Selasa, 22 Maret 2011

Greatest Quates ( Pepatah Hidup dari tokoh-tokoh Dunia )

"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expect of you." - Henry Ward Beecher

"It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - J. K. Rowling.

"The more reasons you have for achieving your goal, the more determined you will become." - Brian Tracy

"Be like a postage stamp, stick to one thing until you get there." - Josh Billings

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live." - Mortimer Adler

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." - Mario Andre

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it." - W.C.Fields.

"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." - Samuel Johnson

"How far that little candle throws his beams. So shines a good deed in a weary world." - Shakespeare

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." - Lao Tzu

"The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become." - Harold Taylor

"Everything has changed, except our way of thinking." - Albert Einstein
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World Day for Water, Previous Years

2010: Clean Water for a Healthy World
Coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The communication and visual identity campaign is by FAO WATER, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Water section.[3]
UN-Water is dedicating World Water Day 2010 to the theme of water quality, reflecting its importance alongside quantity of the resource in water management.
Clean water and war: in time of war the access to clean water is frequently restricted because water supply or purification systems have been destroyed, because water reserves are located in areas that have become dangerous or because of massive displacement. People ultimately resort to sources of water with a high health risk and many people contract water-borne diseases.[4]
2009: Transboundary Waters
Coordinated by the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO), with the assistance of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Water section.[3]
On the occasion of 2009 World Day for Water the ICRC called on governments to ensure safe water and decent sanitation for civilians in conflict zones. In many conflicts, disease kills more civilians than bullets.[5]
2008: Sanitation
Coordinated by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The World Day for Water 2008 also coincides with the International Year of Sanitation (2008), which was organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) in collaboration with the UN-Water Task Froce on Sanitation.[6]
On March 21, 2008, Guardian Weekly published a special report on World Day for Water.OMG[citation needed][7]
2007: Coping With Water Scarcity
Coordinated by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). 2007's theme highlighted the increasing significance of water scarcity worldwide and the need for increased integration and cooperation to ensure sustainable, efficient and equitable management of scarce water resources, both at international and local levels.[8]
2006: Water and Culture
Coordinated by United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO). The theme 'Water and Culture' of 2006 drew the attention to the fact that there are as many ways of viewing, using, and celebrating water as there are cultural traditions across the world.[9][10]
2005: Water for Life 2005-2015
Coordinated by the United Nations (UN). The United Nations General Assembly at its 58th session in December 2003 agreed to proclaim the years 2005 to 2015 as the International Decade for Action, "Water for Life" (Water for Life Decade), and beginning with World Water Day, March 22, 2005.[11] The Water for Life decade set the world’s goals on “a greater focus on water-related issues, while striving to ensure the participation of women in water-related development efforts, and further cooperation at all levels to achieve water-related goals of the Millennium Declaration, Johannesburg Plan of Implementation of the World Summit for Sustainable Development and Agenda 21.”[12]
2004: Water and Disasters
Coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). The message of the Day was: Weather, climate and water resources can have a devastating impact on socio-economic development and on the well-being of humankind. According to the World Meteorological Organization weather and climate-related extreme events, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, storms, cyclones, floods and drought, account for nearly 75 per cent of all disasters. They lead to an enormous toll of human suffering, loss of life and economic damage. Monitoring these events, predicting their movements and issuing timely warnings are essential to mitigate the disastrous impact of such events on population and economy.[9]
2003: Water for Future
Coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Water for the Future was the theme for World Water Day 2003. It called on each one of us to maintain and improve the quality and quantity of fresh water available to future generations. The goal was to inspire political and community action and encourage greater global understanding of the need for more responsible water use and conservation.[9]
2002: Water for Development
Coordinated by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The theme for 2002, 'Water for Development,' carried the message that the poor and deteriorating state of water resources in many parts of the world demand integrated water resources planning and management.[9]
2001: Water for Health
Coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO). The message for the day was: "Concrete efforts are necessary to provide clean drinking water and improve health as well as to increase awareness world-wide of the problems and of the solutions. 22 March is a unique occasion to remind everybody that solutions are possible. Use the resources on this site to help turn words into political commitment and action.”[13]
2000: Water for the 21st Century
Coordinated by United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO).[14]
1999: Everyone Lives Downstream
Coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The 1999 World Water Day's primary message is that when it comes to using freshwater, human beings, whether they live in a village or a megacity, cannot isolate themselves from their neighbours. Rather, there are fundamental linkages and dependencies between water users and uses in a given drainage basin that affect everyone in that basin.[15]
1998: Groundwater - The Invisible Resource
Coordinated by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Nearly half of the world's population depends on groundwater sources for drinking water supply and for other uses. The UN is concerned about three primary gaps in groundwater management which have enormous implications for sustainable development: (1) The accelerated degradation of groundwater systems, through pollution of aquifers. (2) The lack of both professional and public awareness about the sustainable use and economic importance of groundwater resources generally. (3) The economic implications of not resolving groundwater demand and supply management.[16]
1997: The World's Water: Is there enough?
Coordinated by United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO)and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The message for the World Day for Water 1997 was that water is a basic requirement for all life, yet water resources are facing more and more demands from, and competition among, users.[9][17]
1996: Water for Thirsty Cities
World Day for Water 1996 emphasized the growing water crisis faced by cities across the world which threatens the sustainability of their social and economic development.[9][18]
1995: Women and Water[19]
1994: Caring for our Water Resources is Everybody's Business[20]
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Top Chef All-Stars: Power Rankings Week 14

