Thursday, November 25, 2010
All teachers, irrespective of their disciplines, can put an understanding of learning styles to good use in their teaching practices. It makes teaching more rewarding, communication more effective and increases students' participation in teaching/learning activities.
All students, regardless of the course they are in, can learn more effectively if they know their own learning styles. It helps them to maximise their learning potential, overcome problems in the classroom, improve their learning strategies, understand how best to study and get better scores in examinations and reduce stress.
Read more: Comment: It pays to know your style http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/alam10/Article#ixzz16JDBsW7k
He also spins at a club every Saturday under the name Premosupremo and plays a rapper in an episode of Crossings, which started airing Oct 1 at 8.30pm over ntv7.
The highlight of his career is "the ability to put a smile on someone's face" every time he's on TV or on air.
And it doesn't matter how -- whether it is someone winning a prize in a TV or radio contest or him saying silly things. "It keeps me happy knowing that I'm making someone happy," says Prem.
Read more: My schooldays: 'Best days of my life' http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/10prem/Article#ixzz16JCwJzNS
BOTH Aristotle and Cicero saw friendship as something that was special and important. It represented, at its highest and best example, a form of love known as philia, for the ancient Greeks and amicitia by the ancient Romans. Friendship for the ancients binds us together at the highest level of our common humanity.
Friendship is for most of us one of the most important and poignant relationships we can have. The observation that he or she "has no friends" is often one of the most cutting and chilling things a person can say of another. As soon as it is said we imagine having no friends and the sense of loneliness and despair that follows is palpable.
Friendship it appears provides our lives with meaning in a day-to-day sense and gives us an avenue to express love, affection and commitment in ways that allow us to express higher and more humane values.
Read more: Comment: Value of friendship http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/ja17/Article#ixzz16JCgY1ES
THE School Innovation Camp had threatened to be yet another boring weekend programme.
But there was something a little unusual about the camp and participants, who were from SM Sultan Abdul Halim, Jitra and SM Pendang — both in Kedah — could sense it.
Read more: Innovation: Dare to fail http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/Innovation_Daretofail/Article#ixzz16JCQ7G5y
Until Nov 30, young people nationwide are encouraged to rally together and voice their passion for an idea, aspiration or social cause. The project with the most votes stands a chance to be seed-funded by DiGi.
"Youth today are so much more aware of themselves and the community at large, putting a lot of energy in what they believe in. We have a platform to enable them to freely express their interest in a fresh and exciting way that can inspire their peers to follow in their footsteps," says DiGi head of segments Moharmustaqeem Mohammed.
The unique entries received to date exhibit a wide range of youth interests that include championing social causes. "Some entries are quite noble and inspiring, for example building a hostel for children in a rural school to save them from walking miles from their homes and across rivers. This shows how socially aware of others' needs our youth are," says Moharmustaqeem.
At the other end of the spectrum, there are some entries that look at fulfilling personal aspirations. For instance, three best friends have mooted the idea to have one last skydiving adventure together before parting ways to further their studies.
The contest is inspired by the Buddyz feature from DiGi's latest youth pack, DiGi Easy Prepaid. To bring the Buddyz theme to life, the contest is open to groups of two to four youth between 13 and 30 years old. Each week, DiGi is granting up to RM10,000 to the team that generates the most votes for its idea.
For details, log on to the Free Your Ideas tab on www.facebook.com/DiGiYouths or watch the video at www.youtube.com/user/playDiGi
Read more: Free Your Ideas http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/ddg/Article#ixzz16JCEJwMl
This year, students are able to download the book, Times Soalan Ulangkaji SPM 2010, available on www.afterschool.my for free
The book contains revision questions for 13 main subjects, namely Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mathematics, History, Additional Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science, Accounting, Commerce, Economics and English for Science and Technology. The book, an annual community project by Times Guides Sdn Bhd, was put together by a panel of teachers with vast experience.
Some 20,000 Form Five students from schools in the Klang Valley, Penang, Johor, Ipoh, Malacca and Seremban received free hard copies of the book. High printing costs have put a limit on the number of hard copies.
For details on the book, call the publisher at 03-7729-8120. Readers can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more: Free SPM revision guide http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/spfree/Article#ixzz16JC24H00
We have all read prose and thought to ourselves: “He or she has no idea what (he or she) is talking about!” Usually the prose is unclear, cluttered and confusing.
I will admit that I have often been guilty of the crime. When I read my work I sometimes find myself saying, “You really are not clear there” or “What you have written makes no sense at all”. Such is the cost of not thinking and writing clearly.
So why write? What’s the point? Why such effort when the rewards apparently are so meagre?
