November 2nd, 2010

Wise and Positive Words Nov 2

Positive words of encouragement to make every day a Success!

"Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater." - Mary Manin Morrissey

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. - Truman Capote


Inspiration by Great Women!

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself." -- Anna Quindlen

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it." -- Mary Engelbreit

" A man's got to do what a man's got to do. A woman must do what he can't" -- Rhonda Hansome

Elak budaya robot - Najib

 PUTRAJAYA 1 Nov. - Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak mahu kakitangan awam menjauhi 'budaya automasi' atau bersikap seperti robot sebaliknya berfikiran kritis dan konstruktif semasa bekerja.

Beliau yang juga Menteri Kewangan berkata, sejajar dengan usaha transformasi negara melalui produktiviti kerja, setiap kakitangan awam perlu mencari penyelesaian secara kreatif dan inovatif.

Justeru, kata beliau, semua ketua jabatan dan agensi di bawah Kementerian Kewangan perlu secara berterusan membudayakan inovasi di dalam persekitaran kerja dan berusaha melakukan yang terbaik.

''Saya mahu melihat keberkesanan satu mekanisme yang boleh menggalakkan setiap warga kementerian berkongsi idea-idea kreatif dan bernas bagi memudahkan tugasan seharian supaya lebih efisien dan efektif.

''Keadaan ini seharusnya memberikan impak yang positif kepada perkhidmatan kerajaan sekali gus membawa kepada kepuasan rakyat," katanya ketika berucap semasa sambutan Hari Inovasi Kementerian Kewangan, di sini hari ini.

Teks ucapan beliau dibacakan oleh Menteri Kewangan Kedua, Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah.

Hadir sama Timbalan Menteri Kewangan, Senator Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai dan Ketua Setiausaha Perbendaharaan, Tan Sri Dr. Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah.

Najib berkata, proses membudayakan inovasi bukan hanya memfokus kepada ruang yang sempit melibatkan penghasilan kerja semata-mata sebaliknya perlu dilihat daripada pelbagai aspek kerja seorang penjawat awam.

Sehubungan itu, beliau yakin dengan membudayakan inovasi, kementerian tersebut dapat meningkatkan lagi daya saing dan nilai tambah terhadap penghasilannya.



Sumber : Utusan Malaysia Dalam Negeri Nov 2, 2010 Elak budaya robot - Najib

Banjir ka Bah ?



Floods hit Perlis and KedahPadi farmer Sian Cheugi,38, and his dog Dam resting at their hut surrounded by flood waters in Kampung Kubang Chenok,Jitra, Kedah. The floods have forced over 3,000 people to leave their homes in Perlis and Kedah.

Floods: More than 3,000 evacuated in Kedah and Perlis By EMBUN MAJID and MANJIT KAUR


Continuous rain causes havoc in northern states

ALOR SETAR: More than 3,000 people from some 50 villages in Kedah and Perlis have been evacuated to relief centres as non-stop rain caused havoc in the two states.

The bad weather from Sunday also forced the closure of several roads, including KM10.2 of North-South Expressway in Changlun, causing massive traffic jams on either side of the expressway on Monday.

The stretch was closed since 1pm after it was submerged under two-metre-deep floodwaters.

Signboards were put up to tell motorists plying between Bukit Kayu Hitam and Changlun to use the Changlun-Kuala Perlis highway.

In Kedah, more than 2,000 people from more than 35 villages in two districts in Kedah to been moved to relief centres.

In Perlis, 1,218 people from 17 villages were evacuated to 10 relief centres in the state.

A spokesman of Perlis Welfare Department Flood Operation Centre said that several stretches of roads were also submerged under about two metres of floodwaters, including Jalan Kaki Bukit and Jalan Titi Tinggi.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/11/1/nation/20101101134344&sec=nation

 Sebahagian kenderaan terpaksa meredah banjir walaupun berhadapan risiko kereta rosak di kilometer 10 Lebuh Raya Utara Selatan menuju ke Bukit Kayu Hitam, Changloon, Kedah, semalam.

11 sekolah ditutup hari ini

KANGAR 1 Nov. - Sebelas buah sekolah di Perlis ditutup berikutan banjir yang melanda negeri ini. Pengarah Pelajaran Perlis, Mansor Lat berkata, tujuh sekolah rendah dan empat sekolah menengah yang terletak di sekitar kawasan Parlimen Padang Besar dan Arau itu ditutup kerana paras air yang semakin meningkat.

Tujuh sekolah rendah yang terbabit ialah Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Panggas, SK Bukit Keteri, SK Arau, SK Padang Melangit, SK Santan, SK Tengku Budriah dan SJK(C) Hua Aik, katanya kepada Bernama di sini, malam ini.

Empat sekolah menengah yang turut ditutup ialah Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama (SMKA) Arau, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Datuk Sheikh Ahmad, SMK Arau dan Sekolah Menengah Agama (SMA) Al-Madrasah Al-Alawiyah Addiniah, Arau.

Mansor berkata, kesemua sekolah terbabit hanya akan ditutup esok dan keputusan sama ada tempoh penutupan itu akan dilanjutkan bergantung kepada keadaan banjir.

"Pada masa ini kami hanya buat keputusan untuk menutup sekolah-sekolah itu esok," katanya.

Bagaimanapun, beliau tidak menyatakan jumlah pelajar dan guru yang terbabit dengan penutupan sekolah itu.

Sebanyak tujuh buah sekolah telah dijadikan pusat pemindahan banjir termasuk SK Titi Tinggi, SMK Datuk Jaafar Hassan dan SK Batu Bertangkup.

Hujan yang berlaku sejak lebih 24 jam lalu berlarutan sehingga malam ini dan pasukan penyelamat melakukan rondaan bagi tugas menyelamat di kawasan-kawasan terbabit.



http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2010&dt=1102&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Utara&pg=wu_01.htm



Computer Diagnosis ` Now Do You Trust It?

 One day Bill complained to his friend that his elbow really hurt. His friend suggested that he go to a computer at the drug store that can diagnose anything quicker and cheaper than a doctor.

''Simply put in a sample of your urine and the computer will diagnose your problem and tell you what you can do about it. It only costs $10." Bill figured he had nothing to lose, so he filled a jar with a urine sample and went to the drug store. Finding the computer, he poured in the sample and deposited the $10. The computer started making some noise and various lights started flashing. After a brief pause out popped a small slip of paper on which was printed: "You have tennis elbow. Soak your arm in warm water. Avoid heavy lifting. It will be better in two weeks."

Later that evening while thinking how amazing this new technology was and how it would change medical science forever, he began to wonder if this machine could be fooled. He mixed together some tap water, a stool sample from his dog and urine samples from his wife and daughter. To top it off, he masturbated into the concoction. He went back to the drug store, located the machine, poured in the sample and deposited the $10. The computer again made the usual noise and printed out the following message:

"Your tap water is too hard. Get a water softener. Your dog has worms. Get him vitamins. Your daughter is using cocaine. Put her in a rehabilitation clinic. Your wife is pregnant with twin girls. They aren't yours. Get a lawyer. And if you don't stop jerking off, your tennis elbow will never get better."

via nikman