www.cinemablend.comAfter - the contestants combined for three sketchy dishes last week, I wasn’t sure what we might get moving forward. Sometimes the finale is a brilliant back and forth where all involved step up and produce wonderful and inventive courses. Other times it’s a choke fest of muted flavors and safe offerings. You would think a season filled with all-stars would produce heightened drama near the end, but the judges were given three very poor dishes during the last episode. I was skeptical how the remaining four would fire back. Turns out that nervousness was misplaced.

Cooking on the beach with conch the chefs were forced to catch themselves, they all battled the elements and ultimately came out smelling like roses. For the second week in a row, there was no topping emerging juggernaut Mike Isabella. He crammed pineapple, conch and a few other flavors into a seaweed wrap that once again narrowly edged Richard who screwed himself with one underdone piece of lobster that happened to go to the guest judge. Chef Tom ranted and raved about Blais’ sweet potatoes he deftly turned into pasta, but his praises couldn’t sway the others enough to top Mike. Antonia and Tiffany also did their part, though the former’s dish was a little too safe for Padma’s liking and the latter had some hot and cold problems with her chowder ceviche. In the end, Tiffany’s chill was enough to send her home, leaving us with three remaining competitors, each confident he oer she could win.

The Top Chef Power Rankings are a combination of ordered lists put together by Cinema Blend writers Mack Rawden and Jessica Grabert, as well as professional poker player and hungry hungry carnivore Brain Carraher. A first place vote is worth eighteen points. This week a last place vote was worth sixteen. Fifteen chefs have already been eliminated and therefore automatically occupy the bottom slots. For the first time, we’ve done away with the separate categories of favorites and contenders. Three chefs are left, and while Richard should still be considered the favorite, all three have legitimate chances to win. Here’s a look at how the voting shook down…

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Still In The Running

#1) Richard Blais (54): Richard needs to stop putting so much goddamn pressure on himself. Everyone else wants to win, but he treats the competition like his wife is strapped into a dunk tank and will be dropped if he doesn’t execute flawlessly. I’m all for mentally preparing to win, but once you get out there, you need to stop focusing on long-term repercussions and just execute like you know you can. If Richard can do that, he should thrive in the finale format that will likely allow him to pursue as many crazy recipes. If not, he’ll be left bitter and angry until Top Chef has another all-star season in five or six years.

#2) Antonia Lofaso (51): It’s a good thing for Antonia it was Tiffany’s time to go. Her dish this week lacked focus, and the Top Chef judge regulars weren’t particularly pleased with several components on the plate. Antonia did have two outside factors going for her. The first was guest judge Lorena “bad opinions” Garcia was all over her dish. The second was Tiffany serving a hot soup with a cold ceviche that made for one lukewarm dish. Antonia’s had a rough few weeks, and she’s not normally the type of person to land in the middle. She’ll either rise to the occasion, or she’ll sink like she’s got lead weights tied to her. She’s a variable, so there’s no telling how these next few weeks will go.

#3) Mike Isabella (48): Mike began the season with a solid always-in-the-middle performance. Following this he had one high week and then several lows. If he had gone home then, I don’t think anyone would have been surprised. However, in the past two weeks, Mike’s been on the top of the game. He's worked on trying new dishes and has learned new techniques and this has garnered him back-to-back elimination challenge wins as well as one quickfire win. Brian’s been all over Mike’s shit all along, but I would have been hard pressed to believe he’d make it into the finals until the past few weeks. As it currently stands, he’s looking more and more like the man to beat.