George Orwell, whose writings many consider as the exemplar of clear prose and strong commitment, provides one point of view. According to Orwell, in his essay Why I Write (1946), there are usually four reasons why we write.
The first is “sheer egoism”. Orwell argues that the desire to “seem clever, to be talked about, to be remembered after death” is a primary motive. Vanity, according to Orwell, drives us to write.
The second reason is aesthetic enthusiasm. Orwell wrote: “Perception of beauty in the external world, or, on the other hand, in words and their right arrangement” are examples of an aesthetic appreciation that motivates many to write.
Read more: Why we write http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/Whywewrite/Article#ixzz16JBq2Dtt
A weekly column in NST was a conduit for Pusat Racun Negara to help the public understand its role as well as gauge their expectations.
The column played a useful part, judging by the public's response. The centre also took action based on information provided by the public.
Over the years, the scope of the column expanded to engage the man in the street in other issues of interest, especially education, global events, science and health.
It has been rewarding to be able to reach out and learn from others. It can be difficult at times but that is the nature of any good discourse! It helps to build trust and mutual respect which is a must in the world of education.
Read more: Perspective: Communicate from the heart http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/21dd/Article#ixzz16JBgvW44
The charismatic politician was widely regarded as a father figure who transcended ethnic boundaries and religious or cultural differences.
Dr Lim’s eldest son, Chien Aun, said his father was brought home to the
family house from Penang Hospital at 6pm and died at 9pm.
Dr Lim had been hospitalised since Oct 26 after suffering a stroke and had
been in a coma since.
His death closes an important chapter in Penang’s history as Dr Lim was instrumental in Penang’s economic development when he was chief minister.
Although he retired from politics 20 years ago, his name still echoes in Penang,
a state he gave a major makeover during his many years as chief minister.
He transformed Penang from an economy that depended solely on its free-port
status to an urbanised and industrialised state good enough to be known as the
Silicon Valley of Malaysia.
Read more: Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu (1919-2010):
Man who transformed Penang into modern state http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/9trn/Article/#ixzz16JANrXTQ
The South Korean Coast Guard pulled the bodies of two men, believed to be in their 60s, from a destroyed construction site on the tiny island of Yeonpyeong near the disputed maritime border with North Korea.
The North's hour-long artillery barrages targeting the island on Tuesday also killed at least two South Korean Marines and wounded 18 people in what United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon called one of the "gravest incidents" since the end of the Korean War.
Read more: S. Korean troops remain on high alert http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/2korr/Article/#ixzz16J9d6Y9S
The show will feature folk and classical dances, a repertoire in the successful series and winner of the Boh Cameronian Audience Choice Award for Best Dance Production in 2006.
Tapestry creator and artistic director Joseph Gonzales, said: "The title refers to the colourful collage of dance cultures that make Malaysia mesmerising, hypnotic and joyous -- from classical dance repertoire that has its roots in the palace or temple traditions to the robust folk dance of Johor, Sabah and Sarawak".
Read more: Dances to show off our heritage http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/25tapest/Article/#ixzz16J9ScJZw
Maran looks forward to attending school next year so he can ride on the bus and explore new places.
For the time being, he enviously watches older children get on the school bus on weekday mornings before his kindergarten teacher arrives at the welfare shelter.
But Maran's luck changed recently when he got a chance to ride with actress Dira Abu Zahar in a charity ride organised by New Straits Times Press (NSTP).
The ride was in support of the Gold Ribbon and Grant-a-Wish campaign under Rainbow of Life Forces (Rolf) project initiated by the Creativision Group of Companies.
The NSTP convoy consisted of 45 super bikers and several drivers of four-wheel drives. The bikers were from clubs such as Biking Malaysia, Santana Riderz and Punjabi Bikers.
Read more: Making wishes come true for 82 children http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/rolf2/Article/#ixzz16J95dG3L
Malaysia's squash team (from left) Nicol David, Low Wee Wern, Sharon Wee and Delia Arnold celebrate the 9th gold after winning the women's team finals at the 16th Asian Games. NSTpix by Yusni Ariffin.
Nicol Ann David (C) of Malaysia hugs teammate Low Wee Wern (R) after beating Annie Au Wing Chi of Hong Kong to clinch the winning point during the squash women's team final contest at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on November 25, 2010. Malaysia beat Hong Kong 2-0 for the gold medal. Photo by AFP.
(From left) Azlan Iskandar ,Mohd Nafiizwan Mohd Adnan Ong Beng Hee and Iven Yuen secured the silver medal against Pakistan.
Read more: Malaysia meets target of 9 golds http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/Malaysiameetstargetof9golds/Article/#ixzz16J7kunEB
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said private sectors must
therefore transform their thinking and reassess their practices.
