although our body has a built-in medicines, the discovery of external medicines added resistance or immunity to some human bodies having such defficiences against sickness. However, knowing the history or beginning of the making or using of external medicine will enlighten more the usefulness of it to human lives as well as to animals too. In fact nowadays, because of the discovery of this external medicine and its rapid evolution, there are also 'remedies' being invented to plants and buildings/construction (say fertilizer and concrete chemicals respectively, not to mention cloning). Beginning Of Medicine: Back in the days of Galen and Hippocrates all the way up to the 16th century, medicine existed very much in the form of plants and herbs. As people learnt more about pharmacology, they began to replace the herbs and plants with chemical medicines. It was a German scientist by the name of Domagk who actually realized that there are drugs which can kill bacteria, thus preventing disease from spreading. The Islamic Primacy In Medical Science: The Islamic civilization rose to primacy in medical science as Muslim physicians contributed significantly to the field of medicine, including anatomy,ophthalmology, pharmacology, pharmacy, physiology, surgery, and the pharmaceutical sciences. The Arabs were influenced by, and further developed Greek, Roman and Indian medical practices. Galen, Hippocrates, Sushruta and Charaka were pre-eminent authorities. The translation of 129 works of ancient Greek physician Galen into Arabic by Hunayn ibn Ishaq and his assistants, and in particular Galen's insistence on a rational systematic approach to medicine, set the template for Islamic medicine, which rapidly spread throughout the Arab Empire. Muslim physicians set up some of the earliest dedicated hospitals, which later spread to Europe during the Crusades, inspired by the hospitals in the Middle East. Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865-925) became the first physician to systematically use alcohol in his practice as a physician. He recorded clinical cases of his own experience and provided very useful recordings of various diseases. His Comprehensive Book of Medicine, which introduced measlesand smallpox, was very influential in Europe. Al-Kindi wrote
Why Scarborough is an integral part of PHILS. BusinessMirror.com.ph Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:11 The Department of Foreign Affairs Bajo de Masinloc, also known as Panatag Shoal or Scarborough Shoal, is an integral part of the Philippine territory. It is part of Masinloc town, Zambales province. It is located 124 nautical miles west of the province and is within the 200 nautical-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and Philippine Continental Shelf. A Philippine Navy Surveillance aircraft monitored eight Chinese fishing vessels anchored inside Bajo de Masinloc on Sunday, April 8, in the conduct of its maritime patrols and its enforcement of the Philippine Fisheries Code and marine environment laws. On April 10, the BRP Gregorio del Pilar, in accordance with the established rules of engagement, dispatched an inspection team, which reported that large amounts of illegally collected corals, giant clams and live sharks were found in the compartments of the fishing vessels. The actions of the fishing vessels are a serious violation of the Philippines’s sovereignty and maritime jurisdiction. The poaching of endangered marine resources is in violation of the Fisheries Code and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). Bajo de Masinloc is not an island. It is also not part of the Spratlys. It is a ring-shaped coral reef, which has several rocks encircling a lagoon. About five of these rocks are above water during high tide. Of these five rocks, some are about 3 meters high above water. The rest of the rocks and reefs are below water during high tide. Its chain of reefs and rocks is about 124 nautical miles (NM) from the nearest coast of Luzon and approximately 472 NM from the nearest coast of China. It is located approximately along latitude 15⁰08 degrees North and longitude 117⁰45 degrees East. It is situated north of the Spratlys. Obviously therefore, the rocks of Bajo de Masinloc are also within the 200-NM Exclusive Economic Zone and 200-NM Continental Shelf (CS) of the Philippines. A distinction has to be made between the rock features of Bajo de Masinloc and the larger body of water and continental shelf where the geological features are situated. The rights or nature of rights of the Philippines over the rock features of Bajo de Masinloc is different from that which it exercises over the larger body of water and continental shelf. The Philippines exercises full sovereignty and jurisdiction over the rocks of Bajo de Masinloc, and sovereign rights over the waters and continental shelf where the rock features of Bajo de Masinloc are situated. The basis of Philippine sovereignty and jurisdiction over the rock features of Bajo de Masinloc is distinct from that of its sovereign rights over the larger body of water and continental shelf. The rock features of Bajo de Masinloc are Philippine territories. The basis of Philippine sovereignty and jurisdiction over the rock features is not premised on the cession by Spain of the Philippine archipelago to the United States under the Treaty of Paris. The matter that the rock features of Bajo de Masinloc are not included or within the limits of the Treaty of Paris as alleged by China is, therefore, immaterial and of no consequence. Philippine sovereignty and jurisdiction over the rocks of Bajo de Masinloc is likewise not premised on proximity or the fact that the rocks are within its 200 NM EEZ or Continental Shelf (CS) under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos). Although the Philippines necessarily exercises sovereign rights over its EEZ and CS, nonetheless, the reason the rock features of Bajo de Masinloc are Philippine territories is anchored on other principles of public international law. As decided in a number of cases by international courts or tribunals, most notably the Palmas Island Case, a modality for acquiring territorial ownership over a piece of real estate is effective exercise of jurisdiction. Indeed, in that particular case, sovereignty over the Palmas Island was adjudged in favor of the Netherlands on the basis of “effective exercise of jurisdiction” although the island may have been historically discovered by Spain and historically ceded to the US in the Treaty of Paris. In the case of Bajo de Masinloc, the Philippines has exercised both effective occupation and effective jurisdiction over Bajo de Masinloc since its independence.
