World Cup 2010: Uruguay vs. Ghana


Pamor Uruguay seolah tenggelam setelah merebut trofi pada 1950. Harapan untuk mengulang sukses pun pernah tumbuh pada 1970. Sayang, impian untuk tampil di final sekaligus meraih trofi kandas setelah pada laga semifinal ditundukkan Brazil 3-1. Meski mereka gagal, tiket semifinal yang diraih pada 1970 itu merupakan pencapaian tertinggi La Celeste – julukan timnas Uruguay – di ajang Piala Dunia dalam 40 tahun terakhir. Sebab, setelah 1970, kehadiran Uruguay di ajang Piala Dunia tak lebih dari penggembira.

Nah, kans untuk mengulang prestasi 1970 terbuka dini hari nanti. Skuad asuhan Oscar Washinton Tabarez itu akan menghadapi Ghana di perempat final (tayangan langsung RCTI pukul 01.30 WIB). Tapi, sama seperti Uruguay, The Black Stars – julukan Ghana – pun punya ambisi tinggi di laga tersebut. Ghana yang menjadi satu-satunya wakil Afrika di fase knockout ingin menorehkan catatan sejarah. Mereka termotivasi untuk menjadi wakil Afrika pertama yang berlaga di semifinal Piala Dunia. Sejauh ini, pencapaian terbaik tim Afrika di Piala Dunia hanya sampai pada perempat final. Yakni, Kamerun pada 1990 dan Senegal (2002).

Seperti yang saya prediksikan di sini, saya mengunggulkan Ghana.

URUGUAY

1 Fernando MUSLERA, 12 Juan CASTILLO, 23 Martin SILVA, 2 Diego LUGANO, 3 Diego GODIN, 4 Jorge FUCILE, 6 Mauricio VICTORINO, 16 Maximiliano PEREIRA, 19 Andres SCOTTI, 22 Martin CACERES, 5 Walter GARGANO, 8 Sebastian EGUREN, 11 Alvaro PEREIRA, 14 Nicolas LODEIRO, 15 Diego PEREZ, 17 Egidio AREVALO, 18 Ignacio GONZALEZ, 20 Alvaro FERNANDEZ, 7 Edinson CAVANI, 9 Luis SUAREZ, 10 Diego FORLAN, 13 Sebastian ABREU, 21 Sebastian FERNANDEZ

Peltih: Oscar TABAREZ

GHANA

1 Daniel AGYEI, 16 Stephen AHORLU, 22 Richard KINGSON, 2 Hans SARPEI, 4 John PANTSIL, 5 John MENSAH, 7 Samuel INKOOM, 8 Jonathan MENSAH, 15 Isaac VORSAH, 17 Ibrahim AYEW, 19 Lee ADDY, 6 Anthony ANNAN, 9 Derek BOATENG, 10 Stephen APPIAH, 11 Sulley MUNTARI, 13 Andre AYEW, 21 Kwadwo ASAMOAH, 3 Asamoah GYAN, 12 Prince TAGOE, 14 Matthew AMOAH, 18 Dominic ADIYIAH, 20 Quincy OWUSU-ABEYIE, 23 Kevin Prince BOATENG

Pelatih: Milovan RAJEVAC

sumber : Jawa Pos dan FIFA.com

Waiting For That Life-Changing Idea? Just Sleep On It


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The Times:

History is peppered with tales of phenomenal ideas taking shape in sleeping minds; Paul McCartney said that he awoke with the tune of Yesterday in his head, and Robert Louis Stevenson said that the idea for The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde came to him in a dream. But what exactly is going on in our minds while we sleep? Does slumber really prompt creative genius? And can the most uncreative of people receive flashes of inspiration once their head hits the pillow? Scientists believe that the mind at night weaves together bits of information in innovative ways. Throughout the day your brain rarely gets a chance to stop and think.In a state of constant alertness, it responds to a stream of challenges, from writing a report for a work deadline to remembering where you left your car keys and figuring out what to buy for dinner.

How to be inspired

Lack of sleep kills creativity
According to Professor Foster, a good night’s sleep increases the likelihood of developing novel solutions to problems. If your grey matter won’t produce a solution to a vexing problem – sleep on it.