"Malaysia needs to capitalise on its strengths to build more home-grown
champions and strong international brands.
"We will like to see many more successes in a highly competitive and
technology-driven global industry.
"We must recognise that diversity is the core strength and source of
creativity and innovation needed to grow our economy," Muhyiddin said tonight at
the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers' annual dinner here today.
Read more: Transform thinking, reassess practises: DPM http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/Transformthinking_reassesspractises_DPM/Article/#ixzz16J7C1i1W
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
1. "Girls' Generation"
2. "Ooh La-La!"
3. "Baby Baby"
5. "Kissing You"
9. "7989" (feat. Kangta)
11. "Into the New World"
2. "Way to Go!"
3. "Dear, Mom"
5. "Let's Talk About LOVE"
Album: Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
1. "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)"
5. "My Child"
6. "One Year Later" (feat. Onew)
Album: 2007 WINTER SMTOWN - Only Love
1. "Love Melody"
"Your doll by Sunny"
"Finally Now by Sunny"
"Can you hear me by Taeyeon"
"It's okay if it hurts by Seohyun"
- 2007: Girls' Generation Goes to School
- 2007: MTV Girls' Generation
- 2008: Factory Girl
- 2009: Girls' Generation's Horror Movie Factory
- 2009: Himnae-ra-him!/Cheer Up!
- 2009: Girls' Generation's Hello Baby
- 2010: Right Now It's Girls' Generation
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Read more: Malaysian wins global citizenship contest http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/12wini/Article/#ixzz167NRPM21
(On an episode of the hit Nickelodeon series iCarly, the lead character’s eccentric older brother Spencer makes dinner one night.)
Tee Khay Mee's award-winning design
Loh Poh Shi’s award-winning design
Banana and Peanut Butter Yogurt Smoothie (Serves 2)
½ cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 medium banana, quartered
2 tbsp peanut butter
1½ tbsp honey
¼ cup ice cubes
½ cup low fat milk
1. Blend the banana with milk. Mix yogurt, honey and peanut butter and add to the blender.
2. Puree all ingredients in the blender until smooth.
Calories: 229 Kcal
Dietary fibre: 1.7g
Read more: PERFECT PLATE: Nutrient-rich meal for children http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/PERFECTPLATE_Nutrient-richmealforchildren/Article/#ixzz1678PHeJX
Meatball Marinara Sandwich (Serves 4)
350g chicken meat, minced
½ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
2 tbsp chopped onion
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
½ tsp dried leaf oregano
¼ tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp paprika
1 cup spaghetti sauce, plus
2 tbsp for meatballs
3 tbsp chopped parsley
1 loaf of Italian bread or 4 large sub rolls
1. Pre-heat oven to 176°C.
2. Combine chicken, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, parmesan, oregano, pepper, paprika and two tablespoons sauce in bowl.
3. Shape meat mixture into 12 equal meatballs. Place on a pan. Bake in pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through.
4. Heat one cup of sauce in a saucepan and stir in parsley. Divide bread cross-wise into four portions. Spoon meatballs and sauce into bread.
Dietary fibre: 0.57g
Read more: PERFECT PLATE: Nutrient-rich meal for children http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/PERFECTPLATE_Nutrient-richmealforchildren/Article/#ixzz167875j7q
Vegetable Frittata (Serves 4)
3 tbsp olive oil
1 chopped onion
1 large red pepper (cut in strips)
½ cup carrot (cut into small cubes)
2 medium-sized potatoes (peeled and cut into cubes)
½ cup broccoli (cut into small pieces)
½ cup cauliflower (cut into small pieces)
½ cup milk pepper
½ cup grated cheddar cheese
1. Saute all vegetables in olive oil for five minutes and add eggs, cheese and pepper.
2. Pour the batter into four baking moulds and bake for 40-50 minutes at 160ºC.
Calories: 249 Kcal
Read more: PERFECT PLATE: Nutrient-rich meal for children http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/PERFECTPLATE_Nutrient-richmealforchildren/Article/#ixzz1677BzXJl
Monday, November 22, 2010
One of the options that you can try is by using the KLIA Ekspres. It took 28 minutes from the KL Sentral to KLIA. With its low carbon emissions, the high-speed train is the fastest and greenest way to KLIA and the city.
Why travel with KLIA Ekspres.
KLIA Ekspres connects KLIA and KL Sentral which is located conveniently in the Kuala Lumpur . In KL Sentral, you can have flight check-in and take KLIA Ekspres ride. On top of this great services, you can also enjoy free porter service.
How to Buy Ticket Online
You can purchase your tickets online right here. Book, pay and ride – easy!
- Peak hours – every 15 minutes.
- Off-peak hours – every 20 minutes.
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