List Of Philippines' Shopping Malls Part 8 State or Local Government Co-Managed Malls This section shows the shopping areas sanctioned or co-managed by state or local governments in the Philippines. Other Shopping Malls in Mindanao NameAddress Tutuban Center C.M. Recto,
Travel in 2075: Door-to-door plane rides? Oct 31, 2011 at 16:04 By Yahoo Maktoob News (My note: This news will surely happen and I believed that it is only a partial event in human life here on earth as prophesied by Holy Quran). Yahoo news reported that: Planes that fly without pilots, at five times the speed of sound and drop you off at your door could be a reality as soon as 2075, an engineering study claims. The UK's Institution of Mechanical Engineers has released a report titled Aero 2075: Flying into a Bright Future? Rather than showcasing some far-fetched ideas about playing golf in commercial passenger jets, the report claims to focus on a selection of developments that already have the "initial research impetus"
Why People Have Different Smells/Odors? Or Do different ethnic groups have characteristically different body odors? Logic suggests a resounding Yes! Based on my actual experience as an expatriate, everytime I mixed myself to different kinds of nationalities, different smells or odors came to my nose. What made these different smells/odors happened? Let's find out. Reasons: 1. Food - from babyhood to adulthood, either boy or girl, is affected by what nutrients intake he/she has. * I practically experimented this by my ownself for 1 year when I was working from my previous construction company
Why Every Nation Has A Flag? Meaning of a Flag from any dictionary: a piece of cloth or bunting, often attached to a staff, with distinctive colors, patterns, or symbolic devices, used as a national or state symbol, as a signal, etc.; banner; standard; ensign Political Significance Of A Flag: National flags are not merely symbols of a country. Their colors and designs convey past history and future goals. Flags have powerful connotations. They speak to the people and politicians. People of one country will burn the flag of another with whose politics they do not agree. To show their anger, students display their own nation's flags with the design altered or cut out completely. Dictators fly flags; dissidents rip them down. In every country of the world, the treatment of a flag displays an opinion or statement. Historical Origin Of Flags: The historical origin of flags dates back to around 1000 BC, when the Egyptians used primitive versions of flags - some were even made out of wood or metal. Flags
The Book Of Adam I knew you heard this amazing story already, about which book a man receives during Judgment Day. However, to repeat it gives no harm anyway- rather will inspire you to achieve that Blessed Day! During that Day, nobody can move as HE shows to everyone his 'Record Book' - Either in right hand or left hand, he receives that way?
Expanding Family Budget Through Food Conservation Conservation is a word we always hear a lot these days.Conservation means saving something out from usages, may it in any forms. Conservation helps not only an individual but also the whole family. Let's have that food conservation. Actually in anytimes of crisis, may it be in society or global, food is the principal weapon in any home. Here's how: A. Food Preservation - is the process of treating and handling food to stop or slow down spoilage like loss of quality, edibility or nutritiopnal value and thus allow for longer storage.