Go to bed early
One study suggests that the most creative part of our sleeping occurs in the first half of the night, during slow-wave sleep. So if you need an answer to a solution and are short on time, it’s best to go to bed early and get up early, rather than to stay up late.

Mull over a problem before you go to bed
Try to direct your creative powers by thinking about the problem you want to solve, but don’t fret over it – you won’t be able to sleep.

Photo by kuypers.

[ This article putting from here ]

Ditemukan Gen Pendukung Usia


Sejumlah ilmuwan di Amerika Serikat mengaku telah menemukan sebuah gen yang mungkin dapat membuat manusia hidup lebih lama.

Manula

Sudah banyak penelitian mencari faktor usia panjang

Para peneliti di Institut Penelitian Usia Lanjut di New York mempelajari kerangka genetika sekelompok orang Yahudi yang berusia 100 tahun ke atas dan anak-anak mereka.

Mereka menemukan kaum wanita dalam kelompok ini memiliki sebuah gen yang berdampak pada hormon pertumbuhan.

Wartawan Urusan Sains BBC, Matt McGrath, melaporkan para ilmuwan berpendapat membatasi hormon tersebut mungkin bisa membuat manusia hidup lebih lama.

Pada dasarnya penelitian itu menemukan dampak dari sebuah hormon yang dinamakan ‘faktor pertumbuhan sejenis insulin’ terhadap panjangnya usia.

Dan lewat sejumlah eksperimen atas ragi, cacing, lalat dan tikus ditemukan bahwa dengan merekayasa gen-gen yang memproduksi zat ini maka mereka dapat memperpanjang usia secara signifikan.

Dengan meneliti sekelompok manula berusia 100 tahun ke atas dari etnik Yahudi Ashkenazi dan anak-anak mereka –yang kini sudah memasuki manula juga– para peneliti menemukan 2 mutasi dalam gen-gen yang berdampak pada sensitivitas terhadap ‘faktor pertumbuhan sejenis insulin’.

Hormon itu mendorong proses pertumbuhan badan serta kedewasaan dan para ilmuwan mengatakan rekayasa hormon tersebut tampaknya bisa memperlambat proses penuaan.

Konsekuensi lain dari rekayasa hormon itu adalah perawakan tubuh yang lebih pendek.

Para manula dalam penelitian itu rata-rata lebih rendah 2,5 cm dibanding masyarakat umum.

Bagaimanapun temuan gen yang mungkin dapat mengatur panjang usia ini bukan berarti merupakan kabar baik bagi kaum pria, karena semua pembawa mutasi genetika yang ditemukan sejauh ini adalah wanita.

[diambil dari BBC Indonesia ]

Kentucky Fried Chicken Original Recipes


kfc-corporation-louisville-kentucky.jpgMakan di KFC boleh dikatakan jarang, untuk tidak dikatakan tidak pernah. berkunjung ke situsnya pun tak pernah, untuk tidak boleh dikatakan jarang.

Di suatu hari, Di suatu suatu tempat di suatu Warnet di bilangan Jalan Sulfat, di salah satu folder saya temukan Resep-resep Asli dari Kentucky Fried Chichen.

Karena saya anggap layak untuk diketahui, maka saya meng-copy-nya kemudian mempostingnya di sini. Lebih dulu, sekedar untuk menambah pengetahuan, berikut tentang Apa dan Siapa Colonel Harland Sanders, sang Maestro per-AYAM-an itu:

colonel_bw.pngColonel Harland Sanders, born September 9, 1890, actively began franchising his chicken business at the age of 65. Now, the Kentucky Fried Chicken® business he started has grown to be one of the largest retail food service systems in the world. And Colonel Sanders, a quick service restaurant pioneer, has become a symbol of entrepreneurial spirit.

More than two billion of the Colonel’s “finger lickin’ good” chicken dinners are served annually. And not just in North America. The Colonel’s cooking is available in more than 82 countries around the world. When the Colonel was six, his father died. His mother was forced to go to work, and young. Harland had to take care of his three-year-old brother and baby sister. This meant doing much of the family cooking. By the age of seven, he was a master of a score of regional dishes. At age 10, he got his first job working on a nearby farm for $2 a month. When he was 12, his mother remarried and he left his home near Henryville, Ind., for a job on a farm in Greenwood, Ind. He held a series of jobs over the next few years, first as a 15-year-old streetcar conductor in New Albany, Ind., and then as a 16-year-old private, soldiering for six months in Cuba.