Here’s a look at how each of the three ballots shook out:

Richard (18)
Antonia (17)
Mike (16)
Richard (18)
Antonia (17)
Mike (16)
Richard (18)
Antonia (17)
Mike (16) 
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Court sentences former Israeli president to 7 years in prison

(CNN) -- A Tel Aviv district court Tuesday sentenced former Israeli president Moshe Katsav to seven years in prison on multiple charges of rape and sexual harassment.
The case involved three women -- two in the president's office and one in the tourism ministry.
In late December, the three-judge panel found Katsav guilty of two charges of rape, two charges of forceful sexual harassment and one charge of sexual harassment.
Katsav had agreed in 2007 to plead guilty to lesser charges and pay a fine to avoid jail time, but pulled out of the deal when it came time to enter his plea.
The plea bargain caused a public storm in Israel, mainly because it did not include charges of rape, contrary to what had been suggested in a draft indictment.
Katsav, of the center-right Likud Party, was president of Israel from 2000 to 2007. He was minister of tourism before that. The charges stem from allegations made against him in both jobs.
He resigned the presidency in June 2007 because of the sexual assault allegations.
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Goal Setting Quotes

"What keeps me going is goals."
Muhummad Ali

"Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work."
Oprah Winfrey

"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps."

"The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them."
Jim Rohn

"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
Louis Pasteur

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
Walt Disney

"The more reasons you have for achieving your goal, the more determined you will become."
Brian Tracy

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal."
Henry Ford

"A goal properly set is halfway reached."
Zig Ziglar

"When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish what at first seemed impossible."
Nido Qubein

"Goals are like steppingstones to the stars. They should never be used to put a ceiling or a limit on achievement."
Denis Waitley

"Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals."
Jim Rohn

"Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive." Robert Schuller

"What you get by achieving your goals is as important as what you become by achieving your goals."
Henry David Thoreau

"A goal without a plan is just a wish."
Antoine de Saint Exupery
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Pepatah Hidup 13

Ketika kamu bertemu seseorang yg mampu membuatmu tersenyum ketika air mata telah jatuh di pipimu, sayangi mereka!

Sampaikan kebenaran dengan cara yang baik, bukan menghina, menyalahkan pun menghakimi orang lain meski mungkin ia memang bersalah.

Hidup dapat mengejutkanmu, dan lebih menakjubkan dan menarik jika kamu mau sedikit membuka pikiranmu.

Jangan biarkan orang lain menjadikan kamu, karena sekali mereka melakukannya, mereka bisa menghancurkan kamu.

Kadang kamu harus akui hari ini tak berjalan seperti yg kamu inginkan, tapi kamu juga harus tahu selalu ada hari esok.

Tak perlu dia yg sempurna, karena yg kamu butuhkan adalah dia yg tahu kekuranganmu, tapi tetap ingin bersamamu.

Selalu ada pelajaran dari setiap masalah. Jika kamu belajar darinya maka masa lalu adalah langkah tuk masa depan.

Tersenyumlah bahkan ketika kamu punya banyak masalah. Jangan biarkan masalah mencuri kebahagiaanmu.

Jangan pernah menyerah pada apa yang kamu anggap benar, meskipun kamu pikir itu sia-sia. Terus berusaha!

Jangan hanya berbagi kesedihan pada sahabatmu, bagikan juga kebahagiaan. Biarkan mereka tahu bahwa mereka berarti.

Dalam cinta, terkadang kamu sengaja menjauhkan dirimu, karena kamu ingin tahu siapa yg punya keberanian tuk mendekatimu.

Cinta yg terbaik adalah yg membuatmu menjadi seseorang yg lebih baik, tanpa mengubahmu menjadi org lain.

Masalah dalam hidup mungkin membuatmu jatuh, tapi selama kamu mampu berdiri kembali, kamu pribadi yg lebih baik saat ini.

" Mereka yang berpikir darinya adalah orang yang paling bahagia, maka adalah benar adanya "

" Kesempatan anda untuk sukses dalam berusaha selalu bisa diukur oleh keyakinan anda pada diri sendiri "

" Setiap kesuksesan hanyalah tiket menuju sebuah amasalah yang lebih sulit "

Keberhasilan tidak berarti "saya menang, kamu kalah" didalam keberhasilan yang sejati, setiap orang adalah pemenang

"Tak ada kesalahan, tak ada kebetulan, segala kejadian adalah berkah yg diberikan bagi kita utk belajar darinya"
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Inspiration Quotes

"How far that little candle throws his beams. So shines a good deed in a weary world." - Shakespeare
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." - Thomas Jefferson
"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.”
George Bernard Shaw

"To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can."
Arthur Ashe

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."
Thomas Edison

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.”
William Arthur Ward

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."

"Strong, deeply rooted desire is the starting point of all achievement."
Napoleon Hill

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."
William James

“A man with no imagination has no wings.”
Muhammad Ali

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.”
Henry David Thoreau

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
Peter F. Drucker

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit."

"It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
J. K. Rowling

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When you follow the dream in you heart, you’re energised, inspired, and motivated.”
Dr. John F. Demartini

“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”
Henry Van Dyke
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