How To Make A Bonsai Tree By Life Style Lounge site (iloveindia.com) Bonsai is the popular technique of creative miniaturization of trees by planting them in containers. It is an art that incepted in China, whereas the name ‘Bonsai’ was born out of the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese word ‘Penzai’. In present times, the term ‘Bonsai’ is used informally in the West to describe all dwarf or miniature plants. But Bonsai plants are not dwarfed genetically! They can be created out of almost any type of tree or shrub. They stay small because of confinement in a pot as well as systematic pruning of crown or root. Read this article to learn the technique of growing a Bonsai plant. Technique of Growing Bonsai There are different ways of growing a Bonsai tree or plant. Normally the plant is directly purchased from a nursery stock, but one can also grow a Bonsai from seed through a process called ‘Misho’. Growing a Bonsai out of a seed is time and effort consuming, but it allows the planter to control the Bonsai’s pattern of growth right from the start. The small size of the Bonsai tree and its foliage is maintained by regular pruning. Copper or aluminum wire wrapped around branches and trunks holds the branches of the Bonsai plant in place till it lignifies or converts into wood. In some cases, you can also add
How To Make Backyard Fishpond If you think that your vacant lot is not profitable, then try to make it into a backyard fishpond. Surely, not only it adds beauty to your house and surroundings, it will also become an additional income generating one. Besides you will become unique from your other neighbors. To put it simply, all you have to do is mark the outline of the pond and start digging, measuring the depth as you go along to get the required size and shape. The real trick is learning how to dig a pond without breaking your back or pulling any muscles. Digging and shifting dirt and rock is hard work! 1. Here's how to Dig a Pond – Easiest Methods: The easiest way to dig backyard pond without the help of mechanical equipment is by getting your friends or neighbors together with pick axes and shovels. The more people helping the better, and exciting too. Of course you have to compensate them in a fair manner. To start with, begin by making an outline of the pond’s shape with a rope or garden hose. Then attacked aside from all sides with the flat blades of pickaxes or shovels. Keep digging in turn maintaining smooth pond walls. This method, of course, will make you quite tired and will require muscles. 2. After the pond is finished and well prepared - Fish selection: One of the most exciting things about having a backyard Fish Pond is choosing the fish that will live there. These fish will add living interest to your Pond and you’ll enjoy watching them swim around in your water garden creation and come up to the edge when you show up with food. What type of fish to choose for your backyard fish pond depends on personal taste, the size of your pond and your geographic location and climate. Raising Tilapia: Tilapia are a hardy, fast growing fish with a good (less fishy) taste ideal for warm areas. The most important thing to know about Tilapia is that there are many types, with wildly different characteristics. And even within one
Philippines: World's Only Country Without Land Borders Definition of Border - it is a line that seperates one country, state, province, etc., from another. In fact you cannot cross the border without a visa or travel permit (as in the old procedure of Saudi Arabia before for those travelling expats). It is also known as a demarcation line accepted by any countries involved and brokered/implemented by United Nations as a sign of any-concerned-country's political sovereignty. Sometimes that borders are fenced or having checkpoints. Technically the philippines is not bordered by land of any other countries. Philippines is very unique nation compared to other foreign countries which are bordered in anysides by land-connected-countries. Say for examples the Italy which
Wonders Of Ginger Origin of ginger: The plant is said to originate from India, China and Java, yet is also native to Africa and the West Indies. It was most likely brought to Europe between the 10th and 15th century as a condiment and spice. Ginger is a perennial herb and grows to about 3 - 4 feet high with a thick spreading tuberous rhizome. It has been used since very early times and is recorded in both Sanskrit and Chinese texts and is also mentioned in the literature of the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Arabians. The name ginger is said to be derived from the Gingi district in India, where tea made from ginger is used for stomach upsets. Ginger has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments for centuries. Now, science is catching up and researchers around the world are finding that ginger works wonders in the treatment of everything from cancer to migraines. Here are ten health benefits of this powerful herb: 1. Ovarian Cancer Treatment Ginger may be powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer. A study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it was applied. 