After that he was a railroad fireman, studied law by correspondence, practiced in justice of the peace courts, sold insurance, operated an Ohio River steamboat ferry, sold tires, and operated service stations. When he was 40, the Colonel began cooking for hungry travelers who stopped at his service station in Corbin, Ky. He didn’t have a restaurant then, but served folks on his own dining table in the living quarters of his service station. As more people started coming just for food, he moved across the street to a motel and restaurant that seated 142 people. Over the next nine years, he perfected his secret blend of 11 herbs and spices and the basic cooking technique that is still used today. As we grew… Sander’s fame grew. Governor Ruby Laffoon made him a Kentucky Colonel in 1935 in recognition of his contributions to the state’s cuisine. And in 1939, his establishment was first listed in Duncan Hines’ “Adventures in Good Eating.” In the early 1950s a new interstate highway was planned to bypass the town of Corbin. Seeing an end to his business, the Colonel auctioned off his operations. After paying his bills, he was reduced to living on his $105 Social Security checks.

Confident of the quality of his fried chicken, the Colonel devoted himself to the chicken franchising business that he started in 1952. He traveled across thecountry by car from restaurant to restaurant, cooking batches of chicken for restaurant owners and their employees. If the reaction was favorable, he entered into a handshake agreement on a deal that stipulated a payment to him of a nickel for each chicken the restaurant sold. By 1964, Colonel Sanders had more than 600 franchised outlets for his chicken in the United States and Canada. That year, he sold his interest in the U.S. company for $2 million to a group of investors including John Y. Brown Jr., who later was governor of Kentucky from 1980 to 1984. The Colonel remained a public spokesman for the company. In 1976, an independent survey ranked the Colonel as the world’s second most recognizable celebrity. Under the new owners, Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation grew rapidly. It went public on March 17, 1966, and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on January 16, 1969. More than 3,500 franchised and company-owned restaurants were in worldwide operation when Heublein Inc. acquired KFC Corporation on July 8, 1971, for $285 million.

Kentucky Fried Chicken became a subsidiary of R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc. (now RJRNabisco, Inc.), when Heublein Inc. was acquired by Reynolds in 1982. KFC was acquired in October 1986 from RJR Nabisco, Inc. by PepsiCo, Inc., for approximately $840 million. Colonel Sanders was always experimenting with food at his restaurant in Corbin, Ky., in those early days of the 1930s. He kept adding this and that to the flour for frying chicken and came out with a pretty good-tasting product. But customers still had to wait 30 minutes for it while he fried it up in an iron skillet. That was just too long a wait, he thought. Most other restaurants serving what they called “Southern” fried chicken fried it in deep fat. That was quicker, but the taste wasn’t the same. Then the Colonel went to a demonstration of a “new-fangled gizmo” called a pressure cooker sometime in the late 1930s. During the demonstration, green beans turned out tasty and done just right in only a few minutes. This set his mind to thinking. He wondered how it might work on chicken.

He bought one of the pressure cookers and made a few adjustments. After a lot of experimenting with cooking time, pressure, shortening temperature and level, Eureka! He’d found a way to fry chicken quickly, under pressure, and come out with the best chicken he’d ever tasted. There are several different kinds of cookers used to make Original Recipe Chicken today. But every one of them fries under pressure, the principle established by this now-famous Kentuckian. The Colonel’s first pressure cooker is still around. It holds a place of honor in the Colonel Sanders Museum at KFC’s Restaurant Support Center in Louisville.

Menu disajikan adalah sebagai berikut:

KFC BBQ Baked Beans
KFC Pork BBQ Sauce
KFC Buttermilk Biscuits
KFC Cole Slaw
KFC Corn Muffins
KFC Extra Crispy
KFC Extra Crispy Strips
KFC Gravy
KFC Honey Barbecued Wings
KFC Macaroni and Cheese
KFC Macaroni Salad
KFC Mashed Potatoes
KFC Original Recipe
KFC Pot Pie KFC Potato Salad
KFC Potato Wedges
KFC Rotisserie Style Chicken

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