2. Colon Cancer Prevention A study at the University of Minnesota found that ginger may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells. 3. Morning Sickness A review of several studies has concluded that ginger is just as effective as vitamin B6 in the treatment of morning sickness. 4. Motion Sickness Remedy Ginger has been shown to be an effective remedy for the nausea associated with motion sickness. 5. Reduces Pain and Inflammation One study showed that ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful natural painkiller. 6. Heartburn Relief Ginger has long been used as a natural heartburn remedy. It is most often taken in the form of tea for this purpose. 7. Cold and Flu Prevention and Treatment Ginger has long been used as a natural treatment for colds and the flu. Many people also find ginger to be helpful in the case of stomach
Wonders Of Early Morning Sunlight What is early morning sunlight? Early morning sunlight according to my grandma, when I was a child, is a sunlight that occurs always together with the chirping of the free birds and cucklings of the roosters. That was my childhood days when cheap battery powered watches were nowhere to see even from our rich neighbors. I remembered that time when my grandma waked me up just to catch that seems very precious sunlight of that early morning. As soon as I'm ready, grandma opened my t-shirt at the back and let it struck by that magnificent sunlight. Heaven! You know what? Repeating it for few days more, my cough gone and I felt strong during that time. I thought and believed that early morning sunlight is one of nature's miracle and a wonderful gift of ALMIGHTY GOD to mankind especially for those people who cannot afford to buy medicines and vitamins for their coughs and other body defficiences, and also when living far or remote from cities with pharmacies. Now, being adult and having a lot of experiences with regards to that magnificent sunlight, I observerd that it starts averagely from 6:00 am - 8:00 am. Mind you, even up to now I still practicing that attitude of cathing that early morning sunlight. Here in Qatar, because my house is 3 km away from my jobsite, I started walking at 6:00 am and reaching my site office at 6:45 am
World's Greatest Clay Art: Philippines' Banaue Rice Terraces Before we go on describing about Banaue Rice Terraces, let's first understand what is Clay Art? From school, I learned that Pottery is Clay Art made by hands. Or producing something handmade from clay like pots, jars, and the modern porcelain (product of an advance jar making with the mixtures of ceramics or glaze). So many stories (history and origin) about pottery or clay art around the world. Even Chinese are considered porcelain experts, I still beleived that Filipinos are the best in 'traditonal knowledge' when it comes to clay art or pottery. In fact, the best landmark of this traditional knowledge is the Philippines' Banaue Rice Terraces.
The Legend Of Adam's Apple Oppps, who do you think owns that apple before you'll eat it? Let's see if that Adam's Apple really belongst to Adam and how did he got it and why it is adopted both by dictionary and medical branch, then became famous! According to folktale from 'todayifoundout.com': The origins of this term go all the way back to the Biblical event where Eve gave Adam a forbidden fruit, which is commonly misrepresented as an apple. The term then basically comes from the legend that when he ate of the “apple”, the piece got stuck in his throat and made a lump. Now, of course, according to the Bible story, it wasn’t an apple Adam and Eve ate of, it was a fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, of which there was apparently only one. Besides the obvious fact that I don’t know anyone who’s felt particularly more knowledgeable in the ways of good and evil when they ate an apple, an apple tree is not self pollinating; so you’d need more than one to have it produce more of itself, which pretty firmly kills the whole “apple tree” theory. To make the origins of the term even more ridiculous, even if it was an apple and it got stuck in his throat, his children wouldn’t somehow miraculously also have apples stuck in their throats. This is about as absurd as the age old “Well if Adam had a rib taken out to make Eve, why aren’t men missing a rib?” Or the equally ludicrous corresponding claim by many that men are somehow missing a rib. Both sides of the argument seem to have suspended all logic while arguing over this triviality. The real irony here is the “rib” translation was actually a mistranslation. For more on that, see the Bonus Factoids.
How To Avoid Natural Disasters? What are you going to do when 'mother nature gets a little upset'? Mother nature's upsets or Natural Disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes eruptions, typhoons/tropical cyclones, wildfires, floods/landslides/mudslides, severe weather conditions, and even wars. If there’s something man still didn’t manage to beat in this world, that’s nature. To be more specific, I am referring to natural disasters. Well, at least most of them, and since information is the best weapon we have against floods, typhoons, earthquakes, etc. as already mentioned above, knowing how
Coca-Cola's Recipe Discovered website claims to have uncovered Coca-Cola's top secret recipe.Coca-Cola's top secret recipe has allegedly been revealed Photo: REUTERS The ingredients of the drink, created by John Pemberton, a medicinal pharmacist in 1886, have always been a mystery. However,
Animals Can Sense Impending Natural Disasters Did you ever noticed a strange behavior displayed by the animals in your surroundings or your pets? What I mean is that a strange behavior that you have not seen or observed before from those outside animals and from your pets. Maybe there is a message why they acted such strange. According to some reports, nowadays geologists are strengthening theories that some animals may be able to ‘sense’ impending earthquakes. Seismologists in Guangxi Province, China, believe that snakes may be the most sensitive to subtle vibrations which precede a quake–sensing the disaster about 120 hours prior to the major event. The snakes are monitored 24 hours a day to observe any erratic behavior. According to the researchers, before an earthquake the snakes have been seen acting unusually, repeatedly throwing themselves against the walls of their enclosures.” Another explanation may lie in animals’ sensitivities to electromagnetic field variations. Quantum geophysicist Motoji Ikeya has found that certain animals react to changes in electrical currents. He now regularly monitors a catfish, the most sensitive of the creatures he has tested, to aid him in warning others of coming disaster. Another explanation from 'ehow.com': According to a 2400-year-old document, ancient Greeks observed animals including snakes and rats abandoning the city of Helice before a devastating earthquake destroyed it. Throughout history and into the 21st century, reports of strange animal behavior in advance of a natural disaster continue inciting research and speculation, with no clear rationale as to why this happens. Among domestic animals, reports of hens not laying eggs, cows not giving
Philippines: Home Of World's Sweetest Mangoes! The Philippines, being reputed for its abundant tropical fruits, is also home to the world’s sweetest mangoes. In the 1995 Guinness Book of World Records, the Philippine mango was listed as the sweetest fruit in the world defeating other countries that also produce tropical mangoes (Magnifera indica). This citation opened a great opportunity for the country to establish domestic market and bright potential to compete in the world market both in fresh or processed forms. Currently, mango ranks third among the fruit crops being produced by the country, next to banana and pineapple. The Philippines supplies its mangoes to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and recently to the United States and Australia. In terms of world production, the Philippines ranks 6th among the top 10 mango producing countries of the world with an average production of 1 million metric tons per year. The Philippine mango, i.e. carabao mango, is the country’s export varieties and is considered one of the best variety of mango in the world. Sweet Elena is a new strain of carabao mango that originated in Sta. Cruz, Zambales is the sweetest amongst the sweetests in the world. Sweet Elena is superior in terms of weight, sweetness, soluble solids, edibility of flesh, and physical appearance. In terms of weight, Sweet Elena has the highest fruit weight of 357.33 grams, which is 68 grams heavier than the other. It has 18.98 total soluble solids (TSS) and has 81.61 percent edible, which means only a little part of Sweet Elena is put into waste. Its ovoid in shape and is so far the highest among the varieties of mango identified in the world. As to the physical feature, it is attractive with the presence of red tint at the base of the fruit.
Why People Still Want To Live In Dangerous Areas (2)? The picture you are viewing above here (courtesy of AFP) is a landslide struck through a small-scale gold mining site in Pantukan, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. The said landslide buried a 7,500-square-metre (81,000-square-foot) area. According to government experts the landslide was caused by
How To Avoid AIDS There are so many scary things today about AIDS, on the news, in the paper, and everywhere you look. Approximately, millions of people around the world are living with AIDS every day, and about a million around the world have died from AIDS too. The History of HIV and the Origin of AIDS: Current research suggests that AIDS has been in human circulation for at least 100 years and that its transformation in to a pandemic was triggered by the European colonization of the African continent. Scientists set the origins of the AIDS pandemic to the first recorded case in 1976, but without historical samples it was impossible to trace back the origins of the virus. The closest researchers had come to revealing the history of the virus was a study by Keele et al. in 2006 which linked the HIV-1 virus to a "closely related" simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) discovered in captive chimpanzees of the subspecies Pan troglodytes troglodytes originating in southeastern Cameroon. Until recently the only known sample of HIV-1 from before 1976 was from blood extracted from a tissue sample obtained in Léopoldville (now Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo) and preserved in paraffin wax. The tissue sample (identified as ZR59) was taken from a "Bantu male" in 1959. The discovery of HIV-1 in this historical sample was reported by a research team in Nature
The Logic Of 'Sense Of Blood Connection' 'Sense Of Blood Connection' or 'Lukso Ng Dugo' in Filipino langguage/dialect. How would you determine or confirm someone that he or she is your long-lost-love one? May the short story below enlightens you more how to understand and use it in the future: 'Sense Of Blood Connection' Once upon a time, there was a young couple who decided to live together despite of being a political and business nemeses of their rich and influential parents. The young couple, knew that both their parents would not agree to their long-planned wedding, fleed from their native city to a far and quiet unspoken community. There, the young couple lived happily for a number of years. The young couple then were blessed by a healthy fraternal twins (a
World's Youngest Mothers Part 4 July 1948 ZZ !Unidentified &1000000000000001100000011 years Unknown United States United States A girl gave birth in a "normal" delivery to a baby boy at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia on July 23, 1948. 1949-03-10 March 1949 ZZ !Unidentified &10000000000000011000000 11 years Unknown United States United States A girl gave birth by caesarean section to a baby boy weighing 7.25 lb (3.29 kg) at Carson City Hospital in Carson City, Michigan on March 10, 1949. 1949-03-30 March 1949 ZZ !Unidentified &10000000000000011000000 11 years Unknown United States United States A girl gave birth to a baby boy weighing 3.94 lb (1.79 kg) at Gallinger Hospital in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 1949. 1949-08 August 1949 ZZ !Unidentified &10000000000000011000000 11 years The girl's 33-year-old stepfather was convicted of statutory rape. United States United States A girl gave birth to a baby girl weighing 7 lb (3.2 kg) in St. Louis, Missouri in August 1949. 1949-09 September 1949 Groenewald, ElizabethElizabeth Groenewald &10000000000000011000000 11 years Unknown South Africa South Africa Elizabeth Groenewald gave birth to a baby girl weighing 6.63 lb (3.01 kg) at a hospital in Cape Town, South Africa in September 1949. 1951-09 September 1951 ZZ !Unidentified &10000000000000011000000 11 years Unknown United States United States A girl gave birth to a baby girl weighing 7.44 lb (3.37 kg) at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois on September 26, 1951. 1952-01 January 1952 ZZ !Unidentified &10000000000000011000000 11 years A 40-year-old man United States United States A girl gave birth to a baby boy weighing 6.38 lb (2.89 kg) at Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley, California on January 28, 1952. 1956 1956 H. A. N. !H. A. N. &10000000000000011000000 11 years Unknown Brazil Brazil A girl, identified by the initials H. A N., gave birth to a baby in Brazil in 1956. 1956-03 March 1956 Newkirk Matthews, Mattie RuthMattie Ruth Newkirk Matthews &10000000000000011000000 11 years The girl's 17-year-old husband. United States United States Mattie Ruth Newkirk Matthews of Duplin County, North Carolina gave birth to a baby girl at Hawes Clinic in Rose Hill on March 26, 1956. 1957-07 July 1957 ZZ !Unidentified &10000000000000011000000 11 years Unknown United States United States A girl gave birth unassisted to a baby girl weighing 5.94 lb (2.69 kg) at her home in Green Bay, Wisconsin on July 9, 1957. The baby died soon after birth. 1957-08-16 August 1957 ZZ !Unidentified &1000000000000001011999911 years, 0 days Unknown United States United States A girl from Curtis, Arkansas gave birth by caesarean section to a baby weighing 6.25 lb (2.83 kg) at a medical center in Little Rock on August 16, 1957, her eleventh birthday. 1958-06 June 1958 Turner, Donna SueDonna Sue Turner &10000000000000011000000 11 years The girl's 20-year-old husband. United States United States Donna Sue Turner gave birth to a baby girl weighing 7.81 lb (3.54 kg) at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Missouri on June 4, 1958. She married a transit worker 9 years her senior at 10, claiming to be 15 to obtain a marriage license. When he left her shortly after their daughter's birth, she filed for divorce, which was granted in August 1959. 1958-05 May 1958 ZZ !Unidentified &10000000000000011000000 11 years Unknown United States United States A girl gave birth to a baby boy weighing 7.13 lb (3.23 kg) in Asheville, North Carolina on May 26, 1958. 1958-10 October 1958 ZZ !Unidentified &10000000000000011000000 11 years Unknown United Kingdom United Kingdom A girl gave birth to a baby in London, England on October 6, 1958. 1959-11 November 1959 ZZ !Unidentified &10000000000000011000000 11 years Unknown United States United States A girl gave birth to a baby boy weighing 8 lb (3.6 kg) in Hilo, Hawaii on November 2, 1959. 1960-04 April 1960 Ottaviani, GiulianaGiuliana Ottaviani &1000000000000001100000011 years The girl stated the father had promised to marry her but would not identify him. Italy Italy Giuliana Ottaviani gave birth to a baby girl weighing 6 lb (2.7 kg) at the University of Perugia maternity clinic in Perugia, Italy on April 2, 1960. 1962-06 June 1962 ZZ !Unidentified &10000000000000011000000 11 years Unknown Mexico Mexico A girl gave birth to a baby boy weighing 7 lb (3.2 kg) at San Luis Community Hospital in San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico on June 19, 1962. 1962-11 October 1962 ZZ !Unidentified &1000000000000001100000011 years Unknown United States United States A girl gave birth to a baby boy weighing 7.81 lb (3.54 kg) at Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois on October 16, 1962. 1963-08 August 1963 ZZ !Unidentified &10000000000000011000000 11 years The girl's 39-year-old stepfather. Austria Austria A girl gave birth to twin girls in Steyr, Austria on August 19, 1963. 1964 1964 ZZ !Unidentified &10000000000000011000000 11 years Unknown South Africa South Africa A girl gave birth "normally" to a baby boy weighing 5.06 lb (2.30 kg) at Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1964. 1964-01 January 1964 ZZ !Unidentified &1000000000000001100000011 years Unknown United States United States A girl gave birth to a stillborn baby at Grace-New Haven Community Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut on January 24, 1964. Her parents were quoted as saying they were unaware she was pregnant. 1964-02 February 1964 ZZ !Unidentified &10000000000000011000000 11 years A 45-year-old man. Colombia Colombia A girl gave birth to a baby girl weighing 9 lb (4.1 kg) in Agua de Dios, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia in February 1964. 1965-04 April 1965 Frassino, AngelaAngela Frassino &10000000000000011000000 11 years The girl's 19-year-old boyfriend. Italy Italy Angela Frassino gave birth to a baby girl weighing 6.6 lb (3.0 kg) at her parents' home in Acireale, Sicily, Italy on April 9, 1965. 1965-08 August 1965 ZZ !Unidentified &1000000000000001100000011 years The father, a 40-year-old man, was imprisoned. Peru Peru A girl gave birth to twins at a hospital in Lima, Peru on August 25, 1965. Both of the twins died a few hours later. 1968-04 April 1968 ZZ !Unidentified &10000000000000011000000
Protecting Overseas Filipino Workers MANILA (AFP) - The Philippines said Wednesday it had banned Filipinos from travelling to work in 41 countries and territories that had allegedly failed to provide enough safeguards to protect them from abuse. The Department of Labour and Employment in a board resolution posted on its website said the blacklisted countries failed to sign international conventions protecting foreign workers. Neither have these countries signed agreements with
Japan: World's Country With Many Holidays Japan is a country with many holidays. They all want to describe in detail would certainly be possible only in the form of a book. The mere description of the fourteen statutory holiday falls on long. The Matsuri, the name of many holidays are often celebrated regionally. Moreover, they are usually in a religious context, so that even a visit to a temple or shrine, usually when it does not shrines are pageants. Holidays in January The year begins with the modern Japanese New Year (oshougatsu) on 1 January. In Japan before the usual Gregorian calendar was introduced in Europe, began the new year with the beginning of spring. It will eat special New Year dishes (Osechi), including a lot of sweet and sour dishes. In addition, it is customary – for New Year’s postcards to send to friends and relatives who have to buy often already pre-printed in stores – just like at Christmas. New Year is one of the main holiday seasons in Japan, next to the Golden Week and O-bon. It is also common on New Year’s walking around in kimonos and visit shrines, shops are usually closed. On the second Monday in January, the day of the adults (Seijin no hi) is celebrated. Japanese who are in the respective year, 20 years old or has become not so long ago are making, is in a suit or kimono on the way to City Hall to celebrate their coming of age in a ceremony. After the Japanese law is only someone with 20 years of age. Holidays in February The only statutory holiday in February is the anniversary of the founding of the Reich (Kenkoku Kinen no Hi) on 11 February is celebrated. A non-public holiday, however, is on 3 February. Setsubun, the beginning of spring, according to lunar calendar, an important religious holiday. Japanese demons, but in many ways are distributed symbolic. Even in Japan there are 14 February, Valentine’s Day, bestow on the Japanese women husbands, colleagues and bosses with so-called giri-chocolate. Holidays in April On 29 April begins the so-called “Golden Week” (Golden Week) with the previous World
Can Water Be A Fuel? With ALMIGHTY GOD Mercy, there are people bestowed with deep thinking. Before the discovery of present man/group that water can be a fuel, it was already mentioned in the Noble Quran. In fact before the discovery of present man/group that water's SG Gas, one Muslim Thinker/Journalist defined that Quran 21:30 already embodies that water can be a fuel. ALMIGHTY GOD IS THE GREATEST! The story that you are about to read below is a tangible manifestation of Noble Quran 21:30. The Theory of "Water Ion Technologies Site" about their discovery of SG Gas:
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How to build a Hand Operated* Barrio Rice Mill A.Materials & Tools needed: 1. V-grooved hand wheel 2. 4-by-2 3/16-by-8 inch hard wood block 3. 4-by-1 13/16-by-8 inch hard wood block 4. Jigsaw 5. Sandpaper, course 6. 3/8-by-16 inch circular steel rod 7. Epoxy 8. Wood glue 9. Clamps 10. Lathe 11. Router table 12. Power drill 13. 2 14 1/2-by-11-by-1 inch wood sheets 14. 2 bronze sleeve bearings with 3/8-inch flange 15. Hand crank 16. 8-by-14-by-2 inch wood sheet 17. 8-by-11-by-1 inch wood sheet 18. 8-by-2 inch shiny brass plate 19. Screws 20. Water-based polyurethane 21. Paintbrush B. Building The Roller 1. Cut a square 3/8-inch channel through the long center of the largest side of the 4-by-2 3/16-by-8 inch wood block. Use rough sandpaper on the channel's three sides. 2. Lay the steel rod in the channel so that it extends two inches out of the block on one side and six inches on the other. Seal it in place with the epoxy. 3. Glue and clamp the 4-by-1 13/16-by-8 wood block atop the first so they are flush together. The channel will be in the center and the steel rod still in place. Sand off any uneven ridges and excess glue that appears outside the seams. 4. Set the piece in a lathe after the glue is dry and round the edges and sides until the block is an even circle down its length. The circle's diameter should be no less than 3 1/2 inches. 5. Create a series of 1/8-inch deep grooves 1/8 inch apart down the length of the roller surface using a table router. These will allow the roller to grip the rice. C. Assembling The Mill 1. Drill a hole through the center of both 14 1/2-by-11 inch sheets of wood four inches from the bottom edge and place bronze sleeve bearings in each hole. These will be the side walls for the rice mill. Set the roller through the bearings. 2. Attach the hand crank with epoxy to the long end of the steel rod
My Open Letter to the Philippine President Part 4 06 August 2012 To: H.E. President Noynoy Aquino Subject: My Proposal on Creating a Major Energy and Paper Industries from Philippine Rice Husks and Rice Straws Dear Mr. President, Again, may I disturb you for a while with these small things that came to my mind. Even small as they are, I think we can do these in the Philippines as what other countries like Vietnam's and other neighbors's. In fact we were first and foremost before these countries in producing wastes rice husks and rice straws. If you still remember we were once a great rice producer. And I still believed that we can revive it now with your current Administration. Again, I'm talking about the wastes from/during Rice Harvests. To make this story short, alas, these wastes that contribute disturbing the Malacanang Palace can now be a contributing economy to the Republic. Here's how: 1. Energy from Rice Husks a. Rice Husks b. Generator powered by Rice Husks c. Possible Exporting of Rice husks 2. Homemade Paper Production from Rice Straw (disregarding Paper Milll)
Local Games in the Philippines: Lake Lanao Sarimanok Boat Race Instead of the traditional Dragon figurehead and scales of a Dragon Boat or Viking Longship, the Sarimanok boats have a Sarimanok figurehead and elaborate okir leaf and vine motif on its side. Sarimanok is the legendary bird of the Maranao traditionally depicted as a fowl with colorful wings and feathered tail, holding a fish on
Do you know? ...that the Pearl of Allah in the Philippines is the Largest and the Most Expensive Pearl in the World! (Please see the picture herein) ...that the Pearl of Allah was found/discovered in Palawan, Philippiness. It is called Pearl of Allah because it somewhat resembles a turbaned head. The pearl was extracted from a giant clam off the coast of Bataraza, Palawan in 1934 by a Filipino diver. Wilburn Cobb, an American who brought the pearl from the Philippines in 1939 and owned it until his death in 1979, published an account of how he came to own it in Natural History Magazine. According to Cobb, he wanted
Philippine Buco-Fruit Salad Ingredients: 1. All fruits you like including Marang: 2. Milk 3. Sugar